If spotting the Odd One Out doesn’t sound very choral to you, keep reading. It will get relevant.
Hollywood Odd One Out
Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway. Who’s the Hollywood Odd One Out?
Brad Pitt. Though nominated for many Oscars, he is the only one of the three who has not received the famous statuette.
Read on, choir fans. There’s more.
Guitarist Odd One Out
Out of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry: which legendary guitarist is the sore thumb?
Of the three, Clapton has been arrested for suspicion of marijuana use. Berry for armed robbery.
Beck, to his rock’n’roll shame, has no record of arrest at all.
What’s this got to do with the Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir?
All will be revealed.
Political Odd One Out
Next up, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Who’s the odd-American-President-out?
The ‘Two Terms of Office Only’ rule prevented Presidents Clinton and Obama from seeking a third term. But the convention isn’t law.
Roosevelt is the only American president to exceed two terms. He actually won a fourth though he then died in office.
For the choir’s younger enthusiasts, something a little more contemporary.
One Direction Odd One Out
Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Harry Styles: who’s the odd-One Direction member-out?
It’s Niall Horan. Surprisingly, the other two have never caddied for professional golfer Rory McIlroy. Horan did during the 2015 Masters Tournament in Augusta.
And finally, (if you’re not pleased to read that this is coming to its conclusion, you’ll be the odd one out by now).
A concluding trio: Keith Richards, Pete Townshend and Paul McCartney.
I wrote that it might get relevant. The answer to the last trio above also applies to every single famous name that appears in this blog. Making Sir Paul McCartney the outstanding odd one out.
Every actor, singer, and all persons named above all sang in choirs, except for Sir Paul.
He failed his 1950s audition for the Liverpool Cathedral Choir.
Not one to sulk, he went on to collaborate with the choir many times.
Most famously with his own first stab at classical composition, Liverpool Oratorio.
As Michael Caine, who has no record of choral singing that I can find, might say but never sing ‘Not a lot of people know that’.