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ETSC 9 – The Results Tonight!


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! 41 of you entered for the July 2018 edition and the voting went on for ten days! The results are coming 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 sorts 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 five years. Four 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 8 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; the sixth edition was held in August 2016 and won by Denmark; the 7th edition was held in July 2017 and was won again by France. The last edition to date was ETSC 8, held in August 2017, and it was the first one that went “blind”, meaning people did not know who sent what. It crowned Greece’s Dimitra Selemidou feat. Phoevos Delivoriás with “O monos ke i moni. 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.

After a first round open for people to sign up with a country and send a song, we got 42 people in. In the meantime, to keep us busy, I made a random draw. I also made personal postcards for each entry which will be revealed along with the songs. Everyone can request to see their own postcards for now.

You can click on the picture below to listen to the songs again:

It was two weeks ago that we discovered each song individually in a dramatic night reveal-show. And after that, each of the 41 players cast a vote. All votes are now in and we have a winner (also a full ranking, obviously). So gather around, for “ETSC 9 – July 2018″ is about to come to an end!

This ninth event is officially hosted in Thessaloniki, Greece. The hosts will be Katia Zygouli (model-actress), Nikos Kouris (actor), and Avgoustos Kortó (writer)! The venue is the Music Hall, nicknamed by locals as “Megaron”:

And so this is what bookies have for tonight:

PREDICTED TOP TEN CORRECT TOP TEN
1 Ireland (?) 1
2 Denmark Denmark (?) 2
3  France (?) 3
4 Belgium (?) 4
5 Greece (?) 5
6 Switzerland Switzerland (?) 6
7 lebanon Lebanon (?) 7
8 Russia Russia (?) 8
9 Norway (?) 9
10 Iceland.jpg Iceland (?) 10

​Now, all you need to do is get ready and prepared. The votes will be revealed one by one, following the random draw in which the songs were presented (so from Russia to Romania). One vote at a time, with a few minutes in between to give enough time for people to react, predict, comment, discuss. Also, if the person is around, he can, if he wishes to, explain a bit further his votes, what he thought of the songs. The votes are all on a scoreboard, to not reveal too much for people who can’t make it tonight, and you’ll see links for them in this page (so you’ll need to refresh often).

Vote 1 Russia
Vote 2 Norway
Vote 3 Czech Republic
Vote 4 Slovenia
Vote 5 Ireland
Vote 6 Ukraine
Vote 7 Estonia
Vote 8 Austria
Vote 9 France
Vote 10 Poland
Vote 11 Spain
Vote 12 Moldova
Vote 13 Libya
Vote 14 Lebanon
Vote 15 Lithuania
Vote 16 Denmark
Vote 17 Portugal
Vote 18 Israel
Vote 19 Cyprus
Vote 20 Iceland
Vote 21 Belarus
Vote 22 Turkey
Vote 23 Belgium
Vote 24 Italy
Vote 25 Azerbaijan
Vote 26 Finland
Vote 27 F.Y.R. Macedonia
Vote 28 Malta
Vote 29 Latvia
Vote 30 Sweden
Vote 31 Armenia
Vote 32 Australia
Vote 33 Bulgaria
Vote 34 Switzerland
Vote 35 Slovakia
Vote 36 Greece
Vote 37 Albania
Vote 38 Netherlands
Vote 39 United-Kingdom
Vote 40 Tunisia
Vote 41 Germany
Vote 42 Romania

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1,424 comments on “ETSC 9 – The Results Tonight!

  1. TFW you store a song for extremely long to wait to play in a contest and it ends up bottom 5 :|

    It does hurt a bit, I thought this song was one of my strongest ever and just a flop. I did gets something from the winner and Donnie finally coughed up a chunk of points for me :)

    But to be honest, all is compensated for the fact that for the first time my twelve points have won, and that my pals did well on their first ETSC :)

    Now, I got a multitude of options for the next one and I haven’t decided, and I got to decide the next one soon. #RIP

  2. Whats Malta got to do to win? lol!

  3. TFW you store a song for extremely long to wait to play in a contest and it ends up bottom 5 :|

    It does hurt a bit, I thought this song was one of my strongest ever and just a flop. I did gets something from the winner and Donnie finally coughed up a chunk of points for me :)

    But to be honest, all is compensated for the fact that for the first time my twelve points have won, and that my pals did well on their first ETSC :)

    Now, I got a multitude of options for the next one and I haven’t decided, and I got to decide the next one soon. #RIP

  4. After high flying in VFOS in 8 editions out of nine this surely was a crash landing. Still, all you beautiful people are forgiven. There’s nothing wrong with the song, ask PJ. He knows 😃

  5. In order to celebrate the Swiss victory I post the Swiss winner of FdlC 19. It is perfect for celebrations imo.

  6. Rather disappointed with the result of “Another Time”. I know it was a bit different from what I use to send, but I really like the song nevertheless.

  7. Predictions got all of DNK, FRA, CHE, GRC, LBN, BEL and NOR (and almost RUS) right. 7/10 !!!

    Pity to see IRL being the bookies’ flop.
    Also nice to see that there can still be surprises (ISL, POL and FIN !!!)

  8. Are the ties correctly fixed in Bay’s votes?

  9. Am I the only one who voted for the whole top 6 ? and all except one from top 9! :o

  10. August will be very busy for me so pray to god I can join next edition. I loved the blind one. I’ve my school graduation and my results of my exams which determine which college/uni I go to coming up.

  11. My prediction saying that top 3 is very close each other based on Morgan’s hint, is true! Can I get additional prediction point Morgan? :P

    As for Romania, I can’t believe it is 13th!. I thought it could be 9th or 10th :p

    And congratulations Switzerland for winning, I actually considered to give points to SWI.

    • I Romania did a little bit better than I thought but overall I never thought it will be in top10. I wouldn’t say such compositions can storm ETSC’s top10.

  12. 9th place? I expected something around 20th/25th. I couldn’t be happier :)
    Congrats to our winner Ovi, also to Razvan and Morgan (both of you were so damn close!).
    Thanks to Max, Jerry, Pablo, Mermaid, William, Bay, Anders, Razvan, Patrick P., Luke, PJ and Michos for voting for Poland!

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