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Europa Song Contest 1
The Sensation of Love
ESC 1 Logo
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 22 April 2017
Semi-final 2 date 29 April 2017
Final date 20 May 2017
Host
Venue Arena Armeec
Sofia, Bulgaria
Presenter(s) Poli Genova
Broadcaster BNT
Opening act Semi-final 1: Poli Genova performing her song "If Love Was a Crime".
Semi-final 2: Dara performing her song "K'vo Ne Chu".
Final: Kristian Kostov performing his song "Beautiful Mess".
Interval act Semi-final 1: Dara performing her song "Rodena Takava".
Semi-final 2: Poli Genova & Grafa performing their song "Sluhove".
Final: Poli Genova performing her song "Na Inat".
Participants
Entries 33
Debuting All the participants
Returning None
Withdrawing None
Voting
System Each country/jury awards 12, 10, 8–1 points to their top 10 songs.
Winner Flag of Germany Germany
"Aulë und Yavanna"
Europa Song Contest
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Europa Song Contest 1, often referred to as ESC 1, was the debut edition of the Europa Song Contest. It was held in Sofia, Bulgaria as it was the host's country chose Arena Armeec while Poli Genova was selected as the presenter.

Thirty-Three countries participated in the first edition, all of them being debutants as it was the first edition. In order to participate, the countries had to be firstly approved to be members of the European Broadcasting Union.

Germany was crowned as the winner of the edition with the song "Aulë und Yavanna" performed by Oonagh. The song gathered a total of 156 points, 33 points ahead the runner-up, GreeceFrance finished on third place, while LithuaniaUnited Kingdom and Sweden completed the top 6 of the edition.

Location Edit

For further information see Sofia

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The city has a population of 1.26 million, while over 1.5 million people live in its functional urban area. The city is located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country, within less than 50 kilometres (31 mi) drive from the Serbian border. Its location in the centre of the Balkan peninsula means that it is the midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, whereas the Aegean Sea is the closest to it.

Sofia has been an area of human habitation since at least 7000 BC.Being Bulgaria's primate city, Sofia is a hometown of many of the major local universities, cultural institutions and commercial companies.Sofia is one of the top 10 best places for start-up business in the world, especially in IT technologies.Sofia is Europe's most affordable capital to visit as of 2013.

For the longest time the city possessed a Thracian name, derived from the tribe Serdi, who were either of Thracian, Celtic, or mixed Thracian-Celtic origin.The Serdi and the name of emperor Marcus Ulpius Traianus (53 – 117 AD) prompted the Romans to give the city the combinative name of Ulpia Serdica;Ulpia is derived from an Umbrian cognate of the Latin word lupus, meaning "wolf."It seems that the first written mention of Serdica was made during his reign and the last mention was in the 19th century in a Bulgarian text . During the Romans civitas Serdenisium was mentioned the "brightest city of the Serdi" in official inscriptions. The city was major throughout the past ever since Antiquity, when Roman emperor Constantine the Great referred to it as "my Rome", and it nearly became his capital.

Format Edit

Semi-final allocation draw Edit

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 1 April 2017 at the Arena Armeec. The thirty-three countries were divided into six pots, based on their geographical place. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined. Switzerland at first decide to debut in the first edition but later decide to withdraw.

The six pots were the following:

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

Participating countries Edit

ESC 1 SF Map.png
     Countries in the first semi-final
     Countries voting in the first semi-final
     Countries in the second semi-final
Thirty-Three countries participated in the first edition of the contest. The submissions for the first edition opened on 28 March 2017. Every country should choose their broadcaster for the contest. Kosovo wasn't allowed to enter the first edition. The contest started in April. As the rules say, if the country will select internally their entry, they should announced the artist at least one week before they reveal the song. Switzerland was announce that will take part in the first edition of the Europa Song Contest, but later Switzerland announce that they wont compete in the first edition. Also Switzerland announce that a debut in the second edition is very likely.

Results Edit

Semi-final 1 Edit

Sixteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Bulgaria also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania GJan "Wild" 7 68
02 Flag of Spain Spain La Oreja de Van Gogh "Verano" 11 50
03 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Steps "Scared of The Dark" 3 84
04 Flag of Estonia Estonia Kerli "Feral Hearts" 5 73
05 Flag of Italy Italy Claudia Megrè "Tatuami" 14 36
06 Flag of Turkey Turkey Gülşen "Bangir Bangir" 4 77
07 Flag of Monaco Monaco Caroline Costa "Ailleurs" 2 88
08 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Jan Bendig "DGF" 15 32
09 Flag of Portugal Portugal Ella Nor "Não" 6 71
10 Flag of Armenia Armenia Joni Hovhannisyan "Lezginka" 16 30
11 Flag of Germany Germany Oonagh "Aulë und Yavanna" 1 106
12 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Burak Yeter ft. Danelle "Tuesday" 12 45
13 Flag of Serbia Serbia Dunja Ilić "Euforija" 10 54
14 Flag of Croatia Croatia Ivana Banfić "Budi Svoja" 13 44
15 Flag of Moldova Moldova Nicoleta Nuca "Amintiri" 8 66
16 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Elen Levon "Dancing To The Same Song" 9 62

Semi-final 2 Edit

Sixteen countries participated in the second semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Norway Norway Máddji "Dawn Light" 14 35
02 Flag of Finland Finland Saara "Superpowers" 2 80
03 Flag of Denmark Denmark Sada Vidoo "Northern Lights" 4 73
04 Flag of Ireland Ireland Aine Cahill "The Pictures" 6 63
05 Flag of Sweden Sweden Måns Zelmerlöw "Glorious" 7 62
06 Flag Of Greece Greece Tamta "Unloved" 1 115
07 Flag of Belarus Belarus Alexander Rybak "Kotik" 10 49
08 Flag of France France Aurélie Preston "All We Have" 8 60
09 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Charis Savva ft. Demy "Me Oplo Tin Foni Sou" 11 47
10 Flag of Russia Russia Like.A "HaHaHa" 13 42
11 Flag of Israel Israel Arisa ft. Sarit Hadad "Circus" 15 32
12 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan A-Studio "Here is Love" 16 24
13 Flag of Belgium Belgium Laura Tesoro "Higher" 3 78
14 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Eivør "Í tokuni" 5 70
15 Flag of Romania Romania Marcus & Seba ft. Inna "Show Me The Way" 9 55
16 Flag of Albania Albania ROD ft. Soundstreamers "Light it Up" 12 43

Final Edit

Twenty-one countries participated in the final, with all thirty-two participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Germany Germany Oonagh "Aulë und Yavanna" 1 156
02 Flag of Moldova Moldova Nicoleta Nuca "Amintiri" 9 98
03 Flag of Sweden Sweden Måns Zelmerlöw "Glorious" 6 102
04 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania GJan "Wild" 4 107
05 Flag of Romania Romania Marcus & Seba ft. Inna "Show Me The Way" 17 71
06 Flag of Belgium Belgium Laura Tesoro "Higher" 16 72
07 Flag of Serbia Serbia Dunja Ilić "Euforija" 19 70
08 Flag of Ireland Ireland Aine Cahill "The Pictures" 18 70
09 Flag of Finland Finland Saara "Superpowers" 15 76
10 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Elen Levon "Dancing To The Same Song" 14 81
11 Flag of Estonia Estonia Kerli "Feral Hearts" 7 101
12 Flag of Belarus Belarus Alexander Rybak "Kotik" 21 45
13 Flag of Monaco Monaco Caroline Costa "Ailleurs" 8 100
14 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Steps "Scared of The Dark" 5 103
15 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Eivør "Í tokuni" 13 85
16 Flag of Denmark Denmark Sada Vidoo "Northern Lights" 12 88
17 Flag Of Greece Greece Tamta "Unloved" 2 123
18 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Dara "Rodena Takava" 20 64
19 Flag of Portugal Portugal Ella Nor "Não" 11 93
20 Flag of Turkey Turkey Gülşen "Bangir Bangir" 10 98
21 Flag of France France Aurélie Preston "All We Have" 3 111

Voting gridsEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Germany Germany 97 Flag of Monaco Monaco 112
2 Flag of United Kingdom UK 91 Flag of Germany Germany 92
3 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 84 Flag of Turkey Turkey 87
4 Flag of Estonia Estonia 83 Flag of Moldova Moldova 80
5 Flag of Portugal Portugal 75 Flag of United Kingdom UK 72
6 Flag of Monaco Monaco 74 Flag of Estonia Estonia 68
7 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 63 Flag of Portugal Portugal 64
8 Flag of Serbia Serbia 60 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 61
9 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 59 Flag of Spain Spain 55
10 Flag of Moldova Moldova 57 Flag of Croatia Croatia 52
11 Flag of Turkey Turkey 56 Flag of Serbia Serbia 52
12 Flag of Spain Spain 50 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 48
13 Flag of Italy Italy 45 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 43
14 Flag of Armenia Armenia 38 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 36
15 Flag of Croatia Croatia 31 Flag of Italy Italy 35
16 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 28 Flag of Armenia Armenia 27
Voting results
Total Score NLithuania NSpain NUnitedKingdom NEstonia NItaly NTurkey NMonaco NCzechRepublic NPortugal NArmenia NGermany NNetherlands NSerbia NCroatia NMoldova NUkraine NBulgaria
Lithuania 68 8 8 1 2 5 10 3 2 2 4 7 6 10
Spain 50 6 3 12 6 1 4 1 8 6 3
UK 84 7 12 3 10 5 4 5 6 8 4 10 3 7
Estonia 73 3 10 4 3 6 7 10 12 5 5 8
Italy 36 4 8 4 1 3 4 3 4 3 2
Turkey 77 8 3 12 2 2 8 12 12 8 10
Monaco 88 5 4 7 10 6 1 6 7 7 10 6 1 10 7 1
Czech R. 32 7 7 5 5 7 1
Portugal 71 7 1 4 10 8 8 4 1 8 3 5 4 4 4
Armenia 30 10 12 6 2
Germany 106 12 10 1 8 12 2 3 2 12 7 2 3 12 8 12
Netherlands 45 1 2 6 4 10 5 10 2 5
Serbia 54 2 6 4 8 12 12 8 2
Croatia 44 6 6 7 3 10 3 8 1
Moldova 66 2 5 2 5 5 10 7 1 2 6 1 1 7 12
Ukraine 62 1 5 3 7 12 5 12 6 5 6

12 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semi-final:

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Flag of Germany Germany Armenia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Moldova, Turkey
3 Flag of Turkey Turkey Croatia, Serbia, United Kingdom
2 Flag of Serbia Serbia Monaco, Portugal
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Czech Republic, Germany
1 Flag of Armenia Armenia Estonia
Flag of Estonia Estonia Netherlands
Flag of Spain Spain Italy
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Spain

Semi-final 2 Edit

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag Of Greece Greece 108 Flag Of Greece Greece 120
2 Flag of Belgium Belgium 95 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 97
3 Flag of Denmark Denmark 87 Flag of Finland Finland 83
4 Flag of Romania Romania 75 Flag of Ireland Ireland 70
5 Flag of Finland Finland 66 Flag of Belgium Belgium 69
6 Flag of Sweden Sweden 61 Flag of France France 62
7 Flag of Belarus Belarus 56 Flag of Denmark Denmark 60
8 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 55 Flag of Sweden Sweden 53
9 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 52 Flag of Russia Russia 49
10 Flag of Albania Albania 50 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 46
11 Flag of France France 48 Flag of Belarus Belarus 41
12 Flag of Israel Israel 46 Flag of Romania Romania 39
13 Flag of Ireland Ireland 40 Flag of Norway Norway 34
14 Flag of Norway Norway 36 Flag of Albania Albania 33
15 Flag of Russia Russia 34 Flag of Israel Israel 30
16 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 20 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 27
Voting results
Total Score NNorway NFinland NDenmark NIreland NSweden NGreece NBelarus NFrance NCyprus NRussia NIsrael NKazakhstan NBelgium NFaroeIslands NRomania NAlbania
Norway 35 12 3 7 2 5 6
Finland 80 7 1 1 10 10 7 10 2 5 8 7 5 7
Denmark 73 4 10 7 10 5 1 3 6 7 10 4 6
Ireland 63 4 10 2 2 3 4 2 10 8 2 5 8 3
Sweden 62 6 6 5 12 1 12 12 4 4
Greece 115 7 10 12 6 12 12 7 10 8 1 12 6 12
Belarus 49 12 8 4 4 4 10 2 5
France 60 6 3 3 6 2 1 3 12 4 10 10
Cyprus 47 5 3 7 5 8 6 3 5 1 4
Russia 42 7 2 5 6 7 2 4 1 8
Israel 32 1 8 1 8 1 12 1
Kazakhstan 24 8 4 6 2 1 3
Belgium 78 2 5 4 5 10 12 8 8 6 5 3 7 3
Faroe 70 10 12 12 3 5 8 12 6 2
Romania 55 1 1 8 4 3 6 7 7 10 8
Albania 43 3 8 2 7 5 3 4 1 6 2 2

12 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semi-final:

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Flag Of Greece Greece Albania, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, France, Sweden
3 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Denmark, Ireland, Kazakhstan
Flag of Sweden Sweden Belarus, Israel, Russia
1 Flag of Belarus Belarus Norway
Flag of Belgium Belgium Greece
Flag of Israel Israel Romania
Flag of Norway Norway Finland

FinalEdit

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Germany Germany 168 Flag of Germany Germany 143
2 Flag of France France 135 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 141
3 Flag Of Greece Greece 119 Flag of Turkey Turkey 120
4 Flag of United Kingdom UK 105 Flag of Sweden Sweden 108
5 Flag of Portugal Portugal 100 Flag Of Greece Greece 105
6 Flag of Estonia Estonia 97 Flag of Monaco Monaco 102
7 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 94 Flag of France France 102
8 Flag of Sweden Sweden 91 Flag of United Kingdom UK 96
9 Flag of Denmark Denmark 89 Flag of Moldova Moldova 94
10 Flag of Finland Finland 86 Flag of Estonia Estonia 91
11 Flag of Romania Romania 84 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 89
12 Flag of Moldova Moldova 84 Flag of Denmark Denmark 88
13 Flag of Monaco Monaco 82 Flag of Portugal Portugal 86
14 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 82 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 81
15 Flag of Serbia Serbia 80 Flag of Ireland Ireland 78
16 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 77 Flag of Finland Finland 75
17 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 74 Flag of Belgium Belgium 73
18 Flag of Turkey Turkey 73 Flag of Serbia Serbia 73
19 Flag of Belarus Belarus 66 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 72
20 Flag of Belgium Belgium 65 Flag of Romania Romania 63
21 Flag of Ireland Ireland 60 Flag of Belarus Belarus 29
Voting results
Total Score NGermany NMoldova NSweden NLithuania NRomania NBelgium NSerbia NIreland NFinland NUkraine NEstonia NBelarus NMonaco NUnitedKingdom NFaroeIslands NDenmark NGreece NBulgaria NPortugal NTurkey NFrance NAlbania NArmenia NCroatia NCyprus NCzechRepublic NIsrael NItaly NKazakhstan NNetherlands NNorway NRussia NSpain
Germany 156 10 7 3 3 7 5 8 7 10 10 3 6 12 2 12 10 2 1 10 12 4 12
Moldova 98 1 4 12 6 4 2 4 12 8 1 7 1 4 8 3 6 1 6 7 1
Sweden 102 10 10 12 8 5 3 6 2 8 2 8 10 8 4 6
Lithuania 107 4 3 3 2 7 6 4 4 12 6 2 8 4 2 12 6 7 3 12
Romania 71 7 8 5 3 3 5 1 1 10 7 7 1 10 3
Belgium 72 12 2 5 1 6 4 10 2 3 5 4 1 3 2 12
Serbia 70 8 12 7 2 3 8 8 6 10 6
Ireland 70 2 3 4 7 10 10 7 3 2 6 1 12 3
Finland 76 4 7 6 1 10 4 5 12 3 4 5 3 4 4 1 2 1
Ukraine 81 12 6 1 1 2 6 6 7 6 5 8 5 4 4 8
Estonia 101 5 2 5 1 5 2 1 7 3 6 5 4 1 8 2 2 12 6 12 1 4 7
Belarus 45 6 10 1 1 7 5 5 2 8
Monaco 100 10 8 1 10 1 6 5 5 8 3 5 10 7 3 7 5 6
UK 103 6 10 4 8 8 7 4 7 1 7 6 3 8 10 6 8
Faroe 85 1 12 12 12 12 10 7 2 10 7
Denmark 88 3 12 2 10 1 2 4 7 5 12 6 3 1 10 5 5
Greece 123 7 7 8 1 7 5 4 8 3 4 8 5 7 8 12 12 4 3 10
Bulgaria 64 6 5 1 2 3 1 4 12 10 4 7 3 2 4
Portugal 93 5 10 12 2 8 7 12 2 4 8 3 7 5 8
Turkey 98 2 5 12 3 3 6 10 1 10 12 6 8 5 10 5
France 111 8 5 3 8 4 6 2 6 10 12 6 12 2 5 10 8 2 2
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals.

12 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final:

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Denmark, Ireland, Monaco, Ukraine
Flag of Germany Germany Armenia, Kazakhstan, Norway, Turkey
3 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Belarus, Czech Republic, Spain
2 Flag of Belgium Belgium Russia, Sweden
Flag of Denmark Denmark France, Moldova
Flag of Estonia Estonia Israel, Netherlands
Flag of France France Greece, United Kingdom
Flag Of Greece Greece Albania, Cyprus
Flag of Moldova Moldova Finland, Lithuania
Flag of Portugal Portugal Belgium, Faroe Islands
Flag of Turkey Turkey Croatia, Serbia
1 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Portugal
Flag of Finland Finland Bulgaria
Flag of Ireland Ireland Italy
Flag of Serbia Serbia Romania
Flag of Sweden Sweden Estonia
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Germany

 Other countries Edit

Further information: List of countries in the Europa Song Contest

Countries that are active members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are also eligible to participate in the Europa Song Contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

Active EBU members Edit

  • Flag of Iceland Iceland: (RÚV), had looked into debuting in the first edition, RÚV however declined before later debuting in second edition.
  • Flag of Switzerland Switzerland: (SRG SSR) on 27 April 2017 the Swiss broadcaster announce that the country will debut in the first edition. However, Switzerland was decide to withdraw from the first edition, a debut in the upcoming editions is very likely.

International broadcasts and voting Edit

Voting and spokespersons Edit

  1. Flag of Norway Julie Bergan
  2. Flag of United Kingdom Scott Mills
  3. Flag of Sweden Wiktoria
  4. Flag of Serbia Boban Rajović
  5. Flag of Italy Francesco Gabbani
  6. Flag of Germany Natalie Horler
  7. Flag of France Kendji Girac
  8. Flag of Albania Ronela Hajati
  9. Flag of Belarus Rita Dakota
  10. Flag of Romania Mircea Eremia
  11. Flag of Monaco Vincent Niclo

  1. Flag of Cyprus Eleftheria Eleftheriou
  2. Flag of Portugal David Carreira
  3. Flag of Kazakhstan Zhanar Dugalova
  4. Flag of Moldova Lidia Isac
  5. Flag of Lithuania Greta Zazza
  6. Flag of Turkey Hadise
  7. Flag of Spain Fruela
  8. Flag of Faroe Islands Guðrið Hansdóttir
  9. Flag of Belgium Blanche
  10. Flag of Ukraine Volodymyr Ostapchuk
  11. Flag of Estonia Jüri Pootsmann

  1. Flag of Denmark Simone
  2. Flag of Ireland Nicky Byrne
  3. Flag of Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan
  4. Flag of Russia Egor Kreed
  5. Flag of Israel Imri Ziv
  6. Flag of Croatia Jacques Houdek
  7. Flag of Finland Saara Aalto
  8. Flag of Czech Republic Milan Peroutka
  9. Flag of Greece Giorgos Kapoutzidis
  10. Flag of Netherlands O'G3NE
  11. Flag of Bulgaria Gery-Nikol

Notes and references Edit

Notes Edit

  1. ^ Switzerland, who had been originally allocated to perform in the second semi-final, later announce that they withdraw from the first edition.

External links Edit