Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there’s no doubt you’ve heard at least one Adele cover this year. After she released her latest album in 2015, the Internet was flooded with renditions of the album’s number one breakout single, “Hello.” People (and dogs!) everywhere just can’t seem to resist the award-winning singer and her numerous soulful hits.
But just because you’ve seen countless Adele impersonations and covers, doesn’t mean you’ve seen it all … unless you’ve already seen the incredibly impressive Olivia Kay. Now twelve years old, Olivia was a mere decade old when she performed this version of “Rolling in the Deep” that could give the original a run for its money. The young singer and actress hails from Edmond, Oklahoma, a suburb of the state’s capital. She first began singing at the age of seven, when her innate talent was instantly recognized. She began training with a vocal coach and within months had her first public gig: performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at an Oklahoma RedHawks baseball game.
So how did Olivia feel when she experienced her first brush with Internet fame, brought on by this YouTube video? “Oh my gosh. That’s pretty much all I can say,” Olivia exclaimed. And if you’re wondering, her song choice was very deliberate. “It’s not exactly a little-kid kind of song. It’s more of a challenging song, and I like big, challenging songs that are harder and tougher.” It’s safe to say she stayed true to her word!
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H/T: Olivia Kay