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The inaugural EurthVision Song Contest will be hosted by Canastota in the United States of Prymont. It will be contested by eight countries, all of which will perform their chosen songs on the evening of June 25th. EurthVision is the first global song contest to be held by an organised body, after several national and regional variants gained traction.

Seven countries have qualified through qualifiers and semi-finals to perform, as well as the host country being granted a place in the finals alongside them. EurthVision 2018 will be organised by Prymont's Northern Music Entertainment, and will be hosted by Prymontian actress and TV personality Natalie Rødland, alongside rising national music star Jonas Riis. The contest will be held at the OstportX Arena, the largest indoor arena in the country with a seating capacity of 20,000. Throughout the previous week, tourists and locals alike have enjoyed casual music events in and around the city of Canastota, as part of the buildup for the EurthVision finals. 

 

Participants (A-Z)

Collectivist Democracy of Shffahkia, the
Derthalen
Girkmand
Het Huisselant Variota
Kingdom of Cristina
Orione Empire
Sunset Sea Islands, the
United States of Prymont

On the evening of the 25th of June 2018, all eight acts will perform their songs for their country at the OstportX Arena. Each country will be given twenty votes; ten to be issued by a panel of national music industry experts, and ten to be given by voters at home. At the end of the night, each country will reveal their votes, and once all of the results have been received, the winner of the first ever EurthVision global song contest will be revealed!


OOC: Here we have our 2018 EurthVision song contest, boys and girls. Here's how it'll work - from Monday June 25th to Wednesday July 4th, you can post your song down below. Be creative; include what is happening on the stage, backup dancers, lighting effects, reactions from the audience, etc (see here for inspiration). Once we've either reached July 4th or all posts have been submitted, you can send my your votes either on the forum's PM system or via Discord PM. Make sure this is done by Sunday July 8th. Once I've received all of the votes, I'll wrap up the contest with a final post and reveal the winner. 

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Variota

Kom Maar - Hete Henk

 


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Hete Henk jokingly pointing at his outfit during rehearsals

 


While Foolish Bandit was a tough act to go after, Hete Henk wasn't anxious. Even when making his films, he never had issues with stage fright. Cameras? Bring them on. Live viewers? Bring them on. And really, why wouldn't he be confident? Het Huisselant was a land filled with talent, a land with a booming culture, one that was exported to many different nations. And from all those artists, both the domestic and international voters had selected him. His song was upbeat, happy, fun, light. Foolish Bandit could also give a show but his song was heavier, more about the bad. And if Variotans knew how to do anything, it was the good. The glitzy, the fun, the gaudy camp deliciousness that you pretend to hate but secretly love. Raw and delicious, forcing your eyes to it like a car crash, you feel like you should look away but you can't. And soon, you find yourself copying it. That sort of stuff. Would the juries love Hete Henk? He really did not know but he knew one thing, if the public has any taste, he'll get their votes.

Nasionale TeleSicht Variota had arranged to loan some staff from the Propaganda en Morraalmagt, as they were used to handling large shows in a variety of conditions. This had turned out to be a good move as last minute choreography changing had led to a more intricate technical need. Luckily, all was handled and deemed possible, although the Prymontians seemed amazed that someone would want to do that. They apparently never had seen a proper performance. Luckily for everyone, this was soon to change.

As Foolish Bandit's performance ended and he left the stage, all lights were dimmed and during this time, the technicians rolled everything in place. When the lights were turned back on, one could see Hete Henk sitting at a bar in the middle of the stage, on the sole bar stool in front of it. Four round basins containing a long metal pole in the middle were situated in a square around the bar, each filled with a copious amount of baby oil. Hete Henk's outfit was an eccentric choice, a bright and sparkly jumpsuit-like outfit with the Variotan flag as a pattern*. Unlike Foolish Bandit, Hete Henk had asked for a more mobile microphone, something he could just wear as when he spread his arms, the outfit showed the entire Variotan flag. Not having to hold a microphone meant being able to do more of those tricks. 

The music starts, the back-screen shows a Variotan luxury resort and some cheering can be heard by Variotans, fans of Variota and fans of Hete Henk himself. A cocktail glass prop is quickly lowered down as Hete Henk grabs a condom packet from between his belt. As he starts singing, he grabs the cocktail in his other hand, signifying some of the fun stuff Hete Henk wants to do with you. He remains seated at the bar but, from a camera perspective, he remains eye contact with you. For just this moment, all that exists is you and Hete Henk. Kom maar...

Kom maar naar mi toe ja
Ek geef ji wat ji wil ja
Alle leuke ting'n
Ga ek met ji sing'n

Kom maar naar mi toe ja
Ek geef ji wat ji wil ja
Alle leuke ting'n
Ga ek met ji sing'n 

Hete Henk jogs to the front of the stage and frisbees the condom packet, which he had signed before the show, into the crowd before turning around and showing off the Variotan flag on the back of his outfit. Four muscular men in old women costumes are quickly lowered onto the stage, each taking their place at a different pole. As soon as Hete Henk returns to singing, they hang onto the pole in a horizontal pose that resembles as if they're sleeping. Hete Henk points towards the crowd and the cameras in a persuasive manner while singing.

Ek weet het sgat,
Ji frau ligt plat,
Ek weet het sgat,
Ji wil met mi in bat,
Ek weet het sgat,
Ji frau ligt plat

The men in old women costumes tear off their clothes, held together with velcro for ease of removal and removed their wigs, which are all hoisted towards the ceiling using wire. Each of them are now revealed to wear nothing more than a jockstrap with the Variotan coat of arms on them and some gloves. As the next bit starts, Hete Henk dances enthusiastically between the four basins as the four men start oiling themselves up. The background video changes into a first person perspective of being taken into the Pink Pony, the infamous Variotan nightclub, and partying.

Kom maar naar mi toe ja
Ek geef ji wat ji wil ja
Alle leuke ting'n
Ga ek met ji sing'n

Kom maar naar mi toe ja
Ek geef ji wat ji wil ja
Alle leuke ting'n
Ga ek met ji sing'n

The men are done oiling up, looking delicious and shiny, and remove their gloves, dropping them into the baby oil. The gloves were done in order to prevent the dancers from being unable to grip with their hands. Sure, they had to train for weeks in order to be able to reliably do the choreography without slipping away due to the oil but it was worth it. They leave their basins and dance towards Hete Henk, standing near the bar.

Ajaa

As Hete Henk sings Ajaa, the men grab him with two tearing his outfit off, one lifting him and the other removing Henk's shoes, throwing it all to the back of the stage. Flames and fireworks light up the sky, temporarily taking away visibility of the stage. Cheers and whistles can be heard as it's revealed that he's wearing bermuda-style swimming trunks with, again, the Variotan flag on them. As they release Henk and the next bit begins, they start twerking towards him. Once in a while, Henk slaps a dancer on the cheeks.

Mann'n fan alle kleur'n,
Will'n bij mi hor'n,

Kom maar lekker naar mi toe ja
Kom maar lekker hier ja

Kom maar, kom maar hey
Kom maar, kom maar hey
Kom maar, kom maar hey

Hete Henk returns to the single bar stool, with two of the men laying on the bar and two kneeling next to Henk, one of each on each side. Hete Henk seductively pets the two laying on the bar as he sings,  all four men are seemingly focused on Hete Henk as the sole object worthy of attention. The two kneeling next to him attempt to pull on the swimming trunks but are teasingly slapped away by Henk.

Ek weet het sgat,
Ji frau ligt plat,
Ek weet het sgat,
Ji wil met mi in bat,
Ek weet het sgat,
Ji frau ligt plat

Hete Henk and the dancers move towards the poles with Hete Henk ordering each dancer to their pole one-by-one. Each dancer, once they've reached the poles, starts doing a different routine with and on the pole. Dancers pretend to laugh at the one being brought back, as they won't be the one spending time with Henk, until it is revealed that Henk is ordering all four dancers to return, causing them all to show disappointment at not being picked.

Kom maar naar mi toe ja
Ek geef ji wat ji wil ja
Alle leuke ting'n
Ga ek met ji sing'n

Kom maar naar mi toe ja
Ek geef ji wat ji wil ja
Alle leuke ting'n
Ga ek met ji sing'n

Kom maar naar mi toe ja
Ek geef ji wat ji wil ja
Alle leuke ting'n
Ga ek met ji sing'n

Kom maar naar mi toe ja
Ek geef ji wat ji wil ja
Alle leuke ting'n
Ga ek met ji sing'n

As he brings the last man to his pole, the dancer pretends to trip and tears off Henk's bermuda swimming trunks. Again, cheers and whistles are heard as it is revealed that Hete Henk is wearing a skin-tight speedo with the Variotan flag on it. With all four dancers at their poles, they change and start doing the same routine. With Henk in a speedo, he moves towards the middle of the stage and, while holding his crotch, points towards the crowd.

Kom maar naar mi toe ja

Henk moves his crotch forward in a 'come and get it'-type motion. As he does this, short bursts of flames are released to give the motion more umph.

Kom tan

Henk again moves his crotch forward in a 'come and get it'-type motion with similar pyrotechnics. Swooning by homosexuals and women alike can be heard in the crowd.

Kom maar naar mi toe ja

Henk moves his crotch in the same manner as both times before this but this time, fireworks are released and the dancers can be seen hurrying to Henk, hearing his call. The dancers scurry up to Henk and rub their bodies against him in a manner meant to slightly oil him up while also showing off the raw sexuality of the modern dance and the pleasurably smooth environment similar to one of a Variotan nightclub. The screen changes into one of the secluded VIP rooms of the Pink Pony, giving the viewer a first-person perspective of getting a table dance from a twink. The bar stool in front of the bar is quickly removed by a stage hand while attention is drawn on Henk and the dancers.

Mann'n van alle kleur'n,
Will'n bij mi hor'n, 

Kom maar lekker naar mi toe ja
Kom maar lekker hier ja

Kom maar, kom maar
Kom maar, kom maar
Kom maar, kom maar

One of the dancers picks up Hete Henk and throws him over his shoulder. As the dancer turns to wink at the crowd, he takes the back of Hete Henk's speedo and, for a split second, shows the Eurthvision Song Contest Henk's bare buttocks. Cheers, whistles and gasps could all be heard at the same time. Of course, in some regard, the commotion was something strange as Hete Henk was someone who revealed much, much more for a living. Hete Henk is put down on the bar and lays down on the bar, the four dancers pawing at him as he sings the next bit.

Ek weet het sgat,
Ji frau ligt plat,
Ek weet het sgat,
Ji wil met mi in bat,
Ek weet het sgat,
Ji frau ligt plat

The four dancers hurry to their poles to do one last quick routine while the cocktail prop from the beginning of the song is again lowered to the bar. As with the first time, Henk manages to grab a condom packet, this time from within his speedo. The screen turns to a new video, albeit in the same VIP room. The same guy from the previous video has now moved on to giving a lapdance.

Kom maar naar mi toe ja
Ek geef ji wat ji wil ja
Alle leuke ting'n
Ga ek met ji sing'n

Kom maar naar mi toe ja
Ek geef ji wat ji wil ja
Alle leuke ting'n
Ga ek met ji sing'n

Kom maar naar mi toe ja
Ek geef ji wat ji wil ja
Alle leuke ting'n
Ga ek met ji sing'n

Kom maar naar mi toe ja
Ek geef ji wat ji wil ja
Alle leuke ting'n
Ga ek met ji sing'n

The dancers hang on their pole, holding still and point to Hete Henk, who is quickly standing up. As soon as he stands, the bar top begins to rise as small bursts of pyrotechnics are released. Once the bar has fully risen, the front collapses and reveals another Variotan flag, this time painted onto the wooden internals of the bar**. The dancers quickly move towards the bar and Henk jumps, caught by the dancers. A large and final burst of flames released just as the dancers seem to want to remove Henk's speedo. At the moment that you'd finally be able to see something interesting, the lights cut out, teasing the crowd.

 


 

 

For the translation, see the OOC thread. 

*Imagine something like this but with the Variotan flag as its pattern:

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**For the bar, think of something similar that Sakis Rouvas uses here, except the bar simply rises up. Due to the limited height of a bar and as we can't remove a part of the stage, we collapse the front to increase the total size of the flag.

 

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The Radiant Republic of the
SUNSET SEA ISLANDS

SYSTEM EURTH - SYNTHETIC SOCIETY

The camera pans over the cheering audience. The girl that caught Hete Hank's signed set of condoms proudly presents it to the camera. Whether they adore the Variotan sex idol or not, his performance left a strong impression on the viewers. Rødland and Riis seemed to have enjoyed it a lot. Whilst the technicians are busy cleaning the stage off excess baby oil, the Prymontian hosts bridge the time by praising the show that Hank just put on. The organisers knew that a slippery stage would be a problem for SYSTEM EURTH, the Sunset Sea Islandian act for tonight. A flat platform is brought on stage. It was not only meant to ensure that baby oil residue would not endanger their performance, it would also make the relatively small Sunset Sea Islandian singers better visible for the audience. Once the hosts concluded their meaningless rambling, SYSTEM EURTH was introduced and the camera panned towards the stage again.

It is still dark, but a pulse of light travels down strips of light emitting diodes encompassing the path from the stage entry to its centre. A dim spotlight guides the view of the audience towards the artists who just began entering the stage. They move in perfect unison, marching like a band of robots. With every step another pulse of light travels to the centre stage.

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A multitude of sounds starts playing over the speakers, first quiet, then growing louder and louder. Every speaker in the room plays the sound of an electric appliance, some modern, some obsolete. Cellphones ringing, modems dialing into the internet, thousands of mechanical keystrokes, buzzing, whirring, sparks, and the sounds of electric discharges. The volume of the sounds reaches its climax when the seven men reach their destination. Then, the sounds cut off completely and the music starts playing.

 

An istallation of neon tubes lights up behind the men as the melody commences. Individual tubes light up, some only blink for a second, others fade out slowly. More and more tubes join the seemingly senseless blinking. It takes the audience a moment to realise that the flickering of the lights resembles the beat of a human heart. The members of SYSTEM EURTH nod their heads to the melody in perfect synchronicity. A couple of fake security cameras that have been dormant until this moment, boot up and start nodding in the same rhythm.

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Then, the lead vocalist starts singing:

The dawn of synthetic society 
Connecting mankind more than ever 
All around the world people are looking 
Down at screens in search for new faces in there

The light tube installation changes its pattern. The pulses of light now seem to represent data that's being sent and received by the artists. The dancers perform a complex series of handshakes representing the mentioned interpersonal connections. Then, at "new faces", they shape hearts with their hands as if they were liking the social media profiles of newly found friends.

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Everybody wants exactly the same 
Find new friends to hold them tight 
Where they're from doesn't play a role 
In the dawn of new society

Now, the dancers step up their game. Their movements synchronise even more as they begin to move together like a clockwork. The movements of the two outermost dancers resemble those of pendulums whilst the rest performs complicated, mechanical hand movements. The men stand close together and move in unison, representing cooperation and the will to live and work together in harmony. Their perferctly coreographed performance would not have been possible without the support they receive from their colleagues.

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Who are you people 
Do you know who I am
I just want to be friends 
Are we all one 
Every day this world becomes more interconnected 
How long will it take for us to unify

The vocalist starts singing the refrain for the first time. The eyes of the ensemble are directed at the audience as if they were the people mentioned in the song. The intervals at which the fake security cameras swith their viewing angle to a new, random position match the beat of the song. The way the artists move hits the audience right into the uncanny valley. Can such perfect movements even be executed by humans made of flesh and blood? The view of the perfectly synchronised mechanism the small group of men has become matches the topic of an interconnected world perfectly. If they can unify and turn into a working system, why shouldn't society be able to do so as a whole?

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The question "Is somebody out there?" is being repeated by the singers sixteen times. No matter from which angle you look at them, their eyes always seem to point directly at the viewer. It is an invitation. SYSTEM EURTH is trying to establish a connection with each and every member of the audience, as if they were asking them to become a part of their collective of unity and cooperation.

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Who are you people 
Do you know who I am
I just want to be friends 
Are we all one 
Every day this world becomes more interconnected 
How long will it take for us to unify

The refrain is sung for a second time. The movements of SYSTEM EURTH become more energetic and begin to radiate positive energy. They are happy about the way the world has become nowadays. The magnificent invention that managed to interconnect billions of people all over the world is the internet. It brought people from all continents together and created a network for them to work, laugh and enjoy life in together. The light tube installation in the background is back to the heartbeat pattern, which is now faster, stronger and bolder.

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Billions 
Together
Harmony 
Diplomacy
Unity
Future
Connection
Mankind
White skin
Pink skin 
Yellow 
Brown skin
Black skin
Synthetic world
We are all one 
Are we all one

The last part of the song has begun. Now, speaking calmly, SYSTEM EURTH recites a sequence of short words and phrases. The resulting message is one of hope, manking ascending towards a shiny future by working together and fruitfully cooperating. No matter what heritage individuals carried, they were all part of one huge, all-encompassing mechanism: SYSTEM EURTH.

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Once the final words are spoken, the men start moving towards the exit. As the men approach the exit, the beats of the light tube heart continue, but grow weaker with every beat. The fake surveillance cameras slowly power down as if they were bowing down.

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The last member of SYSTEM EURTH has left the stage, the heart continues to beat for a few more times. Then, the melody stops and all lights are extinguished simultaneously. The crowd erupts in applause.

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Girkmand

Mannfred - Looking for Freedom

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Girkmandian entries into various song contests continue to retain a certain quality apparent to the 1980's, with seemingly little "modern" music being published. Many way-back-when-stars are still paraded on the big stages, largely thanks to an almost zealous love for nostalgia.

Although certainly not for everyone, the Girkmandian "new wave" dominates domestic charts among 25-50 year olds.

David Mannfred made his big debut in 1986 with Mannfred & Friends' highly popular hit single, "Looking for Freedom". A timeless song in its own right, the lyrics continue to be relevant to the present, especially with the increasing number of authoritarian governments in Argis and abroad; "Looking for Freedom" came out shortly after the Girkmandian "Disorders" of the 1970's, and was originally made to criticize the Girkmandian military government that preceded the peaceful transition of power to opposition leader President William F. Wilson in 1974, who is largely credited for having returned political freedom to the population, enacted several anti-discriminatory laws, instated universal adult suffrage and the separation of church and state.

 

One morning in June
some twenty years ago
I was born a rich man's son
I had everything that money could buy,
but freedom I had none

I've been looking for freedom
I've been looking so long
I've been looking for freedom
Still the search goes on
I've been looking for freedom
since I left my home town
I've been looking for freedom
Still it can't be found

I headed down the track
my baggage on my back
I left the city far behind
Walking down that road
with my heavy load
trying to find some ease of mind

Father said: "You'll be sorry, son,
if you leave your home this way
And when you realize
the freedom money buys
You'll come running home someday"

I've been looking for freedom
I've been looking so long
I've been looking for freedom
Still the search goes on
I've been looking for freedom
Since I left my home town
I've been looking for freedom
Still it can't be found

I made a lot of dues
had plenty to lose
travelling across the land
Worked on a farm,
got some muscle in my arms
but still I'm not a self-made man
I feel the run for many years to come
I'll be searching door to door
And given some time
some day I'm gonna find
the freedom (freedom, freedom) I've been searching for

I've been looking for freedom
I've been looking so long
I've been looking for freedom
Still the search goes on
I've been looking for freedom
Since I left my home town
I've been looking for freedom
Still it can't be found
Still it can't be found

 

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Pictured: Mannfred performing in Girk, 1987

Although not quite as handsome as he was nearly three decades ago, Mannfred's dignified performance needs not flashy dance choreography or strobe lights. The costumes and neon colors look like something you'd find in your dad's attic, it is as if staring through a wormhole into a present past.

The present context of the song has largely been repurposed to fit a blatant anti-communist, anti-totalitarian agenda, as its lyrics greatly reflect recent happenings in Argis and abroad. It appeals to the people living under restrictive governments, those looking for freedom. A bold move to politicize an already politicized event.

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From the Orioni Empire

Kokega with "Give It To You"

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The next act to take over the stage in Canastota is the Orionii pop music of Kokega. For those of you who are not familiar with the band, here’s a quick beginner’s guide for tonight. One of the most successful O-pop girl groups, they formed as a nine-piece in 2017, but are now eight. The 2017 single "Jee" launched them into stardom. The bubblegum pop track was named Song of the Decade by Typhoon, the most important pop radio station in Orioni. They were dubbed “The Empire’s Girl Group” at one point, and fans also refer to the band by the moniker of "K-OK", a short form of its name. K-OK is the first girl group to have three music videos with over 100 million views on NaniTube, the popular video-sharing site. Their last concert tour attracted a record-breaking 450,000 spectators.

Tonight all eight girls are putting their best foot forward. There is Jesika and her sister Kirisitali, shorthaired Tati and the shy Jiyo, don't forget about Layi, Aryoona is obviously the cute one, the blonde Bao is not your typical bombshell, and finally Firami the group's youngest member who was scouted in the subway while singing along to Hete Henk.

The girls chose a brandnew outfit especially for tonights performance at EurthVision. The classy outfit in black and white was designed by the hot and talented @Mauridiviah an designer Manolo Fuentes. The classically white shirt is combined with playful pleated skirt.

Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for the wonderful, the multi-talented, Kokega!

I saw a man who was packing-packing
Oh now I need to know
So should I chase him now, night and day
Gotta see this now, 'cause I need to know
Before the shock-a, after the shock-a
Choose this kiss or what?

(Chorus)
Hey come, show it to yah
Come here man, show it to yah
Ori-babe give it to yah
Nothing's gonna stop me, and you know
Let me give it to you
Say it to you
Hey hey come
I said come here now

Oh wa-waw
I see a man with a dog
Matchy matchy
They're jogging
Okay Okay
Call me up

(Chorus)
Hey come, show it to yah
Come here man, show it to yah
Ori-babe give it to yah
Nothing's gonna stop me, and you know
Let me give it to you
Say it to you
Hey hey come
I said come here now

Now hey, I know what you've done
Yeah, I know what you've done

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