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Worldvision Song Contest 85 Valletta Malta Comino Gozo

Postby Malta Comino Gozo » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:43 pm

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AND!

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Presents





Last edition in the lovely historical city of Milano, Aris Mooe made Malta Comino Gozoan history by winning the prestigious contest for the first time ever with her impressive rock song called "Force", which topped the scoreboard and placed 1st with 236 points, winning not only the jury vote but also the public vote.

Welcome back to Valletta the cultural beating heart of Malta Comino Gozo the tiny capital of this tiny nation. Valletta old town which dates back to 1455, with hidden gems on every street. Boasting Palaces to beautiful government buildings, to sun washed gardens to its famous city walls, stunning cathedrals, baroque architecture and winding back alleys, and Valletta Downtown, the new modern purpose built financial heart of the capital, home to the MCG Mall and Casino, Valletta Clock tower, Valletta Yacht Club and its breath taking sea front district on Victoria Street.



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All the twelve points given to Malta Comino Gozo flash up on the screen. The scoreboard and spokespersons are seen. Malta Comino Gozo is declared the winner of Worldvision 84! The fans go wild .The Malta Comino Gozoan crowd, lit up with fireworks cheer and dance together, ecstatic for their first Worldvision win. MCG chants can be heard bellowing around the arena. Excitement is in the air as the footage of Aris lifting the WorldVision trophy plays on the huge screen to the crowd in the Fed-Ex Forum. Aris crying with tears of joy,. Hardly able to comprehend what she had done. The camera slows right down, focusing solely on her face capturing her emotions. She is crying with happiness. Confetti is pouring around her. For the first time in forever her body and mind relaxed. In that moment there were no expectations upon her, no deadlines and no schedules to meet. She was a winner. The screen fades to black




The WorldVision Song Contest had begun, the audience applauding loudly in the arena. People back at home, cheering too. Fireworks around Valletta are let off in a colourful spectacle. Unlike previous editions however, the beginning of the show starts with a pitch black background, red white, blue green yellow, pink paint gently splashed across the canvas of black almost shifting as the camera focusses on it. However, as the music begins the black screen fades into waves crashing against a shore. The paint is then painted away in many directions with a brush revealing the word "Valletta" which appears on screen as more waves crash against the shore, with a gentle swoosh as the waves roll back out to sea over a rocky coastline. The words fade out, as the black fades to the waves crashing against a sun kissed coast. The opening video of Valletta begins. Various shots of the beauty and history of Valletta are shown, from the stunning St Marks Cathedral which dominate the skyline of the old town, the various yachts and luxury cruise liners in the bay, to the hustle and bustle of the sunlit promenade the towering new modern glass skyscrapers of the CBD, the lights dancing of the windows visible in the background. Malta Comino Gozoan flags flutter in the breeze. A speedboat races into the harbour its MCG flag waving excitedly in the wind as water jumps around it. The camera includes many stunning aerial shots of the whole city with the sun streaking in from the side. The camera follows the streets along before showing shots of the bay before twisting around various Church domes and the promenade. The sun kissed buildings glowing in the sun. TV aerials penetrate the sky from the old rustic limestone houses. The sun begins to fade. The sun sets in the sky as fresh colours are brushed upon the artist's canvas, as if those rays were destined to create a great work of art - one given to those open to capturing simple moments in the soul. Lights beginning to be switched on around the city. Orange glowing lights which seem to give a off a warm homely feel. The video ends with a beautiful sunset over the city as a painters hand emerges, they have painted the beautiful city scape.


Valletta remains not only a beacon for the busy ships passing by, but also for music and culture. The city teaming with life, from, patriotic music events, extraordinary art galleries and impressive dance concerts. This sun bathed cultural city attracting millions of tourists a year. Since our debut in Worldvision 76, the tiny island nation has certainly made an impact. Worldvision's smallest competing country, finishing in the top ten 6 times out of 9! Worldvision is a nationwide loved event and whether the nation has done well, or placed lower than they would have liked the islands have always had fun and supported their entrants through thick and thin! The islands once again plans to put their all into providing an energetic and spectacularly entertaining contest to bring the world together. So come, and "Paint Your Own Music With Us!"

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0:00 The arena is bathed in red light with flashes of white. The view is silhouetted behind dancing excited fans holding glow sticks, while huge white squares resonate out from the huge LED background screen

0:03 The camera pans into Federiku Cutajar, in his DJ booth centre stage he's wearing a boring white t shirt, black headphones around his neck and a broad smile pasted across his face. Steam vents erupt on either side of him. His names is on front of the booth in large letters "Federiku Cutajar" The camera pans out and the arena then turns a bright neon green. A shot of the crowd is briefly shown. Smiles adorn their faces. Glowsticks waving frantically. The beat continues to build and build! With the cheers come fists in the air and eyes flung wide.

0:17 The beat kicks in as steam events erupt again impressively around the DJ booth. The view pans in from behind the crowds towards the centre stage. Thousands of neon blue glowsticks light up the air amidst the neon green strobe lights. The cuts to a boom camera high above the crowd showing the spectacular prism stage in all its glory. The strobe lightning piercing through the arena.

0:32 The view cuts back to Federiku Cutajar whose hands are thrown up in the air, the crowd also doing the same if there weren't already! The camera then zooms in as he goes back to spinning his discs. He suddenly takes his headphones from around his neck and places them on booth in front of him. He tingled from his head to his toes. He bounced on his flexing feet and rubbed his hands together. He wore the facial expression of a small child with an especially large Christmas present. The camera continues to cut to various arena shots for the next few seconds.

0:47 We cut to a view of an excited group of fans dancing. They all get even more excited as the camera focuses on them! Screams can be heard. The women have glitter gently painted on their cheeks and glowstick wrist bands the men with them both draped in a Kalosian flag and a Elejamian flag. A large blue stick is in all their hands waving around frantically. We then cut to a woman on her boyfriends shoulders high above the surrounding crowd waving her arms and glowstick to the beat!

0:59 The neon green lights suddenly fade out dramatically as the beat builds. The spider cam pans over the delighted crowd. It is now just a sea of blue glowsticks bobbing away. The people are not visible.

1:08 We have a close up shot of Federiku again, a look mon concentration on his face but he's still smiling his headphones now back on as he DJ's. Again he rips his headphones off as fast as he had put them on and starts pointing into the crowd before clapping his hands above his head as the neon green lights come back on. The screen behind him exploding with green fire effects.

1:15 We have another view of an excited group of girls. The are holding a Waisnor flag. They are lit up frequently by the fast moving green and warm yellow lights that swirl around the hall crazily. They dance away huge smiles on their faces.

1:19 The view is now just from behind Federiku slightly bathed in neon green looking into the massive audience. His moves his hands about playfully in front of his head before going back to his decks. The camera then switches to a frontal view of him doing so. It slowly zooms in.The LED background now green and black gears rolling around.

1:30 As the beat builds again we have another shot of fans this time from Normandy and Picardy who take up the main view. They bounce along as they are lit by the powerful yellow and green strobe lights. The men are waving their glowsticks passionately. The girls arms waving about. The view then cuts to two lads with caps back to front on the shoulders of their friends waving their blue glowsticks high above everyone else.

1:38 the camera then stays on Federiku for a few seconds as he points at the crowd. The music beat dissipating briefly before pumping even more. The whole arena vibrates. A large cheer can be heard! As the music raises on octave and gets higher before cutting to noise as Federiku introduces his 2 DJ friends! The lighting is almost epileptic.

1:59 "WOLRDIVISON! PLEASE WELCOME TO THE STAGE TWO VERY GOOD FRIENDS OF MINE, TUMAS BUTTIEG AND ELIS VELLA!!"!
The crowd goes wild. With applause screams and cheers! It echoes throughout the arena.

2:12 Elias addresses the crowds, "WHATS UP VALLETTA! MAKES SOME NOISE FOR FEDERIKU CUTAJAR!!" The crowd is ecstatic

2:27 The camera pans over the arena. OK VALLETTA ARE YOU READY?! EVERYBODY HERE, WE GO! GET DOWN! SIT DOWN! SIT DOWN! SIT DOWN EVERYBODY! SIT DOWN! LETS GO! LETS DO THIS ONE TIME! THE WHOLE OF THE WORLD IS WATCHING US RIGHT NOW VALLETTA! GO DOWN!" (The whole 600 strong standing crowd lowers down excitedly. Everyone in the VIP area in the centre crouches down. The massive 17,200 seated crowd who were already out of their seats dancing now sit back down eagerly awaiting the next part. The music was so loud that it made people's skin bounce. The Neon lights flashed everywhere like police sirens, but much more colourful. "EVERYBODY GO DOWN! SIT DOWN, SIT DOWN! OK FERDIKU AND TUMAS RUN THE TRACK! ARE YOU READY! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!" The remaining people on their feet compete for space on the floor. The view cuts to the 3 DJ's now crouching behind the booth before cutting back to the crowds.

3:02 The lights strobe getting faster and faster the music builds. "GO DOWN! GO DOWN HERE WE GO! VALLETTA! LETS PARTYYY!"

3:12 A shot of a large group of fans eagerly awaiting with the glowsticks is shown. "ONE! TWO! ONE TWO THREE JUMP!" Steam shoots up from the stage as bright strobe spotlights. "JUMP" is displayed on the neon green screens. No one can see the arena floor, it's wall to wall people dancing to the music. The boom cam pans from the back left over the top of the crowd towards the stage as dozens of white spotlights shoot out from around the stage into the audience. A slight mist from the fog machines fills the arena.

3:20 The DJ's are bouncing up and down with the crowds their hands waving.

3:26 The camera is zoomed into the stage just above the fans, its almost obscured by hands and flags and glowsticks waving. The lights almost blinding.

3:32 We have another shot of the 3 on stage partying. Elias address the crowd VALLETTA! HERE WE GO! HEYYYY!" The camera switches quickly between various over head and arena shots. Various mobile phones can be seen filming the amazing show. The audience replies back with a series of loud collective "HEYS!" Fire shoots out repetitively around the DJ booth.

3:44 The boom camera pans around above the electrified audience as they are intermittently lit up with white strobe lights. The
stage comes into view as the camera pans, the front is barely visible among the bright piercing lights which cut through the air. We then have a frontal shot. The 3 DJ's arms are raised up swaying left to right encouraging the crowd to copy. The lights begin to fade to neon pink and cream. We have a blocked camera view of hundreds of hands raised copying them.

4:00 "OH WOW! FEDERIKU, OK WERE GONNA DO THIS!" As he reaches for his phone and turns on its torch. Tumas can be seen playing with the dics on the booth fading the track briefly. "I WANNA SEE ALL YOUR LIGHTS UP IN THE AIR! ALL YOUR LIGHTS UP VALLETTA! ARE YOU READY?!" THIS IS THE WOLRVISION SONG CONTEST! ARE YOU READY?" He shouts. The 3 of them hold their phones high into the air, the camera zooming in on their phones as they do. This was if not the biggest crowd raising their torches up. The arena is now a stunning field of phone lights raised high into the air. The DJ's are blown away by the beauty of the spectacle. The track begins to play again.

4:33 The music plunges briefly in volume as the camera focus on the stage. Elias calls out again, "I WANNA HEAR YOU!" Pumping up the crowds even more so. A huge cheer cuts through the arena again! HERE WE GO EVERYBODY! LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT RIGHT!" The music builds like an eruption, speeding up as it does. The crowd screaming. We have a brief shot of a group of excited fans waving the phones and then shot of the arena lights flowing collectively left and right, they move in unison like a collective unit. The view is spectacular as thousands of torches are held up.

4:55 The dramatic beat hits and the arena erupts once again. Bright hot yellow lights shoot out from the stage. The arena actually shaking slightly due to the jumps and music. The arena is now dark and lit solely by the phone lights. Its a is wonderful site. Confetti bursts out of the roof raining down like rain in a thunderstorm onto the unsuspecting crowd. The crowd is jumping, swaying, signing, waving their arms. This was one of the greatest openings to the contest so far. The camera continues to pan around the arena, the stage and various other shots of the giant party, before the song dramatically cuts. The crowd who were already on their feet explode into screams and cheers, this goes on for some time. The voice over is unable to commence the parade of nation introductions for at least a minute. The wild crowd calms down just enough for the voice over to speak.

Ladies and Gentlemen! Live from Valletta, Malta Comino Gozo! This is the 85th Worldvision Song Contest!!!
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Postby Malta Comino Gozo » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:44 pm

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The ominous music begins to play for the first country walk out. Rain sounds can be heard echoing throughout the Fed Ex Forum. Lightning spectacularly lights up the stage. The arena is dark and mysterious as falling rain can be heard pattering down. A smooth fog coats the stage. The lights flickering and building as the beat kicks in. The white LED lights, light the entrances at the back of the stage, situated on both sides, and the first artist comes forward from the left. The stage is lit up in the colours of each participating countries flag. The LED lights pulsate menacingly around the arena and stage. Each artist walks to the centre of the stage before taking one of the slim walkways surrounding the inner VIP area, leading off the stage to backstage and the green room. After all nations are called out the stage is plunged into darkness with flashes of lightning and rumbles. A echoing voice can be heard. The lights beat to the drums around the arena before fading.





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A voice bellows out amongst a excited audience! (The lights begin to pulsate) "Ladies and Gentlemen please give a huge warm welcome to your hosts for tonight.... Ira Lesco and Bradley and Manar! The spotlights around the arena suddenly light up and bathe the whole arena in colourful lights as they march onto the stage. The crowd is loud with cheers. Ira is wearing greenish-blue gown made of soft, satiny fabric, long and loose. A semi-circular, high collar made of silk-like materials headed the ankle-length robe. She walked as lightly as an acrobat. Bradley is wearing a light blue suit and crisp white shirt which straps over his torso perfectly.
The cheers quieten down a little.


Ira "Hello World! Il-lejla t-tajba! My name is Ira Lesco!"

Bradley And my name is Bradley Manar! Welcome back to Valletta the beautiful capital of Malta Comino Gozo! We are so honoured to be hosting this incredible contest again! MTV1 has teamed up this time ,with the amazing Nekonian Broadcaster, and we're ready to put on a amazing show!"

The crowd cheers!

Bradley "Last edition the amazing Aris Mooe blew us all away and now we are here, once again in picture perfect elegant Valletta!

He amps up the crowd again, more cheers and flag waving.

Bradley Tonight we have XX fantastic songs competing for the Worldvision Trophy!

Ira It's going to a be an exciting evening! I mean I'm already pumped up from that opening!

Ira and Bradley "So grab your paint brushes, paint, and your song lyrics and get ready to Paint your Own Music with us! AND LET THE WOLRDVISION SONG CONTEST BEGIN!"

The audience cheers again! The lights dim as the first postcard is shown on the screen.
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Michael Robinson & John Joseph - "Five Minutes Over"
Tune: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"





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Mister X has, since day one, used the flag of Azerbaijan as its flag. Given the current IRL situation between Azerbaijan and Armenia which I do not know enough about, and the fact I do not want to take sides in that conflict, has led to me using the logo of "Vote Leave" (which I have considered changing to before) as my flag for now. ICly, you are free to use either flag, with the current flag being a "secondary" flag, much like how many countries have an official flag and an unofficial flag.


What? Mister X entering a rap song? Indeed. Your eyes are not playing tricks. After a better-than-normal but worse-than-expected result at WorldVision 84, MRX has opted to be experimental for this edition with something that's outside of their comfort zone. And an early position in the running order, which would be crucial in comparison to its usual positions given the composition of the song. The people tasked with this is 38-year-old Michael Robinson, who is not a hugely well-known artist in Mister X, and 29-year-old John Joseph, because Michael couldn't do the rap bits. Turns out white people can't rap. Who knew?




As these two are coming out first, they are looking to make a racial statement about equality. Michael, the white guy, is wearing a black formal shirt, and John, the black guy, is wearing a white formal shirt. On their backs, they both have the message "END RACISM". Asked why they did not want to use the phrase "black lives matter", they explained they disagree with the phrasing and connotations of that particular statement, as they believe it can cause division ("what about white lives") whereas "end racism" does not have this problem of polarisation.

And as these two are performing first, they make sure that they are going to turn the party. The lights flash in the instrumental as they come together (having formed a COVID-secure bubble) and grab hands with each other during the introductory bars. As the piano instrumental kicks in, Michael hammers out the piano solo on a keyboard placed at the front right of the stage.

The lights stop flashing and John Joseph goes into his rap, hunkering down into some real 90s tunage camera angles, all low down, overenthusiastic, and upward-looking.

(0:19)
yeah i tell you what i do i wanna do what i wanna do to you
yeah i can't forget this this shizzler bout ta use this rizla and smoke the house down
burn down build it up nothing going on but pay my bills my rent and cuz
man's gotta tell ya bruv this shit is like a big shit in the hizzy for shizz boi

(0:34)
he white i black, "one does not begin to understand Downton Abbey"
but bruv I gotta tell ya he's my boi mikey and he's here for the goodtimes goodtimes yah
y'all can't stop us this partnership is like cook and straussy
unbeatable but nothing going on between us cause we just friends fam

(0:46)
hey bruv why you look so down
gotta get your shit together cause we ain't on this shit without you man yeah bruv
nothing there because we're late enough as it is
and we gotta get going cause it's already 12:05 bruv
feed you a P-E-P-P-E-R-bitch you know the rest we chasing dreams and living lives cause we all over this cuz
let's go let's make that money cos your toenail's dragging and it sure ain't funny

(1:12)
when we go out we'll be famous (yeah yeah yeah)
we drizzle this shizzle all over the floor like your lemon cake yeah bitch (yeah yeah, yeah, oh)
when we go out we'll be famous (yeah yeah yeah)
we drizzle this shizzle all over the floor like your lemon cake yeah bitch (yeah yeah, yeah, oh)


And with that bit all done, here comes the chorus. Michael grabs a microphone, removes himself from the front of the piano as John plays the piano now, and gets the crowd going with some jumping and lights, like an overpriced nightclub DJ at an overpriced "student" night where drinks cost about £5 each for a single vodka.

(1:24)
And we'll go back, we're gonna go for it
Tonight is the night, we're five minutes over
So we'll do it tonight cos it's now or forever
And it is now or never
And we'll go back, we're gonna go for it
Tonight is the night, we're five minutes over
So we'll do it tonight cos it's now or forever
And it is now or never


So for the second rap verse, John says, well, what sounds like anything that comes into his mind, it's like the rap is there because it has to be - if they had their own way, you get the sense Michael would rather sing the chorus ad infinitvm (to use the Mister Xian term), which in English means "to infinity" literally, and "never-ending" colloquially.

(1:51)
so bruv i tell him what you do he like nuh uh bitch this shit's all on you
he be like it's too much i'm like it's not enough, living my fifty shades fantasy with you
he moans it and i like it too much maybe he needs slapping down or smashing on my skull
but bruv i live for peace and love and maybe racial equality

(2:05)
anything i do i do it out of love for my bitch yaas bitch
nothing bout shit is happening on this day up in here tonight
cos we already late for the party so we make up for lost time
i wanna see you werk i wanna see you dance bitch

(2:18)
when we go out we'll be famous (yeah yeah yeah)
we drizzle this shizzle all over the floor like your lemon cake yeah bitch (yeah yeah, yeah, oh)
when we go out we'll be famous (yeah yeah yeah)
we drizzle this shizzle all over the floor like your lemon cake yeah bitch (yeah yeah, yeah, oh)


For the second chorus, the lights click in, and with John's solos done he joins in with the rapid jumping.

(2:30)
And we'll go back, we're gonna go for it
Tonight is the night, we're five minutes over
So we'll do it tonight cos it's now or forever
And it is now or never
And we'll go back, we're gonna go for it
Tonight is the night, we're five minutes over
So we'll do it tonight cos it's now or forever
And it is now or never


instrumental. So the lights stop, and like a shit scene from The Matrix, the lights go into slow motion as do the two performers on stage as pre-recorded backing vocals play, because there's no way that we'd credit someone with one line in the song, so we saved money by just recording their bit earlier and keeping them at home.

(3:02)
(and we're five minutes over)

(3:15)
(and we're five minutes over)
woah woah woah
let's go


For this bit they all start jumping again as the lights in black and white strobe, as the crowd get on their feet if they were sitting down and they all jump up and down with their hands in the air like they don't care, and other crowd cliches.

(3:24)
na na na na na na na na
hey (it's just five minutes, baby)
na na na na na na na na
hey (it's just five minutes, baby)
na na na na na na na na
ohhhhhh (it's just five minutes, baby)
na na na na na na na na
1, 2, 3, 4, GO, GO, GO!!!!!


For this final chorus, the lights don't strobe but they continue flashing, and the crowd are 100% into it now.

(3:49)
And we'll go back, we're gonna go for it
Tonight is the night, we're five minutes over
So we'll do it tonight cos it's now or forever
And it is now or never
And we'll go back, we're gonna go for it
Tonight is the night, we're five minutes over
So we'll do it tonight cos it's now or forever
And it is now or never


After that complete song disahhhster is over, the crowd... liked it, amazingly.
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Rick Leg - "Grind on Me"
Tune: Paula Abdul - "Vibeology" (live at 1991 MTV Music Video Awards)





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Ladies, and no gentlemen... presenting... Rick Leg


Rick Leg has decided that in lieu of enough nightmare fuel in recent entries, this is very much a return to the bad old days. Rick Leg comes on to the stage in an extremely controversial outfit, i.e. a leotard that's somehow extremely masculine on account of its off-black colour, and wearing literally nothing else other than a giant codpiece that makes things look a lot bigger in the trouser department than many of his victims would have you believe (if they actually lived to tell the tale given Rick's penchant for murdering people at WV).

He comes on with an army of scantily-clad dancers, men and women, with a very smokey stage and very little light, and what light there is is sultry and red, almost like a brothel.

During the first verse he grinds all over one of the dancers in a way that would be extremely uncomfortable to watch if they weren't wearing their outfits. The chafing alone would be extraordinary.

Ooh, twerk it baby
I'll give you that grind
Eugh, what is it

You've got that bi-ology
Just G-R-I-N-D right on me
Your body is f-[bleep] next to me
You've got that sexual cup of tea


He does a few very slow grinds before pretending to suck a male dancer's... er, wedding vegetable. And by "pretend", I mean "overexaggerate". A demonstration would be ideal but NS doesn't do videos yet.

And oh I'll grind over you when you grind over me (you got me f-[bleep])
In your bed, give you head
Going to f-[bleep] you, babe
I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe


Rick has an out-of-tune (obviously fake) orgasm...

ARGH ARGH ARGH
I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe


... and another one...

ARGH ARGH ARGH
Sax solo!


As the sax solo ends, Rick then aggressively hammers out a piano solo.

I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe
I'll give you my
I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe
I'll give you my bi
I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe
I'll give you my
BI-ology


Rick pretends to be romantic to the visceral disgust of some of his dancers with the line about sexy times.

Now you tell me what to see
Why it's about the sexy times between you and me


Back to the chorus and on this one Rick is sandwiched between everyone, lying on top of some people and some others lean on top of him too. I'm not even sure if that's physically possible but there's less than 4 hours until the deadline and I can't think of anything better at 3:37am.

You've got that bi-ology
Just G-R-I-N-D right on me
Your body is f-[bleep] next to me
You've got that sexual cup of tea


More grinding.

And oh I'll grind over you when you grind over me (you got me f-[bleep])
In your bed, give you head
Going to f-[bleep] you, babe
I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe


More fake orgasming out of tune.

ARGH ARGH ARGH
I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe
ARGH ARGH ARGH
Sax solo!


This time Rick tries to do the sax solo himself.

Argh! Biology!


A man stands behind Rick and a woman bends over in front of Rick. On the first line, Rick presses his back to the man, and on the second line he presses his front to the woman. On the third line the man steps forward so Rick is being pressed from both sides at the same time.

(biology) feeling dick in me!
(biology) and feeling dick in you!
(biology) oh I'm bi, I'm bi
(biology)


Rick, extremely unconvincingly, pretends to have sex with these two people leading to the worst fake orgasm of the song so far.

Yes... yes... YES YES YES!!!

I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe
I'll give you my
I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe
I'll give you my bi
I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe
I'll give you my
BI-ology


Rick convulses like there's something unwanted inside of him on this first line, then looks menacingly down the camera on the second and especially the third time.

And they, they keep screaming at me
I just know what to do!
I'll give you my bi!


Rick walks like a ballet dancer across the stage having collected a cricket bat from thin air, with all the dancers on all fours behind him like dogs. He marshalls around like a dominator.

Time for some sexy way (argh!)
Time for some (I'll give you my)
Time for some sexy way (bi-ology!)
Time for some


Rick grabs a saxophone and the crowd have blood coming out of their ears.

More grinding.

And oh I'll grind over you when you grind over me (you got me f-[bleep])
In your bed, give you head
Going to f-[bleep] you, babe
I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe


More out of tune fake orgasming.

ARGH ARGH ARGH
I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe
ARGH ARGH ARGH
Sax solo!


Rick death drops into the splits and starts pounding his gooch on the floor during this bridge section, but things get a bit out of hand and he dry humps the floor.

Rick Leggy, Rick Leggy, Rick, Rick, Rick Leggy
Rick Leggy, Rick Leggy, Rick, Rick, Rick Leggy
Rick, Rick, Rick Leggy


He stands up (with a noticeable wet patch in his crotch area) then turns around, with the lyrics being very literal as to what he does here.

Ooh, twerk it, baby
Ooh
Ooh
Ooh, ooh

TWERK IT TWERK IT TWERK IT TWERK IT, I'M BI


The dancers have now run away from the stage and Rick looks for them in vain. Rehearsed or not? It's hard to tell.

I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe
I'll give you my
I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe
I'll give you my bi
I'm going to f-[bleep] you, babe
I'll give you my
BI-ology


For this final little coda Rick starts doing a striptease but, thankfully, runs out of song before the lights are cut as quickly as possible.

BI-ology
BI-ology
BI-ology


There's a noticeable silence from the crowd for a couple of seconds before scattered applause breaks out.
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The group SEKZTA is made up of four members, (Standing from left to right: Sylvia, Kristina, Lev, Anya), who all grew up in Polkopia's capital city, Peeto. Upon graduation from primary school, only one of the members, Anya, sought to pursue a degree at a university, but dropped out after her second year due to her professors' disapproval of her musical style. From there, the high school friends decided to form SEKZTA, a group which they foresaw blending comedy with popular musical styles in hopes that this new fusion of music would break the standard mold that traditional Polkopian pop songs were built with. Their first song, Maikaka, instantly became a viral hit and people across the multiverse were uploading videos of themselves dancing to the song's choreography in crazy locations. This immediately boosted the group's domestic and international popularity, and their follow-up single, Dig Bick, though not nearly as successful as its predecessor, was still a massive hit within the online community and affirmed the 'brand' that the group was trying to promote for themselves. This led to the impulsive, yet bold decision to submit a song to the Landa vy Polkopiya. Though it didn't immediately win the edition they signed up for, the exposure that their performance brought them could not have been compared to anything else that they had ever experienced before. Singing Party Dance live on that stage was a completely new experience for them and they yearned to broaden their audience. To have come second place in a competition as huge as the LvP was a massive accomplishment for them and getting the callback to compete in a "Best Of" version was all the greater. Every member of SEKZTA remembered when Sergey Borisčev, who had won the most recent "Best Of" edition, won Worldvision in the Achaean Republic with his winning song, so to even compete on the same level as him came as a bit of a shock to the group, but an honor as well. Of course, they couldn't refuse such an invitation and one thing led to another and SEKZTA would eventually win the right to represent Polkopia at Worldvision in Malta Comino Gozo, where they would compete against dozens of other nations to win the Worldvision Song Contest and bring Polkopia it's 10th victory.




The stage had been completely dark as the Polkopian delegation set up their performance as the postcard was shown to the viewers at home. Sylvia was positioned at the edge of the main stage with a bass guitar, and she wore a golden suit, black pants, and a bow tie colored similarly to her suit. Her hair was styled in a similar way to this , only there was a large corn fascinator on the side of her head. On the other end of the stage stood Kristina. She wore long, golden bell-bottoms which were glittered to hell and back, and a black and gold-striped shirt. Her hair was pulled back in an updo and she had two backup singers/dancers behind her, who each wore black pants and the same gold and black striped shirt as Kristina. Although one wouldn't notice it at first glance, if they were to look close enough, one could see large corn earrings dangling from Kristina's ears, and her necklace had various corn pieces scattered around the chain. Center-stage stood the main vocalists of the group, Lev and Anya, who each had a microphone stand in front of them. Anya wore an elaborate golden mermaid gown and her poofy hair had been hairsprayed considerably, so that it would hardly move throughout the performance. She wore a thin golden headband, wore golden eyeshadow, and golden lipstick. Lev, on the other hand, wore a poofy golden shirt with black pants. His shirt had a very long V with strings connecting the fabric in this part. His glasses had been tinted for this performance as well.

As the opening instrumentals played, the camera panned to Sylvia who strummed her bass guitar during the opening bits. The camera zoomed in on her hand where it was shown that her fingers were covered in rings and each of them had an ear of corn on it in some form or another. Once Anya started to sing, the camera changed its view so that the main stage was in full view. Anya and Lev maintained a serious, stoic expression, though Lev moved his hips side to side as Anya sang. Meanwhile, Kristina and her background dancers moved their hits from side to side in-sync with Lev and the beat. The background showed various golden geometric shapes moving across a black and white striped background, though once in a while, an ear of corn would fly across the screen as well. Why? Because this is Worldvision.

I've worked long and hard all day
Night's starting to come my way
I shouldn't have to explai-ai-ai-ain


Golden spotlights started to fly out around the stage and the arena, illuminating various spots in a bright golden hue. The audience's cheers could be heard in the audio as they applauded the goofy nature of the group's performance. Meanwhile, on stage, Lev joined in singing with Anya and now stood perfectly still, like Anya. The background singers and dancers, along with Kristina, started stepping side to side as the singers sang along. The word, "SEKZTA" zoomed in to the forefront of the LED screen from the back, with the letters colored in a bright white outlined in the same golden hue as the rest of the stage.

Everyday's a holiday,
When you dance and break away,
Drinks are on me if you say-ay-ay-ay


At the start of the chorus, all members on stage put sunglasses on (Lev put them over his eyeglasses) and danced. The color of the stage, meanwhile, changed from golden to a deep blue with dark red, yellow, and green spotlights moving about the stage. Every set of dances would occur after the words, "party dance" were sung. The first set of dances involved standing side face, rolling one's body, and moving one's legs in a fluid motion , The second one involves standing up while the person next to them is squatting, and rotating those positions among themselves four times. The third dance involved raising their hands above their heads, bending their elbows, and shaking their forearms to the side four times, before turning to their partner and simultaneously kicked up one of their feet to touch each other, and move one hand to slap the other person's hand, before turning back to face the camera. During the "Go party dancer!" bit, everyone onstage moved their hands to their ears, stuck a finger out, and moved them in a circular motion parallel to their head. The fourth set of dances (occurring after the word, "dance") involved the performers bending their knees, moving the legs far apart, and letting their hands dangle between their legs before moving them side to side whilst also moving their knees back and forth. The fifth set of dances involved rapidly flossing for the time being, and then the sixth set of dances involved doing a Kazotsky Kick dance for the last bit. Then the performers repeated the same hand motion as before during the "Go party dancer!" bit.

Party dance!

Party dance!

Party dance!

Go party dancer!
Dance!

Party dance!

Party dance!

Go party dancer!


As the instrumentals continued, every member on the stage looked at the camera, maintained their stoic expression, and moonwalked to the other side of the stage while clapping above the shoulder opposite the direction they were going. Sylvia, who was on the right end of the stage, clapped above her right shoulder and moonwalked toward the left end of the stage, Kristina and the dancers moved to the middle of the stage, and Lev an Anya moved to the right end of the stage. Midway through this, the camera switched views so that random audience members were seen dancing, singing, and jumping along. The camera panned to a group of Polkopians decked out in their nation's flag, mimicking the moonwalk dance, before the camera moved to a Pemecutan and a Scotatrovan dancing together. By the end of the instrumental bit, the camera panned back to the stage, where it focused on Lev and Anya as she sang. Everyone on stage had discarded their glasses and maintained their serious composure. During this verse, the pattern remained the same as before, with each member doing the same thing as they had done for the first two verses of the song. The only difference now was their positioning onstage. The color faded back to the golden hue as before and the geometric shapes continued to fly around on the background LED screen.

Never leave another way
Move and grove out of my way
When we have the right of way-ay-ay-ay


As the beat picked up, all of the members walked in a robotic fashion toward the front diamond-shaped bit part of the stage. The camera alternated focus between Lev and Anya, Sylvia, and Kristina and the backup dancers. By the end of this second verse, all six people on stage were standing in a horizontal line on stage, with the two backup dancers standing on the either end of the line.

If I have to hear you say
You want me to go away
I'll stand here and make you stay-ay-ay-ay


As the chorus started up again, the members reached behind them to pull out their sunglasses and put them on again. The lighting on the stage reverted back to what it was during the other chorus, from gold to dark blue, along with the red, green, and yellow spotlights that moved around the stage. The background LED screen showed a massive ear of corn with the outsides of each kernel colored in a bright neon-blue color, but the corn itself was otherwise transparent. Each member of the group danced in the same manner as they had before, during the last chorus. Since the chorus occurs twice in this bit, the choreography repeats itself once more. As it was done last time, every time "Go party dancer!" was sung, each member would do the circular motion with their fingers parallel to the ear. By the end of this, the dance was certainly engrained in viewers' minds and became impossible to *not* dance to.

Party dance!

Party dance!

Party dance!

Go party dancer!
Dance!

Party dance!

Party dance!

Go party dancer!
Dance!

Party dance!

Party dance!

Go party dancer!

Party dance!

Party dance!

Go party dancer!


The lighting faded but the dark blue tones of the stage remained so that only the performers' silhouettes were visible onstage. Fog crept out from the edges of the stage and soon started to flood the entirety of the stage, resulting in an excited cheer from the crowd as they eagerly awaited what was to come. The word, SEKZTA in big white letters flew out from the background and into the foreground of the LED screen. Every time "Go party dance" was sung, a spotlight would illuminate one of the members on stage, starting from the right. He or she would pose in a random position, and that silhouette would appear on the LED screen, outlined in a bright blue neon color.

Dance
Go party dance
Go party dance
Go party dancer

Dance
Go party dance
Go party dance
Go party dancer


As the beat picked up, fireworks would erupt along the perimeter of the stage at the beginning of every line, but only for a moment. Now, every member on stage was illuminated by a spotlight at the beginning of every line, and their silhouettes were all shown on the LED screen in the same format as before. All of them did random poses, from pointing up at the ceiling, to one of the male background dancers lifting his shirt, to Anya bending over and Lev standing behind her. The group was rather ridiculous and they knew it, so they played up the shtick for the sake of their Worldvision performance, and it was met with a series of enthusiastic hoots and hollers from the crowd.

Dance
Go party dance
Go party dance
Go party dancer

Dance
Go party dance
Go party dance
Go party dancer


The lights had shut completely off for half a second before the final chorus, and then turned back on as quickly as they disappeared. The lights retained the same color scheme as it had during the previous choruses, but now, on the LED screen, it showed what seemed like hundreds and hundreds of people dancing the choreography, but in reality it was the same four members of SEKZTA dancing, but each individual person wore a different outfit as the rest, so one could see someone dressed in lumberjack attire dancing next to someone dressed like an arctic explorer.

Dance!

Party dance!

Party dance!

Go party dancer!
Dance!

Party dance!

Party dance!

Go party dancer!
Dance

Party dance!

Party dance!

Go party dancer!
Dance!

Party dance!

Party dance!

Go party dancer!


Each member shot a fist up in the air and heavily panted as the song ended. "Thank y-... Thank you!" Anya shouted into the microphone before the lights dimmed and the performance was concluded.
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Postby South Alezia » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:43 pm

04 SOUTH ALEZIA
Tune:PIKOTARO - PPAP (long version)

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(One day in an interview with WTF...)
WTF Guy: Okay, brick. How do we say "Hello" here?
Brick: Either Halo or Hallo, right? Please don't hurt me...
WTF Guy: Don't worry. Now, what things did you do in Valletta lately?
Brick: Well, uh... I enjoyed the beaches in Valletta, it's really fun here, not gonna lie! I relaxed and lie down like all bricks should... I also participated in a sandcastle championship and I won even though I don't have hands... So that's pretty fun! The moment when I want to lie down again, a construction worker just kidnapped me to a construction site!!! Like hoop- and off I go. It's traumatic... When I told MCG what happened, They're super fast on solving the problem, now I have my own vest! MY OWN VEST! Now I can rest safely without having to be cemented! yay! Even though that happened, Malta Comino Gozo is still a fun place to visit!

(Brick stood up on the center of stage, like all bricks should do. Camera zooms in sequence.)

I am lonely


It just stands there not doing anything. While lights slowly descends and moving slowly as well.

Hi I'm a Brick
And I feel lonely
Uhh- Can we be friends?

Hi I feel lonely
And I am a Brick
Uhh- Can we be friends?

Can we be friends?
Can we be friends?

Uhh- I'm a brick and I'm lonely


(Brick just stands there not doing anything a.k.a idle lol)

I'm a brick and I'm lonely
Dance time!


(Lights ravaged around like crazy it might as well turn into a shower of lights. And brick ACTUALLY moved. It just fell face down.)

Brick-Brick-Brick-of-of-Brick-Brick-o-Brick-o-Brick-o-Brick-Brick-o-Brick-o-Brick-o-Brick (you know lah...)


(Lights calmed down again.)

I am a brick
I am a brick
Uhh- Double brick

I am lonely
and I am lonely
Uhh- Double sad

Double brick
Double sad
Uhh-Ooh-Ooh-AH! Hi I'm a double brick and I'm double sad


(Lights raved all over. Until the music ends. Only few clapped, but at the end it did said "Thank you"
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Postby Beepee » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:51 pm

05. BEEPEE

"My Heart Beats"

Performed by

Claude Bols

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Tune: Arvingarna - Säg att du är min



SAYING HELLO....

English is the official language of Beepee so most people will say "Hi", however some people also do "Budawa", warming one hands by the fire and then gently warming the fingers of the visitor.



BEEPEE AT WORLDVISION

The incongruous yet affable nation of Beepee has performed at every Worldvision since its debut at Worldvision 79.















CycleSong - ArtistPos.
79Send Me Someone to Love - Ida Slapter22
80Live in Peace - Krystal D'Canter18
81Fight for My Love - Betty Wont22
82All in Your Mind - Birthe Right9
TeamsMemories - Amina Pickle (w/ Elejamie)10 (last)
83Hold Me - Betty Wont25
84From the Sky - Selma Soul3


Beepeean entrants to Worldvision have often bopped along midtable (or worse) yo-yoing between the ridiculous and the sublime.

For WorldVision 84, BONC returned to internal selection and chose newcomer Selma Soul to represent with the song  "From the Sky".  The song seemed to strike a chord with juries and the televoters and saw Beepee finish 3rd of 27 entrants, representing Beepee's best ever result.

Keen to consolidate a top half finish, BONC has kept the internal selection and chosen singer Claude Bols to fly the flag at WV85.

ARTIST BACKGROUND

Claude Bols

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Claude Bols, from Norfolk Pinewoods, is 27 years old.

He enjoys eating out, watching romantic-comedy movies and quiet nights in with his pet cat, Cindy Clawford.


THE SELECTION OF CLAUDE

Claude Bols is a lonely young man. Although, he'd never thought of himself as lonely, rather alone. 

He lived alone, in his small one bedroom starter, which needs a little fixing, the paint is chipped and the fabric a little faded throughout.  Its not that he couldn't see the faults, he simply felt there was no one who would appreciate the work if it were done. 

No-one that is but his pet cat, Cindy Clawford.  She was an aloof 10 year old British Blue.  Claude had adopted her from the Meow Street Cat Protection Association.   She had never truly loved him back.  She enjoyed that Claude fed her regularly, and cleaned her litter tray whenever it required, but she preferred the warmth of a sunbeam of the silence of her bed than the company of Claude.  No matter how Claude tried, he could not get Cindy to love him.  He could sit quietly, coax her with treats bit she would brush him off.  He would attempt to pick her up and hug her, but she would squirm and scratch her way away.

Claude works days at the Cat Protection Association, where he adopted Cindy.  He feeds, waters, and plays with the cats.  Keeping them occupied until someone comes to adopt them.  None of the cats like him particularly much, and he often smells of ammonia has scratches all over the body.

Claude took the job because he thought it would be a good way to meet a partner.  But after ten years, Claude realised that only happy couples come in to get a cat, single people don't get cats - they get pot plants.

In the evening, he gigged small bars earning some spare change singing standards.  Mostly the patrons would prefer to simply drink their shiraz in peace without the interruption of a musician, but Claude perseveres.

Now at the age of 27, Claude wondered what it was all about, he hadn't had companionship in as long as he could remember.  His music provided him with little joy.  His house, his cat, his life seemed dull and mundane.

It was a non-descript Tuesday evening in September.  Like every other Tuesday. Claude returned home from his dayshift at the cattery.  He threw his knapsack on the floor beside the door.  Cindy heard the noise, but didn't move from her spot on the bed.  Claude undressed and showered, scrubbing to remove the scents which had pervaded his very being.

Feeling refreshed, he towelling himself dry and headed to the kitchen.  Pulling a microwaveable meal for one from the fridge. Absentmindedly he threw the mean in and clicked the timer to 4 minutes, and headed to his bedroom to change.

He plopped down on the bed, forgetting to check for Cindy, who hissed and swiped catching Claude on his bawbag.  Claude winced in pain and shooed Cindy off the bed.  She looked at him with a disdainful glare.

Claude dressed himself in a simple outfit, black t-shirt and jeans, and then went and ate his vegetarian lasagne ready meal.

Just as he was finishing and getting ready to leave for his gig at the Nestled Nook Inn, his mobile rang.  It was unusual as no-one ever called him.  It took him a minute to understand the situation.

"Hello?", he said expecting a wrong number or some Tödlichebujoku marketing call.

"Mr Bols? Claude Bols?"

"Yes".

The woman on the other end of the phone introduced herself as the Head of Light Entertainment and Social Happiness.  She explained that she had been trawling through WhoTube and had stumbled across an act called "Flock Off!", and a recording of one of their performances.  At the start of the clip was a the end of one of Claude performances.  The woman explained that she 'enjoyed the tone of his voice' and she believed he would bring something special to WorldVision.

Claude couldn't quite believe his ears.

She continued that she had teams of songwriters preparing songs and, should he choose to participate, she would chose an appropriate song.

Claude sat like a stunned mullet, listening to the lady talk.

At the end of the lady's speech, she asked "so will you represent us?"

Instinctually, Claude agreed.

"Excellent", she said, "We'll speak again shortly once I have a song for you. Goodbye". *click*

Claude sat quietly for a few moments, before remembering his gig at the Inn.

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The next few days past, and Claude began to think the phone call was some form of hurtful prank. He fell into a deep despair.  He busied himself with work, and slowly the thought of appearing at Worldvision drifted from his mind.

Around a week or so after the original call,  as Claude was microwaving a macaroni cheese meal for one, his phone rang again.

"Mr Bols, we have a tune".

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EXPLORING GHALLIEGĦA

Claude arrived early in Malta CG, he was keen to take in the sights and sounds of the city and the islands. 

Claude arrived at Malta Comino Gozo International airport and was chauffeured to his hotel suite in a luxurious zero emissions car.  Claude though he had won the lottery.

The travel brochure provided in advance of the show had tantalised him with activities and events that fill the heart with joy, after carefully examining the brochure one place instantly grabbed his attention.  Sure it wasn't the capital, and he struggled on the map to find it, but Ghallieħa had wine tasting, a favourite activity of all Beepeeans.

The day of the wine tasting approached and Claude hopped on the number 8 bus from Valletta Station.  As the bus headed west from Valletta and climbed the hillside, Claude marvelled at the view over the crystal clear waters and the city of Valletta.  As the bus continued, up the hillside and over  thentop, suddenly the town of Ghallieħa sprang into view.

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He was delighted with the thought of fine Maltese wine. 

He grabbed a cab from the bus station to the vineyard, and joined the tour happening. 

He learned that the vineyard was founded in 1987 and expanded in 2000 following a surge in popularity of maltese wines.  The tour wandered through through the 112 tumolo of vineyards and the tour were allowed to see the picking of the vines.

The tour then continued to the casa. 

There he learned about the winemaking philosophy of the vineyard which included the the raise in mono varieties and the move into sparkling wines a refreshing bruts. 

The tour went behind to the pressing and bottling rooms where he learned the vineyards processes, including the aging in oak barrels and the conversion of yeast to sediment.

Before it was the time Claude was looking most forward too - The tasting. 

The vintner provided a variety of different wines, first up was a crisp chardonnay brut, produced from some of the 7,500 vines.

The vintner explained that only 3,000 bottles are produced from each harvest, and the process takes more than two years, including two fermentations and a period of 15 months in which the bottles are left to lie on lees. 

Claude was enraptured with the chardonnay's hints of apple and papaya, and also its notes of vanilla.

Next up was a full bodied and robust red made from cabernet franc and cabernet sauvingnon grapes. 

Claude melted at the complex bouquet of amarena cherries and new oak nuances complimented by some leathery, spicy notes and sweet tobacco undertones.

Finally, the vintner served a sweet dessert wine, in a small glass.  This was a speciality wine, thick and syrupy with a bright honey colour and notes of cinnamon and blood-orange. The treacly sweetness and tastes of marmalade and apricots, with bitter citrus lime undertones, shocked Claude in the most pleasurable way.

Claude, and the rest of the tour were lead to the gift shop where he stocked up on several different bottles to tide him through his time in Malta Comino Gozo. 

With the day getting late Claude returned to the bus station and waited for the number 8 bus to take him back to his hotel.

WORLDVISION 85

Beepeean Televisual Commentary

Hugh Jakeman, commentator, imbecile, alcoholic, is once again providing sensationalism and patriotic fervour with his commentary for those televisual viewers in Beepee and across the multiverse online.

"That entry went down well with crowd, but they've never really been a discerning audience.  I have a sneaking suspicion about that song.... that we may never hear from it again after tonight.  Also we might never see that brick again, I spotted some tradies sniffing around earlier.

Next up it's us.  Now, we surprised everyone, including ourselves, last time out with Selma Soul and we're bouncing along with Claude Bols tonight.... which can be a little uncomfortable let me tell you.

Cat N'dabed and Claude Bols wrote this and it's got a tune and some words - so we're doing well so far.

Here he comes now, my he's a strapping lad isn't he... let's all cheer him on in word and gesture... Claude Bols - "My Heart Beats".


PERFORMANCE

The video montage ends and Claude awaits nervously.  He's wearing a delightful cornfield coloured t-shirt and black denim jeans, and standing centre stage at a microphone stand, his guitar slung casually over this shoulder. 

Three backing singers, Harry Balsac, Tess Tickle and Stu Gotz will join Claude on stage wearing peasant smocks in cream and white.

As the postcard ends, the stage is set to full brightness, and the LED screen at the back of the stage is set in colours of pinks and oranges.

As the music begins, the programme director starts with a shot moving into stage, flying over the audience.

Harry, Tess and Stu stand at their microphones slapping their thighs to the beat as they begin...


doo doo doo
My heart beats
ooh ooh ooh


The camera cuts to Claude, who lifts his microphone and begins  with a knowing wink and nod to the camera.


Summer's calling,
Everyone's falling,
In love once again.
It's like the warmer weather,
brings us together,
baby.


The director changes to show and angled shot of the stage as Claude continues,


I am waiting,
Anticipating,
The feeling of your kiss.
It's like everyday,
we're making our way,
to this.


As he sings the preceeding verse, Claude swings his guitar round and catches it, to begin 'strumming his guitar.  The more eagle-eyed televisual viewer will note that Claude isn't actually playing the guitar...


As I strum my guitar,
To the beating of your heart,
Watching the sun go,
Down in the sky,
Summer's here at last,


The camera shows Claude smiling down the camera, maintaining eye contact with the viewer, smiling happily as Harry, Tess and Stu happily slap their thighs and add harmony.

For the following verse, the director decides to show the audience, happily smiling and clapping along to the song.


As I play on the strings,
Knowing your love's everything,
Watching the sun rise,
Up in the sky,
Your love's here to stay.


As the bridge comes, the director switches to the backing singers, who rhythmically pound their chests to "my heart beats", before shoulder shuffling the "ooh ooh ooh"'s.


My heart beats
ooh ooh ooh


Claude swings the guitar back over his shoulder and grabs the mic stand, as he begins the next verse and the director focuses once again on Claude's smiling face.


If you feel it,
You've gotta seal it,
With a loving kiss.
My heart's yearning,
Everything's burning,
Baby.


As he sings "with a loving kiss", Claude blows a kiss down the camera. 

He continues as the backing LED screen continues to move geometric blobs in shades of rose and amber in the background.


Hold on honey,
It's feeling funny,
The beating of my heart.
My love's growing,
It is exploding,
Yeah.


As Claude reaches the "yeah" he he pushes his up to the sky and spins allowing his guitar to land back in his arms.  As the chorus begins....


As I strum my guitar,
To the beating of your heart,
Watching the sun go,
Down in the sky,
Summer's here at last,


As the chorus is being sung, the director flips trough shots of the audience and the backing singers giving each a few seconds in the spotlight.


As I play on the strings,
Knowing your love's everything,
Watching the sun rise,
Up in the sky,
Your love's here to stay.


As the bridge begins, the Claude returns to the screen.


If you hesitate,
Or if you wanna wait
That is fine by me,
All you gotta do is,
Tell me, and I'll be,
Right there...
Right there.


As the final chorus begins, in true Victor Crone style, the guitar has vanished from his body and he now sways to the rhythm.

From seemingly nowhere, Tess pulls out a tambourine and begins banging it on the side of her leg.  As a result the director decides to switch shots through the final chorus to views of the audience, who still appear to be awake, Claude and the backing trio.


As I strum my guitar,
To the beating of your heart,
Watching the sun go,
Down in the sky,
Summer's here at last,


In the preceeding chorus, Claude can feel the hours of practice begin to affect his throat and "of your heart" comes out as a growl.


As I play on the strings,
Knowing your love's everything,
Watching the sun rise,
Up in the sky,
Your love's here to stay.



My heart beats
ooh ooh ooh
My heart beats


As he sings the final my heart beats, Claude and the backing singers thrust their right hands up the sky in time with the final beat and the song comes to an end.

Harry, Tess and Stu join Claude at the front of the stage.  They wave and say thank you before rushing off stage to allow the stage to be set.

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Hugh Jakeman's dulcet tones return to the listener.

A pert performance there by Claude, and by the looks of him, he was so cold.  Was he smuggling peanuts in that t-shirt?

Next up, its one of my favourites, Yair Dayan from Ertzei Kishim, with the song "Zarim".  The song means "strangers" and I'm sure several of the audience members wouldn't mind getting to know Yair better.
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. : 06 - Ertzei Kishim - أراضي الكيش - ארצי כישים : .
Yair Dayan - Strangers
يائير دايان - غرباء | יאיר דיין - זרים

Language: Hebrew
Lyrics & Composition: Yair Dayan, Elissa Dahan, Eitan Carreira, Kiril Beshake, Sergey Dabarov

To the Tune Of - Mergui - Plus Ehad


Yair Dayan, aged 24 from Rakaphy had, by Kdam-85, applied to represent Ertzei Kishim a total of four times. His songs whenever he entered had always fared well in the Kishraeli charts, indeed both of his offering that finished in the top three at Kdam (77 and 82) had charted at number one, with the other entering the top 20. However between spikes during Kdam season, fame and success was fleeting for Yair, who had to juggle being a student alongside his music. Luckily he could survive as a student on the royalties he was due from his songs, despite his own EP, named 'Mah Hayah' (What was) struggling with sales. For WorldVision 85, marking 60 editions since Ertzei Kishim first debuted in the contest, HARESHET announced a shakeup of the format, with five previous songs competing against five new ones. Yair was immediately invited by HARESHET to compete, indeed he was exactly the artist they had in mind when devising the concept. Yair for his own part had no qualms about accepting, even if it meant he could not use a new song he had been cooking up - he was more than okay with using his second place attempt, 'Strangers' in Kdam-85. The voting on the night was intense... in fact for most of the voting it was extremely unclear as to who would take it home. For most of the voting it was a tight race between himself and newcomer Hannah Semilyova, but ultimately Yair succeeded right in the end with a higher televote score. His victory made him only the third male soloist in Kishraeli history (and the second in a row) to enter WorldVision. He was of course hoping to turn around the lacklustre performance of male soloists at the competition, which saw them finishing 13th and 8th.

Strangers was a song about heartbreak, but the sudden, unexpected heartbreak which is even harder to process. It was reflected in the lyrics, which have an uncertain feel to them. Yair said of the song "When I wrote the song originally, I hadn't actually been through something which the song speaks of, but I had an idea of how it might feel to be in that position. Fast forward however many years, and having experienced what the song talks about, when I sing it I feel a much more raw, deep emotion. I think now that I have had that, I will hopefully be able to do the song justice on stage". From Yair's personal experience, some lyrics had been changed, but the bulk of the song had remained the same. He also utilised a crack team of pop stars, such as Elissa Dahan and last representative Eitan Carreira, and music production moguls to create one some have called a perfectly packaged pop song. While it is not the most impactful on first listen, Yair scored the highest among juries, who consistently gave him high scores. It is with this hope that he can pull off a good result, particularly in the televote, with the public.

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The Kishraeli delegation did not have far to fly to get to Malta Comino Gozo, and island, which had stayed relatively COVID free, was something of muchness to much of the Kishraelis who visited. Some of course had come before as a part of Kishrael's WorldVision 78 entry, others had come as fans, while some Kishraelis actually came to Malta Comino Gozo simply for a holiday. The similar climate to Ertzei Kishim meant that adapting was not an issue, as some from colder climates may have to do with their vocal chords. This took the pressure off of Yair and the team to an extent, and they were relatively more free to enjoy and explore the island. While the Maltese had gone light on the press tour aspects, they had gone HAM on the activities. It was nice for Yair, who felt more like he was on holiday than competing in a high stakes music festival. As one of the more handsome men at the contest, he was strong-armed into playing volleyball with the Maltese women's team in Valletta. Of course the publicity involved couldn't hurt, as pictures of him topless, sweating as he was destroyed by the women's team garnered a lot of traction on social media in Ertzei Kishim, MCG and the WorldVision sphere. In Comino, he also showed off his surfing skills, which impressed many an unassuming WorldVision fan - it is quite normal for Kishraelis from coastal cities to have some knowledge of surfing, and Yair was no exception. While it was not quite as sexy as his volleyball trial, it was still impressive, not like Yair intended it to be.

Malta Comino Gozo had long punched above its weight for its size, and this stage was no different. While it was not the biggest, it was capable of creating beautiful visual effects which had been utilised by many acts in the contest. Yair's performance was to rely on it too, to an extent, but he hoped that he could be the centre of attention. Indeed, the Kishraeli budget for WorldVision this year was slightly limited due to a lack of consistent top 5 results in recent years. Thus, while Yair did have some fancy LED effects to call upon, he did not have backing dancers, and only one off stage backing singer. The stage was dark, the cheers of the crowd after Beepee's performance and the Kishraeli postcard were slowly fading. The long intro to the song allowed Yair to focus, take a deep breath, and be ready to start. He was singing entirely in Hebrew, not like he had a problem with English, but he enjoyed singing music which he could feel deeply within him. He was wearing a white leather jacket with an open lapel, black skinny jeans and a plain black shirt. On his feet he wore dark green high top trainers. It was a subdued look, but effortlessly cool as well. Even though he was singing about heartbreak, he at least wanted to look cute while doing so. The song began, and turquoise lasers pointed up into the roof, fanning out and creating a cage effect. They began spinning as the music developed. When Yair began to sing, a white spotlight illuminated him and the crowd began to cheer and whistle. This was his moment.

Im mishehu amar, lifnei kamah khodeshim
אם מישהו אמר לפני כמה חודשים

She'anakhnu nihyeh zarim
שאנחנו נהיה זרים

Hayyiti mesaper lahem
הייתי מספר להם

Hem to'im umeshugaim
הם טועים ומשוגעים
If someone said a few months ago
That we would become strangers
I would tell them
They're wrong, they're crazy

He began to move closer to the audience, across the diamond shape. As he did, green LED footprints were left in the stage, while simultaneously the backing screen began showing a moving scene of stars in space. They were intermingled with small green stars that added a depth of colour. Yair began emoting with his face slightly, something like pain. Even though the song sounded upbeat, it wasn't meant to be. He was not about to demonstrate the exaggerated emotion of an Izmeduan performance of course, but just enough that the audience would understand. Tapping his heart to his chest occasionally, he sang to the crowd mainly, making eye contact with a number of cameras but not lingering on them for too long.

Aval nireh shetaiti
אבל נראה שטעיתי

V'af al pi hakol nireh shehem tzodkim
ואף על פי הכול נראה שהם צודקים

Kshesipart li lenatzeakh
כשסיפרת לי לנצח

Lenatzeakh lo dei arokh akhshav
לנצח לא די ארוך עכשיו
But it seems that I was wrong
And despite everything it seems that they were right
When you told me forever
Forever isn't quite as long anymore

As he sung the chorus, he stopped in position and jumped out to widen his gate. He began doing some cool robotic movements on stage, ending in something of a moonwalk. He then stayed in place with one hand out to the side, singing the chorus. As the second part of the chorus began, where the music became stronger. He jumped up again, and as he did a bright splat of green rushed through the stage, almost as if he had created faultlines with his jumping. The lasers from before began to move more dramatically, creating something of a frenzy on stage to accompany the dancey chorus. Yair began to look more at the cameras, using his eyes to tell his story. Despite the music growing louder and faster, he maintained the solemn eye contact.

Az ta'ir oti
אז תעיר אותי

Kshehaka'av hazeh nigmar sof sof
כשהכאב הזה נגמר סוף סוף

Legamrey
לגמרי

Ani lo yekhol, lehitragel likhyot khayey
אני לא יכול, להתרגל לחיות חיי

Kezarim (Zarim)
כזרים - זרים

Tagbir, et a muzikah b'oznayyim sheli
תגביר, את המוזיקה באוזניים שלי

Gavoah
גבוה

Tatbia et, kol hatzlil shemishtalet
תטביע את כל הצליל שמשתלט

Al dati
על דעתי - דעתי
So wake me up
When this pain is finally over
Completely
I can't, get used to living my life
As strangers (strangers)
Turn up, the music in my ears
Loud
Drown, all the sound that's taking over
My mind

As the verse returns, Yair walks to the side of the diamond, and the arcs round to the very tip of the stage. He interacts briefly with some of the people closest to the stage, but his focus quickly shifts to those in the near distance. As he gets to the front, he looks slightly down as he sings "Sug ra shel hevdel margishim". The camera takes this from the front, and as he sings the verse it adds a red filter over the camera, which shakes and gets increasingly more red as the verse goes on. It then quickly disappears as the song continues.

Mekhapes otakh kmo od yeshanah leyadi
מחפש אותך כמו עוד ישנה לידי

Matai she'at pashut beroshi
מתי שאת פשוט בראשי

Akherot tok'ot li mabatim
אחרות תוקעות לי מבטים

Sug ra shel hevdel margishim
סוג רע של הבדל מרגישים
Looking for you like you're still sleeping next to me
When you're just in my head
Other girls shoot me looks
But it feels like a bad kind of different


Yair now slowly lifted his head up as he sung the next part. This allowed the camera to remain on his face. On screen effects were placed over, which were turquoise, with white swirling clouds moving across the stage. This was replicated on the backing screen for the audience, as well as on the LED floor, where the clouds spread out from where Yair was standing, heading backwards. At the end of the verse, Yair's head was all the way up. At this point the camera changed to a full body shot in preparation for the chorus.

Nisiti lehitgaber alayyikh
ניסיתי להתגבר עלייך

Rak lir'ot kamah she'ani mitgagea elayyikh
רק לראות כמה שאני מתגעגע אלייך

Kshesipart li lenatzeakh
כשסיפרת לי לנצח

Lenatzeakh lo dei arokh akhshav
לנצח לא די ארוך עכשיו
I tried to get over you
Only to see just how much I missed you
When you told me forever
Forever isn't quite as long anymore

Yair starts singing the chorus much more animated than previously, and his face relaxes, not so emotive as before, but rather enjoying himself. He gesticulates with his non-microphone hand and interacts with the crowd. As the second part of the chorus begins where the bass kicks in, he shuffles backwards and does a one-footed stomp in time with the beat kicking in. He pulls something of a confident face, letting the backing singer take over the next line before he continues. While singing he also dances in time with the music. The stage returned to the laser show with the backing screen full of green and white stars.

Az ta'ir oti
אז תעיר אותי

Kshehaka'av hazeh nigmar sof sof
כשהכאב הזה נגמר סוף סוף

Legamrey
לגמרי

Ani lo yekhol, lehitragel likhyot khayey
אני לא יכול, להתרגל לחיות חיי

Kezarim (Zarim)
כזרים - זרים

Tagbir, et a muzikah b'oznayyim sheli
תגביר, את המוזיקה באוזניים שלי

Gavoah
גבוה

Tatbia et, kol hatzlil shemishtalet
תטביע את כל הצליל שמשתלט

Al dati
על דעתי - דעתי
So wake me up
When this pain is finally over
Completely
I can't, get used to living my life
As strangers (strangers)
Turn up, the music in my ears
Loud
Drown, all the sound that's taking over
My mind

For the final verse, the music became more hollow, relying primarily on the tinny/wooden beats of the background and a piano. At this point the stage went dark and Yair was illuminated only by flashing white spotlights from above. Yair begins to do some fancy footwork across the stage as he was doing before, a lower camera angle pointing upwards at him capture his smoothe movements from one side to the other. Once he reaches one side of the stage he throws the microphone up, spins, and then catches it again, continuing to sing as it comes back down. For the final line he widens his gate and sings deeper to get a more soulful vocal.

Mevakeret oti
מבקרת אותי

Bekhalomot hamukim sheli
בחלומות העמוקים שלי

Ratziti la'uf rakhok
רציתי לעוף רחוק

Khalamti al ha'osher matok
חלמתי על האושר מתוק

Omed makomotenu, amur lihyot bishvlienu
עומד במקומותינו, אמור להיות בשבילנו

Mevakeret oti
מבקרת אותי

Mevakeret oti
מבקרת אותי

V'tzarikh otakh
וצריך אותך

Akhshav yoter m'ay pam
עכשיו יותר מאי פעם

Ratziti la'uf rakhok
רציתי לעוף רחוק

Khalamti al ha'osher matok
חלמתי על האושר מתוק

Omed makomotenu, amur lihyot bishvlienu
עומד במקומותינו, אמור להיות בשבילנו

Eizeh balagan shehistabakhnu
איזה בלגן שהסתבכנו

V'tzarikh otakh
וצריך אותך
You still visit me
In my deepest dreams
I wanted to fly so far
I dreamt of the sweetest happiness
Standing in our places, supposed to be for us
You still visit me
You still visit me
And I need you now
More than ever before
I wanted to fly so far
I dreamt of the sweetest happiness
Standing in our places, supposed to be for us
What a mess we got ourselves into
But I need you

The chorus once again kicks in, and as it does Yair does a punch in the air and smiles. As he does this, the stage explodes into blue colours, with smoke bursting out from the perimeter of the stage. Off-stage backing singers take the skeleton of the chorus, allowing Yair to dance freely, singing ad-libs over the top and demonstrate is impressive vocal abilities. This all builds into Yair dancing in the centre of the stage, reaching a point in the middle where as the music finishes, he punches up with his hand as the song ends.

Az ta'ir oti
אז תעיר אותי

Kshehaka'av hazeh nigmar sof sof
כשהכאב הזה נגמר סוף סוף

Legamrey
לגמרי

Ani lo yekhol, lehitragel likhyot khayey
אני לא יכול, להתרגל לחיות חיי

Kezarim (Zarim)
כזרים - זרים

Tagbir, et a muzikah b'oznayyim sheli
תגביר, את המוזיקה באוזניים שלי

Gavoah
גבוה

Tatbia et, kol hatzlil shemishtalet
תטביע את כל הצליל שמשתלט

Al dati
על דעתי - דעתי
So wake me up
When this pain is finally over
Completely
I can't, get used to living my life
As strangers (strangers)
Turn up, the music in my ears
Loud
Drown, all the sound that's taking over
My mind

Upon the end of the song, the Maltese crowd goes wild for Yair. Already a favourite with the female and gay fanbase, he clearly has won over those in the arena too. He wipes his hands over his face and smiles, waving to the cameras and audience. He bows quickly, letting a quick "thank you, thank you" as he moves off stage for the preparations to begin for the next act from Scotatrova to take centre stage. As they go past each other in the wings, Yair wishes Julia a quick 'good luck', before heading to the greenroom to enjoy the rest of the night.
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8. Scotatrova
Julia Villa
Silas eh'emor

Tune: Louane - Donne-moi ton coeur
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The song begins as the screens behind Julia display a beach. Images of the waves crashing against the sand from above, with the rest of the stage dimly lit. As the camera slightly pans away from the screens, Julia comes into view, partially lit from the lighting of the stage. She can be seen holding on to the microphone as its still on the stand. As the part comes where she starts to sing, she takes the mic off of its stand.

Me soltás sol
Longue ea axós
Silas eh’emor
Eh’emor

Nel ax ruve
Iaculted par lí
Silas eh’emor
Eh’emor

Just let me go
Away from these
Chains of love
Of love

There’s no escape
Trapped by the
Chains of love
Of love


While she starts singing, the stage becomes fully illuminated and Julia becomes clearer to the audience. She stood wearing a large, heavy brown robe that covered a good length of her body. The only thing that was free were most of her forearms and her shoes. This kept her very restricted in most of her movements on stage. She sang very softly at first, not going too high or too low. It matched perfectly with the overall slower tone of the song and benefitted her voice perfectly.

After all this time
I am finally free
From the love I had
And free from you

I have broken loose
From the shackles
That you had wrapped all around me
But just like us, they didn’t last


The camera view changed to Julia's lower right side profile. It captures her singing out to the audience, this time with a slightly uncomfortable expression on her face. To most, it probably wouldn't be noticeable, but if you pay attention, you could definitely tell. She held on to the stand with her other hand while continuing on. The screens behind her then displayed the images of rope breaking.

I can’t believe we fell apart in a year
Now I find myself standing all alone here
I have to stop myself from showing my tear
After all this time it has become so clear

I see that there’s nothing to fear
I wish it could be just you and me my dear
But I’ve since learned that you were never sincere
Now that I’m on my own I can persevere


The beat of the song became steady and rhythmic for this verse, and Julia kept with the pace as well. She slightly bobbed her head forward as she sang, this time letting out a slight smile. She closed her eyes for a brief period as she swayed her head back and forth, then opening them and stared into the front camera. It zoomed in on her slowly while she did so, then began to retreat. Once it did, she let out another smile before continuing on with the set.

Me soltás sol
Silas eh’emor
Eh’emor
Nel ax ruve
Silas eh’emor
Eh’emor

Just let me go
Chains of love
Of love
There's no escape
Chains of love
Of love


The screens behind kept displaying the images of ropes, but then the ropes began to slowly morph into chains. The chains themselves were your typical steel chains, but they began to rust and break down. Eventually the chains fell apart and exploded. As they did, Julia began to slowly take off the large robe she was wearing. It then revealed that underneath the large robe, she was wearing more loose clothing. She had an orange blouse on with some light lavender pants on. Once the robe fell to the floor, she held her arms out in relief.

Even now I can’t let go of you
After all, you were all that I knew
Was it all just too good to be true?
After all, you were all that I knew

Even now I can’t let go of you
After all, you were all that I knew
Was it all just too good to be true?
I still find myself in these chains


Julia once again stared into the camera. This time her eyes were full of confidence and content. Free from the restrictions of the robe, she moved around more freely and was more expressive with her movements. She also sang with more power than in the beginning of the song, finally finding her voice. As the lyrics implied, she was finally free. She took the mic and spun in a circle before starting the final chorus.

Me soltás sol
Silas eh’emor
Eh’emor
Nel ax ruve
Silas eh’emor
Eh’emor

Me soltás sol
Silas eh’emor
Eh’emor
Nel ax ruve
Silas eh’emor
Eh’emor

Just let me go
Chains of love
Of love
There's no escape
Chains of love
Of love

Just let me go
Chains of love
Of love
There's no escape
Chains of love
Of love


With the final chorus of the song, Julia had more of a blank expression in her appearance. Just like the song, she was ready for it to be over. Not because she was tired of it, but because she wanted the release that came with it. This was a fleeting experience, and now she wanted to bask in it. As she sang the final words of the song, the camera slowly zoomed in once again. She stared into it as she had done before, and as she sang the final "Eh’emor" she let out a smirk. Once the song ended the crowd began to applaud. She waved at the crowd before thanking them "Thank you!" and walked off stage.
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Entry No.10: NEKONI
Where Did You Go?
Vantablack
Based on: Come On Eileen by Save Ferris


It was supposed to be special.

Nekoni, after sitting the last contest out, were supposed to be coming back with a brand new outlook on the contest and their first even huge national final. For the most part, it worked a treat. Absolution (of course stylised A85OLUTION, because some of the NTR design bods were clearly stuck in 1999) was a good plan; get hundreds of artists to submit songs for the contest, let the organisers pick their favourite ten, then let the public decide. Absolutely foolproof, no? For the semi-finals, it went a treat. Not only did it get great numbers on NTR1, seven countries additionally aired the show, and their votes contributed to make a final five songs. Any attempt at trying to smooth over potential judge bias with the 'wildcard rule' (designed to pick the fifth entry from the list of six songs that didn't already qualify) wasn't even necessary, thanks to two of the songs in second place scoring exactly the same. It was perfect. Then the final came.

Of course, the final's error wasn't a error on the part of those on stage. Nor was it those from other nations that actually sent their voting statistics. The issue was down to the management, and that solely was the fault of NRT. You see, at some point between the semi-final and the final, someone from the lovely country of Malta Comino Gozo, clearly impressed with the work of NRT during the hosting of the eightieth contest in Marina Point, found the offices of NTR, slapped a lot of money in a briefcase metaphorically on the table, and asked them to provide the logistics and design duties for Malta's contest. Naturally, due to the current climate making any job in a creative industry feel like a risky business, jumped at the chance. However, the people who left that night on a plane to Valletta forgot that they already had a job to do at home. As a result, for the Absolution final, the logistics had to be handled by what were effectively college students, and...they made a complete hash of everything. The contest final was thrown into farce where, when on stage, the lovely Miki & Alice duo asked whether the results had come in, they were greeted by a 17 year old screaming "IT'S ALL BEEN BLOODY CORRUPTED! WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO!?"

The results had been transferred from the nations participating fine, however, at some point between the input and the processing phase, a humongous power surge hit the main computer system, bringing it down. When the dynamo downstairs was kicked, and the computers were brought back online, the files had corrupted, and the connection to the international delegates had been compromised too. Thus, after much blind panic and tearful screaming, the decision was made to make the results entirely dependent on the Nekonian public. They had those results just fine. As a result, the winner was declared as Vantablack, a six-piece ska-punk band from the capital, Varea, started and led by the singer Morgan Black. The other backing members appear to rotate on a cycle, so the band is effectively Morgan and five session musicians.

Despite the absolute furore surrounding the selection, the result didn't seem to be that controversial. After all, in its semi-final, it had qualified decisively in first place, and on the night, the reactions online were unanimous in declaring that it was an easy top-two all along. So, with the national final disaster out of the way, all eyes fell on Valletta, and not just to the NTR guys out there already who would probably be in the dole queue when they arrived home.

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Vantablack frontwoman, Morgan Black. The other five don't matter.



As the tenth postcard of the night fades out to the stage, the audience's volume fades out in expectation of Nekoni's return to the contest. The camera sets to the front for the stage, and as the drums hit, the lights all flash purple in time, helped no doubt by a blast of CO2 from each of the cannons adorning the sides of the stage walkways.. On the fourth one, the lights fully wake up as the drums kick in, and the audience are bathed in purples and blues, the background lit up with a lovely powderpaint-esque explosion of colour. As the vocals come in, we see the lead singer walking in from the back as the camera follows her to the front of the main "diamond" of the stage. At the back, we see the two brass on the right, the two guitarists on the left, and the drummer at the back, all of whom wearing your standard black T-shirt/jeans combo, except for the drummer, who clearly wants to show off his muscles so has brought along a tank top instead. Morgan is wearing a black and purple tartan skater dress, adorned with safety-pinned band logo patches, and completed with thick-soled black boots up to the knee. We can additionally see the audience are really into this already, as there's noticeable "bounce" to them. Good on you, Valletta.

Where did you go?
Where did you go?


As the verse begins and the main ska rhythm comes in, we get to normality. Morgan's reached the centre front and there's a microphone stand helpfully there for her, additionally with her trusty red tambourine attached. This will be utilised later, it's one of those kind of songs, innit? The lighting and background has calmed down, as there's no real movement on-stage to this part save for Morgan gripping the mic stand.

Been a whole decade
Since I was in love with a pretty boy
A love that all the others couldn't destroy
When we were together
We thought that we could do anything


During the call and response section, the camera cuts between Morgan, her looking back, and then her band (we still don't have names for them, but don't worry, they're not important) responding back to her. The camera sticks back to Morgan as the chorus ends and we seem to build to the chorus.

We've grown
(We've grown up)
Although
(Let me know)
I still wanna know what happened
Where did you go?
Tommy, Tommy, où êtes-vous allé?
Tommy, Tommy, where did you go?

Are you still as happy as you were?


Bad news: Proluvia's last entry bought the last key change at the shop. Good news: Nekoni has discovered the tempo change, and they're gonna milk that cow until it bleeds. Whilst we expected there to be some kind of light explosion as is the norm with Nekoni choruses, not this time. What we do have is a nice silver pulsing background, with an almost graffiti effect on it in multiple colours. As there's not much really going on screen, we do get a nice couple of panning audience shots here. Morgan's got her tambourine out, too. Fortunately she is playing it with markedly less murderous intent than Alice Florien did hosting WorldVision 80.

Where did you go?
Would you please let me know
Where you got to? Been so long, you see
Years since you departed
Somehow my mind's restarted the memories
Ah, where did you go?


Hey, the drums are back, and with them, so are the purple angry lights again. This follows the same method as the first pre-verse, except Morgan doesn't need to move anywhere. However, as she's got the space, and she's not singing, Morgan decides to have a bit of a dance, a bit of a cross between ska skanking and a punk pogo. Just like the band, really. Suprisingly she pulls it off on her own, in a way that if you tried it with more than three people in a rock club dancefloor you'd be firmly asked to leave in case you punched someone in the mouth.

Where did you go?


Second verse, same as the first. However, she flaunts Vantablack's success in the Francophone ska market (yes, it exists), by performing the next verse in French. She deliberately did this as an attempt in the national finals to get some of the non-English speaking market in Nekoni to vote for them, and, well, if it didn't work, then they wouldn't be in Malta right now. The screens behind her flicker parts of her lyrics onscreen, in both French and English, in a distressed-looking handwritten scrawl.

Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire?
Quand il est dans ta tête
Je sais que ça a l'air bête
Mais je ne sais pas comment l'arrêter
What does it mean?
When he's stuck in my head
I know it sounds dumb
But I don't know how to stop it


We continue the call-and-response as before. A cute little camera trick is that the "I don't know" appears directly behind the guitarist's head as he's singing.

Est-ce mal de
(I don't know)
Est-ce mal de
(I don't know)
Est-ce mal de garder ces sentiments
Is it wrong?
(I don't know)
Is it wrong?
(I don't know)
Is it wrong to have these feelings?


In the pre-chorus, there's a rude flash of white strobe and pyro as the drums kick in properly in the second half. Couldn't have a Nekoni entry without one.

I remember
You said you would never leave my side
And I was so naïve I believed you
You said we'd be one until we died
Oh, I was so naïve I believed you


It's second chorus, same as before us, with the tempo drop leading to a smoother, almost reggae-style funk feel. We again have a couple of audience shots, as the chorus extends into an extra half.

Where did you go?
Would you please let me know
Where you got to? Been so long, you see
Years since you departed
Somehow my mind's restarted the memories
Where did you go?

Where did you go?
Would you please let me know
Where you got to?
Oh where did you go?


We immediately are thrust into a tempo change for the bridge, and, arguably, the best part of the whole song. Morgan removes the microphone from the stand and walks to the very, very front of the stage, tapping the tambourine on her side as she goes. The two guitarists walk up to join her, being the ones on backing singer duty. Rest assured, despite having the spotlight on them being on the actual performance area and not in the engine room, their names still do not matter.

Tommy, Tommy, où êtes-vous allé?
Tommy, Tommy, où êtes-vous allé?
Tommy, Tommy, où êtes-vous allé?
Oh, Tommy
Tommy, Tommy, where did you go?
Tommy, Tommy, where did you go?
Tommy, Tommy, where did you go?


They've reached the front now. As the still-nameless backing singers still continue their lines, Morgan sings her own lines over the top of them. Having the freedom of movement at the front, all three of them jauntilly sway back and forth in time, with Morgan losing herself in the moment, eyes closed, head moving almost-trancelike. As the song speeds up rapidly towards the end of the bridge, the three of them start visibly bouncing shoulders to the beat, going into a near full mosh at the end of it.

I said, où êtes-vous allé?
Oh, où êtes-vous allé?
Vous souvenez-vous encore de moi?
Avez-vous trouvé un autre amoureux?

Tommy, Tommy, où êtes-vous allé?
I said, where did you go?
Oh, where did you go?
Do you still remember me?
Are you with another lover?

Tommy, Tommy, where did you go?


On the hits of the drum for the final chorus, the three at front all face the camera on the left, then immediately the camera on the right. On the big note hit, the camera gets a wide shot to show a lovely big flash of pyro allround, as Morgan, in the heat of the moment, on the hit, straight-up yeets her tambourine into the crowd. I'm sure that's not dangerous at all. Her free hand stays up, and, eyes closed in the middle of the long note, effectively crouches onto one knee, head down, and then back up again to the sky for the next note.

Where did you go?
Won't you please call my number
Or something? Becausee I just wanna know

Oh where'd you go?

Oh, where?

Tell me, Where'd you go?


As the song hits its abrupt end, and begins its final slow down to the final line, the camera centers on Morgan's face, who delivers the line reserved, but smiling. The audience go mad, she jumps up, and, after checking that she didn't accidentally smash a kid in the face a few seconds ago, screams "We love you, Maltaaaaaaa!" into the microphone and walks off, hands round the shoulders of her guitarists.

Despite all the furore, it seems that Nekoni might have actually pulled this one off.
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Postby Kasanovakoratica » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:42 pm

11.KASANOVA-KORATICA

BYE-BYE

R.L.E.në R.ë



"Busli il bajd min wara!!!!! My name is R.L.E.në R.ë, and I am happy to present the Kasanova-Koratican vo- I mean entry! My mommy and poppy came from the poor sad lands of Kalosia to find a better life in KASANOVA-KORATICA!!!!!!!!!!!

But yay! We are in Malta! I'm being held at gunpoint to say what I did sooooooooooooooo... wait what did I do... oh right!!! yes! I was ringing a bell in one of them cathedrals and broke it, sorry!!! Some angry people chased me because I was "interrupting a restoration project" and "this area is off limits to visitors" but who cares! Anyway Maltese beer is really good, I got a whole keg for free from some bar, but more people chased me when I got it- is chasing people the national sport here??? Don't remember reading that. Anyway I got tired of running and the near fatal alcohol poisoning was kind of annoying so I went to visit the sloth bears and they bit off one of my hands. Like tore it off, you could see the nerves hanging off and there was so much blood, and the bear was just sitting there chewing on my hand so that was really something else. So yes that means I'm an amputee now!! Anyway that was a bit too much excitement for me so I went to see the desert hamsters. That was really cool actually! I love to see cannibalism in action, that's how you should REALLY treat your family members. We could learn a thing or two from the desert hamsters.

Oh what? Now you want me to stop talking about my time here? Liability what? Fineeeee.

Here is my song."

She stomps her foot.
You need to know, I'm really mad
I lost a fight and I'm mad.
I need attention now
Now come look at me.

She cries.
I am so despicable
I just need you all to know,
That I'm suffering
And I'll make you all feel bad.

She rips a nearby steadicam off its mount and shoves it at her face.
I just want to DIEEEeeEEE.......
Time say my bye-bye, bye-bye
From the bottom of my heart

She then yeets it into the audience. Someone is getting a free ride in the ouchie taxi!
I know I am riii-III-iiight
So now I will die, will die
Now you all know how and why.

She points at every one
So you all know, I'm really mad
I lost a fight and I'm mad.
I need attention now
You all look at me.

A smug smile rests upon her face.
I am so despicable
And now you all must know,
That I'm suffering
And I've made you all feel bad.

She smirks and weeps
I just want to DIEEEeeEEE.......
Time say my bye-bye, bye-bye
From the bottom of my heart

She whips her head back
I know I am riii-III-iiight
So now I will die, will die
Now you all know how and why.

Lights happen
Ohhhhhhh
Bye, bye, BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

She spins around dramatically
Bye, bye
Owowowwwooooooo
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She is on the FLOOR
I just want to DIEEEeeEEE.......
Time say my bye-bye, bye-bye
From the bottom of my heart

The camera zooms down and the lights cut out

"Valletta wip lol" she says before dabbing her ass off the stage.
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WV29: 28th/29, 9 points
WV33: 22nd/25, 24 pts
WV34: 12th/30, 57 pts
WV35: 34th/39, 23 pts
WV37: 37th/40, 21 pts
WV39: 25th/45, 47 pts
WV40: 44th/44, 10 pts
WV41: 24th/34, 37 pts
WV43: 10th/28, 55 pts
WV44: 23rd/25, 23 pts
WV45: 24th/29, 26 pts (not counted by other people because time happened)
WV48: 17th/34, 46 pts (with some sweet lady named Gertrude)
WV68: 10th/26, 59 pts

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12 || PEMECUTAN
Komang Suarbawa feat. Rani Purwani - "Usah Kau Pendam Sendiri"
Music: Komang Suarbawa, Ketut Dian Abijana
Lyric: Komang Suarbawa
Tune - Katon Bagaskara ft. Ruth Sahanaya - Usah Kau Lara Sendiri


Previously at WorldVision Song Contest
Pemecutan is a newcomer in WorldVision Song Contest circle. It begin their journey at the 84th edition which was held in Milano, Besen. After an internal selection made by PRIA (Pemecutan Recording Industry Association) in collaboration with UBC (Ubung Broadcasting Company) and continued with an online vote, it was revealed that Pemecutan first entry to WorldVision is Mitha Kemala with her song, Main Hati.

During the performance night, Mitha Kemala gave a nice performance with her piano play. Unfortunately, she was only finished 23rd with 70 points. Her result was deemed mediocre and unsatisfying. Although the organizer still congratulate and praise her for her nice performance.

Selection Process
Like the previous edition, for this edition PRIA and UBC are collaborating again for Pemecutan entry selection. During the internal selection, 5 songs are selected (shrink from 10 songs in previous edition). The smaller number of songs that being selected is thought to give a more competitive measure for the voting period. The voting period was opened for 10 days with the result is announced 2 days after the closing date. And it is revealed that a duet song, Usah Kau Pendam Sendiri by Komang Suarbawa and Rani Purwani comes out as the winner.

Interviewed at a different place, both Komang Suarbawa and Rani Purwani are shocked with the selection and the result. But they feel honored to become a representative of Pemecutan in international stage.

The Artist
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Komang Suarbawa Puja or known as Komang Suarbawa is a renowned male singers in Pemecutan. This 54 years old singer begin his career during his college years. He established KSK Project together with Satria Yudha and Ketut Dian Abijana. At first they were singing from cafe to cafe until a talent agent spot their performance and offer them a contract deal.

The KSK Project released their first album in 1989 with a mediocre success. Their greatest success was in mid 90's when their album and single sale break the record. Suarbawa begun to pursue his solo career in 1997 by released his first solo album entitled Suar. With the success of his solo career, he has to divided his time between his solo and The KSK. In mid 2009 after 20 years in music industry, The KSK Project announced their hiatus. They produce a nationwide concert to celebrate the band 20 years career before announcing their hiatus.

Suarbawa continue his solo career although not very active. The KSK Project came back again in 2012 with their new album. But the come back was immature with the death of Satria Yudha in early 2013 because of a car accident. A tribute concert was held with the announcement of the band disbandment. Suarbawa continued his music career from the backstage. He still produce numerous songs and arrange music for other artists.

Personally, Suarbawa is married with Iriana Wijaya, an actress, in 1994. They both has 2 children. Their son is a well known DJ.

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Rani Purwani or officially Putu Ayu Rani Purwani is a 54 years old Pemecutan veteran singer. She is one of the most successful female singer in Pemecutanian music history. Coming from a musical family, Rani is introduce to music from a very young age. She had joined in numerous local and national song festivals and her career was begin from these achievements.

Her first self title album was released in 1986 with a huge success. She immediately become a new sensation in Pemecutan music industry. Her greatest success came in the 1990's when her 3 albums and several singles topped Pemecutanian music chart sale and radio airing. After her last album in 2002, she begin to tone down her music activities and prioritizing her family. She still continue to singing off air.

With the encouragement of her husband, she decided to came back actively in the industry by releasing her new album in 2009. Although her come back is being waited by many but her album only gaining a mild success. She continue to released several albums and singles throughout the 2010's. With the latest album being released in 2016. Although her albums and singles sale are not as good as her peak performance in the 90's, but she is still regard as Pemecutan music icon. Many young and new singers idolize her.

Personally, she is married to Jefri Arian, a former TV presenter. At the beginning of their marriage, they are having difficulties not just because their different religion but also because of their lack of children. Rani had miscarriage twice before her only son was born in 2004.

Song Information
Usah Kau Pendam Sendiri was a standalone single that was released on 10 September 2020. The song is sponsored by a collaboration of Pemecutan Psychiatrist and Psychologist Association and Pemecutan Suicide Awareness Organization in response to the increase of suicide cases in the country for the past 3 years. The release date is in coincidence with the commemoration of World Suicide Prevention Day.

PPPA spoke person stated that depression and stress are still become a sensitive issue in the country. People in the country still believe that going to the psychiatrist is associated with craziness. This believe makes many depress and stress person are reluctant to get help from the psychiatrist. The issues are seen as the reason behind the growing number of suicide cases in Pemecutan. As song is seen as a universal language, they believe that the song can encourage people with depression and stress may open up themselves and take the first step to taking medication. The song is also encouraging people that there are still hope no matter how hard your burden is. And it is also encouraging people to have more empathy and sympathy towards each other.

Komang Suarbawa is selected as the songwriter for the song because of his great lyric and words selection. While Rani Purwani is selected because of her icon status and also because of her own experience in depression after her two miscarriages. The song was initially will be sing by Rani Purwani. But the producer thought that a duet will be better to deliver the song. And Komang Suarbawa step in as the other singer.

The song received a positive feedback and still topping Pemecutan Music Chart until this day. It is widely received as an encouragement song not just for suicidal person but also for any person who feels lonely, rejected, lost and sad.

Road to Valletta
As Pemecutan is given Level 1 Covid-19, the delegation has more time to prepare for their travel to Malta Comino Gozo. Komang Suarbawa and all of the crew together with PRIA representative take a flight from Ubung-Satria International Airport. They departed to Valletta about 10 days before the concert day. While Purwani and her husband (which is also her manager) take a flight from Puri International Airport. They departed 2 days after the crew departed.

Upon arriving at Airport Malta Comino Gozo International, they are being escorted to their hotel by a private car provided by the organizer. Pemecutan delegation is selected to stay at Lukanda Valletta throughout their time in Valletta. As Komang Suarbawa and the crew are arriving first, they decided to take a rest while exploring the city. After Rani Purwani arrived at Valletta, they give her one day of rest before started to prepare for their performance. Rani and her husband, Jefri take a the city bus tour to explore the historical side of the city.

On the third day, Suarbawa and Purwani goes to the stage venue. They meet with the crew there. Talking about the preparations, the show content, the staging act, the music and lighting. They are preparing for their rehearsing schedule. They will be started rehearsing the next day. For the rest of the day, they are exploring the city. Suarbawa and his wife take a jet ski riding at the Valletta's beach. While Rani Purwani and her husband goes to Swatar Bay for snorkeling experience before continuing to relaxing at the local spa.

On the fourth day, both Suarbawa and Purwani begin their rehearsing together with the band and back singers that are already provided by the organizer. They spend 3 days for rehearsing. Familiarize with the language, the stage act and the music composition. Ketut Dian Abijana who join with the crew is really helpful to create the live composition.

The next two days, they take a break from rehearsing. Both Suarbawa and Purwani decides to spend their rest day together with their families. They goes to Ghallieħa, experiencing horse riding and wine tasting. Then, they goes to Dahlett-Marsa. Visiting the Sloth Bear Sanctuary and take a diving at the beautiful beach. During their second rest day, both take a different course. Purwani and her husband goes to Comino to see the dolphins. Then goes to Swatar Bay to try the fishing trip before get back to Valletta and take the parasailing before going back to the hotel. Suarbawa and his wife goes to Swatar Bay and try kayaking and snorkeling. Then they goes to Comino checking the wildlife trail. They then goes back to Valletta to take the private bus tour and try the banana boat before they are back to the hotel.

The next day, they are taking their last rehearsing. They are also doing wardrobe fitting which is sponsored by Agung & Arya Fashion, a renowned fashion house in Pemecutan. They then taking a relaxing day at spa in Swatar Bay before going back to the hotel for the big night.



Komang Suarbawa and Rani Purwani are doing their last preparation in their own dressing room before their slot begin. Just like previously agreed, both of them will wearing blue dress code which is sponsored by Agung & Arya Fashion. For Komang Suarbawa, he is wearing one buttoned cerulean blue blazer with cerulean blue-white stripped long sleeves combine with white shirt and blue jeans. While Rani Purwani is wearing v-neck royal blue beaded mermaid dress with pearl earrings. Her short hair is being blow in to give more volume. The make up artist apply a very soft make up to Purwani.

As their slot time is nearing, the stage crew escorted them to the backstage. They waited for quite sometime before the hosts are calling for them. Pemecutan postcard is being displayed at the wide screen before the stage goes dark. Komang Suarbawa and Rani Purwani are standing at the opposite side of the stage.

Komang Suarbawa
Rani Purwani
Both

A blue and dark sequence enlighten the wide screen as the song intro begin. Ketut Dian Abijana is looking seating in front of a grand piano at the center back of the stage. While a spotlight shine through both singers showing their position at the stage. Rani Purwani begin to sing the first verse. The splashing blue hue still emanated at the wide screen. The audience which standing inside the stage are given a torch lights. They are waving their hands following the music that smoothly playing. Komang Suarbawa take the second half of first verse continued until the first bridge. Until they both are singing in unison. The color sequence at the wide screen become more vibrant. Rani Purwani take the higher note while Komang Suarbawa take the lower note.

Tergambar jelas bayang sendu di sinar matamu
Clear sad shadows can be seen in your eyes

Terasa hilang segala asa muramkan wajahmu
Feels like all your hopes are gone which gloom your face

Apa gerangan yang menjadi getir dihatimu
What's on Earth that makes your heart bitter

Terbias s'gala luka mendalam hilangkan senyummu
Radiated all the deep wounds, removed your smile


Kudatang harapan bagi jiwa
I have come the hope for the soul

Buatmu trus bertahan
Which keep you holding on

Usah kau pendam sendiri
Don't try to keep it to yourself

Masih ada kawan berbagi
There are still friends to share

They continue to sing in unison when they are entering the chorus. While both of them approaching each other until they meet at the center of the stage. The color sequence is changing with pictures of people faces which depicted loneliness, sadness and sorrowful. Their hand entangled as they are finishing the chorus.

Rebahkan lah ragamu di dalam peluk ku
Just lay your body in my hug

Lepaskan s'gala beban jiwa kuatkan hatimu
Release all the burden of the soul, strengthen your heart

Oh, harapan baru masih menanti langkahmu
Oh, a new hope still awaits for your step

Bersama kita susuri jalan dan menggapainya
Together we walk down the road and reach for it

Both of them walking hand in hand to the front of the stage while singing the second verse. The wide screen playing the color sequence again which depicted spiraling rainbow colors. They departed to the opposite side again as they sing the second bridge. They stopped midway as they finish the second bridge.

Langkah tertatih membayangi setiap jalanmu
Hobbled steps overshadowed your every steps

Hu...Serasa pupus segala mimpi yang jadi anganmu
Hu...Feels like all the dreams that have become your dreams have vanished


Raih lah uluran tanganku kawan
Reach out for my hand, friend

Bagilah semua duka
Share all your sorrow

(Hu...)
Usah kau pendam sendiri
Don't try to keep it to yourself

Masih ada asa menanti
There is still hope waiting

Beginning the chorus, the wide screen depicted pictures again. This time is the pictures of two hands holding each other, a helping hand and two people hugging. Both singers singing their heart out while standing midway to the opposite edge. They are looking at each other while their hands seems like trying to reach for each other.

Rebahkan lah ragamu di dalam peluk ku
Just lay your body in my hug

Lepaskan s'gala beban jiwa kuatkan hatimu
Release all the burden of the soul, strengthen your heart

Oh, harapan baru masih menanti langkahmu
Oh, a new hope still awaits for your step

Bersama kita susuri jalan dan menggapainya
Together we walk down the road and reach for it

They are approaching each other as the last intro is playing. The wide screen depicted another color sequence as the song approaching the last chorus.

Ho...oh...ho...
Hu...uwo...uwo...ho...o....o...hu....

The song take one note higher as they sing the last chorus. They both are facing each other and sing their heart out. The wide screen shows people faces which changes from sadness to happiness. From sorrow to bright smile. Their hand entangled each other like encouraging each other until the chorus is finish and the stage goes dark.

Rebahkan lah ragamu di dalam peluk ku
Just lay your body in my hug

Lepaskan s'gala beban jiwa kuatkan hatimu
Release all the burden of the soul, strengthen your heart

Oh, harapan baru masih menanti langkahmu
Oh, a new hope still awaits for your step

Bersama kita susuri jalan dan menggapainya
Together we walk down the road and reach for it

The spot light only emanated the singers as they are singing the last part of the song. Both are seen hugging each other in a quite intimate way. The lights goes off as the song ended.

Bersama kita susuri jalan dan...mengga...pai...nya
Together we walk down the road and...reach...for it...

Usah kau pendam lara sendiri
Don't try to keep your sorrow by yourself

A round of applause are roaring across the hall. They are moved by their performance. The hosts are approaching them. They congratulate Komang Suarbawa and Rani Purwani for their performance. The hosts ask for another applause as they bid farewell and goes back to the backstage.


"Hello" in native language

Officially, Pemecutan has 2 official and 1 recognized languages. The official languages are Bahasa and Hanacaraka. While the recognized language is Kacara which is use locally in Soracana Islands State.

To saying "Hello", the natives may use the word "Halo" in Bahasa which is a very common word. While Sanatana Dharma believer usually says "Om Swastiastu" as their greeting word for "Hello" which literally means "May you are always blessed by God". For Kacara speaker, they use the word "Sarawasta" which means "Blessed you".
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Postby Kalosia » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:37 pm

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Final Chance — DAZHURI
performed in English to the tune of Lyubov-karusel — Yaseniya


It hasn't been a smooth run for Kalosia lately, has it? Following a string of top 10 results and even a win in the late 70s (in terms of WorldVision editions, not the 1970s), the island nation has somewhat struggled to achieve what has at this point become the norm. Some predicted that the 80s would be a new golden age for Kalosia, with good result after good result waiting to happen within these 10 editions. However, it seems that that optimism remained only optimism; not only would Kalosia struggle to even reach the top 10, but the nation would also see its worst result in the country's 60+ edition history of participations in the contest. That's a 100-month long (no really, I counted) almost-uninterrupted run of decent results — what went wrong?

Following that result, RTVK internally selected Maria Guterës, who had previously come 4th in WorldVision 72, to represent them. But her new song had a 10-place difference with her previous one, coming 14th. For the 85th WorldVision Song Contest in Valletta, Malta Comino Gozo, RTVK selected a singer from the same part of the country where our last entrant was from.

Lina d'Ažuri comes from Palmañë too. Her stage name, DAZHURI, is a stylized spelling of her last name. She says it is also inspired by the Albanian word for love, dashuri, which she learned during a vacation to the Albanian-speaking country Fusha Me-Bar in 2013. Lina must've known about the WorldVision Song Contest by then, as Fusha Me-Bar was a regular participant of the contest at the time. Of course, those days are long gone.

More recently, Dazhuri has just released an album, Konfešioni (Confessions) in July 2020. One of the singles released from Konfešioni, titled Statu ǧa (It already has been), was a summer pop track with influence from Hispanic music styles. When RTVK agreed to select Dazhuri for the WorldVision Song Contest, Lina and her management agreed to select Statu ǧa as their entry, but not without modifications and retouching made to the song, to ensure it was fit for an international music competition.

The final product, now entirely in English and titled Final Chance. Like its original Kalosian version, the song is sung from the perspective of a woman facing the infidelity of her man, coming to terms with the fact that he had been seeing other woman. The singer then asks herself whether she should give him another chance. Final Chance was unveiled to the public on September 23, 2020, the day before the first evening of Festival dëla Kanžu Kalosianë, Kalosia's biggest domestic song festival that is broadcast on RTVK, was due to be held. This version of the song was met with positive reception from the Kalosian public, and optimism from fans that it was going to do well at the contest.

About a week later, Lina and her entourage set for Valletta, Malta Comino Gozo, where the contest was due to be held. She definitely enjoyed her time on the islands, partaking in leisurely activites such as sampling the local artisanal alcohol and winding down in a sauna, although she was mainly focused on preparations for the big event, as well as limiting unnecessary contact with people to keep healthy.

For the big night, Lina was wearing a very sleek white dress. As the song began, Lina was standing alone at the centre-back of the stage. She was clearly visible, as a spotlight was shining on her, but everything else, including the screens, was black.

As she sang this next part, the camera slowly zoomed out.

This fairytale was just me dreaming
It’s not the romance that it seemed
But now I’ve woken, my eyes opened
I’ve never known what true love means


As the camera switched to other dynamic angles, roses began to appear on the background screen behind her. Lina took a few steps forward until she was closer to the front of the stage.

I should’ve known from the beginning
You gave away all of your love
Leave me alone, my head is spinning
I think I’ve maybe had enough


Now the lights came on, fully illuminating the stage, and the background screen was filled with roses, thorny roses. Two dancers came on the scene. One of them, a woman, was wearing a short white dress with a red ribbon tied around her waist. The other, a man, was wearing a white dress shirt with a rose print. They were ballroom dancing in the background as Lina continued to sing. In fact, the camera did give them a little bit of attention for a bit, following them around the stage as they danced, and even when the focus was on Lina (Such as when the dancers first arrived) they were very visibly in the background.

Takes two to tango, in this love show
But you decided you want more
And then you left me for the dance floor
I was your chance, you let it blow


Now the cameras focused on Lina and Lina only; the dancers being out of the shot. Lina's longing voice almost whimpers as she sings, but in the last line of the next part, Lina whispers into the microphone.

My love
Do you deserve a final chance?
One last dance


Now from the bottom of the screen, right after Lina whispers the word "dance", some dull gray, Gothic-style pillars emerge from the ground, creating background visuals similar to this (but the camera is parallel to the line of pillars, I guess). After this happens, as the quic instrumental brea continues to happen, the camera focuses on the dancers. You could really sense the tension between them, but it was perhaps a little hard to tell what kind of tension it was. Were they sexually heated and full of desire? Or were they on wit's end, angry at the chains of passion that bound them together like this?

Now the man, the male backing dancer in that rose-print outfit, approached Lina. The female dancer was nowhere to be seen on camera, perhaps she was still on stage, dancing away, far from the centre of attention. The male dancer and Lina walked by each other, eyes locked in a mutual gaze. Halfway through the next part, the man, in front of Lina, kneels, his puppy eyes looking upwards at Lina, a symbol of the woman he had abandoned, as if asking for sympathy.

And then one day you begged forgiveness
When you had showed up at the door
But did you mean it? Could I believe it?
When you were kneeling on the floor


With the hand that wasn't holding the microphone, Lina made a gesture that made it seem like she slapped him, and indeed he fell to the floor as if she actually slapped him. While the man was pretending to wince in pain on the floor, Lina walked away. The camera angle then changed to one that focused on Lina, while the man must've gotten up and went to take position elsewhere.

I should’ve known from the beginning
You gave away all of your love
Leave me alone, my head is spinning
I think I’ve maybe had enough


As we get back to the chorus, the two dancers are seen once again in the background, together. At this point, the lights had already been lively and animated, but there was a little bit of extra oomph whenever the chorus hit. Lina walked around the stage as the dancers made their way around the stage as well, as if Lina was avoiding the two.

Takes two to tango, in this love show
But you decided you want more
And then you left me for the dance floor
I was your chance, you let it blow


Again, the camera focused on Lina for this next part, her longing becoming more apparent in the way she sings. And once again, she whispers the last line of the next part.

My love
Do you deserve a final chance?
One last dance


The lights go crazy, dynamically flowing across the stage to the rhythm of the song. The strobe lights, red, sparkle as well, further intensifying the moment. The male dancer approaches Lina and they do a dance routine together, one rife with sudden movements and full of tension, full of intense passion. The male dancer was doing more in this dance routine, though only because we don't want Lina to run out of breath before she delivers the final chorus. The female dancer was nowhere to be seen.

A few bars later, the music becomes a bit subdued but no less tense, the stage lights dimmed to reflect this although the strobe lights were still going strong. Lina and the male dancer's movements reflected this, slowing down but becoming no less tense than before. Finally, the male dancer slips away as the strobe lights stop. The stage is dark save for a spotlight on Lina just like at the beginning of the song.

As she starts singing below, at first the strobe lights come on and then all the other lights return, fully illuminating the stage. The background screen once again shows the gothic pillar inspired background. The male and female backing dancer are now doing choreography with each other, just like in previous choruses.

Takes two to tango, in this love show
But you decided you want more
And then you left me for the dance floor
I was your chance, you let it blow


Once again, the camera focuses mainly on Lina. Unlike previous choruses, however, the backing dancers are approaching Lina and she isn't walking away from them. For her final lines, her voice becomes more emotional than ever, as if it were a prayer. Finally, the last line of this last part was whispered with an intensity not heard previously in the song.

My love
Do you deserve a final chance?
One last dance


With the stage and strobe lights more intense, more dynamic, and more powerful than ever, the male dancer approaches Lina, and the two do choreography although the dance routine makes it seem as if Lina is reluctant to be with him and is attempting to get away. Finally, Lina pushes the male dancer towards the female dancer and walks away to the front side of the stage.

The female dancer appears to be about to faint, and right as the song ends, the male dancer catches the female dancer a la a tango dance routine, and at a distance Lina can be seen facing the audience, her hand on her head but with the palm facing outward, as if to also faint, showing how tired she is of having this symbolic headache of a relationship. In reality, however, she was really proud of the performance.

As the song ends, all the lights freeze, and all the performers on stage hold their poses for a few seconds. The camera catches this all from a front angle, with Lina being the main focus of this frame but with the two dancers being visible in the background, as well as the background LED screens which still show the gothic pillars.

The audience erupts in applause. Lina, quickly lowering her hand from her face, can finally break out a smile again. She expresses her gratitude to the crowd — "Thank you Valetta! Thank you world!" — as the dancers come join her. The three of them hold hands and take a bow before they promptly leave the stage to allow the next act, from debuting nation Kyritakia, to set up.
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Postby Kyritakia » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:48 am

Entry No.14: KYRITAKIA
100 Seconds
Kamoshida
Based on: Labyrinth by Oomph!

Kyritakia attempted to debut in the World Hit Festival this year. Like its big brother Nekoni, it got piss-lazy halfway through and couldn't complete its entry in time. So now it's in WorldVision. Hopefully it'll do better than Proluvia, but time will tell. It may seem like it's merely a cynical attempt by the TV network KOSMOS to get more international eyes on the new country, but there's no denying that something like this works. What IS surprising is that the artist they've chosen is almost completely at odds with what the network stands for.

So, who are Kamoshida? A three-piece band from Kyritakia's capital, they seem to be more suited for the back alley bars and political soapboxes of the city instead of the shiny floors of the studio, but KOSMOS always figured that it was better to take a risk instead of send what everyone else was doing. They're not a particularly new band, forming in 2009, and it can be argued that it shows a little with their sound, a mix of alternative metal and four-on-the-floor dance rhythms that, in the most postive definition of the term, wouldn't have felt out of place in the early 2000s. It suits them: the simple nature of the songs coupled with their political content intentionally evokes the punk music that the foursome bonded over back in university all those years ago.

The focus of the lyrics are simple. On 23, January 2020, the Doomsday Clock (the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist's symbol to resemble the likelihood of man-made global catastrophe) hit its lowest ever time to midnight of 23:58:20, one minute and forty seconds to midnight. Whilst the threat of nuclear warfare has contributed to the clock's changes over the last seventy years, recently the fear of irreparable climate disaster was brought into scope, and in some ways, the planet's apparent refusal to co-operate has been more of the focal point of the time reduction. As a band that is certainly no stranger to using political themes in its work, Kamoshida feel that the contest is an important pedestal to highlight this issue.

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Center - Alexis Rost - vocals, guitar
Left - Danny Herschel - backing vocals, bass
Right - Ilja Mercer - drums

Kamoshida would like to state that the jackets used in the band photo are constructed from an entirely vegan-friendly leather substitute.



As expected, the focal point of the background is the Doomsday Clock itself. We see, throughout the performance, a close up of an ornate clock face superimposed across the background, with only the very small sector around the 12 visible. We see the two hands at the titular one-and-two-third minutes to midnight. These will move through the song, but slowed down enough, so that, of course, the clock hits zero at the final beat.

The entire stage is dark other than this at the start of the performance, save for the background also displaying rapid images of a digital seven-segment display showing the countdown in the format '99:99' at the appropriate points of the intro. The backing singer softly speaks the intro as the band slowly build up. Through the illumination of the background, we can see all three are playing their instruments in the reflection, all in a straight line.
Ninety-nine, ninety-eight
Is it too much, too late?
Ninety-seven, ninety-six
You have one chance to fix


The drums thrash in, as the stage is lit with white and black strobing. The clock motif continues, with other montages; the lighting of a fuse, the swinging of a pendulum, the trickling of sand. The lights coming up means we can see that all three of them are decked in similar two-piece black suits, white shirts, black thin ties, hair spiked (if they still have any). All three are wearing sunglasses, although in the case of the bassist, his eyes are sensitive thanks to a funny turn with tear gas during a government protest a couple of years ago, so he has to wear them for safety reasons. Suffering for your art was always a good statement to make, mind.

Anyway, now the song has kicked in, both of the mobile musicians with guitars are able to move out to the side, to create a bit of a triangle formation. As the verse begins, the floor and walls start off with a a bright green, almost grass-like texture, which slowly 'melts' away into black nothingness.

This is your one and only warning
Before we fall in the chasm yawning
Tear up the green, the quicker, the best
Burn, wood, burn, your mansion's next


The backgrounds are replaced with almost grainy news-clippings of variations on the theme of "aren't politicians bastards?" In it we see historical leaders and figures from around the world, both left and right, all engaged in controversial moments from their tenure. The general rule here is that if one of your leaders did something nasty, and it was SFW enought to be recorded for a news channel, it's probably in there. Incidentally, Nekoni's is in there, as the centre-left Alexandre Monti (SD) is seen from 2016 signing a bill to allow an oil pipeline to be built connecting Nekoni to Kyritakia, which would eventually permanently damage several thousand acres of forestry. Given that the state broadcaster, KOSMOS, receives government funding to make this entry possible, this bit may be seen as an act of biting the hand that feeds it.

They gave you the world, you took the piss
Will there be one to leave your kids?
It's up to you to stop the hand
When it hits twelve, your world shall end


The half-time pre-chorus comes in, as the camera centers on a side-shot of the singer's head. As the drums hit for the ticks after the appropriate lines, the stage flashes in white. The final line is given face-forward.

Tick-tock, count it down
Count down our time running out
Tick-tock
Tick-tock

Tick-tock, count it down
Count down our time running out
Tick-tock, watch it now
Our time is running out


We go back to the "time running out" theming of the background, as the three break out into the chorus riff again. The backing singer appears almost behind the main one to hit his repeated line of "time is running out", weirdly.

This is breaking point
Fall into the abyss
The game is nearly over and we have just seconds left to play
Is this our last day?

This is breaking point
Fall into the abyss
Hit the killswitch on your greed, or we will have nothing left to save
This is our darkest day


We hit the second verse, and now the background displays events from history, same black and white style. The theme here is of general consumerism, with images vaguely matching the lyrics at the time e.g. the Deepwater Horizon crisis of 2010, leading to the iconic footage of the birds covered in crude oil, a helicopter dumping clouds of herbicide onto its crops, that sort of thing.

Built monoliths to flaunt your greed
That toxify the air you breathe
Your hearts burn black, how dark they seethe
Black as the oil you dumped in the seas

You burnt the forest down and stocked it
To forge the money in your pocket
Soon you'll won't escape the heat
Your man-made Hell, and you can't leave


We continue with the same set-up as originally done with the pre-chorus. Notably, this time, the flash on the tick-tocks is much more redder than before.

Tick-tock, count it down
Count down our time running out
Tick-tock
Tick-tock

Tick-tock, count it down
Count down our time running out
Tick-tock, watch it now
Our time is running out


When we return for the chorus montage again, the clock has noticeably entered its final minute, and has zoomed in. The digital clock display has been superimposed over the clock in large, and stays permanently on screen. 50 seconds remain.

At the hit of the bridge, the lights drop again to how they were when the song began.

This is breaking point
Fall into the abyss
The game is nearly over and we have just seconds left to play
Is this our last day?

This is breaking point
Fall into the abyss
Hit the killswitch on your greed, or we will have nothing left to save
Our time is running out

Our time is running out


As the bridge hits, the camera shifts focus. At the very end of the stage lies a small hourglass, made of glass. It appears to have been ticking since the song has began, as there's roughly less than half remaining. The camera zooms closer and closer as the heads of the vocalists are super-imposed in front of it, the tick-tocks flashing a deep red now. When the final hit comes, to the shock of the viewer, the originally off-screen Alexis stamps his foot on the hourglass, shattering it into a million pieces.

Tick-tock, count it down
Count down our time running out
Tick-tock
Tick-tock

Tick-tock, count it down
Count down our time running out
Tick-tock, watch it now
Our time is running out


As the chorus hits for the final run through, with the clock at 20 seconds, the lights become that much more manic. Additionally, we see that white sand is pouring from the sky onto all three, as we can make out a trail being made from both the guitarists' violent movements as they play, as well as it flying off in reaction to whenever the drummer hits his cymbals. Unfortunately Valletta's going to need to a big vaccuum cleaner really quickly when Kamoshida are done. Sorry about that.

This is breaking point
Fall into the abyss
The game is nearly over and we have just seconds left to play
Is this our last day?

This is breaking point
Fall into the abyss
Hit the killswitch on your greed, or we will have nothing left to save
This is our darkest day


For the final run through of the chorus, we see images of doomsday projected onto the background: fire, atom bomb testing, nuclear explosions, floods, that sort of thing. The lights flash red to indicate the sense of time running low, and the sand continues to pour.

This is breaking point
Fall into the abyss
The game is nearly over and we have just seconds left to play
Is this our last day?

This is breaking point
Fall into the abyss
Hit the killswitch on your greed, or we will have nothing left to save


As the drums drop out, and the sand stops falling, the camera reverts to the one facing forward with the full background in view. The background timer counts down the last few seconds with Danny speaking them. In the immediate beat after one, both clocks hit zero, there is a loud tick, and the lights are all turned off as the final line is spoken in complete darkness.

Eight, seven, six, five
Your money or your lives
Four, three, two, one
And now your day is done


As the lights come up, the audience applaud, and we see that somehow the sand hasn't stuck to the three. Witchcraft. All of them raise a fist in complete silence as the camera zooms out in preparation for both the next act, and the Malta committee to attempt one tricky clean-up job. And with that, Kyritakia had made their grand debut. Different, sure, but was it good!? We'll find out soon enough.
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Postby North Alezia » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:18 am

15.
NORTH ALEZIA / L'UNI ALEZIE DU NORD
NISRAN YAQRINA
"WHEN LOVE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF"


"مرحبا (merhaba) and hello, everyone! I'm Nisran Yaqrina and I'm representing North Alezia in the 85th Worldvision Song Contest! I enjoy everything here, especially riding on the open top bus around Valletta!"

BACKGROUND
After three participations, North Alezia has been known for very variative styles of music. And the success of each participation are considered various as well. The country debuted in Worldvision 82 held in Tiferet, Ertzei Kishim with Imara Syafani and earned 17th. A pretty satisfactory result but still low compared to the next results, especially considering that Samara and Izdar surprisingly earning second one edition later in St. Christopher, Llalta. After the very enjoyable top 3 spot, the country returned to Worldvision 84 held in Milano, Besen. The country once again missed the top 10 this time earning 11th. After that satisfying result. North Alezia wanted to do much better and returned once again to the contest.

This Alezimania, which is the third season of the competition went less better than expected. With approval of every entry being at an all time low, and considering that Imara Syafani, the debutante got Zafi's unexpected worst result almost coming last with the public thinking that ABA might did strange stuff to every single song that the public demanded a better entry, and thus picked Nisran Yaqrina to go against the season 3 winner. Nisran eventually won and got the chance to represent the country.

ARTIST INFORMATION
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Nisran Yaqrina is a North Alezian singer who was born on 16th of July 2000 in Al Qazaruhaymaniraddam, Zafizamarrah, which means Nisran is the first singer representing the country that was born on the 21st century. Nisran might not look like it, but Nisran is actually a full Arab. She's a Muslim but she hasn't used to wearing Hijab outside all the time... She also continues Zafi's streak of sending their singers to Worldvision (even though Imara Syafani got obliterated in Alezimania Season 3, she is now rethinking her entire modernization of songs) with winning the unusual Round Two of Alezimania Season 3 against Riga Rigs of Pyalivostok. She's the oldest of two from Muzammil Azamuddin and Nissa Dayqimazahlanita. She is 20 years old which means she got to pick her University Degree few months ago. And she is now a student of the Drama Faculty, dreaming of being an actress and a movie star. Which she is already on her way of being one while pursuing her education.

She acted in various Hazmalqa (North Alezian version of Broadway) Dramas such as "Aisyah" and "Al Huda Al Shafa". Other than dramas, she also got herself acting as "Torrenna" in "Nur Sa'idah" which is a movie released last year which is met with beautiful reception. However, Nisran has not released any albums herself, with her planning to release one later called "Hold Me" but her musical capabilities is something everyone should watch out for. She has a very high voice range and able to hit a very admirable falsetto.

Nisran tried to represent North Alezia in Worldvision 83, but received 2nd in Zafi's Preselection for Alezimania Season 1 only behind eventual runner-ups Samara and Izdar. However, her voice is a favorite towards people in North Alezia and thus selected her in a poll about the best regional runnerups from S1 to S3. The public doesn't know that their choice would be called to the ABA to go against the Season 3 winner, RIGA RIGS in which Nisran won the second round and finally got the chance to represent the country in this edition's Worldvision.

SONG INFORMATION
When Love Speaks For itself tells the story about how many people rely on love, but don't recognize love itself until love finally speaks out and cries. The song teaches its listeners to recognize and appreciate love or his/her significant other and for everyone to speak out when they want to be heard.

(Lets try something new, shall we?)

RP- NISRAN YAQRINA'S DIARY

PAGE 1

Dear diary,
I got an email from the Alezian Broadcasting Authority today...
They said I got a chance to represent the country again after losing that back in Season 1. I'm soooo happy I can't wait how would I fare...
By the way, not gonna lie, but that band from Pyalivostok are really good! I'm going to buy their albums maybe....
And also, I still don't understand how Imara flopped in there. I was pretty surprised, but it's international juries... Who to blame. They have different senses, and we have to please them.
Now, I kinda have some pressure pressed onto me because as you know, Zafi has won all seasons excluding now, and all Worldvision contestants from us are from Zafizamarrah... But having another region do it would be fun...
But I will do whatever I can to prove that I'm worthy of the Worldvision Representation!
See ya, my diary!


PAGE 2

Dear diary,
I got to the auditorium, where the second round took place. I saw RIGA RIGS practicing their voice. They got good voice harmonization in them.
By the way, I got to sing my song today. Verrry scary that I'm in front of a camera recording to around almost everyone in North Alezia! Luckily I got everything I practiced right. Came time for the result...
anddd...
ANNNNNND.....
AAAAAAAAANNNNNNND!!!!
I WON!
I got to represent North Alezia in Worldvision! gg for RIGA RIGS, but I'm going to Valletta! Hooray!
I'll meet you later when I'm back home!
See ya, my diary!


PAGE 3

Dear diary,
I'm back home, my parents celebrated with me, I'm still very happy about my victory... All of a sudden, a cake suddenly appear.
My little sister sure knows how to play her magic! We celebrated, but tomorrow I have a lot to do, like rehearsing and making my music video... It would be sooo tiring.
Well, time to get some sleep!
See ya, my diary!


PAGE 4

Dear Diary,
I'm having a busy time lately, I was walking back and forth between home, recording studio, and the ABA.
A lot of rehearsing, meetings, press releases, so much has happened. I can always find comfort, though... So that's a huuge plus. I still wonder on what outfit to wear? and what pyro to use? I've been thinking of wearing white, though. Yeah... White would go well, and smoke? Now we're talking. Fire and water? EEEEK! So Dramatic!!
Well, I'm going to bring this idea to ABA! Wish me luck!
See ya, my diary!


PAGE 5

Dear Diary,
Guess what? They liked it! They also suggested fire which I also like, and also putting a lot of lights into play. I really can't wait. And the team got me Lazuli Chicken as well. So we partied with chicken wings. I really hope I can bring pride to this country...
I hope I really can...
Well, I got to go back and hit the recording studio...
See ya, my diary!


PAGE 6

Dear Diary,
I finally met with my piano mentor after long years! Remember Tazliq Hasbahurahhim? Yeah, he's back and he taught me a lot of things that I have to remember if I'm gonna play good on stage.
I just knew recently that you have to treat the piano like hitting keys of a computer keyboard. There's RPMs and stuff. But I won't be too focusing on that, since my tune is pretty slow, just few loud hits and it's probably fine...
Well, time to read over my music notes all over again!
See ya, my diary!


PAGE 7

Dear Diary,
So much to bring to Valletta... I heard the most discriminated group there are Arabs? (OOC: According to that WV Sheets file stuff) Nah. Probably false accusations...
North Alezia and Malta Comino Gozo are best friends if I imagine the relations of both countries. I mean, it's thanks to them we got beautiful TVs! And I've known a lot of Malta Comino Gozoans in my life, and they're all pretty nice! One even gave me a chocolate box so big I think I need about... three months to finish that box.
What a tiring day...
See ya, My Diary!


PAGE 8

Dear Diary,
I've been doing Sunnah prayer more frequently lately. I hope it all paids off. I need to try my best as well so God can help me rise to that Worldvision Trophy. However, I still can't familiarize myself to wear a hijab everywhere... It's still felt uncomfortable to me. I wanted to try and I do wear hijabs on occasions, but I just can't... It's my choice, though.
Well, that's the call for my recording session. Time to hit the studio...
See ya, My Diary!


PAGE 9

Dear Diary,
Phew! I just released both single and youtube video of my song! And Thank God, my song is pretty popular! I hope the international guys like it as well... I can't wait. Now, time to start packing! Dress.... Dress.... Dress.... Makeup.... Bath Products.... Dayum I think I'm a pro in thi- (writing abruptly stops)
Oh oops, I think I've overfilled the luggage. My room is now overflowing with luggage! Time to start repacking everything again and maybe do everything that I learned through watching that Mr. Bean episode where he got to pack stuff in a very unorthodox way. Well time to take that scissors!
See Ya, My Diary!


PAGE 10

Dear Diary,
The day is here! IT'S HERE! I packed everything, brought everything, including you... Well, oop, forgot makeup. I hugged my parents goodbye today, they're pretty crazy about me representing the entire country on a contest, I saw them waving our country's flag. So proud.... Today, I got to meet my fellow delegation-mates, my backing singers and the usual HOD!

(picture)
(caption: from left to right: Muhasina, Razahnayn, Me, Matta, Sarinahulafayna)

Eekkkkk! I'm in the bus!
NOW I'M AT THE AIRPORT!
NOW I'M IN THE PLANE!
Everything happened a lotta faster when you're too focused on one stuff.
Well, I'll write more stuff later.
See ya, My Diary!


PAGE 11

Dear Diary,
I'M HERE AAAAAH!!!
Everything looks so beautiful here! And I can enjoy so many stuff before the contest!
Although the only thing I wanted to enjoy for now is the bed. Flying from Zafi to Valletta takes so long that I forgot how long.
I can't wait to really enjoy Valletta, tho- oh we're here

Oh my god the hotel's beautiful! I kinda take those small Maltese self-lessons.Will that help?
Well, I'll write later
See ya, My Diary!


PAGE 12

Dear Diary,
What a great morning to start the day... I think I want to do something now... And that is....
OPEN TOP BUSES! I really like buses and cars, I think I might be able to fix one if youu give me one to work on...
I have to say, They got good architecture blending here in Malta Comino Gozo. I can see rennaisance buildings next to beautiful glass buildings. Really beautiful... I wanna cry...
Oops, sorry.
After that fun bus ride, I got to enjoy the beach. I just lie down and do nothing... ON THE SEA! face up obviously. And I know where and when to stop and start standing back up again.
Although a small incident happened though. I saw the South Alezian participant, BRICK being accidentally kidnapped by Malta Comino Gozoan construction workers not knowing that the Brick that was standing there can talk and would represent a country in Worldvision. I saw and heard Brick screaming and crying. I don't know how I can understand how that Brick is feeling tho. Pretty strange. I heard that after the incident, Brick got himself a new high visibility vest. That's pretty thoughtful of MCG1! They got good TV here, as I said before. The news program got my attention the most. I hope we can take examples from their news program.

Nighttime! And it's time to hit the MCG Mall and hit the souvenir shops! I'm getting a Valletta-themed table clock for dad, Valletta-themed snowglobe for mom, and a surprise Nintendo Switch for my sister! She really wanted one of those, and I obviously know why, since I own one myself. After that shopping spree, I finally got a Malta Comino Gozoan dinner, which I really love! Do they have branches in Zafi? I hope so...

I'll write later. See ya, My Diary!


PAGE 13
Dear Diary,

I finally got to experience the FedEx venue thingy! Yup! It's my first rehearsal! I really liked it! Also, I got a call from my teacher telling me good luck... Pretty nice of her.
And yeah, I sung there. What an experience. Although I kinda messed up there pressing on the wrong key. Oops.
Eventually, I finally got everything right! Yay for me and for every backing singers!
Well, time to go back to the hotel...
See ya, My Diary!


PAGE 14
Dear Diary,

It finally come. The day where every single human of the world got to experience the musical battle royale called Worldvision. Well, here I go. FEDEX ARENA. HERE I GO!

I'm here. I'm here.... Okay... Pray..... Okay. Here I go.

Sorry for this short writing. I got really nervous....
See ya, my diary!

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Tune: Agnes Monica- Karena Ku Sanggup

When Love Speaks For Itself
Singer: Nisran Yaqrina

Backing Singers :
1. Harqanniah Muhasina
2. Akita Razahnayn
3. Iszana Matta
4. Toriqqa Sarinahulafayna
Music and Lyrics: Nisran Yaqrina


(The stage was dark. The viewers can only see Nisran playing her piano. She put her hands slowly... Creating a harmony from her two hands. The stage was filled with light smoke, giving that slow atmosphere. Nisran is wearing her white long dress (not a gown).)
When love speaks, for its own self
The whole world came to a halt
People see, and they feel,
Feelings of their heart


(Nisran continues to "fuse" her hands with the piano, remembering what her piano mentor taught her)
When love speaks, for its own self
People break from the cold ice
The people thrive, and then they rise,
They rise on to the stars,
But how about love?
Will people around the big world, listen to her small heart...


(Slowly, two lights turns on. The lights were position in opposite side of the stage. The fog continues to swarm the stage. The viewers got to see graphics of wind flowing through Nisran's hair)
When love starts to speak,
The entire wide world shakes
It grows on, It grows on and creates
When love speaks,
It cries and still weeps on...
"Please don't ever leave"
Oh, Her small heart continues to shout and shout....


(The camera walks around Nisran before blurring the screen to change the view to the center front of the stage. Nisran still plays her piano tunes beautifully. The screen behind Nisran starts to turn on and gave a view of a sillouette of a lady playing a swing when a man walks to her. They talked. And eventually hold each others hands.)

الحب يتحدث (alhabu yatahadu)
love speak

يمشون ولا يهتمون (yamshun wala yahtamun)
they walk on and they don't care

تبكي وتبكي وتحزن وتهرب (tabaki watubaki watahzun watahrib)
she cries, weeps, mourns, and runs away

لا أحد يهتم (la 'ahad yahtamu)
no one cares

لكن الحب شجاع (lkna alhaba shujae)
but love is brave

قالت للعالم (qala lilalam)
she says to the world

aaaaaaaaaahhhhhh...


(This time, all lights shine one by one. They slowly moved downwards to reveal the backing singers standing on the right side of the stage. The screen shows the guy that shines in white with only his eyebrows visible. The guy first showed happiness, then sadness, then anger. In front of that screen, Nisran plays her piano until suddenly. A loud note. The smoke machine stops and got the wind machine turned on. Nisran's hair flows beautifully following the wind generated from the wind machine)

When love starts to speak,
The entire wide world shakes
It grows on, It grows on and creates
When love speaks,
It cries and still weeps on...
"Please don't ever leave"
Oh, Her small heart continues to shout and shout!


(The camera also suddenly changed to aerial view. Nisran raised her head upwards giving the view of the floor LED showing flows of wind. The camera view changed to the front view where Nisran with her head raised and the screen behind her and her piano shows the man leaving the woman who stayed on the swing she was on. She can be seen crying on that screen.)

أنت لم تهتم أبدًا (ant lm tahtam abdan)
you never cared

جعلتها تبكي (jaeltaha tubki)
you made her cry


(Nisran's backing singers starts walking to the center. And Nisran stood up from her piano seat.)

BACKING:
أتيت مرة ودفعتها (atayt marat wadafeatuha)
you came once, and you shoved her


(Nisran played her right hand expressively while her left hand holds her microphone.)

وكيف ستشعر (wakayf satashiear)
and how would you feel

عندما يموت الحب (eindama yamut alhabu)
when love dies

وتركك إلى الأبد (watarakuk 'iilaa al'abad)
and left you forever


BACKING:
إلى الأبد ('ilaa al'abad)
forever


(The girl on the screen is visibly crying. The girl then stood up)

والآن ، العالم (walan , alealam)
now, world

أشعر الآن بقلبك ('asheur alan biqalabik)
now feel your heart

اشعر الان بحبك ('asheur alan bhbk)
now feel your love


(The girl on the backing screen walked to the opposite side away from the male before. Nisran raised her right hand upwards and raised her head upwards as well. As each "oooh" sung, Nisran got more serious. She did her falsetto. Correctly and beautifully as she should.)

Oooooooooooohhhhhhhhh


(Nisran still holds her head up, but she lowered down her hand, while fireworks starts to fall from the stage top. Nisran slowly lowered her head, visibly crying. The backing screen eventually lights up entirely like a supernova before dimming back to black again. Her backing singers stood up there)

When love starts to speak,
The entire wide world shakes
It grows on, It grows on and creates
When small love speaks,
It cries and still weeps on...
"Please don't ever leave"
Oh, Her small heart continues to shout and shout....


(After the fireshow, The camera view changes to a close-up view of Nisran singing holding her mic with her two hands. With water flying down from the sky with the wonders of pyrotechnics simulating rain. Eventually, her backing singers walked to be near her and holds each other hands behind Nisran.)

Oh The moment will came
When love speaks for itself
And you will finally understand her...


(The Malta Comino Gozoan audience applaused Nisran who bows and said, "Syuukran Kasiira! Thank you MCG and World, I love you!!"! The camera's view changes to the North Alezian audience who sat at the front part of the audience seats, Nisran celebrated for a while with hugging her friends happily. Nisran went back to the green room followed by her backing singers)

Dear Diary,
We did it. We performed, and everyone looks very happy if I look at them! We're now lounging at the green room and I can't wait to see the results. I really hope I can do better than 11th. Or maybe will I do worse than 17th? I really hope not. I'm giving myself a top 10 target. Can't wait! I'll write back after the results show.
See ya, My Diary!
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Worldvision Record
WV82: 17th
WV83: 2nd- BEST RESULT!
WV84: 11th
WV85: tba


World Hit Festival Record
WHF52:6th
WHF53:8th
WHF54: 8th
WHF55: tba

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Postby Malta Comino Gozo » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:28 am

Bradley "What a stunning start to the show! Thank you to Nisran!"

He amps the crowd up and they cheer!

Ira "Are you ready for more?!"

Both Ira and Bradley hold their hands up to a ear as the excited audience shouts "YES! In various languages. The loud audible cheers clearly pleases the hosts.

Ira "We have many more great songs to come, and next up we have Alina Prokopenkova from Waisnor! Give her a huge round of applause! And let the show carry on!"

The hosts walk off the stage as the postcard begins to play on the screens.
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Postby Waisnor » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:45 am

16

WAISNOR


Alena Prokopenkova - Spasi menya/Tune: Gosti iz budushchego - Begi ot menya


Hello in local language: Прывiтанне
Welcome in local language: Сардэчна запрашаем

Alina Prokopenkova began her song career quite recently, in 2018, but after her first album she became quite famous. A distinctive feature of her music is a kind of touch of electronic music.

In the Malta Comino Gozo she decided to go to some club to have some fun in the nightlife. Waisnorians love to hang out at parties, and Alina is no exception - she had a lot of fun there.

Let's move on to the performance - it was done in a minimalistic style, so don't be surprised if there is not enough RP. Alina was dressed in a silver dress and the same silver shoes, but they were not visible under the hem of the dress. The performance begins - and first the lamps turned on, which illuminated the back of the stage, they were directed at Alina. She herself stood on a round stand in the center of the stage and mysteriously moved her arms over her head before beginning to sing. A circle of blue lamps appeared in the background, and when Prokopenko began to sing, the lamps already lit Alina completely.

Я скажу тебе
I will tell you

Я не больше не могла так жить
I couldn't live like this anymore

Жизнь утратила все свои краски
Life has lost all its colors

В этой беспощадной борьбе
In this merciless fight

Не могла тоску победить
I could not overcome longing

И казалось, конец моей сказке
And it seemed like the end of my tale


Now Alina first put her left hand forward, now her right. So she stood until the end of this verse. By the way, except for her, there was no one else on the stage.

Ничего меня не спасало
Nothing saved me

Смысла в жизни не находила
I didn't find meaning in life

Я никак, я никак
By no means, by no means

Тебя моё сердце избрало
My heart has chosen you

Потому что сразу влюбилась
Because I immediately fell in love

Слава Богу, ты холостяк, холостяк
Thank God you are a bachelor, bachelor


During the chorus, the light gradually went towards the hall, and Prokopenko's hands, which had been put forward earlier, she gradually pulled towards her, and then put them up again, stroking her face with her palms along the way.

Плачь, плачь, танцуй, танцуй
Cry, cry, dance, dance

Спаси меня, воплоти мои грёзы
Save me, make my dreams come true

От тлена избавь, меня очаруй
Deliver from decay, charm me

Спаси меня, пока не поздно
Save me before it's too late


Alina became silent again, and meanwhile the light rushed upward, turning on and off, like a wave in the stands of a stadium. As for Alina's hands, they finally took the microphone :)

Мне на душе светлей стало
It became brighter in my soul

И ты, видно, парень не промах
And you, apparently, this guy is not a miss

Но осадок всё же остался
But the sediment still remained

Сердце будто вновь распирало
The heart seemed to burst again

Эта боль была мне знакома
This pain was familiar to me

И огонь печали в груди разгорался
And the fire of sorrow flared up in my chest


Against the background, a circle of blue lamps gradually began to grow together into an already circle of one straight, still blue line. Then the blue began to fill that part of the screen that was surrounded by a circle, and now instead of many small rays we have one big.

Мне нужна твоя поддержка
I need your support

Я хочу стать снова счастливой
I want to be happy again

Помоги, помоги
Help me, help me

Или же сломается стержень
Or the rod will break

И я вернусь к жизни тоскливой
And I will return to a dreary life

Ты от этого убереги, убереги
Save it from this, save it


After that, complete silence reigned for a few moments. Hatem, when Prokopenko began to sing the chorus, rays of light suddenly shot into the audience, and white stripes appeared in the background, which were replaced by black, and black ones were replaced by white.

Плачь, плачь, танцуй, танцуй
Cry, cry, dance, dance

Спаси меня, воплоти мои грёзы
Save me, make my dreams come true

От тлена избавь, меня очаруй
Deliver from decay, charm me

Спаси меня, пока не поздно
Save me before it's too late


After that, the background became streaky black, almost all the light turned off except for the one that shone directly on Alina. Before the end of the song, she sang "Until it's too late ..." a couple of times. Then the song finally ended and Alina said "Thank you! Big greetings to you from Waisnor!"
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81 = 18th/34
82 = 22nd/31
83 = 27th/42
84 = 15th/28
85 = 20th/28

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

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Postby Achaean Republic » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:57 pm

17| Achaean Republic
Punanee Panoxa-“Cuento de Olvidar” (A Story of Forgetting)
Tune: La Prohibida - Ganas De Matar
Music & Lyrics: Punanee Panoxa, Juan Carlos Cepeda


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Punanee Panoxa just finished her last set of songs in Star and Hearts, one of the most popular LGBTQI+ clubs in Valleta’s Swatar Bay. It wasn’t the first time she performed in the Star and Hearts—the last time she did so was in 2018 with a gag-worthy Mediterranean club tour alongside fellow Achaean drag royalty Metha-Donna (no relation to WV80 performer Metta-Noia), Xhupa La Pollá, and fellow drag rival P.P. Galore who was already a household name in Malta Comino Gozo (though since her last WorldVision performance in Talvezout, she competed in Landa vy Polkopia, much to the chagrin of her Achaean fans, and also learned a bit of Maltese for a pre-quarantine stint through the island nation’s pubs). But friendly rival or not, Punanee needed to represent her storied drag family in everything she did—not just in WorldVision, but also in life.

Xereca Panocha was one of the first Achaean drag queens that made it to the mainstream in the then-poor and conservative Latin Catholic island nation in the late 80’s. A shiny wave of acceptance and openness ironically brought from the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the nation’s massive investment in tourism proved valuable to the country’s cultural scene. From the echoes of la movida madrileña and New York’s breakdance culture to Rio’s sexual openness and Scandinavian casual nudity, both tourism and its revolving door of expatriates and snowbirds also provided a powerful countercultural influence that bred into Achaean gay culture. Drugs, sex, music, and passion all mixed themselves with a couple of piña coladas and the contrast of a fast-growing concrete jungle beside an idyllic beach now overrun with tourists and money-grabbing sellers.

This fast-moving world was the one Xereca Panocha decided to take advantage of. A transexual santaanense working the corners on the Corola tourist high-rises, she wanted to leave the world of prostitution behind as well as empowered the city’s queer youth to take charge of their lives and change the world. In the style of New York City’s Black and Latino drag houses, she created the Haus of Panocha (a mildly vulgar Spanish slang term for “vagina”) with a fellow queer nurse practitioner friend and a social worker she befriended while on the streets. In this Barrio Quinto household, Xereca would also teach them how to dance, sing, act, and even lip sync for their lives at a time where living in the slums meant drugs or death—and more so for queer corolense children. One of these children was Gabriel Fraticelli, a seventeen-year-old that one time lied about his age in order to get into a seedy bar while playing hooky, and suddenly encountered the towering presence of Panocha de-dragging in a small room after a performance. Xereca saw the scared boy, whose gaze immediately let her know he was supposed to be in school. In the midst of being driven back to school in a dilapidated Chevrolet, Gabriel begged and begged and insisted Xereca that he had nowhere else to go and nothing else to do, that school was boring and people would bully him, that his alcoholic father beat up his mother again, that he had no future and he had nothing else to live for…




The stage in Valleta was perfect for the entry: the geometric shapes, the dark, open pits and the sharp edges made the delegation remember a classic Pacman maze with blues and reds and greens, a classic 80’s aesthetic. Given that this is the contest’s 85th edition, it was more than important to honor and reminisce the bygone era in their performance, to which the heavy synths and the choleric basses were in tune with enough hair spray and shoulder pads to blow a hole through the ozone layer. The LED screens behind the stage showed a Tron-like interface with competing neon blue and yellow lines crisscrossing each other, trying to cut each other off from existence—not unlike the song’s break-up theme alongside some heavy CGI and hologram techniques.

The Achaean postcard was complete, and the Valleta stage grew dark. The people were cheering for the Achaean entry with as much strength as they cheered on for the other entries before them, more so the Acheans that slyly cheated travel restrictions to come to Valleta. Achaea always treated Malta Comino Gozo as a friendly insular rival in the song contest sphere, more so since the latter nation debuted in Achaean shores just ten editions ago. So of course, they were excited to be there, hopefully wishing to eke out a long-awaited win in this contest.

The synths began with two Tron-esque beams, one neon blue and another neon yellow, racing towards the stage until they met at a point below the LED screen—and disintegrated by touching each other’s tips. Then, the stage exploded with the color of dark blue, black, and small bits of white balls lit up, much like the pellets Pac-Man would consume in order to complete a stage. At random points, some slightly bigger white balls in the stage would grow brighter and then dimmer, brighter and then dimmer, reminiscent of the power pellets Pac-Man would consume on the ends of the stage in order to temporarily gain invincibility and eat the ghosts for extra points. In the center of the stage, there was a rotating holographic array of fruit: cherries, watermelon slices, bananas, grapes, oranges and fruit, guarded by four sharply-dressed ghosts wearing caped leotards with solid colors and tasseled fringes: one red, another green, another blue, and another yellow.

Suddenly, Punanee popped out wearing a yellow one-size-fits-all pantsuit reminiscent of disappeared clothing store Units and a bright yellow wig that needed no introduction and even less hair spray-yet she still caked on even more to it in possible violation to Maltese Comino Gozoan laws, if only to embrace the fantasy.

Hoy no quiero despertar
I don’t want to wake up today

Mi vida está llena de cosas obscenas
My life is full of obscene things

Y de oscuras trampas
And obscure traps

No saber lo que he exigido
Without knowing what I expected

Habiendo perdido el final
Having lost in the end

Piensa un cuento de olvidar
Think of a story of forgetting

Es solo otro fruto, un don absoluto
It’s only another fruit, an absolute gift

Que regalé a ti
That I gave to you

Porque de hiel me compuse
Because I was made of gall

Y así estoy llena de maldad
And so I am full of evil


Punanee’s dancers, dazzingly dressed as they could be in the 80’s fantasy, started dancing and posing, queueing and voguing. One dancer was doing The Wop, punching his arms to the opposite side, trying to fight off one of the holographic Pac-Man monsters pursuing him. Another dancer was performing the Cabbage Patch, holding out his fits to the extension of his arms, moving them side to side in a clockwise fashion alongside the shoulders or upper torso, trying to escape from the clutches of a red ghost carrying a fruit. Punanee was in the middle of the stage, slowly trying to get herself atop of the hood of a Delorean with her yellow pumps almost denting the hood’s stainless-steel figure, barely oxidized by the tropical rain, heat and mist. Flags waving below her, shouts at her and commanding an unique stage presence, Punannee continued to envelop the cameras of the Multiverse with her voice.

Unlike other Achaean drag queens like Pussy Galore, Punanee Panoxa wasn’t much of a dancer—in fact, she began her career as a comedy queen doing late-night stand-ups and cabaret shows at high-end casinos in Puerto Ámbar. So despite what many fans would comment over their supposed rivalry, she knew she had no negative words to say about a fellow sister. Nonetheless, noting that dancing wouldn’t be her strong suit, she decided to crown her performance with the histrionics. Grabbing her microphone, Punanee would waive hear arms in the air and flail around them like a headless chicken, trying to engage with the public and provide a little humor in her performance. Yes, she was singing about a breakup in cosmic actions, but a little non sequitur to make people laugh when they should be crying?

Solo déjame abandonar
Just leave me alone

El futuro perdido
The lost future

Y yo muerta y en vilo
And I’m dead and in the air

¡no lo puedo más!
I can’t take it anymore

Esta es la hora de morirmos de verdad
This is the time to truly die

Piensa que soy otra cualquiera
Think I’m just a whore

Mi olor no soy yo
My smell isn’t mine

Ni menos mil mentiras
Not even a thousand lies

Voy a imaginar
I will imagine that

Que te dejo en este cuento de olvidar
I am leaving you in this story of forgetting


In another glance of the camera, Punanee quickly changed her reversible outfit from a bright yellow to a neon blue filled with Velcro and killer shoulder pads that made her look like an extra at a big-ticket American primetime soap opera like Dynasty or Dallas. She tried to shimmy both her hands and hips as if she were pretending to vogue (voguing, after all, was brought forward by Madonna in the 80’s as every gay child in the world would garner inspiration for their personal liberation)—but in reality she only tried to shimmy her killer shoulder pads that were covered with small fringes and tried to look at the flag-waving crowd intently at the eye. (Who would do that, she remembered: David Bowie? Depeche Mode? That white guy that sang “Moni Moni” on MTV?)

Eres tú o algiuen más
Is it you or somebody else

Quien dice que te quiero
Who says that I love you

Sin ningún deseo de hacerme tan felíz
Without a desire to make me so happy

Antes yo era una diva
Before I was a diva

Ahora soy princpio y fin
And now I am beginning and end

Esta es mi realidad
This is my reality

Te dejo en lo oscuro
I left you in the dark

Ahora tú corres a quererte ni a mí
And now you run to not even love me

No te mereces el sueño
You don’t deserve the dream

Hoy más que puedo decir
What else can I say today?


She cocked her hands in a hand pistol sign to the left and slowly crouched her knees as the camera focused on her dancers surrounding the stage and making the same marching movements. The stage retained its maze-like form while a large holographic Pac-Man “ate” the pellets on the stage behind them. It yellow until it became blue when it “ate” a Power Pellet, to which the dancers beside Panocha tried to move as if they were dodging the creature. Punanee, meanwhile, kept interacting with the crowd and singing her song with the same sense of finality as before.

No me voy a arrepentir
I’m not going to regret

Déjamelo saber
Let me know

Soy yo la que busco un final felíz
I’m the only one that seeks a happy ending

Soy yo la mujer de ayer
I am the woman from yesterday


Punanee attempted to show finality and development in her music. Her aura was mysterious, yet approachably funny. There was a balancing act in her performance—after all, the whole purpose of this entry was to serve eighties realness to the nostalgia-prone Multivsersal audience cooped up at home! Only this time, she walked towards the camera and immediately snatched her wig off, shaking her hand and revealing another atemporal (sic) hairstyle that was serving a mixture of Brooke Shields with TJ Tanner from Full House. It was hard to be funny, smart, sexual, sensual and entertaining at the same time without losing focus of the very busy scenario beside her. She didn’t know if she had ADHD or not, but it was very hard to engage with the audience while freshly-seasoned dancers were doing the most ridiculous 80’s moves with their intent faces.

Solo déjame abandonar
Just leave me alone

El futuro perdido
The lost future

Y yo muerta y en vilo
And I’m dead and in the air

¡no lo puedo más!
I can’t take it anymore

Esta es la hora de morirmos de verdad
This is the time to truly die

Piensa que soy otra cualquiera
Think I’m just a whore

Mi olor no soy yo
My smell isn’t mine

Ni menos mil mentiras
Not even a thousand lies

Voy a imaginar
I will imagine that

Que te dejo en este cuento de olvidar
I am leaving you in this story of forgetting


There was only so many eighties references Punanee could pack in three minutes, more so in an already heavy performance. LED screens behind her had a roving points screen in blocky letters and three, two, one vanishing heart with a large “GAME OVER” sign. In other pictures, the images also transported to more cultural and political references for those who lived through such times (not unlike the ones we live now), such as the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the famous “Who Shot J.R.?” episode of Dallas and—for Achaeans of a certain age—the widening of the Achaean diaspora as thousands of citizens came and went from the country’s airports in search of a better life for their families, contributing to both the country’s tourism-based economy and country’s development. Television icons, movie stars, sports legends and ridiculous fashion in upscale malls such as the Caribe Mall, Corola’s first luxury shopping center made famous in several telenovelas. It was a point to highlight nostalgia, a simple yearning for simpler times. The world needed it.

Solo déjame abandonar
Just leave me alone

El futuro perdido
The lost future

Y yo muerta y en vilo
And I’m dead and in the air

¡no lo puedo más!
I can’t take it anymore

Esta es la hora de morirmos de verdad
This is the time to truly die

Piensa que soy otra cualquiera
Think I’m just a whore

Mi olor no soy yo
My smell isn’t mine

Ni menos mil mentiras
Not even a thousand lies

Voy a imaginar
I will imagine that

Que te dejo en este cuento de olvidar
I am leaving you in this story of forgetting


After the final “GAME OVER” was shown to the sound of a Tron-esque beep and boop, the stage turned pitch black with the balls suddenly lighting up and a Pac-Man death scene could be observed on screen. Once the lights went back, the audience rowdily applauded the efforts of the Achaean Republic, a friendly nation that had a very intriguing history of musical presentations. It didn’t take long for Punanee to bask in the warmth of the crowd the same way Katya Carreira did when she performed Kamasutra in this city almost eight editions ago. She was delighted and thankful and relieved and everything else at the same time.

“Thank you! ¡Gracias! Grazzi!,” she said to the crowd. The dancers beside her were also waving and bowing. They would hold hands and bow once more before leaving the stage.
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Postby Main Nation Ministry » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:02 pm

18: Main Nation Ministry
Charlotte "Charlie" Huxley - The Forgotten Assistant
Tune: The Dolls of New Albion - Annabel Raises The Dead
Language: English


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Pictured Above: Charlotte "Charlie" Huxley


OOC Background: Main Nation Ministry says Hello in English as a greeting.

Originally, I was planning on focusing some other online stuff after WorldVision 84. After all, it was technically, so I wanted to do a 1984 Orwellian themed performance. Even if I'm not a heavy-hitter, at least I managed to get more points than my deliberate joke performance of Fauntenheddo. With a performance more of a s$#%post than the other famous joke nation of Vartugia, I thought nothing of doing another performance.

...Then, I discovered a song and thought about WorldVision and I was like "No one is making something Halloween themed. I'm going to make this song, even if I have IRL work burying me alive. Even if you're not a fan of this performance, you should at least enjoy the different tone of music.

This is the Forgotten Assistant.

Also, yes. I may or may not have discovered this song with the help of Daria Cohen.

In-Character Background: For most nations, some tend to celebrate a wide variety of traditions relating to the month of October. You might be surprised to know that Main Nation Ministry, a totalitarian dictatorship plagued with paranormal and reality-breaking issues, celebrates All Hallow's Eve or Halloween as people will say. It's kind of obvious, but this is a nation that has actual demons as part of its population, among other weird oddities. Even though, Main Nation Ministry was wrapping up the aftermath of their WorldVision 84 performance back in Milano in the nation of Besen, the month of Halloween was coming up. Jessica Madden, who has been a contributing force in having Main Nation Ministry appear for WorldVision 85, spoke with Truth News in explaining the details of the WorldVision 85 performance.

"So, we weren't planning on doing anything for WorldVision 85, but then there was October coming up, where a lot of people were already wanting another performance. Probably because we were still relevant. Anyways, I was seeing what some of the creative directors back in the Ministry thought, where there was a bit of a popular idea that was surfacing in some online emails. What happened was that the large decision was to set the performance to be based around Halloween or something similar. We weren't a bit stumped, until a certain..."

Jessica was shown to have blushed, when trying to mentioning more explicit information of the performance.

"My girlfriend Charlie wanted to volunteer. It wasn't really a stir. It made sense, because she was a demon. Since Halloween was on the same day as WorldVision 85, a lot of people wanted a demon performer to represent them. Charlie was known for her performance back in WorldVision 77, though even if we didn't get that far, there was still a lot of public opinion to have her perform."
"Jessica, you having the guys talk about me?" Charlie appeared in the interview, where Jessica Madden started to have a bit of a blush attack. "I swear it's not because of any scheduled stuff that both of us are doing! It's just tabloid stuff! I think I should excuse myself!" Madden suddenly ditched the interviewers, where Charlotte Huxley gave her take.

"Ahem.." Charlie cleared her throat, where she spoke.

"So like Madden said, I have been chosen for WorldVision 85 for a nice Halloween special. Even if my last performance didn't stick, I want to do something a bit to overtop it. To make it better. For this song, I like to describe it more as a musical number, but it still will be an interesting performance, nevertheless. A lot of people tend to have the question to ask on what it's like to be a demon, where it isn't that all that bad. I don't encourage being a demon, since it's like being a vampire. Which while you can still in sunlight, you can't really go to church, otherwise.."

"Aside from that, I'm still eager to represent my nation, Madden, and my fellow semi-civilized demons out there!"

We spoke with a creative director for Huxley's performance, Mr. Pierre Nash for information of the entry for WorldVision 85. "Like Huxley said, it will be styled like a musical number. It will cover a Halloween-themed story, where the best way of describing it is a birth of an anti-hero. Huxley plays our anti-hero, where she is an assistant to a vain and cruel magician. Unlike the magician, the assistant knows how to do real magic with the help of witchcraft, but her efforts and dreams that she promised to her late lover and late mentor are crushed. In a state of despair, she fully becomes a witch, where she swears revenge. There is special effects and an elaborate set that we made for the stage at Malta Comino Gozo."

"Surely, this will be still memorable, while paying tribute to the Halloween spirit of the demons and monsters that roam free on this month."

And now, presenting...

The Forgotten Assistant!

Performance:

After the postcard is shown, the camera switches to the stage, where the setting for the song has been set. The huge LED wall at the back shows a vacant looking background of a dusty study. The appearance is made to be Victorian-styled, where some props has been placed on the stage for the performance. The front of the stage, with it's LED floors, is made to resemble an actual traditional theatre stage with several vintage lights at the front, aimed to form a large circular spotlight. The middle of the stage, or rather the catwalk is made to resemble the side of a hallway. One of the VIP fan pits is emptied to fit the accompanying musicians and orchestra. A large prop door is what connects the front stage to the catwalk. In the back main stage, it has been converted to appear as the room of the assistant. A desk with a projector aimed at the LED wall is at one corner, where at the other corner is a large mirror. In the middle of the main stage is a small cauldron as a reference to the assistant's witchcraft. A pillar in the back to hide the corner of the LED backdrop is shown to have a poster of the current act that, in character as part of the performance, is what the assistant is performing with.

The music starts to play, where a pale blue light starts to develop the main stage and the catwalk. The camera focuses on the back of the door, which bursts open to show our lead singer, Charlotte Huxley, playing the assistant. For this performance, Charlotte wears a green dress top with a black skirt, along with some low black heels, as she is made to appear disheveled at the start of the performance as part of the story. Closing the door, the camera focuses on Huxley as she walks down the catwalk, where she approaches the desk.

Stuck in the smoke and the mirrors that my tricks can only give
The shadow that I'm stuck in can't stop the core from which I show


Acting stressed, she looks over some papers at the desk, until she looks at the poster on the pillar in disgust. At the pillar, it shows the assistant with a vain-looking magician on the cover of the poster. The magician takes up most of the space of the poster, while the assistant is only shown in the background.

The master I can't forgive with my hopes I couldn't outlive
Pain grows within my soul to the point that everyone must know


Opening a drawer and pulling out a wand, Charlie starts the pre-chorus, where she heads over to the cauldron, where she starts to bring life and spells from inside with movements of her wand.

On the stage for spells that my dark magic tells
I'm destined for illusions of night


With a wide sweep of her wand, a puff of red smoke appears from the cauldron, as she continues with the pre-chorus.

No sleight of hand can fool me, if they could see
I'm much more, I can offer my smite!


A small light is casted over Charlie, giving her the appearance of glowing under moonlight, as she briefly walks over to the mirror. Singing in a softer voice, she tries to make a wish, as she starts to smile from a sense of nostalgia.

Rise my idols, my idols
Rise my idols, come to me
Rise my idols, my idols
Rise my idols, you shall be


A glow of green light appears from the cauldron, as the tip of Huxley's wand glows the same color. The LED walls is given the added bonus of displaying green mist throughout the study walls, as the chorus is sang.

On the stage in this day of age
Crowds for me to answer their call


The light over Charlie briefly shifts to a spotlight, as she stands triumphantly in front of the cauldron, as the light from the cauldron turns white.

None shall tear apart my broken heart
For I will rise with spells above them all


After a brief silence, as the light dies down back to its default setting and color, the camera starts to focus on Charlie, as she starts to get ready for an in-character performance, as she adjusts her outfit, before the camera shows her walking down the catwalk through the door to the front of the stage. On the stage, a human-sized silhouette is within the spotlight to represent the magician. Even though, Charlie is visible on the front of the stage, the next part of the performance is made to represent how the assistant is disregarded as the center of attention, as the magician is focused upon.

No matter the doubts from the false gods gift me for my flair
The brother of my late mentor succumb to his own pride


This is when we learn more of the backstory with the assistant and of the magician. The magician is shown to be the brother of the assistant's mentor, where he is now keeping her under his keep. However, the magician is decipted to be more prideful and vain, than the assistant's late mentor. The assistant is made to put on a "literal act", as Charlie is shown smiling, as she presents the magician's trick. However, to the audience, there is still a hint of the assistant's dislike and abhor towards the magician, as she sings.

With the days of being in his shadow as his special hare
A cold visage was all I saw when dreams that night died


Another spotlight appears again for the 2nd pre-chorus, however it immediately focuses away from Charlie to show that she is forced to not be the center of attention, along with not being a part of credit.

On the stage, so I can prove myself for once
May my love come back to me, at last!


As this continues, Charlie is shown to be in a state of hopelessness, as she starts to look desperate, where she drops her facade for the magician's act, as she tries desperately to be under the spotlight.

There's no world as a stage when I'm here as one
Summon thee, bring me back the lost past!


The moonlight shines over Charlie again, as she looks defeated, as she walks towards the door, as she sings in a more heartbroken voice.

Rise my idols, my idols
Rise my idols, come to me
Rise my idols, my idols
Rise my idols, free


The camera focuses on the back of the door, where Charlie has the door swing open, as she tries to hold back tears, before closing it.

On the stage in this day of age
Crowds for me to answer their call


She rushes over to her desk, where she is shown to be on the verge of breaking down.

None shall tear apart my broken heart
For I will rise with spells above them all


Sitting briefly at her desk, Charlie turns on the projector, as the left LED wall switches on to show the assistant's past of her time with her original mentor. The mentor is shown as a father figure to the assistant, as the projector shows the both of them training together.

I just want you back
I just want you back

All the memories that both had shared
is all that I have left


Charlie looks back at the poster again, but this time the poster has changed. Instead of showing the assistant with the current magician, it shows a poster with the original magician and Charlie at his side. A smaller photo can be seen, next to the poster, which Charlie walks over to reminisce about the past, as she starts to smile, even if she had shed a tear.

I saw you as a grand muse
You trained me well so I can amuse


She walks over to the mirror, where her reflection shows another woman in a white dress (which many observant spectators might recognize as Jessica Madden, a WorldVision participant and Charlie's actual girlfriend), where Charlie puts a hand over the mirror, as she smiles towards the woman, where it's realized to be the assistant's lover.

Then I met her after a show, where our love blossomed
Where her comfort guided me


The reflection fades away, as a brief flash of red lights appear near Huxley, hinting at the deaths of both the mentor and the lover.

That night was when you died
She also died as I cried


Finally, at the last of her personal strength, she closes her eyes, as she starts to weep, now acting in a state of depression.

But I failed, to bring you both the joy I had
Where despair cursed me now


The projector finishes playing, as the stage is almost enfluged in darkness, as there is only pale blue light appearing over Charlie Huxley and the mirror.

Rise my idols, rise my idols
Rise my idols, come to me


Charlotte starts to sing, as she starts to become impassioned. She sings with her eyes closed, as she reaches for her wand, which she starts to tightly grips.

Rise my idols, rise my idols
Rise my idols, you shall be


Charlotte's depressed state starts to convert into an angered frown, while her eyes are still closed.

Rise my idols, rise my idols
Rise my idols, revive me


Charlie opens her eyes, as she looks at herself in the mirror. Charlie's own dress starts to change to appear more dark, where the blue light over Charlie starts to turn green.

Rise my idols, rise my idols
Rise my idols, it shall be


Now, the assistant has given up all hope. Now, all she seeks is vengeance at the mistreatment and cruelty that she is given, even in harsh times. Charlie turns back to the poster, which it has reverted back to the original poster with the magician, but this time, she gives a scorn, while some more tears appear. The assistant wanted to continue on with the legacy of her mentor, but now she feels the pain of being betrayed at its fullest.

Rise my idols, my idols
Rise my idols, salvage me


Charlie suddenly smiles with tears in her eyes. The assistant's sanity is now gone. All that fills her is vengeance. She wants revenge and now she feels powerful at this task she has given herself.

[/b]Rise my idols, rise my idols
Rise my idols, free[/b]


Charlie uses her wand to make a dark green smoke appear from the cauldron, as the LED walls now show green lightning emerging from all throughout the study. The LED floors show the same effect, as a green light is cast over Charlie, representing the assistant's becoming an actual evil witch.

On the stage with the venom that filled my veins
Look what my old wounds done to me now!


The poster at the pillar starts to burn from its position, as Charlie continues to use her wand all throughout the study.

If they want a monster, that's what I shall be
My rivals will endure pain I vow!


For the final chorus, a spotlight is now under Charlie. A green light is still displayed over her body, but while she is now the witch, she is now the one under the spotlight.

On the stage in this day of age
Crowds for me to answer their call


The spotlight starts to turn green, as the cauldron lets out black smoke, as Charlie finishes up.

None shall tear apart my broken heart
For I will rise with spells above them all


After she finished singing, the stage starts to be covered in darkness, along with Charlie.

And for that, the performance has ended with the usual applause and cheers from the audience from Main Nation Ministry.
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Postby Antahbrantahstan » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:12 am

19. ANTAHBRANTAHSTAN | إانتهبرنتهستن

Georgia Mulligan - Ilusi
Tune: Isyana Sarasvati - Sikap Duniawi

m: Georgia Mulligan, Alvin Roma
l: Georgia Mulligan


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The stage is dark, until suddenly, the audience is startled by the operatic voice from Georgia, wearing a deep khaki-coloured tuxedo and trousers, with a white shirt beneath, reminiscent of a stereotypical teacher's uniform. Deep, mysterious piano playings complement Georgia's voice, as she walks from the LED screen (which is still dark) towards the center of the stage, which is lit up in a bronze, somewhat sepia colour reminiscent of vintage-style Instagram filters, as she is walking, the camera follows her movement, shooting her on a close, yet comfortable distance to showcase Georgia.
Cita-cita yang kamu impikan (The ambition that you dream of)
Itu hanya ilusi semata (It's merely an illusion)
Kau belum menjajal kehidupan (You haven't went through the ups-and-downs of life)
'Kan kuajarkan realitanya (So let me teach you the reality)


Soon after, Georgia walks and founds herself on a classroom setting, with the LED screen now showing a plain grey background with some childish drawings attached. As Georgia walks to the left part of the stage, she then sits in a chair put alongside a stereotypical teacher desk, with a stack of "assignments" and stationery put in it, soon after, she puts the microphone on the table, singing in her full vocal register to allow her voice be heard to the audience. Acting as a teacher, she marks the "assignments" with a full 100 score, shuffling her way through the "assignments" slowly, while she is doing this, a whimsical, almost fairytale-like instrumental accompanies her singing.
Kau ingin menjadi apa? (What do you want to be [when you grow up] ?)
"Pilot, atau perawat?" (Pilot, or a nurse?)
Apa yang kamu inginkan? (What do you want?)
"Uang dan rasa bahagia" (Abundance of money and happiness)


Soon after, Georgia stops marking the assignments, and stands up, carrying her microphone, the instruments seems to be a signal for Georgia, as the instrument softens a bit during the "Buanglah" part, she sings in what people consider to be a normal vocal registry, however, soon after, her voice segues to a more operatic tone, with a hint of happiness in it, with the strings shrilling to a more intense sound.

Later on, the shrill stops, and she sings softly, with a whimsical woodpipe sound accompanying, she then sings combining both the normal vocal and operatic vocal register in it, showing her wonderful vocal capabilities through the crowd in Malta Comino Gozo, soon after she finished, she then sits down on her teacher's chair, and begins to mark the assignments again.

Buanglah semua ide bodohmu (Just throw all your stupid ideas away)
'Kan kuganti dengan citra diriku (And let me replace it with my personas i've created)
Kar'na semakin tak tahu menahu (Because the more things that you don't know)
Lebih mudah bagiku untuk berkuasa (Makes it easier for me to reign over you)


Ketika ada (When there is)
Harapan yang membawa (A hope that comes along)
Secercah cahaya surga (Carrying a glimmer of light)
Akan menjadi kerugian bagiku (Will be the greatest loss for me)


Just as the instrumental quiets, a cacophony of operatic backing vocals, combined with a flurry of blazing, brown coloured spotlights then begin to bombard the audience, Georgia, still singing, then becomes increasingly agitated as her voice fills with intense hatred. Trying to quell her anger on, she then scribbles an assignment paper with outmost rage, filling it with black, ballpoint-marked curves and drawings that nearly fills the entire paper, and soon after, she throws the entire assignments in the air, creating a rain of papers that surrounds Georgia.
Cita-cita yang kamu impikan (The ambition that you dream of)
Itu hanya ilusi semata (It's merely an illusion)
Kau belum menjajal kehidupan (You haven't went through the ups-and-downs of life)
'Kan kuajarkan realitanya (So let me teach you the reality)


Afterwards, as the instrumental continues, with a solo electric guitar sound going on, Georgia mimes the instrument, with a sheer expression on her face that can be interpreted as an almost insane look, seemingly in a state of euphoric joy that comes to her after having a (nonexistent) teaching career that takes a toll on her mental health.

Soon after, as the whimsical instrumental starts again, Georgia sings softly to the crowd, all this is done while a small group of elementary school children enters, seemingly puzzled that their usual surrounding is dirtied by the array of papers that Georgia has thrown before, all being dressed like a normal school student, Georgia, seemingly noticing, then hastily gathers them all in a circle, with Georgia walking around them, seemingly teaching them something, all this while the children laughs and pokes fun towards each other.

Semakin besar nilaimu (The higher your grades)
Di mata masyarakat (In front of the public)
Meskipun kau tidak jujur (Even if you're not honest)
Semakin kau jadi bermartabat (The more dignified you are to them)


Later on, Georgia then lets her singing dominate the children, as if brainwashing them to do something that they're not supposed to do, with the audience experiencing a sense of unease, Georgia's expression turns from a solemn, almost expressionless face to a state of joy, though seemingly fused with a slight degree of insanity. Just as she sang the "Lebih mudah bagiku untuk berkuasa" verse, she raises an arm in the air, letting the world know about what Georgia is experiencing. All this accompanied by a more intense brown/khaki colours provided by the strobe lights and the LED screen, still showing the same "classroom"-themed images from before.

Soon after, the light darkens, with only a single, bright light shining through the stage, Georgia is now seen with a whiteboard beside her, inscribed with an array of elementary school mathematics, just as she is singing, the camera focuses on Georgia, who is writing some numbers on it, holding the microphone in her left hand, however, slowly, as her singing intensifies, she then scribbles the entire whiteboard with a spiral, holding her markers so tightly and with such anger as if she's going to unleash her anger into the crowd, however, much to the audience's surprise, she later puts the marker down slowly, with the children, watching nearby, seemingly fixated towards Georgia and her whiteboard, watching them with outmost concentration.

Buanglah semua ide bodohmu (Just throw all your stupid ideas away)
'Kan kuganti dengan citra diriku (And let me replace it with my personas i've created)
Kar'na semakin tak tahu menahu (Because the more things that you don't know)
Lebih mudah bagiku untuk berkuasa (Makes it easier for me to reign over you)


Ketika ada (When there is)
Harapan yang membawa (A hope that comes along)
Secercah cahaya surga (Carrying a glimmer of light)
Akan menjadi kerugian bagiku (Will be the greatest loss for me)


Soon after, Georgia then snaps her finger, and without further ado, the children then got up, almost in unison, Georgia would slowly squat on the floor, caressing a child's face with outmost maternal love, all this while the child stares at her emotionlessly, the camera shooting both of them from a comfortable, zoom-in distance, Georgia then snaps her finger again, wherein the children then turns towards the LED screen and walks towards it in unison, almost as if they're in some kind of military march, afterwards, the stage slowly darkens, with the classroom setting gone, replaced by an empty, somewhat gloom stage where Georgia is standing now, soon after, Georgia sings some kind of wordless lullaby, singing with difficult-to-understand articulation and heavy accent that made the audience confused whether it's an actual part of the song, or some kind of improvisation done by her, and afterwards, the light begins to dim slowly, and slowly than ever, before the stage is now awash with deep, haunting black, with only Georgia's body silhouette being seen by the audience.
Ketika ada (When there is)
Harapan yang membawa (A hope that comes along)
Secercah cahaya surga (Carrying a glimmer of light)
Akan menjadi kerugian bagiku (Will be the greatest loss for me)


As the song ends, Georgia then bows, and shouted "THANK YOU MALTA COMINO GOZO! THANK YOU WORLD!" much to elation by the audience, whether they're glad the 4-minutes unease that they felt is over, or simply because they want to hear such a magnificent piece of art again, later on, she then walks backstage, in preparation for the next performance.
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Postby Elejamie » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:01 am

20- Elejamie

Lucía Beltrán (feat. Lisa Park and Her Gang) - Wish


Tune: Miki Matsubara - Wash

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Lucía Beltrán, performing live at the 2019 Festival Casals classical music festival.

Lucía Annalisa Beltrán Villanueva was born in Playa de Rocas, NUPA, on 29th March, 1988. Her father, Germán Beltrán (1952-2020), was a Hispano-Elejamian electrical engineer who worked on a number of projects including the 1990 revamp of the streetlights in the Centro Histórico district, whereas her mother Yasmenia Villanueva was a university student from the Achaean Republic at the time and 13 years his junior. When she was five years old, her family moved over to San Capriaco, a twenty-minute commute to the Achaean capital in the District of Muñíz due to Germán receiving a contract to work there but ended up liking the country so much he decided to stay behind and work on other projects there. While he would spend most of his time in and around the capital, he would occasionally do work in other parts of the country such as Corola and Candelaria. Although he was shot in a robbery gone wrong in 1999 (he wasn’t even the intended target or a look-alike, he just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, he accidentally startled the would-be robber and ended up getting hit in the leg), he would still recover just in time to help put the finishing touches of Corola’s Millennial light show celebration. He and his family would remain in the country for two more years before receiving another job offer in late August 2001 that saw him return home.

However, she wasn't interested in following in her father's footsteps as an engineer but rather she was interested in his jazz records. From instrumentalists like Tony Hallion and Juan Pablo "J.P." Acuña to singers like Harley Nathans and Eduardo Santacruz to even a few local legends like Gabriel "Gabo" Sánchez, Francisco Calderón and Elvin P (who is essentially the Achaean Kenny G), she would fervently listen to those records and, in one instance, played one so much she had to buy a new copy (albeit with great difficulty) because it had been worn out from being overplayed. Eventually she decided that she wanted to become a jazz musician when she got older. Though she was either nothing special or totally hopeless with an instrument, she actually showed a bit of promise as a singer. However, she wouldn’t join any glee clubs or choirs or anything like that but instead she taught herself how to sing better thanks to audio guides she bought and, by the time she finished her first few performances at a local jazz club she had already built up quite a bit of buzz.

Although her family was fairly low-middle class, she still scraped together her own money doing odd jobs to get some recording time. Eventually, when she was able to do so, she ended up recording a few demos, all of them covers: Tu vaz a mi cabesa (You Go To My Head), Aguas de marzo (Waters of March) but, most importantly, the Elejamian jazz standard Dios te ama (tal como eres) (God loves you (Just the way you are)), which ended up being one of her best known songs. They managed to attract the attention of she was eventually signed to one on her 19th birthday, with her debut album, which also consisted of covers, coming out three months later (which included a re-recording of Dios te ama).

While generally unknown amongst the general populace and it received mixed to positive reviews from critics, it still received a bit of love from fans. There wasn’t any touring in support of the album and, over the next couple of years, she would provide backing vocals or even harmonies for other musicians. During that time, she began to write her own songs and, after eventually convincing her label to allow some of her own compositions, she then got to work on her second album Hipermercardo (Hypermarket). Again, it didn’t do super well but it received more positive reviews from critics, who enjoyed the fact that she was able to do her own work. After the release of the album, she decided to take a break from music, though she didn’t state exactly what she did in the meantime.

Unbeknownst to everyone, the album did end up getting one well-known fan: Elvin P. He was impressed enough by her vocal abilities to get into contact with her and ask her if she wanted to do a couple of songs for his new album Voces (Voices), where a saxophonist primarily known for his instrumental work collaborated with a whole bunch of singers. Naturally, she was interested and ended up performing lead vocals on two songs: Noche lluviosa (Rainy Night) and Números telefónicos (Telephone Numbers), as well as providing harmonies on the song Verano (Summer). This ended up exposing her to a wider audience and even saw her get picked up by a subsidiary label. Spurred on by this, as well as a bigger budget, she would then get to work on her third album, which would see release six weeks after her 23rd birthday.

Entitled Vudú, it ended up being the album that shot her into the limelight. With a bigger budget, she was able to pull out all the stops and get what she felt was a much better sound to her recordings. Furthermore, not only did it receive rave reviews but, due to it receiving better promotion, it would also receive a good amount of sales, even going as far as placing her on the albums charts in quite a few countries (including her home one, where she peaked at #33) There wasn’t a tour in support of the album per se, though she did do some concerts, a couple of TV performances and even had a spot at the Ron Cerveza Jazz Fest which would later become her first live album, En vivo en RCJF (Live at the RCJF), which also sold decently and got a good amount of reviews.

A few years later, she would release three albums in three years. The first, Pulpo (Octopus), was released in 2014 to decent reviews and sales, as well as the title track being used in the soundtrack for the film Los muertos pueden hablar (more commonly known by its English language title The Dead Can Speak) which opened her up to more fans. The second, Pulga (Flea), was released the following year to more of the same, although some critics noted that it wasn’t offering anything new to the table. The third and final album, called Mouthwash (despite the English title, all the songs on the album entirely in Spanish), did see her experiment with bossa nova and funk and, while it did sell well, it did receive some mixed reviews, praising how she’s willing to branch out but a few pointing out how jarring some of the music is. Though she didn’t tour in support of these albums she would still do a number of concerts, including another performance at the Ron Cerveza Jazz Fest and headlining the 24 Hours of Jazz @ Newford in Newford, ESEL. For the next three years she would end up going on a hiatus due to family matters and the birth of her first son Gabriel, though a greatest hits album entitled ¿Han pasado diez años? (Has it been ten years?) was released during this time.

She would make a welcome return to music in February 2020 when she announced that she would release not one, not two but three albums that year. The first, a collaboration with the jazz group Plymouth, was released at the end of the month to good reviews; plans to go on tour with them the following year had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic (that would ultimately claim the life of her father and leave her mother in hospital with some damage). The second was a solo album, Rayo, which not only saw her mix some pop into her style but is also the album that this song is on, albeit under its original title Pide un deseo. And the third was also her first English-language album, unimaginatively titled This Will Be My Only Album in English; it was also a greatest hits album, although Wish managed to worm its way onto the album, but the main difference is that all of the songs were English language translations of some of her songs, co-written with her sister-in-law Grace Morgan.

More unrelated facts in an attempt to get more of an RP bonus. Although she is a devout Catholic, even going as far as to pray before each and every performance, she has mentioned a number of times she has an interest in voodoo, even going as far as naming her third album the Spanish word for it. She’s quite an avid football/soccer fan as she’s often seen out and about in various jerseys for different teams (and has done interviews in them) but the cover of ¿Han pasado diez años? is a mockup of the CF Playa de Rocas crest. Although she is fluent in English, she prefers to speak and sing in Spanish due to it being her first language. And while she is presumably eligible for joint Achaean citizenship through her mother, she remains fully Elejamian.


The last contest saw Elejamie bring back its short-lived ElejamieVision national final show to decide who would be representing the nation at the 84th Worldvision Contest in Milano, Besen. Though there were plenty of changes, such as the introduction of international jury voting and five songs in the final instead of three, the show itself was still a smash hit. After a hard-fought final which saw the lead change repeatedly not just in the domestic televote section but also with the international juries, the winner turned out to be boxer-turned-musician Dave Jones, whose song In The End received 109 points in total, just five ahead of second place. A rocky ballad about dealing with changes, it not only saw him joined by a couple of local musicians providing drums and saxophone but also two thirds of Second Choice, who had previously represented Elejamie at the contest.

Although there were one or two fears from overly paranoid people that the song would tank, especially when compared to the more modern-sounding entries that contest, it still turned out to be a hit. While it didn’t rack up a huge amount of points or even got a whole lot of love from everyone, it still managed to finish in tenth place with the juries with 86 points, including two sets of twelve points from Mister X and Nahlcomo and a decent amount of points from Malta Comino Gozo (the eventual winner), Main Nation Ministry and Normandy and Picardy. The voting public, however, was much more forgiving as the song finished third in the televote with a combined score of 93 points. Overall, this resulted in a 7th place finish with 161 points, beating out the likes of Britonisea, Ertzei Kishim and North Alezia, nations who would’ve placed ahead had there been only one set of points given out.

As previously mentioned, they announced at the end of the ElejamieVision final that, instead of going to the World Hit Festival like so many entries in other NFs that meet the same fate (though it's simply because Elejamie doesn't participate in said contest), the second placed entry will instead participate in the following contest as a consolation prize. As a result of this, the nation will be represented in Valletta, Malta Comino Gozo by Lucía Beltrán and her song Wish. Despite a sluggish start, the song was a smash with the international juries, racking up three sets of 5s from Beepee, Besen and the Achaean Republic, along with 4s from Ertzei Kishim, Polkopia, Izmedu and Kalosia. However, the Ethanian jury gave the song only one point, which saw it tie with In The End, and the aforementioned 4 from the Kalosian jury ended up breaking it in ITE's favour,. It still received some love from the domestic televoters but not enough to see it regain the lead it had earlier in the night. Still, 38 points with the international juries and 66 points in the domestic televote meaning a grand total of 104 points isn’t that bad.

In a brief interview she gave before jetting off to Valletta for her mandatory week-long quarantine before getting ready for the contest, Lucía gave a quick explanation on what the song was about. «It's simply about the power of wishes and what they can do. Sure it might seem like a silly little song but these days we tend to hear a lot about how many people have died in this pandemic, how many are sick in this place, what had to be cancelled or postponed, all that stuff. It hurts especially for me, as I lost my dad to it. But I just wanted to make something positive to take our minds off of it. We all need some positivity in these dark times.»

She then continued, giving a bit of history of the song itself: «I actually came up with the lyrics first and then the tune, a complete 180 of how I normally do it. But it took me a couple of days to figure out how I wanted the song to go. Fortunately, I was asked to go on a 24-hour charity livestream concert Los Reyes Magos were doing, I told them I had this song, gave them a rough idea of how I wanted it to go and they improvised a tune around it. I loved the end result so much I asked them if they could write it down so I could record it! Though I only submitted the English language version because I felt it would do better, I'd rather perform the original Spanish version any day of the week.»

Upon arriving in Valletta, she and her entourage had to do her mandatory week-long quarantine, per not only the instructions of ETV but also the Elejamian government. While a number of other countries had to also quarantine themselves depending on the severity of the virus in their country, they technically didn’t have to do it as they were all coming from a Level One country but they still had to do it. Fortunately, they had all arrived a week earlier than planned so they wouldn’t miss out on any sight-seeing, something that was also done by Dave Owens when he made the trip to Besen and, indeed, something practiced by other people from the same nation when they head off abroad. As a result, they didn’t really miss out on a whole lot once they were allowed to leave. They were still able to take in the beautiful sights and sounds of the city, thanks to a private open-top bus tour. From St. Mark’s Cathedral to Old Town and its famous walls, there was plenty to see and do. Lucía even took selfies and did autographs with fans, whether they got into her through her entry or if they had already listened to her work before.

Malta Comino Gozo were lauded for their efforts in containing the coronavirus pandemic. With only 49 cases nationwide, all of which were localised, contained and without any deaths, it was a miraculous situation that led to them pulling the stops out to try and prevent any further outbreaks. Furthermore, Elejamie’s efforts to try and contain the virus are going fairly smoothly as well. The island of Bruirn has been COVID-free for the past 14 days, patches of Rosetta haven’t seen any new cases for over a week, there have been only 7 total deaths nationwide since the last contest (bringing the death toll up to 441) along with a good string of recoveries and a small number of restrictions have either been taken down or loosened up. Regardless, with 1,693 active cases out of a total of 9,448 and trace amounts of new cases still popping up, the government announced that they won’t take any chances and, as such rules and guidelines regarding social distancing, hygiene and masks will be in place until some point in 2022, regardless of whether or not the virus is contained before then.

Much like Dave Owens before her, Lucía will be joined by some very special guests when she performs on stage. In this case, it'll be Lisa Park and Her Gang, a jazz ensemble that as of 2017 consists of the titular Lisa Park (lead vocals, saxophone), Donald Fairchild (drums), Marcos "Marko" Casablancas (guitar), Carlos Palomino (double bass, electric bass), Charlie Modesti (piano, keyboards), and Lisa's cousin Sumi Park and Emi Taemonor (both backing vocals); "Smooth" Édgar Vegas (trumpet) is still listed as a member despite his death in 2009 and the band hiring guest trumpeters since. This wasn't a coincidence, primarily because the ElejamieVision NF show had to be placed in a bubble and thus entrants who weren't performing had to help out with the other entries. As a result, the Gang had to be the backing band for Lucía when she had to perform her song, though Charlie was unable to make it after he had accidentally broken his foot after dropping something heavy on it a few weeks prior; as a result, eventual winner Dave Owens had to step in and play piano.

While Lucía and her backing band were drawn a bit earlier than Dave was in Milano, they were still quite late into the program as they were performing as #20. Fortunately there was no discussion on what to do during their Parade of Nations bit, as they just wanted to be simple and polite. When it was their turn to be called up, they instead went out and waved to the crowd. When they spoke, it was simply the words for Hello in each of the three languages of Elejamie: “Hello” (English), “Hola” (Spanish) and “Halo” (Iyilim). There was also a bit of waving, not just to the audience and the people back home but also waving their flag, and even a couple of them saying hello to friends and family. Once they did what they needed to do, they then headed backstage and went back to the green room. They had to find ways to fill the time in between now and when it was their time to shine, as well as try and calm their nerves. Hopefully they’re able to do that and hopefully they’ll be able to give a good performance.




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The postcard came to an end and we then cut to a distant shot of the crowd cheering for the act they were about to watch. It also detailed where everyone was. From left to right from the perspective of those watching at home we had Charlie Modesti sitting to the far left behind his piano, the lady herself Lucía Beltrán standing right at the back, drummer Donald Fairchild sitting behind his kit in the middle and back of the stage and saxophonist Lisa Park standing at the front of the stage but a millimetre right enough to not directly be in front of him, both guitarists Marko Casablancas and Carlos Palomino standing together but far enough apart to not hit each other should they get into the groove, and backing vocalists Sumi Park and Emi Taemonor to the far right and at the back, though they could still be seen easily. Everyone was getting ready for the performance, waiting for their cue or were trying to get themselves calm. Marko especially, as the tension was enough to make him want to go outside for a smoke despite him already wearing a nicotine patch. There was no turning back now, though, as the audience's cheers died down and the song began.

In a change to how Elejamian WorldVision entries normally start, there was no dimming or turning off of any lights at the start, though the backing screens were turned off for now. Instead, all the lights were on as we see Donald in the distance hitting a few of his drums before the camera then focuses on an extreme close-up of Marko's hands sliding down the fretboard of his guitar. It wasn't long before we then segued into a shot of everyone on stage playing their instruments while the crowd started to cheer. The backing screens turned on at this point as well, displaying a bright yellow background with pulsating circles of many colours, with the odd square flying by as if it was a shooting star. We then cut to a shot of Marko and Carlos playing their instruments, which also gives the audience an idea of what they're wearing; the former was wearing a white buttoned up shirt, black chinos and black shoes whereas the latter was a lot more informal compared to his bandmates as he was wearing an Ángeles de la Playa de Rocas ice hockey jersey (more accurately a replica #1 jersey for legendary goaltender Antonio "Toni" Cervantes, whose number was retired a couple of months after he did a couple of years ago), a pair of blue jeans and a pair of black and white trainers. We then cut to a medium shot of Lisa walking around the stage while she's playing her saxophone; meanwhile she's wearing a white buttoned-up shirt as well (though Marko's has a shirt pocket whereas Lisa's doesn't) along with a pair of black trousers and a pair of black high heels. Towards the end of all of this, Lucía began to dance her way to the front of the stage and over to the microphone stand, showing off the white dress and white pumps she was wearing, along with the pink lip gloss that adorned her face.

She then took the microphone off of the stand, flung her hair back and started to sing into it. At the same time, the backing screens turned on to reveal a starry night sky with the odd shooting star passing by. Underneath her, it was just a hue of random colours fading from one to the other in a set pattern; first red, then blue, then purple, then pink, then green, so on and so forth. As her verse started, she started to walk around the stage, facing the camera as if she was following it. Once she was standing near Donald’s drumkit, the camera moved around so it could get them both in the shot; this also allowed the viewers at home to get a good look at what Donald was wearing: a white trilby with a black ribbon around it, a white unbuttoned jacket, a black buttoned-up shirt, a pair of white suit trousers and a pair of black dress shoes that could barely be seen unless you were really lucky. From time to time, it would cut over to Marko or Lisa playing their instruments, but it would mostly concentrate on Lucía strutting her stuff on the stage. Once it got to the last line, she leaned back a little bit and stretched her hand out with a cupping gesture before she leaned forward to start the chorus.

When I was only a young girl
My mother used to tell me
About the stars that lived so far away
How they were full of dreams
It got me through all of the darkness
I tried to wish for only good things - It’s my guarantee!
It’s what stopped me from being so heartless


Once the first verse was over, we then cut to a side shot of Charlie (wearing a brown vest, white shirt, white armband that couldn’t be seen clearly unless you noticed it out of the corner of your eye, black trousers and black shoes, along with his usual pair of aviator glasses) mashing his fingers on the keys before we then cut to a shot of Lucía, smiling and walking along as she sang the chorus. She moved her left shoulder forward and right one back as she said the first word, switching it around for the second before going back and forth between the two depending on which syllable she was singing. It would be something she would do whenever she sang those words. When it came to the next line, she stood still and slowly waved her left hand in time with the music, another thing she would regularly do when she sang the chorus. Whenever it got to the bits in brackets, we would usually cut over to Emi and Sumi providing backing vocals. They were both dressed in red sleeveless frilly midi dresses, as well as red high heel shoes that were only shown in distant shots. On the third line, she looked directly into the camera and smiled, dancing a little bit as she sang. Once the process started again and we now got to the last line, she shuffled along before stopping in her tracks and leaning backwards. Also, during the chorus, the lights were flashing a second slower than they already were during the verses.

Wish, wish, baby
On a star (on a star, star)
And you might get what you desire
Oh, wish, wish, baby
On a star (on a star!)
And you might get what you’ve admired


And then we move straight on to the bridge. The lights dimmed a little bit and the camera centred on Lucía. She hunched over a little bit as the camera slowly zoomed in closer, almost as if she was about to speak directly into it. Towards the end of the first line, she closed her eyes and stuck out her free hand, which she held flat vertically as if she was swearing on something. Then when it got to the second line, she opened her eyes, turned the outstretched palm into a fist and gently waved it from side to side as she sang with a smile on her face.

It doesn't matter what you want, dream or do
The power lies with you


In the small break in between the first bridge and the second verse, Lucía did a bit of dancing before she started to walk over to the front of the stage. It was at that point that the lights went back to being as bright as they were earlier. In the middle of the first line, she instead sat down with her legs hanging off the edge of the stage. Not really the best thing to do, especially with a number of fans trying to get at her legs, but she still made it work.

And even as I grew older
Her advice managed to stay with me
You may think it’s pointless and insane
But it’s not that hard to see
What we can do if we get along
And make a ton of wishes - You can try it!
Let’s stop all the fighting, how about we all sing along?


As we then get ready for the chorus again, we then cut to Charlie mashing his fingers against the keys and then we segue to the chorus. Once we get there, we get the same things that happened as last time. Lucía shuffling along when she’s singing the first and fourth lines, Lucía slowly waving her hand around on the second and fourth lines. We didn’t really see what she did during the third line as the camera was centred on Lisa playing her sax but, on the sixth line Lucía stuck her hand back and reached out as if she was trying to grab something behind her.

Oh, wish, wish, baby
On a star (on a star, star)
And you might get what you desire
Wish, wish, baby
On a star (on a star!)
And you might get what you’ve admired


And then we move straight on to the bridge again. The lights dimmed a little bit and the camera centred on Lucía. She hunched over a little bit as the camera slowly zoomed in closer, almost as if she was about to speak directly into it. Towards the end of the first line, she closed her eyes and stuck out her free hand, which she held flat vertically as if she was swearing on something. Then when it got to the second line, she opened her eyes, turned the outstretched palm into a fist and gently waved it from side to side as she sang with a smile on her face. Yes, this may have been copy-pasted from earlier but, since nothing new had happened (not even any differing camera angles from the first time), it didn’t really warrant some new writing.

It doesn't matter what you want, dream or do
The power lies with you


Things started to mellow out a little bit as we then cut to a brief shot of Lisa playing her saxophone in between shots of Carlos playing bass. We then cut to another shot, this time a pan of Lucía walking across the front of the stage, from left to right. At some point while she was doing this, she did a little bit of scat-singing: "Ya-ba-do-ba-do-bop, ski-ba-do-ba-do-bop." We then cut back to Marko strumming his guitar with the lights above him flashing an assortment of colours before the camera slowly pans back over to Lucía, who jumped in the air a little bit with the music. Once the verse started, the camera slowly zoomed out. It also made the odd cut to her backing band playing their instruments. But it mainly centred around her walking along the stage, interacting with her bandmates, maybe even some non-contact interactions with an audience member or two. All while she kept singing her song. Towards the second half of the penultimate line, she shook her head, before closing her eyes and sticking her arm out for the segue to the chorus.


Sometimes you feel the world is against you
Sometimes you feel like everything is hopeless
Sometimes you feel like you could disappear
And no one would notice
But there is someone you can talk to
You can tell them all your hopes and dreams - And they'll listen!
And then they will try and make them come true


Once again, we get Charlie mashing his fingers on the keys, as if he was aggressively typing out a message on a typewriter, before we then segue to the chorus. Same as always, we have Lucía shuffling along on the first and fourth lines before we then get the slow wave for the second and fifth lines. For the third line, she stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Marko (or as much as she can, as he’s 6’2” and she’s 5’1”) and leaned on him a little bit; fortunately it was during a bit where he didn’t need to play guitar as much so she didn’t interfere with anything. For the start of the fourth line, she leaned forward and closed her eyes before she stood up straight and did her shuffle as she usually did. For the sixth line, she made a swinging motion with her free hand, as if she was drawing a U-shape with her fist at a medium speed.

Oh, wish, wish, baby
On a star (on a star, star)
And you might get what you desire
I just want you to wish, wish, baby
On a star (on a star!)
And you might get what you’ve admired


I’m not going to copy and paste again what I wrote the last two times I wrote about the bridge, as it still works the same way. However, there was a slight difference. For the second line of the bridge, she slowly nodded as she sang it. She also closed her eyes towards the bridge and stuck her hand out but, instead of putting it into a fist she instead pointed towards the audience. She also smiled during this, a confident and easy smile to boot, just because it’s how she felt the song was going.

And it doesn't matter what you want, dream or do
The power lies with you


And then we came to the end of the song. Fortunately, unlike last time, there was a definite end to the song instead of them trying to cobble together something because the studio version fades out. So instead we get a variation of shots of the band playing their instruments (and clearly having a fun time doing so) and Lucía herself dancing around on stage. In the second-to-last shot, we then see Donald repeatedly bang his drums like he was about to do a drum solo before he hit his stick against one of his cymbals not once but twice. Once he hit the cymbal the second time, the lights started to dim. While that was going on, we then cut to a medium shot of Lucía tilting her head down and raising her arm up while, in the background, Lisa lifted her sax up to play one last note.

The audience started to burst into a round of applause immediately at that point, which carried on when the lights came back on. We then cut to a shot of the crowd applauding, the odd fan waving a scarf or sign, even if it was to support one of the other acts, before we then return to the stage. There, everyone was either coming out from behind their instruments or were putting them down safely. They then stood in a line and bowed and waved, with Lucía putting her microphone back onto the stand so she could speak into it. "¡Gracias, La Valeta!" She said into it, taking a quick break to blow some kisses to the crowd before she carried on speaking. "¡Te quiero, te quiero mucho!" She gave one last wave to the crowd before she finished speaking to them. "Buenas noches." At that point the band left the stage, a couple of them carrying their instruments and let the stagehands come in to clear everything else up so the next act could get ready.

Muchas gracias to Achaean Republic for not only being cool with my artist being partially from his nation but also helping me out with a few things with her backstory. Also my "Welcome"s are usually put into my commentary but, just to be safe, it's "Welcome" (English), "Bienvenido/Bienvenida/Bienvenidos" (Spanish, though I imagine the latter would be used here as it's the plural) and "Yalcom" (Iyilim).
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