By Matthew Dicker - Special to the Washington Times Shares
"I looked at the statistic, and I think it's been performed over 30,000 times," said Miss Ali. "Everyone thinks about Fantasia and Ella Fitzgerald and the geniuses who have taken on this song, and they think you have to jazz it up. I had to take myself and my ego and all my insecurities out of it and go for the truth of the matter. What matters is the story."