Robin Stjernberg will represent Sweden at Eurovision 2013 with the song “You” which is still number 1 in Sweden several weeks after taking the top spot at Melodifestivalen. Not only that but Robin has released a video of him performing “You” in an acoustic version with just him at the piano.
(YouTube Videos Courtesy of RobinStjernberg Vevo)
There is the saying that “Imitation is the highest/sincerest form of flattery” and that could be said of Robin, as the internet is flooded with people covering his Eurovision song this year. One would expect that they would be pop covers, however here are a few that will shake up your thoughts of “You”.
First up is a “Heavy Metal” version of “You” by the band Outtrigger that certainly wakes you up. With almost 300 thousand hits it is certainly popular out there on the net.
(YouTube Video courtesy of OuttriggerOfficial)
Next up we have a 12 year old Swede Gusten McCartney showing that the kids can do just as good a job on the song as Robin
(YouTube Video Courtesy of Gusten McCartney)
However our favorite comes from 3 friends in Hamburg Germany. Their own take on the song makes for a somewhat scary though enjoyable performance!
(YouTube Video Courtesy of klyftpotatismos)
It remains to be seen if Sweden can do the double at Eurovision this year but their neighbours Norway, Finland and Denmark are certainly not going to make it easy for them.
Author/Website Co-Founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
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