Ellie Goulding is a queen in her own right. She has topped pop charts around the world, while still seeming pretty down to earth. She's proven her song-crafting skill in her originals, and exemplified her vocal capabilities and overall originality in her various covers. Whether she's covering Alt-J, Active Child, or, as she is here, Justin Timberlake, Ellie's proving that she is one of the most talented people in the music game.

Goulding covered Justin Timberlake's current pop sensation "Mirrors" in a more toned down acoustic version for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Accompanied simply by a guitar, piano, some minor percussion, and additional back up gospel choir vocals, it's a truly stunning performance. While it may not be my personal favorite cover of hers, it truly is remarkable how she's transformed the track into her own.

posted by Staff
September 2013