Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Battle of the Bands Results - I Only Want to be With You
The entire first round went completely to Nicolette Larson. Arlee, Debbie, diedre, and Mary all decided the vocals of Larson were better than the sync sound of Samantha Fox.
The second round was also quickly over. Cathy was the sole vote for Fox this round. Cherdo, eViL pOp TaRt and John sided with the first round majority.
Would the third round provide Samantha a chance to catch up? Alas, no. Another complete string of votes for Larson from Janie, Michele, Shady and Stephen.
Yes, the battle was over quickly. Even with a fourth round draw between the two performing artists, the die had been cast. Two unapologetic votes for Samantha Fox from Dixie & Guilie versus two Nicolette Larson votes from Birgit & mike. It was another landslide victory for this battle's winner.
With a final score of 13-3
Congratulations to Nicolette Larson
Debbie D - That's a real 60's classic. I'm picking Nicolette Larson's version. Samantha Fox's techno-pop style doesn't appeal at all.
Mary Burris - I am a bit surprised at myself as I thought I would be giving my vote to Samantha Fox. but it turns out that I enjoyed Nicolette Larson just a little bit more.
eViL pOp TaRt - Dusty Sproingfield was a real talent - sorely missed! Both Samantha Fox and Nicolette Larson sound good; but I'll give my not to Nicolette. Neither really had to do cheesy covers.
Shady Del Knight -Neither version of the song presented in the contest is what I would call remarkable. Nicolette Larson has a pleasing voice but, at least on this recording, it lacks passion and fire. However, I disliked Brit girl Samantha Fox's version because it was formulaic, run-of-the-mill 80s synthpop, pretty average and ordinary.
Dixie@dcrelief -Both versions are good so this is a tough choice for me. Nicolette Larson is smooth. In fact I like her version better than Dusty's. However ( a formal word for, 'but')... I really liked the speedier version of Samantha. I'm in the minority that likes Disco... (and offer no apology.)
Guilie Castillo - I know I shouldn't, but I'm going with Samantha Fox and her disco sound. Like Dixie, I'm not going to apologize for it—although, as a rule, disco isn't one of my favorite genres, but this one won me over. It may have to do with the fact that the version of this song I know best is a cover by Mexican (well, Puerto-Rican, but he insists he's Mexican) singer Luis Miguel... We just can't get away from the 80's, can we? ;)
Please note: My next battle will be something special. Maybe not the song so much as the..... Well, just stop back on June 15th and you'll find out.
Once again, thanks to everyone who stopped by and placed a vote.
Come back again for a new battle June 1st
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 (We miss your battles!)
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
eViL pOp TaRt
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.