Most times, when you hear a singer trying to cover a legendary song, you cringe not knowing what it will sound like or if they will do it any justice. More so, when the huge song being covered belongs to a legendary singer like Whitney Houston, its almost a sure bet that it will hardly compare to the original song. But one blind teen was recorded singing the hit song ‘I Will Always Love You’, and it is safe to say, the teen gives the late Whitney Houston a run for her money!
In the video clip, Elsie, from the Philippines, who has now gone viral thanks to her incredible talent, passionately sings the classic acapella style, and beautifully hits all the high notes while maintaining the rhythm of the song just as we know it.
Elsie lives in a small fishing village in the Philippines. What amazed people the most about this talented girl was the fact that she does not speak any English and only learns songs through repetition after listening to them since she cannot read the lyrics because she is blind and has never been to school.
The video that was shared on Facebook already has more than 21 million views. Darrell Burnett, who shared the video, captioned it, “This is Elsie again with another song. She is blind since birth, cannot speak English but she memorized these songs and sings like an angel”
“She has never been to school, never learned English. She listens to songs and learns the song. She has one of the most Amazing voices I have ever heard. She lives in a small fishing village in the Philippines.” He added.
One person said, “She is so beautiful and so is her voice – she made me cry, it’s that beautiful.”
Another said, “She needs a music company to hear her. Her voice is absolutely amazing.”