Esmee Denters Sings Stevie Wonder
As someone whose homegrown YouTube renditions of pop stars' songs not only nabbed over 20 million views on YouTube but also the ear of Justin Timberlake, Esmee Denters knows her way around a good cover tune. In this week's Mashup Monday, the Dutch singer does a fresh, summery take on Stevie Wonder's 1976 R&B classic "As."
"My dad used to play this around the house a lot when I was younger so that's why I picked it," says 21-year-old Denters of the "Songs In The Key Of Life" Wonder hit that climbed into the top 40 of the Hot 100 decades before she was born.
"I think [Stevie Wonder] is an amazing songwriter and I would like to write songs like that one day," explains the young vocalist, whose 2009 debut was produced by Timberlake.