VIDEO: Coldplay say that this Donegal singer’s version of ‘Violet Hill’ is better than their original 6 years ago

VIDEO: Coldplay say that this Donegal singer’s version of ‘Violet Hill’ is better than their original

That’s a fairly ringing endorsement.

Coldplay are like the marmite of the music world; you either love them or you hate them, but regardless of your own preferences, what can’t be denied is their huge popularity worldwide.

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The band’s Twitter account, for example, has just under 17 million followers, which means that an awful lot of people will have been alerted to a fantastic singer from Donegal called Eve Belle this weekend.

Eve recently performed a cover of the Coldplay song ‘Violet Hill’ on I Lár an Aonaigh on BBC Northern Ireland, a performance that caught the attention of many people, including the band themselves.

So impressed were the band, in fact, that they posted a video of it on their Twitter account (twice!) with the highest praise possible for the singer-songwriter from singer Chris Martin and so-called "fifth member" Phil Harvey.

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Remember the name folks, we’ve a feeling you might be hearing it quite a lot in the future.

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If you liked what you heard, you can check out Eve Belle on Facebook and Twitter.

Cheers to Seán Ó Baoill for sending this our way. Got a story for JOE? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter, send it to our WhatsApp number 087-4001102 or mail editorial@JOE.ie.