Welcome to the inaugural edition of the PJ Forum Eurovizh Alt-Song Contest. Too long have we had to watch as our favourite songs fall at national selections without getting their moments to flop shine. NO MORE! In this alternate dimension version of the world's most popular annual song contest, we'll be pitting the songs that didn't make it to Lisbon against each other. There's just one rule: countries taking part will have had some sort of competition with multiple songs and acts that the public have had some say in the result of. No internal selections here. The hosts for the 2018 Eurovizh Alt-Song Contest are: The countries eligible for the 2018 Eurovizh Alt-Song Contest are: Spoiler Albania Armenia Belarus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Lithuania Malta Moldova Montenegro Norway Poland Portugal Romania San Marino Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Ukraine United Kingdom *Israel are not eligible, due to the fact the candidate was chosen by the public but not the song. *Finland are also not eligible, despite there being three songs to choose from it was Saara Aalto whether we liked it or not. If anybody particular campaigns for Domino or Queens to be included, then I could be persuaded I guess. PHASE 1: The first phase of the contest is the selection process. I need a gaggle of gays to help serve as the international jury to pick out the songs we'll be scoring for each country in the final of the contest. A lot of us have been punishing ourselves with national selections every weekend anyway so this shouldn't be too hard. If you'd like to serve on the international jury please send me a PM or post in the thread. Please note: I won't expect you to vote in EVERY country's national selection, so if for instance you've only listened to the songs for France and United Kingdom, then you're only obliged to vote for those. Once the final song selections have happened for the real contest, I'll open a Google poll for the jury to vote. Once the votes from the jury are tallied, the participating acts for each country will be revealed. PHASE 2: The second phase is the voting process. In time-honoured Eurovision tradition each person will submit a ballot that looks something like: 12 Points: Your favourite song in the contest 10 Points: Your second favourite 8 Points: and so on... 7 Points: 6 Points: 5 Points: 4 Points: 3 Points: 2 Points: 1 Point: I don't know why I'm explaining how scoring works to Eurohunties? This phase will be open to anybody who wants to take part! As there are that much fewer entries than the real contest, I don't see the need for semi-finals or any of that jazz.