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Postmodern Jukebox does energetic gospel cover of U2 rock classic with so much soul

January 9th, 2020

Because U2 is one of the world’s biggest rock bands, countless musicians have attempted to cover their songs.

Some of them have gone up in flames while others do an outstanding job, paying tribute to the legendary band. Still, of all the covers out there, this gospel version of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” featuring Rogelio Douglas Jr. is phenomenal. U2 would be proud!

If you like powerful performances, you’re in the right place.

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As the video begins, Douglas Jr. slides up the mic and delivers a stunning rendition of the iconic tune.

With bebop group Postmodern Jukebox playing the song behind him, Douglas Jr. starts singing—and his voice is sensational. Not only are his vocals on point, but he’s also got the dance moves and gestures to go with it!

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Two beautiful singers are standing behind Douglas Jr. backing him up, and they come in right on cue with some magical harmonies. The band flawlessly plays the popular song without skipping a beat, sounding brilliant with the live instruments.

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The gospel singers have breathtaking vocal range, and you can hear the passion in their voices with every note.

You can never go wrong with a live band, especially when you have four experts in their craft like Postmodern Jukebox!

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Douglas Jr. proceeds to deliver an electrifying and soulful version of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” Halfway through the show, they really amp it up!

About 1:50 into the video, the man with the tambourine turns things up a notch by jumping on a pillar and switching to harmonica.

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The tambourine player, who had been modestly hiding in the back, suddenly runs to the front and starts rocking out!

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This throws Douglas Jr. into a frenzy—he starts dancing around the stage like he’s been taken over by the Holy Ghost! As the musicians feed off each other’s energy, they put on a miraculous display.

Roaring high and low notes, Douglas Jr. showcases his broad vocals to close out the video.

He hits notes that most singers can only dream of… his control is ridiculous!

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YouTube went crazy over the gospel version of the U2 classic, and the video instantly went viral with over a million views.

Over 1.3 million people viewed the U2 cover on YouTube, and many were touched by the soulful rendition.

On top of the 1.3 million views, 48,000 liked the video and over 1,700 left comments for Postmodern Jukebox.

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“Praise the Lord, this guy is amazing!! The voice!! Geeesus. He needs to go to the very top, his vocals and stage presence are incredible!!! Better than the original, the band and backing singers just add to one of the best performances I’ve ever seen. Amaaaaaaaaaazing!” Said one YouTube user.

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“You absolutely smashed this and as many times as I’ve heard this song on the radio and others I just can’t try to make myself a U2 fan, but this, this makes me appreciate this song in a way I never have before….this is good music friends….got up and danced in my office right along with you guys and especially that cat with the tambourine,” said another viewer on YouTube.

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Some people on YouTube even suggested this version blew U2’s out of the water… but what do you think? We’re not sure about that, but it was definitely impressive. To see the wonderful cover, watch the video below!

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