Song Contest 127 (Results posted!)

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:26 pm

Welcome to the One Hundred and Twenty Seventh Song Contest! A welcome respite from seasonal singalongs.

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

Andorra
Australia
Bhutan
Djibouti
Egypt
Finland
Greenland
Hungary
Iceland
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Macau
Republic of South Ossetia
Slovenia
South Korea
Taiwan
Tanzania
The Federated States of Micronesia
USA



Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, January 7.


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 (Panzerjager)

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 SC126: caledfwitch, wgeurts
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:27 pm

Entries!
Votes are due on Monday, January 21 at 11:59 p.m. (23:59) Pacific Time!


Use this form to submit your votes!

Finland

Dark Sarah - Dance with the Dragon

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Greenland

Linkin Park - Primo (I'll Be Gone - Longform 2010 Demo)

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Hungary

Dmitry Kormann - Anemonae

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Slovenia

Dark Moor - Devil in the Tower

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South Korea

The Blackout - Higher and Higher

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Monaco

t.A.T.u. - All The Things She Said

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Estonia

Maggie Lindemann - Pretty Girl (Paul Gannon Bootleg)

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Syria

Between the Buried and Me - Specular Reflection

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USA

Toki Asako - Shadow Monster

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Egypt

Jacob Collier - Ocean Wide, Canyon Deep

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Liechtenstein

Bad Lip Reading - Don't Stare at the Sun

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North Korea

SHINee - Lucifer

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Bhutan

Yunomi - 銀河鉄道のペンギン

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Northern Ireland

MONDO GROSSO - ラビリンス

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Iceland

Hail Spirit Noir - The Mermaid

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Australia

Hermitude (featuring Bibi Bourelly) - Stupid World

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Poland

Murder by Death - Rumbrave

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:27 pm

Note: the entry deadline has been extended for over the holiday period. They'll return to normal next contest.

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:06 pm

We can't reuse the same country names as before, I take it? D:

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:48 pm

In post 3, MiniDeathStar wrote:We can't reuse the same country names as before, I take it? D:

exactly the opposite, you have the country name you used last contest reserved for this one
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:58 pm

i'll enter another song that i genuinely like, and it'll score the same as the troll entries again. lets go
you havent done fucking anything ever in this game.
if this is your towngame you should be embarrassed, feel bad and promptly stop signing up for games. -- Gorkington

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:40 am

Oh I googled for a type of music hoping it would exist and found that it did exist and it sounds as wonderful as I hoped it would
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:03 am

I knew what I was going to submit for this contest, then I forgot.

Good thing I have a while to remember.

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:11 pm

The champ is here
viewtopic.php?f=86&t=71172
Cooldog was not banned for this post. Antisemitism is ok on Mafiascum.

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:58 am

The not-champ is here
"Half of the game is figuring out who the scum is. The other half is convincing everyone else that you're right." -- PlaysWithSquirrels, in Newbie 437

"THIS IS SOLID BEER CAP LOGIC." -- LlamaFluff

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:26 am

Just bumping so I remember that this exists in a week
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:46 am

I submitted a song that is good. it probably won't win but I hope it gets some points

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:18 pm

i just got a random banger on spotify and I'm definitely using it for either this or song game
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:36 pm

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:42 pm

I only have one song in mind but it sounds repetitive and now even it bores me.
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:46 am

Reminder: entries are due by the end of Monday!

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:57 am

Reminder: entries are due at midnight Pacific time tonight!

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:39 am

was gonna skip this one then decided i hated myself enough to enter

i was originally gonna enter a 17 minute ambient track (that i genuinely love) but i decided that would be too mean even for how much i don't care
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:10 pm

Entries are up!

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:10 pm

That's an arbitrary BTBAM entry alright
Like a fine enough song but not really a noteworthy one in their discography
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:27 pm

stronger set of songs this time
didnt have to give points to anything bad
you havent done fucking anything ever in this game.
if this is your towngame you should be embarrassed, feel bad and promptly stop signing up for games. -- Gorkington

Smooth as silk when he's scum, and very much capable of running things from behind the scenes while appearing to be doing minimal effort. - Almost50

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:41 pm

yea, I'll get around to this
Today's modern mafia consumer demands dozens, nay, hundreds of roles that are vanilla cops. --implosion

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:04 pm

Haha, the death metal entry is actually kinda nice. Or well, was, until it got too core~y for my tastes. :dead:

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:01 pm

This is one of the higher contests I've had in terms of my votes for a while, actually enjoyed every song I voted for, which is rare.

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:30 pm

Y'all are getting my hopes up now, stop it
Also I wish davsto was still here I bet he'd love my song this time
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