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Darci Lynne's Animated Cover of Elvis' "Trouble" is Super Impressive

The America's Got Talent Season 12 Winner was inspired by Austin Butler's performance in the Oscar-nominated film Elvis.

By Jackie Manno

Darci Lynne sure knows how to sing the blues!

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On September 8, the America's Got Talent Season 12 Winner did a badass cover of "Trouble" by Elvis Presley. In the clip posted to her official Instagram page, she sang a capella in the kitchen, adding the perfect amount of grit to her voice. She was also clearly having a bit of fun with her version, channeling the King of rock 'n' roll with silly dance moves and laughing at the end of the video with her mom.

"Me .5 seconds after watching the Austin Butler Elvis movie," she captioned the post, referring to the 2022 Oscar nominated film Elvis.

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What to know about "Trouble" by Elvis Presley

A blues-rock tune written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stroller, "Trouble" was first performed by Presley in the 1958 film King Creole. In the scene, Presley plays the lead character, Danny Fisher, who sings the song in order to impress a girl and is later offered a gig performing at a night club. 

Presley performed the song 10 years later as the opening for his Singer Presents...Elvis broadcast concert on NBC. According to Financial Times, the performance of "Trouble" was considered to be a major comeback for Presley. 

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"Elvis — clad in black leather — restaked his claim to be the king of rock’n’roll after several years of tired films and tired records. Here was Elvis untamed, unfiltered, unleashed," the outlet wrote of the performance. 

In 2022, Butler also performed the song in the biopic Elvis and earned an Academy Award best actor nomination for his portrayal.

"Trouble" by Elvis Presley lyrics

If you're looking for trouble
You came to the right place
If you're looking for trouble
Take a look right at my face
I was born standing up
And talking back
My daddy was a green-eyed mountain jack
'Cause I'm evil, my middle name is misery
Well, I'm evil, so don't you mess around with me

I've never looked for trouble
But I've never ran
I don't take no orders
From no kind of man
I'm only made out
Of flesh, blood and bone
But if you're gonna start a rumble
Don't you try it all alone
Because I'm evil, my middle name is misery, whoa
Well, I'm evil, so don't you mess around with me

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

I'm evil, evil, evil, as can be
I'm evil, evil, evil, as can be
So don't mess around, don't mess around
Don't mess around with me

Well I'm evil, I'm evil, I'm evil, I'm evil
So don't mess around, don't mess around with me
So don't mess around with me
Yeah