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Universong 62
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Date

12 February - 2 March 2014

Host city

Paris, France France

Participants

49

Debuting countries

Iran Iran

Returning countries

Brazil Brazil, Finland Finland, Iceland Iceland, Israel Israel, Tuvalu Tuvalu

Withdrawing countries

Albania Albania, Austria Austria, Canada Canada, Guyana Guyana, India India, Kosovo Kosovo, Scotland Scotland, Switzerland Switzerland

Winner

Italy Italy
Violetta Zironi
"Dimmi che non passa"

Timeline

◄ Los Angeles 61 Eurovision Heart Florence 63 ►

Universong 62 was the 62nd edition of the Universong Contest, held from February 12th to March 2nd, 2014 in Paris, France. This is the second time France organizes the event - the first one since USC 16 - , this time after Indila's winning the previous edition in Los Angeles, California, USA, with the song "Derniere danse".

The winner was Italy. Violetta Zironi won the sixth Italian title of Universong with the song "Dimmi che non passa", with a total of 186 points. 11 points behind Andorra won the runner-up position with the song "A prueba de ti" by Spanish singer Malú. Third place was won by Greece, represented by former USC champion Eleni Foureira, while Germany and England completed the top 5.

About the city Edit

Paris-france-photograph

View of Paris

Paris is the capital and the most populous city of France. It has an area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles) and a population in 2013 of 2,229,621 within the administrative limits. The city is both a commune and department, and forms the centre and headquarters of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an area of 12,012 square kilometres (4,638 square miles) and a population in 2014 of 12,005,077, comprising 18.2 percent of the population of France.[5]

The agglomeration has grown well beyond the city's administrative limits. The Paris unité urbaine is a measure of continuous urban area for statistical purposes, including both the commune and its suburbs, and has a population of 10,601,122 (Jan. 2013 census) which makes it the largest in the European Union. The aire urbaine de Paris, a measure of metropolitan area, spans most of the Île-de-France region and has a population of 12,405,426 (Jan. 2013 census), constituting one-fifth of the population of France. The Metropole of Grand Paris was created in 2016, combining the commune and its nearest suburbs into a single area for economic and environmental co-operation. Grand Paris covers 814 square kilometres (314 square miles) and has a population of 6.945 million persons.

Paris was founded in the 3rd century BC by a Celtic people called the Parisii, who gave the city its name. By the 12th century, it was the largest city in the western world, a prosperous trading centre, and the home of the University of Paris, one of the oldest universities in history. By the 17th century Paris was one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts, and it retains that position still today.

The Paris Region had a GDP of €624 billion (US $687 billion) in 2012, accounting for 30.0 percent of the GDP of France, and ranking it as one of the wealthiest regions in Europe; it is the banking and financial centre of France, and contains the headquarters of 29 of the 31 French companies ranked in the 2015 Fortune Global 500.

The city is also a major rail, highway, and air-transport hub, served by the two international airports Paris-Charles de Gaulle (the second busiest airport in Europe after London Heathrow Airport with 63.8 million passengers in 2014) and Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily. It is the second busiest metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro. Paris is the hub of the national road network and is surrounded by three orbital roads: the Périphérique, the A86 motorway, and the Francilienne motorway.

Among Paris's important museums and cultural institutions are the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, as well as the Musée d'Orsay, noted for its collection of French Impressionist art, and the Musée National d'Art Moderne in the Pompidou Centre, the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and includes many notable monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century to 13th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); the Grand Palais and Petit Palais (1900); and the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre (1914). In 2015 Paris received 22.2 million visitors, making it one of the world's top tourist destinations. and is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants. Most of France's major universities and grandes écoles are located in Paris, as are France's major newspapers, including Le MondeLe Figaro, and Libération.

The association football club Paris Saint-Germain and the rugby union club Stade Français are based in Paris. The 80,000-seat Stade de France, built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, is located just north of the Paris in the neighbouring commune of Saint-Denis. Paris hosts the annual French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament on the red clay of Roland Garros. Paris hosted the 1900 and 1924 Summer Olympics and is bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and thus become the second city to have hosted the Games three times. The 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, the 2007 Rugby World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016 were also held in the city, and every July, the Tour de France of cycling finishes in the city.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Latvia Latvia Labveligais tips "Tu mani demoralize" 23 8
02 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Xavier Naidoo "Bei meiner seele" 20 29
03 Slovenia Slovenia Eva Boto "Na kozo pisana" 1 133
04 Portugal Portugal Mastiksoul

ft. Rita Guerra

"I can feel your love" 8 88
05 Estonia Estonia Astra "Kas toesti on nii" 16 45
06 San Marino San Marino Mietta "Baciami adesso" 14 57
07 Denmark Denmark Tine "Chamaleon" 10 65
08 Tuvalu Tuvalu Erwin Beekveld "Taking the hobbits to Isengard" 22 16
09 Romania Romania Andreea Banica "Could you" 4 99
10 USA United States Kelly Clarkson "People like us" 3 114
11 Belgium Belgium Kato "Flamingo" 9 83
12 Poland Poland Margaret "Wasted" 12 62
13 Australia Australia Guy Sebastian "Like a drum" 5 95
14 Indonesia Indonesia Agnes Mo ft. Timbaland & T.I. "Coke bottle" 21 24
15 North Macedonia North Macedonia Dimitar Andonovski "Ako me boli" 2 117
16 Brazil Brazil Diego Faria "Elas ficam loucas" 18 38
17 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Chanée "Fallen" 15 46
18 Lebanon Lebanon Haifa Wehbe "Ezzay ansak" 11 65
19 Japan Japan Hitomi Shimatami "Camellia" 13 58
20 Russia Russia Grigoriy Leps

& Ani Lorak

"Zerkala" 7 94
21 Belarus Belarus Iowa "Mama" 17 42
22 Netherlands Netherlands Within Temptation

ft. Dave Pirner

"Whole world is watching" 6 94
23 Lithuania Lithuania Zas ft. Splotch "Ir vel tyla" 19 36

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Finland Finland Chisu "Sabotage" 7 82
02 Norway Norway Sirenia "Seven widows weep" 15 46
03 Colombia Colombia Fonseca "Eres mi sueño" 12 60
04 Bulgaria Bulgaria Desi Dobreva & Alex Raeva "Vecherai rado" 18 33
05 England England Katy B "Crying for no reason" 10 73
06 Andorra Andorra Malú "A prueba de ti" 3 118
07 Greece Greece Eleni Foureira "Anemos agapes" 2 128
08 Turkey Turkey Ece Seckin "Sok oldum" 11 72
09 Spain Spain Dani Martin "Cero" 9 78
10 Armenia Armenia Emmy "Ayo" 14 47
11 Vietnam Vietnam M-Tp Son Tung "Em cua ngay hom qua" 21 24
12 Venezuela Venezuela Anais Vivas "Por el resto de mi vida" 8 78
13 Italy Italy Violetta "Dimmi che non passa" 1 151
14 Serbia Serbia Emina Jahovic "Opet si sa njom" 5 94
15 Iceland Iceland Arstidir "Shades" 22 18
16 Israel Israel Chen Aharoni "Crazy" 4 111
17 Sweden Sweden Play "Famous" 17 39
18 Mexico Mexico Lila Downs

, Celso Piña & Totó la Momposina

"Zapata se queda" 6 87
19 Ukraine Ukraine Max Barskih ft. Svetlana Loboda "Heartbeat" 19 32
20 Croatia Croatia Eli E ft. Marinna Soul "Hentai" 20 32
21 Cyprus Cyprus Gommalar "Havalaniyor" 13 50
22 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Roya "Menem" 23 11
23 Iran Iran Mahan Moin "Aleo" 16 43

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Poland Poland Margaret "Wasted" 24 69
02 Colombia Colombia Fonseca "Eres mi sueño" 13 100
03 Mexico Mexico Lila Downs, Celso Piña & Totó la Momposina "Zapata se queda" 26 63
04 Netherlands Netherlands Within Temptation ft. Dave Pirner "Whole world is watching" 21 75
05 Turkey Turkey Ece Sakim "Sok oldun" 22 74
06 Belgium Belgium Kato "Flamingo" 19 78
07 Romania Romania Andreea Banica "Could you" 14 94
08 Serbia Serbia Emina Jahovic "Opet si sa njom" 8 111
09 Portugal Portugal Mastiksoul ft. Rita Guerra "I can feel your love" 9 110
10 Lebanon Lebanon Haifa Wehbe "Ezzay ansak" 16 88
11 North Macedonia North Macedonia Dimitar Andonovski "Ako me boli" 6 123
12 France France Jenifer "L'amour et moi" 20 77
13 Russia Russia Grigoriy Leps & Ani Lorak "Zerkala" 15 91
14 Denmark Denmark Tine "Chameleon" 27 49
15 New Zealand New Zealand Ginny Blackmore "Bones" 25 69
16 Australia Australia Guy Sebastian "Like a drum" 12 100
17 Finland Finland Chisu "Sabotage" 23 73
18 Italy Italy Violetta Zironi "Dimmi che non passa" 1 186
19 Germany Germany Jay Khan "Nackt" 4 143
20 Greece Greece Eleni Foureira "Anemos agapis" 3 158
21 Andorra Andorra Malú "A prueba de ti" 2 175
22 Slovenia Slovenia Eva Boto "Na kozo pisana" 7 112
23 Spain Spain Dani Martin "Cero" 17 83
24 USA United States Kelly Clarkson "People like us" 10 109
25 England England Katy B "Crying for no reason" 5 133
26 Israel Israel Chen Aharoni "Crazy" 11 103
27 Venezuela Venezuela Anais Vivas "Por el resto de mi vida" 18 80



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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