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! 40 of you entered for the August 2018 edition and the voting went on for ten days! The results are coming very soon!
ach 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 9 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 8th edition was held in August 2017, and it was the first one that went “blind”, meaning people did not know who sent what. It crowned Greece. The last edition to date was hosted last July and was won by Switzerland’s CRIMER with “Brotherlove“. 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 40 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:
These songs were presented by the following HoDs, in alphabetical order: Anders, Arpatilaos, Avat, Bay, Caolán, Cathal, Coyote, Cyphermusic, Daniel, Dimitris, Dino, Dominik, Donnie, Donnyademaj, Ellie, Franco, Greg, Gregor, Hjallis, Jerry, Lars, Luke, Marko, Martin, Max, Michos, Mylor, Oasisoffear, Ovidarch, Oxi, Pablo, Patrick P, PJ, Razvan, Sekhmet Morgan, Shevek, Tecku, Tehoe, Togravus and William.
It was ten days ago that we discovered each song individually in a dramatic night reveal-show. And after that, the players cast a vote. One person could not vote in time, and even with me giving a bit of extended time through last night, the person declined “rushing” through the songs and for others’ and fairness sake, that person accepted that his song got DQ. That song was ranked 10th with all the other 39 votes and it lost all its points, it will be shown in the scoreboards each time. For prediction game, since people did not know, and since the song was only 10th, I have counted as a right guess both the song that was DQ and the song that did end up 10th.
This tenth event is officially hosted in St Gallen, Switzerland. The hosts will be Lauriane Gilliéron, Peter Stamm and James Gruntz! The venue is the Tonhalle of St Gallen:
And so this is what bookies have for tonight:
|PREDICTED TOP TEN||CORRECT TOP TEN|
|8||San Marino (?)||8|
Now, all you need to do is get ready and prepared. The votes will be revealed one by
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).