The Coke commerical/Olympics. Who is the singer?

Coke has a new ad campaign of an african american girl with a most excellent set of pipes singing beautifully while handing out bottles of coke.

Who is she?

What are the words to the song?

I love this commercial.

I only saw a piece of it last night, but I think that’s the girl who won American Idol this year, Fantasia something.

Don’t know the girl… the song is “I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)”. But she doesn’t sing that part in the commercial.

Is this the same one they’ve played off and on for about a year now? If so, that’s not Fantasia from American Idol. For some reason, I’m thinking it’s someone from one of the touring casts of “Rent”, but I could be totally off. I just think I remember hearing that.

And if that’s the one that I’m thinking of, it kinda creeps me out. Would you take an open soda from a stranger on the street?? :eek:

Is there somewhere I can see this online? I’ve been keeping an eye out for it on NBC, but nothing yet.

It’s not Fantasia. I think I saw that commercial around American Idol time and I remember thinking she sang better than any of the contestants.

I was also creeped out by the fact that she was handing out open sodas to people and they were taking them. Then again, I don’t think anyone actually drank it.

I’d just like to mention that the preview popup when you mouseover this thread in the message list says: “Coke has a new ad campaign of an african american girl with a most excellent set of …”

New techniques for inflating viewcounts! :smiley:

My mouse-over preview on this thread shows the whole text of the OP.

Huh. Maybe it’s a Mozilla thing …

This is it, isn’t it?


Yeah, that’s the one. I finally got Coke’s website to play the song. It’s a great tune, but compared to the version I’m used to hearing it was a huge yawner…

Sharlene Hector is the girl’s name. And, since the last thread I posted in was about this, she’s not African-American. She’s (Afro-?)British.

It’s one of those songs I’ve loved for years but a lot of people have never heard it before. :smiley: