Hosted by the dashing Andars Kristianson, Ekoz’s Melodiefestivalen was back on the screens in their country to select their winner who will represent them in the upcoming WorldVision 54, which could be held in their own country. STE showed how well they can host a music competition during their Melfest as they came with superb camera shot and high quality sound equipment. However, only one performance could win, and that was Thor’s, Thor Rikkardson.
You can see here that Melodie (Song) 4 won with a 7 point gap, with Danjel Dintarvaan coming last with 20 points. Tell us, where do you think Ekoz will place in WorldVision 54? Will they do better than WorldVision 53?
The first eight Mehlodhivestoile Songs have been released. Mehlodhivestoile or “Vha Mehlodhivestoile” which means, “The StarSong” is held yearly by BVC, Britonisea, and it is used to pick the Britonish act who will go to the WorldVision Song Contest and the World Hit Festival. Last time, when the first contest was held, Mini Surrey North was picked in the Telm Arena to represent Britonisea in the 47th WorldVision Song Contest in Ekoz. The winning song, “Centre of Attraction” came second in the international vote, and came first in the Britonish vote. With only a few points to spare, the Britonish vote pushed Mini Surrey North to victory. She then went to Ekoz to represent Britonisea and won the competition with 139 points. BVC are hoping to replicate that success in the WorldVision and are hoping that their World Hit Festival act will also live up to expectation.
Here are the eight acts performing in the first semi final.
Performing first is KAYLEY, followed by Gerald Nikssen, Grown Old, Georgina Haitin. Dean Boyst then follows and then RHYTHM&COOL. Etela Tomac, an Izmeduan national, is also hoping to represent Britonisea and she is followed by Tykkard Rubak. According to sites, it is expected that Tykkard is to win the this semi final, and it is also expected that KAYLEY is to go to the Battle Round. But, who is right? We will find out in a month, when nations from around the world are allowed to vote.
National Finals (5)
Izmedu, from time to time, reaches the top 5 and almost always manages to clench s top 3 finish. However, the nation has not won a competition since WorldVision 38. 15 editions later Izmedu is looking for you to vote for who you may think will win for Izmedu!
Kishrael is a four time winner, and once held – alongside Polkopia – the nation with the most amount of wins. However, as Polkopia strives for the 8th win, Kishrael is still on four. It has been nearly 20 editions since the last Kishraeli win, but can they put that spell to an end?
Normandy and Picardy recently joined the double-winner club as they won in Quickenden in WorldVision 51. However, they would like to catch up with the likes of Kishrael and Polkopia in the contest and match their success in WorldVision to their wins in World Hit Festival. With an impressive line up, can Normandy and Picardy win again?
Todlichebujoku is a three time champion, last winning in WorldVision 43 – ten editions ago. Todlichebujoku has had recent dips and so they are looking to better their performance in WorldVision 53, while also (hopefully) winning their 4th Gold.
Out of the confirmed national finals, Mercedini is the only country not to have won not a contest before. Coming back from their peak position of third in Langtree, Mercedini, emotions are high and the WorldVision spirit is just heating up. Will Mercedini clench their first win?
Click the links to go straight to each national final, and make sure you have your voice heard! There are a lot of national finals, as all these nations are hoping to making the international audience help them win the all important WorldVision 49, ahead of WorldVision 50.
One of the contest’s biggest national final has just concluded. Euskal-Doinua1 had 2 semi finals before commencing in to a grand final between six songs. Thanks to Britonisea, Dreamplanet, Ekoz, Ethane, Kalosia, Normandy and Picardy, Saintrabina and Todlichebujoku, Euskirribakondara has their World Hit Festival and WorldVision songs planned out for quite a while.
The song that came 3rd place would represent the nation in WorldVision 48, while the first placed song would represent the nation in WorldVision 49. Samra won the rights to represent Euskirribakondara at WorldVision 49 – the run up to the centennial.
According to sources at Sony Music Ekoz, the huge Ekozian popstar-turned-host Yohanna van Umsaak, responsible for Ekoz’s highest placing at the WorldVision Song Contest, will return to the hugely popular STE show ‘MelodieFestivålen’ next month. Yohanna achieved a 2nd place finish with only two points between her and the eventual winners, Cinderella Ra’ah from Kishrael.
Sony Music Ekoz neither confirmed or denied that Yohanna would return, however they did confirm that she would be releasing music on the same date of the final of MelodieFestivålen; something that all artists are required to do as a rule of the contest. Yohanna’s last release ‘Cool Me Down’ reached number two in the Ekoesestoplistann as well as charting internationally.
For more information on the upcoming MelodieFestivålen, visit ste.ez/melodiefestivålen