|Mysterious Song Contest 23|
Peace & Love
|Final dates||27th August 2015|
|Venue||Olympic Indoor Arena|
|Presenter(s)|| Polina Gagarina|
|Executive supervisor||Llemian Faregoer|
|Host||Channel One Russia|
|Opening act|| Sergey Lazarev|
|Interval act|| Alex Sparrow|
|Number of entries||31|
|Debuting countries|| Seychelles|
|Returning countries|| Åland Islands|
|Withdrawing countries|| Albania|
|Voting system||Each country awarded 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs.|
|Mysterious Song Contest|
Mysterious Song Contest welcomes the world to Russia for the 23rd Edition.
The Mysterious Song Contest #23 will be the 23rd edition of the annual Mysterious Song Contest. It will take place in the Olympic Indoor Arena, located in Moscow, Russia, following the country's victory at the 22nd edition with Sergey Lazarev performing "7 Wonders". This will be the first time the city hosts the event.
The contest is scheduled to consist of 2 semi finals and finally the grand final, with unofficial dates for the semi finals being 15th August 2015 and the grand final being 20th August 2015. As of 11th August 2015, 32 countries have announced their participation in the contest.
Channel One Russia, announced on 5th August 2015 that their first choice as host arena for the Contest was the Olympic Indoor Arena in Moscow. However other cities and arenas were still able to apply. After Russia's win in New York, those making a bid had approximately three days to submit their offer to Channel One.
The Olympic Indoor Arena in Moscow, which has a capacity of approximately 25,000 attendees, was announced as the host venue on 9th August 2015. This will be the Arena's first hosting of the contest.
On 10th August 2015, Channel One announced that Polina Gagarina and Dina Garipova will be the host/s of the 23rd contest. Alexey Vorobyov will host in the Green Room.
The competition will consist of two semi-finals and a final, a format which has been rarely used in the contest. The ten countries with the highest scores in each semi-final will qualify to the grand final where they will join the host nation Russia.
EDIT:- Due to changes in Semi Final 2 it was lately decided that 11 from Semi Final 1 and 09 from Semi Final 2 with the highest scores would qualify to the grand final.
Each participating country had their own national jury/HoD. Each member of a respective nation's jury is required to rank every song, except that of their own country, to produce an overall ranking from first to last place. The song which scored the highest overall rank received 12 points, while the tenth-best ranked song received 1 point.
Semi-final allocation drawEdit
The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 11 August 2015. The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalist Russia. The countries were split into two pots which would either be semi final 1 or semi final 2. Then a random generator was used to allocate countries into the running order. The results were as follows:
It was decided that Russia would vote in both semi final to make the results fair and even for all participants in the edition.
The following countries have confirmed their participation into the contest.
At a last minute arrival, Japan regained interest into the contest showing interest and completing MBU requirements.
- Participating Countries
- Withdrawing Countries
We welcome back some artists who have previous joined us in MSC.
Semi Final 1Edit
16 Countries are participating in this Semi Final with Russia voting as the automatic qualifier of this edition. The top 11 countries that score the highest number of points will qualify to the grand final
|01||Italy||Benji & Fede||Tutta D'Un Fiato||07||069|
|02||Switzerland||DJ Antoine feat. Akon||Holiday||03||087|
|03||Netherlands||Claudia De Breij||Mag Ik Dan Bij Jou||13||038|
|04||Canada||Bynon & Domeno ft. Alice Berg vs Dannic||Golden Hearts||10||064|
|07||Venezuela||Romina Palmisano||Hazme Volar||11||061|
|08||New Zealand||Brooke Duff||Till The End||02||089|
|09||Hungary||Fehérvári Gábor Alfréd||Mary Joe||06||073|
|10||Egypt||Khaled Selim||Ad'y Aleik||12||044|
|11||Vietnam||Đông Nhi||Bad Boy||09||065|
|12||Taiwan||Weather Girls||Hey Boy, Ueishenmo?||08||069|
|13||Finland||Anna Abreu||Ivory Tower||04||083|
|14||Norway||Ane Brun||Darling To Love||16||014|
|16||Belgium||Helmut Lotti||From Russia With Love||15||027|
Semi Final 2Edit
14 Countries are participating in this Semi Final with Russia voting as the automatic qualifier of this edition. The top 09 countries that score the highest number of points will qualify to the grand final
|01||France||Maude||Love Is What You Make Of It||05||074|
|03||Japan||Ken Hirai ft. Namie Amuro||Grotesque||06||074|
|04||Moldova||Nicoleta Nuca||Nu Sunt||07||071|
|05||Seychelles||Chicco Martino & Daniella||Pou Toujour||13||022|
|06||Denmark||Nabiha||Mind The Gap||03||081|
|07||Faroe Islands||Danny & The Veetos||Sunnukvøld Í Mai||12||043|
|08||Åland Islands||Miriam Bryant||Dragon||11||052|
|09||United States||Karmin||Didn't You Know||01||088|
|14||Sweden||Ida LaFontaine||Shut Up And Kiss Me||04||075|
This is how the votes were scored in each Semi Final.
- Voter was replaced
21 Countries will create the grand final. 11 from Semi Final 1, 09 from Semi Final 2 and Russia
|01||France||Maude||Love Is What You Make Of It||16||064|
|02||United States||Karmin||Didn't You Know||11||085|
|03||Switzerland||DJ Antoine feat. Akon||Holiday||09||094|
|04||Russia||Yin - Yang||Do Not Let Go Of My Hand||17||063|
|06||Denmark||Nabiha||Mind The Gap||08||095|
|07||Canada||Bynon & Domeno ft. Alice Berg vs Dannic||Golden Hearts||03||122|
|08||Venezuela||Romina Palmisano||Hazme Volar||07||099|
|09||Finland||Anna Abreu||Ivory Tower||13||080|
|14||New Zealand||Brooke Duff||Till The End||05||107|
|15||Japan||Ken Hirai ft. Namie Amuro||Grotesque||06||105|
|16||Taiwan||Weather Girls||Hey Boy, Ueishenmo?||20||048|
|17||Italy||Benji & Fede||Tutta D'Un Fiato||21||044|
|18||Sweden||Ida LaFontaine||Shut Up And Kiss Me||15||066|
|19||Hungary||Fehérvári Gábor Alfréd||Mary Joe||18||059|
|20||Moldova||Nicoleta Nuca||Nu Sunt||10||087|
|21||Vietnam||Đông Nhi||Bad Boy||14||073|
Here is how the world voted in the grand final.
- Voter was replaced