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Universong 44
Break the ice
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Date

20 September - 7 October 2012

Host city

Reykjavik, Iceland Iceland

Participants

47

Debuting countries

Lesotho Lesotho

Returning countries

Belarus Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina, Lithuania Lithuania, Monaco Monaco, New Zealand New Zealand, San Marino San Marino, Slovakia Slovakia

Withdrawing countries

Austria Austria, Belgium Belgium, Canada Canada, Colombia Colombia, Panama Panama, South Korea South Korea, Spain Spain, Vatican City Vatican City

Winner

Finland Finland
Jenni Vartiainen
"Missä muruseni on"

Timeline

◄ Vaduz 43 Eurovision Heart Helsinki 45 ►

Universong 44 was the 44th staging of the Universong Contest, held in Reykjavik, Iceland, from September 20th to October 7th, 2012. This has been Iceland's second USC organization, the first since USC 07, also held in Reykjavik, in this ocassion after the winning of "Everywhere around me" by Greta Salome the previous edition in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

Finland got his first Universong winning thanks to the song "Missä muruseni on" by Jenni Vartiainen. Vartiainen won the competition with a total of 166 points, despite it didn't became evident her winning until the middle stages of voting. Runner-up was the girl band Stooshe with the song "Black heart", representing England, collecting 147 points, 19 less than winner Finland. Third place was Italy, represented by Syria ft. Ghemon with the song "Come non detto", with a total of 141 points. The top 5 was completed with Ivi Adamou, representing Cyprus, and Sarah Dawn Finer, representing Sweden (on a tie with Croatia's Severina, who eventually took sixth place).

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Estonia Estonia Sinine

ft. Sandra Nurmsalu

"Sel teel" 2 124
02 Netherlands Netherlands Birgit Schuurman "Hardrocking diva" 19 31
03 Cyprus Cyprus Ivi Adamou

ft. TU

"Madness" 7 86
04 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Maya Sar "Krive rijeci" 16 48
05 Kosovo Kosovo Vedat Ademi & Rezarta Shkurta "Iki larg" 17 46
06 Ireland Ireland Nolans "I'm in the mood for dancing" 18 33
07 Andorra Andorra David Bisbal "Esclavo de sus besos" 13 62
08 Lesotho Lesotho Goldfish "We come together" 20 25
09 Russia Russia Julia Volkova "Didn't wanna do it" 12 67
10 USA United States Phillip Phillips "Home" 9 69
11 Bulgaria Bulgaria Andrea "Haide, opa" 15 55
12 Croatia Croatia Severina "Italiana" 6 90
13 New Zealand New Zealand Brooke Duff "Till the end" 5 92
14 Moldova Moldova Nelly Ciobanu "Moldova mea (My Moldova)" 21 24
15 Mexico Mexico María José "Tú ya sabes a mí" 22 17
16 Italy Italy Syria

ft. Ghernon

"Come non detto" 3 114
17 England England Stooshe "Black heart" 11 69
18 France France Shy'm "Si tu savais" 14 61
19 Armenia Armenia Lilit Hovhannisyan "Te axijk lineir" 8 74
20 Scotland Scotland Amy Macdonald "Slow it down" 4 109
21 Germany Germany Lena "Stardust" 10 69
22 South Africa South Africa Nicholis Louw "Baby baby" 23 16
23 Sweden Sweden Sarah Dawn Finer "Moving on" 1 127

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Romania Romania Viky Red "If you ever feel" 2 117
02 Hungary Hungary Motiva "Aki kettő" 17 31
03 Monaco Monaco Anggun "Mon meilleur amour" DSQ -
04 Latvia Latvia Dālderi "Nepareizā dziesma" 21 11
05 Lithuania Lithuania Dūmas "Party all day" 20 22
06 Denmark Denmark Julie Berthelsen "Timmisssatut illunnga (Som en fugl)" 18 30
07 Poland Poland Edyta Gorniak "One & one" 16 43
08 Ukraine Ukraine Levika "Ocen' eto ya" 7 98
09 Belarus Belarus Dmitry Koldun "Korabli" 14 57
10 San Marino San Marino Emis Killa "Parole di ghiaccio" 15 56
11 Slovakia Slovakia Kristina Pelakova "Life is a game" 1 119
12 Finland Finland Jenni Vartiainen "Missä muruseni on" 3 116
13 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Eivør Palsdottir "Undo your mind" 9 82
14 Australia Australia Iggy Azalea "My world" 19 27
15 Malta Malta Claudia Faniello "Pure" 10 78
16 Greece Greece Giorgos Sabanis "Mono an thes emena" 4 114
17 Serbia Serbia Aleksandra Radović "Cuvaj moje srce" 6 102
18 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Ricky Martin "The best thing about me is you" 11 76
19 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Nikki Jamal ft. Karen Viuff "Universe" DSQ -
20 Albania Albania Elvana Gjata "Gjaku im" 8 82
21 Portugal Portugal Amor Electro "Rosa sangue" 13 69
22 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Glasperlenspiel "Ich bin ich" 5 103
23 North Macedonia North Macedonia Next Time "Lice od raj" 12 75

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 North Macedonia North Macedonia Next Time "Lice od raj" 22 79
02 England England Stooshe "Black heart" 2 147
03 Ukraine Ukraine Lavika "Ocen' eto ya" 21 84
04 Sweden Sweden Sarah Dawn Finer "Moving on" 5 137
05 Russia Russia Julia Volkova "Didn't wanna do it" 15 106
06 Serbia Serbia Aleksandra Radović "Cuvaj moje srce" DSQ -
07 Scotland Scotland Amy Macdonald "Slow it down" 8 132
08 Norway Norway Petter Carlsen "Even dead things feel your love" 23 65
09 Greece Greece Giorgos Sabanis "Mono an thes emena" 20 85
10 USA United States Phillip Phillips "Home" 25 62
11 Albania Albania Elvana Gjata "Gjaku im" 13 115
12 Armenia Armenia Lilit Hovhannisyan "Te axjik lineir" 14 111
13 Cyprus Cyprus Ivi Adamou ft. TU "Madness" 4 139
14 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Eivør Palsdottir "Undo your mind" 12 117
15 Italy Italy Syria ft. Ghernon "Come non detto" 3 141
16 Finland Finland Jenni Vartiainen "Missä muruseni on" 1 166
17 Estonia Estonia Sinine ft. Sandra Nurmsalu "Sel teel" 19 92
18 Turkey Turkey Kolpa "Beni aşka inandır" 17 99
19 New Zealand New Zealand Brooke Duff "Till the end" 7 134
20 Slovakia Slovakia Kristina Pelakova "Life is a game" 11 122
21 Germany Germany Lena "Stardust" 9 131
22 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Ricky Martin "The best thing about me is you" 24 64
23 Croatia Croatia Severina "Italiana" 6 137
24 Romania Romania Viky Red "If you ever feel" 10 123
25 Iceland Iceland Hera Björk "My heart" 18 98
26 Malta Malta Claudia Faniello "Pure" 26 54
27 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Glasperlenspiel "Ich bin ich" 16 102


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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