Zendari Song Contest 14

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Zendari Song Contest 14
"Retribution"
Zendari Song Contest 14 Logo.jpg
Dates
Semi-final(s) 1 July 2019
Final 15 July 2019
Host
Host city Xaliqtyva Liudzi
Venue Almaznykupal
Presenter(s) Kat Slater
Pooja Misrra
Tanya Tagaq
Host broadcaster Xaliqtyva Xaliqtyva Muzyka Viaščaĺnik (XMV)
Opening act Semi-Final 1: "Retribution" performed by Tanya Tagaq
Semi-Final 2: "Let It Go" performed by Kat Slater
Grand Final: "The Power of Love" performed by Gabrielle Aplin
Interval act Semi-Final 1: "That Other Ponyboy" performed by Sevdaliza and SOPHIE
Semi-Final 2: "Give Hard" performed by Kerli and Betta Lemme
Grand Final: "Salvation" performed by Gabrielle Aplin
Participants
Number of entries 42
Debuting countries  Atkanzia
 Cruona
 Karanova
 Mond Sabyar
 Vovaltik

Returning countries  Gigabyte
 Kydziya
 Nuevo Province
 Wåri
 Wo Xi

Withdrawing countries  Alotraxia
 Cascadia
 Diversia
 Pōuto
 Purple Country
 Qyzylsha
 Sakao
 Skandinavisk Kingdom
 Teardrop Islands
 Wallica
 Zamolodchikova
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points to their 10 favorite songs.
Winning song  Alirie
"Save It"
Zendari Song Contest
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Zendari Song Contest 14 is the fourteenth edition of Zendari Song Contest. It was hosted in Xaliqtyva, the winning country of the previous edition. The contest consisted of two semi-finals and a final.

On the 29th of May 2019, it was revealed that Alirie had won the contest for the first time, with the song "Save It" by Salt Ashes. They received 148 points.

41 countries participated in this edition, with 5 countries competing for the first time, 5 countries returning and a (record) 11 countries withdrawing from Zendari Song Contest.

Format[edit | edit source]

There are no changes to the format of the contest this edition.

Location[edit | edit source]

A list of venues interested in hosting the fourteenth edition of Zendari Song Contest was revealed.

Bidding phase[edit | edit source]

TBA 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
Liudzi Almaznykupal 63,900 Popular venue, mainly used for concerts for international artists.
Liunievaj Arena 35,600 Hosted the first edition of Themedari Song Contest

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 14th edition of Zendari Song Contest.

Returning artists[edit | edit source]

Country Artist Song Previous appearances
 Elune Valentino Khan "Pony" #6 & #9 (for  Elune)
 Karanova Gabrielle Aplin "Miss You" #4 (for  Xaliqtyva)
 Nuevo Province Betta Lemme "Play" #3 (for  Diversia)
#10 (for  Elune)
 Sosij VINCINT "Please Don't Fall in Love" #6 (for  Vasseau)
 St. Vitus & Roch Lady Gaga "Scheiße" #3 (for  Junker)
#9 (for  Campre)
#12 (for  Kydziya)
 Zerox Ilira (featuring Juan Magan) "Diablo" #13 (for  Zerox)

Participating countries[edit | edit source]

To join Zendari Song Contest, please visit the Joining Zendari Song Contest page for more info.

All countries have until the 19th of June 2019 23:59 CEST to reveal their entry!

Semi Final 1[edit | edit source]

Aquazia, Rhosỳna and Xaliqtyva were randomly drawn to vote in this semi-final.

On the 25th of June 2019, it was announced that St. Vitus and Roch would be withdrawn from the edition with immediate effect. All of its points were reallocated.

Playlist can be found here. Recap can be found here

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01  Epral English FEMM "Fxxk Boyz Get Money" 5 71
02  Kydziya Ukrainian Alina Pash "Bitanga" 7 67
03  Vovaltik English Haiku Hands "Not About You" 4 92
04  Gigabyte English Bahari ";(" 18 [1] 34
05  St. Vitus & Roch English, Imaginary Lady Gaga "Scheiße" 18 [1] 24
06  Mond Sabyar English Kovacs "Black Spider" 15 35
07  Olkenland English Robyn "Ever Again" 6 68
08  Rosalina English Kiiara "Open My Mouth" 10 59
09  Yakolira English Dominic Fike "3 Nights" 13 [2] 43
10  Omiina English Aly Ryan "Be Alright" 11 58
11  Wo Xi English Doja Cat "Mooo!" 2 101
12  Cyan English Davina Michelle "Skyward" 8 62
13  Violía English ABIR "Way Out" 3 97
14  Marnos Hebrew Shaked Molcho "How Dare I" 9 61
15  Draydal English Conan Grey "Draydial God" 14 41
16  Xobrania English Katy Perry "Never Really Over" 1 127
17  Jojo's Reich Chinese A-Niu "Tan Kheng Song" 16 13
18  Shairia English Phoebe Ryan "A Thousand Ways" 12 45

* Note 1 - Gigabyte and St. Vitus & Roch failed to vote in the first semi-final, and as a result, they were disqualified and automatically placed last.
* Note 2 - Yakolira received the highest amount of points amongst the international jurors and was picked as the 11th qualifier.

Semi Final 2[edit | edit source]

Laigheann and Zerox were randomly drawn to vote in this semi-final.

Playlist can be found here. Recap can be found here.

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01  Sosij English VINCINT "Please Don't Fall in Love" 10 63
02  Chattahoochee English Finding Kate "I Feel Bad" 15 46
03  Hexia English Shireen "So Human Of You" 19 27
04  Üsmile English Holy Wars "Born Dark" 14 [1] 47
05  Wåri English aYia "Slow" 6 68
06  Junker English Dorian Electra "Flamboyant" 17 41
07  Cruona English Blithe "Don't Blink" 8 66
08  Alirie English Salt Ashes "Save It" 2 97
09  Elune English Valentino Khan "Pony" 12 56
10  Fokland English Kacey Musgraves "High Horse" 4 90
11  Nuevo Province English Betta Lemme "Play" 7 67
12  Yuvia English Gina Kushka "Prayer" 9 65
13  Cefloana English, German Kim Petras "In The Next Life" 11 60
14  Karanova English Gabrielle Aplin "Miss You" 13 50
15  Atkanzia English Kara Marni "Move" 5 77
16  Haña English MISSIO "I See You" 1 117
17  Tibiris English Ensiferum "Feast with Valkyries" 18 39
18  Sierra English Mio's Mountain "Find It" 16 45
19  Moo English Cobi "Church of the Lonely" 3 97

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

Grand final[edit | edit source]

Playlist can be found here. Recap can be found here

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01  Vovaltik English Haiku Hands "Not About You" 6 124
02  Wo Xi English Doja Cat "Mooo!" 15 80
03  Yuvia English Gina Kushka "Prayer" 16 77
04  Xobrania English Katy Perry "Never Really Over" 3 127
05  Rhosỳna English Alexander Oscar "Coffee Table" 24 51
06  Cruona English Blithe "Don't Blink" 17 76
07  Aquazia English Men I Trust "Show Me How" 26 41
08  Alirie English Salt Ashes "Save It" 1 148
09  Üsmile English Holy Wars "Born Dark" 19 75
10  Yakolira English Dominic Fike "3 Nights" 23 55
11  Kydziya Ukrainian Alina Pash "Bitanga" 9 97
12  Haña English MISSIO "I See You" 8 99
13  Wåri English aYia "Slow" 20 68
14  Sosij English VINCINT "Please Don't Fall in Love" 18 76
15  Violía English ABIR "Way Out" 14 82
16  Moo English Cobi "Church of the Lonely" 5 124
17  Fokland English Kacey Musgraves "High Horse" 7 106
18  Nuevo Province English Betta Lemme "Play" 10 92
19  Marnos Hebrew Shaked Molcho "How Dare I" 27 20
20  Atkanzia English Kara Marni "Move" 12 89
21  Olkenland English Robyn "Ever Again" 22 64
22  Rosalina English Kiiara "Open My Mouth" 25 44
23 [1]  Xaliqtyva English, Ewe Azizaa Mystic "Adze Kolo (Voodoo Pussy)" 11 92
24  Zerox English Ilira, Juan Magan "Diablo" 13 84
25  Epral English FEMM "Fxxk Boyz Get Money" 2 133
26  Laigheann English Louis The Child, Ashe "Right To It" 21 68
27  Cyan English Davina Michelle "Skyward" 4 126

* Note 1 - As the hosts of the contest, Xaliqtyva were randomly drawn to perform 23rd.

International broadcasts and voting[edit | edit source]

The contest will be broadcasted in over 60 countries.

Spokespersons[edit | edit source]

Incidents[edit | edit source]

Death of Isador[edit | edit source]

On the 29th of May 2019, Laigheach Radio and Televison (LRT) revealed that the singer-songwriter Isador would be representing the country in the upcoming contest with his song "Jungle". However, later that day Isador was found dead outside a supermarket with 42 bulletholes throughout his body. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

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]

  •  Alotraxia - On 16 May 2019, after submitting their national jury votes, the national broadcaster, Alotraxian Television and Radio Transmission (ATARAX) announced that the thirteenth edition. Would be their last edition and chose to withdraw.
  •  Pōuto - On 24 May 2019, after submitting their jury votes, the broadcaster confirmed that they would withdraw due to time constraints, a return in the future is possible.
  •  Purple Country - While the broadcaster originally confirmed their participation, on 29 May 2019 right after the final of thirteenth edition they announced their withdraw from the contest, saying that they are no longer interested in participating after not having good placements in the contest.
  •  Qyzylsha - On 25 May 2019, after submitting their jury votes, the broadcaster announced that the thirteenth edition would be their last edition.
  •  Sakao - On 26 May 2019, following disqualification for not broadcasting and not voting in the shows, the broadcaster announced that the thirteenth edition would be their last edition (for the foreseeable future) that they participate in due to various circumstances.
  •  Wallica - On 19 June 2019, Radio Wallainie failed to submit an entry to the contest, citing budget cuts within the broadcaster.


Inactive ZBA countries[edit | edit source]

  •  Vovaltik - On 13 May 2019, Voval Television & Radio (VTVR) expressed their desire to debut in the fourteenth edition of Zendari Song Contest, but was promptly declined with the statement "sadly, the contest is currently full, but we will invite countries on the waiting list whenever we have the capacity to do so". They were also thanked for showing interest in debuting in the contest. Despite not appearing on the final list of participating countries, they were announced to be replacing Wallica on the 19 June 2019.

See also[edit | edit source]