Voice Season 13 – My Favorites

Voice season 13 concluded recently, and I wasn’t too happy with the outcome. But this posting isn’t bout bitching bout the results. What I would like to write about is my two favorites from the show.

Moriah Formica

Firstly, Moriah Formica. This pint size powerhouse is just amazing, she’s the old school rocker, something which we don’t have much of nowadays. Sadly, she didn’t even make it to the top 12 (damn you Miley), but I believe that she was still better than most of the selected top 12. Her blind audition is below:

 

I later found out that she’s been singing this songs at gigs, hence why she’s so good. You should check out her YouTube channel here. My fave video from her channel is the one below:

The fact that she was only 15 when this video was taken really says something bout how good she is. Somehow I feel that the songs she was given during her whole Voice journey didn’t really highlight her strengths, but I guess not everyone appreciates hard rock songs. Oh well. Hope she goes places after this, I’d love to hear more from her.

Addison Agen

Another one that I liked was Addison Agen. She’s like the total opposite of Moriah. Addison is like the flower blossom sensitive girl that’s everybody’s sweetheart. I don’t care much for her sweetness and all that, but what I like is her voice, this girl can really sing. Miley would have been kicking herself if Addison took first place, but even coming in second probably hurt her.

(Side note: my respect for Miley Cyrus has gone way way up since the voice, coz she really impressed me with her maturity, but she made two bad calls, first was letting Addison go, and second was not picking Moriah for top 12).

Anyway, my fave Addison performance is below:

Ironically, she almost got eliminated coz of this performance (thank you Adam for saving her), but I just believe Miley made a bad call.

Addison has a youtube channel too, but there’s only 2 videos there and it hasn’t been updated for 2 years, so check out her Facebook page for updates, that seems to be more active.

So the two people kept me interested in The Voice this season, though my interest did die down a bit when Moriah got eliminated. I was hoping Addison would win it, but it wasn’t meant to be. Adam has taken a liking to her though, so Addison prob has a brighter future than Moriah.

I’m looking forward to the next season of Voice, starts in February I believe. Coaches will be Adam and Blake (naturally), Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson. Let’s see what happens then.

Links:

Official Voice Page

Voice at Wikipedia

Voice YouTube Channel

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Soundtrack: Transformers the Movie

One of the first things I did when I got to the states in 97 was hunt for this album, the soundtrack to Transformers the Movie. The movie was great, and the soundtrack made it even better. I’m gonna list down my fave tracks in order of appearance in the movie.

The first track didn’t actually appear in the album, but is worth mentioning because it’s awesome:

Who can forget that opening scene with Unicron showing what he could do to a planet.

The next track takes place when the Decepticons attacked the Autobot shuttle:

This song was quite appropriate for the scene coz the Decepticons were tearing apart the Autobots. I was quite upset though coz they took out some of my fave Autobots. Oh well.

Next track was Hot Rod’s scene, and I consider this Hot Rod’s theme song for the movie. It’s played again later on when they’re attacking Unicron.

The nice part was when they synchronized the chorus with when Hot Rod rammed the roadblock. 

For the next track, enjoy the video of the scene that shows how badass Optimus was.

Again, credit to the people who picked the songs for choosing something really appropriate for the scene. This song is also played again towards the end of the movie.

Next song from the underwater scene after the shuttle crashes on Quintessa.

Nevermind the fact that there’s water on a planet with no atmosphere, this scene was still awesome.

Last track, from the part when Hot Rod and Kup fight the Sharkticons:

The part when Slag (or Slug as they call him now) and says “Excuse me” is just priceless.

Great movie, great soundtrack. 

Links:

Transformers the Movie Wiki
Soundtrack Info

Soundtrack: The Crow

As the description in my blog says, I am a man of many interests, and I just realized that I haven’t written about my love of music. Of course talking about how much I love music and what types of songs I listen to and what not is gonna be really long, and I’m not ready to write about that yet, so I’m gonna narrow it down (a lot) and just talk about one of my favorite movie soundtracks, the soundtrack from the Crow.

A little bit about the movie before I start talking about the songs. This movie is of course famous for being the last movie that Brandon Lee made, and was based on a comic book. It was tragic that he died on the set while making this movie. I loved his movies, watched almost all of them. One day I’ll write bout my fave movie starring Brandon Lee.

Anyway, on to the soundtrack. Back in the day, when there were no mp3 players (even mp3s didn’t exist then), and when I had to listen to cassettesĀ  (CD Players were still a bit expensive then), you had to rely on making your own mix tapes to have a good playlist of songs that you wanted to listen to. So this soundtrack was something you could just listen to end-to-end, everything was good. I’m gonna highlight a few of my fave tracks.

 

The soundtrack starts off strongly with the song “Burn” by the Cure. This song is still in my playlist up till today. It’s by the Cure, nothing more has to be said.

The next song is “Big Empty” by Stone Temple Pilots. Another great song. But what else can you expect from STP? RIP Scott Weiland.

Next song is “Dead Souls” by Nine Inch Nails. Just found out that NIN weren’t the original singers as I was writing this post.

“Time Baby III” is a funny name for a song, and I’ve never heard of the group “Medicine” (even up till today I don’t know who they are), but this song was very nice and catchy in a sorta Gothic like way.

 

So if you have time, do look up the soundtrack and listen to it, and watch the movie too. I’ll be writing more about music and Soundtracks in future.

Links:

Crow Soundtrack Information

Movie Info at Wikipedia

The Crow at IMDB

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