Friday, February 21, 2014
BATTLE OF THE BANDS XIV RESULTS
I admit that this probably wasn't my most exciting BOTB. At least if you consider exciting to be one where everyone is holding their breath down to the wire hoping their choice will win. BUT, to all those 'Cassandras' out there; at least it was not a shut-out. HA!
I also admit that at first, I was a little put out over all the predictions about the outcome of my BATTLE, but I did get over that pretty quickly. After all, I do ask for your opinions, and three of you seemed to agree that Satchmo would literally run away with this one. Well, you did call it pretty close.
Edith Piaf did get one vote, and for that I'm glad. although she was not my choice, it is her song. I enjoy some of Edith's compositions but I'm not too crazy about delivery. It's my opinion that she belts everything out as though she's singing a national anthem.
Grace Jones did win one of you over, and got one vote also. Personally not my favorite. Actually, I had no idea that she thought she could sing until I found this video and did a little research on her career. I found it interesting that several of you thought she was pretty good, just not good enough to bet Satchmo. YIKES! I am amused that so many of you referred to Grace's performance as 'cheesy'.
That brings us to Satchmo. He received 13 votes (INCLUDING MINE) and is the clear winner here. He did run away with this Battle, even if he didn't fair so well in other Battles here at my site. Personally, I love the slower arrangement, and that mix of piano and Louis horn is superb. Add in his marvelous voice and you have perfection.
I'm pleased that Louis won, but also glad that it was not a shut out. I brought you three very different versions of the same song and that's my goal. I guess I need to work a little harder to post a really good BATTLE, which in my opinion is, one that is a close race and has us all holding our breath down to the last minute wondering just who will walk away the winner. Come back on the 1st of March and see if I'm able to thrill you!
Aren't you glad I don't have to move to China or Russia or someplace like that? HA!