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Taylor Swift’s mini-me performs ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ as Axl Rose

A sweet child, indeed.


Samantha Grasso


Published Jan 23, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:58 am CDT

Seven-year-old child actress Xia Vigor is more than just a one-trick impersonator. 

One week after she knocked her Taylor Swift impression out of the park, Vigor went back on stage for Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids, a Filipino singing and impersonation competition, as Axl Rose

Decked out in Rose’s blue bandana, orange locks, cut-off tee, and leather pants, the British-Filipina actor performed Guns and Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine,” raspy voice and all.

Vigor’s previous performance as Swift garnered controversy, with parents such as Piers Morgan saying the child’s impression of the pop superstar was “creepy,” and that it was another example of “sexualization of young girls.” 

At least we can all be thankful that Vigor opted to pass on impersonating the internet’s favorite “fat Axl.” 

Watch Vigor’s full Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids performance below.

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*First Published: Jan 23, 2017, 4:56 am CST