Univision Song Contest

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The Univision Song Contest is a triannual song competition held by the Univision Broadcasting Union among its member nations. Each participating community member decides which country he wishes to send entries from and may submit up to 3 songs. Entries are then voted on by other participating countries and, if any non-participating forum member wishes to vote, jury members. In the first two editions of the contest, they could also be voted on by off-forum jury members, usually friends of participants. The contest is generally organized by Yqt1001 however other members may contribute to the contest, and the host is given some responsibilities. The contest began in June 2013 with 11 participating members and 28 entries. Reservations for the eighth edition are underway as of October 2015. A spin-off contest, the Univision Second Chance Contest, was held during January in Kap'atŋpiri, Oesa, in which only songs which placed outside of the top ten were eligible for participation.

History

The origins of the contest date largely to the interest of the Eurovision Song Contest by members of the Universe Sandbox Forum community during the spring of 2013. Interest was abound after the Eurovision 2013 Final and remained high throughout May. The name "Univision" was suggested by Mudkipz and was quickly adopted. After many weeks of pressure, the contest began on June 13th 2013. The contest is mostly based on the Eurovision Song Contest.

Initially the contest was never expected to reach large proportions. The founder, Yqt1001, was initially expecting only 10 entries at most, not prepared for the 28 that were actually entered. Due to its popularity, the contest went on for nearly 2 weeks, with the winner being announced by June 26th 2013.

Edition to edition, changes were planned to improve the contest's function and experience for the following time. From the first to second edition, the voting rules were changed. Countries were now able to vote for 10 songs instead of 5, with a point scheme that more closely resembled the Eurovision Song Contest. A country could award their first place song 15 points, their second 12, third 10, fourth 8, and then 6-1 points for the rest, in descending order. In the second edition, a Eurovision-styled scoreboard was implemented and has been used in all subsequent editions of the contest. In the third edition, the off-site jury was eliminated. Members of the Universe Sandbox Forum are still allowed to participate in voting, even if they did not enter a song into the contest. Since the third edition, the contest rules and function have been relatively constant.

After the fourth edition's long broadcast, with 41 entries, discussion of a semi-final system began. It was decided that if there were a significant number of entries in a future edition, semi-finals might be considered and organized so as to shorten the required commitment time to participate in the contest. As of yet, they have not been used.

In the fifth edition, Shmupland, Wyverncliff, and Auspikitan were involved in a voting controversy. Shmupland was found to have a high voting bias towards, and similarity to, the nation of Wyverncliff. Investigation commenced throughout the contest and resulted in the UBU banning Shmupland from the contest indefinitely, and gave Wyverncliff and Auspikitan both a 3-edition ban. They will be eligible to participate in the ninth edition.

Participants

16 countries have participated in the contest. A country has been represented by multiple different users, a debut will be listed for that user. For users switching nations, as is the case with Blaist Blaland and Red Rainbow, the country will be listed each edition it returns. Returning nations which are represented by the same user but have not participated for a number of editions are listed in a separate column. If any of these scenarios occur more than once, they will be marked in italics.


Edition Debuting countries User/country switch Returning countries
I Aahrus Aahrus (Yqt1001), Aeridani Aeridani (FiahOwl), Aiyota Aiyota (swonx), Blaland Blaist Blaland (Bla), Bongatar Bongatar (blotz), Czalliso Kallisto (vh),
Ethanthova Ethanthova (matty406), Shmupland Shmupland (Notshmoopysomovealong), Solea Solea (atomic7732), Tjedigar Dotruga (Tuto99),
Wyverncliff Wyverncliff (TheMooCows)
II Bielosia Bielosia (Naru523) Shmupland Shmupland (gagnant)
III Aiyota Aiyota (swonx)
IV Auspikitan Auspikitan (PandaMania), Darvincia Darvincia (Darvince) Red Rainbow Red Rainbow (Bla) Czalliso Czalliso (vh)
V Blaland Blaist Blaland (Bla)
VI Aegakwet Aegakwet (Lord_DC) Red Rainbow Red Rainbow (Bla) Czalliso Starrie (vh)
VII Blaist Blaland Blaist Blaland (Bla) Aiyota Aiyota (swonx)
VIII Red Rainbow Red Rainbow (Bla)
IX Sagua Sagua

Data

Number of Songs by Country

Country I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII Tot.
Aahrus 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 36
Ethanthova 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 36
Solea 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 36
Dotruga 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 36
Aeridani 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 35
Bongatar 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 2 32
Bielosia 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 33
Darvincia 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 26
Kallisto 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 1 19
Wyverncliff 3 3 3 3 3 3 18
Blaist Blaland 3 3 3 3 3 15
Shmupland 3 3 3 3 3 15
Auspikitan 3 3 3 3 12
Aiyota 1 1 3 3 3 11
Aegakwet 3 3 3 9
Red Rainbow 3 3 3 9
Sagua 2 2
Omnipotencia 3 3
Total 28 33 31 41 36 35 39 34 29 23 28 26 383

Points Earned by Country

Key
First place
Second place
Third place
Disqualified
Country I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII Tot.
Solea 28 119 124 141 60 73 131 122 99 116 79 1092
Aahrus 107 122 88 121 102 75 10 90 105 40 24 884
Aeridani 30 92 38 105 82 46 106 72 61 94 82 808
Bielosia 151 68 35 33 104 76 48 124 79 72 790
Dotruga 18 103 71 43 33 54 86 132 107 54 56 757
Wyverncliff 76 208 125 123 0 83 615
Bongatar 10 70 38 58 49 64 64 35 89 47 37 561
Ethanthova 44 99 60 48 23 88 25 55 18 12 55 527
Darvincia 18 63 42 70 92 43 84 99 511
Auspikitan 56 35 91 102 284
Kallisto 36 53 34 21 56 10 32 242
Shmupland 20 64 77 79 0 240
Blaist Blaland 12 40 27 44 37 187
Aiyota 38 10 18 73 139
Red Rainbow 42 72 24 138
Aegakwet 62 22 29 113
Sagua 48 48
Omnipotencia 0 0

Points given and received by country

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Best Placing

I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII Tot.
Aahrus 1 4 5 2 1 2 33 5 5 13 4 19 1
Wyverncliff 5 1 1 5 1 1
Solea 11 7 2 1 5 10 2 3 6 2 1 5 1
Ethanthova 2 5 4 11 9 1 22 13 23 18 14 3 1
Aeridani 6 11 18 4 2 9 1 9 8 3 11 4 1
Bielosia 2 6 18 15 4 5 16 1 8 8 1 1
Darvincia 28 3 20 7 6 18 1 3 2 1
Tjedigar 12 8 8 19 18 7 4 2 3 7 5 11 2
Bongatar 14 10 12 13 10 16 8 14 2 6 17 14 2
Czalliso 4 19 25 22 14 26 17 2 2
Shmupland 13 14 3 7 3
Aiyota 3 24 31 11 3
Auspikitan 15 12 3 6 3
Blaist Blaland 17 27 15 4 26 4
Red Rainbow 20 5 19 5
Aegakwet 6 28 22 6
Sagua 9 9
Omnipotencia 26

Wins etc

Wins Top 3 Top 5 Top 10
Wyverncliff 3 4 6 9
Solea 2 8 12 21
Aahrus 2 4 9 17
Bielosia 2 3 5 11
Darvincia 1 4 4 11
Aeridani 1 3 6 12
Ethanthova 1 3 5 6
Tjedigar 0 2 5 12
Czalliso 0 1 2 2
Bongatar 0 1 1 5
Auspikitan 0 1 1 3
Shmupland 0 1 1 3
Aiyota 0 1 1 1
Blaist Blaland 0 0 1 1
Red Rainbow 0 0 1 1
Aegakwet 0 0 0 1
Sagua 0 0 0 1

Hosting

Hosting is a privilege given to the winning country of the previous contest. Winners are required to create a profile for their nations and are allowed to influence the graphics of the contest. Host members are also allowed to submit proposals on how the contest should be run while it is hosted there.

Host cities

Edition Host City Host Venue Host Country
I Aahrus Crystal Hall Aahrus
II Aahrus Crystal Hall Aahrus
III Vorlor Vorloran Mooing Hall Wyverncliff
IV Vorlor Vorloran Mooing Hall Wyverncliff
V Saelunavvk hikútíkana aginekei sekępna Solea
VI Aahrus UBU Hall Aahrus
VII Boltway Boltway Event Stadium Ethanthova
VIII Faehrenfall Steel Blood Opera House Aeridani
IX Vorlor Vorloran Mooing Hall Wyverncliff
X Lizabechai Bielosia
XI Manwx Manwx Theater Darvincia
XII Kutapi Solea

Winners

There have been eight editions of the Univision Song Contest, with winners from 5 countries.

Edition Host Country Date Winner Entry Points Margin Runner-up
I Aahrus Aahrus June 2013 Aahrus Aahrus Ani Lorak - Shady Lady 66 27 Ethanthova Ethanthova
II Aahrus Aahrus October 2013 Wyverncliff Wyverncliff Lifehouse feat. Natasha Bedingfield - Between the Raindrops 78 5 Bielosia Bielosia
III Wyverncliff Wyverncliff February 2014 Wyverncliff Wyverncliff OneRepublic - Counting Stars 72 9 Solea Solea
IV Wyverncliff Wyverncliff June 2014 Solea Solea Owl City - Gold 76 10 Aahrus Aahrus
V Solea Solea October 2014 Aahrus Aahrus Indila - Dernière Danse 68 13 Aeridani Aeridani
VI Aahrus Aahrus February 2015 Ethanthova Ethanthova Yogscast – Diggy Diggy Hole 64 14 Aahrus Aahrus
VII Ethanthova Ethanthova June 2015 Aeridani Aeridani MitiS - Movements (ft. MaHi) 62 7 Solea Solea
VIII Aeridani Aeridani October 2015 Wyverncliff Wyverncliff Tristam & Braken - Frame of Mind 57 0 Tjedigar Dotruga
IX Wyverncliff Wyverncliff February 2016 Bielosia Bielosia Fall Out Boy - Centuries 71 21 Bongatar Bongatar
X Bielosia Bielosia June 2016 Darvincia Darvincia Major Lazer - Be Together (feat. Wild Belle) (Vanic Remix) 56 1 Solea Solea
XI Darvincia Darvincia October 2016 Solea Solea Vicetone - Nevada (feat. Cozi Zuehlsdorff) 51 3 Czalliso Kallisto
XII Solea Solea February 2017 Bielosia Bielosia Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter 44 6 Darvincia Darvincia

By country

Wins Country Editions
3 Wyverncliff Wyverncliff II, III, VIII
2 Aahrus Aahrus I, V
2 Solea Solea IV, XI
2 Bielosia Bielosia IX, XII
1 Ethanthova Ethanthova VI
1 Aeridani Aeridani VII
1 Darvincia Darvincia X

By language

Wins Language Editions Countries
10 English I, II, III, IV, VI, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII Aahrus, Wyverncliff, Solea, Ethanthova, Bielosia, Darvincia
1 French V Aahrus
1 Instrumental VII Aeridani

References

  • Univision I

I - Results

  • Univision II

II - Results

  • Univision III

III - Results

  • Univision IV

IV - Results

  • Univision V

V - Results

  • Univision VI

VI - Results

  • Univision VII

VII - Results

  • Univision VIII
  • Univision IX

IX - Results

  • Univision X
  • Univision XI
  • Univision XII

XII - Thread


Used Songs

Rules