It's time to announce the winner of our most recent "Can YOU Sing? cover competition, this time to David Guetta's superb Without You - featuring Usher - and….
Sometimes less really is more!
Congratulations to Rachel Brown, our very talented winner, who proves that sometimes all you need is a guitar, a beautiful voice and an effective arrangement.
All one take! No pre-recorded vocals! No autotune! No distractions! Just simplicity, rawness and a haunting sweetness!
Sooo lovely! You MUST check out Rachel's cover (above)! We can't stop listening to it!
On the flip side, our runner-up Mike Squillante went ALL OUT for his entry - complete with comedy and acting too!
We could do without the first minute and forty seconds of "shtick" in this video, but when you get to Mike's actual take on Without You, it's really impressive!
He plays ALL those instruments! And his interpretation/re-working of the song is fierce! Check it out below! And…
Watch all of our wonderful honorable mentions…. after the jump! Watch all of our wonderful honorable mentions…. after the jump! Watch all of our wonderful honorable mentions…. after the jump! Watch all of our wonderful honorable mentions…. after the jump!
Congratulations also are in order for our honorable mentions! They are…..
Songs With Friends' Brad Kirsch and Jameson Bass. Their cover of Without You reminds us of U2 meets Keane - and that's a very good thing!
From the hilarious Zach simply stating, "I'm an actor," to Orange is the New Black's Uzo opening up about her transition from wannabe track star to a full fledged actress, the opener was simply flawless.