Ütz apetenik! The submission period is now open for the songs chosen by our delegations worldwide to compete in the ninth edition of Fête de la Chanson.The delegations have until 13 October to submit their songs.
Fête de la Chanson 9 is the first edition in a return to themed editions. The theme chosen for Fête de la Chanson 9 was “Party”. Here is a reminder of the theme, as posted on the info page:
Here is the definition of party, as given by the Cambridge English Dictionary:
- A social gathering at which people talk, eat, drink, and enjoy themselves.
There are many different types of parties, including birthday parties, national/local festivals, holiday parties, cocktail parties, wakes, garden parties, dinner parties, parties for the sake of partying… Do not feel the feel the need to limit yourself to what you normally consider to be “partying”* music and feel free to think outside the box to send a song. Perhaps its a song you imagine playing at a cocktail party or a song about a party gone wrong.
*There is nothing wrong with sending a typical “party” song, should you desire to. I am just encouraging people to think of other directions to take the theme for the sake of diversity and to note that the theme’s aren’t supposed to stifle creativity.
Here are the additional rules that apply to this theme:
- Select a song based on the theme “Party”
- When you submit your song, also send a short explanation about how your song relates to the theme.
- Unless otherwise requested, I will post your explanation with your entry so that others can see your thought process
- All rules on the rules page, unless contradicted in the above rules, still apply to the edition.
Here is a list of national finals for this edition:
- Armenia (Avat): A Party Song for Armenia (Closed)
- Sweden (Ovidarch): Our Melody for Guatemala (Closed)
The following list will be updated as songs are received and confirmed:
Estonia (Donnie): “NYC Taxi” – Getter Jaani
Explanation: Party in a cab 😉
South Africa (Stommie): “Club Thing” – Yoav
Explanation: A song about people who take the club scene a little bit too serious. Over the years I witnessed that behavior a lot. And it can be difficult to not find it very attractive. But in the end the party scene is just that.
Netherlands (Gregor): “Disarm Yourself” – Dash Berlin ft. Emma Hewitt
Explanation: Its a trance festival/”club” song! And its about to just let your fears on the dancefloor or in life go away and just go for it! 🙂
Mexico (Patrick): “The Peter Pan Syndrome” – Descartes a Kant
Explanation: The song uses imagery from birthday parties to talk about aging and the relationships people have surrounding growing older, from the outward celebration to the inward fear or disgust of aging.
Explanation: It’s a fun, dance-y reggaeton tune celebrating the banana. Perfect for tropical-themed parties in this dreary time of year!
Australia (Andy): “The Ship Song” – The Ship Song Project
Explanation: Some of Australia’s finest artists and international guests came together to celebrate Australian culture and music. In a sing-along atmosphere they are performing Nick Cave’s iconic Ship Song on Australia’s most famous stage, the Sydney Opera House (shaped sybolically like a sailing ship) which connects this country down under to the rest of the world (for the line-up see the info below the video).
Ukraine (Matt): “Russian Style” – Olya Polyakova
Explanation: When I think of a party, I think of wanting to dance and this song definitely makes me shake it.
Jamaica (Dino): “My Day” – Tarrus Riley
Explanation: This song is all about self-confidence; about understanding yourself and above all getting terms with other people. Adding some laid-back attitude from Jamaica, dance with us a simple and spontaneous dance routine and thank life! Because being alive is the best party 😉
New Zealand (Razvan): “Follow the Sun” – Evermore
Explanation: It’s a quite enthusiastic feel-good song that would fit very well to a party, especially to an outdoor party, like a picnic party in the nature. 🙂
Iceland (Rob): “The Spell of Platonic Reversal” – Just Another Snake Cult
Explanation: The video perfectly sums up what I believe a party should be…
Iran (Tecku): “Juliya” – Saeed Kermani
Explanation: The song represents Saeed has met this girl named Juliya at a party and really likes her but he cannot have her.
Uzbekistan (Mermaid): “Tirnama” – Saida
Explanation: Self-explanatory 😛
Pakistan (Arpatilaos): “Khul Jaye Botal” – Mika Singh, Tehreem Muniba, Shani Arshad
Explanation: Movie Pakistani Party
Norway (Dimitris): “Kamikaze” – Susanne Sundfør
Explanation: A party during a Cold Nordic night, you meet your crush and finally all pieces come together. Grab someone and dance to Kamikaze!
Indonesia (Bay): “Menari” – Maliq & d’essential
Explanation: Song about couple dancing together in a flowery atmosphere, full of love and joy. The video depicts group of couples dancing together, clowns, live band on stage.
United States (Alex L.): “You’ll Be Mine” – The Pierces
Explanation: “I met you in a cocktail party while the dj was playing this song ☺”
Canada (Nick): “Untitled” – Simple Plan
Explanation: “The song and video tell the story of a party’s aftermath gone tragically wrong.”
Guatemala (Tristian): “Preciosa” – Malacates Trébol Shop
Explanation: “It’s a usual Central American party song you hear in the clubs, beaches and cantinas all around the region.”
Armenia (Avat): “Stay With Me” – Haik Solar & Arni Rock ft. Sone Silver
Explanation: “One of those songs that help hunter-girls to catch the attention of their “victims” on the dancefloor. Sone Silver demonstrates all her know-how and skills in the official video.”
South Korea (Jon): “Party” – Girl’s Generation
Explanation: “A song about a group of Korean teenagers getting drunk and stoned on a Thai beach.”
Belgium (Sedapsi): “Al Götür Beni” – Mustafa Ceceli & Lara Fabian
Explanation: “A little while back I was really sort of pining for a certain someone, and several times before we headed out for clubbing, we had some drinks and chilled in my place (with bunch of my other friends there as well). Among other stuff I managed also to play this song. Sort of seductive, with a little ethnic beat. In the long run everything with that someone went exactly as I wanted (most likely nothing to with the song, though who knows – the power of suggestion …). Anyhow, to me this song still has bit of a party taste to it. :)”
United Kingdom (Ellie): “Bernadette” – IAMX
Explanation: “Even though not strictly an uplifting party song, it revives the spirit of Halloween, with its costumes, bonfires, and haunted tunes. Trick or treat?”
Romania (Marian): “Get A Life (Mama Yette)” – Nick Kamarera & Alinka
Explanation: “The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of a party is dancing.. This song makes me wanna go out and dance!”
Dominican Republic (Ivan): “La Llave de mi Corazon” – Juan Luis Guerra
Explanation: “A typical song you could hear playing at a party in Latin America.”
Sweden (Ovidarch): “Dry My Soul” – Amanda Jenssen
Explanation: “This is an energetic and uplifting rock/pop song, that makes you want to get up and dance! The music video shows Amanda rocking the Buddy Holly-look which, along with the raspiness in her voice and overall theme of the music video, throws you back to the wild parties of the 1950’s and 60’s! :)”
Russia (Max): “Na Morya” – Arash feat. Anna Semenovich
Explanation: “What better way to Celebrate recent international events than old enemies Max and Vlad P coming together again to enter Russia in the FDLC and throw the biggest party song sent so far. If your not up and shaking it in time with Anna and Arash you either have mental difficulties or are paralyzed from the neck down! Let’s celebrate freedom and basic human rights, with hot guys, hot girls wearing what they want, having fun, playing music, partying on the beach from morning to night, in one explosion of unadulterated fun. Also any straight or bi guys reading this (small pond im fishing in there I know) , Anna’s dance from 2:20 is sure to start a party in your pants.”
Slovenia (Toggie): “The Fall” – Torul
Explanation: “Slovenia is throwing a dark 80s tribute party.”
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