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Universong 58
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Date

28 October - 14 November 2013

Host city

Leeds, England England

Participants

48

Debuting countries

Mali Mali

Returning countries

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Lebanon Lebanon, Luxembourg Luxembourg, Moldova Moldova, San Marino San Marino

Withdrawing countries

Andorra Andorra, Czech Republic Czech Republic, North Macedonia North Macedonia, Hungary Hungary, Ireland Ireland, Monaco Monaco, New Zealand New Zealand, Russia Russia, Serbia Serbia

Winner

Finland Finland
Krista Siegfrids
"Can you see me?"

Timeline

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Universong 58 was the 58th edition of the Universong Contest, held from October 28th to November 14th, 2013, in Leeds, England, after the winning of England in the previous edition in Espoo, Finland, represented by the song "Burn" of Ellie Goulding.

Finland won the Universong Contest for the fourth time, thanks to Krista Siegfrids, represented by the song "Can you see me?", a previous favourite for the title. Finland won with 201 points, and having a 54-point difference with runner-up, Sylwia Grzeszczak from Poland (with the song "Ksiezniczka"). This is, up to the present edition, the fourth all-time record of point difference between winner and runner-up. Third place went to Australia, represented by the song "Wild child" sang by Elen Levon. The top 5 was completed by Sweden and Canada. Mali got its best placement ever, by virtue of winning sixth place with 132 points, thanks to the song "Queen of Africa" by Maimuna, in the first of two participations of this African nation in Universong (the second participation was equally successful. Inna Modja represented Mali in USC 75 in Jerusalem, Israel, with the song "C'est la vie", earning eighth place with 131 points).

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Austria Austria Parov Stelar

ft. Cleo Panther

"Nobody's fool" 12 59
02 Belgium Belgium Hooverphonic "Amalfi" 3 100
03 Vatican City Vatican City Emma Marrone "Amami" 14 52
04 Greece Greece Playmen ft. Helena Paparizou, Courtney Parker & Riskykidd "All the time" 16 45
05 Armenia Armenia Sofi Mkheyan "Hayastani erge" 15 45
06 Bulgaria Bulgaria Tonika & Ivelina Rosenovi "La danza di Rosinka" 19 28
07 Netherlands Netherlands Armin Van Buuren

ft. Trevor Guthrie

"This is what it feels like" 7 94
08 Luxembourg Luxembourg Nolwenn Leroy "Juste pour me souvenir" DSQ -
09 Canada Canada Jessica Lowndes "Nothing like this" 4 98
10 Mali Mali Maimuna "Queen of Africa" 8 89
11 Spain Spain David Bustamante ft. Shaila Durcal "No debió pasar" 18 28
12 Japan Japan SID "Rain" 21 22
13 Romania Romania Antonia "Hurricane" 6 95
14 Germany Germany Y'akoto "Without you" 10 69
15 Finland Finland Krista Siegfrids "Can you see me?" 1 105
16 USA United States Lana del Rey "Ride" 13 56
17 Vietnam Vietnam Ho Ngoc Hà "Hãy thu tha cho em" 17 42
18 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Sisse Marie

ft. Yes-R

"Till the sun comes up" 11 60
19 Wales Wales Katherine Jenkins "Abigail's song" 20 28
20 Italy Italy Giusy Ferreri "Stai fermo lì" 5 97
21 Belarus Belarus Alexander Rybak "Niebaschil Jeŭropy" 9 78
22 Israel Israel Moshe Peretz "Maybe tonight" DSQ -
23 Sweden Sweden Miriam Bryant "Push play" 2 102

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Countries Artist Song Place Points
01 Colombia Colombia Veka "¿Dónde estás?" 18 23
02 San Marino San Marino Eros Ramazzotti

ft. Cher

"Più che puoi" 7 79
03 Slovenia Slovenia Lea Likar "Pride tak dan" 6 79
04 Monaco Monaco Juveniles "Strangers" DSQ -
05 Poland Poland Sylwia Grzeszczak "Ksiezniczka" 2 117
06 Australia Australia Elen Levon "Wild child" 1 132
07 Portugal Portugal Secret Lie "Love me until the end of time" 13 70
08 Lebanon Lebanon Elissa "As3ad wa7da" 14 56
09 Iceland Iceland Steinar "Up" 5 84
10 Cyprus Cyprus Melina

& Michalis Hatzigiannis

"Love, love, love" 10 75
11 Venezuela Venezuela Ana Isabelle

ft. Chino & Nacho

"La vida es bella" 9 78
12 Brazil Brazil Lucas Lucco "Princesinha" 16 38
13 Latvia Latvia Rolands Ūdris & Ilona Balode "Nu jau atkal" 21 4
14 Ukraine Ukraine Kazaky "In the middle" 20 17
15 Russia Russia Irene Nelson "Sunrise" 17 35
16 Turkey Turkey Bahar ft. Nitro "Medusa" 15 51
17 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Aygun Kazimova "Ya i ti" 19 20
18 Croatia Croatia Severina "Hurem" 8 78
19 Kosovo Kosovo Alberie Hadergjonaj "Asnjehere" 4 102
20 Mexico Mexico Paulina Rubio "All around the world" 11 73
21 Denmark Denmark Emmelie de Forest "Hunter and prey" 3 109
22 Moldova Moldova Pasha Parfeny "Dorule" 12 72

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Sweden Sweden Miriam Bryant "Push play" 4 133
02 Poland Poland Sylwia Grzeszczak "Ksiezniczka" 2 147
03 Venezuela Venezuela Ana Isabelle ft. Chino & Nacho "La vida es bella" 17 85
04 Austria Austria Parov Stellar ft. Cleo Panther "Nobody's fool" 24 48
05 Croatia Croatia Severina "Hurem" 8 120
06 Netherlands Netherlands Armin Van Buuren ft. Trevor Guthrie "This is what it feels like" 11 107
07 France France C2C ft. D. Martin "Happy" 25 48
08 Canada Canada Jessica Lowndes "Nothing like this" 5 133
09 Mexico Mexico Paulina Rubio "All around the world" 26 44
10 Belgium Belgium Hooverphonic "Amalfi" 7 123
11 Italy Italy Giusy Ferreri "Stai fermo lì" 10 110
12 Denmark Denmark Emmelie de Forest "Hunter and prey" 12 101
13 Moldova Moldova Pasha Parfeny "Dorule" 22 61
14 Iceland Iceland Steinar "Up" 19 74
15 Kosovo Kosovo Alberie Hadergjonaj "Asnjehere" 18 80
16 Belarus Belarus Alexander Rybak "Niebaschil Jeŭropy" 13 99
17 Australia Australia Elen Levon "Wild child" 3 142
18 Norway Norway Eva & The Heartmaker "Joanna" 21 67
19 Germany Germany Y'akoto "Without you" 15 93
20 Romania Romania Antonia "Hurricane" 9 119
21 England England Matt Cardle & Melanie C "Loving you" 14 97
22 Cyprus Cyprus Melina & Michalis Hatzigiannis "Love, love, love" 23 60
23 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Sisse Marie ft. Yes-R "Till the sun comes up" 20 70
24 Finland Finland Krista Siegfrids "Can you see me?" 1 201
25 Slovenia Slovenia Lea Likar "Pride tak dan" 27 29
26 San Marino San Marino Eros Ramazzotti ft. Cher "Più che puoi" 16 87
27 Mali Mali Maimuna "Queen of Africa" 6 132
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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