“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Petie Pizarro Wins First Round of Cover Wars 7

Petie Pizarro's vocal talents outweighed those of Nick Pitera by a mere vote.  In a vote of 8 to 7, Petie will be competing against this week's round 2 winner, and what a challenge he's up against.  As I mentioned in my initial blog, all these artists are truly amazing, so if you want Petie to win in the finals you'll need to vote.

The second round begins today (9/11/11), and consists of another six covers to Lady Gaga's  "Edge of Glory." You will have 7 days to vote on this round which will end on 9/17/11.  The top two finalists from the previous week and this week will compete in a final competition which will take place from September 18-24, 2011.

Cover Wars 6 Winner Abraham Lim
The winner will be declared the following day, September 25, 2011. On this day I will personally email the winner their Cover Wars Gold Record.  It's not an actual vinyl record, but a recognition award congratulating them for their amazing talent and their win; So your vote is really important.

Meet Group 2 of the Cover Wars 7 contestants, a group of talented artists I chose to start the second round of this month's Cover War! 
Top left to right: Eli Lieb, Jake Coco & Alexandra Amor, Jimmy Wong;
Bottom left to right: Teo & Nick, Fynn Farrell, Walk off The Earth ft. Roomie
To vote, simply leave me a comment indicating which artist you think deserves the win for the second round of the competition.

To listen to Petie Pizarro's cover of Edge of Glory, or wish to purchase his song on iTunes, check him out after the jump...

AVAILABLE ON iTUNES NOW: http://bit.ly/pJP5ba


Ryan said...

Yeah Petie! I know you're not gay power but you still were the best. Now let's see who you'll be going up against.

Ryan said...

I've always loved the work of Eli Lieb, but unfortunately this time the fight for the top spot was between Jimmy Wong and Freaky Fortune. Both kept with "needing a man tonight" (gay power!), both made the song their own, and all gave Gaga a run for her money with their performances. Well it's Gaga we're talking about so maybe not a run for her money, per say, but they both did blow it out of the park. Only one did something different that none of these artists competing have been able to accomplish: he brought me to tears.

Sure you can have power and belt out all the right notes with more fierceness than anyone of the other contestants, but if you have the song bring so much meaning to you that by just singing it, others instantly feel the emotion that you're conveying, then you've truly accomplished something that most artists cannot.

My vote this week is for Jimmy Wong. Even before I knew he dedicated this to his grandma, that passed away this year, I could feel it in every note he sang. He deserves this victory for that alone.

I hope he wins so that he can go up against Petie, to see if emotion can really beat power, in this epic sing off battle which is, by far, the best cover wars competition to date.

Casey said...

Excellent point Ryan, I agree with you. I liked Eli too! My votes for Wong!

sammy samo said...

Yay! Go Petie! My vote is for Walk off the earth

Sasha said...

Jimmy Wong for me.

roc-o-rama said...


Robert said...

I liked Jimmy's version the best.

Ruben Tamayo said...

Eli Lieb, i just love the acoustic versions

Anonymous said...

omg, i really love What off the earth, it's awesome! and it helps that Roomie is fucking hot!!!

gmhussein said...

Teo & Nick

arlandbaee said...

I'm voting for jimmy

Jorge Mendoza said...

What off the earth featuring roomie

Meils via Facebook said...

I voted for Nick last week, Jimmy has my vote. Take it home Jimmy.

Soy Loco Moco said...


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