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Mediterraneanvision Song Contest 6
#WhereWillYouGo?
MSC 6 Slogan (Transparent)
Dates
Semi-final 1 29 March 2019
Semi-final 2 10 May 2019
Final 11 July 2019
Host
Venue Palace of Youth and Sports, Pristina, Kosovo
Presenter(s) Elvana Gjata
Broadcaster Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK)
Participants
Entries 34
Debuting Flag of Moldova Moldova
Returning Flag of Jordan Jordan
Flag of Libya Libya
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia
Withdrawing Flag of Israel Israel
Flag of Morocco Morocco
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 Monaco Monaco
"Syndrome"

The Mediterraneanvision Song Contest 6 was the sixth edition of the Mediterraneanvision Song Contest. The contest took place in Pristina, Kosovo, following Kosovo's victory at the fifth edition in Tirana, Albania, with the song "Ku Vajti", performed by Elvana Gjata. 34 countries participated in the contest, with Moldova making their debut appearance. Jordan, Libya and Tunisia all made their return after a one-edition break. Israel and Morocco withdrew.

The winner was Monaco with the song "Syndrome", performed by Palmer. This was Monaco's first win. Croatia placed 2nd and Albania placed 3rd.

Location

The contest took place in Kosovo, the winning country of the previous edition.

Bidding phase

The location of the host city is marked in blue.
Palace of Youth and Sports.jpg
Palace of Youth and Sports, the host venue of the Mediterraneanvision Song Contest 6.

On the 3 January 2018, a bidding phase began. Pristina was the sole bid, thus the city was chosen to host. Below is the host city and its bid:

Key:  †  Host venue

City Venue Capacity
Pristina Palace of Youth and Sports8,000

About the host city

Pristina (Albanian: Prishtina or Prishtinë Albanian: [pɾiˈʃtiːnə]; Serbian: Priština or Приштина) is the capital city of the district of Pristina and the Republic of Kosovo. The city is situated some 250 kilometres northeast of Tirana, 90 kilometres north of Skopje, 560 kilometres south of Budapest and 300 kilometres east of Podgorica.

The city has a majority Albanian-speaking population, alongside other smaller communities. With a municipal population of 204,721 inhabitants (2016), Pristina is the second-largest city in the world with a predominantly Albanian-speaking population (after Tirana in Albania). Within Serbia, it would be the 4th largest. Geographically, it is located in the north-eastern part of Kosovo close to the Goljak mountains.

During the Paleolithic Age, what is now the area of Pristina was envolved by the Vinča culture. Pristina was home to several Illyrian and Roman people at the classical times. King Bardyllis brought various tribes together in the area of Pristina in the 4th century BC, establishing the Dardanian Kingdom. The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by the ancient city of Ulpiana, that was considered one of the most important Roman cities in the Balkan peninsula. In the Middle Ages, Pristina was an important town in Medieval Serbia and also the royal estate of Stefan Milutin, Stefan Uroš III, Stefan Dušan, Stefan Uroš V and Vuk Branković.

When the Ottomans conquered the Balkan peninsula, Pristina was an important mining and trading centre due to its strategic position near the rich mining town of Novo Brdo. The city was known for its trade fairs and items, such as goatskin and goat hair as well as gunpowder. The first mosque in Pristina was built in the late 14th century while under Serbian rule. Tolerance and coexistence of religion and culture have been part of the society for centuries.

Pristina constitutes the central junction of Kosovo, due to its strategic location and its importance in the fields of politics, economy, transport and culture. Almost all domestic and foreign companies, governmental and scientific institutions have their headquarters across the city.

 Format

Contest

The contest consisted of 2 semi-finals and a final.

Visual design

The theme for the contest, "#WhereWillYouGo?", was unveiled on the 5 January 2019 on the contest's Google+ Community.

Presenter(s)

Elvana Gjata was chosen to be the presenter of the contest on the 4 January 2019.

Running order

The running orders were made randomly.

Participating Countries

MSC 6 Semi-Finals.svg
  Countries in the first semi-final
  Countries voting in the first semi-final
  Countries in the second semi-final
  Countries voting in the second semi-final

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous edition(s)
Eleni Foureira Flag of Cyprus Cyprus #5
Jala Brat (with Severina) Flag of Croatia Croatia #3 (for Serbia with Severina)
#4 (for Bosnia and Herzegovina with Maya Berović & Buba Corelli)
Mona Haydar (with Drea d'Nur) Flag of Syria Syria #1
#3 (with Jackie Cruz)
#5
Severina (with Jala Brat) Flag of Croatia Croatia #3 (for Serbia with Jala Brat)
#4 (for Serbia with Leon)
Xenia Ghali Flag of Libya Libya #4 (for Egypt)

Participants

Semi-final 1

San Marino, Syria and Vatican City also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia YUTNA "Ma Tkhalinich" 12 45
02 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Laing "Camera" 13 31
03 Flag of Croatia Croatia Severina feat. Jala Brat "Magija" 1 254
04 Flag of Egypt Egypt Nathalie Saba "Black Birds" 5 201
05 Flag of Algeria Algeria Manal feat. ElGrandeToto "Slay" 7 146
06 Flag of Greece Greece Katerina Lioliou "Megala Logia" 3 221
07 Flag of Jordan Jordan JadaL "Meen Shaf Habibi" 10 71
08 Flag of Hungary Hungary Halott Pénz "Ahol A Május Földet Ér" 14 30
09 Flag of Romania Romania IOVA & Paul Damixie "Down on My Knees" 4 209
10 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Lady Gaga "Applause" 11 70
11 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Rialda "Ludilo U Boji" 8 101
12 Flag of Albania Albania Ronela Hajati "Ladies" 2 251
13 Flag of Turkey Turkey Ummet Ozcan & Laurell "Change My Heart" 6 147
14 Flag of Serbia Serbia Mia Borisavljević "Ave Cezare" 9 79

Semi-final 2

Italy, Kosovo and Malta also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Briella "Boom Pow" 5 163
02 Flag of Andorra Andorra Shanguy "King Of The Jungle" 7 145
03 Flag of Monaco Monaco Palmer "Syndrome" 1 200
04 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Mache & Rale feat. Dinna "Drive By" 13 107
05 Flag of France France Shy'm feat. Kid Ink "Mayday" 10 123
06 Flag of Libya Libya Xenia Ghali "Lay In Your Arms" 3 185
07 Flag of Moldova Moldova Nicoleta Nucă "N-am Pierdut Nimic" 4 177
08 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar Jess Glynne "Thursday" 2 190
09 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Eleni Foureira "Tómame" 6 162
10 Flag of Spain Spain Lola Índigo & Mala Rodríguez "Mujer Bruja" 8 141
11 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Marijana Zonjić "Naivna" 11 120
12 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Zeezee M "I Love Eating Bananas" 14 4
13 Flag of North Macedonia North Macedonia Barbara Popovic "Ne si ti kriv" 9 138
14 Flag of Portugal Portugal Clã "A Ver Se Sim" 12 117

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Syria Syria Mona Haydar feat. Drea d'Nur "Suicide Doors" 20 70
02 Flag of Egypt Egypt Nathalie Saba "Black Birds" 9 180
03 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Eleni Foureira "Tómame" 5 227
04 Flag of Italy Italy Halflives "Burn" 16 100
05 Flag of Malta Malta AIDAN "Drums" 23 54
06 Flag of Algeria Algeria Manal feat. ElGrandeToto "Slay" 22 58
07 Flag of Croatia Croatia Severina feat. Jala Brat "Magija" 2 376
08 Flag of Jordan Jordan JadaL "Meen Shaf Habibi" 10 170
09 Flag of Moldova Moldova Nicoleta Nucă "N-am Pierdut Nimic" 13 128
10 Flag of Serbia Serbia Mia Borisavljević "Ave Cezare" 15 123
11 Flag of North Macedonia North Macedonia Barbara Popovic "Ne si ti kriv" 24 36
12 Flag of Spain Spain Lola Índigo & Mala Rodríguez "Mujer Bruja" 25 36
13 Flag of Romania Romania IOVA & Paul Damixie "Down on My Knees" 8 182
14 Flag of France France Shy'm feat. Kid Ink "Mayday" 21 68
15 Flag of Turkey Turkey Ummet Ozcan & Laurell "Change My Heart" 11 152
16 Flag of San Marino San Marino FLATDISK "Move Your Tongue" 17 94
17 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Rialda "Ludilo U Boji" 19 84
18 Flag of Albania Albania Ronela Hajati "Ladies" 3 323
19 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Briella "Boom Pow" 12 144
20 Flag of Greece Greece Katerina Lioliou "Megala Logia" 4 306
21 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Mimoza "Love for Days" 14 126
22 Flag of Andorra Andorra Shanguy "King of the Jungle" 6 197
23 Flag of Monaco Monaco Palmer "Syndrome" 1 394
24 Flag of Libya Libya Xenia Ghali "Lay In Your Arms" 18 89
25 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar Jess Glynne "Thursday" 7 193
26 Flag of Vatican City Vatican City Ariana Grande "Breathin" 26 34

Scoreboard

Semi-final 1

Split jury-online voting results
Place Jury Points Online Voting Points
1 Flag of Croatia Croatia 123 Flag of Albania Albania 137
2 Flag of Albania Albania 114 Flag of Greece Greece 132
3 Flag of Egypt Egypt 99 Flag of Croatia Croatia 131
4 Flag of Romania Romania 92 Flag of Romania Romania 117
5 Flag of Turkey Turkey 90 Flag of Egypt Egypt 102
6 Flag of Greece Greece 89 Flag of Algeria Algeria 83
7 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 65 Flag of Turkey Turkey 57
8 Flag of Algeria Algeria 63 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 36
9 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 62 Flag of Serbia Serbia 31
10 Flag of Serbia Serbia 48 Flag of Jordan Jordan 30
11 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 44 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 8
12 Flag of Jordan Jordan 41 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 3
13 Flag of Hungary Hungary 28 Flag of Hungary Hungary 2
14 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 28 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 1

Semi-final 2

Split jury-online voting results
Place Jury Points Online Voting Points
1 Flag of Moldova Moldova 100 Flag of Monaco Monaco 106
2 Flag of Monaco Monaco 94 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar 101
3 Flag of Libya Libya 90 Flag of Libya Libya 95
4 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar 89 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 79
5 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 84 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 78
6 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 84 Flag of Moldova Moldova 77
7 Flag of Spain Spain 79 Flag of Andorra Andorra 73
8 Flag of Andorra Andorra 72 Flag of North Macedonia North Macedonia 68
9 Flag of North Macedonia North Macedonia 70 Flag of Portugal Portugal 67
10 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 64 Flag of France France 66
11 Flag of France France 57 Flag of Spain Spain 62
12 Flag of Portugal Portugal 50 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 58
13 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 49 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 56
14 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 4 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 0

Final

Split jury-online voting results
Place Jury Points Online Voting Points
1 Flag of Croatia Croatia 164 Flag of Monaco Monaco 259
2 Flag of Monaco Monaco 135 Flag of Albania Albania 215
3 Flag of Albania Albania 108 Flag of Greece Greece 214
4 Flag of Jordan Jordan 107 Flag of Croatia Croatia 212
5 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 102 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 125
6 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 95 Flag of Egypt Egypt 113
7 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 94 Flag of Andorra Andorra 110
8 Flag of Greece Greece 92 Flag of Romania Romania 105
9 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar 89 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar 104
10 Flag of Andorra Andorra 87 Flag of Turkey Turkey 86
11 Flag of Serbia Serbia 85 Flag of Moldova Moldova 72
12 Flag of Romania Romania 77 Flag of Jordan Jordan 63
13 Flag of Egypt Egypt 67 Flag of Italy Italy 53
14 Flag of Turkey Turkey 66 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 49
15 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 65 Flag of San Marino San Marino 40
16 Flag of Libya Libya 64 Flag of Serbia Serbia 38
17 Flag of France France 63 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 32
18 Flag of Syria Syria 58 Flag of Libya Libya 25
19 Flag of Moldova Moldova 56 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 19
20 Flag of San Marino San Marino 54 Flag of Syria Syria 12
21 Flag of Algeria Algeria 52 Flag of Spain Spain 9
22 Flag of Malta Malta 52 Flag of Algeria Algeria 6
23 Flag of Italy Italy 47 Flag of France France 5
24 Flag of Vatican City Vatican City 34 Flag of North Macedonia North Macedonia 4
25 Flag of North Macedonia North Macedonia 32 Flag of Malta Malta 2
26 Flag of Spain Spain 27 Flag of Vatican City Vatican City 0

Other countries

Flag of Austria Austria - Despite initially confirming their return, ORF confirmed the country's non-participation on the 15 February 2019 due to scheduling issues.

Flag of Israel Israel - Despite initially confirming participation, IPBC confirmed the country's withdrawal on the 18 January 2019 due to financial issues.

Flag of Morocco Morocco - Despite initially confirming participation, 2M TV announced their withdrawal from the contest on the 31 January 2019 without giving any reasons.

Spokespersons

The spokespersons announced the 12-point score from their respective country's national jury in the following order:

  1. Flag of Albania Albania - Enca (Albanian representative in #5)
  2. Flag of Slovenia Slovenia - Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl
  3. Flag of Romania Romania - Ester Peony
  4. Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria - Kristian Kostov
  5. Flag of Moldova Moldova - Anna Odobescu
  6. Flag of Turkey Turkey - Eves Karydas (Turkish representative in #5)
  7. Flag of Hungary Hungary - Opitz Barbi (Hungarian representative in #4 and #5)
  8. Flag of Algeria Algeria - Norah Benatia
  9. Flag of Jordan Jordan - Ayah Marar
  10. Flag of Vatican City Vatican City - Mahmood
  11. Flag of Malta Malta - Brooke Borg (Maltese representative in #5)
  12. Flag of Montenegro Montenegro - Slavko Kalezić
  13. Flag of Spain Spain - David Bisbal
  14. Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar - Davina Barbara
  15. Flag of Serbia Serbia - Miljana Kulić
  16. Flag of France France - Iris Mittenaere
  17. Flag of Egypt Egypt - Lara Scandar
  1. Flag of Cyprus Cyprus - Tamta
  2. Flag of Andorra Andorra - Rosalia
  3. Flag of Syria Syria - Amal Arafa
  4. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland - Queen Andrea
  5. Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein - Lilly Among Clouds
  6. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina - Maya Sar (Bosnian representative in #5)
  7. Flag of San Marino San Marino - IROL (Sammarinese representative in #4)
  8. Flag of Croatia Croatia - Roko
  9. Flag of North Macedonia North Macedonia - Tamara Todevska
  10. Flag of Monaco Monaco - Lolo Zouaï
  11. Flag of Greece Greece - Katerine Duska
  12. Flag of Italy Italy - Giusy Ferreri (Italian representative in #3)
  13. Flag of Portugal Portugal - Daniela Ruah
  14. Flag of Libya Libya - Nadia Ali
  15. Flag of Tunisia Tunisia - Emel Mathlouthi
  16. Flag of Lebanon Lebanon - Haifa Wehbe
  17. Flag of Kosovo Kosovo - Dhurata Dora (Kosovar representative in #3)
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