I'm actually liking this round more than the last. There are certainly a couple there that I didn't think I'd like but really did! One of them could end up being not so much of a pleasant surprise - but a smack in the face!
My votes are in. Really didn’t go the way I thought after a good couple of run throughs, and loved the variety - but yes there was one that made me want to table flip and run out the room screaming and flailing my arms.
Post by Shireblogger on Nov 2, 2020 18:34:19 GMT 1
A variety of different opinions about this round, ranging from people who thought it was one of the best, to others who said it was one of the worst. Several said their top songs were superb, but some of their lower scorers were makeweights.
It was a close round. There were different leaders after 18, 19 and 20 sets of points had been submitted. Those three songs ended up as the Top 3. The Top 5 were separated by 46 points, which is the closest since 2011.
14 of the entries were placed first by someone, including all of the top 8.
The midfield was tight, with just 30 points separating 6th from 15th. This could be crucial for the Overall Leader Board.
Just six points separated the bottom 2, both of which scored between 60 and 70 points. I'd say one of these might be classed as a shock. The song which was in last after 5 sets of votes finished 11th, whilst the other two songs which were last at some point finished 15th and 17th (out of 22 entries).
The song which won the Pleasant Surprise competition also picked up points from the most voters, but only finished 9th.
Three competitors matched or surpassed their previous best result. And the bottom two either matched or surpassed their previous worst result.