My mind is blown. Kris Allen did a cover of The Swell Season's "Falling Slowly" on American Idol, and while on tour, he has been doing a (brilliant) Falling Slowly/With Or Without You mashup. Now The Swell Season is covering Kris Allen's cover of their song. Oh. My. God. This is amazing.
In this video, Glen Hansard explains to the audience that he "saw a guy on YouTube singing Falling Slowly, and he sang it at the end. I thought it was clever, so I'm copying him. He was the dude who won American Idol ... Seems like a nice guy."