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"Explosion of emotions" 

Universong 52
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Date

30 April - 18 May 2013

Host city

Budapest, Hungary.png Hungary

Participants

44

Debuting countries

India.png India

Returning countries

Albania.png Albania, Canada.png Canada, Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands, Lithuania.png Lithuania, Monaco.png Monaco, Romania.png Romania

Withdrawing countries

Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan, Estonia.png Estonia, Ireland.png Ireland, Israel.png Israel, Japan.png Japan, Moldova.png Moldova, San Marino.png San Marino, Scotland.png Scotland, Serbia.png Serbia

Winner

Lithuania.png Lithuania
GJan
"Not afraid"

Timeline

◄ Stockholm 51 Eurovision Heart.png Vilnius 53 ►

Universong 52 was the 52nd edition of the Universong Contest, held from April 30th to May 18th, 2013 in Budapest, Hungary. This was Hungary's first - and only so far - staging of the USC, that occurred after the winning of Gigi Radics with the song "Ugy faj" the previous edition in Stockholm, Sweden.

Lithuania was declared after the final voting as the winner of this Universong edition. GJan got 175 points for the song "Not afraid", taking a 25-point lead over the runner-up, Armenia, who was represented by Lilit Hovhannisyan with the song "Requiem". Both rivals were also the top 2 in the second semifinal, also won by Lithuania. From the early stages of voting, it became clear and evident that Lithuania would win, and despite Armenia was closer to Lithuania in some occassions throughout the voting sequence, the latter would be a runaway leader. Closer to Armenia, Hungary scored third place in home turf, with the song "Lásd a csodát" sang by Tibor Kocsis. England, represented by Leona Lewis, and Iceland, represented by Unnur Eggerts, completed the top 5, while India got its best historical placement at a country level - 6th place - in its Universong debut and represented by former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra.

Semifinal 1

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 USA.png United States Josh Groban "Brave" 12 63
02 Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Hélène Segara ft. Laura Pausini "On" 14 49
03 Australia.png Australia Ricki-Lee "Crazy" 6 86
04 Spain.png Spain David Bustamante

ft. Pastora Soler

"Bandera blanca" 8 79
05 Italy.png Italy Mutter Dog "Light up the world" 9 77
06 Paraguay.png Paraguay Bambú "Una lágrima" 20 10
07 Romania.png Romania Raluka "All for you" 3 99
08 Denmark.png Denmark A Friend In London "Calling a friend" 1 136
09 Mexico.png Mexico Jorge Blanco "Voy por ti" 19 35
10 England.png England Leona Lewis "Lovebird" 2 125
11 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Monix "Can't get enough" 7 81
12 France.png France Emmanuel Moire "Le sourire" 16 43
13 Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Lena "Neon (Lonely people)" 4 99
14 Canada.png Canada Marc Derell "Shades of grey" 21 8
15 Ukraine.png Ukraine Tatiana Shirko "Ya proshchu" 5 94
16 Norway.png Norway Madcon "In my head" 13 60
17 Slovenia.png Slovenia Ana Soklič "Starway with diamonds" 17 37
18 Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Alien Beat Club "My way" 18 37
19 Portugal.png Portugal Santamaria "Poder ver-te outra vez" 10 68
20 Belgium.png Belgium Iana "#Predator" 15 44
21 Albania.png Albania Elvana Gjata "Afer dhe larg" 11 62

Semifinal 2

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Kosovo.png Kosovo Kaltrina Selimi "Hajt" 8 72
02 Finland.png Finland Elina Orkoneva "He's not my man" 4 90
03 Monaco.png Monaco Corynne Charby "Boule de flipper" 17 34
04 Cyprus.png Cyprus Ivi Adamou "Voltes sta asteria" 11 65
05 Russia.png Russia Serebro "Sladko" 15 47
06 Lithuania.png Lithuania GJan "Not afraid" 1 122
07 Vietnam.png Vietnam Miu Lê "Không gian vắng" 16 44
08 Malta.png Malta Ira Losco

ft. David Leguess

"The person I am" 9 71
09 Turkey.png Turkey Mustafa Sandal "Moonlight" 20 31
10 Iceland.png Iceland Unnur Eggerts "Stolin Augnablik" 3 93
11 Greece.png Greece Kostas Martakis "Thelo epeigontos diakopes" 18 34
12 Andorra.png Andorra Paula Rojo "Princesa" 13 59
13 Latvia.png Latvia Dons "Māsa upe" 14 50
14 Switzerland.png Switzerland BOY "Skin" 7 77
15 Sweden.png Sweden Emilia "Teardrops" 5 85
16 Armenia.png Armenia Lilit Hovhannisyan "Requiem" 2 115
17 India.png India Priyanka Chopra

ft. will.i.am

"In my city" 10 71
18 Germany.png Germany Tokio Hotel "Automatisch" 12 62
19 Netherlands.png Netherlands Caro Emerald "Tangled up" 6 84
20 North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Ivica Veloski "Ti bi znaela" 19 34


Grand Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Germany.png Germany Tokio Hotel "Automatisch" DSQ -
02 Iceland.png Iceland Unnur Eggerts "Stolin Augnablik" 5 117
03 Malta.png Malta Ira Losco ft. David Leguess "The person I am" 20 63
04 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Monix "Can't get enough" 14 78
05 Portugal.png Portugal Santamaria "Poder ver-te outra vez" 22 62
06 England.png England Leona Lewis "Lovebird" 4 129
07 Ukraine.png Ukraine Tatiana Shirko "Ya proshchu" 23 60
08 India.png India Priyanka Chopra ft. will.i.am "In my city" 6 117
09 Australia.png Australia Ricki-Lee "Crazy" 21 62
10 Armenia.png Armenia Lilit Hovhannisyan "Requiem" 2 150
11 Spain.png Spain David Bustamante ft. Pastora Soler "Bandera blanca" 7 115
12 Netherlands.png Netherlands Caro Emerald "Tangled up" 18 71
13 Hungary.png Hungary Tibor Kocsis "Lásd a csodát" 3 148
14 Italy.png Italy Mutter Dog "Light up the world" 19 70
15 USA.png United States Josh Groban "Brave" 24 58
16 Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Lena "Neon (Lonely people)" 8 113
17 Croatia.png Croatia Severina "Dobrodosao u klub" 25 49
18 Lithuania.png Lithuania GJan "Not afraid" 1 175
19 Denmark.png Denmark A Friend in London "Calling a friend" 11 91
20 Poland.png Poland Magdalena Tul "Give it up" 26 47
21 Sweden.png Sweden Emilia "Teardrops" 13 78
22 Romania.png Romania Raluka "All for you" 9 107
23 Kosovo.png Kosovo Kaltrina Selimi "Hajt" 10 105
24 Albania.png Albania Elvana Gjata "Afer dhe larg" 17 75
25 Switzerland.png Switzerland BOY "Skin" 15 77
26 Finland.png Finland Elina Orkoneva "He's not my man" 12 85
27 Cyprus.png Cyprus Ivi Adamou "Voltes sta asteria" 16 76


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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