Judging in this category skews heavily to the visual element. The song could be simply average, yet when combined with the video it becomes unforgettable. Of course, both parts could be equally strong. A weak video and a strong song would not be considered, however.
Due to the visual element, the nominees for the video categories were reduced from the usual seven to five.
- Black Heart Hearse, White Collar Sideshow
- Carry You, Close Your Eyes
- Poison and Wine (The Civil Wars Cover), Satellites and Sirens
- The Proof Of Your Love, For King and Country
- Timing is Everything, Lights
When the smoke cleared, however, Walt Disney carried the day. Well, Pixar at least. Satellites and Sirens made an album of cover songs and then created a music video for each of them. They were all good, some silly, and a few notable. Among the latter category was a cover of The Civil Wars Poison and Wine. They used a montage of images from Pixar's UP, and it is a real tear-jerker.
Yes, the judges wept. If you don't while watching, then perhaps you need a hearse for your black heart. Just a few more to go. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.