eurovision 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
“Light Your Fire!”
Eurovision Song Contest 2012.svg
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 İctimai Television (İTV)
Opening act Final: Ell & Nikki, “Running Scared”
Interval act
  • Semi-final 1: Natig Rhythm Group[3]
  • Semi-final 2: Marija Šerifović,Dima Bilan, Alexander Rybak,Lena, Ell & Nikki[4]
  • Final: Emin Agalarov[5]
Participants
Number of entries 42
Debuting countries None
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries
  •   

History

The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was the 57th annual Eurovision Song Contest. Following Ell & Nikki’s win at the 2011 Contest, the festival was brought to the city of Baku, Azerbaijan. The two semi-finals were held on 22 and 24 May 2012, and the final was held on 26 May 2012 at the newly constructed Baku Crystal Hall. Forty-two countries announced their participation in the contest, with Montenegro returning, having last taken part in 2009, and Poland and Armenia withdrawing.
The design of the contest was built around the motto “Light your fire!”, inspired by the nickname “Land of Fire”, by which Azerbaijan is commonly known.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. 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.
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. Baku, the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region, was named the host city for the contest.
The design of the contest is built around the motto “Light your fire!”, inspired by the nickname of Azerbaijan itself, “Land of Fire”.Each introductory video postcard begins with a shot of the artist and performers, followed with the flag and country name in a handwritten font with a background resembling the yellow, orange and red fire of the 2012 theme art.

final -results

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
Engelbert Humperdinck

 
Love Will Set You Free

012 25
02 Hungary

Flag of Hungary
Compact Disco

 
Sound Of Our Hearts

019 24
03 Albania

Flag of Albania
Rona Nishliu

 
Suus

146 05
04 Lithuania

Flag of Lithuania
Donny Montell

 
Love Is Blind

070 14
05 Bosnia & Herzegovina

Flag of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Maya Sar

 
Korake Ti Znam

055 18
06 Russia

Flag of Russia
Buranovskiye Babushki

 
Party For Everybody

259 02
07 Iceland

Flag of Iceland
Greta Salóme & Jónsi

 
Never Forget

046 20
08 Cyprus

Flag of Cyprus
Ivi Adamou

 
La La Love

065 16
09 France

Flag of France
Anggun

 
Echo (You And I)

021 22
10 Italy

Flag of Italy
Nina Zilli

 
L’Amore È Femmina (Out Of Love)

101 09
11 Estonia

Flag of Estonia
Ott Lepland

 
Kuula

120 06
12 Norway

Flag of Norway
Tooji

 
Stay

007 26
13 Azerbaijan

Flag of Azerbaijan
Sabina Babayeva

 
When The Music Dies

150 04
14 Romania

Flag of Romania
Mandinga

 
Zaleilah

071 12
15 Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Soluna Samay

 
Should’ve Known Better

021 23
16 Greece

Flag of Greece
Eleftheria Eleftheriou

 
Aphrodisiac

064 17
17 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Loreen

 
Euphoria

372 01
18 Turkey

Flag of Turkey
Can Bonomo

 
Love Me Back

112 07
19 Spain

Flag of Spain
Pastora Soler

 
Quédate Conmigo (Stay With Me)

097 10
20 Germany

Flag of Germany
Roman Lob

 
Standing Still

110 08
21 Malta

Flag of Malta
Kurt Calleja

 
This Is The Night

041 21
22 Fyrom

Flag of F.Y.R. Macedonia
Kaliopi

 
Crno I Belo

071 13
23 Ireland

Flag of Ireland
Jedward

 
Waterline

046 19
24 Serbia

Flag of Serbia
Željko Joksimović

 
Nije Ljubav Stvar

214 03
25 Ukraine

Flag of Ukraine
Gaitana

 
Be My Guest

065 15
26 Moldova

Flag of Moldova
Pasha Parfeny

 
Lăutar

081 11

semi final 1- results

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Montenegro

Flag of Montenegro
Rambo Amadeus

 
Euro Neuro

020 15
02 Iceland

Flag of Iceland
Greta Salóme & Jónsi

 
Never Forget

075 08
03 Greece

Flag of Greece
Eleftheria Eleftheriou

 
Aphrodisiac

116 04
04 Latvia

Flag of Latvia
Anmary

 
Beautiful Song

017 16
05 Albania

Flag of Albania
Rona Nishliu

 
Suus

146 02
06 Romania

Flag of Romania
Mandinga

 
Zaleilah

120 03
07 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Sinplus

 
Unbreakable

045 11
08 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Iris

 
Would You?

016 17
09 Finland

Flag of Finland
Pernilla

 
När Jag Blundar

041 12
10 Israel

Flag of Israel
Izabo

 
Time

033 13
11 San Marino

Flag of San Marino
Valentina Monetta

 
The Social Network Song (Oh Oh – Uh – Oh Oh)

031 14
12 Cyprus

Flag of Cyprus
Ivi Adamou

 
La La Love

091 07
13 Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Soluna Samay

 
Should’ve Known Better

063 09
14 Russia

Flag of Russia
Buranovskiye Babushki

 
Party For Everybody

152 01
15 Hungary

Flag of Hungary
Compact Disco

 
Sound Of Our Hearts

052 10
16 Austria

Flag of Austria
Trackshittaz

 
Woki Mit Deim Popo

008 18
17 Moldova

Flag of Moldova
Pasha Parfeny

 
Lăutar

100 05
18 Ireland

Flag of Ireland
Jedward

 
Waterline

092 06

semi final 2- results

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Serbia

Flag of Serbia
Željko Joksimović

 
Nije Ljubav Stvar

159 02
02 Fyrom

Flag of F.Y.R. Macedonia
Kaliopi

 
Crno I Belo

053 09
03 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Joan Franka

 
You And Me

035 15
04 Malta

Flag of Malta
Kurt Calleja

 
This Is The Night

070 07
05 Belarus

Flag of Belarus
Litesound

 
We Are The Heroes

035 16
06 Portugal

Flag of Portugal
Filipa Sousa

 
Vida Minha

039 13
07 Ukraine

Flag of Ukraine
Gaitana

 
Be My Guest

064 08
08 Bulgaria

Flag of Bulgaria
Sofi Marinova

 
Love Unlimited

045 11
09 Slovenia

Flag of Slovenia
Eva Boto

 
Verjamem

031 17
10 Croatia

Flag of Croatia
Nina Badrić

 
Nebo

042 12
11 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Loreen

 
Euphoria

181 01
12 Georgia

Flag of Georgia
Anri Jokhadze

 
I’m A Joker

036 14
13 Turkey

Flag of Turkey
Can Bonomo

 
Love Me Back

080 05
14 Estonia

Flag of Estonia
Ott Lepland

 
Kuula

100 04
15 Slovakia

Flag of Slovakia
Max Jason Mai

 
Don’t Close Your Eyes

022 18
16 Norway

Flag of Norway
Tooji

 
Stay

045 10
17 Bosnia & Herzegovina

Flag of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Maya Sar

 
Korake Ti Znam

077 06
18 Lithuania

Flag of Lithuania
Donny Montell

 
Love Is Blind

104 03

Returning artists
Four artists returned in this year’s contest. Kaliopi for Macedonia who previously participated in the 1996 contest with the song “Samo ti”, which placed in 26th position in the pre-qualifying round. Jónsi for Iceland[58] and Željko Joksimović for Serbia both previously participated in 2004.
Joksimović had represented Serbia and Montenegro in 2004 with the song “Lane moje” which placed second in that year. Jónsi performed “Heaven” in 2004, which placed 19th. For a second consecutive year Jedward participated for Ireland, after their 8th place finish at the 2011 Contest with the song “Lipstick”.

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