| Own Eurovision Song Contest 41|
Welcome to Poland!
|Semi-final 1 date||31 October 2015|
|Semi-final 2 date||8 November 2015|
|Final date||21 November 2015|
|Venue|| Spodek Arena,|
|Presenter(s)|| Honorata Skarbek|
Sarsa (Greenroom only)
|Executive supervisor||Nicky Velichkov|
|Executive producer||Dimitris Ioannou|
|Opening act|| Semi Final 1:|
"Smak Radości" by Margaret
Semi Final 2:
"Brać" by Cleo & Donatan featuring Enej
"Naucz mnie" by Sarsa
|Interval act|| "History of Poland in OESC" in 3 parts|
"My Słowianie" by Donatan & Cleo
|Number of entries||46|
|Returning countries|| Czech Republic|
|Withdrawing countries|| Albania|
|Voting system||Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Winning song|| Scotland|
"How deep is your love"
|Own Eurovision Song Contest|
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.
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.
Despite the vast casualties and destruction the country experienced during World War II, Poland managed to preserve much of its cultural wealth. There are 14 heritage sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage and 54 Historical Monuments and many objects of cultural heritage in Poland. Since the end of the communist period, Poland has achieved a "very high" ranking in terms of human development, as well as gradually improving economic freedom. Poland is the sixth largest economy in the European Union and among the fastest rising economic states in the world. The country is the sole member nation of the European Union to have escaped a decline in GDP and in recent years was able to create probably the most varied GDP growth in its history. Furthermore, according to the Global Peace Index for 2014, Poland is one of the safest countries in the world to live in.
This is the third time that Poland hosts the contest. The first time the country has hosted the contest was in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 13 in Warsaw and the second time was in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 27 in Kraków.
On October 2 it was announced that Katowice(Polish: [katɔˈvit͡sɛ]; German: Kattowitz, Silesian: Katowicy, officially Miasto 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.
Katowice has been the capital of the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999. Previously it was the capital of the Katowice Voivodeship, the autonomous Silesian Voivodeship in Poland, and the Province of Upper Silesia in Germany.
Katowice is a city in Upper Silesia in southern Poland, on the Kłodnica and Rawa rivers (tributaries of the Oder and the Vistula respectively). It is in the Silesian Highlands, about 50 km (31 mi) north of the Silesian Beskids (part of the Carpathian Mountains) and about 100 km (62 mi) southeast of the Sudetes Mountains. Katowice is in the Katowice Highlands, part of the Silesian Highlands, in the eastern part of Upper Silesia, in the central portion of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin. Katowice is an urban community in the Silesian Voivodeship in south-west Poland. It is central district of the Silesian Metropolis—a metropolis with a population of two million. It borders the cities of Chorzów, Siemianowice Śląskie, Sosnowiec, Mysłowice, Lędziny, Tychy, Mikołów, Ruda Śląska and Czeladź. It lies between the Vistula and Oder rivers. Several rivers flow through the city, the major two being the Kłodnica and Rawa. Within 600 km (370 mi) of Katowice are the capital cities of six countries: Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest and Warsaw.
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
|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 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.|
|Poznań||INEA Stadion||43,269||The Municipal Stadium in Poznań (Polish: Stadion Miejski w Poznaniu), sometimes called Bułgarska Street Stadium or INEA Stadion for sponsorship reasons, is an association football stadium in Poznań, Poland. It is the home ground of Lech Poznań and is one of the venues for the finals of Euro 2012. It has a league capacity of 43,269 (all seated). The stadium was originally built between 1968 and 1980. From its inauguration in August 1980, Lech Poznań has used the ground as its main venue; since 2010 it has also been used by Warta Poznań, which currently plays in I Liga. The ground is situated on the street ul. Bułgarska in the southwestern part of the city|
VenueSpodek 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.
The competition consists of two semi-finals and a final, a format which has been in use since the first edition, with some exceptions starting from the Own Eurovision Song Contest 11 until the Own Eurovision Song Contest 30, when three semifinal were used, following the increasing number of participants. The ten countries with the highest scores in each semi-final qualifies to the final where they join the host nation Poland and the top five from last edition, known as the Big Five: England, France, Hungary, Sweden and Switzerland. Every country will cast their votes, only in the show that they will participate and the ten songs which scores the highest overall rank receives 12 points, while the tenth-best ranked song receives 1 point.
On October 5, 2015 it was announced that the official sponosor of the Own Eurovision Song Contest 41 is The Coca-Cola Company.
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.
The final running order of the competing performances at the semi-finals and the final will be decided by the producers of the show and approved by the OEBU Executive Supervisor as had been done since the first edition. The host Poland will draw their running order position at the heads of delegations meeting.
On October 21, 2015 the running order for the first semifinal was revealed.
On October 22, 2015 the running order for the second semifinal was revealed.
On October 29, 2015 the running orders for the Big 5 + Host countries were revealed.
On October 31, 2015 the running order for the qualifiers of the first semifinal was revealed.
On October 9, 2015 the complete running order of the Grand Final was revealed.
On 7 October 2015, the slogan for the 41 Contest was revealed to be "#choosehappiness". TVP confirmed that the postcard films, used to introduce each song in the contest, would feature each artist in their respective country, to give the viewer a personal insight of each competing participant. The postcards of this edition's contest also witness the slogan "#choosehappiness". In the postcards, each of the clips start with every contestant receiving an invitation to Poland in their home country. More specifically, the invitation is to a region in the host country. The story continues with the contestants making their way to one of the point from the country, where they have an individual task to fulfil. The tasks on the journeys vary from culture to sports, from economics to science and tradition to modern.
Honorata Skarbek, also known as Honey, is a Polish singer, songwriter and fashion blogger. Award winner at the festival TOPtrendy 2011 in Sopot and VIVA Comet Awards 2012 in the category debut of the year. Her debut album, "Honey" released March 28, 2011 was promoted by such hits as "No One", "Runaway", and "Sabotage". In 2013 the singer was nominated for Kids' Choice Award 2013 . She was a support act during the first Justin Bieber concert in Poland, which took place on 25 March 2013 at the Atlas Arena in Łódź.
Her upcoming second album "Million" was released on April 16, 2013. First promo single was "Lalalove" (English version is called "Don't Love Me"). The second single from this album is called "Nie powiem jak" (Aeroplane) and is taking premiere on March 25, 2013.
She represented Poland in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 16 and the Own Eurovision Song Contest 19. Also she was the host of the Own Eurovision Song Contest, back in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 27 edition held in Kraków.
All 46 countries will have 30 minutes on their rehearsals. This will begin on Thursday 22nd October under the confirmed running order, starting with the first half of the First Semi-Final then the second half on Friday. All 4 days start at 12:00, with the Press Meet & Greet section starting later at 14:25.
The Big 5 countries, plus host Poland will have their first rehearsals after the semifinalists's first rehearsals.
Second rehearsals for all 46 countries will be shorter at 20 minutes. This starts at 10:20 with all 20 countries from the First Semi-Final and the next day for all 20 countries from the Second Semi-Final. Press conferences will begin at 11:20. Poland and the Big 5 countries will have their 2nd rehearsals the next day after second semifinalist's rehearsals, starting at 10:00 with the press conferences at 11:00.
The full confirmed running order was announced later after the Second Semi-Final has ended.
The submissions for the Own Eurovision Song Contest 41 started on September 28, 2015. The OEBU announced that the deadline for submissions is set on October 10, 2015. The deadline for submitting their songs was set on October 17, 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.
After a five edition break, Malta returned in the competition, last time in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 35, edition held in Helsinki, Finland, the country was represented by Ella Eyre and placed 9th. Northern Ireland and Slovenia, both last time participated in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 38, edition held in Thessaloniki, Greece. Norther Ireland was represented, back then, by Shane Filan, which placed last in the Grand Final and Slovenia was represented by Natalija Verboten which placed third to last in the second semifinal.
Czech Republic, Egypt, Lithuania and Portugal all took an edition break. Czech Republic was represented by Mirai which took the last place in the first semifinal in Paris, France, Egypt took the sixteenth place in the first semifinal with Sandy and Karl Wolf, Lithuania being represented last by Modesta Pastiche took the final place in the second semifinal and Portugal which received the second to last place in the first semifinal with Carolina Deslandes and Agir.
Krist won for the Åland Islands at the Own Eurovision Song Contest 24, edition held in Wales. Little Mix are known for winning the Own Eurovision Song Contest 13, edition held in the host country of the current edition, Poland. The band Učiteljice won the competition in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 33, edition held in Georgia. Unfortunately the Učiteljice band was eliminated in the semifinals.
|Returns||Contestant||Currenty country||Past country|
|6||Calvin Harris||Scotland||Scotland 08, Scotland 10, Jordan 23, Scotland 30, Scotland 33, Scotland 34|
|5||Leona Lewis||Wales||Sweden 07, Scotland 24, England 25, Liechtenstein 28, Wales 36|
|Little Mix||England||Wales 09, England 13, England 26, Wales 30, England 32|
|4||Krista Siegfrids||Finland||Finland 21, Åland Islands 24, Finland 28, Finland 36|
|3||Gülşen Bayraktar||Turkey||Turkey 21, Turkey 24, Turkey 33|
|Ira Losco||Malta||Malta 22, Malta 26, Malta 30|
|2||Sergey Lazarev||Russia||Russia 32, Russia 37|
|Iveta Mukuchyan||Armenia||Armenia 13, Armenia 18|
|Učiteljice||Croatia||Croatia 33, Slovenia 34|
|1||David Carreira||Portugal||Portugal 16|
|Lost Frequencies||Belgium||Belgium 37|
|Davit Khujadze||Georgia||Georgia 23|
|Maria Elena Kyriakou||Cyprus||Cyprus 31|
|Ithaka Maria||Estonia||Estonia 23|
|Aliona Munteanu||Moldova||Moldova 20|
|Aida Nikolaychuk||Ukraine||Ukraine 38|
|Julia Parshuta||Belarus||Belarus 33|
- 20 countries will take part in the first semi-final
- Hungary, Poland and Switzerland will vote in this semi-final.
- The ten countries in this semi-final with the highest scoring points, according to the votes from each voting country, qualifies for the Grand Final.
- The 10 qualifiers were announced on October 31, 2015.
|01||Greece||Greek||Ilias Vrettos||"Kai Petao Psila"||And I Fly High||18||38|
|02||Kazakhstan||Kazakh||Lashyn||"Zhasa, Tugan Zherim"||Take My Native Land||1||108|
|03||Kosovo||Albanian||Dhurata Dora||"Ti Don"||You Want||10||75|
|04||Austria||French||Zoë||"Danse Avec Moi"||Dance With Me||12||66|
|05||Israel||English||Ilan Peled||"Denis Denis (What Will Be With You?)"||—||7||83|
|06||Ukraine||Russian||Aida Nikolaychuk||"Korotkiye Gudki"||Short Beeps||6||92|
|07||Belgium||English||Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Devy||"Reality"||—||13||63|
|08||Czech Republic||English||Markéta Irglová||"The Leading Bird"||—||16||49|
|09||Egypt||English, Arabic||Tamer Hosny feat. Akon||"Welcome To The Life"||—||20||23|
|10||Finland||English||Krista Siegfrids||"Better On My Own"||—||4||98|
|12||Serbia||Serbian||Saša Kapor feat. Sandra Afrika||"Oči Plave"||Blue Eyes||19||26|
|13||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnian, Spanish||Enela feat. Iggie Q||"Un Poco Loca"||A Little Bit Crazy||9||75|
|15||Malta||English||Ira Losco||"Dead Or Alive"||—||15||52|
|16||Northern Ireland||English||Markus Feehily||"Butterfly"||—||8||80|
|17||Spain||Spanish, English||Alvaro Soler feat. Jennifer Lopez||"El Mismo Sol"||The Same Sun||5||94|
|18||Lithuania||Lithuanian||Monika Linkytė||"Po Dangum"||After The Sky||14||52|
|20||Moldova||Romanian||Aliona Moon||"Loc Pentru Dragoste"||Place For Love||3||102|
- 20 countries will take part in the second semi-final
- England, France and Sweden will vote in this semi-final.
- The ten countries in this semi-final with the highest scoring points, according to the votes from each voting country, qualifies for the Grand Final.
- The 10 qualifiers were announced on November 8, 2015.
|01||Italy||English||Michele Bravi||"The Days"||—||19||36|
|02||Lebanon||Arabic, English||Anthony Touma feat. Mohamed Attia||"Kol Leila"||Every Night||17||37|
|03||Denmark||English||Ericka Jane||"Favorite Lie"||—||3||108|
|05||Estonia||Estonian||Ithaka Maria||"Palume Lavale"||Please on stage||6||82|
|07||Armenia||English||Iveta Mukuchyan||"Simple Like A Flower"||—||18||37|
|08||Algeria||French||Sindy||"Aïe Aïe Aïe"||Ouch Ouch Ouch||12||61|
|09||Norway||English||Kygo feat. Parson James||"Stole The Show"||—||2||114|
|10||Russia||Russian||Sergey Lazarev||"Eto Vso Ona"||It's All She||13||59|
|11||Portugal||Portuguese||David Carreira||"Primeira Dama"||First Lady||8||77|
|13||Belarus||English||Julia Parshuta||"Most Wanted"||—||16||38|
|15||Turkey||Turkish||Gülşen||"Dan Dan"||Bang Bang||20||35|
|16||Latvia||English||Aminata||"Leave My Love Bleeding"||—||11||62|
|17||Scotland||English||Calvin Harris & Disciples||"How Deep Is Your Love"||—||1||131|
|18||Faroe Islands||English||Sada Vidoo||"Love Is A Battlefield"||—||4||102|
|20||Cyprus||Greek||Maria Elena Kyriakou||"Xoris Esena"||Without You||10||68|
The twenty-six finalists are:
- the Big 6 countries.
- the top ten countries from the first semi-final.
- the top ten countries from the second semi-final.
|01||Kazakhstan||Kazakh||Lashyn||"Zhasa, Tugan Zherim"||Take My Native Land||4||149|
|02||Kosovo||Albanian||Dhurata Dora||"Ti Don"||You Want||6||127|
|04||Norway||English||Kygo feat. Parson James||"Stole The Show"||—||17||86|
|05||Northern Ireland||English||Markus Feehily||"Butterfly"||—||15||91|
|06||Portugal||Portuguese||David Carreira||"Primeira Dama"||First Lady||16||91|
|07||England||English||Little Mix||"Love Me Like You"||—||2||167|
|09||France||French, English||Louane||"Nos Secrets"||Our Secrets||19||82|
|10||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnian, Spanish||Enela feat. Iggie Q||"Un Poco Loca"||A Little Bit Crazy||24||66|
|11||Estonia||Estonian||Ithaka Maria||"Palume Lavale"||Please on stage||21||80|
|12||Denmark||English||Ericka Jane||"Favorite Lie"||—||5||139|
|13||Cyprus||Greek||Maria Elena Kyriakou||"Xoris Esena"||Without You||22||68|
|14||Scotland||English||Calvin Harris & Disciples||"How Deep Is Your Love"||—||1||180|
|15||Hungary||English||Viktor Király feat. DMC||"Running Out Of Time"||—||26||50|
|17||Spain||Spanish, English||Alvaro Soler feat. Jennifer Lopez||"El Mismo Sol"||The Same Sun||7||126|
|18||Israel||English||Ilan Peled||"Denis Denis (What Will Be With You?)"||—||13||98|
|19||Moldova||Romanian||Aliona Moon||"Loc Pentru Dragoste"||Place For Love||12||112|
|21||Finland||English||Krista Siegfrids||"Better On My Own"||—||18||84|
|22||Ukraine||Russian||Aida Nikolaychuk||"Korotkiye Gudki"||Short Beeps||11||113|
|23||Poland||Polish||Lanberry||"Podpalimy Swiat"||Set The World On Fire||10||115|
|25||Faroe Islands||English||Sada Vidoo||"Love Is A Battlefield"||—||14||92|
|Semi-final 1 Voting|
Rest of the World
|20||Bosnia and Herzegovina||4|
12 points awarded in the first semifinal
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|
|1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Switzerland|
|Semi-final 2 Voting|
Rest of the World
12 points awarded in the second semifinal
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, Rest of the World, Slovenia|
|3||Denmark||Netherlands, Norway, Scotland|
|Norway||England, Italy, Wales|
|Faroe Islands||Belarus, Estonia|
|Grand Final Voting|
Rest of the World
|25||Bosnia and Herzegovina||11|
12 points awarded in the grand final
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|
|Faroe Islands||Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Northern Ireland||Italy, Serbia|
|1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Belgium|
- Hatice Şendil
- Marla Blumenblatt
- María Benítez (Spanish representative at the 16th, 23rd and 32nd editions, Andorran representative at the 18th edition)
- Philippe Etchebest
- Dominique Gisin
- Olivier Dion
- Sasha Lopez (Moldovian representative at the 18th and 39th editions)
- Nina Đurđević
- Konstantinos Xristoforou
- Gëzim Gashi
- Serenay Sarıkaya
- Marina Diamandis (Welsh representative at the 5th, 7th, 10th, 26th and 29th editions, Greek representative at the 18th and 36th editions)
- Elaiza Band
- Sarsa Markiewicz (Polish representative and winner of the 40th edition)
- Adrienn Szőke (Hungarian representative at the 40th edition)
- Gabrielle Leithaug (Norwegian representative at the 12th edition)
- Rennata Kralevska (Macedonia representative at the 12th, 23rd and 35th editions)
- Irina Antonenko
- 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)
- Patricija Belousova
- Yityish Titi Aynaw
- Eivør Pálsdóttir (Danish representative at the 1st edition, Faroese representative at the 27th edition)
- Olivia Ortiz
- Diana Miro (Ukrainian representative at the 40th edition)
- Mohamed Monir
- Katie Melua
- Stig Rästa
- Rayhon Gʻaniyeva (Uzbek representative at the 26th, 29th, 35th and 39th editions)
- Nina Kraljić
- Natalie Gauci
- Stine Hjelm Jacobsen (Danish representative and winner of the 16th edition, part of the group Electric Lady Lab)
- Dino Merlin (Bosnian representative at the 4th edition)
- Sara Chafak
- Sandra Kim
- Virginio Simonelli
- Nick Grimshaw
- Kim Kardashian
- Dinah Nah (Swedish representative at the 40th edition)
- 23px Nikol Čechová
- Keith Getty
- Viktoria Modesta
- Ana Ivanović
- Roos-Anne Hans
- Makpal Isabekoba (Kazakh representative at the 30th edition)
- Maya Diab
- Alyona Lanskaya (Belarusian representative at the 13th, 29th and 38th editions)
- Monika Lewczuk
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Luxembourg — On October 2, 2015 RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg announced that they don't want to return to the contest.
- Monaco — On October 1, 2015 the HoD announced that the country would not be participating in the contest because of financial reasons.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|Own Eurovision Song Contest: Katowice 41|
|Compilation album by Own Eurovision Song Contest|
|Released||October 18, 2015|
|Label||Own Eurovision Song Contest|
|Own Eurovision Song Contest chronology|
The first CD contains 23 singles.
|1.||"Simple Like A Flower" ( Armenia)||Iveta Mukuchyan||4:04|
|2.||"Danse Avec Moi" ( Austria)||Zoë||3:30|
|3.||"Un Poco Loca" ( Bosnia and Herzegovina)||Enela feat. Iggie Q||3:06|
|4.||"Reality" ( Belgium)||Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Devy||2:39|
|5.||"Most Wanted" ( Belarus)||Julia Parshuta||3:10|
|6.||"Movies" ( Switzerland)||Rykka||3:12|
|7.||"Xoris Esena (Χωρίς Εσένα)" ( Cyprus)||Maria Elena Kyriakou||3:26|
|8.||"The Leading Bird" (18px Czech Republic)||Markéta Irglová||4:35|
|9.||"Eureka" ( Germany)||Leslie Clio||3:28|
|10.||"Favorite Lie" ( Denmark)||Ericka Jane||3:36|
|11.||"Aïe Aïe Aïe" ( Algeria)||Sindy||2:48|
|12.||"Palume Lavale" ( Estonia)||Ithaka Maria||3:16|
|13.||"Welcome To The Life" ( Egypt)||Tamer Hosny feat. Akon||3:58|
|14.||"Love Me Like You" ( England)||Little Mix||3:16|
|15.||"El Mismo Sol" ( Spain)||Alvaro Soler feat. Jennifer Lopez||3:09|
|16.||"Better On My Own" ( Finland)||Krista Siegfrids||3:41|
|17.||"Love Is A Battlefield" ( Faroe Islands)||Sada Vidoo||3:32|
|18.||"Nos Secrets" ( France)||Louane||3:32|
|19.||"Flashing Lights" ( Georgia)||Dato||3:08|
|20.||"Kai Petao Psila (Και Πετάω Ψηλά)" ( Greece)||Ilias Vrettos||4:06|
|21.||"Šok" ( Croatia)||Učiteljice||3:29|
|22.||"Running Out Of Time" ( Hungary)||Viktor Király feat. DMC||3:13|
|23.||"Denis Denis (What will be with you?)" ( Israel)||Ilan Peled||2:58|
The second CD contains the last 23 singles.
|1.||"The Days" ( Italy)||Michele Bravi||3:19|
|2.||"Zhasa, Tugan Zherim (Жаса, туған Жерім)" ( Kazakhstan)||Lashyn||3:51|
|3.||"Kol Leila (كل ليلة)" ( Lebanon)||Anthony Touma feat. Mohamed Attia||3:12|
|4.||"Po Dangum" ( Lithuania)||Monika Linkytė||3:51|
|5.||"Leave My Love Bleeding" ( Latvia)||Aminata||3:20|
|6.||"Loc Pentru Dragoste" ( Moldova)||Aliona Moon||3:10|
|7.||"Gola (голи)" ( Macedonia)||Darko Ilievski||3:20|
|8.||"Dead Or Alive" ( Malta)||Ira Losco||4:06|
|9.||"Butterfly" ( Northern Ireland)||Markus Feehily||3:45|
|10.||"Finding Neverland" ( Netherlands)||Teske||3:38|
|11.||"Stole The Show" ( Norway)||Kygo feat. Parson James||3:43|
|12.||"Podpalimy Swiat" ( Poland)||Lanberry||3:48|
|13.||"Primeira Dama" ( Portugal)||David Carreira||3:05|
|14.||"Oči Plave" ( Serbia)||Saša Kapor feat. Sandra Afrika||3:19|
|15.||"Eto Vso Ona (Это всё она)" ( Russia)||Sergey Lazarev||3:46|
|16.||"How Deep Is Your Love" ( Scotland)||Calvin Harris & Disciples||3:30|
|17.||"Friendly Fire" ( Sweden)||Velvet||3:10|
|18.||"Living Again" ( Slovenia)||Maraaya||3:22|
|19.||"Dan Dan" ( Turkey)||Gülşen||3:16|
|20.||"Korotkiye gudki (Короткие гудки)" ( Ukraine)||Aida Nikolaychuk||3:32|
|21.||"Dona (Дона)" ( Uzbekistan)||Nilufar Usmonova||3:10|
|22.||"Thunder" ( Wales)||Leona Lewis||3:41|
|23.||"Ti Don" ( Kosovo)||Dhurata Dora||3:13|
- 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
|1||Scotland||"How Deep Is Your Love"||Calvin Harris & Disciples||10,9 %||1st, 180 points|
|2||Kosovo||"Ti Don"||Dhurata Dora||7,6 %||6th, 127 points|
|3||Denmark||"Favorite Lie"||Ericka Jane||6,5 %||5th, 139 points|
|4||Switzerland||"Movies"||Rykka||6,5 %||3rd, 152 points|
|5||Wales||"Thunder"||Leona Lewis||5,4 %||23rd, 66 points|
- Best Non-Finalist
|1||Lithuania||"Po Dangum"||Monika Linkytė||14,93%||14th, 52 points|
|2||Belgium||"Reality"||Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Devy||10,45%||13th, 63 points|
|3||Uzbekistan||"Dona"||Nilufar Usmonova||10,45%||11th, 67 points|
|4||Austria||"Danse Avec Moi"||Zoë||8,96%||12th, 66 points|
|5||Armenia||"Simple Like A Flower"||Iveta Mukuchyan||7,46%||18th, 37 points|