As you might know, our companion blog Wicked Guilty Pleasures is celebrating two weeks of American Idol goodness. Since the whole show is basically nothing but covers, I figured I'd feature a couple of covers over here as well.
A few years back, Chris Daughtry did an acoustic version of this huge Lady Gaga hit - largely based on her piano version of the song - when appearing in the Radio Hamburg (Germany) studios. He discovered the piano version when Lady Gaga appeared on American Idol and performed it, which got him thinking about this interpretation.
And it turned out really well. There's clearly more ache and pain in this version than the original (although not the piano version, which matches the emotion here). I hope you enjoy it.