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July 2017 Song Contest - Results Are In!

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Welcome to the July Song Contest – an open format contest.

 

For any newcomers, open format means the entry can be at any production level - from just you and your guitar to a fully orchestrated masterpiece :)

 

PLEASE NOTE: This month we will continue the format used last month. To enter this month's contest, you must post your song in the Songs (Inc Instrumentals) feedback forum. This contest thread will be used to show a list of links to those threads rather than the songs themselves. So to enter a song - create a new Topic in the Songs (Inc Instrumentals) forum and send me the link to it by Private Message. I will add your link to the list of entries in this thread. If you have any questions please PM me.

 

The timeline is as follows:

• Entries will be accepted now through Midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) Mon, July 31st, 2017.

• Voting (scorecards) will take place Tues Aug 1 through Midnight EST Sunday Aug 6th, 2017.

• Don’t start voting until I officially post the scoring instructions on Tues Aug 1st.

• You must score all other entries or your entry will be disqualified from the contest.

• I'll post the results shortly after scoring is completed.

 

If you plan to enter, please review the revised rules, pinned in this forum.

 

When posting your song to the Songs Feedback Forum, please include:

•song title

•writer credits (If it’s a collab with another Muser please make that clear by including their M/M id)

•audio link

 

Please include the lyrics on your post. Videos are permitted. (Voters are encouraged to refrain from watching any video until after they've scored the song.) All Musers are welcome to submit songs as contestants or score the songs as non-contestants. Any questions or problems should be sent to me (short order kook) via private message (PM).

 

 

 Artist

 

 Song

 

Eric Borgos

 

Back on the Highway Again

 

PaulCanuck

 

When This Bottle Lets Go of My Hand

 

Fabkebab

 

The Dry

 

Marc G

 

Cross of Gold

 

Qindfish

 

The Sky is Falling

 

RoadDog

 

SteamPunk (no, Rock ain't dead!)

 

Onewholovesrock

 

Fly High Butterfly

 

RickDieffenbach

 

When True Love Finds You

 

ScenesFromPalacio

 

I See Angels (When I'm Falling)

 

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We have 9 songs in the July 2017 Song contest!!!

 

Now it's time to score.

 

PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR SCORES:

 

1. Please send your scores via PM with the title "JULY SONG SCORES."

2. When you send me your scores, put the number to the left of the song title, like this: “1.5 - Song Title.”

3. Also important…leave a blank spot for your song, but keep the title in the list. For example, if your song title is “She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger”* your scores should look like this:

 

4.5 Song Title

3.0 Song Title

....  She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger

1.5 Song Title

 

4. Please read and rate each song using the scoring table below (Scores of 1.0 and 5.0 should be rare). Copy and paste the list at the bottom of this post and insert your score to the left of each title. Then send your scores to me (Short Order Kook) in a Private Message before Midnight, (EST) Monday August 7th, 2017.

 

- Do not rank the songs, from 5 down to 1; use the criteria below

- Do not rank the songs against each other; use the criteria below

- Do not score your own song

 

1.0 - Excellent

1.5 - Almost Excellent

2.0 - Very Good

2.5 - Good

3.0 - Above Average

3.5 - Average

4.0 - Below Average

4.5 - Poor

5.0 - Very Poor

 

IF YOU HAVE ENTERED A SONG IN THIS CONTEST YOU MUST SUBMIT A SCORE FOR ALL OTHER ENTRIES BEFORE THE DEADLINE OR YOUR SONG WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AS AN ENTRY - SO THERE!!  OTHERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SCORE SONGS AS WELL.

 

Please note that I reserve the right to give everyone's entry a score equal to the average of the scores they have given others to ensure no one can benefit from bias or being unduly harsh to the other entries. Here's the list again:

 

 

 Artist

 

 Song

 

Eric Borgos

 

Back on the Highway Again

 

PaulCanuck

 

When This Bottle Lets Go of My Hand

 

Fabkebab

 

The Dry

 

Marc G

 

Cross of Gold

 

Qindfish

 

The Sky is Falling

 

RoadDog

 

SteamPunk (no, Rock ain't dead!)

 

Onewholovesrock

 

Fly High Butterfly

 

RickDieffenbach

 

When True Love Finds You

 

ScenesFromPalacio

 

I See Angels (When I'm Falling)

 

Good Luck Everyone!

*Real Song Title, See "http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/16/funny-country-music-song-titles_n_5823480.html"

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RoadDog   

I thought I saw some results posted when briefly checking the site earlier but they are gone?  But I may be dreaming as I'm stuck again in an airport in the wee hours...

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And the winners are...

  1. PaulCanuck, When This Bottle Lets Go of My Hand :)
  2. ScenesfromPalacio, I See Angels (When I'm Falling :):)
  3. Onewholovesrock, Fly High Butterfly :):):)

Congratulations gentlemen!

 

Thanks to all of you for submitting your work.

 

The final scores were as follows:

PaulCanuck, When This Bottle Lets Go of My Hand, 21.5

ScenesfromPalacio, I See Angels (When I'm Falling), 24.0

Onewholovesrock, Fly High Butterfly, 27.0

Fabkebab, The Dry, 27.5

RoadDog, SteamPunk (no, Rock ain't Dead!), 28.5

RickDieffenbach, When True Love Finds You, 28.5

Qindfish, The Sky is Falling, 29.0

Marc G, Cross of Gold, 35.0

 

Thanks to Ironknee and graybeard, our two non-contestant scorers, for providing their scores. :)

 

You may notice that only 8 songs are shown here, instead of the original 9.  Unfortunately, I had to pull Eric Borgos' song because I did not receive his scores.

 

Great job everyone.  If you haven't already done so, please send along any comments or feedback on the songs that you reviewed.  I'm sure we will all appreciate your encouragement and constructive feedback!

Edited by Short Order Kook
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Hey - that's a nice surprise !

Thanks all for the generous scores and congrats to Joe and Scenes.

My favourites were Rick's and Roaddog's but every entry was strong this month IMHO :)

 

Paul

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RoadDog   

I must also that I really liked "The Sky is Falling" and thought that one would rank in the top three.  But that's subjectivism being the name of the game.  It was fun as usual hearing the great variety!

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fabkebab   

Well done Paul - What a cracking song!

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lyriCAL   

I forgot to vote, dang it, but I have to say that Paul's song has an amazing lyric and a great performance. One of your best, Paul. Congratulations!

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There is no "Like" button in the contest threads (for good reason :))

So I'll thank everyone for the kind words! :)

What a great supportive forum!

 

Paul

 

 

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