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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.

LocationEdit

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

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Locations of the candidate cities. The chosen location is marked in red.

pulation of 385,406 in 2007, while the Thessaloniki Urban Areahad a population of 800,764. and the Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area had 1,104,460 inhabitants in 2011.

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.

FormatEdit

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.

ResultsEdit

Semi-Final 1Edit

Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Points Place
01
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Born Crain ft. Katerine  Avgoustakis  Body Decide 66 7
02
Switzerland
Switzerland
 DJ Antoine & Timati ft.Grigory  London 59 10
03
Denmark
Denmark
 Stine Bramsen  Karma Town 72 5
04
Russia
Russia
 Julija Savicheva  Nevesta 31 14
05
Armenia
Armenia
 Sofi Mkheyan  2012 64 8
06
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
 Laura Welsh  Undiscovered 84 3
07
Austria
Austria
 Ray Watts ft. G.G  Vegas 17 17
08
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
 Ana Maria & Bogomil  Teb Si Pozhelah 30 16
09
Sweden
Sweden
 Tove Lo  Not on Drugs 108 1
10
Germany
Germany
 Laura Pinski Under the Sun We Are One 30 15
11
Israel
Israel
 Maya Buskila  Hishtagati 63 9
12
Belarus
Belarus
 Julia Parshuta  Cut Me Open 102 2
13
Albania
Albania
 Arilena  Aeroplan 54 13
14
Poland
Poland
 Sarsa  Naucz Mnie 55 11
15
Serbia
Serbia
 Severina  Brad Pitt 10 18
16
Cyprus
Cyprus
 Christiana Loizu  Phoenix 76 4
17
San Marino
San Marino
 Chiara  Straordinario 68 6
18
Belgium
Belgium
 Selah Sue  Fear Nothing 55 12


Semi-Final 2Edit

Nineteen countries participated in the first semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Points Place
01
Norway
Norway
 Kygo  Firestone 49 13
02
Estonia
Estonia
 Pohja Tallinn  Lahen Ja Tulen 25 15
03
Romania
Romania
 Anca Florescu  Hearts Collide 53 11
04
Croatia
Croatia
 Franka  San 15 17
05
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
 Wazabi ft. Amouage   Mama Azia 22 16
06
Ireland
Ireland
 Hozier  Better Love 50 12
07
Turkey
Turkey
 Aynur Aydın  Better 88 5
08
The Netherlands
The Netherlands
 Natalie La Rose ft. Fetty Wap  Around the World 62 9
09
Finland
Finland
 Saara Alto  No Fear 92 4
10
Portugal
Portugal
 Carolina Deslandes  Carousel 88 6
11
Iceland
Iceland
 Alda Dis  Augnablik 48 14
12
France
France
 Jain  Come 106 1
13
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
 Rilaya  Saf 72 7
14
Italy
Italy
 Annalisa  Se avessi un cuore 99 2
15
Ukraine
Ukraine
 Alina Grosu   Brosai 6 19
16
Hungary
Hungary
 Lina Meyer  Personal Sky 68 8
17
Spain
Spain
 Xuso Jones  Victorious 96 3
18
Moldova
Moldova
 Nicoleta Nuca  Castele de Nisip 7 18
19
Monaco
Monaco
 Sarah Riani  Comme Toi 56 10


Grand FinalEdit

Draw Country Artist Song Points Place
1
The Netherlands
The Netherlands
 Natalie La Rose ft. Fetty Wap  Around the World 89 13
2
Armenia
Armenia
 Sofi Mkheyan  2012 25 25
3
San Marino
San Marino
 Chiara  Straordinario 90 12
4
Monaco
Monaco
 Sarah Riani  Comme Toi 40 23
5
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
 Rilaya  Saf 65 18
6
Poland
Poland
 Sarsa  Naucz Mnie 51 21
7
Finland
Finland
 Saara Alto  No Fear 118 6
8
Switzerland
Switzerland
 DJ Antoine & Timati ft.Grigory  London 35 24
9
Hungary
Hungary
 Lina Meyer  Personal Sky 100 9
10
Sweden
Sweden
 Tove Lo  Not On Drugs 151 3
11
Italy
Italy
 Annalisa  Se avessi un cuore 180 1
12
Greece
Greece
 Vegas  Pio Psila 92 11
13
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
 Laura Welsh  Undiscovered 83 14
14
France
France
 Jain  Come 173 2
15
Belgium
Belgium
 Selah Sue  Fear Nothing 67 17
16
Luxembourg
Luxembourg   
 Born Crain ft. Katerine Avgoustakis  Body Decide            71 16
17
Belarus
Belarus
 Julia Parshuta  Cut Me Open 112 7
18
Cyprus
Cyprus
 Christiana Loizu  Phoenix 131 5
19
Turkey
Turkey
 Aynur Aydın  Better 141 4
20
Romania
Romania
 Anca Florescu  Brosai 63 19
21
Denmark
Denmark
 Stine Bramsen  Karma Town 57 20
22
Portugal
Portugal
 Carolina Deslandes  Carousel 94 10
23
Israel
Israel
 Maya Buskila  Hishtagati 77 15
24
Ireland
Ireland
 Hozier  Better Love       47 22
25
Spain
Spain
 Xuso Jones  Victorious 110 8

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