Redditvision Song Contest 2

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Redditvision Song Contest 2
DenmarkFlag.png
Dates
Song submission 15 January - 20 January 2017
Final 21 January - 27 January 2017
Live show 28 January - 1 February 2017
Host
Host city DenmarkFlag.png Copenhagen, Denmark
Host u/ShellEase
Participants
Number of entries 34
Debuting countries BrazilFlag.png Brazil
EquatorialGuineaFlag.png Equatorial Guinea
EstoniaFlag.png Estonia
JapanFlag.png Japan
KazakhstanFlag.png Kazakhstan
KenyaFlag.png Kenya
LatviaFlag.png Latvia
LithuaniaFlag.png Lithuania
MalaysiaFlag.png Malaysia
MexicoFlag.png Mexico
MonacoFlag.png Monaco
MoroccoFlag.png Morocco
NewZealandFlag.png New Zealand
NIrelandFlag.png Northern Ireland
PakistanFlag.png Pakistan
ScotlandFlag.png Scotland
SpainFlag.png Spain
TongaFlag.png Tonga
UkraineFlag.png Ukraine
VaticanCityFlag.png Vatican City
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points to their 10 favorite songs.
Winning song "Luce che entra"
ItalyFlag.png Italy
Redditvision Song Contest
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Redditvision Song Contest 2 was the second edition of the Redditvision Song Contest. It was hosted in Copenhagen, Denmark following u/ShellEase's win in Berlin with the song "Time Machine", performed by Ingrid Michaelson. The restriction set for this edition was that the "song cannot be released before 2013".

The live show began on 28 January 2017. On 1 February 2017, the winner of the contest was revealed to be u/Wierdmeansawesome and Italy with the song "Luce che entra", written and performed by Lorenzo Fragola. The song won without receiving a single 12 points.

Background

Following the first edition, confusion and discussion arose around the rules of the contest. The moderators decided to put up a survey in order to determine the rules. The loose country rule of Redditvision, where there doesn't need to be a connection between the artist and the country, was in particular a hot topic. Originally, a user would have to use the same country every edition, but the survey results gave way for a more free way of claiming countries. Only the host would get first rights to a country, while the rest of the delegates would go through a first-come, first-serve system. Also introduced were the host-based restrictions, where the host would have the opportunity to restrict song length, maximum song age, maximum YouTube view count in addition to deciding the scheduling of the contest.

For this edition, a song length and age restriction was imposed: all songs had to be between 3:00 and 4:30 minutes long, and had to be released from 2014 onwards.

Participants

Thirty-four countries participated in the contest. However, 6 countries were disqualified and banned, as they were revealed to be all monitored by one person using them as a measure of cheating. In addition, Monaco was also disqualified after failing to vote. It only consisted of one final, making this the largest ever final of the contest.

With 34 users signing up, an increase of sixteen from the previous edition, there were a total of 19 debutants. u/fronterasborders, u/Pourquoijv, u/EurofanZapopan, u/Notorious_Park, u/DeannaDeesse, u/Crotenis, u/Kastenbrot2, u/Wierdmeansawesome, u/Beernme, u/CJorex, u/TrueHrafninn, u/iPromi, u/kontor97, u/ConkaConka, u/TheBlairBitch, u/dudeoh, u/hannah_ef, u/mycomputerisaghost and u/whyidontwanna all debuted this edition.

Three users withdrew: u/dnikandjam, u/michaelanthony128 and u/TrueQuesty.

Brazil, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Scotland, Spain, Tonga, Ukraine and Vatican City all made their first appearance in Redditvision Song Contest.

Georgia, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom withdrew. The United Kingdom was split into its four constituent parts for this edition, with Northern Ireland and Scotland taking part. England and Wales would debut in later editions.

Voting scandal

Results of the second edition including the votes of u/sacmersault and their alternate accounts

On 27 January 2017, head moderator u/laneyflitt came with a major announcement on the subreddit: "This is an announcement to let you guys know that six of the entries have been disqualified from the contest. One of our users, u/sacmersault, was caught creating multiple alternate accounts in an attempt to manipulate the results of the contest. This is cheating and will not be tolerated. As a result, u/sacmersault and all five of her alternate accounts (u/fronterasborders, u/Beernme, u/mycomputerisaghost, u/ConkaConka, and u/EurofanZapopan) have all been permanently banned from the subreddit. The entries from Canada, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Equatorial Guinea, Brazil, and Vatican City have therefore been disqualified."

As a result of this a new rule was imposed: from this edition and onwards all new accounts attempting to join the contest must be at least three months old, exempting the users who had already participated in the first two editions. How the moderation team caught u/sacmersault has never been publicly revealed. This incident has become one of the most infamous moments in Redditvision history.

The full results before the disqualifications would see them almost making a grand slam - occupying four spots in the top 5. Kazakhstan would've won with 123 points with Mexico and Canada rounding out the podium with 109 and 101 points respectively. Vatican City would've finished 5th with 84 points, Brazil 12th with 79 points and Equatorial Guinea 24th with 41 points. Eventual winner Italy finished 4th in this timeline. u/Crotenis and Monaco, who got disqualified for not voting, would've finished 18th with 47 points.

Results

Draw Country User Language Artist Song Place Points
1 KazakhstanFlag.png Kazakhstan u/fronterasborders Kazakh Zhanar Dugalova "Izin korem (Ізін көрем)" Disqualified
2 IrelandFlag.png Ireland u/TheDutchDen English Walking On Cars "Catch Me If You Can" 5 91
3 FranceFlag.png France u/Phoenix963 English Alex & Sierra "Scarecrow" 6 85
4 MoroccoFlag.png Morocco u/Pourquoijv Arabic Saad Lamjarred "LM3ALLEN" 17 40
5 FinlandFlag.png Finland u/estoniass Finnish Kajia Koo "Kuka Sen Opetta" 21 34
6 BelgiumFlag.png Belgium u/Fingrpaint English Loïc Nottet "Million Eyes" 3 97
7 ScotlandFlag.png Scotland u/Plz_Nerf English The Last Shadow Puppets "Aviation" 8 79
8 NorwayFlag.png Norway u/RealPhali English Tiebreaker "Early Morning Love Affair" 24 28
9 VaticanCityFlag.png Vatican City u/EurofanZapopan English Sinead O'Connor "Take Me To Church" Disqualified
10 CanadaFlag.png Canada u/sacmersault English Chantal Kreviazuk "Into Me" Disqualified
11 LatviaFlag.png Latvia u/FlohNumba1 English Elly V "I'll Be Around (Bounce)" 11 69
12 LithuaniaFlag.png Lithuania u/Notorious_Park English GJan "Wild" 4 94
13 JapanFlag.png Japan u/DeannaDeesse Japanese Reol "RE:" 22 32
14 AustraliaFlag.png Australia u/blandwhiteguy English Seekae "Test & Recognise" 20 35
15 MonacoFlag.png Monaco u/Crotenis English Caravan Palace "Wonderland" Disqualified
16 DenmarkFlag.png Denmark u/ShellEase English Kristel Lisberg "Who Needs A Heart" 23 28
17 TongaFlag.png Tonga u/Kastenbrot2 English Jessica Lange "Gods & Monsters" 16 42
18 NIrelandFlag.png Northern Ireland u/rita_ho English Molly Sandén "Satellites" 9 73
19 ItalyFlag.png Italy u/Wierdmeansawesome English Lorenzo Fragola "Luce che entra" 1 107
20 MexicoFlag.png Mexico u/Beernme Spanish Natalia Lafourcade "Nunca es suficiente" Disqualified
21 NewZealandFlag.png New Zealand u/Dugly_Uckling English Gin Wigmore (ft. Sutta, Logic) "Willing To Die" 15 54
22 LuxembourgFlag.png Luxembourg u/Spirit697 German EFF "Stimme" 14 59
23 UnitedStatesFlag.png United States u/laneyflitt English Echosmith "Bright" 10 72
24 KenyaFlag.png Kenya u/CJorex English Stella Mwangi "Chukua Hatua" 19 36
25 IcelandFlag.png Iceland u/TrueHrafninn English Mikael Saari "On It Goes" 7 82
26 AustriaFlag.png Austria u/suizidraupe English Devilskin "Elvis Presley Circle Pit" 26 20
27 GreeceFlag.png Greece u/iPromi English Sia "Chandelier" 12 69
28 MalaysiaFlag.png Malaysia u/kontor97 English Yuna (ft. Usher) "Crush" 18 37
29 BrazilFlag.png Brazil u/ConkaConka Portugese Karol Conka "Maracutaia" Disqualified
30 EstoniaFlag.png Estonia u/TheBlairBitch English Ewert and the Two Dragons "Million Miles" 13 64
31 UkraineFlag.png Ukraine u/dudeoh English The Hardkiss "Rain" 2 101
32 SpainFlag.png Spain u/hannah_ef Spanish CNCO "Reggaeron Lento (Bailemos)" 27 12
33 EquatorialGuineaFlag.png Equatorial Guinea u/mycomputerisaghost English Buika (ft. Jason Mraz) "Carry Your Own Weight" Disqualified
34 PakistanFlag.png Pakistan u/whyidontwanna Hindi Rahat Fateh Ali Khan "Jag Ghoomeya" 25 26

Scoreboard

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JapanFlag.png
AustraliaFlag.png
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TongaFlag.png
NIrelandFlag.png
ItalyFlag.png
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UnitedStatesFlag.png
KenyaFlag.png
IcelandFlag.png
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UkraineFlag.png
SpainFlag.png
PakistanFlag.png
Total Place
Ireland 2 12 10 12 6 1 10 8 12 2 4 12 91 5
France 2 4 5 10 6 4 8 2 7 7 4 7 2 12 85 6
Morocco 2 8 10 10 10 40 17
Finland 4 1 1 8 5 8 7 34 21
Belgium 12 10 7 7 5 3 2 12 3 3 5 12 8 7 2 97 3
Scotland 1 4 5 7 8 12 5 3 10 5 10 8 1 79 8
Norway 3 6 7 12 28 24
Latvia 10 4 8 6 2 8 12 2 6 1 10 69 12
Lithuania 8 2 5 1 12 12 4 5 12 6 12 1 2 1 6 5 94 4
Japan 10 7 3 3 1 8 32 22
Australia 1 7 8 3 10 6 35 20
Denmark 6 4 3 5 2 8 28 23
Tonga 3 1 7 12 7 2 5 5 42 16
Northern Ireland 10 1 8 3 8 8 10 6 3 4 5 1 2 4 73 9
Italy 7 8 10 2 7 2 10 8 7 6 1 6 5 7 8 6 7 107 1
New Zealand 4 2 6 4 7 12 4 6 3 6 54 15
Luxembourg 6 12 7 3 2 8 1 1 5 10 1 3 59 14
United States 6 2 4 12 1 3 4 3 5 7 3 6 2 6 5 3 72 10
Kenya 12 3 7 3 3 1 7 36 19
Iceland 3 12 8 6 5 10 1 10 12 4 7 4 82 7
Austria 7 1 12 20 26
Greece 3 12 5 1 4 10 10 2 10 8 4 69 11
Malaysia 10 5 4 2 2 8 6 37 18
Estonia 5 1 5 6 12 6 5 8 6 4 4 2 64 13
Ukraine 5 6 5 2 6 3 4 7 4 12 3 10 10 8 12 4 101 2
Spain 1 10 1 12 27
Pakistan 7 1 5 2 3 8 26 25

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country. Italy, despite winning, received no 12 points from the voting.

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 IrelandFlag.png Ireland Belgium, Lithuania, Iceland, Ukraine
LithuaniaFlag.png Lithuania Denmark, Italy, Japan, Kenya
3 BelgiumFlag.png Belgium Ireland, Northern Ireland, Greece
2 IcelandFlag.png Iceland Morocco, New Zealand
UkraineFlag.png Ukraine Luxembourg, Estonia
1 AustriaFlag.png Austria Malaysia
EstoniaFlag.pngEstonia Australia
FranceFlag.png France Pakistan
GreeceFlag.png Greece Finland
KenyaFlag.png Kenya Scotland
LatviaFlag.png Latvia Tonga
LuxembourgFlag.png Luxembourg France
NewZealandFlag.png New Zealand Austria
ScotlandFlag.png Scotland United States
NorwayFlag.png Norway Spain
TongaFlag.png Tonga Latvia
UnitedStatesFlag.png United States Norway

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