Friday, April 14, 2006

Foy Vance, Billy Jean, and American Idol

Foy Vance once did a live cover of "Billie Jean". You can find it on Indiscriminate Act of Kindness (which is also known as Live Sessions & the Birth of the Toilet Tour in the UK).

This cover is really slow. It takes a while to realize it's actually a cover of "Billie Jean" because it's just so different. I like it though.

Anyway, it may be too slow, but I think someone (Taylor? Chris?) on American Idol could pull it off. I don't know if you could easily trim it down to the minute they give them... So maybe it's a bad idea all around. However, I think if someone did pull it off it could be as well-received as the version of "I Walk the Line" that Chris did (originally a cover by Live).

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