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Darci Lynne's Voice Fills the Room in This Breathtaking Etta James Cover

The America's Got Talent Season 12 winner paid tribute to a personal hero of hers. 

By Jackie Manno

Darci Lynne clearly gets inspiration from one of the jazz greats. 

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On February 20, the America's Got Talent Season 12 winner posted herself singing a breathtaking version of ''Sunday Kind of Love'' by Etta James. During her cover, she passionately crooned in a perfectly controlled tone. 

''Etta James will forever be one of my heroes,'' she captioned the post.

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What to know about ''A Sunday Kind of Love'' by Etta James

Originally written by Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Stan Rhodes, and Louis Prima in 1946, ''Sunday Kind of Love'' has since become a jazz standard. Etta James's version was released off of her 1960 album At Last! In 1988, The Voice Coach Reba McEntire recorded a version of the song, which reached the number five position on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. 

''Etta James isn’t here for any turmoil in 'A Sunday Kind of Love.' Instead, she wants a relationship that is more than love at first sight. She wants to grow old and be comfortable with her partner. While many love songs talk about hot, fiery passion, James delivers an anthem to the quiet life of domestic bliss,'' American Songwriter wrote of James's version in 2023. 

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Split of Darci Lynne and Etta James