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7 Reasons Why You Sould Know Carrie Manolakos

So everyone saw her cover of Radiohead's Creep...but kids, that was just the tip of the iceberg.

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That is songstress supreme Carrie Manolakos (the vowels go a-o-a-o). Our friend Carrie here has a system:

1) Start softly
2) Getgraduallylouder then KILLYOUWITHAWESOME

3) End it with a gentle "it's not you, it's me" so we can cope with what just happened...AND YOU SHOULD BE ALL OVER THIS.

Let's go take a listen!

1. Start with what we know.

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Can you even believe that? Do you believe what you just heard? If not, GET ON THE REALITY TRAIN, WE'VE JUST LEFT THE STATION AND THERE'S A LONG WAY TO GO.

2. Cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

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Mmm. Can I get a hallelujah up in here? Carrie?...HALLELUJAH.

3. One more of her belting covers then we'll get to the good stuff: Mumford and Son's The Cave

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Clearly she's got belting down to a science. Let's see what else she's got...

4. So let's take those awesome high notes and throw in an insane run. Whitney Houston/Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You

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The "oh my God" at the beginning of the video is setting you up for the moment at 3:03. Did you hear it? Did you count all of the notes. THAT IS SOLID SINGING. She tossed that run off like it was a sorority tube top at a frat party.

5. She writes her own stuff, too. This is her In Your Own Grace.

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Oh yeah, she plays the piano. And the guitar. You know you'd have this in your itunes for a Summer day. Don't front. Save that for your bros...we're in Truthtown population you, me and Carrie.

6. It's like a singer/songwriter and a pop diva had a baby...and it was the most awesome baby. Carrie Manolakos' Waste the Night

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Very chill. Sorry, 10 points from Gryffindor for the use of "chill" BUT you get the point, eh? She's awesome. You may be wondering; "From whence did she come?" Oh, I'll tell you where.

7. She comes from the theater world! Here's her on tour as Elphaba in Wicked singing Defying Gravity. Just listen.

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This clip gets baller right around the 6:15 mark. After Graduating from the famed NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Carrie went on to Broadway as Sophie in Mamma Mia then did a KILLER turn as Elphaba in Wicked.

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