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