Grybop kindly asked me to host this month's edition so this is indeed the official FSC 127 thread - I hope you don't mind me opening it 7 hours after midnight (based on Yokohama's Local Time, yes, it's already 1st Dec there. So you better reserve your country now and learn more after our host city afterwards )
Last month, xtofer won with this entry and therefore, he brought the contest back to the sovereign island nation of Japan:
Rina Sawayama - Alterlife
Let's get to know our host town, the second largest city of the country, Yokohama!
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01. This is a monthly contest, modeled after Eurovision. You need to have at least 10 posts to your credit to take part.
02. You can pick any country in the world.
03. The artist you choose has either to be a citizen of the country they'll represent or to have been born there. At least HALF of the people from your act must be from the country you choose.
04. Your song must be 10 years old at the most. For 2017, eligible entries must have been released after November 30th, 2007.
05. Eurovision entries are not allowed. Songs from concurrent Eurovision heats are not allowed either.
06. The song cannot have been a UK/US Top 40 hit, as it would give it an unfair advantage.
07. The song can be a remix.
08. The song cannot be a cover version.
09. If your song features a sample, please state it early enough, so the other contestants can decide whether it is acceptable or not by poll.
10. You cannot vote for your own country.
11. Discussion about one's favourites during the contest is NOT ALLOWED, as it has the potential to influence the voting.
12. PLEASE try and choose a song not everyone would know, the point is to discover new artists.
13. If a song becomes or is found to be ineligible at any time before the voting is over, it will be disqualified.
14. Make sure you understand all the rules before you take part. You will need to devote about 2 hours of your time to this game to listen to all the entries at least once. Do a little research on your entry before you present it, be sure that it doesn't violate any rules, and check here to see if it has taken part before.
01 - 10/12| RESERVE & 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:
01. Japan (xtofer)
02. Finland (heppolo)
03. New Zealand (bergkamp2004)
04. Ireland (mondflug)
05. Australia (Affillate)
11 - 12/12 | PRESENT: Pick any country that hasn't been presented yet and present your entry (ALL reservations are now expired). A maximum of 30 confirmed entries in total will be accepted.
13 - 27/12 | VOTE! Whoever fails to vote during this period cannot participate in the following contest.
28/12 | Late Vote: Whoever votes on this date will receive a 10 points penalty.
29/12 | Very Late Vote: Whoever votes on this date will receive a 15 points penalty. Whoever fails to vote by the 30th (Yokohama time) will be disqualified.
30/12 | Results
ALL RULES AND PENALTIES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED
Argentina (HC55555) | TINI & Nacho - Te Quiero Más
Australia (Affillate) | Michael Paynter - Love the fall (feat. The Veronicas)
Belgium (ConstantinosV) | Loïc Nottet - Mud Blood
Canada (leomedar) | Allie X - Paper Love
Croatia (grooveboy) | Oliver & Gibonni - Sreca
Denmark (mondflug) | Hedegaard - That's Me
Estonia (Undercover) | Holy Motors - Stay The Night
Finland (heppolo) | Haloo Helsinki! - Hulluuden Highway
France (Mainshow) | Claudio Capéo - Ca va ça va
Germany (KindOf) | Ulmo Ocin - Mandalo
Greece (BageTheLaVie) | Konstantinos Argiros - Psemata
Hungary (flopho) | Pápai Joci - Özönvíz
Indonesia (abdeeaikawa) | Soundwave - Peace
Ireland (westhammer) | Soulé - What Do You Know
Israel (trebor) | Hachatzer Ha'achorit - Kol Ha'optsiot Al Hashulchan
Mexico (Tyne) | Yuridia - Cobarde
Nigeria (Thriller) | Kah-Lo - Fasta
Norway (CandyPerfumeBoy) | Band of Gold - I Wanna Dance With You Again
Russia (Leychen) | Hanna - Puli
Singapore (Spiral) | Tabitha Nauser - Body Language (feat. SonaOne)
South Africa (jio) | Mobi Dixon - Love Colour Spin (feat. Msaki)
South Korea (Colbie) | Monsta X - Dramarama
Spain (Frederic) | Fangoria - Fiesta en el Infierno
Sweden (Tansike) | The Dark Element - The Ghost And The Reaper
Thailand (xtofer) | Plastic Plastic - The Trip
UK (navi) | Dan Croll - Tokyo
Ukraine (franklex) | AntYtіla - TDME
US (Grybop) | Goapele - Play