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Universong 11
"Eastern sounds"

Date

2010

Host city

Bucharest, Romania Romania

Participants

20

Debuting countries

Wales Wales

Returning countries

Russia Russia, USA United States

Withdrawing countries

Austria Austria, Ireland Ireland, Ukraine Ukraine

Winner

Sweden Sweden
Agnes
"Release me"

Timeline

◄ Cork 10 Eurovision Heart Malmö 12 ►

Universong 11 was the 11th edition of the Universong Contest, held for the second time in Bucharest, Romania, after the winning of Elena Gheorghe, with the song "Disco romancing" on the previous edition in Cork, Ireland. The last time Bucharest hosted the Universong Contest was on USC 04.

For the second time, Sweden wins the Universong title. Agnes Carlsson became the second Swedish USC champion thanks to the song "Release me". It became one of the first unanimous winners in the history of the contest. It became not only the most voted song, collecting a total of 141 points (far from the then point record of 154 points imposed by The Netherlands in its third winning with Future Presidents in USC 08), but also the first biggest point difference between winner and runner-up, as well as being the only song in this edition surpassing the barrier of the 100 points. In second place, Wales (the only debuting country in this edition) got immediately second place with "Oh no", by Marina and the Diamonds, who only collected 99 points, getting thus a difference of 42 points between them, a record then broken in USC 25 by a minimum difference (43 points), and then equalled in USC 51. As a curiosity, Sweden won this edition after being runner-up on the previous edition, just being this the second time it happens until then. Even though, as Wales didn't show up to vote during the voting days, and as there was not any reserve rules at the time, the country wasn't disqualified, keeping thus its runner-up position.

The third place was for the United States. Beyonce reached that position with the song "Halo" (the same title as the Scottish entry by Texas), with 97 points. The top 5 was completed by Italy (represented by Laura Pausini and her smash hit "Tra te e il mare") and Germany (represented by "I've learned to walk alone" by Joana Zimmer).

This would be the last edition in which Eyal, the founder of the Universong Contest, would office himself as administrator of the contest. He would remain as player until USC 20, when he eventually withdrew on a permanent way.

Results Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Wales Wales Marina and the Diamonds "Oh no" 2 99
02 Sweden Sweden Agnes Carlsson "Release me" 1 141
03 Israel Israel Yardena Arazi "He rokedet" 14 31
04 Croatia Croatia ET "Varat cu te" 7 60
05 Scotland Scotland Texas "Halo" 16 22
06 Belgium Belgium Laïs "'T smidje" 13 37
07 USA United States Beyonce "Halo" 3 97
08 Russia Russia BIS "Tivoy ili nichey" 12 42
09 Romania Romania Catalin Josan "Around around" 9 51
10 Malta Malta Ira Losco "Fejn stahbejtli" 10 44
11 Germany Germany Joana Zimmer "I've learned to walk alone" 5 79
12 Indonesia Indonesia Kunci "1 = Sama" 20 1
13 Italy Italy Laura Pausini "Tra te e il mare" 4 92
14 Serbia Serbia Milan Stankovic "Fejs" 6 70
15 Netherlands Netherlands Mon Amour "Fame and fortune" 17 19
16 Hungary Hungary Magdi Ruzsa "Gabriel" 8 59
17 England England Seal "Love's divine" 15 23
18 Slovenia Slovenia Siddharta "Plastika" 18 18
19 Iceland Iceland Sigur Rós "Hoppolla" 19 16
20 Spain Spain La Quinta Estación "Tu peor error" 11 43

Returning artists Edit

Artist Country Previous participation
Ira Losco Malta Malta USC 05
Editions of the Universong Contest
Universong 1 - Zwolle 2 - Linz 3 - Bucharest 4 - The Hague 5 - Motala 6 - Reykjavik 7 - Valletta 8 - The Hague 9 - Cork 10 - Bucharest 11 - Malmö 12 - Bruges 13 - Bucharest 14 - Venice 15 - Paris 16 - Bogota 17 - Zagreb 18 - Osijek 19 - Cardiff 20 - Wellington 21 - Constanta 22 - Chisinau 23 - Rome 24 - Iasi-Istanbul 25 - Amsterdam 26 - Prilep 27 - Andorra la Vella 28 - Athens 29 - Thessaloniki 30 - Copenhagen 31 - Milan 32 - Istanbul 33 - Nicosia 34 - Saranda 35 - Piraeus 36 - Capri 37 - London 38 - Lisbon 39 - Manchester 40 - Cardiff 41 - Newcastle 42 - Vaduz 43 - Reykjavik 44 - Helsinki 45 - Liverpool 46 - Castrovillari 47 - Annaba 48 - Yerevan 49 - Akureyri 50 - Stockholm 51 - Budapest 52 - Vilnius 53 - Turku 54 - Den Bosch 55 - Tromso 56 - Espoo 57 - Leeds 58 - Nokia 59 - Orebro 60 - Los Angeles 61 - Paris 62 - Florence 63 - Uppsala 64 - Sydney 65 - Limassol 66 - Melbourne 67 - Barcelona-Vaduz 68 - Berlin 69 - Johannesburg 70 - Kiev 71 - Ohrid 72 - New York 73 - St. Petersburg 74 - Jerusalem 75 - Zagreb 76 - Monte Carlo 77 - Tehran 78 - Nuuk 79 - Perth 80 - San Juan 81 - Split 82 - Thorshavn 83 - Dublin 84 - Amsterdam 85 - San Marino 86 - Luxembourg 87 - Saint-Denis 88 - Tromso 89 - Madrid 90 - Gothenburg 91 - Santiago de Chile 92 - Tehran 93 - Esch-sur-Alzette 94 - Rome 95 - Tallinn 96 - Baku 97 - Sydney 98
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