Hear Charli XCX, Janelle Monáe Cover Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible” For E!

By Scott Lapatine / March 2, 2014

Tonight’s Academy Awards will feature performances by Pharrell Williams, U2, and Karen O with Ezra Koenig, but you might also hear some familiar voices before the show starts, during E!’s Live From The Red Carpet. As Fuse points out, the network recruited Charli XCX and Janelle Monáe to cover Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible” to soundtrack their coverage. Fitz And The Tantrums and the Royal Concept provided versions, too. Some of the recordings have been online for months but remained under-the-radar until now. Listen below:

Janelle Monáe – “Simply Irresistible” (Robert Palmer Cover)

Charli XCX – “Simply Irresistible” (Robert Palmer Cover)

The Oscars air 8 PM EST on ABC tonight, Charli. You can stream MTV’s red carpet below.