BTW, I also just listened to Shontelle’s original version of this song. But honestly, for me, I think I like James’ version better. Shontelle’s version is just too fast which I think is inappropriate to the message of the song. I think it missed that goal of making its listeners feel the song. It sounded like a happy song because of its tempo and it can make people really confused. Personally, I think that can only be done if the message of the song is about overcoming the impossible, but the message speaks differently—someone is very broken because the impossible happened.
James’ version is more passionate, more emotional, more broken, and more dedicated like he was really betrayed by someone he loves. His voice, while listening to it, seems hurt to the verge that he way have wanted to cry while singing it. I felt the message more with his version better than Shontelle’s.