Kalavision Song Contest - Semi Final Running Order Reveal 2000 BST 02/07

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  1. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    Now that Festival Di Soldi is over, it's time to reveal that after a delay, unlike Eurovision 2020, the Kalavision Song Contest is FINALLY happening!

    The Kalavision Reference Group (ie me) took a lot of comments and feedback on board and some changes have been made. Hopefully these will be little bit more popular than the Backing Vocals Gate of Eurovision 2021.

    The old rule book has been ripped up and discarded. While the song and country link was a nice idea it was very difficult to manage, and some of the links were so weak that it became rather pointless in the end. Also, a lot of people didn't submit their entries and they had chosen a country someone else had wanted, so it seems unfair to continue with the country selection that was originally planned. so TLDR, We are wiping the slate clean and starting all over again!

    So going forward, everyone will be allocated a country once all entries have been submitted, but the country will not necessarily have anything to do with the song.

    My plan, if this is successful is to run one in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and the format will roughly follow the format of the other contests such as A Song For Moopy and Festival Di Soldi, but to make things a LITTLE different from those contests there will be one KEY difference.

    Each contest will have a THEME and your song has to fit that theme. If it doesn't fit the theme then it will NOT be eligible. The theme will change for each contest, and each one theme will give each edition a different flavour. It will also give people a little challenge to search for their song but I will ensure that themes won't be TOO restrictive.

    The theme for the first edition of Kalavision IS...

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE SONGS

    By Foreign language I means only songs NOT in English will be allowed. If you are Dutch, then you can still enter a song in Dutch.

    Your song MUST be on Spotify and YouTube but apart from that you are free to choose ANY song you like - any artist, any country, any year, any length, any genre.

    Cover versions of originally English songs are allowed if the song is not well known - ie you can submit a Thai version of a Lisa Scott-Lee album track but not a Afrikaans version of Alexandra Burke's Start Without You. Songs which are partly in English are allowed if it's a line here or there like in K-Pop but not if there's massive amounts of English.

    The song should ALSO be on YouTube, it doesn't HAVE to have a video but it should at LEAST be there in audio form, as these will be used for the Song Reveal Live Group Watch.

    I'm including the Spotify rule because, frankly, it's annoying if there is a song missing from the playlist, and it affects my OCD.

    So that is IT! I will open song submissions NOW, and you have until Tuesday 30 June to get your submissions in. With you submission, please send the link to the track on Spotify AND YouTube. No bio or photo needed. You are free to change your submission as many times as you like before the deadline but it is FIRST come FIRST served. If you do submit a song which has already been selected I will ask you to select another.

    UPDATE: In addition, an artist can only be involved in ONE song. If they have already been chosen by someone else, then I will ask you to select another.

    The dates are TBA depending on interest, but I am aiming to kick it all off on Wednesday 1 July!

    If anyone has any questions then please ask here and I will answer them, but until then, happy searching!
     
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  2. Lucille

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  3. Ill Advised

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    Why the hell not. In
     
  4. Soldi

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    Omg Kala I love you, starting this the SECOND FDS finished! :D:disco:

    And I THINK I already know my song :disco:
     
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    I have not enough :disco:
     
  6. Rhythmbarbican

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    Sounds like a great idea!

    One thing, can songs be mostly in one foreign language and have a few words or phrases in English?
     
  7. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    In and will be using the same song from the original Kalavision. Do you need me to send it again?
     
  8. Alla

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    If you read the endless post you'll find out you can. Yes, who the hell is gonna read that, I know. :D:disco:
     
  9. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    Yes, that's fine, as long as it's not a full chorus, verse etc, something like the English in the average K Pop song is fine.
     
  10. Kate

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    OMG!

    I pressed yes before reading the rules though :D fuck only knows what I’m going to submit. Prepare for more German goth shit everyone :)
     
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  11. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    Yes please do, just so I have it in recent messages!
     
  12. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    Just think of it as a challenge. I wanted to make things a little bit different from ASFM and FDS, plus the results of FDS show that foreign language is no barrier to success!
     
  13. dUb

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    Is Fai Rumore eligible
     
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    COB Pop it in here thanks

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    I had something I really wanted to submit for the next one of these, but it's in English so it'll have to wait :eyes:
     
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    Chlammy Climb on through my window.

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    Kala I may need bullet points but I am yours to use. <3
     
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    COB Pop it in here thanks

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  17. Raining On Me

    Raining On Me Jesus Loves Winners

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    So I can submit my original entry? I want that and that alone! (I think...as it stands!)
     
  18. Ag

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    So we lose our last song?! Why not carry on with the last one?
     
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    it’s a shame we can’t just resume the original kalavision this time and then start with the themes next time, but you’re the boss. This language rule is interesting... I have no idea what I’d enter right now.
     
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    I’m happy to use my last song and country if that’s ok! They fit the criteria.
     
  21. Raining On Me

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    :D So here for this. Seasonal foreign language songs, omg :disco:
     
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  22. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    Presumably, you will be able to enter it into eeDC laul once this is finished.
     
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    Can we do seasonal runway photoshoots and send them to Kala for our promo pics?
     
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  24. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    About 10-15 people didn't submit their entries and many of them were at the top of the list and people below them wanted that country and couldn't get it... also some of the links between artist and country were not really links at all so the whole theme became a waste of time. You can reuse the song for another contest though! Plus I cleared out my inbox so I have no idea who was what anyway.
     
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  25. Lucille

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    Dying at this.

    “you can submit a Thai version of a Lisa Scott-Lee album track but not a Afrikaans version of Alexandra Burke's Start Without You”
     
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    IF it is not in English, then yes, you can.
     
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    Entry SUBMITTED :disco:
     
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    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    Ban them all and just run a final with the people that followed the theme properly LIKE ME.
     
  29. Suomi

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    I am glad you are back but I do think it’s a bit cheeky swooping in and taking away Dark Carnival’s opportunity away like this
     
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  30. Lucille

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    DC has been fingered to run holerate 2020 so don’t feel too bad.
     
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    :D!
     
  32. cwej

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    As it happens the song I have is not in English, but if I had spent all that time looking for a song before, writing a bio etc and then you said 'Actually no you can't have it cos it's in English' I'd be annoyed. Don't know if that's what other people have done though so I might be speaking on behalf of no-one.

    Anyway, please take my entry as it stood before. Thanks
     
  33. Win_the_game

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    Watch Rita try and submit Jai Ho.
     
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  34. cwej

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    Macarena. Without a doubt.
     
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  35. Kate

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    A quick browse through my iTunes and I have two ideas :disco:
     
  36. Chlammy

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    I love my last song but might take a bit of time to decide if I want to keep it.

    I do think it could solidly make the cut for the first semi final of Kalavision Autumn season 2024 though (featuring new judge Rita Ora).
     
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    I don’t care what she submits, she needs to qualify. She’s the one piece that tonight was missing.
     
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    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    I was the piece that tonight was missing. :oi: Clearly I would have come third if I hadn't been cruelly denied by you cloth eared lot.
     
  39. Kalabaliken

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    I get what you mean but I felt the theme was just not working, and its not like they cannot use the song again for another contest.

    Can you resend the PM with your song details, I had to clear out my inbox the other day as it was full. Ta much!
     
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