Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” is TV’s Go-To Cover Song
Gotye's positively inescapable "Somebody That I Used To Know" has already been covered on "The Voice," "American Idol," and "Glee," as well as by "The Sing-Off" winners Pentatonix. And now a bunch of other musical TV stars are getting in on the act. I really thought I'd be tired of "Somebody" remakes by now, but two new versions just hit YouTube today, and they have me loving the song all over again.
Today's first cover is by "The Voice" rockers the Shields Brothers, who put a Tom Waits/Nick Cave spin on the already dark track, complete with a noirish black-and-white video. These guys really shouldn't be somebody that we used to know. Don't forget about the Shields Brothers, people!
The other cover of the day comes courtesy of three other totally robbed reality contestants: Season 8 "American Idol" semifinalist Jackie Tohn and "Platinum Hit" runner-up Jes Hudak, who together comprise the dynamite duo Powerfox & Ponymane, joined by special guest Jen Hirsch, one of this current "Idol" season's most underrated castoffs. Pfox, Pmane, and Jen mash up Gotye's smash with Gavin DeGraw's "Not Over You," and really, I'm not over any of these awesome ladies.
And just for kicks, here are the rest of the many TV Gotye covers out there. Which one is your favorite?