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Thank you so much for all the points last edition! xbow

Here's the entry for WV 122, our 120th to boot! From the musical Chess (by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice) comes this iconic piece. This is a true classic, and some have tried since then to replicate it (and not quite lived up to it), but Tommy Körberg is the original and for whom the song was intended:

"Anthem" - Tommy Körberg

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Unfortunately the last entry flopped, but here's to hoping the next one does better!

The entry for WV 124 has already been selected. A song I've been meaning to send for quite a while, but have been waiting for a Kai-hosting (which I knew would come sooner or later). So here we are! xheat
 

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Here's the entry for WV 124:

"Fanfar" - Staffan Hellstrand

FANFAR
Det här är en sång, en blomma
Det här är en hälsning till de fromma
De som inte jagar guldet och äran
De som ser lyckan i det de har nära
De som kan leva en dag i sänder
Utan oljade tungor och blodiga händer
De som inte alltid letar efter spänningen i natten
De som kan leva på bara luft och vatten
Det här är en fanfar för de som verkligen har nånting kvar

Det här är en sång, en blomma
Till de som inte är så tomma
De som aldrig patrullerar Gamla Stan
Eller snortar i sig drömmar runt Karlaplan
De som inte alltid sneglar över de som har mera
De som sätter barn till världen och får de att fungera
De som inte vill vara en av ringarna på vattnet
Som kan leva under ytan och tycka det är vackert
Det här är en fanfar för de som verkligen har nånting kvar

Det här är en sång, en blomma
Det här är en hälsning till de fromma
De som kan bygga och bygga och bygga
Och resa sig med solen och känna sig trygga
Som inte schackrar och dealar i en blåfrusen ström
Där varje handslag är ett vapen och varje andetag en lögn
Som inte vill vara en av ringarna på vattnet
Som kan leva under ytan och tycka det är vackert
Det här är en fanfar för de som verkligen har nånting kvar

Det här är en fanfar för de som verkligen har nånting kvar
Det här är en fanfar för de som verkligen har nånting kvar
FANFARE
This is a song, a flower
This is a greeting to the earnest
Those who don't chase after gold and glory
Those who see happiness in the things they hold dear
Those who can live one day at a time
Without silver tongues and bloody hands
Those who don't always search for the thrill in the night
Those who can live on merely air and water
This is a fanfare for those who truly have something left

This is a song, a flower
To those who are not so aimless
Those who never patrol through Gamla Stan
Or snort their dreams away at Karlaplan
Those who don't always look at those who have more
Those who birth and raise children and have them turn out decent
Those who don't want to be one of the ripples on the water
Who can live beneath the surface and still find it beautiful
This is a fanfare for those who truly have something left

This is a song, a flower
This is a greeting to the earnest
Those who can build and build and build
And rise with the sun and feel secure enough
Who don't peddle and deal in a blue frozen stream
Where every handshake is a weapon and every breath a lie
Who don't want to be one of the ripples on the water
Who can live beneath the surface and still find it beautiful
This is a fanfare for those who truly have something left

This is a fanfare for those who truly have something left
This is a fanfare for those who truly have something left

xlove
 

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Hot totally-not-planned-impromptu '80s Cheesy Power Ballad Duet NF! xheat

I knew I wanted to send one of Tommy Nilsson's duets, but I simply couldn't decide which to go with first as I love them both equally. So I thought I'd let you guys decide! And don't worry, the non-winning song will definitely be sent in the future.

(If you don't like either of the songs, I ask you to please refrain from voting).



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DDL 8th of June at 12:00 CET
Will accept late votes a couple of hours past the deadline

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Hope you enjoy! :D xheat
 

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This NF is a mouse trap. The cheese is real and it's glorious.
 

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That hair! If the songs are as 80s as Tommy's locks, I'll be in heaven xheat
 

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That's it! No further voters since the previous post. The winner has been declared and the entry has been sent. :)

Thank you so much to everyone who voted, and also to those who gave feedback as well. xheart

Fun fact: There were only two points difference. Out of the 14 voters, only 6 voters preferred the winning song. :eek:
 

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Ugh so sorry Anna, totally forgot to come back and vote on these. I'll be honest though, I liked both songs fairly equally, so not sure I would've even broken the 2 point deadlock xshrug

Best of luck ;)
 

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Woah, Aigars' voting literally turned the whole ranking upside down. Such an impact
He told me he simply couldn't choose but still wanted to support the NF, and it was allowed to give the same points to both. Though, naturally it was good that most people didn't do that or else there would have been no winner. :lol:
 

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More people preferred the Swedish song it seems. Point differential is just greater the other way around. Anti-Melfest backlash is to be blamed along with lack of taste and South Sudan.
 
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