The 45th edition of the Eurovision Memories Song Contest is about to begin and one of its surprises has been unveiled in the past minutes. As a way of celebrating the third anniversary of the contest and remembering that the original mission of the contest is showcasing artists and songs from all over Europe, the EM45 Participants' File has been created.
This document gives an amazing insight into each one of the participating entries: you can get to know who wrote and composed the song, how long it is, and what's its official YouTube link. You can also get to know the artists better, since they are introduced with a brief intro and an official photo. And last but not least, you can even sing along to the entries.... The file features the lyrics for EACH SONG (with transcription and translation where needed)! YAY!
You can download the first part of the file in the official EM45 webpage, in a button you can find below the official list of participants. This first part contains the first sixteen (16) entries of the contest (by alphabetical order), which means you'll now know the entries coming from: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany and Greece.
The second part (entries 17 to 30) will be uploaded in the morning of July 31st, and the third part (entries 31 to 45) will be uploaded in the evening of the same day. Remember that the semifinals voting will start on Friday August 1st!
Oh, and don't miss the Semifinals' Draw later today!
*The United Kingdom is listed for reference, but the host must vote in both semifinals.
The countries will be drawn into either the first or the second semifinal, and ALSO, into the corresponding first, second or third part of the each show (each part will contain seven entries). The actual running order will be determined by the Executive Supervisor in a similar fashion to that of the most recent Eurovision editions (trying to mix up the genres in the most suitable way for the show). The video and its outcome will be posted on July 30th!
As most of you know, the Eurovision Memories Song Contest can have up to 53 participants from all over Europe and the Mediterranean. Fortunately for all of us, the EM Team has managed to secure 45 participants for the upcoming EM45 edition (it seems 45 is THE perfect number)!
The last time we saw such a large number of entries was back in EM34 (47 entries), and even though the record goes to EM32 (50 entries), we're celebrating these great news in our EM Team headquarters!
Out of the EM44 participants, only Russia withdrew, but they promised to make their comeback in EM46; and we have five amazing returning countries: Albania, Estonia, Monaco, Poland (all of whom last participated in EM43) and Morocco (who last participated in EM38). Sadly, we still cannot find suitable players for six countries (their last appearance appears between brackets): Azerbaijan (EM43), Belarus (EM41), Egypt (EM36), Georgia (EM39), Kosovo (EM36), Macedonia (EM39). And Malta? Well, it seems they'll come back soon.
The 45th edition of our contest is very important because it marks exactly THREE years since the contest began in Arad, Romania, with the first win from Armenia (Inga & Anush - "Menq Enq Mer Sarerë"). Since then, we have had 1449 entries, a lot of stories, movies, comics and drama; but we're still here, proving that this contest is like wine, getting better as time passes by. The EM community has prepared a lot of surprises for this edition so stay tuned for them!
#ClarkItUp in Leeds, UK!
The logo design of the forthcoming Eurovision Memories Song Contest was revealed tonight on our official Facebook page while the calendar was published last week. Submission period will close tonight and the official participant list will be revealed on the news page. The executive superviser of EM 45, Dago Lesmes, announced an exciting presentation of the Semifinals draw on 30 August 2014.
"The colours are the colours of Leeds (blue and yellow) the white rose is the symbol of York, the city next to Leeds. (This is the most Northern UK city to host). Clark it Up is a Leeds expression, it means to make things more exciting, to turn the excitement level up, a good motto for EM's 3rd birthday!" says the EM host.
Stay tuned for more news about EM 45 Song Contest! #ClarkItUp #Leeds #UK #EM45
The Eurovision Memories Song Contest has reached its 45 edition with wonderful memories for people around the world. As we are a young team, we will always look for better changes that will increase the quality of this amazing contest.The Eurovision Memories Song Contest is probably the most transparent, fun and creative contest from all over the internet, that's the reason why we will let only the best and dedicated Eurovision fans to enter.
New Sign Up Forms
A special committee formed by the SEFC, FC and the Webmaster, introduced the brand new sign up form for new people that want to join our contest. The new submission form consists in two application: the 1st application contains the personal details of the fresh new participant and the information regarding his entry for the forthcoming EM edition. The 2nd application contains three important questions that will be used by the webmaster to determine if the new participant is suitable to enter or not the Eurovision Memories Song Contest. The Webmaster can also make the answers public so people can share their own thoughts about the possible new member. The old members will submit their entries using Form 2, which contains only the details of their entry for the forthcoming EM Edition.
The controversial 'Judges choice' was replaced!
Due to some complaints received from our participants, the special committee formed by the SEFC and FC came up with a new, innovative and fairer solution to choose the 11th entry from each Semifinal. The "Judges choice" consisted in the top 11 of the judges formed by the two Grand Finalists voting in each semifinal. Their no. 11 would automatically qualify in the Grand Final. Now, the 'Judges choice' was replaced by a new method of selection which consists in choosing the country which achieved the most votes from each country. For example, we have a semifinal of 20 countries. The top 10 qualified. Now we will look which country from the bottom 10 received the most votes from that Semifinal. Let's suppose that 16 people voted for Greece (the points don't matter at this phase) and Greece is placed 14th in the top, while for Slovenia which is placed 11th in the top, received votes from 12 people only. In this case, Greece will qualify. If two or three countries get the same amount of voters, we will pass the country which entered the top 9 of the voters, skipping 1 points, 2 points and so on. Philosophy: The more people that placed this qualifier in their top ten, the more likely this qualifier will get votes in the final.
Real example: "EM40 Semifinal 1: Belarus (12th) and Monaco (14th) both received points from 11 countries (Iceland came 11th but only 8 countries voted for it). They then go into the tie break situation. By ignoring all 1 points, we look at how many countries placed it in their top 9. Monaco (two 1 point votes) came in the top 9 nine times and Belarus (one 1 point vote) came in the top 9 ten times. Belarus make the final." This new method will be applied starting with the forthcoming EM Edition.
New rules to be revealed soon!
The new rules created and published by the EM Supreme Committee will be revealed at the end of this month. We made important changes that will benefit the future organization of the Eurovision Memories Song Contest. The new rules will be published on the news page and also on the Rules Page. Stay tuned!
When does EM 45 begin?!
The Webmaster of the Eurovision Memories Song Contest is currently struggling with Erasmus preparations, so he cannot supervise and organize EM 45 this week. Also, our main administrator is on vacation. The good news is that people can submit and the FC will take care of the organization till the main team is back. The dates will be probably published at the end of this week!
All the news regarding Eurovision Memories Song Contest are being published here.