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The Week contest: Switch Song - June 25, 2010
Come up with the title of a song that Elton might sing to convince straight people to switch sides
 
Elton John.
Elton John.
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Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

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Results: Before Belarusian officials let Elton John play there, they asked for tapes of previous concerts to make sure his music doesn’t try to convert audiences to homosexuality. We asked you for the title of a song Elton might sing that would justify the Belarusians’ fears.

FIRST PRIZE: Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza
Kristin Borsenik, Northville, MI
 
SECOND PLACE: Goodbye, Hetero Road
Bill Dorner, Indianapolis
 
THIRD PLACE: Someone Changed Your Life Tonight
Beth Simon, Oakland, CA
 
HONORABLE MENTIONS:
 
I Just Can’t Wait to be Queen
Brian Bohr, Evanston, IL
 
Scented Candle in the Wind
James Lister Smith, Mill Valley, CA
 
I Guess That’s Why We All Wear Great Shoes
Ashley Ryan, Catonsville, MD
 
All the Young Boys Love Alan
Martin Daynorowicz, Doylestown, PA
 
Someone’s Switching Sides Tonight
Jonathan Hanst, Boulder, CO
 
Daniel, My Partner
Kevin Crosby, Trinidad, CO
 
God Saves the Queen
David Trachtenberg, Aiken, SC
 
Hunky Cat
Scott McRae, Tampa, FL
 
Take Me to the Pilot…Then Close the Cockpit Door
Nadine Lubka, New York City
 
Just Like Romeo and Julius
Pat Van Antwerpen, Hatboro, PA
 
Roll Over, Beethoven
Laura Comley, Nicholasville, KY
 
Someone Changed My Lifestyle Tonight
Carmen Ficarra, Seattle

 

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