Happy Holidays, New Year, and any other important event! I’m so so sorry that 1960 hasn’t gone up yet. That’s due to an overload of happiness toward the UMK line-up and participating in various fan contests. I’m actually in two currently, and would like to document my progress.
1) Asian American Song Festival (ASAM)
Finish: 1st with 138 points.
Finish: 22nd with 63 points.
I’ve been most successful here, mainly because I got to send a Swede through a loophole. And won! 😛 Anyhow, this contest is truly diverse, offering up interesting finds from all over the globe… save most of Europe and Africa. Here’s my favorite song I’ve found through this contest.
2) Eurovision Fan Contest (EFC)
Finish: 18th in semi-final with 18 points.
Finish: 20th in semi-final with 15 points.
So the first participation was in a special edition where Eurovision songs were the pawns in the game. I’d originally tried to send Poland’s sublime 1997 entry but there was a rule stating that songs had to be performed after 2000. So, rolling my eyes, I sent the less good but still nice 2003 entry. Both times, I bombed out in the semis. With Ich Troje, I finished 18th out of 20 and I don’t know quite yet how well Kaisa did. I’m hoping she’ll improve… and go to ESC, but that’s a whole other fish to fry. (UPDATE: Daaaaaaamn, these people are cold.) Actually, most songs here are repeats from other contests or just super successful commercial things, so there’s not much new here.
So that’s really it. I’m looking forward to creating loopholes to get these beautiful people into a contest somehow. Until 1960, I leave you with wonderfulness.
UPDATE (2/2/14): Here is my new entry for ASAM.
After some demure female ballads, something a little kooky and fun sounded great. And for EFC, well, things have gone pretty well. So I contacted the contest administrator after the last edition and he said that it would be fine for me to play as Scotland. Without hesitating, I cobbled together a CHVRCHES playlist and tried to pick one song. But I couldn’t. So now I’m trying to hold a national final but I’m having insane copyright issues, so I reuploaded it in two different placed but he hasn’t responded to me yet so I’m sort of lost as to what to do. I’m testing out Vimeo link to bypass YouTube here. This, if you can see it, is A Song for CHVRCHES.