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Gotye: 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Performance with Kimbra!

Gotye: 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Performance with Kimbra!

Gotye makes his first televised performance in the United States with a gig on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which aired on Wednesday (February 1).

The 31-year-old Belgian singer performed his song “Somebody That I Used to Know” with collaborator Kimbra.

The song has gained some traction on multiple Billboard charts over the past week! It jumped 50-31 on the Hot 100 Chart, 36-18 on the Hot Digital Songs Chart, and 7-5 on the Rock Songs Chart.

The “Somebody That I Used to Know” video has racked up over 60 million views on YouTube since its release in July!


Gotye: “Somebody That I Used to Know” on JKL
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23 Comments

# 1

Amazing song!

# 2

Great Perfomance !

# 3

awesome song alt nation on sirius has been playing this song for a while

# 4

Great. reminds me a little of Sting. It’s cool that Americans are getting hip to some Aussie talent.

# 5
Jette Trip @ 02/06/2012 at 11:01 am

@Cool:
he is from Belgium ;-)

# 6

i love his voice

# 7

Actually he was born in Belgium, but moved to Australia when he was 2 years old. He speaks with an Australian accent and for all intents and purposes, considers himself to be Australian.

Great song – I’m glad the rest of the world is realizing his talent too.

# 8

He really is so amazing. I love his voice.

# 9
town whore @ 02/06/2012 at 1:05 pm

BRING LANA DEL REY, KIMMEL.

Dont forget kimbras from new zealand i thought i better mention her cause everyone else is claiming gotye

@Jette Trip:

Yeah he is definitely Australian – even Jimmy introduced him as an Aussie!

Not interested @ 02/06/2012 at 5:36 pm

Gotye is a Belgian-Australian. He identifies himself as Australian in interviews. He’s an Australian citizen. Get it right JJ and check your facts. Australia, aside from the indigenous people, are a country of immigrants (and I mean that in a good way) but their common factor is they identify as Australian, and they way Australia has shaped them.

Somebody that I Used to Know is my favorite song, so far, this year. I know that I’ve contributed to its many viewings on YouTube. The song is so infectious.

One of the previous posters said that Goyte reminds them of Sting. The first time I heard the song it reminded of Police and Peter Gabriel. I love the sonic sound.

This performance was sublime.

Amazing song! I’m glad it’s made it’s way to the U.S.

Gotye (Wally De Backer) is an Australian, of Belgian descent , but he pretty much identifies as being an Australian, he has an Australian accent, has lived here all his life.

@Jette Trip:

I’m from Belgium too. You need to chill out and face the fact that he spent the last 28 years of his life in Australia, think that makes him at least part Aussie, so can we stop bickering over which country he’s from and just appreciate his talent?

British Latin American @ 02/08/2012 at 5:21 pm

This is a good statement which I agree with, but the criticism also needs to leveled at those who tried to play down Goyte’s Belgian beginnings and initial upbringing. How does he feel about Belgium? Does he have a dual citizenship? Such a big deal shouldn’t have been made of it from either side to begin with.

And what is a nation of immigrants – a country through which people pass through.

That is RIDICULOUS. Is that lip synced, or are they really that fantastic live? It’s like ecstasy to my ears.

who cares what he claims, or where he’s from? he’s such a talented individual and that’s all that matters. great music.
<3

@Ron: that’s 100% real, no lip syncing!
I was there :) AMAZINNNNNNG performance!
can’t wait to see him live again!

Gotye’s got it!, vantastic song. Kimbra!!!!!

@British Latin American:
gotye”s flemish characteristics come up in his modest way of behaving, his kindness, and physical appearance. He speaks dutch too (see you tube gotye in dutch) But he’s australian in his vieuws on music and the world, his way of life, and love of his country

By the way, he has double nationality. He reads and finds a lot of inspiration in the flemish cartoons like robbedoes, kiekeboe, or suske and wiske, which he reads in dutch

@Not intere@Effie: sted
see you tube gotye in dutch interview witrh dutch radio station:

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