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The Sound Of Europe 5 was the 5th edition of the Sound Of Europe. It took place in Parc des Princes, Paris, France, following France's victory with Marina Kaye and Lindsey Stirling and their song "Sounds Like Heaven". This was the first time that France hosted the contest. The 5th edition consisted of two semi-finals, which took place on 28 October 2015, and a final, held on 3 November 2015. The shows were presented by Faustine Bollaert and Karine Ferri while Marina Kaye was hosting the green room. Forty-four countries participated in the 5th edition.

Once all the votes had been announced, based on 50% jury and 50% televoting, Hungary won the contest, with Gigi Radics's song "Over You".

Location Edit

Paris is the capital and the most populous city of France. It has an area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles) and a population in 2013 of 2,229,621 within the administrative limits. The city is both a commune and department, and forms the centre and headquarters of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an area of 12,012 square kilometres (4,638 square miles) and a population in 2014 of 12,005,077, comprising 18.2 percent of the population of France. The agglomeration has grown well beyond the city's administrative limits. The Paris unité urbaine is a measure of continuous urban area for statistical purposes, including both the commune and its suburbs, and has a population of 10,601,122 (Jan. 2013 census) which makes it the largest in the European Union. The aire urbaine de Paris, a measure of metropolitan area, spans most of the Île-de-France region and has a population of 12,405,426 (Jan. 2013 census), constituting one-fifth of the population of France. The Metropole of Grand Paris was created in 2016, combining the commune and its nearest suburbs into a single area for economic and environmental co-operation. Grand Paris covers 814 square kilometres (314 square miles) and has a population of 6.945 million persons.

Venue Edit

The contest took place in Parc des Prince in Paris, following France's victory at the 4th edition of the contest in Helsinki with the song "Sounds Like Heaven", performed by Marina Kaye and Lindsey Stirling. The Parc des Prince has a capacity of approximately 48,583 attendees and it is the home venue of one of the most famous sports club in France, Paris Saint-Germain FC.

Format Edit

The edition consisted of two semi-finals and a final. The ten countries with the highest scores in all semi-finals qualified to the final.

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 order 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 20 September 2015, France Télévisions SA announced that Faustine Bollaert and Karine Ferri were the hosts of the 5th edition. Marina Kaye, last edition's winner, was also chosen as host of the green room.

National host broadcaster Edit

During an initial meeting between the host broadcaster France Télévisions SA and CBU (Contest Broadcasting Union) in 5 September 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 23 October 2015, it was announced that forty-four countries would participate in the 5th edition of the Sound Of Europe.

Big 4 Edit

Country Artist Song Language
France France Louane Nos Secrets French, English
United Kingdom United Kingdom Jasmine Thompson Adore English
Italy Italy Emma Arriverà L'Amore Italian
Spain Spain Ruth Lorenzo Echo Spanish

Semi-final 1 Edit

20 countries took part in the first semi-final. The ten songs in places 1 to 10 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. France, United Kingdom and Spain voted from the Big 4.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Germany Germany Gabriella Fighter 6 81
02 Netherlands Netherlands Within Temptation & Piotr Rogucki Whole World Is Watching 12 68
03 Montenegro Montenegro Andrea Demirovic The Queen Of The Night 15 51
04 Armenia Armenia Lilit Hovhannisyan Tye Aghjik Lineir 8 73
05 Iceland Iceland Mono Town Peacemaker 13 54
06 Norway Norway Margaret Berger Scream 5 84
07 FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia Lozano Kako Tebe Nema Druga  18 31
08 Russia Russia Polina Gagarina Shagay 3 85
09 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Emin Agalarov ft. Charly Williams Woman 16 45
10 Latvia Latvia Lauris Reiniks Es Skrienu  19 26
11 Greece Greece Marietta Fafouti  Don't Stop 9 73
12 Albania Albania Kejsi Tola Iceberg (Ajsberg) 7 80
13 Slovakia Slovakia Celeste Buckingham Run Run Run 1 92
14 Croatia Croatia Magazin Sijamski Blizanci 20 24
15 Estonia Estonia Urban Symphony Skorpion 17 41
16 Serbia Serbia Zeljiko Joksimovic Isto Je 2 88
17 Finland Finland Softengine Yellow House 14 53
18 Cyprus Cyprus Mihalis Hatzigiannis Treis Zoes 10 72
19 Switzerland Switzerland Anna Rossinelli Shine In The Light 11 69
20 Bulgaria Bulgaria Mihaela Marinova Stapka Napred 4 85

Semi-final 2 Edit

20 countries took part in the first semi-final. The ten songs in places 1 to 10 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. France and Italy voted from the Big 4.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Denmark Denmark Aura Dione Friends 5 86
02 Hungary Hungary Gigi Radics Over You 1 124
03 Moldova Moldova Dan Balan Lyubi 15 41
04 Slovenia Slovenia Maraaya Living Again 12 61
05 Belarus Belarus Julia Parshuta Cut Me Open 13 61
06 Malta Malta Kurt Calleja Vertigo 8 69
07 Poland Poland Sarsa Naucz Mnie 4 87
08 Georgia Georgia Mariam Chachkhiani ft. Loop G  Gibberish 11 62
09 Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Selma Bajrami Nisam Ti Oprostila 20 23
10 Czech Republic Czech Republic Lenka Blue Skies 14 53
11 Austria Austria Capcha One Alone Again 2 94
12 Israel Israel Shira Gavrielov Hug Me 18 33
13 Belgium Belgium Hooverphonic Amalfi 16 40
14 Portugal Portugal Kika Guess It's Alright 9 66
15 Ireland Ireland The Script Breakeven 19 33
16 Turkey Turkey Murat Dalkılıç Yani 7 71
17 Lithuania Lithuania GJan Now You 10 66
18 Romania Romania Havana Vita Bella 6 79
19 Ukraine Ukraine Max Barskih Podruga-Noch 17 37
20 Monaco Monaco Kendji Girac Color Gitano 3 90

Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Monaco Monaco Kendji Girac Color Gitano 5 128
02 Greece Greece Marietta Fafouti Don't Stop 20 73
03 France France Louane Nos Secrets 10 107
04 Slovakia Slovakia Celeste Buckingham Run Run Run 11 102
05 Lithuania Lithuania GJan Now You 14 90
06 Austria Austria Capcha One Alone Again 15 90
07 Armenia Armenia Lilit Hovhannisyan Tye Aghjik Lineir 17 88
08 Albania Albania Kejsi Tola Iceberg (Ajsberg) 7 121
09 Romania Romania Havana Vita Bella 21 73
10 Bulgaria Bulgaria Mihaela Marinova Stapka Napred 18 87
11 United Kingdom United Kingdom Jasmine Thompson  Adore 2 150
12 Denmark Denmark Aura Dione Friends 4 130
13 Spain Spain Ruth Lorenzo Echo 22 49
14 Serbia Serbia Zeljiko Joksimovic Isto Je 16 90
15 Poland Poland Sarsa Naucz Mnie 9 110
16 Hungary Hungary Gigi Radics Over You 1 156
17 Cyprus Cyprus Mihalis Hatzigiannis Treis Zoes 12 102
18 Italy Italy Emma Arriverà L'Amore 19 76
19 Malta Malta Kurt Calleja Vertigo 23 44
20 Russia Russia Polina Gagarina Shagay 8 114
21 Germany Germany Gabriella Fighter 3 132
22 Norway Norway Margaret Berger Scream 24 44
23 Turkey Turkey Murat Dalkılıç Yani 13 95
24 Portugal Portugal Kika Guess It's Alright  6 126

Other countries Edit

  • Andorra Andorra - Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA) announced that the country would not participate in the 5th edition of the Sound Of Europe.
  • San Marino San Marino - SMRTV stated that the microstate would not take part in the contest due to lack of interest.
  • Sweden Sweden - Sweden did not manage to select their representative for the edition. Therefore, they were forced to withdraw.