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Universong 78
"Feel the aroma of East"
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Date

28 May - 15 June 2015

Host city

Tehran, Iran Iran

Participants

51

Debuting countries

None

Returning countries

Algeria Algeria, China China, Faroe Islands Faroe Islands, Greenland Greenland, Hungary Hungary, Ireland Ireland, Mexico Mexico, San Marino San Marino

Withdrawing countries

Estonia Estonia, North Macedonia North Macedonia, Malaysia Malaysia, Malta Malta, Russia Russia, Vatican City Vatican City

Winner

Greenland Greenland
Ditte Marie
"Overflow"

Timeline

◄ Monte Carlo 77 Eurovision Heart Nuuk 79 ►

Universong 78 was the 78th edition of the Universong Contest held for the very first time in Iran. The capital city of Tehran hosted the contest from May 28th to June 15th, 2015, after Mahan Moin won for Iran in the USC 77 held in Monaco, with the song Azizami.

Considered as the closest Universong voting since USC 67, the point struggle was between Swedish-born Helena Paparizou, representing Greece and Danish-born Ditte Marie, representing Greenland, two major favourites for the title. At the end of voting, Greenland was declared as the overall winner with a total of 168 points, 6 points more than runner-up Greece. Poland reached third place with new singer Sarsa. The top 5 was completed with Leah McFall from Northern Ireland and Neon Hitch (who entered the two previous editions before without reaching the final) for England.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Israel Israel Ester Rada "Life happens" 17 51
02 Sweden Sweden Ulrika "Animal" 6 93
03 Algeria Algeria Lynda Thalie "Dance your pain away" 3 96
04 Moldova Moldova Catalin Josan "Stop" 21 27
05 Mexico Mexico Diego Boneta "The warrior" 4 94
06 Italy Italy Malika Ayane "Senza fare sul serio" 9 75
07 Argentina Argentina Martina Stoessel "Underneath it all" 23 19
08 Finland Finland Vilma Alina "Ota mut niin" 18 33
09 Japan Japan Nana Mizuki "Vitalization" 20 29
10 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Leah McFall

ft. will.i.am

"Home" 8 80
11 Poland Poland Sarsa "Naucz mnie" 5 93
12 Ireland Ireland Dan Bull & Miracle of Sound "Metro last light rap" 24 4
13 Serbia Serbia Nikola Rokvić "Bol" 22 26
14 San Marino San Marino Annalisa "Vincerò" 2 96
15 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Tom Beck "The longing" 10 72
16 Romania Romania Elena Gheorghe "Señor loco" 12 72
17 Portugal Portugal André Indiana & Mónica Ferraz "Like a legend" 19 30
18 Canada Canada Dabin ft. Daniela Andrade "Touch" 16 54
19 Denmark Denmark Stine Bramsen "Karma town" 11 72
20 Norway Norway Madcon ft. Ray Dalton "Don't worry" 15 61
21 Chile Chile Andrés de León "Para encontrarte" 13 71
22 England England Neon Hitch "Sparks" 1 109
23 Bulgaria Bulgaria Elitsa Todorova ft. Gahl Sasson "Svetlina (Light)" 14 67
24 Lithuania Lithuania Leav "Falling apart" 7 84

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Monaco Monaco Marina Kaye

ft. Lindsey Stirling

"Sounds like heaven" 5 96
02 China China Wang Rong Rollin "Chick chick" 22 21
03 USA United States Estelle "Conqueror" 2 136
04 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Nigar Jamal ft. Berksan "Herhalde" 18 39
05 Andorra Andorra Dvicio "Justo ahora" 10 66
06 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Byrta "Andvekur" 14 57
07 France France Inna Modja "Outlaw" 15 53
08 Iceland Iceland DÍSA "Cure" 16 52
09 Turkey Turkey Gülçin Ergül "Bir tanecik askim" 12 60
10 Greece Greece Helena Paparizou "Otan aggeloi klaine" 1 152
11 Czech Republic Czech Republic Jelen "Magdalena" 11 62
12 Angola Angola B4 "É melhor não duvidar" 21 24
13 Philippines Philippines Charice

ft. Iyaz

"Pyramid" 7 90
14 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Dyneira "Rashk kilma" 19 33
15 Brazil Brazil Marcos e Belutti "Poeira de lua" 17 39
16 Greenland Greenland Ditte Marie "Overflow" 6 94
17 Cyprus Cyprus Kyriakos Georgiou "Oso yparheis" 8 79
18 Latvia Latvia NIKO "Walk on fire" 23 20
19 Vietnam Vietnam Bảo Anh "Nhớ Nhung" 24 14
20 Croatia Croatia Elemental "Goli i bosi" 20 30
21 Wales Wales The Hearts "Lips" 3 117
22 Australia Australia Shannon Noll "We only live once" 9 75
23 Hungary Hungary Viki Singh "Szabadon" 13 59
24 Germany Germany Oonagh "Silmaril" 4 98

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Denmark Denmark Stine Bramsen "Karma town" 15 105
02 Australia Australia Shannon Noll "We only live once" 16 99
03 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Tom Beck "The longing" 27 54
04 Czech Republic Czech Republic Jelen "Magdalena" 24 69
05 Wales Wales The Hearts "Lips" 9 129
06 Switzerland Switzerland Dania Giò "S'il nous plaît" 11 128
07 Philippines Philippines Charice ft. Ilyaz "Pyramid" 17 91
08 Cyprus Cyprus Kyriakos Georgiou "Oso yparheis" 25 65
09 Andorra Andorra Dvicio "Justo ahora" 22 78
10 Iran Iran Arash ft. Helena "Broken angel" 12 123
11 San Marino San Marino Annalisa "Vincerò" 13 122
12 Lithuania Lithuania Leav "Falling apart" 14 115
13 Greenland Greenland Ditte Marie "Overflow" 1 168
14 Germany Germany Oonagh "Silmaril" 10 129
15 Turkey Turkey Gülçin Ergül "Bir tanecik askim" 26 58
16 Romania Romania Elena Gheorghe "Señor loco" 19 84
17 England England Neon Hitch "Sparks" 5 142
18 Greece Greece Helena Paparizou "Otan aggeloi klaine" 2 162
19 Algeria Algeria Lynda Thalie "Dance your pain away" 23 77
20 USA United States Estelle "Conqueror" 6 140
21 Monaco Monaco Marina Kaye ft. Lindsey Stirling "Sounds like heaven" 8 139
22 Netherlands Netherlands Leonie Mejier "Schaduw" 18 87
23 Mexico Mexico Diego Boneta "The warrior" 7 140
24 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Leah McFall ft. will.i.am "Home" 4 144
25 Italy Italy Malika Ayane "Senza fare sul serio" 21 80
26 Poland Poland Sarsa "Naucz mnie" 3 148
27 Sweden Sweden Ulrika "Animal" 20 82

Returning artists Edit

Artist Country Previous participation
Nigar Jamal Azerbaijan Azerbaijan USC 41, USC 44 (with Karen Viuff), USC 53 (with Eldar Gasimov, in Ell & Nikki)
Stine Bramsen Denmark Denmark USC 64 (with Carpark North, for Greenland Greenland)
Neon Hitch England England USC 76, USC 77
Byrta Faroe Islands Faroe Islands USC 75
Inna Modja France France USC 43, USC 75 (for Mali Mali)
Oonagh Germany Germany USC 63, USC 68
Helena Paparizou Greece Greece USC 24, USC 28, USC 39, USC 43, USC 50, USC 55, USC 58 (with Playmen, Courtney Parker & Riskykidd)
NIKO Latvia Latvia USC 74
Catalin Josan Moldova Moldova USC 11 (for Romania Romania), USC 24 (for Romania Romania), USC 31, USC 49 (with La Differenza, for Italy Italy), USC 66 (with Iuliana Puschila)
Marina Kaye Monaco Monaco USC 71
Lindsey Stirling Monaco Monaco USC 54 (for USA United States), USC 67 (with Lzzy Hale, for USA United States)
will.i.am Northern Ireland Northern Ireland USC 52 (with Priyanka Chopra, for India India)
Madcon Norway Norway USC 52
Charice Philippines Philippines USC 34
Mónica Ferraz Portugal Portugal USC 38, USC 72
Elena Gheorghe Romania Romania USC 01, USC 10, USC 57, USC 66
Annalisa San Marino San Marino USC 57(for Vatican City Vatican City), USC 68 (for San Marino San Marino)

Special Awards Edit

Bartek Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
China China Wang Rong Rollin "Chick chick" 22nd (SF2) Winner
Croatia Croatia Elemental "Goli i bosi" 20th (SF2) Nominée (2nd)

Best Non-English Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Poland Poland Sarsa "Naucz mnie" 3rd Winner
Algeria Algeria Lynda Thalie "Dance your pain away" 23rd Nominée (2nd)
Serbia Serbia Nikola Rovkic "Bol" 22nd (SF1) Nominée (3rd)

hph01 Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Chile Chile Andrés de León "Para encontrarte" 13th (SF1) Winner
Bulgaria Bulgaria Elitsa Todorova ft. Gahl Sasson "Svetlina" 14th (SF1) Nominée (2nd)
Canada Canada Dabin ft. Daniela Andrade "Touch" 16th (SF1) Nominée (3rd)
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