Pink is widely recognized as one of pop’s premiere live performers, but her voice is still underrated. While that probably has more to do with the glossy pop/rock she’s been making in recent years (it’s hard to hit a vocal run in the middle of “Just Like Fire”), she still deserves a lot more credit. Take her brilliant cover of Sam Smith’s“Stay With Me” for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. This sounds rather iffy in theory, but the 38-year-old rises to the occasion — delivering a soaring, gospel-tinged interpretation.
I know she’s a rocker at heart, but there’s an album of torch songs locked away inside her somewhere. In addition to belting out Sam’s signature ballad, Pink also performed “What About Us.” The track has only managed to peak at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 thus far, but it has done considerably better around the world (number 1 in Australia, top 3 in the UK). The timely anthem is still climbing at pop radio, so a concentrated promo run could at least lift it into the top 20. Watch the hitmaker in action above and below.
This article was originally published by: Idolator