Who the heck is Soko? And how on earth did I not know about something this awesome? Her approach basically boils down to spoken-word with a French accent, and it appears to have proven quite successful in France. Particularly with the track "I'll Kill Her," which tore its way through Denmark, Austria and Australia back in 2007/2008.
Oh, and she's also a French actress.
Frankly, I can't blame Hannes Fischer for wanting to tackle this song.