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International Music Festival 29
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 29 August 2015
Semi-final 2 date 5 September 2015
Final date 19 September 2015 (provisional)
Host
Venue France Lyon
Presenter(s) Kendji Girac
Broadcaster France 3
Opening act Final: Kendji Girac - "Me Quemo"
Interval act Final: Indila - "Tourner dans le vide"
Participants
Entries 47
Debuting England England
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Scotland Scotland
Wales Wales
Returning Flag of Egypt Egypt
Flag of Morocco Morocco
Flag of Uzbekistan1 Uzbekistan
Withdrawing Flag of Algeria Algeria
Flag of Andorra Andorra
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
Flag of San Marino San Marino
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Winner Norway "Play My Drum"
International Music Festival
◄ 28 Eurovision Heart 30 ►

International Music Festival 29 is the 29th edition of the International Music Festival. It will be hosted in France after their victory by Cheraze with "Promets Pas La Lune".

LocationEdit

Lyon or Lyons (UK /liːˈɒn/ or /ˈliːɒn/;French pronunciation: [ljɔ̃] ( listen), locally: [lijɔ̃]; Arpitan: Liyon [ʎjɔ̃]) is a city in east-central France, in the Rhône-Alpes region, situated between Paris and Marseille. Lyon is located approximately 470 kilometres (292 miles) from Paris, 320 km (199 mi) from Marseille, 420 km (261 mi) from Strasbourg, 160 km (99 mi) from Geneva, 280 km (174 mi) from Turin. The residents of the city are called Lyonnais.

The municipality (commune) of Lyon has a population of 491,268 (January 2011) and is France's third largest city after Paris and Marseille. Lyon is the seat of the metropolis of Lyon, and the capital of both the Rhône-Alpes region and the Rhône département. The greater metropolitan area of Lyon, a concept for statistical purposes that is not an administrative division, has a population of 2,214,068 (2012), which makes it the second-largest metropolitan area in France after Île-de-France (Paris).

The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk. Since the late 20th century, it has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France and in the world.

It has a significant role in the history of cinema due to Auguste and Louis Lumière, who invented the cinematographe in Lyon. The city is also known for its famous light festival, 'Fête des Lumières,' which occurs every 8 December and lasts for four days, earning Lyon the title of Capital of Lights.

Economically, Lyon is a major centre for banking as well as for the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. The city contains a significant software industry with a particular focus on video games, and in recent years has fostered a growing local start-up sector. Lyon hosts the international headquarters of Interpol, Euronews and International Agency for Research on Cancer. Lyon was ranked 19th globally and 2nd in France for innovation in 2011. It ranked 2nd in France and 39th globally in Mercer's 2015 liveability rankings.

Bidding phaseEdit

For the 29th edition, the IBU selected the venue together with France 3.

VenueEdit

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The venue of the 29th edition.

The Halle Tony Garnier is a concert hall in Lyon, France. It was designed by Tony Garnier in 1905. Originally a slaughterhouse, the building was renovated in 1987 and opened as a concert hall in 1988. With a capacity of nearly 17, 000, it is the third biggest venue in France after the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy and the Park&Suites Arena.

The original building opened in 1908 as a cattle market and slaughterhouse, known as "La Mouche". During World War I, the building was used as an armory until 1928, when it returned to a cattle market and slaughterhouse. The market and slaughterhouse closed in 1967. On 16 May 1975, the building was recognized as a Monument historique. In 1987, the City of Lyon hired Reichen & Robert and HTVS to renovate the slaughterhouse into a modern concert hall. The Hal opened in late January 1988.

FormatEdit

Semi-final allocation drawEdit

Running order drawEdit

Logo and themeEdit

Participating countriesEdit

Fourty-six countries are competing in the 29th edition, most remarkable is the return of Egypt after a long absence.

Returning artistsEdit

Results Edit

Semi-final 1 Edit

Denmark, France and Turkey also voted in this semi-final. The ten songs highlighted in orange qualified to the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Serbia Serbia Rada Manojlovic "Glatko" 19 30
02 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Mirami "Amore Eh Oh!" 14 62
03 Flag of Albania Albania Luana ft. Ghetto Geasy "Tirana Lifestyle" 20 18
04 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Nicole Bernegger "City Lights" 16 39
05 Wales Wales Elin Fflur "Sgwenna Dy Stori" 13 62
06 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Alya "Car" 17 38
07 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania GJan "One More Drink" 2 107
08 Flag of Georgia Georgia Nina Sublatti "Fall Out Law" 5 91
09 Flag of Monaco Monaco Olivier Dion "Si j'étais son soleil" 7 89
10 Flag of Morocco Morocco Saad Lamjarred "LM3ALLEM" 11 67
11 Flag of Italy Italy Chiara "Straordinario" 3 103
12 Flag of Israel Israel Roby Fayer ft. Tom Gefen "Ready To Fight" 9 71
13 Flag of Egypt Egypt Sherine "We Meen Ekhtar" 10 67
14 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Rondé "Run" 18 38
15 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Haifa Wehbe "Oppa" 15 55
16 Flag of Ireland Ireland Kodaline "High Hopes" 8 87
17 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Andrea, Dr. Costi ft. Ronny & Benny "Besame" 4 99
18 Flag of Latvia Latvia Markus Riva "Take Me Away" 12 64
19 Flag of Poland Poland Margaret "Heartbeat" 1 109
20 Scotland Scotland Nina Nesbitt "Way In The World" 6 86

Semi-final 2 Edit

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 England England Alesha Dixon "The Way We Are" 2 110
02 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Sada Vidoo "Love is a Battlefield" 1 117
03 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Neda Ukraden "Subota" 19 39
04 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Celeste and Carmel Buckingham "Gone" 12 63
05 Flag of Finland Finland Krista Siegfrids "Better On My Own" 8 84
06 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands The Common Linnets "We Don't Make The Wind Blow" 20 35
07 Flag of Moldova Moldova Afina Madoyan "Orfani" 13 61
08 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Leah McFall ft. will.i.am "Home" 3 98
09 Flag of Belgium Belgium Lost Frequencies ft. Janieck Devy "Reality" 7 84
10 Flag of Germany Germany Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson "Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)" 6 96
11 Flag of Hungary Hungary Tiber Kocsis "Miracle" 11 69
12 Flag of Romania Romania Otilia "Aventura" 15 46
13 Flag of Portugal Portugal Diogo Picarra "Verdadeiro" 10 70
14 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Dafina Zeqiri ft. Sardi DJ "Te ti" 5 96
15 Flag of Russia Russia Glyuk'Oza "Poy Mne Veter" 21 27
16 Flag of Armenia Armenia Lucy "Turn Around" 9 77
17 Flag of Iceland Iceland Of Monster and Men "Empire" 14 52
18 Flag of Greece Greece Eleni Foureira "Pio Dinata" 4 97
19 Flag of Spain Spain Natalia "Solo tú" 17 43
20 Flag of Uzbekistan1 Uzbekistan Tamila "Zolim" 16 44
21 Flag of Croatia Croatia Severina "Calimero" 18 39

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 Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Sweden Sweden Marlene "I Do This For You" 12 114
02 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Dafina Zeqiri ft. Sardi DJ "Te ti" 19 85
03 Flag of Georgia Georgia Nina Sublatti "Fall Out Law" 21 77
04 Flag of Austria Austria Virginia Ernst "Soldier" 23 59
05 Flag of Italy Italy Chiara "Straordinario" 3 154
06 Flag of Denmark Denmark Emma "Crashing Down" 24 54
07 Flag of Poland Poland Margaret "Heartbeat" 7 135
08 Flag of Israel Israel Robx Fayer ft. Tom Gefen "Ready To Fight" 22 74
09 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Sara Vidoo "Love is a Battlefield" 5 145
10 Flag of Egypt Egypt Sherine "We Meen Ekhtar" 14 94
11 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania GJan "One More Drink" 10 115
12 Flag of Norway Norway Sandra Lyng "Play My Drum" 1 167
13 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Leah McFall ft. will.i.am. "Home" 4 148
14 Flag of France France Marina Kaye "Dancing With The Devil" 15 92
15 Flag of Finland Finland Krista Siegfrids "Better On My Own" 13 107
16 Flag of Greece Greece Eleni Foureira "Pio Dinata" 8 127
17 England England Alesha Dixon "The Way We Are" 2 157
18 Flag of Belgium Belgium Lost Frequencies ft. Janieck Devy "Reality" 9 116
19 Flag of Monaco Monaco Olivier Dion "Si j'étais son soleil" 25 52
20 Flag of Turkey Turkey Edis "Olmamış Mı?" 6 144
21 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Andrea, Dr. Costi ft. Ronny & Benny "Besame" 17 90
22 Scotland Scotland Nina Nesbitt "Way In The World" 16 91
23 Flag of Portugal Portugal Diogo Piccara "Verdadeiro" 26 49
24 Flag of Armenia Armenia Lucy "Turn Around" 11 115
25 Flag of Germany Germany Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson "Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)" 20 78
26 Flag of Ireland Ireland Kodaline "High Hopes" 18 87

Other countriesEdit

Active IBU membersEdit

  • Flag of Andorra Andorra: The country withdrew, mainly giving the last place in the 27th edition as a reason.
  • Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan: AZTV withdrew due to missing the confirmation deadline.
  • Flag of Belarus Belarus: Despite a returnal confirmation, the participation is in question.
  • Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic: CT announced their withdrawal on August 1. No reason was given.
  • Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan: The country withdrew due to poor results.
  • Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia: MRK might have to take a break due to financial difficulties.
  • Flag of San Marino San Marino: SMRTV announced their withdrawal on August 4, giving poor results and a lack of promotion as reasons for the decision.
  • Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom: Due to the split into the four own states, the United Kingdom is forced to withdraw.

ScoreboardsEdit

First semi-finalEdit

12 points in the first semi-finalEdit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semifinal.

Second semi-finalEdit

12 points in the second semi-finalEdit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semifinal.

Grand FinalEdit

12 points in grand finalEdit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the Grand Final.

International broadcasting and voting spokespersonsEdit

  1. England Queen Elizabeth II.
  2. Wales Leona Lewis
  3. Faroe Islands Lillian Dalsgaard
  4. Albania Ardian Bujupi
  5. Sweden Samir & Viktor
  6. France Vincent Niclo
  7. Moldova Tatiana Usatii
  8. Morocco RedOne
  9. Hungary Márk Kátai
  10. Belgium Lauren J Anny
  11. Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga
  12. Israel Esti Ginzburg
  13. Poland Honey
  14. Slovakia Mista
  15. Germany Elyas M'Barek
  16. Italy Francesca Michielin

  1. Russia Juliana Parshuta
  2. Latvia Katrine Lukins
  3. Scotland Emelie Sandé
  4. Austria Mirjam Weichselbraun
  5. Armenia Lilit Hovhannisyan
  6. Lithuania Vaidas Baumila
  7. Ireland Nicky Byrne
  8. Georgia Tamta
  9. Egypt Myra Sky
  10. Northern Ireland Hannah Peel
  11. Spain David Bustamante
  12. Luxembourg O'G3NE
  13. Croatia Antonija Šola
  14. Ukraine Max Barskih
  15. Netherlands Natalie la Rose
  16. Slovenia Maja Keuc

  1. Lebanon Nicole Saba
  2. Switzerland Bastian Baker
  3. Greece Sakis Rouvas
  4. Bulgaria Maria Ilieva
  5. Turkey Murat Boz
  6. Finland Jenni Vartiainen
  7. Norway Tooji
  8. Iceland Steinar 
  9. Denmark Christopher
  10. Romania Elena Gheorghe
  11. Monaco Caroline Ithurbide
  12. Uzbekistan Rayhon
  13. Bosnia and Herzegovina Maya Sar
  14. Serbia Jelena Tomasevic
  15. Portugal David Carreira

Official AlbumEdit

Charts and certifications Edit

See alsoEdit