Only 12 teams left! And after these polls we will have our Elite 8.
This is what happened yesterday:
(5) Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta DEFEATS (1) Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby: Can’t say I didn’t see this one coming. Still, it’s weird that we have finally lost a #1 seed. Vanilla Ice is arguably the most well-known one-hit-wonder of all time, but you guys are obviously voting for the better music, and we appreciate that about you.
(3) Biz Markie - Just A Friend DEFEATS (2) 4 Non Blondes - What’s Up: This was a legitimate upset, in my mind. “What’s Up” was the song that started the debate that devolved into this month-long tournament. I picked it to make the Final 4, but I am just one man, A lot of other men/women/???s think differently than I, and Biz Markie is on his way to the Elite 8. Honestly, I was ready to seed “Just A Friend” as a 5 or 6, but I was overruled by the rest of the selection committee and it looks like they made the right decision. Biz has a ton of people on my Facebook wall rooting for him, and could be a real contender.
(1) Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back DEFEATS (13) Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars: No surprise here. Dishwalla had the easiest path of anyone to make it into the Sweet 16 and it finally caught up with them. If they had been placed in the Vanilla Ice bracket they wouldn’t have made it out of Round 1 (also, how great would a Carly Rae Jepsen vs. Mighty Mighty Bosstones match have been?).
(7) Natalie Imbruglia - Torn DEFEATS (11) Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance: This match was SO CLOSE all day, until the very end. In the last hour of voting, “Torn” went from being tied to winning by 19 votes. Natalie is scrappy, and has now given us three exciting polls in a row. If Verve Pipe upsets The Darkness (which seems plausible), we could be seeing a 7 vs. 12 matchup to get into the Final 4, and I think Natalie would have the edge. I said it after she beat Kris Kross: She is a legitimate Dark Horse.
This next batch of Round 3 polls are TOUGH. Definitely the hardest group so far. If this were the World Cup, this would be “Group G.” The Semisonic vs. Chumbawamba matchup could have just as easily been the championship match.
I am sorry for doing this to you:
FINAL POLLS BEFORE WE HAVE OUR ELITE 8:
Happy voting. Don’t hurt yourself!