Sophie May Williams on The Voice UK
Megan Mayer 1/3/2016
Sophie May Williams, 17 years old, performs on The Voice UK in a beautiful, vintage-looking outfit. The young singer from Wakefield shows how she made it so far in the competition.
Sophie sings “Moon River”, a song first performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Written by Johnny Mercer, the lyrics are based on his childhood in Savannah, Georgia, reminiscing about its waterways and how he used to pick huckleberries in the summer. He connected them with a carefree childhood and Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn.
This is a fitting song for Sophie, who loves the mystery of anything vintage and also idolizes glamorous women from the past. She enjoys putting a jazz twist on life. Her grandfather influenced her musical taste by playing such classics as Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. She fell in love with the sound and plays several instruments, but mainly uses her voice. Her talent and enthusiasm for her music are made evident in this wonderful performance.