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UMBS Go Blue
11-28-2011, 09:15 PM
However, in reading your posts, you have gushed more on the Aires being from Dartmouth than on their capabilites, and then went overboard on finding new ways to vote. That's why it appeared to me that your votes were more about school pride than talent, much like all those DWTS votes for Bristol Palin over more talented dancers because of her mother. I would love to hear your opinions on why you think the Aires should win over Pentatonix or Urban Method.:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Wow, talk about being passive-aggressive. Par for the course on this board, I guess.

I'm sorry if I offended your own particular sensibilities and opinions, but everyone has a right to their own opinions as to the many factors that construe "talent." I am also not denigrating the talents and accomplishments of the other groups. If you always get so defensive, threatened, and testy when others' views happen to differ with yours, then may I suggest you get a chill pill or see a shrink. :40beers: :psoty:

In the meantime, congrats in advance to the team that wins tonight. To make it this far speaks well to all three groups' talents. :)

Rogue
11-28-2011, 09:41 PM
I'm not offended. I just want to hear your opinions about the different groups and why you prefer one over the other, rather than just "rah rah team." There could be a number of reasons.

For example, as I've mentioned in previous posts, I like Pentatonix because I'm a sucker for a good bass, and they have one of the best. The Aires are deficient in this area, as Ben has mentioned more than once. I also find Pentatonix more creative in their arrangements. Their lead guy is one of the most versatile in different styles and the tenor's voice is absolutely gorgeous and pure. The Aires are very fun and good entertainers, but they have had more pitch problems, as well as tempo issues. Urban Method is finally catching their stride, but they have been inconsistent throughout the competition and tended to rely too much on the rapper.

And I agree - congratulations to whomever wins. All three groups have talent. It's just my humble opinion that only one group is ready to step directly from the stage to the recording booth, while the other two groups would require some grooming first.

skatesindreams
11-28-2011, 10:06 PM
I appreciate the attention this show brings to acapella music/groups regardless of who wins.

Rogue
11-28-2011, 10:15 PM
I appreciate the attention this show brings to acapella music/groups regardless of who wins.

Amen to that.

Rogue
11-28-2011, 10:26 PM
Maybe UMBS just doesn't like the other two groups. I don't. I prefer the Aires.

It's quite all right to prefer the Aires. It's just that every post by UMBS, beginning with the first one before ever even hearing any of the singers, has been all about the Aires and their connection to Dartmouth. That's why I feel it is all about school pride, rather than which group is ready for prime time.

Hopefully, this will evolve into a discussion about the various talents of the different groups.

UMBS Go Blue
11-28-2011, 10:42 PM
It's just that every post by UMBS, beginning with the first one before ever even hearing any of the singers, has been all about the Aires and their connection to Dartmouth.:violin:

jeffisjeff
11-28-2011, 10:51 PM
Go Aires! Go Dartmouth!

Sorry, I don't watch the show, but I had to get that out. I just can't control that school pride. ;)

Seriously, though, I did watch part of last week's episode (I felt I must after getting so many emails about it :P). Watching the Aires brought back so many memories (especially the Shout and Queen performances), I couldn't be unbiased if I tried, so why try? The Aires simply made me smile much more than the others, although I enjoyed all the groups (at least those I saw) quite a bit.

Rogue
11-28-2011, 10:56 PM
UMBS - thanks for the music. I love violins.

Now can we have a discussion about the talents of the various groups?

NinjaTurtles
11-28-2011, 11:06 PM
It's quite all right to prefer the Aires. It's just that every post by UMBS, beginning with the first one before ever even hearing any of the singers, has been all about the Aires and their connection to Dartmouth.


:violin:

It's okay, my love of a capella is a distant second to my ubering of Ben Folds for reasons to watch The Sing-Off :P

Speaking of which, I read that Ben is performing Not The Same with the Aires tonight. I've sung it many a times a capella with Ben; definitely one of the highlights of his concerts. :swoon:

screech
11-29-2011, 12:11 AM
The thing I like about the Aires is that I think they would sell more tickets to live shows than the other groups - they're performers and I'd rather pay to go see a group that is entertaining than one who is more technically perfect.

I like Pentatonix, but really only because of their bass and percussion. I'm not a fan of the girl, and the lead guy - he sings well technically, hitting the notes fine, but I find his voice a bit nasally and lispy. Plus I keep seeing Anthony Michael Hall circa Edward Scissorhands when I look at him.

And rapper from Urban Method: Ditch the group and launch a solo career, please!!

my little pony
11-29-2011, 01:26 AM
hated group # 1's song, seemed to be 20 minutes long

group # 2's song is also irritating

rfisher
11-29-2011, 01:40 AM
It's okay, my love of a capella is a distant second to my ubering of Ben Folds for reasons to watch The Sing-Off :P

:

that's my reason for watching. :D

and I like Pentatonix best.

luenatic
11-29-2011, 02:04 AM
To me, each member of the Pentatonix is equally important.

As for the Aire, the 'star' of the group is obvious. Michael Odokara-Okigbo is the star. Without Michael, the group is just mediocre.

That's why Pentatonix impressed me much more than the Aire, in terms of group performance.

As for individual performance, Michael hands down is the best on the show. He truly overshadows the entire group. Is it a good thing for the group? Probably not. Is it a good thing for Michael? Absolutely!

Era
11-29-2011, 02:21 AM
To me, each member of the Pentatonix is equally important.

As for the Aire, the 'star' of the group is obvious. Michael Odokara-Okigbo is the star. Without Michael, the group is just mediocre.

That's why Pentatonix impressed me much more than the Aire, in terms of group performance.

As for individual performance, Michael hands down is the best on the show. He truly overshadows the entire group. Is it a good thing for the group? Probably not. Is it a good thing for Michael? Absolutely!

I was just coming out of lurkdom to say that. :) I can't imagine Pentatonix working without each of the five members. It is only by working together that they create this big cohesive sound. I also love their arrangements of songs. They've even made me like songs that I haven't liked previously.

Michael of the Dartmouth Aires is sort of like Glee's Jesse of Vocal Adrenaline. I enjoy watching the Aires perform, but I tend to think of them as Michael's backup group.

screech
11-29-2011, 02:31 AM
That is the one thing I really like about Pentatonix- they all are important and it's impressive that with 5 people they do the same things the others do with three times that.

I just want to know when some Broadway show is going to call up Michael - that man was born to perform. Apparently there's going to be a 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar - they need to call him up to play Judas. According to the Aires website he's graduating in 2012 so it's perfect!

But seriously, the resemblance between Pentatonix' Scott (http://www.ptxofficial.com/images/pics/Scott-Hoying-152x152.jpg) and Anthony Michael Hall (http://www.alicia-logic.com/capsimages01/esc_115RyderHall.jpg) in Edward Scissorhands is really freaky to me.