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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|Estonia||Hannah||She represented Estonia in the 1st edition with the
song "Only For Tonight" featuring Miami Calling.
|Ireland||Hozier||He represented Ireland in the 1st edition with
the song "From Eden".
|Lithuania||GJan||She represented Lithuania in the 2nd edition with
the song "Nobody Around".
|Netherlands||Eva Simons||She represented the Netherlands in the 2nd edition
with the song "I Don't Like You"
|Poland||Honey||She represented Poland in the 1st edition with the
|Spain||Enrique Iglesias||He represented Spain in the 1st edition with the song
"Physical" featuring Jennifer Lopez.
|Switzerland||Celeste Buckingham||She represented Slovakia in the 2nd edition with the
song "Love In Your Soul"
Big 4 Edit
|Cyprus||Giorgos Papadopoulos||Na Min Fovase||Greek|
|Albania||Bebe Rexha||I'm Gonna Show You
|France||Baptiste Giabiconi||Je T'emmène Avec
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
|02||Czech Republic||Ewa Farna||Cicho||Polish||11||43|
|03||Lithuania||GJan||Need Your Love||English||4||70|
|06||Belgium||Lost Frequencies||Are You With Me||English||5||68|
|07||Ukraine||Loboda||Gorod Pod Zapretom||Russian||7||59|
|08||Norway||Adelén||Always On My Mind||English||1||89|
|09||Latvia||Aminata Savadogo||The Bound||English||10||45|
|10||Malta||Tenishia feat. Chris Jones||Memory Of A Dream||English||3||73|
|11||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Vesna Pisarovic||Neka Ljudi Govore||Bosnian||13||22|
|13||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.
|01||Austria||Nadine Beiler||I've Got A Voice||English||7||61|
|02||Bulgaria||Danny Levan||Don't Say Goodbye||English||4||81|
|04||Moldova||LuKone & deMoga feat. Liviu Teodorescu||Electronic Symphony||English||6||67|
|05||Finland||Krista Siegfrids||On And Off||English||1||120|
|08||FYR Macedonia||Elena Risteska||Dozivotno||Macedonian||12||44|
|09||Slovakia||Majk Spirit||I Was Wrong||Slovak, English||5||67|
|10||Spain||Enrique Iglesias feat.
|Finally Found You||English||8||59|
|12||Croatia||Feminnem||Sve Sto Ti Nisam Znala Dati||Croatian||13||36|
|13||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.
Sidney Samson feat. Eva Simons
|Celebrate The Rain||English||1||103|
|02||Estonia||Hannah||Shadow On The Wall||English||7||62|
|03||Iceland||Gréta Salóme||These Last Days Of Summer||English||10||46|
|04||Georgia||Katie Melua||Crawling Up A Hill||English||13||25|
|05||Andorra||Gisela||Viviré En Tus Sueños||Catalan||14||0 (DSQ)|
|06||Serbia||Sasa Kovacevic||Mogli Smo Sve||Serbian||8||59|
|07||Turkey||Sinan Akçıl||Tabi Tabi||Turkish||5||65|
|08||Sweden||Lykke Li||Never Gonna Love Again||English||6||64|
|10||San Marino||Valentina Monetta||Sensibilità||Italian||11||45|
|11||Portugal||Katia feat. Wildboyz||Boom Sem Parar||Portuguese||3||69|
|12||Slovenia||Saša Lendero||Ne Grem Na Kolena||Slovene||12||30|
|14||Germany||Elif||Unter Meiner Haut||German||4||65|
|01||Lithuania||GJan||Need your Love||English||12||84|
|03||Slovakia||Majk Spirit||I Was Wrong||Slovak, English||19||68|
|05||Germany||Elif||Unter Meiner Haut||German||23||62|
|06||Malta||Tenishia feat. Chris Jones||Memory Of A Dream||English||15||78|
|07||Estonia||Hannah||Shadow On The Wall||English||16||73|
|08||Sweden||Lykke Li||Never Gonna Love Again||English||17||72|
|09||Norway||Adelén||Always On My Mind||English||20||66|
|11||Russia||Polina Gagarina||Spektakl Okonchen||Russian||3||148|
|12||Belgium||Lost Frequencies||Are You With Me||English||9||102|
|13||Portugal||Katia feat. Wildboyz||Boom Sem Parar||Portuguese||10||101|
|14||Moldova||LuKone & DeMoga feat.
|15||Cyprus||Giorgos Papadopoulos||Na Min Fovase||Greek||24||46|
|16||France||Baptiste Giabiconi||Je T'emmène Avec Moi||French||11||95|
|17||Albania||Bebe Rexha||I'm Gonna Show You
|18||Serbia||Sasa Kovacevic||Mogli Smo Sve||Serbian||18||71|
|20||Finland||Krista Siegfrids||On And Off||English||1||172|
|21||Turkey||Sinan Akçıl||Tabi Tabi||Turkish||13||83|
|23||Bulgaria||Danny Levan||Don't Say Goodbye||English||8||107|
|24||Netherlands||Sidney Samson feat. Eva Simons||Celebrate The Rain||English||2||168|
Other countries Edit
Armenia - Public Television of Armenia (AMPTV) stated on 23 May the country's withdrawal from the edition due to financial reasons.
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.
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.