The Special Melody Contest (often shortened to SMC or Special Melody ) is a competition of thematic seasons with special conditions for applications.
Origins and history
The Special Melody was conceived and implemented in order to diversify song competitions by adding various requirements and rules to them, making the selection of applications more difficult, however, the conditions of the competition change every quarter and have its own special theme (in each episode of the competition). This idea was implemented in July 2023, but was invented back in April 2023 by the current curator of Portugal
The venue for the first season was selected from among the countries that confirmed their participation in the season. Of the 16 participating countries, 6 candidates were approved by the IECO Council: Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Norway and Thailand. During the discussions and voting, the right to host the first season went to Thailand. The host city was Bangkok - the capital of the chosen country.The venue for the competition was the Impact Arena Bangkok
In the second episode of the competition, instead of Canada, which won the last episode, the competition was hosted by South Korea, which took 2nd place, due to the fact that Canada was unable to host the second episode of the competition
Further information: Rules of the Special Melody Contest
|I||Q3-2023||7 August 2023||Thailand, Bangkok||Canada: The Hardkiss - Antarctica||Ukrainian||120||South Korea|
|II||Q4-2023||TBD 20-23 November 2023||South Korea, Gangneung|