Youro Theme Contest 14

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Youro Theme Contest 14
Names
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Dates
Final date 7 September 2018
Host
Host city The Kaju's Dragoria, The Kaju's
Host broadcaster The Kaju's KTV
Participants
Number of entries 24
Debuting   Blendison
 Iozenia
Withdrawing   Chibcha Republic
 Hellheim
 Ikana
 Orange Island
 Platonia
 Renaoland
 Volbaria
Vote
Voting system 10 favourites are awarded 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points by all participants.
Winning song  Uff Da
Kim Petras - Heart to Break
Youro Theme Contest
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The Youro Theme Contest 14 is set to be the fourteenth edition of the Youro Theme Contest. The edition took place in Dragoria, The Kaju's after their victory in the previous edition with the song En Värld Full Av Strider performed by Jon Henrik Fjällgren Feat. Aninia. This was the first time that The Kaju's had won the contest and therefore the first time they hosted the contest.

A total of 24 countries competed in this edition, where Blendison and Iozenia debuted in the contest. Chibcha Republic, Hellheim, Ikana, Orange Island, Platonia, Renaoland and Volbaria did not compete in this edition. Due to the low amount of countries competing in this edition, there was no semi-final.

The contest was won by Uff Da with the song Heart to Break performed by Kim Petras. The song achieved a score of 114 points, 5 more points than the runner-up from Fire Island. This was the second time that Uff Da had won the contest after previously winning the 11th edition. They also became the second country to have won the contest twice.

Format[edit | edit source]

  • Each edition in Youro Theme Contest consist of a theme chosen by the host broadcaster.
  • If there are 28-37 countries competing, then there will be a semi-final and a final. The top 10 of the previous edition will be pre-qualified to the final, while the rest of the participants will compete in the semi-final. The amount of qualifiers depends on the number of semi-finalists:
    • < 20 semi-finalists: The top 9 + IJ favourite will qualify (20 finalists)
    • ≥ 20 semi-finalists: The top 12 + IJ favourite will qualify (23 finalists)
  • If there are 38 or more participants, then the top 5 of the previous edition will be pre-qualified to the final. The rest of the participants are then split into two semi-finals with 10 qualifiers from each semi-final.
    • The top 9 + IJ favourite will qualify for the final (25 finalists)
  • There are no limits to how many times an artist can participate in the contest. But there are limitations when it comes to how often an artist can participate in the contest.
    • If an artist has participated once, it must wait at least 2 rounds before it can return to the competition. This means that if the artist participated in YTC 12 or later it cannot participate in this edition.
    • If an artist has participated more than once, it must wait at least 4 rounds before it can return to the competition. This means that if the artist participated in YTC 10 or later, it cannot participate before in YTC 15.

Theme[edit | edit source]

  • Each country has to submit an entry that is performed by an artist or several artists where the majority of them have a name similar to you.
  • The name doesn't have to be 100 % identical, but it has to be relatable.
    • , For example, the name Karel is a given name in Dutch and Czech, equivalent to Charles, meaning Free Man. This means Karel could send an artist named Charles.
  • Tho this edition we are not allowed to send worldwide hits or songs with more than 100 m views.

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 and they will also receive a strike. However, they won't be banned from the next edition if they manage to vote in the final.
  • The finalists are also obliged to vote in the semi-final but then as a part of the International Jury and they will decide one of the qualifiers. If a finalist forgets to vote in time, their entry will receive a penalty of minus 25% to their points in the final.
  • 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 and a ban from the following edition. The amount of strikes determine the punishment given by the YBU. Strike or bans received in the semi-final will be deleted if the country votes in the final.


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 Previous country represented Previous result
Celine Dion  Fire Island YTC 1, YTC 6  Fire Island,  The Kaju's 4th, 22nd (DNV)
Gwen Stefani  Arcorar YTC 1  Teardrop Islands 13th
Pablo López (with Juanes)  Richyland YTC 5  Limania 14th

Participating countries[edit | edit source]

All participating countries are obliged to vote and the deadline to do so is 7 September @ 22:00 CEST

Draw Country Artist Song Language Related Name Place Points
1  Limania Daniel Kajmakoski Deset Leta Macedonian Daniel 4 86
2  Southern Slavonia Skillet Brave English Ivan 10 64
3  Hastwyn Josephine Magia Greek Joseph 3 95
4  Bartistan Bartosz Chajdecki & Południce Kołysanka Kruka Polish Bartłomiej 9 71
5  Josem Christina Spatar Marbella English Christian 17 38
6  Rockland The Knife Heartbeats English Karins 18 36
7  Phytopia Woodkid Land of All English Ion 6 76
8  Coco Islands David Carreira Domino Portugesse David 12 59
9  Blendison Danny Ocean Dembow Spanish Daniel 19 35
10  Arcorar Gwen Stefani Cool English Stefan 13 56
11  Esdonia Stephane Legar Comme ci comme ça French Stefan 14 53
12  Julbrendsen Isles Ruby Rose & Gary Go Guilty Pleasure English Gary 15 49
13  Mexerica Richard Marx Hold on to the Nights English Richard 20 33
14  Asgardia Ólafur Arnalds ft. Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir Particles English Olaf 7 74
15  Teardrop Islands Charlie Puth feat. Kehlani Done for Me English Karel 11 64
16  Sotora Kenny G Songbird Instrumental Kenny 21 25
17  Limnoupolitana Quman feat. Dimitris Papasinos Legend English Dimitris 24 12
18  Uff Da Kim Petras Heart to Break English Kim 1 114
19  Iozenia Aggelos Dionisiou Oute Mia Stigmi Greek Angel 22 25
20  Richyland Pablo López ft. Juanes Tu Enemigo Spanish Pál 5 77
21  Fire Island Celine Dion Loved me back to life English Cel 2 109
22  Vivland Eva Parmakova ft. Pavell & Venci Venc’ Ti Gubish Bulgarian Eva 23 23
23  The Kaju's John Newman Fire in Me English Youkhana 8 74
24  Dacla Loona FavOriTe Korean Chae 16 44

Results[edit | edit source]

Final[edit | edit source]

Draw Country Place Points Limania Southern Slavonia Hastwyn Bartistan Josem Rockland Phytopia Coco Islands Blendison Arcorar Esdonia Julbrendsen Isles Mexerica Asgardia Teardrop Islands Sotora Limnoupolitana Uff Da Iozenia Richyland Fire Island Vivland The Kaju's Dacla
1  Limania 4 86 x 7 1 4 4 8 10 10 5 4 10 10 5 5 1 2
2  Southern Slavonia 10 64 x 8 5 12 3 5 5 8 5 1 6 5 1
3  Hastwyn 3 95 10 8 x 5 6 12 12 8 5 8 1 8 4 8
4  Bartistan 9 71 12 3 x 12 10 10 4 10 10
5  Josem 17 38 2 x 1 2 6 8 8 4 7
6  Rockland 18 36 x 12 4 8 1 7 4
7  Phytopia 6 76 12 10 12 x 2 7 4 8 2 7 12
8  Coco Islands 12 59 6 4 x 10 7 6 12 4 10
9  Blendison 19 35 2 x 6 12 2 4 2 4 3
10  Arcorar 13 56 6 2 10 5 1 x 5 12 2 4 3 5 1
11  Esdonia 14 53 10 8 4 1 6 x 6 10 8
12  Julbrendsen Isles 15 49 2 4 1 6 8 6 2 3 x 6 4 3 2 2
13  Mexerica 20 33 3 3 7 x 1 12 7
14  Asgardia 7 74 5 1 7 10 7 3 10 1 3 x 7 1 2 10 7
15  Teardrop Islands 11 64 4 5 12 2 7 8 x 3 7 8 2 6
16  Sotora 21 25 1 5 8 7 x 3 1
17  Limnoupolitana 24 12 2 1 6 x 3
18  Uff Da 1 114 8 10 10 8 1 7 3 1 7 10 8 x 3 12 12 3 8 3
19  Iozenia 22 25 2 7 2 4 2 8 x
20  Richyland 5 77 8 3 6 1 6 5 2 12 7 6 2 2 x 12 5
21  Fire Island 2 109 3 6 12 7 5 3 12 12 3 12 5 10 x 7 6 6
22  Vivland 23 23 10 3 5 1 x 4
23  The Kaju's 8 74 7 7 4 5 6 4 10 3 4 5 1 7 6 5 x
24  Dacla 16 44 4 1 3 6 12 6 12 x

12 Points[edit | edit source]

N° of 12 points Country From
4  Fire Island Asgardia, Bartistan, Limnoupolitana, Mexerica
3  Phytopia Dacla, Hastwyn, Limania
2  Bartistan Arcorar, Southern Slavonia
 Dacla Iozenia, Vivland
 Hastwyn Coco Islands, Blendison
 Uff Da Fire Island, Vovaltik
 Richyland Julbrendsen Isles, The Kaju's
1  Arcorar Teardrop Islands
 Blendison Esdonia
 Coco Islands Uff Da
 Mexerica Sotora
 Rockland Phytopia
 Southern Slavonia Rockland
 Teardrop Islands Josem
0  Asgardia None
 Esdonia
 Iozenia
 Josem
 Julbrendsen Isles
 Limania
 Limnoupolitana
 Sotora
 The Kaju's
 Vivland

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 12th edition gave the following statements regarding their participation in this edition:

Withdrawing countries[edit | edit source]

The following countries have confirmed that they won't be competing in this edition:

  •  Chibcha Republic did not submit a song for this edition, but might return in the future.
  •  Hellheim did not submit a song for this edition, but might return in the future.
  •  Ikana failed to vote in the final of the previous edition, so they are not eligible to compete in this edition.
  •  Orange Island failed to vote in the final of the previous edition, so they are not eligible to compete in this edition.
  •  Platonia did not submit a song for this edition, but might return in the future.
  •  Renaoland failed to vote in the final of the previous edition, so they are not eligible to compete in this edition.
  •  Volbaria did not submit a song for this edition, but might return in the future.

See also[edit | edit source]