Add These to Your Playlist: Miss Universe Contestants’ Favorite Songs

16 Jan

What songs do Miss Universe contestants love to listen to? We asked this year’s Miss Universe contestants to tell us their favorite songs! Some told us their favorite song of all time, while others revealed the track they have on repeat right now.

65th Miss Universe Competition

The most interesting thing we learned: Women from complete opposite sides of the world can have the same favorite song! Many contestants told us the same songs or different songs by the same artist.

As you’ll see, songs by Beyoncé, Coldplay, Marc Anthony, Céline Dion and Bruno Mars were popular choices for women from all different corners of the world. Check out some of this year’s Miss Universe contestants’ favorite songs below!

Miss Universe Bulgaria Violina Ancheva: “Halo” – Beyoncé

Miss Universe France Iris Mittenaere: “Run the World (Girls)” – Beyoncé

Miss Universe Great Britain Jaime-Lee Faulkner: “Run the World (Girls)” – Beyoncé

“It depends what mood I am in, but Beyonce’s ‘Run the World (Girls)’ is a song that I have always liked! A real feel good song,” Faulkner said.

Miss Universe Iceland Hildur Leifsdóttir: “I Was Here” – Beyoncé

Miss Universe New Zealand Tania Dawson: “I Was Here” – Beyoncé

Miss Universe Singapore Cheryl Chou: “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift

“Aside from the upbeat tune and the catchy lyrics, the message behind the song is also something that I appreciate,” Chou said. “She tells you to never let the haters get to you, and if they do, just ‘Shake It Off!'”

Miss Universe Guatemala Virginia Argueta: “Vivir Mi Vida” – Marc Anthony

Miss Universe Netherlands Zoey Ivory: “Valio La Pena” – Marc Anthony

Miss Universe Paraguay Andrea Melgarejo: “No Me Ames” – Jennifer López feat. Marc Anthony

Miss Universe Puerto Rico Brenda Jimenez: “Preciosa” – Rafael Hernandez Performed by Marc Anthony

Miss Universe Albania Lindita Idrizi: “Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding

Miss Universe Hungary Veronika Bódizs: “Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding

Miss Universe Australia Caris Tiivel: “Let Me Love You” – DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber

Miss Universe Slovenia Lucija Potočnik: “Someone Like You” – Adele

Miss Universe Korea Jenny Kim: “Just The Way You Are” – Bruno Mars

Miss Universe Tanzania Jihan Dimachk: “Just The Way You Are” – Bruno Mars

Miss Universe Nigeria Unoaku Anyadike: “Treasure” – Bruno Mars

Miss Universe Czech Republic Andrea Bezdekova: “Dancing On My Own” – Robyn

Miss Universe Malaysia Kiranmeet Kaur Baljeet Singh: “Fix You” – Coldplay

“Music constantly evolves, but this is the one song that I resonate strongly with and will always be a favorite. It did not only comfort me when I was a young girl, grieving the death of my closest uncle, he passed away from leukemia, but it gave me somewhat of a reassurance that I was not alone,” Baljeet Singh said of the Coldplay song. “It’s a beautiful song with so much emotions attached and till today, it leaves me in a state melancholic euphoria every time I listen to it.”

Miss Universe Malta Martha Fenech: “Paradise” – Coldplay

Miss Universe Panama Keity Drennan: “A Sky Full Of Stars” – Coldplay

Miss Universe Poland Izabella Krzan: “Viva La Vida” – Coldplay

Miss Universe Barbados Shannon Harris: “Rise” – Katy Perry

Miss Universe Japan Sari Nakazawa: “My Heart Will Go On” – Céline Dion

Miss Universe Mexico Kristal Silva: “My Heart Will Go On” – Céline Dion

Miss Universe Turkey Tansu Sila Cakir: “My Heart Will Go On” – Céline Dion

Miss Universe Argentina Estefania Bernal: “La Sonrisa” – Nonpalidece

Miss Universe Aruba Charlene Leslie: “Sk8er Boi” – Avril Lavigne

Miss Universe Austria Dajana Dzinic: “I Have Nothing” – Whitney Houston

Miss Universe Bahamas Cherell Williamson: “I Believe I Can Fly” – R. Kelly

Miss Universe Belgium Stephanie Geldhof: “9 Crimes” – Damien Rice

Miss Universe Belize Rebecca Rath: “Beautiful” – Damian Marley Ft. Bobby Brown

“No matter how old the song gets, I still enjoy listening to it,” Rath said.

Miss Universe Jamaica Isabel Dalley: “Affairs Of The Heart” – Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

Miss Universe Canada Siera Bearchell: “Imagine” – John Lennon

Miss Universe Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks: “Tiney Winey” – Byron Lee and The Dragonaires

Miss Universe Colombia Andrea Tovar: “Nuqui”- Choquibtown; “Closer” -The Chainsmokers

Miss Universe Denmark Christina Mikkelsen : “Where Is the Love?” – Black Eyed Peas; “No One” – Alicia Keys; “Listen”-Beyoncé ; “Lay Me Down” – Sam Smith, “Losing My Way” – Justin Timberlake

Miss Universe Ecuador Connie Jiménez: “La Niña de Tus Ojos” – Daniel Calveti

Miss Universe Finland Shirly Karvinen: “Moment 4 Life” – Nicki Minaj

Miss Universe Georgia Nuka Karalashvili: “September” – Earth, Wind & Fire

Miss Universe Germany Johanna Acs: “Breathe” – Seeb

Miss Universe Guyana Soyini Fraser: “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough” – Patty Smyth feat. Don Henley

Miss Universe Haiti Raquel Pelissier- “Down Under” – Men At Work

Miss Universe Honduras Sirey Moran: “Levántate y Resplandece” – Marcos Barrientos

Miss Universe India Roshmitha Harimurthy: “Gravity” – John Mayer

Miss Universe Indonesia Kezia Warouw: “I Believe I Can Fly” – R. Kelly

Miss Universe Israel Yam Kaspers Anshel: “Riptide” – Vance Joy

Miss Universe Kenya Mary Were: “Beautiful” – Mali Music

Miss Universe Kosovo Camila Barraza : “Llorar Y Llorar” – Vicente Fernandez

Miss Universe Mauritius Kushboo Ramnawaj: “If You’re Not The One” – Daniel Bedingfield

Miss Universe Myanmar Htet Htet Htun: “Let It Go” – Idina Menzel

Miss Universe Namibia Lizelle Esterhuizen: “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile” (2014 Film Version) – Sia

Miss Universe Nicaragua Marina Jacoby: “Caraluna” – Bacilos

Miss Universe Perú Valeria Piazza: “Lemon Tree” – Fool’s Garden

Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina: “Dance With My Father” – Luther Vandross

Miss Universe Romania Teodora Dan: “Blaze of Glory” – Jon Bon Jovi

Miss Universe Sierra Leone Hawa Kamara: “Boogie Down” – Morris (A Sierra Leonean Musician)

Miss Universe South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene: “Gold” – Britt Nicole

It identifies that each and every person is unique in their own right and that you are worth more than gold,” Kunene said about the song.

Miss Universe Spain Noelia Freire: “Every Breath You Take” – The Police

Miss Universe Sri Lanka Jayathi De Silva: “Girl On Fire” – Alicia Keys

Miss Universe Sweden Ida Ovmar: “Next To Me” – Otto Knows

Miss Universe Switzerland Dijana Cvijetic: “Padobran” – Boban Rajovié

Miss Universe Ukraine Alena Spodynyuk: “Beautiful Life” – Lost Frequencies feat. Sandro Cavazza

Miss USA Deshauna Barber: “V.S.O.P.” – K. Michelle

Miss Universe US Virgin Islands Carolyn Carter: “No Letting Go” – Wayne Wonder

Miss Universe Vietnam Le Hang: “Lucky” – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

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