Fresh off her first Coachella performance this year, U.K. songbird Eliza Doolittle
stopped by the Yahoo! offices to regale us with her sweet and jazzy pipes. Born Eliza Sophie Caird, her stage name was taken from a character in the play Pygmalion
, or better known as Audrey Hepburn's cockney character in the musical adaptation of My Fair Lady
. But this
Eliza needed no vocal coaching.
Flanked by her stylish musical cohorts and wearing her signature short-shorts and sneakers (and a healthy Coachella tan), Eliza made singing look so simple. Her voice was impressively unwavering, relaxed and resonant. Everyone in the Y! Music room was utterly transfixed, to say the least. Sadly, we can't show the stunning cover of Kanye West
's "Runaway" that Eliza sang for us (for licensing reasons), but she often performs it on tour, so do check her out in concert for that treat. Her cover of Cee Lo Green
's "F*** You" is also worth the price of admission.
Along with a singing career, Eliza is an emerging model as well, having posed for Nike and more recently cosmetics brand Max Factor. Busy girl! So without further ado, feast your ears and eyes on some acoustic Eliza Doolittle, with her perrformances of "Skinny Genes" and "Mr. Medicine" off her self-titled debut album, exclusive to Yahoo! Music:
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