12-Year-Old Dua Lipa Shows Off Singing Chops On Alicia Keys’ “No One” In Cute Viral Video

It’s no secret that Dua Lipa is one of the biggest stars on the planet right now, but what you might not have heard is how great she was as a singer at age 12! The British-Albanian singer appeared in a video shot when she was just a schoolgirl, singing Alicia Keys’ “No One” and a traditional song from her homeland. Fans were amazed to see that Lipa was already a skilled singer at such a young age, and the cute school days video quickly went viral.

The video finds 12-year-old Lipa performing at a function, presumably a school event. In the first half of the video, she sings “No One” solo to a backing track, and she does a cracking job with the R&B tune! If anyone has been wondering how Lipa would fare without Auto-Tune or any benefit from professional production, here’s your proof. She delivers the goods in the performance, singing like a pro even despite her young age.

After a minute of “No One”, the video cuts to a second tune from the same event. For the second song, the young Lipa sings a duet on a traditional song with another student. The video title notes that the performance took place in Kosovo. Lipa was born in London, England in 1995 and moved to Pristina, Kosovo in 2008, before moving back to London three years later. The uploader states that Lipa is 12 years old in the clip, so presumably the video was captured shortly after she moved to Kosovo.

The audience clearly appreciated Lipa’s skills, and gave her a big applause. Many fans noted that she gave a very sweet smile after hearing the applause, perhaps suggesting that she had already caught the live performance bug at a young age. The video is an interesting document of her early years in music, as there are very few videos of a young Lipa performing. In one of her few other available early performances, Lipa performs a passionate version of Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name”.

Lipa’s performance of Alicia Keys’ “No One” proved to be quite popular with fans online, who tuned in 8.5 million times. This made the local school performance the most popular live performance of the song on YouTube, with even more views than Keys’ own live cuts of the number one R&B hit.

Fans had plenty of praise for Lipa’s cover, adding comments such as “She’s one of my favorite singers and this definitely proves she’s an awesome singer” and “Her vocals at that age are just insane. She’s been blessed with a beautiful voice.” If you’re a fan of Dua Lipa and want to see more of her amazing performances, you can follow her on her YouTube Channel and Instagram.

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