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[VIDEO] Collin McLoughlin Performs "Video Games" (Lana Del Rey Cover)

YouTube covers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are made in the spur of the moment, some are just recorded for fun and and others are truly hit-worthy remakes that put a whole new spin on the original track. Collin McLoughlin has become an expert at producing timeless, high-grade YouTube covers. The young New York crooner knows exactly how to pick the right songs to cover on YouTube and how to re-arrange them acoustically to make other people's songs his own.

After his wonderful YouTube remakes of tracks like "Save The World" (Swedish House Mafia) and "Titanium" (David Guetta feat. Sia), McLoughlin know unveils a gorgeous cover of Lana Del Rey's spectacular "Video Games" that is absolutely breathtaking and expertly produced. Collin writes me, "All of the sounds heard in this cover are either my voice or manipulated sounds made from hitting my guitar. I made all the drum parts by hitting my guitar and mixing and compressing them heavily in Pro Tools."

With this cover of "Video Games" (that he recorded in his own apartment), Collin is hoping to appear on this year's Billboard Music Awards in a time slot that is set aside for young new talent. "I was chosen as one of 18 finalists for the slot," Collin writes me. "I need to get more votes than the other two people in my bracket to be able to perform in Vegas amongst some of the biggest stars in music. Its really an amazing opportunity and I am trying to promote it as heavily as I can."

Let's give Collin our support and vote for him to appear on the Billboard Music Awards. Click here to vote and cast your vote as many times as you like. 

March 12, 2012 | Permalink