"This kind of spunky freshman came on stage and commanded the stage with her presence and did her own original music," said Burke. "We thought man she would be fantastic to sing 'Joy to the World.'"
And Madson is not only talented musically. She is majoring in Biomedical Science, and plans to apply to medical school in the future.
"I know that with my major, things are going to get hectic and crazy and I'll get overwhelmed so music is kind of my passion, something I know I can go and truly enjoy," Madson said.
The video itself tells a story of students spreading joy in the community.
"I knew immediately that it would resonate with the Marquette community," Burke said. "People told me they got a little weepy and emotional when they saw it and so did I because I feel like it embodies that feeling of Marquette and Christmas time at Marquette."