MafiaScum Idol Season 1 (And the winner is...)

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Post Post #575  (ISO)  » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:45 pm

I knew picking Eurovision first would bite me in the ass, but the more the merrier.

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Post Post #576  (ISO)  » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:45 pm

"You Know My Name" is probably the best Bond song and the best Bond opening sequence, attached to not the best movie but still a good movie.

I almost did "A View To A Kill", which is the second-best Bond song attached to the absolute worst Bond movie.
"I used to think that votes equaled pressure, too, back when I was alive. I've learned a lot since then. You know what does equal pressure? Pressure. Pressure equals pressure. Crazy, huh?"

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Post Post #577  (ISO)  » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:46 pm

I would have probably done Skyfall had my entry last round not basically been a rejected Bond theme.

Flubbernugget
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Post Post #578  (ISO)  » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:47 pm

I am super hype for this round tbh. Malk has been big on song choice, and I've been struggling to pick songs I think he will rate well. I'm super curious to see what he dishes out.

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Post Post #579  (ISO)  » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:48 pm

I tried doing the writing's on the wall and it was an absolute trainwreck. I got super lucky and found out on saturday the perfect drug was written for a movie

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Post Post #580  (ISO)  » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:19 pm

In post 578, Flubbernugget wrote:I am super hype for this round tbh. Malk has been big on song choice, and I've been struggling to pick songs I think he will rate well. I'm super curious to see what he dishes out.

Yep. Part of it is also the fun of finding out what Malkon sees as our niches.

toolenduso
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Post Post #581  (ISO)  » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:33 pm

Aw yay!

Also wow those are some twists coming down the pipe!
"Half of the game is figuring out who the scum is. The other half is convincing everyone else that you're right." -- PlaysWithSquirrels, in Newbie 437

"THIS IS SOLID BEER CAP LOGIC." -- LlamaFluff

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Post Post #582  (ISO)  » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:39 am

Okay I believe I have come up with a decent list of songs for you all. I will be sending them to you with explanations. It will be your job by Tuesday at 4pm to have listened to them, thought about it, and if you aren't good with the choices I've given you, feel free to write back to me what you would prefer I look for in a final song I pick. If you are good with the choices I gave you, congrats you don't have to wait for me to pick another song!

The next deadline is going to be a week from this Wednesday so people have time to sample every thing and we have time to sort everything out :)

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Post Post #583  (ISO)  » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:56 am

Initial song choice PMs are out.

Malkon05
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Post Post #584  (ISO)  » Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:56 am

Announcement: I've decided to change the amount of songs I will give if the request is given to 2 rather than 1 based on feedback given <3

Everything else remains the same.

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Post Post #585  (ISO)  » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:49 pm

Notes:

-The reason my voice is so much clearer this round is that I got a USB mic -- a cheap one, but still leaps and bounds better than my laptop's built-in mic. It's especially helpful that it came with a foam cover to help prevent those Ps and Bs from ruining things.
-It was a hugely different recording experience as a result of having the mic. For one thing it started picking up the speaker audio, which meant I had to wear earphones to play the track instead of listening to it out of the computer while singing. It allowed me to sing with less volume, which gave me more style options. The biggest thing is that it was picking up on every little thing I did so much more clearly that it really forced me to play closer attention to how I was singing and be more conscious of the little things.
-I was surprised to find that the hardest part of that song for me was the rhythm. It's got some weirdness in there, and moments when things don't start when you expect them to. With that last three words, for example, I couldn't figure out the right way to place them until the very last take, which is the one I submitted.
-I had the song in mind for a few rounds because my wife and I randomly decided to watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory a little while ago and I had forgotten how much I liked that song. It's really very beautiful, both musically and lyrically. And Gene Wilder brought so much personality to it.
-Malkon wasn't kidding when he said this was a great round, damn! They were all really good. My favorite pieces were the softer bits in Flub's, the highest notes in HC's and the downward-falling vocal flourishes in Mina's (hope you know what I mean, that's the best way I know how to describe them).
-I had no idea Nine Inch Nails wrote a song for a Lynch movie, but it also does not surprise me in the slightest.
-I find myself both happy that nobody had to be cut this round and scared of the double cut coming this next round.
"Half of the game is figuring out who the scum is. The other half is convincing everyone else that you're right." -- PlaysWithSquirrels, in Newbie 437

"THIS IS SOLID BEER CAP LOGIC." -- LlamaFluff

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Post Post #586  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:54 am

Just a reminder today is the last day to reach out to me if you wish to have 2 replacement songs if the first 3 (or 4 toolenduso) aren't working for ya :)

Please be very detailed as to what you think you would prefer if this is the case so I have some parameters to help you in picking those replacements.

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Post Post #587  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:42 pm

Official deadline for the round is next Wednesday at 4pm PDT/7pm EDT.

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Post Post #588  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:54 pm

A 24 hour extension has been requested for the round and I'm going to grant it.

New Deadline is Thursday.

Malkon05
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Post Post #589  (ISO)  » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:26 pm

Hello everyone.

Given recent events in the state of Oregon where I am from, I may need to evacuate. As a result, I'm going to go ahead and postpone this round. I'll let you all know when/if the situation lets up.

I'm sorry. I gotta focus on me and my family first.

If any of you want to spend time to make your entries better, go for it. I don't know when this will pick up.

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Post Post #590  (ISO)  » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:29 pm

stay safe malkon!

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Post Post #591  (ISO)  » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:46 pm

Oh man, I'm sorry Malkon. Hope it turns out all right.
"Half of the game is figuring out who the scum is. The other half is convincing everyone else that you're right." -- PlaysWithSquirrels, in Newbie 437

"THIS IS SOLID BEER CAP LOGIC." -- LlamaFluff

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Post Post #592  (ISO)  » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:49 pm

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the delay and thank you for bearing with us West Coasters while we go through some shit.

Long story short, I am completely out of the evac zone entirely at this point as is the rest of my family.

As such, I feel confident re-opening this back up. I'm going to give everyone until next Wednesday at 4pm PDT/7pm EDT to provide their submissions. If you already previously submitted, you don't need to do anything, though you are welcome to re-submit if you decide you like another take prior to the deadline :)

Thank you for your patience.

~Malk

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Post Post #593  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:06 am

so is someone set to sing ashes to ashes or

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Post Post #594  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:43 am

imagine if this fire shit happened during the gender bender round

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Post Post #595  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:42 am

Yay!
"Half of the game is figuring out who the scum is. The other half is convincing everyone else that you're right." -- PlaysWithSquirrels, in Newbie 437

"THIS IS SOLID BEER CAP LOGIC." -- LlamaFluff

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Post Post #596  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:03 am

I am allowing a 3 hour extension.

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Post Post #597  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:03 pm

Okay I have all entries that I am going to receive, so I'll have my judging thoughts posted soon. In addition to my comments, I will also have the link to voting and explain how it will work <3

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Post Post #598  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:20 pm

I am hype

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Post Post #599  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:31 pm

Hello Contestants and for the first time Hello Audience!!!

We have an exciting line up for the first ever MS Idol voting round! Sadly, one contestant has opted not to submit and therefore has chosen to withdraw from the contest. Thank you for participating, you were a delight to have and it is sad to see you go. You genuinely brought a smile to my face every single time.

As a result of this, 3 contestants are now vying for your vote. The way this round works is that I have already given out 3 scores, a 10, a 9.7 and a 9.6. The Audience will then cast votes for who they want to see go to the finale. The person with the top most amount of votes will receive 10 points, the second most will receive 9.5 points, and the contestant with the least votes will receive a 9.

At the end of this, I will total up the two scores and the 2 contestants with the highest total score will move onto the finale.

First off let's reveal who left the competition and who is competing for your votes:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing


And now let's get to how to vote. Here are rules and submission guidelines:

1. You cannot be a current contestant in MS Idol. (aka none of the 3 semi-finalists)
2. You cannot be an alternate account. (just please don't make me deal with that I'm one person)
3. You cannot vote more than once.
4. In order to vote, PM me via mafiascum to obtain YOUR UNIQUE CODE.
5. Once you have YOUR UNIQUE CODE, you can fill out the following google doc: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... sp=sf_link
6. It would be best if you didn't announce who you voted for...for suspense! But I ultimately cannot stop you. Please vote for the contestant you believe should be in the finale based on your own voting criteria.
7. You have 72 hours as of this post in order to get your votes in.
8. Once votes are in, I will tally them up and do one final set of vetting before I announce the results.

Good luck to our 3 contestants, you are all very great singers!!!!!!!

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