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Own Eurovision Song Contest 42
Welcome to Scotland!
"Achieving Goals"
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 20 December 2015
Semi-final 2 date 27 December 2015
Final date 9 January 2016
Host
Venue Hampden Park,
Glasgow, Scotland
Presenter(s) Karen Gillan
Sam Robertson
Ina Wroldsen (Greenroom only)
Broadcaster BBC Scotland
Opening act "How deep is your love" by Calvin Harris and Disciples
Interval act Semi Final 1:
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue
Semi Final 2:
"Sea of Flags" by Jessica Mauboy
Grand Final:
"Ene bol hair" by Honeymoon
(OASC 6 winners)
Participants
Entries 46
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Albania.svg Albania
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
Withdrawing Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt
Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands
Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Israel.svg Israel
"Hishtagati"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 42, often referred to as OESC #42, is the 42nd edition of the Own Eurovision Song Contest. The edition took place in Glasgow, Scotland, after Calvin Harris and Disciples won the Own Eurovision Song Contest 41 in Poland. On November 25, 2015 it was decided that the Hampden Park will be the venue of the 42nd edition.

Forty-six countries have confirmed there participation in the following edition. The 42nd edition saw the return of Albania, Bulgaria, Iceland, Morocco and Romania. Unfortunately, the following countries have confirmed their withdrawal, respectively Belarus, Czech Republic, Egypt and the Faroe Islands.

The 42nd edition consisted in two semifinals and a grand final. The semifinals took place on December 20, 2015 and December 27, 2015 respectively. The Grand Final will take place on January 9, 2016.

After a tense voting process, Israel won the contest for the first time, with Maya Buskila's song "Hishtagati". Israel received a total amount of 173 points, winning by a margin of only 11 points. The runner-up of the 42nd edition was Albania, making the country's best place in the competition.

Third place went to England, fourth to Sweden, fifth to Iceland and sixth place went to Denmark. The 42nd edition also saw the best score from a semifinal, Albania placed first in the second semifinal and received a record breaker of 159 points. The #WebAwardWinner was Norway's "Dancing in Flames" and the #BestNonQualifier was declared Moldova.

From the countries that were automatically qualified in the Grand Final, only England (3rd place), Denmark (6th place) and Kosovo (7th place) ranked into the top 10. The other three countries from the "Big 6" placed into the second part of the scoreboard, with Kazakhstan ranking 14th, the host country Scotland placed 21st and Switzerland placing 23rd out of 26 countries that were in the Grand Final.

Location

For more details on the host country, see Scotland.

Venue

The venue of the 42nd edition

Hampden Park (often referred to as Hampden) was choosen as the Venue of the 42nd edition on November 25, 2015. Hampden Park is a football stadium in the Mount Florida area of Glasgow, Scotland. The 51,866 capacity venue serves as the national stadium of football in Scotland. It is the normal home venue of the Scotland national football team and amateur Scottish league club Queen's Park F.C. and regularly hosts the latter stages of the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup competitions. It is also used for music concerts and other sporting events, such as when it was reconfigured as a athletics stadium for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Bidding Phase

Own Eurovision Song Contest 42 is located in Scotland
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Locations of the candidate cities.

BBC Scotland announced the conditions under which cities and venues had announced their interest in hosting the 42nd contest:

  • The host city had to provide a certain number of hotels and hotel rooms to be found in the vicinity of the stadium.
  • The arena had to be able to offer lodges adjacent to the stadium.
  • A press centre had to be available at the stadium that will have a specific size.
  • BBC Scotland had to have access to the host venue at least 4–6 weeks before the broadcasts, in order to build the stage, rigging lights and all the technology.
  • The host city had to be close to a major airport.

The following cities are interested in hosting the 42nd contest

City Venue Capacity Notes
Aberdeen Pittodrie Stadium 20 960 Is an all-seated football stadium situated in the Scottish city of Aberdeen.
Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium 67 140 Is the largest stadium in Scotland and the 6th largest in the United Kingdom.
Glasgow Hampden Park 51 800 It is used for music concerts and other sporting events.

Host city

On November 25 it was announced that Glasgow will be the host of the Own Eurovision Song Contest 42. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham). Greater Glasgow had a population of 1,199,629 at the 2001 census. At the 2011 census, it had a population density of 8,790/sq mi (3,390/km2), the highest of any Scottish city. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as Glaswegians.

Format

Semi-final Allocation Draw

The semifinal allocation draw took place on November 29, 2015.

The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists (host Scotland and the Big Five), will be split into six pots, based on voting patterns from the previous ten editions. The pots were calculated and are as follows:

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

From these pots, 20 countries each were allocated to compete in the first semifinal and 20 in the second semifinal. The host country, Scotland will vote in the first semi-final. The countries from the big five will vote as follow: Denmark with Kosovo in the first semifinal, while England with Kazakhstan and Switzerland in the second semifinal.

Participants

The submissions for the Own Eurovision Song Contest 42 started on November 23, 2015. The OEBU announced that the deadline for submissions is set on November 29, 2015. The deadline for submitting their songs was set on December 6, 2015.

Forty-six countries have confirmed there participation in the following edition. The 42nd edition will see the return of Albania, Bulgaria, Iceland, Morocco and Romania. Unfortunately, the following countries have confirmed their withdrawal, respectively Belarus, Czech Republic, Egypt and the Faroe Islands.

Results

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Denmark, Kosovo and Scotland also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Rasmus Rändvee feat. Facelift Deer "Dance" 20 30
02 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco Houda Saad "Omri ma nensa" 19 31
03 Wales.png Wales Only The Young "I Do" 3 103
04 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Vitaliy Kozlovskiy "Bud' sil'neye" 13 58
05 Flag of France.svg France Megan "Sous ma peau" 6 90
06 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Hien "Who Matters" 17 39
07 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Jelena Rozga "Otrov" 8 77
08 Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Anna Vissi "Gia sena" 18 39
09 Macedonia.png Macedonia Eye Cue "Kolku pati" 16 42
10 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Tany Vander "Take Me Away" 15 51
11 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Maya Buskila "Hishtagati" 9 69
12 Flag of Malta.svg Malta The New Victorians "Keep Me in Love" 10 69
13 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland Alda "Rauða nótt" 2 113
14 Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium Barbara Opsomer "Je sors ce soir" 5 96
15 Flag of Spain.svg Spain María Isabel "La vida sólo es una" 7 78
16 Flag of Austria.svg Austria Sedonia "The World Is Not Enough" 11 63
17 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Maria Masle "Soj teme" 14 54
18 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands Dirtcaps feat. Rochelle "Fools Paradise" 4 102
19 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Vintage feat. Chinkong "Svezhaya voda" 12 61
20 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Chinook "Dancing in Flames" 1 127

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. England, Kazakhstan and Switzerland also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia Rasta "Kavali" 20 23
02 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Vesala "Tequila" 11 62
03 Uzbekistan.png Uzbekistan Shahzoda feat. Sinan Akçil "Hirka" 15 54
04 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Joy Denalane "Keine Religion" 12 57
05 Flag of Albania.svg Albania Arilena "Vegim" 1 159
06 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Elena feat. Danny Mazo "Señor Loco" 3 100
07 Flag of Greece.svg Greece Apostolia Zoi "Alli san emena" 6 86
08 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia Sona Rubenyan "Jamanakn e" 5 93
09 Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon Naya "Ghirah" 17 42
10 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Princess Sarah feat. Kenza Farah "La force d'y croire" 9 69
11 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Geri-Nikol "Momiche kato men" 19 24
12 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Dalal "Gdje sam ja?" 8 70
13 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Chanty "Ritornerai" 4 94
14 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Dotter "Dive" 2 122
15 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania GJan "Gossip" 13 57
16 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Hande Yener feat. Serdar Ortaç "Iki deli" 16 53
17 Flag of Poland.svg Poland Monika Lewczuk "Zabiore cie stad" 7 74
18 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal Leonor Andrade "Strong for Too Long" 14 56
19 Northern Ireland.png Northern Ireland Ryan Dolan "Uptown Downtown" 18 28
20 Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia Yaseniya "Mon ami" 10 69

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Dotter "Dive" 4 136
02 England.png England Fleur East "Sax" 3 141
03 Wales.png Wales Only The Young "I Do" 24 65
04 Flag of Poland.svg Poland Monika Lewczuk "Zabiore cie stad" 15 101
05 Flag of Spain.svg Spain María Isabel "La vida sólo es una" 8 119
06 Flag of Greece.svg Greece Apostolia Zoi "Alli san emena" 18 86
07 Flag of France.svg France Megan "Sous ma peau" 22 74
08 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Princess Sarah feat. Kenza Farah "La force d'y croire" 20 76
09 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland Alda "Rauða nótt" 5 129
10 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Dua Lipa "Be the One" 7 126
11 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Chanty "Ritornerai" 13 104
12 Flag of Malta.svg Malta The New Victorians "Keep Me in Love" 17 99
13 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark "Kamikaze" 6 129
14 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands Dirtcaps feat. Rochelle "Fools Paradise" 16 100
15 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Elena feat. Danny Mazo "Señor Loco" 12 114
16 Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium Barbara Opsomer "Je sors ce soir" 9 117
17 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan Indira Edilbaeva "Zharygym" 14 101
18 Scotland.png Scotland Alex Hepburn "Under" 21 76
19 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Chinook "Dancing in Flames" 11 114
20 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Julia Star "My Castle My Home" 23 70
21 Flag of Albania.svg Albania Arilena "Vegim" 2 162
22 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Maya Buskila "Hishtagati" 1 173
23 Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia Yaseniya "Mon ami" 26 59
24 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Dalal "Gdje sam ja?" 25 64
25 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia Sona Rubenyan "Jamanakn e" 10 114
26 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Jelena Rozga "Otrov" 19 77

Scoreboards

Semi-final 1

Voting results Semi-Final 1
Estonia.png Morocco.png Wales.png Ukraine.png France.png Hungary.png Croatia.png Cyprus.png Macedonia.png Moldova.png Israel.png Malta.png Iceland.png Belgium.png Spain.png Austria.png Slovenia.png Netherlands.png Russia.png Norway.png Denmark.png Kosovo.png Scotland.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Estonia 12 5 5 1 2 5 30 20
Morocco 7 8 5 1 7 3 31 19
Wales 1 12 7 12 2 8 2 3 10 7 8 3 8 4 12 4 103 3
Ukraine 10 6 8 1 4 4 3 7 5 10 58 13
France 12 4 6 3 2 7 1 5 12 1 8 10 6 1 12 90 6
Hungary 12 3 3 1 4 5 2 1 7 1 39 17
Croatia 4 2 3 12 7 6 10 4 1 4 6 8 10 77 8
Cyprus 7 2 10 5 8 1 4 2 39 18
Macedonia 1 10 7 12 8 4 42 16
Moldova 6 5 3 7 8 5 2 5 3 7 51 15
Israel 2 4 5 1 1 7 12 2 2 1 2 4 6 10 5 4 1 69 9
Malta 3 10 1 6 5 6 2 8 6 12 4 3 3 69 10
Iceland 5 2 7 8 8 4 10 12 5 12 6 3 7 12 3 7 2 113 2
Belgium 3 7 7 10 7 10 3 12 3 2 12 2 7 5 6 96 5
Spain 4 8 2 2 1 6 10 3 10 4 10 5 6 1 1 2 3 78 7
Austria 12 8 12 2 1 8 6 6 8 63 11
Slovenia 10 8 7 4 3 5 3 7 7 54 14
Netherlands 8 5 1 5 4 6 1 10 6 7 6 12 2 10 2 12 5 102 4
Russia 6 8 6 4 4 4 8 5 10 6 61 12
Norway 10 3 6 3 12 10 5 6 8 8 12 4 10 12 8 10 127 1

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 France Estonia, Slovenia, Rest of the World
Iceland Belgium, Israel, Norway
Norway Denmark, France, Iceland
Wales Hungary, Kosovo, Ukraine
2 Austria Moldova, Morocco
Belgium Malta, Russia
Netherlands Austria, Scotland
1 Croatia Macedonia
Estonia Wales
Hungary Croatia
Israel Cyprus
Macedonia Spain
Malta Netherlands

Semi-final 2

Voting results Semi-Final 2
Serbia.png Finland.png Uzbekistan.png Germany.png Albania.png Romania.png Greece.png Armenia.png Lebanon.png Algeria.png Bulgaria.png Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Italy.png Sweden.png Lithuania.png Turkey.png Poland.png Portugal.png Northern Ireland.png Georgia.png England.png Kazakhstan.png Switzerland.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Serbia 4 3 10 5 1 23 20
Finland 5 6 4 5 4 3 4 12 5 4 10 62 11
Uzbekistan 12 2 6 2 5 10 7 10 54 15
Germany 3 7 1 6 3 8 2 5 6 1 12 3 57 12
Albania 4 7 8 12 12 2 8 7 1 10 12 8 8 8 8 12 7 8 8 7 2 159 1
Romania 6 5 4 4 12 10 7 7 10 10 10 4 3 8 100 3
Greece 4 1 7 1 7 2 12 5 3 4 12 6 12 3 6 1 86 6
Armenia 10 6 12 5 7 12 2 10 2 6 7 1 1 4 3 5 93 5
Lebanon 10 10 10 10 2 42 17
Algeria 8 5 1 1 5 6 5 8 3 3 1 1 7 5 6 4 69 9
Bulgaria 3 8 3 2 1 1 1 3 2 24 19
Bosnia and Herzegovina 12 2 5 5 6 12 6 2 10 10 70 8
Italy 3 10 10 3 6 7 7 5 4 4 10 12 7 6 94 4
Sweden 1 2 4 7 12 7 8 3 12 5 5 1 12 6 2 8 12 3 12 122 2
Lithuania 8 4 3 8 10 3 8 6 7 57 13
Turkey 12 3 8 10 1 1 6 6 2 2 2 53 16
Poland 2 8 4 8 4 8 7 3 4 12 4 10 74 7
Portugal 7 10 2 3 2 1 6 4 4 5 5 2 5 56 14
Northern Ireland 5 6 7 2 2 5 1 28 18
Georgia 8 6 6 1 12 4 7 1 7 3 6 8 69 10

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Sweden Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Poland, Rest of the World
4 Albania Greece, Italy, Nothern Ireland, Romania
3 Greece Bulgaria, Portugal, Turkey
2 Armenia Algeria, Germany
Bosnia and Herzegovina Lithuania, Serbia
1 Finland Sweden
Georgia Armenia
Germany Switzerland
Italy Georgia
Poland Kazakhstan
Romania Lebanon
Turkey Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan Finland

Final

Voting results Grand Final
Sweden.png England.png Wales.png Poland.png Spain.png Greece.png France.png Algeria.png Iceland.png Kosovo.png Italy.png Malta.png Denmark.png Netherlands.png Romania.png Belgium.png Kazakhstan.png Scotland.png Norway.png Switzerland.png Albania.png Israel.png Georgia.png Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Armenia.png Croatia.png Estonia.png Morocco.png Ukraine.png Hungary.png Cyprus.png Macedonia.png Moldova.png Austria.png Slovenia.png Russia.png Serbia.png Finland.png Uzbekistan.png Germany.png Lebanon.png Bulgaria.png Lithuania.png Turkey.png Portugal.png Northern Ireland.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Sweden 12 3 2 10 2 8 5 7 3 2 8 8 12 2 12 4 3 7 3 12 4 7 136 4
England 12 10 12 8 12 8 1 5 12 10 6 8 5 2 10 10 10 141 3
Wales 10 4 1 2 8 7 10 10 8 1 2 2 65 24
Poland 7 5 10 4 6 1 6 12 6 7 3 5 3 6 2 1 7 5 5 101 15
Spain 1 8 1 6 4 10 1 1 8 5 8 10 1 12 3 8 12 4 2 6 8 119 8
Greece 6 4 8 5 3 2 12 8 4 12 5 5 12 86 18
France 2 4 7 6 2 1 3 4 8 6 5 2 10 3 5 2 4 74 22
Algeria 5 3 7 8 5 6 6 3 7 12 6 2 6 76 20
Iceland 8 4 12 4 5 5 8 12 3 12 4 1 5 4 1 7 8 2 5 3 4 2 3 7 129 5
Kosovo 3 5 6 7 12 12 12 7 10 2 10 3 1 10 6 8 6 6 126 7
Italy 1 1 7 4 2 3 8 4 12 4 6 2 8 6 6 10 2 2 6 7 3 104 13
Malta 10 5 6 10 10 8 7 4 10 3 3 4 6 1 6 6 99 17
Denmark 10 1 6 3 12 4 7 3 5 12 3 12 5 8 8 2 10 4 7 1 6 129 6
Netherlands 1 12 4 3 2 3 4 8 10 1 5 4 2 7 8 10 7 8 1 100 16
Romania 6 4 5 6 10 3 5 5 4 10 2 6 4 8 4 10 7 10 5 114 12
Belgium 1 8 8 2 3 10 4 10 2 7 2 10 7 7 3 5 7 6 6 8 1 117 9
Kazakhstan 3 7 3 1 1 10 5 1 1 4 1 12 1 4 3 4 3 6 10 4 1 4 12 101 14
Scotland 7 3 5 1 4 10 12 12 8 12 1 1 76 21
Norway 8 7 7 10 4 5 8 7 7 7 6 2 2 2 2 7 4 5 7 5 2 114 11
Switzerland 2 3 2 2 2 4 6 1 12 2 5 12 10 7 70 23
Albania 12 2 8 5 7 10 12 10 6 12 5 1 5 12 6 5 8 1 5 2 1 8 7 12 162 2
Israel 12 12 7 6 4 3 10 6 7 3 12 7 12 1 7 10 10 12 10 8 3 3 8 173 1
Georgia 6 8 2 1 5 1 8 10 4 6 1 3 4 59 26
Bosnia&Herzegovina 2 1 4 6 2 7 7 3 10 5 5 12 64 25
Armenia 4 10 2 6 3 5 3 1 5 6 6 2 3 12 3 1 5 4 7 1 12 10 3 114 10
Croatia 6 5 8 8 7 7 8 12 4 1 3 8 77 19
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals.

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Albania Croatia, Malta, Northern Ireland, Romania, Wales
Israel Armenia, Greece, Morocco, Russia, Sweden
4 England France, Kosovo, Poland, Switzerland
Sweden Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Estonia, Turkey
3 Denmark Albania, Georgia, Iceland
Greece Bulgaria, Cyprus, Portugal
Iceland Belgium, Norway, Spain
Kosovo Denmark, Italy, Netherlands
Scotland Lebanon, Serbia, Ukraine
2 Armenia Germany, Israel
Kazakhstan Hungary, Rest of the World
Spain Moldova, Uzbekistan
Switzerland Finland, Slovenia
1 Algeria Austria
Bosnia and Herzegovina Lithuania
Croatia Macedonia
Italy Scotland
Netherlands Algeria
Poland Kazakhstan

Voting Ceremony

  1. Flag of Romania.png Antonia Iacobescu
  2. Flag of Belgium.png Paul Van Haver
  3. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Fuad Backović
  4. Flag of Georgia.png Nina Sublatti
  5. Flag of Hungary.png Viktor Király
  6. Flag of Lebanon.png Myriam Fares
  7. Flag of Austria.png Ramona Rotstich
  8. Flag of Sweden.png Danny Saucedo & Molly Sandén
  9. Flag of Slovenia.png Ana Haložan
  10. Flag of Spain.png Amaia Montero
  11. Flag of Italy.png Marco Mengoni
  12. Flag of Malta.png Ira Losco
  13. Flag of Albania.png Eneda Tarifa
  14. Flag of Turkey.png Ekin Koç
  15. Flag of Macedonia.png Simona Poposka
  16. Flag of England.png Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
  17. Flag of Serbia.png Ana Ivanovic
  18. Flag of Croatia.png Iva Jerković
  19. Flag of Uzbekistan.png Lola Yuldasheva
  20. Flag of Iceland.png Young Karin
  21. Flag of Greece.png Amaryllis Economou
  22. Flag of Switzerland.png Pedro Mendes
  23. Flag of Scotland.png Calvin Harris
  24. Flag of Armenia.png Siranush Harutyunyan
  25. Flag of Israel.png Shiri Maimon
  26. Flag of Kazakhstan.png Eugen Bauder
  27. Flag of Cyprus.png Michalis Hatzigiannis
  28. Flag of France.png Matt Pokora
  29. Flag of Lithuania.png Eglė Jakštytė
  30. Flag of Bulgaria.png Radostina Todorova
  31. Flag of Finland.png Benjamin Peltonen
  32. Flag of Norway.png Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll
  33. Flag of Kosovo.png Flaka Krelani
  34. Flag of Portugal.png Aurea Sousa
  35. Flag of Ukraine.png Igor Kolomiyets
  36. Flag of Algeria.png Leïla Bekhti
  37. Flag of Estonia.png Daniel Levi
  38. Flag of Wales.png Stereophonics
  39. Flag of Poland.png Patricia Kazadi
  40. Flag of Russia.png Alsou Ralifovna Abramova
  41. Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Marijke Helwegen
  42. Flag of Denmark.png Nabiha Bensouda
  43. Flag of Moldova.png Aliona Moon
  44. Flag of Germany.png Lisa Wohlgemuth
  45. Flag of Northern Ireland.png Karen Hassan
  46. Flag of Morocco.png Fadoua Lahlou
  47. Flag of Earth.png Sam Robertson

Other countries

Eligibility for potential participation in the Own Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active OEBU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

Active Members
  • Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan — On November 23, 2015 the country showed no interest in returning this edition. A comeback is possible in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 43.
  • Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus — On November 23, 2015 Belarus officially confirmed that they will take an one edition break.
  • Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic — On November 20, 2015 Czech Republic officially confirmed that they withdraw from the contest.
  • Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt — The participation of Egypt is still unsure as announced by their head of delegation on 23rd November. It was later announced on November 25th that they will withdraw from the contest.
  • Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands — On November 25, 2015 the HoD of the Faroe Islands, announced that the country will take an edition break, returning in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 43 edition.
  • Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland — On November 29, 2015 it was announced that Ireland won't participate in the upcoming edition, due to lack of interest.
  • Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia — On November 29, 2015 it was announced that Latvia won't participate in the upcoming edition, due to lack of interest.
  • Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro — On November 25, 2015 the country announced that will take an one more edition break, stating as reason, no interesed artists.
  • Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia — On November 27, 2015 the country announced that is now searching for a new head of delegation. If they find one, a comeback is possible in Own Eurovision Song Contest 43.
Inactive Members
  • Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra — On November 23, 2015 it was announced that RTVA ( Ràdio i Televisiò d'Andorra) has withdrawn from the OEBU.
  • Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein — On November 23, 2015, it was announced that 1FLTV (1 Fürstentum Liechtenstein Television) has withdrawn from the OEBU.
  • Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg — On November 23, 2015, it was announced that RTL (RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg) has withdrawn from the OEBU.
  • Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco — On November 23, 2015, it was announced that TMC (Télé Monte Carlo) has withdrawn from the OEBU.
  • Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino — On November 23, 2015 it was announced that SMTV ( Radiotelevisione della Repubblica di San Marino) has withdrawn from the OEBU.

Other Awards

Marcel Bezençon Awards

Marcel Bezençon Awards were given for the first time in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 19. The participants had to vote in several categories for the favorites. Some of the categories were: best non qualifier, best female singer, best male singer and best video clip.

Web Award Winner
Rank Country Song Performer(s) Result Final Result
1 Flag of Norway.svg Norway "Dancing in Flames" Chinook 9,9% 11th, 114 points
2 Flag of Albania.svg Albania "Vegim" Arilena 5,9% 2nd, 162 points
3 England.png England "Sax" Fleur East 5,0% 3rd, 141 points
4 Flag of Italy.svg Italy "Ritornerai" Chanty 5,0% 13th, 104 points
5 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark "Kamikaze" 5,0% 6th, 129 points
Best Non-Finalist
Rank Country Song Performer(s) Result Semi-final Result
1 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova "Take me away" Tany Vander 12,0% 15th, 51 points
2 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania "Gossip" GJan 12,0% 13th, 57 points
3 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal "Strong for Too Long" Leonor Andrade 10,8% 14th, 56 points
4 Macedonia.png Macedonia "Kolku pati" Eye Cue 8,4% 16th, 42 points
5 Uzbekistan.png Uzbekistan "Hirka" Shahzoda feat. Sinan Akçil 6,0% 15th, 54 points

See also



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