I just read one of the coolest comments on a youtube cover.
It was a cover of Rachel Berry singing “I Was Here” by Beyonce.
Anyway, people were commenting on it and saying it sucked and how it doesn’t sound like Beyonce. blah blah blah, but someone commented and said
“You know what I don’t get? This is a cover and it is done the way the Glee writers want Rachel to sing it, yet people are saying it sucks and Beyonce (the original) is better. I thought a cover was your own interpretation. This is Rachel’s interpretation. Sounding the same as Beyonce would be boring and even then,Lea would get attacked. This is a really beautiful song and fits Rachel’s story so well.”
I thought that was really interesting. I’ve seen probably thousands of covers on Youtube and people are always getting hate on their videos about how they sucked or how they ruined the song. But it’s a COVER. It’s not supposed to sound the same. You should add your own style or flavor. You may not be the best singer, but it’s your cover. and ultimately, how YOU interpret the song you’re singing. So yeah, that’s all.