Universong 69
"Trust your heart"
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Date

22 August - 9 September 2014

Host city

Berlin, Germany.png Germany

Participants

65

Debuting countries

Somalia.png Somalia, Turkmenistan.png Turkmenistan

Returning countries

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

Withdrawing countries

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

Winner

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

Timeline

◄ Barcelona-Vaduz 68 Eurovision Heart.png 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

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

, Yuna Kim ft. Hyunkyu

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

Semifinal 2

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

ft. Lisa Rowe

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

ft. Ministarke

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

ft. Craig Hinds

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

Semifinal 3

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

Grand Final

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

Returning artists

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