YouTube is a great Pacific Junk Vortex of talentless teens vomiting melisma or thunking at guitars in the misguided hopes that someone will notice their talent.
But every so often you stumble on someone like Anna Burden.
She has a few other uploads on her YouTube account, but none of them have the easy spontaneity and charm she displays here. Fortunately, this is her most recent video, so it looks as if she’s gaining a bit of confidence in her skills. Anyway, she’ll be famous one day.
Brief update: Burden didn’t come up with the cup routine – it was already part of Lulu & The Lampshades act. But whatever. The kid’s got a gift.