Microvision Song Festival

Not to be confused with the Microvision Song Festival 2011.

Microvision Song Festival
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Organizer Micronational Broadcasting Union
Creation 2015
Editions 6 + 1 confirmed
Localisation International
Number of participants 12 (in 2019)
Original languages Spanish and English

The Microvision Song Festival, sometimes popularly called Microvision, is the longest-running micronational annual international TV song competition, held, primarily, among the member countries of the Micronational Broadcasting Union (MBU) since 2015.

Each participating country submits a song to be and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song in the competition. The contest has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 2015.

History

The Microvision Song Festival is a contest updated from the Eurovision Song Contest. Under the leadership of UMR and Hispanic micronations, the contest was created in 2015. The first edition in 2015 was won by Valumar. The following year saw the arrival of new non-Spanish micronations like Coria or Toyoashihara who won the 2016 edition.The Microvision 2017 makes a great deal in the new technologies used. The host, Antares won the competition.

In 2018, Occitania won the Microvision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Ganas de matar" by Spanish drag queen "La Prohibida.". One year later, Troncopañya another catalan Micronational (the third in three years) win the contest, marked by numerous technical incidents.

Winners

As of 2020, five different micro nations have won all five editions of the competition. Four winners were located in Europe while one was located in Asia.

Occitania holds the record for the highest number of runner-up placings and the nation with the most points since the first contest.

Year Date Host Winner Song Performer Language Points % of points Runner up
2015 16 July   Soria   Valumar Santiano Celtic Fantasy French 52 69% (58/84)   Rino Island
2016 17 June   Rino Island   Toyoashihara Fubuki Hayato Konoe Instrumental 56 51% (56/108)   Antares
  Occitania
2017 27 May   Ciutat-Castell   Antares Futur Rosa López Catalan 91 58% (91/156)   Occitania
2018 8 June   Aragon   Occitania Ganas de Matar La Prohibida Spanish 91 63% (91/144)   Posaf
2019 30 November   Catonia   Troncopañya In the night Oques Grasses Catalan 85 64,39% (85/132)   Hinata
2020 31 December   Troncopañya   Catonia Tacones Baratos Huecco Spanish 57 20,88%

(57/273)

  Troncopañya
2021 TBD   Catonia TBA

Three winners are nationals of Spain Rosa López, La Prohibida and Oques Grasses), one is French (Celtic Fantasy) and the last one is a national from de Micronational of Toyoashihara, Hayato Konoe.

Hayato Konoe is the only one Micronational citizen who won the competition.

Participants

Eligible participants include primarily Active Members of the Micronational Broadcasting Union. Active members are those who are active members of the organization.

Country making its debut entry

Year Country making its debut entry
2015   Ideas
  Numancia
  Rino Island
  Timeria
  Valumar
  Vontan
  UEGG
2016   Antares
  Coria
  Lundenwic
  Occitania
  Polanda
  Toyoashihara
2017   Iberia
  Ipainia
  Felinitia
  Freeland
  Montiber
  Navir
  Three Flowers
2018   Asgaria
  Iustus
  Kaion
  Levante
  Helitania
  Natia
  Posaf
2019   Draaken
  Hinata
  Troncopañya
2020   Alevican

Overseas Territory of the Village of Pedro

Artists

Participants have the choice of their artist. Some were able to choose local musical productions, such as Hayato Konoe who won the contest in 2016 or to choose internationally recognized artists.

Hosting

It is customary for the wining country to have a priority in organizing the next competition. If the latter can not, we look in the poduim and then to another member able to organize the event

Country Years
  Numancia 2015
  Rino Island 2016
  Antares 2017
  Occitania 2018
  Catonia 2019
  Troncopañya 2020
  Catonia 2021


Rules

-The requirements for the song are as follows:

  • The minimum duration of the songs is 1:30 minutes.
  • The maximum Video clip length is 4:30 minutes.
  • The maximum duration of the songs is 4 minutes.
  • There is no limitation of language, the Agency may choose whoever wants
  • There is also no limitation as to the nationality Representative, the National Agency has the right to choose the one you want.
  • Wholly Songs Instrumentals are entitled to participate.
  • The Covers and Instrumental versions are allowed.
  • The Video Candidacy must have the following requirements : Logo must remain at all times of the station chain. (However if you want to put a song of 1980 you could perfectly. The only limitation is the video)..It must be hosted on the server YouTube.
  • Artists must have a minimum age of 16
  • It is not allowed the presentation of songs that have participated in previous Festivals of the Song of any kind, such as San Remo or Eurovision.
  • The letter should not promote any organization, institution, political cause, company, brand or service(including profanity or ofendentes words to others, religious, sexual etc) ... Political ideologies in the lyrics of the songs it is prohibited

Languages

Most used languages

Rank Utilisations Language Country
1 15 Spanish   UEGG/Catonia (4)
  Draaken
  Helitania
  Numancia (2)
  Occitania (2)
  Polanda
  Rino Island (3)
  Timeria
2 9 Instrumental   Felinitia
  Iberia
  Ideas
  Polanda
  Timeria
  Toyoasihara
  Vontan
  Iustus
  Natia
3 9 English   Asgaria
  Helitania
  Levante
  Lundenwic (2)
  Numancia
  Occitania[1]
  Polanda
  Timeria
4 6 Catalan   Antares (3)
  Montiber
  Nova-Occitania[2]
  Troncopañya
5 5 French   Arbreland[3]
  Coria
  Iustus
  Posaf
  Valumar
5 3 Polish   Freeland (2)
  Kaion
6 2 Japanese   Hinata
  Polanda
6 1 Occitan   Three Flowers
6 1 Portugese   Ipainia
6 1 Serbian   Coria
6 1 Ukrainian   Lundenwic

Winners by language

Wins Language Year Country
2 Catalan 2017
2019
Antares
Troncopañya
1 French 2015 Valumar
1 Instrumental 2016 Toyoashihara
1 Spanish 2018 Occitania

Languages and their first appearance

Order Language First apparance Country First performer First song
1 Instrumental 2015   Ideas Agustín Q. Limerencia
2 French 2015   Valumar Celtic Fantasy "Santiago"
3 English 2015   Numancia Sofía Karlberg "Take Me to Church"
4 Spanish 2015   Rino Island Chico Trujillo "Loca"
5 Serbian 2016   Coria Zeljko Joksimovic "Nije ljubav stvar"
6 Catalan 2016   Antares Rosa López "Et necesite"
7 Ukrainian 2016   Lundenwic Verka Serduchka "Chita Drita"
8 Japanese 2017   Polanda Hitomi Ishikawa "Koi"
9 Portugese 2017   Ipainia Renato Misiuk & DJ Claudinho RS "Real in Rio"
10 Occitan 2017   Three Flowers Lou Dalfin "Sem encar ici"
11 Polish 2017   Freeland Jeremi Sikorski "Prześliczna wiolonczelistka"

Votes

Years System of votes
2015 - 2016 Each country send 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 points. points to its six favorite songs.
2017 - present Every country gives 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points to its ten favorite songs.
  1. With some words in Kurdish
  2. As the successor of the Popular Union of Occitania
  3. With one sentence in Arabic