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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:34 pm

Welcome to the One Hundred and Twenty Fourth Song Contest! Now based out of an Austrian abbey!

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

Belarus
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Egypt
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Latvia
Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Macau
Macedonia
Norway
Philippines
Slovenia
Tanzania
Ukraine
USA



Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, October 8.


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 (calefdwitch)

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 SC123: Nosferatu, Marquis, toolenduso, notachipmunk
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:34 pm

Entries!
Votes are due on Saturday, October 27 at 11:59 p.m. (23:59) Pacific Time!


Use this form to submit your votes!

Spain

Juliana Hatfield - I See You

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Tanzania
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Sorrow Estate - Pitter Patter

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Greenland

Keaton Henson - Small Hands

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USA

In No Hurry To Shout - Noise

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Liechtenstein

Raychel Jay - I don't like u

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Djibouti

Hot Chip - I Feel Better

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Hungary

Vienna Boys Choir - Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

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South Korea

Moby - Extreme Ways

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Kenya

Dimash Kudaibergenov - SOS of an Earthly Being in Distress

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Italy

The Megas - The Message From Dr. Light/Level Select

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Byzantium

Jack Stauber - Lima Bean Man

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Lebanon
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And One - Military Fashion Show

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Egypt

Zammuto - My Dog's Eyes

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Ecuador
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Haken - Puzzle Box

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Burkina Faso

Farao - Lula Loves You

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Hong Kong

The Greatest Showman (Movie/Cast) - The Greatest Show

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United Kingdom
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CHVRCHES - The Mother We Share

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Madagascar

Secret Service - Oh Susie

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Central African Republic
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Adrian Belew - Pretty Pink Rose

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Bhutan

Nujabes - Blessing It - Remix

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:50 pm

ego..this is gonna be a shiort one
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:06 pm

Gonna enter something awful for a change

Haha jk how about some upbeat rock stuff so y'all don't fall asleep
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:15 pm

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:58 pm

Hey, out of curiosity, toolend both gets priority in eligibility to enter and is barred from entering. Does one trump the other?
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:02 pm

two contests ago I submitted "Waters of March" by Tom Jobim and Elis Regina, and last time I submitted "Waters of March" by Art Garfunkel. this time I'm submitting a completely different song

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:25 pm

In post 6, xyzzy wrote:two contests ago I submitted "Waters of March" by Tom Jobim and Elis Regina, and last time I submitted "Waters of March" by Art Garfunkel. this time I'm submitting a completely different song
Not suspicious at all!
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:39 pm

oceans of april
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:43 am

weeb shit is a go. the last 30 seconds of the video which is obviously a different song is obviously a different song.
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:45 am

In post 5, Aristophanes wrote:Hey, out of curiosity, toolend both gets priority in eligibility to enter and is barred from entering. Does one trump the other?

priority means that if he enters, he won't be cut, barred from entering means he can't enter in the first place. So he can't enter, but if he could, he wouldn't be cut.
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:10 am

tool is also away for this contest, so not having a huge impact this time around.

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:23 am

e g o
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:20 am

I HAVE RETURNED FROM THE WILDERNESS WITH A SONG
If I am only for myself, what am I?

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:31 am

Like a 2018 bon iver
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:44 pm

The song I submitted is absolutely genius

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:42 am

Reminder: entries are due by midnight Pacific time on Monday!

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:13 pm

Entering my first repeat artist, because I'm in love with this song. I'm so looking forward for her new album!


I also find the song name amusing and ironically relevant considering Brazil's ongoing presidential elections. #elenĂ£o

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:16 am

rabble
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:50 am

oh right I forgot to send & I'm at work now too lazy to pick something so whatevs see y'all next time maybe
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:05 pm

You have time! :)
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:37 am

mine actually has the vocals of David Bowie but the "artist" is still considered to be the person under whom I'm entering it

Just to clarify in case anyone thinks the vocalist is trying too hard to sound like Bowie
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:57 am

if you haven't started already. use the last thing I sent, please.
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:51 pm

In post 21, Davsto wrote:mine actually has the vocals of David Bowie but the "artist" is still considered to be the person under whom I'm entering it

Just to clarify in case anyone thinks the vocalist is trying too hard to sound like Bowie

Noted! :)
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:47 am

I am back. Gonna put up entries.
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