Meet Elsie, a girl from a small village in the Philippines who has gained millions of fans across the world, just after her video singing songs of Whitney Houston and Ed Sheeran went viral on the internet.
“I Will Always Love You” is a legendary song that cannot be topped so people are told not to bother as the results don’t often compare. But when we saw this girl, we were in awe. She’s a true talent and hopefully a star in the making.
Elsie is blind and she was never able to go to school, and although she can’t speak English, she has memorized these songs so well and is making headlines with her incredible talent.
However, it is only in the past few weeks that she has become a viral superstar, after a video of her singing I Will Always Love You was posted on Facebook by an American man named Darrell Burnett.
‘This is Elsie she is totally blind. She has never been to school, never learned English.
‘She listens to songs and learns the song. She has one of the most Amazing voices I have ever heard. She lives in a small fishing village in the Philippines.’
She delivers the song seated outside of her family’s humble home in a small fishing village in the Philippines, and she doesn’t need any studio trickery or elaborate production to convey the song; as the video demonstrates, she can even handle the power and range of the final chorus, which modulates into an even higher key for added impact.
Below is the jaw-dropping rendition of Whitney Houston’s cover – I Will Always Love You singed by Elsie: