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The Sound Of Europe 3 was the 3rd edition of the Sound Of Europe. It took place in GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus, following Cyprus's victory with Polina Christodoulou and her song "Eleni Tis Nichtas". This was the first time that Cyprus hosted the contest. The 3rd edition consisted of three semi-finals, which took place on 22 June 2015, and a final, held on 28 June 2015. The shows were presented by Polina Christodoulou and Ivi Adamou while Eleftheria Eleftheriou was hosting the green room. Forty-five countries participated in the 3rd edition.

Once all the votes had been announced, based on 50% jury and 50% televoting, Finland won the contest, with  Krista Siegfrids's song "On And Off".

Location Edit

Nicosia is the largest city on the island of Cyprus. It is located near the centre of the Mesaoria plain, on the banks of the River Pedieos.

Nicosia is the capital and seat of government of the Republic of Cyprus, and as such is the farthest southeast of all EU member states' capitals. It has been continuously inhabited for over 4,500 years and has been the capital of Cyprus since the 10th century. Nicosia was divided into the southern Greek Cypriot and the northern Turkish Cypriot parts in 1963, following the intercommunal violence that broke out in the city. Today, the northern part of the city is the capital of Northern Cyprus, a de facto state that is considered to be occupied Cypriot territory by the international community.

Apart from its legislative and administrative functions, Nicosia has established itself as the island's financial capital and its main international business centre. In 2012, Nicosia was the 5th richest city in the world in relative purchasing power.

Venue Edit

The contest took place in the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, following Cyprus's victory at the 2nd edition of the contest in Stockholm with the song "Eleni Tis Nichtas", performed by Polina Christodoulou. The GSP Stadium has a capacity of approximately 22,860 attendees and it serves as the home stadium for the two Nicosia's biggest clubs APOEL and Omonia.

Format Edit

The edition consisted of three semi-finals and a final. The six countries with the highest scores in 1st and 2nd semi-finals qualified to the final, while the eight from the 3rd qualified to the grand final. However, Andorra disqualified from semi-final 3 (for more info. see Incidents section).

Each participating country had their own national jury, which consisted of five professional members of the music industry. Each member of a respective nation's jury was required to rank every song, except that of their own country. The voting results from each member of a particular nation's jury were combined to produce an overall ranking from first to last place. Likewise, the televoting results were also interpreted as a full ranking, taking into account the full televoting result rather than just the top ten. The combination of the jury's full ranking and the televote's full ranking produced an overall ranking of all competing entries. The song which scored the highest overall rank received 12 points, while the tenth-best ranked song received 1 point.

Running odrer Edit

The final running order of the competing performances at the semi-finals and the final were decided by the producer of the show and approved by the Executive Producer, the Executive Supervisor, the CBU and the Reference Group.

Presenters Edit

On 14 June 2015, CyBC announced that Polina Christodoulou, last edition's winner, and Ivi Adamou  were the hosts of the 3rd edition. Eleftheria Eleftheriou was also chosen as host of the green room.

National host broadcaster Edit

During an initial meeting between the host broadcaster CyBC and CBU (Contest Broadcasting Union) in 17 May 2015, the representatives of the core organising team were selected. Merfi Amadeus was announced as the executive producer and Kostas Bouris as the executive supervisor.

Participants Edit

On 10 June 2015, it was announced that forty-five countries would participate in the 3rd edition of the Sound Of Europe.

Returning artists Edit

Country Artist Edition
23px-Flag_of_Estonia.svg.png Estonia Hannah She represented Estonia in the 1st edition with the

song "Only For Tonight" featuring Miami Calling.

23px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Ireland Hozier He represented Ireland in the 1st edition with

the song "From Eden".

23px-Flag_of_Lithuania.svg.png Lithuania GJan She represented Lithuania in the 2nd edition with

the song "Nobody Around".

23px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png Netherlands Eva Simons She represented the Netherlands in the 2nd edition

with the song "I Don't Like You"

23px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.png Poland Honey She represented Poland in the 1st edition with the

song "Lalalove".

23px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Spain Enrique Iglesias He represented Spain in the 1st edition with the song

"Physical" featuring Jennifer Lopez.

16px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png Switzerland Celeste Buckingham She represented Slovakia in the 2nd edition with the

song "Love In Your Soul"

Big 4 Edit

Country Artist Song Language
23px-Flag_of_Cyprus.svg.png Cyprus Giorgos Papadopoulos Na Min Fovase Greek
21px-Flag_of_Albania.svg.png Albania Bebe Rexha I'm Gonna Show You

Crazy

English
23px-Flag_of_France.svg.png France Baptiste Giabiconi Je T'emmène Avec

Moi

French
23px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Italy Marco Mengoni Solo Italian

Semi-final 1 Edit

13 countries took part in the first semi-final. The six songs in places 1 to 6 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. Cyprus and Albania voted from the Big 4

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
01 23px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.png Poland Honey Insomnia English 6 60
02 23px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png Czech Republic Ewa Farna Cicho Polish 11 43
03 23px-Flag_of_Lithuania.svg.png Lithuania GJan Need Your Love English 4 70
04 21px-Flag_of_Israel.svg.png Israel Vega Debris-Video Hebrew 8 56
05 23px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png Hungary NOX Ébredj Fel Hungarian 12 31
06 23px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg.png Belgium Lost Frequencies Are You With Me  English 5 68
07 23px-Flag_of_Ukraine.svg.png Ukraine Loboda Gorod Pod Zapretom Russian 7 59
08 21px-Flag_of_Norway.svg.png Norway Adelén Always On My Mind English 1 89
09 23px-Flag_of_Latvia.svg.png Latvia Aminata Savadogo The Bound English 10 45
10 23px-Flag_of_Malta.svg.png Malta Tenishia feat. Chris Jones Memory Of A Dream English 3 73
11 23px-Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina.svg.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Vesna Pisarovic Neka Ljudi Govore Bosnian 13 22
12 23px-Flag_of_Romania.svg.png Romania Antonia Iacobescu Hurricane English 2 88
13 23px-Flag_of_Greece.svg.png Greece Eleonora Zouganeli Ta Leme Greek 9 50

.Semi-final 2 Edit

13 countries took part in the first semi-final. The six songs in places 1 to 6 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. Cyprus and France voted from the Big 4.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
01 23px-Flag_of_Austria.svg.png Austria Nadine Beiler I've Got A Voice English 7 61
02 23px-Flag_of_Bulgaria.svg.png Bulgaria Danny Levan Don't Say Goodbye English 4 81
03 19px-Flag_of_Monaco.svg.png Monaco Marina Kaye Homeless English 2 96
04 23px-Flag_of_Moldova.svg.png Moldova LuKone & deMoga feat. Liviu Teodorescu Electronic Symphony English 6 67
05 23px-Flag_of_Finland.svg.png Finland Krista Siegfrids On And Off English 1 120
06 16px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png Switzerland Celeste Buckingham Unpredictable English 11 49
07 23px-Flag_of_Montenegro.svg.png Montenegro Hana Cakuli Simbol  Albanian 9 57
08 23px-Flag_of_Macedonia.svg.png FYR Macedonia Elena Risteska Dozivotno Macedonian 12 44
09 23px-Flag_of_Slovakia.svg.png Slovakia Majk Spirit I Was Wrong Slovak, English 5 67
10 23px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Spain Enrique Iglesias feat.

Sammy Adams

Finally Found You English 8 59
11 23px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Ireland Hozier Someone New English 10 50
12 23px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Croatia Feminnem Sve Sto Ti Nisam Znala Dati Croatian 13 36
13 23px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png Russia Polina Gagarina Spektakl Okonchen Russian 3 83

Semi-final 3 Edit

14 countries took part in the first semi-final. The eight songs in places 1 to 8 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. Cyprus and Italy voted from the Big 4.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
01 23px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png Netherlands

Sidney Samson feat. Eva Simons

Celebrate The Rain English 1 103
02 23px-Flag_of_Estonia.svg.png Estonia Hannah Shadow On The Wall English 7 62
03 21px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png Iceland Gréta Salóme These Last Days Of Summer English 10 46
04 23px-Flag_of_Georgia.svg.png Georgia Katie Melua Crawling Up A Hill English 13 25
05 22px-Flag_of_Andorra.svg.png Andorra Gisela Viviré En Tus Sueños Catalan 14 0 (DSQ)
06 Flag_of_Serbia.png Serbia Sasa Kovacevic Mogli Smo Sve Serbian 8 59
07 23px-Flag_of_Turkey.svg.png Turkey Sinan Akçıl Tabi Tabi Turkish 5 65
08 23px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Sweden Lykke Li Never Gonna Love Again English 6 64
09 23px-Flag_of_Belarus.svg.png Belarus Natalia Podolskaya Proshchayu Russian 9 52
10 20px-Flag_of_San_Marino.svg.png San Marino Valentina Monetta Sensibilità Italian 11 45
11 23px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Portugal Katia feat. Wildboyz Boom Sem Parar Portuguese 3 69
12 23px-Flag_of_Slovenia.svg.png Slovenia Saša Lendero Ne Grem Na Kolena Slovene 12 30
13 23px-Flag_of_Azerbaijan.svg.png Azerbaijan Letife Soyuoz Hedef Azerbaijani 2 74
14 23px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Germany Elif  Unter Meiner Haut German 4 65

Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
01 23px-Flag_of_Lithuania.svg.png Lithuania GJan Need your Love English 12 84
02 23px-Flag_of_Romania.svg.png Romania Antonia Iacobescu Hurricane English 4 142
03 23px-Flag_of_Slovakia.svg.png Slovakia Majk Spirit I Was Wrong Slovak, English 19 68
04 23px-Flag_of_Azerbaijan.svg.png Azerbaijan Letife Soyuoz Hedef Azerbaijani 7 109
05 23px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Germany Elif Unter Meiner Haut German 23 62
06 23px-Flag_of_Malta.svg.png Malta Tenishia feat. Chris Jones Memory Of A Dream English 15 78
07 23px-Flag_of_Estonia.svg.png Estonia Hannah Shadow On The Wall English 16 73
08 23px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Sweden Lykke Li Never Gonna Love Again English 17 72
09 21px-Flag_of_Norway.svg.png Norway Adelén Always On My Mind English 20 66
10 23px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Italy Marco Mengoni Solo Italian 22 64
11 23px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png Russia Polina Gagarina Spektakl Okonchen Russian 3 148
12 23px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg.png Belgium Lost Frequencies Are You With Me English 9 102
13 23px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Portugal Katia feat. Wildboyz Boom Sem Parar Portuguese 10 101
14 23px-Flag_of_Moldova.svg.png Moldova LuKone & DeMoga feat.

Liviu Teodorescu

Electronic Symphony English 14 81
15 23px-Flag_of_Cyprus.svg.png Cyprus Giorgos Papadopoulos Na Min Fovase Greek 24 46
16 23px-Flag_of_France.svg.png France Baptiste Giabiconi  Je T'emmène Avec Moi French 11 95
17 21px-Flag_of_Albania.svg.png Albania Bebe Rexha I'm Gonna Show You

Crazy

English 6 126
18 Flag_of_Serbia.png Serbia Sasa Kovacevic Mogli Smo Sve Serbian 18 71
19 19px-Flag_of_Monaco.svg.png Monaco Marina Kaye Homeless English 5 138
20 23px-Flag_of_Finland.svg.png Finland Krista Siegfrids On And Off English 1 172
21 23px-Flag_of_Turkey.svg.png Turkey Sinan Akçıl Tabi Tabi Turkish 13 83
22 23px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.png Poland Honey Insomnia English 21 64
23 23px-Flag_of_Bulgaria.svg.png Bulgaria Danny Levan Don't Say Goodbye English 8 107
24 23px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png Netherlands Sidney Samson feat. Eva Simons Celebrate The Rain English 2 168

Other countries Edit

23px-Flag_of_Armenia.svg.png Armenia - Public Television of Armenia (AMPTV) stated on 23 May the country's withdrawal from the edition due to financial reasons.

20px-Flag_of_Denmark.svg.png Denmark - Danmarks Radio (DR) stated that Denmark would not participate in the 3rd edition of the contest. However, they also stated that maybe they would make their debut in the 4th edition.

Incidents Edit

Andorran disqualification Edit

Andorra disqualified from the edition, because, as it was said, the jury members didn't award their points. This was denied from Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA). CBU didn't accept that. RTVA announced the country's withdrawal from the contest, without stating how long will this take.