| Own Eurovision Song Contest 9|
Welcome to Sweden!
|Semi-final 1 date||26 August 2012|
|Semi-final 2 date||27 August 2012|
|Second chance date||28 August 2012|
|Final date||2 September 2012|
|Venue|| Malmö Arena|
|Presenter(s)|| Danny Saucedo|
|Executive producer||Daryl Vella|
|Host broadcaster||Sveriges Television (SVT)|
|Opening act||"Release me" by Agnes|
|Number of entries||45|
|Returning countries|| Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Withdrawing countries|| Armenia|
|Disqualified countries|| Finland|
|Voting system||Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Winning song|| Denmark|
|Own Eurovision Song Contest|
Own Eurovision Song Contest 9, often referred to as OESC #09, was the 9th edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place in Malmö just off the coast of Sweden, following Agnes's win in the previous contest with the song "Release me". It was the second time that Sweden had hosted the contest, the last time being in second edition. Sveriges Television (SVT) chose Malmö Arena as the venue following the consideration of several venues in Sweden. The hosts for the contest were Charlotte Perrelli and Danny Saucedo. Fourty-five countries participated, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Italy, Lebanon, Northern Ireland, Poland, San Marino and Ukraine, which all returned in the competition. Lebanon last participated in the first edition. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Greenland, Latvia, Macedonia, Norway, Portugal and Slovenia announce their withdrawal.
The winner for the ninth edition was Denmark with the song "Friends" sung by Aura Dione and Rock Mafia. Second place went to the Netherlands. For the second time in the history of the contest there was a tie between the first and second places, as both received 169 points. This necessitated a "count-back", since Denmark received votes from 28 countries and the Netherlands only from 25 countries, "Friends" was declared the winner song. Scotland finished in third place and Poland in fourth, while Romania finished in fifth place. Out of the countries with the 'Big 5' status, Andorra, Romania and Scotland managed to finish in the top ten. Ireland finished in the 14th place, while the host country received a total of 67 points, finishing in the 18th place out of 26 countries.
Malmö Arena is a multi-use indoor arena in Malmö, Sweden, and the home of HockeyAllsvenskan ice hockey club Malmö Redhawks. Apart from hosting Redhawks hockey matches, the arena is often the venue for team handball, floorball, concerts, and other events. It has also hosted indoor athletics. Owned and operated by Parkfast AB, the arena was designed by Mats Matson of MM Matsson Konsult AB, Hannu Helkiö of Pöyry Architects, and Gert Wingårdh of Wingårdh arkitektkontor. Naming rights for the venue are owned by Malmö Stad, in a ten-year contract, agreed in 2007. Malmö Arena hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 between 14 and 18 May 2013.
With a capacity of 13,000 for sports and 15,500 for concerts, Malmö Arena is the fourth-largest indoor arena in Sweden, after Friends Arena, Tele2 Arena and Ericsson Globe, all of them located in Stockholm. The attendance record for concerts at Malmö Arena is 11,300, set by a Lady Gaga concert on 19 November 2010. The venue attendance record for ice hockey was set on 12 November 2008, when Malmö Redhawks hosted Leksands IF in front of 13,247 people. Ground was broken on 10 January 2007, and the arena was inaugurated on 6 November 2008. The final construction cost for the arena was 750 million SEK. The arena is located about 80 m (260 ft) from Hyllie railway station, from where there are rail and bus connections to Malmö Central Station, Copenhagen Airport, and Copenhagen Central Station.
Malmö, in the southernmost province of Scania, is Sweden's third largest city by population after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and is one of the largest cities in Scandinavia. Malmö is the seat of Malmö Municipality and the capital of Skåne County. The administrative entity for most of the city is Malmö Municipality which has 303,873 inhabitants in eight different localities, with 30% being of foreign origin (either born outside of Sweden or having both parents born abroad). Malmö is also a bimunicipal locality, as part of it is formally situated in Burlöv Municipality. The total population of the urban area was 280,415 in December 2010.
Malmö is thought to have been founded in 1275, as a fortified quay or ferry berth of the Archbishop of Lund, some 20 km to the north-east. It was for centuries Denmark's second biggest city. Its original name was Malmhaug (with alternate spellings), meaning "Gravel pile".
In the 15th century, Malmö became one of Denmark's largest and most frequented cities, reaching a population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants. It became the most important city around the Øresund, with the German Hanseatic League frequenting it as a marketplace, notable for its flourishing herring fishing. During that time, the city arms were granted in 1437 by King Eric of Pomerania. It was based on Eric's own arms from Pomerania: an argent with a griffin gules. It gave the griffin's head to Malmö, eventually this extended to the entire province of Scania. In 1434, a new citadel was constructed at the beach south of the town. This fortress, known today as Malmöhus, did not get its current appearance until the mid-16th century. Several other fortifications were constructed, making Malmö Sweden's most fortified city, but only Malmöhus remains.
This will be the second time after OESC #02 , that the competition is held in Sweden and the first time that it will be held in Malmö.
Nineteen countries decided to send artists that participated in the past. Franka Batelic, Funda and Kristina and previous winners of the contest, returned to defend their titles.
|OESC #06(as part of Sahara)||20th|
|Franka Batelic||Croatia||OESC #02(winner)||1st|
|Ivi Adamou||Cyprus||OESC #04(with TU)||7th|
|OESC #06 SF(with Melisses)||19th SF|
|Verona||Czech Republic||OESC #01||8th|
|Aura Dione||Denmark||OESC #04(for Greenland)||8th|
|Ed Sheeran||England||OESC #06 SF(for Scotland)||16th SF|
|Jenni Vertianen||Finland||OESC #05||13th|
|The Wanted||Ireland||OESC #04||10th|
|Moda||Italy||OESC #01 SF||14th SF|
|Rita Ora||Kosovo||OESC #06 (with Dj Fresh)||3rd|
|Dan Balan||Moldova||OESC #03 (for Moldova)||3rd|
|OESC #03 (for Russia with Vera Brezhneva)||16th|
|Dado Polumenta||Montenegro||OESC #03 (with Mc Yankoo and Dj Mladka and Mc Stojan)||14th|
|Sylwia Grzeszczak||Poland||OESC #07 SF||18th SF|
|Alexandra Stan||Romania||OESC #06||7th|
|Kristina||Slovakia||OESC #03 (winner)||1st|
|Shaggy||Spain||OESC #06 (for Bulgaria with Bob Sincalir and Sahara)||20th|
|Ani Lorak||Ukraine||OESC #06 (for Belarus)||15th|
The qualified countries were revealed on the 26th and 27th of August 2012. The semifinal included a wildcard, meaning that one country that received the most points, from both shows, out of top ten, will have a chance to battle in the Grand Final.
- The ten countries in this semi-final with the highest scoring points, according to the voting of the countries, qualifies for the final.
- Sweden(host country), Andorra and Ireland voted in this semifinal.
- Georgia won the wildcard
- Th 10 qualifiers were announced on August 26, 2012.
|01||England||English||Ed Sheeran||"Fire alarms"||—||16||44|
|02||Montenegro||Montenegrin||Dado Polumenta||"Fali mi ljubav"||I miss my love||20||12|
|03||Czech Republic||English||Verona||"Up to the stars"||—||9||68|
|05||Hungary||English||Apollo 23||"I run to you"||—||19||31|
|06||Switzerland||English||DJ Antoine vs Timati feat. Kalenna||"Welcome to St. Tropez"||—||3||101|
|07||Albania||Albanian||Ryva Kajtazi||"Hajde zemër"||Come heart||12||64|
|08||Bulgaria||Bulgarian||Andrea||"Izlazhi me"||Lie to me||4||97|
|09||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnian, Spanish||Feminem feat. Alex Manga||"Oye, oye, oye"||Listen, listen, listen||10||65|
|10||Georgia||Georgian||Veriko Turashvili||"Ra kargi xar"||How good are you||11||64|
|11||Northern Ireland||English||Girls Aloud||"Love machine"||—||17||42|
|12||Malta||English||Foxy Federation||"Fired up"||—||14||57|
|13||Netherlands||English||Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon den Adel||"In and out of love"||—||1||126|
|14||Iceland||English||Iris Hólm||"The one"||—||8||73|
|16||Spain||Spanish||Beatriz Luengo feat. Shaggy||"Lengua"||Language||13||57|
|17||Faroe Islands||English||Kato & Infernal||"Speakers on"||—||7||75|
|18||Greece||English||Eleftheria Eleftheriou||"Hearts collide"||—||2||105|
|19||Kazakhstan||Kazakh||A-Studio||"Tak zhe kak vse"||Just like everyone else||18||37|
|20||Moldova||English, Spanish||Dan Bălan feat. Katie DiCicco||"Chica Bomb"||Bomb girl||5||86|
- The ten countries in this semi-final with the highest scoring points, according to the voting of the countries, qualifies for the final.
- Sweden(the host country), Romania and Scotland voted in this semifinal.
- Finland, Israel and Ukraine were disqualified for not voting.
- Turkey didn't qualify for the final, because there was an error in the voting system. So, Italy qualified to the Grand Final, as a consequence Turkey was declared a finalist in the next edition.
- Th 10 qualifiers were announced on August 27, 2012.
|02||Slovakia||Slovak||Kristina||"Tak si pustím svoj song"||So I play my song||14||32|
|03||Liechtenstein||German||Jan Delay||"Oh Jonny"||—||15||30|
|05||Ukraine||Russian||Ani Lorak||"Obnimi menya"||Hold me||201||60|
|06||Poland||Polish||Sylwia Grzeszczak||"Male Rzeczy"||Small things||2||105|
|10||Lithuania||English||Evelina Sašenko||"For this I'll pray"||—||17||6|
|11||Italy||Italian||Modà||"La notte"||The night||11||40|
|12||Denmark||English||Aura Dione feat. Rock Mafia||"Friends"||—||1||111|
|13||San Marino||Italian||Eros Ramazzotti||"La nostra vita"||Our life||8||46|
|14||Turkey||Turkish||Bengü||"İki Melek"||Two Angels||10||43|
|15||Kosovo||English||Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah||"R.I.P."||—||6||66|
|16||France||French||Jena Lee||"J'aimerais tellement"||So I would||16||25|
|17||Lebanon||Arabic||Nicole Saba||"Hafdal ahlam"||Keep on dreaming||5||70|
|18||Finland||Finnish||Jenni Vartiainen||"Missä muruseni on"||Where my sweetheart is||181||105|
|19||Cyprus||Greek||Pink Noisy feat. Ivi Adamou||"Avra"||Breeze||4||80|
|20||Åland Islands||English||Amanda Jenssen||"Amarula tree"||—||9||45|
- 1.^ The country was disqualified for not voting. Three countries were disqualified, they should have qualify in the Grand Final.
Second Chance Round
- the second chance round took place on August 28, 2012.
|01||Georgia||Georgian||Veriko Turashvili||"Ra kargi xar"||How good are you||1||64|
The finalist are:
- the big five: Andorra, Ireland, Romania, Scotland and Sweden (host country).
- the top ten countries from the first semifinal
- the top ten countries from the second semifinal
- a wildcard, best scored semifinalist that was not in the top ten
- Denmark and Netherlands have both the same score, but the winner is Denmark because it received points from more countries then the runner-up.
|01||Iceland||English||Iris Hólm||"The one"||—||11||87|
|02||Denmark||English||Aura Dione feat. Rock Mafia||"Friends"||—||1||169|
|04||Moldova||English, Spanish||Dan Bălan feat. Katie DiCicco||"Chica Bomb"||Bomb girl||8||117|
|05||Cyprus||Greek||Pink Noisy feat. Ivi Adamou||"Avra"||Breeze||12||81|
|06||Scotland||English||Amy Macdonald||"This is the life"||—||3||146|
|07||Switzerland||English||DJ Antoine vs Timati feat. Kalenna||"Welcome to St. Tropez"||—||17||68|
|08||Sweden||Swedish||Alina Devecerski||"Flytta på dej!"||Move on!||18||67|
|10||Kosovo||English||Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah||"R.I.P."||—||6||128|
|11||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnian, Spanish||Feminem feat. Alex Manga||"Oye, oye, oye"||Listen, listen, listen||15||71|
|14||Netherlands||English||Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon den Adel||"In and out of love"||—||2||169|
|15||Åland Islands||English||Amanda Jenssen||"Amarula tree"||—||23||56|
|16||Faroe Islands||English||Kato & Infernal||"Speakers on"||—||21||64|
|18||Italy||Italian||Modà||"La notte"||The night||22||56|
|19||Greece||English||Eleftheria Eleftheriou||"Hearts collide"||—||9||101|
|20||Czech Republic||English||Verona||"Up to the stars"||—||19||66|
|21||Bulgaria||Bulgarian||Andrea||"Izlazhi me"||Lie to me||13||80|
|22||Georgia||Georgian||Veriko Turashvili||"Ra kargi xar"||How good are you||24||42|
|23||Andorra||Spanish, English||Sak Noel||"Loca people"||Crazy people||7||118|
|24||Lebanon||Arabic||Nicole Saba||"Hafdal ahlam"||Keep on dreaming||25||40|
|25||Poland||Polish||Sylwia Grzeszczak||"Male Rzeczy"||Small things||4||140|
|26||San Marino||Italian||Eros Ramazzotti||"La nostra vita"||Our life||26||18|
|10||Bosnia and Herzegovina||65|
|15||Bosnia and Herzegovina||71|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final
|N.||Recipient nation||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|7||Scotland||Denmark, England, Faroe Islands, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland|
|4||Netherlands||Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Greece|
|3||Kosovo||Albania, Estonia, Sweden|
|2||Andorra||Northern Ireland, Wales|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Croatia, Serbia|
|Faroe Islands||Cyprus, Malta|
|Greece||Czech Republic, Netherlands|
|Iceland||Bosnia and Herzegovina, San Marino|
|Poland||Åland Islands , Lithuania|
Voting and spokespersons
The order was used to add as much excitement as possible. The spokespersons and the city from where they were calling, were shown alongside each country.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Faroe Islands
- Åland Islands
- Northern Ireland
- San Marino
- Andorra la Vella
- Andrey Malahov
- Nelly Makdessy
- Magdalena Tul
- Maya Sar
- Raffaela Paton
- Gisela Cánovas
- Sofia Nizharadze
- Sasha Son
- Yelle van Dael
- Andra Măruţă
- Rebecca Ferguson
- Modric Luka
- Olga Fesenco
- Andrea Demirovic
- Paul Hewson
- Ott Lepland
- Mikaela Attard
- Agnes Carlsson
- Vanessa Paradis
- Katerina Geronikolou
- Ewa Farna
- Lena Meyer-Landrut
- Evridiki Theokleous
- Sisse Marie
- Frederic Ndoci
- Roza Rymbaeva
- Emeli Sande
- Ida Corr
- Marina Diamandis
- Eric Saade
- Gylfi Sigurdsson
- Tula Contostavlos
- Pernilla Karlsson
- Gülben Ergen
- Nadia Dragneva
- Emmanuela Marrone
- Radmila Manojlovic
- Tiziano Ferro
- Brighitta Balogh
- Ursula Andress