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Gozitania
Gozitania
Member station GRTV
Appearances
Appearances 23
Debut NSC 14
Best result 4th: NSC 54
Worst result 22nd SF: NSC 23

Gozitania (Gozitan: Gożitanja) is a nation that lies in the Southern continent. First, Gozitania was a microstate nation but on February 2, 2008, Gozitania and the other microstates, were promoted to full nations. This nation started participating in the Nation Song Contest from NSC 13. Gozitania was nominated for the Best Microstate award in the NSC Awards 2007.

Gozitania's currency is the Euro (€) and it has a democractic system of government. Its first and current president is Marina Lizorkina. She was elected on 8 February, 2008, in the first Gozitan presidential election.

Geography Edit

Gozitania is a nation situated in the Sudjour of the NSC World. It has a population of about 700,000 people. Its capital city is Epiktya, the country's economic, cultural and political centre. Amongst the most important cities there are Gaulos, Maltiania, Victria and Gaulitania. The language of Gozitania is the Gozitan with also some dialects diffused in the villages.

Gozitania is bordered by Sunland to the west, Zechonia to the south, and to the Angel Sea.

Culture Edit

Landmarks Edit

For the national final for NSC 14, in Epiktya was built the Silver Stage. This multi-use indoor arena nowadays is used for sport, cultural events and other events that are held in Gozitania. Its name originated from the Russian group Serebro, the first entrants in NSC for Gozitania, where their actual name means Silver. It has a capacity of around 25,000 people.

Media Edit

The Gozitania Radio & Television (GRTV), which started in January 2008, serves as the nation's public broadcaster. Besides the broadcast of regular programs, it is in charge of broadcasting the major cultural activities, including the national finals and the Nation Song Contest shows.

Participation in NSC Edit

Gozitania made its debut in the thirteenth edition of NSC and their best result arrived in NSC 54 thanks to American alternative rock band The Pretty Reckless's first released single "Make Me Wanna Die". They finished 4th with a record 142 points.

NSC 13 Edit

NSC 13 marked the debut for Gozitania in NSC. An internal selection decided for Russian group Serebro with the song "What's Your Problem?" to make them the debutants for the Gozitania. Being a microstate, they competed in the respective qualifiers but it wasn't quite a success as they didn't qualify for the semifinals finishing 6th with a total of 152 points.

NSC 14 Edit

For the first time, in its second participation, Gozitania opted for a National Final to choose the NSC 14 entry. A total of 7 voters casted their votes under the positional voting system of 10, 7, 4, 1, with 10 points being to the favourite song. This was the list of contestants for the national final:

Draw Artist Song Link Place Points
1 t.A.T.u Friend or Foe Link 4 31
2 Kate Ryan Only If I Link 3 37
3 Vanilla Ninja Liar Link 2 40
4 Hanna Pakarinen Go, Go Link 1 49

After an intense final were both Vanilla Ninja and Hanna Pakarinen were level on points, the Finnish singer triumphed to represent Gozitania in NSC 14. In the microstates' qualifiers, Gozitania finished 3rd with a total of 120 points, guaranteeing a place in the semi-final for the very first time. In the semi-final, Gozitania acquired the best ever result in a competition when it finished 2nd, behind Alinta, with 200 points. In the final, Gozitania didn't manage to vote and so suffered a 75% penalisation. So, Gozitania finished in the 24th position with a total of 39 points (if Gozitania had voted, it could have finished as high as 4th with 156 points).

NSC 15 Edit

For the second time running, Gozitania chose its NSC 15 entry from a national final consisting of four songs.

Draw Artist Song Link Place Points
1 Motorcycle As The Rush Comes Link 4 34
2 Cheb Mami feat. Elissa Halili Link 1 70
3 Maria Isabel De Que Vas Link 2 67
4 Linkin Park Shadows Of The Day Link 3 49

With the winner "Halili", Gozitania didn't manage to make it to the semis for the second consecutive time, stumbling in the microstate qualifiers, finishing 6th with a remarkable 115 points.[1]

NSC 16 Edit

This was the fourth participation of Gozitania and the national final system was again adopted. In this edition Gozitania listed five songs which competed together for the win and also a new voting system with votes being given at 10, 8, 6, 3, 1 points. This was the list of contestants for the national final:

Draw Artist Song Link Place Points
1 4 Strings Take Me Away Link 2 50
2 Blank And Jones feat. Elles Mind Of The Wonderful Link 3 49
3 Agnelli And Nelson Holding Onto Nothing Link 4 47
4 Jam And Spoon Right In The Night Link 5 27
5 Sarah Brightman Deliver Me Link 1 79

Again, Gozitania failed to be part of the semi-final as it finished 7th from eleven microstates participating, only five points from the sixth place that could have awarded Gozitania a place in the semis. Gozitania gained a total of 147 points which are 32 points more from the NSC 15 microstate pre-qualifiers edition.

NSC 17 Edit

This is the fifth try of Gozitania and the national final was again present. In this edition there was a difference from the preceding national finals, as this time, Gozitania had already chosen the singer and in the national final presented four songs from the artist's repertoire. The artist chosen was Groove Coverage and there was a record number of 20 voters which cast their votes voted under the 10, 7, 4, 1 points system. This was the list of contestants for the national final:

Draw Artist Song Link Place Points
1 Groove Coverage 7 Years & 50 Days Link 1 125
2 Groove Coverage God Is A Girl Link 2 113
3 Groove Coverage The End Link 3 110
4 Groove Coverage Runaway Link 4 92

Gozitania reached to qualify for the first time, since NSC 14, to the semi-final when they passed from the microstates' pre-qualifiers hurdle. In the semi-final they did reasonably well as they gained a spot in the final with the 4th position (gaining 134 points). In the final, Gozitania finished 9th with a total of 105 points, as 18 nations voted for this entry.

NSC 18 Edit

Gozitania decided to hault the run of national finals, and make an internal selection. The song chosen was Lindsay Lohan's "Rumors". This was the first time that Gozitania competed in the semi-final as all microstates were promoted to full nations. However, this wasn't to be a good start as they failed to qualify receiving the 13th place from 21 nations. They failed to gain a spot in the final by five points.

NSC 19 Edit

After the disappointing start as a full nation, Gozitania selected another song, again with internal selection. This time, it was the turn for Madonna which with the song "Frozen" represent Gozitania in NSC 19. They reached to qualify from the semi-final and gained a place in the final finishing in the 20th place.

NSC 20 Edit

After an absence of two editions, the national final system was reinstated. There was a total of four songs contending for the representation of Gozitania in the 20th edition of NSC:

Draw Artist Song Link Place Points
1 Mandy Moore Only Hope Link 4 108
2 Paramore Misery Business Link 2 108
3 Sugababes Round, Round Link 1 114
4 DHT I Miss You Link 3 66

With Sugababes, Gozitania didn't reach to make it to the final and gaining 58 points in the second semi-final, and sharing the 14th position with Prasia.

NSC 21 Edit

For the first time in Gozitania's history, the artist chosen had already represented this nation in the preceding editions. It was the Finnish Hanna Pakarinen which with the song "Black Ice" finished just 15th in the semi-final round.

NSC 23 Edit

Missing the NSC 22 edition, Gozitania returned back with Kylie Minogue's hit single "In My Arms" for the 23rd edition of NSC, but unfortunately didn't reach to vote and so finished to be ineligible to qualify.

NSC 39 Edit

After a halt of fifteen editions, Gozitania returned back into this contest. The song chosen was by Romanian singer Inna with "Hot". In the second semi-final, Gozitania reached to make it through finishing third with 95 points. In the final show hosted in Bokia, Inna ended 9th with 123 points, equalling the country's best result in the final.

NSC 40 Edit

For the 40th edition of the festival, Gozitania chose another Romanian artist, this time being Andreea Bănică with her catch "Le Li Ra" song. Allocated in the first semi-final, Bănică didn't manage to equal the success of her compatriot, and Gozitania had to bow in the semi-final as they finished 13th with 67 points, two points behind the last qualified country.

Overall participation Edit

Edition Artist Song Video MPQ SF F
NSC 13 Serebro What's Your Problem? Link 06 (152)
NSC 14 Hanna Pakarinen Go, Go Link 03 (120) 02 (200) 24 (39)
NSC 15 Cheb Mami feat. Elissa Halili Link 06 (115)
NSC 16 Sarah Brightman Deliver Me Link 07 (147)
NSC 17 Groove Coverage 7 Years & 50 Days Link 02 (—) 04 (134) 09 (105)
NSC 18 Lindsay Lohan Rumors Link 13 (59)
NSC 19 Madonna Frozen Link 08 (77) 20 (70)
NSC 20 Sugababes Round, Round Link 14 (58)
NSC 21 Hanna Pakarinen Black Ice Link 14 (49)
NSC 23 Kylie Mingoue In My Arms Link 22 (19)
NSC 39 Inna Hot Link 03 (95) 09 (123)
NSC 40 Andreea Bănică Le Ri Ra Link 13 (67)
NSC 41 Basement Jaxx Raindrops Link 16 (56)
NSC 42 Pitbull I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) Link 08 (70) 13 (117)
NSC 43 Madonna Celebration Link 20 (20.5)
NSC 45 Taio Cruz Break Your Heart Link 07 (84) 20 (96)
NSC 46 Meisa Kuroki Shock: Unmei Link 19 (50)
NSC 47 AlexUnder Base Privacy Link 21 (18)
NSC 48 The Veronicas I Can't Stay Away Link 02 (96) 17 (96)
NSC 49 Kelly Clarkson Long Shot Link 05 (75) 17 (71)
NSC 50 Gramophonedzie Why Don't You Link 15 (49)
NSC 52 30 Seconds To Mars Kings and Queens Link 18 (45) 11 (105)
NSC 53 Aggro Santos ft. Kimberly Wyatt Candy Link 05 (77) 11 (112)
NSC 54 The Pretty Reckless Make Me Wanna Die Link 03 (94) 04 (142)
NSC 55 Diana Vickers The Boy Who Murdered Love Link 14 (108)
NSC 56 Nadia Ali Fantasy Link 12 (56)
NSC 57 Fake Blood I Think I Like It Link 05 (97) 09 (136)
NSC 58 Roll Deep Green Light Link 18 (41)
NSC 59 Enrique Iglesias ft. Nicole Scherzinger Heartbeat Link 05 (83) 13 (110)
NSC 61 Erika Jayne Pretty Mess Link 20 (44)
NSC 62 OneRepublic Good Life Link 21 (46)
NSC 63 The Pretty Reckless Just Tonight Link 02 (99) 06 (147)
NSC 64 McFly ft. Taio Cruz Shine A Light Link 27 (35)
NSC 65 Jodie Connor ft. Tinchy Stryder Bring It Link 13 (61)

The numbers in brackets represent the total of points gained.

Spin-off participationEdit

Edition Entry Link Place Points
Anthem Spin-off Maltese National Anthem Link 23 31
Nonsense Spin-off The Hippo Song Link 15 48
Christmas Spin-off Do They Know It's Christmas Time? (Band Aid 20) Link 10 68
AATW Montenegro Odlazim (Ivana Popovic) Link 6 62
Mystery Spin-off Quiero Mis Quinces (Kudai) Link 16 55
AATW Italy Diventari Una Star (Finley) Link 3 90
NSC ESC 2009 Illusion (Krasimir Avramov) Link 30 23
90's Spin-off Smells like teen spirit (Nirvana) Link 19 50
Christmas 3.0 Christmas Is Creepy (FЯED) Link 26 22

Points distributionEdit

Main article: Points distribution for Gozitania

References Edit

  1. Microstate qualifiers NSC 15

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