NATION

PASSWORD

World Hit Festival 45 | Vodiznad, Izmedu | CLOSED

Where nations come together and discuss matters of varying degrees of importance. [In character]
User avatar
Britonisea
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 7747
Founded: Oct 29, 2012
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

World Hit Festival 45 | Vodiznad, Izmedu | CLOSED

Postby Britonisea » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:45 am

Image

WELCOME TO THE 45TH WORLD HIT FESTIVAL
Vodiznad, Izmedu


WHF NETWORK - DRAFT THREAD - IC THREAD

Welcome to Izmedu!

Izmedu has won the World Hit Festival again, and this time they won with "Maja pisma" which was sung by Dorotea Viskovic & Nenad Niksic. We are very excited to turn back to the kings of World Hit Festival hosting for what is set to be yet another fabulous Festival in Izmedu for the first time in four editions. We will be returning to the capital of Izmedu, Vodiznad, for the 45th World Hit Festival.

Fabio McAlpine
World Hit Festival Overseer


What is the World Hit Festival?
The World Hit Festival (WHF) is a multiversal song competition. Each nation shall enter 1 song and 1 artist, and it shall be 'performed' via roleplay. Most nations tend to use a real-life tune as a musical backing, but every entry submitted to the World Hit Festival is required to have original lyrics (ie. if you submit a tune, you must re-write the lyrics), so this does mean that instrumental entries are blocked from entering the contest.

WHF operates with three threads, the OOC, Draft, and IC threads. The one you are seeing now is the OOC/Sign-ups thread, the main place for you to discuss the contest, reveal your entrant, etc. All OOC chatter goes here. The Draft Thread, opened by the host, is the second thread opened up during a WHF contest, and this draft thread is where nations will post and work on their entries until a deadline determined by the host. The IC thread, also opened by the host is the third and final thread attached to a WHF, and it is where the host will transfer your entries.

The World Hit Festival has had a very long history in NationStates, and a thread by the second overseer (Euskirribakondara) has been created to compile this long history. Click here for a thread with links to every OOC and IC thread of all World Hit Festivals so far. Click this for a statistical database of all WHF participants. For winners, click here to see a full list of all WHF winners with links to their entries.

Schedule
Draft Thread Opens: Monday 8th April 2019
Sign-Ups Close: Monday 15th April 2019
Draft Thread Closes, IC Thread Up: Monday 29th April 2019 (23:59 PDT)
Voting Deadline: Monday 6th April 2019
Grand Final Winner Known By: Sunday 12th May 2019


WORLD HIT FESTIVAL 46
Orchestra Special Edition


Participating
If you would like to participate at the World Hit Festival, please complete the form below.
Code: Select all
[box][b]Nation:[/b]
[b]Broadcaster:[/b]

[b]Song Title:[/b]
[b]Artist:[/b]
[b]Language(s):[/b]
[b]Title Transcription (if required):[/b]
[b]Title Translation (if required):[/b]
[b]Tune:[/b]
___
[i]Host Requirement[/i]
[b]Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s):[/b]
___


[b]Head of Delegation (if not already provided):[/b]
[/box]

For WHF veterans, this sign-up form will look very familiar as it is the same sign-up form for the past 15 editions. However, for debutantes, I have provided a sample application using WHF32's winning entry in a spoiler, with explanations in brackets.

Nation: Euskirribakondara (name of your nation goes here)
Broadcaster: EUSK1 (name of your broadcaster goes here, and this is usually your national broadcaster that would broadcast the WHF. For a real life comparison, think of the BBC in the UK.)

Song Title: "По, Дај Ми Любавте" (name of your song)
Artist: Nadija Djokanović (the name of the artist that will 'perform' the song in your roleplay.)
Language(s): Sirbadian, Euskal, Hinga (the language(s) that your lyrics will be performed in)
Title Transcription (if required): "Po, Daj Mi Ljubavte" (if your song's language utilizes another script such as Cyrillic, you would put the romanization of that title here. In this example, По, Дај Ми Любавте is Po, Daj Mi Ljubavte. Otherwise, this part can be omitted.)
Title Translation (if required): Come On, Give Me Your Love (the translation of your song's title to English. If your song is in English already, this part can also be omitted.)
Tune: Here (most WHF tunes will have tunes attached to them, such as this entry using Poli Genova's If Love Was a Crime. If you are using a tune, do provide a link of the tune in this form. However, there are cases in which users do not submit a tune and use self-penned songs, in which case, filling out this part is not required.)

Translate "Together In Harmony" in your national language(s): The host would like for you to translate "Together in Harmony" into your national language. Your national language could be a predominant language in your nation or recognised/official languages.

Head of Delegation: (The Head of Delegation is the person who is in charge of your delegation at the 44th World Hit Festival. If you have already provided information about this, you do not have to fill this part of the form out)

Participating Nations: As of April 15
  1. 1zmedu
  2. Anollasia [NATV] Eda Buldan - Not What It Seems
  3. Ariwana Budiman - "Cahaya Diatas Awan"
  4. Astoria [ABC] Annie Lungtsag, and Joseph Waters - beep, beep
  5. Belgaam [TBS] HI¥SENI - Moving On
  6. Besen Dena - Movement
  7. Britonisea [BVC] (Vha Mehlodhivestoile 2019)
  8. Chameliya
  9. Cleaca [CBC] Crew89 - Be My Girl
  10. Darkmania [DaTV] Erÿk Gäver - Ingen Mer Triste Sanger
  11. Ekoz [STE] (Ekoes Soekke vor Vinna)
  12. Estogium [RVC] Hunter Malden - Remercio Teis
  13. Fatiman Federation (Indo States) [RTV] Angelica Magsaysay - L'amour Nassiêr Lucién (Lïmond Sëldefer)
  14. Fromulya
  15. Ginirato [Aerggia TV] Queria Ghajino - Mine
  16. Izmedu [RTI] Dejan Mlakar - Sturi-misni
  17. Kalmarlund [KT] Einherjar - We Won't Fall
  18. Kalosia
  19. Kishrael [RESHET] Daniel Antebi - קצה של רצון
  20. Llalta
  21. Mercedini [ENM]
  22. Natanya
  23. Nightom [KVC] The Girl Next Door - I Wish You Knew
  24. Normandy & Picardy [RTN] Margot Lafiere - Des Rêves
  25. Pais Sinpesen [MR-S1] yuko akoro - akopi opo
  26. Talvezout [TRT]
  27. Teesdexxia [TBA] Joseph Alexandesso - Knife's Edge
  28. Todaskakys [TDKK]
  29. Todlichebujoku [SterGo100] VOIYT - Olen Tulossa
  30. Togonistan [Lucky 7] Mareta Ioane - Take Me To Paradise
  31. Vartugia Kevin and the Shitposters
  32. Venkatanaros Imharajuvaripieta Rdraskska

National Final (1/1)
  1. Britonisea Vha Mehlodhivestoile 2019
  2. Ekoz Ekoes Soekke vor Vinna

    1. 1zmedu
    2. Anollasia [NATV] Middle Kids - All the Small Things
    3. Ariwana NEV +, Ariel & Dea — Janger Persahabatan
    4. Astoria [ABC] ABBA - Ring Ring (Bara Du Slog En Signal) (Swedish version)
    5. Belgaam [TBS] Bella Santiago - Army of Love
    6. Besen Dance To This - Troye Sivan (feat. Ariana Grande)
    7. Britonisea [BVC]
    8. Chameliya
    9. Darkmania [DaTV] Nora Foss Al-Jabri - Somewhere Beautiful
    10. Ekoz [STE]
    11. Estogium [RVC] Linus Svenning - Bröder
    12. Fatiman Federation (Indo States) [RTV] TA PLUS BELLE INSOMNIE - BARBARA OPSOMER
    13. Fromulya
    14. Ginirato [Aerggia TV] Gery-Nikol - I'm The Queen
    15. Izmedu [RTI] Zeljko Joksimovic - Lane moje
    16. Kalmarlund [KT] Sabaton - Resist and Bite
    17. Kalosia
    18. Kishrael [RESHET] Rita Ora - Radioactive
    19. Llalta
    20. Mercedini [ENM]
    21. Natanya TARABAROVA - ЦУНАМІ
    22. Nightom [KVC] Freya Ridings - Lost Without You (Official Video)
    23. Normandy & Picardy [RTN] Indila - Tourner Dans Le Vide
    24. Pais Sinpesen [MR-S1] Wie is Sjef
    25. Talvezout [TRT]
    26. Teesdexxia [TBA] James Arthur - Back From The Edge
    27. Todaskakys [TDKK] Porter Robinson ft. Breanne Duren, Sean Caskey - Years of War
    28. Todlichebujoku [SterGo100] RAIGN - This Is The End
    29. Togonistan [Lucky 7] P!nk - 'Walk Me Home
    30. Vartugia Andrew Gold - Spooky Scary Skeletons
    31. Venkatanaros Imharajuvaripieta Rdraskska


It's a lot to take in, but as I've mentioned before, there are nations here that are willing to help. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask them on this thread or to TG any of us. Most importantly, enjoy your time here and enjoy the music.


Rules and Procedures
Contest
  1. A nation is allowed to submit 2 puppets maximum to the contest, meaning that a user can be controlling at most 3 nations in the contest.
  2. Nations must send a full ranking of all nations on the IC Thread to the host of the competition when the voting opens.
  3. The nation ranked first will receive 5 points, the nation ranked second will receive 4 points etc. Nations ranked 6th or below will not receive any points.
  4. Users are allowed to receive 8 points maximum from their puppets. Meaning, a user with three nations can use Nation B and C (with B and C giving 4 points each) to give Nation A 8 points total, but nothing more.
  5. A nation is also expected to vote, but there is no penalty for not voting. The host will make up your votes in the event that they do not have your votes.
  6. All or at least most of the written lyrics must be original. Should any user spot any concerns, don't hesitate to let the overseer or current host know.
  7. In order for Semi Finals to be initiated, there must be enough nations for there to be 14 nations per Semi Final. The number of participants before Semi Finals are initiated will be dependent on circumstances.
  8. In the unlikely event of there being 40 or more complete entries, the top 5 from last edition (including the host) will qualify automatically to the Grand Final.
  9. The maximum amount of nations that can participate at any World Hit Festival is 47 (including the host).
Hosting
  1. The winner of the competition will automatically be given the right to host the competition. The winner will have 72 hours (maximum) to announce their interest in hosting the Festival to the Overseer.
  2. The host must not reveal their acceptance of hosting until the Overseer has announced it on the WHF Network.
  3. If within the first 72 hours, the host either doesn't announce their interest of hosting the proceeding contest or declines hosting rights, the nation who came 2nd will be asked. If declined five times, the World Hit Overseer has to host the World Hit Festival.
  4. If the host abandons their host duties, the World Hit Overseer will be responsible for what left needs to be done.
  5. We would like to ensure all World Hit Festival hosts can host the competition to the best of their ability. If you have any concerns about hosting if given the opportunity to, don't hesitate to speak to the World Hit Overseer.


For those wanting a look at the immediate past, here are a collection of links to the most recent WHF: OOC Thread - Draft Thread - IC Thread
Last edited by Britonisea on Wed May 15, 2019 11:39 am, edited 15 times in total.

User avatar
Britonisea
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 7747
Founded: Oct 29, 2012
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Britonisea » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:45 am

Round up
Rexubliqué Univexserellué de Brityunik #BRI
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 - 55* points - JWHF6 // 2nd - 45 points - WHF40
*Jury/Televote system was used.

User avatar
Izmedu
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1274
Founded: Sep 09, 2014
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Izmedu » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:45 am

Image


Image
After a three-edition gap, we are now back in Izmedu once more thanks to the efforts of Dorotea Viskovic & Nenad Niksic in Anollasia. With this new wind, Izmedu extends its hosting record to bring that number to 8 hostings, staging the contest in the capital city of Vodiznad. The country of Izmedu is a small, primarily sea-fronted nation that's primarily known for being nestled in-between the sea and the mountains. Led by President Gabrijel Papic-Papratrovic, it is home to 2,188,000 people. It is primarily and culturally south slavic, with some romance (particularly Dalmatian) influences in both the architecture and the Izmeduan language. The current incarnation of Izmedu (the Democratic Republic) was born out of a bloody revolution, in which the country was trying to break away from a brutal dictatorship. In more recent history, Izmedu has found prominence in the international stage through its regular and sustained participation in major international song contests such as the World Hit Festival and the WorldVision Song Contest. It also has some investments in participating in sports events (with a successful appearance in the X Olympiad), but music is what Izmedu primarily is known for.

Izmedu has had a long history in the World Hit Festival, with this hosting also marking the 30th anniversary of Izmeduan participation in the contest. The early days of Izmedu's WHF participation were rocky, primarily being marked with withdrawals and a lack of organization as to what Izmedu's identity in the WHF would be. It was not until the 26th World Hit Festival was where (through the work of the outgoing Izmeduan head of delegation, Pavao Sintic) Izmedu began to establish the foundation of its current World Hit Festival trajectory. Under his tenure and guidance, he is responsible for overseeing the delegation that secured all of Izmedu's WHF victories and most of its podium places. The country, with Ivan Sandic, was also the overseer of the World Hit Festival from the 31st to 41st World Hit Festivals, being elected in the 30th edition.


Image
The selection of the phrase, 'I Believe,' is a reflection of the culmination of not just the efforts all involved to make a World Hit Festival a reality, but is also an interpretation of the driving force of the mission that drives the World Hit Festival to become the prestigious and renowned music festival that it is today. What drives this festival is a strong and firm belief in the power of music. That power is simply not just the ability to become a popular hit or song, that power is the capacity for music to move people. It is a belief that music, whether bombastic, intimate, loud, small, filled with fireworks, with emotion, and even a combination of those, can change the world by helping a human being make it through the day via a shared and universal human experience. While the World Hit Festival makes for an eclectic and diverse set of musical traditions and experiences, what unites this festival in its project is a robust belief in music. Each artist, each song, and each second spent crafting these entries is utilized to help incite a feeling, an emotion.

Accordingly, RTI wanted a simple phrase that was both particular and universal. 'I Believe,' serves as a simple yet declaratory statement that drives the aims of what the channel wants to bring with its latest hosting. While previous Izmeduan themes have touched upon grandiosity, whimsical quirkiness, and utilizes music as an explicit jumping off point, RTI wanted an approach that was more intimate and that felt a touch more universal. Music will always be the driving force behind each hosting, but with this simple theme in mind, RTI hopes to reach forward with a universal message that helps grow and expand the World Hit Festival audience. We want people around the world, nations new and old to the festival, not only to believe in their music and their nation, but to believe in themselves even in times of precarity and struggle. We hope that this festival, beyond the glitz and glamour, also serves as an act of musical empowerment.


Image
Alternative images

Unfiltered - Adviant Palace - A shot of a vacant Agnial Marketplace - A picture of a smaller marketplace Velikstav Walkway from the ground - Velikstav Walkway from the air

Vodiznad (population: ~593,000) is the Izmedu's capital and biggest city. As has been described by past hosting booklets, Vodiznad is also the oldest city founded in Izmedu and is the site for many of the country's historical artefacts, events, and is even argued to be the very site where the notion of an Izmeduan nation-state was even conceived of (via the Point of Croinova). This history is marked with bloody violence in Izmedu's past as an early nation-state, but recent developments have helped the country bridge its past, present, and future, towards a belief of Vodiznad becoming an even more global center. Vodiznad's most recent history is indeed marked with it becoming a much more musical city than in years past, being primarily influenced not just with the presence of the World Hit Festival, but with the crystallizing and popularity of the music festivals and local competitions that Vodiznad perpetually hosts. This legacy in music, in concert with other coastal cities (with Mousiki and Polumisec also lending a hand in their own, indirect ways), is what we'll explore.

While Vodiznad is the hub of all things cultural in Izmedu (engaging in a constant jousting with Polumisec for how many events they can host in any given year), Vodiznad has been making strides to truly emphasize how it is the country's bastion for music and the arts. While Vodiznad is not responsible for truly jump-starting the beginnings of Izmedu's musical landscape (that honor goes to Mousiki), many of Izmedu's current musical trends (metal, rap, pop ballads, dubstep, EDM) and leanings all found their start, their continuations, and their outcomes within this city. Part of how this manifests is through two landmarks in the city that RTI plans to utilize to help augment the World Hit Festival experience outside of the arena. These are the Velikstav Walkway and the Agnial Marketplace.

The Velikstav Walkaway is cited as being one of Vodiznad's most famous 'postcard' settings and is called the 'national walkway' among locals. Its original function was conceived of by old architect and city planner Jelena Takec in the city's early days. The Velikstav Walkway, despite its now prominence as a nigh-national symbol, was originally conceived of as a deliberately ornate walkway to in the hopes of defraying attention away from the brutal dictatorship that Tadija Damjan imposed upon the country. Thus, the history of the Velikstav Walkway and its inhabitans often changed. In the past, it was home to mostly artisan and state-sponsored stores, being an often common sight of the dictatorship to take 'pretty pictures' of the country. The main identity of the Velikstav Walkway (and how it would influence current Vodiznad culture) wouldn't manifest until after the Izmeduan revolution.

The walkway, as originally was conceived of back then, was torn down and re-built anew due to the destruction of the war. Turning away from poised presentation to a more wilder presentation, there was now a look towards entertainment and glamour. The roots of Izmeduan popular music were established when the new walkway began to organically develop into a place where live music performances can be heard. Artists such as Gordan Glavas, the brothers Delic, Anita Sabolic, and those of the older Izmeduan quadrant were helping establish not just a local music scene, but also a night life. When the music industry shifted once more towards a more electronic sound, the famed Ganer Klub was established as the hot spot in Vodiznad to be around. Arguably, it was in the Ganer was where Izmeduan dance music found its roots, with many of the country's most famous producers having found stints by being local DJs for the club's famous and infamous all nighters. Now, it stands as not only the symbolic beating heart of Vodiznad's belief in the future, it is now the hub of most non-central city activity and tourism. From night clubs, to famed eateries, and it being a popular spot for dances and impromptu concerts, there's always something brimming in this corner of Vodiznad.

The Agnial Marketplace's history isn't quite as long and extensive, but it also played a part in helping the city find its identity. The marketplace itself sits in the base of the Adviant Palace (another one of Izmedu's most famed structures) and isn't usually quite thought of as being on the cutting edge. However, what it does represent is a sustained holding place for not just market-goers to sell their wares, but it also became a popular spot for Izmeduan musicians, dancers, and more traditional artists to play their music to a daily audience. The Agnial Marketplace is in fact the birthplace of the Vodiznad Festival revival (VodiFest), a music festival that prides itself in being the most active and oldest music festival on-going in Izmedu. A makeshift stage would be created every single year in the Agnial Marketplace, and the contest itself was first an informal showcase of traditional south slavic music sung primarily in Izmeduan (it was a popular way for Mousikian klapa groups to gain domestic recognition). In more recent history, the Agnial Marketplace is now the place for Izmeduan dancers to play to a daily audience, and its name is a bit of a misnomer now as there's less wares and more entertainment.

For the upcoming World Hit Festival, WHF aims to use these two spaces as one of the two hubs to maximize visitors' and delegations' World Hit Festival experiences. Looking back to past World Hit Festival hostings, RTI aims to hold a sort of 'World Fair' for delegations that want to send their entrants in early or for delegations that plan to have an extended stay during media tours or postcard filmings. This 'World Fair' will first start off informally, with RTI inviting entrants to do public performances to local crowds well before the media blitz in the lead up to the rehearsals. During the rehearsal period, the Velikstav (particularly, the Ganer) will be the site of the World Hit Club. In the nights leading up to the festival and the nights after, the World Hit Party will be held and yes, there will be after-parties and all-nighters for delegations that want to have some fun. The Agnial will serve as the space of the 'World Fair' that aims to have countries, past WHF participants, and interested visitors showing off cultural artefacts of their nations or for those that want a more intimate venue for live performances.

RTI hopes your stay in Vodiznad will be an unforgettable one.


Image
La Cianta Arena (capacity: ~25,000, temporary expansion to ~27,000 for WHF45) is Izmedu's largest and newest concert arena and known locally as The Centurium. Built in response to the need for a new arena due to increasing demand for music concerts and international engagements, the arena had its first major and successful international event with the hosting of the 34th World Hit Festival. Ever since that WHF hosting, the arena has gone from strength to strength in supporting the biggest concert engagements and audiences in Izmedu. Renowned artists such as Arijana Kovac, PRIAMAIKI, Anita Sabolic, and Gordan Glavas have played host to the arena for multi-day engagements that keep breaking the audience record. It was very clear that the arena was facing one problem as it began to age and as demand rose, the audience capacity needed to be increased bit by bit and some of the architecture needed to be refined just a bit more to help re-adjust the arena to newer practices. The stakeholders with the La Cianta wanted to avoid the kind of problems that plagued the Dragulj.

Thus, with the combined efforts of the original architect Ema Franicevic and a more junior figure to the scene, Ante Vidovic, La Cianta Arena was formally put up for renovation in the lead up to the 45th World Hit Festival. Its environmental and grid practices were top-notch for the country's limited resources, but a balance had to be struck without compromising the 'hollow egg' design that re-affirmed the arena. As Vodiznad put together their bid to convince RTI that they were the appropriate host, Franicevic and Vidovic noticed how certain parts of the arena were being under-utilized, almost to the point where it was re-envisioned as being used for possible space for a temporary expansion, as well as a possible foundation for a future renovation.

With this, the La Cianta Arena can safely seat up to around 27,000 participants for the festival. Theoretically, it can be speculated that 27,900 is the upper limit to which the internal expansion can safely handle. Regardless, this marks and reinforces the arena as Izmedu's largest indoor arena.


Image
Alternative images

Unfiltered - Rendered vision of the stage in use - The stage in pre-rehearsal form

Keeping in mind WHF34 as a past template and with the audience size being increased slightly, this left the stage with not quite as much space as ideally expected with the delegation in charge of planning the stage layout. Ultimately, this turned out to be a boon. Ilija Vukas, an up-and-coming stage designer after making waves in the past decade for his vision of re-inventing the Izmeduan theatre stage, was bought in to be the primary designer of the WHF45 stage. The primary goal for Vukas and the RTI team was to maintain a continuity with Vodiznad's past hosting while accommodating for the slight constraints. While this unfortunately means that the orchestra won't be making a return, the stage itself is now focused on simplicity, openness, and movement. This stage is an open rounded shape, allowing the performer as much space to move around as well as being big enough in scope to fit a respectably-sized dance troupe (about 8 to 15 to be safe).

The stage is capable of any effects a delegation needs. Pyrotechnics are available, as are aquatechnics (per request), holograms, intricate lighting effects, screens, etc. If you need any wild staging effects or even need to bring extra screens, RTI will help make your staging ideas a reality.

General Layout
As described in the introductory paragraph, the stage is primarily designed as an openly rounded shape with as much move for performer(s) to play with. Primarily taking a cue with wide open rotundas for circus shows, can be somewhat modified to suit your performance needs. There is a retractable LED screen available that leads to a vast backstage space, which can be utilized by your performers if you want to make a special performance effect. Additionally, the stage floor is also an LED screen, and can be changed to either be paneled or smoothed out.

Auxiliary Screens
Specifically for WHF45, auxiliary screens (as seen on the header) will be installed on the curved ceilings that correspond between the border of the audience and the stage. These screens can act as either LED screens or as additional light pillars.


Image
TBD


Image
Keeping in line with the recent hostings of the World Hit Festival, as well as this particular system being used across Vodiznad's hostings of the concept, RTI will maintain the system used forth by Anollasia for the 44th World Hit Festival. For those new to the WHF, not to worry! This will not affect how you vote. What will be described here is the mechanism with which the host reveals the votes. This schematic started with Kalosia's WHF26, in which the nation piloted and blueprinted the 2-phase voting system that has existed and manifested in various different forms up to the present day. The system that RTI will use will be as thus. For those looking for a reference, this exact system has been used in WHF29, WHF30, WHF34, and WHF41.

RTI will utilize as a two-phase voting reveal system.

Phase I of the voting will concern your lower votes (1-4). Simply put, we'll reveal the lower value points here nation-by-nation. We'll go through each nation's vote in a predetermined order in order heighten the suspense of the reveal. Your spokesperson will not be utilized here, as it'll be the host (via voting graphics) that will be revealing your points. In terms of numbers, 2/3rds of the total vote will be revealed here. Historically, Phase I has had a good success rate in predicting the eventual winner of the contest, but it does not always reveal the ultimate winner of the contest (case in point: WHF34).

Phase II of the voting will concern the highest points value a nation can give (5). This is where the voting will resemble more like Eurovision IRL. We'll roll up your spokesperson into our live feed, they'll say whatever they need to say, and the 5 points from your nation will be revealed to the world. In this phase, the last 1/3rd of the final vote will be revealed. While the total points values may be smaller, a nation receiving 5 points can and has caused dramatic shifts in the scoreboard. There are documented cases of a nation not doing well in Phase I, but have found themselves almost winning the entire contest. (the most recent case? Llalta's entry in WHF41. 1 point in Phase I, 35 points in Phase II. Llalta was only one point away from taking the trophy)

In the event of a tie, that's when we'll bring back that Phase III. What happens in the event of a tie? We'll do a voting countback and utilize the traditional tiebreakers that have been utilized in past WHFs. These tiebreakers are most utilized to break first-place ties, but can also be used to break any other ties in the scoreboard.

  • 1st tiebreaker: Who has the most voters? Example: Testlandia and Bobville both receive 25 points. Testlandia got votes from 13 nations, Bobville got points from 12 nations. Testlandia wins.
  • 2nd tiebreaker: Who has the most 5 points? Testlandia and Bobville got 25 points and received points from 12 nations. However, Testlandia received 2 sets of 5 while Bobville only got 1 set. Testlandia wins.
  • 3rd tiebreaker: Who has the most 4 points? If Testlandia and Bobville have identical voting statistics and amount of 5 points, repeat the process using how many sets of 4 they have.
  • 4th tiebreaker: Who has the most 3 points? Repeat the process above if you're finding that they have the same set of 4 points.
  • 5th tiebreaker: Who has the most 2 points? Repeat the process above.
  • 6th tiebreaker: Who has the most 1 points? Repeat the process above.
  • 7th and final tiebreaker: In the event that Testlandia and Bobville have the exact same score breakdown, I'll use Kalosia's method in WHF26 to determine the winner of the festival. The nation with the earliest draft thread edit/post wins the contest.

However, I want to stress that going even down to the 3rd and 4th tiebreaker is rare. Historically, the 7th tiebreaker has happened only once (to my knowledge) in the festival's 44-edition history. That one occurrence? WHF26. In most practical cases of WHF ties, the 1st and 2nd tiebreakers are often the most common.

This also does not change how you vote. As per past World Hit Festivals under the Britonish Overseership, you are very much still required to send your votes to the host via a complete ranking. I will have more details for debutantes once we have a fuller list of nations up and running and once the draft thread is closed. For any of you that are continuing participants, the voting process will remain much the same as it has been since WHF42.

If you have any questions, I am always available via TG or Discord DM.
Last edited by Izmedu on Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:35 pm, edited 8 times in total.

User avatar
Britonisea
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 7747
Founded: Oct 29, 2012
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Britonisea » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:50 am

Image
Default logo for the 46th World Hit Festival...

The 46th World Hit Festival will be a special edition. The 46th World Hit Festival marks the fifth edition since Fabio McAlpine took over the leadership from Ivan Sandic.


The 46th World Hit Festival will take place in the nation that wins the 45th World Hit Festival. We would like to make the 46th World Hit Festival a very large event, including two semi-finals and so we would love to make as many nations participate as possible - hopefully making it the largest World Hit Festival ever.

The winner of the 45th World Hit Festival will have to agree to the terms and conditions for hosting the 46th World Hit Festival, including the addition of an orchestra as a part of the stage or behind-the-scenes. The orchestra must be a full symphony orchestra.

In order to be eligible to participate in the 46th World Hit Festival, the majority of the instruments and sounds that you will present will be from any instruments in a full symphony orchestra (this can be also presented in the form of RP for those unwilling to provide a tune/where it is not as evident as a tune which has 100% orchestral music).

Delegations will be allowed to send a song with just one instrument too (voice and accompaniment).

The decision as to whether a tune is rejected or accepted will be made by the current overseer and the host broadcaster, with further discussions being had with the former World Hit Festival Overseers if there is a dispute.

Assuming the 45th World Hit Festival happens without any delays, here is the tentative schedule for the 46th World Hit Festival.
World Hit Festival 46
OOC OPEN: 20th May 2019
Draft Thread: 3rd June 2019
Closure of Draft: 20th June 2019 (Thursday)
Voting Deadline: 30th June 2019
Winner Known By: 7th July 2019

User avatar
Darkmania
Diplomat
 
Posts: 690
Founded: Oct 18, 2015
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Darkmania » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:04 am

Darkmania and Vartugia are in.



Also, FIRST!!!!
22/M/NORWAY #DMN
NSWIKI (IC) -wip- / Favorite Wikipedia-Page

Not racist. The name has noting to do with racism.

Vermin Supreme 2020

User avatar
Vartugia
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 108
Founded: Nov 12, 2015
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Vartugia » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:39 am

Darkmania wrote:Darkmania and Vartugia are in.



Yes.


Nation: Vartugia
Broadcaster:

Song Title: -TBA-
Artist: Kevin and the Shitposters
Language(s): IDK. Engrish?
Title Transcription (if required):
Title Translation (if required):
Tune:Andrew Gold - Spooky Scary Skeletons I am a tad early for halloween..
___
Host Requirement
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s): eveileB I
___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided):
Last edited by Vartugia on Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
This is a puppet for Darkmania.

You are reading this signature, didn't you? If so, then have a nice day and may whatever you believe in bless you.


User avatar
Britonisea
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 7747
Founded: Oct 29, 2012
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Confirmation

Postby Britonisea » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:03 pm

Britonisea confirms it's participation in the 45th World Hit Festival. The representative will be the runner-up of Vha Mehlodhivestoile 2019...

Image




We would like to get as many nations participating in one of the largest national finals currently in the business! The second semi-final is currently accepting votes.

The Grand Final is due to take place on the 20th April, with the votes opening on the 11th.
Rexubliqué Univexserellué de Brityunik #BRI
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 - 55* points - JWHF6 // 2nd - 45 points - WHF40
*Jury/Televote system was used.

User avatar
Togonistan
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 415
Founded: Jun 08, 2016
Benevolent Dictatorship

Postby Togonistan » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:11 pm

Mareta Ioane to represent Togonistan in WHF45

Image

Lucky 7 has plans for the 45th edition to bring Togonistan back to WHF with Mareta Ioane representing the nation with her new single ''Take Me To Paradise.''

Nation: Togonistan
Broadcaster: Lucky 7

Song Title: Take Me To Paradise
Artist: Mareta Ioane
Language(s): English
Title Transcription (if required):
Title Translation (if required):
Tune: P!nk - ''Walk Me Home''
___
Host Requirement
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s): Kapono ahau
___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided):

User avatar
Kalosia
Minister
 
Posts: 2548
Founded: Jan 09, 2013
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Kalosia » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:27 pm

Kalosia is in! Pre-confirming Fromulya just in case. I realistically won't be able to bring in Skanden though.
Mediterranea > Mediterra > Kalosia
/kə'loʊʒɑː/ (english) /kɑː'lɒsiːɑː/ (kalosian)
Factbook | Official Website
#21: 8th
#22: 2nd
#23: 12th
#24: 19th
#25: 9th
#26: 18th
#27: 2nd
#28: 13th
#29: 9th
#30: 3rd
#31: 10th
#32: 16th
#33: DSQ
#34: 5th
#35: 7th
#36: 16th - DSQ
#38: 4th
#39: 6th
#40: 3rd
#41: 13th
#42: 1st
#43: 3rd
#44: 6th
#45: 17th - DSQ
#47: 3rd
#48: 5th
#49: 9th
#7: 2nd
#8: 17th
#9: 2nd
#10: 7th
#11: 7th
#12: 5th
#13: 6th
#14: 4th
#15: 6th
#16: 9th (last)
#18: 2nd
#19: 5th
#20: 13th
#21: 7th
#22: 5th
#23: 4th

User avatar
Astoriya
Diplomat
 
Posts: 655
Founded: Oct 04, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Astoriya » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:54 pm

Let's hope to the lord I do much better...

Nation: Astoria
Broadcaster: ABC

Song Title: beep, beep
Artist: Annie Lungtsag, and Joseph Waters
Language(s): Asturi (original)
Title Transcription (if required): N/A
Title Translation (if required): N/A
Tune: here
___
Host Requirement
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s): Taxa an ftaftua'a | I believe

___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided): Kylie Briskell (photo enclosed)




The Republic of Astoria | L'aliaftut ur Astu'ua
⭐|Overview | ⩸|Policies | ⛅|Climate | 〠|Leader | ⩧|Capital Act | ☰|News | ⌨|Licence plates | ✅|Posts of win | ☝|A little explanation | ☎|Q&A -an MT nation, based in the year 2019 AD
Twitter|Pinterest|Discord | If you support liberal democratic capitalism, paste into sig: $LFD | レンとスティンピー fan

F7's resident furry, deal with it
Last edited by Astoriya on Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:02 am, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
Todlichebujoku
Senator
 
Posts: 4251
Founded: Feb 24, 2012
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Todlichebujoku » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:09 pm

Hello it's Tödlichebujoku back with a fresh new song! Former Sinun Valintasi contestant EKranz has accepted an invitation by SterGo100 to represent the nation in Izmedu in this new era of WHF participations.

Nation: Tödlichebujoku
Broadcaster: SterGo100

Song Title:
Artist: EKranz
Language(s):
Title Transcription (if required):
Title Translation (if required):
Tune: G.E.M. - FEARLESS
___
Host Requirement
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s): Má Uskon
早晨!ToBu for short. - some tunes -
Hladgos wrote:ToBu. I both hate, and love you.
Euskirribakondara wrote:2. Todlichebujoku, shut up and take my money. Your entry was pure art. I think we should bestow upon your song the title of "Best Worldvision Act Ever".
The Royal Kingdom of Quebec wrote: Tod. You never run out of interesting yet little bit controversial ideas..... :p
[violet] wrote:You are my go-to nation for long names.
On Sept 4th 2017, Izmedu wrote:tobuball is the resident wvball milk drunkard with moments of insanity

User avatar
Natanya
Envoy
 
Posts: 336
Founded: Nov 15, 2011
Ex-Nation

Natanya Is Back Again :)

Postby Natanya » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:22 pm

Natanya is returning to the World Hit Festival for the 45th edition! We are returning with a electro-pop song called 'Say To Me' by the Natanyan singer Elva Kohln.

Nation: Natanya
Broadcaster: NTV

Song Title: Say To Me
Artist: Elva Kohln
Language(s): English
Tune: TARABAROVA - ЦУНАМІ
___
Host Requirement
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s): Yai Beleiryov
___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided): Zhana Utrelugova
GENERATION 33: The first time you see this, copy it into your signature on any forum and add 1 to the generation.

WV21 - Savnic - The Japanese Girl - 22nd - 25 points,
WV31 - Kaylileenástkadeenada Ñadiakimadoradaþínkaðerren - You Can't Make Me Cry - 16th - 37 points,
WV32 - Tuo Su and Yao Su - Internal Fire - 19th - 42 Points,
WV34 - CNLD,
WV38 - CNLD.

User avatar
Izmedu
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1274
Founded: Sep 09, 2014
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Izmedu » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:44 pm

Keep these sign-ups going! :) If we can get semis for both WHF45 and WHF46, it would be lovely. Wanna see as many nations participate as possible in the lead-up for Brit's special edition.

Izmedu confirms participation below.

Nation: Izmedu
Broadcaster: RTI

Song Title: Sturi-misni
Artist: Dejan Mlakar
Language(s): Izmeduan
Title Translation (if required): Moonrise
Tune: Zeljko Joksimovic - Lane moje
___
Host Requirement
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s): Ju virujem
___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided): Pavao Sintic*

*currently in the middle of an internal election for our next WHF HoD. Pavao Sintic remains the HoD for now, but for symbolic/figurehead purposes.


Alright, atm I don't have too extensive of a mood board as to what's going to happen. Some preliminary details are that location-wise, I'll likely borrow the arena I used for WHF34. I've laid out the framework for what the graphical headers are gonna look like, but all of that will be revealed in due time.

Stage wise... I'm still hunting down the possibilities. Right now, I'm hoping to get all of the details in by the end of this week, before April comes around. Worst case scenario, y'all will have the details by the draft thread.
THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF IZMEDU
WorldVision Song Contest - World Hit Festival

User avatar
Talvezout
Senator
 
Posts: 4831
Founded: Oct 05, 2014
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Talvezout » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:29 pm

Nation: Talvezout
Broadcaster: TRT

Song Title: (TBA)
Artist: (TBA)
Language(s): English, Spanish, Greek
Title Transcription (if required): N/A
Title Translation (if required): N/A
Tune: N/A
___
Host Requirement N/A
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s): Yo creo
___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided): Marija Matar
hey check out my dispatches and factbooks!
Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Helen Gahagan Douglas

User avatar
Besen
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 191
Founded: Mar 01, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Besen » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:39 am

Eric Amasa & Leona
Mine Through This


Nation: Besen
Broadcaster: BC1

Song Title: "Mine Through This"
Artist: Eric Amasa & Leona
Language(s): English
Tune: Dance To This - Troye Sivan (feat. Ariana Grande)

___
Host Requirement
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s): Me esperachi
___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided): Zach Nao
Last edited by Besen on Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:56 am, edited 4 times in total.

User avatar
Fatiman Federation
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 64
Founded: Aug 28, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Fatiman Federation » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:45 am

Nation: Fatiman Federation
Broadcaster: RTV

Song Title: L'amour Nassiêr Lucién (Lïmond Sëldefer)
Artist: Angelica Magsaysay
Language(s): Fatiman
Title Transcription (if required):
Title Translation (if required): Love is Blind (White Roses)
Tune: TA PLUS BELLE INSOMNIE - BARBARA OPSOMER
___
Host Requirement
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s): Jé Limêr
___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided):
Female Vocalist 1: Natasha Mariacapastol-Crimieliyev
Female Vocalist 2: Anna Mariela Jaroskiov
Lyricists: Fernando Mariacapastol, Janine Adamson
Composers: Natalia Kursheniv, Natalia Khersoviskova
Props Manager: Ivan Izhoveskova
Last edited by Fatiman Federation on Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
Fatiman Federation | Фатімана Федерастіка
Puppet of Indo States as Modern Nation

User avatar
Edeltian Federal Republic
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 17
Founded: Dec 16, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Edeltian Federal Republic » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:52 am

Nation: Edeltian Federal Republic (Edeltia)
Broadcaster: TVE (Telewizja Edeltija)

Song Title: Łimej Śweszna Czeszna
Artist: Krysztof and Liliana Adamczyk
Language(s): Edeltian (Pure 100% Original, Not Plagiarized)
Title Transcription (if required):
Title Translation (if required): Love me this Night
Tune: BOLTER - Daj mi tę noc
___
Host Requirement
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s): Rzeczina Szczełęnźa
___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided): Le Linszka Orchestra Band
Last edited by Edeltian Federal Republic on Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Firestonian Empire
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 51
Founded: Feb 21, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Firestonian Empire » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:58 am

Nation: Firestonian Empire (Southern Firestone)
Broadcaster: Firestonian Broadcasting Company (FBC ITC)

Song Title: Lau Kina Kyła Kach
Artist: Lina Amellianska
Language(s): Firestonian
Title Transcription (if required):
Title Translation (if required): If Sun goes Down
Tune: Byle było tak - Krzysztof Krawczyk
___
Host Requirement
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s): Rzeiczina Małosziczńia
___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided): Janela Kitroff

User avatar
Fatiman Federation
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 64
Founded: Aug 28, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Fatiman Federation » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:11 am

OOC: 3 Nations are Totally Indo States' Puppets.




Image
Good News from SM-Hutchinson Virgin Trains Fatimania!

Image


Today, Due to World Hit Festival 45 in Vodiznad in Izmedu, Tickets to Vodiznad will Lower for WHF Fans! And Even Fleet Change (Super Voyager) due to Class 800's are not Allowed to Cross into Kiev.

In Coordinating with Virgin Vacations, Tourists or WHF Fans could Enjoy the Live in Vodiznad and Tour Around the City. Costs may Different Before the Live of WHF45.
Fatiman Federation | Фатімана Федерастіка
Puppet of Indo States as Modern Nation

User avatar
Indo States
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 360
Founded: Jan 05, 2018
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Indo States » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:50 am

Edeltia's Entry is WIP
FATIMANA FEDERASTIKA | FATIMAN FEDERATION
FATIMANA FEDERASTIKA SOCIALASTIKA REPUBLIKA | FATIMAN FEDERATIVE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC
EMPIRE FATIMANA | FATIMAN EMPIRE

User avatar
Belgaam
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 123
Founded: Aug 22, 2015
Father Knows Best State

HI¥SENI WILL REPRESENT BELGAAM IN WORLD HIT FESTIVAL 45!

Postby Belgaam » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:15 pm

Image

Today, TBS has officially confirmed that HI¥SENI will represent Belgaam in World Hit Festival 45.

HI¥SENI recently took part in the Belgaamian national selection for WorldVision 72 with "Get Out Of My Life" and qualified to the final but finished 4th out of 6, with 12 points.

Her song for World Hit Festival will be revealed on 28 March.
Last edited by Belgaam on Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:41 pm, edited 2 times in total.
71: 17/25
72: 9/18
73: 19/26
74: Did not participate
75: Did not participate
I AM NOTHING TO DO WITH BELGIUM. DON'T LET THE NAME MAKE YOU THINK THAT.
A link to the best song in the world!

User avatar
Darkmania
Diplomat
 
Posts: 690
Founded: Oct 18, 2015
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Darkmania » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:33 pm

Darkmania returns with "Ingen Mer Triste Sanger"



Following a widrawl due to internal and financial issues



Nation: Darkmania
Broadcaster: DaTV

Song Title: Ingen Mer Triste Sanger
Artist: Erÿk Gäver
Language(s): Norwegian
Title Transcription (if required):
Title Translation (if required): No More Sad Songs
Tune: Nora Foss Al-Jabri - Somewhere Beautiful
___
Host Requirement
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s): Norwegian: Jeg Tror Darkmanian: Yr Bëlüv
___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided):



Indo States wrote:Edeltia's Entry is WIP

Image
22/M/NORWAY #DMN
NSWIKI (IC) -wip- / Favorite Wikipedia-Page

Not racist. The name has noting to do with racism.

Vermin Supreme 2020

User avatar
Estogium
Envoy
 
Posts: 330
Founded: Apr 27, 2015
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Estogium » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:37 pm

Estogium will probably participate in the 45th World Hit Festival - since everyone else is going to.

--

Confirmation from the Overseer.

I'll do a juicy mass update on Saturday :-)

User avatar
Venkatanaros Imharajuvaripieta Rdraskska
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 13
Founded: Feb 17, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Venkatanaros Imharajuvaripieta Rdraskska » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:43 am

Nation: Venkatanaros Imharajuvaripieta Rdraskska
Broadcaster: VIRRT

Song Title: -tba-
Artist: -tba-
Language(s): English
Title Transcription (if required): n/a
Title Translation (if required): n/a
Tune: -tba-
___
Host Requirement n/a
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s):Ma viśvāsa garchu

___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided):

User avatar
Talvezout
Senator
 
Posts: 4831
Founded: Oct 05, 2014
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Talvezout » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:44 am

Venkatanaros Imharajuvaripieta Rdraskska wrote:
Nation: Venkatanaros Imharajuvaripieta Rdraskska
Broadcaster: VIRRT

Song Title: -tba-
Artist: -tba-
Language(s): English
Title Transcription (if required): n/a
Title Translation (if required): n/a
Tune: -tba-
___
Host Requirement n/a
Translate "I Believe" in your national language(s):Ma viśvāsa garchu

___


Head of Delegation (if not already provided): Sabrina Weyes


this nation, it is puppet of mine
hey check out my dispatches and factbooks!
Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Helen Gahagan Douglas

Next

Advertisement

Remove ads

Return to NationStates

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Darussalam

Advertisement

Remove ads