covered original recordings by U.S. artists and
voters picked the UK cover they liked more.
PLAY BY PLAY
This was an exciting, dramatic contest that reminded
me of the race in the fable The Tortoise and the Hare.
The Liverbirds jumped out to an early lead, receiving
the first 5 votes in a row. It looked like a blowout
was in the making but, in the hours and days that
followed, Lulu's legions showed up at the polls.
Lulu rallied, chipping away at the Liverbirds'
advantage until she and the L-Birds were
running neck and neck and heading
toward a photo phinish. Did Lulu
manage to overcome that huge
deficit, or was it too little too late?
Don't ask me because I don't know.
Just like you I'm on the edge of my seat
awaiting the official announcement
from Mr. Adrian Monk. :)
DID ANNE'S EARS MATCH SHADY'S?
Going into this round of the BOTB, Anne O'Leary,
host of O'Leary Miniatures, was the only reader friend
whose votes matched mine in all three previous contests.
Did Anne match my vote again? The answer is YES!
Anne voted for Lulu, extending our winning streak
to 4 games! (I assure you that Anne and I do not
compare notes in advance to make sure that our
votes are in sync! :) Can Anne and I make it
five matches in a row? Find out in my next
BOTB when Led Zeppelin takes on
Fez from That '70s Show. :)
Natalie, back to you!
the results of the vote and the
announcement of the winner...
is Mr. Monk.
It would have been so much better if
the battle had ended in a tie... a nice...
equal amount of votes for each artist.
Subconsciously, people who voted for Lulu were voting for the sweet innocence of youth and the safer world that we once knew.
But this final score of 12 to 10... it's... really... not... good. It's... it's... actually... ungood ... that we don't have a tie. I was hoping the vote would end up nice... and even... like 10 to 10... or 20 to 20... or 100 to 100 would have been... so... perfect. Please Shady, it's not too late to make this right. Withdraw your vote and throw out one of the other Lulu votes to make the score 10 to 10. Or maybe Natalie and I could still vote for the Liverbirds and both artists will have an even dozen. Please do the right thing, Shady, so that we can all sleep tonight! And don't get me started about that Burl Ives song!!!