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Mediterraneanvision Song Contest 7
Light It Up
MSC 7 Logo
Dates
Semi-final 1 31 July 2019
Semi-final 2 17 August 2019
Final 8 September 2019
Host
Venue Stade Louis II, Monaco
Presenter(s) Marina Kaye
Slimane
Broadcaster TMC
Participants
Entries 29
Debuting Flag of Iraq Iraq
Returning Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Israel Israel
Flag of Morocco Morocco
Withdrawing Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Jordan Jordan
Flag of Kosovo Kosovo
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Libya Libya
Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of North Macedonia North Macedonia
Flag of Syria Syria
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
"To Be Human"

The Mediterraneanvision Song Contest 7 was the seventh edition of the Mediterraneanvision Song Contest. The contest took place in Monaco, following Monaco's victory at the sixth edition in Pristina, Kosovo, with the song "Syndrome", performed by Palmer. 29 countries participated in the contest, with Iraq making their debut appearance. Austria, Israel and Morocco returned after a two and both a one-edition absence respectively. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, North Macedonia and Syria all withdrew.

The winner was Greece with the song "To Be Human", performed by MARINA. This was Greece's second win, having previously won the first editionSwitzerland placed 2nd and San Marino placed 3rd.

Location

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

Bidding phase

The location of the host venue is marked in blue.
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Stade Louis II, the host venue of the Mediterraneanvision Song Contest 7.

Shortly after Monaco's victory in the sixth edition, officials announced that there were two potential venues for the contest, both being in the same sporting complex. On the 16 July 2019, it was announced that the Stade Louis II was selected as the host venue, thus hosting the contest in the open-air for the first time in its history. The MBU stated that "After internal discussions, we decided to allow the contest to be held in the open-air for the first time, and thus giving future host broadcaster's more opportunities to host the event in a larger range of cities".

Below are the 2 bids:

Key:  †  Host venue

City Venue Capacity Notes
Monaco Salle Gaston Médecin 3,700 Only indoor arena in Monaco.
Stade Louis II18,523 Open-air proposal.

About the host city

Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco (French: Principauté de Monaco), is a sovereign city-state, country, and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe. France borders the country on three sides while the other side borders the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco is about 15 km from the state border with Italy.

Monaco has an area of 2.020 km2 (0.780 sq mi), making it the second-smallest country in the world after the Vatican. Its population was about 38,400 based on the last census of 2016. With 19,009 inhabitants per km², it is the most densely populated sovereign state in the world. Monaco has a land border of 5.47 km (3.40 mi),[6] a coastline of 3.83 km (2.38 mi), and a width that varies between 1,700 and 349 m (5,577 and 1,145 ft). The highest point in the country is a narrow pathway named Chemin des Révoires on the slopes of Mont Agel, in the Les Révoires Ward, which is 161 metres (528 feet) above sea level. Monaco's most populous Quartier is Monte Carlo and the most populous Ward is Larvotto/Bas Moulins. Through land reclamation, Monaco's land mass has expanded by 20 percent; in 2005, it had an area of only 1.974 km2 (0.762 sq mi). Monaco is known to be the most expensive and the wealthiest place on Earth, Vatican City excluded, due to its tax laws. In 2014, it was noted that about 30% of the population was made up of millionaires.

Monaco is a principality governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as head of state. Although Prince Albert II is a constitutional monarch, he wields immense political power. The House of Grimaldi has ruled Monaco, with brief interruptions, since 1297. The official language is French, but Monégasque, Italian, and English are widely spoken and understood. The state's sovereignty was officially recognized by the Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1861, with Monaco becoming a full United Nations voting member in 1993. Despite Monaco's independence and separate foreign policy, its defence is the responsibility of France. However, Monaco does maintain two small military units.

Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with the opening of the country's first casino, Monte Carlo, and a railway connection to Paris. Since then, Monaco's mild climate, scenery, and gambling facilities have contributed to the principality's status as a tourist destination and recreation centre for the rich. In more recent years, Monaco has become a major banking centre and has sought to diversify its economy into the services sector and small, high-value-added, non-polluting industries. The state has no income tax, low business taxes, and is well known for being a tax haven. It is also the host of the annual street circuit motor race Monaco Grand Prix, one of the original Grands Prix of Formula One. The principality has a club football team, AS Monaco, who have become French champions on multiple occasions.

Monaco is not formally a part of the European Union (EU), but it participates in certain EU policies, including customs and border controls. Through its relationship with France, Monaco uses the euro as its sole currency (prior to this it used the Monégasque franc). Monaco joined the Council of Europe in 2004. It is a member of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

Format

Contest

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

Visual design

The theme for the edition "Light It Up", was unveiled on the contest's discord server on the 15 July 2019.

Presenter(s)

Marina Kaye and Slimane were selected to host on the 15 July 2019.

Running order

The running orders were made randomly.

Participating countries

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  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)
Andreana Čekić Flag of Serbia Serbia #5 (with Emir Đulović)
ElGrandeToto Flag of Morocco Morocco #6 (for Algeria with Manal)
Nathalie Saba Flag of Egypt Egypt #6
Ruth Lorenzo Flag of Spain Spain #2 (winner)

Participants

Semi-final 1

Andorra, Greece and Monaco also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Luca Hänni "I Will Die For You" 8 130
02 Flag of Portugal Portugal David Carreira feat.
Nego do Borel & Deejay Telio
"Minha Cama" 5 151
03 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Nina Donelli feat. Djomla KS "Bogati Tata" 2 203
04 Flag of Morocco Morocco ElGrandeToto "Pablo" 10 99
05 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Nadia "Dyavol" 6 139
06 Flag of Egypt Egypt Nathalie Saba "Fe Nas" 1 205
07 Flag of Romania Romania Alexandra Ungureanu "Vântule" 3 186
08 Flag of Serbia Serbia Andreana Čekić "Blago Suzama" 4 173
09 Flag of Turkey Turkey Bengü "Yazik" 7 131
10 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Jadranka Barjaktarović "Urgentni centar" 9 111
11 Flag of Moldova Moldova Cristyz feat. Pavel Stratan "In Moldova" 11 96

Semi-final 2

Albania, Croatia and Cyprus also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Israel Israel Mergui "Tni Li Rega" 6 163
02 Flag of Austria Austria Mia Nova "You Know My Name" 3 195
03 Flag of San Marino San Marino Whissell "Legs Crossed" 2 207
04 Flag of Italy Italy Måneskin "Torna a casa" 8 145
05 Flag of Spain Spain Ruth Lorenzo "Underworld" 4 182
06 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar Dr. Jean "Today Is Sunday" 7 153
07 Flag of France France Liv Del Estal "Petit Tournesol" 5 179
08 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia PERSONA "Invidia" 12 32
09 Flag of Algeria Algeria Soolking "Vroom vroom" 11 81
10 Flag of Iraq Iraq Rand Al Haneen "Aliak Al Ain" 10 82
11 Flag of Vatican City Vatican City Luna "Los Angeles" 9 113
12 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Stefanie Heinzmann "Shadows" 1 208

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Vatican City Vatican City Luna "Los Angeles" 20 71
02 Flag of Israel Israel Mergui "Tni Li Rega" 19 72
03 Flag of Spain Spain Ruth Lorenzo "Underworld" 15 88
04 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Jadranka Barjaktarović "Urgentni centar" 23 43
05 Flag of Andorra Andorra Prequell feat. Rae Morris "Part XIV" 14 93
06 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Nadia "Dyavol" 18 76
07 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Malou "Tous Eipes Pos" 5 209
08 Flag of Monaco Monaco Lolo Zouaï "High Highs to Low Lows" 13 100
09 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Luca Hänni "I Will Die For You" 22 48
10 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Stefanie Heinzmann "Shadows" 2 269
11 Flag of Italy Italy Måneskin "Torna a casa" 10 147
12 Flag of Turkey Turkey Bengü "Yazik" 24 40
13 Flag of Croatia Croatia Nikolija "Dama Bez Pardona" 21 54
14 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Nina Donelli feat. Djomla KS "Bogati Tata" 7 178
15 Flag of Albania Albania Kejsi Tola "Me Ke Mua" 16 86
16 Flag of Serbia Serbia Andreana Čekić "Blago Suzama" 6 197
17 Flag of Greece Greece MARINA "To Be Human" 1 380
18 Flag of Portugal Portugal David Carreira feat.
Nego do Borel & Deejay Telio
"Minha Cama" 17 85
19 Flag of San Marino San Marino Whissell "Legs Crossed" 3 268
20 Flag of Morocco Morocco ElGrandeToto "Pablo" 26 20
21 Flag of Egypt Egypt Nathalie Saba "Fe Nas" 9 168
22 Flag of France France Liv Del Estal "Petit Tournesol" 11 123
23 Flag of Austria Austria Mia Nova "You Know My Name" 8 177
24 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar Dr. Jean "Today Is Sunday" 12 104
25 Flag of Romania Romania Alexandra Ungureanu "Vântule" 4 236
26 Flag of Iraq Iraq Rand Al Haneen "Aliak Al Ain" 25 32

Scoreboard

Semi-final 1

Split jury-online voting results
Place Jury Points Online Voting Points
1 Flag of Egypt Egypt 103 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 108
2 Flag of Romania Romania 98 Flag of Egypt Egypt 102
3 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 95 Flag of Serbia Serbia 99
4 Flag of Serbia Serbia 74 Flag of Romania Romania 88
5 Flag of Portugal Portugal 73 Flag of Portugal Portugal 78
6 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 69 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 71
7 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 68 Flag of Turkey Turkey 67
8 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 64 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 66
9 Flag of Turkey Turkey 64 Flag of Moldova Moldova 51
10 Flag of Morocco Morocco 59 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 42
11 Flag of Moldova Moldova 45 Flag of Morocco Morocco 40

Semi-final 2

Split jury-online voting results
Place Jury Points Online Voting Points
1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 107 Flag of San Marino San Marino 112
2 Flag of Austria Austria 103 Flag of France France 107
3 Flag of San Marino San Marino 95 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 101
4 Flag of Spain Spain 88 Flag of Israel Israel 96
5 Flag of Vatican City Vatican City 83 Flag of Spain Spain 94
6 Flag of France France 72 Flag of Austria Austria 92
7 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar 67 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar 86
8 Flag of Israel Israel 67 Flag of Italy Italy 85
9 Flag of Italy Italy 60 Flag of Algeria Algeria 34
10 Flag of Iraq Iraq 53 Flag of Vatican City Vatican City 30
11 Flag of Algeria Algeria 47 Flag of Iraq Iraq 29
12 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 28 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 4

Final

Split jury-online voting results
Place Jury Points Online Voting Points
1 Flag of Greece Greece 175 Flag of Greece Greece 205
2 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 123 Flag of Romania Romania 157
3 Flag of San Marino San Marino 120 Flag of San Marino San Marino 148
4 Flag of Egypt Egypt 117 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 146
5 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 112 Flag of Serbia Serbia 113
6 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 107 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 102
7 Flag of Serbia Serbia 84 Flag of Austria Austria 94
8 Flag of Austria Austria 83 Flag of Italy Italy 85
9 Flag of Romania Romania 79 Flag of France France 80
10 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar 66 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 66
11 Flag of Italy Italy 62 Flag of Egypt Egypt 51
12 Flag of Monaco Monaco 53 Flag of Andorra Andorra 48
13 Flag of Vatican City Vatican City 50 Flag of Monaco Monaco 47
14 Flag of Albania Albania 49 Flag of Spain Spain 40
15 Flag of Portugal Portugal 49 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar 38
16 Flag of Spain Spain 48 Flag of Albania Albania 37
17 Flag of Andorra Andorra 45 Flag of Portugal Portugal 36
18 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 45 Flag of Croatia Croatia 34
19 Flag of France France 43 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 31
20 Flag of Israel Israel 42 Flag of Israel Israel 30
21 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 30 Flag of Iraq Iraq 22
22 Flag of Turkey Turkey 28 Flag of Vatican City Vatican City 21
23 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 24 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 19
24 Flag of Croatia Croatia 20 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 18
25 Flag of Morocco Morocco 18 Flag of Turkey Turkey 12
26 Flag of Iraq Iraq 10 Flag of Morocco Morocco 2

Other countries

Eligibility for potential participation in the Mediterraneanvision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active MBU membership that will be able to broadcast the contest. The MBU has issued an invitation of participation in the contest to all active members.

Active MBU members

  • Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina - The Bosnian broadcaster BHRT gave no reasons for their withdrawal. It is heavily speculated that they withdrew due to financial issues.
  • Flag of Hungary Hungary – On the 17 July 2019, Hungarian broadcaster HMG announced the country's withdrawal due to their bad results in the past three editions.
  • Flag of Jordan Jordan - On the 18 July 2019, Jordanian broadcaster JRTV announced the country's withdrawal without giving any reasons and despite the good result in the previous edition.
  • Flag of Kosovo Kosovo - Despite already having chosen their entry "Shoqe Bitch" by Xhesika Ndoj feat. Kallashi, the country was forced to withdraw after there was a scandal with their head of delegation.
  • Flag of Lebanon Lebanon - Like Kosovo, Lebanon was forced to withdraw due to a scandal with their head of delegation at the time, despite already having chosen their entry "MJK" by Haifa Wehbe.
  • Flag of Libya Libya - On the 18 July 2019, Libyan broadcaster LNC announced the country's withdrawal due to financial issues. The issue was so bad, their membership in the MBU had been questioned.
  • Flag of Malta Malta – After the unexpected resignation of the country's head of delegation, it was uncertain if Malta would participate in the seventh edition. On the 18 July 2019, the Maltese broadcaster announced their withdrawal stating that "We are very disappointed to have had to take this decision, and we hope to return soon with a new head of delegation".
  • Flag of North Macedonia North Macedonia - On the 18 July 2019, the Macedonian broadcaster MRT announced the country's withdrawal without giving any reasons.
  • Flag of Syria Syria - The Syrian broadcaster ORTAS withdrew without giving any reasons.
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