Mas: This is a nice number. Very upbeat and catchy.
Turner: I thought last week was way better this one was just ok for me
Nat: I forgot to pause Spotify when I clicked on this video and it was playing Lil Dicky. I was like, wait. This isn't right. Anyway, the song. Like I've said, I've never been into Paramore, but it is way better than a lot of artists in this game. This one in particular isn't bad, but it's kind of generic. I liked it fine though.
Jess: I was obsessed with this when it first came out. I love the lyrics to it and the video is cool too.
Harley: I remember the name of this song or maybe it was the name of the album. But it's I don't remember the actual song and after listening to it again, I can't say I will remember it this time around. I don't get Paramore, I think Hayley (is that her name) is cool but also a bit annoying. The song is just average for me, I preferred the one you sent last round.
Mas: Liking this. Very old-feel feeling to the song.
Turner: you nailed it this was a brilliant pick so proud of you
Nat: This is a cool song. I think Springsteen has better though, like The River, which you sent last round. It's tough deciding when to send certain ones. I think it's good, sure. Nothing special as far as I'm concerned though.
Jess: I didn't like this one at all. Sorry.
Harley: Turner pm'd me after my comments to let me know that Bruce is massive in the U.K. However, I can only see albums have done well and only old people buy them so I stand by my comment that he doesn't click with the younger UK market. I mean look, I don't hate the songs you have sent but I don't particularly like them either. I am just having trouble connecting with him it's just not my genre.
Mas: Ellie always has this unique voice. I do like this catchy number to her. Always leaves me humming.
Turner: this was an improvement from last week I enjoyed it
Nat: I have a hard time gauging whether or not Ellie Goulding is a guilty pleasure or not. Because I think this song is rad and I'm kind of embarrassed to say it. Definitely one of her catchier ones.
Jess: Not the best Ellie song, but it's alright
Harley: This song is just a bit too repetitive for me to enjoy fully but I don't hate it at all. It was over played on radio at the time of release and her PR's really try and tip her as the next British sensation (which she isn't). As I said I would of preferred her earlier stuff and this is still stuck in that Calvin Harris era which just becomes noise. I mean if Nat can stand by this but can't understand Madonna's last song pick then...well you know what I am saying.
Mas: I know you had a hard choice deciding to go with the obvious or not. Haha. This is not too bad a number. It is a little above average so not sure how it will go with the others.
Turner: I am sorry I really didn't like this at all
Nat: Unlike Turner, I absolutely DO NOT think Harley made a mistake in saving you. God help me if I had to listen to another Cher song. I've really liked Blur's songs. Granted not enough to keep you on my team, but I would definitely love to if I could. This is a pretty awesome song. I like it a lot.
Jess: Oh gah, this was awful. Couldn't get into it at all.
Harley: Well let's face it. We are probably not going to get Turners support any time soon because you're a bit to quirky for his pop submerged mind. However the rest of the judges comments are completely up for grabs and that's why I chose you. I've always loved this song, it was featured in my fave guilty pleasure Cruel Intentions. I think you found the middle ground of safe while still holding some of your bigger songs for later.
Mas: A missed opportunity for comparison with Gaga's "Born This Way". Hehe. Nice going back to her older hits. This is quite a good number.
Turner: omg this was perfect pick anybody who doesn't like this is lying I am very proud of you and so glad I kept you
Nat: Still not a fan. Sorry not sorry.
Harley: Thank god Gaga didn't sent Born This Way or we would of been in a bit of trouble. This is a great track by Madge, I prefer it to a lot of her other stuff. However I have a feeling me and you are very different Madonna fans. You seem to be going for the obvious hits - after awhile that's going to get boring.
Mas: Liking this. A catchy number. Kinda reminds me of something Sia would sing.
Turner: this wasn't very good I thought the visuals were nice but the song was *beep*
Nat: I am very happy that you weren't in the bottom two of my team last round. I am digging Laleh with every song that I hear from her. God damn, this is good. It feels large, for lack of a better word.
Jess: This was pretty good. I liked it better than I thought I would.
Harley: I prefer her last song a little more but this wasn't bad it wasn't as 'cool' as the last one. It was a bit more obvious, if you know that I mean. Nothing groundbreaking in either production or vocals but it's not bad. Could almost be a Eurovision entry from somewhere like Sweden.
Mas: I feel like a broken record but there are so many catchy numbers this round. I appreciate you sending not the obvious hits, at least. This is so good though.
Turner: I am so jealous you are not on my team you did great this song is one of my all time favorites
Nat: Not one of MJ's best, I'm afraid. It's fine, but I don't think I would ever listen to it on my own.
Jess: BEST SONG OF THE ROUND! I want to give you a score of 100, but I can't. This is a classic. So catchy and you just can't help but sing and dance along to this. Great choice!
Harley: I'm gonna say the same thing that I said to Madonna. Hit after hit from an artist like MJ is boring. I'm not going to mark you down on this song but if your sending pattern is going to go something like Man in the Mirror, Thriller, Billie Jean, Bad etc. It's a bit safe and basic. With an artist like him you should be branching out into some of his smaller hits. Still WBSS is a great hit and a token to its era. It's also pulled from the best album ever made. However it does get a bit repetitive as the song goes on.
Mas: It's been awhile since I heard this. This is such a good number. Christina's voice is just nice to listen.
Turner: this song brings back so many memories this is one of my favorite xtina songs and I happen to enjoy everything she does great job
Nat: I liked her last song better. This is good and all, but it's not my cup of tea.
Jess: I haven't heard this song in forever. I have always liked this one. Christina has such a beautiful voice and this song is beautiful as well.
Harley: Okay here's the thing, last rounds was a smash because you showed the judges something different but this isn't going to be as greatly reviewed. I think you're a Xtina fan which can be good but it can also be really bad. You might hear things or have a special memory to a certain song that us judges don't have. This is kind of an example. We need to move into second gear but we seem to be stuck a bit in first with this submission. It's not a bad song, but I am worried that the other judges may not connect with this. Please take my advice, I'm not saying it for fun.
Mas: Why the closeup and the lighting in the beginning? LOL. This was an okay number. A good voice but yeah, pretty average.
Turner: I am so glad you picked an upbeat one I think you made a great choice with this song it's,always been a favorite of mine keep up the good work
Nat: Yeahhhhh. Not for me, homie.
Jess: I liked the chorus, but the verses were just ok to me, and kind of forgettable. Whitney has better songs.
Harley: Okay wait, does this songs chorus remind ANYONE of the 90s X-Men cartoon series??? Lol. I've never heard this song, which is cool you're not relaying on hits like Michael Jackson and Madonna. Saying that the song was just an okay for me. Really long and started to sound the same after awhile. I did like the bridge though.
Mas: LOL, I'm gonna be interested to see her the upcoming round's picks since I'm not sure I've heard anything else from them besides their popular songs. This is definitely catchy though
Turner: I don't like this song I never did I think it really sucks.
Nat: Jesus Christ, dude. Why are you sending in their most popular songs at this stage? lmao. I've always loved this song and it's one of my favorites from them. You can't hear the chorus and not sing along. The only OG Team Nat artist left on my team.
Jess: YAS!!! I love this one!! Now it's gonna be stuck in my head for the rest of the night.
Harley: Yo, if I was Nat I would be pissed. Do you know how to play this game? That's two of their better songs sent in the last two rounds. Maybe you're playing it by how it goes. And I did say we always forget how many great songs this band has, so I could be forgetting. Saying that - this is a great song and probably my favourite from them. When I was younger I always thought it was Franz Ferdinand.
Mas: Love some rock and roll. Good number!
Turner: I liked this not one of my favorites this round but it was good
Nat: Very cool song. I like it a lot and this game needs you in it for diversity's sake.
Jess: Another great submission from The Stones. Though this isn't a fave of mine, it's still a good one.
Harley: Idk, it's okay. It's not my favourite from them but it's iconic and rightly so. I kind of expected a bit more but I think you're playing the game and that's what needs to happen. I'm not gonna lie I'm judging these last 5 songs drunk and my comments might be contradicting themselves lol. Anyway, yes, just an okay from me. Nothing amazing from the Stones.
Mas: Old school Gaga! Really brings back memories of those years lol. Forget how catchy this is.
Turner: I regret telling you to pick from the fame this is one of her best songs well done
Nat: I think I've mentioned before that Lady Gaga is hit or miss. This is a hard miss. Hope you stay and bounce back, but I just don't like this at all.
Jess: Loveeeee this one!! It's so catchy and fun. Great way to end the round.
Harley: Ehhhhhhhhh. Maybe we need to ask Mas how many rounds are left in this game. Please refer to my comments that I left Christina. As a coach you have disappointed me and you didn't listen to my advice. If you're planning on saving Just Dance for the later rounds, please don't. You should of sent Just Dance here. This song is good don't get me wrong, I loved it when I was younger but I am a bit worried. Like Mas said, Lady Gaga can go either way in this game and I will support you but this is an odd choice. Step it up. I guess it is a guilty pleasure, and it makes you want to get a bit trashy.