Yourvision Song Contest 5, often referred to as YSC 5 was the 5th edition of theYourvision Song Contest. It took place in Thessaloniki,Greece, following Helena Paparizou 's victory in the fourth edition. It was the first time that Greece hosted the contest. Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) chose the PAOK Sports Arena as the venue for the contest and Eleni Foureira as the host.
Thirty-eight countries participated including Bulgaria, Ireland, Moldova and Switzerland who were last represented in the second and third editions. Israel, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Monaco and San Marino made their debut appearance as they were full members of the YBU. Latvia, Lithuania and Malta announced their withdrawal from the fifth edition.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.Its nickname is Symprotévousa, literally "the co-capital", a reference to its historical status as the Symvasilévousa or "co-reigning" city of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, alongside Constantinople.
The municipality of Thessaloniki, the historical center, had a po
Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece's cultural capital. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually, while the city also hosts the largest bi-annual meeting of the Greek diaspora. Thessaloniki was the 2014 European Youth Capital.
There were not changes on the voting in this edition; each country should to combine their jury and televoting results to produce an overall ranking from first to last place. The song which scored the highest overall rank received 12 points, while the tenth-best ranked song received 1-point. The split results were announced some weeks after the final results. However, every country had the right to present their own split results.
Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.
|01||Luxembourg||Born Crain ft. Katerine Avgoustakis||Body Decide||66||7|
|02||Switzerland||DJ Antoine & Timati ft.Grigory||London||59||10|
|03||Denmark||Stine Bramsen||Karma Town||72||5|
|06||United Kingdom||Laura Welsh||Undiscovered||84||3|
|07||Austria||Ray Watts ft. G.G||Vegas||17||17|
|08||Bulgaria||Ana Maria & Bogomil||Teb Si Pozhelah||30||16|
|09||Sweden||Tove Lo||Not on Drugs||108||1|
|10||Germany||Laura Pinski||Under the Sun We Are One||30||15|
|12||Belarus||Julia Parshuta||Cut Me Open||102||2|
|18||Belgium||Selah Sue||Fear Nothing||55||12|
Nineteen countries participated in the first semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.
|02||Estonia||Pohja Tallinn||Lahen Ja Tulen||25||15|
|03||Romania||Anca Florescu||Hearts Collide||53||11|
|05||Kazakhstan||Wazabi ft. Amouage||Mama Azia||22||16|
|08||The Netherlands||Natalie La Rose ft. Fetty Wap||Around the World||62||9|
|09||Finland||Saara Alto||No Fear||92||4|
|14||Italy||Annalisa||Se avessi un cuore||99||2|
|16||Hungary||Lina Meyer||Personal Sky||68||8|
|18||Moldova||Nicoleta Nuca||Castele de Nisip||7||18|
|19||Monaco||Sarah Riani||Comme Toi||56||10|
|1||The Netherlands||Natalie La Rose ft. Fetty Wap||Around the World||89||13|
|4||Monaco||Sarah Riani||Comme Toi||40||23|
|7||Finland||Saara Alto||No Fear||118||6|
|8||Switzerland||DJ Antoine & Timati ft.Grigory||London||35||24|
|9||Hungary||Lina Meyer||Personal Sky||100||9|
|10||Sweden||Tove Lo||Not On Drugs||151||3|
|11||Italy||Annalisa||Se avessi un cuore||180||1|
|13||United Kingdom||Laura Welsh||Undiscovered||83||14|
|15||Belgium||Selah Sue||Fear Nothing||67||17|
|16||Luxembourg||Born Crain ft. Katerine Avgoustakis||Body Decide||71||16|
|17||Belarus||Julia Parshuta||Cut Me Open||112||7|
|21||Denmark||Stine Bramsen||Karma Town||57||20|