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Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022
 
 
:WHT Totallympics Forum - 23 September 2022 - 6 November 2022 :WHT

 

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Official Schedule

Until Saturday, October 29th: Central European Summer Time (GMT +2)

From Sunday, October 30th: Central European Time (GMT +1)

 

Monday, September 19th

10:00 National Jury Registration Window Open

 

Friday, September 23rd

10:00 National Jury Registration and Entries Selection Window Open

 

Saturday, October 8th

23:59 National Jury Registration and Entries Selection Window Closed

 

Sunday, October 9th

00:00 Host Jury Voting Window Open

 

Wednesday, October 12th

21:59 Host Jury Voting Window Closed

22:00 National Jury Voting Window Open

 

Friday, October 28th

23:59 National Jury Voting Window Closed

 

Saturday, October 29th

13:00 Festival of Music Begins

 

Sunday, October 30th

19:00 Voting Order Draw / Team Allocation Draw

 

Saturday, November 5th

18:00 :olympicrings: Opening Ceremony :olympicrings:

 

Sunday, November 6th

9:00 Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2022 Grand Final

 

Sunday, November 6th

21:30 Closing Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participating Nations

 

nation flag participants voted
ARGENTINA :ARG @konig tick.jpg
BRAZIL :BRA @brunamoura@titicow@vinipereira tick.jpg
BULGARIA :BUL @Federer91 tick.jpg
CANADA :CAN @intoronto tick.jpg
CHILE :CHI @ManuCHIL tick.jpg
CHINA :CHN @Vic Liu tick.jpg
CROATIA :CRO @dcro tick.jpg
CZECH REPUBLIC :CZE @Hipooo tick.jpg
DENMARK :DEN @Wumo tick.jpg
EGYPT :EGY @thepharoah tick.jpg
FRANCE :FRA  @Benolympique @Bohemia tick.jpg
GERMANY :GER @catgamer tick.jpg
GREAT BRITAIN :GBR @Dragon @Quasit tick.jpg
GREECE :GRE @maestro @Makedonas @Yannakis tick.jpg
HUNGARY :HUN @Vektor tick.jpg
INDIA :IND @Fly_like_a_don tick.jpg
INDONESIA :INA @Griff88 tick.jpg
IRELAND :IRL @OlympicIRL tick.jpg
ISRAEL :ISR @Dnl tick.jpg
ITALY :ITA @Henry_Leon @Pablita @SteveParker tick.jpg
KAZAKHSTAN :KAZ @Ruslan tick.jpg
LITHUANIA :LTU @Werloc tick.jpg
MALTA :MLT @Glen tick.jpg
MEXICO :MEX @mrv86 tick.jpg
MOLDOVA :MDA @Ionoutz24 tick.jpg
NETHERLANDS :NED @heywoodu tick.jpg
NEW ZEALAND :NZL @Wanderer tick.jpg
POLAND :POL @rybak tick.jpg
PORTUGAL :POR @kungshamra71 tick.jpg
ROMANIA :ROU @IoNuTzZ tick.jpg
SERBIA :SRB @NikolaB tick.jpg
SLOVAKIA :SVK @hckošice tick.jpg
SLOVENIA :SLO @justony tick.jpg
SPAIN :ESP @Cobi tick.jpg
SWEDEN :SWE @Belle tick.jpg
TUNISIA :TUN @amen09 tick.jpg
TÜRKIYE :TUR @Memo tick.jpg
UKRAINE :UKR @Illya tick.jpg
USA :USA @dezbee2008@Olympian1010 tick.jpg
VENEZUELA :VEN @Argenis Gonzalez tick.jpg
VIETNAM :VIE @dophuquy tick.jpg
41 nations   50 participants 50 / 50 

 

 

SOngs

 

NATION ARTIST & SONG LANGUAGE YTB Spotify
ARGENTINA LOS PIOJOS - Como Alí Spanish ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
BRAZIL SILVA - A Visita Portuguese ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
BULGARIA РАЙНА И КОНСТАНТИН - Ти си ми всичко Bulgarian ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
CANADA NIKKI YANOFSKY - I Believe English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
CHILE DENISE ROSENTHAL - I Wanna Give My Heart English/Spanish ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
CHINA HEDGEHOG - Blue Daydreaming Chinese ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
CROATIA SILENTE - Terca na tišinu Croatian ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
CZECH REPUBLIC KLARA. - Forever English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
DENMARK SøREN HUSS - Et Hav Af Udstrakte Hænder Danish ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
EGYPT TAMER HOSNY - 180° Arabic ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
FRANCE MARINA KAYE - Homeless English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
GERMANY HELENE FISCHER - Atemlos durch die Nacht German ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
GREAT BRITAIN SLADE - Far Far Away English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
GREECE ANTIQUE - Opa Opa Greek ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
HUNGARY JOCI PÁPAI - Özonvíz Hungarian ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
INDIA VIDYA VOX ft. VANDANA IYER - Be Free English/Malayalam ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
INDONESIA ARI LASSO - Hampa Indonesian ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
IRELAND WESTLIFE - Flying Without Wings English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
ISRAEL ASAF AVIDAN - Reckoning Song English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
ITALY GIANNI MORANDI - Fatti mandare dalla mamma Italian ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
KAZAKHSTAN DIMASH KUDAIBERGEN - Ұмытылмас күн Kazakh/Chinese ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
LITHUANIA BEATRICH - About English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
MALTA RED ELECTRIC - Who The Heck Is Reck?! English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
MEXICO MOLOTOV - Gimme Tha Power Spanish ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
MOLDOVA ANDREW RAYEL - Dark Warrior none ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
NETHERLANDS CARO EMERALD - Back It Up English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
NEW ZEALAND ABLE TASMANS - Hold Me English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
POLAND DOLINA CIENI - W Nieznane Polish ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
PORTUGAL TUIST - Se um dia não houver luar Portuguese ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
ROMANIA ADDA - Lupii Romanian ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
SERBIA MADAM PIANO ft. FRANCO MASI - Ethernal love Italian/Serbian/English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
SLOVAKIA I.M.T. SMILE & ONDREJ KANDRÁČ - Hej, Sokoly! Slovak/Ukrainian ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
SLOVENIA SILENCE - Skin English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
SPAIN LOS BRAVOS - Black Is Black English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
SWEDEN EMILIA - Big Big World English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
TUNISIA AMINA SRARFI-EL'AZIFET - Vous dansez Madame French/Arabic ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
TÜRKIYE MOR VE ÖTESI - Bir Derdim Var Turkish ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
UKRAINE ЗЛАТА ОГНЕВИЧ - Кукушка Ukrainian ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
USA JORDIN SPARKS - Battlefield English ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
VENEZUELA CANSERBERO - Es Épico Spanish ikona youtube.png Spotify.png
VIETNAM Nơi Này Có Anh - Sơn Tùng M-TP Vietnamese ikona youtube.png Spotify.png

 

 

Voting Order Draw

 

nation jury host time jury time
UTC +1 various
Great Britain 9:00 8:00
Chile 9:12 4:12
Poland 9:24 9:24
Brazil 9:36 5:36*
India 9:48 14:18
Slovenia 10:00 10:00
Czech Republic 10:12 10:12
Serbia 10:24 10:24
Canada 10:36 5:36*
Portugal 10:48 9:48
lunch break 11:00 - 12:30
New Zealand 12:30 0:30
Denmark 12:42 12:42
Malta 12:54 12:54
France 13:06 13:06
Vietnam 13:18 19:18
Israel 13:30 14:30
Greece 13:42 14:42
Lithuania 13:54 14:54
United States 14:06 9:06*
Mexico 14:18 7:18
nap break 14:30 - 16:00
Kazakhstan 16:00 21:00*
Italy 16:12 16:12
China 16:24 23:24
Argentina 16:36 12:36
Ireland 16:48 15:48
Turkey 17:00 19:00
Romania 17:12 18:12
Venezuela 17:24 12:24
Egypt 17:36 18:36
Sweden 17:48 17:48
dinner break 18:00 - 19:00
Spain 19:00 19:00
Tunisia 19:12 19:12
Bulgaria 19:24 20:24
Croatia 19:36 19:36
Slovakia 19:48 19:48
Germany 20:00 20:00
Netherlands 20:12 20:12
Ukraine 20:24 21:24
Indonesia 20:36 2:36*
Hungary 20:48 20:48
Moldova 21:00 22:00
end 21:12

* time of the capital city

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Charter and Official Rulebook

 

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SECTION 1 - SONG CHOICE AND ELIGIBILITY:

 

1. (a) All songs must be released on or before December 31st, 2017, in keeping with TISC Open rules whereby songs released in the last 5 years are ineligible to compete.

 

1. (b) All songs must be ORIGINAL to the nation for which they are competing. In other words, if a song is a copy or cover of an original song by an artist from another nation, then it is ONLY permitted to participate for the nation of the artist who produced the original version. If the artist of the cover version is from the same nation as the original artist, then the cover version must fulfill rule 1(a) in order to be eligible to participate.

 

1. (c) Songs that competed at Eurovision shall be excluded from competing at TISC. However, songs which competed in a national final but were not put forward to represent their nation at Eurovision may be selected to compete at TISC.

 

 

SECTION 2 - ARTIST CHOICE AND ELIGIBILITY:

 

2. (a) Artists chosen to represent a nation must have been born in or be of the same nationality as the nation for which they are participating OR they must have more or equal association with that nation.

 

2. (b) In the case of bands, at least 50% of the band must be born in or be of the same nationality as the nation for which they are participating OR they should have more or equal association with that nation.

 

2. (c) For the purposes of the Totallympics International Song Contest, the same concept of nationality as that used by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) will be adopted. So, for example, artists from Scotland must represent Great Britain, artists from Faroe Islands must represent Denmark, etc.

 

 

SECTION 3 - NATIONAL JURY REGISTRATION AND VOTING:

 

3. (a) National juries may consist of a single jury member OR a multi-member jury made up of two or more users from that nation.

 

3. (b) In cases where 2 or more members from the same nation register to participate in the contest, they must work together by private message to agree upon the song and artist they wish to represent their nation in the contest.

 

If one of those members already chose the song and artist for their nation before the other members registered for the contest, the newly registered members have the right to re-visit the selection made for their nation. All members from that nation should work together to agree on the chosen representative. This must be completed before the official song entry registration deadline. Any outstanding concerns can be brought to the attention of the organising committee by private message to seek a fair solution if needed.

 

For these reasons, it is recommended that users from nations that often have multiple jury members to give a reasonable amount of time to allow their fellow jury members to register, as a form of courtesy for their fellow jury members. This may help to avoid situations where there is a disagreement in the chosen representative and reduce the amount of occasions when the chosen song / artist needs to be changed.

 

3. (c) National juries must submit their song entry on the official TISC thread for that edition within the designated song entry selection window as designated by the host organiser(s). National juries who fail to submit their song within the required time frame are at risk of disqualification from the contest.

 

3. (d) National juries must send their votes in SECRET (via private message) to the host organising member(s) of the song contest as requested during the designated voting window.

 

3. (e) Each jury member in a multi-member jury shall send their individual preferences in SECRET (via private message) to the host organising member(s). The votes from each of the members of the multi-member jury will be combined to form a single set of votes which will represent the overall voting preference of that national jury. In this way, the votes from each of the participating national juries, whether single or multi-member juries, will hold equal value or weight.

 

3. (f) National juries will use the following voting format:

  • (i) Jury members will award points to their 12 favourite songs in ascending manner from points 1 through 12 (inclusive) with the first preference receiving a maximum score of 12 points, second preference receiving 11 points, third preference receiving 10 points, and so forth until the song of 12th preference which will receive a single point. See below scoring table for reference:

 

 

 

1st Preference 12 pts
 2nd Preference 11 pts
 3rd Preference 10 pts
 4th Preference 9 pts
 5th Preference 8 pts
 6th Preference 7 pts
 7th Preference 6 pts
 8th Preference 5 pts
 9th Preference 4 pts
 10th Preference 3 pts
 11th Preference 2 pts
 12th Preference 1 pt

 

 

  • (ii) In single member juries, these scores will subsequently represent the National Jury Vote of that nation. However, in multi-member juries, the votes of all the jury members from that nation will be combined to form a single set of points. The song which has received the most number of points from that national jury will be deemed to be the overall first preference choice of that jury and will receive the maximum score of 12 points; the song which has received the second highest number of points from that national jury will be deemed to be the overall second preference choice of that jury and will receive a score of 11 points, and so forth until the song which has received the 12th highest number of points which will receive a single point from that national jury.
  • (iii) In the case of multi-member juries with 4 jury members or more, that jury can choose between the standard voting format (12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1) or the following alternative points format (18-15-12-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1). However, all jurors of that national jury must use the same format when submitting their votes. It is not permitted that some use the standard format and some others use the alternative format. As such, if a national jury wants to choose the alternative format over the standard format, that national jury must debate together in private message to come to a common consensus or majority vote on which to decide. The result of that discussion will then be posted on thread to inform all contestants and the organisers of their decision.All members of that jury will then submit their votes using the selected format. The host will then combine the votes of the jury members in the usual manner to form a single set of points as standard (12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1).
  • (iv) National juries consisting of 2 members will be allowed the right to opt-in to an alternative voting process which guarantees that any song which received votes from both jury members will appear in the final top 12 combined list of that nation's final voting table. This will be achieved by removing the lowest ranked nation(s) in the combined top 12 which received points from just 1 jury member. The removed nation(s) will then become the highest ranking reserves. This opt-in method is available to national juries consisting of 2 members only. Any jury wishing to adopt this method shall inform the organisers of their decision to opt-in to the process by posting their intention to do so on the TISC thread prior to the opening of the voting window. The standard method of combining votes will still be the default method so if a 2-member national jury does not inform otherwise on thread, or if both jury members are in disagreement about which method to adopt, then the standard method will automatically be used to combine their votes.

 

3. (g) National juries must submit their votes by the official voting deadline as designated by the host organiser(s). National juries who fail to submit their votes within the required time frame will be disqualified from the contest.

 

3. (h) Any Nation which fails to participate in the voting process will be automatically disqualified from the contest.

 

3. (i) A random draw will take place in advance of the Grand Final to determine the order in which the National Juries will reveal their votes. This draw must be shown to be transparent and available to competing members should they wish to follow the result.

The result of this draw must always be adhered to in order to preserve the random nature in which the voting will progress during the Grand Final. A National Jury may only request a "swap" in their designated voting position if, after the random draw, they have been assigned a voting slot outside of "reasonable hours". For the purpose of this contest, reasonable hours will be determined as anytime between 08:30-23:00 local time of that national jury. During the "swap" process, the host organiser will first look to make swaps between National Juries who are eligible for swaps after the random draw.

 

 

SECTION 4 - NATIONAL JURY TIE-BREAK PROCEDURES:

 

4. (a) In the event of a tie in the combined votes of multi-member juries, the following set of rules outlines how the tie-break will be resolved:

  • (i) The song which has received points from the greatest number of jury members will be deemed the winner of the tie. For example, take the following scenario.... Songs A, B, and C each received a combined score of 10 points after the results of each national jury member were combined and calculated. Song A received a single score of 10 points from one jury member, Song B received scores of 7 points and 3 points from two separate jury members and Song C received scores of 5 points, 3 points and 2 points from 3 separate jury members. All three songs received a total of 10 points, however, Song C is deemed to be the winner of the tie because a greater number of jury members voted for that song (3 members in this case).
  • (ii) If the songs remain deadlocked after 4 (a) (i), the song which received the highest value score from an individual jury member will be deemed the winner of the tie. For example, take the following scenario.... Song A and Song B each received a combined score of 14 points after the results of each national jury member were combined and calculated. Song A received scores of 8+6 points while Song B received scores of 7+7 points. Song A will be deemed the winner of that tie since that song received a score of higher value (8 points) from one of the national jury members.
  • (iii) If the songs remain deadlocked after 4 (a) (i) and (ii), jury members from that national jury who did not award any votes to any of the songs involved in the tie-break will be asked to break the tie. This tie-break rule can only ever be used to break ties in juries of 3 members or more and ONLY if there is a jury member who did not vote for any of the songs involved in the tie-break.
  • (iv) After the procedures 4 (a) (i), (ii) and (iii) have been carried out, all outstanding ties within the votes of a national jury shall be resolved by carrying out a single random draw. The nature of this random draw shall be as follows:
  • The names of each national jury member will be entered into a draw. Each name will be drawn. The first jury member drawn will be awarded the right to break the unresolved tie of highest value. The second jury member drawn will be awarded the right to break the unresolved tie of the second highest value. For example, take the following scenario.... there are two members of National Jury X. After the votes of User A and User B are combined and calculated the following situation arises:

 

      COUNTRY (Total points) -> Combined value

  • Country A (24 points) -> 12 points
  • Country B (21 points) -> 11 or 10 points
  • Country C (21 points) -> 11 or 10 points
  • Country D (18 points) -> 9 points
  • Country E (16 points) -> 8 points
  • Country F (13 points) -> 7 or 6 points
  • Country G (13 points) -> 7 or 6 points
  • Country H (10 points) -> 5 points
  • Country I (7 points) -> 4 or 3 points
  • County J (7 points) -> 4 or 3 points
  • Country K (4 points) -> 2 points
  • Country L (1 point) -> 1 or 0 points
  • County M (1 point) -> 1 or 0 points

 

  • Those highlighted in red text are those ties which could not be resolved by 4 (a) (i), (ii) or (iii). As a result of the random draw, User A was drawn first, meaning that user will be given the right to break the unresolved tie of the highest value (the tie between Country B and C for 11 or 10 points). User B was drawn second meaning that user will be given the right to break the unresolved tie of the second highest value (the tie between Country F and G for 7 or 6 points). The order will then be reversed so that User B will be given the right to break the unresolved tie of the third highest value (the tie between Country I and J for 4 or 3 points). User A will finally be given the right to break the unresolved tie of the fourth highest value (the tie between Country L and M for 1 or 0 points).
  • This procedure to break the unresolved ties will be used for national juries of any number with the first user drawn being given the right to break the unresolved tie of the highest value, the second user drawn being given the right to break the unresolved tie of the second highest value, third user the third highest tie, etc. reversing the order if need be when the order has completed one cycle.
  • However, it should be noted that unresolved tie-breaks which require random draws will occur mostly in two-member juries since national juries with 3 or more members will likely resolve all ties through 4 (a) (i), (ii) or (iii).

 

 

SECTION 5 - OVERALL SCOREBOARD TIE-BREAK PROCEDURES:

 

5. (a) In the event of a tie in the overall scoreboard between two or more nations, the following set of rules outlines how the tie-break will be resolved:

  • (i) The nation which has received points from the greatest number of National Juries will be deemed the winner of the tie.
  • (ii) If there is still a tie after 5 (a) (i), the nation which has received the greatest number of 12 points will be deemed the winner of the tie.
  • (iii) If there is still a tie after 5 (a) (i), (ii), the nation which has received the greatest number of 11 points will be deemed the winner of the tie. If the tie remains deadlocked, the process will continue by counting the number of 10 points each nation received, 9 points, 8 points, and so on until the tie-break can be resolved.

5. (b) If there is still a tie in the overall scoreboard between two or more nations after 5 (a) (i), (ii) and (iii) have been implemented, those nations shall be deemed to have tied for position in the overall scoreboard.

 

 

SECTION 6 - TEAM CHALLENGE FORMAT AND RULES:

 

6. (a) Each edition of the Totallympics International Song Contest will feature a Team Challenge competition. The main purpose of this team element is to further enhance the community spirit that is an integral feature of TISC events and to provide another means of encouraging users to interact with one another.

 

6. (b) The TISC Team Challenge event may vary in format from one contest to the next. The nature of the format will be dependent on the number of participating nations.

 

6. (c) Nations will be assigned to their team by random draw.

 

6. (d) The ideal format is that there will be a minimum of 8 teams, each made up of 4 nations. However, if that is not possible, the teams will be formed from one of the following formats (listed in order of preference):

  • (i) teams of 3 nations
  • (ii) teams of 5 nations
  • (iii) if it's not possible for each team to have the same number of nations, a special provision will be introduced (for example: power plays).

 

6. (e) It is recommended that the teams shall be named after various cities/regions of the host country and combined with a nickname. For example, a contest in Brazil might feature teams called the Brasilia Capitals and Manaus Amazons.

 

 

SECTION 7 - ELIGIBILITY, CONDUCT AND RESPONSIBILITY OF PARTICIPANTS:

 

7. (a) Any first time participant must have been registered on the forum at least 2 months before they take part in the contest. The date used to calculate the 2 months rule will be 2 months prior to the National Selection deadline. A first time participant may be allowed special dispensation to participate in TISC, even if they do not fulfill the 2-month rule criteria. However, in such circumstances, that user must have shown a high level of activity in the forum in terms of posts and presence. This special dispensation will be awarded on the agreement of Totallympics admin, namely Sindo, who will conduct all necessary verification checks and will be given final approval by the TISC management team, namely OlympicIRL and the host of that TISC edition.

These rules are not designed to exclude, only to ensure TISC retains a distinct character, built upon a unique community atmosphere created by users of the forum.

 

7. (b) Participating users shall be respectful of the song choice of all nations once they fulfill all of the necessary eligibility requirements.

 

7. (c) Participating users must not reveal or give any indication as to their preferences or voting choices at any stage before the official announcement of the votes during the Grand Final.

 

7. (d) Participating users must not discuss private voting procedures with other members so as to ensure fairness is always in play and to ensure any suspense during the Grand Final is kept intact.

 

7. (e) Participating users must be respectful when posting and discussing with other members on the Totallympics International Song Contest Thread.

 

7. (f) If foul play is detected with respect to 7 (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) at any stage before, during or after the contest, the TISC organising committee reserves the right to place the participation or result of that nation under review.

 

 

SECTION 8 - HOSTING DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ORGANISATIONAL TIMEFRAME:

 

8. (a) The host organisation should adhere to the follow basic schedule upon organising the contest:

 

  • There shall be 2 weeks allocated for registration and national selection until the deadline to submit an entry.
  • There shall be 2 weeks allocated for voting (of which a maximum of 3 days will be allocated to the host jury to submit their votes to a designated neutral third party).
  • There shall be a maximum of 2 weeks allocated after the voting window closes to allow the hosts time to organise the Grand Final.
  • This 6 week time-frame was agreed upon during a public vote but in special circumstances, exceptions will be considered.

 

8. (b) The host organiser(s) must submit their votes in advance of receiving votes from other National Juries by private message. The votes of the host(s) should be sent by private message to a neutral third party after the national selection window has passed and before the national jury voting phase begins.

 

8. (c) The host organiser(s) must abide by the same rules that govern the participation of users in the Totallympics International Song Contest as outlined in Section 6.

 

 

SECTION 9 - FUTURE HOSTING RIGHTS:

 

9. (a) Upon completion of the relevant song contest, the winning nation will automatically be awarded the rights to host the subsequent Totallympics International Song Contest 1 year later.

 

9. (b) If the winning nation wishes to decline the hosting duties, the runner-up of that edition will then be awarded the opportunity to accept or decline the hosting rights. If the runner-up also declines the hosting duties, the 3rd placed nation of that edition will have the opportunity to accept or decline the hosting rights.

 

9. (c) In the event that the hosting rights are declined by the top 3 ranked nations at the previous edition of the relevant TISC, an open bid process will be conducted in order to award the hosting rights. This process will be open to all candidates, first-time hosts as well as previous hosts.

A random draw will take place with each candidate being awarded a number of tickets in the draw. The more tickets a candidate has entered, the better their chance of being selected as host. Here is the process for how the tickets will be distributed:

 

Each candidate automatically awarded 1 ticket each in the draw. However, additional tickets awarded as follows

- did not host in the previous 5 editions (+1 additional ticket)

- did not host in the previous 10 editions (+1 additional ticket)

- did not host previously (+2 additional tickets)

- took part in the previous bidding process (+1 additional ticket). For first-time hosts, they will add an additional ticket for each edition they are unsuccessful for in bidding, thus increasing their chance slightly with each unsuccessful bid. This increase will only be available for first-time hosts. Additionally, if a first-time host missed 2 consecutive bidding campaigns, then their tickets no longer carry forward and they lose those additional tickets.

 

9. (d) The host will have the option to co-host the contest with another nation. Likewise, if there is a bidding process to decide the host, co-hosting bids will be accepted. However, co-hosts should have a reasonable link in terms of cultural or geographical link and co-hosting will be limited to a maximum of 2 nations.

 

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In the previous edition of the contest it was discussed that multi jury members sometimes missed the boat before an entry was already chosen for their nation by another member of their national jury. In light of this, to allow fair time for multi jury members to see the thread and register their interest, we have decided that the song selection window won’t open until this Friday, September 23rd.

 

There is also new guidance for multi juries in the rules about allowing some time as a form of courtesy to other member of their national jury to help select their song. 
 

 

 

3. (b) In cases where 2 or more members from the same nation register to participate in the contest, they must work together by private message to agree upon the song and artist they wish to represent their nation in the contest.

 

If one of those members already chose the song and artist for their nation before the other members registered for the contest, the newly registered members have the right to re-visit the selection made for their nation. All members from that nation should work together to agree on the chosen representative. This must be completed before the official song entry registration deadline. Any outstanding concerns can be brought to the attention of the organising committee by private message to seek a fair solution if needed.

 

For these reasons, it is recommended that users from nations that often have multiple jury members to give a reasonable amount of time to allow their fellow jury members to register, as a form of courtesy for their fellow jury members. This may help to avoid situations where there is a disagreement in the chosen representative and reduce the amount of occasions when the chosen song / artist needs to be changed.

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:HUN is in.

 

I think I already know what my choice is for the Hungarian entry. I have "experimented" with some less popular songs recently, this time I think I will just submit a very popular song, with over 20 million views on YouTube, from an artist many of you probably know from Eurovision. I am just curious what happens when I submit something very popular, we haven't submitted a song like that since the 2020 annual contest. 

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