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Postby Llalta » Sun Feb 04, 2024 4:00 pm

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Welcome to the WorldVision’s 6th Special Edition:
ElimiNATION!

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ElimiNATION is a reality competition series in which 9 Queens will compete for the WorldVision crown! Facing WorldVision related challenges, each week a queen will be crowned the challenge winner; and two will face elimiNATION, with one going home for good. Who will win the ElimiNATION crown? It could be you!


CONTESTANTS

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HaruPaul
Llalta


HaruPaul is Llalta's leading drag queen and arch nemesis of WorldVision entrant Patricia. Born and raised in the Rooster Projects of St. Christopher in 1960, HaruPaul entered the drag scene in his late teens, sneaking out to the Boat and Tug Inn on their drag nights every Tuesday. His real name is unknown, adopting 'HaruPaul' after learning about the nation of Haruhata, as well as after the great Dianne-Paul Weir, one of Llalta's first musical divas. On one drag night, he met Patricia, and the two became rivals ever since their first lyric sync, which ended in a tie. Ever since appearing on her reality show 'Any Room For Haru?' on LBN1, HaruPaul has been an active part of the Llaltese drag and music community, releasing her own singles to much acclaim, becoming one of the top 10 best selling Llaltese artists.

As a result, HaruPaul has made frequent appearances as a member of Llalta's jury in both WorldVision and the World Hit Festival, as well as being part of Llalta's delegation, his most notable success being Esther Winterbourne's victory in WorldVision 83, which he staged. As a result, his knowledge of the contest meant he was only the fifth person asked by the Committee to host the first ElimiNATION. Hard to please but full of heart, HaruPaul hopes to improve the caliber of WorldVision, ElimiNATION the perfect way to find the world's next best Nation!

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Carsuurna Kressley
Suurna


Carsuurna Kressley is a 40 year old Suurnan TV presenter, he was born in Lilleberg and grew up there, before moving to Copenhagen for university. Famous for his dating show ‘Misskipuð samsvörun’ on ÚBS1 He was a judge on the Voice Suurna. and starred in the musical ‘Röng ást’. More recently he has been a very active gay rights advocate in Suurna, having been seen at many recent marches. He is a seasoned presenting and musical veteran as well as an icon of Suurnan TV! He also went on a cooking show once and accidentally set the studio on fire, so it doesn’t bode well for this IBA studio! Apart from his musical background, he is known for his snappy one-liners and viral reactions.

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W. Ross Mathews
Malta Comino Gozo


Wilfred Ross Matthews is a talented 44-year-old songwriter hailing from Dahlet Marsa, Malta Comino Gozo. He has been an integral part of every series of "Malta Comino Gozo Decides," lending his expertise to help choose the MCGoan entrant for the WorldVisiong Song Contest. More recently, he has also been a judge on the popular TV singing show "Notes." Known for his positive attitude and demeanor, Wilfred is always there to make contestants feel at ease. He offers a kind word and encouragement, inspiring them to put their best foot forward and shine on stage. He is honoured to be a judge for WorldVision Elimination!

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Michele Visage
Carrelie


Michele Visage is a former Dentrician singer who won Carrelie Songfestival alongside her band Clarités in 2002. From there, she began to dabble in hosting jobs, most notably 'Carrelie's Got Talent', and then game show 'Boiling Point' from 2006 to 2010. After her initial rise to prominence, she became known as a serial tweeter, being the Carrelian celebrity with the 2nd most amount of tweets in 2012, and then 3rd in 2013. As a result, beyond odd presenting jobs, cameos and appearances, she was best known for her internet presence, whether that be through viral tweets or videos. After writing a book and beefing with Captain Regent in 2016, she rose to prominence once more after hosting legendary music show 'Pop!' on Carrelie 1 in 2021. With an uncrackable face and tough persona, she is sure to set the contestants of ElimiNATION straight.

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Postby Llalta » Sun Feb 04, 2024 4:55 pm

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Elimination Theme Song

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All is quiet in the newly decked out werkroom. A handpainted image of HaRuPaul against the flag of her home country, Llalta. Around the edges of the room, empty spaces waiting to be filled and mannequins waiting for gorgeous wigs and bedazzled garments to drape upon their white fabric. All is calm until…


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Hailing from the sunny sides of the Achaean Republic, the cool, cool, Koolona Allegra!

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Hola bitches! I have participated in WorldVision from editions 18 to 20, and then had an extensive hiatus until competing in the 74th edition ever since, earning one victory in ‘93, several podium places and earning a name for myself as one of the Multiverse’s most creative performers. As the namesake Latin American nation, I have dabbled in iconic tracks, irreverent laughter, feels, culture, power, sex, shamelessness, and overall family fun! As a Latin American, I can move from reggaeton to dembow to boleros to hard rock and heavy metal, R&B and pop. Patriarchy is a bore, estoy orgulloso of what we can give, and I am a vulnerable icon that can also be relatable! I am filled with talent that’s ready to burst at the seams, and it’s time to clinch that quadruple crown and place it over my long, hard, and thirsty head!


Why are you deserving of the ElimiNATION crown?
Who challenged themselves to adapt poems into music? Who else dared write iconic stories in first-person that identify the audience—and even more, who has bothered writing in second-person perspective, inviting you to embody the emotions of the performers and viewers in their role-play? Who can make Spanish fun, sexy, and accessible? And above all, who is shameless enough to place sex on wheels?

I’ll wait. Manamma is waiting for you outside if you disagree.

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Putting the A.I. in AmazIng, it’s Pagovaterak Mijinak ze Žémķörøw from Furballland!

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Hello thare, I am Furballland, who have debuted since WV108, and controversies surrounding Furballland has been established. I may be new, but I will still compete for more contests.


Why are you deserving of the ElimiNATION crown?
Because I needed a win. Because I have never get a win before.

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Nattering from Natanya, it’s Natti LaBelle!

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Hello there, I am Natti. I debuted in WV21 and have participated now and then over the decade and a bit since. Ain't won shit in that time but still here anyway! I have sent a range of genres and singers to WV over the years, gradually improving my craft as the competition itself has grown. I've gotten the occasional top 10, believe my highest is a 3rd place. Tended to fair better in WHF where my highest placement is a 2nd.


Why are you deserving of the ElimiNATION crown?
I am VETERAN of the WV scene who just keeps on coming back for more, improving my game and feel like if I actually managed to participate regularly, a win would be just around the corner. Beset by swathes of low motivation, this special edition is a great way for me to get back in the WV saddle and go toward my first proper IBA competition win.

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Runno a mile in these Louis Vuitton, it’s Uthossia’s Runno Meri!

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Hi! I’m Runno Meri, and I just joined the contest back in 105, when it was hosted in Għain, Malta Comino Gozo. People probably know me as that one country that hates to write in English, and… that’s all. I have a very weird, all-over-the-place taste in music, but dark and mysterious-sounding European songs seem to be my type. I’m not the best person in the bunch when it comes to writing clever lyrics, though I do try to make up for it with my roleplay and graphic designs. I’ve only participated in four editions yet as of now, so I’m still quite a complete beginner. My streak's just due to luck I guess!


Why are you deserving of the ElimiNATION crown?
I believe that I deserve it because I do. *mic drop*

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Turn the Chanel it’s the Mother, Chanel Superior from Mother CupcakKe!

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Hi cuties. I am Chanel Superior and I am a newcomer to WorldVision, having debuted in WV110. My entries so far have been pop-based because I am a pop girlie, which could be a weakness as not everyone likes pop! I suppose I have just one achievement, which was getting 2nd place in 110. Haven't really done anything else notable in WV as yet, but I hope to achieve more, whether it be in this very contest or the future!


Why are you deserving of the ElimiNATION crown?
I believe I should win ElimiNATION as, despite being new, have proved my already-decent skills in entry writing. Plus, since I am new, I will definitely improve a lot further as I continue participating in editions, which I hope to display in this special edition! Furthermore, I always put my all into my entries, especially my lyrics. Lastly, I haven't won anything yet so that makes me all the more deserving, I think. However, I, like everyone else, will need to accept that I may not win and someone just as deserving does, so GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!! ... And congratulations in advance to the winner!

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Don’t clean your screens, it’s just Vartugia!

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The user behind nation joined their first WSC back in 2016 and has since become a stable, or semi-stable, at WSC with either his serious master Darkmania or his "Profesional Shitposting Nation turned into a serious authoritarian but still joke" Vartugia. Darkmania has hosted WSC67 and WSC92, WHF39, and JWCoH21, whereas Vartugia has yet to host anything. And "Varty" is best left not hosting.


Why are you deserving of the ElimiNATION crown?
I will snatch wigs like we snatch human rights and I will slay doing this.

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Gallicelestia may be a thousand years in the future, but there's no present like Alevian Avanate!

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I am debuting.

Yet, to assume that such status amounts to a casus to underestimate me… that would be a fallacy in your strategy, your Achilles’ heel in this divine comedy.

If that’s what you wish to do,
Know, you won’t be bulletproof,
Go on, you may just succumb,
To the Athenian wit and truth.

The prince, once more, has returned from his exile, his grave, where mushrooms grow over heads–in the fields of Asphodel–where chaos, the voracious void reigns.
He sees a crown, for he knows it’s what he must claim, he must eliminate the unknown foes, that is the name of the game.

As I’m new to WorldVision, my story remains to be told; however, dare I hope it’ll be one of success?

The skills, strengths, and talents I’ve discovered, developed, practiced, and honed outside of the WorldVision cosmos will be my biggest asset.
Whether it’s representing a nation or being the Security-General of an online Model United Nations, whether it’s poetry slam or writing my own lyrics and melodies, whether it’s the art of performance in dance or song, all of these and more shall be my “sword and shield” on the battlefield in the competition to come.


Why are you deserving of the ElimiNATION crown?
I certainly hope that my track record in the competition will make me worthy of the crown, and if not, then I shall hope the crown goes to the best competitor.
As a debutant, an outsider, my victory would mirror the tales of the likes of David and Goliath. Apart from that, my unique set of skills will outweigh my weaknesses.

I’ve defied the odds before. I can do it again. After all, to overcome, means to adapt.

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From the planet of Todlichebujoku, it’s the equally wordy Der Tod the Lich Queen!

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Hello I am Der Tod, I have been racing this here track for 300 million years, since WV27, and these fossilized old bones have seen 75-ish WorldVisions, whether as Tödlichebujoku or as a puppet. My average placing is somewhere around 8th place despite some wild crashes here and there. A rando fun fact is that over all that time I've managed a roughly equal share of male and female acts without intentionally trying to, what an advocate for diversity in these girlbop lands!! !!! Also some non-human acts to pad that out, through Grellenbyooša-ga among others. I've done many different genres and have had fun with a wide variety of concepts and styles. I have particular fun with lyric writing and background RP, but weep at having to do not yet another performance description. Also procrastination has become part of my brand as Carsuurna Kressley loves to point out at every opportunity.


Why are you deserving of the ElimiNATION crown?
I am fun! I am pretty! I inspire, your desire! I'm a DIVA living la VIDA! Come with me sayang sayang sayang!!! #yes I am I am I am ME! Mwah mwah mwah mwah mwah!

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Diagnosed from Illdonya, it’s Depression!

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I always flopped at WorldVision. Having my best placement as 5th in 102 - loved that edition, there were so many great entries. I'm your average K-Pop enjoyer, though I do hate toxic fandoms. My favorite group currently is (G)I-DLE, and my favorite song Allergy. I have way too many puppets, some include: Robloxian Robloxia, WE-ARE-DICE-land, Biti Zdrava Land, Porg, and Empire of Gaia Gambuzza. I've been here for a while, since 98. I took a break at WorldVision 100 and 101, and then another one at 108 and 109 - Illdonya didn't participate in 110, but Robloxia did. Voting and the tunes are my favorite part of WorldVision!


Why are you deserving of the ElimiNATION crown?
I don't deserve it. My lyrics are generally terrible and my RP are usually weak and bare. I doubt I would win, and I really shouldn't win. The only difference between me and the competitor is that I don't have confidence stating: I'm good at blank so I have a chance at winning! Because it's simply not true. Let's face it, I'm terrible at this and I have no idea why I'm here. I haven't even placed podium in normal WorldVision, yet I have to compete where the tune does not benefit me.

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After they all entered the werkroom, trying to show off what they had, they began introducing themselves. Whilst smiles were plastered on their mouths, their eyes and ears told a different tale. Eyes darting, looking at the fine details, ears pricked up, listening for who to look out for. Chanel, Depression, Natti and Alevian spoke about their different strengths and weaknesses. Whilst Chanel sold herself on her lyrics, Natti talked of her experience. Depression didn't talk much at all.

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"Natti LaBelle certainly has got the experience, but I'm not sure that will be enough to get her to the final three."


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"Why the heck do these other contestants have big ass egos. Like they need to chill."


On the other side of the room, Tod, Chanel and Koolona were nattering away. Natti came to join them after a while, the clique seemingly composed of the experienced queens, bar Chanel, something they noticed.

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"Who's Chanel Superior? Seems alright I guess. Oh... and Natti LaBelle is so lovely hope she doesn't pass out again and get eliminated!"

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And then, a voice cut the drone of chatter...


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"Hiya bitcheeeessss!"


They turn to see HaruPaul waving and smiling cheekily at them, sneaking in during their small talk. They excitedly gasp and wave back, as if confronted by a deity.

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"EEEEEK! It's THE HaruPaul!"


HaruPaul
"Welcome to my werkroom everyone! How ya feeling? Good? Good!

So welcome to ElimiNATION everyone! Now, I don't mean to make y'all PETRIFIED but. Let it be known this ISN'T for the weak of heart. You hear me?! Anyway, to get y'all settled in... I cordially invite you all to the WorldVision Red Carpet!"
Just as everyone begins to clap and cheer, HaruPaul wears a macabre look, silencing them almost as quickly as they began to cheer. "However, first impressions are EVERYTHING. This is no more important than in your FIRST CHALLENGE!"

"For your first challenge, you will be tasked with creating a character from your nation to walk down the WorldVision Red Carpet in St. Christopher, Llalta. They will then be asked 3 questions which you can pick from a selection. Be original, funny, beautiful and smart! And make a good first impression. Lest you end up going home first..."

"Ready, set, GO! And may the best nation: win!"


Pick 3 from the below questions:
1. Will you be taking home a man/woman after tonight?
2. What's your favourite WorldVision nation?
3. What's your favourite WorldVision song?
4. Who designed your outfit tonight?
5. What do you think of St. Christopher in Llalta?
6. Who is your biggest inspiration?
7. Wow, you look awful tonight! Why?
8. Are you feeling alright?
9. What's the worst/best thing about your nation?
10. Who in ElimiNATION do you think you could beat up?


CHALLENGE 1
ROLEPLAY

Write an RP about an original character from your nation walking the WorldVision Red Carpet. Then RP your character answering 3 questions out of a selection.
Feel free to take the challenge in any direction whether it be humorous, dramatic or normal! There is also no word count, meaning you can go as little or as much as you feel is necessary. Pictures and formatting are allowed also.

Please post your finished entry on the Draft Thread. Good luck!

Entry due by 9th February 11:59AM GMT

Draft Thread

Lyric Sync for your Life Song
"Neon Lights" - Demi Lovato
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As everyone is working hard in the Werkroom, HaruPaul notices a struggling Runno Meri...


HaruPaul
"Hey Runno! How are you finding the first challenge?"

Runno Meri appears distraught as HaruPaul comes over, grinning obliviously.


Runno Meri
"I... I won't be able to do it in time. I'm really thinking about withdrawing."

These words catch the attention of every queen in the room, turning to hear more.

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"Is Runno Meri STAYING?"


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"It’s better to get something in even if it’s rushed or not that good than nothing at all!"


Runno Meri
"I know... I did try to write something but... I think it's too late."

HaruPaul places a caring hand on Runno's shoulder. Though annoying for production, all HaruPaul could do was pretend to care on screen. And with that, Runno packed up his bags, wiping tears from his eyes. And as everyone else left the werkroom at the end of the day, Runno took his things and left...

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Runno Meri, sashay away...

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Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage…KOOLONA ALLEGRA!

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There she is, walking towards the scene, Miss Koolona struts toward the stage in full fire queen couture. Oh my Gawd, is she serving fueguera cunt realness, ruffling feathers everywhere she goes! Look at her, serving fringe-on-fringe with the dedicated colors of the Achaean flag: the red-and-yellow flame defacing a half-green sheet on the top half, and the blue-white-blue tricolor on the bottom half. Complementing her look were gold-white-trimmed knock-off Eden Heel shoes from a lady that knows how to make cheap Ralph & Russo lookalikes for twenty dollars instead of one thousand. People needn’t need to know those were fake—what matters is that she looked mighty fine and damn well good.

But Koolona was never as…Koolona, with her exquisitely designed cucu and cinched hourglass waist that the Harvest Goddess would be jealous of giving it to her and demand it back from her—no, it wasn’t all so delicious. She never grew up with all the confidence a queen like Koolona could muster (and by the way, her name is a punny way of saying “Assy and Happy”). Despite all the stereotypes, Achaean drag culture can be petty, vicious, and cutthroat. Cross-dressing was one of the few avenues of queer self-exploration that could be found in the confines of machista culture and television, well into the twenty-first century. Women like Sixta Méndez, Vania Camacho, and noted transfemme prostitute-turned-tabloid celebrity Clarissa Veronna had to break barriers and become more-than-life women who took no for an answer and faced the scorn of the world. They became the Madonnas and Vivian Mercados of a generation of queer Achaeans looking to break free from the stereotypical confines of machismo and traditional gender roles.

Koolona walks with pride. Koolona walks with strength. Koolona becomes simply…Koolona. Even though Koolona is really named Alexander, a scared young little gay boy from the barrios outside Candelaria. Koolona was walking with her body, ass-up, showing some sway and sashay, but Alexander still invaded her brain, questioning her belonging, rattling away like a snake inside her. Alexander could not shut up, even when Koolona was adored by the amazing crowd receiving her, tipping and toeing towards the end of the runway. (God, did Alexander make that runway longer than it should have been!)

There it is—the end of the runway! The music is hopping, the beats are beating, and it’s time to look smart and pretty for the audience—God, it’s cold! This is something she’s not used to back in Achaea. Wait, did she tuck right? Hold up—is that a penguin!? Never mind the distractions; there was a microphone near her mouth and she needed to speak to it.

Who designed your outfit tonight?

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Um, hi! Eh, sorry, I’m not used to speaking lots of English, hehe! But uh, my beautiful Achaean fire queen couture was designed by me with Haus Couture Cosmetics by Luana Delgado…she is, uh, an excellent designer, very knowledgeable and um, friendly to the drag scene. And mira, how it moves! It is exquisite! (She moves the threads on her body and jiggles.)


First question done, dangling dress and all. Whew! This might be easier than she expected. She worried about many things, but at least this first question was the first hurdle she needed to deal with it.

What's your favourite WorldVision song?


Oh, I love WorldVision! I remember when Britonisea sang [i]Don’t Lie in Worldvision 76 in Rosario, man I loved it! I was shaking my ass with Ria Aristide and Mabel Mae and used that song for one of my drag tunes during a Carnival setlist at a gay bar with another drag sister—love you Reverie Machronne! (She blows kisses to the audience.) Can I do, like a ten-second interval? I promise I’ll be quick…


Oh, boy: was it too graphic for the Llaltese audience? Or was it too stereotypical and thus expected coming from the Achaeans? The happy-go-lucky vibe can only go so far before it being a tad ridiculous. But isn’t darg queen supposed to be ridiculous anyway?

What's the worst/best thing about your nation?


Um, Achaeans are very passionate! We live life to the fullest and love adventure. We like to party and celebrate, and we’re really really good at sex if you ask me, hahahaha! But, uh, we’re also too stubborn and fly off the handle very, um, quickly. Like I’ve been to shows where one drunk drag queen tried to break another’s teeth because she accused her of stealing her tips when she just lost the jar in the bathroom. It was hilarious but scary! She ended up apologizing and going to rehab. Anyways, we love fun!


Finally. Time to serve un close to the cameras. A wink, a little shimmy shake, a dangle here and there, maybe a kissy face to the camera and devour her way back to the stage. What matters is that she looked good. Who were we talking about though—Alexander, or Koolona?

The performance garners a few chuckles from the judges.


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Vaccum Cleaner- The Red Carpet



Vaccum Cleaner, representing a joined ticket, the half darkmanian, and half vartugian queen, arrive in a white and quite expensive limousine. And with a private driver! The press has been dying to her with the "lost in transition" name based on blowing ... things. As the white limousine parks on the edge of the red carpet, the journalists begin to take pictures, hoping they can get a front-page image of the queen who has respite flies the colours of Vartugia, is more representative of Darkmania. The door begins to open and for every millimetre the door opens, more images get taken.

She leaves the car dressed in a classical dress, inspired by "1950's movie premiers" and the press goes wild. Most of the journalists begin to ask questions, seeing a lot of hype of the queen. There are more journalist microphones and cameras than there are people on earth. Many, many questions are asked, all at once.

Journalists: *Many questions asked at once*


She grabs one of the journalist's microphones and begins to quiet the press to calm down, so she can answer them all. The camera flashes are almost blinding her.

Vaccum: Can you guys please be quiet, so I can answer most of your questions?


The press is quiet enough so she can answer the questions.

Vaccum: Thank you. Now I will answer most of them, but I will ask each journalist to repeat their questions. And I begin with you, that female carrelian-looking one. What was your question again?

Journalist 1: Who designed your dress and can I get their number?

Vaccum: That was easy. It was partly me and partly a guy named "Edvÿn Därmornek". He is like 75 years old and makes beautiful dresses. I got one of his works back from 1975, which was a resew and redesign from his dad's work from the 1930s called in English "Glamour Gala Ökrendrem". It looks the same as the 1930s dress but the colour is changed to pure white in my dress. OK. Next question. How about you there, male kalosian journalist.

Journalist 2: What is your favourite WorldVision Entry?

Vaccum: Erm... I usually don't have a favourite entry per se, but I do love that one entry where the melody is bopping and the singing, while its
crap, makes it up for the staging and who can't resist the clapping. And it was leading at one point.


Vaccum is referring to the vartugian entry "uosɐǝɹ ǝɯos ɹoɟ pǝddᴉlɟ sᴉ ǝlʇᴉʇ sᴉɥ┴" (This title is flipped for some reason), their WSC102 song who inexpertly have since become a fan favourite and the best entry from Vartugia by miles. It's a fan favourite mainly due to the music being liked by the fandom and it also has become a meme, used to express the love of vartugian quality of WSC. Or the lack of.

Vaccum: Next question goes to you, that dude from Uthossia?

Journalist 3: How are you feeling tonight?

Vaccum: Fine. I am so fine, I can slay with my katana sword. Most of the queens might say they feel fine but deep inside they know that they can beat m... can't beat me. Ok, I need to hurry. One final question. And it goes to that darkmanian journalist.

Journalist 4: Why are you presenting what WorldVision Fans calls "The Worst Country in WorldVision"?

Vaccum: Because I am here to lift Vartugia's reputation to new heights. Look out, here comes Flight 68419, departing from Sërna to destination; Paradise! Now excuse me, I have to go.


She returns the microphone to the original owner and walks towards the doors. She appears to be singing the entry she was referring to.

Null points, null points
Ignore our number and save yourself
From this ...


The door had closed so we didn't hear that final word but ah well, we can always hear it. Some day.

The performance receives little reaction.

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Red Carpet



Flapping blades cut through the night sky as a black helicopter descends from above. Upon landing, security personnel in black suits take their positions before Alevian Avanate steps out of the helicopter and embarks on the red carpet.

The 25-year-old man, born and raised in the city of Rovimini, stands at 6 '1 feet and is surrounded by his entourage of guards. In lieu of making an audacious announcement, Alevian Avanate, head held high, wears a calculated slight smirk on his face.
Alevian is become one with an asymmetric, sleek composite of a suit and bodysuit in midnight blue, studded with hundreds of scintillating small diamonds. Gold and diamonds have been constructed to create abstract scales on his face, emphasizing his blue eyes and angular face. His blonde hair has been slicked to the side with wet look gel in a fashion reminiscent of the roaring twenties. Gold leaves have been delicately woven into his hair, almost resembling a crown.

Alevian is aware that he’s taking a risk by deliberately–not by surprise–remaining speechless.
After all, sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Some battles are won through bravery, others are won through skill. Both things are innate to power, but perhaps the most versatile weapon is information, and the ability to wield it to one’s advantage.
An enigma whose layers are kept hidden, underneath the veil of a carefully crafted aesthetic and persona that must be uncovered and revealed at the right place, at the right time, introduces an unknown factor into the equation of ELIMINATION. But as the saying goes–curiosity killed the cat.

The question of who will win, the entropy of the sudden cacophony of the clicking cameras of the press against the opportunistic order of the Alevian Avanate, is finally answered when he struts onward on the red carpet.
Like flames, his attire lights up and alters its color to a rich red before it turns to a glowing golden hue. The crowd fawns over this display and journalists hurl microphones and questions at him, vying for attention.

Caught off-guard when lingerie lands in front of him, Alevian picks up the undergarments and just manages to suppress a laugh and maintain his austere gaze.



Unbeknownst to him, Avanate walks over to a male journalist from a tabloid.

Journalist 1: Whose lingerie is that?

Alevian Avanate: The flashing lights were blinding me, I couldn’t really see who threw it. Maybe, some footage could be evaluated later to identify them. Needless to say, my guards weren’t too happy about the situation. I’ll take it as a compliment, though next time I’d appreciate it if they kept it in their pants.

Journalist 1: Do you plan on keeping it?

Alevian Avanate: Should I? I guess it could be some kind of good luck charm.

Journalist 1: Will you be taking home someone after tonight?

Slightly perplexed by the question, Alevian reluctantly answers.

Alevian Avanate: Would that be conducive—


Alevian is interrupted by one of his guards who ends the prickly interview, and seizes the lingerie. Alevian continues onward on the red carpet and walks over to a female Gallicelèstian journalist from Vogue Gallicelèstia he recognizes.


Journalist 2: Mr. Avanate, who designed your outfit tonight?

Alevian Avanate: De Lucca, they’re a friend of mine and rising fashionista, and an absolute pleasure to work with. After I mentioned being selected to represent Gallicelèstia, they insisted that they’d want to help me create the perfect look.

Journalist 2: How would you describe the design process?

Alevian Avanate: We brainstormed ideas and concepts over dinner, until we finally landed on this one. We wanted to reference several current fashion movements in Gallicelèstia, honor our country through our choice of colors, and put our unique and modern spin on more antique forms of attire. Afterwards, we created several versions and prototypes before we decided which one I’d be wearing.

Journalist 2: What does your outfit represent and mean to you?
My outfit is a symbol of the passage of time–how the past, and our ideas of the future come together in the present. I was directly involved in the creative process, so it’s quite personal to me. It also is exemplary of what our nation and people are capable of when we put our mind to something.


The interview ends and Alevian and his entourage continue onward to the bloggers who also cover each WorldVision Song Contest.


Blogger: Hello Alevian, it’s so nice to meet you. Are you feeling alright?

Alevian Avanate: Thank you for asking, apart from the incident everything went according to plan.

Blogger: What’s your favorite WorldVision song?

Alevian thinks for a few seconds before answering.

Alevian Avanate: There have been so many noteworthy entries in the past, all with their individual, unique merits, it’s impossible to choose only one.


Alevian continues onward and answers several more questions by other journalists before reaching the end of the red carpet.

A mixed response. Carsuurna Kressley enjoyed it especially however.


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"UGH- I hate socializing" says Depression, Illdonya's ElimiNATION entrant. "This sucks." Depression is wearing a dark hoodie with absolutely no make up on. It (Depression's pronouns are it/its) is wearing sweatpants and dark sunglasses covering its eyes. It walks around with this "fashion" statement, saying that people need to be more casual. "Like seriously, stop asking me questions about what I'm wearing, I literally took the first thing off the shelves." says Depression. Depression limps slowly to the reporters, groaning after every step. It gives out a few autographs at the price of 100 USD in cash. Depression feels jet lagged after arriving in St. Christopher, Llalta. After posing with a few depressed fans, Depression manages to escape to the family bathroom. It hides there for a whole 3 hours. Depression was introverting in the bathroom, playing Candy Crush, Brawl Stars, Roblox, watching Youtube and TikTok.

Finally Depression needs to grab a snack and leaved the family restroom. Fans recognize it and bombard it with pictures. It is pushed back out to the crowed and into the ugly red carpet. Depression manages to bargain an autograph for a turkey dinner. As Depression eats the turkey dinner with delight, reporters come and bombard Depression with annoying-ass questions.

What is your favo(u)rite WorldVision Song? a reporter from TÖBUK asks.
Depression responds:
"Oh, finally, an easy question. It's obviously QUEENCARD by (G)I-DLE! I sure do love (G)I-DLE, one of the best groups in the world. You have to give it for the leader, SOYEON, one of the very few idols that compose and lyricize the songs entirely by herself.Their performance in WorldVision 110 in Butternutsquash, Ugunnustan at the CreamSoup Stadium representing South Korea was just spectacular! I'm a devoted Neverland and I have to say my bias is SHUHUA although my bias wrecker is surely YUQI. Though I can't deny it, MIYEON's visuals were stunning, and MINNIE's vocals were just amazing. However, it's so sad that SOOJIN was forced to leave the group because she faced bullying scandals, even though they were proven false. I guess Cube Entertainment really wanted to save its skin and kick poor Soojin out.

Queencard - (G)I-DLE

"But Depression, (G)I-DLE never participated in WorldVision, and Butternutsquash isn't a city in Ugunnustan. And South Korea doesn't participate in WorldVision." remarked the Todlichebujoki reporter.

But Depression retaliates:
"Shut up hater. You back to living on your ugly farmlands, hashtag sorry not sorry. Have fun being grabbed by your horns! I heard that's all they do in Todlichebujoku. You really can't appreciate pure art. Especially QUEENCARD by (G)I-DLE.


Depression finished its turkey dinner and walks toward the trash to throw it out. When it was bombarded with another reporter who asked another stupid ass question.

Will you be taking home a man/woman after tonight? asks the dumb-ass.

Depression simply replies:
Shut up, ugly DONKEY.


Depression was about to leave when it was asked a very interesting question it had never thought of before. Depression considered answering and finally answered.

Who is your biggest inspiration? asks someone from Ugunnustan. (Depression assumes the person is from the city of Butternutsquash)

Depression rants:
Despair is the true inspiration. We are all doomed. The climate is changing and the seas are rising. Corals are dying and so are puffins. There is no hope. Countries have become more divided and the threat of a third WorldWar is imminent. There is nothing we can do. Will you be able to save the world? A virus plagues the earth called misinformation. People refuse to get vaccinated. People throw trash out the window like how throw rocks back at the sea. The turtles are dying. What will YOU do? You are the next generation. You can save the world. The world still oppresses women and people of colo(u)r, and inflation strikes. Trade tariffs and global wars. Millions dead from Ukraine-Russia and Israel-Hamas. If Taiwan-China is next. We are all dead. What will YOU do?


The audience collapses from emotional shock. Depression leaves to go back to its hotel.

An awkward silence followed the performance. After a few moments however, HaruPaul burst into laughter, confusing the other judges.

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She wafts down from her ice-hewn coach, glittering snowflakes and wisps of frozen fog wreathing her midnight-blue velvet, embroidered with sea green threads in floral motifs and topped by plates of glassy sky-blue armor. Her hair is raven-black, and tied into a severe bun held in place by slender icicles and curling, contorted twigs enveloped in hoarfrost. Her wintry, deathly aura fades the red carpet into titian, a chilling gaze from dark storm-gray eyes sunk into pale skin greeting those who make the mistake of eye contact. She glides down the carpet at a sedate pace, and as you gaze upon her, it seems as if she is bleeding the life and color from all her surroundings, drawing it all into herself to make her seem brighter, more vibrant, and impossible to turn away from. She permits herself to smile faintly, alluringly, toward you, and suddenly your heart feels as if it is enraptured, and nothing else in the world is more important than her boundless and unending attention. Then, just as suddenly, she continues on her way, leaving you cold, empty, and desperate for a loving touch.

A brave journalist, his dedication to his craft overtaking his natural instinct to cower and flee, raises a microphone to the lich queen's veil of frost. Masking his quivering fear with loud boldness, he announces the first of his queries to the unblinking lady before him.


Will you be taking someone home after tonight?


She grins in fearsome mirth, her cackles ringing out in peals like icicles falling and shattering on granite. There is no warmth in her amused grimace, only waves of subtle terror.

Some... one? I fully intend to take many into my great and undying embrace.


She turns to those assembled, spreading terrible awe in a sweeping arc around her.

All are welcome to join me, to ascend into my grand and beautiful designs upon the world.


Taking deep, calming breaths, to quell the roiling emotions within him, the journalist continues.

Who designed your outfit tonight?


A chilling smile, one of pity. Her condescension drips from every word as she responds, the journalist quivering in his boots, the cameras managing to avoid the dark stain spreading in his pants.

Who wrought the spells to make me immortal? Who crafted the words and stanzas that rang upon your ears and brought me here? Why, none other than I.

And... some thoughts from a dear advisor, my lovely Sora Lisenco. I'm not one to turn down a second opinion... when I ask for it, that is. Unsolicited speakers, well, they find themselves unburdened of life!


Her tinkling, self-indulgent titters are interrupted as a local Llaltese child shoves the fainting journalist aside, snatching the microphone and shrieking out a question before waving it carelessly toward the lady lich's face.

WHY DO YOU LOOK SO AWFUL TONIGHT???


Her countenance rapidly freezes into an icy frown of distaste, before morphing into a sunny, heatless smile, like the brilliant winter sun shining in a cloudless, bitterly cold sky. She raises a finger, and with a flash of blue light, the child crumbles into a pile of ice and bones.

What a surprise! Well I certainly do hope that I am making everyone full of awe, this fine evening. There's not much of a reason why, it's simply in my nature.

Hmm... I don't suppose the kids these days would say that I slayed on this red carpet?


She regards those nearest to her with a withering, tight-lipped grin, with a quick glance down at the child's frosty remains.

Well, not that one anyway.


Some laugh nervously, while others are left petrified and silent by what they have witnessed. But soon, Der Tod the Lich Queen glides onward, leaving the onlookers to defrost from her stunning antarctic wake.

A seemingly popular performance fillied with laughs.


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She arrives at the International Airport in St. Christopher, she was shocked to see many beautiful buildings, and culture, and she said "Wow! I is amazing, i can't believe that i saw this, their culture looked better than our culture, it is amazing!"

When she stepped out to the city, she is even more shocked that she saw the best, and finest architecture that she ever seen, she wants to go further in St. Christopher, and he is amazed. She went to many vendors in this city, and tasted the finest Llaltese cuisine, she was blown away when she see more of this city, and she said "Hey, i just wanted to have fun, it is so shocking, and beautiful, and Llalta is my Go-to destination in the future.

She booked at the Hotel, and she finds the best room available in this hotel, just for her.

Then, A Llaltese Journalist enters the Hotel room, and she is shocked that she saw a "Stanger", and she wanted to run away, thinking that she would get "[REDACTED]", but as it turns out, she is here to be interviewed, and she calms, A Journalist said "We are here to interview you", she accepts the interview, and she was sent to the Red Carpet.

the First Question given to her is "What do you think of St. Christopher in Llalta?"
She replied, It is amazing, the beautiful culture, vibrant landscape, amazing architecture, and more, i can't believe that i visit this place that turns out to be beautiful, it is an amazing place, and i would rather retire in Llalta than to move into the Generic Retirement home in my home country. Overall, it is a great place to stay, it is affordable, and a good place to stay, and live.


the Second Question given to her is "Are you feeling alright?"
She replied, Yes, i just thought that i would be harmed, but it is just you, interviewing me, and i was like, uhh? i thought that you will harm me, but again you said that you will interview me, and yes, it is true that you will interview me, and yes indeed, i am very much alright, and i am now here in the Red Carpet, let's move on to another one.


the Last Question given to her is "What's your favourite WorldVision nation?"
She replied, While Llalta is my favorite nation in overall terms, my fave in WorldVision however is Malta Comino Gozo, they have some excellent songs that i like, such as Addict

A Journalist replied, "Ok, then what is the lyrics of Addict?

She said, i don't need to describe the lyrics, but "Venom, oh venom, it's coursing through my veins".

A Journalist said, "Ok, you have described this, but ok"


A Journalist said, "Thank You! have a nice day, and thank you for interviewing. She is relived that she was not harmed, she goes back to the Hotel, and she went on to work on her project for the rest of the day.

The judges had little reaction.

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Chanel Superior.
Chanel Superior. An icon, a legend and the most notable phenomenon of the CupcakKean TV industry. Hailing from Cheryl, Flopland, Chanel gained widespread recognition and ascended to A-list stardom after entering and consequentially winning Season 7 of Wig Drag, Mother CupcakKe's acclaimed drag race reality television programme, where she excelled at all tasks and competitions she had to face to earn the grace of the Wig Drag judges. Post-Wig Drag, Chanel was offered a bit-role in the film Charmed Snake, where she surprised consumers and critics alike with her natural acting prowess, as 'Shelia'. Since then, Chanel has starred in various films and TV shows and guest judged in Episode 3 of Wig Drag 9! After all of these successes, Kristine Jenster Broadcasting decided that Chanel would be the perfect entrant for WorldVision: ElimiNATION, which is why Chanel can be seen approaching the ElimiNATION Red Carpet right now!

The camera flash glows. The door is closed. And POSE! Chanel, wearing an elegant deep blue slit dress with sapphire jewellery to match, has arrived to the ElimiNATION Red Carpet! Before approaching the journalists, Chanel makes sure that the press get pictures of her best angles to ensure she has a good image in the evening articles in EVERY way. Once sufficient photographs, Chanel immediately strut across the carpet with finesse, power and elegance, ready to answer any question that came her way from the journalists waiting for her.

Wow, you look awful tonight! Why?

"Well, hello to you too! *giggles* So basically, I intended to wear this absolutely DIVINE diamond encrusted ballgown from Gucci, but I forgot I had it and threw on this old rag from TKMaxx instead. Hideous, isn't it? *twirling to show them the full dress* Jokes aside, this dress is from Valentino, bought JUST for this occasion! Please don't tell me you guys weren't joking or I will actually cry!!!"

What do you think of St. Christopher in Llalta?

"Right so, since this is my first time here, I decided to arrive here a few days early JUST to sightsee and learn more about St. Christopher and Llalta as a whole, and let me tell you, I absolutely LOVE it here. The food here is so different to the food in Mother CupcakKe and I just absolutely love trying new things so when I sank my teeth into Llaltese treats, I just couldn't get enough. They were just TOO good. Also, when I was a child, I loved looking at the night sky to see the stars and make a wish to them, hoping it would come true. Obviously, now I am 21, I know that that will NEVER happen but when I saw the night sky over here, I just felt like I had to try wishing to the stars again, because they were so bright and beautiful that I was reminded of that feeling when I was a child. Now I'm here, trying to make my wish of winning ElimiNATION come true!"

What are the worst and best things about Mother CupcakKe?

"Hm, this is a hard one. Let's start with the easier half: the best thing about Mother CupcakKe is how inclusive everyone is, it is just such a safe space for anyone and everyone. Thanks to this, multiculturism is a BIG thing in Mother CupcakKe; there are so many shops and restaurants of foreign cuisine as well as other things aim at specific cultures. There's something for literally everyone. Now, im my opinion, the worst thing about Mother CupcakKe is probably getting around places. Since Mother CupcakKe is a massive group of islands, cars are practically useless as most people need to travel from one island to another, so we are reliant on sea and air travel. Thankfully, the government understood this which is why domestic flights and ship journeys are incredibly cheap and are under public transport so it isn't really THAT bad but if you get seasick and are scared of planes, well..."

After her interview, Chanel graciously thanked the journalists then strut along the red carpet in humble eminence, ready for whatever she has to tackle next...

The performance was met with a few laughs here and there. HaruPaul looked impressed.


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Fashionably late as is the Natanyan way, Natti LaBelle steps out of the big black car her driver had hired for the week. Leaving her bag behind to hide the fact she’d only just finished her make-up on the way to the opening ceremony, she grabs a small clutch so she’s not totally accessory-less on the red carpet. With her late arrival, some of the journalists that lined the sides of the walk had already started to pack up, and with this being an unusual special edition of WorldVision about drag queens, not many were there to begin with. Being in a rush to get instead already anyway, this was more of a blessing than a curse, but Natti still had to cut interviews to a short one second per journalist.

First, however, it was time to pose. Natti had come in a big ginger wig, styled as a beehive. It was slightly askew due to the hasty process of getting it on only 10 minutes before they were meant to arrive, a lateness caused by a mixture of Natti’s oversleeping and her driver’s arguments with the local Llaltese car hire company over their first offering not exactly being a red-carpet ready car. The dress she was red and floor length, with a black eagle brooch on the breast, much like the design of the triangle on the hoist of the Natanyan flag. Her make-up consisted of a deep red lip and a smoky black eyeshadow to match. The rest of the Natanyan flag, the yellow and baby blue checked pattern, made the pattern on the inside of the dress. Barely visible through the split on the dress up the right leg, it was a pleasant design choice to create a subtle but noticeable homage to the arguably most iconic but arguably ugly part of the Natanyan flag.

After posing for a minute for the first set of photographers near the street, Natti started scanning the crowd for her first interviewer of the night. Immediately she noticed a familiar face, Dariya Dortziya of NTV’s own “Popular Persuasion”, a short-form pop-culture programme shown late at night after the news. A fan of the show, it was a no-brainer to get on it when she had the chance to. Natti ran right over to the admittedly quite bored looking Dariya, clearing her throat to warn Dariya to get back into journalist mode. And thus, she did.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, look who we have now tonight, finally it’s our very own Natti LaBelle! Running a tad late but looking absolutely gorgeous, nonetheless. I mean wow, just look at the hair, make-up and of course, the dress. Natti! Good to finally see you!


After Dariya’s flattering introduction for the home crowd, Natti steps into frame of the camera, likely recording rather than live, gives a short introduction of herself, as well as some explanation.

“Awww, thank you so much Dariya! It’s wonderful to see you here. I had to come here first as soon as I saw you and the PopPer crew. Yeah, we are running in a bit of a rush here, I oversleep an hour or two, so we had to get everything done quickly, and then we didn’t have a car when we were ready, it was a bit of nightmare, but we made it in the end! Gonna be some quick interviews though.”


Dariya laughs at Natti’s expressive tone while explaining her lateness. Noting that last sentence, she gets straight into her actual question for the short interview.

So, Natti, I couldn’t help but see you’ve incorporated our national flag into your dress tonight. Could you tell us who designed your outfit tonight?


Natti does a little twirl before answering.

“Yes, of course. It was actually a collaboration between me and my mother! Very homemade. I kind of had the initial idea of doing something with our national symbols. Being that Natanya’s WorldVision participation is so spotty nowadays, with us not having competed in a good while now, it means that I am really representing the nations return to visibility in the WV-sphere, so it just made sense to me to incorporate that into the red carpet look somehow. Really say ‘Look at me! Natanya is back!’ I bounced ideas back and forth with my mother, who herself is a talented seamstress, and eventually we came up with this design that balanced the beauty of the red carpet and the kitsch of basically wearing a flag. She sewed the final dress, and I made the brooch and my little matching eagle earrings here.”


Natti pointed out the black earring hanging above her shoulders for the camera.

What a wonderful backstory for a wonderful dress! Well, I’ll let you get another couple questions in with the others, but we’ll have to have a full interview soon, good luck Natti LaBelle!


Natti waved a goodbye to the camera and made her way further down the red carpet. Crossing over to the other side, she notices what seems to be some local Llaltese huddled together, a journalist but also some members of the local tourism board. Thinking it can’t be a bad thing to get some local press, she makes her way over.

Good evening, Ms. LaBelle. My name is Bruce, and I am a freelance journalist here on behalf of the Llaltese National Tourism Board. As such I must ask, what do you think of St. Christopher in Llalta?


Having to stand there and think for a moment due to the only brief time she’d spent in St. Christopher so far, Natti quickly came up with a positive but truthful account of the small capital.

“Oh, it’s a wonderful little town. Feels so homely so far despite my short time here. I guess it’s ‘cause the whole nation is small but you honestly wouldn’t guess you’re in a national capital. It’s far removed from the chaos of rush hour Nightton I’ll tell you that much. Instead of beeping traffic, we have the ocean and the docks, much more relaxing. Reminds me of a seaside town I saw in a documentary about Teesdexxia, Whitby I think it was called? But regardless, love the small-town vibe here, making this competition feel more like a holiday!”


Highly excited at getting exactly the touristy soundbite that they wanted, Bruce and his crew thanked Natti for her time and let her move onto the next interviewer. Her Llaltese PR work was done for the time being. Scanning the remaining faces in the last third of the runway, a tall, handsome man took her fancy. Brunette hair and fluffy beard to match with toned tanned arms on show. He was clearly Achaean, but this was confirmed when she saw “RosaNoticias” on his microphone. Unfortunately, RosaNoticias were notorious for asking invasive and person questions to get juicy gossip for their articles, rather than the more meaningful type of interviews. Hesitant for a moment, Natti decided that some RosaNoticias gossip will at least give her a bit more personality after the first two tame questions, so decides to brave whatever they’d ask for an excuse to get close to this Achaean hunk. RosaNoticias did not disappoint.

Hola Natti LaBella! Maravillosa to see you hunny. Mi llamó es Mateo Diego Emiliano Sebastián Leonardo Ángel da Silva Rodríguez, but you can just call me Matt. Must say, you look espléndida tonight. So of course, Matt must ask the hermosa Natti, will you be taking a man home tonight, si?


Despite expecting trash, Natti was still momentarily taken aback by such a brash question being their opener.

“Wow that is, uh, quite the question. Though to be fair what can I expect from a news agency run by Achaean f[REDACTED]s. It was not particularly at the top of my itinerary tonight, to be honest. I mean who knows, maybe a romance will blossom tonight, but I am mainly here to make an entrance and look pretty for the opening ceremony, not to open my legs. I guess it would be hypocritical of me to act totally offend, I did choose this interview to get a closer look at those muscles after all. Who knows, maybe I’ll cop a Tödlichebujoki daddy after all the pomp and circumstance is out of the way.”


Laughing her way out of the interview in order to not look like too much of a prude, Natti makes her escape from the Achaeans and instead reaches the top of the red carpet and poses for some final photos in front of the special edition’s logo. Finally, she rushes inside, profusely apologising to the disapproving Llaltese officials. She gives one more wave back to the flashing cameras before heading inside to take her seat in the hall and catch the rest of the already ongoing ceremony, sneaking in and sitting at the one empty table at the back with the rest of her team. Thankfully, it was not yet time for any of the queens to be on stage as an old Llaltese man was still rambling introductions.

A seemingly suitable ending.

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After watching all 8 entries, it was time for the judging to commence...


HaruPaul
"Well, I must say. Congratulations for an excellent week 1! You should all be extremely proud!"


Everyone claps cordially, though no amount of congratulations could hide the fear of the upcoming judging.

HaruPaul
"You all left your mark on that red carpet tonight.

However, as you all must know, the judging must commence. I will begin by reading out the names of the Safe Queens.


Chanel Superior...

Alevian Avante...


You are both safe. You may now leave the mainstage."


A wave of relief washes over the two queens, having both survived the very first week. Fit to fight another day. For the other queens however, the games had only just begun.

HaruPaul
"All who remain, you represent the Tops and Bottoms of this week. May judging commence. Let's start with Koolona Allegra."


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HaruPaul
"Hey Kool Kool Koolona! How'd you find the challenge?"

Koolona Allegra
"I couldn't wait to have fun with these messy queens! But... I'm not messy, I'm just Achaean!"


The judges laugh at her fun, sassy persona. Koolona seems relieved they haven't grilled into her yet, hoping her personality might soften whatever she has coming for her.

Michele Visage
"Oh, this is SO Ach. It would be nice if there was a little more than just speech in the question bit, but I think it's really good and distinctive!"


Carsuurna Kressley
"I'm not sure. For me, it is firmly middle of the road, maybe the upper end however."


HaruPaul
"You know it really screams Achaea for me, which I love! You definitely have your distinct brand and identity, so I'm happy that you showed it off. Your performance was funny, sassy and you! However, I can't help but feel that it was a little safe. I want to see you push your boundaries, and show us more of what you have to offer.

Overall however, well done!"


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HaruPaul
"Well, I sure was surprised by the direction you took this. Well, given your um... reputation? In fact, I considered it rather safe and uninteresting."

Carsuurna Kressley
"Shockingly well put together. More than expected!"

HaruPaul
"Well. We did expect nothing! I think by itself, it's very nondescript. You don't really learn much about this character, or anything about her, which was the aim of the challenge."


Michele Visage
"Yeah, it's fine. But there really isn't a lot there. Otherwise, good attempt."


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Before anyone can speak, HaruPaul begins to chuckle.

HaruPaul
"Oh my god... hello Depression! How did you find your first week?"

Depression
"I love (G)I-"


Michele Visage
"Oh. Oh... oh no. I don't like it. It as in depression. No thanks.

Clearly some work was put into it, but your character feels a bit like one of those people who said they weren't like other girls when that thing was big. But mixed with whatever was going on in Bad Cinderella."


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"Mhm. Those jokes did NOT land, and the performance was bland!"

HaruPaul
"Well I can agree it wasn't that good... but oh my god did I chuckle. DONKEY. *wheeze*

If you laugh at something ironically, it's still enjoyment! Right? Right?

Anywho, I enjoyed it. Well done?"


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HaruPaul
"Hey Der Tod!"

Der Tod the Lich Queen
"Hey Haruuu!"

Carsuurna Kressley
"Funny and well done, but I thought there would be more to it?"

Michele Visage
"I thought the opposite! I thought it was a little on the long side, but that's alright! It was fun and distinctive."

HaruPaul
"100%! I thought it was funny and you really took time to develop your character, tell us who they are. A really unique character too, that bounces off the scenario well, so I could tell you had a lot of fun! As a result, I think you really hit the nail on the head. Well done!"


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HaruPaul
"Meh! You can compliment Llalta all you want but I'm really not sure about this one."

W. Ross Mathews
"Well, I love anything that compliments me personally. Still, looking it at it objectively it is a little random, a bit simple."

Carsuurna Kressley
"The whole thing was performed in an odd perspective, and the consistent, weird vibe everyone in the situation is giving is really off-putting.

Oh and considering that a big part of it seems to be about being assaulted.. well, just makes me feel a bit iffy"


Michele Visage
"I can't get past the rough grammar. Overall just seems a bit amateurish."

HaruPaul
"I hope you take this as a learning opportunity."


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HaruPaul
"Well, well, well! I wasn't expecting that."

W. Ross Mathews
"Yeah this is really, really good!"

Michele Visage
"Now THIS is what I like to see. Distinctive, filled with character, hilarious, and also with good spelling unlike a certain one I could name. VERY good."

Carsuurna Kressley
"And there's REALNESS because I'd do whatever if I saw a fit man on the red carpet!"

HaruPaul
"Well, your desire to return bigger and better than before can definitely be seen here! You did everything we wanted to see: good description, communicating your character well and humour. A very, very strong return. I'm proud!"
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Following the judging, the contestants were asked to leave whilst the judges conferred. When they were called back, the room became cold with tension...


HaruPaul
"I am ready to announce the results.

Koolona Allegra, we loved how you left the red carpet hot. Next time however, we want it scorching.
You are safe.

Conversely, Der Tod the Lich Queen, you made the freezing ice look as hot as fire.

Natti LaBelle, you may have been late, but as they say: last, but not least.

You are the winner of this weeks challenge!

Der Tod the Lich Queen, you are safe.
"


Der Tod and Natti embrace, celebrating Natti's triumphant return to the WorldVision sphere, being the first to win a challenge. Would Natti be able to live up to their first win? Only time would tell. As the three high queens leave the stage, only three queens are left standing, now powerless to change their fate.

HaruPaul
"Now for the bottom 3.

Your character was a little too squeaky clean, Vacuum Cleaner.

You are in the bottom 2.


Depression. Well, self explanatory. However, it wasn't all tears and sadness.
You are safe.

That means Mijinak,

You are in the bottom 2.


As the queens prepare to lyric sync for their lives however, moving to stand on either side of the stage, HaruPaul raises her voice.

HaruPaul
"However, as Runno Meri chose to exit the competition earlier this week, I have decided that no one will be going home this week.

Vacuum Cleaner, Mijinak, don't let me see you here again.

You are both safe.

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Elimination Theme Song

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The queens return to the Werkroom, ready to face another challenge. Whilst some are glad to have survived unscathed, some begin to worry...

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"Yay! Nice to finally come top in something WorldVision related! Now wondering what next weeks challenge is. If it's graphics then I'm about to go top to bottom like a men.com exclusive..."


The queens excitedly gather around the table, catching up on the recent events. Whilst others congratulate Natti LaBelle, Alevian and Chanel manifest winning together, being 'Safe' buddies. Depression exclaims how they didn't expect to be so high.

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And then, a voice cut the drone of chatter...


HaruPaul
"Good morning! All good? Good!"

"Now for this weeks challenge... well, let me not spoil it for you yet! However, it is going to be a Teams challenge! For the challenge, you will be split into two groups of four. Kaykay?"

"For my team captains: well, I'm all about second chances. I think it's time for last week's bottom two queens to show what they can really do! Pagovaterak Mijinak ze Žémķörøw and Vacuum Cleaner! Come on up here! Now I'm going to flip a coin. Vacuum you're heads."


HaruPaul flips the coin, the others watching with anticipation.

HaruPaul
"Heads! Alright Vacuum Cleaner, you first!"

Vacuum Cleaner
"Depression!"

Pagovaterak Mijinak ze Žémķörøw
"Chanel!"

Vacuum Cleaner
"Come on up here Der Tod!"

Pagovaterak Mijinak ze Žémķörøw
"Alevian...!"

Vacuum Cleaner
"NATTI!"

HaruPaul
"And that means Koolona, you go with Mijinak!"


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"Picking me last. Scrap what I said. I'm about to get messy!"

HaruPaul
"Now we have our teams: it's time to reveal the challenge!"

"For this week's challenge, I am asking you to create a Host Bid in your teams for WorldVision 113! This includes a few graphics, a bit of writing, and your teamwork! I can hear you groan through the monitor, yes, yes. But there's four of you so, you're just going to have to make it work!

"Ready, set, GO! And may the best nation: win!"


TEAM VARTUGIA
Vartugia
Illdonya
Todlichebujoku
Natanya

TEAM FURBALLLAND
Furballland
Mother CupcakKe
Gallicelestia
Achaean Republic


CHALLENGE 2
HOSTING

In your teams, create a host bid for the 113th WorldVision Song Contest. This includes Logo, Scoreboard, Hosts and a small amount of writing about wherever you choose to set your host bid.
A slogan and stage are optional, and you can choose any location from one of the nations in your teams. You will be judged in your teams, so it is in your best interest to contribute.

One member of each team may post the finished host bid on the Draft Thread. Good luck!

Entry due by 16th February 11:59PM GMT

Draft Thread

Lyric Sync for your Life Song
"All About Tonight" - Pixie Lott

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In the werkroom, the girls split into their teams and begin working on their host bids...


Team Furballland

Alevian Avanate
"Let's get straight to slaying the competition, shantay we stay to slay another day! A concept I came up with for the challenge - 'Open Your Heart'?"

Koolona Allegra
"Let's get it over and done with: I'm not putting a host city since I'm already hosting WorldVision 112."

Alevian Avanate
"I have an idea: what if we select a location to co-host, with one host from each of our nations?"

Koolona Allegra
"Why not pick one city from each -"

Alevian Avanate
"Had an idea for a host location: what about creating a heart-shaped artificial island? Then we have one host location that could be considered some kind of international territorial zone. That way we don't have to choose an existing city from any of the countries and maybe can add to theme of unity... or coming together by "open[ing] your heart"."

Chanel Superior
"Hmm... this is good idea as it sorts out where we are hosting. Although we need to think of roleplay to -"

Alevian Avanate
"What about a floating island or city? You know, it might be more environmentally sustainable than amassing tons of sand to create an artificial island. Anyway, here are some graphics are have whipped up."


With that Alevian Avanate began delegating the tasks, managing most of the concepts an graphics by himself, whilst Chanel Superior tried to help anyway they could, despite limited experience.


Team Vartguia

Natti LaBelle
"God, why do we have to be named after Vartugia."

Depression
"I'm gonna churn out some logos right now."

Der Tod the Lich Queen
"I think at this stage, we should brainstorm slogans and host cities, before jumping to logo design."

Depression
"ALSO... I know what Alevian Avanate is up to! He sent me his graphics."

Der Tod the Lich Queen
"Aw, bless his heart. He's trying so hard."

Natti LaBelle
"He posted that logo and slogan before..."


The group worked slowly but surely. Der Tod chose to have the bid in Todlichebujoku, Natti aiming to out-Achaea the Achaean Koolona Allegra. Der Tod then created the logo and slogan, inspired by Art Nouveau, and began delegating tasks.

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As the teams knuckle down to work hard, HaruPaul comes to check on them...


HaruPaul
"Hey Team Furballland! How y'all doing?"


Chanel Superior
"I believe we are doing okay. We are definitely making progress and are on track to making a host bid by the deadline!"


HaruPaul
"What roles are you playing in the team?"


Chanel Superior
"I will most likely focus on roleplay, I have already prepared my own host for the bid. I also tried making progress... which... looks tolerable but Alevian Avanate made them way better!"


Koolona Allegra
"Miss Alevian Avanate has worked her CULO off to help everybody out! She is a great teammate, and a really strong leader."


HaruPaul
"Well it seems, thanks to Alevian, you all have your work cut out for you! I'll leave you to it, good luck!"

HaruPaul
"Hey... Vacuum, Queen... cards. How are you doing?"


Natti LaBelle
"It's sorta difficult, but we're getting there! We've got a locale and a general theme, so we're now moving onto specifics."


HaruPaul
"So what are your roles in the team?"


Natti LaBelle
"Der Tod is playing host and is the main one doing graphics, Depression is using his K-Pop stan knowledge to find us a cute stage and, stuff, and I'm brainstorming ideas for the lore side of things and will likely do a fair bit of the writing when we get to it and Vacuum Cleaner..."


HaruPaul
"..."


Natti LaBelle
"... Is giving moral support as team leader!"


HaruPaul
"... So are you feeling confident?"


Natti LaBelle
"Confident we'll win the challenge? Not particularly. But confident we'll at least get a competent and competitive host bid out in time? Actually yeah!"


Der Tod the Lich Queen
"I'm confident we will make the other team quiver in their little booties."


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"We may have 3 guys working on a bid and their team leader being busy having a life, but we will slay with the bid and the other team will ALL lyric sync for their LIVES!"


With that, the teams worked hard to finish their bids, Vacuum writing a very, very rough draft. Eventually however, the time was up, though Team Furballland struggled with posting their bid.

Der Tod the Lich Queen
"Team Furballland are probably going to win because Alevian Avanate has nothing else to live for in his SAD LITTLE LIFE JANE! But we will make them doubt themselves!"

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Introducing...

Kunuka-Vamanzi, Tödlichebujoku

Treble In Paradise


Welcome to Kunuka-Vamanzi, the Tödlichebujoki paradise in the vast Valdamenas Ocean to the east of the nation’s mainland. Known for its near-tropical Mediterranean climate, this beautiful city on the island of Umuakvu is the perfect place for the Queens and Kings of the world to congregate for the next WorldVision Song Contest. The Kunuka-Vamanzi City Council and the newly formed ‘Central Universal National Television' broadcasting group are proud to present to the world our official WV113 bid. Get ready for Treble in Paradise!

The city of Kunuka-Vamanzi lies in the north of Tödlichebujoku’s Sasechaya Islands. Known for their balmy subtropical climate, the islands have beautiful beaches stretching for miles along their coastline which come abuzz with the exotic nightlife of the city that make for a top destination for musicians, WV-megafans and general tourists alike. Even the WorldVision officials won’t be able to resist a quick dip in the warm waters when the competition comes to the city. The beaches in the city are of shining white coral sand, but elsewhere on the islands, stunning volcanic black sand beaches are also common. Along the shorelines in the north of the Islands, where Kunuka-Vamanzi is located, the weather is almost perpetually warm and sunny, while it’s cool and misty higher up the mountains and to the south of the archipelago. No matter what your preferences are, you’ll find a place of comfort and peace.

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Originally a sleepy fishing village, Kunuka-Vamanzi and the island it sits upon has been a popular winter get-away destination among the Tödlichebujoki upper classes for centuries after its discovery and controversial annexation into the Tödlichebujoki political sphere by the Prince of Nahua (a topic for another time). However with the advent of the modern age and the popularisation of package holidays among the middle and lower classes, the popularity of the city boomed. This explosion in tourism also caused an explosion in the economy, transforming sleepy KuVa into the principal city of Sasechaya archipelago and a mainstay in the cultural consciousness of Tödlichebujoku and beyond when thinking of island breaks, and such, many a classic Tödlichebujoki classic love song or movie have used the city as a nostalgic setting.

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The city sprawled out into the surrounding farmlands as new developments were built for tourists, but also a booming population from the mainland wanting that easy island life. This influx of migrants from the rest of Tödlichebujoku led to the city having a unique blend of traditional and contemporary cultures compared to the rest of the settlements in the archipelago. Still underlined by the indigenous Sasechayan culture, a fusion formed with the general Taploukki culture of Tödlichebujoku, as well as other cultures from the many nations across the Valdamenas Ocean, such as the “far western” (really eastern from the perspective of Sasechaya) nations of Naforâchia, Solonguia, and Gôtruca. This reputation also gave the city a higher level of foreign migrants and international restaurants as a result of, so no matter whether a nation’s entrant gets a bit homesick so far from home, they are sure to be able to find a familiar taste and some friends somewhere among KuVa’s colourful streets to bring their anxiety levels right back down.

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There is a multitude of things to do in the Sasechaya Islands. The most obvious options for such a locale include relaxing on the beachfront, swimming and snorkelling among the coral reefs, and enjoying the flavours of mangos and pineapples amongst the sound of crashing waves. And of course, the always beloved dragon rides high above the city for an adrenaline-pumping aerial view of all the city’s landmarks and mountains. But that’s not all you can do. Souvenir shoppers will find nirvana in the Oke Osimiri shopping complex, a pedestrian-focused centre adjacent to downtown and filled with an array of exciting shops and eateries. Occasionally the centre plays host to races in the national go-kart league, where it is known as the Oke Osimiri Coconut Mall track. Those less interested in materialism and capitalism will find healing and beauty not only in the many houses of worship through the city, catering to a wide variety of faiths, but also in large areas of protected natural land that cover landscapes ranging from desert-like low shrublands to fog-draped mountain forests. The Sasechaya Islands are a place of great diversity in all things, which is excellent for our international WorldVision audience to appreciate.

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Due to the high level of tourism to the city and its surrounding area, much funding has been funnelled from both the provincial and national governments into the public transportation of the area to create a world class system. To move from A to B in the city is a breeze with the interconnected public transport ley lines reaching out even into the local resort and satellite towns, containing all sorts of forms of transport, including metro-lines, tram-lines and the expansive carpetbus lines wafting softly from stop to stop. And of course, the most important for any island chain, ferry-lines. Exploring the city and getting to the venue from your accommodation will be child’s play when using the smooth system. Similarly, the large influx of tourists has made the city well equipped to handle the influx of fans and officials needed to be housed when welcoming an edition of the WorldVision Song Contest.

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Hotels, BnBs and hostels are dotted all across the metropolitan area, but most prominently along the wide stretches of shining beaches. Here you can find a wide variety of accommodations, ranging from the elegant and historic colonial-era Grãde Ouciental close by downtown, to the more modern staples such as the Sisápiha tower on the nationally-famed Oiyova Beach. From the city’s bustling downtown, the quieter suburbs or the nature of the surrounding area, this allows a range of available options to suit the preference or budget of all incoming fans and delegations. Who knows? Maybe some fans will fall in love with the environs and become residents themselves!

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Our selected venue of this bid is the Halaas Nóó Arena, the home of the most oddly located Tödlichebujoki ice hockey team - the Sasechaya Samuhait (in English, the Sasechaya Smoky Sharks). Outside of the world of sport, the arena is a world class music venue. If you can name a major Tödlichebujoki artist or band, they have likely performed at the HNA, along with a fair number of visiting foreign acts too. The HNA can seat around 17,000 spectators when in a concert arrangement with high tiered seating allowing for panoramic views of the stage from every corner of the area. The HNA is equipped with easy accessibility to both seating areas and food and drink so fans with extra needs need not worry, the HNA team will be there to give full support.

Furthermore, its status primarily as a sporting venue means it is also well equipped to feed and hydrate the masses that may descend on it during the contest. The stands and surrounding areas are packed with tasty kiosks offering a wide selection of food and drink all around the perimeter of the arena. As the home of the island's premier ice hockey team, the HNA is also strongly linked to the local community, rather than just catering to the seasonal tourists. The SS Community Outreach is a cornerstone of Kunuka-Vamanzi’s diverse populace, weaving together the multiple communities with each other and the local Sasechayans in support for their sporting heroes. With the entrances and walkways lined with images of the players, supporters and local area, visitors will get to feel like more than just another tourist, but like they’ve got to know a part of the KuVa community for their WorldVision stay.



The stage was designed by Illdonyan stage and fashion designer Jayin Moon and we are proud to announce that he has worked diligently with us to produce one of the most advanced stages to ever be used for WorldVision. Designed to incorporate the stylistic theming of the Art Deco inspired graphics while still feeling fresh and modern, the stage is layered with a large LED screen backing the stage, a pyramid composed of OLED screens as the centrepiece and small, movable LED palm trees as props. All of this is on the main section of the stage, up on steps from a lower stage section which itself leads to a walkway into the audience. Designed and built to fit and elevate any staging ideas to new heights.

We are dedicated to providing the utmost best for each act and we will do everything we can to ensure it. We will be able to provide pyrotechnics of all types, smoke and lasers. We also have the logistics ready to make sure that props of large sizes can be rolled on and off the stage seamlessly to make for a flawless edition of our favourite song contest. With our host city being part of the Reborn Republic of Tödlichebujoku, we will also have access to the little staging bonuses Tödlichebujoki magic can deliver, with in-arena magical weather affects and apparitions available at the disposal of our delegations, it is not just the TV viewers that will receive a visual wonder. All in all, this joint bid would be set up to have production and staging that would go down in WorldVision history to be remembered fondly by fans for decades to come.

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We here at Central Universal National Television always want the best hosts when it comes to WorldVision and we are proud to announce that Darkmania’s television host queen Hëntryëtta Tÿrlingen is our candidate to host the competition. She already showed us her hosting prowess when the Darkmanian city of Anÿme held the 92nd WorldVision Song Contest and we are glad to announce she is back again having another shot at displaying her skills, humour and beauty for the viewers at home. She guided us through WV92 gracefully and is ready to up the ante to a new level if given the chance to host again. Her personality cannot be contained and she is ready to be an unrivalled force on the stage.

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The general theming of our bid, and thus our graphics, is one of “high class in the tropics”. Bringing a more sophisticated style to an island getaway hosting, rather than giving children machetes like Achaea. This is demonstrated through our classic styled graphics, taking inspiration from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements of the early 20th century’s gilded age to invoke a nostalgic sophistication throughout the contest and its visual aspects.

Our scoreboard uses a typical font of the era and embraces a floral (well really more like a foliar) motif to echo the lushness of the islands and the concept of paradise. The logo itself consists of a palm tree, with a happy little serpent wrapping itself around the trunk to form a treble clef, in an exciting and cheeky interpretation of the motto “Treble In Paradise”.

Our postcards would also follow the theme running through the bid while also engaging delegations by asking them what in their nation they would consider “a place of paradise”, and then airing this corner of their nation to the world before their performance. Each nation would have free range to choose and location that they feel fits the bill for the theming, as long as it’s a place within their borders. It would provide a great chance for nations to show off a hidden gem corner of their nation to the world and boost their image while staying true to both themselves and the theme of the contest.

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We at Multinational Broadcasting Agreement have a wide range of experience when it comes to hosting international song competitions. With multitudes of WV, WHF and special/junior edition hostings under our collective belt, our collaboration would surely make for one of the greatest hostings of WorldVision in recent memories. We are committed to following through and going beyond in creating a wonderful edition for all involved. So please, vote for this bid and come enjoy the WorldVision Song Contest 113 with us all in Kunuka-Vamanzi!

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Signed by the lovely queens from “Multinational Broadcasting Agreement”
Natti LaBelle (Natanya)
Der Tod the Lich Queen (Tödlichebujoku)
Depression (Illdonya)
Vaccum Cleaner (Vartugia)

The judges seem pleased.
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Team Furballland



Alevian Avanate (Gallicelèstia), Channel Superior (Mother CupcakKe), Koolona Allegra (Achaean Republic), Mijinak Ze Zemkorow (Furballland)

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Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6


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After being presented with both bids, it was time for the judging to commence...


HaruPaul
"You girls just continue to amaze me! Wow... I have no words!"

"Each bid would win in any edition."

"However in ElimiNATION... there can only be one winner. Let's start with Team Vacuum-Queencard."



Team Vacuum-Queencard

HaruPaul
"Hey Team!!"

Michele Visage
"Your bid felt like a bit of a throwback. It gives... WorldVision in the 70s. It's definitely a more traditional bid."


Carsuurna Kressley
"But in a good way! You know I loved the slogan -"


W. Ross Mathews
"I disagree. I think it has a negative spin. Makes me immediately think trouble."


HaruPaul
"But I think that makes it less generic! It's negative-fun like a scandalous affair or vintage murder mystery on a trans-continental train kind of thing. I must say, the simple, art nouveou aesthetic is something I really enjoyed about this bid!"


W. Ross Mathews
"I'm not sure... it doesn't excite me. It is more akin to a World Hit Festival hosting, retro, classy and sleek - you can tell Der Tod did the designs. I think at the end of the day, it's very much slap some text on a picture and call it a day, which isn't always a bad thing, but in a bidding war it doesn't look great if you want the win! Don't get me wrong it's very nice, but not fantastic."


HaruPaul
"Personally, while I get those comments, I still really enjoy your bid for it's classy minimalism, whilst also being something a little different! I liked the stage video and the way the aesthetic matched the locale. Thematically sound and well thought out, I really enjoyed it. I could also tell it was a real team effort, with everyone pitching in some way or another! Well done, I really enjoyed it."



Team Furballland

HaruPaul
"Well hello Alevian Avanate & friends!"

Carsuurna Kressley
"Very impressive. Impressive amounts of RP, animated graphics and time and energy!"


Michele Visage
"God. I can't get over that ugly background however."


HaruPaul
"I think that's a little too far but, I can't help but not be excited by the graphics! I think it's great that they move but..."


Michele Visage
"Agreed. I think the graphics look kinda samey."


W. Ross Mathews
"I LOVE the graphics personally! And Alevian Avanate... well you were definitely the MVP for this team. Your delegating and organisational skills are impressive."


HaruPaul
"Ignoring the last 30 minutes of course. But it is a very, very impressive bid. Well thought out, graphically impressive and modern. My only real faults are personal ones, such as the location! I'm not sure I get it! I think perhaps, it was a detail that was overthought out and convoluted."


Michele Visage
"Maybe if they moulded their bid to suit it rather than just, adding it in."


HaruPaul
"I also can't ignore that for a team challenge, the work, though extremely impressive, was very one-sided. However, I can't deny that it wasn't an impressive, if not overthought bid with a cohesive array of graphics, intelligently implemented throughout the bid to create something sleek, modern and up to date with the current WorldVision scene. You should all be very proud of yourselves, and Alevian Avanate in particular."


The judges deliberate intensely for minutes on end, seemingly having a verbal tug of war between the two bids. Eventually, HaruPaul solemnly nods in agreement with the rest of the panel, before addressing the queens.

HaruPaul
"Two very impressive bids stand before me."

"Team Vacuum-Queencards. Overall, I loved your graphics, theme and slogan which I thought together, created a classy, fun and playful bid that enticed me to the sunny beaches of Kunuka-Vamanzi. However, some of the judges found your bid to be nothing new, playing it a little too safe, especially compared to the competition. However, your teamwork was something we admired about your bid.

Team Furballland. On the other hand, we found your bid to be exciting, modern and sleek. An ambitious and well executed bid that made me believe what you promised. However, striving too hard to be different can create something that feels overworked and over-the-top, something your bid teeters on the line of, especially seen in your location, which we found confusing and unnecessary. And, compared to the other team, your reliance on Alevian Avanate worries us, and we couldn't help but imagine the result if Alevian Avanate was not on your team. Even so, the end product is impressive regardless of the means."

"However, after much deliberation, we have decided that the winning team for this challenge is..."

Team Furballland, you are the winning team. You are safe.
You may now leave the main stage.

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After Team Furballland's victory, only Team Vacuum-Queencard remained...

HaruPaul
"You may have lost, but you still did an amazing job. However, when someone wins, someone must unfortunately lose."

"So now must come the question:
Who do you think was the weakest in your team?"


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Depression
"Vacuum Cleaner & Natti LaBelle."

"Vacuum wrote a rough draft but it was REALLY messy. Please work on your English skills. #Duolingo."

"I would put Natti there too as they did a bit of the writing but wasn't very helpful with graphics. He did clean up the Vacuum Cleaner mistakes but I feel that they didn't really contribute."


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Der Tod the Lich Queen
"A difficult question. I hate to do this, because we all really did our part without much trouble. Depression was great at brainstorming logos early on, but unfortunately they had apparently planned on staking their territory on the logo and scoreboard graphics... which I then seized wen we eventually decided on a host city and theme. That was a bit awkward! But in the end, they did manage to find us a great stage and make a lovely video of it."

"Meanwhile, Natti LaBelle did not take control of any specific element, but was crucial in helping with location and theme, and adding to the writing effort."

"So my final verdict is that HaruPaul was the wea-"


A turret raised from the sides of the stage and began firing rounds and rounds of bullets into Der Tod the Lich Queen, leaving her in a messy, bloody puddle on the stage floor. Luckily, by some Todlichebujokuan contrivance, she was able to revive because crystal this and dragon that.


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Natti LaBelle
"I would've given you a different answer if you asked like, 2 days ago. Early on, Vacuum Cleaner didn't really do much. One day he said like, 2 words, but later really pulled his finger out of his ass and got to work laying the foundations for our bid writing. Though most was edited or rewritten."

"Illdonya helped a lot with the stage and produced a nice little video but was quite preoccupied with that one section. Though to be fair to him he did help a lot with the brainstorming for different concepts in earlier drafts, such as the postcards and the city's lore and posting about 50 potential logos he made. So in the end, both contributed a fair amount considering but I'd have to say Illdonya was the weakest of our team. Immediately slagging off the other team's bid and the Lyric Sync For Your Life song did not help either."


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Vacuum Cleaner
"Before I begin, I disagree with Natti being the weakest from some of you. While I've been too busy she stepped up. There is a reason why she was handed over the Team Leader Tiara for the last hours of the challenge when I was gone."

"This is a bit of a shock, but I think I did the worst. I've been too busy with other things and felt that I was more of a ghost than a genuine team leader. This is something I will take with me to the next week so I can be more of a queen and less of a lazy high school student."


HaruPaul
"Thank you for answering."

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Following the judging, the contestants were asked to leave whilst the judges conferred. When they were called back, the room became cold with tension...


HaruPaul
"I am ready to announce the results.

It was clear to me that the heart of Team Furballland was none other than Alevian Avanate.

You are the winner of this weeks challenge!

Chanel Superior, Mijinak and Koolona Allegra though you are safe, though not by much. Without Alevian Avanate, you three may have shared a different fate. Don't let someone else carry you week to week.
Step it up.


Whilst Team Furballland appeared joyous at first, HaruPaul's comment had clearly rung true. The three suddenly appear shamed at their 'hollow' victory as they walk to the back of the stage, once again tracing the footsteps of their leader, Alevian.

HaruPaul
"Now for the bottom 4.

Der Tod the Lich Queen, it was clear to me that you tried to save Treble in Paradise the best you could.
You are safe.

Depression. Unfortunately, though your contributions were valuable, not everyone can be safe.

You are in the bottom 2.


It seems your rough draft left much to be cleaned Vacuum Cleaner, though as team leader you were loved

You are in the bottom 2.

That means Natti LaBelle, You are safe.


✖✖✖


"Prepare to LYRIC SYNC FOR YOUR LIFE!"

"Good luck, and DON'T fuck it up."



Lyric Sync For Your Life
"All About Tonight" - Pixie Lott

LYRICS (0:44 - 1:12)
Yeah, the night is alive
You can feel the heartbeat
Let's just go with the flow
We've been working all week
Tomorrow doesn't matter
When you're moving your feet
It's all about tonight

Yeah, we'll be dancing and singing
And climbing up on the tables
We'll be rocking this party
So tell the DJ don't stop
Grab someone if you're single
Grab someone if you're not
It's all about tonight
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LYRIC SYNC FOR YOUR LIFE!


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Depression dug through the landfill looking for any sort of inspiration. Then it came across a pamphlet advertising tourism to We-Are-Dice-Land. Then it struck. It could receive help from one of the most prominent groups there. "Hello, CHANCE GURLS, you there?" Depression called. Surprisingly they accepted. After a bit of planning and choreography work, Depression was ready.




Depression and CHANCE GURLS walked on stage. They were ready to begin performing a short clip of HaruPaul's Song—only this time, with new lyrics.

The chorus plays. To begin, Depression and the Chance Gurls slash their arms to the left. With less than a second later, Depression and Chance Gurls bring their right arm up in a sweeping fashion at an elevated speed. Then they quickly bring that same arm down while bringing the other arm (the left one) to their forehead. The left arm goes back down as the right one comes back up but with their fists clenched. The next dance move bring their right arm to the left cheek while the right one is placed right next to the left. Their hands each make a hand symbol that seems to vaguely resemble an iris flower. The hands slightly separate as if there is a thin glass door in between the hands. The camera zooms in while they dance in perfect sychronization.

我的心在跳動,我感受到音樂
我想整天跳舞唱歌


For the next section of the chorus, Depression and Chance Gurls are raising their let fist while their right one is down low, around thigh length. The left fist is opened up, becoming a palm, which is then moved down back and forth, like someone making a stop signal with their hands multiple times; each time getting lower and lower—closer in line to the belly. When the left hand is in line to the belly, they then move their left arms outward and the right arms is brought back up again to touch the left one in the middle. This move was used to prep the more "iconic" move—the iris one. Again, Depression and Chance Gurls bring their hands to the left side and my an iris like shape; and again, they separate the hands as if there is a glass door. The camera zooms to Depression's face and then to one of the members of Chance Gurls.

We are the queens of the world and nothing can beat
We power on so bright


The camera then zooms out, where it is quite hard to see the exact movements of Depression and Chance Gurls but if you look closely you might be able to make it out. It seems that they have now put their right arm to their wrist. Then, with very little effort, they "roll" their hips down, all while thrusting their left arm out. They move their hands downward, yet off to an angle. They clasp their hands together and flip to both sides of the hands. The camera cuts to a close up camera. Quickly, they swing this clasp downwards again—similar to a pendulum, with their left arm discreetly making a fist. With the momentum of the "pendulum", the left hand swing to the chest, now in a fist, and double taps the fist to the chest—in a similar way to someone who might pound their chest. The pounding then becomes more of a wavy movement, with the elbow going up whist the fist moves down—emulating the forearms as a wave. Chance Gurls and Depression make a few steps to coordinate with this motion, making it fluid as ever.

那些人太愚蠢了,因為他們知-
他們無法對付我們, So let them shut up


For this last section of the chorus they move both of their hands down, like slapping a table or pushing the floor. They change the direction of this movement to in front of the camera, as if they are pushing a wall in front of them. They clap their hands, but done in a skillful way in that it matches the dance (as their arms were raised in a square-like position), and it is silent and non of the judges (nor the audience) could hear it. They bring their hands down to make and upside-down "V" shape, then quickly bring it up to make an "X" on their chest. They clench their fists but stick their index fingers out, like a high intensity pointing. They subsequently bring their arms slightly higher so that the index finger is pointing their nose and their arms are no longer in an X shape right above the chest. To finish it off, Depression and Chance Gurls make the iconic "iris" dance move and hold it. The crowd applauses.

We can carry on the light
And I'm not saying 'sup
We power on so bright

My heart is beating and I feel the music
I want to dance and sing all day
We are the queens of the world and nothing can beat
We power on so bright
They are so stupid because they know,
that they cannot handle us, so let them shut up
We can carry on the light
And I'm not saying 'sup
We power on so bright


Depression thanks the judges. Lea, the leader of Chance Gurls says one quick blurb. "It was an honor performing in front of you! I enjoyed it! Have a great night."

Before ending this entry off, Depression goes on an Instagram live just to say one thing. "All our contestants here at ElimiNATION are great. They are people and should be treated as such. Each one of them is truly unique and amazing. Despite the drama and the intention 'ratting out' I wish we could all be friends, and this should go for all, not just at ElimiNATION."

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Fuck! Vacuum is in danger again. And this time she has to sing as the last time she was to sing, she was saved by a contestant quitting. Well, time to make the most out of it. As she prepares the lip sync, she quickly moves to her part of the stage and begins to rip out some parts of the dress. The judges are confused. Why would a queen rip out her skirts in her dress? But it get's even more interesting as there seems to be something that is hidden under the dress. It is in different colours than the dress. The judges looked stunned and surprised, like they weren't expecting this at all. HaruPaul is the most confused and begins to ask the other judges what is going on. Michelle looked like she knew what this is. When Vacuum ripped out parts of her dress, a green-white-red flag had been revealed, and just like the normal flag everyone seems to know and love, it also contains a Fleur-de-lis, a symbol used for Vartugia and vartugians as a whole.

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Michele seems to understand what that means and moves her head towards her fellow co-judges to explain what the heck is going on and why is there suddenly a different-looking flag on stage. Most of her fellow co-judges moved their heads towards her, since she was to explain all of this

Michele: That is the old Empiredom flag from Vartuiga that was last used before the May Coup of 1970, and today a symbol of TRP opposition. I know this because there are a few of these vartugiaists in my home city and in my native Carrelie. They call themselves "Vartugiaists" after "Vartugiaism", the movement to restore the vartugian empire and democracy and to an end to the TRP regime.

Haru: Ok, thanks for the explanation. What should we do with her? Is it safe for her to return to Vartugia?

Michele: Not sure, we will figure it out later. We don't want Vaccum to be killed for this. She's brought all of the bad Hoover puns with her.

Carsuurna: Empiredom? Like in a ruling as an emperor?

W. Ross: Yes, like an emperor in historical times. But in this context, restoring it in present-day but under a democracy.

Michele: Yeah, vartugiasts love their emperor in-exile. I have a soft spot for these, coming from a woman who did vote for them since a few of my friends is vartugiaists plus knowing the horrible crimes TRP, "Teh Ruling Party" has committed


As Vaccum was clearing her throat, and with the empiredom flag in her hands, she began to sing her lipsync lyrics. The music is a bit unfitting, as the host may not have thought out that one of the contestants was very political and was to perform.




We’re fighting for the Crown
And to give them light back
We will end the regime
And bring liberty back
A call for revolution
And for a better tomorrow now
You will not stop the folk

Join the army of liberators
Making sure Vartugia gets cleanses
From the sins they have committed
Sending you a universal call
Help us with the revolution
Help us with the liberation
You will not stop the folk


She raises the green-white-red coloured flag to place it over her head, as the music has ended. She shouts out phrases in Vartugeese, a language that is spoken in the vartugian diasora all over the world.

Vaccum: Vartugie est Libere! Vartugie est Libere! (Vartugia are free! Vartugia are free!)


Michele explains to the others the meaning of this random phrase, shouted in vartugeese. For many, they don't know the meaning but for vartugiaists, it has a deep meaning with a hope for a better tomorrow for Vartugia. A new Vartugia cleansed from its sins.

Michele: That phrase is the universal call signal that TRP has fallen and Vartugia is free from them. Once again, I live with vartugiaists in my home city and therefore know this.


The judges discuss between them as Vaccum moves out off the stage, after creating a lot of controversy. Oh boy, this is juicy. Michele seems to understand and care but Haru was not looking impressed.




HaruPaul
"Thank you queens. I have made my decision."

"Vacuum Cleaner, shantay you stay."
"Don't let me see you in the bottom again. You may now join the other contestants."

"Depression, despite your name, throughout this process you have brought smiles to our faces. Though your ElimiNATION story is ending, another story is just beginning."


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"Depression, you have been Eliminationed..."
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Elimination Theme Song

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The competition began to settle in for the competing nations following the first Lyric Sync For Your Life. Shit had just hit the fan...

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"Holy cow."


Compared to last week, the energy is down. Watching a beloved queen such as Depression go: it meant the competition had really begun. Either way, Alevian Avanate seemed to be doing fine, becoming the 2nd queen to win a challenge, a bright smile amongst the competitors.

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"I expected the loss to be fair, but I heavily disagreed with the stated criticisms. Onto another week!"


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And then, a voice cut the drone of chatter...


HaruPaul
"Heyyyyyyyy!!"

"Our first ElimiNation! How did y'all find it? Well, hopefully it's motivation to get you to stop coasting by!"

"Now behind every iconic, emotional and fierce entry there is a shadowy, controversial stain on WorldVision's history. The entries that make people groan, roll their eyes, and if they're lucky: LAUGH! That's right! For this week's challenge you will all be given a regular tune, in which you will create a set of lyrics and a short amount of RP for a JOKE ENTRY!"

"Alevian Avanate, please come up here. As the winner of last week's challenge, you have the power to assign each song to each contestant! How exciting! Now here is the list of tunes:"


"Fight For This Love" - Cheryl Cole
"Don't Let Me Down" - The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
"Together Again" - Janet Jackson
"Blank Space" - Taylor Swift
"Torn" - Natalie Imbruglia
"We Found Love" - Rihanna
"Vogue" - Madonna


HaruPaul
"Alright Alevian! Over to you."

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"By the power vested in little old me, I've come to play a minor role as Lady Justice. For the next challenge, I'll be allocating the tunes! I'm trying to be strategic - thinking of throwing someone under the bus..."


Alevian Avanate
"In the words of Koolona Allegra, some are looking to find the love of their life, others are simply to find some fun for the night! However, your tune for this week's challenge will be Rihanna's "We Found Love"!"

"I've got a blank space, baby, and I'll write your name! Chanel Superior, you'll be doing this week's challenge to Taylor Swift's "Blank Space"! I considered picking this song for myself as in the past my lyrics have been compared to Taylor Swift's, but I think this tune could really give you the chance to finally shine!"

"If there's one thing I want to see smilin' back at me it would be Depression, yet Janet Jackson's "Together Again" is still going to Der Tod the Lich Queen. I was right to never underestimate you."

"Some are blowing people's minds, others simply get left in the dust! Vacuum Cleaner, your tune this week will be to Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn". I considered picking this one myself, so don't fuck it up!"

"Now to you Mijinak Ze Zemkorow. Don't let me down! I can excuse being in the bottom two, but I draw the line at having a bad work ethic! This week, you'll be scandalizing the tune "Don't Let Me Down" by the Chainsmokers, which should be easy."

"Moving on, from one week's winner to another, fight for this, love! I must admit, my initial assessment was premature, you have subverted my expectations and won the first challenge! Natti LaBelle, you'll be doing this week's challenge to the tune of "Fight For This Love" by Cheryl Cole!"

"Last but not least, and if I fly or if I fall, to win the crown, I'll do it all! For this week's challenge, I've chosen "Vogue" - a song by the queen of pop herself, Madonna!"


HaruPaul
"So many words!"

"For this week's challenge, I want to see a full set of lyrics and a bit of RP to flesh out the joke! We don't like a lazy entry do we, Vacuum Cleaner!"

"Ready, set, GO! And may the best nation: win!"




CHALLENGE 3
JOKE

Write a joke entry to your given tune! Anyone you choose can sing the song, whether that be an IC artist or your contestant. Alongside a complete set of lyrics, we also encourage a small amount of RP. The entry can be performed in any location or stage. Pictures and formatting are allowed also.

Please post your finished entry on the Draft Thread. Good luck!

Entry due by 23rd February 11:59PM GMT

Draft Thread

Lyric Sync for your Life Song
"Turn The Beat Around" - Gloria Estefan
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As everyone begins to work on their assigned tunes, HaruPaul shows up...


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"I think I can get pretty wild with my tune!"


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"My first thought was that the song, instead of 'Torn', should be called 'P-'"


HaruPaul
"Hey Natti! How are you finding your tune?"


Natti LaBelle
"Out of those tunes, I'm very happy with what I've got! I feel like it'd be a good fit for a parody."


HaruPaul
"How about you Der Tod?"


Der Tod the Lich Queen
"Acceptable. When I was listening to the song I was feeling saddened. Until the last chorus when light came into my life."


HaruPaul
"Well, 'Together Again' is my favourite tune from the selection, so don't fuck it up! I think it's also one of the harder tunes to write to..."


Der Tod the Lich Queen
"I already did! Sorry~!."

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"Why did I pick such a long song! My reasoning was: If I pull off 'Vogue' well enough, I stand a chance at winning the week!"


After HaruPaul left the Werkroom, a few of the girls began to talk strategy...

Alevian Avanate
"Hey Chanel! Maybe we can help each other this challenge?"

Chanel Superior
"Yeah! Of course!"

Alevian Avanate
"I'm trying to decide upon a concept. My current ideas are: "Heads Will Roll", inspired by famous decapitations and executions, such as Marie Antoinette, joking about killing the other competitors. Secondly, "Come Out, Vote", political satire inspired by '1984', and political failures in recent history, such as the WorldVision Committee from 105 to -"

Chanel Superior
"Go on!

Alevian Avanate
"And "You Will Float", inspired by Pennywise."

Chanel Superior
"THE PENNYWISE ONE!"

Alevian Avanate
"Should I do that one?"

Chanel Superior
"It would be the least problematic!"


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

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

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




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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

The performance was met with applause and scattered laughter. A good opening it seemed.


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Dgenerate by Mijinak

Furballland's history is marred with degeneracy, and controversy




She sang
Degenerate
Degenerate


Moves to the side

Punish, these are bad
Right now, Furballland is ugly
Just kill him now, ugly AI loser
Don't support this one
Degenerates are horrifying
Furballland is a degenerate.


She facepalms

Can't trust him, can't trust him, Can't trust him for life
Yeah, I do not trust you
A Degene-, Degene-, Degenerate
I'll lose my mind because of you


She points her fingers

I will judge you, I hope, you die
Relegated on the right side of board
A Degene-, Degene-, Degenerate
D-egenerate


Some little dancing

Degenerate, Degenerate, Degenerate, -rate, -rate, Degenerate


Punish, these are bad
Right now, Furballland is ugly
Just kill him now, ugly AI loser
Don't support this one
Degenerates are horrifying
Furballland is a degenerate.


Faceplams

Can't trust him, can't trust him, Can't trust him for life
Yeah, I do not trust you
A Degene-, Degene-, Degenerate
I'll lose my mind because of you


I will judge you, I hope, you die
Relegated on the right side of board
A Degene-, Degene-, Degenerate
D-egenerate


*Dances*

Degenerate, Degenerate, Degenerate, -rate, -rate, Degenerate, -rate, -rate, -rate *?!?*


I will lose my mind cuz of you! x2


Can't trust him, can't trust him, Can't trust him for life
Yeah, I do not trust you
A Degene-, Degene-, Degenerate
I'll lose my mind because of you


I will judge you, I hope, you die
Relegated on the right side of board
A Degene-, Degene-, Degenerate
D-egenerate


*Points fingers*

Yeah Degenerate, Yeah Degenerate, Degenerate F No! F Degenerate, Degenerate, Degenerate.


*This perfromance will be forgeotten*

Silence ensued.

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"Ugunnustan and Me"

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Based on the INCREDIBLE TRUE story!


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Some believe. Others don't.

It's so difficult to believe, to let into your heart, for many. But I do. I have FAITH.


Faith is such a strong power, with or without Paloma. In the universe from which Tödlichebujoku sprung into existence, faith can create and fuel the power of deities, and entire realms of existence. But faith is not always left unchallenged. Sometimes people believe in ideas, concepts, worlds that others may find utterly and totally ridiculous. In "Ugunnustan and Me", Der Tod the Lich Queen explores a character who has manifested a realm called "Ugunnustan" where she flees to when all seems dark in her life. Some say it is a real country that you can fly to. Others deny its existence categorically. But for her, it is a deeply personal spiritual realm where water springs from the desert like petroleum from the stones, a land of endless consumption and overwhelming excess. It is her safe space, her sanctuary, her promised afterlife. It will always be with her everywhere she goes, to bring her peace when she closes her eyes.

And she will defend its sanctity with her LIFE. No matter what the "um akshually" naysayers and haters say.



She is lying down in a luscious canopy bed, wreathed in fluffy comforters and pillows galore, and dressed in a silky, silvery nightgown. Around her, the lights are dimmed down, only a soft light, like moonlight, illuminating her. She gazes out wistfully, far away, as angelic strings strum and tinkle before she begins

[0:00-0:31]
There's a land that they talk about
Far beyond
There's the town of Ous, you know it's real to me, babe.
I'm manifesting there daily


She continues staring into the unknown before turning toward the judges, and the camera view, breathily, in a moment of supreme emotionality

[0:31-0:33]
Our souls will meet again.


The beatific harmonies are joined by a soft dance beat. She whirls out of the bed, her night gown spinning off to reveal a lovely dress straight from the Palmañë workshop of Rikardu Fabroni, inspired by an unforgettable and iconic WorldVision pattern.

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Isn't that incredible? Now, the background scenery comes into view around her, a sunny desert landscape with glassy modern buildings, and wide open roads and parking lots. But the focus is on the Lich Queen with a slaysome outfit, as a cart modeled after a mini Oqil car drives by her, with a pair of bright pink stilettos on a plate on top. She munches on them, revealing them to be made of taffy. A poor mortal would have to stand there and chew before having to sing again. But the Queen of deathly ice can simply transmutate it away. How talented.

[0:40-0:54]
There's a land where they eat the plastic shoes for dolls
And they build parking lots and roads for all, so many
Flowing with oil money


A burst of cash bills float down from the ceiling. Wow! So wealthy the residents of Ugunnustan must be, if they only existed. Anyway. She raises her hands up in rapturous embrace of the currency before it stops falling, all too soon. She turns back to the audience, her heart in mock distress, before smiling as she turns back toward the montage of sunlit desert

[0:55-1:09]
When it hurts and it all goes wrong
Drama strains all my heart,
So I shift away to this place so friendly
A world where I'm never lonely


It sure is never lonely in this land of Ugunnustan. Look, all around her, so many people traveling alongside her in her journey

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How could anyone ever feel lonely?

[1:11-1:23]
A heaven where the sun always shines
Where the roads are so endless like sky, you see
And one day I'll be there when I die, so


Surrounded by automobiles on a stretch of highway wider than Malta Comino Gozo and Llalta combined, she seems at peace. Though the edges waver, perhaps the wavering haze of heated air, or the glimmers of a fever dream, the Lich Queen is in bliss. Golden light falls upon her as the chorus begins, and she raises her upward in embrace of this Ugunnustani fantasy, dirty or not. Around her, seven dancing Oqil vehicles (don't ask) twirl around her, as gracefully as can be

[1:23-1:39]
When I'm feeling down
When I weep and plead
I like to think about
Ugunnustan and me

In the darkest night
Falling to my knees
O Ugunnustan!
Paradise I need


She has fallen to her knees, eyes closed, head still facing the golden light above. Around her, the dancers rove in a circular pattern - a lovely spectacle seen from directly above. It's almost like a ritual circle. She'd know a thing or two about that

[1:47-2:02]
*When I'm feeling down*
Don't need therapy
*When I weep and plead*
Red lights I won't heed
*In the darkest night*
Oqil with TVs
*Falling to my knees…*
Film porn on DVD!


Behind everyone, an Oqil 160 pulls up, its rear door popped open, and reversing into position where a couple can be seen... content creating. In the cargo area, with the back seats folded down to make room. The crossover then drives away as the attention is back on the lovely Lich Queen, who is back on her feet and smirking daringly

[2:02-2:17]
I know it's true, don't you try me
Oh shut up
Just let me float away and dream about it, daily
*dreaming about it daily*
Dreaming about it lately
*dreaming about it lately*


She smiles, lost in thought, lost in space, as if mentally out of this world (mentally in Ugunnustan)

[2:18-2:33]
Sometimes I hear them say,
"It's right there,"
"You just need a passport and some cash, now girlie"
*It's so simple, girlie*
Now why are they lying to me?
*They're just lying to me*


Rolling her eyes, she mimes people blabbering on with her hands. Some people are so rude, making fun of your dreams, your personal sanctuary. Wanting to burst your bubble with "facts" and "logic" UGH.

Like seriously, get a JOB and get OUT of my FACE!!!


[2:34-2:45]
A heaven where the sun always shines
Where the roads are so endless like sky, you see
And one day I'll be there when I die, so


Having moved on from the annoying fake friends, she has turned to once again bask in her sunbaked Ugunnustan fantasy, at peace and unbothered. Beaming, she falls back down to her knees as the chorus begins anew. She is so into the music. It's like she is experiencing total emotional catharsis, just transporting herself into an Ugunnustan state of mind. And being. Swaying about, with dancing cars around her

[2:45-3:01]
When I'm feeling down
When I weep and plead
I like to think about
Ugunnustan and me

In the darkest night
Falling to my knees
O Ugunnustan!
Paradise I need


Footage of average day-to-day travel by talented Ugunnustani drivers plays around the background screens. Such gripping imagery.

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What do you mean road rage? This is just normal driving behavior. Road rage doesn't exist. How utopian

[3:09-3:24]
*When I'm feeling down*
Don't need therapy
*When I weep and plead*
Red lights I won't heed
*In the darkest night*
Oqil with TVs
*Falling to my knees…*
*Film porn on DVD!*


The dancer cars engage into some bumper-to-bumper action while the background shows an advertisement for an Oqil crossover with the little TV screens. How fancy.

But then, the lights dim down, like moonlight falling upon the Lich Queen, in a moment of vulnerability... In your darkest hours, sometimes it helps so much to escape into a fantasy land where everything is perfect and nothing could possibly go wrong


[3:24-3:37]
Every night when I pray to gods and the stars
Every night when I dream of Alekstana, baby
I'm astral projecting, daily


Her body slumps forward as her spectral form rises up into the air, a shimmering phantasm of dreadful consciousness. All around, like a wave of magic, the background transforms into an orange-tinted visage of Ous, like a mirage in the smoldering desert... well it is a mirage in the desert anyway so...

[3:39-3:55]
Don't you know, when I manifest into Ous
That sacred land, I know will save me, really
*I know will save me*
The fiery air will cleanse me
*Fiery air will cleanse me*


With a blast of fireballs from the edge of the stage, her spirit form disappears, and her body reanimates, as she joins her friendly automotive travel companions in dancing on the stage, starting from the middle and working their way toward the front. A giant immaterial flag of Ugunnustan, glowing with holy light, just visible enough to be seen (almost as if it really exists) manifests into reality over the stage. You can almost hear the holy choirs of angels singing along with the divine spectacle

[3:55-4:13]
When I'm feeling down
When I weep and plead
I like to think about
Ugunnustan and me

In the darkest night
Falling to my knees
O Ugunnustan!
Paradise I need-


She turns away gracefully from the audience, about to sidle down toward the back of the stage.

Where she promptly gets utterly obliterated by a speeding vehicle.


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The lights stay on for a few moments as the dancer cars stare at the scene, then the camera feed cuts immediately to an Oqil commercial



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When the show comes back on after the commercial, Der Tod the Lich Queen is standing in front of the judges, whole once more.

She pushes her jaw back into place with a slight pop and crack.

"Painful. but worth it for the bit," she remarks into the silence.


The judges appeared to be in fits of laughter, particularly Carsuurna Kressley, who the entry seemed to be aimed at.


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Clean Face (Less Naughty Version) by Ditch Bitch
3 (sorry in advance guys LOL)
Tune: Blank Space ~ Taylor Space

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Ditch Bitch (real name Tiffany Sheet) is an acclaimed half-CupcakKean, half-Squidwardish singer, infamous for her incredibly profane work. Despite this, she is incredibly popular with the younger generation for this reason, as well as weaving her hyper-sexualised concepts in witty, clever ways. Today, she is performing at the Four Corners Arena in Paytassia, Trishy Plains, Mother CupcakKe with a reworked version of her viral hit Clean Face, so it is less in one's face in terms of direct sexual commentary. Nonetheless, the sexual innuendo replacing them is still just as obvious as the original, though no where near as radio-unfriendly.

Lyrics:
Intro:

0:00 ~ 0:25
Ditch walks onto the stage, ready to grace her audience with the (probably) most disgusting song they will hear tonight wearing nothing but a two piece bikini, despite the fact it was a windy, cold day in Paytassia. With surprisingly decent vocal capacity, she begins singing as the lights switch to a sensual red, and the LED screens begin displaying an empty bed in an INCREDIBLY messy room....
"Glad I found you, where's your bed?
I need some work done on my head"
Kissing, screaming, what comes next?
Then the next day, he texts
"Hey granny, fancy round two?
I hope you liked last night too
Have a place to go to?"

0:25 ~ 0:45
She continues singing the verse, while making gestures with her hands (and rest of body if necessary) in relation to the lyrics, catching many gasps of shock and tears of traumatising enjoyment.
Saw this guy from afar
Trying to hire a 'movie' star
Next thing I know, fluids fly
And I pray this bruise leaves my thigh
As I clean the glaze
I haven't slept in my bed for days
Drop a fun toy and descend
Always making small guys big for a weekend

0:45 ~ 1:05
Ditch continues singing tone-perfect, as backup dancers join her in equally suggestive outfits and begin dancing with very interesting movements, reminiscent of a certain type of movie Ditch referred to in the verse prior.
I can feel something on my chest
And there's something in my ass
Always find me getting undressed, mm
We're so dirty, got no class
People say I am a disgrace
They'll tell you I'm extreme
'Cause I bed men like it's a race
And they always scream

1:05 ~ 1:25
For the second half of the chorus, the lights switch to a piercing white, illuminating every atom of the stage. Meanwhile, Ditch and her dancers continue making some of the audience wishing free bleach was provided to cleanse their eyes.
We risked going condomless
You shoved it way too far
And you're always beltless, mm
Like you want it in the car
People say I am a disgrace
They'll tell you I'm extreme
But I've got a clean face, daddy
And it needs your cream

1:30 ~ 1:50
The LED screens begin displaying the inside of a plane, with the windows overlooking the mountainous land of Chile. Another dancer, dressed as a porn film version of a flight attendant arrives with their trolley and pours a glass of wine for Ditch. Ditch takes the glass, smashes it on the floor and grabs the bottle, and takes big gulps whenever possible while singing.
Aftermath, my skin shines
I start downing a bottle of wine
Stolen dildos, pretty tight
You will not leave without a fight
I'm feeling quite chilly
Warm me up like a chilli
Then, take me first class to Chile, oh, woah

1:50 ~ 2:10
Ditch finishes the bottle by now, and gives it to a keen member of the audience, who starts licking the bottle rabidly. Ditch starts singing with slurred words, but this was her intention! The slurring creates a vocal tone similar to Sia, and surprisingly sounds good sonically! The LED screen also switches back to a messy bedroom, but one littered with various toys that are not for children.
Gagging, choking, make me kneel
Keep going and I might just squeal
Large bedroom filled with sound
Find me screaming, on the ground
Get the toys, and let's play
Make me walk with a sway
Got me so tired, I look dead
But, daddy, I'm a freak bitch tied to a bunk bed

2:10 ~ 2:30
Ditch and her dancers begin the same dance as last time, as the lights change back to the sensual red from the start. The audience begin to sing along, for some reason they really enjoy this. Perhaps it reminds them of a certain someone in the country's history...
I can feel something on my chest
And there's something in my ass
Always find me getting undressed, mm
We're so dirty, got no class
People say I am a disgrace
They'll tell you I'm extreme
'Cause I bed men like it's a race
And they always scream

2:30 ~ 2:50
The lights switch again to that piercing white, grabbing the audiences attention once more (as if their attention hasn't been fondled with enough in this performance so far).
We risked going condomless
You shoved it way too far
And you're always beltless, mm
Like you want it in the car
People say I am a disgrace
They'll tell you I'm extreme
But I've got a clean face, daddy
And it needs your cream

2:50 ~ 3:10
Ditch begins belting in soprano while drunk unexpectedly, and the audience begins cheering ecstatically. Many backing vocalists walk on stage, and create a heavenly soundscape, making the performance almost holy... even though the song is more sinful than a hit and run.
I like to have fun when it's naughty
Living like I'm in, like I'm in the Noughties
I like to have fun when it's naughty
Living like I'm in, like I'm in the Noughties

3:10 ~ 3:30
For the final chorus, the lights constantly dance around and change colours as Ditch and the dancers get ready to do the same dance for the third and final time.
I can feel something on my chest
And there's something in my ass
Always find me getting undressed, mm
We're so dirty, got no class
People say I am a disgrace
They'll tell you I'm extreme
'Cause I bed men like it's a race
And they always scream

3:30 ~ 3:51
As the song ends, Ditch collapses on the floor, exhausted and off her tits on wine and the dancers pick her up and remove her from the stage, thus ending her... interesting performance. The audience gives her a standing ovation, even though she cannot hear anything as she is fully out.
We risked going condomless
You shoved it way too far
And you're always beltless, mm
Like you want it in the car
People say I am a disgrace
They'll tell you I'm extreme
But I've got a clean face, daddy
And it needs your cream


Another performance followed with laughter.

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Vaccum Cleaner & Danÿel Ärgmeldeek- Not Fun


Live from "Johnson's Night Club"



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Between takes of ElimiNATION, Vacuum spends her time in the clubs being busy with whatever one can be busy in foreign clubs. This has led her to spend a bit too much time in the clubs at the cost of her being in the Lip Sync twice. Vacuum, however, has decided to focus more on ElimiNATION despite she has to club, leaving only 5 hours of ElimiNATION (lol lmao). During one of the visits, she meets the young darkmanian student Danÿel Ärgmeldeek, who is studying in Llalta. What he is studying and why he is in Llalta is not known, but all we care about is that he has agreed to join Vaccum in an interesting duet, recorded and sung live from one of the nightclubs in Llalta.



Vaccum Cleaner and her parter for this duet, Danÿel Ärgmedldeek are ready to peform. The stage isn't very large and the nightclub only has wired microphones. His voice is less to be desired but at least it is awfully bad. They also decided to sing every other verse of this song.

Vaccum begins and she looks at the papers where she had written this song. She seems a bit regretful in some parts but mostly is happy with the results.
We were tasked to write a joke song
The massive issue is that no one even likes them.
So, who the fuck is this intended for?


Now it is Danÿel's turn and like what was written earlier, his vocals aren't great. This causes Vaccum to laugh and smirk, but ultimately take herself seriously again.

People have different standard for humour
A few of these are fun
But many don’t wanna hear poorly made ones
Because joke entries aren’t fun


Back to Vaccum singing and Danÿel looks a bit confused about the meaning of this song but it ultimately doesn't make a fuss about the lyrics. The sole camera recording this (as this was recorded and then the tape was being sent) slightly moved but was quickly readjusted back to position again.

HaruPaul likely regrets this challenge.
Nothing is funny or great.
There is only one thing
This is shit and you know it.


Danÿel is next to sing and Vaccum removes a piece of paper with the text and places it on a chair placed off-camera. Danÿel's vocals do improve a bit but still are not great. But he is improving.

Why am I singing this?
No one like these
These lyrics are bad
You are suffering hearing them


Vaccum is next and Danÿel also removes a piece of paper, but he places it on the stage floor. A random hand appears, but it is to remove the paper on the floor. We also hear someone sneeze but only Danÿel reacts as Vaccum is too focused on singing.

Things never change
When a joke nation writes
You fully know what to expect
This isn’t the best song ever
"Try again sweetie and make it better next"


Danÿel now sings and some random stranger is whispering to Vaccum who does whisper back to the stranger. Danÿel is a tad too focused on his singing as the same stranger who whispered to Vaccum walks infromt the camera recording this.

So I guess we are last place in this thing
You are reading this and hating this
This song isn’t fun


Vaccum is next to sing. Danÿel looks at the lyrics for his next verse,

We do not want a single joke in this
All we want is a serious song in this contest
When you are reading jokes
Soon you will say this line
"I didn’t laugh, it’s bad"


Danÿel now signs, and Vaccum removes a new piece of paper with the lyrics. A stranger's hand takes the paper with him.

Why am I singing this?
No one like these
These lyrics are bad
You are suffering hearing them


Vaccum sings and Danÿel removes his paper sheet with the same stranger also taking it away.

Things never goes well
When a joke nation writes
You fully know what to expect
This isn’t the best song ever
You have been suffering by a badly written shitpost


Danÿel sings as Vaccum looks at Danÿel.

HaruPaul likely regrets this challenge
Go write serious entries instead
There is only one thing
All joke entries are bad


Vacuum sings as we see Danÿel whisper to a stranger, asking who HaruPaul is.

Why am I singing this?
No one like these
These lyrics are bad
You are suffering hearing them


Danÿel sings and once again Vaccum removes her a new piece of paper with the lyrics.

Things never change
When a joke nation writes
You fully know what to expect
This isn’t the best song ever


Vaccum sings the final verse and Danÿel then trades a piece of paper for a guitar.

Why am I singing this?
No one like these
Thank God it’s over soon
Sad and crying on the floor
You have been suffering by a badly written shitpost


Danÿel picks up a guitar and plays the final notes on it as the people inside the club clap as this song is concluding and the tape this was recorded on are nearly used up.

A comparatively quieter response.


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Oh, Koolona. You’re not gonna make it. It always happens!

Always rushing back and forth when you should’ve planned your routines with at least four weeks’ notice before getting the gig. It’s always a hurry, a competition to get notice elsewhere or somewhere. They even asked you if you wanted to be in the first season of Drag Race Acaya, but stupid Koolona forgot to do the freakin’ paperwork again! Ugh, when will this end? You know you’re a talented mediocre bitch, right? That’s the pep talk you want, and that’s the pep talk you deserve! But everything else is, as usual, a mess.

Ay, Dios mío, Koolona! Can you please stop being a stupid bundle of nervous energy!? Walk through the stage, look confident, smile that pearly ass of that cost you a couple hundred dollars at the dentist, and go perform your ass off as if you were performing in that dingy gay club a few weekends ago, where you couldn’t guess what type of liquid was running down the floor. Ew! There’s no need to remember that!

Hurry, bitch, hurry, you ain’t got time
You’re a professional, just get it right!
Don’t eat a sandwich, a smoothie’s fine
There’s a Burger King on the right


Koola, being a bundle of nerves as always. It’s a miracle you booked that Carnival gig at the last minute—and I’m not talking about that gay cruise where you know what you did with the captain. Wave your hands to the side like you just don’t care. Opulence—step down! Shimmy-shake, shimmy-shake. The goal is mediocrity this time, just enough to make it one extra day, another step of the way. The idea is to endure, outwit, and out-cunt these queens (and kings and non-binary monarchs) until the end.

Lift your chin and smile. The judges love the smile. They don’t need to know how desperate you are to move on. Or that time you cried yourself into a pillow. Oh, wait—isn’t this supposed to be a joke entry, make them laugh at your ridiculous antics. And smile, it makes life easier!

They don’t need to know you slept ten minutes more
Stop being a stupid hoe!


Take advantage of the fireworks on stage, and the shirtless men from the pit crew (woof! Woof! Woof! Woof!) that are dancing and stubbing their toes for you. Let them lift you up like a flapping Jesus on the cross, almost naked, but slightly grabbing your crotch to remember if you tucked. Oh, yeah—it’s there. (The foreskin is somewhat hidden from the tapes, but the judges don’t need to know that.)

I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!


Did you really make the song in ten minutes, Koolona? I guess it was enough time your puny, putrid brain can put up with such magnanimous level of creativity deserving of an International Emmy award, just as you muscled through those Corola nights where you had to fight with drunk patrons for your tips, deal with gawking straight brides who wanted to throw olives and peanuts at you, and report a local queen that was stealing every performer’s tips. Sticky, sweaty, and tired. Almost defeated. A ball of anxiety. You were supposed to write a joke entry, but honey, you are the joke!

Look at this cokehead, she stole my lines
And I saw her sucking dick on the back
Nobody has to know she stole tips last time
But lemme TikTok some shady sights


Hurry, hurry! Do the splits or make up a death drop! Emcee that show! Maybe take over HaruPaul’s wig and thrash it on the floor, or spit on Michelle Visage’s drink, or wear green underwear or something! Do something that draws people’s eyeballs (and pockets toward you!) Take those nunchuks that you brought into the stage for some reason and throw them up to the sky, maybe ruin a light panel or something and cause some natural sparks in the air! Would it be a fire hazard á la Vartugia? Maybe. But you can’t deny that it’s something that will draw their attention…Ow-ow-ow! They deserve that, you know!

I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!


The judges aren’t laughing. Oh, boy—you’re in trouble now, Koolona! What to do? What to do? What to do? The lip sync is going—mediocre, perhaps even passable. Enough to get by with your lightly toned body and beautiful charm, but not maybe not enough to garner a win for the season. Why did you sign up for this travesty again? Oh, please, as if that matters now! Okay, don’t forget to make the lip sync as accurately as possible for it—

Wait, what’s that? Why is something rumbling in your stomach like it shouldn’t? Oh, boy. You know what happens when you get nervous. Did you eat that sandwich before coming here? Not like it matters—the food is mediocre.

Hurry, bitch, hurry, you ain’t got time
You’re a professional, just get it right!
Don’t eat a sandwich, a smoothie’s fine (fine, fine, fine)


Did you really have to dash your stomach juices over the floor? Oh, no—they already know your secret! Get it off, get it off, get it off! The pit crew (woof! Woof! Woof!) is running against you like the plague. The scene is Placely Placingtonian levels of chaos and confusion, intrigue and shenanigans. They know their floor is forever soiled by a nervous, anxious Achaean queen who couldn’t perform to the hilt because she is a nervous wreck. You want a joke? That’s the joke, there!

At least you made the song in ten minutes.

I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!
I made this song in ten minutes, hey!


Now, let’s see what the medic backstage says about your explosive performance!

The judges seemed amused, particularly Michele Visage.


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Alevian Avanate (Gallicelèstia) - "Float"





After winning the second challenge, Alevian Avanate felt satisfied with his progress in the competition. Hoping to impress the judges by writing a witty joke entry in Newspeak, the official language of Oceania in the novel 1984, Avanate's plans were crushed when he described the concept to mother Harupaul. Having had to explain to the legendary, almost omniscient judge what Newspeak is, left Alevian slightly anxious for the challenge.

Almost at the end of the week, Avanate realized that he still hadn't produced a product that he could present to the judges. That wasn't necessarily for a lack of ideas but rather he was paralyzed by having to choose which concept to go forward with. Aware of the deadline, the participant quickly came to the conclusion that he would have to perform the entry himself. He wouldn't want put this on anyone else from Gallicelèstia. He wouldn't become a source of national shame by causing someone to be "dishonored" by having to perform a joke entry, something that is intrinsically un-Gallicelèstian.

The tension in the werkroom was palpable. Alevian knew that he wanted to impress the judges once again, and that if he is to perform a joke entry it will be on his terms, still somewhat dignified in some sense. As the deadline was inching closer he increasingly started to wonder if what he came up with would hold up under the scrutiny of the judges. He can carry a tune, so he isn't too afraid about his performance in that regard.

For the performance, Alevian is wearing a camp, haute couture fantasy of Madonna's "Vogue" meets Pennywise from the movie "IT" meets the extravagance of 18th century-France à la Marie Antoinette. His wait is cinched, his natural hair is firmly hidden beneath a Rococo wig. Over a see-through dress, Avanate wears a yellow latex coat. To compliment the ensemble, including the red clown nose, he's done his make up to reflect that of the French Court. In his right hand is a red balloon as he struts onto the stage.


0:00 - 1:07 (Intro)
Don’t you want a balloon?

Damn those hoes
Damn those hoes
Float (Float, float)
Float (Float, float)

Initially, the lighting is minimal to recreate a sense of fright and horror, emphasizing Avanate's silhouette. As he readies himself to sing, dance, and do the whole nine yards to sell the joke, boots the house down, yas, he looks at the judges with a curious smile. He stride over to the judging panel and lies down on the judging table as he sings the first line and then erupts in an imitation of Pennywise's laughter. Afterwards, Alevian returns to the main stage, hoping that his performance was entertaining the judges.


1:07 - 1:40 (Verse 1)
Getting clowned, every week feels like a joy camp
You’ll go down the memory hole (Getting clowned)
Don’t try anything to leave my dreamscape
This beast will feast on your soul (Feast on your soul)
Go off the rails, you’ll sink like a ship
One thing, to live learn to float today
At a discount of 50 cent, you won’t get washed away
It's what I live for,
All the blood and gore, so

The lighting remains in black and white, albeit less dark. He's practiced voguing for this act, so why not put it to use? Alevian Avanate vogues a bit while he's singing the first verse. Particularly, Avanate, however, emphasizes some of the lyrics, by making gestures that make him seem like a ravenous beast as he pretends to lunge at his competitors who are watching him from the side. Avanate also plays with his voice a bit, to sound a bit like a clown, for real. As he sings about getting clowned, who's really getting clowned? I'm not too sure, but maybe that's a bit too meta.


1:40 - 1:57 (Chorus 1)
Time to, float (Float)
Be my buddy, no need to panic (No need to panic)
Ha, ha, ha
Time to, float (Float)
Be my buddy, go down below (Go down below)
You’ve got to get into it

He gets to the first chorus, and wears a slightly cooky expression on his face for the caesura between "Time to" and "float," which directly reference a Pennywise quote as he vogues and commits to the act. His facial expressions morph into a replica of that person from Picasso's "The Scream," and he points downward for the lyrics "go down below". Hell, he's eager to sell this wacky performance, he doesn't know if it's good. Even if not, he's still hoping to sell the story anyway, the fantasy, the extravaganza. Avanate doesn't want to file for bankruptcy, broke from all of those gowns and dresses he brought for the competition that were too expensive. Period.


1:57 - 2:29 (Verse 2)
You have reached what’s your final destination
Welcome to my candy store (My candy store)
Come inside, you can’t save your reputation
They know you’re a horror (You’re a horror)
It makes no sense to think that black is white
That ain’t no mirage
If your heart’s thumping, until the music dies
I’ll write your memoir
Yes, Lady Di’s car, you drive it

As he launches himself into the second verse, he ad-libs "Welcome to my candy store," from "Heathers: The Musical". To represent a fall from grace, he shakes his head and hits the floor to the lyrics "you can't save your reputation". To play on the word "horror", he pronounces it like "whore," just with an -or added as a suffix to it. The lighting runs amok for the lyrics "black is white," which is a reference to 1984's "blackwhite," just as the "memory hole," and "joy camp" also have been such allusions. For the end of the verse he moves his hands like he's driving a car off the road, and then chuckles to himself creepily.

2:29 - 2:47 (Chorus 2)
Time to, float (Float, float)
Be my buddy, no need to panic (No need to panic)
Ha, ha, ha
Time to, float (Float, float)
Be my buddy, go down below (Go down below)
You’ve got to get into it

He repeats his previous choreography for the second chorus, but sings the lyrics with a bit more bravado and desperation to make himself seem more like what would be expected of antagonists, like Pennywise.


2:47 - 3:09 (Bridge)
Booty’s where I hide it
In the kitchen you might even find it
Fear is metaphysical
That's why it tastes so beautiful
Hannibal, my old pal, said
The gore sweetens the core

Avanate pretends to enjoy all of this, really selling the Pennywise vibes for the bridge. He rubs his tummy for the line "That's why it tastes so beautiful," another IT-reference, and moans like what he'd imagine someone famished to moan like while eating the best they've ever had.



3:09 - 3:27 (Chorus 3)
Time to, float (Float, float)
Be my buddy, no need to panic (No need to panic)
Ha, ha, ha
Time to, float (Float, float)
Be my buddy, go down below (Go down below)
You’ve got to get into it

Avanate reprises his choreography for the chorus but plays with his voice to sound slightly confused and tired, almost as if he just woke up, got out of bed, and was forced on stage. It's giving narcolepsy, but that's what he's going for, he thinks.


3:27 - 3:42 (Refrain)
Float (Float)
Booty’s where I hide it (No need to panic)
Float (Float)
Booty’s where I hide it (Go down below)

For the refrain, Alevian pretends to be Gollum looking for "his precious." As he's becoming increasingly panicked over being unable to find his treasure, his movements and vocals become frantic, until he remembers to go down below.


3:42 - 4:23 (Verse 3)
Treason by the king, Louis
Marie fled the Tuileries
Then Robespierre in custody
All met with Madame Guillotine

Calling the creme of the crop
To teach them to float to the top
Don’t fret, I’ll be on the job
Prepare yourselves for my death drop

Natti was the first week’s winner
Allegra’s culo’s cooking dinner
Chanel, Zemkorow, Der Tod too
Vacuum Cleaner, we love you

Ladies that are destitute
Queens that have come bottom two
Don't be scared there, take a shower
Don’t be like Whitney in her final hour
Float
Float

As Avanate launches himself into a quick history lesson about the French Revolution, and the magnificent Madame Guillotine, his vocals become operatic, amping up the drama significantly, adding a few flourishes from the aria "The Queen of the Night". As he goes on to sing about himself and becoming a mentor to others, he then executes a drop dead, obviously. After all, many people absolutely adore stuff that's on the nose, camp, not very subtle. So Avanate embraces his campiest, cuntiest self for it. It may not be a "yas queen, go give us nothing" type of joke entry. Regardless of that, the contestant hopes that it is to the liking of Harupaul, Michele Visage, Casuurna Kressley, and Ross Mathews. Even if that means that he has to become a bit of a drama queen. After all, some people gobble drama up like it's the best thing since sliced bread. Period.
For the penultimate section, he continues to dance, and points at his own culo when he sings about Koloona while looking at his competitors who sit off-stage. Afterwards, for the last bit, it starts to rain on stage. Yeah, he talked about that with the crew in charge of production, and they approved it, despite some safety concerns. He adds quite a bit of sass to the performance as he sings this part.


4:23 - 4:53 (Outro)
Oooh, you’re my crew
Be my buddy, no need to panic
Oooh, you've got to just
Be my buddy, go down below
Oooh, you've got to
Float (Float, float, float)


For the outro, Alevian points at his fellow contestants as he refers to them as his "crew". He's a paragon of confidence with that big old smirk on his face. Obnoxious, ugh, he hates how much he loves this, and the attention.


Afterwards he screams "Thank you!".


The judges appear a little confused - unsatisfied perhaps.
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Postby Llalta » Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:36 pm

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After watching all 7 entries, it was time for the judging to commence...


HaruPaul
"Throughout WorldVision, I have been no stranger to joke entries. However, some of you have definitely graced the heights and successes of Penny Tration and Cass Tration or 'Wigless'! Some however, hark back to darker joke entries. I'm thinking of you Hlhata States."


The contestants laugh awkwardly, wondering which category they fell into.

HaruPaul
"Tonight was certainly a night of laughs. However, for some of you, the only joke I laughed at was that you made it this far."

"Anyway! Onto the judging. I will begin by reading out the name of the Safe Queen. Singular.


Koolona Allegra...

You are safe. You may now leave the mainstage."


"All who remain, you represent the Tops and Bottoms of this week. May judging commence. Let's start with... Chanel Superior!"


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HaruPaul
"Superior are you, Chanel! How you doing!"

Chanel Superior
"Don't judge me!"


Carsuurna Kressley
"For starters, I thought your innuendos were clever and decently funny!"


Michele Visage
"Oh, I liked this one. My only problem with it is that you rhymed "two" with "too" with "to". And also "chilli" with "chilly" with "Chile". But besides the horrendous rhyming it was fun!"


HaruPaul
"Definitely fun! Vulgar themes are pretty common amongst joke entries, but I thought you did well regardless! I liked the clear concept, shown in the lyrics and staging so overall I think it worked well! I especially liked the line 'but I've got a clean face, daddy / and it needs your cream'. I thought it matched the song and made me giggle. However... I can't help but feel as though this concept is very over done. It also lacked subtlety. Very much "SEX SEX LEPROSY DRUGS SQUIRT" which you know, is funny but anyone can make a sex joke."


Chanel Superior
"I was inspired by Cupcakke raps. I thought it was time to show why I'm called 'Mother Cupcakke'!"


HaruPaul
"Ah! That makes a lot of sense considering... the artistic direction of the entry. Overall, great! Well done!"


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W. Ross Mathews
"1/10."

HaruPaul
"Yeah, I'm sorry. I didn't enjoy this. Where was the jokes? Where was the humour?"

Michele Visagel
"Seek professional help."


HaruPaul
"Agreed. This was very unimpressive. Just not funny. Maybe I'm missing something, but maybe it just isn't very good. And I'm thinking the latter."


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HaruPaul
"Der Tod, the rod!"


Michele Visage
"This is the best joke entry I have ever seen. I think this would get my 12 in the actual contest. I lived, I laughed, I loved, I contributed to climate change by taking my private jet straight to Ugunnustan."


Carsuurna Kressley
"This was so funny I CAN'T!"

"I don't care if this was judge pandering that shit worked! Really, really funny! It was amazing how you chose a concept and a narrative and stuck to it, and a strong one at that."


HaruPaul
"I didn't know they had a car issue in Ugunnustan!"


Carsuurna Kressley
"The capital has 5 million people and 2 metro lines - cars are the only thing we have."


HaruPaul
"An absolutely STELLAR performance, Dear Tod. I loved all the references and the small details in the graphics and performance! I also liked how it matched the tune to a T. I also LOVED how every line wasn't just jokes and jokes and jokes: there was build ups and setups, before delivering the punch line. Not to mention, it was just really funny! "

"I also respect that it was a particularly hard tune to write to, and one of my favourites. And yet, you nailed the challenge once again! Well done."


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HaruPaul
"Here again. I'm just hoping it's positive."

Michele Visage
"This one was very Vartugian. It feels like every Vartugian entry is about how Vartugia is bad. Please be a tad more creative."

Carsuurna Kressley
"It wasn't particularly funny either, though the intent was there. Weirdly self aware too."

HaruPaul
"I mean, I don't hate it. But it doesn't have a whole lot going for it apart from a sort of enjoyable performance. It's FINE. Nothing I laughed out loud for, though I appreciate what it was going for."


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HaruPaul
"Hi Alevian! First and foremost: don't speak on Whitney like that."

Michele Visage
"How you had your chance and completely shat all over it. You had the chance to make something actually funny with a tune of your choice, and THIS is what you give us? Please read what the challenge is before spending time on it."

Carsuurna Kressley
"Unfortunately I have to agree. I don't get it! Is it meant to be funny? The concept is also very confusing."

Alevian Avanate
"I was considering going for something sexual, but I felt like that's what everyone would think of first. I also had way too many concepts, which led me to procrastinate just so slightly."

HaruPaul
"Well, I can tell you had many ideas. The entry is compiled full of multiple poorly developed concepts. I think it would have been far better if you had stuck with one concept and taken it to the extreme. This felt like half-baked ideas that leave us asking whether it's an entry about horror movie characters, historic figures or the other contestants. I will give credit where credit is due however, as it is very polished."

"However, it's missing the key component of the challenge - jokes! I don't know what the joke is! It just wasn't funny."


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HaruPaul
"I don't know about you guys, but I thought it was a perfectly serviceable joke entry!"

W. Ross Mathews
"I really enjoyed this!"

HaruPaul
"Again, very vulgar. But I thought it had a clear, entertaining narrative and had a few very funny lines! The performance was good and I thought it worked with the song!"

Michele Visage
"Another really enjoyable performance from you! Though sex is a common subject amongst joke entries, I thought you took the concept somewhere new, exceeding the genre."

HaruPaul
"Just like the song, the end product is oddly inspirational! I really admire the ability to make the gay hook=up scene so, so... so meaningful! It felt like watching the internal fight for one's own happiness! I think it is a really funny performance! You should be proud of yourself! Go reach for that lube, you can do it!"
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