Welcome to the 129th Forum Song Contest!
Last month, HC55555 won for the first time ever with this song:
Javiera Mena - Espada
This was only the 2nd win for Chile, a country that seems to have a lot of potential in this contest.
Let's check out our host city, Valparaíso!
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 2018, eligible entries must have been released after December 31st, 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 - 09/02| 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. Chile (HC55555)
02. Germany (CandyPerfumeBoy)
03. Ukraine (Leychen)
04. Australia (Undercover)
05. Netherlands (cheapthrills)
10 - 11/02 | 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.
12 - 25/02 | VOTE! Whoever fails to vote during this period cannot participate in the following contest.
26/02 | Late Vote: Whoever votes on this date will receive a 10 points penalty.
27/02 | Very Late Vote: Whoever votes on this date will receive a 15 points penalty. Whoever fails to vote by the 27th (Valparaíso time) will be disqualified.
28/02 | Results
ALL RULES AND PENALTIES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED
Argentina (HC55555) | Lali - Una Na
Australia (Undercover) | Hatchie - Sure
Belarus (JakeP) | Platon feat. Joolay - Taking Me Higher
Brazil (LonelyDreamer) | Anitta - Vai Malandra (feat. Mc Zaac, Maejor, Tropkillaz & DJ Yuri Martins)
Canada (Grybop) | Bob Moses - I Ain't Gonna Be The First To Cry
Faroe Islands (Mainshow) | Eivør - Í tokuni
Fiji (Affillate) | Paulini - By My Side
Finland (Tansike) | Leaves' Eyes - Across The Sea
France (jio) | Ibeyi - River
Germany (flopho) | Von Wegen Lisbeth - Chérie
Greece (ConstantinosV) | Vasilis Dimas - Ragizei i Kardia moy
Indonesia (dilimanto) | Endah N Rhesa - Ruang Bahagia
Italy (leomedar) | Giorgia - Credo
Kazakhstan (trebor) | Alem Band - Kalauym
Malaysia (Spiral) | Wany Hasrita - Rintihan Rindu
New Zealand (westhammer) | Robinson - Crave You
Norway (KindOf) | Hungry Hearts – Vagina Anthem
Philippines (xtofer) | Kio Priest & BV - Maybe Some Other Time
Serbia (navi) | Bitipatibi - Mi smo od šećera
Spain (mondflug) | Reyko - Spinning Over You
Sweden (heppolo) | Jonathan Johansson - Aldrig ensam
Switzerland (CandyPerfumeBoy) | Maxine Kazis - Dreck.
UK (Thriller) | SG Lewis - Times We Had (ft. Toulouse)
Ukraine (franklex) | Luna - Lutiki
US (cheapthrills) | Algiers - The Underside of Power
+ a playlist of all the entries, made by ConstantinosV