BGT’s Aleksandar Mileusnic Swings “Seven Nation Army” into a Hit

Ever wondered what a seductive swing version of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” would sound like? Probably not. The original is so rooted in its driving rock guitar riff and Jack White’s intense vocals that it’s hard to imagine it in a different style. But that’s exactly what Aleksandar Mileusnic did when he auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in 2018.

At 23, the Stevenage singer appeared confident as he stepped on stage and chatted with the judges. However, he later revealed that he was covering up nerves and self-doubt. Despite performing since he was 17, he had yet to land a record deal, leaving his musical dreams on hold. Now, with his wife pregnant, he was determined to deliver a performance that would make his future son proud and possibly win the life-changing prize of one million pounds.

Aleksandar Mileusnic’s SEDUCTIVE swing version of Seven Nation Army! | Auditions | BGT 2018
With a jazz piano accompaniment, Mileusnic transformed “Seven Nation Army” into a mesmerizing swing piece. His stage presence and vocal range captivated the crowd, who cheered with delight. The judges and audience gave him a standing ovation, and his performance quickly went viral, amassing over 6 million views on YouTube.

Mileusnic’s success continued as he advanced through the competition. In the semi-finals, he performed a swing-influenced cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity,” earning high praise from the judges. Simon Cowell remarked, “I really hope the public put you through to the finals because you deserve to be there.” Unfortunately, the public voted him fourth, ending his run on the show.

Despite not winning, Mileusnic’s BGT performances opened doors for him, allowing him to pursue a career as a professional singer and songwriter. His journey from nervous contestant to viral sensation is a testament to his talent and determination.

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