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Universong 70
"Shine with your light"
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Date

20 September - 9 October 2014

Host city

Johannesburg, South Africa South Africa

Participants

57

Debuting countries

None

Returning countries

Argentina Argentina, Armenia Armenia, Iran Iran, Japan Japan, Moldova Moldova, Tuvalu Tuvalu

Withdrawing countries

Andorra Andorra, China China, Faroe Islands Faroe Islands, Greenland Greenland, Ireland Ireland, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Luxembourg Luxembourg, Scotland Scotland, Slovakia Slovakia, Slovenia Slovenia, Somalia Somalia, Switzerland Switzerland, Turkmenistan Turkmenistan, Vatican City Vatican City, Wales Wales

Winner

Ukraine Ukraine
Kamaliya
"I'm alive"

Timeline

◄ Berlin 69 Eurovision Heart Kiev 71 ►

Universong 70 was the 70th edition of the Universong Contest, held during the months of September and October, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa, after the winning of the group Blackbyrd featuring Craig Hinds with the song "From the bottom of my heart", the previous edition in Berlin, Germany.

As every ten editions, the Universong Contest is engaged in a special edition chosen by the group members through open poll. The first results of the poll considered four options, in which originally a sexy edition was chosen with 22 votes over 16 votes for the second option, a trash edition. Then, a second poll was conducted to choose the fusion of both themes or to keep the winning one. With 21 votes over 13, the winning decision was to have a sexy-trash edition (stylized as xXx edition).

The special rules for the special editions was to choose sexy songs, sexy videos or trash songs and videos (understanding trash as happy, catchy or funny lyrics or videos).

The winner of the xXx edition was Ukraine, with the song "I'm alive" by Kamaliya, totalling 261 votes. This was up to that moment, the highest points ever given to a winning song - later surpassed by Loïc Nottet, surpassing Kamaliya's record by 44 points - and also, there was a 89-point margin to the runner-up Javiera Mena, representing Chile with her song "Espada", being thus the highest point difference ever between winner and runner-up until USC 89, where winner Spain and runner-up Kosovo got 99 points of difference between them, and then, until USC 93, where winner Luxembourg and runner-up Faroe Islands got 100 points of difference. Also, for Chile it was its best position ever at a country level in Universong, until its winning in USC 91. The top five was completed with the songs from Finland, the hosts South Africa and Italy.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Thailand Thailand Girl Berry "Featuring" 5 90
02 Iran Iran Cameron Cartio "Roma" 7 72
03 Japan Japan Dev Parade "Bacchikoi" 18 18
04 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Dženan Jahić "Ajša" 1 107
05 Netherlands Netherlands T-Spoon "Sex on the beach" 11 51
06 Belgium Belgium Regi & Kaya Jones "Take it off" 10 63
07 USA United States Nicole Scherzinger "Baby love" 3 91
08 Turkey Turkey Nez "Herşey boş" 15 40
09 Lithuania Lithuania Olialia Pupytes "Ispildyk mano norus" 4 90
10 Brazil Brazil Bonde do Rolê "Kilo" 14 46
11 Monaco Monaco Maude

ft. Jason Derulo

"Trumpets" 2 105
12 Sweden Sweden Gunther "Pussy cat" 13 47
13 Austria Austria Bilderbuch "Maschin" 12 51
14 Croatia Croatia Lollobrigida "Bivsa cura" 16 36
15 Greece Greece Elli Kokkinou "Sex" 9 65
16 Tuvalu Tuvalu Kylie Minogue "Sexercise" 8 72
17 Vietnam Vietnam Thu Minh "Taxi" 6 89
18 Ecuador Ecuador L O Ese "Tocarte" 17 27

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Finland Finland Krista Siegfrids "Amen!" 4 90
02 England England Alexandra Burke

ft. Laza Morgan

"Start without you" 2 112
03 Lebanon Lebanon Nancy Ajram "Ma tegi hena" 3 99
04 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Rehim Rehimli "Bashim agriyor" 18 21
05 Romania Romania Antonia "Marabou" 7 67
06 Russia Russia Roma Kenga "Ty budesh' schastlivoj" 9 65
07 Australia Australia Havana Brown "Get it" 6 72
08 Lesotho Lesotho Die Antwoord "Cookie thumper" 12 51
09 Spain Spain Natalia Jiménez ft. Daddy Yankee "La noche de los dos" 15 40
10 Mexico Mexico Vein

ft. Belinda & J Balvin

"Translation" 5 89
11 Armenia Armenia Ani Christy "De asa" 13 50
12 Colombia Colombia Maluma "La curiosidad" 10 60
13 Czech Republic Czech Republic Gabriela Gunčíková "Zůstanu napořád" 11 55
14 South Korea South Korea Rain "Love song" 16 31
15 Ukraine Ukraine Kamaliya "I'm alive" 1 126
16 Poland Poland Donatan, Borixon, Kajman & Mazowsze "Nie lubimy robić" 17 22
17 Italy Italy Raffaella Carrà "A far l'amore comincia tu" 8 65
18 France France Greg Basso "Sex appeal" 14 45

Semifinal 3 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Cyprus Cyprus Despina Olympiou "Pano stin agapi" 8 67
02 Iceland Iceland Silvía Night "Thank you baby" 13 46
03 Costa Rica Costa Rica Patterns "Sunny days" 15 42
04 North Macedonia North Macedonia Rok Agresori "Kukuriku" 18 19
05 Bulgaria Bulgaria Maria "Lyubimi ratse" 7 70
06 Argentina Argentina Come & C

ft. Alexia

"Fix me" 4 86
07 Chile Chile Javiera Mena "Espada" 2 108
08 Israel Israel Dana International "Love boy" 16 41
09 Portugal Portugal Ana Malhoa "Ta turbinada" 11 53
10 Estonia Estonia Kerli "The lucky ones" 6 73
11 Latvia Latvia Bermudu Divsturis "Lēkā" 17 37
12 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein R.I.O.

ft. Nicco

"Party shakers" 3 95
13 Norway Norway Biru Baby "Slutt slut" 12 53
14 Denmark Denmark Lulu Rouge

ft. Fanney Osk

"Sign me out" 5 76
15 San Marino San Marino Paola & Chiara "Viva el amor" 10 61
16 Serbia Serbia Dunja Ilic "Misterija" 14 44
17 Hungary Hungary ByeAlex "Hé Budapest!" 9 61
18 Moldova Moldova Tasha G. "Something wrong" 1 128

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Canada Canada Chromeo ft. Elly Jackson "Hot mess" 26 75
02 Denmark Denmark Lulu Rouge ft. Fanney Osk "Sign me out" 12 118
03 Tuvalu Tuvalu Kylie Minogue "Sexercise" 25 77
04 Argentina Argentina Come & C ft. Alexia "Fix me" 16 111
05 Monaco Monaco Maude ft. Jason Derulo "Trumpets" 15 112
06 Australia Australia Havana Brown "Get it" 19 96
07 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein R.I.O. ft. Nicco "Party shakers" 7 149
08 Mexico Mexico Vein ft. Belinda & J Balvin "Translation" 13 118
09 Romania Romania Antonia "Marabou" 6 150
10 Vietnam Vietnam Thu Minh "Taxi" 17 102
11 Cyprus Cyprus Despina Olympiou "Pano stin agapi" 22 92
12 USA United States Nicole Scherzinger "Baby love" 14 114
13 England England Alexandra Burke ft. Laza Morgan "Start without you" 9 145
14 Germany Germany Cyberbird "Cyber aria" 27 32
15 Iran Iran Cameron Cartio "Roma" 18 100
16 Estonia Estonia Kerli "The lucky ones" 24 78
17 Thailand Thailand Girl Berry "Featuring" 20 94
18 Lebanon Lebanon Nancy Ajram "Ma tegi hena" 11 122
19 Lithuania Lithuania Olialia Pupytes "Ispildyk mano norus" 23 82
20 Moldova Moldova Tasha G. "Something wrong" 8 149
21 Italy Italy Raffaella Carrà "A far l'amore comincia tu" 5 152
22 South Africa South Africa Chianosky "Sick sick" 4 157
23 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Dženan Jahić "Ajša" 10 134
24 Chile Chile Javiera Mena "Espada" 2 172
25 Finland Finland Krista Siegfrids "Amen!" 3 163
26 Ukraine Ukraine Kamaliya "I'm alive" 1 261
27 Bulgaria Bulgaria Maria "Lyubimi ratse" 21 93

Returning artists Edit

Artist Country Previous participation
Rehim Rehimli Azerbaijan Azerbaijan USC 65
Regi Belgium Belgium USC 59 (with Scala)
Javiera Mena Chile Chile USC 66
Maluma Colombia Colombia USC 66 (with Eli Palacios)
Despina Olympiou Cyprus Cyprus USC 64
Alexandra Burke England England USC 41
Kerli Estonia Estonia USC 51
Krista Siegfrids Finland Finland USC 58
Cameron Cartio Iran Iran USC 23 (with Khaled, for Algeria Algeria)
Dana International Israel Israel USC 09, USC 15 (with NeAngeli, for Ukraine Ukraine), USC 28 (with Subliminal), USC 35
Bermuda Divstūris Latvia Latvia USC 66
Die Antwoord Lesotho Lesotho USC 48 (for South Africa South Africa)
Belinda Mexico Mexico USC 13, USC 23, USC 43 (for Spain Spain), USC 50
J Balvin Mexico Mexico USC 56 (for Colombia Colombia), USC 68 (with Inna, for Colombia Colombia)
Ana Malhoa Portugal Portugal USC 64
Antonia Romania Romania USC 35, USC 40, USC 50, USC 58, USC 67
Roma Kenga Russia Russia USC 41 (with Gravitonas)
Paola & Chiara San Marino San Marino USC 13 (for Italy Italy)
Dunja Ilic Serbia Serbia USC 27, USC 32
Chianosky South Africa South Africa USC 45
Natalia Jiménez Spain Spain USC 11 (in La Quinta Estación), USC 43 (with Ednita Nazario, for Puerto Rico Puerto Rico), USC 47 (with Marc Anthony), USC 50 (in La Quinta Estación, for Andorra Andorra)
Daddy Yankee Spain Spain USC 53 (for Puerto Rico Puerto Rico)
Nicole Scherzinger USA United States USC 12 (with Enrique Iglesias, for Spain Spain), USC 25 (with Mohombi, for Sweden Sweden)
Thu Minh Vietnam Vietnam USC 47, USC 64 (with Thanh Bùi)

Champions Edition 61-70 Edit

As every ten editions, the Universong Contest chooses the Champion of Champions of the previous 10 editions. The difference with previous editions, is that the vote is free: All the members of the USC group are free to vote if desired. The Champion of Champions, after 36 valid votes, was "Chandelier" by Sia, who won for Australia in USC 54 held in Limassol, Cyprus.

Edition Country Artist Song Place Points
Flag of United States USC 61 France France Indila "Derniere danse" 2 219
Flag of France USC 62 Italy Italy Violetta Zironi "Dimmi che non passa" 8 164
Flag of Italy USC 63 Sweden Sweden Ace Wilder "Busy doin' nothin'" 9 163
Flag of Sweden USC 64 Australia Australia Jessica Mauboy "Never be the same" 3 215
Flag of Australia USC 65 Cyprus Cyprus Stella Kalli "Etsi kano ego" 11 143
Flag of Cyprus USC 66 Australia Australia Sia "Chandelier" 1 250
Flag of Australia USC 67 Spain Spain Pastora Soler "Vive" 6 104
Flag of Australia USC 67 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Helene Fischer "Atemlos durch die Nacht" 4 202
Flag of Spain Flag of Liechtenstein USC 68 Germany Germany Oonagh "Orome" 5 198
Flag of Germany USC 69 South Africa South Africa Blackbyrd ft. Craig Hinds "From the bottom of my heart" 10 161
Flag of South Africa USC 70 Ukraine Ukraine Kamaliya "I'm alive" 7 179
Editions of the Universong Contest
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