04 July 2012


Westlife UK #1 Singles Smackdown, Final Winner!!!
(Revisit Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, and Round 4)

Believe it or not, I never would have bet on this single for our winner . . .

Flying without Wings = 1 Vote
Uptown Girl = 7 Votes
When You're Looking Like That = 1 Vote

I blame all the real Westlife fans who showed up by the score (or so my stats counter tells me) then left without casting a single vote. ;-) But don't let me rain on our winner's victory post . . .

It was tough to find a good Uptown Girl performance I haven't embedded yet. I went with the one from the Turnaround tour, for the cute little tweaks they added to it. I will probably be keeping my distance from this song for the next couple of months (LOL!), but I'd like this strangely fresh-sounding version to be the last one echoing in my ears.

(Besides, unlike the completely different and almost dapper arrangement I was planning to share until I watched it again this evening . . . they're obviously singing live in this one. And I like that very much.)

Before you go to the winner announcement you have really been waiting for, I want to thank all of you for participating in both my annual June Giveaway and this completely random smackdown. I appreciated every vote more than you will ever know. And I wish I could give everyone the gift of a great book.

But alas, there can be only one . . .

a Rafflecopter giveaway

It seems we have a theme going, because I never would have predicted this winner, either! =D

Or did I??? Remember what I was just saying about anyone being lucky enough to win the whole thing with only the freebie entry? That's what Cathy L. has done!

Congratulations, Cathy! I'll be e-mailing you shortly. =)


amy said...

Fun giveaway- I got a bunch of good titles on my wishlist. Are you going to keep the top commentator counter up?

christopher said...

So... you run a clean and honest establishment here, eh? grrr... congrats, Cathy :)

Belfry Bat said...

Oh, yes, she's had that up continuously for *years!* I've been watching, you see. And commenting, sometimes.

mrsdarwin said...

I see that padding my count by getting my daughters to vote was all for naught. But they'll be pretty pleased that Uptown Girl was the ultimate victor in the smackdown.

Enbrethiliel said...


Amy -- It's always there! I hope it encourages people to comment more. =)

Christopher -- Well, I don't know how "legitimate" the Westlife smackdown results are, but yeah, the June Giveaway is as as clean as a whistle. =P

Bat -- And now you're back!

Mrs. Darwin -- Now that it's all over, it's safe to reveal that I had the weirdest feeling that you would win the giveaway. (Yes, really!) Thank your girls for me again. I hope they had fun with this. =)

the booklady said...

Thanks Enbrethiliel! Now I can't say I *never* win anything, can I?! ☺ Great Blog and contest!

Enbrethiliel said...


I'm happy to have proved you wrong! ;-) Congratulations again!

Sullivan McPig said...

Congrats to the winner!
and thanks to Enbrethiliel for yet another fun giveaway event.

Enbrethiliel said...


Thanks so much for participating, Sully! =)