We are back in business! Welcome to the 9th edition of PJXtra, hosted by yours truly yet again. As usual, let's remember the winning song of the last edition. It's good to see you all again, and I hope to see you taking part here. You are definitely welcomed here! First things first, the rules, shall we? Your entry: Spoiler is sung in any language other than that of the winning song from the most recent PJXtra contest and features less than 20% approximately of English lyrics. hasn’t charted in the top 3 anywhere in the world and isn’t a Eurovision Song Contest entry (non-qualifying national final songs are eligible). is performed by an artist with 30 pages or less of dedicated discussion on the Popjustice forum & didn’t participate in the most recent PJXtra competition. hasn’t previously been entered into either PJSC, PJ00s or PJXtra. if it is a cover version, is subject to certain criteria including if the song being covered is already famous/successful. The winning language of the past edition is not allowed this round, which means Paiwan is banned. Also, ABAO can’t be sent for the next five editions, so her songs in other languages aren’t eligible either. Sorry! Remember that this also applies to some of the previous winners, so be sure to check the list before submitting. Each round, once the list of successful songs is published, you listen to them all, choose your favourite ten and allocate points as follows: 12 points : your favourite song of the contest 10 points : 2nd place 8 points: 3rd place 7 points 6 points 5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point Please keep your ballots secret, sharing them only with the host(/s) who will reveal the results once voting closes. You are unable to vote for your entry and any non-voters have their final total halved! Side theme: Inspired by ABAO's work, I would like to make the side theme an opportunity to promote appreciate music from native/indigenous people and ethnic minorities. If you have any song to share that fits the criteria, don't be afraid to promote it on the topic as well. I hope this is a way that their work of preserving the world's history is acknowledged somehow. Just in case: this is unrelated to the main round. You can submit a song in (almost) any language you want as long as it is within the rules. Submission: Send your entry to me in a new conversation, including: Artist - Song: Language: Year: Link: (Youtube being the most recommended; Spotify would be appreciated if available) After that, they will go to the veto panel, which will judge if your entry is eligible or not. In any case, you will be contacted as soon as a decision is reached, whichever the outcome is. When the voting period starts, send me your votes (as stated in the rules above) before the deadline. You can start a new conversation or reply in the old one. It's up to you. Dates: SUBMIT UNTIL MAY 11TH VOTE UNTIL JUNE 5TH (23h59 in the last timezone) REVEALS: Most likely on June 6th Just to keep in mind that my city is three hours behind GMT, so here is a clock for reference. If you have any questions, do not be afraid to ask!