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This girl from NZ is the new YouTube sensation for her Bollywood covers

Shirley, who has more than 8.5 lakh people following her on Facebook, borrows inspiration from singers Asha Bhosle and KK and has done a number of covers of their hit songs.

music Updated: Mar 16, 2016 18:59 IST
Shirley, who has more than 8.5 lakh people following her on Facebook, borrows inspiration from singers Asha Bhosle and KK and has done a number of covers of their hit songs.
Shirley, who has more than 8.5 lakh people following her on Facebook, borrows inspiration from singers Asha Bhosle and KK and has done a number of covers of their hit songs.(Twitter)

She has almost 2 lakh subscribers on YouTube and it is a big deal. The adorable Shirley Setia from New Zealand is a 20-something singer and is already a sensation on YouTube where she posts covers of Bollywood chartbusters.

The petite Setia who describes herself as “A tiny one, with not so tiny dreams” is among the participants of the third edition of the YouTube Fan Festival, which debuted in Mumbai two years ago.

“I am just a normal girl with not so small dreams. I never knew that I would be a musician but it just happens that you see qualities in some people which inspire you a lot,” Shirley said on the sidelines of a YouTube Fanfest Meet here recently.

Listen to her cover of Sanam Re:

90’s Bollywood mashup:

“If I speak of my life, my parents are my biggest inspiration. They taught me to work harder and keep doing good music,” said the singer who posts her own videos featuring covers and renditions of a number of Bollywood hits on her channel.

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Shirley, who has more than 8.5 lakh people following her on Facebook, borrows inspiration from singers Asha Bhosle and KK and has done a number of covers of their hit songs.

“I love Ashaji’s voice. I am a huge fan. I haven’t met her yet. She did a show once in Auckland and I tried so hard just to meet her but couldn’t. Also, I am a huge fan of KK and love each one of his songs,” the singer said.

Shirley also had a stint with Radio Tarana in New Zealand with a regular show Showtime with Shirley airing every Sunday.