ETSC – Every year, the summer is the calm after the storm so it’s the perfect time to introduce a new game: the Eurovision Times Song Contest (ETSC)! 28 of you now represent an European country with a song and will vote in a make-believe Eurovision! Discover the songs live tonight!
Each summer, a good number of regular readers stay around for different reasons (they don’t get breaks from work or don’t go on holidays…) but there aren’t much news to keep us going. So last year we introduced all sort of games. The Eurovision Times Awards (Fridas) and the Douze Points Trivia Quiz kept us going in 2013. This year, a lot of you asked for a fake Eurovision where each one of us would send songs and get to vote. This is it: the Eurovision Times Song Contest, from now on known as ETSC.
After a first round open for people to sign up with a country and send a song, we got 28 people in. To keep us busy, I made a random draw with my computer. I also made personal postcards for each entry which will be revealed along with the songs later tonight.
Here are a few facts about the 28 entries:
- 11 female solo artists, 1 female group / 4 male solo artists, 8 male groups / 4 duets
- 20 national languages (including Ireland, United-Kingdom and Malta) / 6 songs in English / 1 bilingual song / 1 song in Spanish
- Pop, folk, rap, rock, electro, flamenco and ballads are all present!
- 5 artists already did Eurovision
Now to listen to the songs, you need to click on its official postcard:
Rules: Each country has one week to vote. All votes must be in before midnight CET between Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th. Else, the voter, his or her song and country are disqualified. The votes are in the usual Eurovision style 1-8, 10 and 12pts for your favorite. If anyone votes for his own country or its neighbours only, there’ll be suspicions of fairness. You must obviously give all songs a decent try. You wont like them all. But everyone who picked them liked the ones they picked. If you have more questions, you can ask in the comment box. There won’t be votes for people who didn’t sign up with a song. But once all songs are revealed, there’ll be an open poll for every one, including silent readers, to vote for his or her favorite. That’ll be a secondary award on Saturday night’s final.
Hope you enjoy the songs!