Filipina singer Elaine Duran has made it to an instant global spotlight after her excellent song cover got noticed by none other than Mariah Carey.
Duran, known for her impressive vocals, not long ago sang Carey’s hit song titled “My All.” A certain broadcasting and media company with almost 800k followers on Instagram then featured this particular cover. It was posted as part of what seems to be a song challenge dedicated to the iconic piece.
To everyone’s surprise, what happened next was an Instagram story from the Supreme Songbird herself, expressing delight in the rendition. Carey reshared the post to her account by penning a short acknowledgment that quickly made headlines among the Filipino community.
“She killed it!!! Wow!!!” said the internationally acclaimed singer famed for her five-octave vocal range. Carey released “My All” in 1997 as part of her sixth studio album “Butterfly.” With the moniker of “Queen of Christmas,” she is also behind the hits “Always Be My Baby,” “Hero,” and “Emotions.”
On September 30, Duran took to a social update to react to being recognized by one of her biggest idols and inspiration in music.
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“As a lamb (the name for Carey’s stans), this is a great achievement for me; to be noticed by Ms. @mariahcarey,” Duran captioned with a crying emoji. Furthermore, she conveyed her sincere gratitude for the feature which made this unexpected outcome possible.
Meanwhile, several friends from the showbiz industry sent their congratulations to Duran. Filipino netizens also delivered their warm compliments to the singer.
Elaine Duran, 24, bagged the grand champion title for It’s Showtime’s reality singing competition series, Tawag ng Tanghalan. Aside from posting music content on her YouTube channel, she occasionally makes appearances on some shows by the ABS-CBN network.
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