Eurovision Song Contest 2013
We Are One
Eurovision 2013
Semi-final 1 date May 14, 2013
Semi-final 2 date May 16, 2013
Final date May 18, 2013
Venue Malmö Arena, Malmö, Sweden
Presenter(s) Petra Mede
Director Daniel Jelinek and Robin Hofwander
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Executive producer Martin Österdahl
Host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT)
Opening act Semi-final 1: Sign language interpretation of "Euphoria" by children together with Loreen.
Semi-final 2: "Urban Orchestra" (choreographed by Jennie Widegren and Fredrik Rydman)
Final: "We Write the Story" (composed by Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson & Avicii)
Interval act Semi-final 1: "Northern Lights" (choreographed by Jennie Widegren and Fredrik Rydman; composed by Kleerup)
Semi-final 2: "Swedish Pop Voices" featuring Darin and Agnes Carlsson.
.Final: Loreen (medley: "We Got The Power", "My Heart Is Refusing Me" and "Euphoria")
"Swedish Smörgåsbord", music by Jan Lundkvist, lyrics by Matheson Bayley, Edward af Sillén and Daniel Réhn, performed by Petra Mede;
Sarah Dawn Finer (performing "The Winner Takes It All")
Number of entries 39
Debuting countries none
Returning countries Armenia
Withdrawing countries Bosnia & Herzegovina, Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey
Voting system Each country awarded 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs.
Nul points none
Winning song Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
"Only Teardrops" by Emmelie de Forest
The Eurovision Song Contest 2013 was the 58th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place in Malmö, located on the west coast of 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. Sveriges Television (SVT) chose Malmö Arena as the venue following the consideration of several venues in Sweden. The host for the contest was Petra Mede. Thirty-nine countries participated, including Armenia, which was last represented in 2011. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Slovakia and Turkey announced their withdrawal from the 2013 Contest.

The design of the contest was built around the theme "We are one" – highlighting equality and unity of all the participating countries alongside the cultural diversity and influence of each participant. Compared to many of the previous contests in the history of Eurovision, 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 often 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.

The winner for 2013 was Denmark with the song "Only Teardrops" sung by Emmelie de Forest, which scored 281 points, beating Azerbaijan with a margin of 47 points. This makes it the second time that Denmark won on Swedish soil. Ukraine finished in third place and Norway in fourth, while Russia finished in fifth place. Out of the countries with the 'Big Five' status, only Italy managed to finish in the top ten, coming seventh with 126 points, exactly double of remaining ones' sum. The Netherlands finished ninth in their first participation in a final since 2004. 170 million viewers watched the semifinals and final of the 2013 edition. For the first time since 1985, no country of the former Yugoslav federation participated in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

This year was the first time adult Eurovision displayed the "Parade of Nations", which already existed in Junior Eurovision since 2004, an idea introduced by Sweden to become a new Eurovision tradition. The concept sees all countries performing in the Grand Final present themselves with their national flags before the contest begins. This year, the contestants entered the main stage by walking across a bridge over the audience. The idea was continued the following year by Denmark, the hosts of Eurovision 2014.

Representatives (by ranking)Edit

Country in gold is the winning entry, the country in silver is the host country, the countries in dark goldenrod are the "Big 5" countries which are rewarded with automatic spots in the finals, and the countries in paris daisy color are the countries who made into the semi-finals but not in the grand finals in the contest.

Ranking Country EBU Member station Artist Song
01 Denmark Danmarks Radio (DR) Emmelie de Forest "Only Teardrops"
02 Azerbaijan İctimai Television (İTV) Farid Mammadov "Hold Me"
03 Ukraine Natsionalna Telekompaniya Ukrayiny (NTU) Zlata Ognevich "Gravity"
04 Norway Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) Margaret Berger "I Feed You My Love"
05 Russia Channel One Russia (C1R) Dina Garipova "What If"
06 Greece Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) Koza Mostra feat. Agathon Iakovidis "Alcohol Is Free"
07 Italy Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) Marco Mengoni "L'essenziale"
08 Malta Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) Gianluca "Tomorrow"
09 Netherlands Televisie Radio Omroep Stichting (TROS) Anouk "Birds"
10 Hungary Magyar Televízió (MTV) ByeAlex "Kedvesem" (Zoohacker Remix)
11 Moldova TeleRadio-Moldova (TRM) Aliona Moon "O mie"
12 Belgium Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) Roberto Bellarosa "Love Kills"
13 Romania Televiziunea Română (TVR) Cezar "It's My Life"
14 Sweden Sveriges Television (SVT) Robin Stjernberg "You"
15 Georgia Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani "Waterfall"
16 Belarus Belarusian Television and Radio Company (BTRC) Alyona Lanskaya "Solayoh"
17 Iceland Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) Eythor Ingi "Ég á líf"
18 Armenia Public Television of Armenia (AMPTV) Dorians "Lonely Planet"
19 United Kingdom British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Bonnie Tyler "Believe in Me"
20 Estonia Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) Birgit "Et uus saaks alguse"
21 Germany Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) Cascada "Glorious"
22 Lithuania Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) Andrius Pojavis "Something"
23 France France 3 Amandine Bourgeois "L'enfer et moi"
24 Finland Yleisradio (YLE) Krista Siegfrids "Marry Me"
25 Spain Televisión Española (TVE) ESDM "Contigo hasta el final"
26 Ireland Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) Ryan Dolan "Only Love Survives"
- Switzerland SRG SSR Takasa "You and Me"
- Albania Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) Adrian Lulgjuraj and Bledar Sejko "Identitet"
- Israel Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Moran Mazor "Rak Bishvilo" (רק (בשבילו
- Bulgaria Bulgarian National Television (BNT) Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankulov "Samo shampioni" (Само шампиони)
- Macedonia Macedonian Radio Television (MRT) Esma and Lozano "Pred da se razdeni" (Пред да се раздени)
- San Marino Radiotelevisione della Repubblica di San Marino (SMRTV) Valentina Monetta "Crisalide (Vola)"
- Latvia Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) PeR "Here We Go"
- Serbia Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) Moje 3 "Ljubav je svuda" (Љубав је свуда)
- Cyprus Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) Despina Olympiou "An me thimase" (Aν με θυμάσαι)
- Montenegro Radio i Televizija Crne Gore (RTCG) Who See "Igranka" (Игранка)
- Croatia Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) Klapa s Mora "Mižerja"
- Slovenia Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVSLO) Hannah "Straight into Love"
- Austria Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) Natália Kelly "Shine"


Countries in blue are non-participating countries.

Country TV Network Radio Network Commentator/s Shows Spokesperson



RTSH Music


Andri Xhahu all Andri Xhahu
Armenia Armenia 1 André, Arevik Udumyan semi-finals André
Erik Antaranyan, Anna Avanesyan finals
Australia SBS One Julia Zemiro, Sam Pang all N/A
Austria ORF eins Andi Knoll all Katharina Bellowitsch
Azerbaijan İctimai Television Konul Arifgizi all Tamilla Shirinova

Belarus 1


Evgeny Perlin all Darya Domracheva
Belgium (French) La Une Maureen Louys, Jean-Louis Lahaye all Barbara Louys
Belgium (Dutch) één Radio 2 André Vermeulen, Tom De Cock all
Bosnia and Herzegovina BHT1 BH Radio 1 Dejan Kukrić all N/A
Bulgaria BNT 1 Elena Rosberg, Georgi Kushvaliev all Joanna Dragneva
China CCTV-15 No commentators, but multiple narrators all N/A (voting details were ignored)



Duško Čurlić all Uršula Tolj
HR 2 Robert Urlić first semi-finals & finals
Cyprus RIK 1 RIK Trito Melina Karageorgiou all Loukas Hamatsos
Denmark DR1 Ole Tøpholm all Sofie Lassen-Kahlke
Estonia ETV Marko Reikop all Rolf Roosalu
Raadio 2 Mart Juur,  Andrus Kivirähk first semi-finals & finals
Finland (Finnish)



Aino Töllinen, Juuso Mäkilähde all Kristiina Wheeler
YLE Radio Suomi Sanna Kojo, Jorma Hietamäki
Finland (Swedish) YLE Fem YLE Radio Vega Eva Frantz, Johan Lindroos
France France Ô Audrey Chauveau, Bruno Berberes second semi-finals Marine Vignes
France 3 Cyril Féraud, Mireille Dumas finals
Georgia GBP 1TV Temo Kvirkvelia all Liza Tsiklauri
Germany EinsFestival Peter Urban first semi-final, second semi-final (delayed) Lena
Phoenix second semi-final
NDR semi-finals
Das Erste finals



Maria Kozakou, Giorgos Kapoutzidis all Adriana Magania
Hungary m1 Gábor Gundel Takács all Éva Novodomszky
Iceland RÚV Rás 2 Felix Bergsson all María Sigrún Hilmarsdóttir
Ireland RTÉ Two Marty Whelan semi-finals Nicky Byrne
RTÉ One finals
RTÉ Radio 1 Shay Byrne, Zbyszek Zalinski first semi-finals & finals

Channel 1

Channel 33

Ofer Nachshon
88 FM Kobi Menora all
Ofer Nachshon first semi-finals
Amit Kotler, Yuval Caspin second semi-finals
Ron Levinthal, Kobi Oshrat, Yhaloma Bat Porat finals
Italy Rai 5 Federica Gentile first semi-finals Federica Gentile

Rai 2

Rai HD

Filippo Solibello, Marco Ardemagni, Natascha Lusenti finals
Kazakhstan El Arna Roman Raifeld, Kaldybek Zhaysanbay all N/A
Latvia LTV Valters Frīdenbergs all Anmary
Kārlis Būmeistars finals
Lithuania LRT LRT Radijas Darius Užkuraitis all Ignas Krupavičius
Macedonia MRT 1 Karolina Petkovska all Dimitar Atanasovski



Gordon Bonello, Rodney Gauci all Emma Hickey
Moldova Moldova 1 Radio Moldova Lidia Scarlat all Olivia Furtună

Nederland 1


Jan Smit, Daniël Dekker all Cornald Maas
Norway NRK1 Olav Viksmo-Slettan all Tooji
NRK3 Ronny Brede Aase, Silje Therese Reiten Nordnes, Yngve Hustad Reite finals
Portugal RTP1 Silvia Alberto all (semi-finals delayed) N/A
Romania TVR1 Liana Stanciu all Sonia Argint
Russia Channel One Yana Churikova, Yuriy Aksuuta all Alsou
San Marino SMRTV Radio San Marino Lia Fiorio, Gigi Restivo all John Kennedy O'Connor
Serbia RTS1 Duška Vučinić-Lučić first semi-finals Maja Nikolić
Marina Nikolić second semi-finals
RTS2 Silvana Grujić finals
Slovenia RTVSLO2 Andrej Hofer semi finals Andrea F
RTVSLO1 finals

La 2

La 1


José María Íñigo second semi-finals & finals Inés Paz
Sweden SVT1 Josefine Sundström all Yohio
SR P4 Carolina Norén
Ronnie Ritterland semi finals
Björn Kjellman finals
Switzerland (German) SF zwei Sven Epiney semi-finals Mélanie Freymond
SRF 1 finals
Switzerland (French) RTS Deux Jean-Marc Richard, Nicolas Tanner second semi-finals & finals
Switzerland (Italian)

RSI La 2

RSI La 1

Alessandro Bertoglio finals
Ukraine First National TV Channel Tymur Miroshnychenko, Tetiana Terekhova Matias
UR1 Olena Zelinchenko
United Kingdom BBC Three Scott Mills, Ana Matronic semi-finals Scott Mills
BBC One Graham Norton finals
BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce
United States Live HD broadcast at the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C. No commentator N/A

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