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Universong 50
"Keep the flags flying high"
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Date

26 February - 16 March 2013

Host city

Akureyri, Iceland Iceland

Participants

46

Debuting countries

None

Returning countries

Argentina Argentina, Colombia Colombia, Estonia Estonia, Indonesia Indonesia, Ireland Ireland, Liechtenstein Liechtenstein, Scotland Scotland

Withdrawing countries

Austria Austria, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands Faroe Islands, Georgia Georgia, Greenland Greenland, Hungary Hungary, New Zealand New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine Ukraine

Winner

Sweden Sweden
Timoteij
"Kom"

Timeline

◄ Yerevan 49 Eurovision Heart Stockholm 51 ►

Universong 50, the 50th staging of the Universong Contest, was held in Akureyri, Iceland, from February 26th to March 16th, 2013. The contest was held in Iceland for the third time, after the second winning of Greta Salome in Yerevan, Armenia, with the song "In the silence".

As every ten editions, the Universong Contest is engaged in a special edition chosen by the group members through open poll. Two polls were conducted, and in the second one, four options were regarded. The winning option was "Live performances" who won in a landslide with 21 votes over 8 of the runner-up option. The only special rule for this edition was the participation of songs that could only be live, without considering studio versions. The rest of the Universong rules (no remixes, no covers, no superworld hits) were still inforced.

Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands and Italy were the main favourites for the USC title. The early voting stages saw a struggle between the Swedish and the Dutch delegations, while Norway was points behind, somewhere in the top 10, until catching up in the middle stages of voting. Though it was evident in the late stages that Swedish representatives, Timoteij, with the song "Kom" were going to win, Norway's "Bombo" by Adelén tried to unsuccessfully catch up the Swedish song until it became a runaway leader in the last two voting rounds. Eventually, both rivals finished with an 8-point difference, Sweden winning with 192 points and Norway coming second with 184 points. The Netherlands' Within Temptation, with the song "Our solemn hour" captured third place with a considerable distance from winner and runner-up - 156 points -, after having been the closest rival of Timoteij during the early-to-middle voting stages. Italy, represented by Sanremo 2013 Newcomers' winner Antonio Maggio, and England, represented by The X Factor UK's 2010 runner-up Rebecca Ferguson, completed the top 5 with 145 and 142 points, respectively.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Malta Malta Jessika Muscat "Ultraviolet" 19 32
02 Switzerland Switzerland Dada Ante Portas "Mexico" 6 81
03 Argentina Argentina Pimpinela "Yo, la reina de la noche" 11 60
04 Scotland Scotland Dire Straits "Brothers in arms" 21 19
05 Canada Canada KD Lang "Crying" 16 38
06 England England Rebecca Ferguson "Glitter & gold" 2 123
07 Netherlands Netherlands Within Temptation "Our solemn hour" 1 148
08 Estonia Estonia Urban Symphony "Skorpion" 3 115
09 Greece Greece Helena Paparizou "Girna me sto ithes" 5 95
10 Andorra Andorra La Quinta Estación "Me muero" 18 34
11 Ireland Ireland The Script "The man who can't be moved" 10 68
12 Paraguay Paraguay Los Verduleros "Estoy de fiesta" 17 36
13 Bulgaria Bulgaria Mariana Popova & Miro "Kadosh" 14 49
14 Latvia Latvia Lauris Reiniks ft. Aisha "Pasakā" 20 29
15 France France Nolwenn Leroy "Cassé" 7 81
16 Armenia Armenia Tamar Kaprelian "Should have known better" 8 71
17 Spain Spain Second "Rincón exquisito" 9 69
18 Poland Poland Edyta Gorniak "When you come back to me" 15 40
19 Indonesia Indonesia Agnes Monica "Shut'em up" DSQ -
20 Mexico Mexico Belinda "En la obscuridad" 13 52
21 Turkey Turkey Demir Demirkan

& Sertab Erener

"Zaferlerim" 4 96
22 Serbia Serbia Deejay Playa

ft. Bojana Stamenov

"I feel free" 12 56

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Australia Australia Guy Sebastian "Get along" 6 75
02 Cyprus Cyprus Nikolas Metaxas "Miracle" 10 65
03 Luxembourg Luxembourg Roberto Bellarosa "Reste toi" 18 43
04 Sweden Sweden Timoteij "Kom" 1 132
05 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Halid Beslic "Necu necu dijamante" 22 16
06 Norway Norway Adelén "Bombo" 2 124
07 Belgium Belgium Natalia "I survived you" 3 106
08 Denmark Denmark Soluna Samay "Humble" 16 53
09 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Mandy Capristo "Hurricane" 14 60
10 Moldova Moldova Akord "Live the show" 7 72
11 Germany Germany BlitzkidsMVT "Heart on the line" 11 64
12 San Marino San Marino Noemi "Sono solo parole" 20 32
13 Kosovo Kosovo Rita Ora "How we do" 9 66
14 Croatia Croatia Sabrina Hebiri "Golu si me skinuo" 21 20
15 Romania Romania Antonia "I got you" 15 59
16 Monaco Monaco Edith Piaf "Non, je ne regrette rien" DSQ -
17 North Macedonia North Macedonia Tamara Todevska "Gotovo e" 17 44
18 Slovenia Slovenia Maja Keuc "You're a tree and I'm a balloon" 5 83
19 Colombia Colombia Shakira "Why wait" 13 61
20 USA United States Taylor Swift "I knew you were trouble" 8 69
21 Italy Italy Antonio Maggio "Mi servirebbe sapere" 4 104
22 Vietnam Vietnam Uyên Linh "Đường cong" 19 39
23 Slovakia Slovakia Kristina "Pri oltpári" 12 63

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 USA United States Taylor Swift "I knew you were trouble" 26 46
02 England England Rebecca Ferguson "Glitter & gold" 5 142
03 Belgium Belgium Natalia "I survived you" 7 120
04 Ireland Ireland The Script "The man who can't be moved" 11 95
05 Norway Norway Adelén "Bombo" 2 184
06 Netherlands Netherlands Within Temptation "Our solemn hour" 3 156
07 Australia Australia Guy Sebastian "Get along" 16 75
08 Italy Italy Antonio Maggio "Mi servirebbe sapere" 4 145
09 Spain Spain Second "Rincón exquisito" 19 66
10 Greece Greece Helena Paparizou "Girna me sto hthes" 6 131
11 Slovakia Slovakia Kristina "Pri oltpári" 24 55
12 Finland Finland Ronya "Annoying" 10 98
13 Germany Germany BlitzkidsMVT "Heart on the line" 18 67
14 Iceland Iceland Magni Ásgeirsson "Ekki líta undan" 22 56
15 Serbia Serbia Deejay Playa ft. Bojana Stamenov "I feel free" DSQ -
16 Switzerland Switzerland Dada Ante Portas "Mexico" 14 81
17 Sweden Sweden Timoteij "Kom" 1 192
18 Russia Russia Sergey Lazarev "Alarm" 23 56
19 Armenia Armenia Tamar Kaprelian "Should have known better" 20 64
20 Slovenia Slovenia Maja Keuc "You're a tree and I'm a balloon" 9 114
21 Cyprus Cyprus Nikolas Metaxas "Miracle" 12 89
22 Turkey Turkey Demir Demirkan & Sertab Erener "Zaferlerim" 13 83
23 France France Nolwenn Leroy "Cassé" 25 51
24 Argentina Argentina Pimpinela "Yo, la reina de la noche" 17 74
25 Kosovo Kosovo Rita Ora "How we do" 21 61
26 Moldova Moldova Akord "Live the show" 15 76
27 Estonia Estonia Urban Symphony "Skorpion" 8 117

Returning artists Edit

Artist Country Previous participation

Champions Edition 41-50 Edit

As every ten editions, the Universong Contest chooses the Champion of Champions of the previous 10 editions. The difference with previous editions, is that the vote is free: All the members of the USC group are free to vote if desired.

Edition Country Artist Song Place Points
Flag of Wales USC 41 England England Alexandra Burke "The silence" 1 207
Flag of England USC 42 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Mandy Capristo "The way I like it" 9 166
Flag of Liechtenstein USC 43 Iceland Iceland Greta Salome "Everywhere around me" 8 168
Flag of Iceland USC 44 Finland Finland Jenni Vartiainen "Missa muruseni on" 5 181
Flag of Finland USC 45 England England Florence and the Machine "Never let me go" 3 194
Flag of England USC 46 Italy Italy Francesca Michielin "Sola" 7 173
Flag of Italy USC 47 Algeria Algeria Khaled "C'est la vie!" 6 174
Flag of Algeria USC 48 Armenia Armenia Sirusho "PreGomesh" 2 202
Flag of Armenia USC 49 Iceland Iceland Greta Salome "In the silence" 4 185
Flag of Iceland USC 50 Sweden Sweden Timoteij "Kom" 10 148

Congratulations: 50 editions of the Universong Contest Edit

In order to conmemorate 50 editions from the creation of the Universong Contest, a special edition was prepared. The event, called "Congratulations: 50 editions of the Universong Contest", was created to choose the best song from 33 different options, representing the countries that have competed more than once.

Results Edit

Country Artist Song Ed. Pl. Pts.
01 Andorra Andorra Coral "Todo está en tu mente" Flag of Macedonia USC 27 13 86
02 Armenia Armenia Sirusho "PreGomesh" Flag of Algeria USC 48 8 111
03 Australia Australia Ricki-Lee "Raining diamonds" Flag of Italy USC 37 9 101
04 Belgium Belgium Tom Dice "Lucy" Flag of Sweden USC 12 27 44
05 Croatia Croatia Lana Jurčević "Kopija" Flag of Iceland USC 07 28 43
06 Cyprus Cyprus Nikki Ponte "Remembering the summer night" Flag of Turkey USC 33 4 128
07 Denmark Denmark Aura Dione ft. Rock Mafia "Friends" Flag of England USC 38 17 81
08 England England Alexandra Burke "The silence" Flag of Wales USC 41 2 134
09 Finland Finland Anna Abreu "Music everywhere" Flag of Albania USC 35 11 88
10 France France Sebastien Agius "Ma chance" Flag of Italy USC 15 33 36
11 North Macedonia North Macedonia Toše Proeski "The hardest thing" Flag of Netherlands USC 26 6 117
12 Germany Germany Cascada "Pyromania" Flag of Netherlands USC 02 25 50
13 Greece Greece Eleni Foureira "Reggaeton" Flag of Albania USC 35 24 57
14 Hungary Hungary Crystal "Hív a végtelen" Flag of Colombia USC 17 34 35
15 Iceland Iceland Nylon "Losing a friend" Flag of Sweden USC 06 23 62
16 Israel Israel Dana Lapidot "Halo adon shalom gvirti" Flag of Belgium USC 13 26 48
17 Italy Italy Giusy Ferreri "Novembre" Flag of Moldova USC 23 3 132
18 Latvia Latvia Lauris Reiniks "Banjo Laura" Flag of Italy USC 24 20 70
19 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Mandy Capristo "The way I like it" Flag of England USC 42 22 64
20 Malta Malta Chiara "Sail away" Flag of Iceland USC 07 36 21
21 Mexico Mexico PeeWee "Live your life" Flag of Armenia USC 49 16 83
22 Moldova Moldova Sasha Lopez & Broono "All my people" Flag of Romania USC 22 31 40
23 Netherlands Netherlands Anouk "For bitter or worse" Flag of Europe USC 01 30 40
24 Norway Norway Anine Stang "Dominoes" Flag of Cyprus USC 34 19 74
25 Poland Poland Sylwia Grzeszczak "Małe rzeczy" Flag of Cyprus USC 34 12 86
26 Portugal Portugal Monica Ferraz "Golden days" Flag of England USC 38 10 92
27 Romania Romania Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina "Stereo love" Flag of Austria USC 03 21 67
28 Russia Russia Olya Polyakova "Russian style" Flag of Algeria USC 48 15 84
29 San Marino San Marino Roberta Bonanno "Per un attimo" Flag of Cyprus USC 34 32 37
30 Scotland Scotland Amy Macdonald "This is the life" Flag of Sweden USC 06 1 145
31 Serbia Serbia Marina Tadic "Ljubi, ljubi" Flag of Colombia USC 17 29 41
32 Spain Spain Monica Naranjo "Europa" Flag of Italy USC 15 18 75
33 Sweden Sweden Agnes "Release me" Flag of Romania USC 11 5 125
34 Turkey Turkey Sertab Erener "Here I am" Flag of France USC 16 14 84
35 Ukraine Ukraine Max Barskih "Dance" Flag of Greece USC 36 7 113
36 USA United States Cyndi Lauper "Girls just wanna have fun" Flag of Croatia USC 19 35 32
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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