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- Posted on Feb 6th 2009 12:00PM by Rob Smy
The Song: 'Careless Whisper' (original version by Wham)
The Contestants: Seether vs. Barry Manilow
In This Corner -- Seether: These South African post-grungers, adored for their albums 'Disclaimer II' and 'Karma and Effect,' have captured the heart of many a disgruntled and misunderstood teen. Lead singer Shaun Morgan even dated Evanescence minx-strel Amy Lee for a while. We can't help wondering if their relationship would have lasted if Morgan had gotten his roots done. Maybe he just did something naughty, making Seether's take on Wham's 1984 classic all the more appropriate. You decide.
Seether, 'Careless Whisper'
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In This Corner -- Barry Manilow: The Brooklyn-born former jingle singer has never had any trouble with his coiffure, and it's been with him throughout his illustrious 30-year musical career. Rescued from obscurity by Bette Midler in the early '70s, Manilow's cemented his stardom with the 'Tryin' to Get the Feeling' album in 1975. That LP's hit single was 'I Write the Songs' -- a tune that was actually penned by on-and-off Beach Boy Bruce Johnston. Our Barry, a keen songwriter in his own right, is clearly no stranger to performing other folks' material -- will experience and fab hair win the day?
Barry Manilow, 'Careless Whisper'
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