Outernatia Song Contest
|Outernatia Song Contest|
Official logo of Outernatia Song Contest since 13th edition
|Running time||2 hours|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original run||October 2014 – present|
|Related shows||Internatia Song Contest|
The Outernatia Song Contest is a song competition between the nations of Outernatia which is based on Internatia Song Contest, its bigger counterpart of Internatia. It is being broadcasted on Outernatian Broadcasting Union (OBU) monthly since 2014 and is open exclusively to broadcasters that are members of the OBU.
Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song in the competition. The Contest has been broadcast every edition since its inauguration in 2014. It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in Outernatia.
Eligible participants include primarily Active Members (as opposed to Associate Members) of the OBU. Active members are those who are located in states that fall within the Outernatian Broadcasting Area, are member states of the Council of Outernatia or the Outernatian Union.
Active members include broadcasting organisations whose transmissions are made available to at least 95% of households in their own country which are equipped to receive such transmissions.
If an OBU Active Member wishes to participate they must fulfil conditions as laid down by the rules of the contest. A separate copy is drafted annually. As of seventh edition, this includes the necessity to have broadcast the previous edition within their country, and paid the OBU a participation fee in advance of the deadline specified in the rules of the contest for the edition in which they wish to participate.
Current member countries of the "Waiting List" are also eligible to participate. From thirteenth edition onwards, all the countries that had voted at least 4 times as part of the International Jury have been eligible to become in full participants of the contest. Previously, between 9th and 17th edition, the OBU or the host broadcaster of the current edition could extend a one-off invitation to one country that not fulfill any of the above criteria.
As of OSC 50, 125 countries have taken part at least once.
- a) One-off invitation.
- b) Initially as a one-off invitation, but has become a full participant since.
- c) Has become a full participant after voting at least 4 times as part of the International Jury.
Most of the expense of the contest is covered by commercial sponsors and contributions from the other participating nations. The contest is considered to be a unique opportunity for promoting the host country as a tourist destination.
Preparations for the event start a matter of weeks after the host wins in the previous edition, and confirms to the OBU that they intend to—and have the capacity to—host the event. A host city is chosen—often a national or regional capital city—and a suitable concert venue is identified. The hotel and press facilities in the vicinity are always a consideration when choosing a host city and venue.
After the first two contests were hosted by Alteus and St Gustav, it was decided that the winning country will have the opportunity of hosting the second next edition. If they decline to host, the country who placed second will host. If that nation also declines to host, the line of hosting rights goes to the next country on the list until a suitable host is found. In all but seven editions since this rule has been in place, the winning country has hosted the show the second following edition. The exceptions are:
- OSC 5—hosted by Radio Television of Noxus (BKR) in Zaun when Zeme Kūku declined due to expense. Noxus was chosen to host because it had come second in OSC 3.
- OSC 12—hosted by the LBC in Hugo Chávez City when Noxus declined due to expense, having staged the eleventh edition in Ivory. Lettuce was chosen to host because it had come second in OSC 10.
- OSC 14—hosted by Timivanese Broadcaster (TB) in Zanartano when Fierce declined due to expense. Timivar was chosen to host because it had come second in OSC 12.
- OSC 15—hosted by RTV in Mirabella when Zephyrus declined due other broadcasting plans during the time of the event. Victoria was chosen to host because it had come second in OSC 13.
- OSC 22—hosted by Kimmystanian Broadcaster (KTV) in Nordfjord when Republica Libera declined due to expense. Kimmystan was chosen to host because it had come second in OSC 20.
- OSC 23—hosted by Radio televizija na Vatikanija (RTVV) in Criplulbury when Noxus declined due to expense. Waticania was chosen to host because it had come second in OSC 21.
- OSC 37—hosted by Oalian Television (OLA) in Coralia City when Kimmystan and Timivar declined due to expense derivate of hosting previous editions of the contest. Oalia was chosen to host because it had come third in OSC 35.
Outernatia logo and theme
The current generic logo was introduced for the Outernatia Song Contest 13 in RC Laranjeiras, to create a consistent visual identity. The host country's flag appears in the "O" of the generic logo. Each edition of the contest, the host country creates a sub-theme which is usually accompanied and expressed with a sub-logo and slogan. The theme and slogan are announced by the OBU and the host country's national broadcaster.
Since the second edition, slogans (or themes) have been introduced in the show (being the first and fourth editions the only exceptions). The slogan is decided by the host broadcaster and based on the slogan, the theme and the visual design are developed.
|2nd||Toboggan||"Take On This Electric City..."|
|6th||Tihum||"Back To The Roots!"|
|8th||Lilitanisua||"Songs Over The Sea"|
|10th||Anibal||"Unique Parts of a Whole"|
|12th||Hugo Chávez City||"Let's Get Loud!"|
|13th||Pomar||"A New Beginning"|
|18th||Gorigrad||"You Better Play"|
|19th||Fettevika||"You Know You Love Me, XOXO."|
|20th||Wyverncliff||"Frame of Music"|
|21st||Basnarke||"Music Makes the World Go"|
|22nd||Nordfjord||"Here We Come"|
|25th||Paramucué||"The Myth That Won't Die"|
|26th||Suacaerus||"Fly In The Music"|
|29th||Rhea||"Fairytales Do Come True"|
|31st||Arakhor||"Beat Your Drum"|
|33rd||Akmoytra||"Aim Upwards, as the Salmon Does"|
|34th||Zanaratano||"Release the Dragons"|
|35th||Zanaratano||"Fast Food Welcome"|
|39th||Olivepolis||"Drip Drop and Win"|
|40th||Suacaerus||"Fly with Me"|
|42nd||Wyverncliff||"The Gift of Music"|
|48th||Nordfjord||"Waste of Time"|
|51st||Wyverncliff||"Let Music Be Your Light In The Darkness"|
|1st||Auspikitan||Becky G||"Shower"||97||15||Ponásikwa||8 November 2014||Wyverncliff||13|
|2nd||Ponásikwa||Twenty One Pilots||"Trees"||84||2||Auspikitan||26 November 2014||Toboggan||13|
|3rd||Zeme Kūku||Doug Locke||"#ThisCouldBeUs"||95||6||Noxus||14 December 2014||Suacaerus||14|
|4th||Almarania||Polona Kasal||"Danaja"||70||3||Dulcet Ebullience||3 January 2015||Apsolękh||11|
|5th||Polland||Charlee||"Boy Like You"||82||4||Gebze||17 January 2015||Zaun||12|
|6th||Dulcet Ebullience||Jessica Mauboy||"Never Be the Same"||111||11||Lettuce||4 March 2015||Tihum||13|
|7th||Gandhara||Myriam Fares||"Aman"||80||5||Lettuce||30 March 2015||Kraków||13|
|8th||Gebze||Kendi||"Oh Oh"||99||12||Ponásikwa||29 April 2015||Lilitanisua||15|
|9th||Noxus||Lilit Hovhannisyan||"De el mi"||96||1||Ponásikwa||31 May 2015||Rhea||21|
|10th||Noxus||Blonde ft. Melissa Steel||"I Loved You"||89||8||Lettuce||26 June 2015||Anibal||21|
|11th||RC Laranjeiras||Oonagh||"Eldamar"||126||25||Republica Libera||12 July 2015||Ivory||23|
|12th||Fierce||Petite Meller||"Baby Love"||120||13||Timivar||6 August 2015||Hugo Chávez City||28|
|13th||Zephyrus||Mahan Moin||"Azizami"||191||75||Victoria||24 September 2015||Pomar||34|
|14th||Auspikitan||Parade of Lights||"Feeling Electric"||106||9||Alteus||11 October 2015||Zanartano||29|
|15th||Kimmystan||Nicole Sabouné||"Lifetime"||110||3||Porielana||6 December 2015||Mirabella||34|
|16th||Trešlend||Fleur East||"Sax"||139||30||Porielana||25 December 2015||Suacaerus||34|
|17th||Kimmystan||Jesse & Joy||"Ecos de amor"||109||2||Republica Libera||19 January 2016||Nordfjord||35|
|18th||Alteus||Lindsey Stirling||"Take Flight"||148||20||Kimmystan||9 February 2016||Gorigrad||26|
|19th||Grolskira||The Green Children||"Norwegian Dream"||145||31||Land of Jhe Freeh||5 March 2016||Fettevika||31|
|20th||Republica Libera||Maja Keuc||"Close to You"||137||15||Kimmystan||31 March 2016||Wyverncliff||30|
|21st||Noxus||Dream Evil||"The Chosen Ones"||104||10||Waticania||14 May 2016||Basnarke||34|
|22nd||Sunetti||Otto Knows||"Next To Me"||124||12||Lettuce||6 June 2016||Nordfjord||33|
|23rd||Laranjeiras||Julia Vero||"Lilac Sky"||122||1||Kimmystan||6 July 2016||Criplulbury||38|
|24th||Auspikitan||Cash Cash ft. Sofia Reyes||"How To Love"||114||5||Gandhara||5 August 2016||Adeulia||33|
|25th||Kimmystan||Aura||"Love Somebody"||125||11||Alteus||4 September 2016||Paramucué||36|
|26th||Alteus||Luna Shadows||"Cry Wolf"||133||15||Waticania||24 September 2016||Suacaerus||33|
|27th||Gandhara||Dami Im||"Alive"||139||9||Oalia||19 October 2016||Uff Da||38|
|28th||Kimmystan||Mike Perry ft. Casso||"Inside the Lines"||128||13||Alteus||20 November 2016||Wyverncliff||32|
|29th||Arcorar||Lenny||"Hell.o"||150||26||Kimmystan||20 November 2016||Rhea||35|
|30th||Kimmystan||Ward Thomas||"Carry You Home"||129||12||Spinachia||24 January 2017||Cwm||30|
|31st||Vydrja||Zagasan Shireet Tamga||"Mongol"||101||1||Enot'ebia||19 February 2017||Arakhor||31|
|32nd||Timivar||TheFatRat ft. Laura Brehm||"Monody"||134||1||Kimmystan||17 March 2017||Fettevika||35|
|33rd||Timivar||John De Sohn ft. Roshi||"Standing When It All Falls Down"||129||13||Kimmystan||27 April 2017||Akmoytra||34|
|34th||Kimmystan||Christiane ft. Rat City||"Touch Me Like That"||101||0||Raingate||26 May 2017||Zanartano||31|
|35th||Kimmystan||Margaret||"What You Do"||132||31||Timivar||18 June 2017||Zanartano||28|
|36th||Kaministiquia||Avril Lavigne||"I'm With You"||123||6||Kimmystan||18 July 2017||Rosebud||32|
|37th||Kaministiquia||Jonas Blue ft. William Singe||"Mama"||136||11||Spinachia||19 August 2017||Coralia City||37|
& Standerwick ft. Haliene
|"Saving Light"||144||8||Akráku||17 September 2017||Ojibwe Creek||43|
|39th||Kimmystan||Avicii ft. Sandro Cavazza||"Without You"||156||30||Grolskira||13 October 2017||Olivepolis||41|
|40th||Alteus||Sofia Carson ft. Alan Walker||"Back to Beautiful"||117||1||Mărium||13 November 2017||Suacaerus||40|
|41st||Kosma||Shania Twain||"You're Still the One"||146||8||Bartlett||11 December 2017||Jokkmokk||40|
|42nd||Asankon||Mimoza||"Big Girls Cry"||144||1||Grolskira||10 January 2018||Wyverncliff||37|
|43rd||Mărium||Beast In Black||"Blind and Frozen"||144||25||Bartlett||8 February 2018||Timmins||39|
|44th||Alteus||Axel Johansson||"The River"||127||3||Kimmystan||9 March 2018||Zhovaka||38|
|45th||Unovah||Axwell Λ Ingrosso||"More Than You Know"||119||2||Kaministiquia||8 April 2018||Xayyagar||42|
|46th||Kimmystan||Alvaro Soler||"La Cintura"||158||48||Misa||5 May 2018||Wyverncliff||39|
|47th||Kimmystan||Tal||"Mondial"||180||14||Oalia||5 June 2018||Veflinge||36|
|48th||Mărium||David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj||"Turn Me On"||148||16||Kimmystan||5 July 2018||Nordfjord||39|
|49th||Alteus||Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato||"Solo"||156||1||Asankon||3 August 2018||Fettevika||36|
|50th||Daǔlska||Cœur de Pirate||"Crier tout bas"||146||3||Kimmystan||2 September 2018||Velfornia||41|
|10||Kimmystan||15th, 17th, 25th, 28th, 30th, 34th, 35th, 39th, 46th, 47th|
|5||Alteus||18th, 26th, 40th, 44th, 49th|
|4||Auspikitan||1st, 14th, 24th, 38th|
|3||Noxus||9th, 10th, 21st|
|38||English||1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 39th, 40th, 41st, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 45th, 48th, 49th||Auspikitan, Ponásikwa, Zeme Kūku, Polland, Dulcet Ebullience, Noxus, Fierce, Zephyrus, Kimmystan, Trešlend, Republica Libera, Sunetti, Laranjeiras, Alteus, Gandhara, Arcorar, Timivar, Kaministiquia, Kosma, Asankon, Mărium, Unovah|
|2||French||47th, 50th||Kimmystan, Daǔlska|
To celebrate every 25th edition of the contest, a Congratulations contest occurs. 21 countries took part in the first one with songs from the previous editions of OSC and the winner was Raingate with Bring Me The Horizon ("Throne").
|25th||Raingate||Bring Me The Horizon||"Throne"||96||5||Zephyrus||7 October 2016||Mirabella||21|