It’s been going on a month since our last Showdown feature, where we have a little friendly comparison of artists that cover/remix the same songs and then vote for the one we think pulled it off better.
The time seems ripe for a new one. For this post, we have a four way battle where all the competitors are singing “Safe and Sound” – a slow, heartfelt country tune by Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars. Kina Grannis, Gerald Ko, Megan Lee, and Jason Chen all had the good fortune of covering this song, so why not compare them all head to head? They are all Showdown veterans, and have quite possibly all faced off against one another in one shape or form. To add a new twist in the plot, Gerald Ko is actually in Jason Chen’s video too, supplying the music via the six-string. Whodathunkit?
Alright, let’s be honest. These votes don’t technically qualify whose cover is better than the others. There are no official metrics or algorithms in use here. If one artist’s rendition appealed more to you than the others… go ahead and vote for it. After all, the artist with the most wins walks away with an awesome prize… bragging rights. Very, very modest bragging rights. Maybe?