Well, consider it this way: I think it’s a very respectful tribute to the original. Yes, it’s for a different audience – but it may lead people _back_ to the original who otherwise might not have ever heard it before and it strikes me that they took the making of this cover with all the respect the original deserves.
It doesn’t replace the original – nothing can – but I guess having been exposed to remixes and covers regularly for a long time now, I judge the quality of remixes based on how respectfully they treat the original by giving it as much quality as is possible within the genre they’re working within.
In the genre he’s in, as a ballad form, it’s as good as is possible. I mean it’s not in the original genre, yet it translates well. Anyway, just my opinion here smile emoticon