Delmah, Conkarah’s reggae version of Adele’s ‘Hello’ a hit - Solomon Star News

Delmah, Conkarah’s reggae version of Adele’s ‘Hello’ a hit

18 January 2016

THE likes keep popping as the local reggae version of Adele’s ‘Hello’ attracted already over half a million likes on YouTube on Monday.

Rosie Delmah reggae cover of Britain’s Adele ‘hello’ featuring Jamaica’s Conkarah produced recently (2015) put Solomon Islands young and talented voice high up— in large part because her sultry voice is more like ‘Adele’.

Adele’s hit single “Hello” released on 23 October 2015 has been topping the charts worldwide and most youths in Honiara are so obsessed with the genre since then.

The video clip shot somewhere in West Guadalcanal plummets admiration overseas and from fans in the country.

Rosie, 16, a contestant in the 2015 Solo Icon is of mix parentage- Malaita, Guadalcanal and India.

It takes a brave soul to try and match the Grammy Award-winning singer, but this talented girl do an amazing job at capturing the beauty of the song.

It is a bonus for her when it features Conkarah who recently was here to perform during the launch of the Coral Sea Resort and Casino.

Some comments drawn collectively from social media platforms about the clip said;

“This girl is really talented.

“At first I thought it might be lip-syncing, but no, this young girl has a powerful voice!”

 “Adele songs are super challenging to sing, but this girl nails ‘Hello’ perfectly. We're totally blown away by this girl's voice and hope her official music video gets plenty of attention because we'd love to hear more from her,” one YouTube commentator said.

‘Hello’ attained international commercial success reaching number one in almost every country it charted in, including the United Kingdom, where it became her second UK number-one single, following "Someone like you", and has the largest opening week sales in three years. In the United States, "Hello" debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Adele's fourth number-one on the chart and breaking several records; including becoming the first song to sell over a million digital copies in a week.

Adele told I-D Magazine “the song is about hurting someone's feelings but it's also about trying to stay in touch with myself, which sometimes can be a little bit hard to do.

“It's about a yearning for the other side of me. When I'm away, I really, really miss my life at home. The way that I feel when I'm not in England, is desperation. I can't breathe anywhere else.”