Can Jorja Smith sing? An old clip resurfacing on Twitter sparked a debate if the singer can indeed hold a note.
On Twitter, old videos, for whatever reason, seem to pop back up, and they usually cause some discourse on the social media medium. Case in point, a video of Jorja Smith performing an interesting rendition of TLC’s smash hit “No Scrubs” in 2018 hit timelines and has sparked a debate about her singing skills, or lack thereof.
What’s causing all of the hoopla surrounding Smith is the English singer-songwriters throaty, raspy vocals that many believe indicate she can’t sing. People have been pointing out on Twitter that Smith’s singing style is commonly adopted by modern-day singers/pop stars and has become the style that industry types seem to always look for.
Despite many coming at her, some are throwing on their capes to defend Smtih. They also came with plenty of receipts to prove that she can sing the roof off a venue when she wants to. One user shared a clip of Smith singing with the WDR Funkhausorchester orchestra with the caption, “y’all can sit the F*** down and realize that Jorja Smith is and always will be a good singer…”
Another user shared a video of Smith singing live that showcased her evident vocal range. Add that to the fact that Smith is a classically trained vocalist and trained at Aldridge plus schooled by her dad, who’s a singer/musician himself.
Only on social media do “debates” like this happen.
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