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Universong 74
"Music brings us closer"
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Date

23 January - 12 February 2015

Host city

St. Petersburg, Russia Russia

Participants

59

Debuting countries

El Salvador El Salvador, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Returning countries

Austria Austria, Belarus Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina, Colombia Colombia, North Macedonia North Macedonia, Japan Japan, Syria Syria, Ukraine Ukraine, Venezuela Venezuela

Withdrawing countries

Algeria Algeria, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, China China, Indonesia Indonesia, Lebanon Lebanon, New Zealand New Zealand, Scotland Scotland, Slovenia Slovenia

Winner

Israel Israel
Roby Fayer & Tom Gefen
"Ready to fight"

Timeline

◄ New York 73 Eurovision Heart Jerusalem 75 ►

Universong 74 was the 74th edition of the Universong Contest, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, after Sergey Lazarev's win the previous edition in New York, United States, with the song "7 cifr". The contest was held from January 23rd to February 12th, 2015.

Israel gets, after a succession of great results that began on USC 71, its first Universong win, with 232 points. The defended song was "Ready to fight", sung by Roby Fayer featuring Tom Gefen. Host Russia reached second place in home turf with 14-year-old Nika, with the song "Sing Hallelujah", and 29 points less than Israel. Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst competed for Austria and earned third place with the song "Heroes". The top 5 is completed by Serbia and Greece.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Ukraine Ukraine Anna Pavlova "Za ruku" 13 43
02 Monaco Monaco Marc Antoine, M. Pokora & Nyco Lilliu "A nous" 12 69
03 Chile Chile Álvaro Véliz & Lucía Covarrubias "Apaga la luz" 15 33
04 Iceland Iceland Ulfur Ulfur "Tvær plánetur" 14 39
05 Greece Greece Demy "Rodino oneiro" 4 92
06 San Marino San Marino Greta "L'estate" 6 85
07 Belarus Belarus Aura "Hands on" DSQ -
08 Malta Malta Trilogy "Chasing a dream" 17 7
09 Japan Japan Blush "Warrior" 9 79
10 Mexico Mexico Camila "Decidiste dejarme" 5 89
11 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Königswort "Marie" 18 1
12 Finland Finland Annette Olzon "Lies" 8 84
13 Moldova Moldova Boris Covali "Flying" 7 85
14 Syria Syria Assala Nasri "Aktar" 16 8
15 Luxembourg Luxembourg Puggy "Last day on Earth" 1 105
16 Denmark Denmark Amaranthe "Drop dead cynical" 10 78
17 Norway Norway Marit Larsen "I don't want to talk about it" 3 93
18 Australia Australia Karise Eden "Dynamite" 2 96
19 France France Maude "Rise up" 11 74

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Maya Berovic "Alkohol" 14 51
02 North Macedonia North Macedonia Tamara Todevska "Brod sto tone" 1 112
03 England England G.R.L. "Ugly heart" 15 50
04 Estonia Estonia Kolumbus Kris "Kui sa vaatad mind nii" 18 21
05 Czech Republic Czech Republic Aneta Langerova "Vzpominka" 8 80
06 Lithuania Lithuania Nota "Mano dainoje" 10 61
07 Portugal Portugal Aurea "Busy (for me)" 7 80
08 Serbia Serbia Irish Stew of Sindidun "Lady of new tomorrow" 2 100
09 Argentina Argentina Axel "Afinidad" 4 84
10 Ireland Ireland The Script "If you could see me now" 12 61
11 Brazil Brazil Kento "Complicated" 9 66
12 Hong Kong Hong Kong G.E.M. "Someday I'll fly" 16 42
13 Turkey Turkey Can Bonomo "Tastamam" 17 28
14 USA United States Zella Day "Sweet Ophelia" 6 81
15 Hungary Hungary Boggie "Parfüm" 5 81
16 Austria Austria Conchita Wurst "Heroes" 3 87
17 Sweden Sweden Panetoz "Vissla med mig" 19 15
18 Spain Spain Edurne "Painkiller" 13 57
19 Colombia Colombia Juanes "Para tu amor" 11 61

Semifinal 3 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Philippines Philippines Sarah Geronimo "Kilometro" 6 80
02 Albania Albania Soni Malaj ft. Saad Ramadan "Tulipan i bardhe" 17 23
03 Wales Wales Golden Fable "Breathe in" 13 54
04 Bulgaria Bulgaria Mary Boys Band "Slanchogledite" 18 19
05 Israel Israel Roby Fayer

ft. Tom Gefen

"Ready to fight" 2 106
06 Belgium Belgium Kate Ryan "Not alone" 15 37
07 Vietnam Vietnam Phuong Trinh Jolie "Bye" 16 34
08 Latvia Latvia NIKO "Here I am again" 7 71
09 Cyprus Cyprus Panayiotis Koufougiannis "Financial crisis" 12 54
10 El Salvador El Salvador Natalia Segura "Y nunca más" 10 60
11 Croatia Croatia Gretta ft. Gaby "Malena" 14 53
12 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Munisa Rizaeva

ft. Botir Qodirov

"Dema-dema" 8 66
13 Poland Poland Justyna Steczowska "Terra" 4 85
14 Canada Canada Jacynthe Véronneau "Assez de moi" 3 100
15 Netherlands Netherlands Laura Jansen "Queen of Elba" 1 113
16 Italy Italy Lorenzo Fragola "The reason why" 5 85
17 Venezuela Venezuela Lasso "De tú a tú" 11 59
18 Romania Romania Inna ft. Yandel "In your eyes" 9 61

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Luxembourg Luxembourg Puggy "Last day on Earth" 22 93
02 Moldova Moldova Boris Covali "Flying" 15 115
03 Greece Greece Demy "Rodino oneiro" 5 153
04 Australia Australia Karise Eden "Dynamite" 7 145
05 Norway Norway Marit Larsen "I don't want to talk about this" 8 144
06 Austria Austria Conchita Wurst "Heroes" 3 192
07 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Munisa Rizaeva ft. Botir Qodirov "Dema-dema" 6 150
08 Portugal Portugal Aurea "Busy (for me)" 20 99
09 Hungary Hungary Boggie "Parfüm" 26 80
10 Germany Germany Ardian Bujupi "Wahnsinnig" 27 39
11 USA United States Zella Day "Sweet Ophelia" 10 125
12 South Africa South Africa Nadine "This time I know it's for real" 21 96
13 Israel Israel Roby Fayer ft. Tom Gefen "Ready to fight" 1 232
14 Netherlands Netherlands Laura Jensen "Queen of Elba" 9 128
15 Italy Italy Lorenzo Fragola "The reason why" 14 116
16 Poland Poland Justyna Steczkowska "Terra" 11 120
17 Mexico Mexico Camila "Decidiste dejarme" 12 119
18 Latvia Latvia NIKO "Here I am again" 24 87
19 Finland Finland Annette Olzon "Lies" 16 108
20 North Macedonia North Macedonia Tamara Todevska "Brod sto tone" 19 102
21 Russia Russia Nika "Sing Hallelujah" 2 203
22 Canada Canada Jacynthe Veronneau "Assez de moi" 25 82
23 Serbia Serbia Irish Stew of Sindidun "Lady of new tomorrow" 4 162
24 Argentina Argentina Axel "Afinidad" 13 119
25 Philippines Philippines Sarah Geronimo "Kilometro" 18 103
26 San Marino San Marino Greta "L'estate" 17 106
27 Czech Republic Czech Republic Aneta Langerova "Vzpominka" 23 88

Returning artists Edit

Artist Country Previous participation
Kate Ryan Belgium Belgium USC 33
Juanes Colombia Colombia USC 17, USC 61
Maude France France USC 70 (with Jason Derulo, for Monaco Monaco)
Tamara Todevska North Macedonia North Macedonia USC 34, USC 50, USC 63
Ardian Bujupi Germany Germany USC 33 (for Kosovo Kosovo)
Demy Greece Greece USC 41 (with Playmen), USC 45, USC 66
The Script Ireland Ireland USC 50
M. Pokora Monaco Monaco USC 39 (with Patricia Kazadi, for Poland Poland)
Laura Jansen Netherlands Netherlands USC 12
Marit Larsen Norway Norway USC 39
Justyna Steczkowska Poland Poland USC 73
Aurea Portugal Portugal USC 51
Inna Romania Romania USC 08, USC 14, USC 28 (with Juan Magán), USC 43, USC 57 (for Mexico Mexico, with Reik), USC 64 (for Moldova Moldova, with Carla's Dreams), USC 68 (for Colombia Colombia, with J Balvin), USC 71 (for Moldova Moldova, with Dara, Antonia and Carla's Dreams)
Irish Stew of Sindidun Serbia Serbia USC 68
Nadine South Africa South Africa USC 43 (with Steve Hofmeyr)
Edurne Spain Spain USC 61
Panetoz Sweden Sweden USC 40
Assala Nasri Syria Syria USC 56

Special Awards Edit

From this edition, special awards were created for some remarkable songs in different categories: the Bartek Award, created for the best happy, original and bizarre song (labelled as trash); the Best Non-English Award, for the best song in another language than English; and the hph01 Award, for the best non-qualifier song from the semifinal stages.

Each administrator appoints their nominees for each award, and the Universong members in the Facebook group votes for the best ones in a determined timespan, before the beginning of a new edition.

Bartek Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Munisa Rizayeva ft. Botir Qodirov "Dema-dema" 6th Winner
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Maya Berovic "Alkohol" 14th (SF2) Nominée (2nd)
Belgium Belgium Kate Ryan "Not alone" 15th (SF3) Nominée (3rd)
Albania Albania Soni Malaj ft. Saad Ramadan "Tulipan i bardhe" 17th (SF3) Nominée (4th)

Best Non-English Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Philippines Philippines Sarah Geronimo "Kilometro" 18th Winner
Argentina Argentina Axel "Afinidad" 13th Nominée (2nd)
San Marino San Marino Greta "L'estate" 17th Nominée (3rd)
Canada Canada Jacynthe Veronneau "Assez de moi" 25th Nominée (4th)

hph01 Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Monaco Monaco Marc Antoine, M. Pokora & Nyco Lilliu "À nous" 12th (SF1) Winner
Wales Wales Golden Fable "Breath in" 13th (SF3) Nominée (2nd)
France France Maude "Rise up" 11th (SF1) Nominée (3rd)
Lithuania Lithuania Nota "Mano dainoje" 10th (SF2) Nominée (4th)
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