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Own Eurovision Song Contest 4
Welcome to Slovakia!
OESC 04.jpg
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
Broadcaster Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS)
Opening act "Life is a game" by Kristina
Participants
Entries 37
Debuting Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
Flag of Finland.svg Finland
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein
Vatican City.png Vatican City
Returning Flag of Albania.svg Albania
Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Withdrawing Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
Flag of Greece.svg Greece
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Macedonia.png Macedonia
Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro
Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium
"Stand up"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
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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

Own Eurovision Song Contest 4 is located in Slovakia
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 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Romania.png Romania 02
Tone Damli Flag of Norway.svg Norway Norway.png Norway 02
Clamidia Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino San Marino.png 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.
  • Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova, Scotland.png Scotland and Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia(host country) voted in this semifinal.
  • Flag of Italy.svg Italy was disqualified for not voting
Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Natalia "Loco por mí" 8 54
02 Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Hannah "You & I" 10 50
03 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan Nikki Jamal "Crush on you" 5 73
04 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein Cascada "Everytime we touch" 7 69
05 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland The Wanted "Glad you came" 3 99
06 Vatican City.png Vatican City Alex Britti "Solo una volta" 15 19
07 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Giusy Ferreri "Novembre" 161 64
08 Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus Irina Dorofeeva "Belarus sil'naya" 14 30
09 Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium Funda "Stand up" 1 125
10 Greenland.png Greenland Aura Dione "Geronimo" 4 97
11 Flag of Malta.svg Malta Monroe "Life" 9 50
12 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia Cvija feat. Dara Bubamara "Noć za nas" 13 40
13 Flag of Romania.svg Romania INNA "Wow" 2 106
14 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Anna Abreu "Hysteria" 6 72
15 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Mert Hakan feat. Piny Fox "Time is up" 11 50
16 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Chen Aharoni "Nosea rahok" 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.
  • Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina, Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia(host country) and Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden votes in this semifinal.
  • Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino was disqualified for not voting
Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Tone Damli feat. Eric Saade "Imagine" 5 77
02 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Christopher "Against the odds" 6 76
03 Flag of Albania.svg Albania Miriam Cani feat. Alketa Vejsiul "Don't surrender" 11 59
04 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Alisia feat. Flori "Vajno li ti e?" 10 66
05 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Alexey Vorobyov "Shout it out" 8 67
06 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Schiller feat. Hen Ree "I will follow you" 7 68
07 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland Selma Björnsdóttir "Weekender" 14 29
08 Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino Clamidia "Nora" 162 14
09 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Marijonas, Mantas & Mia "Celebrate basketball" 9 66
10 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia Inga and Anush "You will not be alone" 15 24
11 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Andrea "Hayde, opa" 3 101
12 Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Ivi Adamou feat. TU "Madness" 4 97
13 England.png England Adele "Someone like you" 2 108
14 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Severina feat. FM "Italiana" 1 120
15 Flag of Austria.svg Austria Julia "Beautiful" 13 30
16 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal Filipa Ruas "Tensão" 12 42

Notes

2.^ The country was disqualified.

Grand Final

The finalist are:


Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Greenland.png Greenland Aura Dione "Geronimo" 8 100
02 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Andrea "Hayde, opa" 5 108
03 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Natalia "Loco por mí" 22 57
04 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland The Wanted "Glad you came" 10 90
05 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden David Lindgren "Shout it out" 20 61
06 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Severina feat. FM "Italiana" 2 139
07 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Dino Merlin "Undo"3 25 33
08 Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Hannah "You & I" 15 71
09 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Marijonas, Montas & Mia "Celebrate basketball" 18 70
10 Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Ivi Adamou feat. TU "Madness" 7 101
11 Flag of Romania.svg Romania INNA "Wow" 3 116
12 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan Nikki Jamal "Crush on you" 6 105
13 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Schiller feat. Hen Ree "I will follow you" 16 70
14 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia TWiiNS "I don't know" 21 59
15 England.png England Adele "Someone like you" 4 114
16 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Christopher "Against the odds" 9 92
17 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Alisia feat. Flori "Vajno li ti e?" 14 75
18 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein Cascada "Everytime we touch" 24 46
19 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Cătălin Josan "Don't wanna miss you" 23 57
20 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Alexey Vorobyov "Shout it out" 17 70
21 Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium Funda "Stand up" 1 146
22 Flag of Malta.svg Malta Monroe "Life" 19 69
23 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Anna Abreu "Hysteria" 12 77
24 Scotland.png Scotland Alexandra Burke "The silence" 13 77
25 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 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
Total Score Spain Estonia Azerbaijan Liechtenstein Ireland Vatican City Italy Belarus Belgium Greenland Malta Serbia Romania Finland Turkey Israel Moldova Scotland Slovakia
Contestants 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
Total Score Norway Denmark Albania Kosovo Russia Germany Iceland San Marino Lithuania Armenia Bulgaria Cyprus England Croatia Austria Portugal Bosnia and Herzegovina Sweden Slovakia
Contestants 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
Total score Greenland Bulgaria Spain Ireland Sweden Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina Estonia Lithuania Cyprus Romania Azerbaijan Germany Slovakia England Denmark Kosovo Liechtenstein Moldova Russia Belgium Malta Finland Scotland Norway Vatican Italy Bealarus Serbia Turkey Israel Albania Iceland San Marino Armenia Austria Portugal
Contestants 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 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Germany, Kosovo, Slovakia
3 Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium Finland, Lithuania, Turkey
Flag of Finland.svg Finland Belarus, Denmark, Greenland
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Azerbaijan, Estonia, Norway
Scotland.png Scotland Albania, England, Israel
2 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Croatia, Iceland
England.png England Portugal, Scotland
Greenland.png Greenland Malta, Spain
Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Armenia, Romania
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Moldova, Vatican City
1 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan Italy
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbia
Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Liechtenstein
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Belgium
Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Cyprus
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein Ireland
Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Russia
Flag of Malta.svg Malta Sweden

Voting ceremony

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

See also