Koryn Hawthorne sings ‘Girl On Fire’ on The Voice 2015 Top 8 (VIDEO)
Again, I’ve never particularly liked this song, but I think it’s absolutely GENIUS to have the song be an almost entirely piano-driven arrangement. It highlights Koryn’s vocals, making her voice the star here. And the fact that she doesn’t have to fight with any band for volume makes it so that her voice COMMANDS attention. The band eventually does kick on, but only towards the end, which is another smart move: let it build to a crescendo before kicking up the tempo. Koryn does a positively phenomenal job here. This is easily my favorite version of this song, as Koryn (with Pharrell and Gwen’s help) morphed this into something entirely different from the original. I loved it.
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Download: Koryn Hawthorne, “Girl On Fire”