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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:29 am

Welcome to the One Hundred and Twenty Third Song Contest! Stay ahile and listen!

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
Djibouti
Estonia
Hungary
Iceland
Kiribati
Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Slovenia
USA



Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, September 10.


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 (Parama)

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 SC122: Everybody voted!
Last edited by Song Contest on Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:15 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:29 am

Entries!
Votes are due on Monday, September 24 at 11:59 p.m. (23:59) Pacific Time!


Use this form to submit your votes!

Iceland

Zeal & Ardor - You Ain't Coming Back

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Lebanon

Bella Morte - Fall No More

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USA

Alkaline Trio - Throw Me To The Lions

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Hungary
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Counting Crows - Amy Hit the Atmosphere

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Lithuania

Arctic Monkeys - Old Yellow Bricks

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Liechtenstein

Art Garfunkel - Waters of March

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Sudan

Bill Wurtz - And the Day Goes On

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Central African Republic

Franz Ferdinand - 40'

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Tanzania

Pomplamoose - A Bad Mashup

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Slovenia

Turisas - Venetoi! - Prasinoi!

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Macau
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Mitski - First Love / Late Spring

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Egypt

Toadies - Sweetness

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Belarus

The Paper Chase - What I'd Be Without Me

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Burkina Faso

Pongo - Tambulaya

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Norway

boy pablo - Losing You

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Ireland

Ben Howard - Small Things

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Philippines

Pentagon - SHINE

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Bhutan

Jlin - Black Origami

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Macedonia

paniyolo - Aina

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Latvia

Solar Fake - Under The Skies

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Ukraine

Tech N9ne (and others) - Worldwide Choppers

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Hong Kong

Arion ft Elize Ryd - At The Break of Dawn

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:19 pm

In post 22, Parama wrote:This reminds me that I need to send Zeal & Ardor next contest though.
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:28 pm

Ego/congrats Parama!
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:36 am

Ego
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GTKAS

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:22 am

can we have a decent sized contest this time please thank you
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:01 pm

Can't believe this band has never been submitted before

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:53 pm

last time I submitted "Waters of March" by Tom Jobim and Elis Regina. this time I'm submitting a completely different song

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:48 am

Gonna be gone for a while starting Thursday, so I submitted a song I absolutely know will not win but I still think people should hear.
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:10 pm

Due to a low entry count, I'm pushing the entry deadline back to 11:59 Pacific Time on Wednesday, 12th September.

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:25 pm

egg

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:04 pm

goddammit y'all
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:37 am

I'm just here filling up space.

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:29 am

/ego because I want to submit when I get home from work today
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:02 pm

ego
BRASIL BRASIL BRASIL BRRRRR
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:47 pm

mine's in :D
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:43 pm

Guess I should submit then! I vaguely remembered a 9/10 deadline and was too lazy then, but I am less lazy now!

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:15 am

Reminder: entries are due by midnght Pacific time tonight!

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:32 pm

how many entries do we have
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:02 pm

Uhh if its not up in the morning I'll throw in. Not at my comp atm and the links from mobile go wacky sometimes
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:00 pm

Entries are up!

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:07 pm

I forgot this morning.

Sorry everyone!
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Yup, def pretty sure I'm retiring from Mafia this time...

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:26 pm

Egypt –Ahh, one of these kind of rock bands that were more interested in being “weird” than writing songs with actual hooks or riffs with any power to them. Like this just all sounds… off. I’ve never liked this kind of rock and doubt I ever will. (MEDIOCRE)

Hong Kong – I don’t really have anything to say about this. It’s the same symphonic metal song I’ve heard a billion times over, by an artist who’s probably trying to rip off Ayreon somewhat with a name like that (at the very least the female vocalist sounds kinda like Anneke so it’s halfway there). It’s fine. That’s all I can really say. (AVERAGE)

Macedonia – I mean, it’s nice enough, I can’t complain about it, but it’s more an interlude than a full song. I can’t really get invested in something lacking any depth whatsoever, but I don’t mind it. (AVERAGE)

Iceland – This album as a whole is kind of a disaster of a complete, disjointed mess, but there’s a few killer tunes on here & the concept itself definitely really works when it does work. I really doubt another album of this kind of stuff would work or stay fresh though.

Burkina Faso – I listened all the way through this but I don’t really know why. There’s not a single thing about that appeals to me, it’s cluttered and noisy, it lacks any coherent melody, it’s just a dance song that doesn’t have any intention of being anything deeper and thus it holds no value to me.

Central African Republic – Can’t believe Davsto has finally discovered music that came out this millennium. This is kind of in the same vein as the Toadies song but pretty much better in every way, there’s actually a hook and some solid groove to this one. It doesn’t really connect with me though, it’s just, a totally fine song. Probably the best in this set so far, unfortunately. (AVERAGE)

In post 22, Parama wrote:Lebanon – Yyeeeah this is the kind of 80’s synth stuff that does absolutely nothing for me. Nothing else to say about it. Don’t mind listening to it but that’s about the nicest thing I can say. (MEDIOCRE)


Lithuania – Better than Toadies, not as good as Franz Ferdinand. All of these songs are cut from the exact same cloth though. (AVERAGE)


not off to a great start here
can't believe i got post 22 talking about the exact same Lebanon song two threads in a row
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:02 am

Macau isn't available in my country, here's an unrestricted version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovFVapCtMHo

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:51 am

Hungry wasn't available to me, the URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJFXeWULaK0 works.

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