Throughout the years many artists have covered songs to pay tribute to their influences, to showcase their talents, or to simply perform a song they love. Thanks to YouTube, covering songs is bigger than ever! One staple of YouTube is giving a platform for those who previously didn’t have one and these kids took that to heart, giving performances that rival the originals.
Jamie Lou’s “cover” of Shakira’s “Empire” is closer to a re-recording of the track, featuring new musicians, a new music video, and most importantly a new leading lady. Jamie Lou’s vocal prowess is evident and quite impressive for a girl her age!
Internet phenomenon MattyBRaps struck again with his cover of Jason Derulo and 2 Chainz’s “Talk Dirty”. This cover features Chloe Channell, another YouTube child star who’s vocal work brings a new dimension to the second verse. With charm and talent, MattyB roped in 23 million views with this cover.
It’s hard to comprehend the vocal virtuosity of Maddi Jane even after watching her videos. Her delivery, tone, and general vocal maturity are astonishing for a fifteen year old. Even more impressive, she was only 10 when she covered Shontelle’s “Impossible” which has racked up 64 million views!!!