‘What Do You Mean’ is Justin Bieber’s pride and joy, but Tori Kelly is giving the pop star a run for his money with her gorgeous cover. She’s Justin’s pal, but a little friendly competition never hurt anybody, right?
Is there anything Tori Kelly, 22, can’t sing? The girl with the gorgeous voice visited the UK’s Capital FM on September 7 to take part in their Instaoke segment, where she sang covers of Whitney Houston…and Justin Bieber! Yes, you’re about to hear Tori’s rendition of “What Do You Mean?” and it’s just everything! Click through to watch her epic performance!
When we thought “What Do You Mean?” couldn’t get any better, here comes Tori proving us wrong! Her cover of Justin’s insanely popular single is one part sweet, one part sexy, and wholly right! Tori puts her own spin on the Biebs’ “What Do You Mean?” and her changes stay true to the song while still making it her own.
Justin’s funky “What Do You Mean?” is a danceable hit, but with Tori behind the microphone, it becomes a soulful and slow ballad. We absolutely love it! An idea here: what if Justin and his pal Tori teamed up for a duet sometime to make this rendition official? How amazing would that be?
It’s perfectly clear why Capital FM would have Tori cover “What Do You Mean?” as one of their karaoke songs; Justin’s single is a bonafide hit! “What Do You Mean?” is the first of the Biebs’ songs to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 100 Chart. Amazing! Of course Tori would be asked to cover the hottest song in the world!
Not to mention, they put her pipes to a serious test by having her cover Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” famously one of the hardest songs to sing in the world. Obviously, Tori nailed it.
HollywoodLifers, did you like Tori’s cover of “What Do You Mean?” Or do you just want to stick with Justin’s original?
— Samantha Wilson