Saturday, August 22, 2015

Battle of the Bands Results - Somebody That I Used to Know

I've been pretty happy with the battles I've been putting together since I decided to join the Battle of the Bands, Bandwagon. Not only have I been getting a lot of responses, I've also been getting a lot of positive feedback. For a while in my blog articles, I didn't feel it. but I can't deny the fact that you like me. Right now you like me. I hope it lasts for a long time, and I won't end up being just somebody that you used to know.

Which reminds me. How did this episode of Battle of the Bands turn out? As you are fully aware, our battle this time around was against Violinists, Fuse vs. Lisa Hannigan. Just about everyone loved Fuse, but felt without the lyrics they were hard-pressed to accept them as their favourite. This was clear in our first round as we see Lisa beat Fuse 2-1. Or 4-2, to be more precise.

But our second round saw Fuse making a come-back. A bare back to be more precise. This time, the violins beat out the vocals. Fuse received three votes and Lisa only two. The total thus far was Fuse 5, and Lisa 6.

Lisa refused to let Fuse come back and take the lead. Our third round was gruelling, and Fuse fought back with everything they had. Those violin bows are nice for poking people you. So despite both contestants giving it everything they had, the result was three votes each. Neither group was giving up. The total after three rounds? Fuse 8, Lisa Hannigan 9.

Our fourth and final round consisted of five more votes being cast, my own included. With Fuse and Lisa each receiving two more votes, I broke the fourth round tie by siding with Fuse. So Fuse received three votes and Lisa received only two. This means the total was....
You guessed it. ANOTHER TIE!!!! Each with 11 votes.


Top Comments

Shady Del Knight - The Lisa Hannigan version gets off to a slow start but I continued to listen and when she unleashed the full glory of her vocal instrument, my eyes rolled back in my head. I think Lisa would sound exactly like Melanie Safka if she ever decided to cover the Woodstock anthem "Lay Down Candles in the Rain." I was totally won over (blown away is more like it) by Lisa's performance and she gets my vote.

Guilie Castillo - Jeff, you always post battles that both make me swoon and bang my head on the wall. I vote for Lisa. (Ouch.) Look, the Fuse version is amazing, and I'd gladly listen to it every day on repeat for -- well, for a long time. But... as musically amazing as they are, as talented as their execution is, this is one of those songs that (for me) hinges on the lyrics. I'm so, so sorry, Fuse.

Michele Truhlik - I miss not hearing the words so my vote is going to Lisa Hannigan.

Birgit –This song cries out for the lyrics so Lisa gets my vote. Yes this was done before but not the same artists I believe so this is great. I like Lisa's voice and the way she put meaning into the song. Fuse is excellent but we need the lyrics:)

Arlee Bird - These are both good versions, but for me the violin trumps the vocal.

CowgirlKate - There's just something so melancholy and emotional that gets me right in the chest when I hear beautifully played violin.

Chrys Fey - I love violins! I also thought it was weird that they were naked.

The Armchair Squid
Ms. Hannigan all the way. She had me from the moment she opened her mouth to sing.

mike spain - Again another eclectic battle of the bands so job well done. My vote goes for Fuse!

Jay Noel - I love both of them. I have to go with Lisa Hannigan, as her voice is so angelic.

farawayeyes - Personally I find this song irritating, it was much less irritating to me as an instrumental. Give my vote to FUSE.


Winners Circle
Since I ended in another tie. I've decided to offer another video from each of the contenders. Feel free to watch at your leisure, if you've enjoyed either band.






Thanks to everyone who stopped by and placed a vote.
Come back again for a new battle 01 September.
Who will you vote for?
What song will I choose?
Which artists will battle it out?
Stay tuned.

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
BOOK LOVER
MIKE'S RAMBLINGS
CURIOUS AS A CATHY
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING
DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS
THE DOGLADY'S DEN
CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE
ANGELS BARK
FAR AWAY SERIES
NOVEL BREWS
QUIET LAUGHTER
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.

14 comments:

  1. Hi, Jeffrey! I was very curious to learn the final vote count in your latest contest. I am astounded to learn that you (and we) pulled off another tie. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised. You picked two evenly matched artists for the competition and I enjoyed both. I suppose we can all celebrate a victory today.

    My mama always told me, "To have friends you need to be a friend." You have proven yourself to be a great friend to me and I will happily keep coming back here to support you. I'm enjoying your battles. I hope you are in the middle of a fine weekend, good buddy, and I'll be seeing you again soon. Take care, Jeffrey!

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    1. Not only did we both orchestrate a tie, we both picked different artists for each battle.
      This seems to be our 'thing'. LOL

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  2. After thinking about it I was planning to vote for the violin one but didn't get back in time. I could've broken the tie! Oh well! :p It is also one of my favorite songs.

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    1. It's like they say, every vote counts.

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  3. A tie is a good thing unless you have to wear it and I'm not big on those kinds of ties.

    Good job of matching up two worthy opponents.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I actually have to wear ties quite frequently.
      I'm still trying to decide if 2 ties in 5 battles is a good thing or not.

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  4. I thought of this contest the other night when I was playing Songpop and "Don't Turn Around" came on. It wasn't Ace of Base! I looked it up and learned Tina Turner recorded that song before Ace of Base did--it sounded completely different.

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    1. Hmmmm, perhaps I'll have to add that song to my list.

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  5. ANOTHER TIE!!!! Your battles are a lot of fun. You always pick two really good contenders. I either really dislike one of them (which is good) or I have trouble picking between the two. I will keep on voting in your battles. :)

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    1. Great to hear Chrys! I hope I can keep up the awesome battles that keep everyone coming back time after time.

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  6. Wow, a tie! I hope to one day achieve a tie. This was a really great battle - thanks for the videos here.

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    1. I've had two ties, and I've only had five battles. So I'm sure you'll have a tie sometime soon.

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  7. Sorry I missed the battle. Being on blog break all month will do that.

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    1. Stop back on 1 September. I'll have another battle. :)

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