| International Music Festival 42|
Flowers Falling Down
|Semi-final 1 date||4 April|
|Semi-final 2 date||8 April|
|Final date||10 April|
|Opening act|| Semi-final 1: Chainsmokers - "Closer" |
Semi-final 2: Aneta Sablik - "Unsere Liebe Ist Aus Gold"
Grand Final: Christina Perri - "Jar of Hearts"
|Interval act|| Semi-final 1: Oonagh - "Eldamar" |
Semi-final 2: Christina Perri - "Jar of Hearts"
Grand Final: Waving flags of each country
|System||Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs|
|Winner||Norway qleo ft lazee someone watching me|
|International Music Festival|
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Gelsenkirchen (German pronunciation: [ˌɡɛlzənˈkɪʁçən]) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the northern part of the Ruhr area. Its population in 2012 was c. 257,600.
Gelsenkirchen was first documented in 1150, but it remained a tiny village until the 19th century, when the Industrial Revolution led to the growth of the entire area. In 1840, when the mining of coal began, 6,000 inhabitants lived in Gelsenkirchen; in 1900 the population had increased to 138,000.
In the early 20th century Gelsenkirchen was the most important coal mining town in Europe. It was called the "city of a thousand fires", for the flames of mine gasses flaring at night. In 1928 Gelsenkirchen was merged with the adjoining cities of Buer and Horst (de). The city bore the name Gelsenkirchen-Buer, until it was renamed Gelsenkirchen in 1930. During the Nazi era Gelsenkirchen remained a centre of coal production and oil refining, and for this reason it was bombed by Allied air raids in World War II. During the war, it was the site of a women's subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Today in Gelsenkirchen there are no collieries any more and Gelsenkirchen is searching for a new image, having been hit for decades with one of the highest unemployment rates of Germany. Today Germany's largest solar power plant is located in the city. In Gelsenkirchen-Scholven there is a coal-fired power station with the tallest chimneys in Germany (302 m). Gelsenkirchen is home of the famous football club Schalke 04, which is named after the borough Schalke, while the club's stadium, the Veltins-Arena, is located in the borough of Erle.
Bidding phase Edit
On Monday, 27 October, NDR presented the three venues which enter the bidding phase. Along with the theme art, it was revealed on October 29 that Gelsenkirchen will host the 19th edition. The Veltins Arena will host the competition with a seating of 60,000. NDR stated since there's a huge interest in the tickets that there could be up to 57,000 seats and space for 8,000 fans in the standing area.
|16,000||Named into O2 Arena in 2010 , hosts ice-hockey events and concerts.|
|20,000||Opened in 1998 and offers space for 20,000 viewers.|
|61,973||Built in the late 90's and opened some years later the Veltins Arena is the most modern multifunctional arena in whole europe.|
Semi-final allocation draw Edit
The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 31 October 2014. The big 6 countries were first drawn to determine in which semi-final would each country vote. Germany ,Ireland and Kosovo were drawn to vote in the first semi-final while Azerbaijan,Portugal and Sweden were drawn to vote in the second semi-final. The rest of the forty-one countries were divided into six pots, based on their geographical place. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.
The six pots were the following:
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3|
|Pot 4||Pot 5||Pot 6|
Vessy Boneva already represented Bulgaria in the eleventh edition. Myra Sky returns for Egypt after scoring the only final participation of Egypt in the fourteenth edition. Tolvai Reni represented Hungary already in the fourteenth edition under her real name Tolvai Renáta. Jón Jónsson is making his comeback for Iceland after representing it in the fourth edition. Marco Mengoni tries for Italy again since he represented it in the fifteenth edition. Maude is coming back for Monaco since her last participation in the seventeenth edition. Ruth Lorenzo already represented Spain in the eigth and fifteenth edition.
Semi-final 1 Edit
|01||Tunisia||Ameerah ft. Regi||"Tears to Dust"||17||38|
|02||Greece||Dimension-X , Michael Tsaousopoulos ft. Katerina Lioliu||"Everything About You"||20||24|
|06||Slovenia||September||"Cry For You"||2||121|
|07||Poland||Donatan & Cleo ft. Enej||"Brać"||13||55|
|08||Czech Republic||Nebe||"Než Se Rozední"||14||48|
|10||Bulgaria||Vessy Boneva ft. Goodslav||"Obseben Si"||10||77|
|11||Netherlands||The Common Linnets||"Give Me A Reason"||12||66|
|12||Slovakia||Kali A Grimaso||"Kam Až"||22||6|
|13||Luxembourg||Lara Fabian & Mustafa Ceceli||"Make Me Yours Tonight"||4||112|
|16||FYR Macedonia||Sara||"Private Show"||8||79|
|17||Denmark||Celina Ree||"Når Du Rør Ved Mig"||7||83|
|18||Montenegro||Sergej Cetkovic||"Dva Minuta"||19||25|
|19||Italy||Marco Mengoni||"Dove Si Vola"||18||30|
|20||Estonia||Helen Adamson ft. Lana Shea||"Burn"||21||14|
|21||Lebanon||Diana Haddad ft. Zâd||"La Fiesta"||3||116|
Semi-final 2 Edit
|02||San Marino||Francesca Maria ft. Jayko , Cisa & Drooid||"Dale Dale"||19||26|
|04||Croatia||Neda Parmac||"Dajte Da Se Probudim"||7||88|
|06||Cyprus||Maria Elena Kiriakou||"Dio Egoismoi"||12||63|
|08||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Maya Berovic||"Alkohol"||14||47|
|09||Romania||Raluka||"All For You"||8||85|
|11||United Kingdom||Janet Devlin||"Wonderful"||11||67|
|13||Belarus||Julia Parshuta||"Cut Me Open"||6||89|
|14||Armenia||Lilit Hovhannisyan||"Qez Khabel Em"||22||13|
|16||Latvia||Tribes of The City||"A Day In The City"||21||15|
|17||Iceland||Jón Jónsson||"Feel For You"||10||68|
|18||Austria||Oliver Pum ft. Max Kühnel||"Your Time"||17||44|
|19||Norway||Qleo||"Someone's Watching Me"||4||107|
|22||Switzerland||Stefanie Heinzmann||"Show Me The Way"||9||70|
The 6 countries finishing in the top 6 of the last edition are already qualified for the grand final.
|01||FYR Macedonia||Sara||"Private Show"||21||82|
|02||Lebanon||Diana Haddad ft. Zâd||"La Fiesta"||7||143|
|03||Norway||Qleo||"Someone's Watching Me"||18||97|
|04||Sweden||Zara Larsson||"Carry You Home"||14||116|
|07||Kosovo||Teuta Kurti||"Perendo Pa Lindur"||24||58|
|08||Bulgaria||Vessy Boneva ft. Goodslav||"Obseben Si"||6||149|
|09||Germany||Kerstin Merlin||"Himmel und Hölle"||3||168|
|11||Belarus||Julia Parshuta||"Cut Me Open"||11||125|
|12||Azerbaijan||Sheyh Ree||"Radio Star"||26||5|
|13||Romania||Raluka||"All For You"||19||93|
|14||Iceland||Jón Jónsson||"Feel For You"||22||63|
|15||Switzerland||Stefanie Heinzmann||"Show Me The Way"||5||160|
|16||Slovenia||September||"Cry For You"||13||118|
|17||Luxembourg||Lara Fabian & Mustafa Ceceli||"Make Me Yours Tonight"||10||129|
|19||Portugal||Monica Ferraz||"Let Me Be"||25||43|
|22||Denmark||Celina Ree||"Når Du Rør Ved Mig"||16||113|
|24||Croatia||Neda Parmac||"Dajte Da Se Probudim"||9||131|
|26||Ireland||The Brilliant Things||"Feels Like Summer"||23||62|
- Further information: List of countries in the International Music Festival
Countries that are active members of the IBU, are also eligible to participate in the International Music Festival. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. So far 50 countries have confirmed their participation. Whilst a decision from the remaining invited IBU Active Members has yet to be announced, the following list of countries have announced their decisions.
Active IBU members Edit
- Romania: Romanian broadcaster TVR confirmed on October 4 that Romania won't participate in the next edition to to financial budget cuts. A return in the jubilee 20th edition hasn't been ruled out. On October 25, TVR changed their mind and confirmed the romanian participation.
- Lithuania : LTV confirmed that a poll had the results that 73% of the public want Lithuania to withdraw. However, the broadcaster confirmed the withdrawal on 15 October shortly after the second semi-final results, where Lithuania did not qualify to the final. On 19 October, LTV announced that they will participate in the nineteenth edition. A changement in the broadcasting team is the reason why Lithuania gathered new hope in their participation.
- Albania : RTSH announced that Albania is not going to compete in the 19th edition. No reasons have been given yet.
Most likely to participate Edit
Participation in doubt Edit
- Ukraine : NTU stated on October 11 that due to financial cuts and some disuccsions at the broadcasting station a participation is not decided yet. On October 25, NTU announced that Ukraine is not gonna participate in the next edition.
Voting and spokespersons Edit
|The table is ordered by appearance in the voting.|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final:
|No.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|4||Bulgaria||Bosnia and Herzegovina,Cyprus,France,Lebanon|
|3||Spain||Croatia,Germany,Rest of the world|
International Music Festival 19 - The Official Album, is a compilation album put together by the International Broadcasting Union, and was released by International Music Group on 10 November 2014. The album features all fifty songs from the contest.
Chart positions of the International Music Festival 19 AlbumEdit
|Edition||Album||Chart positions||Date of release|
|#19||International Music Festival #19|| 1|
|Release: 10 November 2014|