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Cover Battle

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With 7 votes and 1 point ahead, the winner is ...

David
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This is a cover music battle! Post what you believe to be the best covers of songs!

You know the drill....one song per round.

Round 1
Pro
Chris Daughtry covering Phil Collin's "In the Air Tonight."

Con
Pick between YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music. If you pay for it, you're getting the true HQ quality, if you pay for neither of the three then enjoy the YT video (or maybe Amazon Music or something, I'm going for the 3 major ones). 

Song Name: Burn
Original Artist: Ellie Goulding
New Artists: Under the label PostModernJukebox are the following...

  • Robyn Adele Anderson - vocals (center)
  • Cristina Gatti - vocals (left)
  • Ashley Stroud - vocals (right)
  • Stefan Zeniuk - Flame-O-Phone
  • Adam Kubota - bass
  • Allan Mednard - drums
  • Scott Bradlee - piano


Round 2
Pro
Song Name: Dream On
Original Artist: Aerosmith
New Artist: Blacktop Mojo

Con
Song Name: Burn
Original Artists: Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug 
New Artists: Pentatonix

In case the role descriptions confuse you, it's an Acapella Cover:
  • Scott Hoying (hybrid vocalist who transforms into support while Mitch and Kirstin take over)
  • Mitch Grassi (high pitched vocalist switching into support melody)
  • Kirstin Maldonado (melodic support ~ fluid)
  • Kevin Olusola (bass who transforms into 'trumpeteer' at one point)
  • Matt Sallee (supporti ~ fluid instrument)
Round 3
Pro
Song Name: The sound of silence
Original Artist: Simon and Garfunkle 
New Artist: Disturbed

Con
NOTE: FROM ALL OTHER THINGS AVAILABLE IN ROUND 2 IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS THAT I MEANT THE SONG NAME IS 'HAVANA' and not 'Burn' but the song was such fire that my brain assumed it was burning... >.>

“The Prodigy" on an Acoustic Guitar - Luca Stricagnoli

Original Artist: The Prodigy

This is a hybrid cover and if that's not allowed or if voters hate it, whatever amirite? With Ramshutu & Co. out to cement me as a bottom-tier rated debater I have nothing to lose anymore by moves like this. :) Hope it impresses enough of you.

I paste from description something for credit:
Invaders Must Die
Composer: Liam Howlett, Nick Halkes
EMI VIRGIN Music Ltd
BMG Consortium Music Publishing Germany Edition
Incentive Music Ltd
Bucks Music Group Ltd
Platz Musikverlage GmbH

Omen
Composer: Liam Howlett, Tim Hutton, Keith Palmer
BMG VM Music Limited
BMG Consortium Music Publishing Germany Edition
Just Isnt Music Limited
Rueckband Musikverlag Mark Chung EK
Perfect Songs Ltd
BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
BMG Rights Management GmbH

Voodoo People
Composer: Liam Howlett, Gylan Kain
EMI Virgin Music Ltd
BMG Consortium Music Publishing Germany Edition
These are the songs and appropriate credit for the cover of The Prodigy (as an artist) by this individual. It is fantastically done and one of the best covers I have ever seen in actual performance on a screen. 


Round 4
Pro
Song Name: Your Song
Original Artist: Elton John
New Artist: Lady Gaga

Con
Song Name: Creep
Original Artist: Radiohead 
New Artist: Again going with PMJ (same label as Round 1):

  • Haley Reinhart - vocals
  • Ben Golder-Novick - sax
  • James Hall - trombone
  • Adam Kubota - bass
  • Chip Thomas - drums
  • Scott Bradlee - piano

Round 5
Pro
Song Name: God is a Woman
Original Artist: Ariana Grande
New Artist: CORVYX

Con
Song Name: Mad World
Original Artist: Tear for Fears but many people who know the song already will knows it from a cover that was so good most think it's the original, by Gary Jules.
New Artist: Jasmine Thompson

Produced and mixed by Tim Baxter at Tim's barn.