Last week, a small group of press and Ed Sheeran fans were invited to MTV in New York for an advanced screening of Ed Sheeran’s “Nine Days And Nights Of Ed Sheeran” documentary. We thought who better to review the hour-long look at the singer-songwriter than one of his very own Sheerios. So we asked Alexis Perez of NYCSHEERAN.tumblr.com. Here’s what she had to say:
My name is Alexis Perez.
I am 24 and live in in Manhattan. I’m a blogger, and I run an Ed Sheeran fan account NYCSHEERAN.tumblr.com. I update daily with news, pictures, videos, tour info about Ed Sheeran. I also keep in touch with many people who also have an interest in Ed Sheeran. I currently work with individuals with disabilities, teaching them about the magic and beauty of music.
One of my priorities in life is to promote and raise awareness about the essentials of music. Music has played an important role in my life and is the reason why I fell in love with Ed Sheeran. So, I was extremely excited when I found out there was going to be an Ed Sheeran documentary called “Nine Days And Nights of Ed Sheeran” on MTV. (Being a fan has its advantages!)
I had so many expectations and can happily say that I was completely satisfied with the documentary. I’m so glad that MTV decided to make a documentary with Ed Sheeran because I believe that this will give everyone a chance to really understand who he is and where he comes from.
When I was watching “Nine Days And Nights of Ed Sheeran,” I felt like I was watching a documentary about a really close friend of mine. I’ve been to a few of Ed Sheeran’s shows here in New York, and I’ve and have seen him play a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. He is absolutely mind-blowing performing live, and that was one thing I was expecting to see in the documentary.
One of my favorite moments has to be when Ed Sheeran was waiting for his new single “Sing” to be aired for the first time on the radio. I remember that exact day he was counting down the moment on Twitter, and I remember that insanely good feeling I had while I was hearing “Sing” for the first time. Now, watching how nervous yet excited he was at that moment made that experience ten times better.
I’m extremely proud of Ed because I have been a part of this journey since the first album and have seen him grow so much. The beauty of this documentary is that it shows how dedicated and determined Ed Sheeran is. It shows how he overcame many obstacles to become the successful singer-songwriter he is today.
The best message I received from watching Ed’s documentary is how true Ed Sheeran is to himself and others. I am so happy that he gets this chance to show everyone who he is.
I’ve never met him in person but if and when I do I will surely thank him for everything he has done music wise! I give Nine days and Nights of Ed Sheeran 5 glowing stars! You’ll fall in love with him… if you haven’t already.
— (@nycsheeran) June 10, 2014