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Post Eurovision depression – it’s a bitch! Eurovision was almost 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 second annual wiwivision – our alternative song contest.

wiwivision 2016 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. Now it’s time to turn the tables. 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 keeping the structure used by the EBU in 2016 but with some tweaks — same 42 countries, two semi finals and one grand final of 26 qualifiers. Unlike 2015, there won’t be any automatic qualifiers. No delegations contribute extra towards wiwivision, so they’re all going to have slum it out in the semis. Aside from that, we’re essentially reliving Eurovision 2016 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 if necessary (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 2015 to 31 May 2016. 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

Just like last year, we’re going to carry out the voting similar to Sweden’s Melodifestivalen and, as of 2016, Eurovision. Who knew we were such trendsetters? 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, 7 June. The second semi final will follow two days later, on Thursday 9 June. The grand final is set for Saturday 18 June. Forty-two songs will battle it out for your votes, whilst the members of wiwibloggs watch tentatively as y’all rip into our selections. Let’s do this!

wiwivision 2015

Ireland won the inaugural wiwivision with Markus Feehily and “Love Is A Drug”. He only managed to finish ninth with the juries, but a massive televote saw him knock Austrlia’s Dami Im and Georgia’s Tamta into second and third places respectively. Belgium’s Selah Sue and the United Kingdom’s Olly Murs completed the top five.

Follow all the wiwivision 2016 action.

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Maxime
4 years ago

There is 13 qualifers in each semi-final?

Jasper
Jasper
4 years ago
Pepi
Pepi
4 years ago

@Robin Gallagher,
Can you confirm that wiwibloggs hasn’t chosen Ruth Koleva to represent Bulgaria.(please, she is horrible .Every song from the records company Virginia Records is better than her smooth jazz)!

Sash Animenkos
Sash Animenkos
4 years ago

For Ukraine – VIA GRA “Tak Silno” (so much)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOQ0ZY8h1RE

Karol
Karol
4 years ago

For Poland:
-Margaret – Heartbeat
-Sylwia Grzeszczak – Tamta dziewczyna

nikolay
nikolay
4 years ago

Russia Suggestions
serebro-get lost with me
nyusha-Tseluy
Yuliana Karaulova- Vneorbitn’e
Leningrad-Eskponat

Ive
Ive
4 years ago

Dawid Podsiadlo – No ! Omg, that would be amazing!

Meeee
Meeee
4 years ago

For Poland I’d love to see Dawid Podsiad?o – W dobr? stron?

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
4 years ago

@Aaran, I want to see Szpak, Dami Im, Freddie and obvious Sergey Lazarev again in next week:). It`s my Eurovision dream. Sergey deserves to win:)

GoatyGoat
GoatyGoat
4 years ago

(Romania) INNA – Yalla
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7wveOu5hkQ
(UK) Alexa Adair- Heaven
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC9qrCMpukQ
(Moldova) Carla’s Dreams- Aripile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4TSaGLuXRc
(Sweden) Zara Larsson – Lush Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD4HCZe-tew

escfan26
escfan26
4 years ago

Turkey should be presented by
Mabel Matiz-Sarisin
Gulsen- Dan Dan
Aynur Aydin- Life Goes On
Aynur Aydin- Bi dakika
Simge-Yanki
Edis- Olmamis mi

esc 2016
esc 2016
4 years ago

I want James Bay for UK
Hozier for Ireland(for double)
Sia for Australia
Foureira for Greece

Mario = Legend
Mario = Legend
4 years ago

I hope we see lots of new artist to make it fun… No artists like Sia or Adele… Obvious ones where no effort or thought in the entry. Can’t wait to see the first semi final! 🙂

El Rosario de Raquel
4 years ago

“Mira Sofia sin tu mirada sigo”
“Sin tu mirada sigo”
“Dime Sofia como te mira”
“Dime como te mira”

Marshpan
4 years ago

Oh boy, am I excited for this! Sure beats the post-Eurovision depression I’ve been having ever since this month. I sure do hope that Wiwi chooses someone /really/ good for Australia, but my bet would be on someone like Delta or Sia for us. lol If I can, I’d like to push Montaigne as a potential candidate (both for this and the actual Eurovision). I’ve been listening to her a lot recently, and I think it would be nice for her to get some exposure. How can I explain it in Wiwi terms so that everyone can understand…? Girl. Is.… Read more »

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
4 years ago

Thales: “Broods – Free for Australia. (They’re actually from NZ…)”

“Free” is such a good song, but ,yep, Broods are from New Zealand so they’re not eligible to be selected as the Wiwivision act for Australia. Though it’s not like Australia has a shortage of quality pop acts! 😀

Aaran
Aaran
4 years ago

Well Wiwi managed to predict that Michal Szpak, Freddie and Dami Im would go to Eurovision the following year. Maybe it will happen again!

OR
OR
4 years ago

WIWI- You can also choose that amazing Israeli singer- Yuval Dayan – she sing only in Hebrew.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-WQ-fDJD4Q

Nadors
Nadors
4 years ago

for Italy Elisa – No Hero
https://youtu.be/Ya2Rl1fiJzw

Dennis
Dennis
4 years ago

For The Netherlands: O’G3NE – take the money and run!

OR
OR
4 years ago

@Darren

Happily, I really think that Ireland should return to the game and to win like in the past… Ireland has wonderful music and I love Irish artists , it’s my personal taste, and I think that next year must be a revolution, no more Scandinavia and Eastern Europe states , not even in Israel ( who will not win any way) …. Ireland needs to win, I really hope that Ireland will send a great song , i hope the Irish Producers will Do serious work and choose best song and best staging….
fingers Cross for Ireland 🙂

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

@OR
Thank you for all of the kind words about Ireland 🙂

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

A songs is like to see:

Ireland – Kodaline – Raging (feat Kygo) – could also represent Norway.

Sweden – Zara Larrson – Lush Life

United Kingdom – Coldplay – Up & Up/ Anne Marie – Alarm

Australia – Sia – Cheap Thrills

OR
OR
4 years ago

wiwi – Can you choose for Ireland bands like the : Coors or the script ?
Maybe if you do that they will really send one of them next year , i really want Ireland to win because they have amazing pop/rock Industry and they must show to the world how wonderful their music really is.
Any way i support Ireland wining next year i hope they will send amazing song!

Bad boy
Bad boy
4 years ago

I mean TÜNZALE “SÜReT” for Azerbaijan

Bad boy
Bad boy
4 years ago

I mean TÜNZALE “SÜReT”

Bad boy
Bad boy
4 years ago

TÜNZAL?, Samir?, Emiliya, Ramail, ??hriyar – “SÜR?T”-For Azerbaijan

Adam
Adam
4 years ago

Vasilije Ojdanic for montenegro! LMAO someone even gave him his own wikipedia page

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasilije_Ojdani?

Bad boy
Bad boy
4 years ago

Wiwwiblogs please choose Tunzala Agayeva “Bakimin Üzü gülür” for Azerbaijan.

Hayley
Hayley
4 years ago

Does anyone know if artists competing at Sanremo will be disallowed from the contest? Would that be part of the “no national final artists” or not considering that it isn’t really a NF but is often used for the entry? Cheers,

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

And Xavier Naidoo can maybe represent Germany. But this is just suggestion, you can choose another if you want.

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

Please let Romania compete, with “Moment of Silence”, so you can show EBU that the forced withdrawal was unfair.

maarikaa
maarikaa
4 years ago

Alex Walker- Faded as the Norwegian entry please 🙂 ?

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

France – This girl (is getting more popular every day across Europe) Belgium – Reality Netherlands – Niemand (Really good song) Germany – Geiles leben or Die immer lacht Italy – Roma Bangkok (Biggest Italian hit of the decade) Spain – Sofía or Hundred Miles Poland – Pomino Burz (really good song and it was so successful in Poland Czechia – Cudzinka v tvojej zemi Norway – Faded (The biggest European hit of the year) Denmark – 7 Years (masterpiece and a massive hit in all Europe) Sweden – Lush life or No money (becuase it’s more current) UK –… Read more »

Tony KuKo
4 years ago

This is amazing! can’t wait to hear the songs!!!

And just today I was preparing my own online game to select the best song from the Americas I hope wiwibloggs can help me

Loulou
Loulou
4 years ago

Please Sasha with “Alive” for France

Thales
Thales
4 years ago

Any song of Of Monsters and Men for Iceland.
Brodka – Horses for Poland.
Broods – Free for Australia. (They’re actually from NZ…)

jamaladingdong
jamaladingdong
4 years ago

Spain:
Alvaro Soler – Sofia

RodrigoPinto
RodrigoPinto
4 years ago

Sorry for the mistake, I missed the fact that we can’t participate…

RodrigoPinto
RodrigoPinto
4 years ago

I would love to have something from Meio-Irmão or Mariza representing my country(Portugal), especially “Ai de Mim” from Meio-Irmão or “Melhor de mim” from Mariza(it’s fado, but it’s a lovely song for me!)

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

@Elesse: GJan’s “One More Drink” might be too old. I think the Wiwi people are going for songs released, or posted on the Web, during the 2016 Eurovision period (1 Sept. 2015 or later). “One More Drink” was posted in July.

Le Cookie
Le Cookie
4 years ago

Stromae for Belgium would be nice

Elesse
Elesse
4 years ago

Songs I think should be in this:
Albania: Bonbon – Era Istrefi
Sweden: Britney – Emil Berg
UK: Hotter Than Hell – Dua Lipa
Finland: Evelina – Honey
Iceland: Of Monsters and Men – Wolves Without Teeth
Norway: Miia – Dynasty
Lithuania – GJan- One More Drink

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

@Prediction Guesser: Good choice! That song he sent to Die Entscheidungsshow (Switzerland) would make Vasilije an excellent candidate.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
4 years ago

I am happy to confirm that San Marino *won’t* have to borrow from Italy this year. Or from Turkey.

Héctor
Héctor
4 years ago

As last year Spanish entry, I imagine the song would be in on of the co-official dialects (Galego, Catala,…). I hope not, I prefer something modern both in English or Spanish.

French diva
French diva
4 years ago

Well this one might ne perfect for France ! Marina Kaye : Freeze you out. marina is such a talented singer and this song’s chorus is just out of this world! Soul vocals + classe attitude = a winning song ! https://youtu.be/4G9qnfcg1LQ

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
4 years ago

My proposals:
From Poland: Sylwia Grzeszczak “Tamta dziewczyna” or Bovska “Kaktus” or Daria Zawialow “Malinowy chru?niak”.
From Russia: Alex Sparrow “She`s crazy but she`s mine” or Maksim “Zolotymi rybkami” or Julianna Karaulova “Ti nie takoy”.

LadyCro
LadyCro
4 years ago

Germany- Namika
Croatia- Damir Kedzo, Mejasi
Bosnia- Dubioza Kolektiv, Amel Curic
Bulgaria-Mihaela Marinova
Serbia-Milica Todorovic

Prediction Guesser
Prediction Guesser
4 years ago

Vasilije Ojdanic for Montenegro LOL ????????????