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Own Eurovision Song Contest 4
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OESC 04
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 9 June 2012
Semi-final 2 date 10 June 2012
Final date 13 June 2012
Host
Venue Steel Aréna
Košice, Slovakia
Presenter(s) Celeste Buckingham
Carmel Buckingham
Executive supervisor Mihai1103
Executive producer Teo Palmier
Host broadcaster Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS)
Opening act "Life is a game" by Kristina
Participants
Number of entries 37
Debuting countries Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Belarus Belarus
Finland Finland
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Vatican City Vatican City
Returning countries Albania Albania
Austria Austria
Cyprus Cyprus
Iceland Iceland
Italy Italy
Portugal Portugal
Withdrawing countries Czech Republic Czech Republic
Greece Greece
Hungary Hungary
Macedonia Macedonia
Montenegro Montenegro
Slovenia Slovenia
Ukraine Ukraine
Disqualified countries Italy Italy
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 Belgium Belgium
"Stand up"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
◄3 4 5►


Own Eurovision Song Contest 4, often referred to as OESC 4, was the 4th edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest. The shows were held in Košice, Slovakia, after Kristina won the previous contest, with her song "Life is a game".

Thirty-seven countries have confirmed participation in the fourth edition. Azerbaijan, Belarus, Finland, Liechtenstein and Vatican City made their debut in the Own Eurovision Song Contest. Albania, Austria, Cyprus, Iceland, Italy and Portugal returned in the competition. Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Ukraine have announce their withdrawal.

The winner of the fourth edition was Funda with her song "Stand up", representing Belgium, receiving 146 points, winning with a margin of seven points in front of second place, who went to Croatia, third place got Romania, England got the 4th place and 5th place went to Bulgaria.


Venue

Steel Aréna – Košický štadión L. Trojáka is the new home arena of the ice hockey club HC Košice.

Steel Arena opened on February 24, 2006. Its capacity is 8,343 seats and was named in honour of the general sponsor of the club – the U. S. Steel Košice (a member of the United States Steel Corporation) and also in honour of Ladislav Troják, a Košice-born hockey player who was the first Slovak to win the World Championship with the Czechoslovakian national team.

Steel Aréna was one of the venues for the 2011 IIHF World Championship, which was hosted by Bratislava and Košice. The scoreboard, one of the most advanced LED scoreboards in the world was designed and manufactured by Colosseo, a Slovak company.

Location

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Košice
Location of the host city in Slovakia.

Košice is a city in eastern Slovakia. It is situated on the river Hornád at the eastern reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains, near the border with Hungary. With a population of approximately 240,000, Košice is the second largest city in Slovakia after the capital Bratislava.

Being the economic and cultural center of eastern Slovakia, Košice is the seat of the Košice Region and Košice Self-governing Region, the Slovak Constitutional Court, three universities, various dioceses, and many museums, galleries, and theaters. Košice is an important industrial center of Slovakia, and it accounts for about 9% of the country's GDP. The U.S. Steel Košice steel mill is the biggest employer in the region. The town has good railway connections and an international airport.

The city has a well preserved historical center, which is the largest among Slovak towns. There are many heritage protected buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles with Slovakia's largest church: the St. Elisabeth Cathedral. The long main street, rimmed with aristocratic palaces, Catholic churches, and townsfolk's houses, is a thriving pedestrian zone with many boutiques, cafés, and restaurants. The city is well known as the first settlement in Europe to be granted its own coat-of-arms.

In 2013, it will hold the European Capital of Culture title together with Marseille, France.

The first evidence of inhabitance can be traced back to the end of the Paleolithic era. The first written reference to the Hungarian town of Košice (as the royal village - Villa Cassa) comes from 1230. After the Mongol invasion in 1241, King Béla IV of Hungary invited German colonists to fill the gaps in population.


The city was made of two independent settlements: Lower Košice and Upper Košice, amalgamated in the 13th century around the long lens-formed ring, of today's Main Street. The first known town privileges come from 1290. The city grew quickly because of its strategic location on an international trade route from agriculturally-rich central Hungary to central Poland, itself along a greater route connecting the Balkans and the Adriatic and Aegean seas to the Baltic Sea. The privileges given by the king were helpful in developing crafts, business, increasing importance (seat of the royal chamber for Upper Hungary), and for building its strong fortifications. In 1307, the first guild regulations were registered here and were the oldest in Kingdom of Hungary.

Participants

Returning artists

The following artists returned in the competition.

Contestant Currenty country Past country
Elena Apostoleanu Romania Romania Romania Romania 02
Tone Damli Norway Norway Norway Norway 02
Clamidia San Marino San Marino San Marino San Marino 03

Results

Semifinals

Semi-final 1

  • 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, Scotland Scotland and Slovakia Slovakia(host country) voted in this semifinal.
  • Italy Italy was disqualified for not voting
Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Spain Spain Spanish Natalia "Loco por mí" Wild for me 8 54
02 Estonia Estonia English Hannah "You & I" 10 50
03 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan English Nikki Jamal "Crush on you" 5 73
04 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein English Cascada "Everytime we touch" 7 69
05 Ireland Ireland English The Wanted "Glad you came" 3 99
06 Vatican City Vatican City Italian Alex Britti "Solo una volta" Only once 15 19
07 Italy Italy Italian Giusy Ferreri "Novembre" November 161 64
08 Belarus Belarus Russian Irina Dorofeeva "Belarus sil'naya" Belarus the strongest 14 30
09 Belgium Belgium English Funda "Stand up" 1 125
10 Greenland Greenland English Aura Dione "Geronimo" 4 97
11 Malta Malta English Monroe "Life" 9 50
12 Serbia Serbia Serbian Cvija feat. Dara Bubamara "Noć za nas" The night for us 13 40
13 Romania Romania English INNA "Wow" 2 106
14 Finland Finland English Anna Abreu "Hysteria" 6 72
15 Turkey Turkey English Mert Hakan feat. Piny Fox "Time is up" 11 50
16 Israel Israel Hebrew Chen Aharoni "Nosea rahok" Driving far 12 46

Notes

1.^The country was supposed to qualify, but it was disqualified.

Semi-final 2

  • 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, Slovakia Slovakia(host country) and Sweden Sweden votes in this semifinal.
  • San Marino San Marino was disqualified for not voting
Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Norway Norway English Tone Damli feat. Eric Saade "Imagine" 5 77
02 Denmark Denmark English Christopher "Against the odds" 6 76
03 Albania Albania English Miriam Cani feat. Alketa Vejsiul "Don't surrender" 11 59
04 Kosovo Kosovo Bulgarian Alisia feat. Flori "Vajno li ti e?" How important is for you? 10 66
05 Russia Russia English Alexey Vorobyov "Shout it out" 8 67
06 Germany Germany English Schiller feat. Hen Ree "I will follow you" 7 68
07 Iceland Iceland English Selma Björnsdóttir "Weekender" 14 29
08 San Marino San Marino Italian Clamidia "Nora" 162 14
09 Lithuania Lithuania English Marijonas, Mantas & Mia "Celebrate basketball" 9 66
10 Armenia Armenia English Inga and Anush "You will not be alone" 15 24
11 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian Andrea "Hayde, opa" Come on, opa 3 101
12 Cyprus Cyprus English, Greek Ivi Adamou feat. TU "Madness" 4 97
13 England England English Adele "Someone like you" 2 108
14 Croatia Croatia Croatian, Italian Severina feat. FM "Italiana" Italian girl 1 120
15 Austria Austria English Julia "Beautiful" 13 30
16 Portugal Portugal Portuguese Filipa Ruas "Tensão" Tension 12 42

Notes

2.^ The country was disqualified.

Grand Final

The finalist are:


Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Greenland Greenland English Aura Dione "Geronimo" 8 100
02 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian Andrea "Hayde, opa" Come on, opa 5 108
03 Spain Spain Spanish Natalia "Loco por mí" Wild for me 22 57
04 Ireland Ireland English The Wanted "Glad you came" 10 90
05 Sweden Sweden English David Lindgren "Shout it out" 20 61
06 Croatia Croatia Croatian, Italian Severina feat. FM "Italiana" Italian girl 2 139
07 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian3 Dino Merlin "Undo" 25 33
08 Estonia Estonia English Hannah "You & I" 15 71
09 Lithuania Lithuania English Marijonas, Montas & Mia "Celebrate basketball" 18 70
10 Cyprus Cyprus English, Greek Ivi Adamou feat. TU "Madness" 7 101
11 Romania Romania English INNA "Wow" 3 116
12 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan English Nikki Jamal "Crush on you" 6 105
13 Germany Germany English Schiller feat. Hen Ree "I will follow you" 16 70
14 Slovakia Slovakia English TWiiNS "I don't know" 21 59
15 England England English Adele "Someone like you" 4 114
16 Denmark Denmark English Christopher "Against the odds" 9 92
17 Kosovo Kosovo Bulgarian Alisia feat. Flori "Vajno li ti e?" How important is for you? 14 75
18 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein English Cascada "Everytime we touch" 24 46
19 Moldova Moldova English Cătălin Josan "Don't wanna miss you" 23 57
20 Russia Russia English Alexey Vorobyov "Shout it out" 17 70
21 Belgium Belgium English Funda "Stand up" 1 146
22 Malta Malta English Monroe "Life" 19 69
23 Finland Finland English Anna Abreu "Hysteria" 12 77
24 Scotland Scotland English Alexandra Burke "The silence" 13 77
25 Norway Norway English Tone Damli feat. Eric Saade "Imagine" 11 85

Notes

3.^ The song is in Bosnian, however, the English word is used in the song.

Scoreboards

Semifinal 1

Voting results Semifinal 1
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg ESCSpainJ.svg ESCEstoniaJ.svg ESCAzerbaijanJ.svg ESCLiechtensteinJ.svg ESCIrelandJ.svg ESCVaticanCityJ.svg ESCItalyJ.svg ESCBelarusJ.svg ESCBelgiumJ.svg ESCGreenlandJ.svg ESCMaltaJ.svg ESCSerbiaJ.svg ESCRomaniaJ.svg ESCFinlandJ.svg ESCTurkeyJ.svg ESCIsraelJ.svg ESCMoldovaJ.svg ESCScotlandJ.svg ESCSlovakiaJ.svg
ESCConJ.svg Spain 54 1 7 1 7 5 5 8 4 4 2 7 3
Estonia 50 5 3 2 10 6 3 1 8 3 1 8
Azerbaijan 73 10 8 10 12 8 5 8 6 2 4
Liechtenstein 69 6 10 8 8 2 5 5 7 5 12 1
Ireland 99 12 10 5 12 12 6 3 6 6 6 4 10 7
Vatican City 19 7 2 1 2 7
Italy 64 6 3 3 10 2 6 5 2 1 2 3 4 7 10
Belarus 30 4 7 12 1 1 3 2
Belgium 125 12 5 8 5 10 2 7 12 10 8 1 12 10 7 10 6
Greenland 97 8 6 7 6 3 10 10 10 5 12 6 6 8
Malta 50 3 2 7 1 8 6 4 5 1 1 8 4
Serbia 40 1 5 8 6 5 1 3 4 2 5
Romania 106 2 4 4 12 7 4 10 12 12 3 7 12 5 12
Finland 72 10 3 4 12 3 6 7 1 2 10 8 5 1
Turkey 50 8 12 6 7 4 7 4 2
Israel 46 2 4 1 4 3 4 2 12 8 3 3

Semifinal 2

Voting results Semifinal 2
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg ESCNorwayJ.svg ESCDenmarkJ.svg ESCAlbaniaJ.svg ESCKosovoJ.svg ESCRussiaJ.svg ESCGermanyJ.svg ESCIcelandJ.svg ESCSan MarinoJ.svg ESCLithuaniaJ.svg ESCArmeniaJ.svg ESCBulgariaJ.svg ESCCyprusJ.svg ESCEnglandJ.svg ESCCroatiaJ.svg ESCAustriaJ.svg ESCPortugalJ.svg ESCBosniaJ.svg ESCSwedenJ.svg ESCSlovakiaJ.svg
ESCConJ.svg Norway 77 8 7 7 5 8 4 2 6 8 7 1 12 2
Denmark 76 8 8 4 6 1 3 5 7 2 12 7 2 8 3
Albania 59 2 10 4 12 1 3 5 3 1 3 6 4 4 1
Kosovo 66 6 5 6 2 12 10 6 5 7 7
Russia 67 6 10 3 2 12 6 5 8 2 3 1 3 6
Germany 68 3 1 3 4 8 8 10 5 10 4 7 5
Iceland 29 2 2 3 4 3 4 5 1 2 3
San Marino 14 2 6 5 1
Lithuania 66 12 5 3 5 12 2 10 7 6 4
Armenia 24 1 12 1 1 7 1 1
Bulgaria 101 5 1 6 6 8 8 8 3 2 7 12 10 8 5 12
Cyprus 97 4 10 7 8 2 10 7 7 12 4 2 3 5 10 6
England 108 10 12 5 6 10 10 7 1 7 10 12 10 8
Croatia 120 7 4 12 10 12 5 12 6 8 12 8 12 2 10
Austria 30 5 1 10 8 6
Portugal 42 3 7 4 3 4 4 6 4 1 2 4

Grand Final

Voting results Grand Final
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg ESCGreenlandJ.svg ESCBulgariaJ.svg ESCSpainJ.svg ESCIrelandJ.svg ESCSwedenJ.svg ESCCroatiaJ.svg ESCBosniaJ.svg ESCEstoniaJ.svg ESCLithuaniaJ.svg ESCCyprusJ.svg ESCRomaniaJ.svg ESCAzerbaijanJ.svg ESCGermanyJ.svg ESCSlovakiaJ.svg ESCEnglandJ.svg ESCDenmarkJ.svg ESCKosovoJ.svg ESCLiechtensteinJ.svg ESCMoldovaJ.svg ESCRussiaJ.svg ESCBelgiumJ.svg ESCMaltaJ.svg ESCFinlandJ.svg ESCScotlandJ.svg ESCNorwayJ.svg ESCVaticanCityJ.svg ESCItalyJ.svg ESCBelarusJ.svg ESCSerbiaJ.svg ESCTurkeyJ.svg ESCIsraelJ.svg ESCAlbaniaJ.svg ESCIcelandJ.svg ESCSan MarinoJ.svg ESCArmeniaJ.svg ESCAustriaJ.svg ESCPortugalJ.svg
ESCConJ.svg Greenland 100 12 6 2 5 4 2 10 5 2 12 7 5 4 10 6 8
Bulgaria 108 12 8 1 5 7 7 7 10 10 8 7 5 2 12 7
Spain 57 4 1 4 6 6 4 7 1 6 1 1 10 6
Ireland 90 4 6 10 12 2 2 1 12 3 6 1 8 6 12 5
Sweden 61 2 8 5 8 5 4 5 10 3 8 3
Croatia 139 12 3 12 4 1 1 12 12 1 3 12 7 5 7 4 6 5 10 12 10
Bosnia&Herzegovina 33 5 8 2 12 1 5
Estonia 71 8 10 8 4 4 3 10 3 2 3 8 1 7
Lithuania 70 5 7 7 1 6 2 1 8 12 8 8 5
Cyprus 101 1 2 6 1 3 4 6 10 4 8 6 12 1 6 5 10 2 6 2 1 5
Romania 116 7 1 8 6 3 2 8 8 12 2 8 10 12 7 3 6 5 8
Azerbaijan 105 5 8 4 10 1 5 8 5 7 10 7 12 8 1 4 10
Germany 70 10 5 7 2 5 10 3 1 3 1 10 6 3 4
Slovakia 59 4 10 4 6 1 4 7 7 4 8 4
England 114 4 8 1 2 1 5 7 10 10 10 4 12 2 4 4 7 2 1 8 12
Denmark 92 3 6 8 7 3 8 3 7 1 6 12 7 2 6 3 10
Kosovo 75 3 3 12 2 8 6 2 4 6 8 10 1 7 3
Liechtenstein 46 12 1 7 3 10 3 10
Moldova 57 7 5 12 2 4 2 8 3 12
Russia 70 7 3 10 8 7 3 5 7 3 5 1 4 4 3
Belgium 146 10 3 5 6 12 4 4 7 2 6 7 10 2 10 12 6 6 8 12 3 5 6
Malta 69 2 12 3 5 10 10 3 3 6 1 4 8 2
Finland 77 12 2 7 1 1 12 4 8 2 3 2 12 2 7 2
Scotland 77 10 6 5 12 7 5 12 12 7 1
Norway 85 6 10 4 2 6 5 5 8 6 5 4 3 1 4 3 2 5 6
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 final.

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Croatia Croatia Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Germany, Kosovo, Slovakia
3 Belgium Belgium Finland, Lithuania, Turkey
Finland Finland Belarus, Denmark, Greenland
Ireland Ireland Azerbaijan, Estonia, Norway
Scotland Scotland Albania, England, Israel
2 Bulgaria Bulgaria Croatia, Iceland
England England Portugal, Scotland
Greenland Greenland Malta, Spain
Moldova Moldova Armenia, Romania
Romania Romania Moldova, Vatican City
1 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Italy
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbia
Cyprus Cyprus Liechtenstein
Denmark Denmark Belgium
Kosovo Kosovo Cyprus
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Ireland
Lithuania Lithuania Russia
Malta Malta Sweden

Voting ceremony

All 37 countries casted their votes. The countries revealed their votes in the following order.

See also

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