Is it just me, or does it seem to anyone else that 2014 is speeding faster than a bullet train out of Tokyo, toward 2015! YIKES! I can hardly keep up.
At least I’m pretty well prepared for Christmas. The presents are all purchased, but not wrapped. I’ve decorated the house, but not put the tree up yet. I still need to bake, but the Christmas parties have already started and I’m definitely feeling in the mood for some Christmas cheer.
Anyway…here’s a little something for you to listen to while I get on with the business of BOTB RESULTS. Pay special attention to the names of the Reindeer.
YIKES! I think I’ve been to that party…in another life.
OK, enough of this nonsense, let’s get on with the Results from BATTLE OF THE BANDS CHRISTMAS EDITION 2014.
First, let me say that, in my opinion, there could be no wrong vote here. I really like both of the versions that I posted. All week long I kept vacillating about my vote, but I have finally decided. Although I think the ‘vocal acrobatics’ of Pentatonix are super, I have to give my vote to the sincere mellow voice of CeeLo Green.
I found it interesting that some of you who voted for Pentatonix, have, in the past, called out other artists for what you called ‘vocal acrobatics’ and yet when it’s done as an a Capella arrangement, you folks are all over it. Not necessarily a criticism, just an observation and something to think about. At any rate, I did like the Pentatonix version. These people are amazing and I highly admire the sounds they can produce simply using their voices.
I admit that I was pretty shocked to hear CeeLo’s version. This is quite a departure from what he is most famous for, but I thought he pulled it off quite well. In this number I like the simplicity of the one voice.
In the end, my vote wasn’t enough to give this one to CeeLo and Pentatonix did win by quite a large margin, but for my money, CeeLo had a respectable showing.
Pentatonix 13 votes
CeeLo Green 7 votes (including mine)
I want to thank each and every one of you for coming by and voting in this BATTLE. Nineteen voters may even be an all-time record. I’ll be back on the 15th of December with another Christmas Edition of Battle of the Bands. See ya then and please remember during this hectic time of year remember the ‘Reason for the Season’ and take some time for yourself to find the peace meant to be a part of our lives.