So I’ve noticed that there’s been some discontent about the quality of this edition. I’m sorry about that. Personally, this is the third of three interesting and unique contests that I’m immensely proud to attach my name to as manager. However, the only entry I influence is my own, which this time happens to be the song for Belgium. The other 17 songs are up to you, and it’s you guys that determine the perceived quality of each edition. So, even though some of you like Dino and Luke have expressed your disappointment at this edition, it makes me feel fulfilled when someone with an opinion like Max weighs in with the opposite view. (P.S. Dino and Luke, that’s not to discount your compliments toward me. In fact, they’re just as empowering as Max’s. 😉 )
What’s a solution to this problem? Well, I don’t want to tell you to send better songs, because better would mean something different for everyone. All I can tell you is send an entry you love every time, and try and focus on the good.
Now, the real question I want to answer is how to please the greatest number of people. And honestly, I’m not in the position to do that, so I’ve opened a poll concerning this contest’s future. Closing it will simply not happen, since we’re healthy and thriving, but maybe the way I’ve been running it has kept it from being the best it could be. So, I’m asking all the players and former players to help me out and make Fête de la Chanson the best it could be.