After a brief rest on the bench, this week sees the return of That Grape Juice Cover Star. Helping kick things off are friends Nakia, Natasha, Davion, and Stephen, who serve up a rousing rendition of Beyonce‘s ‘Party’ from her latest LP ’4′.
Check out their performance below:
Though someone was off occasionally, this was by and large a great performance! We like!
This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star is TSoul. The Virginia native serves up a stirring take on Kelly Rowland‘s Urban smash ‘Motivation’.
Check out his showing, with Malon Ali, below:
A unique, fresh take on an already great song. A take which re-affirms that true artistry comes not only from being able to write lyrics, but also being able vocally interpret them and garnish them with ‘self”. Good stuff.
This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star is Tyler Jacob. The 21 year old New Jersey native serves up a soaring rendition of at Melanie Fiona‘s latest single ‘Gone & Never Coming Back’.
Check out his must-see showing below:
In an age where the male vocalist is a rare find, Jacob’s showing certainly shows there’s hope on the horizon. An undeniably gifted talent, here’s hoping he garners the attention he so clearly deserves.
This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star is Shanice Smith. The young Londoner tracks a crack at Beyonce‘s new controversial single ‘Run The World (Girls)’.
Peep her performance below:
Great showing; once which further serves as evidence that it’s not always a powerful vocal which makes for an interesting voice. Rather, as Shanice show, it’s about interpreting the music and making it one’s own – something the BRIT school student does so here to great effect. .
This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star is Envy Starr. The 22 year old, Los Angeles native serves up her own rendition of Mary J. Blige’s 2006 smash ‘Be Without You.
Check out the clip below:
Her over-reliance on the backing-track aside, Starr nailed it. Showcasing a competent and confident vocal, she serves as a reminder that it’s not all about having the best voice. Rather, how one is able to hone, control, and emote from it separates the bad from the good – this effortlessly falling into the latter. I like.