PJ00s 35: THE AMBIDEX GAME [WINNER(S) REVEALED] | The Popjustice Forum

PJ00s 35: THE AMBIDEX GAME [WINNER(S) REVEALED]

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Inland Empire, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. Inland Empire

    Inland Empire Staff Member

    Welcome to the 35th edition of the PJ00s song contest.

    You may know me as OspreyQueen, but for the purposes of this game, you may call me Zero IV.

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    Here are the rules of the main song contest.
    • You will have until 23:59 GMT on March 27th to submit your song (please include a link and its release year) in a private message to me and @WoW73.
    • You will then have until 23:59 GMT on April 16th, to cast your ballot.
    • The results will then be displayed over the following weekend.
    • must have been first released between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2009
    • no UK top 20 hits
    • no US top 20 hits
    • no tracks from a US or UK top 10 album
    • no covers or prominent samples of famous songs
    • no relatively famous/chart-successful cover versions of your desired entry (if it's the original version) recorded by a different act
    • no songs (or covers of songs) that have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest (semi-finals or finals)
    • relatively unknown/underrated on Popjustice - so as a general benchmark, nothing from an artist with more than 10 pages of discussion on PJ (across all their artist threads)
    • no entry that has been previously entered in a previous round of PJ00s (list of past entries here), PJSC (see the wiki), or PJOPS (list of entries here; the '00s crossover round list can be found here). Additionally, no entry that has been previously vetoed in PJ00s (in general, these acts will most likely be vetoed again, unless the reason for the veto was that the song was previously entered in a different song contest).
    A list of previously vetoed entries is here.

    Songs that fail these criteria should be vetoed by the round host. Songs that pass these criteria should be PMed to the veto panel for their decisions, with at least a 2/3 majority vote required for a song to be be included in the contest.
    - the same act (in any form - solo, group, featured, etc.) cannot be entered for FOUR rounds since their last appearance (i.e., a non-winning round 8 act can be reentered no sooner than round 13, and in round 9, non-winning acts from rounds 1-4 are generally eligible again)
    - for the winner of each round, that artist cannot be entered again (in any form - solo, group, featured) for the subsequent NINE rounds
    - if the same artist wins TWO rounds of PJ00s in any form (solo artist, group, feature, etc.), that artist is no longer eligible for future PJ00s rounds

    Ineligible PJ00s winning acts:
    - Tiffany Affair (Ayanna; Bianca; Gabrielle) (round 26; eligible again in round 36)
    - Melissa Tkautz (round 27; eligible again in round 37)
    - Poe (aka Anne Decatur Danielewski) (round 28; eligible again in round 38)
    - Simian Mobile Disco (James Ford; Jas Shaw) (round 29; eligible again in round 39)
    - Late Night Alumni (Ryan Raddon; Finn Bjarnson; John Hancock; Becky Jean Williams) (round 30; eligible again in round 40)
    - Ricki-Lee Coulter (round 31; eligible again in round 41)
    - LP (Laura Pergolizzi) (round 32; eligible again in round 42)
    - Joan Osborne (round 33; eligible again in round 43)
    - Kirsty MacColl (round 34; eligible again in round 44)
    • You can award points to 10 entries per round. Award points ranging from 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 (with 12 points going to your favorite entry).
    • Only people who submitted a participating song can vote.
    • Entrants cannot vote for their own submission.
    • All entrants who fail to vote by the host's deadline will have their final scores be cut in half.
    Repeat non-voter policy:
    Participants who fail to cast their ballots by the voting deadline for two consecutive rounds, or for 3 non-consecutive rounds out of 5 sequential rounds, will be banned from entering the next 5 rounds.


    However, this round presents a unique opportunity in the form of the Ambidex Game, or AB Game for short. Participation in this side game is optional, but entering will give you the chance to increase your song's score...or risk decreasing it. Allow me to explain.

    • Along with your song entry, please also inform your hosts whether or not you would like to take part in the AB Game.
    • All AB Game entrants will then be put in a randomly assigned pair with another fellow entrant. The full list of pairs will be displayed publicly along with the song list.
    • Along with their ballot, all AB Game entrants must simply choose between two options. ALLY or BETRAY.
    • If both users choose ALLY, 20 points will be added to both their songs' scores.
    • If both users choose BETRAY, both their songs' scores will remain the same.
    • However, if one user chooses ALLY, while the other chooses BETRAY, the user who chose BETRAY will have 30 points added to their score...while the one who chose ALLY will have 20 points deducted from their score.
    Note: the AB Game will not affect any of the "official" results of the contest, i.e. the data that goes into the PJ00s Vault. To make both sets of results easy to parse, the real contest's results will be revealed first, and the amended results from the AB Game will follow displayed in a separate set of reveals.

    Will you cooperate with your assigned user and gain a mutual boost on the leaderboard? Or is their song a little too good to let that happen? Or perhaps they are thinking the exact same thing of your own song, and thus a pre-emptive defensive move is advisable?

    Your fate is in your hands.
     
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  2. Inland Empire

    Inland Empire Staff Member

    Song List

    2 Brothers on the 4th Floor - Wonderful Feeling
    3rd Faze - Shy
    4 Strings - Diving
    Activ - Superstar
    Alexia - Ring
    Amanda Marshall - Sunday Morning After
    Anahi - Mi Delirio
    Anneli Drecker - You Don't Have to Change
    Aterciopelados - Rompecabezas
    Bec Cartwright - A Matter of Time
    Bif Naked - Abandonment
    Chanelle Hayes - I Want It
    Danny Fernandes - Addicted
    Dutch Feat. Crystal Waters - My Time (Tom Buck Remix)
    Francisca Valenzuela - Muérdete La Lengua
    Girly Berry - Gossip
    Icon For Hire - Off With Her Head
    Jem - I Want You To...
    Jully Black - Seven Day Fool
    Jurgen Paape - So Weit Wie Noch Nie
    Kristine W. - Crazy Life
    Lili & Susie - Show Me Heaven
    Lina - Playa No Mo'
    Loona - Baila Mi Ritmo | alternate link
    Maria Arredondo - Brief and Beautiful
    Melissa O'Neil - Driving Blind
    Morandi - Colors
    Neko Case - I Wish I Was The Moon
    Paula Cole - Tomorrow I Will Be Yours
    Peters Luts & Barbara Tucker - One
    Plumb - Hang On (Digital Dog Radio Edit)
    Room Eleven - Hey Hey Hey | alternate link
    Sally Shapiro - Miracle
    Télépopmusik - Breathe
    Tigarah - Color,Culture,Money,Beauty
    Tukan - Light a Rainbow (CJ Stone Radio Mix)
    Ultra Naté - Star (It's Showtime)
    W.I.T.C.H. - Swifter
    Weekend Players - 21st Century

    Ambidex Game Pairs

    jtm vs. livefrommelbs

    Hudweiser vs. Music is Death

    Fuchsia vs. Filler

    saviodxl vs. klow

    OspreyQueen vs. Cotton Park

    pop3blow2 vs. Maki

    Filippa vs. 2014

    Oleander vs. unnameable

    rawkey vs. soratami

    citoig vs. Doodvid

    Ezz vs. berserkboi

    iheartpoptarts vs. Untouchable Ace

    WowWowWowWow vs. Robsolete

    londonrain vs. Sprockrooster

    Tiger Suit vs. DJHazey

    If You Go vs. WoW73


    *in the case of @If You Go and @Cotton Park, whose pairs are one of the hosts, please send your decision of ally/betray separately from your ballot in a private message to the other host.

    Spotify Playlist

    Missing
    Alexia - Ring
    Chanelle Hayes - I Want It
    Dutch Feat. Crystal Waters - My Time (Tom Buck Remix)
    Icon For Hire - Off With Her Head
    Weekend Players - 21st Century

    And as always, please turn off "hide unplayable songs" in your settings to see songs that might not be available in your region.

    Voting deadline is at 23:59 BST on April 16th.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2021
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  3. Inland Empire

    Inland Empire Staff Member

    Main Leaderboard

    1. Lili & Susie - Show Me Heaven // @Disco Blister = 129
    2. Jully Black - Seven Day Fool // @WowWowWowWow = 109
    3. Chanelle Hayes - I Want It // @rawkey = 108
    4. Télépopmusik - Breathe // @Hurricane Drunk = 93
    5. Sally Shapiro - Miracle // @soratami = 90
    6. Maria Arredondo - Brief and Beautiful // @Conan = 87
    7. Loona - Baila Mi Ritmo // @jtm = 86 (12 x 3)
    8. Alexia - Ring // @citoig = 86 (12 x 2)
    9. 4 Strings - Diving // @If You Go = 82
    10. Lina - Playa No Mo' // @klow = 76
    11. Jem - I Want You To... // @Filippa = 74
    12. Jurgen Paape - So Weit Wie Noch Nie // @unnamable = 71
    13. Plumb - Hang On (Digital Dog Radio Edit) // @Doodvid = 69
    14. Morandi - Colors // @Untouchable Ace = 68
    15. 3rd Faze - Shy // @pop3blow2 = 65
    16. Bif Naked - Abandonment // @Phonetics Girl = 63
    17. Anneli Drecker - You Don't Have to Change // @island = 62 (12 x 2)
    18. Dutch Feat. Crystal Waters - My Time (Tom Buck Remix) // @berserkboi = 62 (12 x 1)
    19. Paula Cole - Tomorrow I Will Be Yours // @Robsolete = 61
    20. Weekend Players - 21st Century // @ohnoitisnathan = 60
    21. Bec Cartwright - A Matter of Time // @livefrommelbs = 58
    22. Danny Fernandes - Addicted // @iheartpoptarts = 57
    23. Melissa O'Neil - Driving Blind // @Jeffo = 55
    24. 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor - Wonderful Feeling // @Ezz = 51
    25. Aterciopelados - Rompecabezas // @Maki = 46 (12 x 1)
    26. W.I.T.C.H. - Swifter // @tiger Suit = 46 (12 x 0)
    27. Amanda Marshall - Sunday Morning After // @londonrain = 44
    28. Neko Case - I Wish I Was The Moon // @fuchsia = 43
    29. Tukan - Light a Rainbow (CJ Stone Radio Mix) // @Hudweiser = 40
    30. Ultra Naté - Star (It's Showtime) // @WoW73 = 39
    31. Anahi - Mi Delirio // @saviodxl = 28
    32. Peters Luts & Barbara Tucker - One // @2014 = 27
    33. Tigarah - Color,Culture,Money,Beauty // @OspreyQueen = 25
    34. Activ - Superstar // @DJHazey = 23
    35. Francisca Valenzuela - Muérdete La Lengua // @Oleander = 21
    36. Room Eleven - Hey Hey Hey // @Sprockrooster = 18 (8 x 1)
    37. Kristine W. - Crazy Life // @Cotton Park = 18 (8 x 0)
    38. Icon For Hire - Off With Her Head // @Music Is Death = 17
    39. Girly Berry - Gossip // @Filler = 5
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2021
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  4. Inland Empire

    Inland Empire Staff Member

    AMBIDEX GAME LEADERBOARD

    Jully Black - Seven Day Fool // @WowWowWowWow = 129
    Lili & Susie - Show Me Heaven // @Disco Blister = 129
    Chanelle Hayes - I Want It // @rawkey = 108
    Lina - Playa No Mo' // @klow = 106
    4 Strings - Diving // @If You Go = 102
    Télépopmusik - Breathe // @Hurricane Drunk = 93
    Sally Shapiro - Miracle // @soratami = 90
    Morandi - Colors // @Untouchable Ace = 88
    Bec Cartwright - A Matter of Time // @livefrommelbs = 88
    Maria Arredondo - Brief and Beautiful // @Conan = 87
    Alexia - Ring // @citoig = 86
    3rd Faze - Shy // @pop3blow2 = 85
    Dutch Feat. Crystal Waters - My Time (Tom Buck Remix) // @berserkboi = 82
    Paula Cole - Tomorrow I Will Be Yours // @Robsolete = 81
    Danny Fernandes - Addicted // @iheartpoptarts = 77
    2 Brothers on the 4th Floor - Wonderful Feeling // @Ezz = 71
    Plumb - Hang On (Digital Dog Radio Edit) // @Doodvid = 69
    W.I.T.C.H. - Swifter // @tiger Suit = 66
    Aterciopelados - Rompecabezas // @Maki = 66
    Loona - Baila Mi Ritmo // @jtm = 66
    Neko Case - I Wish I Was The Moon // @fuchsia = 63
    Bif Naked - Abandonment // @Phonetics Girl = 63
    Anneli Drecker - You Don't Have to Change // @island = 62
    Tukan - Light a Rainbow (CJ Stone Radio Mix) // @Hudweiser = 60
    Weekend Players - 21st Century // @ohnoitisnathan = 60
    Ultra Naté - Star (It's Showtime) // @WoW73 = 59
    Peters Luts & Barbara Tucker - One // @2014 = 57
    Melissa O'Neil - Driving Blind // @Jeffo = 55
    Jem - I Want You To... // @Filippa = 54
    Francisca Valenzuela - Muérdete La Lengua // @Oleander = 51
    Jurgen Paape - So Weit Wie Noch Nie // @unnamable = 51
    Kristine W. - Crazy Life // @Cotton Park = 48
    Amanda Marshall - Sunday Morning After // @londonrain = 44
    Activ - Superstar // @DJHazey = 43
    Icon For Hire - Off With Her Head // @Music Is Death = 37
    Girly Berry - Gossip // @Filler = 25
    Room Eleven - Hey Hey Hey // @Sprockrooster = 18
    Anahi - Mi Delirio // @saviodxl = 8
    Tigarah - Color,Culture,Money,Beauty // @OspreyQueen = 5
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2021
  5. Hi I'd just like to remind everyone of how reliable and trustworthy I am ♥
     
    Oleander, Maki, DJHazey and 10 others like this.
  6. So, will we know each other’s entry before voting then to be able to decide whether to ally or betray?
     
    Ezz, Oleander, unnameable and 8 others like this.
  7. I'M BACK BITCHES.
     
    Ezz, Oleander, Fuchsia and 10 others like this.
  8. londonrain

    londonrain Staff Member

    Has anyone told @CorgiCorgiCorgi that it’s time for her to return?

    Because it’s time for her to return.
     
    Oleander, Maki, berserkboi and 8 others like this.
  9. @CorgiCorgiCorgi it's time for you to return.

    Ok, now someone has told @CorgiCorgiCorgi it's time for her to return.
     
    Oleander, Maki, berserkboi and 8 others like this.
  10. rawkey, Maki, berserkboi and 2 others like this.
  11. Inland Empire

    Inland Empire Staff Member

    Oh, no. I just meant that if your song seems to be outshined by others on the song list then you might wanna try and get a boost.
     
    Oleander, Maki, berserkboi and 2 others like this.
  12. Time to sort my iTunes library by year and see what I haven't submitted yet!
     
  13. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    Hmmmm.........
     
  14. Yay - another minigame side theme!

    I had no idea what to submit earlier today, but decided on a song now. Guess I'm continuing with my 'different genre for each PJ00s round in 2021' thing.
     
  15. The way I misread the side theme rules and submitted my entry with my intent to be an ally, I’m so benevolent and silly xx
     
  16. Island

    Island Staff Member

    rounds upon rounds

    do your rounds
     
  17. The vibes I'm getting this round:



    SHAFT PLEASE
     
    Ezz, Oleander, londonrain and 4 others like this.
  18. Time to look for an entry that will pass veto and appeal to more people than just @Filler
     
  19. Here's to a fair, friendly round.

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