ETSC – The latest edition is coming to an end! Our traditional summer Eurovision-like game to feature and introduce new music has almost finished its July edition ! 39 of you entered and the results are coming this weekend!
After a first round open for people to sign up with a country and send a song, we got 39 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.
These songs were presented by the following HoDs, in alphabetical order: Anders, Arpatilaos, Avat, Bay, Caolán, Daniel, David, Dimitris, Dino, Dominik, Donnie, Elmar, Franco, Gregor, Guitar, Hjallis, Lina, Luke, Mark8, Matt D, Matthew, Mermaid, Michos, Nick P, Oasisoffear, Ovidarch, Oxi, Pablo, Patrick P, PJ, Porsteinn, Razvan, Ren, Sekhmet Morgan, Sheldon, Shevek, Trekks, Valen and Xello!
I’m coming back home tomorrow. I’ll make the scoreboards between then and Friday so we can have result night whenever is best for most people during the weekend, letting us open registration for August early next week! In the meantime, we get to gossip and predict, and discuss songs more openly as nothing more is at stake. Will I drop many hints this year?
Now time for the prediction game! It was first started in ETSC 4 “hint” article and back then I wrote this: “We can play a guessing game, people wishing to participate can post a “prediction” top 10 and I’ll award points based on the countries that are in the actual top 10 and predicted in yours accorddingly. I wont reveal the results until after the voting and winner is announced, but we’d get an extra side bet to care about ;)” In the end, it has secured itself has an ETSC standard: former winners were Donnie (ETSC 4), Nick P (ETSC 5), Donnie (ETSC 6), Dimitris (ETSC 7), Gregor (ETSC 8), Razvan (ETSC 9), Razvan (ETSC 10), Donnie (ETSC 11) and after a very close battle Razvan again (ETSC 12)! In July 2020, Patrick P won his first prediction game with a record of 12 HoD guessed right and the August edition was won by Donnie even though Ovi got the bonus! In July 2021, Donnie won discovering the rightful winner and in August 2021, he won it again but three people had the bonus: Donnie, Dominik and Ovi while both Oxi and Patrick got 8/10 prediction resultswise!
Let’s do it again. Until the reveal begin, you can send me a top 10 prediction in order (since most people predict the same songs after a while, and because the period is longer than usual for the predictiong ame, with absentee publishing their Top favorites, we might as well do it this way). You can still hint at your predictions (“top 3 from different regions”, “a country that never had a Top 5 before” and stuff like that). However, you also need to send me your HoD predictions but these can be posted in the comments as well
- You get 10pts per HoD correct for the first 10 HoD, then it’s 20pts for each HoD guessed correctly for the next 5. 100pts are given for each afterwards!
- Predicting the correct winner gives you automatically 100pts.
- Each country you predicted correctly in the Top 10 (besides the points won for guessing the correct winner in which case it would count twice) will give you 50pts, with a bonus of 500pts for the entire Top 10!
- Anyone who would either guess the full Top 10 or the full HoD list would automatically win, regardless of the points.
I will reveal “bookies” Top 10 before we start with the votes, but not before: it’s a compromise as it means we won’t know for “a long time” what the overall predictions are, so it doesnt kill the fun or some HoD’s enthusiasm, even though we have gotten it wrong many times, our added predictions make for a rather relevant picture (usually)…
I’ll award points accordingly and announce the winner along with the revealing of ETSC 18 logo! Don’t forget to email it to me before next week-end! Even if you’re not participating in ETSC 17, you can play this game! This is a second crown to grab, good luck everyone!