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Universong 46
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Date

11 -30 November 2012

Host city

Liverpool, England England

Participants

46

Debuting countries

Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil, Cuba Cuba, Vietnam Vietnam

Returning countries

Belgium Belgium, Indonesia Indonesia, Japan Japan, Moldova Moldova, Panama Panama, Ukraine Ukraine

Withdrawing countries

Albania Albania, Australia Australia, Georgia Georgia, Greenland Greenland, Liechtenstein Liechtenstein, Luxembourg Luxembourg, Portugal Portugal, Russia Russia, Scotland Scotland, Slovakia Slovakia

Winner

Italy Italy
Francesca Michielin
"Sola"

Timeline

◄ Helsinki 45 Eurovision Heart Castrovillari 47 ►

Universong 46 was the 46th staging of the Universong Contest, held in Liverpool, England, from November 11th to November 30th, 2012. This was the fifth staging of England for the USC, this time after the winning of Florence and the Machine with the song "Never let me go" on the previous edition held in Helsinki, Finland.

From the very first moment, it was apparent that Italy would win its fifth Universong title. Francesca Michielin, with the song "Sola", was an early favourite for the title, winning the first semifinal as well. Even though, and in the middle stages of voting, Ukraine began threating Italy's leading in a close struggle, since Ani Lorak with the song "Zazhigay serdce", was another favourite, winning the second semifinal. Before the last voting was cast, both Italy and Ukraine were in a tie with 164 points, as a promise of an exciting voting end. So, all depended on Greece, country who should decided if whether Ukraine or Italy would be the overall winner. Eventually, the Greek jury gave Ukraine 3 points and 8 points to Italy, declaring the latter as the winner of this edition.

More behind, Andorra had a rising of votes after spending most of the voting in the bottom 10. "Ni un segundo" by Spanish singer Malú eventually got 127 points, the same as the Italian representative of San Marino, Sanremo 2012 winner Emma Marrone, who with her song "Non è l'inferno", got the same amount of points. Even though, during the tie-break process, as both countries got votes from the same amount of countries (19), Andorra kept for itself the third place, since it got more 12 points than San Marino (5 against 1). Closely behind both countries, the representatives of Wales, Jem, with the song "They", completed the top 5 with 126 points.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Croatia Croatia Natali Dizdar "Zamijenit cu te gorim" 18 28
02 Germany Germany Nino de Angelo "Jenseits von Eden" 21 20
03 Hungary Hungary Baricz Gergő "Némán állni" 16 44
04 Norway Norway Thea Oskarsen "One of a kind" 13 61
05 Mexico Mexico Thalia "Arrasando" 17 41
06 North Macedonia North Macedonia Magdalena Ena Cvetkoska "Na vrv i na dno" 2 110
07 San Marino San Marino Tiziano Ferro "Troppo buono" DSQ -
08 Switzerland Switzerland Yves Larock ft. Jaba "By your side" 20 21
09 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Kato

& Electric Lady Lab

"Alive" 3 107
10 Poland Poland Afromental "Pray 4 love" 19 24
11 USA United States Nicki Minaj "Va va voom" 8 71
12 South Africa South Africa Romanz "All my heart" 12 62
13 Greece Greece Meri Hronopolou "Tu agoriu apenanti" 14 51
14 Netherlands Netherlands Handsome Poets "Sky on fire" 11 66
15 New Zealand New Zealand Gemma Copas "Invisible" 4 98
16 Armenia Armenia Inga & Anush "Hay hay" 9 71
17 Latvia Latvia Instrumenti "Pilnīgi viens" 10 67
18 Wales Wales Jem "They" 6 82
19 Indonesia Indonesia Anggun "Je partirai" 5 92
20 Italy Italy Francesca Michielin "Sola" 1 142
21 Belgium Belgium Silke "The spark" 7 80
22 Argentina Argentina Babasónicos "Microdancing" DSQ -
23 Cyprus Cyprus Peter Andre "Bad as you are" 15 48

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Malta Malta Chiara "Forget forgetting me" 23 34
02 Bulgaria Bulgaria Amoric "Keep up" 19 40
03 Iceland Iceland Haffi Haff "Contessa" 12 62
04 Kosovo Kosovo Rita Ora "Shine ya light" 3 88
05 Ireland Ireland Julie Feeney "Love is a tricky thing" 21 38
06 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Chayanne "Me enamoré de ti" 13 59
07 Vatican City Vatican City Emma Marrone "Non è l'inferno" 10 67
08 Panama Panama Erika Ender "Quien sale...no entra" 16 54
09 France France Calogero "La fin de la fin du monde" 6 77
10 Denmark Denmark Panamah "Dj Blues" 8 76
11 Brazil Brazil Claudia Leitte ft. Ricky Martin "Samba" 14 56
12 Vietnam Vietnam Hoàng Thùy Linh "Nhịp Đập Giấc Mơ" 5 78
13 Spain Spain Russian Red "Everyday, everynight" 7 77
14 Japan Japan m.o.v.e. "Dogfight" 15 56
15 Monaco Monaco Christophe Willem "Berlin" 18 41
16 Ukraine Ukraine Ani Lorak "Zazhigay serdce" 1 146
17 Cuba Cuba Gloria Estefan "Wepa" 11 64
18 Serbia Serbia Emina Jahovic "Da mogu" DSQ -
19 Moldova Moldova Karizma "When life is gray" 9 70
20 Turkey Turkey Mustafa Sandal "All my life" 4 85
21 Romania Romania Marteria, Yasha & Miss Platinum "Lila Wolken" 17 49
22 Finland Finland Mariska & Pahat Sudet "Kukkurukuu" 20 39
23 Andorra Andorra Malú "Por un segundo" 2 93

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Ukraine Ukraine Ani Lorak "Zazhygay serdce" 2 167
02 Vatican City Vatican City Emma Marrone "Non è l'inferno" 4 127
03 Latvia Latvia Instrumenti "Pilnīgi viens" 23 67
04 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Kato & Electric Lady Lab "Alive" 8 112
05 Indonesia Indonesia Anggun "Je partirai" 10 109
06 Andorra Andorra Malú "Ni un segundo" 3 127
07 Netherlands Netherlands Handsome Poets "Sky on fire" 17 93
08 Kosovo Kosovo Rita Ora "Shine ya light" 19 83
09 Armenia Armenia Inga & Anush "Hay hay" 16 95
10 Belgium Belgium Silke "The spark" 6 117
11 France France Calogero "La fin de la fin du monde" 14 100
12 Sweden Sweden Loreen "Crying out your name" 9 111
13 South Africa South Africa Romanz "All my heart" 25 60
14 Iceland Iceland Haffi Haff "Contessa" 26 56
15 Spain Spain Russian Red "Everyday, everynight" 13 104
16 North Macedonia North Macedonia Magdalena Ena Cvetkoska "Na vrv i na dno" 12 105
17 Wales Wales Jem "They" 5 126
18 Moldova Moldova Karizma "When life is gray" 22 72
19 England England Girls Aloud "Something new" 11 108
20 Vietnam Vietnam Hoàng Thùy Linh "Nhịp Đập Giấc Mơ" 24 64
21 New Zealand New Zealand Gemma Copas "Invisible" 7 116
22 Italy Italy Francesca Michielin "Sola" 1 172
23 USA United States Nicki Minaj "Va va voom" 20 80
24 Denmark Denmark Panamah "Dj Blues" 21 77
25 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Milk & Kisses "On fire" 27 32
26 Cuba Cuba Gloria Estefan "Wepa" 18 92
27 Turkey Turkey Mustafa Sandal "All my life" 15 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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