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Worldvision Song Contest 87 [IC] | Peeto, Polkopia

Postby Polkopia » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:33 pm

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Welcome to Peeto, the capital city of Polkopia and host city for the 87th edition of the Worldvision Song Contest!


The time had nearly come to start the show and people were still flooding the Stadion Hanisova, eager to get to their seats in time for the show to begin. Many attendees wore Worldvision merchandise acquired just outside of the interior of the arena during the pre-party, with memorabilia ranging from modest T-shirts or flags to costumes with intricate details sketched out on the fabric and face and body paint covering the entirety of the wearer's skin. Even before the show began, anyone could see that it was going to be a very high-energy event tonight, and the noise level in the building only further affirmed this. Inside the arena, every other seat was blocked off in order to keep certain social distancing regulations implemented, with exceptions being made for members of the same party being allowed to sit next to one another. Despite the arena only seating a fraction of the amount of people it would normally accommodate, the people inside were still determined to have fun, and the Polkopian team would do everything in their power in order to ensure that guests could, just for one night, let loose for a bit and enjoy themselves.

Once inside, members of the audience could see a clear view of the stage, which, at the moment, was empty. The LED screen at the back of the stage showed the official logo for Worldvision 87, with the outer rings spinning slowly in alternate directions as the timer in the center counted down. Staff members walked about the arena wearing face shields, offering members of the audience glowing bracelets at no charge. These bracelets would illuminate in-sync with certain spotlights used to light up the stage and were designed to coordinate with same colors used. At the moment, they remained a generic white color, but would immediately change once the opening act began.

More and more people entered the arena and soon enough it was time to start the show. The level of noise picked up almost immediately as soon as the timer in the middle reached 60 seconds and began to count down from there. When it dropped below 30, one could hear people start to count down, and once it reached 10, the lights around the arena immediately dimmed and members' bracelets followed suit. The outer and inner 'wheels' of the logo now began to spin in a jagged motion in-sync with the countdown, until it reached 0 and they rapidly begun to spin. Every single light turned off in the arena and the audience cheered excitedly in anticipation for the show to begin.


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The group, Breakdown, was to open the show. The group consisted of over 50 men and women of all ages and their shows usually revolved around high-energy beats mixed with a simplistic, yet entertaining stage performance to keep the energy high. It's no wonder that the group would be chosen to open the show and lay the foundation for a night filled with energy. To begin the performance, the stage had turned completely dark in the small intermission between the countdown timer and the start of the song. Once the song began, the stage remained completely dark as one of the lead singers, Maša Žuškova, began to sing. As the first verse carries on, a singular spotlight illuminates Maša, who is standing center-stage. The light is a golden hue and by the last line, she is completely illuminated, as well as the LED lights around the outside of the stage, which are also colored in a similar hue.

Every second feels like forever,
But tonight you know that it's now or never,
To show the world what you've got now,
Come and join us, everyone's watching


As the beat picked up during this next bit, the lights around the arena illuminated and dimmed in-sync with the beat, though it never got overwhelmingly bright. Onstage, there appeared to be dancers wearing the same bracelets that the audience members all wore, only they had one around each wrist, and one on each ankle. Their bracelets, along with the audience's, brightened and dimmed in-sync with the rest of the lighting in the building, though for now, that was all that was visible onstage apart from Maša.

From Britonisea to Natanya
You've gotta find the music inside you.
Se soyevi' naš sevodna
Join us now

Se soyevi' naš sevodna
Join us now


The lights dimmed and illuminated rapidly now so that the audience could hardly see in front of them. Fog and smoke erupted from the perimeter of the stage and covered the edge of the stage in it as the lights continued to flash.

Play the music Mister DJ
Help me dance all night and day
Play the music Mister DJ
Help me dance all night and all day


The lights immediately shut off and dozens of dancers flooded the stage, each wearing white tracksuits with neon trims. Each person's trim represented the colors of one participating nations' flag. For example, one woman onstage had trims in cream and orange, representing Belgaam, whereas someone else wore the Carytonian, wearing bright blue, white, and gold trims to their suit. When they all entered the stage, they entered from every possible entrance, from the back-left of the stage, the back-right, and even some from a hidden entrance on the stage islands! They marched toward the center of the stage in a militaristic, regimented style, and all of them stepped and moved their arms in-sync with one another and the beat. As Maša sang the next verse, the people on-stage all took their places, all of them standing six feet from one another in a perfectly uniform formation. All of them raised one arm to the side, looked toward it, before bringing it back down to their side, shifting their feet, and doing the same toward the other side.

Watch the sunrise from the dancefloor
We'll dance 'till we can't dance no more
Move your body, lose your mind here
For this one night, we're in the clear


As the music started to die down, every member on-stage picked up a roman candle that was conveniently left on the stage-floor next to each dancer. They then raised their arms up at once and shot one above them. Every firework was colored in gold, white, or black, resembling the Polkopian flag colors. Special camera effects made it so that the fireworks up above coincided together to illustrate a Polkopian flag above the stage, before the fireworks dimmed and the 'flag' disappeared from view. For those who were at the arena, they didn't get the same show, but still gave an enthusiastic cheer at the sight of fireworks being shot up in the air.

The dancers all turned toward the middle of the stage and began walking again, maintaining the same regimented-style walk as they had done before, only they were moving past one another (Similar to this). This happened until everyone had moved to the other side of the stage, and by that time, this verse had concluded. Maša herself had not moved an inch; the dancers had all walked around her and she remained standing in the same position that she had stood in during the entire performance thus far.

Every second feels like forever,
But tonight you know that it's now or never,
To show the world what you've got now,
Come and join us, everyone's watching


As Maša sang the first line, spotlights illuminated the "Achaean" and "Axuvan" dancers, who were each standing on opposite sides of the stage. They jumped forward as they were shown, but when the lights returned back to normal, they returned to their previous positions. Afterwards, all of the dancers began doing a choreography involving overhead claps, running in place, and high kicks, before moving to more advanced choreographic movements like summersaults, flips, and cartwheels.

From Achaea to Axuva
You've gotta find the music inside you.
Se soyevi' naš sevodna
Join us now

Se soyevi' naš sevodna
Join us now


Spotlights rapidly moved around the entire stage and the dancers all stood in their places, fistpumping as Maša sang this bit. As the song started to fade out toward the end, the camera faded into black and the audience from home would catch a glimpse of the dancers all turning around to run toward the back of the stage. Maša stayed put at the front of the stage, but would not be visible from the cameras from here on out.

Play the music Mister DJ
Help me dance all night and day
Play the music Mister DJ
Help me dance all night and all day


During the first line, the cameras remained black, but as soon as the beat started up, the camera moved to the back of the stage where the countries' background dancers would be raised up by column-like pedestals. The first dancer, located in the very middle, was the Scotatrovan dancer, who had lost her tracksuit, but she was wearing a two-piece swimsuit decked out in the Scotatrovan colors. She had her hands on her hips and moved her hips from side to side in-sync with the beat as she was raised up by the pedestal. Then, when the next beat sounded, the Scotatrovan pedestal stopped at 10 meters high and two pedestals moved up (One on each side of the previous one). On the left pedestal stood a male dancer in a pale pink and white speedo representing Antahbrantahstan, and he did similar movements as the Scotatrovan dancer. To the right of the original pedestal, a woman in Gold, white, and black danced while also being raised up, representing Polkopia. The Anturian and Polkopian dancers were lifted at a height of about 9 meters. Then, on either side of those, five more pedestals were each raised, representing 10 of the other nations who competed in the previous Worldvision, and were stopped at 6 meters, then on and on until all of this edition's participants were all accounted for.

For this one night, we'll go, we'll go
go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go
go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go
go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go
go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go
go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go
go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go
go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go
go-go-go-go-go-go-go-go


Once the music stopped, a quick burst of fireworks signaled the end of the performance and the camera faded into black as the Polkopian team readied the stage in order to prepare for the Parade of Nations, scheduled to begin immediately after.

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The band, SEKZTA, was set to perform the Parade of Nations for the 87th Worldvision Song Contest. The band had performed at the 85th edition in the contest and placed 8th in Malta Comino Gozo with their song, Party Dance. Since their Worldvision appearance, the band remained immensely popular throughout Polkopia for their comical, satirical style of performing, and the decision from the PNB to select them to perform at Worldvision 87 came as a surprise to nobody. They were recognized by virtual every Worldvision fan and their performance in Malta Comino Gozo remained iconic in the eyes of many. For this performance, the two main members of the group stood at the front of the stage while they sang. Partway through their performance, they would stop and move side-to-side as the nations' performers were introduced. When the first nation's entrant was introduced, they appeared at the left side of the stage and walked toward the island on the right. Two Polkopian performers stood on either side of the entrant, each carrying large flags of that country- in this case, Caryton. The entrant would then stand far away on the island, before being escorted through an entrance underneath the stage. Then the same would be done for the next entrant, only they would start on the back-right of the stage and walk to the island on the left. The order would switch up every time a nation was introduced.

Miroved-
Miroved-

I'm calling, I'm calling
Calling on you to say I want you, I want you
Baby come sing for me, I want you, I want you
Whatever our differences may be
Baby come sing for me,
Stand on the stage for me

Mirovednaya
Worldvision

Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya
Worldvision

Miroved- boom boom nice!
Miroved- boom boom boom boom boom nice!
Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya
Worldvision

Miroved-


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WELCOME, THE SPIRITUAL REPUBLIC OF CARYTON!
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ÇAÏETA, CARRELIE!
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WELCOME, ELEJAMIE!
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WELKOM, SOUTH ALEZIA!
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TERVE, TÖDLICHEBUJOKU!
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WELCOME, RHIM FLAVEZZTOWLAND!
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WELCOME, TOHOTOKAI!
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DOBRO SE POŽIVAET, POLKOPIA!
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VAMLÜS, OQMET!
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SELAMAT DATANG, ANTAHBRANTAHSTAN!
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WILKOM, BRITONISEA!
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KÍVÖŻAT, BELGAAM!
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MARHABA, NORTH ALEZIA!
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..., PLACEY PLACINGTON!
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WILKOM, ESTOGIUM!
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BUDAWA, BEEPEE!
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OM SWASTIASTU, PEMECUTAN!
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WELCOME, TALVEZOUT!
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PRYVITANNE, WAISNOR!
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BONGU, MALTA COMINO GOZO!
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BENVENITU, KALOSIA!
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BIENVENUE, NEKONI!
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WELCOME, ELECTRUM!
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WELCOME, ELECTRUM DIPLOMATIC OFFICES!
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I'm calling, I'm calling
Calling on you to say I want you, I want you
Baby come sing for me, I want you, I want you
Whatever our differences may be
Baby come sing for me,
Stand on the stage for me

Mirovednaya
Worldvision

Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya
Worldvision

Miroved- boom boom nice!
Miroved- boom boom boom boom boom nice!
Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya
Worldvision


Mirovednaya
Worldvision

Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya
Worldvision

Miroved- boom boom nice!
Miroved- boom boom boom boom boom nice!
Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya
Worldvision

Miroved-


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WELCOME, NORTHERN BEEPEE!
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VÆLKOMIN, CRUSTYLAND!
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BRUCHIM HABAIM, ERTZEI KISHIM!
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BIENVENUE, NORMANDY AND PICARDY!
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BIENVENIDOS, ACHAEAN REPUBLIC!
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WELCOME, ZEGANAS!
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VAMLUŠ, HAFAMARIMËT!
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WITAMY, SAINTRABINA!
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WITAMY, CHRISTARNEA!
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WELCOME, SAVIERA!
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WELCOME, MISTER X!
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WELCOME, LLALTA!
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WELCOME, MISSUS X!
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WELCOME, ETHANE!
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Mirovednaya
Worldvision

Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya
Worldvision

Miroved- boom boom nice!
Miroved- boom boom boom boom boom nice!
Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya
Worldvision

Miroved-

Mirovednaya
Worldvision

(Ooh... Ooh)
Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya
Worldvision

Miroved- boom boom nice!
Miroved- boom boom boom boom boom nice!
Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Mirovednaya
Worldvision


Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya....
Woah... Woah...
Mirovednaya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya....
Woah-oh-oh






This editions' hosts, Tatiyana Mašpin, Lana Vernova, and Dima Bogdanović, all walk to the front of the stage from the back, waving and smiling toward the cheering crowd. It takes a few moments for the crowd to quiet down, but once they do, the hosts begin to speak.



Tatiyana: "Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Polkopia!"

The crowd erupts in a frenzy of cheers once more, and again, it takes a few moments for them to quiet down.

Dima: "Sounds like we're all excited to be here and start the show! We'll do that in just a minute, however it's our job as hosts, to be here and to do the very difficult job of guiding the show along its way in order to give you, our viewers, the best experience possible."

Lana: "Of course, we know that Worldvision fans are some of the most passionate in the world and we spared no expense in order to bring the show to you with state-of-the-art Polkopian technology!"

A sound erupts from the back and a studio light falls from the ceiling onto the stage floor, resulting in a loud crash. The three hosts flinch and turn to see what had caused the sound, before turning back to face the camera awkwardly.

Lana: "Well... we'll do our best at the very least!"

Tatiyana: "In just a few moments, artists from fifty three nations will take to the stage, but only one nation will win the 87th Worldvision Song Contest! Last year, Scotatrova won the contest for the very first time but this edition it's anyone's game!"

Dima: "Ladies... I think it's time we give the people what they want, don't you? Are you guys ready to start the show?!"

The crowd responds in a series of screams and enthusiastic whistles, hoots, and hollers. Tatiyana laughs, Lana covers her ears, also laughing, while Dima turns his head to the side and cups his ear facing the crowd.

Dima: "I think they're ready guys, what do you say?"

Lana: "I think they're as ready as we are to get this show on the road! Now guys, you know the drill, just like we rehearsed..."

Dima, Lana, and Tatiyana: "Ladies and gentlemen, let the 87th Worldvision Song Contest begin!"
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Postby Polkopia » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:34 pm

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01. Spiritual Republic of Caryton || Respublika Dukhovnaya Karitona
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02. Carrelie || Karreliya
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03. Elejamie || Iližame
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04. South Alezia || Sužnaya Aleziya
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05. Scotatrova || Skotatrova
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06. Tödlichebujoku || Todlišebužoku
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07. Rhim Flavezztowland || Rim' Gaveztovlandiya
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08. Crabaiaia || Krabaye
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09. Tohotokai || Tokhotokay
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10. Polkopia || Polkopiya
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11. Oqmet || Okmit
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12. Axuva || Akžyuviya
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13. Antahbrantahstan || Antabrantakhstan
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14. Antenovaria|| Antenovariya
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15. Britonisea || Britonisiya
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16. Belgaam || Bel'gam
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17. North Alezia || Severniya Aleziya
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18. Placely Placington || Rezul'taniy Rezul'tanits
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19. Estogium || Yestogim
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20. Beepee|| Bipya
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21. Pemecutan || Pem'kutan
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22. Talvezout|| Tal'vyezou
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23. Waisnor || Vaisnor
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24. Malta Comino Gozo|| Mal'ta Comino Gozo
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25. Kalosia || Kalosiya
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26. Nekoni|| Nekoni
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27. Electrum || Yelectrum
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28. Electrum Diplomatic Offices|| Yelectrumovskiye Diplomatskiye Kontyori
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29. Northern Beepee || Severniya Bipya
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30. Crustyland || Krustyland
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31. Kyritakia || Kiritakiya
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32. Ertzei Kishim|| Er'tziy Kišima
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33. Normandy and Picardy || Normandiya i Pikardiya
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34. Achaean Republic|| Respublika Akaya
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35. Zeganas || Zegan'as
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36. Shorestead|| Šorested'
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37. Indusse || Indus'
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38. Ekoz|| Yekoz
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39. Hafamarimët || Khafamarimet
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40. Saintrabina|| Santrabina
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41. Rosmana || Rosmana
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42. Christarnea|| Kristarniya
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43. Saviera || Saviyera
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44. Mister X|| Gos'dom Yek
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45. Llalta || Yal'ta
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46. Missus X|| Gos'dona Yeka
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47. Ethane || Yet'ane
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Postby Spiritual Republic of Caryton » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:35 pm

1. Spiritual Republic of Caryton
Granny Janine - Strawberry Cake
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Granny Janine


Background: This edition, Caryton didn't really have much interest in participating in this edition of WorldVision. The National Final would be sporadic, with only five entries. Somehow, a sweet old grandmother from the city of Dove Valley (a satellite of Georgine) won with her humble entry. Nothing says Caryton like an innocent and family-friendly song, right?

Performance: The stage would go alight, a crying child bursting in. The small off-stage band would begin playing. Center-stage laid a kitchen with haphazard pots and pans sitting on it. Granny Janine would untie her apron and set it aside, inviting him in and giving the child a tight hug.

Strawberry Cake! It’s what I baked, and it’s all just for you!
Don’t wait, Strawberry Cake! It’s all free to take, oh-
Strawberry Cake! The days went by, the frosting’s still on the shelf.
A clean plate from you, means you’re true! Get ready for dessert two!


The old woman opened a fridge door, removing a massive pink-frosted white cake. The kid's eyes would widen. Apparently, the ten-some year old would have been bullied for being slow-to-read. Regardless, the woman kept dancing, her grandson tapping along to signal his mood slightly improving.

Granny’s kitchen is a-full of pots and pans!
Steamin’ and laughin’ as we do our special cake dance!
Who said dessert had to come after lunch?
Those bullies are mad, we get to eat fudge for brunch!


The two began to slowly yet deliberately tap dance around the cluttered kitchen, the woman scooping up a baking sheet of fudge and tilting it for the audience to see. The kid swayed from left to right, giddily smiling as he shoved three sticks into his mouth.

If God put me on this country to get cake in my hair-
Then I’d sift and knead and frost until my apron would tear!


The spotlight shone on Janine, revealing the tattered apron that conveyed hours of hard work into making such a labor of love. The kid now happily ate a slice of cake, taking choreographed bites before setting the finished plate down. It was a small slice but enough to make their skit complete. At the end of the buildup, the lighting fixed itself, plain and white.

Strawberry Cake, don’t distress! Let’s put honey on our books!
Reading is sweet, Jesus we’ll greet, Get ready for dessert two!
Oh, Strawberry! Nothing can ever be so blue, when Granny’s beside you!

(Eat some ice-cream, eat some brownies, oh life’s sweet as you!)
You know that Cary and Jesus too, they’re all beside you!
(Eat some cookies, eat some candies, then eat some donuts!)
Don’t you know it? A little sugar in life’s nice, so take a big slice! Strawberry true, Strawberry true!


The two pranced around, in front of the kitchen. Men and women dressed as waitresses held up bowls of ice cream, plates of brownies, cookies, candies, and donuts, entering a kick line as the two happily skipped around each other. The kid at this point was fully happy in an emotional, physical, and spiritual sense. An old 80s-style box tv broadcast a golden retriever dashing through an open field in a white church robe-- actual footage of Cary.

Who said dessert had to come after lunch?
Those bullies are mad, we get to eat fudge for brunch!
If God put me on this country to get cake in my hair-
Then I’d sift and knead and frost until my apron would tear!

Strawberry dear! When I’m gone, and I let go of that grass!
Look at the stars and you’ll shine, best of your new class!
Strawberry Cake! Don’t hide away, friends will light you a new day!
Spell on the chalkboard with a sponge, and you’ll find a way!

Oh, Strawberry! Nothing can ever be so blue, when Granny’s beside you!


Their prancing slowed into a more serious step touch. Granny wouldn't be around forever, but even then it wouldn't matter. The child obviously learned a valuable lesson. The two shared a few sticks of fudge, mimicking eating them. After the second stanza of this segment ended, they pranced back to the kitchen, stirring pots and pans together as the song built up to their energetic chorus.

(Eat some ice-cream, eat some brownies, then eat some cupcakes!)
Oh! You know that Cary and Jesus too, they’re all beside you!
(Eat some cookies, eat some candies, then eat some donuts!)
Oh! A little sugar in life’s nice, so take a big slice!


The two bobbed up and down in an alternating pattern, stirring and whisking merrily, a happy ending conveyed through a soft yellow light that shone around them like a halo.

Strawberry Cake!


The grandmother raised their cake in the air, holding it between them in a final ending pose. The stage went pink as applause filled the chamber. The fade-to-black ended the song.
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Postby Carrelie » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:40 pm

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CarrelieOne presents.. WorldVision
with English-language commentary by Vian Genamann & Gwie Kasrow
2 - Carrelie
Let’s Go! - Les Quatre Chanteuses
Featuring lyrics by Ions Gavatte
Composition by Edith-Marie Eïtesa
Tune: Lonnie Devantier - Hallo, Hallo


Background

After its debut at Worldvision 86, Carrelie was in high spirits as to what would come next. CarrelieOne began the domestic selection immediately, picking up-and-coming artists from around the nation, narrowing it down to 12, one from each nation. Barcia was the first to perform, followed by Port Ardrich, Arianos, and so on. The stakes were high: the position of the nation's representative is highly coveted. As the voting went on, it seemed almost certain that Andlin would win, with Arianos 5 points behind in 2nd. It all came down to the final jury, the Sorech jury. The points flew in: one to Haufenburg, seventh place; two to Dentricia, fifth place; three to Port Ardrich, eighth place; four to Arianos, second place; five to Achanor, sixth place; six to Anerbrawf, Douria has moved into fourth place; seven to Barcia, ninth place. The entire nation was already celebrating Andlin's win when the 8 points came in, for Douria. Shock befell viewers as the Dourien song was launched from fourth place into first. Les Quatre Chanteuses cheered in glee as they saw the result came in: they were finally going on stage to realise their dream of representing their country in Worldvision!
CarrelieOne Commentators, Vian Genamann & Gwie Kasrow

V - "And that was the wonderful Carytonic entry, the first tonight! It's a bit different from the last one, but it's still religious as ever. Don't you love the Carytonians?"
G - "Indeed. What love she give her performance with! I absolutely adore it!"
V - "Now, our entry is, rather unfortunately, up next!"
G - "Why unfortunately?"
V - "Oh, I've commentated over enough Eurovisions for the Dentricians to know that the second entry never does good, you know I've been commentating every edition since 1973!"
G - "Oh, I doubt it'll do bad. After all, there's 50 or so other nations here tonight, and hey, we got an early spot!"
V - "You're right, I shouldn't worry. Anyway, without further ado, it's Les Quatre Chanteuses, with Let's Go!"


The Performance

Marie
Elile
Rhienn
Rochanne
Marie + Elile
Rhienn + Rochanne
All

Les Quatre Chanteuses walk onto the stage, serenaded by the claps of the audience. They're wearing italian cocktail dresses and are clad in white chrysanthemums. Elile waves to the audience as the music starts. The music starts, with the LED screens showing circles growing and shrinking with the beat. Marie and Elile begin to walk forward as their verse begins, with the other two following close behind.

While I’m waitin’ for you, oh, however long it may be
I’ll be standin’, and feelin’ blue while you waste our time

Aren’t you lucky, that I haven’t gone forever?
Yet you’ll find I would have rather, this may be a sign.


Marie and Elile turn to face the cameras in the back as Rhienn and Rochanne twirl in the bacckground.

And as I sit there, someone calls me on the phone,
We haven’t got time, but I just can’t go alone!


Marie and Elile swiftly turn back to face the audience as the stage lights up and they're showered in bursts of red, blue, green and all in between.

I’m sayin’ let’s go, let’s go-o!
Let’s go and party to-night,
Dance and sing until the sunrise, fall in love.
Le-et’s go, let’s go-o!
We can’t wait here forever,
And I’m sure you wouldn’t want to go desolate.


The Devantier sisters quickly switch with Rochanne and Rhienn as the lights die down.

I’m in the dark, what on earth could you be doing?
While I’m lonely sitting down here, I just wait and ponder.

Could you be there trying hard to call another?
I know you've picked an outfit, and my mind does wander.


Yet you neglect to answer my last, final call,
I look down at my ring and think ‘Could this be all?’


Rochanne and Rhienn leap into the air as Marie and Elile swing behind. The stage again lights up with colour.

I’m sayin’ let’s go, let’s go-o!
Let’s go and party to-night,
Dance and sing until the sunrise, fall in love.
Le-et’s go, let’s go-o!
We can’t wait here forever,
And I’m sure you wouldn’t want to go desolate.


Dance break! Rochanne and Rhienn join the others in spinning and twirling, dancing with the group. By the end, Marie has stepped to the front, and the girls are only a few metres from the audience.

Still getting ready, that is it, I’ve had enough,
I open up the door, I’ve had it with your bluff!


Marie herself joins in with the dancing as she sings the chorus.

I’m sayin’ let’s go, let’s go-o!
Let’s go and party to-night,
Dance and sing until the sunrise, fall in love.
Le-et’s go, let’s go-o!
We can’t wait here forever,
And I’m sure you wouldn’t want to go desolate.


All four girls step forward to sing as light fills the stage, pulsing with their steps and the beat. Fire is also blown out with the beat.

We’re sayin’ let’s go, let’s go-o!
We’re out to have a party,
Now I’m sure you sorry for your love!
Le-et’s go, let’s go-o!
We’ll be out 'til the sunrise,
And you know you’re missing out an awful lot.


And we’re sure next time you’ll do just as you ought!

The group pose as the music ends. The audience give a thunderous applause as the four thank the audience.


CarrelieOne Commentators, Vian Genamann & Gwie Kasrow

V - "How lovely! What an entry! Hopefully it does well."
G - "Fingers crossed!"
V - "Now, what's next?"

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Postby Elejamie » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:41 pm

03- Elejamie

South Working Funk Band - All Day, All Night


Tune: Laura Tesoro - What’s the Pressure (0:08-3:23)

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From left to right: Jordy Melrose, Amanda Tavarez, Paul Okay, Brian O’Brian. Not seen: Carl Mortensen, who left the band when this picture was taken but rejoined shortly afterwards.

The South Working Funk Band was formed in the South Woking district of Barr, RCST, in 2009, by four friends: Brian O’Brian (born Brian Davison on 11th January 1987; guitar, keyboards, lead male vocals), Jordy Melrose (born Jordan Melrose-Cooper on 15th March, 1986; bass, backing vocals), Paul Okay (born Paul Okoro on 7th June, 1987; guitar, horns, backing vocals) and Carl Mortenson (born 19th December, 1988; drums). Formed originally as a way of getting by for both Jordy and Carl as well as a part-time hobby for Paul and Brian, they would originally start off as an instrumental band called JBCP. In 2010, the band became a five-piece as they hired Chris Donovan after Jordy heard him singing as the two were in line to sign on and offered him an audition. The five would then have their first new concert with this new line-up under the same name, however a couple of concerts into this new line-up they decided to change their name to the South Working Funk Band, which I’ll explain later.

In 2011, they would record their first album, which was self-titled. It was mostly funded by Paul, Jordy and friends and family, with most of the money going towards getting studio time. While the album itself wasn’t a smash hit on its first pressing, a few of the songs got some airplay on the local stations and they were able to shift copies at concerts. It did attract the attention of a small local record label who did a bigger run and get the word out. They were even able to get copies shifted outside of their home town Later that year, they decided to hire a female singer in Natalia Kalogeropoulou and got right to work on their second album.

Partway through the production of their second album, their record company got bought out by one of the bigger ones. While it didn’t really put a damper on things, instead they ended up getting a somewhat bigger budget to work with even though they were at the point where it wasn’t necessary, they were still a bit distrustful about the whole affair. They did get used to it when they realised that this meant that not only would they be able to tour outside of their home city but also have more than enough money to refine their sound. So, once their second album It’s Actually Called Working was released in 2012 they were able to get a small tour of the tract along with a few neighbouring towns and cities, which proved to be an actual success. Shortly after the tour, Natalia left the band due to actual creative differences and a desire to do some solo work and, after a brief search, she was replaced by Amanda Tavarez (born April 19th, 1992; no relation to Auckhampton Birch Trees and Rugby Union World Cup winning winger Armando Tavarez, although both hail from the same city). The band’s third album and first with their new line-up, called Maintain Balance, was released in 2014 to some positive critical reviews and, while they didn’t go on a tour, they did do a number of TV performances which helped get their name out there.

In 2015, Chris left the band through mutual consent, thus bringing the band down to a quintet. Rather than try and hire a new vocalist, Brian O’Brian decided to step up to the mic. It probably helped that he wasn’t that different to Chris vocal-wise, which made the change easier to palate. Quite helpful as well, as they were to return to the studio a couple of weeks later to get to work on their newest album, which was called Four Is Five and released in June 2016. Although the band were dreading the responses to it due to the change in vocalists, it still managed to receive positive reviews from critics and the vast majority of the fanbase were alright with the changes (barring the obvious idiots). The follow-up album JCAPB was released in 2018 and the band not only went on their first nationwide tour but also performed abroad for a few TV spots and concerts. It probably helped that the album was their best-received at that point, topping a number of critics’ best of the year lists.

Although it caused as much chaos you’d expect when it struck the nation, the coronavirus pandemic fortunately didn’t put too much strain on the band. They had finished recording their latest album Starry Days and Sunny Nights when the pandemic was a big enough problem in Elejamie that everything had to close down, so they didn’t need to worry about having to record anything new and the band were able to apply the finishing touches at home. If anything, they had to delay the release of the album a couple of months and not go on a tour to promote it but the album managed to sell enough for the band to get by. Not to mention Carl Mortensen had left the band following the recording of the album, though due to the pandemic meaning he couldn’t really get much done he rejoined sometime afterwards and announced he’ll be leaving the following year instead. Critical reception to the album was a bit more mixed by the way, though it still leaned closer to positive if anything.

More useless facts now. Much like the real life The Weeknd, they had to misspell the name to avoid confusion with the 70s one-hit wonders The South Woking Funk Band, who had a #1 hit in 1977 with The Smash and a couple more songs that did chart but not high enough to be considered a hit before disbanding not even a week into the 1980s; however, the difference between them and Mr. Tesfaye is that you actually pronounce it as “working” here. They have a kayfabe rivalry with another funk band LBH (Los Hermanos Bailamos), though off-stage the two groups actually get on fairly well and have completely different styles. And Paul Okay has a degree in accounting and, while he doesn’t manage the band per se, he is in charge of the band’s finances and is the main reason why they usually tend to get some degree of a profit on each album and why they usually avoid getting screwed over by the label or anyone else.


Back at the last contest in Oreo City, Antahbrantahstan, Elejamie was represented by Tara Cullinane, a former X Factor contestant trying one last grasp to remain relevant. Teaming up with a local Celtic music band from her home city of Mainsborough, she performed the song Calling Me Home, which was essentially a tribute to the land her ancestors came from. More accurately, the first verse was them leaving their homeland and the second was her going to where they originally came from. Although the stage being yet another 360° stage posed a bit of a problem compared to the 180° stage at ElejamieVision, she was able to find a way to get a proper visual performance out of her song even if some of it felt a bit underwhelming and last minute. Why? Why are 360° stages even a thing? Sure they pose a bit of a challenge that makes you fire on a few more cylinders than normal but does anyone actually take advantage of the whole 360 degrees? Or is it just an unnecessary challenge for the sake of it? And of course there was that time when we nearly got three contests in a row with these fuckers. A little bit of negativity and me trying to ruin my chances by ranting about something irrational and not worth it to kick off the year here.

Although the song was quite a smash hit in the national final, it was a bit less smashy in the actual contest itself. The first load of points were unimpressive, with the most they received in the first half being ten points from usual points giver Malta Comino Gozo and, by half-time, Tara and co. only had 34 points, which was only good for a joint 11th place with Beepee. They were behind Crustyland of all nations! Fortunately, the song did pick up some steam and, eventually, it managed to get its only set of 12 points in the contest courtesy of Ethane. Regardless, finishing with 87 points in the jury vote might’ve seemed a bit disheartening but, because of how stacked the top five were (100+ points), it was good enough for a 6th place finish. They managed to finish 9th in the televote with 77 points which was good enough to keep it in 6th place overall with 164 points. Especially since, again, the top five were so far ahead there wasn’t really any way they could catch up, especially since the winner Scotatrova was 88 points in front of them.

While the result was still a positive one and something to look forward to, Tara still decided to take a lengthy hiatus from her musical career for reasons unknown. Regardless, hopes were still high that the South Working Funk Band’s song All Day, All Night would do just as well. It may have only received one set of 5 points from the international juries (courtesy of Beepee) and finished third in the domestic televote (with 5s coming from Birch State, Burnett, Keene District and Warwick), but it still managed to snatch a second place finish even if it was 16 points behind the eventual winner. It probably helps that, much like the winning song, it didn’t get a single set of 2 points from the international juries and only one set of 1 points, from the Achaean Republic, so there still seems to be a bit of hope.

As always, the band had to quarantine themselves upon arrival for seven days. Fortunately, as they arrived a week earlier than planned, they didn’t miss out on a whole lot. They still managed to take selfies and give autographs to fans who made the trips and even a few fans from the host country. Coupled with the fact that they were in the historic city of Peeto with its many sights and scenes, such as the WorldVision Museum (even if one part of it ended up opening old wounds) and the various bits of architecture that dot Nulvikiy Prospekt, they’d probably have a contest to remember regardless of the results. Granted they might’ve had a bit of a mountain to climb considering that the last time Elejamie were in Peeto they didn’t do too badly even if the results themselves are probably lost to time, but they were coming off the back of a 6th place finish and the song itself doesn’t seem to be that bad so chances are it won’t be like the last few odd-numbered contests.

Going back to corona, there have been a number of downsides since the last contest. The island of Bruirn saw its first cases in a couple of months over Christmas with 13 total cases (although fortunately they’ve all been hospitalised and the majority of people they’ve interacted with have tested negative), the death toll has since risen to 460 and the nation saw its first anti-masker protest, although only less than 20 people showed up and it didn’t last particularly long. But there has been some good news as well. The new mutation hasn’t officially been spotted in Elejamie yet due to the government’s refusal to soften the mandatory quarantine periods for arrivals and departures, though if it’s confirmed that there are cases there are plans to introduce another lockdown just in case. There seem to be no cases of COVID in the wild on the island of Rosetta, with the only cases being already-hospitalised patients and a petri dish full of the stuff held in a lab at Rosetta University. And, most importantly of all, around 50 million vaccines have been ordered, enough to vaccinate the entire population four times over and still have some spare, with a roll-out currently underway while Elejamian scientists keep working on their own vaccine to help efforts.

Enough about that, let’s get onto what the artists have to say about the song! In an interview a couple of days before the contest, female singer Amanda Tavarez said “It’s sadly something that we can’t really do much these days, which kind of makes it awkward thinking about it, but it’s basically about partying. You spend the whole day working so you can spend the nights dancing away, free from all the worries of the real world and just free to kick back and relax. Hopefully when everything’s back to a close-enough normal that’s what everyone will be doing. Because this will be an anthem for that day.”

Now that that piece is said and out of the way, let’s get right on with the entry. The band have rehearsed numerous times, they’ve got their stage performances planned out and now they’re trying to feel calm. Especially since they’ve been drawn third in the running, which is not only a position where people have won quite a few times from (including that one time) but it’s also now the earliest that the country’s performed in the competition, beating out their debut entry which was performed fourth. Will they be able to get a top ten streak going again or will it just be yet another disappointment? Only one way to find out really.

I’m going to be brutally honest here, I was very unmotivated to write this. While the tune itself was and still is quite good in my opinion, though in the studio version there are moments where her vocals clip and it kind of bugs the audiophile in me (and the fact that I can hear it clip that badly with a cheap headset I bought for £14.95 at GAME over a year ago is really telling), I just didn’t have the real energy to write it or work on it. It has nothing to do with Christmas, by the way, as I’ve gotten to the age where I’m too old and miserable to care about it I just kept procrastinating because I was unable to find the energy to really care about getting it done. I honestly don’t care where this ends up but I will say that I’ve got an NF coming up with songs that’ll really shift me into overdrive, so keep an eye out for that.

To quote a song that’s I’m sure me and a couple of other people taking part will remember: “Gotta get thru this, I gotta get thru this.”





We've finished with our postcard, where it showed the colours of the Iyilim Seal (the red, blue and yellow circles shown on the flag)* and in the middle of it a stencil of the Elejamian capital's skyline, and now we're here at the performance. The audience began to applaud as we're greeted with a distant shot of the stage itself. Carl and his drums were at the far back and in the middle, as expected, but everyone else was dotted around the stage at random. The camera zoomed closer to the stage itself, making the performers a bit more visible. The lights dimmed a little bit, as expected, but rather just turn the stage into complete darkness it just made everything a bit darker. Sort of like being in a room just as the Sun's setting.

The audience eventually stopped applauding and the lights remained like that but there was a sound that kept going on throughout the early bit of the performance. A mechanical hum, if it had to be described. It turned out to be someone leaving a microphone on where it shouldn't have been on but it probably didn't subtract that much from the actual performance itself. We then cut to a close-up of Amanda Tavarez, the singing lady herself. She was wearing a blue denim cropped jacket with a white faux-fur collar, a white tanktop, a pair of blue denim skintight jeans and a pair of black and white trainers. She also had a pair of black Wayfarer sunglasses on, which fortunately managed to stay on her head as she looked down at the ground. A few seconds later, she lifted up the microphone up to her lips and started to sing the first half of the chorus (which also worked as the intro) while the hum kept going on in the background.

Time to party, hey hey
We’ve worked all day, we’ll play all night
Just for fun


After a second or two of near-silence, with the hum and maybe any noises from the crowd being the only sounds filling the air, Amanda loudly shouted "Come on!" and raised her arm into the air, signalling that the song itself was going to start. The lights brightened a bit and we then cut to a close-up of Jordy Melrose, playing his bass. He was wearing the same type of sunglasses as Amanda, along with a plain white T-shirt, a pair of blue jeans that weren't skintight and a pair of all black shoes. His bass was just a normal one with an all-blue body and a white head. We get a brief cut to Amanda dancing on the spot to the beat before we get back to the close up of Jordy, still playing his instrument before we pan over to Brian, strumming his guitar. He was wearing a Dynamo Peeto jersey in an attempt to score some votes from the locals, along with a white shirt underneath it and the same shoes and jeans that Jordy was wearing. He didn't have a pair of sunglasses, though, and his guitar had a red body, a white pickguard and a cream-coloured head.

Once it was her turn to sing again, we cut to Amanda. She was strutting along the stage with plenty of swagger and bravado in every step. She lifted up the microphone up to her lips and began to sing right into it. Once she finishing singing the first line, she turned her head to the side and moved her shoulders up and down in time with the beat. Once she was done with that, she turned her head back to face the crowd to sing the next line. At the end of that line, she moved the microphone away and nodded her head up and down in time with the sounds that Brian made on his keyboard. She brought the mic back up to her lips when it came time for the third line and sang it, though we couldn't see what she did in between the third and fourth lines because the camera cut away to a shot of Brian playing his guitar.

It’s been a long day working, like I’ve
Sold my soul to get a buck
I’ve lost my chains, no more stress
And now I want to kick back


After singing the first two words of the first line, the backing screens started to turn on. The main one right behind the band turned on and displayed a disco ball right behind them, something that would display behind them throughout the entire performance. The smaller screens on the side that went around the stage showed a series of blue, yellow, red and white squares broken up by thick black borders, almost as if Piet Mondrian had designed a dancefloor for a disco. The same thing happened with the platforms at the back and front of the stage, whereas the rest of the stage remained the same due to it lacking the technology to, though the difference was that the squares on the platform were changing colour whereas the ones on the thinner but longer screens going around the stage were simply scrolling instead. The lights around the stage also started to change as well at this point. Every second light turned off for just under two seconds before turning on so every first light could turn off, a pattern that would repeat throughout the song barring certain moments. The lights that were on also changed colour every time they were turned on, with one light being white before eventually changing to red before changing to blue before going back to white and so on.

Just as soon as that happened, Amanda lifted her sunglasses up so they were resting on top of her head as she went back to strutting her stuff all over the stage. At one point she even span around in the spot and did as close to the splits as she could without damaging the trousers she was wearing, all while singing. During the last two lines she started to pop her body while she carried on singing her song. She wasn't the only one as Jordy, Brian and Paul could be seen in the background grooving along to the music as they played their instruments. Indeed, during the fourth and fifth lines, there was a shot of Paul keeping a neutral expression on his face as he not only kept playing his guitar but he also shuffled his shoulders backwards and forwards. He was wearing a black jacket with a blue t-shirt underneath that had "good vibes" written on it in white, a pair of black trousers and a pair of black and white shoes that were a different make to the ones Amanda was wearing. His guitar had a dark red body with a black pickguard, along with a black neck and head, though the tuning pegs were all white. Next to him was an ordinary brass trumpet attached to a stand that seemed firmly stuck on the ground.

Once we finish with our shot of Paul, we then cut over to Amanda who was waving her arms from side to side in time with the beat. She was also shuffling her body backwards, though she took great care not to bump into her bandmates. When it came to sing the last line before the chorus, she slowly raised her arm while she tilted both her head and the microphone down. As she got closer to the end of the line, she raised both her head and the microphone until they were both at an angle. When she was done, the camera panned a little bit so only her and Carl were in the shot. She took the glasses off her head so she didn't break them before she turned her head to one side. While he seemingly disinterestedly drummed in the background going by the expression on his face, she quickly flicked her head to the other side, her hair getting a bit messy as well, so she can get good segue to the chorus going.

It’s time to grab my shoes, meet the crew
Head down to the club
And just simply dance the night away
I don’t care ‘bout what they say, come what may
All I really want is some fun


And now it was time for the chorus. A second before Amanda started to sing, all of the lights above and around the stage shone brightly before going back to how they were during the bridge. The pattern carried on throughout the chorus as well, along with the displays behind the band and underneath some of the members. Indeed, Jordy, Paul and Brian all just danced around on the spot while they carried on playing their instruments. Carl, meaning, just sat there drumming along. It's what he could do, really.

Amanda, on the other hand, just bounced around on the spot as she sang the first line before shuffling along from side to side during the second and third. In fact, during the first line, there was an extreme close-up of her face where he shook her head from side to side as she sang. Afterwards, there was a quick shot of Carl as he was the last member to have a single shot of him. He was wearing a red and white paisley shirt with a plain white t-shirt underneath, a pair of blue jeans and a pair of black loafers with a white sole. His drums were a simple standard set of drums where all but one of the skins were a creamy white colour, the sides were a dark grey colour, the cymbals were brass and the bass drum's skin was black, with the band's logo embossed in white in the middle of the skin. After that shot of him just drumming along enthusiastically and in time with the song, we cut back to Amanda sticking her arms out to her side before raising it to the sky, something she'd do along with any other disco moves for the rest of the chorus. We end with another extreme close up of her face as she sings before we get our segue into the second verse.

Time to party
We work all day, we play all night
Just for fun
Live for the moment
That’s our motto, it’s what counts right now


When it came time for the second verse, the lights above the stage dimmed and we cut to a shot of Paul playing his trumped on a stand. Off-camera, Amanda was taking her jacket off so she can do something with it a bit later in the verse. Indeed, when we cut back to her, we see her now in the tanktop with the jacket casually draped over her shoulder. She was also holding it as if it was a bag that was hung the same way as she sang the same the first line. Once she was finished with that bit, she flung it over her shoulder before we then cut to a close-up of her face as she sang the second line with a look that's a combination of sweet and indifferent. What she did and the camera cut were planned, where her jacket landed however wasn't. It ended up on Carl's drumkit so he had to drum with one hand while he tossed it to one side with his other hand.

Completely unaware of this, Amanda kept dancing as she sang the third line, shuffling herself around the stage while she waved her arm up and down. When it came to the bit in brackets, we immediately cut to Paul strumming along on his guitar while he provided the appropriate backing vocals; Jordy and Brian were doing the same thing but they were off-screen. For the fourth line, Amanda did a bit of a moonwalk on the stage as she shuffled her shoulders back and forth but she stood still for the fifth line. There, she stuck her arm out and flicked her wrist, sticking out her index finger and moving her wrist from left to right as if she was doing the "oh no you don't" pose.

Don’t even care what’s on the TV
It always shows the same depressing news
Don’t wanna deal with it (with it)
‘Cause I don’t care no more
I don’t care anymore


Just as soon as Amanda sings the first two words of the first line, we then get a shot of Carl behind his drums. He hits one of his cymbals and then we cut back to Amanda, who was doing the running man dance as she carried on singing the rest of the lines. She then stopped after she sang the second line and stood still while, in the background, Jordy and Brian provided the necessary backing vocals. She then turned round so she was facing the left side of the stage before she turned her head to look at the audience and sang the third line. She then shuffled herself forward, her shoulders moving in time with the song, before she did a funky moonwalk back to the spot she was at when she started the fourth line. And she did some more disco dancing for the fifth line before she span round and crouched down a bit, though she stood back up straight when it was time for the chorus again.

It’s time to grab my shoes, meet the crew
Head down to the club (hey, hey, hey)
And just simply dance the night away
I don’t care ‘bout what they say, come what may
All I really want is some fun


We then cut to Carl smirking as he hit his drums to get a build-up for the chorus going. The lights shone a bit brighter for a brief second before going back to the way they were earlier on in the song. They still played the same pattern, however. As she sang the first and second lines, Amanda shuffled herself from left to right. She also had one of her arms out and she waved it up and down as she kept dancing. She also did the same thing with her other arm even though she kept it bent so she could sing into the microphone in her hand. For the third line, she span around and did the near-splits thing again, though it wasn't as splitty as the one she did earlier. For the fourth and fifth lines, we got a close-up of her shaking her head to the right a few times before we cut to a different angle of her for the sixth line. While Brian was strumming away in the background, moving his guitar backwards and forwards, we then get Amanda moving her arm back and forth as if she was swimming before she put her arm back down to her side to end the line.

But that wasn't the end of the chorus as there was another bit right afterwards. Amanda stretched out all but one of her limbs, making a sort of star shape with her hand balled up into a fist, as she repeated the first line. Afterwards we then cut over to Paul going back to playing his trumpet on a stand. Though we cut away to Amanda doing a bit of dancing, Paul was still visible in the background playing his instrument so it wasn't that much of a problem really. He was also dancing along, though you can't really blame him. We then cut away briefly to Jordy playing his bass, bobbing his head back and forth, before we cut back to Amanda swaying her body back and forth in time with the song. She span around a bit so she was facing the audience and just stood there, balling her hand up into a fist and doing a fist pump. She kept her arm like that for the third verse while she leaned forward, getting ready for the next bit of the song.

Time to party
We’ve worked all day, we’ll play all night
Just for fun
Live for the moment
That’s our motto, it’s what counts right now
Time to party
Live for right now
That’s our motto, it’s what counts right now


After extending the "now" from the chorus so it sounds like "now-ow-ow", the lights started getting brighter than normal and the Mondrian dancefloor patterns behind and underneath the band sped up just a fraction; not enough to affect anyone with any conditions but enough to be noticeable to the audience and the cameras. The lights also sped up, though again they tried to make sure it wasn't quick enough to irritate peoples' eyes or cause seizures. Amanda nodded her head in time with the beat, almost to headbanging levels, as the camera quickly swooped over to Brian. It was simply a medium shot of him at an angle providing his back-up vocals alongside the rest of the band. For the second line, the camera moved over to Jordy where it showed him doing exactly the same thing. For the third line, we then cut back to Amanda leaning forward as she sang the line, though when it came to the end of the line she started to lean back. For the last syllable, however, she immediately jutted forwards, as if she sneezed.

Won’t worry about all the negatives
Won’t concentrate on those holding me down
Better to dance the night away


After a sampled "Whoo!" the lights above the stage itself while the ones in front of and below it changed their patterns. They were all white this time but one was on for just over a second before turning off so the one next to it can turn on and display the same colour. They also went back to the brightness levels they were earlier. The projections behind them and on the platforms went back to how they were before the bridge, however. In the meanwhile, we see everyone except for Amanda clap in time with the beat. After she sang the first line, she then quickly said "Come on, clap with us!" The audience, who were probably either into the song or wanted to be nice, clapped along with Jordy, Brian, Paul and Carl. Amanda even clapped a couple of times to try and encourage the audience to get into the groove before she went back to singing. Towards the end of the third line, Carl picked up his sticks off-camera and, once there was just a shot of him, he went back to banging the drums to let his bandmates know that it was time to play again.

Once Amanda began to sing the fourth line, the band indeed went back to playing their instruments and the lights went back to the pattern they were playing much earlier. While there was the odd shot where Jordy, Brian or Paul were having a bit of fun playing their instruments in the background, Amanda was the main focus of the camerawork in this bit. Whether it be her just dancing along, getting into the groove or just pumping the audience up, she was front and centre in all of the shot. Towards the end of the sixth line, she leaned back and lifted the microphone up for emphasis before she leaned forward and lowered it for the next line. Towards the end of the last line of the song, we get a pan from the right side of the stage to the left before we cut to a wide shot showing the entire band. The shot kept that way as she sang the end of the song and the band did some poses: Amanda raised her hand holding the microphone in the air as she looked up at the ceiling; Brian leaned back while he looked down at the guitar he was holding at an angle; Jordy leaned forward as he moved his bass so the strings were in Paul's direction; Paul was leaning forward as well as he held his guitar close to him; and Carl held his arms up as if he was showing off his muscles, his sticks straight up in the air.

Time to party
Live for the moment
That’s our motto, it’s what counts right now
Time to party, hey!
We’ve worked all day, we’ll play all night
Just for fun
Live for the moment
That’s our motto, it’s what counts right now


Once the song came to an end, the band held their poses as the audience started to applause. As always, there was a shot of the crowd cheering and either waving signs or flags to show their support for each country. While a number of flags were Elejamian and signs in the shot were in support for the South Working Funk Band, there was more than enough of each so that a few other countries managed to get some love. Most of the flags in the shot were of the bigger countries but there was a Pemecutan flag or a Zeganasian flag if you knew where to look.

Back to the performers now. They were now standing in a line, with their instruments right behind them. Guitars were in their stands and Carl’s drumsticks were perched on one of his drums. Amanda however just kept holding onto her microphone as she was going to speak into it. The band did a couple of bows to the audience before she spoke right into the microphone. “Thank you Peeto! Gracias, spasibo, fenci, have a great night!”. A few of her bandmates also said their thanks into the mic. At that point they left the stage, carrying whatever they’re able to carry so that the stagehands can get ready for the next act: some rubber ducks and a doll from South Alezia. It should be interesting.

*Intentional because I mainly fancied a change from the usual green-white-black colour combination I sometimes give my national stuff and felt like using my backup colours for once. I'm sure I can find an IC reason for it, although if I do it might not be until way after the contest's over and done with.
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Postby South Alezia » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:45 pm

04 South Alezia

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN... THE SENSATION, OR SHALL WE SAY, TWO SENSATIONS?

The Rubber Ducky Family and THE UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED QUEEN, KAY WATTEFS!

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(The audience might as well erupt into screams lol)

Tune:Kekeyi - Queen Pentol
"Queen World"


Y'all should just literally bow down to me
Cause I might conquer the entire world
It's the risk you take, for not voting for me,
Now I'm going to, conquer the who-o-le world


(DJ DUCK: GIVE IT TO KAY WATTEFS)
(Instrumentals from DJ Duck and his family)

I declare, this venue is entirely mine
Peeto, is entirely mine,
Pol-Ko-Pi-A is obviously mine,
The world is obviously entirely mine (mine-mine-mine)


You never vote, well now you're f***** ~
You never vote, well now you're screwed ~
You never vote, you'll finally regret it
You never vote, I am a new lady


You can blame your own very self, because of just you,
Now I am the Queen World


(The instrumental continues with "Queen World" being repeated many times)

Y'all should just literally bow down to me
Cause I might conquer the entire world
It's the risk you take, for not voting for me,
Now I'm going to, conquer the who-o-le world


You never vote, well now you're f***** ~
You never vote, well now you're screwed ~
You never vote, you'll finally regret it
You never vote, I am a new lady


(Instrumental)

You never vote, well now you're f***** ~
You never vote, well now you're screwed ~
You never vote, you'll finally regret it
You never vote, I am a new lady


You can blame your own very self, because of just you,
Now I am the Queen World


(The instrumental continues with "Queen World" being repeated many times)
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puppet of north alezia :D

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Postby Scotatrova » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:50 pm

5. Scotatrova
Rafael Rubio
Xiocad Gom Emor

Tune: Nick Jonas - Find You
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Postby Todlichebujoku » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:00 pm

06. _Tödlichebujoku_




Not long ago
Smoke billowed out from the city of Rotlichtčiku as lightning flashed from an incoming storm, sunset quickly fading behind the looming thunderclouds. Skaidriite clenched the balcony rail with a white-knuckle grip as faint chanting could be heard from the distant streets. Her possessed countrymen, taken into the embrace of a demon-ridden cult's poison-laced rhetoric, had finally taken up arms against their fellow citizens. And from what she could tell from the scenes in the crystal and the etchings of her friends, that same cult, or at least some similar demonic influence, had taken root in the city's civil force and even the local Regent, leaving them to stand aside as the crazed men and women ran rampant through the streets with weapons and hatred. Despair threatened to overtake her as she contemplated downing the crate of vodka in the kitchen cabinet and wallowing in grief at the fate of the nation, her breath hitching in her throat and eyes watering even after the puffs of acrid smoke passed as her heart tore within. But she knew she had to do something. Anything. The powers above may have turned far, far, away, but that didn't mean that the battle was already lost. Skaidriite knew in her heart that she could never live with herself if she left herself to live and die without any impact on the world, just a meek worker or a nameless cog in society. Grief transformed into rage, and further into vengeance, as she called up Gintaço, Tooru, Aušra, Yarkko, and Lütkaartti. They would be up for it. It would be messy and dangerous, certainly, but she had a good idea where the key links in the cult's chain lay. And that crate of vodka might still come in handy for a fiery cocktail.

Recently
Tooru laid back in the holding cell. It was a bit dim, a bit grimy, but he'd lived in nastier apartments. All in all, it wasn't too terrible just yet- they hadn't been shot or beaten up, only arrested on various charges. And that was something they could work with. But as for the moment, it was dull. Mind-numbingly dull. Their work badly disrupted the attempted takeover, but the side effect was that administrative processing halted to a glacial pace as society had to rebuild and reconfigure itself. To break up the boredom, he began to hum a tune. One of the new ones they'd been working on before the world went to shit. It was pretty catchy, and the crew had been trying to decide what direction to go with for it, and to be honest it was still up in the air. To his surprise, he was joined by an unfamiliar voice on the other side of the cell wall. As the two hummed together, his ears began to recognize that voice. Could it be? Upon finishing the tune, he had to ask.

"You sound like a singer I know."

"Really? What makes you think that?"

"Your beautiful face, of course."

The neighbor laughed in surprise at that. "Ha, you got me. Well, we're both in this together, I guess. I'm Rakki Ariuma, from Sons of Slogutis."

Oh shit! That confirmed Tooru's suspicion, and damn he was excited to be slumming next to him. "I'm Tooru Sano, from Vimma. I don't think we've met."

It so turned out that they had been taken in for basically the same thing, and quickly worked out that they could join forces and escape, and work together after that as well. Luckily, they didn't have to worry much about the "escaping" part when an abandoned military beast crashed through the station walls after being stunned by some attack spell. Tooru and Rakki were able to break the rest of their friends out and and find safety, because clearly things had escalated to a degree beyond their comfort level. However, they were soon back in action when a contact of Rakki asked for their help against a situation within the TÖBUK hierarchy. After a number of questionably diplomatic actions and heavy-handed tactics that from some perspectives may have seemed like a takeover of the broadcaster's upper echelons, the vigilante bands had somehow managed to more or less succeed in their mission and also, for some reason, secure a special edition of Sinun Valintasi between them and their contact Armas Pinheiro to broadcast their message on the WorldVision stage before their court hearing in Sterblichengokai. Thanks to their actions, however, the judge and jury are expected to be sympathetic to their cause, at least according to the new crop of farseers who have arisen amidst the turmoil.

-

It's felt like quite some time since the band participated in their vigilante justice, but the flame still burns in their hearts. Weathered by the chaos during and after their questionably legal actions, they hope to create a strong and positive impression on the international stage. Immediately with the start of the music, blue strobes cut through the darkness and upon the band members spread across the stage, who are clad in shiny silver revolutionary-style armor plates that glow with whatever light shines upon them. Spotlights shine upon them as the music continues, as Skaidriite steps forward aggressively and begins to sing

You chose silence as your deity
But I won't lie down and just let it be
We both know that something here is absolutely in the wrong


She steps back and jams to the music as Tooru jumps forward for his verse, irreverent and disdainful with the first two lines. The spotlights blink in a dynamic fashion, the blue strobes giving way flickering beams of orange light that dance upon the metallic outfits and instruments of the band

"Hold your fire at the enemy"
"Why try fighting this established team"
No one tries to stop a mirror of who they really are


The spotlights coordinate and swing to point down at the stage floor around the band, as Skaidriite and Tooru stride over to one another and face each other, as the camera view circles them, the spotlight beams in the background as the two gaze into each other's eyes before facing the camera view and then the audience

We live
We breathe
We die
And leave it all behind
Both you
and I
Let's leave something tonight
A shock
A blast
An impact on the earth
Bring light
Bring heat
Let's bring them to their knees


Spotlights flash and blink over the audience as Tooru and Skaidriite throw objects over the audience that pop like a pyro blast in midair, as fireballs billow along the stage edge. Flames cover the background screens, washing the stage in orange and yellow. White strobes wave over the audience, occasionally cutting across the stage and interrupting the strong fire orange glow reflecting off the band members. As the instrumental ends, Skaidritte walks along the edge of the central projecting platform, leaning over a bit, and engaging with the audience

I don't care about what they might think
Left them burning in their garbage heap
Hunting for a little something no one thinks that I can take


As Skaidriite returns from the central platform, Tooru steps over and replaces her, reaching out to the audience, voice dripping with disdain at his lyrical targets, before turning to a strong stance and thumping his chest. Behind him, an animation plays of a road at high speed, and country mansions filled with ash

Go full throttle on the open road
Leave smoking ashes in their gilded homes
Burned in names of all the children and the blameless they have wronged, so long


Skaidriite returns alongside him, and they stand back to back amidst muted lighting as the effects die back in preparation for the instrumental

We live
We breathe
We die
And leave it all behind
Both you
and I
Let's leave something tonight
A shock
A blast
An impact on the earth
Bring light
Bring heat
Let's bring them to their knees


Pyros shoot out over the audience, detonating above their heads, as lasers weave through the air, imparting an array of colors on the stage and Vimma's metallic ensemble. Tuuro energetically bounces along the edge of the stage with his lines, caught up in the energy of the moment

Nothing is sacred, greed is eternal
All you can do is speak and fight
Fight for salvation, fighting damnation
All you can do to end the night

Burning the hatred, we're infiltrated
All that hurts must see the light
Years of destruction, years of revulsion
The last tycoon who will cloud our sight


He's followed by Skaidriite on the other side of the stage, before they wind back in time for the chorus, facing one another, backed by a wall of animated fire, and a slow drift of burning paper money falls from above and accumulates around them

We live
We breathe
We die
And leave it all behind
Both you
and I
Let's leave something tonight
A shock
A blast
An impact on the earth
Bring light
Bring heat
Let's bring them to their knees

We live
We breathe
We die
And leave it all behind
Both you
and I
Let's leave something tonight
A shock
A blast
An impact on the earth
Bring light
Bring heat
Let's bring them to their knees


With fire blasting out the edges of the stage, burning and ashen paper bills wafting down to the stage and back over the the audience in a smoky whirlwind only kept clear by wind machines, the members of Vimma jam out their last stretch of the song, the sheen of sweat visible in the dancing light, indicative of the sheer heat present on stage. The camera weaves in and out through the whole scene, careful to avoid blasts of flame and sparks

Nothing is sacred, greed is eternal
All you can do is speak and fight
Fight for salvation, fighting damnation
All you can do to end the night

Burning the hatred, we're infiltrated
All that hurts must see the light
Years of destruction, years of revulsion
The last mistake who will cloud our sight


With the last line, another great wall of flame bursts out from the edge of the stage, giving the nearest audience members the experience of being a rotisserie chicken. The members of Vimma end with their fists raised up into the air, a single spotlight remaining as the other lights all cut out. Soon that light fades as well, and all is darkness again.

"Thank you Peeto, kiitos!" shouts Skaidriite amidst the applause. "Fight against hatred and corruption!" she adds, joined by Aušra this time, before everyone bows and heads off the stage.
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The Royal Kingdom of Quebec wrote: Tod. You never run out of interesting yet little bit controversial ideas..... :p
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Postby Rhim Flavezztowland » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:01 pm

07. RHIM FLAVEZZTOWLAND
Gloria-N-Kylie - "Dreams in My Pocket"

Music by: Gloria Tang, Miki Hashimoto, Irene Alaina
Lyrics by: Gloria Tang, Kylie Tang
Sung in this language: English
Tune: Cherry Bullet - "Q&A"


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ARTIST INFO

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Gloria-N-Kylie members (from left to right): Kylie Tang, Gloria Tang

Having debuted on September 8, 2018 under the Flavezztowlander entertainment company Stylez Entertainment, Gloria-N-Kylie is a musical duo of twin sisters that consists of Gloria and Kylie Tang, both of whom were born on September 17, 2000. Their debut mini album, "Nth Street" (featuring the title track, "Beginning", along with 5 other songs), was very popular in their home country of Rhim Flavezztowland, topping the weekly album charts of the Flavezztowlander streaming service theFM for 7 full weeks. Since then, they've made comebacks 8 times (once in 2018 - three months after their debut - thrice in 2019, and four times in 2020), the most popular of them being the duo's February 2020 full album, "1N Tang Street" (which has "Fresh and Pretty" and "Ethereal" as its title tracks).

SONG INFO

"Dreams in My Pocket" is a Gloria-N-Kylie song that was released as a single on November 29, 2020. As a song that the duo says was inspired by video games and things related to them, it contains multiple shout-outs to such things (e.g. one of the song's lyrics - i.e. "Had I chose Veevee, I would've gotten the volley" - is a shout-out to the 2018 video game Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!). Due to the video game inspiration, this song is unlike previous Gloria-N-Kylie songs in that it skews toward a gaming concept.

SONG LYRICS

Gloria Tang, Kylie Tang, (BOTH)


[Verse 1]
Day 1, I start playin'
Day 2, and I like it
Part of my ID is the way I wanna play it

Day 3, I got ammo
Day 4, it's effective
But I don't know why something ain't working in this game


[Verse 2]
Hey, guys...
Sometimes I get stuck playing this whole game
I think something's wrong here

Maybe I chose this starter
Instead of the other
Had I chose Veevee, I would've gotten the volley


[Pre-Chorus]
Let's play all the games we have
Until we know that it's time to laugh
Everyone, everyone here
Let's, let's, let's, let's enjoy!

[Chorus]
It's my favorite game in this world
The game with all of my favorites

Do you know the name of that game?
'Cause I know that I may be addicted to it now


[Post-Chorus]
Let's play together
(Na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na)
All of those great games
(Na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na)
It don't matter when
(Na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na)
'Cause I get why I've got all of 'em good dreams in my pocket

[Verse 3]
Do you know all of those names?
If so, you'd blast off like James
Stay true to the way it's played to reach your final aims
Just stick to 'em given rules
You don't need 'em cheatin' tools
Get used to the way it's really done to win the game


[Pre-Chorus]
Let's play all the games we have
Until we know that it's time to laugh
Everyone, everyone here
Let's, let's, let's, let's enjoy!

[Chorus]
It's my favorite game in this world
The game with all of my favorites

Do you know the name of that game?
'Cause I know that I may be addicted to it now


[Post-Chorus]
Let's play together
(Na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na)
All of those great games
(Na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na)
It don't matter when
(Na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na)
'Cause I get why I've got all of 'em good dreams in my pocket

[Bridge]
Tetris and Pac-Man and Donkey Kong
Games like 'em, they're old-school artifacts

It's interesting how video games have evolved since...

[Progression]
Let's play all of 'em fun video games
'Cause you know that we got all those aims
Let's play all of 'em fun video games
'Cause you know that we got all
(Woah, oh...)

[Chorus]
It's my favorite game in this world
The game with all of my favorites

Do you know the name of that game?
'Cause I know that I may be addicted to it now


[Post-Chorus]
Let's play together
(Na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na)
All of those great games
(Na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na)
It don't matter when
(Na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na)
'Cause I get why I've got all of 'em good dreams in my pocket
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Postby Tohotokai » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:05 pm

9. TOHOTOKAI
Hamasaki Tsukasa - "幸せISM ~Let's愛します~"

Music by: Hamasaki Tsukasa, Tanimoto Mizuki
Lyrics by: Hamasaki Tsukasa
Sung in these languages: Japanese and English
Title transcription in romaji: ShiawaseISM ~Let's Aishimasu~
English-language title translation: "Happiness-ISM (Let's Fall in Love)"
Tune: 2NE1 - "Do You Love Me"


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29-year-old Hamasaki Tsukasa



SONG LYRICS

幸せISMは私
幸せISMは私
幸せISMは私
幸せISMは私

幸せ、幸せ
幸せってなにですか?
幸せ、幸せ
幸せってなにですか?

私の幸せは良いヴァカンスのように
私の幸せは緑色のフガ

I know that I'm so happy, I could drive super-fast now
Love me, hate me, I'm having fun to the maximum wow
No matter what, happiness is all that I think
When I think about it, I find a brand new link

悲しい?そうじゃない!
恋する?そうじゃない!
この時は一度よ。。。
Let's 愛します

幸せISMは私

幸せ、幸せ
幸せってなにですか?
幸せ、幸せ
幸せってなにですか?

あなたの幸せは良いデサインのように
あなたの幸せは新しいチャプターです

I don't want no one but him 'cause my mind could become K.O.'d
No matter how he convinces me, I never 'gon say no
'Cause it's too late (その通り)
To save myself (その通り)
I'm already in this trap called happiness
Don't you know my feelings?

悲しい?そうじゃない!
恋する?そうじゃない!
この時は一度よ。。。
Let's 愛します

幸せISMは私
幸せISMは私
幸せISMは私
幸せは (幸せ)

If you're happy and you know it, you should tell me right now
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
ぜんぜんあなたと歩いたいです
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
If you're happy and you know it, you should tell me right now
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
ぜんぜんあなたと歩いたいです
(幸せ)

幸せ、幸せ
幸せってなにですか?
幸せ、幸せ
幸せってなにですか?

ShiawaseISM wa watashi
ShiawaseISM wa watashi
ShiawaseISM wa watashi
ShiawaseISM wa watashi

Shiawase, shiawase
Shiawase tte nani desu ka?
Shiawase, shiawase
Shiawase tte nani desu ka?

Watashi no shiawase wa yoi vakansu no you ni
Watashi no shiawase wa midoriiro no fuga

I know that I'm so happy, I could drive super-fast now
Love me, hate me, I'm having fun to the maximum wow
No matter what, happiness is all that I think
When I think about it, I find a brand new link

Kanashii? Sou ja nai!
Koisuru? Sou ja nai!
Kono toki wa ichido yo...
Let's aishimasu

ShiawaseISM wa watashi

Shiawase, shiawase
Shiawase tte nani desu ka?
Shiawase, shiawase
Shiawase tte nani desu ka?

Anata no shiawase wa yoi desain no you ni
Anata no shiawase wa atarashii chaputā desu

I don't want no one but him 'cause my mind could become K.O.'d
No matter how he convinces me, I never 'gon say no
'Cause it's too late (Sono toori)
To save myself (Sono toori)
I'm already in this trap called happiness
Don't you know my feelings?

Kanashii? Sou ja nai!
Koisuru? Sou ja nai!
Kono toki wa ichido yo...
Let's aishimasu

ShiawaseISM wa watashi
ShiawaseISM wa watashi
ShiawaseISM wa watashi
Shiawase wa (shiawase)

If you're happy and you know it, you should tell me right now
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Zenzen anata to aruitai desu
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
If you're happy and you know it, you should tell me right now
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Zenzen anata to aruitai desu
(Shiawase)

Shiawase, shiawase
Shiawase tte nani desu ka?
Shiawase, shiawase
Shiawase tte nani desu ka?

Happiness-ISM is me
Happiness-ISM is me
Happiness-ISM is me
Happiness-ISM is me

Happiness, happiness
What is happiness?
Happiness, happiness
What is happiness?

My happiness is like a good vacation
My happiness is a green-colored fugue

I know that I'm so happy, I could drive super-fast now
Love me, hate me, I'm having fun to the maximum wow
No matter what, happiness is all that I think
When I think about it, I find a brand new link

Loneliness? It's not that!
Falling in love? It's not that!
This time's only once...
Let's fall in love

Happiness-ISM is me

Happiness, happiness
What is happiness?
Happiness, happiness
What is happiness?

Your happiness is like a good design
Your happiness is a new chapter

I don't want no one but him 'cause my mind could become K.O.'d
No matter how he convinces me, I never 'gon say no
'Cause it's too late (Exactly)
To save myself (Exactly)
I'm already in this trap called happiness
Don't you know my feelings?

Loneliness? It's not that!
Falling in love? It's not that!
This time's only once...
Let's fall in love

Happiness-ISM is me
Happiness-ISM is me
Happiness-ISM is me
Happiness is (happiness)

If you're happy and you know it, you should tell me right now
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
I really want to walk with you
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
If you're happy and you know it, you should tell me right now
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
I really want to walk with you
(Happiness)

Happiness, happiness
What is happiness?
Happiness, happiness
What is happiness?
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A 9-5-8 (6.111) civilization, according to this index.
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Polkopian artist, Rena Lorak, was selected to represent her home country once more after she won the Landa vy Polkopiya for the second consecutive edition, making her the third Polkopian to represent her home country in the nation's history at Worldvision (Anna Petravona WV23/WV25 ; MJM WV67/70). In Worldvision 86, Lorak placed third out of thirty two participating nations and achieved the highest point total for Polkopia ever (188). Her success at Worldvision was the primary factor in the PNB allowing for her to submit a song to the Landa vy Polkopiya. Prior to the most recent edition of the Landa vy Polkopiya, previous winners of the contest had been disallowed for sending in an entry to compete alongside the other 9 acts, however Rena Lorak's domestic popularity after Worldvision nealy exploded and her song, Dikhaže, topped nearly all Polkopian charts. Not long before the lineup for the next LvP was released, Rena Lorak revealed that she had been approached by the producers at the LvP and asked if she wanted to submit a song to compete again, and that the previous ruling regarding previous winners was being discarded. Lorak later went on to say that she may have actually rejected the offer, however she was informed that the Polkopian National Broadcaster was planning on bidding to host the contest, alleviating much of the stress of traveling from her schedule. Because of this factor, Rena agreed to submit a song to the LvP, which would later win the contest and be Polkopia's official entry to the 87th edition of the Worldvision Song Contest. Upon her initial announcement that she would be returning to the Landa vy Polkopiya, she was met with immediate backlash from the producers of the show, as historically, artists' were expected to maintain a certain degree of secrecy until the final list of shortlisted participants was publicly announced. According to Lorak in an interview later given with Polkopian tabloids, she was threatened with a possible disqualification from the contest, but this threat was later retracted.

Being the representative for your nation at Worldvision is already stressful enough for most, but even more so if your nation is hosting the event. Some may disagree, as the stress of booking flights, accommodation, and all other travel arrangements are no longer a factor to take into account when preparing for the competition, however, for Rena, she was expected to maintain a certain demeanor and attitude in public, as she was seen as the "face" of Worldvision, even though she wasn't hosting the event. Everybody already knew her face from when she represented Polkopia in Antahbrantahstan last edition, and the video diaries that she had published during her quarantine in Oreo City resurfaced in the 'trending' videos on Polkopian video streaming platforms. This year, she maintained the customary Polkopian pre-Worldvision tradition of uploading her video diaries, however after the second video, many of her long-time fans noticed that her vocabulary, tone, and overall character were a stark contrast from her videos the previous year. These fans were quick to flood the comment section with inquiries as to why this was, prompting Lorak's team to turn off commenting in all future videos. Several weeks went by where these diaries continued at the same pace as before before the seventh and final video diary was uploaded. Prior to this last video, Lorak went live on her social media platform where she addressed these concerns. She explained that she was fine and in good health, but pleaded with her fans to acknowledge that she couldn't be nearly as vulgar in her videos, as she had to act the part to be the figurehead of Polkopia's Worldvision 87 campaign. Despite her request, several trends including #SaveRena or #OpuskaiNarelnik (#ReleaseTheMuzzle) were rampant on various social media platforms immediately after her live session. The next day was the day she was scheduled to release her final video diary, but it didn't come. Fans waited hours, even days for the video to surface, but it never showed. Rehearsals went on as planned for Rena and her team, and snippets of some of the rehearsal footage were published by independent journalists online. In many of the clips showing Rena's performance, fans flooded the comments and asked for the final video diary and demanded an explanation from the PNB, but no answer was given. Finally, on the day before the live show, the final video diary was published. In this video, she apologized for the silence and explained how hard the past few weeks have been on her, but she seemed much like her old-self and expressed herself shamelessly, without any sort of filter. She then thanked her fans for bearing through everything with her and promised a fantastic show in Polkopia.




Rena and her background dancers stood on-stage moments before their performance was scheduled to begin. The Tohotokain performance had ended not too long ago and the Polkopian postcard was currently being shown on the LED screens, prompting a louder-than-normal round of cheering and screaming from the audience - typical for the host nation. Rena's outfit consisted of a skin-tight black leather dress with a low-cut V and trimmed with a deep maroon color. She wore gloves which nearly reached her forearm and knee-high boots, all of which were primarily maroon with a black trim. Her dancers, though on-stage, were out of view at the moment, but her team was made up of two men and two women. The men wore skin-tight black leather pants and no top, whereas the women wore short black leather shorts and a black leather half-cut top. A large pedestal in the same shape as the half-petal shape toward the back of the stage was brought onstage, on which Rena stood and was to deliver the beginning part of her performance. As the opening instrumental bit played, the pedestal raised up in a shape so that the frontal bit remained parallel to the floor, but the back sloped at a 45° angle. For this opening shot, the camera was positioned on the stage floor so that the audience at home would get a view of the stage rising with Rena's silhouette at the top. Meanwhile, pyros emitted from the four dispensers located in the center of the smaller circles on the stage floor, and jets of flame shot up into the air as the pedestal rose, prompting the audience to give an enthusiastic roar of applause.

Once she started to sing, the lights illuminated Rena so that she was fully visible on top of the pedestal. She held a microphone up to her mouth with both of her hands as she sang and moved her body to the rhythm of the song, stomping her foot passionately with every beat of the instrumentation that played. As she sang the first few lines, she occasionally bit her lip and winked at the camera, starting this performance with a sultry and flirtatious vibe so that those who didn't understand the lyrics understood the message she was trying to convey here.

Se sežgayu
I'm burning up

Se sežgayu kugda tiy mene torgaš'
I'm burning up when you're touching me

No ne mogu ostavit
But I can't stop

I do ranom
And until the morning

Ya v tvoyom ližkom, žišnnaya
I'll be in your bed, waiting

Žišnnaya za tebe
Waiting for you


As more layers were added to the base instrumentation of the song, four spotlights lit up the four dancers that were all standing near the podium (two on each side). Rena, stuck her hand out to her side and continued moving her body to the song, moving her hips side to side instead of stomping. As the verse progressed, she animated the song lyrics with her hand, which she started moving after the second line. She first started by tapping her forehead with the back of her hand and moving her hand upward, looking up at it as she moved it. She then turned around so that her back was to the camera, turned her head to the side, and winked at the camera, before turning around the face the camera again. She ran her fingers up her thigh and across her chest as she sang the last few verses.

Nado seičas
I need it now

Idti v mene poka ne požino
Come to me before it's too late

I mene ne bidti
And I'm gone

Tvoya vina
It's your fault

Ya bol'na i tol'ko tebe yest'
I'm sick and only you have

Tebe yest' lična
You have the cure


She squatted down on the podium and the background singers approached her, holding out their arms to carry her. She sat on their arms as they carried her forward and she held her arm out to the side as she sang. Her dancers let her down toward the end of the second line here, before Rena and her dancers all marched forward in unison as Rena sang the third line. At the very end of the third line, the camera faded into black. During this time, the dancers sprinted and took their places so that each of them stood on one of the circles on the stage floor.

Temperatura se rastit'
The temperature's rising

Ničto ne naš ostit'
Nothing can cool us down

Davai i otveši mene tam
Go ahead and take me there


As the chorus hit, Rena shot her hand upward, and sang while looking up at the ceiling. The camera rapidly zoomed out from its previous angle and the stage immediately flooded with bright hues of red, orange, and yellow. The background LEDs showed fire animations and spotlights of all the colors mentioned previously zoomed around the stage and arena. The LED strips around the perimeter of the stage gradually faded from red, then orange, yellow, and then back to red again before starting the cycle all over. The small bits of the stage floor that surrounded the shapes on-stage burst into flame so that everyone on the stage was surrounded by a foot-high wall of flame. The dancers danced and Rena sang as if everything was normal, and Rena continued her provocative movements and gestures, but also maintained a high level of energy in order to keep up with the song and get the crowd moving along.

Seičas se sežgam
Right now we're burning up!

Temperatura se rastit' i se sežgam
The temperature's rising and we're burning up!

Podogonniye na tiysyača gradusov!
Set ablaze at a thousand degrees!

Tvoya koža sežgat' na torganii!
Your skin burns at the touch!

Naša plama se sežat' tak yažka - se sežgam!
Our flame burns so bright - we're burning up!


During the instrumental part that followed the chorus, the camera zoomed across the stage, passing by some of the dancers that were focused on their choreography (and not getting burned), before circling around Rena, who widened her eyes, and blew a kiss to the camera, before looking forward at the crowd. She grinned and performed her routine in-sync with the dancers as the camera zoomed past her and made its way to the back of the stage. As soon as it reached the other end of the stage, the instrumental bit stopped and the camera switched to a different view which focused on Rena.

The next verse of the song began and the fire on-stage all stopped as soon as it began, and the stage returned to its dark black-and-red color scheme that it had before. Rena maintained her position on-stage, still using her body movements to animate the song in her own way, meanwhile the dancers all marched toward Rena and danced alongside her. Their routine here consisted of much less provocative movements, and more sudden, choreographed hand and leg movements that all played off of the other dancers. Again, the routine was very high-energy in order to keep the crowd entertained throughout the song which was also very high-energy.

Moy spalo žar
My fever broke

Zvoiyenu, zakhtayu kugda tiy mene torgaš'
I'm sweating, I'm panting when you're touching me

Mogu tol'ko dikhat.
I can barely breathe.

Možno ličnat mene?
Can you cure me?

Napoli mene s laibovom
Fill me with your love

I osvobi mene
And set me free


Rena and her dancers all stepped to the side and all performed the choreography here together. They stepped, moved their shoulders to the side rapidly, kicked high, spun around, and Rena was lifted in the air and laid flat on her back as the dancers moved in a 360° motion, before setting her down. By the third line, Rena was on her feet singing to the camera again, and the dancers were all on their knees looking up at her as she sang the last line. The camera faded into black as it transitioned into the view during the chorus, at which point, the dancers all ran to take their respective positions on stage.

Temperatura se rastit'
The temperature's rising

Ničto ne naš ostit'
Nothing can cool us down

Davai i otveši mene tam
Go ahead and take me there


The stage returned to how it was during the first chorus, with the same areas of the stage bursting into flame as before. The dancers repeated the same choreography as before, and Rena seemed less focused on the camera and more focused on delivering the performance to those who were out there in the audience, pointing, smiling, and motioning to those closest to the stage perimeter. The camera showed different parts of the stage, from Rena herself, to some of the background dancers, but also showed how members of the audience were clapping, dancing, and singing along to the song.

Seičas se sežgam
Right now we're burning up!

Temperatura se rastit' i se sežgam
The temperature's rising and we're burning up!

Podogonniye na tiysyača gradusov!
Set ablaze at a thousand degrees!

Tvoya koža sežgat' na torganii!
Your skin burns at the touch!

Naša plama se sežat' tak yažka - se sežgam!
Our flame burns so bright - we're burning up!


The flames around Rena and the dancers dimmed so that she could step over the dwindling flames and walk around the stage and stand near each of the dancers as they performed their routine, seemingly oblivious of Rena standing right near them. Every time Rena walked up to one of the dancers, the flame would reignite as it had done during the chorus. She did this so that each of the dancers' walls of fire were rekindled, before toward the back of the stage where she seemingly disappeared from sight.

Sežgai...
Burn

Sežgai...
Burn

Sežgai s mnoy
Burn with me


Rena reappeared on top of the pedestal where she had started out the performance and sang the final chorus with the same energy as she had maintained throughout the entirety of the song. The stage was still set aflame like it had been during the other choruses, but now, in addition to that, the bars that held up the front of the pedestal that Rena stood on all ignited and flames shot up all around her, who continued to sing, unbothered with the flames threatening to swallow her and the stage up in any given moment.

Seičas se sežgam
Right now we're burning up!

Temperatura se rastit' i se sežgam
The temperature's rising and we're burning up!

Podogonniye na tiysyača gradusov!
Set ablaze at a thousand degrees!

Tvoya koža sežgat' na torganii!
Your skin burns at the touch!

Naša plama se sežat' tak yažka - se sežgam!
Our flame burns so bright - we're burning up!


The flames all disappeared as quickly as they had come and Rena held up her microphone in the air, her chest rapidly heaving as she caught her breath. "Thank you!" She shouted into the microphone, before putting her hands on her knees and laughing. Finally, she caught her breath, composed herself, and walked off of the stage with the rest of the dancers as the crowd continued cheering for the host nation.
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Postby Oqmet » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:28 pm

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Tëqana Mëlšahrë - Huğubek
Title Translation: I Don't Know
Tune: Myahri - Aýterek-Günterek
Music: Riqë | Lyrics: Ëtnav Didmanetka


As the music fades in, the lights in the arena go from pointing out over the audience down to focus on Tëqana in the center. She dances - well, more like poses - very clearly trying to look attractive. Cringe. She coyly smiles at the camera with each little "tü tü" as the music builds to the first verse. Dancers join her on stage, though they also mostly just pose.

Ču qada ješ kiyat tüyek?
Kiyat ayan huvedek
Suna ğinna ğiha öivnë
Qo diğek 'yan huhilğek

Ta, dreqek cool öi pa
Na, dreqekta joyek pa
Ješ tutöi ğu, ayan ët ješ
Sunasuna, žič medma


The lights in the arena flash like paparazzi, which is probably the closest to that experience Tëqana will ever get. She and the dancers move forward on the stage, still posing more than dancing.

Vaam? Huğubek
Möya? Huğubek
Vidina üva
Yem huğubek

Imuha? Huğubek
Jamsa? Huğubek
Vidinči üva
Yem huğubek


They dance pose their way back to the center of the stage where the same lighting effect as the beginning is repeated, but this time, other lights in the arena flash and swoop and fade in and out, attempting a club feel, but it's not clear whether the lighting designer has ever actually been to a club before.

Ved! Ğu sa imuha
Jödčisaved mavatöi
Hupto imuha qöm pa
Vunmad meyavadimeğ

Neq! Vedekje huğubek
Rana saved bmata jotöi
Vnema ješ vekinayek
Pad suna luča sapöt öi


More posing, more bad lighting, and one of the dancers can't even keep his fake smile on anymore. He does take off his shirt, though, so not many people notice.

Vaam? Huğubek
Möya? Huğubek
Vidina üva
Yem huğubek

Imuha? Huğubek
Jamsa? Huğubek
Vidinči üva
Yem huğubek


During the break, Tëqana and her background dancers perform a simple dance obviously designed to take off as a club dance specifically for this song. First, the arms are raised above the head, flicking the wrists in a motion to send a fictional lover away, first towards the left, then the right. Then the arms are inverted and the wrists pulled back towards the body, in a motion meant to draw a fictional lover in, first on the left and then the right. It's cringe, probably because they appear to mean it so earnestly, although nobody would be caught dead doing this move in a club anywhere. They repeat it too many times, obviously hoping for the audience to join in.

Vaam? Huğubek
Möya? Huğubek
Vidina üva
Yem huğubek

Imuha? Huğubek
Jamsa? Huğubek
Vidinči üva
Yem huğubek

Vaam? Huğubek
Möya? Huğubek
Vidina üva
Yem huğubek

Imuha? Huğubek
Jamsa? Huğubek
Vidinči üva
Yem huğubek


Sparks fly with the last four downbeats of the song, and one more where the last beat would have been, for good measure. Tëqana strikes one last awkward pose before her fake smile somehow gets even larger than before (some might say this is a genuine smile, but who can really be sure) as she shouts out "Thank you!"

So what do I do with this?
A gift I never wanted
Another weird look from you
Why should I take what I never asked for?

Yes, I think you're cool
Or I used to
But now with all of this
It's just a bit too much

Feelings? I don't know
Love? I don't know
I still don't know our future

Solitude? I don't know
Myself? I don't know
I still don't know the future

Wait! Now you're leaving me
Alone with my own thoughts?
No one should be alone
In a world like the one we live in

You're right! I don't know what I want
Please stay here with me
While I figure it out
But not too close to me

Feelings? I don't know
Love? I don't know
I still don't know our future

Solitude? I don't know
Myself? I don't know
I still don't know the future
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Postby Axuva » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:29 pm

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Axuva Today Network [ATN] Today we announce that the Axuvian Government now recognizes The Russian Language as an Official Language, Korean and English were spoken in the beginning, but there were Russians too, russians were forgotten and their language were not recognized due to the things they did in the past, but now their language is a official language of Axuva, and there will now be 3 official languages instead of two.

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Postby Antahbrantahstan » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:36 pm

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Claudia/Jasmine - Things Take Time
Tune: Nogizaka46 - Synchronicity

m & l: Claudia Capeletti, Yasmin Benares, Soraya Wahab

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left: Yasmin Benares, right: Claudia Capeletti


The stage is dark, with a dimly-lit starfield background appearing on the LED screens, soon, we can see both Claudia and Jasmine on stage, both wearing all-white outfits, barefoot. Both of the ladies sings softly, with a dreamy and airy voice that perfectly complements the soft piano accompaniment. The lights shone above Claudia and Jasmine, creating an angelic scene reminiscent of beautiful Renaissance-era paintings, soon after, during the "Keep going" part, the stage is finally lit in all their glory, showcasing Claudia and Jasmine's passionate dancing, all this while accompanied by several backing singers providing choral-style "Oh-oh-oh" in the background.

Soon after, Claudia and Jasmine then drops to the ground, with the floor LED screen showcasing an image of a plain, white marble surface. The cameras then shot them from above, highlighting them singing while in a fetal position, soon after, both ladies then showcase passionate, graceful choreography, before near the end of the "survive" line, both ladies hold their hands and stand up, with a plethora of woman dancers, also in an all-white outfit, appears from the side of the stage, while the lights then intensify and flickers before the beat dropped.

Scent of the summer morning wakes me up
Now i wander aimlessly
It's a different kind, something we have never felt before


E-ve-ry-one's face is now looking down, un-like the past summers we left behind
'Cause this time around, failures now become much more painful
Keep going... (Woah-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh)
Keep going... (Woah-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh)


The fast-paced society can't slow down a little
Leaving e-ve-ry-one else behind them
While someone else is having all their thoughts settling
Another runs like a thunder, without much thought in mind
When faced with things like this, will we all, have the chance to survive?


Soon after, Claudia and Jasmine finally sang with their might, with the dancers accompanying them with graceful, yet simple movements that accompany the song, while this is going on, the lights near the LED screen shines towards Claudia and Jasmine, seemingly creating a "halo"-like effect from behind them, afterwards, during the "It takes time" chorus, Claudia and Jasmine finally joins the dancers in dancing, flicking their long skirts (almost like the RL artist in the video), as the synthetizer-like sounds progresses before culminating in the second verse being sung.
Bila dirimu ini sedih dan tidak menerima
Bahwa mimpi-mimpimu tak menjadi nyata
Luapkan saja, menangis saja
Tapi janganlah berlarut, karena
Ketika segala angan, segala angamu tak terwujud
Di tempat, saat lain, ada yang bahagia
Alam semesta merestuinya
Semua ada waktunya
It takes time
It takes time
If you're now saddened and can't accept the fact
That all your dreams that you think of are not becoming true
It's okay to shout, it's okay to cry
But don't drown in your own sadness, because
When all your dreams, all your dreams happens to get shattered
Somewhere out there there's someone who's in joy
That their prayers are granted by the universe
Everything has its time


Soon after, the LED screen then shows a dim stained glass background, and with the dancers nowhere to be seen by the audience, Both Claudia and Jasmine then sings softly, accompanied by the same piano sounds that the spectators have heard in the beginning of the song, however, just before the second chorus starts, the dancers then appeared again, standing in their positions behind Claudia and Jasmine.

Time goes quicker than how sunlight comes into this world
Leaving everyone else unprepared and left behind
Faced with never ending deadlines that seem to never slow down
Cannot keep up with things that's supposed to be done little by little
But how do we deal with failures
When things always pass by like this?


Next, the LED screen now shows the stained glass shining brightly, with the stage now lit in a multitude of beautiful, bright colors. As if actually being lit by a stained glass, Claudia and Jasmine then sings with their outmost grace and poise, accompanied by the dancers, seemingly dancing a plethora of random, yet sophisticated choreography, soon after, the dancers alongside Claudia and Jasmine flicked their oversized skirts, while at the same time dancing passionately. Near the end of the chorus, Claudia and Jasmine moved away, reaching out their arms towards each other, with the lights slowly dimming as the action happened.
Tak mengapa bila kamu sedih dan tak menerima
Bahwa semua mimpimu gagal jadi nyata
Luapkan saja, menangis saja
Tapi janganlah berlarut, karena
Ketika segala angan, segala anganmu tak jadi terwujud
Di tempat, saat lain, ada yang bahagia
Alam semesta merestuinya
Semua ada waktunya
It takes time
It takes time
It's okay if you're saddened and can't accept the fact
That all your dreams that you think of failed to become true
It's okay to shout, it's okay to cry
But don't drown in your own sadness, because
When all your dreams, all your dreams failed to materialize
Somewhere out there there's someone who's in joy
That their prayers are granted by the universe
Everything has its time


Soon after, the LED screen turns black, with a single spotlight shining, illuminating only Claudia and Jasmine, now heads turned downward, soon after, as their singing intensifies, the lights begin to flicker, before lighting up the whole stage in a bright, alomst angelic light, in tandem with the key change happening.

When things failed and you're left behind
Hold my hand and we will run away and try to go beyond the finish line


Soon after, as the key change happened, the LED screen and the floor LED screen now shows the same stained glass as before, now shining ever brightly. Claudia, Jasmine and the dancers then danced passionately, with soft-yet-powerful choreographies that bring the audience to tears, accompanied by the powerful choral-like backing singers the audience have heard before, and the now key-changed synthetizer music that enlivens the song into all their glory.
Bila dirimu ini sedih dan tidak menerima
Bahwa mimpi-mimpimu tak menjadi nyata
Luapkan saja, menangis saja
Tapi janganlah berlarut, karena
Ketika segala angan, segala angamu tak terwujud
Di tempat, saat lain, ada yang bahagia
Alam semesta merestuinya
Semua ada waktunya
It takes time
It takes time
If you're now saddened and can't accept the fact
That all your dreams that you think of are not becoming true
It's okay to shout, it's okay to cry
But don't drown in your own sadness, because
When all your dreams, all your dreams happens to get shattered
Somewhere out there there's someone who's in joy
That their prayers are granted by the universe
Everything has its time


Soon after, the lights then dimmed, with the dancers now surrounding Claudia and Jasmine like delicate white flower petals surrounding the pistil, Claudia and Jasmine then sings several words, seemingly random, but at the same time complementing the soft piano instrumental. After their singing ends, both Claudia, Jasmine, and the singers then hold their hands, and bow towards the audience, much to their cheer and amusement. Claudia and Jasmine then shouts "Thank You Peeto! Terima Kasih!" before walking towards backstage.
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Postby Britonisea » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:38 pm

#15 BRITONISEA
Charlotte Davies - "Let Me Down Gently"
Tune : Becky Hill - "Space"
Music: James Embankmnent, George Willis-Rhyne, Geraldine Foster • Lyrics: James Embankmnent, Charlotte Davies

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23-year-old Charlotte Davies from Denby in Dopor in the southwest of Britonisea is set to represent Britonisea at the WorldVision Song Contest. She's hoping he can better the 7th place the country scored last edition in Antahbrantahstan...

"Slow progress is better than no progress," said the Head of Delegation for Britonisea at the WorldVision Song Contest before scoffing a strawberry jam doughnut, wiping the sugar off his face and smiling at his delegation team. The Head of Delegation was rather content at the results of the 86th WorldVision Song Contest - it was the best Jury/Televote result Britonisea had achieved since the very first edition the Jury and Televote at the 82nd WorldVision Song Contest as Taron Woods - alongside esteemed producer Lamar K Notes - came together to make a chart-topping hit which came 3rd with the televoters. It was the second time that Britonisea had scored 3rd with the televotes, but it was now time to go beyond that. "We're getting a bit too comfortable, don't you think?" asked one of the newest and younger members of the delegation team, noting that Britonisea's placings in recent editions have all been bottom top ten results; with that last time that happening between during the 50s - after Britonisea scored 2nd place in a home edition at Kyvivre, Britonisea scored 11th, 10th and 9th in the editions after, in which it participated in. Though the edition afterwards, Sanna and Mello managed to put that to bed when the nation scored 5th and 2nd respectively - perhaps that could happen here at the 87th WorldVision Song Contest. During this meeting, the Head of Delegation continued, "I'm not sure exactly what you want," now looking at the newest member of the group. "We did very well the last edition, especially with the public. The people love us - isn't that what we should be aiming for." The younger boy shook his head in disagreement. "We shouldn't really be accepting that as a means to not be as into it as we used to be. You wouldn't believe this, but the last time we spent 3 editions or more in a row was during the 60s and in the WorldVision Song Contest turns 90 in a couple of editions. The last time a non-VM song Britonish song won was the 63rd WorldVision Song Contest - that was 24 editions ago-" The boy was interrupted by the Head of Delegation, "We have a highly successful national final which has contributed to nearly all of our wins - so what?", "We shouldn't be so reliant on that, should we? VM is run by a completely different team over at BVC and right now, it's looking like BITC are starting to slack. When we first showed WorldVision on our network, it was a new dawn for us. BVC nearly took us out of the top during the 76th WorldVision Song Contest when they organised the entry and only recently as Britonisea been in dire risk of consecutively being outside the top 10. BITC should really think about how to go forward for the 87th WorldVision Song Contest." The Head of Delegation took some time to digest the harsh words by the young boy, also taking time to digest the second doughnut that he had just finished. "Okay," the Head quipped, licking his lips to get the last bit of sugar onto his tongue. "What do you suggest, boy". The young lad smiled, "I think we need a more contemporary sound. We are obviously on a wave of using upbeat, uptempo electro-sounding songs - let's keep that but...bring the song in 2021. In fact...I have a friend..."

The boy at the delegation meeting would go onto to introduce Charlotte Davies, a singer from Denby City in the Dopor Authority, who had a heck of a set of lungs on her. Similar to the fresh-faced recent undergraduate new member on the group, Charlotte was young - more than 10 years younger than our last representative, Taron Woods and had a bright future ahead of her. The delegation liked Charlotte for being a rather friendly character - she's got the face for TV and she most certainly had a lot of talent. The Head of Delegation thought that this upstart young television producer wannabe was onto something and decided to go for his idea, enlisting Charlotte Davies as the Britonish representative for the 87th WorldVision Song Contest. The funny thing was, Britonisea had lined up the now Estogian representative, Ronen Bellegarde but by the time they had contacted him, he had already accepted the offer to represent Estogium, where (despite being Britonish) had Estogian heritage. This left Britonisea with space, but not a lot of time. They quickly paired Charlotte with a few songs from BITC's catalogue, including "Let Me Down Gently", which was in a completely different genre and originally written for a male to sing. Charlotte picked between the songs BITC offered her, asking her to pick a song not based on how it sounds, but the potential that you could see with it. Charlotte ended up picking "Let Me Down Gently", with her and James Embankment - a popular Britonish producer responsible for Alyxhia Willis' two WorldVision entries (You've Want Me, Want You Home) which came 2nd and 1st - with the latter winning the Britonish national final, amongst other songs which have placed in the top 10. He was a highly capable song producer that make sure that this song fitted Charlotte's singing style and by the end of it, it seemed as though that is exactly what he did.

I absolutely adore the final version of the song. It's so powerful and I can personally relate to the lyrics. I can't wait to show this to the whole world...

- Charlotte Davies during the Britonish Song Reveal


"A song fit for a queen" James Embankment commented when they presented this new version of the song to the BITC Delegation. There was very good reception from all members of the board, which certainly made the young boy very much liked amongst his fellow colleagues. But the job wasn't even half done. It was now time to face the real critics - the televoters and the juries in Peeto, Polkopia. While Britonisea obviously missed Polkopia's first two hostings and then Polkopia's 58th WorldVision Song Contest hosting - Britonisea had participated at the 38th WorldVision Song Contest and their most recent hosting; the 74th WorldVision Song Contest. Many Britons are rather superstitious and probably will be hoping that the luck of the Universe is on their side for the upcoming edition in Polkopia. Both times that Britonisea participated when Polkopia had hosted, the nation placed in the top 5 - which is the aim of this edition for the country. Each time, Britonisea scored (under the old system), over a hundred points - 105 and 113 points, which hopefully means that after the Jury's votes are calculated, Charlotte has the same, better, success as the two that came before her. Due to the current pandemic, the team wasn't as willing to get around and tour the country as they normally would instead opting to have extra rehearsal time, hoping that this would help contribute to Britonisea doing well on the stage. Time would go quickly however, it was the day of the Grand Final. Charlotte had her game face on throughout the whole day, with many members of the team wondering whether Charlotte was okay. Her friend and new member of the delegation said that this was just her, it's how Charlotte coped with the stress. After her rehearsals on the WorldVision stage, she darted back to her address in order to take a freezing cold shower, before getting ready to wow her audience come to the final show. Charlotte was to perform 15th; a first for Britonisea. It wasn't too late in the night, but there were definitely quite a few songs before that of Britonisea's.

At the Nation's Parade, Britonisea's name was called after Antenovaria (assuming they are still participating) with Charlotte coming out with her orange dress that she would be performing for her entry in about an hours time. Charlotte walked onto the stage, smiling, blowing a kiss to the audience before waving and then putting her hands on her waist. She then moved off to take her place in the Greenroom as the show got ready to start. Her time was coming...



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Duration: 03:18
Main Vocalist: Charlotte Davies
Female Vocalist 1: Jeanette Baker
Female Vocalist 2: Abi Thompson-Hayes




The performance of Antenovaria had finally come to an end and it was time for Britonisea to perform their song. This was the first time that Britonisea performed in 15th position so it was something new to look forward to. The WorldVision Song Contest, here in Polkopia, was a humungous one with over 40 nations participating in the contest. BITC thought that a Semi-Final process would be something that the WorldVision Song Contest committee should think about because, while BITC knew that 7 million households in Britonisea would watch the contest, they were unsure how many of those households would stick through 4-5 hours of a show. 15th position was considered early in the running order - sitting very comfortably in the middle of the first half which is where the nation wanted to perform this edition. Charlotte slowly made her way to the stage, taking in some deep breaths with every step she took. The stage in Polkopia wasn't too big, especially compared to the stages of the 81st and even more so the 82nd WorldVision Song Contest held in Britonisea and Ertzei Kishim respectively. Charlotte wasn't wearing anything to fancy, opting for a less vibrant shade of orange than the linked photo. She didn't want what she was wearing to gel with the background - a focus of BITC this edition. What did BITC lug abroad this time? Well, compared to the big prison stage which was rather liked by other delegations, BITC was going for a simpler design - opting for two rigs of LED circles which didn't go the full 360 - maybe 300 - perhaps that was a way to save money, or maybe it was a way for BITC to seem cool. Either way, those two rigs were placed on either side of Charlotte. There was also a podium that was placed in between the ring rigs, which would be slightly covered by the fog machines that slowly crept in to fill the whole stage floor. The BITC delegation was hoping that she would be okay up on that stage, and hoped that during the time she had up there, she would get as many people to pick up their phones to vote. They also hoped that the song would be a Jury hit - another target for the Britonish stage designers.

It was the end of the postcard, with the Doportedasian skyline appearing on the television screens of millions, if not billions, across the multiverse. There was a huge applause as Charlotte's orange dress could be seen for miles. The LED lights behind her had nothing on them with the circles being turned on - with them turning to a gold gradient with the left circles appearing richer in colour compared to the circles on the right - her left. As the piano started playing, there was an out-of-focus shot of Charlotte's face. The audience cheered a bit as the camera came into focus showing a serious-faced Charlotte Davies looking at the camera. She looked as though she had a bit of glitter in her makeup as her flawless skin sparkled under the lights of the stage. Eventually, after the introduction finished, she started singing, bringing her shiny microphone up to her face...

You only said you loved me from a distance,
Never when we're together.
Something’s on your mind but you won’t speak,
Too afraid to open up.

We’ve been on a knife-edge for months,
Been treading on eggshells, avoiding conversing.
Nights alone, drinking the pain away,
Crying myself to sleep, how long can this go on?


The first verse of the song went by pretty well, with the rather minimalistic staging going along with the rather empty piano and accompaniment. It was time to now take things to the next level as things started to improve in the song. There was a shot of Charlotte Davies, where her body took up most of the camera shot. As we moved onto the line "We've been on a knife-edge for months," we then saw a shot from further away in the arena as orange arrows now appeared behind Charlotte, slowly increase and decrease in intensity behind her along with the beat of the song. After the establishing shot of the arena, we then moved to a camera shot which moved closer and closer to her while she sang about how she felt as though she had been treading on eggshells. She never stopped looking at the beckoning camera, maintaining that close eye contact to make it seem as though the person she was singing to was watching this very performance. Perhaps he was. The strobe lights in the arena, slowly tilted upwards, causing a wonderful look from further away. The camera slightly tilted as we got to the line, "Crying myself to sleep", right before we moved onto the very short and snappy chorus.

The Britonish songwriters decided to make this chorus short and sweet to give the audience only an inkling of her vocal ability due to how powerful the song's chorus was. During the chorus, the whole stage turned a muted gold colour which pulsated through the side LED screens too. Due to how quickly the chorus would pass, there wasn't much thought of making the staging seem very different from the section that we saw before. Charlotte would go on to continue singing the verse with the arrows reappearing on the screen behind her.

Let me down gently, today
Let me down gently, today
There’s no future for us, we both know it,
So let me go, I’ll be okay.
I’m hurting more hoping we’d pick up,
What we had from where we left off...

I want you, you wouldn’t believe how hard
I’ve tried to regain your attention but
Every day, I’m pushed further away,
Shout or scream, please something
Tell me if I should stay…


The song was slowly building up at the end of that verse as alternating pedal notes came in to help build the texture of the song. When this section began, there was a Steadicam that was brought on to the stage. Charlotte was still stood on that podium and as the camera came around to the front of her, she would interact with it - looking down at the camera, pointing at it and singing the words she was singing towards the audience at home. When singing the line, "Every day, I'm pushed further away", she moved her arms outwards, with the camera reacting to this also, slightly jolting further away from Charlotte. As Charlotte continued to sing, you could see through her expressions that she wanted the cameraman to come back towards her, though instead it seemed that the distance between Charlotte and the camera only increased with Charlotte sing with a more desperate expression on her face. Though, this wasn't translated through her vocals which was kept under controlled - powerful yet dignified. For Charlotte, she thought that this performance was going much better than she thought it would - there wasn't one slip up and everything was going according to plan. The lights during the pre-chorus was also reacting to what was happening on the stage. Along with the alternating pedal notes, the lights were flickering from the front of the arena and the back, creating a shadow effect behind Charlotte every other beat in the song which those at home could see when the steadicam faced her front.

Let me down gently, today
Let me down gently, today
Your time is up, ‘cuz I can’t wait,
So give me a decision.
Should I stay, should I walk out that door?
That is your ultimatum.


As Charlotte belted out another chorus, her surroundings changed accordingly. She took a strong, powerful pose on the podium she stood on as the LEDs showed a picture of a staircase - which you can find here which looked as though it had the neon effect on the walls of the stairs that has been present throughout the performance. In the performance, the picture behind her was obviously in motion, with the picture behind her moving closer and further away from the staircase, interacting with the twitching of the lights along the side of the staircase which flickered between the pink and the blue - which obviously refers to the genders since she is singing about a man. While some members of the BITC crew didn't want there to be that pink/blue divide to signify the genders, others thought that it was a global, subtle way to convey what she was singing about throughout colour - but also, pink and blue worked very well and was great on the eyes. Charlotte herself loved the colour scheme and wanted to go with it for the Grand Final performance. The screens which flanked the main one had neon lights running along with it with one side of the stage being pink while the other bathed in blue, a colour scheme which was only enhanced by the strobe lights on either side of the arena. Charlotte really felt the lyrics that she was singing, with Charlotte singing straight out towards the audience, taking in an air grasp as she sang the lyrics, "'Cuz I can't wait." after she pointed out towards the audience the line before. She continued as a close-up shot followed this, slowly moving out to show Charlotte's facial expression more closely. As she continued to sing, the backing LED became brighter as the strobes around her became less intense. She took a deep breath before she came up to her favourite line of the song, grunting as she started the line "Should I stay, should..." before she abruptly turned slightly to the left, pointing to the light at the top of the staircase in the LED behind her. As she sang the final line of that explosive chorus, the silhouette of the door closed disallowing the light to pass through, plunging the stage into darkness. Charlotte continued to sing into the mellow, downbeat bridge.

With the absence of the neon lights that we had become so used to seeing throughout this performance, it was a breath of fresh air to have the camera pull a facial shot of Charlotte - intimately - with the shiny microphone glistening amongst the darkness of the backdrop behind her. As she sang how she wishes she could turn back the clock, she closed her eyes, thinking about all the good times that she once had to the person she is thinking about in her head. You could really feel how hurt Charlotte was feeling in the way she sang those very few words along with the solo piano, only offering her pity as she fell deeper into feeling sorry for herself.

Oh, I wish I could turn back the clock,
See where it went all wrong,
Pay heed to mistakes I made.
I’d turn back to when life was so bliss,
The only thing that I miss,
but I know that I can’t.


The camera started to slowly move back after she sang about the mistakes she made, with her body being shown by the time that she got to the penultimate line of the bridge section. You could see that Charlotte was obviously gearing up to something as she widened her stance, becoming more and more confident as she sang each line before the final line of the section she was on. As she reached the last line, she bent her knees slightly before clenching her fists tightly and as she belted the final word of the bridge, she tilted her head backwards, moving the microphone further and further away from her mouth. There was an added echo effect to the microphone as the shot switched to one further away so that you could see the beautiful Charlotte powerfully belting the lyrics of the song in what was probably the most powerful outcry in a Britonish entry ever. The Polkopian audience applauded the impressive vocals from Charlotte who, after she belted the last lyric, turned around, flicking the few strands of hair which were in front of her face behind her shoulders. It was now time for the final push, the final chorus - the final thing that could bring together the whole song and give another reason to those watching to vote for her. She wore her heart on her sleeve during this performance, but now even more so than before as she knew that this could be the last time that she would perform this song in a setting such as the WorldVision Song Contest. She wanted to revel in the final 40 seconds of the song, she was the focal point of the whole world at the moment - and she didn't take this moment for granted.

As we moved into the grand final chorus, there was a burst of light - juxtaposing the darkness of the bridge section before. The LEDs suddenly burst out with a geometric golden design, similarly to the one that you saw at the beginning of the song though this time - it seemed more interactive. Coupled with on-screen graphics, the LED's design was made to look as though it was coming out of the LED screen as straight to the living rooms of the people watching. There was the use of lasers which looked rather magnificent, especially when the camera moved outwards to see her on the podium. The fans were turned on, blowing her outfit and hair behind her as backing singers came in, creating a feast for the ears as everything blended so perfectly in harmony. The lights were flashing canonically along with the beat of the song, almost creating a nightclub feel on the stage as Charlotte was bathed in darkness for a split second before coming back into the light. The cameras provided a wide range of angles and dynamics to fully engage the audience watching at home. BITC seemed to throw the whole kitchen sink at the performance in a valiant effort to better the performance of last edition.

Let me down gently, today
Let me down gently, today
Your time’s up, baby (can’t wait no longer)
So should I stay? (can’t wait no longer)
Or should I go? (can’t wait no longer)
Today? Today.


After she had sung the final line of that final chorus, pyros started falling from the rings at the roof of the arena with the audience cheeringly loudly. The camera focused on the beautiful golden waterfall around her before fading into a close up of Charlotte singing the final two lines of the song in a quiet way, whispering it almost. You could hear the audience cheering away as a smile appeared on Charlotte's face...

Should I stay or should I walk out that door?
That is your ultimatum.


At the end of the song, the sounds of the audience only got louder. She took a bow before jumping into the air, "Thank you all, thank you so much!" she said into the microphone before she moved away, allowing the stage personnel to set up for the performance of returnees Belgaam.
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16 - BELGAAM

ÑÖŻANIA TRÍELŻI - PROMISES
TUNE: OLIVIA ADDAMS - FISH IN THE SEA

Belgaam have returned to the WorldVision Song Contest after yet again another hiatus.
Last time they participated, which was in WV81, TBS sent the well-known pop star, Maveria, who achieved the second best result for Belgaam with her pop rock track, Drowning, coming in 16th place with 50 points. Belgaam were also meant to participate in WV82 with Poli Gatikína and her song Heart Of Gold. Unfortunately, due to new coronavirus travel restrictions put in place in Belgaam, TBS had to pull out at the last minute. A few more months passed, and as the Belgaamian coronavirus travel restrictions began to be less strict, TBS were finally allowed to participate again, returning in WV87. They offered Poli the chance to go to WV87 with the same song, but she declined the offer, saying she was unsure about COVID-19, but she wants to represent Belgaam in a future WorldVision. Belgaam has a huge music industry despite being such a small country, so it wasn’t a problem for TBS to find another singer. They decided to send up-and-coming pop star Ñöżania Tríelżi, to WV87 with her EDM track, Promises. She was revealed as the Belgaamian representative on the talk show, Żoñalíż Ñilñövż, Tariña! When it was revealed that she would represent Belgaam in WorldVision 87, she said “It’s such an honour to represent Belgaam in WorldVision, and I promise you all I will bring happiness back to our beautiful country.”

When Ñöżania was 18 years old, she released her first single, Don’t Even Try, which peaked at number 2 in the charts. It was released right at the time of WV72, and WorldVision is very popular in Belgaam, so you can probably understand why it didn’t knock WV72 entrant and third most popular Belgaamian singer, Taña Uröch, off the top spot, however this was just the start of Ñöżania’s rise to fame. About a month later, she released her second single, Who You Really Are. It wasn’t as popular as Don’t Even Try, but it was still quite popular, peaking at number 7. 3 more months passed and she released her third single, The One. This was a massive hit in Belgaam, and it was much more popular than her first two singles, peaking at number 1 and staying there for 3 whole weeks. A month later, during an interview, she revealed that she would release her debut album in early April 2020, called End Of The Beginning. 3 weeks later, she released her fourth single, Birthday, which was actually released on her birthday, as she had just turned 19 the same day. The song was quite popular, but not as popular as the first 3 songs, peaking at number 14. 2 months later, she released her fifth single, Forget About Me, which peaked at number 9. 2 months later it was about to become Christmas, and her song The One was still really popular, it was one of the main contenders for Christmas number 1, however it ended up in number 5.

At the start of 2020, she released her sixth single, Red & Blue. It performed well on the charts, peaking at number 4. 2 months passed, and COVID-19 had officially reached Belgaam, which couldn’t have happened at a worse time, since TBS were planning their huge comeback to WorldVision. They managed to participate in WV81, but they had to withdraw from WV82 at the last minute, due to Belgaam’s new travel restrictions. COVID-19 had also deeply affected Ñöżania, as the release of her debut album had to be delayed to mid-May 2020, her older brother tested positive for COVID-19, and she found out that her boyfriend at the time had had an affair with her best friend over lockdown. As soon as she found out, she texted her boyfriend and broke up with him, saying something like “I know what you’ve done. It’s over.” She started to write Promises over lockdown, and let out all her anger and sadness into the lyrics of the song. Half a month later, her debut album End Of The Beginning was released, with a 14-song tracklist, including all her singles like Promises, which had yet to be released. It peaked at number 2 in the album charts.

6 months later, the travel restrictions began to be less strict, meaning Belgaam could return to the WorldVision Song Contest. As TBS had originally asked Poli Gatikína to come back for WorldVision 87 and she decided not to, they approached Ñöżania. She was unsure at first, but she later decided to accept the offer. She was thinking about which song she should send to WorldVision, when she decided that she wanted to send Promises. She told TBS that Promises was the song she wanted to send, so it was official. Ñöżania Tríelżi was going to represent Belgaam in WorldVision 87 with the song Promises.

1 month later, Ñöżania was revealed as Belgaam’s representative on a WorldVision special of the Belgaamian prime time talk show, Żoñalíż Ñilñövż, Tariña! She performed the song live during the show. A day later, she officially released Promises as her seventh single from the album. It became extremely popular, almost as popular as The One, and it debuted at number 1 in the charts. She has received support from her fans and many Belgaamian celebrities, like WV81 representative and most popular Belgaamian singer, Maveria. She posted on Twitter, “Good luck to @ÑöżaniaTríelżiOfficial! Make us all proud xx” and she responded with simply just a heart emoji. There were also several people around the world who were supporting her. Ñöżania loved this. She loved the fact that she had lots of fans all over the world, not just in Belgaam.

The day of the contest came, and Ñöżania couldn’t have been more nervous. She had rehearsed the song a few times before, but this was the actual contest day, and she had never been more nervous before. When she wrote Promises back in lockdown, she had no idea she would be performing it at WorldVision 9 months later. She never even had any intention of sending it to the contest, let alone actually releasing the song, but she felt that it was the only song in her album that was WorldVision worthy, and so she was here in Peeto about to perform it in a few minutes. She spent some time thinking, “Will I regret this?”, “Am I going to fail?”, “What if everyone hates me?”. She was stopped in her thoughts when she realised that Britonisea’s entry had just ended, and it was time for her to perform. She nervously walked to the stage. This was her chance to bring happiness back to Belgaam, and she didn’t want to let her country down.




At the start of the performance, we get a close up to Ñöżania as she starts to sing the first verse. She looks at the audience with pure determination in her eyes as she sings. When it gets to the line “Whatever you say” she walks over to the other side of the stage, and then she brings her fingers together to make a heart shape when she sings “Another broken promise to me”, but when she finishes the line, she takes them away from each other, to resemble a broken heart.

Why do I try
All I hear is lie after lie
Whatever you say
Another broken promise to me


As Ñöżania sings the pre-chorus, 2 female dancers appear, and they dance like they rehearsed. When Ñöżania finishes singing, they both drop to the floor as a light flashes.

You say “baby, next time”
There won’t be a next time
So you can take your lies and get the fuck out of my life
This ain’t no double bluff
Surprised you ain’t in cuffs
Because these broken promises are definitely crimes


The dancers get back up and Ñöżania starts to sing the chorus. Many of the audience loved this, they could tell it was going to be an absolute banger.

Yeah, baby your time is up
You’ve gotten away with this for too long
Goodbye
But I’ve learnt to be strong
I’m putting an end to this love, here it is
Goodbye


Ñöżania shouted “Woop!” as the drop started. She and the dancers did the choreography exactly how they had rehearsed a few times before. Ñöżania was absolutely loving this. Representing her country in the world’s biggest song contest was a dream come true for her, and she was making the most of it.

Pro-o-o-o-o-o-omises
Pro-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-omises
Goodbye
Pro-o-o-o-o-o-omises
Pro-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-omises
Goodbye


As Ñöżania started to sing the second verse, you could just hear the anger in her voice becoming stronger, lyric after lyric, especially when she sang the line “You thought I won’t find out, just because I couldn’t see you”.

We were the best
‘Til you showed me your true colours (oh, your true colours)
You thought I won’t find out
Just because I couldn’t see you


Ñöżania starts to sing the second pre-chorus with a lot of passion in her voice, as the dancers perform their choreography. Like the first pre-chorus, when Ñöżania stops singing, a light flashes and both the dancers drop to the floor.

I don’t mean to be rude
But I have to conclude
Manipulating everyone, oh it ain’t your debut
This ain’t no double bluff
Surprised you ain’t in cuffs
Because these broken promises are definitely crimes


Like the last chorus, the dancers get back up and Ñöżania starts to sing, but when she gets to the “here it is” part, she unleashes a strong whistle note! Many of the audience are amazed, that was actually really good.

Yeah, baby your time is up
You’ve gotten away with this for too long
Goodbye
But I’ve learnt to be strong
I’m putting an end to this love, here it is
Goodbye


Like the last drop, Ñöżania and the dancers perform their choreography as they planned. Obviously, Ñöżania still sings as well though.

Pro-o-o-o-o-o-omises
Pro-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-omises
Goodbye
Pro-o-o-o-o-o-omises
Pro-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-omises
Goodbye


Ñöżania sings the final chorus as the dancers continue performing their choreography, but most of the attention was on Ñöżania, who was beautifully performing her song.

Yeah, baby your time is up
You’ve gotten away with this for too long
Goodbye
But I’ve learnt to be strong
I’m putting an end to this love, here it is
Goodbye


Ñöżania performs the outro, and then she finishes the song on a beautiful quiet note, with a tear in her eye.

Pro-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-omises
Pro-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-omises
Goodbye


At the end of the performance, Ñöżania said this to the audience, “Thank you Peeto, I love you all so much!” before she exits the stage to make way for the performance of North Alezia. Ñöżania loved her performance, and she just hoped it could bring happiness back to Belgaam.
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71: 17/25
72: 9/18
73: 19/26
74: Withdrew
75: Did not participate
76: Did not participate
77: Did not participate
78: Did not participate
79: Did not participate
80: Did not participate
81: 16/35
82: Withdrew
83: Did not participate
84: Did not participate
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87: 20/38

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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby North Alezia » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:47 pm

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North Alezia participated in the Worldvision Song Contest once again. Having debuted in the 82nd edition of Worldvision Song Contest with Imara Syafani's You Are, although sadly earned North Alezia their worst result until now, is still a very big hit in Zafizamarrah. North Alezia has continued to stay in the top ranks of the competition, staying at the left side of the scoreboard every edition except for 82. North Alezia has earned two top tens, with one 9th place with Idresh Noam Khaled's Bevakasha and a surprising podium back in the 83rd edition with Samara and Izdar's Life Falls Apart Before Me.

After the debut performance, North Alezia has always used the same method of choosing its song which is through a national contest called "ALEZIMANIA", and met with pretty successful results, although an accident happened while choosing the entry for this edition due to the counters at ABA forgetting to enter votes from Pemecutan and Rhim Flavveztowland. Even with the additional votes, Kelsi Meshzan still reign victorious and become the 6th singer to represent North Alezia, and with her victory and added with Idresh's Top 10 last edition, Tel Hadiv has been building their reputation as a Worldvision exporter, especially considering that one of North Alezia's top young composers, Andi Robi Idris Novogrody, live in Tel Hadiv.

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Kelsi Meshzan is a North Alezian singer and model. She was born in Merkeshmeinu, Tel Hadiv on 16th of June 1999 and she's the second child out of four of Nazliq Meshzan and Edita Meshzan (previously Makalaish). She has completed her education last July earning her a degree in fashion design.

Kelsi doesn't have any plans of getting married on the future and she has stated that she doesn't want kids. She continues to live in an apartment unit located in a strategic area in Metropolitan Yezateinu (2nd biggest city in the region).

Kelsi has been known for her modelling and singing career since she was just 7 years old, often participating in beauty pageants although she would always came second (She even said that it might as well be a curse) yet she earned a following and signed a contract which she just ended three years ago. In the music career, she has not found any fanbase and has not released any songs or albums. Kelsi would finally enter the Tel Hadivian preselection for Alezimania which resulted in a massive win for Kelsi, and when she got to represent her region in Alezimania, she won the competition in a huge landslide against other competitors, bringing her to the Worldvision stage.

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לא ,לא , תעזוב אותי כבר (Lo, lo, Ta'azov Oti Kvar) : No, no, Leave me alone
לא, לא ,אני שונאת אותך, (Lo, lo, Ani Sovet Otkha) : No, no, I hate you

thanks kish

No
Singer: Kelsi Meshzan

Backing Singers :
1. Harqanniah Muhasina
2. Akita Razahnayn

Backing Dancers :
1. Albi Naqqadi
2. Alif Husanayn
3. Raqqayn Al-Husna
4. Zulkifli Al-Qadira
Music and Lyrics: Kelsi Meshzan

Tune: RAYE - Natalie Don't


(After the postcard ends, the stage once again starts with no light a.k.a dark. When the song starts playing, lights slowly turns on, although the overhead lights remained off. The camera shows Kelsi facing at the ceiling lying on a bed that shall be used as a set prop, Kelsi wears a white long sleeved sleepwear that is so long that it closes her legs, her hair is tied up.)

When I thought you were mine
When I thought we'll be together
Our relationship ain't fine, (nuh-uh)
You care way more about her

You've made me heartbroken
You've destroyed my routine
I kept feeling sad and broken (nuh-uh)
The heart you've broken is mine


(The overhead lights above Kelsi turns on, and Kelsi "wakes up" from her bed and sits on the right side of the bed facing the camera, Kelsi holds her phone with her right hand and looks at it while her left hand touches the folded bed sheets, the backing dancers approached Kelsi and starts moving their hands slowly resembling blazing fire representing anger)

Why would you treat me this very way?
And I never got a final say?
When you secretly call that number
You never realized that my heart will remember


(Kelsi stands up away from her bed and points to a steadicam in front of her, she continues to walk to the front part of the stage and stands there. Her four backing dancers followed her and they stationed themselves behind her. At the hebrew part, Kelsi continues to sing and dance at the same time where Kelsi spread her hands with her palm facing upwards, then rotating it so her palm faces downwards then closes at her hips which then Kelsi proceeds to shake her shoulders up and down. Her singers do the same as her.)
Oh no, We are done
Don't ever call me back
For feelings that you lack

No,no, Don't ever call me
לא ,לא , תעזוב אותי כבר (Lo, lo, Ta'azov Oti Kvar)


(The view quickly changes to show the prespective of a camera stationed far away zooms in quickly, where viewers can see Kelsi's face, which then the view changes again to Kelsi and her backing dancers walking calmly to the center part of the stage again, which for the hebrew part again, they pivoted to face the audience again and did the same dance as the previous verse, in the Kha-a-a part, the backing dancers rolled away from the center part of the stage where Kelsi is given the whole stage to herself and only one light lights up which is situated above Kelsi following her moves.)
Oh no, We are done
I can't trust you no more
You can cry on the floor

No,no, Don't ever call me
לא, לא ,אני שונאת אותך, (Lo, lo, Ani Sovet Otkha)

Kha-kha-kha-kha-a-a-a


(Kelsi cleans her prop bed where she cleans the pillows, bolster, and the sheets for five seconds, then Kelsi walks in the stage with a steadicam following her. In her way of completing a stage, a backing dancer presents her with a plastic transparent glass which is only 5% filled with orange juice in which Kelsi drinks it all in a split second and when she's done, she threw the plastic glass (so it won't shatter all over the place) away to be taken by another backing dancer still in the dark, another backing dancer presents Kelsi with a pack of chips which Kelsi took some of chips inside and gave the pack back to the dancer.)

Oh, you thought
You can get away with it?
Never underestimate a woman, (nuh-uh)
With her ways of remembering a man

I think that you are dumb
I advise calling your mom
You might as well go home
And find another person, oh


(Halfway through her circle, Kelsi walks more quickly which is still followed by the steadicam. She walks without interruption and this time she faces the camera more seriously. And when she got back to bed, she stands near it and her backing dancers gather around her and blocked everyone's view at Kelsi with huge paper fans, each holding one. And surprise oh surprise, Kelsi's outfit changes into a modern white longsleeve shirt and jeans, after taking her hairpins off, her once tied up hair now becomes a short styled hair (not the "may I speak to your manager style, if you want to, search "Yuni Shara" and you'll understand me), with her remaining hair still hidden behind and her make up is starting to look visible, ready for the second chorus)

Why would you treat me this very way?
And I never got a final say?
When you secretly call that number
You never realized that my heart will remember


(Kelsi walks to the front part of the stage again, Her four backing dancers followed her and they stationed themselves behind her. At the hebrew part, Kelsi continues to sing and dance at the same time where Kelsi spread her hands with her palm facing upwards, then rotating it so her palm faces downwards then closes at her hips which then Kelsi proceeds to shake her shoulders up and down. Her singers do the same as her. It's nearly the same as before but with better outfit and makeup)

Oh no, We are done
Don't ever call me back
For feelings that you lack

No,no, Don't ever call me
לא ,לא , תעזוב אותי כבר (Lo, lo, Ta'azov Oti Kvar)


(The view quickly changes to show the prespective of a camera stationed far away zooms in quickly, where viewers can see Kelsi's face, which then the view changes again to Kelsi and her backing dancers walking calmly to the center part of the stage again, which for the hebrew part again, they pivoted to face the audience again and did the same dance as the previous verse, in the Kha-a-a part, the backing dancers rolled away from the center part of the stage where Kelsi is given the whole stage to herself and only one light lights up which is situated above Kelsi following her moves.)

Oh no, We are done
I can't trust you anymore
You can cry on the floor

No,no, Don't ever call me
לא, לא ,אני שונאת אותך, (Lo, lo, Ani Sovet Otkha)

Kha-kha-a-a-a


(Suddenly, smoke machines around the stage are activated, which limited the viewer's view which means no one can see Kelsi fully. Kelsi continues to sing... Behind the scenes however, Kelsi is doing something helped with her backing dancers. Her dancers completed the preparations while Kelsi stands and continues to sing)

Get out of my house, and you ain't have rights to my money;
I'd love to see you try, When you will come and then cry
And you wail, drama comes, and you'll sue, well nice try
Cuz' I am strong and I'd still say
(say say say say....)


(The Smoke Machine turns off and Surprise! Another outfit transformation, and for the record, her makeup didn't change massively, only a bit more fine. Her hair however, has changed massively, after she pulled her remaining her hairpins, the remaining hair becomes visible and now everyone can see her true hair length as shown in her photos, and would you look at that, a tiara! This time, Kelsi shows elegance with a white simple long gown decked with glitter and few jewels here and there, where the moves continue to be the same as the two previous choruses)

Oh no, We are done
Don't ever call me back
For feelings that you lack

No,no, Don't ever call me
לא ,לא , תעזוב אותי כבר (Lo, lo, Ta'azov Oti Kvar)


(Kelsi walks to the front part of the stage again, Her four backing dancers followed her and they stationed themselves behind her. At the hebrew part, Kelsi continues to sing and dance at the same time where Kelsi spread her hands with her palm facing upwards, then rotating it so her palm faces downwards then closes at her hips which then Kelsi proceeds to shake her shoulders up and down. The dancers did not follow the dance because they have gone somewhere else away from the lights.)

Oh no, We are done
I can't trust you anymore
You can cry on the floor

No,no, Don't ever call me
לא, לא ,אני שונאת אותך, (Lo, lo, Ani Sovet Otkha)


Kelsi did not repeat her dance for this part, instead, from the front part of the stage, Kelsi walks back to the center, where her dancers return with an office chair fully painted with gold, they ran quickly and placed the chair exactly at the center of the whole stage, where Kelsi sits carefully and crossed her legs. at the last sentence, Kelsi once again stared at the camera and a backing dancer directly left of Kelsi presented her with a pair of glasses presented on a plate. Kelsi proceeds to take it and wear the (fake) minus glasses. At the same time, for the last pose, the two front backing dancers crouched facing Kelsi and the other two behind the chair stood up with both of their hands opening a paper fan.
We are done, e---- e------

No,no, Don't ever call me
לא ,לא , לא, לא ,לא (Lo, Lo, Lo...)

No, we're done.


(Kelsi stood up as with her front backing dancers, all walked to the front and bowed. And for the final touch, Kelsi raised her hand smiling and saying "Syuukran Kasiira! Thank YOU!!!". The view changes to a pack of North Alezian fans celebrating their star and waving mini North Alezian flags while chanting "SHAMAL SHAMAL SHAMAL SHAMAL SHAMAL SHAMAL") Next song, please!
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Worldvision Record
WV82: 17th
WV83: 2nd- BEST RESULT!
WV84: 11th
WV85: 14th
WV86: 8th
WV87: 8th
WV88: tba


World Hit Festival Record
WHF52:6th
WHF53:8th
WHF54: 8th
WHF55: 2nd
WHF56: 10th
WHF57: tba

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Postby Placely Placington » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:09 pm

THE ORIGIN STORY -- THE FAILED BID -- THE END RESULT

18 - Placely Placington

Test and the Subjects - Vote For Placely!


Tune: Dutch Idol - Simply The Best (from 0:13 onwards)

It had been quite a while since the Placely Placingtonian national broadcaster Wait, We Have A Broadcaster? sent off their bid to host the WorldVision Song Contest. They had originally planned to send it for the 84th contest but Television Director, the man in charge of the broadcaster, was hit by a piano that was dropped on him by an eagle and they weren't able to recover it. Fortunately, they managed to piece together what they had and, three contests and several clones later, they managed to resubmit it for the 87th edition. After a lengthy period of waiting, they finally got the results back. It turned out that the contest wasn't going to come to Placely Placington. In fact, there was actually quite a large gap in the number of points between Placely Placington and second-placed Scotatrova. The news came much to the dismay of Television Director and Chief Economist, who were standing morosely in the burnt-out remains of Chief President Man Dave McDaverson's office. They can clone a new Placely Placingtonian, they can't clone a new building. Well, they can, but the Clonomat for it isn't working at the minute.

A few seconds after we get this scene, Dave McDaverson himself burst right into his office. He was wearing a massive shirt over his normal suit which had the bid's logo on it. He had a massive smile on his face, though how much of it was him being excited for the contest or how much of it was him indulging in his habit was a riddle for the ages. Unaware of Television Director and Chief Economist standing around upset, Dave loudly said "Are you peoples ready for the 87th WorldVision Song Contest held right here, right in Citysburgh, Placely Placington!"

Television Director and Chief Economist looked at each other before Television Director spoke up. "Sir, our bid didn't win."

However, Chief Economist was quick with some good news. "IT CAME IN THIRD PLACE WHICH IS A GOOD PLACE." It came third out of three. That's probably the opposite of "good place".

Dave, however, was a bit annoyed about it. He was hoping that he'd be given more funds to actually host the contest, though knowing him it would've either gone towards more rocks or another giant golden statue of himself. He took the shirt off in disgust and stepped out onto the ledge right outside his office. It's where he'd normally go if he needs to make a speech. And, luck would have it, there was enough of an audience for him to make a speech. Television Director and Chief Economist walked out and stood either side of him just as Dave began to speak. "Placely Placingtonians of Placely Placington!" He began. "I have a speech!"

It then turned out that there were only three people in attendance, as well as a dog. It was 7' tall, it had a jaw that could unhinge to an angle up to 359° and, worst of all, it was a pug. Out of compliance and to make Dave seem more popular, Television Director and Chief Economist started to clap quickly before Dave did a couple of bows, unaware that the audience were standing there completely slack-jawed and unmoving. "Because the WorldVision people did not like our bid, I propose that we boycott the competition until they let us host! Who's with me?"

There was complete silence for ten seconds. Not even the wind blew and not even their blinks made any noise. Television Director couldn't blink anyway due to his monitor head but you get the idea. Once that ten seconds of silence passed, Dave spoke again. "Boycotts are boring, let's send an entry!"

And send an entry they did. They submitted Vote For Placely!, a song encouraging the committee to consider Placely Placington's bid and even vote for it. Unfortunately, they hadn't recorded it and only submitted the lyrics to it. Of course they had to make a couple of adjustments to it because it was originally planned for WorldVision 84 but Dave’s super sure that people won’t notice the edits. Regardless, they tried to get Wynan Schitt to sing it but he had cried the water out of his body again. Jim the Grindcore Guy Bloke was considered but he said "DIT IS IN DIE VERKEERDE TAAL!" and thus he wasn't interested. Plus Drummer Clone lost one of his atoms that morning and he turned into an unrecognisable puddle on the floor, so he couldn't perform it anyway. And Dave the Hobo had a war hellride while he was performing it so it was best for him to not do it. Fortunately, they managed to get some Test Subjects to agree to take part. The grunts designed to do all the work normal Placely Placingtonians won't do. They break down easily and die under strange circumstances even by Placely Placingtonian standards but hey, cheap labour.

Of course the trip to Polkopia, the nation that had actually won the right to host the contest was fraught with difficulties, like one Test Subject having a fatal allergy to air. Arriving in Peeto was also fraught with difficulties, like another Test Subject getting a horrible papercut from a touch screen. Overall, 157 Test Subjects had to be remade in the weeks leading up to the contest. Rehearsals were also a pain due to a number of factors I don't wish to bore you with, ladies and gentlemen. But, eventually, they managed to get seven Test Subjects alive for long enough to perform the song live at the contest. Let's check on them, shall we?




Red - Test Subject #1
Orange - Test Subject #2
Yellow - Test Subject #3
Dark green - Test Subject #4
Blue - Test Subject #5
Purple - Test Subject #6
Light green - Test Subject #7
Neon sky blue - Test Subject #8
White/black - All of the Test Subjects


We finish with the postcard and now we're stuck with the performers. Or ⅞ of them, anyway, as one of the Test Subjects apparently sneezed out their entire nervous system and had to be recloned. It also explained why there was a gap between Test Subjects #6 and #8. They were waiting for their song to start and they were all standing in a straight line. The stage wasn’t even shrowded in darkness as all of the lights were on and the audience could clearly see the seven absolute idiots standing right before them. There weren’t any special effects either, just lights. Even the backing screen and screen on the stage were just lights, though it remains to be seen whether it was a deliberate choice or because the Test Subjects couldn’t decide what they wanted.

Fortunately, to stop myself waffling on any longer, the song itself started. They stood in a straight line and swayed backwards and forwards, as well as from side to side. Test Subject #1 turned to his side to while Test Subject #2 kicked him in a certain spot. When Test Subject #2 had to sing his line, Test Subject #1 returned the favour. Placely Placingtonian anatomy is a strange and wonderful thing, isn’t it? Fortunately Test Subject #3 didn’t have to bother with anything like that even if he did accidentally flub his line. Neither did Test Subject #4, who just sang normally. Test Subject #5 didn’t have a working microphone as it made his first bit muffled, though that could just be a problem with the Test Subject. And, for the last line, we get Test Subject #6 singing normally. Oh, and the camera shots are just the Test Subjects singing their lines, no special shots or anything.

Let’s go to a place where we know how to sing
Citysburgh, Citysburgh is the big thing
It really is the best, WorldVi-WorldVision Contest!
Let’s give it up for a gweat place that we shall go
refermuben nurheben Placely will do a good go
And I think you’ll agree that we should all vote for Placely!


And then we get to the chorus and suddenly everything turns to shit. Well, even more shit than before. The Test Subjects raised their free hands and squawked out the chorus. They kept their hands up that high throughout the entire chorus, though it wasn’t without difficulty as Test Subject #7’s arm bent the wrong way and it ended up flopping down to his shoulder. Nothing super interesting on-stage other than camera changes and all of that. Oh, and Test Subjects #1 and #2 kicking each other in that spot again so they can do the higher voices.

Let’s vote for Placely!
The Placely with the most spacely
The Placely that should host eighty-sfouren
Otherwise it would be a huge wastely
It’s not called Placey!
If you call it that you will lose points
Dave’s word is offish
If we disagree we’ll lose our joints! (true!)


During the chorus, the stage director noticed that there was a Test Subject right behind him. Test Subject #7 to be exact. The director did a double take as he noticed the thing right besides him. He grabbed a microphone and gave it to the Test Subject, telling him “You’re supposed to be out there!” After he pushed Test Subject #7 onto the stage, he sang his line before he fell off the stage. Worse, he sounded like a puddle when he made impact with the ground, presumably because he had turned into one when he hit the ground. Regardless, Test Subject #8 sang his line OK. Then we return to Test Subject #1, who began to sing propaganda while Test Subject #2 kicked him in the spot again and again. Just so he can hit those higher notes.

Let’s all sing and cheer for Placely Placington
The place that should host the next WorldVision
And Dave McDaverson will be the greatest host that there ever was


And then we come to the bridge. The seven remaining Test Subjects stood straight and stuck their arm out, their palms facing the ceiling. Test Subjects #1 and #2 went back to kicking each other in their spots again to get the higher voices again. After all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And that’s true when it comes to Test Subjects (and indeed Placely Placingtonians in general) trying to get their voices a bit higher than normal. Besides, there’s not much else here to talk about really. No special camera trickery, just normal shots of the Test Subjects.

Vote for Citysburgh to host the next Dub-Vee
The one right after number eighty-thrsix
Let’s bring the contest home to Placely
It will be history! (yeah!)


After that caterwauling at the end, the seven Test Subjects danced in place while the sax backing track played. They moved their arms back down to their sides and just swayed backwards and forwards as they danced. Unfortunately their dancing was short lived when a tactical piano airstrike landed and immediately flattened the Test Subjects. The eagles were apparently angry. No matter, at least there’s a much better song coming the audience’s way, courtesy of Ronan Bellegarde hailing from Estogium. Take it away.




For more information please reread this post (It's no longer WIP but I'm keeping this bit up anyway because because why not)
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19 | Estogium | Ronen Bellegarde - Deliver

Postby Estogium » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:19 pm

#19 ESTOGIUM
Ronen Bellegarde - "Deliver"
Tune : IVAN NAVI - "Це Вона"
Language: English
Duration: 3:50

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Estogium may have debuted many editions ago, but the nation has failed to make much impact on the scoreboard. Estogium, with Ronen Bellegarde, is hoping to change all of that here in Peeto, Polkopia...

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Original RVC Announcement;
Estogium is back after what has been a disastrous decade for the nation. The nation needed a break...

When chatting to Ronen on THE BIG REVEAL: Estogium, he admitted that he had submitted the song to both the Estogian and Britonish broadcasters, due to the song being written by a team of Estogians and Britons and because of his personal close connection with Estogium - with his mother having been born in Darlington. Ronen was selected to represent Britonisea, but he wasn't expected to be the entrant for Britonisea at least until 2021. The Estogian broadcaster, however, decided to get back to Ronen, wanting him to represent the country at the upcoming 87th WorldVision Song Contest and thus to the dismay of BITC, Ronen became the official Estogian act for Estogium. Ronen performed his song at the end of the show, with it going live for Estogians to stream ahead of the Friday Charts update on the 18th December. He has stiff competition in Estogians due to the Christmas period, with many songs vying to be Christmas #1 on the 25th. With the WorldVision Song Contest happening on the 16th January 2021, this was the earliest Estogium revealed their WorldVision entry for a very long time, Ronen is hoping that the early release will help get even more Estogians backing the song.


Estogium would be performing 19th in the Grand Final in Peeto, Polkopia. Ronen's main concern before performing was the audience not liking his song as he knew that he needed the support from the audience in order to propel him further. He also wanted to make sure that he could make Estogium proud, performing a show-stopping performance for everyone.


Key
[CAN’T KEEP MYSELF FROM YOU] - Omnipotent voice, off screen


After the performance by Placely Placington, it was time for Estogium to grace the stage for the first time in a couple of editions. The Brito-Estogian watched his other home country, Britonisea perform not too long ago and certainly enjoyed their performance. He did feel more pressure as he edged closer and closer to the stage as he realised that his performance would be directly compared to that of Britonisea's. While he didn't want to compete against the country that he was from, performing at the WorldVision Song Contest was something that he wanted to do and either way, he'd have to be against one of the ABEN nations whether he liked it or not. People reacted well to his song. They thought that it was Estogium's best chance of healing the wound caused by terrible results recently at both the WorldVision Song Contest and the World Hit Festival. Something Estogium learnt that it did well was this style of, how Ronen described it, "dirty pop - the style of pop that is a bit more gritty and edgy, a song that isn't about the happy-go-lucky themes you'd usually find in pop." In Estogium, and throughout the ABEN nations, this style of pop is very popular - especially amongst young people, more especially amongst young men such as Ronen. Men dominate this market, a market which often finds itself in the Top 40 charts not just in the Union. As he reaches the stage, all of the thoughts he once had disappeared. He was in performance mode and was ready to wow the audience with an amazing performance.

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7 Seconds in...: The audience at home finally gets a glimpse of Ronen for the first time...


Estogium's broadcaster was hoping to go all out with this entry in terms of staging. They thought that because of the theme of the song to try something fun and exciting that Ronen could interact with and would look generally cool to the average viewer. RVC decided on the use of laser beams which would take precedence over strobe lighting and whatnot. The young man was wearing a laser exo-type suit which he wore quite proudly as he got to the stage. On the stage was a box which he had to jump up on. The box had an LED screen around it, but that wasn't going to be used too much. Ronen actually started to feel as though this was his time to shine, his moment and indeed it was. The sound of Polkopia's audience filled his eardrums as his postcard finished. There was a moment of silence afterwards before we started hearing the bass electronic instrument; a simple chord progression which would carry through throughout the whole of the song. The introduction was quite long, but the RVC team made sure to set the scene up real good to draw the audience in. At 7 seconds in, as there was a sound with Peeto, Polkopia appearing on the security camera design that they were there at the start of the performance. Finally, Ronen began to sing...

Call my name, I’ll be there,
Waiting on your doorstep.
Let me in, my baby,
Keep me safe from the cold.
[CAN’T KEEP MYSELF FROM YOU]
[NO, I CANNOT SAY NO]

You got me where you need me,
For you, no agro.

Your effects are slow,
Once I’m in, there’s no turning back.
Inject me with your sweet poison ‘till I’m yours.
[ALL THE PAIN YOU INFLICT]
[I’M ADDICTED TO IT]

Tonight, your throne’s mine,
Your body is my shrine.


The cameras, during the first verse, kept on panning down until they reached his face and body. The handsome Estoge had a strong stance, holding a microphone in one hand which he had lifted to his face as he started singing. All was dark before and you couldn't see his face though as he sang, a light was pointed at him - a delicate light in order to keep the setting still as ominous as possible, not giving too much away. Ronen continued through the first few lines before an omnipotent voice was heard. As the audience heard [CAN’T KEEP MYSELF FROM YOU]/[NO, I CANNOT SAY NO], the words that were being said appeared behind him on the LED screens in capital letters in a striking red colour which you could see over Ronen's shoulder. In order for the audience to get a better image of this, a further away camera was being used, slowly moving closer to him as a flirtatious smirk appeared on his face. He continued singing, "For you, no agro", winking as he said this line before turning around in order to meet a camera behind him, facing him from a lower position up, making Ronen look larger and more alluring. When singing "Your effects are slow, once I'm in, there's no turning back", with his free hand, he slid it down the front side of his body - down his chest all the way to his hips, slightly tilting his head backwards as he did this. Once again, the omnipotent voice came back in as he took a breather from singer, lowering the microphone as he did this. Ronen was taking it easy during the first verse of the song, it was only giving the audience just a taste of what was to come, slowly building up. During the omnipotent voice, there was a change of camera angle with it being birds-eye, viewing looking down on Ronen as he turned back around to face the audience. He then said the final lines of the verse cheekily and playfully showing everyone at home Ronen's true personality both front stage...and backstage too.

We then moved into the first chorus of the song. The camera showed a wider shot of the arena, where we were able to see that Ronen was standing on a green-tinted box. Strobe lights around him in the green colour that was so dominant was circling around the stage, flickering along with the on-screen security graphic was eventually flickered off and wasn't to be seen for the rest of the chorus. Ronen's song was one where he was showing all of his vocal ability, but that didn't mean that it didn't take a lot to sing this song. The song was quite deep, but during the end of each sentence, he wanted to make his voice sound light in a falsetto. He really wanted to make sure that his vocals were controlled during the chorus which he did do - amongst everything that was happening around him. As he sang "So don't stop, no don't stop", he held his out in front of him, with his palms facing downwards - leaving people to infer whatever they want with that. The cameras weren't crazy anything - we would focus on Ronen in a certain angle for quite some time, slightly tilting and panning to add movement in the performance but for sure, the Estogian broadcaster didn't want to go too crazy with the performance. They wanted it to look clean and so far they were achieving that.

So, don’t stop, no, don’t stop,
I’ll never get tired.
Drive me mad, drive me mad,
No, girl, don’t be kind.
You had me from the start,
Then I knew I was
Held captive by the look in your eyes.

Keep going, keep going,
Keep the pressure high.
Hold me tight, hold me tight,
Right into the night.
Don’t be shy, I won’t bite,
I won’t cross the line.
Say what you want and I’ll deliver.

Say what you want,
Say what you want,
Say what you want,
I'll deliver
Say what you want,
Say what you want,
Say what you want,
I'll deliver


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Lasers galore!: As we moved onto the part where he repeats "Say what you want", strobe take centre stage...


There was a midshot of Ronen clenching his fists, pulling the camera close to him in an awesome usage of focus pull as he sang "Held captive by the look in your eyes" which made Ronen skip forward slight. As he moved onto the next line, he started to now rock from the side to side. He raised his hands up into the sky, pointing a finger as he continued with the line "keep the pressure high", his face still with a cheeky boyish smile. The camera followed its way up the tight-fitting suit which showed off the young man's fitness regime - especially in the running up to the contest. Continuing as he was, he got through to the line "I won't bite" without changing anything, though as this line, there was a close-up shot of Ronen's face, as he bit his lip and continued to sing how he won't cross the line - which, by the way he was acting, was probably a lie. As we reached the line, "Say what you want and I'll deliver", it seemed as though all of the lights in the arena was pointed at him - so much so that you could barely see his face at this point as it was bathed in light.

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Dancer 1 and Dancer 2 comes on here, both men wearing something quite similar to what Ronen was wearing. At the start of the verse, you could see the pair of them slipping on from the sides - right before we cut to the image of Ronen standing on the stage, interacting with the lights around him which seemed to be coming directly from his body (picture). As the verse went on, you could see Ronen moving his arms around, with the beams moving along with him...

Look what you’ve done to me,
Can’t get you out my head.
I see mirages of you wherever I go.
[I CRAVE YOUR ATTENTION]
[ALWAYS LOOKING FOR YOU]

You’re always in my dreams,
Won’t go into it though

Like to tease me, don’t you?
You know I don’t mind it,
So, don’t ever quit it.
No, not ‘till I submit.
[GOT FREE REIGN OVER ME]
[DO WHATEVER YOU PLEASE]

I’ve waited years for this..
[I’VE WAITED YEARS FOR YOU]


As we went into yet another chorus, there was an explosion of laser lights similar to the one we saw during the last chorus. There was a shot from the furthest point in the arena showing the beautiful stage in full being illuminated in green. You could see some members of the audience dancing, swaying along to the beat of the music. There was then a shot of Ronen closer up spinning his finger to the sides of his head as he sang the lyric "Drive me mad, drive me mad" before flinging his hand out towards and over the audience. Ronen was watching the dancers dance around him for a few seconds, still swaying along to the music himself and singing it. As Ronen sang the lyrics "Only took one look in your eyes", he pointed towards the camera with it slowly zooming into his eyes, turning to the side and nodding as he finished singing the first part of the chorus.

So, don’t stop, no, don’t stop,
I’ll never get tired.
Drive me mad, drive me mad,
No, girl, don’t be kind.
You had me from the start,
Only took one look in your eyes and I was hypnotised
Then I knew I was
Held captive by the look in your eyes.

Keep going, keep going,
Keep the pressure high.
Hold me tight, hold me tight,
Right into the night.
Don’t be shy, I won’t bite,
I won’t cross the line.
Say what you want and I’ll deliver.


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For the second chorus, we missed the hook section, instead going straight to the bridge. For this, a steadicam was being used, with him sweeping onto the stage before a cool effect was done which made the lasers being used seem hazy. There was a shot of him looking slightly up (as pictured) before he slowly dropped to the floor which was captured by the steadicam. He looked at the camera as it slowly went past his face. He had an expression of desperation which made sense due to the lyrics that he was singing. The audience in the arena could be heard slightly as he dropped to his knees.

I realised I had no chance,
You’re too strong to resist.
It only took one look,
You didn't have to try hard.
A wave of lust took over,
My self control, it was gone.
That’s when it all started…

So, don’t stop, no, don’t stop,
I’ll never get tired.
Drive me mad, drive me mad,
No, girl, don’t be kind.
You had me from the start,
Then I knew I was
Held captive by the look in your eyes.


As he continued singing the chorus once again, he got up from the position that he was once in - now standing up with a strong masculine pose in the same way he was standing before. The male dancers who had joined Ronen on the stage reappeared from the darkness, now alongside some female dancers. There were camera shots of the five of them on the stage together, all standing at quite some distance from each other in what could only be described as a trapezium shape with Ronen on the inside of this. The dancers started to dance along with the beat of the music in a carefree, youthful way - fitting with the style of the music. The green colour was still shown rather evidently in the staging but it wasn't as green as the stage up to this point. The green was mixed with flashes of normal (white lighting) which you could see with each of the camera shots.

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Crazy Lighting: The lights go crazy for the final time when Ronen sings "Say what you want" over and over again...

As we moved to the second half of the chorus, he started copying some of the dance moves that the dancers around him were doing. As he did throughout the song, he made sure to keep on looking forward, meeting all of the camera cues that came on him. There was a shot from above him, an aerial shot, looking down at the end of the second part of the chorus. As he was saying the last line, "Say what you want, and I'll deliver" he looked up in a suggestive way, making eye contact with the lens of the camera before winking when he finished saying that line. The camera then extraordinary zoomed into his eyes before the whole picture turned black before another camera quickly zoomed out from the stage as a whole, showing the intense lighting going crazy on the Polkopian stage (as pictured above). Ronen kept on singing and dancing until he finished the song.

Keep going, keep going,
Keep the pressure high.
Hold me tight, hold me tight,
Right into the night.
Don’t be shy, I won’t bite,
I won’t cross the line.
Say what you want and I’ll deliver.

Say what you want,
Say what you want,
Say what you want,
I'll deliver
Say what you want,
Say what you want,
Say what you want,
I'll deliver


At the end of the song, there was huge applause for Ronen. He bowed to the audience before shouting, "Thank you everyone! Thank you!" He then moved off the stage to make way for the act from Beepee...
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Postby Beepee » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:35 pm

20. BEEPEE
"Marry Me"
Performed by
The Goolies

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Tune: Die Draufgänger - Marie


The Goolies are a band made up of Xavier Breth (22), Frank Chaat (23), and Hodja Wiest (23).  The trio grew up together on the same street, and were best friends at school. 

At an early age they each showed an aptitude for music with Xavier taking up trombone and Frank, the accordion and Hodja focused on vocals and songwriting. 

For a brief time Xavier and Hodja dated, but the two are now just friends.

In their mid-teens they formed their first polka band playing traditional polka waltzes.  Before moving into more contemporary schlager as they reached their late teens.

Within Beepee, The Goolies have had some minor hits on the specialist music charts.  But they've never been mainstream, until now...

YA DOMAL ETYA BIY VES YABSEG

Xavier and Hodja decided to explored the wonders of Peeto and spent a morning exploring the magnificent city with its intriguing history.  Looking for a way to pass the afternoon, they opened their welcome pack and discovered an advert for the Worldvision Museum.  They determined that this would be a wonderful trip the pair could do together as Frank had holed himself up at the hotel room minibar and was gorging himself on miniature bottles of vodka and Toblerone.

Xavier and Hodja headed to the Arts District and followed the handy toursits map located in the welcome pack and easily found the museum.

The wandered around the displays, starting at the very first Polkopian entry by Anastasia Ulanski at WorldVision 22.  In those days, the sign read, Worldvision was a very different competition.  Xavier and hodja marvelled at the display including photos.

It wasn't long before they reached the Anna Petravona - Love Is Not A Game display.  The display included the Trophy from the 25th edition of Worldvision which Anna won.  The sign said "Hometown Winner".  The 25th edition was the first to be held in Peeto and the first time the Polkopian entry won.

The displays from WorldVision 30 to 35 were some of the most glorious.  It was clear that this time was a special time for Polkopian entries with a run of 6 top 5 entries in a row, started of by Deborah Pitch's victory and ended by Natasha Sedomova's win.

As they contiuned through the museum, Xavier and Hodja were astounded by all of the songs they knew and loved. Cameron Poloz's 'Stešti'' from WorldVision 53, WorldVision 69's Yulia Vegovna and the Vegovites with 'We Don't Want Fatiman' and Worldvision 79's Stefan ft. Alexandra smash 'Drink To That'.  Xavier and Hodja agreed that they should do a covers album of all the polkopian hits.

Xavier and Hodja marvelled at the well curated exhibition, the fashions through the generations, loved the unique articles on display such as Alexandra's 3 inch heels and Rokzana's metallic amber dress from Worldvision 82.

It was truly a marvellous collection, and Hodja and Xavier left in awe and wondering if they would ever be included in a Beepeean Museum of Worldivison.


Beepeean Televisual Commentary

Hugh Jakeman, institution, drunkard, and potentially institutionalised, is once again providing sensationalism and patriotic fervour with his commentary for those televisual viewers in Beepee and across the multiverse online.

"that was the Estogium entrant, Ronen Bellegarde singing "Deliver", and my, just like our local postie, he certainly delivered there. A fine strapping lad and a fine performance sure to do well.

Well next up its The Goolies, a vivacious trio. Xavier Breath and Hodja Wiest are here singing and if your looking for Frank Chaat, well he's missing for a good part of this.

This really is a WorldVision type song, with trombone, melodeon and a sense that they're a sandwich short of a picnic.

Here they are! Beepee's Goolies, let's cheer them on in word and gesture.


PERFORMANCE

OOCly: For the purposes of this song the colour following colour coding indicates which person/s are singing.
Xavier Breth,
Frank Chaat,
Hodja Wiest,
all 3 of the Goolies,
and
Xavier Breth and Hodja Wiest


As the postcard ends and a ripple of polite applause waves through the crowd. The director starts with a full shot of the stage which is set in darkness before a single spotlight silhouettes Xavier from behind as the song begins.

I wonder if one day you'll notice me,
I wonder if one day you'll finally see,
I wonder if one day you'll come to me,
I wonder if one day you'll marry me.


As the drums bang the stage becomes aglow, and the band are standing across the stage.  Xavier has his accordion and Frank has his trombone.  Whilst Hodja is dressed in a white ruffled wedding dress and holding a bouquet.

Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh


The director cuts to a face and head shot of Xavier who continues...

I sit alone, awaiting by the phone,
It never rings, you'd think that I'd lose hope,
Its all I've got, the little that remains,
I think of you and my heart is filled with pain.


For the following verse, the director cuts between Frank and Xavier.  With each yell Frank let's out he raises his trombone over his head single handedly. 

In line with the bounce of the music, The Goolies begin to get more excited.

Bang bang
My heart it beats at thousand bpm
How fast
I dont think anyone could understand
Can't last
I tell myself that one day you'll love me back
Oh Man!
Until then it feels like a heart attack.

As he sings the last line, Xavier clutches his chest before smiling and winking down the camera, a la Chiara.

I wonder if one day you'll notice me,
I wonder if one day you'll finally see,
I wonder if one day you'll come to me,
I wonder if one day you'll marry me.


Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh


During the Whoa-oh's the director cuts to a full stage view.  The audience will see the Goolies bouncing up and down the music, which is a little infectious for the live studio audience.

As the following verse is sung, Xavier and Hodja do some choreographed walking passing each other on the stage...

And when I'm out, walking about town,
I think of you and my head is in the clouds,
And if I pass you as you're walking down the street,
It takes all my strength to stay up upon my feet.


As the following verse is sung, Xavier pretends to get faint as Hodja passes him and Frank rushes to help him remain upright.

My knees knock, and I feel my head go light,
I can't stop, it's like the world falls out of sight,

Just you
You're the one who makes everything all right,
You're the one, I wish I could be with tonight,


As the chorus begins again The Goolies continue to bounce energentically around the stage.

I wonder if one day you'll notice me,
I wonder if one day you'll finally see,
I wonder if one day you'll come to me,
I wonder if one day you'll marry me.


I wonder if one day you'll notice me,
I wonder if one day you'll finally see,
I wonder if one day you'll come to me.


As the verse begins, and the music slows, Xavier and Hodja, who are at either end of the stage begin to slowly walk to each other singing the following verse.

But until then, 'til that day, finally comes round,
I'll just be here, all alone, in the lost and found,

You are waiting for me like a stray puppy on a leash,
Wondering if one day, one day you'll marry me.

I wonder if one day you'll notice me,
I wonder if one day you'll finally see,
I wonder if one day you'll come to me,
I wonder if one day you'll marry me.


As the trombone kicks in again for the chorus, The Goolies really appear to be enjoying themselves, and start air clapping to get the stadium audience involved.

As Hodja sings the next bridge, she smiles sweetly down the camera, occasionally sniffing her bouquet.

Marry, Marry,  Marry
I wonder if one day you'll marry me.
I wonder if one day you'll marry me.


As the final chorus approaches  Xavier and Hodja, face each other close together.

I wonder if one day you'll notice me,
I wonder if one day you'll finally see,
I wonder if one day you'll come to me,
I wonder if one day you'll marry me.


As the sings the final line, Xavier drops to one knee and Hodja becomes flushed.

As the music ends, Hodja throws her bouquet into the audience,  knocking an unsuspecting WVfan on the head. 

The Goolies stand in a row, waving at the crowd before saying "Thank you", and rushing off stage.

Beepeean Televisual Commentary

The warm and mellow voice of Hugh Jakeman, returns to the airwaves, and through a chuckle

"Did you see that lump in the front row getting whacked by the bouquet... its no surprise really, WorldVision fans can't catch!

That was The Goolies there.  That was very energetic, they might be a bit sweaty after that performance.  Very energetic.

I doubt that'll be challenging the top of the leaderboard but I've been wrong before.

Up next its......
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21 || AGUSTINUS SETIAWAN || APAKAH INI CINTA?

Postby Pemecutan » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:31 am



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21

Agustinus Setiawan - "Apakah Ini Cinta?"
Music: Evan Darmawan
Lyric: Agustinus Setiawan
Tune - Rascal Flatts - What Hurts The Most


Previously at 86th WorldVision Song Contest
At the 86th WorldVision Song Contest which was held in Oreo City, Antahbrantahstan, Pemecutan was being represented by a collaboration from Gading Mahesa and Ayu Purnami. Their song is entitled 'Lepaskanlah" or Let It Go successfully finished 10th in the competition marking the highest position ever made by Pemecutanian entry in WorldVision. It gained 68 points from Jury and 80 points from Televotes for a combine score of 148. The result is a jump of 11 placement from the 85th competition where they finished 21st.

The result have also catapult the popularity of both Gading Mahesa and Ayu Purnami in Pemecutan itself. The competition, WorldVision Song Contest, is also become more known by the local because of this. The delegation leader stated that the result have give a positive vibe to the music contest fans where previously we are only finished better in World Hit Festival but nonetheless we can also shine here in WorldVision. PRIA together with UBC have come to a closed talks about establishing a similar competition in Pemecutan where the winner may be eligible to compete in both WorldVision and World Hit Festival. But no official statement have been release yet. And the fans are waiting for a positive result from the meeting.


The Entry
With an intense National Selection and National Televote, it is reveal that Pemecutan entry for 87th WorldVision Song Contest is Agustinus Setiawan with his song "Apakah Ini Cinta?" or Is This Love?. Born in small town of Belanjong 30 years ago, Agustinus Setiawan started his singing career in 2010 when he was only 20 years old. He was joined in a boy band named Lanang which means Men. The band was consist of 7 men including him. After releasing 2 albums, Agustinus decided to resigned from the group and focusing on his study. His decision to resigned have become a controversial issue as there are leaked news that said about the clashed between him and another group member. Agustinus didn't make comment about the allegation which makes the news keeps viral for sometimes.


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Resigning from the boy band, Agustinus pursue his career in acting. He was playing for several television series and film made for televisions. During his acting career, he doesn't forget about his root as a singer. He released some singles throughout his acting career although no solo album is being released. The song, "Apakah Ini Cinta?" is his latest single which was released in December 2020. It was his 5th single. The song is getting mild response and peaked at 6th in PRIA Music Charts which is his highest achievement during his solo career. Aside from acting and singing, Agustinus started his new career as a model in 2019. In mid-2020, he become Brand Ambassador of UBJ Hotels, the largest hotel chain in Pemecutan.

"Apakah Ini Cinta?" was written by Agustinus himself. It is his first time to write his own song. Although he have several times tried to write his own song but he sometimes become less confidence about the lyrics he made. His fellow friend in Lanang, Rizal Adnyana, convince him to use his writing after he read the lyric that Agustinus's make. He then approached Evan Darmawan who has been in collaboration with for his previous songs. Darmawan was quite impress with the lyric that he made and agree to compose the music for the lyric. After several months of trials and errors, the music is finished. Agustinus then began recording the song for his next single. The result is given green light from his music label which then being produced as another single of him. The song was then released in early December and went to peaked at 6th.

The song initially tell a story of a man who developed a strange feelings for the first time which he confused if his feeling is truly love or not. Some fans argue that the song is a sign that Agustinus might be in love with someone. Although until now no one knows if Agustinus have ever had a girlfriend. He was once rumored to have a relationship with a female singer from another girl band. The relationship was only lasted for 2 years. But after that no one knows about Agustinus private lives anymore.

The Performance
Agustinus is seeing himself in the mirror for the last time. He is wearing jet black long blazer with black round neck sweater and grey fabric pants. His hair is only being volume up so the wavy is more visible. After the last checking, he is escorted to the backstage while Beppeean performer is finishing their performance.

The host is calling for Agustinus for his time to perform as Beepeean singer are getting off the stage. The stage is darken and Agustinus is standing in the center of the stage. The standing microphone is positioned in front of him. The sound of guitar can be heard as the intro of the song is playing, a single light is enlighten him. He is starting to sing the first verse. He sometimes smiling as he sing some of the lyrics. It's like he is imagining something that makes him happy. His feet is also moving along with the rythmn keeping his tempo intact.

He softly punch his right chest as he sing the phrase 'Tak adapat kutahan getaran debaran di dada'. And he grab the microphone while he is playing with the mic stand until the bridge is finished.

Terlukis indah senyuman manis di wajahmu
Beautifully painted sweet smile on your face

Dan ku terpana
And I was stunned

Suara yang lembut mendayu merasuk ke dalam ragaku
A soft, seductive voice penetrated into my body


Tak dapat kutahan getaran debaran di dada
I could not hold back the tremors in my chest

Ku tersiksa, Ingin ku teriakkan
I'm in torment, I want to shout

Apa yang ku rasa tak pernah kukira kan datang
What I feel I never thought would come

Apakah ini cinta
Is this Love

He sway away the mic stand and walk to the front stage as he is singing the chorus. The lights are enlighten as he walks to the front. He is standing right in the front and singing wholeheartedly until the chorus is finished.

Benarkah ini yang kurasakan
Is this really what I feel

Begitu mempesona tak dapat tergantikan
So enchanting is irreplaceable

Dan ku berharap kau pun rasakan
And I hope you feel it too

Seperti apapun yg kurasakan
Like whatever I feel

Karna kau lah yang ku pilih
Because you are the one I choose

The lights are dimmed again as he sing the second verse. He is standing in the front stage for a split second before moving again. He is walking back and forth to the left and right, making a welcoming gesture to the audience.
He goes back to the center stage as he sing the bridge while the lights are dancing away with different colors to give a vibrant and energetic vibe.

Langkah yang anggun menguatkan pesonamu
Graceful steps amplify your charm

Dan ku terpaku
And I froze

Tatapan matamu seakan menembus ke dalam sukmaku
Your gaze seemed to penetrate into my soul


Masih kurasakan getaran debaran di dada
I still feel the vibrations pounding in my chest

Ku tersiksa, Ingin ku teriakan
I'm in torment, I want to scream

Apa yang kurasa tak dapat tertahankan lagi
What I feel is unbearable

Ingin ku mengungkapkan
I want to reveal

He walks again to the front stage as he sing the second chorus. The lights are getting more bright with different colors that playing nicely following the music of the song. He is singing more powerful in the second chorus which accompanied by it's music. Making him giving more energy to the song that he is sing.

Benarkah ini adalah cinta
Really this is love

Tak dapat terlukiskan betapa indahnya
It can't be described how beautiful

Dan ku berharap kau pun rasakan
And I hope you feel it too

Seperti apapun yang kurasakan
Like whatever I feel

Karna kau lah yang ku pilih
Because you are the one I choose

With a small interval, he is building up his emotion to sing the last chorus. He pour his heart out. It can be seen in his expression as the camera is giving a close up of his face for a few time. He is slowing down the tempo with the soften music as the song is ended.

Benarkah ini yang kurasakan
Is this really what I feel

Begitu mempesona tak dapat tergantikan
So enchanting is irreplaceable

Dan ku berharap kau pun rasakan
And I hope you feel it too

Seperti apapun yg kurasakan
Like whatever I feel

Karna kau lah yang ku pilih
Because you are the one I choose

A clapping sound can be heard from the audience who is loving the song and his performance. Agustinus is giving his last bow before heading off to the backstage. He exhale loudly. Feeling relieve after his performance. And he is walking back to the dressing room where he can resting himself while hearing the other performances.
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22 - TALVEZOUT

Postby Talvezout » Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:27 am


22 \ TALVEZOUT
LORENZO / "NEVER"

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PHODA, TALVEVZOUT - To quote Titter user @MissyTerrel65, Talvezout has been seriously going through it at Worldvision. The last time the sunny Jewish-Indigenous island nation had placed in the top ten was Worldvision 79, held on home soil in Phoda - nearly 10 contests ago. The best the nation has done is 12th, with Nahlcomo faring even worse. Entries that were massively hyped up to do well - "Dime Mas", "Image of You", "The Word" all barely made the left side of the scoreboard, with the nation even failing to compete for two contests in a row after Worldvision 84. Despite some of Talvevzout's best and brightest competing - Laura, Isobella Bachelor, Lady Kimk, to name a few - the island seemed accursed to forever being in 12th place and below. Doing well was never in the cards for Talvezout in Worldvision - out of 35 appearances at the contest, they only made the top ten a grand amount of eleven times - a 31% success rate, with top five finishes being at an even worse 14%.

Clearly, Talvezout was doing something wrong. Was it their entries? The nation had acquired the reputation of sending some out-of-the-box entries, especially in comparison to the usual dance-pop Worldvision preferred. TRT constantly having funding issues had to play a part as well - sending low budget entries certainly doesn't help in the scoring. But even when the broadcaster scrapped enough money to send a grand entry, it wasn't enough. Bring up Worldvision 38 to any Talvezian Worldvision fan, and you're bound to either get tears or a slap in the face. Maybe it was the artists? TRT has their rotating selection of artists they picked from, with familiar names like Lorenzo, Isobella Bachelor, Lady Kim, Laura, and Modern Tears making frequent appearances at the contest. Given how the usual winners were pop starlets and hunky-twunky men, perhaps the offerings of the island nation failed to appeal to many. In the end, no one could truly tell what or who was the cause of Talvezout's misfortunes.

After Talvezout had to do a last minute withdrawal from Worldvision 85 due to yet another round of budgetary issues, TRT contemplated withdrawing all together. Following the sugar high of Worldvision 79, viewing figures were ebbing and waning. Big entries like "Image of You" and "Dime Mas" brought in viewers, but their inevitable failures only served to dampen any possible enthusiasm the populace had. Why bother to send an entry when TRT was gonna always fail to secure funding and the nation was gonna place below the top ten anyways? As critic Paula Maurglis noted, "TRT seems to be preoccupied with torturing themselves by putting up an entry for Worldvision when we all know it's not gonna really get anywhere." So, TRT didn't put up an entry for Worldvision 86. And to the sad shock of no one, not many in Talvezout seriously cared.

One may charge that Talvezout, as a whole, is being rather histrionic. Worldvision is a giant competition - 30+ nations usually compete every contest, so placing in the top 20 ought to be some form of consolation, right? While that is true, on an emotional level it doesn't quite gel. The constant emotional repetition of trying and and not-quite flopping does not do well for the national psyche. Given how Talvezout had been competing since Worldvision 35, it's a bit of a painful record.

Still hope springs eternal, and when Worldvision 87 came around, TRT got ready to prepare entry for the competition. This time, TRT decided to stick with the tried-and-tested. Lorenzo, Talvezout's best performing artist in the contest , was called in to help create an entry. Lorenzo was definitely no stranger to all of this - having hosted and performed at the contest multiple times, she knew exactly what to do for her homeland.

"Never" is rather unique when compared to Talvezout's other entries. It lacks the rock and electronic stylings of previous entries - in fact, it lacks practically any instruments at all. Save for a bass and some finger snaps, there are no other instruments used within the song. Lorenzo created such a minimalist entry as so to focus on the performance and theatrics of the entry. With an entry so reliant on the singer, Lorenzo knew that Talvezout's hopes all laid rest on her shoulder. And God willing, it would all finally go right.


Following up a high-energy entry from Pemecutan with a low key jazz lounge entry from Talvezout was bound to be an odd juxtaposition, but that's how it was meant to be. Not that it bothered Lorenzo. Her experience at Worldvision practically rendered her immune from such musical dissonances. Of course, the Talvezian entry was also a probable relief to PNB - just having to just drag on three wooden chairs on stage beats having to lug around band instruments, or God forbid, a whole mini-stage. The entry itself was staged in an extremely minimalist manner. Three wooden chairs were on stage - two on the opposing ends of the down-stage, and one at the end of the catwalk. A single solitary light hung above each chair, illuminating them from above. Two performers would stand in front of the two chairs in the back, with Lorenzo standing at the one in front. Each would be dressed in the most basic of outfits - a form-fitting black turtleneck, with black slim jeans to match. It was all quite artistic, and cheap as well for TRT.

As the cool bass stylings of the esteemed jazz bassist Laurie Parro would play through the speakers of the arena, Lorenzo and her fellow performers would start snapping their fingers in tune with the rhythmic beat of the song. A solitary spotlight would come on for Lorenzo as she would coolly intone the opening words of her song. She would turn her head to the camera with a sly smile, clearly having something up her metaphorical sleeve for the performance.


Never know how much I hate you
Never knew that I couldn’t care
I’ve forgotten how your arms feel ‘round me
You’re such a bad lover that I’m in despair


The two other performers onstage would do a quick sidestep to reveal what was exactly in the chair they were all standing in front of. A rather rugged and hunky man would be sitting squarely on each of the chairs, with them wearing slightly revealing button up shirts and somewhat tight jeans. The more salacious elements of the Worldvision crowd would holler and cheer following the smoldering and sexy reveal, with many viewers at home presumably doing the same. Each of the performers would wrap their arms over their man, who would in turn wrap their arms upwards around each dancer. This little move would reveal that each man was basically tied to the chair - viewers would see the ropes and handcuffs around their arms and legs as the camera would linger on the smallest of glances each performer would give to each other.

With a great dramatic flair, each performer would move away from their respective man in one fluid motion. In doing so, they would strip off part of their man's clothing with their toned abs with light wisps of chest hair coming to view. To the hoots and hollers of the audience, each of the two dancers would remove black sweaters in turn, revealing fetish-wear-esque black leather bras underneath. As the two performers would do this somewhat erotic manuver, Lorenzo would sit down in her chair. As the camera would turn from the performers to her, she would break out in a small but knowing smile - she knew that the audience was definitely enjoying what was going on the stage.


I thought I could never
You ain’t fulfilling my needs
Never there when I need you tight
Never, there in the morning
Never, late in the night

I say that I’m just fine
But I keep my feelings bottled tight
We were in love but now it’s not the same
And you’re never there to treat me right


Lorenzo would turn and straddle her chair as she would sing the refrain once more, with the camera lingering on the form fitting sweater she wore for a second. Behind her, the fellow performers she was onstage with would strip off the tight jeans they had on - revealing fishnets and a very erotic short black leather skirt. Despite Lorenzo being fully clothed, she still had an air of smoldering sensuality about her - her long jet black locks and flattering wear helped out in that department.

I thought I could never
You ain’t fulfilling my needs
Never there when I need you tight
Never, there in the morning
Never, late in the night

Bad men are never gonna be great lovers
That’s something everyone should know
Bad lovers ain’t a new thing
Bad lovers long ago


In one fell swoop, the other performers would rip off their male counterparts' pants, revealing some rather tight jockbriefs underneath. The crowd would go wild once more as the camera would return to Lorenzo, who was once more straddling the chair, legs wide open. As she would start singing the bridge of her song, the lights illuminating her backing performers would fade to black, leaving Lorenzo alone in the darkness. She would get up from her chair and focus on the camera, with the camera in turn focusing on her. As she would quote, in her own way, the story of Adam and Eve, the lights illuminating her would change to a flame-orange and red coloring, corresponding with the slight change in the bass.

Adam loved Eve
Eve hella the same
But when they bit the fruit of the tree
They both knew they were both to blame

"Thoust a bad lover
“When thou biteth
"Never have been so uncouth
"Never! Burn afire
"Never again, banned here forsooth"


The lights would come back on the backing dancers, illuminating them in silhouette. The audience would seen the silhouettes of the performers practically straddling each other in shadow, as Lorenzo would return to straddling her chair. With the camera traveling from her hand, still performing finger snaps, up to her face, she would effectively draw the audience in with her facial expressions. She would be holding on an expression of simultaneous disgust and delight. Disgust in the fact that she had a deadbeat lover, but delight in the fact he was getting comeuppance in his own way. For this section, the camera would focus on Lorenzo's own body language and expressions. Each change in position, even the littlest movement of eyebrows, would practically add a new element to the performance. No one in the stadium was expecting such an entry from Talvezout, but Lorenzo had them all beat.

Of course what was that was
And you’re never quite there
You’re coldness always kills ‘em
And I shout “I just don’t care!”

I’ll never love you ever
You I won't miss
Never when I need to be tight
Never! I won’t miss this
Never did you treat me right


For a brief moment, the various LED screens provided by PNB would illuminate the dancers and Lorenzo in silhouettes. As the dancers would straddle their men once more (to more hoots and hollers), black silhouettes of women slow dancing and pole dancing would come on. Lorenzo would be still be fully visible however, as she would sing the prechorus before the last verses of the song. Some brief cheers would be heard as she would reference Polkopia and Electrum, with Lorenzo breaking out in a surprised laugh following these reactions to the line. The images on the various LEDs would fade to black as this verse would end, with all other lights fading out in turn. Lorenzo would be left illuminated by a solitary spotlight, with the camera returning it's focus to her.

Now you've listened to my story
Here's the point that I have made
Bad men are gonna be bad lovers
Be him Polkopian or Electrum, babe


The camera would return to the backing dancers, who were now equipped with whips and other BDSM paraphernalia. As the camera - and the audience - would see the women readying the whips, it would return back to Lorenzo. She was sitting, one leg crossed over the other, on her chair, with a single raised hand in the air, snapping along to the song. As we would see the women utilizing their whips in silhouettes, a sly smile would return to Lorenzo's lips. It was truly now her turn, and in character, she relished getting her revenge on her own bad lover. As she would sing the closing lines of the song, she would get up and slowly walk on the catwalk - all in rhythm. Her backing dancers would follow, practically parading their men with harnesses and leashes. The camera would focus on Lorenzo with the backing dancers close behind her, slowly zooming in from the audience onto them. And as the lights would fade out following the end of the song, Lorenzo would slowly turn her back to the audience, finishing right as the song would end.

Such a bad lover
Trust me, you won’t miss ‘em
Better to lose and learn
Better you should make them sizzle

And now it’s gonna be my turn
And now it’s gonna be my turn
And now it’s gonna be my turn
And now it’s gonna be my turn


As the backing dancers were somehow now fully clothes in the blink of an eye, they would give thanks to the audience before running offstage. Fingers crossed, tonight would hopefully be Talvezout's lucky night. This entry marked Talvezout grand return to the contest. Would they be welcomed with open arms and adoration, or refusal and disgust. Or perhaps worst of all, mere indifference? It would remain to be seen. But however way Talvezout would end the night, Lorenzo could at least be proud of her work. "Never" was a quite daring entry, especially in light of previous Talvezian entries being rather artsy affairs. But with an air of smoldering sexuality, she upended that all. And, in due time, hopefully she would be rewarded for her bravery. At the very worst, she could return home a star, and at the very best, a practical national hero. Whatever happened, she was ready. And as the Talvezian delegation would return to the lush green room PNB provided, Lorenzo got ready to continue enjoying the great spectacle of sound and color the entire multiverse had prepared. It was going to a great, and most of all, memorable night.
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Postby Waisnor » Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:11 am

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Svetlana Mikhalkova - Sorvat' maski/Tune: Gia Woods - Hungry


Svetlana Mikhalkova appeared on the stage quite recently - she recorded her first single in 2019. However, she managed to gain some popularity. By the way, the release of her first album is expected soon, which will include this song)

Now let's move on to the song. At the beginning of the performance, the background turned red, and Svetlana stood in the center. In front of her face she had a red mask on a stick, with which she, in fact, covered her face. Behind her to the left and to the right were two men in white suits, also with masks in front of their faces.

Может нам стоит снять свои же маски
Maybe we should take off our own masks

Я уже не могу поверить в сказки
I can no longer believe in fairy tales

Не хочу больше жить в стране обмана
I don't want to live in the land of deception anymore

Нам пора избавиться от балагана
It's time for us to get rid of the booth


Svetlana took off her mask, but the men still left them. By the way, they began to dance still behind Mikhalkova's back. In the background, all sorts of movement of red and black fragments has already begun.

Все играют чужие роли
Everyone plays someone else's role

Каждый здесь будто безволен
Everyone here seems to be weak

Полон мир и лжи, и порока
World is full of lies and vice

И я хочу, чтобы реальность не была жестока
And I want reality not to be cruel


And just before the chorus, everyone threw their masks up. And on the background, suddenly the black fragments changed to white. The men stepped forward on a par with Svetlana and began to dance much more energetically.

Пора сорвать маски, нам достаточно вранья
It's time to rip off the masks, we have enough lies

Пора узнать, кто лев, кто свинья
It's time to find out who is the lion, who is the pig

Пора сорвать маски, не потерпим больше лжи
Time to rip off the masks, we won't tolerate more lies

Мы за правду, господа, госпожи
We are for the truth, ladies and gentlemen


The men stopped and the lights above them went out. Meanwhile, Svetlana lifted her mask and went somewhere. The light turned on in another part of the stage and there were two white mannequins.

Все вокруг не показывают лица
Everyone around doesn't show their faces

И никто не может остальным открыться
And no one can open up to the rest

У всех в шкафу есть и тайны, и скелеты
Everyone has secrets and skeletons in the closet

Люди просто живут, скрывая секреты
People just live, hiding their secrets


Mikhalkova walked around them, playfully touching them with her fingers and a mask to boot. The camera followed her circling the mannequins. There were still various changing red and black lines in the background.

Не могу сказать, где ложь, а где правда
I can't tell where is the lie and where is the truth

Посреди этого маскарада
In the middle of this masquerade

Но правдивая натура
But true nature

Видна будет у всех, без всякого гламура
Will be visible to everyone, without any glamour


And then Svetlana broke the stick on the knee on which the mask was held. The broken parts were left on the stage. On the screen, by the way, the mask itself flew to smithereens.

Пора сорвать маски, нам достаточно вранья
It's time to rip off the masks, we have enough lies

Пора узнать, кто лев, кто свинья
It's time to find out who is the lion, who is the pig

Пора сорвать маски, не потерпим больше лжи
Time to rip off the masks, we won't tolerate more lies

Мы за правду, господа, госпожи
We are for the truth, ladies and gentlemen


The song ended immediately and Svetlana bowed to the audience, after which she said: "Thank you! You are the best!"

Or if you're lazy, just remember "Goodbye"
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81 = 18th/34
82 = 22nd/31
83 = 27th/41
84 = 15th/27
85 = 20th/28
86 = 14th/32
87 = 14th/36
88 = 22nd/32

51 = 10th/20
52 = 19th/24
53 = 11th in the semifinal/33

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