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Bea Miller's Sam Smith Cover Will Give You Goosebumps

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Original Song: "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith

Cover Artist: Bea Miller, one of our favorite former "X Factor USA" contestants originally recorded the cover in July, and then performed it again at a radio station in Tampa, Florida.

How It's Different: Miller nixes the choir that accompanied Smith in his original version, performing alongside a single guitarist. She slows the song down and transforms the pop song into a sadder, more soulful ballad. Without the back-up vocals or the energetic drum beat, our focus is entirely on her voice.

Why We Love It: Miller's voice packs enough punch on its own, and she's best when singing love ballads. Miller strips down Smith's original track to its bare bones, and takes time to let her gravelly voice explore each note. We're not surprised; she added the same emotional rawness to her cover of Katy Perry's pop anthem "Roar" last year, which she performed alongside Boyce Avenue.

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(Hat tip: Hot 101.5 Tampa Bay)

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