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Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:10 pm
by Niveous
Welcome to Nur Ein XIV!

The Nur Ein is an eight round song competition. In each round, the participants are given a song title and a mandatory challenge and are given a week in which to finish that song. Then this year's group of Nur Ein Judges (TBA) will listen to the songs and rate them from best to worst. Each round whittles down the field until we are left with only 1 competitor. Creativity x Skill x Time Management = Nur Ein!

Nur Ein XIV will begin on Monday, April 22nd with Round Zero. Round Zero is the way you enter the competition. The participants will have until April 29th at 12:01AM (Eastern Daylight Time) to create a song from the title and complete the challenge. When a competitor completes a song, it is to be e-mailed to nurein.sidefight which is a gmail address. The songs will then be posted at the Nur Ein website ( and the next title and challenge will be announced at the same time.
The Judges will have the next two days to listen to the songs. They will rank the songs from best to worst. If there are more than 25 entries into Round zero, the judges will eliminate the lowest ranked competitors until we reach 25.

Here's the schedule:

Round 0:
April 22-April 29
Judging April 29 & 30
<X> bands, <X-25> eliminations

Round 1:
April 29-May 6
Judging May 6 & 7
25 bands, 5 eliminations
Judges favorite gets immunity

Round 2:
May 6-May 13
Judging May 13 & 14
20 bands, 4 eliminations
Judges favorite gets immunity

Round 3:
May 13-May 20 (the guest round!)
Judging May 20 & 21
16 bands, 4 eliminations
Judges favorite gets immunity

Round 4:
May 20-May 27
Judging May 27 & 28
12 bands, 4 eliminations

Round 5:
May 27-June 3
Judging June 3 & 4
8 bands, 3 eliminations

Round 6:
June 3-June 10
Judging June 10 & 11
5 bands, 3 eliminations

Final Round:
June 10-June 17
Voting June 17 & 18
2 bands, 1 elimination

The final round is a battle between the two remaining competitors with the votes of the eliminated competitors and the Nur Ein Judges choosing the winner (one vote per "act," whether you're a band or a solo competitor; if you're a duo, trio, quartet, quintet, or more, you'll need to discuss internally how to allocate that one vote).

The game is on. Nur Ein!!!!!!!!!!!

Now is the time for people to start getting prepared. The website logistics need to get figured out. And the judges need to get chosen.

Nur Ein!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:45 am
by Niveous
Hey, I have seemingly lost my ability to stick and unstick posts. Would someone do the honors?

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:02 am
by Lunkhead
Done. I'll investigate the access issue.

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:13 am
by Lunkhead
Try unsetting/setting the sticky state again if you have a chance please and let me know how that goes.

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:06 pm
by BoffoYux
The LP link has been set.
Monday April 29 - 9PM EST

Preshow should be up for a hour or two ahead of that to test the feed.

Nur Ein!

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:39 am
by Niveous
Nice. :)

Sticky issue resolved.

Good to see the LPs ready.

Still need a few folks to take on the role of judges.

Don't know if I'll be a judge or not as LWRG may be competing.

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:27 am
by Niveous
Nur Ein is approaching and I still need some judges.

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:10 pm
by Spintown
Hey, if you really need someone message me on Facebook Niv. I'm not that great with reviews, but I'm pretty reliable. Either way, looking forward to hearing the songs again this year.

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:23 pm
by BoffoYux
A reminder: if you’re entering a song for Nur Ein, remember to do an ID fir the listening party and send me a link. It can be as simple as your band name and ‘You’re listening to Nur Ein’, or something more complex, as Paco del Stinko and others have done over the years.

I’m working on elements for the shows, so sooner is better than later. Thanks!

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:48 pm
by bennyharv3
New Ugly is also coming back for Nur Ein this year! We have a quick intro episode to warm back up and will start in on Round 0 when it drops. Looking forward to hearing y'all again this year! ... -intro.mp3

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:09 am
by glennny
Who are the judges?

Chumpy looks like he's a judge. (we should do fast power pop and pay attention meter)
Spintown? Did he end up a judge? (we should focus heavily on lyrics and odd instruments: banjo, mandolin, fiddle, etc)
j$- I assume j$ is a judge

Man Glut- is not a judge according to New Ugly
Ben - is not a judge. (why isn't he a judge, he listens and reviews anyway?)

I hope there are 5 judges and tie-breakers are established.

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:46 am
by Niveous
This year's judges are a mix of Jerkatorium (Chumpy & Ryan) and Lucky Witch (Niveous & Brookes) with some Spintown for flavor.

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:40 pm
by Manhattan Glutton
Hmmm, dang I was already prepared to get roasted by j$ on this one.

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:39 am
by glennny
It's 12:30 AM PDT
Where is the Round Two challenge and title?
This is precious writing time slipping away.

Anybody still up?

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:48 am
by vowlvom
I'm sure it'll be posted... when the organisers get a "round 2" it!!! Haha!

Seriously though where's my title

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 10:41 am
by Lunkhead
I just wanted to say much earlier than usual, thank you to the judges for all their work. The bulk of that work is happening up front in these early rounds with >20 songs. It's a thankless job slogging through everything and trying to come up with a meaningful ranking of so many entries, plus trying to write reviews. It was really great to read/hear reviews from all five judges for round zero. I feel like (and I haven't gone back to look so this could be inaccurate) it's been quite a while since we had reviews from all the judges for any round, so thanks in particular for that.

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 12:40 pm
by iVeg
I think rounds 0 and 1 are the most important rounds for judge reviews. I don't know you. [Tho the podcasts help]. This year I thought I wouldn't look at any of the reviews during the challenge, or listen to the podcasts, but I realized, "If I'm doing something wrong, this may be my best chance for feedback."

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:32 am
by BoffoYux
So the are all in one thread, here's the links to the Listening party for Round 1

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:33 am
by BoffoYux
Here's the link for Monday's LP for Round 2 - 'Pump the Brakes'

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:05 pm
by BoffoYux
Archive for Round 3

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:05 pm
by BoffoYux
Round 4 Listening Party Link

Re: Nur Ein XIV

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 7:20 am
by BoffoYux
Round 5 LP this Monday at 9pm EST