| 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 took 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 consisted 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.
For more details on the host country, see Poland.
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 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.|
|Poznań||INEA Stadion||43,269||Is an association football stadium in Poznań, Poland.|
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.
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.
|01||Greece||Ilias Vrettos||"Kai petao psila"||18||38|
|02||Kazakhstan||Lashyn||"Zhasa, tugan zherim"||1||108|
|03||Kosovo||Dhurata Dora||"Ti don"||10||75|
|04||Austria||Zoë||"Danse avec moi"||12||66|
|05||Israel||Ilan Peled||"Denis Denis (What Will Be With You?)"||7||83|
|06||Ukraine||Aida Nikolaychuk||"Korotkiye gudki"||6||92|
|07||Belgium||Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Devy||"Reality"||13||63|
|08||Czech Republic||Markéta Irglová||"The Leading Bird"||16||49|
|09||Egypt||Tamer Hosny feat. Akon||"Welcome To The Life"||20||23|
|10||Finland||Krista Siegfrids||"Better On My Own"||4||98|
|12||Serbia||Saša Kapor feat. Sandra Afrika||"Oči plave"||19||26|
|13||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Enela feat. Iggie Q||"Un poco loca"||9||75|
|15||Malta||Ira Losco||"Dead Or Alive"||15||52|
|16||Northern Ireland||Markus Feehily||"Butterfly"||8||80|
|17||Spain||Alvaro Soler feat. Jennifer Lopez||"El mismo sol"||5||94|
|18||Lithuania||Monika Linkytė||"Po dangum"||14||52|
|20||Moldova||Aliona Moon||"Loc pentru dragoste"||3||102|
|01||Italy||Michele Bravi||"The Days"||19||36|
|02||Lebanon||Anthony Touma feat. Mohamed Attia||"Kol Leila"||17||37|
|03||Denmark||Ericka Jane||"Favorite Lie"||3||108|
|05||Estonia||Ithaka Maria||"Palume lavale"||6||82|
|07||Armenia||Iveta Mukuchyan||"Simple Like A Flower"||18||37|
|08||Algeria||Sindy||"Aïe aïe aïe"||12||61|
|09||Norway||Kygo feat. Parson James||"Stole The Show"||2||114|
|10||Russia||Sergey Lazarev||"Eto vso ona"||13||59|
|11||Portugal||David Carreira||"Primeira dama"||8||77|
|13||Belarus||Julia Parshuta||"Most Wanted"||16||38|
|16||Latvia||Aminata||"Leave My Love Bleeding"||11||62|
|17||Scotland||Calvin Harris & Disciples||"How Deep Is Your Love"||1||131|
|18||Faroe Islands||Sada Vidoo||"Love Is A Battlefield"||4||102|
|20||Cyprus||Maria Elena Kyriakou||"Xoris esena"||10||68|
|01||Kazakhstan||Lashyn||"Zhasa, tugan zherim"||4||149|
|02||Kosovo||Dhurata Dora||"Ti don"||6||127|
|04||Norway||Kygo feat. Parson James||"Stole The Show"||17||86|
|05||Northern Ireland||Markus Feehily||"Butterfly"||15||91|
|06||Portugal||David Carreira||"Primeira dama"||16||91|
|07||England||Little Mix||"Love Me Like You"||2||167|
|10||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Enela feat. Iggie Q||"Un poco loca"||24||66|
|11||Estonia||Ithaka Maria||"Palume lavale"||21||80|
|12||Denmark||Ericka Jane||"Favorite Lie"||5||139|
|13||Cyprus||Maria Elena Kyriakou||"Xoris esena"||22||68|
|14||Scotland||Calvin Harris & Disciples||"How Deep Is Your Love"||1||180|
|15||Hungary||Viktor Király feat. DMC||"Running Out Of Time"||26||50|
|17||Spain||Alvaro Soler feat. Jennifer Lopez||"El mismo sol"||7||126|
|18||Israel||Ilan Peled||"Denis Denis (What Will Be With You?)"||13||98|
|19||Moldova||Aliona Moon||"Loc pentru dragoste"||12||112|
|21||Finland||Krista Siegfrids||"Better On My Own"||18||84|
|22||Ukraine||Aida Nikolaychuk||"Korotkiye gudki"||11||113|
|25||Faroe Islands||Sada Vidoo||"Love Is A Battlefield"||14||92|
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|
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|
|Faroe Islands||Belarus, Estonia|
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)
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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|