Meet the inverse of Susan Boyle: France's young heavy metal singer

Beautiful 24-year-old Rachel Aspe surprises judges by singing with a throaty, harsh voice

By Prachi Gupta
Published November 29, 2012 9:30PM (EST)
  Screengrab of Rachel Aspe, a contestant on a French Talent show
Screengrab of Rachel Aspe, a contestant on a French Talent show

Susan Boyle, an "ordinary, middle-aged, unemployed, unmarried, small-town Scotswoman" surprised "Britain's Got Talent" judges when she sang with the dissonant voice of an angel in 2009. Boyle's rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" went viral, amassing over 100 million views and even a movie deal.

Now, Rachel Aspe, the type of beautiful 24-year-old that people more readily associate with a voice like Boyle's, has surprised audiences when she instead sang Sybreed's "Emma-0," a death metal song. Here's the clip from France's "Britain's Got Talent" equivalent:

Aspe probably won't be getting a movie deal any time soon, but after the clip went viral this week, she's definitely gained her share of nerd-crushes on the Internet.

h/t Uproxx

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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