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All About the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

Updated on September 17, 2016
The 2013 Eurovision Song Contest
The 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

2013 Eurovision Song Contest: Videos, News & Results

The 2013 Eurovision Song Contest was staged in Malmo, Sweden following the victory by Swedish singer Loreen with the song Euphoria at the 57th Contest in Azerbaijan.

39 countries across Europe participated at the 2013 competition (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Slovakia and Turkey all withdrew, while Armenia returned), the same number that took part in the 2010 contest.

The semifinals were staged on May 14 and 16, while the grand final was presented on the evening of May 18.



Welcome to Eurovision 2013

Sweden's Winning 2012 Eurovision Song: Loreen: Euphoria

Why was the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 held in Malmo?

Under the rules of the European Broadcasting Union, the winning country from the previous year hosts the current year's event.

In 2012, Loreen won the Contest with the song Euphoria and thus the competition was staged in Sweden in 2013.

Here is a reminder of the winning song from 2011.

Introduction to the 2013 Show

Malmö Arena in Malmö, Sweden: Venue of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.
Malmö Arena in Malmö, Sweden: Venue of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

Image by Albin Olsson (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Eurovision 2013 CD

Eurovision Song Contest Malmo 2013 / Various
Eurovision Song Contest Malmo 2013 / Various

The 2013 Eurovision CD, featuring all 39 entries performed at the Contest

 

Eurovision 2013: The Participants

After a year away, Armenia returned to the Eurovision fold, while Slovakia, Portugal, Turkey and Bosnia/Herzegovina withdrew.

The following countries were represented in the two Semi-Finals of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on the 14th and 16th of May:

Albania; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; Georgia; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Latvia; Lithuania; Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Romania; Russia; San Marino; Serbia; Slovenia; Switzerland and Ukraine.

France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom - known as the Big Five - automatically qualified for the Final, together with 2012's winning country, Sweden.

Semi-Final 1: May 14, 2013

Result: Semi-Final 1: Top 10 Qualify For Final

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Denmark
Only Teardrops
Emmelie de Forest
167
2. Russia
What If
Dina Garipova
156
3. Ukraine
Gravity
Zlata Ognevich
140
4. Moldova
O mie (A Thousand)
Aliona Moon
95
5. Belgium
Love Kills
Roberto Bellarosa
75
6. The Netherlands
Birds
Anouk
75
7. Belarus
Solayoh
Alyona Lanskaya
64
8. Ireland
Only Love Survives
Ryan Dolan
54
9. Lithuania
Something
Andrius Pojavis
53
10. Estonia
Et uus saaks alguse (To be Able to Start Anew)
Birgit
52
11. Serbia
Ljubav je svuda (Love is Everywhere)
Moje 3
46
12. Montenegro
Igranka (The Dance)
Who See
41
13. Croatia
Mižerja (Misery)
Klapa s Mora
38
14. Austria
Shine
Natália Kelly
27
15. Cyprus
An me thimase (If You Remember Me)
Despina Olympiou
11
16. Slovenia
Straight Into Love
Hannah
8
Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom also voted in this semi-final.

Only Teardrops: Denmark: Winner Semi-Final 1

Semi-Final 2: May 16, 2013

Result: Semi-Final 2: Top 10 Qualify For Final

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Azerbaijan
Hold Me
Farid Mammadov
139
2. Greece
Alcohol Is Free
Koza Mostra ft. Agathon Iakovidis
121
3. Norway
I Feed You My Love
Margaret Berger
120
4. Malta
Tomorrow
Gianluca
118
5. Romania
It's My Life
Cezar
83
6. Iceland
Ég á líf (I'm Alive)
Eythor Ingi
72
7. Armenia
Lonely Planet
Dorians
69
8. Hungary
Kedvesem (Darling)
ByeAlex
66
9. Finland
Marry Me
Krista Siegfrids
64
10. Georgia
Waterfall
Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani
63
11. San Marino
Crisalide (Vola) (Chrysalis (Fly))
Valentina Monetta
47
12. Bulgaria
Samo shampioni (Only Champions)
Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankulov
45
13. Switzerland
You and Me
Takasa (Heilsarmee)
41
14. Israel
Rak bishvilo (Just For Him)
Moran Mazor
40
15. Albania
Identitet (Identity)
Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko
31
16. Macedonia
Pred da se razdeni (Before Dawn)
Esma and Lozano
28
17. Latvia
Here We Go
PeR
13
France, Germany and Spain voted in this semi-final

Hold Me: Azerbaijan: Winner Semi-Final 2

Final: May 18, 2013

Emmelie de Forest: Winner of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest for Denmark
Emmelie de Forest: Winner of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest for Denmark

Image by Albin Olsson (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Malmö 2013: CD & Download

If you're wanting to listen to a compilation of all of the entries at the 58th Eurovision Song Contest, this is the CD to have in your collection

All 39 songs from the participating nations are included and, as usual with Eurovision, there is a quirky and groovy mix of tracks, some fantastic and some a little offbeat.

However, I think 2013 will be remembered for a winning song, representing Denmark, which was sung by a beautiful, young woman who insisted on not wearing shoes!

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Malmö: CHECK UK PRICE

[Available in CD format and some tracks can also be downloaded.]

Result: The Final

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Denmark
Only Teardrops
Emmelie de Forest
281
2. Azerbaijan
Hold Me
Farid Mammadov
234
3. Ukraine
Gravity
Zlata Ognevich
214
4. Norway
I Feed You My Love
Margaret Berger
191
5. Russia
What If
Dina Garipova
174
6. Greece
Alcohol Is Free
Koza Mostra ft. Agathon Iakovidis
152
7. Italy
L'essenziale (The Essential One)
Marco Mengoni
126
8. Malta
Tomorrow
Gianluca
120
9. The Netherlands
Birds
Anouk
114
10. Hungary
Kedvesem (Darling)
ByeAlex
84
11. Moldova
O mie (A Thousand)
Aliona Moon
71
12. Belgium
Love Kills
Roberto Bellarosa
71
13. Romania
It's My Life
Cezar
65
14. Sweden
You
Robin Stjernberg
62
15. Georgia
Waterfall
Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani
50
16. Belarus
Solayoh
Alyona Lanskaya
48
17. Iceland
Ég á líf (I'm Alive)
Eythor Ingi
47
18. Armenia
Lonely Planet
Dorians
41
19. United Kingdom
Believe in Me
Bonnie Tyler
23
20. Estonia
Et uus saaks alguse (To be Able to Start Anew)
Birgit
19
21. Germany
Glorious
Cascada
18
22. Lithuania
Something
Andrius Pojavis
17
23. France
L'enfer et moi (Hell and Me)
Amandine Bourgeois
14
24. Finland
Marry Me
Krista Siegfrids
13
25. Spain
Contigo hasta el final (With You Until the End)
ESDM
8
26. Ireland
Only Love Survives
Ryan Dolan
5
Italy, Spain, France, Germany, United Kingdom and Sweden automatically qualified for the Final

Only Teardrops: Denmark: Winner 2013

Hold Me: Azerbaijan: Runner-Up

Gravity: Ukraine: Third Place

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      Rosetta Slone 

      5 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      I loved Malta's entry, and Greece's was great fun. It's such an amazing song contest.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I only watched a couple but liked the song from Greece. Fun stuff!

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