You must only say “Alexa, sing a duet with Ed Sheeran” if you wish to listen to Ed and Alexa jam it out to his new song, ‘I Don’t Care’.
Alexa begins by telling the crooner, “Hey Ed, here’s a reminder”, before saying “its time for the party, let’s go!” She then proceeds to sing alternate lines in her robotic drawl, impressively!
It may sound disturbing to hear Alexa, the monotone female voice powering Amazon’s Echo feature, singing lines off the chart topping song for some who believe that she must remain within her capacity of being a smart assistant. The song itself was released in May, featuring Justin Bieber, and not Alexa, thankfully! The video has already been viewed 179 million times within the small two month period since it was released.
Overall, the gimmick hits the mark only halfway, making the song popular, but this dreadfully robotic version a sore spot for listeners everywhere. Our advice? Don’t ask Alexa to fill in where Justin Bieber did a decent job!