Cover Star: Alvester Martin’s Moving ‘Make It To Me’ Cover (Sam Smith)

Published: Saturday 20th Sep 2014 by Rashad

Alvester Martin is a name you should get used to hearing.

The R&B crooner may have seen his ever-talented dancing shoes slide right next to the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, and more over the course of his career, but now his feet are guiding him center stage.

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In a recent cover Martin’s soulful voice can be heard blessing fellow crooner Sam Smith‘s ‘Make It To Me.’ Adding in an ever-timely twist of Janet Jackson‘s ‘Come Back To Me’ (as this week marks the 25th anniversary of the release of its parent album ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’), press play below and tell us if he does the cuts justice:

Showcasing a sincerity oft lost in the everyday cover, Martin’s delivery of ‘Make It To Me’ made us believe every word he said.

Never succumbing to the urge to “overdo it” with embellishments, the simplicity of Alvester’s arrangement complimented that of the original singers’ without sounding as if he was trying to imitate.

We go for “sangers” who recognize singing is not just a showcase of the instrument, but also how it’s handled and manipulated.  Bravo Alvester for making this a “must hear”!

For more on Alvester, check out his Soundcloud page here.

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  1. DanitySlain September 20, 2014

    This is what R&B has been missing. A man with a REAL MAN’S voice.

  2. ChakaYonce September 20, 2014

    So happy that the Queen discovered him, she’s always doing her part to help the community.

  3. Mingxxx September 20, 2014

    Alvester did good with his version however copycat copyright infringement thief beyonce could learn more from Alvester since she was caught on video lip syncing again for the got the runs paris show i like alvesters pure vocals hes not a fraud like queen of copy thiefyonce

  4. martin September 21, 2014

    TRUE r&b vocals!!

  5. DanitySlain September 29, 2014

    No shade but he needs to be more careful. Isn’t he the one who slept with Christina’s ex boyfriend Jorge? Yes I think he is.

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