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Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2017

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As a citizen of a state (Gujarat) with high cotton production and city (Ahmedabad) which is known for its textile industry, I am happy to be based in Lancashire, birthplace of modern textile industry. Since, there is still some time for the competition, I would like to enjoy the beautiful promenades and beaches before joining the Italian delegation in Manchester to see the Manchester derby. 

 

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Hopefully, Italian delegation would also be wearing red instead of blue for the derby

 

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1 hour ago, bestmen said:

lol this Swedish song won the contest are you serious ???

 

 

 

 

and my favourite song of Oasis is here :clap:

 

 

It finished 6th, re-read the post (at the top) :d

 

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 things are running very slow , all the delegations should be in London now

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Manchester, great city ;) I can't wait for the contest opening ceremony

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Keeping It Nip And Tuck

 

Year in and year out we are proven that winning the desired TISC title is not everything. There are always so many other battles and curiosities that keep us glued to the scoreboard as the Grand Final progresses. One of those things are the battles between certain nations that seem to happen at every single occasion. So, in this article we will focus on some of the biggest rivalries of the TISC family.

 

 

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Algeria and Tunisia's rivalry might be one of the shorter lived ones, but it has been just as intense as some of the longer ones. Algeria and Tunisia have met each other at no less than three contests, starting at the 2015 Open when Algeria made its debut. Back then Tunisia won easily, scoring 82 points to Algeria's 28. However, 2016 brought much tighter affairs between these two African nations. 2016 Annual contest was, generally speaking, the most successful one for the African continent. Both Algeria and Tunisia went over 100 points, becoming the first African nations to do so. However, it was Tunisia that edged out Algeria 126 to 118. 2016 Open contest brought another close battle between these two. Moreover, both nations finished on 70 points! But once again it was Tunisia who finished in front on tie-break, keeping their record clean at 3-0. At the end of the year, Algeria and Tunisia met yet again, but this time in the final round of bidding. Tunisia edged out again and won the hosting rights for the 2017 Open. Will 2017 be Algeria's year?

 

 

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Who says that only winner gets a trophy? Sometimes even finishing in 27th place can bring you a trophy. The Czechs and the Slovaks have friendly rivalries in all kind of things, and TISC is definitely no exception. Sadly, this time we will not see a Czechoslovakian battle, as the Czech team dropped out after failing to submit their votes. The Czechoslovakian trophy has been won by Slovakia on 4 occasions, making them the more successful of the two. Moreover, Slovakia has 100% efficiency when it comes to the Annual Contest. Maybe that's why Czechs dropped out? Or maybe they are still recovering from the nasty defeat at the 2016 Open, when Slovaks defeated them by a single point thanks to the very last jury?

 

 

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It is a well known fact that French and Italians are regular sport rivals. Their sport rivalry has been well translated to the TISC contests. France has won 4 times, while Italy has 3 victories. France is also leading in the all-time points. But perhaps the most curious thing about their battles is the fact that the winning side always seem to crush the other. Italy crushed France by 117 points at the 2013 Open, France crushed Italy by 118 points at the 2014 Open. Their closest battle came at the 2016 Open, when France won by still a big margin of 24 points.

 

 

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Battle of the giants, we should say. Over the years, Great Britain has been pretty much the only nation that could match Ireland's successes on regular basis. This may come as a surprise, but Great Britain has actually been the more successful of the two, defeating Ireland at no less than 4 occasions! Ireland has 3 victories, and all of them actually came when Ireland won the overall contest. It seems like Ireland needs to come up with a winning combination to keep their neighbors at bay! Despite having a positive head-to-head score, the British have only one overall victory. That's indeed some tough luck!

 

 

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This is perhaps the biggest of all TISC rivalries. Canada and the USA have been fighting close battles ever since the TISC contests started. Moreover, at the TISC premiere in 2013 they actually finished on equal 150 points! This prompted users from both nations to desperately seek answers over who won the tie-break. It was Canada that edged out eventually, earning them a top 5 finish. Canadians and Americans kept it nip and tuck at pretty much all of the following contests. Their rivalry culminated once again at the latest 2016 Open contest in Lithuania. Going into the final round of voting, it was the USA that held the final place on the podium. But there was one problem... They were drawn to be the final voters. They awarded points to Canada and, in the process, they also handed them their own place on the podium. Looking at their battles over the years, it seems like the Canadians always get their way in close finishes. They won once on a tie-break, and two more times by single-digit differences. USA, on the other hand, have won only once, and that was by a big 35 points difference!

 

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Germany was drawn 32nd in the "voting order draw". Could someone please tell me what that means?

1) Which day will it be/what time?

2) Do i have to be online at that time?

3) Are there any other dates when i am supposed to be online, to "participate" in this contest?

4) Will i be allowed to "announce" my ranking order myself or will someone else do it for me?

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1 hour ago, OlympicsFan said:

Germany was drawn 32nd in the "voting order draw". Could someone please tell me what that means?

1) Which day will it be/what time?

2) Do i have to be online at that time?

3) Are there any other dates when i am supposed to be online, to "participate" in this contest?

4) Will i be allowed to "announce" my ranking order myself or will someone else do it for me?

I'm still working out timings, but it should be in the evening. You don't need to be online, if you are you can post your votes, if not I will post them for you!

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1 hour ago, bestmen said:

when will you send us the table of votes ?

Not until a couple of days before the final!

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Wish You Were Here....

 

 

Today we have a selection of entries from former participants from Spain, Guyana and Norway. Spain have intermittently competed at TISC since their first appearance in the TISC Annual in 2014 and achieved their best finish at the TISC Open in 2015 where their entry scored strongly to place 8th.

 

Guyana took TISC by storm at the inaugural event with Eddy Grant and his song "Gimme Hope Jo'anna" coming agonisingly close to the podium, finishing in 4th place. Eddy Grant has since gone on to represent Guyana a further two times at the TISC Open but to date Guyana hasn't been able to reach the heights they achieved at that first edition.

 

And finally we reminisce on Norway's sole entry from their only participation in TISC, placing 15th at the TISC Annual in 2014.

 

Let's hope these nations will write a new chapter in their TISC journey in the years to come!

 

 

 

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Participations: 4 (TISC Annual 2014, 2016; TISC Open 2014, 2015)

Best finish: 8th (TISC Open 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Participations: 4 (TISC Open 2013, 2014, 2015; TISC Annual 2014)

Best finish: 4th (TISC Open 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Participations: 1 (TISC Annual 2014)

Best finish: 15th (TISC Annual 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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