Since its conception, TikTok has allowed a wide range of people to showcase their talents to the world – but few users are as unique as Shuba Vedula.
The musician and singer, who has over 1.8 million followers on the video platform, can imitate a number of famous singers – and the results are uncanny.
While 24-year-old Shuba, who was also a semi-finalist on the 12th season of American Idol, has mastered Ariana Grande, Eminem and Britney Spears, it’s her imitation of Celine Dion that needs to be heard to be believed.
She caught the attention of her followers when she channelled Dion, 52, to cover Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage, giving the heavy-hitting rap number gentler, My Heart Will Go On vibes.
And although fans loved the cover, telling Shuba that this “is the ballad we need” for 2020, no one was more impressed that Dion herself, who reposted Shuba’s Savage clip to her own TikTok page.
“Oh wow!” Celine wrote, with a series of shocked faces and crying emojis.
Shuba’s Celine Dion covers don’t stop there, though. The singer also performed what she believes Dion’s version of Cardi B hit WAP would sound like.
“In honour of @celinedion posting me on her page and also because you guys requested this a lot,” she captioned the video.
The cover has now had over 2.6 million views, with one fan commenting: “My heart will WAP on.”
Speaking about her unique talent, Shuba told PopSugar: “Those words are so empowering, sassy, and unapologetic at the same time, and the flow is so easy to play with creatively.
“Also, it’s just so funny to think of Celine Dion singing that she’s ‘ratchet.’ I think it made sense since it was also a song people were already connecting with on the app, so they already knew what the original sounded like and how to dance to it.
“I’m really sensitive to voices and watching how people talk and act . . . I just listen to artists really carefully and then try to project what I hear.”
You can follow Shuba on TikTok here.