Zendari Song Contest 16

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Zendari Song Contest 16
"Come Outside"
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Host
Host city Violía Diamantique, Violía
Venue Arène Découverte
Presenter(s) Saara Aalto
Aurora Aksnes
Lucia Keskin
Auntie Mabel
Host broadcaster Violía Diamantique Television (DTV)
Opening act Semi Final 1: Sophie Anderson performing "Driving For Dick" with Katy Perry and Britney Spears
Semi Final 2: Rachel Lester performing a medley of her songs "Strut" and "OOOHH (Look At The Door)" with Ariel Burdett, Mary Roach and Debbie Stevens
Grand Final: M.I.A. performing a medley of her songs "Bad Girls", "Borders" and Paper Planes"
Interval act Semi Final 1: Auntie Mabel performing "Come Outside"
Semi Final 2: AURORA and Saara Aalto performing a medley of "Animal" and "Monsters"
Grand Final: I AM DIA performing "Potion" with Chi With A C
Participants
Number of entries 43
Debuting countries  Frendakia
 Leguya
 Xo'jhayli

Returning countries  Purple Country
 Wallica

Withdrawing countries  Alirie
 Jiouji
 Sangviland
 Sutru
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points to their 10 favorite songs.
Winning song  Yakolira
"UNA VITA IN CAPSLOCK"
Zendari Song Contest
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Zendari Song Contest 16 is the sixteenth edition of Zendari Song Contest. It was hosted in Diamantique, Violía, the winning country of the previous edition. The contest consisted of two semi-finals and a final.

On the 3rd October 2019, it was revealed that Yakolira had won the contest for the first time, with the song "UNA VITA IN CAPSLOCK" by M¥SS KETA. They received 165 points.

43 countries participated in this edition, with 3 countries competing for the first time, 2 countries returning and a 4 countries withdrawing from Zendari Song Contest.

Location[edit | edit source]

A list of venues interested in hosting the fourteenth edition of Zendari Song Contest was revealed. 2 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
Diamantique Arène Découverte dagger 20,000 Violía's main venue which has hosted the first edition of La Chanson Violaise. Mainly used for live concerts alongside the below venue, though more suitable due to the bigger capacity.
Arène Violaise 15,000 This venue is mainly used for live concerts alongside the above venue, though less suitable due to the smaller capacity.
Amórese Salle Concert Musicale 25,000 This venue mainly hosts opera events.
Preszantè Arène Voix 10,000 This venue hosted the second edition of La Chanson Violaise.

Participating countries[edit | edit source]

Semi Final 1[edit | edit source]

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

Playlist can be found [TBA here]. Recap can be found [TBA here].

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01  Xobrania English The Saturdays "All Fired Up" 1 116
02  Hexia Serbian Evolucija "Letim" 16 29
03  Wo Xi English Cherylyn Barnes "Moist" 13 45
04  Cyan French Maëlle "Toutes les machines ont un coeur" 10 54
05  Elune English scarlxrd "Heart Attack" 18 22
06  Atkanzia English Caroline Polachek "Ocean of Tears" 2 115
07  Üsmile English Mahmut Orhan ft. Irina Rimes "Hero" 17 28
08  Xo'jhayli English Tkay Maidza, JPEGMAFIA "Awake" 3 114
09  Ceflodoziya Korean SUNMI "LALALAY" 9 62
10  Rhosỳna English Friendly Fires "Silhouettes" 6 84
11  Leguya English Ivy Adara "Currency" 15 34
12  United Ecàlh Republic Japanese Minani "Crying For Rain" 19 18
13  Rosalina English PVRIS "White Noise" 7 79
14  Laigheann English Freya Ridings "Castles" 8 73
15  Yuvia Russian NAVIBAND "Galileo" 5 95
16  Haña English Miss Benny "Renedezvous" 11 [1] 51
17  Purple Country Russian LUNA "Sila stona" 14 42
18  Birmanda English Holiday Sidewinder "Leo" 12 47
19  Fokland English Grimes, i_o "Violence" 4 110

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

Semi Final 2[edit | edit source]

Violía and Vovaltik were randomly drawn to vote in this semi-final.

Playlist can be found [TBA here]. Recap can be found [TBA here].

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01  Frendakia English Porcelain Black "One Woman Army" 13 49
02  Epral English Tata Young "Sexy Naughty Bitchy" 19 [1] 20
03  Nuevo Province English Ariana Grande "Into You" 4 80
04  Nougoeso French L.E.J "Acrobates" 5 75
05  Wallica English LIZ "Last Call" 14 47
06  Zamolodchikova English AJR "Netflix Trip" 18 23
07  Draydal English Normani "Motivation" 1 138
08  Karanova English iyla "Flowers" 6 73
09  Marnos Korean, English PRISTIN V "Get It" 7 68
10  Chattahoochee English Miranda Lambert "Mess with My Head" 11 52
11  Junker English Alexandra Stan "I Think I Love It" 3 92
12  Kuurahvas English Lily Moore "Why Don't You Look At Me?" 12 50
13  Mond Sabyar Polish Natalia Nykiel "Spokój" 15 45
14  Moo English WIND ROSE "Diggy Diggy Hole" 10 55
15  Yakolira Italian M¥SS KETA "UNA VITA IN CAPSLOCK" 2 93
16  Cruona French Toofan, Louane "La vie là-bas" 9 58
17  Zerox Swedish Linda Pira, Stor "Knäpper mina fingrar" 16 41
18  Tibiris English Gemini Syndrome "Sorry Not Sorry" 17 37
19  Wåri Chinese Anna "Huh" 8 64

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

Grand Final[edit | edit source]

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01  Rhosỳna English Friendly Fires "Silhouettes" 6 119
02  Cruona French Toofan, Louane "La vie là-bas" 23 45
03  Violía French Yseult "Noir" 3 151
04  Xo'jhayli English Tkay Maidza, JPEGMAFIA "Awake" 5 139
05  Aquazia English My Nu Leng, Lyamah "Senses" 13 87
06  Karanova English iyla "Flowers" 25 42
07  Sosij Russian Eva Mars "Etim Letom" 22 49
08  Nuevo Province English Ariana Grande "Into You" 12 88
09  Cyan French Maëlle "Toutes les machines ont un coeur" 20 53
10  Xaliqtyva English Uboa "An Angel of Great and Terrible Light" 26 40
11  Epral English Tata Young "Sexy Naughty Bitchy" 17 72
12  Marnos Korean, English PRISTIN V "Get It" 15 82
13  Draydal English Normani "Motivation" 4 142
14  Moo English WIND ROSE "Diggy Diggy Hole" 18 71
15  Yuvia Russian NAVIBAND "Galileo" 8 106
16  Nougoeso French L.E.J "Acrobates" 16 78
17  Haña English Miss Benny "Renedezvous" 24 43
18  Atkanzia English Caroline Polachek "Ocean of Tears" 9 105
19  Junker English Alexandra Stan "I Think I Love It" 21 51
20  Rosalina English PVRIS "White Noise" 14 83
21  Vovaltik English, Korean HYO, 3LAU "Punk Right Now" 7 111
22  Xobrania English The Saturdays "All Fired Up" 10 103
23  Wåri Chinese Anna "Huh" 27 39
24  Laigheann English Freya Ridings "Castles" 11 92
25  Fokland English Grimes, i_o "Violence" 2 161
26  Ceflodoziya Korean SUNMI "LALALAY" 19 60
27  Yakolira Italian M¥SS KETA "UNA VITA IN CAPSLOCK" 1 165

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]

  •  Jiouji - On the 10 August, Jiouji announced it's withdrawal from this edition. With no reasoning given.
  •  Rhosỳna - On the 5 August, Rhosỳna's broadcaster; DTR, announced that it was unsure about it's continued participation in the Zendari Song Contest. On the 9 August, A spokesperson for DTR confirmed that a decision will be made after the results of the Semi Finals in the previous edition.
  •  Xaliqtyva - On the 5 August, a spokesperson for XMV stated that Xaliqtyva's participation in the 16th edition of the Zendari Song Contest was "unlikely" as a result of financial issues.
  •  Üsmile - On the 5th August, a spokesperson from ÜTV, Marjorie Dawes, announced that Üsmilar participation for the 16th edition, due to "budget cuts and scheduling conflicts". However, she did state that, if they were going to participate they would retract their national final, Smileyfestivalë because of budget cuts and the lack of interest from juries. They included that, they are planning to take a slant with their entries to adapt with the tastes of other delegations or base it from the attitudes from the delegation about the contest.
  •  Yuvia - On the 5 August, Yuvia's public broadcaster; ITR, stated via facebook that participation regarding the 16th edition "would be possible, but extremely unlikely", due to internal struggles with ITR and competing broadcasters. Also, a notable drop in ratings and views on the Zendari Song Contest show is another culprit for their expected withdrawal.
  •  Alirie - On the 7 August, Alirie's head of delegation, Tiffany Pollard stated that Alirie will be withdrawing from the Zendari Song Contest after hosting as they need to put more funding into their military. She also stated that she believes the song contest has run it's course.

Inactive ZBA countries[edit | edit source]

  •  Orontonia - On the 22 August, Television of Orontonia (TOO) was invited to join the contest, however later declined the invitation with no reason.

See also[edit | edit source]