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Universong 79
"Don't get freezed. Create your inside flame"
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Date

3 - 25 July 2015

Host city

Nuuk, Greenland Greenland

Participants

50

Debuting countries

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Returning countries

Belgium Belgium, Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Malta Malta, Russia Russia, Spain Spain

Withdrawing countries

Algeria Algeria, Argentina Argentina, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, China China, Faroe Islands Faroe Islands, Iceland Iceland, Iran Iran, Mexico Mexico, Moldova Moldova, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Winner

Australia Australia
Sia
"Fire meet gasoline"

Timeline

◄ Tehran 78 Eurovision Heart Perth 80 ►

Universong 79 was the 79th edition of the Universong Contest, held in Nuuk, Greeland after the winning of Ditte Marie in Tehran, Iran with the song "Overflow". The contest was held from July 3rd to July 25th, 2015.

Australia won this edition with the song "Fire meet gasoline" by Sia. This is the third time Australia won, as well as the fourth time an artist wins the contest twice, the others being Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina for Romania, Gréta Salóme for Iceland and Jenni Vartiainen for Finland. Sia has already won USC 66 in Limassol, Cyprus, with the song "Chandelier".

The runners-up were Marco Mengoni of Italy and Álvaro Soler of Spain. Germany and Switzerland completed the top 5. Host Greenland came last in the final, despite having won previous edition.

Denmark was disqualified after the end of this edition, after having been discovered that its entry, "Happy home" by Hedegaard and Lukas Graham, was already submitted in USC 68 representing Greenland. Originally, this song has won its slot for the Grand Final qualifying from Semifinal 2, in 10th place with 70 points. In the final, it originally got 12th place with 96 points.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Japan Japan Miyavi "The others" 15 60
02 Bulgaria Bulgaria Fiki "Bum" 16 46
03 Andorra Andorra David Bisbal "Para enamorarte de mí" 21 27
04 Ireland Ireland Hozier "From Eden" 22 24
05 Ecuador Ecuador Daniel Betancourth ft. Alkilados "Punto caramelo" 18 42
06 Portugal Portugal Kataleya ft. Anselmo Ralph "Atrevimento" 19 41
07 Italy Italy Marco Mengoni "Io ti aspetto" 1 117
08 Brazil Brazil Blondfire "Waves" 3 106
09 Romania Romania AMI "Somnul nu ma ia" 17 45
10 Cyprus Cyprus Vera Boufi "Domatio 22" 10 64
11 Hungary Hungary Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári "Mary Joe" 11 64
12 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Helene Fischer "Unser tag" 20 32
13 Spain Spain Álvaro Soler "El mismo sol" 2 113
14 Netherlands Netherlands Eva Simons ft. Konshens "Policeman" 13 61
15 Angola Angola Anselmo Ralph ft. Lizandro Cuxi "Se fosse eu" 14 60
16 Israel Israel Eliad "Miklat" 12 62
17 Chile Chile Noche de Brujas "Al sur del mundo" 6 86
18 Philippines Philippines James Reid "Huwag Ka Nang Humirit" 23 22
19 Wales Wales Sera "Fireworks" 8 73
20 Germany Germany Lena "Traffic lights" 4 105
21 Norway Norway Chinook Lamers "Go home" 7 83
22 Latvia Latvia Katrina Bindere "Moment and tomorrow" 24 15
23 Belgium Belgium Trixie Whitley "Breathe you in my dreams" 5 95
24 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Tinashé "Zambezi" 9 65

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 San Marino San Marino Lorenzo Fragola "Best of me" 2 108
02 Finland Finland Softengine "All about you and I" 9 70
03 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland New Portals "Standing over here" 17 45
04 Croatia Croatia Lana Jurcevic "Ludo ljeto" 16 45
05 Monaco Monaco Valentin Marceau "Sybille Kill" 12 61
06 Sweden Sweden Robyn

& Röyksopp

"Do it again" 5 87
07 Australia Australia Sia "Fire meet gasoline" 1 177
08 Denmark Denmark Lukas Graham

& Hadegaard

"Happy home" 10 70
09 Lithuania Lithuania Pikaso Man "Reikia visko daugiau" 22 12
10 Colombia Colombia Maía

ft. Maluma

"Fiesta de verano" 6 84
11 Switzerland Switzerland Eluveitie "A rose to Epona" 4 95
12 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan A Studio ft. Tomas "Falling for you" 14 54
13 USA United States Sky Ferreira "Sad dream" 15 51
14 France France Mylene Farmer "Elle a dit" 11 63
15 Russia Russia Polina Gagarina "Kukushka" 8 71
16 Tuvalu Tuvalu RuPaul ft. Clairy Browne "Born naked" 20 27
17 Vietnam Vietnam Tóc Tiên "Ngày Mai (Vũ Điệu Cồng Chiêng)" 19 28
18 Canada Canada Lights (singer) "Same sea" 7 75
19 Malta Malta Ira Losco "Dead or alive" DSQ -
20 Turkey Turkey Hadise "Yaz günü" 18 42
21 England England Gary Go "Wonderful" 3 100
22 Czech Republic Czech Republic Markéta Konvičková "Láska Se Nedá Dělit Třemi" 21 14
23 Serbia Serbia Milica Pavlovic "Sexy señorita" 13 59

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Tinashé "Zambezi" 8 119
02 Greenland Greenland Thomas Holm "Knep Smerten Væk" 26 29
03 Hungary Hungary Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári "Mary Joe" 15 88
04 Wales Wales Sera "Fireworks" 20 65
05 Canada Canada Lights (singer) "Same sea" 24 50
06 Norway Norway Chinook Lamers "Go home" 10 111
07 Spain Spain Álvaro Soler "El mismo sol" 3 172
08 France France Mylene Farmer "Elle a dit" 23 52
09 Poland Poland Margaret "Heartbeat" 11 97
10 Italy Italy Marco Mengoni "Io ti aspetto" 2 175
11 Brazil Brazil Blondfire "Waves" 7 122
12 Russia Russia Polina Gagarina "Kukushka" 19 73
13 Belgium Belgium Trixie Whitley "Breathe you in my dreams" 6 133
14 Chile Chile Noche de Brujas "Al sur del mundo" 9 112
15 Sweden Sweden Robyn & Röyksopp "Do it again" 14 88
16 Finland Finland Softengine "All about you and I" 18 80
17 Australia Australia Sia "Fire meet gasoline" 1 202
18 Cyprus Cyprus Vera Boufi "Domatio 22" 21 60
19 San Marino San Marino Lorenzo Fragola "Best of me" 16 83
20 England England Gary Go "Wonderful" 22 55
21 Israel Israel Eliad "Miklat" 17 81
22 Colombia Colombia Maía ft. Maluma "Fiesta de verano" 12 92
23 Monaco Monaco Valentin Marceau "Sybille Kill" 13 91
24 Greece Greece Eleni Chatzidou "De tha se perimeno" 25 44
25 Germany Germany Lena "Traffic lights" 4 152
26 Denmark Denmark Lukas Graham & Hadegaard "Happy home" DSQ -
27 Switzerland Switzerland Eluveitie "A rose to Epona" 5 146

Returning artists Edit

Artist Country Previous participation
David Bisbal Andorra Andorra USC 05 (for Spain Spain), USC 29, USC 39, USC 40 (with Aleks Syntek, Noel Schajris and Luis Fonsi, for Spain Spain), USC 43 (with Cali & El Dandee, for Colombia Colombia), USC 44, USC 63 (for Spain Spain), USC 77 (with India Martínez)
Sia Australia Australia USC 34, USC 59 (with The Weekend & Diplo, for Tuvalu Tuvalu), USC 66
Maluma Colombia Colombia USC 66 (with Eli Palacios), USC 70
Lana Jurčević Croatia Croatia USC 07, USC 32, USC 43, USC 54, USC 67
Vera Boufi Cyprus Cyprus USC 49
Hedegaard Denmark Denmark USC 68 (with Lukas Graham, for Greenland Greenland)
Daniel Betancourth Ecuador Ecuador USC 68, USC 69
Mylène Farmer France France USC 26, USC 45, USC 51 (for Luxembourg Luxembourg)
Lena Germany Germany USC 07, USC 44, USC 52 (for Liechtenstein Liechtenstein)
Marco Mengoni Italy Italy USC 12, USC 57
Helene Fischer Liechtenstein Liechtenstein USC 20 (for Germany Germany), USC 67
Ira Losco Malta Malta USC 05, USC 11, USC 25, USC 31, USC 43, USC 52 (with David Leguess), USC 56, USC 67
Eva Simons Netherlands Netherlands USC 21 (with Afrojack), USC 39 (with Sidney Samson)
Margaret Poland Poland USC 51, USC 62
Polina Gagarina Russia Russia USC 45, USC 56
Lorenzo Fragola San Marino San Marino USC 74 (for Italy Italy)
Milica Pavlovic Serbia Serbia USC 67
Robyn Sweden Sweden USC 13
Eluveitie Switzerland Switzerland USC 72
Hadise Turkey Turkey USC 04, USC 18, USC 22, USC 25, USC 32, USC 41, USC 69

Special Awards Edit

Bartek Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Bulgaria Bulgaria Fiki "Bum" 16th (SF1) Winner
Chile Chile Noche de Brujas "Al sur del mundo" 9th Nominée (2nd)
Greenland Greenland Thomas Holm "Knep smerten vaek" 27th Nominée (3rd)

Best Non-English Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Colombia Colombia Maía ft. Maluma "Fiesta de verano" 12th Co-winner
Italy Italy Marco Mengoni "Io ti aspetto" 2nd Co-winner
Ecuador Ecuador Daniel Betancourth ft. Alkilados "Punto caramelo" 18th (SF1) Nominée (Joint 3rd)
France France Mylène Farmer "Elle a dit" 23rd Nominée (Joint 3rd)

hph01 Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Ecuador Ecuador Daniel Betancourth ft. Alkilados "Punto caramelo" 18th (SF1) Winner
Serbia Serbia Milica Pavlovic "Sexy señorita" 13th (SF2) Nominée (2nd)
Czech Republic Czech Republic Marketa Konvickova "Láska se néda delit tremi" 21st (SF2) Nominée (3rd)
Croatia Croatia Lana Jurcevic "Ludo ljeto" 16th (SF2) Nominée (4th)
Editions of the Universong Contest
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