Song Contest - BOTB 8 (Entries due 5/30!)

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 3:18 pm

Welcome to the EIGHTH BATTLE OF THE BEST! Time to separate the wheat from the rest of the wheat!

Submit your song via this FANCY FORM!


What is the MafiaScum Song Contest?

The MafiaScum Song Contest is a monthly (give or take) 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!

What is the Battle of the Best?

The Battle of the Best is a special contest, pitting previously entered artists ONLY against each other to see which artist comes out on top! Artists qualify for this contest by getting top 3 in a previous contest. You may not enter any artist that has not gotten top 3 in a past contest. Additionally, if an artist has gotten top 3 in a previous Battle of the Best, they are not eligible.

Please keep this in mind when submitting artists for Battle of the Best:

1. Reserved Countries ARE carried over from Song Contest 150.
2. You may enter an artist that another entrant first submitted, but entrants have priority to an artist they have previously submitted, regardless of time submitted.
3. All voting is done the same way as all previous contests.
4. New entrants will not be permitted - you must have entered the Song Contest at least once in the past to enter this one.
5. There will be no cuts. All entries will be eligible for consideration. You must still vote for your top 10, and you will still receive a 20 point penalty for not voting if you enter.

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.

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 allowed?

-Only artists that have received a top 3 placement in a previous song contest is eligible.
-Artists that have gotten top 3 in a previous BOTB are NOT eligible. (Artists that have been entered in a BOTB but not placed in the top 3 are fine.)
-You may not enter a song that has already been entered - it must be an unentered song from a previously entered artist.

Here is a convenient list!

And here are all previously entered songs!

Recommendation: Use the list of BotB-eligible artists to find an artist, then use the list of all previously entered songs to see which songs from that artist have already been entered.

Who can enter?

-Anyone who has entered at least one Song Contest already. If you have never entered a Song Contest but would like to participate, feel free to listen and vote - your votes will count!

Reserved Countries
Argentina
Armenia
Asgardia
Belarus
Canada
Central African Republic
Cote d'Ivoire
Denmark
Djibouti
Egypt
Germany
Greece
Guyana
Iceland
Liechtenstein
New Zealand
Russia
Seychelles
Singapore
South Korea
Spain
Sudan
Thailand
USA


Deadline for entries is midnight Pacific Time on Saturday, May 30.
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 3:18 pm

~Reserved for entries~
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 3:19 pm

Please review the first post — this is a Battle of the Best contest and thus the rules are different from regular contests.

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 3:49 pm

PogU BOTB



also typo in the list as it says elibile.
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 5:00 pm

can you please reformat the BotB table to have wider columns it's practically unreadable atm

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 5:03 pm

Let's see if I can set something right that has bothered me for a very long time.

(If you're wondering, because I was - the bands that have become eligible for BotB the most times while maintaining present eligibility are Moby and The Go! Team, only the former of which have been submitted by multiple people.)

(Also, nice, the song that got my attention while watching Celeste playthroughs is at the top of the list.)
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 5:30 pm

In post 4, Cyril wrote:can you please reformat the BotB table to have wider columns it's practically unreadable atm


done

(for the artist and song columns; i figured that was what you meant)

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 5:38 pm

yes that. excellent

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 6:00 pm

Ego because BotB
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 7:04 pm

Okay I recognize like two or three Artists from the list LOL.

Gotta check what I should submit.
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 7:06 pm

ego
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 7:27 pm

I have a surprising number of options. It may be time to choose an entry by throwing darts.
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 7:27 pm

In post 9, Tatsuya Kaname wrote:Okay I recognize like two or three Artists from the list LOL.
seriously

There are several artists I remember from previous contests where I'm like "yes!! time to go dive into--" and then I realize that while I gave them my 12 they actually came in like ninth and aren't eligible >_>
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 7:33 pm

I don't feel like I have an immediate barn burner of a song this contest that isn't a repeat of an artist that's already been submitted in BotB before, which is a bit disappointing. But also: the two artists in question were in BotB's that happened a long, long time ago. so who cares, actually

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 7:47 pm

HEY MOD, does that list of eligible artists have the ones that have won previous BotBs removed?

Asking because Florence + The Machine shouldn't be in there. (B5)
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 8:20 pm

Yes ego
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 9:46 pm

I just went down a 3 hour rabbit hole and decided not to go with my personal favourite from this band but one I think will have greater reach in the contest.

Tough decision!
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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 11:00 pm

In post 12, Vi wrote:
In post 9, Tatsuya Kaname wrote:Okay I recognize like two or three Artists from the list LOL.
seriously


Come on. I usually didn't listen that much to the western music. I mostly stick with J-Pop and Thai. Plus some of the mainstream artists. Trying to widen my collection here.
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 11:03 pm

Alright upon second pass to the list I recognize a bit more of them.
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Fri May 22, 2020 11:34 pm

I've been waiting to submit this song since the last time I submitted this band, I literally didn't submit this song the first time because I knew that they'd score well in the contest and I'd be able to submit this song in the BotB afterward. It's very uh Song Contest-core but it is just one of the most well-constructed songs I've personally heard on a like thematic/story level. It also has a fuckin sick guitar solo.
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Sat May 23, 2020 1:30 am

I got second last time, so now I can enter Stella like Parama eluded to and nobody can stop me.
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Sat May 23, 2020 5:01 am

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Sat May 23, 2020 5:58 am

In post 17, Tatsuya Kaname wrote:
In post 12, Vi wrote:
In post 9, Tatsuya Kaname wrote:Okay I recognize like two or three Artists from the list LOL.
seriously
Come on. I usually didn't listen that much to the western music. I mostly stick with J-Pop and Thai. Plus some of the mainstream artists. Trying to widen my collection here.
I meant that I had a similar reaction.
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Sat May 23, 2020 6:17 am

i never know what to submit in these
feels too soon for diggy diggy hole again
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Sat May 23, 2020 11:01 am

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