Mystery commuter goes viral with powerful rendition of ‘Shallow’ in lyrics challenge

21 February 2020, 11:10 | Updated: 21 February 2020, 13:35

Commuter gives incredible rendition of Lady Gaga's 'Shallow' in 'finish the lyrics' challenge in London Underground
Commuter gives incredible rendition of Lady Gaga's 'Shallow' in 'finish the lyrics' challenge in London Underground. Picture: Instagram / @kevinfreshwater

By Sian Hamer

She’s taken the Internet by storm with her impromptu singing on the London Underground.

An unsuspecting commuter has gone viral, after being approached by social media prankster Kevin Freshwater to take part in his ‘finish the lyrics’ challenge.

As Kevin points the mic at commuter Charlotte Awbery, she stops him in his tracks with a surprising chill-inducing rendition of Lady Gaga’s ‘Shallow’.

Watch the viral clip below.

Kevin Freshwater, an online content creator with over 5 million followers across his socials, presents a challenge called ‘finish the lyrics’. He walks around London, pointing a microphone at unsuspecting pedestrians and asking them to sing the next line of various popular songs.

Read more: A musical analysis of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ from A Star Is Born >

In this instance, he stops Charlotte as she heads to catch a train in the London Underground.

Charlotte doesn’t hesitate, accepting Kevin’s spontaneous lyrical challenge and taking on the Oscar-winning ballad from A Star Is Born.

“Wow!” Kevin gushes from behind the camera, as he holds the microphone to Charlotte. “You’re brilliant, well done! Are you a singer?”

“Yes,” she replies. Make sense.

Read more: We’ve done an analysis of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Oscars 2019 performance of ‘Shallow’ >

Turns out, Charlotte is actually a wedding singer. Since the video went viral just five days ago, Charlotte’s social following has skyrocketed.

Last week, the wedding singer had an impressive 5,000 followers on Instagram – but now more than 255,000 people follow the viral sensation.

Let’s hope the video reaches Lady Gaga too...