Mas: I'm gonna admit I'm just lukewarm about Madonna but she does have some songs that I like from her. I totally forgot this number but it does brings me back memories of a few years back. Quite a catchy number. Probably you are keeping the classics for later rounds.
Turner: I love this song it is really catchy I am so happy to have the queen of pop on my team
Nat: Oh god, what have I gotten myself into? I'm just really not into this stuff. Is she still making music? This does sound different than her older stuff, but it's really just generic pop noise to me. Not feelin
Jess: I like this one. It's catchy and fun! How is Madonna almost 60? I don't get it. lol
Harley: A pretty weak Madonna song when you compare it to her discography. MDNA was a pretty embarrassing album for her, this song is a good example of her following a trend and for an album that was only released 5 years ago, it sounds very 2007ish. I'm not that impressed but I can't have the queen of pop leave this soon but this might be the worst song of the round.
Mas: I'm kinda surprised Harley decided to steal you among the remaining artistes. This is very country. Not sure I like it that much though.
Turner: this is a pretty good song I really like Cher but I like quite a few artists more but it was good
Nat: Another big female pop singer I'm not into. I'd just like to clarify that I don't think these are bad songs by any means. They're just not for me.
Jess: I am glad that Cher found another team. This was a good song!
Harley: Firstly, I love the fact that Cher and Madonna are in the same game. Truly iconic. Cher, is an incredible pop artist. I am kind of excited for her in this game cause I think she could be a bit of a dark horse. This song to me, proves it. I hate country but this song is just that right element of country meets pop. Come on Cher, let's get sickening.
Mas: She has an interesting voice. This song was just okay for me.
Turner: I knew you would get picked I have to be honest I wasn't feeling this this round it was just ok I know you can do better next time if you make it
Nat: Just realized that most of what's left of this game are female pop singers. I like the ones on my team though. I actually really like Ellie Goulding. Really surprised that I was able to snatch her up. This isn't as catchy as her other songs, but I still enjoyed it okay.
Jess: I really like Ellie's voice and I didn't think I would like this song at first, but it was pretty good.
Harley: llie sounds a bit like a Furby tbh. I'm not her biggest fan, I did really like her earlier stuff. I've also heard from friends that she is a COMPLETE *beep* which kind of taints the image she tries to give out. I honestly, don't know if I know this song or not? It was for Bridget Jones so I am sure it got some heavy airplay over here in the U.K. I kind of like it and I hate myself for that. A pretty solid pop song.
Mas: This is quite an upbeat song and I do kinda like it.
Turner: this song is a lot of fun this song used to play all the time at work great job you did awesome
Nat: I've never been big into Paramore, but I don't dislike them. This is a fun song. I like it. It feels like it drags on too long though. After a while, it sort of plateaus.
Jess: THIS IS MY JAM!!! A great catchy song. I love the part when the Choir joins in. Love this!
Harley: I never really got Paramore. They have this really annoying American vocal soft rock/pop sound that I've never really been a fan of (Green Day, Blink 182, Bowling for Soup etc.) This wasn't super in that vein though, so I could actually listen to it. I like the chorus, her vocals were nice and the music has just the right amount of everything going on.
Mas: This is my first time listening to her and I do like it. She has an interesting voice and this song is good. Looking forward to hear more from her.
Turner: another one of my former team mates I think this was pretty good not jumping out of my chair or anything
Nat: I love my team. I didn't at first, but then I made it awesome. I hope the other judges appreciate this because I think it's rad. It's different from the last song you sent in. It doesn't have that certain quality that I loved so much in the other one, but I still like it anyway. Very pretty song.
Jess: This was just ok to me.
Harley: So, she's probably the least known artist in the line up but I've got a feeling it's not going to hurt her. This is strong. I also checked out your earlier submissions and you was one of my choices for a steal at one point. She's has a good mix of pop meets modern aesthetics. Its good - not the best of the round but it's a refreshing mix. She could be the one to keep an eye on.
Mas: After the surprising combo we had of Gaga and Bennett last season, so we have Gaga alone this season. This is catchy but more in the bottom half of the songs I like from her. This game have shown that not necessarily the biggest names will win the season, depending on the song choices submitted at diff points, Gaga can either make it or not. Will be interested to see the choices in future rounds.
Turner: I love gaga but I never really cared for this song if I were you I would send songs that weren't singles from the fame you have some great material unfortunately this wasn't very good
Nat: Lady Gaga's an interesting one. I don't really listen to her, but some of her songs are actually pretty good. Never heard this one before, I don't think. It's not bad, but gets really repetitive.
Jess: I am soooo dancing right now!!! I love this song!!! I am mad that I never got to steal Gaga. Great song!!!
Harley: It's not really what I had in mind (I may of gone for Judas?) but...it's a good pop song. Way more experimental than the Madonna song that was submitted and I think that is saying something. You may of found a good middle ground between pop and slightly alternative here? Will be interesting to hear the other judges comments because I predict good things from Mother. (Omg this song is really catchy bye - perfect illusion next? I love that song bye.)
Mas: Wow, this feels so nostalgic. I can't deny how good her voice is and this song really brings me a retro feeling.
Turner: you sent beautifully I much appreciate that I have you on my team this song is brilliant
Nat: Obviously Whitney Houston is a legend and I don't want people to think I'm just hating on all these singers because they're not on my team. It's just not what I enjoy. I can appreciate this song though. I always thought she had a great voice.
Jess: Whitney has an AMAZING voice and though this isn't a fave from her, I still like it.
Harley: Right shoot me but I am not the biggest lover of ballads and this is Whitney's staple act. It's one of the reasons I got rid of Mariah. A lot of Whitney's music relies on the chorus. This song is a prime example. The verses are just not...good. The chorus is redeeming and packs the punch big enough to carry the song. So it's not a bad a song. Her vocals are as clear as day.
Mas: MJ is such an icon. Quite a hard-hitting message in this song. And such impactful visuals as well.
Turner: I love mj so much I remember two seasons ago I got so mad at Russ Denton for giving him low scores I wanted to punch him out so badly you can't go wrong with Michael he's a perfectionist
Nat: How can you not like MJ's music? This is a powerful song that touches on issues that are still prominent today. Very good song. I have nothing bad to say.
Jess: Epic song and video!!!
Harley: Actually one of the best MJ songs. Now MJ is imo the biggest threat but you can step wrong pretty easily. I mean I would love to see you moonwalk out of the competition but I'm not one for sabotage. Saying that this song is a solid 10. However there are BIG Michael songs that everyone loves that will get a solid 1 from me. This however is not one of them. Sits somewhere in my top 5 MJ songs.
Mas: Another one of Nat's indie artistes although I prefer the former's song. This was just okay for me.
Turner: this was awful I was bored to death by watching this sorry
Nat: As devastating as it was to lose Kyla, I'm very glad that you're still on my team. Every song I listen to by her, I fall in love with. Damn if this isn't an awesome song.
Jess: I like her voice, but I just couldn't get into the song
Harley: Bat for Lashes are gonna go one way or another - they will either be amazingly reviewed or will fall flat. I actually love this song. Also love this album. It's nice and it's a good choice to compliment the pop artists in this game. You are clever. I see you girl.
Mas: Pink definitely has a good catalog of songs and this song is definitely one of them. Definitely brings back memories of years back and I love this.
Turner: you sent one of my favorites from her so quickly you better be careful and save some of her greats for later but we'll done
Nat: It's been well documented (because someone always sends Pink in games) that I'm not a huge fan. Her songs are hit or miss. The hits are usually like razor leaf on a charizard. Not very effective. Such is the case with this song.
Jess: OMG I remember being so obsessed with this when it first came out. I love it!
Harley: I am super shocked to see this sent in this early. I would be shook if I was you. This is one of her best songs and I predict it will get good scores because it's got a bit of nostalgia in it however sending this soon is a bit insane. I used to love Pink but honestly - her new stuff from Funhouse era onwards just doesn't do it for me.
Mas: Bruce has a good voice and this song does feels different from most of the other songs before, to me. Whether that's a good or bad thing have to be seen when the judges scores it together.
Turner: I am loving you on my team as well he still is making fantastic music you sent a great one I am so proud of you
Nat: Happy that Springsteen is still in the game if not really surprised. This is a fantastic song. One of my favorites from Bruce. Hope you stick around.
Jess: Not a big Bruce Springsteen fan, but I do love this song. I really like the lyrics. Good choice!
Harley: I am just not here for it. Sorry. Bruce isn't really a big thing in the UK (at least not within my generation). I can't really connect with him as an artist. I will admit he has an okay tone in his vocal but it just doesn't do it for me unfortunately. I didn't hate this song as much as I thought I would and it got better over the course of the song. It was more the instruments I couldn't deal with. Soz.
Mas: I have never really heard much of Blur but they do seem like those type of quirky British band. I don't know why they decided to give this for the MV. kinda funny lol. Not a bad song though
Turner: I didn't care for this I don't know why Harley would want this on his team I think it sucks sorry
Nat: Ah yes, dailymotion. Yo dawg, how come so many of my former team were picked up? Am I like a terrible coach? lmao. This song was pretty good. I like it better than most of the songs this round besides the ones on my team. Very cool.
Jess: I like the verses, but I found the chorus very annoying.
Harley: You're probably my odd ball of my team but this is a PRIME example of why I kept you over boreplay. I don't feel like I need to even explain why this is a good song and I am hopeful of the other judges comments. A great song and I love how we are getting a bit more of their recent material. The music is supreme tbh. Sorry about it. Might even be my fave submission from my team.
Mas: I like this song but this might be a little too early? I'm sure Jess would have saved you irregardless but who knows. Guess you playing it safe.
Turner: this was great as well jess seems to have a good team this season the stones are no exception
Nat: Whoa. I thought for sure you'd be saving Paint It Black for the end of the game. I actually love this song. Never get tired of hearing it. Not much more to say than that. Hopefully sending it at this stage wasn't a mistake.
Jess: I love The Rolling Stones and was soooo happy to have them on my team. This song is a classic. One of my faves! Love it!
Harley: Iconic song and I can't mark it any other way. Oooo Jess has got me shook with her team!! I was very close to stealing Rolling Stones but my heart was calling Cher. Flawless pick.
Mas: I am a fan of her but I don't think I've heard this before. I do like she keeps it simple instead of her usual belts. Good choice!
Turner: this was fantastic I love xtina so *beep* much it is so pretty and her vocals were great.
Nat: Not gonna lie. I was totally prepared to be a hater. This is a really good song though. Is it rare for her to sing as softly as she is here? I like it a lot. It's nice.
Jess: Her voice sounds so pretty on this, but the song was just ok.
Harley: Okay. Not gonna lie, when I saw this pick I wasn't sure (I've never heard it) however listening to it. This is amazing. I am truly impressed. Probably the shortest 3minutes ever, it was that pleasant. It has a slight resemblance of Nat King Cole? Idk what it is. I am really impressed. I'm also happy you listened to me about the vocal acrobats. This is COMPLETELY stripped back - I can even hear her mouth opening. It's that clear. Serious respect.
Mas: At first, I thought this was from her concert but guess this is from the movie? Wondering why she behaved that way instead of like a diva lol. Not too bad a song. Guess you keeping some of the rest for later.
Turner: you took a huge risk with sending a song from her disastrous movie glitter but it played off big time this was fantastic very impressed
Nat: My feelings haven't changed. This wasn't terrible though. You could have done a lot worse and this was decent.
Jess: I didn't really care for the song too much, but Mariah sounded amazing.
Harley: This was a bit of an odd pick. I would of played it a lot safer. I quite like the chorus. I honestly don't know this song. It's also not on Spotify which is odd for a Mariah song. Her vocal is as good as ever but I am just not 100% behind this song. It kind of has a Disney feel to it? If you know what I mean? Good luck.
Mas: I love this song! It has such a good beat. But it's too early to send this, I think.
Turner: I don't really care for the killers they are very overrated this song was played to death on the radio It isn't a very good song but it was probably there biggest hit you should have saved this For the finals
Nat: Oh *beep* dude. Kind of wish you saved this one because it's one of my favorite songs of all time. I picked this one to use for a music video I was supposed to make for high school film class. Probably listened to it more than any song. It's perfect as far as I'm concerned.
Jess: You can't help but sing along to this. It is so catchy. I like The Killers and this is a good song from them.
Harley: I feel like we had the Killers on this before and they did pretty good. They're one of those bands you don't realise how many songs they have until you listen to a greatest hits album. This is probably their most iconic song. I can't say I particularly enjoy it though. It's kind of annoying after awhile.
Team Turner: Madonna
Team Jess: I save Paramore...
Team Nat: This was a tough choice and I want to make it clear that I am not picking the artist that I enjoy more, but the artist that I think has the better shot of going further in the game. I know I said that I was going to just push who I liked more regardless of what the other judges thought, but I don't know who I like more. It doesn't seem fair for the other person if I think they have a better chance. I've been back and forth on this decision. I still don't think I'm going to win given the judges, but I am going to go ahead and save Ellie Goulding by a hair. I think she can appeal to more people and Bat for Lashes would probably continue to be underappreciated.
Team Harley: This is a hard decision but I was expecting it to be you two. Compared to Gaga and Xtina you guys are obviously going to have to work harder in this competition.
Cher, you are a pop icon but this game is already so full of female pop icons and I am worried you might pale in comparison.
Blur, this game lacks artists that are like you. However, I can't help but think that is for the reason of the case that the other judges don't really connect with your genre.
I have been going back and fourth but I have chosen to take Blur into the next round. Cher, I wasn't impressed with the comments on your song Nat will have a hard time enjoying you and Turner kind of out right said that he enjoyed others more. I think this game is too saturated with female singers and I can't have three, I need one artist that offers an alternative. If I could turn back time, if I could find away ❤
Blur, I'm kind of risking it going with you but I think you offer more. Please play it 10x safe next round.