Updated: Dec 12, 2020
The end of a first week of frenetic activity has arrived, we review the performance and reveal the scorecard for all competitors! All the top punditry and updates live here!
Voting remains open in the group stages until 12th December
The second week events are all covered here
It is Monday evening and the first week twitter poll has therefore come to a close. The first week polls have now been removed from the Bulldogz twitter feed. The resulting points will be added at the end of the group stages and not announced now, to add a little extra drama to proceedings. If you have twitter, you can vote on our poll there too, find us by clicking on the icon at the top of the page. Please take a moment to follow us while you are there.
The twitter poll has been reopened for the second week of the group stages. The points accrued there could make the difference between elimination and qualification.
The story as it stands currently:
A tendency for tactical voting is emerging in this second week of voting, with some people giving their preferences to certain songs and refusing to provide votes to others. This has given the competition an extra dimension of excitement!
Groups A, C, D, E, F & H seem to have a fairly clear pattern of voting that will need a miracle or huge change of fortunes to reverse. The Pretenders have an outside chance of overhauling East 17 in Group C, Elton John could still feasibly catch Brenda Lee in Group E, but the odds are even more unlikely in the other groups listed.
In Group A, Chris Rea has retaken first place even though the track is tied with Mudd, the spread of voting has favoured Chris Rea even though Mudd has received more first place votes.
Group B is a fascinating battle, with defending champion Roy Wood & Wizzard in an astonishing neck and neck struggle with Jona Lewie for second place behind unexpected group leader, fourth seed, Shakin Stevens.
Group G is still providing surprises as well, as Dean Martin has surrendered his unexpected pole position to Mike Oldfield with Darlene Love in a close third.
Scorecard compiled at 20:00 Tuesday 8th December
A1 : 141pts Driving Home for Christmas- Chris Rea
A2 : 141pts It'll be Lonely this Christmas - Mudd
A3: 95 pts Most Wonderful time of the year - Andy Williams
A4: 73 pts The Power of Love- Frankie Goes to Hollywood
B1: 126pts Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens
B2: 114pts I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday - Roy Wood & Wizzard
B3: 112pts Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie
B4: 90 pts Thank God it's Christmas - Queen
C1: 159pts Last Christmas- Wham!
C2: 105pts Stay Another Day - East 17
C3: 89 pts 2000 Miles- The Pretenders
C4: 89 pts Miseltoe & Wine - Cliff Richard
D1: 142pts Fairytale of New York- The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
D2: 118pts The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
D3: 99 pts Little Saint Nick- Beach Boys
D4: 76 pts Happy Xmas (War is Over)- John Lennon
E1: 149pts All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey
E2: 111pts Rocking around the Xmas Tree- Brenda Lee
E3: 101pts Step into Christmas- Elton John
E4: 71 pts Wonderful Christmas time - Paul McCartney
F1: 136pts Mary's Boy Child (Oh my Lord)- Boney M
F2: 129pts White Christmas - Bing Crosby
F3: 100pts Baby its cold outside - Neptune's Daughter cast
F4: 62 pts Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano
G1: 121pts In Dulci Jubilo - Mike Oldfield
G2: 121pts Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow - Dean Martin
G3: 115pts Christmas! (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
G4: 85 pts Do they know its Christmas time - Band Aid 84
H1: 160pts Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
H2: 123pts Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth)- Bowie & Bing
H3: 88 pts Christmas Wrapping- The Waitresses
H4: 79 pts 25th December - Everything but the Girl
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