Urthvision XX

(Live from Forest Fragrances Arena)

Welcome one and all to the great nation of Korćetta, Land of the Trees. We are excited that you chose us to be your host of the very special Urthvision XX. My name is Żaneta Kryszak and I will be your ever wonderful host for this event. This event is very special to the people of Korćetta, as it is the first time we have hosted an event like this and it is such a special one at that. Urthvision XX is a milestone in the history of this song festival, and we are so glad that we can be the ones to bring it to you here today.

Before we get any further we have a word from our president, Aleksy Niezgoda.

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Hello everybody and welcome to Korćetta. I am the president of this wonderful country, and I’m going to take some time to talk to you about it. Korćetta is a nation full of beauties, from the beautiful coast to the gorgeous Lake Kaskada and everything in between. Portmorski is also a wonderful place and it has plenty to do, so I hope you get out and enjoy everything the city has to offer! O hope that you all enjoy your stay. With that, I will let you get back to Żaneta, I can’t wait to see this year’s entries.

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Thank you president Niezgoda. Now, what you’ve all been waiting for, it’s time to announce the entries and semifinals for this year’s Urthvision. We had enough entries for this iteration of the song festival to get two semifinals. So get ready, there’s a lot to get through in a short amount of time, so grab your favorite snacks, and buckle up.

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Semifinal 1

SEMIFINAL 1

https://youtu.be/EV7q7wtqJec?si=c6KkWcixgkCS1_1e

We are starting off Semifinal 1 with Tavaris. Oda Lita, the Tavari pop super star, has returned to Urthvision for the first time since Urthvision XIV with her latest single, I Can Blow Your Mind. Bold, daring, provocative, and fun, her style has captured the hearts of the Tavari public and the charts as well, with I Can Blow Your Mind holding the number one spot for seven weeks and counting not even just in Tavaris but across the whole Tavari Union. The Akronist superstar’s enduring popularity has been credited with bringing the Tavari together after a time of disunity.

https://youtu.be/2b1GgT07aes?si=W7x666MnISgW83T4

Next we travel across Gondwana to glares at the paper Piorunpreria. Phantom Daydream was formed in Piorunpreria before their war of independence. They write mostly about random stories they make up, making them a very unknown band until recently. Their song Unbelievers talks about going against the faiths of the world, and how doing this makes people condemn them to damnation. This resonated in anti-Silvist people in the wake of the war, making the band boost in popularity to where they are today.

https://youtu.be/34het3bujvA?si=IGGvbJihQR-E12Zi

Now we go to our favorite pizza loving nation, Volscina. Hailing from the Duchy of Arlenboro, the pop rock band I Kolori are the winners of Volscinofesta 2024, the national song festival leading up to Urthvision. Made up of four members from across Volscina, they call themselves “I Kolori” after the diversity of their own personal backgrounds and origins. Their uniquely funky take on modern pop rock led to their success on the national stage, but only time will tell how they fare before an international audience. Now here is their song, Pensare Male.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u227E7YEDRY&ab_channel=NBTVEVO

Next we have the entry from Wealden. The Thieves are new Wealdenite alternative talent. Forming in the 2010s, they skyrocketed to fame and last year achieved national acclaim with their first Wealden #1 album titled The City. This song, being the bands’ favorite, helped boost the album’s overall success. Wealden is excited to bring brand new inspirational and young talent to the international stage with the song Tomorrow Is Closed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZtBv0hTm1w

In a surprising turn of events, the Nystatinne entry into Urthvision is the V-Pop star Javia Ny’Yoasobi! The popstar parents originally are from Nystatiszna, but escaped the Social Republic in 1978. The song is a catchy reimagining of an old Nystatinne song from during its days as a colony under the Borean Trading Company. Where spirit tries to convince their moral lover not to attempt escape through unpleasant methods. Here is Racing into the Night!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4pTerzIVG0

Up next we have Empire’s Peace from the Free Pax States. Based on the translated Emjayan historical literature of Ti Ex As or Travel From Fire that records the firsthand and eyewitness accounts of the defining moment that unified the elf tribes of Fara and Peebse with the remnants of Peregrinia to form the first recorded elf tribe alliance. Empire’s Peace brings the ancient tale of the destruction of the city of Peregrinia to a modern era by telling the story as a road of hardship, finding meaning and a new path during an era of uncertainty after losing everything. Now here’s their song, fittingly named Peregrinia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7B6Z-_-Bcc&ab_channel=VACATIONS

Now we go to North Westmore with their entry. Morning, Love is a simple love song written by the lead singer of the band Taser, Morris Harding, to his girlfriend. When the song was released in 2018 by the band, for 42 weeks it comfortably rested in the nation’s top 5 most-played songs, among other hits such as Great Northern Land and God’s Plan. While Morning, Love is a positive heartfelt song, in 2019, a year after release, it unfortunately became associated with the suicide attempt of Anthony Jarvis, a 17-year old teenager who attempted to jump from the top of the Brighton Sands Hotel in Dalesburg - it must be said that he luckily did not go through with this attempt. When asked why he did not jump, he stated that this song, which he had listened to while on the rooftop, had convinced him to keep on living. As a result of this event, the song has now gained a status as an anthem for anti-suicide campaigns and mental health awareness in Westmorian society.

https://youtu.be/P1u0VmKySBs?feature=shared

Now we bring the teenage Thalorian triple threat Arathel Aurorasong who hopes to represent Thalor with her song House of Cards, which is heavily about her past experiences. She hopes to make her family proud in this competition.

https://youtu.be/DuHtZo4EWx8

Next up is a song written and performed by Aivintian band Shifthand, this pop rock song details a vivid dream about a meeting with a dealmaking demon. The deal-with-the-devil is a popular folk tale archetype around the world, and its portrayal in this song reflects an alternative rejection of the materialist Aivintian society. Though a dangerous message to send under the Kritarchy, the newly liberated Aivintis has experienced a flood of support for alternative and independent music exploring counter-majoritarian societal viewpoints such as this. Here is The Jeweled Liar.

https://youtu.be/PUHSM_vTqTI?si=IqezUtShh9ikXAsA

In a controversial pick, Eyjarian put up contestant Elisa Alexandradatur, who rose to fame not just from her music, but from her comments and lifestyle praising the Queendom of Lapérouse. Her song, Queen of Kings, while popular throughout the Crown Realm (Except Vakrestrender), suffered heavy criticism in the Federation of Lapérouse for its implied messaging for supporting the Queendom. Alexandradatur stated on social media that the song is about celebrating Crown Princess Alexandra in her role as the High Jarlnja of the Federation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTJOObStu0Y&t=88s

Now we go to Aurora with the band Schlagstein from Faethalria. Schlagstein is an all male band that earned its name in the underground rock scene of Ribenstadt, the capital of the women dominated Ethalrian Matriarchy and later came to international prominence in the 2000’s. With the fall of the Matriarchy their popularity only grew as unofficial figureheads of the anti fascist and men’s rights movements across the region. Their entry today is simply titled KRÖSENLAND (Ethalria in Ethalrian between you and me), and tells the story of their country; from nomadic savages to bloodthirsty empires, colonial menaces and corrupt dictatorships. They also explore and express their mixed feelings and love hate relationship with their nation, its history, and how its facing the future. but that throughout the pain, the hate, and the mistakes, the people have been strong, brave, and undoubtedly… Ethalrian!

https://youtu.be/H1lcGXwOqJI?si=ySYFd23r0wen1A_Z

Up next we have the entry from Asilica! Asilican-Kaltariz trio The Alʌð Dizaon have partnered with the well-known Asilican artist Walɔji Pfefferhausen to bring the first song in Sprash ever on Urthvision!! The song incorporates some verses in Kaltareg and versions fully in Sprash and Kaltareg will be available soon. This dark yet vibrant tune sings about the story of a young lady who decided to ignore all the warnings of her family and went into the forest to befriend Ekala, a lemur spirit considered to be evil but with whom the lady enjoyed her time, dancing in the shadows and not caring about what people judged at first. The song is both a showcase of Asilican folktronica and a call for the audience to forget about what people say and enjoy what they love to do instead. We bring to you now, Ekaʎa Mɔpadʌ!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx4kLgnFexo

Now, coming from Mirhaime, we have Minu. An unforgettable name in the Trinterian indie scene, Minu is a singer-songwriter known for her emotionally raw lyrics and eclectic musical style. She gained significant fame for her albums such as Bury Me at Makeout Creek (2014), Puberty 2 (2016), and Be the Marheg (2018). After gaining victory in Melodies of Light (2024) as representative of Cathal, her single My Love Mine All Mine (also known as My Love, My Love) was chosen to represent Mirhaime in this new Urthvision season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDKO6XYXioc

Next we have an entry coming again from Gondwana, specifically the nation of North Ni-Rao. Orcz II Kingz is a band founded by four music students in the city of Rora. Combining modern orcish soul music, beautiful vocal harmonies, a family friendly demeanor not usually associated with orcs - and the cool factor for the ladies - Orcz II Kingz became one of the first orcish bands of their time to find some popularity among listeners of other species. This song, End of the Road, was what launched their career due to being simultaneously wholesome and somewhat “exotic.” It is what the August Empress - and her Vizier’s Council - have deemed suitable to represent the Empire on the world stage, as a classic to come out of late 90’s and early 2000’s Ni-Rao that resonates with global audiences and reflects the values of the August Empire.


Now, after you have heard all of these amazing songs, it is time to vote! Vote who your favorites were giving each entry 1-12 points. I can’t wait to see who makes it into this year’s Urthvision!

https://forms.gle/Dof1u9YtUiBZ2aJs5

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Semifinal 2

SEMIFINAL 2

https://youtu.be/xo5NGTwViws?si=3ScEQgViWhfHNucZ

To start off Semifinal 2, we bring you the whispering offstage (Borean? Novaran?) coughs the nation of Veria! Ceithir-mionnaichte (literally “Four-sworn”) is a Ruinaithic folk metal band that incorporates traditional Verian pipes and whistles into their music. Shouting Aloud is one of their recent releases, and the band reportedly chose to put it forward for Urthvision due to its distinctive bagpipe sections. The song’s lyrics, sung in Staynish, were written as a celebration of the Verian Isles’ fighting spirit. In a recent interview, piper and flautist Eòin mac Goraidh stated that he hopes Ceithir-mionnaichte‘s music helps to "expand interest in Verian culture and musical tradition around the world” whether or not their entry makes it to the end of the Urthvision Song Contest.

https://youtu.be/UC7QzXPnt6k?si=c8J9Avc9lG1W2XsH

Due to the lack of interest with other artists, Marchella Lando was picked out to compete for the 4th time in a row for Blueacia!. This time she isn’t going solo but with a close friend of hers Will Simpson. He is a somewhat famous soul singer in Blueacia and Marchella wanted this time to share the spotlight with one of her closest friends. Marchella has said that “whatever will happen this edition of Urthvision, I will not return for a very long time. I’ve done this 4 times now, it’s time for someone else.” Marchella and Will will sing the song Spirit of the Night. The song is about finding love and then going out at night and doing the craziest things together since it’s fun and “who can remember it in the morning”. Let’s hope and see if Lando can bring happiness to Urthvision for one more time and maybe bring Urthvision back home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWQzjZk2VSU

Next up we have… um… whispering backstage (Who let them into Urthvision?) ahem… we have the Federation. Performing a Codexian translation of their hit song Chère Madame Fontaine with a twist of their lyrics we have Collectif du Temple. Collectif du Temple has been a indie rock band in the Federation for nearly a decade now. Their hit song is about the Federal Prime Minister Léonce Fontaine, the second FPM of the Federation and her moderately controversial policies during her leadership of the country. In a twist to go along with the Codexian translation. They changed the pronouns of the song, more towards a masculine terms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDNDVtoJhik

Now we have Packlivania with their entry by Jablajhid. Jablajhid is one of the few all-human Packilvanian music groups, and one of the few still to achieve any sort of international notoriety. Since their formation, the band’s music has become progressively more popular among younger Packilvanian audiences. Jablajhid first gained global attention after a series of viral music videos, and their Packilvanian lyrics have lent their songs a unique style for foreign listeners. Much of Jablajhid’s music is inspired by the band members’ own experiences of life in the sprawling working-class neighborhoods of Bingol at a time of accelerating social shifts in the Sultanate. Their works deal heavily with everyday change, nostalgia, and a generation’s hopes for the future, a style that is exemplified in Behet Ghol Midam’s tale of a bittersweet breakup.

https://youtu.be/BYmZogQwUGQ?si=zapRIKxoNr-hROqL

This entry is from the small and relatively unknown Auroran island nation of Dewnania, it’s actually their first entry into Urthvision! Please enjoy this Cava band singing in the beautiful Terghyntek language. This is Gwrello Glaw by An Brederedh (Let it Rain by the Brotherhood)!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnJrMTDgTBs&pp=ygUhaSBwdXQgYSBzcGVsbCBvbiB5b3UgYW5uaWUgbGVubm94

Up next we have Reni from Tarseen. Reni sings from the point of view of a devout wife that catches her husband whispering sweet words to another woman. She’s deeply in love with this man and can’t let him go and he takes this to his advantage and drives her mad. In her delusion she turns to Tiefling sorceress in the desert to make him only hers. Here is The Sorceress.

https://youtu.be/S6YYs4kFePY?si=mMSH40bb9gRwtTuq

This next entry was the winner of the 2023 Sayqidi Festival of Melodies (SFM), 16-year-old Elina Arzumanyan is proud to represent her Haqmi roots and hometown of Haraman in an international competition on the scale of Urthvision. She hopes to make Aparapat proud with her song, sung in Haqmi, DANCE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efmfOdCw6Ek

We now move to the West Borean Federation: the country which, it appears, was responsible for causing the great synthesizer and keytar shortage of the 2020s. Aikuszin Tselleu has been a pioneer of Borean synthpop for the past twenty years, and has probably single-handedly kept both manufacturers of instruments and hairspray in business throughout any lean years they may have had. And tonight he’s also keeping us in business with his latest hit song: Automatic Man.

https://youtu.be/IMBjJYWovrc

Next up we have AJ Wicklow from Llygad Duw. AJ Wicklow, a half Aivintian performer from the countryside outside Cewri, Llygad Duw, rose to national popularity with music containing religious references within a mortal context, but soon began to branch out, bringing his form of alternative blues to the country with further cultural references and themes of passion and love. In a Week explores these themes with an account of a person and their lover decomposing together in the woods. The idea of death as a return to nature is central to Llygadian culture and religion, and the romanticization thereof is part of Wicklow’s place in the cultural canon.

https://youtu.be/UipzszlJwRQ?si=m8tjOPlIN3iEyU1h

Now we go to Concord with the band Eventyret. Eventyret is a band from Nyveldet who become popular not just in their own region but in the entirety of Norgsveldet for their religious songs. Mixing traditional folk and rock music into their songs, with Ulvedalen being no different. With Ulvedalen being a song about an infamous varg from the Nori Saga. Here is Ulvedalen (The Wolf’s Valley).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-Or6QqKGQ0

Now from Axdel we have Treeclawz. Formed in 2004, Treeclawz are renowned for their weary, soulful, pan-genre hip-hop, and this entry is no exception! Collaborating with South Hills rap artist Eli B. Vos, this track was inspired by the frustration and creative demotivation they faced when they were under corporate management, harkening back to their simple days as a small independent band. Here they are, playing Windmill (Feel Good).

https://youtu.be/Vw6qPWhjevk?si=K-EjMHANBxIDqeD-

Lágrimas del Río (Tears from the River) is Peragen’s fifth entry on the Urthvision Songfestival. Palomita will embody no other than the Peragen, Pora, Tumpi and Shams rivers, whose waters, their tears, either by themselves or by the agriculture they make possible, have nurtured hundreds of generations and have provided them with all they needed. The rivers comfort their children with an “eaea” lullaby, while, in echoes, they narrate how a desperate mother wishes for physical immortality by traveling to Olune, so she can watch for her son “all nights but one”. The song itself is an echo of Impelanta’s legendary troubling parenthood, and a reinterpretation of Peragian mythology around Olune and the divine rivers who have fed Peragians from birth to death.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJHe-iZ5HSI

Up next is the entry from Alksearia! A Vesienväller immigrant after the nuclear meltdown disaster, Jere has been breaking records within the Alkari music community. A music charts dominated by Metal and Rock songs, this song has stayed at the number 1 national charts for 3 months. His music is electrifying and passionate. Clubs all across the nation play his song at night to electrifying crowds. Even Queen Dorothea has been seen dancing to his music. Now, it is time for Jere to cha cha cha his way into the hearts of Urthvision with his song Party.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okeq6elcdxM

Now we have the Aldaar entry! Nuur Sahiik came out of basically nowhere in 2023, releasing his second album (and first he helped produce) to national and even global acclaim for his acoustic sound and original lyrics. With an upbeat folk style and messages that are simultaneously dark and optimistic, Sahiik puts Aldaar’s musical tradition on full display and to great effect. Dial Drunk, off the album Stick Season, is fundamentally a song about love, and specifically being in love with someone who you’ve hurt in the past. It explores themes of repentance and sorrow, but also of change and moving forward. Dial Drunk symbolizes being at your lowest point and carrying on regardless, making this song by Nuur Sahiik the perfect song to represent Aldaar at Urthvision XX.

https://youtu.be/zreTvtpTeoU

Next up we have the entry from Volkheim. The song I Am What I Am by Philomena Vaughn is among the few non-Volkisch songs from Volkheim, holding a significant place within the LGBTQIA+ community of Volkheim (which is small and often isolated in clusters across the country). The song therefore symbolises a sense of acceptance, community, and coming together for those in the LGBTQIA+ community.


Now comes the time, the time where you all vote for which of these amazing artists will make it to Urthvision XX. You will vote for your favorite songs, giving each 1-12 points. I can’t wait to see who you all pick!

https://forms.gle/85yotaMMyicMXJXr5

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Semifinal votes have been tallied and the winners are ready to be announced. Before that, I wanted to say that we appreciate every country and every contestant that has chosen to participate in this very special Urthvision. Now, to announce the results.

The winners of Semifinal 1 are…

  1. Aivintis
  2. Asilica
  3. Eyjaria
  4. Free Pax States
  5. Mirhaime
  6. North Ni-Rao
  7. Nystatiszna
  8. Tavaris
  9. Volscina
  10. Wealden

Now, the winners of Semifinal 2 are…

  1. Alksearia
  2. Axdel
  3. Dewnania
  4. Llygad Duw
  5. Norgsveldet
  6. Packlivania
  7. Sayyed
  8. Veria
  9. Volkheim
  10. West Borean Federation

Before I continue forward, I want to say congratulations to everyone who has made it to the finals of this edition Urthvision and I’m sorry for the ones who did not make it this far, we thank you for participating. Now as we go on, I would like to announce what we call the Big 5, the top five contestants of Urthvision XIX, who were able to skip the Semifinals. Along with the Big 5, I will announce the running order for the finals of Urthvision XX


First, coming from Mirhaime, we have Minu. An unforgettable name in the Trinterian indie scene, Minu is a singer-songwriter known for her emotionally raw lyrics and eclectic musical style. She gained significant fame for her albums such as Bury Me at Makeout Creek (2014), Puberty 2 (2016), and Be the Marheg (2018). After gaining victory in Melodies of Light (2024) as representative of Cathal, her single My Love Mine All Mine (also known as My Love, My Love) was chosen to represent Mirhaime in this new Urthvision season.\

First we have second place in the last edition, Morstaybishlia. The Based Bassmen discovered itself in 2021 when members duetted a song in their bass voices. The video went viral with over sixty million views and fans begged for more. Four months later the Based Bassmen formed and swept the scenes on the Valerian and Staynish west coast. Featuring some of the most diverse casting from across Morstaybishlia and its territories, these band members found each other on the social media app Peepl and have started touring at music arenas around Aurora. Now here is their song, Thieves and Beggars.

In a controversial pick, Eyjarian put up contestant Elisa Alexandradatur, who rose to fame not just from her music, but from her comments and lifestyle praising the Queendom of Lapérouse. Her song, Queen of Kings, while popular throughout the Crown Realm (Except Vakrestrender), suffered heavy criticism in the Federation of Lapérouse for its implied messaging for supporting the Queendom. Alexandradatur stated on social media that the song is about celebrating Crown Princess Alexandra in her role as the High Jarlnja of the Federation.

Finally, the winner of Urthvision XIX, Korćetta!!! Toboła is a Korćettan folk musician raised in the Silvist faith, but now does not identify with any religion. The songs he writes are said to be influenced by his uprising, but with a twist. Toboła debuted in 2016, and rose slowly. With the release of his most recent album, he stayed in the number one spot on the Korćettan charts for a whole month. Would That I, the most popular song from his new album, is about how love works, as in you cherish it, yet you also destroy it. This is the same as someone may love trees, yet cut them down and use their wood to fuel a fire. It’s an endless cycle, and makes no sense, yet it is in people’s nature to do it.

Next up we have AJ Wicklow from Llygad Duw. AJ Wicklow, a half Aivintian performer from the countryside outside Cewri, Llygad Duw, rose to national popularity with music containing religious references within a mortal context, but soon began to branch out, bringing his form of alternative blues to the country with further cultural references and themes of passion and love. In a Week explores these themes with an account of a person and their lover decomposing together in the woods. The idea of death as a return to nature is central to Llygadian culture and religion, and the romanticization thereof is part of Wicklow’s place in the cultural canon.

Now we have Tavaris. Oda Lita, the Tavari pop super star, has returned to Urthvision for the first time since Urthvision XIV with her latest single, I Can Blow Your Mind. Bold, daring, provocative, and fun, her style has captured the hearts of the Tavari public and the charts as well, with I Can Blow Your Mind holding the number one spot for seven weeks and counting not even just in Tavaris but across the whole Tavari Union. The Akronist superstar’s enduring popularity has been credited with bringing the Tavari together after a time of disunity.

Up next we have the entry from Asilica! Asilican-Kaltariz trio The Alʌð Dizaon have partnered with the well-known Asilican artist Walɔji Pfefferhausen to bring the first song in Sprash ever on Urthvision!! The song incorporates some verses in Kaltareg and versions fully in Sprash and Kaltareg will be available soon. This dark yet vibrant tune sings about the story of a young lady who decided to ignore all the warnings of her family and went into the forest to befriend Ekala, a lemur spirit considered to be evil but with whom the lady enjoyed her time, dancing in the shadows and not caring about what people judged at first. The song is both a showcase of Asilican folktronica and a call for the audience to forget about what people say and enjoy what they love to do instead. We bring to you now, Ekaʎa Mɔpadʌ!

Now from Axdel we have Treeclawz. Formed in 2004, Treeclawz are renowned for their weary, soulful, pan-genre hip-hop, and this entry is no exception! Collaborating with South Hills rap artist Eli B. Vos, this track was inspired by the frustration and creative demotivation they faced when they were under corporate management, harkening back to their simple days as a small independent band. Here they are, playing Windmill (Feel Good).

Up next we have Empire’s Peace from the Free Pax States. Based on the translated Emjayan historical literature of Ti Ex As or Travel From Fire that records the firsthand and eyewitness accounts of the defining moment that unified the elf tribes of Fara and Peebse with the remnants of Peregrinia to form the first recorded elf tribe alliance. Empire’s Peace brings the ancient tale of the destruction of the city of Peregrinia to a modern era by telling the story as a road of hardship, finding meaning and a new path during an era of uncertainty after losing everything. Now here’s their song, fittingly named Peregrinia.

Next we have the entry from Wealden. The Thieves are new Wealdenite alternative talent. Forming in the 2010s, they skyrocketed to fame and last year achieved national acclaim with their first Wealden #1 album titled The City. This song, being the bands’ favorite, helped boost the album’s overall success. Wealden is excited to bring brand new inspirational and young talent to the international stage with the song Tomorrow Is Closed!

Now we bring you the whispering offstage (Borean? Novaran?) coughs the nation of Veria! Ceithir-mionnaichte (literally “Four-sworn”) is a Ruinaithic folk metal band that incorporates traditional Verian pipes and whistles into their music. Shouting Aloud is one of their recent releases, and the band reportedly chose to put it forward for Urthvision due to its distinctive bagpipe sections. The song’s lyrics, sung in Staynish, were written as a celebration of the Verian Isles’ fighting spirit. In a recent interview, piper and flautist Eòin mac Goraidh stated that he hopes Ceithir-mionnaichte‘s music helps to "expand interest in Verian culture and musical tradition around the world” whether or not their entry makes it to the end of the Urthvision Song Contest.

In a surprising turn of events, the Nystatinne entry into Urthvision is the V-Pop star Javia Ny’Yoasobi! The popstar parents originally are from Nystatiszna, but escaped the Social Republic in 1978. The song is a catchy reimagining of an old Nystatinne song from during its days as a colony under the Borean Trading Company. Where spirit tries to convince their moral lover not to attempt escape through unpleasant methods. Here is Racing into the Night!

Now we go to our favorite pizza loving nation, Volscina. Hailing from the Duchy of Arlenboro, the pop rock band I Kolori are the winners of Volscinofesta 2024, the national song festival leading up to Urthvision. Made up of four members from across Volscina, they call themselves “I Kolori” after the diversity of their own personal backgrounds and origins. Their uniquely funky take on modern pop rock led to their success on the national stage, but only time will tell how they fare before an international audience. Now here is their song, Pensare Male.

Up next is the entry from Alksearia! A Vesienväller immigrant after the nuclear meltdown disaster, Jere has been breaking records within the Alkari music community. A music charts dominated by Metal and Rock songs, this song has stayed at the number 1 national charts for 3 months. His music is electrifying and passionate. Clubs all across the nation play his song at night to electrifying crowds. Even Queen Dorothea has been seen dancing to his music. Now, it is time for Jere to cha cha cha his way into the hearts of Urthvision with his song Party.

Next up is a song written and performed by Aivintian band Shifthand, this pop rock song details a vivid dream about a meeting with a dealmaking demon. The deal-with-the-devil is a popular folk tale archetype around the world, and its portrayal in this song reflects an alternative rejection of the materialist Aivintian society. Though a dangerous message to send under the Kritarchy, the newly liberated Aivintis has experienced a flood of support for alternative and independent music exploring counter-majoritarian societal viewpoints such as this. Here is The Jeweled Liar.

This next entry was the winner of the 2023 Sayqidi Festival of Melodies (SFM), 16-year-old Elina Arzumanyan is proud to represent her Haqmi roots and hometown of Haraman in an international competition on the scale of Urthvision. She hopes to make Aparapat proud with her song, sung in Haqmi, DANCE!

Now we have Packlivania with their entry by Jablajhid. Jablajhid is one of the few all-human Packilvanian music groups, and one of the few still to achieve any sort of international notoriety. Since their formation, the band’s music has become progressively more popular among younger Packilvanian audiences. Jablajhid first gained global attention after a series of viral music videos, and their Packilvanian lyrics have lent their songs a unique style for foreign listeners. Much of Jablajhid’s music is inspired by the band members’ own experiences of life in the sprawling working-class neighborhoods of Bingol at a time of accelerating social shifts in the Sultanate. Their works deal heavily with everyday change, nostalgia, and a generation’s hopes for the future, a style that is exemplified in Behet Ghol Midam’s tale of a bittersweet breakup.

Now we go to Concord with the band Eventyret. Eventyret is a band from Nyveldet who become popular not just in their own region but in the entirety of Norgsveldet for their religious songs. Mixing traditional folk and rock music into their songs, with Ulvedalen being no different. With Ulvedalen being a song about an infamous varg from the Nori Saga. Here is Ulvedalen (The Wolf’s Valley).

Next up we have one of Aduraszna’s (who got Third place in Urthvision XIX) hottest new fusion bands: HAT. You can tell that’s their name, because they wrote it on their hats. In order to replicate the acoustics of their studio, they have requested their staging to be drywall and soundproofing foam in the shape of their Vasri’ia apartment. So sure, nobody in the arena will know what’s going on, but we’ve snuck some cameras inside so everyone watching at home can still see. This is: Thinking Of.

Next up we have the entry from Volkheim. The song I Am What I Am by Philomena Vaughn is among the few non-Volkisch songs from Volkheim, holding a significant place within the LGBTQIA+ community of Volkheim (which is small and often isolated in clusters across the country). The song therefore symbolises a sense of acceptance, community, and coming together for those in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Next we have an entry coming again from Gondwana, specifically the nation of North Ni-Rao. Orcz II Kingz is a band founded by four music students in the city of Rora. Combining modern orcish soul music, beautiful vocal harmonies, a family friendly demeanor not usually associated with orcs - and the cool factor for the ladies - Orcz II Kingz became one of the first orcish bands of their time to find some popularity among listeners of other species. This song, End of the Road, was what launched their career due to being simultaneously wholesome and somewhat “exotic.” It is what the August Empress - and her Vizier’s Council - have deemed suitable to represent the Empire on the world stage, as a classic to come out of late 90’s and early 2000’s Ni-Rao that resonates with global audiences and reflects the values of the August Empire.

This entry is from the small and relatively unknown Auroran island nation of Dewnania, it’s actually their first entry into Urthvision! Please enjoy this Cava band singing in the beautiful Terghyntek language. This is Gwrello Glaw by An Brederedh (Let it Rain by the Brotherhood)!

Now we have one of the countrie who tied for fourth pace, Elissia. Starman by Elissian musician Daniel Bowie, better known as Ziggy Stardust, is an Elissian smash hit that dominated the Nagcon charts in 1972. Daniel Bowie, known to his fans as Ziggy Stardust, had always harbored an otherworldly fascination with the cosmos. Raised on the interstellar rhythms of distant stars and the pulsating beats of supernovas, Bowie’s music transcended planetary boundaries. It was said that he drew inspiration from the cosmic symphonies echoing through the universe, channeling them into his songs with an ethereal magnetism that captivated listeners across galaxies. Inspired by a childhood encounter with a meteor shower, Bowie infused Starman with a sense of wonder and yearning, blending futuristic synth melodies with soaring vocals that spoke of interstellar love and longing. The song’s universal themes resonated across galaxies, propelling it to the top of Nagcon charts and cementing Bowie’s legacy as a visionary artist who dared to dream beyond the confines of Urth.

Next we have the other country that tied for fourth place last edition, Augustia. Set Fire to the Rain by Augustian songstress Adele Dazeem is an Unovian smash hit that dominated the Nagcon charts in 2011. Wanting to do a pop power ballad for her second album, 22, Dazeem asked Yuki Labels producers Ryan Cheddar (the lead singer of OneGrandDuchy) and Edward Silver of the Yuki Labels Arlesbridge studio for help as they helped her with her first album, 18. The idea behind Set Fire to the Rain was to embody power while being vulnerable regarding relationships and the impossibility of letting go of a past lover. The song was first recorded in October 2010 and finalized in June 2011.

We now move to the West Borean Federation: the country which, it appears, was responsible for causing the great synthesizer and keytar shortage of the 2020s. Aikuszin Tselleu has been a pioneer of Borean synthpop for the past twenty years, and has probably single-handedly kept both manufacturers of instruments and hairspray in business throughout any lean years they may have had. And tonight he’s also keeping us in business with his latest hit song: Automatic Man.


Now is finally the time you have been waiting for. It’s time to vote for the final winner of Urthvision XX. This is the most exciting part of this song festival. Remember, vote for your favorites and give them anywhere from 1-8, 10, or 12 points. Happy voting!!!

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An intern in a dark green off-the-shelf supermarket suit and tie walks onto the screen. In an apparent attempt to make up for the technical difficulties encountered the last time he presented the Aszar points, he is on the rooftop of ASGTV’s “Sattelite Avenue” broadcasting complex, showing off a real Raszeran skyline. He clears his throat and presumably begins speaking in his signature nasal monotone, but the wind has suddenly picked up and nobody can hear him. His hair dances wildly around his head, and as he briefly turns away from the wind, it blows his glasses clean off his face, never to be seen again.

In the broadcast booth, the technical team text Żaneta Kryszak the results of the Aszar vote.

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An tall elven man wearing a expensive dark blue dress jacket and a white dress shirt stood in front of a green screen. With the green screen showing the night scenery of Haakon’s Bridge in Osfjord. Bridge that connected they city’s largest business district with that of the Akuan District. The elven man clearing his throat to get attention before finally speaking up, his voice being stoic and calm.

“Good evening, Urth. Thank you for this glorious night, and thank you… Korcetta for hosting it. It has certainly been night of excitement, I certainly felt it.”

His face showed absloutly no show of enjoyment, being just like his voice. Stoic.

"But without further delay, here is Norgsveldet’s votes for this Urthvision:

1 point goes to… Veria

2 points goes to… Volscina

3 points goes to… Volksheim

4 points goes to…"

The presenter goes quiet for a moment, a very small sigh leaving him.

“4 points goes to Eyjaria.”

An boo could be heard in the far distance but was ended soon enough before he continued on.

"5 points goes to Axdel.

6 points goes to Tavaris

7 points goes to Morstaybishlia

8 points goes to Alksearia

10 points goes to… Dewnania

12 points goes to… Nystatiszna.

I wish you all an fantastic night further."

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Tesara Nira
Sund! Hello Korćetta! My name is Tesara Nira and I’m proud to bring you all the votes from the three nations of the West Borean Federation! As always, we’ve drafted in the best and brightest from the Statistics department at AZU to make sure every call and text has been counted properly!

(Tesara has learned from previous attempts to not even bother looking at the students, because they’re never actually doing their jobs, they’re always just playing video games or watching sports. This negligence gives cover for some of the students to stand up and take off their jumpers, revealing t-shirts that say “EYJARIA ZERO POINTS”.)

Tesara Nira
And without further ado, the results from West Borea!

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A young orcish man in a violently lime green suit and hair to match sits at a desk with a wide and bright smile on his face. Next to him is a much older silver-haired orcish woman who looks like she has not had fun since approximately the start of the Great War. The woman is Nevi Tovrož Batandta, the historic and famed Tavari news anchor who has led the Tavari public broadcaster’s news department for longer than her colleague has been alive. He is Otan Novar Kelentíl, the only anchor on staff at TV who could name more than two Urthvision performers.

Dovrana, Urth, from beautiful Tavaris! What a show! We’re so excited to bring you our votes for Urthvision XX! Aren’t we, Nevi?”

“Yes,” she says without a trace of emotion.

“The votes have been counted from all over the country, from Nuvrenon to Lantaž, by phone and text, and Nevi herself has been hard at work counting all the votes by fax, telegraph, and carrier pigeon!”

Nevi stares directly into the camera and speaks deadpan. “I remember our first Urthvision broadcast, and spirits as my witness, Otan, I will remember its last.”

There are several beats of silence—just enough to become uncomfortable—as Otan stares and blinks at his colleague. “I… do believe Nevi Tovrož Batandta has just… made a joke? Well, folks, you heard it here first… now this is real Urthvision history! Without further ado, elders and youngers, here are the Tavari votes for Urthvision XX!”

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An older gentleman, roughly about 55, stood against a glass pane that over looked the city of Urgia-Nova. He stood stonefaced waiting for the “go” signal that has already been given three times. His face rapidly changes to an upbeat happy expression after a very loud cough could be heard in the background

“It was lovely to see all the Urthvision XX performers! After tallying the votes from Alksearia, I am honored to announce the Alkari votes!”

A table appears next the the gentleman with the scores

1 - Aivintis
2 - Norgsveldet
3 - Nystatiszna
4 - Morstaybishlia
5 - Axdel
6 - Tavaris
7 - Eyjaria

8 - Sayyed

10 - Aduraszna

12 - Veria

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Hello Korcetta, this is Blueacia calling.
My name is Marijke and I have the honor of giving you the points from Blueacia. It is wierd not seeing our glorious nation up on the stage tonight. For the first time in 20 editions Blueacia isn’t in the final, but we will return even bigger and more succesful next time. Can’t be long until the festival will return to it’s roots. Also some important news, the song commity has determined that next edition Blueacia will send a song in the Blueacian language for the 3rd time.
Without further delays let’s see how Blueacia voted:

1 point goes to West Borean Federation
2 points go to Volscina
3 points go to Augustia
4 points go to Asilica
5 points go to Alksearia
6 points go to Eyjaria
and 7 points go to Sayyed

And now for the top 3
Here goes

8 points go to Dewnania

10 points go to Volkheim

And 12 points go to Morstaybishlia.

This concludes the votes of the Blueacian jury. Hope to see you soon in Blueacia and have a great night.

An elven man appears on screen on a stage in front of a large crowd. The man has a wide grin on his face as he holds up a microphone to his mouth. The crowd in the back seems eager to show something off to the camera.

“I am live here from Hildstham, bringing you the votes from the people of Piorunpreria”

As he said this, people in the back began to raise up banners that said things like, “Urthvision is Rigged”, “Long Live Sæswið” and “Death to the Imperialists”.

“Now, without further ado,” he says, his smile beaming even brighter than before, “here are our votes”

1 - North Ni-Rao
2 - Wealden
3 - Llygad Duw
4 - Tavaris
5 - Mirhaime
6 - Aivintis
7 - Elissia
8 - Axdel


“We are giving our second most points to…”

“Eyjaria!”


“And finally, we give our most points to…”

“Dewnania!!!”


“We congratulate everyone who participated in this years Urthvision, but we have something we would like to say to the board of Urthvision and Korćetta, w-”

The broadcast suddenly cuts and Żaneta Kryszak appears.

“We apologize for the manners of Piorunpreria and hope they did not cause you all too much distress”

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An tall elven woman with long silver blonde hair wearing a dark purple dress shirt with a black pencil skirt, the woman standing in front of green screen that showed off Eyjarian Fjords and Mountains. With it than focusing on the Lapérousian style buildings often found in Eastern Eyjaria. She cleared her throat to gain their attention. A small smile on her lips, her tone having a clear sense of confidence behind it.

“Good evening, Urth and Korcetta. I must say tonight been a wonderful night, and we are very happy how well Alexandradatur been doing. You’re making us Eyjarians very proud.”

The camera switched over to Alexandradatur, her smiling brightly to the camera. Her and her crew waving the black and white flags of Eyjaria, as they waved to them. But… the singer than reached out behind her and in a quick motion pulled out the old flag of the Queendom. Her crew waving Eyjarian flags next to it. Though almost immediatly the screen was switched back to the Eyjarian elf that was giving up the points. Cheers and boos being heard in the background.

With a sigh the elf shook her head gently.

"Without further delay, here is the points given out by the Eyjarian jury and people.

1 point goes to… Mirhaime

2 points goes to… Sayyed

3 points goes to… Alksearia

4 points goes to… Volscina

5 points goes to… Tavaris

6 points goes to… Norgsveldet

7 points goes to… Dewenia

8 points goes to… Aduraszna

10 points goes to… West Borean Federation

12 points goes to… Nystatiszna!"

The elf kept her smile on her face as she clapped her hands together.

“We hope to see you all next time, this truly been an wonderful expirence everyone. I thank Korcetta for hosting this, and may the magic never die out tonight!”

Though as the screen turned dark one could hear an distant comment sounding like her saying: “I need a drink.”

After announcing the Eyjarian points, a man walks up to Żaneta Kryszak holding an envelope. The camera zooms in on the envelope to show a wax seal, green in color with gold flakes, the Silvist symbol stamped into it. Żaneta smiled as she broke the seal and pulled out the letter. The paper was adorned with prints of fir branches and pinecones.

“Here with me now,” Żaneta began, raising the letter, “are the Korćettan votes. And now, let’s see who they gave their points to…”


1 - Volscina
2 - Dewnania
3 - Axdel
4 - Aduraszna
5 - Elissia
6 - Volkheim
7 - Wealden


“And their third most points go to…”

“Tavaris, congratulations!”


“Korćetta’s second most points go to…”

“Mirhaime, congratulations to Minu!”


“Finally, the most points Korćetta has to give goes to…”

“Llygad Duw, with an artist Korćetta has ‘a voice that brings people together’”


“Thank you for listening, and now we go to-” before she finished her sentence, another man approached Żaneta and whispered into her ear.

“Well… that’s some surprising news,” she clears her throat, “It appears that Korćetta’s own Toboła is actually the long lost brother of Llygad Duw’s AJ Wicklow”

“This is very strange, especially after hearing Korćetta’s votes,” Żaneta paused for a second before continuing, “Well we can’t dwell on this for long, the votes must continue!”

MBE votes:

12pts - Mirhaime
10pts - Axdel
8pts - Dewnania
7pts - Packilvania
6pts - North Ni-Rao
5pts - Korcetta
4pts - Aivintis
3pts - Asilica
2pts - West Borean Federation
1pt - Free Pax States

Dewnania vote:

12pts - Packilvania
10pts - Axdel
8pts - Llygad Duw
7pts - Korcetta
6pts - Sayyed
5pts - Morstaybishlia
4pts - Norgsveldet
3pts - Wealden
2pts - Volkheim
1pt - Aduraszna