Katy Perry took part in the Grammys’ Beatles tribute for CBS this week, and some Beatles megafans are not happy with her version of ‘Yesterday’, claiming it was “gross” and that she changed the words to suit her whim. Frankly, I think she did a pretty great job for her (especially considering some of her other, less successful live performances) and the biggest offense here is the outfit. Like, what? I get she’s going for ethereal beauty, but… girl, no.
All said, I think her voice sounded great – Katy has always worked really well in an acoustic setting and this is no different. You’re always going to have critics when dealing with an artist like The Beatles, however – they’re legendary and people are so attached to their music that NO ONE can do it any justice (even if they sorta do). ‘Yesterday’ is far from my favourite Beatles song (then again, I feel the Beatles are overrated), but I think this was a nicely done, respectable cover.
How do you think Katy did?