Worldvision Summer 2022

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Worldvision Summer 2022
Binding Melodies
S2022-logo.png
Dates
Final23 July 2022
Host
VenuePalau Sant Jordi
Barcelona, Spain
Presenter(s)T.B.A
Directed byEsp-icon.png Sergey Ladysev
Executive supervisorAus-icon.png Mark Nightingale
Executive producerJpn-icon.png Pasha Kulik
Host broadcasterEsp-icon.png TVE
Participants
Number of entries28
Debuting countriesAus-icon.png Australia
Blr-icon.png Belarus
Can-icon.png Canada
Chn-icon.png China
Hrv-icon.png Croatia
Dnk-icon.png Denmark
Grc-icon.png Greece
Hun-icon.png Hungary
Ita-icon.png Italy
Jpn-icon.png Japan
Kaz-icon.png Kazakhstan
Ken-icon.png Kenya
Mkd-icon.png North Macedonia
Mco-icon.png Monaco
Nor-icon.png Norway
Pol-icon.png Poland
Prt-icon.png Portugal
Rus-icon.png Russia
Smr-icon.png San Marino
Srb-icon.png Serbia
Esp-icon.png Spain
Swe-icon.png Sweden
Che-icon.png Switzerland
Tha-icon.png Thailand
Nld-icon.png The Netherlands
Ukr-icon.png Ukraine
Gbr-icon.png United Kingdom
Usa-icon.png United States
Returning CountriesNone
Non-returning CountriesNone
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.
Nul points in finalN/A
Winning songT.B.A.
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The Worldvision Song Contest Summer 2022 - is set to be the 1st edition of the Worldvision Song Contest that has been ever made. It is set to take place in Barcelona, Spain. Organised by the International Eurofan's Countries Organisation (IECO) and host broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE), the contest will be held at the Palau Sant Jordi Arena, and will consist of a final on 23 July 2022.

This will be the first time that Spain hosts the contest. Twenty eight countries will take part in the contest (twenty european countries and eight from rest of the world), but only eighteen of them will pass through the screening stage by rating-odds.

Location

The summer'22 contest will take place in Barcelona, Spain. It will be the first time that Spain hosts the contest. The selected venue is the 18.000-seat Palau Sant Jordi Arena, is an indoor sporting arena and multi-purpose indoor arena.

Bidding phase

Main article: Bids for the Worldvision Summer 2022

IECO has announced the call for applications for the competition, which will be accepted from 2 to 3 May 2022. On the evening of May 3, after considering the applications, the referent group published four official candidates for the right to accept the competition:

Summer 2022 host city election – ballot results
Bid Capacity Round 1 Round 2
Esp-icon.png Spain, Barcelona; Palau Sant Jordi Arena 18.000 5 9
Kor-icon.png South Korea, Gangneung; Gangneung Ice Arena 12.000 3 5
Gbr-icon.png United Kingdom, London; O2 Arena 20.000 3 3
Usa-icon.png United States, Tulsa; BOK Center 19.200 1
Total ballots 12 17

Bidding took place using two rounds of voting. After the first round, the bid from the United States left the bidding race. In the second round of voting, Spain's bid won the majority of the votes, which eliminated the need for a third round of voting.

Production

Visual design

The logo and slogan of the contest were announced on 1 June 2022. The logo is an orange fan on a traditional Spanish mosaic background. The slogan of the competition was the phrase "Binding Melodies".

An official slogan (motto) for the Summer 2022 edition

Presenters

The hosts of the contest will be announced by 10 June 2022.

Opening and interval acts

Format

The competition will be held in one sub-stage of qualification (stage of rating bets) and final, in which eighteen countries will take part. Spain, as the host country of the season, was automatically eligible to participate in the final. On 18 May 2022, it became known that the organizers of the contest decided to give Australia and Japan (hereinafter referred to as the "founding countries") the right to permanent automatic participation in the final of the contest for their great contribution to the development and holding of the contest. The remaining 15 locations will be named on 20 June 2022.

Entries

For the Summer 2022 season, songs released on the YouTube platform no earlier than 1 January 2021 are eligible. Quotas, which could be requested by the participating countries in order to be able to exhibit a composition in a language other than the main language of the country, will not be distributed in the debut season.

Voting

The voting in the final will consist of the sum of the votes of the facilitators of the eighteen participating countries (jury) and the remaining eighteen facilitators (whose countries did not qualify for the final part of the season) and IECO observers. Each voter will have a set of 10 "euro-system" scores: 12, 10, 8, 7-1 points.

Allocation draw

The draw to determine the participating countries' final will place on 26 Juny 2022. 18 countries will be divided into two parts of 9 countries by random selection. On June 3, it became known that Spain will perform under the 13th serial number, while Australia and Japan will perform in the first part of the final.

The order of performance of the finalists will be known on 1 July 2022. The order will be determined by the organizers of the competition.

Participating Countries

As of 1 May 2022, twenty nine countries have confirmed their intention to participate in the Summer 2022 edition, but only sixteen will promotion to the grand final. On 18 May 2022, the organizers of the competition decided to automatically admit Australia and Japan to the final. These countries were recognized as the founding countries of the competition. It was also announced that the final will be increased from 16 to 18 participating countries. On 8 June 2022, it was announced that Germany would not enter the contest without giving a reason. A little later on 11 July 2022, it became known that South Korea did not contact the organizers of the contest, which led to the country's automatic withdrawal from participation. As a result, the number of participating countries was reduced to twenty-eight.

The Odds stage

Winning Odds will be annonce on 20 June 2022.

Rank Country Artist Song Language(s) Winning Odds
TBD 20 June 2022 Blr-icon.png Belarus Drozdy Parents' House Belarusian TBD 20 June 2022
Can-icon.png Canada Aurora Giving In To The Love English
Chn-icon.png China Layla May Sea In Your Eyes English
Hrv-icon.png Croatia Sigrid Mirror English
Dnk-icon.png Denmark Nessa Barrett Dying On The Inside English
Grc-icon.png Greece Hatchie Quicksand English
Hun-icon.png Hungary Adele Oh My God English
Ita-icon.png Italy Laura Pausini Scatola Italian
Kaz-icon.png Kazakhstan Polnalyubvi Your Eyes Russian
Ken-icon.png Kenya Sabrina Carpenter Fast Times English
Mkd-icon.png North Macedonia Masha Dali Ti Ke Doznaes Macedonian
Mco-icon.png Monaco Purple Disco Machine, Sophie & the Giants In The Dark English
Nor-icon.png Norway OneRepublic Someday English
Pol-icon.png Poland Zacier 30 Złotych Polish
Prt-icon.png Portugal Gryffin & Kyle Reynolds Best Is Yet To Come English
Rus-icon.png Russia Shortparis Moscow Is Speaking Russian
Smr-icon.png San Marino Siames No Lullaby English
Srb-icon.png Serbia Iraida Supernova English
Swe-icon.png Sweden Empress Of Save Me English
Che-icon.png Switzerland Imagine Dragons & JID Enemy English
Tha-icon.png Thailand Slot Machine Only Trust Thai
Nld-icon.png The Netherlands Suzan & Freek Goud Dutch
Ukr-icon.png Ukraine Tucha It's Your Fault Ukrainian
Gbr-icon.png United Kingdom Florence + The Machine My Love English
Usa-icon.png United States Emmi Drum English

Final

The final will take place on 23 July 2022. Eighteen countries will participate in the final, which will be announced on 20 June 2022.

# Country Artist Song Language(s)
1st half
Aus-icon.png Australia Meg Mac Is It Worth Being Sad English
Jpn-icon.png Japan Nao Aihara Lighthouse Japanese, English
2nd half
13 Esp-icon.png Spain Maia Reficco De Ti Spanish

Voting

Grand Final Voting

Grand Final voting results (jury vote)
Total score
Televoting score
Country 1
Country 2
Country 3
Country 4
Country 5
Country 6
Country 7
Country 8
Country 9
Country 10
Country 11
Country 12
Spain
Country 14
Country 15
Country 16
Country 17
Country 18
Contestants
Country 1 0 0
Country 2 0 0
Country 3 0 0
Country 4 0 0
Country 5 0 0
Country 6 0 0
Country 7 0 0
Country 8 0 0
Country 9 0 0
Country 10 0 0
Country 11 0 0
Country 12 0 0
Spain 0 0
Country 14 0 0
Country 15 0 0
Country 16 0 0
Country 17 0 0
Country 18 0 0
Grand Final voting results (televote)
Total score
Jury score
Country 1
Country 2
Country 3
Country 4
Country 5
Country 6
Country 7
Country 8
Country 9
Country 10
Country 11
Country 12
Spain
Country 14
Country 15
Country 16
Country 17
Country 18
Contestants
Country 1 0 0
Country 2 0 0
Country 3 0 0
Country 4 0 0
Country 5 0 0
Country 6 0 0
Country 7 0 0
Country 8 0 0
Country 9 0 0
Country 10 0 0
Country 11 0 0
Country 12 0 0
Spain 0 0
Country 14 0 0
Country 15 0 0
Country 16 0 0
Country 17 0 0
Country 18 0 0

Split Results

Split results (Grand Final)
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

12 points

jury table

televoting table

Incidents

French artist

On 17 May 2022, the organizers of the competition announced the possible withdrawal of France from the competition. As is well known later that day, the French delegation was greatly offended by the ridicule of a possible representative of the country. The clip of a possible representative, in the opinion of the contest supervisor, did not have a full competitive look. In response to the non-admission of the entry, the head of the French delegation said that he wanted to switch to the curation of Argentina, as he expressed a desire to submit Latin-American compositions to the competition, which would not be allowed to be curated by France due to the presence of quotas for languages ​​in the competition. On May 18, at an extraordinary meeting of the members of the organizational group of the competition, they decided to satisfy the initial request of Nikita Likhanov to curate Monaco, which was not initially included in the lists for participation.

Withdrawal of Kenya

On 18 May 2022, Alexander Kustov, curator of Kenya, announced his refusal to participate in the competition in the future. The reason for this, as it turned out later, was the political views on the military events in Ukraine in 2022, which were fundamentally opposite to the main number of curators of the competition and low scores at the odds stage due to inactivity. On May 19, competition supervisor Mark Nightingale announced that Kenya was not officially removed from the competition and still can possibly participate. However, on 26 May, the curator of the country returned to full participation.

Withdrawal of Monaco and New Zealand

Prior to the situation with the curators of Japan, New Zealand and Monaco, a chatbot was installed in the contest chat to calculate activity. The IECO Administration did not like the irregular activity pattern of the curator of the Japan and others including Ireland and Kazakhstan, after which they accused Japan of deliberately cheating on the rating due to having twice as much as any others result. As a result of the disputes, the Japan Curator, along with the New Zealand and Monaco Curators (who supported the Japanese Curator's side), were excluded from the chat. However, on May 30, after two-sided negotiations between the curators of Australia and Japan, a compromise was reached, according to which Japan returns to participate in the competition with the following concessions: the date for announcing the representative of the country will be shifted to May 15, 2022 (due to shifts in the selection dates due to the impossibility of announcing the participants in the selection 26 and May 28) and a conservative view with full administration discussions on the chat disqualifications. The curators of New Zealand and Monaco were also accused in the unprofessional behavior and being rude to the adminstration, hence that New Zealand was not allowed to return due to breach of the conduct and Monaco did not returned voluntarily, which leaded to theier non-participation and they were automatically removed from it. On 12 June 2022, it was announced that Monaco would participate in the competition.

Political Context in entries of Belarus, Ukraine, Poland & Russia

On June 2, 2022, after the morning update of the competition rates, it turned out that the competition composition from Ukraine moved to the first line of the rating, which displeased a number of participating curators from Canada, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Greece, China, North Macedonia. The fact is that in a separate survey of each announced application, the participants noticed the fact that Ukraine's application was rated worse than the others and it is very illogical to observe the country in first place in the rates. The curator of Japan confirmed that back in May 2022, he requested a scheme and formula for calculating the rating for each participating country, but no answer was received, which led to big questions. The curator of China called the finding of Ukraine in the first place as a "show of compassion", and the curator of Hungary threatened to withdraw the country from participating in the competition if no explanations were received from the organizers of the competition. In the evening, a table was announced with data analysis based on the results of each poll of announced applications, and it turned out that, according to data reconciliation, Ukraine's application was located on the penultimate of 13 announced compositions. It is noteworthy that China, which was placed in 7th place in the rating rates, turned out to be the absolute favorite in the poll. On the evening of June 2, 2022, the curator of Australia reported that the data from the poll of the Ukrainian application was not taken into account for the calculation of rating rates, which re-introduced the dissatisfaction of the curators of Canada, China and Hungary. The curators of Japan, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands expressed mild dissatisfaction about this.

On June 4, 2022, was announced the representative of Belarus, the Drozdy group, which was selected internally with the song "Hata Batkou". The choice of the artist caused outrage from Canada, which accused the song of having political overtones. Different opinions were shared about making the contest political from other participants. However, the Belarusian broadcaster - BTRC and its representative have stated that there is no any political message in the selected entry and asked not to find or create them. Belarusian entry was not being asked to be replaced and was accepted.

On June 7, 2022, Poland have selected internally a song called "30 Zlotych" by a polish band Zacier with its lead singer Miroslav. The meaning of the song is to showcase the bad influence of capitalism to the different groups of the society and to send a message about young generation to be lazy and arrogant. The entry was submitted according to the rules of the contest and didn't found any support or resistance from other broadcasters, hence was accepted.

On June 10, 2022, Russia have selected a song called "CoCoCo / The Structures Don't Go To The Streets" which had a clear political statement about the internal protests from previously selected group called Shortparis. It was expected, since the selected Broadcaster has several restrictions in Russia. Later, the IECO administration requested to change the song due to it's published date, which was out of range of the rules. The entry has been exchanged to a collab of Shortparis with the Veteran Choir of the World War II. New submitted entry was as well not accepted, since the Choir can't represent the country due to the Worldvision policy and the broadcaster was requested to submit an entry again. After all, the selected representative have presented another new song called "Moscow Is Speaking" which as well had a political background. The song however was accepted since having no rules break and compiled with the IECO/Worldvision policies. None of the other participants had extended any statetments except Kazakhstan broadcaster had shown support and asked the Choir to be allowed as an exception.

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