Liet International

Liet International (West Frisian: Liet Ynternasjonaal), formerly Liet-Lávlut, is a song contest for musicians who speak any of Europe's regional or minority languages that was held the first time in Friesland in 2002. The goal of the festival is to boost interest in Europe's minority languages, especially with young people.

Liet International began in 2002 as a spinoff of the Frisian-language song contest Liet (West Frisian for "song"), held annually in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert since 1991. The first three editions of Liet International likewise took place in Leeuwarden. Since 2006 it has been held in a different city each year. The 2006 and 2008 contests, held in the Swedish Sápmi, were titled Liet-Lávlut (lávlut is Northern Sami for "sing").

Since 2008 Liet International has been organized under the patronage of the Council of Europe.

Contests were cancelled in 2007 and 2013 when the hosting organizations, in Narbonne and Corsica respectively, backed out at a late stage, and in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No Liet International was held in 2005, 2015, 2016, 2019 or 2021.

QualificationEdit

The winners of certain song contests for particular languages or groups of languages automatically qualify as entrants for Liet International. These contests thus function as selection rounds for the international contest. They have included:

Additional entrants are chosen from applying artists by a selection committee.

Liet Ynternasjonaal 2002Edit

The first Liet International song contest was held on April 28, 2002 at the De Harmonie [nl] theatre in Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, Friesland, the Netherlands. The West Frisian-language Liet contest was held on the previous night, and in a pattern that would be repeated in future editions the winner of Liet went on to represent Friesland in the international contest. However in later years Liet International would be held some months after Liet.

Both the jury and public awards were won by the Catalan band Pomada for their song "En Pere Galleri".

Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing
  Finland   Sápmi Angelit Sámi 3
  Germany   North Frisia Da Åntretemåntre (frr) North Frisian
  Spain   Basque Country Bat Bitten Basque
  Poland   Kashubia ChëCZ [csb] Kashubian
  Netherlands   Friesland Flat Out! [fy] "Fûgelfrij" West Frisian Winner Liet 2002
  United Kingdom   Wales Gwerinos [cy] Welsh
  Ireland N/A Le Chéile Trio Irish
  France   Occitania Mescladissa Occitan
  France   Brittany Stone Age [fr] Breton 2
  Spain   Catalonia Pomada [ca] "En Pere Gallerí" Catalan 1 Jury and public awards

Liet Ynternasjonaal 2003Edit

The second Liet International contest was again held at the De Harmonie theatre in Leeuwarden, on November 23, 2003.

Transjoik, a Sámi group from Norway, won the jury award with their song "Mijjajaa". The public award was won by Welsh/Cornish singer Gwenno for her song in Cornish, "Vodya".

Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing Points
  Spain   Catalonia Dept. [ca] "Sensacions" Catalan 8 36
  France   Occitania Nux Vomica [fr] "Barbet pantaï" Occitan 4 56
  Germany   Sorbs Awful Noise "Jarobinka" Sorbian 9 31
  Norway   Sápmi Transjoik "Mijjajaa" Sámi 1 Jury award 70
  Ireland N/A Briege Murphy "An Mhuir" Irish 6 39
  United Kingdom   Cornwall Gwenno "Vodya" Cornish 3 Public award 57
  Italy   Friuli Prorastar "Michi" Friulian 10 22
  United Kingdom   Wales Epitaff "Yr ateb" Welsh 2 66
  Spain   Galicia Anubía [gl] "Nai" Galician 5 44
  Netherlands   Friesland Bacon and Bones "It allerheechste guod" West Frisian Winner Liet 2003 6 39

Liet Ynternasjonaal 2004Edit

The third edition of the contest was held on the 22nd of October, 2004. The venue was once again the De Harmonie theatre in Leeuwarden. Sámi singer Niko Valkeapää won both the jury and the public award with his song "Rabas mielain". This was the second time in a row that the contest was won by the Sámi entry.

Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing Points
  Finland   Sápmi Niko Valkeapää "Rabas mielain" Northern Sámi 1 Jury and public awards 91
  France   Occitania Bombes 2 Bal [fr] "Lo Merle" Occitan 2 63
  United Kingdom   Scotland The Alyth McCormack Band "Dean cadalan samhach" Scottish Gaelic 3 61
  Spain   Galicia Uxía "Cadeas" Galician 3 61
  France   Brittany EV [fr] Breton 5 52
  Italy   Friuli Kosovni Odpadki "Bye bye bombe" Friulian 6 49
  United Kingdom   Wales Elin Fflur Welsh 7 39
  Germany   Sorbs Istvan Kobjela Sorbian 8 37
  Netherlands   Friesland Meindert Talma & the Negroes "Dûnsje wyldekat dûnsje" West Frisian Winner Liet 2004 9 32
  Netherlands   Limburg (Netherlands) Ondiep Limburgish 10 25

Liet-Lávlut 2006Edit

Since the Sámi had won two out of the three competitions, the festival was held in Östersund, Sweden, which is the southern reaches of the area, Sápmi, where the Sámi live in the Nordic Countries. Sixty competitors, singing in 25 minority languages, took part in the preliminary elimination round. Eleven songs, representing 11 languages, were selected for the final competition.

Although the winner was selected by the festival's jury, the audience could vote for their favorite artist at the festival, on the Internet and by SMS message. The Sámi duo of Johan Kitti from Sweden and Ellen Sara Bæhr from Norway won the competition with "Luđiin muitalan", sung in Northern Sámi. The audience favorite was Liza Pannetier, with her song in Occitan, "Soleu Rouge".

No. Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing Points
01   Italy   Friuli Arbe Garbe [it] "Oh moj sin" Friulian 7 55
02   United Kingdom   Scotland Anna Murray and Iain Finlay Macleod "An-raoir bha mi coiseachd" Scottish Gaelic 8 46
03   United Kingdom   Isle of Man Moot "Gyn Fockleyn" Manx 10 38
04   Estonia   Ingria Raud-Ants "Kui miä kazvolin kanainõ" Votic 9 41
05   Spain   Basque Country Gari [es; eu] "Hil ez denak" Basque 11 30
06   France   Occitania Liza Pannetier [oc] "Solèu Roge" Occitan 4 Public award 69
07   Netherlands   Friesland Van Wieren [fy] "Nim dyn tiid" West Frisian Winner Liet 2005 6 58
08   Sweden   Meänmaa Jord [sv] "Oonhän meilä vielä kieli" Meänkieli 5 60
09   Spain   Galicia Narf "Santiago" Galician 2 78
10   Norway /   Sweden   Sápmi Johan Kitti [fi] and Ellen Sara Bæhr "Luđiin muitalan" Northern Sámi Winner Sámi Grand Prix 2006 1 Jury award 86
11   Hungary   Romani Karaván Familia [de] "Shej baxtali" Romani 3 77


Liet-Lávlut 2008Edit

The competition took place on 18 October at Kulturens hus in Luleå/Luleju, Sweden. Corsican singer Jacques Culioli won both the jury's and public's awards.

No. Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing Points
01   Spain   Galicia Boy Elliott & The Plastic Bags "Planeta 19" Galician Winner A Polo Ghit 2008 10 46
02   Sweden   Meänmaa Surunmaa "Tulethan takasi" Meänkieli Public award Laulun-Laulut 2007 8 51
03   France   Brittany Gwennyn [fr] "Bugale Belfast" Breton Public award Nòs Ùr 2008 6 54
04   France   Corsica Jacques Culioli "Hosanna in excelsis" Corsican 1 Jury and public awards 80
05   Italy Arbëreshë Spasulati [it] "Botë e shurë" Arbëreshë 8 51
06   Norway   Sápmi Elin Kåven [no] "Áibbas jaska" Northern Sámi Winner Sámi Grand Prix 2008 2 73
07   Netherlands   Friesland Jelte Posthumus & Pilatus Pas "De wiete wyn hellet oan" West Frisian Winner Liet 2008 6 54
08   Italy   Friuli Carnicats [fur] "Oz Dream" Friulian 4 56
09   United Kingdom   Wales Yr Annioddefol "Drysu" Welsh Jury award Nòs Ùr 2008 11 44
10   Spain   Asturias Dixebra "Indios" Asturian 2 73
11   Russia   Mordovia Mordens "Good will blessing" Mordvinian Jury award Laulun-Laulut 2007 4 56

Liet International 2009Edit

In January the Board of the Liet Foundation decided to continue under the name Liet International. The 6th competition was held on 31 October 2009, returning to the De Harmonie theater in Leeuwarden.

The Finnish Sámi rock band Somby won the competition with their song "Ii iđit vel", sung in Northern Sámi. The audience favorite was Dr. Drer en Cre Posse from Sardinia, with their song "Apu biu".[1]

No. Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing Points
01   Spain   Asturias Alfredo González "La nada y tu" Asturian Winner Premiu al Meyor Cantar 2009 9 40
02   France   Occitania Zine "Lo Prince Charmant" Occitan 10 31
03   Italy   Sardinia Dr. Drer & CRC posse [it] "Apu biu" Sardinian 2 Public award 80
04   Finland   Sápmi SomBy "Ii iđit vel"* Northern Sami Winner Sámi Grand Prix 2009 1 Jury award 85
05   Italy   Friuli Lino Straulino [it] "Doman" Friulian 3 78
06   Netherlands   Friesland It Langstme en de Dea "Wikel" West Frisian Winner Liet 2009 5 63
07   Ireland N/A Fiach "Sea Táim" Irish Jury award Nòs Ùr 2009 4 75
08   Germany   Bremen De fofftig Penns "Platt" Low German 8 48
09   United Kingdom   Scotland Sunrise not Secular [ga; gd] "Lasair An t-Oidhche" Scottish Gaelic Public award Nòs Ùr 2009 7 52
10   Russia   Karelia Sattuma [fi; olo] "Marjaini-Darjaini" Karelian 6 62
11   Latvia   Latgale Sovvaļnīks [lv] "Pats sevī dzeivs" Latgalian 11 24
  • ^ Also known as "Ii iđida".

Liet International 2010Edit

In 2010 Liet International was held in the Breton city of Lorient/An Oriant in France. The contest was won by the band Orka of the Faroe Islands with their song "Rúmdardrongurin". The public award went to the Friulian band R.esistence in Dub and their song "Fieste".

No. Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing Points
01   Denmark   Faroe Islands ORKA "Rúmdardrongurin" Faroese 1 Jury award 88
02   Spain   Galicia Mafia Galega [gl] "Billarda Sempre" Galician 10 29
03   France   Corsica Stéphane Casalta "Albasgia" Corsican Jury award SUNS 2010 7 59
04   Finland   Vepsia Jousnen Järved "Verrez Tullei" Vepsian 8 45
05   United Kingdom   Scotland Rachel Walker "Fada Bhuam" Scottish Gaelic 5 65
06   Spain   Asturias Xera [ast; es] "Tierra" Asturian Winner Premiu al Meyor Cantar 2010 2 78
07   Sweden   Sápmi Pia-Maria Holmgren "Geaidnu" Sámi Winner Sámi Grand Prix 2010 9 44
08   Netherlands   Friesland Equal Souls [fy] "Do swalkest" West Frisian Winner Liet 2010 3 75
09   France   Brittany Dom Duff "Kan an awen" Breton 11 23
10   Italy   Friuli R.esistence in Dub [fur] "Fieste" Friulian Public award SUNS 2010 4 Public award 70
11   Ireland N/A The Temporary "Cupan Toast" Irish 6 62

Liet International 2011Edit

The eighth Liet International was held on November 19, 2011 at the Teatro Giovanni da Udine in Udine/Udin, the historical capital of the Italian region of Friûl.

The Frisian singer Janna Eijer (22) from Jobbegea won the jury prize with her song "Ien klap", while the band Coffeeshock Company from Austria won the public vote with "Gusla mi se je znicila", sung in Burgenland Croatian.

No. Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing Points
01   Russia   Vepsia Noid [ru] "Kättepajo" Vepsian 9 40
02    Switzerland   Canton of Grisons Rezia Ladina "Id ès capità" Romansh Winner of the Romansh Song Contest 7 55
03   Austria   Burgenland Coffeeshock Company [hr] "Gusla mi se je znicila" Burgenland Croatian Jury award SUNS 2011 3 Public award 80
04   Italy   Friuli Priska "Hajra" Friulian 12 28
05   United Kingdom   Scotland Macanta "Gaol" Scottish Gaelic 4 77
06   Norway   Sápmi Rolffa [no; se] "Gulatgo mu?" Northern Sámi Winner Sámi Grand Prix 2011 11 32
07   Spain   Basque Country Siroka [eu] "Hi, vascofona!" Basque 5 70
08   Italy   Ladinia Cuntra Löm "La moncignosa" Ladin Public award SUNS 2011 10 35
09   Spain   Asturias Skama la Rede [es] "Condenau" Asturian Winner Premiu al Meyor Cantar 2011 8 52
10   Netherlands   Friesland Janna Eijer [fy] "Ien klap" West Frisian Winner Liet 2011 1 Jury award 83
11   Russia   Udmurtia Silent Woo Goore [pl] "Kyrdźasa leźom ali" (Кырӟаса лэзём али)* Udmurt 2 81
12   Ireland N/A Aoife Scott "Donal Ná Fág" Irish 6 63
  • *^ Misidentified as "Emeze" on the Liet International website etc. "Emeźe" is a different song by the same group.

Liet International 2012Edit

The ninth edition of Liet International was held in Gijón/Xixón, Asturias, Spain, at the Teatru de la Llaboral, on December 1, 2012. Welsh-born Breton singer Lleuwen won the jury prize for her song "Ar Gouloù Bev", while the public prize went to Asturiana Mining Company with "Si nun conoces Vaḷḷouta".

No. Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing Points
01   France   Corsica Dopu Cena "Trasmetta" Corsican Winner Liet Corsica 2012 2 86
02   Spain   Basque Country Enkore [eu] "Muxurik muxu" Basque 8 41
03   Italy   Alghero Claudia Crabuzza & Claudio Gabriel Sanna [ca] "Ara" Catalan (of Alghero) Jury award and public award SUNS 2012 5 64
04   United Kingdom   Scotland Brian Ó hEadhra [gd] "Fathainn" Scottish Gaelic 5 64
05   Russia   Udmurtia Ivan Belosludtsev & 4 Cheber Pios "Tau Tynyd" (Тау тыныд) Udmurt 9 35
06   Spain   Asturias Asturiana Mining Company [es] "Si nun conoces Vaḷḷouta" Asturian Winner Premiu al Meyor Cantar 2012 4 Public award 66
07   Netherlands   Friesland Yldau [fy] "Fjoer" West Frisian Winner Liet 2012 7 52
08   Italy   Friuli JoNoKognos [fur] "Mai mai" Friulian Public award SUNS 2012 (2nd place) 11 32
09   France   Brittany   Lleuwen [br; cy] "Ar Gouloù Bev" Breton 1 Jury award 87
10   Norway   Sápmi Inger Karoline Gaup [nn] "Oainnát go?" Northern Sámi Winner Sámi Grand Prix 2012 9 35
11   Germany   Lower Saxony The Voodoolectric "Slickermuul" Low German 3 76

Liet International 2014Edit

The 2014 contest was held in Oldenburg, Germany. 19-year-old musician Martina Iori, from Val di Fassa in the north of Italy, won the jury award for her song "Via con mia mùsega", sung in Ladin.

In this year the audience award was replaced by a musicians' award voted on by the contestants themselves. This was won by Aila-Duo from Finland and their song in Aanaar Sámi "Naharij kandâ".

No. Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing Points
01   Spain   Asturias Banda de Gaitas El Trasno [ast] "Volviche" Galician-Asturian Winner Premiu Meyor Cantar 2014 7 36
02   United Kingdom   Scotland Willie Campbell "Fir Chlis" Scottish Gaelic 9 30
03   Portugal   Minde Bandalheira "Baracho ancho Pereira" Minderico 10 21
04   France   Brittany Adnoz "Un dra nevez" Breton 4 53
05   Italy   Sardinia Forefingers Up! – A new Balentia's joint "Sa luxi 'e su soli" Sardinian/Italian 3 56
06   Netherlands   Friesland Bruno Rummler "Beppe" West Frisian Winner Liet 2014 5 51
07   Finland   Inari Aila-duo [smn] "Naharij kandâ" Aanaar Sámi Winner Sámi Grand Prix 2014 2 Musicians' award 64
08   Germany   Lower Saxony The Paintbox "Söss söss söss / Dat Slecht" Low Saxon 6 40
09   Italy   Ladinia Martina Iori "Via con mia mùsega" Ladin Winner SUNS 2014 1 Jury award 73
10   Russia   Mari El Marina Sadova [mhr] "Shochmo keche" (Шочмо кече) Mari 7 36
Detailed International Jury Votes
Draw Song                     Total
1 "Volviche" - 5 6 5 5 2 2 1 5 5 36
2 "Fir Chlis" 1 - 4 8 1 7 4 5 4 3 30
3 "Baracho ancho Pereira" 2 3 - 4 6 1 1 2 1 1 21
4 "Un dra nevez" 6 10 3 - 7 3 6 8 6 4 53
5 "Sa luxi 'e su soli" 5 2 7 10 - 8 5 10 3 6 56
6 "Beppe" 7 4 5 7 3 5 8 4 8 - 51
7 "Naharij kandâ" 10 6 8 6 4 - 3 7 10 10 64
8 "Söss söss söss / Dat Slecht" 3 7 1 3 10 6 - 6 2 2 40
9 "Via con mia mùsega" 8 8 10 8 8 10 7 - 7 7 73
10 "Shochmo keche" 4 1 2 2 2 4 10 3 - 8 36
International Jurors
  •   – José Manuel Tejedor Mier
  •   – Alex MacDonald
  •   – Tiago Mendes Rodrigues
  •   – Maodez Huran
  •   – Claudia Aru Carreras
  •   – Nils Johan Bars
  •   – Stefan Meyer
  •   – Marco Stolfo
  •   — Eric Yuzykayn
  •   — Sjoerd Bootsma

Liet International 2017Edit

The 11th Liet International song contest was scheduled to be held in late 2016 in Kautokeino/Guovdageaidnu, Norway, the home of the Sámi Grand Prix.[2] However, due to a lack of funds[3] the contest was rescheduled to fall on April 13 2017, as part of the Sámi Easterfestival.[4]

For a second time in the history of the contest, a local singer, Norwegian Sami-speaker Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen, won the contest with her song "Luoddaearru" ("Crossroad") in addition to being awarded the Musicians' award.

No. Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing Points
01   United Kingdom   Scotland Mary Ann Kennedy & Friends "Grioglachan" ("Constellation") Scottish Gaelic 6 21
02   Luxembourg N/A La Schlapp Sauvage "Blanne Käpitan" ("Blind captain") Luxembourgish 8 13
03   Russia   Bashkortostan Zaman [ba; ru] "Hïwïtma" (Һыуытма) ("Don’t be cold") Bashkir 4 31
04   Suriname N/A Ruben Semmoh & Romeo Sumter "Saka Na Pin" ("Heal the pain") Sranan Tongo 5 25
05   France   Brittany UKAN "Den ebet all" ("No one else") Breton 6 21
06   Russia   Udmurtia Pavel Aleksandrov & Dmitry Yakimov "Van'myz ortche" (Ваньмыз ортче) ("Everything will pass") Udmurt 3 38
07   Netherlands   Friesland Aafke Zuidersma "Minsk fan wearde" ("Man of value") West Frisian Winner Liet 2016 2 39
08   Norway   Sápmi Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen "Luoddaearru" ("Crossroad") Northern Sami Winner Sámi Grand Prix 2016 1 Jury award and Musicians' award 44

Liet International 2018Edit

The 12th Liet International song contest was held on May 23 2018 at Neushoorn Leeuwarden as part of LF2018 (Leeuwarden's stint as European Capital of Culture).

No. Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing Points
1   Suriname N/A Afro-Carib Ensemble "Dansi nanga yu" Sranan Tongo 9 75
2   Spain   Galicia Familia Caamagno [gl] "Lausanne"[5] Galician 12 61
3   Belgium   Antwerp Jenne Decleir [nl] "Dans met mij" Antwerps 10 73
4   Russia   Komi Republic Evgenia Udalova "Voj" (Вой) Komi 14 26
5   Netherlands   Friesland Stonecrobs "Yn Frijheid Kinsto Libje" West Frisian Winner Liet 2018 5 111
6   Russia   Bashkortostan Zaman "Alga" (Алга) Bashkir 7 110
7   United Kingdom   Scotland Gerda Stevenson & Kyrre Slind "Aye The Gean" Scots 3 119
8   United Kingdom   Scotland Whyte "Tairm" Scottish Gaelic 11 71
9   Spain   Galicia Nastasia Zürcher [gl] "Espertos" Galician 2 Musicians’ award 133
10   Romania   Aromanians Pira "Mash a meu"[6][7] Aromanian 13 49
11   United Kingdom   Cornwall The Rowan Tree "Tresor" Cornish 1 Jury award 141
12   Netherlands   Friesland Luko Reinders "Kom rin mei my" West Frisian Winner Liet 2017 4 116
13   Norway   Sápmi Inger Karoline Gaup [no; se] & band "Oahppan lean" Northern Sámi Winner Sámi Grand Prix 2018 5 111
14   France   Jura Billy Fumey [frp; fr] "Bondze Heidi" Franco-Provençal 8 78

Liet International 2020Edit

The 13th Liet International contest was due to be held on 3 - 4 April 2020 in Aabenraa, Denmark, but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[8] Prior to this, there was still a full list of acts released:

Country Region Artist Song Language
  Denmark   Region of Southern Denmark 63-72 "Mein kleines lied" South Jutlandic/German
  Austria   Carinthia Bališ "Spal bomo če smo hin" Carinthian Slovene
  United Kingdom   Cornwall Brother Sea "Oll 'Vel Onen" Cornish
  Italy   Sardinia Bumbe Orchestra "Cala Sinzias" Sardinian
  Spain   Galicia Carolina Rubirosa "Sozinha" Galician
  United Kingdom   Isle of Man Clash Vooar "Lhiggeyder Folley" Manx
  Germany   Northern Germany* De Tüdelband [nds; de] "Buten an't Meer" Low German
   Switzerland   Canton of Grisons Fiona Fiasco "Mona Lisa" Romansh
  France   Alsace Isabelle [de; fr] "Waje de Litt" Alsatian
  Italy   South Tyrol Jimmi Henndreck "Nairobi" South Tyrolean German
  Russia   Tatarstan Jura "Yashel Kuzle" Tatar
  Spain   Asturias Luis Nuñez y los Folganzanes "Tengo un sitiu pa ti" Asturian
  United Kingdom   Scotland Marcas Mac an Tuairneir & Bogha-Frois "Dumbbells" Scottish Gaelic
  Germany   Heligoland Noctiluca "Iaan" Heligoland Frisian
  Spain   Catalonia Roger Argemí "La fina línia" Catalan
  Sweden   Sápmi Saara Hermansson "Mov laavlome" Southern Sami
  Netherlands   Friesland Sequens "Do bist frij" Frisian
  Germany   Schleswig-Holstein** Sølo "Kærestesangen" Danish
  Austria   Burgenland Turbokrowodn "Mila moja" Burgenland Croatian
  Russia   Bashkortostan Zaman "Aida Yanga" Bashkir
  • *^ Although the Low German dialect is spoken throughout Northern Germany, the group hail specifically from Hamburg.
  • **^ Specifically the region of Southern Schleswig.

Liet International 2020+1Edit

Though the 13th Liet International contest was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic,[9] it was decided on 4 October 2021 that a replacement show would be held, entitled Liet International 2020+1, to celebrate the acts due to compete in the 2020 contest. Ten competitors out of the 20 from the 2020 contest will participate in Liet International 2020+1. It is unknown whether the show will be competitive or non-competitive.[10]

Country Region Artist Song Language
  Italy   Sardinia Bumbe Orchestra "Cala Sinzias" Sardinian
  Spain   Galicia Carolina Rubirosa "Sozinha" Galician
  Germany   Northern Germany* De Tüdelband [nds; de] "Buten an't Meer" Low German
  Russia   Tatarstan Juna "Yashel Kuzle" Tatar
  Spain   Asturias Luis Nuñez y los Folganzanes "Tengo un sitiu pa ti" Asturian
  Spain   Catalonia Roger Argemí "La fina línia" Catalan
  Sweden   Sápmi Saara Hermansson "Mov laavlome" Southern Sami
  Netherlands   Friesland Sequens "Do bist frij" Frisian
  Austria   Burgenland Turbokrowodn "Mila moja" Burgenland Croatian
  Russia   Bashkortostan Zaman "Aida Yanga" Bashkir


  • *^ Although the Low German dialect is spoken throughout Northern Germany, the group hail specifically from Hamburg.

Liet International 2022Edit

The 13th Liet International contest was held on 13 May 2022 at the Schweizerhalle in Tønder, Denmark. There was 13 competing entries,[11] and was moderated by Stefanie Pia Wright and Niklas Freiberg Nissen.[12] It featured the first competitive entries in South Jutlandic, Southern Schleswig Danish, and South Tyrolean German (all languages which would have either debuted in the canceled 2020 contest or were featured in the non-competitive 2020+1 edition), as well as the first entry in North Frisian since the inaugural contest in 2002. It was the first contest since 2008 to not feature an entry from Scotland, and the first competitive edition to not feature a submission from the United Kingdom.

Initially, the Russian band Jura were due to compete with the song "Takhetle konum" in the Tatar language, but they withdrew due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. In their place, Israeli band Sofi and the Baladis competed with the song "Rebutalla", marking both the first time Israel was represented by an entry, the first entry from a country in the Middle East, and the first entry in Hebrew; as well as the third entry from a non-European country (the first two being the entries representing Suriname).[13] Early announcements also listed Brother Sea with the song "Trodhydhyek" as a participant,[14] while the final listing contained Billy Fumey with "U Port Titi" instead.

The jury award was won by Doria, and the audience award was won by Emanuele Pintus.

No. Country Region Artist Song Language Qualification Placing Points
1   Denmark   Region of Southern Denmark Martin Hørløck "Æ Nordschleswig-Lied" South Jutlandic, German 12 54
2   France   Jura Billy Fumey "U Port Titi" Franco-Provençal 11 58
3   Spain   Galicia Carolina Rubirosa "O teu camiñar" Galician 3 118
4   Germany   North Frisia Martje Johannsen & Christoph Hansen "Maleen" North Frisian 13 45
5   Italy   Sardinia Emanuele Pintus "Genia" Sardinian 10 60
6   Netherlands   Friesland Adri de Boer "Bliuw mar by mar" Frisian Winner of Liet 2021[15] 8 72
7   Italy   South Tyrol Jimi Henndreck "Heihupfa" South Tyrolean German 4 102
8   Finland   Sápmi Ingá-Máret Gaup-Juuso "Dovdameahttumii" Northern Sami Winner of Sámi Grand Prix 2022[16] 6 82
9   France   Corsica Doria "ROMA" Corsican 1 119
10   Spain   Catalonia Roger Argemí "La contradicció" Catalan 7 80
11   Germany   Schleswig-Holstein Yourdaughters "Hudsult" Danish 2 118
12   Israel Sofi and the Baladis "Rebutalla" Hebrew 5 85
13   Germany   Northern Germany Die Tüdelband "Wenn ik enen Wunsch harr" Low German 9 60

Language historyEdit

All told, fifty-seven languages have been represented at the contest at least once (counting the canceled 2020 edition). West Frisian is the only language to have appeared at every contest, as well as one of only two to have been represented by two different entries at the same contest (the other being Galician, and both occurred at the 2018 contest). Scotland is the only region to be represented by two languages at the same contest, once again at the 2018 contest (Scottish Gaelic and Scots). The only non-European language to have appeared at the contest is Sranan Tongo. The Netherlands and the United Kingdom have participated the most, with regional entries in all 13 contests, while France and Spain have only missed one each. Languages representing Belgium, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, and Romania have each only appeared once. Russia is the country with the most regional languages featured at the contest, totaling eight. Although many languages featured at the contest are recognized national or regional languages within their countries, only three featured languages (Hebrew, Irish, and Luxembourgish) are considered their countries' official or co-official language.

N. Country Language(s)
8   Russia   Bashkir
  Karelian
  Komi
  Mari
  Moksha
  Tatar
  Udmurt
  Veps
6   Italy   Alghero Catalan
Arbëresh
  Friulian
  Ladin
  Sardinian
  South Tyrolean German
5   France   Alsatian
  Breton
  Corsican
  Franco-Provençal
  Occitan
N. Country Language(s)
5   Germany   Danish
  Heligoland Frisian
  Low German
  North Frisian
  Sorbian
  Spain   Asturian
  Basque
  Catalan
  Galician
  Galician-Asturian
  United Kingdom   Cornish
  Manx
  Scots
  Scottish Gaelic
  Welsh
4   Finland   Inari Sami
  Northern Sami
  Sami
  Veps
N. Country Language(s)
4   Sweden   Meänkieli
  Northern Sami
  Sami
  Southern Sami
2   Austria   Burgenland Croatian
  Carinthian Slovene
  Denmark   Faroese
  South Jutlandic/German
  Netherlands   Limburgish
  West Frisian
  Norway   Northern Sami
  Sami
1   Belgium   Antwerps
  Estonia   Votic
  Hungary   Romani
  Ireland   Irish
  Israel   Hebrew
  Latvia   Latgalian
  Luxembourg   Luxembourgish
N. Country Language(s)
1   Poland   Kashubian
  Portugal   Minderico
  Romania   Aromanian
  Suriname   Sranan Tongo
   Switzerland   Romansh

ReferencesEdit

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