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Eurovision Song Contest 2012

57th Eurovision Song Contest

The 57th Annual Eurovision Song Contest was held in Baku, Azerbaijan in May of 2012.[6] It was held in Azerbaijan since they won in 2011 with their singers Ell & Nikki with their song "Running Scared" in Düsseldorf, Germany. Forty-two countries announced their participation in this year's contest which less than the 2011 edition when that year, forty-three countries participated in the contest. This year's contest, saw the return of Montenegro after not being part in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2009 and the withdrawal of Armenia and Poland.

Eurovision Song Contest 2012
"Light Your Fire!"
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 22 May 2012
Semi-final 2 date 24 May 2012
Final date 26 May 2012
Host
Venue Baku Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan
Presenter(s) Leyla Aliyeva,
Eldar Gasimov and
Nargiz Birk-Petersen[1][2]
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Host broadcaster Azerbaijan İTV
Interval act
Participants
Number of entries 42
Debuting countries None
Returning countries  Montenegro
Withdrawing countries
Vote
Winning song Sweden Sweden
Loreen - "Euphoria"
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Sweden and its representative Loreen, won the contest with the song "Euphoria" with 372 points; ahead Russia, Serbia, the host of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, Azerbaijan and Albania.

FinalEdit

Draw[7] Country[8] Language[9] Artist[10] Song[10] English translation Place Points
01   United Kingdom English Engelbert Humperdinck "Love Will Set You Free"  — 25 12
02   Hungary English Compact Disco "Sound of Our Hearts"  — 24 19
03   Albania Albanian[11] Rona Nishliu "Suus"3 Personal[12] 4 5 146
04   Lithuania English Donny Montell "Love Is Blind" 14 70
05   Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian MayaSar "Korake ti znam" I know your steps 18 55
06   Russia Udmurt, English Buranovskiye Babushki "Party for Everybody"  — 2 259
07   Iceland English Gréta Salóme & Jónsi "Never Forget"  — 20 46
08   Cyprus English Ivi Adamou "La La Love"  — 16 65
09   France French, English Anggun "Echo (You and I)"  — 22 21
10   Italy English, Italian Nina Zilli "L'amore è femmina (Out of Love)" Love Is Female (Out of love) 9 101
11   Estonia Estonian Ott Lepland "Kuula" Hear Me 6 120
12   Norway English Tooji "Stay"  — 26 7
13   Azerbaijan English Sabina Babayeva "When the Music Dies"  — 4 150
14   Romania Spanish, English Mandinga "Zaleilah"  — 12 71
15   Denmark English6 Soluna Samay "Should've Known Better"  — 23 21
16   Greece English Eleftheria Eleftheriou "Aphrodisiac"  — 17 64
17   Sweden English Loreen "Euphoria"  — 1 372
18   Turkey English Can Bonomo "Love Me Back"  — 7 112
19   Spain Spanish Pastora Soler "Quédate conmigo" Stay with me 10 97
20   Germany English Roman Lob "Standing Still"  — 8 110
21   Malta English Kurt Calleja "This Is the Night"  — 21 41
22   Macedonia Macedonian Kaliopi "Crno i belo" (Црно и бело) Black and white 13 71
23   Ireland English Jedward "Waterline"  — 19 46
24   Serbia Serbian Željko Joksimović "Nije ljubav stvar"
(Није љубав ствар)
Love is not an object 3 214
25   Ukraine English Gaitana "Be My Guest"  — 15 65
26   Moldova English8 Pasha Parfeny "Lăutar" Traditional musician 11 81

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Eldar, Nargiz, Leyla to host Eurovision 2012". EBU. 16 April 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. "Eurovision 2012 hosts announced:Leyla, Nargiz & Eldar". Oikotimes.com. 16 April 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. "Live report from the First Semi-Final dress rehearsal". Eurovision.tv. May 21, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  4. "Lena, Rybak, Bilan, Šerifović Eurovision interval acts". Eurovision.tv. May 10, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  5. "Eurovision interval acts revealed". Eurovision.tv. May 2, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  6. "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  7. "Results of the 2012 Running Order Draw!". European Broadcasting Union. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  8. Siim, Jarmo (17 January 2012). "43 countries represented at Eurovision 2012". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  9. "Eurovision Song Contest 2012". The Diggiloo Thrush. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Eurovision Song Contest Participants". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  11. "Albania: Suus Stays in Albanian". Eurovisiontimes. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  12. "Albania: Rona Nishliu to Baku!". ESCDaily.com. Retrieved 30 December 2011.