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Worldvision Song Contest 96|Valletta, Malta Comino Gozo|IC

Postby Malta Comino Gozo » Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:11 pm

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Welcome back to Valletta the cultural beating heart of Malta Comino Gozo the tiny but powerful capital of this tiny nation. Sit back and wander through the Valletta old town with hidden gems on every street. Boasting historical buildings, 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 this great city, a life of luxury, from its marina's sandy beaches, to the MCG Mall and Casino, Valletta Clock tower, and the Valletta Yacht Club and the breathtaking seafront district on Victoria Street.
Valletta captures every aspect of Malta Comino Gozoan life, from its quaint family run shops to its highrise glass skyscrapers an infusion of old and new coming together. It has a sense of tranquillity but also a sense of heart and soul with its bustling nightlife culture and cuisine.


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The MCGBC countdown starts, with an instrumental, of the last Malta Comino Gozoan entry, Pessimistic Reflections and their song Desperate Wilderness. We count down from 12-0 before every countries name that is taking part flashes briefly on our screens to dramatic countdown music before each of their respective pins appears on the screen.

Opening Video


A view of the globe from space fills the screen amongst a sea of stars as it grows bigger until we are central with the planet. The Earth look so colourful and bright. A hazy outline of Malta Comino Gozo appears centre screen. The earth spins smoothly until we are hovering directly over our host city, Valletta, which is pinpointed on the Earth. We begin our descent downwards through the layers of the atmosphere as it deepens through an ombre of blues, more detail of mountains and the seas appearing as we approach our host nation. "FLASH" A view of our host city at sunrise. The orange-gold stretches far and wide, the colour of fire hearths and tangerines fill the sky. The coralline limestone buildings glow in the suns warmth as the views pans along. The city is asleep but will eventually burst into life. "DAYTIME" A different view but of the same skyline as the sun has now risen over the beautiful sun kissed coastal city. Two lonely boats sail into the bay. "BREEZE" Two Malta Comino Gozo It's our flag. To the Malta Comino Gozoan's it will always mean home. It is a rectangle of cotton and dye that we are proud to stand behind, the old pattern that means we are strong and true. In the gusting wind, it moves like it should, like the classic shots from the movies - rippling, almost in slow motion. It must be new though, the colours aren't sun-bleached, they're bright and the fabric isn't frayed around the edges.

"NATURE" The view now of the wild untamed part of the Grand Harbour the hills in the distance, the Grand Harbour, the biggest natural harbour in the archipelago. It's a natural barrier from the rest of the sea makes it a perfect place for the countries shipping ports The Sciberras (Xiberras) peninsula is densely forested and provides a home to many of the countries wildlife. The turquoise sea washes up against the coral and sandy beach."BUSY" The camera hurtles above the streets of Valletta's Old Town its labyrinth of streets snake out below, they are old, cluttered and hectic and yet, charming. The city walls, old rustic houses and Churches in our field of vision. "ROYALTY" The Royal Palace, the seat of monarchies for centuries stands proud against a sunny sky as people go about their business."FED EX" We cut to a view of a pumped audience, jumping, cheering, lights flashing from a previous MCG contest. White spotlights glide gracefully above the heads of the audience.

The spotlight swipes the screen and changes our view! "WELCOME" A quaint little welcome sign hangs from an old Malta Comino Gozo shop, welcoming all delegations to the country. "AFFLUENT" The camera changes to a timelapse. The bright sun illuminated all the coastal buildings of Valletta's marina and seafront. Yachts appear to shiver in the harbour dancing in the sea. Traffic rushes by the modern glass windows of offices."URBAN SPRAWL" Buildings spread as far as the eye can see, satellite dishes, solar panels and antennae dot every roof of this crowded island. "STILL" The Citadel in Cittadella Gozo, stands proudly above the surrounding countryside. The exposed hard layer of coralline limestone karst is almost devoid of soil, its thin layer of organic cover washed into the sea ages ago once the trees which originally bound it to the land were cut. This landscape is far from dead, however, supporting rich and aromatic Mediterranean garigue vegetation such as thyme, heather, asphodel and sea squill."CITY" A brief timelapse again this time from the sea, gazing out towards the beautiful skyline of Valletta's seafront. Fluffy clouds dot the warm sky. "VALLETTA" The music fades, Valletta comes back into view. The contest has started...

The video smoothly transitions into another video that opens with some lovely chirping from songbirds, of the spectacular sights of Malta Comino Gozo, from its beautiful coastal cliffs, sandy beaches, and iridescent seas to its historical churches and towns and villages. The music starts to change into something more upbeat, something fitting for a nightclub, as a group of 3 lads raise their pints glasses upwards in cheers before we cut to a cute young lady, making a heart shape with her hands. The cheers of the arena are unmuted and we can audible hear the delighted crowd screaming and applauding as the drums kick in and the music blares out into the FED-EX Arena.
We cut to the crowds with an above audience shot of the entire stage. We start with a cool rap song that smoothly fades into a summer pop song its beat blaring before the rhythm changes to a dance track the crowd cheering again as pyro fountains encompass the sides of the stage and smoke is shot out into the crowd from the ceiling creating a fantastic nightclub atmosphere. The stream fades back into a video of the Malta Comino Gozoan countryside as silhouetted woman pears out from the cliffs across the crystal clear bay. There is a brief shot of a cave opening and the Triton Fountain outside Valletta Old Town, a beautiful quaint church and a view of some of the neolithic ruins that scatter the islands a reminder of the islands long past. There is a shot of a small coastal inlet before we cut back to inside the arena, the tranquil music gains a beat as fog blasts out into the front of the audience again from above. The camera captures all aspects of the crowd jumping and smiling waving their scarves and flags. We end with a massive indoor firework that erupts with golden confetti out from the ceiling above the stage with a bang!



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Phoebe and Musta would be singing the Parade of Nations with their song called Fly Me To The Moon. It is a catchy upbeat song and very fitting for the Parade of Nations! Phoebe comes from Mosatra. She is already an accomplished singer/songwriter, having put her best foot forward time and time again, taking part in several local and international music competitions. Musta is a local singer/rapper from Comino. The stage and sharp sunbeam LED screens bursts into colours and spotlights race around the arena as the two singers enter the stage to huge cheers as they sing the first part of their song for the Parade. The lights become more intense and flash as the beats build. The two singers sing with chemistry and happiness.

A little, a little, a little to the left
And a little, a little, a little to the right, yeah
Ey, ey
Oeh-ey
Aye

I feel you stay, look at me
My world stops now because of you (Uh-huh)
Contagious vibe, you take all my time
That's all I got for you (Ey)
Jitters in my belly, step back
I think about you way too much (Uh-huh)
Always on my mind, I'll never lose you
Yes, the world now stands still because of you

Ooh, you keep me in a trance
My feeling and mind
Completely out of balance ( Yeah )
Ooh, you constantly doubt
Between feeling and mind
Completely out of balance ( Ooh )


The captivated crowd let out a massive cheer as the parade of nations came to an end, and the spotlights repositioned themselves towards the centre of the brightly lit impressive stage. A voiceover boomed out from the speakers.




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VOICEOVER "Ladies and Gentlemen your hosts for this evening!!
Live from Valletta Malta Comino Gozo!"

A quick pyro or 5, erupt from the edges of the stage as our hosts walk from the back of the impressive stage dressed elegantly in a smart navy suit and MCG red blouson dress. They smile and walk hand in hand waving to the 17,800 strong audiences! The camera cuts away from them briefly as we look at the ecstatic cheering crowd waving hundreds of flags from every nation represented today and more!

Tim: "Il-lejla t-tajba Worldvision! Il-lejla t-tajba! Welcome to the 96th WORLDVISION!! My name is Tim Gabe! "
Brooke: "And my name is Brooke Galea!"
(she gives a huge huge cartoon wink to cheers from the audience.)

Brooke: "Once again the Worldvision has travelled to Valletta, the capital city of the beautiful islands of Malta Comino Gozo!"
Tim: "Yes indeed it has! We are honoured to be able to host this prestigious contest for the THIRD time!
(The crowd roars excitedly.) Again we are in the largest arena in the country, the FED-EX ARENA!! Tonight we will see X countries competing to be crowned the 96th winner of the Worldvision Song Contest."
Brooke: "Mhm! What a great crowd! Thank you, everyone!"
Tim: "And now to talk about the voting... actually, let's let this video explain instead haha!"


Voting instructions
The screen cuts away to a video from past Worldvision's from the very earliest back in WV#1 to the latest as past hosts read out the voting instructions for the viewers at home.



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Brooke: "You have the power to decide who will be this years Worldvision winner with 50% of the vote coming from your national jury and the other 50%, the better 50 coming from you, the amazing Worldvision audience. Who will be our next winner after Ertzei Kishim's fantastic win?
Tim: "This time the contest does not have a slogan, instead, we want to focus on the "pin icon". The pin icon in traditional fashion pins all the countries competing here coming together in one place, pinpointed here in Malta Comino Gozo!"

Brooke and Tim: "Right then so, with the rules out the way.. FED EX ARENA ARE YOU READY?!"
Brooke and Tim: "Guys let's give the multiverse an excellent show!!!
LET THE 96th WORLDVISION SONG CONTEST BEGIN!"
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Postby Carrelie » Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:15 pm

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Postby Iqq Northwest Bir Tawil Halaib Triangles » Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:26 pm

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#IQQ


Lil' Cooper Oliver Cameron Kennedy Neil Brendan Andrew Liam Lancaster Smith McDonlingstonshawhamsburyfieldlea-Aldershamptonsvillecourtiania (Lil' COCKNBALLS McDonalds) - "I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE, I WANT TO LOSE”


Tune: Napalm Death - You Suffer


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this is the flag of absolute stupidity xddddddddd





Lil' COCKNBALLS McDonalds epicly walks onto the stage.

LOSE!


After he finishes earblasting the crowd, he throws cement blocks at the audience, killing 3 people and injuring at least 60 people. The crowd can be visibly heard screaming in intense pain, while Lil' COCKNBALLS McDonalds laughs extremely loud into the microphone. He tries to teleport to Alpha Centauri to escape criminal charges, but it was too late! Guards then arrest him and escort him out of the stage, where he was then sent to a volcano to boil in a pit of lava to his ultimate death. Lil' COCKNBALLS McDonalds teleports unharmed back onto the stage, where he starts running at the audience at speeds of 200 km/h. He then starts stabbing people with his substantially pointy ass chin, and manages to kill 23 more people, before the guards use the world's brightest lazer and points it on Lil' COCKNBALLS McDonalds, where he begins to burn up to 69,420ºC, and where he begins to break up into many atoms.
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03|StrayaRoos|#STR|Sajuna-Sharks|

Postby StrayaRoos » Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:39 pm

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#STR
Sajuna-Sharks
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Bon Jovi-Livin on A prayer
so Altos' days of Worldvision are Over and The First STRSong Contest Had Sajuna End up Victorious and She will represent the Nation in Valletta and we will be victorious! (Top 20 is also Fine :) )
Sharks comes from her 4th Studio Album: Creeping Up (On You) which reached Number 1 one the StrayaRoos Music Charts
this is also the first song that has an Decent chance of Getting top 20 (From StrayaRoos)


Sajuna Comes out in an Shark Dress similar to Bjork's Swan one IRL
The Song

Once upon a time not so long ago
A shark was Harpooned
and It bit someone
Then it was Shot

Then The Screen Lights up an gives the Arena an Undersea feel
And that Angered the Sharks livin in the sea
(oh,Oh Livin in the sea)


then the Boats took the fish away

The Lights then Become So bright they Eclipse Elejamie's Later in the night
And that Angered the Sharks livin in the sea
(oh,oh Livin in the sea)


Then came the oil which took out 2 or 3


And that Angered the Sharks livin in the sea
(oh,oh Livin in the sea)

After that Sajuna does the 3 finger symbol from the Hunger Games in respect to the Dead after Iqq Northwest Habib Triangles performance


Also starting from WV97 The Preliminary Rounds of The STRSong Contest will be branded as the..
ImageRooVision Song Contest
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96:TBC/28 TBCpts

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Postby Izmedu » Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:48 pm

04 Izmedu #IZM
Letenje & Kara - Your Heart (Tune: Illenium and Emma Grace - Brave Soul)
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Postby Polkopia » Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:58 pm

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Last November,
Underneath a clouded sky,
Remember?
How the seaguls drifted by
And gloomy
Was the word you used that day.

But in November,
Wildflowers shrank away
And sunlight
Was replaced by shades of gray
In silence
Gazing out across the bay...

If you could have it your way, you'd let it rain all day
You never captured the rays the sun brought you today...

Chasing embers,
Smoldering your perfect world.
It's burning
Straight through your fragile soul.
Oh baby,
I won't let the fire burn you.

And all the splendor
The fame, and fortune, all my love
Together,
Will never, ever be enough
To heal you
From your own worst enemy

If you could have it your way, you'd let it rain all day
You never captured the rays the sun brought you today...

Last November,
We were there together
Fighting all your demons, one at a time

Here we are,
Never close, never far
In the hottest fires, you shone through

Ohhh, last November,
Broken, battered from it all
However,
We won the fight but lost the war.
We never,
Thought to see it 'til the end, oh...

In December,
Love was never meant to win.
I'll miss you,
For as long as I shall live
Oh baby,
Underneath the clouded sky...
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SBC Worldvision 96 Commentary

Postby StrayaRoos » Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:41 pm

The Commentators Matt Jak (Volleyball) and Al Jak (F1)

Carrelie:TBC

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AJ:This is A disaster waiting to happen
MJ:nah
Lil' Cocknballs Mcdonalds Kills 10 and is taken off the stage
AJ:Told You so

StrayaRoos

Izmedu

Polkopia

Aenglide
AJ:Decent Song,but needs work
MJ:yeah

Kalosia

Nightom
MJ:this is Below Average for Worldvision don't think it'll get Top 20
AJ:Agreed

Scotatrova

Placely Placington

Wainsor

Adab

Zamboodle
MJ:So they last participated in Worldvision 93 with 'Zamboodle Anime opening' and an Failed host bid Under the slogan 'you thought we were gone but we were just partying with your mom'
AJ:even the title sounds weird
Both Hosts request an ad break and Crack up
MJ:This won't win

Pemecutan
MJ:Like it but don't understand it
AJ:Same

Beepee
MJ:Beepee are 1st in my top 3 of the night and then there's us and Zamboodle
AJ:This song has An Qui* Feel to it
*Qui was our WV95 and WHF62 Representative

Belgaam

Elejamie
MJ:Jeez this can finish top without any Problems
AJ:Not really
MJ:It's an good Song though!
AJ:I'm not saying anything Positive as ETV1's Commentary has Ruined our hopes In 2 straight Contests*
*got nothing against you Elejamie,purely IC Comment

Alezian Union

Ertzei Kishim
MJ:The Defending Champs are making an Great return
AJ:Yeah,But the Song I cannot understand

StrayaRoos Barrier Islands
MJ:Our Colony Has selected an Selfharm Song
AJ:Yes

Crustyland
MJ:The Name seems to come out of that Cartoon about an Sponge (I'm referring to Spongebob if you've been livin under an rock for 20-something years)
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95:26/29 26pts
96:TBC/28 TBCpts

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07. Aenglide #AED

Postby Aenglide » Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:08 pm

07. Aenglide
#AED

Delia Kísjvor - "You Don't Love Me"

Tune: Iryna Fedyshyn - Там де ти
Language: English
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Background




Delia Kísjvor is a pop musician born and raised in Keterig, Aenglide. Like many of the previous representatives for Aenglide, Delia has had a childhood surrounded by music. Her father was in an old classical jazz band that he had started with his friends in his high school, who had themselves performed in front of small audiences. Delia began to sing when she was six years old and has moved through primary school and high school with lots of vocal training and music classes. Delia has also learned how to play the guitar, piano and violin through her musical education.
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By the early age of fifteen, she had entered the third edition of Aenglide’s Got Talent and had ended up in the runner’s up position. This early success has since led her to become one of Aenglide’s popular musicians, and still continues to produce music to this day, with signed contracts by few record label companies based in Aenglide.

This year, Delia has celebrated a #3 top position this year with her single “Éná Élsk” (“Into Love”), the highest she has ever placed on Ænglidvékljkǽrten (The Aenglish Weekly Charts). Since she began her singing career, some previous songs of hers had consistently made itself onto the charts, but never in such a high position like #3. The song "You Don't Love Me", is a song from her 6th studio album "Ambitious Creation". Since her popularity and fame has risen up with the Aenglish charts, the Aenglish jury has been able to recognise her works, and this is how she was called up to represent Aenglide in the 96th edition of Worldvision in beautiful Valletta, Malta Comino Gozo!



Welcome to Valletta, Malta Comino Gozo




A week is before the night of the contest itself, and Delia arrives in Malta Comino Gozo. She is immediately fascinated with the culture and the beautiful landscape that Valletta and all of Malta Comino Gozo has to offer. However, it is not long until the sun fades away into the horizon so she must head to the place where she is staying, which is a hotel within Valletta.

The sun rises in the morning of the next day, and Delia plans a lot of things to go sightseeing around during her stay in Malta Comino Gozo. Around the middle of the morning, she takes a brief walk around Valletta. She walks around the city walls that surround Valletta, and visits the Malta Comino Gozo government buildings, to the many gardens of Valletta. She grabs a coffee from a local café and takes it out onto the streets of Valletta. Delia is able to snap a few pictures (including selfies) around her stroll around the city, and isn't long before she posts all of them onto every social media platform that she has an account on.

Delia is an avid shopper and is no stranger to visiting many clothing stores within her vicinity that she knows of. Sometimes, she can be found in Aenglide going to different malls and stores - sometimes the people in the stores recognise her immediately and ask her for either a picture or her signature. As Delia has become more famous in Aenglide, she has started performing in other countries too, and she has began to have a preference for shopping for clothes in other countries, now that she is able to do so. Marsahick is a new resort and town south of Valletta, and Delia has started of hearing about Marsahick. Marsahick has many boutique shops and many high-end places, which is something that sounds like Delia would visit. At nearly lunch time, Delia uses the great rail service that Malta Comino Gozo has to offer, and within a great amount of time on the trains, she arrives in Marsahick. Delia, who is hungry by this time, enters one of the restaurants in Marsahick and dines in for a bit before having a look around the clothing stores in Marsahick for a good hour or so. By the time she leaves her final store, she is carrying around a purse and a bag full of clothes. Delia was interested at some of the latest designs Marsahick was selling.

By the afternoon, Delia was seen taking around nine photos at this location named Ir-Imjar. It is home to a large cathedral by the name of Mosatra cathedral. Being the largest cathedral in Malta Comino Gozo, this has led it to become one of Malta Comino Gozo's most visited tourist attractions, and Delia is no doubt one of those tourists. Delia normally isn't the type of person to have large interests in history or culture - but the history and culture that she had right in front of her was too good to ignore. She was able to take more photos inside and outside of Mosatra cathedral, and carries on by walking around the seaside town of Ir-Imjar. She takes even more pictures around the seaside views, and even dips her feet into the sea on the beaches there. It started to become late in the day so she returned back after a good day of shopping and visiting attractions.

It was the next day and temperatures were looking good for Malta Comino Gozo. The hot, arid, Mediterranean-type climate was great for someone like Delia, who formerly had allergies due to the colder climates of Aenglide. Delia loved Malta Comino Gozo because of its small size, and that everything to see and do is in within a small proximity! Malta Comino Gozo has many beaches and one of Delia's pastimes when overseas is sunbathing at the beaches. Santa Lucija Bay is the beach that had looked good to her. Delia went at nearly midday to Santa Lucija Bay to do a good hour or so of sunbathing - which was lying down on the beach while simultaneously scrolling through her phone. She went into the sea as well. After doing so, she went back to Valletta, but she made a promise to revisit Santa Lucija Bay, since she had heard about the nightlife there, when restaurants, bars and clubs are open.

For around a bit, she visited more of the gardens and walked around more of the streets around the central city of Valletta. Once the sun started to set below the horizon, she held strong to her promise and found her way back to Santa Lucija Bay. This time, she was there for the nightlife. The partying. Some of the drinking too. She went into a bar, got herself a drink, but was quickly regretting those choices because she remembered that she had a contest to perform at in a few days - and getting fully drunk wasn't the best option - especially when she needed to go for rehearsals and interviews too. She ordered a taxi to pick her up from Santa Lucija Bay to go back to her hotel in Valletta while still being sober, and by the time she got to her hotel room it was nearly midnight.

It was the last available day that Delia had before having to be present within Worldvision rehearsals, staging plans, and countless interviews. Today though, she was going to spend about the entire morning having a great walk around Sunset Nature Reserve. This nature reserve takes up about 1/5 of the main island, and is home to many species of animal. It was a difficult venture around due to the many rock outcrops and wild shrub that is present in the area, but nonetheless, she was able to still spot some rabbits and a Sloth Bear, which is the national animal of Malta Comino Gozo. She found it a little intimidating at first - due to its curved claws, and shaggy hair, but it was a cute animal that she found to be nice. Delia wanted to touch it but remembering the fact that the Sloth Bears attack humans if they think that they are threatening, she did not want to. Delia also saw a lizard but she is not an enjoyer of reptiles or bugs, so she avoided them on her visit.

Her last activity that she wanted to do was rent a car for herself, because she wanted to drive around Malta Comino Gozo's Coastal Road. The Coastal Road takes you around the entire island, which has many outstanding views of the shoreline, hills, and the sea. Delia picked up a small car and enjoyed the drive around Coastal Road. She drove around the town of Tas-Faqqani, through the shade of a tree-lined promenade next to the beach and arrived at Swatar Bay resort. She stopped in Swatar Bay, another resort with many businesses and a great beach. She stopped in a café in Swatar Bay, ordered a takeaway coffee to fix her daily coffee needs, and then drank it while taking in breathtaking views on a stroll on Swatar Bay Beach. After, she hopped back in her car and drove more of the Coastal Road and ended up at the Malta Comino Gozo Channel, which is a channel separating Malta and Gozo, which is only a mile wide in some parts. She drove over the Simmar Bridge, which is a multilevel bridge for both cars and trains spanning across the Channel and looked to both sides down the channel and was again in shock at the unbelievable coastlines, bays, coves, and forests within Malta Comino Gozo. Closer to the end of the day, Delia returned her rental car to the auto dealers, and went back to the hotel room for the night.



Lyrics & Staging




The stage is still without light as the music begins, and an edited background vocal sings "You don't love me". While this opening starts, Delia Kísjvor makes her way to the centre of the stage.

(You don't love me)


The lights reveal where she is standing as soon as the first line begins to be sung by her. It reveals her wearing a white shirt, with a short skirt. She appears to have spent a long time with her eyeliner and makeup, as well. The beat of the tune makes the lights in the arena slightly pulsate.

First it was love then it turned to survival
You came and took my things and now you’re gone
Your actions told you so, yeah
Love's a common mistake that’s no longer fun


Yeah, we started, we started, then we parted
We were in the centre of something beautiful
I was a prisoner in your influence, yeah
Banging my head against a wall


The lights in the arena brighten to a whole maximum, and the screen at the back of arena, which is behind Delia, shows something similar to this being played, but at twice the speed of that video. It is meant to represent someone smashing and dropping their flowers on the floor after ending a bad relationship.

You don’t love me
When I left I never felt so free
You don’t love me
You’re fine, now you’re on your knees
You don’t love me
What must it take to be?
You don’t love me
I’m better than the weather, the weather, the weather, undoubtedly


The lights dim slightly for these two verses, and the background of the flower video is turned into just a blank screen again.

You took advantage of me, then took the lead
It struck you after one night, yeah
You created agony when you were with me
Covering up your crimes in my head


You torn me apart and I was livid
Underlying memories of me and you
I’m still in fear of love, where you left it
I’m trying to forget it and start anew


The video of the flowers, which is meant to be twice to speed of the original clip, plays again, with the lights becoming brighter for the chorus and pulsating to the beat/tune of the song, like the first time.

You don’t love me
When I left I never felt so free
You don’t love me
You’re fine, now you’re on your knees
You don’t love me
What must it take to be?
You don’t love me
I’m better than the weather, the weather, the weather, undoubtedly


While the two edited background vocals sing "You don't love me", Delia smiles at the crowd and starts walking around the stage with the microphone in her hand, which will be kept in her hand when she sings the last chorus. The background with the flowers continues to play during the small interval in the song.

(You don't love me)


(You don't love me)


The final chorus is sung, and Delia makes sure to sing this chorus with the most passion, as it concludes the song. Like the other choruses, the flower background plays, but this time the lights are kept very bright in this chorus, and Delia walks around stage. In approximately the first half of the chorus, she is on the left side of the stage (which would be her right). In around the middle of the chorus, where she sings "You're fine, now you're on your knees", she walks onto the right side of the stage, and smiles at a person in the audience.

You don’t love me
When I left I never felt so free
You don’t love me
You’re fine, now you’re on your knees
You don’t love me
What must it take to be?
You don’t love me
I’m better than the weather, the weather, the weather, undoubtedly


After the "undoubtedly" is sung, Delia has her eyes shut for a brief three seconds in relief that she had completed her performance after numerous rehearsals with lots of trial and error. After she opens her eyes, She lets out a large "TAKÞE!!!!", which is the Aenglic way of saying "Thank You". She waves to the audience and says "Thank you, Valletta!!!"
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A LAND OF FOUR CONLANGS. Aenglic/Ænglik Sprök, Hööra, Uqqurapiata, Kuqaarii/ᑯᖄᕇ !

Standard English: ayn-glide
Aenglic: ayn-glee-da
WV92 - 24/29 - 53pts
WV93 - 18/25 - 83pts
WV94 - 25/29 - 63pts
WV95 - 21/29 - 74pts
(WV95: First 12 points recieved in WorldVision in Jury Votes, from Crustyland)
WV96 - TBA - TBA


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08 | Nightom | Walter Karlsson - Sweet Lies

Postby Nightom » Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:38 pm

#08 NIGHTOM
Walter Karlsson - "Sweet Lies"
Tune : James Blunt - "Love Under Pressure"
Music: Zeke Osterike // Lyrics:


TBA

Spiralling into the abyss (there is no way out)
I'm poisoned by your Judas kiss (there is no way out)
Say more sweet lies, I need them to thrive
Under your spell, I am yours forever

TBA

Spiralling into the abyss (there is no way out)
I'm poisoned by your Judas kiss (there is no way out)
Say more sweet lies, I need them to thrive
Under your spell, I am yours forever
Spiralling into the abyss (there is no way out)
I'm poisoned by your Judas kiss (there is no way out)
Say more sweet lies, and my love won't die
Under your spell, I am yours forever

TBA

Spiralling into the abyss (there is no way out)
I'm poisoned by your Judas kiss (there is no way out)
Say more sweet lies, I need them to thrive
Under your spell, I am yours forever
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Postby Scotatrova » Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:45 pm

9. Scotatrova
Susana Taxos
Avantí

Tune: Ava Max - My Head & My Heart
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It hasn’t been long
I think about you all the time ever since then
And then I wonder if it’s a good idea
But I remembered you said to be confident, oh yeah

It’s got to be p-p-perfect or not at all
It’s like I don’t know how
I can’t contain it anymore, it has to be let out now
Avam avantí, tú ía ie xari
Ei la verth, othzeme, lúo emeri, yeah
Retov iunx ai leo mur athór gomego
Avam avantí, comon axo ási


Let’s go forward, you and me baby
It’s the truth, listen to me, you’ll love it, yeah
I was next to him, but now with you
Let’s go forward, just like this


Say it isn’t so
It was smooth as a river’s rushing ebb and flow
The cheeks on my face are as red as my nauton*
Now we’re out of control

It’s got to be p-p-perfect or not at all
It’s like I don’t know how
I can’t contain it anymore, it has to be let out now
Avam avantí, tú ía ie xari
Ei la verth, othzeme, lúo emeri, yeah
Retov iunx ai leo mur athór gomego
Avam avantí, comon axo ási


Let’s go forward, you and me baby
It’s the truth, listen to me, you’ll love it, yeah
I was next to him, but now with you
Let’s go forward, just like this

*Nauton is the Scotatrovian term for "butt"


Here laying under you now
Running out of breath anyhow
Just as I pictured it too
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh
Let’s go again

Avam avantí, tú ía ie xari
Ei la verth, othzeme, lúo emeri, yeah
Retov iunx ai leo mur athór gomego
Avam avantí, comon axo ási


Let’s go forward, you and me baby
It’s the truth, listen to me, you’ll love it, yeah
I was next to him, but now with you
Let’s go forward, just like this
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La Repuvlia eh’Oneix Scotatrofina


Scotatrova in WorldVision
WV72 - 13th
WV73 - 6th
WV74 - 8th
WV75 - 18th
WV76 - 11th
WV77 - 5th
WV78 - 17th
WV81 - 6th
WV82 - 11th
WV83 - 20th
WV84 - 16th
WV85 - 15th
WV86 - 1st
WV88 - 4th
WV89 - 10th
WV90 - 22nd
WV91 - 2nd
WV92 - 15th
WV93 - TBD



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Postby Placely Placington » Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:12 pm

10 - Placely Placington (#PPT)

Television Director - Placely Country Song


Tune: John Trubee - Peace and Love

I come from a place, it's a Placely Place
It's Placely Placington, there's tons of space
All hail Dave McD because he's the best
And he doesn't smoke crack no, no, no


Dave McDaverson wrote this old Placely country song
A good old Placely country song
Dave McD wrote this perfect Placely country song
A Placely country song


Dave McD is the best man to run this Placely place
And if you disagree with him he'll drop pianos on your face
That won't be good, no, no, no


And Placely backed with Placington is a good place
Lead by the best person ever to rule the country
Placely Placington welcomes y'all
But stop calling it "Placey"
Why did Dave write this?


Dave McDaverson wrote this Placely country song
Dave McDaverson wrote this Placely country song
Wrote this Placely country song
Wrote this Placely country song
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Postby Waisnor » Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:14 pm

11

WAISNOR


Katarzyna Bednarek - V etom mire/Tune: Alexia - Pentru tine


Firstly, few word about the singer - Katarzyna is the first Waisnorian representative in Worldvision Song Contest coming from a Polish origin (Waisnor has quite a few of them, since territories of Waisnor were occupied by Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 16th to 18th century, plus a little period from 1918 to 1939 when Waisnorian territories were included in Republic of Poland which I'm not really sure exicted since Carrelie has basically all of Poland).
Katarzyna is also one of the first Polish stars of Waisnorian scene, gaining quite a few fans after releasing her first singles and winning national selection to Worldvision.

Now, let's go to the performance - Katarzyna stood in the center of the stage in a simple white dress, and a thin white line appeared on the stage itself, along which Bednarek began to walk, pretending to balance. Meanwhile, in the background, video of the life of the city appeared in time-lapse, so that it was impossible to distinguish individual faces.

Я даже не знала, что мне
I didn't even know that I

Придётся пройти сквозь эти муки
Have to go through this pain

Я будто застряла на дне
It's like I'm stuck at the bottom

И тщетны все мои потуги
And all my efforts are in vain


After that, the line turned into a sound wave that displayed the song as it was being sung. Also, a rather large circle appeared on the stage, with a diameter of the entire stage, consisting of 6 equal parts, but only one part was visible. They lit up in turn, something like a loading image on a computer.

И сердце моё всё в крови
And my heart is covered in blood

И раны не заживают
And the wounds don't heal

Живу без тепла, без любви
I live without warmth, without love

Боль от меня не отступает
The pain won't leave me


When the chorus began, everything disappeared from the stage and from the background, except for the circle, or rather, one part of it, which, again going clockwise, was gradually approaching Katarzyna. Bednarek remained standing within the shrinking circle. The light was focused on her, but it was not very strong.

В этом мире не могу найти себе место, где скрыться
In this world I can't find a place to hide

От печали, страха, боли, за мечту хочу уцепиться
From sadness, fear, pain, I want to cling to a dream

О радости я молю, отчаянно в мрак кричу
I pray for joy, I scream desperately into the darkness

В этом мире я хочу от своих оков освободиться
In this world I want to free myself from my chains


Repeating "free myself", Katarzyna began to perform a rather energetic dance. The circle disappeared from the scene, and the light became much brighter and scattered over the entire scene, so that everyone can see the singer and watch her preformance in all its glory. In the background, meanwhile, urban scenes began to be shown again. However, this time the faces of individuals could be clearly distinguished.

Не знаю, кто сможет помочь
I don't know who can help

Мне справиться с этим недугом
I can deal with this disease

Хочу я свой тлен превозмочь
I want to overcome my decay

Иду навстречу ливням и вьюгам
I go towards the showers and blizzards


When Bednarek began to sing this verse, the light gradually became less and less bright and again focused on the singer. Now other shots of the city appeared in the background - on them Katarzyna, standing with her back to the camera and the audience, looks at the city, and around her people began to move again in fast motion, while Bednarek herself was at normal speed. However, this was not particularly visible, as she stood, almost not moving.

Но сердце моё всё в крови
But my heart is all in the blood

И раны не заживают
And the wounds don't heal

Ещё без тепла, без любви
Still without warmth, without love

Боль от меня не отступает
The pain won't leave me


While this verse was being played, the people in the background began to walk in slow motion very abruptly. Meanwhile, a square appeared on the stage, in which a grid was drawn, dividing it into several smaller squares, thus creating the outline of a cage from above, and in the center of this square stood Bednarek. Like the circle before the first chorus, the square began to shrink.

В этом мире не могу найти себе место, где скрыться
In this world I can't find a place to hide

От печали, страха, боли, за мечту хочу уцепиться
From sadness, fear, pain, I want to cling to a dream

О радости я молю, отчаянно в мрак кричу
I pray for joy, I scream desperately into the darkness

В этом мире я хочу от своих оков освободиться
In this world I want to free myself from my chains


After the last chorus, Bednarek began to dance an energetic dance again, and in the background both people and Katarzyna began to walk at normal speed, and Bednarek went to the people and seemed to exchange a couple of phrases with one passerby. When Katarzyna's performance ended, she walked to the front of the stage, blew a kiss to the audience and said "Thank you! Greetings from Waisnor! I love you!"
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81 = 18th/34
82 = 22nd/31
83 = 27th/41
84 = 15th/27
85 = 20th/28
86 = 14th/32
87 = 14th/36
88 = 24th/32
89 = 16th/37
90 = 8th/35
91 = 9th/30
92 = 8th/29
93 = 4th/25
94 = 14th/28
95 = 15th/27

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

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Postby Adab » Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:59 pm

12. Adab
Male, 21, Indonesian | Last.fm

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Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
-Muhammad Ali

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Postby Zamboodle » Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:02 pm

13. ZAMBOODLE
DD BUTAE - CHROME BUTT SURGERY


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Time to end the hiatus.

-

Days go by and yo weave just gets thinner!
Your edges are all but snatched!
Don't talk sh*t when your head's so big and shiny!
I could fry an egg on that scalp.


The song begins with Zamboodlese soldiers skating out on futuristic rollerblades thrusting in the air as the beat progressed forward. They dragged a bloodied-up fursona costume across the stage while waving AK-47's in the air. The techno synthesizer kicked in as double-d butay glided in from a chair-lift, with only a chrome bra and skin-tight chrome wrapping around her hips on. When she touched the ground, she began singing. The spotlight immediately shone on her as a panorama of Kumswalo adjoined her. She began to roll in between the groups of soldiers thrusting with AK's, headed towards the front of the stage.

Meanwhile, meanwhile! In my Zamboodle-
We just cured sheet-blood for now---!
Meanwhile, meanwhile! While your face has acne,
I just got chrome butt surgery!


When at the edge of the stage, DD reveals her long acrylic nails, tapping at her gem-studded teeth with them. When she was done flexing, she rolled back to her chair lift, powerfully ending the verse as she was lifted into the air for the instrumental. She rips the wrapping off to reveal a metallic butt a-la-spongebob "iron buns". The crowd oohs and ahhs as the background Zamboodle soldiers parade the empty fursuit on the stage. Chrome robots roll onto stage holding golden AK-47's, and they fire bursts of confetti into the air, sparkling monochrome.

The soldiers intermingle with the robots to form a mosaic resembling the Zamboodlese flag, getting them ready for the next verse.



Supa futar chrome butt sur-joo-ray!

Days go by and yo chest just gets flatter!
Eat some hamburgers already!
But you chose to be vegan and ugly.
Just like someone from Britonisea!


DD glides back down on the opposite end of the stage she was dropped off. Her robots catch her and sing with her in harmony. The soldiers crouch in front of them, forming a human ocean wave effect as the robots cascaded DD to the front of the stage again.

La la lai, lai lai lai la lai la la- you're not as pretty as me---!
While you're out there losing WorldVision,
I just got... chrome butt surgery!


DD then is set down and twerks with her chrome assets on the fursuit, the soldiers wrapping her back in the Zamboodlese flag in a show of pride. She jumps back to a forward position and waves off the crowd in the ending note. As the instrumental plays them off, the militiamen goosestep with the flag and AK's in a parade style, dragging the fursuit away. The robots pick DD up and roller-skate cascade in the opposite direction. All that's left on the stage is a suspicious brown and red stain.
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ÆTV | Bengt Dolá | English Song Commentary

Postby Aenglide » Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:11 pm

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Introduction




Hello! Welcome and thank you for tuning into ÆTV English for the English Song Commentary. My name is Bengt Dolá and you can find more about me by going to my website discountgrahamnorton.com. *AHEM* I meant to say bengtdola.com. If you want to find Aenglic commentary, please tune into ÆTV 1.

Anyways, we have found ourselves tonight in Malta Comino Gozo, in their capital city of Valletta. It's their third time hosting the contest, and as they all say, third time is a lucky charm. Do they actually say that? I'm not sure. Anyway, we're currently looking at the FedEx Forum Arena in Valletta, and my oh my - what a stage this one is. We have our hosts Brooke Galea and Tom Gabe. Brooke Galea has been a representative in Worldvision once, funnily enough. Or really, it isn't that funny. I don't remember why I called it funny.

"LET THE 96th WORLDVISION SONG CONTEST BEGIN!"
The great way to start the show. Although, they should be thankful it's only the 96th contest. The mouthful it's gonna be to say when the 777th edition of Worldvision comes by. If it comes to be, that is. One can only dream.



Songs




1. CARRELIE
TBC


2. IQQ NORTHWEST BIR TAWIL HALAIB TRIANGLES
Well, the name of this country here isn't going to do us any good, is it? Thank heavens almighty they have a shortened name.

...

What in Earth's name was that? He just said "lose." Oh my god, is he throwing concrete onto people? This is messed up. There is absolutely zero way this will get any points. I mean, what can I say? At least he's honest about losing. Sickening and unbelievable however, what the hell was he smoking? Actually - I would take a stab in the dark and say that this would achieve pity points from places like StrayaRoos Barrier Islands.


3. STRAYAROOS
In my fifty-five years of living in this world, I can’t say I’ve heard a song about Sharks, except for baby songs about sharks that my grandson listens to. (He’s referring to Baby Shark) Well, good luck to Sajuna from StrayaRoos.



Well, something terrible has clearly happened down under because that was very morbid, wasn’t it! I love the classic rock feel to it, but you can’t help but question the lyrics, which talks about a dead shark that got harpooned! Poor thing!


4. IZMEDU
TBC


5. POLKOPIA
TBC


6. KALOSIA
TBC


7. AENGLIDE
And its us! Delia Kísjvor’s song “You Don’t Love Me!” We’re hoping for a great night tonight. Some of us have our fingers crossed. Some of us don’t! But regardless, we are still supporting the country.



I would like to admit that pop music isn’t really to my best liking, I’m an old fella, 60s, 70s, 80s, that’s all I really like. But, I do have to say that the song had nice lyrics and is well written, and that says a lot considering I also dislike over-romantic songs. Or well, this one was more of an unromantic song. The fact that I like this may just be my biased self coming in to play though.


8. NIGHTOM
TBC


9. SCOTATROVA
Alright we have Scotatrova and on the stage is Susana Taxes with her song "Avantí".

...

A pretty catchy song I must admit. This is says a lot because I'll remind you - I'm not immersed in the current music age yet. I know, how terribly uncultured I am. Anyway, enough about me going on that and more about me telling Scotatrova that they should have a great end to the night tonight!


10. PLACELY PLACINGTON
Oh great, a song that is named after the country itself. Not that this is a common occurrence but when it is, we know its something terrible.

...

The drugs required to do to be able to write something as awful as that... Not only repetitive but also crack jokes! Awesome.


11. WAISNOR
Alright, we have Waisnor with the song "V etom mire" by... Wow, I don't think I'm going to be able to pronounce that. It's that person that you will now see on screen.

...

Well. Another pop song tonight. Nothing bad about them - I just wonder how many we're gonna have tonight. I think I nearly dozed off near to the end of that performance. Well, you know the drill. Probably gonna do well, even if it isn't my liking.


12. ADAB
TBC


13. ZAMBOODLE
Zamboodle - A country that sounds more like an onomatopoeia than an actual country. With a title named "Chrome Butt Surgery", you're in for a real treat.

...

The tune is upbeat and seems friendly enough... Only to realise that what you're listening to is someone insulting you for having acne and other facial problems, while they've had chrome butt surgery. The staging is on another bloody level. If you like robots with guns, this performance is right in your alley. Worldvision is a bloody interesting show to say the least.


14. PEMECUTAN
Alright this is Pemecutan, with the song "Sisa Hidupku" by Gek Ira.

...

Wow. Outstanding, calm song, and I love how the Pemecutan Malay language sounds. After looking at the translation, the lyrics are great and touching. It makes me think - we should send something in Aenglic again. Preferably the new version.


15. BEEPEE
Alright, Beepee's performance. Was this country named after someone honking their car horn? I'm just curious. This is Justin Annomore's song "After All".

...

Oh my! I am sorry for making fun of you there, Beepee! Lovely lyrics, calming song, great singer. Absolutely splendid! Great job to you.


16. BELGAAM
TBC


17. ELEJAMIE
Alright, this is Elejamie, with the song "I Never Needed You" by Castores!

...

Quite a nice groovy beat. 90s DJ Hip-hop might be a callback to a lot of people. I was catching onto it at first, but then felt slightly repetitve. The lyrics weren't that on point I'd say either - They were basically sentences all revolved around "not wanting to be around you", whoever "you" may be.


18. ALEZIAN UNION
Alright, we now have Merliana. Her song Aime-moi will be representing the Alezian Union.

...

Quite funky, awesome, empowering oriental tune! I can assure that this will be a great placement tonight.


19. ERZTEI KISHIM
Gunas Timur's song "Pulses" is the one to represent Erztei Kishim, our running winners from Yvesia.

...

Quite the similar oriental-style beat to Alezian Union. I would say that this would do well, but the running order with two very similar songs may not help it's situation. I would say that the lyrics, which I have translated into English, have way more meaning than Alezian Union.


20. STRAYAROOS BARRIER ISLANDS
A song named "Ow" by some man with a rock? Interesting. Certainly interesting.

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Did this man just injure himself on stage? And he just experienced pain from it, and that ladies and gentlemen is the entire song? Great! Awesome! Makes my job easier listening to 2-second songs!

21. CRUSTYLAND
Alright this is Crustyland and their entry "Hello, Darling" by Sir Notwalrus and judging from the cover of the song we can make a pretty decent guess as to what this is going to go like.

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Yeah... And you can call me right on that. What the hell was that? I mean it wasn't hard to infer that and apparently seal or walrus noises or whatever is a running joke in Crustyland's music.


22. METRAS
TBC


23. MALTA COMINO GOZO
It is time for the host country, Malta Comino Gozo. We have the band Monsieur Disbelief with their song Encore.

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Quite a nice, chill, vibe type song. I can picture this song being on the radio while driving on Malta Comino Gozo's coastal road. I won't be surprised if they end up changing their name to Monsieur Belief because they should believe that they'll do well!


24. SPIRITUAL REPUBLIC OF CARYTON
TBC


25. ACHAEAN REPUBLIC
Alright, this is the Achaean Republic with Viviana Mercado and her song "Comunión"!
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Wow. The start of this song is what I thought would be a regular ballad type song about church or something yawnable like that - but was I completely wrong when the chorus jumped into action. Good on you Achaean Republic.


26. NORRP
Alright, here is Norrp with two R's. Salena's song "Lips".

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Other than lets just say - the elephant in the room - "Lips lips lips lips lips lips lips lips lips lips lips", I don't think this entry will stand together amongst other entries.


27. VARTUGIA
I'm not saying the full name of this song either because it's lengthy, not on the Iqq Northwest thingy length of long, but still quite long. Anyway. Here this song by a toddler is.

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Good to know that not only a two year old is singing this, but a two year old writ this song. If you have a lyric in your song that is talking about poo, well, the absolute least I can say is that don't expect points. Well, it's Vartugia. Their mission is to decrease in points, not to accumulate them.


28. BRITONISEA
TBC


(Song judgements are completely IC commentary.)
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A LAND OF FOUR CONLANGS. Aenglic/Ænglik Sprök, Hööra, Uqqurapiata, Kuqaarii/ᑯᖄᕇ !

Standard English: ayn-glide
Aenglic: ayn-glee-da
WV92 - 24/29 - 53pts
WV93 - 18/25 - 83pts
WV94 - 25/29 - 63pts
WV95 - 21/29 - 74pts
(WV95: First 12 points recieved in WorldVision in Jury Votes, from Crustyland)
WV96 - TBA - TBA


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Postby Pemecutan » Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:55 am

14/#PCU
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Gek Ira-"Sisa Hidupku"

Title Translation: The Rest of My Life
Language: Pemecutan Malay

Music: Acwin Dwijendra
Lyric: Inka Yunita, Priambudi
Tune: Jess Glynne - Take Me Home


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Gek Ira


Langkah ku selalu tertahan
Bimbang ku tentukan tujuan
Dan kau yang akan selalu putuskan
Apapun yang kau anggap menjadi jawaban

Dan aku hanya kan mampu
Mengikuti maumu
Karna yang kuputuskan
Selalu engkau anggap salah

Sampai kapankah ku akan terus
Bergantung padamu didalam hidupku
Tak bisakah aku berdiri
Diatas kakiku, disisa hidupku
Disisa hidupku (4x)
My steps are always stuck
I'm worried about setting goals
And you will always decide
Whatever you think is the answer

And I can only
Follow your wish
Because what's I decided
You always think wrong

How long will I continue
Depending on you in my life
Can't I stand up
On my feet, for the rest of my life
The rest of my life (4x)


Waktu kan selalu berjalan
Dan kita takkan selalu bisa bersama
Di saat kau semakin menua dan tiada
Siapa lagi yang akan aku gantungkan

Dan aku hanya kan bisa
Tenggelam didalam bimbang
Karna setiap langkahku
Selalu ada dirimu

Sampai kapankah ku akan terus
Dalam bayangmu, jadi bayangmu
Tak bisakah aku berdiri
Diatas kakiku, disisa hidupku
Disisa hidupku (3x)
Time is always running
And we can't always be together
When you're getting old and gone
Who else will I depend on

And I can only
Drowning in worry
'Cause my every step
There's always you

How long will I continue
In your shadow, be your shadow
Can't I stand up
On my feet, for the rest of my life
The rest of my life (3x)


Katamu ku takkan salah jika ku ikuti
Segala yang sudah menjadi rencanamu
Karna benar, kau benar

Dan tak bisakah aku putuskan sendiri
Apa yang akan menjadi masa depanku
Tuk hidupku, hidupku

Tak pernahkah kau berpikir saat kau tiada
Ku akan kehilangan yang jadi pegangan
Dan ku rapuh, ku rapuh
You said I wouldn't be wrong if I followed
Everything that has been your plan
Cause you're right, you're right

And I can't decide for myself
What will be my future
For my life, my life

Don't you ever think when you're gone
I will lose the grip
And I'm fragile, I'm fragile


Sampai kapankah ku akan terus
Bergantung padamu didalam hidupku
Tak bisakah aku berdiri
Diatas kakiku, disisa hidupku
Disisa hidupku (4x)

Disisa hidupku
Sisa hidupku
How long will I continue
Depending on you in my life
Can't I stand up
On my feet, for the rest of my life
The rest of my life (4x)

For the rest of my life
The rest of my life
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Postby Beepee » Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:57 am

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15.
"After All"

Performed by
Justin Annomore

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Tune: Giovanni Zarrella - "L'Amore È"


About The Songwriter

Miriam is 27 years old from the capital of Northern Beepee, Melaleuca. She works part time behind the counter in a small cafe which her mum owns.  In the evenings she performs self penned tracks in small venues around the capital.

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In her spare time, Miriam enjoys swimming in the Huawan River, visiting the suburban markets to try local cuisine and feeding the sulphur crested cockatoos who visit her balcony.

Miriam previously performed "Goodbye" for Northern Beepee at Worldvision 87.  At that contest, held in Peeto, Polkopia, she finished 16th. 

At WorldVision 92 she made history again, becoming the first artist to perform for both Beepee and Northern Beepee, when she presented her song "Reasons".  At that contest, held in Anÿme, Darkmania, Miriam finished in second place behind eventual winner, "Defiant" performed by Cidade de Deus of Nekoni. 

It was with that pedigree in mind that Fanny Golightly, Head of the Beepeean WorldVision Committee, approached Miriam to write a new song for the latest edition of WorldVision.

Miriam says she was Inspired by the likes of Sophie Muret - "Un jour viendra" and Anne-Marie Paquet - "On commencera encore le matin".  Thus giving our little nations entry a more cosmopolitan feel at this WorldVision,   but Miriam insists the heart of the song is very Beepeean. 

Miriam has been playing the song garnering local support. Indeed, she has released her own version of the song which has been rapidly climbing the Beepeean Topplist Charts.

About The Singer

Justin Annomore is a semi-professional surfer and singer from the tiny village of Mensteam. 

From a young age, Justin excelled at the three "s"'s... Sitting, Standing and Smiling.   Indeed his parents believed him to be hugely gifted and enrolled him in the Beepeean Bonnie Baby Awards, where he placed 4th runner up.  His parents were sure he was going to become a professional model, however at his formative teenage years he took to surfing, as a way to impress the boys.

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When they boys didn't necessarily come running, he learned to play the guitar around the campfire on the beach.  Justin now splits his time between songs and the surf.

The song "After All" will be Justin's first professional release and was chosen after Ms Fanny Golightly saw a WhoTube video taken by one of Justin's friends.


After being selected, to represent the little nation that could, Justin has been thrown into a course to become a professional schlager star.  He's been psyched and presented by every professional in the book and, in recent months, Justin has been writing and performing with Kanye Pheelet and the pair are expected to release a joint ep later in the year.   

Justin was thrust into an interview with BONC prior to leaving Beepee for Malta.

BONC: Justin, congratulations on being selected to represent Beepee at Worldvision.  How are you feeling?

JA: I'm super stoked!  It's a honour dude!

BONC: I hear you've never been out of the country.  How excited are you to go to Malta Comino Gozo?

JA:  oh yeah! Totally!  I've been chatting with Claude Bols, 'cause he went there in 85.  It sounds totally sick!

BONC: Has Claude given you any suggestions of what to do, whilst you're there?

JA: He says the wine in Ghallieħa is great. I also heard they have some gnarly waves... so I'm going surfing!

BONC:  How do you rate your chances are you confident of bringing home the title?

JA:  It's not about the winning, it's about the experience dude.. its frothy... life's a journey, not a destination.



Exploring Swatar Bay

As is customary for Beepeeans, Justin arrived early, despite being generally laid back.   

Justin had been excited to visit the little island nation and to sample its pristine waters.

Arriving at Malta Comino Gozo International airport, Justin was  chauffeured to his hotel suite.  The Maltese hosts always make their visitors feel special. 

Indeed, even the Maltese National Air Carrier had allowed Justin to take his surfboard as carry on rather than putting it in the hold.

The drive to Elyad Tower, Marsahick was quick and easy.  Marsahick was shiny and new, it's high rise development  still glistening in the Maltese sun. The huge huge urban plaza and fountain buzzed with young professionals, mixing with WorldVision fans.

Claude Bols had told Justin about Ghallieħa, and whilst Justin was excited about the prospect of wine (what self identifying Beepeean wouldn't be), he was more keen to go to Swatar Bay.

The coastal resort of Swatar Bay had a long sandy beach and some of the best waves in the islands.  And it was just a short trip north of Valletta.  Swatar Bay had all of the watersports that Justin was into to and it had a vibrant night life scene.

On the first morning, he hopped in a cab, surfboard in hand and headed North throigh Valletta and along the coastal route around Saint Lucija Bay, with its  village charm and Latin architecture, along the glistening coast.

Arriving atthe promenade in Swatar Bay, Justin breathed in the fresh ocean air, and looked out over the turquoise sea.  On the beach, a group of young teens were playing beach football, cheering and yelling as they ran amok.

The interwebs had highlighted this area as the best surf in the area.  Today, however, the surf wasn't particularly up.  So he paddled out into the bright blue water. 

As he went out, the water was warm, and he felt comfortable out on the water.  Below him, the beautiful coral reefs so prominent in the northwest of Malta shimmered below him. 

As he duck dived under a wave, he could see exotic clownfish schooling around the coral.  Their bright colours and darting movement made Justin smile.

He stayed out in the water catching the swells.  A small, but enthusiastic, group of local surfers joined him as the morning wore on.  He was impressed with their quality and ability to have fun.  They laughed and joked with him, a testament to the warmth of the Maltese people.

After a few hours he headed back to the beach, and caught some rays.   Before heading into the city to get some food. 

Eating in the shadow of Colonel Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the country, Justin was taken by the relaxed and friendly atmosphere around him.  He felt comfortable in Malta.

As the light faded on the day, the nightlife of Swatar Bay began to ramp up.  He stayed close tot he beach and is wasn't long before some of the locals headed to the beach.  They beckoned Justin over to join them.

They lit a small beach campfire, and passed round Maltese lager.  The group partied playing music through a boom box.  Artists such as 5ive, Aris Mooe and Brooke Galea played.  

As the night wore on the group mellowed.  The campfire flames were kept kindled, and someone brought out a guitar.  Which they passed around.  Singing local songs and ditties in both English and Maltese.  Eventually, the guitar made its way to Justin, who sang a verse and chorus of his WorldVision Song.  The group applauded, and whooped, surprised by Justin's vocal.

As the hours became smaller, Justin finished his bottled lager and picked up his board.  Waved goodbye to his new friends. Hailed a cab on the main drag and headed back to his hotel.  He had had a wonderful first day in Malta, and was now frothy at what was to come.

The Performance

Justin stands nervously onstage awaiting the video postcard to finish.

He's wearing a balck shirt, long royal blue jacket and denim jeans.  Smart and casual.

He stands centre stage.  Looking out over the vast Fed-Ex Forum auditorium.  Fans are waving their flags back and forth, people are filming on their mobile phones.  There's a thrum of excitement.
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  The serious WorldVision fans have painted their faces in the flags of their favourite nations or dressed up like their favourite artists. 

The postcard comes to an end, and Justin  prepares himself.  He stands in a spotlight. The rest of the stage is in darkness.

As the music begins, the programme director starts with a sweeping shot across the front of the stage before settling onto Justin.

He smiles, acknowledging the at home audience, lifts his microphone and begins.

I walk among these rooms
The dark and dusty gloom
Used to be, you and me

Justin begins to amble across the stage passing by strategically place furniture covered in dustsheets, a table, a chair, a floor lamp.  The scene mimics the mood of the lyrics. As he passes by the chair he runs his finger along the back wistfully reminiscing.

The moonlight shining bright
In the corners of my life
Highlights things, I don't want to see

A whift of smoke from the smoke machine lingers around the stage, adding to the sense of memory and history.

My mind returns to then
I wish I had the time, back once again
The things that I would change
The words I would find, to tell you the way I feel
I'd stand and fight or die on my knees

As the chorus begins, the crowd cheers loudly.  Justin smiles, buoyed by the reaction.   He walks to the front of the stage, as he continues...

'Cause after all, is said and is done
And after all, you are still the one
You see
You're everything to me

During the chorus, the director uses uses a panoramic view, sweeping around the stage and framing Justin from behind singing out to the crowd.  Flags waving.  The faces of the audience gazing up with joyful glee.  In the auditorium, the voices of the fans who have been listening to many of the songs for months prior to the contest on WhoTube, sing along with the lyrics, openly and proudly.

Nothing holds me like before
There's no joy in things anymore
If I could take it back, if I could only retreat
I'd hear the melodies of life, the songs of us that play on repeat

The performance so far has been wistful and simple and, as the chorus comes around once again, Justin stands at the front of stage.  This performance is not full of tricks or active choreography like many Beepeean entries.  The simple ballad has been simply staged.  The director uses alternating camera angles and views to maintain interest for the televisual audience.

'Cause after all, is said and is done
And after all, you are still the one
You see
You're everything to me

The bridge has a different feeling to the rest of the song  and the simple spotlight which has followed Justin throughout his performance so far is joined by deep blue lighting which beams out from the stage.

And if I could return
If I had these moments over
I'd take back the words that hurt you so deeply
The things I've come to learn
I wouldn't lose composure
I would fight to not give up our love so freely

With the key change, Justin buckles and falls to his knees in a dramatic interpretation of the music.  It's a little 2008, but the audience seems to enjoy the  drama of the performance.  he sings the final chorus on his knees.

'Cause after all, is said and is done
And after all, you are still the one
You see
You're everything to me

Justin, on his knees, emotes the longing inside of him.  The director despairingly tries to get a clear shot of Justin in between the wavingbflags from the fans, so cuts to an aerial shot of the stage.  With Justin on the floor, it shows the enormity of the Fed-Ex Forum. 

You see
You're everything to me

As the song comes to a close, Justin makes his way onto his feet.  He smiles and waves at the audience.  "Thank you" he says, before making his way offstage, making his way for the Belgaam artist.
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Postby Belgaam » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:13 am

16 - BELGAAM

ŻAMÍRA RÖŻUNSI - YOU WISH
TUNE: MIMI WEBB - 24/5
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71: 17/25
72: 9/18
73: 19/26
74: Withdrew
75: Did not participate
76: Did not participate
77: Did not participate
78: Did not participate
79: Did not participate
80: Did not participate
81: 16/35
82: Withdrew
83: Did not participate
84: Did not participate
85: Did not participate
86: Did not participate
87: 20/38

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Postby Malta Comino Gozo » Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:16 am

Brooke: "That was "X" from Belgaam. What a performance!! How are you enjoying the show so far guys?!" The crowd roars excitedly, pumped with adrenaline! The camera pans from Brooke out across the audience with flags and arms waving everywhere!

"Brooke: On with the show! Up next is. Castores with I Never Needed You from my Fatherland, Elejamie!"
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Postby Elejamie » Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:09 am

17. Elejamie (#EJM)

Castores - I Never Needed You


Tune: Armand van Helden (ft. Duane Harden) - You Don’t Know Me

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Left: Andrew Simmons (lead vocals). Right: Edward Simmons (backing vocals). The main identifying factors between the two is the notch in Andrew's eyebrow and Edward more often than not wearing a hat. (OOCly they’re two images of the same person but shhhh)




Castores is a duo made up of twin brothers Andrew Simmons and Edward Simmons (both born on 4th October, 1989, with Andrew being the oldest by about 17 minutes). Born in Woodsworth, ESRE, the two moved to and grew up in neighbouring Cascone when they were fairly young. While the two didn’t particularly care much about music when they were younger, they still gave it a shot when they joined the local church choir; while they weren’t exactly standouts or anything like that, they were still good enough to say on until they both left around the age of 14. When he was 17 a newly vegan Andrew and a few friends formed a punk band called Animal Rights, where he was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. They played some local gigs and even participated in a Battle of the Bands contest but a number of issues, creative differences included, forced the band to break up a few months later without a single session in the recording studio. He joined another band the following September, an R&B vocal collective called Slomo, but he left the band six years later to go solo.

Edward, on the other hand, didn’t really care much for music after leaving the choir. While he mostly sang while he worked or was by himself, he didn’t really feel the need to give a professional singer a go. Even when he went to university to study mathematics, he never felt the need to join or form a band, although he did play for his university’s soccer team and did fairly well even though it was kind of clear that he never really planned to go pro. After a couple of years working there he was hired by a local alt-rock band to perform vocals for a concert after their original lead singer fell ill and couldn’t join them and they overheard him singing while he was on a break. After a successful concert he was offered to stay on but he declined, although when the original singer left a couple of years later he was invited and this time he accepted. The band, Sugarcane, would end up releasing one album to mixed reviews, went on a small tour shortly afterwards and disbanded. He would spend some time with Diego García’s Travelling Band despite not being a huge jazz fan before forming the indie rock group CD32X in 2018 with him on lead vocals, rhythm guitar and the odd violin solo.

In January 2020 Andrew, who by this point was the first number one of the new decade, saw how well his twin was doing both critically and commercially and decided to offer that the two join up to form a supergroup. While neither person’s music really interested the other, they were able to find a happy balance between the two and decided to go with an overall “pop plus” sound. Unfortunately, they couldn’t spend much time in the recording studio together due to the coronavirus pandemic but fortunately it gave the duo more than enough time to get things planned out including a name for the supergroup. They were finally able to get into the studio shortly after the lockdown ended and record a number of songs. Indeed, while they have repeatedly recorded songs and released them over the months, they’ve gone on record that there will never be a proper Castores studio album as they only want to make the best product possible with them and they don’t want to bog it down with filler.

Not as lengthy as most of my other Artist Backgrounds but to be honest I didn't have that many ideas for them and I didn't really want to pad it out too much.


To put it bluntly, Elejamie sucked at the last contest. Whether it be because the entry was trotted out with not a great deal of fanfare, because of everyone getting tired of the whole “Will The Humanoids represent Elejamie at WorldVision?” question that kept popping up, because it was overshadowed by the surprise return of Polkopia and Ertzei Kishim (the latter of whom went on to win the contest) or because it wasn’t a very engaging song with a performance that was equally unengaging, there was no denying that the country clearly could’ve sent someone better to Yvesia. It wasn’t exactly doom and gloom, fortunately, as the points it got tended to be fairly hefty. It got 10 points from both StrayaRoos and Adab as well as an eight from usual points-giver Malta Comino Gozo and a seven from the Alezian Union (who had pipped Lisa Park and Her Gang to the post in the contest before), along with points from a few others. Indeed, they were in fourth place with 38 points going into half-time before they had another trademark second half collapse where they eventually finished in 16th place with 49 points. They did receive a better score in the televote, albeit not by much as they only got 53 points to drop down to 17th with 102 points total. Fittingly, they finished behind the Alezian Union once again, who finished with 113 points.

Despite this being a cause for concern, EB announced that the country will participate at the 96th edition in Valletta, Malta Comino Gozo; coincidentally it’ll be the third time the city has hosted the contest after hosting the 78th and 85th editions. Furthermore EB have announced that the country would be represented by Castores, a duo made up of twin brothers Andrew and Edward Simmons who do a variety of genres with different collaborators. And, indeed, they decided to go with a song they have specially made for the contest, a little ditty that they had called “I Never Needed You”.

When asked about the song, main singer Andrew Simmons said “Simply put, it’s basically a song where you’re living the best life you can when your ex decides to show up to bring you back to all the bad times you had with them. And you don’t want that so you just tell them to leave you alone. It can be however you want it, really. It could be a ‘don’t babytrap me’ sort of song, it could be a ‘you go girl, kick that man to the curb’ song, it can be a song where the same things are happening but everyone involved is LGBT. It’s up to you to determine what it’s about.” However, when asked about the lyrics and how a bit repetitive they were, he then added “Yeah, to be honest we could only get the chorus down before hitting massive roadblocks. We spent around two days trying to come up with something and even attempting to word salad it before we had to record the vocals, still nothing. So eventually I decided to just improvise on the spot. While I wouldn’t say it was the best, I did the bulk of it in one take with the other takes just being little extras thrown about. Also we wanted to harken back to a time when dance tunes didn’t really need deep, introspective lyrics but instead just something to really fill it up so it didn’t matter that much.”

Eventually, it was time to jet off to Valletta. Despite the two of them still being fully vaccinated against coronavirus (although Edward contracted it at the start of last year, his symptoms were very mild and he shows no signs of long COVID or any other permanent damage) and Malta Comino Gozo still doing a valiant job at keeping the disease at bay, they still had to quarantine themselves for seven days upon arrival; on the upside, any Elejamian citizens who haven’t received the jab (or refuses to) can still be allowed to travel abroad but they must quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival (their entire party much do the same even if everyone apart from that person has been fully vaccinated and had a booster) and, if it turns out that they faked their vaccine card, they’ll be subject to a hefty fine upon returning home. Fortunately, the brothers Simmons didn’t have to go through that and, after their seven days were up, they were free to explore the city and get up to some fun.

There was unfortunately a bit of a snag because now it was a question of what they could do that hasn’t been done before. After all, Imogene represented the country in WV78 and Lisa Park and Her Gang joined Lucía Beltrán when they took part in WV85, so naturally most of the fun stuff had been done before. That doesn’t mean they couldn’t have a crack at it, it just meant that people would bring up that the duo weren’t the first WorldVision people from their country to do what they did there. Still, they had plenty of fun just exploring the city and taking in the sights, from the harbour to the old town to even a quick day trip around Comino and Gozo. There were even a couple of vegan restaurants dotted around town so Andrew could go and get a quick bite to eat.

Eventually the big night had arrived. There were no more rehearsals, no more preparations. Everyone had to be ready to put on a good show, no exceptions. Fortunately, both Andrew and Edward were ready to do just that. They had a good idea of how they wanted to perform their entry and they were able to show it off fairly OK while they were practising. Now it was just a matter of seeing whether or not said practice actually paid off and they were able to pump up the crowd throughout their entry. Not to mention how it was now just a question of whether they’ll be able to bounce back from that disappointing showing in Nakom or if they’ll edge closer and closer to withdrawing from the contest forever. We’ll just have to wait and see.




The postcard came to an end and we then cut to an empty stage. There was a reason for that and, no, it wasn’t because the Simmons brothers were late. We’ll get onto why this is in a bit. Either way, the audience was cheering and the overhead camera tilted and zoomed right into place to make sure it had a good view of the stage. While it didn’t seem necessary because there was a cut to the foot of the big stage at the back, it was best to get it in place for the moment, especially since they planned to do something with the camera in that position later. Either way, the lights dimmed a little bit and the crowd’s cheers died down a bit as the song started.

Indeed, when the song itself started, the lights immediately shot back on, incredibly brightly as a matter of fact before they dimmed to an acceptable level. The backing screen turned on and just showed a black screen with a row of bars (made up of green lines) going up and down in time with the music. Not just that but they were literally going up and down depending on how loud each part was like the bass, the mids, even each individual instrument. Meanwhile both Andrew and Edward were backstage and not only were they getting ready to get out there but they were both dancing and jumping on the spot. They even engaged in a bit of shadowboxing with each other, going as far as to lean back even though it was clear that fist was never going to connect to face. The audience at the FedEx Arena couldn’t see what they were doing but the viewers at home could due to the cameras there cutting between the same static shot of them and different angles of the empty stage. As the intro went on, the cuts between the two kept getting faster until it stopped with a shot of the two bumping their forearms together and walking out onto the stage.

Just in time too because, just as the drums kicked in, the lights went bright again briefly and jets of smoke came out of the pyrotechnics at the foot of the stage. The bars on the stage also morphed into a spinning green wireframe circle, something that resembled an old XP-era Windows Media Player visualization. The crowd cheered again as Andrew waved his arms when he walked out, while Edward rhythmically shuffled his shoulders before he spun around on the spot. And it was taken from the same angle the camera was at before all those cuts began. While Andrew grooved his way down the walkway that went to the left, Edward strutted his stuff with the camera following him from the side as he eventually got around to singing the chorus. He was wearing a grey pastel suit with a baby blue shirt underneath, with a grey panama hat that had a white band around the brim as well as a pair of grey dress shoes to complete the look. Just as he finished singing the chorus, he moonwalked while the camera did a sort of panning roll over to Andrew, who had just finished skipping over to the big platform in the middle and was now bouncing on the spot, ready to sing the first verse.

I don’t even need you
‘Cause you’re no good, no good for me
You’re never gonna change
So why can’t you leave me be?


And so it was time for the first verse. Andrew threw the microphone into the air, where it did a flip before he was just able to catch it. He held it up his mouth and started to move back and forth on the big plinth at the front of the stage while he sang. He was dressed in a white tank top, a pair of blue jeans and a pair of blue and white trainers, with a pair of blue Wayfarer sunglasses that also had a blue-to-black gradient on them. He also had a couple of tattoos on display; one on his left shoulder of the Einstürzende Neubauten logo but the circle in the middle has been replaced with the traditional “circle-V” vegan logo and the other, on his other upper arm was a colour one of a cow surrounded by flowers with “Live and let live” written around it. As he sang he simply waved, twirled and overall threw his arms around just to give them something to do. He even went as far as to point towards himself or the crowd at appropriate moments.

He turned around to face the audience directly in front of the platform at the start of the fifth line and stuck his arm out, sticking his index finger up and waving his wrist three times, before jumping back a few times throughout the sixth line; while he was doing that, Edward was on the main stage at the back moving his arms backwards and forwards in a way that looked like he was literally pulling his twin brother back with a rope. For the seventh and eighth lines Andrew walked forward again and shuffled his body from side to side with a spring in his step, though he had his head down for the seventh line and he slowly raised it as he sang the eighth. When it came to the last line he stopped moving and moved his arm around like he was trying to swat something out of the air, all while his head was turned to the side and moving back and forth towards the mic depending on how much he wanted to emphasise a syllable he was singing.

Why did you come here?
My life was better without you
I want to try something else but you go
Do the same things you always do
I’m not allowed to move on
‘Cause you keep pulling me back
I just want you to leave me be
Won’t you let me get right back on track?
I don’t need you!


The lights got brighter and the camera quickly cut back to Edward as he sang the chorus, although the camera quickly swivelled over to Andrew when he sang the bit in the brackets before the camera swivelled back to Edward. He was simply bouncing on the spot, hunched forwards while he swung his arm backwards and forwards. However for the third line he got up and swung his arm around in a windmill before moving it backwards and forwards which turned into him spinning around on the spot. Towards the end of the fourth line he pointed towards himself before again moving his hand like he was about to swat something with the back of his hand. He bobbed his head in time with the music as the lights dimmed a little bit for the next verse to start.

I don’t even need you (I don’t need you)
‘Cause you’re no good, no good for me
You’re never gonna change
So why can’t you leave me be?


There was a dissolve cut to the top of the stage, with the camera zooming out and tilting down as Andrew began his verse. He spun around towards the end of the first line and pretended to open a door at the end of the second, essentially mirroring the lyrics for those lines. He swayed from side to side for the third line before he moved onto the fourth line, where Edward pretended to pull a rope again and Andrew scooted himself backwards to pretend he was being pulled along with it. However, towards the end of that line, he shook his body and pushed himself forwards to pretty much break himself free. He lurched himself forward as he lost his footing briefly as a result but he managed to regain it in time for the next line, where he pretended to spin a record throughout the fifth and sixth lines before he stood still and made a thinking gesture for the seventh line. For the eighth line he stuck his arm out and pointed at the audience before he wagged his finger back and forth during the last line, almost as if he was scolding someone or imitating a metronome.

I’ve turned my life around
I’ve now opened new doors
But now you’re right back in my life
Trying to bring me back to before
You’re nothing more than a broken record
You keep playing the same old tune
And now I’ve had time to myself
I don’t think I ever needed you
I don’t need you!


The camera quickly cut over to Edward singing his bit before it immediately swivelled over to Andrew making his way down the catwalk while he sang the bit in brackets. Indeed, there was a bit of back and forths between the two during this bit, with Andrew even spinning around on the spot during the second line before he carried on moving to the stage in the middle. Partway through the third line, the camera then cut to an overhead shot showing that both twins were now pretty much together. There was a quick cut to Andrew singing before it returned to a close-up of Edward performing the fourth line. At the end of it, there was a shot of Andrew leaning back as he sang the bit in brackets before the camera immediately zoomed out and panned to the right as both twins ran towards each other and jumped so they could high five each other while they were in the air.

I don’t even need you (no, I don’t need you)
‘Cause you’re no good, no good for me (you have never been good for anything)
You’re never gonna change (and you ain’t changing your spots)
So why can’t you leave me be? (No~)


The good news was that, unlike in the normal rehearsals and the first dress rehearsal, they actually managed to high five each other. They even managed to time it right so that their hands connected while the lights immediately shone brightly and the row of pyrotechnics at the foot of the stage went off. The bad news is that one of them appeared to have used a bit too much force because they were wincing in pain because of how much it smarted. Still, they had a song to perform and they immediately could use their pained reactions as part of the song, either to show them emphasising certain lines or to keep the performance interesting. As Edward strutted around the stage he sang the line through mostly gritted teeth, waving his stinging hand around or resting it an inch in front of one of his thighs. As Andrew sang he paced back and forth with a spring in his step, waving his hand around trying not to let the pain get to him. The camera went back and forth between the two before it finished with a shot of Andrew kneeling down in front of the camera singing the bracketed lyrics in the fourth line before he gently pushed the camera out of his face, albeit by resting his hand on the side of the lens and pushing it in that direction as opposed to putting his hand on it and pushing the camera backwards like he did in an earlier rehearsal.

I don’t even need you (I never needed you)
‘Cause you’re no good, no good for me (I want to live my own life)
You’re never gonna change (just leave me alone)
So why can’t you leave me be? (tell me why you are still here)


During the little instrumental break the camera cut briefly to the crowd dancing and getting down to the music before the camera quickly panned back over to the stage to catch Andrew and Edward shuffling around the stage busting out some of their own moves as well. They slowed down a bit as the lights dimmed again as Andrew simply stopped and bounced on the spot. When he sang again he turned his face away and moved his arm to his side. He pretended to swat someone away at the end of the second line before he slowly turned around to face the audience as he sang the third line. When it came to the fourth line he leaned back and raised one of his hands slowly before bringing it down as if he was slamming it down onto a table. For the fifth, sixth and seventh lines he moved his arm derisively, either pretending to push someone away, grab them by their collar before pushing them away, sweeping them aside or just jabbing them by his elbow. As he sang the last line he leaned back a bit, raised his arm to the sky and spread out his fingers, all while the camera circled him. It carried on circling him as it slowly raised itself before it tilted itself down for an orbital shot.

Go away
‘Cos you won’t leave me alone
And you keep bleeding me dry
I’ve had enough now
Just move on, just move on
Just move on, just move on
Just move on, just move on
Yeah~


The lights immediately shone brightly again, the pyrotechnics went off to the point where there were some jets of fire that formed a wall at the foot of the stage, the background faded into another visualisation (this time going from “Green Is Not Your Enemy” to “Gemstonematrix”) and the wind machine turned on. Fortunately it wasn’t too powerful, they didn’t want to knock Edward’s hat off again. The camera cut to a shot of Andrew leaning forward as he finished singing the last line of the previous verse with a bit of emphasis, all while Edward was off-screen singing his bit. He came back on screen while he sang the second line before Andrew immediately brought the microphone to his mouth and sang his bit with a bit of emphasis, where he jumped into the air before hunching down and sang the bit. The camera then cut over to Edward strutting his stuff as he marched up and down the stage before he spun and nodded at the end of the line before the camera quickly panned over to Andrew, who sang his bit in brackets.

I don’t even need you
‘Cause you’re no good, no good for me (just leave me alone!)
You’re never gonna change
So why can’t you leave me be? (I just want something new, yeah)


Andrew jumped at the end of his bit before the camera returned over to Edward, who sang his bit while Andrew was off-screen. It stayed like that until the end of the second line, where his head popped into frame as he sang. The camera then followed him at this point, where he raised his arms in frustration at his line in the third line. When it came to the very last line of the song he stopped moving and faced the audience where he leaned forward and slowly raised his arm in the air and shook it a little bit for emphasis. At the end of it he immediately brought it down as if he had thrown something to the ground and stood up straight before he moved a little bit closer to the foot of the stage. It probably helped that Edward also crept into the shot at that point so he could stand next to his brother so they could end the song together.

I don’t even need you (I just want to live my life)
‘Cause you’re no good, no good for me (away from you)
You’re never gonna change (why are you still here?)
So why can’t you leave me be? (just leave me alone)


Eventually it was the end of the song. The studio version was simply a case where the song would just instantly fade out around the last line, which actually gave them a bit of leeway when it came to ending it when they were performing live. In this case, the music cut out and the backing screens faded into a black screen before Edward sang the last line of the song: ”I don’t even need you!”. After that, the two of them pulled a couple of poses to show that they were officially done singing. Andrew went down on one knee, his head down although his sunglasses were up so they don’t accidentally fall off like what happened in the first dress rehearsal and his arm stretched out as if he was presenting his microphone to someone else; Edward, on the other hand, was standing up straight with his legs spread apart by about a foot, his head tilted towards the ceiling albeit not too high so his hat doesn’t fall off (agan to prevent another minor mishap that happened during the first dress rehearsal) and one arm down by his side albeit at an angle whereas his other arm was raised straight into the air as if he was offering the microphone to the gods.

Almost immediately after the song had ended, the audience broke out in applause as well as some cheering. Whether it was because they enjoyed the song or because they wanted to be nice didn’t really matter, either way both Andrew and Edward felt that they gave a good performance. After a quick sweeping shot of the crowd cheering the entry they had just heard, the camera then quickly cut to them giving a quick bow before they waved at the audience. The two of them said “Thank you Valletta!” in unison before Andrew finished off with “We hope this isn’t goodnight!” At that point, they fist bumped before they headed backstage. While the stage was being set up for the Alezian entry (we just can’t escape those lovely people, can we? /affectionatejoke) the duo headed back to their table to relax. Maybe have a couple of beers too.
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Postby Alezian Union » Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:52 am

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B A C K G R O U N D



(INSERT COMIC HERE)

The Alezians has just received its worst placing in the history of it being in Worldvision after reunification, where Irlene Lilvouw earned 16th place. To some Alezians the result in Nakom was considered as a national embarrassment especially over the fact that Aziz-Lutfi Garanov with the Time-Killers won the entire contest in Marina Point before that. Due to this, the National Final that selected Irlene which was Alma was put on hold and on audit by the Alezian Broadcasting Authority over decreasing standards on the songs, with an increasing possibility of overall cancellation, and due to the result, the viewership of the contest in Alezia plummeted by 20% of it's usual viewings.

Since this is North Alezia's turn to shine, the Zafizamarrah branch of the Alezian Broadcasting Authority decided to select another new talent for the Worldvision Song Contest named MARLINA. Initial showings to the public was good, and thus ABA decided to go with it.

Other than the less than stellar result last edition, the Alezian Union has entered the top 10 in every occasion, with Aziz Lutfi-Garanov featuring the Time-Killers contributing Alezia's first win.

A R T I S T - I N F O


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Merliana Alvaranda or known with her stage name as MARLINA is a North Alezian singer, model, and dancer. Born on 16th of October 1995 in Kencana Timur, Basna, North Alezia as the only child to Zarifinuddin Alvarizzi and Nisroeliena Randayan (yes, Merliana's surname is a combination of the two), she's been showing her talents since she was 5.

S O N G - I N F O


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T H A T ' S - T E A - I N T E R V I E W


HD: Habisyul Damaqqi (Host of That's Tea)
M: Marliana


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HD: It's that time of the month again, everyone. Everytime Worldvision was arriving, there's always a "That's Tea" episode coming, revealing who will represent this grand nation in Valletta. However, we already know who it is if you watched ABA Channel 1 like a week ago. And you know what is still tedious? Keeping everyone waiting for the best show on ABA Channel 2. Live from Studio 5 of ABASphere, Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm Habisyul Damaqqi your friendly host and welcome to....

HD + Audience: THHAAAAAAAAATT'SSS TEEA!

(All people in the studio points to a glass (not cup) of tea while the camera that pointed into it zoomed out while the jingle plays.
The jingle ends and the audience clapped.)

HD: And welcome back to the most watched gossiping talk-show in Alezia! Nice to meet familiar faces around here. But there is something that is not nice. Do I have to play the footage again, audience?

(The audience in unison shouted "NOOOOOOO"

HD: Okay, then I think everyone here knows what is going on with this country. At this moment, we're just faced with something called... Having their worst result at Worldvision. In Nakom, Yvesia, 16th place with 116 points. Placement wise it's not the worst, but points wise, it's even worse than Imara Syafani's 17th place!

(The audience let out a massive sigh)

HD: But that's the point of competitions, international ones especially. There's our high point, then there's our low point. Perhaps we got a bit too complacent? Let me say this, but Alezia needs to rejuvenate. Possibly killing off Alma was the best solution we have right now and staying on the cycle rule.

HD: *claps* NOW! We are going to talk with the Alezian representative for the Worldvision this time, and we're going to have an interview with her. Unusually, the Alezian team was at Valletta already at this point! So we have to do it online. Even though almost everything in Alezia is done offline nowadays. Well, nevermind that, ladies and gentlemen of the audience, please welcome, MERLINA!

(The screen on the back changes to show Merlina at her accomodation prepared by the Malta Comino Gozoans)

M: Hello, ABASphere! Thank you for having me!

HD: Thank you for being here! Welcome to THAT'S TEA! We got a lot of things to talk about here, about Worldvision, about you, about everything. Spill the tea, girl. You never know if you've already spilled your all.

M: Haha! I'll try my best!

HD: So, ABA Regional Zafizamarrah selected you to represent the union. How does it feel?

M: Honestly, I can't believe it. A lot of singers has better potential than me, and have a better style than me, but perhaps ABA thinks that I'm their best bet at this point...

HD: Beautiful, and speaking of beautiful, how's Valletta?

M: It's beautiful! It's easier to visit since we're both in an economic alliance and sorts, the WMCA, and let me tell you, the beaches, the cityscape, the food, there's just a lot to do here. I mean, I visited the Alezian quarters of Valletta, and they know how to make me feel like I'm there back in Basna Kota...

HD: *crosses his legs* I wonder if Alezians in Malta Comino Gozo watched this show on the internet, perhaps on ABA.co.az, or something like that. Occasionally I wonder whether if we can export this show to other countries... ANYWAY, can we talk about something scary? We won't judge your answers, don't worry.

M: I think I know where this is going...

HD: Alright, so, Irlene Lilvouw brought Alezia its worst result since reunification. I have to say, unfortunately, she has received a lot of hate comments from arico.net and internet netizens, how do you react to it?

M: I think they need to chill, the result might be a dissapointment, but Irlene is a great singer. There's nothing wrong with her performance, and she gave her all. Criticism is good, but it has to be delivered in a proper non scathing way.

HD: I agree, artists and people need to support each other. And now, related question, do you have any expectations of yourself in the competition?

M: The other entries I saw on the rehearsals are pretty strong, but I'm hoping for a top 10 spot again, just to bring back Alezia into the game.

HD: Oh, good luck. Now, we all in the audience definitely hoped that you get the best result Alezia could get, perhaps even bringing in yet another win for Alezia hopefully, but how will you react if it's not to your expectation, or worse, YOU bring in Alezia's worst result?

M: I have to say, I was pretty worried I was going to do that, but I'm confident that I have a solid chance, and whatever happens, I hope everyone stay proud of me because I'm already proud of myself right here.

HD: Truly. Now, spill the rehearsals, baby. How are those?

M: The arena was huge! The others was quite friendly although intimidating... The stage was actually quite accomodating to our entry, where we're given free reign and everything like that.

HD: Beautiful! Well, we're going for a break a little bit. I have to say, we're going to listen to your entry later, but I have to say, Marlina! Good luck at the contest!

M: Thank you, I hope you all enjoy my entry and my performance in Valletta as well!

HD: We sure are. Right guys?

(The audience applaused)

HD: Well, like I said, we're going for a break here. The Worldvision Song Contest 96 is going to be broadcasted live from Valletta next Tuesday at midnight! So don't miss it! Will we win again? Return Alezia to it's full power? Or will it be another sad day for Alezia? Those will all be answered on that day so don't miss it! I'M HABISYUL DAMAQQI, YOUR HANDSOME HOST, AND THIS HAS BEEN YET ANOTHER SEGMENT OF....

HD + M + Audience: THAAAAAAATTT'S TEA!


PERFORMANCE



TUNE: Funda Kilic - Hoppa

The Alezian entry was met with loud applause from the audience. We can see Marlina and her backing dancers facing against the audience, as the beat prompts the lights to turn on and off again as the lcd below and above starts showing black and white waves moving around the stage. The camera then moves to one male backing dancers shouting:

ALIKAI! ALIKAI!


Marlina reveals herself by facing the audience wearing a black short dress and black high heels to match. The backing dancers revealed themselves wearing black jeans and tanktops afterwards. Marlina walked from the back to the front of the main part of the stage, and then stopping to take a bit of a shout before she sung facing upwards. The camera then changed into a spidercam for a while recording the entire stage from above which was having an animation of black and white waves moving up and down which.

She then started singing, moving her hands to the right, and then at the last sentence crouched a little bit while pointing to the Television viewers from the camera.

Love me, Love me, Love me,
Love me just like you do,
Love me just as I am,
Love me like you.


She then did the same thing on the second part, but the camera moved forward, then backwards, then forwards again at the first sentence. And the camera records the live performance from the side, this happens as the lights move up and down on the ceiling

Call me, Call me, Call me,
Call me just like you do,
Call me when you need me
When you need it


Marlina stood on the center while the backing dancers spread out to the back occupying four areas on the sides. The camera zooms in front as Marlina holds on to her heart as the floor shows an animation of black and white circles beating uncontrollably.

My… My heart beats… Like a drum…
Unstoppable!


The camera then zooms out again as the audience was shown flying flags of countries around the world, where the Alezian team looks small from far away.

My… My feelings, it’s awry
Please don’t make me cry!


The screen then quickly zooms in then splits into three, showing Marlina pointing at the camera on the right and a backing dancer shouting the words on the left. The bottom part of the split screen takes half of the screen showing the view from the top showing the LCDs on the floor showing animation of a black wave moving upwards then back like an ocean

Aime… Aime-moi!


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As the most important part arrives, the backing dancers jumped forward as they let out a "hurk", where they then kicked the air. The screen behind the team shows a video of the word “Aime-moi” being shown over and over again. The camera shows the stage showing a yellow heart on a black background. Marlina walked from the center of the stage to the front island at this point, stopping to fling her left hand to the sky on the last sentence.

Aime-Aime-Me-Moi
Je t’adore, Accroche toi
I cannot stay still,
You are my key


Marlina then continued her walk as she arrived at the island met with the audience flying flags of many countries. At the end of the chorus, Marlina stopped, faced the audience, then points her two pointing fingers at the camera as it slowly zooms towards her before swinging itself upwards.

Aime-Aime-Me-Moi
Je t’aime, Attho’i
I want to love you,
I hope you will give your love to me…


The scene from the previous verse was repeated. The camera moved forward, then backwards, then forwards again at the first sentence. Merlina can be seen swinging her hands on the air before laying down on the stage's floor over the animation of a yellow heart still beating.

Tell me, Tell me, Tell me,
Should I do something wise,
Or just leave everything be,
And take my leave


The camera did the same thing as before, but from the top. The camera then slowly zooms into Marlina slowly from the top. Marlina can be seen "wondering" before flinging her hand at the last sentence and standing up again at the same time.

Say it, Say it, Say it,
Should I just be honest,
Or leave it to the past,
And take my leave


The camera changes its view to show the backing dancers gathering to form a horizontal line, before dispersing themselves pushing themselves against eachother.

My… My, oh my… I won’t lie,
Lie anymore!


The camera then returns and zooming into Marlina swiping her "tears" before once again pointing her finger at the camera.

My… My, oh my… I won’t cry,
Crying anymore!


The camera zoomed out and then once again, The screen then quickly zooms in then splits into three, showing Marlina pointing at the camera on the right and a backing dancer shouting the words on the left. The bottom part of the split screen takes half of the screen showing the view from the top showing the LCDs on the floor showing animation of a black wave moving upwards then back like an ocean

Aime… Aime-moi!


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As the most important part arrives, the backing dancers jumped forward as they let out a "hurk", where they then kicked the air. The screen behind the team shows a video of the word “Aime-moi” being shown over and over again. The camera shows the stage showing a yellow heart on a black background. Marlina walked back from the front to the center of the stage, stopping to fling her left hand to the sky on the last sentence.

Aime-Aime-Me-Moi
Do not force me to start
Please don't lie to me
Don’t break my heart


As Marlina walked from the front, The view then changes to show the entry from a camera that flies into the stage, then changes into a steadicam that intercepted Marlina on the way, before finally making her way to the center of the stage, met by her backing dancers as she once again looked at the steadicam.

Aime-Aime-Me-Moi
Je t’aime, Attho’i
I want to love you,
I hope you will give your love to me…


As the last sentence was sung, the background shows a golden heart that is growing some roots slowly. In front, Marlina raised both of her hands and looked up as the backing dancers looked towards the right side of the stage as they crouched and moving their hips back and forth. During this, the lights went on and off to the beat. Marlina adlibbed "COME ON VALLETTA!" to the excitement of the audience.

At the second part of the beat (after the horns), the backing dancers faced the front again clapping their hands along with Marlina moving her shoulders left and right. For a moment you can see the Alezian fans jumping up and down while shouting "HEY HEY HEY" flying Alezian flags and holding signs with the slogan "BRING ALEZIA BACK TO THE GAME!" The steadicam then views the backing dancers running towards the center front of the stage persuading the audience to clap along.

Then, Marlina stopped to do her signature long shout that is popular in Alezia at this point, while a backing dancer stood next to her and shouted while pointing at Marlina


AIME MOI!


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The same video was shown again. The camera can be seen zooming out of the scene where it can be seen that the Alezian didn't joke with pyrotechnics as fire can be seen being shot from the bottom and the top of the stage.

Aime-Aime-Me-Moi
Je t’adore, Accroche toi
I can’t stay still,
You are my key

Aime-Aime-Me-Moi
Je t’aime, Attho’i
I want to love you,
I hope you’ll give your love to me…


The backing dancers then jumped backwards before pivoting to meet Marlina at the same time on the center. The steadicam then shows Marlina singing before doing her shout again from the right side to the left side of the stage, before changing the view to show the stage from the ceiling.

Aime-Aime-Me-Moi
Do not force me to start
Please don't lie to me
Don’t break my heart

Aime-Aime-Me-Moi
Je t’aime, Attho’i
I want to love you,
I hope you'll give me your love…


Then as the backing dancers and Merlina gathered in one spot, they all posed shaping a heart with their hands with Merlina in the center pointing her hand at the audience with it being met with the last shot of a firework from the bottom.

AIME-ME-MOI


The audience applaused the Alezian entry, as Merlina shouted as she raised her hands to the air while saying "THANK YOU! THANK YOU VALLETTA!" jumping a little bit. The view changes to the Alezian fans celebrating what just has been their entry. The Alezian team walked away from the stage to give room to the next entry.
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Lyrics & Composition: Gunas Timur, Salem Al-Hamadi

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Ba kol mi shemehapes sibah lishkoah
בא כל מי שמחפש סיבה לשכוח

Vekol mi shetzarikh livroah
וכל מי שצריך לברוח

La'amod bashmirah tagbir et ha'bes ad meah
לעמוד בשמירה, תגביר את הבס עד מאה

Ani bati lehalot paimot
אני באתי להעלות פעימות
Come all those looking for a reason to forget
And all those need to escape
Stand guard, turn the bass up to 100
I came to raise pulses


Tripping out on an electric baseline
The music grabs and pins you to the floor
Your eyes desperately look for a sign
Stealing your breath but you beg for more


The golden amber cloaks you in its warmth
The dark night's rapture is intoxicating
Go forth my beautiful dancers!
Continue this holy night transformed!


If heaven hasn't found your soul
Let the beat steal it away instead
Come forth and surrender control
Throw back the poison 'til you are dead


The demons of hell may seem alive
Dancing to the rhythm of the Jinn
These are the best days of our lives
Breathe the atmosphere and bathe in the sin

Na na na na na


Ba kol mi shemehapes sibah lishkoah
בא כל מי שמחפש סיבה לשכוח

Vekol mi shetzarikh livroah
וכל מי שצריך לברוח

La'amod bashmirah tagbir et ha'bes ad meah
לעמוד בשמירה, תגביר את הבס עד מאה

Ani bati lehalot paimot
אני באתי להעלות פעימות
Come all those looking for a reason to forget
And all those need to escape
Stand guard, turn the bass up to 100
I came to raise pulses


Tripping out on an electric baseline
The music grabs and pins you to the floor
Your eyes desperately look for a sign
Stealing your breath but you beg for more


The golden amber cloaks you in its warmth
The dark night's rapture is intoxicating
Go forth my beautiful dancers!
Continue this holy night transformed!


If heaven hasn't found your soul
Let the beat steal it away instead
Come forth and surrender control
Throw back the poison 'til you are dead


The demons of hell may seem alive
Dancing to the rhythm of the Jinn
These are the best days of our lives
Breathe the atmosphere and bathe in the sin

Na na na na na


Kshemehatikrah haziah notefet
כשמהתקרה הזיעה נוטפת

Veksheberoshkha hamuzikah poemet
וכשבראשך המוזיקה פועמת

Ba lekha lesaken et hakol
בא לך לסכן את הכל

Zeh batopim, babes, uvealkohol
זה בתופים בבס ובאלכוהול
When the sweat is dripping from the ceiling
And the music is pounding in your head
You want to risk it all
It's in the drums, the bass, and the alcohol


If heaven hasn't found your soul
Let the beat steal it away instead
Come forth and surrender control
Throw back the poison 'til you are dead


The ecstasy our hearts devour
An arrogant and bloody power
So dance for now, beautiful wildflower
His spirit comes at the midnight hour...

Na na na na na
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Postby StrayaRoos Barrier Islands » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:29 pm

20:StrayaRoos Barrier islands
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Man and rock is the Top artist in StrayaRoos Barrier Islands,Man and Rock are puppets of An Lacrosse Player
(Hits rock on his leg) Ow ow ow ow

Done!
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Postby Crustyland » Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:26 pm

21 Crustyland





Nineteenth with 87 points, not a bad result at all for Crustyland! With a successful run of good entries, the money had all but dried up. CRAP was broke. The news broke that Malta Comino Gozo, their best friend, their neighbour, their closest ally, (Crustyland was neither of these for MCG, MCG just happened to tolerate them) was hosting Worldvision 96! Benjamin Cramp was ecstatic! A chance to lump another semi-aquatic sea mammal on the poor unsuspecting public and HOPE it stays there. Crustyland had tried AND failed on multiple occasions to send a "semi-aquatic sea mammal" to the host nation hoping that once the contest was over they could leave the animal behind, as a leaving gift of sorts and hope no one would notice... everyone would notice, a half a ton walrus or hungry seal wondering around the WV area was pretty hard to miss and eventually the creature would end up back in Crustyland (unharmed of course.)

Benjamin gather his staff around a table, on it was a strategic map of Malta Comino Gozo, something you'd often find in WW2 war rooms. On the table were miniature seals on sticks (instead of airplanes and warships). Benjamin was dressed in his smartest attire as he addressed his staff. "We will approach at the dead of night... I have found a rubber dinghy that should be able to carry the Walrus to Malta Comino Gozo unnoticed, whilst the decoy band will fly into MCG International. The walrus will be disguised in state of the art Crustylandian disguise" This "state of the art" costume was no more than a paper mache suit shaped vaguely in the shape of a large round man with 2 huge eyes stuck to its "head" and fake stuffed arms and legs. To go the extra mile the designer had added a handy little badge to the costumes suit, it read "Human".. "That ought to fool everybody!" the designer cheered."

The plan was to sail the Walrus who would be on stage for them and the 2 backing singers in. The Crustyland HOD would fly in and go through customs with the decoy band before they would rendezvous at the beach to smuggle the walrus into the arena. This would not be a challenge to them, as dumb as the Crustylandians were, they were highly skilled in concealing a large walrus into places they weren't meant to go. Their "decoy" singer was dressed in exactly the same costume as the Walrus. The song, called "Hello Darling" by Human Notawalrus was a clubbing song that was very popular on its release in Crustyland.





Blarghhhhhhhhhhhh!
Blargh!
Blarghhhhhhhhhhhh!
Warghhh!!!!
Hmm Yes!
Seal!
Eghhhhhhh!
Seal!
Blarghhhhhhhhhhhh!!
Snorttttt!!
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