Top 16 Girls: Watch Melanin Zwane performing ‘True Colors’

Melanin Zwane performing ‘True Colors’ by Cyndi Lauper

Melanin Zwane performed ‘True Colors’ by Cyndi Lauper.

OK, so it’s ‘True Colors’ in the US, but Melanin will be giving us ‘True Colours’, Mzansi style. It was originally the title track and first single on American singer Cyndi Lauper’s second album in 1986. Her last US number one in the US, it received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 1998 it was recorded by Phil Collins – with Babyface on backing vocals. In 2003, it became the theme song for the Rugby World Cup, sung by Kasey Chambers. Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick did a version for the ‘Trolls’ movie. The version Melanin will do is from a TED Talks Education event in 2013, performed for kids and teachers by John Legend.

Making a song covered by legends like, Brandy, Phil Collins and Cyndi Lauper your own is no easy feat but Melanin managed to give us a sweet and delicate cover like nothing we’ve heard before.

Clear, pristine and angelic vocals from Melanin who captured the true essence of the ICONIC, ‘True Colours’ by Cyndi Lauper. Somizi said she did a version like no other.

Watch Melanin Zwane’s performance below;

So did you enjoy Melanin Zwane’s performance? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments’ section below.

Idols SA 2020 ‘Season 16’ airs every Sunday on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161 at 17:00 (SAST – South African Standard Time).

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