Throughout the 2015 national final season we’ve heard some amazing (and not so amazing) songs, and fallen in love with lots of them. However, some countries chose to bypass that route completely, opting to select their acts internally instead. Twelve songs were chosen in this way. Some took us by surprise, others had us waiting for weeks. We’ve a lot of favourites, but there are others we’d be happy to never hear again. Now it’s your turn. Which  broadcaster did the best job? Who selected the best song? What is the best internal selection of 2015? Vote for your favorite now!

ARMENIA: GENEALOGY

Armenia came up with a “unique” idea – to gather six artists, from five different continents, all of Armenian descent, and create a super-group.

AUSTRALIA: GUY SEBASTIAN

To everyone’s surprise Australia decided to join us at Eurovision 2015. There were so many artists they could have chosen, but in the end they went with Guy Sebastian.

AZERBAIJAN: ELNUR HUSEYNOV

Elnur was one half of Azerbaijan’s first entry in 2008. Now he’s returned, this time as a Voice of Turkey winner.

BELGIUM: LOIC NOTTET

Belgium are also sending a Voice graduate, Loic Nottet. The 19 year old came second on the 2014 edition of the Belgian version of the show.

https://youtu.be/xV2b3L1K6_c

CZECH REPUBLIC: MARTA JANDOVA AND VACLAV NOID BARTA

An epic come back after five years away. Czech Republic have brought out the big-guns in the form of Marta and Vaclav.

France: Lisa Angell

Nobody was thinking about France, when it unexpectedly announced Lisa Angell in mid-January.

Montenegro: Knez

Montenegro has decided to repeat last year’s formula and send yet another Balkan ballad, this time sung by Knez. They’ve also drafted in legendary composer Zeljko Joksimovic.

Poland: Monika Kuszynska

After last year’s divisive performance, Poland have switched tact. They’ve chosen a touching ballad, sung by Monika, a car-crash survivor and wheelchair user, who hopes to become a role model to others with disabilities.

Russia: Polina Gagarina

Another year, another peace ballad from Russia. This time local superstar Polina Gagarina is behind the mic.

San Marino: Michele Perniola & Anita Simoncini

The era of Valentina Monetta has ended and San Marino are sending their JESC stars. Anita and Michele. Val may be gone, but Ralph Siegel remains on song-writing duty.

Spain: Edurne

Spain are sending one of their biggest home-grown stars, Edurne.

The Netherlands: Trijntje Oosterhuis

The Netherlands were one of the first countries to announce their song and act. Trijntje is an established name in the lowlands, a friend of Anouk, sister-in-law of Edsilia Rombley, she’s definitely got Eurovision pedigree.

United Kingdom: Electro Velvet

Once again, the BBC went behind closed doors and chose new-comers, Electro Velvet. The pair and their song have already proven divisive.

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Vitore
Vitore
6 years ago

Elhaida is the best. She should win!

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

Lots of quality performers have been internally selected this year. The only questionable choice is Electro Velvet, but the rest are all worthy of representing their nation, even if they weren’t chosen by the people.
Personally, I voted for Edurne, Loic, Knez, Elnur, Trijntje and Guy.

Lena
Lena
6 years ago

Yeah. The song of Armenia is really unique. It must be at least in top 10. I like Australian song and I listen it every day. A good song from Azerbaijan, it’s a fight for love, and I live the message. Good luck Spain, though I don’t like it. I don’t like Russian entry, I was expecting something more. I like Belgium, it’s really original and memorable song. Also I like the song of France.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

I like all of them except UK.
Best ones are Azerbaijan, Australia & Belgium.

SpirK
SpirK
6 years ago

1. France: 10/10 (3/40)
2. Armenia: 8.2/10 (11/40)
3. Azerbaijan: 7.8/10 (13/40)
4. Montenegro: 7.8/10 (14/40)
5. Belgium: 7.4/10 (16/40)
6. The Netherlands: 7.1/10 (18/40)
7. Czech Republic: 7.0/10 (19/40)
8. Poland: 6.9/10 (22/40)
9. Spain: 6.8/10 (23/40)
10. Australia: 5.2/10 (30/40)
11. Russia: 4.8/10 (31/40)
12. San Marino: 3.5/10 (34/40)
13. United Kingdom: 3.0/10 (35/40)

Linda
Linda
6 years ago

1. Belgium
2. Azerbaijan
3. Australia
4. Russia
5. Spain
6. Czech Republic
7. Montenegro
8. France
9. The Netherlands
10. Armenia
11. Poland
12. UK
13. San Marino

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

Gotta go with the Aussies on this one. That song of Guy’s exemplifies preparation. The dark horse, I give to Knez from Montenegro. The one most people expect will do very well seems to be Edurne from Spain. But I’d keep an eye on Lisa from France.

Sherry
Sherry
6 years ago

Spain and France! And Spain is very strong this year, hope Edurne will win

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

1.Armenia
2.Spain
3.United Kingdom
4.Belgium
5.Montenegro
6.France
7.Azerbaijan
8.Australia
9.Czech Republic
10.Poland
11.Netherlands
12.Russia
13.San Marino

I like all of them from the Czech Republic and upwards. The other four range from ok to terrible.

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

All of them except Armenia, Spain and Azerbaijan.

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

LOIC ALL THE WAY <333333333

Edurne and Marta/Vaclac would round out my Top 3 in this poll!

Kjetil
Kjetil
6 years ago

Where is Elhaida? 🙁

I’m alive was selected internally!

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
6 years ago

The reigning champion winner of our Vision *Rise Like A Phoenix* was chosen internally….

The only internal song from these 13 that has serious chances of winning on this Vision is the one of Australia……
Its my least liked internal song & my 4th least liked song among the 40 being on my bottom4 last songs…
So please do not let Australia to win in Vienna with such bland weak song.. like that..

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

The description you gave for Australia, talk about condescending towards Guy. Smh.

per
per
6 years ago

Not Australia. Yack!!!

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
6 years ago

1) Holland 7,5/10 ~ My 2nd
2) France 7/10 ~ My 4th
3) Armenia 6/10 ~ My 11th
4) Czech 6/10 ~ My 14th
5) Russia 6/10 ~ My 15th
6) Montenegro 6/10 ~ My 18th
7) Spain 6/10 ~ My 19th
8) San Marino 5,5/10 ~ My 20th
9) Azerbaijan 5,5/10 ~ My 21st
10) Poland 4/10 ~ My 28th
11) Belgium 4/10 ~ My 29th
12) United Kingdom 3/10 ~ My 36th
13) Australia 3/10 ~ My 37th

Mathias (From Sweden
Mathias (From Sweden
6 years ago

Belgium and Australia!! <3