Redditvision Song Contest SE2

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Redditvision Song Contest Special Edition 2
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Theme Random Countries
Dates
Theme submission 18 – 25 July 2018
Country claiming 26 – 29 July 2018
Song submission 29 July – 8 August 2018
Semi-finals 9 – 15 August 2018
Final 16 – 23 August 2018
Live show 23 – 26 August 2018
Host
Host city Semi-finals:
MaltaFlag.png Valletta, Malta
Grand final:
ArmeniaFlag.png Yerevan, Armenia
Host u/_xSyracuse
u/stardust112
Participants
Number of entries 53
Debuting countries EcuadorFlag.png Ecuador
ElSalvadorFlag.png El Salvador
MozambiqueFlag.png Mozambique
QatarFlag.png Qatar
SomaliaFlag.png Somalia
SurinameFlag.png Suriname
TanzaniaFlag.png Tanzania
TurkmenistanFlag.png Turkmenistan
UnitedArabEmiratesFlag.png United Arab Emirates
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points to their 10 favorite songs.
Winning song "Tómame"
ChileFlag.png Chile
Redditvision Song Contest Special Edition
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The Redditvision Song Contest Special Edition 2, commonly shortened to SE2, was the second special edition and twenty-second overall edition of the Redditvision Song Contest. The winner of the first special edition, u/geogaymer, had first rights to hosting the second round, but the moderators of Redditvision received no response from them when asked to host. As a result, the two users rounding out the SE1 podium hosted instead. The semi-finals were hosted by third-placed u/_xSyracuse in Valletta, Malta and the final was hosted by runner-up u/stardust112 in Yerevan, Armenia. This was the first time multiple users co-hosted the contest.

The theme for the edition was random countries. Each participating user was randomly assigned a country (though some countries were blacklisted due to a having a low population or small music scene) and the artist had to have some connection to the country in question. As a result of the edition's rule, some countries never claimed before made a debut. The edition was also capped at 66 users, the first time a cap was imposed. A total of 55 users signed up and received a country for the edition, however, only 53 users submitted a song before the deadline.

The winner was Chile with the song "Tómame" by Francisca Valenzuela. It became the third highest scoring winner after England in edition 20 and Morocco in edition 8, scoring 206 points. This made Chile the first South American winner, as well as being the first winner performing in Spanish. This was the first time a European country has failed to reach the top 3 (the highest being Ukraine in 8th).

Theme

Likewise with the first special edition, the moderators asked for theme suggestions from the wider community. On 18 July 2018, a theme ballot was posted on the subreddit. Users could submit three ideas each. On 22 July 2018, the ballot closed and the moderators selected 41 potential themes for the edition. Using an approval voting system, users could then vote for all theme ideas they liked. The ideas with the most likes would then proceed to the next round, where the winning theme would be randomly selected.

Promo for the edition

The nine themes that the community voted for were:

  • You get a random country and you have to send a song from that country
  • Deduction: Users give out minus points in addition to normal points. They may have 20 minus points to allocate however they wish, added together and ‘awarded’ at the end like a televote
  • No music videos
  • Media special: entries must be from or based on a TV show, film or video game
  • Single-elimination tournament: knock-out/1v1 battles
  • FIFA World Cup themed: Groups & knockout rounds
  • That sounds familiar: Only song titles that have previously been submitted to RSC are permissible
  • Below 100,000 views on Youtube
  • Homegrown: The artist/act you submit must be from the country you currently live in

Each participating user was randomly assigned a country and the artist had to have some connection to the country in question. Grand final host u/stardust112 was the only one exempt from the theme and participated and hosted as Armenia. Due to the nature of the theme, country claiming was instead confirmations from participating users. A live show was held at the end of the confirmation period where all users receive their assigned country. The song submission period was extended so each user had more time to find a suitable song for their country. Countries with a small music industry were blacklisted.

Participants

A total of 55 users have signed up for the edition; an increase over the 37 people who participated the previous special edition, and a decrease from the 63 that entered edition 20. u/ApostolisKKK, u/getdeezcookies and u/Ruairiwx made their Redditvision debut.

As a result of the theme, 9 countries made a debut. Ecuador, El Salvador, Mozambique, Qatar, Somalia, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates are all set to make their first apperance. A shortlist of 148 countries was made by the hosts before the random draw, to ensure that countries with a smaller population and music scene were excluded from the draw. Notably, normally high-demand countries such as Australia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, South Korea, Sweden and the Netherlands were not drawn to a user.

On 6 August 2018, the hosts announced that users that had not yet submitted an entry or started a national final would be able to switch their country. Antigua and Barbuda (drawn by u/Kaylaboe), Haiti (drawn by u/DarkCartoon) and Mauritania (drawn by u/TheDutchDen) were all discarded in favour of Moldova, Wales and Switzerland respectively.

Latvia and Tunisia failed to submit an entry in time, bringing the number of submissions down to 53. In addition, three users withdrew during the semi-final period and one user got disqualified for not voting in time.

National finals

18 national finals were held during the edition.

Returning artists

Country Artist Song Previous appearances
ChileFlag.png Chile Francisca Valenzuela "Tómame" #19 (for SpainFlag.png Spain)
SurinameFlag.png Suriname Afrojack (ft. Eva Simons) "Take Over Control" #10 (for AndorraFlag.png Andorra, Eva Simons as main artist)
LebanonFlag.png Lebanon MIKA "Staring At the Sun" #4 (for FranceFlag.png France)
MoldovaFlag.png Moldova Irina Rimes "Cel Mai Bun Prieten" #15 (for MoldovaFlag.png Moldova)
LithuaniaFlag.png Lithuania Donny Montell "Fly" #9 (for LithuaniaFlag.png Lithuania)
ArmeniaFlag.png Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan "Depi Nor Irakanutyun" #8 (for ArmeniaFlag.png Armenia)

Semi-finals

All semi-finalists were divided into three semi-finals with 16 or 17 participants each. Latvia and Tunisia failed to submit their entries in time.

Semi-final 1

Armenia and Papua New Guinea voted in this semi-final.

A YouTube playlist can be found here, a Spotify playlist can be found here, a recap can be found here and a sorter can be found here.

Draw Country User Language Artist Song Place Points
1 MaltaFlag.png Malta u/Franky494 English I.Am.Willow "Oceanful" 6 74
2 SingaporeFlag.png Singapore u/bvsil English The Sam Willows "Take Heart" 3 87
3 UnitedArabEmiratesFlag.png United Arab Emirates u/AwesomeJoshua English Esther Eden "Blue Case" 10 52
4 IranFlag.png Iran u/SaltyPopcorn02 English, Persian Mahan Moin "Azizami" 1 104
5 ChileFlag.png Chile u/Dugly_Uckling Spanish Francisca Valenzuela "Tómame" 2 88
6 IsraelFlag.png Israel u/BiPolarBear17 English Noga Erez "Noisy" Withdrawn
7 BelgiumFlag.png Belgium u/daboswinney123 English Lili Grace "Dreamlover"
8 SwitzerlandFlag.png Switzerland u/TheDutchDen English Rykka "Movies" 5 75
9 UkraineFlag.png Ukraine u/201- Russian MONATIK "Выходной" (Vykhodnoy) 4 76
10 SloveniaFlag.png Slovenia u/ApostolisKKK English Muff x Susnyara "Kardia" 11 52
11 WalesFlag.png Wales u/DarkCartoon English HVNTER "Ghost" 9 58
12 EgyptFlag.png Egypt u/IdahoSciGuy English Nathalie Saba "Black Birds" 8 58
13 ElSalvadorFlag.png El Salvador u/estoniass Spanish Cáthia "Volar" 12 48
14 SurinameFlag.png Suriname u/Kastenbrot2 English Afrojack (ft. Eva Simons) "Take Over Control" 13 36
15 KyrgyzstanFlag.png Kyrgyzstan u/Jamie_on_Reddit English Jamala "I Believe In U" 7 62

Semi-final 2

Greece and Belize voted in this semi-final.

A YouTube playlist can be found here, a Spotify playlist can be found here, a recap can be found here and a sorter can be found here.

Draw Country User Language Artist Song Place Points
1 IndonesiaFlag.png Indonesia u/FlohNumba1 Indonesian CVX "Bicara" 2 89
2 IrelandFlag.png Ireland u/JOEMOMO English Bonzai "I Feel Alright" 12 49
3 SpainFlag.png Spain u/ani_shira English, Duala, Spanish Shakira "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" Withdrawn
4 DenmarkFlag.png Denmark u/ShellEase English Alex Vargas "Inclosure" 5 80
5 SomaliaFlag.png Somalia u/theofficialruar English Amaal Nuux "Last Ones" 6 77
6 TanzaniaFlag.png Tanzania u/Fingrpaint English Renaida "All The Feels" 11 51
7 UnitedStatesFlag.png United States u/Naturelll English Josephina "Feelings" 9 54
8 SenegalFlag.png Senegal u/Bowman3058 English Awa "Obvious" 3 89
9 NewZealandFlag.png New Zealand u/EmiliaLily English Lorde "Green Light" 1 109
10 JamaicaFlag.png Jamaica u/alexkaragaya English Lianne La Havas "What You Don't Do" 7 69
11 DominicanRepublicFlag.png Dominican Republic u/qyzxf Spanish Rita Indiana "El Castigador" 4 81
12 PortugalFlag.png Portugal u/9spaceking English Marta Ren & The Groovelvets "Release Me" 14 40
13 MongoliaFlag.png Mongolia u/mysadsacklife Mongolian Ethnic Zorigoo "Tsast Tsagaan Kharkhiraa" 15 30
14 SerbiaFlag.png Serbia u/ZwissDa2nd English Stray Dogg (ft. Devendra Branhart) "Time" 10 53
15 TurkmenistanFlag.png Turkmenistan u/jq8678 Turkmen Myahri "Öňe, Diňe Öňe" 13 47
16 LebanonFlag.png Lebanon u/alleenmaarliefde English, French MIKA "Staring At the Sun" 8 68

Semi-final 3

Vietnam and Scotland voted in this semi-final.

A YouTube playlist can be found here, a Spotify playlist can be found here, a recap can be found here and a sorter can be found here.

Draw Country User Language Artist Song Place Points
1 EcuadorFlag.png Ecuador u/getdeezcookies Spanish La Máquina Camaleón "Shiva" 11 59
2 KazakhstanFlag.png Kazakhstan u/Amyesc Kazakh Far In Gate "Alysta" 6 71
3 LuxembourgFlag.png Luxembourg u/SeptimiaZenobia English Austinn "Olivia" 7 69
4 MoldovaFlag.png Moldova u/Kaylaboe Romanian Irina Rimes "Cel Mai Bun Prieten" 5 83
5 CambodiaFlag.png Cambodia u/Spooky_Squid English Sophia Kao "Hell" 9 68
6 QatarFlag.png Qatar u/unfittingquotes English Naser Mestarihi "Animal" Disqualified
7 IcelandFlag.png Iceland u/Bongo9911 English BRÍET "In Too Deep" 2 103
8 DRCongoFlag.png DR Congo u/jimbaux English Eric Zayne "Reckless" 1 107
9 ColombiaFlag.png Colombia u/Taro_Milk_Tea Spanish Doctor Krápula "Bogogo" 14 26
10 CubaFlag.png Cuba u/Sam_Esc English, Yoruba Ibeyi "River" 4 90
11 CroatiaFlag.png Croatia u/sonamoo Croatian Lana Jurčević "Usne No Milijun Watti" 12 37
12 MozambiqueFlag.png Mozambique u/Foobibby Portuguese, Tswa Samito "Tiku La Hina" 3 94
13 StVincentFlag.png Saint Vincent and the Grenadines u/throwawayravenclaw English Kevin Lyttle "Turn Me On" 15 15
14 LithuaniaFlag.png Lithuania u/Ruairiwx English Donny Montell "Fly" 13 35
15 CanadaFlag.png Canada u/oneleek English White Lung "Below" 10 60
16 Coted'IvoireFlag.png Côte d'Ivoire u/Awsumsminion Bambara Fatoumata Diawara "Nterini" 8 69

Grand final

The top six participating users from the first special edition was automatically qualified for the final. u/geogaymer, winner of the first special edition, did not sign up for SE2. That meant 7th-placed u/Azzbestos was directly qualified for the final. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines failed to vote in the final.

A YouTube playlist can be found here, a Spotify playlist can be found here and a recap can be found here.

Draw Country Redditor Language Artist Song Place Points
1 UkraineFlag.png Ukraine u/201- Russian MONATIK "Выходной" (Vykhodnoy) 8 122
2 GreeceFlag.png Greece u/Azzbestos Greek A Victim of Society "Amnesia" 23 57
3 IcelandFlag.png Iceland u/Bongo9911 English BRÍET "In Too Deep" 11 106
4 KazakhstanFlag.png Kazakhstan u/Amyesc Kazakh Far In Gate "Alysta" 22 76
5 SomaliaFlag.png Somalia u/theofficialruar English Amaal Nuux "Last Ones" 6 126
6 JamaicaFlag.png Jamaica u/alexkaragaya English Lianne La Havas "What You Don't Do" 9 117
7 VietnamFlag.png Vietnam u/_xSyracuse English TRACE "Heavy Shoulders" 25 51
8 MaltaFlag.png Malta u/Franky494 English I.Am.Willow "Oceanful" 21 78
9 ChileFlag.png Chile u/Dugly_Uckling Spanish Francisca Valenzuela "Tómame" 1 206
10 PNGFlag.png Papua New Guinea u/Wierdmeansawesome English Megan Washington "Saint Lo" 17 90
11 BelizeFlag.png Belize u/GThing64 English Melonie Gillett "PANDEMONIUM (All Over the World)" 30 22
12 Coted'IvoireFlag.png Côte d'Ivoire u/Awsumsminion Bambara Fatoumata Diawara "Nterini" 24 56
13 MoldovaFlag.png Moldova u/Kaylaboe Romanian Irina Rimes "Cel Mai Bun Prieten" 15 93
14 DominicanRepublicFlag.png Dominican Republic u/qyzxf Spanish Rita Indiana "El Castigador" 26 46
15 SwitzerlandFlag.png Switzerland u/TheDutchDen English Rykka "Movies" 14 94
16 KyrgyzstanFlag.png Kyrgyzstan u/Jamie_on_Reddit English Jamala "I Believe In U" 28 24
17 SingaporeFlag.png Singapore u/bvsil English The Sam Willows "Take Heart" 3 149
18 LebanonFlag.png Lebanon u/alleenmaarliefde English, French MIKA "Staring At the Sun" 29 24
19 DRCongoFlag.png DR Congo u/jimbaux English Eric Zayne "Reckless" 10 107
20 SenegalFlag.png Senegal u/Bowman3058 English Awa "Obvious" 5 131
21 EgyptFlag.png Egypt u/IdahoSciGuy English Nathalie Saba "Black Birds" 27 40
22 LuxembourgFlag.png Luxembourg u/SeptimiaZenobia English Austinn "Olivia" 19 79
23 IndonesiaFlag.png Indonesia u/FlohNumba1 Indonesian CVX "Bicara" 2 168
24 ScotlandFlag.png Scotland u/Phoenix963 English VUKOVI "La Di Da" 12 103
25 MozambiqueFlag.png Mozambique u/Foobibby Portuguese, Tswa Samito "Tiku La Hina" 4 140
26 NewZealandFlag.png New Zealand u/EmiliaLily English Lorde "Green Light" 7 124
27 CubaFlag.png Cuba u/Sam_Esc English, Yoruba Ibeyi "River" 20 79
28 DenmarkFlag.png Denmark u/ShellEase English Alex Vargas "Inclosure" 16 93
29 IranFlag.png Iran u/SaltyPopcorn02 English, Persian Mahan Moin "Azizami" 13 100
30 ArmeniaFlag.png Armenia u/stardust112 Armenian Iveta Mukuchyan "Depi Nor Irakanutyun" 18 83

Scoreboard

Grand final

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Total Place
Ukraine 3 5 5 12 6 8 3 1 5 10 3 12 5 4 12 10 6 3 2 7 122 8
Greece 10 6 12 2 6 4 7 10 57 23
Iceland 7 12 7 3 6 7 1 12 7 6 3 10 8 2 2 5 8 106 11
Kazakhstan 2 5 8 12 1 2 12 10 8 10 1 5 76 22
Somalia 1 2 3 8 2 8 10 8 2 12 8 6 12 12 7 12 5 8 126 6
Jamaica 8 10 1 12 10 1 3 2 12 4 10 2 8 10 12 12 117 9
Vietnam 4 6 2 1 1 12 1 1 10 8 1 2 2 51 25
Malta 6 2 5 3 3 4 5 3 7 5 4 8 5 6 1 3 4 4 78 21
Chile 5 10 5 10 10 4 3 6 12 10 10 5 8 5 10 12 10 4 2 8 3 5 10 4 5 4 12 3 10 1 206 1
Papua New Guinea 2 6 4 7 3 2 3 2 8 5 3 10 7 5 1 7 8 1 6 90 17
Belize 1 2 4 7 2 6 22 30
Côte d'Ivoire 4 1 7 1 7 1 7 7 1 7 4 6 3 56 24
Moldova 5 1 7 5 8 7 6 4 2 8 6 8 2 6 7 4 3 4 93 15
Dominican Republic 8 4 4 8 3 7 8 2 2 46 26
Switzerland 4 12 10 12 4 12 8 5 3 3 2 4 7 8 94 14
Kyrgyzstan 2 2 10 2 4 4 24 28
Singapore 2 12 10 10 5 12 3 12 4 8 1 6 3 7 10 7 1 4 5 12 3 12 149 3
Lebanon 5 8 7 1 1 2 24 29
DR Congo 3 8 8 8 6 4 7 1 5 10 8 7 4 6 4 12 6 107 10
Senegal 10 1 1 8 7 5 2 7 6 4 10 1 12 6 6 1 1 5 3 4 10 10 4 7 131 5
Egypt 3 6 6 2 5 1 10 2 2 3 40 27
Luxembourg 2 8 10 1 1 3 10 6 1 1 12 4 2 6 12 79 19
Indonesia 12 6 4 3 8 2 2 4 12 5 2 12 12 4 1 12 8 3 5 10 6 12 6 8 6 3 168 2
Scotland 3 12 3 12 5 2 6 3 2 5 4 8 12 7 12 7 103 12
Mozambique 7 7 6 3 7 4 3 3 10 7 6 4 10 10 8 7 10 8 6 10 1 3 140 4
New Zealand 7 2 12 10 10 8 7 2 7 5 3 2 6 7 2 1 8 12 7 5 1 124 7
Cuba 7 5 6 1 8 12 4 3 1 3 4 5 4 3 1 3 5 3 1 79 20
Denmark 4 6 8 5 4 7 6 1 10 5 6 7 2 8 2 7 5 93 16
Iran 12 12 5 6 5 6 8 5 6 8 6 5 6 10 100 13
Armenia 4 1 4 10 3 12 1 6 7 5 7 8 10 5 83 18

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