In a new YouTube video posted by Glamour yesterday, the publication showed K-pop super group BTS a number of fan covers of their hit songs. The selection was a variety of clips from singers and bands from all over the world, but what caught our eye is the cover of Filipina singer Ysabelle Cuervas!
Simply known as Ysabelle on YouTube (with a whopping 2.27 million subscribers BTW) gave a very unique dream pop version of the group’s hit Boy with Luv with a full English lyrics twist. The members were so impressed that they were determined to search for the video after filming and actually listen to it again! Jimin saying, “She has great talent and energy”, J-hope started jamming and blurted out, “I love this,”, while V added that “She did such a good job.”
Glamour then reached out to Ysabelle so she could react to the video of the boys reacting to her cover. The Pinay was speechless and felt like crying seeing BTS’ praise her rendition of their song. She went on to share that she’s a huge fan of the group and saw them in concert last year. “I love their songs so much and think that they have so much meaning to them, that it doesn’t always translate with people who are not familiar with the language. That’s why I started English covers,” She tells Glamour, “It’s just wild to know that V has seen my face!” The singer also reveals how BTS’ songs have gotten her through some of the toughest moments in her life and that she’s grateful for the opportunity to sing their songs and get recognized for it.
Ysabelle has also covered other K-pop acts like BLACKPINK, Treasure, and Hwasa, and was recognized by Korean talent agency YG Entertainment for her English cover of Treasure’s Wayo.
Watch Glamour’s full video with BTS below: