Heavy-Metal Singer Shocks French TV

by Genevieve Bleidner

Here’s proof that you can’t judge based on what you see- French television talent show contestant Rachel Aspe looks like she is shy and reserved, the type of girl who would have a set of angelic pipes. But when she took the stage for “La France A Un Incroyable Talent” (the French version of “America’s Got Talent”), her performance shocked the hell out of the judges and all those watching, and has gained nearly 2 million hits on YouTube. Why? Because Rachel is a metal singer, and she screamed her way through her performance like a total badass. 

The 24 year-old student from Mougins, France gave her best rendition of Swedish death-metal band Sybreed’s “Emma-O.” Despite the attention she’s received, Aspe was axed from the show early on. In an interview with ABC news, Rachel revealed that metal has always been a passion of hers. 

“I discovered metal when I met new friends when starting high school. I always sang a bit and when I discovered this style of music I wanted to try as well and fell in love with it,” she told ABCNews.com. “My style is not exactly heavy metal. Heavy metal is more like Iron Maiden, they don’t scream. I call my style metal. ”

Check out the video of her performance here, and if you’re into metal then head over to Rachel’s SoundCloud account for more of her music.

Photo via ABC news.com

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