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Super Vision Song Contest 29
Water of Life
SVSC 29 theme
Dates
Semi-finals date 29 December 2017
Final date 10 January 2018
Host
Venue Žalgiris Arena
Kaunas, Lithuania
Presenter(s) Radistai
Host broadcaster LRT
Opening act "Superstar" performed by Beatrich
Interval act "Go Kaunas This Summer!"
Participants
Number of entries 40
Debuting countries None
Returning countries Flag of Albania Albania
Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Canada Canada
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Flag of Guatemala Guatemala
Flag of Iceland Iceland
Flag of Ireland Ireland
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Flag of Romania Romania
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Flag of United States United States
Withdrawing countries Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Colombia Colombia
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of India India
Flag of Mauritius Mauritius
Flag of South Korea South Korea
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 12, 10, 8–1 points to their top 10 songs.
Winning song Flag of Ireland Ireland
"Love's Just a Feeling"
Super Vision Song Contest
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The Super Vision Song Contest 29 is the twenty-ninth edition of the Super Vision Song Contest. It's taking place for the first time in Lithuania, at the Žalgiris Arena in Kaunaus, following the country's first victory in the previous edition in Verona with the song "Superstar", performed by Beatrich. The contest consists of two semi-finals on 29 December 2017 and a final on 10 January 2018.

Forty countries are participating in the contest, the biggest amount since the 27th edition. Among these countries, twelve announced their return while Azerbaijan, Colombia, Hungary, India, Mauritius and South Korea announced their respective withdrawals.

Location

Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuva), officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublika), is a country in the Baltic region of northern-eastern Europe. One of the three Baltic states, it is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the east of Sweden and Denmark. It is bordered by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) to the southwest. Lithuania has an estimated population of 2.8 million people as of 2017, and its capital and largest city is Vilnius. Lithuanians are a Baltic people. The official language, Lithuanian, along with Latvian, is one of only two living languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family.

Bidding phase

A number of cities bid to host the contest, including Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Panevėžys and Alytus. On 4 December 2017, it was confirmed that Kaunas won the bidding stage and would therefore host the contest.

Key   †   Host venue

City Venue Capacity Result
Alytus Alytus Arena 7,000 3.3%
Kaunas Žalgiris Arena 20,000 31.7%
Klaipėda Švyturys Arena 7,500 13.3%
Panevėžys Cido Arena 7,323 5.0%
Šiauliai Šiauliai Arena 7,400 18.3%
Vilnius Siemens Arena 12,500 28.3%

Participating countries

It was announced on 16 December 2017 that forty countries will participate in the contest. Twelve countries will return while Azerbaijan, Colombia, Hungary, India, Mauritius and South Korea will withdraw from the edition. This marks the highest number of participating countries since the 27th edition.

Participating countries
Country Artist Song Language
Semi-finalists
Flag of Albania Albania Miriam Cani "Meteor" Albanian
Flag of Armenia Armenia Nare Gevorgyan "Arev" Armenian
Flag of Austria Austria filous feat Mat Kearney "Goodbye" English
Flag of Belarus Belarus IOWA "Byot bit" Russian
Flag of Belgium Belgium Lost Frequencies & Netsky "Here With You" English
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Radko Petkov "Yabalkata na razdora" Bulgarian
Flag of Canada Canada Alessia Cara "Wild Things" English
Flag of China China Chris Lee "Only You" English
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Melis "Holding Hands" English
Flag of Estonia Estonia Liis Lemsalu "Püüab meid" Estonian
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands KATA "Risin og moyggin" Faroese
Flag of France France Kendji Girac "Les yeux de la mama" French
Flag of Germany Germany Story of Dakota "Feuer" German
Flag of Greece Greece Helena Paparizou "Etsi ki etsi" Greek
Flag of Guatemala Guatemala Gaby Moreno "El sombreron" Spanish
Flag of Iceland Iceland ASA "Broken Wings" English
Flag of Ireland Ireland Lindsey Stirling feat Rooty "Love's Just a Feeling" English
Flag of Israel Israel Eden Ben Zaken "Ratziti" Hebrew
Flag of Italy Italy Federica "Dopotutto" Italian
Flag of Japan Japan GARNiDELiA "Tougen renka" Japanese
Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Aydana Deka "Biyle, biyle" Kyrgyz
Flag of Mexico Mexico Dulce María "No sé llorar" Spanish
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Naaz "Up to Something" English
Flag of Portugal Portugal goldcobra "Heartbreak Hotel [Forever Yours]" English
Flag of Romania Romania Lidia Buble "Camasa" Romanian
Flag of Russia Russia Polina Gagarina "Dramy bol'she net" Russian
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Rotana "Over You" English
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Zdenka Predná "Dýcham" Slovak
Flag of Spain Spain Ruth Lorenzo "Good Girls Don't Lie" English
Flag of Sweden Sweden Icona Pop "All Night" English
Flag of Taiwan Taiwan A-Lin "Go" Mandarin
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Tania BerQ "Ne takie" Russian
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Plaitum "Ovation" English
Flag of United States United States Lea Michele "Run to You" English
Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Munisa Rizayeva "Alamin Bor" Uzbek
Finalists
Flag of Brazil Brazil Bruno Martini, Timbaland feat Johnny Franco "Road" English
Flag of Latvia Latvia Aija Andrejeva "Tu mani sauc" Latvian
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania (host) GJan "Together" English
Flag of Moldova Moldova Sons Of Maria & Angelika Vee "Sweet Madness" English
Flag of Norway Norway Emila "Kimura" English

Semi-final 1

Seventeen countries participated in the first semi-final. Latvia, Lithuania and Moldova voted in this semi-final. The top ten countries highlighted qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands KATA "Risin og moyggin" 13 53
02 Flag of Guatemala Guatemala Gaby Moreno "El sombreron" 4 79
03 Flag of Austria Austria filous feat Mat Kearney "Goodbye" 10 58
04 Flag of France France Kendji Girac "Les yeux de la mama" 8 62
05 Flag of Albania Albania Miriam Cani "Meteor" 5 79
06 Flag of Sweden Sweden Icona Pop "All Night" 11 56
07 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Zdenka Predná "Dýcham" 15 51
08 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Melis "Holding Hands" 2 109
09 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Tania BerQ "Ne takie" 7 65
10 Flag of Armenia Armenia Nare Gevorgyan "Arev" 17 42
11 Flag of Portugal Portugal goldcobra "Heartbreak Hotel
[Forever Yours]"
12 55
12 Flag of Ireland Ireland Lindsey Stirling feat Rooty "Love's Just a Feeling" 1 122
13 Flag of Canada Canada Alessia Cara "Wild Things" 6 77
14 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Munisa Rizayeva "Alamin bor" 14 53
15 Flag of Belarus Belarus IOWA "Byot bit" 16 50
16 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Aydana Deka "Biyle, biyle" 3 87
17 Flag of Japan Japan GARNiDELiA "Tougen renka" 9 62

Semi-final 2

Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Brazil and Norway voted in this semi-final. The top ten countries highlighted qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan A-Lin "Go" 11 55
02 Flag of Germany Germany Story of Dakota "Feuer" 2 108
03 Flag of China China Chris Lee "Only You" 18 12
04 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Naaz "Up to Something" 4 100
05 Flag of Spain Spain Ruth Lorenzo "Good Girls Don't Lie" 1 111
06 Flag of Belgium Belgium Lost Frequencies & Netsky "Here With You" 5 81
07 Flag of Mexico Mexico Dulce María "No sé llorar" 10 56
08 Flag of Iceland Iceland ASA "Broken Wings" 14 40
09 Flag of Romania Romania Lidia Buble "Camasa" 8 61
10 Flag of Russia Russia Polina Gagarina "Dramy bol'she net" 12 50
11 Flag of Italy Italy Federica "Dopotutto" 6 81
12 Flag of Israel Israel Eden Ben Zaken "Ratziti" 16 25
13 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Plaitum "Ovation" 9 57
14 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Radko Petkov "Yabalkata na razdora" 17 17
15 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Rotana "Over You" 13 43
16 Flag of United States United States Lea Michele "Run to You" 3 103
17 Flag of Estonia Estonia Liis Lemsalu "Püüab meid" 15 36
18 Flag of Greece Greece Helena Paparizou "Etsi ki etsi" 7 66

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Germany Germany Story of Dakota "Feuer" 5 119
02 Flag of Japan Japan GARNiDELiA "Tougen renka" 15 77
03 Flag of France France Kendji Girac "Les yeux de la mama" 21 60
04 Flag of Albania Albania Miriam Cani "Meteor" 17 68
05 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Tania BerQ "Ne takie" 22 60
06 Flag of Ireland Ireland Lindsey Stirling feat Rooty "Love's Just a Feeling" 1 136
07 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Melis "Holding Hands" 11 100
08 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania GJan "Together" 10 102
09 Flag of Canada Canada Alessia Cara "Wild Things" 12 91
10 Flag of Austria Austria filous feat Mat Kearney "Goodbye" 23 56
11 Flag of Latvia Latvia Aija Andrejeva "Tu mani sauc" 25 28
12 Flag of Belgium Belgium Lost Frequencies & Netsky "Here With You" 8 105
13 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Naaz "Up to Something" 4 120
14 Flag of Spain Spain Ruth Lorenzo "Good Girls Don't Lie" 3 127
15 Flag of Mexico Mexico Dulce María "No sé llorar" 7 108
16 Flag of Norway Norway Emila "Kimura" 14 79
17 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Plaitum "Ovation" 13 85
18 Flag of Romania Romania Lidia Buble "Camasa" 19 67
19 Flag of United States United States Lea Michele "Run to You" 2 134
20 Flag of Brazil Brazil Bruno Martini, Timbaland feat
Johnny Franco
"Road" 9 103
21 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Aydana Deka "Biyle, biyle" 16 76
22 Flag of Guatemala Guatemala Gaby Moreno "El sombreron" 6 116
23 Flag of Greece Greece Helena Paparizou "Etsi ki etsi" 18 67
24 Flag of Italy Italy Federica "Dopotutto" 20 67
25 Flag of Moldova Moldova Sons Of Maria & Angelika Vee "Sweet Madness" 24 53

Other countries

Eligibility for participation in the Super Vision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active SBU membership. Several countries have provisionally confirmed their participation in the contest, while information from the remaining members regarding their participation has not yet been disclosed.

Active SBU members

  • Flag of Colombia Colombia – The Director General of RTVC Sistema de Medios Públicos (RTVC SMP) announced on 3 November 2017 that Colombia would withdraw from the contest due to financial struggles. However, it was noted that a new broadcaster could take over the country's participation given the interest in the country.
  • Flag of Finland Finland – Although Finland participated in the previous edition, no news has been released regarding its participation in the Super Vision Song Contest 29.
  • Flag of Hungary Hungary – On 27 November 2017, TV2 announced that Hungary would withdraw, without specifying any reason for doing so.
  • Flag of India India – On 3 December 2017, the Indian broadcaster announced that India would withdraw from the contest due to lack of interest in the country.
  • Flag of Mauritius Mauritius – The Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) announced on 4 November 2017 that Mauritius would not participate in the contest due to their inability to secure stable funding and sponsorship for participation.
  • Flag of South Korea South Korea – On 6 November 2017, the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) announced that South Korea would take a one-edition break to restructure its programming strategy.

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