So sorry guys, I totally forgot about this thread as it got sent to the bottom and I usually only check the recent threads. My apologies!
Here's my entry.
Awesome, you nailed the notes and I like how you added the alternate little run at the end! Nice work.
Here's mine. I couldn't get the timing quite right because the orchestral version is slower and a bit different, but I actually thought it kind of worked, giving it more of a free kind of flow. I dunno, see what you guys think.
Great!! You sound especially good on the high notes ("survive" and "alive"), and your tone sounds very pleasing with the instrumental.
I assume these will be the only 2 submissions, so I will judge the winner based on these two.
After listening to both a few times, both of these were really great and my decision is RAZOR thin between both. It was extremely hard to choose, but here is a little breakdown:
Ad134's submission was perfectly on pitch, with none of the notes being sharp or flat. Great conviction in his voice. He also gets some points for originality, with the little note run at the very end.
TheGreatPretender had a few pitch problems (ex: on "kept her" toward the end), BUT his tone sounded wonderful with the instrumental and the more drawn-out notes ("way to survive" and "alive") sounded buttery smooth.
In the end, I went with...
Despite any pitch or timing issues, I just found his submission SLIGHTLY more pleasing to listen to. This is not taking anything away from Ad134, who absolutely nailed every note and has an awesome sounding voice. I'm sure that if 100 people judged this, it would be split 50/50 in the end based on personal preferences.
Congrats again to TGP, and I'm looking forward to your choice for the next line!