Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final

The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. It is the furthest East that the contest had ever been held.

Baku provided a unique setting for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. The slogan for the competition this year was Light Your Fire, which was fitting given that the event was being held in Azerbaijan, the Land of Fire.

The United Kingdom sent its oldest ever participant, 76 year old Engelbert Humperdinck, whilst Russia was represented by the Buranovskiye Babushki who had a combined age of more than 500!

A Euphoric win for Sweden

Sweden's participant Loreen had been the main favourite ever since she appeared in the widely popular Swedish selection show, Melodifestivalen, earlier that year. Her song Euphoria took Europe by storm and Sweden won the 2012 competition by a landslide. The song went on to be a worldwide hit and reached number one in several countries selling more than two million copies.

Facts and figures

  • 42 broadcasters took part while initially 43 had signed up. It was the Armenian broadcaster ARMTV which pulled out at the last minute.
  • The ruling champion of the contest, Eldar "Ell" Gasimov also co-hosted the shows in Baku
  • Euphoria received the highest number of 12 points of any entry in the contest's history with eighteen countries giving the song top marks.
  • Rona Nishliu took one of the highest notes in the history of the contest in her entry Suus
  • The world-famous twins, Jedward took part for the second year in a row for Ireland

Facts & Figures

Date

Saturday 26 May 2012

Location

Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan

Winner

Loreen from Sweden

Broadcaster

İctimai

The Participants

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 United Kingdom
Flag of United KingdomBBC
Engelbert Humperdinck Love Will Set You Free
Martin Terefe & Sacha Skarbek
012 25
02 Hungary
Flag of HungaryMTV
Compact Disco Sound Of Our Hearts
Behnam Lotfi, Gábor Pál, Att...
019 24
03 Albania
Flag of AlbaniaRTSH
Rona Nishliu Suus
Florent Boshnjaku Rona Nishliu
146 05
04 Lithuania
Flag of LithuaniaLRT
Donny Montell Love Is Blind
Brandon Stone Brandon Stone & Jodie Rose
070 14
05 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaBHRT
Maya Sar Korake Ti Znam
Maja Sarihodžić
055 18
06 Russia
Flag of RussiaRTR
Buranovskiye Babushki Party For Everybody
Viktor Drobysh, Timofei Leontiev Olga Tuktareva, Marry S. Apple...
259 02
07 Iceland
Flag of IcelandRÚV
Greta Salóme & Jónsi Never Forget
Gréta Salóme
046 20
08 Cyprus
Flag of CyprusCyBC
Ivi Adamou La La Love
Alex Papaconstantinou, Bjorn D...
065 16
09 France
Flag of FranceFrance 3
Anggun Echo (You And I)
Jean Pierre Pilot & William Ro... William Rousseau & Anggun
021 22
10 Italy
Flag of ItalyRAI
Nina Zilli L'Amore È Femmina (Out Of Love)
Christian Rabb, Kristoffer Sj... Nina Zilli, Christian Rabb, Kr...
101 09
11 Estonia
Flag of EstoniaERR
Ott Lepland Kuula
Ott Lepland Aapo Ilves
120 06
12 Norway
Flag of NorwayNRK
Tooji Stay
Tooji, Figge Boström & Peter ...
007 26
13 Azerbaijan
Flag of Azerbaijanİctimai
Sabina Babayeva When The Music Dies
Anders Bagge, Johan Kronlund, ... Anders Bagge, Sandra Bjurman, ...
150 04
14 Romania
Flag of RomaniaTVR
Mandinga Zaleilah
Costi Ionita Elena Ionescu, Dihigo Omar Sec...
071 12
15 Denmark
Flag of DenmarkDR
Soluna Samay Should've Known Better
Chief 1 & Remee Chief 1, Remee & Isam B
021 23
16 Greece
Flag of GreeceERT
Eleftheria Eleftheriou Aphrodisiac
Dimitri Stassos, Mikaela Stens...
064 17
17 Sweden
Flag of SwedenSVT
Loreen Euphoria
Thomas G:son & Peter Boström
372 01
18 Turkey
Flag of TurkeyTRT
Can Bonomo Love Me Back
Can Bonomo
112 07
19 Spain
Flag of SpainTVE
Pastora Soler Quédate Conmigo (Stay With Me)
Antonio Sánchez, Thomas G:son... Antonio Sánchez
097 10
20 Germany
Flag of GermanyNDR
Roman Lob Standing Still
Wayne Hector, Jamie Cullum, St...
110 08
21 Malta
Flag of MaltaPBS
Kurt Calleja This Is The Night
Johan Jämtberg, Mikael Gunner...
041 21
22 F.Y.R. Macedonia
Flag of F.Y.R. MacedoniaMKRTV
Kaliopi Crno I Belo
Romeo Grill Kaliopi
071 13
23 Ireland
Flag of IrelandRTÉ
Jedward Waterline
Nick Jarl & Sharon Vaughn
046 19
24 Serbia
Flag of SerbiaRTS
Željko Joksimović Nije Ljubav Stvar
Željko Joksimović Marina Tucaković / Miloš Rog...
214 03
25 Ukraine
Flag of UkraineNTU
Gaitana Be My Guest
Gaitana and KIWI Project Gaitana
065 15
26 Moldova
Flag of MoldovaTRM
Pasha Parfeny Lăutar
Pasha Parfeny, Alex Brashovean Pasha Parfeny
081 11

Scoreboard

Participant Albania Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia & Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Denmark Estonia F.Y.R. Macedonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Latvia Lithuania Malta Moldova Montenegro Norway Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland The Netherlands Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Points Place
United Kingdom United Kingdom
1542 12 25
Hungary Hungary
17281 19 24
Albania Albania
8106454512636108121110112131125 146 5
Lithuania Lithuania
485331274416517 70 14
Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina
71076527110 55 18
Russia Russia
3510128366588484574776710106364884107388747103 259 2
Iceland Iceland
1667365444 46 20
Cyprus Cyprus
6212835228512 65 16
France France
226326 21 22
Italy Italy
72237514235244105242755154 101 9
Estonia Estonia
4101041088827761068714 120 6
Norway Norway
133 7 26
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
47710821051812121051043612122 150 4
Romania Romania
6331275671241104 71 12
Denmark Denmark
255522 21 23
Greece Greece
12521112112483435 64 17
Sweden Sweden
512761288710121261212812612121212121067712310123101210127126612 372 1
Turkey Turkey
10312747285783118356381 112 7
Spain Spain
66536436121012614868 97 10
Germany Germany
24410101721010873231023426 110 8
Malta Malta
831726275 41 21
F.Y.R. Macedonia F.Y.R. Macedonia
82122818121683 71 13
Ireland Ireland
114344455510 46 19
Serbia Serbia
110510121271028108436553121055467121010102 214 3
Ukraine Ukraine
31013613362781182 65 15
Moldova Moldova
151722543612781728 81 11

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