Friday, November 16, 2012

Top Artists Of All Time (GROUP D), Semifinals

Group D, The Week Of Blowouts
We've made it a quarter of the way through the semifinal round of The Top Artists Of All Time om station to station. Each week a panel of judges are asked to vote for their favorite six artists from a total of 16 and return their ballots so we can tally up the figures and showcase the four finalists this round on Friday. Points are given to where the artists are placed on each ballot and voila! we've got 4 artists moving to the final tournament which will be head to head. These 16 artists are predetermined from The Genre Rounds voting that has taken place on the blog over the past year. The Top 4 in points advance to the Final 64 (68) head to head tournament.We had a record turnout of ballots as 31 of 36 (86%) ballots were sent back this past week.

This week had the biggest blowouts. There was no stopping The Stones who were on every ballot sent back this week as they took the top spot for Group D. Prince also was successful in clearing any competition showing up on 26 of 31 ballots for second place. At a distant but very impressive third place was Chuck Berry who also distanced himself from a strong outing for Blondie in fourth place. The distance between Blondie and and fifth place Coldplay? 19.5 points...the largest margin yet for the cut off of four and I'm guessing the largest we'll see from here on out. I thought that all the artists between 5 and 10 had a shot to capture fourth place but they were really inept in gaining on Deborah Harry and her gang.

To follow along with how all the artists are doing in the semifinals, visit Top Artists Of All Time: Finalists (Semifinals Rounds) for the updated Top 64 field. Also, pay attention to The Last Four In and The Last Four Out at the bottom of the page. Artists will be seeded based on how many points they received in the semifinal and genre rounds combined. The Last Four In (based on those points) will have to match up against The Last Four Out (based on those points) much like the NCAA basketball tournament "Play In Games". As always, thanks for participating and supporting. Have a great week!
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Group D (31 Ballots)
4 Finalists (Total Points and Votes)
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1. Rolling Stones, The 155.5 (31)
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2. Prince 117.5 (26) 
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3. Chuck Berry 73.5 (19) 
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4. Blondie 53 (19)
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Missed The Cut (Total Number Of Points and Votes):
5. Coldplay 33.5 (10)
6. Sly & The Family Stone 32 (13)
7. Snoop Dogg 30 (12)
8. Killers, The 28.5 (10)
9. Pet Shop Boys 28 (10)
10. Eurythmics 27.5 (10)
11. Jerry Lee Lewis 23.5 (8) 
12. Fiona Apple 15 (9)
13. Supertramp 12 (3)
14. Smithereens, The 8.5 (3)
15. Human League, The 2 (1)

No Votes:
Flock Of Seagulls, A

First Place Votes:
The Rolling Stones (17), Prince (4), Chuck Berry (2), Blondie (1), Coldplay (1), The Killers (1), Pet Shop Boys (1), Snoop Dogg (1)

Ballots:
1-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Chuck Berry 3. Jerry Lee Lewis 4. Blondie 5. Sly & The Family Stone 6. The Smithereens
2-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Prince 3. Blondie 4. Supertramp 5. Coldplay 6. Eurythmics
3-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Prince 3. Supertramp 4. Blondie 5. Fiona Apple 6. Snoop Dogg
4-1. Prince 2. Jerry Lee Lewis 3. Chuck Berry 4. The Rolling Stones 5. Sly & The Family Stone 6. Blondie
5-1. Prince 2. The Rolling Stones 3. Blondie 4. Chuck Berry 5. Jerry Lee Lewis 6. The Killers
6-(No Order) The Smithereens, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Coldplay, Prince, The Killers
7-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Blondie 3. Prince 4. Pet Shop Boys 5. Sly & The Family Stone 6. Snoop Dogg
8-(No Order) Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Eurythmics, Blondie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Prince
9-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Prince 3. Jerry Lee Lewis 4. Coldplay 5. Eurythmics 6. Blondie
10-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Prince 3. Snoop Dogg 4. The Killers 5. Eurythmics 6. Blondie
11-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Chuck Berry 3. Prince 4. Snoop Dogg 5. The Human League 6. Fiona Apple
12-1. Snoop Dogg 2. The Killers 3. The Rolling Stones 4. Chuck Berry 5. Pet Shop Boys 6. Sly & The Family Stone
13-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Prince 3. Chuck Berry 4. Coldplay 5. The Killers 6. Sly & The Family Stone
14-1. The Killers 2. Coldplay 3. Fiona Apple 4. The Rolling Stones 5. Blondie 6. Pet Shop Boys
15-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Prince 3. Eurythmics 4. Snoop Dogg 5. The Killers 6. Coldplay
16-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Prince 3. Sly & The Family Stone 4. Chuck Berry 5. Pet Shop Boys 6. Blondie
17-1. Chuck Berry 2. The Rolling Stones 3. Pet Shop Boys 4. Blondie 5. Prince 6. Jerry Lee Lewis
18-1. Prince 2. Pet Shop Boys 3. Blondie 4. Sly & The Family Stone 5. Eurythmics 6. The Rolling Stones
19-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Prince 3. Sly & The Family Stone 4. Blondie 5. The Killers 6. Fiona Apple
20-1. Prince 2. The Rolling Stones 3. Sly & The Family Stone 4. The Eurythmics 5. Snoop Dogg 6. Coldplay
21-1. Pet Shop Boys 2. Eurythmics 3. Prince 4. The Rolling Stones 5. Fiona Apple 6. The Killers
22-1. Coldplay 2. The Rolling Stones 3. Prince 4. The Killers 5. Pet Shop Boys 6. Snoop Dogg
23-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Supertramp 3. Prince 4. Sly & The Family Stone 5. Chuck Berry 6. Jerry Lee Lewis
24-1. Chuck Berry 2. The Rolling Stones 3. Prince 4. Blondie 5. Fiona Apple 6. Snoop Dogg
25-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Prince 3. Snoop Dogg 4. Chuck Berry 5. Sly & The Family Stone 6. Blondie
26-(No Order) Blondie, Chuck Berry, Prince, The Rolling Stones
27-1. Blondie 2. The Rolling Stones 3. The Smithereens 4. Chuck Berry 5. Eurythmics 6. Fiona Apple
28-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Chuck Berry 3. Prince 4. Eurythmics 5. Snoop Dogg 6. Fiona Apple
29-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Chuck Berry 3. Prince 4. Sly & The Family Stone 5. Snoop Dogg 6. Pet Shop Boys
30-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Coldplay 3. Chuck Berry 4. Jerry Lee Lewis 5. Blondie 6. Fiona Apple
31-1. The Rolling Stones 2. Prince 3. Coldplay 4. Chuck Berry 5. Pet Shop Boys 6. Sly & The Family Stone

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