And the Winner is…TNH Staff Picks Best Version of Oh Holy Night: #1 – Celine Dion

From now until Christmas Day we will feature the countdown of 10 of the most popular versions of the beloved Christmas carol, “Oh Holy Night.” To compare apples to apples, we chose 10 soloists, all female. Our staff members ranked the videos, and here are the results – from 10 to 1. Some comments from the judges are included (including my own two cents). How did we do? Please let us know – and, most of all, enjoy!

Celine Dion, who vowed that “My Heart Will Go On” in the epic film Titanic, won the heart of our judges more so than any other contestant, finishing number one in our TNH Staff Poll for her rendition of “Oh Holy Night.” With mostly first and second p lace votes, she edged Charlotte Church and Jackie Evancho to claim the top spot.

I had her ranked 7th, only because of the painfully slow tempo – like Faith Hill, who I ranked 10th because of tempo, too – her voice, though magnificent, would work better with a somewhat quicker beat. She resisted going “pop” just enough to keep the purists satisfied.

Well done, Celine!

Hope you have all enjoyed our poll, and we’d love to hear what you have to say!

The TNH Oh Holy Night Poll Judges


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