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Own Eurovision Song Contest 55
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Dates
Semi-finals date 25 April 2021
Final date 6 May 2021
Host
Venue Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia
Presenter(s) Anna Pletnyova
Broadcaster Channel One Russia
Participants
Entries 45
Debuting Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar
Returning Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
Withdrawing Flag of Albania.svg Albania
Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein
Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino
"Ladro di fiori"
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 55, often referred to as OESC #55, is the 55th edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Kaliningrad, Russia following Hanna's win in the 54th edition with the song "Trogat zapreshcheno". It was the fourth time Russia had hosted the contest, having previously done so in the sixteenth, forty-seventh and fiftieth editions. Organised by the Own European Broadcasting Union and host broadcaster Channel One Russia, the contest was held at the Kaliningrad Stadium, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Anna Pletnyova.

Forty-five countries took part in the contest. Gibraltar made its debut this edition. Hungary, Lithuania and Turkey returned to the competition, while Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Montenegro withdrew for various reasons. The Faroe Islands were initially confirmed for the contest when the list of participants was announced. However, it was announced that they were subsequently unable to participate in the contest due to internal organizational problems.

The winner was San Marino with the song "Ladro di fiori" performed by Blanco. This is the country's second victory, the last one being in the 20th edition which was held in Timișoara, Romania. The podium was completed by the United Kingdom and Israel. Finland, Lithuania and Gibraltar finished on fourth, fifth and sixth places respectively. United Kingdom and Gibraltar managed to achieve their best result. so far, in the contest. The host nation Russia finished on the 13th place.

Location[]

Further information on the host country: Russia

Host City[]

Own Eurovision Song Contest 55 is located in Russia
Kaliningrad
Location of the host city.

Kaliningrad, until 1946 Königsberg, is the largest city and the administrative centre of Kaliningrad Oblast, the westernmost Oblast of Russia. The city is situated on the Pregolya River, at the head of the Vistula Lagoon on the Baltic Sea, with a population of 489,359 residents, up to 800,000 residents in the urban agglomeration. Kaliningrad is the second-largest city in the Northwestern Federal District, after Saint Petersburg, the third-largest city in the Baltic region, and the seventh-largest city on the Baltic Sea.

As a major transport hub, with sea and river ports, the city is home to the headquarters of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy, and is one of the largest industrial centres in Russia. It was recognized as the best city in Russia in 2012, 2013 and 2014 according to Kommersant's magazine The Firm's Secret, the best city in Russia for business in 2013 according to Forbes, and was ranked fifth in the Urban Environment Quality Index published by Minstroy in 2019. Kaliningrad has been a major internal migration attraction in Russia over the past two decades, and was one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Venue[]

Kaliningrad Stadium also called Arena Baltika, is a football stadium on Oktyabrsky Island, Kaliningrad, Russia, which hosted four games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It will also host FC Baltika Kaliningrad of the Russian Football National League, replacing Baltika Stadium.

Its project is based on the concept of the Allianz Arena, which hosted matches of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The first match was played on 11 April 2018, a football match between FC Baltika and PFC Krylia Sovetov Samara.

Throughout the 2018 World Cup the stadium had a capacity of 33,973.

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 4 April 2021. The first part of the draw determined in which semi-final the Big Six would have to vote. The second part of the draw decided in which half of the respective semi-finals each country would perform, with the exact running order determined by the producers of the show at a later date. Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final and nineteen in the second semi-final. From each semi-final, ten countries joined the "Big 6" in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries participated.

The thirty-nine semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities. Drawing from different pots helps in reducing the chance of so-called neighbour voting and increasing suspense in the semi-finals. 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

Participating countries[]

Semi-final 1[]

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Belarus, Netherlands and Portugal also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Italy.svg Italy GLDN & Kevu "Take Me" 19 20
02 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Nika Turković "Boje" 17 42
03 Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco Emmy Liyana "Tristesse" 12 58
04 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Rácz Gergő & Orsovai Reni "A titkod nem leszek" 18 29
05 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Olivia Addams "Dumb" 4 108
06 Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus OGE feat. Charis Savva "Me oplo tin foni sou" 13 58
07 Flag of North Macedonia.svg North Macedonia Funk Shui feat. Vera Ljubojna "Ne vreme" 14 53
08 Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia Beburi Asatiani feat. Giorgi Pruidze "Far Away" 7 83
09 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Soleima "Force of Nature" 10 71
10 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Lenii "White Lie" 3 110
11 Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra Alba Reche, Cami "Que bailen" 8 83
12 Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Liis Lemsalu & Stefan "Doomino" 15 48
13 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Malik "Mindreader" 5 106
14 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Anabel "Mama" 16 47
15 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Deva "Borracha" 9 72
16 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Serlina "Puste under vann" 11 68
17 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Katja Krasavice "Friendzone" 2 112
18 Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon Lukas Abdul "Karma" 6 93
19 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia Karin Ann "3AM" 20 19
20 Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar Kerria "Warrior Cry" 1 112

Semi-final 2[]

Nineteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Nykki "Home to You" 14 42
02 Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino Blanco "Ladro di fiori" 5 97
03 Flag of Austria.svg Austria Anna-Sophie "Down" 17 39
04 Flag of Greece.svg Greece Xenia Ghali feat. Nate Mitchell "Love Me Still" 18 26
05 Flag of Malta.svg Malta Jolene Samhan "February 1st" 15 41
06 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Robin Packalen feat. Alex Mattson "Hard to Love" 3 108
07 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Mimoza "Young Queen" 12 68
08 Flag of United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Claudia Valentina "4:15" 2 109
09 Flag of France.svg France Valentin Stuff "London Dilemme" 19 10
10 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Onuka "Seans" 16 41
11 Flag of Poland.svg Poland Mery Spolsky "Fak" 8 84
12 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia Ivana Krunić & Tea Tairović "Brat na brata" 11 69
13 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Rori "Truth Hurts" 4 103
14 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Mara feat. Sleazy Stereo "Foufoune" 6 94
15 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Ilma Karahmet "Ne zovi me tugo" 9 83
16 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Noa Kirel "Bling Bling" 1 116
17 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Cream Soda & Hleb "Plachu na tekhno" 10 72
18 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Evgenya Redko "Laikinai" 7 85
19 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Sandro Cavazza, Georgia Ku "Love to Lose" 13 47

Final[]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 45 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Little Big "Sex Machine" 13 99
02 Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia Beburi Asatiani feat. Giorgi Pruidze "Far Away" 18 88
03 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Deva "Borracha" 17 90
04 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Malik "Mindreader" 22 65
05 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan Abdr "Kontrast" 26 20
06 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal Pedro & Magugu "Too Much" 24 50
07 Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino Blanco "Ladro di fiori" 1 179
08 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Mara feat. Sleazy Stereo "Foufoune" 14 99
09 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia Anita Avetisyan "Du erazelu es" 25 42
10 Flag of Poland.svg Poland Mery Spolsky "Fak" 8 122
11 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Evgenya Redko "Laikinai" 5 148
12 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Soleima "Force of Nature" 23 56
13 Flag of United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Claudia Valentina "4:15" 2 173
14 Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra Alba Reche, Cami "Que bailen" 19 87
15 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Katja Krasavice "Friendzone" 9 117
16 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Cream Soda & Hleb "Plachu na tekhno" 7 123
17 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Ilma Karahmet "Ne zovi me tugo" 11 107
18 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Noa Kirel "Bling Bling" 3 163
19 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands S10 "Maria" 16 91
20 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Robin Packalen feat. Alex Mattson "Hard to Love" 4 154
21 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Lenii "White Lie" 10 115
22 Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon Lukas Abdul "Karma" 21 76
23 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Rori "Truth Hurts" 15 96
24 Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar Kerria "Warrior Cry" 6 124
25 Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus Iowa "Voz'mi na radost' iz moikh ladoney" 20 80
26 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Olivia Addams "Dumb" 12 104

Scoreboards[]

First Semifinal[]

Voting results Semi-Final 1
Italy.png Croatia.png Monaco.png Hungary.png Romania.png Cyprus.png Macedonia.png Georgia.png Denmark.png Ireland.png Andorra.png Estonia.png Turkey.png Slovenia.png Spain.png Norway.png Germany.png Lebanon.png Slovakia.png Flag of Gibraltar.svg Belarus.png Netherlands.png Portugal.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Italy 2 4 8 3 1 2 20 19
Croatia 5 3 3 5 1 6 10 8 1 42 17
Monaco 2 7 10 1 4 5 12 5 6 6 58 12
Hungary 5 4 2 8 10 29 18
Romania 8 8 5 10 5 12 3 8 10 3 7 7 1 7 4 6 4 108 4
Cyprus 12 7 7 1 4 1 8 6 12 58 13
N.Macedonia 6 12 2 7 4 12 2 5 3 53 14
Georgia 4 7 5 5 10 8 2 10 4 2 4 5 3 4 10 83 7
Denmark 5 3 6 12 3 4 1 2 7 10 10 5 3 71 10
Ireland 6 8 8 1 7 12 7 12 7 12 6 7 8 7 2 110 3
Andorra 1 2 2 2 7 7 8 4 8 12 10 3 10 7 83 8
Estonia 1 10 2 10 10 8 2 2 3 48 15
Turkey 10 1 6 6 12 4 3 1 4 10 5 6 5 12 12 1 8 106 5
Slovenia 12 4 5 8 8 6 1 2 1 47 16
Spain 12 3 1 12 6 7 3 1 2 10 2 12 1 72 9
Norway 7 4 2 10 4 3 12 3 3 1 4 10 5 68 11
Germany 6 4 8 5 12 6 12 2 8 7 8 6 6 12 5 5 112 2
Lebanon 3 3 10 4 1 3 6 6 2 7 6 5 8 5 4 8 12 93 6
Slovakia 1 2 5 4 4 3 19 20
Gibraltar 5 10 7 3 10 8 12 1 6 6 8 7 1 6 3 2 10 7 112 1

12 points[]

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's vote in the first semi-final:

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Cyprus, Denmark, The Netherlands
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Lebanon, Spain, Turkey
Flag of Spain.svg Spain Belarus, Georgia, Monaco
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Gibraltar, North Macedonia, Slovakia
2 Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Italy, Portugal
Flag of North Macedonia.svg North Macedonia Hungary, Norway
1 Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra Germany
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Romania
Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar Ireland
Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon Rest of the World
Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco Estonia
Flag of Norway.svg Norway Slovenia
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Andorra
Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Croatia

Second Semifinal[]

Voting results Semi-Final 2
Czech Republic.png San Marino.png Austria.png Greece.png Malta.png Finland.png Kosovo.png United Kingdom.png France.png Ukraine.png Poland.png Serbia.png Luxembourg.png Switzerland.png Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Israel.png Moldova.png Lithuania.png Sweden.png Armenia.png Kazakhstan.png Russia.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Czech Republic 1 4 5 7 10 10 5 42 14
San Marino 12 4 8 7 5 10 2 4 7 6 5 4 10 10 3 97 5
Austria 10 2 1 8 1 7 5 2 1 2 39 17
Greece 6 4 5 4 4 2 1 26 18
Malta 5 1 1 5 4 3 7 4 3 8 41 15
Finland 4 10 1 3 3 8 7 2 12 12 12 12 6 12 4 108 3
Kosovo 8 7 12 6 10 2 8 3 10 2 68 12
United Kingdom 6 5 2 12 6 12 1 4 6 6 1 3 12 2 8 6 1 6 10 109 2
France 1 8 1 10 19
Ukraine 4 2 3 2 5 12 5 7 1 41 16
Poland 12 3 7 8 2 10 8 12 1 8 5 8 84 8
Serbia 10 2 6 10 2 6 6 3 2 6 10 6 69 11
Luxembourg 10 3 12 12 10 6 3 10 5 5 5 2 8 12 103 4
Switzerland 7 3 7 10 8 6 7 3 8 4 4 3 3 7 12 2 94 6
Bosnia & Herzegovina 3 3 3 6 5 4 12 3 3 5 10 7 8 4 7 83 9
Israel 6 12 10 1 4 1 7 5 8 12 12 12 1 7 4 7 7 116 1
Moldova 2 5 6 2 8 1 4 2 2 10 8 6 6 5 5 72 10
Lithuania 8 8 7 5 10 12 7 5 1 1 7 6 3 3 1 1 85 7
Sweden 7 8 2 4 4 10 8 4 47 13

12 points[]

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's vote in the second semi-final:

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Armenia, Israel, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden
4 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Luxembourg, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland
3 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Finland, Rest of the World, Ukraine
Flag of United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Kosovo, Malta, Moldova
2 Flag of Poland.svg Poland Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic
1 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina France
Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Greece
Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania United Kingdom
Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino Austria
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Kazakhstan
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Poland

Grand Final[]

Voting results Grand Final
Russia.png Georgia.png Spain.png Turkey.png Kazakhstan.png Portugal.png San Marino.png Switzerland.png Armenia.png Poland.png Lithuania.png Denmark.png United Kingdom.png Andorra.png Germany.png Moldova.png Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Israel.png Netherlands.png Finland.png Ireland.png Lebanon.png Luxembourg.png Flag of Gibraltar.svg Belarus.png Romania.png Italy.png Croatia.png Monaco.png Hungary.png Cyprus.png Macedonia.png Estonia.png Slovenia.png Norway.png Slovakia.png Czech Republic.png Austria.png Greece.png Malta.png Kosovo.png France.png Ukraine.png Serbia.png Sweden.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Russia 12 2 8 4 7 1 3 2 5 2 1 6 4 5 5 1 7 5 8 6 5 99 13
Georgia 8 4 2 10 7 1 12 10 3 5 8 4 7 3 4 88 18
Spain 7 5 4 3 2 2 3 12 7 12 10 4 7 7 5 90 17
Turkey 5 3 6 6 3 10 5 2 2 6 1 7 1 8 65 22
Kazakhstan 6 3 3 6 1 1 20 26
Portugal 12 1 5 4 3 7 10 5 3 50 24
San Marino 4 5 6 7 5 10 4 10 10 3 12 10 1 4 10 7 10 12 12 5 8 6 4 1 10 3 179 1
Switzerland 3 10 6 3 8 8 5 6 7 5 3 3 10 7 12 3 99 14
Armenia 3 7 6 1 3 7 1 5 5 4 42 25
Poland 2 1 6 4 6 7 2 10 6 12 12 8 12 7 2 4 7 10 4 122 8
Lithuania 8 7 12 5 7 10 12 4 2 8 2 1 12 4 4 3 3 10 10 3 12 6 1 2 148 5
Denmark 1 10 10 2 3 3 4 12 2 7 2 56 23
United Kingdom 2 1 1 4 12 10 1 12 4 10 8 7 6 3 3 10 8 8 8 6 10 4 12 5 7 10 1 173 2
Andorra 7 5 6 1 2 6 12 3 2 4 4 8 8 7 6 4 2 87 19
Germany 10 8 3 4 10 7 3 2 2 6 4 1 12 5 10 12 6 2 2 1 7 117 9
Moldova 4 6 8 8 10 1 7 6 6 1 4 6 3 8 7 6 7 8 5 2 2 5 3 123 7
Bosnia&Herzegovina 7 4 1 8 7 8 7 12 7 6 2 3 8 3 2 12 10 107 11
Israel 3 10 7 2 12 8 12 8 2 10 6 5 10 1 4 6 10 12 1 12 8 8 6 163 3
The Netherlands 2 2 5 8 3 12 3 4 1 2 2 7 6 6 12 10 6 91 16
Finland 12 5 10 7 12 1 8 7 8 5 2 8 8 12 12 1 12 4 4 2 1 1 12 154 4
Ireland 12 12 12 3 5 10 4 7 1 6 8 3 5 7 4 2 6 5 3 115 10
Lebanon 6 5 3 1 12 4 2 1 3 5 6 10 10 8 76 21
Luxembourg 6 2 4 6 5 5 8 6 5 4 4 2 12 3 4 8 12 96 15
Gibraltar 5 8 7 5 10 8 1 2 4 2 2 10 5 3 8 3 10 6 8 6 4 7 124 6
Belarus 1 10 7 6 2 10 5 12 12 2 7 1 5 80 20
Romania 8 4 1 1 ' 5 5 5 8 5 8 7 1 1 10 1 1 8 3 6 12 4 104 12
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals.


12 points[]

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's vote in the grand final:

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden
4 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Greece, Hungary, Poland, San Marino
Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Andorra, Austria, Finland, Portugal
3 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
Flag of Poland.svg Poland Israel, Lebanon, Monaco
Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino Ireland, Norway, Slovakia
Flag of United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Malta, Moldova, Switzerland
2 Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus Estonia, North Macedonia
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina France, Gibraltar
Flag of Germany.svg Germany Cyprus, The Netherlands
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Czech Republic, Rest of the World
Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands Denmark, Kosovo
Flag of Spain.svg Spain Belarus, Luxembourg
1 Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra Germany
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Romania
Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia Boasnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon Armenia
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal Georgia
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Ukraine
Flag of Russia.svg Russia Kazakhstan
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Serbia

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 has been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined to state their reasons as shown below.

  • Flag of Albania.svg Albania: The head of delegation announced the country's withdrawal for one edition, stating that they plan to return next edition.
  • Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan: The head of the Azerbaijan broadcaster İTV announced that they were subsequently unable to participate in the contest due to social and political crises in the aftermath of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war.
  • Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium: The delegation responsible for country's participation in the contest didn't respond to the invitation that was sent by the OEBU, thus not being present in the final list of participants.
  • Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria: The head of delegation announced the country's withdrawal for one edition, stating that they will certainly return next edition.
  • Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands: The Faroe Islands were initially confirmed for the contest when the list of participants was announced by the OEBU. "Einsemi" by Ingi Poulsen, Danny & The Veetos was announced as the Faroese entry for the contest. However, KVF confirmed that they were subsequently unable to participate in the contest due to internal organizational problems. A comeback in the next edition was not ruled out.
  • Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland: The head of the delegation announced that Iceland will withdraw from the current edition.
  • Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia: The broadcaster didn't respond to the invitation that was sent by the OEBU, thus not being present in the final list of participants.
  • Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein: The broadcaster announced that they were taking a one edition break.
  • Flag of Mali.svg Mali: The broadcaster purposefully sent a request to participate in the 55th edition of the Own Eurovision Song Contest, claiming that Mali was a European country and therefore should participate. The OEBU Council replied, stating that 'Mali is not in Europe'. However, the broadcaster went ahead and selected Inas X to represent the country with her song "Bailalo".
  • Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro: Despite the appointment of a new delegation, RTCG announced their withdrawal from the Own Eurovision Song Contest 55 due to budget cuts. However, a possible return for the 56th edition has not been ruled out.
  • Scotland.png Scotland: The Independent Movement of Scotland stated that Scotland has enough autonomy to take part in the contest, as well as their friends from Gibraltar. The spokesperson of the movement stated that they will boycott OESC if the council doesn't allow them to be part of the show.

Incidents[]

During the results presentation, the Israeli entry was replaced with “Bailalo” by Inas X. According to some rumors, the incident happened because the singer, who already represented Connecticut in the first edition of Own USAvision Song Contest tried to interrupt the show to promote her song once again and to show Europe that her song was unfairly eliminated in the semi-final. However the Russian broadcaster later confirmed that this was necessary due to some copyrights issues that didn’t allow the actual entry to be played.

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