He had his “covers” blown.
Disgraced Rep. George Santos may be guilty of dishing out some controversial claims, but no one can deny that he is earnest about karaoke. Rolling Stone has reported that the 34-year-old Long Island native apparently boasts an old account on the singing app Smule — in which he can be heard belting out classics, from Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to “Let It Go” from the animated film “Frozen.”
The unearthed account was created eight years ago with the handle @georgedevolder, one of the many versions of the Republican congressman’s full name, George Anthony Devolder Santos. The handle features Santos sporting a bow tie while flashing an iconic duck face — the “magnum” of elder millennial social-media poses.
There are some definite oddities offered up. While covering Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” the impromptu vocalist cycles through a litany of different accents like a discount Rich Little. Rolling Stone suggested that Santos gave his “absolute all” on the tune, calling it “a solid karaoke rendition.”
This politician’s certainly trying his best. A scintillating version of “Let It Go” finds Santos unleashing the earworm lyrics with fervor, straining to hit the high and low notes. He’s no Idina Menzel, of course.
It’s one of several heartfelt solo offerings from Santos, who covers everything from “Cups” by “Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick to “Friend Like Me” from the movie “Aladdin.”
In the latter rendition, Santos does a surprisingly congruent impersonation of Robin Williams’ genie down to his over-the-top French waiter voice.
Unfortunately, Santos’ melodious singing voice likely won’t drown out the far less humorous revelations that emerged recently regarding the politician. The rep admitted in a December interview with The Post that he falsified his work experience, his educational background and, perhaps most notably, his family’s heritage and his religious affiliation.
Santos, who called himself a “proud American Jew” on the 2022 campaign trail, had previously stated that his mother was Jewish and that his maternal grandparents fled Nazi persecution in Europe — all claims that later proved false.
On Tuesday morning, Santos recused himself from two House committees — the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and Small Business Committee — amid ongoing investigations into his alleged fabrications.
Meanwhile, according to a new survey, more than three-quarters of voters in New York’s 3rd Congressional District say he should step down from Congress.
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