A lot of close match-ups but no upsets here. The blow-out for the division proves the re-seeding is a good predictor of victory: #1 seed “The Joker” by the Steve Miller Band defeats #8 seed “Forgiven” by Alanis Morisette by 66.1 points, 184.45 to 118.30.
The rest of the match ups were all within 10 points. The closest match-up was also the lowest-scoring. Etta James’s “I’d Rather Go Blind” defeats New Order’s “Temptation” by 7.1 points, 151.20 to 144.10. I guess when even the guy who goes by Ian Curtis didn’t give the edge to New Order, you know they don’t have too good a shot.
Otis Redding proves that is love really is strong: “That’s
how Strong My Love Is” defeats “The Kids aren’t Alright” by the Offspring by 8.2 points, 160.27 to 152.05.
And finally, it did not turn out to be a Perfect Day for Lou Reed, who lost to The Strokes’ “Someday” by 8.7 points, 167.20 to 158.49.
All today’s losers are out of the tournament: Alanis Morisette, Lou Reed, the Offspring, and New Order.