Zendari Song Contest 5
| Zendari Song Contest 5|
"Go For Gold"
|Host city||Titonovia, Titonüi|
|Presenter(s)|| Fab Freddie|
Tom Grybb (Green Room)
|Host broadcaster||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"
|Number of entries||45|
|Debuting countries|| Elune |
|Returning countries|| Jojo's Reich|
|Withdrawing countries|| Cascadia|
|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|
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.
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.
- 1 Location
- 2 Returning artists
- 3 Participating countries
- 4 Incidents
- 5 International broadcasts and voting
- 6 Other countries
- 7 Gallery
- 8 See also
On the 15th of April 2018, a list of venues interested in hosting the fourth edition of Zendari Song Contest was revealed.
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.
|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||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.|
|Borschóviya||Coeur de pirate||"Crier tout bas"||#4 (for Offriano)|
Semi Final 1
Semi Final 2
* 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 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.
A preview of the automatic qualifiers can be found here.
- 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.
After a scandal regarding the votes of Borschóviya, Fokland, Shairia, Wåri, and Yuvia, it was revealed that 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.
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
- Cascadia - On the 4th of April 2018, Cascasdian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) announced that they would be withdrawing from the fifth edition of Zendari Song Contest, but that they would most likely be returning to either the following edition, or the edition after that.
- Kalos Republic - On the 4th of April 2018, Kalos HD announced their withdrawal from Zendari Song Contest, claiming that they are withdrawing "for good". A reason behind the withdrawal was not given.
- Suczeawa - Suczeawa had originally announced their withdrawal from Zendari Song Contest due to bad results, but that they would return in the following edition. However, on the 10th of April, after a scandal involving their head of delegation, Suczeawa was banned from entering the contest, after breaking the rules of the contest.
Inactive ZBA countries
Semi Finals & Final
Semi Finals & Final
Green Room Host