Thursday, 9 April 2009

Sertab Erener vs Madonna

No, this is not an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch, just a little showdown, which includes an original and a cover version of it. Even if you don't like Madonna there is a high probability that you have heard her song "Music" at least once in a lifetime. On the other hand you have never actually showed interest in the Eurovision song contest or kept track of the winners Sertab Erener will be of no significance to you. She won Eurovision 2003 in Riga, Latvia with her song "Everyway That I Can", although she has been a prominent name in the Turkish music scene for quite a long time. Anyways, what matters now is the original cover of "Music" she has made and that I got to hear as I watched "Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul" by Fatih Akın. The rendition carries the spirit of Orienta mixed with the electronica of the West and to be honest I do like the final some extend it sounds even better than the original, despite being sung by the one and only Madonna!

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