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    London Calling: Personal Bests, Milestones and Number 8 Only weeks are separating us from the Grand Final of the 2017 Totallympics Annual International Song Contest, and it promises to be nothing short of spectacular as 35 nations will fight it out to earn the honor of having the best song. Though it's not all about winning, as some nations may be looking just to have their best performance ever. 35 nations will compete in the upcoming contest, a record since the transition to the new forum, but also an overall record for the TISC Annual contests. Every nation will aim to get points from the other 34, but how many points do you need to beat you personal best, or even "personal worst" in this case? Here it is. A graph has three segments. Blue arrows represent how many points a nation needs to get to match their average performance over the years. Top of the each black line represents the points needed to match the personal best, while the bottom of the each line represents the points needed to match the personal worst. Exact points for each of the three aspects are given in the table below. So what do we see in this graph. Well, first of all, another proof of Irish dominance. There are only 5 nations whose best ever performance is better than Irish average one (those are GBR, GER, FRA, ITA and MEX)! Moreover, if we take a look at Ireland's "worst" performance, it is still higher than the best ever performance from 10 other nations competing here. But it's not all about Ireland. One nation that stands out is just about the most consistent one, Portugal. They need 75 points for the best ever, and 64 for the worst ever result! In all of their three participations they finished on very similar points. Totallympics' very own Mr. Consistency One nation is missing from all this however, the "wild card" Iran, our only debutante this year. No history records can help us pinpoint their performance, but we will take a look at what Iran needs to do to be the most successful debutante ever (excluding the nations that debuted at the very first contest). But let me tell you, getting a crown for being the best debutante ever is no easy task. When Colombia debuted back at the 2014 TISC Open contest, they earned massive 228 points and finished second. Some of the most successful debutantes also include Switzerland (5th place at the 2014 TISC Open) and Australia (6th place at the 2014 TISC Annual). It appears as though first time performers have never won this thing however, excluding the very first contest of course. Milestones Now we take a look at some of the milestones that are bound to happen at the 2017 TISC Annual contest. First of all, our British hosts should get their 1000th point in TISC history. As of now, they are on 996 points, so just about the first voters may wrap this up. Hosting this contest should make this milestone even more special to the team GB. Some of the smaller, personal milestones, include the possibility (probability) of reaching their 500th TISC point for team Argentina (497 as of now) and Greece (459). There are also some of the overall milestones bound to be reached. Indonesia, which will open the voting proceedings on April 29 will also become the 250th jury to present their votes. Also, 20000th overall TISC point will be awarded in this edition. It will be awarded by the jury number 8 in the voting order, Algeria. More specifically, it will go to the nation that gets 8 points from Algeria. Notice the recurring theme? Well, I guess we should keep an eye on number 8 in the Grand Final of this, the 8th edition of TISC.
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    Hi guys, I'm at work right now (Saturday is workday in Iran lol) but managed to find few minutes to post my votes
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    It would be cool to see @vinipereira making logo for his own contest this time.
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    One last thing to do... reveal the Scoreboard: 0 / 35 Juries Voted Jury Voting: Netherlands 0 Indonesia 0 Finland 0 Romania 0 Argentina 0 Slovenia 0 Great Britain 0 Ireland 0 Morocco 0 Russia 0 Mexico 0 Croatia 0 United States 0 Slovakia 0 Tunisia 0 Algeria 0 Portugal 0 Lithuania 0 Canada 0 Malta 0 France 0 Iran 0 Greece 0 Moldova 0 New Zealand 0 Bulgaria 0 Azerbaijan 0 Kazakhstan 0 Germany 0 India 0 Brazil 0 Denmark 0 Serbia 0 Poland 0 Italy 0 Remember the contest begins tomorrow morning at 10:30 UK time (GMT+1)! I hope to see you all there! Goodbye for now!
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    And with that we have a special guest and new Totallympics member I hear to open the contest! "It is with great pride I declare the 2017 Totallympics Annual International Song Contest open" Thank you everyone for joining us tonight for the Opening Ceremony!!
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    wow 4th place ! and just 1 point away from the podium. have to say I didn't expect that at all. actually I would be happy with just not finishing last to me that was a very good music but I didn't expect non-Persian speakers to vote for that. I was somehow following the thread in evening, was kind of busy to write anything myself but that was fun, thanks everybody who voted for Iran
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    12 and 11 for Brazil and Netherland. How much did you pay for this? @heywoodu
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    If nobody from Slovenia shows up, I wonder if Slovakia wants to announce the results! I think we could pull it off without anyone realising!
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    Anyone excited for the Grand Final? TISC analytics will continue the tradition of following the leader's average score per jury. Most of the updates to come on judging breaks. Let's not forget The Committee of Key Nations (nations that always give some points to the eventual winner). 7 of those are competing here. Draw has been quite favourable, with most of them coming later on. And here's a map of voting. Good luck everyone.
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    Scenes at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton - where the thousands of British TISC fans have just found out GB has won!
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    Well, do you wanna go the seaside? Because that's where Totallympics is heading, to the coastal city and home to the Kooks, it's ....
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    COMHAIRLE NAN EILEAN SIAR (SCO) Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is a council/county area that covers the Western Isles of Scotland, including the Outer Hebrides, it is a part of Scotland I definitely want to visit, but have never had a chance so I am very jealous of the delegations who get to stay here. For the next week this county will be home to Tunisia @amen09@tuniscof and Ireland @OlympicIRL, the founders and next host of the contest, maybe they can have a meeting about the future of the contest on the islands! Tunisia - Isle of Lewis (Outer Hebrides) The Tunisian delegation will make the Isle of Lewis their new home for the coming days. The Isles of Lewis is located at the Northern tip of the Outer Hebrides and therefore, as the picture suggests, the Northern Lights can be seen at certain times of the year from the Island. Also shown in the picture are the Callanish Stones, a ritual site during the Bronze Age, one tradition goes that the stones are petrified giants who refused to convert to Christianity, whilst the history might be disputed they are definitely a maginficant site. And this is where the Tunisian delegation will be staying, seriously, these ancient houses have been rennovated and are now a holiday accomodation site on the shores of the Atlantic (Garenin blackhouse village), not advised to go paddling in these waters! Ireland - St Kilda The beautiful, now uninhabited, Island of St Kilda will be home to Ireland for the coming days. The Island has a sad past, as the last surviving residents were evacuated from the island during WW2 after centuries of human inhabitation. The island itself is now a world heristage site and has a history of Vikings, Druids, raids and resistence. However life on the island is incredibly challenging, as brutal storms can strike the island. St Kilda may not have many humans left, but that has been more than replaced by wildlife! Thousands of seabirds flock to the island as a breeding ground, but because of the salt spray and strong winds, no trees grow on the island. We hope a storm doesn't trap the most sucsessful TISC nation of all time on the island for the grand final, or was that the scheming plan of the hosts all along...
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    COUNTY LONDONDERRY (NIR) County Londonderry is located in Northern Ireland and has the motto - help comes from the Lord - a reminder of the strong Catholic community in this part of Northern Ireland. For the next week this county will be home to Indonesia @Griff88 and France @Benolympique@Bohemia, with the nations enjoying contrasting urban/rural experiences. Indonesia - Londonderry The city of Londonderry, often known as Derry, on the banks of the Foyle river will be home to the Indonesian delegation for the coming days. Derry remains the only completely intact walled city in Ireland and these walls were bult in the 17th Century by the English and Scottish as defences. The city is often called The Maiden City, because the city walls have never been breached, despite a 105 day attempt in 1689. Derry was also where The Troubles in Northern Ireland began, with the Battle of the Bogside, but it was also part of the end, as many historians think a ceasefire was negotiated in Derry before any national agreement was reached. The city is also home to 1 of 15 World Peace Flame Monuments, that was unveiled by Martin Luther King's son and was lit by children from both communities. Derry has also become a hotspot for culture, after being UK Capital of Culture in 2013. One of these events is the Big Tickle Comedy Festival that has attracted big names like Dara O Briain over the years. We hope that Indonesia will be able to enjoy some comedy whilst they are here, but they may need to listen well as the accent can be quite thick in these parts! France - Binevenagh Mountain Team France will be based at Binevenagh Mountain, which has been used as a filming location for Game of Thrones. The mountain has a highest point of nearly 400m and has been classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The mountain is commonly used for Air Sports like Gliding and fishing, as an artificial lake at the top of the mountain is a popular destination for trout fishermen. The mountain is a popular destination for walkers and we hope the French delgation enjoy the amazing views from the peak of the mountain, but they'll need to muster the energy to climb the mountain first! For those of us not lucky enough to be based at Binevenagh, here is a little taster of what it is like...
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    Voting Schedule ORDER NATION HOST TIME LOCAL TIME 1 Indonesia 10:30 16:30 2 Romania 10:45 12:45 3 Slovenia 11:00 12:00 4 Ireland 11:15 11:15 5 Russia 11:30 13:30 6 Croatia 11:45 12:45 7 Slovakia 12:00 13:00 8 Algeria 12:15 12:15 9 Lithuania 12:30 14:30 LUNCH 12:45-13:30 10 Malta 13:30 14:30 11 Iran 13:45 17:15 12 Moldova 14:00 16:00 13 Bulgaria 14:15 16:15 14 Kazakhstan 14:30 19:30 15 India 14:45 19:15 16 Denmark 15:00 16:00 17 Poland 15:15 16:15 18 Netherlands 15:30 16:30 19 Finland 15:45 17:45 BREATHER 16:00-16:30 20 Argentina 16:30 12:30 21 Great Britain 16:45 16:45 22 Morocco 17:00 17:00 23 Mexico 17:15 11:15 24 United States 17:30 12:30 25 Tunisia 17:45 17:45 26 Portugal 18:00 18:00 27 Canada 18:15 13:15 28 France 18:30 19:30 DINNER 18:45-19:45 29 Greece 19:45 21:45 30 New Zealand 20:00 07:00 31 Azerbaijan 20:15 23:15 32 Germany 20:30 21:30 33 Brazil 20:45 16:45 34 Serbia 21:00 22:00 35 Italy 21:15 22:15
  19. 4 points
    When you have more points than Ireland for the first time in history...
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    lol. The end. Thanks all for congratulations. We will be good hosts
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    Second time I awarded 11 points to Kensington and not a cent to show for it But my reward is new found music that I listen again and again
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    You mean they are two different countries? That is news to me!
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    Let us start discussing the final results of TAISC 2017
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    To begin this ceremony we will rise, rise into the skies above the city of Brighton, look out along the Sussex coast, inland to the South Downs and out to the English Channel and mainland Europe and the world beyond. But look, now we are at the top of the tallest moving observation tower in the world, the i360, what can we see? In the distance the Irish delegation are boarding a raft leaving the island of St Kilda, we can see the Mexican and Moldovan delegations finishing their hike along Glyndwr's Way, we can see the Lithuania team's hot air baloon landing by the Clifton Suspension Bridge, we can see Potugal at the highest point in Britain and we can see Algeria in a bad mood counting down the seconds until they can leave the Giant's Causeway. So now is the time to bring the delegations of the world together and welcome the entire Totallympic's community to Brighton. So without further ado, let us welcome the delagtions to Brighton, region by region, welcoming them to the contest with a parade of nations, led by a cultural anthem from their host region.
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    THE HIGHLANDS (SCO) The Highlands is not technically a county, but it is a region of Scotland that is truely stunning. It will be the base for Portugal @kungshamra71 and Croatia @dcro. Portugal we expect a photo from the top, you don't have long to climb it either, so you might want to cheat and take the cable car. Portugal - Ben Nevis (highest point in Britain) Croatia - Dunoon (home of the Highland Games)
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    A couple of thank yous at the end of the final! Big thank you to @OlympicIRL for his eternal help as guardian of the Totallympics Song Contest and for making the fantastic scoreboard! Another big thank you to @vinipereira for the logo he created - it was beautiful! And a big thank you to everyone on the forum and the people who got involved today who make the hours of template making so worthwhile when there is such a fantastic day at the end!
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    We've done another fantastic job in our secret work of deciding the winners of the contest. The travels to the other Committee Member Nations have not been for nothing.
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    Congratulations , and ! Thanks to all who votes for Greece!
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    35 / 35 Juries Voted Jury Voting: ITA Netherlands 97 Indonesia 83 Finland 15 Romania 63 Argentina 78 Slovenia 78 Great Britain 186 Ireland 58 Morocco 100 Russia 26 Mexico 80 Croatia 70 United States 58 Slovakia 56 Tunisia 88 Algeria 96 Portugal 107 Lithuania 115 Canada 29 Malta 124 France 70 Iran 135 Greece 32 Moldova 73 New Zealand 124 Bulgaria 69 Azerbaijan 10 Kazakhstan 23 Germany 49 India 57 Brazil 142 Denmark 50 Serbia 137 Poland 49 Italy 103 CURRENT TOP 5 POSITIONS 1 Great Britain 186 2 Brazil 142 3 Serbia 137 4 Iran 136 5 Malta 124 What a perfect end to a fantastic contest! Congratulations to myself for winning (slightly odd)! Congratulations to Brazil for finishing second and winning the medal table and congratulaions to Serbia on a fantastic third, could have been second had they not given their highest points to their main rival! Also, Malta sneaks into 5th place after a tie-break with New Zealand. Both had points from 18 juries, but Malta had two 12 points to New Zealand's one. Thank you for everyone who has joined in today and I hope you've enjoyed the contest today! It wasn't quite the close finish we would've liked, but nevertheless there was excitement all the way through! (BTW if the adding up looks wrong on this scoreboard it is not! It is just correcting a couple of mistakes along the way! Sorry for any problems caused as some countries have gone up and some down)
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    WOW Thanks to all who voted for us! Such a great result!
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    NEW ZEALAND Kia Ora Peretānia! Hello Totallympics! It is always a fun to be part of the TISC. Our host put an impressive effort and did very well organizing the contest. This year, Kiwi votes are as follows: Jury Scorecard: Brazil 10 Portugal 9 Ireland 8 Argentina 7 Netherlands 6 Denmark 5 Malta 4 Mexico 3 Iran 2 Algeria 1
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    Exist the same chances to appear online the jury of Morocco than im the reincarnation of Buddha.
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    ALGERIA Jury Scorecard: THE SILVER MEDALIST AND THE 11 POINTS THE BRONZE MEDALIST AND THE 10 POINTS كانت أحسن 12 أغنية من إختيار الجزائر ...حظ سعيد للجميع that was the best 12 songs of Algeria's choice ... Good luck to everyone
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    Good morning Totallympics from sunny Brighton!! As the sun rises on the city this morning all the delegations are ready and waiting to find out have they won the contest? The venue for today's contest will be the amazing Brighton Dome: And with that we are ready to begin the voting! Hello Totallympics, hello Asia, hello Indonesia! Please can can you kick off the voting?
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    If Brighton's music scene has impressed you so far, there's more of that to come! But the next part of the ceremony is very significant in Brighton. Brighton is a city that is very eco-conscious, it is where the Green Party has their only MP and this environmentally friendly community have come up with an excellent way to reuse waste - to use it as musical instruments! Yes, the amazing Stomp percussion group were founded in Brighton in the 1990s and here with a domestic recycling performance that is genius in so many ways is Stomp.
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    That was the Parade of Nations, but there is one more obstacle to overcome before competing nations will be fully welcomed to the contest! It is the infamous BRIGHTON BIG BALLS: Once our competitors can overcome this challenge then they are truely ready to take on the musical marathon that is the Totallympics Song Contest!
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    THE NORTH AZERBAIJAN INDIA IRAN ITALY NETHERLANDS NEW ZEALAND
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    Welcome to the 2017 Totallympics Annual International Song Contest Opening Ceremony! There is only one possible way to open this contest and that is to celebrate the reason why we are here, in Britain, today. That reason is Birdy and Rhodes with their stunning song Let it all go. So everyone enjoy this special performance from last years winners, Birdy and Rhodes....
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    LONDON (SE) London, our capital and largest city, will be home to Brazil @titicow @vinipereira and @Federer91. But we will be sending our delegations to parts of London you may not have sene before... Brazil - Camden Town Bulgaria - Clapham
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    Sussex (SE) Sussex is a county in South East England, also known as Sussex-by-the-sea, and is technically divided into 2 (East and West Sussex - with the City of Brighton and Hove diving the two) and will be home to Serbia @DaniSRB@dareza and @rybak. As this is my home county you'll be treated to two of my favourite spots - so enjoy! With West Wittering do beware - on a sunny day most of the surrounding villages flock to the beach and it can be infested with people - but you shoudl be alright at this time of year. Serbia, your choice of Alfriston is a timy village in East Sussex, but it is beautiful! It is surrounded by rolling hills and the beach is just a few minutes walk down the road - it is one of the most picturesque villages I have ever been to! There is currently a big campaign in the village to stop the council putting in traffic lights as they will ruin the image of the village! Poland - West Witterings Serbia - Alfriston
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    CORNWALL (SW) Cornwall is located on the South Western most tip of the UK, with the landmark of Lands End, which marks the most westerly part of the UK. For the next week this county will be home to Slovakia @hckosice and Slovenia @justony, it was a pairing that was too good to miss, hopefully it doesn't confuse the Cornish people as much as it seems to confuse the UK media! Slovakia - Scilly Isles There is a long journey in store for the Slovakian delegation, but it is totally worth it! The Scilly Isles, located 45km off the coast of Cornwall, have been compared with Caribbean Islands for their white sand and blue sea beaches. The archipeligo contains 150 islands, of which 5 are inhabited, with the main island being St Mary's island. The biodiversity of the Scilly Isles is unique from the UK mainland, due to the complex climate and more than half of the Islands have been decalred Sites of Special Scientific Interest. But the Isles are not just a tranquil paradise, the Western Rocks are known as the graveyard, as many ships have been destroyed by the rocks, British, German and American ships have all come a cropper against the rocks of Scilly. In fact there have been more shipwrecks around the shores of Scilly than anywhere else in the world! The World Pilot Gig Championships are held in the Scilly Isles every year and they will take place this weekend, just in time for the Slovakian delegation to take a look. These small boats would guide bigger ships through the treacherous waters years ago, and the tradition has continues in the form of a competition. We are going to enter the delegation as a beginner Slovakian team into the Championships for the first ever time and see how they get on, as long as they stay upright that will be a success! Here's a look at gigging: Slovenia - St Ives The traditional fishing town of St Ives will be home to the Slovenian delegation for the next week, a town that has twie been named the Best UK Seaside Town. At the peak of the fishing industry over 120 million fish were brought through St Ives! But Team Slovenia beware, St Ives is a hotspot for shark sightings, in 2007 a Great White Shark was reportedly spotted off the coast and in 2011 there was a suspected sighting of an Oceanic whitetip shark, both claims have been disputed, but nevertheless Slovenia need to watch their toes if they go in for a paddle! Art is very important in St Ives culture, with a St Ives branch of the Tate Gallery being established here. In particular, scuplture is important with famous artists like Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo being based here who were pioneers in modern sculpture. The sculpture garden at the Barhara Hepworth Museum is certainly worth a visit.
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    GWYNEDD (WAL) The county of Gwynedd is located in North West Wales and has a majority Welsh speaking population (quite rare fr modern Wales). The name Gwynedd comes from the ancient Kingdom of Gwynedd, which was an independent kingdom from when the romans left until the 13th Century. For the next few weeks this county will be home to Argentina @konig@LDOG and Kazakhstan @Ruslan, one will be on the mainland and one on an island.. Kazakhstan - Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch If you are wondering how you say it, then this weatherman nails the pronounciation! I expect the Kazakh delegation to have it nailed as well by the time they make there way to the Grand Final! Oficially it is the longest place name in Europe, and second longest in the world, only beaten by Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu in New Zealand. The name itself was a publicity stunt to attract attention to the new railway station in the 1860s, but the locals have embraced it and the name has stuck. There is more to the village than the name, as the first ever Women's Insititute meeting took place in the vllage. Argentina - Ynys Mon The island of Ynys Mon, or Anglesey in English, is known for its beaches and its royals. It has been taken over by Vikings and Normans over the Islands history and the completion of Telford's Brittania Bridge in 1826 revolutionised the island as access was made much easier. Today the island has one of the homes of Prince William and Kate and with stunning coastlines that attract visitors from across the UK. The Argentinian delegation are in for a beautiful week on the Island and this short video gives a small taster of what is in store for Argentina..
  49. 3 points
    Well then... ekhem, ekheem... FFFFFFFIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  50. 2 points
    I am tired of a certain user bitching about everything.