When background singers and emerging stars RAII and Whitney Smith auditioned for America’s Got Talent, they blew the audience and notoriously stern judge Simon Cowell away with their heartwarming rendition of the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell classic “You’re All I Need.” Now the couple, who've provided background vocals for everyone from Alicia Keys to Wiz Khalifa, is getting us in our feelings once again with a cover of another classic duet, “Where is the Love.”
The original version, sung by the legendary Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack, is a quiet storm staple, covered by countless musicians and karaoke enthusiasts. Thankfully, RAII & Whitney do Donnie and Roberta proud with a cover that hits all the right notes of nostalgia while showing us what makes this duo really special. The Smiths even put their own twist on the original by incorporating the bridge from the Black Eyed Peas song of the same name. However, with their heavenly harmonies and undeniable chemistry, RAII & Whitney could have sang the dictionary and still had us in our feelings.
Of course, this is only a taste of the great music, and hopefully great things, in store from RAII & Whitney. Until they’re recognized as the new Peaches & Herb, you can catch the couple on the road with Estelle for three dates in July, starting at the Essence Festival. If the Smiths aren’t coming to a city near you, you can still catch them on America’s Got Talent when the live shows start on July 26th and learn more about the couple by visiting their website or hitting them up on Facebook, Twitter or the 'Gram.