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Can YOU Sing: Katy Perry - "Roar"??? These Folks Can!!!

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We're back!! And roaring louder than ever!

We took a break from our "Can YOU Sing?" competition, which turned out to be a great thing and much-needed break!

The latest round of covers - for Katy Perry's Roar are sooooo good!!!!!

Congratulations to our first place winner, Etham Basden! He flipped the song upside down and inside out, creating an exquisite version that reminds us of Ed Sheeran!

Soooo beautiful! Check it out above!!!!!

Congrats to all of our honorable mentions, whom you can see after the jump!

And congrats to our second place entry, Justin Critz, who gave a rendition inspired by The Lumineers. Check it out below! And THANK YOU to everyone who entered!

Our honorable mentions are…

Kiana Brown

Adam Morson

Andres Sierra

The Shures


Annie Ittersagen


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16 comments to “Can YOU Sing: Katy Perry - "Roar"??? These Folks Can!!!”

  1. kitymeni says – reply to this


    What a waste of time, I even prefer singing Clarkson!!! Roar is your everyday common radio song (reminiscent of what went on between her and Russell Brand, as he said it)

  2. Mark says – reply to this


    Both covers are better than the original

  3. Try again says – reply to this


    Honestly the second one was the best. Guess you picked the first guy cuz based on looks

  4. Melody says – reply to this


    love 'em all!

  5. Cannon says – reply to this


    I am BLOWN away by Etham…he is extremely gifted. I hope this exposure helps him get a record deal. I would seriously buy his music!!!! I love the beginning of his song, it was unexpected and really fit well.

  6. Rally says – reply to this


    I've listened to Etham's song several times now and I love the beginning, its very catchy. I like his song WAYYYYYY better then Katy Perry's. Katy Perry is a manufactured singer, just
    Ike Gaga, and Spears.

  7. 7

    Putting all your Katy/Gaga crap aside, these guys' vids are pretty awesome. Great job, E and C. CAN WE SEE THE OTHER ENTRIES? Like one sang like Katie Perry???!!!

  8. 8

    I liked all of them. Wish there were more raw/amateur versions. You know like a kid/person just singing into web camera on his computer. Someone with personality.

  9. 9

    What did they win? Is there going to be another one? How can I compete?

  10. Sam says – reply to this


    Love Justin Critz's version!!!!

  11. 11

    Awesome!!! It's nice to know there are people in the world who aren't celebrities that can sing way better than the celebrities that we know.

  12. Allison L. says – reply to this


    Kristen Justine is so talented. I've been a subscriber to her youtube channel for a few years now and I just can't get over her voice!

    Etham is awesome, definitely going to check out his youtube channel!

    Everyone did great, so much talent!

  13. Perez u suck says – reply to this


    Etham's version is the only good one imo. The others are just a bunch of regular amateur-level YouTube covers.

  14. james says – reply to this


    All of the covers are so studio-ed up. There is only one real person who didn't added effects to their voice and didn't have an amazing camera and studio equipment and he wasn't even that great. Perez should have chosen REAL amateurs

  15. 15

    Is your singing voice always compared to a current famous artist? When blindfolded could your friends and family SWEAR you sound like Adele or Justin Timberlake? If so, here’s your chance to win $5,000!!!

    MTV is casting for a new and fun music competition show. We are looking for nonprofessional singers who sound just like a FAMOUS and CURRENT musician. Be it Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, or someone else, we are seeking "sound a-likes" who want to take part in this music competition show (professional artists need not apply)!

    If this sounds like you or someone you know let us hear from you! Contestants must be 18 years or older. Please send an email to copycatcasting@gmail.com with your name, location, contact info and tell us which current contemporary artist you sound like. Please don't forget to send us vocal samples of you singing.

    *The artists listed above are not affiliated with this project.

  16. Sara says – reply to this


    When are you guys going to have the next cover contest? I miss doing these!