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Postby Kalosia » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:47 am

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The indent of RTVK was played, indicating the beginning of the RTVK's international broadcast of the World Hit Festival. The camera panned across the venue, finally ending by showing the logo of the 26th World Hit Festival (shown above) being displayed on the screen. Afterwards, the orchestra promptly began playing the song that most recently won.

Winner of the 25th World Hit Festival
Amiral Me - Paola Amadin
"Love Me", performed in Kalosian to the tune of I'll Be Waiting - Adele
Kalosian pronunciation guide


The show starts, of course, with the winner of the previous one; the reason why we're in Kalosia tonight. The win was the island nation's first, and Paola received a hero's welcome upon her return.

The host conductor is Eldin Sakranova. He's already at the conductor's podium, and begins the orchestra's rendition of the winning song.
As the song begins, Paola walks out from backstage and through the orchestra. She wore the same outfit from her WHF25 performance. She walks to the center of the stage, with her mic in hand. Later after the first or second verse she gets to the mic stand and attaches her mic to it, staying there for the rest of the performance.
Tthe background was black but as the song progressed white lace patterns grew.

Regular text sung by Paola, (brackets) sung by the backing singers, bolded text sung together by all.

Kadë ja švejo
Šuaki ǧor
Këlkosë sentë vito
Së se në komplet

Ja aprežo
Šuaki moment
Kadë parli a me
Kadë tu soriri

Divenom vež
Komë un modë këlo
I pasat iǧa
Komë lë vento

E šuaki ǧor
Ja penšo
Ežomëz enkor bella
Tu e ja?

In the next part, the backing singers provided vocal "oh"s harmonically to the tune of the song.
Në puvo vivë aksi
Ja t’amiro
Brigo di te
Brigo, tu lašinëz me?

Ma ja reston
Senon fortë
Vedro ten faco e diro:

As the chorus came, the lace patterns faded away while the phrase "Love me" gradually appeared on the black background screen in the languages of all the participating countries, in various fonts, all in white text. The Kalosian "Amiral me" was of course the biggest.
Amiral me enkor
Komë avan ur, kadë ežomt ǧiuna
Ambražal me, speto
Puvom eža’l steli avan venurë l’alba

Amiral me enkor
Komë avan ur, kadë ežomt ǧiuna
Ambražal me, speto
Puvom eža’l steli avan venurë l’alba

As the next verse began, the phrases disappeared and the lace patterns returned.
Kadë ja švejo
Šuaki ǧor
Këlkosë sentë vito
Së se në komplet

E šuaki ǧor
Ja penšo
Ežomëz enkor bella
O un memoria?

Again like the previous pre-chorus, the backing singers provided harmonizing "oh"s.
Në puvo vivë aksi
Ja t’amiro
Brigo di te
Brigo, tu lašinëz me

Ma ja reston
Senon fortë
Vedro ten faco e diro:

Again, the phrase "Love me" reappeared on the screen just like in the previous chorus.
Amiral me enkor
Komë avan ur, kadë ežomt ǧiuna
Ambražal me, speto
Puvom eža’l steli avan venurë l’alba

Amiral me enkor
Komë avan ur, kadë ežomt ǧiuna
Ambražal me, speto
Puvom eža’l steli avan venurë l’alba

The lights became a bit dim and the background entirely black.
Ja t’amiro (Ja t'amiro)
Di te brigo (Di te brigo)
Në puvo, në puvo vivë aksi

Ja t’amiro (Ja t'amiro)
Di te brigo (Di te brigo)
Në puvo, në puvo vivë aksi
Në puvo vivë aksi

The lights became bright again, the background having lace patterns, and there was a pyro curtain appearing as well.
Amiral me!

Amiral me enkor
Komë avan ur, kadë ežomt ǧiuna
Ambražal me, speto
Puvom eža’l steli avan venurë l’alba

The pyro curtain gradually came to a stop.
Amiral me enkor
Komë avan ur, kadë ežomt ǧiuna
Ambražal me, speto
Puvom eža’l steli avan venurë l’alba

As the song ended, all the background screens became black. And then it dissolved to display scenery of Kalosia, accompanying the next song.

Kalosian 60s classic, originally performed by Gianina Bobatto
Kalosianë Amurë - Paola Amadin
"Kalosian Love", performed in Kalosian to the tune of Bengawan Solo - Anneke Grönloh
Kalosian pronunciation guide


For this song Paola mostly stood there while the background screens showed scenery of the host nation. The conductor waved his baton and the song began.

Kalosianë amurë
Te spetë a un abër
Së vul tokë te kon sen
Sof mani, il t’amirar

Kalosianë amurë
Nuošës attraves l’ožeanë
Per te vedre un fot enkor
Ankë sa së se frida

L’alba arvenë šuaki matinë
Së’s bella komë nušen amurë
Ma t’amirinëz me kadë n’ivo
Lë belležë enkor?

Kalosianë amurë
Ja spiranzo kë së
Morën ǧame, ja spiranzo
Kë se vivën a lë timpo finë

During this instrumental break, the camera focused on the orchestra playing the song.
Kalosianë amurë
Te spetë a un abër
Së vul tokë te kon sen
Sof mani, il t’amirar

Kalosianë amurë
Nuošës attraves l’ožeanë
Per te vedre un fot enkor
Ankë sa së se frida

L’alba arvenë šuaki matinë
Së’s bella komë nušen amurë
Ma t’amirinëz me kadë n’ivo
Lë belležë enkor?

Kalosianë amurë
Ja spiranzo kë së
Morën ǧame, ja spiranzo
Kë se vivën a lë timpo finë
Spiranzo kë së morën ǧame
E vivën a lë timpo finë

The song ended, the crowd cheered, and then Paola took her camera off the mic stand and walked to the right of the stage, so that the front screen was right behind her. She gestures to the conductor and says:
Thank you to Mr. Eldin Sakranova for being such a great conductor! He will be here with us for the rest of the night, making sure that the music we hear tonight are of the best quality, even if it means working with other conductors and letting them take the spot!

The crowd cheers, and they'll do so at each paragraph break at the next part.
My name is Paola Amadin and I won the last contest in Gorgona. It was such a wonderful show and to that I'd like to thank those in the Sarian who helped make it as good as it was!
However, I am only hear to sing and entertain you guys, and to reprise my song. Your host for tonight is not me. Rather, let's welcome to the stage someone you may know as she was the very first Kalosian entrant back in the 7th World Hit Festival. She's also hosted WorldVision before and now she's trying the WHF. Let's welcome to the stage, the wonderful... Allica Ilham!

Allica Ilham enters the stage and walks towards Paola as the crowd cheers. A bit of music plays, and stops as Allica reaches her.
A: Thank you Paola, and thank you everyone for having me here tonight. Yes, I will be the one to accompany you through our musical journey tonight.
P: Now, if you'll excuse me I'll join you all and sit back and enjoy the show. *she leaves the stage*
A: See you later! Now, tonight we'll hear beautiful songs from 9 countries being performed, and afterwards you will be able to vote on your favourites. And then, we will reveal who the winner is, but more on that later. For now, just do what Paola did and sit back and enjoy the show! So, are you ready? Let the 26th World Hit Festival begin!

Pyrotechnics went off. It was time to see the first performance, from Cheongji.

When I wake up
Every day
Something feels empty
It’s incomplete

I appreciate
Every moment
When you talk to me
When you smile

We grow old
Like a trend that
Has already passed
Like the wind

And every day
I wonder
Are we still beautiful
You and me?

I can’t live like this
I love you
I worry about you
I worry, will you leave me?

But I stay
I’ll be strong
I look into your face and say:

Love me again
Like back then, when we were young
Embrace me, I’m waiting
We can be the stars before the sunrise

Love me again
Like back then, when we were young
Embrace me, I’m waiting
We can be the stars before the sunrise

When I wake up
Every day
Something feels empty
It’s incomplete

And every day
I wonder
Are we still beautiful
Or a memory?

I can’t live like this
I love you
I worry about you
I worry, will you leave me?

But I stay
I’ll be strong
I look into your face and say:

Love me again
Like back then, when we were young
Embrace me, I’m waiting
We can be the stars before the sunrise

Love me again
Like back then, when we were young
Embrace me, I’m waiting
We can be the stars before the sunrise

I love you
I worry about you
I can’t, I can’t live like this

I love you
I worry about you
I can’t, I can’t live like this
I can’t live like this

Love me

Love me again
Like back then, when we were young
Embrace me, I’m waiting
We can be the stars before the sunrise

Love me again
Like back then, when we were young
Embrace me, I’m waiting
We can be the stars before the sunrise

Kalosian love
Waits for you at a tree
It wants to touch you with its
Soft hands, he loves you

Kalosian love
Would swim across the ocean
To see you once again
Even if it’s cold

The sun rises every morning
It’s beautiful, like our love
But will you love me when I’m no longer
Beautiful anymore?

Kalosian love
I hope that it
Will never die, I hope
That it will live until the end of time


Kalosian love
Waits for you at a tree
It wants to touch you with its
Soft hands, he loves you

Kalosian love
Would swim across the ocean
To see you once again
Even if it’s cold

The sun rises every morning
It’s beautiful, like our love
But will you love me when I’m no longer
Beautiful anymore?

Kalosian love
I hope that it
Will never die, I hope
That it will live until the end of time
I hope it will never die
And live until the end of time
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01 Cheongji: Freedom by F(Y)

Postby Kalosia » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:01 am




F(Y) (Jian: 에프와이) is a four-member Jian girl group formed in 2009. The group consists of Victoria, Amber, Luna, and Krystal. Since their debut, F(Y) has released four full-length albums, two extended plays, and one repackaged album. Moreover, the group has been recognized for their experimental style and eclectic, electropop-based sound. "Freedom" is one of their electronic dance songs released on July 22, 2016.

Victoria
Amber
Luna
Krystal
All together





The stage is dark, as nothing can be seen on it. The four girls start singing, despite the darkness.

Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, free-dom.

Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, free-dom.


The stage is illuminated, showing the girls standing equidistantly from one end of the stage to another. Victoria, wearing a tight black shirt and a pair of tightly-worn, white shorts stands at the very left of the stage, based on the audience's perspective. Krystal, wearing a white tuxedo shirt on top of a white tank top with flower-patterned shorts, stands next to Victoria, slightly left from the center of the stage. Amber, wearing a silver tuxedo shirt over a black t-shirt and wearing tight, low-rise, black pants with black boots, stands next to Krystal, slightly right from the center of the stage. Last but not least, Luna, wearing a black, spaghetti tank top, and tight, white-washed, blue jeans and black boots, stands on the very right side of the stage. Krystal comes forward to the center of the stage and sings, while the rest of the members move slightly backwards.

Can-not con-trol my heart right now,
Could not sleep for a single min-ute, yeah. (맘이 맘대로 안돼, 잠을 설쳤어, yeah)


Now, Krystal moves towards the back of the stage, while Amber moves forward to the center and sings.

Can-not con-trol my heart right now,
My heart is too ex-cit-ed to calm, yeah. (맘이 맘대로 안돼, 진정이 안돼, yeah)


Now, Amber moves towards the back of the stage, while Luna moves forward to the center and sings. Krystal sings after Luna.

Looking, looking, forward to the gate of,
free-dom, free-dom, crossing the bridge peace-ful-ly, (Looking, looking, 자유의 문을 따라, 우리, 우리, 다리를 다 건너서,)

Yeah, and-cou rage-ously, yeah. (Yeah, 용기있게, yeah)


Now, all members sing, while Victoria is at the center of the stage, and the rest of the group towards the back of the stage.

Free-dom, I see the light (Free-dom, 빛이 보여,),
Free-dom, Ocean in sight (Free-dom, 바다가 보여),
Free-dom, Stars shine at night, (Victoria/Amber) (Free-dom, 별빛이 보여,)
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, Free-dom.


Then, an upbeat melody is heard, and all of the girls move their bodies flexibly and do the wave dance. They sing once again with Krystal in the center of the stage:

Free-dom, my world, that's right. (Free-dom, 내 세상이야.)


Krystal, then, moves to the back of the stage, along with Amber and Victoria, while Luna moves to the front and center of the stage.

Just like magic, it disappears, (마법같이 사라졌어,)
my sorrow and sadness (내 고통과 슬픔)
(Just like a dream (꿈과 같이,)),
All I have in front of me right now, (지금 내 앞에 있는 것들은,)
is pure joy. (기쁨.)
(My heart)


Luna continues to stay at the front and center of the stage and sing, while the audience screams out of excitement after hearing an upbeat melody. Luna, then, moves back, and Victoria comes forward to the center of the stage to sing.

No more ho-rri-fic talk, (더 이상 욕은 안 먹게돼,)
but then instead felt tran-quil-ity, yeah, (그 대신 평화, yeah,)

Not-hing can hin-der me, (어느것도 나를 못 멈춰,)
This freedom is all mine, oh yeah. (Freedom 은 all mine, oh yeah)


Krystal moves to the front and center of the stage and sings, while Luna moves back. However, Luna, once again, moves to the front of the stage and sings, as Krystal moves to the back of the stage,

Looking, looking, forward to the gate of,
free-dom, free-dom, crossing the bridge peace-ful-ly, (Looking, looking, 자유의 문을 따라, 우리, 우리, 다리를 다 건너서,)

Yeah, and-cou rage-ously, yeah. (Yeah, 용기있게, yeah)


Now, all members sing, while Victoria is at the center of the stage, and the rest of the group towards the back of the stage.

Free-dom, I see the light (Free-dom, 빛이 보여,),
Free-dom, Ocean in sight (Free-dom, 바다가 보여),
Free-dom, Stars shine at night, (Victoria/Amber) (Free-dom, 별빛이 보여,)
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, Free-dom.


Then, an upbeat melody is heard, and all of the girls move their bodies flexibly and do the wave dance, while they sing.

Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, free-dom.

Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, free-dom.


While Krystal, Luna, and Victoria stay towards the back of the stage, Amber goes to the front of the stage and begins to rap.


This is what I've ever dream-ed of, (이건 내가 꿈 꾼어야,)
Flying like a bird all over the world, (새처럼 하늘을 나는 것,)
So beautiful and fresh out-side, (밖이 너무 아름다워,)
I cannot take my eyes, off, it, (난 눈을 뗄 수가 없죠,)
Let's stay forever like this, (영원히 이대로 있자,)
You and me, together here. (너와 나, together here.)


Luna moves to the front of the stage to sing, as Amber moves towards the back of the stage. There is a change in pitch (One chord higher).

Never take this freedom away from me~ (이 자유를 내게 뺏지는 마~)


Now, all members sing, while Victoria is at the center of the stage, and the rest of the group towards the back of the stage.

Free-dom, I see the light (Free-dom, 빛이 보여,),
Free-dom, Ocean in sight (Free-dom, 바다가 보여),
Free-dom, Stars shine at night, (Victoria/Amber) (Free-dom, 별빛이 보여,)
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, Free-dom.


Then, an upbeat melody is heard, and all of the girls move their bodies flexibly and do the wave dance. They sing once again with Krystal in the center of the stage:

Free-dom, my world, that's right. (Free-dom, 내 세상이야.)


Krystal, then, moves to the back of the stage, along with Amber and Victoria, while Luna moves to the front and center of the stage.

color=#008000]Just like magic, it disappears, (마법같이 사라졌어,)
my sorrow and sadness (내 고통과 슬픔) (Just like a dream (꿈과 같이,)),
All I have in front of me right now, (지금 내 앞에 있는 것들은,)
is pure joy. (기쁨.)
(My heart)


Then, the girls stand equidistantly to one another and sing together.

Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, free-dom.

The crowd cheers as the first entry of the night is done performing. As the girls leave for the green room, the stage is prepared for the entrant from Mercedini.
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02 Mercedini: 2 by Syren & Rhythm DMZ ft. Charlie Donliffe

Postby Kalosia » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:04 am

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Tune: Snakehips ft. ZAYN - Cruel
Full Song is also available on Spotify.

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Mercedini's first appearance at the World Hit Festival will definitely be an historic one, with Charlie Donliffe singing for his nation at the 26th edition. He will team up with well-known Mercedinian DJs Syren and Rhythm DMZ in an up-tempo song with the music and lyrics written by the three artists. Donliffe hails from the small sea-side town of Monmouth but reached fame when he was the runner-up on the first season of The Voice of Mercedini. Donliffe was mentored by Syren after being the only coach to turn in the blind auditions, but Donliffe's knockout round and live performances cemented him as a force in Mercedinian music. He will head to Monterra, Kalosia with great expectation that he will be able to pull off a great performance and a result that will please many people at home.

In an interview before the contest, Donliffe said "I am thankful of the opportunity that I have been given to perform in Kalosia and I hope we will be able to set the stage alight." He continued, " Syren has given me great advice to conquer my nerves that I had on stage, and we have put plenty of time and effort into the song, I just hope that that is reflected in the result!"

The three musicians along with the Mercedinian delegation will head to Kalosia with what is said to be a polished performance. Many Mercedinians will also fly to Kalosia to soak up the Kalosian culture, the occasion and cheer on their nation when they perform on the stage.


The performance starts with Charlie standing in the centre of the stage on a long platform which stretches from the front to the back of the stage. The orchestra has been replaced with two large DJ stands, each of them has been occupied by a DJ. The LED screens are completely black and a single spotlight is placed upon his head, save for the intermittent flicker which is in time with the rhythm of the song. Charlie is wearing black jeans, white t-shirt, white trainers and a grey bomber jacket. His face isn't yet illuminated as he moves the microphone up to his face to sing the first verse of the song.

Out in the big city
You and me
Hold my hand softly
That's us as two.
My body's craving
I'd do anything
To see you smiling


As the tempo increases, the platform he is standing on starts to move, revealing itself as a conveyor belt. The LED lights of the stage light up to reveal a Tokyo-esque street, with many neon signs written in Japanese writing adorning the sides of the street, as Charlie walks, the neon lights move down the street and into the distance (as if seeing the signs from his perspective). The normal lights on the stage and in the stadium flash to the beat of the song.

Why don't you hold me?
'cause right now we'll break free
Leave the past behind us, just me and you.
Yeah, that's why we'll be
Together till the end, can't you see?
When you want anything, i'll be with you.


As the chorus kicks in, the moving platform picks up speed, causing Charlie to break into a brisk jog. He sings into the microphone while looking and pointing into the camera. The backing singers at the side of the stage assist in the singing of the chorus, while simultaneously clicking their fingers and moving their hips in sync. The camera angles switches to the DJs perspective, looking into the crowd while twisting some knobs. The camera focuses back on Charlie who is smiling as he sings the last part of the chorus.

Me and you, girl
Conquering the world as two, woah (ah)
Me and you, girl
Baby, we're onto something good (girl)
Ah, na na na na na.


The platform slows to allow Charlie to slow to a walking speed, we sings with more intensity and adds a couple of spins, fist clenches and intricate step sequences on the conveyor belt to keep up with the speed of the moving platform. The camera shows a close-up of Charlie's face as he sings with intensity as the second verse comes to an end

Don't end this nirvana
We're flying high
Holding each other tight
That's us as two
When tides are calmer
Sailing in the blue sea
And we'll be caught in the moment
Just us


Charlie walks to the back of the stage to get off the moving platform. He walks to the side where the DJ set and the backing singers are, walks to the front of the stage towards the crowd and does some more pointing, but this time it's into certain members of the crowd. The stage lights flash into the audience, illuminating the audience while the performers on stage all do actions in time with the song (whether it's pointing into the crowd for the main singer, shaking hips for the singers or twisting knobs and nodding heads for the DJs). The LED screen flickers as the song approaches the chorus.

Why don't you hold me?
'cause right now we'll break free
Leave the past behind us, just me and you.
Yeah, that's why we'll be
Together till the end, can't you see?
When you want anything, i'll be with you.


He sings the second time, but adds more intense movements and opens his body language up to the audience as the lights begin to flicker with more intensity to suit the higher intensity of the second chorus, a wind machine is turned on and Charlie's hair and t-shirt begin to blow in the wind. As the chorus comes to an end, the backing dancers take their microphones off their stands and walks forward to the front of the stage where Charlie is.

In the instrumental, Charlie and the backing singers/dancers perform a polished dance routine. The camera angle shoots to the back of the stadium. Where light is being emitted from the stage, while many fans wave their flags in time with the music.

Me and you, girl
Conquering the world as two, woah (ah)
Me and you, girl
Baby, we're onto something good (girl)
Ah, na na na na na.


The song slows down and the Tokyo-esque street is replaced with a completely black screen, except for galaxies and twinkling stars dotted around the screen. The bracelets given out by the Mercedinian delegation light up throughout the audience to simulate each audience member as a star, which combine to form a galaxy within the stadium, which is perfectly captured by the camera at the back of the stadium. The camera moves up on stage and circles Charlie and the other performers as they perform a slower dance routine.

All that I want, All that I want.
All that I want, All that I want.
Is to see you smiling...


The performers move back behind their microphones and Charlie walks back to the conveyor belt as he sings the final part of the song. The camera follows Charlie as he moves back to the conveyor belt. The camera moves quickly from the back of the stadium to the front, before giving a wide shot of the stage as the song builds to a crescendo

Why don't you hold me?
'cause right now we'll break free
Leave the past behind us, just me and you.
Yeah, that's why we'll be
Together till the end, can't you see?
When you want anything, i'll be with you.


LED screen explodes into colour as Charlie does a final walk on the moving platform, moderate strobing is coupled with a moving LED screen as Charlie gives his all in the final chorus of the song. The crowd waves their flags in the foreground as the performers round out their performance with a final burst of energy.

Just me and you, girl
Conquering the world as two, woah (ah)
Yeah me and you, girl
Baby, we're onto something good (girl)
Ah, na na na na na.


Charlie gets down on one knee, and sings to the ground as he performs the final part of his song, he picks his head up and sings into the camera which is closing in on him. A single spotlight is placed on his head, mirroring the start of the song. As he sings the final line of the song, he lets out a wide smile to indicate his relief at finishing the song.

Your body's all I want
Don't know what it is
Human attraction
Me and you


He rises up from his knee, laughs and smiles as he greets the audience. Thank You Monterra. I love you! He jumps off the platform and waves at the audience as he walks offstage. The stage is then prepared for the entrant from Anollasia.
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03 Anollasia: Umope by Junay Vilano

Postby Kalosia » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:08 am

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Tune: BØRNS - Electric Love
(performance is the same as the music video, except the effects are shown on the LED lights, such as animations)
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Junay Vilano is an Anollasian glam pop artist. He was born in 1994 in Northton and studied law at Bridgeley College. However, he then decided to get into music and released an EP titled Colours (2015). This EP featured the song "Umope". NATV saw potential in him and he was selected to perform in the 26th World Hit Festival.


Benme
Çisizzle vurhits üzon benmy yüzace
Belbe bei olhave problems ilewith benmy yolways

Vand birone uçight kalkakes kapoff-uh
Merders nasow oit yapwill, yapwill
Belbe seou yapcan yardelp benme
Bei gereed seour kendown sevection

Oooh, bei inieve seou yapcan, için seou bei olhave umope
Belbe seou olare benmy umope
Benmy umope

Selaming, bei yapmake benmy yolway çıkoff ohe sahnage
Somurting, bei düşink bei yapdid denot iyell

Vand birone uçight kalkakes kapoff-uh
Merders nasow oit yapwill, yapwill
Belbe seou yapcan yardelp benme
Bei gereed seour kendown sevection

Oooh, bei inieve seou yapcan, için seou bei olhave umope
Belbe seou olare benmy umope
Benmy umope

Çok rahoothing
Seour varlence dis rahoothing
Seour varlence dis rahoothing

Belbe seou yapcan yardelp benme
Bei gereed seour kendown sevection

Oh oh oh oh, bei inieve seou yapcan, için seou bei olhave umope
Belbe seou olare benmy umope
Bei bilknow seou olare


Me
Drizzle hits on my face
Maybe I have problems with my ways

And one flight takes off-uh
Wonders how it will, will
Maybe you can help me
I need your own affection

Oooh, I believe you can, in you I have hope
Maybe you are my hope
My hope

Bowing, I make my way off the stage
Frowning, I think I did not do well

And one flight takes off-uh
Wonders how it will, will
Maybe you can help me
I need your own affection

Oooh, I believe you can, in you I have hope
Maybe you are my hope
My hope

Very soothing
Your presence is soothing
Your presence is soothing

Maybe you can help me
I need your own affection

Oh oh oh oh, I believe you can, in you I have hope
Maybe you are my hope
I know you are
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04 Izmedu: Penitence by Zoran Saldo

Postby Kalosia » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:10 am


I should still be grieving. I don't know what makes me go on, but for some reason I'm still whole enough to sing a song. I guess that's strength, if anything.” - Zoran Saldo

The world had spun at a rate of a million miles a minute, with the goings-on of each entry poring through the Monterra ConcertHall. Zoran Saldo, barely keeping it together, clutched a close friend's hand as the Izmeduan delegation tried to keep a cheery atmosphere to deflect any possible attention from the singer. It was for good reason, as Zoran was trying to swallow the aftermath of a family member's death at the month prior to the World Hit Festival's start. He had already been chosen by the RTI as the new Izmeduan entrant prior to that tragedy, but the exsanguination of energy brought on by that family member's death almost caused Zoran to pull out of the contest entirely. Were it not for the stronger resonance of 'Penitence,' the very song he wrote whose words have gained a greater significance. From that, and the determination of the small RTI team dedicated to his World Hit Festival entry, he drew every last bit of strength and hope in order to even make it to Monterra as a whole human being.

As a 20 year old born in the small county of Dženje, most of his early life was entangled within the latter half of the infamous Izmeduan Revolution, but unlike many of his younger counterparts, Zoran left the revolution unscathed and able to pursue music without fear of death or safety. The later post-revolution years was what saw Zoran break into massive mainstream success, with a critically acclaimed album released when he was 18 that was heralded as far more emotionally complex than the usual fare of regular Izmeduan pop. Titled Until it Lasts, it was an album filled with an eclectic mix of torch ballads as well as ambient electro songs that were unified under one theme, regret, isolation, and loss of friendships. The album, tapping into pressures of young adulthood, was a resounding success in the album charts despite producing no #1 singles.

Zoran became a name attached to music history through that resounding success, with the album selling enough to secure a Diamond certification (a level that many thought that only those who have had decades in the music industry could achieve). The unexpected torrent of success left Zoran too shocked to make any movements through the music industry for the next few years. Some had suggested to write a song for the international song contests that Izmedu participated in, some encouraged Zoran to go an extended hiatus, and etc. Regardless of the suggestions, Zoran kept his music productivity at a stable level as he forcefully disappeared from the limelight.

Zoran's brush with the World Hit Festival would not come until a year and a half after the stratospheric success of his debut album. The seeds of the eventual entry, 'Penitence,' were sown as Zoran was faced with an old friend that had appeared from the shadows of his closely guarded personal life. That old friend was dealing with the death of a family member, who the friend did not disclose, dying right in front of their eyes. That friend was with that particular person until their dying breath, the last moment of life as Zoran could visibly remember his friend almost shaking to the point exhaustion explaining that one single memory.

That intimate moment shook Zoran to his core and re-connected him back to the humanity he felt he lost during the limelight. Penitence was the one song that rose out of the ordeal, and as a happy accident, he had seen the submissions period for the upcoming World Hit Festival in Monterra. With nothing to lose, he sent the song without much regard to its outcome, and was selected as the comeback entry to the contest. However, much of the narrative behind Izmedu's comeback was shattered as Zoran's mother had suddenly passed a month prior to the contest.

The causes of the sudden event were left unknown as any rehearsals and work on the entry was halted for a week. Though Zoran's persistence and sheer force of will, he did not let RTI's project fall apart by insisting that the country continue to participate. Whether or not this was a wise decision for Zoran remains to be seen, but despite the empty world of grief waiting for him, performing was the one salve he yearned for above all else. He stepped onto the stage, taking a deep breath...


The stage was in absolute darkness as Zoran was situated at its center, standing in the central platform as he waited for the cue in his earpiece to allow him to begin singing. Behind him was the orchestra, which would provide the entirety of the melody as RTI elected to play the song live instead of using a backing track. Zoran would be wearing this outfit ensemble. A dim spotlight began to shine on him as Zoran heard the cue to start singing...

I'm caught up in pain, your helpless form lying down
Breathing slow as I could feel your fragile mortality
My hands gripped to yours, a hopeless anchor uncaught
Your existence is gone, all in a single moment (don't fade away...)


Zoran would begin the song with the first few songs as a lonely-sounding piano would provide the backdrop to the song shortly after. He enunciated each line slowly, pausing to take a step forward . The spotlight on him gradually became stronger as he walked forward, with the camera making a slow revolution around him as the rest of the stage remained dark during the verse. He reached out to the camera at certain parts, with the view right in front of him during the third line.

At the fourth line, the camera turned sideways as a holographic projection of a ghostly human figure appeared. When the song reached the end of the verse, the camera cut to a sideways shot of Zoran's free hand reaching out to that projection, with it suddenly 'fading' as Zoran made 'contact' with the transient figure. In the lead-up to the chorus, the camera turned around to focus on Zoran's forlorn expression at what just occurred.

This unending despair
Whose chains shackle me
That I try to break away
And hide in the darkness
But I couldn't escape them
Caught up in its tragic web
I reach for my penitence
As a last salve


The camera stood itself in front of Zoran, slowly zooming out to a wider angle as he reached out for it. He sang the first chorus with a quiet intensity, with the entirety of the LED (both the floor and the backwall) suddenly displaying an 'uncovering' effect, in which the darkness of the screens were uncovered displaying a blinding white background that unfurled itself slowly during the chorus. During such, the camera stopped moving as it caught a wide view of the Monterra ConcertHall's stage, before catching a close-up view of Zoran holding his head back, eyes closed as he sang 'as a last salve.' A haunting vocal effect reverberated throughout the ConcertHall from the background singers and Zoran together, a brief silence only disrupted by a lonely piano...

Trapped in my regret, the dawn of a new day beats down
As we march forward, to the sounds of mournful elegies
Your body encased, no longer having to suffer
But I'm left in your shadow, as your memory haunts me


The blinding white from the screens began to slowly fade into an image of a realistic, detailed background of a derelict park in black and white. On the floor was the billowing, tall grass, with holographs providing the leaf blades moving about as the back screen wall contained the horizon and the trees. At this verse, the orchestra began to provide a greater backdrop as the camera focused on close-ups of Zoran at the first two lines of the verse. Him reaching out and walking forward slightly, almost following the motions of the holographic, billowing grass on stage.

At the latter half of the chorus, the camera faded to a slightly wider shot situated in front of Zoran, as holographic projections of 'ghosts' can be seen walking around the stage, gray-white outlines that walked hopelessly around Zoran as he sang the third line with an expression that almost looked like he was in tears. His voice remained steady and supple, despite the overbearing emotions. At the final line, the 'ghost' that he touched from earlier appeared in front of Zoran, with the camera fading to another sideways shot of him singing, almost pleading the line to that ghost.

This unending despair
Whose chains shackle me
That I try to break away
And hide in the darkness
But I couldn't escape them
Caught up in its tragic web
I reach for my penitence
As a last salve


The second refrain of the chorus saw the camera dissolving into a slightly wider shot, keeping Zoran's face front and center while showing more holographic 'ghosts' appeared around Zoran as he began passionately singing the refrain. The holograms on the ghosts were blurred as they circled around Zoran, with the screen slowly time lapsing into a cloudy day into a night of a new moon. The vocal delivery and movements of this chorus were far more passionate, as Zoran took a step back during the refrain's second half.

The camera focused on closer shots during the refrain's second half, as Zoran held out his arm to the camera as he sang each line directly to the audience at home. The orchestra took a far more bigger role for this refrain, with more strings added to the arrangement as Zoran passionately belting out 'as a last salve.' As soon as the last words of the chorus were uttered, the stage suddenly darkened as only a strong spotlight on Zoran appeared.

This emptiness
That chokes my heart
The words unsaid
They don't fade...


The camera was put slightly above Zoran's face as he looked up to its lens, looking almost like someone pleading to the heavens as he sang the brief bridge. By this point, the hologram effects completely disappeared, with Zoran alone in stage as he reached ever higher to the camera. His voice, cracked at some moments, the emotions coming through as Zoran closed his eyes by the end of the bridge.

At the brief instrumental interlude, the camera began to zoom out as the orchestra could be heard adding deeper instruments to the song and preparing the song for its final minute. Zoran could be seen visibly breathing as the stage began to light up, a gray screen gradually appearing as the song continued to 'build' to its climax point.

This unending despair
Whose chains shackle me
That I try to break away
And hide in the darkness
But I couldn't escape them
Caught up in its tragic web
I reach for my penitence
As a last salve


An empty chamber appeared onto the screens, with Zoran 'standing' on its ornate designed floor as a coffin could be seen on the background screens. This next-to-last refrain saw Zoran unleash his most passionate vocals, almost kneeling down to the floor at parts as the camera maintained a semi-wide view, with the one ghost that Zoran 'touched' earlier appearing once again, looking down at him as he sang the refrain with an emotional intensity that almost caused him to go down to the floor, holding his chest as he did so. The wide chamber on the screens only accentuated the isolation entrenching the song, the 'ghosts' on the stage slowly fading away one by one after each line of the refrain.

But I couldn't escape them
Caught up in its tragic web
I reach for my penitence
As a last salve


There was only one more refrain to go as Zoran repeated one half of the chorus, the one ghost that haunted him perpetually remaining on the stage with him as all semblances of stable emotion were lost. The orchestra had reached their instrumental peak as Zoran could only look forward, the camera remaining somewhat static as the song reached its near-end.

I reach for my penitence
As a last salve


He belted out these last two lines as best he could and retreated backwards, turning away from the 'ghost' as it began to slowly fade away. The camera focused on a close-up as the song led up to its denouement. At a soft 'bang,' each and every light flashed a blinding white as they all trained themselves of Zoran before quickly fading. The song then faded into a slow silence, the strings playing the last remnants of instrumentation. After a few seconds of lingering sounds, the song quieted to its end...

“Thank you so much Monterra... Thank you...” Zoran quickly walked backstage, where the Kalosian entrants were, ready to perform.
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05 Kalosia: Trova L'amurë by Astrid Kalidia & Dario Jarsonë

Postby Kalosia » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:16 am



Dario Jarsonë had previously represented Kalosia at the 23rd World Hit Festival as part of the duet Dario & Marianë with the song L'Užol. Astrid Kalidia, meanwhile, had represented Kalosia at the 29th WorldVision Song Contest with the song Just Admit the Truth. It was Astrid who first approached Dario to perform this duet together at the 20th Festival di Melodi Kalosiana. Later, they won FMK20 and won the right to represent their nation at the 26th World Hit Festival, on home turf.
Unlike in some previous WHF participations, the island nation was not tipped to win the contest. Many suspect the host nation does not want to win for a second time in a row, especially since they are also wishing to host the 50th WorldVision Song Contest. RTVK are already carefully balancing their finances, so it makes sense to avoid hosting another WHF so soon and potentially face bankruptcy.

note: despite the original tune being performed by synthetic voices, the IC performers are, of course, actual humans. If you can't imagine a human voice singing it, use covers such as this or this for reference.

The host conductor, Eldin Sakranova leads the 124-piece orchestra for this entry, despite only a handful of instruments actually being used, and the rest of the instrumentation being played from a backing track. The pianist plays the opening notes, and the song begins. Dario enters from the left of the stage and Astrid from the right, and for now they stay at the edges of the stage.

note: Dario sings lines in blue, Astrid sings lines in pink, and both sing together the lines in black.
Šuaki fot ja vedro te, men korë batër pju velot
Šuaki fot tu soriri ja në puvo komprendrë me
Vulo san ki arvenë, vulo san ki se’l kolpa u me
Perki senëz komë sëtë, puvoz ja së reparë?


Ja në parlo lë linggua d’amurë
Ma nušën kanzonë se universalë
Sa sëtë sentezio diven këlkosë
Ëlur kiz se’s këlo ežan fare?

Half-dancing, they slowly make their way to each other.
Dirël me, kiz se lë veritë?
Sez sëtë sentezio žustë?
Nušën trovonomëz lë feližitë?
Šunëz lë rabia o lë buna ši?
Ja vulo te alla kon me
Lë kosë nueva këlo nuša trovomt, sez sëtë l’amurë?

At this point they stop at their places, which is about 1/3 of the way, but keep grooving.
Šuaki fot nuša parlom, ja në puvo penša buna
Šuaki fot tu parli ja eškolto lë musika bella
Vulo san ki arvenë, ki se sëtë sentezio
Perki senëz komë sëtë, saniz sa šu un medžinë?


Ja në sano lë paroli d’amurë
Ma nušën kanzonë se universalë
Sa sëtë sentezio diven romanza
Ëlur kiz se së këlo arvenën?

Now they continue making their way across the stage.
Dirël me, kiz se lë veritë?
Sez sëtë sentezio žustë?
Nušën trovonomëz lë feližitë?
Šunëz lë rabia o lë buna ši?
Ja vulo te alla kon me
Lë kosë nueva këlo nuša trovomt, sez sëtë l’amurë?

By now they've both met at the middle of the stage, and do a bit of dancing. And then the stage becomes a bit dark with a spotlight shone on them both. They stand still, looking at each other.
Ja në parlot lë linggua d’amurë
Ma nušën kanzonë se universalë

Pirže në sanot kë sëtë se l’amurë
Lë kosë nueva këlo trovomt

The spotlight turns off, and then after a moment the entire stage is lighted again and Dario & Astrid dance as they sing.
Dirël me, kiz se lë veritë?
Sez sëtë sentezio žustë?
Nušën trovonomëz lë feližitë?
Šunëz lë rabia o lë buna ši?
Ja vulo te alla kon me
Lë kosë nueva këlo nuša trovomt, dirël me

Oh, kiz se lë veritë?
Sez sëtë sentezio žustë?
Nušën trovonomëz lë feližitë?
Šunëz lë rabia o lë buna ši?
Ja vulo te alla kon me
Lë kosë nueva këlo nuša trovomt, sez sëtë l’amurë?

The song ends, and the home audience cheers loudly for the singers representing them. The two say "Gretsi" and then leave the stage for the Britonish entrant to perform.
Every time I see you, my heart races
Every time you smile, I can’t understand myself
I want to know what’s happening, what’s wrong with me
Why am I like this, can I fix it?

I don’t speak the language of love
But our song is universal
If this feeling becomes something else
Then what will it be?

Tell me, what is the truth?
Is this feeling right?
Will we find happiness?
Will there be danger or good here?
I want you to come with me
This new thing we found, is it love?

Every time we talk, I can’t think clearly
Every time you speak, I hear to beautiful music
I want to know what’s happening, what is this feeling
Why am I like this, do you know if there’s a medicine?

I don’t know the words of love
But our song is universal
If this feeling becomes romance
Then what will happen?

Tell me, what is the truth?
Is this feeling right?
Will we find happiness?
Will there be danger or good here?
I want you to come with me
This new thing we found, is it love?

I didn’t speak the language of love
But our song is universal
Because I didn’t know that this is love
This new thing we found

Tell me, what is the truth?
Is this feeling right?
Will we find happiness?
Will there be danger or good here?
I want you to come with me
This new thing we found, tell me

Oh, what is the truth?
Is this feeling right?
Will we find happiness?
Will there be danger or good here?
I want you to come with me
This new thing we found, is it love?

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06 Britonisea: Disappointment by Rigas Jengiz

Postby Kalosia » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:21 am



IGBK, the new broadcaster for Britonisea decided that Rigas Jengiz should represent Britonisea at the WHF 26. Since Kalosia is hosting, and they knew that the country would fit an orchestra in the arena, they thought that it would be a great tribute to them if they used the orchestra instead of abandoning it.




At the start of the song, a pianist who is named Becky was playing on a Grand Piano. There was no lights on the stage instead of a soft, dim light on Becky. She played the song on the piano; swaying with the song - playing it slowly, but making sure that the tensity was built up (through dynamics of the song).

Seconds in to the song, at the top of the orchestra steps stood Rigas. Rigas was wearing a long flow dress. No one saw her at first until the lighting came on, and there was a loud applause.

"I've felt this before, and I want to share it with you"


A million tries,
Knocked down, I've run out of time.
My destiny ahead of me,
Looks bleak, blurry, unkind.


She was standing up, and the light fully shone on her. As she was singing about how her destiny looks, she then keeled over, looking hurt and without motivation. She then closed her eye as her silver eyeliner glossed in the midst of the lighting beating her down.

No armor on, muscle exposed.
A fight I, must (pull off)
(On my own) Carrying my name,
No disappointment


The violins and the doublebass instruments came in at the end of this section of the song, creating a feel of the song coming together and feeling whole. The camera panned out of the arena, and the people swaying in a gospel manner before zooming in on the doublebass players - who were located behind a kneeling Rigas on the floor.

"No rules,
Improvise" - They tell me on repeat.
Though no-one feels this pain I have inside.
The knowledge, I know, has died and gone away.
My mind's cold, my minds weak
As my soul weeps


The camera was close up on her face. She was kneeling on the floor, and the surrounding stage behind her was dark. You couldn't see anything.

The disappointment,
A word so strong, it's taboo
A word a child is scared of
A word worth of avoiding
A word that destroys you and your home
A word that spreads like wildfire,
In your mind - fast.


It takes you, and your mind, You're sanity.
The disappointment.


Then dancers came on the stage. They were all of different races, representing the Britonish populace. The women wore a short sleeved vest and long white trousers, while the men only wore the trousers - showing their top half. The men weren't overly "ripped" or muscly. They were just ordinary men. They embraced the females who came twirling on the stage right after them.

The disappointment

I hide my face (My face, My face)
Away (Away)
Away (Away)
Away (Away)
Away (Away)
Away (Away)
Away!!


The song then sped up and blue, red, and white lights flashed on and off around the arena. Occasionally, the camera would show the instrumentalists at the back, really getting in to the music.

(Hide, you face) Aye
(No disgrace) Aye
(A believe in yourself) Aye
(Hide your emotion) Aye
(Believable, unknown) Aye
(A word, that, destroys you!) Woo! Woo! Woo!


All of the instruments, instead of the woodwind instruments, had a role to play in this song. As Rigas walked to the front edge of the stage, she pointed at the people in the crowd. A usual technique the Britonish use is the "whirlwind," which nations like Todlichebujoku know us for. There was a whirlwind of leaves, and she she kept on singing, the whirlwind of the leaves went higher and faster.

I'm scared too,
I feel alone,
One step more, there I fall


The whirlwind of the leaves stopped when she raised her hands in the air. The camera quickly zoomed out on to the audience. The song then got louder and the stage lit up brightly.

The disappointment,
A word so strong, it's taboo
A word a child is scared of
A word worth of avoiding
A word that destroys you and your home
A word that spreads like wildfire,
In your mind - fast.


The camera then twirled around her, as she looked out in to the audience. Slowly, she was moving backwards near the orchestra, who still played with a high level of commitment and interest.

It takes you, and your mind, You're sanity.
The disappointment.


At the end of the song, she turned her head everytime the song would do a staccato note, before facing the front at the last note. Rigaz Jengiz bowed her head with the microphone in her hand, "Thank-you, everyone!" she said before slowly walking off the stage through the steps at the back.

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07 West Phoenicia: Fame or Me? by Hero

Postby Kalosia » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:23 am

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The stage is black. A silver star lights the dark stage to symbolise a falling star.

The stage burst into bright lights, light a thousand camera clicking at once. The back screens are plastered with television screens of flashing cameras, red carpets, and high end brand store names like Tiffany and Co. and Louie Vuitton flashing.

She gets on with life as a Socialite,
She's a stunning Aquarius gal.
She likes strolls in the park on Sundays,
She likes shopping at Louie Vuitton during the week.
She likes to contemplate Me when I hold her hand.
But when she starts to daydream,
Her mind turns straight to Fame.


During the first chorus, Hero moves closer and closer to the end of the stage, engaging with the audience as if each female in the front five rows are the woman he is singing about.


Sometimes I sit across from her and I look into her eyes,
I notice the way she ignores me, as thinks about Fame with a smile,
Curved lips she just can't disguise.
But she says it's Me making her life worthwhile.
I can see in her eyes, I know it's a lie
Why is it so hard for her to decide which she loves more?
Me or...Fame?


Hero drops to his knees as he belts out the lyrics. The camera pans in on the pain in his face. The camera than zooms out as if he is asking the audience to please explain as if they are friends with the woman her loves.


She likes to use words like 'I'm going to be a star,'
She likes to scream out to the world 'Love me.'
She likes to hang around with the paparazzi
But when she stops her talking to me
Her mind turns straight to Fame


When he punches out the lines "I'm going to be a Star" and "Love Me" They appear on the screens behind him.
Glitter is realised from his hands and sprinkles over audience members.

Sometimes I sit across from her and I look into her eyes,
I notice the way she ignores me, as thinks about Fame with a smile,
Curved lips she just can't disguise.
But she says it's Me making her life worthwhile.
I can see in her eyes, i know it's a lie
Why is it so hard for her to decide which she loves more?
Me or...Fame?


Hero rolls onto his back as he sings looking up at the ceiling. He rolls onto his side looking out at the female audience members.

Ten thousand kisses wont be enough
Nor me beside her giving her a masculine hug
Her eyes give her away, her lips don't need to say
Her heart don't love me the way the joy she will get from her...... fammmmeeee.


The camera zooms in onto Hero's mouth as he sings the last line of fame, letting it slowly fade out of his face. It pans up to see a lone tear role down his cheek.

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08 Darkmania: So Run Away by Clare Isis Lonfem

Postby Kalosia » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:27 am

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To the tune of Emmelie De Forest - Only Teardrops
Peformence are identical to hers doing ESC 2013
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Clare Isis Lonfem (Born 12. Oct 1997) is a young well-known singer who at the age of 19 performs under the Darkmainian flag in Monterra, Kalosia. She takes her self written song "So Run Away" with her in the 2nd edision of WHF for Darkmania.
She started her career when she was spotted singing "My Heart Wil Go On" By Celine Dion in a talent contest in Suak in 2010. She started her carrier that year. Her first song, from 2011, was called "My Heart" and was a toper. She has since been a hit toper with her own written songs, her latest song “So Run Away” is 1st on the Hit Chart since wining “Yn sanh tï Kalosia” (One Song to Kalosia).



The conductor comes in via the entrance and bows to the audience. The audience claps as he bows down. The conductor then gets ready to conduct the orchestra.

Clare peformes this song barefooted with two backup singers and two guys dressed like soilder drummers.

Song starts with a short whistle solo by a guy.
Lets Run Away, with me
I’m gonna help you out
From this little mess at home


The conductor begins to conduct the orchestra.

Blood from your head, do you have something to say
Please tell me now, do you need someone to talk
I am here to you, you can talk to me
I’m here for you


She rises up as the guys plays on the drums.

Let us escape the dictator in your life
Let us fix this heck of a mess
So Run Away
Let us escape the abuse you have got
Let escape the fight in your home
So Run Away


Short Whistle solo. She faces the whistleblower while the camera goes around her.

So come and find me now
Gonna help you out
Leave your past behind you


She no longer faces the whistleblower but on the audience

Blood from your head, do you have something to say?
Please tell me now, do you need someone to talk?
I am here to you, you can talk to me
I’m here for you


She goes toward the audience while the guys follow her playing on their drums

Tell me, Let us escape the dictator in your life
Let us fix this heck of a mess
So Run Away
Let us escape the abuse you have got
Let escape the fight in your home
So Run Away


(Tell me now) What's gone between us has come between us
So Run Away
(Tell me now) What's gone between us has come between us


Let us escape the dictator in your life
Let us fix this heck of a mess
So Run Away
Let us escape the abuse you have got
Let us escape the fight in your home
So Run Away, So Run Away


Drum solo as she sings.

So Run Away
So Run Away


Confetti begins to rain over the stage and will keep going this at the rest of this performance.

Let us escape the dictator in your life
Let us fix this heck of a mess
So Run Away
Let us escape the abuse you have got
Let us escape the fight in your home
So Run Away


The song ends as she says "Thank You So Much" and smiles. After she bows, she walks to the green room. The camera cuts to the postcard to Normandy & Picardy, who is next on the line and last to perform.
This takes a while, as they has to remove all of the confetti on the stage so the artist doenst slip on them.

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09 Normandy & Picardy: Nothing is Wrong by Anima

Postby Kalosia » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:31 am


Anima is an incredibly popular group from Rouen, the second largest city in Normandy and Picardy, being one of the most successful Normand groups in terms of record sales ever, being only beaten by WorldVision 50 entrant Sophie Belevre. Part of the Normand scene that has spawned a number of WorldVision entries that have all done well, this is the first time NNN has sent a similar style of song to WHF. Following losing the WHF title last year, NNN are hunting to win it for a fourth time, and so they have continued in the same vein they always take in WHF - sending successful Normand artists - but have markedly changed the style of the entries; some say NNN is deliberately experimenting, others that this has been in the pipelines for a while, and some more pessimistic sorts have said this is all they have left. Anima consists of Almado Sola, Renaud Loren and Marco Vontelli, a group of childhood friends who are incredibly close; indeed, Almado and Renaud are currently in a relationship (Marco has his own partner). They all grew up in the same area of Rouen - the Acotean - all went to the same school and even to the same university, all studying music. The song is written by Marco, who is the group's main songwriter, and is about a former relationship of his which obviously ended sourly, and with his partner having an affair. However, in the typical way Normand fans do, they have looked far too deeply into the song, saying it is a critique of advertising and capitalism which 'lies' to us and pretends that reality is different than it really is, but neither Marco nor the rest of the group have confirmed or denied this. Whatever the song is about it has quickly become a summer hit in Normandy and Picardy, and Normands hope that the song will do well. Will it? That's for the mulitverse to decide...


The stage is pitch black as the audience wait in anticipation for the song to begin, and as the music does begin a blue light covers the stage from one side and a green light from the other, looking much like the logo for WHF. The stage is shown to consist of the different members of the band all standing on random parts of the stage, all facing in different directions, with smoke lapping around their feet and seemingly random cabinets and tall lamps. They themselves don't play the music, but silhouettes in the background are shown doing it for them. The cameras pan all around the stage, showing it from above and from all different angles, before reaching down to the level of Almado as he beginsnto sing, and "walks" around the stage, showing all of the group, who keep staring forwards, but are now playing their instruments.

As I walk
Walk along broken shorelines, wondering
I ask myself
Because I don't know what my love is worth


As the chorus begins it becomes apparent the band members where standing on spinning platforms put there during the preparations and hidden by the smoke, and they turn to face the cameras at the front of the stage, playing and singing through the chorus as the camera pans in front of them. They carry on the same manner, feeling almost detached from the stage, during the brief instrumental.

But for you nothing is wrong
You believe yourself
Your lies are truths for someone
But they're not for me
For me...


The camera rests right in front of Almaro's face and he sings directly into the camera as the second verse progresses, the camera moving very slowly away. Nothing much else happens, NNN apparently preferring simplicity to gimmicks this time.

Fairy tales
That's all your words will ever be to me
Hollow dreams
To soothe my mind and keep me from asking why


The cameras return to panning around the stage during the chorus, although towards the end the cameras move outwards and upwards. The band keep playing along.

But for you nothing is wrong
You believe yourself
Your lies are truths for someone
But they're not for me
But for you nothing is wrong
You believe yourself
Your lies are truths for someone
But they're not for me
But for you nothing is wrong


At the beginning of the instrumental, the camera fades and shows the image of the background, which is a rather psychedlic, yet still fairly dark, kaleidoscope, with silhouettes of the band, contrasted with brightly coloured instruments, and the cameras almost seems to travel through it. As we return to the main musical phrase of the song, we also return to the stage, looking from above as Almaro lays down on his platform, and is turning around, the smoke creating a crown around the rotating disc. The other two band members join him as the song nears its conclusion and the lights slowly fade out.

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Postby Kalosia » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:44 am

Reserved for hosts intervention

OOC: send your votes by TG to Kalosia, awarding your top 5 entries 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points (5 for your favourite). Send also a picture and details of your spokesperson, as well as anything you may want them to say. Remember, they'll only deliver 5 points, as 1-4 points will have been announced separately before your spokesperson is summoned.
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WITH DANIEL RICHARDS!





Hello, and welcome to Kalosia, Monterra. Kalosia last hosted the competition in World Hit Festival 19, where they had a larger budget - however, they spent their budget this time on bidding for the WorldVision Song Contest up against nations like Polkopia, oh and us. It's going to be a saucy fight to see who will win their rights. Luckily for me, if Kalosia wins, I won't have to travel a long way! Anyway, the World Hit Festival 26 is here, and Britonisea still hasn't won the competition yet, and after we were going to leave the contest, IGBK decided to take the rights and now we are shoved on a channel no one watches. By the way, I was allowed to say that as I've asked the IGBK bosses. Right, we have Cheongji coming up! Let's see how this song goes.

01 - Cheongji

Hm, I was expecting something a bit more interesting. I don't know. This song seemed a bit ordinary while, I want something that is different and fun, and exciting. This song was very back and forth and a revisit of what we see usually. As usual, you can see that Cheongji is very meticulous when it comes to staging directions which makes the song visual. I wait to see the day when Cheongji raise the bar a bit more. I enjoyed their WorldVision Song, but I thought this was also missing something too. It's not as good as the old days. Anyway, up next is Mercedini. The rivals to Cheongji last edition - and they ended up cancelling each other out. Lol.

02 - Mercedini

This is not a bad song, I really like the instrumental. This is a song I would expect from Ekoz, and I always somewhat like the entries from Ekoz. Mercedini have something special, but they choose not to show it in the way we want them to. The lyrics and the staging are also good too, so overall this song is a great entry. It's not 100%, there is still some developing Mercedini needs to do as a music nation, and there is still a long road ahead of the nation, however, you could see this win today. This, however, would be very disappointing because Britonisea has been trying way more than them. Next up, Anollasia. You got to feel sorry for these lot. They try so hard for nothing in return. Let's see if that will change.

03- Anollasia

I couldn't see her face for most of the performance. I did like this song, it was slow rock - I guess. It sounds nice and rich, but post-modern at the same time. Not post-modern is a bit too harsh, but I like it. It does remind me of The Sarian or Electrum though, and they didn't do well with this type of song. So I don't know if I can see this song win, as such. I think some other help from nations - maybe a national selection for WHF - could help this nation progress a bit more. Anyway, the next song is from Izmedu.

04 - Izmedu

This song is a slow song, I quite like this song. Good use of the orchestra too. Let's talk about the staging. The staging is very good. As ever, Izmedu has spent time revising the staging, and that's a good thing. I love the song, and how it builds up throughout. An important song is one that can bring an audience on the edge of their seat - wondering what's going to happen next. This song pulls you in then pushes you out and tells you to wait outside in the rain, and then tells you to watch it eating soup int he warm before inviting you back in to help you finish the soup. Don't understand what I mean? I didn't understand what I mean, so...Let's continue. Right, up next is Kalosia - the host nation. Kalosia's entry shouldn't be that good because the budget is a bit tight (if you know what I mean). So, let's listen to the song before moving on to Britonisea!

05- Kalosia

What is this? At least they used the orchestra. This song is not to my taste, unfortunately, and I don't think that this song will win the competition, which means we will not have Kalosia WHF27. It was just a bit boring, and that guitarist is annoying, it really is. The staging wasn't really much either. Mediocre entry, however, it will get gobbled up by what we have seen previously. Right, up next is Britonisea. Britonisea has a song which takes a long time to explode. But, let's see how that works out.

06 - Britonisea

I love this song, I really do. The staging - though cheap - fits with the song, a lot. Britonisea chose a song that is orchestrated...by the orchestra, so in the arena, it must sound beautiful. The arena didn't really react very well to Britonisea, I wonder how the country would be if they host the WV50. I don't think that that'll be a great experience for Britonisea. Nevertheless, the song is great and so is the lyrics. The song does take long to build up, and therefore some people might get put off by that - but who damn cares? Who cares? Vote for us. West Phoenicia is next, though!

07 - West Phoenicia

Not really sure what I am supposed to say to this song, really. The lyrics are always good from West Phoenicia. Nice hearty lyrics from the country. And the staging is just the staging...I don't really know what to say about that too. The song is just good, but I do think West Phoenicia has a long way to go to win the contest. I might be hypocritical when it comes to the World Hit Festival, though! Next is our penultimate nation, which is Darkmania. An up and down nation.

08 - Darkmania

The song is great, and it's always nice to hear the orchestra playing...again. I like how Kalosia enforced lots of nations to use the orchestra, it's quite a nice thing. I love the song, Darkmania, but it's something we've heard time and time again. The lyrics are also interesting, like West Phoenicia, but I can see this song near the rear end of the competition. I am not sure where this'll place, but assuming that there's 9 entries, I would say the top 5...probably. Next, we have our 9th and final entry - this job is easier than WorldVision! It's song number 9, have a sip!

09 - Normandy & Picardy

Hmmm. Lot's of slow songs. This is an alright entry, I guess. Not sure about the tune but the lyrics and stuff are great news. Normandy and Picardy will probably win again and we end up going to Normandy and Picardy for the nth time. I am getting bored of that, though. Anyway, top 3, Normandy and Picardy...it seems.

Wow! That's it! I have my money on Mercedini or Izmedu. Who will win? You decide.

Sorry I lost the will to continue after song 6. My apologies to sogns 7-9!
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WorldVision Top 5 | WorldVision Factbook
1st - 139 points - WV47
1st - 132 points - WV73
1st - 117 points - WV64
1st - 113 points - WV41
1st - 98 points - WV63

World Hit Festival Top 5 | World Hit Festival Factbook
1st - 34 points - WHF42
1st - 28 points - WHF46
1st - 28 points - WHF37
1st - 20 points - WHF26

2nd - 45 points - WHF40

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Postby Kalosia » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:08 am

Carrying on, you may have noticed that this contest's theme is "Resonating Voices". But have you wondered who's voices are resonating? Who do these voices belong to?
Well, right now we live in dark times. Terror is trying to make its way through our earth, attempting to establish its reign. But throughout the world, people are taking into the streets, calling for change, calling for peace.

So, we've invited an Euskal singer to help us channel this theme. You may have heard of her before because she won the 10th World Hit Festival when it was held in Stephani, Chenkorya, and she even made an appearance back when the contest was in Kalosia for the first time.
She'll be singing, for the first time, the English version for her song —and let's hope I pronounce this correctly— "Qaqqaq Akisuarpoq". So, let's give it up for the world premier of the song Voices, to be performed by... Samira Kareli!

Allica then left the stage, leaving Samira to perform.

Interval Act
Voices - Samira
performed in English to the tune of Hear Them Calling - Greta Salome


Samira Kareli, who recently dropped her surname from her stage name after getting married, won the very first Euskal-Doinua song festival with the song Qaqqaq Akisuarpoq.

She has made quite a few appearances at the World Hit Festival before, namely she won the 9th World Hit Festival for Euskirribakondara as a duet with Jan Ardegorrián, performing the song "The Call". Most recently, she was spotted in the audience of the 19th World Hit Festival, also in Kalosia, and gave a live interview. With the song she is about to perform, she has been chosen to represent Euskirribakondara at the 51st WorldVision Song Contest with the original version of the song. Irrespective to that, RTVK commissioned Samira to perform an English version of her song; to be made the official song of the 26th WHF.

So there she was on the stage, in front of a mic stand, wearing this dress (but black-colored, with white petals). Eldin Sakranova once again lead the orchestra. As the song started, the background screens showed a starry night with a campfire on the bottom edge (like this pic but without the people), and Samira just stood there, singing.

Can you hear them calling?
Voices resonate tonight
Now our world is burning
Oh, our hearts burn bright

The campfire in the background screen dies, leaving just a beautiful night sky.
They resonate as we come to a change of pace
We will never ever be the same

Suddenly the screen became concrete grey, and a silhouette of a crowd of what appears to be protesters appeared at the bottom of the screens. Halfway through the first line of the next part, a second, lighter silhouette rises above the first, creating layers.
The voices calling me, I hear them whispering
They’re singing for peace to come again
The voices calling me, I hear them howling
Singing for peace to come again

The screen showed rapidly-changing shots of recent events making the news, which only lasted on the screen for like 0.1 seconds each. It wasn't apparent, but the pictures all shared a common theme - progress.
In this next part, the background screens take the texture of a concrete wall. Then, after 2 lines, some sort of red gradient appears to be "projected" on the screens, as if light from a fire.
Facing all our problems
It is time for us to rise
Many have tried but they are fallen
Will we come alive?

The concrete wall texture becomes darker, but the red light remains the same, making it stand out. Basically just the previous scene but without daylight.
They resonate as we come to a change of pace
We will never ever be the same

Samira takes off her mic from the stand, and the background screens again shown silhouettes like in the previous chorus.
The voices calling me, I hear them whispering
They’re singing for peace to come again
The voices calling me, I hear them howling
Singing for peace to come again

Again, the rapid string of images was shown, and Samira walked to the front of the stage. At the next part, Samira suddenly kneeled and the stage became dark with just one spotlight shining on her.
Can you hear them? The voices calling me
Can you hear them? The voices calling me

Samira slowly got up.
The voices calling me, I hear them whispering
The voices calling me, they resonate
The voices calling me, I hear them whispering
The voices calling me, peace will come again!

3 beats happened in this next line, the first one showed the crowd silhouette from earlier, then in the next 2 beats this silhouette got closer (kinda like in the video of the tune linked above).
The voices calling me, I hear them whispering

It went back to showing the rapid string of images.
The voices calling me, I hear them whispering
They’re singing for peace to come again
Singing: Peace will come again!

Samira raised her fist at the song's final beat, and the stage screens flashed white and then faded to black. The crowd roared, appreciating the beautiful and new rendition of her song.
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Postby Kalosia » Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:00 am

Allica Ilham entered the stage again, walking to a certain spot where, at the same time, a podium was being set up, designed with a screen to allow the show's producers to communicate to the host (mostly revealing the votes for Allica to announce).

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So, here comes the most exciting part of the show, the voting! So, this is how it's going to work. We're going to go through each nation to see how many votes they got, but only 1, 2, 3, and 4 points. That's votes going to that country. Then, we will go to each nation to see who they gave the 5 points to. That's votes coming from the country.
And keeping in mind the tie that happened the last time the festival was here, the procedure for tie-breaking will first look at how many countries voted for the songs, in which the entry receiving more votes wins. We can just stop there, as was the case when we gave Chameliya the trophy back in '19. If the tie persists, we look at which country have more sets of 5 points, and then 4 points, and so on. If the rare and unlikely event happens that both countries have the exact same points breakdown, the executive supervisor of the World Hit Festival will contact our voting partner, the people responsible for counting are votes, then we'll look at the raw voting data and award the trophy to the country who have received more televotes.
Yes, it may be a bit confusing, but you don't really need to think about this as we'll guide you through the process. So, are you ready? Let's begin by seeing how the world voted for the first performing nation of the night, Cheongji!


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Ooh, a rough start to the voting. But, we haven't seen who has awarded 5 points to Cheongji so who knows what'll happen later.

Now, let's move on to the next nation, Mercedini.


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We still have 7 more nations and 9 more sets of 5 points, so don't be pessimistic just yet!

Let's look at who voted for the 3rd nation of the night, Anollasia.


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Now we're picking up a couple more points.

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Postby Kalosia » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:09 am

Now let's find out how many points Izmedu has been given.


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10 points - not bad.

Now for the country bringing you this WHF, Kalosia. We're about halfway through.


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8 points.

Now we take a look at how the world voted for Britonisea.


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Remember this is not the final tally, any country can get much more points than shown on the screen.

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Postby Kalosia » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:45 am

Moving on, we'll see who West Phoenicia will get their first ever points from.


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At this rate, looks like no one will go home without any points.

Almost there, let's see who voted for Darkmania.


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17 points! The most so far.

And finally, here are the points given to Normandy & Picardy.


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13 points, not bad either.

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Postby Kalosia » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:25 am

Now we've seen all sets of 1, 2, 3, and 4 points given out. Let's look at the scoreboard so far.


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As you can see Darkmania's in the lead with 17 points, Anollasia 2nd with 14, and Normandy & Picardy following closely behind with 13 points.

However, we don't stop here. There are still 45 points up for grabs, and with each nation having the possibility of getting a maximum of 40 of those points, anything can still happen and any country can still win, be it one already on the top, or one with quite a journey to make.

Now, let's visit each of these countries in the same order they performed, to find out who they feel deserves each of their 5 points the most. First up is Cheongji. Good evening Jeon Hyeon Moo, may we have your 5 points please?

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Postby Kalosia » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:59 am

1/9 voting
CHEONGJI
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Jeon Hyeon Moo

5 points go to...

MERCEDINI!


01 Darkmania              17
02 Anollasia 14
03 Normandy & Picardy 13
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Postby Kalosia » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:03 am

2/9 voting
MERCEDINI
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Samuel Borlaviac, Mercedini's first WorldVision entrant

Hello Kalosia! This is Zoloroni calling. First of all, we would like to thank you for a wonderful show and wish all of the participants the best of luck... and now, here are our points:

5 points go to...

CHEONGJI!


Thank You Monterra! Good Night!

01 Darkmania              17
02 Anollasia 14
03 Normandy & Picardy 13

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Postby Kalosia » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:10 am

3/9 voting
ANOLLASIA
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Janine Baker, writer and activist

Selam! Here are the Anollasian votes!

5 points go to...

NORMANDY & PICARDY!


Congratulations and good night!

01 Normandy & Picardy     18
02 Darkmania 17
03 Anollasia 14
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Postby Kalosia » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:08 am

4/9 voting
IZMEDU
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Senka, Izmeduan entrant to WHF19

Dobra večer Monterra, it's Vodiznad calling. Remember me? It's been a while since we saw each other in Kasin so many editions ago, and I am happy to see that Kalosia is hosting the contest once again. It's been a fantastic World Hit Festival tonight. The first 4 points have already been shown, and now I'll reveal who we gave our 5 points to.

5 points from Izmedu go to...

BRITONISEA!


Sretno svima everyone. I wish you all the best. Thank you so much for having us.

01 Normandy & Picardy     18
02 Darkmania 17
03 Britonisea 15

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Postby Kalosia » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:15 am

5/9 voting
KALOSIA
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Paola Amadin, Kalosian entrant to and winner of WHF25

Buna sirë everyone! It's me again! As you can see I'm on the other side of the stage away from Allica. Anyway, let's find out who got the host country's top points.

They went to...

IZMEDU!


I can't wait to see who wins! Enjoy the rest of the show, everyone!

01 Normandy & Picardy     18
02 Darkmania 17
03 Britonisea 15
03 Izmedu 15

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Postby Kalosia » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:22 am

6/9 voting
BRITONISEA
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Tess Philippa, Britonish entrant to WHF25, WV33, and WV50

Hey everyone! If you remember me, I represented Britonisea last time the WHF took place, and soon I'll come to your country to sing for my great nation at the Golden Edition! We did all we could to win our rights, but that didn't happen.

So... our 5 points go to...

MERCEDINI!


Before I go, don't forget to vote for me at WorldVision! The campaign begins...

01 Normandy & Picardy     18
02 Darkmania 17
03 Mercedini 16

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Postby Kalosia » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:09 am

7/9 voting
WEST PHOENICIA
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Susana Hezzelbeck, presenter

I would like to thank the host for allowing West Phoenicia the opportunity to compete.
West Phoenicia is a buzz with the wonderous sounds of our international community. We would like to have given everyone 5 points... But rules are rules so our 5 points go to....

IZMEDU!


01 Izmedu                 20
02 Normandy & Picardy 18
03 Darkmania 17

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