Here’s a question for you, Voice fans. I was listening to Tony Lucca‘s rendition of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” last night, and I realized there are a handful of covers from The Voice that I actually prefer over the original artists’ versions. “In Your Eyes” is one of my favorite songs, but honestly, I’d rather hear Tony’s version than Peter Gabriel’s – something about how Tony performs it brings me to tears when I hear it.
There are others that I love dearly as well. In no particular order: from Season 1, I think we can all agree that Dia Frampton‘s version of Kanye West’s “Heartless” was one of the season’s best moments. I have a big soft spot for Jeff Jenkins‘ version of Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take The Wheel,” too.
In Season 2, that number only gets bigger: Chris Mann‘s “Viva La Vida” marked the first time I’ve ever liked a Coldplay song (and for some reason, I feel compelled to sing it every time it comes up on my iPod), Jamar Rogers totally reinvented Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life,” I can’t stop smiling every time I hear Tony Vincent‘s “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” and just about anything Tony Lucca did toward season’s end was a fantastic reinvention of something. (I’d also argue that TV and Justin Hopkins sung the definitive version of Journey’s “Faithfully,” but I have to exclude it because we can’t download it. Yes, I’m still annoyed about that.)
So, seeing as I’m going to be away from the next group of Season 3 blind auditions tonight (don’t panic – I’ll be in Los Angeles covering Pip, Lindsey Pavao and Karla Davis), I thought this would be an interesting poll for us all to ponder. Which renditions from The Voice have you enjoyed more than the original tunes? Comment below and let me know!