Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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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 Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro
Withdrawing countries
Vote
Winning song Sweden Sweden
Loreen - "Euphoria"
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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.

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.

Final[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Eurovision 2012 hosts announced:Leyla, Nargiz & Eldar". Oikotimes.com. 16 April 2012. http://www.oikotimes.com/eurovision/2012/04/16/eurovision-2012-hosts-announced-leyla-eldar/.
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  4. "Lena, Rybak, Bilan, Šerifović Eurovision interval acts". Eurovision.tv. May 10, 2012. http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=lena_rybak_bilan_serifovic_eurovision_interval_acts. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  5. "Eurovision interval acts revealed". Eurovision.tv. May 2, 2012. http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=eurovision_interval_acts_revealed. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  6. "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. EBU. http://www.eurovision.tv/page/baku-2012/about/shows/final. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  7. "Results of the 2012 Running Order Draw!". European Broadcasting Union. 20 March 2012. http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=49623&_t=results_of_the_2012_running_order_draw. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  8. Siim, Jarmo (17 January 2012). "43 countries represented at Eurovision 2012". European Broadcasting Union. http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=44483&_t=43_countries_represented_at_eurovision_2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  9. "Eurovision Song Contest 2012". The Diggiloo Thrush. http://www.diggiloo.net/?2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Eurovision Song Contest Participants". European Broadcasting Union. http://www.eurovision.tv/page/baku-2012/about/shows/participants. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  11. "Albania: Suus Stays in Albanian". Eurovisiontimes. http://eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/albania-suus-stays-in-albanian/. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  12. "Albania: Rona Nishliu to Baku!". ESCDaily.com. http://escdaily.com/articles/29118. Retrieved 30 December 2011.