Have got the okay from Gail to run a competition which I hope many will take part in and enjoy. There will be a prize of a poster, "Michael Bolton Greatest Hits 1985 - 1995" and picture of it is included after this notice. I'm donating the poster and will mail to winner so, before you enter, please consider you will have to share with me an address to which it can be sent if you win. If you do not want to share those details please, please, do not enter competition proper but consider submitting your entry under "FUN" section and marking it as such.  For "FUN" section it will still be same list of lyrics.

Format for competition:
1 Submit application to be entrant by noon GMT, 22nd October.
2 List of all entrants published.
3 Actual competition from noon GMT, 27th October until noon GMT, 29th October.
4 Announcement of results by 5th November i.e. competition proper and fun section.
5 Publication of all entries
6 Disputes, on result, accepted until 9th November (?).
7 Prize will be mailed to winner.

Rules of Competition:
Over next three weeks, until noon GMT, on Thursday, 22nd October, you can enter to take part in competition. To enter, you will be required to be a member of this website, www.michaelbolton.com, for you will have to let me know, on here, you want to take part. You will also have to "friend" me in order to submit actual competition entry, in secret, via a personal message. Once closing date is passed, i.e. 22nd October, I will publish a list of those who wish to enter so each entrant can verify their name is registered and also to ensure I cannot add a name after closing date. Names of those wishing to enter can be posted on this thread, posted to wall on my page, or, by PM to me. Here is link to my page .... http://www.michaelbolton.com/profile/sylviadoughty346?xg_source=pro...

On Tuesday, 27th October, at noon GMT, I will post 27 lines of lyrics from songs, by Michael, which he will have recorded onto CD's. You will have 48 hours in which to submit, through a PM, your entry, telling me which songs the lyrics come from. Closing date, therefore, for all entries will be, noon GMT, Thursday, 29th October. The lyrics will be numbered and you MUST number your respective song title to correspond with the lyrics you think belong to it and I must ask that you try to keep your answers in numerical order, please !!! Hopefully, I will be able to announce the winner, which will be the one who has answered highest number of lyrics to songs correctly, by Thursday, 5th November. If there is a draw, another list of lyrics will be published, for those who have come equal first. Rest assured if such a situation arises, of there being draws, it will not be dragged out by lists upon lists but please, let's agree to deal with that, if and when, it does arise.  I do propose taking note of time each correct entry is received and if it proves to be the case that there is a large number of correct entries, only those received in the quickest time will go forward to a further "lyrics/song off".  Rest assured time differences within regions and countries will be taken into account.

After having received all entries and have named winner will, before posting any prize to anyone, publish each and every entry received in order that:
(a) all those who have entered can see their entry was taken into account;
(b) each and every entrant can verify that correct winner has been arrived at.
Only when no dispute is received, as to who is winner, will prize then be mailed. Will say Monday, 9th November, as date by which any dispute will have to be received but let's not lay that down in stone and leave as, could be subject to change. Will also post a list of correct song titles to lyrics.


Hope you will see and understand, as far as rules for entries being sent privately and only allowing 48 hours to answer, is because I'm trying, as far as possible, to get the winner to be a person who really knows Michael's songs which, I hope everyone will agree, is the fairest outcome in such a competition. Should add, you do not have to answer all 27 but only those that you are sure of. Always keep in mind, no one might know the 27, therefore, even if you only know 17, please, please submit your entry for, your's might still be the highest number, answered correctly.

Any questions, PLEASE ask !!!

Lastly, I have a HUGE THANK YOU to extend to one, Rob Bortkiewicz, who gave me the idea for this competition when he posted a tweet suggesting, for a bit of fun and in honour of Michael's new CD, we guess song lyrics so, if you like the idea for this competition, you must extend your thanks to Rob and I certainly do ...... thanks Rob !!! :)

Size of poster is 22 inches x 29 inches.

ADDENDUM to actual competition:

Alongside actual competition am going to run a "FUN" section within it and it is for anyone who does not wish to win poster and possibly feels, as they do not know me would not want to share their address details with me. Same rules will apply as far as submitting your entry in secret except to mark it "FUN" along with same time schedule for entries and also I will draw up and publish details of entrants and entries in exactly the same way but, no prize will be given, in "FUN" competition. Same set of lyrics will also apply.  Have incorporated this section into rules above.

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Oops sorry - was on my phone in a dark pub and struggling to see the screen. Must have clicked the wrong button :(

Officially CLOSING competition and now what you have all been waiting for.........

                                                                                              DIANE McKANE

Correct songs for 3 sets of lyrics were:         1.   "Love Cuts Deep"

                                                                     2.   "Let's Stay Together"

                                                                     3.   "Love Is Everything"

Here are correct entries for final round which also show time I received notification that entry had been submitted. .

1st   Diane McKane
Round 2
01/11/2015 - 21:07
Diane McKane
Subject: Round 2 

1. Love Cuts Deep 

2. Let's Stay Together 

3. Love Is Everything 


2nd   Lynne Shirley MacLean

Lynne Shirley Maclean replied to your discussion "Lyrics, From Michael Bolton Songs, Competition" on Michael Bolton
01/11/2015 - 21:16
Michael Bolton
Permalink Reply by Lynne Shirley Maclean 12 hours ago
1 Love Cuts Deep
2 Lets stay together
3 Love is everything
3rd   Usha Ramadhar
Lyrics Competition
01/11/2015 - 21:20
Usha Ramadhar
1) "Love cuts deep" 

2) " Let's stay together" 

3)  " Love is everything" 

Regards, Usha , Mississauga, Ontario 
4th    Gloria
Lyrics Competition
01/11/2015 - 21:26



Marianne Jud sent in entries but her first one was NOT correct, therefore, have taken decision to not include in final placement.  I am sorry Marianne but as you will see from your first entry you did have one song wrong although a little later you did enter again with correct songs and I believe we will all agree a second correct entry cannot be accepted .... it has to be first one received.   Hope you understand Marianne and accept my decision? Here are Marianne's entries, showing time received, to let everyone see how and why I arrived at decision I have.
First entry received from Marianne at 2112 hrs
Lyrics Competition
01/11/2015 - 21:12
Marianne Jud
Here my answer: 




Hugs Marianne 
Second entry received from Marianne at 2117 hrs
Lyrics Competition
01/11/2015 - 21:17
Marianne Jud
Here my answer: 




Hugs Marianne
Want to take opportunity to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who took part and to all those who showed an interest to say thanks to you for your support is truly appreciated.  I do hope you all enjoyed and I hope, sometime in the future, to run another competition .... quickly adding, it will not be a lyrics one !!! LOL
Should also add that thread will remain open for anyone to dispute results and believe until 9.00 am tomorrow 3 November gives everyone a fair opportunity to have their say.  Thereafter, I will make arrangements with Diane, on the posting to her of her prize.
from your wee Scottish friend,   Sylvia
P.S.   Please accept my apology for the format above has taken but I can assure you it was not how I typed it out and I have attempted twice to edit but it will not change.  Do not know if it has fallen like this because of so much copying and pasting although it has gone wrong where there has been none.....will we put it down to gremlins ???? LOL    At least everything is there although pretty squashed up in places.....sorry folks and just hope you can follow it all !!! lol     Sylvia.

Congratulations to Diane and many thanks to Sylvia for all the effort put in x

Dear Silvia

The competition was a great idea - thank you very much for your time, your patience and the implementation.

I mean - the winner is the person who first sends the correct answer, regardless of how many answers sends that person (in the tender is not that one can participate only once).
But here it does not matter - Diane was the first with the correct answer (21:07) - Congratulations Diane - I rejoice with you and for you.

Greetings to all - until the next competition -
Dinner with Michael and then breakfast - lol

Point taken Marianne that I did not specify one entry per person....will not forget that in future competitions.  

I wish next competition's prize could be what you have suggested but believe number of entries for that I certainly could not deal with on my own !!! LOL

Sylvia   Your wee Scottish friend



Thank you for the donation of your poster and for the administration of this contest. It truly has been fun to participate.

What a way to start my Monday! Feeling energized and excited! Thank you so much! Of course, special thanks to Michael and all of these wonderful songs he has shared with us in the past. Looking forward to many more wonderful songs from MB! And more contests from Sylvia!


Congrats. Diane and I will be in touch about poster.  

I hope to do more competitions for have a few more goodies could put up as prizes.  Am thinking along lines of one "true or false" for think that could be fun  not only for those taking part but for me making up questions and how "devious" I can be in doing so but definitely a lot more thought has to go into before actually doing and might make it in New Year when those blues hit after all the festivities and maybe just before we have all the fun of the new CD.... definitely giving it some thought !!! :)

Sylvia  Your wee Scottish friend


A true and false sounds like a great idea! When things settle after the holidays, you will brighten our spirits with another competition. Great idea!



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