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North Vision Song Contest 12
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Dates
PQR date 28 December 2014
Semi-final 1 date 17 January 2015
Semi-final 2 date 24 January 2015
Final date 14 February 2015
Host
Venue Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Presenter(s) Lise Rønne
Casper Christensen
Broadcaster DR
Opening act Semi-final 1: Robot dancers by Nick Jeppe
Semi-final 2: Aura Dione performing an acoustic version of "In Love with the World"
Grand Final: Amaranthe with "Drop Dead Cynical"
Interval act Semi-final 1: L.I.G.A performing a medley of their songs "Julia" and "Skylder dig ik' noget"
Semi-final 2: Emmelie de Forest and dancers performing "Only Teardrops" and "Rainmaker"
Grand Final: Maria Lucia Heiberg Rosenberg performing "Lad Det Ske"
Participants
Entries 48
Returning Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Spain Spain
Withdrawing Flag of Algeria Algeria
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
Flag of San Marino San Marino
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Winner Flag of Israel Israel
"Tasmanian Devil"
North Vision Song Contest
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North Vision Song Contest 12, often referred to as NVSC 12 was the 12th edition of the North Vision Song Contest. It took place in Herning, Denmark following the country's victory in the eleventh edition. DR chose the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning to host the edition while Lise Rønne and Casper Christensen were selected as the presenters of the contest.

Forty-eight countries participated in the edition with both Belgium and Spain returning to the contest after last taking part in the tenth and ninth edition respectively. There were six withdrawing countries from the edition: Algeria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Montenegro and San Marino. Slovenia and Estonia were not allowed to participate due to missing out the deadline.

The winner of the edition was Israel with the song "Tasmanian Devil" performed by Kokoro which gathered 158 points. For the first time in the contest, the first and second places were tied. Finland finished as runner-up after the tie-break while Slovakia finished third. Norway and Switzerland got the fourth and fifth place respectively. It was the first time since the third edition that the top 5 did not consist of any big 5 countries. From the big 5, only Ukraine and Poland achieved a top 15 place while the rest countries were in the bottom 6.

Location

Herning is a Danish city in Region Midtjylland, on the Jutland peninsula. It is the main town and the administrative seat of Herning Municipality. Herning has a population of 47,765 (1 January 2014) including the suburbs of Tjørring, Snejbjerg, Lind, Birk, Hammerum, and Gjellerup, making Herning the 11th most populous urban area in Denmark.

Herning was established at the beginning of the 1800s during the period of heath reclamation. This period of time resulted in a growing population, and a demand for products and services to the new farmers in the area. Herning came into existence as a center of commerce for the area.

Later on, Herning became known for the textile-weaving industry that developed in and around the town. This industry was once Herning's principal economic activity: today, the town enjoys a diversified industrial base. Herning became a market town in 1913. Herning has twice, in 1965 and 2003, been awarded the title of Danish City of the Year.

Bidding phase

Locations of the candidate cities. The chosen location is marked in red.

The bidding phase for the edition kicked off on 20 December 2014. The first two cities that applied to host the contest were Herning and Copenhagen. Herning submitted Jyske Bank Boxen as their venue for the contest with a capacity up to 15.000 people. Jyske Bank Boxen had already tried to host the contest in the fifth edition but lost against Atletion. Copenhagen chose DR Byen with a capacity up to 8.000 people. In case this venue gets chosen, the concert hall would be enlarged by a giant tent, just in front of the DR Headquarters.

Two more venues were revealed the next day, on 21 December 2014. This time they were both from Copenhagen. The first venue was the Forum Copenhagen. The venue can hold up to 10.000 people, depending on the hall setup. The second venue was the KB Hallen which can host up to 5.000 people in the contest setup. The hall was damaged by a fire in 2011 and is curently closed. If this venue will be chosen, it will be reopened and enlarged in order to offer the best quality in terms of sound.

On 22 December 2014, it was revealed along with the hosts of the edition that the contest will be held in Jyske Bank Boxen, located in Herning. The city won over the capital of the country which had applied three venues to host the competition. The local Town Hall was worked to make Herning a "Northvision Village" where fans could accomodate, eat and relax during their trip to Denmark.

Key   Template:If empty   Host venue

City Venue Capacity Notes
Copenhagen DR Byen 8,000
Forum Copenhagen 10.000
KB Hallen 5.000 The hall is currently closed due to fire damages.
Herning Jyske Bank Boxen Template:If empty 15.000 Hosted the shows of the first, second and seventh editions of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 26 December 2014 at the Scandic Regina Hotel in Herning. As the pre-qualification round would start after the draw, the spots for the pre-qualification round qualifiers were drawn first. The big 5 countries were first drawn to determine in which semi-final would each country vote. Andorra, Denmark and Poland were drawn to vote in the first semi-final while France and Ukraine were drawn to vote in the second semi-final. The rest of the thirty-four countries were divided into six pots, based on their geographical place. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.

The six pots were the following:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Running order draw

The draw that determined the running order of the edition took place on 5 January 2015 in Herning. Two countries from each semi-final and a big 5 country received a wildcard and could select their starting position at their half (first or second). Kazakhstan and Israel got the wildcards from the first semi-final, Tunisia and Ireland got the wildcards from the second semi-final while France got the wildcard of the big 5. During the running order draw, the semi-final of the pre-qualification round qualifiers were also determined. The running order draw for the semi-final qualifiers took place after the results of each semi-final with each of the qualifiers drawing their starting position.

Participating countries

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     Countries in the first semi-final
     Countries voting in the first semi-final
     Countries in the second semi-final
     Countries voting in the second semi-final

Forty-eight countries participated in the edition. Belgium returned to the contest after last taking part in the tenth. Spain also returned to the contest after initially confirming their participation for the eleventh edition and later withdrawing.

Six countries withdrew from the contest; Algeria, Czech Republic and Estonia due to financial issues while the Faroe Islands, Montenegro and San Marino gave no reason for their withdrawals. However, Montenegrin broadcaster reported that it is likely that the country will return to the next edition. Slovenia did not state anything regarding their participating and were later forced to withdraw due to missing out the deadline.

Returning artists

Aynur Aydin returned to represent Turkey for third time after doing so in the seventh and eighth editions. Nylon, the band which represented Iceland in the fourth edition, returned to represent the country as The Charlies. Ewelina Lisowska and Bobby Andonov returned to represent Poland and FYR Macedonia respectively for second time after doing so in the sixth edition. Slovakian representative Kristína has previously represented Slovakia once. Nikki Jamal has previously represented Azerbaijan in the fourth edition. Softengine represented Finland for second time after doing so in the tenth edition.

Results

Pre-qualification round

Nine countries participated in the fourth pre-qualification round. Armenia, Finland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Macedonia and Slovakia qualifed to the semi-finals, while Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Netherlands and Serbia were eliminated.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Iceland Iceland The Charlies "Monster (Eat Me)" 7 42
02 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Kristína "Ta Ne" 3 61
03 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands (Disqualified) DI-RECT "Invincible" 4 59
04 Flag of Serbia Serbia Ivana Selakov & Aca Lukas "Omaklo Mi Se" 9 35
05 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Lepa Brena "Pazi kome zavidiš" 8 40
06 Flag of Finland Finland Softengine "The Sirens" 2 71
07 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Angel at my table "Set Your Sails" 5 57
08 Flag of Armenia Armenia Seda Mayilyan "Im Mtqum" 6 56
09 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Bobby Andonov "Broken" 1 76

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Andorra, Denmark and Poland also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Sweden Sweden Mahan Moin "Azizami" 2 120
02 Flag of Armenia Armenia Seda Mayilyan "Im Mtqum" 19 30
03 Flag of Turkey Turkey Erdem Kinay feat. Aynur Aydin "İşporta" 20 20
04 Flag of Portugal Portugal Katia Aveiro "Latina de cuerpo y alma" 16 44
05 Flag of Iceland Iceland The Charlies "Monster (Eat Me)" 15 53
06 Flag of Hungary Hungary Laura Cserpes "Ments meg ha fáj!" 4 86
07 Flag of Georgia Georgia Giorgi Kobaidze "Es Ghame Shenia" 12 59
08 Flag of Belarus Belarus Julia Parshuta "Cut Me Open" 7 77
09 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Bligg "Manhattan" 9 73
10 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Assel "Subliminal" 11 59
11 Flag of Greece Greece Katerina Lioliou "Itan Ligo" 13 58
12 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Grafa "Nikoi" 14 56
13 Flag of Morocco Morocco Asma Lmnawar "Hakawa" 17 39
14 Flag of Spain Spain Naiara Ruz "Adelante" 6 79
15 Flag of Germany Germany Leslie Clio "Told You So" 1 139
16 Flag of Latvia Latvia RYGA "Tits" 18 39
17 Flag of Monaco Monaco Baptiste Giabiconi "Speed of Light" 5 84
18 Flag of Israel Israel Kokoro "Tasmanian Devil" 10 60
19 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Bobby Andonov "Broken" 3 86
20 Flag of Moldova Moldova Cătălin Josan "Floorplay" 8 73

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. France and Ukraine also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania MAGNIT "Vandenynai" 15 45
02 Flag of Albania Albania Besa "Mbretëreshë" 11 64
03 Flag of Belgium Belgium Tom Dice & Elisa Tovati "Il nous faut" 13 54
04 Flag of Croatia Croatia Antonija Šola "Nešto Kao Volim Te (Je t'aime)" 20 22
05 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Kristína "Ta Ne" 1 107
06 Flag of Italy Italy Lacuna Coil "I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)" 12 59
07 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Helly Luv "Risk It All" 9 75
08 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Eliane "Leave a Light On" 14 53
09 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Asma Mahallaoui "Gowaya Kalam" 19 22
10 Flag of Romania Romania Lora "Arde" 10 67
11 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Angel at my table "Set Your Sails" 18 27
12 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Years & Years "Desire" 5 85
13 Flag of Norway Norway Qleo feat. Lazee "Someone's Watching Me" 7 78
14 Flag of Malta Malta Dorothy Bezzina "Starting from the End" 17 30
15 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Nikki Jamal "Skindeep" 4 86
16 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Helena "Ipervoles" 16 42
17 Flag of Austria Austria Conchita Wurst "Heroes" 2 102
18 Flag of Ireland Ireland HomeTown "Where I Belong" 8 77
19 Flag of Russia Russia Yulia Savicheva "Nevesta" 6 83
20 Flag of Finland Finland Softengine "The Sirens" 3 98

Final

Twenty-five countries participated in the final, with all forty-eight participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Israel Israel Kokoro "Tasmanian Devil" 1 158
02 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Bobby Andonov "Broken" 12 122
03 Flag of Ireland Ireland HomeTown "Where I Belong" 17 89
04 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Zlata Ognevich "Pray for Ukraine" 8 135
05 Flag of Belarus Belarus Julia Parshuta "Cut Me Open" 25 66
06 Flag of Austria Austria Conchita Wurst "Heroes" 10 127
07 Flag of Norway Norway Qleo feat. Lazee "Someone's Watching Me" 4 153
08 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Nikki Jamal "Skindeep" 24 69
09 Flag of Moldova Moldova Cătălin Josan "Floorplay" 19 81
10 Flag of Denmark Denmark Freya "Into the Fire" 21 73
11 Flag of Andorra Andorra Auryn "Pillow Talk" 20 78
12 Flag of Spain Spain Naiara Ruz "Adelante" 14 104
13 Flag of Finland Finland Softengine "The Sirens" 2 158
14 Flag of Monaco Monaco Baptiste Giabiconi "Speed of Light" 18 85
15 Flag of Romania Romania Lora "Arde" 16 89
16 Flag of Hungary Hungary Laura Cserpes "Ments meg ha fáj!" 23 70
17 Flag of Russia Russia Yulia Savicheva "Nevesta" 9 127
18 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Kristína "Ta Ne" 3 156
19 Flag of Poland Poland Ewelina Lisowska "We Mgle" 15 101
20 Flag of Sweden Sweden Mahan Moin "Azizami" 6 142
21 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Helly Luv "Risk It All" 13 116
22 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Bligg "Manhattan" 5 151
23 Flag of France France Valentin Marceau "Sybille Kill" 22 71
24 Flag of Germany Germany Leslie Clio "Told You So" 11 125
25 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Years & Years "Desire" 7 138

Voting grids

Pre-qualification round

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Sweden Sweden 145 Flag of Germany Germany 138
2 Flag of Germany Germany 102 Flag of Hungary Hungary 107
3 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 94 Flag of Spain Spain 99
4 Flag of Moldova Moldova 89 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 91
5 Flag of Monaco Monaco 83 Flag of Belarus Belarus 84
6 Flag of Spain Spain 76 Flag of Sweden Sweden 79
7 Flag of Israel Israel 72 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 78
8 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 70 Flag of Monaco Monaco 78
9 Flag of Greece Greece 70 Flag of Moldova Moldova 72
10 Flag of Hungary Hungary 65 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 67
11 Flag of Belarus Belarus 59 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 67
12 Flag of Georgia Georgia 58 Flag of Iceland Iceland 64
13 Flag of Portugal Portugal 58 Flag of Georgia Georgia 60
14 Flag of Latvia Latvia 58 Flag of Israel Israel 54
15 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 52 Flag of Greece Greece 47
16 Flag of Morocco Morocco 48 Flag of Armenia Armenia 40
17 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 39 Flag of Turkey Turkey 36
18 Flag of Iceland Iceland 35 Flag of Portugal Portugal 28
19 Flag of Armenia Armenia 32 Flag of Latvia Latvia 23
20 Flag of Turkey Turkey 29 Flag of Morocco Morocco 22
Voting results
Total Score NSweden NArmenia NTurkey NPortugal NIceland NHungary NGeorgia NBelarus NSwitzerland NKazakhstan NGreece NBulgaria NMorocco NSpain NGermany NLatvia NMonaco NIsrael NMacedonia NMoldova NAndorra NDenmark NPoland
Sweden 120 7 5 3 7 6 6 6 6 5 8 12 5 2 3 12 10 7 10
Armenia 30 4 5 1 1 1 4 5 7 2
Turkey 20 7 3 4 1 4 1
Portugal 44 7 8 4 2 8 2 6 7
Iceland 53 4 7 10 6 7 4 5 8 2
Hungary 86 8 7 2 1 10 7 8 7 3 6 10 6 10 1
Georgia 59 5 1 4 10 8 2 10 8 1 10
Belarus 77 6 5 12 2 3 7 4 2 12 6 5 4 5 4
Switzerland 73 2 6 5 4 12 12 10 6 4 12
Kazakhstan 59 5 4 12 1 2 8 1 10 4 7 1 4
Greece 58 3 6 2 3 1 6 2 12 3 3 3 2 6 6
Bulgaria 56 3 10 3 3 8 6 12 5 6
Morocco 39 10 2 12 1 4 5 3 2
Spain 79 6 8 1 4 10 7 10 10 8 12 3
Germany 139 10 12 5 10 2 3 12 10 12 3 2 10 5 12 12 12 7
Latvia 39 8 8 8 4 6 5
Monaco 84 6 12 4 7 5 3 7 5 12 3 8 8 2 2
Israel 60 12 2 5 7 4 2 6 4 1 1 8 8
Macedonia 86 1 1 10 6 8 12 7 5 8 3 1 2 8 3 3 8
Moldova 73 3 12 1 4 10 10 7 5 1 1 7 7 5

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semi-final:

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Flag of Germany Germany Armenia, Belarus, Denmark, Israel, Kazakhstan, Moldova
3 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Greece, Poland, Spain
2 Flag of Belarus Belarus Latvia, Switzerland
Flag of Monaco Monaco Morocco, Portugal
Flag of Sweden Sweden FYR Macedonia, Germany
1 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Monaco
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Hungary
Flag of Greece Greece Bulgaria
Flag of Israel Israel Sweden
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Iceland
Flag of Moldova Moldova Turkey
Flag of Morocco Morocco Georgia
Flag of Spain Spain Andorra

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 109 Flag of Finland Finland 115
2 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 105 Flag of Austria Austria 110
3 Flag of Austria Austria 91 Flag of Ireland Ireland 90
4 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 89 Flag of Belgium Belgium 85
5 Flag of United Kingdom UK 83 Flag of Romania Romania 79
6 Flag of Norway Norway 79 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 79
7 Flag of Russia Russia 77 Flag of United Kingdom UK 78
8 Flag of Albania Albania 73 Flag of Russia Russia 72
9 Flag of Ireland Ireland 67 Flag of Italy Italy 72
10 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 66 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 71
11 Flag of Finland Finland 66 Flag of Norway Norway 67
12 Flag of Italy Italy 57 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 67
13 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 55 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 57
14 Flag of Romania Romania 53 Flag of Albania Albania 57
15 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 48 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 50
16 Flag of Croatia Croatia 43 Flag of Malta Malta 38
17 Flag of Belgium Belgium 42 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 28
18 Flag of Malta Malta 30 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 24
19 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 22 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 21
20 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 21 Flag of Croatia Croatia 16
Voting results
Total Score NLithuania NAlbania NBelgium NCroatia NSlovakia NItaly NLebanon NLiechtenstein NTunisia NRomania NLuxembourg NUnitedKingdom NNorway NMalta NAzerbaijan NCyprus NAustria NIreland NRussia NFinland NFrance NUkraine
Lithuania 45 3 3 7 1 2 6 5 8 10
Albania 64 12 4 6 6 10 8 7 5 6
Belgium 65 1 7 5 6 10 1 4 2 12 6
Croatia 22 3 7 3 6 3
Slovakia 107 3 5 6 2 12 10 4 5 3 4 8 8 7 4 8 10 7
Italy 59 8 6 2 5 4 1 10 8 5 2 1 7
Lebanon 75 5 12 1 4 12 12 7 4 2 5 7 4
Liechtenstein 53 12 3 4 5 3 4 5 5 12
Tunisia 22 8 1 2 7 2 2
Romania 67 4 8 7 3 4 2 4 7 1 10 3 1 10 3
Luxembourg 27 2 2 1 1 1 6 1 6 4 3
UK 85 10 8 10 7 1 12 2 10 2 6 7 3 6 1
Norway 78 7 3 6 7 8 6 10 2 3 10 4 12
Malta 30 6 1 8 12 3
Azerbaijan 86 7 2 1 6 5 10 5 5 3 12 8 7 12 3
Cyprus 42 1 1 8 12 3 6 1 10
Austria 102 10 10 5 10 6 8 7 7 5 3 5 2 8 7 8 1
Ireland 77 2 4 10 4 12 10 1 2 5 12 5 6 4
Russia 83 6 12 7 2 4 3 8 4 12 10 8 2 5
Finland 98 5 8 12 8 2 10 6 12 4 12 7 12

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semi-final:

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Flag of Finland Finland Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Russia
3 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Albania, Luxembourg, Tunisia
2 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Ireland, United Kingdom
Flag of Ireland Ireland Italy, Malta
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein France, Lithuania
Flag of Russia Russia Belgium, Cyprus
1 Flag of Albania Albania Slovakia
Flag of Belgium Belgium Finland
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Norway
Flag of Malta Malta Liechtenstein
Flag of Norway Norway Ukraine
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Lebanon
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Romania

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 182 Flag of Finland Finland 177
2 Flag of Sweden Sweden 178 Flag of Austria Austria 153
3 Flag of Israel Israel 166 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 149
4 Flag of Norway Norway 163 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 150
5 Flag of United Kingdom UK 144 Flag of Israel Israel 145
6 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 140 Flag of Germany Germany 145
7 Flag of Finland Finland 138 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 143
8 Flag of Russia Russia 131 Flag of Norway Norway 133
9 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 130 Flag of Poland Poland 131
10 Flag of Austria Austria 129 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 128
11 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 118 Flag of Spain Spain 119
12 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 114 Flag of United Kingdom UK 115
13 Flag of Romania Romania 108 Flag of Sweden Sweden 113
14 Flag of Spain Spain 96 Flag of Ireland Ireland 106
15 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 87 Flag of Romania Romania 95
16 Flag of Monaco Monaco 82 Flag of France France 95
17 Flag of Ireland Ireland 81 Flag of Hungary Hungary 88
18 Flag of France France 80 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 87
19 Flag of Germany Germany 79 Flag of Monaco Monaco 84
20 Flag of Denmark Denmark 77 Flag of Denmark Denmark 83
21 Flag of Belarus Belarus 77 Flag of Russia Russia 80
22 Flag of Hungary Hungary 76 Flag of Andorra Andorra 77
23 Flag of Moldova Moldova 76 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 65
24 Flag of Andorra Andorra 67 Flag of Belarus Belarus 63
25 Flag of Poland Poland 64 Flag of Moldova Moldova 60
Voting results
Total Score NIsrael NMacedonia NIreland NUkraine NBelarus NAustria NNorway NAzerbaijan NMoldova NDenmark NAndorra NSpain NFinland NMonaco NRomania NHungary NRussia NSlovakia NPoland NSweden NLebanon NSwitzerland NFrance NGermany NUnitedKingdom NArmenia NTurkey NPortugal NIceland NGeorgia NKazakhstan NGreece NBulgaria NMorocco NLatvia NLithuania NAlbania NBelgium NCroatia NItaly NLiechtenstein NTunisia NLuxembourg NMalta NCyprus NNetherlands NCyprus NBosniaHerzegovina
Israel 158 1 7 2 4 7 12 7 4 12 10 7 2 12 1 7 10 4 2 2 1 12 8 12 8 4
Macedonia 122 4 6 3 5 6 6 12 12 5 6 6 2 5 3 8 6 5 10 12
Ireland 89 2 5 4 8 4 8 7 5 6 8 4 10 1 12 5
Ukraine 135 3 10 10 10 2 10 4 5 6 8 12 5 6 3 8 4 5 8 8 8
Belarus 66 2 1 7 2 2 1 1 4 6 8 8 6 12 4 1 1
Austria 127 8 1 2 12 7 7 3 6 12 2 8 3 8 3 4 10 8 6 7 10
Norway 153 3 12 10 8 12 1 10 12 2 1 6 3 4 3 2 2 2 12 1 7 6 4 8 4 6 12
Azerbaijan 69 7 2 4 7 2 2 5 1 6 10 3 1 5 10 2 2
Moldova 81 4 4 12 2 10 2 5 12 7 7 4 3 2 3 4
Denmark 73 5 3 3 6 7 3 1 7 5 4 6 3 7 2 7 4
Andorra 78 12 7 3 8 1 10 10 12 2 7 6
Spain 104 4 5 4 12 8 3 2 10 12 6 10 5 1 6 7 5 2 2
Finland 158 1 7 1 12 10 3 3 7 10 12 10 1 7 10 4 1 5 7 12 3 10 12 7 3
Monaco 85 7 10 1 5 6 1 3 1 8 8 10 5 2 7 2 1 8
Romania 89 6 4 8 3 6 7 5 4 5 3 4 3 6 1 8 3 3 10
Hungary 70 7 1 8 2 1 10 1 1 3 4 3 2 2 3 4 1 4 10 1 2
Russia 127 3 10 8 6 1 8 3 2 8 8 3 10 4 1 10 6 10 3 2 3 10 5 3
Slovakia 156 8 5 6 12 10 4 7 8 6 12 4 7 1 10 12 5 6 7 10 2 8 6
Poland 101 5 12 1 4 5 10 4 5 4 8 2 1 10 6 1 12 6 5
Sweden 142 10 2 5 2 8 5 8 4 10 10 4 4 7 5 5 6 1 7 7 5 12 2 7 3 3
Lebanon 116 10 2 3 2 5 1 12 5 5 2 2 8 4 12 5 7 4 8 5 7 7
Switzerland 151 6 10 7 12 8 8 5 12 6 1 6 12 1 5 12 3 5 12 12 1 7
France 71 4 8 6 6 8 3 12 12 4 8
Germany 125 8 3 7 4 10 3 7 10 7 10 12 8 5 12 4 4 5 6
UK 138 12 6 1 6 3 5 6 5 1 3 8 8 6 2 7 6 6 3 10 2 12 6 7 5 1 1
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals and the pre-qualification round.

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final:

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Austria, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Tunisia
5 Flag of Israel Israel Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom
Flag of Norway Norway Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Moldova, Romania
4 Flag of Finland Finland Belarus, Croatia, Netherlands, Russia
3 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon
2 Flag of Andorra Andorra Ireland, Portugal
Flag of Austria Austria Germany, Monaco
Flag of France France Belgium, Switzerland
Flag of Germany Germany Armenia, Morocco
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Denmark, Georgia
Flag of Moldova Moldova France, Norway
Flag of Poland Poland Cyprus, Ukraine
Flag of Spain Spain Bulgaria, Finland
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Israel, Lithuania
1 Flag of Belarus Belarus Latvia
Flag of Ireland Ireland Malta
Flag of Sweden Sweden Albania
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Turkey

Other awards

Web Award

A poll was opened during the final of the edition with all the finalists. The public could vote for their favorite songs and there was no limit in choices. However, only one vote per user was allowed. The winner of the poll was revealed during the final voting.

Place Country Artist Song Votes
1 Flag of Norway Norway Qleo feat. Lazee "Someone's Watching Me" N/A

North Vision Awards

The sixth ceremony of the North Vision Awards was held for this edition. The nominees were revealed on 20 February 2015 and the voting started the same day. The winners were revealed on 3 March 2015.

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The fifth OGAN Second Chance Contest took place for this edition and was hosted by OGAN Norway. The OGAN clubs of each country could submit one of their national selection entries to compete in the contest with some rules applying for the entries. The United Kingdom won the contest with Kwabs and his song "Walk".

Other countries

Countries that are active members of the North Broadcasting Union (NBU), are also eligible to participate in the North Vision Song Contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. Forty-eight countries confirmed their participation in the edition. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

Active NBU members

  • Flag of Algeria Algeria: On November 23, Canal Algérié announced that Algeria would not compete in the 12th edition due to financial difficulties.
  • Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic: The broadcaster announced the country's withdrawal due to financial issues on December 17.
  • Flag of Estonia Estonia: NBU gave to ERR extra time to decide if they would stay to the contest. ERR announced on December 22 that the country is withdrawing due to lack of sponsors.
  • Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands: It was confirmed on November 26 that the country would be withdrawing from the contest. The broadcaster did not point out any reason but it is possible that a recent cut in the funds lead to this decision.
  • Flag of Montenegro Montenegro: RTCG stated no reason for withdrawal, but said Montenegro is likely to return in the thirteenth edition.
  • Flag of San Marino San Marino: On November 21, SMRTV confirmed the country's withdrawal from the contest.
  • Flag of Slovenia Slovenia: The country was ejected for missing the confirmation date.

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of Belgium Robin Guérit
  2. Flag of Tunisia Shayma Helali
  3. Flag of Germany Natalie Horler
  4. Flag of Latvia Ralfs Eilands
  5. Flag of Croatia Severina
    (Croatian representative in the eleventh edition)
  6. Flag of Hungary Ernő Rubik
  7. Flag of Iceland Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir
  8. Flag of Macedonia Viktorija Loba
  9. Flag of Bulgaria Bogomil Bonev
    (Bulgarian representative in the fifth and sixth edition)
  10. Flag of Israel Moran Mazor
  11. Flag of Turkey Burcu Esmersoy
  12. Flag of Slovakia Dominika Mirgova
    (Slovakian representative in the fifth and ninth edition)
  13. Flag of Sweden Linus Svenning
  14. Flag of Azerbaijan Sevda Alakbarzadeh
  15. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Selma Adžem
    (Bosnian representative in the eleventh edition as part of Selma & the Sound)
  16. Flag of United Kingdom Olly Murs

  1. Flag of Portugal Suzy Guerra
  2. Flag of Romania Elena Ionescu
    (Romanian representative in the eleventh edition as part of Mandinga)
  3. Flag of Finland Benjamin Peltonen
  4. Flag of Moldova Iuliana Puschila
    (Original co-singer of "Floorplay")
  5. Flag of Albania Venera Lumani
  6. Flag of Ireland Aisling Bea
  7. Flag of Italy Marco Mengoni
    (Italian representative in the seventh edition)
  8. Flag of Poland Mateusz Mielnicki
  9. Flag of Morocco Dounia Batma
  10. Flag of Greece Angelika Dusk
  11. Flag of Austria Iris Strubegger
  12. Flag of Denmark Tim Schou
    (Danish representative in the tenth edition)
  13. Flag of Lebanon Mory Hatem
  14. Flag of Malta Deborah Cassar
  15. Flag of Georgia Nina Sublatti
  16. Flag of Belarus Alexei Gross

  1. Flag of Ukraine Ani Lorak
    (Ukrainian representative in the tenth and eleventh edition)
  2. Flag of Netherlands Ilse Delange
    (Dutch representative in the sixth edition)
  3. Flag of Spain Felipe VI of Spain
  4. Flag of Lithuania Ugnė Skonsmanaitė
  5. Flag of Andorra Carlos Weinberg
  6. Flag of Liechtenstein Claudia Schanza
  7. Flag of Russia Semen Elistratov
  8. Flag of Serbia Aleksandra Brković
  9. Flag of Kazakhstan Pevitsa Lido
  10. Flag of Norway Alexander Rybak
  11. Flag of Cyprus Mariada Pieridi
    (Cypriot representative in the eleventh edition)
  12. Flag of Monaco Emmanuel Moire
    (Monegasque representative in the fourth edition)
  13. Flag of Switzerland Michelle Hunziker
  14. Flag of Armenia Lilit Hovhannisyan
    (Armenian representative in the thirteenth edition)
  15. Flag of France Amaury Vassili
  16. Flag of Luxembourg Frédérique Wolff

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