ETSC – Every year, the summer is the calm after the storm so it’s the perfect time to resume the highly anticipated the Eurovision Times Song Contest! 45 of you entered for the July 2015 edition and a random draw was made yesterday! 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 the last few years we introduced all sort of games. The Eurovision Times Awards (Fridas) and the Douze Points Trivia Quiz kept us going in 2013 and Fridas have made come-backs the past four years. Two years ago, a lot of you asked for a fake Eurovision where each one of us would send songs and get to vote. And that was it: the Eurovision Times Song Contest, from then on known as ETSC.
After a first round open for people to sign up with a country and send a song, we got 45 people in, with a few of our regulars missing (here’s a nod to you Stommie) and a few newbies! Hopefully, they all will make appearances in comments. But also some people who returned from last summer and from FDLC (Sedapsi, Tristian…). Songs will be revealed Saturday night. In the meantime, 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. Everyone can still request to see their own postcards in full size.
- This is a rather well spread out contest: 25 female vocals / 20 male solo artists, even though a lot of entries have a DJ “featuring” a singer!
- Well just like in the Eurovision Song Contest, English has won us over! 28 songs in English (including Ireland, United-Kingdom and Malta), but 1 of them is partially in French with 1 all in French, 3 Serbo-Croatian, 2 Arabic, 2 Russian, 1 Turkish, 1 Azerbaijani, 1 Bulgarian,1 Czech, 1 German, 1 Hungarian, 1 Italian, 1 Latin, 1 Spanish
- Besides a lot of electro-pop, pop, folk, rock, mistic, shaky and ballads are all present!
- On the other hand, only 2 artists did a NF! And one song for a small country was allowed from a neighbour one (inspired on what that small country used to send in esc).
Before the show starts, we get the live reprise of the winning song:
Can we beat last year’s editions in comments? ETSC 1 had 1,090 comments and ETSC 2 went all the way to 1,607 comments! We thought we reached our best when ETSC 3 ended at 1,686 comments but ETSC 4 went insane and we hadcomments! We’ll see… Now to listen to the songs, you need to click on the song title. You can see the full postcard when it’s uploaded, stay tune:
Mariam Chachkhiani ft. Loop G
Downtown Party Network ft. Eglė Sirvydytė
Tango With Lions
Damir Imamović’s Sevdah Takht
Alexandra Stan ft. Havana
Stelartronic & Anduze
Oscar and The Wolf
Onuka ft. Naoni Orchestra
Perttu ft. Alexandra
Tal ft. Flo Rida
Garik Papoyan ft. Srbuhi Sargsyan
Empire of the Sun
Elisa Kolk & Kristjan Kasearu
Say Yes Dog
Rules: the voting is now open! You can vote until Wednesday 20th at midnight CET! Results will probably be on the weekend after that, on a day that suits most people! In the meantime, you can do promo for your entry in the comment section here (or not at all). And as for me, I will be getting married tomorrow! So I will not necessarily reply back right away to your votes, so don’t worry too soon! Once you’ve voted, you can not change your votes, so wait until you’re sure. Also, you have to send me your 11th and 12th in case something goes wrong and we sadly have a DQ. So start voting now!