|Imagine Song Contest|
July 16, 2012
Imagine Song Contest (abbreviated ISC) is a song contest on YouTube. The contest is hosted by ESCJessicaUK.
The rules of the contest are quite simple.
- Everyone can join! However if you are caught cheating, you will be banned from the contest permanently. There are NO second chances.
- Currently you can only send one song per edition.
- The artist(s) must be from/have some relation to that country.
- You can send a song from whichever country you want, it does not have to be your own country. However, you cannot vote for your own song.
- (J)ESC songs are NOT allowed. We want different styles on music.
- An artist cannot enter the same edition twice. For example; Rihanna would not be allowed to represent the USA and Barbados with two different songs.
- Voting is in Eurovision style. 1-8, 10 and 12 points!
- If you do not vote, your song will be disqualified.
- If an artist is used in an edition, they are not allowed to be used in the next edition. For example; if Ivi Adamou is used in the 6th edition, she is not allowed to be used again in the 7th edition.
Countries that can borrowEdit
Certain artists to represent their smaller neighbours if their original country has already been taken. This will only apply for:
Length of each editionEdit
Each edition of ISC usually lasts for 13 days; 3 days for each (semi) final and 1 day for wildcard battles. Sometimes editions of ISC overrun due to personal issues happening with the host, however this has only happened a few times.
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Here is a table of every single winner from each edition of ISC. It will be updated once each edition is over.
|ISC #02||Trinidad & Tobago||Nicki Minaj||"Starships"||179|
|ISC #03||Cyprus||Ivi Adamou ft. TU||"Madness"||196|
|ISC #04||Iceland||Of Monsters & Men||"Little Talks"||148|
|ISC #05||Greenland||Jesper Nohrstedt||"Glorious"||128|
|ISC #06||France||TaL||"Le sens de la vie"||131|
|ISC #07||South Korea||PSY||"Gangnam Style"||141|
|ISC #09||Germany||Lena Meyer-Landrut||"Stardust"||161|
|ISC #10||United Kingdom||Alexandra Burke||"Broken Heels"||153|
|ISC #11||Latvia||Olly Murs ft. Flo Rida||"Troublemaker"||203|
|ISC #12||Australia||Samantha Jade||"What You've Done To Me"||178|
|ISC #13||Ukraine||Mika Newton||"Come Out & Play"||164|
|ISC #14||Romania||Inna||"More Than Friends"||128|
|ISC #15||Sweden||Anton Ewald||"Begging"||208|
|ISC #16||Ireland||Demi Lovato||"Heart Attack"||204|
|ISC #17||Norway||Katzenjammer||"A Bar in Amsterdam"||193|
|ISC #18||Ireland||The Wanted||"Walks Like Rihanna"||187|
|ISC #19||Panama||Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc||"Wake Me Up"||189|
|ISC #20||Italy||Annalisa||"Alice E Il Blu"||190|
|ISC #21||United Kingdom||Ellie Goulding||"Burn"||167|
|ISC #22||Netherlands||Lisa Lois||"Silhouette"||209|
Special Edition winners Edit
|#2||Ukraine||Mika Newton||"Come Out & Play"||#13||357|
National selections were introduced to the 15th edition due to popular demand. All participants have the option of choosing an internal entry (chosen by themselves), or they have to option of host a national selection. National selection rules can be found here.
The jury was introduced to the 18th edition. The jury was introduced to make the contest slightly more realistic and was also introduced to help reduce neighbour/friend voting. Every 5 editions, the jury members will change. The new jury members will be decided through a poll via the forum.
Current Jury MembersEdit
Former Jury MembersEdit
Awards were introduced in the eighteenth edition of ISC. The awards are decided by the jury. There are 4 awards;
See also: Jury Award Winners
The Jury Award is awarded to the country which came first place in the jury rankings (final only).
See also: NS Award Winners
The NS Award is awarded to the "best" national selection of each edition. Many factors are taken into consideration such as song content, design, winning song, etc.
See also: Underrated Award Winners
The Underrated Award is awarded to the country the jury believe is the most underrated from each edition. Nominees can either be a non-qualifier or a finalist.
See also: Originality Award Winners
The Originality Award is a awarded to the country the jury believe is the most original entry from each edition. Nominees can either be a non-qualifier or a finalist.
User score was introduced in the first edition of ISC. The idea of user scores is to encourage users to vote. They get + points for submitting an entry and voting, but they get - points if they do not vote.
Imagine Song Contest has had a number of partner contests (some of which have now closed). A list of ISC partner contests will be listed below.
|Asian Voice Song Contest||Philippines||AV Song Contest|
|Everybody's Song Contest||Denmark||Playboymain1|
|The Future Song Contest||Spain||Adria Puigdemont|
|Galaxy Song Contest||Turkey||ESCTurkeyFan67|
|Glorious Song Contest||United Kingdom||EurovisionJess|
|Legendary Song Contest||Austria||garameaning|
|Magical Music Contest||Germany||xESCFR3AKx|
|Ourvision Song Contest||Sweden||OurvisionSongContest|
|RRALZ SONG||Albania||RRALZ SONG|
|The Voice Song Contest||Greece||MrGiorgos2012|
|Widevision Song Contest||Greece||HopingAngels|
|World Wide Contest||Greece||Jimmys1113|
|Worldvision Song Contest||Lithuania||Naglis Antanavičius|
|YourVision Song Contest||Serbia/ Turkey||LoveUnlimited10/ESCTurkeyFan67|
|YouVision Song Contest||United Kingdom||EurovisionJess|