Fantasia Contest 1
|Fantasia Contest 1|
|The World Is in Our Hands|
|Venue||McAdole's Arena, Crystalfall, Evergreen|
|Executive supervisor||Mark Wolfe|
|Host broadcaster||Evergreen Everish Broadcasting Corporation (EBC)|
|Interval act||Semi-final 1: Elle King performing "My Neck, My Back"|
Semi-final 2: Milky Whip performing "My Love"
Final: Elina Born & Stig Rästa performing "Goodbye to Yesterday"
|Number of entries||46|
|Debuting countries||All countries|
|Voting system||Each country awards 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs.|
|Winning song||23x15px "Superman" by Lara Lee|
The Fantasia Contest 1 was the first edition of the Fantasia Contest. It took place in Crystalfall, the capital of Evergreen. The contest consisted of two semi-finals, and a final. The shows were presented by Anu Välba. Forty-six countries confirmed their participation in the contest, all of them debuting.
After a tense voting process, Kerwan won with Lara Lee and the song "Superman", scoring 175 points. Kerwan was followed by Cercasia in second place, Golden Land in third place, and the top 5 was completed by Alkyria and Achróa. The hosts Evergreen were automatically qualified, but only placed 19th.
- For more details on the host country, see Evergreen.
The event took place in Crystalfall, Evergreen, with the venue being the McAdole's Arena. The McAdole's Arnea hosts the many concerts and events throughout the year and has a capacity of approximately 25,000 attendees.
EBC-IAR announced two arenas in Crystalfall, who are interested in hosting the contest. The host venue was finally decided to be the McAdole's Arena, which was chosen over the Crystalfall Central Arena due to more capacity, better time schedule and better accommodations for the artists and fans.
EBC-IAR and the FBA released some requirements and details about the venue. Both arenas were able to match the required guidelines:
- The venue must be available for at least 6 to 7 weeks before the contest and one week after the conclusion of the contest.
- The venue must not be open-air, but an air-conditioned building with a capacity of at least 10,000 and a minimum ceiling height of 15 metres (49 ft), insulated for sound and light.
- The Green Room should be located in the arena or as near it as possible, with a capacity of 300.
- An additional room at least 6,000 square metres (65,000 sq ft) in area, to house 2 catering stands, a viewing room, make-up rooms, wardrobe, and booths for approximately 50 commentators.
- Separate offices to house the press centre, at least 4,000 square metres (43,000 sq ft) in area, with a capacity of at least 1,500 journalists.
|Crystalfall||Crystalfall Central Arena||19,000|
The competition consisted of two semi-finals and a final. Twelve countries with the highest score in both semi-finals qualified to participate in the final, where they joined the host country, Evergreen, which had automatically qualified to the final.
Each participating country selected their results either through a jury, televoting or a 50/50 process. It was up to the country's broadcaster to decide which system to use to find the country's results.
Semi-final allocation draw
The semi-final allocation draw was decided on 7 September 2015, during a meeting in the EBC-IAR headquarters. The forty-five semi-finalists were spread into pots, based on geographical location. The pots were calculated by the FBA and were as follows:
The six pots were the following:
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3|
|Pot 4||Pot 5||Pot 6|
The final running order of the competing performances at the semi-finals and the final were drawn at random by the producers of the show and approved by the FBA. The running order of the semi-finals were revealed on 11 September 2015. It was decided that Ermy would open the first semi-final and Fordia the second. The running order for the grand final was announced shortly after the winner's press conference of the second semi-final, with Onduria opening the show and the Golden Land performing last.
On 17 August, the FBA and the EBC-IAR released the graphic design of the contest, it included a slogan "The World Is in Our Hands".
The theme utilises a planet, with smoke-like waves appearing from either side, with the planet representing the "world" and the waves representing the "hands". The slogan and theme were selected to promote unity, but also reflect individuality and diversity of the Fantasia world.
On 11 September 2015, it was announced that Anu Välba would be hosting all 3 of the shows for the first edition. Anu was the sole host of the evening with no co-hosts. She is a well-known Everish TV presenter, originally born in Kerwan, but living in Evergreen, best known for her morning show, Hommik Anuga (Morning with Anu).
It was confirmed that forty-six countries would perform their debut entry in Crystalfall. There were twenty-two participants in the first semi-final and twenty-three participants in the second semi-final, and twenty-five in the final.
In addition to the 22 participants in this semi-final, the host country, Evergreen also cast their votes in this semi-final. The twelve songs in places 1 to 12 qualified for the final and are marked in orange.
|01||23x15px Ermy||Alina Eremia||"Played You"||18||26|
|03||Dýria||La Roux||"In for the Kill"||8||70|
|04||Seneraya||JoJo||"Too Little Too Late"||4||103|
|05||23x15px Kerwan||Lara Lee||"Superman"||1||158|
|06||23x15px Harish Islands||Wolkenfrei||"Wolke 7"||16||31|
|07||23x15px Prunia||MakSim||"Ya Veter"||11||54|
|08||Scandavia||filous feat. Jordan Léser||"Shaded In"||9||70|
|09||Demacia||Aliki Chrysochou||"She Wolf"||19||26|
|11||23x15px Golden Land||Bebe Rexha||"Cry Wolf"||2||123|
|14||Delinia||Maria Mena||"Fuck You"||13||50|
|15||Onduria||Baby K feat. Giusy Ferreri||"Roma-Bangkok"||3||115|
|16||23x15px Danskanksova||Florence + the Machine||"Queen of Peace"||6||73|
|17||Whenua Wai||Allison Iraheta||"Scars"||22||12|
|18||Equaland||Scarlett Rabe||"Battle Cry"||10||63|
|19||Deep Valley||Aste||"Yhdet sille"||21||16|
|21||23x15px Aquia||Purity Ring||"Bodyache"||14||50|
|22||Freyhurst||Il Volo||"L'amore si mouve"||15||40|
The twelve songs in places 1 to 12 qualified for the final and are marked in orange.
|05||23x15px Danskanksova||"Queen of Peace"||12||106|
|06||23x15px Vradiazi||"Won't Stop"||21||71|
|09||23x15px Prunia||"Ya Veter"||23||57|
|10||Seneraya||"Too Little Too Late"||22||65|
|12||Dýria||"In for the Kill"||24||50|
|16||Template:Country data Patriae||"Caution Tape"||11||108|
|19||Jarea||"Spending All My Time"||15||88|
|20||Evergreen||"Ex's & Oh's"||19||75|
|21||Template:Country data Foxtavia||"God Bless The Internet"||20||73|
|23||Alkyria||"Sissy That Walk"||4||152|
|24||Template:Country data The White Havens||"Take Heart"||17||83|
|25||23x15px Golden Land||"Cry Wolf"||3||161|
To be eligible to participate in the Fantasia Contest, a country needs to be an active member of the Fantasia Broadcasting Association (FBA). The FBA issued an invitation to all active members of the FBA, to participate in the contest. Forty-six out of forty-seven active nations confirmed their participation, whilst those who didn't are noted below.
Active FBA members
- Template:Country data Orangina – Originally, Orangina's national broadcaster, Orangina Television (OTV), confirmed their participation, however an entrant was not selected before the deadline, and thus Orangina was forced to withdraw their debut in the first edition.
Require active FBA membership
- United States of Eldance - The United States of Eldance issued no interest in participating in the first edition, however, nothing has prohibited a national broadcaster to apply for membership in order to participate in the second edition.
The Delinian broadcast had interferences during both the first semi-final and final, in which both Delinia both voted. No interferences happened during the second semi-final. These interferences caused Delinia's televoting result to be incomplete, and thus only juries were used to determine the Delinian votes. Delinia was also placed to vote last in the final voting order due to this. These interferences have put Delinia's participation in the future under question.