Cover Thursday: Taylor Swift’s White Horse by Drew Jenkinson

This one’s here is one of the oldies but goodies songs of Taylor Swift back when she was still “the old Taylor Swift” and apparently, the dead one now. This is also probably one of my favorite songs of TayTay aside from Tim McGraw. I’ve been watching several covers this week and thought that it’d be interesting to hear a male cover version of it and I think I’ve just found the best one with Drew Jenkinson tweaking the song which I thought made it waaay better! And it was made a decade ago!!!!

I mean, you’re welcome! ❤

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Cover Thursday: Troye Sivan’s The Good Side by Sneha

This is by far my favorite cover of Troye Sivan’s new single “The Good Side” I loved the simplicity of Sneha’s voice as well as the intimacy of the use of the ukulele to accompany this heartbreaking song.

“The Good Side” available now: https://TroyeSivan.lnk.to/TheGoodSideYd

Written by Troye Sivan, Leland, Bram Inscore, Allie X, Ariel Rechtshaid, and Jack Latham
Produced by Ariel Rechshaid, Bram Inscore, and Jam City

LYRICS:
I got the good side of things,
Left you with both of the rings,
My fingers danced,
And swayed in the breeze,
The change in the wind took you down to your knees

I got the good side of you,
Sent it out into the blue,
The people danced,
To the sound of your heart,
The world sang along to it falling apart

But I sympathise,
And I recognise,
And baby, I apologise,
That I got the good side,
The good side of things

I got the good side of life,
Travelled the universe twice,
So many thoughts I wanted to share,
But I didn’t call because it wouldn’t be fair

Then I got the good side of new,
Found arms to fall right into,
I know how it looked, It wasn’t the plan,
And someday I hope that you’ll understand,

That I sympathise,
And I recognise,
And baby, I apologise,
That I got the good side,
The good side of things

I’m sure we’ll meet in the spring,
And catch up on everything,
I’ll say I’m proud of all that you’ve done,
You taught me the ropes, and you taught me to love

But I sympathise,
And I recognise,
And baby, I apologise,
That I got the good side,
The good side of things

Sympathise,
Recognise,
Apologise,
That I got the good side,
The good side of things

Cover Thursday: Lorde’s Melodrama Album Medley by Andre van Drunen

Photo from Andre’s Instagram

For my Cover Thursday this week, I’ll be featuring this medley by Andre van Drunen singing all of the song’s in Lorde’s latest release, Melodrama. It is also  a way for me to honor said album because it only got a single Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Seriously, what a travesty! I thought Lorde will be lording over the Grammy next year!

Listen to Andre’s awesome cover of the album and don’t forget to subscribe!!!

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When I first heard @sarabareilles version of Chandelier I knew I had to sing it just like that. She used this instrument that seemed like a small guitar and It was so good that I literally had to discover it and buy it. It is called baritone ukulele and it gives an amazing sound. Thank you, Sara, for being such an inspiration to me through many years. LINK IN BIO — Quando eu ouvi a versão de Chandelier da @sarabareilles eu imediatamente me apaixonei e fiquei louco pra descobrir o que danado era aquele instrumento que parecia um violão pequeno. Depois de muita pesquisa (nos comentários do youtube) descobri que era um ukulele barítono e já procurei em todo canto onde comprar ele aqui. Só consegui pela internet, mas desde então tem sido meu companheiro de muitas músicas. Sara Bareilles é uma artista que eu considero completa e é uma grande inspiração pra mim. LINK NA BIO

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Incubus Live in Manila 2018

OMFG!

Sorry, Hayley Williams. Priority.

 

Ovation Productions is thrilled to announce the upcoming concert of the much loved American rock band Incubus, whose return engagement to Manila has been eagerly awaited.Incubus is performing on February 17, 2018, Saturday, at the Araneta Coliseum
The band is known for its rock anthems Wish You Were Here, Megalomaniac, Anna Molly, Drive, Pardon Me, Are You In?, Nice To Know You, among others.
Tickets to Incubus’ February 17, 2018 concert will go on sale starting November 21, 2017 via www.ticketnet.ph and regular Ticketnet outlets or call 911-5555. Ticket prices are P6905, 5905, 3905, 1905, 1005 plus service charge.

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Alisah Bonaobra is Eliminated from the X Factor! #XFactor

I’m still in shock. I just watched the rest of the performances tonight and I am still baffled why Alisah got the boot.

Louis said she picked the right song by singing Praying for Time saying it was indeed her time. Nicole said her voice was limitless. Simon on the other hand find it old fashion. Her coach Sharon said she connected with the song lyrically but she haven’t had her moment. Uhm, Sharon – that was her moment? Were you even listening Miss O?

Not hating on anyone but if this was really a singing contest, we all know that Alisah won’t be going home tonight. Alas, it’s a popularity singing contest at the end of the day so there’ll be no second chance, not another wildcard for Alisah.

Bye homegirl! ‘So proud of you!

The X Factor UK 2017 – Third Week Live Show 5 Recap – Groups and Overs Categories #XFactor

It is the third week of the Live Shows and for the fifth live show, the Groups and the Overs categories battled it out with songs from the late great George Michael.

Rak-Su started the show with Faith. IMO, this was just an okay performance if not a bit pedestrian.

Nicole: She loved that they kept the integrity of the song.
Louis: Rak-Su make it look that easy
Sharon: Really enjoyed it. They Rak-Su’d it!
Simon: You made it your version. I think we are watching stars being born…

Kevin sang Fastlove, Pt. 1 and it’s record perfection! I mean, why is he in this contest? He should be touring the world already!!! He’s now my top act to win this season!

He go another standing ovation from all of the judges.
Simon thought it was Kevin’s MOMENT and the best performance of the night!
Louis love that Kevin’s into music and not in the fame game.
Sharon: Everything was perfect! (I agree with you there Ms. O)
Her mentor Nicole opined that it was the best performance he ever witnessed on the show! (Wow!)

Jack & Joel – Edge of Heaven
I thought it was fun. Not my favorite from them but it was fun!

Nicole: They sounded Whamazing!
Louis: You’re like a modern day Wham!
Sharon: They really suited the song.
Simon: Simon thought this was their best performance so far.

The Cutkelvins – Killer/Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
Gosh! Their accents!!! They can easily go out there and release a record to be honest! I’m so glad they bounced back this week! Although I’m starting to hate the usual set-up they have production-wise.

They got a standing ovation from the judges.
Nicole thought they looked so great as a group together.
Louis said it was their best performance yet! (And I agree!)
Sharon said they slammed it!
Simon:Something clicked tonight for the group.

Sean and Conor Price – Freedom! ’90”
I absolutely loved these two! I don’t know if they’re still in my top 3 but I do know that they will go far after the show.

Another standing ovation from the judges.
Nicole: Conor reminds her of Justin Bieber.
Louis: They are Real!
Sharon loves their enthusiasm.
Simon: They’re very infectious with no gimmicks! Ask viewers to vote for them.

Matt Linnen sang Careless Whisper and what a song choice! OMFG! He’s so cute with his robotic movements yeah? He kind of reminds me of David Cook here. And girls, he is a DADDY!!!! Didn’t know this info until this week!

Only Simon and Nicole stood up for him.
Sharon: You did really well tonight but still feels his insecurity
Louis said it was his best vocals to date.
Simon: By far his best performance.
Nicole said she could tell how much this means to Matt and that he was singing for his boys.

The act who got the boot is/are…

And the obvious Champion of the night with the most public votes is Kevin Davy White!!!

Youtube videos courtesy of The X Factor

Cover Thursday: Santana’s Smooth feat. Rob Thomas by Kevin Davy White

I thought it’s worth re-posting this beautiful rendition of Kevin Davy White as this week’s Cover Thursday! It’s just so good!

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The X Factor UK 2017 – Live Show 4 Recap – Girls and Overs Categories #XFactor

Kevin Davy White singing a Santana song is perfection to the hilt. Seriously, this guy is way ahead of his competitors. He is very likable, has a great image and sings like a proper popstar! If he continue this way, he’s on the right track of winning it all.

Admittedly, this isn’t Matt Linnen’s best performance but it was much better than most of the contestants tonight. And he’s fucking beautiful. Again, he is still my top act to win it all even though Kevin totally outperformed him.

Rai-Elle Williams’ Bailando’s performance is fun to watch and Rai-Elle has so much to offer but I still find her a bit too young and perhaps, her voice not that mature yet. For now, she’s got 2/10 chances of winning this show.

I’ve to agree with Simon on this one. This isn’t Grace as an artist. I know her purpose is to show her versatility as a performer but she’s looks uncomfortable af on that stage. I wished she sang another original. This is her worst performance to date in my opinion.

Holly Tandy’s performance is just cringe-worthy. She butchered the song into oblivion, it’s a good thing she looked so damn pretty while singing it!

This for me is Alisah’s best performance to date because she’s good at belting notes and this showcased her versatility. Unlike Grace, Alisah’s personality suited this transition much better. I still think that she’s got work to do about her diction and pronunciation but homegirl’s determination is there so I’m expecting her to go far in the competition.

Traceyleanne Jefford is one of my favorites this season so I was really sad to see her leave. I thought Rai-Elle should’ve gone home instead but it’s obvious that the public doesn’t really care much for her since she was also at the bottom two last week.

Youtube videos and images are all from the X Factor.

The X Factor UK 2017 – Live Show 3 Recap – Groups and Boys Categories #XFactor

It is Latin Night with Viva Latino as this week’s theme and the prize for the Prize Fight is a recording session with a Grammy Award winning producer as to who it’d be, we’ll probably know tomorrow!

The Groups and the the Boys are battling it out today to remain in the competition and while watching all of their performances, I realized that any of these act could actually win the whole thing!

Let’s start with Jack & Joel who sang Havana by Camila Cabello. I absolutely loved this performance of the duo and thought that this is their best performance to date but I’ve to agree with Simon. They need to do something to really stand out – something that would define what kind of music they would do after the show.

Leon Mallett performed Get Lucky by Daft Funk and I didn’t get why he sang this one in Latin Night. Uhm. As much as I thought that he’s got he weakest voice in the competition, his performance is one of the most enjoyable for me!

Sean and Conor Price sang Cheap Thrills by Sia. I loved this song and I loved these two! They may not be the best singer in the bunch but they are truly likable. They’re slipping on my list as the most likely to win this series but they are still on my top 5, most definitely.

Lloyd Macey performed Hero by Enrique Iglesias and it was just perfection. I didn’t much appreciate his voice before because I find it a bit too controlled but this performances just proved to me that Lloyd is a force in this competition! A big threat to Matt Linnen most definitely!

If there’s anytime that the British public should finally crown a boy group from the show, Rak-Su are the right group for it. They sang another original song called Dimelo and it’s just fucking amazing! I’ve to agree with Nicole when she said that this is a hit single material!

Sam Black did La Bamba and Twist and Shout which I thought was one of the weakest performances of the night. I’m seeing him getting the boot soon if not next week, tbh.

I loved The Cutkelvins who sang Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos) but this is just horrendous in so many levels. The two guys were like the back-up to their lil sis! What’s up with that? It looks like Simon is sabotaging them!

This week’s champion is predictably easy and a well-deserved one for that matter. Rak-Su got the highest votes and will battle it out tomorrow at the Prize Fight!

Eliminated: Leon Mallett – so far, the Brits are getting it right! No Brexit moment for them.

Cover Thursday: Sam Smith’s Too Good At Goodbyes by Spencer Sutherland

So, Spencer just posted this a couple of days ago on his official Youtube channel and I don’t think I am the only one here who thinks that he deserves to stay longer in the X Factor. But it’s over now and the good thing that came off of it is that we discovered this super amazing vocalist that we didn’t even know existed who’s actually been doing music for a while now! How’s that?

Here’s Spencer’s take on Sam Smith’s comeback single, Too Good At Goodbyes.

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