123rd FSC (Aug 2017 - RETRO): Christchurch, New Zealand VOTE

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Postby Grybop » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:40 pm

Good morning everyone! Welcome to the 123rd UKMIX Forum Song Contest!



It's August and this means we're going nostalgic and retro, choosing old songs to compete against each other! But where are we?
Last month, Mainshow won for New Zealand (third win for this country, but fifth for Mainshow I think?) and it was all because of this song:

Avalanche City - Inside Out

Now let's get to know a little about our host city, Christchurch!


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RULES


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 over 10 years old. For Retro FSC 2017, eligible entries must have been released before January 1st, 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.



TIMELINE


01 - 11/08 | 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
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01. New Zealand (Mainshow)
02. Iceland (JakeP)
03. Denmark (Affillate)
04. Norway (Colbie)
05. Zimbabwe (leomedar)


12 - 13/08 | 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.

14 - 28/08 | VOTE! Whoever fails to vote during this period cannot participate in the following contest.

29/08 | Late Vote: Whoever votes on this date will receive a 10 points penalty.

30/08 | Very Late Vote: Whoever votes on this date will receive a 15 points penalty. Whoever fails to vote by the 30th (Christchurch time) will be disqualified.

31/08 | Results

ALL RULES AND PENALTIES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED

ENTRIES:

Australia (cheapthrills) | Divinyls - I'm Jealous
Austria (Leychen) | Falco - Mutter, Der Mann Mit Dem Koks Ist Da
Benin (flopho) | Angélique Kidjo - Agolo
Brazil (BageTheLaVie)| Adriana Calcanhotto - Maresia
Croatia (grooveboy) | ET - Ne traži ljubav
Denmark (Thriller) | Safri Duo - Fallin' High
Finland (Affillate) | Nightwish - Nemo
France (Grybop) | Zazie - Un point c'est toi
Germany (CandyPerfumeBoy) | Wolfsheim - The Sparrows and the Nightingales
Ireland (westhammer) | The Frames - Fake
Israel (jio) | חדווה עמרני ולהקת פלפל לבן - בלב אחד (סאלם עליכום)
Italy (trebor) | 883 - Sei Un Mito
Japan (xtofer) | Eri Nobuchika - Voice
Liechtenstein (heppolo) | Elis - Der Letzte Tag
Lithuania (Undercover) | BIX - Tarp Europos Ir Honkongo
Malaysia (Spiral) | Shake - You Know I Love You (Tu sais je t'aime)
Mexico (leomedar) | Luis Miguel - Suave
New Zealand (Mainshow) | Anika Moa - Youthful
Spain (mondflug) | Iván - Fotonovela
Sweden (Benny) | Army of Lovers - Obsession
Turkey (Frederic) | Bendeniz - Ya Sen Ya Hiç
UK (Magnus) | Alice Martineau – If I Fall
US (KindOf) | Antony and the Johnsons - Hope There's Someone
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Postby CandyPerfumeBoy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:41 pm

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Postby Grybop » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:41 pm

I think I'd like to reserve France for the time being.
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Postby KindOf » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:42 pm

USA for me
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Postby Benny » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:43 pm

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Postby mondflug » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:45 pm

Spain
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Postby trebor » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:55 pm

Grybop wrote:I think I'd like to reserve France for the time being.
You better not change your mind! :wink: :lol: :lol:
(Had already all planned out for France [and Spain as a 2nd option]... ) 8-)
I'll take ITALY
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Postby Magnus » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:11 pm

UK
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Postby JSparksFan » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:23 pm

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Postby jio » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:24 pm

Greece (if Grybop changes his mind and Trebor gets France, then I'll get Italy lol)
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Postby heppolo » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:25 pm

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Elis - Der Letzte Tag
Genre: Gothic Metal
Release Date: 2004
For the fans of: Within Temptation, Nightwish, Type O Negative
Description: "Dark Clouds in a Perfect Sky" became ELIS' sophmore release perfectly documenting the band's musical development and growth, and emerging as an energy-laden, sophistacated work. The videoclip for the album's opener "Der letzte Tag", featuring the late Sabine Dünser (singer), speaks for itself.
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Postby grooveboy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:32 pm

Croatia
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Postby marat2408 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:38 pm

Retro? Oh, no.

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Postby cheapthrills » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:40 pm

2. Australia

Image They were so much more than I Touch Myself.
RIP Chrissy :cry:

Divinyls - I'm Jealous

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Postby Noahh » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:02 pm

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Postby Magnus » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:31 pm

The link to the Finnish song currently leads to a completely different song (Churchill - Change) ?!?
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Postby westhammer » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:21 pm

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Postby cheapthrills » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:24 pm

Magnus wrote:The link to the Finnish song currently leads to a completely different song (Churchill - Change) ?!?
Oops, that would help, wouldn't it? :lol:
I copied from my post last month and didn't change the link. It has been updated.
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Postby leomedar » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:17 pm

3. MEXICO

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PS: I dont like Retro month but dont want to miss a month here lol
PS2: my previous entry turned out to be a cover, didnt know that
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Postby Affillate » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:19 am

I'm gonna be a bit lazy this month as I don't have any older songs in mind for other countries ATM (I think I found a Finland one a while back but that's already taken) so:

AUSTRALIA plz

(Denmark is free)
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Postby franklex » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:43 am

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Postby Spiral » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:01 pm

4. Malaysia

Shake - You Know I Love You (Tu sais je t'aime) (1976)

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Postby Grybop » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:30 pm

I think I'm going to need a little help choosing my entry. I've been listening to tons of songs since yesterday and I really can't decide on one. One thing I'd like for sure is that the song be relatively unknown. SO!

I'm going to post a list of French acts (well I think they're all French!).
Make a post stating which of these acts you know. If more than 2 people know a certain act, I will eliminate them from my list and then decide among the least known ones.

Niagara
Les Rita Mitsouko
Native
Laurent Voulzy
Les Innocents
Yta Farrow
Christophe
Michel Polnareff
Louise Attaque
Cornu
Etienne Daho
Noir Désir
Zazie
Jakie Quartz
Lio
Elli Medeiros
David Hallyday
Doriand
Teri Moïse
Francis Cabrel
Pascal Obispo
François Feldman
Marc Lavoine
Alain Chamfort
Marie Laforêt
Jeane Manson
Mireille Mathieu
Florent Pagny
Cerrone
Corynne Charby
Hélène Ségara
Michel Berger
France Gall
Alain Souchon
Jordy
Indra
Jean-Jacques Goldman
Liane Foly

Merci!
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Postby Colbie » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:34 pm

^ I only know France Gall from that list!
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Postby flopho » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:37 pm

Even though i know a few others (Zazie, Louise Attaque, etc.), France Gall and Jean-Jacques Goldman are the only ones i'd remove (imo)
Shame on me for changing...no, shame on you for staying the same
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