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International Music Festival 31
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 23 November 2015
Semi-final 2 date 30 November 2015
Final date 18 December 2015
Host
Venue Scotland SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Presenter(s) Olly Murs, Caroline Flack
Broadcaster BBC Scotland
Opening act Semi-final 1: Little Mix - "Black Magic" / "Love Me Like You"
Semi-final 2: Calvin Harris - "Summer"
Grand Final: Tori Kelly - "Hollow"
Interval act Semi-final 1: Rebecca Ferguson - "Teach Me How To Be Loved"
Semi-final 2: Leona Lewis & Helene Fischer - "Run"
Grand Final: Celine Dion - "L'hymne à l'amour"
Participants
Entries 56
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of San Marino San Marino
Withdrawing Flag of Algeria Algeria
Wales Wales
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Ireland "50/50"
International Music Festival
◄ 30 Eurovision Heart 32 ►


Internatinal Music Featival 31, often referred to as IMF #31, is the upcoming 31st edition of the International Music Festival. The contest will be held for the first time in Scotland, after Calvin Harris and Disciples won the previous edition with "How Deep Is Your Love".


LocationEdit

Glasgow (/ˈɡlaːzɡoʊ/ gla(h)z-goh; Scots: Glesga; Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu [ˈkl̪ˠas̪xu]) is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham). Greater Glasgow had a population of 1,199,629 at the 2001 census. At the 2011 census, it had a population density of 8,790/sq mi (3,390/km2), the highest of any Scottish city. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as Glaswegians.

Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period, although many cities argue the title was theirs.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Glasgow grew in population, eventually reaching a peak of 1,128,473 in 1939. In the 1960s, comprehensive urban renewal projects resulting in large-scale relocation of people to new towns and peripheral suburbs, followed by successive boundary changes, have reduced the current population of the City of Glasgow council area to 599,650 with 1,209,143 people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers about 2.3 million people, 41% of Scotland's population. Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games. In other sports, Glasgow is also well known for the football rivalry of the Old Firm between Celtic and Rangers.

VenueEdit

The SSE Hydro is an arena located in Glasgow, Scotland, on the site of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The arena has a capacity of 13,000. The arena officially opened on 30 September 2013, with a concert by Rod Stewart. It was designed by the London-based architects Foster + Partners and named after SSE plc.

The SSE Hydro handled 1,045,344 ticket sales in 2014, making it the second-busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales, behind only London's The O2 Arena. This makes the arena busier than Manchester's Manchester Arena and the famous Madison Square Garden in New York.

FormatEdit

Semi-final allocation drawEdit

Running order drawEdit

Logo and themeEdit

The official theme art was released on the 8th November 2015. The edition is symbolized under the headline "Empowered". Every singer can 'empower' on stage, they are allowed what they like to do. The slogan can also be taken as a statement that there is no space for discrimination or politics in the main contest.

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The official slogan of the 31st edition.

ParticipantsEdit

57 countries have confirmed their participation in the contest. Most remarkable is the return of Malta after a 6 edition absence, as well as Estonia coming back after a 3 edition break. While San Marino and Liechtenstein paused for 2 editions, Finland and Lithuania are both coming back after a one edition break.

Wales was forced to withdraw after the broadcaster tried to cheat on voting, while the Algerian broadcaster decided to withdraw from the competition.

Returning artistsEdit

Kerli was the Estonian representant in the 3rd, 12th and 22nd edition. Slovenia was already represented by Maraaya in the 21st edition. Ruth Lorenzo took part for Spain in the 8th, 15th, 19th and 25th editionViktor Király represented Hungary in the 9th editionMyriam Fares has taken part for Lebanon in the 28th edition. Nicoleta Nucă returns to the contest after having represented Moldova in the 30th edition. Pamela Ramljak represents Bosnia for the third time after doing so in the 18th and 22nd edition. Sofi Mkheyan represented Armenia in the 26th edition. Nadine Coyle represented Ireland in the 17th edition. Sinplus represented Liechtenstein in the 28th edition. Milica Pavlović represented Serbia in the 28th edition. Rayhon represented Uzbekistan in the 26th edition. Učiteljice represented Bosnia in the 26th edition. Kendji Girac represented France in the 20th edition. Yaseniya represented Georgia in the 28th edition. Professor Green represented England in the 30th edition. Atiye represented Turkey in the 25th,20th, 11th and 9th edition. Carolina Deslandes represented Portugal in the  25th edition.

Results Edit

Quarter finalEdit

See more: Quarter-final 1

Fifteen countries have participated in the quarter-final. Cyprus,France,Georgia,Israel and Kosovo qualified while Andorra,Azerbaijan,Belgium ,Estonia,Liechtenstein,Lithuania,Malta,Monaco,San Marino and Slovakia didn't.

Semi-Final 1 Edit

England, Lebanon and Scotland also voted in this semi-final. The ten songs highlighted in orange qualified to the final.

Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Flag of Latvia Latvia Latvian Katrīna Bindere "Kā vēji skrien" 12 58
02 Flag of Albania Albania Albanian Kesji Tola "Future" 16 48
03 Flag of Moldova Moldova Romanian Nicoleta Nucă

 ft. Cabron

"Adevăr Sau Minciună" Truth or lie 07 82
04 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland English Katherine St. Laurent "Wrong to let you go" 19 17
05 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands English Krystl "Home" 18 21
06 Flag of Hungary Hungary English Viktor Király

 ft. DMC

"Running Out Of Time" 10 77
07 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian Sonya Kay "Obnimi Menya" Hug me 03 101
08 Flag of Finland Finland Finnish Evelina "Vuoristorataa" Roller coaster 17 33
09 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Albanian Dhurata Dora "Ti don" You want 02 105
10 Flag of Portugal Portugal English Carolina Deslandes "Carousel" 01 113
11 Flag of Italy Italy Italian Francesca Michielin

 ft. Fedez

"Magnifico" Magnificent 09 78
12 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands English Jórunn "Heaven Under Water" 20 10
13 Flag of Romania Romania Romanian Ami "Somnu' nu ma ia" Sleep doesn't take me 04 97
14 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland English Nadine Coyle "Dangerous Games" 11 75
15 Flag of Serbia Serbia Serbian Milica Pavlović "Dominacija" Domination 14 54
16 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Greek Valanto Trifonos "Na mou eksigisis" Explain to me 08 79
17 Flag of Croatia Croatia Bosnian Učiteljice "Šok" Shock 13 58
18 Flag of Armenia Armenia Armenian Sofi Mkheyan "Hamadzayn Em" I agree 15 52
19 Flag of Turkey Turkey Turkish Atiye "Abrakadabra" 06 87
20 Flag of Norway Norway English Emma Williksen "Addiction" 05 89

Semi-Final 2 Edit

Austria, Ireland and Sweden also voted in this semi-final. The ten songs highlighted in orange qualified to the final.

Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Flag of Georgia Georgia Russian Yaseniya "Ty Ne Poverish" 12 61
02 Flag of Morocco Morocco Arabic Jamila "Blach Blach" Balash balash 17 24
03 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kazakh Viktorija Daineko "Krylya" 11 61
04 Flag of Germany Germany English Lena "Wild & Free" 01 153
05 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Pamela Ramljak "Ispod Kože" Under the skin 09 66
06 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia English Maraaya "Living Again" 08 69
07 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Serbian Ana Kokić

 ft. Costi

"Idemo na sve" Let's go for everything 14 53
08 Flag of Denmark Denmark English Emilie Esther "Inescapable" 04 104
09 Flag of Spain Spain English Ruth Lorenzo "99" 03 105
10 Flag of Iceland Iceland Icelandic Alda "Heim" Home 13 53
11 Flag of Uzbekistan1 Uzbekistan Uzbek Rayhon "Dilimo" 07 77
12 Flag of Egypt Egypt Arabic Carmen Soliman "Kalam Kalam" Talk talk 20 8
13 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Macedonian Lindi 

Venera

"Nata e pare" First night 19 16
14 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg English Teske "Finding Neverland" 10 65
15 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian Nevena Peykova "Izbran" Chosen 18 20
16 Flag of Russia Russia Russian Polina Gagarina "Ya Ne Budu" I won't 06 96
17 Flag of Israel Israel Hebrew Lital Abergel "Hine Shuv" Here again 15 37
18 Flag of Greece Greece Greek Demy "I Alitheia Miazi Psema" The truth seems like lie 02 133
19 Flag of Poland Poland Polish Sylwia Grzeszczak "Schody" Stairs 16 35
20 Flag of France France French Louane "Avenir" Future 05 98

FinalEdit

The following countries either finished in the top 6 of the previous edition and therefore automatically qualify to the final of this edition or qualified from the semi-finals.

Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Flag of Moldova Moldova Romanian Nicoleta Nucă ft.Cabron "Adevăr Sau Minciună" Truth or lie 18 105
02 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Pamela Ramljak "Ispod Kože" Under the skin 22 85
03 Flag of France France French Louane "Avenir" Future 14 113
04 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Arabic Myriam Fares "Aman" Safety 12 115
05 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Greek Valanto Trifonos "Na mou eksigisis" Explain to me 20 98
06 Flag of Turkey Turkey Turkish Atiye "Abrakadabra" 02 164
07 Flag of Germany Germany English Lena "Wild & Free" 06 140
08 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia English Maraaya "Living Again" 23 83
09 Flag of Norway Norway English Emma Williksen "Addiction" 10 126
10 England England English Foxes "Better Love" 07 131
11 Flag of Romania Romania Romanian Ami "Somnu' nu ma ia" Sleep doesn't take me 08 129
12 Flag of Denmark Denmark English Emilie Esther "Inescapable" 17 105
13 Flag of Austria Austria English Como "Hallelujah" 25 43
14 Flag of Uzbekistan1 Uzbekistan Uzbek Rayhon "Dilimo" 21 86
15 Flag of Russia Russia Russian Polina Gagarina "Ya Ne Budu" I won't 05 144
16 Flag of Sweden Sweden English Molly Sandén "Satellites" 03 163
17 Flag of Portugal Portugal English Carolina Deslandes "Carousel" 11 125
18 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Albanian Dhurata Dora "Ti don" You want 04 156
19 Scotland Scotland English Emelie Sandé ft. Professor Green "Read All About It" 13 114
20 Flag of Hungary Hungary English Viktor Király ft.DMC "Running Out Of Time" 26 40
21 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg English Teske "Finding Neverland" 16 109
22 Flag of Ireland Ireland English Jessica Smith "50/50" 01 186
23 Flag of Greece Greece Greek Demy "I Alitheia Miazi Psema" The truth seems like lie 09 127
24 Flag of Spain Spain English Ruth Lorenzo "99" 19 98
25 Flag of Italy Italy Italian Francesca Michielin ft. Fedez "Magnifico" Magnificent 15 110
26 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian Sonya Kay "Obnimi Menya" Hug me 24 63

Voting gridsEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

12 pointsEdit

Semi-final 2Edit

12 pointsEdit

FinalEdit

12 pointsEdit

Other awardsEdit

IMF Second Chance ContestEdit

Main article: IMF Second Chance Contest 31

The third OGAN Second Chance Contest took place for this edition. The OGAN clubs of each country could submit one of their national selection entries to compete in the contest with some rules applying for the entries. TBD won the contest with TBD and TBD song "TBD".

IncidentsEdit

Flag of Uzbekistan1 Uzbekistan: The broadcaster announced that Ariana Grande would represent the country with "Focus", due to a YouTube video claiming that she has roots from Uzbekistan. However, the IBU rejected their choice and in the end they have chosen Rayhon to represent them.

Other countriesEdit

Further information: List of countries in the International Music Festival

Countries that are active members of the International Broadcasting Union (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. 57 countries confirmed their participation in the edition. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

  • Flag of Egypt Egypt: ERTU announced that a decision on the participation will be made after the final results, though confirming their participation on the same day.
  • Flag of Latvia Latvia: LTV announced on October 10 that only a qualficiation of Aminata could lead to a further participation. They confirmed their participation on October 24.

International broadcasts and votingEdit

  1. Montenegro Andrea Demirovic
  2. Moldova Aliona Moon
  3. Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan
  4. Albania Enxhi Nasufi
  5. Kazakhstan Aygul Imanbaeva
  6. San Marino Darienne Lake
  7. England Ella Eyre
  8. Greece Helena Paparizou
  9. Portugal Katia Aveiro
  10. Finland Ellinoora
  11. Ireland Ronan Keating
  12. France Jean-Baptiste Maunier
  13. Romania Alexandra Stan
  14. Sweden Steve Angello
  15. Italy Marco Mengoni
  16. Monaco Olivier Dion
  17. Spain Edurne
  18. Switzerland Bastian Baker

  1. Belgium Loïc Nottet
  2. Hungary Péter Tuska 
  3. Slovakia Celeste Buckingham
  4. Kosovo Era Istrefi
  5. Georgia Tika Patsasia 
  6. Ukraine Max Barskih
  7. Macedonia Esma Redzepova
  8. Bosnia and Herzegovina Maya Sar
  9. Germany Karsten Walter
  10. Croatia Severina
  11. Lebanon Faydee
  12. Scotland Ina Wroldsen
  13. Russia Egor Kreed
  14. Malta Jessika
  15. Liechtenstein Parov Stelar
  16. Estonia Lauri Philap
  17. Latvia Aminata
  18. Israel Shlomit Malka
  19. Slovenia Lina Kuduzović

  1. Serbia Marija Serifović
  2. Luxembourg Boycode
  3. Faroe Islands Greta Svabo Bech
  4. Cyprus Stefanos Dimosthenous
  5. Egypt Sherine
  6. Uzbekistan Nilufar Usmonova
  7. Austria Zoë
  8. Bulgaria Maria Ilieva
  9. Poland Rafał Maślak 
  10. Turkey Murat Boz
  11. Lithuania Donny Montell
  12. Morocco Samira Said
  13. Iceland Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir
  14. Northern Ireland Ben Haenow

See alsoEdit

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