The singer sounded vibrant and convincing. Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images hide … Both shows took place at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, hosted by Milenita, Alexander Sano and Dragomir Draganov. Each participating country had their own national jury, which consisted of five professional members of the music industry. Baku Crystal Hall was waiting for Loreen’s performance from the very beginning of the show. The most experienced participant of the Contest – Engelbert Humperdinck – was the first to perform on the stage of Baku Crystal Hall. Poland did not participate due to financial concerns. Austria, Azerbaijan, Italy, Montenegro, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia. The contest was won by Loreen from Sweden with the song Euphoria which was written by Thomas G:son and Peter Boström. Lys Assia, the winner of the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, had entered her song "C'était ma vie" written by Ralph Siegel and Jean Paul Cara into the Swiss national selection for the 2012 contest. The image created by the Swedish representative corresponded to the title of her song – Euphoria. Who gave points to Moldova at Eurovision 2012? [25] Some postcards focused on the host city of Baku with text changing to 'Baku' and underneath 'City of ...' (e.g. [80] The Public Association for Assistance to Free Economy, a transparency and economic rights campaign group, had described the evictions as a "violation of human rights", and as having "no legal authority". She later told reporters, "Human rights are violated in Azerbaijan every day. Ali Hasanov, head of the public and political issues department in Azerbaijani President's administration, said that gay parade claims were untrue, and advised Iran not to meddle in Azerbaijan's internal affairs. [29][30] Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Azerbaijan, Iltimas Mammadov, stated that telecom networks were ready to host the event. This was the second time in the Eurovision Song Contest that 26 countries were in the final, the first being the 2003 Contest. "[84][85], Iranian officials objected to Azerbaijan hosting the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. [81] The EBU cited the "apolitical" nature of the contest and the Azerbaijani government's claim that the construction was not tied to the Eurovision Song Contest. ", "Second Semi-Final: We have our ten qualifiers", "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Official Logo + Visual Identity", "Eurovision Song Contest governing body to meet in Baku first time", "Azercell becomes Eurovision 2012 Presenting Partner", "Brainpool chosen Eurovision 2012 Production Partner", "43 countries represented at Eurovision 2012", "FYR Macedonia: Kaliopi internally selected to Baku! It took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, following Ell & Nikki's win at the 2011 contest in Düsseldorf, Germany with the song "Running Scared". Germany was another country pre-qualified for the Grand Final. [25] The lower points (1-7) were highlighted in red squares while the top points (8, 10, 12) were highlighted in orange squares with each square increasing in size in relation to the point value. Live instrumental music and live emotions, dim light changing its color, the powerful vocals of the artist – all this created an unforgettable atmosphere. The reason for this was technical difficulties in the minutes running up to the voting presentation. ", "Eurovízia s Balážom a Hubinákom - vyberajte najlepší komentár! She swept 12 points from Iceland, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Sabina’s gentle but powerful emotional appealing spoke to the very heart of the listener as she performed her Eurovision 2012 entry, When the Music Dies. Russia, Serbia, Azerbaijan and Albania rounded out the top five. Similar to the 2011 contest an algorithm was used to add as much excitement as possible. The Swedish entry was selected through Melodifestivalen 2012, a national final format that consisted of four semi-finals, a second chance round and a final, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). In contrast to the previous performance, Can Bonomo had a carefree image of a jolly sailor. [34] Poland decided not to participate, due to the financial burden of the UEFA Euro 2012 (which Poland co-hosted with Ukraine) and the 2012 Summer Olympics. [4][5] It was the first Eurovision Song Contest held in a South Caucasus country. This young singer is also a talented dancer – he even won the Lithuanian version of the Dancing With the Stars. ", Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eurovision_Song_Contest_2012&oldid=993785807, Articles with dead external links from April 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Pages using collapsible list with both background and text-align in titlestyle, Articles containing Serbian-language text, Articles containing Macedonian-language text, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Martina Majerle, who represented Slovenia in 2009, returned as a backing vocalist for Slovenia. The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists (Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom), were split into six pots, based upon how those countries voted in past contests. Eurovision 2012. [8][9] Three days later, other venue options were revealed by organisers, such as the 37,000-seat Tofiq Bahramov Stadium and the Heydar Aliyev Sports and Exhibition Complex. The crowd gave a rapturous welcome as Kaliopi, the Macedonian contestant, appeared on the stage. [151], Coordinates: 40°20′39″N 49°51′01″E / 40.3442°N 49.8502°E / 40.3442; 49.8502, "Eurovision 2012" redirects here. The two semi-finals were hosted on the 22nd and 24 May 2012 and the final on 26 May 2012. Powered by: http://www.eurovision.tv Loreen will represent Sweden at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan with the song 'Euphoria'. The young singer looked confident and persuasive on the stage. Anggun performed a song about the most precious feeling in our life – about love. [77] Before submitting the results of the German vote, the presenter from Germany Anke Engelke gave a live statement that alluded to the human rights issues in Azerbaijan, saying: "Tonight nobody could vote for their own country. 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[18][19][20], The draw that determined the semi-final running order was held on 25 January 2012 at the Buta Palace. Donny Montell from Lithuania performed fourth. Nowadays, people's healthy lifestyle is replaced by pills. Azerbaijan, Italy and Spain voted in the first semi-final. Danke, Anke! The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was the 56th annual Eurovision Song Contest, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, following Eli & Nikki giving the country its first-ever win the previous year with the song "Running Scared".. No country withdrew while Montenegro returned after a three-year gap. Azerbaijan got the right to host the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest after winning the previous 2011 edition with the song "Running Scared" performed by Ell & Nikki. Moldova’s performance became a vivid ending of the show. Land of Abundance; Land of Poetry etc. Left: Lys Assia, the first Eurovision winner (1956), and Dima Bilan, winner in 2008. This time it was represented by a young singer, Roman Lob, whose fame is only beginning to rise. [46], France, Germany and the United Kingdom voted in the second semi-final. Azerbaijan 5. We remind you that the United Kingdom did not participate in the semi-finals – the country was automatically qualified for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Centre: … The Georgian entry, "I'm a Joker" was the first Eurovision entry containing the Georgian language while the Bulgarian song "Love Unlimited" had a few words in the Azerbaijani language, both of whom never appeared at the contest before. Romania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.The Romanian entry was selected through a national final, organised by the Romanian broadcaster Romanian Television (TVR). The winner was Sweden with the song "Euphoria", performed by Loreen and written by Thomas G:son and Peter Boström. [21] Before it withdrew, Armenia was drawn to perform in the first half of this semi-final. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is organized by the European Broadcasting Union, the world's foremost alliance of public service media, representing 116 member organizations in 56 countries and an additional 34 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. At the Grand Final of the Eurovision 2012 Song Contest Donny Montell looked like a worthy rival for the other 25 countries. Male dancers in colorful skirts were dancing at the background, and sounds of the trumpets welcomed the audience, as Gaitana was going through her performance. Copying is forbidden without the written permission. Both sets of graphics were designed by London brand design agency Turquoise Branding. Ott Lepland at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest On 3 March 2012, ten acts performed in the Eesti Laul that year to see who would represent Estonia at Eurovision. The Eurovision 2012 Grand Final was viewed by millions of people all around the world. Eurovision 2016 – Who’s The Favourite to Win? Spain. Perhaps the most obvious win since Alexander Rybak’s 2009 victory, Loreen’s “Euphoria” was an obvious favourite before the contest. The hall’s air seemed to be filled with aphrodisiacs when Eleftheria Eleftheriou appeared on the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. It is named after the Belgian singer Barbara Dex, who came last in the 1993 contest wearing her own self-designed and often-mocked dress. 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The results format of each show remained the same with each country's votes being decided on a 50:50 split between televoting and a national jury. Sweden's Loreen, the winner of the Eurovision 2012, performs at the Grand Final of the song contest in the Azerbaijan's capital Baku, early on Sunday. With over 150 million records sold and having a star on both the Hollywood and the Las Vegas Walk of Fame, he is known worldwide. [76] Activists expressed fears that they would face a crackdown when the international spotlight left Azerbaijan again at the end of the contest. As the first sounds of the song filled the hall, the lights shimmered softly, and the singer’s voice smoothly flowed, touching the strings of the listeners’ hearts. Her artistic charisma is remarkable. ", "EBU: List of Participants To Be Released Next Week", "Azerbaijan hopes Eurovision Song Contest will distract from poor human rights record", "Eurovision does little help to human rights in Azerbaijan", "Eurovision: The view from the courtroom", "Swedish Eurovision star strays into Azeri rights row", "Azerbaijan: Homeowners Evicted for City Beautification. [79], Human Rights Watch also criticised the Azerbaijani government and the Baku City Authority for carrying out forced evictions against local residents, in order to allow for the demolition of flats to make way for construction in the neighbourhood where the Baku Crystal Hall was built. Jónsi performed "Heaven" in 2004, which placed 19th. Sweden participated in and won the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Sweden 2. [14] Even though the venue had an extended capacity of 23,000 people, only 16,000 people were able to attend each show. Ukraine participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.The Ukrainian entry was selected through a national final, organised by the Ukrainian broadcaster NTU. Russia 3. Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Semi-final 2 result: Sweden got 181 points and won Semi-final 2 with the song "Euphoria" performed by Loreen Date: Thursday 24 May 2012 Location: Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan Broadcaster: İctimai Television (İTV) Hosts: Leyla Aliyeva, Eldar Gasimov and Nargiz Birk-Petersen Slogan: Light Your Fire! Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semifinal: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semifinal: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final:[55]. Founded by Christer Björkman (Sweden's representative in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest and current Head of Delegation for Sweden) and Richard Herrey (member of the Herreys, Eurovision Song Contest 1984 winner from Sweden), the awards were named after the creator of the annual competition, Marcel Bezençon. City of Jazz; City of Leisure etc.). by Beat in 1990) and the first entry at all to be sung in Swedish since 1998. On 31 October 2011, Ismayil Omarov, the director general of Azerbaijani national broadcaster İctimai Television announced that a decision on the venue choice would be taken by the steering committee in January 2012. Roman became famous after he won the German talent show Unser Star Für Baku, months ago. North Macedonian star Kaliopi graced the Eurovision stage twice both in 2012 in Baku and in 2016 in Stockholm. [11] Even though the full cost of the contract was not named, the government allocated 6 million AZN for the construction of the venue. In the middle of the show, the beat became harder, and the performance – more aggressive and powerful, yet the final accords were mild and mesmerizing again. The telephone lines were opened right after the last performance. [22][23], The design of the contest was built around the motto "Light your fire! The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was the 57th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. 10.^ Ireland was originally scheduled to announce its votes as the 32nd country, but instead voted 42nd (last). [95] The organisation consisted of a network of 40 Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond, and is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit company. Truly, it was a pleasant performance to watch and to listen to. The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was the 57th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Sweden was the run-away winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012! "We Are The Heroes" by Litesound from Belarus at Eurovision Song Contest 2012. She is called a real tornado. The spokespersons are shown alongside each country.[100]. Each country awarded 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs. The lyrics and the music of the song Never Forget were written by Greta Salome herself. "[79] An Azerbaijan government spokesman criticized her in response, saying that the contest should not "be politicised"[79] and requested the EBU prevented further meetings of a similar nature. The choice was really hard, with 26 amazing performance from 20 countries chosen after the two semi-finals plus 5 more: United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain, and, of course, Azerbaijan – the host of the event. It took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, following Ell & Nikki's win at the 2011 contest in Düsseldorf, Germany with the song "Running Scared". Gaitana represented Ukraine with the song "Be My Guest", which qualified from the second semi-final and went on to place 15th in the final, scoring 65 points. [21] This draw also acted as an approximate running order, in order for the delegations from the countries to know when their rehearsals would commence and determine which semi-final the automatic finalists would be allowed to vote in. This article is more than 8 years old. The Eurovision Song Contest is organized by the European Broadcasting Union, the world's foremost alliance of public service media, representing 116 member organizations in 56 countries and an additional 34 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, Macedonia, Italy, San Marino, Switzerland, Christian Rabb, Kristoffer Sjökvist, Frida Molander, Charlie Mason, No commentators (CCTV-15, broadcast the final on 1 December 2013, shortened into two hours), This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 14:10. [97], The Barbara Dex Award has been annually awarded by the fan website House of Eurovision since 1997, and is a humorous award given to the worst dressed artist each year in the contest. On 18 June 2012, the EBU published the following results.[51][52]. Who gave points to Sweden at Eurovision 2012? Jónsi for Iceland[38] and Željko Joksimović for Serbia[39] both previously participated in 2004. And it is good to have a choice. [91] On 22 August, The Daily Telegraph reported that according to Western intelligence services, Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei personally gave orders to the elite Quds Force unit to launch terrorist attacks against the West and its allies, including Azerbaijan during the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision Song Contest is organized by the European Broadcasting Union, the world's foremost alliance of public service media, representing 116 member organizations in 56 countries and an additional 34 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. The winner of the most prestigious European music event has been determined. After each country had announced its scores, the third place went to Serbia; the second place was taken by Russia. [83], On 26 May, a flash mob of anti-government protesters were quickly dispersed by police. Below are the top five overall results, after all the votes had been cast. He appealed, “Love me back”, and the audience did so. The solo of a male dancer in the end enlivened the show even more, making the stage burst with energy. The mood of the show was not melancholic but, on the contrary, rather positive, supported by energetic moves and acrobatic tricks performed by male dancers. Her song Suus (meaning ‘One’s own’), the lyrics of which Rona wrote herself, made the heart of every listener sink, so emotional and expressive she was in her performance. Malta participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.The Maltese entry was selected through a national selection, organised by the Maltese broadcaster PBS. That is not all – the singer has also given a skilful violin performance. [32], On 17 January 2012, the EBU announced that initially forty-three countries would take part in the 2012 contest. Germany requested that they vote in this semi-final. And here ist the video of the winner’s performance – the Swedish singer Loreen with the song ‘Euphoria’. Russia's entry, "Party for Everybody", sung by Buranovskiye Babushki, was the first entry ever to be performed in Udmurt. Then it was time to be acquainted with the French representative of the 2012 Song Contest. This time, the singer alone was honored to represent her country, and she really did her best! Assia attended the event in Baku as a guest of honour.[45]. It was hosted in the Baku Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan after Ell and Nikki won for Azerbaijan in 2011 with Running Scared. You just couldn’t help dancing and singing along. The folk group Buranovskie Babushki from Russia gave the audience plenty of positive emotions with their song Party For Everybody. [40], For a second consecutive year Jedward participated for Ireland, after their 8th-place finish at the 2011 Contest with the song "Lipstick".[41][42]. ", "José María Íñigo repite como comentarista de TVE en el Festival de Eurovisión", "Gina Dirawi och Edward af Sillén kommenterar Eurovision Song Contest", "mardi 22 mai à 21:00 sur RTS Deux Eurosong 2012 22. Here is the top ten of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest: 1. Every Eurovision winner by year. Her tender voice and beautiful music mesmerized the audience. Bylgarskata pesen za Evroviziya 2012 was the national final format developed by BNT in order to select Bulgaria's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. 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