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Unacclaimed VI: Submissions Now Open!

Post by Bang Jan » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:59 pm

Welcome to Unacclaimed VI! The tournament where the critics' opinions do not matter in the slightest!

Eligibility rules:

1. The song cannot be listed on AM, even as a bubbler.
2. The album the song appears on cannot be listed on AM, even as a bubbler. (Although if the song only appears on a re-release of an AM ranked album, it IS eligible, but this must be specified in your nomination)


The above are the golden rules of Unacclaimed.

3. No 2019 songs are eligible, including songs released in previous years that feature prominently in 2019 EOY lists. (Such as Truth Hurts by Lizzo)
4. As for 2018 songs, I have attached to this post two spreadsheets consisting of albums and songs that will be included on AM in the future. If you choose to nominate a song from 2018, please specify so in your nomination so I know where to go for an eligibility check.
5. No songs that have appeared in previous Unacclaimed tournaments are eligible. (To give you help, nothing from here, here, here, here, or here)
6. No classical music for the most part. Tracks from film scores, re-interpretations of Classical works or tracks that could be eligible for AM such as Steve Reich or Arvo Pärt are eligible, but things like Beethoven Symphonies are very much ineligible.

Nominating rules:

1. Please PM me an ordered list of up to 10 nominees (minimum of 2) that follow the above criteria. (I will also recommend including a link to the song, preferably a Spotify link, so I know which version you are planning on nominating)
2. Any songs with multiple nominations will be included first.
3. Then all nominators number 1 nominations get included, then number 2 nominations, etc. until the draw of 96 is filled.
4. The including process is on a first come first serve basis, the earlier you nominate, the better chance you have of getting more of your nominations in the tournament.
5. All 96 songs will then be placed randomly into 24 groups of 4. The only rules are that a group cannot have more than one song nominated by the same person, and a group cannot have more than one song by the same artist.

Voting rules:

1. In the heats, you will be given two groups per week, which each voter must rank from best to worst, first place vote is worth four points, second place worth three points etc.
2. Voters are allowed to skip a group if they so choose, but if they plan on ranking the group on a later date, it must be before the deadline.
3. The highest scoring song in each group will advance to the semi-finals.
4. Ties on points are broken by first place votes, ties on points and first place votes are decided on a sudden death tiebreak.
5. There is a repechage system in which the six highest scoring non-winners of the heats (based off points per voter, then percentage of first place votes) will also advance to the semi-finals.
6. In the event of a tie for sixth on the repechage board, the tied songs will playoff during the first week of semi-finals in which the winner(s) will take the last remaining place(es) in the semis.
7. The 30 remaining songs will then be placed into 6 groups of 5, seeded based off performance in the heats (again, based off points per voter, then percentage of first place votes), with each group contains 4 heat winners plus a repechage survivor, only rule of the seeding in this stage is that a song cannot face a song it has already faced in the heats.
8. The same rules apply in the semi-finals as they did in the heats except there are now five songs to rank rather than 4, and there is no repechage, only the 6 outright group winners will advance to the Grand Final.
9. The Grand Final will consist of one group of six, the winner of which will become Unacclaimed VI champion.

At the end of the tournament, I will reveal all the nomination lists.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here.

Deadline for submitting nominations will be 27 January 2020 15:00 UTC but if you need more time, feel free to request it here.
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Re: Unacclaimed VI: Submissions Now Open!

Post by Romain » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:56 pm

Done.
Let's go for this wonderful game.

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Post by DaveC » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:19 am

My submission is in too.

Looking forward to it.

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Re: Unacclaimed VI: Submissions Now Open!

Post by Wisnu Tirta Aji » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:46 pm

I like these songs instead of these albums. But, how to formatting song title (and album title) and act name? Is true to typing "[#] | [act name] | [song title/album title]" like previous posts?
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Post by Bang Jan » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:35 pm

Wisnu Tirta Aji wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:46 pm
I like these songs instead of these albums. But, how to formatting song title (and album title) and act name? Is true to typing "[#] | [act name] | [song title/album title]" like previous posts?
That format works perfectly fine for me!
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Post by Bang Jan » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:36 pm

I currently have lists from the following people:

Bang Jan
rumpdoll
Romain
Schüttelbirne
starchman46
acroamor
mileswide
Sweepstakes Ron
DaveC
madzong
Edre Peraza

Yet to see a song with multiple nominations...
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Post by Bang Jan » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:05 pm

The following people have submitted lists since last time:

Akhenaten
whuntva
bonnielaurel

Still yet to see a song with multiple nominations...
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Post by Bang Jan » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:42 pm

Received list from luney6 and Rdwdbob since last time, and still yet to see a song with multiple nominations...
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Post by Bang Jan » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:27 pm

No new submissions since last time, but don't forget to submit a list if you haven't done so already and are planning on doing so!
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Post by Bang Jan » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:56 pm

Received lists from Honorio & spiritualized since last time, and still no songs with multiple nominations...
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Post by acroamor » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:41 pm

Looks like if nothing changes, each nominator would get either five or six songs in. I'd imagine that will go down with time.

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Post by Bang Jan » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:06 pm

acroamor wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:41 pm
Looks like if nothing changes, each nominator would get either five or six songs in. I'd imagine that will go down with time.
That's how it's like at the moment! Although I'd imagine we'll get many more lists.
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Post by Bang Jan » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:25 pm

Nick, Hymie & phil have all submitted lists since last time!
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Post by mileswide » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:17 pm

Bang Jan wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:25 pm
Nick, Hymie & phil have all submitted lists since last time!
Still no multiples?
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Post by Bang Jan » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:31 pm

mileswide wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Bang Jan wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:25 pm
Nick, Hymie & phil have all submitted lists since last time!
Still no multiples?
Not yet. I'll only mention multiples once they happen from now on.
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Post by Bang Jan » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:34 pm

Received Barry's list since last time!
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Post by Bang Jan » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:48 pm

Received Wisnu Tirta Aji's list since last time!
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Post by Bang Jan » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:09 pm

Received andyd1010's list since last time!
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Post by Bang Jan » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:04 pm

Received hectorthebat's list since last time!
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Post by Bang Jan » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:44 pm

Received Cold Butterfly's list since last time! With a week to go, here's what the submissions list currently looks like:

Bang Jan
rumpdoll
Romain
Schüttelbirne
starchman46
acroamor
mileswide
Sweepstakes Ron
DaveC
madzong
Edre Peraza
Akhenaten
whuntva
bonnielaurel
luney6
Rdwdbob
Honorio
spiritualized
Nick
Hymie
phil
Barry
Wisnu Tirta Aji
andyd1010
hectorthebat
Cold Butterfly

If you've submitted a list and your name is NOT listed above, let me know ASAP.
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Post by Bang Jan » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:13 pm

Received submissions from Kruze & Safetycat since last time!
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Post by Bang Jan » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:48 pm

Received Moonbeam's list since last time!
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Post by Bang Jan » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:29 pm

Just two days left to get lists in!
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Post by Bang Jan » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:28 pm

Slightly under 24 hours to get your list in!
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Post by Bang Jan » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:01 pm

Received CupOfDreams's list since last time!

However, nominations period is officially over!

30 people submitted lists this year, which is 3 fewer than last year. The draw will be published shortly...
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