The Instigator
ESocialBookworm
Pro (for)
Losing
7 Points
The Contender
ElCorazonAma
Con (against)
Winning
13 Points

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ElCorazonAma
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/3/2014 Category: Music
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ESocialBookworm

Pro







Preface

Now that I've figured out how to use youtube and google hangouts on air, I can record songs, so why not?


Structure

R1. Acceptance
R2. Post a link to your first recorded cover and the lyrics
R3. Post a link to your second recorded cover and the lyrics
R4. Post a link to your third recorded cover and the lyrics


Rules


1. No forfeits
2. Any citations or foot/endnotes must be provided in the text of the debate
3. Maintain a civil and decorous atmosphere and obey the site's TOS
4. Violation of any of these rules or of any of the R1 set-up merits a loss


Thanks...

...for accepting this debate! I'm definitely looking forward to it, and I'm sure this topic will be very entertaining, lol.






Debate Round No. 1
ESocialBookworm

Pro

I chose to do one of my favourite jazz songs: Cry Me a River, by Ella Fitzgerald. (I apologize for the coughing in the background coming to the end. That's my sister.)






Cry Me a River,
Ella Fitzgerald

Now you say you're lonely
You cried the long night through
Well, you can cry me a river, cry me a river
I cried a river over you

Now you say you're sorry
For being so untrue
Well, you can cry me a river, cry me a river
I cried, a river over you

You drove me, nearly drove me, out of my head
While you never shed a tear
Remember, I remember, all that you said
You told me love was too plebeian
Told me you were through with me and

Now you say, you say you love me
Well, just to prove that you do
Come on and cry me a river, cry me a river
'Cause I cried a river over you

You drove me, nearly out of my head
While you never shed a tear
Remember, remember, all that you said
Told me love was too plebeian
Told me you were through with me and

Now, now you say you love me
Well, just to prove you do
Come on and cry, cry, cry me a river, cry me a river
'Cause I cried a river over you

If my pillow could talk, imagine what it would have said
Could it be a river of tears I cried in bed?
So you can cry me a river
Daddy, go ahead and cry that river
'Cause I cried, how I cried a river over you
How I cried a river over you

Source for song:
http://www.metrolyrics.com...

ElCorazonAma

Con

http://www.smule.com...

Dreaming of You

Late at night when all the world is sleeping
I stay up and think of you
And I wish on a star that somewhere you are
Thinking of me too

Cause I'm dreaming of you tonight
Till tomorrow I'll be holding you tight
And there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be
Than here in my room dreaming about you and me

Wonder if you ever see me
And I wonder if you know I'm there
If you looked in my eyes
Would you see what's inside
Would you even care?

I just wanna hold you close
But so far all I have are dreams of you
So I wait for the day (wait for the day)
And the courage to say how much I love you
Yes I do!

I'll be dreaming of you tonight
Till tomorrow I'll be holding you tight
And there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be
Than here in my room dreaming about you and me

(Coraz"n)
I can't stop dreaming of you
(No puedo dejar de pensar en ti)
I can't stop dreaming
(C"mo te necesito)
I can't stop dreaming of you
(Mi amor, c"mo te extra"o)

Late at night when all the world is sleeping
I stay up and think of you
And I still can't believe
That you came up to me and said I love you
I love you too!

Now I'm dreaming with you tonight
Till tomorrow and for all of my life
And there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be
Than here in my room dreaming with you endlessly
With you tonight
And there's nowhere in the world where I'd rather be
Than here in my room I'll be dreaming
With you tonight
(In my sleep)

Source
http://www.azlyrics.com...
Debate Round No. 2
ESocialBookworm

Pro

For this round, I chose a song very dear to my heart. My mum used to sing this for me a lot to help me fall asleep when I was younger. Tessane (winner of The Voice) also did a cover of it.


Bridge Over Troubled Water
Paul Simon

When you're weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I'm on your side

When times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you're down and out
When you're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you

I'll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
When need a friend
I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

Source:
http://www.lyricsfreak.com...




ElCorazonAma

Con

Good job to both of your rounds, Annie! Beautiful!
http://youtu.be...

I decided to give something short and sweet and even give the translation.
It's one of my favorites! (Done in jut the first verses of the song and in shorter time)

O Come O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O Ven O Ven Immanuel
By: Jaci Velasquez

Oh Ven, Oh Ven, Emmanuel.
Rescata del mal a Israel.
El vive en un exilio triste.
Desde el dia que tu te fuiste.
Oyen su voz, Emmanuel.
Aqui te espera Israel.

Sources
http://m.carols.org.uk...
http://www.metrolyrics.com...
Debate Round No. 3
ESocialBookworm

Pro

I apologize for my mic again... I think it needs to be replaced...
This song is dedicated to Marie, because she's a great fun and I love her a lot.

Por ti volare
Andrea Bocelli

Cuando vivo solo
sueño un horizonte
falto de palabras.
En la sombra y entre luces
todo es negro para mi mirada
Si tú no estás junto a mí... Aquí.

Tú,
en tu mundo
separado del mío por un abismo.
Oye,
llámame
yo volaré
a tu mundo lejano.

Por ti volaré
espera que llegaré
mi fin de trayecto eres tú
para vivirlo los dos.

Por ti volaré
por cielos y mares
hasta tu amor.
Abriendo los ojos por fin
contigo viviré.

Cuando estás lejana
sueño un horizonte
falto de palabras.
Y yo sé que siempre estas ahí, ahí.
una luna hecha para mí,
siempre iluminada para mí,
por mí, por mí, por mí...

Por ti volaré
espera que llegaré
mi fin de trayecto eres tú
contigo yo viviré.

Por ti volaré
por cielos y mares
hasta tu amor.
Abriendo los ojos por fin
contigo yo viviré.

Por ti volaré
por cielos y mares
hasta tu amor.
Abriendo los ojos por fin
contigo yo viviré.

Por ti volaré...

Volaré.

Translation:
https://www.youtube.com...
Source:
http://www.metrolyrics.com...


Thanks for doing this with me Marie. <3

I'll definitely do this again with you, when I get a proper way to record, (and better mic.)
ElCorazonAma

Con

I know Annie, you dedicated a song for me, but I'm hurting a lot right now and wanted to dedicate this song to my sister who I haven't seen in 4yrs and it's really painful. I literally gave it my all.

http://youtu.be...

Hurt
By Christina aguillera

Seems like it was yesterday when I saw your face
You told me how proud you were but I walked away
If only I knew what I know today
Ooh ooh

I would hold you in my arms
I would take the pain away
Thank you for all you've done
Forgive all your mistakes.

There's nothing I wouldn't do
To hear your voice again.
Sometimes I wanna call you but I know you won't be there

Oh, I'm sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn't do
And I've hurt myself by hurting you

Some days I feel broke inside but I won't admit
Sometimes I just wanna hide 'cause it's you I miss
And it's so hard to say goodbye when it comes to this, ooh, whoa

Would you tell me I was wrong?
Would you help me understand?
Are you looking down upon me?
Are you proud of who I am?

There's nothing I wouldn't do
To have just one more chance
To look into your eyes and see you looking back

Oh, I'm sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn't do
And I've hurt myself, oh, oh, oh.

If I had just one more day
I would tell you how much that I've missed you since you've been away

Oh, it's dangerous
It's so out of line
To try and turn back time

I'm sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn't do
And I've hurt myself by hurting you

Source:
http://www.azlyrics.com...
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by philochristos 1 year ago
philochristos
Well, that was an interesting take on "Bridge over troubled waters." Sounds kinda jazzy.
Posted by Blade-of-Truth 1 year ago
Blade-of-Truth
RFD: I'd like to start by saying that you both have beautiful voices, and I really enjoyed listening to your songs. Since there are 3 rounds of songs, I'm gonna do this on a 2 point per round basis. In the event of a tie I'll award the 7th point to break it. I find this to be the most effective voting standard on debates such as this where each round is truly unique from the next.
Round 2: Con.
This was a nice opening round, and both song choices were songs I really like irl, lol. I believe that Con stood out in this round though due to the clarity and ability to carry high arcs while transitioning into low ranges well. Pro did a good job as well, but the sound quality wasn't as crisp, thus her voice was a little less clear. I also didn't hear as much range from Pro. She carried a nice jazzy tone throughout, but the highs/lows captured by Con somewhat surpassed the mellow nature of Pro's.
Round 3: Tie.
Another round with great song choices! This was a difficult round because both of you shined for different reasons. Con continued to deliver that crisp sound with a solid range and ability to carry notes. On the other hand, Pro really shined by carrying the highs, and I really enjoyed the soulful tone of her voice. So, this round is a tie since both did excellent in their own right.
Round 4: Con.
Unfortunately, Pro's sound was really choppy, and while the parts I could hear were great - it's the choppy parts that cost this round for her. I can't adequately say if she hit all those notes accurately because some of it wasn't heard clearly. For Con, her song had a crisp delivery once again. I felt like while Pro had a larger range, Con perfectly captured the vocal elements nicely. For that reason, I award Con this round.

In total, Con wins 2 - 1. In reality though, you both have beautiful voices and it'd be great if you two did this again sometime when Pro has access to better recording equipment. Thanks for doing this y'all!
Posted by PetersSmith 1 year ago
PetersSmith
I think I fell in love with your voice.
Posted by ESocialBookworm 1 year ago
ESocialBookworm
I'll post this by tonight...
Posted by ESocialBookworm 2 years ago
ESocialBookworm
Hmm... I have an idea...

Should I?
Posted by AngelofDeath 2 years ago
AngelofDeath
THIS IS AMAZINGnac
Posted by ElCorazonAma 2 years ago
ElCorazonAma
If it comes out good I'll use it for my next round lol.
Posted by ElCorazonAma 2 years ago
ElCorazonAma
I'm gonna try something for the first time and see how it comes out lol.
Posted by ESocialBookworm 2 years ago
ESocialBookworm
yeaaahh what marie said
Posted by ElCorazonAma 2 years ago
ElCorazonAma
LOL sily kid
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Vote Placed by Eli01 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I am confused about the debate. But I liked PRO's songs better.
Vote Placed by Benjamin_Manus 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: It's sort of confusing, these types of debates are. But I like side opposition/negative's songs better XD
Vote Placed by kawaii_crazy 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I think both of you sang VERY well. The one that won me over though was Marie's cover to O come, O come/O ven, O ven Emmanuel. Beautiful. Again, I loved both your voices, but that cover to one of my most favorite songs was just beautiful. Well done Marie. :)
Vote Placed by 9spaceking 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Bookie was tough competition, but hey, Marie is Marie! The latter was more clear and had better vocals so she wins. Just a suggestion: Don't try to sing a power man song. You don't have the vocal backings for such a risky move. You're better off to sticking with Let it Go or Skyscraper. As a side note, only the Beast Slayer and Tyler can win her in a singing competition; and the latter had to use 2 duplicates of himself!
Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: RFD in comments.
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Reasons for voting decision: Both were good, but Pro's singing was a bit too nasally for my taste. Con was clearer and more resonant with her voice, and therefore my vote goes to Con