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Postby Natanya » Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:57 pm

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Week 3 had arrived, and so had the theme for the week. Joke entries. Oh dear, this wasn’t something Natanyans were very known for, in fact the Natanyan delegation was often vocal about their distaste for obviously unserious entries in the competition. To make it worse, it wasn’t an open choice either. The winner of Week 2, Alevian Avanate from Gallicelestia, got to allocate tunes from a pre-selected list to the rest of the remaining queens. Natti was given a 00s classic, Fight for this Love by Cheryl. This inspired mixed feelings for Natti. The song was a tune, one she liked a lot, and looking over the lyrics, they did seem primed for a parody of some sort. Hardly the hardest tune to get, it seems she’d gotten off pretty lucky with Alevian’s choice. However, the lack of personal choice meant having to come up with a concept for a parody, and then writing fitting lyrics for a tune you didn’t choose and had no previous ideas and concepts for. As nonserious as the final products would be, this’ll be a deceivingly difficult week.

To the drawing board Natti went. Inspiration was sorely needed. WV’s joke entries varied massively in style and effort. Many were mere shitposts that could barely be described as entries. Staying accurate to them would not likely get us very far in the rankings, as accurate as they would be. Others that actually done well rarely followed a pattern. Some had witty lyrics to make the audience genuinely laugh, some had genuinely good tunes despite the more comedic performance and some just put way too much budget into said performance and got points out of pity for how much of their budget they must have blown. Natti was getting an idea of what makes a successful WV joke entry, but what makes a successful drag race parody? Drag Queen parodies of popular songs were far from a new concept, an easy way for the less virtuosic queens to stay in the musical limelight after their 15 minutes of drag race fame were over. They also had a range, from the crude to the culturally insensitive, the commonality between them tended to be their edgy adult nature.

This research made Natti conflicted. With her introduction and general decorum so far, she’s tried to bring a bit more class to the werkroom, however the most obvious route to take this entry would described as far from that. She knew that she wanted to keep the performance similar to the original's iconography either way, with the military outfits and dances, just with a comedic spin based on whatever she decided to write about. The performance was easy, the lyrics were the hard part. After deliberation and just like when faced with the RosaNoticias journalist, she decided to let loose and have a bit more fun with it, thinking it’d probably reward her come judging time. And so, she got to work with her initial, crude concept. Writing a parody around bottoming for the first time.




Week 3 Challenge - Joke Entries
Natti LaBelle - Reach for This Lube
Tune: Cheryl - Fight for This Love


The familiar beat of Fight for this Love plays over the studio speakers and the camera pans down to Natti. She is sat in a small fake bedroom, laid in a bed scrolling mindless on her phone. Natti is wearing Cheryl's iconic outfit from the music video and live performances. The prop bedroom opens up across the studio stage as an attractive dancer walks into frame, interacting with Natti as she gets up out of the now rolling away bed. The pair come face to face but then look worryingly at the camera for the final line.

Oooh, Saturday night browsing the usual apps,
See a fit guy, your scrolling stops,
Heading to his after exchanging taps,
Just a problem, you’re both tops.


The pair dance together, mirrored but in synchronisation. They visually represent the lyrics, getting closer for right, pulling away for wrong, looking exhausted for all night long. The synchronisation breaks after the first 3 lines as Natti twirls into the perplexed dancers arms, holding her head as if she'd fainted. Running her arm across his exposed chest as she walks towards the camera, shrugging at the viewers to match the final question of the verse.

Is it right? Is it wrong?
Will we be here all night long?
Are you coming on just too strong?
Feel the pounding in your head,
Feel the body heat in the bed,
How will you feel when all is said?


As the song shifts into the pre-chorus, she once again cosies up to the main dancer, laying her head on his shoulder on "alone" and tapping his belt buckle on "blown", along with a cheeky wink to the viewer. On the third line the pair both swiftly close their legs in faux-pain. Taking it in turns to pose for each "back", they then pose together and saucily lock eyes.

Now you don’t have to face it all alone,
After all most guys are fine with just being blown,
When your cheeks feel like they’re rippin’ apart,
Let’s just go back, back, back, back, back to oral, oooh.


The chorus hit and the pair jump away from each other. Along with it, the camera snaps to the wider view revealing 10 more backing dancers in formation behind them. The dancers were dressed similarly to Natti, but all in black, with their jackets open and noticeably no shirts on underneath. Natti and her dancers proceeded to do a coordinated, military drill styled dance, much like in the original song.

Make sure you prepare right,
Or you’re gonna end up pretty sore,
The pleasure is worth the fight,
When it gets rough gotta reach for more,
You gotta reach, reach, reach, reach for this lube,
You gotta reach, reach, reach, reach for this lube,
You gotta reach, reach, reach, reach for this lube,
Gotta prep’ or you’ll be pretty sore. (oooh)


Natti walks back as her backing dancer walk towards her, some of them grabbing onto her legs and lifting her up above them for the lyric "climb". She then slowly falls back into the arms of some other dancers, stepping forward as her main man comes back into shot.

They’ll be pain before the pleasure,
That’s a hill you have to climb,
But it’ll get easier eventually, yeah,
First’s always the hardest time.


This pre-chorus is similar to it's first iteration, however with the addition of the backing troupe. The other ten all pair up like the main two done beforehand and emulate the tongue-in-cheek dance performed the first time around again.

Now you don’t have to face it all alone,
After all most guys are fine with just being blown,
When your cheeks feel like they’re rippin’ apart,
Let’s just go back, back, back, back, back to oral, oooh.


Much like the pre-chorus, this repeat of the chorus follows much the same routine as the first time around, with Natti and all her backing dancers getting into formation and performing a drill-like dance inspired by Cheryl's original.

Make sure you prepare right,
Or you’re gonna end up pretty sore,
The pleasure is worth the fight,
When it gets rough gotta reach for more,
You gotta reach, reach, reach, reach for this lube,
You gotta reach, reach, reach, reach for this lube,
You gotta reach, reach, reach, reach for this lube,
Gotta prep’ or you’ll be pretty sore. (oooh)


The dancers split as the song shifts into the bridge and the focus descends on Natti. Some out of shot dancers at the back wheel the bed back through the middle. Natti lays back down on the bed beside the original main dancer. As the big note hits, she is handed a bottle of oil and slathers it all over her topless companion. Literally letting it flow.

Trying too hard to impress,
It won’t work, it’s best to go slow,
Don’t become a big mess,
Just lay back and let the passion flow, ohhh.


The lights in the studio flash on and off with the beat as the drill moves of the backing dancers become even more rigid and quick. Similarly, the cameras switch from shot to shot of angles and frames. Once the song moves back to the regularly sounding chorus, the lights goes back to normal and the camera goes steady again, revealing as they dance that now everyone on stage bar Natti is well and truly oiled up. On the second repeat of the chorus, Natti and her dancers break rank and have a bit of fun with it, throw small bottle of a specific relevant liquid into the crowd, having two of the oiled up dancers flirt with a very flustered Carsuurna Kressley and Natti sneakily spraying W. Ross Mathews with an oil bottle actually filled with water and soaking him in the process.

Make sure you prepare right,
Or you’re gonna end up pretty sore,
The pleasure is worth the fight,
When it gets rough gotta reach for more,
You gotta reach, reach, reach, reach for this lube,
You gotta reach, reach, reach, reach for this lube,
You gotta reach, reach, reach, reach for this lube,
Gotta prep’ or you’ll be pretty sore. (oooh)
You gotta reach, reach, reach, reach for this lube,
You gotta reach, reach, reach, reach for this lube,
You gotta reach, reach, reach, reach for this lube,
Gotta prep’ or you’ll be pretty sore. (oooh)


As the song comes to it's end, Natti and her troupe all rush back to the centre of the stage. The dancers one-by-one get into a final pose in the background, Natti gets on her main dancer's knee and reaches over to give him a kiss on the cheek. During this, the song begins it's fade out and such so does the camera. Up pops a little old-timey graphic with just the word Fin. The dancers were sticky, the audience were titillated and whoever was coming on next better watch their step, but Natti was just pleased that everything had worked out and she had a competent performance, hoping that the judges agreed.
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EPISODE THREE | LYRIC SYNC FOR YOUR LIFE | ALEVIAN AVANATE

Postby Gallicelestia » Sat Feb 24, 2024 6:47 pm

LYRIC SYNC FOR YOUR LIFE

ALEVIAN AVANATE (GALLICELÈSTIA) - "I DANCE WITH MY COVEN"




FLASHBACK

"That means Alevian Avanate, though last week you 'floated' to the win, it seems you have fallen this week."



Fallen he has indeed. After his performance, Avanate saw the writing on the wall in the initial reactions of the judges. HaruPaul, Michele Visage, Carsuurna Kressley, and Ross Mathews seemed unsatisfied, confused, and worst of all, none of them were laughing. His joke entry had bombed. Despite the efforts on his part, his work had, much to his dismay, failed to resonate with them. Shaken to his core, Avanate felt entirely like a fish out of water, like a wannabe whose previous win turned out to have only ever been an anomaly, or even worse, annulled. Still, the Gallicelèstian drag artist had not yet given up and hoped that the judges would come around by the time they would announce the results.

The judging started off with HaruPaul declaring that Koloona Allegra was safe. Oddly enough, Avanate felt relieved. Similarly, hearing the judges' positive remarks about Chanel filled him with a sense of pride and he clapped politely. It appears as though Alevian has warmed up to the team members during the second challenge, he's now wanting them to succeed in the competition. The contestant also wanted to give Depression a shot this week, but alas, that wasn't meant to be, Depression had to sashay away. Likewise, assigning one of the easier songs to Mijinak Ze Zemkorow was supposed to present her with an opportunity to prove herself. Yet, Avanate's intentions have, apparently, been lost on the competitor.

When he heard the judges singing praises to his fellow competitor, Der Tod the Lich Queen, Alevian felt a pang of jealousy. It's not that he didn't agree with them, he thought that "Ugunnustan and Me" was a good joke entry. Nonetheless, he wanted to be the object of the judges' affection and adoration. Thus, as HaruPaul told the Lich Queen that she "nailed the challenge once again," Alevian almost flinched. Though he managed to keep his feelings hidden beneath his façade. Intentionally giving one of the harder tracks to the Lich Queen seems to have backfired hard.

Lost in his thoughts, Avanate zoned out while the judging panel commented on Vacuum Cleaner's act. Then, the judges directed their attention toward Alevian. What was to come remained to be seen, but Alevian surmised this moment wasn't going to be his crowning glory.

His intuition was right. Truth be told, Alevian didn't expect to receive any praise from Michele Visage to begin with. Alevian felt like the woman with the soi-disant "tough persona" hasn't been particularly vocal about any fondness for his work in the past. While he hoped that he'd change that this week, he concluded that he not only needed to work harder but also find a way to impress her.
"I don't get it! Is it meant to be funny? The concept is also very confusing," Casuurna said.
"I was considering going for something sexual, but I felt like that's what everyone would think of first. I also had way too many concepts, which led me to procrastinate just so slightly," Alevian said with as much whimsicality as he could muster, attempting to salvage the situation.
What followed was HaruPaul's comment, which ended up affecting the contestant the most. Being told that his entry was "full of multiple poorly developed concepts," was a rather tough pill to swallow. Especially after the success at the previous challenge. His only consolation was that HaruPaul still considered his entry to be "very polished," which at least was better than the alternative.


As the show went on, Avanate became more and more nervous with every passing minute but kept it under control for the sake of his reputation. That is if he still is to have one once ELIMINATION is over. Then, just as Alevian had feared, HaruPaul soon announced that he is in the bottom two this week.
Had Alevian not intended to land on top? Instead, he has achieved the opposite. He has flopped.
Involuntarily, Avanate has become the butt of a joke that he had set himself up for back when he said "And if I fly or if I fall, to win the crown, I'll do it all!"
It's quite ironic that there's poetic justice to the whole situation as Alevian Avanate has now fallen victim to his own hubris. It certainly is an experience he would have preferred to skip. Would this end up being his own Achilles' heel?


Though he was internally fuming that he'll have to lyric sync for his life, Avanate maintained his composure. He really wanted to storm off the stage, but he reminded himself not to give the judges, the cameras, or the competitors the satisfaction of seeing him break down. So the contestant simply kept his face as neutral as he could, walking calmly toward the end of the stage, ignoring everything and everyone around him.



IN HIS ROOM



Avanate has concluded that he only has himself to blame for this disaster, and upon arriving in his room, his façade finally breaks down, and he starts to cry. He feels miserable, and crushed, and is in urgent need of tons of ice cream to get through this. As he cries his heart out, his wails echo through his room and his tears smear his makeup. He heads to the bathroom to examine himself. Exhausted Alevian looks at himself in the mirror, hating the reflection he sees, the reflection of a failure. Still wearing the attire from the challenge, the aging, skinny-athletic 25-year-old blonde man on the brink of "twink death" starts to sing an impromptu adaptation of "You Stupid Bitch" from "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," fully wallowing in his self-misery.

Well, Avanate, you've done it now

Karma's come to tap you on the shoulder
All the vying that's been festering
Plus faking and censoring
Is coming now to crush you like a boulder

You ruined everything
You stupid bitch
You ruined everything
You stupid, stupid bitch
You're just a vying little bitch who ruins things
And wants the world to burn
Bitch
You're a stupid bitch
And lose some weight

I was so close to Paradise
But now the only thing I'm close to is defeat
These words are a metaphor for my soul
Won't stop the self-pity cause I'm on a roll
Gosh, it completes me, but how can that be
When there's no me left to compete

You ruined everything
You stupid bitch
You ruined everything
You stupid, stupid bitch
Yes, I deserve this!
You're just a poopy little slut who doesn't think
And deceives the people he loves
Now she knows I'm not some innocent lamb
She sees me for what I am
Which is a horrible, stupid,
Dumb and ugly, fat and stupid, simple self-hating
Bitch!


After he finishes his intermezzo of self-hatred, which included shouting at himself and tearing off fragments of his dress, he starts to clean himself up. He takes off his stupid Rococo wig and the red clown nose, and he removes his French Court makeup. He decides to leave his room in his raggedy state to calm down and roam the streets of St. Cristopher aimlessly. Luck is on Alevian's side when he finds an authentic Gallicelèstian gelateria in an alley. The owners don't recognize him, he wouldn't have wanted to explain the state he's in to his fellow countrymen. Afterward, he walks on satisfied, gobbling up the sweet relief. At some point, he settles down on a park bench, not caring how late it is or whether he'll even find his way back to the ELIMINATION set.




ALEVIAN'S POV IN THE PARK



Do I even want to stay in the competition anymore? I sigh. I'm not sure. The judges' reaction to my entry, which I considered to be funny doesn't bode well for me, does it? Maybe it would be easier if I just packed my bags and announced that I was going home. Koloona and Chanel don't need me to succeed, anyway. Both will do just fine on their own. And my strategy to neutralize a threat quickly has backfired, terribly. The Lich Queen has won the challenge, and it is me who'll have to lyric-sync for his life. That is unless I throw in the towel...


Though, what happens then?


When I'm back home, they'll say I'm the one who only won one challenge, bombed the next one, and proceeded to just give up. No, giving up at the first sign of adversity would be received far worse than being eliminated ever could.
Gallicelèstia was in ruins after the Civil War and Genocide. Yet, we didn't give up. No, we persevered. Through our hard work, our people, and our nation, recovered and came back stronger than we've ever been before in history. We are no strangers to pain. But you don't ease pain, you overcome it. There still is hope that I can turn this around.
Avanate, you didn't plan on having to become a lyric-sync assassin to stay in the competition, but you still want that crown, don't you? So if you have to lyric-sync your way to the final, so be it.
You can do this Alevian, believe in yourself. You can do it.


First, figure out where you went wrong. The performance itself? No. The idea? No. The execution? Yes. Okay Alevian, now get yourself to figure out what the specific reasons were for this outcome. HaruPaul said it was polished, but that it wasn't cohesive. In my overambition, I tried to weave too many concepts into the lyrics, which ended up confusing, not entertaining them. Yes, that sounds plausible, good.
My reference to Whitney was received quite poorly. Okay, Alevian, be more careful when dealing with sensitive topics. This wasn't the right audience to go about it like that.
Perhaps your concern about it being the right audience also applies to your references to pop culture, so dial that down as well. That 1984 verbiage was too cerebral. Limit yourself in that regard, otherwise, your future work may be too lyrically dense again, and, ultimately, stand a higher risk of being considered poorly developed or executed.
Anything else? No, those probably are the main takeaways from this sad affair. Good. Now, Alevian, get yourself to work on those lyrics for the lyric sync for your life. Those lyrics won't write themselves.



ALEVIAN GETS TO WORK ON THE LYRICS IN THE PARK



As Avanate listens to the tune "Turn The Beat Around" while still sitting in his raggedy state on the park bench in god-knows-where in St. Christopher, the clock strikes midnight, the witching hour, which gives him an idea: rewrite the song as a disco-witch-pop anthem of resilience and overcoming adversity. Ignoring the messages he has since received on his phone, he checks online where Gloria Estefan is from to see if his idea somehow relates to her. Soon he discovers that she was born in Cuba and that her family fled the island and settled in Miami as a result of the Cuban Revolution. He then checks something else and is pleased to find out that Haitian Vodou was already present in Cuba, which thus complements the Latin vibe of the track.

Overall, Alevian feels as though his concept relates nicely to the tune, which itself is energetic and has a positive feel to it. "Turn The Beat Around" sounds like it always was an anthem of resilience, which only reaffirms his decision to pay tribute to the original artist and her life. The general theme of overcoming adversity also is fitting, especially once one considers the history of Gallicelèstia and that he's having to lyric sync for his life.

Pleased with his work after a couple of revisions, he calls in a few favors for his performance before he makes it back to the ELIMINATION set thanks to the help of some friendly people from St. Christopher.



LYRIC SYNC FOR YOUR LIFE PERFORMANCE



Fully aware that this is his last chance to impress the judges and save himself from elimination, he has mixed feelings. Despite all the rehearsals, he needs to force down his anxiety like a shot of Tequila. He's afraid of messing this up. He knows that if he is to stay in the competition, he must become a lip-sync assassin. Alevian could imagine that the judges or the production crew decided to put him in the bottom two to see how he would react to that and if he'll sink or 'float'. But none of that truly matters when his "life" is on the line. Avanate is getting a second chance to convince the judges that he deserves to stay, he knows better than to assume that this will be something easily achieved. Even if Alevian gets to stay, he knows that he won't be celebrating afterward. Having been a lot harsher on Mijinak than his other team members during the second challenge, he still somehow wanted his competitor to succeed this week. He feels conflicted by this two-player zero-sum game and takes one final deep breath, readying himself to get the tone right for this performance. So instead of worrying about what might happen after both of them have lyric-synced for their lives, he tries to think about something positive: no matter what happens, he'll enjoy this performance with his "coven".

At the start of his performance, Alevian stands alone on the stage, with the spotlight shining on him from above. The women who'll be his backing singers and dancers remain hidden from view. They rehearsed the performance and choreography a few times to ensure that this would once again be a polished entry. Assured but not overly confident, he has tucked away his junk, and his cinched waist is emphasized by a striking pose. He wears a wig in the Havana Nights hairstyle, underneath which his naturally blonde hair is concealed, and a short red Homecoming dance dress. He's also wearing his Cha Cha heels, appearing to be counting on his Latin dance skills. His makeup is more natural for this performance, neither spooky in a camp (nor joycamp) sense nor overly artificial like that of the French Court, the performance shall highlight more natural beauty. His head mic is firmly attached to him, and he's grasping a hand mirror with his palm.

0:43 - 1:32

Alevian Avanate -"I Dance With My Coven"

When I was young and pretty
The soldiers came hauntin’ the halls of my city
The sword in the stone sullied my reflection
Hear the beat, my rhythm starts a chain reaction
Whoa, yeah

On the battleground (the battleground)
I dance with my coven
Tried to track us down (track us down, track us down, tried to track us down)
Live by your devotion (yeah)
Live by your wits (go, live by 'em)

On the battleground (ground, ground, ground, ground, ground, ground)
I dance with my coven (move your hips then show 'em your tricks, yeah)
Tried to track us down (yeah, yeah)
Live by your devotion (whoa)
Live by your wits

As Avanate sings the first line, he modulates his voice to sound more youthful and pure, trying to convey a sense of nostalgia, as if he was reminiscing about his life. He proceeds to sing the second line with a slightly more solemn and serious tone, though careful not to juxtapose the vividness of the tune, remembering the criticism he had received from the judges. This is accompanied by him adding meaningful movements that hone in on the experience, and the overarching narrative that he has created.

While he's singing the third line, the contestant examines his reflection in the handheld mirror. Though there's more force behind his vocals, he doesn't sound as if he's angry but rather like someone who's determined to defend himself and the members of his "coven". He proceeds to throw the handheld mirror to the side. As he continues to sing the fourth line of the lyrics, he emphasizes the rhythm and the beat with some fast cha-cha steps while he looks at the judges and moves his hand in a way to symbolize a chain reaction. Alevian channels his inner diva to deliver an impeccably vocalized "Whoa, yeah". Then the lighting becomes more lively too, in various shades of warm colors, with moderately fast changes, as the members of his "coven," his background dancers/singers join him for the next parts.

With fervor, Alevian and the women embark on a celebration of resilience and resistance. Their joyful chants and the cha-cha-inspired prayer-dance circle act in tandem, and synergy for their choreographed ritual. While all of them dance together, the Gallicelèstian queen, who doesn't quite seem to have a heart of ice anymore, continues to demonstrate his vocal range and control. The "witches" put their hands together to emphasize the collective nature of their anthemic prayer for the line "Live by your devotion". Then they add a whimsical, light-hearted flourish to the line "Live by your wits" and make eye contact with the judges.

Similar to the previous section, the "coven" continues onward with their perfectly synchronized dance ritual, though they mix things up a bit by performing more complicated footwork, requiring agility and precision, and making their fluid arm movements more pronounced. For the second line, the group members swing their hips in a playful but not exaggerated manner before they turn their heads in a fashion that symbolizes them tricking those who aren't part of their "coven". For the line "Live by your devotion," calling upon their sisters to practice their witchcraft in their community, they put their hands together again, before the "witches" launch themselves into the last line, which they end together posing, centered around Alevian, the leader of their coven, as he belts out the lyrics with conviction.


After the performance, Alevian thanks the women of his "coven" for having made this performance possible, he enjoyed this much more than his previous performance. Maybe he was never meant to be a clown in the first place. Still remembering that his performance needed to impress the judges, Avanate turns toward them to thank them for their attention without much fanfare, trying to keep it sweet and short. Now he'll have to wait and see if they think that he deserves to stay in the competition.
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Lyric Sync For Your Life

Postby Furballland » Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:56 pm

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Let's Play A Part




Prior to the Lyric Sync for Your Life
Mijinak Ze Zemkorow, your entry seems to think you agree with decision. You are in the bottom 2.


Again, Mijinak is still relegated to the litter box, although he understands that he may not be here any longer, so he is quietly crying, while the "superiors" said to him "Stupid bitch! He can't fucking even do it right!" He heard the bullying and showed their true colors, he was heartbroken and cried so hard, that he couldn't even comprehend something he could have done. The clock struck midnight, and he was forced to prepare the Lyric Sync for You Life, even when he is in emotional trauma, he couldn't handle it at first, but he had no choice but to agree with the decision, and he was determined to finish this before it's too late, or he may face severe consequences, and getting eliminated from the race. He put some effort in his Lyric Sync so he could be impressed by other people, and spare him from elimination.

After that, he goes to his bedroom and listens to Gloria Estefan's Turn the Beat Around, giving him an idea to spare him from elimination, he works hard to create his version of that song and succeeds. His version is called "Let's Play a Part", where someone plays a part in helping others and encouraging others to do the same. He was ecstatic at first, but he didn't know what would happen if he lost to Alevian Avante, as the time came closer, they were preparing to perform and reveal who had won the Lyric Sync of You Life..... No one knows, except for the one and only, HaruPaul.




Lyric Sync for Your Life

Good luck, and DON'T fuck it up. HaruPaul said. Mijinak was not prepared to perform such a song, but he was determined to do it anyway, to not be eliminated, or he may fall into the pits of inferno, no one knows, but he is next after Alevian Avante, he was in no shape to sing, but he pushed himself to the limits to be spared from elimination. By the passing minute, he is frightened that he may get eliminated from the Drag Race. He waited for a few minutes while preparing the Cyberpunk dress, which he would wear later on.

After a few minutes, his confidence was high after some convincing from others, while some contestants were skeptical about it and even said "Fuck no, he won't last a day, hope he got kicked out, haha, fucking loser!" He won't listen to the haters and proceeded to sing the lyric sync while wearing the Cyberpunk dress.




He did some catwalk, and sang in front of the contestants, with some dancing improvised to impress other people, he may be good at dancing, but no one knows when it comes to the competition, so he made sure that he will get spared from elimination.

0:43 - 1:32

Let's play a part and get them
Your motives are sure to be destined with confidence
When you see the light at the end of the point
Let's run around til' we can achieve our goals
Yeah, yeah

Let's play a part now (play a part now)
We can do it right now
Let's play a part now (We can do, we can do, we can do it now)
We should play a part now (now)
Let's play a part (we can do it)

Let's play a part now (now, now, now, now, now, now)
We can do it right now (move apart, we can go through this, now)
Let's play a part now (Yeah, yeah)
We should play a part now (whoa)
Let's play a part


After he performed his Lyric Sync for Your Life, he walked away from the stage, thinking about his future in this contest, and he made sure that he got what we wanted, he was determined to be spared, so he thinks about that...... No one knows about the real future of this competition.
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CHALLENGE FOUR

Postby Gallicelestia » Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:39 am

CHALLENGE FOUR - GRAPHICS

Alevian Avanate (Gallicelèstia)




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COVER ART OF THE SONG
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The Iconic Existence of Mother CupcakKe

An adequately-sized democratic republic located just outside the outskirts of the United States of America, with a priority on educating the newer generations. Inspired by the TikTok phenomenon "Floptropica", Mother CupcakKe is the representation of equality and freedom as a proud, united nation.

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Ew. Jesus. Gross.

Koolona could feel that pit in her stomach. She was so lucky to avoid being in the bottom two…until she found herself in the bottom two. High, safe, safe, it was only a matter of time before her luck would run out and she would find herself lip-syncing for her life to another queen with a very similar track record to hers. The queens back home would not be surprised. Achaean queens are known to be a proud but messy bunch, proud of their craft and messy with their chaotic energy. This time, she needed to harness that 2005 energy of the song and find some way to eke it with her wig (and Koolona) intact.

Always out of focus, as a dwarf startlet, trying so hard to capture some semblance of fame, but always fizzling out in the end. That was always her, Koolona, in a nutshell. Not that she was good, but she could have always done better.

At the start of the beat, she quickly took her black fifties-style bouffant wig off, removed her wigcap, and immediately fluffed her second straight lacefront wig made out of human hair (was it from Brazil? India? Bangladesh? Vietnam? She couldn’t know). Swish to the left—swish to the right! The hair was so long and luscious, the end points of it almost hit Chanel Superior’s arm. Sorry! It wasn’t personal—it’s just the snatch. She was a pretty cool queen and all, but this was her time to shine, to become the lip sync assassin of the season, or so to speak. She needed to slay this as if her rent was due.

The R&B tones of the song did not leave much room for your typical drag queen antics—you know, those that involve hopping and skipping and death dropping and eye injuries due to projectile stiletto heels. Instead, she needed to focus on the raw sensuality of it all (emphasis on the raw part) without sounding either too slutty or desperate. Which, as an Achaean, was quite complicated to pull off successfully. But she took off her iconic fire-colored manteau and revealed a mulberry silk nightgown with lace fringes and a neckline that plunged into her (imaginary) boobs. And, subsequently, she committed the worst sin of all: she took off her heels. It made no sense to use heels, after all, when she is embodying an intimate moment in someone’s bedroom. Again, no need for humps and stomps here.

She ruffled her lacy hair for a bit before getting herself on her knees, ahegao style for a few seconds, and then ready to portray a sultry, mulata heroine waiting patiently for her man…or men. She’s still learning English, trying to get her pronouns right.

I gave you my pleasure, you pleased me
Now you can’t just look at me
Baby, what’s wrong, please?
Are you seeing someone?
Does she treat you better than I treat you, right?
Is she screaming louder in the bed all night?
Or she’s got more money than I can make, you’d like’
A richer woman?
Are you seeing someone?


It was hard to use her soft gestures to combine a mixture of sultriness and resignation, but she needed to try. Koolona played with her straight wig hair, parting one bit to the front and another to the back, not missing the beat of the lip sync. She could care less what hoops and turns and death drops Chanel Superior was doing—this was her time, her moment, her freedom. She walked the runway, left leg first, right leg second, keeping a rhythm until she sat on the small stairs, looking despondent and dejected. Maybe she was despondent. One could not be too sure. Perhaps she was portraying the thoughts of his betrayal (and yes, it was a he). Or she wanted to embody the frustrations of an R&B goddess. Who knew frustration could look so good?

Demure and understated. That was the goal of the performance. She passed her hands through her body, especially her tired perky fake breasts that looked real and her smooth legs. Koolona also parted her luscious hair and pointed at the judges directly, almost as if she were accusing them of cheating, but not having enough strength to fight back. It was just…frustrating. Again, she could care less of whatever gambits Miss Chanel was doing. She needed to put even more effort to stay here, to survive another day.

Then she decided to lunge to the judges’ table on a small side, kicking out the half-empty bottles of water and half-full cups of coffee to the ground, slightly dirtying the laces of the nightgown and startling the judges out their pants! Nobody even dared to get close to them and only speak when they were told to, nobody even tried to force the judges to look at them in the eye and judge the lip sync. She lightly grabbed Carsunna Kressley’s chin with her nail and blew a kiss near his mouth. Michele was startled with the sudden position of her frame. Ross was both intimidated and interested. HaruPaul, however, remained stoic, but it would not be far-off to assume she was quite startled with the sudden outburst. Looking straight to the camera, she lifted her right leg to the air and somewhat contorted herself to lay flat, cross-like in the table, almost as if she were tired yet tried to pull up her energy somewhat at the time of her presentation. She cupped her fake breasts, passed her hands all over her body, and look straight at the camera while doing her presentation. It was part stripper, part drag. And that was the way she liked it.

By the end of the song, Koolona jumped out of the judges’ table and once again sat on the stairs, putting her hands on her chin, and doing a small ha-rumph of frustration. Then she leaned back with her arms on the side in a masculine pose. In a sense, she was daring the judges to eliminate her. Will they do it?

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Postby Mother CupcakKe » Sun Mar 03, 2024 3:35 am

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LYRIC SYNC FOR YOUR LIFE


While Chanel was expecting a poor outcome in this week's challenge due to her lack of graphic design experience and her illness midway through, she absolutely has no intention to be eliminated today. Wanting to embody the ballad quality of 'We Belong Together''s chorus, she decided to rule out any theatrics and flamboyance. Chanel stepped onto the stage wearing a modest, simple, ankle-length white dress, natural make-up and a typical brunette wig. This risky outfit choice, of course, has symbolic meaning ~ the white clothing represents her innocence and vulnerability to match her lyrics. Chanel was going to elevate her performance with raw emotion and singing ability. This being the first time the judges would hear Chanel sing, she hoped her unique approach to her Lyric Sync would be enough to convince the judges to allow her to strut into the Werkroom once again in Week 5. After watching Koolona's performance, Chanel was worried about the future of her time in ElimiNATION, and it certainly was a performance to beat. Despite this, Chanel found some solace in the nature of Koolona's approach and lyrics, both contrasting her own, so she knew the judges would have quite a lot to consider.

Chanel approached the front of the stage, and stood in front of a microphone stand, ready to sing.
All alone, I forgot how to breathe
Fear there's no good underneath
Wish I had someone
To help me not feel lesser
Whenever I act happy, please call my bluff
Who will be the one to convince me that I am good enough?
Please say there's someone to help
I can't stay here forever
Somebody somewhere, help me find my centre

Embracing the ballad sound, she began to sing with her rich, chesty voice while grabbing the microphone stand with one hand and emotively swaying with other, showing how Chanel is truly feeling the music and that it resonates with her. Inspired by her past mental health lows (that she has since recovered from), Chanel could truly relate to the words she's singing, after taking time and care crafting the lyrics to convey her emotion while also remaining lyrically and sonically pleasing to the wider audience, and more importantly, the judges. For stylistic purposes related to the lyrical content, her voice is quite breathy, but it is in the right places and allowing the song to remain sonically pleasing, making it a successful stylistic risk. Chanel begins tearing up as she relives her past in this moment, channelling her emotion into her singing. She skilfully maintains her chesty voice until 'Please say there's someone to help', where she moves to a graceful head voice for the next two lines, before doing a diminuendo back into her chest voice for the last line.

After finishing her tear-jerking performance, she wipes her eyes softly and retreats back to her place off the stage, waiting anticipatedly for the judges' verdict.
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The Iconic Existence of Mother CupcakKe

An adequately-sized democratic republic located just outside the outskirts of the United States of America, with a priority on educating the newer generations. Inspired by the TikTok phenomenon "Floptropica", Mother CupcakKe is the representation of equality and freedom as a proud, united nation.

WV110 (Debut) ~ 2/27th (220 points)
WV111 ~ 11/29th (122 points)
WV112 ElimiNATION ~ 5/9 (Eliminated W5/6) | Awarded Miss Congeniality
WV113 ~ 4th/25th (185 points)

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Vaccum Cleaner- Elysium




Just take me to Elysium, remove my soul from earth
Life are always greener on these mortal plains
I’ve been good my whole life and this is my reward
Going to the place where someone will be loving me


The Isles of the blessed, one final destination for the livin’
Titans guards these fields of rose on the western lands
Escape your doom in Tartarus by being good
Only the good humans no longer here can be there.


Just take me to Elysium, the afterlife calls me
I feel more welcomed in the paradise for the lost and the gone
Take me to the Elysium fields, the place I wanna call home
Hades is the place for every soul empty of life


There is life after life and you will go there
Looks like it’s the end of me so I better prepare myself
The souls will respect me there in Hades
No one cares but only the plains will be there for me


I don’t wanna be reborn, I want to walk on the fields
My time is running out and you will be waking up alone
Once I leave this godforsaken land you can be at peace
The mortals’ souls will be enriched with a heretic soul


Just take me to Elysium
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Postby Todlichebujoku » Thu Mar 07, 2024 9:53 pm

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"Makeup!"
Tune: Camille - "Vuurwerk"

I'll go outside
Sunshine or starry night
All the time, all the boys, all the girls can see me shining bright

I serve it every day
All the ladies say it's hot
But all the while, all I feel, all I see is someone I've forgot

This face can't stay-y
So this look has got to go
And I just can't pick something in between

No, this face can't stay-y
So this look has got to go
And something's got to give for me to breathe

All the years that I'm leaving
I know I must turn away
Oh… no time to doubt

No more heartache of aging
I know no one stays the same
Oh… who am I now?

Makeup!
Makeup on me
Makeup!
Show me what to be

Makeup!
Makeup on me
Makeup!
Come and set me free

Got dizzy and confused
But then I heard a Porter song
It's okay, it's alright, don't be scared, 'cause "Everything Goes On"

It's 12:22
I'm washing up my hands
Glancing up, is that me, really me? At least I understand...

This face can't stay-y
So this look has got to go
There's so much out there for me to achieve

This face can't stay-y
So this look has got to go
Just thinking 'bout it brings me such relief

Makeup!
Makeup on me
Makeup!
Show me what to be

All the years that I'm leaving
I know I must turn away
Oh… no time to doubt

No more heartache of aging
I know no one stays the same
Oh… who am I now?

Makeup!
Makeup on me
Makeup!
Come and set me free
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Postby Mother CupcakKe » Fri Mar 08, 2024 2:00 pm

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"bananas"
Tune: Million Years Ago ~ Adele

Another day, another death
One more delay, one more last breath
Can't help but wonder if this dark
Dark cycle ends
Tell me, what's waiting down below?
Deep fiery pits, endless beds of snow?
Forced to discover where this stark
Stark cycle goes

I fear we're climbing to our fall
Yet people claim these fears are small
Dreaming, I can see the end is near
Why can't these things just be as they appear
Will our precious world become a void?
Will our world end with an asteroid?
I hope we change before the world scars
Oh, but it's hard when all our minds are
Plagued by disease, like Panama
Will our lives cease like the bananas'?
I feel our souls starting to rot
Oh, it isn't hard to be forgot

The ground's littered with fruits from the vine
Now everyone else sees the signs
Why did we all lose our spines?
Did we fail by design?
We used to think the world's benign
We took solace in the divine
But can the Pope say he is fine
As we cross the line

I fear we have climbed to our fall
No one can claim these fears were small
Dreaming, I can see the end is here
I wake up breathless, while I shed some tears
Will our precious world become a void?
Will our world end with an asteroid?
We failed to change before the world scarred
Oh, it was hard as all our minds were
Plagued by disease, like Panama
Will our lives cease like the bananas'?
We feel our souls starting to rot
We wish we could try to forget

We can't try to forget
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An adequately-sized democratic republic located just outside the outskirts of the United States of America, with a priority on educating the newer generations. Inspired by the TikTok phenomenon "Floptropica", Mother CupcakKe is the representation of equality and freedom as a proud, united nation.

WV110 (Debut) ~ 2/27th (220 points)
WV111 ~ 11/29th (122 points)
WV112 ElimiNATION ~ 5/9 (Eliminated W5/6) | Awarded Miss Congeniality
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Week Five Challenge - Tune & Lyrics

"Hungry"

Tune: Whitney Houston - All The Man That I Need

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Oh, yeah

Lonely were the cold nights where I slept alone,
Just wishing for something more,
Scared to try after so long on my own,
Is love the key,
To set me free, to set me free.

My heart rate up,
My cheeks are flushed,
Whenever he's close to me.
He gives me all,
He gives me all that he's got,
Yet I'm still hungry for his love.

Every morning I wake and feel this warmth,
And all those worries just melt away,
While we lay here I'm cradled in his arms,
And I know I want him to stay,
Just say you'll stay.

My heart rate up,
My cheeks are flushed,
Whenever he's close to me.
He gives me all,
He gives me all that he's got,
Yet I'm still hungry for his love.

My heart rate up, (My heart rate up)
My cheeks are flushed,
Whenever he's close to me. (He's close to me)
He gives me all, (He gives me all)
He gives me all that he's got,
Yet I'm still hungry for his love. (Still hungry, still hungry for love)
My heart rate up, (My heart rate up)
My cheeks are flushed,
When he's close, he's close, he's close. (Whenever he's close to me)
He gives me all, (He gives me all)
He gives me all that he's got,
Yet I'm still hungry, still hungry.

(My heart rate up)
(Whenever he's close to me)
(He give me all)
(Still hungry, still hungry for love)
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WV21 - Savnic - The Japanese Girl - 22nd - 25 points,
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Postby Gallicelestia » Fri Mar 08, 2024 9:05 pm

CHALLENGE FIVE - LYRICS/TUNE

Alevian Avanate (Gallicelèstia) - "Mirror"




[Intro]
Keep your promise like an oath
I see visions of my ghosts
Scattered slivers, shattered hopes
I’ll close my wounds with threads of gold
Mend the mirror
The mirror
The mirror
The mirror

[Refrain]
The mirror
The mirror
The mirror

[Verse 1]
Night time, solace’s all I seek
For I fall apart, I covet what the devil stole from me
Memories, maybe I’m in too deep
The tomb won’t close, but am I the one guilty?

[Pre-Chorus]
Scenes playing in a loop
I’m looking for some clues

[Chorus]
Keep your promise like an oath
I see visions of my ghosts
Scattered slivers, shattered hopes
I’ll close my wounds with threads of gold
Put myself together
I am the broken mirror
Mend the mirror
The mirror

[Refrain]
(Still I am) The mirror
(Still I am) The mirror (Ooh)
(Still I am) The mirror
(Still I am)

[Verse 2]
Pain is my penance, I can’t escape
The spectrum of the prism, once again
To put myself together, I gotta break free
Of all the backlogged dreams that you have left to me

[Pre-Chorus]
Scenes playing in a loop
Still looking for some clues (Oh)

[Chorus]
Keep your promise like an oath
I see visions of my ghosts
Scattered slivers, shattered hopes
I’ll close my wounds with threads of gold
Put myself together
I am the broken mirror
Mend the mirror
The mirror

[Bridge]
Heal all your wounds
Never ever break your oath (Never break your oath)
Come, pick your pieces up, and heal up, and clean up
Don’t give up, keep your oath
For your dreams and your parts that they stole
Put yourself together
Mend the mirror
The mirror

[Chorus]
Keep your promise like an oath
I see visions of my ghosts
Scattered slivers, shattered hopes
I close my wounds with threads of gold

[Outro]
Keep your promise like an oath
I saw visions of my ghosts
Scattered slivers, shattered hopes
I closed my wounds with threads of gold
Put myself together
I restored me, the mirror
Oh the mirror
The mirror
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Postby Todlichebujoku » Sun Mar 10, 2024 2:57 am

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Sometimes you really think you did something


Makeup. Her word was makeup... a tool she'd honestly rarely used herself. Usually, she'd simply glamour herself to achieve stunning visual effects - no need for little paints and brushes and creams. And honestly, what Tödlichebujoki song would ever be about makeup? There certainly haven't been any thus far. But it was a challenge she could do. Encapsulate the word in a set of lyrics. Easy!

Well, evidently not.

Apparently the judges were looking for fine art (or at least what resembled fine art), which unfortunately was not noted in the challenge description. Vacuum Cleaner 's mythologically based lyrics that simply described what Elysium meant, were lauded. The lich queen herself served up a fun fruity sugar blast that hit the listed criteria, but alas, the judges decided they were looking for a more savory dish instead, and so the unfortunate prophecy came to pass. She found herself on the chopping block, and not even W. Ross Matthews, zip-tied and duct-taped by the other judges after sharing his opinions in the graphics challenge, could save her now.

Such is life. But how dare HaruPaul insinuate that pandering to Beepee could ever be a bad thing. The lich queen could understand the rest in hindsight, but this ridiculous comment left her seething. Beepee didn't need to be anywhere near the judging panel for the queen to show her appreciation for their schlager perfection. A shocking fit of madness and a rare utter lack of taste from HaruPaul. Hmph.

But anyway. now here she was, called up to lyric sync to Merecendi's "Mister Indecisive" - a song she herself had played a rather less ancient hand in writing oh so long ago. In fact, the very same edition that was the focus of the graphics week just past. Well, perhaps this was the real challenge.

Ah! Inspiration struck as she eyed her rival, Alevian Avanate, who was off floating in a cloud of success. Good for him. She'd been there too, for the past two challenges, and to be honest, it was for the best that she met cold hard reality. Always good to check your ambitions, and Alevian was an unending wellspring of ambition. In any case, back in the WV37-38 days she had forced herself to flop in order to give others a chance in the top 10. Such a benevolent soul she was in that life so long ago. Perhaps she could channel a ghost of her former self in this song.

She was sure to send a glance to Mister Avanate just after stepping up to the stage, showing off her sassy side for her performance as the drums begin the rowdy tune.

Come and take it
Come and take it with your gilded tongue
I'm liberated and free fallin'
Wide awake in the rushing wind

I'm free from my delusion, cast to earth, I now can breathe
You're blinded by your fortune, by my act of charity
I'm free from my delusion, as I gaze over the sea
Your hubris is an ocean, to such depths I shall not flee


She is jubilant, her delusion of untouchable success shattered by the refreshing blast of a sudden fall from grace, shocking her into feeling the myriad thrilling sensations of reality. Her pure white angelic robes burn away to reveal an emerald gown with floral patterns, discarding a fantasy of divinity in favor of embracing the vibrance of the natural world.

Did she pull it off? Hopefully yes, but if not... well, a lich queen always has much to attend to, and she'd left plenty on the back burner as she devoted her energy and attention to this lovely show.
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Oct 16 2018- Indo States wrote:YOU'RE FALSE TOBU
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Postby Mother CupcakKe » Sun Mar 10, 2024 12:09 pm

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Lyric Sync for Life

This is goodbye
This is goodbye to all of the good times
I had some highs but many lows (low lows)
I made some friends but too many foes

My success has faltered here, it's time for the sun to fall
But I don't have no fear-ears, for tomorrow has a dawn
My success has faltered here, the time for darkness has come
But I won't have no tear-ears, to sadness, I won't succumb
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WV110 (Debut) ~ 2/27th (220 points)
WV111 ~ 11/29th (122 points)
WV112 ElimiNATION ~ 5/9 (Eliminated W5/6) | Awarded Miss Congeniality
WV113 ~ 4th/25th (185 points)

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Postby Vartugia » Thu Mar 14, 2024 12:40 am

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Alëxandÿr Mërgerom & Kären Wërliker- Commentary at the 1st EliniNATION

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Alëxandÿr Mërgerom and Kären Wërliker are both newly hired journalists at DaTV, who has joined Vacuum Cleaner as the commentary duo for the ElimiNATION commentary challenge. Alëxandÿr knows more about sports (as he is hired as a sports journalist) and Kären is the correspondent reporting from within Natanya. Both of them can be described as “casual fans of WorldVision”.

Kären: Good evening, ladies, and gentlemen. We are here life fro…
Alëxandÿr: “Life”?


Kären then realizes her mistake and begins to laugh, with Alëxandÿr joining in. She is a bit emberist having accidentally mispronounced such a simple word.

Kären: Can we please try again? That was embarrassing.
Alëxandÿr: Yes, we better do it again. Vacuum said HaruPaul is very strict on quality so a slipup should be easily fixed.


Let’s try that again, shall we? Hopefully, we don’t have yet another slipup or a mistake that will ruin this commentary. But these are very fresh, not having done this so hold your horses. First out is... oh it's us.

VARTUGIA
Vacuum Cleaner – Elysium

Alëxandÿr: And we start with “our entry”. Are we allowed to comment on this?
Kären: I think so. Vacuum never said if we were to skip Vartugia or not.
Alëxandÿr: Well that settles that. Let’s see what the nation famous for their shitposts in WorldVision has brought.


A quick listen on the entry and both of them are shocked… on Vartugia actually having a serious song for once and not one of their usual shitposts that everyone dislikes.

Kären: Did… Did Vartugia send a seriously good song? And it wasn’t on a main WorldVision edition but a spinoff?
Alëxandÿr: So… this is shocking. It looks like Vacuum did some research on what an Elysium was. And it might be what an Elysium is.
Kären: Wow… Just wow. And this is Vartugia? Let’s hope the rest is just as jaw-dropping as Vacuum’s song.


MOTHER CUPCAKKE
Chanel Superior – Bananas

Alëxandÿr: Next is the fallen queen from Mother Cupcakke.
Kären: The nation with the flag containing a vagi…. Let’s move on.
Alëxandÿr: Not sure why they named themselves like that. Anyway let’s us hear “bananas”. This has to be a joke entry.


Que the entry. And the duo weren’t impressed at all.

Kären: This felt just as basic as any jokes regarding a certain queen from Vartugia…
Alëxandÿr: The lyrics is nice but it don’t feel special. It is just as nice as a “69” joke.
Kären: Sadly this is why Chanel had to leave. Nice but that was that.


TÖDLICHEBUJOKU
Der Tod The Lich Queen – Makeup

Alëxandÿr: The country that no one can pronounce right the first time, Tödli…cheb… ujoku.
Kären: A fan favourite. And they got “Makeup”. What have they “make up”?
Alëxandÿr: Your humour is more fun that whatever Har… Never mind let’s hear.


The song plays but it seems that the duo can't make up if it’s good or bad.

Kären: Well this came on the bottom and if I am honest, it is a bit fitting. Easly Der Tod’s least-good entry.
Alëxandÿr: Men usually don’t use makeup, and they don’t am into schlager.
Kären: I’m kinda disappointed with this, to be honest. Great that Der Tod won the Lip Sync, but she should not be making things like that.


GALLICELESTIA
Alevian Avante – Mirror

Alëxandÿr: The newest kid on the block, Gallicelestia has impressed us so far.
Kären: A also fanfavourite, atleast by the darkmanian fans. Their word was “Mirror”. What will this reflect?
Alëxandÿr: We are aware of the struggles that happen. So this has to be a winner.


The song is being played but midway the duo begins to cry. They are aware of the struggles that affected Alevian during Week 5, making this even more emotional.

Kären: *cries in emotional understanding of the lyrics*
Alëxandÿr: This is the best of the bunch. We know what happen and the lyrics reflects that in the best way they can.
Kären: Winner. Hands down. Haru picked the right winner.


NATANYA
Natti LaBelle – Hungry

Alëxandÿr: And it’s “your country”, Kären, that performs last.
Kären: Natti is one of the fan-favourites of this contest.
Alëxandÿr: And now we are Hungry for ”Hungry”.


They played the final entry, and they found it was decent. Not bad. But not a masterpiece.

Kären: “Decent”. That’s the word I wanna describe this
Alëxandÿr: Lyrics are a bit too strange. “My cheeks are flushed”. What the hell does this mean?
Kären: I'll explain later. Something with illness.


Alëxandÿr: And that was all 5 entries. If you have a favourite, feel free to cast a vote at https://www.datv.dm/worldvision-vote* and we will reveal the winner of the said vote after this contest.
Kären: And may the best entry win.




*=this vote is fake, only used for IC- ICy reasons
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OFFICIAL COMMENTARY with SÍCLINDA ÇHÍJEC and ČIKARA KASK


SÍCLINDA: Good evening wonderful viewers, and welcome to the fifth episode of the ElimiNATION special edition of WorldVision! Once again, I'm Síclinda Çhíjec.
ČIKARA: And I'm Čikara Kask. Tonight our royal contestants will be faced with yet another challenge based on the WorldVision contest. Last episode, the Achaean Republic's normally talented Koolona Allegra was eliminated, while our own Der Tod the Lich Queen won for the second time in a row. What will we see this time?
SÍCLINDA: Vartugia's Vacuum Cleaner is shockingly still in the running, and just as shockingly, avoided bottom two in the last challenge.
ČIKARA: It's been, as the Britonish Shards of Diamonds once sang, "Full of Surprises"!

*Síclinda giggles*

SÍCLINDA: A famous flop. I miss it.
ČIKARA: Don't be so rude!! Anyway, our royals have been given their words - our own lich queen has received Vacuum Cleaner's word, "Makeup"! How interesting!
SÍCLINDA: You could go in a few directions for that. Though, I don't think we've ever really sent any songs anywhere near that sort of subject matter.
ČIKARA: I've seen some of her work, and I'm absolutely sure she'll sail right through!
SÍCLINDA: Well, anything can happen here. With that, it looks like Vacuum Cleaner is up, with their song "Elysium".
ČIKARA: A very interesting word for them. How do you think they'll do?
SÍCLINDA: Oh I have no idea.
ČIKARA: They've been taking this whole thing surpri-

Vacuum Cleaner - "Elysium"


SÍCLINDA: Hm.
ČIKARA: As I was saying, they've been taking this whole thing surprisingly seriously! And I think they are really nailing this with the vibe and the lyrics actually.
SÍCLINDA: Well first of all, with the way she's singing, I'm really not quite sure where some of these lines are falling on the lyrics sheet I'm looking at.
ČIKARA: It's close enough!
SÍCLINDA: Okay so yes it's definitely the right vibe for the word and the lyrics. But um, let me read this again.

*Čikara stares at her with a raised eyebrow*

SÍCLINDA: Um, okay so... uh.. it's just saying, "This is what Elysium is, and I want to be there," right?
ČIKARA: Well... I suppose. But I think that's enough to be a song on its own!
SÍCLINDA: Well I don't. I appreciate the effort, and how it comes together, but I think that the lyrics shouldn't be such a simple and literal interpretation of the word.
ČIKARA: Oh! I can see what you mean, even if I don't agree.
SÍCLINDA: Um okay! ...Chanel Superior from Mother CupcakKe looks like she's about to perform so let's have a look.

Chanel Superior - "Bananas"


SÍCLINDA: The atmosphere certainly matches the tone of the song? I absolutely do not have the same things to say about the lyrics as with Vacuum Cleaner, though..
ČIKARA: Not quite sure what you are going to say, but I'm not sure if this is really related to the challenge? It's a great song though!!
SÍCLINDA: Yeah that was basically what I was going to say. Lovely lyrics, solid depth and meaning, but... bananas are so tangential to it that I can't imagine the judges are going to be kind to her with this.
ČIKARA: Seeing as she just escaped Lyric Sync last week, I really hope this isn't the last we see of her! I want to learn more about her.
SÍCLINDA: I agree. With that said, it is time for our own Der Tod the Lich Queen!

Der Tod the Lich Queen - "Makeup!"


ČIKARA: After the last two songs, this is such a breath of fresh air! Dancey and fun!
SÍCLINDA: Ooh! So she's gone for an identity crisis dance anthem! It's nowhere near as pretentious as the last two - I greatly enjoy it, and perhaps W. Ross Matthews, mister "it says what it is on the tin" would put in a good word for it.
ČIKARA: To be fair, the entrant he said that to last time ended up in Lyric Sync..
SÍCLINDA: Yes, but well... Chanel was truly struggling in that challenge and we all could see it in the final product. Meanwhile you can tell our lady here was having fun in the sun.
ČIKARA: That's true! Though what if the judges really are looking for deeper sounding lyrics? And.. oh, where is W. Ross Matthews?
SÍCLINDA: Huh-

Alevian Avanate - "Mirror"


*The two have been peering closely, looking for the missing judge while also trying to pay attention to Alevian's performance*

SÍCLINDA: Good eye, he's there in the back! He looks.. tied up.
ČIKARA: ??? Is he okay!!?? Who did that to him?
SÍCLINDA: Well, he's right by the other judges, so I've gotta guess that they probably did it... maybe in reaction to his opinions last week??
ČIKARA: That's so extreme, I don't think they should have done that to him and pretended that he simply didn't exist.
SÍCLINDA: He seems to be doing fine otherwise so... um, well I'm still confident our queen will be fine!
ČIKARA: Sorry about the derailing, but seeing what Alevian's brought to the stage, I'm not so sure!
SÍCLINDA: Yes, this is definitely the standout so far.
ČIKARA: This is definitely a possible winner for the week, and a great return to the heights after their last two weeks!
SÍCLINDA: Now, I do have some comments - I do think that the lyrics could be rewritten to be in more, well, in tune with the tune.
ČIKARA: What?
SÍCLINDA: Ugh, like.. Like Izmeduan lyrics. They're always sexy and lovely but oftentimes the cadence is all off when you try to sing along?
ČIKARA: You are going to have to say more.
SÍCLINDA: Powers above help me. When you say words, you put stress on certain syllables. Alevian's lyrics, and Izmeduan lyrics usually, ignore that. Actually, Beepeean lyrics are the opposite - they sound SO natural and that's why I always look forward to seeing one of their acts on stage!
ČIKARA: There we go! Now you're making some sort of sense. But you do sound a bit bitter and trying to tear down our lady's biggest rival in the competition.
SÍCLINDA: No, that's just how my mind works. Nitpicky little thing... Well I suppose, I do get more nitpicky when looking at those who do well in general.

Natti LaBelle - "Hungry"


SÍCLINDA: Oh, Natti serving us food as always.
ČIKARA: This is nice! I think it's about on the same level as Der Tod, pretty good, but not really blowing me out of the water.
SÍCLINDA: Love the subversion of expectation, in the sense that you might expect a Father Squidward-style food song, even if the lyrics themselves aren't too crazy.
ČIKARA: Couldn't that apply to our own queen's effort though?? I was hoping for something more along the lines of this, where she'd sing something emotional about makeup and its masking effect or some such thing, instead of the "this look isn't me anymore and I need to look different" sort of thing we got.
SÍCLINDA: I disagree, if Der Tod had taken it literally in the sense Vacuum Cleaner did, the song would be talking about lipstick and foundation and eyeliner, and "yay I want to put on makeup!" We got a song about inner conflict and liberation.
ČIKARA: I'm sure Vacuum Cleaner would describe their own work similarly, like wistfulness and liberation.
SÍCLINDA: Mmm I don't think so.
ČIKARA: Oh!
SÍCLINDA: Those two concepts are kinda packaged together in their song, it's rather one-dimensional. Not that the song is bad, it's just not as deep as it looks.
ČIKARA: I guess the question is, will the judges see it that way?

*Síclinda shrugs*

SÍCLINDA: Powers know. But anyway, lovely efforts from all involved!
ČIKARA: Absolutely. No one did horrendously, no one was clearly below expectations like last week.
SÍCLINDA: To think I was so convinced it would be a bloodbath - with Vacuum Cleaner firmly last.
ČIKARA: Well that's how ElimiNATION is like, isn't it! You never know what's going to happen next. And now the judges are deciding-
SÍCLINDA: Most of them.
ČIKARA: Oof, yes, most of the judges are discussing who will win, who will be safe, and who will go to Lyric Sync for their lives! See you after the break.
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Week Six Challenge - Commentary


Daniel Ostkustenarr is a 34 year old comedian, actor and radio host. Coming from the German speaking Tanzburg region, he occasionally makes his way onto the television via panel shows and providing commentary like today. Despite the cynical attitude that often comes with being a comedian, he does often finds guilty pleasures in more kitsch forms of entertainment.
Anastasia Krasatsyan is a 21 year old model turned television presenter. Still participating in pageants and catwalks both home and abroad, she is now also known domestically for presenting reality TV shows, including localised version of international shows like ElimiNATION. She has a vast social media following, especially with younger girls.




Daniel: Good evening Natanya and welcome to week 5 of ElimiNATION! I’m your host Daniel Ostkustenarr.
Anastasia: And I’m your host, Anastasia Krasatsyan! Coming to you all back home from here in St. Christohper, Llalta once again. So, Danny, Week 5 is here and only 5 remain after last week’s shocking antics!
Daniel: Yes, to remind the viewers, last week we suffered the shocking early elimination of the Achaean Republic’s Koolona Allegra who just barely missed out on the top 5 after an unsuccessful cover art challenge. Many at home questioned the choices of the judges, even the decision of the bottom 2 in general. The Achaean audience were especially riled up, to literally no one’s surprise. #Justice4Koolona even got trending nationally.
Anastasia: After all, what is an Achaean without their love of drama. I went to a pageant in Rosario once and almost died on the drive to the hotel!
Daniel: The gangs?
Anastasia: The taxi driver.
Daniel: Well, there’s a reason they produce so many LiveLeak videos.
Anastasia: Ew. Anyway, our very own Natti LaBelle is still in it after a second high placement in a row!
Daniel: Which shoulda been 3, damn teams. But I’ll shut up now, here comes HaruPaul to fill us in on week 5’s challenge!

HaruPaul segment

Anastasia: Oooh, a lyric challenge! How exciting! And that twist with the wheel of Wakazia.
Daniel: Wazekia. A reference half our contestants probably won’t get. So, Natti’s word was ‘Hungry’. Not the worst word to get in the world but, well not the best either.
Anastasia: Gonna be interesting to see what route she goes to work it into the entry. Same as Chanel getting ‘Banana’, now that’s a real hard one. I like ‘Make-up’ though!
Daniel: We know. But ‘Mirror’ should also be a pretty easy fit. ‘Elysium’ could go either way, interested to see what Vacuum Cleaner comes up with! Remember, this is also a tune challenge too. Let’s see who panders to the judges best as we go over to the Werkroom.

Writing Segment

Anastasia: Hello again and now time for the finished products! With the challenge’s focus on lyrics and tune, there is no staging this week at all. Just the queens and their songs.
Daniel: And our first of the night is Vartugia. A nation made for comedy and one a comedian like me knows well… for how utterly awful they are at it.
Anastasia: Their queen is the interestingly named Vacuum Cleaner. Like Vartugia in the WV, she entered the competition at the bottom of the odds.
Daniel: Many are shocked she has not yet been sent home, and after her stunt in week 1’s lyric sync for your life, I doubt she can.
Anastasia: Her assigned word was the rather esoteric “Elysium”, so let’s see if she can use such a poetic word to sneak through yet another week.

1. Vartugia

Daniel: Well, colour me impressed, Vartugia have actually pulled off an impressive entry! Seems she really doesn’t want to go home.
Anastasia: Yeah, we may not have seen the others quite just yet so maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but could we see Ms. Cleaner make it to the semi-final? Definitely not what most predicted when they were announced.
Daniel: They’ve already made it further than some pre-season favourites, so who knows, maybe we’ll get a Vartugian in the final. All this praise said, definitely some stilted lyrics in there. Vartugians aren’t known for their English skills, and it shows here.
Anastasia: I love the tune though! It’s so very pretty. It paired with the lyrics really made me long for a dead ex I don’t yet have.
Daniel: I do love a waltz, but I have to dock some points again.
Anastasia: Why?
Daniel: French.
Anastasia: Understandable. Next up we have Mother CupcakKe!
Daniel: Another interesting name.
Anastasia: No that’s the country. Their queen is Chanel Superior. And she got probably the hardest of the words, “Banana”.
Daniel: Ooooh yeah, given by our very own Natti, gonna be interesting to see how she manages to make this into a song. Being that she was already in the bottom 2 last week, this is looking like it’s going to be sink or swim for Mother Superior.

2. Mother CupcakKe

Anastasia: I’m mixed.
Daniel: I did think you looked a little brown.
Anastasia: Not that kind of mixed! That’s the fake tan. I mean the song. Not totally sure how to feel.
Daniel: I get what you mean. The lyrics are almost great, but also kind of weird. Like they’re really deep for a song call Banana, almost too deep. Same with the tune, it’s a good choice, if a little safe, too safe.
Anastasia: Those pipes though, gotta give credit where it’s due. Do love a classic bit of Adele. It’s a fair effort when all you’ve got to go off is banana. Not sure I quite vibe with pronouncing Panama as Panarma to make that rhyme fit, however.
Daniel: I wonder if in Chanel CupcakKe, we’re called Natarnyans. But yes, an entry on the cusp of brilliance, yet seemingly just falling short. Talking of brilliance, next up we have whom so far has emerged as the leader of the pack! Never below safe and first to get two wins, Todlichebujoku are firmly the bookies favourite to take the whole season thus far.
Anastasia: Good job on pronouncing that, I always get it wrong. Their queen, with the slightly easier to say name of Der Tod the Lich Queen, still a mouthful, has been given the word Make-up, can they keep up to the high expectations with such an open-ended title? Let’s see shall we.

3. Todlichebujoku

Anastasia: What. A. BOP! I just love this tune, a cute Schlager version of a 2000s pop classic? Yes please!
Daniel: Yup, a basic bitch bop.
Anastasia: Don’t lie Daniel, I saw you dancing in your seat.
Daniel: Hey, I didn’t say I wasn’t the basic bitch in question. Talking of basic, those lyrics are just that. I don’t think it’d necessarily do bad on the charts, or hell, even in WorldVision. This far in the competition though, in a week specifically about lyrics? Well, I don’t think they’re up to the standard we expected for Der Tod the Leech Queen.
Anastasia: I didn’t mind them too much; they go well with such a light-hearted poppy song. I agree they’re not the most competitive though. And weirdly self-depreciative. Love your faces in and out of make-up, ladies!
Daniel: I mean, some people need it.
*WHACK*
Anastasia: Moving on. Next up we have the ever hard to predict Alevian Avante from Gallicelestia. She’s been all over the board. A win in week 2, lyric sync the next and a middle of the road “safe” the other 2 weeks. Fair to say she’s quite hard to predict.
Daniel: Ah yes, Gallicelestia. A nation equally as much of an enigma as Alevian herself. 200 years in the future, yet a music taste stuck 50 years ago. They’re quite new to the IBA-sphere but seem to be a rather poetic people. They got the quite fortunate pick of Mirror, so let’s see how that reflects in these lyrics.

4. Gallicelestia

Anastasia: I’m feeling a tad emotional after that. Considering, as we saw in the writing segment, Alevian had some personal issues, it’s impressive that this is what they managed to come up with basically last minute. A stirring performance for sure.
Daniel: Feelings have been stirred.
Anastasia: You seem less impressed.
Daniel: The music was amazing; the lyrics were great too. I’m just not sure I like their mixture together. Similar to Banana, the lyrics almost seem a bit too emotional for such a boppy tune. Sure, the original lyrics are also quite emotive, but these feel like full on piano ballad lyrics. What it a bop it is though, I have to give credit there.
Anastasia: Yeah, it’s a great song. Definitely pandered to the right crowd with that choice! Rina’s music is no stranger to WV fans, and this is one of her strongest efforts I’ve heard.
Daniel: It is impressive that this is the final product after such personal strife. It comes through in the lyrics, beautifully written and very introspective. I may not be as sold as Ana on the complete package, but I applaud Alevian for getting something done to this standard on a week where it seemed she might not get anything done at all. Bravo.
Anastasia: Bravo indeed. Let’s hope there’s more bravos to come, as next up is our very own Natti LaBelle! She got Hungry as her title. Not the most difficult I don’t think, but another where it’ll be interesting to see where she goes with it.
Daniel: We’ve been chasing that first week win, can we finally get another after weeks of highs? C’mon Natti!

5. Natanya

Daniel: What a voice! What a song! What a performance! Yet again Natti has done the nation proud.
Anastasia: That is definitely nothing to be ashamed of. I see why we were put last in the running order, finishing off with a big ballad. And what a ballad, love the climax of that song. I also love the interpretation of the theme, sticking with the original’s vision but working in the given title, Hungry.
Daniel: It’s well done. Though maybe a bit short.
Anastasia: Yeah, I’m not quite sure it’ll be that week win we are looking for with some of the competition, but surely this is a straight ticket to the semi.
Daniel: Agreed, putting my patriotism aside for a moment. I think the trade-off for using such a powerful tune is that tune’s lyrics. There’s not many of them, only 2 short verses with rest being repeats of the chorus. Great song but not much room to really go far or deep with lyrics.
Anastasia: Maybe a bit of a risk that way when the lyrics are so important, but I think it’ll have paid off.
Daniel: Agreed again. Well, that’s all 5! Time for the judges to deliberate on our winner, and more importantly, our bottom 2. Over to you, HaruPaul.

Judging segment and LS4YL

Anastasia: And that’s a high placement again! We’re in the final 4!
Daniel: Yet another week to wait for that win we’re overdue.
Anastasia: Oh shush, you can’t say Alevian didn’t deserve it.
Daniel: Yeah, that’s fair, I was a critic, but it was strong. Crazy results all round to be honest. Vartugia high? Der Tod in the bottom 2? If you told me that was your prediction at the start of the episode, I would’ve told you to save your money and definitely not bet on it!
Anastasia: After seeing all 5 of the week’s entries, it kind of makes sense though. Just shows you how much a single week can totally change things. Feel bad for Chanel, seems they played it just a little too safe.
Daniel: Indeed, like HaruPaul said, good at a point where we need great. With Der Tod’s track record, it’s not surprising they want to save her for another week. Especially this being Chanel’s 2nd time in a row being in the lyric sync. Which reminds me, this now means Natti LaBelle is the only queen to not yet be in the bottom 2. Well, if you discount Runno Meri quitting before they had a chance.
Anastasia: Let’s hope that trend continues into these two final weeks. I can’t wait to see who gets through to the final, and what challenge will determine who makes it.
Daniel: If this week has proved anything, it’s that it’s definitely still all to play for. Don’t rule anyone out just yet! Make sure we see you next week, you don’t wanna miss it! This is Daniel Ostkustenarr, and my beautiful co-host Anastasia Krasatsyan, signing off for the week.
Anastasia: See ya!
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CHALLENGE SIX - COMMENTARY

Alevian Avanate (Gallicelèstia)



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COMMENTARY OF EPISODE 5

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Marcello Mascara (left) & Pandora Dior (right)

One half of the dynamic duo is Marcello Mascara, the winner of the latest edition of Drag Race Gallicelèstia All Stars. In the finale, the former runner-up drag king pulled out all the stops for the lip sync for the crown. His performance to Anele Lily's "Never Be A Clone" was the perfect marriage of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent, and sealed the deal. Prior to that, he had won three of the nine challenges of the All Stars season, Snatch Game, the Singing Challenge, and the Reading Challenge.
The other half is the hard-to-impress direttrice of the Accapolis International Film Festival, Pandora Dior. She's a staunch supporter of the neo-avantgarde movement, however, her reputation as the "Black Queen" precedes Pandora; and it doesn't solely refer to her involvement in the arts. Those who cross the heiress of the Gallicelèstian jewelry empire Dior will sooner or later find their demise and fall from grace.



INTRODUCTION

Marcello Mascara: Kings and queens and in-betweens, welcome back to the fifth episode of ElimiNATION! My name is Marcello Mascara.

Pandora Dior: And I am Pandora Dior. In the previous episode, Der Tod the Lich Queen's album cover for Izmedu's entry at the 65th WorldVision Song Contest scored the fearsome queen a winning streak.

Marcello Mascara: She's the first one to do so. With two wins under her belt and a formidable track record, we can confirm: the Lich Queen's a menace!

Pandora Dior: Watch out people, her ascent and coronation appear to be inevitable as much as imminent.

Marcello Mascara: With the final within reach, she's the one to beat!

Pandora Dior: Her enemies are aware. They have been petrified since episode one like that poor child on the red carpet. Fortunately, not putrefied, for such a thing would have been infinitely worse.

Marcello Mascara: Oh my sweet summer child, to quote Miss Avanate "it's what I live for!" The Lich Queen may have left the other queens in the dust and quaking in their boots, but let's not forget about dear Miss Natti LaBelle. Her red carpet performance also left a lasting impression!

Pandora Dior: Agreed, she's charismatic, she demonstrated her patriotism, the fact that she designed her attire with her mother to reintroduce her country to WorldVision audiences was marvelous, like her craft. I approve.

Marcello looks at Pandora with a questioning frown.

Pandora Dior: Do I have something on my face?

Marcello Mascara: Yeah. Nothing ever impresses the Black Queen.

Pandora Dior: Silence! You should know better than to read too much into my flattery. To impress me is as much impossible as the sun rising in the west. Yet, I am capable of recognizing that Natti LaBelle's work has been decent more often than not, though not necessarily original. The movie industry and the Accapolis International Film Festival have taught me that ideas are a dime a dozen. Those who possess the required expertise and dedication can elevate even the most basic and ordinary ideas, provided they put in the work. The family business has taught me that diamonds are formed under pressure. It remains to be seen if Natti LaBelle will crack under it like Alevian Avanate has or if she will shine.

Pandora Dior: In the third episode, Avanate's strategy and comedy almost became the source of a "divine" tragedy. Pride comes before a fall.

Marcello Mascara: To save herself from being eliminationed and stay in the competition, Alevian Avanate "danced with her coven" and sent former hosting-bid teammate Mijinak Ze Zemkorow packing.

Pandora Dior: In the next challenge, her album cover failed to impress the judges, but HaruPaul deemed her work sufficient to declare her safe. Unless Alevian Avanate manages to apply the judges' critiques, her time on the show may be limited and soon elapse.

Marcello Mascara: Tick-tock, tick-tock. Remember: don't be a drag, just be a queen! Gallicelèstia is counting on you!

Marcello Mascara: Like her "safe buddy", Chanel Superior was forced to turn herself into lyric sync assassin and eliminationate a former team member, Koolona Allegra! I for one hope that Chanel will put her money where her mouth is. Show us why you're superior!

Pandora Dior: Or end up a disgrace, screaming on the ground.

Marcello Mascara: Don't hide your disdain behind a quote of Chanel's joke entry. If her face is still clean after all the pomp and circumstance is out of the way, Chanel could always still ask Natti for the number of a Tödlichebujoki daddy, in case she needs his "cream"!

Pandora Dior: Oh Marcello, don't be so crude. Your tears from all of the laughing will smear your mascara.

Pandora Dior: The fifth contestant still in the competition is Vacuum Cleaner... May I be honest?

Marcello Mascara: Sure Pandora!

Pandora Dior: I don't know whether to be scared or impressed that she is still in the competition. If I had been forced to bet on who would be eliminationed after the first two episodes, it would have been Vacuum Cleaner.

Marcello Mascara: Maybe it was her lyric sync performance with the Empiredom flag of Vartugia, maybe she took a note out of Missus X's entry at the 65th WorldVision Song Contest, "Suck You Off". Whatever it is, Vacuum Cleaner could be this season's dark horse. If at first you don't succeed, then dust yourself off and try again!

Pandora Dior: Now, for this week's challenge, these remaining five queens have randomly been assigned words chosen by their fellow competitors as the title for their entry. They were entasked with choosing a tune to write a complete set of lyrics to. Der Tod the Lich Queen got "Makeup", Natti LaBelle's word is "Hungry", Alevian Avanate's title will be "Mirror", Vacuum Cleaner will try to take us to "Elysium", and Chanel Superior got "Bananas".

Marcello Mascara: With only five contestants left, the pressure of the competition's getting higher and higher. Every mess-up and every triumph will be more pronounced than ever! But here's the best part: you'll be able to vote for your favorite entry once all acts have been performed! The winner will be announced in the finale of ElimiNATION, they will be declared "fan favorite" and win a special prize!

Pandora Dior: You can vote for your favorite up to twenty times via the ElimiNATION app, phone, SMS, and elimination.vote! The number to call or send an SMS to is +511 69 420 XX. The last two digits are the place of the act in the running order.

Marcello Mascara: 01 for Vacuum Cleaner.

Pandora Dior: 02 for Chanel Superior.

Marcello Mascara: 03 for Der Tod the Lich Queen.

Pandora Dior: 04 for Alevian Avanate.

Marcello Mascara: 05 for Natti LaBelle.


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Marcello Mascara: First up is Vacuum Cleaner with "Elysium". She's the underdog who made it farther than anyone would've expected. She made her entrance on the red carpet with a katana sword, ready to slay and eager to lift Vartugia's reputation to the heavens!

Pandora Dior: Vacuum Cleaner is the unburnt, the breaker of chains, and her entry is in the genre of Chanson, a daring and unanticipated choice from the half-Vartugian, half-Darkmanian queen.

Marcello Mascara: Twice Vacuum Cleaner has narrowly escaped the bottom two, can she do it again?

Pandora Dior: My expectations remain low, however, I will be pleased should I be proven wrong.

"Elysium"
"Et S'il Fallait Le Faire" - Patricia Kaas

Just take me to Elysium, remove my soul from earth
Life are always greener on these mortal plains
I’ve been good my whole life and this is my reward
Going to the place where someone will be loving me

The Isles of the blessed, one final destination for the livin’
Titans guards these fields of rose on the western lands
Escape your doom in Tartarus by being good
Only the good humans no longer here can be there.

Just take me to Elysium, the afterlife calls me
I feel more welcomed in the paradise for the lost and the gone
Take me to the Elysium fields, the place I wanna call home
Hades is the place for every soul empty of life

There is life after life and you will go there
Looks like it’s the end of me so I better prepare myself
The souls will respect me there in Hades
No one cares but only the plains will be there for me

I don’t wanna be reborn, I want to walk on the fields
My time is running out and you will be waking up alone
Once I leave this godforsaken land you can be at peace
The mortals’ souls will be enriched with a heretic soul

Just take me to Elysium


For the first time, the judges seem actually impressed.

Marcello Mascara: It seems like the judges liked it!

Pandora Dior: Not only the judges, I did too. This will be a tough act to follow, to fill the vacuum she leaves.

Marcello Mascara: Are you crying?

Pandora Dior: No, ugh, something is stuck in my eye.

Marcello Mascara: Aha. One thing's clear, this week definitely won't be her last exit to Eden!

Pandora Dior: She subverted our expectations. Some lyrics could have been stronger or cleaned up, but this is her best work yet. Her entry about her quest for paradise feels genuine and raw.

Marcello Mascara: Raw? All that without even going condomless, hear, hear!


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Pandora Dior: The second act is Chanel Superior with "Bananas". Her entry is a stripped-back acoustic ballad, accompanied only by guitar.

Marcello Mascara: I just looooove me some Chanel. Let's hope the "safe queen" will finally get her flowers this time! Chanel really should've worn some Chanel instead of Gucci on the red carpet though. A partnership with a brand could've helped her in the competition!

Pandora Dior: I fear the song title will be working against her. After eliminationating Koolona Allegra in the lyric sync, Chanel has her work cut out for her to prove to the judges that she's superior to her competitors.

Marcello Mascara: Will she make you go "Bananas" for her entry, or turn out to be a bad apple?

"Bananas"
"Million Years Ago" ~ Adele

Another day, another death
One more delay, one more last breath
Can't help but wonder if this dark
Dark cycle ends
Tell me, what's waiting down below?
Deep fiery pits, endless beds of snow?
Forced to discover where this stark
Stark cycle goes

I fear we're climbing to our fall
Yet people claim these fears are small
Dreaming, I can see the end is near
Why can't these things just be as they appear
Will our precious world become a void?
Will our world end with an asteroid?
I hope we change before the world scars
Oh, but it's hard when all our minds are
Plagued by disease, like Panama
Will our lives cease like the bananas'?
I feel our souls starting to rot
Oh, it isn't hard to be forgot

The ground's littered with fruits from the vine
Now everyone else sees the signs
Why did we all lose our spines?
Did we fail by design?
We used to think the world's benign
We took solace in the divine
But can the Pope say he is fine
As we cross the line

I fear we have climbed to our fall
No one can claim these fears were small
Dreaming, I can see the end is here
I wake up breathless, while I shed some tears
Will our precious world become a void?
Will our world end with an asteroid?
We failed to change before the world scarred
Oh, it was hard as all our minds were
Plagued by disease, like Panama
Will our lives cease like the bananas'?
We feel our souls starting to rot
We wish we could try to forget

We can't try to forget


A mixed, but mostly positive reaction.

Marcello Mascara: Girl, there ain't no asteroid, just look up, duh!

Pandora Dior: Chanel, the instrumental of your entry is a class act, just like you, but the lyrics leave an impact-

Marcello Mascara: Yeah, they leave a crater. Like the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Pandora Dior: Inadvertently, the lyrics are trying to be serious but end up making the entry sound like a joke.

Marcello Mascara: Chanel even mentioned that she didn't want to write a joke entry. What comes next, after rhyming "banana" with "Panama"? A hyena in the savannah, something about Princess Diana?

Pandora Dior: I am disappointed. I wanted to be in awe of Chanel, but this week she is inferior.

Marcello Mascara: "Bananas" isn't a disaster, it has a quirky kind of charm. Unfortunately, something's off.


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Marcello Mascara: Next in line is Der Tod the Lich Queen with "Makeup!" She has become the frontrunner, winning two challenges back-to-back.

Pandora Dior: Her undying embrace and camp villain introduction have endeared her to judges and fans alike throughout the season of ElimiNATION.

Marcello Mascara: She's a force to be reckoned with. Even I almost find myself rooting for her, although I didn't understand her joke entry in week three!

Pandora Dior: Me neither, "Ugunnustan and Me"? Maybe we are too Gallicelèstian to understand that?

Marcello Mascara: I got an idea! Has there ever been a movie "Gallicelèstia and You"?

Pandora Dior: Silence! I will not indulge such frivolous drivel. Don't speak of Nostra Patria like it's something that should be flanderized, you philistine!

"Makeup!"
"Vurweerk" - Camille

I'll go outside
Sunshine or starry night
All the time, all the boys, all the girls can see me shining bright

I serve it every day
All the ladies say it's hot
But all the while, all I feel, all I see is someone I've forgot

This face can't stay-y
So this look has got to go
And I just can't pick something in between

No, this face can't stay-y
So this look has got to go
And something's got to give for me to breathe

All the years that I'm leaving
I know I must turn away
Oh… no time to doubt

No more heartache of aging
I know no one stays the same
Oh… who am I now?

Makeup!
Makeup on me
Makeup!
Show me what to be

Makeup!
Makeup on me
Makeup!
Come and set me free

Got dizzy and confused
But then I heard a Porter song
It's okay, it's alright, don't be scared, 'cause "Everything Goes On"

It's 12:22
I'm washing up my hands
Glancing up, is that me, really me? At least I understand...

This face can't stay-y
So this look has got to go
There's so much out there for me to achieve

This face can't stay-y
So this look has got to go
Just thinking 'bout it brings me such relief

Makeup!
Makeup on me
Makeup!
Show me what to be

All the years that I'm leaving
I know I must turn away
Oh… no time to doubt

No more heartache of aging
I know no one stays the same
Oh… who am I now?

Makeup!
Makeup on me
Makeup!
Come and set me free


Yet another mixed but generally positive response.

Marcello Mascara: That's it?

Pandora Dior: Apparently, yes, that was it.

Marcello Mascara: Whoever Porter is, I prefer Port wine!

Pandora Dior: Her "Makeup" was decent but lacks refinement like your taste in wine.

Marcello Mascara: Not everyone can paint for the gods! Can I get an Amen?

Pandora Dior: Mascara, your makeup looks terrible!

Marcello Mascara: Not as terrible as your grating voice sounds, darling!

The two break out in laughter together.


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Pandora Dior: On to the fourth act, it is high time for Gallicelèstian drag artist Alevian Avanate with "Mirror", a song in the dance-pop genre.

Marcello Mascara: As Miss Avanate struggled to complete her entry in a race against time, I'm doubting that she'll manage to escape the bottom two this week.

Pandora Dior: It is hard to admit, but I fear you might be correct. Her recent work did not impress the judges.

Marcello Mascara: It might have been polished, but that didn't cut it and won't this time either.

Marcello Mascara: Did I ever tell you that ERAG asked me to participate for Gallicelèstia in ElimiNATION after I won All Stars?

Pandora Dior: Why would you decline such an opportunity? You would have been a worthy representative, although sure to provide drama.

Marcello Mascara: Hey, what's that? Am I the drama? I don't think I'm the drama. I declined due to other contractual obligations. Miss Avanate's track record may look more like a rollercoaster that's about to go off the rails than consistent, but we can still be proud of our sometimes overly zealous newcomer.

"Mirror"
"Hold The Girl" - Rina Sawayama

Keep your promise like an oath
I see visions of my ghosts
Scattered slivers, shattered hopes
I’ll close my wounds with threads of gold
Mend the mirror
The mirror
The mirror
The mirror

The mirror
The mirror
The mirror

Night time, solace’s all I seek
For I fall apart, I covet what the devil stole from me
Memories, maybe I’m in too deep
The tomb won’t close, but am I the one guilty?

Scenes playing in a loop
I’m looking for some clues

Keep your promise like an oath
I see visions of my ghosts
Scattered slivers, shattered hopes
I’ll close my wounds with threads of gold
Put myself together
I am the broken mirror
Mend the mirror
The mirror

(Still I am) The mirror
(Still I am) The mirror (Ooh)
(Still I am) The mirror
(Still I am)

Pain is my penance, I can’t escape
The spectrum of the prism, once again
To put myself together, I gotta break free
Of all the backlogged dreams that you have left to me

Scenes playing in a loop
Still looking for some clues (Oh)

Keep your promise like an oath
I see visions of my ghosts
Scattered slivers, shattered hopes
I’ll close my wounds with threads of gold
Put myself together
I am the broken mirror
Mend the mirror
The mirror

Heal all your wounds
Never ever break your oath (Never break your oath)
Come, pick your pieces up, and heal up, and clean up
Don’t give up, keep your oath
For your dreams and your parts that they stole
Put yourself together
Mend the mirror
The mirror

Keep your promise like an oath
I see visions of my ghosts
Scattered slivers, shattered hopes
I close my wounds with threads of gold

Keep your promise like an oath
I saw visions of my ghosts
Scattered slivers, shattered hopes
I closed my wounds with threads of gold
Put myself together
I restored me, the mirror
Oh the mirror
The mirror


The judges give a standing ovation! They seemed to enjoy the performance a lot.

Marcello Mascara: Do you see that? Am I imagining things?

Pandora Dior is sobbing next to Marcello Mascara.

Pandora Dior: No, this is happening. This is what I call Gallicelèstian excellence. Bravo, bravo. Alevian Avanate, please never stop believing in yourself. To overcome, means to adapt.

Marcello Mascara: Miss Avanate, you did it. You defied the odds, once again.

Pandora Dior: I will be adding this directly to my playlist.

Marcello Mascara: Remember, kings, and queens, and in-betweens, you can vote for any act, even our very own Alevian Avanate!

Pandora Dior: Silence! We should let people decide for themselves who they will vote for.

Marcello Mascara: Oh to hell with it, I won't be impartial on this one. Vote for-

Pandora Dior slaps Marcello Mascara in his face.

Marcello Mascara: Ouch, that hurt.

Pandora Dior: Good.


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Marcello Mascara: The final entry is Natti LaBelle with "Hungry"! Initially, the drag queen was underestimated by Miss Avanate.

Pandora Dior: I always tell people to refrain from drawing premature conclusions.

Marcello Mascara: While we can't treat that, we can treat premature ejaculation! In Natti's words "Trying too hard to impress, it won’t work, it’s best to go slow!"

Pandora Dior: It depends on the context, sometimes you need to go fast. For example, if you are gay and on the run in Krat, trying to reach the Gallicelèstian embassy to apply for asylum. Nothing exists in a vacuum.

Marcello Mascara: Sounds oddly specific. You wanna talk about that?

"Hungry"
"All The Man That I Need" - Whitney Houston

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Oh, yeah

Lonely were the cold nights where I slept alone,
Just wishing for something more,
Scared to try after so long on my own,
Is love the key,
To set me free, to set me free.

My heart rate up,
My cheeks are flushed,
Whenever he's close to me.
He gives me all,
He gives me all that he's got,
Yet I'm still hungry for his love.

Every morning I wake and feel this warmth,
And all those worries just melt away,
While we lay here I'm cradled in his arms,
And I know I want him to stay,
Just say you'll stay.

My heart rate up,
My cheeks are flushed,
Whenever he's close to me.
He gives me all,
He gives me all that he's got,
Yet I'm still hungry for his love.

My heart rate up, (My heart rate up)
My cheeks are flushed,
Whenever he's close to me. (He's close to me)
He gives me all, (He gives me all)
He gives me all that he's got,
Yet I'm still hungry for his love. (Still hungry, still hungry for love)
My heart rate up, (My heart rate up)
My cheeks are flushed,
When he's close, he's close, he's close. (Whenever he's close to me)
He gives me all, (He gives me all)
He gives me all that he's got,
Yet I'm still hungry, still hungry.

(My heart rate up)
(Whenever he's close to me)
(He give me all)
(Still hungry, still hungry for love)


The judges wave handkerchiefs for Natti's emotional performance.

Pandora Dior: Once again, Natti LaBelle has delivered an adequate performance.

Marcello Mascara: She's a lock for the finale, barring some extraordinary circumstances. She should write a song titled "Thirsty" next!

Pandora Dior: I am tempted to agree on the former. Though I cannot help but feel that this entry was too safe. It is decent, but no one has ever won by being decent.

Marcello Mascara: You're right! Natti LaBelle, spread your cheeks and oil up for the next challenge or you'll end up sore!

Pandora Dior: I still cannot understand why you won Drag Race Gallicelèstia All Stars in the first place.

Marcello Mascara: I wouldn't have won if I didn't bribe the judges! Just kidding.



AFTER THE RECAP

Marcello Mascara & Pandora Dior: Kings and queens and in-betweens, start voting now!

They repeat the voting instructions.



AFTER THE JUDGING AND ELIMINATION

Marcello Mascara: Kings and queens and in-betweens, with the elimnation of Chanel Superior, and Miss Avanate tying Der Tod for the most wins, the race to the finish line is still far from over!

Pandora Dior: Tune in soon for the next episode. The fan favorite prize will be awarded in the finale of ElimiNATION.


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The world has a lot of issues to be faced
Pollution has stolen Earth’s many green fields
Children cry, starving and missing their parents
People are running away from bullets and grenades
We will and we can work to make a better future for us all

We can do much better
We won't be living in a world of shadows
Not too late to change
We can feed, we can stop wars
And we can aid in ensuring nature’s healing
Together we can make a change

The greatest challenges
Can easily be solved
We will be working together
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Episode Six | Lyric Sync For The Finale | Alevian Avanate

Postby Gallicelestia » Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:32 am

LYRIC SYNC FOR THE FINALE

ALEVIAN AVANATE (GALLICELÈSTIA) - "THE GREAT WAR"




WRITING THE LYRICS

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Alevian Avanate out of drag

Avanate almost expected this to happen. Instead of being a contestant on the show, maybe he should've been a producer. Barely a week ago he joked that "everyone has to lyric sync". That was then, this is now. Either he learned what to expect as the competition went on, or he manifested this into existence. After all, this wasn't the first time that something he said turned out to become reality, for better or worse. Nonetheless, he was keen to ensure that he'd stay in the competition, make it to the finale, and, hopefully, win the crown. First, he needed to make it through the lyric sync. He has lyric synced once before to save himself from being eliminationated, but so have Der Tod and Vacuum Cleaner. The three of them might have an advantage over Natti LaBelle. However, Avanate knew that this wasn't the time to evaluate the individual strengths, weaknesses, and odds of his competitors. He had to focus on his own performance.

Still scathed from the debacle of week three, Alevian Avanate felt that he needed to write lyrics that Whitney Houston herself would approve of. He spent a few hours familiarizing himself with the song, its origins, and its context. Apparently, Whitney Houston wasn't the first one to sing it. 'You learn something new every day,' he surmised. Drawing inspiration from the various versions of the tune, Alevian finally decided what he would do for the lyric sync for the finale. Befitting the dramatic R&B ballad, he wanted his lyrics to tell a story of star-crossed love, longing, sadness, and hope.



LYRIC SYNC PERFORMANCE

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Gown (left) & Headpiece (right)

Alevian Avanate is in drag, wearing an elaborate gown in midnight blue adorned with silver ornaments and hundreds of small scintillating diamonds, as a nod to the suit Avanate wore to make her introduction on the red carpet. (On the red carpet, Alevian Avanate introduced themself as a "drag artist," hence Avanate doesn't always use she/her pronouns when in drag.) Further, Avanate wears an intricate headpiece and jewelry to complete the look.

Alevian Avanate -"The Great War"

My lips are blue from the winds of winter
It’s been years, it’s you whom I await
You kissed me goodbye, you said ‘Love, please don’t cry’
You drank my spilt milk tears, it tore me asunder
I’d split the rising sea if that would bring you back to me

It all started long ago
I walk alone in these snow-clad meadows
Lift the veil, that’s all I seek
I don’t know if I should believe
I’d think you were singing to me
Our love is holy, my remedy

Throughout the years of war
You’ve sworn you’d come with peace
We vowed ‘forevermore’
If we survive the Great War

For the performance, Miss Avanate focuses on the emotions that underpin the lyrics she wrote. To convey the story, she sings straight from her heart, opting for fewer, but meaningful and intentional movements, instead of a complicated choreography.
She draws special attention to the lyrics with her masterful vocal technique to express the sadness, yearning, and hope. Throughout the performance, Miss Avanate thinks about her first relationship, the challenges she faced in her life, and how far she has come in the competition. Who would've expected Miss Avanate, a newcomer, to make it this far?
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Lyric Sync For Your Life Finale
Whitney Houston - "Greatest Love of All"


The judges gave their comments on our commentary. Natti was feeling good. Quietly confident as she walked back backstage. The comments were all positive, and with only 3 others even left in the competition, surely she had a shot at being the week's winner? But that was besides the point, she knew she must have made it to the final and that's what really mattered. Yet, she couldn't quite shake off this bad feeling that this week had all been too easy, that something might be coming. Just as her mind started to wonder, she heard HaruPaul's unmistakable "Bring back my girls!"

There it was. Something was indeed coming. All remaining queens had to Lyric Sync For Your Life, regardless of how you did in the actual challenge. Her feeling was right and it was a twist she really should have saw coming. It's reality TV after all, of course they'd pull something dramatic like this in the semi final of the whole competition! Natti had mixed feelings about it. She done well in the actual challenge, so surely there wasn't much to worry about. Not having done a Lyric Sync before means she was also kinda excited, just for the experience. However it also irked her somewhat. Of course something like this was coming, but now she had extra work to do in a week she was likely safe in! And the tune, Whitney Houston, a week after she used a Whitney Houston song she chose herself in the lyric challenge from Week 5.

She kept the lyrics similar in tone to the original, carrying over the theming of self-love. However she diverged in making it more personal. And personal it ended up being. An emotive ballad about being proud to be standing where she was, both metaphorically in the song, and physically on the competition's stage, presenting herself to the judges. Still, this was uncharted territory. Could she pull off two good Whitney re-lyrics in a row? Should she have changed the theme more from the original? Would she still sail through to the final, or would the Lyric Sync let her down? There's only one way to find out as she steps back out onto the catwalk...

We’re all downtrodden in the beginning,
And it’s difficult to shake it off,
To make amends with all the doubts in your head,
To look in the mirror and love what’s looking back,
But life ain’t really living when you’re stuck down in the dark.

So I choose to stand in the light,
Face the mirror with not a regret,
I won’t shed a single tear,
For I know all that I can be,
And I know there’s nothing to fear,
I’m proud of every inch you can see.

I stand before you all.
Stand in what I believe,
No pride before the fall,
Yes, I truly do love me.
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