2. Steps - The Slightest Touch (Five Star) 3. Will Young - Daniel (Bat For Lashes) 4. Elton John & Dua Lipa - Cold Heart (...Elton John) 5. Angel Olsen - Eyes Without A Face (Billy Idol) Considering Kelly is covering other people's songs, like, four times a week, it's not really a surprise that she ended up here with one of the most notable hits of the year, not to mention a song that kinda doesn't feel that far away from the stuff she built her empire on... The empire which has shot her to the upper echelons of, um, a sofa where, from what I can gather, she's a babbling wreck in front of whoever is having to do the miserable daytime talkshow circuit in the US. Or you know, depending on your sense of humour, hilarious comedy genius-slash-host of The Kelly Clarkson Show! The cover itself? Eh. It's a five minute song butchered down to two minutes, and that's where most of the issues lie. It feels like it has barely started before it's over just as abruptly. Props to Kelly for not neutering the swearing but... we don't hear it anyway. It's basically an excellently performed ringtone. So I'm very whatever to it really. Further down the ballot: the forum wheedles my annual acknowledgement of Steps from me! Finding they were probably running short for their second album of 2021, they (or... whoever is masterminding their albums) reached back in time and snatched this eighties synth-pop number from Five Star and turned it into... a noughties electro-pop number, which, with their audience, is like fingering gays in a barrel in terms of reception. The straight one looks so uncomfortable in the video, lip-syncing his first line with his hands in his pockets which has to be a cardinal pop sin. Has he been reading their thread on here? Will Young takes on Bat For Lashes' "Daniel" and... kinda tears all the song-making atmosphere out of it despite his vocal being lovely. Natasha Kahn found... not shaking in the slightest! Dua Lipa CHEATS her way into this section with... whatever Elton John was doing this year with his greatest hits/remix/collab album with easily the best song here, and in a shocking turn of events after 2019's brilliantly oppressive All Mirrors, Angel Olsen decided to have some fun with an EP of eighties pop covers. Not Steps setting trends! But of course, because alt girls have to alt girl, we get a Billy Idol cover instead of a Madonna one. Enjoy all these covers below!