The Best and Worst Covers of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” (VIDEO)
Somewhere, Lady Gaga is cringing.
Ryan Seacrest and his friend, CNN host Larry King took it upon themselves to cover Gaga’s “Poker Face” on the American Idol host’s radio show this week… and while they get points for their effort, the vocals weren’t exactly pretty. It got us thinking about some of the other celebrity “Poker Face” covers out there, some better and (believe it or not,) some worse than Seacrest and King’s.
Check out celeb “Poker Face” covers ranging from acoustic to a cappella and even spoken word below.
First, Seacrest and King’s duet effort. “This isn’t the one Gershwin wrote, right?” King asks before they get started. Broadcasting giants they may be, but neither Seacrest nor King are singers.
By contrast, Chris Daughtry gave the Gaga hit a pleasing-to-the-ears grungy acoustic spin on German radio:
South Park’s Cartman took on “Poker Face” for a questionable montage about Japanese whalers.
Moving on to teen phenom and future Glee actress Charice, who gave the tune her soulful treatment during a trip to the Us Weekly offices. “Poker Face” starts at 3:08, as part of a comprehensive Gaga medley.
“Poker Face: The Spoken Word Edition by Christopher Walken?” Yes, it happened before a lucky (not so much?) BBC 1 audience last year:
Of course, Walken was just spoofing Jude Law’s poetic rendering of “Poker Face” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” (:50 in)
At the end of the day, though, the person who sings Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” best … is Lady Gaga herself.
What’s your favorite version of “Poker Face?” Let us know in the comments!