I've become obsessed with French pop artist Sliimy. Apparently, he received some press a while back for his cover of "Womanizer" but I must have missed it. I don't really know how to describe Sliimy. The first word that comes to mind is "FAB-ulous".

Sliimy - Wake Up (The video is equally amazing)
Sliimy - Womanizer (Britney Spears cover)

RIYL: Alphabeat, Kate Nash, Phoenix, Mika

Top Ten Prince Covers.

Nothing beats the real thing but these come pretty darn close. In my search for the best Prince covers, I have a newfound love for the underappreciated gem from Sign O' the Times -- "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man".

Richard Swift - I Would Die 4 U
Ben Taylor - Nothing Compares 2 U
Susanna - Dance On
The Be Good Tanyas - When Doves Cry
Martin Sexton - Purple Rain
Duke Special - I Feel for You
Robyn - Jack U Off
Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele - When You Were Mine
El Presidente - Raspberry Beret
Eels - I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man

American Idol - Motown Night

I'm a bit late on 'Motown Night". But last week was one of the better ones I think (last night, however, was enough to make me quit watching this season entirely). I was terrified when they said Adam would sing "Tracks of my Tears". It is one of my favorite songs of all time, and the thought of him singing it was definitely cringe-worthy. To my surprise, I actually liked his version. Doesn't match the original or some of the more popular cover versions, but still not half bad.

The Miracles - Tracks of my Tears
Patty Griffin & Billy Mann (live) - Tracks of my Tears