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Own Eurovision Song Contest 54
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Dates
Semi-finals date 3 October 2020
Final date 17 October 2020
Host
Venue Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre, Tampere, Finland
Presenter(s) Sanni Kurkisuo
Broadcaster Finnish Broadcasting Corporation
Participants
Entries 47
Returning Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Georgia Georgia
Flag of Israel Israel
Flag of Moldova Moldova
Flag of North Macedonia North Macedonia
Withdrawing Flag of Algeria Algeria
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Morocco Morocco
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Russia Russia
"Trogat zapreshcheno"
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 54, often referred to as OESC #54, is the 54th edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Tampere, Finland, following Sini Yasemin's win in the 53rd edition with the song "Mayday". It was the third time Finland had hosted the contest, having previously done so in the thirty-fifth and forty-ninth editions. Organised by the Own European Broadcasting Union and host broadcaster Finnish Broadcasting Corporation, the contest was held at the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Sanni Kurkisuo.

Forty-seven countries took part in the contest. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Israel, Moldova and North Macedonia returned to the competition, while Algeria, Hungary and Morocco withdrew for various reasons. Azerbaijan had originally planned to participate, but announced its withdrawal after the deadline.

The winner was Russia with the song "Trogat zapreshcheno" performed by Hanna. This is country's third victory, the last one being in the 49th edition, once again hosted by Finland. The podium was completed by Belarus, which managed to equal their best result achieved back in the 23rd edition, receiving same amount of points, followed by Netherlands. Kazakhstan, which placed fourth also equaled their best result from 41st edition. Portugal and Armenia finished on fifth and sixth places respectively. The host nation Finland finished on the 23rd place.

LocationEdit

Further information on the host country: Finland

Host CityEdit

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Tampere
Location of the host city.
Tampere is a city in Pirkanmaa, western part of Finland. It is the most populous inland city in the Nordic countries. It has often been rated as the most popular city in Finland.

Tampere has a population of 238,140 with the urban area holding 334,112 people and the metropolitan area, also known as the Tampere sub-region, holding 385,301 inhabitants in an area of 4,970 km2. Tampere is the second-largest urban area and third most-populous individual municipality in Finland, after the cities of Helsinki and Espoo and the most populous Finnish city outside the Greater Helsinki area, within which both Helsinki and Espoo are located. Tampere is a major urban, economic, and cultural hub for central Finland. Tampere is surrounded by beautiful lakes and eskers, the centre of the city is dominated by industrial heritage; the national landscape of Tammerkoski rapids and historical red brick buildings. Tampere is a city of people, where it’s okay just to be you. According to Finns, it is the most loved residential city in Finland which has something wonderfully seductive, dynamic but relaxing.

VenueEdit

Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre is one of the largest exhibition and sports centres in Finland. The five exhibition halls offer an excellent environment for functions and events. When used for the contest, the facilities in the Hall A will accommodate approximately 11,000 spectators.

FormatEdit

Semi-final Allocation DrawEdit

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 4 September 2020. The first part of the draw determined in which semi-final the Big Six would have to vote. The second part of the draw decided in which half of the respective semi-finals each country would perform, with the exact running order determined by the producers of the show at a later date. Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final and twenty-one in the second semi-final. From each semi-final, ten countries joined the "Big 6" in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries participated.

The forty-one semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities. Drawing from different pots helps in reducing the chance of so-called neighbour voting and increasing suspense in the semi-finals. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.

The six pots were the following:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Participating countriesEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Finland, San Marino and Ukraine also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Altynai Zholdybaeva "Syuda idi" 3 107
02 Flag of Andorra Andorra Ricardo Arjona feat. Pablo Alborán "El amor que me tenía" 20 5
03 Flag of Norway Norway Mr Little Jeans "Oh Sailor" 14 65
04 Flag of Georgia Georgia Anri "Vyydi idi" 17 35
05 Flag of Serbia Serbia Nataleé "Bebo" 15 53
06 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Napoleon Gold feat. Haiva Ru "Love Don't Cut Me Down" 8 86
07 Flag of Ireland Ireland Moncrieff "Like I Do" 11 74
08 Flag of Belgium Belgium Charles "Wasted Time" 4 97
09 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Trilogy "Up to No Good" 9 75
10 Flag of Austria Austria Nathan Trent "Sweet Dreams" 18 29
11 Flag of North Macedonia North Macedonia Thea "Senki" 16 46
12 Flag of Italy Italy Joe Elle "Tieniti stretto" 7 88
13 Flag of Denmark Denmark Ollie "Hard to Get" 5 92
14 Flag of Armenia Armenia Anna Marti "Zabyvayu" 1 108
15 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia David Amaro "Raj" 12 73
16 Flag of Moldova Moldova Miriam Amat & Carine "Rendez vous" 13 71
17 Flag of Croatia Croatia Lidija Bačić "Satra" 19 15
18 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Mimoza Shkodra "Ki me ni" 10 75
19 Flag of Poland Poland Daria Zawiałow "Punk fu!" 6 91
20 Flag of Portugal Portugal Sea "Player 2" 2 107

Semi-final 2Edit

Twenty-one countries participated in the first semi-final. Cyprus, Monaco and Switzerland also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Belarus Belarus Uzari "Moy vibe" 2 137
02 Flag of Albania Albania The Alicka Problem "Opium" 18 31
03 Flag of Greece Greece Eleni Foureira "Yayo" 8 72
04 Flag of Spain Spain Belén Aguilera "Republicanas" 11 61
05 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Jessie Ware "What's Your Pleasure?" 7 88
06 Flag of Germany Germany Sarah Lesch "Der rosa Elefant" 16 41
07 Flag of Russia Russia Hanna "Trogat zapreshcheno" 1 167
08 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Hibrid & Sara Renar "Na pola puta" 21 1
09 Flag of Iceland Iceland Charlotte Qvale "The Sea" 6 89
10 Flag of Estonia Estonia Frankie Animal "Playful" 19 26
11 Flag of Sweden Sweden Enoka "Like a Hurricane" 4 120
12 Flag of Israel Israel Shaked Rotem "Mashehu hadash" 10 62
13 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Mougleta "Madness" 3 123
14 Flag of Malta Malta Mteam "Are You With Me" 17 40
15 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Babet "Chameleon" 5 115
16 Flag of France France Julia "Et toi mon amour" 12 57
17 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Sako Polumenta & Adina "Bijeli cvijet" 15 42
18 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Eli "Heavy Hearts" 14 44
19 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Zea "Out of Touch" 13 45
20 Flag of Romania Romania Delia "Aruncă-mă" 9 68
21 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Lea Santee "Wine" 20 21

FinalEdit

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 47 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine On I Ona "Voda (Ne taki, yak vsi)" 20 81
02 Flag of Greece Greece Eleni Foureira "Yayo" 22 70
03 Flag of Portugal Portugal Sea "Player 2" 5 142
04 Flag of Belgium Belgium Charles "Wasted Time" 13 102
05 Flag of Italy Italy Joe Elle "Tieniti stretto" 19 81
06 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Mimoza Shkodra "Ki me ni" 14 98
07 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Jessie Ware "What's Your Pleasure?" 7 136
08 Flag of Israel Israel Shaked Rotem "Mashehu hadash" 21 81
09 Flag of Denmark Denmark Ollie "Hard to Get" 11 106
10 Flag of Russia Russia Hanna "Trogat zapreshcheno" 1 192
11 Flag of San Marino San Marino Joan Thiele "Save Me" 15 91
12 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Ta'Shan "Mixie Mixie" 10 111
13 Flag of Iceland Iceland Charlotte Qvale "The Sea" 8 128
14 Flag of Romania Romania Delia "Aruncă-mă" 18 82
15 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Antigoni "Boosting" 26 19
16 Flag of Armenia Armenia Anna Marti "Zabyvayu" 6 137
17 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Napoleon Gold feat. Haiva Ru "Love Don't Cut Me Down" 16 90
18 Flag of Sweden Sweden Enoka "Like a Hurricane" 12 105
19 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Babet "Chameleon" 3 177
20 Flag of Belarus Belarus Uzari "Moy vibe" 2 186
21 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Trilogy "Up to No Good" 24 52
22 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Altynai Zholdybaeva "Syuda idi" 4 164
23 Flag of Monaco Monaco Olivia Dorato "No Future" 25 23
24 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Mougleta "Madness" 9 119
25 Flag of Finland Finland Malla "Sabrina" 23 67
26 Flag of Poland Poland Daria Zawiałow "Punk fu!" 17 86

Other countriesEdit

Eligibility for potential participation in the Own Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active OEBU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members has been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined to state their reasons as shown below.
  • Flag of Algeria Algeria: The country's broadcaster, ENTV, had left the Own European Broadcasting Union due to the creation of the Own Africavision Song Contest and as such the nation was no longer eligible to participate.
  • Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan: The country announced its withdrawal after the deadline due the lack of time.
  • Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands: The broadcaster failed to confirm or withdraw from the edition on time, so were disqualified and fined by the council.
  • Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar: The broadcaster expressed their interest to debut, stating that even though their participation is not possible due to the country not being a member of Own European Broadcasting Union, they will watch the contest in their mountain and wait for membership to finally compete and win.
  • Flag of Hungary Hungary: The broadcaster failed to confirm or withdraw from the edition on time, so were disqualified and fined by the council.
  • Flag of Latvia Latvia: The broadcaster failed to confirm or withdraw from the edition on time, so were disqualified and fined by the council.
  • Flag of Lithuania Lithuania: The broadcaster failed to confirm or withdraw from the edition on time, so were disqualified and fined by the council.
  • Flag of Morocco Morocco: The country's broadcaster, SNRT, had left the Own European Broadcasting Union due to the creation of the Own Africavision Song Contest and as such the nation was no longer eligible to participate.
  • Flag of Northern Cyprus Northern Cyprus: The broadcaster expressed their interest in joining the Own European Broadcasting Union and thus being able to debut and participate in the contest. However, the broadcaster, GENC Television, was not accepted into the OEBU as the country is not recognised by the vast majority of members. However, the country made it clear that if they had debuted, Ziynet Sali would have represented the country.
  • Flag of Turkey Turkey: The broadcaster failed to confirm or withdraw from the edition on time, so were disqualified and fined by the council. It is rumoured this may be to do with the rejection of Turkish Cypriot participation.

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