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PJ00s+ 52: Winter Is Here...: Reveals done, winner crowned!

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by WoW73, Dec 7, 2022.

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    Winter is here...!

    It's December, and Winter is definitely here. So: welcome to the Winter edition of PJ00s+, brought to you by @Ezz and myself. The main round will of course be without a theme, but the side contest will have Winter as its theme - more about that later.

    As for the main contest, here are The Rules:

    General inclusion/exclusion criteria for entries:
    • must have been first released between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2014
    • 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 (list of entries here) PJ Retro (list of entries here), or PJXtra (list of entries here). Additionally, no entry that has been previously vetoed in PJ00s.
    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.

    Repeat artists guideline:
    • 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
    Voting rules:
    • 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

    Send your entries in a PM to both @Ezz and myself before Tuesday December 13 at midnight (UK time!).
    Format to send your entry:
    - Your entry (in Artist - Song format)
    - Link to entry on YouTube or similar
    - Preferred Spotify link (or a note that it's not on Spotify, or shouldn't be included in the Spotify playlist for whatever reason)


    Dates for the main round:
    Submission: December 7 - 13
    Voting: December 15-29
    Results: December 30

    (All deadlines close 11:59 PM UK time)

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    Last edited: Dec 7, 2022
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    To celebrate the arrival of Winter, we will have a side contest this round: you are invited to send in a song with a Winter feel to this round - it can be a song about Winter, set in Winter (song or music video), songs about ice, snow, cold, chill (hello @Cotton Park!)... We ask you to look beyond Christmas songs, but if you really want to enter a Christmas song, DO check the criteria below first.

    The veto panel for the side contest consists of @Ezz and myself.

    Inclusion/exclusion criteria for entries for the side contest:
    • songs must have been first released between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2014
    • no covers or prominent samples of traditional Christmas songs
    • no covers or prominent samples of big Christmas hits (so no Last Christmas, All I Want For Christmas Is You, etc.)
    • no big 'original' Christmas songs from 2000-2014, like Kelly Clarkson's Underneath The Tree, Leona Lewis' One More Sleep, Destiny's Child's 8 Days Of Christmas, etc.
    • no songs (or covers of songs) that have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest (semi-finals or finals)
    • no entry that has been previously entered in a previous round of PJ00s (list of past entries here), PJSC (list of entries here) PJ Retro (list of entries here), or PJXtra (list of entries here).
    • Big names are allowed, so bring on Kylie, Madonna, Tori Amos etc. - if the song fits the theme! But: first come, first served!
    • No songs about Summer, sunny weather, etc.! Sorry, Aussies!

    Voting rules:
    • 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.

    Send your entries in a PM to both @Ezz and myself before Tuesday December 13 at midnight (UK time!).
    Format to send your entry:
    - Your entry (in Artist - Song format)
    - Link to entry on YouTube or similar
    - Preferred Spotify link (or a note that it's not on Spotify, or shouldn't be included in the Spotify playlist for whatever reason)
    - If the Winter theme is not very obvious, please write a short explanation why it fits the theme


    Dates for the side round:
    Submission: December 7 - 13
    Voting: December 15-27
    Results: December 28

    (All deadlines close 11:59 PM UK time)

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    2014, DJHazey, Sprockrooster and 6 others like this.
  4. Striking in the middle of the night in Australia- I see how it is!

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  5. I thought the side theme is just for fun and not another side contest fff
     
  6. Well I sent something there too.

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  8. @DJHazey - are you ready to 12 another Berserk, or should I save that for next year? *wink*
     
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  10. You're hard to please, hm?
     
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  11. After flopping last round...
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    I'm ready.
     
  12. Yes. What does that have to do with this contest?
     
  13. And in the middle of a raining summer.
     
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  14. Oh I totally missed there was a side round given that was only edited in after I'd already seen the post ddd
     
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  15. I....don't know why you wouldn't want to give me new 12-point caliber songs every contest, why wait?
     
  16. I like this Dalida gif! Though I haven't seen a bad gif of her yet.
     
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  17. I'm gonna skip the side theme, because, frankly, I can't be arsed listening to another set of songs. But my choice (which probably would have been taken already) would have been Tori Amos' 'Winter'.

    edit - oh, it has to be 2000s+, so that wouldn't even be eligible.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2022
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  18. You're all gonna love my main theme submission. It'll come in the bottom 5, but I don't care - you need to hear/see it!
     
    Isobel, soratami, berserkboi and 2 others like this.
  19. This better not be another Bearforce type of thing dd
     
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