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:


Uraan feat. Kyunney
















In My Head




Cari Cari

Summer Sun




Toni Zen






Fine Line




Sima Martausová

Zachovám Si Svoju Tvár





Where We Are




Marcin Maciejczak

Deszcz I Bez




Swingrowers feat. Davide Shorty

Healing Dance




Vladislav Kurasov






Joko Uuvuit Sä Uneen





You Don’t Even Know Me




Luisa Värk





Purple Disco Machine, Sophie and The Giants






Vay Aman














Božo Vrećo





Scratch Massive feat. Grindi Manberg

Fantôme X









Chirine Lajmi

3lech Nloum









Irina Rimes





Ehab Tawfik

Kol Youm Yehlaw




Anso feat. 6entiana

Me Ty




Elai Botner feat. Aviv Alush

Hachi Karov Elaeich




Ekat Bork





Lara Di Lara

Sıradan Dediğin




Beissoul & Einius

Lose The Light




Vehement Animosity










Kazaky feat. Gaspar





Apashe feat. Instasamka





Lollobrigida Girls






Lula Loves You









Rena Morfi

Otan Sou Horevo




Winona Oak

Break My Broken Heart




Isaac Palma






Ty Besposhchadna




Sahara Beck

Here We Go Again




Volkova Sisters





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. We’re on our way to Turin with this Turinese classic – Fiat Uno Turbo ”Totip”. Che crazy bella machina! Avanti!

  2. My 12s:

    ETSC 1: Norway(2nd)
    ETSC 2: France(1st)
    ETSC 3: Slovakia(15th)
    ETSC 4: Slovakia(25th)
    ETSC 5: Lithuania(29th)
    ETSC 6: Lithuania(18th)
    ETSC 7: Sweden(5th)
    ETSC 8: Austria(18th)
    ETSC 9:Lebanon(4th)
    ETSC 10:Israel(36th)
    ETSC 11:Austria(7th)
    ETSC 12:The Netherlands (17th)

  3. I can’t tell where my 12 pts went in the past. When I bought a new computer earlier this year, I copied all files but somehow my ETSC/FdlC/VFoS excel file got lost. :(

    If I remember correctly, I gave 12 pts to the winning song once (Gold Shadow) … and most other 12 pts went to Greece … <3

  4. These have been my 12’s so far:
    1 France
    2 Finland
    3 Slovakia
    4 France
    5 Iceland
    6 Germany
    7 Russia
    8 Greece
    9 Austria
    10 Tunisia
    11 Greece
    12 Latvia

    • If I remember correctly, I gave 12 pts to your Danish song in ETSC 12 … :)

        • We exchanged 12 pts in that edition, just like Malta and Slovakia did in ESC again and again all those years ago.

          Btw, the other day, your song came up while I was in the car with my sister. She said: ‘I love this song, but do you think that it is appropriate for driving a car?’

          • I never listen to music while driving. But if I were to decide if it was appropriate for driving or not, it would more be a question of whether or not the sound of the motor drowns out the music. Music with heavy dynamic shifts between forte and piano would suffer. Which is why I don’t enjoy music in the car.

            • I mostly listen to shake shake stuff when driving the car, and I love singing along on the top of my lungs (but only when I am alone in the car). *blush*

  5. Random song of the day:

  6. After 3 listenings I have a pretty clear idea where my pts will go, only the 1 and 2 pts might still change. What’s mostly left now is to make sure of each song’s position in the top 10.

    And this is where my 12p went in the previous editions:
    ETSC 4: 🇮🇪 Ireland (13th)
    ETSC 5: 🇮🇸 Iceland (13th)
    ETSC 6: 🇩🇰 Denmark (1st)
    ETSC 7: 🇫🇷 France (1st)
    ETSC 8: 🇦🇺 Australia (6th)
    ETSC 9: 🇫🇷 France (3rd)
    ETSC 10: 🇩🇪 Germany (1st)
    ETSC 11: 🇮🇹 Italy (5th)
    ETSC 12: 🇩🇪 Germany (29th)

    It seems that (except on a few occasions) my 12p does very well, 3 times going to the eventual winner so far. :)

    • Apart from 29th, the other positions are very respectable.
      Was it you who recommended Mucho Mucho Amor to watch in an earlier post? I am sure I seen it mentioned but couldn’t find it looking backI. I watthed it last night and loved it. What a fabulous character and person was Walter Mercado. Loved it.

      • Indeed, I’m curious to see where my 12 will end up this time.
        It was not me with that recommendation, it’s the first time I hear of it actually. :p

        • Wonder who it was. Either way it is worth a look. More a documentary but an interesting and enjoyable watch. His story is fascinating and lovely.

  7. Guys, when is the voting deadline?



    Znaš, ja sam tebe izmolio za sebe
    da te volim i ljubim i čuvam
    i nikom ne dam,
    znaš, ja sam tebe izmolio za sebe
    da te odvedem domu našem
    i u oči gledam;
    Kad kažem ti
    da sav moj svijet si ti
    i kažem ti
    da duša moje duše zauvjek si
    al sve je laž od tebe mi bila
    i ova moja mala krila je slomila.

    Znaš, ja sam tebe izmolio za sebe
    da te volim i ljubim i čuvam
    i nikom ne dam
    znaš ja sam tebe, samo tebe
    izmolio za sebe,
    da te odvedem domu našem
    i u oči gledam;

    Kad kažem ti da, sav moj svijet, si ti
    i kažem ti da, nikada te neću napustiti
    al sve je laž od tebe mi bila
    i ova moja mala krila je slomila.


    You know, I prayed to myself
    to love and cherish and guard you
    and I will not give this to anyone else,
    you know, I begged you for myself
    to take you to our home
    and I look into his eyes;

    When I tell you
    that you’re all my world
    and I tell you
    that you are the soul of my soul forever
    but everything from you was was a lie
    and this little wing of mine broke.

    You know, I begged to myself
    to love and cherish and guard you
    and there won’t be anyone else
    you know I am you, just you
    prayed for himself,
    to take you to our home
    and I look into his eyes;

    When I tell you that, my whole world is you
    and I tell you yes, I will never leave you
    but everything was a lie from you
    and this little wing of mine broke.


    Vladislav Kurasov is talented singer, singwriter and composer, finalist of the TV show “X-Factor-2”, the winner of the vocal television show “Star Ring”, TV presenter, actor, music video director.

    Also this link for his social media for more images.




    When I Dance For You
    When I look at you it’s like clouds and storm
    when I embrace you it’s as if time stops
    and when I dance for you, I steal from the other girls
    when I dance for you, I steal from the other girls

    Tam,diri ri ram, tam diri ri ram

    There is no one else, only the two of us
    It’s as if it’s summer due to our fever
    and when I dance for you, I steal from the other girls
    when I dance for you, I steal from the other girls

    Tam,diri ri ram, tam diri ri ram

    When you say that you will leave, the forests burn
    who’s gonna spend me , who’s gonna satiate me
    when I dance for you, I steal from the other girls
    when I dance for you, I steal from the other girls

    Tam,diri ri ram, tam diri ri ram


  12. Since everyone is doing it, here are my full detailed votes:

    ETSC 1: I got FIVE 12pts (from Luke, Anders, Paschalis, Nick P, Marc P) / 155pts (1st)
    I gave my 12pts to NORWAY (2nd, HoD by Donnie) / I won

    ETSC 2: I got FOUR 12pts (from Donnie, Dimitris, Tecku, Marc P) / 156pts (1st)
    I gave my 12pts to FINLAND (7th, HoD by Marc P) / I won

    ETSC 3: I got ONE 12pts (from Luke) / 125pts (2nd)
    I gave my 12pts to NETHERLANDS (8th, HoD by Stommie) / I gave 8pts to the winner (UNITED-KINGDOM, HoD by Marc P)

    ETSC 4: I got ONE 12pts (from Anders) / 117pts (2nd)
    I gave my 12pts to FINLAND (6th, HoD by Anders) / I gave 0pts to the winner (AUSTRIA, HoD by Daniel)

    ETSC 5: I got TWO 12pts (from William, Michos) / 115pts (3rd)
    I gave my 12pts to CROATIA (6th, HoD by Ovidarch) / I gave 10pts to the winner (ISRAEL, HoD by BlackBirdBraille)

    ETSC 6: I got THREE 12pts (from Caolán, Luke, Nick P) / 131pts (3rd)
    I gave my 12pts to DENMARK (1st, HoD by Marc P)

    ETSC 7: I got FOUR 12pts (from Razvan, Hjallis, Daniel, Ovidarch) / 154pts (1st)
    I gave my 12pts to SERBIA (6th, HoD by Paschalis) / I won

    ETSC 8: I got ZERO 12pts (best 7pts from Ellie and PJ) / 47pts (26th)
    I gave my 12pts to ICELAND (2nd, HoD by David) / I gave 0pts to the winner (GREECE, HoD by Oxi)

    ETSC 9: I got FIVE 12pts (from Marko, Cyphermusic, Razvan, Greg, Donnyademaj) / 161pts (3rd)
    I gave my 12pts to FINLAND (6th, HoD by Oasisoffear) / I gave 10pts to the winner (SWITZERLAND, HoD by Ovidarch)

    ETSC 10: I got ZERO 12pts (best 10pts from Patrick P) / 89pts (7th)
    I gave my 12pts to GERMANY (1st, HoD by Dominik)

    ETSC 11: I got TWO 12pts (from Lina, Daniel) / 123pts (3rd)
    I gave my 12pts to SWEDEN (1st, HoD by Hjallis)

    ETSC 12: I got ONE 12pts (from Brittany) / 77pts (8th)
    I gave my 12pts to NORWAY (2nd, HoD by Brittany) / I gave 0pts to the winner (ITALY, HoD by Dino)

    Overall, me points:
    56 Finland
    46 Iceland
    46 Norway
    43 Sweden
    41 Belgium
    31 Croatia
    29 Netherlands
    28 Denmark
    26 Israel
    26 Ireland
    22 Bosnia & Herzegovina
    21 Estonia
    20 Germany
    18 United-Kingdom
    18 Latvia
    16 Serbia
    15 Austria
    15 Portugal
    15 Lithuania
    13 Poland
    12 Spain
    11 Belarus
    11 Malta
    10 Switzerland
    10 Russia
    8 Turkey
    8 Luxembourg
    8 Ukraine
    8 Azerbaijan
    7 Russia
    7 Greece
    7 Slovenia
    6 Australia
    5 Albania
    5 Czech Rep
    4 Italy
    4 Hungary
    4 Andorra
    4 Tunisia
    3 FYR Macedonia
    3 Lebanon
    2 Moldova
    2 Cyprus
    1 Armenia
    1 Slovakia

    • So, to mimic others:

      ETSC 1: NORWAY (2nd, HoD by Donnie)
      ETSC 2: FINLAND (7th, HoD by Marc P)
      ETSC 3: NETHERLANDS (8th, HoD by Stommie)
      ETSC 4: FINLAND (6th, HoD by Anders)
      ETSC 5: CROATIA (6th, HoD by Ovidarch)
      ETSC 6: DENMARK (1st, HoD by Marc P)
      ETSC 7: SERBIA (6th, HoD by Paschalis)
      ETSC 8: ICELAND (2nd, HoD by David)
      ETSC 9: FINLAND (6th, HoD by Oasisoffear)
      ETSC 10: GERMANY (1st, HoD by Dominik)
      ETSC 11: SWEDEN (1st, HoD by Hjallis)
      ETSC 12: NORWAY (2nd, HoD by Brittany)

      I basically know who’s going to be 6th :p

  13. I have emailed people who need it the Finnish song. Ask me if you can’t get it. Likewise for any other song of course but this one seemed very problematic!

  14. My votes are in! Had a clear 12 pts, then a clear 10 pts. My 6 to 8 points were in a tier, then the rest of my points and 11th/12th were in a tier close by and it was tough ranking them. Had a tough time cutting my 13th place from my Top 12, I’ll make sure to give it an honourable mention during the results night.

  15. “Moreover, you need to send me a city, a hall venue and a host for the next edition if you win!”

    Cmon, our delegation can skip this part right? If we win, the world is going to end most likely so there won’t be another edition anyway.

    Let’s not put mankind in any danger; Let’s place where we are comfortable, ie anywhere between 40 and 45.

    If not, I know for a fact that we can’t choose hell as the place because it’s going to freeze over the day we win, and thus be unsuitable due to the low temperatures.

    On another topic, can’t wait to find out who Denmark is so I can curse them out publicly. Unless, of course they are one our beloved females, then I certainly won’t curse them out. Well, at least not in public. Haha

  16. Just a heads up: Greece’s video is geoblocked over her.

    But I was able to find 2 other options. The audio only and the video from a non YouTube site.


    I’m doing way too much work here, gonna start charging the extremely corrupt ETSCBU for my time. And yes, “extremely corrupt” should be taken as a compliment.

  17. The last of the last club:
    1: 🇦🇹
    2: 🇸🇲
    3: 🇫🇮
    4: 🇦🇩
    5: 🇬🇪
    6: 🇸🇪
    7: 🇷🇴
    8: 🇲🇦
    9: 🇲🇰
    10: 🇸🇪
    11: 🇹🇳
    12: 🇲🇩

  18. Maybe a reason France does well in July, in football and ETSC: the national holiday is on the 14th!

    In the US they call it “Bastille day” which is funny coz legally it’s not a celebration of the 14th of July 1789 but of the 14th of July 1790, when France held a “Federation Party” to celebrate the 1 year of the Bastille. Not a bit difference, but a little known fact ;)

  19. And now it’s good time to take a look how you take the all time official portrait of the president.

  20. Nerdy stuff vol 2.
    Greece and GBR have the most “aggressive” promo so far…

  21. RTVSLO opens songs submissions for Ana Soklič.

    • I really like Ana as a singer so hopefully it’s something much better than “Voda” and still in Slovene.

  22. Votes sent!

  23. Off and running. Won’t say which entry we began with, but we can say that it started off fantastically. Good lord.

  24. Talking about style icons…

    You know you watched too much Eurovision when you’ve the urgent desire to dance the Lithuanian choreo only because you are wearing a long sleeved white shirt…^^

  25. And here come Fiat’s cool and sexy sisters!

    We’re in Torino after all.

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