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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Come Cover Me: Bring Me To Life

I found this video for Katherine Jenkins's verions of Evanescene's "Bring Me to Life" on Anette Olzon's blog and gave it a listen. Here it is:



My first impression was "interesting." Knowing nothing about Katherine Jenkins, I was stunned, however, at the end of the song, that the sang out in full on classical mode, which was quite a pleasant surprise. Since then, I've learned that Katherine is a classically trained mezzo-soprano from Wales. I am currently dowloading some of her music so I can check her out a bit more, because her voice really is beautiful.

As for the cover, it's OK. I miss the angst, and the imagery in the video is a bit ho-hum given the subject matter of the song. I still prefer the original, but I am looking forward to hearing more of Katherine Jenkins's stuff.

Here is Evanescence's original.

7 comments:

Almagest said...

Good voice, very nice work! How about Emma Shapplin?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v66JFjwgxIo

Almagest said...

Talk about owning the original ...

Almagest said...

Did Anette post this one?

CanuckFan said...

I've never heard of Emma Shapplin, but WOW!!! Incredible!

Yes, I found this cover on Anette's site.

Natalia said...

I love this girl only when she sings but when she speaks I find her too silly ^^, hehe. Anyway, great discovering! She is a great singer and that's what really matters!

Almagest said...

Who? Katherine?

Natalia said...

@Almagest

yes, I was talking about Katherine haha