People can’t get enough of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” and now a South Carolina high school student named Noah Guthrie is making people fall in love with the song all over again.
Noah, 18, has been covering songs for some time, but after redoing “Sexy and I Know It” he shot to Internet fame. His version of LMFAO’s hit single got 200,000 views overnight, Entertainment Today reported. When Noah woke up the next morning after he posted the video he couldn’t believe it.
Noah describes himself on his YouTube page as an, “…18 year old singer/songwriter from South Carolina. I love all kinds of music but most of what I write is pretty organic. I’m not into a lot of effects and tricks. Just good melodies and lyrics with something to say.”
The YouTube video has gone viral with more than 2,500,000 views and with good reason. Noah’s bluesy and soulful vocals bring a whole new life to the song.
He starts out the beginning of the video by saying, “This time it’s something a little different that what I normally do… it’s a lot different from the original version of it.” He continues, “It’s happening, I’m doing it, I’m playing it.”
And it’s a good thing he did too, because Noah has been instantly boosted into stardom.
He appeared on the “Today” show and chatted with Ann Curry and Matt Lauer about his success.
“Surreal,” is how he described the feeling. “I don’t even know how to describe it.”
Noah taught himself how to play the acoustic guitar and he’s already a mini-celebrity in his home town. He plays local shows and even has a management contract. Noah tries to add a song to his YouTube page at least once a week, but he has bigger plans.
“I’m trying to finish up my original album soon,” he said. “I don’t have a date, but it is coming.”
The boy definitely can sing, what do you think of his voice?