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Own Eurovision Song Contest 3
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OESC 03
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 31 May 2012
Semi-final 2 date 1 June 2012
Second chance date 2 June 2012
Final date 4 June 2012
Host
Venue Krešimir Ćosić Hall
Zadar, Croatia
Presenter(s) Severina Vučković
Executive supervisor Mihai1103
Executive producer Željko Kulaš
Host broadcaster Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT)
Opening act "On fire" by Franka Batelic (feat. Eric Destle)
Participants
Number of entries 33
Debuting countries England England
Estonia Estonia
Hungary Hungary
Lithuania Lithuania
Scotland Scotland
Slovakia Slovakia
Returning countries Belgium Belgium
Denmark Denmark
Withdrawing countries Albania Albania
Andorra Andorra
Austria Austria
Cyprus Cyprus
Iceland Iceland
Monaco Monaco
Portugal Portugal
Switzerland Switzerland
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Disqualified countries San Marino San Marino
Vote
Voting system Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Null points None
Winning song Slovakia Slovakia
"Life is a game"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 3, often referred to as OESC #03, was the 3rd edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest.It was hosted in Zadar, Croatia, after Franka Batelic & Eric Destler won Own Eurovision Song Contest 2 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Thirty-three countries have confirmed participation in the third edition, with England, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Scotland and Slovakia making their debut in the contest. Belgium and Denmark will be returning in the competition after an one edition break. Albania, Andorra, Austria, Cyprus, Iceland, Monaco, Portugal, Switzerland and United Kingdom have announced their withdrawal.

The contest was won by Kristina, representing Slovakia with the song "Life is a game". So far, this has been the first time that Slovakia has won the contest.

For the first time in the history of the contest there was a tie between Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as both had received 142 points. This necessitated a "count-back", since Slovakia received votes from 16 countries and Bosnia and Herzegovina only 15 countries, Kristina was declared the winner.

Third place went to Moldova, fourth to the host country, Croatia and fifth place went to Sweden.


Venue

Krešimir Ćosić Hall is a multi-use indoor arena in Zadar, Croatia.

Completed in May 2008 with a capacity for 10,000 people, it is used mostly for team handball and basketball matches. It was used as one of the venues during the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship and home matches of KK Zadar. Supporters of KK Zadar Tornado Zadar have their own section of the arena.

As of 3 October 2008 its official name became Krešimir Ćosić Hall. Former names were Sportski centar Višnjik and Arena Zadar. Nickname is Peka. For several months during 2008 it was the largest indoor arena in Croatia, and now is the third largest.

Location

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Zadar
Location of the host city in Croatia.

In antiquity, Iadera and Iader, the much older roots of the settlement's names were hidden, the names being most probably related to a hydrographical term. It was coined by an ancient Mediterranean people and their Pre-Indo-European language. They transmitted it to later settlers, the Liburnians. The name of the Liburnian settlement was first mentioned by a Greek inscription from Pharos (Stari grad) on the island of Hvar in 384 BC, where the citizens of Zadar were noted as Ίαδασινοί (Iadasinoi). According to the Greek source Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax the city was Ίδασσα (Idassa), probably a vulgar Greek form of the original Liburnian name.

During Antiquity the name was often recorded in sources in Latin in two forms: Iader in the inscriptions and in the writings of classic writers, Iadera predominantly among the late Antiquity writers, while usual ethnonyms were Iadestines and Iadertines. The accent was on the first syllable in both Iader and Iadera forms, which influenced the early-Medieval Dalmatian language forms Jadra, Jadera and Jadertina, where the accent kept its original place.

In the Dalmatian language, Jadra (Jadera) was pronounced Zadra (Zadera), due to the phonetic transformation of Ja- to Za-. That early change was also reflected in the Croatian name Zadar (recorded as Zader in the 12th century ), developed from Zadъrъ by vocalizations of the semi-vowel and a shift to male gender. An ethnonym graphic Jaderani from the legend of St. Krševan in 9th century, was identical to the initial old-Slavic form Zadъrane, or Renaissance Croatian Zadrani.

The Dalmatian names Jadra, Jadera were transferred to other languages; in Venetian language Jatara (hyper urbanism in 9th century) and Zara, Tuscan Giara, Latin Diadora (Constantine VII in DAI, 10th century), Old French Jadres (Geoffroy de Villehardouin in the chronicles of the Fourth Crusade in 1202), Arabic Jādhara (جاذَرة) & Jādara (جادَرة) (Al-Idrisi, 12th century), Iadora (Guido, 12th century), Spanish Jazara, Jara, Sarra (14th century) and the others.

Jadera became Zara when it fell under the authority of the Republic of Venice in the 15th century. Zara was later used by the Austrian Empire in the 19th century, but it was provisionally changed to Zadar/Zara from 1910 to 1920; from 1920 to 1947 the city became part of Italy as Zara, and finally was named Zadar later on.

Participants

Thirty-three countries have confirmed participation in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 3 with six countries debuting, two returning and nine withdrawing.

England, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Scotland and Slovakia made their debut. The Own Eurovision Song Contest 3 will see the return of Belgium and Denmark, while Albania, Andorra, Austria, Cyprus, Iceland, Monaco, Portugal, Switzerland and United Kingdom have withdraw.

Previously, Belgium was represented by Natalia in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 1 edition, while Denmark was represented by Eivør.


Returning artists

Five previous contestants returned in the competition.

Contestant Currently country Past country
Miroslav Kostadinov Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria 02
Kristian Talev Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria 02
Nina Badric Croatia Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 01
Juno Berthelsen Greenland Greenland Greenland Greenland 02
Siranush Harutyunyan Israel Israel Armenia Armenia 01

Results

Semi-finals

Semi-final 1

  • The ten countries in this semi-final with the highest scoring points, according to the voting of the countries, qualified for the final.
  • Croatia Croatia(host country),Norway Norway and Romania Romania voted in this semifinal.
Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Belgium Belgium English Kate Ryan "Robots" 8 67
02 Moldova Moldova English Dan Bălan "Freedom" 1 119
03 Slovenia Slovenia Slovenian Nuška & Jacques Houdek "Odkar te ni" Since this is not 11 46
04 Malta Malta English Kelly Schembri "Love me like your money" 6 79
05 Serbia Serbia Serbian Dj Shone feat. Anabela & Elitni Odredi "Beograd" Belgrade 9 59
06 Kosovo Kosovo Albanian Kaltrina "Hot" 7 74
07 Slovakia Slovakia English Kristina "Life is a game" 2 112
08 Estonia Estonia English Boyza II feat. Jana Kask "Anno Domini" 14 28
09 Macedonia Macedonia Macedonian Karolina feat. Vlatko Stefanovski "Ne se vrakaš" You're not returning 5 85
10 Armenia Armenia English Lucina "My guardian angel" 10 50
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Neda Ukraden "Na Balkanu" In the Balkans 3 105
12 England England English Gary Barlow, Commonwealth feat. Millitary Wives "Sing" 13 36
13 Hungary Hungary Hungarian Tóth Gabi "Nem kell végszó" No need a final word 12 40
14 Lithuania Lithuania English Simonna "One of a kind" 4 86

Semi-final 2

  • The ten countries in this semi-final with the highest scoring points, according to the voting of the countries, qualified for the final.
  • Croatia Croatia(host country),Ireland Ireland and Sweden Sweden voted in this semifinal.
  • Turkey Turkey won the wildcard, that means it will compete in the Grand Final.
  • San Marino San Marino was disqualified.
Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Ukraine Ukraine English Max Barskih "Lost in love" 2 85
02 Montenegro Montenegro Montenegrin,English Dado,MC Yankoo,DJ Mladka&MC Stojan "Ja volim Balkan" I love the Balkans 5 79
03 Scotland Scotland English One Direction "One thing" 9 66
04 Russia Russia Russian Dan Bălan feat. Vera Brezhneva "Lepestkami slyoz" Petals of tears 1 95
05 San Marino San Marino Italian Clamidia "Volgeremo gli sguardi" Shall I turn the eyes 141 32
06 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian Miro feat. Krisko & Nevena "Slagam kraĭ" Ending 7 68
07 Germany Germany English Blank & Jones feat. Elles de Graaf "Mind of the wonderful" 3 84
08 Spain Spain English Soraya "Twilight" 6 75
09 Greenland Greenland English Juno feat. Barbi Esco "It's over" 4 83
10 Israel Israel English,Armenian, Hebrew,Serbian Sirusho feat. Boaz & Jelena "Time to pray" 11 53
11 Denmark Denmark Danish Celina Ree "Når du rør ved mig" When you touch me 10 57
12 Greece Greece English Kokkina Xalia "Sugarqueen" 13 31
13 Czech Republic Czech Republic Czech David Deyl "Akorát" Exception 8 67
14 Turkey Turkey Tukish Gülçin "Ara ara" Search search 122 53

Notes

1.^ The country was disqualified for not voting.
2.^ The country won the wildcard battle.

Second Chance Round

Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Result
01 Slovenia Slovenia Slovenian Nuška & Jacques Houdek "Odkar te ni" Since this is not Eliminated
02 Turkey Turkey Tukish Gülçin "Ara ara" Search search Final

Final

The finalists are:

  • the big five: Croatia Croatia(host country),Ireland Ireland, Norway Norway, Romania Romania and Sweden Sweden.
  • the top ten countries from the first semifinal
  • the top ten countries from the second semifinal
  • the wildcard, chosen by the countries
Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Ukraine Ukraine English Max Barskih "Lost in love" 7 87
02 Scotland Scotland English One Direction "One thing" 6 91
03 Montenegro Montenegro Montenegrin, English Dado,MC Yankoo,DJ Mladka&MC Stojan "Ja volim Balkan" I love the Balkans 14 61
04 Russia Russia Russian Dan Bălan feat. Vera Brezhneva "Lepestkami slyoz" Petals of tears 16 48
05 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian Miro feat. Kristo & Nevena "Slagam kraĭ" Ending 25 27
06 Moldova Moldova English Dan Bălan "Freedom" 3 107
07 Kosovo Kosovo Albanian Kaltrina "Hot" Hot 10 72
08 Turkey Turkey Turkish Gülçin "Ara ara" Search search 20 45
09 Croatia Croatia Croatian Nina Badrić "Dat će nam Bog" God will give us 4 99
10 Slovakia Slovakia English Kristina "Life is a game" 1 142
11 Spain Spain English Soraya "Twilight" 18 46
12 Czech Republic Czech Republic Czech David Deyl "Akorát" Exception 26 23
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Neda Ukraden "Na Balkanu" In the Balkans 2 142
14 Belgium Belgium English Kate Ryan "Robots" 19 45
15 Sweden Sweden English Loreen "My heart is refusing me" 5 94
16 Armenia Armenia English Lucina "My guardian angel" 22 39
17 Norway Norway English, Swahili Stella Mwangi "Lookie lookie" 8 85
18 Malta Malta English Kelly Schembri "Love me like your money" 13 63
19 Serbia Serbia Serbian DJ Shone feat. Anabela & Elitni Odredi "Beograd" Belgrade 11 68
20 Macedonia Macedonia Macedonian Karolina feat. Vlatko Stefanovski "Ne se vrakaš" You're not returning 12 63
21 Romania Romania English Andra "What about us" 9 82
22 Ireland Ireland English Nikki Kavanagh "Falling" 17 47
23 Greenland Greenland English Juno feat. Barbi Esco "It's over" 23 37
24 Germany Germany English Blank & Jones feat. Elles de Graaf "Mind of the wonderful" 15 50
25 Denmark Denmark Danish Celina Ree "Når du rør ved mig" When you touch me 24 33
26 Lithuania Lithuania English Simonna "One of a kind" 21 44

Scoreboards

Semi-final 1

  Voting results first semifinal
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg ESCBelgiumJ.svg ESCMoldovaJ.svg ESCSloveniaJ.svg ESCMaltaJ.svg ESCSerbiaJ.svg ESCKosovoJ.svg ESCSlovakiaJ.svg ESCEstoniaJ.svg ESCMacedoniaJ.svg ESCArmeniaJ.svg ESCBosniaJ.svg ESCEnglandJ.svg ESCHungaryJ.svg ESCLithuaniaJ.svg ESCNorwayJ.svg ESCRomaniaJ.svg ESCCroatiaJ.svg
ESCConJ.svg Belgium 67   6   5   4 6 10 7 4   2 3 6 2 7 5
Moldova 119 12   8 7 10 10 4 7 8 10     10 3 12 12 6
Slovenia 46 1       8     6 10 1 8 3   1     8
Malta 79 4 12 4   1 5 12 4 5 5 6   1 7 7 6  
Serbia 59   2 10 6     3 3 1   12 6 5 4     7
Kosovo 74 3 8 3 12     7 1   2 4 5 7 10 6 5 1
Slovakia 112 10 7   10 6 8   8   12 5 10 12 12 4 8  
Estonia 28   1 5 3 3 2         2 4   8      
FYR Macedonia 85   10 7 1 7 3 10 2   3 7 7 4 5 8 1 10
Armenia 50 8     4 2 6 1   4     12 2   3 4 4
Bosnia and Herzegovina 105 6 3 12   12 1 8 12 12 6   8 8   5   12
England 36 5 4 1     12     2   1       1 10  
Hungary 40 2   2 2 5   5   6 7 3     2   3 3
Lithuania 86 7 5 6 8 4 7 2 5 3 8 10 1 6   10 2 2

Semi-final 2

  Voting results second semifinal
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg ESCUkraineJ.svg ESCMontenegroJ.svg ESCScotlandJ.svg ESCRussiaJ.svg ESCSan MarinoJ.svg ESCBulgariaJ.svg ESCGermanyJ.svg ESCSpainJ.svg ESCGreenlandJ.svg ESCIsraelJ.svg ESCDenmarkJ.svg ESCGreeceJ.svg ESCCzechRepublicJ.svg ESCTurkeyJ.svg ESCIrelandJ.svg ESCSwedenJ.svg ESCCroatiaJ.svg
ESCConJ.svg Ukraine 85   12 6 12   10 6 4 5   8 4     2 12 4
Montenegro 79       10   12 12   4 2 3 3 10 2 1 10 10
Scotland 66   5   7   1   2     10 5 7 6 12 8 3
Russia 95 12 3 2     3 10 7 6 12 6 10 8 7   7 2
San Marino 32 2   4     4 3 8 3         1   6 1
Bulgaria 68 10 10   8     8   1 3 4   3 3 5 5 8
Germany 84 8 8 8 1   8   6 2 1 5 8 1 5 7 4 12
Spain 75 7   5 6     2   8 8 12 7 5 4 8 3  
Greenland 83 1 7 12 3   5 4 10   7 2 1 4 8 10 2 7
Israel 53 6 6 3 2   2   3       12   10 3 1 5
Denmark 57 5   10 5       12 7 6   2 6   4    
Greece 31 4 1 1       1 5 12 4 1   2        
Czech Republic 67   2 7 4   6 7 1 10 5 7     12     6
Turkey 53 3 4       7 5     10   6 12   6    

Grand Final

Voting results Grand Final
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg ESCUkraineJ.svg ESCScotlandJ.svg ESCMontenegroJ.svg ESCRussiaJ.svg ESCBulgariaJ.svg ESCMoldovaJ.svg ESCKosovoJ.svg ESCTurkeyJ.svg ESCCroatiaJ.svg ESCSlovakiaJ.svg ESCSpainJ.svg ESCCzechRepublicJ.svg ESCBosniaJ.svg ESCBelgiumJ.svg ESCSwedenJ.svg ESCArmeniaJ.svg ESCNorwayJ.svg ESCMaltaJ.svg ESCSerbiaJ.svg ESCMacedoniaJ.svg ESCRomaniaJ.svg ESCIrelandJ.svg ESCGreenlandJ.svg ESCGermanyJ.svg ESCDenmarkJ.svg ESCLithuaniaJ.svg ESCEnglandJ.svg ESCEstoniaJ.svg ESCHungaryJ.svg ESCSloveniaJ.svg ESCGreeceJ.svg ESCIsraelJ.svg ESCSan MarinoJ.svg
ESCConJ.svg
Ukraine 87 8 8 8 6 10 8 7 3 10 1 7 5 6
Scotland 91 5 8 1 2 7 6 12 7 7 8 10 8 7 3
Montenegro 61 1 5 2 7 6 3 8 4 6 12 7
Russia 48 4 7 4 4 6 5 2 3 4 2 7
Bulgaria 27 3 5 1 1 1 7 8 1
Moldova 107 2 4 7 10 6 1 6 3 4 1 7 12 5 6 4 5 12 1 3 8
Kosovo 72 1 10 7 8 4 2 2 12 4 7 6 6 2 1
Turkey 45 3 10 3 10 6 8 5
Croatia 99 6 12 7 3 1 12 4 3 7 10 4 10 4 10 6
Slovakia 142 5 8 10 12 12 8 10 10 8 6 1 12 10 12 10 8
Spain 46 6 4 2 8 12 2 6 2 4
Czech Republic 23 3 2 5 1 1 4 7
Bosnia&Herzegovina 142 8 10 4 12 12 10 6 4 12 12 6 12 12 12 10
Belgium 45 6 3 7 10 4 4 3 5 3
Sweden 94 12 12 10 2 5 8 10 7 6 2 7 8 3 2
Armenia 39 1 4 3 6 3 5 5 12
Norway 85 5 12 5 5 5 7 5 6 2 1 10 12 8 1 1
Malta 63 10 2 5 12 5 3 12 6 1 7
Serbia 68 1 12 8 3 4 10 2 5 5 10 3 5
Macedonia 63 7 2 1 7 4 7 10 8 1 2 4 4 2 4
Romania 82 3 7 7 12 6 8 1 8 2 1 6 5 2 8 6
Ireland 47 5 3 3 6 1 12 3 4 10
Greenland 37 10 4 1 4 8 3 2 5
Germany 50 10 6 8 2 2 10 8 4
Denmark 33 6 3 1 12 2 5 1 3
Lithuania 44 8 2 2 2 7 5 5 3 7 3
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals.

12 points

N. Recipient nation Voting nation
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia, England, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey
4 Slovakia Czech Republic, Greenland, Lithuania, Spain
2 Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia
Malta Slovakia, Sweden
Moldova Belgium, Romania
Norway Bulgaria, Ireland
1 Armenia Israel
Denmark Kosovo
Ireland Norway
Kosovo Malta
Montenegro Germany
Romania Moldova
Scotland Armenia
Serbia Montenegro
Spain Denmark

Voting Ceremony

30 votes were sent in the Grand Final, in order to determine the winner of the contest. Greece Greece, Hungary Hungary and San Marino San Marino didn't cast their votes. The countries revealed their votes in the following order:

See also

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