Olá! Hopefully you’ve had a restful summer and are ready for some serious song contest action, because Fête de la Chanson is coming back! I hope you appreciate the new visual identity that the contest has received. 😉 That will extend to the recaps, so here’s a preview of what’s in store.
Thanks to Shevek, Brazil won with “Freguês da meia-noite” by Criolo and will be hosting the 8th edition! Please send in the information for the next edition like host city, hosts, venue, etc. asap. Now for dates, I have this schedule tightly coordinated with my personal schedule, so it can’t really move.
- 5 September: Reservations open
- 7 September: Submissions open
- 17 September: Submissions close, voting opens
- 28-30 September: Voting closes, results are posted
Now a lot of interest has been shown by some ETSC players, and we might actually move to semis! Should that happen, countries will be randomly drawn into each semi, except for whichever country Shevek has picked. The schedule would be slightly modified:
- 28 September: Semi voting closes, results are posted
- 29 September: Grand final voting opens
- 9-10 October: Grand final results posted
Be sure to check out the rules as some of them have been slightly edited. The most drastic change is that FdlC will permanently be a world-based contest! So our special editions will have to change a bit. Maybe an edition where each player picks for another? Or an edition where all songs have to be from a certain decade? Or something else? Time will tell, but for now, FdlC 8 will remain a normal edition.
I hope to see you all soon!