If you are going to sing a popular song, like “I Will Always Love You,” you need to nail it, even if you are 4 years old. It’s an iconic song, but it’s one that most people have a hard time singing. Even professional adult singers have a hard time hitting the right notes, let alone children.
However, one little boy can be seen singing this song on YouTube, and he is singing his heart out.
Jurabek Juraev sings this song beautifully.
While most people are familiar with the song because Whitney Houston made it famous, Dolly Parton was actually the first person to sing it. She also wrote it.
While it may sound like the perfect song to listen to while you eat ice cream and cry over a breakup with a lover, it’s actually about the breakup of singing partners Dolly and longtime mentor Porter Wagoner.
She talked about the song in the ’90s saying:
“You get in these love-hate relationships with people that you work with. Porter and I were very competitive and passionate. Then you’d get all jealous, too. And I am not ashamed of feeling this way. But finally, it was just breaking my heart because I thought, well, I’m going. He won’t listen. There’s nothing I can say that will make it easier. So I just sat down and wrote this song.”
“I Will Always Love You” was recorded by Dolly Parton on June 13, 1973.
It was released as a single on June 6, 1974. It was on her 1974 album “Jolene,” too. At one point, Elvis wanted to record the song. Dolly wasn’t willing to give up half of the rights, though, so it didn’t happen. She talked about the deal, saying:
“I thought, ‘Oh, no, that’s already been a hit and that’s what I’m leaving for my family.’ It had nothing to do with Elvis because hopefully, he was disappointed, too. But I just wouldn’t let him have the publishing.”
Whitney recorded the song for “The Bodyguard,” but it almost didn’t make it on the film.
“What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” was originally set for the finale of “The Bodyguard.” But when the producers of the film discovered the song was set to be used for “Fried Green Tomatoes,” they had to find a replacement. Kevin Costner actually suggested that “I Will Always Love You” be used instead.
Dolly was always proud of how well Whitney sang her song and that it brought her so much attention and fame.
After Whitney died in 2012, Dolly talked about the singer and her song. She said:
“I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.'”
Several other artists have recorded the song over the years and come up with new renditions of it.
They include Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill, John Doe, Sarah Washington, and Roger Whittaker. Now, young Jurabek can also be added to that list.
While his version of the song is unique, it is still amazing.
It shows off his amazingly powerful vocals and ability to sing. While he may be young, he is clearly very talented. He took a difficult song that has been sung by some of the greatest singers of all time and wasn’t afraid to make it his own. Whitney and Dolly should both be really proud of him.
His family, friends, and fans are all thrilled with the video. The young boy has recorded other songs, as well. If he is this talented and can tackle a song like this at age 4, what does the future hold for him?
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