It’s time for the Battle of the Bands Results. The song: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia. The contenders: Reba McEntire vs. Vicki Lawrence. For some reason there seemed to be low voter turnout for this most recent battle but it still ended up being an exciting battle. At first it seemed that Reba was going to run away with the votes but then folks started voting for Vicki Lawrence.
The end result is a tie with Reba getting 7 votes and Vicki getting 7 votes. So I get to be the tie-breaker. That’s always fun!
I like both of these versions and I think Reba did a FANTASTIC job with the cover. However, I was impressed by Vicki Lawrence’s tenacity and sheer determination in her belief in this song to take it to production when no one else seemed to want it. The end result was a #1 hit for Vicki, which I found quite inspiring. And it’s a darn good version! For that reason, I am casting my vote for Vicki Lawrence, making her the winner of this Battle of the Bands.
Thanks to all who participated. Without you, there would be no battles.
See you on July 1st for the next battle. It’s going to be a good one (I think…)