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Kamandé
Kamandeflag
Member station KAOS1 Logo (KAOS 1 - Kamandé Alpha-Omega Society 1)
Appearances
Appearances 48 (NSC), 27 (spinoffs)
Debut NSC 57
Best result 2nd place (NSC 134)
Worst result last (semi) (NSC 70, NSC 143, NSC 152)

last (final) (NSC 69)

Kamandé (Ka-Mân-Day) is a former region of the Federal State of Orovoda that gained its peaceful independence on July 23rd 2010. Kamandé is an African word meaning Generation, reflecting the new era the country is beginning by claiming its own rights.

Kamandé's flag national emblem is the Moon Hourglass, an object said to have been grateful to ancien civilizations of the country. According to the legend, two pieces of pure glass coming from the sky, in the shape of the Moon, landed on Earth, near the ocean, and stayed buried in the sand for hundreds of thousands years without anyone discovering them. The glass slowly began to impregnate itself of the ocean's water over the years, gaining a part of its soul. It is said that anyone with a pure mind holding the Hourglass would control time, seasons and weather and share the wisdom of water throughout his or her life. The Hourglass must be passed to the youngest of the person's children through an official ceremony shortly before death occurs. If the water inside the Hourglass continues to flow, the child is allowed to be the next holder. If the water stops and refuses to move to the bottom bulb, the Hourglass reflects the child's impure mind and foresees that neither of his or her descendants will be of good destiny. In this case, the Moon Hourglass breaks itself, the child is instantly killed and the world must wait hundreds of thousands more years for two other pieces of glass to fall from the sky.

The Moon Hourglass is drawn on Kamandé's national flag.

Kamandé took a break from the Nation Song Contest after the 74th edition. On July 2nd 2015, for the 124th contest, the country sent their first official entry since their withdrawal, marking their 19th participation.

The 72nd edition of the Waiting List Song Contest was held in Kamandé's capital, Sima-Noire, after a second place from the country in the previous edition (the winner, Belvist, declined the rights to host the contest). The NSC 129 B-Final was also presented in the country, following a win in the previous edition.

FactsEdit

  • Full name:
Republic of Kamandé (English)
Monasimian Kamandéo (Kamandéo)
République de Kamandé (French)
  • Capital: Sima-Noire
  • President: Malena Ernman
  • Population: 419 000
  • Official languages: Kamandéo (61%), French (32%)
  • Regions: Vahlia (capital: Sima-Noire), Séisin, Nem Orvalho, Caelmis, Ellamicholi
  • Currency: Noi (sign: KN)
  • National Day: July 23rd
  • Broadcaster: KAOS 1 (Kamandé Alpha-Omega Society 1)
  • National arena: Zydeko Arena (14 300 seats)

Kamandé in ESCunited song contestsEdit

Kamandé entered the Nation Song Contest on the 57th edition. The country is known for having a wide variety of musical tastes: metal, ethnic and classical music are considered among the favorites in the population.

Following a 50-edition break after NSC 74, Kamandé returned to the contest in NSC 124.

Normally, 28 participants take part in each final of the Nation Song Contest.

Edition Artist(s) Song Language Final Points Semi Points
57 Jorane Ineffable Imaginary 26 70 10 71
58 Arkona Goi, rode, goi! Russian 18 103 10 65
59 Joyce DiDonato Una voce poco fa Italian
Failed to qualify
18 45
60 Pig with the Face of a Boy A Complete History of the Soviet Union, Through the Eyes of a Humble Worker English 17 53
61 Bob Bissonnette Mettre du tape su' ma palette French 23 87 17 * 40
62 Galant, tu perds ton temps Marie Picard French 18 99 09 69
63 Villieläin Voittamaton Finnish 11 123 10 64
64 The Stanfields The Dirtiest Drunk (In the History of Liquor) English
Failed to qualify
16 50
65 René Dupéré (feat. Élise Velle) Pageant Imaginary 19 48
66 Dalriada Hajdútánc Hungarian 19 49
67 Paul Koulak Variation N°1 None (instrumental) 18 52
68 Takanashi Yasuharu Maho taisen None (instrumental) 17 54
69 L'Âme Immortelle 5 Jahre German 28 64 07 78
70 Leahy Seamus None (instrumental)
Failed to qualify
22 30
71 Les Fatals Picards C'est l'histoire d'une meuf French 13 66
72 Blackmore's Night Under a Violet Moon English 09 128 04 86
73 Hel Mörker Swedish
Failed to qualify
22 36
74 Jeremy Irons Be Prepared English 20 39
Did not participate between NSC 75 and NSC 123
124 La Caravane Passe (feat. Erika Serre) Gipsy for One Day English 12 131 07 87
125 Jacques Brel Vesoul French
Failed to qualify
21 40
126 Raffaella Carrà A far l'amore comincia tu Italian 15 52
127 Celtic Woman Scarborough Fair English 13 127 04 83
128 Natasha St-Pier Tous les Acadiens French
Failed to qualify
13 66
129 Amaranthe Digital World English 07 142 07 88
130 Tina Turner GoldenEye English
Failed to qualify
12 71
131 Chuli & Miae Nunun Wheh Korean 21 46
132 Marie-Denise Pelletier Tous les cris les SOS French 14 64
133 Jiu Yue Qi Ji Zhong Guo Fan Er Mandarin 16 122 01 93
134 The Common Linnets We Don't Make the Wind Blow English 02 174 02 102
135 bLiNd Industrial Fear None (instrumental) 27 72
Pre-qualified
136 Cher I Walk Alone English
Failed to qualify
14 57
137 Heli Kajo Poikajumala Finnish 18 57
138 James Horner The Winning Ticket (Rakish Paddy) None (instrumental) 21 40
139 Max Boublil Freddy (C'est trop gros) French 21 39
140 Anonymous Illuminati English 22 46
141 Les Denis Drolet Monsieur Loiselle French 25 37
142 Marie Carmen Piaf chanterait du rock French 16 60
143 Rob Zombie Well, Everybody's Fucking in a U.F.O. English 25 26
144 Lisa Simpson (feat. Bleeding Gums Murphy) Jazzman English 20 50
145 Mitsou Les Chinois French 20 47
146 Valeria Lynch Señor amante Spanish 24 22
147 Battle Beast Straight to the Heart English 16 106 07 76
148 Hanine El Alam Arabia None (instrumental)
Failed to qualify
11 56
149 Elle Yana Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio Italian 15 52
150 Journey Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) English 17 62
151 Roch Voisine I'll Always Be There English 22 95 10 72
152 Philippe Katerine La reine d'Angleterre French/English
Failed to qualify
25 30
153 Steindi The Hardest Karaoke Song in the World English/Icelandic ' '

(*) : Rest-jury qualifier

Edition Artist(s) Song Place Points Entries
AATW: Pacific Islands Te Vaka Tutuki 05 79 17
Unplugged 1 Eluveitie Dessumiis luge 09 64 20
ESC Covers & Remixes Hồ Quỳnh Hương Vũ điệu hoang dã 11 64 24
Oldies: 50's Jacques Brel La valse à mille temps 05 62 12
Halloween 2 Jack Lenz Goosebumps 14 46 21
National Finals 10 Keep of Kalessin The Dragontower 06 76 32
Congratulations 6 Arkona Goi, rode, goi! 35 68 47
Music Video Mitsou Dis-moi, dis-moi 31 03 32
ESC 2011 Vlatko Ilievski Rusinka 22 43 38
Doubles (with Doire) Garfunkel & Oates Pregnant Women Are Smug 16 13 16
AATW: Denmark Týr Hold the Heathen Hammer High 18 45 28
Country Randomiser (Kuwait) Shams Ahlan Ezzayak 28 06 29
National Finals 11 Sarina Cohn Rien en apparence 12 69 32
Congratulations 7 Villieläin Voittamaton 41 116 53
Melodic Picture Koji Kondo Market 06 79 32
Less-than 5000 Views Marco Calliari Per fortuna 11 60 25
ESC 2014 Ruth Lorenzo Dancing in the Rain 18 38 28
Country Randomiser 2 (Antigua & Barbuda) Tizzy & El-A-Kru Wine of My Life 11 48 27
Doubles (with Llama Republic) E Nomine Mitternacht 05 74 16
Timewarp: 2004 Chingon Malagueña salerosa 11 65 29
Boogenre Kotoko Re-Sublimity 09 55 19
ESC 2015 Karaoke Knez Adio (Montenegro) 07 49 13
AATW: Uzbekistan Iced Warm Begin It 16 37 21
Industrial Music Rob Zombie Dragula 12 46 17
AATW: Turkey Sertab Erener Oyna 16 48 24
ESC 2016 Karaoke Jüri Pootsman Play (Estonia) 09 39 12
ESC 2017 Karaoke Alma Requiem (France) 07 50 11

Kamandéan languageEdit

You are visiting Kamandé and want to speak to the local citizens in Kamandéo? Here are some basic, and useful, sentences in the country language:

  • Hello!: Jeg! (pronunced : Djeg)
  • How are you?: Kammé vey voy? (formal), Ké vey te? (informal)
  • Where can I take the bus?: Ouste ped jom prod'ol bus?
  • Good night!: Banne nol!
  • How much is this?: Kammé coliet sema?
  • I will take a beer, please.: Jom val prod'on bierne, silve.
  • I don't understand Kamandéo: Jom na compice Kamandéo.
  • Where is the nearest hotel?: Oust'et ol hotel ol ple proci?
  • Can you speak slowly, please?: Pedi voy langie mins vite, silve? (formal), Ped te langie mins vite, silve? (informal)
  • I love this song!: Jom emod shet melodi!
  • You are very beautiful.: T'ess tra jone.
  • One, two, three, four, five...: An, do, dra, cach, sin...
  • My name is ____ and I like your country very much!: Jom melap ____ én jom emod bienné voyu pisi!
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