Here are the RULES which MUST be followed:
To join Fabulous Song Contest, you have to register an account on the Song Contest Forums. After that, you have to join the WAITING LIST, and wait for a spot to open up. We want to keep FSC manageable, so we limit the amount of spots for players to 25 per edition, and players leave after they don't participate for two consecutive editions. So please, be patient!
Welcome to the contest!
Once you earn a place and it comes time to send your first entry, there's two steps to entering. The first step is to reserve the COUNTRY you wish to represent. This must be done via PM on the forums to the host, and you must include THREE countries you'd like to represent, in order of preference. So for example, if you send this message:
Subject: FSC #XX Countries
3. New Zealand
You will get Sweden first, if no one has reserved it before you. If Sweden is taken already, you'll be given Mexico, and if that is taken, you will be given New Zealand. Countries are reserved on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis, so be fast! The host will release dates for this on the forum before every edition starts.
After you receive your country, you'll need to send the host the ARTIST, the name of the SONG you wish to send, the VIDEO LINK of the song (YouTube is preferred, but don't feel limited and please, send whatever you'd like), and the TIMESLOT you want in the recap. The timeslot for FSC is 20 SECONDS. A PICTURE of the artist is not requiered but you can still send one. If you do send one, please make sure it is a high resolution image.
"Who/What can I send?"
The singer or group you send MUST be from your chosen country or have a relation to that country. Please explain any connections that might not be obvious (ex. K-Pop songs from South Korea are acceptable for China if one of the singers is Chinese). After an artist is sent to FSC once, they cannot be sent by anyone in the following edition.
Eurovision songs and Junior Eurovision songs AREN'T ALLOWED! Also, songs on the BANNED SONGS LIST are, obviously, banned. Other than that, there are NO LIMITS! You can choose a song from ANY decade in ANY Language; it's your choice.
"I wanna send a different song! Help!"
There's a 10 day window for submitting songs, and you can change your song or country any time within that window. However, if you don't send a new entry before the deadline, you will NOT PARTICIPATE in that edition of FSC. If you wish to change a country that is already taken, you have to come to an agreement with that FabPlayer and notify the host via PM.
"How do I vote?"
The voting will be open for 10 days and it will open after the recap is posted to the official FSC YouTube page. The ONLY way to vote is by using the official form, which will be linked in a post on the forum and in the description of the recap video! Votes submitted any other way will NOT be counted. If you fail to vote on time, you will be given a warning and the first person on the waiting list will be asked to provide replacement votes. If you fail to vote a second time, you will lose your spot in the contest.
Good Luck and Have Fun!!
RIP Banned Songs List v.1 (FSC #20-ish - FSC #45... kinda)