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Oh my goodness! What on Earth was with the judges’ decision this week?! ACM Gospel really didn’t deserve to go – they’ve been amazing and consistent throughout, much more so than Ysgol Glanaethwy have.
Mister Greg and I really didn’t warm to Ysgol Glanaethwy’s performance of “Circle of Life” at all, and in fact felt a little embarrassed for them. Therefore we were both hugely surprised with the judges’ comments and ultimate decision!
This week was always going to be a tough one, with all four choirs really deserving to be in the final. I like all of them. I was especially pleased to see that Revelation went straight through this week – they’re now the choir that I would like to see win.
Strong performances from the choirs tonight, although one or two songs weren’t really getting through to me – Only Men Aloud’s “Luck Be A Lady” and Ysgol Glanaethwy’s “Somebody To Love”. Ysgol Glanaethwy don’t seem to be fully understanding that this is a choir based show, and that they cannot continue to raise one member up in front of all of the rest of them. I would love to see them all working together doing proper harmonies, and think that some of their stuff by Adiemus and other classical artists sounds much better. Plus doing a song by the same artist two weeks out of three was a poor choice I thought. I did rather like their bi-lingual song though.
Looking forward to the final next week, I wish that ACM were still in it, and if I’d had to pick my final three, I think that I’d have let Only Men Aloud go this week. Revelation to win!
NB – The BBC’s “Last Choir Standing ” YouTube channel which, once updated by the BBC, will have most of the performances from the week on it is well worth a look; and as always, their official website has a run-down of exactly what went on during the show.