The dust has almost settled, folks. With 48 songs eliminated, we are now a week away from the end of Round 1. As we re-learn every tournament, the subsequent rounds just fly by. A month from today we’ll be in the Sweet 16- which will feature one of the songs below! (Probably Sir Duke, from the look of things…)
First Light (My Morning Jacket) def. See My Eyes (DWNTWN), 87-71.25. After a tough loss yesterday, MMJ bounces back.
Mama’s Eyes (Justin Townes Earle) def. Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Justin Bieber/N’Sync), 80-68.5. Bieber fever didn’t last long in these parts. Actually, the popsters hung tough (hangin’ tough…NKOTB?) through the first 10 voters or so, before fading.
Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) def. Dashboard (Modest Mouse), 111-99.85. Modest Mouse wins today’s “Bad Luck in the First Round” award, posting the second-highest score of the day. We feel bad for a second, but remember, this tournament only has one winner. All but one song will be vanquished eventually. From Stevie’s track record with “Superstition” in the LTD tournament and Press’s coaching job in Last Band Standing, we know that Sir Duke is likely a force to be reckoned with.
Shine a Light (Wolf Parade) def. Thoughtless (Poor Old Lou), 83.7-72.5. Nice win for Wolf Parade, which lost in the first round a year ago with “I’ll Believe in Anything”.