It’s official: Gotye‘s addictive breakup single “Somebody That I Used To Know” has reached critical mass. It was performed on not one, not two but three national television shows within five days, and another two weeks before for good measure. If you tuned into “The Voice,” “American Idol,” “Glee” and “Saturday Night Live” in the past few weeks, you would’ve heard four different versions of the song.
And if that wasn’t enough, “SNL” dedicated a Digital Short to the song and its interesting video, featuring the Australian singer-songwriter and two very intense fans (Taran Killam and Andy Samberg).
Naturally, this Gotye overload got us wondering: Who sang it best? The four versions of the tune are all included in videos below, so feel free to watch them all and share your thoughts.
Gotye himself (with special guest Kimbra) took on the duet during the April 15 episode of “SNL,” singing a faithful version of his own song. “Idol” finalists Elise Testone and Phillip Phillips sang “Somebody…” during the Top 7 performance show on Wednesday, April 11, and the night before featured Darren Criss and Matt Bomer’s version on “Glee.” A few weeks prior, “The Voice” semi-finalist Lindsey Pavao performed it during the NBC series’ first live show of the season.
Which version do you prefer?