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Edition 100 proposals


    Perfect suggestion, I think, to have the contest on two days. I don't really know how to solve the tiebreaks though.
  2. jw HI. I'M ADAM SCOTT.

    The only idea that springs to mind is that there is a pool of 116 points available per voter ((12 + 10 + 8 + 7 + 6 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1) x 2), so if, for example, a voter awarded your song 10p on day 1 and 5p on day 2, you'd get 15p, and if another nation was awarded 12p on both nights, they'd get 24p, etc.

    I can't think of any other way to do it.
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    That means no resolving of tie-breaks, that means a true representation of which points were actually given. So that sounds like the best option to me.

    The only thing I would say is I don't think we should have "first choice" and "second choice" songs (with the inference that the first choice song is the one we consider best or to have the best chance) but just 2 songs. We could stipulate which night we wanted them to compete in, then some people might opt for their "best" song on the first night and some on the second and it would be the luck of the draw which night had which songs.
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  5. jw HI. I'M ADAM SCOTT.

    Yes Janet.
  6. jw HI. I'M ADAM SCOTT.

    I've been giving this whole thing some more thought and ... I think we shouldn't do it for #100.

    That's not to say it shouldn't happen - it should! - and it will - but I think it is more suitable as a special celebratory spinoff rather than the main #100. I think it's becoming too far removed from the rules of a regular edition, with 2 songs and a revised voting system, and it would screw up all the stats if we do it as a regular edition.

    I think a spinoff should happen for the proposed 'past songs' idea, and that it should take place concurrently with #100.

    And, for #100 itself, how about something proposed earlier where the participants send a new song by one of their old artists? I know anyone can do that in any edition, but if it's made compulsory for #100, then it's still something different that is relevant to the contest's history, yet still provides "new" music and isn't too different to a regular edition.
  7. Mina Member with a "past"

    I really like this idea!
  8. adamacs RUTH DAVIDSON FOR PM.

    I generally try only to send different artists and have done so for the most part.

    I like this idea because there are so many songs I would like to send but don't because I choose not to so this would give me a reason
  9. sokrates1988 I HATE EUROVISION

    Tajci sorted then :up:
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  10. Anaconda I'm as sick as fuck.

    My favourite suggestion was jw's initial one, with a retrospect edition, of a single previously submitted song per nation, winner or not. I found it very complicated with two songs per nation though.

    Regarding jw's second suggestion, what does "new" song mean? Does it mean released over the past year, or merely a different one than the song originally submitted by that artist?
  11. DenDutch Well-Known Member

    A "new" song is indeed a song that has not been in the contest yet, but in this context by an artist that was in the contest for same person that wants to send that song. A new song could easily be something from the 70s, but also somthing that was released last week.
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  12. Anaconda I'm as sick as fuck.

    How about if an artist has been submitted several times by different people (before it won or having never won)?
  13. DenDutch Well-Known Member

    All of those people have the right to send that artist, I think, even if it won before (like in a regular edition). They would not be able to send that artist to the same edition though, the person having submitted first will then get that artist.
  14. Anaconda I'm as sick as fuck.

    So first come first served for nations who might have previously submitted the same artist - understood. I know past winners are eligible for #100, ty.
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  15. dan Bald Member

    Hi Guys,

    I know this thread is months old but while I was listening to some contest songs through Spotify tonight, I came across a few live versions of the songs and for the majority that I listened to, I really enjoyed hearing them live.

    So I suddenly had an idea for something that we could potentially do one evening in the run up to the 100th contest and I'd like to share it. I've briefly explained it to jw and he gave me the OK to post it here so I shall:

    Like how the BBC staged a 60th anniversary show to celebrate 60 years and featured a number of 'classic' entries performed live, what I thought would be really nice is if everyone picked one of their own entries from the past 90+ editions which they feel proud of and/or means a lot to them - and providing a live performance of the song exists. We could then play these out in chat (similar to a country night) in an evening close to the 100th edition.

    This way everyone has a one off chance at showcasing one of their entries performed live - a privilege that usually only the host nation / winner of the previous edition gets. The song you choose doesn't have to be a winning one, it doesn't even have to have placed in the top 5.

    Let me know what you think of this idea and whether you are interested in it :)
  16. James ... and his things xD

    This is a great idea, dan :)
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