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    I hated all three songs but “Hurt Me” was the least of all evils in my opinion.

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    In tonight’s episode, Aloe Blacc and David Leitch, the director of “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be featured in the upcoming Universal Pictures film.

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    Aloe picked the worst song of the three. Boooo. At least he also cut “Same Blood,” which I thought would win after the songwriter told his touching sob story twice. Personally, I would have chosen “Hero.” It felt the most “anthemic” and actually felt like it should be on a movie soundtrack. Oh well.

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    Looks like repeats for five weeks (ugh) on its new timeslot of Wednesdays at 9 PM ET. Kinda surprised this is going into fall when it seemed like a perfect summer series run. Until then, later.

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    I hated all the songs tbh lol.

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    “Songland” returns on a new night: Wednesdays @ 9 PM ET. Tonight’s featured artist is Macklemore.

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    Pretty good returning episode. The gun control song was the one that interested me the most, but that wasn’t the one chosen. It would take a sensitive treatment that I don’t think Macklemore of all people should be the architect of doing. “Shadow” is fine, I guess. Nice to see them perform at Lollapalooza in Brazil like that. Had to be a dream of the songwriter’s to actually be the featured artist too! My favorite of the three songs was “No Judgments.” Didn’t like what they did to the “La La La” song at all.

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    Old Dominion hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be featured in a Jeep commercial.

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    The one song actually about cars and driving (“Take a Ride”) didn’t even advance to the second round. Go figure. “Young” is an okay choice. Never heard of Old Dominion before and wasn’t all that impressed with them, so meh episode overall. Leona Lewis next! I’m all ready for her to make a deserved comeback!

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    i love old dominion but those options were not as good as anything they could come up with.

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    Leona Lewis listens to unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be her next hit song.

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    Well! How unexpected! I smelled something fishy when Ryan completely reworked his person’s pick from rousing ballad to disposable Latino urban shit that Leona would be a featured artist on. Rebranding being what it is, especially for a comeback of sorts, means picking the orange in a sea of apples. I would have picked the tall dude’s ballad easily as the best song of the lot, before Shane messed with it too much. I guess yet another ballad wouldn’t have been ideal, but I think it would have had more timeless value for her fanbase than pandering to a “global market” like this. But do what you have to do to survive in the cutthroat music industry and then get back to the sound that made you famous.

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    Charlie Puth is featured tonight.

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    vinny
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    Yeah….Charlie can sing the phonebook and make it sound amazing but those songs…..all were pretty meh.

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    Soooo, “Pill for This” is actually charting on iTunes right now from the songwriter herself, Sam DeRosa. Of the three songs, “Bad Habit” was the weakest vocally. Maybe the guy singing it didn’t sell it well with his limited voice? Did Charlie Puth even record this? It’s nowhere on iTunes days after the episode aired. The Australian guy’s song was interesting. I don’t think the songwriters gave the public enough credit for making such a big deal about the “hate love” title. In context, you get exactly what he’s trying to say. Honestly, “Pity Party” was the gem of the group. I hope the songwriter gets to record the song herself. It’s an instant smash, and yes, a woman should sing it. That message coming from a man might be off-putting. “Pill for This” was the best of the finalists, but maybe her connection to Puth would have been seen as favoritism? She got to record her own song, so that’s cool, at least. Charlie seemed genuinely talented and gifted musically, but he has a veneer of douchiness that’s hard to overlook. I’m guessing this is the last episode of the season. Too bad it got such a cold reception here, but whatever. I loved seeing the veil taken off hit-making. It makes (some) artists look like mouthpieces only. This is where the real genius happens, people! But I get that the public connects to voices and personas over songwriters and producers. Really hoping for a season 2 and beyond!

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    Renewed for season 2!

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