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Saturday, March 16, 2013

SpinTunes #6 Champion: Ross Durand

SpinTunes #6 Champion: Ross Durand
Runner Up: Edric Haleen
3rd: MC Ohm-i
4th: RC

Congratulations, Ross! As last man standing and reigning SpinTunes champion, you are now the proud possessor of this MAGNIFICENT highly coveted No-Prize and an unopened case of factory-surplus attaboys (which are on their way to you RIGHT NOW via ethermail). Once his Internet connection is back up, SpinTown will be in touch with you later with details of any physical prize there may be. In the past he's sent free T-shirts, but in your case it'll probably be something he doesn't have room for in his new digs. A mystery prize! How exciting!

Also, as reigning champion, you have the option of JUDGING SpinTunes #7. Now, while you could indeed turn down this highly prestigious honor in favor of competing again or just disappearing into Molly Lewis' closet, you'd disappoint the entire Free World with such a decision, leaving the planet in a state of morbid depression. No pressure. (expect an e-mail in a few months about judging)

ALL the finalists did a great job. You all earned your way into the finals. Any of you would have been a fine SpinTunes #6 champion.

Totals & Reviews:
In the end 15 people sent in their votes/rankings, and the final points count was (somebody sequence a drum roll, please):

Ross Durand - 3-4-4-1-4-1-4-4-4-2-2-4-3-4-1 (45)
Edric Haleen - 4-1-1-4-2-4-2-1-1-3-3-2-4-3-3 (38)
MC Ohm-i - 1-3-3-3-1-3-1-2-2-4-4-3-1-2-2 (35)
RC - 2-2-2-2-3-2-3-3-3-1-1-1-2-1-4 (32)

Popular vote totals:
Ross Durand - 21
Edric Haleen - 14
RC - 4
MC Ohm-i - 3
(42 votes total)

Judges: Paul Potts - Debs & Errol - Niveous - Governing Dynamics - Graham Porter
No Guest Judge's Review this time. Sorry, Spin arranges that.
Alternate Judge's Review: Would have been Spin, but thankfully wasn't needed.

Thank You

Not only to the finalists, but to everyone that signed up or participated in SpinTunes. Judges, shadows, Tom for running the LP, Jules handling the poll, Dave (who is writing this page), the fans who listened & voted... and special shout-outs to Debs & Errol, who went WAY above the call of duty to provide all those four-panel comics for their final reviews, and Graham, who composed a song and shot a video for his. GREAT job, folks!

The next contest will probably start around June. Make sure you follow the @SpinTunes feed for contest updates. Between Song Fight, Nur Ein & various other projects, there should be plenty to keep you busy until SpinTunes #7. Keep an eye on the Spintown blog and the SpinTunes group on Facebook, because those type of things are normally posted there.




    Congratulations, Ross! You've been an institution here from the beginning; it's great to see you standing atop the heap. (And it gives all of the OTHER competitors who have gone to the final round three times and also never won something to live for!)


    Anyway -- congratulations to Ross, to the finalists, to the competitors, to the shadowers -- and appreciation and thanks to the judges and the reviewers and Tom and Jules and Dave and Travis. SpinTunes, it can be easily argued, is the single best thing to EVER come out of the state of Ohio! ("The airplane" might give SpinTunes a run for its money, but for the fact that the Wright Brothers didn't trust flying it in OHIO -- they took it all the way to NORTH CAROLINA before they felt secure enough to take it for a spin...)



  2. Wow! Thrilled! Thanks to everyone who liked the song.

    I thought it was a super strong final with four distinct voices. There has been so much good material throughout Spintunes 6.

    Thanks Travis, Judges, and support staff (Dave and Tom).

    I am proud to finally be in the list of champions!



  3. HUZZAH! Congrats to all! And Congrats to Ross!