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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:22 am

Welcome to the One Hundred and Nineteenth Song Contest! More prestigious than the annual cheese rolling race.

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
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Ecuador
Greece
Hungary
Latvia
Lebanon
Macau
Netherlands
Scotland
Seychelles
Slovenia
USA



Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, June 16.


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 (Save the Dragons)

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 SC118: implosion, Harambey180
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:23 am

Entries!
Votes are due on Sunday, July 1 at 11:59 p.m. (23:59) Pacific Time!


Use this form to submit your votes!

Burkina Faso

NAVA - Ritual

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Croatia

Frank Turner - Little Changes

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Sealand

The Elms - Nothin' To Do With Love

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Hungary

Richard Thompson - King of Bohemia

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Italy

Aldous Harding - Horizon

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Greece

Lemaitre - Rocket Girl

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USA

Dance Gavin Dance - Count Bassy

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Portugal

Bleachers - I Wanna Get Better

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Liechtenstein

Bo En - Money Won't Pay

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Ecuador

NOFX - Jaw, Knee, Music

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Djibouti

Home Free - Honey, I'm Good

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Lebanon

Shibayan Records - Descending from the Skies She Appears as a Goddess

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Slovenia

Amaranthe - 1,000,000 Lightyears

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North Korea

Miles Davis - Oleo

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Mali

Miles Kane - Don't Forget Who You Are

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Nauru

Kid Fresino - Coincedence

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Central African Republic

David Bowie - Station to Station

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Macedonia

Mason Jennings - Crown

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Bhutan

Desa - A Toast at Wonders' Wake

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Macau

OOHYO - Youth (NIGHT)

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:28 am

Entered! Also completely forgot that I won a contest once...
Shitlord.

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:39 am

Just to make everyone who hasn't noticed aware that this contest is 1 week deadline too so don't put your entries off for later
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:50 am

Sent.

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:56 am

i sended a thingy
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:18 am

Still gotta find a new song.
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:04 am

Did your dreams die young, were they too hard won
Did you reach too high and fall

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:46 pm

First!

I totally enteredfirst guys!!!

They'll never know I haven't picked a song yet!
Good work Ari!
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:34 pm

ego
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it's time for the CHIVE to ARRIVE

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:32 am

ego
beep beep im a jeep

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:06 pm

I entered a thing that has no chance of winning!
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:48 pm

I also actually entered this time :)

Tho my hope is always ~5th. I don't expect to win but I really enjoy the music sharing!
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Yup, def pretty sure I'm retiring from Mafia this time...

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:12 am

In post 11, toolenduso wrote:I entered a thing that has no chance of winning!
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:15 am

Submitting something I only recently came across for this one, but been enjoying it a lot.

It is almost certainly trash, however.

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:28 am

just found this great japanese rap
get a warrant

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:07 am

fuckin hell the one week deadlines creep up fast

entered something last minute so it's probably too popular of an artist to do well but fuckit tbh
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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:50 am

i still felt it dragged
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:04 pm

Reminder: entries are due by midnight Pacific time tonight!

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:26 pm

I knee jerk entered an artist that appeared on youtube I'd never heard before :/
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:42 am

last minute entered some k-indie, like my usual vibe!
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:58 am

Entries are up!

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:57 am

Ego
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GTKAS

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:15 am

Wait....frank turner hasn't won before?
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:52 am

only second place according to the list
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