For the second year in a row, the #9 seed has stunned the #1 seed in the second round of Will’s bracket. This year 9th-seeded Miles Davis shocked top-seed U2 to earn a place in the Elite 8. Meanwhile on Dave’s bracket, top-seeded Nirvana had no trouble eliminating the 8th seeded Beastie Boys – also earning an Elite 8 spot.
U2 fell far behind early in the matchup with Miles Davis and despite late rally in votes, the band from Ireland couldn’t make up enough ground to eliminate the legendary jazz trumpeter. Davis would end up capturing a whopping 69.2% of the vote. U2 was Will’s first overall pick in the 2021 Battle of the Bands draft.
Last year, ninth seeded Pink Floyd delivered a crushing defeat to the top-seeded Rolling Stones on Will’s bracket. Pink Floyd would go on to win Will’s bracket, but lose to Led Zeppelin in the 2020 Finals.
Meanwhile on Dave’s bracket, Nirvana led from start to finish – also capturing 69.2% of the vote.
Heading into the Elite 8, Davis will face the winner of the Elvis Presley-Prince matchup on Will’s side of the bracket. Meanwhile, Nirvana will face the winner of the Stevie Wonder-Clash matchup.
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