Howdy! After an exciting edition, where we saw the United States snatch the victory away from Poland, the contest moves its way west, to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, our host venue for the thirteenth edition of the Fête de la Chanson. Last edition saw Dino grab victory with the song “Caught Out in the Rain” by Beth Hart. Here is another look at the reigning champion:
Following are the prospective dates for this edition.
- 16 May: Country Selection Opens at 19:00 CET
- 18 May: Song Selection Opens at 19:00 CET
- 25 May: Country/Song Selection Closes at 23:59 CET
- 26 May: Running Order Revealed. Voting Opens.
- 11 June: Voting Closes.
- 13 June: Results Revealed. Winner crowned.
Please remember that this edition is a themed edition. The theme for this edition is The End. The following is a general description of the theme:
To mark the end of the FdlC calender year and in hopes of opening up another chapter for the contest, the theme I have chosen for this edition is “The End.” I want all the songs to be related to a moment of closure, an end to a period or activity. This could range from the obvious end of death to a moment of celebration: a marriage or graduation from high school or university, for example. While this contest is centered around the moment of closure, ends are not necessarily completion. It is certainly possible to continue beyond them. For example, graduation from high school may signify the end of adolescence, but it will also signify the start of adulthood. Ends can lead to misery, joy, anxiety, satisfaction or a myriad of other emotions. Be creative and think about times when things have come to an end: the end of a relationship, returning from vacation, or the end of the day.
I hope to see everybody come up with some great and creative entries for the theme. Besides the theme, rules for this edition remain the same as in previous editions. Songs will not be allowed that were released prior to 1 January 2000 and two people cannot compete with the same country, for example.
Finally, the following countries have been claimed by our hosts and winner:
- Norway: Dino
- Mexico: Patrick
- Japan: Nick