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Coldplay songs on Idol


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So, here in Sweden Coldplay songs have been sung many times on our verison of Idol, so I was just thinking maybe we could gather all the Idol-Coldplay-covers from different countries in one thread and discuss :)

For example....


The Scientist

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4LMyAsp734]YouTube - Daniel Karlsson - The scientist (2007-09-24) Swedish Idol[/ame]


Fix you

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkU6vCL-aCQ]YouTube - Markus Fagervall - Fix You (Idol 2006)[/ame]


Politik (one of the judges comment on this was "I think this song is shit":dozey: )

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIxQsPMc_tg]YouTube - Lars Eriksson - Politik /Coldplay - kvalfinal idol 2008[/ame]


Viva la Vida (this guy should seriously be arrested for butchering Viva like this...) :facepalm:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dwy4nS3Aug]YouTube - Idol 2008 Johan Palm - Viva la vida[/ame]


... and Viva again....

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WmSjo7bkJg]YouTube - Darin Viva la Vida Live at Idol 2009[/ame]

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Urgh. I can't stand Coldplay covers. It is so hard to see anyone doing their songs justice except - well - Coldplay.


Funny, I kinda owe Johan for that horrible cover. It made me realize just how freaking amazing Coldplay is. Eventhough I had known it for years.

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I don't know the guy's name but there was a contestant on American Idol last season who sang Viva La Vida. The result: he was booted off the next night. :laugh3:


I there is a YouTube clip of just the his version but not of the actual performance. What really shocks me are the comments from people saying his version was not bad. :shocked2:

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Some of the artist i respect.. Like Avril Lavigne's cover of The Scientist.

It just... wasn't very good. :uhoh:

It's like only Chris' voice can sing those songs.. :D


Avril butchered it to tiny little bits and pieces and then threw it to the dogs. My ears bled when I heard that one. :(


I approach Coldplay covers very cautiously these days, especially after the Lady Gaga incident, so I won't be pressing the play button on those youtube vids in the first post...


However, The Kooks' version of Violet Hill is pretty sweet. That's the only Coldplay cover I actually like.

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