From now until Christmas Day we will feature the countdown of 10 of the most popular versions of the beloved Christmas carol, “It Came upon the Midnight Clear.” To compare apples to apples, we chose 10 soloists, all male. 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!
Finishing 10th out of 10 was Tony Orlando. (Wonder if I reminded everyone that he’s half Greek if that would have helped his rating!)
I was a bit kinder, and ranked him seventh.
Like all the rest in this contest, his was a very solid performance but there was nothing that stood out in the judges’ minds. Here’s the video – enjoy! (Tomorrow, the #9 pick!)