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North Vision Song Contest 24
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NVSC 24 logo
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 27 January 2018
Semi-final 2 date 3 February 2018
Final date 21 April 2018
Host
Venue Allianz Stadion
Vienna, Austria
Presenter(s) Ramona Rotstich
Kati Bellowitsch
Broadcaster ORF
Opening act Semi-Final 1: Zoë performing a mashup of "Danse avec moi" and "Dangerous Affair"
Semi-Final 2: Bilderbuch performing "Bungalow"
Final: Mynth performing their winning entry "Mirrors"
Interval act Semi-Final 1: "A Taste of Austria"
Semi-Final 2: "A Taste of Vienna"
Final: Conchita Wurst performing her previous entry "Heroes"
Participants
Entries 47
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Croatia Croatia
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Withdrawing Algeria Algeria
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Voting
System Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting
Winner Flag of Morocco Morocco
"My Heart's Grave"
North Vision Song Contest
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North Vision Song Contest 24, often referred to as NVSC 24, was the twenty-fourth edition of the North Vision Song Contest. The contest was hosted in Vienna, Austria, after Mynth won with their song "Mirrors" in the previous edition. The show was hosted by former contestant Ramona Rotstich and Kati Bellowitsch.

The winner was Morocco with the song "My Heart's Grave" performed by Faouzia. This was Morocco's first win. The runner-up, Ukraine achieved its first top three placing since the tenth edition, whilst it was third place Moldova's sixth automatic qualification. Luxembourg, which placed fourth, achieved its highest amount of points to date, matching their best result in the thirteenth edition. Fifth place Israel gained its first automatic qualifier spot since its win in the fifteenth editionPoland's Natalia Nykiel rounded up the automatic qualifiers, marking the fourth time Poland placed in the top six. Hosts Austria finished last in the final for the first time, with the highest score for a last place to date, therefore achieving its worst result in a final to date.

Bidding phase

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place at Wiener Messe on 17 December 2017, hosted by Andi Knoll and Arabella Kiesbauer. The first part of the draw determined in which semi-final the Big Six would have to vote. The second part of the draw decided in which half of the respective semi-finals each country would perform, with the exact running order determined by the producers of the show at a later date. Twenty and twenty-one countries will participate in the semi-finals, respectively. From each semi-final, ten countries will join the "Big 6" in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries will participate.

The thirty-six semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities. Drawing from different pots helps in reducing the chance of so-called neighbour voting and increasing suspense in the semi-finals. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.

The six pots were the following:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Participating countries

Forty-seven countries confirmed their particpation.

Returning artists

Irina Rimes was selected to compete for Moldova for the second time, after representing the country four editions earlier, whilst Freia was chosen to participate for Romania after also last participating in the twentieth edition. Maya Berović returned to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina having participated for the country in the sixteenth edition, whilst Colonia returned to represent Croatia after representing them in the thirteenth edition. Elena Risteska returned for FYR Macedonia after participating in the fourteenth edition along with Lambe Alabakovski, Paloma Faith last participated for the United Kingdom fourteen editions earlier and Tóth Andi under her new stage name, Andee who represented Hungary in the previous edition.

Results

Semi-final 1

Italy, Sweden and United Kingdom also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Greece Greece Marietta Fafouti "Living for the Night" 12 130
02 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Damian Lynn "Mom Told Me" 19 68
03 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Nelly Makdessy "Kunt Atmanna" 5 175
04 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Moniqué "Aš viena" 15 95
05 Flag of Norway Norway Sigrid "Strangers" 3 203
06 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Ksenia Knezević "Ti samo budi dovoljno daleko" 20 60
07 Flag of Moldova Moldova Irina Rimes "Ce s-a întâmplat cu noi" 2 236
08 Flag of Georgia Georgia Giorgi Chikovani feat. Spacejam "You're Going Down" 18 73
09 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg GEZZA "Fall in Love" 1 237
10 Flag of Poland Poland Natalia Nykiel "Total Błękit" 6 174
11 Flag of France France Léa Paci "Adolescente pirate" 13 112
12 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Raiven "Povej" 17 80
13 Flag of Turkey Turkey Melis Kar "Al Dudağımdan Kiss" 11 135
14 Flag of Latvia Latvia Franco Franco "By the Lake" 8 140
15 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Maya Berović "Nisam Normalna" 4 194
16 Flag of Portugal Portugal Xinobi "Far Away Place" 16 93
17 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Elena Risteska "Tequila & Lemon" 21 38
18 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Emma Smetana feat. Jordan Haj "No Fire" 14 99
19 Flag of Hungary Hungary Andee "Shouldn't" 9 137
20 Flag of Finland Finland Vilma Alina feat. Jon-Jon "Syliin" 7 170
21 Flag of San Marino San Marino Roshelle "Body Adi" 10 135

Semi-final 2

Austria, Morocco and Spain also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Germany Germany Kim Petras "I Don't Want It at All" 16 75
02 Flag of Malta Malta The New Victorians "Keep Me in Love" 14 86
03 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Finding Kate "Get Over You" 13 90
04 Iceland Iceland Silja Rós "Did You Know" 10 135
05 Flag of Albania Albania Njomza "Someone like Me" 11 123
06 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands The Bloody Beetroots feat. Greta Svabo Bech "The Great Run" 9 144
07 Flag of Egypt Egypt Nefera "She Said" 15 76
08 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Moldir Auelbekova "Tugan el" 4 195
09 Flag of Monaco Monaco TJ Bilham "Coming Undone" 20 57
10 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine TARABAROVA "Tsunami" 1 257
11 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Naaz "Up to Something" 12 110
12 Flag of Croatia Croatia Colonia "Que sera" 18 63
13 Flag of Andorra Andorra Twin Melody "Siempre Eras Tú (If I Want You)" 17 68
14 Flag of Belarus Belarus SHUMA "Rano Rano" 6 168
15 Flag of Romania Romania Freia "Wasted" 19 58
16 Flag of Russia Russia Oleg Mayami "Yesli ty so mnoy" 5 190
17 Flag of Serbia Serbia Emina feat. Milica Todorovic "Limunada" 7 164
18 Flag of Armenia Armenia Srbuk "Yete Karogh Es" 3 219
19 Flag of Denmark Denmark JÆRV "I staver" 8 161
20 Flag of Israel Israel NAMA "Walk of Freedom" 2 229

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine TARABAROVA "Tsunami" 2 320
02 Flag of Russia Russia Oleg Mayami "Yesli ty so mnoy" 8 244
03 Flag of Armenia Armenia Srbuk "Yete Karogh Es" 12 214
04 Flag of Sweden Sweden Amanda Fondell "Count on You" 14 209
05 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Nelly Makdessy "Kunt Atmanna" 17 184
06 Iceland Iceland Silja Rós "Did You Know" 25 125
07 Flag of Morocco Morocco Faouzia "My Heart's Grave" 1 339
08 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg GEZZA "Fall in Love" 4 255
09 Flag of Latvia Latvia Franco Franco "By the Lake" 16 189
10 Flag of Hungary Hungary Andee "Shouldn't" 22 163
11 Flag of Norway Norway Sigrid "Strangers" 9 241
12 Flag of Denmark Denmark JÆRV "I staver" 21 163
13 Flag of San Marino San Marino Roshelle "Body Adi" 15 191
14 Flag of Belarus Belarus SHUMA "Rano Rano" 13 210
15 Flag of Serbia Serbia Emina feat. Milica Todorovic "Limunada" 11 235
16 Flag of Finland Finland Vilma Alina feat. Jon-Jon "Syliin" 23 158
17 Flag of Israel Israel NAMA "Walk of Freedom" 5 253
18 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Paloma Faith "Guilty" 24 157
19 Austria Austria Acarina "Austrian Girls" 26 103
20 Flag of Moldova Moldova Irina Rimes "Ce s-a întâmplat cu noi" 3 303
21 Flag of Spain Spain Sweet California feat. Danny Romero "Ay dios mío!" 18 180
22 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands The Bloody Beetroots feat. Greta Svabo Bech "The Great Run" 19 172
23 Flag of Italy Italy Betta Lemme "Bambola" 10 236
24 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Moldir Auelbekova "Tugan el" 20 169
25 Flag of Poland Poland Natalia Nykiel "Total Błękit" 6 250
26 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Maya Berović "Nisam Normalna" 7 245

Non-qualifier results

Place Country Semi-final Place Points Percentage
27 Flag of Turkey Turkey 11 135 4.85%
28 Flag of Greece Greece 12 130 4.67%
29 Flag of Albania Albania 11 123 4.61%
30 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 12 110 4.12%
31 Flag of France France 13 112 4.02%
32 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 14 99 3.56%
33 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 15 95 3.41%
34 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 13 90 3.37%
35 Flag of Portugal Portugal 16 93 3.34%
36 Flag of Malta Malta 14 86 3.22%
37 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 17 80 2.87%
38 Flag of Egypt Egypt 15 76 2.85%
39 Flag of Germany Germany 16 75 2.81%
40 Flag of Georgia Georgia 18 73 2.62%
41 Flag of Andorra Andorra 17 68 2.55%
42 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 19 68 2.44%
43 Flag of Croatia Croatia 18 63 2.36%
44 Flag of Romania Romania 19 58 2.17%
45 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 20 60 2.16%
46 Flag of Monaco Monaco 20 57 2.14%
47 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia 21 38 1.36%

Voting grids

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 130 Flag of Moldova Moldova 142
2 Flag of Norway Norway 106 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 107
3 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 101 Flag of Finland Finland 104
4 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 97 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 97
5 Flag of Moldova Moldova 94 Flag of Norway Norway 97
6 Flag of Poland Poland 82 Flag of Poland Poland 92
7 Flag of Latvia Latvia 78 Flag of Greece Greece 75
8 Flag of San Marino San Marino 73 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 74
9 Flag of Turkey Turkey 71 Flag of Hungary Hungary 71
10 Flag of Finland Finland 66 Flag of Turkey Turkey 64
11 Flag of Hungary Hungary 66 Flag of Latvia Latvia 62
12 Flag of Greece Greece 55 Flag of France France 62
13 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 53 Flag of San Marino San Marino 62
14 Flag of France France 50 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 61
15 Flag of Portugal Portugal 50 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 46
16 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 42 Flag of Portugal Portugal 43
17 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 40 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 43
18 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 37 Flag of Georgia Georgia 39
19 Flag of Georgia Georgia 34 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 26
20 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 34 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 20
21 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 33 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 5

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the first semi-final.

Countries in bold represent those awarded full 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to a specified entrant.

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Moldova Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Sweden
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Hungary, Turkey
Greece Moldova, Portugal
Lebanon Macedonia, Slovenia
Luxembourg Liechtenstein, Norway
Norway Lithuania, United Kingdom
Poland Italy, Lebanon
Turkey Georgia, Greece
1 Czech Republic Finland
Finland Poland
Georgia Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lithuania Latvia
Slovenia San Marino
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Luxembourg Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Lebanon, Lithuania
4 Norway France, Luxembourg, Portugal, United Kingdom
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Poland, Turkey
Lebanon Finland, Latvia
Moldova Montenegro, Slovenia
Poland Italy, Moldova
Turkey Liechtenstein, Sweden
1 Finland San Marino
Hungary Macedonia
Macedonia Bosnia and Herzegovina
Portugal Georgia
San Marino Norway

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 131 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 126
2 Flag of Armenia Armenia 130 Flag of Israel Israel 119
3 Flag of Israel Israel 110 Flag of Belarus Belarus 97
4 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 100 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 95
5 Flag of Russia Russia 97 Flag of Russia Russia 93
6 Flag of Denmark Denmark 83 Flag of Armenia Armenia 89
7 Flag of Serbia Serbia 76 Flag of Serbia Serbia 88
8 Flag of Belarus Belarus 71 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 84
9 Flag of Albania Albania 66 Flag of Denmark Denmark 78
10 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 60 Iceland Iceland 76
11 Iceland Iceland 59 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 60
12 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 58 Flag of Albania Albania 57
13 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 50 Flag of Malta Malta 53
14 Flag of Germany Germany 44 Flag of Egypt Egypt 45
15 Flag of Andorra Andorra 38 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 32
16 Flag of Croatia Croatia 34 Flag of Germany Germany 31
17 Flag of Malta Malta 33 Flag of Andorra Andorra 30
18 Flag of Monaco Monaco 33 Flag of Croatia Croatia 29
19 Flag of Egypt Egypt 31 Flag of Romania Romania 28
20 Flag of Romania Romania 30 Flag of Monaco Monaco 24

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the second semi-final.

Countries in bold represent those awarded full 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to a specified entrant.

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Serbia Albania, Armenia, Iceland, Russia
3 Israel Belarus, Kazakhstan, Serbia
2 Belarus Egypt, Ukraine
Denmark Germany, Morocco
Egypt Cyprus, Denmark
Faroe Islands Netherlands, Romania
Iceland Austria, Israel
Russia Andorra, Croatia
Ukraine Malta, Spain
1 Kazakhstan Faroe Islands
Malta Monaco
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Ukraine Andorra, Belarus, Croatia, Egypt, Malta
3 Armenia Israel, Romania, Serbia
2 Denmark Kazakhstan, Netherlands
Netherlands Denmark, Germany
Serbia Albania, Morocco
1 Albania Iceland
Belarus Austria
Croatia Russia
Cyprus Armenia
Israel Ukraine
Kazakhstan Faroe Islands
Malta Monaco
Romania Cyprus
Russia Spain

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Morocco Morocco 164 Flag of Moldova Moldova 198
2 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 158 Flag of Morocco Morocco 172
3 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 138 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 155
4 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 137 Flag of Norway Norway 143
5 Flag of Poland Poland 127 Flag of Russia Russia 133
6 Flag of Spain Spain 127 Flag of Poland Poland 122
7 Flag of Israel Israel 124 Flag of Israel Israel 121
8 Flag of Italy Italy 122 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 118
9 Flag of Serbia Serbia 115 Flag of Belarus Belarus 113
10 Flag of Armenia Armenia 115 Flag of Italy Italy 112
11 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 114 Flag of Serbia Serbia 112
12 Flag of Russia Russia 111 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 107
13 Flag of Latvia Latvia 111 Flag of Sweden Sweden 104
14 Flag of San Marino San Marino 108 Flag of Finland Finland 100
15 Flag of Moldova Moldova 105 Flag of Armenia Armenia 95
16 Flag of Sweden Sweden 105 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 93
17 Flag of Norway Norway 98 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 89
18 Flag of Denmark Denmark 86 Flag of United Kingdom UK 89
19 Flag of Belarus Belarus 85 Flag of San Marino San Marino 83
20 Flag of Hungary Hungary 85 Iceland Iceland 80
21 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 80 Flag of Hungary Hungary 78
22 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 74 Flag of Denmark Denmark 77
23 Flag of United Kingdom UK 68 Flag of Latvia Latvia 72
24 Austria Austria 66 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 70
25 Flag of Finland Finland 58 Flag of Spain Spain 53
26 Iceland Iceland 45 Austria Austria 37

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the final.

Countries in bold represent those awarded full 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to a specified entrant.

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Finland Greece, Israel, Poland, San Marino
Morocco Denmark, France, Lebanon, Ukraine
Norway Lithuania, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom
Poland Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Morocco
Russia Andorra, Belarus, Croatia, Turkey
3 Italy Kazakhstan, Latvia, Sweden
Moldova Faroe Islands, Montenegro, Serbia
Serbia Albania, Iceland, Russia
2 Armenia Egypt, Netherlands
Belarus Georgia, Slovenia
Israel Luxembourg, Malta
Luxembourg Norway, Portugal
Sweden Czech Republic, Monaco
United Kingdom Germany, Liechtenstein
1 Austria Cyprus
Bosnia and Herzegovina Hungary
Faroe Islands Armenia
Iceland Finland
Lebanon Macedonia
Ukraine Moldova
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Poland Albania, Austria, Cyprus, Egypt, Moldova, Serbia
4 Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Norway, Russia
Ukraine Andorra, Belarus, Malta, Monaco
3 Latvia Georgia, Netherlands, Portugal
Luxembourg Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania
Sweden Finland, France, Latvia
2 Austria Greece, Lebanon
Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia, Turkey
Israel Poland, Ukraine
Italy Luxembourg, Sweden
Moldova Montenegro, Romania
Morocco Denmark, Kazakhstan
Russia San Marino, Spain
Spain Armenia, Italy
United Kingdom Germany, Liechtenstein
1 Armenia Israel
Denmark Slovenia
Hungary Macedonia
Kazakhstan Faroe Islands
Lebanon Morocco
Norway United Kingdom

Other countries

Further information: List of countries in the North Vision Song Contest

Countries that are active members of the North Broadcasting Union (NBU) are also eligible to participate in the North Vision Song Contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

Active NBU members

  • Algeria Algeria: Despite originally confirming their participation, the country was forced to withdraw due to the Head of Delegation resigning from his position. It is expected that the country will return for the twenty-fifth edition.
  • Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan: Financial cut-backs and internal problems within the broadcaster have been given as the main reasons behind Azerbaijan's latest withdrawal.
  • Flag of Belgium Belgium: Despite being pre-qualified for the final, the broadcaster failed to confirm the country's participation before the deadline, resulting in a forced withdrawal and therefore the automatic qualification of United Kingdom, as the 7th place of the previous edition.
  • Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria and Flag of Ireland Ireland: Because of substantial internal changes in their respective delegations, both countries have announced to take a break for another edition while expecting a return for the next edition.
  • Flag of Estonia Estonia: On December 3rd, EER announced that there is a possibility for the country to withdraw from the twenty-forth edition due to the bad results last edition and a possible Pre-Qualification Round participation. On December 16, the country announced their withdrawal from the competition, stating that it is still unlikely to return in the next edition too.
  • Flag of Slovakia Slovakia: The country had to withdraw from the edition due to changes regarding the Head of Delegation. It is expected that the country will return for the twenty-fifth edition.
  • Flag of Switzerland Switzerland: Due to internal changes in the broadcaster, the country was forced to take a break this edition. It is expected that the country will return for the twenty-fifth edition.

NBU non-members

  • Flag of Tunisia Tunisia: The country is not expected to return to the contest after their last participation in the sixteenth edition. In order to return, a Tunisian broadcaster would be required to acquire membership in the NBU. In October 2017, Nessma ruled out any possibilities of returning to the contest.

Notes

  1. ^ Belgium was originally part of the Big 6, but due to the country's withdrawal, the United Kingdom gained the Big 6 status after reaching the 7th place in the previous edition.

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