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International Music Festival 18
Let It Burn
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 4 October
Semi-final 2 date 11 October
Final date 18 October
Host
Venue Pristina City Stadium
Pristina, Kosovo
Presenter(s) Arben Biba
Arta Dobroshi
Broadcaster RTK
Participants
Entries 50
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Withdrawing Flag of Andorra Andorra
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Winner Germany "Play Dumb"
International Music Festival
◄ 17 Eurovision Heart 19 ►


International Music Festival 18, often referred to as IMF #18, was the 18th edition of International Music Festival. It was held in Kosovo following Rita Ora's victory with "I Will Never Let You Down". The winner was Cory Lee with her song "Play Dumb" , representing Germany. It's the first victory of the country.


VenueEdit

Pristina City Stadium (Albanian: Stadiumi i Qytetit, Serbian: Градски стадион, Gradski stadion) is a multi-purpose stadium in Pristina and one of the biggest stadiums in Kosovo. It is used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of KF Prishtina. The stadium holds 38,500 people, or 25,000 seated. It is also one of the two stadiums that have been picked for international matches.

LocationEdit

Pristina, also spelled Prishtina (Albanian: Prishtinë or About this sound Prishtina (help·info); Serbian: Приштина or Priština; Turkish: Priştine), is the capital and largest city of Kosovo. It is the administrative center of the homonymous municipality and district.

Preliminary results of the 2011 census put the population of Pristina at 198,000. The city has a majority Albanian population, alongside other smaller communities including Bosniaks, Romani and others. It is the administrative, educational, and cultural center of Kosovo. The city is home to the University of Pristina and is served by the Pristina International Airport.

Semi-final and Grand Final allocation drawEdit

Semi-final Allocation DrawEdit

There has been no semi-final allocation draw this edition.

Running OrderEdit

The running order was revealed on September 25.

ParticipantsEdit

52 countries will participate including Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein and FYR Macedonia returning while Andorra and Montenegro are withdrawing.

Semi-finalsEdit

Semi-final 1

Flag of Belarus Belarus , Flag of Germany Germany and Flag of Norway Norway will vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Cindy "Look At Me" 12 70
02 Flag of France France Shy'm "Et Alors!" 16 47
03 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Pamela Ramljak "Ti me ne voliš" 2 112
04 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Violeta White "The Voice" 13 61
05 Flag of Egypt Egypt Zayne "Hayati" 17 47
06 Flag of Latvia Latvia Laura Bicāne "Caurspeideigi mes" 20 25
07 Flag of Italy Italy Tacabro "Tacata" 14 59
08 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Lisa Miskovsky "Still Alive" 10 76
09 Flag of Monaco Monaco Lily Wood , The Prick & Robin Schulz "Prayer In C" 5 92
10 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Arash ft. Helena "One Day" 1 133
11 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Sanya G "Magic" 9 76
12 Flag of Ireland Ireland The Script "Superheroes" 3 103
13 Flag of Algeria Algeria Tal "Rien N'est Parfait" 6 92
14 Flag of Portugal Portugal Kika "Guess It's Alright" 7 91
15 Flag of Sweden Sweden Elouiz "10" 4 94
16 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Flamma "Stay Away From Me" 18 46
17 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Angel At My Table "Silverlight" 22 11
18 Flag of Armenia Armenia Tamar Kaprelian "Raw" 19 34
19 Flag of Malta Malta Ira Losco "What I'd Give" 11 70
20 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Vabank "Stale Dufam" 23 10
21 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Sofi Marinova "Iskam Da Obicham" 15 51
22 Flag of Hungary Hungary Horváth Tamás & Raul "Szeretsz engem?" 21 23
23 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Faydee "Maria" 8 80

Semi-final 2Edit

Flag of Kosovo Kosovo , Flag of Spain Spain and Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom will vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Cassandra Steen "Gewinnen" 15 49
02 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Ani Lorak "Flowers" 12 68
03 Flag of Iceland Iceland Gunnar Birgisson "Save Me" 13 66
04 Flag of Morocco Morocco Nadia Gattas ft. Michael Rune "Min Indre Stemme" 6 95
05 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Ivi Adamou "Sose Me (Lights On)" 4 99
06 Flag of Austria Austria Tagträumer "Sinn" 19 29
07 Flag of Russia Russia Serebro "Ne Nado Bol'nee" 5 98
08 Flag of Estonia Estonia Tanja "Forevermore" 7 87
09 Flag of Albania Albania Adelina Tahiri "Heart On Fire" 8 77
10 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Leon Somov & Jazzu "Lower Than The Ground" 18 31
11 Flag of Romania Romania Edward Maya "Feeling" 17 33
12 Flag of Greece Greece Angelika Dusk "Love On Your Own Terms" 3 100
13 Flag of Poland Poland Agata Dziarmagowska "Drop Drop" 1 107
14 Flag of Georgia Georgia Nino Dzotsenidze "Shavia Zgva" 2 100
15 Flag of Croatia Croatia Severina "Alcatraz" 21 11
16 Flag of Turkey Turkey Bengisu "Dünyanın Öteki Ucuna" 10 73
17 Flag of Denmark Denmark Invader Girl "Starting Fires" 14 50
18 Flag of Finland Finland Kristiina Wheeler "Muukalainen" 11 72
19 Flag of Israel Israel Chen Aharoni "Crazy" 9 77
20 Flag of Belgium Belgium Jelle van Dael "Lie Machine" 16 46
21 Flag of San Marino San Marino Dolcenera "Niente Al Mondo" 20 24

Grand FinalEdit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Lisa Miskovsky "Still Alive" 14 107
02 Flag of Algeria Algeria Tal "Rien N'est Parfait" 12 112
03 Flag of Monaco Monaco Lily Wood , The Prick & Robin Schulz "Prayer In C" 13 107
04 Flag of Turkey Turkey Bengisu "Dünyanın Öteki Ucuna" 7 132
05 Flag of Germany Germany Cory Lee "Play Dumb" 1 226
06 Flag of Belarus Belarus Aura "Whisper of Silence" 19 95
07 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Ivi Adamou "Sose Me (Lights On)" 10 115
08 Flag of Portugal Portugal Kika "Guess It's Alright" 3 170
09 Flag of Estonia Estonia Tanja "Forevermore" 22 84
10 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Pamela Ramljak "Ti me ne voliš" 8 122
11 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Faydee "Maria" 24 71
12 Flag of Sweden Sweden Elouiz "10" 2 171
13 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Charli XCX "Boom Clap" 11 115
14 Flag of Albania Albania Adelina Tahiri "Heart On Fire" 26 54
15 Flag of Norway Norway The Main Level "Go Go With You" 23 76
16 Flag of Russia Russia Serebro "Ne Nado Bol'nee" 18 96
17 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Arash ft. Helena "One Day" 5 141
18 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Rita Ora ft. Iggy Azalea "Black Widow" 6 139
19 Flag of Israel Israel Chen Aharoni "Crazy" 15 105
20 Flag of Morocco Morocco Nadia Gattas ft. Michael Rune "Min Indre Stemme" 16 99
21 Flag of Spain Spain David Civera "Me Ha Robado El Corazon" 25 61
22 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Sanya G "Magic" 17 97
23 Flag of Poland Poland Agata Dziarmagowska "Drop Drop" 20 92
24 Flag of Ireland Ireland The Script "Superheroes" 4 168
25 Flag of Greece Greece Angelika Dusk "Love On Your Own Terms" 21 84
26 Flag of Georgia Georgia Nino Dzotsenidze "Shavia Zgva" 9 119

Voting and spokespersons Edit

  1. Slovakia Celeste Buckingham
  2. Liechtenstein Andreas Wenzel
  3. Israel Marina Maximilian
  4. Denmark Marijana
  5. Tunisia Ameerah
  6. Cyprus Loukas Yiorkas
  7. Kosovo Genta Ismajli
  8. Morocco Shiri Maimon
  9. Iceland Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir
  10. Austria Christoph Waltz
  11. Lebanon Kristina Maria
  12. Germany Helene Fischer
  13. Algeria Zaho
  14. Malta Kurt Calleja
  15. Greece Despina Vandi
  16. Belgium Natalia
  17. Hungary Sven Csongar

  1. Ukraine Olya Polyakova 
  2. Romania Elena Gheorghe
  3. Slovenia Eva Boto 
  4. Belarus Bianka
  5. Egypt Myra Sky
  6. Ireland Nicky Bryne
  7. Italy Emma Marrone 
  8. United Kingdom Ella Henderson 
  9. France Kendji Girac
  10. Bosnia and Herzegovina Dino Merlin
  11. Turkey Ayse Hatun Önal
  12. Georgia Nodi & Sophie
  13. Norway Tone Damli 
  14. Czech Republic Lenka
  15. Sweden Danny Saucedo
  16. Croatia Jelena Rozga
  17. Russia Sergej Lazarev

  1. San Marino Valentina Monetta
  2. Poland Filip Mettler
  3. Spain Natalia Jimenez
  4. Faroe Islands Greta Svabo Bech
  5. Portugal Lucas Lucco
  6. Bulgaria Lyudmila Sahajaeva
  7. Monaco Julien Courbet
  8. Latvia Jenny May
  9. Macedonia Esma & Lozano
  10. Finland Jenni Vartiainen
  11. Switzerland Tina Turner
  12. Luxembourg Jessie K
  13. Azerbaijan Emin
  14. Lithuania Nota
  15. Armenia Gohar Gasparyan
  16. Estonia Ott Lepland
  17. Albania Besa

See alsoEdit

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