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Universong 54
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Date

25 June - 12 July 2013

Host city

Turku, Finland.png Finland

Participants

56

Debuting countries

Iraq.png Iraq, Syria.png Syria

Returning countries

Argentina.png Argentina, Belgium.png Belgium, Colombia.png Colombia, Czech Republic.png Czech Republic, England.png England, Estonia.png Estonia, India.png India, Ireland.png Ireland Israel.png Israel, Mexico.png Mexico, Moldova.png Moldova, New Zealand.png New Zealand, Slovakia.png Slovakia, USA.png United States

Withdrawing countries

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

Winner

Netherlands.png Netherlands
Lisa Lois
"Silhouette"

Timeline

◄ Vilnius 53 Eurovision Heart.png Den Bosch 55 ►

Universong 54, the 54th staging of the Universong Contest, was held from June 25th to July 12th, 2013 in Turku, Finland. This is the second time Finland stages the contest, this time after the winning of Jippu, with the song "Eva" the previous edition in Vilnius, Lithuania.

After an exciting voting, The Netherlands got its fifth winning ever, with the song "Silhouette" by Lisa Lois. The voting saw the struggle between Lois and Chen Aharoni from Israel - with the song "Or" as her closest rival, specially in the latest stages, where they took a runaway advantage after involving the Czech Republic representative Lucie Vondráčková, who eventually took 4th place. The Netherlands and Israel took the first positions, eventually having a 3-point difference between them, the former winning with 256 points, which set a record in Universong for the highest points ever given to a winning song, surpassing the record imposed by Alexandra Burke when she won USC 41, and being this the second time a winning song surpasses the 200 point barrier, but this time not only the winning song, but their runners-up Israel and Norway (represented by Alida with the song "Feathers") also got more than 200 points each. This record would later be broken in USC 70, when Ukraine's Kamaliya won the contest with a total of 261 points, the highest quantity of points given to a winning song until now. Also, Spain's Alvaro Soler surpassed Lisa Lois' record in USC 89, as the second best total score for a winner with 257 points, though 4 points far from Kamaliya's record.

The top 5 was completed by the songs from Czech Republic (its best placement ever at a country level in Universong) and England.

Semifinal 1

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Mexico.png Mexico Jenny & The Mexicats "Verde más allá" 8 72
02 Slovakia.png Slovakia Kristina Pelakova "Jablcko" 14 62
03 Paraguay.png Paraguay N4 "Call my name" 27 9
04 Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Simone "Stay awake" 15 60
05 Lithuania.png Lithuania Marijonas, Mantas & Mia "Celebrate basketball" 21 42
06 Armenia.png Armenia Luara "Fire in me" 11 66
07 Colombia.png Colombia Monsieur Periné "Suin romanticón" 25 18
08 Monaco.png Monaco Vanessa Paradis "Love song" 24 33
09 Netherlands.png Netherlands Lisa Lois "Silhouette" 2 130
10 Israel.png Israel Chen Aharoni "Or" 1 135
11 Italy.png Italy Fedez

ft. Francesca Michielin

"Cigno nero" 7 84
12 Iraq.png Iraq Dashni Morad "I am (Open your eyes)" 10 67
13 Romania.png Romania Electric Fence "Sun-ta" 16 56
14 Portugal.png Portugal Kika "Alive" 5 105
15 Serbia.png Serbia The Beatshakers ft. Maja Markovic & Alberto "Maja" 26 14
16 Belgium.png Belgium Stromae "Papaoutai" 4 108
17 Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Funda "Stand up" 6 85
18 Cyprus.png Cyprus Stefanos Dimosthenous "Gia sena mono" 18 53
19 USA.png United States Lindsey Stirling "Crystallize" 3 112
20 Russia.png Russia Alsou "A u moey lubvi" 20 51
21 Switzerland.png Switzerland Mike Candys "2012 (If the world would end)" 19 53
22 New Zealand.png New Zealand Brooke Fraser "Betty" 13 62
23 Syria.png Syria Nassif Zeytoun "Mich aam tezbat maii" 23 38
24 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Cvetelina Ianeva & Ionut Cercel "Vlez" 22 38
25 Austria.png Austria Lukas Plöchl ft. Harry Ahamer "Freiheit" 17 53
26 Ukraine.png Ukraine Erika "Nebo popolo" 9 71
27 Poland.png Poland Honey "Nie powiem jak" 12 63


Semifinal 2

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Croatia.png Croatia Lana Jurcevic "La la land" 10 71
02 Andorra.png Andorra Rafa Blas "Vivir morir" 14 66
03 Estonia.png Estonia Iiris "Melyse" 5 81
04 Spain.png Spain Pablo López "Vi" 4 92
05 Denmark.png Denmark Quadron "Hey love" 19 45
06 Vietnam.png Vietnam Fb Boiz "Để em rời xa" 24 33
07 Latvia.png Latvia Liene Šomase "Man vienalga" 26 10
08 Kosovo.png Kosovo Kaltrina Selimi "Harrom" 9 72
09 Hungary.png Hungary Kozma Orsi "Ocean" 8 72
10 North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Sara Markoska

ft. Pancho (DNK)

"Zeleno svetlo" 11 69
11 Angola.png Angola Afrikanas "Scalinguindon" 6 77
12 Norway.png Norway Alida "Feathers" 1 149
13 Sweden.png Sweden Eric Saade ft. J-Son "Hearts in the air" 21 37
14 Malta.png Malta Red Electrick "Paul" 15 50
15 Canada.png Canada Neil Young "Rockin in the free world" 23 34
16 Turkey.png Turkey Bertan "Damla damla" 13 67
17 Germany.png Germany Leslie Clio "Twist the knife" 17 49
18 Slovenia.png Slovenia Demetra Malalan "Magic" 12 68
19 Iceland.png Iceland Gusgus "Over" 7 73
20 Argentina.png Argentina Pimpinela "Yo quiero un hombre de verdad" 22 37
21 England.png England Olly Murs "Dear darlin'" 3 133
22 Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Lucie Vondráčková "Zombie" 2 136
23 India.png India SQS "Behka" 25 24
24 Greece.png Greece Johnny Gerontakis vs. Sonique "Carry on" 20 40
25 Moldova.png Moldova Mishelle ft. DJ Leonid Rudenko "Love is a crime" 18 47
26 Ireland.png Ireland Lisa Hannigan "What'll I do" 16 50

Grand Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Iraq.png Iraq Dashni Morad "I am (Open your eyes)" 16 95
02 Hungary.png Hungary Kozma Orsi "Ocean" 24 72
03 Norway.png Norway Alida "Feathers" 3 206
04 England.png England Olly Murs "Dear darlin'" 5 180
05 Netherlands.png Netherlands Lisa Lois "Silhouette" 1 256
06 Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Lucie Vondráčková "Zombie" 4 199
07 Kosovo.png Kosovo Kaltrina Selimi "Harrom" 23 74
08 Spain.png Spain Pablo López "Vi" 12 100
09 Belgium.png Belgium Stromae "Papaoutai" 8 129
10 France.png France Jessy Matador ft. Romain "Morena" 27 51
11 Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Funda "Stand up" 15 96
12 Portugal.png Portugal Kika "Alive" 7 138
13 Ukraine.png Ukraine Erika "Nebo popolo" 9 128
14 North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Sara Markoska ft. Pancho (DNK) "Zeleno svetlo" 13 99
15 Australia.png Australia Bella Ferraro "Set me on fire" 14 97
16 Estonia.png Estonia Iiris "Melyse" 20 77
17 Israel.png Israel Chen Aharoni "Or" 2 253
18 Armenia.png Armenia Luara "Fire in me" 21 76
19 Italy.png Italy Fedez ft. Francesca Michielin "Cigno nero" 6 143
20 Poland.png Poland Honey "Nie powiem jak" 25 65
21 Croatia.png Croatia Lana Jurčević "La la land" 10 107
22 Finland.png Finland Erin "Vanha sydän" 18 79
23 Mexico.png Mexico Jenny & the Mexicats "Verde más allá" 17 92
24 Angola.png Angola Afrikanas "Scalinguindon" 19 78
25 USA.png United States Lindsey Stirling "Crystallize" 11 104
26 Slovenia.png Slovenia Demetra Malalan "Magic" 26 63
27 Iceland.png Iceland Gusgus "Over" 22 75
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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