|Grandvision Song Contest 2|
Enjoy Your Life
|Semi-final 1 date||22nd February 2015|
|Semi-final 2 date||24th April 2015|
|Final date||4th May 2015|
|Venue||London,Earls Court Exhibition Centre|
|Presenter(s)||Alex Jones |
|Opening act||Semi-final 1: Fireworkshow,live |
Semi-final 2: Art Show
|System||Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs|
|Winner|| Croatia |
|Grandvision Song Contest|
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Earls Court Exhibition Centre was an exhibition, conference and events venue in London that originally opened in 1887 and was rebuilt in 1937 in its most recent art deco style exterior. The Centre's last event was a gig by Bombay Bicycle Club on 13 December 2014. It was located in Earls Court within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and was the largest such venue within central London. The founder was John R. Whitley and the first exhibition included
performances by Buffalo Bill Cody as part of the 'American Exhibition'. This was followed by 'Four National Exhibitions', the title of C. Lowe's 1892 book about Earls Court and its founder.
Earls Court was widely known for serving as London's premier exhibition hall for many decades, hosting the Royal Tournament and Motor Show, Ideal Home Show, the Brit Awards up until 2010, and a number of other notable events and concerts. It was also used as one of the venues for both the 1948 and 2012 Olympic Games. It was served by two London Underground stations: Earl's Court and West Brompton, opposite its entrances on Warwick Road and Old Brompton Road respectively.
In 2013, controversial plans to demolish Earls Court were approved in order to make way for a new residential and retail estate on the site, which is expected to be completed in 2033. Demolition work began on the site in December 2014.
Semi Final Allocation Draw
The 37 Countries are divided into 5 pots.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3|
|Pot 4||Pot 5|
The submissions for the second edition opened a few days before the first edition finished. However, the nations were not allowed to confirm their songs until the first edition was done. Thirty-nine countries confirmed participation with Belarus, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Montenegro making their debut. Romania, Liechtenstein and Estonia decided to withdraw.
|1||Finland||Jari Sillanpää||"Sinä ansaitset kultaa"||10||62|
|2||Norway||Nora Jabri||"Berlin Wall"||1||115|
|3||Kazakhstan||Madina Saduakasova||"Jwregïme Bagınbaymın"||9||62|
|4||Slovenia||Nina Puslar feat. Zlatko||"Svet je tvoj"||11||59|
|5||Portugal||Mastiksoul feat. David Anthony and Taylor Jones||"Hurricane"||4||90|
|6||Greece||Despina Vandi||"Kane Kati"||15||32|
|7||Switzerland||Timebelle||"Singing About Love"||7||71|
|8||Hungary||Toth Gabi||"Jojj meg"||8||64|
|13||Luxembourg||Ferreck Dawn & Redondo||"Love Too Deep"||13||45|
|14||Lithuania||Karina Krysko||"Skambinė - jausmų labirinte"||3||99|
|15||Iceland||Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir||"Augnablik"||14||33|
|16||Austria||Folkshilfe||"Seit a Poa Tog"||16||30|
|1||Spain||Nicolás Mayorca Ft. Nicole Natalino||"Un Secreto Entre Los Dos"||6||75|
|2||Albania||Kejsi Tola||"Iceberg (Ajsberg)"||3||93|
|3||Belarus||Bianka||"A Cho Cho"||16||20|
|4||France||Christine and the Queens||"Nuit 17 á 52"||15||28|
|5||Montenegro||Ivana Pavkovic||"Nek pukne bruka"||14||43|
|7||Italy||Laura Pausini||"Sino A Ti"||8||70|
|8||Belgium||Jomy||"Lonely Without You"||12||48|
|9||Bulgaria||Vessy Boneva feat. Goodlsav||"Obseben Si"||1||106|
|10||Israel||Chen Aharoni||"Love Suicide"||5||78|
|12||Ireland||Ryan Dolan||"Fall To The Floor"||2||103|
|13||Germany||Jeniffer Braun||"I care about you"||13||47|
|14||Russia||Polina Gagarina ft. Denis Matvienko||"Immortal Feeling"||11||49|
|15||Poland||Donatan & Cleo||"Sztorm"||10||52|
|16||Cyprus||Nearchos & Charis||"Deila Den Agapo"||7||75|
|1||Hungary||Toth Gabi||"Jojj meg"||5||77|
|2||Norway||Nora Jabri||"Berlin Wall"||3||83|
|3||Ireland||Ryan Dolan||"Fall To The Floor"||4||81|
|4||Albania||Kejsi Tola||"Iceberg (Ajsberg)"||1||90|
|5||Portugal||Mastiksoul feat. David Anthony and Taylor Jones||"Hurricane"||2||88|
|8||Kazakhstan||Madina Saduakasova||"Jwregïme Bagınbaymın"||8||63|
|9||United Kingdom||James Bay||"Hold back the river"||7||66|
|11||Bulgaria||Vessy Boneva feat. Goodlsav||"Obseben Si"||12||55|
|12||Switzerland||Timebelle||"Singing About Love"||10||61|
|13||Lithuania||Karina Krysko||"Skambinė - jausmų labirinte"||14||47|
|14||Israel||Chen Aharoni||"Love Suicide"||13||51|
|15||Poland||Donatan & Cleo||"Sztorm"||17||37|
|16||Italy||Laura Pausini||"Sino A Ti"||15||44|
|19||Spain||Nicolás Mayorca Ft. Nicole Natalino||"Un Secreto Entre Los Dos"||19||31|
|21||Finland||Jari Sillanpää||"Sinä ansaitset kultaa"||22||19|
|22||Cyprus||Nearchos & Charis||"Deila Den Agapo"||21||23|
|24||Andorra||La Oreja de Van Gogh||"La Niña Que LLora En Tus Fiestas"||25||13|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded in the final:
|No.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|5||FYR Macedonia||Norway, Croatia, Switzerland, Finland, Iceland|
|Poland||United Kingdom, Lithuania, Turkey, Andorra, Greece|
|4||Sweden||Hungary, Ireland, France, Belgium|
|3||Croatia||Poland, Armenia, Serbia|
|Bulgaria||FYR Macedonia, Russia|
Rank of non-qualifiers
- Slovenia (59)
- Russia (49)
- Serbia (48)
- Belgium (48)
- Germany (47)
- Luxembourg (45)
- Montenegro (43)
- Iceland (33)
- Greece (32)
- Austria (30)
- Iceland (28)
- Belarus (20)
- Estonia - ETV announced that Estonia will withdraw from this edition due to a bad result at the previous edition and due to lack of interest for this contest. A return may be possible.
- Liechtenstein - After the final results of the first edition, 1FLTV announced that Liechtenstein will withdraw from thesecond edition.
- Romania - Antena1 said that Romania will withdraw from this edition due to a low budget.