Showing posts with label cover. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cover. Show all posts

Saturday 2 January 2016

Celine Dion Not So Successfully Attempts Adele's "Hello"

When people lazily throw out the word "overrated" when speaking about Adele, the easiest way I find to help them see that this isn't quite fair is to show them someone else singing her material. After all, if she was overrated, surely anyone could do what she does.

Monday 21 December 2015

[Watch] Christina Aguilera Sings "Beautiful" and Duets With Seth Macfarlane On "New York, New York"

It's Christmas time and Christina Aguilera is out to play, serving up two helpings of live showings in one week!

First up we have her rendition of New York, New York which she sang with  Seth Macfarlane for the laughably titled Live at Sinatra: Voice for a Century.

Monday 7 December 2015

Rick Ross And Busta Rhymes Both Tap Mariah Carey For "Nostalgia Moments"

With two Mariah Carey videos to ruminate on today, I thought it would be best for all concerned to combine them into one mega Mariah post. Could there any better way to start your week than with some Mimi? (“Drunk” is the only other acceptable answer to that question.)

Both videos involve Mariah covering old material, so you know what that means… unavoidable comparisons! And that's never good. With that in mind, I'm only going to focus on zee pozitivez.

Monday 16 November 2015

Demi Lovato Covers Adele's "Hello" @ KISS FM’s "Fall Ball"

Demi Lovato didn't do the best of jobs when she tackled the American national anthem a few weeks back. However, it was a different story this weekend in Seattle, where the Diva covered Adele's monster comeback hit, Hello.

Thursday 12 November 2015

Kylie Mingoue Releases Christmas Cover of "Only You"

Kylie Christmas

Twenty-seven years into her musical career, Kylie Minogue finally releases a festively themed LP called Kylie Christmas. Now there's no excuse not to listen to this Diva all year round!

Monday 9 November 2015

Kelly Clarkson Gives Good Head (Voice) In Josh Groban, "Phantom Of The Opera" Duet

Kelly Clarkson isn't known for having the subtlest of instruments. So I did wonder how she would handle the call when asked to sing the part of Christine in a Phantom of the Opera duet with Josh Groban.

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Rihanna Tackles "Back To Black" For "The Voice"....Yeah, It Sounds Just How You Thought It Would!!!

Queen Rihanna was on The Voice this week, dishing out advice to Pharrell Williams' hopefuls on how to make their performances slay! But She didn't just impart, verbally- which might have been the better idea. Rih also DEMONSTRATED said suggestions, live and in person.

Thursday 22 October 2015

[Cover] Erykah Badu - "Hotline Bling" (Remix)

The internet is currently being deluged by parodies and p*ss takes of Drake's "moves" in the newly released video for Hotline Bling. As funny and creative as they are, that's not the reason for this post (though it is a good excuse to post them at the end).

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Florence + The Machine covers Justin Bieber's "Where Are Ü Now"

Justin Bieber isn't exactly my "go to" in any type of musical scenario. But, I loved his link up with Skrillex and Diplo.

Saturday 3 October 2015

Lady Gaga Returns with Tom Ford Collab And Chic Cover

A picture of Lady Gaga back in the studio with the guy responsible for her biggest hits -Red One- was released this year. So the Diva is definitely back working on something music-y (hopefully a new album). However, I doubt the disco-inspired cut that scores this (very meta) runway show for Tom Ford is any indication of what we've got coming.

Thursday 10 September 2015

FKA Twigs Covers Sia's Elastic Heart @ Live Lounge

FKA Twigs' catalouge has been on heavy rotation again since her latest EP M3LL155X dropped last month.

With such a sonically cohesive sound, I was intrigued to hear how she'd handle the distinctly pop sounding Elastic Heart, which she chose to cover for Radio 1's Live Lounge. No surprise, she ably pulled the song into her world with spacious, brooding production, delicate vocals and a little bit of performance art. Basically, she FKA Twigs-ed it.

Anyone expecting a karaoke rendition, look elsewhere. This one ain't for you. Maybe try Ella Eyre's take.

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Demi Lovato Tackle's Hozier's "Take Me To Church" 4 Live Lounge

Demi Lovato's sezy new image is paying dividends, with her latest single Cool For The Summer currently wrecking charts errwhere.

Tuesday 30 June 2015

Ariana Grande Rocks "I'm Every Woman" and "Vogue" Medley @ NYC Pride

You've been hired to perform at New York's Gay Pride this year, so what would be a sure-fire way to get everyone on your side from the get go? Do a Whitney Houston/ Madonna medley, of course!

Sunday 17 May 2015

[Watch] Jlo Covers Rihanna's "Diamonds" On American Idol

What happens when one (supposed) non-vocalist covers another (supposed) non-vocalist? vOcAl INCEPTION, that's what!!

Wednesday 13 May 2015

[New Music] Sia Adds Dark Twist to "California Dreamin" Cover

The Mamas and The Papas' California Dreamin' is up there as one my favourite songs EVAH.

Hearing that Sia was going to be covering the iconic track for the movie San Andreas was thus an exciting prospect! Well the full track has hit the webz and I'm (on first listen) undecided on the result.

Monday 6 April 2015

[Watch] Faith Evans' Powerful Cover of "Be Free" @ Black Girls Rock

Bloody hell, I love Faith Evans' raspy voice.

Taking to the stage for BET's Black Girls Rock, the Diva put her own spin on J.Cole's politically conscious Be Free. Though it only lasted a meagre two minutes, I can't even complain. The rendition was so honest and open that its important message was served perfectly in the allotted time.


Thursday 19 March 2015

Kelly Clarkson Covers Tracy Chapman!

The shame is real. Trust me.

It's been about a month since the crazy talented Kelly Clarkson's latest album, Piece by Piece, was released. Yet I still haven't listened to it! Sorry, Kelly! (That apology also extends to frequent Tweeter @IncitingARiot, who has patiently been waiting on a review of the LP.)

Monday 12 January 2015

Rihanna Ruins 2015 Already With "Vogue" Cover

I am aware enough to know I'm perhaps the only person on this site looking forward to Rihanna's new project, R8. However, just because I enjoy the Diva's schtick it does not mean I am blind to her limitations. Case in point, this newly surfaced, TERRIBLE cover of Madonna's Vogue.

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Did Jazmine Sullivan Do Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing' Justice? Listen And Find Out!

Finally, the release date for Jazmine Sullivan's third album, Reality Show, is within reach! Due to hit the shelves on the 13th of this month, the Diva joined Vibe magazine to give us a little taster of what to expect from those powerful pipes with a Whitney Houston cover.

The big takeaway from this was the control Jazzer has. This isn't a new revelation- we know she is a technical and emotive singer- but it's still a marvel to see a voice under such tight lock.

Watch how this Philadelphia-based Diva handles the epic I Have Nothing below.

Thursday 1 January 2015

Lady Gaga Slays 2014 With Kennedy Center Honors Performance!!!

This is why Lady Gaga will always be relevant to me, big seller or not. This Lady has raw talent!

I will say no more other than this is a cover of Sting's If I Ever Lose My Faith In You. My reaction will come via the second video.