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Sakuralia
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Member station SHK
Appearances
Appearances 30 (WLSC)
31 (NSC)
Debut WLSC 57 (WLSC)
NSC 122 (NSC)
Best result WLSC: 1st (63,81,82)
NSC: 2nd (144)
Worst result WLSC: 18th (57)
NSC: Last in semi (131,142,146)

Sakuralia is a nation in the Nation Song Contest. After 505 days on the Waiting List, it was officially recognized as a nation of Natia on May 5, 2015. It made its NSC debut at NSC 122 in Dalisska.

The country is located in the Rievs du Soleil province of Norigin.

About SakuraliaEdit

  • Population: 25,000,000
  • Capital City: Hanashima
  • Country Code: SAK
  • Internet Code: .saku
  • Government: Constitutional Monarchy
  • Head of State: Empress Naoko Takeuchi
  • National Anthem: Moonlight Densetsu
  • Official Languages: Japanese and English
  • Flower: Cherry blossom
  • Motto: Where culture and creativity bloom
  • Currency: Nami (100 hanako = 1 nami)

GeographyEdit

  • Regions and capitals: Fuyubara (capital city: Snowpoint), Harumiko (capital city: Hanashima), Natsuyume (capital city: Taiyouhoshi), Akihana (capital city: Shimaya)
  • Highest Mountain: Pikayama (13,125 ft.)

MediaEdit

SHK (Sakuralia Hoso Kyokai) is the national public broadcaster of Sakuralia, with its headquarters located in the Kinozu district of Hanashima.  It runs 3 television channels and 2 radio stations (Radio 1 and Radio 2), private and regional stations are also available throughout the country as well as international channels carried by satellite.

  • SHK 1: The main channel, featuring news, anime, sports, variety shows and more, along with its popular annual New Year's Eve event, the Kohaku Uta Gassen.  Broadcasts the Nation Song Contest
  • SHK 2: Educational channel offering children's programming, language courses and travel documentaries
  • SHK 3: Also known as SHK International, offering the best shows from around the world.  Broadcasts the Eurovision Song Contest annually with BBC feed and commentary
  • Radio 1: News and information in both English and Japanese
  • Radio 2: Offering the best music from Sakuralia and around the world

The main national daily newspaper is the Sakura Shimbun, offering both an English edition and a Japanese edition.  Local and regional newspapers and magazines are also widely distributed

Important Holidays and Festivals in Sakuralia Edit

  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • March 15: Empress Naoko's Birthday
  • April 29-May 5: Golden Week
  • May 5: Natia Matsuri
  • July 1: True North Festival (Canada Day)
  • December 16: Sakuralia Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 31: New Year's Eve (Omisoka)

Sakuralia in NSCEdit

Sakuralia officially joined the main roster on May 5, 2015 after nearly 17 months on the Waiting List. It has made 12 finals thus far in its contest history, with 2 top-5 finishes (5th in its debut in NSC 122, and 2nd in NSC 144). It has hosted once (NSC 145).

(*)For NSC 148, Sakuralia worked in conjunction with the nation of Tourmalet in Alternatia for their first song contest

Legend: Pink = DNQ, Aqua = PQ, Peach = REJU Qualifier

Edition Artist Song Semi Placing Semi Points Final Placing Final Points
NSC 122 Kadebostany Castle in the Snow 4 100 5 150
NSC 123 Enigma Sadeness: Part 1 PQ PQ 26 63
NSC 124 Rin' Sakura Sakura 18 53 DNQ DNQ
NSC 125 Little Mix Wings 14 61 DNQ DNQ
NSC 126 Paradise Fears You To Believe In 23 33 DNQ DNQ
NSC 127 Ekat Bork The World Is Dancing 4 81 24 95
NSC 128 Two Steps From Hell Protectors Of The Earth 19 53 DNQ DNQ
NSC 129 Kiesza Stronger 16 59 DNQ DNQ
NSC 130 Hatsune Miku World Is Mine 18 44 DNQ DNQ
NSC 131 Celine Dion Misled 27 23 DNQ DNQ
NSC 132 KARA Mr. 23 37 DNQ DNQ
NSC 133 Daft Punk The Game Has Changed 24 26 DNQ DNQ
NSC 134 Savage Garden Affirmation 25 29 DNQ DNQ
NSC 135 Diamá La Mossa 23 28 DNQ DNQ
NSC 136 Amir Oasis 17 66 DNQ DNQ
NSC 137 Ayumi Hamazaki progress 15 60 DNQ DNQ
NSC 138 Rosin Murphy Ramalama 6 80 12 129
NSC 139 Nelly Furtado Powerless 8 69 20 93
NSC 140 Amir On dirait 10 79 21 91
NSC 141 The Cranberries Linger 13 67 DNQ DNQ
NSC 142 Paula Abdul Rush, Rush 26 14 DNQ DNQ
NSC 143 Perfume Laser Beam 13 66 DNQ DNQ
NSC 144 Latifa Soyuoz Hedef 2 106 2 176
NSC 145 AKB48 Kaze wa Fuiteiru PQ PQ 25 77
NSC 146 Meghan Trainor Good To Be Alive 25 15 DNQ DNQ
NSC 147 Matt Mays Take It On Faith 8 75 21 83
NSC 148* OneRepublic No Vacancy (ft. Amir) 21 36 DNQ DNQ
NSC 149 Koop ft. Ane Brun Koop Island Blues 22 21 29 39
NSC 150 John Williams Becoming a Geisha 3 89 14 128
NSC 151 Dami Im Fighting For Love 9 77 16 115
NSC 152 Maldita Nerea Bailarina 24 44 DNQ DNQ
NSC 153 George Michael Freedom '90

Sakuralia in WLSCEdit

Sakuralia joined WLSC on December 16, 2013 and debuted in edition 57. Since then, it has won three times (WLSC 63 in Vylkuzeme, WLSC 81 in Meilutya and WLSC 82 on home ground). It has also hosted 4 times: WLSC 64, WLSC 77 (by deferral), WLSC 82 and WLSC 83.

Edition Artist Song Placing Points
WLSC 57 AKB48 Kaze wa Fuiteiru 18 18
WLSC 58 Dami Im Alive 12 54
WLSC 59 Vancouver 2010 Olympic Orchestra Fire On The Mountain 11 57
WLSC 60 John Barrowman What About Us 13 37
WLSC 61 Snap The Power 14 53
WLSC 62 Rudenko & t.A.T.u. Nas Ne Dogonyat (Sochi 2014 Remix) 8 71
WLSC 63 Robert Miles Children 1 112
WLSC 64 Savage Garden Affirmation 3 88
WLSC 65 Aqua Turn Back Time 11 51
WLSC 66 Lisa Lougheed Run With Us 8 57
WLSC 67 Utada Hikaru Simple and Clean 10 40
WLSC 68 Matthew Morrison Still Got Tonight 8 45
WLSC 69 Sarah McLachlan Possession 8 35
WLSC 70 Sam Bailey Skyscraper 4 48
WLSC 71 Sebalter Saturday 5 71
WLSC 72 The Corrs Dreams 9 39
WLSC 73 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Don't Come Around Here No More 11 29
WLSC 74 Daft Punk The Game Has Changed 5 72
WLSC 75 Queen These Are The Days Of Our Lives 7 70
WLSC 76 Ronan Hardiman Celtic Dream 3 90
WLSC 77 Moranbong Band Without A Break 6 63
WLSC 78 Alannah Myles Black Velvet 8 61
WLSC 79 Jade Villalon 1000 Words 8 50
WLSC 80 Koop ft. Ane Brun Koop Island Blues 3 59
WLSC 81 Yuna Rescue 1 56
WLSC 82 ABBA Take A Chance On Me 1 56
WLSC 83 John Parr St. Elmo's Fire 4 28
WLSC 84 Take That Rule The World 2 45
WLSC 85 The Tribe Abe Messiah 3 36
WLSC 86 Lee Mead Paint It Black 4 58

Special EditionsEdit

All the NSC/WLSC events Sakuralia has participated in

Edition Artist Song Placing Points
WLSC Congratulations 3 Vancouver 2010 Olympic Orchestra Fire On The Mountain 18 31
ESC 2014 Karaoke Spin-Off Molly (cover by esc87fan) Children Of The Universe 6 65
WLSC Congratulations 4 Ronan Hardiman Celtic Dream 8 50
ESC 2015 Karaoke Spin-Off Mélanie René (cover by esc87fan) Time To Shine 4 83
ESC 2015 Special Mélanie René Time To Shine 17 43
WLSC Congratulations 5 Take That Rule The World 6 49
NSC Congratulations 13 Kadebostany Castle in the Snow 7 179
ESC 2016 Special Rykka The Last of Our Kind 28 28
ESC 2016 Karaoke Spin-Off Rykka (cover by esc87fan) The Last of Our Kind 4 79
NSC Congratulations 14 Roisin Murphy Ramalama 21 129
ESC 2017 Special Alma Requiem 4 84
ESC 2017 Karaoke Spin-Off Timebelle (cover by esc87fan) Apollo 2 85
NSC Congratulations 15 Latifa Soyuoz Hedef 24 109

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