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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.png North Macedonia

Participants

59

Debuting countries

None

Returning countries

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

Withdrawing countries

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

Winner

USA.png United States
Carrie Underwood
"Something in the water"

Timeline

◄ Kiev 71 Eurovision Heart.png 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

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

ft. Madizin

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

Semifinal 2

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Canada.png Canada Ariana Grande

ft. The Weeknd

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

ft. Pomme

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

ft. Camille Lou

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

Semifinal 3

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

ft. Ale Alberti

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

& Saša Matić

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

Grand Final

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

Returning countries

Artist Country Previous participation
Mariana Popova Bulgaria.png Bulgaria USC 39, USC 50 (with Miro)
Ariana Grande Canada.png Canada USC 66 (with Iggy Azalea, for Tuvalu.png Tuvalu), USC 67 (with MIKA, for Lebanon.png Lebanon)
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, USC 69 (with Ministarke)
Eleftheria Eleftheriou Cyprus.png Cyprus USC 37, USC 42
Tim Schou Denmark.png Denmark USC 52 (in A Friend in London)
Olly Murs England.png England USC 54
Janna Finland.png Finland USC 59, USC 66
Kendji Girac France.png France USC 68 (for Monaco.png Monaco)
Simona Poposka North Macedonia.png North Macedonia USC 41, USC 68 (with Filip Kirjaku)
Dolcenera Italy.png Italy USC 45 (for San Marino.png San Marino), USC 63 (for San Marino.png San Marino), USC 67
Die Antwoord Lesotho.png Lesotho USC 48 (for South Africa.png South Africa), USC 70
Liepa Mondekaite Lithuania.png Lithuania USC 53 (with Lauris Reiniks)
Delain Netherlands.png Netherlands USC 55
Tara Wills Panama.png Panama USC 43
Mónica Ferraz Portugal.png Portugal USC 38
Amy Macdonald Scotland.png Scotland USC 06, USC 44
Ruth Lorenzo Spain.png Spain USC 28, USC 55
Molly Sandén Sweden.png Sweden USC 43 (with Christopher, for Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands)
Hồ Ngọc Hà Vietnam.png Vietnam USC 48 (with Noo Phước Thịnh), USC 58
Editions of the Universong Contest
Universong 1 - Zwolle 2 - Linz 3 - Bucharest 4 - The Hague 5 - Motala 6 - Reykjavik 7 - Valletta 8 - The Hague 9 - Cork 10 - Bucharest 11 - Malmö 12 - Bruges 13 - Bucharest 14 - Venice 15 - Paris 16 - Bogota 17 - Zagreb 18 - Osijek 19 - Cardiff 20 - Wellington 21 - Constanta 22 - Chisinau 23 - Rome 24 - Iasi-Istanbul 25 - Amsterdam 26 - Prilep 27 - Andorra la Vella 28 - Athens 29 - Thessaloniki 30 - Copenhagen 31 - Milan 32 - Istanbul 33 - Nicosia 34 - Saranda 35 - Piraeus 36 - Capri 37 - London 38 - Lisbon 39 - Manchester 40 - Cardiff 41 - Newcastle 42 - Vaduz 43 - Reykjavik 44 - Helsinki 45 - Liverpool 46 - Castrovillari 47 - Annaba 48 - Yerevan 49 - Akureyri 50 - Stockholm 51 - Budapest 52 - Vilnius 53 - Turku 54 - Den Bosch 55 - Tromso 56 - Espoo 57 - Leeds 58 - Nokia 59 - Orebro 60 - Los Angeles 61 - Paris 62 - Florence 63 - Uppsala 64 - Sydney 65 - Limassol 66 - Melbourne 67 - Barcelona-Vaduz 68 - Berlin 69 - Johannesburg 70 - Kiev 71 - Ohrid 72 - New York 73 - St. Petersburg 74 - Jerusalem 75 - Zagreb 76 - Monte Carlo 77 - Tehran 78 - Nuuk 79 - Perth 80 - San Juan 81 - Split 82 - Thorshavn 83 - Dublin 84 - Amsterdam 85 - San Marino 86 - Luxembourg 87 - Saint-Denis 88 - Tromso 89 - Madrid 90 - Gothenburg 91 - Santiago de Chile 92 - Tehran 93 - Esch-sur-Alzette 94 - Rome 95 - Tallinn 96 - Baku 97 - Sydney 98