As the gold medallist of Round 123 I am delighted to invite you all to participate in Round 124 of the Popjustice Song Contest.
For the regulars: you know the drill. If you need to refer to the rules, or to what's been submitted in the past, you'll find all of that here.
For the non-regulars, newbies, and those who don’t know the drill, the premise is simple: pick a song by an artist that fits the parameters that are set out here, and submit it to me via the sumbission [sic] form below. If your song is deemed to meet the relevant criteria and isn’t a double-up, then it and you will be competing alongside other tracks and members to win the PJSC 124 title, with voting commencing after the song list is posted in a secret-ballot style akin to Eurovision. The prize? Momentary pink prison glory and getting to host the next round.
If you would like to enter, please do that at the form HERE by 11.59pm in the latest possible timezone on March 9th.
OPTIONAL SIDE THEME FOR A BIT OF FUN
What is the side theme this month?
My last side theme was a bit floppy, so let’s get floppier!
To celebrate the recent forum upgrades and the possibility of recalibrating some of the forum’s neglected sections, I’d like to honour a franchise that has spent the past few years clogging up our “TV & Film” nook – The Real Housewives of _____.
I rarely venture out of Charts & Rates. Who are these Real Housewives you speak of?
A reality behemoth that’s spreading to all corners of the globe, the Real Housewives franchise follows groups of glamorous women of varying temperaments as they travel, party, and try not to kill each other. Hilarious entertainment!
How does that fit in with the Song Contest?
Well, it doesn't really but just bear with me. In Round 124, each of your ballots will be presented by a Housewife (or any friend, guest, pet or over/underdeveloped side character) of your choosing from the Real Housewives Multiverse of Madness.
How does that work exactly?
If you desire, then please PM a Housewife / Housewife character that you would like to represent you in this month’s contest. If there’s any commentary you’d like posted along with your pick, then please include that too. First come, first served, so if there’s a double up, I’ll ask you to pick again. You can send your pick to me at any time up until the voting closes. If you send your pick in early enough, then I’ll feature them in spotlight posts during the entry and/or voting periods.
What if I’ve never seen the Housewives or don’t care about them or think they’re depraved, misogynistic programs with nothing to offer the world?
Fair. You can participate in the song contest without participating in the side theme, though, unless you object vociferously, I will randomly allocate a Housewife to represent you come reveal time.
Do I have to post in character as a Housewife the whole time?
Not exactly. If you want to, then go for it, but this isn’t the ill-fated “insult each other!” round we had a couple of years ago. Play nice and with good humour!