If you were alive and old enough in the nineties, there is a good chance that you’ve seen the infamous movie “The Bodyguard.” The hit movie which stars Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, reached major popularity in 1992, and it was well-known for it’s romantic theme song “I Will Always Love You,” sung by Houston. The premise of the movie involves Costner, who takes on the role of a secret service agent to Houston who is a pop star. Houston’s lifestyle is much different than what Costner is used to and believe it or not, her life involves much more danger than his previous job as presidential detail. The song became just as famous as the movie itself and it wasn’t odd to see both men and women getting hooked on the catchy lyrics. But, what many people don’t know is that the song was created long before Houston belted it out to her co-star in the movie.
Dolly Parton is actually the genius behind the lyrics and the tune. She had written it for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner and sang it in a not-so-well-known film, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” Launched in 1982, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” had an interesting plot involving a town sheriff who teams up with a regular patron of a historical whorehouse. The two fight to keep the whorehouse up and running when a TV preacher targets it as the Devil’s playhouse.
So, while Houston gets a lot of credit for making the epic song reach a more modern popularity in The Bodyguard, Miss Parton was actually the one who founded the romantic song that is still well-loved today and is often used as a couple’s wedding song. In the nineties especially, the hit song could always be heard at high school dances, bringing young teen boys and girls together and sparking a romantic flame.
While Parton and Houston have done wonders for the song, one little boy shares his own version of the song in the video below…
The little boy, known as Jurabek Juraev, has no shortage of talent as he belts out the song without holding any of his vocal powers back. For a little guy he certainly has a strong voice and a clear presence in front of the microphone. Juraev uses the quintessential hand movements to capture the emotion in the song and ends by holding the final notes, much in the way the legendary Houston does as she is confessing her love for Costner in the movie. The little boy, who can’t be older than six years old, is dressed to the nines in a shirt tie and preppy pants, adding to the cuteness of the video.
Viewers of the video were captivated by the cuteness and the talent of Juraev…
“This kid is so amazing.”
“Amazing voice for his age!! Awesome!!”
“You are sooooooo adorable. Keep the greatness up.”
It won’t be surprising if we see more videos pop up from this talented little boy.