Remarkably, all four of today’s Division Championships involve #1 seeds taking on #2 seeds, and only in Division K is the #2 seed a favorite. That means folks have been largely sticking to their guns through the early rounds of the tournament. Listen here and vote by commenting below before 8pm EST on Thursday.
Preview: Division I features the brassy stylings of Ray LaMontagne, who has posted strong numbers all tournament. The Faces have been the sneakier finalist in this division, and while some dig the nostalgic tenor, Stewart and co. also got some really low scores last round.
Division J is the battle of Motown. Guillermo has predicted that Lady G and the Pips have what it takes to go all the way. The song’s biggest weakness, that it doesn’t pack a very rocking punch, will not be exposed against Smokey and his somewhat faint backup Miracles.
Landslide has turned into a real tour de force, racking up 10s and blistering averages. Meanwhile, Sister Golden Hair has performed well, but is certainly the weakest #1 seed in this lot, based purely on averages.
Division L is perhaps the most intriguing matchup, and a spirited way to end this set. Both songs rock pretty hard, and both vocalists bring pizzazz.
And now, your pastables:
Division I Championship
#1 You Are The Best Thing (Ray LaMontagne) vs. #2 Ooh La La (The Faces)
Division J Championship
#1 Midnight Night Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight & the Pips) vs. #2 You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles)
Division K Championship
#1 Sister Golden Hair (America) vs. #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
Division L Championship
#1 Dog Days Are Over (Florence and the Machine) vs. #2 Up Around the Bend (CCR)