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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Wed May 16, 2018 10:54 am

Welcome to the One Hundred and Eighteenth Song Contest! Due to abuse of the system, breadsticks are no longer free.

Submit your song via this FANCY FORM!


What is the MafiaScum Song Contest?

The MafiaScum Song Contest is a competition modeled after the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It's a means to gain exposure to new music through the tastes of your peers, like it or not. Those that enter must also vote for the people they are running against based on how much they like the songs. Everyone picks an alias in the form of a country (any one of your choosing) and sends in a song that they like in order to expose it to the other contestants. After voting, they are tallied in the thread and a winner is named. No matter who wins, everyone wins by gaining new knowledge of songs, artists, albums and genres of music in the process!

List of Previously Entered Songs

How to Participate in the Song Contest:

1. Find a song that you like on any internet medium that isn't restricted or private.

2. Submit it via the form linked above!

3. Wait until I reveal the entries. You may or may not be cut (as stated at the end of this post).

4. Once entries are revealed, you will rank your top 10 countries! You will do this via a Google Form link to be provided later. The point values are as follows:

12 points - 1st
10 - 2nd
8 - 3rd
7 - 4th
6 - 5st
5 - 6th
4 - 7th
3 - 8th
2 - 9th
1 - 10th


Please rate fairly by giving all countries a listen. You may not vote for yourself. Everyone, regardless of entry or cut status, may vote, so you can still participate even if you chose not to enter or if you got cut! However, if those that entered and are accepted do not vote, they will get a 20 point penalty and be banned from entering in the next contest, so please consider that before entering.

5. Wait for results. It's that simple!

What entries are/aren't allowed?

In order to eliminate bias, certain entries based on previous performance are banned. After dozens of contests and a following of a vague "Code of Ethics" by the Song Contest population, there have been so many entries that a rule system is now in place as to what can and cannot be entered. Please refer to the list of entered songs linked above and CTRL+F your artist AND song name to make sure it isn't included in the following list.

What isn't allowed?

-You cannot enter an artist that has won ANY contest in the past, no matter how far away that contest is.
-You cannot enter an artist that has been entered in the last 15 contests.
-You cannot enter a song that has been entered before, regardless of placement. (You can enter a cover or different version of that song.) For example: You cannot enter in "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes, but you can enter in "The Hardest Button to Button" by The White Stripes.
-You cannot enter an artist that has gotten Top 3 in a Battle of the Best. For example: You may not enter anything by the Doves, as they got 2nd in a BotB.
-You cannot enter something that is not a "song". We generally interpret this term very loosely, but here are some examples:

Things considered a song: Anything created with an actual artist and song title that is INTENDED for the listener, even if it's painful to listen or even if there's nothing included (Examples: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit, Eminem - Lose Yourself, Barney - I Love You, John Cage - 4'33, Sunn 0))) - 0))) Bow 1, etc.)

Things not considered a song: Anything without an artist or title, a video clip of something random, a comedy routine (unless it's an actual song a la Stephen Lynch), a large square wave, an animal barking, total silence not being attributed to an artist, etc. (Examples: A clip of Louis CK's Shameless, an ibex screeching, a clip of a game show, a clip of someone screaming, etc.)

I will let you know if your entry does not meet the criteria of a "song," but it should be fairly obvious.

What IS allowed, then?

-You can enter an artist that has gotten 2nd or lower at least 15 contests ago, as long as you do not repeat a song.
-You can enter an artist that got top 3 in a song contest, unless it won that contest or also got top 3 in a Battle of the Best.
-You can enter a different version of a song entered before, such as a cover (or the original if the cover was entered first). For example, Johnny Cash's "Hurt" has already been entered, but you can still enter Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt".

Other than that, you're good! If your entry violates one of these rules, you'll have until the deadline to fix it or we reserve the right to deny your entry (as if you haven't entered one at all) due to time constraints.

Reserved Countries
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Czech Republic
Djibouti
Ecuador
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Jordan
Latvia
Lebanon
Seychelles
Slovenia
USA



Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, May 23.


If we get more than 26 entries, the 26 participants in the competition will be decided based on the following criteria:

1. First-time entrants

2. Last winner (Shadoweh)

3. Current Song Contest Team (toolenduso and JurgenVW)

4. Any entrant who was cut in the period of the last 3 contests (except those cut for not voting) and has not used their guaranteed bid.
3 Contests remaining: Nobody!
2 Contests remaining: Nobody!
1 Contest remaining: Nobody!


5. Everyone else

Anyone who does not make the cut is guaranteed a spot in one of the next 3 contests.

The following people will be ineligible to enter for not voting in SC117: xRECKONERx, N, TheWayItEnds
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Wed May 16, 2018 10:54 am

Entries!
Votes are due on Thursday, June 7 at 11:59 p.m. (23:59) Pacific Time!


Use this form to submit your votes!

Netherlands

BLØF - Zoutelande

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USA

Bilmuri - Dank

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Hungary

Ceca - Već viđeno

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Slovenia

The Murder of My Sweet - Loud as a Whisper

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Ecuador

Alison Wonderland - Church

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Lebanon
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Mesh - Adjust Your Set (Club Mix)

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Latvia

Lacrimas Profundere - Ave End

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Burkina Faso

The Hanged Man - The Island

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Macau

Daniel Caesar - Japanese Denim

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Venezuela

Finch - What It Is to Burn

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Seychelles

Wolf Parade - Ghost Pressure

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Central African Republic

Caravan - C'thlu Thlu

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Scotland

Josh Garrels - Born Again

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Greece

Apoptygma Berzerk - Kathy's Song

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The following people were randomly cut from this contest and will receive a guaranteed bid valid for the next three contests (see OP for more detail): Nobody was cut!
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Wed May 16, 2018 10:55 am

Announcements


We are giving shorter deadlines a try. Starting with this contest, you will only have one week to enter your songs. This may or may not become permanent, depending on how things go. Let us know if you have any opinions about this; feedback will help us make decisions in the future about the format of the contest.


Also, we are switching to a more truly co-moderated system. Starting with the last contest, JurgenVW will run odd-numbered contests and toolenduso will run even-numbered ones, until such time as one of us goes on vacation and screws up the system.

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Wed May 16, 2018 11:05 am

Submitted.

This must be a new record for the fastest submission ever??
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Wed May 16, 2018 11:06 am

Ego for the music
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Wed May 16, 2018 11:10 am

In post 3, Harambey180 wrote:Submitted.

This must be a new record for the fastest submission ever??


You win the Speedy Gonzalez award!

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Wed May 16, 2018 9:51 pm

my song is dank
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Wed May 16, 2018 11:18 pm

not entering but this is prob what i would've sent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXbqC6MEIA8
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Sun May 20, 2018 7:07 pm

If you were to enter you'd have to provide an alternate link. Also also, you should enter, or at least listen to the entries. I'm entering something that I think you could actually... I won't say "like", but make you think "It didn't blow me away, but it's not bad, I guess?", maybe?

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Sun May 20, 2018 7:08 pm

yeah i know that's blocked in the US but i can't be bothered to find an alt link since i'm not entering
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Sun May 20, 2018 7:15 pm

It doesn't appear as blocked in the region checker, in the US nor in Europe, it's just not available.

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Sun May 20, 2018 7:19 pm

i see it just fine shrug.
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Sun May 20, 2018 7:20 pm

In post 10, SnowStorm wrote:It doesn't appear as blocked in the region checker, in the US nor in Europe, it's just not available.
And more importantly, it's not working in Canada either!
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Sun May 20, 2018 7:22 pm

it's a - topic video, y'all
the song is amendfoil - quicksand if you wanna spotify it yourself or something
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Mon May 21, 2018 12:00 am

ego
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Mon May 21, 2018 11:13 am

Reminder: This contest has a shorter entry deadline, so songs are due by the end of Wednesday!

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Mon May 21, 2018 8:43 pm

submitted a song ive been obsessed with :)
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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Mon May 21, 2018 11:26 pm

ofc im banned when the short deadlines happen
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Tue May 22, 2018 7:32 am

In post 17, xRECKONERx wrote:ofc im banned when the short deadlines happen


Hey it'll still be short next contest. And bc of the short deadline it won't be as long to next contest!

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Wed May 23, 2018 8:35 am

Reminder: Entries are due by the end of today!

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Thu May 24, 2018 9:58 am

Entries are posted! Voting form will be put up later today.

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Thu May 24, 2018 10:08 am

rip
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Thu May 24, 2018 1:09 pm

Latvia wasn't available for me but found an alternate link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxH108V-8mU
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Thu May 24, 2018 5:06 pm

Almost forgot this
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Thu May 24, 2018 5:45 pm

Man I haven’t listened to mesh in such a long time. I love them!
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