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Kamandé
Kamandeflag
Member station KAOS 1 Logo (KAOS 1 - Kamandé Alpha-Omega Society 1)
Appearances
Appearances 78 (NSC), 30 (spinoffs)
Debut NSC 57
Best result 2nd place (NSC 134)
Worst result last (semi) (NSC 70, NSC 143, NSC 152)

last (final) (NSC 69)

Kamandé (Ka-Mân-Day) is a former region of the Federal State of Orovoda that gained its peaceful independence on July 23rd 2010. Kamandé is an African word meaning Generation, reflecting the new era the country is beginning by claiming its own rights.

Kamandé's national emblem, depicted on the country's flag, is the Moon Hourglass, an object said to have been grateful to ancien civilizations of the country. According to the legend, two pieces of pure glass coming from the sky, in the shape of the Moon, landed on Earth, near the ocean, and stayed buried in the sand for hundreds of thousands years without anyone discovering them. The glass slowly began to impregnate itself of the ocean's water over the years, gaining a part of its soul. It is said that anyone with a pure mind holding the Hourglass would control time, seasons and weather and share the wisdom of water throughout his or her life. The Hourglass must be passed to the youngest of the person's children through an official ceremony shortly before death occurs. If the water inside the Hourglass continues to flow, the child is allowed to be the next holder. If the water stops and refuses to move to the bottom bulb, the Hourglass reflects the child's impure mind and foresees that neither of his or her descendants will be of good destiny. In this case, the Moon Hourglass breaks itself, the child is instantly killed and the world must wait hundreds of thousands more years for two other pieces of glass to fall from the sky.

Kamandé took a break from the Nation Song Contest after the 74th edition. On July 2nd 2015, for the 124th contest, the country sent their first official entry since their withdrawal, marking their 19th participation.

The 72nd edition of the Waiting List Song Contest was held in Kamandé's capital, Sima-Noire, after a second place from the country in the previous edition (the winner, Belvist, declined the rights to host the contest). The NSC 129 B-Final was also presented in the country, following a win in the previous edition.

FactsEdit

  • Full name:
Republic of Kamandé (English)
Monasimian Kamandéo (Kamandéo)
République de Kamandé (French)
  • Capital: Sima-Noire
  • President: Malena Ernman
  • Population: 514 000
  • Official languages: Kamandéo (61%), French (32%)
  • Regions: Vahlia (capital: Sima-Noire), Séisin, Nem Orvalho, Caelmis, Ellamicholi
  • Currency: Noi (sign: KN)
  • National Day: July 23rd
  • Broadcaster: KAOS 1 (Kamandé Alpha-Omega Society 1)
  • National arena: Zydeko Arena (14 300 seats)

Kamandé in ESCunited song contestsEdit

Kamandé entered the Nation Song Contest on the 57th edition. The country is known for having wide and eclectic musical tastes: metal, French oldies, ethnic, and classical music are considered among the favourites in the population.

NSC entries in Kamandé are typically chosen internally by the broadcaster, KAOS 1, with one exception being the NSC 61 representant, Bob Bissonnette, who won the only national selection organized in the country. The song "Mettre du tape su' ma palette" managed to get through the semifinal by winning the rest jury vote, and ended 23rd in the final.

Following NSC 74, Kamandé announced its withdrawal from the contest. Reasons given by broadcaster KAOS 1 included time constraints and changes in the artistic direction, while adding that a return to NSC was not excluded in the future. The country finally rejoined the roster, first in the waiting list, and then officially in NSC 124, after a break of 50 editions.

For 11 consecutive editions, between NSC 136 and NSC 146, Kamandé was not able to qualify for the grand finale, even finishing last in the NSC 143 semifinal with the song "Everybody's Fucking in a UFO" by Rob Zombie. Concerns regarding the place of Kamandé in the Nation Song Contest began to rise in the country, with the general public wondering if their musical tastes were matching those of the other participants. Broadcaster KAOS 1 even considered withdrawing from the contest, but following a survey saying 82 % of the Kamandéan NSC fans were willing to stay, even after a streak of bad results, KAOS 1 decided to remain. NSC 147 entrant, Battle Beast, were the first band to qualify from the streak of disqualifications, managing to obtain a 16th place in the finale.

Kamandé's entries have received mixed results over the years, and the country has never managed to secure a win since their debut. However, recent editions have proven to be successful, as Kamandé ended in the top 10 on four occasions between NSC 166 and NSC 177.

The list below details all Kamandé's entries and placings. Normally, 28 participants take part in each final of the Nation Song Contest.

Edition Artist(s) Song Final Points Semi Points
57 Jorane Ineffable 26 70 10 71
58 Arkona Goi, rode, goi! 18 103 10 65
59 Joyce DiDonato Una voce poco fa
DNQ
18 45
60 Pig with the Face of a Boy A Complete History of the Soviet Union, Through the Eyes of a Humble Worker 17 53
61 Bob Bissonnette Mettre du tape su' ma palette 23 87 17 * 40
62 Galant, tu perds ton temps Marie Picard 18 99 9 69
63 Villieläin Voittamaton 11 123 10 64
64 The Stanfields The Dirtiest Drunk (In the History of Liquor)
DNQ
16 50
65 René Dupéré (feat. Élise Velle) Pageant 19 48
66 Dalriada Hajdútánc 19 49
67 Paul Koulak Variation N°1 18 52
68 Takanashi Yasuharu Maho taisen 17 54
69 L'Âme Immortelle 5 Jahre 28 64 7 78
70 Leahy Seamus
DNQ
22 30
71 Les Fatals Picards C'est l'histoire d'une meuf 13 66
72 Blackmore's Night Under a Violet Moon 9 128 4 86
73 Hel Mörker
DNQ
22 36
74 Jeremy Irons Be Prepared 20 39
Did not participate between NSC 75 and NSC 123
124 La Caravane Passe (feat. Erika Serre) Gipsy for One Day 12 131 7 87
125 Jacques Brel Vesoul
DNQ
21 40
126 Raffaella Carrà A far l'amore comincia tu 15 52
127 Celtic Woman Scarborough Fair 13 127 4 83
128 Natasha St-Pier Tous les Acadiens
DNQ
13 66
129 Amaranthe Digital World 7 142 7 88
130 Tina Turner GoldenEye
DNQ
12 71
131 Chuli & Miae Nunun Wheh 21 46
132 Marie-Denise Pelletier Tous les cris les SOS 14 64
133 Jiu Yue Qi Ji Zhong Guo Fan Er 16 122 1 93
134 The Common Linnets We Don't Make the Wind Blow 2 174 2 102
135 bLiNd Industrial Fear 27 72
Pre-qualified
136 Cher I Walk Alone
DNQ
14 57
137 Heli Kajo Poikajumala 18 57
138 James Horner The Winning Ticket (Rakish Paddy) 21 40
139 Max Boublil Freddy (C'est trop gros) 21 39
140 Anonymous Illuminati 22 46
141 Les Denis Drolet Monsieur Loiselle 25 37
142 Marie Carmen Piaf chanterait du rock 16 60
143 Rob Zombie Well, Everybody's Fucking in a U.F.O. 25 26
144 Lisa Simpson (feat. Bleeding Gums Murphy) Jazzman 20 50
145 Mitsou Les Chinois 20 47
146 Valeria Lynch Señor amante 24 22
147 Battle Beast Straight to the Heart 16 106 10 76
148 Hanine El Alam Arabia
DNQ
11 56
149 Elle Yana Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio 15 52
150 Journey Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) 17 62
151 Roch Voisine I'll Always Be There 22 95 10 72
152 Philippe Katerine La reine d'Angleterre
DNQ
25 30
153 Steindi The Hardest Karaoke Song in the World 12 110 3 112
154 Joe Dassin Et si tu n'existais pas 17 99 10 69
155 Enya The Humming 12 128 9 76
156 Alanis Morissette Too Hot
DNQ
12 53
157 Era The Mass 21 49
158 Pet Shop Boys Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) 16 103 4 84
159 Louise Attaque Tu dis rien 11 123 7 78
160 Flogging Molly Crushed (Hostile Nations)
DNQ
19 52
161 Santigold (feat. Karen O) Go! 22 22
162 Marie Reno Nos petits culs 17 57
163 Temperance Of Jupiter and Moons 15 59
164 Leaves' Eyes Sign of the Dragonhead 22 47
165 The Snake Charmer (feat. Madina & Highland Dancers) Drowsy Maggie 17 56
166 Bloodywood (feat. Raoul Kerr) Ari Ari 8 143 10 76
167 Night Riots On the Line 25 91 10 74
168 Beast in Black Blind and Frozen 6 131 12 * 67
169 Avantasia (feat. Candice Night) Moonglow 25 74
Pre-qualified
170 Eddie Murphy Party All the Time
DNQ
11 64
171 E-Rotic Help Me Dr. Dick 15 60
172 Falco Rock Me Amadeus 25 85 9 77
173 Sirenia Nos heures sombres
DNQ
15 62
174 Julie Masse Les idées noires 25 60 9 76
175 Shakira Chasing Shadows
DNQ
19 53
176 Drängarna Dansa naken 7 132 1 93
177 Garmarna Nåden 7 125 4 87
178 Corynne Charby Boule de flipper
DNQ
20 40
179 Laura Branigan Breaking Out 11 66
180 Jack Wall Main Theme (Myst III: Exile) 23 44
181 Luc Arbogast Danza ex machina 18 52
182 Manuel Gas Gas Gas 12 66
183 Tri Yann I rim bo ro ' '

(*) : Rest-jury qualifier

Kamandé has given the most points to these active countries (final points + semi-final points (reduced to 50 %)):

Place Country Points
01 Rumia 264
02 Vylkuzeme 162
03 Trollheimr 153
04 Ujedinjeni Gvozd 151
05 Fervorosia 140
06 Kordavian Islands 128
07 Roseland 124
08 Ugaly 119
09 QuiénDQ 116
10 Balearica Island 115

Kamandé has received the most points from these active countries (final points + semi-final points (reduced to 50 %)):

Place Country Points
01 Rumia 238
02 Vylkuzeme 187
03 Trollheimr 175
04 Balearica Island 131
05 Tir an Abhainn 127
06 Ugaly 121
07 Yaponesia 115
08 Zombira 114
09 Noizeland 103
10 Sakuralia 103

Edition Artist(s) Song Place Points Entries
AATW: Pacific Islands Te Vaka Tutuki 5 79 17
Unplugged 1 Eluveitie Dessumiis luge 9 64 20
ESC Covers & Remixes Hồ Quỳnh Hương Vũ điệu hoang dã 11 64 24
Oldies: 50's Jacques Brel La valse à mille temps 5 62 12
Halloween 2 Jack Lenz Goosebumps 14 46 21
National Finals 10 Keep of Kalessin The Dragontower 6 76 32
Congratulations 6 Arkona Goi, rode, goi! 35 68 47
Music Video Mitsou Dis-moi, dis-moi 31 3 32
ESC 2011 Vlatko Ilievski Rusinka 22 43 38
Doubles (with Doire) Garfunkel & Oates Pregnant Women Are Smug 16 13 16
AATW: Denmark Týr Hold the Heathen Hammer High 18 45 28
Country Randomiser (Kuwait) Shams Ahlan Ezzayak 28 6 29
National Finals 11 Sarina Cohn Rien en apparence 12 69 32
Congratulations 7 Villieläin Voittamaton 41 116 53
Melodic Picture Koji Kondo Market 6 79 32
Less-than 5000 Views Marco Calliari Per fortuna 11 60 25
ESC 2014 Ruth Lorenzo Dancing in the Rain 18 38 28
Country Randomiser 2 (Antigua & Barbuda) Tizzy & El-A-Kru Wine of My Life 11 48 27
Doubles (with Llama Republic) E Nomine Mitternacht 5 74 16
Timewarp: 2004 Chingon Malagueña salerosa 11 65 29
Boogenre Kotoko Re-Sublimity 9 55 19
ESC 2015 Karaoke Knez Adio (Montenegro) 7 49 13
AATW: Uzbekistan Iced Warm Begin It 16 37 21
Industrial Music Rob Zombie Dragula 12 46 17
AATW: Turkey Sertab Erener Oyna 16 48 24
ESC 2016 Karaoke Jüri Pootsman Play (Estonia) 9 39 12
ESC 2017 Karaoke Alma Requiem (France) 7 50 11
Songs from Birth Years Madonna Like a Prayer 1 106 15
ESC 2018-2019 Karaoke Miki La venda 4 71 12
The Alphabest Sonny & Cher Little Man 14 46 21

Kamandéan languageEdit

You are visiting Kamandé and want to speak to the local citizens in Kamandéo? Here are some basic, and useful, sentences in the country language:

  • Hello!: Jeg! (pronounced : Djeg)
  • How are you?: Kammé vey voy? (formal), Ké vey te? (informal)
  • Where can I take the bus?: Ouste ped jom prod'ol bus?
  • Good night!: Banne nol!
  • How much is this?: Kammé coliet sema?
  • I will have a beer, please.: Jom val prod'on bierne, silve.
  • I don't understand Kamandéo: Jom na compice Kamandéo.
  • Where is the nearest hotel?: Oust'et ol hotel ol ple proci?
  • Can you speak slowly, please?: Pedi voy langie mins vite, silve? (formal), Ped te langie mins vite, silve? (informal)
  • I love this song!: Jom emod shet melodi!
  • You are very beautiful.: T'ess tra jone.
  • One, two, three, four, five...: An, do, dra, cach, sin...
  • My name is ____ and I like your country very much!: Jom melap ____ én jom emod bienné voyu pisi!
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