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Own Eurovision Song Contest 6
Welcome to Malta!
OESC 06
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 25 June 2012
Semi-final 2 date 26 June 2012
Second chance date 27 June 2012
Final date 30 June 2012
Host
Venue Manoel Theatre
Valletta, Malta
Presenter(s) Kelly Schembri
Executive supervisor Mihai1103
Executive producer Lee McKay
Host broadcaster Public Broadcasting Services (PBS)
Opening act "Moon dance" by Baklava
Participants
Number of entries 43
Debuting countries Georgia Georgia
Luxembourg Luxembourg
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Returning countries Austria Austria
Macedonia Macedonia
Monaco Monaco
San Marino San Marino
Switzerland Switzerland
Withdrawing countries Estonia Estonia
Lithuania Lithuania
Norway Norway
Vote
Voting system Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Null points None
Winning song Moldova Moldova
"Superman"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 6, often referred to as OESC #06, was the 6th edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place in Malta, following Baklava's victory in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 5 contest with the song "Moon dance". During the winner's press conference, a Public Broadcasting Services Television representative stated that the host city will be Valletta.

It was announced during the meeting of the Head of Delegations that the dates for the two semi-finals are between 25 and 26 June 2012, with the final planned between 26 and 30 June 2012. This will be the first time Malta is hosting the contest. On 23 June 2012, it was confirmed that the Manoel Theatre would be the venue of the 6th edition.

Fourty-three countries have confirmed their participation on the contest. Georgia, Luxembourg and the Northern Ireland made their debut. Five countries made a return, respectively Austria, Macedonia, Monaco, San Marino and Switzerland. Estonia, Lithuania and Norway decided to withdraw.

The contest was won by Moldova. Sunstroke Project and Olia Tira with her song "Superman", received a total amount of 157 points, winning by a margin of only 6 points. Moldova's win was their first. Second place went to Andorra. Third place was won by Kosovo, fourth to Luxembourg and England taking the 5th.


Venue

The Manoel Theatre is reputed to be Europe's third-oldest working theatre, and the oldest working theatre in the Commonwealth of Nations. Located on Old Theatre Street (Triq it-Teatru l-Antik) in Valletta, it is now Malta's National Theatre and home to the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (Orkestra Filarmonika Nazzjonali).

The Manoel Theatre is a small, six-hundred and twenty-three seat venue, with a lavish, oval-shaped auditorium, three tiers of boxes constructed entirely of wood and decorated with 22-carat gold leaf, and a pale blue, trompe-l'oeil ceiling that resembles a round cupola.

Hidden behind an austere facade that is fully in keeping with Valletta's Mannerist architecture, is a richly adorned, glorious Rococo interior. Despite numerous alterations over the years, it retains many of its old architectural features, such as the white Carrara marble staircase, shell-shaped niches, and Viennese chandeliers. Two water reservoirs beneath the floor create an acoustic environment that is so precise, that the hushed page-turnings of an orchestra conductor can be heard clearly throughout the auditorium


Location

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Valletta
Location of the host city in Malta.

Valletta is the capital of Malta, colloquially known as Il-Belt in Maltese. It is located in the central-eastern portion of the island of Malta, and the historical city has a population of 6,966.

The city is on the island of Malta so it shares its early history with the island. Immediately after the end of the Siege of Malta in 1565, the Order decided to found a new city on the Xiberras peninsula to fortify the Order's position in Malta and bind the Knights to the island. The foundation stone of Valletta was laid by the Grandmaster of the Order, Jean Parisot de la Valette on 28 March 1566. La Valette placed the first stone in Our Lady of Victories Church.

In his book Dell’Istoria della Sacra Religione et Illustrissima Militia di San Giovanni Gierosolimitano (English: The History of the Sacred Religion and Illustrious Militia of St John of Jerusalem), written between 1594 and 1602, Giacomo Bosio writes that when the cornerstone of Valletta was placed, a group of Maltese elders said "Iegi zimen en fel wardia col sceber raba iesue uquie" (Which in modern Maltese reads, "Jiġi żmien li fil-Wardija [l-Għolja Sciberras] kull xiber raba’ jiswa uqija," and in English, "There will come a time when every piece of land on Sciberras Hill will be worth its weight in gold").

Grand Master La Valette died on 21 August 1568 at age 74 and never saw the completion of his city. Originally interred in the church of Our Lady of the Victories, his remains now rest in St. John's Co-Cathedral among the tombs of other Grand Masters of the Knights of Malta. Francesco Laparelli was the city's principal designer and his plan departed from medieval Maltese architecture, which exhibited irregular winding streets and alleys. He designed the new city on a rectangular grid, and without any collacchio (an area restricted for important buildings). The streets were designed to be wide and straight, beginning centrally from the City Gate and ending at Fort Saint Elmo overlooking the Mediterranean; certain bastions were built 153 feet (47 m) tall. The Maltese architect Gerolamo Cassar was responsible for a number of the buildings.

After the Knights' departure and the brief French occupation, building projects in Valletta resumed under British rule. These projects included widening gates, demolishing and rebuilding structures, widening newer houses over the years, and installing civic projects. Nazi and Fascist air raids throughout World War II caused much destruction. The Royal Opera House, constructed at the city entrance in the 19th century, was one of the buildings lost to the raids. In 1980, the 24th Chess Olympiad took place in Valletta.

Participants

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous edition(s) Place(s)
Andrea (part of Sahara) Bulgaria Bulgaria OESC #04 5th
Ivi Adamou Cyprus Cyprus OESC #04(with TU) 7th
Pablo Alboran Portugal Portugal OESC #02(for Spain Spain) 20th
David Bisbal Spain Spain OESC #02 (for Andorra Andorra) 22nd

Results

Semifinals

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.
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria, Malta Malta(host country) and Sweden Sweden voted in this semifinal.
  • Slovakia Slovakia has won the wildcard.
Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 England England English Cheryl "Call my name" 1 107
02 Germany Germany English Lena "Touch a new day" 2 99
03 Turkey Turkey Turkish Hande Yener "Aşkin ateşi" The fire of love 4 84
04 France France French Shy'm "En apesanteur" Weightless 12 58
05 Ukraine Ukraine Russian Tina Karol "Pupsik" Cutie 10 67
06 Belarus Belarus Russian Ani Lorak "Sprosi" Ask 5 82
07 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan English Safura "March on" 6 79
08 Cyprus Cyprus Greek Melisses feat. Ivi Adamou "Krata ta matia sou klista" Keep your eyes closed 19 41
09 Portugal Portugal Spanish Pablo Alborán feat. Carminho "Perdóname" Forgive me 15 47
10 Monaco Monaco English David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj "Turn me on" 7 77
11 Ireland Ireland English The Saturdays "Ego" 3 92
12 Spain Spain English, Spanish Miley Cyrus feat. David Bisbal "When I look at you" 18 41
13 Belgium Belgium English Gotye feat. Kimbra "Somebody that I used to know" 9 68
14 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland English Snow Patrol "Chasing cars" 8 76
15 Denmark Denmark Danish Alexander Brown feat. Siff "Tættere på" Closer 17 43
16 Serbia Serbia English Gramophonedzie "Why don't you" 14 55
17 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina English Dubioza Kolektiv "Making money" 16 45
18 Israel Israel Hebrew Michal Amdursky "Rock stam" Just rock 11 59
19 Slovakia Slovakia Slovak Patricia Vittek "Je dirai non non" I will say no no 131 56

Notes

1.^ The country was selected by the host to qualify for the Grand Final. This procedure was first used in this edition.

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.
  • Italy Italy, Malta Malta(host country) and Wales Wales voted in this semifinal.
Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Austria Austria German Trackshittaz "Oida chüüü" Chill, dude 18 17
02 Greece Greece Greek Stan "Taksidepse me" Make Me Travel 9 63
03 Moldova Moldova English, Romanian Sunstroke Project feat. Olia Tira "Superman" 1 141
04 Switzerland Switzerland English Atomic Angels "Stop calling" 6 80
05 Georgia Georgia Georgian Bani "Racha chemi siyvaruli" Racha my love 12 52
06 Andorra Andorra Spanish Sonia & Selena "Yo quiero bailar" I want to dance 5 90
07 Netherlands Netherlands English Esmée Denters "Outta here" 11 58
08 Romania Romania English Alexandra Stan "Get back (ASAP)" 4 119
09 Russia Russia Russian, English Vintage "Roman" Romance 10 59
10 Hungary Hungary Hungarian Tolvai Renáta "Élek a szemeidben" I live in your eyes 15 37
11 San Marino San Marino English Chris Brown feat. Benny Bennasi "Beatiful people" 17 24
12 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein German Rammstein "Keine lust" No loss 19 8
13 Macedonia Macedonia English, Macedonian Elena Risteska feat. Leroy Chambers "Milioner" Milioner 13 47
14 Croatia Croatia Croatian Lana "Zašto volim loše dečke" Why do I love bad boys 14 45
15 Luxembourg Luxembourg French Nolwenn Leroy "La jument de Michao" Michao's mare 7 75
16 Finland Finland English Nightwish "Amaranth" 2 136
17 Kosovo Kosovo English Dj Fresh feat. Rita Ora "Hot right now" 3 122
18 Albania Albania Italian Elsa Lila "Valeria" 8 71
19 Scotland Scotland English Ed Sheeran "The A Team" 16 32

Grand Final

The finalists are:

  • the big five: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Italy Italy, Malta Malta(host country), Sweden Sweden and Wales Wales
  • the top ten countries from the first semifinal.
  • the top ten countries from the second semifinal.
  • the wildcard, chosen by the host country.
  • Norway Norway and Poland Poland voted as juries.
Draw Country Language Artist Song English Translation Place Points
01 Kosovo Kosovo English Dj Fresh feat. Rita Ora "Hot right now" 3 146
02 England England English Cheryl "Call my name" 5 143
02 Italy Italy Italian Anna Oxa "La differenza" The difference 25 29
04 Russia Russia Russian, English Vintage "Roman" Romance 13 95
05 Sweden Sweden English Agnes "Don't go breaking my heart" 8 121
06 Malta Malta English Jessica Muscat "Down down down" 17 77
07 Switzerland Switzerland English Atomic Angels "Stop calling" 16 88
08 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan English Safura "March on" 9 116
09 Ireland Ireland English The Saturdays "Ego" 12 110
10 Germany Germany English Lena "Touch a new day" 14 92
11 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland English Snow Patrol "Chasing cars" 11 111
12 Bulgaria Bulgaria English Bob Sincalir & Sahara feat. Shaggy "I wanna" 20 70
13 Luxembourg Luxembourg French Nolween Leroy "La jument de Michao" Michao's mare 4 145
14 Belgium Belgium English Gotye feat. Kimbra "Somebody that I used to know" 10 114
15 Greece Greece Greek Stan "Taksidepse me" Make Me Travel 21 60
16 Turkey Turkey Turkish Handa Yener "Aşkin ateşi" The fire of love 19 71
17 Moldova Moldova English, Romanian Sunstroke Project feat. Olia Tira "Superman" 1 157
18 Monaco Monaco English David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj "Turn me on" 18 73
19 Albania Albania Italian Elsa Lila "Valeria" 23 51
20 Belarus Belarus Russian Ani Lorak "Sprosi" Ask 15 91
21 Andorra Andorra Spanish Sonia & Selena "Yo quiero bailar" I want to dance 2 151
22 Finland Finland English Nightwish "Amaranth" 6 129
23 Romania Romania English Alexandra Stan "Get back (ASAP)" 7 128
24 Wales Wales English Lostprophets "Bring 'em down" 26 28
25 Ukraine Ukraine Russian Tina Karol "Pupsik" Cutie 22 58
26 Slovakia Slovakia Slovak Patricia Vittek "Je dirai non non" I will say no no 24 40

Scoreboards

Semifinal 1

Voting results first semifinal
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg ESCEnglandJ.svg ESCGermanyJ.svg ESCTurkeyJ.svg ESCFranceJ.svg ESCUkraineJ.svg ESCBelarusJ.svg ESCAzerbaijanJ.svg ESCCyprusJ.svg ESCPortugalJ.svg ESCMonacoJ.svg ESCIrelandJ.svg ESCSpainJ.svg ESCBelgiumJ.svg ESCNortherIrelandJ.svg ESCDenmarkJ.svg ESCSerbiaJ.svg ESCBosniaJ.svg ESCIsraelJ.svg ESCSlovakiaJ.svg ESCBulgariaJ.svg ESCSwedenJ.svg ESCMaltaJ.svg
ESCConJ.svg England 107 10 1 1 7 6 10 2 10 3 2 6 7 10 10 10 12
Germany 99 6 12 10 6 1 12 8 8 8 7 3 10 7 1
Turkey 84 6 5 5 6 8 7 4 7 10 10 1 5 4 6
France 58 8 8 8 8 8 10 8
Ukraine 67 12 10 10 12 10 8 4 1
Belarus 82 2 10 12 12 4 7 1 2 6 10 2 8 6
Azerbaijan 79 10 5 7 8 12 6 1 8 12 6 4
Cyprus 41 7 3 6 1 7 4 12 1
Portugal 47 6 4 3 12 7 8 2 5
Monaco 77 8 4 8 6 2 2 12 2 7 3 6 6 6 5
Ireland 92 12 4 7 3 8 5 12 12 3 5 7 7 7
Spain 41 7 1 1 3 1 3 6 4 1 5 3 3 3
Belgium 68 3 3 5 5 1 3 6 5 5 1 4 10 5 4 8
N. Ireland 76 1 3 10 7 4 12 2 7 4 12 7 7
Denmark 43 1 6 4 2 2 5 4 3 2 4 2 3 5
Serbia 55 12 8 5 1 4 12 8 2 3
Bosnia & H 45 8 10 3 12 12
Israel 59 4 2 3 10 5 6 5 3 4 6 5 2 1 1 2
Slovakia 56 5 2 7 2 2 4 5 4 1 2 12 10

Semifinal 2

Voting results second semifinal
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg ESCAustriaJ.svg ESCGreeceJ.svg ESCMoldovaJ.svg ESCSwitzerlandJ.svg ESCGeorgiaJ.svg ESCAndorraJ.svg ESCNetherlandsJ.svg ESCRomaniaJ.svg ESCRussiaJ.svg ESCHungaryJ.svg ESCSan MarinoJ.svg ESCLiechtensteinJ.svg ESCMacedoniaJ.svg ESCCroatiaJ.svg ESCLuxembourgJ.svg ESCFinlandJ.svg ESCKosovoJ.svg ESCAlbaniaJ.svg ESCScotlandJ.svg ESCItalyJ.svg ESCWalesJ.svg ESCMaltaJ.svg
ESCConJ.svg Austria 17 7 1 8 1
Greece 63 5 2 5 3 4 6 1 3 8 10 6 3 7
Moldova 141 10 5 4 12 8 12 12 8 1 5 6 4 7 2 12 7 4 12 10
Switzerland 80 7 10 4 4 2 4 2 7 6 5 2 5 5 6 4 7
Georgia 52 1 10 10 2 8 3 5 4 5 4
Andorra 90 8 8 7 10 3 2 3 8 8 12 1 1 3 2 8 6
Netherlands 58 7 7 6 5 1 5 6 4 4 3 8 2
Romania 119 5 6 8 6 8 7 10 10 6 12 1 12 8 7 2 2 7 2
Russia 59 10 3 1 6 4 4 2 12 1 8 8
Hungary 37 2 2 4 5 2 7 10 5
San Marino 24 5 6 1 4 2 3 3
Liechtenstein 8 2 5 1
Macedonia 47 4 2 3 8 3 1 4 4 1 12 5
Croatia 45 6 2 1 5 7 3 10 10 1
Luxembourg 75 6 5 12 8 10 6 7 5 10 4 2
Finland 136 12 12 8 7 3 7 10 12 12 5 12 3 6 8 10 6 3
Kosovo 122 3 1 12 12 10 6 7 7 4 3 10 6 8 12 6 3 12
Albania 71 4 1 1 8 12 2 10 10 12 5 6
Scotland 32 1 3 3 10 7 1 7

Final

Voting procedure used:
  Jury vote
Voting results Grand Final
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg ESCKosovoJ.svg ESCItalyJ.svg ESCEnglandJ.svg ESCRussiaJ.svg ESCSwedenJ.svg ESCMaltaJ.svg ESCSwitzerlandJ.svg ESCAzerbaijanJ.svg ESCIrelandJ.svg ESCGermanyJ.svg ESCNortherIrelandJ.svg ESCBulgariaJ.svg ESCLuxembourgJ.svg ESCBelgiumJ.svg ESCGreeceJ.svg ESCTurkeyJ.svg ESCMoldovaJ.svg ESCMonacoJ.svg ESCAlbaniaJ.svg ESCBelarusJ.svg ESCAndorraJ.svg ESCFinlandJ.svg ESCRomaniaJ.svg ESCWalesJ.svg ESCUkraineJ.svg ESCSlovakiaJ.svg ESCFranceJ.svg ESCCyprusJ.svg ESCPortugalJ.svg ESCSpainJ.svg ESCDenmarkJ.svg ESCSerbiaJ.svg ESCBosniaJ.svg ESCIsraelJ.svg ESCAustriaJ.svg ESCGeorgiaJ.svg ESCNetherlandsJ.svg ESCHungaryJ.svg ESCSan MarinoJ.svg ESCLiechtensteinJ.svg ESCMacedoniaJ.svg ESCCroatiaJ.svg ESCScotlandJ.svg ESCNorwayJ.svg ESCPolandJ.svg
ESCConJ.svg Kosovo 146 6 12 10 1 2 8 1 4 7 12 12 8 10 12 7 6 1 3 7 4 4 7 2
Italy 29 2 1 8 3 1 8 3 3
England 143 5 10 8 8 6 10 10 1 2 12 2 10 7 12 4 5 3 7 12 3 6
Russia 95 6 3 10 4 10 10 12 3 10 10 3 4 10
Sweden 121 2 4 5 1 2 7 12 10 8 6 2 6 2 6 4 4 5 7 12 4 12
Malta 77 4 2 12 12 8 3 2 2 8 3 1 1 10 1 8
Switzerland 88 7 2 4 4 4 8 5 1 2 2 1 10 1 10 8 7 1 2 2 2 2 3
Azerbaijan 116 7 10 4 7 12 6 3 4 8 7 7 3 8 3 12 6 1 6 2
Ireland 110 6 12 3 2 3 6 12 5 6 1 5 2 12 2 2 3 7 5 10 6
Germany 92 6 4 7 5 6 7 7 3 1 8 5 10 5 7 3 2 6
N. Ireland 111 5 1 10 10 8 7 5 7 4 2 2 10 7 6 8 4 7 8
Bulgaria 70 3 6 1 7 1 6 2 6 2 10 6 7 12 1
Luxembourg 145 12 8 5 12 5 6 5 8 6 6 5 5 8 12 6 6 8 5 10 7
Belgium 114 5 4 6 10 1 5 7 8 3 6 7 12 2 5 8 1 8 5 10 1
Greece 60 1 1 3 1 10 3 6 4 7 5 1 4 4 2 7 1
Turkey 71 3 2 3 8 2 4 3 8 7 2 4 6 6 5 3 1 4
Moldova 157 10 10 8 7 5 3 3 5 2 10 5 5 12 7 10 3 10 10 6 8 6 3 5 4
Monaco 73 1 4 4 7 3 1 5 5 10 1 7 12 8 5
Albania 51 8 1 3 4 6 4 5 12 8
Belarus 91 12 7 2 1 12 4 4 12 8 5 7 4 10 3
Andorra 151 6 5 5 5 7 12 10 1 3 5 12 1 4 4 12 10 5 5 12 12 10 5
Finland 129 2 8 12 6 2 7 12 6 1 6 4 12 2 8 4 12 12 6 7
Romania 128 10 8 8 8 8 1 8 2 6 3 12 2 1 8 4 10 5 3 2 6 1 12
Wales 28 7 12 8 1
Ukraine 58 3 2 7 4 12 3 10 7 10
Slovakia 40 3 10 4 3 8 3 1 4 4
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals.

Voting ceremony

43 sets of votes were sent. San Marino San Marino and Serbia Serbia didn't cast their votes. Norway Norway and Poland Poland voted as jury. The countries revealed their votes in the following order.

See also



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