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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Theme "Light Your Fire!"
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 22nd May, 2012
Semi-final 2 date 24th May, 2012
Final date 26th May, 2012
Host
Venue Baku Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan
Presenter(s) Leyla Aliyeva,
Eldar Gasimov,
Nargiz Birk-Petersen
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Host broadcaster Flag of Azerbaijan İTV
Opening act Final: Ell & Nikki: "Running Scared"
Interval act Semi-final 1 Natig Rhythm Group

Semi-final 2: Marija Šerifović, Dima Bilan, Alexander Rybak, Lena, Ell & Nikki
Final: Emin Agalarov

Participants
Number of entries 42
Debuting countries None
Returning countries Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
Withdrawing countries Flag of Armenia Armenia
Flag of Poland Poland
Voting
Voting system 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 points for each ten country's favourites
Nul points None
Winner Flag of Sweden Sweden
"Euphoria" by Loreen
Eurovision Song Contest
2011 Wiki Eurovision Heart (Infobox).svg 2013

The Eurovision Song Contest 2012, commonly abbrieviated to Eurovision 2012 or ESC 2012 was the 56th annual contest of the Eurovision Song Contest. It was hosted in Baku Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan, after Ell and Nikki won for Azerbaijan in 2011 with "Running Scared". The two semi finals were hosted on the 22nd and 24th of May 2012 and the final on 26th of May, 2012.

The contest was won by singer, Loreen from Sweden with the song "Euphoria" which was written by Thomas G:son and Peter Boström. "Euphoria" earned a total of 372 points, placing it in the top spot. Russia finished in second place, with Serbia finishing in third. They were followed by the host country, Azerbaijan, which reached the 4th place. Albania achieved its first top 5 placing, and finished 5th, which was their best result to date. Germany, Italy and Spain were the three members of the "Big Five" that managed to rank within the top 10, finishing in 8th, 9th and 10th places respectively.

LocationEdit

Azerbaijan location map

Azerbaijan

Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. It is located on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, which projects into the Caspian Sea. The city consists of two principal parts: the downtown and the old Inner City (21.5 ha). Baku's urban population at the beginning of 2009 was estimated at just over two million people. Officially, about 25 percent of all inhabitants of the country live in the metropolitan city area of Baku. Azerbaijan's first Eurovision appearance was in 2008, and the nation has participated in the contest every year since. On 14 May 2011, Azerbaijan won the 2011 contest with "Running Scared" song by Ell and Nikki, bringing the hosting of the contest to the Caucasus nation of Azerbaijan, and its city Baku.

On 16 May 2011, it was announced that a special concert complex with 23,000 seats for the 2012 Contest was to be built near National Flag Square in Baku. Three days later, organisers announced that they may use the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium which contains 37,000 seats, or the Heydar Aliyev Sports and Exhibition Complex. On 4 August 2011, it was confirmed that the laying of foundations for the Baku Crystal Hall had started near the National Flag Square, but did not confirm that this was the location. The foundations were completed on 14 October 2011, but the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest, still did not confirm the location. Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, which is currently under repairs to host the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in September–October 2012, was to be used as a back-up option.

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Baku Crystal Hall in May

On 8 September 2011, Azad Azerbaijan TV (ATV) reported that Baku Crystal Hall would be the venue of Eurovision Song Contest 2012, despite not being the host broadcaster of the contest. No formal confirmation was made at the time by the EBU. On 31 October 2011, Ismayil Omarov, the director general of Azerbaijani national broadcaster İctimai Television announced that a decision on the venue choice would be taken by the steering committee in January 2012. On 25 January 2012, it was confirmed that the Baku Crystal Hall would be the venue of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Even though the venue had an extended capacity of 23,000 people, only 16,000 people were able to attend each show.


Baku Crystal Hall was built in order to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. On 2 August 2011, the main agreement was signed with Alpine Bau Deutschland AG to construct the venue and preparations for construction had been started in the area. Even though the full cost of the contract was not named, the government allocated 6 million AZN for the construction of the venue. On 5 September 2011, it was announced that the venue will hold 23,000 spectators. The arena also contains VIP lounges. Tickets for the festival became available online for purchase on 28 February 2012.

Semi Final 1Edit

Semi final 1 was on the 22nd of May, 2012 in Baku Crystal Hall. Azerbaijain, Italy and Spain voted in this semi final. The EBU allowed the Albanian broadcaster, RTSH to show the show in Albania later and only used their jury votes because of a serious bus accident in the country.

Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Montenegro English Rambo Amadeus "Euro Neuro" 15 20
02 Iceland English Gréta Salóme and Jónsi "Never Forget" 8 75
03 Greece English Eleftheria Eleftheriou "Aphrodisiac" 4 116
04 Latvia English Anmary "Beautiful Song" 16 17
05 Albania Albanian Rona Nishliu "Suus" Personal 2 146
06 Romania English, Spanish Mandinga "Zaleilah" 3 120
07 Switzerland English Sinplus "Unbreakable" 11 45
08 Belgium English Iris "Would You?" 17 16
09 Finland Finnish Pernilla Karlsson "När jag blundar" When I close my eyes 12 41
10 Israel English, Hebrew Izabo "Time" 13 33
11 San Marino English Valentina Monetta "The Social Network Song" 14 31
12 Cyprus English Ivi Adamou "La La Love" 7 91
13 Denmark English Soluna Samay "Should've Known Better" 9 63
14 Russia Udmurt, English Buranovskiye Babushki "Party For Everybody" 1 152
15 Hungary English Compact Disco "Sound of Our Hearts" 10 52
16 Austria German Trackshittaz "Woki mit deim Popo" Shake your bottom 18 8
17 Moldova English Pasha Parfeny "Lăutar" Traditional Musician 5 100
18 Ireland English Jedward "Waterline" 6 92


Voting ResultsEdit

Voting results
ESCTotaltscoreJ ESCMontenegroJ ESCIcelandJ ESCGreeceJ ESCLatviaJ ESCAlbaniaJ ESCRomaniaJ ESCSwitzerlandJ ESCBelgiumJ ESCFinlandJ ESCIsraelJ ESCSan MarinoJ ESCCyprusJ ESCDenmarkJ ESCRussiaJ ESCHungaryJ ESCAustriaJ ESCMoldovaJ ESCIrelandJ ESCAzerbaijanJ ESCItalyJ ESCSpainJ
ESCConJ Montenegro 20 12 8
Iceland 75 5 5 5 4 5 10 4 3 8 10 1 4 2 2 1 6
Greece 116 10 5 8 12 3 8 3 7 12 4 5 1 10 10 10 5 3
Latvia 17 2 4 4 4 3
Albania 146 12 3 10 4 4 12 10 5 5 10 10 7 2 10 12 1 1 12 12 4
Romania 120 7 4 8 5 2 4 8 6 6 1 8 3 5 12 12 7 10 12
Switzerland 45 2 7 3 2 1 1 2 8 3 8 8
Belgium 16 4 2 1 2 6 1
Finland 41 7 6 1 1 1 2 8 12 3
Israel 33 3 1 5 1 3 6 5 7 2
San Marino 31 4 2 10 7 5 3
Cyprus 91 6 12 12 3 6 7 3 1 10 7 3 5 1 7 8
Denmark 63 8 1 8 3 10 8 4 4 3 1 7 6
Russia 152 8 6 7 12 6 8 12 12 12 2 7 12 7 10 6 8 8 2 7
Hungary 52 7 8 6 6 4 5 5 4 5 2
Austria 8 1 5 2
Moldova 100 3 6 2 4 10 7 6 6 5 3 6 12 2 6 2 6 4 10
Ireland 92 1 10 3 10 7 7 7 12 2 10 6 8 4 5



Jury/Televote results for semi-final 1Edit

Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Russia 189 Albania 131
2 Romania 132 Moldova 107
3 Albania 131 Greece 103
4 Ireland 116 Cyprus 90
5 Greece 110 Romania 87
6 Cyprus 99 Denmark 81
7 Moldova 85 Hungary 76
8 Iceland 79 Russia 75
9 Denmark 53 Israel 72
10 Switzerland 49 Ireland 72
11 Hungary 39 Iceland 70
12 Finland 36 Finland 57
13 San Marino 25 Switzerland 45
14 Montenegro 24 San Marino 42
15 Latvia 18 Belgium 38
16 Israel 16 Montenegro 28
17 Austria 15 Austria 27
18 Belgium 2 Latvia 17

Semi Final 2Edit

Semi Final 2 was on the 24th of May, 2012, in Baku Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan. France, Germany and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final. Armenia was suppoused to perform in this semi-final, but they later withdew due to security reasons. This is the first time in the Eurovision Song Contest that two songs tied for tenth place.

Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Serbia Serbian Željko Joksimović "Nije ljubav stvar" Love is not an object 2 159
02 Macedonia Macedonian Kaliopi "Crno i belo" Black and White 9 53
03 Netherlands English Joan Franka "You and Me" __ 15 35
04 Malta English Kurt Calleja "This Is the Night" __ 7 70
05 Belarus English Litesound "We are the Heroes" 16 35
06 Portugal Portuguesse Filipa Sousa "Vida minha" Life of mine 13 39
07 Ukraine English Gaitana "Be My Guest" __ 8 64
08 Bulgaria Bulgarian[1] Sofi Marinova "Love Unlimited" __ 11 45
09 Slovenia Slovne Eva Boto "Verjamen" I beleive 17 31
10 Croatia Croatian Nina Badrić "Nebo" Heaven 12 42
11 Sweden English Loreen "Euphoria" __ 1 181
12 Georgia English, Georgian Anri Jokhadze "I'm a Joker" __ 14 36
13 Turkey English Can Bonomo "Love Me Back" __ 5 80
14 Estonia Estonian Ott Lepland "Kuula" Hear Me 4 100
15 Slovakia English Max Jason Mai "Don't Close Your Eyes" __ 18 22
16 Norway English Tooji "Stay" __ 10 45
17 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian MayaSar "Korake ti znam" I know your steps 6 77
18 Lithuania English Donny Montel "Love is blind" __ 3 104
  1. The song contains parts in Arabic, Azerbaijanai, English, French, Greek, Italian, Romani, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Turkish.


Voting ResultsEdit

Voting results
ESCTotaltscoreJ ESCSerbia-J ESCMacedoniaJ ESCNetherlandsJ ESCMaltaJ ESCBelarusJ ESCPortugalJ ESCUkraineJ ESCBulgariaJ ESCSloveniaJ ESCCroatiaJ ESCSwedenJ ESCGeorgiaJ ESCTurkeyJ ESCEstoniaJ ESCSlovakiaJ ESCNorwayJ ESCBosniaJ ESCLithuaniaJ ESCFranceJ ESCGermanyJ ESCUnitedKingdomJ
ESCConJ
Serbia 159 12 10 5 8 8 8 12 12 10 8 10 1 8 10 10 2 12 10 3
Macedonia 53 8 1 2 5 7 6 7 1 8 8
Netherlands 35 2 1 7 7 3 3 8 4
Malta 70 3 2 2 5 6 6 4 5 4 4 6 3 2 6 12
Belarus 35 1 1 4 12 2 8 7
Portugal 39 6 3 3 1 5 5 4 1 8 3
Ukraine 64 4 3 6 12 2 5 1 6 6 5 1 2 2 5 2 2
Bulgaria 45 2 6 2 6 10 6 3 3 2 5
Slovenia 31 10 4 8 5 4
Croatia 42 12 7 1 1 8 12 1
Sweden 181 7 8 12 8 7 10 7 10 10 6 12 5 12 12 12 7 10 6 12 8
Georgia 36 6 1 10 3 4 12
Turkey 80 10 7 12 2 8 7 3 2 3 1 6 7 6 6
Estonia 100 8 4 12 3 3 1 12 7 10 8 8 10 7 7
Slovakia 22 1 7 4 3 6 1
Norway 45 3 3 3 3 2 10 4 8 4 1 4
Bosnia and Herzegovina 77 5 5 5 5 1 5 12 5 2 12 6 4 4 5 1
Lithuania 104 6 4 10 10 7 4 4 7 4 2 5 2 10 7 7 5 10



Jury/Televote results for semi-final 2Edit

Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Sweden 180 Sweden 145
2 Serbia 148 Serbia 141
3 Lithuania 128 Ukraine 109
4 Turkey 114 Estonia 102
5 Estonia 88 Malta 97
6 Norway 72 Bosnia and Herzegovina 77
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina 70 Croatia 66
8 Macedonia 63 Georgia 62
9 Bulgaria 59 Macedonia 72
10 Netherlands 51 Lithuania 55
11 Malta 39 Belarus 52
12 Belarus 37 Portugal 49
13 Portugal 37 Turkey 42
14 Croatia 34 Slovenia 40
15 Slovakia 32 Slovakia 40
16 Slovenia 27 Netherlands 31
17 Ukraine 24 Bulgaria 27
18 Georgia 15 Norway 25

FinalEdit

Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 United Kingdom English

Engelbert Humperdinick

"Love Will Set You Free"

__ 25 7
02 Hungary English Compact Disco

"Sound of Our Hearts"

__ 24 19
03 Albania Albanian Rona Nishliu "Suus" Personal 5 146
04 Lithuania English Donny Montell "Love is Blind" __ 14 70
05 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian MayaSar "Korake ti znam" I know you steps 18 55
06 Russia Udmurt, English Buranovskiye Babushki "Party for Everybody" __ 2 259
07 Iceland English Gréta Salóme and Jónsi "Never Forget" __ 20 46
08 Cyprus English Ivi Adamou "La La Love" __ 25 12
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 Babyeva "When the Music Dies" __ 4 150
14 Romania Spanish, English Mandinga

"Zaleilah"

__ 12 71
15 Denmark English 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 English Pasha Parfeny "Lăutar" Tradional Musician 11 81


Voting ResultsEdit

Voting results
ESCTotaltscoreJ ESCUnitedKingdomJ ESCHungaryJ ESCAlbaniaJ ESCLithuaniaJ ESCBosniaJ ESCRussiaJ ESCIcelandJ ESCCyprusJ ESCFranceJ ESCItalyJ ESCEstoniaJ ESCNorwayJ ESCAzerbaijanJ ESCRomaniaJ ESCDenmarkJ ESCGreeceJ ESCSwedenJ ESCTurkeyJ ESCSpainJ ESCGermanyJ ESCMaltaJ ESCMacedoniaJ ESCIrelandJ ESCSerbia-J ESCUkraineJ ESCMoldovaJ ESCMontenegroJ ESCLatviaJ ESCSwitzerlandJ ESCBelgiumJ ESCFinlandJ ESCIsraelJ ESCSan MarinoJ ESCAustriaJ ESCNetherlandsJ ESCBelarusJ ESCPortugalJ ESCBulgariaJ ESCSloveniaJ ESCCroatiaJ ESCGeorgiaJ ESCSlovakiaJ
ESCConJ United Kingdom 12 5 4 2 1
Hungary 19 7 1 2 1 8
Albania 146 8 6 4 12 1 5 10 1 5 6 1 12 1 10 1 12 10 6 12 8 4 3 5 3
Lithuania 70 7 5 3 3 6 4 4 7 1 4 1 8 5 12
Bosnia and Herzegovina 55 10 7 5 6 1 7 7 10 2
Russia 259 3 7 3 6 3 7 5 4 10 8 8 10 4 8 4 7 7 8 7 3 4 6 7 10 6 4 10 8 8 7 10 5 4 12 8 6 8 6 5 3
Iceland 46 6 1 6 5 6 4 3 7 4 4
Cyprus 65 6 2 8 5 2 2 12 12 5 8 3
France 21 2 6 2 3 6 2
Italy 101 5 7 4 2 1 7 4 3 3 1 2 10 5 2 4 5 2 5 4 7 2 5 2 4 5
Estonia 120 4 8 6 10 10 7 8 6 4 8 1 2 8 10 7 4 7 10
Norway 7 1 3 3
Azerbaijan 150 2 4 12 7 10 8 5 12 12 2 1 3 12 10 5 8 4 7 10 10 6
Romania 71 1 3 2 7 6 1 7 4 10 5 12 3 6 4
Denmark 21 5 2 2 2 5 5
Greece 64 12 1 3 12 5 8 3 1 4 5 4 2 2 1 1
Sweden 372 12 12 5 10 8 12 12 10 12 12 12 7 10 12 6 6 12 12 6 6 12 10 6 7 7 12 7 12 12 12 3 12 12 6 3 8 10 7 8 12
Turkey 112 1 3 10 1 4 5 12 3 2 6 8 8 8 3 7 1 5 3 8 7 7
Spain 97 8 1 5 2 6 6 4 6 4 8 6 3 10 1 6 6 12 3
Germany 110 6 10 2 3 7 8 10 3 10 3 2 10 7 4 1 4 2 10 2 4 2
Malta 41 5 7 8 2 1 6 7 2 3
Macedonia 71 8 12 1 8 12 3 8 2 2 6 8 1
Ireland 46 10 4 1 4 5 5 4 4 5 1 3
Serbia 214 4 1 5 10 4 3 7 8 6 10 5 8 10 10 5 10 2 3 12 10 5 2 6 10 10 5 12 12 12 7
Ukraine 65 2 8 3 1 1 3 1 2 7 3 3 8 6 10 1 6
Moldova 81 2 7 4 12 7 2 7 8 3 2 5 8 1 5 6 1 1
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals.


Jury/Televote results for the finalEdit

Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Sweden 343 Sweden 296
2 Russia 332 Serbia 173
3 Serbia 211 Albania 157
4 Turkey 176 Italy 157
5 Azerbaijan 151 Spain 154
6 Germany 125 Estonia 152
7 Romania 117 Ukraine 125
8 Albania 106 Azerbaijan 118
9 Greece 89 Moldova 104
10 Ireland 89 Germany 98
11 Macedonia 79 Russia 94
12 Estonia 78 Cyprus 85
13 Moldova 75 France 85
14 Lithuania 68 Lithuania 82
15 Cyprus 63 Bosnia and Herzegovina 71
16 Bosnia and Herzegovina 57 Malta 70
17 Italy 56 Macedonia 69
18 Spain 45 Greece 60
19 Iceland 39 Iceland 53
20 Ukraine 37 Romania 53
21 United Kingdom 36 Denmark 51
22 Hungary 20 Turkey 50
23 Denmark 18 Hungary 30
24 Norway 16 Norway 24
25 Malta 10 Ireland 14
26 France 0 United Kingdom 11

Twelve pointsEdit

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
18 Sweden Austria, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Netherlands, Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Denmark, Latvia, Spain, Finland, Germany, Russia, Hungary, Israel, Ireland
4 Albania San Marino, Switzerland, Macedonia, Italy
Azerbaijan Ukraine, Malta, Turkey, Lithuania
Serbia Montenegro, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia
2 Cyprus Greece, Sweden
Greece Albania, Cyprus
Macedonia Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
1 Lithuania Georgia
Moldova Romania
Romania Moldova
Russia Belarus
Spain Portugal
Turkey Azerbaijan


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