| WLSC Congratulations 8 |
"Back to the 90's"
|Date||25.07.2020. - 11.08.2020.|
|Host|| Lois Griffin|
|Venue|| Arrenaa ot Lætingmaaotr|
Frisköptislæting, Färzas - Lætingmaa
|Winner|| Tamausia & Deltannor|
Burn Down This Room by Ruben
|Voting system||Each country awards 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points to their 10 favourite songs.|
|Debuting nations|| Arkodrë|
New Bander State
Tamausia & Deltannor
|Returning nations|| Bigicia|
|Withdrawing nations||10 Regions of Mobius, Il-Bidu, Meilutya, Serenes, Yistland, Artyomka, Sakuralia, Adamsburg|
|Confirmation||25.07.2020. - 30.07.2020.|
|Final voting||31.07.2020. - 11.08.2020.|
|Nation Song Contest|
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Congratulations: 200 Years of the Waiting List Song Contest was a television programme organised by the Griffin national broadcaster - GTV (Griffiniskaja Televisioon) to commemorate the Waiting List Song Contest's 200th anniversary and to determine the Contest's most popular entrant of its last 10 years (191-200 era). Hosted by Peter and Lois Griffin, the event took place at Arrenaa ot Lætingmaaotr, in Frisköptislæting, capital of Färzas - Lætingmaa Principality.
Following the slogan "back to the 90's", the theme of the contest were the memorable moments from the past decade, and graphic design was inspired by the popular patterns, shapes and colours from the 1990's. The show was hosted by one of the most beloved Griffin celebrity families - the Griffins. Members of the Griffin family are the stars of the very popular Griffin television series Family Guy. The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, and exhibits much of its surreal and dark humor in the form of metafictional cutaway gags that often lampoon Griffin culture.
The results were very close. In the end, the show was won by Ruben representing Tamausia and Deltannor with his hit song Burn Down This Room; Emsfrynt and Svobodnia followed them in the second and third places.
The celebration was held in Griffin Empire following the series of negotiations among the Waiting List nations. Fretanal Bodan, Griffin head of delegation announced during the live press conference that the contest would take place in the city of Frisköptislæting.
It was proposed by GTV that the contest be held in Arrenaa ot Lætingmaaotr, and this proposal was evaluated by the Natian Broadcasting Union and later confirmed. The Director-General of the venue, Ott Õolaram , refuted rumours of emergency reconstruction of the building, saying: "It will not be required for the show. We now can take up to 12 thousand spectators."
VenueEditArrenaa ot Lætingmaaotr (literally "The arena of Lætingmaa") is an indoor sporting arena and concert hall that is located in the district of Eckbolsheim of the city of Frisköptislæting. It was designed, in the Postmodern Expressionist style, by Griffin architect Makxsimilian Fuksas. The arena has a capacity of 12,079. It was opened in 2008.
Frisköptislæting is the capital and largest city of the Färzas - Lætingmaa Principality and is the official seat of the All-Natian Parliament. It is located at the border with Ujedinjeni Gvozd in easternmost part of the historical region of Lætingmaa.
In 2020, central city district had 280,966 inhabitants and the whole city had a population of 764.013 in 2020, making it the ninth-largest city in Griffin Empire. It is the seat of several Natian institutions and among the few cities in the world not being a state capital and hosting international organisations of the first order. The city is the seat of many international institutions such as the International Institute of Human Rights. It is the second city in Griffin Empire in terms of international congress and symposia, after Kralingslæting.
Frisköptislæting's historic city centre, was classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honour was placed on an entire city centre. Frisköptislæting is unique in terms of culture and is cultural bridge between Griffin and rest of Natia, especially through the University of Frisköptislæting, currently the second-largest in Griffin Empire, and the coexistence of Christian and Griffin culture.
Economically, Frisköptislæting is an important centre of manufacturing and engineering, as well as a hub of road, rail, and river transportation.
Competitive part of the shaw was opened by Svobodnia and closed by Arkodrë. Late years of the decade were more represented with 4 countries sending their 198 representatives. Entries from the earliest contest were Pyreica's Nexus and La usa mea from New Bander State from 193, and the latest 200th edition had two representatives as well – Griffin Empire’s Kehakeel and Emsfrint’s Pporappippam. The most successful entries in their own edition were from Emsfrynt, Tanoiro, Neajlovia, Tamausia & Deltannor and Moisantia – all finished third in their respective editions. The least successful entry was Utopolis’ Sad Heart which came 16th in 198.
|01||Svobodnia||195||Klava Koka||Pokinula chat||03rd||71|
|02||Tamausia & Deltannor||197||Ruben||Burn Down This Room||01st||91|
|05||Utopolis||198||Sivan Talmor||Sad Heart||13th||33|
|07||Pyreica||193||Hiroyuki Sawano ft. Laco||Nexus||09th||53|
|08||Moisantia||195||Alex C ft. Yasmin K||Amigos Forever||12th||35|
|09||Bigicia||198||Ruth B.||If By Chance||14th||32|
|10||Tanoiro||199||Ella Lee||Zot Ani||04th||71|
|11||Solentoya||196||Queen of Hearts||Neon||07th||62|
|12||Griffin Empire||200||Liis Lemsalu||Kehakeel||08th||62|
|14||New Bander State||193||Medeea||La ușa mea||11th||38|
Performances and memorable momentsEdit
The show started with the Congratulations intro with the host city as its main theme. followed by a 191 winning performance by Kristinia DeBarge. The second part of the opening act included the Family Guy cast singing "It's a Wonderful Day for Pie".
Throughout the telecast, a number of highlights segments were presented which showed montages of various WLSC performances which were either interesting, notable or unorthodox, as well as some memorable moments throughout the last decade.
Postcards for each competing performance had their own presenter all of which were part of the Family Guy cast.
|Act||Artist||Song / performance||Notes|
|Opening act||GTV Orchestra||Welcome to Frisköptislæting!|
|Kristinia DeBarge||Goodbye||Winner of the WLSC 191|
|Family Guy Cast||It's a Wonderful Day for Pie|
|Interval act||Ava Max||Salty Kings and Queens||Winner of the WLSC 192 and WLSC 195|
|Greyson Chance||Honeysuckle||Griffin representative at the WLSC 196|
|Nina||Automatic Call||Winner of the WLSC 200|
|Stewie Griffin||Bigicia, Svobodnia|
|Brian Griffin||Utopolis, Solentoya|
|Glenn Quagmire||Tamausia & Deltannor|
|Ernie the Giant Chicken||Griffin Empire|
|Bruce||New Bander State|
|Memorable moments shown as highlights|
|Szimbaya Kingdom’s bloody show||Honouring the blood theme show in 195|
|"12 or I shoot"||Reference to the Pyreican comic interviews with Anaraqueen, Borderline and Deniz|
|Return of Neajlovia & Griffin Empire||First edition countries, both returning after more than 100 years|
|Greek sounds from the Oussou Empire||Honouring the specific Greek sound with 197 and 199 entries in mind|
|Revival of national finals||Reference to the National Final boom of the mid to late 190s|
|Utopolis – Pyreica revolutionary hosting||Honouring creative and innovative hosting from 200|
|Record breaking number of entries||Honouring the WLSC 196 which had highest number of participants to date|
|Svobodnian traditional embroidery||Honouring the 197 theme|
|Solentoya’s split voting||Reference to Solentoyan releases of detailed jury and televote results|
|Tybalteva and Belvist in 192||Honouring the Tybalteva debuting and Belvist returning|
|Nurdian NSC debut||Celebration of Nurdia successfully joining the main roster|
|Ava Max: ultimate winner||Honouring Ava Max winning 2 times for 2 different nations|
|Cum se face||Reference to the Il-Bidan song that spawned various title-innuendo related memes|
|Rotterdam tribute||Honouring the 194 theme|
|Safari in Moisantia||Honouring the 198 theme|
|Tuorem’s twitter account||Reference to the Tybaltevan song releases and show commentary|
|Neajlovian babushka revolution||Honouring the babushkas, NeajlovoMaidan, CoVid Revolution and fall of communism|
|Getting 7 from 7||Reference to the game where is more important to get 7 than 12 from 7|
|Thank you for joining us!||Celebration of all 31 nations that took part in the 191-200 period|
|3rd live listening tonight||Reference to the multiple LLs of single edition and rising popularity of WLSC|
|Warehousegate||Reference to the meme that all Griffin entries are filmed in the same warehouse|
|ÜÜCS not failing to vote||Reference to the stereotype that ÜÜCS will almost definitely fail to vote|
|Arkodrë’s debut victory||Honouring the first performance and victory from Arkodrë in 195|
|Pyreican sky on fire||Honouring Pyreican postcards from 199|