Mandia Nantsios - March 2013

16 March Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Mandia Nantsios is just 16 years old and yet she is so driven, she knows exactly what she wants and grabs it by both hands. She came to my attention when she followed me on Twitter. Now I'm used to this happening from artists and then they'll unfollow me a few days later. But this is not the case with Mandia Nantsios.
This Canadian superstar will be one of the most talked about stars in the next couple of years, she has her entire life in front of her, and she has such an amazing voice that she definitely won't be disappearing. She has developed quite a following on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. It wouldn't surprise me if she becomes very popular very soon. People watch out, she's the next big thing.
She has such a great voice she can really put powerful meaning behind each and every song she sings, some of her covers just blow me away, I am definitely going to keep my iTunes updated with her music, because I don't think I will ever find another 16 year old who manages to sing this great. She reminds me a lot of Carly Rose Sonenclar.
Her covers on YouTube are extensive, I can't possibly fit them all onto this one page, so for your pleasure click here to view her YouTube channel and you can go exploring yourself. I have added my favourite videos to this profile as I think they deserve acknowledgement at the very least.

So first up is the video above, which is a cover of Miley Cyrus' "When I Look At You". It's soulful and captures my heart straight away, as usual Mandia draws you in within seconds and has intepreted the song beautifully, adding her own twist that is empowering.

Next is her version of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep", but is it as good as Linkin Park's "Rolling In The Deep"? Well this has been the battle for so long, and Madia puts another different spin, and although it isn't quite emotional as Adele's, or as pulsating as Linkin Park's, it brings this richness to the table.

Last, but by no means least, is my favourite out of all the covers on her YouTube channel. Mandia Nantsios' version of Christina Aguilera's "Your Body" is perfect. It's one of those songs you wouldn't expect to find an emotional connection to, but with her voice, I get goosebumps from this song. She knows what she's singing and she knows how to sing it.
What is next for this amazing singer? Well there's an album around the corner to follow up her singles "Never Again" and "One Last Time", both of which has scored five stars from me, clearly she is on a running streak, can she get another five stars? We'll have to wait and see. But I definitely won't stop supporting her, this is one girl who has set her sights high, and it's exactly where she is going to go. The world better watch out, Mandia Nantsios is ready to conquer you all with a voice that will capture hearts everywhere.