Global Music

The World United by Music

 

 129 EL DJEM 

 

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The city

Hosts and venue
 
Hend Sabry

Amphitheatre of El Jem
 
Dhaffer L'Abidine

 

Host City: El Djem, Tunisia

Venue: Amphitheatre of El Jem

Hosts: Hend Sabry and Dhaffer L'Abidine

Participating countries: 47

Debuting countries: Sierra Leone

Returning countries: Belgium, Croatia, Monaco, Puerto Rico and Romania

Countries taking a break: Liechtenstein, São Tomé and Príncipe and Slovakia

Debuting players: Michel for Croatia

Returning artists:


Delta Goodrem, 6 times for Australia and once for Ireland, Quadruple Global Music Champion


Svetlana Loboda, for Ukraine, her best result being 8th


Ellie Goulding, 3 times for United Kingdom and once for India, Global Music Champion
La Oreja de Van Gogh, twice for Spain and Andorra, Global Music Champion


Hera Björk, for Iceland, her best result being 4th
Kati Wolf, for Hungary, her best result being 2nd
Kika, for Portugal, Global Music Champion
Sofía Reyes, for Mexico, her best result being 3rd


Flaka Krelani, once for Albania and Kosovo, not qualifying for the final
Léa Castel, once for France and Algeria, not qualifying for the final


Aloe Blacc, for Sweden, placing 3rd
Lââm, for France, not qualifying for the final
Lidija Bacic, for Croatia, not qualifying for the final
Matoma, for United States, placing 20th
MC Kresha, for Kosovo, not qualifying for the final
Miriam Bryant, for Finland, placing 10th
MØ, for Denmark, placing 5th
Selina Bübl, for Austria, not qualifying for the final
The Travellers, for Malta, not qualifying for the final

Countries receiving most 12 points: Norway, 8

Countries giving 12 points to the winner: Monaco and Italy

Countries receiving points from most juries: Denmark and Switzerland, 20

Highest placing country not scoring a top mark: France in 14th with 10 points from Mexico as highest mark

Lowest placing country scoring a top mark: Tunisia in 24th, getting 12 points from Croatia

The winner: 
This edition's voting was far more exciting than the last! Within the last 10 set of votes the lead changed hands several times, and it was the very last juror who handed the  victory to Switzerland, who after the first 10 juries had only collected 3 points! This just goes to show that getting a bad start doesn't mean the end for your song. Norway ended up with the silver, and Denmark took the bronze just ahead of Turkey end Israel. This edition was so close that 11 songs scored more than 100 points!

Switzerland debuted as late as GM.30 and only gave the competition one try before disappearing again for another 25 editions. When they finally returned, their results were less than impressive, and the Alpine country had to wait until GM.66 to finish in the top 10 for the first time, when they finished 9th. Throughout their first 26 participations this was the only top 10 result, and Switzerland lost its patience and left again. Then in GM.95, a new player stepped up for the challenge of bringing Switzerland a good result. José Botella, the current HoD, took charge and in his very first attempt, Switzerland did just squeeze into the top 10, which was followed by their first gold medal for Myron in GM.96. On home soil, the country took home the silver, a feat it repeated in GM.103, just two editions before taking their second gold medal by 77 Bombay Street. Since then another 2 silver medals has followed, and now Switzerland claims gold for the third time. Well done Switzerland, Shem and José Botella!

 

Congratulations Shem!
 

See you all in Switzerland!
 
The winner

Scoreboards and live voting

Live voting

Scoreboard final

Scoreboard semi final one

Scoreboard semi final two 

Watching the videos

All the videos are in the YouTube playlist at TVGlobalMusic


The final

01.   Switzerland / Shem Thomas / Crossroads / 132 points

02.   Norway / Matoma feat. Becky Hill / False alarm / 130 points

03.   Denmark /  / Final song / 123 points

04.   Turkey / Mahmut Orhan feat. Sena Sener / Feel / 123 points

05.   Israel / Hats feat. Diana Golbi / Fire / 122 points

06.   Mexico / Cash Cash feat. Sofía Reyes / How to love / 109 points

07.   Germany / Max Giesinger / 80 Millionen / 109 points

08.   United Kingdom / Ellie Goulding / Still falling for you / 107 points

09.   New Zealand / The Heart of Katherine / Out of sight out of mind / 104 points

10.   Puerto Rico / Christian Daniel / Me vuelvo un cobarde / 104 points

11.   Cyprus / Andreas Leontas / Protos rolos / 102 points

12.   Solomon Islands / Delta Goodrem / Dear life / 95 points

13.   Czech Republic / Lenny / Hell.o / 94 points

14.   France / Léa Castel / À cause de toi / 84 points

15.   Hungary / Kati Wolf / Szabadnak lenni / 83 points

16.   Spain / Eva Ruiz / Que has hecho con mi vida / 82 points

17.   San Marino / Lodovica Comello / Non cadiamo mai / 81 points

18.   Romania / GEØRGE feat. Amna / Detector de minciuni / 67 points

19.   Panama / Aloe Blacc / The man / 64 points

20.   South Korea / Taeyeon feat. Verbal Jint / I / 63 points

21.   Lebanon / Maher Zain / Let it go / 55 points

22.   Greece / Georgia Dagaki / Sketos ego / 52 points

23.   Monaco / Côme / La gloire à mes genoux / 52 points
24.   Tunisia / Lââm / Petite soeur / 45 points

25.   Malta / The Travellers / Xemx u xita / 41 points

26.   South Africa / Burgerd Botha / As jy nog twyfel / 39 points

 

Semi final one

01.   Norway / Matoma feat. Becky Hill / False alarm / 136 points

02.   Mexico / Cash Cash feat. Sofía Reyes / How to love / 120 points

03.   United Kingdom / Ellie Goulding / Still falling for you / 92 points

04.   Romania / GEØRGE feat. Amna / Detector de minciuni / 91 points

05.   Israel / Hats feat. Diana Golbi / Fire / 84 points

06.   Puerto Rico / Christian Daniel / Me vuelvo un cobarde / 84 points

07.   France / Léa Castel / À cause de toi / 78 points

08.   Czech Republic / Lenny / Hell.o / 76 points

09.   Turkey / Mahmut Orhan feat. Sena Sener / Feel / 75 points

10.   Germany / Max Giesinger / 80 Millionen / 74 points

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11.   Austria / Selina Bübl / Engel auf Zeit / 54 points

12.   Ireland / Hedegaard feat. Lukas Graham / Happy home / 50 points

13.   Luxembourg / Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike / Stay a while / 47 points

14.   Bulgaria / Vanesa / Govori bivshata / 45 points

15.   Italy / Elodie Di Patrizi / Un' altra vita / 40 points

16.   Ukraine / LOBODA / K chyorty lyubov' / 40 points

17.   Finland / Miriam Bryant / Black car / 40 points

18.   Iceland / Hera Björk / Queen of effing everything / 39 points

19.   Egypt / Mohamed Hamaki / Bahebak kol youm aktar / 27 points

20.   Serbia / Maus Maki / Gadafi / 22 points

21.   Sierra Leone / Moh Kouyaté feat. Mariama / Darré / 20 points

Semi final two

01.   Switzerland / Shem Thomas / Crossroads / 113 points

02.   Cyprus / Andreas Leontas / Protos rolos / 99 points

03.   New Zealand / The Heart of Katherine / Out of sight out of mind / 94 points

04.   Solomon Islands / Delta Goodrem / Dear life / 81 points

05.   Monaco / Côme / La gloire à mes genoux / 79 points

06.   Malta / The Travellers / Xemx u xita / 77 points

07.   Hungary / Kati Wolf / Szabadnak lenni / 77 points

08.   Spain / Eva Ruiz / Que has hecho con mi vida / 71 points

09.   Panama / Aloe Blacc / The man / 70 points

10.   Greece / Georgia Dagaki / Sketos ego / 69 points

11.   South Korea / Taeyeon feat. Verbal Jint / I / 67 points

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12.   Canada / Theory of a Deadman / Bitch came back / 65 points
 
13.   United States / Disturbed / The sound of silence / 59 points

14. 
  Belgium / Laura Crowe / Ecstasy / 57 points

15. 
  Portugal / Kika / Alive / 55 points

16.   Russia / Leningrad / Exponat / 54 points

17.   Andorra / La Oreja de Van Gogh / Verano / 52 points

18.   Sweden / Maria Hazell / Debut / 52 points

19.   Netherlands / TP4Y / Million bucks / 44 points

20.   Croatia / Lidija Bacic / Prokleto dobro ljubis / 44 points

21.   Albania / Rina Abdyli feat. Flaka Krelani & MC Kresha / Si bass / 13 points