Universong 78
"Feel the aroma of East"
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Date

28 May - 15 June 2015

Host city

Tehran, Iran.png Iran

Participants

51

Debuting countries

None

Returning countries

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

Withdrawing countries

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

Winner

Greenland.png Greenland
Ditte Marie
"Overflow"

Timeline

◄ Monte Carlo 77 Eurovision Heart.png 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

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

ft. will.i.am

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

Semifinal 2

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Monaco.png Monaco Marina Kaye

ft. Lindsey Stirling

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

ft. Iyaz

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

Grand Final

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

Returning artists

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

Special Awards

Bartek Award

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

Best Non-English Award

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

hph01 Award

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