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Edward
9th September 2014, 21:31
I've been wanting to host a contest for a while. Initially my idea was to do this in a "Best song in language X" format but then I came to the conclusion that this would only be possible with a handful of countries or so. Not to mention that the contest in English language would make the others look so small in comparison.

So instead I worked on the idea and decided to simplify it. I'd like to see us determining which has been the best non-English language song ever since the pre-1999 restriction of having to sing in your own language has been lifted. I've been compiling a list of such entries with the help of wikipedia. Now here's the thing though. I've been very literal about the languages that are listed there for songs. This might make it seem unfair to songs that are performed mostly in a non-English language but that have single line in English and are therefore being left out of this contest. I found a way to make it fair however, we can be hosting a "Best mixed with English" contest right after this one comes to an end :) And then we could always do the English one if it is wanted, though that would be a massive one. We could even do retro editions if there's enough people interested in taking part in those. We'll see how this develops and come back to that later.

So here's how I've structured the contest: 142 songs that feature no English will be competing for the honor of best non-English entry that has been performed during these past 15 years. There will be 4 stages: 7 eight-finals composed by 20 songs each (21 for the 4th and the last one) with 10 going through, 4 quarter-finals with again 20 songs competing in each and 10 going through (this means that from eights to quarters 10 songs that did not qualify will need to be added. I'm not sure of how I'm doing this yet. If with a second chance round, giving away wildcards to participating users or just picking the 10 songs that had the most points just outside the qualifying spots. I'll decide after we're done with the EF's), then 2 semi-finals with 20 songs each and 10 going through and finally the grand finale with 20 songs fighting for the win. I've grouped the eight-final rosters by proximity of year performance. I'm not sure if that's the best way to go, but it feels like it, it would feel extremely unfair to have a 1999 song competing with a 2014 song :? Most people who take part in these games haven't followed ESC for that long, so it's simply what makes the most sense to me. We can discuss this though.

I'm not good with banners and I also have no idea how to do recaps. If anyone can help me with that to make the presentation of the game look better and for the overall experience to be richer, I'd highly appreciate that. Otherwise just expect something in EYCC style but without the recaps ;) Links to the songs only it will have to be.

Here is the initial roster for the 7 eight-finals:

Portugal 2014
Montenegro 2014
Italy 2014
France 2014
Estonia 2013
Croatia 2013
Montenegro 2013
Moldova 2013
Cyprus 2013
Serbia 2013
San Marino 2013
Macedonia 2013
Bulgaria 2013
Iceland 2013
Greece 2013
Israel 2013
Hungary 2013
Albania 2013
France 2013
Spain 2013

Italy 2013
Albania 2012
Finland 2012
Austria 2012
Serbia 2012
Macedonia 2012
Portugal 2012
Bulgaria 2012
Slovenia 2012
Croatia 2012
Estonia 2012
Bosnia 2012
Spain 2012
Poland 2011
Serbia 2011
Portugal 2011
Cyprus 2011
Bulgaria 2011
France 2011
Spain 2011

Slovakia 2010
Finland 2010
Serbia 2010
Greece 2010
Portugal 2010
Macedonia 2010
Israel 2010
Switzerland 2010
Netherlands 2010
Slovenia 2010
Croatia 2010
Spain 2010
France 2010
Macedonia 2009
Portugal 2009
Bosnia 2009
Croatia 2009
Latvia 2009
Serbia 2009
Slovakia 2009

Estonia 2009
France 2009
Russia 2009
Montenegro 2008
Estonia 2008
San Marino 2008
Belgium 2008
Slovenia 2008
Bosnia 2008
Finland 2008
Romania 2008
Turkey 2008
Albania 2008
Switzerland 2008
Croatia 2008
Cyprus 2008
Portugal 2008
Serbia 2008
Bulgaria 2007
Cyprus 2007
Montenegro 2007

Serbia 2007
Czech Republic 2007
Slovenia 2007
Latvia 2007
Bosnia 2007
Andorra 2006
Albania 2006
Monaco 2006
Bosnia 2006
Norway 2006
Spain 2006
France 2006
Croatia 2006
Monaco 2005
Belgium 2005
Hungary 2005
Andorra 2005
Croatia 2005
Slovenia 2005
Poland 2005

Turkey 2005
Spain 2005
Serbia and Montenegro 2005
France 2005
Latvia 2004
Andorra 2004
Portugal 2004
Monaco 2004
Estonia 2004
Serbia and Montenegro 2004
Spain 2004
Austria 2004
France 2004
Austria 2003
Russia 2003
Spain 2003
Israel 2003
France 2003
Poland 2003
Belgium 2003

Macedonia 2002
Switzerland 2002
France 2002
Slovenia 2002
Israel 2001
Portugal 2001
Spain 2001
Belgium 2000
Cyprus 2000
Spain 2000
Switzerland 2000
Croatia 2000
Lithuania 1999
Spain 1999
Croatia 1999
Turkey 1999
France 1999
Poland 1999
Cyprus 1999
Portugal 1999
Bosnia 1999

If you notice that I have forgotten some song or added some incorrectly, please let me know. I think that I was pretty thorough but feel free to give it another look by yourself if you want. I'll leave this thread open for 24 hours so that format, entries and whatever else needs to be discussed can be done. Should no substantial objections arise, we'll kick off with the first eight-final on Thursday then ;) Votes will be collected through ScoreWiz, please only vote by PM in last case scenario. Hope we'll be having fun with this :)

EDC0708
9th September 2014, 23:04
This sounds like a great idea, I will vote!

toinou03
9th September 2014, 23:22
Yeah ! Great !
I thought it would be a great idea but i have no time to hold such a game !
I'm glad you take the challenge ! :D

Hele.
10th September 2014, 17:33
Great game but surely Serbia is winner! Only it is question which song: 2004, 2007, 2008. I hope 2007! xcheer
But great idea for the game! Love it! xcheer I would like more if "mixed" songs are included but ok...xshrug

Also, I will gladly help you with the game since October (when I'm back)! xcheer

Edward
10th September 2014, 18:35
Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback so far :)

I thought it would have become too big if I had included "mixed songs" but now that you make me think about it again...perhaps it would have been the most fair thing to do in terms of size, if we are holding the competition for songs in English as well after all. But that will depend on level of adherence and I can't know that yet, so let's have it this way for now. Maybe we can even do a combo edition later ;)

And thank you Hele. xrunhug I'd love it if you had some banners/recap tutorial written somewhere. Or anybody else. Otherwise it'll really have to be as I said, which is a bit of a shame...but can only blame myself for not being crafty in those areas :mrgreen: But at least in October it'll start getting that special touch then ;) Maybe I can convince myself to check if there is some recaps tutorial in the web tomorrow before kicking off the first eight-final..

We're kicking off tomorrow afternoon with the first EF then if the current format is really okay with everyone. Just needed some feedback and evaluation period before starting :) You can still make your suggestions until tomorrow, I will be taking them into account, should there be any.

EscGeek
10th September 2014, 18:41
Great game but surely Serbia is winner! Only it is question which song:

20098-)

Edward
11th September 2014, 21:08
Time for the first eight-final then. 10 out of 20 of these songs will be making it through the quarter-finals, but which? You hold the power in your hands, so vote!

1 - ::pt 2014 Suzy - Quero ser tua (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhMbHLiEjS4)
2 - ::me 2014 Sergej Ćetković - Moj svijet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FJtzRSKHKg)
3 - ::it 2014 Emma - La mia citt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W5ZlalAMV8)
4 - ::fr 2014 Twin Twin - Moustache (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjkqciwP034)
5 - ::ee 2013 Birgit - Et uus saaks alguse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooo6GvZNLhI)
6 - ::hr 2013 Klapa s mora - Mižerja (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYm4sGd-qP0)
7 - ::me 2013 Who See - Igranka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR9rtB2ilZU)
8 - ::md 2013 Aliona Moon - O mie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xckgLUv73Jc)
9 - ::cy 2013 Despina Olympiou - An me thimasai (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekx8mT-fR80)
10 - ::rs 2013 Moje 3 - Ljubav je svuda (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW7TAdytfww)
11 - ::sm 2013 Valentina Monetta - Crisalide (vola) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YirZIBi2vnY)
12 - ::mk 2013 Esma & Lozano - Pred da se razdeni (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi1VYsOUCsY)
13 - ::bg 2013 Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankulov - Samo shampioni (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb46Mhy_mCI)
14 - ::is 2013 Eythor Ingi - g lf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzE88IYzXLI)
15 - ::gr 2013 Koza Mostra feat. Agathon Iakovidis - Alcohol is free (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AfrOZersNk)
16 - ::il 2013 Moran Mazor - Rak bishvilo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjbcD72OaI4)
17 - ::hu 2013 ByeAlex - Kedvesem (Zoohacker Remix) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOimfHq76xk)
18 - ::al 2013 Adrian Lulgjuraj and Bledar Sejko - Identitet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u5Se-vJ6MA)
19 - ::fr 2013 Amandine Bourgeois - L'enfer et moi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQwiQj5Dyj8)
20 - ::es 2013 ESDM - Contigo hasta el final (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o_DnM_ANF8)

You can vote here (http://tummiweb.com/scorewiz/rsvp/101299/dZd9Y) until monday 18 CET. Please only send me the votes through PM if you are experiencing problems with scorewiz.
Over 3 days seems like fair pace for voting to me, but fear not writing something down if you think that more time should be given.
If you detect any typo and wrong linking up there, let me know.

It does feel a bit unfair that ::gr song from last year is taking part here at this contest and not at the mixed one, since when we reminisce about the song it is that chorus in English that comes to everyone's minds. The rest of the song is entirely in Greek though. I'm not sure why wikipedia doesn't list English in languages alongside it, but like I said, I just went along with was there very literally and so this will have to stand now.

Unfortunately I couldn't find a tutorial about how to make recaps. Maybe I "DIY" on my own tomorrow if I find the time for that.

henhu
11th September 2014, 21:17
Voted!
I love 7 songs in this group, was harder to decide points from 3 to 1 :)

EscGeek
11th September 2014, 21:31
voted!

My top5 from 2013 consists of ::me::al::rs::gr::bg
So this was by far the hardest semi final of the game8-)

CaraMia
11th September 2014, 22:37
Voted! It was easy to choose the songs, but the order was a bit harder! :)

EDC0708
12th September 2014, 13:49
Voted in the first eighth final!

greece
12th September 2014, 15:37
Voted xcheer

Great game btw :D

Edward
12th September 2014, 18:00
Thank you :)

7 voters so far with 3 more days to go. There's a tie at the front and the last places are really tight, so if you haven't voted yet please come and make all the difference ;)

Edward
13th September 2014, 18:43
4 pts separate 9th place from 16th, so there's a lot to be decided there still. If you haven't voted yet, timing would be perfect now :)

Edward
14th September 2014, 18:24
Roughly a little over 24 hours to the deadline now and the bottom 3 places are up for grabs. Mathematically speaking,
only the bottom 4 are currently out of qualifying chances. Last hour voters could change the whole thing upside down. If you haven't yet, your last chance is closing in. 9 people have voted so far.

I'd like to host a show for the results, as in, reveal them in real time while other people are visiting the thread as well. Let's make it 19 CET then. I'll be revealing the results regardless of whatever happens around that time, so tune in ;)

Edward
15th September 2014, 18:35
Still a little less than 30 minutes left to vote if anyone still wants to. Otherwise we'll close this first EF with 10 voters.

Results will be revealed at time mentioned on the post above and maybe the 2nd EF will be posted later.

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:00
Alright, results to be announced now. Anyone here? :)

revallsay
15th September 2014, 20:04
I didn't notice this competition :( I will vote in the second round! I have to keep my fingers crossed for Twin Twin now!

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:05
toinou03 and EscGeek seem to be around the boards. Your predictions/wishes for this EF? ;)

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:06
Stick around for the results revallsay :) Looking forward to count with your votes for the next eight-final.

revallsay
15th September 2014, 20:09
Go Twin Twin! We wanna have a moustache!

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:12
Alright, let's get started then...first qualifier:

https://33.media.tumblr.com/1f3b04f2e45219bd8f03a38a678c31f4/tumblr_mmx1ffii531qcluu2o1_400.gif
::gr 2013!

toinou03
15th September 2014, 20:12
toinou03 and EscGeek seem to be around the boards. Your predictions/wishes for this EF? ;)

#teamigranka xparty

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:17
2nd to qualify...

https://31.media.tumblr.com/109bb20920ca09f36c1871bbd23d0634/tumblr_mnmrqk654D1s3ktx0o5_400.gif
::md 2013!

Expected qualifiers so far? :) Also, is this pace good?

toinou03
15th September 2014, 20:21
Expected qualifiers so far?

Certainly !
Let's see the others...

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:23
Time to reveal the 3rd qualifier then:

http://38.media.tumblr.com/d3b73ac79ab4de0cca26f49de57ed575/tumblr_mn9mk2wrXH1rcwn2ro8_250.gif
::hu 2013!

Keep throwing some feedback :) 3rd song to qualify from 2013. Will any of the 2014 songs qualify?

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:25
Do you want me to speed it up toinou03?

toinou03
15th September 2014, 20:27
No, go at your own pace, that's perfect ! :lol:

Good and deserved qualifiers so far ! ;)

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:28
Let's proceed with the 4th qualifier then..

http://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/montenegro.gif
::me 2014!

Seems there is some 2014 song after all. Think the other ::me song qualified after their recent success at henhu's contest?

revallsay
15th September 2014, 20:32
10 songs qualifies?

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:33
We're halfway through now. 5th qualifier is:

http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/3-23-2014/IZ9HJq.gif
::rs 2013!

Surprise, or not really? I know someone who will be happy for this one ;) Right, Hele.? :mrgreen:

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:35
10 songs qualifies?

Yes, my dear friend :)

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:38
6th qualifier hails from the Baltic region. Therefore it can only be...

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/4649724/birgit-%C3%95igemeel-o.gif
::ee 2013!

How many of your favorites have gone through so far?

revallsay
15th September 2014, 20:44
Where is my moustache?

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:44
Let's keep it frosty, shall we? It hasn't stopped raining and has been dark here all day after all xheart 7th qualifier:

https://33.media.tumblr.com/9839e30d1138c286dea22dad47a9738d/tumblr_nbupvjJyJr1qcpop2o2_250.gif
::is 2013!

Sorry about the disparity in .gifs size, watermarks, etc. :oops: Didn't make them myself obviously. I did say I am a newbie at these things after all. But I hope you're enjoying the little different touch it's giving to this contest :)

3 spots left...where's Igranka and Twin Twin, right? :?

EscGeek
15th September 2014, 20:48
I'm confident about Igranka! I'm not so sure about Moustache.... but still, an underrated song :)

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:50
8th qualifier coming up then. Congratulations to:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/123a409f4bde85bd8ff53c2e4862da80/tumblr_mjmfl6TSMn1rp0k8co1_250.gif
::al 2013!

How about that one, expected?

EscGeek
15th September 2014, 20:52
How about that one, expected?

Not at all! My 10 points sure gave it a boost xyaay

revallsay
15th September 2014, 20:53
Two spots left for Moustache. If I knew about this competition earlier...

Edward
15th September 2014, 20:56
I should just end this up already and stop the suffering of the three of you all by revealing that Igranka and Moustache have gone through, right? :mrgreen: So without futher delay, the 9th qualifier is..

http://38.media.tumblr.com/ee70c93618db2e4d59fbeb4b2f4de479/tumblr_mmy5cuaDJD1r3k2tko3_250.gif
::sm 2013!

Oops, seems like one the crowd favorites has been left behind then. But which?

revallsay
15th September 2014, 20:59
By reading the forum, Igranka is a fan favourite of 2013, so little chance for my Moustache :( It's a pity that only one song from 2015 got through.

Edward
15th September 2014, 21:01
Only one qualifier left to be announced. Many contenders...::me 2013, ::il 2013, ::it 2014, ::cy 2013 or ::fr 2013. Come, come toinou03, revallsay and EscGeek. Who do you think grabbed the last spot? Place your bets ;)

revallsay
15th September 2014, 21:03
So no Moustache :( Ok, I'll say Igranka.

Edward
15th September 2014, 21:03
2015? Still need help with counting revallsay? :mrgreen:


Just pulling your leg. xkiss

revallsay
15th September 2014, 21:05
Oh, just post it!

EscGeek
15th September 2014, 21:06
By reading the forum, Igranka is a fan favourite of 2013, so little chance for my Moustache :( It's a pity that only one song from 2015 got through.

:mrgreen:

EscGeek
15th September 2014, 21:07
Only one qualifier left to be announced. Many contenders...::me 2013, ::il 2013, ::it 2014, ::cy 2013 or ::fr 2013. Come, come toinou03, revallsay and EscGeek. Who do you think grabbed the last spot? Place your bets ;)

http://www.eurovision.tv/save-files/resizes/86/70/49/52/40/76/5e/63/1c/40/bc/d8/51/84/d2/a2/TH3_1.jpg

revallsay
15th September 2014, 21:08
Aaaaa now I see,of course one coutry from 2014, 4 is next 5 on keyboard:P I clicked the wrong key.Sorry ;)

toinou03
15th September 2014, 21:08
Meh Albania... :?

I wish we could have had Amandine... :(

Edward
15th September 2014, 21:14
Ok, enough suspense. Get ready for a big surprise. Finally justice has been done with those rapping astronauts at my game. Mwahaha. Last qualifier therefore is...

http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/6-26-2014/9DOmJb.gif
::me 2013!

...noooooooo. Again. Why? xcry1 There is no justice in this world :p

Unfortunately (or not :mrgreen:), you were wrong revallsay...Twin Twin would have still not qualified had you voted. Where has the love for their song gone? xshrug I will shortly reveal a scoreboard with the songs that failed to qualify and their numbers. So stay tunned everyone and thank you for following the results show :)

EF2 will be posted either later or tomorrow. Post away your ?/?'s now and final reactions before we move on :)

henhu
15th September 2014, 21:15
Very nice qualifiers! I really like the show with gifs! Good job! xup

toinou03
15th September 2014, 21:21
Youpiiii !!!

Igranka !!! xparty

And yes the gif show is awesome ! :D

revallsay
15th September 2014, 21:30
I'm sad for Twin Twin :( But still, Serej qualified and his song was my favourite of non-Eglish entries of 2014, didn't mention him earlier, because I knew he'd qualify.

Edward
15th September 2014, 21:37
Merci ja tnu :)

Here is the scoreboard that reveals the voting for the songs that failed to qualify (along with how many points 10th qualifier got):

10th qualifier - ? - 25 pts

http://i58.tinypic.com/96bajp.jpg

Interesting facts: as78 had the only 12 pointer to be left behind in this EF. I did give it a point and find it always a bit underrated song. Maybe Hele. could have been a better patriot? :p

Also, nearly everyone voted for ::it 2013 but gave it bottom points, which made it fail in the end. CaraMia doesn't want to disclose his location and is completely entitled to that, but judging by the sound of the nickname it also seems that someone could have been a bit more patriotic there :p

Edward
15th September 2014, 21:41
But still, Serej qualified

Sergej, you mean? xrose

Yes, I'm a grammar nazi.

EscGeek
15th September 2014, 21:47
Hele so busyyyyyyy:lol:

revallsay
15th September 2014, 21:48
Sergej, you mean? xrose

Yes, I'm a grammar nazi.

My laptop is very old and sometimes (99% of the time) my keyboard doesn't work like it should + I always hurry whlie I'm typing :P


I don't believe Twin Twin vere last!

Edward
15th September 2014, 22:00
Hope that xsanta will take care of that for you ;) No need to hurry though, think of your nails :mrgreen:

They weren't last until Verjamem voted, should that offer any consolation. But yeah, since I mentioned "patriotisms"...you could also ask why only 1pt from toinou03 :p

I had a laugh at that Hele thing too when I saw it, great sense of humor she has :)

revallsay
15th September 2014, 22:02
Maybe you can give Twin Twin a wild card?

EscGeek
15th September 2014, 22:04
https://i.imgflip.com/c54t8.jpg

Edward
15th September 2014, 22:05
What do I get in return?


I'll think about that ;)

revallsay
15th September 2014, 22:06
What do I get in return? I'll think about that ;)

You'd get a moustache! Haha!

Edward
15th September 2014, 22:09
That's the last thing I'd think a Polish girl could offer me :( How about some clothe washing or butter churning? :mrgreen: (no, I'm not a chauvinist)

revallsay
15th September 2014, 22:11
http://i.imgur.com/nK0WIaN.gif

Edward
15th September 2014, 22:18
Haha, you slavic girls and your sense of humor too :mrgreen:

Ok, you get to churn some butter after Agnieszka is done there ;) Send me your homemade video through PM.

revallsay
15th September 2014, 22:22
Haha, you slavic girls and your sense of humor too :mrgreen:

Ok, you get to churn some butter after Agnieszka is done there ;) Send me your homemade video through PM.

haha, you wish :P

Edward
15th September 2014, 22:29
I'm sure xsanta would prioritize such wish over a new laptop one in times like these ;)


I don't believe Twin Twin vere last!

No excuse for vere for instance, that's like two rows below of the key you should have actually pressed :p

EscGeek
15th September 2014, 22:45
I'm sure xsanta would prioritize such wish over a new laptop one in times like these ;)



No excuse for vere for instance, that's like two rows below of the key you should have actually pressed :p

You forgot the dot.:mrgreen:

Edward
15th September 2014, 22:48
The emoticons act like dots/punctuation. Doesn't look as good otherwise ;)

CaraMia
16th September 2014, 01:29
Also, nearly everyone voted for ::it 2013 but gave it bottom points, which made it fail in the end. CaraMia doesn't want to disclose his location and is completely entitled to that, but judging by the sound of the nickname it also seems that someone could have been a bit more patriotic there :p

My username is CaraMia because of Mans's song in MF 2007 (and I'm female) :lol: I choose to vote without showing my location because I also don't show it in my profile. But I already said the country I was from once in the Bosnian thread when someone asked me, so it's not a hidden secret. I'm from... Portugal! :lol:

Nice qualifiers! :)

Edward
16th September 2014, 18:41
Ol xwave :)

Completely fooled by your nickname :oops: It happens. Would it even be worthwhile to explain why Suzy didn't deserve any of your points then? :mrgreen:
You did pretty well there, scoring 8 in 10 qualifiers along with henhu. Nice hunches you both there ;)

The roster and voting link for EF 2 will be posted soon. Stay put.

Edward
16th September 2014, 19:59
The 2nd eight-final stands in front of us. Let's greet it with our votes ;) Again, 20 ESC entries compete for 10 available slots. Choose wisely.

1 - ::it 2013 Marco Mengoni - L'essenziale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8oaxDV1q6o)
2 - ::al 2012 Rona Nishliu - Suus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeBL2UHhyEc)
3 - ::fi 2012 Pernilla Karlsson - Nr jag blundar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRC5NzxmrAA)
4 - ::at 2012 Trackshittaz - Woki mit deim popo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKQf8Z5uWQ8)
5 - ::rs 2012 Željko Joksimović - Nije ljubav stvar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9x9VbJzaDQ)
6 - ::mk 2012 Kaliopi - Crno i belo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSuCdNEy9w0)
7 - ::pt 2012 Filipa Sousa - Vida minha (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk5i7Hfyy3o)
8 - ::bg 2012 Sofi Marinova - Love unlimited (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAUAETPcFBI)
9 - ::sl 2012 Eva Boto - Verjamem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEHNRKnrWiU)
10 - ::hr 2012 Nina Badrić - Nebo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzdI4yuqwzY)
11 - ::ee 2012 Ott Lepland - Kuula (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7BaTBe0UD8)
12 - ::ba 2012 Maya Sar - Korake ti znam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81hIbZNoFU8)
13 - ::es 2012 Pastora Soler - Qudate conmigo (Stay with me) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8J1b62wOao)
14 - ::pl 2011 Magdalena Tul - Jestem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u4uznE0GxI)
15 - ::rs 2011 Nina - Čaroban (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CWvXKxjCs8)
16 - ::pt 2011 Homens da luta - Luta alegria (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEPCC3_COLs)
17 - ::cy 2011 Christos Mylordos - San aggelos s'agapisa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t0czUf9nJU)
18 - ::bg 2011 Poli Genova - Na inat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuenJb-vw9A)
19 - ::fr 2011 Amaury Vassili - Sognu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTiBNPT-x_Y)
20 - ::es 2011 Lucia Prez - Que me quiten lo bailao (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91bKjEojSDU)

Tough round, isn't it? :) One of the strongest, if not the strongest as we start to digress in time. Voting can be done here (http://tummiweb.com/scorewiz/rsvp/101551/5afTf) until friday 18 CET. Results show will be held an hour later, as yesterday. Again, only send votes through PM as a last resort. The 3 days voting period (a little less than 72h this time around) will stand as everyone seems ok with that. Again no recaps unfortunately, I could be doing them on my own but the formula I have present in my mind right now to build those just seems too time consuming :? If anyone knows of a simpler way to do it, write me up.

The voting lines are opened...now!

henhu
16th September 2014, 21:02
Voted! I love my top 5 and like the whole top 10!

Edward
17th September 2014, 20:14
We've got 7 voters so far with still 2 days to go :) We have an already bit distanced leader at the top and a three-way tie for the last qualifying spots. Don't forget to vote, tomorrow I'll be making mentions of people that voted in the first round but that haven't yet. Would be nice to see some new names there as well. It's still tight atm, I would like to decide things out if I hadn't voted yet ;)

revallsay
17th September 2014, 20:14
Edward, could you be so kind as to remove some of the messages that are in your inbox, because I cannot send you a new one? I would be extremely grateful!

revallsay
17th September 2014, 20:15
double post, pardon me!

Edward
17th September 2014, 20:18
So you are into double posting too? :p

Done, you're extremely welcome ;)

revallsay
17th September 2014, 20:26
I'm nt into double posting,I just have problems with 'quick reply' - it didn't want to go through so I clicked it again. Then, I refreshed my browser and I saw that I did the doulbe post...

Edward
17th September 2014, 20:34
Just teasing you, no need to explain :)

EDC0708
18th September 2014, 18:18
Voted in Eighth Final 2.

greece
18th September 2014, 19:07
Voted xcheer


And I had 5/10 in the previos round :(

Edward
18th September 2014, 21:34
Maybe you'll do much better this time around greece ;)

Less than 24h to close the voting lines now and from the usual voters only Verjamem is missing. Hope you read this and vote again. Otherwise we'll stand on 10 voters once more. Anyone who reads this thread or frequents these parts of the forum is, once again, welcome to join in with their votes as well. I'd say that about 5 songs are pretty much safe even with one more voter joining in. Then from 10th place to 14th the total numbers of points follows in order from 26 to 22, so a difference can still be made there :)

Don't forget to join in for the results show tomorrow at 19 CET. Hope that last time around was as much fun to those of you who were were as it was for me.

Edward
18th September 2014, 21:42
I forgot to add, until today there was a song that had received votes from every user. It's also that one song which I said that leads comfortably on top. Would be interesting to see any guesses about which entry this could be being made.

Edward
19th September 2014, 19:01
Nobody wants to risk naming their favorite song, I see ;) Deadline has been reached, results show in an hour. We've had the pleasure of having revallsay voting along with us this time around, making it 11 voters in total (so one more than in EF1). Maybe we can make it to 12 for EF3? Spread the word 8-)

revallsay
19th September 2014, 19:06
Edward, in an hour? cant it be in half an hour?

I hope for ::al '12, ::it '13, ::ee '12 and of course ::bg '12!

Edward
19th September 2014, 19:10
You mean in 1h30m or in 30m?

Hopes have been registered ;)

revallsay
19th September 2014, 19:18
30 minutes, now I noticed :P

Edward
19th September 2014, 19:25
Sorry, can't that early. Still finishing some details :(

revallsay
19th September 2014, 19:42
We've had the pleasure of having revallsay voting along with us this time around

how come I didn't notice this mention! Thank you for nice words xhug

20 minutes to results!

Edward
19th September 2014, 19:50
You're most welcome xkiss

The last details for the show have now been arranged and maybe we can start earlier this time around since I don't like to keep a lady waiting ;)

Let's see who else from the regular voters is online..

Edward
19th September 2014, 19:57
I've only spotted as78 and Verjamem. Hope you notice this and with another ok we kick off with the results show then.

We already know revallsay's hopes for this EF qualifiers, what are yours?

(Sorry we're starting at planned time after all Agnieszka xrose)

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:00
EDC0708 is here too xwave Your hopes for this EF, if you will?

Guess we can get started. It's time

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:05
It's time to announce the first qualifier of this eight-final then. And that would be...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/af5a170bd3c1d10eed8c8cdee42c355f/tumblr_mn1o41Ip2L1rka375o1_500.gif
::it 2013!

Expected? Only song from 2013 in this EF qualifies.

revallsay
19th September 2014, 20:06
1/10 :)

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:11
Time for the 2nd qualifier then. Not that I'm trying to please revallsay since she failed to vote for this qualifier somehow...which is..

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/2001208/magdalena-tul-o.gif
::pl 2011!

How come no love for Magdalena's song? NONO Maybe unexpected qualifier to some.

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:13
Actually neither of the voting Poles gave points to Jestem. What's the deal with that? xshrug

Also, is this pace good or you want faster?

revallsay
19th September 2014, 20:16
Actually neither of the voting Poles gave points to Jestem. What's the deal with that? xshrug

Also, is this pace good or you want faster?

1) bad memories

2) it can be faster ;)

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:17
It's time to reveal the 3rd qualifier then. You probably expected him to make through, that's right, he is the representant of...

https://38.media.tumblr.com/5af6aa0b74c8a125adb534cfb454a28c/tumblr_nbjh6863uL1te9qdeo4_500.gif
::rs 2012!

You did expect that, right?

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:18
1) bad memories

2) it can be faster ;)

Care to extend while I up the pace? :p

as78
19th September 2014, 20:21
2 bad and 1 great qualifier so far... :D

revallsay
19th September 2014, 20:21
It's time to reveal the 3rd qualifier then. You probably expected him to make through, that's right, he is the representant of...

https://38.media.tumblr.com/5af6aa0b74c8a125adb534cfb454a28c/tumblr_nbjh6863uL1te9qdeo4_500.gif
::rs 2012!

You did expect that, right?

2/10 :)

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:22
4th qualifier is again the only Baltic representative. Therefore:

http://37.media.tumblr.com/df483d0f21991c2bbd82e8edb44c7172/tumblr_mq9qs8Iu9f1sv87tmo2_r1_400.gif
::ee 2012!

Happy with qualifiers so far?

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:23
2 bad and 1 great qualifier so far... :D

Want to be more specific maybe? :)

revallsay
19th September 2014, 20:25
4th qualifier is again the only Baltic representative. Therefore:

http://37.media.tumblr.com/df483d0f21991c2bbd82e8edb44c7172/tumblr_mq9qs8Iu9f1sv87tmo2_r1_400.gif
::ee 2012!

Happy with qualifiers so far?

3/10 !

as78
19th September 2014, 20:27
Want to be more specific maybe? :)

...in a sequence how were revealed xrofl2

next...
Kuula is great xheart

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:27
We're now halfway through the results show and the 5th qualifier is...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4l6rrqoK01r5ygdwo1_500.gif
::es 2012!

Felicitaciones por nuestros hermanos :) Who's not been announced yet that you'd like to have been already?

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:30
...in a sequence how were revealed xrofl2

So again no love for Magdalena :( The host is feeling kind of lonely now.

as78
19th September 2014, 20:33
::es 2012 bland and overrated :?, but expected qualifier...

revallsay
19th September 2014, 20:33
Where is Queen Sofi?

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:34
The 6th qualifier was a rather unusual ESC participant. Can you guess who I mean before clicking that spoiler box?

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llg9ylaL2g1qg2b15.gif
::fr 2011!

That's right, Amaury made it. Thoughts?

revallsay
19th September 2014, 20:35
The 6th qualifier was a rather unusual ESC participant. Can you guess who I mean before clicking that spoiler box?

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llg9ylaL2g1qg2b15.gif
::fr 2011!

That's right, Amaury made it. Thoughts?

He deserved it, such a powerful voice. 4/10

as78
19th September 2014, 20:35
::fr 2011 is a good song xup xcheer

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:42
Time for the 7th qualifier already then. This EF's results show is feeling a bit faster. Can't handle revallsay's pressure? Perhaps :p Anyway, I decided to keep it powerful, so the 7th qualifier obviously can only be...

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/4541120/crno-i-belo-o.gif
::mk 2012!

Sorry that only such a tiny .gif could be found for such a great voice :\

as78
19th September 2014, 20:44
glad for Kaliopi, good qualifier again xup

revallsay
19th September 2014, 20:44
Now we need Queen Sofi!!

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:49
greece xwave. Like the results so far?

3 spots left available and maybe "expected" qualifiers still left out. Said that this was a tough round. The remaining 3 qualifiers include a rather expected one and 2 who might come on as surprises. Or at least one for sure will surprise quite a few here :) Who do you want in that isn't there yet? ::al 2012, ::bg 2011, ::sl 2012, ::rs 2011, ::ba 2012, ::fi 2012. ::bg 2012 "Queen Sofi"? Or maybe those ::at Trackshittaz will surprise everyone again like at henhu's game?

revallsay
19th September 2014, 20:50
No on has to mention ::al, she's gonna qualify for sure. Ewdard, please, tell who's in and who's out, I have to go.

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:52
Ewdard? xsnooty

How longer can you stay?

revallsay
19th September 2014, 20:53
7 minutes:p till 8 CET :(

Look at my signature.

EDC0708
19th September 2014, 20:54
I'd like ::at 2012 to go through, but I think it might have missed out this time.

revallsay
19th September 2014, 20:57
Eurovision Queen:
::bg 2012

Edward
19th September 2014, 20:58
Just for revallsay then, to celebrate her brand new signature :mrgreen: And for all who have voted for this song. 8th qualifier is the screaming entry of...

http://31.media.tumblr.com/e716aa8342e43be3832cae31d409f2bb/tumblr_moj811Al5e1sw4kepo1_400.gif
::al 2012!

That's right, the Albanian crybaby. You can go now :p

revallsay
19th September 2014, 20:59
So 5/10. I'll be back during the commercials break, yes - Im gonna watch a movie in telly ;)

Daddy's watching speedway... I'm here.

henhu
19th September 2014, 21:02
::it 2013 - xup xup
::pl 2011 - SOOC xdown
::rs 2012 - xup
::ee 2012 - xup xup
::es 2012 - xup xrose
::fr 2011 - SOOC xdown
::mk 2012 - xup xrose
::al 2012 - xup xrose

Edward
19th September 2014, 21:06
9th qualifier is:

http://31.media.tumblr.com/f1dda01e37e26c6e1463687d8b7d7874/tumblr_n94g0uXDgV1sed105o1_500.gif
::ba 2012!

Expected? Unexpected? Who grabbed the last spot?

henhu
19th September 2014, 21:07
::ba 2012 - xshrug

revallsay
19th September 2014, 21:09
Who grabbed the last spot?

http://i.imgur.com/DHA2phg.gif

Edward
19th September 2014, 21:09
So 5/10. I'll be back during the commercials break, yes - Im gonna watch a movie in telly ;)

Daddy's watching speedway... I'm here.

Thanks for ruining my much anticipated Rona suspense xdown

as78
19th September 2014, 21:09
yay happy for ::ba 2012 xrose

revallsay
19th September 2014, 21:10
Thanks for ruining my much anticipated Rona suspense xdown

c'mon, everyone knew she'll be through. Like she wouldn't... It the same as announcing Conchita as last qualifier in the semi...

Edward
19th September 2014, 21:11
Things may have been tighter than you think ;) At least 2/3 good entries will be left out after all...

revallsay
19th September 2014, 21:13
Things may have been tighter than you think ;) At least 2/3 good entries will be left out after all...

and the last qualifier is...

Edward
19th September 2014, 21:21
It's all coming to an end now. I guess I am that predictable as a host. The last song to qualify from EF2 is indeed Queen...

http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/32600000/Eva-Boto-Slovenia-2012-eurovision-song-contest-32668614-500-281.gif
::sl 2012!

...Eva xbow How about that one now? ;)

I'd like to thank everyone who voted and attended the results show once again. Special thanks to revallsay and her endless patience. Again, if there are suggestions you'd like to make to improve the contest, like pace of the results show or whatever...I'd welcome such.

So, how did it turn out for you all in the end then? Satisfied with these qualifiers? Who shouldn't have gone through? Who are you most happy for? :)

Stay tuned for the scoreboard that will soon once again reveal why the songs that didn't qualify failed to do it.

revallsay
19th September 2014, 21:23
awww no Queen Sofi, my life is ruined! I got 5/10...

henhu
19th September 2014, 21:24
::sl 2012 - xshrug

Well, all my favourites qualified, so I am satisfied with the results xup

as78
19th September 2014, 21:26
:o great ::sl 2012 xheart

actually results are good this time :D

greece
19th September 2014, 21:26
Oh I just came here... I always miss the result show xfacepalm. I don't even remember what I voted, I liked the 3/4 of the songs :p

Edit: i just saw the qualifiers... well actually I like them all, some more some less

Edward
19th September 2014, 21:48
Ok, time for that scoreboard now...here it is:

10th place - ? - 28 points

http://i60.tinypic.com/2j2bwo6.png

Me and greece had the most songs qualifying for this round, but she must be more satisfied with these results since my 2 that didn't make it were in my top 5, 12 pointer included...

::at Trackshittaz even with two ::12 failed big time this time around. I can say that 4 songs who made it through received 0 sets of 12 points. ::bg Na inat only received votes from less people than the top 2 qualified songs, so that goes to tell us that a "favorite" (her entry won some contest here before, right?) can be left behind if you don't spread your points around generously. The other Bulgarian entry, "Queen Sofi", seems to be on a bad popularity moment. I would have voted for her but it was really close for me this EF and had no choice to but to leave her out. Same thing can be said about ::cy 2011.

Last hour votes can really make the difference and they did it once again. So I hope this encourages more people to vote in the future. Only 1p difference between 10th qualifier and 11th after all. 5 pts difference to 15th, even...

I hope that you've enjoyed the results show, everyone. EF3 will be posted tomorrow. Good night xsalute

CaraMia
19th September 2014, 21:59
6/10... I quite like "Jestem" and "Verjamem" and I'm happy that they passed (even if I voted for other songs). But I would have definitely traded ::ba 2012 and ::it 2013 by ::bg 2011 and ::cy 2011. And "Na Inat" only failed by one point! :(

EscGeek
19th September 2014, 22:07
EDC0708 we were so close :mrgreen:

EDC0708
20th September 2014, 00:45
EDC0708 we were so close :mrgreen:

Yeah, only two points away!

greece
20th September 2014, 08:49
Yaay 8/10 xcheer

However from these that didn't qualified I really expected ::pt 2012 and ::es 2011 higher

Edward
20th September 2014, 22:08
The time has come for EF 3. Only songs from the 2010 and 2009 ESC editions will be competing against each other for going further in the contest this time. The line-up is the following:

1 - ::sk 2010 Kristina - Horehronie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBr75y23y2U)
2 - ::fi 2010 Kuunkuiskaajat - Tylki ell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUROEk9eFIA)
3 - ::rs 2010 Milan Stanković - Ovo je Balkan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfe3rYXqPYI)
4 - ::gr 2010 Giorgos Alkaios and Friends - Opa! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F-v8OPJ7lU)
5 - ::pt 2010 Filipa Azevedo - H dias assim (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mTaVdnTMwo)
6 - ::mk 2010 Gjoko Taneski, Billy Zver and Pejčin - Jas ja imam silata (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPvdLS6Y3iI)
7 - ::il 2010 Harel Skaat - Milim (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG7fBifcRLk)
8 - ::ch 2010 Michael von der Heide - Il pleut de l'or (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAqRBjCPZrc)
9 - ::nl 2010 Sieneke - Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VzFwfCX4HQ)
10 - ::sl 2010 Ansambel Žlindra and Kalamari - Narodnozabavni rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glOplYfC36I)
11 - ::hr 2010 Feminnem - Lako je sve (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTNDdHyY_jU)
12 - ::es 2010 Daniel Diges - Algo pequeito (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Unb161ZI-s)
13 - ::fr 2010 Jessy Matador - Allez ola ol (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anVLKrv28hs)
14 - ::mk 2009 Next Time - Nešto što kje ostane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaFL2HsdyFs)
15 - ::pt 2009 Flor-de-Lis - Todas as ruas do amor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqVCr3Wi2So)
16 - ::ba 2009 Regina - Bistra voda (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1770jHxvYi0)
17 - ::hr 2009 Igor Cukrov feat. Andrea - Lijepa Tena (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzP-DRrnvxs)
18 - ::lv 2009 Intars Busulis - Probka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9t3K0lS1ZE)
19 - ::rs 2009 Marko Kon and Milaan - Cipela (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRObP8XE4Ko)
20 - ::sk 2009 Kamil Mikulčk and Nela - Let' tmou (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoCBcEYJvqU)

Unfortunately the video for ::rs 2009 performance is from their national final and not @ ESC since all of the videos from the actual ESC performances I found had the audio track muted due to copyright issues. Go figure xshrug If anyone knows better, post the link in the thread and I will replace it. If there are any other problems that you may notice with the links up there also, let me know.
This EF is looking a bit tight again, although nowhere near as tight as the last one. You can vote here (http://tummiweb.com/scorewiz/rsvp/101771/SFNgc). I had to shorten the full name of the performers of ::mk 2010 since the whole text entry wouldn't fit into scorewiz then. Only the name of the vocalist remains there now, as that entry is also most commonly seen being referred to around these forums anyway. I am conceding an extra day for voting this time around. So you have until Wednesday at 18 CET to do so.

I think that about sums it up then, so cast your votes now :)

henhu
21st September 2014, 00:53
Voted! Not as strong group as previous two groups. I love my top 4 and actually like 8 other songs too.

EscGeek
21st September 2014, 14:37
have you got my votes? because the website says that I "cannot claim more than one voting slot from the same computer / IP-address." xgaah

Edward
21st September 2014, 18:38
I've got them EscGeek :)

So far with 3 voters we have again a three-way tie for 10th place, although it's still very early into the voting. 5 songs remain without any points with one of them that can be considered as surprising. At the at the other end we have the top 4 having been voted by all 3 of us. Keep those votes coming xup

Edward
22nd September 2014, 19:09
4 voters at this point and still all to be decided. Only 3 songs remain without points now, including the one that I find surprising to still be at null points. Mentions will be made soon for those who usually vote but haven't yet. And for the 100th time, newcomers are also welcome.

revallsay
22nd September 2014, 20:10
Edward, I voted but I didn't save my votes anywhere on my computer, could you PM me them?

Edward
22nd September 2014, 20:57
PM has been sent.

EDC0708
23rd September 2014, 00:35
Voted in Eight-final 3!

greece
23rd September 2014, 16:57
Voted :3

Edward
23rd September 2014, 20:17
With 8 voters now, we no longer have any song standing with 0 points. The top 3 entries have received 7/8 in votes, so those seem unanimous in pleasing the most of us and are most likely through by now. I can tell you that a country has both songs out at the moment, just like with ::pt in EF2 ;) Can at least one song be saved by the last voters or will the outcome be the same? I think that the last voters will be deciding again. So time to throw a mention at them.. as78, CaraMia and Verjamem, please vote.

Having this said I'm guessing we're standing at 11 regular voters, newcomers seem unlikely at this point.

CaraMia
23rd September 2014, 21:16
Edward

Voted!

Edward
24th September 2014, 18:59
Results show to start in 1 hour. It seems I was wrong and we have one less voter in this round..

revallsay
24th September 2014, 20:00
Results soon!

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:01
It is time to come forward with the results of EF 3 :) Who is here? Time to go have a look at that.

henhu
24th September 2014, 20:01
I am here xcheer

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:02
I see that my Agnieszka is around :) But who else?

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:02
Nice too see you too my baltic friend :mrgreen:

revallsay
24th September 2014, 20:02
I see that my Agnieszka is around :) But who else?

you're talking to me?

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:04
You see any other lovely Polish girl around? I do not ;)

revallsay
24th September 2014, 20:06
My name is Dominika:p You can call me Doma, it's shorter and I like my nickname more;P Hehe

Ok, start with the results show!

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:09
Alright then Doma :) I do remember your name and have said to like it. I guess I am just into that tease.

Let us start then!

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:09
Seems it will just be the 3 of us for now.

revallsay
24th September 2014, 20:11
Alright then Doma :) I do remember your name and have said to like it. I guess I am just into that tease.


haha :) that's fine!

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:16
Sorry for this initial bit of a delay. There might be another one further on as it has been impossible to me to find .gifs for two of the qualified songs :? But time to reveal the first one then, which is:

https://38.media.tumblr.com/26de1559ae8215b8db8c0806960f6e0d/tumblr_n8uw3xwzMV1sjm43qo4_400.gif
::il 2010!

Satisfied with this first qualifier? :)

revallsay
24th September 2014, 20:18
Yes:) 1/10

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:23
The 2nd qualifier might come as a surprise to some. Yes, it's exactly that one you're thinking about...

http://elpingullama.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Jimmy-Vs-Diges-Vs-Roc%C3%ADo1.gif
::es 2010!

...you were thinking about this one, right?

(Don't ask me about what's going in the animated image.. :mrgreen: It is the only one I could find)

revallsay
24th September 2014, 20:27
It was like my top 12 or 13, it's ok I can live with that.

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:29
On with the 3rd qualifier then. This is a man that claims to have pride in his Balkans. Which leaves us with:

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/1232347/milan-stankovic-ovo-je-balkan-o.gif
::rs 2010

Sorry for the rather "fruity" start :mrgreen:

henhu
24th September 2014, 20:29
::il 2010 - Great song in studio version, nice qualifier!
::es 2010 - Also a nice qualifier!
::rs 2010 - Same as ^

Btw, you can easily make gifs from youtube videos in this page: Youtube to GIF | free YouTube to GIF Generator on Make A GIF (http://makeagif.com/youtube-to-gif)

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:32
Thank you henhu! For your impressions on the qualified songs so far and the link. I did say I am such a newbie at these things. You might have just saved this EF results show then :)

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:39
Time to reveal the 4th qualified song then. These are not in order, should captain obvious need to say. Could it finally be a song from 2009? I'm afraid that...

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/623093/allez-ola-ole-o.gif
::fr 2010!

...it is not! Seems that the South African world cup fever still lives on somehow. Will any of the 2009 songs qualify? Who are you expecting to qualify and who do you personally want to see up there?

revallsay
24th September 2014, 20:40
yeah!! 2/10 I love this song!

revallsay
24th September 2014, 20:41
Who are you expecting to qualify and who do you personally want to see up there?

Slovakia 2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2010 and Greece 2010 :)

henhu
24th September 2014, 20:43
::ee 2009 wasn't in this group? Can't see it in any of the groups.

I think ::ba is sure qualifier from 2009 and maybe ::pt. :)

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:48
We are halfway through now. I apologize for being a bit slower this time around. It was my birthday yesterday and I may have "overcelebrated" it...
Pace will be better for EF4, I can guarantee you. Without further delay now, 5th qualifier is...

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view2/1839071/feminnem-o.gif
::hr 2010!

Perhaps a rather unexpected one. And still no 2009 song qualified. Could it be that 2010 dominated this contest that greatly?

revallsay
24th September 2014, 20:50
that's unexpected! And happy birthday! xhug

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:53
Thank you Doma :)

revallsay
24th September 2014, 20:56
I have to go but I'll be back in 30 minutes so I'll read the results :)

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:56
::ee 2009 wasn't in this group? Can't see it in any of the groups.

I think ::ba is sure qualifier from 2009 and maybe ::pt. :)

Thank you too, once again. I do not know how I have missed that. I have to include it in the next group then somehow and restructure the competition. We will have 142 songs competing now instead. That was very timely of you, if I have missed something else do let me know. I asked for a more thorough look at the roster when we kicked off with this competition :)

Which Portugal btw? 2009 or 2010?

henhu
24th September 2014, 20:59
Which Portugal btw? 2009 or 2010?

I thought about 2009, but I wouldn't mind 2010 either.

Edward
24th September 2014, 20:59
I have to go but I'll be back in 30 minutes so I'll read the results :)

Sorry it is taking longer today :/ Have fun xkiss

My keyboard is also kind of screwed so I am needing to use the on-screen one. Makes it a pain in the ass to post..

as78
24th September 2014, 21:06
Happy for ::es 2010. One of the best ESC songs from the 10's xlove xbow
Was so worried about it...
Others... quite predictable and not a fan of them...

Edward
24th September 2014, 21:07
Time to present the 6th qualifier then:

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1232384/giorgos-alkaios-and-friends-o.gif
::gr 2010!

Still no song from 2009! Could it be..? And again I have to apologize for the .gif, I don't think that is from their ESC performance since they were wearing white? Or was that in the videoclip? It does say "Greece" at the bottom left corner. Bit confused now xthink I think this is from their National Final performance still.

Edward
24th September 2014, 21:11
Welcome aboard as78. 4 slots left...who has not been mentioned yet that you would like to be?

And a shoutout to MARCOMEN that seems to be following this xwave You're welcome to vote from the next Eight-Final onwards.

Edward
24th September 2014, 21:13
toinou03 salut aussi. Same question for you as I did for as78.

Edward
24th September 2014, 21:19
There is no use making suspense about this one. She was voted by all but one person (that now either feels shame or special :mrgreen:). Needs to be said though, being voted by most people is not synonym with being the most voted. Just remember what happened with ::bg Poli Genova last time around. Have you guessed who it is already?

https://33.media.tumblr.com/cae1f207d1dcd3789b2ff3c8a53a3a22/tumblr_n9oorhgPHc1trnzsoo4_250.gif
::sk 2010!

Indeed our beloved and ESC 2010 underrated Kristina. Still no song from 2009...

henhu
24th September 2014, 21:22
I think I didn't vote for it? I don't remember :o

I hope ::fi 2010 qualifies :)

Edward
24th September 2014, 21:22
Hey there EDC0708. Who do you still have hopes for?

EDC0708
24th September 2014, 21:26
Hey there EDC0708. Who do you still have hopes for?

Hello!
I'd like ::fi 2010 and ::rs 2009 to qualify.

as78
24th September 2014, 21:29
glad for ::sk 2010 xheart xcheer

hope for ::ba and ::pt 2009

Edward
24th September 2014, 21:31
8th qualifier features a lot of white. Could it be ::fi 2010 as henhu hopes for? Or maybe we'll finally have a 2009 song with ::ba ? It's time to know:

https://38.media.tumblr.com/13bf8c55fe3cc4ee2d78d6cf82459af5/tumblr_nbym6bFFJu1te9qdeo3_500.gif
::ba 2009!

Sorry my baltic pal ;) But I do not think you will feel bad about this one either as you revealed earlier. Only 2 spots available...who do you think that occupies them?

as78
24th September 2014, 21:36
yaay for ::ba 2009. xlove The best song from this year IMO.

if last 2 qualifiers are ::pt 2009 and ::fi 2010 I'll be very satisfied with results :D

Edward
24th September 2014, 21:38
We still have the jolly girls from ::fi 2010, the lovely ballad of ::sk 2009, the colorful entry of ::pt 2009, the other ::pt entry of 2010, the rocking song of ::mk 2010 or perhaps even that shoe song from ::rs 2009? Place your last bets.

henhu
24th September 2014, 21:45
I forgot about ::mk 2010! I hope it qualifies as long as ::fi 2010 qualifies too. :)

revallsay
24th September 2014, 21:47
Yey! OPA!! I lovee this song, so happy it got through!
Slovakia 2010, yey!!
Bosnia!!!!

SO happy with the results! I only need Slovakia 2009, but knowing my luck it'll be last :(

Edward
24th September 2014, 21:52
Let's keep it white then. No point making suspense with this one either. Indeed...

http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/9-24-2014/qo2vlt.gif
::fi 2010!

Now who grabbed that last spot?

I am happy for your happiness so far Doma :)

henhu
24th September 2014, 21:53
I think it is ::pt 2009, because I am not sure if ::pt 2010 and ::mk 2010 are popular enough. :)

CaraMia
24th September 2014, 22:09
It has to be ::pt 2009. ::ba can't be the only one from 2009... :lol:

revallsay
24th September 2014, 22:10
::sk 2009 please!

toinou03
24th September 2014, 22:33
I guess the last qualifier is a Portuguese one, no ? :D

I believe Todos as ruas do amor

Edward
24th September 2014, 22:36
Sorry for the wait. The .gif website neglected two of the .gifs I created and then I registered and tried a 3rd time and still it would neglect the .gifs I created xshrug Let's finish this then. Could henhu be right? Could it be the perfect ending for as78? Could revallsay have her 12 pointer slapping ::pt 2009 right in the face, giving continuity to the lack of success of my country at both ESC and now here? Or could it be just one of those songs mentioned earlier too? Maybe not even one of those? Will your jaws drop right at the end? Time to know:

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/5/14/1242314986032/Eurovision-finalists--Eur-004.jpg
::pt 2009!

Cannot help but go with an image instead then. I apologize that the results show took much longer than usual today. I promise things will be back to normal during the next one.

So, did you like these qualifiers? Who are you happy for? Who do you think should have passed but didn't?

The scoreboard is still coming so do not forget to check that. And I will adjust the roster in order for the next round to include Estonia 2009 that I missed somehow. Thanks for following the show and I hope you have enjoyed it once again, despite it being much slower this time around.

Edward
24th September 2014, 23:26
Here are the songs that have failed to qualify along with 9th and 10th that received the same number of points and grabbed the last positions available. Which entries could those be?

9th - ? - 26 pts
10th - ? - 26 pts

http://oi59.tinypic.com/dptlpk.jpg

Here are also the votes for songs that did not qualify of as78 that was unable to vote through scorewiz this time around:

5 pts - Slovenia 2010
4 pts - F.Y.R. of Macedonia 2010
3 pts - Croatia 2009
1 pt - Serbia 2009

So the final standings for the non qualified songs actually look like this:

11. Slovakia 2009 - Kamil Mikulčk and Nela - Let' tmou 25
12. Portugal 2010 - Filipa Azevedo - H dias assim 23
13. F.Y.R. of Macedonia 2010 - Gjoko Taneski - Jas ja imam silata 21
14. Slovenia 2010 - Ansambel Žlindra and Kalamari - Narodnozabavni rock 18
15. Serbia 2009 - Marko Kon and Milaan - Cipela 14
16. Switzerland 2010 - Michael von der Heide - Il pleut de l'or 14
17. The Netherlands 2010 - Sieneke - Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie) 7
18. F.Y.R. of Macedonia 2009 - Next Time - Nešto što kje ostane 7
19. Croatia 2009 - Igor Cukrov feat. Andrea - Lijepa Tena 4
20. Latvia 2009 - Intars Busulis - Probka 4

Songs with the same number of points were untied through the "bigger number of voters" criteria. So that is why Latvia is placed last instead of Croatia.

More than a handful of people must be satisfied with these results, since 6 (out of 10) is exactly the number of people that qualified all but 2 of their voted songs. Congratulations to henhu, EscGeek, Hele., toinou03, greece and CaraMia. From these the happiest one must be Hele., if you add up the numbers of her votes for songs that didn't qualify.

Slovakia 2009 received more sets of 12 points than all of the songs that qualified, except for the one that ended up in first place. Really unfortunate.

Personally I am ok with these results. My top 2 did not go through, it is a fact, but I really do not like Filipa Azevedo's song as much as I did when I compiled my ESC ranks earlier this year. I still use them though and that explains the 12. I am that stubborn, yes :mrgreen:
I feel more sorry for the eternally underrated F.Y.R. of Macedonia and Slovenia 2010 entries. I can understand that rock is not big among most Eurovision fans and that might help explaining the lack of success of the first but I do not get it about the Slovenian song. It always puts me in a good mood. EscGeek you did not vote for it, how come? IOTAP
And of course, Let' tmou too deserved more of a spot there than some other songs that have qualified instead.

The nation I was referring to before the results show was indeed ::mk. Just like ::pt in EF2 it has now both songs eliminated. The song that surprised me not going through or at least ranking higher is Cipela. I was under the impression that it is one of those "funny" songs that people like around here. I'll take this opportunity to ask as78 whether he is really Latvian? Because I have seen you posting things around as if you were a Swede. It confuses me a bit. In case you really are then the reason why I am asking this is to know why you were not "patriot" about Probka? :mrgreen: Of course none of us has to like every song from our own country so I ask this more for curiosity, wanting to know why you think the song is not good enough. Debate is encouraged for this contest, just like it is at Hele.'s game. So let us trade more impressions instead of just saying that we like x and dislike y ;)

Fixing the roster and thread title now. EF4 lineup will be posted tomorrow.

as78
24th September 2014, 23:43
Very satisfied with the last 2 qualifiers xcheer
Good results overall, despite some not so good songs in, all my favorites I really cared about qualified. xcheer

Thank you Edward for the show and accepting my votes despite problems this time xrunhug

EscGeek
25th September 2014, 07:14
this aren't my votes!:o I gave 12 to latvia and 10 to serbia

greece
25th September 2014, 18:18
Let' Tmou again fail to qualify in 3 games in a row X-OI And in the last two it came 11th :')

From the qualifiers, I don't really like ::pt 2009 and ::gr 2010




Yaay for ::pt 2010 flopping xyaaay :mrgreen:

Edward
25th September 2014, 21:04
this aren't my votes!:o I gave 12 to latvia and 10 to serbia

I did wonder for a while why you hadn't voted for Cipela. That seemed weird but I thought that maybe you just were tired of the song by now or so. Looking at the votes now, yeah, that doesn't seem the way in which you would have voted. The votes weren't lined up like that however (order of appearance) so there was some moving around. Either you did that or someone else did it for you. But what can I do now, you asked me if your votes had been saved and ScoreWiz doesn't lie xshrug Perhaps PM me how you would have voted and I'll see what I can do. It's not my fault, that is for sure.

I was already planning of postponing the posting of EF4 for either tonight/tomorrow/day after tomorrow because of lack of time. But now we have this situation here...let's see what everyone else who takes part in the game has to say and maybe reconsider this EF. Otherwise it'll have to stand as it is.

EscGeek
25th September 2014, 21:26
PM has been sent ;)

Tired of Cipela? Don't be silly.You're embarrasing yourself :lol:

the votes should in sync with this (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwAwS_KZycwm_OP53zXNCp0m9OspDzWCh)8-)

#ShamelessSelfPromotion :lol:

EDC0708
25th September 2014, 21:34
Perhaps it would be fairest to keep the current 10 qualifiers as through, and then give a wildcard to any songs that would have qualified with the correct votes?

revallsay
25th September 2014, 21:35
As far as I'm concern, you can just change EscGeek's votes to the right one and then see how the table looks. If there are changes you should change the qualifiers bbut it there is no change, then am... you don't change anything:P

Edward
26th September 2014, 19:53
xgaah

I did a recount of the votes and was going to announce that now with EscGeek votes we have ::sk 2009 qualifying instead of ::es 2010. I even went through the trouble of creating a .gif for it. But then I reminded myself that I still had as78 votes through PM to add up. Which meant that again ::sk 2009 would not be qualified and that ::es 2010 kept among the qualified songs. I'm sorry for the people who have voted for Let' tmou, myself included. This paragraph should have been written at the bottom as a "PS" as it's being added after what's been written below but my frustration at the moment is too big to let it there at the end as if this wasn't kind of a big deal and a great amount of wasted time for me T(). Please focus when you are using scorewiz the next time, everyone.

Thank you for your input. I have decided to accept EscGeek's actual votes. The reasons why I'm doing this are: a) if it happened the same to me, I would have preferred this way b) I don't want to alienate EscGeek from our current voters, we are already not so many c) I haven't decided yet if I will be attributing wildcards after the EF's and d) It's really no one's fault that this happened. The votes were saved and there's no reason why we should keep votes that EscGeek didn't want to attribute in the first place.

But next time that anyone has the slightest problem with scorewiz, please ask me on the thread if I have got your votes. If you feel the wrong ones might have been saved instead of the right ones, then send me a PM with how you voted just to make sure we don't have to go through this again. Are we clear about this? Everyone's ok with this final decision?

Having this said, and as mentioned before, this means that there is no change in qualified songs.

This also means that the non-qualified songs along with song at the bottom that did qualify look like this now:

10th place - ? - 32 pts

11th place - ::sk 2009 - 30 pts
12th place - ::rs 2009 - 23 pts
13th place - ::pt 2010 - 22 pts
14th place - ::mk 2010 - 22 pts
15th place - ::sl 2010 - 18 pts
16th place - ::lv 2009 - 16 pts
17th place - ::nl 2010 - 7 pts
18th place - ::mk 2009 - 7 pts
19th place - ::ch 2010 - 7 pts
20th place - ::hr 2009 - 4 pts

Also I take back my congratulations to EscGeek for managing to get an 8/10. With your actual votes you got a 6/10 instead.

Ok, that's it...posting EF4 now..

Edward
26th September 2014, 19:59
Right, I forgot to add. Songs that EscGeek voted for and did not qualify were:

12 pts - Latvia 2009
10 pts - Serbia 2009
5 pts - Slovakia 2009
1 pt - F.Y.R. of Macedonia 2010

greece
26th September 2014, 20:03
xgaah

I did a recount of the votes and was going to announce that now with EscGeek votes we have ::sk 2009 qualifying instead of ::es 2010. I even went through the trouble of creating a .gif for it. But then I reminded myself that I still had as78 votes through PM to add up. Which meant that again ::sk 2009 would not be qualified and that ::es 2010 kept among the qualified songs. I'm sorry for the people who have voted for Let' tmou, myself included. This paragraph should have been written at the bottom as a "PS" as it's being added after what's been written below but my frustration at the moment is too big to let it there at the end as if this wasn't kind of a big deal and a great amount of wasted time for me T().


The feels :'(

EscGeek
26th September 2014, 20:29
sorry for the trouble :oops:

revallsay
26th September 2014, 20:31
Edward, maybe you should make a wild card final? All songs that ended up 11th would compete, wouldn't that be nice? Yes, let's do it!

Plus, I think you should stop using scorewidz (or however its name is) and make a table in Excel like I do for my contest. You only have to make formulas and write every vote by hand, but it's very accurate and probability of making a mistake is small. You only have to pay attention when you type the vote int the table :)

Edward
26th September 2014, 21:19
On with the 4th Eight-Final then...we can say that we're already halfway through with those. For this EF we'll have 21 songs instead 20 because I was timely informed that I had forgotten about ::ee 2009 entry. It joins ::fr and ::ru as one of the 2009 edition representatives therefore. Again we pick from 3 different ESC editions (2009, 2008 and 2007 this time around) as we did with EF2. 10 songs qualify as always. Here's the line-up:

1 - ::ee 2009 Urban Symphony - Rndajad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgGiVnhfXs0)
2 - ::fr 2009 Patricia Kaas - Et s'il fallait le faire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7zdlo8OrJg)
3 - ::ru 2009 Anastasiya Prikhodko - Mamo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5kKOVoO55g)
4 - ::me 2008 Stefan Filipović - Zauvijek volim te (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmD2vV1ffwU)
5 - ::ee 2008 Kreisiraadio - Leto svet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRh9PzNYD-8)
6 - ::sm 2008 Miodio - Complice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJO1iA_R95U)
7 - ::be 2008 Ishtar - O julissi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2IXuAO3jHY)
8 - ::sl 2008 Rebeka Dremelj - Vrag naj vzame (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNfKA2olCSk)
9 - ::ba 2008 Laka - Pokuaj (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab6gZuOoQRs)
10 - ::fi 2008 Tersbetoni - Miss miehet ratsastaa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_jrXSCxMbQ)
11 - ::ro 2008 Nico and Vlad - Pe-o margine de lume (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fQ760h829s)
12 - ::tr 2008 Mor ve tesi - Deli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OO7Lo6rZiU)
13 - ::al 2008 Olta Boka - Zemrn e lam peng (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjq20IxwEfM)
14 - ::ch 2008 Paolo Meneguzzi - Era stupendo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgNU5_htNXk)
15 - ::hr 2008 Kraljevi ulice and 75 cents - Romanca (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfTQUAeSj8A)
16 - ::cy 2008 Evdokia Kadi - Femme fatale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m2HZD3eXfI)
17 - ::pt 2008 Vnia Fernandes - Senhora do mar (Negras guas) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfVori_HmLI)
18 - ::rs 2008 Jelena Tomaević feat. Bora Dugić - Oro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMt5RCrl8qM)
19 - ::bg 2007 Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankoulov - Water (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPISaq047x4)
20 - ::cy 2007 Evridiki - Comme ci, comme a (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM9Co0NEfAw)
21 - ::me 2007 Steven Faddy - 'Ajde, kroči (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MjdvUVHCDk)

You can vote here (http://tummiweb.com/scorewiz/rsvp/102067/gHSqY) until monday at 17h CET. That's right, I'm moving the deadline to an hour earlier from now on, hope that everyone is ok with this. If not, let me know and come up with a suggestion of a time that you think would suit you (and others) best. Results show will be at 18h CET, which is more important and what I meant more with asking if everyone is ok with since the DDL has obviously been respected and well accepted so far. If you have problems with scorewiz, keep in mind what I've written in these last couple of posts concerning EF3. I hope this round can go on without incidents.

I personally think that it's still a bit of a tough EF despite it only featuring songs that already belong to the last decade. What do you think? Did you have a hard time voting? Looking forward to see how you spread your points around for this EF. So (you can) vote for the winners! ;) Starting now.

Edward
26th September 2014, 21:35
Edward, maybe you should make a wild card final? All songs that ended up 11th would compete, wouldn't that be nice? Yes, let's do it!

Plus, I think you should stop using scorewidz (or however its name is) and make a table in Excel like I do for my contest. You only have to make formulas and write every vote by hand, but it's very accurate and probability of making a mistake is small. You only have to pay attention when you type the vote int the table :)

What do you mean? We have 7 eight-finals. Meaning seven 11th places. The quarter-finals will feature again 20 songs total competing against each other. You need to be more precise with what you had in mind there. I said before that I already don't know how I'll do this. It's something I'll only give serious thought into when we reach quarter-finals stage. But as it seems your idea already has a bit of support, I sure would consider it. Just please explain better what you meant :)

I still think scorewiz is the best thing to use for these sort of contests. Only yours and EYCC don't make use of it. I find Excel more troublesome and that it would also give me more hard work. Scorewiz is really simple, you just have to be really careful when making your votes. You just have to drag the entries you like around and put it alongside the respective points. The only trouble I've had so far was precisely from outside scorewiz, not within. I don't want my inbox to be flooded with votes either, so I'm going to keep it. The usual mistake is that people are not focused enough when opening the voting link for the first time. This can be avoided in the future if you have failed to do so once in the past. The problem we had with EscGeek...there was probably nothing we could have done about it. I could have thrown a "wtf dude, you love Cipela and now you give it 0 points?" but people are free to change their tastes and even then it would have been none of my business if he had done it xshrug Most of the questions I throw around this thread to encourage debate are already ignored anyway. So just stop whatever else you're doing when opening that scorewiz voting link and take 2-3 mins to make sure that you are doing it right ;)

CaraMia
26th September 2014, 21:39
::es 2010 :(

Voted for this round. The presence of ::ee 2009 changes everything! :p

EscGeek
26th September 2014, 21:43
where's Rodolfo???:confused:

henhu
26th September 2014, 21:57
Voted in Eight-Final 4! A very strong group, many songs that I like missed my vote :(

revallsay
26th September 2014, 23:05
What do you mean? We have 7 eight-finals. Meaning seven 11th places. The quarter-finals will feature again 20 songs total competing against each other. You need to be more precise with what you had in mind there. I said before that I already don't know how I'll do this. It's something I'll only give serious thought into when we reach quarter-finals stage. But as it seems your idea already has a bit of support, I sure would consider it. Just please explain better what you meant :)


I mean, we would choose one ong of those seven 11th places:)

Edward
27th September 2014, 22:57
CaraMia why sad for ::es 2010? It's still going through. Maybe you misread me there.

EscGeek Like I wrote when I started this contest (and maybe you didn't read) I'm following the languages listed on wikipedia for the songs literally. Rodolfo's song features some English lyrics, so it will be featured on the "Mixed with English" contest that I said I would start once this one is finished.

revallsay I think we need more than just one song being brought back, so that wouldn't work out, I'm afraid. Unless you have done the maths for me and call tell me otherwise. Like I said, there's no need to hurry or think about this now, when the time is right I will say what we're doing then.

Edward
27th September 2014, 23:24
Time to make a balance about the first day of voting then once more. We're standing on 5 voters right now and there's already a clear leader. 3 songs have been voted by all of us so far. That's also the number of songs that haven't been voted by anyone so far (one of those can be considered a bit surprising once again). One song was voted by all but one person but received very little points and is sitting on 11th place right now consequently. I did tell you to think about how to spread your points fairly to make sure that the songs you really care for still go through...don't be surprised or disappointed then if one of those songs you'd have liked to be qualified isn't after all ;)
Also, it's still premature to say with certainty but top 4 seems be on the right way to make it through. From 6th to 9th place we have again 3 (what's with this number this weekend? It's the also the 3rd time I'm referring to it on this post) songs all tied with 19 points.
Later half which still has to vote will obviously be deciding this. There's still a little less than 48h left to vote, so go ahead and do it if you haven't yet :)

CaraMia
28th September 2014, 15:14
Edward Yes, now I read it again and I can see I misread it! :oops:

revallsay
28th September 2014, 15:18
I will vote tomorrow or later today :)

voted :)

Edward
28th September 2014, 18:56
Time to make mentions for those who haven't voted yet then. Hele., greece and EDC0708, please vote until the deadline. Also a last mention for Verjamem, haven't heard from him ever since EF2.

greece
28th September 2014, 19:32
I totaly forgot it :oops:

I will vote tomorrow

Edward
28th September 2014, 23:19
Ok greece, but don't forget that the DDL ends earlier this time. You have until 17 CET ;)

greece
29th September 2014, 17:04
Finally voted xcheer

Edward
29th September 2014, 17:32
I see someone new reading this thread. Would you like to vote Jalro99? Hele. is still missing and I suppose it's pointless to count on Verjamem anymore. Anyone else who reads this and would like to vote still has a bit less than 30 minutes to do it.

Edward
29th September 2014, 18:09
Big thanks to Hele. for still making it on time xkiss The deadline has now expired and it's time for this host of yours to do some magic and prepare an ever original results show in about one hour. Hope to see some of you here at 18 CET then. Until then xsalute

Edward
29th September 2014, 18:52
Ok, we're going to be a bit late because I need to come up with 4 .gifs. We'll be starting 10-15 mins after initially planned time. Sorry for this inconvenience.

revallsay
29th September 2014, 19:02
Arrrr, I though itd start earlier today, damn it! I have to find something to do with that 10-15 minutes.

Edward
29th September 2014, 19:15
Might be another 5, 10 minutes tops still. Sorry :\ Looking at the bright side we'll be starting closer to the time used for the previous EF's and that usually means there's always at least 2 or 3 of you around, not sure how this would turn out today.

revallsay
29th September 2014, 19:31
And?

Edward
29th September 2014, 19:35
Sorry once again. A certain .gif is being a pain in the ass to get done. I don't get it. It says that it's being processed and then throws me back to the homepage of the website and the .gif is nowhere to be seen xshrug You do .gifs now and use the same website, ever had this problem happening?

revallsay
29th September 2014, 19:39
I use this one:
Youtube to GIF | free YouTube to GIF Generator on Make A GIF (http://makeagif.com/youtube-to-gif/)

I just paste the youtube url and hit 'load video', once it's loaded, I set the bar to the seconds/minutes I want my gif to begin in and then hit 'ok/something' button. I wait and when the gif is ready, it pops on that site and I right-click it and save it to my computer and use http:/imgur.com/ to upload it. I am not a good person to explain anything but I hope you get it:)

Edward
29th September 2014, 19:43
I know the process, there was no need to explain but thanks anyway :) Finally I got it done. I just start to think that some videos on YouTube have some anti-.gif protection or else I don't see why it would work with one video of the same song and not with another. Could also be from the tagging and naming on the website, maybe it's word sensitive. Or else the site's just being a plain bitch to me, which seems the more simple way to put it down :) Anyway, let's get this started then...going to take a look to see who's around as usual.

revallsay
29th September 2014, 19:45
I'm here;)

Edward
29th September 2014, 19:48
And I thank you for that and for being patient once again. Seems that besides you only EscGeek is around currently. Let's hope that others come joining along as the show progresses. Alright then, ready to start?

Edward
29th September 2014, 19:59
Time to finally unfold this Eight-Final 4 at last then. Welcome to the results show and sorry for the delay, once again. I have something to say before revealing the last qualifier...and that is, the fact that 11th placed song got the same points as 10th and 9th songs. I just went along with scorewize's way of breaking the tie, which meant that having all of the songs had the same number of voters (5 for each), the entries with the higher attributed points by a single person got the priority. It's something I agree with and that I expect you not to oppose to either. Will you like what it determined though? ;)
But moving on, first qualifier is...

https://33.media.tumblr.com/b6658fc00396ab3772300c40059d5804/tumblr_mnzuoiAM041qcpop2o4_250.gif
::bg 2007!

I'm aware that animated image is from their 2013 return but I just liked it better and it seemed like a good one to start the show with. Happy for this qualifier? Unhappy? Share your emotions with your host ;)

EscGeek
29th September 2014, 20:07
yeah,i'm around...more or less

http://www.musick8.com/product_images/SurfinTheNet.jpg

Edward
29th September 2014, 20:08
Moving on then. The 2nd qualifier thinks that it would be great...to qualify...know who I mean with that tip? ;)

https://38.media.tumblr.com/ad9e020cc4e68a4be4ff51ace70bd2e2/tumblr_nalz7fQky71sjm43qo4_400.gif
::ch 2008!

Si, era stupendo! How about this one? Like it, dislike it? Any reaction? :p

henhu
29th September 2014, 20:08
::bg 2007 - nice qualifier!!
::ch 2008 - Not bad, but I think there were better songs (not sure if I voted for it)

Edward
29th September 2014, 20:09
More or less? Hope I got your votes right this time. henhu xwave

revallsay
29th September 2014, 20:10
::ch 2008 one of two song I really liked in this edition. My 12 pointer has no chances though :(

EscGeek
29th September 2014, 20:10
era stupido! (geez,i'm so clever)

Edward
29th September 2014, 20:16
Never say never. I hate that saying that has become associated with a certain sample of an artist...but let's move on. Time for the 3rd qualifier:

http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/9-29-2014/q5hk1v.gif
::al 2008!

Perhaps a bit unexpected for a couple you ;) Others will like. Reactions and commentaries are always welcome as you know already.

revallsay
29th September 2014, 20:17
i voted for it, glad it qualified:)