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SOFIA 2015

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the 13th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and took place, for the first time, in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian national broadcaster BNT was the host broadcaster for the event. The final took place on 21 November 2015 and was held at the Arena Armeec in Sofia. Poli Genova, a Bulgarian singer and former representative of Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, hosted the show. A total of seventeen countries participated, with Australia and Ireland making their debuts. Albania and Macedonia returned after being absent since the 2012 and 2013 contests, respectively. Croatia and Cyprus withdrew after returning in the 2014 edition, while Sweden withdrew for the first time since 2008.

The winner of the contest was Destiny Chukunyere, who represented Malta with the song “Not My Soul”. Armenia and Slovenia finished in second and third place, respectively. This was Malta’s second victory in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having won previously in 2013. Malta’s 185-point victory also achieved the highest amount of points received by any entry in the history of the contest, beating Spain’s record of 171 points set during the 2004 edition. This contest also set new records for the highest amount of points for a non-winning entry with Armenia’s 176 points and the highest placing and score achieved by a country without earning any 12-point scores with Slovenia’s third place and 112 points.

THE FULL SCOREBOARD

Malta Destiny Chukunyere Not My Soul
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185 01
Armenia MIKA Love
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176 02
Slovenia Lina Kuduzović Prva ljubezen
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112 03
Belarus Ruslan Aslanov Volshebstvo (Magic)
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105 04
Albania Mishela Rapo Dambaje
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093 05
Russia Mikhail Smirnov Mechta (Dream)
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080 06
Serbia Lena Stamenković Lenina pesma
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079 07
Australia Bella Paige My Girls
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064 08
Bulgaria Gabriela Yordanova &
Ivan Stoyanov
Colour of Hope
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062 09
Georgia The Virus Gabede
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051 10
Ukraine Anna Trincher Pochny z sebe
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038 11
Ireland Aimee Banks Réalta na Mara
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036 12
Montenegro Jana Mirković Oluja
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036 13
San Marino Kamilla Ismailova Mirror
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036 14
The Netherlands Shalisa Million Lights
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035 15
Italy Chiara & Martina Viva
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034 16
F.Y.R. Macedonia Ivana Petkovska &
Magdalena Aleksovska
Pletenka – Braid of Love
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026 17
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