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Universong 75
"Follow the sunshine"
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Date

20 February - 10 March 2015

Host city

Jerusalem, Israel Israel

Participants

58

Debuting countries

None

Returning countries

Andorra Andorra, Faroe Islands Faroe Islands, Indonesia Indonesia, Mali Mali, New Zealand New Zealand, Slovenia Slovenia, Switzerland Switzerland, Taiwan Taiwan, Vatican City Vatican City

Withdrawing countries

Colombia Colombia, Estonia Estonia, Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hungary Hungary, Malta Malta, South Africa South Africa, Syria Syria, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan, Venezuela Venezuela

Winner

Croatia Croatia
Luminize
"Kill it with love"

Timeline

◄ St. Petersburg 74 Eurovision Heart Zagreb 76 ►

Universong 75 was the 75th edition of the Universong Contest, held from February 20th to March 10th, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel, following the winning of the song "Ready to fight" by Roby Fayer and Tom Gefen in St. Petersburg, Russia the previous edition.

This edition is considered as a rock edition, since most of the songs were from this genre and its respective sub-genres. Indeed, a rock song won the contest. Croatia scored its third winning (the first one since its last, on home turf in USC 18, with "Gas gas" by Severina) with the song "Kill it with love" defended by the group Luminize, with a total of 220 points. Brazil got its best placement ever (repeated in USC 88), by virtue of winning second place with a total of 176 points, and the song "Why should we say goodbye?" defended by the group Vandroya. Another rock song who reached the top 5 represented Chile. The group We Are The Grand interpreted in Spanish the song "Soy", earning fifth place and a total of 138 points (the fourth highest placing for this country ever in Universong, after the winning of Camila Gallardo in USC 91 and the 4th and 2nd places got by Javiera Mena in USC 66 and USC 70, respectively). The top 5 was completed with third and fourth places for Norway ("Berlin Wall" by Nora Jabri) and Finland ("Suru on kunniavieras" by double USC champion Jenni Vartiainen), respectively, both with 144 points.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Australia Australia San Cisco "Fred Astaire" 11 56
02 Slovenia Slovenia Iris "Kriva" 18 8
03 Ireland Ireland Roisin O "Synchronicity" 15 35
04 Luxembourg Luxembourg Gabriel Ríos "Gold" 3 105
05 Croatia Croatia Luminize "Kill it with love" 1 120
06 Netherlands Netherlands Kensington "Streets" 6 81
07 France France Fréro Delavega "Sweet darling" 10 63
08 Monaco Monaco Cecile Corbel "Entendez-vous" 4 91
09 USA United States The White Buffalo "Wish it was true" 13 51
10 Wales Wales Bright Light Bright Light "An open heart" 7 76
11 Turkey Turkey Demet Akalı ft. Gökhan Özen "Nefsi müdafaa" 17 14
12 Chile Chile We Are The Grand "Soy" 5 89
13 Vatican City Vatican City Claudia Megrè "Tatuami" 12 53
14 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Mandy Capristo ft. Peter Maffay "Die Zeit hält nur in Träumen an" 14 37
15 Bulgaria Bulgaria Andrea ft. Ronny Dae & Beny Blaze "Bésame" 16 22
16 Czech Republic Czech Republic Slza "Lhůta záruční" 8 73
17 Albania Albania Dhurata Dora "A bombi" DSQ -
18 Indonesia Indonesia Judika "Apakah ini cinta" 9 71
19 Brazil Brazil Vandroya "Why should we say goodbye?" 2 115

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Denmark Denmark Anne Gadegaard "Suitcase" 10 66
02 Philippines Philippines Toni Gonzaga "This love is like" 12 63
03 Cyprus Cyprus Hovig "Stone in a river" 1 97
04 New Zealand New Zealand Broods "Mother & father" 2 96
05 Ukraine Ukraine Evan "My name is Evan" 9 66
06 Switzerland Switzerland The Glue "Sandburgenbauen" 17 8
07 Romania Romania Zenn

ft. Mike Diamondz

"Sail away" 7 79
08 Poland Poland Sylwia Grzeszczak "Kiedy tylko spojrzę" 8 75
09 Greece Greece Giorgos Sabanis "Kaneis de xerei" 4 92
10 Lithuania Lithuania Bartas "Kaip as noreciau" 18 1
11 Portugal Portugal Mia Rose "Friends in love" 14 48
12 Latvia Latvia Dj Ella ft. Ricky J "Welcome to the club" 16 34
13 Iceland Iceland Rok

ft. Yohanna

"Find a better man" 5 90
14 Mali Mali Inna Modja "C'est la vie" 3 95
15 Andorra Andorra Pastora Soler "No me rendiré" 15 43
16 Spain Spain Malú "Vuelvo a verte" 11 63
17 Taiwan Taiwan Jolin Tsai ft. Namie Amuro "I'm not yours" 13 59
18 Canada Canada Jory Zechner "Up to us" 6 85

Semifinal 3 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Finland Finland Jenni Vartiainen "Suru on kunniavieras" 2 92
02 Vietnam Vietnam Khổng Tú Quỳnh "Đừng cố níu kéo" 6 75
03 Italy Italy Antonio Castrignanò "Fomenta" 16 38
04 El Salvador El Salvador Yam ft. Shaka & Dres "Cómo la ves" 10 67
05 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Nikolina Kovač "Nisam dobro" 14 45
06 England England Raign "Don't let me go" 5 90
07 Belgium Belgium Daan "Icon" 13 49
08 Mexico Mexico Thalía "Amore mio" 11 58
09 Serbia Serbia Emina Jahović "Nesanica" 8 73
10 North Macedonia North Macedonia Karolina Goceva "Dve liri" 18 27
11 Moldova Moldova Dan Balan "Lendo calendo" 7 75
12 Japan Japan Waggaki Band "Senbonzakura" 9 73
13 Norway Norway Nora Jabri "Berlin Wall" 1 92
14 Argentina Argentina Chris DeBurgh "Lady in red" 15 42
15 Germany Germany Bodybangers

ft. Linda Teodosiu

"Go" 4 90
16 San Marino San Marino Giorgia "La mia stanza" 3 90
17 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Byrta "Í tínum eygum" 12 51
18 Sweden Sweden Ultima Thule "Vargsang" 17 33

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Croatia Croatia Luminize "Kill it with love" 1 220
02 Monaco Monaco Cecile Corbel "Entendez-vous" 9 123
03 Netherlands Netherlands Kensington "Streets" 13 113
04 Serbia Serbia Emina Jahovic "Nesanica" 21 85
05 Vietnam Vietnam Khổng Tú Quỳnh "Đừng cố níu kéo" 22 82
06 Czech Republic Czech Republic Slza "Lhůta záruční" 15 107
07 Iceland Iceland Rok ft. Yohanna "Find a better man" 11 123
08 Canada Canada Jory Zechner "Up to us" 20 91
09 Brazil Brazil Vandroya "Why should we say goodbye?" 2 176
10 Moldova Moldova Dan Balan "Lendo calendo" 19 95
11 England England Raign "Don't let me go" 10 123
12 Austria Austria Nadine Beiler "Right on" 24 59
13 Romania Romania Zenn ft. Mike Diamonds "Sail away" 6 134
14 Russia Russia Egor Krid "Samaya samaya" 23 72
15 Luxembourg Luxembourg Gabriel Ríos "Gold" 12 115
16 New Zealand New Zealand Broods "Mother & father" 17 100
17 Norway Norway Nora Jabri "Berlin Wall" 3 144
18 Chile Chile We Are The Grand "Soy" 5 138
19 Cyprus Cyprus Hovig "Stone in a river" 14 109
20 San Marino San Marino Giorgia "La mia stanza" 25 57
21 Greece Greece Giorgos Sabanis "Kaneis de xerei" 18 98
22 Mali Mali Inna Modja "C'est la vie" 8 131
23 Germany Germany Bodybangers ft. Linda Teodosiu "Go" 26 47
24 Israel Israel Nathan Goshen "Eyfo at" 27 38
25 Finland Finland Jenni Vartiainen "Suru on kunniavieras" 4 144
26 Wales Wales Bright Light Bright Light "An open heart" 16 101
27 Poland Poland Sylwia Grzeszczak "Kiedy tylko spojrzę" 7 133

Returning artists Edit

Artist Country Previous participation
Pastora Soler Andorra Andorra USC 34 (for Spain Spain), USC 43 (for Andorra Andorra), USC 45 (for Andorra Andorra), USC 52 (with David Bustamante, for Spain Spain), USC 67 (for Spain Spain)
Nadine Beiler Austria Austria USC 49
Andrea Bulgaria Bulgaria USC 27 (with Costi), USC 44, USC 57
Anne Gadegaard Denmark Denmark USC 59
Jenni Vartiainen Finland Finland USC 06, USC 43, USC 44, USC 56, USC 67
Karolina Goceva North Macedonia North Macedonia USC 28
Linda Teodosiu Germany Germany USC 73 (for Liechtenstein Liechtenstein)
Giorgos Sabanis Greece Greece USC 44
Yohanna Iceland Iceland Special edition, USC 21, USC 35
Mandy Capristo Liechtenstein Liechtenstein USC 42, USC 50
Inna Modja Mali Mali USC 43 (for France France)
Thalia Mexico Mexico USC 14, USC 30, USC 60
Dan Balan Moldova Moldova USC 21, USC 43, USC 63 (as part of O-Zone)
Broods New Zealand New Zealand USC 73
Sylwia Grzeszczak Poland Poland USC 28, USC 32, USC 34, USC 43, USC 53, USC 58, USC 69
Giorgia San Marino San Marino USC 26 (for Italy Italy), USC 31 (for Italy Italy), USC 59 (for San Marino San Marino)
Emina Jahovic Serbia Serbia USC 33, USC 46, USC 62
Malú Spain Spain USC 46 (for Andorra Andorra), USC 55 (for Andorra Andorra), USC 62 (for Andorra Andorra)
Jolin Tsai Taiwan Taiwan USC 64, USC 65
Demet Akalin Turkey Turkey USC 65

Special Awards Edit

Bartek Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Japan Japan Wagakki Band "Senbonzakura" 9th (SF3) Winner
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Byrta "Í tínum eygum" 12th (SF3) Nominée (2nd)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Nikolina Kovac "Nisam dobro" 13th (SF3) Nominée (3rd)

Best Non-English Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Greece Greece Giorgos Sabanis "Kaneis de xerei" 18th Winner
Poland Poland Sylwia Grzeszczak "Kiedy tylko spojrzę" 7th Nominée (Joint 2nd)
Japan Japan Wagakki Band "Senbonzakura" 9th (SF3) Nominée (Joint 2nd)
Indonesia Indonesia Judika "Apakah ini cinta" 9th (SF1) Nominée (4th)

hph01 Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Indonesia Indonesia Judika "Apakah ini cinta" 9th (SF1) Winner
USA United States The White Buffalo "Wish it was true" 13th (SF1) Nominée (2nd)
Vatican City Vatican City Claudia Megrè "Tatuami" 12th (SF1) Nominée (3rd)
Mexico Mexico Thalia "Amore mio" 11th (SF3) Nominée (4th)
Editions of the Universong Contest
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