Before we kick things off tonight, a Happy Birthday is in order: Many Happy Returns, Janos!
For the most part, the seeding system held true for Division H, with the exception of the 3 and 6 seeds. We had a healthy number of voters, with 29, which included some familiar faces we hadn’t seen in awhile. Three songs made the Wall of 10s and 4 artists were eliminated.
#1 seed held up to the hype – Ain’t No Mountain High Enoughwas the top scorer of the night, with an average of 7.21 and a total of
209 points, and made the Wall of 10s, thanks to Eileen, Natalie G and me. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell moves on. #8 seed China Cat Sunflower, by the Grateful Dead, with the lowest score of the night: 130.8, stays behind. The Grateful Dead are eliminated.
Garnering 6 10s between them, the match between #4 seed What Is And What Should Never Be and #5 seed Papa Was a Rodeo was the closest contest of the Division. Ultimately, Led Zeppelin pulled ahead for a final score of 181.1, to the Magnetic Fields’ 168.4. Led Zeppelin makes the Wall of 10s thanks to Papa Earls, The Catholic and me, while Aiko, Guillermo and Jacob hoist Magnetic Fields onto the Wallas well.
Magnetic Fields – eliminated.
#2 Bad Reputation defeated #7 Time, 186.4-170.9. Hootie & the Blowfish – eliminated.
And our only upset tonight: #6 Closing Time defeats #3 Lovely Day, 190.3-163.5. Bill Withers is eliminated.
Wall of 10s
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
What is and What should Never Be
Papa Was a Rodeo