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Mediterraneanvision Song Contest
Mediterraneanvision Song Contest Logo
Logo used since the 4th edition.
Information
Also known as Mediterraneanvision
MSC
Genre Song contest
Created by Ariso Light
Presented by List of presenters
Country of origin Greece
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Hosted by the previous winner (with some exceptions) (List of host cities)
Production company(s) MBU
Broadcast
Original run 25 January 2018 – present
External links
YouTube channel
Google+ community
Mediterranean Sea location map
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Map showing the host cities of the four editions.
Blue pog Hosted once   Red pog Hosted twice

The Mediterraneanvision Song Contest, often simply called Mediterraneanvision, is a song contest held between the members of the Mediterranean Broadcasting Union, consisting of Mediterranean and surrounding countries.

History

On the 26 December 2017, Ariso Light, the executive supervisor of the MBU, created the Mediterraneanvision Song Contest, a song contest that would be held between the members of the MBU.

The contest began on the 25 January 2018 in Kalamata, Greece. Kalamata was selected by Ariso Light to be the host of the first contest because it was his birth city. 15 countries took part, each submitting one entry to the contest.

Greece was also the first ever country to win the contest. This meant that the first 2 contests were both held there.

Logo and theme

The logo, which was created by Ariso Light, was introduced in the 4th edition. The logo features the name "Mediterranean", below that an olive branch next to the word "vision", below that the words "Song Contest" and below that, the name of the host city appears along with the number of the edition. The words "Mediterranean" and "vision" are formed in the font "Forte" while the letter "v" in vision has been replaced by a heart where the flag of the host country appears. The logo was generally received positively by both the press and the fans.

Slogans

Since the first edition already, slogans were used for the contest. In each edition, the host broadcaster is in charge to decide on the slogan of the edition and based on it, develop the contest's theme and visual design.

Edn Host country Host city Slogan
#1 Flag of Greece Greece Kalamata Ride Your Wave!
#2 Athens "Bubbles Of Life"
#3 Flag of Spain Spain Barcelona Touch The Music!
#4 Flag of Malta Malta Ta' Qali [1] #Unity
#5 Flag of Albania Albania Tirana #WeAreTheMediterranean
Notes
  1. ^ Although Ta' Qali is not a city, the executive supervisor of the MBU stated on the 13 June 2018 that "Ta' Qali will be considered the host location, rather than the host city"

Participating Countries

For a country to be able to participate, it must have a broadcaster with MBU membership.

As of the 3rd edition, 26 countries have participated at least once. These are listed here alongside the contest in which they made their debut:

Edn Countries making their debut entry
#1 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
#2 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar, Flag of FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia, Flag of Turkey Turkey
#3 Flag of Algeria Algeria, Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria, Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein, Flag of Israel Israel, Flag of Montenegro Montenegro, Flag of Serbia Serbia, Flag of Vatican City Vatican City
#4 Flag of Andorra Andorra, Flag of Austria Austria, Flag of Egypt Egypt, Flag of Hungary Hungary, Flag of Jordan Jordan, Flag of Libya Libya, Flag of Monaco Monaco, Flag of Slovenia Slovenia, Flag of Switzerland Switzerland, Flag of Tunisia Tunisia
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Participation since the first edition:
     Entered at least once
     Never entered, although eligible to do so
     Entry intended, but later withdrew

The following table lists the countries that have participated in the contest at least once. Shading indicates countries that have withdrawn from the contest. All information is as of the 5th edition.

Table key
     Withdrawn – Countries who have participated in the past but have withdrawn.
     Former – Former participants that are no longer members of the MBU or not eligible to compete.
Country Debut Contest Latest Entry Entries Wins Broadcaster(s)
Flag of Albania Albania #1 #5 4 1 RTSH
Flag of Algeria Algeria #3 #5 3 0 ENTV
Flag of Andorra Andorra #4 #5 2 0 RTVA
Flag of Austria Austria #4 #4 1 0 ORF
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina #3 #5 3 0 BHRT
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria #3 #5 3 0 BNT
Flag of Croatia Croatia #1 #5 4 0 HRT
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus #1 #5 5 0 CyBC
Flag of Egypt Egypt #4 #5 2 0 ERTU
Flag of France France #1 #5 5 0 France Télévisions
Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar #2 #5 4 0 GBC
Flag of Greece Greece #1 #5 5 1 ERT
Flag of Hungary Hungary #4 #5 2 0 HMG
Flag of Israel Israel #3 #5 3 0 Kan
Flag of Italy Italy #1 #5 5 0 RAI
Flag of Jordan Jordan #4 #4 1 0 JRTV
Flag of Kosovo Kosovo #1 #5 5 0 RTK
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon #1 #5 3 0 LBCI
Flag of Libya Libya #4 #4 1 0 LNC
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein #3 #5 3 0 1FLTV
Flag of FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia #2 #5 4 0 MKRTV
Flag of Malta Malta #1 #5 5 1 PBS
Flag of Monaco Monaco #4 #5 2 0 TMC
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro #3 #5 3 0 RTCG
Flag of Morocco Morocco #1 #5 4 0 SNRT
Flag of Portugal Portugal #1 #5 5 0 RTP
Flag of Romania Romania #1 #5 5 0 TVR
Flag of San Marino San Marino #1 #5 5 0 SMRTV
Flag of Serbia Serbia #3 #5 3 0 RTS
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia #4 #5 2 0 RTV SLO
Flag of Spain Spain #1 #5 5 1 RTVE
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland #4 #5 2 0 SRG SSR
Flag of Syria Syria #1 #5 5 0 ORTAS
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia #4 #4 1 0 RTTT
Flag of Turkey Turkey #2 #5 4 0 TRT
Flag of Vatican City Vatican City #3 #5 3 0 VR

Format

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Map showing the number of times each country has been a member of the "Big 6" up to and including the 4th edition
During the first 3 editions, the contest consisted of just a final. Since the 4th edition, 2 semi-finals have been introduced. The countries that place within the top 10 from each semi-final advance to the final, along with the "Big 6".

Since the first edition, the winning country of one edition is automatically chosen to be the host of the next edition. The host broadcaster can decide how and when it wants to host the competition, present the logo, reveal the running order and other things. However if a broadcaster declines to host, or if the MBU won't allow a certain country to host, then the runner-up is given the chance to host.

The "Big 6"

Countries that place within the top 6 in one edition, become members of the "Big 6" in the next edition, which means they skip the semi-finals and thus they automatically qualify for the final.

Winning Entries

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Map showing each country's number of Mediterraneanvision wins up to and including the 3rd edition
So far, only Greece, Malta, Spain and Albania have won the contest.

Greece hosted and won the first edition.

Albania holds the record for the highest amount of points - 400, which they achieved in the fourth edition

Italy was the first country to come second, while Gibraltar is the only country to have come second twice in a row, coming second in the second and third editions.

Spain is the only winner so far that did not win the jury vote. In the second edition, they only came third in the jury vote, behind Romania and San Marino, but they did, however, win the online vote, and they received enough points to be crowned the winner.

Below is the list of the winners, as well as the runner-ups.

Edn Host city Winner Artist Song Points Margin Runner-up
#1 Flag of Greece Kalamata Flag of Greece Greece Helena Paparizou feat. Anastasios Rammos "An Me Deis Na Klaio" 260 92 Flag of Italy Italy
#2 Flag of Greece Athens Flag of Spain Spain Ruth Lorenzo "Good Girls Don't Lie" 230 38 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar
#3 Flag of Spain Barcelona Flag of Malta Malta Ira Losco "We Are The Soldiers" 215 33
#4 Flag of Malta Ta' Qali Flag of Albania Albania Inis Neziri "Piedestal" 400 84 Flag of Serbia Serbia
#5 Flag of Albania Tirana

Mediterranean Broadcasting Union

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Map showing all the members of the MBU
Members of the MBU primarily include countries around the Mediterranean Sea, but 15 countries with close proximities to the sea are also members.

The Member list as of 17 December 2018, comprises the following 37 broadcasters:

Country Member Edition
Flag of Albania Albania RTSH #1
Flag of Algeria Algeria ENTV #1
Flag of Andorra Andorra RTVA #1
Flag of Austria Austria ORF #1
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT #1
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria BNT #1
Flag of Croatia Croatia HRT #1
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus CyBC #1
Flag of Egypt Egypt ERTU #1
Flag of France France France Télévisions #1
Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar GBC #2
Flag of Greece Greece ERT #1
Flag of Hungary Hungary HMG #1
Flag of Israel Israel Kan #1
Flag of Italy Italy RAI #1
Flag of Jordan Jordan JRTV #2
Flag of Kosovo Kosovo RTK #1
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon LBCI #1
Flag of Libya Libya LNC #1
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 1FLTV #1
Flag of FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia MKRTV #1
Flag of Malta Malta PBS #1
Flag of Moldova Moldova TRM #5
Flag of Monaco Monaco TMC #1
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro RTCG #1
Flag of Morocco Morocco SNRT #1
Flag of Portugal Portugal RTP #1
Flag of Romania Romania TVR #1
Flag of San Marino San Marino SMRTV #1
Flag of Serbia Serbia RTS #1
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia RTV SLO #1
Flag of Spain Spain RTVE #1
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland SRG SSR #1
Flag of Syria Syria ORTAS #1
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia RTTT #1
Flag of Turkey Turkey TRT #1
Flag of Vatican City Vatican City VR #1

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