If someone put a microphone to your face and told you to start singing, what would you do? Most of us would probably feel embarrassed and try to run away, a perfectly reasonable reaction when you’re in public. That’s not what Charlotte Awbery did, though, and we’re so grateful for that.
Charlotte was walking through a London Underground station when someone asked her to sing a few lines from Shallow. The man with the microphone was one Kevin Freshwater, an online star with more than a million followers. He was doing a segment called Finish the lyrics when Awbery walked by, and he couldn’t resist calling on her for help. It put Charlotte under a lot of pressure, but that didn’t stop her from giving a breathtaking performance.
This guy challenged strangers to ‘finish the lyrics’ and this woman passing by started belting out Shallow like she was performing at the Oscars, literally flawless 😭— Anthony | Lady Gaga News (@antpats2) February 18, 2020
📹: Kevin Freshwater pic.twitter.com/P8Vn5qj4Nn
As anyone who’s seen A Star Is Born will know, Shallow is a massive ballad. It’s not the easiest track to recreate, especially when you’re put on the spot. However, Awbery has a set of lungs that would make Lady Gaga proud, and she absolutely did the song justice. Freshwater was evidently stunned when Awbery hit those stellar notes, and he wasn’t the only one.
After the video of Charlotte’s performance hit the internet, people lost their minds. The fact that this woman wasn’t in a recording studio laying those vocals down on an album seemed crazy to them. Awbery had clear talent, and the world deserved to hear it.
In the few days since the singer became a viral sensation, she’s amassed more than 100,000 followers on Instagram alone. People want to hear everything that Charlotte has to offer, and with any luck, her newfound success will lead to great things. Who knows, maybe Gaga herself will see the video and extend a helping hand to the unsigned artist. A duet between these two would be legendary, and it would certainly tide us over while we wait for LG6 to drop.
We don’t know what’s next for Awbrey, but we do have everything crossed that her talent will take her places. She can count us as one of her many new followers who want nothing but the best for her future. You’ve gone off the deep end now, Charlotte; time to dive in.