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Voting Results 2016

Here are the voting results for the 2016 Pacific Song Competition:

Remember, you can view the Grand Final broadcast here!

Firstly we’ll hear from our Australian Jury President, Tracey Irving,

And next we’ll hear from our Colombian Jury head, Nicolas Montano,

And then from our Naruan Head Judge, Livingstone Hiram,

And next we’ll hear from our Singapore Jury head, Neil Munas,

And then from our Vanuatu Head Judge, Bev Anti,

And finally from our Vietnamese Jury Head, Dzung Gibson,

So now here are the Australian jury results and the public vote – 618 votes, added together:

Australia 2016 Votes

Australia 2016 Votes

And the Cambodian voting results – there was no jury and 3 public votes from Cambodia:

Cambodia votes 2016

Cambodia 2016 votes

And the Canadian voting results – there was no jury and 15 public votes from Canada:

Canada 2016 votes

Canada 2016 votes

And the Chilean voting results – there was no jury and 123 public votes from Chile:

Chile 2016 votes

Chile 2016 votes

And the Fijian voting results – there was no jury and 26 public votes from Fiji:

Fiji 2016 votes

Fiji 2016 votes

And the Indonesian voting results – there was no jury and 15 public votes from Indonesia:

Indonesia 2016 votes

Indonesia 2016 votes

And the Malaysian voting results – there was no jury and 10 public votes from Malaysia:

Malaysia 2016 votes

Malaysia 2016 votes

And the Nauruan Jury voting results – there were no public votes from Nauru:

Nauru 2016 votes

Nauru 2016 votes

And the New Caledonia voting results – there was no jury and 64 public votes from New Caledonia:

New Caledonia 2016 votes

New Caledonia 2016 votes

And the New Zealand voting results – there was no jury and 1,974 public votes from New Zealand:

New Zealand 2016 votes

New Zealand 2016 votes

And the Philippino voting results – there was no jury and 8 public votes from The Philippines:

Philippines 2016 votes

Philippines 2016 votes

And the Singapore voting results – there was a jury and 0 public votes from Singapore:

Singapore 2016 votes

Singapore 2016 votes

And the Thai voting results – there was no jury and 30 public votes from Thailand:

Thailand 2016 votes

Thailand 2016 votes

And the USA voting results – there was no jury and 66 public votes from The USA:

USA 2016 votes

USA 2016 votes

And here are the Vanuatu jury and 126 public vote results:

Vanuatu 2016 votes

Vanuatu 2016 votes

And finally, the Vietnamese jury and 12 public vote results::

Vietnam 2016 votes

Vietnam 2016 votes

So here now is the final total:

Congratulations to our 2016 Winner – The Spirit of Santo from Vanuatu; and our runners up, Time Now, a joint collaboration from New Zealand and Vanuatu and Sombras from Chile.

Final Scores 2016

Final Scores 2016

We thank everybody involved in the 2016 Pacific Song Competition and look forward to making next year bigger, brighter and better.

How to Vote

VOTE HERE ON OUR WEBSITE – CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

OR ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE – make sure you press the Sign Up button – Sign Up

OR HERE BY TEXT to +61 423 345 716
TEXT your 10 songs in any order with a comma or space between them – you can vote for any number of songs, up to 10 or the same song, 10 times.

How are the votes counted?
There are two counts for each country. The Jury vote and the Public vote. Each carries the same weight.

First we count for each country’s favourite song.
1. We list the Jury’s top 9 songs and give them points from 10, then 8, then 7, down to 1.
2. Then we list the public vote. The song with the most votes gets 10 points, then next favourite gets 8 points, then down to 1 point, with the last 9 songs getting no points.
3. We add together the Jury and Public votes. The song with the most points gets 10 points, the next 8 points and so on down to 1 point.

We do this for each country that has voted. If a country only has a Jury or a Public vote, then that is counted as is, with no modification or average.

Determining the Winner!
Then we add the points together for each song FROM EVERY COUNTRY and the song with the highest points wins the Pacific Song Competition for that year.

How the Voting is Done

There is no limit to the number of songs that can be entered for each country. The final selection of each Country’s songs and the winner to move forward to the final is done each October.

The following is the procedure for each Country:
The jury’s votes for each entry are summed to provide a final score.   The highest marked entry will get 10 points, then next 8 points, then 7, 6, 5 and so on down to 1.

While the jury is deliberating, public votes will be taken over a 22 hour period, with ten votes allowed per IP address or each mobile phone number on a public forum.  The Song with the most number of public votes will get 10 points, then next 8 points, then 7, 6, 5 and so on down to 1.

The final entry for the country will be decided by adding the public and jury points for the top 9 songs with the highest scoring entry being the winner and the entrant for that country into the final competition.

The deliberation of the jury and the final entry for each country is televised in a web-cast, with another web-cast highlighting the final country entries into the competition proper.

Depending on how many countries are in the final selection with a Country Entry, we have a number of semi-finals, with up to 20 entries in each, with a Final Event in November each year, again with 20 to 25 entries.

Final event and voting

The semi-final and final events are conducted very much like the preliminary entry selection, except that it is conducted live on the internet, in a live-style program, with a host and commentary.  Voting points are as for the preliminary selection.

The general public watching the show live on the internet is also able to vote immediately after the last entry has finished for a 22 hour period.

22 hours later, typically at 1830 hours the next day after the Grand Final, the votes from the Juries and the public are summed by country.  At the end of voting the winner is the entrant with the highest aggregate public and jury vote.

A detailed discussion of the voting is shown on our voting page here!

The final show is also available as an HD TV program for those regions wishing to broadcast it.

What does the winner get?

While the competition is intended to be a fun, not-for-profit industry exposure vehicle and a competition mainly for younger people, with no major prizes involved, the winners and the runners up are usually offered recording contracts or performance contracts of some sort.  There are also cash and in-kind prizes donated by sponsors for the competitors to receive.  These are generally region dependant and may change from year to year.