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Dublin: 4 °C Monday 17 December, 2018

Ed Sheeran and Irish band Beoga covered 'Fairytale Of New York' and got a fairly mixed reaction

You can’t please everyone, can you?

ED SHEERAN WAS in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge today to sing a few tunes, as artists tend to do in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.

He played his new single ‘Perfect’, minus Beyoncé, unfort. Mustn’t have gotten his email about coming on. :(

Very good.

Then, he decided to make a bold move with his cover choice – and take on ‘Fairytale Of New York’ by The Pogues and Kirsty McColl.

AKA interpret a national institution, with help from Anne-Marie and Beoga.

Before performing the song with Anne-Marie and Beoga, Ed said:

It’s a cover that you shouldn’t really touch … I’m going to get murdered for doing this cover.
BUT it’s Christmas!”

Interesting logic there, Ed.

Anyway, it went down a treat for some.

Committed listening, here.


Others were very happy to see Beoga getting a look in.


… And then there’s the *other* reactions.

“Call Taggart, there’s been a murder.”

The full version is up on YouTube now, if you fancy a gawk.

Source: BBC Radio 1/YouTube

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