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Postby Achaean Republic » Mon Feb 05, 2024 6:28 pm

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It was thirty-six editions since the WorldVision train came hopping back to the Achaean Republic. And just at a fortuitous time—during Carnival! The country’s largest popular celebrations were going full swing during the time the contest was in Puerto Ámbar, the country’s largest city on its northeastern coast, ready to receive thousands of Carnival revelers, tourists, WorldVision fans, business owners, and curious locals who make up this city part of their home. While the city—active, vibrant, buzzing, chaotic—felt that was bursting at the seams, the major activities near Portuary Esplanade were punctuated with life. You could hear that fast-paced Achaean Spanish sprinkled in with some English and a few words of Britosish, a random Llaltese tourist drinking copious amounts of water and suffering under the tropical heat; couples holding hands and eating helado or piragüas sold by the sellers; others eating fruit and fried treats; and many others enjoying buskers and dancers and being gently reminded by passers-by not to leave their purses open or cellphones detached from their bodies, just in case. There was organized chaos to the scene, a method to the madness for accommodating tens of thousands of people enjoying the warm and toasty and balmy afternoon.

The party continued inside the Navegantes Convention Center, the venue of this edition’s competition. The projections atop the stage showcased past WorldVision entries, both Achaean and international, mixed in with local hits of the reggaeton, hip-hop and trap variety, mixed in with some merengue, salsa, bachata, and flow. It takes a while to properly understand an Achaean: passionate, messy, powerful, sensual, festive, restive, friendly, and compassionate. At the same time, the stage’s misty water projections moved alongside the music, also serving as a countdown of sorts before the main event.




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TRES…DOS…¡UNO!


The cheers of the crowd suddenly died down as the image played out. The first image was that of the sunrise crowding the sight of one of Puerto Ámbar’s most luxurious beaches. Then, a group of shirtless fishermen—young, old, hairy, brusque, brunt, blunt—carried nets and hauled a boat carrying a small effigy of la Virgen del Carmen, the Virgin of Carmel, the virgin of fishermen and seafarers. It is in Her honor that the Festival de la Bahía, one of the Achaean Republic’s most popular music festivals, is celebrated near Her feast day. This is also why a large abstract effigy of the Virgin exists in the entryway to the port zone. And also why the fishermen, at least the local ones, carry scapulars and medallions with the Virgin in their necks for guidance and protection. This is an image many Achaeans in coastal areas, but especially the Ambarenses, carry with zeal and emotion, Her veneration being arguably the second-most popular after the Virgin of the Candelaria, the nation’s patron saint and whose feast day sparked the struggle for independence back in 1789.

But She is not the only one worthy of veneration in Puerto Ámbar.

In the scenes after, there was a group of dancers dressed in white and playing their drums, clapping their hands, chanting in a strange language not unheard of unless of those that practice them, except a dark-skinned woman dancing barefoot in the sand, her blue-and-white skirt undulating with the waves of the sea. Then, we see two men grabbing coconuts from a palm tree and shaving off the top with a machete so they could enjoy some refreshing coconut water. One for him, one for him, and another one for a young child that grabs the coconut with his small bare hands. After that, viewers are whisked to a birds’ eye view of Puerto Ámbar through its namesake port and the greenery surrounding the city. Viewers could also admire from afar Pico Altador, the country and the Caribbean’s tallest mountain that serves as the city’s natural protector and isolator. Nearby one can enjoy the beauty of Lago Altador, the country’s largest lake and the Caribbean’s lowest point. Then, viewers are whisked back to the business of the port, where incoming cruise ships filled with tourists from around the world (and some of those arriving for WorldVision) mixed with the hard-working truck drivers, stevedores, boat captains, cleaners, and laborers. Outside, there were men and women selling artisan crafts and trinkets, little tchotchkes and knickknacks that were traded upon tourists and sellers. Then there’s the food on the stands: alcapurrias, arepas de coco, freshly-caught fish with tostones and mayoketchup; yaroas with chicken and beef; bacalao with yucca and breadfruit in numerous stores. Then there’s the area near the Old City where luxury shopping outlets, boutique hotels and iconic restaurants collide with a well-preserved colonial center near the city’s main plaza.

It was an interesting transition: old and new; ancient and modern; wild and neat; tender and sober. The vibrancy of Puerto Ámbar was in full swing when scenes of Carnival came around, watching people jump and dance with drinks in head, dressed in various costumes and having fun with friends, lovers, and family. Some were eating. Others were kissing, no matter what couples they were. Still others hawked their last-minute products while many people struck up a conversation or consoled each other over drunk tears. It was the joie de vivre, that je ne sais quoi that made living in Achaea such a beautiful disaster. More so in a city where even the rain seemed to sing. There was always something to enjoy…always something to dive in.

And then the rain took all the revelers back to the Navegantes Convention Center, which received a massive crowd of 14,000 inside the arena, eight thousand next to the Green Room, and thousands more outside and waving a nice warm welcome to the Multiverse.




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The stage suddenly went dark, with glimmers of blue and white showing. The water projections on both sides of the stage appeared as a reverse waterfall, showing a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Sea beside a beach. A young girl provided an offering of blue lilies and white orchids in a circle, centered around a candle. She was barefoot and dressed in white, with her hair filled with flowers and seashells. Then, it looked as if the floral offering was left to drift to the sea, to meet its maker. It was one of the traditions celebrated in Puerto Ámbar at the time of the early morning dedication of the Virgin of Carmel. But this also meant an offering to Yemanyá, the orisha of the moon and the oceans, the protector of all life and the mother of humankind.

Suddenly, a dark-skinned woman was dressed in a blue-and-white headdress, bejeweled in blue, white, and golden beaded garlands that provided a glistening shine to her sweat-and-mist covered body. She was barefoot, which was to be expected of anybody performing such a ritual dance, even in a secularized form. Playing Yemanyá was no strange feat—it involved lots of dedication, hours of preparation, and the ability to become a vessel for the orisha at any time and at any given moment should she desire to be properly welcomed. Not that she would appear at a prestigious musical event on a whim, in front of the Multiversal cameras. But it could happen, and one needed to be ready for such a possibility.

This being an island, Yemanyá holds special regard in the Orisha pantheon. When the Spaniards arrived and the colonization involved the arrival of slaves to Achaean territory, the Yoruba used the image of the Virgin to worship Yemanyá, the Mother of the Lord also transforming into the Queen of the Sea. Her movements rise and fall like the tide, always in a circle, as the energy that comes from one side of the skirt is elevated into the other. Unlike other orisha dances like Eleguá or Ochún, Yemanyá’s movements were skilled and evocative, only picking up the pace as the beats of the drum grew intense, ready to receive the orisha in possession of the dancer’s body—but never brusquely jerking her body, if not gliding like the waves crashing onto the shore. In very rare cases, she brandishes a weapon, unlike Eleguá’s keys or Ochún’s seductive jewels. But one can argue that her movements draw you into her grasp, like a tender lullaby, rocked back and forth from the waves of the sea.

They sing in Lucumí, a sacred language drawn from the Yoruba languages that came and evolved with the Yoruba slaves that came from West Africa to the Caribbean. They brought their orishas, their faith, their recipes, and their culture to the islands, syncretizing their gods with those of the white man. The santeros preserved Lucumí through the forces of nature, resilience, and pure old stubbornness. Nobody today actually speaks Lucumí in their daily lives, but a mixture of Spanish and Lucumí has created as invocation to the orishas to invade their vessels and make their presence known. Doubtful they could appear on Multiversal television, but not impossible. Even as the music made things much more intense, they maintained their composure. They kept beating the drums that Yemanyá wanted them to hit.




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After the Parade of Nations was done, the greetings could be heard above the cheers of the audience in the arena.

Ladies and gentlemen…Damas y caballeros… Mesdames et messieurs…Welcome to the 112th WorldVision Song Contest! Please welcome your hosts, Marta Jara and Laila Násser!

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The two women came walking towards the sides of the stage and into the center, one woman to the left, another one to the right. As the two met towards the center, they waved to the crowd and wondered at the water shooting forth on the area, projecting the logo of this year’s edition. To the left, Marta Jara wore a light blue maxi-dress with white floral patterns and ruffled with chiffon from the leg down. She also wore white stilettos that were quite higher than what she was used to—if she wore stilettos at all. On the right, Laila Násser wore a strapless white jumpsuit that used wide leg pants and neatly decorated her white stilettos. Martita loved frills; Laila preferred convenience. It was interesting to see the two women, both native ambarenses, enjoy the effects of WorldVision’s presence in their native hometown: people were happier than usual, ready to extend their Carnival celebrations for a few more weeks (much to the chagrin of the Diocease of Puerto Ámbar, who was already undergoing Lent and was worried that their parishioners would forgo Lenten worship, not like it already mattered), and businesspeople enjoyed the extra opportunities to make money before Holy Week.

Once the two women met in the center, they hugged each other, gave kisses to their cheeks and waved to the crowd surrounding them once again.

MARTA JARA & LAILA NÁSSER: Welcome to the 112th WorldVision Song Contest!
MARTA JARA: Welcome to the Heart of the Northeast!
LAILA NÁSSER: Welcome to Puerto Ámbar!
MARTA JARA: ¡Bienvenidos!
LAILA NÁSSER: Thirty-six editions have passed since the Achaean Republic has hosted the Multiverse’s premier musical competition, and by God, how things have changed, haven’t they, Martita?
MARTA JARA: Yes! Tonight, we’re ready to dive in (winks) and enjoy the carnival of music each of our performers have prepared for all of us here in the legendary Navegantes Convention Center, and to your homes around the Multiverse.
LAILA NÁSSER: Don’t forget you can vote up to twenty times for your favorite performances online at http://www.worldvision.tv, the Official WorldVision app, by SMS or text message, and if you’re in countries like the Achaean Republic, you can also vote through WhatsApp. But don’t vote yet! You need to wait until the last performance is completed before we open the voting lines, okay?
MARTA JARA: ¡Sí! Now, are you ready to dive in to great music, Puerto Ámbar? (The crowd around the stage goes wild.) Okay, let’s do this…
LAILA NÁSSER: Okay, so here goes…
MARTA JARA & LAILA NÁSSER: Puerto Ámbar…Multiverse…Let the 112nd WorldVision Song Contest begin!

Fireworks arise from around the stage. The water projections are suddenly turned on, the first one on the viewer’s left presenting this edition’s WorldVision logo, and the second one on the viewer’s right says DIVE IN! in all caps. The two presenters leave before the first performance begins…
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Postby Vartugia » Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:38 am

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DIA RIA- Notecrack





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Dia Ria, the biggest superstar in the universe and the pride of Vartugia. Everyone knows her. Wait, you have never heard her? Well, that is because your government is censoring her music! She and the trillions of her fans, Diarias, eat up all of her songs like pancakes. Now she will open WorldVision Song Contest. What can possibly go wrong?



She enters the stage and begins to sing. But it is clear that her vocals are less than desired. There are many words to describe her vocals and none of them are good.

(*Fake Spanish gibberish*)
Let's go, tu perro (Let’s go, your dogs)


People are shocked at how awful her vocals are. She also appears to struggling to remember the lyrics, making up some of it.

I have been searching your soul
Trying to bless it
Waiting for you to be motorized
You will never have this one time hearing this
Make sure you don’t forget it at all
*???*


She tries to sing in Spanish but that ends up not being great. She does some little dancing, but it ends up looking like she is distracting everyone.

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Hámsters en bicicleta, let’s go (Hamsters on bike, let's go)
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
*spanish gibberish*, no table


She does some awkward looking dance moves, but it looks like it isn't working. Her vocals is beginning to be more crackier than ever, making it hard to listen to.

Please stay here
You must listen to my voice
Hear my flawless performance
I make you never wanna leave my show
Please stay here
I am not done with my song


Her dancing isnt helping her, since she can't hide her voice by dancing. Plus her dancing isn't helping anyone.


Hear my flawless vocals, honey
There is only one voice and it is mine
Hear my flawless vocals, honey
It is a memory you will not forget


Everyone is staring at me for some reason
This is a forum-based song contest lol
All of the others are a bunch of losers
We are not butchering a 90’s classic
I am improving it flawlessly
*???*


She tries to sing in Spanish again but she seems to forget the lyrics. This is not

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Hámsters en bicicleta, let’s go (Hamsters on bike, let's go)
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, ooh
We can’t speak Spanish can someone please help us


Please stay here
You must listen to my voice
We are slay with these amazing vocal cords
I have the best voice in the world
Please stay here (Ooh)
I am not done with my song (It last forever, darling)
Come and sit longer, listen to me
I am the star


More dancing continues as she tries to distract everyone but her dancing is anything but good.

Hear my flawless vocals, honey
There is only one voice and it is mine
Hear my flawless vocals, honey
It is a memory you will not forget
Hear my flawless vocals, honey (Mmm)
Gotta rub me the right way, honey (Mmm)
(Please stay here)
Hear my flawless vocals, honey
It is a memory you will not forget


More bad Spanish ensures. Well this is just insulting.

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Hámsters en bicicleta, let’s go (Hamsters on bike, let's go)
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
We are slaying like I slayed your mother


Now we have a heavy part where she appears to mix up some lyrics or make them up. Her vocals are beginning to sound tired and out of breath.

Please stay here
You must listen to my voice
We are slay with these amazing vocal cords
You won’t find one with a voice like this
Please stay here (Me)
I am not done with my song (Ooh)
So please be seated forever
This is the entry of a star
Please stay here (Please stay here)
You must listen to my voice (Uh, yeah)
Hear my flawless performance
Every note is pitch-perfect and definitely not out of tune
Please stay here (Please stay here, mate)
I am not done with my song
Come and sit longer, listen to me
I am the star


Out of breath, she more than struggles with singing. This is the final lines of the song, so it is over soon.

Hear my flawless vocals, honey
It is a memory you will not forget


The sound of applause was playing but everyone was staring at the stage, not moving their hands. It's like this is played to make sure Dia Ria is the superstar she is. The act was quickly forgotten as we moved into toe next act.
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Postby Hakushiya » Tue Feb 06, 2024 5:17 pm

#002: Hakushiya
Ravine Nichols - “My Rare Psyche”**
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IC lyricist: Ravine Nichols
IC language(s): mostly English with some Cantonese mixed in for the second verse
IC composers: Ravine Nichols, Lynette Jung* (The Serene)
IC arrangers: Lynette Jung* (The Serene), Carly Rhee (The Serene), BROWNiE (ChillNCake), Mia Hirai, Lori Kaslana
OOC tune: Ado - “I'm a Controversy”



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Ravine in a promotional picture for Hakushiya’s entry into WorldVision 112

Prologue
(TW: the first spoiler below hides content that mentions substance abuse + attempted murder + involuntary confinement in a non-glorifying manner)
Part A: The Basics
>full name with honorific: Myx. Ravine Lia Nichols
>pronouns: they/she (this post will use “they/them” pronouns when referring to Ravine for consistency)
>birthplace: the upper Juchownian province of Tamsui (蛋水県)
>DOB: February 29, 1984 CE
>gender identity: a transgender demiwoman
>deadname: John
>current career run: March 1, 2023 to the present

Part B: The Not-So-Savory Past
>original career run as John Da Joker: March 29, 2000 to April 4, 2014
>criminal record during the original career run: 3 DUIs in 2011, 2013, and 2014 + a drug investigation throughout 2014 + an attempt at a public double murder the day before the OG career run ended
>original sentence: 8 years of imprisonment from May 29, 2014 (later shortened to 6 years from then upon further assessment)
>post-jail rehab: 2.5 years at the Kowtiew Rehabilitation Center

written from co-composer Lynette Jung’s* perspective with flashbacks written in italics

“5 days left until WorldVision 112.”

This was the latest morning message the memory cells in my brain sent to my conscience: a reminder to check on Ravine to ensure rehearsals for their first big stage outside of the Hakushiyan bubble were going as planned.

I opened my DMs to my inbox for a group chat called ‘Hakushiya to the world’ and… there it was. The receipt that held the audiovisual keys to this penultimate lock in Ravine’s WorldVision journey. I tapped on it just to notice that they were warming up (together with their backup crew, that is) for another rehearsal, having finished the first one the day before without any major incidents that’d seriously impact Hakushiya’s first-ever show on the WorldVision stage.

January 29, 2023 CE: my first time seeing a fresh-out-of-rehab Ravine in reality, to the wonder of my eyes. In a cafe near their new apartment, I finally got to understand them as more than just their past criminality… and it was because I could tell that a decade of being shut off from the overworld had further weakened their self-esteem.

Another receipt to my DMs. This time it’s for the main rehearsal: as the first couple of notes of the instrumental play in the background, Ravine goes to sing the introductory lines, with their backup crew literally behind their back.

”Honestly, I don’t wanna tell people that I’m a male joker anymore,” Ravine said to me after we both settled for a seat, some drinks, and a few snacks at the cafe that day. “You see, I’ve been questioning my own gender identity more and more since that fateful day from a decade ago. Knowing how much anguish I’d continue to be in - both physically and emotionally - if I kept wearing that mask called John over my real self, I’m coming out today as a trans demiwoman, by the name of Ravine, just to you and your friends.”

Those words sounded like the cleanest of music to my ears - a far cry from those explicit, straight-outta-inceldom raps that’d tried to tear me apart in the past.


D-4 to WorldVision 112: another cause for Ravine to DM me a receipt. This one was for their first onstage rehearsal, with the backup dance crew wearing merperson costumes on a compass-like stage… wait, so there are no pandas onstage as an adaptation to this contest’s aquatic theme, right?

November 12, 2023 CE: the day we met again. By this point, Ravine’d become able to show some lyrics and melodic progressions that they wanted to use for their first new song release in a decade (which would also serve as their coming-out to a wider stage), not to mention their close-to-the-top participation in S5 of Hidden Voices.

“So much potential I can see in here,” I told Ravine. “Now, how shall we turn this into a fuller-fledged composition that’s both harmonically and melodically sound…?”


The next receipt hit a different note from the previous rehearsal-related ones - so Ravine was filming video footage featuring a clown-costumed mannequin the evening after the afternoon rehearsal, in a nearby studio?

“Did this for the video projectors.” Understood.

I listened to one of the initial vocal recordings again and then came back to say this: ”You especially nailed those ad-libs in the bridge. Maybe we could talk about how to add the backing vocals to this song next? We might need some additional backing vocalists for this…”

D-3 to WorldVision 112: the receipt this time showed the near-ending of another one of Ravine’s onstage rehearsals, with the final chorus climactically transitioning into an outro that - once and for all - reaffirmed they were no longer under that joker’s mask.

December 29, 2023 CE: less than two months left before the big stage, and we were about to finish baking up this banger that projected Ravine’s true self in all its glory. But wait! It sounded so fresh in my mind that I could just think back to when I watched the Britonish-hosted 107th edition...

*insert some chitter-chatter about Llalta’s entry in that edition here*

So I went for plan B: bake a new polyphony out of the harmonic batter I'd written down a while ago for a possible new demo. And the rest, as you can probably tell, was more time spent with Ravine in my real life...


Besides ourselves for being involved with the composition and lyric-writing, I’d also like to thank my team of arrangers - Carly Rhee (my fellow teammate who helped with the arpeggiated bell chords and backing vocals), BROWNiE (the white-haired guy from one of my fave bands), and (last but not least) the percussionists whose talents helped us with the drum patterns and sound FX (Mia Hirai and Lori Kaslana) - in this.




Chapter 3 - The Main Act (includes RP for the entry itself)
(note: the Cantonese parts are color-coded in red + the speak-singing parts are italicized + the sung-along parts are underlined)


The Hakushiyan postcard having vanished from all the audiences' eyes (but not their minds), the area surrounding the compass-like stage looked close to being a pitch-black void, save for those who had some form of flashlight in their hands. In spite of all this, all the backup dancers were already spread across the stage's ring-like section (with only the frontmost bit left out of the distribution), each of them dressed up like a merperson while standing in a box made of breakaway glass that had a potpourri of words and doodles scribbled all over. As the real Ravine rose up to the audiences' view through a stage lift in the middle, they were posing similarly (only with the scribbles on their breakaway glass box especially featuring doodles of clown faces and their body not being dressed up like the backup dancers').

0:00-0:08
As the opening notes played, Ravine was the first to smash their box's breakaway glass, their lift having leveled with the rest of the stage. A synchronized awakening of the onstage lights soon followed, with the video projectors then showing Ravine’s self-filmed footage of a clown-costumed mannequin as they loudly whispered the introductory lines in a curious-sounding manner.

Have y’all met with my rare psyche?
Have y’all met with my rare psyche?
Have y’all met with my rare psyche?


0:08-0:10
The video projectors would temporarily cut to some 3D-rendered animation of a thinking emoji as Ravine sang the song’s producer tag just before another arpeggio.

(Made with T.S. Sound)


0:10-0:22
Once the video projectors had cut back to the self-filmed footage, Ravine began conducting an imaginary set of mahjong tiles as they sang the first verse on gossip-related concepts - meanwhile, the backup dancers remained in their breakaway glass boxes as they did some synchronized dances like mechanically-rigid robots.

That town square, this highway, that you-know-what’s-there
Talking crap, talking hats, talking his mess
The circles, the myriads, the sticks in his ways
If I gotta be honest, it’s all so lame


0:22-0:29
Ravine’s movements became more aerodynamic as they sang the first two lines of their song’s first pre-chorus and the backup dancers in the breakaway glass boxes began to jive faster like they were spinners. At the same time, the video projectors went on to cut to 3D renders of alternating mahjong tiles as the onstage lights flashed a passionate-looking red every 8 beats.

“He already lost in all four winds like years ago”
“He’s so blind, he couldn’t even place his tiles like you”


0:29-0:38
While Ravine and their backup dance crew continued as before, the onstage lights would stabilize for 2/3 of the first pre-chorus's remaining lines before flashing again on the last as the backup dancers closer to the stage's middle broke out of their boxes in a fierce manner to reflect the rebellious lyrical content.

But what if I told you that he was fake all this time, then?
Would you trust me?
You should go taste my melon soup for a while, lah


0:38-1:04
Once the song'd transitioned to the first chorus, Ravine busted some affirming dance moves to follow the backup dancers that'd gotten out of their boxes at the end of the first pre-chorus - with that, the video projectors hovering above the stage would revert to showing Ravine's self-filmed footage throughout this part, and the lyrics sung made sure to include some food-related puns as well.

Lemme show y’all my rare psyche
Lemme show y’all my rare psyche
It’s not dead, it’s not sick
It’s just been frozen for years (hey)
Lemme break this wall for good
Lemme break this wall for good
He’s all stained, he’s all fake
It’s time I let go for real (hey)
Drunkard, stalker, hater, killer,
cheater, incel, joker (yeah)
Tried to be one with him
but honestly he’s just… (woah)
Lemme show y’all my rare psyche
Lemme show y’all my rare psyche
It’s been hurt long enough
Looks like you won’t beat the wyvern


1:04-1:11
With the first chorus all over, the entrance into the instrumental half of the dance break was met with Ravine and their backup dancers staying in sync with the beat somehow - while the main act and out-of-the-box backups were moving more aerodynamically to symbolize liberation, the backup dancers who were still stuck in breakaway glass boxes had started their robot-like choreography again. At the same time, the video projectors flashed to the beat between Ravine's self-filmed footage and not displaying anything at all, while the onstage lights did something similar by flashing between dimness and a flame-like orange.

1:11-1:16
As the video projectors, onstage lights, and backup dancers all continued to move to the beat, Ravine would continue with their aerodynamic movements while recitatively singing the two lines of the dance break's other half like a roaring dragon.

Yeah, yeah, off with his burnt-out head
Yeah, yeah, off to that grave, this way


1:16-1:23
Ravine then proceeded to kinda rap in the language of most of their pre-2014 repertoire - Cantonese - with their backup dance crew circling around the middle section of the stage and their body's arms moving like a bird's wings, perhaps signifying a willingness to balance their past with the present.

佢真錯嘅 佢真食錯藥嘅
keoi5 zan1 co3 ge3 keoi5 zan1 sik6 co3 joek6 ge3
冇正心 冇正端 全自相矛盾嘅
mou5 zing3 sam1 mou5 zing3 dyun1 cyun4 zi6 soeng1 maau4 teon5 ge3

He's been so false, he's been so crazy
He’s done things heartlessly, mindlessly, all-contradictorily


1:23-1:30
While the kinda-rapping-in-Cantonese from Ravine continued with the movements of the entire crew currently onstage, the onstage lights and video projectors would both flicker on-and-off repeatedly throughout the other half of this verse.

點解我同佢分咗呀? 點解我唔想佢嘅生呀?
dim2 gaai2 ngo5 tung4 keoi5 fan1 zo2 aa1? dim2 gaai2 ngo5 m4 soeng2 keoi5 ge3 saang1 aa1?
想知道全呀你? 我畀你 冇謊嘅d圍棋囉
soeng2 zi1 dou6 cyun4 aa1 nei5? ngo5 bei2 nei5 mou5 fong1 ge3 di1 wai4 kei4 lo1

Why am I separating from him? Why don't I wanna be like him?
Wanna know it all? Let's play a lie-free game of Go, lor


1:30-1:47
Ravine and their backup dancers then returned to following the structures they did in the first pre-chorus - for this second time, however, the video projectors would cut to a 3D-rendered Go simulation while the backup dancers in the sections furthest away from everyone else onstage would be the ones to work towards breaking away from their boxes throughout.

“He’s been placing all his stones without an open point”
“He’s so dumb, he keeps stalemating all by his design”
But what if I told you the yaksha won before April, then?
Would you trust me?
You should go wear my jester’s mask for a day, yeah


1:47-1:49
The whole onstage backup dance crew began looking more like a liberated colony as the remaining boxed dancers escaped their breakaway glass boxes upon Ravine's vocalization after "...for a day" - however, this part of the Hakushiyan entry wasn't complete yet, as the onstage lights and video projectors would still go dark while the entire backup crew froze in poses and Ravine still had to speak-sing one more line (albeit more quietly) before they could proceed to another chorus.

Wow, what a feeling


1:49-2:15
The song transitioned into the second chorus, following a similar protocol to the first (including, of course, the video projectors hovering above the stage reverting to Ravine's self-filmed footage).

Lemme show y’all my rare psyche
Lemme show y’all my rare psyche
It’s not dead, it’s not sick
It’s just been frozen for years (hey)
Lemme break this wall for good
Lemme break this wall for good
He’s all stained, he’s all fake
It’s time I let go for real (hey)
Drunkard, stalker, hater, killer,
cheater, incel, joker (yeah)
Tried to fit his alpha type
lying on needles, yeah (woah)
Lemme show y’all my rare psyche
Lemme show y’all my rare psyche
It’s been hurt long enough
It just made its own timber boat


2:15-2:27
Now that the first two choruses had already been unleashed onstage, it was time for the bridge leading into the last chorus - this section was the one where Ravine began politely interrogating the audience through words and movements, where the self-filmed footage being displayed on the video projectors started showing a more-damaged clown-costumed mannequin, and where the rest of the onstage lights had gone dimmer.

Do you see all my imperfect perfections like I do?
Just like that
Can you tell if he was just another costume to me and you?
I do


2:27-2:36
The onstage lights remaining dimmed and the video projectors still showing Ravine's self-filmed footage, Ravine and their all-outta-their-boxes backup dancers resorted to busting some semi-robotic moves for the first half of the final chorus as the former alternated between different forms of speak-singing.

Hope y’all just saw my rare psyche
Hope y’all just saw my rare psyche
Hope y’all just saw my rare psyche
Hope y’all just saw my rare psyche

Lemme break this wall for good
Lemme break this wall for good


2:36-2:40
While everyone onstage kept those positions, Ravine went back to a more melodic manner as they sang the two lines marking the transition between this final chorus's halves.

He’s all stained, he’s all fake
It’s time I let go for real (hey)


2:40-2:53
The same onstage protocol for the second halves of the first two choruses was put back in place for this final chorus's second half, with Ravine's self-filmed footage still being displayed on the video projectors (this time with the clown-costumed mannequin continuing to showcase exponentially-obvious damage).

Drunkard, stalker, hater, killer,
cheater, incel, joker (yeah)
Tried to be one with him
but honestly he’s just… (woah)
Hope y’all just saw my rare psyche
Hope y’all just saw my rare psyche
It’s part pink, it’s part tough
It can melt your sabers away


2:53-2:57
The other standout of this song's final chorus (the speak-singing in the first half having already been covered) turned out to be the repetition of the final line of melody in its chorus structure, and Ravine proceeded to render it like a fierce tiger by telling everyone watching them to make peace with them.

‘Cause it needs your silk clothes instead


2:57-3:09
The final glass-punching sound effect having been overlaid with all the onstage crew (Ravine included) stomping their right feet on the stage floor, there was a short pause in Ravine's vocals before the final outro lyrics as the video projectors had cut to the part of the self-filmed footage where the clown-costumed mannequin looked more like a decomposed skeleton with rags of red and white scattered across its expanse.

Now that y’all saw my rare psyche
Now that y’all saw my rare psyche
Now that y’all saw my rare psyche


3:09-end
Once Ravine had recited the last line of their multiverse-addressing anthem for good, the onstage lights and video projectors had all returned the WV112 hall into a pitch-black ocean (save for the flashlight-like objects in the live audiences' hands) to allow for a smooth transition into the next nation's postcard.

Don’t tease me no more




*yes, she’s the same person as that half-Britonish Lynette Jung from the VM2021 international selection (if you still remember that) - she got used to life in Hakushiya after surviving the Lioxutopian cataclysm (which erased Rhim Flavezztowland from the present temporal plane).
**OOC note: I used AI to generate the cover art for this song (which per the WV strike system guidance isn't verboten outright) so ;)
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Oreo City 86: 23rd (1st debut as RF)
Peeto 87: 30th (as RF)
Flav City 88: 10th (1st hosting as RF)
Auszer 89: DNF (withdrew)
Avon 90: DNF (withdrew)
Haufenburg 91: 13th (as RF)
Anyme 92: 18th (as RF)
Puerto Ambar 112: 16th (2nd debut as Hakushiya)
Light City 113: TBA



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3 : Furballland - Žémķörøwdiakevekdiïyæådnøyakæ

Postby Furballland » Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:40 pm

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Sit Under the Tree is all about the confessions that went through between each other, and they sit under the tree to admire each other, they talk to each other, while watching the view in the city, they knew what was going on about themselves, and they each given different viewpoints in life, they continued the conversation, and they lied to each other, thinking it can pass through them easily, but they had to tell the truth to each other, and they knew that they will be separated from each other, but they can't leave behind their loved ones.

Although they are separated from each other, there was one question that they didn't answer,
"Is it just a dream? Or is it just a hoax?" They do not know what to do, they think about themselves in silence, and think about what just happened, in their mind, they blame each other for their mistakes, and pinpoint to each other for their wrongdoings, their thinking becomes more complicated as they dig deeper to their past, but couldn't find anything. All they need is to spend time with each other, they could have bonded together, and now, they think it is too late to start all over, bit by bit, they forget their love life, and thinking that they are not matched, but soon, they return to the park, and sit under the tree.

However, she was lonely, second by second, she impatiently waited for him, but there was no sign of him walking to the park, and she was left in despair, as she waited, she could have returned to her home, but she is determined to wait as long as possible, however, she was devastated that he wasn't coming, she shed tears of sadness as she can't wait for much longer, but then, she spotted him walking to the tree, but he does not want to see her, and wanted to replace her, and spend time to himself instead, because of that, her crying becomes louder, and disturbing his lonely time, he walks to the tree, while she wanted him to talk to each other.

They have some conversations, but their love is now undetermined because they have separated in between, because of that, they don't know how to mend their relationship, but they knew that they have each other, but their interests are now conflicted, and soon, they argued to each other, and tried their best to compromise, but their plans were in vain, but shortly after that, they forgave each other, and they knew that they won't be here for long, and they will still get through this.

They realized that their mistakes were a result of the trauma that they made, fortunately, they put their differences aside, and promised that they would do better in their life, and they hoped that they would not fall apart. They want to feel the best of their lives, rather than accepting the fate of leaving everything behind, and forgetting their love life, they finally understand the value of love, and now, they wanted to be together for life. Day by day, they would come around, and sit under the tree, and look at the beautiful skies, while they were holding hands, and they finally found happiness between each other, and kept their promise to not hurt each other.



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While she is desperate to find out what had happened to their nation, she is busy trying to compete with the infamous AI music, and they are working with it to ensure that the music industry is still on the human side. After they finished their daily work on their music project, she came back to her home and watched the televoting procedure in WSC111 in Akjefuldin, Aenglide. They were horrified and disturbed by the results, as they found out that not only that their nation get points that were too few in the jury, but also in the televote. Bella Pjötrssen, being the only host, had come up with a fun memorandum to Furballland.

Here's a country that sent something very relevant to the sort of weather Aenglide's been having at the moment. Winter rain. Here's Furballland. 33 points!


She was horrified by what she just saw on television, she is disappointed, considering that Furballland itself has been drowning in controversies and scandals, she knew she had to do it, without the help of AI, or she may face the consequences so severe, that it would be enough to scar a person for life. Meanwhile, in Akjefuldin, Aenglide, Mashimori, now a villain in the music industry, cries in public, saying it was "rigged", and should face the consequences for "downplaying", and "underestimating" the capabilities of Furballland. She watched again and saw Mashimori being apprehended by Akjefuldin police for disrespecting Ugunnustan's first win, the news broke out after the WSC111 live show, she saw it on the television.

OTR News:
Sakara Mashimori, the Kishifushiman Music Artist, was arrested, and charged with public disturbance, and assault, police said that "he was trying to kill one of our colleagues", and "he should be held accountable for what it had happened". Mashimori, known for its song "Winter Rain", was now under fire, saying it was "effortless", and "too Robotic", considering that they used AI for their lyrics.
Kavo had to apologize to the public for what had happened, they said "We would like to apologize to everyone, we didn't know that it was AI-generated, and at the time, we weren't aware of the dangers, and the consequences of AI, it wasn't until the WSC Committee sends us an email, and read
"Dear Furballland, we would like to stop the AI involvement in your songs, and it is not healthy for the community as a whole, and it would be seen as "lazy", and "effortless" byproducts, we humbly ask you to stop the AI involvement, the rulebook may haven't been updated, but we are trying to ban AI, and if you offend the rules once again, you may face consequences."


She is shocked when she sees the news that she watched, because of that, she works harder on her new music piece, and she spends 16 hours just working on her music piece because WV112 host bidding is coming to a close, so she is trying to work to her limits, and as a result, she becomes physically ill, but that doesn't stop her from creating her music, which she wanted to finish by the time the host bid of WV112 has been announced, so she works as hard as possible, and even creating a music video, but she hadn't come up with the name yet.

After a few weeks, she finally succeeded in her music project "Sit Under the Tree", she initially chose Guitar Pop, but she finds it dull for her taste, and she instead chose City Pop, she thinks, it is brilliant, City Pop is a weird choice for a love song that involves a Tree, but she knew she had to do it, and her song was accepted, and released on February 2, 2024, it was unknown at the time because she did not want to release it on public until the right time, but she knows that it will become a hit by the time WV112 comes to an end, she was happy that she was finally done with her song project, and she sets high expectations for her song, and she said "I hope it will come out on top 5", she is prepared to travel to Achaean Republic, and to perform that song.




About the Artist

Ğretvak Ővokursza was born on July 26, 1994 in the small town of Vakokla (Population: 22,123), she spend her childhood like the rest of children do, playing games, and toying with anything that are allowed by families, she was a troublemaker, she would often bully other students that are "Inferior" to her and she would harass other classmates, because of that, she as expelled multiple times for bullying students, she was also on the news for wrong reasons, although she did not lead them to self-death, she was physically punished by teachers, and her parents called her a "disappointment (in a good way)" due to her unruly behaviour, she was rehabilitated at the age of 16, and managed to recover form her unruly behaviour, she describes rehabilitation as "the only way to learn her a lesson", in an interview, she said,
Back then, when i was a bad b*tch, i was sent to the rehabilitation facility, and i was lonely, they were brutal, they even falsely accused me of every single thing that they said to me, i don't remember what they're saying, but i know that they abused me, just like i abused, and bullied the "inferiors", i indeed tasted my own medicine, although, i found my passion while i was in the rehab, music is now my life's goal because of that, when i got out of the rehabilitation facility, i was obsessed with music, and now, i am grateful for what i am today.


She debuted on March 17, 2013, with her song "In Trouble", despite her debut, she was met with criticism due to her past history, and the critics said, "Imagine supporting her debut, it would be the same as defending the bully, and protecting them at all costs, it is not good, and should have given up". But that didn't stop her from working hard to gain the hearts of many, she continued to release 2 more songs in 2013, however, she was downplayed by critics, just because of her past history, and because of that, she was suffering from depression and her mental health started to deteriorate, and she was admitted to the mental hospital, where she spent 2 years in there. When she was released from the mental hospital on January 22, 2016, she was greeted by journalists, and fans from all over the world, and she finally found her recognition.

Despite that, she took on a hiatus due to the trauma that she experienced in the past, she still suffering from depression, and attempted to take her own life multiple times, she was harming herself, and took many pills to relieve her self-harming, but it did not work, she battled with depression, but she was unsuccessful, and on May 22, 2018, she was found unresponsive on her apartment, she attempted to take her own life, she was admitted to the hospital, and spends 4 months in the comatose state. On October 4, 2018, she woke up from her comatose state, and she made a full recovery on New Year's Day 2019, in an interview, she said,

When i was released in the mental hospital, i was shocked that there were many of them, journalists questioning me, fans cheering on me, i thought i was in the highest point of my life, but in reality, i was suffering even more, i even harmed my self at one point, it was the lowest point of my life, in fact, it was so low, that i said "i will say goodbye to the world, i won't see you again anymore", so, i overdosed myself, and i thought, it was the end of my life, and that's it, but little did i know, i did not die, i woke up in the hospital 4 months later, i couldn't talk, and i cannot move anything, only my eyes are moving, and i thought that it is only a day ago, but when the doctor said it to me, i was shocked, i have been in a coma for 4 months, it is complicated to see how it had happened, but it happened, it was a miracle that i was still living, by the time New Year's come around, i was discharged from the hospital, and i finally found happiness in my life once again, and now i become a successful artist, and i am proud that i am still there, because, " A Bad Past doesn't me a Bad Future".


After a 3 year Hiatus, and recovery from her past, she finally released an album called "A Dark Past", it became a hit, with 2 million copies sold in the first week, she finally found her true self, giving her a second chance to live, and became a national celebrity, but it is still marred with criticism, because of that, it only sold in Furballland, not anywhere, but she understands that she is in a better shape than before, she expresses gratitude to her fans and her own family for supporting her all this time.

Today, in 2024, she worked on her new song, with a City Pop genre, she managed to work fast, and hard, putting effort into the song, she released the song "Sit Under the Tree", she says "I will not publicly release it until WV112 comes to an end, as I wanted to perform it first", she continues to support her fans, and rewarding her with gifts, she gave an example of kindness to her life, and to everyone, she selflessly sacrifices her own life to entertain, and to listen to her music, she currently sets high expectations on her song, and she hopes that she will reach at least top 10, or in a better scenario, in top 5, although she understands that she may or may not reach its goal, at least she put it into effort.




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Her first impressions of Puerto Ámbar were shocking, she said it was amazing, and the vibrant culture left her speechless, she was surprised that this city is very crowded during festivals, and she was crammed in by thousands of people, she couldn't move until the crowd control came in, and alleviate the crowd, she was free from cramming in, it could have been worse, she rented an apartment for a month to watch the progress in Puerto Ámbar, and its Worldvision Preparation because Puerto Ámbar just recently secured its host bid.

She is waiting for the right time, she watches the preparation, and she meets other artists such as Kiana Knight, Fanal, and others, she speaks up in the meeting, and she responds when replied, when a journalist asks her questions, she replied, and walks away from the journalists. Hours leading up to the event, she is preparing for her participation, and she wore a blue dress, her human decoys have arrived, and they are here to perform for Furballland, a lot of equipment was brought to the scene.

However, one question remains unanswered, is she gonna be in the top 10, or top 5, however, we will never know, because it may or may not reach its goal, or even worse, fall off to the bottom 10, and get humiliated by the community, no one will ever know until the end of the contest.




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Before the Performance

Ğretvak was ordered to go to the waiting room as the contest began, she was waiting for her moment when she saw the Nation of Vartugia performed by Dia Ria, she couldn't bear the annoying sound that came from Vartugia's performance, she almost passed out from the annoyances of Dia Ria, she dislikes the Vartugian entry by a longshot, she is that close to a performance, she is shivering as she waits for that long, she almost slept at one point, but was woken up by her team, and the Furballlandian Delegation members have arrived in Puerto Ámbar, and entered the Navegantes Convention Center, the Delegation tried to find Ğretvak, but she was nowhere to be found.

After a few minutes, she was found, and the Delegation met Ğretvak, and asked "How are you today, are you fine?", she replied, "Yes, why did you ask this question?", the Delegation replied, "Because we are concerned about you, what if you did not show up, everybody is waiting for you, Hakushiya is already performing, and you are next", she replied, "I know, I am shivering with fear, because I never performed to such many people before", the Delegation said "Don't worry, we're here for you to support, we always here for you", and the team said "we are here to support you!" and proceeds to have a group hug to have good luck in performance. After Ravine Nichols from Hakushiya performed, the Delegation said "Ğretvak, you are now the one to perform, good luck performing!" the team went along with it, to help with the effects, and props, as well as her human decoys, she is the third entry in WV112, and she will perform. The postcard shows the scene of mountains surrounding Puerto Ámbar, and after that, she now has to perform the song, and crowds cheer as the performance starts.




the Performance

Start-0:18
The song starts with a light mellow instrumental intro, and the screen at the back starts to brighten a little bit which shows a tree in the middle of the night, at the same time, the camera focuses on the right side of the stage, on the very right of the scene captured by the camera, the human decoys (yes, the living decoys, that are actors) walked to the tree, which has been decorated right before the performance, and they sat in the tree, while Ğretvak is standing on the left side of the scene waiting for her to sing, she quietly waits until the instrumental intro ends.
(Instrumental Intro)


0:19-0:38
The camera smoothly transitioned to Ğretvak with a faded blur effect, she starts to sing, the blue light slowly brightens and the camera pans very slowly away from Ğretvak, she is in front of the stage, and she moves closer to the very front of the stage, Ğretvak's movement on stage signifies a relationship pulling away further. As the first verse ends in a few seconds, the camera slowly tilted into the darkness.

I have come to you
Maybe I should go?
Is it just a dream?
Or is it just a hoax?
But whenever I can go through.


0:38-0:57
Then, the camera smoothly transitioned and shifted focus to the stage screen, and on the left side of the scene, there is Ğretvak singing, Ğretvak was on the scene for a few seconds before the camera shifted focus to the "living" decoys, where the "living" decoys act like they were having a conversation in the tree, and to look real, as the chorus comes closer, the camera still focused on the actors, before slowly and smoothly transitioning to Ğretvak again.

Isn't it a shame?
Loving is still so Good
Can you come to the Tree
We will have some bond
And we will have each other.


0:57-1:18
The camera smoothly transitioned and shifted focus to Ğretvak once again, she slowly walked back to the center of the stage, and while the camera slowly pans away from her, she continued to sing, while the mist slowly covered the stage, and the rain appeared in the stage screen, and she appeared to hold a leaf, and the camera shifted focus to the leaf. Hidden beneath the props, the team uses a blow dryer to make the leaf fly away from the scene, this illusion is very well hidden from the audience, and a few seconds later, it shifts focus to Ğretvak, the camera shifted focus to the actors (who where "living" decoys).

Please come sit Under the Tree
We will have some time
And for us each other
It gave me some feeling
And you have given your heart
However, we fell apart.


1:18-1:36
The camera shifted focus to the "living" decoys, who were sitting in the tree, were now in silhouette form, and the lights slowly brightened further, in the scene, the "living" decoys act like they are arguing, this signifies that the confessions were meant to be honest, but also resulted in an argument as well, the camera slowly zooms closer to the silhouette figures (that are the "living" decoys), the stage slowly gets cold, and the mist getting stronger, the lights slowly dimmed into darkness, then the camera shifted focus to Ğretvak once again, and a few seconds later, the lights dramatically turned off, and the stage screen dimmed to its darkest, this signifies the beginning of dark stages of relationships.

Just come sit Under the Tree
Confession goes through
But we will tell the truth
We always blame each other
But we will get through this
We don't know how.


1:36-1:58
Lights flicker five times before slowly returning to the blue light, and the camera shifts focus to Ğretvak once again and the lights also focused on Ğretvak, the camera also pans slowly to the right, and the background changes to morning, and the tree is in front of them, with the wind blowing on the tree, the mist effect gradually disappears, while the stage is still cold, by that point, it became clear that the performance would become darker, just like the relationship that they went through, the stage screen becomes darker as they approach the critical moment of the performance.

We easily go through
We lied in between
We don't know for sure
As we still don't know
What we meant for each of us.


1:58-2:17
While the blue light remains on, the stage screen turns black, and the camera shifts focus to the "living" decoys (who were paid actors btw), and the female decoy sheds tears, which signifies that the relationship is reaching an all-time low, as well as a potential separation, and the abandonment of their love life. the camera shifts focus again to the teardrops (which took them 579 times before they perfected the shot) and after the teardrop scene, the camera smoothly transitions, and shifts focus again to Ğretvak, waiting for her moment, the crowd meanwhile, is amazed at the view of this performance, and they were feeling the nostalgia that they experienced.

(Instrumental Break)


2:17-2:37
Ğretvak sings while she is in the center of the scene, she slowly walks to the very front of the stage, and the camera follows her on the left side, while the lights slowly change from blue to orange, as well as the stage screen changes the background to the tree standing in the noon, with the wind still flowing, and the beautiful background scenery, the blue skies appeared, meanwhile, the camera shifted focus to the front of Ğretvak, the stage is still cold, but it may get warmed up (no, not the temperature), the sense of tranquil is still far out of reach.

Maybe we should stop?
Maybe we let go?
It is not working
But we will get through this
But it is undetermined.


2:37-2:57
The "living" decoys, again in silhouette form, are now walking back, and sitting in the tree, while the scene has changed to the rain, and in the scene, the feeling of tranquil is closer to the couple (again, "living" decoys), while Ğretvak is still standing, singing with her heart, and feeling the sense of gratitude, while the "living" decoys act like they are compromising, this signifies that they put their differences aside, and promised that they would do better in their life, and they hoped that they would not fall apart, the sense of tranquil is closer that ever.

But come sit Under the Tree
We still have each other
It is still fading away
We don't know how to mend
But we will get through this
We don't know what we could do.


2:57-3:17
The camera shifts focus to Ğretvak standing still in her position, she puts her arm to her heart, to feel loved, the lights slowly turn to blue, and the scene turns midnight, which means the couple ("living" decoys), is mesmerizing the stars in the night sky, while Ğretvak slowly moves backward to the center stage, the mist effect slowly fills the stage again, and the stage now looks cold, and the audience are speechless for the design of the performance.

Just come sit Under the Tree
Confession goes through
We are conflicted
But we will tell the truth
We always blame each other
But we will get through this.


3:17-End
The lights slowly dimmed and darkened as the performance is coming to an end, and the song itself slowly faded out, the scene shifted to the "living" decoys, who were holding hands, and acting like they were pointing to the stars, in the clear night sky, the sight was pretty clear, the sense is pretty cold, and the performance is colder, and could only be described as "gloomy" due to its nature of being dark, and dimmed, the song slowly fades out.

But come sit Under the Tree
We still have each other
It is still fading away
We don't know how to mend
But we will get through this
We don't know what we could do........


The performance came to an end, and the crowd was stunned by such an unexpected performance, before the performance, there was a sense of violence inside, where the alphas were becoming more powerful, and the performance with the absolute twist of a twisted mind (performance from Hakushiya | Ravine- My Rare Psyche), they were frozen in place for such cold acting, but very nostalgic performance, meanwhile, Ğretvak feels nervous, but she also feels the gratitude, but then, a few seconds later, the crowds started to cheer, and Ğretvak was shocked because she was cheered on by so many people for different countries, which she never heard before, and so many people that she never heard before, she couldn't say it, but the is proud that she was cheered on, she leaves the stage and was greeted by the Delegation with gratitude. *Meanwhile, the postcard transitioned to the next nation, Brodhavan.*
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4 : Brodhavan - Brødhavan

Postby Brodhavan » Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:43 pm

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Maléna and Bjorn



Story about this Song


This music is all about the struggling relationship between each other, they also argued with each other, ending up with the severing of the relationship, and should have been forever separated, they continued to blackmail each other, and ended up cheating on each other, and they were devastated for cheating to each other, but they said they were okay with that since their relationship is completely cut off, but they still wanted to talk Heart to Heart, but she insisted that they were no longer together. He was shocked that she said it, and she even said that she would never love someone like you thinking he doesn't care about her. He was lonely in the dark, but she didn't care, and she insisted on hating him, she instilled hatred toward him so she could get attention all for herself, and would never and will never look back at hating him, even though he insisted to have another Heart to Heart, but he was ignored, and unfortunately..... that's about it. Although, they finally kissed each other, meaning their Heart to Heart has worked.



Prior to the Worldvision 112


Brodhave debuted in WV111 in Akjefuldin, Aenglide, and has managed to get 105 points in their performance, but this performance comes with challenges, because of the AI involvement, and were accused by the community, but overall the debuted performance is still quite good, ranking 14th out of 29th.




Maléna and Bjorn are just sitting in the Green Room waiting for the results, and they are taking too long, although they hold their hands to comfort each other, and the announcement is made, they did it, they have won the national finals, and now they are the one to perform in Worldvision. They are shocked that they are now the one who represents Brodhavan, they are clear that they are now rehearsing their performance in Puerto Ámbar, Achaean Republic. They soon packed their bags and left Vinanburg to visit Puerto Ámbar, they were accompanied by the Delegation team, and they checked on Maléna and Bjorn to ensure safety. Upon landing in Puerto Ámbar, they were welcomed by many people, they were happy that they were cheered on in the Airport, however, they were immediately sent to their assigned places, but they were okay, regardless of the strict assignment set by the Brodhvadur Delegation, they would still secretly communicate to each other, and Visit wonderful spots in Puerto Ámbar, but the Delegation team were not happy. The Delegation is very mad at them thinking that they violated their mandated "curfew", even though Maléna and Bjorn are just trying to travel.



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Prior to the Performance

As the Worldvision starts, Brodhavan, along with Crustyland, Furballland, Hakushiya, and Vartugia are ordered to go to backstage (waiting room) as the contest began, at first, their confidence is high due to their exhilarating win in their National Finals, but as it turns out, they knew that it is more competitive than they thought, but in the first entry (Vartugia), they used their ear plugs to cover their ears, since Vartugia's performance is a literal dumpster fire, the notecrack is still penetrating to their ears and got annoyed. Then it's Hakushiya's turn to perform, they were amazed by their performance and they vibed with this song, after that, Furballland performed, but Maléna and Bjorn calls it "dull", but they also enjoyed the scene, but the type of music is "dull" for them. After Furballland performed, the Delegation team said "It is your turn to Perform, do it Right now!" Maléna and Bjorn were quick to respond and must be as quick as possible. The postcard shows the drone view of the beautiful cathedral during the festival, the crowd cheers on them.



the Performance


At the start of the performance, the lights slowly brighten on Bjorn's side and he starts to sing, In the background, it depicts a night in the sky, and he slowly walks to Maléna, where she pretends to distance herself further from Bjorn, as the chorus comes closer, the scene slowly zooms in to Bjorn's side.

Hey babe, we know that we fight
Let's just talk in between
And we must start over
It's complicated but we still go around
Oh, I should have done


Maléna starts to sing together with Bjorn, while they are parallel to each other, they slowly walk further away from each other, depicting a separation of relationship, and in the background, it now depicts a storm, just like the relationship being strained, and separated, the camera focused on Bjorn before the chorus ends. After that, the lights turned off.

Let me walk past to you and have another Heart to Heart
You said, "I would never love someone like you, always should be"
How could you say this to me, and did you break my heart?
Heart to Heart


Both of them start to sing, and the lights focus on Bjorn once again, and the camera follows Bjorn's movements, he walks closer to Maléna, but she walks away from him while the lights turned on above her, and a dancer comes to Maléna, and dances with her, depicting the cheating of a relationship, and goes around the cheating situation is too hard, and the paid actor and Maléna walks further away from Bjorn, just like letting go of the relationship, and being together with another man.

Hey babe, can I ask a question?
Did you hurt my heart?
Why did you do that
Going around is not easy as you think
Oh, We should have done


Another chorus starts, in the background, it depicts a sunrise, and the dancer leaves Maléna, Bjorn walks closer to her, but she walks backward from him, just like the broken relationship, though he finally holds Maléna's hand, though she pulls it away from him, a sign that the relationship hasn't worked well (Maléna acted well in the movements that she choreographed), Bjorn still walks closer to Maléna, but she walked away from the scene.

Maybe we'll find a way, and have another Heart to Heart
I said, "You should find a way, and we should have been together"
It's not easy, but we will stay, wait til' the right time
Heart to Heart


As the instrumental break starts, the background changes to the red sky, and the spark shower starts, and Maléna dances with the dancer, while Bjorn is standing alone, depicting a relationship being over, and making the person suffer from depression, while the lights focus on him, as well as Maléna with the dancer. As the instrumental break ends, Maléna pulls herself closer to Bjorn, and Bjorn holds her tight.

*Instrumental Break*


The background shuts off, and the spark shower turns off, while the light focuses on Maléna and Bjorn, they both sing to each other, and they slowly walk further from each other, and they look at each other. The spark shower starts again, and the background changes to a cherry blossom blooming in the wind, it depicts a relationship returning to what it was before the troubles began, as the performance ends, they walk closer to each other, and they hold their hands on one arm, after that, they kissed each other, and the performance ends.

I was lonely in the dark and had another Heart to Heart
You said, "It is all your fault, i shouldn't love, someone like you"
I am heartbroken, and you really hurt my feelings
Heart to Heart


After that, they still kissed each other, as if they loved each other, and the crowds cheered loudly, things got emotional after that, and feeling gratitude for the crowds, they hugged each other, and said "Thank You Puerto Ámbar! Gracias!" the crowds cheered them louder as they walk away from the stage. they saw the Delegation team, in a serious tone, congratulates Maléna and Bjorn for their diligent performance. *Meanwhile, the postcard transitioned to the next nation, Crustyland.*
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Postby Crustyland » Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:04 am

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It was quite the shock for Crustyland as the voting ended. Jeremias Hansen and his song "Do More Of What You Love" had come third last... Not quite what they were hoping for. During the jury points there was periods were Crustyland was on a points drought with the odd couple of points every now and again that kept them from last place. Sitting at just 12 points this wasn't their night. Strangely enough the televoting was much kinder awarding them 27 points giving them some joy at least. What was to be expected for a song that was 18 seconds long!

Anyways, back to work. In the midst of an economic boom, Crustyland's budget for WorldVision 112 was significantly higher than previous years. CRAP once again chose to hold an internal selection process, which led to the selection of Tanja Evensen and her upbeat song "Come Dance With Me". Tanja, a 25-year-old native of the small and isolated island of Rotbumia, hailed from the rural town of Brann. With a population of just under 4,000 people, the island was a quaint and charming yet rugged place. Tanja grew up in a traditional farming lifestyle, which was the primary source of income on the island. Despite being a mountainous and rugged terrain, the island remained largely untouched by the hordes of semi-aquatic sea life that frequented the surrounding waters. Upon moving to Rannk for university in 2018, she pursued her passion for songwriting and singing by studying music. Tanja would eventually settle in Rannk in a small studio apartment.

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Tanja's self-written song "Come Dance With Me" combines two vastly different genres - traditional Rotbumian music and rock, into a single, electrifying track. When asked about the inspiration behind her creation, Tanja explained that she wanted to fuse her own alternative sound with a rock twist to create a hit that would resonate with her audience. The resulting song is a perfect combination of modern and traditional music that also showcases Tanja's unique talent and creativity. The song was seen by many as something fresh and unique. Tanja knew the song would divide opinion as it was definitely something that hadn't really been attempted at WorldVision, but to be honest she was just happy to be representing her island but also her country on the WorldVision stage.

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Brodhavan's act left the stage, and Tanja made her way to the stage, ready to perform. They had just over a minute to get ready while the postcard played out. The fans in the audience were enthusiastic tonight, cheering for everybody, which only helped the fact she was representing one of the strangest and musically indecisive countries in the contest. Tanja was a proud Crustylandian; she adored her country, and she had witnessed them, well, take to the stage with entries that were honestly rather great to entries that left her just downright lost. Crustyland had only ever finished in the top ten once, something she and the population back home desperately wanted again. Tanja knew her daring mix of genres in the song was risky, but to be honest, it wasn't as nearly as chaotic as some of her country's past entries!

The postcard ends, and the song begins, and the arena is full of cheers. We have a full stage shot that draws slowly nearer to the stage. The stage is awash with bright, colourful, neon twinkling lights ranging from blue, green, pink, yellow and white during the opening bars. Tanja is standing centre stage with her head facing the ground. Tanja is dressed in a sparkling black and white lycra and tulle jumpsuit, complete with a square neckline that shapes her pear-shaped figure. On top is a blue leather jacket with shoulder pads. Her luscious blonde hair cascades flawlessly down over her shoulders, framing her delicate features with an ethereal glow. Her subtle blush makeup and red lipstick make her look extremely glamorous. She is wearing a headpiece microphone. Just before she sings, we cut to a full-body shot of Tanja with her head hanging down. She lifts her head slowly and begins to sing. Her vocals are rough in tone yet youthful and sweet.

Feeling restless, can't keep still
This energy inside me, it's all a thrill
The synth start to wail, and the drums start to pound
I'm ready to rock n roll, let's take this sound


As the pre-chorus begins, the camera gracefully does a 360 spin around Tanja, capturing her every movement and expression. With each turn of the camera, Tanja follows its movement, and her body effortlessly spins in sync. She smiles proudly. The stage lights gradually shift, fading into a deep orange that perfectly matches the lively energy of the music.

Suddenly, the camera rushes forward, zooming towards Tanja's face with incredible speed from the back of the arena. We see her features up close - the determination in her eyes, the passion in her vocals. As she sings out "Come dance with me." , commanding to the audience, she jumps three times to the beat her right fist in the air.

Our music's gonna set the world ablaze
We'll scream and shout, let it all out all out
Our rock and roll's what it's all about, yeah!
The crowd is jumpin', they're feelin' it too
Come dance with me!


We cut to a full sage shot as the dance break hits with force as pyros shoot upwards into the air, accompanied by loud cheers from the audience. Tanja stands there, leaning towards the crowd and windmilling her hair around. A shirtless and muscular male dancer suddenly appears, his shirtless upper body drawing gasps from the crowd. He's dressed only in tight black jeans that emphasise his chiselled physique. His short brown hair is styled with a slick sheen. The duo link eyes and start dancing an energetic choreography. They move with fluidity and precision, their moves in perfect sync with the music. The stage is flooded with a rainbow of coloured swirling lights. The choreography was a cool mixture of rocking out and also traditional dancing, making their movements sharp, powerful and yet graceful at the same time. We cut to an upper-body onstage view as Tanja's perfect vocals ring out again. She was loving this, as she grinned, and her stamina meant she wasn't out of breath. Her male dancer springs towards the right of the stage now.

Come a little closer, come dance with me!


The stage lights dim back down to a burnt orange colour. Tanja is now sitting with her legs crossed, dangling off the stage to our right. She spins her hair in a playful and flirty manner and seductively side-eyes the man across the room. The camera cuts to a fleeting glimpse of the male dancer, who stands on the stage right (our left) all flirty. His muscular arms are tightly crossed over his chest, which accentuates his bulging pec muscles. He turns his gaze in her direction and playfully lifts his eyebrows towards Tanja. Were these two dating, or were they just very good at acting?

For the second line, Tanja's vocals are accompanied by the sound of cute backing vocals from two female backing vocalists who are off stage. As she sings "Our music's gonna set the world ablaze now!" Tanja's eyes radiate with energy and excitement as she stands up and confidently strides to our left, the camera following her every move. Accompanied by a white spotlight, with each step, she continues to twirl her long hair, as she commands attention with her captivating performance. She reaches the centre of the stage, basking in the spotlight now. As Tanja sings "Our music's gonna set the world ablaze now!" towards the railcam in front she bends down, her hands on her knees; she means business. The lights are still orange, but white spotlights begin to flash around her. We then have a moving camera that sweeps in from her left towards her as she continues to sing. We cut back to Tanja for the last line as she raises her hands for the last line and claps three times.

Tell me you noticed me from across the crowded room
Does this music, make you feel so good?
Do you wanna dance with me?
Come on and rock with me, let's hit the stage tonight
Our music's gonna set the world ablaze now!
We'll scream and shout, let it all out all out
Our rock and roll's what it's all about, yeah!
The crowd is jumpin', they're feelin' it too
Come dance with me!


The male dancer swoops in lifts Tanja and twirls her twice above him as the crowd roars in excitement. The choreography was a cool mixture of rocking out and also traditional dancing, there was even some air guitar! They swayed their hips, moved their arms gracefully in the air and even did some impressive footwork. Some of the moves were energetic and fiery, while others were more calm and grounded, all fitting in with the style of music. All the while, the stage was ablaze with colour, and the video projector screens were bathed in a mix of colours as well. We cut between whole shots of the stage from a spidercam halfway into the audience and a panning stage shot that captures the dancing up close. The two had amazing chemistry together.

We're on fire, nothing we can't do!
The adrenaline's pumpin', we're in the zone
This is our life, our rock and roll throne
Our rock and roll's what it's all about yeah!
The crowd is jumpin', they're feelin' it too
Come dance with me!


Suddenly, the stage lights dim, and we were left with just Tanja and her dancer in a white spotlight. He stands behind her, his hands caressing her shoulders. Tanja then bops up and down to the beat and caresses his hands. The rail camera sweeps along the edge of the stage, looking up towards them before cutting to an upper-body shot. All the while, the electric guitar cuts through the air.

We live for this, it's who we are
Our passion burns like a shooting star
We'll keep on rockin', no matter what
Our music's gonna light it up
Come and dance with me!


As Tanja repeats the verse, there's a sudden burst of red light that illuminates the entire stage with each beat. The vibrant colours and flashing lights create a chaotic yet fun atmosphere. With each second, the verse builds up to an electrifying crescendo, as more instruments join in, the electric guitar cutting through the arena. Tanja's movements become more dynamic and energetic as she points commandingly towards the camera. The crowd is pumped up, and Tanja feeds off their energy, raising her arms excitedly and jumping down to hype them up even more for the instrumental. The whole performance was adrenaline-fueled, and the audience in the arena loved it!

We live for this, it's who we are
Our passion burns like a shooting star
We'll keep on rockin', no matter what
Our music's gonna light it up
Come dance with me!


Tanja raised her hands, hyping up the crowd, and they responded loudly as we have a brief view close up as the male dancer rips off Tanja's jacket just before the chorus erupts into life again. She just up and as she lands a huge firework spark explodes above them. The cheers accompanying were deafening, and we have a brief view of the stage from afar. Sparkler pyros once again shoot high into the arena air from the edges of the curved stage, as the camera races towards the stage above the strobe-lit audience. The stage is bathed in a burnt orange again, and rainbow-coloured strobe lights race around the arena. The beat is reverberating around the arena. We have a sweeping stage shot from right to left as Tanja and her dancer once again engage in some amazing duo choreography, their heads swinging, her hair windmilling, and him spinning her around. Now free of her jacket, Tanja is much more free to go absolutely wild with her dancing, and the crowd is jumping up and down! She ruffled her hair at points, and the camera followed her hands to run up her legs to her hips and then her shoulder. She winks at the camera.

The crowd is jumpin', they're feelin' it too
Come dance with me!


The camera work becomes more chaotic now as we switch to several angles of the couple dancing and some views of the audience bathed in the colourful strobing lights. As the song wraps up, the male dancer performs some incredible acrobats as he does a running jump and pole vaults over her for the last line, her in front of her, sliding towards the rail cam at the edge of the stage, his knees splayed out.


Our music's gonna set the world ablaze
We'll scream and shout, let it all out all out
Our rock and roll's what it's all about
The crowd is jumpin', they're feelin' it too
Come dance with me!


Breathless the male dancer is gasping for air, his chest heaving with exertion and drenched in sweat. Despite his exhaustion, he sports an enormous grin as he looks directly into the camera lens. The shot switches to Tanja, who stands panting and red-faced. Her breathing and flushed cheeks said it all. "Thank you!" she screams, her voice hoarse and barely audible over the deafening roar of the crowd. The audience is thrilled, shouting and cheering in excitement. It was clear that the Crustyland entry was loved in the arena! Hopefully, it would convert into points! Maybe this was a turning point, could a top ten be on the cards again?
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Postby Beepee » Wed Feb 07, 2024 4:37 am



Role Play


Our role play, tonight, begins in 1874. The world was in black and white back then, because colour had not been invented and Kalosia had only just begun his legendary unbroken run in WorldVision. Whilst Malta Comino Gozo wasnt even a twinkle in poor Normandy and Picardy's eye.

A small, but perfectly formed, Beepee was setting out on his path toward WorldVision domination by asking the fairies who lived at the bottom of the garden, if one day, just once, Mister X would give him 12 points.

Now, 150 years later, in 2024, Mister X still hasn't given Beepee 12 points.... but Ms Fanny Go-Lightly, the head of internal selection committee of the BONC, was sure she had a winning song, a song to which Mister X would give us 12 points. A quintisentially Beepee song, to be performed by a grand dame of the Beepeean Schlager scene.

Fanny informed, as per usual, that the internal selection would be televised in a lavish hour long production resplendent with glitter cannons, confetti bombs and highly intricate, but poorly described, dance moves.

Heidi, Fanny's Assistant, took copius notes as the internal selection committee explained how the show would run.

The days passed, and eventually it was time for BONC to broadcast, and publicly announce, the chosen song and artist, on whose shoulders the weight of the little nation that could would rest.

The show began, a run through of the highlights, and lowlights, of Beepee's entries at WorldVision. Ida Slapter, Birthe Right, Betty Wont, Mike Oxlong, Selma Soul, Claude Bols, Teddy Behr, Mary Zaho... all the singers, all the songs.

Fanny announced, A new songwriter, Cythia Sizer, had written this years entry. A departure from usual composer and lyricist, Otto Tune.

Cynthia was thrust in front of the camera and smiled coyly. There was something familiar to her face, she looked a bit like Heidi but in a high quality, lace front wig....

The song title "Ich habe einen neuen Kombibackofen", was written in a dialect of Beepish not spoken much these days, but Fanny calmed nerves stating that "singing in your own made up language is the fashion in WorldVision now", and Beepee needs to "move with the times". The audience clapped politely at the general scolding.

Fanny looked for her assitant, but she couldnt be found.

Carrying on with the show, the lights dimmed, as Fanny announced the chosen artist... Mädchen Bitte. Mädchen stood at the microphone and the song began.

As it did, a giant glitter cannon inexplicably exploded.

There was pandemonium in the studio. Screams could be heard, "she's hurt" someone shouted... "cut the feed" boomed another voice....then, television screens across Beepee went dark.

In the coming days and weeks, an investigation was quietly undertaken... Why had the glitter cannon exploded early? why was it located so close to Mädchen? Who was to blame? but no answers could be found.

Mädchen was injured and confirmed she would not perform at WorldVision. Her song, would not be performed by someone else.

Fanny was in a quandary, she'd have to choose someone else to represent Beepee... but who... and where was her assistant, Heidi? Fanny hadnt seen her since before the show, and that was three weeks ago..

However, unbeknownst to Fanny, her Assistant, Heidi Bombe, was in the pockets of the international crime syndicate, known colloquially as the WMCA.

Operating out of a grubby backwater in the Pantabang Islands, this international group of criminal masterminds had infiltrated each of WorldVision's competing broadcasters and were sabotaging both internal selections and national finals, in order that WMCA songs won.

They were a sophisticated bunch, hackers in Grodno would jam the telephone lines in favour weaker songs, highly trained navy seals operated out of Rannk ready to take out any opposition (we know youve kidnapped norm, give him back), at Mont-Sanguine vaults of cash sit ready for bribing national juries....

But what will happen as Beepee performs tonight, and will this be the year Mister X gives Beepee 12 points?

About The Singer


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Miriam is now 29 years old from the capital of Northern Beepee, Melaleuca, although she now resides in Norfolk Pinewoods.

She is a singer and songwriter, and one of Beepee's biggest Schlager Superstars.

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

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

Growing up in Melaleuca, she worked part time behind the counter in a small cafe which her mum owned.  In the evenings she performed self penned tracks in small venues around the Melaleuca.  Now however, she tours the world, and despite being a very public persona, she hasnt let her ego take control

It was with this pedigree in mind that Fanny Golightly, approached Miriam to write and perform a new song for the latest edition of WorldVision, following the incident,  knowing a woman of Miriam's character would be able to throw something together quickly and in a reasonable fashion.

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Performance


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Achaean Republic is the land of fire and passion, home of Carnaval, and now, it seems, the home of water too. Puerto Ámbar is a glorious city filled with the bright vibrancy you expect from an Achaean city. And it's the background of vibrancy and excitement that Beepeean Schlager Superstar, Miriam, will be trying to tap into tonight.

It's summer in Beepee, but it's not nearly as hot and sticky as it is in Puerto Ámbar, so wisely Miriam has dressed for the occasion tonight. She's wearing fuchsia-colored hot pants, paired with a sleeveless fuchsia and black floral top - with a plunging neckline, and black high-heeled ankle boots. It's a summery and fresh look, perfect for the local climate.

Miriam is joined onstage tonight with four friends: a saxophonist who doubles as the "Be bop ba bodda bope" singer, a drummer, a keyboard player, and a bass guitar player. They will be dotted around the stage.

The stage lighting has light blue and aqua tones to emphasise the water theme of the contest tonight. There will be punctuations of light in gold and white throughout the performance.

The music begins with the saxophonist scatting along to the opening. The infectious beat has all the audience in the Navegantes Convention Center clapping and stamping their feet in time to the beat.

Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope


The last time Achaean Republic hosted was back in 76, three editions before Beepee debuted. However,  Achaean Republic has also hosted World Hit Festival a total of 4 times, giving the team a wealth of experience. The experienced Achaean director, cuts to Miriam who is already beaming with excitement at the upcoming performance.

She begins giving it 100% from the start. Theres an infectious energy Miriam has with her performances, which has made her one of Beepee's favourite artists. Through the opening lines she expresses her anguish and pain through dramatic hand movements.

As she sings "you were a shining light, Painted, my world, in colours so very bright," this incredible stage design moves and suddenly the hall in the Navegantes Convention Center is ablaze in lights as spotlights beam over the audience, lighting up every corner of this vast arena. 

Splodges of gold, lemon and canary, aqua, cerulean and cornflower are projected onto the massive sails surrounding the stage and also on to the water projection.

I was living in the dark, so long, I just couldn't find my way,
It felt, so wrong, like clouds on a sunny day,
I had no escape, from the cage that I found me in
I waited in vain, for my life to begin

You came, along, you were a shining light,
Painted, my world, in colours so very bright,
I've waited, so long , to feel like I'm a child
Every time we touch, my heart just goes wild


As she sings "Every time we touch, my heart just goes wild", the crowd goes wild, erupting in a massive cheer. The energy of the crowd drives Miriam and her backing  musicians onward into the chorus.

The saxophonist scats, stamping his feet to the beat of the music, he's clearly living his WorldVision dream.

The lines are sung in almost a call and return; before the second part of the chorus, where Miriam takes the lead.

After she sings "Just one more kiss" she blows a giant air kiss out to the arena, which illicits another massive cheer from the audience.

Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Your love is so right
Be bop ba bodda bope
Tonight
Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Your love is so right
Be bop ba bodda bope
Tonight

Waiting, and hoping, wishing you'd come,
Without you, i dont know, what i would've done
The feeling, is something, i couldnt miss,
Just one more kiss,

Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub


Throughout the performance, there has been "lots of armpits and pointing" (as Wogan once said about Jane Bogaert), and Miriam continues to enthuse through the performance.

As she sings "The light's, so bright, I've got nothing left to fear", this magnificent stage with sails unfurled, blasts another bright set of lemon, sunshine and amber, and turquoise, untramarine and indigo, into the hall.  Its a dazzling display of technology. And the fourteen thousand or so WorldVision fans are delighted....

As she sings "my heart begins to race" Miriam pats her chest, reinforcing the message of the lyrics.  This certainly is (as Wogan once said about Michelle), "a chest to remember".

All around is space, I see, the wonders surrounding me
The light's, so bright, I've got nothing left to fear
You showed, the way, led me to peace
I've finally found all that I need

When I close, my eyes, and think back to then,
I cant, believe, i'll get there again,
Thanks to you, my life's in a better place
The touch of your hand, my heart starts to race


With the chorus once again upon us, the ever so talented Achaean director cuts seamlessly between shots of the backing band, the scatting saxophonist, Miriam and the incredible audience.  Flags of every nation waving proudly in Navegantes Convention Center.  It seems many of the audience have forgotten to bring their wives and girlfriends with them, as the viewing audience can only assume theyre all just there with their roommates.  The eagle eyed Achaean director, cuts to a very happy Beepeean fan draped in his home flag, beaming and singing along "Your Love is so Right"..... "Tonight", a solutary tear rolling down his cheek as he tries tp hold his emotions together...

Elsewhere a family sized "bag" of Malteasers, as is the collective noun for residents of Malta Comino Gozo, wave their flags and stick their tounges out to the camera.  One would suspect they've had too much wine... but is ever a thing possible?

A rather somber "History of Exes" dont really appear to be enjoying this,  grumbling about yet another geriatric, washed-up Beepeean "singer", but Miriam is not about to let that stop her... she's having too much fun!

Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Your love is so right
Be bop ba bodda bop
Tonight
Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Your love is so right
Be bop ba bodda bope
Tonight

Waiting, and hoping, wishing you'd come,
Without you i dont know what i would've done
The feeling is something I couldnt miss,
Just one more kiss


As the bridge, begins the lyrics of the song change slightly and this is echoed in the staging as the light dim and deep royal blues spread over the compass shaped stage and the water projectors.  Then, as she sings "There's only one wish i have, one wish I need," Miriam looks up to see a shooting star streak across the water projectors.  Its a touching moment... and also one which gets the front row a little more wet....

There's only one wish i have, one wish I need,
Its to have you here, it's where you should be,
From morning to night, My feelings cant hide,
Your love is so right,
Tonight, tonight,
Forever, and ever, and ever, and ever


Its the final chorus, and to be honest, everyone looks like their having the night of their lives.  Miriam especially beaming happily as he continues to bop to the beat.  The saxophonist scats and plays his saxophone merrily, even the mood of the Exes seems to have lightened (although that may be because the song is coming to an end).  Indeed, the lightened mood in the Hall is added to by the Achaean director utilising every light at his disposal. Beams splay out lighting up the interior of the hall, in golds and blues once again... its a glorious sight.  Indeed, the Achaean team must be delighted with how well its going tonight, theyre really putting on a superb show of it... we really shouldnt have to wait so long to come back here again....

Wogan once said never start drinking until song number 7.... and as the chorus continues were edging closer to being able to open that bottle.

Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda
Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Bop ba bodda bope
Be bop ba bodda bope
Bop ba bodda

Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Your love is so right
Be bop ba bodda bope
Tonight
Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope
Your love is so right
Be bop ba bodda bope
Tonight

Waiting, and hoping, wishing you'd come,
Without you i dont know what i would've done
The feeling is something i couldnt miss,
Just one more kiss!


Again, after she sings "Just one more kiss" she blows another a giant air kiss out to the arena, which illicits a final massive cheer from the audience. The applause continues... Miriam a little out of breath, beams, a wide, bright smile. She's performed the song to her best, and now she has the long arduous wait through the remaining songs... she hopes that she's done enough to score some points in the voting...as she makes her way off stage to let the Aoetamoemeā representative take the stage.

Back in Beepee, there's a spontaneous eruption of national pride....
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Postby Waisnor » Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:05 am

08

WAISNOR


Irina Shvedyuk - Ya ne nuzhna/Tune: Rachel Chinouriri - The Hills


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Irina Shvedyuk is sometimes called "Waisnorian Rosa Linn" due to how she suddenly entered the Waisnorian music scene in 2022 with her first releases and gained small but dedicated following due the her song themes being very close to the young people. Talking about this entry, before the national selection Irina said that this song can be interpreted as a cry for help of person struggling from either depression or bullying. And perhaps it was her themes that managed to win the national selection for her and give her the place in WorldVision Song Contest.

Her performance began with the camera in the center turning off completely for a couple of seconds, only to suddenly turn on to show an unmade bed. The camera gradually approached the bed and rose up, thus showing Irina lying on the bed in a regular T-shirt and shorts.

Темнота
Darkness

Лежу в постели, изо рта
Lying in bed, out of my mouth

Моего льётся печаль
My sadness flows

Очень жаль
What a pity


The camera gradually began to rotate around Irina’s bed, and now one could see her face, the main feature of which was the flowing mascara from her eyelashes. In the background, meanwhile, a wall appeared, plastered with photographs of Irina - at a party with friends, her selfie in the bathroom, a passport photo and much more.

Што сярод пласцінак,
That among the records,

Цацак, фота з вечарынак
Toys and photos from parties

Няма таго
I don't have something

Што дасць мне спакой
What will give me peace


In the background, meanwhile, one could see the passage of time, the sunlight passed along the wall and went away, indicating the onset of night and so on over and over again. The singer herself began to rise from the bed, already sitting on the bed, thus showing her barely styled hair.

Взаперти
Locked up

Хочу я уйти
I want to leave

Туда, где меня хоть кто-то ждёт
To where at least someone is waiting for me

Но нет сил
But I have no strength

Снова скрипит винил
Vinyl squeaks again

И я чувствую - сердце вот-вот сгниёт
And I feel like my heart is about to rot


Shvedyuk suddenly stood on the bed in order to perform the chorus, slightly covering the background, where, meanwhile, a cartoon man began to appear, jumping on the photos and climbing into them, as if restoring his memories of these events. Meanwhile, all the light on the stage concentrated on Irina.

Я себе твержу, что
I tell myself that

Я не нужна
I'm not needed

В глубины сна
Into the depths of sleep

Лечу, пока никто
I'm flying while no one

Не видит, как я
Sees me as

Горю внутри
I'm burning inside

Я в двадцать три
Me at twenty-three

Как железяка
Like a piece of iron


Irina suddenly falls onto the bed and the lights go out across the entire stage. When the light turns on, the singer lies calmly on the bed and looks at her phone, on which correspondence with her friends is visible. In the background, meanwhile, a painted man began to sort through photographs taken from the stage.

Тэлефон
Telephone

Прабівае паўсон
Breaks me through half-sleep

Паведамленняў мільён
A million messages

У іх знаёмы лексікон
They have a familiar vocabulary


Irina puts the phone on the nightstand, which stood near the bed, and takes the alarm clock with both hands, lying down on the pillow. She sang this verse while looking straight at the alarm clock. As for the background, the little man on it continued to sort through the photographs, and the camera moved closer to them so that they could be seen better.

Тик часов
Tick of clocks

Мне понятно всё без слов
I understand everything without words

Я застряла среди льдов
I'm stuck in the ice

Ищу ключ от своих замков
I'm looking for the key to my locks


The singer began to gradually get off the bed and sat on the edge of the bed, starting to sing in this position. As for the background, the little man is almost invisible on it, only photographs are visible, on which, however, tears begin to fall.

Взаперти
Locked up

Хочу я уйти
I want to leave

Туда, где меня хоть кто-то ждёт
To where at least someone is waiting for me

Но нет сил
But I have no strength

Снова скрипит винил
Vinyl squeaks again

И я чувствую - сердце вот-вот сгниёт
And I feel like my heart is about to rot


At the moment when another performance of the chorus began, Irina abruptly stood up and began to walk to the edge of the stage, emotionally gesticulating towards the audience. Meanwhile, on the stage, the light began to gradually dissipate throughout the arena, and in the background, photographs fell from the hands of a man and were shown falling in slow motion.

Я себе твержу, что
I tell myself that

Я не нужна
I'm not needed

В глубины сна
Into the depths of sleep

Лечу, пока никто
I'm flying while no one

Не видит, как я
Sees me as

Горю внутри
I'm burning inside

Я в двадцать три
Me at twenty-three

Как железяка
Like a piece of iron


After finishing her performance, Irina waved to the audience, now happily smiling, saying "Thank you all! You're the best, guys! Thank you!!!"
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81 = 18th/34
82 = 22nd/31
83 = 27th/41
84 = 15th/27
85 = 20th/28
86 = 14th/32
87 = 14th/36
88 = 24th/32
89 = 16th/37
90 = 8th/35
91 = 9th/30
92 = 8th/29
93 = 4th/25
94 = 14th/28
95 = 15th/27
96 = 8th/34
97 = 6th/25
98 = 23rd/31
99 = 6th/38
100 = 12th/51
101 = 24th/32
102 = 10th/30
103 = 2nd/26
104 = 11th/26
105 = 6th/31
106 = 5th/25
107 = 21st/37
108 = 9th/32
109 = 11th/21
110 = 14th/27
111 = 5th/29
112 = 7th/25

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


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WITHDRAWN
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An adequately-sized democratic republic located just outside the outskirts of the United States of America, with a priority on educating the newer generations. Inspired by the TikTok phenomenon "Floptropica", Mother CupcakKe is the representation of equality and freedom as a proud, united nation.

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Postby Missus X » Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:41 pm

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Joris Bohnson - "Saturday Night Takeaway"
Tune: O-Zone - "Dragostea Din Tei"





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Joris Bohnson is one of Missus X's up and coming singers. Following the retirement of Rick Leg, MSX Television needs to look for new talent. With this song, Joris is declaring his undying love on the girl who works in the Chinese. The idea behind this is a poignant tale of love, affection, and obsession. "We want to win," said Joris when he arrived in Puerto Ámbar, surrounded by journalists who were slightly perplexed why the Missus Xian costumes had been held up at customs upon arrival, "and we've brought what we need to in order to do that."

Joris stands on stage on his own, on one side of the stage. On the other side, unlit, is a giant piece of set, and since it's unlit we can't see what it is yet.

The backing singers - who are off stage at the moment - begin the song as we fade in from black slowly, via an out-of-focus shot, and then we gradually restore focus to land on Joris.

(My chow mein, my pork balls)
(My prawn toast, sweet and sour)
(My chow mein, my pork balls)
(My prawn toast, sweet and sour)


Joris begins to sing whilst dancing on his own.

My chow mein, my pork balls
My prawn toast, sweet and sour
My chow mein, my pork balls
My prawn toast, sweet and sour


He makes his way over to a red telephone box, where he makes a telephone call but seemingly doesn't manage to make a connection.

Hello? Hello?
I can't hear you but I know
Don't you know you'll be right there
When you'll be all mine


It looks like the line cuts off, so he starts singing down into it again.

Hello? Hello!?
Right then, don't you know... I'll ring you up


(he puts the phone down)

It's so unique
But what I'll do is ring in and say


And at that moment, three giant sweet and sour king prawn balls - as in, people wearing them - make their way on to the stage. Simultaneously, Joris picks up the phone again and makes a connection, ostensibly to a Chinese takeaway restaurant, and sings the chorus:

Face to face, now you're my takeaway
You're my takeaway, Saturday night takeaway
Keep the faith and fill me up with tea
Now we'll dance, we'll all be gay

Face to face, now you're my takeaway
You're my takeaway, Saturday night takeaway
Keep the faith and fill me up with tea
Now we'll dance, we'll all be gay


Joris stays on the phone to make his order, whilst the balls disappear off stage.

18... 24...
13... and rice...
Hello? You'll be right there
In 20 to 30 minutes

Hello? Hello?
Did you get all that?
You know just what I want
It's so unique

With my food I want my side order


Joris gets off the phone and begins dancing over to the other side. He is joined on stage by giant prawn balls, as well as a man dressed as chicken chow mein, another one as egg fried rice, and a another person dressed as a chicken with some lemon sauce on it, which looks suspiciously like someone's [censored] on him.

Face to face, now you're my takeaway
You're my takeaway, Saturday night takeaway
Keep the faith and fill me up with tea
Now we'll dance, we'll all be gay

Face to face, now you're my takeaway
You're my takeaway, Saturday night takeaway
Keep the faith and fill me up with tea
Now we'll dance, we'll all be gay


The other side of the stage lights up, and the giant bit of a set is a Chinese takeaway. Joris opens the door and sees his love interest, who is absolutely delighted that he's managed to visit her at work - isn't love easy? - and during the bridge they just have one huge kiss.

(My chow mein, my pork balls)
(My prawn toast, sweet and sour)
(My chow mein, my pork balls)
(My prawn toast, sweet and sour)


They both now dance together in the next section of bridge.

My chow mein, my pork balls
My prawn toast, sweet and sour
My chow mein, my pork balls
My prawn toast, sweet and sour


The set behind them gets wheeled away off stage, and every item on the menu - yes, including a full crispy aromatic duck complete with six pancakes - is represented in an oversized costume dancing along. A giant lucky waving Chinese cat is projected at the back of the ensemble.

Face to face, now you're my takeaway
You're my takeaway, Saturday night takeaway
Keep the faith and fill me up with tea
Now we'll dance, we'll all be gay

Face to face, now you're my takeaway
You're my takeaway, Saturday night takeaway
Keep the faith and fill me up with tea
Now we'll dance, we'll all be gay


They kiss again as the camera zooms out and fades to black.




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12 | Britonisea | Kiana Knight - SAYONARA

Postby Britonisea » Wed Feb 07, 2024 4:02 pm

#12 BRITONISEA
Kiana Knight - "SAYONARA"
Tune : Keira - "Bad Credit"
Music: Geraldine Foster, Jake Apollo, Charlotte Bates, Ryan Batterson // Lyrics: Geraldine Foster, Kiana Knight

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Promotional Cover: Kiana Knight, 22 years old, will represent Britonisea at the upcoming WorldVision Song Contest in Achaean Republic...

After taking a break at the WorldVision Song Contest 111, Britonisea returns to the competition sending the song, "SAYONARA" by Kiana Knight. The entry marks the first time since Machievelihe-hosted WV57 that will be organised by Brityunik Vefecosoin Ciarkovoin (BVC)...


The fantastic city of Ous in Ugunnustan was playing host to the greatest show on earth, The WorldVision Song Contest. It’s the 110th edition and Britonisea couldn’t help but be a part of the atmosphere. It tried to participate in the 108th and 109th edition after hosting the 107th edition in the capital, Doportedas, but BITC found it much more difficult than usual. However, the broadcaster was ready to participate in the 112th edition and sent Elise & The Band to the contest with the song “The Void”. The alternative pop rock track was relatively successful in Britonisea and this translated to the WorldVision Song Contest as well with the nation finishing in 6th place with 90 points in the jury vote but that was only half of the story. In an unprecedented series of events, Britonisea raised up the scoreboard to fourth overall when the country placed second with a whopping 105 points - enough to overtake Ugunnustan and Malta Comino Gozo to finish in fourth. Britonisea wasn’t able to clench a podium position and was around 30 points from the winning song, but the effort was still favourable for the Britonish and showed that the nation knew what they were doing. Britonisea was able to retain its top 10 positions for twenty editions (even with the nation’s participation record).

Britonisea was absent from the 111st WorldVision Song Contest because the broadcaster, BITC (Britonisea International Television Company) did not renew the contract for the next five editions. In Britonisea, broadcasters get first refusal to broadcast a song competition for five editions at a time. BITC has been in charge of the Britonish entry ever since the 61st edition. BVC (Brityunik Vefecosoin Cairkovoin) was struggling to get Britonisea its third win at the competition as the nation hadn’t won in 13 editions despite having hosted twice and organising Vha Mehlodhivestoile in that timeframe. With this in mind, BVC decided to focus solely on the World Hit Festival, which at this point it had only won once despite debuting 20 editions before this point. BVC then went on to apply to become the overseeing broadcaster of that festival and from there became much more successful. BITC settled rather quickly into the role as hosts, winning their first WorldVision on their third attempt. They decided to work alongside BVC to expand Vha Mehlodhivestoile after the failure of the 2017 edition at the WorldVision Song Contest. The 2018 edition was BITC’s fourth WorldVision Song Contest song and that also won. BITC’s overall success rate was very high, finishing rarely outside of the top 10 between 61-110. BITC was less interested in hosting as often as BVC, hosting the 66th edition and then having gaps of 15 and 26 editions between their next two hostings whereas BVC’s longest wait was 10 editions. While the show was broadcast on BVC, BITC contributed a lot of funds to the competition and staff too in the exchange that they would be able to help design the entries and send some as their representatives to the WorldVision Song Contest. That partnership worked for a few years, with three back-to-back Vha Mehlodhivestoile wins between 2018-2020 . This, however, came to an end in 2021 when Britonisea’s Vha Mehlodhivestoile winner didn’t go on to win the WorldVision Song Contest and while Josh Morris did win the World Hit Festival, it revealed drama between BVC and BITC, especially because BVC won with Josh’s entry. 2022 seemed perfect with its revamped look, favourite Petre Lemetre finally winning the competition. Petre won the competition, with Josh Morris (who returned to VM) coming 2nd at the 100th edition of the competition, BVC opted not to send any VM2022 entries to the World Hit Festival. The 2023 edition resurfaced issues that the two broadcasters had with one another meaning that ahead of the 2024 edition, BITC backed out of the competition rather unexpectedly. This left BVC with a contribution that wasn’t high enough to host Vha Mehlodhivestoile on a scale that the audience was used to. The contest of popular music had to pushed back so that BVC could secure more funds. The brightside is that Vha Mehlodhivestoile will now be a completely BVC project which means they will be allowed to completely change and alter the format as they please - something they couldn’t do when BITC was working with them.

Furthermore, BVC decided that alongside hosting their own Vha Mehlodhivestoile since the second edition, seven years ago, WorldVision would return to BVC, with the broadcaster’s aim to send an entry every edition until the 116th edition in a new five-contest contract which begins at the 112nd edition which will take place in Achaean Republic. BVC has had a long history working with the Achaeans and AS1, with them hosting a number of World Hit Festivals while BVC organised the World Hit Festival entries. Whether BVC will be able to keep their promise of continued participation is something we will see. BVC’s record compared to BITC isn’t great at the contest, so it will be interesting to see whether the up-and-down record the nation used to have in the contest will remain. Nevertheless, BVC’s contract starting means that Britonisea will be involved in the contest for a while which is something to celebrate. Britonisea’s goal has always been to catch up to Polkopia in the Most-Wins list and its only 2 wins away now - the goal isn’t as far as it once was. There is a lot of strength in the Britonish music industry at the moment which is being missed out in the WorldVision community and the broadcaster is hoping to bring that back with its new contract.

Enter Kiana Knight. This young 22 year old is one of the youngest artists that Britonisea has ever sent to the WorldVision Song Contest but she does represent the youngsters who are the ones watching shows such as the contest. Kiana is a born-and-bred south Briton, hailing from the great city of Junterapten - the fourth largest city behind Doportedas, Telm City and Quickenden - the largest city that hasn’t yet hosted the WorldVision Song Contest! She finished studying last year also in Junterapten, but studied Law, which doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with her musical background, but she would like to work in the criminal justice industry as she ages. Kiana, like many Britons, has been involved with music from a young age and had a fantastic talent with her singing. She went from performing in front of assemblies at her primary school to winning talent competitions in secondary and leading her school musical. She didn’t slow down in university as well, representing her university in university-level song competitions. While that is most definitely going to be handy going into the WorldVision Song Contest, the Contest will be a huge shock for her - performing in front of so many thousands of people in a hot country like the Achaean Republic - it’ll shock her! She has been briefed by BVC (a similar team that has worked with AS1 before now that the broadcaster are doing both contests) on what to do and how to cope while she is on her WorldVision journey and fans can be assured that she will be well prepared ahead of the contest.

As previously mentioned is from the city of Junterapten - known for the Junterapten lights and its big music scene which many legendary past acts coming from the city such as Alisha Hagarty who came 2nd at the 62nd WorldVision Song Contest and KAYLEY who came tenth at the 83rd WorldVision Song Contest. Kiana Knight is most definitely in good company, but she will be hoping to finally bring a win to the city of Junterapten with her song, “Sayonara”, which is informally used in English to mean, ‘see you later’ or ‘goodbye’ but the actual word comes from Japanese sayōnara which essentially translates to ‘farewell’. Kiana’s “Sayonara”, she believes, actually represents the sort of music that people her age listen to and brings out her “sassy and fun” side while speaking about a rather serious topic. Kiana sings about a partner who has been unfaithful and is trying to manipulate her into believing that he wouldn’t do it again. You can infer from this song that this person has cheated or did wrongdoings more than once and Kiana feels empowered to finally push this man out of the door!




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Duration: 02:56
Main Vocalist: Kiana Knight
Female Backing Dancer 1: Dayanna Andrews
Female Backing Dancer 2: Laila Robertson
Female Backing Dancer 3: Kaylee Andrews
Male Backing Dancer: Jayden Phillips-Wickham


The last time that Britonisea performed in the Achaean Republic at the WorldVision Song Contest, they performed in 12th position, so it was a coincidence that once again, Britonisea was drawn to perform here. Kiana was surprisingly calm ahead of her performance, watching the performances before her with glee and delight - excited that her time to come up on the stage was coming fast and quick. As the nation right before Britonisea started to prepare themselves to get onto the stage, the Britonish act was also called, where Kiana could do a very quick warm up in the greenroom. As the sound of Missus X’s entry was being played in the arena, Kiana and her backing dancers held a prayer circle together. “We have worked super hard on this entry - our moment has finally come and the chance to write our destiny has finally arrived,” Kiana says to the group. The dancers looked at one another, perplexed at how sentimental Kiana was getting but it wasn’t as if they didn’t agree with everything she was saying. It’s true. The Britonish comeback is highly anticipated and the nation has very high standards attached to it thanks to its fantastic performances in the past. While Britonisea’s record has been patchy recently, the last six positions the nation has achieved includes three podium places - the community seemed excited at the nation’s return. When Kiana’s song dropped, there was a genuinely positive reaction from the public which only upped the pressure on Kiana and the broadcaster. That’s fine, however. Britonisea most definitely has been in situations where the pressure has been on them in the past under both broadcasters, BVC and BITC and both have delivered. While BVC haven’t participated in the WorldVision Song Contest since the 57th edition, they were sure that 55 editions later, they still had what it took to send Britonisea to the upper echelons of the scoreboard so the public could enjoy the performances that it has been enjoying since the BITC takeover. Kiana continued, “The eyes of the multiverse will be watching this moment, I know that we will represent Britonisea with the utmost passion and show everyone what we are made of. Good luck everyone, let’s smash it together.” - The group fo them let go and did a huge cheer. The sounds of the applause for Missus X’s performance began and they knew that it was cue for them to get onto the stage. It was an exciting rush, a moment that was finally here. Achaean television crew started shouting in Spanish and English, with a cheeky crew member even busting out a Britonish word or two in utter desperation as he tried to move the Britonish delegation onto the stage. Kiana made sure that her earpiece was perfectly fitted into her ear, giving an extra nod to the Achaean stage personnel telling them that everything was okay from her end.

Let’s talk about her outfit. Now, her favourite colour is pink - but not necessarily your usual feminine pink - she quite liked hot pink, it’s a hotter, sexier version of pink - an adult version. That, in conjunction with black and white, she thought was an excellent look to bring to the WorldVision Song Contest. It was still feminine, but sophisticated. To start, she wore a white suit jacket - tight fitting but respecting all of her curves, along with a pink crop top which did reveal quite a lot but as she was wearing the suit (at least for the beginning of the song), she looked like she was wearing more than enough. The outfit was paired together with stretchy white trousers which added to the white suit jacket and would be a fabulous look especially during those long shots. There were four dancers on the stage, two on each side of her - three women and one man who was clearly on the stage just to slay and represent. Her beautiful long black hair was slicked back and put into a ponytail, with the other women also having a similar hairstyle too. The male dancer also had his hair slicked back but, as is the norm with most men in Britonisea, his hair was much shorter so didn’t have a ponytail. The others wore crop tops too, but in black, keeping the focus on Kiana and also had white trousers on too - stretchy so they can dance and jump about. Everyone on the stage was wearing shiny black shoes as well. That was set. The outfits were on point, sophisticated and stylish.

When it comes to hosting, the Britonish have always been known for simplicity with fantastic, futuristic executions. Staging is a very important aspect to a WorldVision performance and it is common knowledge that the broadcaster will throw the kitchen sink at WorldVision performances if it adds to the performance. The Achaeans, however, like making things difficult. While BVC liked other aspects of the Achaean bid, they weren’t sure about the staging as it was most probably the most abstract stage that Britonisea has ever had to use in the competition and it wasn’t favourable for BVC’s first contest in over 50 editions. “They don’t even have a proper backdrop!” exclaimed the Britonish stage designer weeks ago when they were given the details of the Achaean staging once it was decided that they would be hosting the WorldVision Song Contest. “Water projections? What in God’s name - do we need to think about bringing our own LEDs? Maybe we can make a deal with another country to try and cut down costs…? Maybe they could lend us the LED and we slip them a couple hundred…thousand bucks on the sly you get what I’m saying…wink wink!” But the stage designer’s vision was quickly shut down by the broadcaster’s officials when they stated that the water projections will be more than sufficient to use as a backdrop. Moreover, there are large windsail-like panoramas around the stage that videos can be projected onto. “Fine, we will use those,” the stage designer scoffed. He then got straight to work and weeks later we have the staging that the Achaeans are now rushing onto the stage. The first thing to do was to wheel in this massive structure - it was five 6ft by 6ft blocks that were stuck together with two on the bottom and three on top of them being held by a a slanting podium on either side of the top boxes. The boxes did have LEDs around the outsides of each block - so perhaps the staging designer did get his way in some regard. That was the only prop, a rather large prop, that was brought onto the stage but it was enough to send the Achaeans into disarray.

During the postcard coming up to the performance, everyone was standing quiet in position with the main star, Kiana, standing on the upper deck of boxes - smiling heartily, interacting with the audience by waving and sending air kisses. The support for Britonisea in the Achaean Republic was insurmountable and the same effect the likes of Josh Morris felt when he won in Achaean Republic at the World Hit Festival, Kiana was feeling her too already. Kiana was ready to put on a stage performance and dance her heart away. This could be the final time she ever performs this song on this big beautiful stage and so she was going to really go for it. At the end of the postcard, the sounds of the curtain raises played throughout the arena to the roaring sound of the Achaeans before, eventually, they calmed down into a peaceful silence. The sound of the Britonish song began and that was enough to get the crowd rowdy once again. They knew the current queen of Britonish pop was about to grace the stage. Fire from on top of the block structure started burning alongside some fire along the edge of the stage. There was an out-of-focus shot on the five on the stage with the flame being in focus. There was a focus pull right before Kiana began singing her song. When singing, “Magnetic”, the four dancers that were around her moved their way close to her in their box as though they were attracted by her forces. The camera cuts were awkward close ups of each of the dancers and Kiana with the audience at home not really being able to make out what was going on. Probably intrigued, they continued watching on. At “Gaslight me,” she turned around so that she was facing the people that were once behind her, and her back is towards the camera. She slowly turned her face over her shoulder - giving the camera a side eye with all the dancers doing the same thing, turning around quickly at the end of the first bit of the verse.

At the line, “like the skies after a storm,” the lights that had been installed on top of the stage started flickering and flashing, likening itself to perhaps lightning during a storm. There was a low angle shot on Kiana and her backing dancers on the stage, with Kiana giving some eye contact to the camera as it whizzed past her from left to right. Another camera captured her at her eye level, with her on-point eye-camera coordination capturing the change at the cut. She bent her neck slightly, lifting her shoulders in a shrug as she sang the second lyric. The colours on the stage were still lowkey, even if they were pink, white and blue with the LED panels pulsating in this colour but quite dimly - it wasn’t going to be until the chorus where things would get more exciting and bright for the viewing audience. There were snapshots of the other dancers dancing in their boxes through wider shots of them and they were doing similar movements to Kiana was in her box, but it most definitely was a thing for the audience in the arena because they weren't captured that much on the cameras at the moment. As she sang the final lyric of the pre-chorus, “there ain’t none here,” the spider cam that was being used quickly zoomed outwards, revealing the whole stage before fading to black.


Magnetic, you’re push and pull,
Manipulation is your power.
Gaslight me again and again,
Your sins brushed under the carpet.

Like the skies after a storm, the truth is clear
Your sorrys mean nothing, they weren’t sincere
I hope you aren’t expecting a flood of tears
There ain’t none here…



At the sound of the large doof-doof, there was a camera directly in front of the boxes positioned with Kiana in the middle, it jolted forward every time the drums came in. The lighting was also reacting to this too, with the pink hues coming back on what was a completely darkened stage. During this section, Kiana and the dancers did a little booty-bop from left to right in tune with the beat of the drum. Moving away from this section, the pink came in and that once stationery camera was replaced by an array of swoops. Kiana was doing simple movements which aligned with what she was singing during the chorus of the song. There was a slight breeze blown in her direction which made her outfit flare behind her as she was doing these movements and singing at the same time. You could see behind her people dancing to the music with the stage being a 360 one and all that - though they would be eventually blocked out by the Water Projection that would appear later on during the performance. There was a crane camera in use when she sang the lyric, “I don’t know what you’re standing here for, “ with the camera coming up close and personal to her as she swooped the camera away at the end of the line with the crane moving backwards - her eyes fixated on its movements with a wry smile appearing on her face. This performance is obviously about a serious situation but she could find humour in it - and the end of the day, it’s pretty hilarious, it’s ironic, and she wanted to portray that she thought this through her facial expressions and hand gestures too.

After the explosive chorus, the automated voices would take precedence, and with that, gone were the colours on the stage and this was replaced with a completely dark backdrop with flickering white flashes from all corners of the stage, including the five boxes that were on the stage. As the lights started flickering, the Achaean audience cheered loudly at this momentous part of the performance. During this, the dancers on the stage were doing very slow movements which gave it a cool Slo-Mo effect on the stage. The cameras were doing a lot of the work here, quickly zooming in and cutting between each of the dancers as they made their slow movements. There would be shots from afar, and close ups - shots were she was looking at the camera, and shots where her focus wasn’t on it. It was a feast for the eyes and made the audience have a deep hunger for more.

Pack your bags, we’re done, done, done, done,
Your time is up, tick tock tick tock!
I’ve had enough, bye boy, bye bye,
No more chit-chat, blah blah blah blah!

I don’t know what you’re still standing here for,
I’ll feel much better when you’re out that door.
Sayonara, bye boy, bye bye!
It’s my gain and your la-la-loss…

[Automated Voices]
(Sayonara) Bye boy bye boy.
Mmmmmm….


In the small section between the automated voices and the next verse, the stage turned black before the pyrotechnics lit the stage back up, much to the delight of the Achaean audience who seemed pretty excited at the use of fire. Fire plumes shot up from all corners of the stage, definitely changing the tone of the song. The pink around the stage and on the panoramas which circled the stage turned to a fiery orange and red as Kiana was singing this bit. She was still standing in the middle square that was on the stage. With the cameras providing closer shots of her face, she wore a face of slight anger as she started to sing. Once she sang the lyric, “the spark we had”, the fire jets that were being used, quickly stopped with the colours that were once on the stage (the pink for example), slowly coming back as Kiana continued to sing the verse. There was some low lying fire that came from the top of the boxes as she continued singing with a spider camera capturing this, zooming from the far side of the arena, zooming towards them and turning from just an aerial view to a birdseye view of the flames burning above them. A slight smile appeared on her face as she sang about dancing in the ruins.

The pre-chorus of the song hit once again and while usually in Britonish WorldVision performances, the second pre-chorus has the same lyrics as the first, in light of this edition’s nautical and water based theme - Kiana decided that it would be a good idea to spin the lyrics a little bit to make sure that it fit with the range of props and resources that was available to us. Using the water projection technology installed by LCI Productions Acaya, as Kiana sang the line, “A tsunami of regret washes your soul”, water shoots into the air with the projections showing a red hue on them, with different shapes pulsating with the beat of the song. The red hue was almost pink in colour, keeping it rather similar to the colours present on her outfit, but a little darker so that the audience and the people at home could differentiate the background from her. When the camera picked up that first shot on the water shooting in the air from behind her, she turned around, walking from one box to the next and proceeded to walk down the slope which allowed her to walk off the platform. As the staging was rather large, it did take her some time to do this and used most of the pre-chorus to do this. There was a camera waiting for Kiana as she slowly walked down the slope, with two of her dancers flanking her, dancing in a more dramatic fashion that Kiana was - she being more focused on singing and engaging with the people at home through eye contact and hand gestures.

Extinguished, the spark we had,
It’s been like this for a while now.
Now I’m free I can dance in the embers of the ruin.

A tsunami of regret washes your soul,
And you beg me never to let you go,
This is the way you try to unleash control,
Not this time, no, no!


We moved once again into the chorus but things were a little bit different this time before Kiana was in an awkward position relative to the box. So, as she sang the first line of the second chorus, there was a steadicam that was tracking backwards as he and her dance group walked together towards the middle of the stage. She was singing directly into the camera as she was singing this, with the right hint of sass in her voice and her actions - not too much that it seemed overbearing and rude, but not too little that it wasn’t noticeable at all. When singing “tick tock”, the actions of the dancers behind her was them touching their wrists as though they had a watch on them - it was a similar dance move that they used during the first chorus but it was made a lot more obvious now that they were moving about and dancing with the song. As they continued walking, there was a long shot of the arena before we went back to the steadicam when she was singing “blah blah blah blah”, holding her hand out to make actions of someone talking. Another camera, a normal one, was positioned ready for her to now turn forwards in front of the packed around as she continued singing “I don’t know what you’re still here standing here for,” - as she slowly made her way down, behind her knees into a sexy squat position, with the dancers bending forwards before slowly making their way up to standing position in a sultry manner. They continued to dance similar movements to the ones that they did before in the other chorus to round up this section of the song.

Pack your bags, we’re done, done, done, done,
Your time is up, tick tock tick tock!
I’ve had enough, bye boy bye bye,
No more chit-chat, blah blah blah blah!

I don’t know what you’re still standing here for,
I’ll feel much better when you’re out that door.
Sayonara, bye boy, bye bye!
It’s my gain and your la-la-loss…



There wasn’t that much of a bridge section of the song, rather it was more automated voices that made up for it. It allowed for some more cool staging effects and flashing lights that Kiana and her dancers could move to. Unlike the times before, there were now hints of pink that were being flashed using the LED panels around the boxes behind them. Like before, however, the camera cuts were quick and fierce and looked pretty cool during the performance. We then went for another chorus, with ad-libbing and showing, especially the jury, her fantastic vocal capabilities. As we moved into the final chorus of the song, she stepped forwards slightly in front of the other dancers, with the cameras capturing this moment. She was now standing still while the backing dancers were doing their thing behind her. She gave the final chorus here all, singing towards the adoring Achaean public who were cheering her along the way.


[Automated Voices]
(Sayonara) Bye boy bye boy,
Not more chit-chat, blah blah blah blah!
I don’t know what you’re still standing here for,
I’ll feel much better when you’re out that door!
Sayonara!
Bye boy, bye bye!
It’s my gain and your la-la-loss…


The catchiness of the song would hopefully stick with everyone throughout the rest of the evening - it most definitely was a bit of a pop anthem and she and her dancers hoped that this would be enough to maintain Britonisea’s previous great results at the song competition. At the end of the song, all of her dancers ran towards her and gave her an enormous hug for her efforts. “Thank you everyone! Thank you” she said into the microphone before they were quickly moved from the stage to make way for the performance from Hafamarimet.
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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Hafamarimyht » Wed Feb 07, 2024 7:46 pm

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Where We Could Be | Čïnira Lïntïsul
Music: Čïnira Lïntïsul, Anta Nödvjeman
Lyrics: Čïnira Lïntïsul

Tune: Tate McRae - greedy

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At age 20, Čïnira Lïntïsul was the youngest competitor in Čänlëdïl WorldVisionvun 112. That didn’t bother her, though - she knew she wanted to be a pop star since before she could talk. Her parents still have videos of her as a child, dancing and screaming wordlessly along to the radio when she was just over a year old. She wondered if they might send those videos to the news, or worse, put them on TikTok. At least let me make a name for myself first, she thought, half joking - she has a wonderful relationship with her parents and knew they would support her all the way. In fact, for Čänlëdïl WorldVisionvun, they were right beside her in the green room as it was announced that she won. They hugged her from either side as she cried - it was a close call, only 3 points separating her from second place.

1. Čïnira Lïntïsul - Where We Could Be - 138 points
2. Dude Slant - Running Under - 135 points

3. DoubleŽïlëp ft. Jula - Bïndovjë Pa - 113 points
4. Anë Boleč ft. LukBang - Söjnahek - 91 points
5. Vïnhamal Itisënetka - Kada pa! - 62 points
6. holy l - Tënasa Rïjajekta - 61 points


The anxiety of that night was quickly left behind once it sunk in that she’d be in the Achaean Republic, ready to dance the days and nights away leading up to the contest. As it turns out, though, her rehearsal schedule was a bit too full to allow much all-night dancing, and instead she found herself spending much of her off time relaxing in the ocean, letting the water make her worries and fears as weightless as she felt in the tide. It was in that weightlessness, that feeling of ebb and flow that she found, at least for a while, the answer to the questions she asks in her song.

With that relief kept close in her mind, she steps onto the stage, ready to bare her heart to the WorldVision audience. She fidgets a little with the collar of her black hoodie as the white lights flicker up and focus themselves on her alone on stage, sitting cross-legged in the middle of a bed on a raised platform. As she sings the first verse, the bed is slowly lowered to be even with the rest of the stage.

I’m just tryin’ to survive, been down, been out, been less alive
You and I, we got a lot in common, tryin’ to be free
We keep look (look look) lookin’ but there ain’t much here to see
Throw my mind in a deep dive, I’m screamin’


She gets up off the bed and two dancers, dressed in shimmery, tight dark green bodysuits with long, messily-braided hair, slide out from under the bed. They begin a choreography routine that involves spins, dips, squats, and rolling hips. Čïnira puts her hands over her ears when she sings “try to shut it down” as she slowly sinks into a split with the dancers looming over her. She spins from the split into a seated position, knees clutched to her chest. She flicks her hood up as she lowers her face on the last “with doubt” as the dancers look poised to devour her.

I keep thinkin’ ‘bout
Everywhere we could be
Gotta figure out
How to live less sadly
Try to shut it down
Little voice inside me
Fillin’ me with doubt, with doubt


The lights immediately cut out and then back in with the beat to find Čïnira now strutting powerfully, camera closeup on her face and shoulders. She whips the hood back and the dancers grab her sleeves, pulling her out of the sweatshirt to reveal a white crop tank. Her arms move fluidly from being pulled out of the sleeves to wiping her eyes with the back of her hands as she sings “cloudin’ my eyes” and as she sings “change my specs,” the lights in the arena change to a shadowy, yet vibrant array of colors coming in from different angles. She makes a hand gesture as she says hex, fingers arranged in a triangle, which turns into her twirling two pointing fingers as she redirects.

Each day keeps draggin’ along, it’s gettin’ hard to tell one from the next
There’s somethin’ that’s cloudin’ my eyes, maybe it’s time to change my specs
I been wait (wait wait) waitin’ to be set free from this hex
But I’m learnin’ it’s me who redirects


A fine mist begins to spray up from the stage as the audience now finds themselves in the dark corners of Čïnira’s mind. The dancers rejoin her for the spinning-dipping-rolling choreography from the first chorus, and this time as she tries to shut down the voices, she remains standing tall as now the mist, projections of waves, and washes of warm light show her to be fighting off the darkness by putting herself in an uplifting, gentle sea.

I keep thinkin’ ‘bout
Everywhere we could be
Gotta figure out
How to live less sadly
Try to shut it down
Little voice inside me
Fillin’ me with doubt, with doubt


Čïnira pushes one of the dancers down on the bed and straddles them, slowly and sensually unzipping the dark green bodysuit. She leans in as if kissing the dancer on the bed as the other creeps its way back under the bed. Čïnira hops up after singing “some of my distress,” landing back on the stage and flinging the bedsheets over the dancer on the bed. As she dances back up the short, middle pathway between the two longer portions of the stage towards the curved edge, she arrives to sing “I hope for the best” with a shrug, and as she does so, the dancer from the bed stands, wrapped in the sheet, now with blood running down from their obscured face.

Lookin’ at my choices, all I can do is keep sayin’ yes
Wishin’ maybe somethin’ might just relieve some of my distress
Maybe one (one one) one day won’t be as bad as all the rest
I hope for the best, but


The bloodied dancer begins to chase Čïnira around the stage. Čïnira does a front flip into the air, making it look like she is diving into water. The projections of waves reappear, although this time they are darker, more dangerous, and when the dancer begins to catch up to her, a tinge of blood red runs through the waves. The lights in the arena slowly begin to turn red until, by the end of the chorus, they are intensely red, casting long shadows, creating a very haunted underwater atmosphere as they dance/run around the stage back to the bed.

I keep thinkin’ ‘bout
Everywhere we could be
Gotta figure out
How to live less sadly
Try to shut it down
Little voice inside me
Fillin’ me with doubt, with doubt


The bloodied dancer grabs hold of Čïnira and they dance-fight, seemingly throwing and tackling each other until Čïnira manages to break free as she sings “I keep thinkin’ ‘bout.” She stands over the bloodied dancer and waves her arm, causing a projection of a bright, light blue wave to “knock into” the dancer, who rolls back under the bed. The lights in the arena lighten until it’s like being outside on a sunny day, the projections become gentle reflections of sunlight on waves, and Čïnira lies back down on the bed, facing up directly into a camera that pans out to reveal her full form laying on top of messy, bloody sheets, a look of exhausted victory on her face, which slips into a little smile as she sings the last "oh oh."

(Where we could be, yeah
Where we could be, yeah)
I keep thinkin’ bout
(Where we could be, yeah
Where we could be, yeah)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh


Čïnira starts to laugh and cry at the same time. She manages to choke out a very genuine “Thank you! Muchas gracias!” as the crowd applauds.
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WV19: 23rd (27pts)
WV24: 34th (9pts)
WV26: 34th (28 pts)
WV27: 31st (27 pts)
WV28: 28th (21 pts)
WV30: 18th (39 pts)
WV34: DQ
WV82: 24th (18 pts)
WV86: 21st (99pts)
WV87: 9th (160pts)
WV88: 19th (121pts)
WV90: 26th (81pts)
WV91: 15th (117pts)
WV96: 17th (134pts)
WV99: 11th (158pts)
WV100: 16th in SF/DNQ
WV109: 18th (71pts)
WV110: 8th (156pts)
WV111: 7th (196pts)
WV112: 8th (146pts)

WHF5: 8th (16pts)
WHF11: 22nd (3pts)
WHF13: 24th (5pts)
WHF56: 20th (6pts)
WHF57: 8th (18pts)
WHF59: 10th (13pts)
WHF73: 2nd (22pts)

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Postby Saint Monkey » Thu Feb 08, 2024 9:15 am

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Welp, that wasn't how SMBS Intended to begin. However, bringing a contestant and most importantly a band, that was willing to do something out of the ordinary is something SMBS say they want, they want uniqueness and that is good in some cases. Bringing in Immortal, the biggest band in Saint Monkey, made sure to keep the Saint Monkeyian fans happy, as Immortal gets most of their success domestically, with only small Immortal loving communities around the globe. With it being niche, SMBS didn't expect for it to do to well, and voters to keep to something more mainstream. Nonetheless, SMBS did state that it was a test to see how Saint Monkey would fit into WorldVision and it looks like WorldVision blew the stage on fire, and impressed SMBS. Now, SMBS are making sure to participate in more IBA music events and put more effort into the community. So, 21st out of 27th with 80 points, their first attempt, one of many, and they want to reach the top 5 by WV120, setting some targets for WorldVision. This time SMBS brings Jonathan Lewis, an artists known well in Crownex, and has a lot of collabs under his belt. He brings his story with his mum and dad and sister to life, which deals with bullying and violence. So, here is Saint Monkey, with Jonathan Lewis and Graduation! But first some backstory surely...

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Well, I had done it! I won The Music for Saint Monkey! I screamed the loudest scream as possible, and then crawled by way to the stage. I couldn't believe it. I accepted my entry, shouted good luck to the next participants for JWHF and stepped off stage. Overwhelmed. Millions of people had just seen me win the national selection event for WorldVision. I would be going there. Oh my god! I just couldn't wait. Later that night a text. Sis? It's been nearly 15 years. Why now? She's seen me! And wants to meet up. Oh. My. God. I haven't just gone to WorldVision, I can also see my Sister again. You may ask why I haven't seen my sister for 15 years, well the story goes back, back to 2009...


As a 14 year old, you don't understand a lot of the world yet. More than a 6 year old, less than a 40. But as a kid, I think I understood more than anyone else. A quick flashback to 2008. My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and it was stage 4. He didn't have much hope surviving. 3 weeks into 2009 he died. Monke Pontana. Well, 1 week later it had seemed my mother had forgot about it. She had a new boyfriend. Yes, after 10 years of marriage, your husband dies, you haven't even had a funeral for him and then 1 week and a new boyfriend. Rubbish. It wasn't proven but I'm 1000% sure that my mum had an affair with him. Then, we found out this guy was stinkin' rich. From Gladiston. We moved from my home at Land Ahoy to Crownex, since the man waned me and my sis to go to a private school, with "The best education there can be." More Rubbish. So a new life of luxury and whatever you wanted. My sis enjoyed the first few weeks, but I hated every moment of it. I was a kid that just wanted my dad back.


So, school, the place where your brain goes to die, or at least for this one. There was no singular thing helping people from not getting bullied. I found that out on the first day, when my sister was beat up and thrown in the shower on her first day, because she has OCD. First. The man didn't care, nether my mum. She skipped by dad's funeral, whilst be my sis and my dad's brother went. My uncle heard of this and suggested to come and live with him in his bungalow in Rainchimp, but there was no way the man would let us. We returned to school the next week, and me and my sis begun to get bullied. Worse, and Worse. After months and months of no friends, no support from my "parents." It was just me and my sis. My Uncle too, but my mum cut contact with him. The week after she did, I had dark thoughts. I was angry and wanted revenge. Worst part of my life, and that morning I grabbed a kitchen knife and put it into my pocket. When my sisters bullies came up to me they would feel it.


My sister found out. I wanted to protect her. She thought I was evil. And I was handed into the police and was questioned by Officer Jenny Cole. The first time I would open up to this. She put me into protective care. And I was separated with my sister. Jenny said it were for the best. I was on the news. They didn't say my name, but it was a headliner. My sister would've been so disgraced with me. I just wanted to help! I wanted her to be safe! Anyways the Crownex police made the man, my mum and my sis to move somewhere else in Saint Monkey. There were huge changes to private schooling to stop bullying after my case. I hate the man and my mum. They are to be blamed. For this. All of it. I was happy in Land Ahoy! With my dad! Why!


Jenny was a hero though. She is a star. She helped me through the tough time, and made me find something to express my anger. Music. I learned how to play the violin, piano and Jenny said I was a great singer. She had done her job though, and In early 2011, I was sent to live with my Uncle. He was cool enough, but I don't think he understood how to be a parent and had long working hours. Good man though. During my time there, he helped me with perusing music, and Crownex Records knocked on my door in early 2012. They wanted to sign me. I couldn't go back to that place, that hellhole. I was going to say no, but Uncle stepped in and said "Yes."

So, I went to a music school, all for free, grew my talent, and became a musician. All because of Uncle Francis. Legend. I graduated from that school, and begun doing collaborations with other artists, and begun to like Crownex, as it became my home, and my career, doing many, many performances there. But the biggest achievement is working with Immortal. Hands down. Legends of the Saint Monkey Music Scene and I get to create a song with them! Awesome. And I got to go to the Banutang Song Festival, biggest song festival in Saint Monkey and in my opinion, The best ever!

Here we are now.

So back to present times, and we have a sort of relationship with my sis. She's a bit shy and all but we're getting better at it. Both mine and her friends are very supportive, so they're amazing.

Things are looking on the up.

And we're going to WorldVision in Puerto Ámbar. Insanity. How did we get here again?

Aaah Yes. Uncle Francis, I love you man.

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Here we go... And there is the Achaean Republic! Finally seeing land after so long! I gave my sister a quick hug, and looked out the window of the plane. I've never been abroad before! Yes, you may ask, how, your stepdad is rich? Well when they went on Holiday to amazing countries, we got dumped with a strict babysitter. But, I am abroad. Here. For WV112. And not just to watch, to freakin' perform! Wow, dreams really do come true...

I stepped out of the plane for my first breath of air in the Achaean Republic, and the first thing to do here in Puerto Ámbar was to treat my sis, uncle and my friends to lunch, after a long overnight flight. The food was absolutely fantastic, way better than the Achaean Takeaways' back in Crownex. What amazing food, and as you step outside, you can see Carnival celebration taking place, it looks like the people are mad for it, and I love it.

I met a man named Aguero on my walk to the cafe, of course walking here is way better than driving! He was super friendly, and one awesome guy! He gave me some free Rum! Awesome fella. So, I gave him the tickets for him and his family to see me on stage in WorldVision. He offered me a lift too. What a kind man, and it's a fantastic representation of what Achaean Republic is. That night I dreamed of the future, and where it would take me, ready.

The next day we visited a town. The good thing about this place is the weather is so like Home, Tropical and warm, just how all Saint Monkeyians, except the Nochalans like. I wanted to learn more about what makes a Achaean community. And I did, in these small towns it really is all about love, and friendliness. Community, beautiful. I wish I could live in a place like this. We then had time to explore the landmarks to Puerto Ámbar and at around 15:00 local time I took my first steps in the Navegantes Convention Center and on its stage to begin my rehearsals. Bring. It. On!



Breathe. Breathe. I had ten seconds before my performance begun, as the stage director showed me on the side. 10... I sat down on my school desk. 9... Looked around seeing the school set that reminded me so much of that place, the place where I lost my sister. I have her back now, as I looked to the side. 8... My sister with a massive smile on her face, with my friends. Time has literally frozen. 7... Looked at the screen with my postcard. 6... Seeing the postcard changing into the graphic, then the lights will come one. 5... A thumbs up from the stage director. 4... Thumbs up back, 3... One more breath, then just do your job, sing. 2... This is going to be hard, I sense tears. 1... Go.

Verse 1:

I fought, too hard,
Out here attacking a feeling...
I know, I did bad,
Let down my younger sister...
I just wanted to help get her out of this

Pre-Chorus

I tried, and failed, Let's try again


Ugh, need to straighten my voice. I look back to my sister, and that look. She looks so proud of me, I can do this. Yes! I can! I just need a push. I look at my Uncle, he mouths the words "You Can Do This." Both Legends. I love them so much. I can't let them down. We push to the end! I can do this. Breath and sing, Breath. Sing!

Chorus:

I wanna help my sister,
My sister, My sister,
Didn't know I'll lose her,
I'll lose her, I'll lose her,
Wanna Love My sister,
My sister, My sister,
Didn't want to lose her,
lose her, I love her so much!
I love her so much!


Ok, we made it through the chorus. Though that was too happy, This ain't a unicorn rainbows song, It is sad, and happy at the same time. So, get the mood down a bit, but don't stop singing, No wobbles, just think of home, my dad, my sister, happy memories. Then carry on forward. I now moved on from the school set in the background, as back-up dancers, go into the seats, and begin throwing stuff at one dancers, as if they're bullying him. They really did rehearse this well. I sat down cross-legged during the instrumental, and readied myself for verse 2:

Verse 2:

She had a future,
Then we moved to a new school.
We fought, We tried,
No support from our parents
They won, We Lost,
We get up and push through

Pre-Chorus

I tried, and failed, Let's try again


That is better, I looked being me and saw the two back-up dancers posing as me and my sister getting up and pushing through, whilst on the LED lights shadows of two kids and uncaring parents. My mum and stepdad would've hated that. I look to the side, Fanal, just standing there. Watching. What!? They're Awesome! Dude, I going to smile! No, we can't look up, and sing again. The back-up dancers are doing such a wonderful job, I'm not ruining it for them. Chorus 2.

Chorus:

I wanna help my sister,
My sister, My sister,
Didn't know I'll lose her,
I'll lose her, I'll lose her,
Wanna Love My sister,
My sister, My sister,
Didn't want to lose her,
lose her, I love her so much!
I love her so much!


I'm happy with that, I now need to step up, I wish I could just sit here the rest of the performance. Ok... Ok, Good. Get back into the middle of the stage, and the back-up singers, now surrounding me. They put a face purple spot on my face, and then I get uncovered "Injured" to the crowd, as if I've just been punched in the face. Then those back-up dancers leave the stage, leaving just me. This is the worst moment, the worst. I'm so scared, I... Can't. Then, my sister walks on stage. Huh? What? I love you sis. She gets up on my back and I piggy back her. I sing, I can, I will:

Bridge:

All we want is, more feeling,
All we want is some help and peace
We want to be at the graduation
Yes, that's us at the graduation
Wanna have a great future!


What a beautiful thing. Now my cousin and friends runs on. They do the worst dancing, I smile. The back-up dancers then run the front of the stage with my friends. I walk back down and sit on my desk. The staging has fallen out of the window, but works as well, the crowd cheers even louder, and now to finish off:

Chorus:

I wanna help my sister,
My sister, My sister,
Didn't know I'll lose her,
I'll lose her, I'll lose her,
Wanna Love My sister,
My sister, My sister,
Didn't want to lose her,
lose her, I love her so much!
I love her so much!

Outro:

I love you so much!


Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, GROUP HUG! That was absolutely amazing! Can wipe this smile off my face, not now not ever.

"THANK YOU WORLDVISION, I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!"

I walk off of stage, give the members of Fanal a fist-bump and a massive good luck, they'll smash it I'm sure. I will sit and watch them, and return to the green room. Thank you, everyone.
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Postby Crousa » Thu Feb 08, 2024 9:17 am

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It was thirty-six editions since the WorldVision train came hopping back to the Achaean Republic. And just at a fortuitous time—during Carnival! The country’s largest popular celebrations were going full swing during the time the contest was in Puerto Ámbar, the country’s largest city on its northeastern coast, ready to receive thousands of Carnival revelers, tourists, WorldVision fans, business owners, and curious locals who make up this city part of their home. While the city—active, vibrant, buzzing, chaotic—felt that was bursting at the seams, the major activities near Portuary Esplanade punctuated with life. You could hear that fast-paced Achaean Spanish sprinkled in with some English and a few words of Britosish, a random Llaltese tourist drinking copious amounts of water and suffering under the tropical heat; couples holding hands and eating helado or piragüas sold by the sellers; others eating fruit and fried treats; and many others enjoying buskers and dancers and being gently reminded by passers-by not to leave their purses open or cellphones detached from their bodies, just in case. There was organized chaos to the scene, a method to the madness for accommodating tens of thousands of people enjoying the warm and toasty and balmy afternoon.

The party continued inside the Navegantes Convention Center, the venue of this edition’s competition. The projections atop the stage showcased past WorldVision entries, both Achaean and international, mixed in with local hits of the reggaeton, hip-hop and trap variety, mixed in with some merengue, salsa, bachata, and flow. It takes a while to properly understand an Achaean: passionate, messy, powerful, sensual, festive, restive, friendly, and compassionate. At the same time, the stage’s misty water projections moved alongside the music, also serving as a countdown of sorts before the main event.




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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Saint Monkey » Thu Feb 08, 2024 9:21 am

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Intro
Harry: Woah! Awesome opening! And yes, it's me Harry Chanda, welcome back to WorldVision! Tonight in Puerto Ámbar, and what a wonderful contest this will be! Our 2nd, and hopefully better than last time! This evening, I'm joined by the wonderful Alejandra Chiguez! A friend and colleague! Good Evening Alejandra!
Alejandra: Good Evening Harry! Thank you for inviting me to this wonderful event! I'm half Achaean, and it's fantastic that I'm able to be here!
Harry: That's awesome! And to all those wondering, Where Aurora? We'll see her later tonight giving the Saint Monkey jury results!
Alejandra: Yeah! Awesome! So now we go straight into our first entry! Vartugia!
Harry: Dia Ria with Notecrack!
Alejandra: Yep, this is an interesting one for sure! Here we go!

After #01

Harry: :blink:
Alejandra: Hahahaha! Well done Vartugia!!!!
Harry: Vartugia, sign me up next time, eh?
Alejandra: Douze-Points right?
Harry: WV is just Crazy!

#02

Harry: Let's get this party started. So now we have Hakushiya! It's Hakushiya's debut today, and what a way to do it with Ravine!
Alejandra: So the story is that they identify as a Transgender Demiwoman, and used to be John da Joker, and had problems with Crime, and most of all their identity as a person.
Harry: They were imprisoned due to a attempted murder, and have been spending time in rehab the last 2 and a half years.
Alejandra: They want to move on today, and step into their future, with the song "My Rare Psyche"
Harry: Here is Hakushiya's debut!

After #02

Alejandra: Wow, entry or what?
Harry: Awesome!
Alejandra: I wish Ravine the best of luck, and well done to Hakushiya as a whole, great job!

#03

Harry: Bit of an embarrassing one for our Jury in WV111...
Alejandra: Yep, Saint Monkey were the only country that gave Furballland 12 points -even though they were caught for using AI and warned.
Harry: Well, just shows the danger of AI. But this time Furballand will be heading in with a fully-fledged and un-AI song!
Alejandra: Un-AI?
Harry: Haha, yep, Un-AI, nothing to see here. Well the song is called "Sit Under The Tree"!
Alejandra: It is all about two lovers sitting under a tree to admire each other, they talk to each other, while watching the view in the city, they knew what was going on about themselves, and they each given different viewpoints in life.
Harry: Mmmm Interesting! It also says although they are separated from each other, there was one question that they didn't answer, "Is it just a dream? Or is it just a hoax?"
Alejandra: And then, they got back together! Through the hard times, and good, they finally found a way to love again!
Harry: The artist of the song is a Ğretvak Ővokursza was born on July 26, 1994 in the small town of Vakokla. There's also a small controversial backstory, as she had been expelled from school after bullying multiple times. She eventually recovered from her behaviour...
Alejandra: ...And through many hard times, we have reached today. In 2024, she worked on her new song, with a City Pop genre, she managed to work fast, and hard, putting effort into the song, she released the song "Sit Under the Tree". She currently sets high expectations on her song, and she hopes that she will reach at least top 10, or in a better scenario, in top 5, although she understands that she may or may not reach its goal, at least she put it into effort.
Harry: Well you put an effort in you hope it will do well, and the best of luck to Ğretvak! And yes, I've been working on my pronunciations!
Alejandra: I can see hehe! Here's "Sit Under The Tree"!


After #03

Harry: Wow! Amazing song Ğretvak!
Alejandra: Best of luck to her, and hopefully Ğretvak can bring back the reputation in the Furballland music industry!
Harry: So, we received a lot of tweets last edition, and this time we ought to share a few!
Alejandra: We love em all so keep them coming, Here's Jake Chilllman, who said "Congrats Ğretvak, watching with the Kids, maybe I need to Sit Under the Tree for a few hours, I get a bit loco with 3 kids, and so much noise!"

#04

Harry: Now we have Brodhavan, part of the AI controversies previous edition, but now putting through an awesome Romantic bop!
Alejandra: Maléna and Bjorn come with the song "Heart To Heart", which is all about the struggling relationship between each other, they also argued with each other, ending up with the severing of the relationship, and should have been forever separated, ended up cheating on each other, and they were devastated, but they still wanted to talk Heart to Heart, but she insisted that they were no longer together. He was shocked that she said it, and she even said that she would never love someone like you thinking he doesn't care about her. He was lonely in the dark, but she didn't care, and she insisted on hating him, she instilled hatred toward him so she could get attention all for herself, and would never and will never look back at hating him, even though he insisted to have another Heart to Heart, but he was ignored, and unfortunately..... that's about it. Although, they finally kissed each other, meaning their Heart to Heart has worked.
Harry: Woah, Nossywood (NS Hollywood xD) get the cameras, what a story! Haha, good luck Maléna and Bjorn!

After #04

Harry: Awwwwwwww!
Alejandra: Wonderful Performance Brodhavan!
Harry: Good luck to the future of Maléna And Bjorn. Oh, another tweet by 9yroldemon274. He-
Alejandra: Huh?
Harry: Yep, says "Cringe"
Alejandra: No way that's cringe kids! You gotta embrace relationships!
Harry: They'll understand it, soon.
Alejandra: Haha!

#05

Harry: Hopefully this ain't 18 seconds!
Alejandra: Oh yeah, forgot about that!
Harry: Crustyland next up! The artist is, Tanja, a 25-year-old native of the small and isolated island of Rotbumia, hailed from the rural town of Brann. Upon moving to Rannk for university in 2018, she pursued her passion for songwriting and singing by studying music. Tanja would eventually settle in Rannk in a small studio apartment.
Alejandra: And now in Puerto Ambar!
Harry: Here's Tanja Evensen, with the song "Come Dance With Me"!

After #05

Alejandra: That got me up on my feet!
Harry: I ain't dancing again after Aurora saw me!
Alejandra: Oh Come on, It can't be THAT bad. Not as bad as Jess Oranga, Her Kids nearly broke the TV! Thanks Jess for the Tweet!
Harry: Ok, next song
Alejandra: Can't wait to see this.

#06

Alejandra: Ok, time for Beepee!
Harry: Yep, Miriam, with the song "Your Love is So Right"
Alejandra: I'll take over from here Harry, you need to get your dance moves ready! Miriam is now 29 years old from the capital of Northern Beepee, Melaleuca. She is a singer and songwriter, and one of Beepee's biggest Schlager Superstars. Miriam previously performed "Goodbye" for Northern Beepee at Worldvision 87. She finished 16th. At WorldVision 92 she made history again, becoming the first artist to perform for both Beepee and Northern Beepee, when she presented her song "Reasons". Miriam finished in second place! Could she go one further? Here's Beepee!

#06

Alejandra: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Harry: Told Ya!
Alejandra: Hahaha, What a perfe-, hahahahahahahahaha!
Harry: Thank you Miriam, what great job!

#07

Terra-Zealandia not done in time noooooo! Least Aenglide's in!

#08

Harry: So, now we have Waisnor!
Alejandra: Yes, and it's Irina Shvedyuk! She suddenly entered the Waisnorian music scene in 2022 with her first releases and gained small but dedicated following due the her song themes being very close to the young people. Talking about this entry, before the national selection Irina said that this song can be interpreted as a cry for help of person struggling from either depression or bullying. And perhaps it was her themes that managed to win the national selection for her and give her the place in WorldVision Song Contest.
Harry: Awesome, and expect some awesome staging too!
Alejandra: She's a star! Irina Shvedyuk with "Ya ne nuzhna"!

After #08

Harry: Woooo! What a song! Amazing job Irina!
Alejandra: We love these Tweets, keep em going!
Harry: Yohan Johnson has said "That Bed Looks Ultra Comfy, It's been a long day!"
Alejandra: Hey! Don't go away yet! Long way to go right now!
Harry: I'm loving every minute of this!

#09

Mother CupcaKKe Withdrawn NOOOOOO

#10

Kinqueven not done in time! Noooo!

#11

Harry: Missus X up next!
Alejandra: A niche song coming up, similar to Father Squidward's debut in WV111. Joris Bohnson is one of Missus X's up and coming singers. Following the retirement of Rick Leg, MSX Television needs to look for new talent. With this song, Joris is declaring his undying love on the girl who works in the Chinese. The idea behind this is a poignant tale of love, affection, and obsession. "We want to win," said Joris when he arrived in Puerto Ámbar, surrounded by journalists who were slightly perplexed why the Missus Xian costumes had been held up at customs upon arrival, "and we've brought what we need to in order to do that."
Harry: Here we go! Joris Bohnson, and "Saturday Night Takeaway"!

After #11

Alejandra: Love is strange, huh?
Harry: Hehehe! This one could become a classic, eh?
Alejandra: Ooo! Here's a text from Alejandra Kingsch! She says "The days I decide to get Chinese! First the fire at the Chinese and now this!"
Harry: That's Crazy! Thanks Alejandra!

#12

Harry: 2 more to go...
Alejandra: And First up Britonisea! Kiana Knight will be performing "Sayonara"! They are returning after a break in WV111, and right now Kiana Knight is in the middle of a tour!
Harry: She takes WV as a side quest!? That Brilliant!
Alejandra: Kiana, a young 22 year old is one of the youngest artists that Britonisea has ever sent to the WorldVision Song Contest but she does represent the youngsters who are the ones watching shows such as the contest. Kiana is a born-and-bred south Briton, hailing from the great city of Junterapten. Kiana, like many Britons, has been involved with music from a young age and had a fantastic talent with her singing. She went from performing in front of assemblies at her primary school to winning talent competitions in secondary and leading her school musical.
Harry: She is also studying Law and wants to have a role in Criminal Justice in the future!
Alejandra: I know, so cool! Her song, “Sayonara”, which is informally used in English to mean, ‘see you later’ or ‘goodbye’ but the actual word comes from Japanese sayōnara which essentially translates to ‘farewell’. Kiana’s “Sayonara”, she believes, actually represents the sort of music that people her age listen to and brings out her “sassy and fun” side while speaking about a rather serious topic. Kiana sings about a partner who has been unfaithful and is trying to manipulate her into believing that he wouldn’t do it again. You can infer from this song that this person has cheated or did wrongdoings more than once and Kiana feels empowered to finally push this man out of the door!
Harry: Here it is, Britonisea!

After #12

Alejandra: Woooooo!!!!!! She is a pop superstar! Well done Kiana!
Harry: That was awesome, you show that man!
Alejandra: Sayonara, and we'll see you later Kiana!
Harry: Sayonara!

#13

Alejandra: I know you've been practicing so...
Harry: Next up is Hafamarimët and Čïnira Lïntïsul!
Alejandra: You smashed that!
Harry: I sure did :D
Alejandra: So! At age 20, Čïnira Lïntïsul was the youngest competitor in Čänlëdïl WorldVisionvun 112. That didn’t bother her, though - she knew she wanted to be a pop star since before she could talk. Her parents still have videos of her as a child, dancing and screaming wordlessly along to the radio when she was just over a year old.
Harry: And wonderfully, supported her all the way! It says here; In fact, for Čänlëdïl WorldVisionvun, they were right beside her in the green room as it was announced that she won. They hugged her from either side as she cried - it was a close call, only 3 points separating her from second place.
Alejandra: Isn't that just awesome! And more staging on a bed!
Harry: Good luck! Čïnira Lïntïsul with the song "Where We Could Be"!

After #13

Alejandra: She's definitely on her way to become a superstar! Another tweet. Sam Langsam says "Wish I could be in Puerto Ámbar! You could say it's Where I could be" ;)
Harry: Awesome job Čïnira! Well done and Good Luck!

#14

Harry: Ok, who's next, ahh yes Saint Monkey...
Alejandra: Who's that? Never heard of it?
Harry: Me neither, oh well, I guess we'll just go into an advertisement break right now!
Alejandra: AAAAAAAAAAA My heart!
Harry: So, many of you may know the story, but here it is anyway: Jonathan Lewis had a tough time living with his stepdad, and him and his sister kept getting bullied. He then brought a knife into school, because unfortunately, he thought that were his only option, after getting beat up day in day out, and his parents never supported him. He was then moved away into protective care. He then used music to take his anger out on things, and learned to control himself. He became big in Crownex, doing many collabs with massive artists, including Immortal, who participated last edition. He still needed to get a demon off his chest, and restart his relationship with his sister. His sister will be watching from backstage, and we want to give Jonathan Lewis a huge good luck!
Alejandra: WOOOOO!!!!! Good Luck Jonathan!!!!!!!!!!
Harry: Here's Jonathan Lewis, "Graduation"!

After #14

Alejandra: OMG That Group Hug sooo cute!!!!!!
Harry: Well Done Jonathan!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic, massive, Fabulous!
Alejandra: We're so proud! Hopefully top 15, eh!
Harry: Hope so, once again well done!
Alejandra: Here's a tweet from Harrison George! Another Star! For those who don't know, he competed in NV16 in Jaén! He says "So proud of Jonathan. Well done Brother!"

#15

Harry: Ok, I promise you are not ready for this.
Alejandra: Malta Comino Gozo and Fanal with the song "False Pretense"!
Harry: It says: Fanal is a talented five-piece pop/rock band hailing from the stunning islands of Malta Comino Gozo and draws inspiration from local legends like Fakawi, Pessimistic Reflections, and 5ive. Their goal before WorldVision was to make a name for themselves in the music industry by delivering hard-hitting and fast-paced rock. They'd since catapulted to stardom with lightning speed after winning the 108th WorldVision Song Contest in Doorsbreekenstad.
Alejandra: Can they make it the double? I think they can, you'll see staging like never before. This is unique!
Harry: I know it says on the postcard, but another warning, there are nothing but flashing images throughout! So, take a deep breath!
Alejandra: "False Pretence" by Fanal!

After #15

Harry: *breathes loudly
Alejandra: *breathes loudly
Harry: Oh
Alejandra: My
Harry: GOSH! WHAT A PERFORMANCE!
Alejandra: A tweet from Rob Lait, "MCG just shattered my ears! Wow! Oh my god Fanal, whatever you did there. Genius."
Harry: Top 5?
Alejandra: Top 1?

#16

Harry: Let's Calm it down now, eh?
Alejandra: Hahaha yes! South Batoko next! WAVES will be performing the song Алај!
Harry: WAVES is a music group consisting of Merya Azizan, Enes Azizan, Alex Haśtan, Alya Hajoran, Rowen Ensül and Tiara Dosan. The group debuted in 2022 with their first album Into the Water. On April 15, they will release their second album Beach Day, featuring among others their WorldVision Song Алај.
Alejandra: Awesome! Best of luck to you WAVES! Here is South Batoko!

After #16

Harry: Awwwww what an awesome song!
Alejandra: Thank you South Batoko, hey crowd, you wanted calm!
Harry: Awesome, calm song, well done WAVES!

#17

Uthossia Withdrawn noooooooooooo

#18

Alejandra: This is an interesting one!
Harry: This will do well! We have Millenium Tiger - "DEMO 562"
Alejandra: Millenium Tiger was formed in 1998 by a group of friends and two siblings who shared a passion for music. They've had quite the history, taking a break, coming back, arguments and more.
Harry: Good thing is, there here today!
Alejandra: And yep, they're here to perform. There's a crazy amount of info on this song, but it says here; Overall, Millenium Tiger's performance of "DEMO 562" is a captivating blend of music, dance, and visual artistry. It showcased the group's creativity, versatility, and stage presence, leaving a lasting impression on audiences and earning them accolades for their artistic vision and musical talent.
Harry: Should be good then!
Alejandra: It sure will be! Here is Axuva!

After #18

Harry: Woah! Nice job Axuva!
Alejandra: Avuxa well done!
Harry: I have those ears now Alejandra, It's Axuva!
Alejandra: You really HAVE been practicing!
Harry: My ears are as good as bats now!
Alejandra: Axuva and Millenium Tiger, well done!

#19

Nihilithia Withdrawn Noooooooo

#20

Harry: This next nation will have some big expectations!
Alejandra: Ugunnustan! And Azia Xhoroev with Daisy chains!
Harry: She does not want to disappoint either! She has said, "As I had to learn the hard way, sometimes fairy tales are just fairy tales because they wouldn’t come true without a miracle".
Alejandra: Shame this world is full of heart break! She had a relationship that unfortunately faded away! And she just began writing a song about it!
Harry: Now here we are! I'm so exited! Daisy chains by Azia Xhoroev! Good Luck Ugunnustan!

After #20

Alejandra: Loved the rhythm of that! Great Job!
Harry: Great job Ugunnustan, fantastic quality! Good luck to Azia Xhoroev and hopefully you can make up to those expectations!
Alejandra: We will see! The best of luck!

#21

Ethane never finisher their entry in time! noooo

#22

Harry: So next we have Roosania!
Alejandra: Only NV fans will get that!
Harry: But aren't we all? Anyways, StrayaRoos next!
Alejandra: They have quite the schedule with JWHF now!
Harry: Yep, hopefully we'll be there! So, we have K/K with the song "Time"
Alejandra: It says: K/K are probably one of StrayaRoos' most recognizable acts for an international audience, having represented the nation at WV101, as well as WHFs 65 and 67. The group is made up of Sidney Dareti, Douglas Caseta, and Francis Raesdi. The three met at university and started making music; the rest is history. The group has also been among the songwriters for another Roosian WorldVision entry, "Higher" in 103. The song explores the feeling of wanting to go back to the past where you were much better off, specifically during a poor relationship.
Harry: Oooo, Here is K/K, "Time", and a quick warning for language here.
Alejandra: StrayaRoos, here we go!

After #22

Alejandra: Nice one! Very honest song...
Harry: Experience much?
Alejandra: Hehehe, Yep,, but not tellin ya!
Harry: Same here, same.

#23

Alejandra: Get in da hood for this next one!
Harry: Naw! Gangster Alejandra?! Did not see that comin'
Alejandra: Yep mandem is in da hood for dis next one famalam
Harry: Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!
Alejandra: Dis next beat is Placely Placington man. With the beat A Couple of Daves (feat. Dave the Hobo) - Hardcore Placely Rap
Harry: Best of Luck!
Alejandra: Yep bro!

After #23

Harry: Alejandra you're scaring me...
Alejandra: What bro, can't take the hood? You wanna scrap? Scrap fam? *pause ...I'll stop now
Harry: Hahahaha! A tweet from Jonathan Kingstochimp, "Alejandra in the hood, not something you'll see every day!" Totally agreed there Jonathan!
Alejandra: Hehehehe, thanks for the message!

#24

Alejandra: The crowd is going to go wild! Hosts Achaean Republic are next, and Lorenzo Bacci will be performing the song "Solitaro"! I cannot wait for this one! It is amazing, come on Lorenzo!
Harry: Solitario is a song in which Lorenzo embodies a lonely man lamenting the effects of a recently broken relationship. From his end, it looks that he tried and tried and tried to make things work, until they didn’t.
Alejandra: Hmmm, sad...
Harry: Yep, but the crowd will be on their feet for this one here is, take it away Ale...
Alejandra: Achaean Republic!

After #24

Alejandra: VAMOS!
Harry: Awesome song Lorenzo, fantastic job!
Alejandra: Just listen to that crowd! Great job Achaea!

#25

Harry: Jazzy Bop from Uskad next!
Alejandra: Sing is a "Walking Alone" by Robert Sametika!
Harry: This is from the man himself: The song “Walking Alone” is a song about longing for love. Specifically longing for love from a deceased loved one. I wrote it inspired by my grandma’s and my own personal experiences. But it was mainly my grandmother’s experiences. I felt inspired to write this song when I listened to older jazz songs, and remembered a moment from my childhood when my grandmother told me about how much she misses her husband.
Alejandra: Good luck Uskad!

After #25

Harry: Short, but catchy!
Alejandra: R.I.P Gran of Robert, I'm sure she'll be proud!
Harry: Yep, RIP...

#26

Harry: Next we have... Metras!
Alejandra: Metras with the song "AŚLAN" by Moonlucht!
Harry: This should be good, Moonlucht has performed WV before, and has great experience!
Alejandra: Best of luck Metras!

After #26

Harry: Ayyyy Great job Metras!
Alejandra: That should do very well! Well done Moonlucht!
Harry: Best of luck to you!

#27

Carrelie noooo! Still haven't participated with you yet in WV! At least Metras is still in!

#28

Alejandra: We know that the Saint Monkeyians will like this!
Harry: Yep, it has a Glitch-Hop Vibe to this, and for 7 weeks in a row in 2013, Glitch-Hop was the top of the charts!
Alejandra: It'll Bring back Nostalgia for some!
Harry: So, to the song, "First Sight" by Mado Lina who is a singer-songwriter from Albisey, the largest island in the Aenglish province of Östoyen!
Alejandra: It says; When asked in an aspiring artists interview from her early teens, she said that she wanted to grow up and become a famous singer. She has also watched many editions of the Worldvision Song Contest when growing up, and has stated that she’s “always wanted to sing for my home country on that stage."
Harry: Awesome, this should be good!
Alejandra: Here is Mado Lina with "First Sight"!

After #28

Harry & Alejandra: We don't like it...
Harry & Alejandra: WE LOVE IT!!!!
Harry: What a BOP
Alejandra: Woooo! Top 5 definitely!

#29

Estogium nooooooo! Least Britonisea is in still, awesome song!

#30

Alezia nooooooooo

#31
Harry: This debut will be magical! We're met with one of the broadcaster's from the Gallicelestian booth right now! Hello!
Galli Broadcaster: Hello! What a magical evening it is tonight! Thank you for inviting me here!
Harry: Awesome song, Awesome debut right?
Galli Broadcaster: Yes! We're all super proud of Anele, She did a wonderful job at the Sereno Festival, Right?
Alejandra: Agreed, we have "Never Be A Clone" by Anele Lilly!
Harry: Hailing from debutants Gallicelestia! “Never Be A Clone,” has been described as an homage to Anele's family and other people like herself who do not fit neatly into Gallicelèstian society, due to the unjust laws of Gallicelestian citizenship, which she does not have.
Alejandra: How unfair! She's making her nation so proud tonight!
Galli Broadcaster: I know right, hopefully tonight is the night she turns wrongs into rights!
Harry: Best of luck Gallicelestia!
Galli Broadcaster: Best of luck Anele!

After #31

Harry: Woah! Got my legs movin'
Alejandra: I see another Top 5!
Harry: I do too! Wow, well done Gallicelestia! Thank you for joining us!
Galli Broadcaster: Thank you too! Wonderful job there from Anele! Now, I have to run back ready for Kalosia!
Harry: Hahahaha Enjoy your night!
Alejandra: Buenas Noches!
Galli Broadcaster: Buenas Noches!

#32

Harry: Kalosia next!
Alejandra: So we have Bib by Anita Maxwynne
Harry: Some will like this, other not so much!
Alejandra: Nevertheless, it tells a great story!
Harry: It says; Now, here's my song. It all started when my good friend Enriku Taures, who is a producer, approached me with a Middle Eastern sounding beat and an idea. He buttered me all up and said I would be the perfect talent for the concept he had in mind! And honestly, I was feeling it too. He also connected me to the hip hop artist Niél sBor, a big name in the Kalosian music industry and himself a WorldVision veteran. Turns out he wrote the lyrics!
Alejandra: Awesome, good luck Kalosia!

After #32

Harry: Wow, loved the energy in that one!
Alejandra: Great job Kalosia and Anita!

#33

Harry: We've got Robloxian Robloxia next!
Alejandra: Haha! This song will make you forget about Joris Bohnson earlier as Harry just say it, the song, by Anna Borschune is called...
Harry: Salmonella
Alejandra: Everybody, put your dinners or deserts down, take a deep breath for...
Harry: Robloxian Robloxia!

After #33

Alejandra: This night keeps getting crazier and crazier!
Harry: Hahaha! Insane! Alejandra Kingsch, will return with another tweet, "What that feeling in my stomach?"
Alejandra: Haha! One more to go people!

#34

Harry: Ok! So we head to our final competitor, Mister X!
Alejandra: They will be finishing tonight's fantastic show with the song; "Who I'm meant to be" by Michael Robinson and John Joseph!
Harry: That's wonderful! They've been to WV before, and unfortunately flopped, but can they make an improvement this time?
Alejandra: Let's find out! Here is Mister X!

After #34

Harry: WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! What a way to end off tonight's singers!!!
Alejandra: Thank you Michael and John, best of luck to the both of you!

(Between the Interval Acts there is Small Talk between the two of them)

Before Voting

Harry: Say hello to the most tense part of your evening.
Alejandra: The Votes!
Harry: Are you ready to find out the winner of WV112?
Alejandra: No?
Harry: Me neither! Let's get into it!

Jury Vote (1st Half)

Harry and Alejandra say "Thank you!", "Muchos Grazias!" or "Yaaaaaaaay!" and similar when receiving points

Special Aurora Dialogue:

Harry: Ayyy Hello! Aurora!
Alejandra: Hey Aurora!
Harry: Here's our results!
Alejandra: Oh! Our jury made the same mistake I made too!
Harry: Hahaha! Also, there are 25 entries this evening, not 21 :D
Alejandra: MCG gets the 12 points! Woooo!
Harry: Thank you Aurora!

Halfway through the Jury

Harry: We're halfway there
Alejandra: Living on a prayer!
Harry: It is time to see the halfway results!
Alejandra: And... Ooooooohhh! Britonisea leading the pack by miles!
Harry: Then MCG in second, and wooo! Gallicelestia in third!!!
Alejandra: Wonderful debut so far!
Harry: We are currently in 8th! Look at Jonathan, he's buzzing!
Alejandra: Long way to go still... It's time for the second half of the jury vote!
Harry: I cannot wait!

Jury Vote (2nd Half)

Same as the 1st!

Halfway Point Of Voting

Alejandra: Halfway there, and as it stands, we're in 9th!
Harry: Britonisea 28 points out in the lead! Could it be their 9th winn?
Alejandra: And the Achaean Republic and Gallicelestia drawing in third!
Harry: Ho, Ho, Ho, This is gonna be good!
Alejandra: Sure, Santa!

Public Voting

Harry: We begin with Robloxian Robloxia, who currently are with 0 points.
Alejandra: And they have...
Harry: Oh no! They will stay on 0! Unlucky Robloxian Robloxia!
Alejandra: I mean, the song...
Harry: Now's not the time to be heartless!


Alejandra: Ok, Ok, Dia Ria will recieve
Harry: 0! Oh no!
Alejandra: To be brutally honest though Harry...

Harry: Okay! Next is Placely!
Alejandra: This can't have got 0 surely...
Harry: *Results are announced* Erm... Looks like you've been proved wrong...
Alejandra: Oh no!

Harry: Ok, Uskad up next, they have to, must, surely, definitely, certainly, 100%have received points...
Alejandra: Doubt much?
Harry: Yay!!! 8 points!
Alejandra: Only 8? Unlucky Uskad!

Harry: Joris and Missus X next, they have recieved...
Alejandra: 15 points! Keep it goin' up!
Harry: Hopefully up!

Alejandra: Ok, Malena and Bjorn up next!
Harry: Come on Brodhavan!
Alejandra: More than 20, more than 20!
Harry: 41! Keep it goin up! Nice Job!
Alejandra: Up to 8th they go!

Harry: Metras comin' up next
Alejandra: They could be hosting next edition!
Harry: So could us!
Alejandra: So they have received, good luck Metras!
Harry: 40! Nice! Let's get it to 50!
Alejandra: Yeah!

Harry: Crustyland up next!
Alejandra: They have received...
Harry: From the televote...
Alejandra: 44 Points! Going up!
Harry: 50, let's get it to 50!

Alejandra: Ok, South Batoko!
Harry: This was the perfect song to calm down after MGC haha!
Alejandra: Which means they deserve a lot of points!
Harry: And have received... 49! So close to 50!

Alejandra: Ok, StrayaRoos up next!
Harry: And they will increase from 40 to...
Alejandra: 75 points! You're making me use my maths brain! Not used that for years! That means StrayaRoos have received ermm.... er.... it.....
Harry: 35 points! Come on 50 with Beepee, I can feel it!
Alejandra: I gotta practice my maths!

Harry: This is the one to hit 50!
Alejandra: Maybe there's a 50 curse, It'll be 60... Here we go...
Harry: 58! Close to 60 though haha!
Alejandra: Well done Miriam!

Harry: Hakushiya! Debutants!
Alejandra: Great debut from them and they have received....
Harry: 43! Great job Ravine!

Alejandra: We're getting close!
Harry: I'm sure Jonathan will do fantastically!
Alejandra: We'll see!
Harry: As for Furballand, they've received...
Alejandra: 54! Well done Furballand!

Harry: Mister X! Ok, you've received...
Alejandra: An amount of...
Harry: 56 points! Thought that would do a bit better!
Alejandra: But still great!
Harry: But still great!

Alejandra: Ok, Kalosia up next
Harry: Could Kalosia become the King of 112?
Alejandra: Well, Queen
Harry: Sorry Anita! Just tryna use some fancy alliteration! Not fancy enough for that haha!
Alejandra: Thank you Anita, you've received...
Harry: 68 points! Most so far!
Alejandra: Hopefully we can get that much!

Harry: Axuva up next! Ok, good Luck Millennium Tiger!
Alejandra: You were great!
Harry: And have received...
Alejandra: 50! Exactly!
Harry: Nice! Ok, Alejandra take a deep breath!
Alejandra: I could, but I can't breath!

Harry: You know you said "We'll See", well sorry Alejandra, I can't look!
Alejandra: Ha! Me neither!
Harry: So, we are apparently debutants, but...
Alejandra: Yeah, Harry we're something Fresh, not Saint Monkey Going For a Dream WV111 entry, but Saint Monkey Graduation WV112 entry!
Harry: Haha! Don't worry about Marta and Laila! If you're watching!
Alejandra: But how...? Oh, here it is. We've received...
Harry: 53 points!!!!!!!!! Up into 4th! Woooo!!!!

Alejandra: We'll fall back down but Jonathan. We are so proud of you!
Harry: So next we have Hafarmarimet! They have received...
Alejandra: Woah! Right up to 77 points! Well done Hafarmarimet!
Harry: Up into 2nd!

Alejandra: Waisnor up nexr!
Harry: Should be receiving the big points soon, 80 this time?
Alejandra: Wait.... Yes! 86 points!
Harry: Waisnor leading!

Alejandra: 6 countries to go...
Harry: This is going to be insane!
Alejandra: Will Ugunnustan, may I remind you that they're the current Champions, take the lead once more...
Harry: Yes! 83 points for Ugunnustan! Well done Azia!

Alejandra: Let's find out who'll be in our Top 5!
Harry: Haha easier said than done Ale!
Alejandra: What? Can't watch?
Harry: :D
Alejandra: Well, keep em open, you'll miss the best bit! The wonderful Mado Lina and Aenglide next! They have received...
Harry: We've broken the 100 Threshold! 106, well done Mado Lina!

Alejandra: Oh! Listen to that crowd!
Harry: Ha! They do be wanting Achaea to win! They've received...
Alejandra: 115 POINTS!!!!!
Harry: Will that be enough? Gallicelestia comin' up!

Alejandra: Ok, Gallicelestia!
Harry: You have received...
Alejandra: From the public...
Harry: 95 points! Not enough to overtake Achaea!
Alejandra: But Anele, you should still be immensely proud of yourself
Harry: Yep, Anele fan. tas. tic.
Alejandra: Tic?
Harry: Fantastic debut Gallicelestia!

Alejandra: We're down to the last 2. MGC never finished in 2nd before WV111! Will they go a step ahead or equal to their previous? Or not improve your position?
Harry: That ain't happenin'
Alejandra: Gotta agree.
Harry: MCG. You. Have. Received....
Alejandra: 118 points! Into 1st place! But will. it. be. enough?

Harry: Whew! This is it. Thank you so much Achaean Republic. What a contest!
Alejandra: Muchas Grazias Puerto Ambar! And Muchas Grazias all contenders. You have put on a show today!
Harry: It's time to find out the results!
Alejandra: Let's Tune in...
*1 Min Later
Harry: Come on! Britonisea!
Alejandra: ONE HUNDRED FIFTY TWO POINTS!
Harry: Britonisea wins the 112th WorldVision Song Contest!
Alejandra: Kiana is so happy! That's awesome!
Harry: WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Outro

Harry: Welp, that's it! After several hours of craziness were back here, ready to pack up and go home!
Alejandra: Yep, remember we're just doin our job!
Harry: Best. Job. Ever.
Alejandra: I would like to thank Marta and Laila for hosting this wonderful contest!
Harry: Me too, awesome hosts guys!
Alejandra: And thank you to Harry for letting me join you!
Harry: No Ale, the pleasure's mine! You've been a great Co-Commentator!
Alejandra: Now, Let's listen to Britonisea and Kiana one last time, congrats again!
Harry: So sit back and enjoy, enjoy the rest of your day and Sayonara!
Alejandra: (Talks as it fades to Kiana's winner's performance) Haha I see what you did there!
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Postby Malta Comino Gozo » Thu Feb 08, 2024 11:45 am

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Nation Name: Malta Comino Gozo
Official Broadcaster: MCG 1
Tune: Bring Me The Horizon - Parasite Eve
Song Title: False Pretence
Artist(s) Name(s): Fanal
Lyrics & Music: Mattei Cassar, Curtis Galea, Aaron Camilleri, Emellie Simler & Pinu Papagiorcopulo


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As the last of the jury points came in, Ugunnustan led the way with 124 points, just six ahead of Malta Comino Gozo. Noah and his team sat there delighted, this was anybody's game now. Who would win, them, Ugunnustan or would Samudera Darussalam or someone else entirely sneak the win?

The moment of truth arrived as the televoting results were about to be announced. The hosts, Aenglide, had chosen to disclose the points via jury votes, which meant that MCG would be the penultimate country to receive their televoting points. The suspense was real as country after country fought for the top spot, only to be overtaken almost immediately by the next country receiving their points. Noah sat there calmly, but his smile betrayed his anticipation as the camera cut to him and the representatives of other nations waiting in suspense. Finally, it was time for Malta Comino Gozo to receive their points. The entire MCG team sat there in suspense.

"MCG, you have received from the televoting... 105 points! Taking you to the top, could it truly be enough for the win?"

Bella Pjötrssen announced to the cheering crowds. Noah and his team sat there holding hands. Yes, they were nervous, but they were also delighted. The camera split to a cut screen of MCG and Ugunnustan. Noah sat there in the middle of his team, a huge smile beaming on his face as he awaited the result. He mouthed a "Grazzi Ħafna" to the camera. It was silver or gold, and he honestly couldn't be happier.

Bella spoke again.
"We're down to our final country, which is Ugunnustan! Now, Malta Comino Gozo has had quite the record in Worldvision. Ever since debuting in Rosario, Achaean Republic all the way back in WV76, they've amassed a staggering eight wins, and they're hungry for a ninth win. They've also claimed the host title a huge 4 times. Ugunnustan is yet to win the contest, and it could be tonight. A relatively new nation, they've done very well to settle into the contest as they hosted last time in Ous! You might remember that one! Alright, great luck to both countries. Here it is. The final reveal. I hope you have all had a great night, Akjefuldin! To beat Malta Comino Gozo, Ugunnustan actually needs exactly 100 points to be crowned champion of Worldvision 111. Are you ready? Ugunnustan, you have received ... 108 POINTS! THIS MEANS THAT YOU ARE OFFICIALLY THE WINNER OF THE 111ST WORLD VISION SONG CONTEST!


Noah couldnt help but leap up with joy and hug his delegation as the result came in. Second place! Malta Comino Gozo had finally got their elusive silver, a placing they had weirdly been chasing for some time! Yes, a win would have been extraordinary, but honestly, this felt like a win to Noah and his team! The MCG team waved their arms and celebrated enthusiastically by shaking their fists, etc and Noah clambered onto the sofa the green room was fitted with. The moment the camera panned to Qalima Serieva and her team, everyone could see the sheer elation on their faces. Their eyes were lit up with joy, smiles stretching from ear to ear. They had just emerged victorious, and the immense relief and satisfaction they felt was palpable. Qalima whelled up, Ugunnustan had got their first win! Noah suddenly entered the camera frame, squeezing her in a tight hug for the whole of the multiverse to witness. Qalima and Noah are over the moon! Not only was this their first victory, but it was also a cheeky half-win for MCG. She had done both nations proud, and viewers back home in MCG were on their feet cheering at the long-awaited second place but also for their hero Qalima Serieva!

Following the remarkable success of WorldVision, the song "Dandelion" achieved the impressive feat of becoming the highest-selling and highest-charting non-winning song in the MCG charts, placing at number one for five weeks. It also achieved international success, charting in the top 5 in Samudera Darussalam, Furballland, Uggunustan and Saint Monkey. During her holiday in Valletta, Qalima was warmly welcomed by Noah into his home. Their friendship, which had started during the contest, continued to flourish even outside the competition.





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With second place under their belt, MCGBC was once again on a mission to select the right participant and did not want to let the country down after such a formidable result. Before they had even begun, they were approached by a talented five-piece pop/rock band called... Fanal. Yes, they were back and thirsty for more. MCGBC agreed to chat to the band. In a perfectly choreographed meeting between the two in the MCGBC headquarters in Valletta, the band put themselves forward to represent MCG.

WorldVision coursed through every Malta Comino Gozoan's veins and the contest was deeply respected and engrained in their culture. Apart from sports, there were not many ways to showcase native talent on the multiverse stage, and it just so happened the small island nation seemed to excel at song contests, having almost sprung out of nowhere to now being one of the most successful countries with eight wins.

Fanal played the song exclusively to the MCGBC team and the MCG delegation. As the song finished, Aaron closed the laptop's music player and the room fell silent, with everyone trying to process what they had just experienced. Suddenly, a wave of applause erupted, breaking the silence and bringing everyone back to reality. The Chief Operations Officer of MCGBC, Joseph Grech, was the first to speak, expressing his thoughts and opinions on what they had just witnessed. "Wow, you can feel the intensity the moment the song starts, even in the first few seconds of the track. Accompanied by the opening Maltese monologue and then the drops, we have no clue where this is taking us, and I adore it," he said. Charly Borg, another member of the MCGBC team, was next to speak. "Are you going back to your deathcore roots? Or is it going to be similar to bangers like ‘Addict’? It’s a little bit of both, in my opinion. And it’s brilliant!" She exclaimed. The team shook hands, and the deal was struck. Fanal were back! The news went viral after being posted on the bands social media channels.


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Clockwise: Pinu Papagiorcopulo, Curtis Galea and Aaron Camilleri, Mattei Cassar, and Emellie Simler

Malta Comino Gozoan rockers Fanal have always been known for their wide range of musical styles, making a name for themselves as a band that isn’t afraid to mix up their style with every new album. Throughout their career, the band’s sound has changed drastically. Having once been known for their deathcore style, Fanal is now more comparable to genres such as electronic and alternative rock.

Their new single, "False Pretence", is intended to represent fear, panic, and confusion, which is done expertly through Fanal’s experimental style. The use of genre-blending, moving quickly from electric rock to heavy metal and back again, seems at first to be similar to their 2023 album Amo. However, there is nothing upbeat or pop-rock about "False Pretences", like their last WorldVision song "Addict". Instead, the song characterises a move back towards the band’s earlier and much heavier style, with unclean vocals, a powerful bass line, and a metal-style guitar. The constantly building drums add to the atmosphere, leaving you on edge until the climax of the breakdown.

"False Pretences" is about the feeling of being misled and deceived in a relationship. The lyrics describe a situation where the narrator gave their all to someone they loved, only to find out that the person they believed in was not who they thought they were. The song expresses feelings of betrayal, regret, and anger, with the lyrics mentioning the false pretences and lies that were told, as well as the confusion and panic that came with realising the truth. The use of air-raid sirens in the background of the track, plus the incorporation of a Malta Comino Gozoan chanting song, all help to create the ominous and apocalyptic sound the band was striving for.


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Fanal (Lighthouse in Maltese) is a talented five-piece pop/rock band hailing from the stunning islands of Malta Comino Gozo and draws inspiration from local legends like Fakawi, Pessimistic Reflections, and 5ive. Their goal before WorldVision was to make a name for themselves in the music industry by delivering hard-hitting and fast-paced rock. They'd since catapulted to stardom with lightning speed after winning the 108th WorldVision Song Contest in Doorsbreekenstad.

Their electrifying performances across the multiverse and the overwhelming response from fans with tens of millions of streams on their tracks had made them a musical sensation globally. The band's meteoric rise to fame was an incredible journey from their humble origins in MCG. They never forgot the contest that had changed their lives and made them the iconic band they are today. With a deep sense of gratitude, they contemplated the idea of participating once again in the contest that had given them everything they had ever wished for. So, why not give it another shot?

The band was formed by a group of friends in 2019 who wanted to share their musical expression. Mattei and Curtis, from Marsaħick, who are both bassists, electric guitarists and old friends, found a great musical connection with Pinu Papagiorcopulo, from Valletta, who plays the keyboard, after jamming with him at local busking hangouts. The first official member they recruited was Emellie, the drummer also from Valletta, who played a vital role in bringing their vision to life. Finally, the band was completed with the addition of Aaron from Balluħa, the now lead vocalist, whose powerful voice and charming personality brought life to the band's performances.







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Now Malta Comino Gozo were back in the nation they had so long ago debuted in, thirty-six amazing editions ago, The Achaean Republic, an island nation that held a special place in all Malta Comino Gozoan WorldVision fan's hearts, a country they had strong ties to both in and outside of WorldVision with both nations often rewarding each other high points as well being both WMCA members. Fanal embarked on the long 7-and-a-half-hour flight from Malta Comino Gozo International to the vibrant city of Puerto Ámbar in The Achaean Republic. As the band stepped off the plane at the International Airport, they were greeted by the warm air of the late afternoon. The temperature was a comfortable 20 degrees, which was more or less the same as back home. The heat radiated off the tarmac of the airport as they headed inside.

After checking in through customs, in the fast track WMCA lane, of course, they wandered into the arrivals zone. Fans from The Achaean Republic and abroad flocked to them for selfies and autographs, recognising the international sensations in their midst. After several selfies and autographs, the delegation travelled to their hotel. After checking into the nearby hotel, which wasn't too far from the host venue, the band were eager to absorb the city's essence; Fanal ventured to Lago Altador, where the serene waters mirrored the beauty of Puerto Ámbar. Playa Las Quenepas beckoned with its golden sands, inviting the musicians to enjoy the sun and sea. Coming from an island nation themselves, they felt at home here. The day was drawing in now, and they and the delegation settled down for the night.

The next day, they were up and raring to go. As they stepped onto the picturesque streets, the Spanish colonial houses near the Port Zone provided a backdrop reminiscent of a bygone era. They were all captivated by the rich history and dynamic culture of this Achaean gem. The band couldn't help but be enchanted by the blend of history and modernity that permeated Old Puerto Ámbar near the Port Zone. Their exploration continued to the vibrant Barrio Nuevo Puerto, where the skyline painted a mesmerising picture of progress and prosperity. The Universidad Federal del Noreste stood as a testament to education and intellectual pursuits in the heart of the city. A visit to Pico Altador offered a panoramic view of Puerto Ámbar, allowing Fanal to appreciate the city's grandeur. It just so happened the carnival was happening at the same time. The Carnaval del Puerto added a burst of colour and rhythm to this already flamboyant city. This amazing event allowed the band to really embrace the culture; they even joined the festivities, along with many other of this contest's acts, including Miriam from Beepee, Ğretvak Ővokursza, from Furballland, Kiana Knight from Britonisea and Jonathan Lewis from Saint Monkey.

The band's encounters with fans were frequent, turning their exploration into a series of memorable moments etched in the hearts of their fans who crossed paths. As the sun set on their city adventure, Puerto Ámbar had become a pivotal chapter in Fanal's global journey. Then, just like that, it was time for the rehearsals.


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KEY: Emmelie, Aaron, Choir


The postcards ended as the crowd in the Navegantes Convention Center cheered enthusiastically as MCG took to the stage. As Fanal distributed across the stage to their markers, Aaron shared a chummy fistbump with the lovely Jonathan Lewis from Saint Monkey. Aaron felt slight nerves kicking in. His heart was beating faster, and he could feel his breathing becoming quicker. That being said, he was a seasoned performer, and he knew that these nerves were all part of the adventure.

He stood in his spot, hidden at the back of the stage, surrounded by security. He nodded to a group of fans who were filming him on their phones from close by. They screamed with delight as he acknowledged them, and Aaron's face lit up with a huge smile. Despite feeling nervous, he couldn't help but feel a rush of excitement as he prepared to sing. The cheers from the audience echoed loudly through the arena. A huge number of MCG fans were present throughout the crowd; some lived here, and some had flown over. Some had even been here to witness MCG's debut all those editions ago.

We have a spidercam hovering above the excited onlookers, giving us a full frontal shot of the now pitch-black stage. The MCG delegation had installed many podiums on stage, and most of the band members would sit atop these. Interestingly enough, the band members were playing different instruments than the last time they competed just to show off their wide range of talent when it came to musical instruments. The delegation team had also rolled out a cracked vinyl covering over the stage so the stage looked like a cracked tile floor.

The song opens abruptly with a whaling warning siren that reverberates through the arena immediately creating suspense. Crisp white spotlights from the ceiling sweep across the audience like helicopter searchlights. Emmelie, who was only 25, commanded the attention of the audience as she stood confidently centre stage by herself. Dressed in a pristine white hazmat suit, she exuded an air of authority, with the hood down in a casual yet purposeful manner. Her striking chest-length ginger hair flowed around her face like a halo, perfectly complementing her expertly applied ghostly makeup. Her two yellow studded earrings provided a subtle touch of glamour that stood out against the otherwise hazardous-looking outfit. The stage is filled with an eerie, almost dirty green light emitting from strips at the back of the stage.

As she begins to speak, the light tries desperately to penetrate through the soupy-like mist covering the stage, casting a pale glow that barely illuminates Emmelie on stage. The siren wails continuously. The rest of the band remain hidden. Emmelie's suit glowed eerily white and stood out amongst the mist. Apart from that, the stage remained utterly dark. As she speaks/sings, her vocals are unnervingly distorted, creating a mysterious and unsettling effect for those listening. The distortion is so pronounced that it almost sounds as if her voice is coming from another dimension. All the while, with each beat of the drum and wail of the unnerving siren, the top of the stage was illuminated fully with a bright white light resembling a flash of lightning. The spidercam remains in the same position but moves in slightly.

Suddenly, Aaron appears at the back of the stage and advances eerily towards the centre of the stage, putting one front in front of the other to the beat the flash of light that accompanied the beat and wail of the siren, his robotic movements becoming more and more unsettling with each passing moment. He walks with his back facing the smaller fan zone behind the 360 degree stage. As he appeared, the sound of the roaring crowd echoed through the air. Despite the deafening noise, he remained composed and kept his sinister, empty expression. Every eye in the stadium was fixed on him, waiting for him to make his next move. The tension in the room was palpable as he strode along, surrounded by the bright flashing lights and the expectant faces of the audience. Despite the pressure, he remained calm and collected, ready to deliver his all.

He was wearing a peculiar black and white face mask that had an eerie, almost sinister, comical smile etched on its front. It helped give him an air of mystery and anonymity, something that fits the song like a glove, especially as the lyrics from the choir were all about a mask. The mask covered his entire face, leaving only his captivating eyes, which were like pools of caramel with a warm and inviting colour that drew you in. The way he moved seemed almost supernatural, as he moved several feet between each flash, sending tingles to people watching at home and in the arena. The camera cuts to Emmelie as she speaks the last line "Go sit on your throne"

You don't deserve me, I gave you everything
You weren't the person, I thought you'd be
What's said is set in stone
There's no room for you anymore
Go sit on your throne...


As Emmelie finished, the lights dimmed dramatically, and she commandingly dropped her microphone down to her side, turned away to face the back audience and marched into the shadows to stand at the far left (stage right). The air was filled with the sound of a final resounding bang of a drum. The camera cut to spidercam halfway across the audience, suspended in the air. The choir of female voices that follows is simply haunting, echoing through the arena. We cut to a view from the back of the arena, showing the entire stage. The Achaens had outdone themselves with their stage design. This amazing stage featured LCI Water Screen Projection, and the MCG delegation was going to make the most of this. The white voice vocals, an authentic folklore singing technique, are in Maltese and are being sung by a group of older women. The lyrics and their white voices suit the song flawlessly. All the while, Aaron stood there, his arms wide.

The Maltese segment is sung three times. For the first one, the stage is dark and illuminated by a pulse of white light with each drum bang. The camera jolts forward simultaneously. For the second time, the background video projector screens that hung above the stage now portray a white hand reaching out into the eerie misty stage, and for the third, we cut to a central railcam view of the stage. The LCI Water Screen Projection displayed a series of captivating visuals, projecting a stunning array of colours and shapes onto a wall of water. The projection began with a deep blue hue that gradually transformed into a bright red, symbolizing the struggle of the person behind the mask. As the lyrics continued, the water screen projection displayed an intricate pattern of swirling shapes and colours, representing the emotions and experiences of the individual coming out of hiding and embracing their true self. The crowd cheered loudly. The projection ended with a dramatic burst of light, representing the moment of liberation and the realization that it's better to be true to yourself than to hide behind a mask. As the penultimate line rings out, we cut to a stage shot, looking up at Aaron as he rips off his mask dramatically and flings it to the ground. The mask lands on the ground with a flash of light.

Wara l-maskra hemm persuna li ma tridx tara
Wara l-maskra hemm il-post li ma rridx inkun
Jien lest bil-ħabi
M'għadx nipprova
Biex inkun xi ħaġa li m'iniex...

[x3]

Behind the mask is a person you don't wanna see
Behind the mask is the place I don't wanna be
I am done with hiding
No longer trying
To try and be something that I am not...

x3


The dense mist has lifted slightly but still shrouds the stage, adding to the creepy atmosphere. We can see Aaron clearly now as he stands centre stage. Aaron's outfit is a perfect blend of pop-rock and punk. He is wearing a light grey tank top with a punk-style graffiti print all over it. The graffiti is colourful and bold, with various shapes and patterns overlapping each other to create a chaotic yet artistic effect. Some of the shapes look like letters or symbols, as if it almost spelt out "false pretence" while others are more abstract. His black skinny jeans are ripped at the thighs and knees. Completing the look is a pair of black and white vans that add a touch of smart casual to his overall ensemble. Aaron's style is definitely unique and eye-catching, he was not afraid to show off.

He had made tremendous strides in his development since the last time. Despite being the youngest member of the band, at just 23 years of age, his once boyish features had matured significantly. While there was still a hint of youthfulness in his appearance, it was clear that Aaron had undergone a significant transformation since his previous appearance. His once patchy facial hair has now evened out into a perfect 5 o'clock shadow. The fact that he wasn't wearing his usual signature black glasses, made him look more mature.

His short black hair was slicked back, giving him a polished and sophisticated look that he effortlessly pulled off. The way he carries himself with confidence and elegance was truly impressive for such a young man, but Aaron was a man who had won WorldVision before and he wanted it again. Motivated by pride, his competitiveness and accomplishments, he was here to win at all costs.

His hair perfectly complemented his round features and strikingly confident personality. Despite his shy and geeky demeanour outside the stage, he was, in fact, a highly talented musician. His music spoke volumes about his passion and drive, revealing a completely different side of him that was full of energy, spark and creativity. Despite their previous success, he remained down-to-earth and kind, earning the respect and admiration of those around him. His genuine, lovely personality and dedication to his job were evident in every note he sang, making him an inspiration to many other young artists, not just at home but across the multiverse. It was safe to say many teenagers had Fanal's posters plastered all over their walls!

We cut to an onstage camera shot from a diagonal to our right, showing a full body shot of Aaron. Aaron's head is hung while his left hand is raised, his figures splayed as he begins to sing. The same dirty green light has reappeared behind him. The mist rises creepily around him. The background video projector screens are an exact copy of the view we are getting, but the LED gave off more dynamics, the video often cutting into a blood-red filter or a neon pink filter. As he finished the second line, his arm lowered back down to his hip. As Aaron sang "I should've had some doubt," he began to raise his head and pump his chest in and out, almost as if he was inflating like a balloon. As he sang "But no!" the music pauses momentarily, and the video behind is covered by a negative effect and all the lights from the edge of the stage swoop upwards, throwing their icey blue and white light towards the ceiling only to fall back down instantly in perfect synchronization as he began to sing the next line.

For the next line of the verse, "But I gave you all my benefits", we now have a Railcam shot from just below the stage, looking upwards towards Aaron, who is still standing with his left side facing us. A deep purple spotlight shines brightly down on him from the rigging above. Aaron was not silhouetted but instead was illuminated in a way that emphasized the contours of his face. It also made the mist of the stage even more visible as it swirled and looped around his legs. His left arm is elevated now. His gestures were fluid and graceful, with each movement perfectly in tune with the rhythm of the music. The camera zoom eases slowly towards him over the course of the verse. On the penultimate line, he puts his arm back down to his side and leans backwards, all the while looking straight ahead of him and at the camera. He stands back up abruptly, and his left hand quickly lifts back up and stretches out in front of him, displaying his palm and fingers outstretched, before he rotates his wrist into the misty air.

My ears were drenched in blood from hearing everything
That you were always freaking preaching about
It's all a lie and on the first day I should've had some doubts..
But no!
But I gave you all my benefits
It didn't do me any good, did it?
Then I was the one left here wonderin
How the silence is misunderstood


We have a full-body view of Emmelie standing atop the central elevated rigging at the back as the drums kicked up a notch. The whole time, the music built with the sirens blaring out into the audience and the synths ringing out into the darkened hall. This whole section was like an evacuation warning before the hall came under lockdown. The lights flickered in a dizzying pattern, causing the camera to shake and spin. The colours of the lights shifted from blue to purple to red, creating an unsettling atmosphere. Emmelie's face was twisted into a sinister expression as she spoke. Her eyes glinted with a dark intensity as the camera zoomed in on her face. With the microphone gripped tightly in both hands, her voice echoed eerily through the mist. The camera then zooms in closer before spinning clockwise until we settle upon a upper body shot of her. As the lightning flashed and the fog thickened, she looked like a creature of the night, ready to unleash her terrifying power upon the audience.

You don't deserve me, I gave everything
You weren't the person, I thought you'd be
What's said is set in stone
There's no room for you anymore
Go sit on your throne
I'll settle the score


As Aaron begins to belt out the powerful chorus, the stage is engulfed in a mix of flashing neon red and blue hues, symbolizing the emotional turmoil conveyed in the lyrics. The atmosphere is charged with raw energy, pumping up the audience. An intense off white spotlight focuses on Aaron, highlighting his charismatic stage presence. Aaron's heavy rocker style vocals cut through the air, filled with angst and rebellion. He was very much immersed and in tune with the music and the lyrics often pulling at his tank top as if to cool himself down. Steam jets erupt periodically from the stage floor, shrouding the cameras in a mist that adds a dramatic flair to the already incredible performance. The steam would represent the emotional confusion and the person's clouded judgment.

His vocals carried the weight of the lyrics, conveying the pain and disillusionment perfectly. His vocal delivery is accompanied by aggressive movements, with Aaron pacing across the stage flinging his arms. As he continued to sing, Aaron's movements became increasingly vigorous. He grips the microphone tightly, leaning in and out to emphasize certain phrases. At times, he bends at the waist as if bowing down to the power of the music. The camera follows him as he paces. As he sings , "I gave you all that I had". He paused and turned, his eyes now locked on the railcam hovering in front of him just off the edge of the stage. All the while, strobes flash in sync with the powerful drumbeats, creating a sense of urgency and chaos.

Under a false pretence,
I fell in love, believing every word, I thought our love was true
But now I see the lies, all the games you used to play ay ay
And now I'm just left here wonderin,
How could I be so naive?
I gave you all that I had
But you were just a taker, nev-er glad


Just as the chorus repeats, we have a spiral shot from the back of the arena that races towards the stage before cutting violently between each member of the band, minus Emmelie, on their elevated platforms. Mattei, dressed in a black t-shirt and ripped black jeans, thrashed away on drums, his head thrashing up and down to the beat as he put all his force into drumming. Pinu and Curtis played their instruments in a true rocker fashion. Pinu was dressed like a young punk, with a black tank top covered in white dots. His short dark brown hair styled up into a quiff, bobbing up and down as he aggressively played bass guitar with a wide stance. Curtis's long, wavy brown hair looked absolutely dashing as it moved with each headbang and strum of his electric guitar. His white t-shirt showed off his muscles, impossible to ignore, and his ripped black rocker jeans completed the look with a sense of cool confidence.

As he sang "And now I'm just left here wonderin'," Aaron, now centre stage again, reaches his left arm out to the audience; the camera cuts, showing us a close-up of his facial expressions, showcasing the intensity and emotion etched across his face. We cut back to a stage shot of Aaron. In the final moments of the chorus, Aaron's movements become more erratic, mirroring the chaos and frustration as he questioned what was happening. We cut to a suspended cam halfway above the audience, which zooms in rapidly and captures him dropping to his knees.

Under a false pretence,
I fell in love, believing every word, I thought our love was true
But now I see the lies, all the games you used to play ay ay
And now I'm just left here wonderin,
How could I be so naive?
I gave you all that I had
But you were just a taker, nev-er glad


We cut now to Curtis standing tall on his elevated platform, surrounded by a glowing white spotlight that illuminates him from head to toe. He strikes the strings of his electric guitar, creating the instrumental buildup that fills the air. His eyes are fixed down, avoiding the camera's gaze. Suddenly, the camera zooms in on his face, capturing a close-up of his fiendish expression. He slowly looks up at the camera and mouths the word "boom."

Right on cue, the camera propels back quickly, and a ring of fire pyros explodes around the edges of the curved stage, casting an orange glow over everything and everyone in sight. We then cut to a panning camera. As the camera pans across the stage, we see each band member playing their instruments with unbridled passion, except Emmelie, who is still hidden from view. Aaron is now back on his feet, moving around the stage with wild abandon. He spreads his arms out wide, thrashing his head and sticking out his tongue, utterly absorbed in the moment. The strobing lights illuminated the packed arena, casting a hypnotic glow. The colours shifted and danced in perfect harmony around the packed arena, from deep blues that represented despair to vibrant greens that hinted at energy and life to fiery reds that captured the intensity of the moment, as we have a full stage shot from the middle of the arena. It was almost as if the lights were alive, moving and pounding to the rhythm of the music. For Aaron, this is what he was born to do. He tried to take it in. The joy of performing their song on the WorldVision stage was a dream come true again, and he felt an unbreakable connection to his work. He was becoming overcome with emotion, and a small smile appeared on his face as he pranced around the stage and took in the frenzied atmosphere. This is real, and he was a part of it. He was honoured to be here again and was determined to do MCG proud.

Boom


The lights around the arena stopped abruptly. All we are left with now is a ghostly blue and white spotlight descending from the back of the rigging onto Aaron, casting a ghostly glow on his figure. Aaron is now at the edge of the stage. We have a camera view looking upwards towards him as he crouches down like a predator ready to leap after its prey. Immediately after singing the first line, suddenly, all the lights in the area turn off for a split second, and the audience erupts into cheers and screams. Aaron remains still, his body tense and ready for the chaos that is about to ensue. For the viewers at home, their screens become distorted briefly, immersing them in the same level of chaos and excitement as the audience in the arena.

We cut back to a stage shot now of Aaron, who is still crouching as if trapped in limbo. The stage lights and video projectors fill with a creepy, dim, green hue. The green lights cast a subtle glow across the stage, creating an atmospheric and otherworldly feeling. What was it recently with MCG's edgy and spine-tingling entries? As he sings "Regrets are being drilled into my brain" , he puts his index finger to his head emphasizing the pain of the lyrics. His movements are slow and deliberate as if he is reliving the regret and disdain of the past.

I stayed when I should've just walked away
My body was in limbo as you lead me astray
Regrets are being drilled into my brain
Your false pretences have left me in a deep disdain


As the pre-chorus approaches, the camera begins to pan outwards. The alien like synths build, and Aaron has his back to us now as he walks back and steps onto a small round platform positioned at the centre of the stage. It was a feature that the MCG delegation had kept hidden until now. The dense mist started spreading again across the stage, creating a surreal atmosphere. Aaron positioned himself right in the centre of the platform and faced us once again just as the verse wrapped up.

Mislead by all the optimistic views
Held within the depths of my mind
I gave you more credit than you deserved
I should've seen the truth behind...


The music suddenly became very intense with the ominous synths in the background and the build-up of the drums. Ensuring he was positioned at the centre of the platform, Aarron began to rise up slowly; the camera angle changed to an upward view from the bottom of the pedestal as he rose. The crowd roared with excitement as he ascended higher. As the elevated pedestal reached the full height of five feet, the crowd's cheers turned into screams of excitement. The mist became thicker, and the entire stage was enveloped in a hazy glow. We have a shot from a suspended cam from the ceiling that started spinning slowly around Aaron, capturing his every move and the whole audience surrounding the 360-degree stage. he spun with the camera, his glance remaining on the camera ahead of him.

The build up of the beat was enough to get anyone who wasn't already animated in the crowd bopping their heads along now. Aaron sang the lyrics with a menacing tone, his gaze threatening. His frustration builds up with every passing second as he shows off his incredible rocker vocals. The audience was bathed in ominous white flashes as the beat of the music intensified, and the bass and electric guitars grew louder. The stage was now lit up with several strobe flashes of white light, creating an eerie and surreal atmosphere.

The camera angle now cut to a head-on view of Aaron's upper body as he sang the last line, "I've said my piece." He drops his microphone to his side. The music stopped suddenly, and the only light left was a dim spotlight above Aaron. For a moment, the audience was left in stunned silence. And then, without warning, Aaron breathed out and jumped dramatically into the darkness of the stage below, disappearing off-screen.

All of the poison
All of the hate
All of those faces
You wore to me
Your acts of treason
You call it all fate
You're the fakest one can be
I've said my piece


We have a quick shot from halfway into the audience as the chorus of the song begins, the stage erupting in a blaze of fiery pyrotechnics that lighten up the entire arena. The crowd cheers. The podium begins to descend before we cut to what is easily the most complex and visually stunning camera angles/effects MCG or any country had ever used in the history of the contest. The camera has a handheld appearance and is equipped with a distorted, fish-eye lens that creates a mesmerising visual effect for the viewers at home. Additionally, the camera has a powerful zoom that allows it to capture every detail of the performance.

The camera is positioned at the top of the stage, providing a bird's eye view of the curved stage and focusing intently on Aaron. The lights flash continuously in a deep red colour, covering Aarons's face in red. Aaron spins around while the camera follows the pyrotechnics before immediately returning to him, capturing him singing directly into the lens. As the camera focuses intently on Aaron, his facial expressions are intense and passionate. He seems to be completely immersed in the moment, singing with all his heart and soul. He briefly grabs his hair in true rocker fashion.

His movements become increasingly erratic and energetic as he pumps his free fist into the air. The camera is in constant motion, spinning, swirling, and zooming in and out of its focused point - Aaron's face. The stage is now awash with pyrotechnics, illuminating the audience in a truly stunning spectacle.

The fish-eye lens is so dramatic that, at times, we catch a glimpse of the video projector screens at the top of our view as the camera rapidly zooms in and out. As Aaron sings the line "How could I be so naive?" The camera flies to our left, to the elevated platform where Mattei is playing the drums with abandon amidst the flashing red and green lights and fire. As Aaron approaches the last line of the first part of the chorus, the camera cuts back to him, and he is now positioned in the middle of the stage.

Under a false pretence,
I fell in love, believing every word, I thought our love was true
But now I see the lies, all the games you used to play ay ay
And now I'm just left here wonderin,
How could I be so naive?
I gave you all that I had
But you were just a taker, nev-er glad


The second part of the chorus begins and the camera then draws back at an angle, revealing the curvature of the stage and a portion of the audience behind the stage, while pyrotechnics positioned on Aaron's left and right shoot upwards high into the arena's roof. Aaron now has his head leant back as the stage continues to be blasted by flashing red lights. The camera pans towards the stage floor and back again before moving to your right so we get a glimpse of Curtis and Pinu passionately playing their guitars. Aaron leans forward again as he sings "ay ay". We suddenly have a huge blast of white light from countless spotlights that rain down onto the stage and the audience.

Under a false pretence,
I fell in love, believing every word, I thought our love was true
But now I see the lies, all the games you used to play ay ay
And now I'm just left here wonderin,
How I could be so naive?
I gave you all that I had
But you were just a taker...


The lights around the stage became more chaotic, now flickering and strobing frantically as the terrifying air raid siren sound returned, blaring its haunting melody into the arena. We have a view of Aaron's centre stage. Emmelie appears terrifyingly behind him at the back of the stage, holding a high-pressured C02 spray gun. This time, her hood is up. The way it was angled, she popped up body out so that viewers knew she was approaching before lining back up with Aaron. We cut to a remote head camera now as he begins to approach him; her walk was sinister and menacing. We cut to a facial shot of Aaron as the lights strobed off his face, making him look extremely ominous. Aaron proudly showcased his range of vocals now as he spoke the first few lines before showing off his heavy metal rock scream vocals, which were nothing short of exceptional. In rehearsals, he had had to hold back a bit not to damage his vocal cords, but this time, he didn't hold back; he gave it his all. His blood-curdling scream rang out with the audience's jaws agape at the chaos.

The beat built ready for the drop, and then all hell broke loose as he sang " for cowards like you...". The video projector screens have dropped downwards and displayed an array of crazy psychedelic graphics.(Flashing images warning) Emmelie has the whole camera's attention now as she leans her knees outwards and begins spraying the euphoric crowd with her C02 spray gun, the noise of the spray only heightening the intensity of the song. We then cut to frantic camera shots from almost every angle: close-ups of Aarons thrashing his head behind Emmelie, whole stage shots, shots of Pinu and on bass guitar, Mattei thrashing away on drums, and Curtis playing his electric guitar violently, his hair blowing in the wind machine. Aaron twirled, jumped, and spun around the stage, his every movement in perfect sync with the rhythm of the song. He held the microphone in his right hand and threw his head back in ecstasy.

But, amidst all the frenzy and pandemonium, there was an unexplainable harmony that cut through the atmosphere of the hall. The strobe lights and video graphics, the cheers from the audience, and the deafening sound of the music all fused together into a symphony that was nothing short of brilliant. The entire band knew their roles and executed them with precision. Yes, their movements were chaotic, but it was all planned; every head bop, every wave of their arms, every swing Emmelie took, it was all perfect. Some of the gestures, etc, were improvised, but it worked. The meticulous staging the delegation had planned for weeks, with all its intricacies and minute details, was executed with such precision that it breathed life into the entire staging. It was a feast for the senses and surely would win over the voters watching at home.

All the while, Emmelie chaotically sprays her C02 gun in true rocker fashion; she is having the time of her life. Meanwhile, the psychedelic graphics and strobe lights continue to flash violently and warp behind her, adding to the chaos. Aaron's immaculate rocker styled vocals continued to ring out. His posture was upright and his body was swaying to the rhythm of the music. He was fully immersed in the performance, and his gestures were passionate and enthusiastic. Using his hands, he emphasised the lyrics, and his facial expressions conveyed the emotions of the song. As he hit the high notes, he closed his eyes and tilted his head back, giving it his all to sing/scream. It was clear that he was pouring his heart and soul into the performance. The instrumental finishes with a close up of Aaron screaming out "Argh!" As he does, his voice becomes slightly distorted, and we cut to a a head-on shot of the stage as fire pyros shoot out of the edges of the stage, covering everything in their orange glow and enhancing the edgy staging.

The cameras then quickly captured the frenzied scene from almost every angle again, leaving the viewers breathless and exhilarated. The way Emmelie held herself while spraying the CO2 gun and the way Aaron sang with such passion and intensity, combined with the pulsating lights and the fire pyros, created a performance that was nothing short of electrifying. There was so much going on. The smallest nation in the contest was certainly having the greatest impact on the stage and it was clear as day that MCGBC had probably spent their largest budget yet!

My body was in limbo, you lead me astray
Regrets are being drilled into my brain
Left me in disdain
This is it I am done
This pettiness was just far overdue
I'll move on I always do
There's no empathy for cowards like you...
You!
Yeah!
Cowards like you!
Yeah, yeah, Oh! Oh!
Argh!


Stillness. We cut to a view from a spider cam from above the audience, showing the entire stage. The flashing lights have ceased, the video projectors have stopped, and only a few white spotlights continue to orbit the arena at a slow pace, akin to searchlights. Emmellie has disappeared now, and the other band members remain motionless, hanging their heads. The LCI Water Screen Projection comes to life again, sending jets of misty water around the curvature of the stage in all its beauty. Projected onto the water were abstract patterns and shapes. The lights shine through the water, turning it red and giving it a warm, inviting appearance. The camera remains still, watching the lights dance. As the percussion of the drums plays towards the end of the instrumental, we have a white light synced up with the percussion of the drums. A white light begins to fade inwards as the last chorus approaches from both the back of the stage and video projectors that hang down.

We have a diagonal shot of Mattei on his platform. With great enthusiasm, he introduces the chorus back in with a massive pound of the drums whilst all the lights around the stage flash white violently. The little break from singing had given Aaron a chance to recuperate, ready to belt out the last part of the song. The chorus hit hard, and steam vents around the edges of the stage erupted high into the rafters as we had a pedestal camera shot now, which was fast and zooming towards midstage. Blue spotlights began to strobe and trawl around the arena while the stage was bathed in a mysterious green. Aaron commanded the stage, never staying still; gripping the microphone in his right hand, he gave it all, circling the stage like a predator locked in a small enclosure. We transition to a brief pedestal camera high from the stage left, now looking out into the main audience, before we cut to an onstage camera focusing entirely on Aaron. At times, he would lean forward, reaching out to the audience with his free hand. He gestured with his arms, thrusting them upwards while using his entire body to convey the emotion of the song. His facial expressions were intense, his eyes almost closed in concentration as he poured his heart and soul into the performance.

As the chorus began to end, Aaron's movements became less frenzied. The stage is now engulfed in a mix of flashing neon red and blue hues. We cut to an upper-body shot of Aaron now as he sings the first Under a false pretence, ay ay. Just before the ay ay, he spreads his arms out wide, and the camera cuts to a full-body shot. On the screens behind, like a creepy shadow, was an exact copy of him doing the same stance but mirrored. We have the same shot for the second time. For the third, we cut to a whole stage view that swoops into the stage amongst the chaotic strobe lights. As Aaron wrapped up his performance, he strode confidently backwards towards the central hole in the stage that housed a small part of the audience. He suddenly spun around, singing the last line, and his face was full of regret as he took one last look at the stage camera locked onto him. The moment was tense as he stood at the edge of the stage, his face contorted with fear. The audience was silent, waiting with bated breath. But then, in a sudden turn of events, his expression changed to one of reassurance. He took a deep breath, sang the last "Ay Ay" and with a dramatic flair, he let himself fall backwards into the audience pit. An audible gasp could actually be heard as he disappeared from view. The camera fades to black. To the viewers, it looked as if Aaron was never going to return, and the moment was filled with tension and excitement. However, it was all rehearsed, with Aaron falling safely off-camera.

Under a false pretence,
I fell in love, believing every word, I thought our love was true
But now I see the lies, the games you used to play ay ay
And now I'm left here wonderin,
How could I be so naive?
I gave you all that I had
But you were just a taker, always taking, never glad
Under a false pretence, ay ay
Under a false pretence, ay ay
Under a false pretence, ay ay
Ay Ay Ay Ay


The scene opens with a black screen and slowly fades to reveal Emmelie standing at centre stage with her hood still up. A solitary off-white spotlight illuminates her while the rest of the stage remains dark, and the strobe lights in the crowd come to a halt. Emmelie's vocals echo throughout the arena, her tone distorted and eerie. As the verse progresses, the camera moves closer to her face with a steady motion. Despite the haunting lyrics, her face remains expressionless until a single tear rolls down her cheek for the last line, revealing a hint of emotion. Her distorted mechanical voice fizzles out. She drops her head, and we cut to a view from above that slowly pulls out into the dark depths of the air surrounding the stage. The synths fade out as the camera continues to pull out, and the lone spotlight fades away.

You broke my heart in two
I'll pick up the pieces
I'll start anew
You broke my heart in two
I'll start anew
I always do


The synth faded leaving the crowd in complete silence. The hush was short-lived, as soon as the synth faded away completely, the crowd erupted with a massive cheer. It was a performance that had left them exhilarated and they couldn't contain their excitement. The arena lights switched back on, and Emmelie was greeted by deafening cheers from the audience. Her face lit up with a grateful and warm smile as she bowed to the audience. Her eyes were wet, and she tried to hold back her tears. Aaron appeared from the right of our screens and gave her a hug. The audience cheers continued. He was breathless, and his face was red, but he managed to speak "Thank you, thank you so much," he said modestly before bowing. He put his arm around Emmelie and rubbed her hair playfully, smiling proudly, baring his teeth. The whole band couldn't believe that they had just performed for their country at WorldVision for the second time. It was a moment that meant the world to them. The camera slowly flew around the arena, capturing the excitement of the audience, before cutting to a group of MCGoan fans who were jumping up and down with the MCG flag. The fate of Fanal now rested in the hands of millions of viewers who would decide whether they had done enough for the double...
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Postby South Batoko » Thu Feb 08, 2024 12:16 pm

16. SOUTH BATOKO
WAVES - Алај
Transliteration: WAVES - Alay
Translation: WAVES - Procession
Music: Merya Azizan (Меря Азизан), Enes Azizan (Енес Азизан), Alex Haśtan (Алекс Гаштан), Alya Hajoran (Аля Гажоран), Rowen Ensül (Роўен Енсүл), Tiara Dosan (Тияра Досан)
Lyrics: Merya Azizan (Меря Азизан)

Tune: Miu Sakamoto (坂本美雨) - Waving Flags


THE ARTIST
WAVES is a music group consisting of Merya Azizan (Меря Азизан), Enes Azizan (Енес Азизан), Alex Haśtan (Алекс Гаштан), Alya Hajoran (Аля Гажоран), Rowen Ensül (Роўен Енсүл) and Tiara Dosan (Тияра Досан). The group debuted in 2022 with their first album Into the Water. On April 15, they will release their second album Beach Day, featuring among others their WorldVision Song Алај.

THE PERFORMANCE
As the music starts, the LED lights light up in blue, as do the sails.

[CHORUS 1]
Merya walks forward on the middle catwalk-like section of the stage, the camera moving along in front of her.
Жүрим еч көзе да, ту тамөрен мөя
Ту иж истаж годи алдан
Жүзи ше житин күлиж и увидиж
Қу шедамим, қу шедаминб
Еч қала би боц, көрсетинб то моч
Ко тү кан бас, ко ше кан банб
Жаманен де да, сал өмирєм я
И бүз кеєм еч алај да

Jürim eć köze da, tu tamören möya
Tu ij istaj hodi aldan
Jüzi śe jitin külij i uvidij
Qu śedamim, qu śedaminb
Eć qala bi boc, körsetinb to moć
Ko tü kan bas, ko śe kan banb
Jamanen de da, sal ömiryem ya
I büz keyem eć alay da

I walk on this path, like my ancestors
Like they did years ago
All the faces of the people smile and see
How I persevere, how we persevere
Through this city of ours, we show that might
That you can have, that we all can have
Even in the worst times, I will go and live
And so I will go on this procession


[VERSE]
Merya turns around 90°, after which she waves into the distance.
Жел жөлөґ ечеликан үрит дене
Күн жүз мөя да, прєветим сведа


The camera moves rapidly to Enes, who waves back while holding a small cup in his other hand before taking a small sip from it.
Барич каферан қолбүлит јөз терез
Латте мүзил киш баяўо ичда


The camera moves once again to Alex and Alya throwing a teddy bear to each other.
Калин ко иґратит цам аюк лөя
Бениґратит сен инили тоже


Once again, the camera switches to Rowen and Tiara, sitting together on the stage. Rowen lip-syncs the quoted words as Merya sings them.
Бал и шал лөя түриж бирґе
Шал дөнит и екґоворит: « Есте:
Телик ван бүдєс ту я чан
Ше ко өмир досит, я бөдосам
Биқ хон небентоқим то сен ми та
Харџот өмир киш ко тоден тожир бам »


The camera finally goes back to Merya, standing in what seems to be deep thought. During the last few line, the camera zooms out into an aerial shot.
И турал то сөзи я өланам
Табам ко ту я єм өмир да
И цам күлик жан жүз мөя да
Я шедамам
Жүршү и кеѕесшү

Jel jölög ećelikan ürit dene
Kün jüz möya da, pryevetim sveda
Barić kaferan qolbülit yöz terez
Latte müzil kiś bayawo ićda
Kalin ko igratit cam ayuk löya
Benigratit sen inili toje
Bal i śal löya türij birge
Śal dönit i ekgovorit: “Este:
Telik van büdyes tu ya ćan
Śe ko ömir dosit, ya bödosam
Biq xon nebentoqim to sen mi ta
Xarđot ömir kiś ko toden tojir bam”
I tural to sözi ya ölanam
Tabam ko tu ya yem ömir da
I cam külik jan jüz möya da
Ya śedamam
Jürśü i keżesśü

The warm wind of today hits my body
The sun in my face, I greet the world
A café owner waves out the window
While slowly drinking a small iced latte
A girl who is playing with her stuffed bear
Makes her younger brothers play too
A child and his elder sit together
The elder turns and starts to say: “Listen:
Someday you will be like me right now
All that which life gives, I have been given
But I try not to make that stop me because
It would waste the small life i still have until then”
And about those words I thought
I discovered that I am like that in life
And with a new smile on my face
I continued
Walking and meeting


For the last two steel drum hits, the camera shows Enes playing one placed next to him just out of shot from his part of the verse.

[CHORUS 2]
The camera moves back to Merya, back on the middle catwalk section, once again walking with the camera in front of her. This time, quickly drawn images of various regular people walking along are projected onto the water elements of the stage.
Жүрим еч көзе да, ту тамөрен мөя
Ту иж истаж годи алдан
Увидим жити, бенбилиж сен ми:
Шедамєм, шедамєнб
Еч қала би боц, көрсетинб то моч
Ко тү кан бас, ко ше кан банб
Жаманен де да, сал өмирєм я
И бүз кеєм еч алај да

Jürim eć köze da, tu tamören möya
Tu ij istaj hodi aldan
Uvidim jiti, benbilij sen mi:
Śedamyem, śedamyenb
Eć qala bi boc, körsetinb to moć
Ko tü kan bas, ko śe kan banb
Jamanen de da, sal ömiryem ya
I büz keyem eć alay da

I walk on this path, like my ancestors
Like they did years ago
I see the people, they make me know:
I will persevere, we will persevere
Through this city of ours, we show that might
That you can have, that we all can have
Even in the worst times, I will go and live
And so I will go on this procession


[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
Merya stops and looks around, changing direction every bar. When the steel drums comes in, she also starts motioning as if she's playing along. After two bars of steel drums, the camera moves to Enes also playing along.
Once the steel drum section is over, the camera moves back to Merya, beckoning Enes. The camera then moves back to Enes, running over to Merya. She then does the same towards Alex and Alya, then Rowen and Tiara, all four also running over to her.

[CHORUS 3]
The six of them stand in the middle of the catwalk.
Жүрим еч көзе да, ту тамөрен мөя
Ту иж истаж то деф да
Увидим жити, бенбилиж сен ми:
Шедамєм, шедамєнб
Еч қала би боц, көрсетинб то моч
Ко тү кан бас, ко ше кан банб
Жаманен де да, сал өмирєм я
И бүз кеєм еч алај да

Jürim eć köze da, tu tamören möya
Tu ij istaj to def da
Uvidim jiti, benbilij sen mi:
Śedamyem, śedamyenb
Eć qala bi boc, körsetinb to moć
Ko tü kan bas, ko śe kan banb
Jamanen de da, sal ömiryem ya
I büz keyem eć alay da

I walk on this path, like my ancestors
Like they did that time
I see the people, they make me know:
I will persevere, we will persevere
Through this city of ours, we show that might
That you can have, that we all can have
Even in the worst times, I will go and live
And so I will go on this procession


[BREAK]
They start to walk again, the drawn figures reappearing on the water projections.
Ла-ла-ла-ла-да, да-на-ла-ла-ла
Ла-ла-да, да-на-ла
Ла-ла-ла-ла-да, да-на-ла-ла-ла
Ла-ла-да, да-на-ла

La-la-la-la-da, da-na-la-la-la
La-la-da, da-na-la
La-la-la-la-da, da-na-la-la-la
La-la-da, da-na-la

La-la-la-la-da, da-na-la-la-la
La-la-da, da-na-la
La-la-la-la-da, da-na-la-la-la
La-la-da, da-na-la


[CHORUS 4]
The camera circles around the group, Merya also moving her shoulders in time to the music. The drawn figures grow in number, also walking along, dancing and waving various flags.
Еч қала би боц, көрсетинб то моч
Ко тү кан бас, ко ше кан банб
Жаманен де да, сал өмирєм я
И бүз кеєм еч алај да

Eć qala bi boc, körsetinb to moć
Ko tü kan bas, ko śe kan banb
Jamanen de da, sal ömiryem ya
I büz keyem eć alay da

Through this city of ours, we show that might
That you can have, that we all can have
Even in the worst times, I will go and live
And so I will go on this procession


The audience cheers and claps. Merya waves to them and says "Gracias! Thank you all!".
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Postby Axuva » Thu Feb 08, 2024 12:22 pm

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#8 Axuva
Millenium Tiger - "DEMO 562"
Music: Millenium Tiger Lyrics: Kyubok Lee



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Millenium Tiger was formed in 1998 by a group of friends and two siblings who shared a passion for music. The group initially consisted of three members: Sibling duo Anton “Mayday” Cho and Anatalya & Jinnu. The name "Millenium Tiger" was coined by Mayday in honor of the Chinese Zodiac year of the Tiger and the turn of the millennium. They chose this name to symbolize their ambition and determination to make an impact in the music industry.

In 2004, Millenium Tigers journey began when they approached Promenade Entertainment, hoping to kick-start their music careers. However, due to their young age and perceived immaturity, Promenade Entertainment deemed them "too immature" to enter the industry. At the time, they were only 16 years old. Unfortunately, they were never signed by the label. Undeterred, they continued to work on their skills and seek opportunities to showcase their talent.
The following year, in May 2005, Millenium Tiger auditioned for Geyang Records, another leading entertainment label. Despite facing competition from other aspiring artists, the CEO, Erik Lim, recognized their potential and signed them to the label.

As part of their contract, Millenium Tiger underwent training and development under Geyang Records. They worked on refining their musical abilities and stage presence, preparing for their debut in the music industry, In the process of debuting with Geyang Records in 2006, a new member named Kyubok Lee and Minjeong was added to the group. Kyubok brought his talents as a drummer, producer, and vocalist, contributing to the band's evolving musical style. Finally, on June 4th, 2006, Millenium Tiger made their official debut with Geyang Records, releasing their first album titled "Animation" The album showcased their unique blend of rock, pop rock, and other rock fusions, establishing them as a versatile and dynamic musical group.

Over the years, Millenium Tiger released a total of nine albums, exploring different musical styles and experimenting with their sound. They gained recognition both domestically and internationally, building a dedicated fanbase and earning critical acclaim for their music. In 2013, Millenium Tiger achieved worldwide recognition with their viral hit song "Breathe," which showcased their wild dynamic rock-theatrical fusion concept. The success of the song propelled them to new heights, expanding their fanbase to Europe and North America.

Despite their success, Millenium Tiger faced challenges within the music industry. In 2014, a new CEO took over Geyang Records, bringing a change in management and direction for the group. The members felt that the new vision conflicted with their creative aspirations, leading to tensions and disagreements. Ultimately, in 2014, Millenium Tiger decided to take a hiatus from the music industry, refusing to work under the new management at Geyang Records. They filed a lawsuit against the label, citing violations of their contract and unfair treatment.

During their hiatus, some members pursued solo projects, while Anatalya began laying the groundwork for her own music label, CHRYSANTHEMUM LODGE. Despite the challenges they faced, Millenium Tiger remained determined to return to the music scene. In 2015, Anatalya launched CHRYSANTHEMUM LODGE, laying the foundation for Millenium Tiger's future endeavors. The group promised to reunite and make a comeback under CHRYSANTHEMUM LODGE in 2016, marking their 10th anniversary as a band.

True to their word, Millenium Tiger officially reunited in 2016, ready to embark on a new chapter in their musical journey. With their unwavering passion and dedication, they continue to captivate audiences with their electrifying performances and innovative music. This comprehensive backstory highlights the journey of Millenium Tiger, from their humble beginnings to their rise to fame and eventual hiatus. Through perseverance and determination, they have cemented their legacy as one of Axuva's most iconic musical acts.

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"DEMO 562" is an alternative dance indie/soul song with a fascinating backstory. The song was conceived spontaneously by member Kyubok, who never intended it to be released. Despite its origins as an impromptu creation, the song quickly gained recognition within the group and became a favorite among the members. What sets "DEMO 562" apart is its unconventional journey to fruition. Originally untitled and conceived as a demo, the song was recorded without any official plans for release. Its title, "DEMO 562," reflects its status as one of many demo tracks created by the group, with each demo assigned a unique number for cataloging purposes.

They couldn't bother to give the song a name initially, considering it a special demo. However, as Millenium Tiger secured the opportunity to represent Axuva at the 112nd Worldvision Song Contest in Puerto Ámbar, Achean Republic, they recognized the potential of "DEMO 562" and decided it was the perfect song to represent Axuva with. Despite its status as a demo, the song was well-received within the group, and they chose to keep its original title. Kyubok Lee had already recorded the demo for the song, and with Anatalya as the lead vocalist and Millenium Tiger providing backing vocals, the song was remade for the Worldvision Song Contest.

Musically, "DEMO 562" boasts a captivating drum line and a laid-back groove that sets a relaxed atmosphere. Anatalya's lead vocals bring a new dimension to the song, infusing it with energy and emotion, while the band members' backing vocals add depth to the overall sound. Lyrically, "DEMO 562" explores the nature of modern relationships, particularly in the context of a spontaneous encounter during a night out. The protagonist finds themselves drawn to someone they meet, but their intentions are clear: they seek only a fleeting connection and have no desire for a long-term commitment.

At its core, "DEMO 562" explores the dynamics of modern-day hookup culture and the complexities of casual relationships. The easygoing chorus underscores the carefree nature of a night out, where meeting someone new ignites an instant connection. However, the lyrics delve deeper into the internal conflict of catching feelings for someone while wanting to keep things light and unattached.
Described by one music critic as an "anthem for aromantics," "DEMO 562" resonates with those who navigate the life of contemporary dating and relationships. It captures the essence of fleeting connections and the desire to enjoy the moment without the pressure of commitment, making it a song many can relate to.

Despite being written three years ago, "DEMO 562" has stood the test of time, retaining its relevance and appeal. Millenium Tiger added instrumental production aspects to the song, further enhancing its dynamic sound and adding layers of complexity. With its infectious rhythm, relatable lyrics, and simple but yet intriguing backstory, "DEMO 562" has left a lasting impression on listeners, earning its place as a standout track in the group's discography, and a perfect song to represent Axuva with for it’s comeback to the Worldvision Song Contest in Puerto Ambar.


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Millenium Tiger's performance of "DEMO 562" at the 112nd Worldvision Song Contest is a mesmerizing showcase of artistic expression and musical talent. The performance was meticulously choreographed, with intricate dance routines and seamless transitions that added visual depth and complexity to the stage.

The stage was adorned with an array of lighting effects, with mild white retro lighting casting an ethereal glow over the performers. The lighting design complemented the mood of the song, enhancing its dreamy and nostalgic atmosphere. In addition to the members of Millenium Tiger, the performance featured a troupe of talented dancers who brought the song to life with their graceful movements and expressive choreography. The dancers added an extra layer of visual interest to the performance, further immersing the audience in the music and storytelling.
The dress code for the performance was inspired by 70s era attire, with the members of Millenium Tiger and the dancers sporting retro-inspired costumes that added to the overall aesthetic and ambiance of the performance.

Multiple camera angles were employed to capture the performance from various perspectives, allowing viewers to experience the energy and excitement of the live performance from different vantage points. The dynamic camerawork enhanced the viewing experience, providing a sense of immediacy and immersion for audiences watching the broadcast.Throughout the performance, the band members seamlessly blend their instrumental prowess with the energetic choreography of the accompanying dancers. Anatalya's commanding stage presence and powerful vocals drive the performance forward, while Millenium Tiger's backing vocals provide a rich harmonic backdrop. The choreography, performed by a team of skilled dancers, enhances the visual impact of the performance, with intricate movements and synchronized routines captivating the audience.

As the song progresses, each member of Millenium Tiger shines in their respective roles, showcasing their musical talents and stage presence. Mayday's soulful guitar riffs complement Anatalya's vocals, while Jinnu's drumming adds intensity to the rhythm section. Kyubok's keyboard piano flourishes add melodic complexity, while Minjeong's bass lines anchor the band's sound with precision and groove.
The performance reaches its climax as Anatalya leads the dancers in a captivating routine, with Millenium Tiger providing a solid musical foundation. The seamless integration of live instrumentation and choreography creates a dynamic and visually stunning spectacle that leaves a lasting impression on the audience.
Overall, Millenium Tiger's performance of "DEMO 562" is a captivating blend of music, dance, and visual artistry. It showcased the group's creativity, versatility, and stage presence, leaving a lasting impression on audiences and earning them accolades for their artistic vision and musical talent.




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The performance starts with three female dancers dancing to the beat of the song energetically in 1970s style attire as Anatalya starts to sing on the first verse and Millenium Tiger starts to play their respective instruments, as they dance across the stage, multiple camera angles are provided as they are moving all across the stage in different directions.

I feel the groove through the bass line
You can see it moving through my waist line
Yeah we don’t got nothing but time
Now I aint dancing on my own now
I’m here and ready to get down
But we aint on the same page, how?
You should know I just wanna dance now
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ohh how did you?-


As the chorus is reached, the Millenium Tiger comes in as backing vocals and they all sing together. The dancers strut slowly to the beat walking back to the center of the stage, and then as they are dancing, a person with a clapperboard walks up, closing the clapper board and instantly going out of frame and people are shown walking past holding paintings as they transition into the next verse.

Oh, this is all I want (No I don’t love you)
Don’t give me all your love
Feel the rhythm beat and flow
How did you, oh


(Ooh, oh, oh-oh)
(Ooh, oh, oh-oh)
(Ooh, oh, oh-oh)
(Ooh, oh, oh-oh)


As they are transitioning into the next verse, 3 new dancers come into frame after the transition, dancing to the beat energetically as the last set of dancers and in the middle of their dancing, a female dancer walks into frame walking onto the other side of the stage as a camera follows her as she walks up to a set of 3 dancers making it four, and they dance to the beat on that side of the stage, joining the other set of 3 dancers and they walk infront of the LED wall as it is showing city landscapes.

I feel the groove through the bass line
You can see it moving through my waist line
Yeah we don’t got nothing but time
Now I aint dancing on my own now
I’m here and ready to get down
But we aint on the same page, how?
You should know I just wanna dance now
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ohh how did you?-


As they reach the chorus again and they all dance to the center stage, other dancers on the stage would join them and they all energetically danced as Millenium Tiger continued playing.

Oh, this is all I want (No I don’t love you)
Don’t give me all your love
Feel the rhythm beat and flow
How did you, oh


As they reached the bridge, Antalya would walk away from the band stand, walking infront of all of the female dancers as they lined up in a single file line on the side of the stage showing off her shimmery black outfit, as she stopped walking, a male dance would run up behind Anatalya.

Ooh, I just want
I just want
Ooh, I just want
I just want
I just want
Ooh


As he runs up behind her, more male dancers would run up beside her as she entered the main stage, cheers would emerge from the audience and she would walk infront of the dancers while singing and Millenium Tiger continued to play and provide backing vocals, she lead the men walking backwards as they dance infront of her and the female dancers on the side continued to dance in a single fine line while the male dancers followed antalya.

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Oh, this is all I want (No I don’t love you)
Don’t give me all your love
Feel the rhythm beat and flow
How did you, oh


The performance ensued as Anatalya walked they all continued to dance and follow antalya. And the female dancers danced in a single file line as Millenium Tiger continued to sing.

Ooh, I just want
I just want
Ooh, I just want
I just want
I just want


Anatalya continued to sing as the male dancers walk away except one of the dancers, she sings and stares him in the eyes then walks away from him as Millenium Tiger continues to sing.

Oh, this is all I want (No I don’t love you)
Don’t give me all your love
Feel the rhythm beat and flow
How did you, oh
Oh, this is all I want (I just want)
Don’t give me all your love (I just want, ooh)
Feel the rhythm beat and flow (I just want, I just want)
How did you, oh


As she walked away from them the camera pans to the entire set of dancers on the stage and they were all frozen like statues, and Anatalya walks around them as Millenium Tiger continues to sing together, ending the song.

Oh, this is all I want (No I don’t love you)
Don’t give me all your love
Feel the rhythm beat and flow
How did you, oh


As they are ending the song, Antalya continues to walk and then she walks in the middle of the frozen dancers and she continues to sing along with Millennium Tiger, and she stares the male dancer in the eyes from earlier, and he walks away from the center stage, disappearing as Anatalya poses along with the frozen dancers as the song ended.
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pt 1 of the Hakushiyan commentary roll [WIP]

Postby Hakushiya » Thu Feb 08, 2024 11:13 pm

PART I of the FBS'S COMMENTARY for WORLDVISION 112
Provided via XDS-quality* satellite audio from the respective headquarters of the 5 Hakushiyan broadcasting unions

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INTRO + OPENING ACT


PARADE OF NATIONS
*we can see the opening act transition into the Parade of Nations tune*
Jolin: And now we’ve gotten to the Parade of Nations with a tune produced by DJ Alanna and… who was the other DJ again?
Kiara: Scaramucho.
Jolin: Ah yes… I played that game where the wind blew anywhere the other day, and guess what? I ended up getting a wandering puppet with that name by chance.
Kiara: I know that… :P
(OOC note: expect this to be further updated once the Parade of Nations bit’s complete even though I know I’ll need to ask for permission before making big changes to my RP stuff once the entry deadline’s passed)
*we can see the Parade of Nations transition to the Vartugian postcard*


#001: VARTUGIA
(OOC note: expect most - if not all - of the commentators to find this nation's entry rather tacky)


#002: HAKUSHIYA
*we can see this nation’s postcard transition to the first few seconds of its entry, which uses an energetic tune and is about discovering one’s true self*
Kiara: So this is our first time seeing the real Ravine onstage without a mask, right?
Jolin: Yeah, and from what I can recall, they got pretty close to getting the winner’s crown on that show as well.
Kiara: Looks like they’re destined to give our federation a good first impression on the multiversal stage - I mean, I wouldn’t exactly call it the most glorious, but at least I’m thankful to the feds and state governments for allocating a lot of their annual budgets to universal healthcare and welfare - without it, I wouldn’t’ve stayed here just to receive the stem cell transplant that’s allowed me to live outside a bubble beyond the age of 12.
Jolin: Well, well… :)
*there is a pause in the commentators’ talk until the song’s dance break*
Yena: Honestly, I’m glad Ravine’s staying true to themselves, no longer being under the veritophobic forces of inceldom that plagued their pre-imprisonment career.
Kiara: Me too. Unfortunately, I’ve still seen that loud minority try to infiltrate the lives of myself and other people in my circle, so it feels like the inceldom’s some sort of underground society that you’ll have to either fight with or flee from.
Yena: One line for everyone watching this show: if somebody’s claims about being an alpha or beta sound too good to be true, then they almost certainly are.
Diego: Right… I was part of a local touch rugby team during my college years for a short while - and knowing how bad the manospheric machine of nowadays wants all men to bow down to a quote-unquote “alpha”, y’all could just imagine it being more deep-rooted back then, and that was what led to me establishing my own anti-inceldom foundation for sportsmen a while later.
Yena: Relatable for me. :roll:
*there is another pause in the commentators’ talk until Ravine sings the last line of their song*
Jolin: That was certainly an authentic performance for the world to remember, right? :blush:
* we can see the end of this entry transition into Furballland’s postcard*


#003: FURBALLLAND
*we can see this nation’s postcard transition to the first few seconds of its entry, which uses a city pop tune and is about estranged lovers*
J.F.: Anyone remember when teenagers and kids would listen to songs like this?
Jolin: That was, like, three to four decades ago, when I was just a kid…
Diego: Same here.
*there is a pause in the commentators’ talk until Gretvak sings the line “please come sit under the tree…”*
Kiara: So… can anyone even imagine sitting along a tree with a long-lost other like she’s doing right now?
Jolin: Maybe… if I do think so myself. Like, I still remember that part of a game - not the one with the wandering puppet I talked about earlier - where a certain forest spirit can buy shards as it explores an open world.
Kiara: Just like Scaramucho the puppet…
Jolin: Gotchu. :blush:
*there is another pause in the commentators’ talk until the instrumental break of Gretvak’s song*
J.F.: Who wants to dance along the beat now?
*there is some whistling to the music in the instrumental break as all the commentators dance offscreen, followed by another pause in the commentators’ talk until the end of the song's near*
J.F. and Diego: What an awesomely authentic work! :clap:
*there is a short pause*
Kiara: Y'know what? I feel like Gretvak deserves the same kinda sympathy as Ravine before her after having gone through such a dark past. :hug:
Yena: Pretty sure I can agree on that.
J.F.: Me too.
Jolin: Ditto.
Diego: Same here.
*we can see the end of this entry transition into Brodhavan’s postcard*


#004: BRODHAVAN


#005: CRUSTYLAND
(OOC note: ditto from the one on Vartugia)


#006: BEEPEE
(OOC note: expect some callbacks to the "living color" slogans from the 50s/60s here)


#007: TERRA ZEALANDIA


#008: WAISNOR


#009: MOTHER CUPCAKKE
(OOC note: expect the Gen Y/Z commentators to make some not-too-explicit puns using IRL rapper Cupcakke’s lyrics here)


#010: KINQUEVEN


#011: MISSUS X
(OOC note: expect the Gen Y/Z commentators to sing the “yah-hee-yah-hee” parts out loud here)


*OOC note: from what I've heard XDS has been the newest-gen satellite subcarrier audio format since the early 2010s so ;)
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Nihilitia
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Founded: Dec 14, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Nihilitia » Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:32 am

19 ♡ NIHILITIA
"Heart II" by Ahmiya
Music ♡ Keela Makehba, Ronan Childs
Lyrics ♡ Keela Makehba, Ronan Childs, Ahmiya

~♡~

"Close To You" - Rihanna


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The cover art of the single "Heart II", by Ahmiya. The single is also Nihilitia's entry in the 112th WorldVision Song Contest in Puerto Ámbar, Achaean Republic.


Hope you don't notice the miles between us
So that when I go it won't affect you
Not that it's your fault but, my heart cannot keep going on
On and on
Didn't mean for this to happen
Didn't even know 'till I stopped breathing
Deep under all these feelings
I can't live drowning in you
Because I love you
I love you
And I know it will hurt you
But it hurts me too
But I do not have the heart to
Heart to let you know

Keeping my peace isn't easy
Pretending that nothing's different
I know I'm being selfish, but my heart needs protecting
From the wounds I've got
Now your life is just beginning
I'm at square one, need my own remission
I need to move on from you
But you make it so hard to
Because I love you
I love you
And I know it will hurt you
But it hurts me too
But I do not have the heart to say
I love you
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Ugunnustan » Fri Feb 09, 2024 2:50 pm

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❁Ugunnustan❁

❁Azia Xhoroev❁

❁Daisy chains❁

❁Lyrics by❁
❁Azia Xhoroev
Amber Valentine❁

❁Music by❁
❁Azia Xhoroev❁

Tune

❁Album Cover❁

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Hatred is one of the worst emotions. Not only for the things it makes people do, but for the sheer power it holds over those very same people. I seem to find myself in those situations more than the average person should; maybe I’m genetically predisposed to find myself in those situations, whether it being the one dishing out the hatred, or being on the receiving end. At least that's how it felt in many of my past relationships. It would be hard to convince young Azia, say 26, that love does exist after you wade through the trenches of options. It's always easy to tell someone “Oh there’s plenty of fish in the sea” but that won't change the feeling you get; The pit, deep in your stomach you feel your fish slip through the tips of your fingers. I like to think I responded in measure, or as measured you could be at an age where your brain isn’t fully developed, but thinking back. No I wasn’t.

It’s easier to think about the writing process from that frame of mind. At 21 I went out with this guy. It felt like the movies. Someone I had noticed in a coffee shop, the buzz of chatter and scraping of forks against tables serving as perfect ambience as we chatted and chatted into the night. It started with me, as usual, distracted. The details on especially what I was day-dreaming about aren’t the most relevant nor the most clear in my mind, so there is no point going into vivid detail about that. The rest however.. I had my cup of coffee in my hand, perched gingerly on my little finger. (Because those cups they give you at these places are never big enough to hold normally) I had made quite astounding progress I can tell you, dodging and weaving my way through the crowds like some sort of ninja, well a pretty poor ninja considering I was wearing a bright blue knitted jumper and jeans, but I assure you that my movements would’ve caught the attention of the greats. That was of course until I walked directly into someone. I spilled coffee all down the front of his white hoodie, because of course it had to white didn’t it? I apologised profusely to him. I was almost to the point of a panic attack when he sat me down, he told me not to worry, and asked if he could buy me a replacement. (He also took the hoodie off so he just had his t-shirt on and that was when I almost fainted.) I really thought stuff like that only happened in the movies (And in Tobu’s background roleplay) I meet a cute guy in a coffee shop, and start chatting by sheer coincidence, but the sad thing about coincidences is that often they turn out to be too good to be true.

I went out with him for a long time, probably too long if I can be frank, those of you who are astute and reading this have probably figured out that 1: There are a slew of grammatical errors, and 2: I went out with him for 5 years. The fresh warm buzz of a new relationship at the start was hard to ignore, my stomach twisted itself into heart shaped knots every time I saw his face, we’d go out to all sorts of places; eat dinners at fancy restaurants and go clubbing until the early hours of the morning, trudging back to our flats. The bliss at the start of the relationship quickly began to die down as the year progressed. Making it through the final few felt like that walk back from the club all over again, as he became distant and quiet, he’d hide his phone when I came along. As I had to learn the hard way, sometimes fairy tales are just fairy tales because they wouldn’t come true without a miracle. But I held on through with him, he made so many promises to me, after a massive argument or blow up, he’d make it up to me, we’d go out somewhere nice and he would treat me like the queen he did at the start of the relationship, but out of all of them there is one that I always held on to. It was the silliest, the smallest one, even in the midst of all of the promises of luxury and grandeur, the one I held closest to my heart was making daisy chains together. I locked it up in one of those little engraved locks you find on the side of a bridge, and held it close to me. It was small; achievable, and a strong part of me wanted to hold out the hope that the day would come where we would make daisy chains.

That day didn’t come. Even after all the time I spent convincing myself that it would come, it didn’t. I held on to the sinking ship for way too long, and when I finally let go I felt more free than ever as the cold water rushed over my head. Can I finish with this metaphor now? Thanks. All of this over the top exaggerated language really isn’t doing it for me. But now you’re up to speed on why I wrote the song, but how did I write the song? Shockingly: it’s a lot easier than you expect. When I found myself deep in the eye of another sleepless night, I felt the urge to do something creative. I’d written tons of music before of course, all bubbling just under mainstream, but saying out just enough to remain a ‘Indie fave’ or whatever they like to call that now-a-days,I really wanted to write this new song and I thought it would just be a quick easy creative endeavour. I always would have loved an excuse to write the song, just get it off my chest, find some closure. And even if I just sold it off to someone, and never had to see it again; just say that I had done it, I think I’d be content with that. But as the words spilled out of me onto the page I realised that this whole song was something more, something raw that I had been holding on to for years, locked in that padlock on the bridge, as I wrote and wrote, I realised I couldn’t just give this song away, I got a good friend of mine on the track; Amber Valentine, she hails from mother cupcakke, and is an incredibly talented songwriter, she helped me out with some lyrics; this song meant so much to me, but there was no way I could give it away. So I didn’t. Honestly some of these girls in these background RP sections make it seem like such a difficult choice to just not give away a song, like that Qalima bitch. You know she spent her post-victory tour in Malta Comino Gozo prancing around with their entrant? I’m sure she’s got some secret romance going on there. Disgusting. Needless ranting aside that really is it, there isn’t much more of a song and dance to it. It was a heartbreaking song, it represents the worst time in my life, and now; it’s going to represent the best.


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Azia Xhoroev is a 30 year old Ugunnustani singer born in Uqor, Ugunnustan and grew up there, before moving to Şükoyyü (The capital) at the age of 19. She is the oldest ever entrant from Ugunnustan (Even if she doesn’t like you mentioning it!) having been born on the 3rd of November 1993. She is a well entrenched music artist in Ugunnustan, having been writing for 9 years, but has always dodged the limelight, having mostly stayed out of the mainstream. This is excluding her single çokx gözəl bir şak (A love so beautiful). which went viral for a short while on Ugunnustani tiktok, and managed to peak at number 4 before falling off the charts, From this she was labelled as somewhat of a one-hit wonder. This was until her single, Daisy chains. Following its selection as the Ugunnustani representative it rocketed up to the top spot on the charts, currently having held on for 3 weeks, firmly cementing itself as a hit, and removing Azia from the all too long list of One hit wonders a list in which she was unfortunately joined by Amina Eysova. (Anyone remember her from Worldvision 110? Well the charts don’t, and neither does her label…)

Interview

Open a small bright room. A room well know to any Ugunnustani consumer of Worldvision, it is of course the Şükoyyü Yayın Şirketi’s Breakfast show’s main interview room, their first major interview for WorldVision was done during 110 with Amina, where she discussed her song: and ever since then they have consistently updated the nation with Worldvision news, Naturally, this means that they’ve already got the set primed and ready to interview Ugunnustans 112 entrant: Azia Xhoroev. The set remains unchanged. Two pale blue sofas sit either side, The left sofa has a large grey blanket, and an assortment of decorative pillows sprawled across it, in the centre sits two figures, Surek Nurgitev, who is sitting on the left has short brown hair, parted messily through the centre, and has grown a short stubble since we last saw him. Today he is wearing a Green…? Suit Slightly ghastly fashion choice but we won't judge him for it. (too much).He’s paired it with a plain black dress shirt, with the top button undone, and no tie. to his left is a second figure,Zaida Ayaneva, her long blonde hair done ruffled into a stream of curls reminiscent of Qalima’s from Last year (The timelines between each Worldvision isn’t exactly clear) .She is wearing a long off the shoulder dress, a brilliant navy blue with a glittery centre and a heart shaped corset in the middle. With lines almost as sharp as the cat's eye eyeliner that snakes across her face. On the right sofa we find a similar sight, the blanket disregarded messily on the sofa is a deep red,Azia is sprawled out across the blanket, she has clearly made herself comfortable. Her brown hair is drawn into a tall ponytail at the back of her head, although it is slightly loose and falling out at the edges. She wears long flared blue jeans that are so ripped you’d be shocked that they stay together, and an oversized white band tee. She has a relatively natural makeup look on, with a pale pink lip and subtle sheen around her eyes giving her that subtle lift she needs having been awake for hours on this press tour, she wears a large smile as Surek begins to speak.

Surek Nurgitev- Good morning Ugunnustan! This is Surek Nurgitev with Şükoyyü Yayın Şirketi’s Breakfast show! Here I’am with the most special guest of all! You know her, you love her, or maybe you hate her, This is Zaida Ayaneva!

Zaida Ayaneva- Thanks Surek, But I doubt anyone could hate me. I’m serving LOOKS today and you know it.

Surek Nurgitev- The only look here being served is me.

Zaida Ayaneva- In that green suit? I doubt it. Can I get along with my thing now?

Surek Nurgitev- Ok.

Zaida Ayaneva- Today we are joined by a special guest! The one, the only Zai.. I mean Azia! Wooo!

Azia Xhoroev- Woooo!

Surek Nurgitev- Great to see you Azia!

Zaida Ayaneva- It is, how are you feeling this morning?

Azia Xhoroev- Buzzing! Honestly I’m shocked I’m here, thought I’d be condemned to the bottom of the chart forever.

Zaida Ayaneva- Well this isn’t exactly a chart but I get where you are coming from haha!

Surek Nurgitev- Talking of charts, I’d like to talk a little about your entry, Daisy chains, was It hard to write?

Azia Xhoroev- Oh emotionally, sure, but once I got past the initial barrier i’d built up to stop myself from talking about those years in my life, I found it so much easier to just write, the words just feel out of me on to the page, it was brilliant.

b]Zaida Ayaneva-[/b] But can you really make daisy chains? Can you teach us?

Azia Xhoroev- No I can’t! I wish I could, maybe I’ll come back some day and you can teach me!

Surek Nurgitev- I’ll have you know I already know how to make daisy chains, one thing I don’t know is, what is going on between you and Amina Eysova, I heard something had happened there!

Azia Xhoroev- Oh don’t get me started. It was honestly so scary, some of our fans pitted us against each other after I had won the selection. I don’t know how we could be compared but whatever. Anyway, me and Amina are fine with each other, we still talk now and again, but she’s taking a bit of a break from music now.

Zaida Ayaneva- One last question then we will let you get back to your undoubtedly Busy schedule. What does the song Daisy chains mean?

Azia Xhoroev- Oh that’s a tough one! In general I think it could be for anyone. It’s a song about missing smaller things after the end of a relationship, but ultimately feeling better for it, even if that loss still stung. But to me, it’s a deeply personal song, a way to find some closure after such a tough relationship, find a space to clear my head and take a breather, and finally let go a part of me I’ve held back for years.

It’s also got a hidden meaning, for those of you who are a bit of a nerd like I am! I love floriology, the idea that flowers have a meaning, Daisies, represent this idea of innocence and true love, which is obviously a bit contrasting to the song's message but i’m sure you will get that significance when you watch the performance!

Surek Nurgitev- That was beautiful, and I’ve got a brilliant way to end it, Azia?

Azia Xhoroev- Wanted to learn how to make daisy chains? Well my song won’t teach you how, but it might give you that push to learn, this is daisy chains!


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Puerto Ámbar, Was quite close to Azia’s home in Şükoyyü. Obviously there were differences; The brightly coloured houses that lined the streets offered a welcome respite from the cold grey apartment blocks that did the same back home, however one thing that wasn’t so welcome was the oppressive wave of humidity coming in from the atlantic. Sure Azia was accustomed to the balmy high temperatures living in Ugunnustan, but this oppressive mix of humidity and heat is something that she isn’t used to, something you will only find in Ous back home, a city Azia is glad she’s never been to, even while it hosted WorldVision back in 110.

Hailing from Uqor, a city just at the foot of the mountains, of course the first thing Azia had to do was climb Pico Altador. She came relatively unprepared, she didn’t expect the mountain to be so high and the climb so gruelling, so her tights and white crop top didn’t exactly prove to be the best climbing outfit, something she noticed when her knee-length boots kept sliding off the rocks on the ascent (Even if the locals complimented her style). Despite the difficulty she had climbing up she eventually found her way to the viewing deck placed at the top, and what a beautiful view it was, you could see for miles, and Azia just wanted to stop and look. She did for a while actually. It was a nice peaceful place to collect her thoughts, she thought about how she had her first rehearsal tomorrow, that mix of fear and excitement that make her stomach twist and valley just like the mountains before her, though the difference was that these mountains had the ability to wash away those stresses at the sight of their brilliant orange and purple sky, as the sun slowly dipped behind the peaks.

She didn’t intend to spend all of yesterday at Pico Altador, but things just happen like that: so she was on a bit of a tight schedule today. Her rehearsal was in an hour but she of course wanted to get [i[]something[/i] done before she got whisked back into the life of cameras and make-up teams, so she made a daring escape (she walked through the wrong door and got yelled at in spanish) into the outside world. Eventually she ended up in Barrio Nuevo Puerto. This felt more like home, with the towering tall skyscrapers that pushed up against the upper limits of the clouds, it also provided shelter from the oceanic air that drifted in-between the lower houses and knocked her off her feet every time another wave of that humidity hit. She wandered the streets for what felt like hours, just taking in the city life, the casual hustle and bustle of taxi drivers usher passengers into cabs, people dressed in brilliant bright colours clearly having just come from carnival, maybe a mugging or two, It's The Achaean Republic, you can never be too sure. She eventually ended up in a small local bar, sure it was morning; but who doesn’t like a bit of day-drinking! Her team apparently. They found her, 3 hours late to her rehearsal, drunkenly wandering the streets. She insisted she only had one, those Achaeans just make their drinks too strong!

Azia woke up with a head-ache so powerful she thought she could cut something with it. But with it being her final day to explore the wonders of The Achaean Republic, she knew she had to suck it up and go out. Having loved her wander from the previous day, Azia took to the streets, she just followed her feet wherever they took her, wandering through the old town, the port, before finally: the beach. Azia doesn’t know alot about the Achaean Republic, but she knows that they have some gooooooood beaches. Naturally this means; when she saw a sign for Playa Las Quenepas, she knew she had to get in on that. So that was where she spent her last day before WorldVision. Sitting on a sunny beach, toes dug into the sand, sun beating down on her, a beautiful end to the trip she must say. In that moment Azia could let go of her WorldVision anxieties, because she would always have this beach, and the memories that come with it.

That being said let’s jump straight into the aforementioned anxieties, this is Daisy Chains:


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Navegantes convention centre. It was huge, obviously they have conventions centres like this back in Ugunnustan, they even have purpose built concert stadiums that are giant, but Azia had never performed in one, the sheer size of the venue was truly the thing that shocked her. Along with its imposing grey construction. Obviously many buildings back home look like that, but somehow here: in the midst of all the bright colourful buildings, it made the centre look scarier, or maybe it was just something in her head! Azia doesn’t know, all she does not is that this is a far cry from the bars she's used to, performing in front of crowds of maybe 60 in a small dingy bar in the back alleys of nowhere, it’s not helpful that that type weren't exactly reciprocal to her style of music, and that massively changed after she had her hit, somehow it made her get less bookings.

The backstage area was somehow even more imposing, maybe it was just the sheer size; again dingy back rooms. Maybe it was the hustle of various interns and sound technicians and costume technicians and various extremely qualified and skilled people, flailing through the corridors, dragging tall rattling racks of clothes, makeup and whatever accessories people wanted; she saw some pretty wild things on there. (She even saw a llaltese flag, that one was probably on its way to the bin section) Her little dressing room was modest, just as she liked it. Her stuff was strewn hap-hazardly across the room, as her many stylists rushed to try and fix it; Azia just works better in a messy environment, her mind is full of clutter, so why not her room too?

Azia didn’t exactly go casual for her outfit, something that’s become somewhat of a trend with Ugunnustani artists, instead he is sporting a long flowing blue dress, it's styled like one you’d find at a wedding. It’s elaborate patterns that snake across the swooping V-neck twinkle under the heavy stage lighting. The microphone is held firmly in Azia’s gloved hand, she’s lucky to have her fingers covered in a white lacy prison otherwise people would see the sweat dripping from her palms (she’s nervous ok) the outfit is completed by a set of subtle high heels, their white stiletto tips just peeking out through the gaps in her dress, although mostly hidden by the long trail that follows her as she walks out, starting up on the tall raised platforms that sit at the back of the stage.


Always have to have the last word
Played with fire and then I got burned
As we sat in the park, you kissed me in the dark
A moment to live in
What a pretty thing
Even as you rocked the boat
I let the arguments die in my throat
Gave me something to die for
Then something to cry for
Saw the home we built, As the petals wilt


The stage is covered in shades of brilliant green, while there is no LED back-drop on the compass shaped stage, but the powerful lights that line the edges of the stage make up for it, shining a brilliant green to build the vision of a peaceful green meadow, this is kept up with Azia, who is now laying down on the stairs at the top of the stage, her blue dress sprawled around her as she sings. Piles of daisy and other assorted flowers fill the spaces around her, creating a small circle.

Down at the bottom of the compass we find three dancers, all men: in impeccable black suits with matching white shirts, and simple red ties, there is one on three of the 4 points, those of which visible to those in the audience. The one in the centre has an acoustic guitar, which he is strumming along gently to the song as Azia sings.

Azia is nervous, but the thing she’s most scared about is, is that obvious? She worries she can hear her own voice flutter like the butterflies in her stomach as she sings; she has never sung in a crowd this large before, and has never sung with such high expectations on her before. Ugunnustan had just won the contest before this one, so obviously the expectations are high, Azia is worried she won't be able to reach the towering heights of Qalima, but she definitely won't be able to if she doesn’t pull herself together and just sing.


Used to think that I was falling, But without you I flew
Guess I always wish I got to make
Those daisy chains with you
You always flaked
Tears on my face
But i'd still take your embrace
Why am I trying? You're not replying
I'll survive baby (ooh)


As the next verse starts she gets up off the floor, we see some more anger in the performance as she stamps her feet to align with the music. The lights begin to pulsate more along with the rising tempo in the music. This is coupled with some effects, a small amount of smoke begins to work its way out of the machines, collecting around the bottom of the stage. Towards the end of the verse the two dancers on the left quickly and quietly slide out of view of the camera, the camera zooms into Azia to make this possible as they leave, the guy in the centre also loses his guitar, now standing stoically in the middle.

Stood by to watch my heart shatter
Because you don't think that it really mattered
But as I got disillusioned
You’d just pull me in and
My friends told me to leave you
Tell me I’m nothing without you


As the verse ends, we now enter the first half of the bridge, Azia slowly steps down from the steps, microphone held tightly in her grasp, she makes her way over to the single dancer in the centre; who has now taken on the role of her former boyfriend. The camera follows her closely, but from a far distance, we can see the general admission audience in the gaps between the stage as we follow Azia towards him.

The water projections have now kicked in, although only a little, you see them slowly forming into something, although currently; they are just dull spires of water that shoot up from the sides of the stage, rapidly displacing the smoke and spraying the audience. On the line ‘Wine staining scarlet’ The LED’s are used to change the colour of these water jets to a deep red colour, it stays like this for the next few lines.


So I’m alone
In the pile of our stuff you’ve thrown
Ripped photos on the carpet
Wine staining scarlet
Scream at the wall (ooh)
I’m not answering your call (ooh)


Azia has now made her way down towards the centre of the stage where we see the back-up dancer from before, she sings the lines of the second half of the bridge at him. She circles around him pushing and tugging at him. But the man gives no response, on the final line of the bridge she shout ‘on my own’ in his face, but the man still doesn't respond

The lights have begun to turn into the same deeper scarlett we saw earlier, with the peaceful meadow scene gone. The camera frantically cuts around the stage on the beats, giving the whole moment a slightly chaotic atmosphere, we see many angles; such as the audience, or a close one to Azia’s face where we see the angry expression she is wearing, microphone still close to her red lips.


Only want me now that I'm gone
But I didn't see what could go wrong
If I had a wish it would be to be free of you
Wish I could be free of you
Thought I would never move past the pain
But now I can try make daisy chains
On my own


As the second chorus starts we see that the water projections have now formed into a lotus shape, reminiscent of the one you would see on the Ugunnustani flag, In floriology the Lotus represents rebirth, and is now a key driver of the symbolism of the staging, replacing the daisies that previously represented innocence and true love. The Lotus is a vibrant green like we saw at the start, as we are now back to the meadow scene.

Azia moves on from the man in the centre of the stage and instead begins to journey back to the steps at the back, the camera follows her as a person on the stage, we see her face closely, before she flips her hair and the camera transitions into a far distance camera that shows her up on the raised platform, she is standing in line with the man down on the bottom half of the stage, but is more animated than him, kneeling into notes and moving hands while she sings.

Azia is feeling an odd mix of emotions; she’s somewhat relieved it’s almost over, this performance in-front of such a giant audience was so nerve-wracking, her stomach has been tied into knots; but looking past that, this has been the best experience of her life. No contest. Well yes it is technically a contest, but she’s met so many wonderful helpful people; she’s gone ot parties and talked to people who have a genuine love for the same art she does, and she’s dragged herself out of the quiet corner of the music industry she hid in for years, she put herself out there, and that is something to be proud of.


Used to think that I was falling, But without you I flew
Used to always wish I got to make
Those daisy chains with you
You always flaked
Tears on my face
But i'd still take your embrace
Now I've stopped trying, You start replying


The post-chorus section of the second chorus is supposed to have an angry tone, the camera returns to its relatively frantic movements, cutting between the still stoic man at the front of the stage, and Azia up on the raised platform. While she is singing she is grabbing the daisies that were strewn around her at the start of her performances and throwing them off the platform, the lotus water projection at the front is moved so that this is slightly blurry through the view of the water, and contrasts the two meanings of the the two flowers

Grabbed my things and left the building
Passed the park that we walked through
Couldn't help from thinking about
How life will be now I'm not with you
There's no doubt (doubt)
That our love was wilting
I've moved on baby


As the guitars continue to build to the final climax Azia finds herself directly in the centre of the stage, the camera is positioned so that she is slightly blurry behind the the water projection of the lotus, the back up singer from before isn’t visible behind; so must’ve run off the stage at a point where the camera couldn’t see him. She stares down at the daisy in her hand and rips petals off it and throws them to the ground in anger, she also stamps on them, which the camera occasionaly cuts to, the view of her heel piercing the petal.

Our love was dying
Almost died trying
I've moved on, baby
I've moved on, baby
I've moved on


After the final climax of the song the camera focuses in on Azia’s face, her hair in a tangled mess from the exciting tone shift at the end, her makeup slightly smudged; she yells her thanks you’s into the microphone out to the audience, clearly out of breath, closing out what would go down as the best night of her life.
Last edited by Ugunnustan on Tue Feb 20, 2024 7:00 am, edited 5 times in total.


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