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Take Cover: Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'

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

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Ebony Day

YouTube Channel: Ebony Day

This 19-year-old singer from Bournemouth, U.K. – whose YouTube covers have more than 16 million views – offers a coolly ethereal take on the tune, layering her honeyed voice to intoxicating effect over sparse piano and acoustic guitar accompaniment. The lightness and tenderness of Day's delivery gives the songs a sense of vulnerability you don't hear in Swift's own recording, and it's a nice twist. Some of her other videos are more cleanly presented, but there's something charming about how casual this clip is – Day in a sweatshirt and leggings, singing verses in her backyard or sitting on a ledge outside her modest brick suburban home.

Performance: A

Presentation: B+

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