Watch Sam Smith Perform #Flawless Beyoncé Karaoke

The Brit crooner did right by Music City.


A guy walks into a karaoke bar. The bartender looks up and says, "Is that Sam Smith (opens in new tab)?" Funny enough, it is — and he's a man with a prerogative to cover Beyoncé (opens in new tab). Following a recent gig at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Smith hit local karaoke haunt Lonnies and gave patrons the show of a lifetime.

With help from his back-up singers, Smith paid the ultimate homage to Queen Bey. He began with a vivacious rendition of Destiny's Child's "Say My Name," then followed it up by harmonizing with the crowd on her fierce female anthem "Flawless." We first got a peek at Smith and crew's tendency to burst out into Beyoncé song (as we all do from time to time) in his behind-the-scenes music video (opens in new tab) for "Restart."

Now that Smith can count Bey among the artists whose songs he's soulfully mastered, we're officially hailing him King of the Cover (opens in new tab).

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Lauren Valenti
Beauty Editor

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.