Last night show at the Masquerade, Amanda simply showed who is the teacher who is the student. Amanda's mid range was more powerful, she flawlessly switched from mid to falsetto and back to mid , whereas Simone still has problems with live(most of the time it feels like she has a break in between). Amanda had more commitment to the songs when she was singing than Simone . (Opposite is also true interms of headbanging, Simone has the edge) The same songs I listened to over years had more emotion and were more intense. Wow! Simone is getting better every album every tour but, Amanda showed yesterday that Simone has still long way to go.