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Canadian Teenager Channels Elvis With Pitch Perfect Blue Christmas (VIDEO)

While Elvis may have left the building more than 30 years ago, his spirit seemingly lives on in the French-Canadian singer’s voice. Canadian teenager David Thibault, 16, stunned radio station staff at CKOI Quebec this week with his pitch-perfect guitar rendition of festive classic Blue Christmas.

Sporting the King of Rock and Roll’s iconic black quiff, his rendition has impressed viewers on YouTube where it has racked up more than 600,000 hits. ‘This is crazy!’ wrote one user. ‘ I’m almost never impressed but this time, my jaw literally dropped.’

Blue Christmas was written by Billy Hayes and Jay W Johnson and is a tale of unrequited love during the holidays. The song was first recorded by Doye O’Dell in 1948 but Elvis made it his own in 1957 for his Elvis’ Christmas Album LP, and secured the song as a Christmas classic.

Even before Elvis died, there were 185 Elvis impersonators worldwide now thirty-six years on, there are more than 200,000 and the numbers are rising.

As the Reverend Steve Caprice – winner of Best Gospel Award 2007 – put it: ‘If things carry on like this, by 2020, one in four people will be an Elvis Tribute Artist.’

Lyrics to BLUE CHRISTMAS

I’ll have a blue Christmas without you

I’ll be so blue just thinking about you

Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree

Wont be the same dear, if you’re not here with me

And when those blue snowflakes start falling

That’s when those blue memories start calling

You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white

But I’ll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas

(instrumental break)

You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white,

But I’ll have a blue, blue Christmas

Canadian Teenager Channels Elvis With Pitch Perfect Blue Christmas (VIDEO)

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