Gabriela Guncikova might be singing an emotional ballad at Eurovision, but her roots are in rock. She’s showed off that side in a recent YouTube video where she joins YouTuber Anthony Vincent in singing 65 songs in a journey through rock ‘n’ roll.
Anthony Vincent is known for his videos where he sings popular songs in dozens of different styles (here’s his take on Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” in 20 styles.)
He breaks from his usual video style and drafts in two other singers to help out, famed vocal coach Ken Tamplin and his star student Gabriela Guncikova. The three of them sing, wail and snarl their way through 60 years of rock ‘n’ roll. And between the three of them, there’s a lot of hair.
While the medley covers everything from the Beatles to Black Sabbath, Gabriela has a few moments where she really shines. She has the opportunity to show off her rich rock voice on Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart”, she goes glam rock on Aerosmith’s “Walk this Way” and she delivers attitude on Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”, among others.
While Gabriela is singing the ballad “I Stand” at Eurovision, she made a name for herself as a rock chick on Czech-Slovak Idol in 2011. She performed songs such as Pink’s “U + Ur Hand”, Europe’s “The Final Countdown” and Heart’s “Alone”.
We’ll be seeing a different side of Gabriela in Stockholm, but as the 65 songs video shows, Gabriela is a multitalented performer.