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Kårnis, Ekoese – According to early and unconfirmed reports from sources, the STE are reportedly debating whether or not to renew the contract to broadcast the WorldVision Song Contest. The current contract, which has seen the country participate in over 17 editions of the contest, will be up for renewal after the 50th WorldVision Song Contest.
Sources state “While the STE is aware that the contest has great relevance and ratings within the country, the broadcaster are looking for newer ways in which to invest in entertainment programming within the borders, as opposed to from an international contest.” Debates are said to be going on within the boardrooms of the STE HQ’s in central Carnise and decision is pending.
Should the STE choose not to renew the broadcasting rights, it is unsure if any of the other major Ekozian television stations will pick up to rights; Ønavaliekkes televisie (ØT) are ‘would-be’ favourites to pick up the rights as they previously held broadcasting rights for the World Hit Festival, which interestingly, the STE now has rights for, however a spokesperson for ØT stated “ØT has no immediate interest in broadcasting the WorldVision Song Contest.”
According to an early online poll, a total of 63 per cent of the voters wanted the STE to continue broadcasting the contest, as opposed to 37 per cent wanting the country to exit from the contest outright. The STE is, of course, yet to confirm whether or not these rumours are false or not, however, for Ekozian WorldVision fans, a lot of uncertainty remains.
With speculation regarding Polkopia’s bid for the 50th Worldvision Song Contest growing, many have focused their attention on the potential cities which would potentially host the contest, should Polkopia win the bid, however, Polkopian journalists may have figured out who would design the postcards for the contest!
Speculation has been brewing around some possible candidates, and how the design would be. The design of the postcards was actually one of the main topics of discussion in the press conference with Viktor Khassanov, head of the PNB, the Polkopian National Broadcaster, who said “[the design] is very important to us in the PNB. We believe every country should be equally advertised around the multiverse, and each nation should have a chance to, not only show us viewers the cultural beauty that their nation holds by sending in a song from their nation, but showing us how beautiful a country it is to live in, and traditions in the home nation.”
Therefore it is heavily assumed that the PNB wanted to focus a great deal on the design of the postcards. Polkopian artist Luka Constantin, famous for minimalist painting designs in the past century, reported that he was invited to take on a “special project” in the upcoming months and he would have to take a break on all new and upcoming works as a result. Being such a new and upcoming artist, one can only assume that Luka has big things planned, but when asked about what it was, Luka refused to comment, saying that it would all be revealed soon.
Meanwhile the race to host the 50th anniversary of the Worldvision Song Contest is still underway! The list of potential host cities has been narrowed down, as local state governments have ruled out the possibility of their cities putting forward a formal bid to be included in Polkopia’s big for the 50th Worldvision Song Contest. The list is as follows:
The cities of Dovgorodia and Valinkova have both bulled out of the race to host the contest, with Dovgorodia pulling out due to lack of available accommodation to suit the ever-growing Worldvision crowd, and Valinkova due to the absence of a vacant arena to host the event, as both arenas in Valinkova will be occupied throughout the duration of the contest.
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After an hour and a half for each bidding city, here are how the voters voted.
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Surprisingly, Kyvivre – the expected winners of the race – has crashed out of the contest to bid to host the contest, as Quickenden sneaks past Kyvivre in the race to bid to host the great semi-centennial edition of the WorldVision Song Contest. The process of Junterapten and Fredegate being at the top of the board has been a long and drawn out one. In the first round, Junterapten and Fredegate were at the top of the league, with a convincing lead (19 votes lead). However, as the second round came, Junterapten were in trouble as Kyvivre managed to gain more supporters – leaving them 3 votes from the top and only 6 votes behind Quickenden – who grew by 31 votes. Knowing that Quickenden can come out of nowhere, Junterapten and Fredegate had to put a very strong bid in Round 3. Quickenden, who hosted in WorldVision 41 also decided to put a strong bid forward which saw them surpass Kyvivre.
The finals are voted on, The Arena conditions and stage proposals, experience and overall cost. Knowing this, the arena would probably go in favour for Junterapten and Fredegate as The First Direct Arena is a very modern arena, and the Meggatude Indoor Arena is in need for an update, after what the WV41 contest left it in. Stage proposals could go anyway, there are some very artistic people in Junterapten, Fredegate and Quickenden. The experience could go in favour for Quickenden, however, Junterapten has put in to host the NS Archery Open and has raised intention to host if the nation wins the World Hit Festial 26. Quickenden has not only hosted a contest before, but has hosted multiple Mehlodhifehstivalen Finals. The overall cost could go to either, but Quickenden did waste a lot of time and money on postcards in WorldVision 41 – and so, that would be taken in to consideration.
Electrum is hosting the 49th WorldVision Song Contest in Prescott and we have a great night ahead of you. Here is the official running order of the contest.
“I Don’t Want To Say Goodbye” by Grezzja Haber
2. Venkatanaras Imharajuvaripieta Rdraskska
“Hello (Sorrow)” by Tallahassee Weaver & The Not-Militant Militia of Not-Actually-Militant Militant Talvezout
“Извини (Izvini)” by Sofi Tarentova
“Silence” by Eton Vørksaenaar
“Call Me” by Anna Kashtanovaya
6. South Bourbonstan
“Deep Inside” by Aleha Melona
“Bullets” by Pyórremyrsky + Fogo Inicial
8. West Phoenicia
“Please don’t take my cigarettes” by The Laxettes
9. Alinghi Federal-Democratic Republic
“Ulula grande lupo” by Nature Chorus
“Ardoki is the Greatest!” by Alistair Killian Moriarty
“Bahagia” by Kim Eunseo
“Once Again” by Haya al Kuwari
“One Last Tear” by Kalina Ercegovi
“Ultrasonic Sound” by Elektroe
15. Bloodbath Generation
“Seara” by Pink October
“Just For The Night” by Standard Error
“Send Me Some Help” by Carmilla Fulck ft. Chris Fulck
“Try Me” by M’tikut
19. Normandy and Picardy
“Ets Menídem (I Remain)” by Glore Manden
“Liberators” by Justs Prazeres
“Coming For You (Watch Out)” by Lessandra
22. West Aotearoa
? by ?
23. Mister X
“My Heart’s On Fire” by Tracy Manson
“Him” by Girlfriend
“Sing Your Prayers Now” by Michael Street
“Stronger” by Irina Garmash
27. Electrum Diplomatic Offices
“Gertrude Pullman Style” by Gertrude Pullman
“The End” by Kinan al-Salaman
“Baby I’m Your World (So Take Me Tonight)” by Þorvald Halldorsson & Þor Þorvaldsson
“Movin’ On” by 5CARLET
31. The Sarian
“Need You (Begging)” by Laurie Lourde
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In addition to participation in the 49th WorldVision Song Contest, preparations at RTVK headquarters are in full swing for the 50th WorldVision Song Contest. Kalosia intends to hold a show in our country to celebrate 50 editions of the festival.
Further details regarding this event will be announced later as the 50th contest approaches, however for now we would like to request the following from you:
— Which edition/s you have hosted WorldVision with, only after WorldVision 43 (i.e. Rokkestaat, Ekoz does not need to be mentioned as it was host to WorldVision 40)
— The name of the city/ies you have hosted the aforementioned edition(s) of WorldVision with, both in English and your national or most widespoken language
— The RL place that the aforementioned city/ies and/or venue is based on (e.g. Kasin, Kalosia is based on Marseilles FRA, except unlike the latter, it is landlocked. Another example, Monterra, Kalosia is based on Toronto CND, but the venue that hosted WV27 is based on the Khan Shatyr building in Astana KAZ)
— The theme of the aforementioned contest(s) that were hosted in your country, in English
We wish to collect this information as soon as possible, in order to make our preparations more efficient.
The Nation is also asking for nations to provide the word “Welcome” in their national, local language.