Wow, I didn't see that one coming! Unless your name was Arlee, you voted for the dynamic duo of Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli, with a whopper of a score of 14 to 1.
Grande prestazione, ragazzi! È stato perfetto!
As several of you guessed, that was my favorite video, too. I was struck by several instances where I felt there was real artist appreciation: from Ed Sheeran as he watched Bocelli sing while reading lyrics in Braille, from Bocelli as he "conducted" while listening to Sheeran sing, from Veronica Bocelli with her eyes closed and swaying to the music...and that last upward glance from Sheeran that seemed to say he was floored by the opportunity and result. I love real people moments, things that appear genuine. If it's fake, it's a good fake.
To the victors! Love the song, love the lyrics, loved the winning version! What do I have to complain about? Nuttin'.
Here's a live version from Wembly, peeps:
Now it's time to "visita i miei amici" (visit my friends) by clicking on the links below. Hurry! The suspense is killin' me...gotta see those Battle results. I'll see you back here on the 15th. Thanks for participating!