Youro Song Contest 23
| Youro Song Contest 23|
|Semi-final date||May 2018|
|Final date||May 2018|
|Host city||Huttiheita, Uff Da|
|Venue||Huttiheita Opera House|
|Host broadcaster||Uff TV|
|Number of entries||47|
|Debuting|| Ikana |
|Returning|| Arcorar |
|Withdrawing|| Asgardia |
|Voting system||10 favourites are awarded 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points by all participants.|
|Youro Song Contest|
The Youro Song Contest 23 was the twenty-third edition of the Youro Song Contest. It took take place in Huttiheita, Uff Da after their victory in the previous edition. They won with the song La Cintura performed by Alvaro Soler, and they achieved a total of 199 points. This was the third time that the country had won the contest and the fourth time that they had hosted the contest as Uff Da was the host country of the first edition as well.
A total of 46 countries competed in this edition, the countries Ikana and Sarque made their debut while Arcorar and Platonia are back in the contest. Sadly 8 countries did not send a song this time, Asgardia, Bazankaiya, Cape Paral, Destiny, Lazanistan, Orange Island, Shotländ and Uvolf. Bartistan was set to perform in the second semi-final but withdraw shortly after the deadline.
The top 5 from the previous edition (Uff Da, Volbaria, Utona, Limania and Mientjeland) are directly qualified to the final while the other 41 countries are split into two semi-finals of 21 and 20 countries. The draw and running order was announced on 4 May.
Hosting Information[edit | edit source]
On 1 May, UTV announced that the city of Huttiheita will be hosting the 23rd edition of Youro Song Contest. Huttihetia is one of the largest city in the country. UTV thinks that different cities of Uff Da deserves to host the contest to show Youro different sides of the country.
Huttiheita lies in southern part of Uff Da, and tourism is quite important, and the summer season is the most popular for tourists from all over Uff Da and Youro. Huttiheita Zoo and Amusement park is the largest zoo in Uff Da. It receives over 900,000 visitors every year. Markens Street is the main pedestrian street in downtown Huttiheita. The Bystranda is a city beach located in Kvadraturen; in addition, Hamresanden beach is the longest beach in Huttiheita. Hamresanden Camping is a popular family camp during the summer season. The city hosts a free concert in downtown Huttiheita once every week in the summer. Outside the city is the industry park Sørlandsparken, which has Sørlandssenteret, the largest mall in Uff Da.
Bidding phase[edit | edit source]
The venue will be the beautiful Huttiheita Opera House which was built in 1863 and is the oldest opera house in Uff Da.
Hosts[edit | edit source]
Carina Dahl will once again be hosting the contest after previously hosting the 8th and 13th edition along with Sandra Lyng. Carina Dahl is one of the most popular female artists in Uff Da.
Sandra Lyng refused to be a host after failing to qualify for final in the 22nd edition, then representing Phytopia.
Format[edit | edit source]
- All competing countries submit an entry chosen either internally by the broadcaster or through a national selection. The entry has to follow the rules given by the YBU. The council have the right to decline the entry if they feel that the entry chosen do not fulfil the rules of the contest.
- The contest will consist of a grand final, and in the case when there are more participants than can reasonably compete in one show, semi-finals will be introduced. The winning country will host the next edition and therefore be pre-qualified to the final as the hosts. In those cases where a country decline to host the contest, they can become pre-qualified as the winning country along with the host of that respective edition.
- The number of competing countries will decide the number of semi finals, automatic finalists and qualifiers from each semi-final according to the rules of the contest.
Youro Council[edit | edit source]
Youro Council is a novelty in Youro Song Contest since the 10th edition. It consists of 7 members and their job is to make sure that all submitted entries to the contest follow the rules set by the YBU. If an entry is considered non-valid by any member, then the council will democratically vote and therefore decide if a country should change their entry.
The council consist of the two supervisors and the four council members. The council members are members elected by the YBU and since YSC 17, they have a permanent seat on the council. As of YSC 22, Dacla joined the council as a permanent member.
Semi-final allocation draw[edit | edit source]
The participating countries have been split into seven pots based on their voting similarity at previous editions of the contest. The voting similarity and pots are calculated by the URTV (Radio & TV Uvolf) and YBU.
The following pots are updated after the 20th edition:
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4||Pot 5||Pot 6||Pot N|
Voting[edit | edit source]
- All competing countries are obliged to vote in their own semi-final. Failing to do so will result in a disqualification of the entry and risk to lose their spot in the final.
- Countries are allowed to vote in the semi-finals they are not competing in, but then as a part of the International Jury.
- All competing countries are obliged to vote in the final.
- Failing to vote in the semi-final or the final will result in a strike. The amount of strikes determine the punishment given by the YBU.
Returning Artists[edit | edit source]
The following artists are returning to the contest after previously competed in one of the earlier editions:
|Artist||Country||Previous edition||The Previous country represented||Previous result|
|Alessia Cara (with Troye Sivan)||Auryville||YSC 14, YSC 16||Cape Paral||27th, 9th (SF)|
|Ayumi||Kashykia||YSC 7||Kashykia||19th (SF)|
|Delta Goodrem||Platonia||YSC 2 (with Gizzle), YSC 8||The Kaju's, Calf Tides||25th, 3rd|
|Dua Lipa (with Calvin Harris)||Vivland||YSC 2, YSC 4, YSC 14||Hastwyn, Dead Island, Josem||13th, 11th, 3rd|
|Ina Wroldsen (with Jax Jones)||Chibcha Republic||YSC 17||Julbrendsen Isles||18th|
|Lana Jurčević||Coco Islands||YSC 2, YSC 10, YSC 17||Southern Slavonia, Medenia, Taurunia||10th, 21st, 14th (SF)|
|Maya Burskila||Southern Slavonia||YSC 10||Bartistan||2nd|
|Molly Sandén||Elliria||YSC 14||Hastwyn||11th|
|My Indigo||Hellheim||YSC 18||The Kaju's||1st|
|The Chainsmokers||Josem||YSC 17||Rockland||26th|
|Troye Sivan (with Alessia Cara)||Auryville||YSC 8, YSC 15||Vaguelone Bay, Volbaria||21st (SF), 9th (SF)|
Participating countries[edit | edit source]
Semi Final 1[edit | edit source]
The competing semi-finalists, Mientjeland, Uff Da and Volbaria are obliged to vote in this semi-final. The deadline to vote is 16 May @ 22:00 CEST! The top 10 + IJ favourite (the country that got the highest score of the not-qualifying countries in the IJ-voting) will qualify to the final.
|2||Platonia||Delta Goodrem||Welcome to Earth||English|
|3||Graustark||Una Healy||Never See Me Cry||English|
|4||Cowland||Moran Mazor||Kim'at Meohavim||Hebrew||15||46|
|5||Coco Islands||Lana Jurčević||Usne Ko Milijun Watti||Croatian|
|6||Julbrendsen Isles||Alexia||La Cura Per Me||Italian||11||53|
|8||Mexerica||Kate Bush||Sat in Your Lap||English||20||38|
|9||Rockland||Godsmack||When Legends Rise||English|
|10||Sotora||Pablo Alborán||No Vaya a Ser||Spanish||14||46|
|11||Hellheim||My Indigo||Crash and Burn||English|
|12||Fire Island||Lxandra||Dig Deep||English|
|13||Presivea Republic||Davichi||Days Without You||Korean||16||46|
|14||Southern Slavonia||Maya Buskila||Breathing||Hebrew|
|17||Saint-Milo||Petite Meller||Baby Love||English||17||46|
|19||The Kaju's||Patty Gurdy||The Longing||English||13||48|
|20||United Fulania||Sweet California ft. Danny Romero||Ay Dios Mío!||English, Spanish||18||41|
|21||Vaguelone Bay||Wulf||All Things Under the Sun||English||12||51|
Semi Final 2[edit | edit source]
The competing semi-finalists, Limania, Uff Da and Utona are obliged to vote in this semi-final. The deadline to vote is 16 May @ 22:00 CEST! The top 10 + IJ favourite (the country that got the highest score of the not-qualifying countries in the IJ-voting) will qualify to the final.
|1||Josem||The Chainsmokers||You Owe Me||English||16||36|
|2||Phytopia||Chinook||Dancing in Flames||English|
|4||Hastwyn||The Alley||No More||English||15||42|
|5||Teardrop Islands||Au/Ra||Panic Room||English||12||51|
|6||Alvinia||Eden Ben Zaken||Kulam Beeilat||Hebrew|
|7||Macedonian Kingdom||Welshly Arms||Legendary||English||13||45|
|8||Renaoland||Sara Sangfelt||I Want You||English|
|9||Vovaltik||Marina Tadic||Novi Zivot||Serbian||11||53|
|11||Dacla||Nova Miller||Turn Up the Fire||English|
|13||Koxeweij||Banx & Ranx + Ella Eyre ft. Yxng Bane||Answerphone||English||21||23|
|14||Riikvania||Niall Horan||On the Loose||English|
|15||Chibcha Republic||Jax Jones ft. Ina Wroldsen||Breathe||English|
|17||Limnoupolitana||Matina||Kiss & Tell||English|
|18||Auryville||Troye Sivan ft. Alessia Cara||WILD||English||19||29|
|20||Vivland||Calvin Haris & Dua Lipa||One Kiss||English||14||44|
|21||Kosma||Feuerherz||In meinen Träumen ist die Hölle los||German||20||25|
Final[edit | edit source]
All of the competing countries are obliged to vote in the final and failing to do so will result in a strike.The deadline to vote is 31 May @ 22:00 CET.
|1||Chibcha Republic||Jax Jones ft. Ina Wroldsen||Breathe||English|
|2||Renaoland||Sara Sangfelt||I Want You||English|
|3||Riikvania||Niall Horan||On the Loose||English|
|5||Limnoupolitana||Matina||Kiss & Tell||English|
|6||Fire Island||Lxandra||Dig Deep||English|
|7||Dacla||Nova Miller||Turn Up the Fire||English|
|8||Rockland||Godsmack||When Legends Rise||English|
|12||Southern Slavonia||Maya Buskila||Breathing||Hebrew|
|13||Alvinia||Eden Ben Zaken||Kulam Beeilat||Hebrew|
|14||Mientjeland||Lena||Beat to My Melody||English|
|15||Platonia||Delta Goodrem||Welcome to Earth||English|
|16||Uff Da||Lorena & Galin||Noshtta Garmi||Bulgarian|
|17||Phytopia||Chinook||Dancing in Flames||English|
|19||Hellheim||My Indigo||Crash and Burn||English|
|22||Coco Islands||Lana Jurčević||Usne Ko Milijun Watti||Croatian|
|23||Limania||Blas Cantó||Él No Soy Yo||Spanish|
|24||Graustark||Una Healy||Never See Me Cry||English|
|25||Utona||The Young Professionals ft. Anna F.||All of It but Me||English|
Other countries[edit | edit source]
Eligibility for potential participation in the Youro Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active YBU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. The YBU will issue an invitation for participation in the contest to all active members. The following countries that competed in the 22nd edition gave the following statements regarding their participation in this edition:
Withdrawing countries[edit | edit source]
- Asgardia did not submit an entry to this edition because of schedule problems.
- Bazankaiya announced during the semis of YSC 22 that they would be withdrawing from YSC 23 due to scheduling issues that would result in the broadcaster not being able to vote. They hope to return in YSC 24.
- Cape Paral failed to vote in the final of YSC 22 and was therefore not eligible to compete in this.
- Destiny failed to vote in the final of YSC 22 and was therefore not eligible to compete in this.
- Lazanistan failed to vote in the final of YSC 22 and was therefore not eligible to compete in this.
- Orange Island announced during the final of YSC 22 that they would be withdrawing from YSC 23.
- Shotländ announced during the final of YSC 22 that they would be withdrawing from YSC 23.