Selena Gomez better watch out! Alessia Cara recently performed a cover of the star’s mega hit ‘Same Old Love’ and WOW — what a voice! Her stripped down version will totally give you goose bumps and leave you wanting more. Take a listen for yourself!
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Alessia Cara, 19, has a knack for beautifully and uniquely covering popular songs. But her latest venture — tackling Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love” — may just be her most magical cover yet! Take a listen for yourself and tell us, who does it better?
While visiting the “Elvis Duran Morning Show” on Jan. 26, Alessia surprised listeners with her epic “Same Old Love” cover and needless to say, she slayed! She opted for a no-thrills, acoustic version of the Selena Gomez hit and we have to say, it was an incredible rendition! The girl’s got TALENT!
She adapted the poppy song to fit her raw, clear voice and we love how she effortlessly turned it into a sort of moody ballad. Accompanied by just an acoustic guitar, Alessia peeled away the glitz and glam of the original song — including the Charli XCX-assisted backing vocals — and went in a simpler, more organic direction.
Alessia ended 2015 on a high note by dropping her debut album Know-It-All, and announcing her very own headlining tour. What’s more, her breakout single “Here,” just hit the top of Billboard’s chart. It would be an understatement to say that the young star is on a roll!
In celebration of her rising pop-star status, she received a special No. 1 plaque on the “Elvis Duran Morning Show,” which was completely well deserved. “Charts shouldn’t be validating, but number one? That’s incredible to me,” Alessia gushed during her radio interview. We think it’s incredible too, Alessia!
By now we should be used to Alessia creating such beautifully original covers, after all, she’s previously dazzled us with her renditions of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and Nick Jonas’ “Levels,” just to name a few. We’re already hooked on Alessia’s magnificent voice and artistic talent and we just hope there’s more where this came from!
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What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you prefer Alessia’s acoustic version of “Same Old Love” or are you partial to Selena’s original jam?