Bleedin’ awful

Anyone who’s ever been on youtube before will know that there are loads of wannabe singers out there who try their best to murder other people’s songs while staring into the camera in a earnest/petrifying way. Well, what do we have here then, some guy called Jesse McCartney trying his hand at singing Leona Lewis’ ‘Bleeding Love’:

Appalling, I think you’ll agree…oh, but hang on, this guy co-wrote the song and this is an official version from his debut album, Departure. But why does it sound like it was recorded using a Casio keyboard and Tomy’s first microphone?

I much prefer this version by a guy called Nick Pitera:

What a voice!?! Such range, such passion, such sheer determination to succeed at all costs. Shame he can’t stick to the melody or that he has problems singing the word ‘bleeding’, which comes out, somewhat unfortunately, as ‘breeding’. ‘Breeding Love’ is something very different Nick. Check out his unique takes on hits by such luminaries as Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Aladdin.

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