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North Vision Song Contest 15
Painting Worlds
Nvsc 15 logo
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 1 August 2015
Semi-final 2 date 8 August 2015
Final date 22 August 2015
Host
Venue Parken Stadium
Copenhagen, Denmark
Presenter(s) Louise Wolff
Ulla Essendrop
Tim Schou (green room)
Broadcaster DR
Opening act Semi-final 1: Aura Dione performing "In Love with the World" with orchestra
Semi-final 2: Emmelie de Forest performing "Drunk Tonight"
Final: Music mix by Kato
Interval act Semi-final 1: North Vision Song Contest history (Part 1: NVSC 1 to 5)
Semi-final 2: North Vision Song Contest history (Part 2: NVSC 6 to 10)
Final: The Storm performing "My Crown" and North Vision Song Contest history (Part 3: NVSC 11 to 15)
Participants
Entries 46
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Moldova Moldova
Flag of Romania Romania
Withdrawing Flag of Albania Albania
Austria Austria
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Flag of Morocco Morocco
Flag of Poland Poland
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Null points None
Winner Flag of Israel Israel
"All of It But Me"
North Vision Song Contest
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North Vision Song Contest 15, often referred to as NVSC 15 was the 15th edition of the North Vision Song Contest. It was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The country was hosting the show for the third time, after The Storm won the fourteenth edition with their song "My Crown". For the first time since the ninth edition, there was no pre-qualifying round. DR chose the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen to host the three shows of the edition with Ulla Essendrop and Louise Wolff serving as the presenters while the Danish representative in the tenth edition Tim Schou served as the green room host.

Forty-six countries participated in the edition, the lowest number of participants since the ninth edition. Seven countries announced their withdrawal from the competition: Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Lithuania, Morocco and Poland. Spain announced that they would return after one edition break, but withdrew their confirmation later. Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania returned after withdrawing from last edition.

Israel was declared as the winner of the edition, marking the second victory of the country with the first being also in an edition hosted by Denmark. The country won with the song "All of It But Me" by The Young Professionals and Anna F. which got 197 points, 41 points over the runner-up Italy. Algeria came in third, achieving their first top 6 result. Sweden and Denmark came fourth and fifth respectively with the latter being the only big 6 to finish in the top 6 again along with Russia on the sixth place.

Location

Copenhagen is the capital and most populated city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,263,698 (as of 1 January 2015) and a metropolitan population of 1,992,114 (as of 1 January 2015). It is situated on the eastern coast of Zealand, 164 km (102 mi) east of Odense and 28 km (17 mi) northwest of Malmö, Sweden. The city stretches across parts of the island of Amager and contains the enclave of Frederiksberg, a municipality in its own right.

Since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure. The city is the cultural, economic and governmental centre of Denmark; it is one of the major financial centres of Northern Europe with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. In 2012, Copenhagen was third in the ranking of the richest cities in the world in terms of gross earnings, dropping from first place in 2009. Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, a road, railway and tunnel project, the metropolitan area of Copenhagen has become increasingly integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö, known as the Øresund Region. With a number of bridges connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterized by parks, promenades and waterfronts.

Copenhagen's landmarks such as Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid Statue, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Rosenborg Castle, Frederik's Church, and many museums, restaurants and nightclubs are significant tourist attractions. In addition to recent developments in the city service sector and the pharmaceutical industry, there have been a number of initiatives in clean technology, supporting the city's goal to be carbon-neutral by 2025.

Bidding phase

Locations of the candidate venues. The chosen venue is marked in red. The venues marked in orange were short-listed venues in the final bidding stage.

The bidding phase for the edition kicked off the day after the results of the fourteenth edition. Any city could apply to host the competition, as long as their venues fulfilled the requirements that DR applied. Those were the following:

  • The venue must be available for at least 6 to 7 weeks before the contest and one week after the conclusion of the contest.
  • The venue must not be open-air, but an air-conditioned building with a capacity of at least 10,000 and a minimum ceiling height of 15 metres (49 ft), insulated for sound and light.
  • The Green Room should be located in the arena or as near it as possible, with a capacity of 300.
  • An additional room at least 6,000 square metres (65,000 sq ft) in area, to house 2 catering stands, a viewing room, make-up rooms, wardrobe, and booths for approximately 50 commentators.
  • Separate offices to house the press centre, open between 24 July and 17 August 2015, at least (43,000 sq ft) in area, with a capacity of at least 1,500 journalists.

Only two cities had applied to host the contest: the capital city, Copenhagen, and Herning, the city which hosted the twelfth edition. Forum Copenhagen and Parken Stadium, both located in the capital city of the country, were the first venues that joined the bid to host the competition. Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, the venue which hosted the twelfth edition, also joined the bidding phase. Copenhagen later added a third venue to their submission: the B&W Hallerne, the venue which hosted the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

It was revealed by the broadcaster on 23 June 2015 that both Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning and B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen withdrew from the bidding phase due to event scheduling problems. Following the withdrawal of the two venues, Copenhagen was left as the only city in the bidding phase and therefore was selected as the host city as its only contestant, Herning, withdrew.

On 3 July 2015, right after the running order draw of the edition, DR held a press conference in which it was announced that the Parken Stadium would be the host venue for the edition.

Key   Template:If empty   Host venue

City Venue Capacity Notes
Copenhagen Forum Copenhagen 10,000
Parken Stadium Template:If empty 38,065
Withdrawn bids
Herning Jyske Bank Boxen 15,000 Hosted the twelfth edition. Withdrew on 23 June 2015.
Copenhagen B&W Hallerne 10,000 Hosted the fifth, ninth and tenth editions of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Withdrew on 23 June 2015.

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 26 June 2015 at the headquarters of DR in Copenhagen. The big 6 countries were first drawn to determine in which semi-final each would country vote. Denmark, Russia and the United Kingdom were drawn to vote in the first semi-final while Croatia, Lebanon and Norway were drawn to vote in the second semi-final. The rest of the forty 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 3 July 2015 at the headquarters of DR in Copenhagen. Two countries from each semi-final and a big 6 country received a wildcard and could select their starting position at their half (first or second). Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Faroe Islands got the wildcards from the first semi-final, Italy and Ukraine got the wildcards from the second semi-final while Norway got the wildcard of the big 6. 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.

Logo and theme

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The first version of the logo.

The logo and theme of the edition were revealed during the semi-final allocation draw, on 26 June 2015. Louise Wolff, reporting for the Danish broadcaster, revealed both the logo and theme as well as the host city just before the allocation draw started.

The slogan of the edition was "Painting Worlds". The logo was designed by Rick Saaltud, Daniel Lengfeld and Jessica Weaver. The logo's first version was slightly different than the second and official version. The first version of the logo featured a flare with the slogan "Painting Worlds" featured below. However, due to some controversies that occured with the flare in the logo, it was decided that the flare would be replaced and the theme would be changed slightly.

The second and final version of the theme represented a painted and multi-coloured butterfly and reflected the slogan "Painting Worlds" as an attempt to promote diversity and originality both in the musical and social aspects of the music festival.

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-six countries participated in the edition, the smallest number of participants since the ninth edition. Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania all returned after having one edition break.

Seven countries announced their withdrawals: Albania, Austria, Cyprus, Morocco and Lithuania withdrew from the fifteenth edition due to their head of delegation resigning from their positions meaning one edition break according to the rules. AzTV confirmed Azerbaijan's withdrawal from the contest due to the recent set of results for the country. TVP confirmed Poland's withdrawal due to low public viewing figures and failing to qualify in the previous edition. A decision to return in the next edition is not ruled out for both countries.

SMTV announced that San Marino would not be returning to the contest. Spain and TVE originally confirmed its return to the fifteenth edition but was ejected on 25 June due to its head of delegation being banned from the contest.

Returning artists

András Kállay-Saunders returned this time as Kállay Saunders Band to represent Hungary after the seventh edition. Nika Zorjan, who also participated in the seventh edition, returned to represent Slovenia for second time. Thea represented FYR Macedonia once again after doing so two editions ago. Greta Svabo Bech returned to represent the Faroe Islands after doing so in the tenth edition. Gülşen returned to represent Turkey ten editions later, after first participating in the fifth edition. Mafia Corner returned to represent the Czech Republic after competing for Slovakia in the eleventh edition. Two returning artists represented Montenegro this edition: Anabela, who represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first edition and Serbia in the fifth edition as part of Funky G, and Boban Rajović who represented Serbia in the fourth edition.

Bogomil returned to represent Bulgaria for third time after doing so in the fifth and sixth editions. Leona Lewis, who represented Ireland in the third edition, returned to represent the United Kingdom this time. Elina Born returned for Estonia after coming sixth in the sixth edition. Ira Losco participated for the fifth time breaking the record, after representing Malta in the fourth, seventh, eighth and ninth editions. Krista Siegfrids was selected to represent Finland for second time after participating in the sixth edition for the country. Anna F., who represented Austria in the ninth edition, returned to represent Israel along with The Young Professionals. Of Monsters and Men, who represented Iceland in the third edition, returned to represent the country for a second time. Carole Samaha returned to represent Lebanon after doing so in the tenth edition.

Results

Semi-final 1

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Romania Romania Lori "Sarutul" 13 52
02 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Mafia Corner feat. Tereza "Být či nebýt" 7 87
03 Flag of Georgia Georgia Nina Sublatti "Fall Out Law" 9 69
04 Flag of Serbia Serbia Dajana "Halo Luče" 16 43
05 Iceland Iceland Of Monsters and Men "Crystals" 12 55
06 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Sinplus "Tieniti Forte" 19 38
07 Flag of Portugal Portugal Mafalda Tavares "Estar Aqui" 18 40
08 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Aygul Imanbaeva "Sen" 2 100
09 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Clara Blume "Love & Starve" 10 63
10 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Sopot "Energetsko More" 20 37
11 Algeria Algeria Kenza Farah "Briser les chaînes" 3 99
12 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Alice on the Roof "Easy Come Easy Go" 6 88
13 Flag of Sweden Sweden Dinah Nah "Taste Your Love" 1 106
14 Flag of Malta Malta Ira Losco "Shouldn't Have to Bother" 15 43
15 Flag of Belarus Belarus Milki "Accent" 11 62
16 Flag of Turkey Turkey Gülşen "Bangır Bangır" 5 91
17 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Greta Svabo Bech "Shut Up & Sing" 4 92
18 Flag of Monaco Monaco Barbara Opsomer "Je sors ce soir" 8 78
19 Flag of Hungary Hungary Kállay Saunders Band "Victory" 14 49
20 Flag of Moldova Moldova Dima Trofim "Cersesc iubire" 17 42

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Croatia, Lebanon and Norway also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Anabela feat. Boban Rajović "Preventiva" 12 58
02 Flag of Latvia Latvia Markus Riva feat. Arthur Dennys "Krasiva Silno" 14 45
03 Flag of Armenia Armenia Edita "Im Ore Dardzav Tari" 19 31
04 Flag of Estonia Estonia Elina Born "Fall with Me" 10 70
05 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia TWiiNS "Sagapo" 16 35
06 Flag of Finland Finland Krista Siegfrids "On & Off" 4 94
07 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Ramus feat. Nika Zorjan "Lajf je moj" 13 47
08 Flag of Israel Israel The Young Professionals
feat. Anna F.
"All of It But Me" 2 118
09 Flag of Italy Italy Francesca Michielin "L'amore esiste" 1 121
10 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Emel Mathlouthi "Ma Lkit" 18 32
11 Flag of Ireland Ireland Young Wonder "Enchanted" 17 35
12 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands MakeBelieve "Cry Like Wolves" 15 36
13 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Ana Maria & Bogomil "Teb Si Pozhelah" 7 80
14 Flag of Greece Greece Shaya "Sunshine" 11 68
15 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Svetlana Loboda "Pora domoy" 3 99
16 Flag of Belgium Belgium Noa Neal "Graffiti" 20 27
17 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Thea "Eho" 8 78
18 Flag of Germany Germany Ann Sophie "I Don't Know Where I'm Going" 6 91
19 Flag of France France Marina Kaye
feat. Lindsey Stirling
"Sounds Like Heaven" 9 77
20 Flag of Andorra Andorra Victoria Riba "Hasta el Final (Losing Your Gravity)" 5 92

Final

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Finland Finland Krista Siegfrids "On & Off" 19 80
02 Flag of Germany Germany Ann Sophie "I Don't Know Where I'm Going" 18 95
03 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Ana Maria & Bogomil "Teb Si Pozhelah" 23 61
04 Flag of Andorra Andorra Victoria Riba "Hasta el Final (Losing Your Gravity)" 21 78
05 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Greta Svabo Bech "Shut Up & Sing" 17 95
06 Flag of France France Marina Kaye
feat. Lindsey Stirling
"Sounds Like Heaven" 11 109
07 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Leona Lewis "Fire Under My Feet" 14 100
08 Flag of Israel Israel The Young Professionals
feat. Anna F.
"All of It But Me" 1 197
09 Flag of Russia Russia Nyusha "Gde ti, tam ya" 6 133
10 Denmark Denmark Stine Bramsen "Karma Town" 5 134
11 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Mafia Corner feat. Tereza "Být či nebýt" 15 96
12 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Alice on the Roof "Easy Come Easy Go" 13 107
13 Flag of Turkey Turkey Gülşen "Bangır Bangır" 12 108
14 Flag of Sweden Sweden Dinah Nah "Taste Your Love" 4 134
15 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Carole Samaha "Sahranine" 20 79
16 Flag of Georgia Georgia Nina Sublatti "Fall Out Law" 22 76
17 Algeria Algeria Kenza Farah "Briser les chaînes" 3 143
18 Flag of Croatia Croatia Lidija Bačić "Krivi čovjek" 26 22
19 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Thea "Eho" 16 95
20 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Clara Blume "Love & Starve" 24 55
21 Flag of Italy Italy Francesca Michielin "L'amore esiste" 2 149
22 Flag of Monaco Monaco Barbara Opsomer "Je sors ce soir" 7 127
23 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Svetlana Loboda "Pora domoy" 8 121
24 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Aygul Imanbaeva "Sen" 10 110
25 Flag of Norway Norway Aurora "Running with the Wolves" 9 112
26 Flag of Estonia Estonia Elina Born "Fall with Me" 25 52

Non-qualifier results

Place Country Semi-final Place Points Percentage
27 Flag of Greece Greece 11 68 5.10%
28 Flag of Belarus Belarus 11 62 4.65%
29 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 12 58 4.35%
30 Iceland Iceland 12 55 4.12%
31 Flag of Romania Romania 13 52 3.90%
32 Flag of Hungary Hungary 14 49 3.67%
33 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 13 47 3.52%
34 Flag of Latvia Latvia 14 45 3.37%
35 Flag of Malta Malta 15 43 3.22%
36 Flag of Serbia Serbia 16 43 3.22%
37 Flag of Moldova Moldova 17 42 3.15%
38 Flag of Portugal Portugal 18 40 3.00%
39 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 19 38 2.85%
40 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina 20 37 2.77%
41 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 15 36 2.70%
42 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 16 35 2.62%
43 Flag of Ireland Ireland 17 35 2.62%
44 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 18 32 2.40%
45 Flag of Armenia Armenia 19 31 2.32%
46 Flag of Belgium Belgium 20 27 2.02%

Voting grids

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Algeria Algeria 110 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 116
2 Flag of Sweden Sweden 109 Flag of Monaco Monaco 112
3 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 88 Flag of Turkey Turkey 108
4 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 83 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 103
5 Flag of Turkey Turkey 82 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 101
6 Flag of Belarus Belarus 78 Flag of Sweden Sweden 88
7 Flag of Moldova Moldova 77 Algeria Algeria 83
8 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 73 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 78
9 Flag of Georgia Georgia 68 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 76
10 Flag of Hungary Hungary 63 Flag of Georgia Georgia 68
11 Flag of Malta Malta 60 Iceland Iceland 55
12 Flag of Romania Romania 60 Flag of Romania Romania 55
13 Iceland Iceland 58 Flag of Serbia Serbia 50
14 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 55 Flag of Belarus Belarus 49
15 Flag of Monaco Monaco 51 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 48
16 Flag of Serbia Serbia 50 Flag of Malta Malta 41
17 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 48 Flag of Hungary Hungary 33
18 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 45 Flag of Portugal Portugal 33
19 Flag of Portugal Portugal 40 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 23
20 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 36 Flag of Moldova Moldova 14

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Flag of Turkey Turkey Iceland, Luxembourg, Russia, Sweden
3 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Denmark, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Monaco
2 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Malta, Serbia
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Liechtenstein, Romania
Flag of Portugal Portugal Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina
1 Flag of Belarus Belarus Turkey
Flag of Hungary Hungary Portugal
Iceland Iceland Belarus
Flag of Malta Malta Hungary
Flag of Monaco Monaco Switzerland
Flag of Romania Romania Moldova
Flag of Sweden Sweden Georgia

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Italy Italy 125 Flag of Andorra Andorra 98
2 Flag of Israel Israel 125 Flag of Israel Israel 98
3 Flag of Finland Finland 99 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 95
4 Flag of Germany Germany 90 Flag of Finland Finland 94
5 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 82 Flag of Italy Italy 91
6 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 81 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 89
7 Flag of Andorra Andorra 76 Flag of France France 87
8 Flag of Greece Greece 74 Flag of Germany Germany 84
9 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 71 Flag of Estonia Estonia 77
10 Flag of France France 65 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 76
11 Flag of Latvia Latvia 59 Flag of Greece Greece 69
12 Flag of Estonia Estonia 58 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 63
13 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 57 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 56
14 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 57 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 46
15 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 54 Flag of Ireland Ireland 46
16 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 42 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 44
17 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 34 Flag of Armenia Armenia 40
18 Flag of Belgium Belgium 31 Flag of Latvia Latvia 33
19 Flag of Ireland Ireland 28 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 26
20 Flag of Armenia Armenia 26 Flag of Belgium Belgium 22

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Flag of Israel Israel Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon
3 Flag of Finland Finland Ireland, Israel, Netherlands
Flag of Italy Italy Armenia, Finland, Ukraine
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Bulgaria, Montenegro, Tunisia
2 Flag of Latvia Latvia Germany, Norway
1 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Andorra
Flag of Estonia Estonia Latvia
Flag of Germany Germany Slovenia
Flag of Greece Greece Slovakia
Flag of Ireland Ireland Estonia
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Croatia
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia FYR Macedonia

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Israel Israel 216 Flag of Italy Italy 148
2 Flag of Russia Russia 162 Flag of Israel Israel 147
3 Flag of Italy Italy 142 Algeria Algeria 139
4 Algeria Algeria 140 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 135
5 Flag of Sweden Sweden 135 Denmark Denmark 132
6 Denmark Denmark 134 Flag of France France 131
7 Flag of Monaco Monaco 128 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 120
8 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 127 Flag of Monaco Monaco 118
9 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 122 Flag of Sweden Sweden 116
10 Flag of Turkey Turkey 119 Flag of Norway Norway 114
11 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 117 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 112
12 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 105 Flag of Turkey Turkey 110
13 Flag of Norway Norway 102 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 106
14 Flag of Finland Finland 92 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 102
15 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 90 Flag of Germany Germany 98
16 Flag of Andorra Andorra 87 Flag of Russia Russia 97
17 Flag of France France 81 Flag of United Kingdom UK 93
18 Flag of United Kingdom UK 81 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 93
19 Flag of Germany Germany 78 Flag of Georgia Georgia 86
20 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 72 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 85
21 Flag of Georgia Georgia 71 Flag of Andorra Andorra 85
22 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 70 Flag of Finland Finland 76
23 Flag of Estonia Estonia 58 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 70
24 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 52 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 68
25 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 49 Flag of Estonia Estonia 53
26 Flag of Croatia Croatia 38 Flag of Croatia Croatia 27

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
7 Flag of Israel Israel Algeria, Armenia, Belgium, Georgia, Monaco, Norway, Romania
4 Flag of Italy Italy Belarus, Faroe Islands, Finland, Sweden
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg France, Hungary, Switzerland, Tunisia
3 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Israel, Malta, Serbia
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Croatia, Liechtenstein, Slovenia
2 Algeria Algeria FYR Macedonia, Netherlands
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Andorra, Ukraine
Denmark Denmark Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova
Flag of France France Luxembourg, Portugal
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Bulgaria, Denmark
Flag of Norway Norway Czech Republic, Greece
Flag of Sweden Sweden Germany, Turkey
Flag of Turkey Turkey Italy, Russia
1 Flag of Estonia Estonia Latvia
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Kazakhstan
Flag of Finland Finland Ireland
Flag of Germany Germany Lebanon
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon United Kingdom
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Iceland
Flag of Monaco Monaco Montenegro
Flag of Russia Russia Estonia
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Slovakia


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 and the top 10 of the poll was presented before the final voting.

Place Country Artist Song Percent
1 Flag of Italy Italy Francesca Michielin "L'amore esiste" 6.1%
2 Flag of Norway Norway Aurora "Running with the Wolves" 5.9%
3 Flag of Sweden Sweden Dinah Nah "Taste Your Love 5.4%
4 Flag of Israel Israel The Young Professionals feat. Anna F. "All of It But Me" 5.3%
5 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Leona Lewis "Fire Under My Feet" 4.8%
6 Algeria Algeria Kenza Farah "Briser les chaînes" 4.6%
7 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Aygul Imanbaeva "Sen" 4.4%
8 Flag of Turkey Turkey Gülşen "Bangır Bangır" 4.4%
9 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Mafia Corner feat. Tereza Kerndlová "Být či nebýt" 4.4%
10 Denmark Denmark Stine Bramsen "Karma Town" 4.4%

North Vision Awards

The ninth ceremony of the North Vision Awards was held for this edition. The ceremony took place in Beirut, Lebanon, the runner up of the fourteenth edition. The nominees were revealed on 29 August 2015 and the voting started the same day. The winners were revealed on 14 September 2015.

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The eighth OGAN Second Chance Contest took place for this edition. 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. United Kingdom won the contest with Alesha Dixon and her song "The Way We Are".

Incidents

Latvian entry change

LTV announced Diana Arte as the Latvian representative for the edition with the song "Dangerously Sexy". However, the broadcaster later published a poll where people could vote if the song should be sent to the contest or be replaced by Markus Riva and his "Krasiva Silno".

Forced Spanish withdrawal

TVE originally confirmed its return to the fifteenth edition and had already submitted a song to the NBU but was rejected on 25 June 2015 due to its head of delegation being banned from the contest.

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-six countries confirmed their participation in the edition. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

Active NBU members

  • Flag of Albania Albania: KlanTV revealed that the country would withdraw from the fifteenth edition due to its head of delegation resigning from his position.
  • Austria Austria: ORF announced that the country would withdraw from the edition mainly due to the fact that the Head of Delegation resigned from his position.
  • Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan: Shortly after the announcement of the second semi-final results, AzTV confirmed Azerbaijan's withdrawal from the contest due to the recent set of results for the country. A return to the sixteenth edition of the competition is highly likely.
  • Flag of Cyprus Cyprus: It was revealed by CyBC that Cyprus would withdrew from the fifteenth edition due to recent changes in the country's broadcaster.
  • Flag of Lithuania Lithuania: LRT withdrew from the fifteenth edition due to its head of delegation resigning from his position.
  • Flag of Morocco Morocco: Despite originally confirming, SNRT was forced to withdraw from the contest due to scandals regarding the head of delegation.
  • Flag of Poland Poland: TVP confirmed their withdrawal due to low public viewing figures and failing to qualify in the previous edition. A decision to return in the next edition is not ruled out.
  • Flag of San Marino San Marino: SMTV announced that they would not be returning to the contest.
  • Flag of Spain Spain: TVE originally confirmed its return to the fifteenth edition but was ejected on 25 June due to its head of delegation being banned from the contest.

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of Germany Walter Freiwald
  2. Flag of Faroe Islands Byrta
    (Faroese representatives in the fourteenth edition)
  3. Flag of Algeria Zaho
    (Algerian representative in the tenth edition)
  4. Flag of Moldova Dianna Rotaru
  5. Flag of Monaco Stephanie of Monaco
  6. Flag of Liechtenstein Claudia Schanza
  7. Flag of Estonia Ithaka Maria
    (Estonian representative in the fourteenth edition)
  8. Flag of Romania Elena Gheorghe1
    (Romanian representative in the second and ninth editions)
  9. Flag of Latvia Samanta Tīna
    (Latvian representative in the third, fourth and seventh editions)
  10. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Enela Palavra
  11. Flag of Hungary Pál Sarkozy
  12. Flag of Denmark Pernille Rosendahl
    (Winner of the fourteenth edition as part of The Storm)
  13. Flag of Montenegro Goga Sekulić
    (Montenegrin representative in the fourteenth edition)
  14. Flag of Croatia Lana Jurčević
  15. Flag of Bulgaria Mihaela Fileva
  16. Flag of Slovenia Žana Povše
    (Slovenian representative in the thirteenth edition)

  1. Flag of Norway Carina Dahl
    (Norwegian representative in the second edition)
  2. Flag of Russia Valeria Kozlova
  3. Flag of Slovakia Andrej Kiska
  4. Flag of United Kingdom Maisie Williams
  5. Flag of Switzerland Michelle Hunziker
  6. Flag of Sweden Molly Sandén
  7. Flag of Lebanon Nicole Saba
    (Winner of the fifth edition)
  8. Flag of Ireland Niall Horan
  9. Flag of Ukraine Dantes & Oleynik
    (Ukrainian representatives in the fourteenth edition)
  10. Flag of Serbia Katarina Grujic
  11. Flag of Czech Republic Debbi
  12. Flag of Israel Kokoro
    (Winner of the twelfth edition)
  13. Flag of Belgium Billie Leyers
    (Belgian representative in the fourteenth edition)
  14. Flag of FYR Macedonia Elena Risteska
    (Macedonian representative in the fourteenth edition)
  15. Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen
  16. Flag of Turkey Mustafa Ceceli
    (Luxembourger representative in the tenth edition)

  1. Flag of Tunisia Nawel ben Kraiem
  2. Flag of Malta Annalise Ellul
  3. Flag of Portugal Katia Aveiro
    (Portuguese representative in the twelfth edition)
  4. Flag of Netherlands Trijntje Oosterhuis
  5. Flag of Kazakhstan Keti Topuria
    (Winner of the thirteenth edition as part of A-Studio)
  6. Flag of Andorra Aneu Riba
  7. Flag of Greece Despina Vandi
    (Greek representative in the sixth edition)
  8. Flag of Italy Tiziano Ferro
  9. Flag of France Kendji Girac
    (French representative in the eleventh edition)
  10. Flag of Belarus Alyona Lanskaya
    (Belarusian representative in the fourteenth edition)
  11. Flag of Armenia Inga & Anush
  12. Flag of Luxembourg Vonesa Alijaj
  13. Flag of Georgia Niko Hinkiladze
  14. Flag of Iceland Yohanna
    (Icelandic representative in the thirteenth edition)

1 Romania voted again before Tunisia due to an error with their votes.

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