Well, the King of Pop has triumphed once again. Elvis beat Ingrid Michaelson with the original version of “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” Honestly, Michaelson’s version is great, but it’d be difficult to come from left field to beat the King himself.
This Week: Animal
This week the battle is between Miike Snow and Sky Ferreira. Miike Snow is a band from Stockholm formed in 2007. Two of the members, Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, have been friends since childhood. While they were working on writing a new Britney Spears album, they met Andrew Wyatt. The three decided to collaborate and thus Miike Snow was born. Sky Ferreira, on the other hand, is an American singer, songwriter, and—who would’ve guessed?—model and actress. She grew singing gospel songs at her church and was acquainted with the music industry from an early age through her family friend Michael Jackson. She sent Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg a message through a social networking site and they saw enough promise to decide to work with her. This was all she needed to jump into the industry. The song this week is Ferreira’s cover of Miike Snow’s “Animal.” Has Ferreira risen above and beyond the band who discovered her?