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Aaron Tveit Sings 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'

Aaron Tveit Sings 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran meet up in the Club Red fan experience backstage at their Red Tour concert stop on Saturday (April 4) at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.

The 23-year-old singer performed the first date of the thirteen stadium stops during her tour and played in front of more than 48,000 fans. Wow!

That same weekend, Les Miserables star Aaron Tveit performed his cabaret show at New York City’s 54 Below and covered Taylor‘s song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Watch the great performance below!

Make sure to preorder Aaron‘s upcoming live album from this performance!

FYI: Taylor is wearing a French Connection dress.


Aaron Tveit Sings ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’

Click inside for more performances from Aaron Tveit‘s concert…


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11 Comments

# 1

Love Aaron Tveit. Actual perfect human being.

# 2

I love Ed Sheeran!

# 4

Travis Garland does a much better version of We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Check it out on YouTube. He’s already got close to 1.5 millions hits. Also, Tanner Patrick does a cover, also on YouTube. 1.3 million hits. Very cute, and he’s a doll. Anyway, Aaron does a pretty feeble job with this song compared to other guys I’ve seen.
And then there’s that video of Taylor Swift performing this song in front of an audience of 50,000 people in a stadium in Detroit. That’s pretty cool.

# 5

I almost forgot! A truly stellar interpretation of We Are Never Getting Back Together on Youtbe by Peter Hollens. It also features Landon Austin. It’s amazing. They do it with split screens. Peter does as many as six part harmonies! No musical instruments, just voice. It knocked me out!

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# 6

@Shannon:

“Better” is subjective and Aaron’s approach is focused more on the delivery of the song more than anything (he sings it along with other songs in his first solo cabaret). The quality isn’t the best (you couldn’t bring cameras into the venue) so the video doesn’t do his performance justice, what with his facial expression and little affectations.

# 7

aaron tveit IS SUCH TALENTED guy.
love him so much,.

# 8

@Shannon: I think you completely miss the point of this. Those guys did their covers with professionally-shoot & edited videos, studio recordings and all that stuff. Aaron did it in a live performance, the video was a bootleg of fairly bad quality (kudos for who managed to record this, though). And he did it with more of an entertaining purpose in mind — you can kind of see how he managed to play out a teenage girl with his tone, gestures and movemnets (we can’t quite see his expressions, which I believe are hilarious as well). So in conclusion, Aaron didn’t do this for the same purpose as the other guys, nor with the same approach. He didn’t intend to get high number of hits on youtube with this cover (come on, video-taping was not even allowed in the venue). He did it as a funny entertaining number in his caberet, which I think worked brilliantly.

# 9

Even with the bas qquality, can we talk about how AMAZING voice is? Smootth every note he hits is perfection

@E:
E and John–the comment thingy where you fill in your name is automatically filling me in as Anne Marie. I’m SHANNON.
My comments weren’t aimed at videos. I was making a gentle observation on the choices a performer makes–in song choice, and performance. Perhaps Aaron’s interpretation was meant to be affectionate, but my reading from what I see is different. It seems as if you both said it all–through tone, gestures and movements, little affectations, facial expressions–expressions which are hilarious– he managed to play out a teenage girl, singing the Taylor Swift song, and it worked brilliantly.
My issue: Although Swift is recognized by many as a brilliant songwriter, her work and her large number of young female fans are often marginalized. (In fact, Swift’s lack of wider recognition as a fine songwriter is often blamed on her young female fans, who apparently have no taste or judgment.)) My reading of Aaron’s performance? The subtext to me was Aaron performed a “hilarious” putdown of an already too easily dismissed music audience–and in addition,a very talented songwriter. I’m sure the subtext was unintentional, but that shows how ingrained it is in our cultural fabric. Everyone has their own interpretation. That is mine, and it makes me cranky that this song and subtext will be memorialized on Aaron’s album, hilarious laughter and all.
Because of that, I find it refreshing to see young male performers cross the gender line without a second thought, and give fine new takes on Swift’s music. (And there are other fine covers of other songs of hers)

Too deep? Well, Swift has been cyberbullied–like Hathahating?–for awhile. I couldn’t help but note that in about one week, the President did a little speech and the next day there were 650 stories headlined “Obama Jokes About Swift…” and Sunday, right before reading this article on Aaron, there was “Jay-Z Disses Swift.” See why I’m cranky? At least we have Lena Dunham’s rave that Swift’s concert is “life affirming.” Anyone have any ideas why such an apparently pleasant young woman is such a cultural lightning rod? Is it because she’s crossed an invisible barrier, some, heaven’s to betsy, societal taboo that says girls aren’t supposed to write (even obliquely, not naming names)about guys she knows, although guys have free license to write about whomever they please? Go figure.
I MUST say, however–Aaron seems like a wonderful and very talented guy. This is not meant to diss him, or his talent. And if he actually opens the song with an expression of warmth and appreciation for the songwriter–blame my griping on Obama’s joke and Jay-z’s diss.

Finally–Wonderful Youtube video: Paradise Fear’s Impossible Dreams ( Tribute to Taylor Swift’s Red). Youthful, exuberant, great mash ups, and in 4 minutes you get Swift’s appeal. 4 minutes of escape from the cynicism of the world.

HotandTalented @ 05/07/2013 at 10:49 pm

@Shannon:

You probably need to take a step back from your computer and take a deep breath. Really, does someone taking on a Taylor Swift song deserve quite THAT much analysis? I think not.

He did a great job.

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