OSC Congratulations: 50 Editions of the Outernatia Song Contest
50 Editions of the Outernatia Song Contest
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|Semi-final date||16 September 2018|
|Final date||6 November 2018|
|Host city||First Semifinal:|
Hugo Chávez City, Lettuce
|Host broadcaster||Lettuce Broadcasting Corporation (LBC)|
Radio and Television of Gandhara (RTG)
|Number of entries||38|
|Voting system||10 favourites are awarded 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points by all participants.|
|Winning song|| Bartlett|
OSC Congratulations: 50 Editions of the Outernatia Song Contest was a television programme organised by the Outernatian Broadcasting Union (OBU) to commemorate the Outernatia Song Contest's fiftieth anniversary and to determine the Contest's most popular entrant of its fifty editions. The event took place on 16 September 2018 for Semifinals and a Grand Final on 6 November 2018. The host broadcasters was Lettuce Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) and Radio and Television of Gandhara (RTG).
Thirty-eight OBU-member countries participated in two semifinals when televoting decided 13 qualifiers each, and a Grand Final with 26 songs, including the host entries of Lettuce and Gandhara. The event was won by Dua Lipa representing Bartlett, with the song "New Rules". The singer had originally won the 37th edition of the contest.
The bidding process to host the second Congratulations contest was officialy launches on 21 July 2018 with the submission of a country application to the Outernatian Broadcasting Union (OBU) by its national broadcaster and ends with the election of the host city by the members of OBU through open voting procedure. Five national broadcasters announced their intentions to host, four of them were joint bids between two countries: 
- Emissora Estatal de Laranjeiras (EEL), Laranjeiras & Felidon Doram Enerisē (ERIS), Mărium
- Lettuce Broadcasting Corporation (LBC), Lettuce & Radio and Television of Gandhara (RTG), Gandhara
- Oalian Life Adventures (OLA), Oalia
Finally, the 3 bids were officially declared valid and received on time.
|Mărium: Marimea - Laranjeiras: Itajubá||Mărium Laranjeiras||ERIS, EEL||1st round (2nd)|
Not long ago, Outernatian weather satellites spotted something strange in middle of Eirenean Sea. Initial anomaly reports mentioned an exceptional stationary storm, but as the phenomenon refused to subside, or even move, scientists dubbed it "the Vortex".
As international curiosity began to mount, the Outernatia Council devised a plan to explore the Vortex. Because it's located in international waters, all countries wanted to participate in the expedition. Representatives from every nation joined forces and set out to the sea, but as the ship reached the Vortex, all communication with it was cut, and it disappeared from the radars.
Speculating the reasons for the mission's failure, the Council decided that the next party to try its luck should be smaller and more exclusive. In order to make sure the most qualified explorers are sent forth, two recruitment campaigns were planned, taking place in Mărium and Laranjeiras. The chosen ones will board two ships departing from Marimea and Porto dos Ventos, and set forth to uncover the Vortex's secret.
The coveted tickets for the exploration are awarded to the countries with the most glorious musical past. In order to prove their worth, all Outernatian countries are invited to submit a sample of their musical legacy in the form of an entry of theirs that has competed in one of the Outernatia Song Contest editions from 1 to 50. The captains of the vessels, V V Brown of the Laranjeirian Confederation and First Matriarch Agarna Mēr of Mărium, are prepared to lead the lucky winners towards the unknown, to an epic final showdown.
Mărium and Laranjeiras offer this perilous journey as their joint bid for Outernatia Song Contest: 50 Congratulations. The broadcasters ERIS and EEL guarantee a show that combines fantasy and reality as well as past, present and future in a way never witnessed before. "Into the Past" is an evocation of the contest's history, from past winners to flops, hits to misses. Everybody who has participated in OSC at least once is welcome to celebrate this magical moment with us.
The first semifinal takes place in Marimea, the capital of Mărium. This bustling maritime metropolis has an international atmosphere and inhabitants that embrace everything new and foreign with especial vigor. The venue is the floating Emforos Arena that's doing double duty as one of the expedition vessels. The second semifinal will take part in Itajubá, the capital of Vale Areado, the nothernmost region of the Laranjeiran Confederation, in the Royal Theatre of Itajubá. Mixing the picturesque old city with the modern upper city, Itajubá is famous for its clash of cultures and parties.
|Lettuce: Konami and Hugo Chávez City - Gandhara: Rhea||Lettuce Gandhara||LBC, RTG||Winner|
Arrived at the 50th edition of our beloved Outernatia Song Contest, Lettuce and Gandhara, who both debuted in the first edition and therefore have stood at the cradle of the contest, would like to take you back in this retro edition. Inspiration for this retro edition are the computer systems in the 80's and 90's.
|Coralia City||Oalia||OLA||1st round (3rd)|
Outernatia has strong hopes of becoming a futuristic world very soon. But we need to realise that our future is right here and right now. For ten years ago we didn't have Alan Walker, Virtual reality goggles, vibrators, hyperloop trains etc. You just need to realise what already is in front of us. Why wait for better days? The better day is today unless if OSC congrats 50 gets hosted somewhere else but Oalia. This is the reason why Your Future Is Now will be the slogan if the contest comes to Oalia.
"Hello, world. This is your favourite, fierce and gay president speaking. I would love to welcome you all to our future. We will dive into one of the biggest adventures you could imagine.
In Oalia everyone who loves will be welcomed. You will be welcomed whether you're straight, transgender, octopus, electronic allergic, socialist or fat. Hate is not the way forward a better world. Love is. And I believe that OSC Congratulations 50 would love to be hosted in a country that supports love and nothing else.
Welcome to Oalia!"
– President Wanghao
The vote to elect the host country of the Congratulations Contest occured from 21 July to 31 July 2018. All countries having taken part in OSC at least one edition or are in the main roster of ISC could vote. Bidders were allowed to vote, but for the joint-bids only the first vote was taken. Each country awards 3 to 1 point to each bid.
Due to the few nations bidding, only one round was open. The bid with the highest number of points wins the right to host. The winner was announced by the OBU on 14 August 2018.
|Congratulations contest bidding results|
|Country||Host city||Round 1|
|Mărium & Laranjeiras||Marimea / Itajubá||53|
|Lettuce & Gandhara||Konami / Hugo Chávez City / Rhea||54|
Detail of votes
|02||Lost Islands||Tarja||"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"||8||60||OSC 42|
|04||Thorway||Demi Lovato||"Skyscraper"||5||67||OSC 31|
|05||Saónas Fe Pier||Antti Paalanen||"Meluta (We Wanna Make Some Noise)"||12||55||OSC 39|
|06||DPR Jindalea||Moranbong Band||"Song of Advance of Socialism"||13||54||OSC 36|
|07||Aevis||Band 88||"Twilight Zone"||11||55||OSC 46|
|10||Bartlett||Dua Lipa||"New Rules"||2||89||OSC 37|
|11||Hanzyuki||Blondfire||"True Confessions"||19||DQ||OSC 37|
|12||Bitland||The Pirouettes||"L'escalier"||10||56||OSC 38|
|14||Mărium||Beast in Black||"Blind And Frozen"||4||84||OSC 43|
|15||Levië||D'Corazón||"Pata de Conejo"||17||23||OSC 42|
|16||Sunetti||Otto Knows||"Next To Me"||15||44||OSC 22|
|17||Percheron||Cécile Corbel||"Kamchatka"||9||58||OSC 27|
|18||DimkaRUS||Loren Allred||"Never Enough"||6||65||OSC 44|
|19||Pinnipedia||Sofia Reyes ft. Reykon||"Llegaste Tu"||7||65||OSC 32|
|01||Celestiana||Rina Sawayama||"Alterlife"||12||57||OSC 50|
|02||Green Apple||Etta James||"All I Can Do Was Cry"||19||19||OSC 4|
|03||Republica Libera||Cascada||"Playground"||7||65||OSC 38|
|04||Folkloria||alan||"Ashita e no Sanka"||15||49||OSC 20|
|05||Daǔlska||Taylor Swift||"...Ready For It?"||16||45||OSC 39|
|06||Pönö||Eiffel 65||"Blue (Da Ba Dee)"||3||87||OSC 13|
|08||Riya-Sampetrina||Vangelis||"Chariots of Fire"||11||58||OSC 46|
|10||Grolskira||Green Day||"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"||2||104||OSC 45|
|11||Unovah||Basto||"Gregory's Theme"||14||53||OSC 39|
|12||Asankon||Mimoza||"Big Girls Cry"||6||70||OSC 42|
|13||Limnoupolitana||Lia Berg||"In My Space"||13||55||OSC 34|
|14||Laranjeiras||RAIGN||"A Queen's Head"||17||34||OSC 42|
|15||Kosma||Shania Twain||"You're Still the One"||10||58||OSC 41|
|16||Spinachia||Miss Li||"Aqualung"||4||84||OSC 37|
|17||Raingate||Brendan Peyper||"Net 'N Bietjie"||8||61||OSC 34|
|18||Gandhara||The5||"La Bezzaf"||5||76||OSC 39|
|19||Alteus||Illenium ft. Nevve||"Fractures"||9||59||OSC 32|
|01||Bitland||The Pirouettes||"L'escalier"||18||63||OSC 38|
|02||Lost Islands||Tarja||"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"||25||43||OSC 42|
|03||Asankon||Mimoza||"Big Girls Cry"||12||86||OSC 42|
|04||Saónas Fe Pier||Antti Paalanen||"Meluta (We Wanna Make Some Noise)"||21||49||OSC 39|
|06||Pinnipedia||Sofia Reyes ft. Reykon||"Llegaste Tu"||23||44||OSC 32|
|07||Percheron||Cécile Corbel||"Kamchatka"||15||72||OSC 27|
|08||Raingate||Brendan Peyper||"Net 'N Bietjie"||24||44||OSC 34|
|09||Celestiana||Rina Sawayama||"Alterlife"||19||54||OSC 50|
|10||Republica Libera||Cascada||"Playground"||13||85||OSC 38|
|11||Limnoupolitana||Lia Berg||"In My Space"||26||37||OSC 34|
|12||DimkaRUS||Loren Allred||"Never Enough"||16||68||OSC 44|
|13||Mărium||Beast in Black||"Blind And Frozen"||3||110||OSC 43|
|14||Grolskira||Green Day||"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"||4||100||OSC 45|
|15||Thorway||Demi Lovato||"Skyscraper"||2||110||OSC 31|
|17||Kosma||Shania Twain||"You're Still the One"||14||81||OSC 41|
|18||Riya-Sampetrina||Vangelis||"Chariots of Fire"||6||91||OSC 46|
|19||DPR Jindalea||Moranbong Band||"Song of Advance of Socialism"||20||51||OSC 36|
|20||Aevis||Band 88||"Twilight Zone"||17||67||OSC 46|
|21||Pönö||Eiffel 65||"Blue (Da Ba Dee)"||11||86||OSC 13|
|23||Alteus||Illenium ft. Nevve||"Fractures"||22||49||OSC 32|
|24||Bartlett||Dua Lipa||"New Rules"||1||135||OSC 37|
|25||Spinachia||Miss Li||"Aqualung"||9||87||OSC 37|
|26||Gandhara||The5||"La Bezzaf"||7||88||OSC 39|
- "OSC CONGRATULATIONS: Bidding process". 21 July 2018.