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Resolute Song Festival 5
RSF 5
Electric Night

Countries

35

Debuting Countries

Flag of China China
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Flag of Venezuela Venezuela

Returning Countries

Flag of Ireland Ireland

Withdrawing Countries

Flag of Brazil Brazil
Flag of Congo Congo
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Israel Israel
Flag of Liberia Liberia
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
Flag of Spain Spain
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Location

Nagoya, Flag of Japan Japan

Status

Closed

Winner

Flag of San Marino San Marino

Timeline

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The Resolute Song Festival 5 was be the fifth edition of the Resolute Song Festival. The edition was in Nagoya, Flag of Japan Japan, following Reol's win in the fourth edition in Harare. It is the first time the festival has been held in an Asian country.

Flag of San Marino San Marino won the festival, making them second European country to win and the second to win after placing last in the previous edition after Flag of France France's win in the second edition following their last-place finish in the first edition. Flag of United States United States, Flag of France France, Flag of Sweden Sweden, and Flag of Iceland Iceland finished the Big 5, 2nd-5th respectively, with all countries in the Big 5 (besides France) finishing in their best results yet. Flag of San Marino San Marino also became the first country to win after qualifying from the wildcard round, and also has become the highest-placing entry qualifying from the wildcard round.

35 countries are participating this edition, with a total of 13 countries withdrawing. Flag of China China, Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong,
Flag of Mexico Mexico, Flag of Poland Poland, Flag of Taiwan Taiwan, and Flag of United States United States will be holding national selections this edition.

LocationEdit

Flag of Japan Japan won the right to host the contest for the first time following their win in Harare, Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe in the previous edition. The hosting city will be in Nice in the Nagoya Dome, a 40,500 seat stadium.

City Venue Capacity
Fukuoka PayPay Dome up to 47,500
Nagoya Nagoya Dome † 40,500
Sendai Shellcom Senday 1,050
Tokyo Tokyo Dome 55,000

FormatEdit

EventsEdit

The events for the edition consists of two semi-finals, followed by a wildcard round. The semi-finals will each have a certain amount of countries participating in each semi-final, with 10 qualifiers going straight to the final. The 11th-placed song in each semi-final will go to a wildcard round to face off with each other for the 26th spot in the final. There will be 26 countries in the Grand Final, 20 qualifiers from the semi-finals, the top 5 placing countries from the previous edition, and the wildcard qualifier.

VotingEdit

This edition, the voting system included 2 sets of votes required from each country: one set would represent jury votes and the other set would represent televotes. The voting system of the semi-finals consists of the contestants in each semi-final voting their top 10 countries in each set to qualify while not voting for themselves. The points are valued by 12, 10, 8-1 points (with 12 being 1st place and 1 being 10th place). The Big 5 countries are required to vote in each semi-final. In the wildcard round, all the qualifiers are required to vote for the song they want to qualify. In the Grand Final, all participants are required to vote, including the non-qualifiers from the semi-finals and wildcard round.

Semi-finalistsEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Russia Russia Russian Mary Gu "P'yanyy romantik" 08 170
02 Flag of Sweden Sweden English Winona Oak & Robin Schulz "Oxygen" 04 177
03 Flag of China China English Kris Wu ft. Jhené Aiko "Freedom" 14 89
04 Flag of Serbia Serbia Serbian Kontrakulturna "Igre" 05 177
05 Flag of Latvia Latvia Latvian Carnival Youth "Vasara bez internetiem" 12 110
06 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan English JVNA "Safehouse" 06 172
07 Flag of Canada Canada English Felix Cartal ft. Sophie Simmons "Mine" 07 172
08 Flag of Mexico Mexico Spanish Kaia Lana "Se me olvidó olvidarte" 01 207
09 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Lithuanian 2Kvėpavimas "Vasarinė mergaitė" 13 92
10 Flag of Denmark Denmark English SOÈL "Exhale" 09 170
11 Flag of San Marino San Marino Italian Aiello "Vienimi (a ballare)" 11 160
12 Flag of Ireland Ireland English Stephen Murphy "Set You Free" 15 74
13 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom English Ty Dolla Sign ft. FKA Twigs "Ego Death" 10 163
14 Flag of Turkey Turkey Turkish Ayşe Hatun Önal "Sirenler" 03 190
15 Flag of Italy Italy Italian, English Federica Carta "Bullshit" 02 197

Semi-final 2Edit

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Croatia Croatia English Tiani "Wonder" 09 139
02 Flag of Poland Poland Polish Tymek ft. Big Scythe, Deys "Anioły i demony" 14 68
03 Flag of Norway Norway English Sonny Alven & LOVA "All In My Head" 10 119
04 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Greek Konnie Metaxa "Kamikaze" 07 159
05 Flag of Iceland Iceland English Ásgeir "Pictures" 01 220
06 Flag of South Africa South Africa Afrikaans Demi Lee Moore "Mis Eet Slaap Herhaal" 08 153
07 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela Spanish Lasso & Saak "Cambio de luces" 13 70
08 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong English Kaye "Howl" 04 174
09 Flag of United States United States English Tinashé "Touch & Go" 03 196
10 Flag of France France French Clio "T'as vu" 02 220
11 Flag of Greece Greece Greek Konstantinos Koufos "Metro Antistrofa" 15 49
12 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands English NAAZ "As Fun" 05 174
13 Flag of Germany Germany English X-perience "I Feel Like You 555" 12 83
14 Flag of Australia Australia English Gailla "Crowning" 11 99
15 Flag of South Korea South Korea Korean, English Ladies' Code "Set Me Free" 06 165

Wildcard RoundEdit

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Australia Australia English Gailla "Crowning" 02 14
02 Flag of San Marino San Marino Italian Aiello "Vienimi (a ballare)" 01 15

Grand FinalEdit

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands English NAAZ "As Fun" 09 169
02 Flag of Japan Japan English Dean Fujioka "History Maker" 15 136
03 Flag of Sweden Sweden English Winona Oak & Robin Schulz "Oxygen" 04 208
04 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan English JVNA "Safehouse" 11 149
05 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland English Flèche Love ft. Rone "Umusuna" 07 184
06 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong English Kaye "Howl" 16 133
07 Flag of South Korea South Korea Korean, English Ladies' Code "Set Me Free" 25 85
08 Flag of San Marino San Marino Italian Aiello "Vienimi (a ballare)" 1 239
09 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka English, Hindi Samsaya "Naina Don't Lie" 26 52
10 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia English Cinta Laura Kiehl "Cloud 9" 12 148
11 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Greek Konnie Metaxa "Kamikaze" 10 157
12 Flag of Norway Norway English Sonny Alven & LOVA "All In My Head" 14 137
13 Flag of Iceland Iceland English Ásgeir "Pictures" 05 203
14 Flag of Croatia Croatia English Tiani "Wonder" 23 94
15 Flag of France France French Clio "T'as vu" 03 228
16 Flag of Russia Russia Russian Mary Gu "P'yanyy romantik" 24 85
17 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine English Kadnay "Santiago" 19 114
18 Flag of Canada Canada English Felix Cartal ft. Sophie Simmons "Mine" 18 116
19 Flag of Italy Italy Italian, English Federica Carta "Bullshit" 06 194
20 Flag of Turkey Turkey Turkish Ayşe Hatun Önal "Sirenler" 08 170
21 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom English Ty Dolla Sign ft. FKA Twigs "Ego Death" 22 101
22 Flag of Denmark Denmark English SOÈL "Exhale" 20 114
23 Flag of South Africa South Africa Afrikaans Demi Lee Moore "Mis Eet Slaap Herhaal" 17 120
24 Flag of Mexico Mexico Spanish Kaia Lana "Se me olvidó olvidarte" 13 141
25 Flag of Serbia Serbia Serbian Kontrakulturna "Igre" 21 113
26 Flag of United States United States English Tinashé "Touch & Go" 02 228

Voting GridsEdit

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Jury Points Televote Points
1 Flag of Mexico Mexico 112 Flag of Sweden Sweden 102
2 Flag of Denmark Denmark 104 Flag of Canada Canada 98
3 Flag of Italy Italy 100 Flag of Italy Italy 97
4 Flag of Turkey Turkey 97 Flag of Mexico Mexico 95
5 Flag of Serbia Serbia 88 Flag of Turkey Turkey 93
6 Flag of Russia Russia 86 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan 91
7 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan 81 Flag of Serbia Serbia 89
8 Flag of San Marino San Marino 79 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 85
9 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 78 Flag of Russia Russia 84
10 Flag of Sweden Sweden 75 Flag of San Marino San Marino 81
11 Flag of Canada Canada 74 Flag of Denmark Denmark 66
12 Flag of Latvia Latvia 62 Flag of Ireland Ireland 55
13 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 58 Flag of Latvia Latvia 48
14 Flag of China China 47 Flag of China China 42
15 Flag of Ireland Ireland 19 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 34
Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Jury Points Televote Points
1 Flag of Iceland Iceland 124 Flag of France France 111
2 Flag of France France 109 Flag of United States United States 105
3 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 93 Flag of Iceland Iceland 96
4 Flag of United States United States 91 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 91
5 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 83 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 85
6 Flag of South Africa South Africa 81 Flag of South Korea South Korea 83
7 Flag of South Korea South Korea 80 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 81
8 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 74 Flag of South Africa South Africa 72
9 Flag of Croatia Croatia 73 Flag of Croatia Croatia 66
10 Flag of Norway Norway 56 Flag of Norway Norway 63
11 Flag of Australia Australia 52 Flag of Australia Australia 47
12 Flag of Germany Germany 40 Flag of Germany Germany 47
13 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 46 Flag of Poland Poland 39
14 Flag of Poland Poland 29 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 34
15 Flag of Greece Greece 23 Flag of Greece Greece 26
Grand Final
split jury/televote results
Place Jury Points Televote Points
1 Flag of Iceland Iceland 122 Flag of San Marino San Marino 151
2 Flag of France France 122 Flag of Sweden Sweden 109
3 Flag of United States United States 120 Flag of Italy Italy 108
4 Flag of Sweden Sweden 99 Flag of United States United States 108
5 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 98 Flag of France France 106
6 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 97 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 103
7 Flag of Turkey Turkey 97 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 92
8 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 89 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 87
9 Flag of San Marino San Marino 88 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 82
10 Flag of Italy Italy 86 Flag of Iceland Iceland 81
11 Flag of Mexico Mexico 84 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan 80
12 Flag of Denmark Denmark 82 Flag of Turkey Turkey 73
13 Flag of Norway Norway 72 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 71
14 Flag of Japan Japan 69 Flag of Japan Japan 67
15 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan 69 Flag of Norway Norway 65
16 Flag of South Africa South Africa 67 Flag of Mexico Mexico 59
17 Flag of Canada Canada 61 Flag of Croatia Croatia 51
18 Flag of Serbia Serbia 60 Flag of Canada Canada 55
19 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 56 Flag of South Africa South Africa 53
20 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 54 Flag of Serbia Serbia 53
21 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 54 Flag of Russia Russia 52
22 Flag of Croatia Croatia 44 Flag of South Korea South Korea 49
23 Flag of South Korea South Korea 36 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 47
24 Flag of Russia Russia 33 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 34
25 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 32 Flag of Denmark Denmark 32
26 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 23 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 29

CountriesEdit

5 countries debuted this edition, 6 less than the fourth edition, although 13 countries withdrew, a record and five more than the third edition.

Debuting CountriesEdit

Flag of China China, Flag of Cyprus Cyprus, Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, Flag of Lithuania Lithuania, and Flag of Venezuela Venezuela all debuted this edition.

Returning countriesEdit

Flag of Ireland Ireland - Returned to the festival under a new broadcaster.

Withdrawing countriesEdit

Flag of Brazil Brazil - Although initially confirming, no entry was sent by the deadline, resulting in a strike for the broadcaster.

Flag of Congo Congo - Dissatisfied with the results in the previous editions and exhausting the local music industry, Congo announced their withdrawal from the 5th edition making them the first winning country to ever withdraw from the festival.

Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic - Presumably because of the shock non-qualification in the previous and generally lackluster results, Czech Republic failed to confirm for the 5th edition.

Flag of Finland Finland - Although having moderately-placed entries in the previous editions, Finland announced their intent to withdraw this edition.

Flag of Hungary Hungary - The broadcaster for the country shut down, and no new broadcaster confirmed for the country.

Flag of Israel Israel - Like Finland, Israel confirmed their withdrawal for the 5th edition.

Flag of Liberia Liberia - The broadcaster failed to confirm by the deadline.

Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg - The broadcaster withdrew due to the disappointing pre-last placing in the semi-final of the previous edition.

Flag of Nigeria Nigeria - The delegation for Nigeria switched operations to Spain, then withdrew altogether. The broadcaster decided to withdraw.

Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia - Dissatisfied with the placing in the fourth edition, they decided to withdraw this edition.

Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands - After failing to qualify in the last two editions, the country announced their withdrawal.

Flag of Spain Spain - Although having a permanent Head of Delegation, the delegation failed to respond to all forms of contact, and failed to confirm for the 5th edition.

Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe - Although winning in their debut edition and hosting the previous edition, the country did not confirm for the 5th edition.

Other countriesEdit

Flag of Belgium Belgium, Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica, Flag of Myanmar Myanmar, Flag of New Zealand New Zealand - Cited the 2019 COVID-19 pandemic as the reason to not return to the festival this edition.

Flag of Colombia Colombia, Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Flag of Estonia Estonia, Flag of Guatemala Guatemala - Did not respond to an invitation to the festival.

Flag of Iran Iran - As in the fourth edition, the delegation did not express interest in returning to the festival this edition.

Flag of Albania Albania, Flag of Argentina Argentina, Flag of Austria Austria, Flag of Portugal Portugal, Flag of Romania Romania - Declined to return to the contest this edition without explanation.

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