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Tubevision Contest
The general logo of TVC.
Also known as TVC
Genre Song contest
Created by Dimitris Ioannou
Country of origin Cyprus
Language(s) English
Location(s) List of host cities
Running time About 2 weeks
Original channel DimitrisLoveIvi
Original run 24 August 2011 – present
Editions 35
Number of countries 113
Number of songs 846

Tubevision Contest (abbreviated TVC), sometimes spelt TubeVision Contest, was a song contest on Youtube. The contest is hosted by Dimitris Ioannou. The contest has currently thirty-eight editions, including the three special editions.


  1. You cannot participate with two countries at one edition
  2. The song you want to participate in it, it must be from the country you selected
  3. Songs from (J)ESC are not allowed
  4. To vote comment in the recap video and you are voting in ESC style (1-8,10,12)
  5. When one edition starts you are able to submit a song for next edition.
  6. To submit a song you can comment on the channel or either send a PM.
  7. The song must be until 5 minutes the most and 2 minutes the least!
  8. Some small countries can borrow singers from neighbour regions. See below for more details.


The contest started with a final of thirteen participants with Estonia winning the first ever edition. The semi-finals were introduced the second edition and they were used in the fourth and fifth edition. From the six to the tenth edition there was only final with 15 to 20 participants. After the contest grew up, the host decided to permanently introduce the semi-finals and since the eleventh edition. Currently, only two semifinals are held. However, a third semi-final was introduced as testing in the twenty-eighth edition and it was decided to not continue with it.

Many features which were introduced in the contest, were inspired by other contests. National selections, the jury and the awards, inspired from the Ourvision Song Contest, were introduced in the early 10s editions. However, the national selection system was different from the one that was used in OVSC.

The contest had several breaks with the first being between April and June 2012 after the fourteenth edition due to host's exams and the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. After the return in June, the contest gained population and voters and the host decided to increase the number of participants and therefore the number of finalists.

The second break was between November and December, after the twenty-sixth edition. The contest had the small break because the host wanted to relax and find time later for the contest. The contest returned on 27 December 2012.

The host had announced in March 2013 that the contest would close forever after the almost two years of hosting. A video was also made to inform the participants about the end of the contest. However later, in May 2013, the host announced the re-opening of the contest. The contest returned in June 2013, after host's exams. The population of the contest became even bigger after the introduction of the different recap videos and the host permanently increased the number of the participants to thirty-eight with twenty finalists (ten qualifiers from each semi-final).

Before the thirty-second edition started, a poll was posted asking the users if they'd like the jury to affect the result. Even though most of the users were positive on the idea, the host decided to not introduce it because some of the users had the negative opinion about the idea.

Borrowing countries

Borrowing country Neighbour region(s) Original country
Aland Islands.png Åland Islands Western Finland Province Finland.png Finland
Svealand Sweden.png Sweden
Andorra.png Andorra Aragon, Catalonia Spain.png Spain
Aquitaine, Midi Pyrenees France.png France
Bermuda.png Bermuda Florida, Georgia USA.png United States
Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Vestlandet Norway.png Norway
Midtjylland, Nordjylland Denmark.png Denmark
Fiji.png Fiji Queensland Australia.png Australia
Greenland.png Greenland Nordjylland Denmark.png Denmark
Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Guangdong China.png China
Libya.png Libya Illizi Algeria.png Algeria
Matruh Egypt.png Egypt
Mederine, Tatouine Tunisia.png Tunisia
Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Vorarlberg, Tyrol Austria.png Austria
Graubünden Switzerland.png Switzerland
Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria Germany.png Germany
Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland Germany.png Germany
Wallonia Belgium.png Belgium
Lorraine France.png France
Macao.png Macao Guangdong China.png China
Monaco.png Monaco Rhone-Alpes, Alpes-Azur, Languedoc-Roussillon, Corse France.png France
Palestine.png Palestine Balqa, Irbid, Madaba Jordan.png Jordan
Jerusalem District Israel.png Israel
Puerto Rico.png Puerto Rico Florida USA.png United States
San Marino.png San Marino Emilia Romagna, Marche, Tuscany Italy.png Italy
Taiwan.png Taiwan Fujian China.png China
Tuvalu.png Tuvalu Queensland Australia.png Australia
Vatican City.png Vatican City Abruzzo, Lazio, Rome Italy.png Italy


Each edition takes about 9 days when there are semi finals in it and about 3 days when there is only final. However, every edition since the eleventh had semi-finals. Even though a regular edition with semi-finals lasts 9 days (3 days for each show), some editions lasted longer due to some connection problems.

TVC editions

Special Editions

Main article: The Best of TVC

The Best of TVC was the first special edition of TVC and has so far completed three editions. The first winner was Steve Linden with C'est la Musique which got the first place in the seventh edition for Belgium. Getter Jaani and Koit Toome who represented Estonia in the eleventh edition with "Valged Ööd" won the second edition. Norway was the first country to win three editions in a row with one of them being their victory in the third edition with Adelén and "Bombo" which won the thirtieth edition.

TBoT editions
TBoT 1 - TBoT 2 - TBoT 3

National Selections

National selections started to be held since the 20th edition. There was a difference from the national selections of OVSC. In these NS the hosts choose the songs which will compete in the NS. The first national selection was Eesti Laul which was held for the 20th edition. Click here for a full list with national selections.


The 17 winning countries.

Estonia was the first winner of the contest. Cyprus was the first country to win twice but Sweden was the first to win three times. The United States was the first winner outside of Europe, followed by Lebanon. Getter Jaani was the first artist to win twice the contest followed by Ailee. Malta was the first country that won twice with only one edition between their victories. Also, Norway became the first country to win two editions in a row.

TVC Country Artist Song Points Margin
#01 Estonia.png Estonia Getter Jaani "Grammofon" 95 8
#02 USA.png United States Pitbull feat. Marc Anthony "Rain Over Me" 95 8
#03 Sweden.png Sweden Eric Saade feat. J-Son "Hearts in the Air" 73 4
#04 Cyprus.png Cyprus Ivi Adamou "Sose Me" 91 11
#05 Ireland.png Ireland Nikki Kavanagh "Falling" 92 4
#06 France.png France Alizée "Moi... Lolita" 113 10
#07 Belgium.png Belgium Steve Linden "C'est la musique" 84 3
#08 Cyprus.png Cyprus Nikki Ponte "Remembering The Summer Nights" 102 13
#09 Romania.png Romania Antonia "Marionette" 114 17
#10 United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Amy Macdonald "This Is The Life" 91 3
#11 Sweden.png Sweden Molly Sandén "Spread a little light" 94 4
#12 Lebanon.png Lebanon Eric Saade "Break of Dawn" 99 1
#13 Sweden.png Sweden Timoteij "Het" 99 12
#14 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Desislava "Love Is Alive" 83 4
#15 Estonia.png Estonia Getter Jaani "NYC Taxi" 142 6
#16 Finland.png Finland Saara Aalto "Blessed With Love" 182 24
#17 United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Cheryl Cole "Call My Name" 179 15
#18 Denmark.png Denmark Anna Noa "Sleepless" 164 4
#19 Thailand.png Thailand Tata Young "Cinderella" 177 5
#20 Malta.png Malta Kevin Borg "Sunrise" 165 22
#21 Slovenia.png Slovenia Nika Zorjan "Čas Za Nas" 167 8
#22 Malta.png Malta Raquela "If I Could Do It All Again" 181 35
#23 Philippines.png Philippines Blush "Up Up and Away" 208 34
#24 Ecuador.png Ecuador Christina Aguilera "Your Body" 166 15
#25 Denmark.png Denmark Rasmus Thude "Gider Dig Ikke Mer" 179 13
#26 Tunisia.png Tunisia Axel Tony feat. Tunisiano "Avec Toi" 151 13
#27 South Korea.png South Korea Ailee "I'll Show You" 207 35
#28 Armenia.png Armenia Sirusho "PreGomesh" 186 18
#29 Norway.png Norway Aleksander With "A Little Too Perfect" 206 36
#30 Norway.png Norway Adelén "Bombo" 176 19
#31 Ireland.png Ireland Demi Lovato "Heart Attack" 164 15
#32 Poland.png Poland Martin Rolinski "In and Out Of Love" 156 12
#33 Italy.png Italy Marco Mengoni "Pronto a correre" 226 66
#34 USA.png United States Linkin Park "Numb" 175 28
#35 South Korea.png South Korea Ailee "U&I" 169 16

Special Edition winners

Currently one edition of The Best of TVC has been held. The first winner was Steve Linden with C'est la musique which won the 7th edition for Belgium.

TBoT Country Artist Song Points Margin
#01 Belgium.png Belgium Steve Linden "C'est la Musique" 71 5
#02 Estonia.png Estonia Getter Jaani feat. Koit Toome "Valged Ööd" 133 3
#03 Norway.png Norway Adelén "Bombo" 170 21

Winning Users

TVC Winning User
#1 Germany.png superXxxmausixxx
#2 Greece.png TheDimitrisMp
#3 Greece.png MrGiorgos2012
#4 Poland.png TheLaurax19
#5 Portugal.png TheEscFan1
#6 Greece.png HopingAngels
#7 Denmark.png HvdstrCBfr
#8 Cyprus.png DimitrisLoveIvi
#9 Romania.png TheHiroshima75
#10 Spain.png patapucha
#11 Cyprus.png EleniLoveMusic
#12 Cyprus.png EricSaadeCyprusTeam
#13 USA.png Lynxes21
#14 Germany.png musicsongcontest (xESCFR3AKx)
#15 Estonia.png The99Brothers
#16 Serbia.png MrMicki94
#17 Netherlands.png AleksxHille
#18 Denmark.png Playboymain1
#19 Denmark.png HvdstrCBfr
#20 Malta.png MrLee507
#21 Romania.png TheHiroshima75
#22 Malta.png MrLee507
#23 United Kingdom.png XxMariapink
#24 Netherlands.png AleksxHille
#25 Denmark.png Playboymain1
#26 USA.png Lynxes21
#27 Serbia.png MrMicki94
#28 Germany.png xESCFR3AKx
#29 Denmark.png HvdstrCBfr
#30 Australia.png MightyHawks123
#31 Greece.png Jim
#32 Poland.png Mateusz
#33 Cyprus.png Dimitris
#34 USA.png kittybee124

Host Cities

These are the countries that hosted the Tubevision Contest. Cyprus and Sweden hosted the contest three times while EstoniaMalta and Denmark hosted the contest twice.

TVC Host city
#1 Cyprus.png Nicosia
#2 Estonia.png Tallinn
#3 USA.png Washington
#4 Sweden.png Stockholm
#5 Cyprus.png Limassol
#6 Ireland.png Dublin
#7 France.png Paris
#8 Belgium.png Brussels
#9 Cyprus.png Larnaca
#10 Romania.png Bucharest
#11 United Kingdom.png London
#12 Sweden.png Gothenburg
#13 Lebanon.png Beirut
#14 Sweden.png Malmo
#15 Bulgaria.png Sofia
#16 Estonia.png Tartu
#17 Finland.png Helsinki
#18 United Kingdom.png Birmingham
#19 Denmark.png Copenhagen
#20 Thailand.png Bangkok
#21 Malta.png Valletta
#22 Slovenia.png Ljubljana
#23 Malta.png Qormi
#24 Philippines.png Manila
#25 Ecuador.png Quito
#26 Denmark.png Odense
#27 Tunisia.png Tunis
#28 South Korea.png Seoul
#29 Armenia.png Yerevan
#30 Norway.png Oslo
#31 Norway.png Bergen
#32 Ireland.png Cork
#33 Poland.png Warsaw
#34 Italy.png Rome
#35 USA.png New York


Countries in TVC.png

Further information: List of countries in Tubevision Contest As of the thirty-fifth edition one hundred and fourteen countries have participated in the contest for at least one time. The United States has competed in all the current editions. These are listed here alongside the edition in which they made their debut:

Edition Country making its debut entry
#1 Albania.png Albania, Cyprus.png Cyprus, Estonia.png Estonia, France.png France, Greece.png Greece, Malaysia.png Malaysia, Poland.png Poland, Portugal.png Portugal
Slovenia.png Slovenia. South Korea.png South Korea, Spain.png Spain, Sweden.png Sweden, USA.png USA
#2 Andorra.png Andorra, Australia.png Australia, Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan, Colombia.png Colombia, Finland.png Finland, Germany.png Germany, Italy.png Italy, Kosovo.png Kosovo
Netherlands.png Netherlands, Norway.png Norway, Puerto Rico.png Puerto Rico, Romania.png Romania, Russia.png Russia, Serbia.png Serbia, Ukraine.png Ukraine. United Kingdom.png UK
#3 Barbados.png Barbados, Belgium.png Belgium, Denmark.png Denmark, Latvia.png Latvia
#4 Austria.png Austria, Canada.png Canada, Malta.png Malta, Mexico.png Mexico, Peru.png Peru, Philippines.png Philippines, Somalia.png Somalia, South Africa.png South Africa
Thailand.png Thailand
#5 Armenia.png Armenia, Croatia.png Croatia, Iran.png Iran, Ireland.png Ireland, Israel.png Israel, Scotland.png Scotland
#6 Morocco.png Morocco
#7 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria, Japan.png Japan
#8 Turkey.png Turkey
#9 New Zealand.png New Zealand
#10 Belarus.png Belarus, Costa Rica.png Costa Rica, Iceland.png Iceland, Switzerland.png Switzerland
#11 Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia & Herzegovina, Guyana.png Guyana, Moldova.png Moldova
#12 Brazil.png Brazil, Congo DR.png DR Congo, India.png India, Lebanon.png Lebanon
#13 Bolivia.png Bolivia, Hong Kong.png Hong Kong, Trinidad and Tobago.png Trinidad & Tobago
#14 Czech Republic.png Czech Republic, Egypt.png Egypt, Hungary.png Hungary
#15 Nigeria.png Nigeria, Slovakia.png Slovakia
#16 Cuba.png Cuba, El Salvador.png El Salvador, Lithuania.png Lithuania
#17 Uganda.png Uganda
#18 Ecuador.png Ecuador, Greenland.png Greenland, Laos.png Laos, Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein
#19 Georgia.png Georgia, San Marino.png San Marino, Tuvalu.png Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.png Uzbekistan
#20 North Macedonia.png North Macedonia, Sri Lanka.png Sri Lanka, Tunisia.png Tunisia
#21 Aland Islands.png Åland Islands, China.png China, Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands, Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Arabia, Vietnam.png Vietnam
#22 Singapore.png Singapore
#23 Bahamas.png Bahamas
#24 None
#25 Ivory Coast.png Ivory Coast, Montenegro.png Montenegro, Nepal.png Nepal
#26 Algeria.png Algeria, Bhutan.png Bhutan, Ghana.png Ghana, Iraq.png Iraq, Pakistan.png Pakistan
#27 Jordan.png Jordan, Namibia.png Namibia
#28 None
#29 Indonesia.png Indonesia, Uruguay.png Uruguay
#30 Western Sahara.png Western Sahara
#32 Virgin Islands British.png British Virgin Islands
#33 Turkmenistan.png Turkmenistan
#34 Luxembourg.png Luxembourg, Palestine.png Palestine, Venezuela.png Venezuela
#35 Afghanistan.png AfghanistanDominican Republic.png Dominican Republic, Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan
#36 Yemen.png Yemen
#37 Marshall Islands.png Marshall IslandsRwanda.png Rwanda

Partner Contests

TVC has 8 partner contests. The first was Ourvision Song Contest, followed by Simple Song Contest and World Music Contest. OVSC joined on 30th September, SSC on 2nd October and WMC on 9th October. Imagine Song Contest, WideVision Song Contest, The Voice Song Contest and MyVision Song Contest joined on 20th July, 25th July, 27th July and 3rd August respectively. Amazing Music Contest and Mad Song Contest the last two partner contests joined on 1st September and 15th September respectively. Magical Music Contest and Legendary Song Contest joined on 11 August 2012 and 1 May 2013 respectively. In June 2013, Ili's World Song Competition and ValiumSounds Contest applied to join with the latter one being declined because it hadn't done one edition with semi-finals.

Contest Partners since Status
Ourvision Song Contest 30 September 2011 Closed
Simple Song Contest 2 October 2011 Closed
World Music Contest 9 October 2011 Closed
Imagine Song Contest 20 July 2012 Ongoing
WideVision Song Contest 25 July 2012 Closed
The Voice Song Contest 27 July 2012 Ongoing
MyVision Song Contest 3 August 2012 Ongoing
Amazing Music Contest 1 September 2012 Closed
Mad Song Contest 15 September 2012 Closed
Magical Music Contest 11 August 2012 Ongoing
Legendary Song Contest 1 May 2013 Ongoing
Ili's Worldsong Competition 6 June 2013 Ongoing


Tubevision Contest has 5 awards. In the 25th edition the User Score award was replaced by the Heart Award.

Current awards

Jury Award
See also: List of TVC Jury Award winners
The Jury Award is given to the song which the jury thought deserved to win the contest. The jury award was introduced along with the jury, in the fifteenth edition and was given to every edition since that edition, excpet the twenty-second, where there was no jury.

12 points Award
See also: List of TVC 12 points Award winners
This award is given to the country with the most 12 points. If two countries had the same amount of 12 points their amount of 10 points were counted and the country with the most 10 points was the winner of the award.

NS Award
See also: List of TVC NS Award winners
The NS Award, short for National Selection Award, is given to the best TVC national selection. The award is given by the TVC manager and was first introduced for the twentieth edition. A lot of different factors are being taken into account when the recipient is going to be decided. When the edition had only one selection held, the award was not given.

Heart Award
See also: List of TVC Heart Award winners
The Heart Award is given to the song which the jury thought most deserved to qualify for the final but didn't. The award is given to the highest placed non-qualifier on the jury rankings. When the edition doesn't have semi-finals, the award will be given to what according to the jury was the most underrated entry on the bottom half of the final results. This award replaced the User Score award since the twenty-fifth edition.

Former awards

User Score Award
See also: List of TVC User Score Award winners
This award was given to the users that managed to collect the most points in one edition. The award was given from the sixth edition until the twenty-fifth edition. The award was replaced by the Heart Award.

TVC awards
Current: 12 points Award - Heart Award - Jury Award - NS Award
Former: User Score Award


TVC started with two juries, one from the United Kingdom and one from Denmark. However they were later replaced and the next members of the jury were from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The job of the jury is to listen to all entries and rank them from the best song to the worst song.

The host started a poll asking the members if they would like the jury to affect the results. Even though most of the users agreed, some of them had negative opinion so the host decided to not continue with the change.

On 22 July, the host decided to change the juries so he opened a thread on the forums asking users to apply for a place in the jury. After users applied, a poll was held where the users from Estonia and Greece were selected as the next juries.


External links

Official website
Official Twitter
Official Facebook

Big contests
Closed: AMC - OVSC - SSC - OKSC - TVC - WMC - WVSC

See also Contest Union