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Universong 55
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Date

23 July - 9 August 2013

Host city

Den Bosch, Netherlands.png Netherlands

Participants

53

Debuting countries

Venezuela.png Venezuela

Returning countries

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

Withdrawing countries

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

Winner

Norway.png Norway
Tone Damli
"Winner of a losing game"

Timeline

◄ Turku 54 Eurovision Heart.png Tromso 56 ►

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

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

& Ellie Goulding

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

ft. Gemma Copas

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

ft. Amaryllis

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

Semifinal 2

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

Grand Final

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