Stuff just got real. One band eliminated, more to follow. They will be replaced, however, in the days ahead by Stevie Wonder (coached by Jacob), Paul Simon (Ilya), Fleetwood Mac (Mark) and the Foo Fighters (Astrid). More details on how that’s gonna work on Saturday. Listen to Game 6 match-ups here, and vote by commenting before 9pm on Saturday. And now, Game 5 Results:
Rosalita (Bruce Springsteen) crushes It’s Not the End of the World? (Super Furry Animals), 141-107. Rosalita was pretty universally liked, and cruised to give the Boss a 3-2 lead in the series, and a chance to close things out.
Rock the Casbah (Clash) edged out Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones), 145.8-143.2. Another close ones for the British rock legends. This is a good time to remind people to vote responsibly, and not cast large discrepancies with your votes without justification. Meanwhile, look ahead to a sizzling Game 6, with the Stones still leading the series, 3-2.
Young Americans (David Bowie) takes a hard-fought win over Somebody’s Gonna Miss Me (Sam Cooke), 157-143. I just love this series, which Bowie now leads 3-2. Both coaches are leaving everything on the table. That’s how you get Space Oddity vs. Change Is Gonna Come for Game 6. Can’t wait.
Misty Mountain Hop (Led Zeppelin) defeats One Way or Another (Blondie), 158.4-157.2. Brutal. It’s been an uphill battle for Blondie, as folks didn’t really gravitate towards their lesser known work early in the part of the series. Then tonight it looked like Zep had it in the bag, but Blondie supporters rallied furiously into the evening, cutting a 7-point lead to 1 in the final hours. With a 4-1 series win, Led Zeppelin advances to the semi-finals, where it will play the winner of Cooke vs. Bowie.
Game 6 Match-ups
Because the Night (live) (Bruce Springsteen) vs. Down a Different River (Super Furry Animals)
Rocks Off (Rolling Stones) vs. Police On My Back (Clash)
Space Oddity (David Bowie) vs. Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke