PREVIOUS WINNER:Running-Jessie Ware (United Kingdom)
Blondini welcomes you to Glasgow
RULESGlasgow (i/??l??z???/, locally /??laz?o/, GLAZ-goh; Scots: Glesga listen (help·info); Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu ([?k??as??xu] listen (help·info))) is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands.
Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become one of the largest seaports in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric of Glasgow and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with British North America and the British West Indies. With the Industrial Revolution, the city and surrounding region shifted to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of heavy engineering, most notably in shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was known as the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period. Today it is one of Europe's top ten financial centres and is home to many of Scotland's leading businesses. Glasgow is also ranked as the 57th most liveable city in the world.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Glasgow grew in population, eventually reaching a peak of 1,128,473 in 1939, and was the fourth-largest city in Europe, after London, Paris and Berlin. In the 1960s, comprehensive urban renewal projects resulting in large-scale relocation of people to new towns and peripheral suburbs, followed by successive boundary changes, have reduced the current population of the City of Glasgow council area to 592,000, with 1,199,629 people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers approximately 2.3 million people, 41% of Scotland's population. Glasgow will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is currently bidding to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.
01. This is a monthly contest.
02. You can pick ANY country in the world.
03. The song cannot have been a UK/US Top 40 hit, as it would give it an unfair advantage.
04. PLEASE try and choose a song not everyone would know, the point is to discover new artists.
05. The song cannot have taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest.
06. The song can be a remix.
07. At least HALF of the people from your act must be from the country you are representing.
08. The song cannot be a cover version.
09. The song should be from 2000 to the present.
10. Everyone MUST vote, anyone who doesn't will be disqualified.
11. Discussion about one's favourites during the contest is NOT ALLOWED as it has the potential to influence the voting.
REVISED TIMELINE (PLEASE READ)
01 - 09 | PICK & PRESENT: Present your entry or just reserve your country. Last month's top 5 get their choice from last month reserved, so nobody may choose these countries until they let them go:
- Code: Select all
01. UNITED KINGDOM (Blondini)
02. France (jio)
03. Bosnia & Herzegovina (grooveboy)
04. Japan (Mylostlenore)
05. Australia (Virgostar)
10 - 13 | PRESENT: Present your entry only (last month's Top 5 are free now unless their reservation has been confirmed)
14 - 27 | Vote!
28 - 28 | Late Vote: Whoever votes on this date will receive a 10 points penalty
29-29 | Very Late Vote: Whoever votes on this date will receive a 15 points penalty. Whoever fails to vote by this date (British time) will be disqualified
TIMELINES AND PENALTIES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED
-Argentina (HC55555) | Arranca Corazones-Attaque 77
-Australia (Virgostar) | 6am-The Holidays
-Belgium (Dumheten) | Seven Odd Years-Arid
-Canada (NoAngels) | String Me Along-Melissa O'Neil
-Croatia (grooveboy) | Ljeto (E-Base "Ragusa" remix)-Jinx
-Cyprus (jio) | U Dönüsü-Genco Ecer
-Czech Rep. (nekoo3372) | Put It On Me-Ben Cristovao
-Denmark (Grybop) | Bridges-Fallulah
-France (Kirill) | Assis Pas Terre-Louisy Joseph
-Greece (mondflug) | Matia Mou Xehnas-Rallia Christidou
-Hungary (vercotti) | Even If I'm Late-Polar Bear
-India (Star) | Daaru Desi-Benny Dayal & Shalmali Kholgade featuring Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan & Diana Penty
-Indonesia (abdeeaikawa) | Could It Be-Raisa
-Israel (mykka) | Le Sens De La Vie-TAL
-Italy (chris975) | I'm Proud-Berenice
-Japan (Mylostlenore) | Salva Nos-Yuri Kajiura
-Mexico (nyla) | No Me Dejes Ir (DJ Morales remix)-Lucero
-Netherlands (Blondini) | Timewave Zero-Grendel
-New Zealand (ThomyX) | Black Sheep-Gin Wigmore
-Nigeria (Wardo) | If You Ask Me-Omawumi
-Norway (Jasmine) | Imagine-Tone Damli feat. Eric Saade
-Poland (jszmiles) | Dancing Shoes (Kamp! remix)-Brodka
-Romania (Shortie) | Stelele Care Cad-Taxi
-Russia (marat2408) | Melody-Clark Owen feat. Lena Katina
-Serbia (toni_pest) | Nisi S Njom-Elitni Odredi & Mia
-Spain (naughty) | Sin Miedo A Nade-Alex Ubago
-Sweden (Vindrag) | Flytta På Dig-Alina Devecerski
-USA (KevinScream) | Kill Me-The Golden Filter