If you’re gonna do a cover of Backstreet Boys‘ “I Want It That Way,” you should go into it knowing there’s a good chance the Boys themselves will see it. No pressure! After One Direction covered part of the hit, Howie Dorough said 1D did “a great job.” Well it’s been a good week for BSB covers, as Charli XCX performed a beautifully woozy cover of the song at a Chicago record store, which was lauded by BSB as well.
“Woah! Did you see this cover of “I Want It That Way”?” they tweeted with a link to Charli’s performance. Charli thanked BSB for the Twitter love, and the gushing continued: “Seriously such a great performance. We can’t wait to hear more from you!” See their exchange below.
@charli_xcx seriously such a great performance. We can’t wait to hear more from you!
— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) May 23, 2013