Adele, watch out! A girl from South Korea has sung a magnificent cover of the Grammy award winner's new hit Hello – and she's now become a YouTube sensation. Racking up more than 16 million views since 5 November, Lydia Lee was praised for her vocal likeness and depth.
The student from the Seoul Music High School struck a chord with so many millions of people that the clip went viral, and it didn't take long before Ellen DeGeneres stumbled across her video.
The American comedian reached out to Lydia and invited her to perform on her chat show. The result? Lydia was flown halfway around the world to Los Angeles where she sung her heart out and shared a particularly emotional cover.
Lydia Lee was flown halfway around the world to perform Hello on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The talented star in the making admitted she has read some of the comments and was so overwhelmed by the love and praise.
"One of my favourites said that I should be on Ellen TV," said Lydia. "And it had like 700 likes, and I was like, 'Wow, how did they know that?' You know?"
"Yeah well that's how it got our attention too," said Ellen. "So will you sing for us?"
"Oh it's an honour," said Lydia, before taking to the stage.
The student from South Korea said it was an "honour" to sing the cover
Adele's new song Hello was released on 23 October. It reached number one in 28 countries including in Adele's native UK, making it her second UK number one single following Someone Like You.
Speaking to The New York Times about her third studio album 25, Adele admitted she knows she has written a good song when she is moved by her own lyrics.
"In order for me to feel confident with one of my songs it has to really move me," Adele confided. "That's how I know that I've written a good song for myself – it's when I start crying. It's when I break out in tears in the vocal booth or in the studio, and I'll need a moment to myself."