#BOTB: Robert Burns Battle
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne.
I’m sure that many of us have mumbled or hummed our way through this song at some point in in our lives, but have you really taken the time to think about the lyrics?
The original, as written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788:
And the English translation:
As you may have already guessed, I’ve chosen this song for today’s battle. I was really surprised that it had only been battled twice before - Kim battled it in January 2016 and StMac did a Christmas version in December 2016.
Once again, I’ve got male vs female taking place… and each version is acapella (or as I used to say as a young girl - acapulco style) I believe each brings something a little different to the table, so you’ll want to be sure to listen to each in their entirety before making your decision.
As a reminder for you seasoned readers and to help out those of you who may be new here
Here is how a battle works:
Step One - Listen to each of the contenders. TRY not to be persuaded by the videos
Step Two - Pick the contender that you prefer the most (not just the one with the name you are familiar with) Pick ONLY from the contenders provided in THIS battle.
Step Three - Comment with your selection. The comment section has been set up so that anyone can leave a comment. I do ask that you please include your name, should you use the anonymous feature.
Step Four - Visit Stephen’s blog to check out his battle and for a list of other bloggers that have battles going on. We each have different battles, so please be sure to visit everyone. I'll provide a link below the videos to Stephen's blog for your convenience.
Now that we’ve got the formalities out of the way, let’s get to it!
Contender #1 - Neoni
Neoni (pronounced Neon ee) is a sister duo from Colorado - don’t worry, I hadn’t heard of them until this battle, either.
Contender #2 - Home Free
Home Free is an American a cappella group of five male vocalists, their home state being Minnesota
Now, to repeat myself:
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH AN ARTIST OR A SONG TO KNOW WHICH ONE YOU PREFER. You only need to listen to the videos and choose which one sounds better to you. There are no right or wrong votes, unless you vote for someone not listed as a contender or don’t vote at all.
For those of you who may be interested in joining in our fun - The battles take place twice a month. Once on the 1st, and again on the 15th. Some participants have chosen to participate only once a month - and that’s okay - we’re just happy to have you join us! Your battle can consist of covers of the same song, different songs with the same title, or even a themed type battle. We just want you to join in the fun! Catch the link to Stephen’s blog to join in - all you need to do is drop him a comment on his blog stating you’d like to participate and he’ll add you to the roster of participants.
I’d like to encourage you to visit the other bloggers participating in the battle of the bands blog hop as well. We’ve all put a lot of time and effort into putting together these battles and they are a lot of fun. Each blogger has a different battle taking place. You can find a current list of participants on Stephen’s blog (don't forget you can also request to join the battle of the bands blog hop by simply commenting on his blog that you'd like to join us).
Alright now… Cast your votes for either Neoni or Home Free!
Voting will end on Tuesday, January 6 with results being posted on Wednesday, January 7.