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Universong 42
Enjoy the summer sounds
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Date

21 July - 7 August 2012

Host city

Newcastle, England England

Participants

39

Debuting countries

None

Returning countries

Colombia Colombia, Kosovo Kosovo, Scotland Scotland, Slovenia Slovenia

Withdrawing countries

American Samoa flag American Samoa, China China, Denmark Denmark, Finland Finland, France France, Germany Germany, Japan Japan, Peru Peru, Portugal Portugal, Russia Russia, Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden, Switzerland Switzerland, Wales Wales

Winner

Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Mandy Capristo
"The way I like it"

Timeline

◄ Cardiff 41 Eurovision Heart Vaduz 43 ►

Universong 42 was the 42nd edition of the Universong Contest, held for third time in a row in the United Kingdom, after the two previous editions held in Manchester (England) and Cardiff (Wales). This time the event was held in Newcastle, England, becoming this the third time the event is hosted by England and the fifth time it is hosted by the United Kingdom, after the winning of Alexandra Burke with the song "The silence" the previous edition in Cardiff, Wales. This Universong edition was held from July 21st to August 7th, 2012, with 39 countries taking part.

For the very first time, Liechtenstein won the USC title with the song "The way I like it" by the German singer Mandy Capristo, collecting a total of 136 points in a close race. Even though, it wasn't clear who the winner would be in the early to middle voting stages of the voting, having in the last six rounds, showing a clear trend towards three particular countries - Liechtenstein, Poland and FYR Macedonia. Indeed, when two countries remained to vote, "Consequences" by Edyta Gorniak, representing Poland was in the lead with 125 points, Capristo in second with 124 points, and the Macedonian representative Dimitar Andonovski, with the song "Ovo nebo znae se" was having 123 points. The second-to-last country to vote was Andorra, who gave no points to neither these three countries, allowing the last voting country, Azerbaijan, to define the result of the contest. Poland received 2 points from Azerbaijan, which could give the possibility to either Liechtenstein or FYR Macedonia to catch up, despite Poland remained in a temporal first place position. Finally, after the 12 points from Azerbaijan went to Liechtenstein, it was declared the overall winner, while Poland finished their USC adventure with 127 points in second place and FYR Macedonia remained third with 123 points, after not receiving points from neither Andorra nor Azerbaijan. The top 5 was completed by the representatives of Hungary and Turkey.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Poland Poland Edyta Gorniak "Consequences" 1 119
02 Belgium Belgium Belle Perez "El mundo bailando" 18 13
03 San Marino San Marino Eros Ramazzotti ft. Ricky Martin "Non siamo soli" 16 31
04 Norway Norway Tone Damli

ft. Eric Saade

"Imagine" 4 96
05 Hungary Hungary Ágnes Vanilla "Ígéret" 5 92
06 Iceland Iceland Two Toucans "Shame" 14 48
07 Australia Australia Nervo "You're gonna love again" 3 98
08 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Emir Hot "Devils in disguise" 13 51
09 Canada Canada Cœur de Pirate "Adieu" 6 84
10 Mexico Mexico Yuridia "Me olvidarás" 12 54
11 Romania Romania Celia "My story" 9 80
12 Slovenia Slovenia Martina Šraj "Plešeta" 15 39
13 Latvia Latvia Brainstorm "Lantern" 11 55
14 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Mandy Capristo "The way I like it" 2 104
15 Cyprus Cyprus Eleftheria Eleftheriou "Hearts collide" 7 83
16 Moldova Moldova Sasha Lopez

ft. Ale Blake & Broono

"Everybody feels alright" 8 81
17 Armenia Armenia Sofi Mkheyan "2012" 10 68
18 Malta Malta Eleanor Cassar "Hypnotised" 17 22

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Bulgaria Bulgaria Vessy Boneva "Inside" 7 80
02 Colombia Colombia Cali

& El Dandee

"Yo te esperaré" 8 73
03 Turkey Turkey Murat Dalkılıç "Bir güzellik yap" 1 102
04 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Anna Noa "Sleepless" 3 99
05 Kosovo Kosovo Argjentina Ramosaj "Si shiu" 4 92
06 Albania Albania Tuna Sejdiu "I asaj" 11 69
07 Ireland Ireland Lisa Hannigan "Knots" 17 32
08 Estonia Estonia Lenna "Mina jään" 16 34
09 Netherlands Netherlands Anouk "Modern world" 14 46
10 Serbia Serbia Rada Manojlovic "Marakana" 9 70
11 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Safura "Gonna let you know" 5 84
12 Luxembourg Luxembourg 3M8S "Before summer's gone" 18 26
13 Andorra Andorra Blanca "Un nuevo amanecer" 15 41
14 North Macedonia North Macedonia Dimitar Andonovski "Ovo nebo znae se" 2 101
15 Italy Italy La Scelta "Il nostro tempo" 10 70
16 Croatia Croatia Karma "Subota" 6 80
17 USA United States Britney Spears "Scary" 12 67
18 Scotland Scotland Julie Fowlis "Into the open air" 13 52

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Anna Noa "Sleepless" 10 99
02 Romania Romania Celia "My story" 21 55
03 Canada Canada Cœur de Pirate "Adieu" 14 83
04 Cyprus Cyprus Eleftheria Eleftheriou "Hearts collide" 7 103
05 Greece Greece Nicko "Say my name" 16 67
06 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Mandy Capristo "The way I like it" 1 136
07 Serbia Serbia Rada Manojlovic "Marakana" 27 39
08 Greenland Greenland Trentemøller "Moan" 23 53
09 Croatia Croatia Karma "Subota" 26 40
10 Australia Australia Nervo "You're gonna love again" 20 58
11 Bulgaria Bulgaria Vessy Boneva "Inside" 22 54
12 Poland Poland Edyta Gorniak "Consequences" 2 127
13 Italy Italy La Scelta "Il nostro tempo" 9 101
14 Moldova Moldova Sasha Lopez ft. Ale Blake & Broono "Everybody feels alright" 19 60
15 Colombia Colombia Cali & El Dandee "Yo te esperaré" 13 89
16 Hungary Hungary Ágnes Vanilla "Ígéret" 4 111
17 England England The Saturdays "30 days" 18 61
18 Armenia Armenia Sofi Mkheyan "2012" 17 63
19 Kosovo Kosovo Argjentina Ramosaj "Si shiu" 6 105
20 Norway Norway Tone Damli ft. Eric Saade "Imagine" 12 95
21 North Macedonia North Macedonia Dimitar Andonovski "Ovo nebo znae se" 3 123
22 Latvia Latvia Brainstorm "Lantern" 15 74
23 Mexico Mexico Yuridia "Me olvidarás" 8 102
24 Turkey Turkey Murat Dalkılıç "Bir güzellik yap" 5 108
25 Albania Albania Tuna Sejdiu "I asaj" 24 52
26 USA United States Britney Spears "Scary" 25 50
27 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Safura "Gonna let you know" 11 96



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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