Covers Tournament: Round of 128, day 2 results

Well, apparently voters have finally found some songs they kind of like. This round included the first two entries in the tournament to average higher than 7. Amy Winehouse’s interpretation of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow and Joey Ramone’s swan song rendition of Wonderful World both won over voters and earned very solid and respectable scores (Dock of the Bay also came pretty close to the seven mark, making it the third highest scoring song of the tournament so far). In addition, Wonderful World becomes the first Covers Tournament song to make it to the Wall of Tens (both Janos and Astrid gave it the nod). On the other end of the spectrum, Slightly Stoopid’s version of Leaving on a Jet Plane set a new mark for the lowest average, with a lot of voters reacting unfavorably to the reggae-zation of the Peter, Paul and Mary classic.

"I'd just like to say this gig sucks."

Here are the results:

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay beats Up On the Roof  153.4 to 118.45.

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow beats I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You 160.3 to 135.25.

Good Lovin’ beats Money 134.6 to 116.8.

And with the biggest blow out of the tournament to date, Wonderful World laps Leaving On a Jet Plane 160.9 to 77.2.

If Joey and Amy continue to impress voters the way they did over the last two days, the round of 32 could present a very interesting contest. Stay tuned….

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3 Responses to Covers Tournament: Round of 128, day 2 results

  1. janos marton says:

    Nice work, Jacob. One point- we’re reseeding everything after this round, so Winehouse and Ramone probably won’t wind up in the same division.

  2. G says:

    arg. Got my votes in too late, but they wouldn’t have changed any outcomes.

    • jacob says:

      I counted your scores. You just made it in under the wire right before I posted. And although your vote didn’t change any outcomes, it did take Wonderful World above the seven threshold and also took Amy Winehouse down from a 7.1 to a 6.9. Considering how hard it’s going to be for most of these songs to get high averages, you’ve assured that Wonderful World will have a special place in the books.

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