Kerli SKYSCRAPER Demo For Demi

Kerli told PopCrush: ‘It was me, Lindy Robbins and Toby Gab. We were in the studio and Lindy came in and she was like, ‘We should write a song called ‘Skyscraper’. So I Googled ‘skyscraper’ because I’m always looking for images to write after. We found this picture where it was the apocalypse ..The world had ended and there was this one skyscraper still standing. I was like, ‘Wow. We need to write after this picture.’ So on the picture exactly, the sun was coming out for the first time and it was raining. We totally zoned out and burned candles and totally wrote it after that picture.

Honestly, she sings it so much better and her story is so powerful and so inspiring to so many young kids out there. I don’t think I could’ve delivered that song better than she does, with the message and everything, [it's] just really powerful.

It’s so brave of her too to put a song like that out as her first single because nobody puts out a ballad. And to just go out there and in such a brave way talk about her struggle and everything, it’s really refreshing. I see a lot of kids getting a lot of help from her story, so I’m super, super happy to be part of this.’

  • bluesfan

    That actually scared me at first..

  • Monster27

    Whether it is sung by Demi, Kerli ,or anyone else Skyscraper still gets it’s message through. :)

  • lovemestealmeawayy

    demis version is so much stronger but I love this girl for writing this song <3

  • LeaveMeTheFuckAlone

    i don’t like Demi, but I do prefer her version.

    However, Kerli is an amazing artist & an outstanding song writer. She needs to stop giving her songs to other artists & actually release them herself. She could go far

  • BrokenArrow

    I love Kerli’s version of ghost of you by sel.

  • purplekoolaid

    why are people disappointed that demi didnt write this? 99% of singers don’t write their songs! get over it. besides demi is a great writer and could have written a song as touching as skyscraper, but someone else did the work for her.

    the song has amazing lyrics no matter who wrote it.

  • purplekoolaid

    and people talking about ye olden times of hollywood need to do some reasearch. some of the worlds most beloved artists and musical legends didnt write all their songs…michael jackson, elvis, diana ross, whitney houston, i could go on and on. one of the beatles biggest hits was twist & shout and that was a cover.

    some people can write really well but can’t sing. some people have amazing voices but aren’t gifted lyrically. theres nothing wrong with sticking to what you do best and allowing other people to express themselves through you.

  • iheartgreen17

    I love Kerli <3 She’s not from America, that’s why she sounds like that.

  • Oh SNAP

    TeamNileyFTW said:
    her vowel pronunciation makes my ears bleed. -.-

    such an over-exaggeration. she can’t help it that she’s from another country and can’t pronounce english words properly -__- gosh.

  • bleach

    its just stupid that singers dont write their songs anymore. they buy it. like what the hell?

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  • misscherie13

    Demi’s performing is much better. You can feel her soul while listening to it.
    I am disappointed because I thought she did write that song and not someone else though.

  • LetsJumpTheSun

    demi puts more feeling obvs

  • Miricale

    demi is better than Kerli.

  • sammy1994

    I don’t get why everyone is disappointed or sad that Demi didn’t write this song… she writes a large majority of her other songs or atleast co-writes, just look at her first album, I’m not sure about how many songs she wrote on her second… This song helped her get through her struggles and treatment and she felt it was a song she could connect to and send a message…
    Before you knew she didn’t write it everyone was so happy with the song and now justbecause she didn’t write it you don’t like it as much?

    it’s pretty pathetic.

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  • JJlover

    Demi said repeatedly that Toby Gap who is the producer of the Skyscraper gave her the song. Never claimed to be the writer & Kerli wrote a wonderful song but Demi gave her strength, and emotion. I love them

  • Cruella.De.Ville

    Hm,well, it seems that not everything is as it seems in Hollywood anymore. People don’t write their own songs, people don’t make their own music, don’t sing (Using Autotune or some other kind of musical enhancer) People are made up and airbrushed, plastic surgery. What ever happened to real people? What happened to the artists who write from their heart? Gone with the wind?

    Or should we all buy what we can’t do and claim it as our own?

  • girlss_gossip

    OMG!!…its not that she dosn’t write anymore she still writes…
    and btw…she admit it that she had’t wrote skyscraper so i think thats fair enough…

  • lauragxo

    i’m from the same country where she’s from!!! :)))

  • xMerryh

    her version is just as good as demi’s.
    they’re both really great.

  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt

    Aug 12, 2011 @ 12:59 pm
    Cruella.De.Ville said:

    Hm,well, it seems that not everything is as it seems in Hollywood anymore. People don’t write their own songs, people don’t make their own music, don’t sing (Using Autotune or some other kind of musical enhancer) People are made up and airbrushed, plastic surgery. What ever happened to real people? What happened to the artists who write from their heart? Gone with the wind?

    Or should we all buy what we can’t do and claim it as our own?
    ———
    THIS so much!

  • xFireBomb

    Demi has said she didn’t write Skyscraper like a million times.lol And this is actually a good version of skyscraper. This is the only version I like other than Demi’s

  • SaltyBubblegum

    I think both are really pretty… Sure, she doesn’t pronounce the same way some of us do, but at least she got the point across and wrote this epic song.

  • _leena

    I like Demi better… a lot :3

  • TeamNileyFTW

    her vowel pronunciation makes my ears bleed. -.-

  • dreis

    Demi’s version is better. But kudos to Kerli for co-writing such an amazing song.

  • loveeaguileraaaxox

    yay demi sings it way better. she needs better pronunciation i def agree

  • Taste.The.Rainbow

    Guys. Her voice is like that Because shes not Americian, She was born in Tartu Country, Estonia

  • bolka1

    selena gomez betrays justin bieber!!
    foto!!
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  • PeaceLoveHarmony

    Wow her version creeped me out at first.

  • BrokenArrow

    I thought Demi wrote the song :/

  • Oh SNAP

    So demi didn’t write Skyscraper?