Adele is, without a doubt, the best artist of 2010 and 2011. She's had nearly half her album 21 hit the top of the charts and it seems like everyone everywhere has at least heard about her canceled tour because of the strain her voice has been under.
Everyone seems to be covering her now. I've shared some of my favorites on this blog.
This kid below evidently won Austrailia's Got Talent. I found the video when I was bored on YouTube. Skip forward to 2:00 to see him actually sing.
The funny thing is, I actually don't think he's that good of a singer. Sure, he's far and away better than I was at that age and is far and away better than probably 100% of his peers, but he's pitchy on most of the songs I've heard him on, and they tend to all be a tad too big for his voice.
It's true that he has a huge voice for a 14 year old.
But there is one thing that he has that I think of as enviable. Listen to the way he emulates Adele's voice. It's incredible. He gets her accent (much different than his Australian accent), he gets her voice pronunciation, and he captures he presence inside of the piece, though it's not her singing it...it's him. It's remarkable really. Listen to Jennifer Hudson pop out of this one below. Again, skip the crap at the beginning.
He's actually a really good singer, despite what I said above. I find it most remarkable that he is able to contort his voice to the style of the original artist in ways I could never dream to. It's an incredible talent.
He's also like the Australian Justin Bieber, except that he can sing.