or 120 covers of a song by Leonard CohenRemember the song from the Shrek movie about Allyloe? I hate her since childhood, and all because I heard her for the first time performed by the author, Lenard Cohen, in the distant eighty I don’t remember which year. Cohen is a wonderful songwriter, the owner of a velvety soulful bass, but he does not know how to sing. In a meager range of half an octave, he manages not to hit the notes all the time. And it looked something like this ... Leonard Cohen
But two days ago, I heard something on the radio that caused me a mixture of gag reflex with admiration. Some dudes sang “Hallelujah,” but how did they do it! Excavations revealed that they were Norwegian guys, Espen Lind, Askil Holm, Alejandro Fuentes and Kurt Nilsen, the last, generally awesome singer, winner of World Idol in 2004. His appearance, however, was taking a walk. As Australian jury member Ian Dickson said: “You have the voice of an angel, but you look like a Hobbit. Right And the fact is if we were looking for Middle-earth Idol you'd be an absolute hands down winner. " It is a pity that none of these guys are heard on our radio. Espen Lind, Askil Holm, Alejandro Fuentes, Kurt Nilsen, Norway
In short, over the past twenty years, Leonard’s “beloved” of mine has surpassed clearly. Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright do not count. Live, they sing shitty, although the studio recordings (in Barefoot on the Pavement and Shrek, respectively) were very decent. Enjoy listening to the Norwegian “120th” cover version of the song.