Thursday, March 4, 2010

a sweet version.

American Idol was always family date night with my sisters and parents (yup, we made Pappa watch it and before long he was picking who he thought was going to win). It's a guiltless pleasure.

Last night Katelyn Epperly sang "The Scientist" by my beloved Coldplay.

obviously, nobody can sing like Chris Martin but the power in this song is emotion. And for that, i thought it was a sweet version.



Simon asked at the end if she had ever heard Natasha Bedingfield's version. I have, thanks to Gabby. When I heard Natasha Bedingfield's version I loved it simply for the emotion... especially at the end. When she sings "take me back"... it's like she's pleading.

but my favorite version? an acoustic one by Coldplay Gina sent me; though this one i shared here is a pretty close second.

14 comments:

Jen said...

I LOVE that song. From the very first time I heard it (I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing), I fell in love. I just can't get enough, so I can't wait to watch the girls perform on American Idol so I can see this! (It's in the DVR and we haven't watched it yet.)

Risti Megan said...

I just love Coldplay, and I couldn't agree more about this song. All of these are lovely versions. I would die to be able to see them perform live.

Marisa said...

beautiful... i never got to watch it last night after your text. Company stayed late. Thanks for posting... this song always gives me chills... that accostic one is my FAV

Emilie Lynne said...

I heard it last night on AI and I thought it was beautiful! I hadn't really been of fan of hers until then... I actually kinda like her now :)

Micaela said...

Risit, you MUST see them if they are ever coming near you. They are AMAZING. This from the girl who has seen them 3 times and LOVED.EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. hands down, my favorite band. unforgettable experience.

Marisa, i HAD to text you after seeing it. :) our favorite use of this song in film? "WICKER PARK." swoon.

Emilie- EXACTLY. me too! lol

Katie said...

i LOVE this song too! and i thought she did a GREAT job with it! thanks for the links to the other versions. made. my. day. chickadee :)

happy thursday!!!

Krissa said...

oh i love that song...i hadnt heard those other versions...the acoustic one is my favorite!

jozen said...

awe! so sweet. i love family dates nights

Annie said...

LOVED it too!!
i downloaded it right when i could!! :)

Brandi said...

This version is wonderful. I was a bit skeptical at first -- it's true, no one else has Chris Martin's voice, but I like it. Checking out Natasha's version now...

Belen said...

oh
my
gosh.

i LOVE that version of natasha bedingfield! thank you for sharing! i love her voice. it took me a long time the first time i ever knew about her to like her music. but i really like her style now that she's been out in the public for years now. love her voice. :)

:: Gina :: said...

ill never get past the emotional pull of that song.
and natasha is probably the only other person I cant listen to sing it . (there's so much honesty in version)

anyway, you made my bitter sweet friday a little more bitter sweet =)

<3

Felicia said...

The Scientist is one of my favorite songs of all time ever.

Gabby said...

It's so sad, I haven't watched one episode of AI this season!

That song is just powerful.

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