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Europa Song Contest 7
Do It All
ESC 7 Logo
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 18 July 2018
Semi-final 2 date 25 July 2018
Final date 7 August 2018
Host
Venue Akranesvöllur
Akranes, Iceland
Presenter(s) Greta Salóme
Broadcaster RÚV
Opening act Semi-final 1: Hidlur performing her song "Water".
Semi-final 2: Kaleo performing their song "Way Down We Go".
Final: Gladius and Klara Elias performing the winning song of the fourth edition, "The Lunatics".
Interval act Semi-final 1: Gladius and Klara Elias performing their song "Nike".
Semi-final 2: Zara Larsson performing her song "Only You".
Final: iLL Blu and Glowie performing the winning song of the sixth edition, "Tribalist".
Participants
Entries 48
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of France France
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Flag of Turkey Turkey
Withdrawing Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
Voting
System Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting.
Winner Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
"Nisam Normalna"
Europa Song Contest
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Europa Song Contest 7, often referred to as ESC 7, was the seventh edition of the Europa Song Contest. It was held in Akranes, Iceland as it was the host's country chose Akranesvöllur while Greta Salóme was selected as the presenter.

Forty-eight countries participated in the edition including Austria, France, Slovakia, and Turkey returning with Austria after two editions, and the rest after a one-edition break. However, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Liechtenstein and Montenegro announced their withdrawal from the seventh edition.

Bosnia and Herzegovina was crowned as the winner of the edition with the song "Nisam Normalna" performed by Maya Berović. The song gathered a total of 350 points, 0 points ahead the runner-up, Serbia. Denmark finished on third place, while Germany, Andorra and Israel completed the top 6 of the edition.

Location

Akranes was settled in the 9th century by the brothers Þormóður and Ketill, sons of Bresi. They came from Ireland. The town started to form in the mid-17th century as a fishing village. In 1942, it was formally chartered, and in the following years it had the biggest surge in population in its history. Industry has been a big and growing employer: a cement plant has been operated in the town since the 1950s, and an aluminum smelting plant has been in operation near the town since 1998. The fishing industry remains the town's most important source of employment, but commerce is also a significant employer as Akranes acts as a service center for a large rural region surrounding it. The town is expected to grow further in the coming years because of growing industry and improvements of transportation to the Reykjavík area, following the construction of the 5.57 km-long (3.46 mi) Hvalfjörður Tunnel which was opened in 1998, one of the world's longest underwater road tunnels. Akranes has a strong football tradition. The local team, ÍA, has for many years been among the best of the Icelandic football league. Former Sheffield Wednesdayand Arsenal midfielder Siggi Jonsson was born in Akranes and had three spells as a player with ÍA.

The Akranes Folk Museum, formerly known as the Akranes Museum Centre, consists of a folk museum, an exhibition hall and a few 19th century buildings and boats in Garðar, Akranes, Iceland. The museum houses a few exhibitions, as well as a large open-air museum, which consists mainly of houses and boats, including the old Garðar house and the 86-tonne ketch Sigurfari.

The main purpose of the Akranes Folk Museum is to collect, register, preserve, research and display artefacts and other objects of cultural and historical value for the Akranes area and Iceland. The Akranes Folk Museum is located at Garðar in Akranes, near the town's cemetery. It is easily accessible from Reykjavík via car or bus route 57.

Logo and theme

The seventh edition logo of the Europa Song Contest was previously designed by George Rospier the main producer of Europa Song Contest. The main idea was to transmit something shocking, intense and energetic due to the some issues that the contest was suffering in the last edition. Overcoming those issues between all the producers and participants, led to this magnificient logo and everything is possible if you want to the Do It All which that's where the Support Banners was made them by the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV.

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 10 March 2018 in Borgarnes. The big 6 countries were then drawn to determine in which semi-final each would country vote. The rest of the forty 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.

The six pots were the following:

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

Running order

The running order of the semi-finals and the final of the edition was by producers appointed by both the EBU and the host broadcaster RÚV.

Sneak peeks and betting odds

There were five sneak peeks with one to eight-nine countries in each sneak peek. The countries were divided into the sneak peeks according to the order of the songs announcement with the songs that were announced first being in the first sneak peek. The broadcasters can post their result for each of the sneak peeks ranking the songs from first to last.

The betting odds of the edition are based on the rankings in the sneak peeks. The average rank of each country represented the country's odds to win the contest.

Participating countries

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     Countries in the first semi-final
     Countries voting in the first semi-final
     Countries in the second semi-final
     Countries voting in the second semi-final
Fifty-two countries confirmed their participation for the edition. Five countries returned to the contest; AustriaFranceSlovakia and Turkey.

However, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Liechtenstein and Montenegro withdrew from the edition

Returning artists

GJan was internally selected to represent Lithuania for the second time; she previously represented the country in the first edition. Francesca Michielin, who represented San Marino in the third edition and Italy in the fifth edition, returned to represent Italy for the second time. Inna was internally selected to represent Romania for the second time; she previously represented the country in the first edition along with Marcus & Seba. The Motans was internally selected to represent Romania for the second time; they previously represented the country in the third edition along with Delia. Gülşen was selected via the national selection to represent Turkey for the second time; she previously represented the country in the first edition. Luis Cepeda, who previously represented Spain at the fourth edition as a part of OT 2017 also returned, making his solo debut.

Results

Semi-final 1

Twenty-one countries participate in the first semi-final. AustraliaIceland and Norway also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Liamere "Sabotage" 9 145
02 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Blow "You Killed Me on the Moon" 6 159
03 Flag of Spain Spain Luis Cepeda "Esta Vez" 14 110
04 Flag of Austria Austria Zoë "Heartbreaker" 19 73
05 Flag of Sweden Sweden Robin Stjernberg "Love" 20 64
06 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Roksana "Alo, Zvanya ti" 21 59
07 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Eva Simons "The One" 15 108
08 Flag of Israel Israel Sagi Abitbul & Guy Haliva "Stanga" 7 155
09 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Maya Berović "Nisam Normalna" 3 197
10 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Mirai "Když Nemůžeš, Tak Přidej" 18 78
11 Flag of France France Tal "Mondial" 2 203
12 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Ivi Adamou "Pame Ke Mi Rotas" 11 138
13 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Kristína "Ta Ne" 13 121
14 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Mané "Before The Storm" 4 182
15 Flag of Andorra Andorra Reyko "Spinning Over You" 5 180
16 Flag of San Marino San Marino Bianca Atzei "Fire on Ice" 12 136
17 Flag of Denmark Denmark Emilie Esther "Inescapable" 10 139
18 Flag of Turkey Turkey Gülşen "Dan Dan" 16 88
19 Flag of Italy Italy Francesca Michielin "Tropicale" 17 87
20 Flag of Moldova Moldova Vanotek ft. Eneli "Back To Me" 8 151
21 Flag of Finland Finland Lxandra "Dig Deep" 1 209

Semi-Final 2

Twenty-one countries participate in the second semi-final. FYR MacedoniaGreece and Romania also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Michelle Andrade ft. Mozgi "Amor" 1 204
02 Flag of Estonia Estonia Cartoon "On & On" 21 64
03 Flag of Belgium Belgium Charlotte "Fuis" 13 120
04 Flag of Morocco Morocco Abir "Way Out" 14 119
05 Flag of Russia Russia Polina Gagarina "Kamen Na Serdtse" 2 184
06 Flag of Albania Albania Elvana "Ku Vajti" 10 125
07 Flag of Belarus Belarus Meseda "Peresechenie" 15 110
08 Flag of Hungary Hungary Opitz Barbi "Nincs Több Romantika" 16 108
09 Flag of Germany Germany Wincent Weiss "An Wunder" 7 157
10 Flag of Portugal Portugal Aurea "Done With You" 18 98
11 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Dimash Kudaibergen "Screaming" 6 168
12 Flag of Malta Malta Brooke Heart of Gold" 12 123
13 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania GJan "Confidence" 17 99
14 Flag of Poland Poland Kasia Moś ft. Norma John "Wild Eyes" 8 156
15 Flag of Armenia Armenia Super Sako ft. Hayko "Mi Gna" 20 77
16 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato "Solo" 5 170
17 Flag of Serbia Serbia Nikolija "Nema Limita" 3 184
18 Flag of Monaco Monaco Lisandro Cuxi "Danser" 4 171
19 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Aura "King of Pain" 9 145
20 Flag of Croatia Croatia Iva Ćurić "Šećer" 19 92
21 Flag of Ireland Ireland Una Healy "Never See Me Cry" 11 123

Final

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Denmark Denmark Emilie Esther "Inescapable" 3 327
02 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato "Solo" 11 224
03 Flag of Romania Romania Inna ft. The Motans "Pentru Ca" 23 147
04 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Mané "Before The Storm" 12 216
05 Flag of Serbia Serbia Nikolija "Nema Limita" 2 350
06 Flag of Australia Australia Peking Duk ft. Sarah Aarons "Fire" 22 149
07 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Blow "You Killed Me on the Moon" 15 188
08 Flag of Poland Poland Kasia Moś ft. Norma John "Wild Eyes" 7 251
09 Flag of Andorra Andorra Reyko "Spinning Over You" 5 282
10 Flag of Finland Finland Lxandra "Dig Deep" 10 228
11 Flag of Iceland Iceland Blissful "Find A Way" 14 191
12 Flag of Germany Germany Wincent Weiss "An Wunder" 4 324
13 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Maya Berović "Nisam Normalna" 1 350
14 Flag of Monaco Monaco Lisandro Cuxi "Danser" 25 143
15 Flag of France France Tal "Mondial" 8 235
16 Flag of Norway Norway Alida "Something About You" 20 154
17 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Michelle Andrade ft. Mozgi "Amor" 9 231
18 Flag of FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia Bobi Andonov "Faithful" 17 173
19 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Liamere "Sabotage" 26 107
20 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Dimash Kudaibergen "Screaming" 13 212
21 Flag of Israel Israel Sagi Abitbul & Guy Haliva "Stanga" 6 266
22 Flag of Moldova Moldova Vanotek ft. Eneli "Back To Me" 19 155
23 Flag Of Greece Greece Elena Tsagkrinou "Pame Ap' Tin Arxi" 24 144
24 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Aura "King of Pain" 21 149
25 Flag of Albania Albania Elvana "Ku Vajti" 18 160
26 Flag of Russia Russia Polina Gagarina "Kamen Na Serdtse" 16 180

Voting grids

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of France France 112 Flag of Finland Finland 113
2 Flag of Israel Israel 103 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 109
3 Flag of Andorra Andorra 101 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 102
4 Flag of Finland Finland 96 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 91
5 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 88 Flag of France France 91
6 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 80 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 84
7 Flag of Moldova Moldova 78 Flag of Andorra Andorra 79
8 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 75 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 78
9 Flag of San Marino San Marino 72 Flag of Denmark Denmark 77
10 Flag of Spain Spain 62 Flag of Moldova Moldova 73
11 Flag of Denmark Denmark 62 Flag of San Marino San Marino 64
12 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 60 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 62
13 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 59 Flag of Italy Italy 62
14 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 54 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 57
15 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 51 Flag of Israel Israel 52
16 Flag of Austria Austria 48 Flag of Spain Spain 48
17 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 44 Flag of Turkey Turkey 44
18 Flag of Turkey Turkey 44 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 34
19 Flag of Sweden Sweden 40 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 27
20 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 32 Flag of Austria Austria 25
21 Flag of Italy Italy 25 Flag of Sweden Sweden 24

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the first semi-final.

Countries in bold represent those awarded full 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to a specified entrant.

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Bosnia-Herzegovina Austria, Cyprus, Norway, San Marino, Slovakia
3 Finland Denmark, Israel, Spain
2 Denmark Bulgaria, Moldova
France Italy, Netherlands
Luxembourg Czech Republic, Turkey
Spain Andorra, Iceland
Switzerland France, Slovenia
1 Cyprus Australia
Czech Republic Finland
Moldova Bosnia-Herzegovina
Netherlands Luxembourg
San Marino Sweden
Slovenia Switzerland
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Andorra Denmark, Israel, Slovakia
France Italy, Netherlands, Turkey
2 Bosnia-Herzegovina Cyprus, San Marino
Finland Austria, Bulgaria
Luxembourg Czech Republic, Switzerland
Moldova Finland, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Spain Andorra, Iceland
Switzerland Australia, Slovenia
1 Austria Spain
Bulgaria Bosnia-Herzegovina
Denmark France
Israel Moldova
San Marino Sweden

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 110 Flag of Russia Russia 100
2 Flag of Serbia Serbia 104 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 94
3 Flag of United Kingdom UK 95 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 91
4 Flag of Monaco Monaco 87 Flag of Germany Germany 87
5 Flag of Russia Russia 84 Flag of Poland Poland 85
6 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 83 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 85
7 Flag of Poland Poland 71 Flag of Monaco Monaco 84
8 Flag of Germany Germany 70 Flag of Serbia Serbia 80
9 Flag of Albania Albania 65 Flag of United Kingdom UK 75
10 Flag of Hungary Hungary 63 Flag of Belarus Belarus 71
11 Flag of Belgium Belgium 62 Flag of Ireland Ireland 67
12 Flag of Morocco Morocco 59 Flag of Malta Malta 64
13 Flag of Malta Malta 59 Flag of Albania Albania 60
14 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 57 Flag of Morocco Morocco 60
15 Flag of Ireland Ireland 56 Flag of Belgium Belgium 58
16 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 54 Flag of Portugal Portugal 47
17 Flag of Croatia Croatia 52 Flag of Hungary Hungary 45
18 Flag of Portugal Portugal 51 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 42
19 Flag of Armenia Armenia 44 Flag of Croatia Croatia 40
20 Flag of Estonia Estonia 40 Flag of Armenia Armenia 33
21 Flag of Belarus Belarus 39 Flag of Estonia Estonia 24

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the second semi-final.

Countries in bold represent those awarded full 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to a specified entrant.

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Monaco Armenia, Croatia, United Kingdom
Russia Ireland, Kazakhstan, Monaco
2 Belgium Germany, Morocco
Kazakhstan FYR Macedonia, Hungary
Poland Belgium, Ukraine
Serbia Albania, Estonia
Ukraine Lithuania, Malta
1 Armenia Greece
Belarus Russia
Croatia Serbia
Faroe Islands Belarus
Germany Poland
Ireland Romania
Lithuania Portugal
Morocco Faroe Islands
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Poland Belgium, Kazakhstan, Ukraine
Serbia Albania, Estonia, Morocco
United Kingdom Croatia, Faroe Islands, Romania
2 Albania Monaco, Portugal
Germany Hungary, Russia
Ukraine FYR Macedonia, Malta
1 Armenia Greece
Belgium Germany
Croatia Ireland, Serbia
Estonia United Kingdom
Kazakhstan Lithuania
Monaco Armenia
Portugal Poland
Russia Belarus

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 202 Flag of Denmark Denmark 186
2 Flag of Serbia Serbia 196 Flag of Germany Germany 175
3 Flag of Israel Israel 188 Flag of Serbia Serbia 154
4 Flag of Germany Germany 149 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 148
5 Flag of Denmark Denmark 141 Flag of Andorra Andorra 145
6 Flag of Andorra Andorra 137 Flag of Finland Finland 124
7 Flag of Poland Poland 134 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 121
8 Flag of France France 131 Flag of United Kingdom UK 120
9 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 122 Flag of Poland Poland 117
10 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 110 Flag of FYR Macedonia Macedonia 109
11 Flag of Australia Australia 108 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 109
12 Flag of United Kingdom UK 106 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 108
13 Flag of Finland Finland 104 Flag of France France 104
14 Flag of Iceland Iceland 95 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 102
15 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 95 Flag of Russia Russia 99
16 Flag of Russia Russia 81 Flag of Iceland Iceland 96
17 Flag of Moldova Moldova 80 Flag of Romania Romania 94
18 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 80 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 90
19 Flag of Norway Norway 79 Flag of Albania Albania 87
20 Flag Of Greece Greece 75 Flag of Israel Israel 78
21 Flag of Albania Albania 73 Flag of Norway Norway 75
22 Flag of Monaco Monaco 69 Flag of Moldova Moldova 75
23 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 64 Flag of Monaco Monaco 74
24 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 59 Flag Of Greece Greece 69
25 Flag of Romania Romania 53 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 65
26 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 42 Flag of Australia Australia 41

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the final.

Countries in bold represent those awarded full 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to a specified entrant.

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Denmark Bulgaria, Hungary, Iceland, Moldova, Romania, Slovenia
5 Bosnia-Herzegovina Austria, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Serbia
Germany Croatia, Finland, France, Israel, Norway
4 Ukraine FYR Macedonia, Lithuania, Malta, Sweden
3 Andorra Denmark, Portugal, Slovakia
Kazakhstan Andorra, Australia, Russia
Luxembourg Belgium, Czech Republic, Turkey
Monaco Armenia, Poland, United Kingdom
Serbia Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia, San Marino
Switzerland Faroe Islands, Greece, Monaco
2 Finland Belarus, Morocco
Moldova Luxembourg, Switzerland
Poland Kazakhstan, Ukraine
Russia Albania, Spain
1 France Italy
United Kingdom Netherlands
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
7 Israel Andorra, Armenia, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Moldova, Romania, Spain
6 Serbia Albania, Bosnia-Herzeogvina, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, San Marino
5 Bosnia-Herzegovina Austria, Ireland, Morocco, Norway, Portugal
3 France Australia, Italy, Serbia
Poland Finland, Slovakia, Ukraine
Ukraine FYR Macedonia, Malta, Sweden
2 Australia France, Luxembourg
Kazakhstan Hungary, Lithuania
Luxembourg Belgium, Czech Republic
Norway Cyprus, Denmark
Russia Belarus, Monaco
United Kingdom Israel, Netherlands
1 Andorra Kazakhstan
Denmark Russia
Finland Bulgaria
FYR Macedonia Slovenia
Germany Poland
Greece Turkey
Moldova Switzerland
Monaco United Kingdom
Switzerland Germany

Other countries

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

  • Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan: AzTV announce that the country will take one edition break but they will return in the eight edition.
  • Flag of Georgia Georgia: On 17 June 2018, GPB announced that they won't return, adding that they were looking forward to participating in the eighth edition with a national selection.
  • Flag of Latvia Latvia: LTV announce that the country will participate in the seventh edition, but later Latvia was forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Lebanon Lebanon: Télé Liban announce that the country will not participate in this edition, a possible returning in the eighth edition.
  • Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein: On 7 June 2018, 1FLT announced that the country will participate in the seventh edition but on 6 July 2018, one day before the pre-qualification round, the broadcaster announced that the country will withdraw after the poor results in the previous editions.
  • Flag of Montenegro Montenegro: RTCG announce that the country will represented by Slavko Kalezić with the song "Sudnji Dan", but later the country announce that they won't participate.

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