The Countdown – April 2009

30 03 2009

One of the best things about Australia is that it is so diverse. It’s always a tough task to choose what to feature. We already featured Surfers Paradise and the Great Ocean Road. Now, let’s go for a ride downtown to Western Australia’s capital Perth!

… and here are our 43 songs competing Down Under!

IMPORTANT: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEND YOUR APRIL 2009 VOTES AND YOUR MAY 2009 ENTRIES TO BORIS (I am moving this month) at: tc2009april@gmail.com or by PM here or on last.fm.

Australia – Natalie Bassingthwaighte – Someday Soon
Austria – Luttenberger*Klug – Sag doch einfach
Azerbaijan – Ülviyyə Ağayeva (feat. Alim Qasımov) – Follow My Way
Belgium – Lady Linn and Her Magnificent Seven – I Don’t Wanna Dance
Bosnia and Hezergovina – Deen – Bez trunke srama
Brazil – Zélia Duncan – Alma
Bulgaria – Vlado & Co – Pochti
Colombia – Frankie Jazz – Let Me Take My Way
Croatia – E.T. – Soba 202
Cyprus – Mariam Venizelou feat. JESC 2008 Stars – Hand in hand
Estonia – Mari-Leen – Elektrisinises
Finland – Pete Parkkonen – Girl In A Uniform
France – Caravan Palace – Suzy
Georgia – Jazz or Cat – Rain
Germany – Die Zipfelbuben feat. Dschungel Allstars – Hier im Dschungel
Greece – Maro Lytra feat. TNS – Kanis lathos
Guatemala – Viento en Contra – Tiembla el suelo
Hungary – The Moog – You Raised A Vampire
Iceland – Haffi Haff – Give Me Sexy
Iran – Kiosk – Yarom bia
Ireland – Laura Izibor – Shine
Israel – Michal Amdurski – Rock Stam
Italy – Margot – America
Japan – Ayumi Hamasaki – Rule
Kazakhstan – Metis’s – Ne zabivai
Mexico – Paty Cantú – Tierna la noche
Moldova – Natalia Barbu feat. Play & Win – Baby Don’t Cry
Netherlands – Nikki – What Did I Do?
New Zealand – State of Mind – City On Fire feat. PNC (Dirty Edit)
Norway – Lene Marlin – Here We Are
Peru – La Sarita – Canto enfermo
Poland – JWP – Pogódź się
Russia – Leonid Rudenko – Everybody
Serbia – Mari Mari – Uporno si tu
Slovenia – Alenka Godec – Kot nekdo, ki imel me bo rad
South Africa – Die Heuwels Fantasties – Oorlewing 101
Spain – Tontxu – Una rosa blanca
Sweden – Måns Zelmerlöw – Forever
Thailand – Abuse The Youth – Electricity
Turkey – Bora User – Living It Up
Ukraine – NikitA – Soldat
United Kingdom – Alesha Dixon – The Boy Does Nothing
USA – Brandy – Camouflage
IMPORTANT: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEND YOUR APRIL 2009 VOTES AND YOUR MAY 2009 ENTRIES TO BORIS at: tc2009april@gmail.com or by PM here or on last.fm.

downloads:
google:
http://groups.google.com/group/thecountdownthird/files?hl=en
http://groups.google.com/group/thecountdownfirst/files?hl=en
http://groups.google.com/group/thecountdownb/files?hl=en
Iranian song – mp3 too big to be uploaded on google: http://rapidshare.com/files/215118011/Iran…om_bia.mp3.html

megaupload:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2UA0CVNF


sendspace:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8mpnih


Bulgarian entry: (better version, now also uploaded on google):
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5SSZMFCP
http://www.sendspace.com/file/dmvblo

deadlines:
Please send in your votes for April 2009 and your songs for May 2009 (if you wish to participate) to Boris until the 1st of May (that is on Friday) at 22.00 CET.





Voti ricevuti a Marzo 2009

30 03 2009

Marzo è stato il mese del riscatto per l’Italia. Con “Lemonade” dei Planet Funk la nostra nazione si è lasciata alle spalle il pessimo risultato raggiunto il mese scorso. E come accaduto per il mese scorso, la posizione in classifica dell’Italia è stata decretata dalla dimenticanza di un altro concorrente di votare in tempo. Lo scorso mese dovevamo essere ultimi ma la dimenticanza del manager giapponese ci rese penultimi, mentre questo mese abbiamo mancato la terza posizione di un soffio a causa della dimenticanza del manager danese. Pazienza! Sarà per la prossima volta.

Nel frattempo ecco l’elenco dei voti ricevuti a Marzo:

(12)  Azerbaijan
(10)  Belgium
(10)  Moldova
(10)  Russia
(10)  Serbia
(8)  Peru
(7)  Bosnia and Herzegovina
(6)  Israel
(6)  Thailand
(5)  Ireland
(5)  Turkey
(4)  Czech Republic
(4)  Hungary
(3)  Iceland
(3)  Slovakia
(3)  USA

Grazie a tutti voi per aver votato la mia canzone!





La top10 Italiana di Marzo 2009

29 03 2009

Ora che i risultati sono stati resi pubblici, possiamo anche svelare i voti dati dall’Italia nell’edizione appena conclusasi:

(12) Israel – Terry Poison – Smack Snack
(10) Russia – Alyona Roxis – Tolko ranena
(8) Brazil – Pitty – Memórias
(7) Colombia – Emma Project – Mi polaroid
(6) Belarus – Dmitry Koldun – Don’t Fade Away
(5) Hungary – Heaven Street Seven – Hullik a zápor
(4) Bulgaria – Toma – Geroi
(3) Sweden – Martin Stenmarck – A Million Candles Burning
(2) Iceland – Steed Lord – Royal Ruffian
(1) Azerbaijan – Miri Yusif – Sənin üçün




March 2009 results

29 03 2009

and here is the scorewiz. Enjoy!
http://www.tummiweb.com/escnation/scorewiz/show.php?id=63486

and the final results are:

146 ( 1 ) Australia – Wes Carr – You (Patricia)
126 ( 2 ) Norway – Röyksopp – Happy Up Here (Stian)
110 ( 3 ) Sweden – Martin Stenmarck – A Million Candles Burning (Liza)
106 ( 4 ) Italy – Planet Funk – Lemonade (Antonio)
98 ( 5 ) United Kingdom – The Saturdays – Up (Martin)
86 ( 6 ) Estonia – Triinu Kivilaan – Fallen (Ergo)
76 ( 7 ) Spain – CatPeople – Sister (Yolanda)
75 ( 8 ) Greece – Eleni Peta – Polemos (Babis)
74 ( 9 ) Belgium – Natalia – All Or Nothing (Frederic)
62 ( 10 ) Croatia – E.N.I. – Oči su ti ocean (Boris)
58 ( 11 ) Russia – Alyona Roxis – Tolko ranena (Alexander)
57 ( 12 ) Denmark – Volbeat – Mary Ann’s Place (Morten)
55 ( 13 ) Belarus – Dmitry Koldun – Don’t Fade Away (Dima)
55 ( 14 ) Ukraine – Po-Ma-Da! – Cherry Cherry Lady (Roman)
53 ( 15 ) Hungary – Heaven Street Seven – Hullik a zápor (Balázs)
51 ( 16 ) Cyprus – Niki Konstantinidou – Xana (Fotiana)
50 ( 17 ) Serbia – Jelena Tomašević – Panta rei (Jeff)
49 ( 18 ) Ireland – U2 – Get on Your Boots (Manus)
49 ( 19 ) Israel – Terry Poison – Smack Snack (Chen)
49 ( 20 ) Germany – Christian Lais – Wie du (Frank)
45 ( 21 ) Iceland – Steed Lord – Royal Ruffian (Helgi)
42 ( 22 ) Brazil – Pitty – Memórias (Marcos Henrique)
40 ( 23 ) Netherlands – VanVelzen – On My Way (Nienke)
40 ( 24 ) Canada – Parachute Penguin – Your Crimes (Sonia)
39 ( 25 ) Slovakia – Jana Kirschner – Pokoj v duši (Tomáš)
38 ( 26 ) Mexico – Gee – Mi futuro no está en el ayer (Addad)
37 ( 27 ) Finland – Dacia feat. Timi Lexikon – Liikaa sulta odotin (Juho)
37 ( 28 ) USA – Psychotica – Ocean of Hunger (Daniel)
36 ( 29 ) Bulgaria – Toma – Geroi (Teodor)
34 ( 30 ) Thailand – Cha-em – Soat na naao (Fah)
34 ( 31 ) Slovenia – Gal in Galeristi – Kaj vse bi dal (Urban)
33 ( 32 ) Austria – Die jungen Zillertaler – So a schöner Tag (Peter)
32 ( 33 ) Colombia – Emma Project – Mi polaroid (Juan)
26 ( 34 ) Peru – Novalima – Camote (Luz)
26 ( 35 ) Bosnia and Herzegovina – Crvena Jabuka feat. Halid Bešlić – Godinama (Nirka)
20 ( 36 ) Azerbaijan – Miri Yusif – Sənin üçün (Said)
19 ( 37 ) Georgia – Nina – Matire (Zako)
18 ( 38 ) Moldova – Dan Bălan – Despre tine cant (partea 2) (Ion)
16 ( 39 ) Argentina – Teen Angels – Hoy quiero (Maximo)
16 ( 40 ) Czech Republic – Marek Ztracený – Něco končí (Lukáš)
11 ( 41 ) Turkey – Barlas – Whole Lotta Love (Kaan)
10 ( 42 ) Portugal – Born a Lion – Rock N’ Roll Tone (Leonor)
0 ( 43 ) Venezuela – Fordelucs – Mundo (Soana)





Preselezioni Aprile 2009 – Vota adesso!

15 03 2009

A due settimane dal verdetto dell’edizione di Marzo del The Countdown sono riuscito nuovamente ad organizzare le preselezioni italiane per il prossimo mese, dopo lo stop nello scorso per motivi di mancanza di tempo. Questa volta ho deciso di adottare un meccanismo di voto del tutto simile a quello che usato nel concorso online e già usato con successo nelle preselezioni della Turchia e dell’Azerbaijan dai miei colleghi Kaan e Said. Delle 8 tracce in concorso, vi chiederò di votarne solo 5 (tramite un commento diretto a questo post), attribuendo in ordine decrescente dalla traccia che vi piace di più a quella che gradite meno i seguenti voti: 6, 4, 3, 2 e 1.

Per esempio:

  1. ARTIST – Song (6 pts)
  2. ARTIST – Song (4 pts)
  3. ARTIST – Song (3 pts)
  4. ARTIST – Song (2 pts)
  5. ARTIST – Song (1 pts)

ENGLISH: Vote by posting a comment to this post and list your favourite top 5 tracks among the 8 songs selected here below following the voting scheme above.

Attendo i vostri commenti! Le preselezioni si concluderanno Domenica 22 Marzo, quindi avete 7 giorni!