Taylor Swift has a doppelganger in the persona of a seven-year-old contestant in the Philippines’ Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids. Xia Vigor, a British who originally hailed from Devon in the United Kingdom, eerily impersonated Swift in her performance of You Belong With Me.
Your Face Sounds Familiar is a singing and impersonation contest where kids try to act like their idols. Other participants delivered awesome performances as Lady Gaga, Adam Levine, and Alicia Keys. However, it’s Vigor’s performance that thoroughly stole the show and the judges’ hearts.
Taylor Swift trended on Twitter because of Xia’s performance
It’s not at all surprising that Vigor’s performance and Taylor Swift trended on Twitter on Sunday night in the Philippines. But the next day, major international media platforms picked up the news. Vigor made headlines through her performance, imagine that.
Just Jared, Perez Hilton, The Huffington Post, Metro, and Daily Mail cannot stop gushing about Vigor’s cuteness and spot-on performance. The phrase “ang cute ni Xia” (Xia is cute) trended on Twitter. All are seemingly in agreement that Vigor was, hands down, the night’s winner.
This isn’t the first time Vigor tried her hands in impersonation. She recently covered Selena Gomez’s Love You Like A Love Song, and she looked cute as a button, too!
Not everyone is happy with Xia’s impersonation
On Twitter, Xia’s official account (probably handled by one of her fans or relatives) thanked the Swifties (Taylor’s fans club) for supporting Vigor. However, not everyone was happy with the performance and others took to social media to voice out their frustrations.
While practically all of Twitter were going gaga over such cuteness, there are some who said Vigor looks creepy and unnatural while performing as Swift. Others even likened her to a scary porcelain doll used in the movie Annabelle. Wait, doesn’t Taylor also look like a porcelain doll, at times?
What’s wrong with having a silky smooth skin like Xia and Taylor, or being able to perform like an adult when the time calls for it? People, thankfully, are more careful airing such negative comments about a seven-year-old girl. Even Taylor Swift won’t be happy about how some people are taking Xia’s performance the wrong way.
— TSwiftNZ BU (@TSwiftNZBU) January 15, 2017