American Idol Alum Syesha Mercado Covers Beyonce’s Love On Top (Video Inside)
American Idol Alum & Broadway star Syesha Mercado posted a video via YouTube of her and her background singers running through Beyonce’s “Love On Top” and in less than 24 hrs, it’s already trending on Twitter, being talked about on all of the blogs, and has received more than 5200 views! Many have even stated that they favored her version even over Beyonce’s live performance at the VMA’s.
Syesha Mercado has been underrated since her American Idol days, but she is making it known that she’s one of the best female vocalists on the planet, and that she can survive off of pure talent alone. While she was the last woman standing on season 7 of Idol, she wasn’t the last contestant, and ended her trip on idol as the 2nd runner up. However, since idol, she’s toured the nation and Japan as Deena Jones in the Broadway tour of Dreamgirls, and she’s starred in a film titled Dreams, which is scheduled to be in 2012.
While her acting chops have definitely been evident, fans have been asking about an album. Well she doesn’t have a full album, but she does have a new single that came out last week titled “Christmas Melody”, which she debuted on Windy City Live, a new talk show in Chicago. The audience fell in love, and many fans left rave reviews on iTunes after purchasing the single, which is her first single since idol. In addition to all of the love she’s received because of her new single, she’s receiving numerous comments on her Twitter, Facebook, and you tube about how cover of Love On Top. People are amazed at how amazing she sounds, and at the fact that she’s singing without music, yet flawlessly. The background singers (Danotra Harris on Soprano, Britney Delagraentiss on Alto, and Dwight Osborne on Tenor) were favored by the fans as well for having such an awesome blend and really complimenting Syesha’s sound.
I believe this is just what Mercado needs to put her back on top, because her voice is definitely timeless, powerful, and beautiful. She’s definitely a force to be reckoned with, and I pray that she really get her props, because she is so talented. Be sure to check out her NEW single “Christmas Melody” on iTunes now at http://bit.ly/vuQSfL, and can her follow her on Twitter @Syesha and her official fan page @TeamSye. Syesha is also accessible on Facebook and on her new fan site, www.TeamSye.com.
***Check Out The Video of Syesha Covering Love On Top***
***Syesha was in Chicago this past week, and made appearances on Windy City Live, in studio at WGCI, and at the GEANCO Foundaiton’s Health & Hope For Africa Gala, where she was the headliner. Check out photos below***