All You Need To Know: Intervision Song Contest 2015

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The 2015 Intervision Song Contest takes place in Sochi, Russia. You can find out all you need to know about the contest below, from the songs to the countries who will or will not be taking part this year.

What is the Intervision Song Contest?

The Intervision Song Contest was first held in 1977 in Sopot, Poland and was the Soviet rival to the Eurovision Song Contest. The contest was held every year until 1980 when due to strikes in Gdansk, Poland and the fall of communism in Poland the contest was abandoned. In 2008 the contest was brought back, the show moved from Poland to Sochi, Russia with a total of 11 countries participating in the four day show, Turkmenistan won the contest. The 2009 contest was abandoned due to staging issues, in 2014 it was once again announced as taking place.

Where is the contest being held?

The contest has been announced as being held in Sochi, Russia the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

When is the event?


The contest is currently being announced as taking place in the autumn of 2015, however the contest has been delayed twice already – More details here.

Who is taking part?


The following countries are announced as taking part:

  • China
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Russia – Alexander Ivanov – More details here
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

Who took part in the past but has not confirmed participation?

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova – More details here
  • Ukraine

Who will not participate?

The following country has announced they will not participate:

  • Latvia – More details here

If you have a news about the contest, that we have not covered please send us an email at: and we will take a look at it.




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