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Eurovision Milestones: 2012

Posted 9 May, 2015, 17:00

Powered by http://www.eurovision.tv The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was the 57th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan, following Ell & Nikki's victory at the 2011 contest with the song "Running Scared" marking the first time that the country had won the contest. The contest was held at the newly constructed Baku Crystal Hall, with semi-finals held on 22 and 24 May 2012, followed by the final held on 26 May 2012. Forty-two countries competed in the contest, with Montenegro returning for the first time since 2009, and the withdrawal of Armenia. The contest was won by singer Loreen from Sweden with the song "Euphoria" written by Thomas Gison and Peter Boström, the song scored a total of 372 points. Russia finished in second place, with Serbia finishing in third. They were followed by the host country, Azerbaijan, which reached the 4th place. Albania finished 5th, achieving its first top 5 placing. Germany, Italy and Spain were the three members of the "Big Five" that managed to rank within the top 10, finishing in 8th, 9th and 10th places respectively.

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