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Universong 73
"Feel the empire"
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Date

17 December 2014 - 12 January 2015

Host city

New York, USA.png United States

Participants

54

Debuting countries

Hong Kong.png Hong Kong

Returning countries

Algeria.png Algeria, Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan, Indonesia.png Indonesia, Malta.png Malta, New Zealand.png New Zealand, San Marino.png San Marino, Wales.png Wales

Withdrawing countries

Angola.png Angola, Belarus.png Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ecuador.png Ecuador, Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands, North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Lesotho.png Lesotho, Panama.png Panama, Peru.png Peru, Philippines.png Philippines, Switzerland.png Switzerland, Thailand.png Thailand, Ukraine.png Ukraine

Winner

Russia.png Russia
Sergey Lazarev
"7 cifr"

Timeline

◄ Ohrid 72 Eurovision Heart.png St. Petersburg 74 ►

Universong 73 was the 73rd edition of the Universong Contest, held in New York City, New York, U.S.A., after the winning of Carrie Underwood in Ohrid, FYR Macedonia with the song "Something in the water". The contest was held from December 17th, 2014 to January 12th, 2015.

The biggest favourite to win was Russia, with the song "7 cifr" by Russian superstar Sergey Lazarev. He eventually won the contest with a total of 222 points (50 points ahead over runner-up South Africa) and eleven 12 points. Germany, Finland and Greece completed the top 5.

Semifinal 1

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Poland.png Poland Justyna Steczkowska "Kochankowie syreny" 13 38
02 Romania.png Romania Lora "Arde" 8 67
03 Italy.png Italy Ilaria "My name" 17 29
04 Lithuania.png Lithuania Edgaras Lubys "Karnavalas baiges" 4 82
05 Netherlands.png Netherlands Emmaly Brown "Stay or go" 12 45
06 Canada.png Canada Alee "Only the strong survive" 3 83
07 Monaco.png Monaco Cedric Gervais ft. Ali Tamposi "Love again" 9 66
08 Latvia.png Latvia Katrine Lukins "Find you" 6 74
09 Moldova.png Moldova Cristina Croitoru "Fight for this love" 14 38
10 Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Elis "Save me" 15 36
11 Finland.png Finland Amberian Dawn "Magical forest" 2 89
12 Ireland.png Ireland Enya "May it be" 11 57
13 Russia.png Russia Sergey Lazarev "7 cifr" 1 151
14 Chile.png Chile Neven Ilic "Bad" 7 72
15 Vietnam.png Vietnam Dong Nhi "Bad boy" 10 62
16 Belgium.png Belgium Absynthe Minded "Envoi" 16 32
17 Brazil.png Brazil Paula Fernandes "Passaro de fogo" 5 81

Semifinal 2

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Germany.png Germany Tim Peters "Awake" 1 116
02 Scotland.png Scotland Twin Atlantic "Brothers and sisters" 5 83
03 New Zealand.png New Zealand Broods "Never gonna change" 6 79
04 Denmark.png Denmark Christopher "Crazy" 15 39
05 England.png England Ivy & Gold "The town" 3 91
06 Croatia.png Croatia Jelena Rozga "Tsunami" 9 63
07 Sweden.png Sweden Sanna Nielsen "Rainbow" 13 47
08 Australia.png Australia Dami Im "Super love" 2 99
09 Spain.png Spain Auryn "Saturday I'm in love" 16 32
10 Mexico.png Mexico Belinda ft. Juan Magan & Lápiz Conciente "Si no te quisiera" 14 40
11 Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Linda Teodosiu "Alive" 7 76
12 San Marino.png San Marino Modà "Nuvole di rock" 17 16
13 Iceland.png Iceland Unnur Eggerts "Vid stingum af" 8 68
14 Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Sherman Cheng "She's not you" 12 52
15 Cyprus.png Cyprus Polina Christodoulou "Thema hronou" 10 60
16 Wales.png Wales Marina and the Diamonds "Froot" 4 86
17 Serbia.png Serbia Amadeus Band "Nije svejedno" 11 55

Semifinal 3

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Lebanon.png Lebanon Elissa "Hob kol hayati" 15 29
02 Argentina.png Argentina Fernando Dente & Agustina Vera "Yo sabía" 13 34
03 Indonesia.png Indonesia Project Pop "Ingatlah ari ini" 16 8
04 Algeria.png Algeria Zaho

ft. Florent Mohe

"Mon combat" 5 77
05 Greece.png Greece Despina Vandi "Kane kati" 2 135
06 Estonia.png Estonia Mari Leen "Opetaja" 14 29
07 Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Andes ft. James Walsh "Een dag meer" 9 59
08 Malta.png Malta Wintermoods "Walk on by" 17 7
09 China.png China SingerSen "Drunk" 12 37
10 Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Rilaya "Saf" 1 138
11 Turkey.png Turkey Kendi "Beyaz sevda" 7 75
12 France.png France Black M "Sur ma route" 4 102
13 Norway.png Norway Broiler

ft. Anna Bergendahl

"For you" 8 73
14 South Africa.png South Africa Monark "Build it up" 3 121
15 Portugal.png Portugal David Carreira "What life is for" 10 54
16 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Danny Levan "Don't say goodbye" 11 49
17 Hungary.png Hungary Pal Denes "A szeltol ovsz" 6 75

Grand Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Australia.png Australia Dami Im "Super love" 6 143
02 Wales.png Wales Marina and the Diamonds "Froot" 15 96
03 France.png France Black M "Sur ma route" 18 86
04 Chile.png Chile Neven Ilic "Bad" 16 95
05 Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Linda Teodosiu "Alive" 22 69
06 Russia.png Russia Sergey Lazarev "7 cifr" 1 222
07 Israel.png Israel Sarit Hadad "Kshe halev boche" 19 80
08 Algeria.png Algeria Zaho ft. Florent Mohe "Mon combat" 10 125
09 Greece.png Greece Despina Vandi "Kane kati" 5 149
10 England.png England Ivy & Gold "The town" 8 130
11 Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Rilaya "Saf" 7 136
12 New Zealand.png New Zealand Broods "Never gonna change" 13 116
13 Romania.png Romania Lora "Arde" 21 73
14 Finland.png Finland Amberian Dawn "Magical Forest" 4 157
15 Turkey.png Turkey Kendi "Beyaz sevda" 25 65
16 Slovenia.png Slovenia Ines Erbus "Moje oci plave" 26 61
17 Scotland.png Scotland Twin Atlantic "Brothers and sisters" 12 120
18 Germany.png Germany Tim Peters "Awake" 3 166
19 Brazil.png Brazil Paula Fernandes "Passaro de fogo" 11 124
20 Hungary.png Hungary Pal Denes "A szeltol ovsz" 27 55
21 Canada.png Canada Alee "Only the strong survive" 24 65
22 USA.png United States Lady Gaga "Gypsy" 23 67
23 South Africa.png South Africa Monark "Build it up" 2 172
24 Lithuania.png Lithuania Edgaras Lubys "Karnavalas baiges" 14 98
25 Iceland.png Iceland Unnur Eggerts "Vid stingum af" 20 73
26 Latvia.png Latvia Katrine Lukins "Find you" 17 87
27 Norway.png Norway Broiler ft. Anna Bergendahl "For you" 9 128

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous participations
Zaho Algeria.png Algeria USC 64
Dami Im Australia.png Australia USC 61
Jelena Rozga Croatia.png Croatia USC 24, USC 37, USC 51, USC 64
Elis Czech Republic.png Czech Republic USC 68
Christopher Denmark.png Denmark USC 43 (for the Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands, with Molly Sandén), USC 55 (for the Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands)
Despina Vandi Greece.png Greece USC 12, USC 31, USC 60, USC 61
Unnur Eggerts Iceland.png Iceland USC 52
Enya Ireland.png Ireland USC 47
Sarit Hadad Israel.png Israel USC 10, USC 47, USC 60
Elissa Lebanon.png Lebanon USC 58, USC 68
Winter Moods Malta.png Malta USC 01, USC 03
Belinda Mexico.png Mexico USC 13, USC 23, USC 70 (with J Balvin and Vein)
Sergey Lazarev Russia.png Russia USC 39, USC 50, USC 68
Modà San Marino.png San Marino USC 39 (for the Vatican City.png Vatican City, with Emma Marrone)
Sanna Nielsen Sweden.png Sweden USC 31
Lady Gaga USA.png United States USC 09
Marina and the Diamonds Wales.png Wales USC 11, USC 38, USC 40, USC 47
Editions of the Universong Contest
Universong 1 - Zwolle 2 - Linz 3 - Bucharest 4 - The Hague 5 - Motala 6 - Reykjavik 7 - Valletta 8 - The Hague 9 - Cork 10 - Bucharest 11 - Malmö 12 - Bruges 13 - Bucharest 14 - Venice 15 - Paris 16 - Bogota 17 - Zagreb 18 - Osijek 19 - Cardiff 20 - Wellington 21 - Constanta 22 - Chisinau 23 - Rome 24 - Iasi-Istanbul 25 - Amsterdam 26 - Prilep 27 - Andorra la Vella 28 - Athens 29 - Thessaloniki 30 - Copenhagen 31 - Milan 32 - Istanbul 33 - Nicosia 34 - Saranda 35 - Piraeus 36 - Capri 37 - London 38 - Lisbon 39 - Manchester 40 - Cardiff 41 - Newcastle 42 - Vaduz 43 - Reykjavik 44 - Helsinki 45 - Liverpool 46 - Castrovillari 47 - Annaba 48 - Yerevan 49 - Akureyri 50 - Stockholm 51 - Budapest 52 - Vilnius 53 - Turku 54 - Den Bosch 55 - Tromso 56 - Espoo 57 - Leeds 58 - Nokia 59 - Orebro 60 - Los Angeles 61 - Paris 62 - Florence 63 - Uppsala 64 - Sydney 65 - Limassol 66 - Melbourne 67 - Barcelona-Vaduz 68 - Berlin 69 - Johannesburg 70 - Kiev 71 - Ohrid 72 - New York 73 - St. Petersburg 74 - Jerusalem 75 - Zagreb 76 - Monte Carlo 77 - Tehran 78 - Nuuk 79 - Perth 80 - San Juan 81 - Split 82 - Thorshavn 83 - Dublin 84 - Amsterdam 85 - San Marino 86 - Luxembourg 87 - Saint-Denis 88 - Tromso 89 - Madrid 90 - Gothenburg 91 - Santiago de Chile 92 - Tehran 93 - Esch-sur-Alzette 94 - Rome 95 - Tallinn 96 - Baku 97 - Sydney 98
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