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Universong 38
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Date

11 - 27 April 2012

Host city

London, England.png England

Participants

43

Debuting countries

Chile.png Chile

Returning countries

Belgium.png Belgium, Canada.png Canada, Colombia.png Colombia, Israel.png Israel, Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein, Mexico.png Mexico, Puerto Rico.png Puerto Rico, South Korea.png South Korea, Wales.png Wales

Withdrawing countries

Austria.png Austria, Barbados.png Barbados, Ireland.png Ireland

Winner

Portugal.png Portugal
Monica Ferraz
"Golden days"

Timeline

◄ Capri 37 Eurovision Heart.png Lisbon 39 ►

Universong 38 was the 38th edition of the Universong Contest, held from April 11th and 27th, 2012 in London, England. This was the first time England staged the USC, being just the second time the contest is held in the United Kingdom, after the USC 20, held in Cardiff, Wales. The winning of Adele, with the song "Turning tables", on the previous edition in Capri, Italy, was the reason why the USC was held in the English capital.

After an exciting voting sequence, Monica Ferraz, the singer representing Portugal, won the first (and only so far) winner for their country, with the song "Golden days", collecting a total of 151 points. Even though, it wasn't evident that Portugal would win, since the winner was decided in the very last voting. Denmark spent almost all the voting round in first place, specially in the last voting rounds. Finally, Aura Dione and Rock Mafia, got finally second place, with 146 points for the song "Friends". Another favourite, who also spent most of the voting in first position before Portugal and Denmark caught up, was France, represented by Nolwenn Leroy, with the song "La jument de Michao", that collected a total of 133 points. Australia and host England completed the top 5.

As a curiosity, the United States hold from this edition a very strange record. The band Fall Out Boy brought to Universong a song with the longest title in the Universong history. The song was called "I'm like a lawyer with the way I'm always trying to get you off (Me & You)", and its title had 17 words. The song didn't progress to the Grand Final, since it got 14th place with 45 points in the second semifinal.

Semifinal 1

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Australia.png Australia Gabriella Cilmi "On a mission" 8 80
02 Denmark.png Denmark Aura Dione ft. Rock Mafia "Friends" 2 101
03 San Marino.png San Marino Simonetta Spiri "Aura" 9 76
04 Poland.png Poland Marina Łuczenko "Glam pop" 13 56
05 Kosovo.png Kosovo Kaltrina "Hot" 16 43
06 Mexico.png Mexico Reik "Peligro" 10 70
07 Turkey.png Turkey Aynur Aydin "Yanı başıma " 1 113
08 Spain.png Spain Franco de Vita ft. Alejandra Guzmán "Tan sólo tú" 20 26
09 Portugal.png Portugal Monica Ferraz "Golden days" 3 98
10 Finland.png Finland Saara Aalto "Blessed with love" 4 94
11 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Raffi Boghosyan "4321" 5 86
12 Malta.png Malta Jessica Muscat "Dance romance" 17 41
13 Puerto Rico.png Puerto Rico Ricky Martin "Frío" 14 54
14 Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Elnare Xelilova "De" 19 28
15 Colombia.png Colombia DJ Buxxi "Como tú no hay dos" 11 58
16 Albania.png Albania Zajmina Vasjari "Po ta dija" DSQ -
17 Moldova.png Moldova Thumbs Up "I wanna fly" 12 56
18 Chile.png Chile Kudai "Ya nada queda" 18 30
19 Greece.png Greece Claydee "Deep inside" 6 85
20 Israel.png Israel Shiri Maimon "Now that you're gone" 15 52
21 Italy.png Italy The Glam vs. Coolio & Snoop Dog "One night in L.A." 7 82

Semifinal 2

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Die Atzen Frauenarzt & Manny Marc "Disco pogo" 17 32
02 South Korea.png South Korea Bigbang "Fantastic baby" 13 49
03 Serbia.png Serbia Ana Kokic ft. Costi "Idemo na sve" 8 77
04 Vatican City.png Vatican City Nesli "Notte vera" 19 21
05 North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Daniel Dann "Na nekoj drug" 10 63
06 Netherlands.png Netherlands Kraak & Smaak "Squeeze me" 12 56
07 Andorra.png Andorra Salmah "Ya es la hora" DSQ -
08 Wales.png Wales Marina and the Diamonds "Primadonna" 3 95
09 Canada.png Canada Carly Rae Jepsen "Call me maybe" 5 81
10 Belgium.png Belgium Silke "Awake" 2 102
11 USA.png United States Fall Out Boy "I'm like a lawyer with the way I'm always trying to get you off (Me & you)" 14 45
12 Cameroon.png Cameroon Wes "Alane" 6 81
13 Croatia.png Croatia Petar Brkljačić "Put u zemlju čuda" 11 61
14 Hungary.png Hungary Mester Tamás "Let's just run now" 20 19
15 Latvia.png Latvia Lauris Reiniks "Es skrienu" 9 76
16 Iceland.png Iceland Draumurinn "Draumurinn" 18 29
17 Sweden.png Sweden Charlotte Perrelli "In the sun" 7 79
18 Armenia.png Armenia Tamar Kaprelian "Purified" 4 82
19 Germany.png Germany Giovanni "Wundervall" 16 38
20 France.png France Nolwenn Leroy "La jument de Michao" 1 108
21 Cyprus.png Cyprus Peter Andre "Defender" 15 39

Grand Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Netherlands.png Netherlands Kraak & Smaak "Squeeze me" 22 56
02 Finland.png Finland Saara Aalto "Blessed with love" 18 77
03 Romania.png Romania DJ Sava ft. Andreea "Free" 13 87
04 Croatia.png Croatia Petar Brkljačić "Put u zemlju čuda" 25 35
05 Australia.png Australia Gabriella Cilmi "On a mission" 4 125
06 Wales.png Wales Marina and the Diamonds "Primadonna" DSQ -
07 Serbia.png Serbia Ana Kokic ft. Costi "Idemo na sve" 15 83
08 Belgium.png Belgium Silke "Awake" 20 76
09 North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Daniel Dann "Na nekoj drug" 21 57
10 Latvia.png Latvia Lauris Reiniks "Es skrienu" 8 111
11 Norway.png Norway Stella Mwangi ft. Mohombi "Hula hoop" 26 32
12 Armenia.png Armenia Tamar Kaprelian "Purified" 6 120
13 Portugal.png Portugal Monica Ferraz "Golden days" 1 151
14 Cameroon.png Cameroon Wes "Alane" 16 78
15 Greece.png Greece Claydee "Deep inside" 14 83
16 Turkey.png Turkey Aynur Aydin "Yanı başıma" 9 105
17 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Raffi Bogoshyan "4321" 7 118
18 Moldova.png Moldova Thumbs Up "I wanna fly" 19 76
19 England.png England The Saturdays "Higher" 5 121
20 France.png France Nolwenn Leroy "La jument de Michao 3 133
21 Canada.png Canada Carly Rae Jepsen "Call me maybe" 11 96
22 Colombia.png Colombia DJ Buxxi "Como tú no hay dos" 24 37
23 Sweden.png Sweden Charlotte Perrelli "In the sun" 12 89
24 Italy.png Italy The Glam vs. Coolio & Snoop Dogg "One night in L.A." 10 98
25 Denmark.png Denmark Aura Dione ft. Rock Mafia "Friends" 2 146
26 Mexico.png Mexico Reik "Peligro" 23 52
27 San Marino.png San Marino Simonetta Spiri "Aura" 17 78
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