Worldvision Q3-2023

From IECO - International Eurofan's Countries Organisation
Worldvision Q3-2023
Step Into Future
Q3-23.jpg
Dates
Final29 September 2023
Host
VenueLanxess Arena, Cologne
Germany
Executive supervisorAus-icon.png Mark Solovyov
Executive producerDeu-icon.png Egor Tarashkevich
Host broadcasterDeu-icon.png NDR
Participants
Number of entries29
Debuting countriesAlb-icon.png Albania
Cyp-icon.png Cyprus
Fra-icon.png France
Returning CountriesCan-icon.png Canada
Non-returning CountriesNzl-icon.png New Zealand
Participation map
Vote
Voting systemEach country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to 10 songs: the first from a professional jury, the second from viewers. As well as votes from international observers in are aggregated and awarded as one set of points.
Winning songNor-icon.png Norway
"Head Up"
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The Worldvision Song Contest Quarter 3 - 2023 was the 4th edition of the WorldVision Song Contest. It is set to take place in Cologne, Germany, following the country's victory at the WorldVision Song Contest Q2-2023 contest with the song "Still Dancing" by Reve. Organised by the International Eurofan's Countries Organisation (IECO) and host broadcaster NDR. The contest was held at the Lanxess Arena, and consisted of a semi-final on 14 September, and a final on 29 September 2023.

Twenty-nine countries participated in the contest, along with debuting Albania, Cyprus and France are debut in the competition. Canada returning after their absence from the previous edition. Last season's competitor New Zealand withdrew from the competition.

The winner was Norway with the song "Head Up", performed by The Score. Greece (best result), Germany, Israel (best result) and Canada (best result) rounded out the top five. The following countries improved their results: Thailand, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Location

Lanxess Arena, host venue of the Q3-2023 contest.

The Q3-2023 contest took place in Cologne, Germany, which received the right to host after its victory in the previous competition. It was the first time that Germany hosts the contest. The selected venue is the 20.000-seat Lanxess Arena.

City bidding process

On July 13, four candidate cities for the competition were announced, they were: Hamburg, Cologne, Dortmund and Frankfurt. In the end, Cologne got the right to host the song contest, and the "arena" was chosen as the venue for the contest.

Format

Entries

For the Q3-2023 season, songs released on the YouTube platform no earlier than 1 January 2021 are eligible. Also, a quota was introduced for compositions from the Billboard Hot-100 up to one per season and with the restriction of use for one curator no more than once in 4 seasons of participation.

Introduction of the semi-final

On August 22, 2023, it was announced that twenty-nine countries will take part in the competition. Due to the fact that the number of participating countries was large for the final and not enough for the semi-final, there were discussions within the reference group. As a result, on August 23, 2023, it was announced that the introduction of the semi-finals would take place. Thus, fourteen countries automatically qualified for the final (the top 10 of last season and an additional four countries according to the overall rating). The remaining fifteen countries were placed in the semi-final, of which only ten will advance to the final.

Allocation draw

On September 9, 2023, the general draw for the semi-finals and finals of the season took place. Envelopes were prepared for both semi-finalists and auto-finalists (15 envelopes for the semi-finals and 24 envelopes for the final), behind which the first or second part of the semi-final/final was encrypted. Also, after all the semi-finalists had chosen their envelopes and half of the performances in the semi-finals became known, on the same day the competition organizers announced the order of performance of the semi-finalists. Long before the day of the draw for Germany, the 20th ordinal number in the final was randomly selected.

Participating Countries

Twenty-nine countries have confirmed participation this season. Albania, Cyprus and France, which made their debut, as well as Canada, which returned after a seasonal break, were added to the main line-up of last season's participants. New Zealand withdrew without explanation.

Semi-Final

Fifteen countries took part in the semi-final, of which 10 will advance to the final. The broadcast of the semi-finals took place on September 14, 2023, at 21:40 (GMT +3).

# Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01 Uzb-icon.png Uzbekistan DJ Antoine & Chanin Sunset In Dubai English 12 43
02 Chn-icon.png China Lexie Liu Magician Chinese, English 9 50
03 Can-icon.png Canada Miley Cyrus Used To Be Young English 3 91
04 Nld-icon.png Netherlands Flemming Verleden Tijd Dutch 10 47
05 Tha-icon.png Thailand Shaun & Jeff Satur Steal The Show English 8 64
06 Kor-icon.png South Korea Simona Liebe German 11 44
07 Grc-icon.png Greece Saveus Dark Vibrations English 6 77
08 Alb-icon.png Albania Jax Jones & Mnek Where Did You Go English 13 41
09 Kaz-icon.png Kazakhstan Ayau Sensiz? Kazakh 15 20
10 Fra-icon.png France Ali Paris Me Dit (Yalla) French 7 73
11 Cyp-icon.png Cyprus Dove Cameron Breakfast English 5 79
12 Pol-icon.png Poland Ralph Kaminski Bal U Rafala Polish 14 30
13 Lbn-icon.png Lebanon Aston Killer Queen English 4 83
14 Ita-icon.png Italy Madame Il Bene Nel Male Italian 2 91
15 Nor-icon.png Norway The Score Head Up English 1 95

Final

Twenty-four countries took part in the final. The broadcast of the semi-finals took place on September 29, 2023, at 20:00 (GMT +3).

# Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01 Srb-icon.png Serbia Yonaka Seize The Power English 12 126
02 Esp-icon.png Spain Sandro Cavazza & Georgia Ku Love To Lose English 18 100
03 Hrv-icon.png Croatia Bojana Vunturišević Money Serbian 21 86
04 Aus-icon.png Australia Troye Sivan Rush English 6 186
05 Isr-icon.png Israel Sina Moonlake Cry With The Wolves English 4 224
06 Lbn-icon.png Lebanon Aston Killer Queen English 19 100
07 Nld-icon.png Netherlands Flemming Verleden Tijd Dutch 13 125
08 Dnk-icon.png Denmark Holy Peaks No Time English 16 109
09 Nor-icon.png Norway The Score Head Up English 1 278
10 Smr-icon.png San Marino Cinta Laura Kiehl ft. Tropkillaz Loco English, Spanish 20 89
11 Swe-icon.png Sweden MIN t Tiger English 24 54
12 Grc-icon.png Greece Saveus Dark Vibrations English 2 254
13 Gbr-icon.png United Kingdom Dylan No Romeo English 11 135
14 Ita-icon.png Italy Madame Il Bene Nel Male Italian 8 156
15 Tha-icon.png Thailand Shaun & Jeff Satur Steal The Show English 7 156
16 Vnm-icon.png Vietnam Robert Cristian & Alis Shuka The Day Before English 23 61
17 Jpn-icon.png Japan Beverly One Vision English 22 74
18 Fra-icon.png France Ali Paris Me Dit (Yalla) French 9 150
19 Can-icon.png Canada Miley Cyrus Used To Be Young English 5 219
20 Deu-icon.png Germany Rina Sawayama Hold The Girl English 3 252
21 Cyp-icon.png Cyprus Dove Cameron Breakfast English 14 124
22 Chn-icon.png China Lexie Liu Magician Chinese, English 10 139
23 Hun-icon.png Hungary Munn Belongs With You English 15 119
24 Prt-icon.png Portugal Galantis & Lucas & Steve & Ilira Alien English 17 106

Voting

Grand Final Voting

Grand Final voting results (televote)
Total score
Televoting score
San Marino
Hungary
Netherlands
South Korea
China
United Kingdom
Italy
Poland
Kazakhstan
Norway
Japan
Thailand
Denmark
Uzbekistan
Lebanon
Vietnam
Cyprus
Spain
Sweden
Canada
Israel
Greece
Portugal
Australia
France
Albania
Croatia
Serbia
Germany
Contestants
Serbia 126 48
Spain 100 47
Croatia 86 67
Australia 186 93
Israel 224 114
Lebanon 100 39
Netherlands 125 55
Denmark 109 38
Norway 278 169
San Marino 89 37
Sweden 54 15
Greece 254 123
United Kingdom 135 48
Italy 156 87
Thailand 156 73
Vietnam 61 31
Japan 74 29
France 150 91
Canada 219 136
Germany 252 120
Cyprus 124 103
China 139 67
Hungary 119 56
Portugal 106 54
Grand Final voting results (televote)
Total score
Jury score
Rest of the World
Contestants
Serbia 126 78
Spain 100 53
Croatia 86 19
Australia 186 93
Israel 224 110
Lebanon 100 61
Netherlands 125 70
Denmark 109 71
Norway 278 109
San Marino 89 52
Sweden 54 39
Greece 254 131
United Kingdom 135 87
Italy 156 69
Thailand 156 83
Vietnam 61 30
Japan 74 45
France 150 59
Canada 219 83
Germany 252 132
Cyprus 124 21
China 139 72
Hungary 119 63
Portugal 106 52

Split Results

Split results (Grand Final)
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1 Nor-icon.png Norway 278 Deu-icon.png Germany 132 Nor-icon.png Norway 169
2 Grc-icon.png Greece 254 Grc-icon.png Greece 131 Can-icon.png Canada 136
3 Deu-icon.png Germany 252 Isr-icon.png Israel 110 Grc-icon.png Greece 123
4 Isr-icon.png Israel 224 Nor-icon.png Norway 109 Deu-icon.png Germany 120
5 Can-icon.png Canada 219 Aus-icon.png Australia 93 Isr-icon.png Israel 114
6 Aus-icon.png Australia 186 Gbr-icon.png United Kingdom 87 Cyp-icon.png Cyprus 103
7 Tha-icon.png Thailand 156 Can-icon.png Canada 83 Aus-icon.png Australia 93
8 Ita-icon.png Italy 156 Tha-icon.png Thailand 83 Fra-icon.png France 91
9 Fra-icon.png France 150 Srb-icon.png Serbia 78 Ita-icon.png Italy 87
10 Chn-icon.png China 139 Chn-icon.png China 72 Tha-icon.png Thailand 73
11 Gbr-icon.png United Kingdom 135 Dnk-icon.png Denmark 71 Chn-icon.png China 67
12 Srb-icon.png Serbia 126 Nld-icon.png Netherlands 70 Hrv-icon.png Croatia 67
13 Nld-icon.png Netherlands 125 Ita-icon.png Italy 69 Hun-icon.png Hungary 56
14 Cyp-icon.png Cyprus 124 Hun-icon.png Hungary 63 Nld-icon.png Netherlands 55
15 Hun-icon.png Hungary 119 Lbn-icon.png Lebanon 61 Prt-icon.png Portugal 54
16 Dnk-icon.png Denmark 109 Fra-icon.png France 59 Srb-icon.png Serbia 48
17 Prt-icon.png Portugal 106 Esp-icon.png Spain 53 Gbr-icon.png United Kingdom 48
18 Esp-icon.png Spain 100 Prt-icon.png Portugal 52 Esp-icon.png Spain 47
19 Lbn-icon.png Lebanon 100 Smr-icon.png San Marino 52 Lbn-icon.png Lebanon 39
20 Smr-icon.png San Marino 89 Jpn-icon.png Japan 45 Dnk-icon.png Denmark 38
21 Hrv-icon.png Croatia 86 Swe-icon.png Sweden 39 Smr-icon.png San Marino 37
22 Jpn-icon.png Japan 74 Vnm-icon.png Vietnam 30 Vnm-icon.png Vietnam 31
23 Vnm-icon.png Vietnam 61 Cyp-icon.png Cyprus 21 Jpn-icon.png Japan 29
24 Swe-icon.png Sweden 54 Hrv-icon.png Croatia 19 Swe-icon.png Sweden 15

International Jury Voting

International viewers were introduced last year, they award an additional one set of points based on the average places of their rating. They are invited by IECO from around the world, whoever is interested to be involved and consist of five members.

Detailed vote from the rest of the world
Place Country Points Col-icon.png
AP
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JG
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TA
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KS
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AD
1 Nld-icon.png Netherlands 12 40.13 11 1 2 3 3
2 Nor-icon.png Norway 10 30.08 2 7 18 7 1
3 Gbr-icon.png United Kingdom 8 29.59 5 4 4 18 2
4 Grc-icon.png Greece 7 27.20 13 2 12 2 6
5 Isr-icon.png Israel 6 24.35 21 3 1 18 8
6 Prt-icon.png Portugal 5 21.85 1 16 17 4 11
7 Fra-icon.png France 4 20.96 20 5 19 1 9
8 Aus-icon.png Australia 3 20.82 6 8 3 9 10
9 Ita-icon.png Italy 2 16.45 8 9 10 6 7
10 Vnm-icon.png Vietnam 1 13.77 3 17 8 20 12
11 Lbn-icon.png Lebanon 12.79 14 11 14 10 4
12 Chn-icon.png China 11.15 4 20 9 14 19
13 Deu-icon.png Germany 9.18 7 12 11 12 17
14 Dnk-icon.png Denmark 9.16 17 10 20 5 18
15 Hun-icon.png Hungary 8.99 12 18 15 17 5
16 Esp-icon.png Spain 8.66 10 6 22 19 13
17 Srb-icon.png Serbia 8.08 19 15 5 22 14
18 Jpn-icon.png Japan 6.43 9 14 24 11 15
19 Cyp-icon.png Cyprus 6.12 15 22 6 21 24
20 Hrv-icon.png Croatia 4.63 24 23 7 23 21
21 Can-icon.png Canada 4.62 16 24 21 8 20
22 Tha-icon.png Thailand 3.51 18 21 13 15 16
23 Swe-icon.png Sweden 2.48 22 13 16 24 23
24 Smr-icon.png San Marino 2.21 23 19 23 13 22

Public voting representatives of participating countries

The viewers of the participating countries could be other members of the organization or other invited persons.
Each public voting member was invited by it's country, however when the participant was not able to do so, the public voting was assigned to each country as per the most possible compatability of points with the Jury Member.

Country Full Name & Origin IECO Membership
Alb-icon.png Albania Pol-icon.png Diana Pie Sissy Observer
Aus-icon.png Australia Aus-icon.png Jimmy Mardigras Observer
Can-icon.png Canada Blr-icon.png Raman Haurylik Observer
Chn-icon.png China Rus-icon.png Maksim Ozerov Observer
Hrv-icon.png Croatia Blr-icon.png Andrey Zhidenko Observer
Cyp-icon.png Cyprus Rus-icon.png Egor Rybin Observer
Dnk-icon.png Denmark Rus-icon.png Victor Pevchev Che-icon.png Switzerland
Fra-icon.png France Pol-icon.png Vadim Babkin Observer
Deu-icon.png Germany Blr-icon.png Polyna Synevich Observer
Grc-icon.png Greece Mlt-icon.png Franklyn Baldacchino Observer
Hun-icon.png Hungary Gbr-icon.png Robin Bray Observer
Isr-icon.png Israel Rus-icon.png Evgeniya Talantseva Observer
Ita-icon.png Italy Blr-icon.png Andrej Zujkou Observer
Jpn-icon.png Japan Pol-icon.png Mateusz Bluszcz Observer
Kaz-icon.png Kazakhstan Kaz-icon.png Margarita Domalevskaya Observer
Lbn-icon.png Lebanon Ukr-icon.png Ilya Mandebura Observer
Nld-icon.png Netherlands Rus-icon.png Anna Abramova Observer
Nor-icon.png Norway Rus-icon.png Ekateryna Brunt Observer
Pol-icon.png Poland Chn-icon.png Sihan Chen Observer
Prt-icon.png Portugal Rus-icon.png Andrey Gruzdev Observer
Smr-icon.png San Marino Rus-icon.png Alina Zhukova Observer
Srb-icon.png Serbia Rus-icon.png Artyom Frolov Observer
Kor-icon.png South Korea Rus-icon.png Andrey Nikitin Observer
Esp-icon.png Spain Rus-icon.png Diana Nizamova Observer
Swe-icon.png Sweden Rus-icon.png Roman Dombaem Observer
Tha-icon.png Thailand Rus-icon.png Juliya Savelyeva Observer
Gbr-icon.png United Kingdom Rus-icon.png Ellina Aleksandrova Observer
Uzb-icon.png Uzbekistan Uzb-icon.png Roman Pastukhov Observer
Vnm-icon.png Vietnam Pol-icon.png Artsiom Chalapa Observer
Xrw-icon.png The Rest Of The World Aus-icon.png Timothy Ahlgren Observers
Fra-icon.png Adrien Alonso-Dussel
Nld-icon.png Joeri Groen
Col-icon.png Alexander Pabon
Ind-icon.png Kiran Sebastian

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