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ETSC 13: Get to know the songs!


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! Discover the songs this Friday night, 8PM CET!

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 12 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. In 2018, German-speaking countries got their revenge as Switzerland won ETSC 9 and Germany won ETSC 10! Last year, Sweden and Italy, two historically big countries of Eurovision, finally won their first ETSC. For more information, you can discover our new page dedicated to the contest, with its history, all songs participating and the rankings here. A specific article for Top 10 stats 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 13 – July 2020” will be officially held in Torino after French-speaking song “Toukassé” won.

After a first round open for people to sign up with a country and send a song, we got 45 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.

There are some ETSC returnee… If I’m not mistaken, songs are (or at least partially) in English (20), Russian (3), Arabic (2), Romanian (2), Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Macedonian, Polish, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Tamasheq, Turkish and Yakut!

Tonight’s show will be hosted by Mariano di Vaio (actor), Miguel Gobbo Diaz (actor) and Vanessa Hessler (model) at the Teatro Regio in Torino!

Before the show starts, we get the live reprise of the winning song:

Tut-Tut! Here’s a surprise on stage! The fiat that will bring the flags for all participating countries:

And here are our entries! Enjoy the songs:

RUSSIA

Uraan feat. Kyunney

Noir

 

 


CZECH REPUBLIC

Lenny

Hell.o

 

 


SPAIN

Veintiuno

Anhelo

 

 


ICELAND

Áslaug

In My Head

 

 


AUSTRIA

Cari Cari

Summer Sun

 

 


NORTH MACEDONIA

Toni Zen

Sum

 

 


LATVIA

Ezeri

Fine Line

 

 


SLOVAKIA

Sima Martausová

Zachovám Si Svoju Tvár

 

 


IRELAND

Ships

Where We Are

 

 


POLAND

Marcin Maciejczak

Deszcz I Bez

 

 


ITALY

Swingrowers feat. Davide Shorty

Healing Dance

 

 


BELARUS

Vladislav Kurasov

Voodoo

 

 


FINLAND

Uusikuu

Joko Uuvuit Sä Uneen

 

 


MOROCCO

Faouzia

You Don’t Even Know Me

 

 


ESTONIA

Luisa Värk

Suudlus

 

 


GERMANY

Purple Disco Machine, Sophie and The Giants

Hypnotized

 

 


ARMENIA

Ladaniva

Vay Aman

 

 


LUXEMBOURG

Chaild

Artificial

 

 


DENMARK

Bisse

Levemanden

 

 


BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Božo Vrećo

Krila

 

 


FRANCE

Scratch Massive feat. Grindi Manberg

Fantôme X

 

 


UNITED-KINGDOM

Rak-Su

Thunder

 

 


TUNISIA

Chirine Lajmi

3lech Nloum

 

 


ROMANIA

Vama

Prăbușire

 

 


MOLDOVA

Irina Rimes

Visele

 

 


EGYPT

Ehab Tawfik

Kol Youm Yehlaw

 

 


ALBANIA

Anso feat. 6entiana

Me Ty

 

 


ISRAEL

Elai Botner feat. Aviv Alush

Hachi Karov Elaeich

 

 


SWITZERLAND

Ekat Bork

Shamania

 

 


TURKEY

Lara Di Lara

Sıradan Dediğin

 

 


LITHUANIA

Beissoul & Einius

Lose The Light

 

 


CYPRUS

Vehement Animosity

Xenovirus

 

 


ALGERIA

Imarhan

Imarhan

 

 


UKRAINE

Kazaky feat. Gaspar

Push

 

 


BELGIUM

Apashe feat. Instasamka

Uebok

 

 


CROATIA

Lollobrigida Girls

Tvoja

 

 


NORWAY

Farao

Lula Loves You

 

 


NETHERLANDS

Roosbeef

Rodeo

 

 


GREECE

Rena Morfi

Otan Sou Horevo

 

 


SWEDEN

Winona Oak

Break My Broken Heart

 

 


SLOVENIA

Isaac Palma

Obljubi

 

 


AZERBAIJAN

Jony

Ty Besposhchadna

 

 


AUSTRALIA

Sahara Beck

Here We Go Again

 

 


HUNGARY

Volkova Sisters

Bianco

 

 


PORTUGAL

Best Youth

Midnight Rain

 

 

 

Rules: the voting will open tomorrow at noon (time of Paris)! You can vote until Wednesday 22nd at midnight! Results will be revealed in the following weekend! In order to do promotion, you need to email me all materials you want to post (including lyrics translation). 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. Moreover, you need to send me a city, a hall venue and a host for the next edition if you win!

Good luck everyone!

Number of votes in: 44/45 (1 day to go)

3,143 comments on “ETSC 13: Get to know the songs!

  1. 3rd promo-hint: 🐐

  2. Umbrella promo-hint of …: 🦄

  3. I think I have a top10!
    I can’t guess who is who except Ukraine and Cyprus

  4. So close in Poland. Gutted. :(

  5. My votes are in! No, wrong. My votes are out! Only Morgan can say that there are in. :D

    And I’ve a longlist for ETSC14 with 50 songs already…

  6. An image to keep us company while welcoming another hot and busy week:

  7. 9th flight cancellation of the year just happened!

  8. After a first listen, I could cut down to a short list of 22. Of course, I liked more than 22 songs, but there were some that I knew could never worm their way into a top 10 position, so there was no need to consider them further.

  9. OFFICIAL PROMOTION OF… POLAND!

  10. OFFICIAL PROMOTION OF… LUXEMBOURG!

    The project CHAiLD was officially created in April 2019 by Adriano Lopes Da Silva (many 🇵🇹 in 🇱🇺 ), a young and uprising singer-songwriter based in Liverpool, originally from Luxembourg.

    He combines the organic aspect of songwriting with modern, atmospheric and contemporary sounds. Through his unique soothing voice and his moody melodies, the young singer- songwriter takes the listener instantly in his melancholic universe, where he transforms the most negative feelings one can have into beauty and art.

    Lyrics are in the description of the video.

    “Let’s show our true selves together.”

  11. OFFICIAL PROMOTION OF… ARMENIA!

    Vay aman – Oh, my love! (English)

    I’m calling you, vay aman,
    You don’t hear me, vay aman,
    I’m afraid, maybe your love has faded,
    Oh, my love.

    I’ll give you whatever you want,
    I’ll give you all my songs,
    I will come to the end of the world,
    My love, I’ll come to you.
    Oh, my love.

    If all of a sudden,
    One dark night,
    You lose your sleep/peace,
    She won’t give you,
    She won’t give you,
    As much love as I could.

    If all of a sudden,
    One dark night,
    You lose your sleep/peace,
    She won’t give you,
    She won’t give you,
    As much love as I could.

  12. On more hint: 🐭🥜

  13. I finally watched the Netflix film: my god Will is ugly and off putting and it takes me off the film so much! I only laughed at one joke (the boat…) and I did love watching esc stars (all recent winners except Mans and Duncan?) and a lot of sexy male dancers :p

    Getting the semifinal so wrong was infuriating, seriously! how hard is it to just watch how it happens and mimic that? no less dramatic than what they had! I wish they had a bit more on the competition and had a more serious study on what entries look like and sound like and much less on the love story, which was a snoozefest

    ps: It’s Israel 2019 stage? was it filmed then?

  14. Hahhahaa, just love the Polish promo. Really not many round here, who could have done that. Just saying.

  15. I think I’m almost ready to vote but I’m not sure on my 12p…

  16. Very talented Tom Kuebler is our spokeperson. Here are some of his extraordinary work😍

  17. Not the news I wanted to read after waking up.

    https://www.euronews.com/2020/07/12/poland-votes-poles-head-to-the-ballot-box-in-knife-edge-presidential-election-runoff

    Kaczyński’s puppet theatre will continue…😞

  18. Official giveaway hint from …:🌎🌍🌏

  19. I have now finalised my ranking but I will not vote just yet, as I would like to listen to all songs one more time tomorrow. I guess I will be able to submit my voting sheet tomorrow night or Wednesday morning.

    • Am pretty much the same. I have my Votes Email ready to send but shall listen again and do a final countdown from 12th to 1st before sending probably Wednesday.

  20. Nerdy stuff vol 1 :

    12 different HoDs have been awarded my 12p in 12 editions so far !!!

  21. Lost voices of Hagia Sophia: A team from Stanford University created an entire album using modern technology to virtually recreate the acoustics of the great church. This is how byzantine chants would have sounded in the largest enclosed space on earth 1,000 years ago:

    More on the project here:

    https://cappellaromana.org/product/lost-voices-of-hagia-sophia-medieval-byzantine-chant/

  22. Have been listening three times now to the line-up, and it certainly is a varied edition I think this time around! A total of 17 songs have made the cut and will listen to these again, having got an idea where my points will go. This is going to be tough, but sending my votes off to Morgan tomorrow most likely.

    Countries I have awarded 12 points since I joined and their overall placing:
    ETSC5 – 🇧🇪 (14th)
    ETSC6 – 🇮🇱 (7th)
    ETSC7 – 🇫🇷 (1st)
    ETSC8 – 🇮🇱 (8th)
    ETSC9 – 🇩🇰 (2nd)
    ETSC10 – 🇩🇪 (1st)
    ETSC11 – 🇮🇸 (13th)
    ETSC12 – 🇧🇪 (3rd)
    ETSC13 – 🤔🤔🤔

  23. My 12pts and their ecentual fate.

    ETSC2: 🇮🇱 4th
    ETSC3: 🇮🇸 3rd
    ETSC4: 🇳🇴 17th
    ETSC5: 🇺🇦 7th
    ETSC6: 🇬🇧 4th
    ETSC7: 🇸🇪 5th
    ETSC8: 🇬🇧 4th
    ETSC9: 🇹🇳 21st
    ETSC10: 🇪🇪 17th
    ETSC11: 🇷🇺 2nd
    ETSC12: 🇸🇮 5th

  24. I don’t have the long track record of ETSC participations like some others do, but since others are doing it then why not.

    ETSC11: 🇫🇷 (3rd)
    ETSC12: 🇱🇹 (20th)
    ETSC13: tbd

  25. Me too! Me too!

    ETSC13: ???

    :P

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