Cam Anthony singing 'Royals'


Meet 12-year-old Cam Anthony.


He likes to sing. And he's really good at it. Here he is covering Lorde's "Royals," an interpretation that almost 8,000 folks on Facebook have shared.

The control. The timing. Why is he so good at this? And why is he so cute?


Wait. There's more to love. He dedicated his rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" to the troops on Veterans Day.

Also, he knows his black-music history.

I probably spend too much time on YouTube watching amateurs cover pop hits. As an expert in this sort of thing, I can say with full confidence that this kid's got the juice, y'all.

If you want to torture yourself with adorableness, like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter.

Akoto Ofori-Atta is the editor of The Grapevine. Like her Facebook page and follow her on Twitter.

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