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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. One of the three thirds in the line-up is way stronger than the other two methinks ;)

  2. I think that within the next 60′ we will break the 2,000 comments barrier :)

  3. So, for the first time in my life I will never set foot in the sea for the whole calendar. I guess I need to change my approach to beach holidays to that of 60s Britain to enjoy Summer this year.

  4. Both, Moldova and Natalia Gordienco are confirmed for Rotterdam in 2021…
    I wonder if the same team is confirmed too.. :P

  5. I have credited 14 HoDs behind a song so far :P

  6. I hate that YouTube always automatically plays another video after you have listened to one unless you do something active to prevent it. I wish autoplay was something you had to switch on if you want it, rather than something you have to switch off if you don’t want it.

  7. Where can I collect my price for 2000th comment? 😀

  8. I am re-doing the whole lineup whilst finalising my prediction and noticed that the UK with that type of song coming after BIH and FRA sounds like the epitome of change of pace/direction.

    • Why only UK? Slovakia too f.e

      • But Slovakia isn’t near that group of songs.

        • I mean the draw enhances many other songs, not only UK

          • But that trio is quite obvious? Two ballads with very dark video clips followed by a straightforward summer hit. I guess the contrast is very sharp there. Slovakia is in a good position as well.

  9. Seriously what a horrible year this is. Now the situation in the occupied territories are very tense after another provocation. A civilian got killed in his own house and now the pro-war protesters are urging the government to take actions. I don’t even know what’s going to happen next. :/

    • Sorry for being off topic!

    • We are living in terrifying times indeed. All we can do, is keep a cold head and argue for what is just and decent.

    • Occupied? By whom? By people living in those lands near the graves of their parents and grandfathers, making 80% of the lands and who 99% democratically for independence and faced the military agression by usurpators who recieved those lands by the decision of a bloody dictator named Stalin? People who don’t want another their church for ex. Gandzasar church to become a museum or mosque?
      Better don’t bring that political stuff here. And yes people should calm down . War is awful thing , war during pandemia is double tragedy.

      • But why are you always so angry? I didn’t mean to offend you in any way. I just wanted to share my concerns regarding the whole situation on where I live (once again I apologize for being off topic) and out of nowhere you write me about mosques and churches. I mean it’s not like I made something up. It is internationally recognized as the occupied territory of Azerbaijan. Like how may I have possibly guessed what they teach you about it all in your place. :s

      • Are you rooting for Kim or Kanye?

  10. Beautiful pictures of comet Neowise/C2020 over greek landmarks like the rocks of Meteora, courtesy of the Athens National Observatory:

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3168033553240272&id=912928672084116

    And seriously nerdy astronomers should go back to use poetic rather than bureaucratese language to name celestial bodies…

  11. I twist my mind on who could be behind which song and man, it’s so difficult. I have a feeling that I’m completely way off most of the time :-)… of course, I’m only on board since a year, but with so many people how’s it going to become easier?:-)

  12. Votes sent ! 2020 comments felt just like the right time to do it :D

  13. Lollobrigida, Frau Casio and MAiKA. Croatian lady Ida Prester likes to use many aliases which makes her seem very suspicious! I think this is something for the FBI:

    Let’s call Mulder and Scully!

    https://64.media.tumblr.com/e91f93ed0f3439b0cc49cec8b0c64362/e98b90b628d707dd-93/s500x750/757fb4c1d1ae142ba0cf2b5678d2f75642778e7a.gifv

    • Maika? Hey the band that debuted Montenegro in VFOS!
      She’s Croatian, but band says to be pretty pan-Balkan.

      • Yup! Ida is Croatian, but married to a Serb and lives in Belgrade. Before Maika happened I was actually thinking bout debuting Montenegro with her:

        The song’s a collaboration with a Montenegrin DJ.

  14. Votes submitted. Be prepared for a minor shock…

  15. And then there were 10 + 2. Most likely to vote on Sunday.

  16. I am free tonight at short notice. 10 songs in on 2nd listening.

  17. I took a long Robert-appropriate nap this afternonn and dreamed of Donnie, The Anders and one more ET user i forgot. A colleague of mine had a small garden with pomegranates that looked so red and fresh but when i touched them they were rotten. However, at the side of the tree there was a branch with delicious cherries. I cut them and offered one to her and then i started offering them to other garden owners. One of them was The Anders but he didn’t want it and then i turned to Donnie and the other member i can’t remember now. Then Donnie asked The Anders if he wanted a lift to work the next morning and Anders accepted asking Donnie to pick him up between 7 and 8 am. However, he doubted Donnie would be able to wake up because he had a late dinner. Donnie was baffled by what The Anders told him. The end. lol

  18. 17 songs fighting for 10 sets of points and 2 honorary mentions. And I haven’t found my winner yet …

    Here are the ones that were left behind tonight:

    12 x 8/12
    9 x 7/12
    4 x 6/12
    2 x 5/12

    An edition without a single song I dislike. :) On the other hand, I still have to fall madly in love with a song (except my own contribution of course) but there are 3 or 4 songs that keep growing on me and might well end up with the perfect score. :)

  19. (UN)OFFICIAL PROMOTION OF… UNITED-KINGDOM!

  20. OFFICIAL PROMOTION OF… UKRAINE!

    Another guest joined our party! And as the dress code requires, he got his stilettos on!

  21. OFFICIAL PROMOTION OF… UNITED-KINGDOM!

    Rak-Su are not the stereotypical British lad, they would rather play basketball instead of football or rugby

  22. New York held our primary elections nearly a month ago and we still don’t have all the results, it’s such a mess, and we’re not even the worst state with this. Don’t know what the big elections are gonna look like in November now…

  23. I saw this tonight, it was good and with the 80s technique, it’s great looking!

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