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Darci Lynne Is a Total Revelation Belting Elvis' "Can't Help Falling in Love"

The America's Got Talent Season 12 winner did the King justice yet again. 

By Jackie Manno

Back in 2021, America's Got Talent Season 12 winner Darci Lynne sang an Elvis Presley classic in her own special way. 

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During her cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love," Lynne pulled off her vocal flips and runs with perfect control. She also effortlessly played with a billiards stick while singing, making the whole thing look easy. 

Check out her mesmerizing version of the song in this video (around the 1:15 mark). 

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Lynne showed off her Elvis Presley range when she sang his uptempo tune "Trouble" on two separate occasions. We first heard her singing it  back in September 2023, as she said she was inspired by Austin Butler's performance in the 2022 biopic Elvis. There, she sang a cappella in her kitchen, and the acoustics were on point. 

Then, to celebrate what would have been Presley's 89th birthday on January 8, Lynne pulled off another edgy version of "Trouble." This time, she sang with pure energy as her voice soared through the chorus. In a fun twist, we see her mom coming up the stairs and giving a wave to the camera.  

An inset of a portrait of Elvis Presley overlayed on a photo of Darci Lynne at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards.

About "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley 

One of Presley's most recognizable songs to date, "Can't Help Falling in Love" was originally released as a track from the 1961 musical-romance film Blue Hawaii, where Presley played the lead character, Chad Gates. In 2004, Rolling Stone placed it at the number-403 position on its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list. 

The song has been commonly covered by Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves, UB40, Andrea Bocelli, Haley Reinhart, Zayn Malik, and more. 

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"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley lyrics

Wise men say
Only fools, only fools rush in
Oh, but I, but I, I can't help falling in love with you

Shall I stay?
Would it be, would it be a sin?
If I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things, you know, are meant to be

Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can"t help falling in love with you
For I can"t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be

Take my hand
Take my whole life, too
For I can't help falling in love with you
For I can't help falling in love with you