Zendari Song Contest 3

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Zendari Song Contest 3
"Stand United"
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Host
Host city Qyzylsha Ul-Azaar
Venue Azaar Amphitheatre
Presenter(s) John Krasinski
Elina Netsajeva
Host broadcaster Qyzylsha Qyzylshalar Ulutuk Taratu (QUT)
Opening act Semi Final 1: Oonagh performing "Aulë und Yavanna"
Semi Final 2: Sagi Abitbul performing "Mariko"
Grand Final: Elina Netsajeva performing "La Forza"
Interval act Semi Final 1: Zhanar Dugalova performing "Izin Korem" and "Rizamin"
Semi Final 2: MIRA performing "Uit De Tine" and "Bella"
Grand Final: Oonagh performing "Gäa" and "Aulë und Yavanna"
Participants
Number of entries 43
Debuting countries  Borschóviya
 Orblein
 Shairia
 Wåri

Returning countries  Sosij

Withdrawing countries  Chattahoochee
 Cojones
 Landland
 Mayeria
 St. Vitus & Roch
 The Zarélands
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points to their 10 favorite songs.
Winning song  Titonüi
"Feathers"
Zendari Song Contest
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Zendari Song Contest 3 is the third edition of Zendari Song Contest. It will most be hosted in Qyzylsha, the winning country from the previous edition. The contest will consist of two semi-finals and a final.

On the 8th of March 2018, it was revealed that Titonüi had won the contest, with the song "Feathers" by Alida. They received 153 points.

43 countries participated in this edition, with 4 countries competing for the first time, 1 country returning to the contest and 6 countries withdrawing from Zendari Song Contest.

Location

On 5th of February 2018, The broadcaster of the Republic of Qyzylsha announced that it would host the contest and called for various cities throughout the country to place bids to host the contest. After the bidding process had concluded it was revealed that the contest would take place in the city of Ul-Azaar, the capital and largest city, in the Azaar Amphitheatre which had been used as the venue for various concerts and events since being opening in 2009. The arena is one of the most modern in the country and boasts a capacity of 65,000, making it the largest in the country.

Bidding phase

A few 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
Yuzurunut Yuzurunut Park 48,600 Yuzurunut Park is the biggest arena used for sport in Qyzylsha and was the first venue to place a bid to host the contest. This was rumored to be the initial choice of the Qyzylshan broadcaster, however, the arena is much older in comparison to others and is on the opposite side of the city to the airport.
Ul-Azaar Azaar Amphitheatre dagger 65,000 The largest arena in the whole of Qyzylsha and was purpose-built for concerts and international competition in 2009. The Arena was chosen due to its strategic location in the vicinity of the airport as well due to the fact it is equipped with all the latest technology as it hosts major tv events on a regular occasion.
Ul-Azaar Exhibition Hall 16,000 The Ul-Azaar Exhibition Hall was the first arena to be built in the capital and has hosted many internal events raging from The International Book Festival, Art and Design Exhibitions and Comic Conventions.
Ozbülar Stadion Ozbülar 22,800 Stadion Ozbülar is home to Ozbülar FK (Konarski Fudbal Klub) who were willing to finance the building of a roof over the building as currently, the arena was an open air one. QUT deemed the cost of the roof to be too much especially considering there were other arenas who possessed a roof and were in better locations too.
Kunurum Doma Kunurum 36,000 The Doma Kunurum announced their bid to host the contest on February 7th and support quickly amassed for the arena as it was the closest to Oonagh's birthplace of Əyun in the province of Shukhrayan. Despite this, the arena is one of the oldest in Qyzylsha and would have to undergo extensive renovation in preparation of the Zendari Song Contest
Goriyok Goriyok Arena 10,200 Seating 10,200 people, Goriyok Arena, located in the province of Mulur, was the smallest venue to submit a bid to host the contest. However, the owners of the venue stated that it would be good for Qyzylsha to host the contest somewhere other than the main cities as tourists would get a chance to see other cities.

Returning artists

Country Artist Song Previous appearances
 Offriano Elina Born "In or Out" #2 (for  Offriano)
 Teardrop Islands Noah Cyrus (featuring ) "We Are..." #2 (for  Cine)
 Tibiris Lynn Gunn (apart of PVRIS) "My House" #2 (for  Tibiris)

Participating countries

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

Titonüi, Wallica and Yuvia were randomly drawn to vote in this semi-final.

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

A video showcasing the qualifiers 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  Heda Nation English Molly Kate Kestner "Prom Queen" 3 92
02  Shairia English Nicky Tučková "Rich Boy" 18 13
03  Orblein English Skott "Glitter & Gloss" 9 74
04  Gigabyte English Muse "Neutron Star Collision" 19 [1] 30
05  Teardrop Islands English Noah Cyrus ft. "We Are..." 12 61
06  Campre English Matt Cardle & Melanie C "Loving You" 16 46
07  Haña English Mariette "Louder" 7 77
08  Moo English The Struts "One Night Only" 14 [2] 51
09  Alotraxia Russian Sonya "Ukhodi" 6 80
10  Junker English Lady Gaga "Dancin' In Circles" 4 83
11  Cine English Superfruit "Imaginary Parties" 11 64
12  Xobrania English Transviolet "Pretty Head" 10 67
13  Offriano English Elina Born "In or Out" 5 81
14  Sosij English Miss Eaves "TNT" 17 21
15  Coco Islands English Irina Rimes "My Favourite Man" 2 94
16  Diversia French, Italian, English Betta Lemme "Bambola" 8 76
17  Cascadia English Off Bloom "Falcon Eye" 13 59
18  Kalos Republic German Mark Forster "Sowieso" 15 49
19  Vasseau English Purity Ring "Begin Again" 1 100

* Note 1 - Gigabyte 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

Aquazia and Qyzylsha were randomly drawn to vote in this semi-final.

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

A video showcasing the qualifiers 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  Cyan French Slimane "Viens on s'aime" 3 87
02  Fiorenza English Marija Zezelj "Louder Than A Drum" 13 49
03  Wåri Polish Natasza "Juz Nie Pytam" 12 49
04  Tibiris English PVRIS "My House" 9 61
05  Xaliqtyva English Sevdaliza "That Other Girl" 7 71
06  Suczeawa French Amir "Les rues de ma peine" 17 35
07  Wo Xi English Florence + The Machine "Delilah" 1 142
08  Zerox English Beast In Black "Blind And Frozen" 6 71
09  Borschóviya English Dana "Brave New World" 18 34
10  Ayolulek Serbian TeodoRA "Kristijan Grej" 15 [1] 47
11  Fokland English Franco Franco "By The Lake" 8 64
12  Zamolodchikova English Lola Marsh "Wishing Girl" 4 84
13  Nuevo Province English Methyl Ethel "Ubu" 16 39
14  Achalasia English Smash Into Pieces "Merry Go Round" 19 33
15  Skandinavisk Kingdom English Róisín O "Warn Me of Silence" 14 48
16  Olkenland English ionnalee "Samaritan" 2 114
17  Rose Korean Sunmi "Heroine" 5 81
18  Sierra English Natali Felicia Run Like The River 10 58
19  Othar English Boy Epic "Up Down" 11 51

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

Grand Final

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

A video showcasing the results can be found here.

A temporary 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  Ayolulek Serbian TeodoRA "Kristijan Grej" 23 60
02  Sierra English Natali Felicia Run Like The River 19 78
03  Rose Korean Sunmi "Heroine" 7 112
04  Wo Xi English Florence + The Machine "Delilah" 2 140
05  Aquazia English Amanda Delara "Dirhamz" 27 25
06  Titonüi English Alida "Feathers" 1 153
07  Offriano English Elina Born "In or Out" 3 131
08  Olkenland English ionnalee "Samaritan" 8 111
09  Tibiris English PVRIS "My House" 25 48
10  Yuvia English VERIDIA "Still Breathing" 9 102
11  Zamolodchikova English Lola Marsh "Wishing Girl" 5 123
12  Xobrania English Transviolet "Pretty Head" 20 75
13  Cyan French Slimane "Viens on s'aime" 16 83
14 [1]  Qyzylsha Greek Demy "I Alitheia Miazi Psema" 24 53
15  Orblein English Skott "Glitter & Gloss" 14 89
16  Heda Nation English Molly Kate Kestner "Prom Queen" 26 47
17  Fokland English Franco Franco "By The Lake" 10 98
18  Diversia French, Italian, English Betta Lemme "Bambola" 4 131
19  Coco Islands English Irina Rimes "My Favourite Man" 18 79
20  Alotraxia Russian Sonya "Ukhodi" 15 87
21  Wallica French Yelle "Ba$$in" 13 92
22  Zerox English Beast In Black "Blind And Frozen" 12 95
23  Haña English Mariette "Louder" 22 64
24  Vasseau English Purity Ring "Begin Again" 6 115
25  Junker English Lady Gaga "Dancin' In Circles" 17 81
26  Xaliqtyva English Sevdaliza "That Other Girl" 11 98
27  Moo English The Struts "One Night Only" 21 66

* Note 1 - As the hosts of the contest, Qyzylsha were randomly drawn to perform 14th.

Incidents

Shairian entrant

On the 7th of February 2018, it was announced that Dua Lipa was going to be the Shairian entrant in Zendari Song Contest 3, with the song "Genesis". However, on the 8th of February 2018, it was revealed that Dua Lipa had snapped her ribcage, and was forced to pull out of the contest. Later on in the week, The Shairian Life announced that Nicky Tučková would represent Shairia with the song "Rich Boy". On 17th February 2018, Tučková herself revealed that she had to go through a secret selection with 4 other artists like Hildur and Eleni Foureira, to see who would replace Lipa. SBC announced that the selection was meant to be kept secret, forcing Tučková to pay a fine of 10,000 Lurekp. Because of her fine, Tučková decided to have a change of plan in staging, selling the cupboard she was using for 50,000 Lurekp, just so she could get her money back.

Suczewean entry

The winners from O Melodie Din Inimă 2 cooled severely. They will sing in the 4th edition for their country, but for the 3rd edition song will be decided through an internal jury.

International broadcasts and voting

The contest was broadcasted in over 50 countries.

Spokespersons

Other 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

  •  Chattahoochee - Despite placing in the top 5 in the previous edition, National Television of Chattahoochee announced their withdrawal from the contest on the 28th of January 2018, citing time constraints as the main reason for their withdrawal. It is assumed that the country will return to Zendari Song Contest in the near future.
  •  Cojones - On the 7th of February 2018, El Sputniko announced their withdrawal from the contest, due to lack of time.
  •  Landland - On the 7th of Feburary 2018, LandTV announced their withdrawal from the contest, citing bad results as the main reason for their withdrawal, but also that their music taste were not similar to the other countries who were competing in the contest. They did not rule out a return in the future.
  •  Mayeria - On the 5th of February 2018, JM4K announced their withdrawal from the contest, due to coming last in the previous edition. It is unknown if they will compete in any upcoming editions of the contest.
  •  St. Vitus & Roch - On the 5th of February 2018, Víθs Radijos announced that they would be withdrawing from Zendari Song Contest, and that a return was unlikely to happen. A reason behind this decision has not been made public.
  •  Sosij - On the 14th of February 2018, it was announced by the Head of Delegation, Brianna, that Sosij may make a last minute withdrawal from the contest, claiming they were not happy about the process of fat shaming within the competing nations, or the use of names negatively whilst people are not present. Despite this, Sosij decided to stay in the contest.
  •  The Zarélands - On the 2nd of February 2018, the national broadcaster of The Zarélands announced that they would withdraw from the contest due to lack of time, but that they would return in the future.

Inactive ZBA countries

  •  Elune - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Elune submitted votes for the semi-finals, as an international juror. They also submitted votes for the grand final, as part of the Rest of the World jurors.
  •  Franova - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Franova submitted votes for the semi-finals, as an international juror. They also submitted votes for the grand final, as part of the Rest of the World jurors.
  •  Purple Country - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Purple Country submitted votes for the grand final, as part of the Rest of the World jurors.
  •  Rosalina - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Rosalina submitted votes for the grand final, as part of the Rest of the World jurors.
  •  Vendujo - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Vendujo submitted votes for the grand final, as part of the Rest of the World jurors.
  •  Violía - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Violía submitted votes for the grand final, as part of the Rest of the World jurors.
  •  Wallovudia - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Wallovudia submitted votes for the semi-finals, as an international juror.

Gallery

John Krasinski
Semi Finals & Final
Elina Netšajeva
Semi Finals & Final
Azaar Amphitheatre
Arena
Ul-Azaar
Host City
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ElinaNet.jpg
AzaarAmphitheatre.jpg
HostCity.jpg

See also