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November 4th, 2013
Olly Murs recently released a new music video for his single Hand on Heart, but within seconds of watching the video, we noticed something — this is exactly like Robbie Williams’ music video for Angels!
Of course Murs knew that; Hand on Heart is actually a shot-by-shot remake of Angels and even includes a cameo from the British pop star. “Imitation is the highest form of flattery,” Williams said about the video in an interview with The Mirror. “I am easily flattered, and I love Olly.”
But is this video a metaphor for Williams passing the torch on to the next big British pop sensation? Watch the video below first and then see our side-by-side comparison and thoughts:
For comparison, here’s Robbie Williams’ music video for Angels:
To start off, I mean, I guess they have similar names. Olly, Robbie…they rhyme!
Olly got his start on reality TV show The X Factor, Robbie was a vocal coach on reality TV show Popstars: Girls Forever.
Robbie was in boy band Take That, Olly opened for boy band One Direction on tour.
Olly Murs has released three albums, Robbie Williams has ten.
Olly Murs has four BRIT Awards, Robbie Williams has 17.
Sure, Olly is nowhere near Robbie’s success, but it looks like he might be on his way, successfully putting him in contention of carrying Robbie’s torch!
So in my opinion, I guess Olly Murs is the new Robbie Williams!
I’m totally okay with this, though. If Robbie is then I am.