Post by The Rubber Ball Man on Apr 4, 2020 22:03:37 GMT
So, I’ve decided the deadlines for the 2 semi finals.
The 1st semifinal will end in 3 days. (Tuesday, 7th April)
The 2nd semi final will end in 4 days. (Wednesday, 8th April)
I know that the 2nd semi final will have a shorter length time but this will have to do. So, if you haven’t chosen your three favourite songs in both semi finals, now it’s the time to do so until then.
Meanwhile, I have also decided to spice things up, that before the final round, the 9 UK No.1s will be reduced to 5 songs instead to reflect “The Big 5” countries even further. Therefore, 4 UK No.1 songs will not be part of the final. So, after the 2 semifinals have ended, I will give a chance for you to choose only one UK No.1 song to put through to the final. I update you on the timeframe for that soon.
But I thought it was the backing track to Dancing Queen that so moved Frida? That in itself, though, tells a lot about the compelling appeal of the song.
Yes, the backing track, where the melody would already have been evident. I thought that was implicit in my post.
The main melody would indeed have featured in the backing track that made Frida cry. After all, that melody is what is most moving and majestic about the song.
The so-called "Bridal Dancing Queen" from Muriel's Wedding is truly the main melody's, and also the song's gorgeous arrangement's (where, as Nile Rogers points out, "every little thing is just in the right place") best showcase, stripped of the girls' amazing vocals.
If you want to hear those gorgeous, building crescendos and all those amazing "just in the right place" arrangements of the original song, as well as the sublime main melody, this slowed-down version is a useful way to hear, and an ideal way to focus on, the song's multitude of perfectly chosen and perfectly-timed components at a more leisurely pace:
Oh, and a few youtubers' comments are hilarious, too. (The dinosaur's extinction one cracked me up.)
Post by The Rubber Ball Man on Apr 8, 2020 20:34:47 GMT
Tiebreaker These songs from the both of the semi final lists are tied together but are over the 15 song limit. Also, 5 UK No.1 songs will go to the final. Basically, you need choose 1 song from each column. The 4/5 (both semi finals/UK No.1) songs that are chosen the most will go to the final. The time limit is 3 days (Saturday 11th April). Hope the image is clear enough for you guys.
Post by The Rubber Ball Man on Apr 8, 2020 21:06:36 GMT
I’m going to do this as well. I choose:- I’m A Marionette You Owe Me One (Imagine if this did go through to the final? You’ll have to thank me and possibly a few others for that. ) The Winner Takes It All
That was quite tough ....column 1 and 3. Column 2 strange for me as I rate so many other songs not mentioned more than these. My choices would be...Move on, Slipping Through My Fingers and Dancing Queen.
Post by The Rubber Ball Man on Apr 10, 2020 0:05:15 GMT
So, 15 songs from each semi final goes to the final. However, some songs have been tied together and with the tie, the limit for the 15 songs has exceeded. The limit only allows 4 songs from each semi final in the tie. Altogether, there will 35 songs in the final, 30 songs are from both semi final lists and 5 songs will be the result of the UK No.1 reduction.
Post by The Rubber Ball Man on Apr 11, 2020 19:28:14 GMT
From the tiebreaker, these songs have gone through to the final.
Move On Hole In Your Soul I'm A Marionette I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do One Man, One Woman Happy New Year When All Is Said And Done Should I Laugh Or Cry Waterloo Dancing Queen Knowing Me, Knowing You The Name Of The Game The Winner Takes It All
These are the songs that are out of the game from the tiebreaker.
Andante, Andante Another Town, Another Train Hasta Manana Watch Out The King Has Lost His Crown Lovers (Live A Little Longer) Slipping Through My Fingers Like An Angel Passing Through My Room You Owe Me One I Am The City Mamma Mia Fernando Take A Chance On Me Super Trouper
I’ll tell you about the rest of the songs tomorrow perhaps.