Zendari Song Contest 6

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Zendari Song Contest 6
"Breaking Barriers"
Zendari Song Contest 6 Logo.png
Host
Host city Sierra Aether Ridge, Sierra
Venue Anson Lau Arena
Presenter(s) Jessica Jung
Paloma Faith
Host broadcaster Sierra Sierra Proton Broadcasting
Opening act Semi Final 1: LANY performing a medley of "Super Far" and "ILYSB"
Semi Final 2: JinSoul, Choerry & Kim Lip performing "Singing In The Rain" and "Sweet Crazy Love"
Grand Final: Sierran traditional music performed by Sierra Traditional Group
Interval act Semi Final 1: Natali Felicia performing "Run Like The River" and "This Summer Is Cruel"
Semi Final 2: Winner's Medley performing "Ta Peau", "Aulë und Yavanna", "Feathers", "Nomer Odin" and "Til I'm Done"
Grand Final: Paloma Faith performing "Crybaby", "Guilty" and "Til I'm Done" with the Bristol Children Choir
Hosts performing a set of Zendari Song Contest songs from the past five editions
Participants
Number of entries 44
Debuting countries  Violía
Returning countries  Andoria
 Landland
Withdrawing countries  Achalasia
 Borschóviya
 Offriano
 Zamolodchikova
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points to their 10 favorite songs.
Winning song  Wallica
"Make Me Feel"
Zendari Song Contest
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Zendari Song Contest 6 is the sixth edition of Zendari Song Contest. It will be hosted in Sierra, the winning country from the previous edition. The contest will consist of two semi-finals and a final.

On the 26th of June 2018, it was revealed that Wallica had won the contest, with the song "Make Me Feel" by Janelle Monáe. They received 151 points.

44 countries participated in this edition, with 1 country competing for the first time, 2 countries returning to the contest and 4 countries withdrawing from Zendari Song Contest.

Location

On the 24th of May 2018, a list of venues interested in hosting the sixth 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
Aether Ridge Aether Ridge National Hall 25,000 Built in 1990. Primarily used for national conferences and occasionally holding events for the SPB in recent years. It hosted Northern Sierra Festival 1. Is considered too old by the broadcaster, despite being the initial choice of SPB.
Anson Lau Arena dagger 10,500 Built in 2002. Recently renovated in 2017 to have a better infrastructure overall. Usually used for holding indoor sports such as basketball, and has seen a rise in bookings in recent years. It is in extreme close proximity to the Aether Ridge International Airport and is the most technologically advanced of all venues.
Kebangsaan Trade Centre 14,050 Built in 2015. Recently held the International World Art Expo in 2016. It is not considered to be an option due to being occupied a couple of weeks prior to the contest by the Sierran Gaming Convention.
Biofrost Varielity Coast Hall 8,900 Built in 2017. Too small to be considered by the broadcaster.
The Stadio 13,900 Location of the most recent League of Legends World Championship. The venue is most used for conventions and mass events due to its immense size. Built in 2014.
Rakan Hope Stadium 15,000 Built in 2000. Too old to be considered by broadcaster, and Rakan is not located near an major airport.
Port Stranton Préstad 13,000 Built in 2012. Port Stranton is not located near a major airport. It hosted the recent Sierran Summit in 2016.

Pots

Pots for the Zendari Song Contest are based off of voting patterns. The pots will be used for semi final allocations for the 6th Zendari Song Contest.

Pot A Pot B Pot C
Pot D Pot E Pot F

Automatic Qualifiers

Although these countries are automatic qualifiers for this edition, each country has still been assigned a pot.

Returning artists

Country Artist Song Previous appearances
 Fiorenza Sigrid "High Five" #1 (for  Fiorenza)
#2 (for  Rose)
 Landland BROCKHAMPTON "Junky" #2 (for  Landland)
 Qyzylsha Zhanar Dugalova "Izin Körem" #1 (for  Alotraxia as a part of KeshYOU)

Participating countries

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

Semi Final 1

Alotraxia, Sierra 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  Jojo's Reich English Bob The Builder "Can We Fix It?" 19 9
02  Skandinavisk Kingdom English Isac Elliot "Eyes Shut" 2 109
03  Wåri Turkish Atiye "Abrakadabra" 13 61
04  Violía English Emilia Ali "Into The Light" 16 39
05  Moo English Now United "Summer In The City" 17 28
06  Shairia Russian Lola Tish "Rozovye Volosy" 15 46
07  Sosij English FAUX "Take Back Time" 1 114
08  Pōuto English GLADES "Do Right" 9 76
09  St. Vitus & Roch English Bring Me The Horizon "Throne" 6 79
10  Rose English July Jones "Jump in the Water" 8 77
11  Teardrop Islands English Asian Doll "Lame Niggaz" 18 16
12  Vasseau English VINCINT "Marrow" 3 103
13  Xaliqtyva English Marketa Irglova "The Leading Bird" 12 67
14  Xobrania English Alice Glass "Without Love" 7 78
15  Andoria English Gramatik "Hit That Jive" 11 73
16  Zerox English Tom Walker "Leave A Light On" 5 86
17  Othar Korean, English EXID "DDD" 14 51
18  Chattahoochee English Red "Gone" 4 89
19  Elune English Valentino Khan "Deep Down Low" 10 75

Semi Final 2

Cine and Nuevo Province 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  Fiorenza English Sigrid "High Five" 8 84
02  Campre Portuguese MC Lan "Rabetao" 19 14
03  Purple Country Turkish Hadise "Sifir Tolerans" 14 54
04  Olkenland English MUNA "I Know A Place" 6 89
05  Wo Xi English Kelela "LMK" 2 101
06  Diversia Portuguese Dino D'Santiago "Nova Lisboa" 20 5
07  Haña English Vanotek ft. Eneli "Back To Me" 3 97
08  Heda Nation English Ina Wroldsen "Remember Me" 4 93
09  Landland English BROCKHAMPTON "Junky" 16 29
10  Aquazia English Bülow "Not A Love Song" 5 91
11  Coco Islands English Gezza "Fall in Love" 12 57
12  Yuvia English Merna "Better Run" 15 42
13  Fokland English ONUKA "19 86" 10 74
14  Junker English Shirin "Back to the Basics" 7 88
15  Wallica English Janelle Monáe "Make Me Feel" 1 114
16  Qyzylsha Kazakh Zhanar Dugalova "Izin Körem" 13 56
17  Cyan French Suzane "L'insatisfait" 9 78
18  Orblein English Beatrich "Superstar" 11 63
19  Ayolulek Serbian Tea Tairovic "Nevolja" 17 28
20  Tibiris English BLOODBOUND "Battle In The Sky" 18 19

Grand Final

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  Sosij English FAUX "Take Back Time" 8 108
02  Olkenland English MUNA "I Know A Place" 5 116
03  Chattahoochee English Red "Gone" 18 75
04  Cyan French Suzane "L'insatisfait" 3 138
05  Fokland English ONUKA "19 86" 10 104
06  Zerox English Tom Walker "Leave A Light On" 11 98
07  Nuevo Province English St. Vincent "Los Ageless" 7 112
08  Qyzylsha Kazakh Zhanar Dugalova "Izin Körem" 20 72
09  Elune English Valentino Khan "Deep Down Low" 9 108
10  Xobrania English Alice Glass "Without Love" 14 89
11  St. Vitus & Roch English Bring Me The Horizon "Throne" 6 116
12  Aquazia English Bülow "Not A Love Song" 22 68
13  Haña English Vanotek ft. Eneli "Back To Me" 4 117
14 [1]  Sierra English Talitha Tan "Please Stay" 26 62
15  Cine English Cher "Woman's World" 15 81
16  Wåri Turkish Atiye "Abrakadabra" 13 90
17  Rose English July Jones "Jump in the Water" 27 0 [2]
18  Wallica English Janelle Monáe "Make Me Feel" 1 151
19  Titonüi English Liv Dawson "Talk" 19 74
20  Fiorenza English Sigrid "High Five" 25 63
21  Alotraxia English Calum Scott "What I Miss Most" 21 70
22  Pōuto English GLADES "Do Right" 24 64
23  Heda Nation English Ina Wroldsen "Remember Me" 12 92
24  Vasseau English VINCINT "Marrow" 16 78
25  Wo Xi English Kelela "LMK" 2 149
26  Junker English Shirin "Back to the Basics" 17 76
27  Skandinavisk Kingdom English Isac Elliot "Eyes Shut" 23 65

  • Note 1 - As the hosts of the contest, Sierra were randomly drawn to perform 14th.
  • Note 2 - After a scandal involving their head of delegations, Rose was disqualified from the grand final, and all points awarded to Rose were nullified.

Incidents

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

  •  Achalasia - It was unknown if Achalasia's participation in Zendari Song Contest would continue. Several newspapers reported that Achalasia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) was contemplating withdrawing from the contest. However, there were no official announcements until the 22nd of May 2018, when ABC announced their withdrawal from Zendari Song Contest, when they said that the contest was not what they had hoped it would be. They have no intention of returning in the future, and as a result, they were downgraded to an inactive member of the Zendari Broadcasting Association.
  •  Borschóviya - Despite originally confirming their participation in the sixth edition of Zendari Song Contest, on the 17th of May 2018, it was revealed that the national broadcaster had received 3 strikes, by blockvoting and failing to submit their votes two times. This resulted in their membership in the Zendari Broadcasting Association to be revoked.
  •  Offriano - Originally, Offrian National Television announced on the 4th of May 2018 that they would be taking a break from Zendari Song Contest to clear up their television schedule, but that they would be returning in the near future. On the 14th of May, ONT announced that they had changed their minds, but on the 20th of May, they reported that they would be withdrawing once more.
  •  Sosij - Sosi TV announced back in March 2018 that they would temporarily withdraw from the fifth edition or the sixth edition of Zendari Song Contest due to funding issues. It is assumed that the country will withdraw from this edition of the contest, but that they will be back in the future. It was confirmed on 17th May 2018 that Sosij would compete, after the broadcaster received funding from the government, a brown envelope from Wo Xi, and 5,000 from a GoFundMe fundraiser.
  •  Zamolodchikova - On the 16th of May 2018, Ktoetot Denrozhdeniya announced their withdrawal from their contest, citing time restraints as the main reason.

Inactive ZBA countries

  •  Alirie - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Alirie submitted votes for the grand final, as part of the Rest of the World jurors.
  •  Carlamastia - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Carlamastia 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.
  •  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.
  •  Ikana - Several newspapers in Ikana had claimed that Elsendanto Ikano was considering returning to Zendari Song Contest. No official statements were made regarding their participation, and on the 22nd of May 2018, it was revealed that they were not on the list.
  •  Oofaria - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Oofaria 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.
  •  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 semi-finals, as an international juror.
  •  Rhosỳna - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Rhosỳna 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.
  •  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.
  •  Sangviland - Despite applying to be apart of the contest (but failing to join, due to the current edition being full), Sangviland 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.
  •  The Zarélands - Broadcasting of the Democratic Republic of the Zarélands had expressed their desire to return to Zendari Song Contest, but that several issues are hindering their return for the sixth edition. It was rumoured that they will return to the contest in the seventh edition.

See also