Our stop in the 1980s is now complete. Here my and Becksta20 comments.
Valgarfield: Rock the Boat - Forrest
T: I totally forgot this song existed. It’s so fun, and that bass at the end slaps.
B: This was either a song I didn’t know or one I haven’t heard in forever! It was fun and that music video was something!
kingjames13: Never Tear Us Apart by INXS
T: This song was so good. It wasn’t too slow, had a great sound, and that sax - woo!
B: I do love INXS and this song is a ballad I love belting out tbh! You’re probably right that this doesn’t get the appreciation it deserves because very few Aussie artists do!
lukesurvives: Take On Me by A-ha
T: Pretty iconic. Not sure if I would’ve used it for this theme though. I’m not super into the lead’s voice, but he is super talented regardless.
B: I’ve heard this way too many times for it to be a forgotten or under appreciated song. I don’t mind the song but it’s not something I would choose to play.
carolinasteele: Too Young To Fall in Love by Motley Crue
T: Honestly love some good 80s hair metal. I liked this song, but it kind of fell flat towards the end. It got pretty repetitive, and left me wanting a bit more.
B: I liked the blast from the past factor in Motley Crue but this isn’t a song I loved. I think it fits well with the theme though!
galaxies: With or Without You by U2
T: I’m not the biggest U2 fan. It has a chill soft, rock kind of vibe that I like, but I think there are other songs and bands that scratch that itch for me.
B: This is another song I feel is more popular as opposed to forgotten but it’s also a song that has featured in a number of big moments like when Ross and Rachel first got together and then when they were in a fight.
woeisme: Pink Houses by John Mellencamp
T: Fun fact: I went to college with John Mellencamp’s son. I dabble in some John Mellencamp (Authority Song is THAT song), and I thought this was ok. This is just a little slow for my liking.
B: This was a great example of great, under appreciated music! I haven’t heard this song before despite actually listening to quite a bit of John Mellencamp growing up.
Fromawindow: Rosanna by Toto
T: I love this song. Like if I were to make a list of my favorite 80s songs, this would definitely make the cut. It’s fun, has a great beat, and is so easy to sing along to. Love it!
B: This! Toto are really known for Africa and yet there’s Rosanna, a great song waiting in the wings to be noticed! Great submission!
VanitySmurf: I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
T: Classic Whitney. It’s not one of my favorites from her, but this is fun, catchy, and almost impossible to hate.
B: Honestly, who doesn’t love Whitney?! It’s a well known song but one that has really transcended time by being a staple throughout..
M-Timothy ( BBlover96)
F-Sparkle ( franzella)
M-Seth ( BarbraStreisand)
F-Dani ( CarolinaSteele)
M-Kaleb ( pudrulz)
F-Timberlie ( tbrown_47)
District 4 (1 Win)
M-Mark ( Mrkk)
F-Ellie ( Becksta20)
M-Dunkin ( Crayadian)
F-Xonox ( Yandereboy12)
M-Tycen ( Fritide)
M-Matt ( smuguy2012)
F-Jadine ( SAWCHUK55)
M-Dennis ( quackattack817)
F-Ji ( JonMcGillis)
M-Hayden ( hayden9102)
F-Rachelle ( humanwebjet1)
M-Mason ( iiCreazyGX)
F-Patricia ( ITZ3THAN)
M-Cesaro ( kingjames13)
F-Rue ( Chels052_)
M-Pita ( DBonee)
F-Catpiss ( Joshgillespie)
Timothy seemed to excel with standard melee weapons. He also seemed to be good with just his own strength as well. However, by no surprise, he wasn’t great during the intelligence tests. Sparkle seemed to do great with Agility themed tests, and was pretty handy with a Bow and Arrow. However, she didn’t really talk to anyone during training... not even her district partner.
Seth and Dani were handy with knives. They also made a career alliance with each other, as well as Timothy from District 1.
Kaleb and Timberlie seem to be skilled with explosives. Timberlie also seems to be opening up to Kaleb more, and the two seem to be working together.
Mark and Ellie both seem to be great with Spears. They also performed well in strength tests. They have also seemed to team up with the other careers as well, but they were also ignored by Sparkle.
Dunkin seemed to perform well with most of the blunt force trauma causing weapons, while Xonox performed well with all of them. She’s clearly viewed as a front runner to win, but this isn’t what she wants.
Tycen and Agatha didn’t really do well in any of the tests because... they’re both 12. But they did seem to want to work together.
Matt and Jadine had excellent teamwork in the tests together, and they worked well in the intelligence tests. They seem to be handy with sharp handheld weapons.
Dennis performed above average with small handheld weapons, but didn’t really talk much with the other tributes. Ji surprised the panel by doing excessively well in the strength challenges, but the careers are still confident they can take her down.
Hayden seemed to work well in the intelligence challenges, but didn’t really do well with weapons. Rachelle tried her luck with the bow and arrow, and she got one of her shots close to the very center. She though this was her weapon, even though all of her other shots..
The third battle has come to a close. All of the songs this round truly made me feel like an angsty teenager. Well done! But this is a double elimination, which means that only 3 of you will make it out of this battle. Here are the rankings.
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
2. Misery Business - Paramore
3. Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
4. I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! At The Disco
5. Gives You Hell - All-American Rejects
This means that kingjames13 and Christian_, the two of you will not survive Tim’s Music Gauntlet. The songs in this battle were very strong. Ultimately, your two selections just did not resonate with me as much as the other songs. You both brought some good music to the table throughout the competition, and I really appreciate that. Thank you so much for playing <3
To those still in the competition, congratulations on making the top ten. I’ve been impressed with everyone so far and look forward to seeing what else you all have up your sleeves. We are now approaching the second leg of the gauntlet which will have a few twists that I think you will all enjoy. But for now, we will have another normal round. Scores will reset. Here is the next challenge.
ROUND 7: All About That Bass
I love the bass. It’s a great instrument that can really put a song over the top. For this challenge, you must submit a song that highlights the bass. Any genre is fine. I am just looking for songs where you feel the bass shines for at least a portion of the song. If you have any questions, let me know. You have 24 hours. Good luck!
NewNightmare7: It's My Life - No Doubt
FromAWindow: No Roots - Alice Merton
Rubes: HUMBLE - Kendrick Lamar
cheritaisdelicious: Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
ouijake: Redbone - Childish Gambino
Becksta20: Under Pressure - Queen ft. David Bowie
zach3051: I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
stuartlittle16: Lovesong - The Cure
ILoveLarry: Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
GrrrImABear: Make Me Feel - Janelle Monae
Welcome back to "30 Random Tengagers Season 1", time to see the results!
By a vote of 9 to 2, #kingjames13, you have been evicted for 25th place, I'm sorry.
#Kiara_xoxo, you officially transfer to the Pink Team, winning team of last challenge, you can now go.
Let's go on with the game!
25th - #kingjames13 (Voted out in Episode 9) (9-2)
[CRYSTALCLOD RETURNS IN EPISODE 8]
XXth - #CrystalClod (Voted out in Episode 7) (25-13)
26th - #crazybone5000 (Voted out in Episode 6) (18-7)
27th - #3pi14159 (Voted out in Episode 5) (13-11)
28th - #ColinCoco (Voted out in Episode 4) (8-4)
29th - #Shawnlolpop123 (Voted out in Episode 3) (16-3)
30th - #brosky17 (Voted out in Episode 2) (20-10)
Let's see today's challenge results!
CHALLENGE EP.9 RESULTS:
1. White Team (Winners)
2. Cyan Team
3. Yellow Team
4. Pink Team
5. Orange Team (Losers)
The winners of the second Phase 2 challenge are the WHITE TEAM!!! CONGRATS, you will have a new member on episode 10!
The losers are the Orange Team! Sorry, but you still have a chance on safety, let's go see who are the 2 noms!:
The 2 noms are giovannimaxroma and HotTopicEmployee! Good luck guys
VOTE TO EVICT!
Voting ends tomorrow at 7pm CEST and episode 10 comes out shortly after!
See you tomorrow for another episode of...30 RANDOM TENGAGERS!