OMG, who knew Chewbacca Mom could sing? In response to the recent shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, she performed a powerful cover of a Michael Jackson ballad…and her performance definitely blew us away!
Chewbacca Mom, 37, is full of surprises! The mom who first won our hearts with her hilarious video playing with a Star Wars toy mask is back and spreading more love and joy — she shared a beautiful cover of herself singing Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World” on July 9, in the wake of the tragic shootings around the nation. Check it out here.
Chewbacca Mom, whose real name is Candace Payne, was incredibly saddened by the incidents that had been occurring in both Baton Rouge and Dallas. In the video, she revealed that she was only 30 minutes away from the fatal police ambush!
“I really don’t know what else to say,” Candace admitted, “other than I’ve been spreading joy, and I’ve been hoping to do that.” But even though she has definitely brought smiles to peoples’ faces, she has been at a loss for words recently. “I found myself the last couple of days being silent because I’ve just been so sad by what’s going on,” she continued. “And I wanted to just share with you my own arrangement of a song that I’ve come across that has really meant something amazing to me.”
“I felt like some one needed to sing these lyrics again, and sing them over our world, and just be a good reminder. I hope that it in some way touches you and inspires you to make a better place,” she added.
While Candace warned that she was a little rusty on the piano, as soon as she began, our jaws nearly dropped at how talented she truly is! Candace began easing into the MJ classic with a sweet and melodic voice. Then, as the song continued, she really let it rip showing off her amazing range. Incredible!
Candace’s amazing video comes only days after a gunman opened fire during a peaceful protest in Texas, killing five police officers on July 7. The protest was in response to the recent shooting of Alton Sterling, and, recognizing the ongoing violence, Chewbacca Mom wanted to prompt others to make a better place.
“Heal The World/ Make It A Better Place/ For You/ And For Me/ And The Entire Human Race/ There Are People Dying/ If You Care Enough/ For The Living/ Make A Better Place/ For You And For Me,” she sang. Considering all of the tragedies that are going on, Candace’s beautiful performance definitely brought smiles to our faces.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Chewbacca Mom’s performance?