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"Skyfall" Covers

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Adele walked away last night with an Academy Award for Best Original Song with her James Bond theme, "Skyfall," adding to her collection of Golden Globe and BRIT Awards statues for the same tune. While the singer is still enjoying the glow of all the latest gold-covered additions to her life, take a look at her performance from last night's Oscars and compare it with covers from these other singers.

Adele - The original

Before being awarded Best Original Song, Adele reminded everyone why she deserved to win. After all, she did jump across the pond and still manage to look that glamorous.

Willow Smith

Proving again that Willow Smith is cooler than most 11 year olds, she gave it her own soulful twist and showed that, yes, she too has some vocal chops.

Divine Ascension

This female-fronted metal band from Australia certainly has, um, an interesting sound.

Jedward

Yes, even the power twin duo from Dublin, who were contestants on season six of The X Factor U.K., have covered the Bond theme.

Paul F. Tompkins

American comedian Paul F. Tompkins doesn't even go for a parody this time. It's an all-out straight cover, complete with a full horn section and back-up dancers. The live performance was part of his show, Paul F. Tompkins & Friends Real and Fake, in Los Angeles this past December.

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Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

Johnny Cash

Pink

Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

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