As covered in a previous Reality Rocks blog
, X Factor
winner Leona Lewis made her big bid for Stateside superstardom when she appeared alongside her mentor Simon Cowell on Oprah
Well, Leona is already a huge enough superstar in her native U.K. (where X Factor airs) that her hit single "Bleeding Love" has been quite creatively covered by loony Liverpool indie band the Wombats.
The Wombats' wacky version of "Bleeding Love" is very, very
different from Leona's glossy, perfectly produced original--and it probably won't secure them an endorsement by either Oprah or Simon any time soon. But I personally think it's awesome
And their cover is solid proof that when a song is extremely well-written, an artist can do just about anything with it and it'll still hold up: