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Looking for a cutting-edge talent competition series? Then YouTube’s Best.Cover.Ever may just be what you’re looking for. Hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist Ludacris, the series — which premiered today exclusively on YouTube — features some of today’s hottest superstar artists.
Best.Cover.Ever. gives emerging musicians from around the world a chance for international fame. Throughout the series, a new superstar artist will challenge competing musicians to perform a cover of one of their original songs.
The musicians can perform the song in their own unique style as they battle for the ultimate prize: the opportunity to perform a duet with the superstar artist that will premiere on YouTube. Viewers will witness every part of the planning, behind-the-scenes process as they mount this uniquely special music performance.
The first three episodes featuring Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and Jason Derulo can be found below. The series will then continue for the next five weeks with new episodes every Monday and feature artists Keith Urban, Charlie Puth, Backstreet Boys, Flo Rida, Nicky Jam, DNCE and Bebe Rexha.
Demi Lovato Episode Finalists:
Boston-based R&B vocal group AHMIR got its beginnings over a decade ago when members Leon “Mr. Jones” Jones and Harlem native Michael “Big Mike” McDonald met as featured soloists at their respective colleges. With Kelly “KC” Washington from Rochester, NY and Philadelphia bred Mark “Sing” Robertson rounding out the group, AHMIR gained notoriety by amassing over 100 million views on YouTube from fans all over the world including praise from celebrities such as Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus, and more. AHMIR is proud to use their success to support numerous charities including Lucy’s Love Bus, The Pixel Project, Cure AT/RT Now, and Pencils of Promise. A self-titled album of all original R&B songs is set to be released on November 20.
Based in Nashville, Anthem Lights consists of Caleb Grimm, Chad Graham, Joey Stamper and Spencer Kane. With origins going back 9 years, the pop vocal group shares a common upbringing singing in church and choirs and even got their start signing faith-based, Christian music.
Katy Perry Episode Finalists:
21-year-old Riley Biederer started writing poetry at a very young age, a talent that naturally led her to songwriting and then singing. Based in Atlanta, she has been making a name for herself in the local music scene, performing in restaurants and small venues since she was a teenager.
A pop rock band from South Australia, LYNK consists of brothers Harrison, Andrew and Matthew Kantarias, who spend their off time working part time at their parents’ electronic and appliance store. Originally in other bands, Harrison and Andrew formed LYNK with brother Matthew when he graduated from school, and the trio is joined by their friend Israel “Izzy” Amoy for live performances.
Jason Derulo Episode Finalists:
Inseparable since they formed the group their sophomore year of high school, Undecided Future is a funky, quirky band of friends who met in middle school at the Orange County School of the Arts in California. The group consists of Matisse Pasillas, Cole Fredrick, Matt Issac, Nick Stone and Hayden Lyskoski. With Hayden battling testicular cancer, Kendrick Park stepped in to take over bass playing for the band during their episode.
Twenty-year-old Aspen Haught from Huntsville, AL is an indie pop singer with an R&B flair. After receiving a kidney transplant from her mother at 12 years old, Aspen went on to focus on music and is taking a gap year before starting college to follow her dreams.
Be sure to subscribe to the Best.Cover.Ever. YouTube Channel to watch the new episodes when they are released!