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Watch Ansel Elgort Perform A Swoon-Worthy Cover Of 'City Of Stars'

Come for the vocals, stay for the shirt.

You probably already know Ansel Elgort is a stellar actor, but did you know he could sing, too? Well, news flash, he can. So sit back and prepare yourself for this multihyphenate's latest cover.

The 23-year-old posted a video on Instagram yesterday of himself sitting at the piano, channeling Ryan Gosling while singing "City of Stars" from La La Land. It's not a note-for-note cover as it appears Elgort has rearranged it a bit and changed octaves.


Those of you who are fans of the song that won Best Original Song at this year's Oscars — let's not get into the whole Best Picture fiasco — will likely fall in love with Elgort's version. But, for reference, here is Gosling's "City of Stars," including the duet with Emma Stone, from the Damien Chazelle-directed flick.

In his music career thus far Elgort has already released hit songs — some under his former stage name Ansolo — and has played the main stage at events such as Electric Zoo Festival the same year. As of 2015 he is signed to Island/Universal Records and, in February 2017, released his latest single, titled "Thief," featuring his high school sweetheart and girlfriend, ballet dancer Violetta Komyshan.

As for his film career, his first feature film was the 2013 Carrie remake followed up by a role in the Divergent series, as well as starring in The Fault in Our Stars, the latter two occurring or starting in 2014. Up next for him is Baby Driver, which is currently wowing audiences at SXSW 2017, set to hit theaters on August 11.

This kid, he's going places!

(H/T: Billboard)

Cover image: Ansel Elgort / Instagram

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