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Monday, January 25, 2010

jt and the other dude

MattMorris I am the Other Dude.
(via Twitter)

Justin Timberlake, Matt Morris' 'Hope for Haiti Now' cover of 'Hallelujah'
By Hanh Nguyen | January 22, 2010 7:49 PM

Justin Timberlake, you are the man.

While every performer gave heartfelt performances for the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon Friday (Jan. 22), the former 'N Sync member gave one of the most moving performances of the night.

Alongside Timberlake was a mystery man in a beanie whom some mistook for Dave Grohl or Ray LaMontagne. Some people on Twitter just resorted to calling him "other dude," tweeting things like, "Justin Timberlake, you're making me cry! (You too, other dude)" or "Justin Timberlake, no idea who the other dude is!"

But in fact, that person was Matt Morris, who also has roots in the "Mickey Mouse Club" and is a successful songwriter and musician. He's written stuff for Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson's hit, "Miss Independent."

Check out Justin and Matt singing a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Have a tissue handy.

Were you moved?

Read Matts tumblr post to fans, friends and followers, about the song: Giving credit where credit is due

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