Universong 43
A dream of music
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Date

25 August - 10 September 2012

Host city

Vaduz, Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein

Participants

47

Debuting countries

South Africa.png South Africa

Returning countries

Austria.png Austria, Denmark.png Denmark, Finland.png Finland, France.png France, Germany.png Germany, Panama.png Panama, Portugal.png Portugal, Puerto Rico.png Puerto Rico, Russia.png Russia, South Korea.png South Korea, Spain.png Spain, Sweden.png Sweden, Ukraine.png Ukraine, Vatican City.png Vatican City

Withdrawing countries

Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia & Herzegovina, Greenland.png Greenland, Luxembourg.png Luxembourg, San Marino.png San Marino, Slovenia.png Slovenia

Winner

Iceland.png Iceland
Greta Salome
"Everywhere around me"

Timeline

◄ Newcastle 42 Eurovision Heart.png Reykjavik 44 ►

Universong 43 was the 43rd edition of the Universong Contest, held for the very first time in Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein, after the winning of Mandy Capristo with the song "The way I like it" the previous edition in Newcastle, England. USC 43 was held from August 25th to September 10th, 2012.

Iceland got its second Universong winning after its first one in USC 06 in Motala, Sweden. Greta Salome, with the song "Everywhere around me", got this accomplishment possible for the small European nation, collecting a total of 148 points, in a very closed race with runner-up Italy's Emma Marrone, representing this time the Vatican City with the song "Cercavo amore" (146 points) and third place Turkey's Atiye with the song "Bring it back" (145 points). The top 5 was completed by Norway's Katzenjammer, and Christopher and Molly Sandén, representing the Faroe Islands, scoring 141 and 139 points, respectively, becoming this Universong one of the closest editions ever.

That was the first edition than a player participated as an artist to represent it's country (Tara Wills was the artist. Send by hph01 (not herself)).

Semifinal 1

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 South Africa.png South Africa Steve Hofmeyr

& Nadine

"Lied von my hart" 10 69
02 South Korea.png South Korea Ailee "Heaven" 13 61
03 Estonia.png Estonia Koit Toome "Tagasi alguses" 20 40
04 Puerto Rico.png Puerto Rico Ednita Nazario ft. Natalia Jiménez "No" 15 59
05 Croatia.png Croatia Lana Jurčević "Bad boys" 18 50
06 Austria.png Austria Charlee "Obvious" 21 33
07 Mexico.png Mexico Reik "Creo en ti (Finally)" 2 106
08 Turkey.png Turkey Atiye "Bring me back" 1 123
09 Denmark.png Denmark Puls "Let it go" 8 77
10 Latvia.png Latvia Ella "DJ take me" 17 56
11 Australia.png Australia Stan Walker & Jessica Mauboy "Galaxy" 22 29
12 Colombia.png Colombia El Dandee

ft. David Bisbal

"No hay 2 sin 3" 12 62
13 Iceland.png Iceland Greta Salome "Everywhere around me" 3 103
14 Serbia.png Serbia Jelena Karleusa "Tihi ubica" 19 45
15 Netherlands.png Netherlands Epica "Storm the sorrow" 6 78
16 Spain.png Spain Belinda "En el amor hay que perdonar" 16 57
17 Panama.png Panama Tara Wills "Challenge" 23 19
18 Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Molly Sandén

ft. Christopher

"A little forgiveness" 9 70
19 Belgium.png Belgium Selah Sue "This world" 4 85
20 Andorra.png Andorra Pastora Soler "Ahora o nunca" 11 66
21 Canada.png Canada Celine Dion "Parler à mon père" 14 61
22 Sweden.png Sweden Danny Saucedo "Amazing" 7 78
23 France.png France Inna Modja "La fille du lido" 5 81

Semifinal 2

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Vatican City.png Vatican City Emma Marrone "Cercavo amore" 5 91
02 USA.png United States Talking Heads "Psycho killer" 23 9
03 Norway.png Norway Katzenjammer "Rock-paper-scissors" 4 95
04 Italy.png Italy Il Genio "Pop porno" 19 42
05 Malta.png Malta Ira Losco "What I'd give" 8 74
06 Moldova.png Moldova Dan Balan "Freedom" 9 74
07 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Gergana & Galin "Parvichen instinkt" 16 54
08 Russia.png Russia Vintazh "Derevya" 2 109
09 Cyprus.png Cyprus DJ San

ft. Nikki Ponte

"Love is like breathing" 6 90
10 Greece.png Greece Helena Paparizou "Pios" 11 71
11 Portugal.png Portugal David Carreira "Esta noite" 13 64
12 England.png England Emeli Sandé "My kind of love" 7 87
13 Germany.png Germany Queensberry "Too young" 14 61
14 Ireland.png Ireland Imelda May "Mayhem" 18 43
15 Albania.png Albania Dafina Zeqiri ft. Vula "Tonight" 22 29
16 Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan AySel "Stay with me" 17 50
17 Scotland.png Scotland KT Tunstall "Universe and you" 20 31
18 Hungary.png Hungary Janicsák Veca "Kék angyal" 1 109
19 Romania.png Romania Inna "Crazy sexy wild" 3 99
20 Finland.png Finland Jenni Vartiainen "Duran duran" 10 71
21 Kosovo.png Kosovo Korab Shaqiri "Ritakimi" 21 30
22 Armenia.png Armenia Tamar Kaprelian "California" 12 66
23 Ukraine.png Ukraine Vera Brezhneva "Bessonnica" 15 59

Grand Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Andorra.png Andorra Pastora Soler "Ahora o nunca" 17 100
02 Romania.png Romania Inna "Crazy sexy wild" 16 103
03 South Africa.png South Africa Steve Hofmeyr & Nadine "Lied von my hart" 20 74
04 Turkey.png Turkey Atiye "Bring me back" 3 145
05 North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Dimitar Andonovski "Dobro me poznavas" 13 106
06 Mexico.png Mexico Reik "Creo en ti (Finally)" 12 115
07 Colombia.png Colombia El Dandee ft. David Bisbal "No hay 2 sin 3" DSQ -
08 Netherlands.png Netherlands Epica "Storm the sorrow" 14 105
09 Russia.png Russia Vintazh "Derevya" 6 139
10 France.png France Inna Modja "La fille du lido" 7 138
11 Norway.png Norway Katzenjammer "Rock-paper-scissors" 4 141
12 Hungary.png Hungary Janicsák Veca "Kék angyal" 8 136
13 Vatican City.png Vatican City Emma Marrone "Cercavo amore" 2 146
14 Belgium.png Belgium Selah Sue "This world" 9 127
15 Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Molly Sandén ft. Christopher "A little forgiveness" 5 139
16 Denmark.png Denmark Puls "Let it go" 24 64
17 England.png England Emeli Sandé "My kind of love" 11 115
18 Armenia.png Armenia Tamar Kaprelian "California" 23 65
19 Poland.png Poland Sylwia Grzeszczak & Liber "Mijamy się" 22 67
20 Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Casper "Das grizzly lied" 25 26
21 Cyprus.png Cyprus DJ San ft. Nikki Ponte "Love is like breathing" 19 86
22 Iceland.png Iceland Greta Salome "Everywhere around me" 1 148
23 Finland.png Finland Jenni Vartiainen "Duran duran" 21 70
24 Greece.png Greece Helena Paparizou "Pios" DSQ -
25 Moldova.png Moldova Dan Balan "Freedom" 15 105
26 Sweden.png Sweden Danny Saucedo "Amazing" 10 117
27 Malta.png Malta Ira Losco "What I'd give" 18 91


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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