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  1. 1. Which rendition was better



Ronk
1 hour ago, GreatestThing said:

They are both incredible, her vocals and performance fit the respective event perfectly

This.  I can't choose because they were both amazing.

I live in an alternate universe.

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G U C C I

To me both versions are amazing and I love that they are so different. The 2016 one is better vocally but I chose 2021 because of how gorgeous she looked and the emotion she was able to convey while singing it. 

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Killa

2021 for the look the other was very musical and well interpreted. 

Unfortunatelty if she would nail in 2021 shed have to bore you in a way. Singing with the band in such conditions where theres no comunication is extremely difficult. Rythm is the most important thing, you must be a metronome. 

She was very smart bringing the pianist. And ofc the pressure for inauguration is even higher. Tho the other had her reputation on the line

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CannaeDrive

2021 for the moment, emotion and the meaning of that special performance.

Algorithm, the beat.

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littlepotter
22 minutes ago, MOT said:

I wouldn't disagree with any of that, and I hadn't thought about the possible meaning of splitting land, I wouldnt put that past her, but in deciding on the arrangement I presume you also have to factor in what you think you're capable of, or what rehearsals tell you you're capable of.

I think it's technically easier for her to have continued on the same tempo as the previous line. Her slowing it down makes it harder. It's a lot easier to belt out a high note at the end of a line rather than just belt straight out of silence like she did with "there" because it's harder to get it directly on pitch (and that's why she was a bit shaky there). So it's definitely a choice for emphasis imo

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MOT
1 minute ago, littlepotter said:

I think it's technically easier for her to have continued on the same tempo as the previous line. Her slowing it down makes it harder. It's a lot easier to belt out a high note at the end of a line rather than just belt straight out of silence like she did with "there" because it's harder to get it directly on pitch (and that's why she was a bit shaky there). So it's definitely a choice for emopasis imo

Thanks. That's exactly the sort of stuff that I don't know.

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L E O

2016, but the 2021 outfit >>>

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artd0me
2 hours ago, gypsy101 said:

wdym? lots of big singers have sang this song (whitney houston comes to mind)

Well, I never had the urge to listen to it, I’m not American. So if Gaga had never sung it, I probably wouldn’t have heard it so far 🤷🏼‍♂️

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gypsy101
Just now, artd0me said:

Well, I never had the urge to listen to it, I’m not American. So if Gaga had never sung it, I probably wouldn’t have heard it so far 🤷🏼‍♂️

wow that's sad, it's a pretty good song imo

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MotherOfPuppies

Gaga is even competing against herself. :fatcat:

 

I loved both performances so much... outfit-wise I loved 2021 a lot more and there was even more emotions... vocally I thought both performances were absolutely great.... so I'm gonna go with 2021

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I have to laugh.

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Rebel

There's a key change in 2016 that sounds close to Whitney. It was perfect.

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JusKeepBreathin

2021 was over sung and shakey.

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." -Martin Luther King Jr.

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Amphetamine
32 minutes ago, gypsy101 said:

wow that's sad, it's a pretty good song imo

It is a beautiful song, but I wouldn't say it's "sad" that someone from a different country doesn't regularly listen to different renditions of our national anthem lol. Do you ever listen to Germany's national anthem? (where I'm assuming the user is from based on his instagram) 

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Amphetamine

OT: both were beautiful but I preferred the pacing of the super bowl version. The inauguration version seemed a bit rushed at moments, but in terms of appearance I liked what she was wearing better at the inauguration. 

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