After jamming to his new album today, I decided I kind of want Michelle to cover Matt Nathanson's "Heart Starts" if only to hear her take on the line "she was into losing streaks, so I let her take me on" because I imagine she'd take it to a really cool place, emotionally. Plus, the music just begs to be remixed in that really cool way of hers.
When I heard Michelle, Josiah and Usher sing Look of Love on The Voice, the parts where Michelle sang simply took my breath away. Even after watching it numerous times, her rendition of the line "let this be just the start of so many nights like this" never fails to literally bring tingles down my spine. In my opinion, that song suited her voice perfectly. I would love to hear her sing the whole song by herself. I think it would be just fabulous, if she would release an album of her covering similar standards/torch songs - including songs by Nat King Cole, particularly those which Natalie Cole revived in her "Unforgettable... with Love" album, specially The Very Thought of You and Unforgettable. Other standards I would like her to cover are:
You Don't Know Me (Jann Arden version) The Nearness of You I'm in the Mood for Love