February Battle of the Bands Results
Well, Well, Well… lookie here! It’s time to reveal the winner of the February Battle of the Bands.
February Battle was between Alannah Myles and Robin Lee. The song Black Velvet was written for Alannah Myles. She recorded a demo and sent it off to the producers. For some reason, the producers decided to give the song to Robin Lee.
Robin Lee recorded the song, and it was promoted on country music stations. Not happy about this, Alannah Myles decided to record the song (aside from the original demo) and the record producers promoted it on pop and rock music stations. All of this took place two months after Robin Lee released her version. To add insult to injury (?) Alannah made a video for the song, and Robin decided she needed to do the same, making her video using the same scenes as Alannah did.
So how did this battle play out for us this month? Let’s see:
Dave, Debbie D, Arlee, Stephen
Cathy, Birgit, John, The Cute One
Uh oh.. We have a tie! Guess that means I need to weigh in with a vote.
Given what I know about the background of the song, and it feels almost as though Robin Lee is trying to take something from Alannah, I’m voting for the most familiar version, which is also the underdog in the story of the song. My vote goes to Alannah.
So what else has Alannah done? A quick look on YouTube shows she’s done quite a bit. When I sort by most view counts, after wading through several videos of Black Velvet, this is the 2nd most popular video of hers:
I do hope that you will come back and vote in my March Battle of the Bands. Bring your friends :)
Looking for the Monday’s Music Moves me post? You can find it HERE. In that post I’m sharing an artist that is relatively new to me. Be sure to check it out!