BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)” Results

I think just about everyone knew this was going to happen on my most recent BotB:

Synne Domért – 1

  • Stephen

Connie Talbot – 10

  • Kip
  • Dan
  • Connie
  • Arlee
  • Bluebird
  • Eugi
  • Jack
  • Birgit
  • Max
  • Ally

Stephen, casting the lone vote for Synne, had this to say:

Although I found Synne Domért a bit hard to watch, I definitely preferred her rendition. For one thing, this is a song I have heard 3 billion, 2 hundred and 14.6 times and, frankly, I appreciated Synne singing it with a little uncommon phrasing, rather than the standard, straightforward (dare I say “trite”?) approach utilized by Connie.

And as if that weren’t enough, we also get some really nice harmonica playing on Synne’s version. I really dig the sound of a well-played harmonica (he sounded a bit like Toots), and when was the last time we heard that instrument on a Christmas standard? Maybe never? (Nuttin’ comes to my mind at the moment… or very often anymore, period.)

Anyway, congratulations to Connie, who I will definitely add to my "artists I discovered on YouTube" list, and a pat on the back to Synne, who I really hope continues her singing career and who I’v also added to my "discovered on YouTube" list.

Our next scheduled Battle will be on Saturday, January 1, 2022. See you then!

12 thoughts on “BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)” Results

    1. I liked Synne’s version a lot, actually. Her command of English isn’t so good, and I’m pretty sure a lot of her performance was her singing what she heard but didn’t understand, but she has a good voice, and the song featured a harmonica player, which is always a winner…

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