"We make music, friends with every nation and bankrupt the hosting TV station! That's #Eurovision!
"Well, we can promise you a cracking Eurovision tonight." -Graham Norton
Are you all ready for this to go all aboard?
It is now time once again to resurrect your LJ accounts and get ready for some shipping wars in this year's Hetavision! Last year, Portugal captured the Eurovision title in the biggest upset ever last year in Big Sis Ukraine's house, and now this year in Lisbon, we have ourselves a party in Port’s shipyard house for a musical party, and the battlefield will be in the sea, only here on Livejournal!
What is Hetavision?
Hetavision is the annual greatest crossover event between Axis Powers Hetalia and the Eurovision Song Contest. This is a annual gathering of APH fans from across the globe to watch Europe's favorite and the longest-running annual international TV song competition since it started in 1956. There are two Semifinals and the Grand Final. In order to make it into the Grand Final, some of Europe's best must place within the top 10 in each Semifinal according to votes with the exemption of the Big Five, which consisting of Big Bro France, Germany, the Italy Bros, England, and Boss Spain, as well as the host country. The best country in Europe who had a combined score based on the national jury and the televotes will win the contest and the right to host next year's Hetavision.
I got some shocking news that one of Spain's commentators, Jose Maria Inigo, is passed away on Cinco de Mayo. May his soul be rested in peace. And, for the first time since 2011, no country will be withdraw from the competition!
So, what is gonna happen in the first semifinal?
Can Iceland be the choice to qualify? Can Sis Belgium have a matter of time to advance? Can Czechia intimidate the Backpack Kid? Will Liet's emotional performance can make us cry? Will Belarus have her forever on her big brother? Will Epicstonia have the force to qualify? Can Bulgaria pick up the bones? Is Roddy performed enough to qualify? Can Greece and his cats be qualify? Will Tino and his monsters conquered the stage? And will Vash throws the stones at us? So buy your snacks and drinks early, put the BBC Eurovision Twitter tab into your Chrome, and fangirled and fanboyed all you like!
Portugal (the host), Boss Spain, and Iggy will vote in this semifinal.
The roster (in draw number order):
Azerbaijan, Iceland, Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Israel, Belarus, Estonia, Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Croatia, Austria, Greece, Finland, Armenia, Switzerland, Ireland and Cyprus
On the official Eurovision YT channel
to enjoy some songs in the past (as well as dress rehearsals, post-contest interviews and songs from the past) and you can watch the contest via livestream.
Watch it live on your channel if your country is part of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union).
For those who lived in England, go to the BBC livestream
Please post some livestream links in the comments section if yours is not available through the US and Canada, as well as South Korea, Taiwan and Brazil.
Type '?style=mine' at the end of the html to see the party even better with past comments!
Thursday, May 8th at 21:00 CEST (click here
for your timezone in your country)
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[ADVISORY] Epilepsy Warning:
In order to ensure your safety of your own health, some of the countries' entries (or performances) contains flashing images and strobe effects.