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A very musical week for featured articles

This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from the 16th to the 30th of April

We have a second poet this time, QuicoleJR, and it's great having them along! Figured it might not be the worst idea to sign poems if there's two of us, though. On my front, my penchant for taking songs and writing new lyrics to the opening lines of them hit a bit of an... interesting turn when I realised what the opening words were. You'll see it, I'm sure.

Things continue apace. I got to collaborate with MyCatIsAChonk on one of the featured pictures in this issue; that was fun. This issue will (hopefully) also contain the finale of my history of April Fools' on Wikipedia, which is a little awkward in mid-May, but, well, volunteer site.

Hope everything's going well for all of you! And to the contributors of all the hard work, well, as Puck says:

If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream S

Featured articles

Twelve featured articles were promoted this period.

A ship.
Here she is, now ready to get all of your views:
The ship Esmeralda in the Illustrated London News!
Chilean cruiser Esmeralda (1883), nominated by The_ed17 (a.k.a. Ed)
The first "protected cruiser", with an archéd armoured deck,
It's innovative in some ways, but its design is kind of dreck. AC
1981 World Snooker Championship, nominated by BennyOnTheLoose
Snooker is the sport, you see;
Steve Davis won the whole tourney;
The Crucible Theatre hosted again;
See you at the next event, my friend! QJR
"Telephone" (song), nominated by FrB.TG
Hello, hello, Lady Gaga?
I listened to your song
I liked the music video
At the prison, yeah, yeah
Wha-wha-what did you say?
Oh, you're breaking up with me
By killing me with Beyoncé?
...I'm kinda busy. AC
1894–95 New Brompton F.C. season, nominated by ChrisTheDude
New Brompton made their league debut,
They started out in Division Two,
They won a match against Swindon Town in the end,
And got moved up a league, where we saw them again.QJR
Panagiotis Kavvadias, nominated by UndercoverClassicist
He helped excavate artifacts in Greece,
And would not let smugglers steal in peace.QJR
William D. Leahy, nominated by Hawkeye7
This man served in World War II;
Did it as a senior, too;
Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief;
I'd like to say more, but let's keep this brief. QJR
"Hey Stephen", nominated by Ippantekina
Mmm mmm mmm mmm-mmm mmm-mmm,
Mmm mmm mmm mmmmm-mmm,
Mmm mmm mmm mmm-mmm mmm-mmm mmm,
Mmm mmm mmm, yeah.
Hey Stephen, that's a lot of hummy breathin'
But Taylor's wrote it into you.
But with that start to this part
Now I didn't say half the things I wanted to. AC
Guitar Songs, nominated by Your Power (a.k.a. Elias)
Billie Eilish softly sang while a guitar gently played,
Telling of her friend's near-death and her grief o'er Roe v. Wade. AC
Hurricane Ophelia (2005), nominated by Cyclonebiskit
The name is apt: Ophelia drowned
As did many an N. C. town. AC
Shooting of Stephen Waldorf, nominated by HJ Mitchell (a.k.a. Harry Mitchell)
The London Metropolitan Police
In incompetence never cease.
They shot an innocent man, and then
Thought he was the one shooting, and shot him again.
When he collapsed when they were done
A third cop thought he was reaching for a gun.
I think the conclusion has by now come forth:
Every cop wants to shoot at poor Waldorf. AC
"Me Too" (Meghan Trainor song), nominated by MaranoFan (a.k.a. NØ)
A song 'bout loving yourself, Megan Trainor sang,
She is quite happy with her body.
The music video got pulled: Why did she object?
Changed her waist! Show her some respect, yo! AC
Al-Musta'li, nominated by Cplakidas (a.k.a. Constantine)
Al-Musta'li rose up to caliph, we fear,
Through the machinations cunning of a vizier.
While, within a story, such tropes might be ripe,
'Tis rare to see a real vizier stereotype. AC

Featured pictures

Thirteen featured pictures were promoted this period, including the images at the top and bottom of this article.

Featured lists

Five featured lists were promoted this period.

A balding man
His Wildcats with the ball were the binning-est,
Which made Adolph Rupp be the winningest.
List of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball head coaches, nominated by Newtothisedit
Twenty-two coached the Wildcats in basketball,
Adolph Rupp won the most of them all.QJR
List of Top Selling Rhythm & Blues Singles number ones of 1965, nominated by ChrisTheDude
Billboard stopped ranking these, but no more;
Rhythm and blues are what's in store.QJR
List of basal superasterid families, nominated by Dank
There are many of these plants with flowers,
Including beets and flytraps, and big cactus towers.QJR
List of birds of Wallis and Futuna, nominated by AryKun
Three islands in Polynesia, a French collectivity,
Wallis and Futuna for birds have proclivity. AC
List of Hot R&B Singles number ones of 1962, nominated by ChrisTheDude
All the way back in 1962;
Billboard ranked rhythm and blues;
For ten weeks, Ray Charles stood on top;
Dance crazes were around, and would not stop!QJR