All right, so here is FSC57 of 2017, but next month, would someone else do it?
Rules are always the same, so Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V always works too.
Voting system in short:
1 round, 6 favorites: 7-5-4-3-2-1 points, 2 extra points for own song.
The nomination rules:
- Every registered Unilanger may nominate
- A user must not nominate more than 1 song (first nomination counts)
- There must not be more than 1 nomination per language (first nomination counts)
- You may nominate a song in any language, regardless of the languages you speak
- National or regional variants of the same language count as different languages
- Additionally, one non-language song (instrumental or without meaningful lyrics) is allowed
- When nominating, you must submit the following information: name of the language, name of the song, name of the artist(s), link to a video/MP3 accessible without registering
- Songs that participated in previous contests cannot be nominated - you can see a full list of previous songs here
- Check here to see the flag codes for your language
The voting rules:
- Every registered Unilanger may vote
- To vote, send me a PM with your 6 favourites ordered by your preference
- Each user's favourite song will receive 7 points, #2: 5 points, #3: 4 points, #4: 3 points, #5: 2 points, #6: 1 point
- A user must not vote more than once (last vote counts)
- Participants are not allowed to vote for the songs they submitted
- A vote is only valid if it lists 6 different songs from the official nomination list, and none of these 6 songs have been nominated by that same user. Only votes sent by PM to france-eesti are valid.
- The tie-breaking rule is that, in the event that two or more songs tie for first place and for other places the song that received points from the greater number of voters is the winner. If there is still a tie, the second tie-breaker is to count the number of voters who assigned 7 points to each entry in the tie. Tie-breaks continue with 5 points and one point until the tie is resolved.
- Voting is private, but the final results are public, including all voters' usernames and points assigned.
- Because of the way the FSC works, nominators who vote for other songs (not being able to vote for their own one) are at a disadvantage compared to those who don't. So it was decided to add 2 extra points to the nominated song of each participant who sends a vote.
- March 6 — 17, 2017: Nomination period
- March 18 — March 31, 2017: Voting period
- April 1, 2017: Results are announced
Good luck to all participants!