We tried FaceApp on iconic singers, and the results are fantastic

17 July 2019, 11:06

Picture: FaceApp/Getty

By Tom Eames

FaceApp is once again taking the world by storm thanks to its creepily accurate, impressive and instant effects.

In case you haven't used it yet, it's a free app that can detect photos of faces and add many fun filters, including adding makeup, beards and best of all: turning you very old or very young.

With the latest update, the 'oldify' mode is even better than before, giving us all a glimpse at what we may look like in years to come.

But how about putting in photos of iconic stars as they looked 30+ years ago, to see how accurate the app really is? The results are rather fascinating:

(Just in case it's not obvious, the FaceApp image is on the left, the real-life photo is on the right!).

  1. Lionel Richie

    Lionel Richie FaceApp
    Picture: FaceApp/Getty

    Lionel may have shortened his hair, but that's pretty good! 8/10

  2. Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart FaceApp
    Picture: FaceApp/Getty

    Thankfully, Rod didn't end up looking like he'd had the toughest paper round known to mankind. 4/10

  3. Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb FaceApp
    Picture: FaceApp/Getty

    Wow - Barry looks far healthier and happier in real 2019! 4/10

  4. Elton John

    Elton FaceApp
    Picture: FaceApp/Getty

    Minus the obvious hair change, this is one of the best yet.

  5. Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney
    Picture: FaceApp/Getty

    This is one of our favourites, and minus the Beatle haircut and sad eyes, it's a good likeness for 2019 Paul. 9/10

  6. Tina Turner

    Tina Turner FaceApp
    Picture: FaceApp/Getty

    Different hair but you can still see distinct similariaties. 5/10

  7. Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton FaceApp
    Picture: FaceApp/Getty

    That's a pretty good effort if you ask us. 7/10

  8. Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand FaceApp
    Barbra Streisand. Picture: FaceApp/Getty

    Add some tan and you're on to a winner here! 8/10

And just for a laugh, we tried it out with some more contemporary singers for a look into the future:

  1. Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé
    Picture: FaceApp/Getty

    Michael will apparently end up looking like Burt Reynolds, which is no bad thing.

  2. Ed Sheeran

    Ed Sheeran FaceApp
    Picture: FaceApp/Getty

    We thought we were looking at Noel Edmonds at first.

  3. Adele

    Adele FaceApp
    Picture: FaceApp/Getty

    We're feeling serious Meryl Streep vibes, here.

  4. Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams FaceApp
    Picture: FaceApp/Getty

    If he's still entertaining us on stage when he looks like this, we'll be mightily impressed.