Results coming to you from lovely Portland, OR! Yes I am temporarily joining our regulars Aiko and G in the Pacific Northwest, where almost immediately upon boarding the train to downtown I felt less judged for my in-progress winter beard than I ever do in the DMV, which I’m coming to realize is a pretty socially conservative place. Or at least my co-workers at the university are. Struggles. Anyways, only one song to the Wall of 10’s (which I really should get around to making at some point, but let’s get into it.)
Our closest match of the night was the one it should have been- the 32 vs. 33 slugfest between JC Brooks and Taco (pictured above. Yes that is Mr. Taco.) I am prepping this in advance so hopefully I don’t have to replace the picture- as of now, he owns the slightest upset possible as “Puttin’ On The Ritz” defeats “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart,” 134.45-131.9.
No Cinderella of Cinderella stories tonight- “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World” defeats “Common People,” 163.23-120.1. Shatner improved from his earlier 4.35 to a 5.72, while the Hawaiian dropped from his 8.07 to a 7.77. Still the second highest average in the entire tournament to date. Yawn.
On the bottom side, nothing too notable- “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” eliminates “Good Lovin’,” 145.25-120.6 while “Graceland” trumps “Pursuit of Happiness,” 140-124.2. Willie Nelson will be trying to do his best Taco impression next round of upsetting the song one seed higher.