Hello Fleethearts, hello World, hello Universe and beyond, this is Berlin calling! As you already noticed, we will celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in our very own special Stonewall way, with an amazing and highly enjoyable Fleet-event, the Stonewall #yourovision
. The Party will be on Friday, May 11th, at the shores and beaches of Risa and Dranuur, as well as in the clubs and bars of Nimbus and Earth Space Dock (ESC on ESD, you know?). In this post we'll keep you informed about what the ESC is and how we will embrace it.
Stonewall Yourovision - A show of gorgeous glamorous glitter!Yourovision Opening Ceremonies Risa
[19:00 CEST - 19:30 CEST or click here for your timezone
We'll start the event on the main dance floor at our favourite shore leave planet Risa. Be sure to bring love, fun and your rainbow balloon gun!Yourovision Opening Act: Silly Group Dance One
[19:30 CEST - 20:00 CEST or click here for your timezone
Dance it off on Risa with your fleeties when we perform the STO Emote version of the famous Eurovision 1981 winning song 'Making Your Mind Up' from Bucks Fizz.Yourovision Fashion Contest First Half: Timeless Trash/Lookalike Group
[20:00 CEST - 21:00 CEST or click here for your timezone
Meet us in the club and desert of Nimbus for an amazing show of Eurovision fashion. Don't forget your sun-blocker!Yourovision Song Stream: Winners of Semi Final 1
[21:00 CEST - 22:00 CEST or click here for your timezone
Let's listen to the songs that made it through the Eurovision First Semi Final. You will need a browser with youtube to do so.Yourovision Eurovision Star Quiz
[22:00 CEST - 22:30 CEST or click here for your timezone
Checking out the green room: While we relax on the shores of Dranuur Colony we will play a chat based multiple choice quiz about the stars of Eurovision!Yourovision Song Stream: Safe Six
[22:30 CEST - 23:00 CEST or click here for your timezone
The Safe Six are the Eurovision participants that are already qualified. Let's listen to their songs. You need a browser with youtube to do so.Yourovision Fashion Contest Second Half: Lookalike Solo/Glamorous Glitter
[23:00 CEST - 00:00 CEST or click here for your timezone
The second half of our fashion show-off will be on the dancefloor in the Club 47 at Earth Space Dock. Don't forget your sunglasses!Yourovision Song Stream: Winners of Semi Final 2
[00:00 CEST - 01:00 CEST or click here for your timezone
As you already know, you will need a browser to listen to the songs that qualified in the Eurovision Second Semi Final.Yourovision Closing Act: Silly Group Dance Two
[01:00 CEST - 01:30 CEST or click here for your timezone
We close our night of sounds, music, songs and fashion with another Silly Group Dance Perfomance on the main dancefloor on Club 47 on Earth Space Dock. Lets rock the house!Yourovision Winner Announcement and Party Gathering: All night long!
[01:30 CEST - ??:?? CEST or click here for your timezone
All over now? No, not in Stonewall Fleet! We will party all night long as we announce the winners of the fashion contests and the quiz. Stay tuned!
All in the Eurovision Song Contest circles, as the name states, around the songs. Everything else might be important, but the songs are essential. The Contest was started with the intention to unite Europe with the means of a language that we all speak: music. That's why the most important part of the contest are the songs and their composers and writers, then the performers and musicians, and last but not least the show around it.
Every participating nation in the contest has different methods of choosing a song that should represent their country. Some are chosen by a jury of some kind, others are determined by a competition like the Sanremo-Festival in Italy or the Melodifestivalen in Sweden. However, at a given date end of March, the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) closes the application, and the participants are raffled into two semi-finals. Only the so-called Big Five (that are the countries which finance the contest: Spain, Italy, Germany, France, United Kingdom) and the host country will have a guaranteed ticket for the grand final. In 2018 there are 43 countries competing.
For a full list please take a look here: Wikipedia ESC 2018
In the Yourovision Event we will listen to the songs together. We've decided to stream them via Youtube because not all of our fleetmembers have a discord account. While we listen to the songs we will provide you with additional informations about the song entries, their composers and interpreters, the countries they represent and other interessing facts via our ingame chat channel.
If you want to listen and watch the songs in the meantime please open these links:
All Eurovision Song Contest fans out there know, when it comes to how-to-win-the-contest, one important component is the style. You can break the rules of fashion and your chance to win shall grow. Costumes make up much of the unforgettable impression you get from a performance, as the swedish winner ABBA showed us with their victory in 1974. Also, costume changes live on stage can help too, as introduced by the british winner Buck Fizz in 1981. To honor and enjoy the eye candy factor of Eurovision, we will do fashion contests as part of our event.
Please look here for categories and voting rules: Yourovision Fashion Contest
There are so many facts and useless knowledge around the ESC, it's almost like Star Trek Canon! First we have the rules, for example since 1957 every Eurovision Songs can only have a maximum duration of three minutes. The stage crew can consist of up to six artists who are at least 16 years old doing - anything, like ice-skating for example, but no animals. And, ehem, theoretically, songs with a political message are not allowed to enter the contest at all. Then we have the stars - gorgeous icons and divas like Conchita Wurst, Celine Dion, Johnny Logan and Patricia Kaas and so many more.
Get a glimpse of it all in our Eurovision Star Quiz, in which we try to present some interesting facts around the love in the stars. And don't be shy to take part in it, as it will be a multiple choice quiz! And there are Prizes to win:
2 Stonewall Credits, 1 lockbox key, and an unlock code for a Scorpion fighter
1 Stonewall Credit, 1 lockbox key, and a mystery item box!
1 Stonewall Credit and a mystery item box!
Stonewall Credits are redeemable at the Stonewall Credit Store
for in-game and out of game prizes.
Do you remember the times back in the fifties and sixties, when the contestants in the 'Grand Prix de la Chanson' where just standing around while singing their song? Nowadays most singers and artists give their best in impressing the audience with their moves, like Ruslana did in 2004 with her winning song 'Wild Dances'. We will try to do the same, as we want to do some silly and fancy group dances with you!
Please look here for an instructional video and additional information: Silly Group Dances
In the Eurovision Song Contest there is no recipe on how to win the contest. There are some switches that you can turn on to improve your chances, as the famous swedish host Petra Mede and the swedish winner Måns Zelmerlöw stated in their great performance about how to win the ESC:Love, Love, Peace, Peace
But you never know and the contest also has a history of surprise winners that nobody expected, like Salvador Sobral last year. That's why we will do a heavy betting, in which you can win fantastic prizes (that means a lot of EC) with your bets on the winners and losers. Please look here for additional information and rules: Yourovision Heavy Betting Game
There are many many different songs in the Eurovision Song Contest. Not all of them are to be liked, and not all of them are good either. But some of them are rather special, and many are really great stunning masterpieces. What do you like? What do you dislike? We will do a great poll amongst our fleet in a seperate forum thread, so you have the chance to express your personal favorites of this years contest. We will also calculate all our votes up and this will give us the results of the Stonewall Jury!
There will be a small participation reward for telling the community your thoughts.
Please look here: If Stonewall was a country...
Meanwhile, have fun, please be patient and enjoy the Eurovision Song Contest
while you wait for (y)our #yourovision