Logo used since the 1st edition. The host appears in the star. The background colours change depending on the host's flag colours
|Created by||Jan Simonis|
|Presented by||Jan Simonis|
|Country of origin||Germany|
|Production company(s)||SLU (Starlight Union)|
|Original run||17 February 2014 – present|
|Related shows||Melodifestivalen, Fantasifestivalen|
Starlight Festival (abbreviated SLF) is a song contest on Youtube. The contest is hosted by Jan Simonis.
On 17 February 2014, Jan Simonis decided to open an international music contest, in that no countries are taking part, instead only songs would be competing. It was called Starlight Festival. The name was inspired by the song "Starlight" by Daria.
The first ever Starlight Festival started on 21 February 2013. It was held in Serravalle, San Marino which also was the first ever country to host the Starlight Festival. As in every edition, 32 users took part submitting one entry each. Each user awarded 12 points for his favourite song and goes on with 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 point.
Only users registered in the Song Contest Forums can participate. In each edition a maximum of 32 users can participate.
The winning user has the right to choose the location for the next edition.
There are not many rules for song submissions. J(ESC) songs, Türkvizyon/Bundesvision/ABU, Covers, Samples, Parodies, Remixes, Instrumental songs, Acapella songs, Studio versions, Live versions, even songs without an artist can take part. There is no language rule and no length limit. Entries will be submitted in private and not published after the host officially reveals all entries.
National Selections are not allowed as it would break the rule that entries are not allowed to be published.
The format is very similar to the format of Melodifestivalen and Fantasifestivalen. There are 4 semi-finals, with 8 songs participating in each. The top 2 qualifies to the final, places 3 and 4 qualify to the so-called "Second Chance Round" and the songs placing 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th will be out of the race. Participating users are obliged to vote, while other users can vote optionally. The voting is, unlike in other song contests, not Eurovision style, as the users vote with 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 points.
The entry with the most points in the final wins the contest. The winning user has the right to choose the next location and priority over his next entry.
So far, the contest has no winners.
|#01||TBA||TBA||"TBA"||TBA||TBA||TBA||Serravalle, San Marino|