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Old 07-16-2014, 02:43 PM   #31
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I agree. And just so this does not turn into a "Frozen" bash, I object equally to the singing of “You Raise Me Up,” “True Colors,” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow" while at the AA Pavilion as well.
Apparently a good number of the posters in the thread seem to have missed that part of the blog post and want to make it about Frozen...
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:44 PM   #32
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Seeing as I am probably the most anti-Frozen person here, I'm shocked to be saying this but......I'm OK with this.

I agree that VoL should stick to "Americana" and for the past 6 months nothing I can think of nothing more embedded in the mainstream youth of this country than the Frozen phenomenon. In fact just yesterday I took my son to the Jersey Shore to go on some rides. No fewer than 5 times were we waiting on a line that we heard a group of girls (Different group each time, mind you) singing "Let it Go" while waiting their turn to ride.

Agree with it or not, there is no denying that "Let it Go" is going to be to this generation what "A Whole New World" "Beauty and the Beast" "Under the Sea" or "Hakuna Matata" was to my generation.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:44 PM   #33
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Seeing as I am probably the most anti-Frozen person here, I'm shocked to be saying this but......I'm OK with this.

I agree that VoL should stick to "Americana" and for the past 6 months nothing I can think of nothing more embedded in the mainstream youth of this country than the Frozen phenomenon.
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Nothing inherently "Americana" about that.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:13 PM   #34
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I don't really have a problem with it, as long as the majority of their repertoire continues to be more traditional. Surely the VOL singers could use a little change now and then, just so long as they keep changing the repertoire periodically so guests don't get sick of one song. The Fife & Drum Corps, the pavilion and the American Adventure show itself provide plenty of patriotic American feeling otherwise, IMHO.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:23 PM   #35
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I would go further and say no one should sing this unless it's at the Frozen sing along. It's tired.

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I don't know about you, but it bothers me that VoL is adding non-patriotic songs to their rep. To me, it breaks the character of the pavilion. (Not to mention that Frozen takes place in Norway, but that's another story.) I think the Dapper Dans should do this instead of VoL.... what do you all think?
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:28 PM   #36
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Seeing as I am probably the most anti-Frozen person here, I'm shocked to be saying this but......I'm OK with this.

I agree that VoL should stick to "Americana" and for the past 6 months nothing I can think of nothing more embedded in the mainstream youth of this country than the Frozen phenomenon. In fact just yesterday I took my son to the Jersey Shore to go on some rides. No fewer than 5 times were we waiting on a line that we heard a group of girls (Different group each time, mind you) singing "Let it Go" while waiting their turn to ride.

Agree with it or not, there is no denying that "Let it Go" is going to be to this generation what "A Whole New World" "Beauty and the Beast" "Under the Sea" or "Hakuna Matata" was to my generation.
That makes it (and the other songs you mention) part of pop culture, not Americana. From the Meriam Webster Dictionary: "a genre of American music having roots in early folk and country music"
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I don't know why people are complaining. Nothing makes me feel more patriotic than a Norwegian princess singing about her handicap.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:29 PM   #38
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I don't know why people are complaining. Nothing makes me feel more patriotic than a Norwegian princess singing about her handicap.


Hopefully VoL aren't as god awfully nasally either!!
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:32 PM   #39
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Personally I don't feel like they should be restricted to patriotic songs only if they want to perform something different every once in awhile.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:32 PM   #40
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I don't like the Voices of Liberty, just not my thing.
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Personally I don't feel like they should be restricted to patriotic songs only if they want to perform something different every once in awhile.
We are not discussing the preferences of a generic singing group, we are talking about a signature singing group, hired by Disney (and named by Disney, btw) to sing as part of the American Adventure attraction pre-show inside the signature USA World Showcase attraction.

If this was not part of a specific attraction, I don't think anyone would mind them changing the genre of tunes.

But, if Peter Pan's Flight suddenly dropped it's signature Pan tunes and started playing "Come Fly with Me" by Frank Sinatra, there would be some serious complaints that it is against the tradition of the attraction.

Attention to specific theming detail is a major Disney tradition.
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We are not discussing the preferences of a generic singing group, we are talking about a signature singing group, hired by Disney (and named by Disney, btw) to sing as part of the American Adventure attraction pre-show inside the signature USA World Showcase attraction.

If this was not part of a specific attraction, I don't think anyone would mind them changing the genre of tunes.

But, if Peter Pan's Flight suddenly dropped it's signature Pan tunes and started playing "Come Fly with Me" by Frank Sinatra, there would be some serious complaints that it is against the tradition of the attraction.

Attention to specific theming detail is a major Disney tradition.

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Old 07-16-2014, 07:37 PM   #44
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I agree. And just so this does not turn into a "Frozen" bash, I object equally to the singing of “You Raise Me Up,” “True Colors,” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow" while at the AA Pavilion as well.


And by the way.....it is never mentioned or suggested that Arendelle is in Norway, is it? Could be any Scandanavian country. Or a purely fictitious place. So the notion that all things "Frozen" should be based in Norway isn't entirely accurate.
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Disney is evening doing trips to Norway based on the film as well and using it to drive sales if I am not mistaken.

Should we put Winston Churchill in the Hall of Presidents now as well? He's probably one of the most popular leaders of another country in history within the US.

I guess of all places that has basically 0 effect on bottom line you would think a patriotic singing group would be the place for a little more strict view of theme. I guess this is just another place where Disney is dumbing down the themes and looking to make more money...?
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The first time I saw Voices of Liberty was the weekend of April 26th of this year. Even though I had been to WDW many many times, I had always skipped the American Adventure because I love visiting the foreign country pavilions and I didn't think the show would be interesting. The Voices of Liberty performed - they were awesome. Them singing "Let it Go" hooked me. It really highlights their voices and harmonization. The crowd clearly loved it.

I've since become a huge fan, watching them perform a few times each trip, including their 4th of July show.

I don't think adding a mix of time periods, including Disney highlights, detracts from the performance or the show. Their repertoire already includes songs: America the Beautiful is from 1910, Oh Susanna comes from 1848, and some songs are newer.

Can't wait to hear them perform Somewhere Over the Rainbow!
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