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Universong 69
"Trust your heart"
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Date

22 August - 9 September 2014

Host city

Berlin, Germany Germany

Participants

65

Debuting countries

Somalia Somalia, Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Returning countries

Andorra Andorra, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina, China China, Costa Rica Costa Rica, Greenland Greenland, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Scotland Scotland, Vatican City Vatican City

Withdrawing countries

American Samoa flag American Samoa, Indonesia Indonesia, Ivory Coast Ivory Coast, Japan Japan, Kosovo Kosovo, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Tuvalu Tuvalu

Winner

South Africa South Africa
Blackbyrd ft. Craig Hinds
"From the bottom of my heart"

Timeline

◄ Barcelona-Vaduz 68 Eurovision Heart Johannesburg 70 ►

Universong 69 was the 69th edition of the Universong Contest held in Berlin, Germany, from August 22nd to September 9th, 2014. This is the first time Germany makes the Universong Contest, since the winning of Oonagh with the song "Orome" the previous edition in Barcelona, Spain.

South Africa won its first Universong Contest ever with the song "From the bottom of my heart", sang by the band Blackbyrd featuring Craig Hinds (vocalist of the band Watershed). The song got a total of 231 points, defeating the representatives of Canada (Autumn Hills' "Fire", 213 points) and hosts Germany (Balbina and Maeckes' "Seife", 195 points). Poland and Spain completed the top 5.

With 65 countries, the Universong Contest broke in this edition the participation record as the most concurred edition ever, a record yet to be broken.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Netherlands Netherlands Sharon Doorson "High on your love" 3 82
02 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Neda Ukraden "Dobrodošli šampioni" 15 53
03 Slovenia Slovenia Omar Naber "I won't give up" 2 103
04 Greece Greece Boys and Noise "Mazi sou boro" 6 77
05 Andorra Andorra Mandy Santos ft. Xuso Jones "Animals" 12 68
06 Luxembourg Luxembourg K3 "En ik dans" 20 16
07 Vatican City Vatican City Eleonora Crupi "Bastava" 17 48
08 South Korea South Korea Jeon Minju

, Yuna Kim ft. Hyunkyu

"Goodbye rain" 4 82
09 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Gunay Ibrahimova "Delisiyem gecenim" 19 27
10 Vietnam Vietnam Thủy Tiên "Dẫu chỉ là mơ" 16 52
11 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Myahri "Turkmenistanym" 8 74
12 Spain Spain David Bustamante "Feliz" 1 112
13 Estonia Estonia Lauri Pihlap "Lootus" 21 6
14 Latvia Latvia Samanta Tina "Stay" 13 67
15 Costa Rica Costa Rica Fabrizio Walker "Desde arriba" 9 74
16 Chile Chile Beto Cuevas ft. Flo Rida "Quiero creer" 18 37
17 Brazil Brazil Rafael Almeida ft. María Gadú "Grande angular" 14 58
18 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Krypteria "Victoriam speramus" 7 76
19 Russia Russia Serebro "Mi mi mi" 5 80
20 Switzerland Switzerland Pegasus "Skyline" 11 69
21 Ecuador Ecuador Daniel Betancourth "No me pidas tiempo" 10 73

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Denmark Denmark Nik & Jay

ft. Lisa Rowe

"United" 2 98
02 China China Bella Yao "The world of wars" 16 34
03 Austria Austria Nihils "Help our souls" 14 42
04 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Bryan Rice "There for you" 4 86
05 Croatia Croatia Severina

ft. Ministarke

"Uno momento" 8 67
06 Slovakia Slovakia Celeste Buckingham "Crushin' my fairytale" 3 88
07 Lebanon Lebanon Karl Wolf ft. Rime & Kaz Money "Yalla" DSQ -
08 Australia Australia Samantha Jade "Up!" 5 83
09 Greenland Greenland Sukkerchok ft. U$O "Tænder mig" DSQ -
10 Serbia Serbia Zdravko Colic "Kao moja mati" 17 34
11 Wales Wales Duffy "Too hurt to dance" 10 57
12 Somalia Somalia K'NAAN ft. Nelly Furtado "Is anybody out there?" DSQ -
13 Bulgaria Bulgaria Galena ft. DJ Jivko Mix "Havana tropicana" 9 62
14 Monaco Monaco Alizee "Blonde" 15 34
15 South Africa South Africa Blackbyrd

ft. Craig Hinds

"From the bottom of my heart" 1 145
16 Czech Republic Czech Republic Ewa Farma "Leporelo" 7 73
17 Finland Finland Johanna Kurkela "Ainutlaatuinen" 12 53
18 Ukraine Ukraine Nikita "Avocado" 13 49
19 USA United States Maroon 5 "Maps" 11 55
20 Thailand Thailand Shuu "Just kitten" 18 23
21 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Aygul Imanbaeva "Sen" 6 77

Semifinal 3 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Ireland Ireland Richie Kavanagh "Aon focal eile" 19 16
02 Portugal Portugal David Carreira "Haverá sempre uma música" 10 66
03 North Macedonia North Macedonia Renata "Trust your feelings" 4 91
04 Hungary Hungary Tabáni István "Álmos reggel" 17 32
05 Italy Italy Davide Papasidero "Adesso opure mai" 3 110
06 Iceland Iceland Sigga Beinteins "Surrender" 5 90
07 Mexico Mexico Brenda "Miénteme" 9 68
08 Poland Poland Sylwia Grzeszczak "Flirt" 2 111
09 Israel Israel Shai Gabso "Arim goshi" 11 62
10 Sweden Sweden Loreen "Heal" 15 41
11 Scotland Scotland Craig Armstrong "Escape" 13 47
12 Belgium Belgium Natalia "Overdrive" 12 52
13 Turkey Turkey Hadise "Nerdesin askim" 18 23
14 Lithuania Lithuania Vaidas Baumila "Free love" 14 45
15 Norway Norway Anders Nilsen "Salsa tequila" 6 84
16 Cyprus Cyprus Giorgos Papadopoulos "Den eisai edo" 7 82
17 San Marino San Marino Cirque des Rêves "Cahier des rêves" 16 41
18 Canada Canada Autumn Hill "Fire" 1 132
19 Romania Romania Alex Velea "Din vina ta" 8 75
20 Colombia Colombia Aterciopelados "Rompecabezas" 20 8

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Aygul Imanbaeva "Sen" 22 91
02 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Myahri "Turkmenistanym" 6 161
03 Norway Norway Anders Nilsen "Salsa tequila" 24 86
04 Croatia Croatia Severina ft. Ministarke "Uno momento" 23 87
05 Poland Poland Sylwia Grzeszczak "Flirt" 4 176
06 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Krypteria "Victoriam speramus" 20 111
07 Canada Canada Autumn Hill "Fire" 2 213
08 Czech Republic Czech Republic Ewa Farma "Leporelo" 21 95
09 Denmark Denmark Nik & Jay ft. Lisa Rowe "United" 13 131
10 Greece Greece Boys and Noise "Mazi sou boro" 7 159
11 England England Sigma ft. Paloma Faith "Changing" 10 135
12 Romania Romania Alex Velea "Din vina ta" 25 83
13 South Korea South Korea Jeon Minju, Yuna Kim ft. Hyunkyu "Goodbye rain" 27 75
14 Slovakia Slovakia Celeste Buckingham "Crushin' my fairytale" 26 81
15 Netherlands Netherlands Sharon Doorson "High on your love" 11 135
16 France France TAL "Marcher au soleil" 16 126
17 Spain Spain David Bustamante "Feliz" 5 167
18 Italy Italy Davide Papasidero "Adesso oppure mai" 8 152
19 Slovenia Slovenia Omar Naber "I won't give up" 18 121
20 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Bryan Rice "There for you" 15 130
21 Russia Russia Serebro "Mi mi mi" 19 120
22 Germany Germany Balbina ft. Maeckes "Seife" 3 195
23 North Macedonia North Macedonia Renata "Trust your feelings" 9 148
24 South Africa South Africa Blackbyrd ft. Craig Hinds "From the bottom of my heart" 1 231
25 Iceland Iceland Sigga Beinteins "Surrender" 17 123
26 Australia Australia Samantha Jade "Up!" 14 131
27 Cyprus Cyprus Giorgos Papadopoulos "Den eisai edo" 12 133

Returning artists Edit

Artist Country Previous participation
Samantha Jade Australia Australia USC 48, USC 56
Natalia Belgium Belgium USC 09 (with En Vogue), USC 50, USC 55 (for Luxembourg Luxembourg), USC 63
Neda Ukraden Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina USC 66 (with Učiteljice, for Croatia Croatia)
Flo Rida Chile Chile USC 45 (with The Glam, for Italy Italy)
Severina Croatia Croatia USC 18, USC 22 (with Boris Novković, for Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina), USC 29, USC 44, USC 48, USC 52, USC 58, USC 60, USC 65
Ministarke Croatia Croatia USC 65 (with Ace Pejovic, for Montenegro Montenegro)
Ewa Farna Czech Republic Czech Republic USC 01 (for Poland Poland), USC 33 (for Poland Poland)
Daniel Betancourth Ecuador Ecuador USC 68
Paloma Faith England England USC 66
Bryan Rice Faroe Islands Faroe Islands USC 06 (for Denmark Denmark)
Johanna Kurkela Finland Finland USC 32
TAL France France USC 35, USC 40, USC 59
Rennata North Macedonia North Macedonia USC 56
Samanta Tīna Latvia Latvia USC 56, USC 59
K3 Luxembourg Luxembourg USC 32 (for Belgium Belgium)
Alizée Monaco Monaco USC 16 (for France France), USC 53
Sylwia Grzeszczak Poland Poland USC 28, USC 32, USC 34, USC 43, USC 53, USC 58
David Carreira Portugal Portugal USC 36, USC 43, USC 63 (with Dry)
Serebro Russia Russia USC 10 (Special Edition), USC 49, USC 52, USC 65
Celeste Buckingham Slovakia Slovakia USC 49
Omar Naber Slovenia Slovenia USC 13
David Bustamante Spain Spain USC 52 (with Pastora Soler), USC 58 (with Shaila Durcal)
Loreen Sweden Sweden USC 31 (for Morocco Morocco), USC 35, USC 46
Hadise Turkey Turkey USC 04, USC 18, USC 22, USC 25, USC 32, USC 41
Nikita Ukraine Ukraine USC 59
Thủy Tiên Vietnam Vietnam USC 55
Duffy Wales Wales USC 18
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