Taylor Swift covers Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'
August 5th, 2011
11:54 AM ET

Taylor Swift covers Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'

Taylor Swift has been paying tribute to hometown stars as she traverses North America on her "Speak Now" tour. So when she rolled into Grand Rapids, Michigan in late July, she opted to show off her rhyming skills and cover a little Eminem.

We, like Entertainment Weekly, are similarly impressed with her ability to put some bass in her voice when she says "Yo" (and the acoustic guitar accompaniment isn't bad, either.) Swift, 21, then segues into Uncle Kracker's "Smile." Note how her audience runs through the lyrics to both tracks right along with the country star.

According to EW, Swift has covered Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi in Jersey and Alanis Morissette and Justin Bieber in Toronto, so of course we gotta ask: Will Swift show Chicago her best Kanye cover when she hits the Windy City on August 9 and 10?

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    October 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dee

    Are you serious? This girl is a hot mess.

    August 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sebastian Van Goober

    I would gladly stick my finger up my butt then give her some brown-eye shadow.

    August 8, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. Byrd

    Why doesn't someone smear some more makeup on the poor girl?

    August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. @deb

    Deb–you could not be more correct. Get some other person on stage who can actually carry a tune. This girl wouldn't even make the top 20 on American Idol...

    August 8, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. deb

    She can't sing. She can't Sing. She can't SING. There needs to be another word for OFF-KEY when talking about this 'artist' cause SHE--CAN'T--SING. YES...she can write.....but......CAN NOT SING.....can't do it. CAN'T.

    August 6, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. Taylor Johns

    Yo I'm o let you finish 'psyche'.

    August 6, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. tada

    Taylor can't sing. Enough said.

    Best acoustic cover of a song ever... Adam Lambert Whole Lotta Love.

    August 6, 2011 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  10. sube

    Best acoustic song ever, go listen to Thom Yorke doing True Love Waits acoustic and then dare tell me Taylor Swift is even in the same league let alone considered a "talented" musician.

    August 6, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. fernace

    LMAO, this is hilarious! She's Rapping now!? Her voice is so-so, but she is a solid song writer, thats how she's risen so quickly! Doing covers of artists in their homestates is cute, but rapping takes ovaries for a 21 year old country/pop singer! Is she gonna do Prince in Minnesota? Hmmm, maybe a little DMSR or Darling Nikki!? Little Red Corvette would be cool too! I'd have loved to see it! You go, Swift girl!!

    August 5, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Alex Rodriguez

    Ante up everybody! You too Matt Damon you rich @sshole! 5 card draw, jokers are wild...........lol

    August 5, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. xdougx

    Taylor, I'm really happy for ya and ima let ya finish, but Led Zeppelin had some of the best acoustic songs of all time... of all time.

    August 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ToShame

    she can't even sing live. Thank god for lip sync and auto tune becasue she's no more than a mass produced puppet

    August 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. oleg

    I reread the article and all it talks about is his singing career. Nothing at all about his athletic greatness. Buncha racist.

    August 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  16. oleg

    Taylor Swift is the best linebacker in the NFL today. Why didnt they even mention how great an athlete he is? This is solid racism. If this was a white guy that could sing and also play pro ball you can be sure they would be all over the story.

    August 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Kanye

    Yo, I'ma let you finish, but Taylor had the best acoustic cover of all time!!!

    August 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  18. ah ha


    August 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  19. El Firsto

    Thats me

    August 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • B=Dog

      Taylor... SERIOUSLY... Stick to the rapping.... cuz you singing F-g BLOWS! (Unless you are in the studio with autotune)

      I really do like her as a rapper.

      August 5, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Da Boink

      She won't even sound good with bo obs

      August 6, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |

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