Zendari Song Contest 11

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Zendari Song Contest 11
"Shooting Stars"
Zendari Song Contest 11 Logo.png
Dates
Semi-final(s) 30 January 2019
Final 11 February 2019
Host
Host city Xobrania Xel Aviv
Venue Globalix Arena
Presenter(s) Princess Vitarah
Rebecca More
Sophie Anderson
Host broadcaster Xobrania Xobranian Public Broadcaster (XPB)
Opening act Semi Final 1: So Below performing "Hard"
Semi Final 2: Chelsea Jade performing "Laugh It Off"
Grand Final: So Below performing "Ruin"
Interval act Semi Final 1: Janice & Sabina Ddumba performing "Queen"
Semi Final 2: Riton & Kah-Lo performing "Ginger"
Grand Final: Princess Vitarah performing a medley of "I Want 20 Inch Dick" and "Do You Eat Ass"
Participants
Number of entries 49
Debuting countries  Éimi
 Laigheann
 Omiina

Returning countries  Cine
 Draydal
 Sakao
 Wallica

Withdrawing countries  Nuevo Province
 Othar
 Pōuto
 Putslopistan
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points to their 10 favorite songs.
Winning song  Xobrania
"Comeback"
Zendari Song Contest
◄10 11 12►

Zendari Song Contest 11 is the eleventh edition of Zendari Song Contest. It will be hosted in Xobrania, the winning country of the previous edition. The contest will consist of two semi-finals and a final.

Unlike the previous edition, this contest will not include a third semi-final, and will instead return to the format used in the previous editions.

On the 11th of February 2019, it was revealed that Xobrania had won the contest again, with the song "Comeback" by Ella Eyre. They received a record-breaking 218 points.

49 countries participated in this edition, with 3 countries (officially) competing for the first time, 4 countries returning and 4 countries withdrawing from Zendari Song Contest.

Format[edit | edit source]

In the eleventh edition, the format will go back to the standard layout, with two semi-finals and international jurors. This means that there will be 11 qualifiers from each semi-final, and that everyone can vote in both semi-finals.

Pots[edit | edit source]

Starting from edition #6, pots have been used to determine the participants in each semi-final. This process has up until this point, been done by hand. In this edition, the pots were decided through a computer, and is based off of voting patterns and voting similarities. This means that the pots have significantly changed.

The program used has based the pots off of the points given/received over the past five editions.

The following factors play a role in the pots;

  • Giving points to a country
  • Receiving points from a country
  • How similarily each country votes with other participants

Location[edit | edit source]

On the 12th of January 2019, a list of venues interested in hosting the eleventh edition of Zendari Song Contest was revealed.

Bidding phase[edit | edit source]

Four venues have been announced to have shown interest in hosting the contest. The ZBA announced the conditions under which cities and venues could announce their interest in hosting the contest.

  • The host city has to be near a major airport.
  • The venue must have good connections to public transport.
  • The venue must be available for at least six weeks before the contest and one week after the conclusion of the contest.
  • The venue must not be open-air, but an air-conditioned building with a capacity of at least 10,000 and a minimum ceiling height of 15 metres (49 ft), insulated for sound and light.
  • The green room must be located as close to the arena as possible (or within it), with a capacity of 300.

 dagger   Host venue

City Venue Capacity Notes
Xel Aviv Ahava Arena 31,690 Built in 2011. This venue hosted the second edition of Zendarifestivalen. It is mostly used for concerts.
Globalix Arena dagger 69,870 This venue was built in 2019, especially for the contest. It will be used for concerts and various sports events.
Xarinton Judea Arena 47,030 Built in 1999. Used for political conventions and music festivals. It was considered too old to host the event.
Xaris Vitar Arena 23,450 Built in 2016 in Princess Vitarah's hometown, following her huge success. It was considered too small to host the event.

Pots[edit | edit source]

Pots for the Zendari Song Contest are based off of voting patterns and voting similarities. The pots will be used for semi final allocations for the 11th edition of Zendari Song Contest.

This edition, a new method of calculating the pots has been used. Therefore, the pots have significantly changed.

Pot A Pot B Pot C
Pot D Pot E Pot F

Automatic Qualifiers[edit | edit source]

Although these countries are automatic qualifiers for this edition, each country has still been assigned a pot.

Returning artists[edit | edit source]

Country Artist Song Previous appearances
 Alirie Alexandra Stan "Mr. Saxobeat" #5 (for  Junker)
 Cyan Coeur de pirate "Prémonition" #4 (for  Offriano)
#5 (for  Borschóviya
 Draydal Jiggly Caliente (featuring Alaska Thunderfuck & Ginger Minj) "All This Body" #9 (for  Draydal)
Alaska Thunderfuck (featuring Jiggly Caliente & Ginger Minj) #1 (for  Wo Xi)
 Omiina Mark Ronson (featuring Miley Cyrus) "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" #9 (for  Nuevo Province apart of Silk City)
 Rhosỳna CHVRCHES "Graffiti" #8 (for  Othar)
 Sosij Fleur East "Favourite Thing" #9 (for  Rhosỳna)

Participating countries[edit | edit source]

Semi Final 1[edit | edit source]

Éimi, Rhosỳna and Sutru were randomly drawn to vote in this semi-final.

A playlist can be found here, and a recap can be found here.

A full scoreboard of the voting can be found here, and the international jury scoreboard can be found here.

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01  Yuvia English Let's Eat Grandma "Hot Pink" 7 78
02  Xaliqtyva English Jenny Hval "Kingsize" 19 33
03  Shairia English Lizzo "Good As Hell" 9 71
04  Violía English Penelope Austin "Gem" 5 86
05  Sosij English Fleur East "Favourite Thing" 1 141
06  Wallica English Dido "Hurricanes" 10 69
07  Titonüi English Oh, Be Clever "Next To You" 4 93
08  Sakao French Paradis "Garde Le Pour Toi" 21 27
09  Zerox English Ofenbach ft. Benjamin Ingrosso "Paradise" 13 62
10  Üsmile English Luca Hänni "Powder" 6 85
11  Moo English Ghost "Dance Macabre" 14 [1] 62
12  Cefloana English G.R.L. "Show Me What You Got" 20 32
13  Diversia English September "Cry For You" 3 101
14  Alotraxia English Ivy Levan "Biscuit" 2 120
15  Campre Spanish Valentina "A Prueba De Todo" 22 18
16  Cine English Erika Jayne "How Many Fucks?" 15 47
17  Fiorenza English Lanberry "Heart of Gasoline" 11 67
18  Tibiris English Hammerfall "Hector's Hymn" 18 40
19  Heda Nation English RAIGN "When It's All Over" 12 64
20  Haña English Rebecca & Fiona ft. Parham "Different" 8 72
21  Rosalina Albanian, English, German Dhurata Dora "Jake Jake" 17 41
22  Cyan French Coeur de pirate "Prémonition" 16 41

* Note 1 - Moo received the highest amount of points amongst the international jurors and was picked as the 11th qualifier.

Semi Final 2[edit | edit source]

Cascadia and Xobrania were randomly drawn to vote in this semi-final.

A playlist can be found here, and a recap can be found here.

A full scoreboard of the voting can be found here, and the international jury scoreboard can be found here.

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01  Qyzylsha Serbian Milica Pavlovic "Seksi Senorita" 15 48
02  Vasseau English CRIMER "Hours" 22 44 [1]
03  Skandinavisk Kingdom English FO&O "Hurt Like We Did" 19 19
04  Achalasia English Dream Lake "Runaway" 12 60
05  Fokland Spanish ROSALÍA "Malamente" 4 88
06  Omiina English Mark Ronson ft. Miley Cyrus "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" 3 98
07  Aquazia English Svrcina & Solarsuns "Disco" 6 84
08  Chattahoochee English Blackbriar "Preserved Roses" 7 79
09  Jojo's Reich English Lil Dicky "Ex-Boyfriend" 20 16
10  St. Vitus & Roch Japanese, English Koda Kumi "W Face" 9 65
11  Sierra English Tara Lee "Drive" 1 122
12  Laigheann English Caravan Palace Lone Digger 2 103
13  Marnos English FLETCHER "Wasted Youth" 18 28
14  Kydziya Japanese, English Mondo Grosso ft. Aina The End "False Sympathy" 11 61
15  Junker English Dean Lewis "Be Alright" 10 64
16  Draydal English Jiggly Caliente, Alaska Thunderfuck, Ginger Minj "All This Body" 21 8
17  Franova Montenegrin Nina Petković "Dišem" 14 54
18  Alirie English Alexandra Stan "Mr. Saxobeat" 5 87
19  Offriano English Lena "Thank You" 8 74
20  Elune English INZO "Overthinker" 13 [2] 59
21  Teardrop Islands Italian Baby K "Da zero a cento" 17 32
22  Vashia English Amanda Lee "Lifelight" 16 41

* Note 1 - Vasseau failed to vote in the second semi-final. As a result, they were disqualified and automatically placed last.
* Note 2 - Elune received the highest amount of points amongst the international jurors and was picked as the 11th qualifier.

Grand Final[edit | edit source]

A playlist can be found here, and a recap can be found here.

A scoreboard showcasing each individual votes can be found here. The rest of the world voting scoreboard can be found here.

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01  Aquazia English Svrcina & Solarsuns "Disco" 11 109
02  Rhosỳna English CHVRCHES "Graffiti" 15 97
03  Üsmile English Luca Hänni "Powder" 7 117
04  Offriano English Lena "Thank You" 18 83
05  Alotraxia English Ivy Levan "Biscuit" 14 97
06  Sutru English Kimbra "90s Music" 27 44
07  Cascadia Albanian Xhesika Ndoj ft. Kallashi "Shoqe Bitch" 13 98
08  Sierra English Tara Lee "Drive" 5 144
09  Moo English Ghost "Dance Macabre" 23 66
10 [1]  Xobrania English Ella Eyre "Comeback" 1 218
11  Junker English Dean Lewis "Be Alright" 22 67
12  Omiina English Mark Ronson ft. Miley Cyrus "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" 3 148
13  Haña English Rebecca & Fiona ft. Parham "Different" 26 49
14  Diversia English September "Cry For You" 19 73
15  Chattahoochee English Blackbriar "Preserved Roses" 21 71
16  Violía English Penelope Austin "Gem" 20 71
17  Alirie English Alexandra Stan "Mr. Saxobeat" 12 108
18  Éimi English Noga Erez "Noisy" 25 65
19  Wallica English Dido "Hurricanes" 24 65
20  Laigheann English Caravan Palace Lone Digger 9 115
21  Sosij English Fleur East "Favourite Thing" 2 198
22  Yuvia English Let's Eat Grandma "Hot Pink" 4 146
23  Shairia English Lizzo "Good As Hell" 17 90
24  St. Vitus & Roch Japanese, English Koda Kumi "W Face" 16 96
25  Titonüi English Oh, Be Clever "Next To You" 6 123
26  Fokland Spanish ROSALÍA "Malamente" 8 116
27  Elune English INZO "Overthinker" 10 110

* Note 1 - As the hosts of the contest, Xobrania were randomly drawn to perform 10th.

International broadcasts and voting[edit | edit source]

The contest will be broadcasted in over 60 countries.

Spokespersons[edit | edit source]

Other countries[edit | edit source]

Eligibility for potential participation in Zendari Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with an active ZBA membership that is be able to broadcast the contest. All countries with an active ZBA membership have been given an invitation to join this edition.

Active ZBA countries[edit | edit source]

  •  Nuevo Province - Despite originally confirming participation in the eleventh edition of Zendari Song Contest, on the 19th of December 2018, it was revealed that Radio and Television of Nuevo Province (RTNP) failed to submit votes for the grand final of Zendari Song Contest 10. This resulted in them receiving their third strike, and to be banned from the contest.
  •  Othar - On the 7th of December 2018, Othari Television Broadcasting Corporation (OTBC) announced that they would be withdrawing in the eleventh edition of the contest, citing time commitments and change of HQ as the main reason. They have announced they plan on returning in the 12th edition.
  •  Pōuto - On the 27th of December 2018, Te Reo Tātaki o Pōuto (TVPO) announced their withdrawal from edition #11, citing time constraints and scheduling conflicts as the reason. A return in the future has not been ruled out.
  •  Putslopistan - Putslopistan's participation in the eleventh edition was never officially announced, and as a result, they did not appear on the final list of participants.
  •  Sosij - On the 8th of December 2018, Sosi TV announced their permanent withdrawal from the contest citing the "horrendous taste of competing nations" as the main reason for their withdrawal. Spokesperson for the delegation, Mr. Blobby stated "not enough countries vote for serious music contenders, instead voting for the plethora of troll entries edition in edition out." Sosi TV has no plans to return in the near future. As the only broadcaster on the island, a Sosij return in the contest looks impossible. On the 26th December, a new broadcaster Stellavision publicly announced it's interested in keeping Sosij in the contest. Stellavision is owned and run by national icon Stella Mwangi. She is believed to be the sole employee of the company.

Inactive ZBA countries[edit | edit source]

  • Flag of Neolinn.png Neolinn - On 29 December, during the state's formation, it is written into the constitution that "Neolinn will be an open and tolerant nation, competing in major events across Zendari such as the Zendari Song Contest". It is therefore believed that there is national interest in participating at the contest, though this requires a national broadcaster with active membership of the Zendari Broadcasting Association, which currently does not exist.
  •  Purple Country - On the 23rd of December 2018, National Purple Country Broadcaster (NPCB) expressed interest in returning to the contest. However, they were told that they were forced to wait in order to see if any countries withdraw from the contest, to not cause the current edition to overfill. It was later revealed that no spots were free, and that they would not be able to return to the contest in edition #11. They are welcome to re-apply in edition #12, and will be prioritized over any countries who withdrew before the tenth edition, if any of them wish to return.
  •  Wallica - On the 8th of December 2018, Radio Wallainie (RW) expressed interest in returning to the contest. However, they were told that they were forced to wait in order to see if any countries withdraw from the contest, to not cause the current edition to overfill. In the end, they received an invitation to return to the contest.

See also[edit | edit source]