“Amazing!” Pinoy duo’s rendition of ‘Hero’ impresses Mariah Carey

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  • Aldrich Talonding and James Bucong’s cover of the song “Hero” was included in Glamour’s “You Sang My Song” YouTube series
  • The Pinoy duo earned the praise of Mariah Carey who called their performance “amazing”
  • The duo was already featured in Ellen Degeneres’ show back in 2013

A Pinoy duo has earned the praise of none other than the Hollywood superstar Mariah Carey.

Aldrich Talonding and James Bucong’s cover of Mariah’s hit song, “Hero”, was among the videos chosen by Glamour Magazine to be included in their “You Sang My Song” YouTube series. In the series, an artist gets to react on viral cover videos of their songs.

For their Mariah Carey episode, it was the Pinoy duo Aldrich and James’ video (10:17) that the singer last watched. Upon hearing Aldrich’s voice hit high notes, Mariah couldn’t help but say, “Amazing!”

She went on to share a fact about the song, “It’s interesting because when I first wrote ‘Hero,’ I wasn’t even writing it for myself. There is something special about it, especially when you see such a wide range of people doing the song — different ages, different places in the world. It’s really a nice feeling as a songwriter.”

Mariah continued with her praises and said, “I loved the rendition. Amazing.”

It’s not the first time that Aldrich and James made a mark among big stars. The duo was already featured on Ellen Degeneres’ show back in 2013 for their first viral video which was a rendition of the song “Dance With My Father.”

You can watch Mariah Carey’s episode of “You Sang My Song”  from Glamour Magazine’s Youtube channel:

Here’s the original video of Aldrich and James from their own Youtube channel:

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