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Universong 72
"Music is the biggest infinity"
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Date

18 November - 7 December 2014

Host city

Ohrid, North Macedonia North Macedonia

Participants

59

Debuting countries

None

Returning countries

Belarus Belarus, Panama Panama, Peru Peru, Philippines Philippines, Scotland Scotland, Slovenia Slovenia, Thailand Thailand

Withdrawing countries

Andorra Andorra, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Bolivia Bolivia, Colombia Colombia, Costa Rica Costa Rica, Kenya Kenya, San Marino San Marino, Tunisia Tunisia

Winner

USA United States
Carrie Underwood
"Something in the water"

Timeline

◄ Kiev 71 Eurovision Heart New York 73 ►

Universong 72 was the 72nd staging of the Universong Contest, held in Ohrid, FYR Macedonia, from November 18th to December 7th, 2014, after the winning of Bobby Andonov with "War is love" the previous edition in Kiev, Ukraine.

The United States of America got its second winning. Carrie Underwood won Universong with the song "Something in the water". The USA, a previous favourite, scored 226 points in the final, with a 13-point margin to another favourite, runner-up Molly Sandén from Sweden. Slovenia got third place with Maraaya. The top 5 was completed with Israel (represented by duo Guy and Yahel) and France (with the winner of The Voice of France, Kendji Girac, who previously represented Monaco in USC 68, earning sixth place).

Semifinal 1 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Belarus Belarus Trend Deluxe "Get ready" 15 32
02 Netherlands Netherlands Delain "Stardust" 3 103
03 Ecuador Ecuador Equilivre "Cuéntame" 17 19
04 Angola Angola Chelsy Shantel ft. Dji Tafinha "Fatiga" 14 41
05 Serbia Serbia Saša Kovačević "Nothing but the faith" 4 84
06 South Africa South Africa Kongos "Come to me" 6 76
07 England England Olly Murrs "Beautiful to me" 9 66
08 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Divanhana "Crven fesic" 16 22
09 Portugal Portugal Mónica Ferraz "Let me be" 2 105
10 Belgium Belgium Oscar and the Wolf "Strange entity" 11 56
11 Germany Germany Jan Leyk

ft. Madizin

"Gladiators" 5 77
12 Greece Greece Tsalikis & Azis "Estar loco" 12 54
13 Peru Peru Adammo ft. Andrea Guasch "Catch me" 10 57
14 Turkey Turkey Esin Iris "Bu gece" 7 71
15 Slovenia Slovenia Maraaya "Lovin' me" 1 125
16 Estonia Estonia Anne Veski "Me kaime koos" DSQ -
17 Norway Norway Sandra Lyng "Don't care" 13 47
18 Lithuania Lithuania - - DSQ -
19 Czech Republic Czech Republic Adam Misik "Tvoje svety" 8 67

Semifinal 2 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Canada Canada Ariana Grande

ft. The Weeknd

"Love me harder" 3 93
02 Monaco Monaco Matthieu Mendes

ft. Pomme

"Okay" 6 78
03 Ukraine Ukraine Kira Stertman "Eto ne lybov'" 11 54
04 Chile Chile Francisca Valenzuela "Prenderemos fuego al cielo" 15 44
05 Ireland Ireland Duke Special "Freewheel" 17 18
06 Luxembourg Luxembourg Louis Delort

ft. Camille Lou

"Tomber dans ses yeux" 5 81
07 Vietnam Vietnam Ho Ngoc Hà "My baby" 14 46
08 Australia Australia Vance Joy "Mess is mine" 9 62
09 Cyprus Cyprus Eleftheria Eleftheriou "Oso kai na thes" 4 92
10 China China Henry Lau "Trap" 8 67
11 Sweden Sweden Molly Sandén "Freak" 1 142
12 Spain Spain Ruth Lorenzo "Gigantes" 2 109
13 Hungary Hungary Honeybeast "A legnagyobb hos" 16 26
14 Lebanon Lebanon Carole Samaha "Sahranine" 7 77
15 Finland Finland Janna "Tytot lahtee tanssimaan" 10 61
16 Moldova Moldova Andrew Rayel ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn "One in a million" 13 47
17 Poland Poland Marcelina ft. Piotr Rogucki "Karmelove" 12 47
18 Panama Panama Tara Wills "Perpective" 18 16
19 Scotland Scotland - - DSQ -

Semifinal 3 Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Iceland Iceland Young Karin "Hearts" 13 40
02 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Hamperberg "Glorious" 9 63
03 Argentina Argentina Lali Espósito "Asesina" 17 24
04 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Faun "Walpurgisnacht" 10 54
05 Brazil Brazil Rosa de Saron "Cartas ao remitente" 12 42
06 Denmark Denmark Tim Schou "Supernova" 5 91
07 Israel Israel Guy and Yahel "Ratzim ba'avir" 4 98
08 Philippines Philippines Jose Mari Chan "Christmas in our hearts" 18 23
09 Russia Russia Natali "O Bozhe, kakoy muzhchina!" 8 64
10 Romania Romania Mellina ft. Vescan "Poza de album" 15 31
11 Thailand Thailand Thank You "Thank you for your love" 16 31
12 France France Kendji Girac "Andalouse" 3 116
13 Mexico Mexico Pablo Todd

ft. Ale Alberti

"Idol" 6 79
14 USA United States Carrie Underwood "Something in the water" 2 128
15 Croatia Croatia Severina

& Saša Matić

"More tuge" 7 66
16 Latvia Latvia Sabine Berezina ft. Oskars Deigelis "Gonna be a dancer" 11 43
17 Italy Italy Dolcenera "Accendi lo spirito" 1 129
18 Bulgaria Bulgaria Mariana Popova ft. Orlin Goranov "Can you hear me?" 14 38

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Russia Russia Natali "O Bozhe, kakoy muzhchina!" 25 62
02 South Africa South Africa Kongos "Come to me" 15 110
03 Italy Italy Dolcenera "Accendi lo spirito" 6 142
04 Sweden Sweden Molly Sandén "Freak" 2 213
05 Switzerland Switzerland Eluveitie "Call of the mountains" 11 118
06 Mexico Mexico Pablo Todd ft. Ale Alberti "Idol" 19 94
07 Netherlands Netherlands Delain "Stardust" 7 135
08 Turkey Turkey Esin Iris "Bu gece" 27 51
09 Lesotho Lesotho Die Antwoord "Ugly boy" 23 67
10 Cyprus Cyprus Eleftheria Eleftheriou "Oso kai na thes" 12 113
11 Serbia Serbia Saša Kovačević "Nothing but the faith" 17 103
12 Israel Israel Guy and Yahel "Ratzim ba'avir" 4 172
13 North Macedonia North Macedonia Simona Poposka "Ne e najdobro" 24 60
14 Monaco Monaco Matthieu Mendes ft. Pomme "Okay" 14 114
15 USA United States Carrie Underwood "Something in the water" 1 226
16 Croatia Croatia Severina & Saša Matić "More tuge" 26 56
17 Luxembourg Luxembourg Louis Delort & Camille Lou "Tomber dans ses yeux" 20 86
18 Canada Canada Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd "Love me harder" 9 130
19 France France Kendji Girac "Andalouse" 5 171
20 Czech Republic Czech Republic Adam Misik "Tvoje svety" 21 88
21 Spain Spain Ruth Lorenzo "Gigantes" 8 126
22 Lebanon Lebanon Carole Samaha "Sahranine" 22 75
23 Denmark Denmark Tim Schou "Supernova" 10 124
24 Portugal Portugal Mónica Ferraz "Let me be" 13 111
25 Slovenia Slovenia Maraaya "Lovin' me" 3 179
26 Germany Germany Jan Leyk ft. Madazin "Gladiators" 18 99
27 China China Henry Lau "Trap" 16 107

Returning countries Edit

Artist Country Previous participation
Mariana Popova Bulgaria Bulgaria USC 39, USC 50 (with Miro)
Ariana Grande Canada Canada USC 66 (with Iggy Azalea, for Tuvalu Tuvalu), USC 67 (with MIKA, for Lebanon Lebanon)
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, USC 69 (with Ministarke)
Eleftheria Eleftheriou Cyprus Cyprus USC 37, USC 42
Tim Schou Denmark Denmark USC 52 (in A Friend in London)
Olly Murs England England USC 54
Janna Finland Finland USC 59, USC 66
Kendji Girac France France USC 68 (for Monaco Monaco)
Simona Poposka North Macedonia North Macedonia USC 41, USC 68 (with Filip Kirjaku)
Dolcenera Italy Italy USC 45 (for San Marino San Marino), USC 63 (for San Marino San Marino), USC 67
Die Antwoord Lesotho Lesotho USC 48 (for South Africa South Africa), USC 70
Liepa Mondekaite Lithuania Lithuania USC 53 (with Lauris Reiniks)
Delain Netherlands Netherlands USC 55
Tara Wills Panama Panama USC 43
Mónica Ferraz Portugal Portugal USC 38
Amy Macdonald Scotland Scotland USC 06, USC 44
Ruth Lorenzo Spain Spain USC 28, USC 55
Molly Sandén Sweden Sweden USC 43 (with Christopher, for Faroe Islands Faroe Islands)
Hồ Ngọc Hà Vietnam Vietnam USC 48 (with Noo Phước Thịnh), USC 58
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