|Visionary Music Festival (VMF)|
|Presented by||List of presenters|
|Country of origin||List of countries|
|No. of seasons||3 contests|
|No. of episodes||6 shows|
|Location(s)||List of host cities|
|Production company(s)||Visionary Broadcasting Union (VBU)|
|Picture format||1080p (HDTV)|
|First shown in||Israel|
|Original run||18 September 2015– 16 August 2017|
The Visionary Music Festival, often shortened to VMF, was a song contest held between the member states of the United Nations, with an exception for Taiwan.
Each participating country submits an original song, which will enter the competition, where each country votes for their favorite song. The country with the highest amount of points wins the competition and supposedly hosts the following edition.
During the second edition, it was announced that VMF would take a brief hiatus. Later, it was announced that this hiatus would be extended till further notice.
A contest was planned to be created by the host, ESCIsrael, for awhile. However, he couldn't find the right name for a few months. Finally, in August 2015, he thought of Visionary Song Contest. Other options included "Visionary Song Festival" and "Visionary Music Festival", which was eventually chosen as the name for the contest.
The format of the contest is based off the current Eurovision Song Contest, countries giving 12 points to their favorite song, then 10, 8 and all the way to 1 to their tenth favorite song.
The contest is based off the members of the 195 members of the United Nations. However, in the first edition, after the Taiwanese broadcaster TTV lobbied to enter the competition, it was decided that they'd be the first (and probably last) exception. This makes 196 countries eligible to enter the competition.
|Edition||Country making its debut entry|
|#2||Finland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine|
The winning country from the previous country will always host the following contest, as a reward. For the first edition, the contests originating country hosted the contest.
|#1||Tel Aviv||"New Visions"|
Expansion of the contest
The first edition consisted of a show, which twenty-six countries participated in. However, it's predicted that by a couple of editions, semi-finals will take place to qualify for the Grand Final.
Visionary Music Festival 4
Following the third Visionary Music Festival, the contest was indefinitely closed. However, it was stated that a comeback would be possible, but not in the "near future." Nevertheless, it was later confirmed that the contest was permanently closed as no plans were made for a revival.
| ||Belgium||Lost Frequencies ft. Janieck Devy||"Reality"||125||8||Canada|
| ||Canada||Alessia Cara||"Here"||138||33||United States|