WELCOME BACK TO BOTB!
It’s time to announce the results of the Nov. 15 showdown.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by 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. (Please note: Effective July 2017, some of us switched to once a month on the 15th. Others may opt to continue with twice a month.) Votes will be tallied and posted the following week.
This was my first battle in three months and it’s good to be back! Nice to see a close one for a change, after all those previous blowouts. So close, in fact, that votes were split right down the middle. Yup; half of you chose Elvis Presley and the other half preferred Michael Bublé. So, that means I have to be the tie-breaker.
Actually, it was a fairly easy choice for me. I love Willie Nelson’s version and my friend sang it in that style as well, so there are lots of memories attached. No question about Elvis having a beautiful voice, but I didn’t love his rendition. Oh, it was good, but he seemed to be on “auto-pilot”, not giving it the emotional depth it deserved. Also, the quicker tempo was a bit jarring. Michael, on the other hand, has a voice that can melt glaciers! Every word was dripping with pathos and the languid arrangement added even more emotion. My heart demands I choose Michael! Here’s the breakdown:
Arlee, Cathy, Cherdo, Clowie, Debbie, Mary, Robin, Stephen
Birgit, Janet, Janie, John, Michele, Mike, Myke
AND THE WINNER IS:
Here’s a stirring live performance:
Don’t forget to check back with the others for their BOTB results:
Angels Bark / Cherdo on the Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / Janie Junebug Righting & Editing / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Sound of One Hand Typing / HOST: StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out /
NEXT BATTLE OF THE BANDS (ON THIS SITE) WILL BE FRI. DEC. 15th. SEE YOU THERE!
Until next time.
♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!
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