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Listen to Tom Ball’s Soulful, Haunting Cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good”

It's one of his personal favorite songs!

By Jackie Manno

Tom Ball covered one of the greats once again — and totally made the song his own. 

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On July 3, the America's Got Talent: All-Stars finalist posted a teaser of himself effortlessly singing a classic jazz tune: "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone. 

Ball started out the cover with some dramatic piano chords while he crooned the lyrics with passion. His voice then climbed the scale while he pulled off some perfectly-balanced vibrato, totally immersing himself in the music. When it was time for the signature lyrics, Ball then riffed his heart out in a gentle tone before hitting a confident finishing note on the piano. 

"A little song to start your week! 💙 I hope everyone is having a lovely time, and you enjoy this small rendition of one of my favourite songs 🎸🎹," he excitedly captioned the post. 

All About "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone

A classic jazz standard, "Feeling Good" was originally written for the 1964 musical "The Roar of the Greasepaint - the Smell of the Crowd." The song was made famous by Simone and has been covered by Sammy Davis Jr, Michael Buble, Muse, Lauryn Hill, John Legend, and more. 

Images of singers Tom Ball and Nina Simone.

"Feeling Good" by Nina Simone lyrics 

Birds flying high, you know how I feel
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by, you know how I feel

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It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me, yeah
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me, ooh
And I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea, you know how I feel
River running free, you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree, you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me
And I'm feeling good

Tom Ball performing onstage

Dragonfly out in the sun, you know what I mean, don't you know?
Butterflies all havin' fun, you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done, that's what I mean
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world, for me

Stars when you shine, you know how I feel
Scent of the pine, you know how I feel
Oh, freedom is mine
And I know how I feel

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It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me

I'm feeling good!