It's that time again! Ready to pit all your obscure noughties faves against each other? Spoiler: What are the rules again? must have been first released between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2009 no UK top 20 hits no US top 20 hits no tracks from a US or UK top 10 album no covers or prominent samples of famous songs no relatively famous/chart-successful cover versions of your desired entry (if it's the original version) recorded by a different act no songs (or covers of songs) that have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest (semi-finals or finals) relatively unknown/underrated on Popjustice - so as a general benchmark, nothing from an artist with more than 10 pages of discussion on PJ (across all their artist threads) no entry that has been previously entered in a previous round of PJ00s (list of past entries here), PJSC (see the wiki), or PJOPS (list of entries here; the '00s crossover round list can be found here). Additionally, no entry that has been previously vetoed in PJ00s (in general, these acts will most likely be vetoed again, unless the reason for the veto was that the song was previously entered in a different song contest). A list of previously vetoed entries is here. Songs that fail these criteria should be vetoed by the round host. Songs that pass these criteria should be PMed to the veto panel for their decisions, with at least a 2/3 majority vote required for a song to be be included in the contest. Repeat artists guideline: - the same act (in any form - solo, group, featured, etc.) cannot be entered for FOUR rounds since their last appearance (i.e., a non-winning round 8 act can be reentered no sooner than round 13, and in round 9, non-winning acts from rounds 1-4 are generally eligible again) - for the winner of each round, that artist cannot be entered again (in any form - solo, group, featured) for the subsequent NINE rounds - if the same artist wins TWO rounds of PJ00s in any form (solo artist, group, feature, etc.), that artist is no longer eligible for future PJ00s rounds Voting rules: You can award points to 10 entries per round. Award points ranging from 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 (with 12 points going to your favorite entry). Only people who submitted a participating song can vote. Entrants cannot vote for their own submission. All entrants who fail to vote by the host's deadline will have their final scores be cut in half. But what's the twist? Well, since the winner of round 44 was called Antilles, it's time for a round pitting the countries of the world against each other... and with Eurovision around the corner, what better time for it? For our side theme, I will be asking you all to pick a country or territory (real or fictional) to represent you in the competition. Your song will be competing on behalf of that country or territory, so choose wisely! Submissions are now open, and will close at 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, April 25. Remember to send your entry to me via a message. Unlike PJSC, there's no voting form! Once the list of songs is up, voting will run until 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, May 16.