Xobrania in Zendari Song Contest

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Xobrania
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Member station Xobranian Public Broadcaster (XPB)
National selection events Starbrania Xel Aviv (#8)
Appearances
Appearances 7 (6 finals)
First appearance #2
Best result 4th: #4
Worst result 14th SF: #7


Xobrania participated in the Zendari Song Contest for the first time in Zendari Song Contest 2. The Xobranian Public Broadcaster announced their intention to take part on December 27th 2017. On January 5th 2018, the broadcaster introduced Chelsea Jade as the first ever Xobranian entrant, with the song "Life of the Party".

History[edit | edit source]

Zendari Song Contest 1[edit | edit source]

Although not being on the lineup of participating nations in the first edition, Xobrania broadcasted both semi-finals as well as the grand final and was granted to vote as a special juror in the grand final.

Zendari Song Contest 2[edit | edit source]

Xobrania has confirmed to debut in the second edition. On January 5th 2018, Chelsea Jade was chosen as Xobrania's first entrant in the Zendari Song Contest, as she was internally selected by the Xobranian Public Broadcaster with the song "Life of the Party". On February 6th 2018, the country eventually finished 17th out of 27 participants in the grand final, with 77 points.

Zendari Song Contest 3[edit | edit source]

The Xobranian Public Broadcaster has confirmed on February 7th 2018 that the Xobranian entry will still be selected via an internal selection. On February 10th 2018, it was revealed that Transviolet would represent the country with the song "Pretty Head". On March 8th 2018, the country eventually finished 20th out of 27 participants in the grand final, with 75 points.

Zendari Song Contest 4[edit | edit source]

The Xobranian Public Broadcaster has confirmed on March 9th 2018 that the Xobranian entry will still be selected via an internal selection. On March 11th 2018, it was revealed that Alison Wonderland would represent the country with the song "Church". On April 8th 2018, the country eventually finished 4th out of 27 participants in the grand final, with 131 points.

Zendari Song Contest 5[edit | edit source]

After their 4th place success in Zendari Song Contest 4, Xobrania was given an automatic qualifier spot and consequently didn't have to compete in semi-finals. The Xobranian Public Broadcaster has confirmed on April 9th 2018 that the Xobranian entry will still be selected via an internal selection. On April 12th 2018, it was revealed that Mayka would represent the country with the song "Rich". On May 17th 2018, the country eventually finished 18th out of 27 participants in the grand final, with 71 points.

Zendari Song Contest 6[edit | edit source]

On May 5th 2018, during the 5th edition, the Xobranian Public Broadcaster announced that the next Xobranian entry will still be selected via an internal selection. On May 20th 2018, it was revealed that Alice Glass would represent the country with the song "Without Love". On June 26th 2018, the country eventually finished 14th out of 27 participants in the grand final, with 89 points.

Zendari Song Contest 7[edit | edit source]

The Xobranian Public Broadcaster has confirmed on June 26th 2018 that the Xobranian entry will still be selected via an internal selection. On June 27th 2018, it was revealed that Sabina Ddumba would represent the country with the song "Small World". On July 22th 2018, the country failed to qualify for the first time, finishing 14th out of 20 participants in the second semi-final, with 49 points. However on July 30th 2018, it was revealed that Xobrania was originally going to qualify, winning the international jury voting, until Zerox was forced to change their votes in order to prevent the qualification of Xobrania. This event led to a lot of trouble inside the country and even in the whole Zendari world, thus causing a lack of interest from the Xobranian audience.

Zendari Song Contest 8[edit | edit source]

Following their first non-qualification, the Xobranian Public Broadcaster has confirmed on July 23th 2018 that the Xobranian entry will be selected publicly via a national final. For the first time, the brand new show Starbrania will be used to find out the Xobranian entry. After the events that occurred on July 30th 2018, Xobrania expressed their intention to withdraw. However, considering they already had opened voting for Starbrania, the Xobranian Public Broadcaster decided to give themselves another chance in the contest. On August 1st 2018, Xobrania was given an automatic qualifier spot in Zendari Song Contest 8 in compensation, they would consequently not have to compete in semi-finals. On August 25th 2018, Vendredi sur Mer won Starbrania Xel Aviv and was given the right to represent her country with the French song "La femme à la peau bleue", marking the first time Xobrania would sing in another language than English. Although, on the same day, XPB confirmed that Xobrania would not participate in Zendari Song Contest 9 due to the lack of interest in the contest following previous incidents. On September 23rd 2018, the country eventually finished 18th out of 28 participants in the grand final, with 70 points.

Zendari Song Contest 9[edit | edit source]

Although not being on the lineup of participating nations in the ninth edition, Xobrania broadcasted both semi-finals as well as the grand final. The country also voted as part of the international jury.

Zendari Song Contest 10[edit | edit source]

The Xobranian Public Broadcaster has confirmed their return on October 28th 2018, following the erasure of Vendujo. XPB also announced on the same day that the Xobranian entry will be selected via an internal selection. On November 15th 2018, it was revealed that So Below would represent the country with the song "Ruin".

Contestants[edit | edit source]

Table key
  Winner
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Edition Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
Flag of Vasseau.png #2 Chelsea Jade English "Life of the Party" 17 77 8 78
Flag of Qyzylsha.png #3 Transviolet English "Pretty Head" 20 75 10 67
Flag of Titonüi.png #4 Alison Wonderland English "Church" 4 131 4 84
Flag of Titonüi.png #5 Mayka English "Rich" 18 71 AQ
Flag of Sierra.jpg #6 Alice Glass English "Without Love" 14 89 7 78
Flag of Wallica.png #7 Sabina Ddumba English "Small World" Failed to qualify [1] 14 49
Flag of Junker.png #8 Vendredi sur Mer French "La femme à la peau bleue" 18 70 AQ [2]
Did not participate in #9
Flag of Moo.png #10 So Below English "Ruin"
  • Note 1 - Xobrania failed to qualify following a voting scandal which changed the results of the semi-final.
  • Note 2 - Xobrania received an auto-qualification as compensation for the voting scandal which occurred in the previous edition.

Spin-offs[edit | edit source]

Xobrania competed in two spin-off contests.

Zendarifestivalen[edit | edit source]

Xobrania is an active participant in Zendarifestivalen.

Contest Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
Junker #1 Nova Miller English "Turn Up the Fire" 1 151 2 72
Xobrania #2 Kah-Lo Nigerian "Fasta" 12 96 Host
Vasseau #3 Robinson English "Nothing to Regret" 11 99 2 89
Moo #4 Noonie Bao English "Criminal Love" 12 112 1 90
Junker #5 MNEK & Hailee Steinfeld English "Colour" Failed to qualify 6 68
Zerox #6 Princess Vitarah Nigerian "Do You Eat Ass" 6 69
Cefloana #7 Kesha English "TiK ToK" 5 61
Did not participate from #8 to present

Themedari Song Contest[edit | edit source]

Xobrania was an active participant in Themedari Song Contest.

Contest Theme Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
Xaliqtyva #1 Less than 50,000 views on YouTube Frida Sundemo English "We Are Dreamers" 8 109 6 71
Fiorenza #2 Live Performances Only Amaya English "Concrete" Cancelled

Voting history[edit | edit source]

As of #1, Xobrania's voting history is as follows:

Spokespersons[edit | edit source]

Edition Host City Spokesperson
Flag of Titonüi.png #1 Titonovia Xenia Cohen
Flag of Vasseau.png #2 Jorlynn Afida Turner
Flag of Qyzylsha.png #3 Ul-Azaar Natacha Venus
Flag of Titonüi.png #4 Senippiku Renaida
Flag of Titonüi.png #5 Titonovia Alison Wonderland
Flag of Sierra.jpg #6 Aether Ridge Sabina Ddumba
Flag of Wallica.png #7 Sarhém Khoudia Diop
Flag of Junker.png #8 Junkertown Kah-Lo
Did not participate in #9
Flag of Moo.png #10 Farmville Taylor Hynes

12 Points from Xobrania[edit | edit source]

Edition Final Semi-final
Country Artist Song Result Country Artist Song Result
Flag of Titonüi.png #1 Flag of Vasseau.png Vasseau Charlotte "Ta Peau" 1st N/A
Flag of Vasseau.png #2 Flag of Olkenland.png Olkenland Dagny "Love You Like That" 7th Flag of Sierra.jpg Sierra LANY "Super Far" 5th
Flag of Qyzylsha.png #3 Flag of Ayolulek.png Ayolulek TeodoRA "Kristijan Grej" 23rd Flag of Coco Islands.png Coco Islands Irina Rimes "My Favourite Man" 2nd
Flag of Titonüi.png #4 Flag of Shairia.png Shairia Tula "River" 21st Flag of Shairia.png Shairia Tula "River" 9th
Flag of Titonüi.png #5 Flag of Haña.png Haña Lady Leshurr "Black Panther" 7th Flag of Nuevo Province.png Nuevo Province PNAU "Go Bang" 4th
Flag of Sierra.jpg #6 Flag of Wo Xi.png Wo Xi Kelela "LMK" 2nd Flag of Sosij.jpg Sosij FAUX "Take Back Time" 1st
Flag of Wallica.png #7 Flag of Yuvia.png Yuvia Janice "Love You Like I Should" 3rd Flag of Yuvia.png Yuvia Janice "Love You Like I Should" 4th
Flag of Junker.png #8 Flag of Violía.png Violía AViVA "HUSHH" 24th Flag of Cefloana.png Cefloana Didi J ft. Shaggy "Say No More" 14th

External Links[edit | edit source]