Before we take care of things, Bracket Pedro Polls will close in 24 hours, so get your votes in by then. Once it does, Round 2 will have come to a close.
So with that in mind, polls for Round 3 will open on Monday, October 28. Now that we’ve gone through 2 rounds, the theory is that everyone who has stayed up to date with the tourney thus far has become really familiar with the music. At least, that’s what I’d hope for. Because of that, voting will will move at a much faster pace and polls will only be open for 3 days and will remain that way for the remainder of the tournament. We’ll still be posting 4 polls each day, which means these rounds are going to go by pretty quickly and it behooves you to be even more on top of things than you’ve already been.
And with that bit of serious business over with, I’d like to throw this question out there: What new songs/artists or songs you’ve re-discovered have caught your attention as a result of this tourney? The secondary goal of this tourney is to introduce people to stuff they might not otherwise have heard after all.
For me, not catching up on the Rebuild of Evangelion meant missing out on Utada Hikaru’s work. With this tournament, it means “Sakura Nagashi’s” gotten a chance to worm its way into my consciousness. In terms of rediscoveries, “Mizu no Madoromi” certainly qualifies and it just slipped my mind just how wonderful of a ballad that is. And, finally, who can forget the impact that “Odin” has had upon us all. Might still be the song that’s garnered the most outpouring of praise even if it fell out of the first round!