The TikTok Star Who Can Impersonate Top Celebs
Marc Gordon - July 20, 2020

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent way too many hours on TikTok watching talented people dance, sing, and be all around hilarious. Sure, there are plenty of spot-on celebrity impressions circling around TikTok, but Shubha Vedula is probably one of the best. The singer and American Idol alum quickly accumulated 1 million TikTok followers since joining the app in March. It’s probably due to the fact that she can mimic the singing voices of famous artists to a t. Listen to her belt out “God Ia a Woman” and you’ll be so positive it’s Ariana Grande herself. Going by the artist name Shuba, she recently sang Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” while mimicking different stars from Celine Dion, Billie Eilish, Carrie Underwood, Amy Winehouse, and even Eminem. She told Popsugar she was inspired to use “Savage” because the anthem is so pervasive on TikTok and the lyrics are catchy too.

@tiktokbrownchickOur queen would be able to sing anything ##celinedion ##singer ##xyzbca ##savage (PS idk what’s gonna happen to tik tok but my IG is @ shubamusic ???? )♬ original sound – tiktokbrownchick

“Those words are so empowering, sassy, and unapologetic at the same time, and the flow is so easy to play with creatively,” Shuba told POPSUGAR. “Also, it’s just so funny to think of Celine Dion singing that she’s ‘ratchet.’ I think it made sense since it was also a song people were already connecting with on the app, so they already knew what the original sounded like and how to dance to it.” Shuba says TikTok for her is all about brightening her followers days. “I love to spread positivity in everything I make. My singing can’t cure cancer, but it can at least help someone escape for a little while when we live in such a crazy, high-energy world,” Shuba told Popsugar. Be sure to follower her on TikTok @tiktokbrownchick and on Instagram @shubamusic.