#BumpThis: Timi Dakolo’s “Hallelujah”

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Timi Dakolo — “Hallelujah”

Leonard Cohan’s “Hallelujah” is widely regarded as one of the greatest songs of all time. Since its release, it’s been covered by a ton of talented musicians — from Bono to Justin Timberlake — and the latest artist to take a shot at the classic is Timi Dakolo.

Appearing on his delightful new Christmas album, Merry Christmas Darling, Timi Dakolo’s rendition of “Hallelujah” is jaw-droppingly good. His voice not only sounds better than it ever has, but it’s clear that he feels every word he’s singing.

With a fantastic assist from The Eben Voices Of Gabon Choir, “Hallelujah” serves as an undeniable reminder of the singer’s gifts. This song has been covered by Grammy winners and living legends, and Timi Dakolo’s version could stand toe-to-toe with any of them.

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