It takes a brave soul to cover Adele. But if you had a penny for every negative comment underneath the video of Danielle Bradbery’s cover of the British sensation’s “Set Fire to the Rain,” you still wouldn’t have enough to buy a piece of gum.
“Vocals as fine and precise as cut crystal and those notes she hits with such power… Truly the voice of an angel and with so much soul,” writes one viewer, while even a British Adele-lover admits, “You sang this better than Adele.”
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Bradbery performed the song as part of her “Request Line” series. This is the sixth of seven straight weeks during which the 18-year-old country singer is taking fan requests for songs of any genre. So far, all of the votes have tallied pop. Before her glass-shattering rendition of “Fire,” The Voice winner tackled A Great Big World’s “Say Something,” Christina Perri’s “Human,” “Stay” by Rihanna, “Roar” by Katy Perry and “Try” by Colbie Caillat. (Coincidentally, she often covers Pink’s “Try” in concert.)
Fresh off Hunter Hayes’ We’re Not Invisible Tour, Bradbery is set to join Scotty McCreery on the road this fall.