Song of the Day #2,057: ‘Let it Go’ – Caleb Hyles

caleb_hylesOf the thousands of YouTube cover versions of ‘Let it Go,’ this one seems to have won the prize with more than 3 million views and counting.

Caleb Hyles is an Auburn senior who sings lead vocals for a heavy metal band when he isn’t channeling Idina Menzel on Oscar-nominated Disney songs. I bet he’s really good at that, too.

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Song of the Day #2,056: ‘Let it Go’ – Various Singers

let_it_goHere’s a version of ‘Let it Go’ presented in 25 different languages, a sampling of the more than 40 into which the film was translated.

This was the first ‘Let it Go’ variation to hit it big on YouTube, or at least the first one I saw.

My first thought was how impressive it is that Disney found so many singers who sound like Idina Menzel. Many YouTube commenters actually think it’s Menzel herself singing the whole thing (which would be quite the feat, but alas it isn’t the case).

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Song of the Day #2,055: ‘Let it Go’ – Mitch Grassi

let_it_go_2The second entry in my ‘Let it Go’ week comes courtesy of Mitch Grassi of the a capella group Pentatonix.

Pentatonix won The Sing-Off two seasons ago and actually turned the grand prize — a recording contract — into a successful career. They have released two albums, one in the Billboard Top 20 and one in the Billboard Top 10. Their YouTube clips amass tens of millions of views.

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Song of the Day #2,054: ‘Let it Go’ – Christina Bianco

let_it_goThis Sunday’s Oscar show promises few surprises. So many other awards have been given out by now that the Academy basically just confirms what we already know.

While the acting awards are pretty much sewn up, along with Best Director, the Best Picture prize is a source of some suspense. American Hustle seems to have faded from its front-runner status, but will it be 12 Years a Slave or Gravity that scores the come-from-behind win?

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