Nikki Yanofsky Stars in YouTube Commercial for 'App Scat'

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Nikki Yanofsky has a problem. The 16-year-old jazz sensation can't seem to stop speaking in scat! Thankfully, she's found an iPhone app called AppScat to help remedy the situation.

"Looks like I need the help of the 'AppScat' since no one -- not even my parents or weird brothers -- can understand what I say ... or sing," she says.

Okay, so AppScat isn't a real app, but Nikki has made a super cute commercial for it, which shows her using the app to help translate her scatting into words her friends and family can understand.

Scat singing is when vocalists use wordless syllables and sounds to sing improvised melodies and rhythms. It's kind of like using your voice as another instrument in a song. It's primarily used in jazz, although can be found in hip-hop and pop, too. Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby were known for their scat singing, and now Nikki is putting her updated twist on it.

In the video, the Canadian star can't help but speak in scat, whether she's at home, in class or even breaking up with her boyfriend! But thanks to AppScat, she's able to communicate just like everyone else.

Watch the creative commercial below. Do you wish AppScat was real? Nikki Yanofsky's new album, 'Nikki,' is available in stores and on iTunes now.


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