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Take Cover: No Doubt's 'Settle Down'

Rolling Stone's Jenny Eliscu grades the YouTube stars covering today's hot songs

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Edoardo Esposito (Edo Sparks)

YouTube Channel: RobaVecchia

The Italian singer-songwriter (who also plays in a band in Rome called Florida) offers a very strummy, sunny and dignified rendition of the No Doubt song, opening the clip by introducing the tune and saying, "Enjoy," like he's a waiter setting down a plate. Perched on a stool against a plain white background, rarely looking into the camera, Esposito is as unassuming as it gets. Even so, the combination of his Italian accent, a rich vocal tone, and the genuine emotion he imparts to the melody make the song sound like it could be his own composition. Solid work.

Presentation: B+

Performance: B+

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