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Universong 53
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Date

28 May - 14 June 2013

Host city

Vilnius, Lithuania.png Lithuania

Participants

44

Debuting countries

Angola.png Angola

Returning countries

Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan, Japan.png Japan, Puerto Rico.png Puerto Rico, San Marino.png San Marino, Serbia.png Serbia

Withdrawing countries

Belgium.png Belgium, England.png England, India.png India, Mexico.png Mexico, USA.png United States

Winner

Finland.png Finland
Jippu
"Eva"

Timeline

◄ Budapest 52 Eurovision Heart.png Turku 54 ►

Universong 53 was the 53rd staging of the Universong Contest, held from May 28th to June 14th, 2013, in Vilnius, Lithuania. This was the first time Lithuania held the USC, after the winning of the song "Not afraid" by GJan the previous edition in Budapest, Hungary.

For the second time, Finland won the Universong Contest, thanks to the song "Eva" by Jippu. After a very low beginning, Finland began gathering points little by little. So, there was no clarity about who were going to win. The struggle in the first stages was between Ellie Goulding representing England (who would later win USC 57), and Daft Punk representing France (who would compete with their later worldwide super-hit "Get lucky"), being later a runaway winning from France, after the incorporation of Finland in the struggle. Eventually. both Finland and France closed the top 2, with a 2-point difference between both countries (146 points for the winner, and 144 for the runner-up), in an exciting voting sequence that was decided in the very last vote. Australia won third place with "Timeless" by Reece Mastin, who gathered a total of 133 points, fairly far enough behind the top 2, but closely above the remainder of the top 5, who was completed by the aforementioned Ellie Goulding and Pablo Alborán, representing Spain.

Semifinal 1

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Norway.png Norway Astrid Smeplass "Shattered" 6 91
02 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Miro "Souvenir" 12 60
03 Finland.png Finland Jippu "Eva" 4 94
04 Cyprus.png Cyprus Christina Matsa "If you wanna" 11 64
05 Latvia.png Latvia Janis Stibelis "Day by day" 8 69
06 Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Kate Ryan "Light in the dark" 13 48
07 Netherlands.png Netherlands Sway "Stop and stare" DSQ -
08 Australia.png Australia Reece Mastin "Timeless" 3 97
09 Portugal.png Portugal Anjos "Vingança" 20 3
10 Iceland.png Iceland Hjaltalín "Feels like sugar" 16 38
11 England.png England Ellie Goulding "Figure 8" 1 128
12 Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Monrose "Why not us" 15 38
13 France.png France Daft Punk "Get lucky" 2 100
14 Kosovo.png Kosovo Tuna "Dyshemeja" 10 65
15 Paraguay.png Paraguay Favio Díaz "We should be" 19 29
16 Japan.png Japan T.M. Revolution "Resonance" 17 33
17 Switzerland.png Switzerland Liricas Analas "Back cun slang" 18 32
18 Ukraine.png Ukraine Kishe "Hello" 7 78
19 Austria.png Austria Julian Le Play "Philosoph" 14 43
20 Slovenia.png Slovenia Manca Špik "Iz prve roke" 5 92
21 Serbia.png Serbia Nikolija ft. Teča "Cao zdravo" DSQ -
22 North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Tose Proeski "Sve je ovo premalo za kraj" 9 67

Semifinal 2

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Canada.png Canada Nelly Furtado "Spirit indestructible" 2 102
02 Spain.png Spain Pablo Alborán "Quién" 10 71
03 Vietnam.png Vietnam Sĩ Thanh

ft. FB BOIZ

"Boy you know" 4 98
04 Sweden.png Sweden September "Me and my microphone" 17 40
05 Romania.png Romania Xonia "Remember" 13 61
06 San Marino.png San Marino Senit "One stop shop" DSQ -
07 Denmark.png Denmark Nabiha "Ask yourself" 1 104
08 Germany.png Germany Luca Vasta "Cut my hair" 8 74
09 Croatia.png Croatia Eric Destler

ft. Franka

"Run" 6 88
10 Puerto Rico.png Puerto Rico Daddy Yankee "Lovumba" 20 30
11 Albania.png Albania Dr. Flori "Tallava" 18 35
12 Andorra.png Andorra Melendi "Tu jardín con enanitos" 19 31
13 Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Kato

ft. Shontelle

"I'm in love" 5 95
14 Italy.png Italy Paola e Chiara "Divertiamoci" 15 47
15 Greece.png Greece Dimos Anastiasiadis "Panta kai pantou mazi sou" 16 42
16 Malta.png Malta Claudia Faniello "When it's time" 21 28
17 Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Ell & Nikki "Priceless" 9 72
18 Angola.png Angola Canicia "Take me higher" 12 67
19 Turkey.png Turkey Gökçe "Tuttu Fırlattı" 14 61
20 Poland.png Poland Sylwia Grzeszczak "Sen o przyszlosci" 3 100
21 Monaco.png Monaco Alizée "A cause de l'automne" 11 70
22 Russia.png Russia Vera Brezhneva "Lyubov spaset mir" 7 76

Grand Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Russia.png Russia Vera Brezhneva "Lyubov spaset mir" 16 83
02 Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Kato ft. Shontelle "I'm in love" 12 99
03 Hungary.png Hungary Zseda "Legyen ugy!" 8 107
04 North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Tose Proeski "Sve je ovo premalo za kraj " 22 64
05 Australia.png Australia Reece Mastin "Timeless" 3 133
06 Germany.png Germany Luca Vasta "Cut my hair" 18 76
07 Canada.png Canada Nelly Furtado "Spirit indestructible" 6 115
08 Angola.png Angola Canicia "Take me higher" 11 102
09 Norway.png Norway Astrid Smeplass "Shattered" 23 57
10 Vietnam.png Vietnam Sĩ Thanh ft. FB BOIZ "Boy you know" 10 102
11 Ukraine.png Ukraine Kishe "Hello" 26 42
12 Croatia.png Croatia Eric Destler ft. Franka "Run" 15 90
13 Slovenia.png Slovenia Manca Špik "Iz prve roke" 13 96
14 Poland.png Poland Sylwia Grzeszczak "Sen o przyszlosci" 9 102
15 Kosovo.png Kosovo Tuna "Dyshemeja" 20 73
16 Cyprus.png Cyprus Christina Matsa "If you wanna" 14 90
17 France.png France Daft Punk "Get lucky" 2 144
18 Lithuania.png Lithuania Lauris Reiniks & Liepa Mondeikaite "Apkabink dar" 25 42
19 Latvia.png Latvia Janis Stibelis "Day by day" 27 33
20 Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Ell & Nikki "Priceless" 21 69
21 Denmark.png Denmark Nabiha "Ask yourself" 7 109
22 Finland.png Finland Jippu "Eva" 1 146
23 England.png England Ellie Goulding "Figure 8" 4 132
24 Armenia.png Armenia Inga & Anush "Menq enq mer sarere" 24 44
25 Spain.png Spain Pablo Alborán "Quién" 5 131
26 Monaco.png Monaco Alizée "A cause de l'automne" 19 75
27 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Miro "Souvenir" 17 80
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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