"Travel through the music"

Universong 48
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Date

3 - 20 January 2014

Host city

Annaba, Algeria.png Algeria

Participants

47

Debuting countries

Paraguay.png Paraguay

Returning countries

Albania.png Albania, Georgia.png Georgia, Japan.png Japan, Philippines.png Philippines, San Marino.png San Marino

Withdrawing countries

Belgium.png Belgium, Costa Rica.png Costa Rica, Ireland.png Ireland, Morocco.png Morocco, Portugal.png Portugal, Puerto Rico.png Puerto Rico, Tunisia.png Tunisia, Wales.png Wales

Winner

Armenia.png Armenia
Sirusho
"PreGomesh"

Timeline

◄ Castrovillari 47 Eurovision Heart.png Yerevan 49 ►

Universong 48 was the 48th edition of the Universong Contest, held in Annaba, Algeria, after the winning of Khaled with the song "C'est ma vie" the previous edition in Castrovillari, Italy. The edition was held for the very first time in Algeria from January 3rd to January 20th, 2013.

For the very first time, Armenia won the USC title with the song "PreGomesh" by famous former ESC entrant Sirusho, who won with 187 points. Even though, her way to triumph was not easy. At the beggining of the voting, Russia began confirming itself as a leader during the first stages of voting. The song "Russian style" by Olya Polyakova - who'd eventually finish third with 140 points - was a runaway leader during the first 20 voting rounds, until Sirusho eventually catched up until becoming the new runaway leader until the end of the voting. On the other hand, Georgia's Katie Melua got eventually 2nd place - the best result ever for a Georgian representation in Universong - with the song "The flood", earning 180 points, though its way to it was more difficult during great part of the voting round, before eventually reaching the runner-up position. Before the very last voting, Armenia was already declared the winner with 187 points, while Georgia had 175 points, opening the possibility of a tie between both countries - in case of a tie, as both countries were voted for the same amount of countries (23 countries each), and in case of Georgia receiving 12 points, the winner would be anyway Armenia, by virtue of receiving more maximum points than Georgia -, but, as the last jury, San Marino, gave 5 points to Katie Melua and no points to Sirusho, this sealed the Armenian winning, establishing as well a 7-point difference between winner and runner-up.

FYR Macedonia, Cyprus, Australia, England, Sweden, Hungary and Ukraine completed the top 10, while hosts Algeria got 18th place in final.

Semifinal 1

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Russia.png Russia Olya Polyakova "Russian style" 7 82
02 Andorra.png Andorra El Sueño de Morfeo "Lo mejor está por venir" 2 113
03 Norway.png Norway Francesca Strano "Give me a break" 15 52
04 Paraguay.png Paraguay Bella Saona "Confessions of a secret lover" 22 14
05 Croatia.png Croatia Severina "Uzbuna" 9 75
06 Netherlands.png Netherlands Anouk "If I go" 13 58
07 Georgia.png Georgia Katie Melua "The flood" 4 105
08 Germany.png Germany Xavier Naidoo "Ich kenne nichts (das so schön ist wie du)" 20 36
09 Philippines.png Philippines Christian Bautista "The way you look at me" 16 51
10 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Vania Kostova "More ot nejnost" 14 57
11 Malta.png Malta Joseph Armani "Miss Music" 21 34
12 Spain.png Spain La Musicalité "Último día en la Tierra" 10 67
13 Australia.png Australia Samantha Jade "What you've done to me" 3 110
14 Italy.png Italy Noemi

ft. Fiorella Mannoia

"L'amore si odia" 11 66
15 Mexico.png Mexico Gloria Trevi "Todos me miran" 18 41
16 Greece.png Greece Rec "Giortina" 12 65
17 Latvia.png Latvia Putnu Balle "Spārni un vējš" 17 48
18 Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Lacrimosa "Ich verlasse heut’ dein Herz" 23 14
19 Israel.png Israel Alabina "Yalla bina yalla" 19 37
20 Cyprus.png Cyprus Valando Tryfonos "Na mou eksygiseis" 5 101
21 Hungary.png Hungary Muri Enikő "Késő már" 6 84
22 North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Kaliopi "Melem" 1 118
23 Armenia.png Armenia Sirusho "PreGomesh" 8 80

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Semifinal 2 ===

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Canada.png Canada Shania Twain

ft. Billy Curringham

"Party for two" 8 71
02 South Africa.png South Africa Die Antwoord "I fink u freeky" 17 49
03 Iceland.png Iceland Of Monsters and Men "Mountain sound" DSQ -
04 Poland.png Poland Ewelina Lisowska "Nieodporny rozum" 6 84
05 Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia & Herzegovina Maya "Mama mama" 9 68
06 Kosovo.png Kosovo Adelina

ft. Faudel

"I love you more" 12 64
07 Ukraine.png Ukraine Svetlana Loboda "40 gradusov" 11 64
08 Romania.png Romania DJ Project

ft. Adela Popescu

"Bun radas" 2 105
09 Moldova.png Moldova Zdob și Zdub "Moldovenii s-au născut" 19 31
10 Vietnam.png Vietnam Hồ Ngọc Hà ft. Noo Phước Thịnh "Nỗi Nhớ Đầy Vơi" 14 55
11 Monaco.png Monaco Jenifer "L'amour fou" 13 61
12 Switzerland.png Switzerland Adrian Weyermann "Crying John" 21 25
13 Finland.png Finland Apocalyptica "Not strong enough" 15 51
14 Turkey.png Turkey Gülşen "Bi An Gel (Şip Şak)" 16 50
15 Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Desireless "Voyage voyage" 4 92
16 Serbia.png Serbia Natasa Bekvalac "Pozitivna" 3 98
17 Albania.png Albania Elvana Gjata "Kudo qe jam" 10 67
18 San Marino.png San Marino Alessandra Amoroso "Immobile" 18 45
19 Japan.png Japan Shizuka Kudo "Kimi ga kureta mono" 20 30
20 Denmark.png Denmark Line "Efter dig" 7 77
21 England.png England The Wanted "Warzone" 1 119
22 Slovenia.png Slovenia Demetra Malalan "Malo fantazije" 5 86

Grand Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Italy.png Italy Noemi ft. Fiorella Mannoia "L'amore si odia" 22 70
02 Armenia.png Armenia Sirusho "PreGomesh" 1 187
03 Albania.png Albania Elvana Gjata "Kudo qe jam" 19 85
04 Hungary.png Hungary Muri Enikő "Késő már" 9 114
05 Kosovo.png Kosovo Adelina ft. Faudel "I love you more" 25 54
06 Spain.png Spain La Musicalité "Última noche en la Tierra" 15 102
07 Sweden.png Sweden Anna Bergendahl "The Army" 8 118
08 USA.png United States Mariah Carey "Oh Santa!" 27 23
09 Serbia.png Serbia Natasa Bekvalac "Pozitivna" 20 81
10 Romania.png Romania DJ Project & Adela Popescu "Bun ramas" 12 107
11 Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Desireless "Voyage voyage" 13 107
12 Algeria.png Algeria Kenza Farah "Quelque part" 18 90
13 Ukraine.png Ukraine Svetlana Loboda "40 gradusov" 10 111
14 Croatia.png Croatia Severina "Uzbuna" 21 76
15 Georgia.png Georgia Katie Melua "The flood" 2 180
16 Australia.png Australia Samantha Jade "What you've done to me" 6 122
17 Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia & Herzegovina Maya "Mama mama" 23 61
18 Cyprus.png Cyprus Valando Tryfonos "Na mou eksygiseis" 5 123
19 Andorra.png Andorra El Sueño de Morfeo "Lo mejor está por venir" 14 105
20 North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Kaliopi "Melem" 4 138
21 Poland.png Poland Ewelina Lisowska "Nieodporny rozum" 17 96
22 England.png England The Wanted "Warzone" 7 120
23 Russia.png Russia Olya Polyakova "Russian style" 3 140
24 Denmark.png Denmark Line "Efter dig" 16 98
25 Greece.png Greece Rec "Giortina" 26 49
26 Slovenia.png Slovenia Demetra Malalan "Malo fantazije" 11 109
27 Canada.png Canada Shania Twain ft. Billy Curringham "Party for two" 24 60


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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