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OOC: EurthVision Song Contest 2022

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The first mention of any kind of EurthVision was way back in 2006. There was an edition in Prymont, and a scheduled edition in Variota. Later on, we skipped a few years. That is, until yesterday, over on Discord... Kirvinia: "Post something archetypal of music from your country! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbsg0Tu8cpc" Orioni: "Are you guys angling to host the https://iiwiki.us/wiki/EurthVision_Song_Competition ?" Kirvini: "That might be fun." So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. We're doing another round of EVSC.



HOSTING. Unlike previous events, this 2022 edition is still in need of a host. And you're in luck because the bidding period has just been opened. Whoever is selected as the host for this year will be in charge of running the story as OP. Before we get this show on the road, there are of course some requirements that come with the job. These requirements are both IC and OOCIC requirements include: a city, venue, host and winning song for 2021. A city in your country is needed, likely your capital, that can realistically accommodate the media circus. The name of a venue, either old or newly built, which you can describe and use as the setting for this story. A host presenter as your main character that's willing to hype the acts, entertain guests, and announce results. Logically, if you bid to host, we'll also presume you won the 2021 edition (which didn't take place). For this winning song, include the name of your artist and title of your song. OOC requirements include time and dedication. The time to run this RP, which likely takes places in March and/or April. And the dedication to see this RP through to the end. This includes collecting votes and tallying up the results. See the excellent example by @Prymont.

If you consider yourself capable of pulling off the hosting job, use the host sign-up sheet:


Host country: Your nation's name goes here. Usually this is the player name. Please specify, since NPC's also exist.
Host city: The city in your country where the event will take place.
Host venue: The location within your host city where the event will take place.
Host presenter: The main character that will hype all acts, entertain guests, and announce results.
Official Broadcaster: Your official broadcaster for EV goes here.
2021 winning artist(s) Name(s): The name of your act goes here.
2021 winning song title: The IC Song title goes here.
2021 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.



Hosting is not for everyone. You might want to, but can't find the time. That's alright. You can still signup as a participant. We repeat the rules as set in previous editions by Prymont and @Variota.

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 Variota 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.

The participant sign-up sheet:


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.



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. The host will post once the cut-off date for signups and such has been established. After the deadline, players may not edit or alter their song or performance in any way. This is to keep it fair to everyone. After the deadline, players vote. In 2018, 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, Variota suggested we keep to that method of voting. In case 10 or more participants join in, which we obviously hope, it's recommend 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 the host via PM here or on Discord and kept secret until the final reveal either way. You may not vote for yourself, and every nation that posted a song has to participate in the voting.

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On 5/10/2022 at 3:44 PM, Orioni said:

Since no-one else besides @Nyantaand me showed any interest, there won't be any EurthVision in 2022.

I know a lot of people are a bit busy and I did not see the thread till today so perhaps next year we can try again!


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