In recent weeks he’s put his own unique swerve on the Eurovision songs “Heroes”, “L’essenziale” and “J’ai Cherché”. And today Nathan Trent ends his cover series giving a nod to the ladies, covering Albanian wonderwoman Elhaida Dani and her 2015 entry “I’m Alive”.

If there is one thing we’ve learned over the past month, it’s that Nathan pours himself into every performance. “I’m Alive” is no exception. This oozes soul and emotion to the point we thought he might break down in tears. Showing vulnerability is, of course, a strength and the result is strangely empowering.

Filmed in front of a bookshelf stocked with vinyl covers, the video has an intimate feel that sees Nathan singing into a vintage microphone as his guitarist strums to his side.

Nathan cuts a casual figure, wearing a brown bomber jacket and a military green shirt — a masculine look that balances the femininity of the original track.

A brilliant cover, Nathan slays yet again. Can we extend this cover series by a few weeks, please?

Rehearsals in Kyiv start in a few days, and in less than three weeks we’ll know the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Is Nathan your guy? Does he deserve the crown? And what do you think of his cover of “I’m Alive”? Let us know in the comments box below.

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Ron
Ron
4 years ago

OMG! His version is so much better than Elhida’s. I’m sorry, I loved the song but she destroyed it live. Nathan does justice to this song by making you really focus on the beautiful lyrics and the inspiring message of the song.

Concheetah
Concheetah
4 years ago

I hope people will vote for Nathan!

Klaus
4 years ago
AngieP
AngieP
4 years ago

My favourite cover!! He nails it! Beautiful cover!!
Love!!
Good luck Austria!

Americanvision
Americanvision
4 years ago

I’m enjoying all of his covers. 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago
Reply to  Americanvision

And his sheets… of music. 😛

Muchi
Muchi
4 years ago

All I can remember from I am alive is a screaming lady und now I discover how beautiful the song is. Thanks Nathan!!’
You are so talented, you would deserve to be in the finals…..

Nick
Nick
4 years ago

Btw Nathan already confirmed his backing singers for eurovision, including Vincent Bueno who took part in WSFÖ 2016 (Austrian national final) and two other friends of Nathan (a couple). They will be joined by a 4th backing singer from Ukraine.

Aria
4 years ago

How does he put so much emotion in every song? 😮

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

By practising since he was a small child.

Aria
4 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

He looks like a little kid even now though 😛

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

I have seen him in person, for real. Believe me, he’s all man. 🙂

Aria
4 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Well he’s cute n all….but age wise he is too old for me.But behaviour wise he looked like a teen.I had my hopes up 🙁

SebastienPablo
SebastienPablo
4 years ago

He is so adorable.

anonymous91
anonymous91
4 years ago

this is so much better than his generic sort of ed sheeran song Running on Air, and i can see him having the sunflowers and rainbows staging

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

Outstanding singing. If only he could sing something like “I’m Alive” at the contest instead of the generic “Running On Air!” Ah, what might have been.