She's 21 years old.
She has no starry background.
She's a Canadian singing a Bollywood number.
And, by golly, she could just as well be reading the phone directory and it would still feel like angels were serenading me.
I pretty much stopped listening to English music and bands this last decade because I found that nobody seemed bothered about vocals or tunes. All that mattered was looks ( Britney... ) and fashion statements. ( Lady 'Gag'a !!! I mean, seriously ??)
But listening to Natalie Di Luccio sing was something else.
Like many others, the first time I heard her was as a forwarded song on Facebook. It was of a girl sitting in what I assume was her home singing to her laptop webcam. It was the soulful and haunting Tu Jaane Na from Ajab Prem ki Gazab Kahani.
And it was amazing.
It was always an beautiful song but I think anyone who listens to her version will agree... she just made you fall in love with that song all over again. Minimal instruments, really heartfelt emotions and that pleasant passion for singing that is so missing in today's artists. It made me believe again.
Believe that I don't have to put up links of old bands whenever I want people to hear a good voice.
Believe that there are voices that can still be called magical.
Believe that, like Bollywood has taught me all these years, there really are people who can make your heart skip a beat when they sing.
Here's wishing you success in all you do, gal.
Because your success is music to our ears.