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Universong 71
"Connecting people"
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Date

20 October - 8 November 2014

Host city

Kiev, Ukraine Ukraine

Participants

61

Debuting countries

Bolivia Bolivia, Kenya Kenya

Returning countries

Albania Albania, Andorra Andorra, Angola Angola, China China, Ireland Ireland, Luxembourg Luxembourg, Switzerland Switzerland, Tunisia Tunisia

Withdrawing countries

Armenia Armenia, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Iran Iran, Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea, Thailand Thailand, Tuvalu Tuvalu

Winner

North Macedonia North Macedonia
Bobby Andonov
"War is love"

Timeline

◄ Johannesburg 70 Eurovision Heart Ohrid 72 ►

Universong 71 was the 71st Universong Contest held in Kiev, Ukraine from October 20th to November 8th, 2014. The contest was staged in Ukraine after the winning of Kamaliya with the song "I'm alive" the previous edition in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia scored its second winning in the contest, after USC 26 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Macedonian-Australian singer Bobby Andonov won this edition, with the song "War is love" and the score of 245 points. Switzerland got second place with the song "Castle in the snow" by the band Kadebostany, while Lesotho got its first top 3 placement ever with South African singer Troye Sivan and the song "Happy little pill". The Netherlands and Turkey completed the top 5.

As a curiosity, this edition saw the second time a same artist represents two different countries in one edition. Belgian superstar Lara Fabian represented both Luxembourg and Turkey (in a duet with Mustafa Ceceli, getting with both participations the Grand Final. Even though, she got luckier with Turkey, getting a 5th place with the song "Make me yours tonight", while the song "Love by grace" only managed to get the next-to-last place. The other case was the Italian singer Giorgio Vanni, who represented both Italy and San Marino in USC 30 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

With 28 participants, the Grand Final of this edition became the biggest one in participants, after an extra slot was granted to Russia, due to an error in the votes counting during the second semifinal of the previous edition in Johannesburg.

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Italy Italy Manuel Aspidi "Non ci aspettiamo più" 5 96
02 Belgium Belgium 2 Fabiola "She's after my piano" 10 65
03 Luxembourg Luxembourg Lara Fabian "Love by grace" 7 72
04 Turkey Turkey Lara Fabian

& Mustafa Ceceli

"Make me yours tonight" 3 107
05 Hungary Hungary New Level Empire "Wanna get over" 15 28
06 Mexico Mexico RedWolf "Love plane" 9 65
07 Germany Germany Ann Sophie "Get over yourself" 11 57
08 Spain Spain Natalia Jiménez "Creo en mi" 1 116
09 France France Shy'm "La malice" 8 67
10 Switzerland Switzerland Kadebostany "Castle in the snow" 2 110
11 Argentina Argentina Maxi Trusso "Nothing at all" 14 39
12 Czech Republic Czech Republic Memphis "Give me more" 17 27
13 Moldova Moldova Dara, Inna, Antonia & Carla's Dreams "Fie ce-o fi" 12 56
14 Estonia Estonia Ott Lepland "Jäädagi nii" 19 18
15 Canada Canada Kira Isabella "Gone enough" 16 27
16 Tunisia Tunisia Latifa "Choftou b einy" 18 21
17 Austria Austria Rene Rodrigezz & Hellen Vissers "Better where we are" DSQ -
18 Lithuania Lithuania Vaidas Baumila "Neverta" 13 54
19 Netherlands Netherlands Dotan "Home" 6 90
20 Andorra Andorra Anael "Glow" 4 103

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Vietnam Vietnam Min "Nhớ (Stuck)" 15 43
02 Latvia Latvia Markus Riva ft. Ralph "We dance 4 a reason" 16 38
03 Albania Albania Kejsi Tola "S'jemi me atje" 14 47
04 San Marino San Marino Valentina Monetta "Per te" DSQ -
05 Ecuador Ecuador Prime Ministers "Far from free" 13 48
06 Bolivia Bolivia Odas "La verdad de tu mentira" 10 67
07 USA United States Banks "Beggin' for thread" 5 85
08 Lebanon Lebanon Myriam Fares "Moukanoh wein" 18 21
09 Serbia Serbia Jelena Tomasevic "Melanholija" 6 80
10 Ireland Ireland Damien Rice

ft. Lisa Hannigan

"9 crimes" 4 92
11 Bulgaria Bulgaria Grafa "Nevidim" 3 107
12 Sweden Sweden Adrian Lux ft. The Good Natured "Alive" 12 52
13 Greece Greece Irene Skylakaki "Clock" 11 62
14 South Africa South Africa Elizma Theron "My hart bloei vir jou" 7 79
15 Romania Romania Delia

ft. Karia

"Pe aripi de vant" 8 72
16 England England Ella Henderson "Glow" 2 108
17 Angola Angola Yola Araújo "Eu sou" 9 69
18 Iceland Iceland Steed Lord "123 If you want me" 17 32
19 Israel Israel Marina Maximilian "Hurricane" 1 116

Semifinal 3 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Qurd "Rəqs edir hər kəs" 18 15
02 Lesotho Lesotho Troye Sivan "Happy little pill" 5 94
03 Brazil Brazil P9 "Love you in those jeans" 9 56
04 Croatia Croatia Zanamari

ft. J'Animals

"Oci u oci" 8 60
05 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Revolverheld "Lass uns gehen" 4 95
06 North Macedonia North Macedonia Bobby Andonov "War is love" 1 151
07 Kenya Kenya Habida "Lights up" 12 49
08 Denmark Denmark The Fireflies "It's useless" 15 37
09 Monaco Monaco Marina Kaye "Homeless" 3 105
10 Cyprus Cyprus Louis Georgiou "San horos" 6 84
11 Norway Norway Martin Tugenvaag "Wicked wonderland" 13 47
12 Colombia Colombia Cabas, Enrique Bunbury & Orishas "He pecado" 17 22
13 Portugal Portugal Kátia Aveiro "Latina de cuerpo y alma" 10 52
14 China China Exo "Overdose" 14 39
15 Australia Australia The Veronicas "You ruin me" 2 109
16 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Dunja Fazlic "Ne bih ja" 16 24
17 Poland Poland Jula "Będę za tobą " 7 69
18 Costa Rica Costa Rica Debi Nova "Emergencia" 11 52
19 Tuvalu Tuvalu Olivia Newton-John "A little more love" DSQ -

Grand Final Edit

Due to a mistake in the vote counting in the second semifinal of USC 70 (in where Romania qualified instead of Russia, since 2 points from the Rest of the World voting were misalocated), Russia was granted an extra slot in the Grand Final, together with host Ukraine, Chile and Finland. With 28 participants, this is the biggest Universong final up to date.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Monaco Monaco Marina Kaye "Homeless" 6 163
02 Finland Finland Apocalyptica ft. Linda Sundblad "Faraway" 16 101
03 Netherlands Netherlands Dotan "Home" 4 168
04 Lesotho Lesotho Troye Sivan "Happy little pill" 3 171
05 Switzerland Switzerland Kadebostany "Castle in the snow" 2 232
06 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Revolverheld "Lass uns gehen" 15 114
07 Luxembourg Luxembourg Lara Fabian "Love by grace" 27 56
08 USA United States Banks "Beggin' for thread" 14 120
09 France France Shy'm "La malice" 23 82
10 Poland Poland Jula "Będę za tobą" 26 58
11 Australia Australia The Veronicas "You ruin me" 7 159
12 Russia Russia Alina Artts "Ne ubezhat'" 28 53
13 Andorra Andorra Anael "Glow" 8 139
14 Ireland Ireland Damien Rice ft. Lisa Hannigan "9 crimes" 20 93
15 Serbia Serbia Jelena Tomasevic "Melanholija" 18 100
16 Chile Chile La Ley "Mentira" 25 60
17 England England Ella Henderson "Glow" 12 122
18 Spain Spain Natalia Jiménez "Creo en mi" 9 139
19 Israel Israel Marina Maximilian "Hurricane" 10 138
20 North Macedonia North Macedonia Bobby Andonov "War is love" 1 245
21 Bulgaria Bulgaria Grafa "Nevidim" 13 120
22 Croatia Croatia Zanamari ft. J'Animals "Oci u oci" 24 64
23 Cyprus Cyprus Louis Georgiou "San horos" 19 99
24 Romania Romania Delia ft. Karia "Pe aripi de vant" 17 100
25 Ukraine Ukraine Vera Brezhneva "Dobroe utro" 11 135
26 South Africa South Africa Elizma Theron "My hart bloei vir jou" 22 83
27 Italy Italy Manuel Aspidi "Non ci aspettamo più" 21 87
28 Turkey Turkey Lara Fabian & Mustafa Ceceli "Make me yours tonight" 5 163

Returning artists Edit

Artist Country Previous participation
The Veronicas Australia Australia USC 23, USC 41
Grafa Bulgaria Bulgaria USC 31
Beto Cuevas Chile Chile USC 69 (with Flo Rida)
Debi Nova Costa Rica Costa Rica USC 47
Ella Henderson England England USC 65
Ott Lepland Estonia Estonia USC 40
Apocalyptica Finland Finland USC 09 (with Nina Hagen), USC 48
Shy'm France France USC 23, USC 32, USC 39, USC 44, USC 45 (for Monaco Monaco)
Bobby Andonov North Macedonia North Macedonia USC 64
Steed Lord Iceland Iceland USC 33
Lisa Hannigan Ireland Ireland USC 42, USC 54
Markus Riva Latvia Latvia USC 68
Revolverheld Liechtenstein Liechtenstein USC 16 (with Márta Jandová, for Germany Germany)
Lara Fabian Luxembourg Luxembourg and Turkey Turkey USC 13, USC 14
Dara Moldova Moldova USC 37
Inna Moldova Moldova USC 08 (for Romania Romania), USC 14 (for Romania Romania), USC 28 (with Juan Magán, for Romania Romania), USC 43 (for Romania Romania), USC 57 (for Mexico Mexico, with Reik), USC 64 (for Moldova Moldova, with Carla's Dreams), USC 68 (for Colombia Colombia, with J Balvin)
Antonia Moldova Moldova USC 35 (for Romania Romania), USC 40 (with Vunk, for Romania Romania), USC 50 (for Romania Romania), USC 58 (for Romania Romania), USC 67 (for Romania Romania), USC 70 (for Romania Romania)
Carla's Dreams Moldova Moldova USC 64 (with Inna)
Kátia Aveiro Portugal Portugal USC 56
Jelena Tomasevic Serbia Serbia USC 14, USC 61, USC 63 (with Sirusho and Boaz Mauda, for Armenia Armenia)
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), USC 70 (with Daddy Yankee)
Vera Brezhneva Ukraine Ukraine USC 43
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