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ETSC 7: Signing Up!


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! Each one of you can represent an European country and get to send a song and then vote in a fake Eurovision! Signing up opens soon!

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. Three 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.

We’ve therefore had 6 editions of ETSC, two in 2014: July 2014 and August 2014, both won by France; the third edition was held in July 2015 and won by the United-Kingdom; the fourth edition was held in Augusut 2015 and was won by Austria; the fifth edition was held in July 2016 and was won by Israel. Last August, the sixth edition was held and won by Denmark’s Blaue Blume with “Sky“. For more information, you can discover our new page dedicated to the contest, with its history, all songs participating and the rankings here. You can also find it by clicking on the “Specials” section of the site, in the top menu in the red box, just under the site’s name. “ETSC 7 – July 2017” will be officially held in Copenhagen and as for venue, it’ll be the Koncerthuset! The logo for it is inspired by the winner again:

Results of the polls:

  • Blind edition: YES 12 / NO 14 / NA 3
  • Country-picking system change: YES 6 / No 20 / NA 4
  • If changes, when? : ETSC 7 11 / ETSC 8 19

Rules: for this contest, you need to sign up chosing one European country. Once the country will be confirmed as yours for this edition, you’ll be able to send a song officially from the country by email only and it cannot be more than 5 years old (this 2012 at the oldest). However, there are no language rules but it’s up to you to consider if other members will be nice or not to your song based on the language… Since it’s an online contest, there are no time limits and the song can be as long as you want, and performed by as many people you want. But it needs to be recent and definitely related to the country you’re representing one way or another. For each entry, I’ll do a bit of research to make sure your entry is playable, but you can send me some links with your song to help me make sure. Also, you must make sure the song is available online on  a platform so that every one can hear it. A promotion video is only an extra bonus but not mandatory. Last but not least, as seen in the polls the song can not have taken part in Eurovision or a national final but for the artist we get to a different rule. ESC artists are allowed for “small countries” (debatable which, but often I’m open to discussion with you) and NF and FdlC artists are allowed for all. Don’t forget, ETSC is also about discovering new music for us all! In general, everything has to be talked out with me in private. Depending on the number of participants, probably not all countries will be taken again. However, you’ll have a few days to pick your song once a country is being attributed to you, so don’t rush! Since I have postcards to do, I’d rather not have change of songs now! So take the time to be sure!

Once everyone has sent its entry, they’ll be revealed on ET and the voting period will be open. You’ll vote by email to me and to make sure my personal votes are fair (and that I don’t change them to the last minute in case it’s a close race), I will email mine to the first voter, whoever that is. Once everyone voted, I will reveal the votes in a dramatic finish and we’ll see which song will be crown our second summer song! Once you’ve voted, you can not change your votes (especially since some people drop hints of their own votes on the posts)!

There is no signing up article on ET and the official opening time to select your country for July 2017 is officially… Sunday 9th at 10 PM CET! You’ll be able to select by emailing me on artemismorgan@hotmail.com only! You can send up to a Top 5 of your favorite countries so that, if you’ve sent your email early enough but your #1 country is already chosen, you get your second pick and so on and so forth. Afterwards, you have five days to decide on your song, until Friday 14th at midnight CET.

In bold if your song has ben approved!

#1 Marc P: declined participation (former winner)
#2 Sekhmet Morgan: France (host)
#3 Cathal: Ireland (pick 1)
#4 Donnie: Sweden (pick 1)
#5 Arpatilaos1981: Greece (pick 1)
#6 Caolán: Malta (pick 1)
#7 PJ: Italy (pick 1)
#8 Franco: Ukraine (pick 1)
#9 Tecku: United-Kingdom (pick 2)
#10 Gregor: Norway (pick 2)
#11 Razvan: Netherlands (pick 1)
#12 Anders: Turkey (pick 1)
#13 Matt D: Poland (pick 1)
#14 Shevek: Iceland (pick 2)
#15 Michos: Lebanon (pick 2)
#16 Oxi: Cyprus (pick 3)
#17 Martin: Israel (pick 4)
#18 Hjallis: Finland (pick 1)
#19 Brittany: Germany (pick 4)
#20 Tehoe: Luxembourg (pick 2)
#21 Togravus: Slovakia (pick 4)
#22 Dimitris: Hungary (pick 5)
#23 Ovi: Belgium (pick 1)
#24 Andy: Croatia (pick 1)
#25 Avat: Armenia (pick 1)
#26 Pablo: Switzerland (pick 6)
#27 Paschalis : Serbia (pick 6)
#28 Daniel: Denmark (pick 2)
#29 Lars: Moldova (pick 1)
#30 Dhaibhidh: Spain (pick 2)
#31 Sedapsi: Estonia (pick 1)
#32 Luke: Russia (pick 6)
#33 Dino: Jordan (pick 1)
#34 Mylor: Bosnia & Hezergovina (pick 2)
#35 Oasis of Fear: FYR Macedonia (pick 2)
#36 William: Bulgaria (pick 2)
#37 Patrick: Lithuania (pick 2)
#38 Nick: Portugal (pick 1)
#39 Mermaid: Azerbaijan (pick 1)
#40 Jerry: Romania (pick 3)
#41 Bay: Georgia (pick 2)
#42 Tristian: Montenegro (pick 1)
#43 Kostas: Austria (pick 2)

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1,216 comments on “ETSC 7: Signing Up!

  1. A hint for the lebanese entry: The song is named after a flower.

    We are also auditioning for spokepersons. Lol

  2. On a rather different note, this is where I am going to be listening to all of your songs as of next week!

    https://agreekadventure.com/the-beauty-of-skopelos-greece/

    https://agreekadventure.com/one-day-cruise-skopelos-to-alonissos/

  3. Oh boy… discovered Switzerland’s placing goes lower and lower each edition :|

    But I feel confident about my entry, it might not have a ton of instant love at first due to genre appeal, but I think I found a good common ground for it. Plus, this entry is bound to make the debut of many things in ETSC, I feel. Plus, the difference might be appealing to all of you :)

    BTW, we found our spokeperson… persons…

    • Switzerland has never missed the top 8 in FdlC. Perhaps you can bring that tradition to ETSC. :)
      Good luck!

  4. comment awaiting moderation? quoi? o.o?

  5. Epic moment.lol:

  6. such songs meant to haunt me i Guess :-(

  7. Blimey – I go away for a bit and have had another 12! Thank you Shevek for the 6, but thank you so so much Avat for the 12. :)

  8. Thanks William! Just noticed how Norway has managed to go way up i put in my predicted top 10

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