In contrast to earlier rounds, four very clear winners emerged early and didn’t slip as the hours went on. Leading the charge was “Sir Duke,” who puts a pounding on “Mama’s Eyes.” Stevie Wonder claims a spot in the Sweet Sixteen with a score of 110.9-81.8. This song seems to wax and wane with voter respect- from a 7.93 field-leading average in the first round down to a 6.70 in the second, it bounces back to a 7.39 here.
“Baby Drugs” will thus have its work cut out for it, although for now it can rest another week on the laurels of the win over “All Eyes On You”- 99.7-92 here. By the way, Tristen’s last name is Gaspaderek and she is from Lansing, Illinois.
The rest of the winners all netted scores over 100, and next round will herald a battle of the late 00’s. “1901” comes out on top of “September” 107.15-98.5, while “Australia” has a clean defeat of Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” 105.3-91.9. Both songs get +7 averages, and this Sweet Sixteen match should be a good one.