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Mediterraneanvision Song Contest 1
Ride Your Wave!
MSC 1 Logo
Dates
Final 25 January 2018
Host
Venue Municipal Theatre of Kalamata, Kalamata, Greece
Presenter(s) Sakis Rouvas
Broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT)
Participants
Entries 15
Debuting Flag of Albania Albania
Flag of Croatia Croatia
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of France France
Flag of Greece Greece
Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Kosovo Kosovo
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of Morocco Morocco
Flag of Portugal Portugal
Flag of Romania Romania
Flag of San Marino San Marino
Flag of Spain Spain
Flag of Syria Syria
Returning None
Withdrawing None
Vote
System Each country's professional jury award 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs. International viewers vote for their songs, and votes are converted to points by proportional representation.
Nul points None
Winner Flag of Greece Greece
"An Me Deis Na Klaío"

The Mediterraneanvision Song Contest 1 was the first edition of the Mediterraneanvision Song Contest. It took place in Kalamata, Greece, on the 25 January 2018. 15 countries participated: Albania, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Spain, and Syria.

The winner was the host country, Greece with the song "An Me Deis Na Klaío" performed by Helena Paparizou featuring Anastasios Rammos. Italy came 2nd and Portugal came 3rd.

Location

The contest was hosted in Kalamata, Greece, following a decision made by the contest's creator.

Venue

The contest took place at the Municipal Theatre of Kalamata. To date, this venue remains the smallest host venue of a Mediterraneanvision event.

About the host city

Kalamata (Greek: Καλαμάτα Kalamáta) is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. The capital and chief port of the Messenia regional unit, it lies along the Nedon River at the head of the Messenian Gulf.

The 2011 census recorded 69,849 inhabitants for the wider Kalamata Municipality, of which 62,409 in the municipal unit of Kalamata proper. Kalamata is renowned as the land of the Kalamatianos dance and Kalamata olives.

The second-oldest Chamber of Commerce in the Mediterranean, after that of Marseille, exists in Kalamata. The traditional product of the era are the well known black Kalamata olives.

Plus, the factories of the Karelia Tobacco Company have been operating in Kalamata since 1888.

Location of Kalamata in Greece, which hosted the inaugural contest.

Format

Visual design

The theme for the contest, Ride Your Wave!, was unveiled on the 29 December 2017 on the contest's Google+ Community.

Contest

The contest consisted of a Final on the 25 January 2018.

Running order

Countries performed in alphabetical order.

Participating countries

On the 30 December 2017, the MBU announced that 15 countries would take part in the contest.

Participants

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Albania Albania Lorela Sejdini "Pritëm Edhe Pak" 6 120
02 Flag of Croatia Croatia Nina Kraljić "Vir" 13 66
03 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Christiana Loizu "Edno v edno" 11 83
04 Flag of France France Aya Nakamura "Angela" 10 85
05 Flag of Greece Greece Helena Paparizou feat.
Anastasios Rammos
"An Me Deis Na Klaío" 1 295
06 Flag of Italy Italy Laura Pausini "Colpevole" 2 194
07 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Elvana Gjata "Forever Is Over" 12 82
08 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Yasmine Hamdan "Balad" 14 53
09 Flag of Malta Malta Karen DeBattista "Minn Wara l-Ħasira" 15 15
10 Flag of Morocco Morocco Maria Nadim "Wanna Be Free" 9 94
11 Flag of Portugal Portugal Leonor Andrade "Já Conheci" 3 146
12 Flag of Romania Romania Lora "Ramas Bun" 4 144
13 Flag of San Marino San Marino Benji & Fede feat. Annalisa "Tutto per una ragione" 5 131
14 Flag of Spain Spain Brequette "No Enemy" 8 114
15 Flag of Syria Syria Mona Haydar "Hijabi (Wrap my Hijab)" 7 118

Scoreboard

Split jury-online voting results
Place Jury Points Online voting Points
1 Flag of Greece Greece 138 Flag of Greece Greece 157
2 Flag of Portugal Portugal 105 Flag of Italy Italy 118
3 Flag of Spain Spain 99 Flag of Albania Albania 98
4 Flag of Romania Romania 77 Flag of Syria Syria 82
5 Flag of Italy Italy 76 Flag of Romania Romania 67
6 Flag of San Marino San Marino 69 Flag of San Marino San Marino 62
7 Flag of Morocco Morocco 48 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 56
8 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 46 Flag of Morocco Morocco 46
9 Flag of Croatia Croatia 40 Flag of France France 46
10 Flag of France France 39 Flag of Portugal Portugal 41
11 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 38 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 36
12 Flag of Syria Syria 36 Flag of Croatia Croatia 26
13 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 27 Flag of Spain Spain 15
14 Flag of Albania Albania 22 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 15
15 Flag of Malta Malta 10 Flag of Malta Malta 5
Jury results
Total score
Online voting
Albania
Croatia
Cyprus
France
Greece
Italy
Kosovo
Lebanon
Malta
Morocco
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Spain
Syria
Contestants
Albania 120 98 7 1 2 3 1 7 1
Croatia 66 26 2 2 2 5 5 6 5 5 2 2 4
Cyprus 83 56 6 7 2 4 4 4
France 85 46 1 1 5 1 4 1 12 3 4 7
Greece 295 157 12 10 6 12 10 10 8 12 10 10 12 6 8 12
Italy 194 118 7 7 1 7 12 6 10 3 8 5 5 5
Kosovo 82 36 4 3 5 1 4 3 4 1 1 12 8
Lebanon 53 15 2 8 1 7 8 7 1 3 1
Malta 15 5 3 3 2 2
Morocco 94 46 3 4 10 3 8 4 4 10 2
Portugal 146 41 10 12 8 4 7 5 10 1 8 10 8 12 10
Romania 144 67 6 8 12 4 3 6 3 12 7 7 6 3
San Marino 131 62 5 5 6 2 2 12 5 6 5 6 6 3 6
Spain 114 15 8 6 4 10 8 12 8 7 5 6 8 7 10
Syria 118 82 10 3 2 12 7 2

Jury 12 points

N. Contestant Voting nation
5 Greece Albania, France, Malta, Romania, Syria
2 Portugal Croatia, Spain
Romania Cyprus, Morocco
1 France Portugal
Italy Greece
Kosovo San Marino
San Marino Kosovo
Spain Italy
Syria Lebanon

Other countries

  • Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria - BNT was originally going to debut in the first edition but later decided not to participate without clearing any specific reasons.

Incidents

Incorrect amount of online voting points

After the voting, it became clear that the total amount of online voting points was different from the total amount of jury points, being 192 points less. The MBU later fixed the issue, resulting in Spain coming 8th instead of 6th, Albania coming 6th instead of 8th, Kosovo coming 12th instead of 11th, and Cyprus coming 11th instead of 12th. The MBU made certain that this issue would never happen again in future editions.

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