Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Battle of the Bands Results - Every Breath You Take
First round had me thinking this was another battle where the winner was going to run away with it all. How could I not? Andy Williams took almost all the votes.
First Round Votes for Andy - Alex, Doe Do, Shady and Arlee
First Round Votes for Gloria - Debbie D.
Then came the second round. Would Gloria start to make a come-back? NO!!!! Not a single vote was cast for Gloria. It seems no one liked her upbeat version of the stalker song.
Second Round Votes for Andy - Mary, Dixie, Cathy, Robin & Hilary
But wait! Suddenly Andy started to lose a little steam. His supporters were beginning to wane. Though he received a few more votes, Gloria took the third round. It seems several actually liked the peppier version. Who knew?
Third Round Votes for Andy - John & Cherdo
Third Round Votes for Gloria - Mike, Michele & FAE
It was now the fourth and final round. Once again, Gloria won the set! In fact, she took all but one vote. But was it enough? Could this be the biggest upset in Jeffrey Scott's BOTB history? Unfortunately, no. Even with a final vote from my for Gloria, the battle ended 12-8. At least it wasn't the biggest upset in Jeffrey Scott's BOTB history.
Fourth Round Votes for Andy - Janie
Fourth Round Votes for Gloria - Stephen, ReInVintigedGood, Birgit and Jeffrey Scott
Congratulations to Andy Williams
So, since Andy Williams wins by watching 'Every Breath You Take'
He's returning to sing "Can't Take My Eyes Off You'.
Doe Do - Ohhh, the very best of Andy Williams, I miss hearing his song. Glad this song remind me to breath. I love his song and pretty good voice, it is remind me of Alan Jackson. Anyway I like Andy Williams.
Shady Del Knight - Forgive me for going a little negative on you today, good buddy. This battle required me to choose between two artists I don't particularly like covering a song I don't particularly like by a band that I don't particularly like. It had me bouncing back and forth between the two contestants trying to find something to hang my hat on.
Debbie D. - Andy Williams' version is so bland. At least Gloria's version has some pizzazz and I always enjoy good sax. ☺ Please give my vote to her.
Dixie@dcrelief - I'm voting Andy Williams because I love the saxophone in the middle.
Cathy Kennedy - WOW, you blew out of the water using a Police Every Breath You Take song for two cover artist. I was surprised to see Andy Williams take this song on. It seems so out of character, but like some reflected on thoughts of Pat Boone stepping out of his comfort zone to do heavy metal. That was just crazy. At least Andy Williams didn't go wild man on us, in fact, I liked his cover fine. It's closer to Police's style than Gloria Gaynor.
Michele Truhlik - I thought I was going to vote for Andy Williams on this one but the more I listened to Gloria Gaynor's version, the more I liked it. I really enjoyed the instrumentation and her upbeat take on the song.
Robin - I was surprised to see that Andy Williams covered this song. I had reservations before pressing play. I was surprised. I liked it. He changed it up a bit and the addition of the sax in the middle was very enjoyable. As soon as Gloria Gaynor started I knew this wasn't going to be my cup of tea. The peppy instrumentation combined with her vocals (which somehow seemed way too happy for a song about stalking)... It all just rubbed me wrong. So, my vote goes to Andy Williams on this one.
Stephen T. McCarthy - Ordinarily, I like Andy Williams. I know that's supposed to be un-cool but too bad - I go my own way. However, I don't feel this song really suited him. It wasn't bad at all, but it kind of bored me. But I thought the GLORIA GAYNOR version was terrific. From the super-charged vocals and funky sax to the playful piano, I thought GLORIA's cover was better than Andy's, and better'n the Police original, too.
John Holton - I'm sorry, Gloria Gaynor's version just made me bust out laughing. I've been in a crappy mood all day, so I appreciate the ha-ha's.
Cherdo -SHOCKINGLY, I liked Andy Williams best. To be clear, I never disliked him but when I saw the song, I didn't think he could pull it off. Gloria seemed like a shoe-in, but I really didn't care for her version as much. I love a surprise! That's a great battle.
ReInVintagedGoods - My vote goes to Gloria Gaynor. Her version might not have been better, per se, but Andy's version is just too similar to The Police. He didn't need to necessarily turn the song inside out, but he didn't put enough of his own spin on it, IMO.
Once again, thanks to everyone who stopped by and placed a vote.
Come back again for a new battle March 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.
FAR AWAY SERIES
STMcC PRESENTS 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS'
TOSSING IT OUT
JANIE JUNEBUG RIGHTING AND EDITING
YOUR DAILY DOSE
CURIOUS AS A CATHY
DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS
THE DOGLADY'S DEN
CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING
JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE
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.