You Will Know Her Name: Lindsey Stirling

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In honor of Carrie, a girl with a pretty special power of her own, we’re taking a look at 8 kick-ass women harnessing the power of their talents to make a splash in a BIG way. Nails good, show tunes sung, scarf tied and good to go, makeup on and ready – now throw on some tunes to get HYPED. You probably haven’t heard of any of these women yet, but trust us — you will know her name.

Facts: Lindsey knew she was sitting on a powder keg of talent, gumption and pure charm. First, America’s got talent, now YouTube, the Internet, and soon — the world.

Why We Love Her: Classical violin, hip-hop, dub step, electronica and the Mormon faith are five things we’d never imagine working together, but she manages.

Where She’s At: If you wanna see this virtuouso live, catch her next in San Francisco sometime in April 2014.

Why We’re Obsessed: There’s a lot to pick from, and all of it is insane, so we did you one better — here’s a compendium of our favorite Lindsey Stirling vids, because natch, we couldn’t pick just one.

Phantom of The Opera
Never did we ever think that a rock version of Phantom of the Opera with a violin subbing for the real voice of Christine would be something that worked, but this just does.

My Immortal” – Evanesecnce Cover
The moves, you guys. THE MOVES. It’s dressage horse meets ballerina, and perfect on every count.

Okay, so not only does she do incredible covers of other people’s stuff, she works it out with her own original compositions.

Thrift Shop – Macklemore ft. Ryan Lewis Cover
Our girl Lindsey + her violin + cutie Tyler Ward? Perfect. Done. Sign us up.