The nailbiter here was a Boss-Dylan stand-off. Bruce was going strong, then Danno and mdub came in late with +5 and +2 votes for Bobby…which still wasn’t enough to prevent the Born In The USA win. Springsteen claims the only upset here, and eliminates The Times They Are A-Changing 95.8-95.1.
High score goes to Tom Petty and Free Falling with 99.3 points over Stevie Wonder’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered with 93.4.
Marvin Gaye and Derek & The Dominos breeze through. I Heard It Through The Grapevine over Heavy Metal Drummer (Wilco), 94.8-77.5. And Layla over Fight Test (Flaming Lips) 94.7-75.3.
The Flaming Lips are the 169th artist eliminated. Wilco goes to 0-1 with the Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie “California Stars” project still ahead. Stevie goes to 1-1 with two left. And as Janos mentioned in an earlier post, Bob Dylan suffers his first loss in the 256- no more Dylan songs this round, but he’s got four going forward to the 128 (at 1, 1, 2, and 5 seeds in their divisions, no doubt.)