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Vocaldente: Let's Misbehave

Song NameArranger
A Thousand MilesTobias Kiel
FaithTobias Kiel
3-Tage BartTobias Kiel
Everybody Loves SomebodyArndt Schmole
Another YouTobias Kiel
Don't Stop Me NowOliver Gies
Let's MisbehaveOliver Gies
PerfectNiklas Turmann
The WandererTobias Kiel
It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To YesterdayTobias Kiel
Mamma MiaTobias Kiel
FootlooseTobias Kiel

Surprise National Champs of the 2008 Harmony Sweepstakes Finals, all-male German quintet Vocaldente, appearing last after very strong sets by the previous seven Regionals winners, quickly got the crowd laughing and on their feet applauding at the end. They easily won Audience Favorite, and it was no surprise when the judges awarded them first place. The title tune of this excellent CD, Cole Porter's "Let's Misbehave," was their opening number, is beautifully done here, as is Kenny Loggins' "Footloose," the group's encore performance. Other winning covers are Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles," George Michaels' "Faith," the Rat Pack favorite "Everybody Loves Somebody" (here mimicking Dean Martin's rendition of the song), Freddie Mercury's "Don't Stop Me Now," a silly faux-ukelele version of Dion's "The Wanderer," and a tongue-in-cheek spoof of Abba's deathless "Mama Mia." Vocaldente sings all these songs (with the exception of "3-Tage Bart," which is in German) in very good English, but their strength is in their innocent, non self-conscious humor, which is not at all harmed by their unexpected and charming German accents. The sweet, pure falsettos, faux horns, strings and other instruments, comic asides and samples (like one from Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the end of "Mama Mia") combined with their totally deadpan posing and pretending to play their faux instruments, are all, quite simply, hilarious. While we're laughing at this, we're noticing that their stuff is amazingly arranged (by group members Tobias and Oliver) and that they are top-drawer professional singers and vocal percussionists. From seeing them live, it's also clear that they are having big fun up there, and so are we. Two kinds of genius come together here, comic and musical, to award-winning effect!

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Harmony Sweepstakes National Champions 2008

Item code: 2508C | 1 CD | $16.95 |add item to cart
Contemporary | A Cappella | Male | Germany
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