I was finally able to track down all three of studio versions of the three runners-up singles on YouTube. Taylor Henderson’s “Borrow My Heart” is just the right kind of Phillip Phillips meets Mumford and Sons meets Passenger style that is right in his wheel house. I would love to hear a bit of Avicii-esque dance beats in the background to make it a true hit of 2013, but it is still solid.
Jai Waetford “Your Eyes” sounds like an early Justin Bieber hit, which is exactly the kind of stuff he should be doing. He is young, he should be performing to young girls. It is like Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” re-written for “Baby”-era Bieber. So good on him.
THIRD D3GREE’s “Different Kind of Love” is part the arpeggio sound found in Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball,” part any one of Enrique Iglesias generic dance hit of the last five years, and part Pitbull by way of Nicki Minaj rap as a bridge. That being said, it has all the makings to be awesome. Slightly repetitive, and in a few years completely disposable, but hey who would of thought Black Eyed Peas “Let’s Get it Started” would still be played this much.
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Much love, Ed