Circuit Madness 2017 Final 4 Opens for Vote! Elite 8 Results Here!


We’re back! With only a couple weeks left in Circuit Madness 2017, we’re entering the Final 4! Circuit Madness 2017 has been one of the most enjoyable Circuit Madness seasons of the past few years. We’ve received a ton of positive feedback about the competition this year, and it’s time to vote for our final two films. Before we jump into the voting, we’re going to recap the Elite 8.

Elite 8 Voting

First up, we’re going to announce our winners for each division. We have a battle between films that feature rightful kings running from their duties. That’s right, we have “The Fellowship of the Ring” going up against “The Lion King” in the final for the Portman Division. One fantasy epic goes up against a Disney classic, but only one could emerge victorious. That film is “The Fellowship of the Ring,” taking home the title with a 63 percent to 27 percent victory.

Next up, the Williams Division took on two of John Williams’ own scores. One of the iconic scores of ’70s cinema, “Jaws” took on William’s iconic score from the 1980s, “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.”  The matchup is certainly a tough one. While “E.T.” might be the more dynamic score, “Jaws” is undeniably iconic (and one of the first things you think of for the film). That said, the “Jaws” score is the main theme, and this may have pushed it over the edge. “Jaws” takes down “E.T.,” 61 percent to 39 percent. This sets up a matchup between “The Lord of the Rings” and “Jaws” for a spot in the finals.

Our third finalist comes from the Steiner Division. A battle between our most recent Score champ, “La La Land,” and the incredible work in “Star Wars” took place to determine a spot in the Final 4. It’s a shame they couldn’t combine to make “City of Star Wars,” but alas, we only advance one. That film was “Star Wars,” which handled the modern musical with a 68 percent to 32 percent victory. This means that John Williams has two films in the Final 4. 

Last but not least, we have a final in the Newman Division between two underdogs. “Beauty and the Beast
reached the final from the 5 seed, while “Brokeback Mountain” made the final from the 7 seed. Either film will be the lowest seeded film in the Final 4, which adds a bit of a Cinderella story element to the matchup. That said, this was the matchup with the largest split. “Beauty and the Beast” will take its Belle story to the finals after a 71 percent to 29 percent victory. This sets up a Final 4 matchup between “Beauty and the Beast” and “Star Wars.”

Circuit Madness 2017 Final 4 Voting Opens

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What do you think? Which scores do you think will emerge victorious? Let us know in the comments below! 

Voting for the Circuit Madness 2017 Final 4 closes on April 16.

  • Brennan


  • Joey Magidson

    Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.

  • Calvin Damon

    This one was the easiest one for me yet. Star Wars and Lord of the Rings all the way

  • Baggins

    watch, the final matchup is gonna be Williams vs Williams

  • Robby Poffenberger

    I know you guys were a bit surprised at Beauty making it this far, but listen to the soundtrack WITHOUT the songs sometime. They way it weaves with the action on the screen is relentlessly perfect. It’s like the score of a silent film. Plus, that opening refrain is some of the most beautiful overture ever.

    Not saying it should beat Star Wars (and didn’t it beat Lawrence of Arabia? That was unacceptable.) But it deserves a lot of praise.

  • Robby Poffenberger

    Also, I know Jaws is iconic, but it’s kind of a one-trick pony, isn’t it?