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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:51 am

Welcome to the One Hundred and Twenty Fifth Song Contest! Please take off your shoes before entering.

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

Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Djibouti
Ecuador
Egypt
Greenland
Hong Kong
Hungary
Italy
Kenya
Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Madagascar
South Korea
Spain
Tanzania
United Kingdom
USA



Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, November 6.


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 SC123: rb and Psyche
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:51 am

Entries!
Votes are due on Tuesday, November 20 at 11:59 p.m. (23:59) Pacific Time!


Use this form to submit your votes!

Macau

LOONA - Egoist

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Hungary

Nataša Bekvalac - Nikotin

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Belarus

Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

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Lebanon

Mystery Skulls - Money

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Slovenia

Mayday Parade - Terrible Things

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Qatar

Nicole Westbrook - It's Thanksgiving

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The Federated States of Micronesia

Nothing But Thieves - What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?

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Greenland

Wintergatan - Dr Wily's Castle/Mega Man 2

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Hong Kong

Horsedick.mpeg - Suck My Dick

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Spain

The Allman Brothers Band - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

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Liechtenstein

My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade

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Saudi Arabia

Imogen Heap - The Walk

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USA

Cat Company - Morpheus The Black

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Djibouti

Matthew Mole - Take Yours, I'll Take Mine

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Kuwait

Watsky - Sloppy Seconds

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Tanzania

Lily Allen - 22

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Ecuador

Rave the Reqviem - Are You Happy Now, Fidelio?

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Ivory Coast

Sá, Rodrix & Guarabyra - Dona

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Portugal

Father John Misty - Mr. Tillman

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Bhutan

Haruomi Hosono - Sports Men

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Sudan

Animals as Leaders - The Woven Web

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:12 am

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:52 am

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I probably am not gonna enter for real this time but we'll see
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:33 pm

You were with a girl, i happened to see you yesterday
you're the same as always, lighting one up after another
Oh why am I not a cigarette to you, without a filter
I would just walk from your fingers to your lips

Like nicotine you still pulse through my veins
I still love you, know that I never stopped
Like nicotine, you're killing me slowly
Because I'm long addicted to your lips

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:35 pm

i'll see about it this time but i'm a very busy laddie nowadays
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:49 pm

ego
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:49 pm

This isn't a seasonal song, but if it were this would be the time for it.

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:25 am

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:40 am

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:13 pm

In post 7, Scigatt wrote:This isn't a seasonal song, but if it were this would be the time for it.


I hope it's not spooky cause most of us aren't gonna hear it until thanksgiving.
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:39 pm

I have returned
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:10 pm

In post 10, Panzerjager wrote:I hope it's not spooky cause most of us aren't gonna hear it until thanksgiving.
Nah, it's not like that, though it could be called haunting.

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:00 am

I almost entered Carly Rae Jepsen's new song because it's very fucking good, but instead I picked an older song that I knew about but had never actually heard until a few days ago. I'm very curious how it will perform.

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:32 am

Reminder: Entries are due by the end of tomorrow night!

Huh. Didn't occur to me that I scheduled it on the same day as the U.S. midterm elections.

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:28 pm

tool is a russian infiltrator making sure that people are busy entering songs for the contest last minute instead of going out to vote
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:33 pm

Reminder: VOTE YOU BASTARDS

Unless you're voting Republican, then for literally the sake of the world please stay home
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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:49 pm

In post 16, Parama wrote:Do what I want you to or you're nothing to me!

Fixed.
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:55 pm

In post 16, Parama wrote:Reminder: VOTE YOU BASTARDS

Unless you're voting Republican, then for literally the sake of the world please stay home

if you don't vote, you lose 20 points and can't participate in the next Song Contest.

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:21 pm

In post 18, xyzzy wrote:
In post 16, Parama wrote:Reminder: VOTE YOU BASTARDS

Unless you're voting Republican, then for literally the sake of the world please stay home

if you don't vote, you lose 20 points and can't participate in the next Song Contest.
Unless you don't enter
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:28 pm

In post 17, KuroiXHF wrote:
In post 16, Parama wrote:Do what I want you to or you're nothing to me!

Fixed.

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:52 pm

I already voted, but the whole message of, "It's your civic duty to vote and so you must! (but Republicans are exempt because I don't want what/who they're voting for!)" is really ridiculous and backwards.
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:29 am

This really doesn't need to be another politics thead. >_> I entered something that I hope Parama-sempai doesn't sneer at :ohdear:
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:10 am

In post 21, KuroiXHF wrote:I already voted, but the whole message of, "It's your civic duty to vote and so you must! (but Republicans are exempt because I don't want what/who they're voting for!)" is really ridiculous and backwards.


It's one thing when a rando does it and an entirely different thing when the President is tweeting the same sentiment but in reverse.

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:35 am

In post 22, Shadoweh wrote:This really doesn't need to be another politics thead. >_> I entered something that I hope Parama-sempai doesn't sneer at :ohdear:

i am skipping this contest entirely so do whatever

but republicans? can die, for all i care. there is no way to be both a republican and a good person
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