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Cover Star: Stevie Brock Rocks Bruno Mars ‘Gorilla’

This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star is Stevie Brock who gave an undeniably rocking version of ‘Gorilla’ by Bruno Mars.  Don’t believe us?  See for yourself:

Don’t hurt ‘em, Stevie!

If you closed your eyes in parts, you’d be convinced you were listening to Bruno himself.  An uncanny similarity to the Hawaiian hitmaker, Brock rocked this cover with passion and power – a clear cut above the karaoke crooners that flood Youtube.

We are keen to find out what’s next for Stevie!  With a voice like that, radio and listeners alike are done a great disservice if he remains absent from it.

Bravissimo!

For more on Stevie Brock, check out his Youtube page.

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Cover Star: Ashleigh Paylor Performs Ciara’s ‘Sorry’

It’s Ciara’s birthday weekend!  In honor of one of our favorites, this week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star is Ashleigh Paylor singing ‘Sorry’ from Ci’s latest critically acclaimed self-titled set.  Watch below:

As ‘Sorry’ continues to ring as one of our favorite numbers from Cici, we always love to hear a cover that does the tune justice.  And, Paylor did just that and then some!

Uncannily sounding just like the ‘Promise’ singer in parts, Paylor was able to capture the emotion and sincerity of the lyrics without drowning them out or attempting to overcompensate with with dramatics and theatrics (see:  excessive melisma, volume, etc).

To that, we say bravo!

For more on Ashleigh Paylor, check out her Youtube page.

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Cover Star: Pentatonix Perform Regal Cover of Lorde’s ‘Royals’ (Must See!)

This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star is acapella group Pentatonix. Watch as the amazing group deliver an awesome, must see version of the #1 U.S. hit ‘Royals’ by newcomer Lorde:

Well, it’s pretty safe to say if you weren’t in love with this song before now, this version should have your ear bought and sold.  This cover simply drowns you in a glorious wave of intricate harmony – all the way down to the instrumentation.

Adding a level of energy to the tune that the original lacks, it’s also refreshing to hear a cover of the song that there is actual…umm…singing.  Go Pentatonix!

For more on Pentatonix, check out their Youtube page.

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Cover Star: Derran Day Does Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’

This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star is singer/songwriter Derran Day. Watch as the Youtube crooner hits a homerun on Drake‘s latest top 10 hit ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’:

Is it us or does he sound like Craig David in parts?

Anywho, as much as we go for the “big voice” divas here at TGJ, we often tip our hats to simplicity.  Granted, we know ‘Home’ isn’t exactly the most challenging song to sing, so we’re sure that even Cassie the least experienced singers could handle it.

But, that doesn’t take away from Derran’s performance.  Clear, simple, and devoid of embellishment, Derran managed to capture the song’s emotion while still injecting a bit of himself in the tune.  Such ability is certainly what separates “covers” from “bad karaoke”.  To that, we say bravo Mr. Day!

For more on Derran, check out his Youtube page.

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Cover Star: Asia Major Covers K. Michelle’s ‘V.S.O.P.’

This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star is soulful songbird Asia Major. Watch as the US native take on K.Michelle‘s latest hit ‘V.S.O.P.’:

Yes, yes, yes! Asia smashed this.

The clarity of her voice is just simply wonderful.  A tricky song to sing (see: back and forth transition of higher and lower notes), but not only did she “handle” it well, she mixed and molded it into something of her own.

Great job.

For more on Asia, check out her Youtube page.

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Cover Star: Chanel Nicole Covers Fantasia’s ‘Without Me’

This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star comes from Chanel Nicole – the New York singer/songwriter making a splash on Youtube.  Press ‘PLAY’ below to see Nicole cover Fantasia‘s Kelly Rowland-enlisted hit ‘Without Me’ – the second single from her 4th album ‘Side Effects Of You’ (in stores now).

Start at :45…

Yes, ma’am Miss Nicole.  We can get with this.

Packing a very radio-friendly voice, Chanel conveyed the song’s sass in a way that seemed authentic and devoid of caricature.  While a few noticeable misfired runs and notes, overall the presentation was pleasant and provided indication that with fine tuning Chanel could shine with the new school of R&B chanteuses.

 

For more on Chanel Nicole, check out her Youtube page.

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Cover Star: Random Wright Rocks ‘Roar’ By Katy Perry

This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star sails in from South Floridian crooner Random Wright.  Press ‘PLAY’ below to see Random take on Katy Perry‘s latest smash hit ‘Roar’ – the first release from her forthcoming album ‘Prism’ (October 22).

Alright then Mr. Wright.

Some of you may remember Random from his casting on MTV’s ‘Making the Band 4′, but for those of you who don’t, the video above provides just a glimpse of his ability.  Taking a lighthearted approach to Perry’s thunderous empowerment anthem, Wright was sure not to take away from the intensity of the song when it mattered most (i.e. the chorus).

Quite reminiscent of Jason Mraz in his approach to this tune, the simplicity of Random’s performance may seem just that when compared to the original. But, after just a few seconds of listening you quickly see that somehow, someway it just works.

Bravo!

For more on Random Wright, check out his Youtube page.

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