Hey, sorry for being a little quiet for a few hours, I had no Internet connection. Only four people didn't submit; usually there are a few more, so this is still great. Good job everyone! Thanks to BrokenDeck for announcing that the deadline has been reached and thanks especially to RampantMusik for compiling that incredibly organised list of submissions!
First off, the rule of submitting to Newgrounds basically means that we don't want your submission to be on SoundCloud only or something. You have to submit it to Newgrounds. However, you can submit it anywhere else, as long as it's on Newgrounds.
Regarding the empty matchup, this has happened before in the past and here is what we're going to do. There will be 15 winners in this round because of the empty matchup of TiKRuy v. NeXsard. This is no good because it's an odd number. The 16th person who passes to the next round will be the highest-scoring loser from Round 1.
What happens now? From now till the 19th the judges will be listening to your submissions and score them out of 10. There are six judges so there will me 6 scores out of 10 per song. An average of each set of scores is made, and the opponent with the higher score makes it into the next round. Then, in the 2 weeks of Round 2, each song will be reviewed on the NG song pages, explaining the score you were given. These reviews won't come up at set times, they'll be coming up whenever the judges finish them, so keep an eye on your submission.
So yeah, sit tight for a few days and you'll get your results in a new thread sometime on the 19th, and a PM notifying you about it!