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Taylor Swift Covers Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ at Detroit Show

Taylor Swift Covers Eminem's Lose Yourself
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Taylor Swift has been paying homage to hometown artists in each city on her Speak Now tour, and on July 28, the 21-year-old performed an acoustic cover of Eminem‘s ‘Lose Yourself’ in Grand Rapids, Mich.

In a fan video, the country star is shown launching into the instantly recognizable first notes of the rapper’s 2002 smash single, and then gently uttering the spoken-word intro of the song to the audience at the Van Andel Arena. As soon as she kicks off the first verse, the crowd beings to sing along.

With a smile on her face, Swift puts her melodic flair on the chorus of the Oscar-winning tune, singing the lines that were made famous by Detroit native and his movie ’8 Mile.’ After the high moment, however, the singer segued into a cover of Uncle Kracker’s ‘Smile,’ a choice that ended up dissipating the energy from the Eminem cover.

This isn’t the first time Swift has covered hometown heroes — she sang Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi in New Jersey, and performed a medley of Canadian hits in Toronto, including songs by Justin Bieber and Alanis Morissette.

Watch Taylor Swift Cover Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ and Uncle Kracker’s ‘Smile’

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