In a video posted to TikTok recently, a 16-year-old from Port Alfred moved her vocal coach to tears with her powerful cover of Beyoncé’s ‘Runnin‘.
Port Alfred pupil Siyolisiwe Futuse is only 16 with a voice that’s destined for stardom.
Likened to the female version of South African soulful singer Lloyiso, Siyolisiwe moved her vocal coach (and the rest of the world) to tears in her emotional cover of Beyoncé’s vocally complex hit, Runnin.
The video, originally posted to TikTok by Siyolisiwe’s vocal coach Zee Dyasi, has since gone viral on social media, garnering over 3 million views worldwide in under a week.
Commenters on the TikTok video praise Siyolisiwe, forecasting that she’s bound for the big stage, encouraging her to enter into singing competitions and create more videos to further pursue her talents.
@Kwaito40 says: “She’s good and big stages are waiting for you girl you go show them judges…”
@Maneanea says: “She is too perfect!!! SA wake up these talents are slowly healing us”
@SihleJacobs says: “@LLOYISO please write a song for her or collab with her. she has a beautiful voice”
@Mgoqi says: “Straight to American Got TALENT!”
What Siyolisiwe’s incredible rendition of Runnin’ below:
@zeedyasi310 Wait till the end guys!! I was honestly blessed i had to take a video.😭😭 Her name is Siyolise she is 16 years old she stays in Port Alfred in Eastern Cape. I am her vocal coach over here in Port Alfred and i can’t wait to see her on big stages one day ❤️ #fyp #singer #SAMA28 #talentotiktok #voiceeffects ♬ original sound – @Zee_Dyasi
According to reports by Herald LIVE, Siyolisiwe sang her way into the top three of a local talent competition over the weekend. We can’t wait to see what she does next!
Feature Image: TikTok / @zee_dyasi310