Pinoy Viral Cover Of SAM SMITH Hit Impresses International Celebrities
Grammy-winning singer Sam Smith, who has adapted gender-neutral pronouns they/them, recently shared the viral video of the young Filipino student singing their 2017 hit "Too Good At Goodbyes" to their millions of followers on social media.
WHO IS THIS KID!!!!!? YOU ARE OUT OF THIS UNIVERSE WHOEVER YOU ARE ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4zHfaXVSw0
— Sam Smith (@samsmith) February 8, 2020
The boy has since been identified as former Tawag Ng Tanghalan contestant Carlmalone Montecido, the "Blind Balladeer of Bacolod" from the first season of the reality singing competition in 2017.
And thanks to Smith, their social media posts have given an even bigger audience to witness the Filipino singer's impressive rendition. Followed by some of the biggest artists around the world, Montecido's cover has drawn reactions from several other popular celebrities.
The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson was among the first ones to reply to Sam's tweet saying, "This video has been going around my team as well! This kid is insane!!"
This video has been going around my team as well! This kid is insane!! https://t.co/ucGFrXD0I7
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) February 8, 2020
The Masked Singer judge Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls commented on Sam's Instagram post saying, "Omg he is EVERYTHING babe!!!♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️and he can saaaamg 🎤🎶♥️♥️."
The Vamps' James McVey was in awe and could only say, "Jesus Christ 🔥" while rapper Ty Dolla Sign busted out six more fire emojis to express his amazement.
Niall Horan of One Direction also gave his stamp of approval commenting, "Wowwwwww !!! Amazing" on Smith's video post while Bebe Rexha had "goosebumps."
Actors Luke Evans (from Fast & Furious 6 and Beauty and the Beast) and Ncuti Gatwa (from Netflix's Sex Education) were also among those impressed by the cover. "Excuse the bloodclart out of me 👏🏾👏🏾🙌🏾," the latter said.
Little Mix collaborator and songwriter Kamille gave a bit more technical take, commenting on Montecido's tone and saying it was "nuts."
Check out more reactions from all over the world on Sam Smith's Instagram post which now has 2.1 million views and 713k likes, just 11 hours since its upload: