Youro Theme Contest 8

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Youro Theme Contest 8
Folk Music
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Dates
Semi-final date 22 February 2018
Final date 4 March 2018
Host
Host city Asgardia Nemorya, Asgardia
Host broadcaster Asgardia ATV
Participants
Number of entries 31
Debuting   Chibcha Republic
 Macedonian Kingdom
Withdrawing   Alvinia
 Graustark
 Julbrendsen Isles
 Kosma
 Kashykia
 Lazanistan
 Musiclandia
 Niterus Kingdom
 Orange Island
 Unedig Cymru
Vote
Voting system 10 favourites are awarded 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points by all participants.
Winning song  Teardrop Islands
Eivør - Í Tokuni
Youro Theme Contest
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The Youro Theme Contest 8 will be the eight edition of the Youro Theme Contest. The contest will be hosted in Nemorya, Asgardia after their victory in the previous edition. They earned the rights to host the contest after winning with the song Same Heart performed by Mei Finegold, and this was third time they had won the contest. Which means this edition is the third time that Nemorya and Asgardia are hosting the contest.

A total of 31 countries took part in this edition, where two of them were debuting countries, Chibcha Republic and Macedonian Kingdom. However Alvinia, Graustark, Julbrendsen Isles, Kosma, Kashykia, Lazanistan, Musiclandia, Niterus Kingdom, Orange Island and Unedig Cymru all failed to submit an entry to this edition, which means a total of 10 countries from the previous edition withdrew from this edition.

The contest was won by Teardrop Islands with the song Í Tokuni performed by Eivør. The song achieved a score of 175 points, 72 more than the runner-up from Cowland. The top 5 was completed by Vivland, Limania and Kalipolis.

Format[edit | edit source]

  • Each edition in Youro Theme Contest consist of a theme chosen by the host broadcaster.
  • If there are more than 26-36 countries, 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 are will compete in the semi final.The amount of qualifiers depends on the amount of semi finals:
    • < 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 37 or more participants, then top 3 of the previous edition will be pre-qualified to the final. The rest of the participants are split into two semi finals. 10 qualifiers from each semi final.
    • The top 9 + IJ favourite will qualify to the final (25 finalists)

Theme[edit | edit source]

The theme for this edition was folk music, so any song that is classified as a full or partly folk song are able to compete in this edition.

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.
  • The finalists are allowed to vote in the semi final as well but then as a part of the International Jury and they will decide one of the qualifiers .
  • All competing countries are obliged to vote in the final. Failing to do so will result in a strike.

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
Kristína  Volbaria YTC 7  Volbaria 4th


Participating countries[edit | edit source]

Semi Final[edit | edit source]

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
1  Mexerica Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins You Are Who You Love English 17 39
2  Vivland The Lumineers Ho Hey English 2 101
3  Vovaltik NOX Nem Lesz Több Tánc Hungarian 11 52
4  Auryville Laura Marling What He Wrote English 20 18
5  Esdonia Folknery Karchata Ukrainian 4 93
6  Jeokoch Wulan Tuya Standing in the Meadows of Beijing Mandarin 7 77
7  Macedonian Kingdom Sintezis Me Fatije Macedonian 19 19
8  Saint-Milo Carlos Rivera Recuérdame Spanish 18 30
9  Southern Slavonia L.I.P.E. Zaspo Janko Croatian 6 79
10  Uff Da Setora Ajdodlar Ruhi Uzbek 15 41
11  Josem The Strumbellas Spirits English 16 40
12  Rockland X Ambassadors Renegades English 8 65
13  Arcorar Natacha Atlas Gafsa Arabic 12 46
14  Kalipolis Dulce Pontes Canção do Mar Portugese 14 44
15  Coco Islands Máddji Dawn Light Sami 9 53
16  The Kaju's Faun Diese Kalte Nacht German 3 95
17  Limnoupolitana Amaliya Ah, kolega Bulgarian 21 18
18  Teardrop Islands Eivør Í Tokuni Faroese 1 119
19  Chibcha Republic Shakira La Despedida Spanish 13 45
20  Campre Sonya Isaacs Down in the River to Pray English 10 53
21  Fire Island Alexander Rybak Roll with the wind English 5 91

Final[edit | edit source]

All participating countries are obliged to vote in the final. Failing to do so will result in a strike, and the deadline to vote will be 4 March @ 22:00 CET!

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
1  Southern Slavonia L.I.P.E. Zaspo Janko Croatian 15 60
2  Esdonia Folknery Karchata Ukrainian 14 65
3  Asgardia Kati RAN Suurin Finnish 11 74
4  Dacla First Aid Kit My Silver Lining English 7 85
5  Campre Sonya Isaacs Down in the River to Pray English 17 57
6  Arcorar Natacha Atlas Gafsa Arabic 18 57
7  Cowland Nolwenn Leroy La Jument De Michao French 2 103
8  Kalipolis Dulce Pontes Canção do Mar Portugese 5 93
9  Limania Leo Rojas El Condor Pasa Instrumental 4 93
10  Sotora Dolgormaa Fleecy Clouds Mongolian 9 81
11  The Kaju's Faun Diese Kalte Nacht German 13 72
12  Phytopia Porter Huitzil Spanish 20 46
13  Volbaria Kristína Jablcko Slovak 6 91
14  Hastwyn Gabrielle Aplin Home English 22 40
15  Vivland The Lumineers Ho Hey English 3 101
16  Fire Island Alexander Rybak Roll with the wind English 10 75
17  Vovaltik NOX Nem Lesz Több Tánc Hungarian 21 45
18  Jeokoch Wulan Tuya Standing in the Meadows of Beijing Mandarin 23 0
19  Teardrop Islands Eivør Í Tokuni Faroese 1 175
20  Rockland X Ambassadors Renegades English 12 73
21  Platonia Te Vaka Lakalaka Tokelauan 16 58
22  Coco Islands Máddji Dawn Light Sami 19 52
23  Bartistan Inga & Anush Hay Hay Armenian 8 84

Results[edit | edit source]

Semi Final[edit | edit source]

Draw Country Place Points Mexerica Vivland Vovaltik Auryville Esdonia Jeokoch Macedonian Kingdom Saint-Milo Southern Slavonia Uff Da Josem Rockland Arcorar Kalipolis Coco Islands The Kaju's Limnoupolitana Teardrop Islands Chibcha Republic Campre Fire Island
1  Mexerica 17 39 x 10 12 4 8 5
2  Vivland 2 101 12 x 10 6 12 6 12 12 12 3 10 6
3  Vovaltik 11 52 x 3 1 8 5 1 8 5 10 4 7
4  Auryville 20 18 8 x 1 1 8
5  Esdonia 4 93 6 7 2 x 8 7 10 2 2 10 10 12 2 5 5 5
6  Jeokoch 7 77 5 8 6 x 7 7 10 10 4 6 8 6
7  Macedonian Kingdom 19 19 2 5 x 4 8
8  Saint-Milo 18 30 1 4 4 5 2 x 12 2
9  Southern Slavonia 6 79 3 12 4 12 x 6 5 7 8 12 3 3 2 2
10  Uff Da 15 41 5 8 4 3 3 x 1 3 2 5 7
11  Josem 16 40 6 1 1 5 3 x 1 6 6 3 8
12  Rockland 8 65 7 7 12 1 3 4 4 5 x 7 1 4 10
13  Arcorar 12 46 1 6 6 2 1 6 x 5 8 1 10
14  Kalipolis 14 44 6 8 5 8 12 3 x 2
15  Coco Islands 9 53 5 3 6 7 1 5 3 x 4 7 7 1 3 1
16  The Kaju's 3 95 10 2 10 8 1 6 4 4 6 4 2 x 12 6 7 1 12
17  Limnoupolitana 21 18 3 7 1 7 x
18  Teardrop Islands 1 119 10 3 7 12 10 2 5 8 12 2 10 10 4 x 12 12
19  Chibcha Republic 13 45 4 2 4 2 3 2 8 10 x 7 3
20  Campre 10 53 3 8 10 4 5 7 5 1 6 x 4
21  Fire Island 5 91 2 12 12 7 10 7 8 10 3 2 6 4 8 x

International Jury[edit | edit source]

Place Country Points Asgardia Bartistan Cowland Dacla Hastwyn Limania Phytopia Platonia Sotora Volbaria
1  Teardrop Islands 65 10 3 5 12 12 12 8 3
2  Kalipolis 52 12 8 8 3 7 10 4
3  Jeokoch 47 7 10 12 8 6 4
4  Vovaltik 42 2 6 8 10 7 2 7
5  The Kaju's 39 3 2 6 7 2 7 12
6  Vivland 37 2 5 5 1 12 12
7  Esdonia 34 8 4 10 8 4
8  Rockland 32 3 2 10 6 6 5
9  Arcorar 30 4 12 7 5 2
10  Coco Islands 28 1 1 6 4 3 8 5
11  Southern Slavonia 25 5 5 5 3 7
12  Uff Da 25 6 7 2 10
13  Fire Island 23 1 2 4 6 10
14  Josem 23 4 1 6 2 10
15  Saint-Milo 23 10 8 4 1
16  Chibcha Republic 22 1 3 12 6
17  Campre 14 7 4 1 1 1
18  Auryville 11 3 8
19  Macedonian Kingdom 5 5
20  Limnoupolitana 3 3
21  Mexerica 0
Information:

 Kalipolis qualified as the International Jury favorite.

Final[edit | edit source]

Draw Country Place Points Southern Slavonia Esdonia Asgardia Dacla Campre Arcorar Cowland Kalipolis Limania Sotora The Kaju's Phytopia Volbaria Hastwyn Vivland Fire Island Vovaltik Jeokoch Teardrop Islands Rockland Platonia Coco Islands Bartistan Mexerica Auryville Saint-Milo Uff Da Josem Limnoupolitana Chibcha Republic
1  Southern Slavonia 15 60 x 3 3 6 8 3 5 3 1 1 12 4 3 4 4
2  Esdonia 14 65 10 x 7 8 10 12 6 5 1 6
3  Asgardia 11 74 7 7 x 10 3 1 4 6 8 8 4 4 2 10
4  Dacla 7 85 x 10 6 7 12 10 10 3 2 3 10 4 8
5  Campre 17 57 x 3 12 1 2 5 10 2 2 2 5 8 5
6  Arcorar 18 57 6 6 x 12 6 3 12 2 10
7  Cowland 2 103 2 2 8 6 x 1 10 4 8 10 6 8 3 7 10 1 8 5 4
8  Kalipolis 5 93 12 12 12 5 x 6 1 12 1 8 8 5 10 1
9  Limania 4 93 1 8 2 7 x 5 1 7 7 6 3 7 6 4 7 12 6 3 1
10  Sotora 9 81 4 10 4 2 10 x 5 10 2 4 10 6 12 2
11  The Kaju's 13 72 8 2 3 5 7 5 8 x 2 3 12 6 2 3 6
12  Phytopia 20 46 3 7 2 1 2 x 12 6 3 10
13  Volbaria 6 91 5 1 10 2 3 1 x 7 12 12 8 3 12 12 3
14  Hastwyn 22 40 4 2 4 2 x 2 1 1 4 6 7 7
15  Vivland 3 101 7 6 10 4 x 4 3 12 12 5 8 12 4 8 6
16  Fire Island 10 75 3 6 12 x 2 10 1 6 6 3 3 10 6 7
17  Vovaltik 21 45 4 6 3 8 8 1 6 x 2 2 5
18  Jeokoch 23 0 x
19  Teardrop Islands 1 175 5 10 12 12 12 7 8 12 10 10 8 8 5 4 x 7 10 1 5 10 7 12
20  Rockland 12 73 4 8 6 7 5 8 10 4 x 7 12 2
21  Platonia 16 58 1 1 12 4 4 5 5 x 1 5 5 7 7 1
22  Coco Islands 19 52 6 1 1 5 5 7 2 5 4 7 x 8 1
23  Bartistan 8 84 8 5 4 3 8 4 5 4 7 3 2 3 7 7 5 x 1 8
Information:

 Jeokoch failed to vote in the final, they were disqualified and reserves were used.  Macedonian Kingdom also failed to vote, and both countries will get a strike.

12 Points[edit | edit source]

N° of 12 points Country From
5  Teardrop Islands Arcorar, Campre, Chibcha Republic, Dacla, Limania
4  Kalipolis Asgardia, Esdonia, Phytopia, Southern Slavonia
 Volbaria Josem, Teardrop Islands, Uff Da, Vovaltik
3  Vivland Auryville, Platonia, Rockland
2  Arcorar Bartistan, Kalipolis
1  Campre Volbaria
 Dacla Sotora
 Esdonia The Kaju's
 Fire Island Vivland
 Limania Saint-Milo
 Phytopia Hastwyn
 Platonia Cowland
 Rockland Mexerica
 Sotora Limnoupolitana
 Southern Slavonia Coco Islands
 The Kaju's Fire Island
0  Asgardia None
 Bartistan
 Coco Islands
 Cowland None
 Hastwyn None
 Jeokoch None
 Vovaltik None

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 of participation in the contest to all active members. The following countries that competed in the 7th edition gave the following statements regarding their participation in this edition:

Withdrawing countries[edit | edit source]

The following countries did not submit an entry to this edition:

  •  Alvinia failed to submit an entry to this edition. No reason was given by the broadcaster.
  •  Graustark failed to submit an entry to this edition. No reason was given by the broadcaster.
  •  Julbrendsen Isles announced that they won't be competing due to not being satisfied with the theme.
  •  Kashykia failed to submit an entry to this edition. No reason was given by the broadcaster.
  •  Kosma failed to submit an entry to this edition. No reason was given by the broadcaster.
  •  Lazanistan failed to submit an entry to this edition. No reason was given by the broadcaster.
  •  Musiclandia announced on 10 February that they will not be sending an entry to this edition due to a busy schedule.
  •  Niterus Kingdom failed to submit an entry to this edition. No reason was given by the broadcaster.
  •  Orange Island announced on 10 February that they will not be sending an entry to this edition due to a busy schedule.
  •  Unedig Cymru announced on 10 February that they will not be sending an entry to this edition due to a busy schedule.

See also[edit | edit source]