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Universong 61
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Date

15 January - 1 February 2014

Host city

Los Angeles, USA United States

Participants

49

Debuting countries

Guyana Guyana

Returning countries

Albania Albania, Denmark Denmark, Estonia Estonia, Faroe Islands Faroe Islands, Japan Japan, Kosovo Kosovo, Latvia Latvia, Lebanon Lebanon, Russia Russia, Scotland Scotland, Switzerland Switzerland, Ukraine Ukraine

Withdrawing countries

Finland Finland, Iceland Iceland, Israel Israel, Malta Malta, Uruguay Uruguay, Vatican City Vatican City, Wales Wales

Winner

France France
Indila
"Dernière danse"

Timeline

◄ Orebro 60 Eurovision Heart Paris 62 ►

Universong 61, the 61st edition of the Universong Contest, was held in Los Angeles, California, USA, from January 15th to February 1st, 2014, after the winning of Blondie, with the song "Maria", in the previous special edition N° 60 ('90s themed), held in Orebro, Sweden.

France scored its second Universong winning, after Indila scored a total of 195 points with the song "Dernière danse". This is France's second winning, the first being in USC 15, held in Venice, Italy, and won by Sebastien Agius with the song "Ma chance". Runner-up, New Zealand, also got in this edition its best placement since its winning in USC 20 in Cardiff, Wales. Jackie Thomas, with the song "It's worth it", got 169 points, the highest points ever given to a New Zealander entry, with a difference of 26 points. Third place went to Germany, represented by Ivy Quainoo, with the song "Wildfires (Light it up)". The top 5 was completed with the representatives of Lebanon and the Faroe Islands.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Indonesia Indonesia Wali "Cari jodoh" 13 59
02 Netherlands Netherlands Mr Probz "Waves" 8 77
03 Norway Norway Alida "Some of us" 6 82
04 New Zealand New Zealand Jackie Thomas "It's worth it" 2 125
05 Estonia Estonia Rolf Roosalu "Kuues käik" 20 29
06 Croatia Croatia Lines and Colours "Beautiful addiction" 3 96
07 Belgium Belgium The Ditch "Far away" 9 75
08 Andorra Andorra La Oreja de Van Gogh "El primer día del resto de mi vida" 12 62
09 Iceland Iceland Unnur Eggerts "Vid stingum ad" WDN -
10 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Kato

& SafriDuo ft. Bjornskov

"Dimitto (Let go)" 4 95
11 Latvia Latvia AiWiNK "Now or never" 15 52
12 North Macedonia North Macedonia Lambe Alabakovski "Ke te cekam jas" 14 57
13 Albania Albania Xhensila Myrtezaj ft.Elgit Doda "Liar" 19 35
14 Venezuela Venezuela Aneeka "Eye for an eye" 11 63
15 Slovenia Slovenia Zala ft. Da Kru "Cirkus" 21 27
16 San Marino San Marino Alex Baroni "La distanza di un amore" 16 51
17 Denmark Denmark Rasmus Thude "Frøken Ligeglad" 18 38
18 Canada Canada Anjulie "Boom" 23 25
19 Vietnam Vietnam Hoàng Thùy Linh "Crazy" 24 24
20 Mexico Mexico Jesse & Joy "La de la mala suerte" 5 90
21 Scotland Scotland Nina Nesbitt "Way in the world" 7 77
22 Japan Japan Hitomi Shimatani "Destiny" 10 74
23 Switzerland Switzerland Chiara Dubey "Bella sera" 22 25
24 Lithuania Lithuania GJan "Now you" 17 43
25 France France Indila "Dernière danse" 1 127

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Belarus Belarus Merry Poppins "Menya zovut lyubov" 21 19
02 Spain Spain Edurne "Pretty boy" 11 68
03 Serbia Serbia Jelena Tomasevic "Radio svira za nas" 9 69
04 Ukraine Ukraine Mila Nitich "Kayus" 18 39
05 Cyprus Cyprus Stavros Mihalakakos "Na me katastrepsis glika" 19 33
06 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Frida Gold "Liebe ist meine rebellion" 15 55
07 Germany Germany Ivy Quainoo "Wildfires (Light it up)" 1 147
08 Guyana Guyana Melanie Fiona "Monday morning" 10 69
09 Romania Romania Andra "Atata timp cat ma iubesti" 17 43
10 Poland Poland Honey "Don't love me" 7 76
11 Portugal Portugal Kika

ft. Andreas Wijk

"Can't feel love tonight" 12 63
12 Italy Italy Sushy "Jumpin' up" 4 102
13 Austria Austria Dirty Impact "Feel it" DSQ -
14 India India Lata Mangeskar "Uudi uudi chhaai ghataa jiyaa laharaaye" DSQ -
15 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Rafet El Roman ft. Ezo "Kalbine sürgün" 22 4
16 Turkey Turkey Hande Yener

ft. Volga Tamoz

"Biri var" 6 99
17 Sweden Sweden Zara Larsson "Uncover" 3 103
18 Colombia Colombia Juanes "La luz" 13 56
19 Kosovo Kosovo Jem "Zoom" 16 48
20 Russia Russia Irina Dobcova "Esh molis lyubiand" 20 27
21 Lebanon Lebanon Nicole Saba "Hafdal ahlam" 2 105
22 Greece Greece Despina Vandi "Xano esena" 5 100
23 Bulgaria Bulgaria Miro "Ubivame s liubov" 8 70
24 Armenia Armenia Sirusho ft. Sakis Rouvas "See" 14 55

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Turkey Turkey Hande Yener ft. Volga Tamoz "Biri var" 19 81
02 England England Booty Luv "Black widow" 27 39
03 Sweden Sweden Zara Larsson "Uncover" 15 95
04 Belgium Belgium The Ditch "Far away" 10 124
05 Netherlands Netherlands Mr Probz "Waves" 21 76
06 Portugal Portugal Kika ft. Andreas Wijk "Can't feel love tonight" 23 67
07 Australia Australia Dami Im "Alive" 14 98
08 Bulgaria Bulgaria Miro "Ubivame s liubov" 24 58
09 Poland Poland Honey "Don't love me" 17 85
10 Japan Japan Hitomi Shimatani "Destiny" 12 104
11 Guyana Guyana Melanie Fiona "Monday morning" 20 81
12 New Zealand New Zealand Jackie Thomas "It's worth it" 2 169
13 France France Indila "Dernière danse" 1 195
14 Venezuela Venezuela Aneeka "Eye for an eye" 13 103
15 Germany Germany Ivy Quainoo "Wildfires (Light it up)" 3 157
16 Lebanon Lebanon Nicole Saba "Hafdal ahlam" 4 143
17 Mexico Mexico Jesse & Joy "La de la mala suerte" 11 108
18 Serbia Serbia Jelena Tomasevic "Radio svira za nas" 26 49
19 USA United States Christina Perri "Human" 9 124
20 Croatia Croatia Lines and Colours "Beautiful addiction" 6 140
21 Andorra Andorra La Oreja de Van Gogh "El primer día del resto de mi vida" 18 83
22 Greece Greece Despina Vandi "Xano esena" 22 71
23 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Kato & SafriDuo ft. Bjornskov "Dimitto (Let go)" 5 142
24 Norway Norway Alida "Some of us" 8 124
25 Spain Spain Edurne "Pretty boy" 25 52
26 Scotland Scotland Nina Nesbitt "Way in the world" 16 90
27 Italy Italy Sushy "Jumpin' up" 7 126



Editions of the Universong Contest
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