Fact Check: Zelenskyy And Wife Did NOT Sing 'Endless Love' Cover On YouTube

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  • by: Marlo Lee
Fact Check: Zelenskyy And Wife Did NOT Sing 'Endless Love' Cover On YouTube Not Them

Did Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Olena Zelenska, the president and first lady of Ukraine, sing a cover of "Endless Love" and post it on YouTube? No, that's not true: The couple seen in this video are not the Zelenskyys. The man is a member of the Florida-based band Boyce Avenue, and the woman is Connie Talbot, a British singer.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) on March 8, 2022. The caption reads:

Ukrainian President and his beautiful wife during happier times

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri Mar 11 15:02:06 2022 UTC)

A reverse image search of a screenshot from the video on Google Images resulted in a screenshot of the two on a YouTube channel named Boyce Avenue.

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(Source: YouTube screenshot taken on Fri Mar 11 15:31:51 2022 UTC)

According to their verified Facebook page, Boyce Avenue is a Florida-based band that formed in 2004. They began posting YouTube videos of songs in 2007. The woman seen in this video, Connie Talbot, is not a member of Boyce Avenue. Talbot is a British singer who appeared on "Britain's Got Talent" in 2007 at age 6.

Other Lead Stories fact checks related to the 2022 Russia-Ukraine conflict can be found here.

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Marlo Lee is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Howard University with a B.S. in Biology. Her interest in fact checking started in college, when she realized how important it became in American politics. She lives in Maryland.

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