Aeiavision Song Contest 2018
| Aeiavision Song Contest 2018|
'Aeia in your Pulse!'
|Venue||Alemin Arena, Elenaborg, Aleia|
|Executive supervisor||Breda Foiano|
|Executive producer|| |
|Host broadcaster||Inostranic Broadcasing (IAB)|
|Opening act|| |
|Interval act|| |
|Number of entries||19|
|Voting system||Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting.|
Aeiavision Song Contest 2018 was a song competition held in Aeia 25th May 2018. The competition will take place in Elenaborg, Aleia, following the Rising Heroes' win in 2017. Most official events related to the contest, including the grand final, occurred at Alemin Arena in Elenaborg. The event was won by Navack, represented by Nomads of Summer with their song "Winter Sound."
19 countries participated in the contest. Although Newrey had participated in earlier competitions, it withdrew in 2018 due to the Folksland Crisis. Salborga withdrew for undisclosed reasons, although its broadcaster SE1 confirmed participation in 2019.
The contest was hosted at Alemin Arena in Elenaborg, the main stadium of the Aleian national football team, which has a capacity of 62,000 people. It was the first time both the city and the stadium had hosted an Aeiavision event.
Aleia's main broadcasting organization IAB held both a public debate and an internal discussion on the venue prior to the decision to hold it at Elenaborg. The capital Oralienborg, which had hosted similar events before and had venues with a larger capacity, was also considered, as well as the city of Vaha. All three cities that were considered made a bid. The decision of making Elenaborg the host was made in November 2017.
|Elenaborg||Alemin Arena||62,000||Venue of the 2008 Aleian Music Festival.|
|Oralienborg||National Arena||62,000||Venue of the 2009, 2014 Aleian Music Festival.|
|Vaha||Vahadom||15,500||Withdrew its bid after gaining rights to host the North Asuran Handball Cup 2018.|
|01||Brilliania||Mallagoya Otadia & the Mens' Choir Zeru||"Hegoak"||Brillian||7||140|
|02||Crylante||Magnus Jakobsson||"Hvis jeg var undskyld"||Rigjordic||9||130|
|04||Navack||Nomads of Summer||"Winter Sound"||Newreyan||1||197|
|07||Hipasia||Erech Hefqeirah & Shlomith Leiwi||"Sappari"||Mashahith||12||107|
|08||Midrasia||Sara Fitó (feat. Fe Tona)||"Caçe Mes Sòmis"||Midrasian||4||171|
|10||Elhazia||Zelimir Hrebak||"Dare to Dream"||Newreyan and Aquidish||14||79|
|12||Aleia||Gave Hirrer||"Doro Froken"||Aleian||5||142|
|13||Dreyvisevich||Stakhov Zhilov||"Vatra U Našim Srcima"||Eresthukovite Sclavonic||2||182|
|16||Ostrovia||Rodoljub Semberac||"Trista Godina"||Ostrovian||19||30|
|19||Bevenia||Matheus Qydn||"My Girl"||Bevenian||15||67|
The winner was decided at the last moment in the contest, when the televote granted Navack 104 points and handed them the victory. The vote marked a new record in the number of points in total and in the televote achieved by a single country.
- Mardin Isles – On 19 October 2017, the Mardinian broadcaster Teilifís na hInsí Mairdinde (TIM) announced its withdrawal from the 2018 contest due to restructuring at the broadcaster. The contest will still be broadcast on TIM 2.
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