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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.png Greenland

Participants

50

Debuting countries

Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe

Returning countries

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

Withdrawing countries

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

Winner

Australia.png Australia
Sia
"Fire meet gasoline"

Timeline

◄ Tehran 78 Eurovision Heart.png 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

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

Semifinal 2

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

& Röyksopp

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

& Hadegaard

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

ft. Maluma

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

Grand Final

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

Returning artists

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

Special Awards

Bartek Award

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

Best Non-English Award

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

hph01 Award

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Ecuador.png Ecuador Daniel Betancourth ft. Alkilados "Punto caramelo" 18th (SF1) Winner
Serbia.png Serbia Milica Pavlovic "Sexy señorita" 13th (SF2) Nominée (2nd)
Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Marketa Konvickova "Láska se néda delit tremi" 21st (SF2) Nominée (3rd)
Croatia.png Croatia Lana Jurcevic "Ludo ljeto" 16th (SF2) Nominée (4th)
Editions of the Universong Contest
Universong 1 - Zwolle 2 - Linz 3 - Bucharest 4 - The Hague 5 - Motala 6 - Reykjavik 7 - Valletta 8 - The Hague 9 - Cork 10 - Bucharest 11 - Malmö 12 - Bruges 13 - Bucharest 14 - Venice 15 - Paris 16 - Bogota 17 - Zagreb 18 - Osijek 19 - Cardiff 20 - Wellington 21 - Constanta 22 - Chisinau 23 - Rome 24 - Iasi-Istanbul 25 - Amsterdam 26 - Prilep 27 - Andorra la Vella 28 - Athens 29 - Thessaloniki 30 - Copenhagen 31 - Milan 32 - Istanbul 33 - Nicosia 34 - Saranda 35 - Piraeus 36 - Capri 37 - London 38 - Lisbon 39 - Manchester 40 - Cardiff 41 - Newcastle 42 - Vaduz 43 - Reykjavik 44 - Helsinki 45 - Liverpool 46 - Castrovillari 47 - Annaba 48 - Yerevan 49 - Akureyri 50 - Stockholm 51 - Budapest 52 - Vilnius 53 - Turku 54 - Den Bosch 55 - Tromso 56 - Espoo 57 - Leeds 58 - Nokia 59 - Orebro 60 - Los Angeles 61 - Paris 62 - Florence 63 - Uppsala 64 - Sydney 65 - Limassol 66 - Melbourne 67 - Barcelona-Vaduz 68 - Berlin 69 - Johannesburg 70 - Kiev 71 - Ohrid 72 - New York 73 - St. Petersburg 74 - Jerusalem 75 - Zagreb 76 - Monte Carlo 77 - Tehran 78 - Nuuk 79 - Perth 80 - San Juan 81 - Split 82 - Thorshavn 83 - Dublin 84 - Amsterdam 85 - San Marino 86 - Luxembourg 87 - Saint-Denis 88 - Tromso 89 - Madrid 90 - Gothenburg 91 - Santiago de Chile 92 - Tehran 93 - Esch-sur-Alzette 94 - Rome 95 - Tallinn 96 - Baku 97 - Sydney 98