Cover Star: J Rome Sings ‘I Have Nothing’

Published: Saturday 2nd Jan 2010 by Sam

Holding true to our promise of keeping things fresh here at That Grape Juice (v.2.0 baby!), we bring you ‘Cover Star’. Completing our current feature-list (From The Vault, Original Articles etc), Cover Star will each week showcase regular folk’s rendition of your favourite tracks. Recent history has shown the web to be the place to discover new talent – talent which is undeniably out there in abundance. So what better way to give shine to undiscovered talent than on your favourite site and mine – That Grape Juice!

This week’s Cover Star is 27 year old  J Rome. The Maryland native turns in a ridiculously good rendition of  Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’: Check it out:

Wow! J really took it to CHURCH! It’s not often that male vocalists can tackle a track recorded by a female with the voice of a Whitney et al. Yet not only did he tackle it, he turned in an awesome performance, one in which really saw him put his own stamp on it.

For more on J Rome, check out his Youtube page

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  1. Truth January 2, 2010

    He sound better than some of the male R&B singers that performed on the 106 & Party New Years Eve show

  2. erok January 2, 2010

    damn! boy took it home!!

    not mad at that.
    he hit hose notes at the end hella good!

  3. just saying January 2, 2010

    why dont you feature white singers too? and why do you delete my comments, its just an opinion – not spam as you mark it as……… just saying.

  4. Destined January 2, 2010

    That was excellent! Someone sign this dud asap!

  5. Andrew January 2, 2010

    His ‘Take You From Here’ song is hella good!! 😀
    Check it out

  6. Steffon January 2, 2010

    You betta sang….where is his record deal? Damn I wish I could sing lol

  7. NIQUE January 2, 2010

    That was beautiful.

  8. viplister January 2, 2010

    Wow… this boy has some PIPES! Whitney Houston can’t sing her own song like that right now… lol You betta do it homey…

    No shade… but what is that on the bridge of his nose? Is that a birthmark? mole? I say handle that, find three background dudes, and start a group… There is NO ONE out there singing like this in secular music. And the world needs a new age Boyz II Men to sell another 60 million records world wide… you could be the new Wanye…

    *sidenote* doesn’t he look like Wayman from ‘Low Down Dirty Shame’ a little?

  9. OtisP January 2, 2010

    Who is he? Wheres he from?

  10. D’sabadmofo! January 3, 2010

    R U not going to post Tiffany Evan’s cover?! She killed that song. U really should post it. Dare I say she was on Whitney Houston’s tail with her vocals.

  11. Jmoore January 3, 2010

    That was Hot…i must admit when i read what song he was performing by Whitney i didn’t think he could pull it off. That was sick. Biggup to J Rome..

  12. thatmangojuice January 3, 2010

    that was amazing

  13. mez January 3, 2010

    what a difficult song to sing….not sure he made it… he aiiight

  14. Nick January 3, 2010

    HE WAS FANTASTIC !!! (truly)

  15. Leo January 3, 2010

    Love it!

  16. Evelien January 3, 2010

    OMG !!! He sounds amazing. Someone needs to give this guy a contract.

  17. parisian girl January 3, 2010

    WOW!!!!it was amazing!!!!he needs a record deal!

  18. Just me January 3, 2010

    OMG, my STOMACH! I feel a little tickle or something when he sings ” HURRRRRRRT”. WOW. VERY Impressive.

  19. Deirdre B Pride January 3, 2010

    Wow, ,just wow.

  20. Kdogg January 3, 2010

    gO AHEAD J HE CAN SING

  21. MORE TRUTH January 4, 2010

    BILLY OCEAN IS CONSIDERED THE MALE WHITNEY HOUSTON IN HIS PRIME. HE CAN STILL SING IF YOU GET PAST HIS DREADLOCKS, HAHA. THIS KID IS AVG. THE BEGINNING WAS MESSED UP AND OFF KEY. YEA, HE DID HIT THE MONEY NOTES BUT THE REST (EASY PARTS) WAS ATROCIOUS. NO EMOTION IN THIS PERFORMANCE. DIDNT FEEL IT.

  22. 12345 January 4, 2010

    are you all mad? yeah the guy can sing very good but its not something extraodirnary, black guys that can sing always have the voice like this am I def or are you guys overreacting?

  23. Laura June 21, 2012

    In love with this man.

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