Zendari Song Contest 2
| Zendari Song Contest 2|
|Host city||Jorlynn, Vasseau|
|Presenter(s)|| Thorgy Thor |
Kim Chi (Green Room)
|Host broadcaster||Royal Vasque Broadcasting Association (RVB)|
|Opening act|| Semi Final 1: Zendaya and Zac Efron performing "Rewrite the Stars" with the Vasseaunian national Trapeze team. |
Semi Final 2: Thorgy Thor leading her 120-piece Thorchestra in a mashup version of the top 5 of Zendari Song Contest 1; "Ta Peau", "Strangers", "Rizamyn", "Strange Birds", and "On Your Side"
Grand Final: Thorgy Thor, Zendaya, and Charlotte performing "Wings" by Litte Mix
|Interval act|| Semi Final 1: Kim Chi performing "Fat, Fem, and Asian" |
Semi Final 2: Years & Years performing "King", "Desire", and "Shine".
Grand Final: Charlotte performing "Ta Peau" and "Pars"
|Number of entries||44|
|Debuting countries|| Achalasia|
|Withdrawing countries|| Andoria|
|Voting system||Each country awards 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points to their 10 favorite songs.|
|Winning song|| Qyzylsha|
"Aulë und Yavanna"
|Zendari Song Contest|
Zendari Song Contest 2 is the second edition of Zendari Song Contest. It will be hosted in Vasseau, the winning country from the previous edition. The contest will consist of two semi-finals and a final.
44 countries participated in this edition, with 13 countries competing for the first time, and 5 countries withdrawing from Zendari Song Contest.
On the 6th of January 2018, a list of venues interested in hosting the second edition of Zendari Song Contest was revealed.
Nine 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.
|Aléssandria||Spectre Stade||31,000||Built 2007.|
|Bayenne||Salla de Rêve||52,420||Built 2001. Hosts the local football team, but is also commonly used for live concerts. Hosted Vasque Grand Prix 2, Vasseau's national final for the Second Zendari Song Contest|
|Bayenne Palais||14,700||A Renovated concert hall located in the old castle of Bayenne. Mostly used for state affairs.|
|Épinville||The Épinville Music Hall||26,000||Built 2003.|
|Inje||Jib Deul||54,000||Built in 2013. Known for its extremely high tech facilities and capabilities. Requires a roof.|
|Jorlynn||Monde Aréne||19,640||Built 1998. Mostly hosts concert and state affairs. Hosted Vasque Grand Prix 1, Vasseau's National Selection for the First Zendari Song Contest.|
|Énorme Aréne||61,870||Built 1984, renovated 2011. Mostly used for sports events.|
|Qáloix||Le Fort||24,000||Built 1998.|
|Soissons||Rois Aréne||38,760||Built 1995.|
|Rose||Sigrid||"Don't Kill My Vibe"||#1 (for Fiorenza)|
Everyone is able to vote in both semi-finals. Everyone who votes in the opposite semi that they're not in will have their points added together separately, with the top scorer being the 11th qualifier of each semi-final.
Countries who are not competing in this edition are also allowed to vote, but must vote in both semi-finals in order for their points to be counted.
Semi Final 1
A video showcasing the qualifiers can be found here.
Semi Final 2
A video showcasing the qualifiers can be found here.
A video showcasing the results can be found here.
On the 7th of January 2018, the results of Otbor Yuvia 2 were revealed, and it was announced that Hanna had won the national final with the song "Poteryala Golovu". However, on the 15th of January 2018, Hanna fell during a promotion concert, and broke her neck. This resulted in her not being able to compete in Zendari Song Contest 2. The runner-up of Otbor Yuvia 2, Tess, was asked to take Hanna's place in the contest, but she rejected the invitation. This resulted in NAVIBAND, who managed to place in 3rd in the national final, being asked. They accepted the invitation, and managed to score Yuvia an honorable 4th place in the grand final.
International broadcasts and voting
The contest was broadcasted in over 50 countries.
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
- Andoria - On the 4th of January 2018, The Tribal Council of Mainland Technology Official Broadcasting Unit announced that they would be withdrawing from Zendari Song Contest 2, due to scheduling conflicts, but that they would probably return for the third edition of the contest.
- Bandiaterra - On the 7th of January 2018, the national broadcaster of Bandiaterra announced that they would be withdrawing from Zendari Song Contest due to time constraints. It is unknown if the country will compete in the near future.
- Ikana - Despite originally confirming their participation in the second edition of the contest, Elsendanto Ikano failed to submit an entry to the contest within the designated deadline, and was forced to pull out of the contest. The broadcaster was fined for failing to submit an entry within the deadline.
- Jojo's Reich - On the 9th of January 2018, Nelson Idi Bo Benson Angle announced that they would be withdrawing from the second edition of Zendari Song Contest, but that they would potentially return for the third edition of the contest.
- Sosij - On the 22nd of December 2017, Sosi TV announced that they would be withdrawing from Zendari Song Contest due to severe funding issues within the host broadcaster. It is unknown if the country will compete in any future editions of the contest.