This first day had no shortage of lead changes, and one match was even decided by less than a point- this is what it’s all about! 19 voters put in their opinions, which is a marked improvement from how the Round of 32 ended so hopefully we can keep voting and recruiting in the name of democratic music preferences.
High score and new dark horse of the tournament looks to be “Stubborn Love” by The Lumineers- it racks up 138.15 points against “Pink Moon”‘s 122. Further, this is the third consecutive round that it has bested its previous average- grabs a 7.27 here.
If there’s a match that looks to be exciting, it will be the next one for Stubborn Love. Queen wins its match over The Killers- “Killer Queen” over “All These Things I’ve Done” 132.2-128.35. However, Killer Queen’s average continues to slip and is down to a 6.96. Queen’s overall record in music tournament history is 28-3 though, so no matter what the next match should be pretty epic.
Closest win of the day goes to “Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise” which squeaks by “New Direction” 116.35-116.05. Aiko was in position to cast a deciding vote but it doesn’t look like she put a Black Lips score down, so the Avett Brothers survive.
Finally in another close one, Janelle Monae puts up a fight but ultimately succumbs to “Little Talks” by a score of 134.75-129.
Great, competitive match-ups all around to get things started. Excited to see who our other 12 survivors will be later this week!