Youro Song Contest 23

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Youro Song Contest 23
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Dates
Semi-final date 16 May 2018
Final date 31 May 2018
Host
Host city Uff Da Huttiheita, Uff Da
Presenter(s) Carina Dahl
Venue Huttiheita Opera House
Host broadcaster Uff Da Uff TV
Participants
Number of entries 47
Debuting   Ikana
 Sarque
Returning   Arcorar
 Platonia
Withdrawing   Asgardia
 Bartistan
 Bazankaiya
 Cape Paral
 Destiny
 Lazanistan
 Orange Island
 Shotländ
 Uvolf
Vote
Voting system 10 favourites are awarded 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points by all participants.
Winning song  Esdonia
CHVRCHES - Miracle
Youro Song Contest
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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.


The winner was Esdonia with the song Miracle performed by CHVRCHES, and this was the first time that the country had won the contest. The song achieved a score of 147 points, just 4 more points than the runner-up from Elliria. This was one of the lowest winning scores to date in the contest.

Hellheim, Chibcha Republic and Kashykia finished on the 3rd, 4th and 5th place respectively. All of them besides Kashykia achieved their best result to date in the contest, and all five countries will be directly qualified to the final of the next edition. Of the debuting countries Ikana and Sarque, only Ikana managed to qualify to the final, and it was not an easy way to the final. They finished last in the semi-final but they managed to qualify through the international jury.

Hosting Information[edit | edit source]

Huttiheita will be hosting the 22nd edition

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.

Huttiheita Opera House

Hosts[edit | edit source]

Carina Dahl

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]

Country Role
 Arcorar Supervisors
 Uff Da
 Alvinia Council Member
 Asgardia
 Bartistan
 Dacla
 Esdonia

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 host nation,  Uff Da (Pot 1),  Volbaria (Pot 1) and  Utona (Pot 3) were exempt from the draw due to being automatically qualified to the final.


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
Feuerherz  Kosma YSC 20  Alvinia 8th
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]

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
1  Kashykia Ayumi Hey-la Kazakh 2 80
2  Platonia Delta Goodrem Welcome to Earth English 10 57
3  Graustark Una Healy Never See Me Cry English 8 67
4  Cowland Moran Mazor Kim'at Meohavim Hebrew 15 46
5  Coco Islands Lana Jurčević Usne Ko Milijun Watti Croatian 4 78
6  Julbrendsen Isles Alexia La Cura Per Me Italian 11 53
7  Mărium Nightwish Sleeping Sun English 9 62
8  Mexerica Kate Bush Sat in Your Lap English 20 38
9  Rockland Godsmack When Legends Rise English 6 77
10  Sotora Pablo Alborán No Vaya a Ser Spanish 14 46
11  Hellheim My Indigo Crash and Burn English 1 93
12  Fire Island Lxandra Dig Deep English 5 78
13  Presivea Republic Davichi Days Without You Korean 16 46
14  Southern Slavonia Maya Buskila Breathing Hebrew 7 68
15  Edria MOMOLAND Bboom Bboom Korean 3 79
16  Sarque Lina X German 19 39
17  Saint-Milo Petite Meller Baby Love English 17 46
18  Ikana Fiordmoss Motherland English 21 25
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]

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
1  Josem The Chainsmokers You Owe Me English 16 36
2  Phytopia Chinook Dancing in Flames English 9 66
3  Esdonia CHVRCHES Miracle English 2 98
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 6 77
7  Macedonian Kingdom Welshly Arms Legendary English 13 45
8  Renaoland Sara Sangfelt I Want You English 8 69
9  Vovaltik Marina Tadic Novi Zivot Serbian 11 53
10  Arcorar CocoRosie Gallows English 18 31
11  Dacla Nova Miller Turn Up the Fire English 3 88
12  Musiclandia Freddie Csodák Hungarian 7 75
13  Koxeweij Banx & Ranx + Ella Eyre ft. Yxng Bane Answerphone English 21 23
14  Riikvania Niall Horan On the Loose English 5 78
15  Chibcha Republic Jax Jones ft. Ina Wroldsen Breathe English 1 109
16  Folklandia Vil'na Bereza Ukrainian 17 34
17  Limnoupolitana Matina Kiss & Tell English 4 81
18  Auryville Troye Sivan ft. Alessia Cara WILD English 19 29
19  Elliria Molly Sandén Freak English 10 64
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]

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
1  Chibcha Republic Jax Jones ft. Ina Wroldsen Breathe English 4 132
2  Renaoland Sara Sangfelt I Want You English 13 98
3  Riikvania Niall Hn On the Loose English 9 109
4  Esdonia CHVRCHES Miracle English 1 147
5  Limnoupolitana Matina Kiss & Tell English 26 53
6  Fire Island Lxandra Dig Deep English 12 104
7  Dacla Nova Miller Turn Up the Fire English 16 89
8  Rockland Godsmack When Legends Rise English 17 89
9  Edria MOMOLAND Bboom Bboom Korean 10 108
10  Kashykia Ayumi Hey-la Kazakh 5 123
11  Ikana Fiordmoss Motherland English 24 62
12  Southern Slavonia Maya Buskila Breathing Hebrew 22 73
13  Alvinia Eden Ben Zaken Kulam Beeilat Hebrew 19 81
14  Mientjeland Lena Beat to My Melody English 6 120
15  Platonia Delta Goodrem Welcome to Earth English 23 69
16  Uff Da Lorena & Galin Noshtta Garmi Bulgarian 21 73
17  Phytopia Chinook Dancing in Flames English 14 97
18  Arcorar CocoRosie Gallows English 25 55
19  Hellheim My Indigo Crash and Burn English 3 135
20  Elliria Molly Sandén Freak English 2 143
21  Musiclandia Freddie Csodák Hungarian 7 118
22  Coco Islands Lana Jurčević Usne Ko Milijun Watti Croatian 20 80
23  Limania Blas Cantó Él No Soy Yo Spanish 8 116
24  Graustark Una Healy Never See Me Cry English 18 82
25  Utona The Young Professionals ft. Anna F. All of It but Me English 15 93
26  Volbaria Victoria Riba Mirame Spanish 27 52
27  Mărium Nightwish Sleeping Sun English 11 107

Results[edit | edit source]

Semi Final 1[edit | edit source]

Draw Country Place Points Kashykia Platonia Graustark Cowland Coco Islands Julbrendsen Isles Mărium Mexerica Rockland Sotora Hellheim Fire Island Presivea Republic Southern Slavonia Edria Sarque Saint-Milo Ikana The Kaju's United Fulania Vaguelone Bay
1  Kashykia 2 80 x 4 7 8 6 4 4 8 4 6 4 7 6 10 2
2  Platonia 10 57 x 4 12 3 4 12 5 1 3 1 12
3  Graustark 8 67 7 x 7 4 10 5 3 1 5 10 2 5 8
4  Cowland 15 46 4 6 x 7 2 8 5 1 6 3 4
5  Coco Islands 4 78 12 3 5 12 x 5 4 8 10 12 7
6  Julbrendsen Isles 11 53 10 x 3 6 6 4 7 3 3 6 5
7  Mărium 9 62 2 x 7 10 8 12 5 2 6 10
8  Mexerica 20 38 3 1 1 x 12 8 12 1
9  Rockland 6 77 5 2 2 12 10 x 10 3 2 10 7 5 5 4
10  Sotora 14 46 10 6 5 1 3 2 x 1 3 4 5 6
11  Hellheim 1 93 1 12 12 6 3 1 8 5 x 12 6 8 8 1 7 3
12  Fire Island 5 78 8 7 2 12 6 x 4 12 7 12 8
13  Presivea Republic 16 46 8 1 10 2 x 10 1 12 1 1
14  Southern Slavonia 7 68 10 1 3 12 7 8 7 1 x 3 8 8
15  Edria 3 79 6 10 3 8 12 8 2 x 10 8 12
16  Sarque 19 39 7 6 1 5 7 2 5 x 2 4
17  Saint-Milo 17 46 5 8 4 7 2 6 4 x 10
18  Ikana 21 25 8 3 12 x 2
19  The Kaju's 13 48 6 10 7 6 10 x 3 6
20  United Fulania 18 41 4 10 2 1 4 10 7 3 x
21  Vaguelone Bay 12 51 2 2 5 3 4 5 6 1 7 5 2 2 7 x

Semi Final 1 International Jury[edit | edit source]

Place Country Points Mientjeland Uff Da Volbaria Vovaltik Arcorar Dacla Riikvania
1  Hellheim 42 10 7 8 8 7 2
2  Kashykia 41 7 8 5 12 1 3 5
3  Ikana 36 2 10 12 12
4  The Kaju's 34 12 8 7 6 1
5  Mărium 28 1 7 12 8
6  Platonia 25 8 7 10
7  Fire Island 18 3 3 2 4 6
8  Coco Islands 18 6 12
9  Vaguelone Bay 17 2 5 2 8
10  Graustark 17 4 12 1
11  Saint-Milo 17 5 5 7
12  United Fulania 16 6 4 6
13  Sarque 15 1 10 4
14  Edria 14 6 2 3 3
15  Julbrendsen Isles 13 5 3 5
16  Southern Slavonia 12 1 10 1
17  Mexerica 10 10
18  Sotora 10 10
19  Cowland 8 2 6
20  Rockland 8 4 4
21  Presivea Republic 7 4 3
Information:

 Ikana qualified through the International Jury

as they got the highest score of the not-qualifying nations in the IJ-voting.

Semi Final 2[edit | edit source]

Draw Country Place Points Josem Phytopia Esdonia Hastwyn Teardrop Islands Alvinia Macedonian Kingdom Renaoland Vovaltik Arcorar Dacla Musiclandia Koxeweij Riikvania Chibcha Republic Folklandia Limnoupolitana Enzowood Elliria Vivland Kosma
1  Josem 16 36 x 3 7 6 3 4 7 1 5
2  Phytopia 9 66 x 3 10 5 2 7 2 3 3 1 4 6 7 7 6
3  Esdonia 2 98 7 6 x 12 2 5 1 6 8 8 3 10 12 8 10
4  Hastwyn 15 42 4 x 3 5 6 3 3 12 6
5  Teardrop Islands 12 51 8 5 x 6 1 6 12 1 5 7
6  Alvinia 6 77 1 12 x 3 12 8 10 7 7 4 5 8
7  Macedonian Kingdom 13 45 2 3 x 4 10 12 5 3 2 4
8  Renaoland 8 69 10 6 1 2 x 5 2 2 2 12 2 8 10 4 3
9  Vovaltik 11 53 6 6 8 3 x 5 1 10 2 12
10  Arcorar 18 31 1 x 10 10 4 6
11  Dacla 3 88 7 8 1 12 10 5 8 1 x 7 5 1 6 10 2 5
12  Musiclandia 7 75 2 8 10 8 6 1 7 2 x 3 8 12 5 2 1
13  Koxeweij 21 23 2 7 4 4 2 4 x
14  Riikvania 5 78 12 10 3 7 8 6 4 x 12 5 1 10
15  Chibcha Republic 1 109 10 12 8 10 12 12 7 1 6 7 8 x 8 8
16  Folklandia 17 34 1 6 12 6 x 4 3 2
17  Limnoupolitana 4 81 5 1 5 7 10 3 10 7 1 5 2 10 x 3 12
18  Auryville 19 29 5 2 7 4 x 6 1 4
19  Elliria 10 64 3 4 4 5 4 5 12 1 7 12 x 7
20  Vivland 14 44 4 8 10 8 6 8 x
21  Kosma 20 25 12 4 4 2 3 x

Semi Final 2 International Jury[edit | edit source]

Place Country Points Limania Uff Da Utona Julbrendsen Isles Sotora Southern Slavonia Sarque Ikana
1  Arcorar 39 5 4 6 12 12
2  Macedonian Kingdom 39 4 7 12 8 8
3  Chibcha Republic 37 7 7 7 4 1 7 4
4  Riikvania 36 2 12 1 1 10 10
5  Dacla 33 5 10 8 6 4
6  Esdonia 30 8 12 10
7  Elliria 28 12 6 2 2 5 1
8  Phytopia 28 1 8 6 5 2 6
9  Musiclandia 27 10 12 5
10  Vivland 24 6 6 7 5
11  Renaoland 21 5 3 3 8 2
12  Limnoupolitana 21 12 8 1
13  Josem 19 8 1 4 4 2
14  Kosma 18 10 3 5
15  Folklandia 17 7 10
16  Teardrop Islands 16 10 6
17  Alvinia 11 3 3 2 3
18  Hastwyn 10 4 3 3
19  Koxeweij 9 2 7
20  Vovaltik 1 1
21  Auryville 0
Information:

 Arcorar qualified through the International Jury

as they got the highest score of the not-qualifying nations in the IJ-voting.

Final[edit | edit source]

Draw Country Place Points Chibcha Republic Renaoland Riikvania Esdonia Limnoupolitana Fire Island Dacla Rockland Edria Kashykia Ikana Southern Slavonia Alvinia Mientjeland Platonia Uff Da Phytopia Arcorar Hellheim Elliria Musiclandia Coco Islands Limania Graustark Utona Volbaria Mărium Enzowood Cowland Folklandia Hastwyn Josem Julbrendsen Isles Kosma Koxeweij Mexerica Presivea Republic Saint-Milo Sarque Sotora Teardrop Islands The Kaju's Vaguelone Bay Vivland Vovaltik
1  Chibcha Republic 4 132 x 7 5 10 7 2 7 7 8 3 6 10 7 7 12 10 12 7 5
2  Renaoland 13 98 x 8 5 7 5 1 2 1 8 5 10 7 6 3 1 7 2 5 7 8
3  Riikvania 9 109 10 2 x 5 4 1 6 12 6 3 4 1 5 12 1 8 3 8 3 7 2 6
4  Esdonia 1 147 x 5 6 5 8 3 1 12 7 8 7 12 8 12 1 10 2 12 5 8 2 5 4 4
5  Limnoupolitana 26 53 4 4 1 x 3 2 5 2 12 5 8 6 1
6  Fire Island 12 104 2 7 4 x 2 12 10 1 8 6 1 7 12 12 4 1 12 3
7  Dacla 16 89 1 4 x 8 3 3 4 4 5 12 4 7 1 6 6 4 1 2 7 2 5
8  Rockland 17 89 1 x 8 10 1 10 3 12 4 12 4 12 8 3 1
9  Edria 10 108 7 10 7 1 x 5 7 5 12 8 10 12 6 6 12
10  Kashykia 5 123 6 1 x 6 4 5 7 7 3 2 5 7 8 4 2 8 10 7 5 10 6 10
11  Ikana 24 62 12 3 12 x 10 3 7 12 3
12  Southern Slavonia 22 73 4 6 x 8 10 10 5 10 6 8 6
13  Alvinia 19 81 7 3 x 4 10 5 2 1 4 6 1 8 12 6 12
14  Mientjeland 6 120 2 12 1 10 3 4 1 6 x 6 2 12 4 1 12 6 6 7 7 3 8 7
15  Platonia 23 69 10 12 x 2 7 1 2 3 7 10 3 12
16  Uff Da 21 73 5 2 10 12 2 x 6 8 6 3 1 10 2 2 4
17  Phytopia 14 97 6 1 8 10 2 2 x 3 1 6 4 8 5 2 2 5 8 3 5 6 6 4
18  Arcorar 25 55 6 7 4 12 x 8 2 10 1 5
19  Hellheim 3 135 5 3 12 3 12 8 7 1 3 12 8 8 5 7 x 4 4 4 1 5 3 4 8 7 1
20  Elliria 2 143 4 8 12 2 3 7 2 x 10 12 8 7 5 2 5 10 3 7 10 4 10 2 10
21  Musiclandia 7 118 8 3 2 10 5 8 4 3 6 4 8 1 x 8 6 2 4 12 5 1 5 1 4 8
22  Coco Islands 20 80 7 4 12 8 10 6 x 3 4 10 3 5 5 3
23  Limania 8 116 12 8 6 2 2 7 1 10 6 x 2 10 12 2 3 8 10 1 12 2
24  Graustark 18 82 2 10 6 6 2 5 5 1 3 x 10 7 8 4 2 3 2 6
25  Utona 15 93 3 6 4 5 12 7 10 x 6 6 8 6 1 4 1 4 10
26  Volbaria 27 52 8 10 1 6 5 x 1 5 4 1 7 4
27  Mărium 11 107 6 3 3 5 10 4 12 10 2 8 x 3 3 1 7 5 12 10 3
Information:

 Macedonian Kingdom failed to vote in time and they will be awarded with one strike and a ban from the upcoming edition.

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.

See also[edit | edit source]