ETSC 11: Discover the Draw!

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 have expressed the desire to join the July 2019 edition and a random draw was made!

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 10 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. Last year, German-speaking countries got their revenge as Switzerland won ETSC 9 and Germany won ETSC 10! The last edition to date was won by Germany’s Elif Demirezer with “Doppelleben. For more information, you can discover our new page dedicated to the contest, with its history, all songs participating and the rankings here. A 10th Anniversary article was also open 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 11 – July 2019” will be officially held in Berlin. The logo for it is inspired by the winner again:

Does the draw really matter? Maybe so, after all #1 and #12 spots both got Top 3 in the first two editions! In ETSC 1 France won going as #12 while Norway was runner-up going as #1. In ETSC 2 the United-Kingdom went as #12 to achieve second place and Bosnia & Herezgovina finished 3rd going first! Last edition, draw #1 confirmed with a third second place (Norway ETSC 1, Sweden in ETSC 5 and Netherlands in ETSC 7), while Italy finished third at draw… #11! Close but not quite! But in an online game, people get to listen multiple times to the songs, and in any order they want. So it’s quite possible to say that the draw is more of a gimmick than a true influence on the results.

So, here’s the draw:

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

But who are the 41 HoD who signed up? And which songs will enter ETSC 11? We’ll know more Friday, with songs being revealed one by one in the order shown above!

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226 comments on “ETSC 11: Discover the Draw!

  1. I’m warming up by listening to recent ETSC playlists.
    Revisiting ETSC 8 now :)

  2. Since I saw some posts about favourite ETSC entries, I only participated in ETSC 9/10 and my favourite of those editions by far is France in the 9th one.

  3. Wow, so the 4th and 5th place of the last contest are out for this one.

    But I see someone is giving a smaller state a chance with Luxembourg :)

  4. tRump is getting more repulsive and frightening by the day. His vile chants to “send back” the four Congresswomen of color stirs up horrifying images of Nazi brown shirts shouting “Jews out”. Totally disgusting.

  5. @PJ Have you reserved tickets already?


    Sorry about the spam but posted this to old thread!

  6. Participating countries that have not achieved atop10 result yet:

    Hungary – 11th
    Moldova – 11th
    Armenia – 13th
    Lithuania – 14th
    Montenegro – 16th
    Belarus – 17th
    Luxembourg – 18th
    Bulgaria – 20th
    Malta – 24th
    Egypt – 25th

  7. ETSC countries
    #3 France

    The most successful flag in ETSC, aka “Morganistan” (Togravus dixit)… :)
    – 10 times in the game;
    – 3 victories…
    – Most likely Hoded by: well… the only thing we need to know is if Morgan will let someone else take it in one of the editions (as he did in ETCS10) or not!

    Mon Top3 Français:



  8. I totally forgot who wanted their “gravatar” (aka postcard), so ask again lol

  9. ETSC countries
    #4 Albania

    8 times in the game (this will be the 9th)
    Best place: 5th (only once in the Top10)
    Most likely Hoded by: Patrick P, Mylor and Donnyademaj have done it twice! So I wouldn’t be surprised to see one of those in particular doing it again… ;)
    But I think that this time it’ll be someone else :)

    My Top3:
    3rd place:



  10. Morgan , will we get to see the postcards banner before I leave tomorrow for the weekend ? I want get an idea of the artists :P

  11. I already discovered a new song from the same country I’m representing that I kinda wish I sent instead lmao, there’s gonna be an August edition too right?

  12. Am I the only one who is totally thrilled by the postcard design?

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