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International Music Festival 30
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 11 October
Semi-final 2 date 17 October
Final date 23 October
Host
Venue Norway Oslo, Telenor Arena
Presenter(s) Julie Bergan, Didrik Solli-Tangen, Sandra Lyng
Broadcaster NRK
Opening act Semi-final 1: Sandra Lyng - "Heels Off"
Final: Julie Bergan - "Younger"
Interval act Semi-final 1: Julie Bergan - "All Hours"
Final: Carina Dahl - "Champions", Sandra Lyng - "Heels Off"
Participants
Entries 52
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Algeria Algeria
Flag of Andorra Andorra
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Withdrawing Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Winner Scotland "How Deep Is Your Love"
International Music Festival
◄ 29 Eurovision Heart 31 ►


International Music Festival 30 is the up-coming 30th edition of the International Music Festival, to be held in Oslo, Norway, after the victory of Sandra Lyng with "Play My Drum". The contest is scheduled for the 11th, 18th and 25th October.

Futhermore, the second Second Chance contest will take place in Portugal.


VenueEdit

Telenor Arena Eurovision 2010

The Telenor Arena, venue of the 30th edition.

Telenor Arena, sometimes referred to as Fornebu Arena, is a multi-purpose indoor arena located at Fornebu in Bærum, outside Oslo, Norway. It serves as a venue for a variety of events, including concerts, exhibitions, action shows, family shows, TV and sport. It has a capacity for 15,000 spectators for sports and 23,000 for concerts, including 40 luxury boxes and club seating for 1,200. The venue has a fixed roof and an asphalt floor. The venue was opened ahead of the 2009 Norwegian football season as a replacement for Nadderud Stadion. It cost 585 million Norwegian kroner (NOK) to build, of which NOK 300 million was for the sports venue.

During the 2000s, Nadderud was below standards for play in the top national league. Fornebu was at the time undergoing an urban redevelopment; after several years of negotiations and public grants, Stabæk secured a lot in 2004. Construction started in 2007. In 2010, a disagreement arose between the club and venue-owner Kjell Chr. Ulrichsen, with the latter demanding that the team leave the venue to allow for more event revenue. Telenor Arena has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, as well as concerts by artists and bands of international fame, such as Muse, Foo Fighters, Roger Waters (the Wall tour), Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Metallica, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones. Telenor holds the naming rights.

LocationEdit

Oslo (English pronunciation: /ˈɒzloʊ/, oz-loh, Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈuʂˈlu] ( listen) or, rarer [ˈusˈlu] or [ˈuʂlu][citation needed]) is the capital and the most populous city in Norway. Oslo constitutes both a county and a municipality.

Founded around 1000 AD, and established as a "kaupstad" or trading place in 1048 by King Harald III, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, the city was moved closer to Akershus Fortress during the reign of King Christian IV and renamed Christiania in his honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. Following a spelling reform, it was known as Kristiania from 1877 to 1925, when its original Norwegian name was restored.

Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission intercultural cities programme.

Oslo is considered a global city and ranked "Beta World City" in studies carried out by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network in 2008.It was ranked number one in terms of quality of life among European large cities in the European Cities of the Future 2012 report by fDi magazine. A survey conducted by ECA International in 2011 placed Oslo as the second most expensive city in the world for living expenses after Tokyo. In 2013 Oslo tied with the Australian city of Melbourne as the fourth most expensive city in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)'s Worldwide Cost of Living study.

As of January 2015, the municipality of Oslo has a population of 647,676. The metropolitan area of Oslo has a population of 942,084.The population is currently increasing at record rates, making it the fastest growing major city in Europe. This growth stems for the most part from international immigration and related high birth rates, but also from intra-national migration. The immigrant population in the city is growing somewhat faster than the Norwegian population,and in the city proper this is now more than 25% of the total.

Demonym for a male child or adult, is oslogutt—literally a boy from Oslo.

Semi-final and Grand Final allocation drawEdit

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Semi-final Allocation DrawEdit

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Running OrderEdit

(Coming soon)

ParticipantsEdit

52 countries have confirmed their participation in the 30th edition, 5 more than last edition. While Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro and Switzerland all returned from their absence, Finland and Lithuania have withdrawn from this edition. YLÉ did not find enough funds to pay for the participation, while Lithuania did not have enough interest in the public to continue participating for now.

Returning artistsEdit

Kenza Farah returns to represent Algeria after having represented Monaco in the 12th edition and Algeria in the 16th edition. Ana Bebic represents Croatia for the second time, being their entrant in the 22nd edition before. Eleftheria Eleftheriou has represented Cyprus in the 8th, 11th , 13th and 27th edition before. Tamta represented Georgia in edition 8 and 27 , but also Cyprus in the 22nd edition. Haifa Wehbe represented Lebanon in the 16th and 29th edition and Egypt in the 21st edition. Thea from Macedonia already took part in the 28th edition. Ministarke was part of the Croatian entry when they won in the 21st edition. Dima Bilan represented Azerbaijan with Nikki Jamal in the 14th edition. Maude was twice in the competition for Monaco, in the 17th and 19th edition. David Carreira represented Portugal in the 16th edition.

ResultsEdit

Semi-Final 1 Edit

England, the Faroe Islands, and Northern Ireland also voted in this Semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus James Sky ft. Eleftheria Eleftheriou "Oso kai na thes" 19 36
02 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Celia "Letter To Myself" 11 77
03 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Era Istrefi ft. Ledri Vula "Shume Pis" 21 31
04 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Sharon Doorson "Something Beautiful" 17 47
05 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Thea "Eho" 4 95
06 Flag of Belgium Belgium Billie "Give me the knife" 7 85
07 Flag of Portugal Portugal David Carreira "Rien à Envier" 8 84
08 Flag of Greece Greece Josephine "Prosexos" 13 66
09 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Haifa Wehbe "Breathing You In" 6 91
10 Flag of Morocco Morocco Manal "Denia" 5 91
11 Scotland Scotland Calvin Harris ft. Disciples "How Deep Is Your Love" 1 122
12 Flag of Croatia Croatia Ana Bebic & Zeljko Vasic "Jugoslavija" 10 78
13 Flag of Sweden Sweden Måns Zelmerlöw "Should've Gone Home" 3 108
14 Flag of Israel Israel Nadav Guedj "Good Vibes" 20 35
15 Flag of Romania Romania Peter Pop ft. Lora "Singuri in doi" 9 79
16 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Sami Yusuf "You Came To Me" 23 22
17 Flag of Andorra Andorra Narsilion "El retorn a la Infantesa" 22 28
18 Flag of Germany Germany Milk and Sugar ft. María Márquez "Canto del Pilón" 18 37
19 Flag of Uzbekistan1 Uzbekistan Nilufar Usmonova "Kuyla" 14 62
20 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Nermin Puskar & Samuel Lukas "Još je tu" 15 59
21 Flag of Hungary Hungary the Spoon! "Keep Marching On" 16 48
22 Flag of Egypt Egypt Sandy "Helwa Gedan" 2 118
23 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg O'G3NE "Wings To Fly" 12 67

Semi-final 2 Edit

Italy, Norway and Turkey also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Spain Spain Maverick ftLet-Ice "Princesa Descalza" 15 44
02 Wales Wales Jessica Wright "Dominoes" 10 86
03 Flag of Monaco Monaco Amine "Señorita" 22 24
04 Flag of Algeria Algeria Kenza Farah ftJul "Problèmes" 19 31
05 Flag of Serbia Serbia Ana Nikolić "Voli Me Voli Me" 16 43
06 Flag of Iceland Iceland Sigga Beinteins "Á þitt vald" 12 79
07 Flag of Albania Albania Enxhi Nasufi "Save me" 6 93
08 Flag of France France Maude "Blackout" 20 29
09 Flag of Moldova Moldova Nicoleta Nucă "Nu sunt" 7 87
10 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Dasa Gradisek "Hollywood Kitsch" 13 73
11 Flag of Ireland Ireland Markus Feehily "Butterfly" 2 126
12 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia LastDayHere ft. Mojca Zalar "Without You" 21 25
13 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Christina Sofina "Get Ready" 18 33
14 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Mihela Marinova "Stapka napred" 11 85
15 Flag of Georgia Georgia Tamta "Ela Ston Rythmo" 23 17
16 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Ministarke ftAco Pejovic "Poplava" 8 86
17 Flag of Armenia Armenia Lilit Hovhannisyan "Requiem" 3 99
18 Flag of Poland Poland Plastic "Long Way Home" 14 63
19 Flag of Russia Russia Dima Bilan "Ne molchi" 9 86
20 Flag of Denmark Denmark Sukkerchok "De 1000 Drømmes Nat" 17 38
21 Flag of Austria Austria Sedonia "The World Is Not Enough" 1 130
22 Flag of Latvia Latvia Aminata "Leave My Love Bleeding" 5 94
23 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Aida Nikolaychuk "Korotkie Gudki" 4 95

FinalistsEdit

The twenty-six finalists are:

  • the Big 6 countries.
  • the top ten countries from the first semi-final.
  • the top ten countries from the second semi-final.
Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ireland Ireland Markus Feehily "Butterfly" 2 182
02 Flag of Egypt Egypt Sandy "Helwa Gedan" 10 127
03 Flag of Italy Italy Il Volo "L'amore si muove" 14 120
04 Flag of Croatia Croatia Ana Bebic & Zeljko Vasic "Jugoslavija" 12 122
05 Flag of Belgium Belgium Billie "Give me the knife" 15 106
06 Flag of Albania Albania Enxhi Nasufi "Save me" 11 124
07 Flag of Turkey Turkey Demet Akalın "Ders Olsun" 25 57
08 Flag of Romania Romania Peter Pop ft. Lora "Singuri in doi" 13 122
09 Flag of Armenia Armenia Lilit Hovhannisyan "Requiem" 18 100
10 Flag of Sweden Sweden Måns Zelmerlöw "Should've Gone Home" 4 161
11 Wales Wales Jessica Wright "Dominoes" 8 135
12 Flag of Portugal Portugal David Carreira "Rien à Envier" 16 105
13 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Ministarke ft. Aco Pejovic "Poplava" 22 71
14 Scotland Scotland Calvin Harris ft. Disciples "How Deep Is Your Love" 1 204
15 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Lív Naes "Grind" 23 70
16 Flag of Austria Austria Sedonia "The World Is Not Enough" 3 181
17 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Haifa Wehbe "Breathing You In" 6 148
18 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Thea "Eho" 17 102
19 England England Professor Green ft. Tori Kelly "Lullaby" 5 158
20 Flag of Latvia Latvia Aminata "Leave My Love Bleeding" 19 84
21 Flag of Russia Russia Dima Bilan "Ne molchi" 26 46
22 Flag of Norway Norway Alida "When I Die" 24 66
23 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Hannah Peel "Desolation Row" 20 83
24 Flag of Morocco Morocco Manal "Denia" 21 78
25 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Aida Nikolaychuk "Korotkie Gudki" 7 136
26 Flag of Moldova Moldova Nicoleta Nucă "Nu sunt" 9 128

International broadcasts and votingEdit

Other countriesEdit

Flag of Finland Finland: YLÉ announced the withdrawal shortly after the final results due to a lack of fundings. A return in the 31st edition,however, is likely.
  Flag of Lithuania Lithuania: LRT was forced to withdraw after not having confirmed for the 30th edition.

See alsoEdit