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Meet The Pinay Artist Behind The Viral Taylor Swift TikTok Cover Videos

Kemrie Barcenas also writes her own music.
IMAGE INSTAGRAM/taylorswift, kemriebonanza

Imagine loving Taylor Swift with all your heart and growing up with her music, only for people to tell you that you sound just like your her! That's the reality for Pinay Kemrie Barcenas, whose TikTok videos have recently gone viral. At the moment, Kemrie has more than 59 thousand followers on the social media platform.

She uploaded her first "Taylor Swift" video earlier this month, saying: "I have always been a Swiftie fan and will forever be a Swiftie fan. I mean, she's one of the reasons why I just really love music. And for a fact that my friends would say that I kinda sound like her, I should take that as a compliment, right?" In her caption, Kemrie added a *disclaimer* that she only sounds like Taylor "during some parts," and then sang the hit 2010 single "Back To December!"


Okay. In some parts only. SWIFTIE SINCE BREATH!!!!!!!!!. ##taylorswift

? original sound - Kemrie

In another vid, Kemrie said that Taylor Swift is the reason why she writes her own songs. She has a YouTube account with original music, and her latest song is called "Impressions" and is inspired by the Jane Austen novel Pride And Prejudice. We LOVE this girl already.

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Kemrie has also shared her renditions of "Love Story," "White Horse," and "Safe And Sound" on TikTok! Watch more of her vids below:


NO.MORE.CHICKENS. Forever stanning TAYLOOOOOOR. I write songs because of her. ##taylorswift

? original sound - Kemrie


Reply to @renzcarlos I was doing research hahahahahahahah it’s 2:30 am but it’s fine

? original sound - Kemrie


Reply to @andwaeyaaaaz

? original sound - Kemrie


Reply to @mimicry09 hnnnngggg

? original sound - Kemrie

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