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"Skyfall" Covers

Bryan Dugan
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Adele walked away last night with an Academy Award for Best Original Song with her James Bond theme, "Skyfall," adding to her collection of Golden Globe and BRIT Awards statues for the same tune. While the singer is still enjoying the glow of all the latest gold-covered additions to her life, take a look at her performance from last night's Oscars and compare it with covers from these other singers.

Adele - The original

Before being awarded Best Original Song, Adele reminded everyone why she deserved to win. After all, she did jump across the pond and still manage to look that glamorous.

Willow Smith

Proving again that Willow Smith is cooler than most 11 year olds, she gave it her own soulful twist and showed that, yes, she too has some vocal chops.

Divine Ascension

This female-fronted metal band from Australia certainly has, um, an interesting sound.


Yes, even the power twin duo from Dublin, who were contestants on season six of The X Factor U.K., have covered the Bond theme.

Paul F. Tompkins

American comedian Paul F. Tompkins doesn't even go for a parody this time. It's an all-out straight cover, complete with a full horn section and back-up dancers. The live performance was part of his show, Paul F. Tompkins & Friends Real and Fake, in Los Angeles this past December.