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ABOUT US Dear readers, We are very sorry for causing so much trouble in Issue 01. As we said before, the reason why we make this magazine is for sharing the information about the current edition of WV and its entries. We hope that this second edition, readers can find something new and inspirative. Enjoy this magazine while you wait for the results of WorldVision. Regards, WV Magazine Team
CONTENTS HOST CITY
Welcome to the Liverpool City !
Who Are Going To Fight In The Final ?
Who Will Win ?
MEET THE JURORS
The Rehearsal !
Tinchey and Narmina
The Underrated Formula
WELCOME TO THE LIVERPOOL CITY written by nekoisneko editor : Steffan
“Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart and you'll never walk alone, you'll never walk alone“
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. Metropolitan borough is a type of local government district in England, and is a subdivision of a metropolitan county. In other words metropolitan borough is same as metropolitan districts. However this status is granted or regranted to royal charters to give them borough status. This city was granted borough status in 1207.
ho doesn't know this anthem of Liverpool F.C ?! This famous anthem originally sung by Gary & The Pacemakers in 1963 with the title “You'll Never Walk Alone” has been used as Liverpool F.C anthem until now. Why are we talking about a football club instead of music ? That's because WV 17 is held in Liverpool City ! After United Kingdom won WV 16 in Houston with 2xx points, we are moving to Liverpool City for WV 17. Let's find out some facts about the host city.
Coat of Arms HISTORY Liverpool was founded in 1207 by King John and granted borough status. Unfortunately, up until 16th century, total population was only 500. In the 17th century there was slow progress in trade and population growth. Battles for the town were waged during the English Civil War, including an eighteen-day siege in 1644. In 1699 Liverpool was made a parish by Act of Parliament, that same year its first slave ship, Liverpool Merchant, set sail for Africa. As trade from the West Indies surpassed that of Ireland and Europe, and as the River Dee silted up, Liverpool began to grow. The first commercial wet dock was built in Liverpool in 1715. Substantial profits from the slave trade helped the town prosper and rapidly grow, although several prominent local men, including William Rathbone, William Roscoe and Edward Rushton, were at the forefront of the abolitionist movement.
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In the early 19th century Liverpool played a major role in the Antarctic sealing industry, in recognition of which Liverpool Beach in the South Shetland Islands is named after the city. At the start of the 19th century, 40% of the world's trade was passing through Liverpool and the construction of major buildings reflected this wealth. In 1830, Liverpool and Manchester became the first cities to have an intercity rail link, through the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The population continued to rise rapidly, especially during the 1840s when Irish migrants began arriving by the hundreds of thousands as a result of the Great Famine.
If you're a Beatlemaniac , there are plenty of places that you should visit ! First stop has to be The Beatles Story in Albert Dock, a fantastic museum-cumvisitor attraction full of Beatles paraphernalia that is dedicated to The Fab Four. The Beatles Story follows John, Paul, George and Ringo from their early beginnings to global Beatlemania and
beyond. There is so much to see here so allow yourself to spend several hours at this place. Anyone coming to Liverpool for The Beatles should stop off at The Cavern Club on Mathew Street in the city centre. The Cavern was where The Beatles first started out, and although the original Club hasn't survived, the current Cavern occupies about three-quarters of the original space and houses the original brickwork (the reconstructed archway) to take you back to the Mersey Beat era. Mathew Street also has plenty of other references in honour of The Beatles, from a John Lennon statue to the Cavern Pub and even the themed four star luxury hotel, The Hard Day's Night, just round the corner. The Venue : Anfield Stadium We're not going to play a soccer game in this stadium (but maybe we could meet with Liverpool F.C). This stadium has been chosen as WV 17 venue, which has capacity of 45,525 seats. The stadium has four stands : the Spion Kop, Main Stand, Centenary Stand, and Anfield Road. This legendary stadium will be the witness of the greatest song contest in the world, WorldVision.
The Beatles Liverpool is internationally known for music and is recognised by Guinness World Records as the World Capital City of Pop. Musicians from the city have produced 56 number one singles, more than any other city in the world. One of the most world well known bands was born in this city; It's The Beatles! Yes, this band was formed in this city and was playing from one cluab to the other in Liverpool. No wonder, many tourists and The Beatles fans would come to this city.
Other Places Nowadays, Liverpool has become a cosmopolitan city. You'll find everything in this city. There are eight distinctive yet complementary Quarters in Liverpool. Here is the review of each Quarter : 1. Liverpool Waterfront Liverpool's Waterfront is one of the most iconic and recognisable waterfronts in the world. Today, it's a great place to visit with a whole lot of things to do in a breath taking and iconic setting.Where else could you marvel at truly magnificent mercantile architecture like the famous Liver Building; enjoy world-class contemporary art at Tate Liverpool; explore the Albert Dock and become interactive at the recently opened Museum of Liverpool - all within a stone's throw of one another. 2. Cavern Quarter As you may expect, this Quarter encircles Mathew Street, home of The Cavern Club â€“ the most famous club in the world. This vibrant area is a focal point in The Beatles' history and is also home to the music Wall of Fame, Cavern Pub, Hard Days Night Hotel, Cavern Walks designer shopping centre and a whole host of other shops, bars and restaurants.
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3. Hope Street Quarter This beautiful Georgian district stretches from Liverpool Cathedral, along the aptly named Hope Street, to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. It is home to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Unity Theatre, Everyman Theatre plus many of the city's best eateries including The side Door, 60 Hope Street and the acclaimed London Carriage Works.
4. St George's Quarter Housing the magnificent St. George's Hall, one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture, together with World Museum Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery and Liverpool's Central Library, a visit to this Quarter is a must for all culture vultures! It's ideally located opposite Lime Street Rail Station and only a few minutes' walk from the city centre shopping districts. 5. RopeWalks Described as the bohemian heart of Liverpool, the RopeWalks is bursting with art, music and culture. The large 19th Century warehouse buildings, previously used for rope making, now house busting coffee shops, boutique shops, chic hotels and cultural institutions such as FACT and St Lukes, known locally as 'the bombed out church' â€“ one of the most unique event spaces in the country.
7. Liverpool ONE/Shopping District Liverpool is now one of the UK's top retail destinations. There's Liverpool ONE which boats over 160 high street shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, plus the City Central district with designer labels in Metquarter and Cavern Walks, 2 department stores and over 500 shops, cafes and restaurants.
8. Baltic Triangle The Baltic Triangle is home to many of the city's creative industries, plus hip live music venues and unique bars and restaurants. Close to Liverpool Waterfront and the Albert Dock, this historical area now houses some of the trendiest venues in the city including the uber-popular Camp and Furnace. Sources : Wikipedia.com Visitliverpool.com
6. China Town Close to Liverpool's RopeWalks and Hope Street Quarter, you certainly know when you've arrived in China Town. This is home to the oldest Western Chinese community, complete with the largest Chinese arch outside of China. Today is offers a superb selection of Chinese and pan-Asian restaurants, Chinese supermarkets, the Black-E contemporary arts centre and much more.
WHO ARE GOING TO FIGHT IN FINAL ? written by nekoisneko editor : Steffan After winning with a great song by Queen, United Kingdom was finally crowned as the King of WorldVision. The legendary “Show Must Go On” has proven to us that we don't need a Latin song or recent worlwide hits to win this competition. The host city for WV 18 is Liverpool, the place where the legendary “The Beatles” were born. There are 65 countries and/or regions that will compete in this edition. Let's find out how fine eac h of the semis is.
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Semi 1 – The Longest Snoozfest Ever ! This semi is opened by Russia with Dina Garipova and a ballad song. It's a nice start when you get something listenable for your ear. After that we have Gotaland with Roxette and Southern USA with the winner of American Idol, Phillips Phillips. A quite interesting semi is turned to be WV 17 Main Banner, Created by Sahistul quite boring and became a snoozfest, especially after typical uptempo-balladsong from Ace of Base. This is the best with-climax-near-the-end songs playing semi for me. At least I discovered many from more than half participants in this interesting songs such as Ulster, Asturias, semi. But this genre is the most favourite Seoul, and Equatorial Guinea entries. in WV, so I wouldn't be surprised if many These discoveries could be a new wind of these songs qualify to the final. for WV, but on the other hand, they could be underrated because they don't fit the Semi 2 – Diverse Genres taste of an average WV participant After the snoozfest in Semi 1, Semi 2 has more diverse genres and is more interesting. The semi starts with Peru and it's beautiful instrumental song. After that we have Sweden and unpopular
Semi 3 – The Dancey Semi I think Semi 3 is the most interesting for me. The semi starts with an instrumental from Switzerland and somehow I feel familiar with this song. Maybe I heard this song in some random tv show or in some festival as a background song. After that we have Harjuumaa with a beautiful instrumental song. But in this semi we will find some nice dancey tracks from
Moldova, Greece, and Japan. Overall, this edition is one of the best edition. Why I said that ? because there are no sure qualifier. Everybody has the same chance in this edition. Even I don’t see obvious winner in this edition, which means that everybody who qualify to the final could win this competition So here are the finalist for this edition :
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Sweden Southern USA Denmark Serbia Switzerland United Kingdom Australia Greece Western USA Moldova Ulster Faroe Holland Asturias
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Canada France Italy London Attica USA Uusimaa Iceland Spain Mexico Dalmatia Cyprus Poland Portugal
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Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
B. Medley & J. Warne - (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
Of Monster And Men - King And Lionheart
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Bond - Explosive
Duffy - Rain On Your Parade
Moda - Tappeto Di Fragole
Amandine Bourgeois - L’Homme De La Situation
Soraya Arnelas - Mi Mundo Sin Ti
Nigma - Pame Kalok Airi
Phillip Phillips - Gone Gone Gone
Robert Mile - Children
Ace Of Base - Unspeakable
Dan Balan ft. Tany Vander & Brasco - Lendo Calendo
BETTING ODDS ENTRY
Anna Faroe - Letâ€™s Go Away
Tegan And Sara - Closer
Minor Project - In Colors
Dulce Maria - Ingenua
Brass Wires Orchestra - Tears Of Liberty
Kristina Renee - Faster
Leena Ihmemaassa - Huimaat Mua
Sylwia Grzeszczak - Pozyczony
Ivi Adamou - Kati Gia Na Piasto
Dusan Svilar - Kao Tebe
Kim Lian -Garden Of Love
Neda Parmac - Nasa Stvar
Pocket Billiards - Belfast Town
Skama La Rede - La Rescaya Ya Vendra
MEET THE JURORS
TINCHEY AND NARMINA From Croatia to Azerbaijan interview by EmperorG WV has many members from around the world. This time, WV magazine team has opportunity to interview two members, Tinchey and Narmina. Tinchey Tell me about yourself. (music taste, character, hobbies) Hmmm so, my real name is Luka for all those who didn't know, but over here I'm known as Luki. People usually call me by my last name or by another name - Leo. I'm 19 years old soon to be 20 and I'm student of swedish language and literature and history of art. My music taste has been changing since I've made my first contact with music. When I was a kid I liked dalmatian music so that's the very begining. I've had Britney phase in my early childhood when I forced my dad to get me her albums. Then there was ghetto rap/hip-hop phase which could still be going on. After that I had a phase that was extremely rnb related with bits of electropop. And now... hmm I can't really say, I like almost everything like chalga, kpop, ska, electropop, gay pop, drag pop, hip hop, indie, folk pop, rock... I'm into all of it basically. As a person I'm actually caring and nice, opposed to what most of forum people might think, it's just that I'm brutally honest and I like criticizing everyone, and sometimes I can go way too far. I'm lazy, funny (I guess), spontaneous, animal lover, helping... And I have a huge weakness for underdogs, outcasts and bullied people, because I had been bullied myself all my childhood. But I managed to make the best of it and I kinda grew up and became the person I wanted to be so I'm quite satisfied with myself. As for hobbies, apart from being ESC fan, I haven't had any hobby recently. I used take a lot of acting classes, I used to swim and I also did fencing (which is harder than it seems). So I guess that's it.
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What are your strengths? Probably the fact that I can take any criticism without being hurt, because most of the time I don't really care about others opinion that is concerning me in a negative way. What are your weaknesses? Apart from the above mentioned weakness in short bio, I'd say my lazyness is my biggest weakness, sometimes I just pile all of my duties and I leave it all for the next day, week, month. Don't do that because you might be expecting a lot of stress while doing all that you could've done a long time ago.
Who is your favorite singer or band? If someone asked me this like 5 years ago I'd say Chris Brown or Rihanna. :'D I still like them very much but not as I used to, now it's probably Robyn who happened to be my NSC debut artist. Her music inspires me and I can relate to it easily as I feel like a broken hearted girl most of the time. Give me an example of a time that you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty at work. To be honest, I'm not sure. Hmmm I could give example of my previous contest hostings, because I usually put my heart into it. Maybe I'm the only guy that has felt proud about that. :'D Why did you decide to join WV or ESCUnited? My reasons for WV were of rebellious nature, but eventually it grew into a guilty pleasure I can't get away from. ESCUnited I joined without any intention, maybe it's because I joined Croatian forum few months before and I like it so I was going for something that would involve members of other nationalities. First few months I wasn't active at all but later Strajker and Cooler talked me into joining NSC so that's how I became an active member of this forum. What's the most difficult decision you've made in the last two years and how did you come to that decision? Probably the day when I decided to quit from my Geography college plans, it turned to be a good decision because I like what I study now. Maybe I could try geography after graduating. Describe how you would handle a situation if you were required to finish multiple tasks by the end of the day, and there was no conceivable way that you could finish them. Hmm, I'm not good in such situations so I'd probably ask for deadline to be extended if there is one, but eventually I'd finish it somehow. hahahaha
Tell me about your proudest achievement. I can't name one, there are too many achievements I'm proud of. Those are related with my education of course. Do you have any questions for me? No. hihi Thanks for having me in your interview section!
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What kind of personality do you work best with and why? I can literally work with anyone as long as the person I'm with is someone I can trust.
Narmina Tell me about yourself. (music taste, character, hobbies) My name is Narmina, I was born in 1989 in Baku. Since childhood I had a huge interest to books and different musical TV shows. I've started my primary education in 1996 and finished school in 2007. I've graduated Azerbaijan State Oil Academy in 2011. My music taste is not strictly defined by myself. I enjoy very different genres - from pop music to rock. The main thing in my music choice - is a fitness with my soul condition. If the song touches my heart it means that I will love it for a long time What are your strengths? My strength is my character. I always try not to judge people by different unimportant moments, try to understand what does this person feels and why is he acting like this. I first rely on my intelligence and only then on my feelings What are your weaknesses? I am a hot-tempered person Who is your favorite singer or band? I don't have any favorite singers. I respect any good musician and his attempt to conquer a public's heart. I just understand that every singer or bad can produce a very good and quality stuff and at the same time he can fail with other. Give me an example of a time that you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty at work. Hard to answer to be honest Why did you decide to join WV or ESCUnited? I fond of ESC for years, so I found it a great experience to get in touch with other guys like me, to share with them my taste, my though and spend a good time in a good online company What's the most difficult decision you've made in the last two years and how did you come to that decision? I had a dilemma about work choosing, but finally I made my decision
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Describe how you would handle a situation if you were required to finish multiple tasks by the end of the day, and there was no conceivable way that you could finish them. Actually I had the common situation at work. I spend many time doing my job carefully, then I arranged my co-workers not to waste their time and do anything to finish collective work we had to do. Of course after some portion of stress and small conflicts we came to a clue, allocated the tasks and finished everything successfully. What kind of personality do you work best with and why? I love open-minded, industrious and joyful people
Tell me about your proudest achievement. I can't judge by myself. It's not modest Do you have any questions for me? Can you say that your sister (Fotiana) is a good friend of you and an additional for Narmina: why did you take a break from WV? I am planning a trip during the next edition of WV, so I won't have time to listen to all songs and vote for them. That's why I decided to take a break Thanks for your questions!
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