In addition to the ~20 versions in the other dispatches shown further down on this page, here are a few entries that arrived overnight. They’ve just made the deadline for tonight’s exciting announcement of the results. Here we go:
Elis Regina, in a duet [as you’ll see] not with Tom Jobim but with a piano. Several people wrote in to mention this one:
A reader in Denmark makes an elegant point about this version:
You already featured the duet between Tom Jobim and Elis. But this version is a live version where the song retains the ‘60s aesthetics so closely tied to Bossa Nova. Personally I don’t think the addition of electric bass and keyboards adds to to Bossa Nova.
An analogy could be the attractiveness of a Don Draper in a black suit and a slim tie—Quintessentially sixties. And when you (come the seventies) add a checkered dressing coat and sideburns, the magic sort of disappears.