|Mysterious Song Contest 25|
|Semi-finals dates||26/27th October 2015|
|Final dates||08 November 2015|
|Venue||Teresa Carreño Theater|
|Presenter(s)|| Marjorie De Sousa|
|Executive supervisor||Llemian Faregoer|
|Opening act|| Aldrey|
|Number of entries||38|
|Debuting countries|| Argentina|
|Returning countries|| Albania|
|Withdrawing countries|| France|
|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 Venezuela for the 25th Edition.
The Mysterious Song Contest #25 will be the 25th edition of the annual Mysterious Song Contest. It will take place in the Teresa Carreño Theater, located in Caracas, Venezuela, following the country's victory at the 24th edition with Aldrey performing "Mirate". 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 26th October 2015 and the grand final being 08th November 2015. As of 17th October 2015, 38 countries have announced their participation in the contest, this is the biggest number of participant competing in Mysterious Song Contest since edition #23 where 31 countries took part.
Venevisión Venezuela, announced on 15th October 2015 that their first choice as host arena for the Contest was the Teresa Carreño Theater in Caracas. However other cities and arenas were still able to apply. After Venezuela's win in Ljubljana, those making a bid had approximately three days to submit their offer to Venevisión.
The Teresa Carreño Theater in Caracas, which has a capacity of approximately 2,900 attendees, was announced as the host venue on 18th October 2015. This will be the Arena's first hosting of the contest.
On 18th October 2015, Venevisión announced that Marjorie De Sousa and Lele Pons will be the host/s of the 25th contest. Gaby Espino 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 11 countries with the highest scores in each semi-final will qualify to the grand final where they will join the top 3 countries from the previous edition Egypt, Sweden and the host nation Venezuela .
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.
The following countries have confirmed their participation into the contest.
- Participating Countries
- Withdrawing Countries
We welcome back some artists who have previous joined us in MSC.
- Austria Conchita Wurst [Prev. #09. #20]
- Denmark Emmelie De Forest [Prev. #05, #09]
- Germany Glasperlenspiel [Prev. Liechtenstein #19]
- Italy Annalisa [Prev. #22]
- Lithuania Vaidas Baumila [Prev. #20]
- Morocco Samira Said [Prev. #05,#06,#08,#09,#10,#12,#13,#14,#15,#16,#24]
Semi-final allocation drawEdit
The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 25th October 2015. The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists Egypt, Sweden and Venezuela. 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 Venezuela and Sweden would vote in semi final #01 and for Egypt to vote in semi final #02. This was to assure to make the results fair and even for all participants in the edition.
Semi Final 1Edit
18 Countries are participating in this Semi Final with Venezuela and Sweden voting as 2 of the 3 automatic qualifiers of this edition. The top 11 countries that score the highest number of points will qualify to the grand final.
Semi Final 2Edit
17 Countries are participating in this Semi Final with Egypt voting as 1 of the 3 automatic qualifier of this edition. The top 11 countries that score the highest number of points will qualify to the grand final
|03||Poland||Sylwia Grzeszczak||Tamta Dziewczyna|
This was the running order for the Grand Final
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final:
|N.||Country||Nations Scoring 12 points|
Voting & SpokespeopleEdit
This is the order of how the votes were released and the spokesperson from each country
01. Armenia Silva Hakobyan (An Armenian singer)
02. Norway Thomas Liden (A Norwegian model)
03. Romania Daniela Crudu (A Romanian model)
04. Venezuela Marger Sealey (A Venezuelan singer, songwriter, and actress)
05. Dominican Republic Amelia Vega (a Dominican singer, charity worker and beauty queen)
06. United States Rachel Plattern (An American singer and songwriter)
07. Philippines Gerphil-Geraldine Flores (A Filipino-German singer)
08. Israel Harel Skaat (An Israeli singer and songwriter)
09. Russia Sergey Lazarev (A Russian singer, dancer and actor)
10. Czech Republic Ewa Farna (A Polish-Czech pop-rock singer)
11. Lithuania Marius Jampolskis (A Lithuanian actor and TV host)
12. Australia Kasey Chambers (An Australian country singer-songwriter)
13. Italy Laura Pausini (An Italian pop singer-songwriter and record producer)
14. South Korea Dami Im (A Korean-Australian singer and songwriter)
15. Belgium Peter Van de Veire (a well-known Belgian radio personality)
16. Morocco Mona Amarsha (A Moroccan singer)
17. Egypt Khaled Selim (A Egyptian singer)
18. Finland Tarja Turunen (A Finnish singer-songwriter)
19. Poland Lukas Josef Podolski (A Polish born German footballer)
20. Brazil Paolla Oliveira (a Brazilian television and film actress)
21. Sweden Tove Lo (A Swedish singer and songwriter)
22. Denmark Tomas N'evergreen (A Danish pop singer)
23. Albania Inva Mula (An Albanian opera lyric soprano and Actress)
24. Taiwan Godfrey Gao (A Taiwanese-born Canadian model and actor)
25. Iran Ramin Karimloo (An Iranian-Canadian actor and singer)
26. Japan Perfume (A Japanese pop girl group)
27. Jamaica Usain Bolt (A Jamaican sprinter)
28. Hungary Barbara Palvin (A Hungarian fashion model and actress)
29. Netherlands Martin Garrix (A Dutch DJ, composer, musician and record producer
30. Ukraine Maria Efrosinina (A Ukrainian television host)
31. Germany Andreas Bourani (A German singer-songwriter)
32. UK Alan Carr (An English comedian and television personality)
33. Mexico Lupita Nyong'o (A Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director)
34. Switzerland Roger Federer (A Swiss professional tennis player)
35. Argentina Facundo Gambandé (An Argentine actor and singer)
36. Kazakhstan Alan Buribayev (A Kazakh conductor)
37. Croatia Alen Halilović (A Croatian professional footballer)
38. Austria Cornelia Mooswalder (An Austrian singer)
This is how the votes were scored in each Semi Final.
- Voter was replaced
Here is how the world voted in the grand final.
- Voter was replaced