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The Eurovision Song Contest 2013 was the 58th Eurovision Song Contest since 1956. The contest took place in Malmö, Sweden, following Loreen's win in the 2012 contest with the song Euphoria. It was the fifth time that Sweden had hosted the contest, the last time being in 2000 in the capital, Stockholm.  Additionally, it was the second time Malmö hosted the contest, previously being the host city in 1992.  The host for the contest was Petra Mede, who was the first solo presenter since Mary Kennedy in 1995. The 2013 Contest is the longest in Eurovision history, with the Grand Final lasting 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Compared to previous contests, rather than focusing on promoting its own country, Sweden chose to lay focus on the artists and their respective countries. The postcards presented before every song which have traditionally been used to show the host country's nature, culture and social life, were changed to show the typical everyday life of each individual artist in their home countries scattered around Europe, with their country's flag in the shape of a butterfly.

The winner for 2013 was Denmark with the song Only Teardrops sung by Emmelie de Forest, which scored 281 points, beating Farid Mammadov from Azerbaijan with a margin of 47 points. This makes it the second time that Denmark won on Swedish ground, the last time being in 2000 with the Olsen Brothers. But unlike 2000, Denmark had gone into the 2013 contest as the heavy favorite.

Ukraine finished in third place and Norway in fourth. Out of the countries with the Big Five status, only Italy managed to finish in the top ten, coming seventh. The Netherlands finished ninth in their first participation in a final since 2004. A reported 170 million people watched both the semifinals and final of the 2013 edition. For the first time since 1985, no country of former Yugoslavia participated in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Returning Artists

Artist Year
Valentina Monetta 2012
Aliona Moon 2012 (backing for Pasha Parfeny)
Elitsa and Stoyan 2007

Gallery

Results

Semi Final One

IconItaly Italy, IconSweden Sweden and the IconUnited Kingdom United Kingdom voted in this semi-final. It was held on 14 May 2013.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 IconAustria Austria Natália Kelly Shine English -- 14 27
02 IconEstonia Estonia Birgit Õigemeel Et Uus Saaks Alguse Estonian So there can be a new beginning 10 52
03 IconSlovenia Slovenia Hannah Mancini Straight Into Love English -- 16 8
04 IconCroatia Croatia Klapa s Mora Mižerja Croatian Misery 13 38
05 IconDenmark Denmark Emmelie de Forest Only Teardrops English -- 1 167
06 IconRussia Russia Dina Garipova What If? English -- 2 156
07 IconUkraine Ukraine Zlata Ognevich Gravity English -- 3 140
08 IconThe Netherlands The Netherlands Anouk Birds -- 6 75
09 IconMontenegro Montenegro Who See Igranka Montenegrin The Party 12 41
10 IconLithuania Lithuania Andrius Pojavis Something English -- 9 53
11 IconBelarus Belarus Alyona Lanskaya Solayoh -- 7 64
12 IconMoldova Moldova Aliona Moon O Mie Romanian A Thousand 4 95
13 IconIreland Ireland Ryan Dolan Only Love Survives English -- 8 54
14 IconCyprus Cyprus Despina Olympiou An me thimase Greek If you remember me 15 11
15 IconBelgium Belgium Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills English -- 5 75
16 IconSerbia Serbia Moje 3 Ljubav Je Svuda Serbian Love is Everywhere 11 46

Semi Final 2

IconGermany Germany, IconFrance France and IconSpain Spain voted in this semi-final. It was held on 16 May 2013.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 IconLatvia Latvia PeR Here We Go! English -- 17 13
02 IconSan Marino San Marino Valentina Monetta Crisalide (Vola) Italian Chrysalis (Fly) 11 47
03 IconNorth Macedonia North Macedonia Esma and Lozano Pred da se razdeni Macedonian, Romani Before Dawn 16 28
04 IconAzerbaijan Azerbaijan Farid Mammadov Hold Me English -- 1 139
05 IconFinland Finland Krista Siegfrids Marry Me English -- 9 64
06 IconMalta Malta Gianluca Tomorrow -- 4 118
07 IconBulgaria Bulgaria Elitsa and Stoyan Samo shampioni Bulgarian Only champions 12 45
08 IconIceland Iceland Eythor Ingi Ég á líf Icelandic I am alive 6 72
09 IconGreece Greece Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis Alcohol is Free Greek -- 2 121
10 IconIsrael Israel Moran Mazor Rak Bishvilo Hebrew Only for him 14 40
11 IconArmenia Armenia Dorians Lonely Planet English -- 7 69
12 IconHungary Hungary ByeAlex Kedvesem Hungarian My darling 8 66
13 IconNorway Norway Margaret Berger I Feed You My Love English -- 3 120
14 IconAlbania Albania Adrian Lulgjuraj and Bledar Sejko Identitet Albanian Identity 15 31
15 IconGeorgia Georgia Sophie & Nodi Waterfall English -- 10 63
16 IconSwitzerland Switzerland Takasa You and Me -- 13 41
17 IconRomania Romania Cezar It's My Life -- 5 83

Grand Final

All countries voted. It was held on 18 May 2013.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 IconFrance France Amandine Bourgeois L'Enfer et Moi French Hell and Me 23 14
02 IconLithuania Lithuania Andrius Pojavis Something English -- 22 17
03 IconMoldova Moldova Aliona Moon O Mie Romanian A thousand 11 71
04 IconFinland Finland Krista Siegfrids Marry Me English -- 24 13
05 IconSpain Spain ESDM Contigo Hasta el Final Spanish With you until the end 25 8
06 IconBelgium Belgium Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills English -- 12 71
07 IconEstonia Estonia Birgit Õigemeel Et Uus Saaks Alguse Estonian So there can be a new beginning 20 19
08 IconBelarus Belarus Alyona Lanskaya Solayoh English -- 16 48
09 IconMalta Malta Gianluca Tomorrow -- 8 120
10 IconRussia Russia Dina Garipova What If? -- 5 174
11 IconGermany Germany Cascada Glorious -- 21 18
12 IconArmenia Armenia Dorians Lonely Planet -- 18 41
13 IconThe Netherlands The Netherlands Anouk Birds -- 9 114
14 IconRomania Romania Cezar It's My Life -- 13 65
15 IconUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Bonnie Tyler Believe in Me -- 19 23
16 IconSweden Sweden Robin Stjernberg You -- 14 62
17 IconHungary Hungary ByeAlex Kedvesem Hungarian Darling 10 84
18 IconDenmark Denmark Emmelie de Forest Only Teardrops English -- 1 281
19 IconIceland Iceland Eythor Ingi Ég á líf Icelandic I am alive 17 47
20 IconAzerbaijan Azerbaijan Farid Mammadov Hold Me English -- 2 234
21 IconGreece Greece Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis Alcohol is Free Greek -- 6 152
22 IconUkraine Ukraine Zlata Ognevich Gravity English -- 3 214
23 IconItaly Italy Marco Mengoni L'Essenziale Italian Essential 7 126
24 IconNorway Norway Margaret Berger I Feed You My Love English -- 4 191
25 IconGeorgia Georgia Sophie & Nodi Waterfall -- 15 50
26 IconIreland Ireland Ryan Dolan Only Love Survives -- 26 5
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