Emma Robinson's viral video singing performance of Rihanna's song 'Stay' is not autotune

16-year-old receives shout-outs from major artists

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 16-year-old St. Petersburg teen finds herself in the internet spotlight, after a video she took on her iPad of her singing has gone viral on YouTube.

Emma Robinson, a St. Pete High School student, posted a video of herself singing and playing piano to the tune of Rihanna's hit song, 'Stay.'  

The clip was uploaded to YouTube on July 3.  As of July 10, the video had accumulated over 1.6 million views, after being posted on web sites such as Reddit and Huffington Post. 

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Robinson has a unique quality to her voice, which makes it sound as though it has been enhanced with pitch correction, commonly called "auto-tune."

The term refers to a technique recording artists utilize with an audio processor to correct or disguise off-key inaccuracies in their voices.

Some detractors online have claimed that Robinson's video makes use of this technology, but after hearing her sing in person, the effect appears to be a natural quality of Robinson's real singing voice.

Robinson said she has received several recording offers since her newfound fame.  She was even lauded on Twitter by K. D. Lang and Chris Daughtry.

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