North Vision Song Contest 2
Let the Summer Begin
NVSC 2 logo.png
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 1 June 2013
Semi-final 2 date 6 June 2013
Final date 14 June 2013
Host
Venue Laugardalshöll
Reykjavik, Iceland
Presenter(s) Páll Óskar
Broadcaster RÚV
Participants
Entries 45
Debuting Flag of Armenia.png Armenia
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
Flag of Israel.png Israel
Flag of Malta.png Malta
Flag of Moldova.png Moldova
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia
Returning None
Withdrawing Flag of Georgia.png Georgia
Flag of Italy.png Italy
Flag of Monaco.png Monaco
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Null points None
Winner Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
"The Man I Need"
North Vision Song Contest
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North Vision Song Contest 2, often referred as NVSC 2, was the 2nd edition of North Vision Song Contest. It took place in Reykjavik, Iceland, following Greta Salome's victory in the 1st edition. It was the first time that Iceland hosted the contest. Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) selected the Laugardalshöll as the venue for the contest while Páll Óskar was selected as the host. Forty-five countries participated in the edition including Armenia, Bulgaria, Israel, Malta, Moldova, Slovakia and Slovenia that made their debut appearance in the edition. Georgia, Italy and Monaco announced their withdrawal from the edition.

The winner of the edition was Switzerland with the song "The Man I Need" performed by TinkaBelle, which scored 200 points with a 20 points lead ahead the second time runner-up, Denmark. The micro-states Andorra and San Marino finished in the top 5 with the third and fourth places respectively while Finland took the fifth place making it the fourth Nordic country to achieve a top 5 result. Norway was once again near the top 5, just on the sixth place.

Location

Reykjavík is the capital and largest city in Iceland. The first permanent settlement in Iceland by Norsemen is believed to have been established in Reykjavík by Ingólfur Arnarson around AD 870; this is described in Landnámabók, or the Book of Settlement. Ingólfur Arnarson is said to have decided the location of his settlement using a traditional Viking method; by casting his high seat pillars (Öndvegissúlur) into the ocean when he saw the coastline, then settled where the pillars came to shore. Steam from hot springs in the region is said to have inspired Reykjavík's name, which loosely translates to Smoke Cove (the city is often referred to as the Bay of Smokes or Bay of Smoke). The original name was Reykjarvík with an additional "r" that vanished around 1300.

Reykjavík is not mentioned in any medieval sources except as a regular farm land but the 18th century saw the beginning of urban concentration there. The Danish rulers of Iceland backed the idea of domestic industry in Iceland that would help to stimulate much-needed progress on the island. In 1752, the King of Denmark donated the estate of Reykjavík to the Innréttingar Corporation; the name comes from Danish "indretninger", meaning enterprise. The leader of this movement was Skúli Magnússon. In the 1750s several houses were constructed to house the wool industry that was to be Reykjavík's most important employer for a few decades and the original reason for its existence. Other crafts were also practiced by the Innréttingar, such as fisheries, sulphur mining, agriculture, and shipbuilding. The Danish Crown abolished monopoly trading in 1786 and granted six communities around the country an exclusive trading charter, Reykjavík was one of them and the only one to hold on to the charter permanently. The year 1786 is regarded as the date of the city's founding; its 200th anniversary was celebrated in 1986. Trading rights were still limited to the subjects of the Danish Crown however, and Danish traders continued to dominate trade in Iceland. Over the following decades, their business in Iceland expanded. After 1880, free trade was expanded to all nationalities and the influence of Icelandic merchants started to grow.

Participating countries

     Countries in the first semi-final
     Countries voting in the first semi-final
     Countries in the second semi-final
     Countries voting in the second semi-final

The submissions for the second edition opened a few days after the first edition started. However, the nations couldn't confirm their songs until the first edition was done. Forty-five countries confirmed participation with ArmeniaBulgaria, Israel, Malta, Moldova, Slovakia and Slovenia making their debut. Georgia and Italy decided to withdraw, while Monaco was forced to do the same.

Results

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Estonia and Hungary also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Russia.png Russia Pulse "Tantsuy so mnoy" 15 47
02 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Clea and Kim "Balkan Bachata" 16 47
03 Austria Austria Cornelia Mooswalder "Should Have Let You Love Me" 7 76
04 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland The Wanted "Walks Like Rihanna" 18 39
05 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Gaitana "Shakhtar-Champion" 1 100
06 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Sharon Doorson "High On Your Love" 6 82
07 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Lazzaro feat. Iveta "Freak" 14 50
08 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco Cyndi Almouzni "I'll Leave My Heart" 11 61
09 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino BG "Look Into Myself" 2 96
10 Flag of Finland.png Finland Tarja "I Walk Alone" 8 75
11 Flag of Albania.png Albania Elhaida Dani "Sje Me" 5 83
12 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Lenka "Heart Skips A Beat" 13 52
13 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia Magnetic "PMS" 19 36
14 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova Sasha Lopez "All My People" 12 60
15 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Rita Redshoes "Choose Love" 4 86
16 Flag of Israel.png Israel Meital de Razon "Toda La Noche" 17 40
17 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Diana Vickers "Cinderella" 3 88
18 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Mista "Show Me" 9 66
19 Flag of Germany.png Germany Unheilig "An deiner Seite" 10 66
20 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Donny Montell "Make That Love" 20 26

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries competed in the second semi-final. Denmark, Iceland and Sweden also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Ch!pz "Ch!pz in Black" 15 51
02 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Poli Genova "One Lifetime is not enough" 16 49
03 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland TinkaBelle "The Man I Need" 1 142
04 Flag of Romania.png Romania Elena feat. Glance "Ecou" 9 70
05 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia Natasa Bekvalac "Pozitivna" 13 57
06 Flag of Norway.png Norway Carina Dahl "I Don't Care" 2 117
07 Flag of North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Elvir Mekić "Armija" 20 15
08 Flag of Greece.png Greece Thomai Apergi "Mia Vradia" 19 29
09 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Nuteki "Save Me" 7 73
10 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Liene Greifāne "Higher and Higher" 10 66
11 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Nil Karaibrahimgil "Seviyorum Sevmiyorum" 17 43
12 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Maja Marković "Ja mogu sve" 12 59
13 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra Il divo & Celine Dion "I Believe In You" 5 81
14 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Valando Tryfonos "Na Mou Eksigiseis" 6 76
15 Flag of Spain.png Spain Nuria Swan "I Want You" 8 71
16 Flag of Malta.png Malta Kevin Borg "Street Lights" 11 64
17 Flag of Poland.png Poland Katerine "Ayo Technology" 14 56
18 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium Annagrace "Ready to Fall in Love" 4 87
19 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Nina Žižić "Odlazi" 18 35
20 Flag of France.png France Margaux Avril "Encore une histoire" 3 93

Final

Twenty-five countries participated in the final, with all forty-three participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Finland.png Finland Tarja "I walk alone" 5 128
02 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Valando Tryfonos "Na Mou Eksigiseis" 15 97
03 Iceland Iceland Magni Asgeirsson "Ekki Lita Undan" 24 48
04 Flag of Germany.png Germany Unheilig "An deiner Seite" 17 88
05 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Diana Vickers "Cinderella" 7 116
06 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium Annagrace "Ready to Fall in Love" 14 105
07 Flag of Albania.png Albania Elhaida Dani "Sje Me" 19 83
08 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra Il Divo & Celine Dion "I Believe In You" 3 163
09 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Medina "Kl. 10" 2 180
10 Flag of Romania.png Romania Elena feat. Glance "Ecou" 10 110
11 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland TinkaBelle "The Man I Need" 1 200
12 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Mista "Show Me" 21 73
13 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Rita Redshoes "Choose Love" 11 107
14 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Gaitana "Shakhtar-Champion" 12 107
15 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Lola "Más lettél" 13 105
16 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Liene Greifāne "Higher and Higher" 25 39
17 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Martin Stenmarck "Frozen In My Heart" 8 115
18 Flag of France.png France Margaux Avril "Encore une histoire" 16 88
19 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Sharon Doorson "High On Your Love" 9 110
20 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino BG "Look Into Myself" 4 138
21 Flag of Norway.png Norway Carina Dahl "I Don't Care" 6 124
22 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Kerli "Walking On Air" 22 73
23 Flag of Spain.png Spain Nuria Swan "I Want You" 20 74
24 Austria Austria Cornelia Mooswalder "Should Have Let You Love Me" 23 52
25 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Nuteki "Save Me" 18 87

Non-qualifier results

Place Country Semi-final Place Points Percentage
26 Flag of Malta.png Malta 11 64 4.80%
27 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 11 61 4.78%
28 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 12 60 4.70%
29 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 12 59 4.42%
30 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 13 57 4.27%
31 Flag of Poland.png Poland 14 56 4.20%
32 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 13 52 4.08%
33 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 14 50 3.92%
34 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 15 51 3.82%
35 Flag of Russia.png Russia 15 47 3.68%
36 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 16 47 3.68%
37 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 16 49 3.67%
38 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 17 43 3.22%
39 Flag of Israel.png Israel 17 40 3.14%
40 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 18 39 3.06%
41 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia 19 36 2.82%
42 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro 18 35 2.62%
43 Flag of Greece.png Greece 19 29 2.17%
44 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 20 26 2.04%
45 Flag of North Macedonia.png North Macedonia 20 15 1.12%

Voting grids

Semi-final 1

Voting results
Total Score.svg NRussia.svg NSlovenia.svg NAustria.svg NIreland.svg NUkraine.svg NLuxembourg.svg NArmenia.svg NMorocco.svg NSanMarino.svg NFinland.svg NAlbania.svg NCzech Republic.svg NCroatia.svg NMoldova.svg NPortugal.svg NIsrael.svg NUnitedKingdom.svg NSlovakia.svg NGermany.svg NLithuania.svg NEstonia.svg NHungary.svg
Russia 47 4 2 1 6 3 10 2 1 8 7 3
Slovenia 47 5 6 1 8 6 8 1 4 4 4
Austria 76 3 7 4 6 8 6 3 10 7 7 5 10
Ireland 39 1 2 12 1 1 4 10 3 5
Ukraine 100 1 12 2 5 6 2 8 8 8 10 2 12 8 8 8
Luxembourg 82 12 10 3 3 4 5 7 12 4 12 10
Armenia 50 1 7 3 2 1 6 12 2 12 2 2
Morocco 61 4 5 2 2 7 2 12 12 6 5 4
San Marino 96 12 12 10 10 10 1 5 7 10 3 4 12
Finland 75 7 7 7 6 5 7 1 2 8 5 3 10 7
Albania 83 1 2 10 6 10 7 8 4 7 5 10 2 2 3 6
Czech R. 52 2 8 3 5 8 12 7 7
Croatia 36 3 5 4 12 4 2 6
Moldova 60 10 6 5 12 8 10 7 2
Portugal 86 10 10 7 1 10 5 12 6 4 3 10 8
Israel 40 8 8 5 1 2 6 10
UK 88 6 5 4 7 8 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 6 6 12 5
Slovakia 66 6 3 4 12 6 1 12 7 4 3 3 5
Germany 66 3 8 12 3 1 5 12 8 6 1 6 1
Lithuania 26 2 8 3 7 3 1 1 1

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semi-final:

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Germany, Moldova, Russia
Flag of San Marino.png San Marino Hungary, Ireland, Ukraine
2 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Slovakia, Slovenia
Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Israel, Lithuania
Flag of Morocco.png Morocco Croatia, Portugal
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Albania, Luxembourg
Flag of Germany.png Germany Austria, Finland
1 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland San Marino
Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic United Kingdom
Flag of Croatia.png Croatia Morocco
Flag of Moldova.png Moldova Armenia
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Czech Republic
Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Estonia

Semi-final 2

Voting results
Total Score.svg NNetherlands.svg NBulgaria.svg NSwitzerland.svg NRomania.svg NSerbia.svg NNorway.svg NMacedonia.svg NGreece.svg NBelarus.svg NLatvia.svg NTurkey.svg NBosniaHerzegovina.svg NAndorra.svg NCyprus.svg NSpain.svg NMalta.svg NPoland.svg NBelgium.svg NMontenegro.svg NFrance.svg NDenmark.svg NIceland.svg NSweden.svg
Netherlands 51 3 3 1 3 5 7 5 1 1 8 2 12
Bulgaria 49 1 4 1 5 6 2 6 8 10 3 3
Switzerland 142 5 8 1 5 7 8 2 8 12 6 12 10 12 6 12 7 8 6 7
Romania 70 4 3 10 2 1 2 12 3 4 4 10 7 8
Serbia 57 4 2 10 6 10 3 10 3 6 3
Norway 117 3 7 5 8 7 12 12 4 10 3 8 1 3 12 12 5 5
FYR Macedonia 15 1 8 5 1
Greece 29 4 8 7 10
Belarus 73 2 5 3 8 4 4 4 12 4 5 4 3 7 4 4
Latvia 66 7 7 12 6 3 3 2 12 2 4 8
Turkey 43 6 6 3 12 6 10
B&H 59 12 12 12 7 1 2 6 7
Andorra 81 6 10 8 1 1 5 1 7 2 6 4 12 4 3 10 1
Cyprus 76 6 10 6 12 8 10 5 5 2 7 5 1
Spain 71 8 4 4 3 6 8 7 5 8 12 6
Malta 64 7 5 4 2 2 6 8 4 1 1 10 8 6
Poland 56 8 6 7 2 8 10 3 5 5 2
Belgium 87 12 6 10 5 2 2 10 10 2 7 7 6 6 2
Montenegro 35 12 1 10 1 10 1
France 93 10 7 2 12 4 3 7 3 5 7 1 8 10 5 2 1 2 4

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semi-final:

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Andorra, Belgium, Spain, Turkey
Flag of Norway.png Norway Belarus, Denmark, France, Latvia
3 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg B&H FYR Macedonia, Serbia, Switzerland
2 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Norway, Poland
1 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Sweden
Flag of Romania.png Romania Cyprus
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Malta
Flag of Andorra.png Andorra Montenegro
Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Greece
Flag of Belgium.png Belgium Netherlands
Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Bulgaria
Flag of France.png France Romania

Final

Voting results
Total Score.svg NFinland.svg NCyprus.svg NIceland.svg NGermany.svg NUnitedKingdom.svg NBelgium.svg NAlbania.svg NAndorra.svg NDenmark.svg NRomania.svg NSwitzerland.svg NSlovakia.svg NPortugal.svg NUkraine.svg NHungary.svg NLatvia.svg NSweden.svg NFrance.svg NLuxembourg.svg NSanMarino.svg NNorway.svg NEstonia.svg NSpain.svg NAustria.svg NBelarus.svg NRussia.svg NSlovenia.svg NIreland.svg NArmenia.svg NMorocco.svg NCzech Republic.svg NCroatia.svg NMoldova.svg NIsrael.svg NLithuania.svg NNetherlands.svg NBulgaria.svg NSerbia.svg NMacedonia.svg NGreece.svg NTurkey.svg NBosniaHerzegovina.svg NMalta.svg NPoland.svg NMontenegro.svg
Finland 128 6 8 12 2 10 5 6 4 8 1 6 3 8 12 3 12 3 12 7
Cyprus 97 7 4 4 3 1 8 6 1 3 1 10 3 6 10 3 12 7 8
Iceland 48 4 5 7 3 4 7 5 3 8 1
Germany 88 12 3 1 12 8 8 2 1 5 7 10 12 7
UK 116 5 10 10 12 1 3 3 12 1 12 2 6 1 7 6 12 1 5 7
Belgium 105 4 2 10 4 7 5 7 10 4 2 7 4 4 8 3 12 12
Albania 83 2 2 3 1 5 5 1 3 2 6 6 2 2 3 7 7 2 6 6 10
Andorra 163 4 6 6 3 12 8 8 8 4 6 8 2 5 8 10 3 12 8 6 6 8 6 1 7 8
Denmark 180 10 10 12 12 3 12 10 6 5 8 5 3 10 12 12 12 3 7 3 5 3 1 2 4 10
Romania 110 5 12 4 8 5 7 7 2 8 4 6 4 4 10 4 10 4 1 5
Switzerland 200 8 7 10 8 12 5 2 10 1 4 12 4 12 7 8 10 8 4 2 2 10 8 8 2 10 5 10 5 6
Slovakia 73 3 7 2 1 3 8 2 8 4 10 8 7 7 3
Portugal 107 7 1 7 1 7 2 10 10 6 10 7 12 5 3 10 2 1 4 1 1
Ukraine 107 8 1 6 8 2 6 7 10 2 7 10 10 2 12 12 2 2
Hungary 105 8 6 3 3 8 4 4 8 3 2 2 3 7 12 2 3 3 1 8 1 6 8
Latvia 39 8 10 7 6 8
Sweden 115 3 12 6 4 1 7 10 6 1 7 5 7 5 6 5 4 12 3 5 6
France 88 6 1 10 8 6 10 6 2 1 4 7 5 1 1 2 2 8 4 4
Luxembourg 110 5 5 1 7 3 2 1 7 10 7 12 12 5 8 1 4 1 10 5 4
San Marino 138 10 5 4 2 7 5 4 1 6 12 10 5 5 12 3 2 5 12 12 5 2 6 3
Norway 124 2 5 4 8 6 2 12 12 6 7 10 4 5 5 4 6 3 4 7 5 2 5
Estonia 73 6 8 12 12 1 4 6 7 5 5 7
Spain 74 7 2 10 12 6 8 5 1 1 2 8 6 4 2
Austria 52 1 2 5 10 4 4 3 5 6 4 1 7
Belarus 87 3 3 12 1 1 3 4 6 3 12 10 3 6 10 10
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals.

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final:

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Albania, Belarus, Romania, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom
4 Flag of Finland.png Finland Belgium, Malta, Moldova, Turkey
Flag of San Marino.png San Marino Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Ukraine
Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom France, Israel, Norway, Slovakia
3 Flag of Germany.png Germany Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Andorra, Estonia, San Marino
2 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra Croatia, Switzerland
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Germany, Lithuania
Flag of Belgium.png Belgium Montenegro, Poland
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Latvia, Sweden
Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Armenia, Ireland
Flag of Norway.png Norway Hungary, Portugal
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Iceland, FYR Macedonia
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Bulgaria, Serbia
1 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Greece
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Slovenia
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Czech Republic
Flag of Romania.png Romania Cyprus
Flag of Spain.png Spain Denmark

Other countries

Countries that are active members of the North Broadcasting Union (NBU), are also eligible to participate in the North Vision Song Contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members had been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. Forty-five countries confirmed their participation in the edition. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

Active NBU members

  • Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan decided not to debut in the edition. Azeri TV stated that they were likely to debut in the 3rd edition.
  • Flag of Georgia.png Georgia: Georgia withdrew from the edition due to Russian complaints about Georgia using artists from Russia. The NBU supported Russia in this case, causing Georgia to withdraw.
  • Flag of Italy.png Italy: Italy officially withdrew on 3 May 2013. They cited their anger with the top five and they also stated the lack of interest from the Italian public. The head of RAI also added that poor results was a reason for their decision.
  • Flag of Monaco.png Monaco: Monaco was forced to withdraw by the NBU due to no announcement being made by the broadcaster about participation in the 2nd edition.

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