Zendari Song Contest 5

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Zendari Song Contest 5
"Go For Gold"
Zendari Song Contest 5 Logo.png
Host
Host city Titonüi Titonovia, Titonüi
Venue Cupola
Presenter(s) Fab Freddie
Jaiden Animations
Tom Grybb (Green Room)
Host broadcaster Titonüi Titonüiyia Television
Opening act Semi Final 1: Fab Freddie performing "It's Zendari Time! Hoodiladi!"
Semi Final 2: Serhat & Martha Wash performing "I Didn't Know"
Grand Final: Olya Polyakova performing "Lyuli", "Pervoye Leto Bez Nego" and "Nomer Odin"
Interval act Semi Final 1: "Runway Queens"; A runway segment featuring several drag queens
Semi Final 2: Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band & Olivia Holt performing "Bad Dancer" and "Generous"
Grand Final: Sketch with the hosts; "We've Run Out Of Money"
Participants
Number of entries 45
Debuting countries  Elune
 Purple Country

Returning countries  Jojo's Reich
 Tibiris

Withdrawing countries  Cascadia
 Kalos Republic
 Suczeawa
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points to their 10 favorite songs.
Winning song  Sierra
"'Til I'm Done"
Zendari Song Contest
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Zendari Song Contest 5 is the fifth edition of Zendari Song Contest. It will be hosted in Titonüi, the winning country from the previous edition. The contest will consist of two semi-finals and a final.

On the 17th of May 2018, it was revealed that Sierra had won the contest, with the song "'Til I'm Done" by Paloma Faith. They received a record-breaking 193 points.

45 countries participated in this edition, with 2 countries competing for the first time, 2 countries returning to the contest and 3 countries withdrawing from Zendari Song Contest.

Location

On the 15th of April 2018, a list of venues interested in hosting the fourth edition of Zendari Song Contest was revealed.

Bidding phase

Seven 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

Location Name Capacity Notes
Titonovia Diamantpunkten 48,350 Built 2011. Mostly used for live concerts. Host venue for Zendari Song Contest 1. Hosted one edition of A Choice for Titonüi.
Cupola dagger 10,900 This venue, which is a giant dome, hosts several indoor sport-related competitions. Has also hosted four editions of A Choice for Titonüi.
Nordale KSU Arena 66,750 Has a retractable roof. Built 2003.
Rasp Vinüri 9,950 Built 2018. This arena is not eligible, because it does not fit the minimum capacity requirement.
Senippiku Hyang-Donchi Arena 13,000 Built 2015. This venue is rumoured to not be picked, as it was the host venue for Zendari Song Contest 4.
Temekylopia The Square 27,000 Built 1987.
Paramoisu Arena 33,250 Built 1998.

Returning artists

Country Artist Song Previous appearances
 Borschóviya Coeur de pirate "Crier tout bas" #4 (for  Offriano)

Participating countries

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

Semi Final 1

Xaliqtyva and Xobrania were randomly drawn to vote in this semi-final.

A playlist can be found here, and a recap 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  Nuevo Province English PNAU "Go Bang" 4 88
02  Offriano English Cascada "Fever" 15 49
03  Sierra English Paloma Faith "‘Til I’m Done" 3 100
04  Ayolulek Serbian Dušica Grabović "Nedostupna" 16 48
05  Skandinavisk Kingdom English The Magician ft. Brayton Bowman "SHY" 19 34
06  Pōuto English Ball Park Music "The Perfect Life Does Not Exist" 20 22
07  Junker English Alexandra Stan "Mami" 2 103
08  Campre Portugese Fernando Daniel "Espera" 8 68
09  Othar Korean BESTie "Excuse Me" 9 67
10  Qyzylsha Greek Eleni Foureira "Mono Gia Sena" 12 55
11  Cyan English Hayley Kiyoko "Curious" 14 50
12  Fiorenza English Trevor Moran "Sinner" 7 73
13  Haña English Lady Leshurr "Black Panther" 10 65
14  Orblein English Between Mountains "Into the Dark" 13 51
15  Elune English Blood on the Dance Floor "Sexting" 18 36
16  Tibiris English Kirsten Joy "Written In The Sky" 17 38
17  Jojo's Reich English Elton Britt "Uranium Fever" 6 77
18  St. Vitus & Roch English Indiana "Solo Dancing" 1 110
19  Zerox English Sam Tsui & Christina Grimmie "Just A Dream" 5 84
20  Moo English H.E.A.T "Eye of the Storm" 11 58

Semi Final 2

Borschóviya, Coco Islands and Titonüi were randomly drawn to vote in this semi-final.

A playlist can be found here, and a recap 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  Achalasia English Fenris "Hometown" 16 31
02  Diversia English Aja "Finish Her" 20 [1] 30
03  Heda Nation English Ulrika "Echoes" 1 78
04  Zamolodchikova Russian Olga Romanovskaya "Derzhi Menya Krepche" 19 [1] 30
05  Rose English Ariana Grande "Dangerous Woman" 15 33
06  Aquazia English BANKS "Fuck With Myself" 3 77
07  Shairia English King Deco "Castaway" 6 53
08  Wåri Russian Manizha "Lyustra" 8 46
09  Yuvia English Hildur "I'll Walk With You" 11 [2] 42
10  Teardrop Islands English Qveen Herby "Wifey" 7 [2] 51
11  Wo Xi Wawa, English Hitchhiker "11" 18 23
12  Fokland English Azealia Banks "Anna Wintour" 9 43
13  Purple Country Russian MakSim "Štampy" 12 38
14  Vasseau English Allie X "Paper Love" 2 77
15  Cine English Kylie Minogue "Dancing" 5 60
16  Alotraxia Armenian Srbuk "Yete Karogh Es" 4 71
17  Wallica English Charlotte OC "Blackout" 17 30
18  Chattahoochee English Anavae "Anti-Faith" 13 37
19  Olkenland Faroese Eivør "Í Tokuni" 10 43
20  Sosij English Borgeous, Tre Sera ft. Avena Savage "Give Em What They Came For" 14 35

* Note 1 - Diversia & Zamolodchikova failed to vote in the second semi-final, and as a result, they were disqualified and automatically placed last.
* Note 2 - After a scandal regarding the votes of  Borschóviya,  Fokland,  Shairia,  Wåri, and  Yuvia, it was revealed that Yuvia Yuvia only qualified to the final by use of block voting. Therefore, all of their votes were nullified and  Teardrop Islands were revealed to be replacing Yuvia in the Grand Final after re-calculating the votes.

Grand Final

A preview of the automatic qualifiers can be found here.

A playlist can be found here, and a recap 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 [1]  Titonüi English Emma Blackery "Dirt" 5 134
02  Wo Xi Wawa, English Hitchhiker "11" 14 79
03  Fokland English Azealia Banks "Anna Wintour" 22 64
04  Borschóviya French Coeur de pirate "Crier tout bas" 27 [2] 86
05  Cine English Kylie Minogue "Dancing" 4 139
06  Heda Nation English Ulrika "Echoes" 15 76
07  Vasseau English Allie X "Paper Love" 20 70
08  Shairia English King Deco "Castaway" 13 79
09  Olkenland Faroese Eivør "Í Tokuni" 6 127
10  Othar Korean BESTie "Excuse Me" 17 72
11  Haña English Lady Leshurr "Black Panther" 7 120
12  Campre Portugese Fernando Daniel "Espera" 19 71
13  Xobrania English Mayka "Rich" 18 71
14  Teardrop Islands English Qveen Herby "Wifey" 23 61
15  Alotraxia Armenian Srbuk "Yete Karogh Es" 3 139
16  Coco Islands English Caitlyn "J'ai Compris" 25 58
17  Aquazia English BANKS "Fuck With Myself" 10 96
18  Cyan English Hayley Kiyoko "Curious" 21 68
19  St. Vitus & Roch English Indiana "Solo Dancing" 12 91
20  Wåri Russian Manizha "Lyustra" 9 98
21  Sierra English Paloma Faith "‘Til I’m Done" 1 193
22  Zerox English Sam Tsui & Christina Grimmie "Just A Dream" 26 54
23  Xaliqtyva Spanish MINA "Niña Mala" 24 58
24  Nuevo Province English PNAU "Go Bang" 2 181
25  Junker English Alexandra Stan "Mami" 8 102
26  Fiorenza English Trevor Moran "Sinner" 11 92
27  Jojo's Reich English Elton Britt "Uranium Fever" 16 73

  • Note 1 - As the hosts of the contest, Titonüi were randomly drawn to perform 1st.
  • Note 2 - Borschóviya failed to vote in the grand final, and as a result, they were disqualified and automatically placed last.

Incidents

Blockvoting

After a scandal regarding the votes of  Borschóviya,  Fokland,  Shairia,  Wåri, and  Yuvia, it was revealed that Yuvia Yuvia only qualified to the final by use of block voting. Thus,  Teardrop Islands were revealed to be replacing Yuvia in the Grand Final. Each of the accused nations was given a strike and a warning that promised permanent expulsion if the activity continued in the Grand Final.

Technical difficulties during the results show

On the 17th of May 2018, when the results were about to be revealed, the hosts gave some information about the contest. However, during their speech, their microphones were shut off. The problem was resolved after a few seconds, but it made the hosts not able to recover very well.

During the results show, Twitter started speculating with rumours about the results show being sabotaged. The ZBA has yet to respond to these claims.

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

Inactive ZBA countries

  •  Alirie - Despite not applying to be apart of the contest in time, Alirie submitted votes for the grand final, as part of the Rest of the World jurors.
  •  Carlamastia - Despite not applying to be apart of the contest in time, Carlamastia submitted votes for the grand final, as part of the Rest of the World jurors.
  •  Draydal - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Draydal submitted votes for the grand final, as part of the Rest of the World jurors.
  •  Putslopistan - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Putslopistan 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 semi-finals, as an international juror. They also 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 semi-finals, as an international juror. They also 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.

Gallery

Fab Freddie
Semi Finals & Final
Jaiden Animations
Semi Finals & Final
Tom Grybb
Green Room Host
Cupola
Arena
Titonovia
Host City
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See also