Welcome back! It’s time to announce results for the Aug. 15th BOTB post
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week.
Firstly, I want to mention how much I love Metallica’s original song. Chills, goosebumps, all of that! (Damn! WHEN is this band coming to Toronto??!) NEVER did I think anybody else could measure up. I’ve heard a few covers and they were all “MEH”. 😛 The two versions presented for this battle were new to me and one of them did the nearly impossible – compare favourably to the original. (This is completely subjective of course. Everyone’s tastes are unique.)
How did the contest progress? Macy got a strong start out of the gate, with Paula slowly catching up. Soon they were neck and neck. Heading into the home stretch, Paula took the lead. Could she sustain it? A few people voted later on…
I just had to give Paula my vote. The beautiful, Flamenco-style guitar – the violins – that incredible contralto voice! Almost as good as Metallica and there were definitely a few goosebumps. That said, the musical intro and guitar solo in Macy’s rendition were both fabulous, but….I felt her voice did not suit the material and found it jarring. Carolyn said something similar. While not a huge fan of Macy’s I don’t dislike her either and that was not a factor in my selection.
AND THE WINNER IS:
By 3 votes.
This was my closest battle to date. So much fun!
Here’s the winner once more, in a live performance:
Don’t forget to check back with the others, for their BOTB results:
Angels Bark / Book Lover / Cherdo On The Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / DC Relief BOTB / Far Away Series / Holli’s Hoots & Hollers / J.A. Scott /Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Novel Brews / Quiet Laughter / Sound of One Hand Typing / StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out / Women: We Shall Overcome / Your Daily Dose
NEXT BATTLE OF THE BANDS WILL BE ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 1. SEE YOU THERE!
Was this the outcome you expected or were you surprised?
Did your favourite win?
Looking forward to your comments!
Until next time.
PAULA FERNANDES ON AMAZON