3 comfortable wins and 1 nail-biter. High scorer goes to 11 seed “Bad Reputation,” which knocks out 7 seed Gillian Welch’s “Elvis Presley Blues,” 215.1-167.3. Some love scattered about for Welch’s softer entrant, but ultimately Joan Jett brought it big here and showed why she’s considered one of the best female guitarists of all time.
3 seed “The High Road” stands its ground in the face of West Coast rap and eliminates 14 seed “Gangsta, Gangsta,” 190.0-139.5; whilst NWA was notable in the history of hip hop/rap, the anger seemed to turn off a number of voters.
Closest match of the E-Right was the Slum Village-Fleetwood Mac bout. At the end of Day 1 the Detroit rappers had a slim lead, by midday today McVie’s penned and performed “Rumours” song had taken it back by an even slimmer margin. In the end, “Songbird” sung Baatin and the rest of his crew to sleep, 157.8-142.5. Fleetwood Mac finishes 2-1 for the Round of 256.
Last but not least, the People came out really hating on Metro Station, and the unlikely only Cyrus in this tournament never really recovered. The innovative 2 seed “Tall Trees” shakes 15 seed “Shake It” right out of the tournament, 183.1-135.
All 4 losers are out of the tourney. Best comment is a tie between brian orce and Mark B, who provide staunch defenses of NWA and Fleetwood Mac respectively while simultaneously maintaining respect for all the voters. Kudos to you two. Everyone have a great weekend!