Zendari Song Contest 17

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Zendari Song Contest 17
Don't Be Defined
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Dates
Semi-final(s) 2 November 2019
Final 14 November 2019
Host
Host city Yakolira Modisha, Yakolira
Venue Palise lo Melodiyene
Presenter(s) Ed Balls
Florence Welch
Oliver Thorn
Host broadcaster Yakolira Yakoliran National Broadcasting (YNB)
Opening act Semi Final 1: M¥SS KETA performing "Una Donna Che Conta"
Semi Final 2: Sam Fender performing "Hypersonic Missiles" and "Dead Boys"
Grand Final: Flag parade and traditional Yakoliran dance performance
Interval act Semi Final 1: Ted Loveday says "Hapax Legomenon" until dragged off by security
Semi Final 2: The audience is legally allowed to attack Blaire White through any means necessary
Grand Final: M¥SS KETA performing "Una Vita in Capslock" and Florence Welch exists
Participants
Number of entries 43
Returning countries  Diversia
 Omiina
 Sangviland
 Sutru
 Shairia

Withdrawing countries  Atkanzia
 Aquazia
 Haña
 Wallica
 Zamolodchikova
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points to their 10 favorite songs.
Winning song  Sangviland
"Die Young"
Zendari Song Contest
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Zendari Song Contest 16 is the seventeenth edition of Zendari Song Contest. It was hosted in Modisha, Yakolira, the winning country of the previous edition. The contest consisted of two semi-finals and a final.

On the 14th November 2019, it was revealed that Sangviland had won the contest for the first time, with the song "Die Young" by Kesha. They received 163 points.

43 countries participated in this edition, with 5 countries returning and a 5 countries withdrawing from Zendari Song Contest.

Location[edit | edit source]

A list of venues interested in hosting the seventeenth edition of Zendari Song Contest was revealed. 3 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
Modisha Palise lo Melodiyene dagger 23,458 Main venue in Yakolira, hosts several major concerts and national music events
Girali Arena Giraliye Considered a strong contender for hosting until the City of Girali Council pulled out of the race, citing budget concerns.
Ziyabata Chale Diyamontiye Has hosted many events in the past, but Ziyabati did not have enough hotel capacity to be able to host.

Participating countries[edit | edit source]

Semi Final 1[edit | edit source]

Draydal and Fokland 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  Rosalina English Far East Movement, Tiffany, King Chain "Don't Speak" 1 87
02  Xobrania English Imogen Heap "Hide and Seek" 5 69
03  Yuvia English GRACEY "If You Loved Me" 14 52
04  Kuurahvas Englsih CamelPhat, Christoph, Jem Cooke "Breathe" 3 86
05  Nuevo Province English Empress Of "Standard" 7 64
06  Moo English Mark Ronson, YEBBA "Don't Leave Me Lonely" 11 [2] 53
07  Birmanda English Hilary Duff "Sparks" 4 83
08  Junker English Loreen "Walk With Me" 6 67
09  Elune English Call Me Karizma "Monster" 8 64
10  Chattahoochee English STARSET "Trials" 12 53
11  Sutru English Gwen Stefani "Hollaback Girl" 19 [1] 70
12  United Ecàlh Republic English Tragic Sasha "Fall On My Feet" 16 40
13  Sosij English MIKA "Tomorrow" 9 62
14  Üsmile English, Arabic Mehdi Bahmad "H.E.N.N.A." 18 32
15  Purple Country English Hooverphonic "Horrible Person" 13 53
16  Nougoeso English Au/Ra "Dance In The Dark" 10 54
17  Omiina English Absofacto "Dissolve" 15 45
18  Tibiris English My Diligent Future "Dreamchaser" 17 39
19  Marnos English Crimson Apple "Somebody" 2 87

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

Semi Final 2[edit | edit source]

Yakolira, Xo'jhayli and Violía 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  Diversia English, French, Korean, Spanish Everglow "Adios" 13 61
02  Karanova English SG Lewis, Clairo "Better" 11 62
03  Leguya English Sabrina Carpenter "Looking At Me" 10 67
04  Epral English, Japanese Yayoi Daimon "No Bra!" 8 73
05  Frendakia English Moniqué & Mark Les "Promise" 17 42
06  Vovaltik English, Korean 3YE "Out Of My Mind (OOMM)" 7 79
07  Cruona Tatar TATARKA "Au" 3 93
08  Ceflodoziya English Pia Mia, Chris Brown, Tyga "Do It Again" 16 45
09  Zerox English DELAIN "Burning Bridges" 19[3] 18
10  Cyan Hebrew Noa Kirel "Killer" 14 52
11  Sangviland English Kesha "Die Young" 2 107
12  Shairia English Molina "Hey Kids" 15 46
13  Wåri English Azealia Banks "Yung Rapunxel" 12 62
14  Mond Sabyar English LAFAWNDAH "Daddy" 4 84
15  Rhosỳna English Mabel "Mad Love" 9 73
16  Wo Xi English FKA twigs "Home with You" 1 125
17  Hexia English Fear Of Domination "Dead Weight" 18 24
18  Laigheann English Tessa Violet "Games" 6 81
19  Xaliqtyva Japanese REOL "Phanto(me)" 5 82

* Note 3 - Moo 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 Mabel "Mad Love" 4 130
02  Junker English Loreen "Walk With Me" 17 78
03  Draydal Spanish MC Lan, Skrillex, TroyBoi, Ludmilla, Ty Dolla $ign "Malokera" 27 25
04  Xobrania English Imogen Heap "Hide and Seek" 11 103
05  Birmanda English Hilary Duff "Sparks" 12 93
06  Fokland English MAiKA "River Sava" 13 92
07  Sangviland English Kesha "Die Young" 1 162
08  Vovaltik English, Korean 3YE "Out Of My Mind (OOMM)" 8 115
09  Nuevo Province English Empress Of "Standard" 7 123
10  Kuurahvas Englsih CamelPhat, Christoph, Jem Cooke "Breathe" 10 105
11  Leguya English Sabrina Carpenter "Looking At Me" 25 49
12  Xaliqtyva Japanese REOL "Phanto(me)" 3 148
13  Sosij English MIKA "Tomorrow" 16 81
14  Epral English, Japanese Yayoi Daimon "No Bra!" 6 123
15  Moo English Mark Ronson, YEBBA "Don't Leave Me Lonely" 14 86
16  Cruona Tatar TATARKA "Au" 5 127
17  Nougoeso English Au/Ra "Dance In The Dark" 18 77
18  Wo Xi English FKA twigs "Home with You" 2 153
19  Rosalina English Far East Movement, Tiffany, King Chain "Don't Speak" 9 114
20  Violía English Tess "The Lake" 26 44
21 [1]  Yakolira English Cosmo Sheldrake "Wriggle" 20 71
22  Xo'jhayli English SOPHIE feat. Kim Petras & BC Kingdom "Reason Why" 22 56
23  Laigheann English Tessa Violet "Games" 19 77
24  Elune English Call Me Karizma "Monster" 21 58
25  Marnos English Crimson Apple "Somebody" 24 54
26  Mond Sabyar English LAFAWNDAH "Daddy" 15 84
27  Zerox English DELAIN "Burning Bridges" 23 56

* Note 1 - As the hosts of the contest, Yakolira were randomly drawn to perform 21st.

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]

  •  Zamolodchikova - On the 3 October, Zamolodchikova was confirmed to be withdrawing from the contest, having failed to vote in both the Semi Final and Grand Final in the previous edition.

Inactive ZBA countries[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]