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Continuing with the contemporary music session this night, the Swedish singer and songwriter Zara Larsson - one of our participants this year with the song "Only You"-  will join the British electronic music band Clean Bandit at stage. They will perform "Symphony". The song, which has some classic music elements, was the theme for our official motto this year.

 

 

 

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At the time the previous annual contest was held, I liked the song, but then French radio started to play it constantly... So listening to an acoustic version is really nice :) It makes me like the song again.


 

 

 

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For an emabarrasingly long time I thought that song went like: "I just wanna be a part of your cellphone." :lol:

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After performing international hits throughout the night, now it's time for the Ouro Preto Orchestra perform brazilian music. Nothing better that we finish our Gala Event with a song from my region, Northeast.

 

The Orchestra will perform "Desafio" from the landmark album Do Romance ao Galope Nordestino - from group Quinteto Armorial. Released in 1974, it was one of the first records mixing typical brazilian root music with classical elements. The influence in brazilian music is notable to this day, as some of the group's compositions could be heard at the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony.

 

The Organizing Committee hope everyone enjoyed this evening and we invite you all for the Opening Ceremony tomorrow and our Grand Final at Saturday!

 

 

 

 

Good night, ladies and gentlemen!

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I guess the logo for this edition is going to be presented tomorrow.

 

Thank you Vini and Team Brazil for this Gala event! Beautifully done. I might ask for recipes though :d 

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Thanks for the amazing gala event @vinipereira. It was a huge amount of fun and a great addition to our Jubilee celebrations :)

 

To conclude the gathering, I would like to bring you all back to our roots and take a look back at where it all began.....

 

 

 

Going Back To The Start - Revisiting our Roots

 

 

"And Finally....... Sweden 12 points....."

 

It is hard to believe that all those years have past since TISC came into our lives. No one could have predicted, not I at least, that 10 editions in and we would still be going strong - stronger than ever in fact!

The history of TISC goes all the way back to 2012 when Totallympics staged a once-off topic devoted to finding the "Best Eurovision Song of All-Time". That thread began on September 21st, 2012 and, in truth, this is the date the TISC was born.

It was a truly colossal competition - 5 preliminary round heats featuring 7 decades-worth of Eurovision hits, and that was only just the aperitif. A further 4 semi-finals were dished up before the main course arrived - a Grand Final in the spring of 2013 which would eventually see Abba’s Waterloo see out victory in a final vote thriller. The result would not be clear until the very last mark was cast. It was a treat to savour. A drama, the likes of which we would never see again on our little forum at the corner of the world-wide-web. A drunken fool could have told you that much!

 

Such drama, a fitting culmination of months of competition and a community spirit burned so bright that day, lighting a fire inside the hearts of Totallympians. There was now an appetite that needed feeding, and what was to follow on our very fine menu is what we have now come to know as The Totallympics International Song Contest.

 

TISC - that sweet dessert that we have been dining on since 2013. And what a greedy lot we are. Long may it continue!

 

 

TISC I - TISC Open 2013 (Ireland)

Totallympics (Open) International Song Contest 2013

 

 

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Grand Final: Saturday November 9th, 2013
Venue: The O2, Dublin, Ireland

 

 

 

 

  • :ARG Argentina (LDOG)
  • :AZE Azerbaijan (Ilqar, AndyAnar)
  • :BRA Brazil (vinipereira, titicow)
  • :BUL Bulgaria (batbobi)
  • :CAN Canada (Canada4thewin, olympicsfan97, juddy96, Intoronto)
  • :CRO Croatia (crovitlaci, Deuce)
  • :CZE Czech Republic (stepansevs)
  • :DEN Denmark (Agger)
  • :EGY Egypt (Dermatologist, thepharoah)
  • :FRA France (Bohemia)
  • :GER Germany (catgamer)
  • :GRE Greece (Janakis)
  • :GUY Guyana (PrivateKnoll18)
  • :IND India (gvaisakh, gubchandrolai, dolby)
  • :IRL Ireland (OlympicIRL)
  • :ITA Italy (Henry.Leon, SteveParker, leli, Pablita)
  • :KAZ Kazakhstan (Ruslan)
  • :LAT Latvia (vitaamiins)
  • :LBN Lebanon (Roy)
  • :LTU Lithuania (Werloc)
  • :MLT Malta (Glen)
  • :MEX Mexico (mrv86)
  • :MAR Morocco (Amal)
  • :POL Poland (rybak, mati, mateusz00142, Adriano)
  • :ROU Romania (vlad, yellowviper2001)
  • :RUS Russia (vovanA)
  • :SRB Serbia (pčelica, dareza, earth, smrča)
  • :SVK Slovakia (JanMolnar)
  • :SLO Slovenia (2007, mihamiha)
  • :SWE Sweden (fabwin, Mango)
  • :TUR Turkey (Euphoria)
  • :UKR Ukraine (zhenya)
  • :GBR United Kingdom (10ftTITAN, uk12points)
  • :USA United States (dezbee2008)
  • :VIE Vietnam (DoPhuQuy)

 

 

 

Totallympics Song Contest 2013
smiley_emoticons_olympia.gif Grand Final Scoreboard smiley_emoticons_olympia.gif

 

   OFFICIAL RANKINGS    

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 Lebanon            0
LAT.gif  Latvia          32

BRA.gif

 Brazil          95

SWE.gif

 Sweden                            211

POL.gif

 Poland          51

RUS.gif

 Russia          38

CZE.gif

 Czech Republic          51

VIE.gif

 Vietnam        119

CRO.gif

 Croatia          55

ARG.gif

 Argentina          19

IND.gif

 India          46

SRB.gif

 Serbia          73

GRE.gif

 Greece          20

KAZ.gif

 Kazakhstan          69

EGY.gif

 Egypt          56

SLO.gif

 Slovenia          36

LTU.gif

 Lithuania          53

DEN.gif

 Denmark          91

USA.gif

 United States        150

GUY.gif

 Guyana        167

MEX.gif

 Mexico        128

ITA.gif

 Italy        206

GBR.gif

 United Kingdom        178

TUR.gif

 Turkey          28

CAN.gif

 Canada        150

ROU.gif

 Romania          40

MAR.gif

 Morocco          65

SVK.gif

 Slovakia          18

FRA.gif

 France          89

AZE.gif

 Azerbaijan          19

GER.gif

 Germany          92

IRL.gif

 Ireland        111

MLT.gif

 Malta          77

UKR.gif

 Ukraine          30

BUL.gif

 Bulgaria          11

 

 

Current Top 5 Positions:

1   SWE.gif  SWEDEN 211
2

  ITA.gif  ITALY

206
3

  GBR.gif  UNITED KINGDOM

178
4   GUY.gif  GUYANA 167
5   CAN.gif  CANADA 150

 

 

On the 23rd September 2013, the very first thread for the inaugural TISC Contest was opened on Totallympics. A tentative toe was dipped in to test out the water. Sure, the previous "Best Eurovision Song of All-Time" topic proved a success, but would anyone really want to come onboard for this one? Those were the thoughts going through the minds of the organiser at this premature stage of our TISC journey. We did not have too wait too long however for the very first post in response to the new thread to come in.... "Approved", it said. And that was that. TISC was approved!! One single word from Henry.Leon to set minds at rest and to set TISC on its fruitful journey. Approved!

 

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The exact format of the contest was not known at that stage and as users registered for this exciting new project, there were many questions about how it would take shape:

 

- If not enough countries take part, maybe we can have 2 songs per country?

- Does the song have to be from the current year?

- Does the song have to contain lyrics?

- Does the video have to be a live performance?

- Does the song have to be performed by the original artist?

- Does the song have to be in the national language?

 

 

After almost 1 month of getting the idea off the ground, 35 Nations had chosen their songs and artists with which they would compete with at TISC. However, after the voting window had come and gone, one nation had still failed to cast their votes. Nothing had been heard from the National Jury of Lebanon since they registered and submitted their entry. Despite multiple attempts to reach out to the Lebanese jury member, Roy, sadly Lebanon had ceased to fulfil their role and there was no choice but to exclude them from the contest. However, in what proved to be the only such instance to date, it was decided Lebanon could remain on the scoreboard as a "ghost entry" in faded out font. Any votes they had originally received would also show in faded out font, but would not count in the rankings.

 

And so we were left with our 34 pioneers:

 

:ARG Argentina

:AZE Azerbaijan

:BRA Brazil

:BUL Bulgaria

:CAN Canada

:CRO Croatia

:CZE Czech Republic

:DEN Denmark

:EGY Egypt

:FRA France

:GER Germany

:GRE Greece

:GUY Guyana

:IND India

:IRL Ireland

:ITA Italy

:KAZ Kazakhstan

:LAT Latvia

:LTU Lithuania

:MLT Malta

:MEX Mexico

:MAR Morocco

:POL Poland

:ROU Romania

:RUS Russia

:SRB Serbia

:SVK Slovakia

:SLO Slovenia

:SWE Sweden

:TUR Turkey

:UKR Ukraine

:GBR United Kingdom

:USA United States

:VIE Vietnam

 

 

Little did we know that this would be the first and only time (to date) that Ukraine and Vietnam would participate.

Nine editions later and of that pioneering list, 17 proud warriors still hold the distinguished achievement of being a TISC "ever-present". Take a bow Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States!

 

 

By virtue of random draw, it was decided that Latvia would have the honour of delivering the first ever set of votes at TISC. The first 12 points at TISC would go to France for their entry "Fleur de Saison" by Emilie Simon. United States took over pole position after 4 rounds of voting had passed. Their entry "Feelin' Good" by the late Christina Grimmie was proving early on to be a big hit amongst the national juries.

 

During the early stages, one could not have foreseen the twisting road that lay ahead. Abiding memories of that contest are of three titans battling it out at the top, two of which had made early and apparently decisive bids to claim the inaugural TISC title. The third, waiting in the wings throughout, unflinching, biding their time, happy to let others set the pace, all the while keeping them within sight. Three titans, each with different shares in the drama that would unfold. Let us then introduce the first contender, Italy:

 

"Con Te Partiro" - Andrea Bocelli

 

Three consecutive sets of 12 points sent Italy racing out to an early lead by the time jury number 6 had finished delivering their votes. Another 11 points from the next jury from Slovenia and soon Italy had established a 22-point cushion at the top of the leaderboard. Scoring heavily, it looked as though Andrea Bocelli would not be stopped on his onward march to TISC glory. However, the second of our titans had other plans and the battle-lines were well and truly drawn. Enter the United Kingdom....

 

 

Anything you can do.....

 

The United Kingdom were being represented by John Lennon with his powerful entry "Imagine". Having endured a slow but steady start to the contest, the United Kingdom were stirred into life and three consecutive sets of 12 points of their own saw them establish themselves as the one to catch at the head of the standings. By the end of the second of three voting sessions, the United Kingdom had opened up a healthy 30-point advantage over their nearest rivals, the healthiest advantage of the day. And with just 11 more juries left to cast votes in the evening session, many juries were already toasting the United Kingdom and John Lennon on their success. However, what was to follow in the evening session was nothing short of astonishing. "Alfred Hitchcock could not write such drama", one jury member from Egypt exclaimed. But, for the United Kingdom, it was a tale more apt for a Stephen King classic.... a horror in the making. All the while, silently biding their time, the third big player was about to make their move and time their killer punch to perfection.

 

 

Here is how the scoreboard looked going into the final session......

 

 

Totallympics Song Contest 2013
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Juries Voted So Far 23/34

   GREECE VOTING    

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 Lebanon            0
LAT.gif  Latvia          32

BRA.gif

 Brazil          60

SWE.gif

 Sweden                            135

POL.gif

 Poland          28

RUS.gif

 Russia          23

CZE.gif

 Czech Republic          28

VIE.gif

 Vietnam          80

CRO.gif

 Croatia          52

ARG.gif

 Argentina          13

IND.gif

 India          30

SRB.gif

 Serbia          65

GRE.gif

 Greece          17

KAZ.gif

 Kazakhstan          38

EGY.gif

 Egypt          34

SLO.gif

 Slovenia          11

LTU.gif

 Lithuania          39

DEN.gif

 Denmark          45

USA.gif

 United States                    79

GUY.gif

 Guyana        114

MEX.gif

 Mexico        109

ITA.gif

 Italy                                  139

GBR.gif

 United Kingdom              169

TUR.gif

 Turkey          18

CAN.gif

 Canada        102

ROU.gif

 Romania          22

MAR.gif

 Morocco          41

SVK.gif

 Slovakia            6

FRA.gif

 France                              58

AZE.gif

 Azerbaijan          11

GER.gif

 Germany          71

IRL.gif

 Ireland          57

MLT.gif

 Malta          42

UKR.gif

 Ukraine          19

BUL.gif

 Bulgaria            7

 

 

Current Top 5 Positions:

1   GBR.gif  UNITED KINGDOM 169
2

  ITA.gif  ITALY

139
3

  SWE.gif  SWEDEN

135
4   GUY.gif  GUYANA 114
5   MEX.gif  MEXICO 109

 

 

 

The Final Session....

 

As already stated, there was no telling what was to come. Sure, a couple of juries went by without United Kingdom scoring points, but nothing to worry about, they had been scoring healthily all along, the points would start coming soon, or so we thought. And sooner became later, and later, and juries came and went and still the United Kingdom were superglued to their 169 points. 9 straight juries voted without a single point for the United Kingdom. By the end of that horror run, the United Kingdom's chance of lifting the trophy had vanished. Incredibly they only scored 9 points in that final session. 9 points from 11 juries when they had been scoring so heavily in the previous sessions. How it all went so wrong for John Lennon in the final session is still a mystery many TISC fans have been asking ever since. And it was a lesson for all future editions that it never is over until it's over.

 

Meanwhile, Italy resumed their position at the top of the standings, all the while, Sweden stalking their every move, keeping a distance but never to far away to strike. With 5 juries to vote, the contest was as tight as ever.....

 

Current Top 5 Positions after 29/34 Juries Voted:

1   ITA.gif  ITALY 174
1

  SWE.gif  SWEDEN

174
3

  GBR.gif  UNITED KINGDOM

169
4   GUY.gif  GUYANA 150
5   CAN.gif  CANADA 121

 

 

 

A further 12 point score and a 10 pointer to boot seemingly set Italy on the road to victory. With just the juries from Malta and Bulgaria left to deliver their verdicts, Italy had totalled 196 points to Sweden's 187. Next up came the votes from Glen, the spokesperson of the Maltese National Jury. The preliminary votes were announced... no Italy, no Sweden to be seen. Then came a powerful blow.....the next vote revealed..... "Italy 10 points". Italy now sat pretty on 206 points vs Sweden's 187. Malta's 11 points came, Sweden were nowhere to be seen..... it looked a desperate cause for Roxette and the Swedes. And then...... "Sweden 12 points". The neutral crowd cheered as Malta delivered on all the suspense and TISC fans would be treated to a final vote shoot-out. Step up Bulgaria and batbobi. Seatbelts were fastened.... TISC would go to a one-by-one vote for the very first time!

 

 

Current Top 5 Positions after 33/34 Juries voted:

1   ITA.gif  ITALY 206
2

  SWE.gif  SWEDEN

199
3

  GBR.gif  UNITED KINGDOM

178
4   GUY.gif  GUYANA 161
5   CAN.gif  CANADA 150

 

 

The National Jury of Bulgaria were in the privileged position of crowning TISC's first ever winner. Gasps all around as it was revealed that Bulgaria were not in the mood for a quick finish and instead would deliver the hyper-suspenseful one-by-one vote. Italy knew that 6 points were all that was required to claim the title or alternatively for Sweden to appear anywhere in the first 6 reveals. The odds seemed stacked in the Italian's favour. 1 point came, 2 points, 3 points...... the tension rising with every reveal. 4 points, 5, points, 6 points go by.... no sign of the two contenders. By now, Italy knew the title would be their's if they would show up anywhere in the remaining 6 reveals - in effect, it was 6 more chances to claim the title.

The reveals came and went, slower each time, the tension bubbling and boiling over! Bulgaria has used up all their reveals but one... the crucial 12 point reveal. Italy or Sweden? Or neither? "Lebanon 12 points" some users called out amusingly. Others called for a doctor, the strain of the suspense proving too much for some.

And then it came, after what seemed an eternity, the refresh buttons battered to oblivion on many a keyboard across the TISC land...... and finally......

 

 

"Sweden 12 points!!!".

 

 

Gasps, roars, cheers, heartbreak..... all the emotions you could think of conveyed in the floods of posts that followed. Heartache for Italy. Rapture for fabwin and Sweden.

An incredible and unforgettable finale that will live long in the memory of all TISC fans. Roxette would become the first ever winner of TISC. Sweden who had not led on their own for the entire contest, delivering the killer blow when it mattered. As did TISC, such drama and excitement proved to be too good to resist and we just wanted more and more! And so here we are today, celebrating our 10th Jubilee edition and let us never forget the importance of this great first edition.

 

So to conclude our trip down memory lane, let us pay tribute to our first ever TISC winner......

 

 

 

 

 

Long Live TISC !

 

 

Edited by OlympicIRL
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