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Own Eurovision Song Contest 3
Welcome to Croatia!
OESC 03.jpg
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 31 May 2012
Semi-final 2 date 1 June 2012
Final date 4 June 2012
Host
Venue Krešimir Ćosić Hall
Zadar, Croatia
Presenter(s) Severina Vučković
Broadcaster Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT)
Opening act "On fire" by Franka Batelic (feat. Eric Destle)
Participants
Entries 33
Debuting England.png England
Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania
Scotland.png Scotland
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia
Returning Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
Withdrawing Flag of Albania.svg Albania
Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra
Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
Flag of United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia
"Life is a game"
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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

Own Eurovision Song Contest 3 is located in Croatia
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 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 02
Kristian Talev Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 02
Nina Badric Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 01
Juno Berthelsen Greenland.png Greenland Greenland.png Greenland 02
Siranush Harutyunyan Flag of Israel.svg Israel Armenia.png 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.
  • Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia(host country),Flag of Norway.svg Norway and Flag of Romania.svg Romania voted in this semifinal.
Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium Kate Ryan "Robots" 8 67
02 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Dan Bălan "Freedom" 1 119
03 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Nuška & Jacques Houdek "Odkar te ni" 11 46
04 Flag of Malta.svg Malta Kelly Schembri "Love me like your money" 6 79
05 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia Dj Shone feat. Anabela & Elitni Odredi "Beograd" 9 59
06 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Kaltrina "Hot" 7 74
07 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia Kristina "Life is a game" 2 112
08 Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Boyza II feat. Jana Kask "Anno Domini" 14 28
09 Macedonia.png Macedonia Karolina feat. Vlatko Stefanovski "Ne se vrakaš" 5 85
10 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia Lucina "My guardian angel" 10 50
11 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Neda Ukraden "Na Balkanu" 3 105
12 England.png England Gary Barlow, Commonwealth feat. Millitary Wives "Sing" 13 36
13 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Tóth Gabi "Nem kell végszó" 12 40
14 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 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.
  • Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia(host country),Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland and Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden voted in this semifinal.
  • Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey won the wildcard, that means it will compete in the Grand Final.
  • Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino was disqualified.
Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Max Barskih "Lost in love" 2 85
02 Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro Dado,MC Yankoo,DJ Mladka&MC Stojan "Ja volim Balkan" 5 79
03 Scotland.png Scotland One Direction "One thing" 9 66
04 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Dan Bălan feat. Vera Brezhneva "Lepestkami slyoz" 1 95
05 Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino Clamidia "Volgeremo gli sguardi" 141 32
06 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Miro feat. Krisko & Nevena "Slagam kraĭ" 7 68
07 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Blank & Jones feat. Elles de Graaf "Mind of the wonderful" 3 84
08 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Soraya "Twilight" 6 75
09 Greenland.png Greenland Juno feat. Barbi Esco "It's over" 4 83
10 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Sirusho feat. Boaz & Jelena "Time to pray" 11 53
11 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Celina Ree "Når du rør ved mig" 10 57
12 Flag of Greece.svg Greece Kokkina Xalia "Sugarqueen" 13 31
13 Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic David Deyl "Akorát" 8 67
14 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Gülçin "Ara ara" 122 53

Notes

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

Second Chance Round

Draw Country Artist Song Result
01 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Nuška & Jacques Houdek "Odkar te ni" Eliminated
02 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Gülçin "Ara ara" Final

Final

The finalists are:

  • the big five: Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia(host country),Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland, Flag of Norway.svg Norway, Flag of Romania.svg Romania and Flag of Sweden.svg 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 Artist Song Place Point
01 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Max Barskih "Lost in love" 7 87
02 Scotland.png Scotland One Direction "One thing" 6 91
03 Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro Dado,MC Yankoo,DJ Mladka&MC Stojan "Ja volim Balkan" 14 61
04 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Dan Bălan feat. Vera Brezhneva "Lepestkami slyoz" 16 48
05 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Miro feat. Kristo & Nevena "Slagam kraĭ" 25 27
06 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Dan Bălan "Freedom" 3 107
07 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Kaltrina "Hot" 10 72
08 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Gülçin "Ara ara" 20 45
09 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Nina Badrić "Dat će nam Bog" 4 99
10 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia Kristina "Life is a game" 1 142
11 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Soraya "Twilight" 18 46
12 Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic David Deyl "Akorát" 26 23
13 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Neda Ukraden "Na Balkanu" 2 142
14 Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium Kate Ryan "Robots" 19 45
15 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Loreen "My heart is refusing me" 5 94
16 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia Lucina "My guardian angel" 22 39
17 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Stella Mwangi "Lookie lookie" 8 85
18 Flag of Malta.svg Malta Kelly Schembri "Love me like your money" 13 63
19 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia DJ Shone feat. Anabela & Elitni Odredi "Beograd" 11 68
20 Macedonia.png Macedonia Karolina feat. Vlatko Stefanovski "Ne se vrakaš" 12 63
21 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Andra "What about us" 9 82
22 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Nikki Kavanagh "Falling" 17 47
23 Greenland.png Greenland Juno feat. Barbi Esco "It's over" 23 37
24 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Blank & Jones feat. Elles de Graaf "Mind of the wonderful" 15 50
25 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Celina Ree "Når du rør ved mig" 24 33
26 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Simonna "One of a kind" 21 44

Scoreboards

Semi-final 1

  Voting results first semifinal
Total Score Belgium Moldova Slovenia Malta Serbia Kosovo Slovakia Estonia FYR Macedonia Armenia Bosnia and Herzegovina England Hungary Lithuania Norway Romania Croatia
Contestants 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
Total Score Ukraine Montenegro Scotland Russia San Marino Bulgaria Germany Spain Greenland Israel Denmark Greece Czech Republic Turkey Ireland Sweden Croatia
Contestants 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
Total score Ukraine Scotland Montenegro Russia Bulgaria Moldova Kosovo Turkey Croatia Slovakia Spain Czech Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina Belgium Sweden Armenia Norway Malta Serbia FYR Macedonia Romania Ireland Greenland Germany Denmark Lithuania England Estonia Hungary Slovenia Greece Israel San Marino
Contestants
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. Flag of Greece.svg Greece, Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary and Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino didn't cast their votes. The countries revealed their votes in the following order:

See also

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