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Universong 81
"Feel the Latin American energy"
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Date

2 - 22 October 2015

Host city

San Juan, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Participants

46

Debuting countries

None

Returning countries

Cameroon Cameroon, Estonia Estonia, Nigeria Nigeria, South Africa South Africa, South Korea South Korea

Withdrawing countries

Belgium Belgium, Denmark Denmark, Ecuador Ecuador, England England, Germany Germany, Haiti2-icon Haiti

Winner

Croatia Croatia
Nina Kraljic
"Zaljuljali smo svijet"

Timeline

◄ Perth 80 Eurovision Heart Split 82 ►

Universong 81 was the 81st edition of the Universong Contest, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico between October 2nd and October 22nd, 2015 after the winning of Christian Daniel the previous edition in Perth, Australia, with the song "Ahora que te vas". This was the first time Puerto Rico helds the USC, and the second time a Latin American country organized the event, after Colombia organized USC 17.

Remembered as one of the strongest USC editions ever, the absolut winner was, for the fourth time, Croatia, whose last winning was in USC 75 in Jerusalem, Israel. This time Croatia was represented by the winner of The Voice of Croatia Nina Kraljic with the song "Zaljuljali smo svijet", winning with a grand total of 200 points. In a point struggle involving all the top 5, it was configured by runner-up, Israel's Petite Meller (187 points for the song "Baby love", its best result since winning USC 74 in St. Petersburg, Russia), Australia's Delta Goodrem representing Tuvalu in third place (a total of 171 points for her song "Wings"), Poland's Ania Iwanek & Pati Sokół in fourth place (their song "Warsaw 44" got 157 points) and Australia's Reece Mastin in his second USC attempt since USC 53 (156 points for his song "Rebel and the reason").

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 South Korea South Korea TVXQ "Catch me" 16 43
02 Turkey Turkey Gokhan Turkmen "Tas" 21 25
03 Cyprus Cyprus Argyro Christodoulides "Brother don't fade out" 22 15
04 Monaco Monaco Marvin Dupré "La foudre" 10 66
05 Tuvalu Tuvalu Delta Goodrem "Wings" 1 145
06 Latvia Latvia Bermuda Divstūris "1002 arābu naktis" 20 29
07 Nigeria Nigeria Yemi Alade "Johnny" 19 30
08 France France Black M "On s'fait du mal" 3 121
09 Philippines Philippines Nicole Laurel Asensio "Song from a broken string" 9 73
10 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein The Dark Tenor "Love is light" 11 60
11 Spain Spain Wally López

ft. Jamie Scott

"You can't stop the beat" 7 79
12 Wales Wales Catfish and the Bottlemen "Kathleen" 12 55
13 Congo DR DR Congo Maître Gims "Brisé" 8 78
14 Japan Japan LiSa "Crossing field" 14 53
15 USA United States Miss Fame "Rubber doll" 17 36
16 Luxembourg Luxembourg Christine and the Queens "Saint Claude" 15 49
17 Norway Norway Jesper Jenset "Superhero" 13 54
18 England England Alistair Griffin "Just drive" WDN -
19 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Fahrenheidt ft. Emmelie de Forest "Wildfire" 18 31
20 Poland Poland Ania Iwanek

& Pati Sokół

"Warsaw 44" 2 130
21 Portugal Portugal Diogo Piçarra "Verdadeiro" 6 90
22 Bulgaria Bulgaria Mihaela Marinova "Stupka napred" 4 96
23 Chile Chile Los Bunkers "Si estás pensando mal de mi" 5 93

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Romania Romania Dan Bittman "Si ingerii au demonii lor" 6 83
02 Brazil Brazil Mariana Rios "Reach me" 12 58
03 Estonia Estonia Elina Born "Kilimajaro" 5 86
04 Italy Italy Fedez ft. Francesca Michielin "Magnifico" 15 44
05 Cameroon Cameroon Irma "I know" 9 70
06 Moldova Moldova Andrew Rayel ft. Alexandra Badoi "Goodbye" 17 28
07 Netherlands Netherlands Sandra van Nieuwland "Banging on the doors of love" 4 94
08 Australia Australia Reece Mastin "Rebel and the reason" 2 100
09 Germany Germany Cosby "Boon & bane" WDN -
10 Czech Republic Czech Republic Klara Vytiskova "Survival" 16 40
11 Argentina Argentina Chenoa "Cuando tú vas" WDN -
12 San Marino San Marino Mario Biondi "Love is a temple" 11 62
13 Sweden Sweden Marie Serneholt "That's the way my heart goes" 19 22
14 South Africa South Africa Troye Sivan "Fools" 7 82
15 Serbia Serbia Milan Stankovic "Faktor rizika" 18 27
16 Andorra Andorra Amelie "Deixa'm volar" 21 17
17 Croatia Croatia Nina Kraljic "Zaljuljali smo svijet" 1 166
18 North Macedonia North Macedonia Thea "Eho" 10 67
19 Israel Israel Petite Meller "Baby love" 3 96
20 Greece Greece Otherview "In the club" 20 18
21 Iceland Iceland Glowie "No more" 14 45
22 Finland Finland Siru "Mustelmat" 8 76
23 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland His New Atlas "Saints" 13 53

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 North Macedonia North Macedonia Thea "Eho" 15 79
02 Lithuania Lithuania Donatas Blanka "Asaros" 17 76
03 Poland Poland Ania Iwanek & Pati Sokół "Warsaw 44" 4 157
04 Congo DR DR Congo Maître Gims "Brisé" 14 79
05 South Africa South Africa Troye Sivan "Fools" 9 108
06 Portugal Portugal Diogo Piçarra "Verdadeiro" 6 112
07 Chile Chile Los Bunkers "Si estás pensando mal de mi" 24 59
08 Finland Finland Siru "Mustelmat" 18 72
09 Bulgaria Bulgaria Mihaela Marinova "Stupka napred" 7 111
10 Croatia Croatia Nina Kraljic "Zaljuljali smo svijet" 1 200
11 Wales Wales Catfish and the Bottlemen "Kathleen" 25 55
12 Australia Australia Reece Mastin "Rebel and the reason" 5 156
13 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein The Dark Tenor "Love is light" 19 70
14 Estonia Estonia Elina Born "Kilimanjaro" 16 76
15 France France Black M "On s'fait du mal" 8 108
16 Romania Romania Dan Bittman "Si ingerii au demonii lor" 12 93
17 Monaco Monaco Marvin Dupré "La foudre" 23 60
18 Netherlands Netherlands Sandra von Nieuwland "Banging on the doors of love" 11 100
19 Philippines Philippines Nicole Laurel Asensio "Song on a broken string" 21 62
20 Canada Canada Andee "Sorries" 22 61
21 Brazil Brazil Mariana Rios "Reach me" 10 103
22 Cameroon Cameroon Irma "I know" 13 84
23 San Marino San Marino Mario Biondi "Love is a temple" 27 53
24 Tuvalu Tuvalu Delta Goodrem "Wings" 3 171
25 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Gente de Zona ft. Marc Anthony "La gozadera" 26 54
26 Spain Spain Wally López ft. Jamie Scott "You can't stop the beat" 20 64
27 Israel Israel Petite Meller "Baby love" 2 187

Returning artists Edit

Artist Country Previous participation
Reece Mastin Australia Australia USC 53
Maître Gims Congo DR DR Congo USC 80
Emmelie de Forest Faroe Islands Faroe Islands USC 58 (for Denmark Denmark)
Black M France France USC 73
Fedez Italy Italy USC 53 (with Francesca Michielin)
Francesca Michielin Italy Italy USC 46, USC 53 (with Fedez), USC 65
Bermuda Divstūris Latvia Latvia USC 66, USC 70
Andrew Rayel Moldova Moldova USC 72 (with Jonathan Mendelsohn)
Sandra van Nieuwland Netherlands Netherlands USC 56
Marc Anthony Puerto Rico Puerto Rico USC 47 (for Spain Spain, with Natalia Jiménez)
Milan Stankovic Serbia Serbia USC 11
Troye Sivan South Africa South Africa USC 71 (for Lesotho Lesotho)
Delta Goodrem Tuvalu Tuvalu USC 55 (for Australia Australia)

Special Awards Edit

Bartek Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Latvia Latvia Bermuda Divstūris "1002 arābu naktis" 20th (SF1) Co-Winner
USA United States Miss Fame "Rubber doll" 17th (SF1) Co-Winner

Best Non-English Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
Bulgaria Bulgaria Mihaela Marinova "Stupka napred" 7th Winner
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Gente de Zona ft. Marc Anthony "La gozadera" 26th Nominée (2nd)
Andorra Andorra Amelie "Deixa'm volar" 21st (SF2) Nominée (3rd)

hph01 Award Edit

Country Artist Song Place Situation
South Korea South Korea TVQX "Catch me" 16th (SF1) Winner
Italy Italy Fedez ft. Francesca Michielin "Magnifico" 15th (SF2) Nominée (2nd)
Norway Norway Jesper Jenset "Superhero" 13th (SF1) Nominée (3rd)


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
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