Saturday, August 8, 2015
Battle of the Band Results - Summertime Blues
Another thing that might make a person feel blue, is to lose a competition. In this edition of Battle of the Bands, I fear one of the contestant is going to be feeling blue. But who is it going to be? Here is a little hint from the first round of votes. After the first five votes were compiled, Alan Jackson took an early lead of 5-1. In fact, Alan Jackson took the first four votes.
Round two arrived and again Alan Jackson took charge, scoring four of six votes. It seemed Olivia Newton-John was not fairing well. She was now trailing behind AJ 9-3. But I've seen put up a better fight in future rounds. Was that going to happen this week?
The third round was exciting for me, mostly because I saw some familiar faces stop by I haven't seen in awhile to cast a vote. There was even a friend of mine who surprised me by stopping in to vote. Did any of this help Olivia? Not at all. Another six votes were cast in round three and Alan Jackson walked away with five of the votes.
Our fourth and final round sealed the deal, and really if all votes had gone to Olivia, she would still have lost. But did she get any in the last round of voting? She did, just one. And even being an Olivia Newton-John fan, I had to admit I liked the Alan Jackson (Country) version better. Shhhhh, don't tell anyone I picked the country song.
Olivia Newton-John - 5
Alan Jackson - 19
Between these two, my choice is Alan Jackson. Olivia's voice is too "girly".
Alex J. Cavanaugh
Sorry, Olivia is just too cute. And I do like her version better.
I love Olivia, but not so much on this song. It's just not her.
My vote goes to Alan Jackson--name, twang, and fiddle too.
Stephen T. McCarthy
Aww, JEFFREY, you stole a song from my 'Future BOTB Songs' list. But that's OK, because I was planning on using two different performers, and so I may do that still, somewhere down the road.
I was a huge ONJ fan as a kid and I'd never heard her version of that song before. Her voice has always been so amazing!
I've loved the AJ version since it came out. To be fair, I've loved ONJ since Grease. BUT, I didn't really care for her take on this song. I think maybe the song is just better suited for a male voice. Or maybe an alto voice in a female. So, I gotta give this one to Alan Jackson:)
First vote- goes to the song on the commercial before Jackson's version!
I vote for Olivia Newton John. I've loved her for so long. I saw her perform the week that I Honestly Love You because #1. Alan Jackson is too twangy. I'm not a big country music fan. Olivia has a great voice.
I love this feature! I do hope you'll feature some unknown artists with amazing covers on YouTube. :)
I enjoyed Olivia's version quite a bit, having never heard it, but Alan gets my vote. He's just so much more peppy any fun. Olivia slowed it down a little and it lost something for me.
Alan Jackson is such incredible singer. U are handsome and nice voice.
I've chosen Olivia Newton John. She injects a lively round of brio into her Summer Time blues. - There ain't no cure for the summer times blue, which is so true.
Congratulations to Alan Jackson for winning this edition of Battle of the Bands. As a special thank you to everyone who voted, I present another classic Alan Jackson song. Enjoy!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and placed a vote.
Come back again for a new battle August 15th.
Who will you vote for?
What song will I choose?
Which artists will battle it out?
Don't forget to visit the other participants in the Battle of the Band to see who won their battles.
STMcC PRESENTS 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS'
TOSSING IT OUT
JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE
WOMEN: WE SHALL OVERCOME
YOUR DAILY DOSE
CURIOUS AS A CATHY
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING
DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS
THE DOGLADY'S DEN
CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE
FAR AWAY SERIES
HOLLI'S HOOTS AND HOLLERS
Are you currently in the BOTB and don't see your name in the list above? Let me know in comments and I'll include it.