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I’ve got some off-platform real-life fun scheduled for the next couple of weeks as such I’ll be absent from judging in weeks 107 and 108. See you again in week #109! Before I begin, please indulge me with a few words about our esteemed Sponsors.

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With all of that said, following some further insights as to how I judge entries, let’s get on with it, shall we?

Steemit Open Mic Week 106

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My Process

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As one of the esteemed Open Mic judges, it is my job to come up with (or “curate” as it were) a short-list of my top 5 entrants each week. With all of the great talent here, that is by no means an easy task. Sure, tossing in another 5 honorable mentions helps, but not when my weekly list starts out with 100 or more of my favorite entries... You guy's rock - I'm tellin ya!

Yes, I am a Libra – so I have an inherent drive deep within me to be fair and balanced – good qualities for a “judge” if you ask me. That being said, I’m still human – filled with emotion and subjective feelings – just like you. So, in order to mitigate my subjective tendencies to the best extent possible, I’ve come up with a method by which to narrow down my selections in a more objective vs. arbitrary manner.

Here’s how I go about my personal judging process: I first start out with a list of 100 or more of my most favorite entries for the week, and score them (yes, subjectively) in six distinct categories via a spreadsheet. The categories I’ve selected for scoring are in general harmony with those explained by @luzcypher in his post titled How We Pick The Top 3 Entries, referencing such.

To get a more in-depth perspective as to how I personally go about selecting my artists, please refer to What I go through as an Open-Mic Judge.

Even though it’s still a “subjective” process – diligently going through each scoring category to come up with a “total” score for each entrant helps to minimize any overzealous subjectivity that I may harbor with respect to any specific entrants.

Quite often, this exercise doesn’t give me the exact results I would personally prefer to see – but that only means that my system of judging is working as intended and designed. With all of that said, here are...

My Top-5 Picks in Order

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FIRST PLACE: @mariajruizb – Quedate - (Cover)

Maria is on fire! This week she takes my top spot with a wonderful rendition of “Quedate.”
https://steemit.com/openmic/@mariajruizb/ilumw01n

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SECOND PLACE: @moccamonica – Toxic - (Cover)

Monica and Abel grab my number two spot for a second week in a row with t his awesome cover!
https://steemit.com/openmic/@moccamonica/ac656h39

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THIRD PLACE: @esthersanchez - Killing Me Softly - (Cover)

Esther and her partner did an incredible job covering this Roberta Flack Classic!
https://steemit.com/openmic/@esthersanchez/steemit-openmic-week-106-killing-me-softly-roberta-flack-version-by-esthersancehez

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FOURTH PLACE: @k0wsk1 – Iron and Wine - (Cover)


K0W sure hooked us up with a fine cover here… Check him out!
https://steemit.com/openmic/@k0wsk1/btx0b7df

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FIFTH PLACE: @dianakyv – Hurt - (Cover)


In my top five for a second consecutive week, Diana crushed it again with this awesome vocal cover of “Hurt.”
https://steemit.com/openmic/@dianakyv/aaodxwu3

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My Top-5 Honorable Mentions in Order:

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Fourth: @juliolunar – Sympathy for the Devil - (Cover)
https://steemit.com/openmic/@juliolunar/gc9krrfe

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Fifth: @davidcentenor – Te Bote - (Cover)
https://steemit.com/openmic/@davidcentenor/rrqzx91d

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Thank you for reviewing my selections for this week’s Open-Mic contest. If you find this content I’ve curated entertaining and of value to you, then please consider up-voting and/or re-steeming it.

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Peace, Love, and Justice for All

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A Very Special Shout Out To:

The following artists who were very much on my radar, each within a splitting hair of making it into my overall top-10, and whose performances I loved, cherish and respect most assuredly. This special list is very much an extension of my most honorable mentions.

They are - in no particular order:

@ingridkorneelia, @sthela04, @alejandra23, @carlosrada, @yetxuni, @addiesworld, @wilins, @steemmatt, @tfeldman, @lk666, @rodrigo98, @yisusgtr, @enriquesalgadoc, @natvegas, @benjaminmora, @edwardstobia, @leomolina, @mayneth, @miguelblanco, and @elisonr13!

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Much love and thanks to each and every one of you who have touched a part of my heart and soul - not only this week but forever!

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Wow thanks so much @passion-ground!! I think this is the first time I’ve ever placed on someones list, I really appreciate it :)

¡Ohhhh! Gracias @passion-ground por darme la oportunidad de estar en tu top 5 de primer lugar. Para mi fue gran honor de verdad. Muchas bendiciones para ti y felicito a todos los compañeros que quedaron clasificados y los que estan en tu mención honorifica. Saludos.

Saludos amigo, gracias por esa mención honorífica, de mi parte muy contento y una gran felicitación para ti por tan arduo trabajo semana a semana, un abrazo.

thank you once again for allowing me to be in your top five! ... it gives me great joy to see me there and save every paragraph that they write about my presentations, it is really very important for me .... a hug @ passion-ground

Hey, looks like you're taking a break from Steem. Hope you're well!

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I believe curating that much content can be pretty overwhelming. I hope he's fine too :/

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Indeed it can, however, I've never been finer! :-) Thanks!

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Indeed I was... Did some traveling and entertaining for the past few weeks... It was quite refreshing, to say the least! Thanks for checking up on me @pfunk. :-)

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Great to see you back. Hope you had a good time!

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Thanks, man... I did!

Hello my brother @passion-ground I had the honor of being able to perform one of your songs. It was a real challenge, I really like this letter. enjoy having worked so beautiful song, I hope you like my interpretation. Hugs
https://steemit.com/openmic/@beto14/dmagu4lv

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So nice to come across this cover after nearly a three-week vacation... Awesome work, Beto... Thank you!

Passion... estarás de vacaciones? Espero todo esté bien.

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Yes, I was! Hope all is well with you too, brother!

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What a good brother, a pleasure to see you come back! one grabs darling jajajja

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