Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind

by Simon

Somebody did this on the X-Factor tonight, and it’s a measure of the song that it wasn’t a bad performance. It wasn’t great by any means, but it wasn’t bad. Some of that might be because as the girl performed it I could hear this version in my head. I love this song, absolutely love it. It’s one of those performances that just gets you, right here in your guts, and makes all the hairs on your body stand up. I get shivers.