Does this video show Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife performing “Endless love”? – FactCrescendo
The video does not show Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena Zelenska singing a cover of “Endless Love”.
A video showing a couple singing Lionel Richie’s “Endless Love” is circulating widely on social media claiming the video is of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena Zelenska singing. Social media users further claim that they sing not only for each other, but also for Ukrainian citizens.
The post’s caption reads: “President Zelensky with his wife Olena. This young couple recorded “Endless Love” a few years ago. He was a crooner before becoming an actor and commander-in-chief. During these tense and horrific times in Ukraine, we can listen to Pres. Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena sing “Endless Love” not only for each other but for their beloved country, Ukraine.
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We began our investigation by running a keyword search on Google which led us to the same video posted on YouTube by an American group called Boyce Avenue. The video was posted on February 20, 2022.
The caption of the video reads “Endless Love – Lionel Richie ft. Diana Ross (Boyce Avenue ft. Connie Talbot cover)”
The video’s description reads, “Boyce Avenue and Connie Talbot’s acoustic cover of Lionel Richie’s ‘Endless Love’ ft. Diana Ross (Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey and Shania Twain) »
According to the band’s description, Boyce Avenue is a Sarasota, Florida-based band popular for its strong acoustic roots, consisting of the three brothers Alejandro (vocals, guitar, piano), Fabian (guitar, vocals), and Daniel. (bass, percussion, vocals).
Fact Crescendo found that the claim made with the viral social media video was Fake. The video does not show Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena Zelenska singing “Endless Love”. The couple in the video are American singers, Alejandro Luis Manzano and Connie Talbot.
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Title:Does this video show Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife performing “Endless love”?
Fact check by: Aavya Ray