Well, I for one am going to declare my experiment of extending the voting deadline a success, because we had 4 votes come in between 5:00-8:00 PST, including my own (there is just no way I can listen to 30 minutes of a music before 5:00 on a weekday, so if I don’t catch the first day I’m pretty much out). I’m not going to ask anyone on the East Coast to extend voting deadlines, but when I’m in charge it’s a liberty I’m likely to take, unless anyone has any compelling reasons not to.
Anyway! Results! A lot of these match-ups were quite close, which I think means the genre-matching was pretty good? Either that or people were fairly indifferent. Averages were pretty low in general, with only one song breaking a 6 average.
Scores were a near dead-heat in the Bruce-off, but Rodney Parker & the 50 Peso Reward’s ”Atlantic City” defeats John Mayer’s ”I’m on Fire,” 142.2 to 140.15.
The people have decided that Eddie Veddar doesn’t need the band: Eddie Vedder’s “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” decisively defeats Pearl Jam’s “Last Kiss,” 170.95 to 144.65, and scores the high average of the round with a 6.3.
Gaga remains the hot thing to cover, with Lissie’s “Bad Romance” defeating Fountains of Wayne’s ”Hit Me Baby (One More Time),” 144.65 to 122.8.
Other people don’t seem to agree with me that “Natural Woman” is the most unpleasant song ever written, since Adele‘s version of it defeated Radiohead’s “Nobody Does it Better,” 134.85 to 130.05.
And finally, voters were not so enthused with the Lillith Fair-ifying of these cock rock classics, with these two songs posting nearly the lowest scores of the whole round, but nonetheless Leslie King’s ”You Shook Me All Night Long” does defeat Emm Gryner’s”Pour Some Sugar on Me” 126.25 to 122.7.