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Universong 55
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Date

23 July - 9 August 2013

Host city

Den Bosch, Netherlands Netherlands

Participants

53

Debuting countries

Venezuela Venezuela

Returning countries

Brazil Brazil, Japan Japan, Liechtenstein Liechtenstein, Montenegro Montenegro, Peru Peru, Scotland Scotland, South Korea South Korea

Withdrawing countries

Argentina Argentina, Canada Canada, Colombia Colombia, Cyprus Cyprus, Estonia Estonia, India India, Iraq Iraq, Poland Poland, Romania Romania, Slovakia Slovakia, Switzerland Switzerland

Winner

Norway Norway
Tone Damli
"Winner of a losing game"

Timeline

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Universong 55 was the 55th staging of the Universong Contest, held in Den Bosch, The Netherlands, from July 23rd to August 9th, 2013. This is the fifth time The Netherlands stages the USC, this time after the winning of Lisa Lois with the song "Silhouette" the previous edition in Turku, Finland.

Norway got its first Universong title thanks to the song "Winner of a losing game" by Tone Damli. Damli won in an exciting voting sequence that included four main rivals in the middle stages of voting: Andorra, England, Luxembourg and Norway, the latter eventually winning with 205 points, and by a 1-point margin with the runner-up, England, represented by the band Lawson with the song "Learn to love again", both countries taking a late runaway lead in the last voting rounds, with the former getting the winning in the very last voting. Andorra, represented by Malú with the song "Blanco y negro" won third place with 172 points. Luxembourg, represented by Belgian singer Natalia, and Denmark, represented by Aura Dione, completed the top 5.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 South Korea South Korea BoA "Eat you up" 14 53
02 Armenia Armenia Lilu "Oez" 20 42
03 Brazil Brazil Papas de Lingua "Eu sei" 22 40
04 Japan Japan Sukima Switch "Golden time lover" 26 9
05 Bulgaria Bulgaria DJ Diass ft. Donna "Waiting for the sunrise" 25 21
06 Peru Peru Sebastian Castro "Bubble" 24 22
07 Turkey Turkey Kendi "Lalale" 13 57
08 Spain Spain Ruth Lorenzo "The night" 1 135
09 Serbia Serbia Ceca "Da raskinem sa njom" 15 51
10 Scotland Scotland Calvin Harris

& Ellie Goulding

"I need your love" 4 101
11 Venezuela Venezuela EA ft. ANG "Runaway" 18 48
12 Moldova Moldova Sasha Lopez ft. Tony T & Big Ali "Beautiful life" 21 41
13 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Frida Gold "Zeig mir wie du tanzt" 23 26
14 Monaco Monaco Nolwenn Leroy "Mna na heireann" 12 59
15 Vietnam Vietnam Thủy Tiên "Vẫn mãi yêu anh" 19 45
16 Ukraine Ukraine Ani Lorak "Obiy̆my mene" 2 132
17 Iceland Iceland Retro Stefson "Qween" 17 49
18 Slovenia Slovenia Senidah ft. Zlatko "Pustinjom" 16 50
19 Ireland Ireland Pat Byrne "All or nothing" 3 102
20 New Zealand New Zealand Late Nite Hype

ft. Gemma Copas

"Electricity" 11 65
21 Mexico Mexico María José "Prefiero ser su amante" 6 87
22 Greece Greece Helena Paparizou "Teardrops" 8 78
23 Finland Finland Diandra Flores "Lost" 7 82
24 USA United States Demi Lovato "Made in the USA" 5 88
25 Belgium Belgium Ozark Henry

ft. Amaryllis

"I'm your sacrifice" 9 73
26 Italy Italy Lollipop "Ciao (Reload)" 10 68

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Croatia Croatia Neda Parmać "Bolje ne može" 12 48
02 Andorra Andorra Malú "Blanco y negro" 2 122
03 Sweden Sweden Darin "Check you out" DSQ -
04 France France Brice Conrad "Songe" 6 109
05 Germany Germany Claire "You walk in beauty" 14 45
06 Kosovo Kosovo Nora Istrefi ft. Gena & Jean Diarra "Le mama" 15 41
07 Hungary Hungary Radics Gigi "Daydream" 8 99
08 Lithuania Lithuania Žas "Ne kažka" 24 11
09 Australia Australia Delta Goodrem "Sitting on top of the world" 5 117
10 Portugal Portugal Mickael Carreira "Como uma tatuagem" 22 22
11 Russia Russia Vintazh "Znak vodolija" 13 46
12 England England Lawson "Learn to love again" 1 131
13 Malta Malta Lauren Aquilina "Sinners" 4 117
14 North Macedonia North Macedonia Elena Milenkovska "Dobar ili los" 9 80
15 Latvia Latvia Normunds Rutulis "Kas dargaks ir par zeltu" 21 27
16 Luxembourg Luxembourg Natalia "Boom" 3 121
17 Denmark Denmark Aura Dione "Geronimo" 7 100
18 Cyprus Cyprus Stella Kalli "Arnoumai" 17 38
19 Syria Syria Sara Farah "Be'ez el dohr" 20 30
20 Poland Poland Sylwia Grzeszczak "Pożyczony" DSQ -
21 Montenegro Montenegro Marko Prentic & Ivanna Melay "I will give you love" 16 39
22 Angola Angola Ary "Meu marido" 23 22
23 Austria Austria A.G. Trio "Countably infinite" 11 63
24 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Christopher "Nothing in common" 10 73
25 Paraguay Paraguay Evelyn "Te veo" 18 33
26 Israel Israel Harel Skaat "Elayich" 19 31

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Greece Greece Helena Paparizou "Teardrops" 13 112
02 Ukraine Ukraine Ani Lorak "Obiy̆my mene" 15 106
03 Italy Italy Lollipop "Ciao (Reloaded)" 22 84
04 Malta Malta Lauren Aquilina "Sinners" 7 128
05 Czech Republic Czech Republic Jaro Smejkal "Nevermind" 27 47
06 Andorra Andorra Malú "Blanco y negro" 3 172
07 Mexico Mexico María José "Prefiero ser su amante" 19 95
08 Austria Austria A.G. Trio "Countably infinite" 21 85
09 USA United States Demi Lovato "Made in the USA" 14 107
10 Croatia Croatia Neda Parmać "Bolje ne može" 23 81
11 Belgium Belgium Ozark Henry ft. Amaryllis "I'm your sacrifice" 24 70
12 Hungary Hungary Radics Gigi "Daydream" 9 123
13 Finland Finland Diandra Flores "Lost" 11 122
14 Norway Norway Tone Damli "Winner of a losing game" 1 205
15 North Macedonia North Macedonia Elena Milenkovska "Dobar ili los" 18 97
16 Monaco Monaco Nolwenn Leroy "Mna na heireann" 20 90
17 Luxembourg Luxembourg Natalia "Boom" 4 169
18 Netherlands Netherlands Delain "Frozen" 25 63
19 England England Lawson "Learn to love again" 2 204
20 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Christopher "Nothing in common" 8 124
21 Australia Australia Delta Goodrem "Sitting on top of the world" 10 123
22 Spain Spain Ruth Lorenzo "The night" 6 143
23 New Zealand New Zealand Late Nite Hype ft. Gemma Copas "Electricity" 26 56
24 France France Brice Conrad "Songe" 17 99
25 Ireland Ireland Pat Byrne "All or nothing" 16 105
26 Scotland Scotland Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding "I need your love" 12 119
27 Denmark Denmark Aura Dione "Geronimo" 5 145
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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