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Introducing the Glee Summer Music Showdown Contest!

June 9, 2010

Going through Glee withdrawal already? Don’t worry, me too. If one could wear out MP3s, my Journey to Regionals EP would be dead by now. Seriously. But don’t worry! Glee Dork and I have a way to get you through the long Glee-less summer: the Glee Summer Music Showdown! It’s a summer-long contest to determine the greatest song on the first season of Glee!

This is how it works:

We randomly assigned each single from Glee’s first season a place in this 96-contender bracket. Big group numbers or episode-defining songs got a first round bye, and will compete against the winners of the first round. Every day, two sets of songs will face off and it’s up to YOU to choose the winner. The polls will be open for exactly seven days on Glee Dork. The winning song moves on, the losing song gets tossed on the street until one song remains. That song will be the Glee Summer Music Showdown Champion!

Here’s the bracket, where you can fill out your picks and follow along:

So, what’s in it for you, you ask? Why a lot! Check out the bracket above and take your guess for who is going to win each round. Each pairing has a corresponding number (it’s in a small colored box on the outside of each group) you can use to make your choices. Make a list from 1-95 and choose the winner for each pairing.

[Note: It’s easiest to fill out the bracket first, then write the list down after you’ve made your choices. This works well when you get into the later rounds, when everything is being guessed at.]

Once you’ve made your picks, submit your selections for a chance to win!

There are three ways to submit your selections:

1) Use this form
2) Email them to
3) Include them in a comment on this post!

Then sit back and watch the points roll in! Every correct guess receives 10 points in the first round, 20 in the second, 30 in the third, 40 for the final four, 50 for the final game and 100 points if you get the winner right!

The people with the top three most points at the end win awesome prizes!

And, those awesome prizes are:

First Place: A copy of the Glee Season One Deluxe DVD and an autographed copy of Don’t Stop Believin’: The Unofficial Guide to Glee!

Second Place: An autographed copy of Don’t Stop Believin’: The Unofficial Guide to Glee!

Third Place: A $10 iTunes or Amazon gift certificate (US and Canada get a choice, if you’re from somewhere else, we can only supply Amazon, sorry!)

Aren’t those AMAZING PRIZES? What are you waiting for? Besides, this is going to be super fun, even for all you non-sports fans out there!

Your picks must be submitted by Sunday, June 13th at midnight. The first round of showdowns start on Monday, June 14th. The first two rounds will see two per day, the remaining rounds will have one per day. Campaigning for your picks in the comments is allowed, as long as it’s good natured! The top 10 participants will be ranked every Friday!

We can’t wait to see your choices! Good luck and have fun!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Caitlin permalink
    June 10, 2010 12:07 am

    Okay…I want to make sure I’m doing this right because I want to win (duh). When I’m filling out the numbers to send to you, do I put in the song that won for the bracket with the same number or the song that placed in that number? So like…if for bracket 1 I had “A House is Not a Home” winning, would I put that in for number 1, or would I put Push it in as 100 since it would be the first loser?

    • Suzie Gardner permalink*
      June 10, 2010 12:16 am

      Hey Caitlin, thanks for your comment! Your first instinct was right: whichever song you think will win the bracket is the one you put under that number! So if you think “A House Is Not A Home” will win, that’s your answer for 1! Make sense? Let me know if you have any further questions, and good luck!

  2. Caitlin permalink
    June 10, 2010 6:53 pm

    Okay, thanks! I think I’m good now! 😀

    • Suzie Gardner permalink*
      June 10, 2010 7:15 pm

      Awesome! Looking forward to seeing your picks, Caitlin! 🙂

  3. June 13, 2010 1:34 am

    Hey Suzie,
    I just entered the contest using the online form! I hope it went through properly. I’m excited!

    • Suzie Gardner permalink*
      June 13, 2010 9:25 am

      Hey Laura! We got your entry, woo! 🙂

  4. June 14, 2010 2:39 pm

    I’m so excited I hope it’s up soon!!!!! I’m ready to vote or cast my ballot or whatever you want to call it! Poll me!


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