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Olympian1010

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    Olympian1010 reacted to OlympicIRL in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    Clever son, even he knows it’s time to get up for TISC 
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    Olympian1010 reacted to dcro in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    Budapest Capitals are headed for the Repechage alright.
     

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    Olympian1010 reacted to dcro in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    For the first time in TISC history, one artist scores twice from the same jury.
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    Olympian1010 reacted to hckošice in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    That feeling when you vote last and can not say a single word about which song you love and which not and which votes looks accurate and which countries have some major lack of any musical taste
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    Olympian1010 reacted to Griff88 in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    Should I activate the point rant?
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    Olympian1010 reacted to Vektor in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    I can make a very educated guess that most likely has a 100% success rate, but that would ruin the fun. 
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    Olympian1010 reacted to hckošice in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    Looks like a tense battle for the Czechoslovak trophy this time
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    Olympian1010 reacted to hckošice in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    just follow guys in slovak hockey jerseys ...
     

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    Olympian1010 reacted to Wanderer in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    Spain 9 is the new Spain 12  
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    Olympian1010 reacted to Wanderer in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    @rybak mistook Greece for Cyprus
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    Olympian1010 reacted to heywoodu in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    Blanka Vas is being fantastic though, if anyone can put Hungarian mountainbiking on the map, it'll be her!
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    Olympian1010 got a reaction from Makedonas in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    @Vektor For those of us that have been busy this week, but would like to read these great city posts, could you link them to the first page of the thread or something?
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    Olympian1010 got a reaction from Vektor in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    @Vektor wonderful ceremony! 
     
    Northern Hungary seems like prime mountain biking territory. I’m surprised Hungary has not made more of a mark there. 
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    Olympian1010 got a reaction from konig in South American Youth Games 2022   
    Triathlon reduced to duathlon over low water temperatures at venue.
     
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    Olympian1010 reacted to justony in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    This was truly fun, I had the privilege to commentate Tour de Hongrie last year (though only from studio), so my memories on land of our neighbours are truly magnificent. You can really be proud on your presentation.
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    Olympian1010 reacted to hckošice in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    Awesome ceremony @Vektor I really loved it
     
    So good luck everyone and let the best win and... hope everyone will finish with point(s). (And some decent points also for our goals from buffets, would be pleasant )
     
    I may probably miss the first session, but will try to join you as soon as possible, See you tomorrow 
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    Olympian1010 got a reaction from Griff88 in Sport Climbing IFSC World Cup 2022   
    finish 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 at the first Speed World Cup of the year. Oh, and…Kiromal Katibin casually sets the new WR a 5.17  @Griff88
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    Olympian1010 reacted to Vektor in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    I have updated the first post, you can now click on the names of the teams to read their posts. 
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    Olympian1010 reacted to vinipereira in South American Youth Games 2022   
    For what this is, I think the event is very well organized. No need to spend millions and millions at any youth Games. Sadly, because of the schedule nobody is commenting about this anymore, hopefully this changes tomorrow.
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    Olympian1010 reacted to vinipereira in South American Youth Games 2022   
    Really strange decision to have very few events between Monday-Wednesday.
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    Olympian1010 reacted to dcro in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    Where are They Now? Ninety One
     

     
    Totallympics International Song Contests have always been a great opportunity for lesser known musical genres and sub-genres to emerge. Such is the case with Qazaq pop, or simply Q-Pop. Ninety One have been a true pioneers of the genre, and thanks to the Kazakh team selectors, they have been able to present it at several contests. However, ever since their third participation at the 2020 Annual, the group has gone largely unnoticed on Totallympics. Where are they now?
     
    The Pioneers of Q-Pop
    Ninety One (91) were formed in Almaty in 2014. The group was formed as part of the "K-Top Idols" project, whose objective was to create Kazakhstan's very first "idol group". Upon its formation, the group consisted of five members: Ace, Alec, A.Z., Bala and ZaQ.
     
    The name Ninety One was chosen to represent "independence and creative freedom", as it refers to the year when Kazakhstan gained independence from the Soviet Union.
     
    The group's debut single Aiyptama! was released in September 2015, to an instant success. It lead the charts in Kazakhstan for 20 weeks. The group immediately won over the younger audience, particularly female, and it was also praised for promoting the use of Kazakh language in music. The group however also faced severe backlash, with some claiming they were "corrupting the youth" with non-Kazakh influence. The backlash peaked in 2016, when numerous concerts and performances got cancelled on "public demand", and in some cases, the group themselves were prohibited from entering the concerts' venues. Insults and death threats galored. Despite the backlash however, the Ninety One's fanbase, known as Eaglez, remained loyal and coined a new term to represent the group's musical expression: Q-Pop.
     
    Q-Pop is defined as a modern form of Kazakhstani pop music, sung in Kazakh language, which incorporates elements of Western pop, Kazakhstani hip-hop, EDM, R&B and Toi-pop, with heavy influences of K-pop from South Korea as well.
     
    Totallympics Debut
    Ninety One got first selected to compete for Kazakhstan at the 2017 Annual held in Great Britain with Qalai Qaraisyn?, a single from their first extended play Aiyptama. Their debut on Totallympics started off with a bang. A silver medal was received from the very first jury of the day (Indonesia). Unfortunately for the Kazakh fans, this is where the ball stopped rolling, as the group from Almaty only managed to add 12 more points during the remainder of the Grand Final. Notably, a score of 9 points was received from the United States. The final tally of 23 points was enough to place them 33rd out of 35 entrants.
     

     
    Return in Brazil, Croatia
    Kazakh selectors decided to give Ninety One another go the following year at the Jubilee in Brazil. This time they were set to perform the eye-catchingly titled Ah! Yah! Mah!. They placed 33rd again with 40 points. The participation was deemed a great success however, as the maximum 12 points were scored from the American jury. It was in fact the first gold medal ever awarded to Kazakhstan in TISC history. Additionally, a bronze medal was received from the Croatian jury.
     

     
    Ninety One returned to TISC once again for the 2020 Annual in Croatia, aboard Bari Biled, an activist entry addressing the climate change. They obtained their best result to-date, finishing 31st with 51 points. Tunisian jury awarded Bari Biled with a bronze medal.
     

     
    Where are They Now?
    Following their third participation at the 2020 Annual, Ninety One's career at TISC has been put on a back-burner, as the Kazakh team selectors have started promoting the rising star Imanbek instead, who made his debut at the 2021 Annual and is set to return later this week in Hungary.
     
    As for Ninety One, the group has continued paving the way of Q-Pop. Their latest extended play was released in December 2020, and several non-album singles have followed suit. Encouragingly, the number of Q-Pop acts in Kazakhstan has continued growing at a steady pace.

    Notably however, Ninety One has since been reduced to just four members, as the rapper A.Z. has decided to quit the group in 2020. Amongst the TISC fans, A.Z. is mostly known for his signature rapping part in Ah! Yah! Mah!.
     
     
    Where are They Now? Kensington
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    Olympian1010 reacted to Vektor in Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2022   
    The Official Logo
     

     
    Dear users of Totallympics, the wait for the official logo of the 2022 Totallympics Annual International Song Contest is finally over, just in time for the draw! The logo is the work of our great @vinipereira, thank you so much for your contribution! 
     
    The inspiration behind the logo were Hungarian folk motives which very often feature birds and flowers. And there was one particular interpretation of our folk motives that we used as the main inspiration. It's the title card of a well-known Hungarian animated TV series which has adapted 100 Hungarian folk tales over the last 4 decades. The melody of this TV intro is firmly embedded in my head, it was probably one of the first things I saw on TV when I was a child, and the same must be true for many Hungarians. Both its design and melody are timeless and represent our traditions.
     

     
      
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