zaterdag 12 december 2020

ISC 12: the results are in!

After 2 weeks of voting the results are in. We have a winner! You can check out the voting process and the results via this link: https://scorewiz.eu/scoreboard/view/357324/isc-12. And once you are done (or impatient) you can click the q-button to see the full voting grid.

Also, one of the voters notified me that the song from Nicaragua is actually from Colombia. Nicaragua also has a band named Ecos, but they did not make this song. My apologies for the mistake. In the scoreboard you will still see Nicaragua, but in my administration I will update the country to Colombia. :)

zaterdag 28 november 2020

ISC 12

It's that time of the year again: it's time for the 12th edition of the International Song Contest (ISC)! Below you can find a list of 22 very diverse songs from all over the world, plus a recap video to introduce all songs in less than 10 minutes. As always there is a voting section below where I kindly ask you to vote for your favorites in Eurovision-style. Any vote is very much appreciated and will help to decide who will be the winner of ISC this year!


Voting rules:
- Voting goes via the traditional Eurovision-system, see below. You may also vote in a personal message to me or via Facebook.
- You can vote for your own country and/or your own entry, as long as you promise to vote honestly. You can also ask one of your friends to vote, as long as this friend votes based on his/her own taste and not on your advice. :)
- You can vote as long as the voting form is open, at least until 11 December 2:00pm CET.

After the voting has ended I will publish the results here and make an animation of the voting process, to give you the feeling that he or she is watching the results of the real Eurovision song contest. If you include your e-mailaddress, I will send you an e-mail when the final result is published.

Recap video:

Recap video can be found here.

Playlist:

You can access the YouTube playlist of all the songs via this link.

Voting section:

Voting is closed.

List of participants:

Nr.CountryArtistTitle
1.South AfricaSteve, Bobby, Bok, Jay en RuhanDie Land
2.CyprusLoukas YorkasPame Ap Tin Arxi
3.DenmarkTim SchouNirvana
4.PolandClödieDevil In Disguise
5.GermanyMark ForsterÜbermorgen
6.SwedenYohioMy Nocturnal Serenade
7.ItalyElisaAnche Fragile
8.AustriaHungerHoney
9.SpainMiki NúñezCelébrate
10.KuwaitGhaneemaYou Got Me
11.FinlandRobin Packalen, Kovee, JoznezI'll Be With You
12.NicaraguaEcosQuiero Amarte
13.United KingdomAlestormPirate Metal Drinking Crew
14.UkraineOkean ElzyPereval
15.FranceBoulevard Des AiresTout Le Temps
16.CanadaFaouziaYou Don't Even Know Me
17.Marshall IslandsLost Boys ft iVibezLive Another Day
18.RussiaEgor Kreed feat. NyushaMr. & Mrs. Smith
19.NetherlandsDanny VeraRoller Coaster
20.SwitzerlandPegasus feat. Anna RossinelliVictoria Line
21.PortugalCarolina Deslandes ft. Rui VelosoAvião De Papel
22.AustraliaHands Like HousesDegrees Of Separation

dinsdag 12 november 2019

Results of ISC#11

The results are in! After 15 people have submitted their votes (the same amount as the record number of voters in edition 1!) all points have been added up and the winner has been decided.

You can watch the voting process here: https://scorewiz.eu/scoreboard/view/288932/isc-11.
To start, click on the "Continue"-button. To the left of this button, you find two small buttons to speed up or slow down the speed of the voting. When the voting is finished (or during the voting, if you are impatient), you can press the q-button on your keyboard to go to the full voting grid.

I hope you enjoyed the songs and see you again next year!

woensdag 30 oktober 2019

ISC#11

Hi all and welcome to ISC edition 11! The ISC Management (i.e. me) has selected 22 songs for you again from all over the world. As always there is a voting section below where I kindly ask you to vote for your favorites in Eurovision-style. Any vote is extremely appreciated and will help to decide who will be the winner of ISC this year!

Voting rules:
- Voting goes via the traditional Eurovision-system, see below. You may also vote in a personal message to me, via e-mail or via Facebook.
- You can vote for your own country and/or your own entry, as long as you promise to vote honestly. You can also ask one of your friends to vote, as long as this friend votes based on his/her own taste and not on your advice. :)
- You can vote until 11 November 2:00pm CET.
- Voting tip: personally I find it easy to rate the songs I like 1-5* while listening to the recap video and rank them afterwards based on this rating. After the voting has ended I will publish the results on my blog and make a fancy animation of the voting process, to give the viewer the feeling that he or she is watching the results of the real Eurovision song contest. If you include your e-mailaddress, I will send you an e-mail when the final result is published.

Recap video:


Playlist:

You can access the YouTube playlist of all the songs via this link.

Voting section:

Voting is over!

List of participants:

No.CountryArtistTitle
1.GreeceMarina SattiKoupes
2.South AfricaRoan AshWhiskey To My Soul
3.PeruMaricarmen MarinPor Qué Te Fuiste
4.FranceMarina KayeHomeless
5.BrazilPreta Gil feat. Gloria GrooveSó O Amor
6.FinlandBeast In BlackBlind And Frozen
7.UkraineMichelle AndradeHasta La Vista
8.IcelandThorsteinn EinarssonGalaxy
9.NorwayKEiiNOPraying
10.MongoliaThe HuYuve Yuve Yu
11.MaltaRed ElectrickCold As A Fever
12.HungarySirViveKéz A Kézben
13.LatviaNeon SaturdaysGet Up
14.PolandJamalPeron
15.United KingdomStevie McCrorieI Am Alive
16.LithuaniaDaddy Was A MilkmanBreathe In
17.NetherlandsSuzan & FreekAls Het Avond Is
18.JapanDean FujiokaHistory Maker
19.BelarusNizkizNebyaspechna
20.AustriaLeelah SkyKnow Me Blind
21.SwedenSmith & ThellForgive Me Friend
22.ArgentinaLos HuayraHoy

donderdag 18 oktober 2018

Results of ISC#10

The results are in! After an exciting voting process a winner has been decided. You can watch the voting process here:

https://scorewiz.eu/scoreboard/view/235006/isc-10

Note that in the new design I could not use the flags to indicate where a voter is from, so I wrote the nationality between brackets. A tip: if you are too lazy to watch the entire voting process, just press q and you will get to see the complete results immediately.

I hope you all have enjoyed the contest and I hope to see you all next year!

zondag 7 oktober 2018

ISC #10

Hello and welcome to edition 10 of the International Song Contest. A jubilee edition! I started this tradition in 2011 by asking 11 friends to select a song from their country and have people vote for their favorites.The contest was quickly expanded 22 songs per edition when I started enjoying it to find great music by myself. And now I can't believe that this is already the 10th edition! A big thanks goes out to all of my friends and family who have made this possible by selecting songs and/or voting for their favorites. It's you guys who kept me going all this time!

I honestly believe that this 10th edition of ISC has the highest average quality of music so far. Because I worked hard for it. Really, you won't believe how many songs I have judged before coming to the list with the 22 songs below. The preliminary list of participants contained music from countries like Tuvalu, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago and Bahrain, but in the end they were deemed not good enough to share with you. Now there are only two countries making their debut in this edition: Kazakhstan and Myanmar. This makes a total of 67 countries that has participated in ISC.

Let's hope you will enjoy listening to these songs. As always there is a voting section below where I kindly ask you to vote for your favorites in Eurovision-style. Any vote is extremely appreciated. :) 

Voting rules:
- Voting goes via the traditional Eurovision-system, see below. You may also vote in a personal message to me, via e-mail or via Facebook.
- You can vote for your own country and/or your own entry, as long as you promise to vote honestly. You can also ask one of your friends to vote, as long as this friend votes based on his/her own taste and not on your advice. :)
- You can vote until 18 October 6:00pm CET.
- Voting tip: personally I find it easy to rate the songs I like 1-5* while listening to the recap video and rank them afterwards based on this rating. After the voting has ended I will publish the results on my blog and make a fancy animation of the voting process, to give the viewer the feeling that he or she is watching the results of the real Eurovision song contest. If you include your e-mailaddress, I will send you an e-mail when the final result is published.

Recap video:



Playlist:
I also made a YouTube playlist of all the songs, to make it easier for you to listen to the full version of your favorites! You can access it via this link.

Voting section:
 Sorry, voting is closed!

List of participants:

No.CountryArtistTitle
1.HungaryTamás HorváthSour Cherry Tree
2.GermanyNamika feat. Black MJe Ne Parle Pas Français
3.New ZealandMitch JamesMove On
4.CroatiaKlapa CambiJidra Mog Vapora
5.IcelandSteindi Jr.Hardest Karaoke Song In The World
6.NetherlandsHaevnFinding Out More
7.KazakhstanAlem BandQalawim
8.UkraineBoba KWhat She's Like
9.MyanmarNi Ni Khin ZawA La Kar Pae
10.FranceArcadianTon Combat
11.LatviaMashaMr. Presley
12.TunisiaMyrathEndure The Silence
13.United KingdomLewis CapaldiFade
14.FinlandKaija Koo feat. CheekNää Yöt Ei Anna Armoo
15.MaltaI.Am.WillowSatellite
16.EstoniaStig RästaHome
17.RussiaOcean JetBreaking The Stones
18.ArmeniaSirushoHuh-Hah
19.MexicoDanna Paola ft. Noel SchajrisNo Es Cierto
20.GreeceRadioActMe N Myself
21.RomaniaCarla's DreamsUnde
22.SwedenH.e.a.t.Living On The Run

maandag 27 augustus 2018

My personal top 30 of ISC 1-9

We're slowly getting ready for the 10th edition of the International Song Contest. A jubilee edition, which has a very strong line-up. To get ready for that, I decided to make a top 30 of my personal favorites from the past 9 editions of ISC. Also, I made a recap video of the top 13 favorite songs. Why a top 13? Because 30 is too much for people to still enjoy, the number 14 has no official video and a top 10 would be too few songs. :) But for the people who want to watch all songs, I did make a playlist on YouTube. For the link, see below.

So here is the recap video:


Here is the link to the playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-GSipfiWJo&index=2&t=0s&list=PL2msETN888OE0tQQc1fOHfGx1qx1jYtta

And here is the list itself, including the country and the final position in the contest the song achieved:

1. Sturm und Drang - Molly The Murderer (Finland; finished 10th in ISC#6)
2. Sunrise Avenue - Hollywood Hills (Finland; finished 1st in ISC#1)
3. Red Electrick ft. MPO - Young Again (Malta; finished 2nd in ISC#7)
4. Lunatica - Who You Are (Switzerland; finished 2nd in ISC#2)
5. Michael Schulte - Carry Me Home (Germany; finished 2nd in ISC#5)
6. Haloo Helsinki! - Beibi (Finland; finished 7th in ISC#9)
7. Nik & Jay feat. Søren Huss - Ocean Of You (Denmark; finished 16th in ISC#7)
8. Paddy & The Rats - Pilgrim On The Road (Hungary; finished 5th in ISC#6)
9. Luminize - Get It Back (Croatia; finished 5th in ISC#7)
10. Eivør - Undo Your Mind (Faroe Islands; finished 8th in ISC#4)
11. Softengine - Yellow House (Finland; finished 3rd in ISC#8)
12. Kaleo - Way Down We Go (Iceland; finished 1st in ISC#8)
13. Morat - Yo Más Te Adoro (Colombia; finished 2nd in ISC#9)
14. Bobby Andonov - War Is Love (Australia; finished 7th in ISC#6)
15. Blackbyrd ft. Craig Hinds - From The Bottom Of My Heart (South Africa; finished 1st in ISC#7)
16. Sekai No Owari - Dragon Night (Japan; finished 12th in ISC#8)
17. 77 Bombay Street - Long Way (Switzerland; finished 3rd in ISC#3)
18. Mejaši - Zorica (Croatia; finished 4th in ISC#6)
19. Bryan Rice ft. Julie - Curtain Call (Denmark; finished 1st in ISC#3)
20. NRG - Mayday (South Africa; finished 5th in ISC#5)
21. Modà - La Notte (Italy; finished 15th in ISC#2)
22. Vunk ft. Antonia - Pleacă (Romania; finished 14th in ISC#5)
23. Cats On Trees, Calogero - Jimmy (France; finished 4th in ISC#7)
24. Sanna Nielsen - Empty Room (Sweden; finished 4th in ISC#3)
25. J-Mors - Ne Umirai (Belarus; finished 2nd in ISC#1)
26. Pegasus - Last Night On Earth (Switzerland; finished 6th in ISC#8)
27. Airport Impressions - Berlin (Malta; finished 3rd in ISC#6)
28. Autumn Hill - Return Policy (Canada; finished 5th in ISC#8)
29. Revolverheld - Keine Liebeslieder (Germany; finished 4th in ISC#4)
30. Negative - Won't Let Go (Finland; finished 4th in ISC#2)