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Susan Boyle Did a Gentle, Gorgeous Cover of Coldplay's "Fix You"

The Britain's Got Talent Season 3 finalist did a breathtaking rendition of the song in 2019. 

By Jackie Manno

Susan Boyle's angelic voice can bring out the beauty of any song, but it was especially suited for this 2000s alt-rock ballad. In 2019, the Britain's Got Talent Season 3 runner-up covered "Fix You" by Coldplay, and her ethereal rendition will send chills down your spine.

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During the performance, Boyle started off in a soft head voice, singing the lyrics with precision. She pulled off some stunning vocal flips as her voice grew in intensity while still maintaining a vulnerable tone. When the background singers kicked in, Boyle hit some gorgeous sustained notes.

Watch the emotional cover, below: 

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About "Fix You" by Coldplay

The second single released off the band's third album X&Y, "Fix You" is a critically-acclaimed ballad known for its atmospheric synthesizer. The hopeful lyrics were written by lead singer Chris Martin after his then-wife Gwyneth Paltrow's father passed away. The lyrics aimed to help her see the light at the end of the tunnel following her loss. 

In 2021, Rolling Stone placed "Fix You" on the 392 position on its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list. "From the frayed ends of his falsetto to his heart-on-sleeve lyrics, Chris Martin’s unironic earnestness is his gift; he reaches for the biggest emotions he can, and when he connects, the results can feel colossal," the outlet praised the tune. 

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"Fix You" by Coldplay lyrics

When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Split image of Susan Boyle and Coldplay's Chris Martin

And high up above, or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
But if you never try, you'll never know
Just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face, and I

Tears stream down your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down your face, and I

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you