Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Generation Game meets the X factor

Grace album coverImage via WikipediaIn support of JP's call to arms, here's Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah.

It's up against the UK X Factor winner Alexandra Burke's version of the Leonard Cohen original (and likely the Cohen version too) in a race to be Christmas Number 1.
If X doesn't quite hit the spot for you, you know what to do this Christmas...
Embedding is restricted by request on youtube, so you'll have to go visit the Sony BMG channel and watch the Buckley version there.

When will they learn?

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  1. David - is this cross media community at its best, or promotional manipulation at its worst?

  2. All I know is I wish I had shares in that song right now :-)

  3. as an aside...i didn't watch the XFactor at all, but on monday morning at work there was much chatter about the outcome and the song 'Hallelujah' that had won.
    Looking at the pic of her-what-won-it i was really struggling to see how such a fresh faced youth had managed to interpret the drug addled swagger of a certain Shaun Ryder and pull it off! wrong Hallelujah, of course. ho hum ;)


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