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Covers Tournament: Elite Eight, Day 2 Results

Cut down the nets, the bracket for the Final Four is set. Our last two finalists have made it through and will face off against one another in what’s sure to be a hotly contested match-up. The results of our … Continue reading

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Elite 8: Day 2

We’ve got a pretty quick turn around from the Sweet Sixteen to the Elite Eight. With less than twenty four hours between listens for many of you, the two songs that advance to the big dance will have to earn … Continue reading

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Round of 32: Day 3 Results

The results are in and the favorites have survived. We had one close match, three songs with average scores over seven (Valerie, Won’t Back Down and Mad World), and one song making the wall of 10’s (Won’t Back Down). Going … Continue reading

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Round of 32: Day 3

Welcome to the second half of the round of 32. You probably know all of today’s songs pretty well by now, so that doesn’t leave much for me to write. I could tell you how Amy Winehouse and Chan Marshall … Continue reading

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Covers Tournament: Round of 64, Day 4 Results

Good readers, in case there was any lingering doubt, tonight provides ample proof that every vote counts. Two contests came down to the final submission and one margin of victory was particularly close. At the end of the day though, … Continue reading

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Covers Tournament: Round of 64, Day 4

Welcome back to our nominator-curated Round of 64 where today’s theme, as has been the case in much of the tournament, is Beatles, Beatles Everywhere (three of today’s songs are by the Fab Four and a fourth was co-written by … Continue reading

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Covers Tournament: Round of 128, Day 11 Results

Wow. We had some serious high flyers in this round and a couple of contests that could have gone either way. Five of our contestants had scores above 6.85 and three had scores above seven, putting them in the top … Continue reading

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Covers Tournament: Round of 128, Day 11

Hopefully everyone enjoyed a lovely fall weekend (for those of you not on the east coast, you missed a beaut’). Mondays after lovely weekends tend to suck, which is why I thought it was particularly important to pick out tunes … Continue reading

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Covers Tournament: Round of 128, Day 6 Results

Round six is officially behind us, but it leaves us with a serious contender and a new high score, at least for now. Once again, a Nirvana acoustic cover proved popular with the voting public, as The Man Who Sold … Continue reading

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Covers Tournament: Round of 128, Day 6

Voters, welcome to the working week- unless of course you happen to be a public servant like myself or a very devout observer of Italian/conquest-themed holidays, in which case you’re knee deep in a three day weekend. Today’s matchups, while … Continue reading

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