Post Eurovision depression – it’s a bitch! Eurovision was a month ago (*sob*), the next national final won’t be until at least November (*wail*) and Junior Eurovision is still months away (*wah*). And believe us, the team at wiwibloggs are suffering from it just as much as the rest of y’all. But moping is soooo not our style. We’ve decided to shake off the fug and create our own contest. Readers, welcome to the inaugural wiwivision – our alternative song contest.

wiwivision 2015 Trailer

In the lead-up to the real thing, everyone on the team analyses all the entries in minute detail. We scoff at song choices, we bemoan the chosen singers and tear-apart staging decisions. So wouldn’t it be fun if the tables were turned? Well now they are. Our correspondents have each adopted a country and selected a hypothetical entry for the song contest. In a bid to maintain some degree of reality, we’re going to keep the structure used by the EBU in 2015 – the same 40 countries, two semi finals from which ten songs will qualify and one grand final with the twenty qualifiers plus seven automatic qualifiers. Essentially, we’ll be reliving Eurovision 2015 but with our own personal song choices.

Entries

To make things interesting we’ve banned past Eurovision and national final entrants, in so far as possible. We want to go on a new musical journey, and hopefully y’all will hop on for the ride. Each act must have some connection to the country they’re representing, although we’re allowing certain countries to borrow from their neighbours (hi San Marino). When it comes to song selection, we’re a tad more flexible than the EBU. Songs must be original, but we’ve scrapped the three minute rule and the window within which songs must be released is 1 June 2014 to 31 May 2015. Basically, we’ve a year’s worth of great music to choose from. There’s no excuse for us to mess up, but y’all should totally judge us if we do… otherwise we’ll be judging you!

Molly Smittend Downes Judging
Molly isn’t the only one capable of giving grade A side-eye.

Voting

Obviously, we have neither the means nor infrastructure to replicate the voting model used at Eurovision. Instead we’re going to do like Sweden’s Melodifestivalen – the juries (i.e. wiwibloggs correspondents) will give their points in the same manner as at the song contest, and then the public vote will be added on at the end. And this is where y’all come into the equation. There will be reader polls for both semis and the grand final. The results from these polls will account for 50% of the total vote, with the Wiwi Jury accounting for the remainder. To paraphrase Queen Loreen – you got the power!

Launch Dates

For those of you wetting yourselves with excitement, stay calm. We’re launching the first semi-final tomorrow. The second semi final will follow two days later, on Thursday. And we’ll reveal the automatic qualifiers on Friday. The date of the grand final has yet to be confirmed. Forty songs will battle it out for your votes, whilst the members of wiwibloggs watch tentatively as y’all rip into our selections – should be fun!

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ian from the philippines
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can we have a other world vision. there are alot for other sound from other countries .y

LucyPercy
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Wow SOMEBODY saw ESC Rewind and got an idea 😛

Love it though 🙂 who repping the UK then? Chris, Angus, Deban…or hey even William himself? 🙂

Chris
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Chris

@ Charles
Although there is some sad truth in what you are saying, the Wiwivision is a great idea to fulfil the emptiness most of Eurovision’s fans are feeling now. Relax! And let’s hold our judgment of the quality until we can learn all 40 songs.

Charles
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Charles

Considering the level of high quality entries at this year’s ESC totally unthinkable back in 2005 (what a nightmare that whole televoting period was) ..I can understand the state of boredom many fans must have felt with only one golden boy and one Serbian singer bringing the disco-gay trash to the table … Having said this, Wiwivision is for the perfect way to bring all those uptempo trashy tacky entries to forefront of this alternative contest that praises entertainment and neglects the ability to actually present great music and showcase talent … And it’s ironic .. when Dana International won… Read more »

David
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David

I got an idea who you should nominate for UK and Lithuania:

Lithuania:

GJan – Nobody Around;
Jazzu – Lower Than The Ground;
Monika Linkyt? – Po Dangum;

[they’re all Lithuanians but GJan and Jazzu both sing in English]

UK:

Brad Kavanagh – Love On Me
Alex Sawyer – Relapse ft. Tasie Lawrence

EUROFAN MEXICO
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PLEASE MADE AN OTHER INCLUDING OUR CONTRIES IN ALL WORLD I WANT TO MEXICO PARTICIPATE.

Nikos
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Nikos

What a cool idea!

Stu
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Stu

Is this replacing the VMA’s?

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Sounds interesting. It would be nice to see what music some of the Wiwis really like instead of just disliking everything!

The Lurker
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The Lurker

OMG YAAAAAAS

Dimitri
Guest

Bring it on guys! Looking forward to this 😉

Thiefo
Guest

Haha all this sounds like so much fun 😛 can’t wait to cast my votes!

Mario
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Mario

@ ESCaddict

LOOOL..! 🙂 ahahaha 😛

ESCaddict
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ESCaddict

Sounds like fun. Shouldn’t it be called Y’AllVision?

Nina
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Nina

Yay! This is a really really cool idea! I’m so looking forward to this!

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

Mario and kjetil, there is this contest on youtube called songsoundvision where you can send your own countrie and song just send a message to esc dk if you want to participate 🙂

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

O this is nice!

Ewan
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Feel the hype

The Troubles Of Being An Alaskan ESC Addict
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The Troubles Of Being An Alaskan ESC Addict

What an amazing post to make my first comment on!I’ve been reading this site for more than a year now and have too much free time XD
Fantastic idea,Team Wiwi!!I’m extremely excited

Kjetil
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Kjetil

Nice but i thought it’s like a Fan contest where everyone can send a song xD

Steve
Guest

What a brilliant idea. I’m looking forward to this!

Melissa J
Guest

Awesome idea! I’m looking forward to seeing all the songs!

Mario
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Mario

We have to be a little patient & wait until tomorrow guys.. 🙂

anonymous
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anonymous

@gagah! It is mentioned that each wiwibloggs correspondent selected a country and they themselves chose the songs. The countries are the same as Eurovision 2015. Hope that helps!

Mario
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Mario

Well i would LOVE to take part in the WiWi Vision BUT everyone of us would want that too so we would be too many of us & it would be non possible to run this Vision with so many members as i already wrote..

I wish that we could hear the songs of the WiWi Vision now! 😛
YES…I do not want to wait any longer! 😛 🙂

Mario
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Mario

Oh nice…hehe.. I like it.. 🙂
(( I hope that you are real user and not that troll.. ))

Aine
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Aine

Very exciting! I love things like this!!!
And tomorrow? Yaaàaaayyy!

gagah!
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gagah!

Who pick countryes and songs?I dont understand…. 🙁

Hannes
Guest

😀

V
Guest
V

What a GreAtY idea!

Tommy (UK)
Guest

Amazing cure to PED!

Mario
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Mario

So..
The 1st SF is tomorrow on 23th June..
The 2nd SF is on Thursday on 25th June..

Well you should have the Final either on 27th or 28th June..

28th June ~ The big Final OR the full voting results’ announcement..

Daniel
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Daniel

Oh hell yes!

Antranig Shokayan
Editor

Sounds GLAM!

Mario
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Mario

If only us ordinary members could participate too but then this contest would had gazzilion participants & it would be impossible to run such crowded contest..
So i can understand..
Once i hear all of the songs i will make my own personal full rank & will post it here..

Us members of WiWiBloggs will vote & choose our favorites in the big poll that will count as the 50% of the whole voting..

Deniz@TurkNL
Guest

Good idea! Looking forward to it!

Mario
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Mario

Oh i’m gonna pee my pants from the excitement! 😀 <3
I'm HAPPY! 😀 <3
I love you guys! <3