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North Vision Song Contest 25
Find YOUR Path!
NVSC 25 logo
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 1 July 2018
Semi-final 2 date 8 July 2018
Final date 11 August 2018
Host
Venue Salle Mohammed V
Casablanca, Morocco
Presenter(s) Aja
Maria Nadim
Broadcaster 2M TV
Participants
Entries 45
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Ireland Ireland
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Withdrawing Flag of Armenia Armenia
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of Egypt Egypt
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Flag of Greece Greece
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
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
Null points None
Winner Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
"Fortitude"
North Vision Song Contest
◄ 24 Eurovision Heart 26 ►

North Vision Song Contest 25, often referred to as NVSC 25, was the twenty-fifth edition of the North Vision Song Contest. The contest was hosted in Casablanca, as Morocco was the winning country of the twenty-fourth edition. The show was hosted by drag queen Aja and former contestant Maria Nadim.

Forty-five countries participated in the edition, the lowest number of participants since the second edition. Seven countries withdrew from the competition: Armenia, Cyprus, Egypt, FYR Macedonia, Greece, Liechtenstein and the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, three other countries stayed away for another edition; Algeria, Azerbaijan and Slovakia. The edition also saw the return of five countries; Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Ireland and Switzerland.


Participating countries

Forty-five countries participated in the edition, making it one of the editions with the less amount of participants, tying with the ninth and second editions and the first edition being the only one to have less participants (41).

Returning artists

Cassandre, who represented Monaco in the eleventh edition, returned to represent the country for a second time. Samira Said, the Moroccan representative in the fourth and eleventh editions,  returned to represent the host country for a third time. Belarusian singer Natalia Podolskaya returns to the contest after having previously represented Belarus in the thirteenth edition. Tosca Beat, who represented Slovenia in the seventeenth edition, returned to represent the country for a second time. Sammarinese representative Aradia Morrigan previously represented San Marino in the twenty-second edition under her previous stage name Sophy Rose. Jadranka Barjaktarović, who represented Montenegro in the sixteenth and twentieth editions, returned to represent her country for the third time. Paul Rey returned to this edition after having previously represented Sweden in the twenty-third edition.

Results

Semi-final 1

Luxembourg, Moldova and Ukraine will also vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Ginta "Mais oui mais non" 9 152
02 Flag of Monaco Monaco Cassandre "Nos cœurs libres" 18 71
03 Flag of Albania Albania Flora Cash "Roses On Your Dress" 3 196
04 Flag of Spain Spain Miriam Rodríguez "Hay algo en mí" 16 76
05 Flag of Hungary Hungary yesyes "Fight" 14 91
06 Flag of Finland Finland Lxandra "Dig Deep" 4 192
07 Flag of Georgia Georgia Maliibu "Where" 19 68
08 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Jadranka Barjaktarović "Luzeru" 17 75
09 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands HAEVN "Fortitude" 1 234
10 Flag of Turkey Turkey Aylin Coşkun "Sinsirella" 13 93
11 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Melis "Holding Hands" 8 161
12 Flag of Latvia Latvia Catalyst "Howl" 12 105
13 Iceland Iceland BLISSFUL "Find a Way" 5 190
14 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Salvatore Ganacci "Talk" 7 162
15 Flag of Belgium Belgium Sam Renascent "Kobotama" 11 131
16 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Xriss "Black Dress" 15 90
17 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Lea Kampmann "Moonsick" 6 175
18 Flag of Germany Germany Mira Wunder "Licht aus" 10 140
19 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kamshat Zholdabayeva "Layk basa ber" 2 208

Semi-final 2

Israel, Morocco and Poland will also vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Andorra Andorra Reyko "Spinning Over You" 7 169
02 Flag of Italy Italy Michele Bravi "Diamanti" 3 202
03 Flag of France France Slimane "Viens on s'aime" 8 169
04 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Mihaela Fileva "Posledni dumi" 18 69
05 Flag of Estonia Estonia Elephants From Neptune "Riot Disco" 16 81
06 Flag of San Marino San Marino Aradia Morrigan "A Little Piece of You" 14 90
07 Flag of Ireland Ireland Greywind "Circle" 10 130
08 Flag of Denmark Denmark Bladtkramer "While I'm Young" 9 167
09 Flag of Belarus Belarus Natalia Podolskaya "Ni mnogo ni malo" 12 106
10 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Tosca Beat "Crossroads" 15 83
11 Flag of Russia Russia 5sta Family "Snova vmeste" 19 61
12 Flag of Malta Malta Davinia "Perfectly" 20 57
13 Flag of Sweden Sweden Paul Rey "Soldier" 6 180
14 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Vendredi sur Mer "La femme à la peau bleue" 2 212
15 Flag of Croatia Croatia Zsa Zsa & Vanna "Tragom tvojih tragova" 13 90
16 Flag of Norway Norway Ine Hoem "Moonland" 5 190
17 Flag of Portugal Portugal The Gift "You Will Be Queen" 11 129
18 Flag of Romania Romania Delia "Du-te-ma" 17 73
19 Flag of Serbia Serbia Kovic "Give it All" 1 272
20 Austria Austria Lea Santee "Rollin'" 4 191

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Denmark Denmark Bladtkramer "While I'm Young" 12 220
02 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Krick "Fake Cake" 26 11
03 Flag of Sweden Sweden Paul Rey "Soldier" 6 259
04 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine KAZKA "Plakala" 21 153
05 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Melis "Holding Hands" 17 173
06 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Ginta "Mais oui mais non" 10 223
07 Flag of Norway Norway Ine Hoem "Moonland" 7 247
08 Flag of France France Slimane "Viens on s'aime" 3 320
09 Iceland Iceland BLISSFUL "Find a Way" 15 193
10 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Vendredi sur Mer "La femme à la peau bleue" 4 296
11 Flag of Andorra Andorra Reyko "Spinning Over You" 5 269
12 Flag of Ireland Ireland Greywind "Circle" 23 148
13 Flag of Moldova Moldova Maryon "You" 20 160
14 Flag of Israel Israel Dennis Lloyd "Nevermind" 25 65
15 Flag of Germany Germany Mira Wunder "Licht aus" 24 109
16 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Lea Kampmann "Moonsick" 11 222
17 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kamshat Zholdabayeva "Layk basa ber" 22 151
18 Flag of Finland Finland Lxandra "Dig Deep" 14 202
19 Flag of Poland Poland Kasia Moś feat. Norma John "Wild Eyes" 18 167
20 Flag of Serbia Serbia Kovic "Give it All" 2 322
21 Austria Austria Lea Santee "Rollin'" 9 226
22 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Salvatore Ganacci "Talk" 16 175
23 Flag of Italy Italy Michele Bravi "Diamanti" 8 246
24 Flag of Albania Albania Flora Cash "Roses On Your Dress" 13 208
25 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands HAEVN "Fortitude" 1 347
26 Flag of Morocco Morocco Samira Said "Allez Lmgharba" 19 166

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%

Voting grids

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 110 Flag of Finland Finland 118
2 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 109 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 116
3 Flag of Albania Albania 97 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 97
4 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 93 Flag of Albania Albania 92
5 Iceland Iceland 92 Iceland Iceland 88
6 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 91 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 87
7 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 84 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 79
8 Flag of Belgium Belgium 76 Flag of Germany Germany 69
9 Flag of Germany Germany 71 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 69
10 Flag of Finland Finland 68 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 65
11 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 61 Flag of Latvia Latvia 59
12 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 56 Flag of Belgium Belgium 55
13 Flag of Hungary Hungary 49 Flag of Turkey Turkey 53
14 Flag of Latvia Latvia 46 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 51
15 Flag of Turkey Turkey 39 Flag of Spain Spain 45
16 Flag of Georgia Georgia 37 Flag of Hungary Hungary 42
17 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 36 Flag of Monaco Monaco 41
18 Flag of Spain Spain 31 Flag of Georgia Georgia 31
19 Flag of Monaco Monaco 30 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 19

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
4 Albania Finland, Georgia, Luxembourg, Moldova
Finland Germany, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Montenegro
3 Kazakhstan Latvia, Turkey, Ukraine
Netherlands Albania, Faroe Islands, Lithuania
2 Lithuania Czech Republic, Monaco
1 Belgium Netherlands
Bosnia & Herzegovina Hungary
Czech Republic Bosnia & Herzegovina
Faroe Islands Lebanon
Iceland Spain
Latvia Belgium
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Kazakhstan Latvia, Moldova, Spain, Turkey
3 Albania Finland, Georgia, Luxembourg
Czech Republic Lithuania, Montenegro, Ukraine
Netherlands Albania, Faroe Islands, Monaco
2 Faroe Islands Lebanon, Netherlands
1 Belgium Germany
Finland Iceland
Georgia Czech Republic
Lebanon Kazakhstan
Lithuania Hungary
Montenegro Bosnia & Herzegovina
Turkey Belgium

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Serbia Serbia 131 Flag of Serbia Serbia 136
2 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 115 Flag of Italy Italy 99
3 Flag of Italy Italy 100 Austria Austria 90
4 Flag of Norway Norway 100 Flag of Sweden Sweden 90
5 Austria Austria 95 Flag of France France 89
6 Flag of Andorra Andorra 91 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 89
7 Flag of Sweden Sweden 89 Flag of Norway Norway 83
8 Flag of Denmark Denmark 86 Flag of Portugal Portugal 73
9 Flag of France France 76 Flag of Denmark Denmark 71
10 Flag of Ireland Ireland 70 Flag of San Marino San Marino 66
11 Flag of Portugal Portugal 56 Flag of Andorra Andorra 66
12 Flag of Estonia Estonia 54 Flag of Ireland Ireland 60
13 Flag of Belarus Belarus 47 Flag of Belarus Belarus 59
14 Flag of Croatia Croatia 47 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 49
15 Flag of Romania Romania 42 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 46
16 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 37 Flag of Croatia Croatia 43
17 Flag of Russia Russia 36 Flag of Malta Malta 39
18 Flag of San Marino San Marino 24 Flag of Romania Romania 29
19 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 20 Flag of Estonia Estonia 27
20 Flag of Malta Malta 18 Flag of Russia Russia 25

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
3 Italy Austria, Poland, Russia
Portugal Italy, Morocco, Switzerland
2 Andorra Belarus, Bulgaria
Belarus Ireland, Portugal
France Israel, San Marino
Serbia Andorra, Norway
Sweden Croatia, Romania
Switzerland Estonia, Sweden
1 Austria Malta
Denmark Serbia
Norway Slovenia
Romania France
Slovenia Denmark
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Serbia Andorra, Belarus, Croatia, Poland, San Marino
4 Switzerland Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Serbia
3 Sweden Malta, Norway, Romania
2 Austria Denmark, France
France Russia, Slovenia
1 Andorra Bulgaria
Denmark Sweden
Estonia Austria
Italy Israel
Norway Portugal
Portugal Switzerland
Romania Estonia

Incidents

Belarusian entry leak

On 28 May 2018, details about the song Natalia Podolskaya would be singing at Casablanca were leaked by an unknown source. BTRC immediately rejected the rumours and said that the entry is yet to be announced publicly. The North Broadcasting Union took action, mentioning that "there's no fair play in leaking entries without the consent of the Head of Delegation" and also said that these kind of actions "ruin the fun of the contest". Details of the leak were swiftly removed by the North Broadcasting Union.

Latvian entry

On 10 June 2018, the Latvian broadcaster announced their entry for the edition; Auļi un Tautumeitas would represent the country with the song "Dzied’ papriekšu, brāļa māsa". However, it was eventually discovered that the song was a remake of an old traditional folk song. Therefore, the country was forced to change their entry. The Latvian broadcaster was given an extra day to submit their song. The broadcaster was not fined by the NBU despite the song breaching the contest's rules, as the song was approved by the NBU beforehand.

Lebanese entry

LBC posted a teaser of their entry on 30 April 2018. However, one day later it was announced that the broadcaster would be changing their entry due to the song being a cover of a 1956 song. Subsequently, the Lebanese broadcaster had to disqualify their entry and select another song.

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.

  • Flag of Armenia Armenia; After initially confirming participation, on 9 May 2018, AMRTV unexpectedly announced its shutdown due to economic difficulties, forcing the country to withdraw.
  • Flag of Cyprus Cyprus: CyBC announced its withdrawal on 9 May 2018 due to a lack of applicants. A return in the next edition is likely.
  • Flag of Egypt Egypt: ERTU released a press statement on 5 May 2018 announcing Egypt's withdrawal due to "lack of money and lack of singers interested to take part at the contest." A return is highly likely in the twenty-sixth or twenty-seventh edition.
  • Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia: MRT initially confirmed their participation in the edition. However, it was announced by the NBU that the country's participation had to be revoked due to controversies with the Head of Delegation.
  • Flag of Greece Greece: The broadcaster announced that the country will be taking an one edition break due to the previous Head of Delegation resignation. ERT announced that a return is most likely for the next edition.
  • Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom: Despite initially confirming their participation, BBC later revealed that their participation was in doubt, which ended up with the first withdrawal of the country in the history of the contest.
  • The following countries failed to confirm or withdraw from edition and were fined by the NBU:

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.

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of None Loreen [1]
    (Winner of the 22nd edition)
  2. Flag of Moldova Aliona Moon
    (Moldovan representant in the 16th edition)
  3. Flag of Albania Blerim Destani
  4. Flag of Kazakhstan Zhanar Dugalova
    (Kazakh representant in the 11th and 22nd edition and host of the 14th edition)
  5. Flag of Belarus Dimitriy Shepelev
  6. Flag of Germany Olivia Jones
  7. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Maya Berović
    (Bosnian representant in the 16th and 24th edition)
  8. Flag of Israel Judah Gavra
    (Israeli representant in the 21st edition)
  9. Flag of Iceland Hildur
    (Icelandic representant in the 23rd edition)
  10. Flag of Lithuania Miss Sheep
    (Lithuanian representant in the first edition)
  11. Flag of Denmark Myrkur
  12. Flag of Estonia Jana Kask
    (Estonian representant in the 16th and 22nd edition)
  13. Flag of Croatia Jacques Houdek
    (Bosnian representant in the third edition)
  14. Flag of Georgia Cira
    (Georgian representant in the 23rd edition)
  15. Flag of Ireland Molly Sterling
  16. Flag of Ukraine Rulada

  1. Flag of Sweden Måns Zelmerlöw
  2. Flag of France Kendji Girac
    (French representant in the 11th edition)
  3. Flag of Czech Republic Ben Cristovao
    (Czech representant in the 23rd edition)
  4. Flag of Montenegro Nina Žižić
    (Montenegrin representant in the 2nd and 8th edition)
  5. Flag of Slovenia Lea Sirk
  6. Flag of San Marino Annalisa
    (Sammarinese representant in the 5th edition)
  7. Flag of Faroe Islands Kristel Lisberg
    (Faroese representant in the 13th and 17th edition)
  8. Flag of Turkey Fulin
  9. Flag of Luxembourg GEZZA
    (Luxembourgish representant in the 24th edition)
  10. Flag of Lebanon Yasmine Hamdan
  11. Flag of Bulgaria Boryana Gramatikova
  12. Flag of Belgium Yannick Bovy
  13. Flag of Andorra Patricia Montero
  14. Flag of Portugal Filomena Cautela
  15. Flag of Austria Die Tiefe Kümmernis

  1. Flag of Netherlands Rochelle
    (Dutch representant in the 20th edition)
  2. Flag of Russia Igor Akinfeev
  3. Flag of Romania Ilinca
  4. Flag of Norway Kåre Magnus Bergh
  5. Flag of Morocco Asma Lmnawar
    (Moroccan representant in the twelfth edition)
  6. Flag of Finland Krista Siegfrids
    (Finnish representant in the 6th and 15th edition)
  7. Flag of Latvia Markus Riva
    (Latvian representant in the 15th edition)
  8. Flag of Spain Aitana and Ana Guerra
  9. Flag of Switzerland Kristina Yakovleva
    (Swiss representant in the 13th edition)
  10. Flag of Poland Lanberry
    (Polish representant in the 17th, 20th and 23rd edition)
  11. Flag of Italy Sabrina Impacciatore
    (Host of the 19th edition)
  12. Flag of Monaco Laetitia Mikail
  13. Flag of Malta Christabelle Borg
  14. Flag of Serbia Jelena Karleuša
  15. Flag of Hungary Linda Király
    (Hungarian representant in the 6th edition)

Notes

  1. ^ Loreen presented the votes for the Rest of the World jury.

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