10 Brilliant Song Covers By People Of Color

Do all Filipinos have amazing voices?

1. “The Other Side” by Jason Derulo covered by Anoop Desai

Anoop came in sixth place on the eighth season of American Idol. His falsetto! Watch more of his stuff here.

2. “Antes De Las Seis” by Shakira covered by Cáthia and Mary Miranda

These two young women were both contestants on the fourth season of The Voice. And what’s spicier than two Latinas going head to head in a sing off? Answer: Two Latinas going head to head in a sing off smothered in habanero peppers. But because The Voice is a family show, the habaneros were nixed at the last minute.

3. “Hey Soul Sister” by Train covered by Joseph Vincent

He plays guitar too?! *swoon* Find his YouTube channel here.

4. “All By Myself” by Celine Dion covered by Charice Pempengco

Originally from the Philippines, Charice gained public attention through YouTube. In May 2008, she appeared on Oprah. After that, it was a done deal…because Oprah. But also because she has an AMAZING TALENT!

5. “Payphone” by Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa covered by Jason Chen

Yeah, the radio killed this one, but Jason Chen’s cover brings a fresh sound to the track. Listen to more of his stuff on his YouTube page.

6. “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman covered by Boyce Avenue feat. Kina Grannis

This trio of Puerto Rican brothers are a YouTube sensation. This video itself has over 18 million views. Their YouTube page includes plenty of other acoustic covers and original songs as well. Check it out! Find more from Kina Grannis here.

7. “If I Were A Boy” by Beyoncé covered by Rachel Crow

Rachel was an X Factor hopeful on the first season of the U.S. version of the show - she made it to the top five. Can you believe she’s only fifteen years old? Catch more of her stuff on YouTube.

8. “Mercy” by Duffy covered by Juhi

Juhi is a contestant on the present season of The Voice. Tune into NBC on Mondays 8/7c and Tuesdays 9/8c to watch her perform on Team Cee Lo. Don’t forget to vote!

9. “This Woman’s Work” by Kate Bush covered by Matthew Johnson

This guy killed those high notes…UNBELIEVABLE. Check out more on his YouTube channel. He has less than 2,000 subscribers. He could use some love!

10. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston covered by Jessica Sanchez

Jessica was the runner up in season eleven of American Idol. She was only sixteen years old when she performed this Whitney classic on the show.

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