Instigator / Pro
Points: 5

Singing Battle

Finished

The voting period has ended

After 4 votes the winner is ...
Lunatic
Debate details
Publication date
Last update
Category
Music
Time for argument
One week
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
10,000
Contender / Con
Points: 28
Description
This is a singing battle. Each round, we will post a video or a music audio of us singing. May the best voice win!
Round 1
Published:
I’m gonna start with Knocking on Heaven’s Door https://link.smule.com/45f1us9Zs2
Published:
Great round 1, virt, awesome song. 


Here is my round 1, Beat saber is for viewer entertainment only, not to be judged as part of the competition. 


Round 2
Published:
Fix You by Coldplay: https://link.smule.com/LypLylCov2
Published:
Feeling good - Michael buble version


Round 3
Published:
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen https://link.smule.com/HLB8hcxmx2
Published:
Build god, then we'll talk-https://link.smule.com/eJl5hncmA2

Round 4
Published:
Published:
Round 5
Published:
Hello by Evanescence  https://link.smule.com/W2i4nvVzF2
Published:
Added:
--> @Virtuoso
smule.com is down for me, is it also down for you?
#37
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I did learn from this debate that I need to listen to more classical to balance out the metal. I kept expecting the melodic piano in "Hello" to break out into a heavy guitar riff.
#36
Added:
--> @Pinkfreud08
Sure
Instigator
#35
Added:
--> @Virtuoso
Can you please remove my CVB?
#34
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--> @sigmaphil
Thanks for the extensive feedback and analysis, wasn't expecting this much feedback! Appreciate it man.
Contender
#33
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--> @sigmaphil
Thank you so much for your vote and analysis!
Instigator
#32
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--> @Virtuoso, @Lunatic
I strongly suggest using Choose Winner in future for this type of "troll debate."
And yes, even as a member of the moderation team I still voice my disagreement with that term being applied to all non-moderated debates.
#31
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--> @sigmaphil
Nope. Vote however you want.
Instigator
#30
Added:
--> @Lunatic, @Virtuoso
Before I submit my vote were there any debate rules that y'all agreed to that were not mentioned in the description?
#29
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--> @Patmos
Thank you!
Instigator
#28
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Thanks for the vote!
Contender
#27
Added:
--> @Patmos
I suppose you can vote however you want
Contender
#26
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--> @Lunatic, @Virtuoso
So how am I supposed to award points? Winner takes all?
#25
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--> @sigmaphil
Debate over. Please vote if you can :)
Instigator
#24
Added:
I might vote on this later
#23
#4
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
I can hardly believe I’m doing this, but my computer needs WiFi to sync my writing before I work on that, and nothing else on my phone is holding my interest...
So giving Lunatic a slight lead.
Firstly, two songs in a row by the same band, is probably not the best showcase of your range.
Playing Beat Saber was a fun move by con, which he probably should have continued; this was kinda matched by pro making a video of his singing... The problem here is of course microphone quality, which I wondered about already when that scratchy noise sometimes entered things.
Of course I genuinely think Lunatic was the better performer in this contest.
Either is of course a better singer than I could hope to be.
#3
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
R1
Pro: Sounded a little nasal, but it was a good song choice and an effective way to use your voice.
Con: I thought the timing seemed rushed on the verse, but the chorus was amazing.
Round 1 goes to...Con!
R2
Pro: Again, great song choice. Excellent use of emotion. Very captivating rendition.
Con: My first instinct was to try to push the fader on the soundboard to turn up your vocals. The volume of your vocals was too low. My second instinct was to pull the fader back in an attempt to combat the distortion. All mixing aside, you again had a good performance.
Round 2 goes to...Pro!
R3
Pro: Your turn to have mixing issues. The verse was much too quiet compared to the chorus. Again putting my inner nerd aside, the chorus was great and emotional, but I think I may have heard a few notes gone awry in the last verse. I'm not certain of it, though.
Con: I didn't care for the song, but it did fit your voice and you had a pretty good performance.
Round 3 goes to...Con!
R4
Pro: Once again, the verse was too quiet. Even so, I'm not judging based on mixing. It was a good song choice, and you used it well.
Con: Depressing lyrics, but a great song for your voice, and you killed it. Also, you finally hit something more my style with the rock, although I'm trying not to vote based on my preferred style of music.
Round 4 goes to...Con!
R5
Pro: Great song choice and good emotion. An excellent performance. Also, the mixing problems seemed to be resolved.
Con: Ditto. Knocked it out of the park.
Round 5 goes to...Con!
Con wins 4-1.
Good job, both of you. You've got good voices and you know how to use them.
#2
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
I am going to vote as Patmos did, the winner takes all. The criteria I will be using to judge will be song choice, voice quality, and performance (not necessarily in order of weight). Since there were five rounds of five songs, I will pick a winner for each round and the one who has the most round wins will win the debate.
I humbly submit my vote...
Round 1
-Pro: This was probably my favorite of your performances in the debate. You have a special gift most singers don't have and that is your voice has a distinctive and emotional quality to it. I felt "Knocking on Heaven’s Door" was a perfect choice for your voice. I'm giving you the edge on song choice and vocal quality.
-Con: I liked the song rendition of "High Hopes", very cool! I'm giving you the edge on performance.
- Vote: Very close call, but I feel Pro edged it out based on Song Choice and vocals. R1 winner is Pro.
Round 2
-Pro: Another great song choice that plays to your distinctive voice. "Fix You" is one of my all time favorite songs. I've actually done a cover of this song on my youtube channel. Let me know if you want a link to it. Again I have to give you the edge on song choice and vocal quality.
-Con: I didn't feel this was your best vocals of the debate. I did enjoy the performance of "Feeling Good!" I love Michael Buble! I again gave you the edge on performance.
-Vote: Pro won this round based mainly on better vocal quality.
Round 3
-Pro: Again I thought you did a good job with song choice for your voice. I did not think your vocals on "Hallelujah" were as good as the first 2 rounds.
-Con: Your song choice was excellent in this round. Played well to your voice. I feel like you nailed it on this performance.
-Vote: Con was clearly the winner in this round. Con won on Song Choice, Vocals, and Performance.
Round 4
-Pro: Another spot on song choice. You really know how to play to your voice. Loved your vocals also. Well done rendition of "My immortal!"
-Con: This type of song, "I'm Not A Vampire" is clearly your wheelhouse! Great job!
-Vote: Man this is so close, but I'm giving the edge to Con on an excellent song choice for his style of vocals. Con wins R4.
Round 5
-Pro: Great song choice as usual. "Hello" is the type of song that leaves no wiggle room on pitch and I felt that you started strong and ended strong, but in the middle you went off a few times. Overall, though, it was a great job.
-Con: "This is Home" was by far your best vocal performance of the debate! You nailed the vocals on this song! Well done!
-Vote: The winner of this round is Con.
Final Vote
-Con won 3 out of 5 battle rounds, so Con is the overall winner of the debate.
Final comments
-Pro started out strong, but Con ended on the high note. If this were an up or down vote on who has the better voice and which songs I liked more based on my own subjective opinion, I would have given Pro the win. Smooth jazz and pop ballads are more my "cup of tea." However, this was a round by round battle based on very different songs and singing styles and looking at the debate objectively I felt Con edged out the wins on some very close battles. Well done to both of you!
#1
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
In my subjective opinion, Lunatic provided a better performance. particularly with his cover of "High Hopes."