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Annabel Oreste performs a remarkable cover of Anita Baker’s “Body and Soul” single

Annabel Oreste is an extremely talented singer-songwriter and Star Académie contestant from Montreal, Canada. Not too long ago, she performed a remarkable cover of Anita Baker’s “Body And Soul” single. Oreste, no stranger to performing cover songs, adds her own personal twist on Baker’s original arrangement. The video finds her performing the tune alongside a pianist, Jon Caplan.

Annabel Oreste – “Body and Soul” performance video

“What have you done to me, I can’t eat, I cannot sleep. And I’m not the same anymore, no, no. I don’t know what to do ’cause all of me wants all of you. Do I stand alone at the shore? Now once I could turn away from everything I feel today. But I wanna walk through your door. But I’ve got to know, oh, body and soul that you’ve got no doubt, inside and out.” – lyrics

‘Body and Soul’ tells a wonderful tale about a young woman who finds herself in a true and loving relationship with her significant other. Apparently, she feels extremely grateful and blessed to have found such a remarkable partner. But deep down inside her mind, she entertains the fear of being left out in the cold. Can that troubling thought really become a reality? So many questions are starting to run through her worried mind, causing some minor concerns. How does her companion feel about her? Does her partner have any doubts about their relationship? If so, what are they? Later, she tells her partner in an endearing way, “I’ve wasted too much time living for what wasn’t mine. And then came the day I found you, and now, I want nothing less.”

‘Body and Soul’ contains a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Anita Baker, Celine Dion, Adele, and Whitney Houston. The lovable tune possesses piano-driven instrumentation flavored with Adult Contemporary and classic soul undertones. Furthermore, “Body and Soul” serves as a remarkable presentation of what listeners can expect to hear from Annabel Oreste in the near future as she starts her own musical journey. While we keep our eyes peeled for original releases from the artist, there are plenty of soulful covers to enjoy in the meantime.

“Every day is getting better, the more I trust, I feel stronger.”

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“My motto when making a video is: ‘Make me feel what you feel.’ It always reminds me how important it is to find ways to evoke change in my viewers so they can relate and connect with [my] message. The video shows how I express myself through my eyes and ears while also attempting to reach a level of engagement that absorbs the listener.” – Annabel Oreste explained

Annabel Oreste has captivated the hearts and support of Canadians during her participation in the popular reality TV series, Star Acadamie, in 2021. In fact, a quick Google search of her name drums up a plethora of results. Not too long ago, she showcased her vocal talent and range via Sia’s Bird Set Free and Peggy Lee’s Fever. Since then, Oreste has successfully demanded the attention and affection of an entire nation.

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Riding the momentum from her success on Star Acadamie, Annabel Oreste was featured in a TedxWaterStreet talk, performing Ed Sheeran‘s “Make it Rain.” Then, she was invited to the performance by Mike Jean, signed by MLife Music Group, and expanded her network to include industry legend Humberto Gatica, Kenn Hicks, who is now her vocal coach, The Fugees’ Jerry Wonda, with whom she’s soon to enter the studio with, and singer-songwriter Denise Rich, with whom she’s set to be collaborating with for songwriting.

“Every kiss brings me closer, it feels good to let you inside.”

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All these fantastic performances highlight everything that Annabel Oreste stands for as a musician and performing artist: incredibly lush, immersive musical productions, and vocal arrangements.

Oreste possesses an uncanny talent for conveying massive amounts of information via her body language. Her eye contact and governing stage presence are noticeable throughout all her performances. When you pair her vocal performance with the ability to tell a story, it’s almost impossible to step away.

“Body and Soul” single

Annabel Oreste - Body and Soul - cover art

We recommend adding Annabel Oreste’s “Body and Soul” cover to your favorite Adult Contemporary playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, “That’s All Folks!” Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music. Furthermore, always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E).


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