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Own Eurovision Song Contest 1
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OESC 01
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 8 May 2012
Semi-final 2 date 9 May 2012
Second chance date 10 May 2012
Final date 13 May 2012
Host
Venue Zimbru Stadium
Chișinău, Moldova
Presenter(s) Dan Bălan
Aliona Munteanu
Executive supervisor Mihai1103
Executive producer Mihai1103
Host broadcaster TeleRadio-Moldova (TRM)
Opening act Te Deum (Prelude (Marche en rondeau))
Participants
Number of entries 29
Debuting countries See below
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries None
Disqualified countries Andorra Andorra
Italy Italy
San Marino San Marino
Switzerland Switzerland
Vote
Voting system Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Null points None
Winning song Sweden Sweden
"The girl"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 1, often referred to as OESC #01, was the first edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest, held in Chișinău, Moldova.

Twenty-nine countries participated in the first contest. Charlotte Perrelli from Sweden won the contest with the song "The girl" receving a total of 115 points. Spain finished in second place, with Greece finishing in third place. They were followed by Romania, which reached the 4th place and Russia 5th place.

Twenty-two countries participated in the Grand Final. The host country, Moldova failed to make it into the first half of the leader board, receiving 42 points and placed 19th.


Venue

Zimbru Stadium is a football-specific stadium in Chişinău, Moldova completed in May, 2006 with a capacity of 10,400 people, corresponds to all norms required by UEFA and FIFA for national and international matches. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Zimbru Chişinău and the Moldova national football team.

The Moldovan football team's second biggest defeat took place in this stadium, a 5-0 defeat to England in September 2012, during FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualification.


Location

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Chișinău
Location of the host city in Moldova.

Chișinău is the capital and largest city of Moldova. It is also its main industrial and commercial centre, and is located in the middle of the country, on the river Bîc. According to January 2012 official estimates, Chișinău proper has a population of 723,500 and the municipality of Chișinău is home to 794,800 residents.
Founded in 1436 as a monastery village, the city was part of the Moldavian Principality. Chișinău was mentioned for the first time in 1436, when Moldavian princes Ilie and Ştefan gave several villages with the common name Cheseni near the Akbash well to one feudal lord Oancea for his good service. That year, Stephen III of Moldavia signed the donation to his uncle Vlaicu, who became the owner of the village Chișinău near the well Albișoara.
The second documentary attestation (this time about the village Chișinău) dates with the chronicles from 1466. Over the next centuries Chişinău's population steadily grows and at the beginning of the 19th century it had 7,000 inhabitants.
In 1812 Chișinău came under Russian imperial administration. Having got an official status of town in 1818, Chişinău became a centre of the Bessarabian district and since 1873 the centre of the Bessarabian province. If from 1812 till 1818 the Chişinău population had increased from 7 up to 18 thousand people, by the end of the 19th century it had grown up to 110,000. The growth of population was due to the immigrants from Russian Empire. In 1856, Chişinău was the Russian Empire's fifth biggest city, after Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa, and Riga.
The mayor of Chişinău office was established in 1817 as City Duma and its first mayors there were the captain Anghel Nour (1817–1821). Gavril Bănulescu-Bodoni was Metropolitan of Chişinău between 1812 and 1821. The Ştefan cel Mare Central Park was originally laid out in 1818.

Participants

Twenty-eight countries participated in one of the two semi-finals of the contest, with the host country pre-qualified to the Grand Final.

The final included the ten selected countries from each semi-final and a wildcard, making a total of twenty-two participants.

Confirmed and debuting countries

Below is a list of all debuting countries :


Results

Semifinals

The semi-finals took place in Chisinau on 8th of May 2012 and 9th May 2012. 28 countries took part in one of the two semi-finals.

Semi-final 1

  • fourteen countries participated in the first semifinal.
  • the ten countries, in this semi-final, with the highest scoring points, according to the voting of the countries, qualifies for the final.
  • Moldova Moldova (host country) voted in this semifinal.
  • Andorra Andorra and San Marino San Marino were disqualified.
Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Romania Romania English Corina "Munky Funky" 1 104
02 Belgium Belgium English Natalia "Drop a little" 12 25
03 Macedonia Macedonia Macedonian Robert Bilbilov feat. Viktorija Loba "Ti si vinovna" It's your fault 4 57
04 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian Azis "Hop" 6 55
05 Malta Malta English Raquela "Entertain me" 11 34
06 Slovenia Slovenia Slovenian Saša Lendero "Ne grem na kolena" I won't fall to my knees 9 42
07 Lebanon Lebanon Arabic, English Birgitte Yaghi "Albi w omri" My heart and life 5 56
08 Andorra Andorra Spanish Soraya "Solo por ti" Just for you 141 48
09 Serbia Serbia Serbian Ivana Pavković "U senci istine" In the shade of truth 7 53
10 Cyprus Cyprus Greek Michalis Hatzigiannis "Plai plai" Side by side 3 62
11 United Kingdom United Kingdom English Charlene Soraia "Wherever you will go" 10 38
12 San Marino San Marino Italian Emma "Non è l'inferno" It's not hell 131 64
13 Denmark Denmark English Eivør Pálsdóttir "Undo your mind" 8 42
14 Czech Republic Czech Republic English Verona "Hey boy" 2 74

Notes

1.^ The countries were disqualified for not voting.

Semi-final 2

  • fourteen countries participated in the second semifinal.
  • the ten countries, in this semi-final, with the highest scoring points, according to the voting of the countries, qualifies for the final.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina got the wildcard.
  • Italy Italy and Switzerland Switzerland were disqualified.
Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Russia Russia Russian Serebro "Dyshy" Breathe 3 67
02 Italy Italy Italian Modà feat. Emma "Arriverà" Coming 142 39
03 Albania Albania Albanian Anjeza Shahini "Në pasqyrë" In the mirror 10 45
04 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatian Hari Varesanovic & Nina Badric "Ne mogu ti reci sta je tuga" I can't tell you what is sadness 113 42
05 Ireland Ireland English Damo & Ivor "Everybody's drinkin" 12 34
06 Switzerland Switzerland Italian Nathalie "Vivo sospesa" Living suspended 132 40
07 Croatia Croatia Croatian Connect feat. Jelena Rozga "Dalmatinka" Dalmatian girl 9 46
08 Sweden Sweden English Charlotte Perrelli "The girl" 5 54
09 Greece Greece English Antique "Follow me" 1 101
10 Kosovo Kosovo Albanian Bubulina Krasniqi "Elementi i 5-të" The fifth element 4 60
11 Portugal Portugal Portuguese Catarina Pereira "Canta por mim" Sing for me 7 49
12 Turkey Turkey Turkish Aynur Aydin "Yenildim daima" Always been defeated 8 48
13 Spain Spain Spanish La Oreja De Van Gogh "La niña que llora en tus fiestas" The girl who cries at your parties 6 52
14 Armenia Armenia English Sirusho "I like it" 2 77

Notes

2.^ The countries were disqualified for not voting.
3.^ The countries who placed 11th place were allowed to battle for a second chance to reach the Grand Final, this country won the wildcard.

Second Chance Round

  • the second chance round took place on May 10, 2012.
Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Result
01 Malta Malta English Raquela "Entertain me" Eliminated
02 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatian Hari Varesanovic & Nina Badric "Ne mogu ti reci sta je tuga" I can't tell you what is sadness Final

Grand Final

The finalists are:

  • the host country: Moldova Moldova.
  • the top ten countries from the first semifinal.
  • the top ten countries from the second semifinal.
  • the wildcard, chosen from a country ranked 11th in the semifinals.
Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Slovenia Slovenia Slovenian Saša Lendero "Ne grem na kolena" I won't fall to my knees 17 52
02 Croatia Croatia Croatian Connect feat. Jelena Rozga "Dalmatinka" Dalmatian girl 10 79
03 Macedonia Macedonia Macedonian Robert Bilbilov feat. Viktorija Loba "Ti si vinovna" It's your fault 14 65
04 Lebanon Lebanon Arabic, English Brigitte Yaghi "Albi w omri" My heart and life 11 77
05 Greece Greece English Antique "Follow me" 3 99
06 Armenia Armenia English Sirusho "I like it" 6 96
07 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatian Hari Varesanovic & Nina Badric "Ne mogu ti reci sta je tuga" I can't tell you what is sadness 13 77
08 Albania Albania Albanian Anjeza Shahini "Në pasqyrë" In the mirror 22 21
09 Turkey Turkey Turkish Aynur Aydin "Yenildim daima" Always been defeated 9 79
10 Kosovo Kosovo Albanian Bubulina Krasniqi "Elementi i 5-të" The fifth element 12 77
11 Czech Republic Czech Republic English Verona "Hey boy" 8 82
12 Moldova Moldova Romanian Natalia Barbu "Suflet gol" Empty soul 19 42
13 United Kingdom United Kingdom English Charlene Soraia "Wherever you will go" 15 60
14 Spain Spain Spanish La Oreja de Van Gogh "La niña que llora en tus fiestas" The girl who cries at your parties 2 103
15 Russia Russia Russian Serebro "Dyshy" Breathe 5 97
16 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian Azis "Hop" 18 43
17 Serbia Serbia Serbian Ivana Pavković "U senci istine" In the shade of truth 16 59
18 Denmark Denmark English Eivør Pálsdóttir "Undo your mind" 21 24
19 Cyprus Cyprus Greek Michalis Hatzigiannis "Plai plai" Side by side 20 37
20 Romania Romania English Corina "Munky Funky" 4 98
21 Sweden Sweden English Charlotte Perrelli "The girl" 1 115
22 Portugal Portugal Portuguese Catarina Pereira "Canta por mim" Sing for me 7 84

Score sheet

First semi-final

Voting results Semi-Final 1
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg ESCRomaniaJ.svg ESCBelgiumJ.svg ESCMacedoniaJ.svg ESCBulgariaJ.svg ESCMaltaJ.svg ESCSloveniaJ.svg ESCLebanonJ.svg ESCAndorraJ.svg ESCSerbiaJ.svg ESCCyprusJ.svg ESCUnitedKingdomJ.svg ESCSan MarinoJ.svg ESCDenmarkJ.svg ESCCzechRepublicJ.svg ESCMoldovaJ.svg
ESCConJ.svg Romania 104 6 10 12 12 6 10 10 4 7 5 10 12
Belgium 25 1 6 8 1 1 6 2
Macedonia 57 3 10 12 1 12 10 4 3 2
Bulgaria 55 12 5 4 8 7 1 5 5 8
Malta 34 8 1 4 1 5 7 5 3
Slovenia 42 10 12 8 1 8 3
Lebanon 56 7 7 7 7 5 3 7 4 18
Andorra 48 4 8 7 2 3 3 2 7 6 2 4
Serbia 53 5 2 5 2 7 4 8 6 1 7 6
Cyprus 62 3 10 3 3 5 2 6 3 10 12 5
UK 38 12 1 4 12 5 4
San Marino 64 5 2 8 8 8 12 12 2 6 1
Denmark 42 2 4 6 6 1 3 2 3 8 7
Czech Republic 74 6 4 10 10 6 4 2 10 12 10


12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semifinal:

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Romania Bulgaria, Malta, Moldova
2 Macedonia Serbia, Slovenia
San Marino Cyprus, United Kingdom
United Kingdom Lebanon, Romania
1 Bulgaria Belgium
Cyprus Czech Republic
Czech Republic Lebanon
Slovenia Macedonia

Second semi-final

Voting results Semi-Final 2
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg ESCRussiaJ.svg ESCItalyJ.svg ESCAlbaniaJ.svg ESCBosniaJ.svg ESCIrelandJ.svg ESCSwitzerlandJ.svg ESCCroatiaJ.svg ESCSwedenJ.svg ESCGreeceJ.svg ESCKosovoJ.svg ESCPortugalJ.svg ESCTurkeyJ.svg ESCSpainJ.svg ESCArmeniaJ.svg ESCMoldovaJ.svg
ESCConJ.svg Russia 67 3 8 2 4 5 3 8 2 10 10 12
Italy 39 2 5 1 5 2 10 1 1 4 6 2
Albania 45 4 12 7 12 5 4 1
Bosnia&Herzegovina 42 7 6 3 12 5 1 2 5 1
Ireland 34 7 7 3 1 4 12
Switzerland 40 3 3 3 1 3 6 12 5 4
Croatia 46 8 5 12 10 8 3
Sweden 54 4 4 5 2 8 8 10 3 7 3
Greece 101 12 8 10 7 10 8 7 6 6 7 12 8
Kosovo 60 10 6 8 6 2 2 10 6 10
Portugal 49 6 12 4 10 4 3 1 2 7
Turkey 48 1 7 2 6 6 7 7 5 5 2
Spain 52 10 1 1 12 1 4 6 3 8 6
Armenia 77 5 2 4 10 8 12 12 4 7 8 5

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semifinal:

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
2 Albania Kosovo, Turkey
Armenia Greece, Sweden
Greece Armenia, Russia
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia
Croatia Bosnia-Herzegovina
Ireland Spain
Portugal Albania
Russia Moldova
Spain Ireland
Switzerland Portugal


Final




Voting results Grand Final
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg ESCSloveniaJ.svg ESCCroatiaJ.svg ESCMacedoniaJ.svg ESCLebanonJ.svg ESCGreeceJ.svg ESCArmeniaJ.svg ESCBosniaJ.svg ESCAlbaniaJ.svg ESCTurkeyJ.svg ESCKosovoJ.svg ESCCzechRepublicJ.svg ESCMoldovaJ.svg ESCUnitedKingdomJ.svg ESCSpainJ.svg ESCRussiaJ.svg ESCBulgariaJ.svg ESCSerbiaJ.svg ESCDenmarkJ.svg ESCCyprusJ.svg ESCRomaniaJ.svg ESCSwedenJ.svg ESCPortugalJ.svg ESCBelgiumJ.svg ESCMaltaJ.svg ESCAndorraJ.svg ESCSan MarinoJ.svg ESCItalyJ.svg ESCIrelandJ.svg ESCSwitzerlandJ.svg
ESCConJ.svg Slovenia 52 7 8 1 8 2 6 1 7 5 5 2
Croatia 79 12 12 6 12 3 3 6 8 12 5
Macedonia 65 7 5 10 7 10 10 6 10
Lebanon 77 1 1 5 10 2 5 10 7 2 5 7 5 3 2 12
Greece 99 6 1 6 12 4 3 1 12 8 7 7 2 6 7 7 4 6
Armenia 96 3 5 7 7 7 1 2 2 8 2 3 4 10 5 1 6 6 5 75
Bosnia&Herzegovina 77 10 12 10 5 3 7 10 12 8
Albania 21 7 1 4 5 4
Turkey 79 4 1 7 5 6 8 2 12 1 4 3 6 4 2 6 5 3
Kosovo 77 5 12 12 7 12 2 5 6 6 7 1 2
Czech Republic 82 8 4 8 2 8 8 5 5 7 8 8 3 8
Moldova 42 7 4 3 1 2 7 12 2 2 2
UK 60 6 12 3 2 10 7 2 1 1 8 8
Spain 103 5 3 10 10 3 4 5 10 6 4 6 3 5 1 4 4 3 10 7
Russia 97 8 8 3 6 10 4 12 8 8 3 10 8 8 1
Bulgaria 43 3 7 4 6 6 1 12 3 1
Serbia 59 10 5 7 1 2 4 10 3 6 6 5
Denmark 24 4 5 8 4 3
Cyprus 37 2 2 12 8 4 1 4 4
Romania 98 4 6 8 1 5 12 3 12 1 10 12 8 10 6
Sweden 115 2 3 8 10 10 1 3 4 4 3 12 10 12 10 10 3 10
Portugal 84 1 2 2 4 2 12 4 6 1 6 1 7 12 12 12
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals.

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the grand final.

N. Recipient nation Voting nation
4 Portugal Albania, Andorra, San Marino, Switzerland
Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia
3 Romania Bulgaria, Moldova, Sweden
Kosovo Czech Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom
2 Sweden Malta, Portugal
Greece Armenia, Russia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia, Cyprus
1 Russia Denmark
Turkey Spain
Lebanon Ireland
United Kingdom Lebanon
Bulgaria Belgium
Moldova Romania
Cyprus Kosovo

Voting during the final

Countries revealed their votes in the following order.

Greece Greece and Italy Italy didn't vote in the final.

Rules violation

It was discovered in the second edition that Albania Albania, Andorra Andorra, Austria Austria, Portugal Portugal, Switzerland Switzerland were cheating, awording high points to each other. This was not according to the rules so they were disqualified. The results were affected because of this, expecially in the Grand Final.
Below you can find the official results and the real results, if those countries haven't voted.

Grand Final
voting real/official results
Place Real Voting Points Official Voting Points
1 Romania Romania 90 Sweden Sweden 115
2 Spain Spain 84 Spain Spain 103
3 Czech Republic Czech Republic 84 Greece Greece 99
4 Kosovo Kosovo 76 Romania Romania 98
5 Croatia Croatia 76 Russia Russia 97
6 Armenia Armenia 75 Armenia Armenia 96
7 Greece Greece 73 Portugal Portugal 84
8 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 72 Czech Republic Czech Republic 82
9 Macedonia Macedonia 65 Turkey Turkey 79
10 Lebanon Lebanon 64 Croatia Croatia 79
11 Sweden Sweden 63 Lebanon Lebanon 77
12 Russia Russia 62 Kosovo Kosovo 77
13 Turkey Turkey 59 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 77
14 Serbia Serbia 58 Macedonia Macedonia 65
15 Slovenia Slovenia 50 United Kingdom United Kingdom 60
16 United Kingdom United Kingdom 49 Serbia Serbia 59
17 Bulgaria Bulgaria 43 Slovenia Slovenia 52
18 Portugal Portugal 36 Bulgaria Bulgaria 43
19 Moldova Moldova 33 Moldova Moldova 42
20 Cyprus Cyprus 33 Cyprus Cyprus 37
21 Denmark Denmark 24 Denmark Denmark 24
22 Albania Albania 8 Albania Albania 21

See also

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