Lemar wowed his fans with a host of hits and a cover version
of the No 1 by Kings of Leon
If anything, the cover versions
by Willie Nelson and Elvis Presley are even better.
Nearly a quarter are cover versions
such as Always On My Mind by the Pet Shop Boys, while many touch the right buttons by including sleigh bells and children singing.
THERE were some fascinating interviews and stories in Better Than The Original: The Joy Of The Cover Version
(BBC4, Friday), which looked at the journey of a handful of covers.
While the suits have been busy wining and dining the critics - most of whom aren't real journalists - Gabrielle Aplin has been quietly rising up the charts with her brilliant cover version
of 'The Power of Love'.
And during her gigs here Dolly Parton revealed that she will always love Whitney Houston - for her cover version
of the blonde bombshell's song.
He also admitted that he was miming to George Michael's version of Freedom when he filmed the video for his debut single- a cover version
of the former 'Wham!' star's solo hit.
The Lemonheads, whose hits included a cover version
of the Simon and Garfunkel song Mrs Robinson, were one of the most popular American indie bands of the 1990s.
Stars have launched a cover version
of which REM song to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake?
Tom Jones, at least, knows the commercial value of a decent cover version
- he relaunched his career with an album of cover versions
, with the added bonus of recording them with a set of trendy young artists.
His cover version
of If I Had A Hammer came out two months ago, but has so far failed to sell more than a few hundred copies.
ROCK band Muse have been hailed for the greatest cover version
of all time.