The Face to Face events sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is popular especially among the youth of the Church. Each episode presents an audience with well-known Mormon personalities, including famous Mormon entertainers, as well as, General Authorities of the Church.
On 11 October 2017 at 6:00 pm MDT, youth from around the world are invited to participate in a Face to Face event with musical artists Lexi Walker, Madilyn Paige, Nicole Luz, Nik Day, and Patch Crowe, which will include performances by each of the artists and a question-and-answer session. Youth will be able to submit their questions before and during the broadcast on LDS.org.
The musical artists who will be participating in the worldwide Face to Face event on 11 October 2017 are:
Lexi Mae Walker is a 15-year-old vocalist who captivates audiences with her powerful angelic voice. She attributes a big part of her musical inspiration to her grandmother who was a public-school music teacher for 30 years and worked with her in family settings. She is a member of the world-famous One Voice Children’s Choir under the direction of Masa Fukuda. in January 2017, she once again wowed her audience with her stunning performance of “I Hope You Dance” at the Inaugural Freedom Ball 2017. Lexi has performed around the world and with notable artists such as The Piano Guys, David Archuleta, Kristin Chenoweth, Lindsey Stirling, Alex Boyé, and Jenny Oaks Baker. She has commented, ““Having fun is [the] success. [If] you’re doing the things you love, you’re going to be successful. Mostly, I just feel really lucky and I’m really grateful that I get to have this opportunity!”
Madilyn Paige is a singer-songwriter from Provo, Utah. She grew up in Japan. She is a former contestant on Season 6 of NBC’s The Voice, being 16 years of age at the time. On 1 November 2014, the single of her original song “Irreplaceable” was released. On 2 February 2015, her self-titled EP was released. Madilyn was also the winner of the “Next Big Youtuber” award at Utah’s YouTube Convention – CVX Live 2015 on 9 August 2015. She has stated, “I rely on my faith every step of the way. I believe that I am receiving direction in every decision I make and that I am being led in everything that I do. It helps me choose what’s right for me and what’s not.”
Nicole Luz starred in the Brazilian version of American Idol at age 9 and Brazil’s version of The Voice Kids at age 13. In 2016, Nicole participated in an international talent competition with 500 youth from 80 countries and won first runner-up in the teen category. Nicole has found exciting opportunities to share the gospel through her talents as she continues to build her music career.
Nik Day is a 30-year-old accomplished singer-songwriter from Idaho Falls, Idaho. It has been said that he sounds like John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Michael Bublé. He has commented that he loves music “because you can say things that you normally wouldn’t say and for some reason it’s okay. I love it because it brings out so many emotions, and helps us express them.” Nick is no stranger to music as it has always been a part of his life experiences. By the age of 13, he began writing his own music, and by the age of 16, he compiled a book of piano solos which he had composed and sold it to piano teachers and their students in his hometown of Idaho Falls. Nik also served a two-year full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Mexico. Beyond producing his own music, Nik works for the Church as the youth music manager, writing music for the youth program, making videos, and coaching others in music. He recognizes that it is his Heavenly Father who has given him the talent for writing songs, and he puts his trust and confidence in Him as to where the incredible journey will lead him.
Terrence Patrick Crowe III (Patch) is from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is one of nine children and has triple citizenship – Australia, Britain, and United States. He started his music career putting on Jackson 5 concerts for his stuffed animals. He began entertaining for more enthusiastic audiences when he became a member of the Provo-based boy band Beyond 5 in February 2013. His musical influences include Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and Sam Smith. In 2015, Patch served a two-year full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Scotland/Ireland Mission. On 15 July 2017, he married Erin Todd Crowe for time and eternity in the Payson Utah Temple.
This is an event that all youth of the Church will want to watch. The event can be watched as part of a Mutual activity, or youth can participate with their friends or family at home. It will be broadcast live on LDS.org, Facebook, and YouTube. For those who are unable to watch the broadcast on 11 October, it will be archived for future use and viewing.