Monday, May 28, 2012

Jack Vidgen Destroys Beyoncé's "I Was Here"


I draw the line at bashing children. Australia's Got Talent winner Jack Vidgen seems like a nice kid and I wish him all the best for his career but please leave the Beyoncé songs alone. Especially something as meaningful as "I Was Here". The Diane Warren-penned ballad is the love-it-or-hate-it song on 4 but after hearing King B's emotional rendition at Roseland, I'm definitely in the former camp. Most of the criticism directed at the power ballad focuses on Bey's age. A lot of people simply feel she is too young to interpret the reflective lyrics. I wonder how those same bitches would feel about a 15-year-old boy tackling the song. But it's not only Jack's age that is cause for concern. Insipid is the best adjective to describe the underwhelming production and the teenager doesn't quite have the vocal prowess to hit the high notes, dragging the whole thing into comedic territory towards the end. Listen to the cold-blooded murder of a modern classic below.

7 comments:

David said...

I didn't think it was possible for that song to be any worse.

Scott said...

Maybe he's terminal and this is his way of breaking it to us.

Mike said...

No comment to either of you!

Anonymous said...

AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

JamesF said...

NHFT, tbh.

Cher should've slayed this track, lbr!

Anonymous said...

I think he rocked that song

Anonymous said...

Like everything Jack does he put his own mark on this song. Kack is a stunningly versatile performer. Well done Jack.