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Invitation to the first Geovision Song Festival

Posted by hmniak on 19 August 2016 in English (English)

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What is the GSF about?

The GSF is an allusion to the Eurovision Song Contest, which should at least be familiar to all Europeans. Basically, it's a competition to showcase your country's artists. Of course, the contest also has a winner, which is determined by televoting (in our case by random principle) . Every country gives between 12 to 1 points to their favourite song. Obviously, the country with the most points wins.

Why do we need the GSF?

Browsing through the wiki you can find tons of sports-related competitions but nothing focusing on culture, let alone music. I think the GSF is a fun way to introduce something new to this platform.

How do I apply?

You can apply by commenting the following:

  • Country representing
  • Artist/Band/...
  • Song title
  • Genre
  • Language sang in

An example:

  • ABC-Country
  • Best Band Ever
  • Best Song Ever
  • Pop-Rock
  • Ingerish

When and where will the contest be held?

As you can read on the poster, the competition will be in Künsmen, Elhádhon - to be precise the newly built Konsertiihall Künsmen The winner of this contest will have the privilege to host the next one. Simulation wise I'll use this Wikipage to run the contest. There isn't an exact date yet, but I've planned something around October (Let's see how the application process develops)

Final Words

Thank you for your interest and as always, I'm open for constructive criticism and hope we'll have a fun GSF!

Hmniak

Comment from Leowezy on 19 August 2016 at 22:20

Okay, hands down, I'm so happy you came up with this because I've been waiting for it a very looong time but didn't dare to set it up myself because it felt like I'm to, let's say, attached to the ESC already xD One last question, is this supposed to be the first run of the show or does it date back some years? The real world ESC of course already exists since '56, so we might not want to go back that far. My entry for 2016:

Kojo Circus Tenji so Ocean Dance, Pop Kojolese and English

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Comment from Leowezy on 19 August 2016 at 22:21

Bad formatting: Kojo, Circus, Tenji so Ocean, Dance/Pop, Kojolese and English

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Comment from hmniak on 19 August 2016 at 22:26

Haven't decided on that. Let's wait what the others think of it, anyways.

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Comment from Luciano on 19 August 2016 at 23:25

Great idea! Happy to see this, too - I may finally do some work on Ardispherian music culture that I have been neglecting.

I do recommend taking it back in time at least half-a-century, as Leowezy mentions. Different countries can have hosted, and different countries can have won.

Tentatively, two submissions for 2016:

  • Ardisphere
  • ¡Bequis! (stagename of Bárbara Xenakis Bang)
  • "No me dejes"
  • Folk/Hip-hop
  • Castellanese

...

  • Tárrases
  • Ramona de la Rua
  • "Dos peces me miraron"
  • Pop Ballad
  • Castellanese
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Comment from Yuanls on 20 August 2016 at 04:37

This is a very nice idea, which has alerted me to the fact that Glastian culture has largely been neglected over the physicality of the nation. I'll submit my entry once I've thought more about this. Expect me soon!

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Comment from eklas on 20 August 2016 at 07:41

I'm glad you brought this up. Drabantia would love to join!

  • Drabantia
  • Tereza Svitáková aka "Tessie"
  • "You Play Me, I Play You"
  • Pop
  • Ingerish
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Comment from joschi81 on 20 August 2016 at 07:55

I like this idea very much, thank you!

  • Kalm
  • Mary's Shell
  • "Unsilent Wishes"
  • Indie Rock/Pop
  • Ingerish and Kalmish (changing from verse to verse)

The name of the band derives from "Marienschell", Kalmish name of the city where the band comes from, a mining city which during the last decades constantly transformed to a cultural "small melting pot" - see map, though the "...schell" part of the Kalmish name has nothing to do with the Ingerish "shell", which is "Muschel" in Kalmish, but derives from the river crossing the city ("Schella"). Mary's Shell was founded already in 1988 and they are quite famous in Kalm and Western Uletha. They never participated in the Geovision Song Festival before, as they always saw it as too commercial. But as the reputation and character of the Festival changed during the last years and opened the doors to the "alternative scene" (from many perspectives), they decided to give it a try in 2016 and won the national competition in July. Their style is a mix of creative Indie Rock, changing between a "harder" side including elements of Crossover and Metal, and a "softer" side with some songs in Pop Ballad style. Their song "Unsilent Wishes" was written especially for the Geovision 2016 and is located "right in the middle" of their different styles. Some verses are in Kalmish, others in Ingerish, the refrain is in Ingerish with some dropped Kalmish words. It will be part of their next album that will come out in mid-2017.

  • Garlis *
  • Ana Florianescu
  • "Lună Albastra"
  • Downtempo / Electronic / Pop
  • Garlish

Ana Florianescu is a national star in Garlis, from Norad, the capital. She's known for her pop songs combining mainstream elements and creative elements of electronic music (including long instrumental parts). Ana is a multi-instrumentalist and during her live performances, she changes between singing and playing diverse instruments (flute, trombone, guitar, piano, viola, bassoon and others) that fit to the electronic beats in an enjoyable way.

  • Ísztianország (Estiansia)
  • Kisbolygó
  • "Universal Voyager"
  • Dance / Pop
  • Ingerish

Kisbolygó ("asteroid") is a mainstream pop band from Ferenc Híd in the Estiansian part of the Egyt mountains.

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Comment from BMSOUZA on 20 August 2016 at 10:49

Very interesting idea!

For now, a belgravian band:

  • Belgravia
  • Diësel
  • "Fast to you"
  • Hard Rock
  • Ingerish

Maybe, soon, some brasonian band too...

PS: Will Akemi, from Paxtar, and Hit Dangerous, from Karolia participate too???

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Comment from BMSOUZA on 20 August 2016 at 10:51

Just a suggestion: I think would be better if there is a "translation column" in the tables at wiki article, when the song is not in ingerish...

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Comment from hmniak on 20 August 2016 at 10:58

That's actually a great idea. I'll definitely add that and hope people send in their translated song titles.

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Comment from kingfries on 20 August 2016 at 12:21

Oh, I wouldn't know what Pasalia would contribute. I honestly don't know, might be because I hate real-life eurovision, seems waaay too weird for me. I'm gonna come up with something eventually... I think...

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Comment from clik on 20 August 2016 at 13:57

@Joschi : inspired by Mare Albastra ? :D one of my favourite songs.

I love Eurovision, Egani will come up with something too.

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Comment from deltanz on 20 August 2016 at 16:16

That's amazing! Really cool ideia! Here is the nomination for Neo Delta:

*Neo Delta *The Movinians *"Cold Winds" *Folk *Ingerish (English)

Just some background information, The Movinians is a band from the city of Ussaria, in the Movinia Island, south of Neo Delta. It is a really cold place and the song is about the everyday life of people during the winter in the area. :)

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Comment from niels20020 on 20 August 2016 at 19:22

I love this idea! I really like the ESC in real life too, so a OGF version would be awesome. Here is my entry:

  • Country - Balonis
  • Artist - Lisandra
  • Song - ¡Socorro! (Estoy enamorado)
  • Genre - Dance-pop
  • Language - Castellanese
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Comment from oscar2002 on 20 August 2016 at 23:22

¡Me encanta Eurovisión y me parece una gran idea!

Allá va la nominación de Pohenicia:

  1. País - Pohenicia
  2. Artista - Cristina Rojas Exteabauri "Rdext"
  3. Canción - Ahora o nunca
  4. Género - Electrónica / Pop / Dance
  5. Idioma - Castellanese
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Comment from Yuanls on 21 August 2016 at 05:14

  1. Country: Glaster
  2. Band: Redoubt 3rd Line
  3. Song: Here's to the future
  4. Genre: Pop/swing
  5. Language: Ingerish (with a Wystrian verse)
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Comment from Ūdilugbulgidħū on 21 August 2016 at 15:10

A great idea!

Here are a couple more entries:

Country: Shadze-Ma Performer: Avastyee Song: Ta mi atol a vasakcee, ma i nak burrain a chumail do laav Genre: Pop ballad Language: Shenavroon

Country: Kėzėpölān Performer: Nåzālāÿ Song: Its a pangolin world Genre: Funk/soul Language: Ingerish

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Comment from Demuth on 23 August 2016 at 00:32

Whoops, I saw the wiki article and added my own, but just to reiterate:

  • Country: Wiwaxia
  • Artist: Sibyl
  • Song: Sibyl Says
  • Genre: Dance/Pop
  • Language: Ingerish
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Comment from Paxtar on 23 August 2016 at 03:59

Wasn't sure if I was supposed to add to the Wiki or here.

  • Country: Paxtar
  • Artist: Akemi
  • Song: Grand Strās En Dáglít / Grand Street In Daylight
  • Genre: Dance/Pop
  • Language: Paxlinga

Thanks!

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Comment from PortCal on 25 August 2016 at 01:17

Very nice idea! Here is the Paroyan application:

  • Country: Paroy
  • Artist: Charisa Lachaine
  • Song: Avec le Vent
  • Genre: Dance/Pop
  • Language: Franquese/Ingerish
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Comment from yuriyhlmacof on 2 September 2016 at 10:44

Great idea! I realy like real ESC to, so Yuris would like to participate :)

Here is the Yurin application:

  • Country: Yuris
  • Artist: Pamela Alborán
  • Song: Southern Skies
  • Genre: Dance/Pop
  • Language: Ingerish

Thanks!

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Comment from antoon on 2 September 2016 at 17:46

Not sure if it's in time but Neberlians would love to participate in this contest:

  • Country: Neberly
  • Band: Liquid Air
  • Song: No More Tears
  • Genre: Rock (ballad)
  • Language: Ingerish
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