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Own Eurovision Song Contest 41
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 31 October 2015
Semi-final 2 date 8 November 2015
Final date 21 November 2015
Host
Venue Spodek Arena,
Katowice, Poland
Presenter(s) Honorata Skarbek
Sarsa (Greenroom only)
Executive supervisor Nicky Velichkov
Executive producer Dimitris Ioannou
Host broadcaster TVP
Opening act Semi Final 1:
"Smak Radości" by Margaret
Semi Final 2:
"Brać" by Cleo & Donatan featuring Enej
Grand Final:
"Naucz mnie" by Sarsa
Interval act "History of Poland in OESC" in 3 parts
"My Słowianie" by Donatan & Cleo
Participants
Number of entries 46
Debuting countries None
Returning countries Czech Republic Czech Republic
Egypt Egypt
Lithuania Lithuania
Malta Malta
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Portugal Portugal
Slovenia Slovenia
Withdrawing countries Albania Albania
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Iceland Iceland
Ireland Ireland
Morocco Morocco
Romania Romania
Slovakia Slovakia
Vote
Voting system Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Null points None
Winning song Scotland Scotland
"How deep is your love"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 41, often referred to as OESC #41, is the 41st edition of the Own Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place in Katowice, Poland, following the country's victory at the Own Eurovision Song Contest 40 edition with Sarsa performing "Naucz mnie". This will be the third time the county hosts the event, after holding the Own Eurovision Song Contest 13 and the Own Eurovision Song Contest 27 editions. The contest is scheduled to consist of two semi-finals and a final. The first semifinal took place on October 31, 2015, while the second semifinal took place on November 8, 2015. The Grand Final took place on November 21, 2015.

Forty-six countries have announced their participation in the contest. Czech Republic, Egypt, Lithuania, Malta, Northern Ireland, Portugal and Slovenia will return in the competition. Unfortunately Albania, Bulgaria, Iceland, Ireland, Morocco, Romania and Slovakia decided to withdraw from the contest. The 41st edition saw the comeback of Malta, returning after a five edition break.

The 41st edition saw the return of the Marcel Bezençon Awards, which were first introduced in the edition held in Budapest, Hungary.

After an exciting voting, Scotland was declared the winner of the Own Eurovision Song Contest 41, this marking the first time the country has won the contest. "How Deep Is Your Love" by Calvin Harris and Disciples received a total amount of 180 points, winning by a margin of 13 points. With Scotland's win marks that all the countries, that have participated in the past as part of the United Kingdom, have won the competition, at least once. The runner-up was England, marking the fourth time the country has missed winning the contest. Third place was occupied by Switzerland, fourth place went to Kazakhstan, being there best place in the competition, fifth to Denmark and sixth to Kosovo.

The host country manage to end in the top 10, receiving a total amount of 115 points and ending on the 10th place. From the other countries that were directly qualified in the Grand Final only England, Switzerland and Poland managed to place in the top 10. The other countries from the Big 6 manage to place in the other half of the leaderboard, France placed 19th with 82 points, while Sweden and Hungary placed in the bottom two, with Sweden on the 25th place and Hungary last out of 26 countries that there were in the Grand Final.

Location

For more details on the host country, see Poland.

Venue

Katowice Spodek- Nowa elewacja
Spodek will be the venue of the Own Eurovision Song Contest 41. Spodek (meaning "saucer" in Polish) is a multipurpose arena complex in Katowice, Poland, opened in 1971 at ul. Korfantego 35 under the name Wojewódzka Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa w Katowicach (Voivodeship Sport and Show Arena in Katowice), under which it is known in the Polish technical/architectural literature, and under which it formally functioned until 1997.

Aside from the main dome, the complex includes a gym, an ice rink, a hotel and three large car parks. It was the largest indoor venue of its kind in Poland until it was surpassed by Kraków Arena in 2014. It hosts many important cultural and business events. Music concerts are especially common non-sport events. Spodek can hold 11,500 people, although this number is in practice limited to 10,000 or even 8,000 due to stage set-ups obscuring the view. Its Polish name refers to a flying saucer (its shape resembles a UFO). Spodek is a major contribution to the cultural significance of Katowice in Poland, especially for the younger generations. It has also been used as an unofficial logo for the city on posters promoting redevelopment in Katowice. Spodek is home to HC GKS Katowice ice hockey club in the winter months.

It has played host to many up-and-coming bands, such as Chumbawamba in 1997, as well as dozens of world-famous bands. There are also held music festivals such as Rawa Blues Festival, Metalmania and Odjazdy.

Bidding Phase

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Płock
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Katowice
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Poznań
Locations of the candidate cities.
TVP (Telewizja Polska) announced the conditions under which cities and venues had announced their interest in hosting the 41st contest:
  • The host city had to provide a certain number of hotels and hotel rooms to be found in the vicinity of the stadium.
  • The arena had to be able to offer lodges adjacent to the stadium.
  • A press centre had to be available at the stadium that will have a specific size.
  • TVP had to have access to the host venue at least 4–6 weeks before the broadcasts, in order to build the stage, rigging lights and all the technology.
  • The host city had to be close to a major airport.

The following cities are interested in hosting the 41st contest

City Venue Capacity Notes
Płock Wisła Płock 10,978 Is a Polish football and handball club based in Płock
Katowice Spodek 11,500 Is a multipurpose arena complex opened in 1971.
Poznań INEA Stadion 43,269 Is an association football stadium in Poznań, Poland.

Host city

On October 2 it was announced that Katowice will be the host of the Own Eurovision Song Contest 41. The host city is located in the southwestern Poland and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 304,362 as of 2013.

Katowice is a center of science, culture, industry, business, trade, and transportation in Upper Silesia and southern Poland, and the main city in the Upper Silesian Industrial Region. Katowice lies within an urban zone, with a population of 2,746,460 according to Eurostat, and also part of the wider Silesian metropolitan area, with a population of 5,294,000 according to the European Spatial Planning Observation Network. Today, Katowice is a rapidly growing city and emerging metropolis. It is the 16th most economically powerful city by GDP in the European Union with an output amounting to $114.5 billion.

Format

Semi-final Allocation Draw

The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists (host Poland and the Big Five), will be split into six pots, based on voting patterns from the previous ten editions. The pots were calculated and are as follows:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

From these pots, 20 countries each were allocated to compete in the first semifinal and 20 in the second semifinal. The host country, Poland will vote in the first semi-final. The countries from the big five will vote as follow: Hungary with Switzerland in the first semifinal, while England with France and Sweden in the second semifinal.

Participating countries

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Hungary, Poland and Switzerland also voted in this semi-final..

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Greece Greece Ilias Vrettos "Kai petao psila" 18 38
02 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Lashyn "Zhasa, tugan zherim" 1 108
03 Kosovo Kosovo Dhurata Dora "Ti don" 10 75
04 Austria Austria Zoë "Danse avec moi" 12 66
05 Israel Israel Ilan Peled "Denis Denis (What Will Be With You?)" 7 83
06 Ukraine Ukraine Aida Nikolaychuk "Korotkiye gudki" 6 92
07 Belgium Belgium Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Devy "Reality" 13 63
08 Czech Republic Czech Republic Markéta Irglová "The Leading Bird" 16 49
09 Egypt Egypt Tamer Hosny feat. Akon "Welcome To The Life" 20 23
10 Finland Finland Krista Siegfrids "Better On My Own" 4 98
11 Georgia Georgia Dato "Flashing Lights" 17 42
12 Serbia Serbia Saša Kapor feat. Sandra Afrika "Oči plave" 19 26
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Enela feat. Iggie Q "Un poco loca" 9 75
14 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Nilufar Usmonova "Dona" 11 67
15 Malta Malta Ira Losco "Dead Or Alive" 15 52
16 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Markus Feehily "Butterfly" 8 80
17 Spain Spain Alvaro Soler feat. Jennifer Lopez "El mismo sol" 5 94
18 Lithuania Lithuania Monika Linkytė "Po dangum" 14 52
19 Germany Germany Leslie Clio "Eureka" 2 107
20 Moldova Moldova Aliona Moon "Loc pentru dragoste" 3 102

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. England, France and Sweden also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Italy Italy Michele Bravi "The Days" 19 36
02 Lebanon Lebanon Anthony Touma feat. Mohamed Attia "Kol Leila" 17 37
03 Denmark Denmark Ericka Jane "Favorite Lie" 3 108
04 Macedonia Macedonia Darko Ilievski "Gola" 14 54
05 Estonia Estonia Ithaka Maria "Palume lavale" 6 82
06 Wales Wales Leona Lewis "Thunder" 5 100
07 Armenia Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan "Simple Like A Flower" 18 37
08 Algeria Algeria Sindy "Aïe aïe aïe" 12 61
09 Norway Norway Kygo feat. Parson James "Stole The Show" 2 114
10 Russia Russia Sergey Lazarev "Eto vso ona" 13 59
11 Portugal Portugal David Carreira "Primeira dama" 8 77
12 Slovenia Slovenia Maraaya "Living Again" 7 79
13 Belarus Belarus Julia Parshuta "Most Wanted" 16 38
14 Netherlands Netherlands Teske "Finding Neverland" 9 73
15 Turkey Turkey Gülşen "Dan dan" 20 35
16 Latvia Latvia Aminata "Leave My Love Bleeding" 11 62
17 Scotland Scotland Calvin Harris & Disciples "How Deep Is Your Love" 1 131
18 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Sada Vidoo "Love Is A Battlefield" 4 102
19 Croatia Croatia Učiteljice "Šok" 15 39
20 Cyprus Cyprus Maria Elena Kyriakou "Xoris esena" 10 68

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Lashyn "Zhasa, tugan zherim" 4 149
02 Kosovo Kosovo Dhurata Dora "Ti don" 6 127
03 Germany Germany Leslie Clio "Eureka" 8 124
04 Norway Norway Kygo feat. Parson James "Stole The Show" 17 86
05 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Markus Feehily "Butterfly" 15 91
06 Portugal Portugal David Carreira "Primeira dama" 16 91
07 England England Little Mix "Love Me Like You" 2 167
08 Slovenia Slovenia Maraaya "Living Again" 9 123
09 France France Louane "Nos secrets" 19 82
10 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Enela feat. Iggie Q "Un poco loca" 24 66
11 Estonia Estonia Ithaka Maria "Palume lavale" 21 80
12 Denmark Denmark Ericka Jane "Favorite Lie" 5 139
13 Cyprus Cyprus Maria Elena Kyriakou "Xoris esena" 22 68
14 Scotland Scotland Calvin Harris & Disciples "How Deep Is Your Love" 1 180
15 Hungary Hungary Viktor Király feat. DMC "Running Out Of Time" 26 50
16 Wales Wales Leona Lewis "Thunder" 23 66
17 Spain Spain Alvaro Soler feat. Jennifer Lopez "El mismo sol" 7 126
18 Israel Israel Ilan Peled "Denis Denis (What Will Be With You?)" 13 98
19 Moldova Moldova Aliona Moon "Loc pentru dragoste" 12 112
20 Netherlands Netherlands Teske "Finding Neverland" 20 80
21 Finland Finland Krista Siegfrids "Better On My Own" 18 84
22 Ukraine Ukraine Aida Nikolaychuk "Korotkiye gudki" 11 113
23 Poland Poland Lanberry "Podpalimy swiat" 10 115
24 Sweden Sweden Velvet "Friendly Fire" 25 65
25 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Sada Vidoo "Love Is A Battlefield" 14 92
26 Switzerland Switzerland Rykka "Movies" 3 152

Scoreboards

Semi-final 1

Voting results Semi-Final 1
Greece Kazakhstan Kosovo Austria Israel Ukraine Belgium Czech Republic Egypt Finland Georgia Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina Uzbekistan Malta Northern Ireland Spain Lithuania Germany Moldova Hungary Poland Switzerland Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Greece 6 6 6 8 12 38 18
Kazakhstan 1 6 7 1 4 8 4 2 5 10 6 6 12 6 12 4 4 10 108 1
Kosovo 10 7 2 10 8 1 2 8 4 1 8 8 6 75 10
Austria 2 1 10 6 7 7 5 1 6 1 8 5 7 66 12
Israel 8 1212 3 5 10 7 7 10 6 3 83 7
Ukraine 2 1 3 8 10 10 6 12 10 8 3 8 6 5 92 6
Belgium 8 8 10 4 8 6 5 3 7 4 63 13
Czech Republic 8 12 7 4 12 3 3 49 16
Egypt 1 5 1 2 12 1 1 23 20
Finland 3 7 2 10 8 2 6 8 12 5 3 10 8 2 48 98 4
Georgia 5 10 2 3 5 3 3 10 1 42 17
Serbia 6 3 2 4 2 1 2 5 1 26 19
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 5 4 4 4 3 10 7 8 2 3 3 5 12 759
Uzbekistan 4 6 3 66 12 3 77 5 4 2 2 6711
Malta 12 8 6 10 1 3 2 2 7 1 52 15
Northern Ireland 12 7 12 6 5 12 74 4 7 4 80 8
Spain 5 1 5 12 5 6 4 5 12 7 2 5 6 7 12 94 5
Lithuania 7 10 5 41 38 4 2 5 1 2 52 14
Germany 4 2 10 2 7 12 1 12 38 8 6 10 10 10 2107 2
Moldova 3 4 127 1 3 12 7 14 10 10 1 3 12 5 7102 3

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semifinal.

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Moldova Finland, Israel, Poland
Northern Ireland Belgium, Northern Ireland, Rest of the World
Spain Greece, Serbia, Ukraine
2 Czech Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany
Germany Czech Republic, Georgia
Israel Austria, Kosovo
Kazakhstan Lithuania, Moldova
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Switzerland
Egypt Spain
Finland Malta
Greece Hungary
Malta Kazakhstan
Ukraine Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan Egypt

Semi-final 2

Voting results Semi-Final 2
Italy Lebanon Denmark Macedonia Estonia Wales Armenia Algeria Norway Russia Portugal Slovenia Belarus Netherlands Turkey Latvia Scotland Faroe Islands Croatia Cyprus England France Sweden Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Italy 7 1 10 7 1 7 3 36 19
Lebanon 1 8 2 1 10 1 2 6 1 4 1 37 17
Denmark 4 10 10 7 12 10 4 6 12 12 8 8 5 108 3
Macedonia 7 3 2 5 6 2 5 7 1 10 6 54 14
Estonia 8 7 4 8 12 6 2 2 6 2 3 10 5 4 3 82 6
Wales 3 10 7 7 7 6 3 8 4 10 4 8 3 5 1 7 7 100 5
Armenia 2 3 6 4 4 6 12 37 18
Algeria 2 6 1 5 3 1 5 8 10 8 10 2 61 12
Norway 12 2 5 1 12 8 2 10 10 4 8 10 12 5 3 10 114 2
Russia 5 5 1 1 12 6 2 8 12 7 59 13
Portugal 10 4 5 6 3 1 4 6 4 7 5 10 12 77 8
Slovenia 6 3 6 5 10 10 3 5 2 5 3 7 3 7 479 7
Belarus 8 6 2 4 7 1 3 2 5 38 16
Netherlands 6 10 4 7 7 5 7 8 12 2 4 1 73 9
Turkey 8 5 3 3 3 5 8 35 20
Latvia 12 4 6 4 8 7 2 7 2 4 6 62 11
Scotland 12 812 4 12 12 2 6 12 5 8 3 1 10 6 6 12 131 1
Faroe Islands 1 7 12 82 5 8 12 5 7 108 2 1 6 8 102 4
Croatia 4 2 3 5 12 3 1 1 6 2 3915
Cyprus 3 10 10 1 8 4 12 3 12 4 1 68 10

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semifinal.

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Scotland Algeria, Armenia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Slovenia, Rest of the World
3 Denmark Netherlands, Norway, Scotland
Norway England, Italy, Wales
2 Cyprus Croatia, Latvia
Faroe Islands Belarus, Estonia
Russia France, Turkey
1 Armenia Cyprus
Croatia Portugal
Estonia Russia
Latvia Denmark
Netherlands Faroe Islands
Portugal Sweden

Final

Voting results Grand Final
Kazakhstan Kosovo Germany Norway Northern Ireland Portugal England Slovenia France Bosnia and Herzegovina Estonia Denmark Cyprus Scotland Hungary Wales Spain Israel Moldova Netherlands Finland Ukraine Poland Sweden Faroe Islands Switzerland Greece Austria Belgium Czech Republic Egypt Georgia Serbia Uzbekistan Malta Lithuania Italy Lebanon Macedonia Armenia Algeria Russia Belarus Turkey Latvia Croatia Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Kazakhstan 3 10 8 6 3 5 1 5 5 8 7 3 6 10 1 7 12 6 3 8 8 10 1 6 7149 4
Kosovo 2 12 10 12 6 1 3 2 10 7 8 6 2 10 3 6 8 12 5 2 1276
Germany 5 2 4 6 10 5 1 7 12 10 8 12 12 3 1 12 7 3 4 1248
Norway 6 12 7 10 10 4 7 5 10 7 8 86 17
Northern Ireland 8 2 3 8 8 8 2 7 6 12 5 12 4 2 491 15
Portugal 7 7 12 3 10 12 8 6 5 2 2 7 10 9116
England 3 10 6 10 12 12 1 3 812 12 5 1210 85 6 2 10 10 4 6 167 2
Slovenia 12 12 12 5 7 7 12 5 6 2 4 5 3 1 8 5 6 5 1 5123 9
France 2 3 10 7 2 2 77 1 2 24 3 2 10 12 4 1 1 8219
Bosnia & Herzegovina 5 4 4 3 10 1 8 12 7 7 5 66 24
Estonia 10 10 10 7 4 3 1 3 1 4 10 4 10 3 80 21
Denmark 12 8 6 8 3 5 8 126 6 2 7 5 4 7 7 2 5 4 10 5 7 139 5
Cyprus 7 4 5 4 5 5 1212 1 3 2 22 4 68 22
Scotland 8 1 10 7 8 12 2 6 12 4 7 10 8 1 1 5 8 8 12 7 3 8 12 812 1801
Hungary 1 4 1 3 7 8 7 5 1 2 10 1 50 26
Wales 10 4 5 4 12 3 1 1 6 1 2 6 3 8 6623
Spain 7 2 5 3 8 7 4 8 7 4 3 4 37 8 7 8 7 6 1 7 2 6 2126 7
Israel 10 5 2 15 5 12 5 12 6 12 56 12 9813
Moldova 2 3 6 7 5 4 6 6 25 3 1 2 10 2 8 5 7 3 6 4 10 5 11212
Netherlands 4 6 6 7 3 6 2 4 2 4 10 10 1 43 1 7 80 20
Finland 5 4 3 1 4 8 3 4 5 8 3 3 5 8 12 4 4 84 18
Ukraine 3 1 1 1 2 10 7 3 6 4 2 6 2 4 6 12 8 10 24 12 7 113 11
Poland 12 4 5 7 5 1 8 3 8 12 1 4 3 12 6 3 2 3 6 10 115 10
Sweden 8 1 2 2 6 7 1 6 2 3 8 6 5 5 3 65 25
Faroe Islands 6 8 4 1 12 2 6 8 10 4 8 4 12 7 92 14
Switzerland 6 4 1 12 1 2 10 6 2 10 1 10 10 10 3 8 10 64 10 6 15 1 1 3 1 8 1523
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals.

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the grand final.

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 England Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine
Scotland Estonia, Israel, Latvia, Macedonia, Rest of the World
4 Germany Czech Republic, Georgia, Lebanon, Switzerland
Israel Austria, Croatia, Faroe Islands, Russia
Slovenia Germany, Kosovo, Moldova, Northern Ireland
3 Kosovo Portugal, Scotland, Turkey
Poland Finland, Kazakhstan, Serbia
2 Cyprus Spain, Wales
Denmark Netherlands, Norway
Faroe Islands Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Northern Ireland Italy, Serbia
Portugal France, Sweden
Ukraine Armenia, Egypt
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Belgium
Finland Malta
France Algeria
Kazakhstan Lithuania
Norway England
Switzerland Slovenia
Wales Denmark

Voting Ceremony

  1. Flag of Greece Hatice Şendil
  2. Flag of Austria Marla Blumenblatt
  3. Flag of Spain María Benítez (Spanish representative at the 16th, 23rd and 32nd editions, Andorran representative at the 18th edition)
  4. Flag of Scotland Philippe Etchebest
  5. Flag of Switzerland Dominique Gisin
  6. Flag of France Olivier Dion
  7. Flag of Moldova Sasha Lopez (Moldovian representative at the 18th and 39th editions)
  8. Flag of Slovenia Nina Đurđević
  9. Flag of Cyprus Konstantinos Xristoforou
  10. Flag of Kosovo Gëzim Gashi
  11. Flag of Turkey Serenay Sarıkaya
  12. Flag of Wales Marina Diamandis (Welsh representative at the 5th, 7th, 10th, 26th and 29th editions, Greek representative at the 18th and 36th editions)
  13. Flag of Germany Elaiza Band
  14. Flag of Poland Sarsa Markiewicz (Polish representative and winner of the 40th edition)
  15. Flag of Hungary Adrienn Szőke (Hungarian representative at the 40th edition)
  16. Flag of Norway Gabrielle Leithaug (Norwegian representative at the 12th edition)
  17. Flag of Macedonia Rennata Kralevska (Macedonia representative at the 12th, 23rd and 35th editions)
  18. Flag of Russia Irina Antonenko
  19. Flag of Algeria Adila Sedraïa (Algerian representative at the 27th and 39th editions, Egyptian representative at the 29th edition, French representative at the 31st edition, winner of the 27th edition)
  20. Flag of Lithuania Patricija Belousova
  21. Flag of Israel Yityish Titi Aynaw
  22. Flag of Faroe Islands Eivør Pálsdóttir (Danish representative at the 1st edition, Faroese representative at the 27th edition)
  23. Flag of Portugal Olivia Ortiz
  24. Flag of Ukraine Diana Miro (Ukrainian representative at the 40th edition)
  25. Flag of Egypt Mohamed Monir
  26. Flag of Georgia Katie Melua
  27. Flag of Estonia Stig Rästa
  28. Flag of Uzbekistan Rayhon Gʻaniyeva (Uzbek representative at the 26th, 29th, 35th and 39th editions)
  29. Flag of Croatia Nina Kraljić
  30. Flag of Malta Natalie Gauci
  31. Flag of Denmark Stine Hjelm Jacobsen (Danish representative and winner of the 16th edition, part of the group Electric Lady Lab)
  32. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dino Merlin (Bosnian representative at the 4th edition)
  33. Flag of Finland Sara Chafak
  34. Flag of Belgium Sandra Kim
  35. Flag of Italy Virginio Simonelli
  36. Flag of England Nick Grimshaw
  37. Flag of Armenia Kim Kardashian
  38. Flag of Sweden Dinah Nah (Swedish representative at the 40th edition)
  39. Flag of Czech Republic Nikol Čechová
  40. Flag of Northern Ireland Keith Getty
  41. Flag of Latvia Viktoria Modesta
  42. Flag of Serbia Ana Ivanović
  43. Flag of the Netherlands.svg Roos-Anne Hans
  44. Flag of Kazakhstan Makpal Isabekoba (Kazakh representative at the 30th edition)
  45. Flag of Lebanon Maya Diab
  46. Flag of Belarus Alyona Lanskaya (Belarusian representative at the 13th, 29th and 38th editions)
  47. Flag of Earth Monika Lewczuk

Other countries

Eligibility for potential participation in the Own Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active OEBU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

  • Flag of Albania Albania — On September 28, 2015 it was announced that Albania's participation in the 41st contest is uncertain. A decision from Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) will be revealed soon. On October 5, 2015 it was revealed that the country will not return in the competition.
  • Flag of Andorra Andorra — On October 3, 2015 RTVA (Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra) announced that the country is not planning to return to the contest anytime soon.
  • Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan — On October 3, 2015 İctimai Televiziya (İTV) announced that the country is still having financial difficulties making the country to rule out of the 41st contest.
  • Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria — On September 28, 2015 it was announced that Bulgaria's participation in the 41st contest is uncertain. The Bulgarian National Television (BNT) will reveal their plans soon. On October 4, 2015 it was revealed that the country will not return in the competition.
  • Flag of Iceland Iceland — On September 28, 2015 it was announced that Iceland's participation in the 41st contest is uncertain. RÚV, the national television, will make its decision on their participation soon. On October 4, 2015 it was revealed that the country will not return in the competition.
  • Flag of Ireland Ireland — On October 3, 2015 it was announced that Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTE) have yet to rule out participation in the 41st edition. It was confirmed on October 10, 2015 that Ireland will not be in edition 41.
  • Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein — On October 3, 2015 1FLTV (1 Fürstentum Liechtenstein Television) announced that they are not planning to return to the contest due to lack of money and interest.
  • Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg — On October 2, 2015 RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg announced that they don't want to return to the contest.
  • Flag of Monaco Monaco — On October 1, 2015 the HoD announced that the country would not be participating in the contest because of financial reasons.
  • Flag of Montenegro Montenegro — On October 2, 2015 RTCG, the national television of Montenegro, announced that the country will not be in the 41st edition, due to lack of interest.
  • Flag of Morocco Morocco — On September 28, 2015 it was announced that Morocco's participation in the 41st contest is uncertain. On October 4, 2015 it was revealed that the country will not return in the competition.
  • Flag of Romania Romania — On September 28, 2015 it was announced that Romania's participation in the 41st contest is uncertain. A formal decision, from TVR, on whether they will compete in 41 or if they will withdraw has not been announced yet. On October 6, 2015 it was revealed that the country will not return in the competition.
  • Flag of San Marino San Marino — On September 30, 2015 Radiotelevisione della Repubblica di San Marino (SMTV) have stated that a decision of returning in the contest was not taken yet. It was confirmed on October 10, 2015 that San Marino will not be in edition 41.
  • Flag of Slovakia Slovakia — On October 3, 2015 it was announced that Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) have yet to rule out participation in the 41st edition. On October 4, 2015 it was revealed that the country will not return in the competition.

Other Awards

Marcel Bezençon Awards

Marcel Bezençon Awards were given for the first time in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 19. The participants had to vote in several categories for the favorites. Some of the categories were: best non qualifier, best female singer, best male singer and best video clip.

Web Award Winner
Rank Country Song Performer(s) Result Final Result
1 Scotland Scotland "How Deep Is Your Love" Calvin Harris & Disciples 10,9 % 1st, 180 points
2 Kosovo Kosovo "Ti Don" Dhurata Dora 7,6 % 6th, 127 points
3 Denmark Denmark "Favorite Lie" Ericka Jane 6,5 % 5th, 139 points
4 Switzerland Switzerland "Movies" Rykka 6,5 % 3rd, 152 points
5 Wales Wales "Thunder" Leona Lewis 5,4 % 23rd, 66 points
Best Non-Finalist
Rank Country Song Performer(s) Result Semi-final Result
1 Lithuania Lithuania "Po Dangum" Monika Linkytė 14,93% 14th, 52 points 
2 Belgium Belgium "Reality" Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Devy 10,45% 13th, 63 points
3 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan "Dona" Nilufar Usmonova 10,45% 11th, 67 points
4 Austria Austria "Danse Avec Moi" Zoë 8,96% 12th, 66 points
5 Armenia Armenia "Simple Like A Flower" Iveta Mukuchyan 7,46% 18th, 37 points

See also

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