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Darci Lynne’s Awe-Inspiring Range Wows Again in This Elvis Birthday Tribute

The America's Got Talent season 12 winner honored The King with her passionate rendition of "Trouble." 

By Jackie Manno

To honor what would've been Elvis Presley's 89th birthday on January 8, America's Got Talent Season 12 winner Darci Lynne sang an edgy rendition of his tune "Trouble."

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During her version, she sang with pure energy as her voice soared through the chorus. Then, in a fun twist, we see her mom coming up the stairs and giving a wave to the camera. 

"Happy birthday Elvis🎸 Also peep my mom at the end 😝 #elvispresley," she wrote on TikTok. 

Listen to her cover here

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This isn't the only time Lynne has done a badass rendition of "Trouble" by Presley. In September 2023, she sang an a cappella version in her kitchen and said that she was inspired by the song's feature in the 2022 biopic Elvis.

Check out that cover here

Darci Lynne, wearing a black dress, arrives at the red carpet for the America's Got Talent Season 17 Finale.

What to know about "Trouble" by Elvis Presley

"Trouble" debuted in the 1958 film King Creole starring Elvis Presley, who played the lead character, Danny Fischer. (Danny sings the song in a nightclub to impress a girl with his rebellious attitude.) The track was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stroller, and Presley performed the song again in 1968 for his Singer Presents...Elvis broadcast concert on NBC.

"Elvis — clad in black leather — re-staked 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 Financial Times praised the performance. 

In 2022, Austin Butler performed the song in the biopic Elvis, a role which earned him an Oscar nomination. 

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"Trouble" by Elvis Presley lyrics

If you're looking for trouble
You came to the right place
If you're looking for trouble
Just look right in my face
I was born standing up
And talking back
My daddy was a green-eyed mountain jack
Because 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 on alone
Because I'm evil, my middle name is misery
Well I'm evil, so don't you mess around with me
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
I'm evil, I'm evil, evil, evil
So don't mess around, don't mess around with me
I'm evil, I tell you I'm evil
So don't mess around with me
Yeah!