View Poll Results: Round One - Group One

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  • Temporary Home ACMs

    15 34.88%
  • Remember When Opry

    10 23.26%
  • Walk This Way/Undo It ACMs

    9 20.93%
  • Paradise City CMA Music Fest

    18 41.86%
  • How Great Thou Art GNO special

    33 76.74%
  • I Know You Won't PCAs

    7 16.28%
  • 2013 CMA medley

    22 51.16%
  • Good Girl PS22

    7 16.28%
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Thread: Live Performance Elimination - Round One, Group One

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    Live Performance Elimination - Round One, Group One

    countrymusicfan15 and I decided that I would take over this game and do it as a tournament. I tried to make the pairs even in terms of tempo or style as much as possible.

    Here is how this will work:

    I've posted a poll with round one, group one. I've decided to divide this first round into a few groups because the board won't allow a poll with 34 options haha. I'll post the match-ups below and you will vote for one out of each match in the poll. I will keep track of which songs win each match, and when we've worked our way through all the first round songs, we'll start round two with the winners from round one. We will keep working our way through the rounds until we have our final showdown and the ultimate winner. Please pay attention to the matches when voting.

    You have until Monday night at 9pm EST to vote on this round.

    Round One, Group One:

    Temporary Home (ACMs) vs. Remember When (Opry)

    Walk This Way/Undo It (ACMs) vs Paradise City (CMA Music Fest)

    How Great Thou Art (GNO special) vs I Know You Won't (PCAs)

    2013 CMA medley vs Good Girl (PS22 Chorus)
    Last edited by supercarriefan; 11-16-2013 at 01:29 PM.

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    Oh, shoot, I didn't pay attention to the matches.

    I guess I can put my votes here?

    1. Remember When
    2. Paradise City
    3. How Great Thou Art
    4. PS22

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    I'm surprised there aren't more votes for the PS22 so far. I think the CMA 2013 Medley is so recent, it's clouding judgement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrieflattsfan View Post
    Oh, shoot, I didn't pay attention to the matches.

    I guess I can put my votes here?

    1. Remember When
    2. Paradise City
    3. How Great Thou Art
    4. PS22
    I'll still count your votes, Karly haha. I expect a few people to do the same thing you did.
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    Sorry to be dense, but I'm not sure how this works. There are four pairs, and one poll. Does that mean we vote four times in the poll (sending four checked buttons when we click submit)? Or do we watch each pair in turn, comment on our favourites, and then check one button to submit a vote for one overall best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farawayhills View Post
    Sorry to be dense, but I'm not sure how this works. There are four pairs, and one poll. Does that mean we vote four times in the poll (sending four checked buttons when we click submit)? Or do we watch each pair in turn, comment on our favourites, and then check one button to submit a vote for one overall best?
    You vote for one song in each pair.

    Temporary Home (ACMs) vs. Remember When (Opry)

    Walk This Way/Undo It (ACMs) vs Paradise City (CMA Music Fest)

    How Great Thou Art (GNO special) vs I Know You Won't (PCAs)

    2013 CMA medley vs Good Girl (PS22 Chorus)

    Hope this helped answer your question.
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    Gosh could you have made those match ups any harder to choose between? lol!

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    I guess I got confused to. I may have to vote again.

    btw, honorable mention: Prayin for Time - Idol Gives Back. (one of my alltimes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgbrinker View Post
    I'm surprised there aren't more votes for the PS22 so far. I think the CMA 2013 Medley is so recent, it's clouding judgement!
    The Medley at CMAs 2013 blow away the PS22 performance!! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by opry051008 View Post
    Gosh could you have made those match ups any harder to choose between? lol!
    They are tough haha. Carrie has given so many awesome live performances. The choices in the next round don't get any easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by pklongbeach View Post
    I guess I got confused to. I may have to vote again.

    btw, honorable mention: Prayin for Time - Idol Gives Back. (one of my alltimes)
    You might be interested in Round Two, Patrick. Praying for Time will be facing off against another very moving performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercarriefan View Post
    They are tough haha. Carrie has given so many awesome live performances. The choices in the next round don't get any easier.



    You might be interested in Round Two, Patrick. Praying for Time will be facing off against another very moving performance.
    Could it be I'll Stand By You?! :-D

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    The first pairing is the easiest for me to decide. As I suggested in the earlier thread, I find the ACM performance too theatrical and polished for my personal tate, rather detracting from the impact of the song (which is well written, and which I feel would benefit from a more intimate and stripped down delivery). I much prefer the Remember When performance, which relies less on effects, and which beings out the raw cry which, for me, is one of the best features of Carrie's voice.

    The second pairing is close. In both of them Carrie shows her strong natural feel for a Rock vocal, and is very lively and committed (as often, completely contradicting the complaint from some detractors that she's too static a singer). The strong stage interaction that she shows with Steven Tyler makes that a good duet, accompanied by some great expressions and movements to support the vocal - but the Paradise City performance is completely down to Carrie, and she pulls that off with great energy and a searing vocal, that few other current female performers seem likely to attempt. Carrie also gets bonus points for singing the verses in full, with their emphasis on urban problems - something that can be easily lost in the impact of the song's repetitive choruses. I give that one to PC.

    The third pairing is the most difficult to decide, since both performances are Carrie classics, illustrating why she's the unparalleled top live interpreter of emotional lyrics today. It hurts me to put IKYW second, for I love the way she builds this song from a vulnerable explanatory start to an achingly emotional finish of mixed desperation and resignation. However I'm giving my vote there to HGTA, for its remarkable and thoroughly committed mix of vocal excellence and personal faith

    Aside - those of you interested in the history of female Country performance might like to compare the version regarded as the established classic, by Hall of Famer, Connie Smith. I think Carrie has taken up the torch for this generation in a thoroughly commendable way, establishing herself as a truly worthy bearer of the legacy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAyXxEJaKgE

    Finally, we come to the unusual fourth pairing, which pits a medley of parts of four songs against a performance which Carrie shares with a remarkable school chorus (who actually sing here at least as much, if not more, than Carrie does herself). Unlike many, who've said that the CMA medley ranks among their favourite Carrie performances, I didn't really find it among her most memorable - probably because the circumstances didn't allow her to develop any of the songs through the full range of music, changes and emotional variation that they would have offered on their own. This was particularly noticeable for me in Good Girl, which I regard as Carrie's best piece of songwriting to date, and also one of her most interesting vocals - remarkable for the many musical changes it introduces, and for it's wonderful roaring final third. Hence, although the children do much of the singing, I'm giving my vote to the PS22 performance, partly because it brings out more of the changes in mood, and partly because it shows a side of Carrie that is featured more rarely - her ability to interact with other singers, and adapt her performance to suit a more unusual, and less "star" focused setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countrymusicfan15 View Post
    Could it be I'll Stand By You?! :-D
    Nope haha.

    Only another 20 minutes or so to vote on this round. I'm hoping to get group two posted tonight!
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    Thanks for this thread, supercarriefan & countrymusicfan15 - it's interesting to focus on the live performances, separately from the albums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farawayhills View Post
    TThe third pairing is the most difficult to decide, since both performances are Carrie classics, illustrating why she's the unparalleled top live interpreter of emotional lyrics today. It hurts me to put IKYW second, for I love the way she builds this song from a vulnerable explanatory start to an achingly emotional finish of mixed desperation and resignation.
    My wish for you farawayhills, is to one day see Carrie perform IKYW live in person. It's one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had at a concert.
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