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TessHex
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Born

4th August

Origin

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Huddersfield, England England

Occupation

Media student
Electrical rework technician contractor
YouTuber

Speaks

United Kingdom English, Germany German,
Japan Japanese, Spain Spanish

Understands

Andorra Catalan, Netherlands Dutch,
France French, Italy Italian,
Vatican City Latin, Sweden Swedish,
Scotland Ulster Scots

YouTube channel

[1] (Yourovision channel)
[2] (Main content channel)

TVTropes page

[3]

TessHex (short for Tessellating Hexagons; also known as That Guy) is a user from the United Kingdom United Kingdom, though he considers himself to be European primarily, British secondarily, and English thirdly, owing to his heritage being a mixture of England English, Scotland Pictish, and France Huguenot.

On one of his YouTube channels, he hosts the Yourovision Song Contest, as a result of reviving it, after its original creator abandoned it mid-conception. On the other, he reviews Eurovision songs, as well as posting LPs, short vlogs, comedy sketches and other entertainment-based content. His contributions to the YouTube community have been acknowledged by TVTropes.

While he is a full-time university student, TessHex has also worked part-time for Japan Aviation Electronics. Additionally, he has written a dissertation on what makes a successful entry in the modern (2004-2013, with allusions to 2014) Eurovision Song Contest.

Contest participationsEdit

TessHex takes part, currently, in two online contests regularly: his own Yourovision Song Contest, and the Dream Song Contest, having also participated in four editions of the second series of the privately-run Almost Eurovision Contest, and a number of other contests which have since been cancelled or otherwise no longer operate.

Yourovision Song ContestEdit

As host of this contest, TessHex débuted in the first edition, originally to be held in Belgrade, until ownership of the contest changed hands, moving the event to Helsinki.

His highest place in the contest was second place, as of the fifth edition, and his highest score in the contest came in the ninth edition, in which he finished third, with 77 points. He went on to surpass this in the following edition, finishing third again, this time with 91 points.

Thereafter, his best placing in the contest came in the thirteenth edition, in which he placed first, having received 108 points, breaking the records for highest final score and most 12-point units received during the voting. He then went on to place first in the following edition, making him the first user to have won the contest multiple times in direct succession. He also won the thirty-second edition, setting another new record for highest score, as well as maintaining his one-hundred percent success-rate with songs chosen by national-final.

For the fourteenth edition, he decided to hold a national selection to decide which two countries to send. Following this, he also organised one for Antarctica ahead of the thirty-second edition. At present, he does not intend to hold any subsequent editions of this national-final format.

Tess has participated in every edition of the contest to date, and as of the twenty-eighth edition, had always qualified from semi-finals with at least one country, when semi-finals are held, and thus never having missed a final. This streak was finally broken in the twenty-ninth edition.

To date, the only shows in which he has not been represented at all are the semi-finals of the fourteenth edition, in which his two countries were pre-qualified for the final, following his victory in the previous edition, the first semi-final of the twenth-ninth edition, and the Grand Final of that same edition, where his one entry failed to qualify from the second semi-final.

# Country Artist Song English Place Points Semi Points
#1 Finland Finland Studio Killers "Friday Night Gurus" 11 50 N/A
#2 Finland Finland Katra "Tietäjä" Soothsayer 8 46 N/A
#3 Germany Germany Mia Diekow "Black Beauty" 8 48 N/A
#4 Finland Finland Studio Killers "True Colours" 15 22 N/A
Germany Germany Peter Fox "Schwarz Zu Blau" Black to blue 19 18 N/A
#5 Germany Germany Tokio Hotel "1000 Meere" 1000 oceans 2 66 N/A
#6 Germany Germany Willemijn Verkaik "Lass Jetzt Los" Let go now 7 61 N/A
#7 Bulgaria Bulgaria Grafa ft. VenZy & Mihaela Fileva "A Dano, Ama Nadali" Hopefully, but unlikely 13 38 N/A
#8 Bulgaria Bulgaria Elitsa & Stoyan "Zemya" Earth DNQ DNQ 12 43
New Zealand New Zealand Zowie "My Calculator" 11 44 7 65
#9 New Zealand New Zealand Lorde "Tennis Court" 3 77 N/A
#10 New Zealand New Zealand Ruby Frost "Moonlight" 3 91 N/A
#11 New Zealand New Zealand Brooke Fraser "Something In The Water" 2 87 N/A
#12 New Zealand New Zealand Annabel Fay "Hold On" 4 65 N/A
#13 New Zealand New Zealand Lorde "Yellow Flicker Beat" 1 108 N/A
#14 Finland Finland Jannika B "Jääkausi" Ice age 1 80 AQ AQ
New Zealand New Zealand Zowie "Smash It" 13 40 AQ AQ
#15 Finland Finland Jasmin Michaela "Kertakäyttösydän" Throwaway heart 4 61 N/A
Ireland Ireland Fall Out Boy & Imagine Dragons "Radioactive In The Dark" 7 54 N/A
#16 Finland Finland Sanni "Me Ei Olla Enää Me" We aren't us anymore 4 68 N/A
#17 Finland Finland Siru Airistola "Mustelmat" Bruises 5 66 N/A
#18 Finland Finland Studio Killers "Jenny" 6 63 6 68
Germany Germany Silbermond "Irgendwas Bleibt" Something remains DNQ DNQ 10 43
#19 Finland Finland Annika Eklund "Valonarkaa" Photosensitive 10 45 N/A
#20 Finland Finland Miriam Bryant "Dragon" 8 67 N/A
#21 Finland Finland Janna Hurmerinta "Läpinäkyvä" Transparent 8 53 N/A
#22 Hungary Hungary Gájer Bálint "That's How It Goes" 2 88 N/A
#23 Hungary Hungary Ív "Fire" 9 57 N/A
#24 Hungary Hungary Kállay Saunders Band "Who We Are" 7 67 6 75
Ireland Ireland Scarlett Rabe "Battle Cry" 6 68 3 89
#25 Hungary Hungary András Petruska "Trouble In My Mind" 7 58 N/A
#26 Hungary Hungary Gergő Oláh "Győz A Jó" The good wins 5 65 N/A
#27 Flag of Antarctica Antarctica Highasakite "Someone Who'll Get It" 12 51 N/A
#28 Flag of Antarctica Antarctica TRXD ft. Hilde "Wherever You Go" 4 74 6 77
Japan Japan Bentley Jones "Scars" 14 61 4 85
#29 Flag of Antarctica Antarctica Jared Clark "Stay As You Are" DNQ DNQ 11 51
#30 Flag of Antarctica Antarctica KYA "What I Live For" 7 89 5 71
#31 Flag of Antarctica Antarctica Dagny ft. Børns "Fool's Gold" 2 127 3 84
#32 Flag of Antarctica Antarctica The Naked And Famous "Higher" 1 150 1 98
#33 Flag of Antarctica Antarctica Casi Wyn "Lion" AQ AQ
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Annella "Bass Me Baby" AQ AQ

Summary of 12 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of to whom TessHex gave 12 points in each edition of the contest, detailing the country, entry, final points total and final position of the recipient song.

Edition Country Artist Song Place Points
#1 Greece Greece Kelly Clarkson "People Like Us" 1 96
#2 USA United States Lana Del Rey "Young And Beautiful" 1 68
#3 Denmark Denmark Emmelie De Forest "Let It Fall" 1 85
#4 Lithuania Lithuania GJan "Tattoo" 5 44
#5 United Kingdom United Kingdom Ellie Goulding "Explosions" 1 77
#6 Netherlands Netherlands Miss Montreal "Say Heaven, Say Hell" 1 97
#7 Estonia Estonia Getter Jaani "NYC Taxi" 12 42
#8 SF 1 Sweden Sweden Amaranthe "The Nexus" 1 90
#8 SF 2 Japan Japan Bentley Jones "Evolve" 4 71
#8 United Kingdom United Kingdom Florence + The Machine "No Light, No Light" 4 61
#9 San Marino San Marino Christina Perri "Human" 1 101
#10 Italy Italy Annalisa "Alice E Il Blu" 1 102
#11 United Kingdom United Kingdom Molly Smitten-Downes "Beneath The Lights" 1 89
#12 United Kingdom United Kingdom George Ezra "Blame It On Me" 14 46
#13 Japan Japan Bentley Jones "Axiomatis" 3 66
#14 SF 1 Netherlands Netherlands Caro Emerald "That Man" 4 84
#14 SF 2 Andorra Andorra TWIN TWIN "Moi Même" 7 62
#14 Netherlands Netherlands Caro Emerald "That Man" 9 49
#15 Italy Italy Dolcenera "Accendi Lo Spirito" 8 50
#16 Montenegro Montenegro MC Yankoo ft. Milica Todorović "Moje Zlato" 13 35
#17 USA United States The Offspring "Coming For You" 13 32
#18 SF 1 Ireland Ireland Alestorm "Keelhauled" 10 53
#18 SF 2 Croatia Croatia Danijela Martinović "Brodolom" 4 79
#18 Croatia Croatia Danijela Martinović "Brodolom" 4 64
#19 Flag of Antarctica Antarctica Alexandra Joner "Cinderella" 5 71
#20 Aland Islands Åland Islands Molly Pettersson Hammar "I'll Be Fine" 3 87
#21 Flag of Antarctica Antarctica Kendji Girac "Cool" 15 33
#22 Flag of Antarctica Antarctica Bentley Jones "The Rebellion" 9 58
#23 United Kingdom United Kingdom Adele "Hello" 8 61
#24 SF 1 United Kingdom United Kingdom London Grammar "Wasting My Young Years" 8 60
#24 SF 2 Norway Norway Kaizers Orchestra "Resistansen" 11 56
#24 United Kingdom United Kingdom London Grammar "Wasting My Young Years" 3 80
#25 Switzerland Switzerland Kat Graham "Power" 5 58
#26 Ireland Ireland Freezepop "Less Talk More Rokk" 13 32
#27 United Kingdom United Kingdom Holly Johnson "Ascension" 18 26
#28 SF 1 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Kristel Lisberg "September" 10 57
#28 SF 2 Netherlands Netherlands Anouk "Right On Time" 5 84
#28 Netherlands Netherlands Anouk "Right On Time" 7 70
#29 SF 1 Did not participate
#29 SF 2 Ireland Ireland Walking On Cars "Speeding Cars" 8 66
#29 Ireland Ireland Walking On Cars "Speeding Cars" 14 84
#30 SF 1 United Kingdom United Kingdom Ward Thomas "Carry You Home" 3 75
#30 SF 2 Did not participate
#30 United Kingdom United Kingdom Ward Thomas "Carry You Home" 4 101
#31 SF 1 Did not participate
#31 SF 2 Finland Finland Nightwish "Nemo" 12 43
#31 Greece Greece Sakis Rouvas "Ola" 17 55
#32 SF 1 Did not participate
#32 SF 2 United Kingdom United Kingdom Robbie Williams "Party Like A Russian" 6 62
#32 Aland Islands Åland Islands Amaranthe "Digital World" 2 106

Dream Song ContestEdit

TessHex was invited to join the first edition of the Dream Song Contest, and he chose to début with the USA.

Edition Country Artist Song Place Points Semi Points
#1 USA United States Jesse Cale "Shooting Star" 15 35 N/A
#2 USA United States Bad Lip Reading "Russian Unicorn" 20 24 N/A
#3 USA United States Bethany Mota & Mike Tompkins "Need You Right Now" 21 20 N/A
#4 USA United States Innerpartysystem "Don't Stop" DNQ DNQ 13 10
#5 USA United States G.R.L. "Lighthouse" 19 30 6 62
#6 USA United States Maroon 5 "Animals" 11 86 4 78
#7 USA United States Paul Scott "Even Better" DNQ DNQ 16 14
#8 USA United States Scarlett Rabe "Battle Cry" 21 47 3 92
#9 USA United States Kelly Clarkson "People Like Us" 9 75 2 76
#10 USA United States Halsey "Gasoline" TBD TBD TBD TBD

Other participationsEdit

Almost Eurovision ContestEdit

The Almost Eurovision Contest operates on a different scoring system from most other online song contests. In each edition, all songs are considered one at a time, and are independently given a grade on a scale of A to E, where each A is worth 5 points, down to E being worth 1 point, for how objectively good the other competitors think it is. Each song is also given a mark out of ten for how much the other competitors like it. In some editions, where applicable, there is also a PASS/FAIL system, for other competitors to state whether or not the song fits the contest's theme.

Edition Origin Artist Song Grade Score PASS/FAIL
#14 (September 2014)
"Triers"
Italy Italy Raphael Gualazzi "Senza Ritegno" 2 75 13 120 N/A N/A
#15 (October 2014)¹
"Only I"
Bulgaria Bulgaria Elitsa & Stoyan "Kismet" 11 52 16 99 15 13/5
#16 (November 2014)
"Novelty"
Did not participate
#17 (December 2014)
"Decadial"
#18 (January 2014)
"Anti-Scandi"
Belarus Belarus Satsura "Get Out Of My Way" 27 55 26 99 N/A N/A
#19 (February 2014) 
"Fake"
Armenia Armenia Sofi Mkheyan "Luys Khavarum" ??? ??? 19 119 1 22 22³
#20 (March 2014) -
#26 (January 2015)
Did not participate
#27 (July 2015)
"Better"
Italy Italy Nek "Fatti Avanti Amore" N/A 7 99 TBA⁴
#28 (August 2015) -
Present
Did not participate

¹In edition #15, the scoring system is inverted; higher scores result in worse placings overall, and vice versa, and the PASS/FAIL system is replaced with a LOVE/HATE system.

²In edition #15, TessHex was credited as the "most loving" participant, having awarded LOVE to 21 of the 22 songs other than his own. Additionally, an alternative grading system placed TessHex fourth, as he received 3 Es, 3 Ds, 5 Cs and 7 Bs, but no As.

³In edition #19, PASS/FAIL was divided into two categories: whether or not the song sounded like a Eurovision entry, and whether or not it sounded like an entry for the nominated country and year. The maximum possible score in both categories was 22. Additionally, the full results of #19 were never released.

⁴In edition #27, instead of PASS/FAIL, each song was rated as either BETTER or WORSE than what the country in question sent to the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

Power To The SongEdit

TessHex was invited to join the first edition of Power To The Song, resulting in his début with the United Kingdom.
His best placing in the contest to date was a joint-7th/8th finish in the first edition.
The contest seemed to have been cancelled some time between the second and third editions.

Edition Country Artist Song Place Points
#1 United Kingdom United Kingdom Bentley Jones "What Now...?" 8 16
#2 United Kingdom United Kingdom Ellie Goulding "Under Control" 10 42
#3 United Kingdom United Kingdom Shane Filan "Knee-Deep In My Heart" N/A N/A

Viva Musical Song ContestEdit

TessHex's first participation was in the inaugural edition of the contest, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, debuting with Turkey.
His best place in the contest came in the third edition, in which he finished eleventh overall.
The contest seemed to be cancelled during the seventh edition, in which it was revealed that he had qualified to the final, but his exact point-total was never made public.

Edition Country Artist Song Place Points Semi Points
#1 Turkey Turkey maNga "Fazla Aşkı Olan Var Mı?" 12 16 N/A
#2 Japan Japan Bentley Jones "Evolve" 12 38 N/A
#3 Norway Norway Margaret Berger "Scream" 11 52 N/A
#4 Finland Finland Studio Killers "Grande Finale" DNQ DNQ 17 15
Germany Germany Mia Diekow "Herz" DNQ DNQ 16 16
#5 Japan Japan Bentley Jones "Nothing. Everything." 18 22 N/A
#6 South Korea South Korea Henry Lau "Trap" 20 42 10 44
#7 Russia Russia Kamaliya "I'm Alive" N/A N/A N/A N/A

Worldvision Melody ContestEdit

TessHex's first participation in the Worldvision Melody Contest was in the fifth edition, in Budapest, Hungary, debuting with Japan.
In this contest, the top nine in each semi-final qualify for the final, with tenth place proceeding to a wildcard battle. As such, his first qualification would have come in the eighth edition, which did not have semi-finals. By default, this would have been his best placing in the contest so far. However, the contest seemed to be cancelled between during the eight edition.

Edition Country Artist Song Place Points Semi Points
#1 - #4 Did not participate
#5 Japan Japan Lee Brotherton "Dreams Of An Absolution" DNQ DNQ 11 24
#6 Croatia Croatia Lines And Colours "Love On Repeat" DNQ DNQ 11 47
#7 Iceland Iceland Sin Fang "Look At The Light" DNQ DNQ 13 33
#8 Malaysia Malaysia K-Town Clan "Party Animal" N/A N/A N/A
#9 Russia Russia Gradusy "Golaya" N/A N/A N/A

YouTube projectsEdit

Below is a summary of all of TessHex's projects on YouTube to date, discounting the Yourovision Song Contest, ordered chronologically. Ongoing series are highlighted in green.

Project Title Type Started Finished Episodes
#1 Eurovision 2014, Round 1 Review 21/12/2013 19/03/2014 37
#2 Touch Detective LP 10/02/2014 03/03/2014 13
#3 VEDA 2014 Vlog 01/04/2014 30/04/2014 30
#4 Eurovision 2014, Round 2 Review 06/05/2014 11/05/2014 6
#5 Spyro Adventure LP 12/05/2014 14/06/2014 20
#6 Ib LP 02/07/2014 23/07/2014 7
#7 Klonoa: Empire of Dreams Versus LP 04/07/2014 15/08/2014 12
#8 Bomberman Tournament LP 18/08/2014 10/10/2014 16
#9A The Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap Versus LP 20/08/2014 13/12/2014 34
#9B The Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap LP 21/01/2015 11/03/2015 8
#10 Eurovision 2014, Round 3 Review 02/09/2014 16/06/2014 7
#11 Ristar LP 13/10/2014 09/11/2014 8
#12 Eurovision 2015 Review 13/11/2014 25/05/2015 49
#13A Choice Of The Dragon Filler LP 14/11/2014 28/11/2014 5
#13B Tess Does Some Minecraft Things Filler LP 05/12/2014 12/12/2014 3
#14 Anodyne LP 12/01/2015 13/03/2015 18
#15 Sonic 3D Versus LP 17/01/2015 07/03/2015 8
#16 Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament Versus LP 15/03/2015 13/05/2015 16½
#17 Touch Detective 2½ LP 16/03/2015 26/06/2015 26½
#18 Eurovision Debates Miscellaneous 17/03/2015 06/10/2015 28
#19 VEDA 2015 Vlog 01/04/2015 30/04/2015 30
#20 Eversion LP 27/05/2015 24/06/2015 9
#21 HuniePop LP 29/06/2015 06/11/2015 39
#22 Jazzpunk LP 01/07/2015 29/07/2015 9
#23 Klonoa: Door To Phantomile LP 05/08/2015 12/09/2015 12
#24 Undertale (Blind) LP 16/09/2015 25/12/2015 29
#25 Wario Land 4 LP 09/11/2015 14/12/2015 11
#26 Eurovision 2016 Review 28/12/2015 15/05/2016 58
#27 Ocarina Of Time: Master Quest LP 20/01/2016 10/07/2016 48
#28 Another Code: R LP 22/01/2016 06/05/2016 31
#29 VEDA 2016 Vlog 31/03/2016 30/04/2016 31
#30 Spyro The Dragon LP 20/05/2016 08/07/2016 15
#31 Junior Eurovision 2016 Review 02/06/2016 20/11/2016 4
#32 Mario Bros. Galaxy Versus LP 18/07/2016 Hiatus Hiatus
#33 HunieCam Studio Versus LP 20/07/2016 03/09/2016 14¹
#34 Oxenfree LP 29/08/2016 10/10/2016 12
#35 Merciless Undertale LP 02/10/2016 31/10/2016 11
#36 Even The Ocean LP 16/11/2016 12/02/2017 26
#37 Cursed Mountain LP 18/11/2016 27/01/2017 21
#38 Eurovision 2017 Review 24/12/2016 14/05/2017 57
#39 Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil LP 30/01/2017 10/04/2017 17
#40 Portal 2 Co-Op LP 22/02/2017 30/04/2017 16
#41 Knuckles' Chaotix Versus LP 14/04/2017 05/05/2017 8
#A TessHextras Miscellaneous N/A
#B Tumblr Snacks Miscellaneous N/A
#C TessHex Versus Literature Review N/A
#D With MamaHex Miscellaneous N/A
#E TessHex Streams Miscellaneous N/A

¹Also includes an introductory video.

Eurovision ParodiesEdit

TessHex, alongside europezgal08, has parodied several Eurovision songs, as part of his "TessHextras" series.

Year Country Original Entry Parody Title Published
2014 Sweden Sweden Sanna Nielsen
"Undo"
"Just Another Swedish Song" 04/05/2014
2013 Germany Germany Cascada
"Glorious"
"Plagiarists!" 05/05/2014
2014 Poland Poland Donatan & Cleo
"My, Słowianie (We Are Slavic)"
"British Girls (My, Brytyjskie)" 08/08/2014

Other musicEdit

Apart from these parodies, he has been involved in the following songs.

Year Artist Song Role
2014 Bentley Jones "Axiomatis" Backing vocalist¹
2014 Yukiola5 "Poké-Rhymes" Featured artist, lyricist

¹Credited as a member of the TRUTHST4lk3rz.

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