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Welcome to the greatest music show on Eurth; the EurthVision Song Contest! No, it's no joke, it's really that time of the year!

Last year, we had to arrange for a lot of things such as choosing a name, choosing a host bid, setting up some rules and what not. We're extremely lucky that a lot of that isn't needed this year as the name is set, the host bid is set, most of the rules are set. And maybe if you win this edition, you'll get to get the honor of hosting it next year.

Some basics:

SIGNUP. To start, you must sign up for EurthVision. Do so by using the form below and posting that you sign up in this thread. At the moment, I'm not putting a set cut off date on it but once enough nations have shown their interest and it starts to slow down, we'll put one on it. You won't be penalized if you sign up and don’t end up posting a song, things happen. (You'll make me cry though.) Once the cut off date has passed, I'll open up the IC thread and you'll be able to post your IC performance. 

In case people are interested in it, we can have commentary RP by the media; either in a different thread or as posts between the various performances. You won't have to write a song, in case that's not your jam but having some public figure tell your viewers at home what he thinks is, although we'll obviously be very glad to have you join us if you decide to do both.

HOSTING. As said before, I will be hosting this year's edition in the gorgeous city of Ferrefaaierhafen. You might have seen my news article about the stadium bidding. Whomever wins will be in charge of hosting next year's edition, unless that person feels somewhat uncomfortable with doing so. No harm done if so, don't feel pressured. If that happens, we'll do hosting bids for it once this time of the year comes around again.

ROLEPLAY. The contest is based upon the Eurovision Song Contest: nations will RP the performance of their song. We require you to write your own lyrics for the song you enter into EurthVision; the melody you use is entirely yours to choose and should, for ease, be linked in your sign up and in your eventual IC post. YouTube is generally preferred. 80% of your song has to be original and translating lyrics, from French to English as an example, doesn't count as original lyrics. The 80% is a fair number as it allows you to keep repetitive bits like the occasional 'yeah yeah', 'nah nah nah' and such without being disqualified. Nations are free to choose to host a national final, like I myself did last year, or internally select their representative. It's encouraged to use your nation's language, although you're free to write in English or any other language. Do try to provide an English translation however, if you decide to write in a different language.

VOTING. Once the IC thread has been posted, nations will submit songs before the deadline (which I will post once the cut-off date for signups and such has been established). After the deadline, nations may not edit or alter their song or performance in any way. This is to keep it fair to everyone. After the deadline, nations vote. Last year, we divided 20 points (IC'ly split between 10 from the audience at home, 10 from a professional jury of musicians and such from your nation) among each other's acts. In case the amount of nations joining in stays under 10, I suggest we keep to that method of voting. In case 10 or more join in, which I obviously hope, I suggest we change the voting into ranking their top ten songs in the following format of 12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points. Votes will be sent to me via PM here or on Discord and kept secret until the final reveal either way. You may not vote on yourself and every nation that posted a song has to vote.


The sign-up sheet:

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Nation Name: Your nation's name goes here.
Official Broadcaster: Your official broadcaster for EV goes here.
Song Title: The IC Song title goes here. In case you want to have a national final, please put National Final here. 
Artist(s) Name(s): The name of your act goes here. Same as with the song, put National Final here if you plan on having one.
Tune: The real life tune you're basing your song on goes here, please provide a link as well as the name of the tune.
Lyrics: The lyrics to your song, must be 80% original as discussed. It's not a problem if you don't have them right away, just ensure you have them here by the time the IC thread opens up.


My own sign up sheet:

Nation Name: Het Huisselant Variota
Official Broadcaster: Nasionale TeleSicht Variota
Song title: National Final
Artist(s) Name(s): National Final
Tune: TBA
Lyrics: TBA


Current list of participating nations:

  1. Variota
  2. Orioni
  3. Llalta
  4. PyeMcGowan
  5. Sunset Sea Islands
  6. Sanctum Imperium Catholicum
  7. Sayf
  8. Tikva
  9. Oyus
  10. Shffahkia
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Nation Name: Orioni (surprise!)
Official Broadcaster: Vizhan TV
Song title: Red or Blue
Artist(s) Name(s): Hitomi Okita
Tune: Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Lyrics: See below

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Verse 1
If you go away or if you stay
The time will come, baby happiness you and I, I just remembered
All I feel is a blue sky like ho!
Wanna feel all alive

Pre-Chorus
Should be happy with you, baby
Instead of being blue

Chorus
When the leaves turn red
A flame will grow as society is erased
Of corruption, and all the evil inside of me
I cannot see mercy, or the light of redemption

Verse 2
Yeah I heard that the truth hurt my pride
How you gonna know me or will the real me show up
Just to say the things I needed to say
One thing is clear, I still believe

Pre-Chorus
Just to say the things you needed to say
One thing is clear, I still believe

Chorus
When the leaves turn red
A flame will grow as society is erased
Of corruption, and all the evil inside of me
I cannot see mercy, or the light of redemption

Bridge
I keep singing this same refrain
Like a how or a why or a must have wonder

Chorus
When the leaves turn red
A flame will grow as society is erased
Of corruption, and all the evil inside of me
I cannot see mercy, or the light of redemption

(OOC: I'll do a news post this week and update this with the winner of the national contest. @Variota If you have a picture of the hall or city, I can run that through the header template from last year.)

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Nation Name: Llalta
Official Broadcaster: LBN
Song title: "Storm Inside"
Artist(s) Name(s): Esther Winterborne
Tune: Oonagh - Orome
Lyrics: 

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Verse 1
Thoughts of me inside her head are running wild
What a woman could do
Oh shelter from the rain and storm
You would run as high as you could go anywhere

Pre-Chorus
I held you when the storm came
One summer night I thought I heard you call

Chorus
The storm is coming like a rain shower
Long enough to wash away my pain
For as long as there are stars
Shining inside my heart

Verse 2
With every choice a voice deep inside me
With every choice a voice deep inside me
You sing into my mind
Your love for me was heaven sent, heaven sure

Pre-Chorus
A million miles away is an island
Lost in the ocean, feelings inside of me

Chorus
The storm is coming like a rain shower
Long enough to wash away my pain
For as long as there are stars
Shining inside my heart

Bridge
Suddenly my south of santa
All the love I had is inside my head

Chorus
The storm is coming like a rain shower
Long enough to wash away my pain
For as long as there are stars
Shining inside my heart

 

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Nation Name: PyeMcGowan .
Official Broadcaster: PBC, PyeMcGowian Broadcasting Company
Song Title: Eclipsium
Artist(s) Name(s): Period 2, Eloise Charles, David Carlsen, James De Suisse, Pinapp LeJuice.
Tune: 7 Nation Army
Lyrics: 

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Verse 1
I want everybody to have some
At the middle of the eclipse
One beat from your other love and one door to another
I was sleeping when you called. Crash or the eclipse

Pre-Chorus
The full moon eclipse
Vows the end is yet to come

Chorus
Eclipse the sun
Eclipse the sun
Total eclipse of the heart
So nobody gets left behind

Verse 2
As the stars eclipse the sky
To light in my eyes
You know I will come out of the eclipse
Sometimes I will need your time

Pre-Chorus
Eclipse the world
It hurts through the fall

Chorus
Eclipse the sun
Eclipse the sun
Total eclipse of the heart
So nobody gets left behind

Bridge
Eclipse of the sun
Shadows lift away

Chorus
Eclipse the sun
Eclipse the sun
Total eclipse of the heart
So nobody gets left behind

 

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Nation Name: The Radiant Republic of the Sunset Sea Islands
Official Broadcaster: SSI News
Song title: I Will Keep You Safe
Artist(s) Name(s): Bio
Tune: Björk - All is Full of Love
Lyrics:

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I will keep you safe
I promise you, my dear
I will keep you safe
In my loving arms

I will fight off the dangers
You've had to fear
They can't run from my watchful eyes
That make sure you're safe

I am always close
Wherever you go
I will keep you safe
Right beside you

I will keep you safe
As long as you let me
I will keep you safe
Trust my loving embrace
I will keep you safe
You can't hide from me
I will keep you safe

I will keep you safe, I will keep you safe
I will keep you safe, I will keep you safe

 

 

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Nation Name: Oyus

Official Broadcaster: Oyus National Network (ONN)

Song title: Sweet Island Dreams

Artist name: Empress of the Shore

Tune https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyN6GMY78D4

Lyrics:

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They're on the beach

They're on the beach, They're on the beach
They're, they're here to stay, they're not going today

Don't know if there's more
Don't tell them that they're dead

They'll never let us be in our sweet dreams
We'll just be a beaten down beam
They'll climb high, they won't just pass us by
Sweet dreams

Pray to the Gods, they'll help us oh
Gather the men, we'll fight them off

They'll be sorry to stay
Our home burns down if we don't make them go

They'll never let us be in our sweet dreams
We'll just be a beaten down beam
They'll climb high, they won't just pass us by

Sweet dreams, that's all they'll never be
They'll climb high, they won't just pass us by

Our sweet dreams, sweet dreams
Drive them out for our sweet dreams

 

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Nation Name: La République Fédérative de la Sfakie - Federacia Respubliko Sfako
Official Broadcaster: La Nationale Télévisée
Song title: We didn't light the Pyre
Artist(s) Name(s): Sean Noël
Tune: We didn't start the fire (Instrumental) 
Lyrics: 

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PyeMcGowan, Dina Diva, Red Ahrana, Harvey Ramston,

South Adisi, [Giliano] Saleri, Nadia Burnett

Tumbleweed, Bourlington, Icebreakers, Computer's on 

North Dniester, South Dniester, Adélaïde Larue

 

Mongol-Swedes, A-Bomb, Sugar from the SSI, Mount Makapu

Kondukanto, King Albert and I, the Pitcher in the Pie

Saale Shower, Varico, Seylos' got a new king

Diego Polo, Alenveil, Desiderata goodbye

 

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning 

We didn't light the pyre

No, we didn't start it but we're trying to end it

 

Odin Thorvin, Moskovo, Howitzer and Drag'novich

Charna Pisto, Mario Corona, ICEB's Bloc

King Tomasso, Marco Palo, Arturo Carabobo, Alaghon

Mat Troi Lan's long gone, Almas got an almanack

Ensten, Jean Olivier, Kipan's got a winning team

Space Rocket, Euro-pans, Bogdo Gioro, Argenland 

Boevendaal, Porto Rosso, Cristina, Krusken

Nabérrie, Matteo Terrone, trouble in the Dolch See

 

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning 

We didn't light the pyre

No, we didn't start it but we're trying to end it

 

Ravenrock, Ranjekaart, Crist-Mantella, Neuva Vega

Vetok, Ide Jima, Intreinor, Canal on the Canamo

Ayalon, Rekamgil, Thalahassa Football

Ratnapura matricide, Children of Little Flau

Tagmatika, Kirvina, Mosignor, Limonaia Mafia 

Holy Hops, Saipuo, Verde is a go-go

PROGRS, Gao He Ping, Theresa and Joni 

Eurofuhrer, Citulo, Valacians in the Ygros 

 

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning 

We didn't light the pyre

No, we didn't start it but we're trying to end it

 

Aberdeen, Matana, Whalers in Aurelian Land

Aulon, Manille, Motrhal Bay Invasion 

Al-Karim in Aluxia, Tagmatine Ahromamania

New Hill, Jean Vou, Pierre Panza beats Sa Hara 

Saint Paul's, Mathon Terix, Llaltan Politician Sex

Prince Simon, blown away, what else do I have to say?

 

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning 

We didn't light the pyre

No, we didn't start it but we're trying to end it

 

Euthanasia, Manamana, Bourlignton back again

Slave shock, Verde Block, Albertgate, Skunk Rock

Grikmand, Kipan, Palladine, Sayfis in the airline

Almas' in Takhar, Enolia's troubles with Rihan

Routa Della Fortuna, flight 371, heavy royal suicide

Foreign debt, Homeless Sects, coke, crack, Laughing Men 

Syringes on the sea floor, Derthalen's under feudal law

Bull and Bolder Fruit Wars, I can take it no more 

 

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning 

We didn't light the pyre

Yet when all is gone

It'll just blaze on, and on, and on, and on...

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning

We didn't light the pyre

No, we didn't start it but we're trying to end it

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning 

We didn't light the pyre

No, we didn't start it but we're trying to end it

...

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Shffahkia said:

Nation Name: La République Fédérative de la Sfakie - Federacia Respubliko Sfako
Official Broadcaster: La Nationale Télévisée
Song title: We didn't light the Pyre
Artist(s) Name(s): Sean Noël
Tune: We didn't start the fire (Instrumental) 
Lyrics: 

PyeMcGowan, Dina Diva, Red Ahrana, Harvey Ramston,

South Adisi, [Giliano] Saleri, Nadia Burnett

Tumbleweed, Bourlington, Icebreakers, Computer's on 

North Dniester, South Dniester, Adélaïde Larue

 

Mongol-Swedes, A-Bomb, Sugar from the SSI, Mount Makapu

Kondukanto, King Albert and I, the Pitcher in the Pie

Saale Shower, Varico, Seylos' got a new king

Diego Polo, Alenveil, Desiderata goodbye

 

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning 

We didn't light the pyre

No, we didn't start but we're trying to end it

 

Odin Thorvin, Moskovo, Howitzer and Drag'novich

Charna Pisto, Mario Corona, ICEB's Bloc

King Tomasso, Marco Palo, Arturo Carabobo, Alaghon

Mat Troi Lan's long gone, Almas got an almanack

Ensten, Jean Olivier, Kipan's got a winning team

Space Rocket, Euro-pans, Bogdo Gioro, Argenland 

Boevendaal, Porto Rosso, Cristina, Krusken

Nabérrie, Matteo Terrone, trouble in the Dolch See

 

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning 

We didn't light the pyre

No, we didn't start but we're trying to end it

 

Ravenrock, Ranjekaart, Crist-Mantella, Neuva Vega

Vetok, Ide Jima, Intreinor, Canal on the Canamo

Ayalon, Rekamgil, Thalahassa Football

Ratnapura matricide, Children of Little Flau

Tagmatika, Kirvina, Mosignor, Limonaia Mafia 

Holy Hops, Saipuo, Verde is a go-go

PROGRS, Gao He Ping, Theresa and Joni 

Eurofuhrer, Citulo, Valacians in the Ygros 

 

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning 

We didn't light the pyre

No, we didn't start but we're trying to end it

 

Aberdeen, Matana, Whalers in Aurelian Land

Aulon, Manille, Motrhal Bay Invasion 

Al-Karim in Aluxia, Tagmatine Ahromamania

New Hill, Jean Vou, Pierre Panza beats Sa Hara 

Saint Paul's, Mathon Terix, Llaltan Politician Sex

Prince Simon, blown away, what else do I have to say?

 

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning 

We didn't light the pyre

No, we didn't start but we're trying to end it

 

Euthanasia, Manamana, Bourlignton back again

Slave shock, Verde Block, Albertgate, Skunk Rock

Grikmand, Kipan, Palladine, Sayfis in the airline

Almas' in Takhar, Enolia's troubles with Rihan

Routa Della Fortuna, flight 371, heavy royal suicide

Foreign debt, Homeless Sects, coke, crack, Laughing Men 

Syringes on the sea floor, Derthalen's under feudal law

Bull and Bolder Fruit Wars, I can take it no more 

 

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning 

We didn't light the pyre

Yet when all is gone

It'll just blaze on, and on, and on, and on...

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning

We didn't light the pyre

No, we didn't start but we're trying to end it

We didn't light the pyre

It's been always blazing since Eurth's been turning 

We didn't light the pyre

No, we didn't start but we're trying to end it

...

Holy hell.

You've won Eurth.

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With Shffahkia signing up, we've reached 10 nations. If everyone ends up participating or more sign up but we end up with atleast 10 nations, we'll move to the 'new' voting system. Should people prefer to go back to the single point pool voting system afterwards, we can use that again for next edition.

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Nation Name: The Holy Empire of Derthalen
Official Broadcaster: The Imperial Derthaler Military News Service
Song Title: He Didn't Come Back From the Patrol
Artist(s) Name(s): Rune Thor-Kind
Tune: He Didn't Come Back From the Battle
Lyrics:

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Why isn't it like that? Everything is always the same:
My uniform is blue again,
Same forest, same air, and same water...
Only, he didn't come back from the patrol.

I don't know who was right about us any more.
In our arguments between fights and rest.
I only missed him now -
When he didn't come back from the patrol.

He never shut up and did not march in time,
Isn't that what I always would say?
He kept me awake,
He'd get up in the morning, -
But didn't come back from the patrol last night.

What's empty now is the place I had in my heart:
Suddenly I noticed that there were two of us...
To me, it's like the wind blew out a light,
When he didn't come back from the patrol.

It was as if winter had entered me to stay.
I called him by mistake:
"Friend, leave it alone for some tea!" And in return - silence:
He never came back from the patrol yesterday.

Our dead will not leave us alone and afraid,
Our dead are like sacred guards...
Hidden up in the sky, in the woods, like in the water.
And the trees are them.

We had plenty of times when together,
Where we were running for both of us to live...
I'm all alone now. Only it seems to me -
He's not the only one who stayed out on the patrol.

 

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1 hour ago, Derthalen said:

Nation Name: The Holy Empire of Derthalen
Official Broadcaster: The Imperial Derthaler Military News Service
Song Title: He Didn't Come Back From the Patrol
Artist(s) Name(s): Rune Thor-Kind
Tune: He Didn't Come Back From the Battle
Lyrics:

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Why isn't it like that? Everything is always the same:
My uniform is blue again,
Same forest, same air, and same water...
Only, he didn't come back from the patrol.

I don't know who was right about us any more.
In our arguments between fights and rest.
I only missed him now -
When he didn't come back from the patrol.

He never shut up and did not march in time,
Isn't that what I always would say?
He kept me awake,
He'd get up in the morning, -
But didn't come back from the patrol last night.

What's empty now is the place I had in my heart:
Suddenly I noticed that there were two of us...
To me, it's like the wind blew out a light,
When he didn't come back from the patrol.

It was as if winter had entered me to stay.
I called him by mistake:
"Friend, leave it alone for some tea!" And in return - silence:
He never came back from the patrol yesterday.

Our dead will not leave us alone and afraid,
Our dead are like sacred guards...
Hidden up in the sky, in the woods, like in the water.
And the trees are them.

We had plenty of times when together,
Where we were running for both of us to live...
I'm all alone now. Only it seems to me -
He's not the only one who stayed out on the patrol.

 

Definitely not

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Calling out the cut-off date today. Those still wanting to sign up (I believe @Prymont was interested) can do so before this Sunday, the 19th. After that, signups are closed and I'll throw out the IC thread.

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