Like her American counterpart Jackie Evancho, French singer Caroline Costa has a voice that seems older than her fifteen years, which probably comes from being a show business veteran while still in her mid-teens.
In 2007, she was chosen for the French teen pop band Pop System and reached the finals of the reality competition La France a un Incroyable Talent in 2008.
Her partner in the duet “J’ai Menti,” 18-year-old Swede Ulrik Munther is similarly young and accomplished, having won the MGP Nordic Scandinavian songwriting competition in 2009.
“J’ai Menti” is actually a cover of the English titled “Kill for Lies” that appears on Ulrik’s 2011 self-titled debut album. With a chorus consisting of lines like, “We kill for lies. Murder our love to save our pride,” the subject matter seems rather heavy for their youth and blondness, but Caroline and Urik pull it off with their strong, unique voices.
The video appears to chronicle an issue for both artists; growing up as a teen pop star in the digital age. It plays out like a dramatic phone call, but through all their digital issues, are reunited at the end. Check out the video and her album.
Here’s Caroline new single, the 50′s-style ballad “On a beau dire.”