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North Vision Song Contest 8
Build Your Universe!
NVSC 8 logo
Dates
PQR date 30 April 2014
Semi-final 1 date 17 May 2014
Semi-final 2 date 24 May 2014
Final date 31 May 2014
Host
Venue Olympic Hall
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Presenter(s) Maya Sar,
Vukašin Brajić and
Marija Šestić
Broadcaster BHRT
Opening act Semi-final 1: Maya Sar performing "Krive Rijeci"
Semi-final 2: Young Bosnian Folk Dancers
Final: Maja Nurkić performing "Carry On"
Interval act Semi-final 1: Maya Sar's tour around Sarajevo
Semi-final 2: Vukasin Brajic with his song "Mogli Smo Sve"
Final: Beautiful Bosnia and Herzegovina
Participants
Entries 51
Debuting Flag of Algeria Algeria
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia
Returning Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Withdrawing Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Null points Flag of Israel Israel (semi-final 2)
Winner Flag of Norway Norway
"Younger"
North Vision Song Contest
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North Vision Song Contest 8, often referred to as NVSC 8 was the 8th edition of the North Vision Song Contest. It was held in Bosnia and Herzegovina following Maja Nurkić's victory in the seventh edition. It was the first time that Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted the contest and also the first time that the contest took place in a Balkan country. The Radio and Television of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BHRT) chose the Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch to host the contest while Maya Sar, Vukašin Brajić and Marija Šestić were the presenters for all the three events.

Fifty-one countries participated in the edition with Algeria and Tunisia making their debut appearance. Luxembourg returned to the contest after the one-edition break while Cyprus and Slovenia withdrew from the edition, both due to financial issues.

For the first time in the contest, a pre-qualification round was hosted. The pre-qualification round for the edition was hosted by Turkey from where Andorra, Greece, Monaco and Montenegro qualified.

The winner of the edition was Norway with the song "Younger" by Julie Bergan with 187 points, 14 points ahead the runner-up. It was the first time that the country won the contest and also their first top 5 achievement. Ukraine came in second while Sweden finished third for the third time. Liechtenstein and Greece also achieved their first top 5 results after getting fourth and fifth respectively.

Location

Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with an estimated population of 291,422. Sarajevo metropolitan area, including Sarajevo, East Sarajevo and surrounding municipalities, is home to 608,354 inhabitants. Moreover, it is also the capital of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity, the capital of the Republic of Srpska entity, and the center of the Sarajevo Canton. Nestled within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, it is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans.

Sarajevo is the leading political, social and cultural center of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and its region-wide influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts contribute to its status as Bosnia and Herzegovina's biggest and most important economic center.

Sarajevo has been undergoing post-war reconstruction, and is the fastest growing city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The travel guide series, Lonely Planet, has named Sarajevo as the 43rd best city in the world, and in December 2009 listed Sarajevo as one of the top ten cities to visit in 2010. In 2011, Sarajevo was nominated to be the European Capital of Culture in 2014 and will be hosting the European Youth Olympic Festival in 2017.

Bidding phase

The bidding phase kicked off on 16 April with one venue joining the race for hosting the contest; the Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch located in the capital city of the country, Sarajevo. The arena has place for up to 20,000 spectators at once. Named in honor of Juan Antonio Samaranch in 2010 after his death, it was used for various sporting events at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

On 19 April 2014, Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, also located in Sarajevo, joined the phase as the second venue. The stadium offers space for up to 38,000 viewers. In 1984, the stadium hosted the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Currently, it is home to football club FK Sarajevo and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team.

On 20 April 2014, the NBU announced that the Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Saramanch would be the host venue for the contest. The arena will be enlarged and half of the venue's parking lot will host three tents: one for the press conference, a bar and fast food and a big Northvision Fan Store including flags and souvenirs which can be brought inside the hall. The green rooms are going to be located right behind the stage area and double-decked grandstands will be built inside the huge hall. Some 18.000 people are probably expected to be guests during the live shows.

Key   Template:If empty   Host venue

City Venue Capacity Notes
Sarajevo Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium 38,000 Hosted the opening ceremony of the 1984
Winter Olympics
Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch Template:If empty 20,000 Hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 9 May 2014 in Sarajevo. As the pre-qualification round would start after the draw, the spots for the pre-qualification round qualifiers were drawn first. The big 5 countries were first drawn to determine in which semi-final would each country vote. Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Kingdom were drawn to vote in the first semi-final while France, the Netherlands and Ukraine were drawn to vote in the second semi-final. The rest forty countries were divided into eight pots, based on their geographical place. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.

The eight pots were the following:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Pot 5 Pot 6 Pot 7 Pot 8

Running order draw

The draw that determined the running order of the edition took place on 10 May 2014 in Sarajevo. Two countries from each semi-final and a big 5 country received a wildcard and could select their starting position at their half (first or second). Ireland and Poland got the wildcards from the first semi-final, Liechtenstein and Lithuania got the wildcards from the second semi-final while the Netherlands got the wildcard of the big 5. During the running order draw, the semi-final of the pre-qualification round qualifiers were also determined. The running order draw for the semi-final qualifiers took place after the results of each semi-final with each of the qualifiers drawing their starting position.

Participating countries

NVSC 8 SF Map.svg
     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

Fifty-one countries participated in the eighth edition with five countries being eliminated in the pre-qualifying round making a total of forty-six countries, semi-finalists and big 5. Algeria and Tunisia making their debut appearance while Luxembourg returned after the one edition-break. Cyprus, FYR Macedonia and Slovenia announced their withdrawal from the edition.

Nine countries out of the fifty-one confirmed had to take part in the newly introduced pre-qualifying round as they were in the bottom five of their semi-final in the previous edition. Switzerland would aslo be in the pre-qualifying round after one of the bottom five countries of the semi-finals, Cyprus, withdrew from the edition. However, it was decided that it would be unfair that Switzerland would take part in the round as it did not finish in the bottom five but in the bottom six, 

Returning artists

Nina Žižić and Unheilig, who represented Montenegro and Germany respectively in the second edition, returned to the contest to represent the same countries. Katerine, who represented Poland in the second edition, returned to the contest, as well, representing Belgium this time. Aynur Aydin was selected to represent Turkey for second time in a row. Julie Bergan, who represented Norway in the sixth edition along with Cir.Cuz, returned to the contest as a solo artist after she was selected through the fifth edition of the Norwegian selection. Ira Losco represented Malta for third time after representing the country in the fourth and seventh editions. Angelika Vee, the representative of Moldova in the fourth edition featuring Kylian Mash, returned to the contest featuring Jérémy Amelin this time.

Results

Pre-qualification round

Nine countries participated in the first pre-qualification round. Andorra, Greece, Monaco, and Montenegro qualifed to the semi-finals, while Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and the Czech Republic were eliminated.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Nina Zizic "Zabranjujem" 3 70
02 Flag of Armenia Armenia Silva Hakobyan "Mrutik" 8 49
03 Flag of Greece Greece Eleni Foureira "Anemos Agapis" 1 75
04 Flag of Belarus Belarus Elena Sinyavskaya "Via Lattea" 5 62
05 Flag of Andorra Andorra La Quinta Estación "Recuérdame" 2 71
06 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Never Sol "Lay Down" 7 51
07 Flag of Albania Albania JEM "Zoom" 6 59
08 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Ümman "Yenə səni sevərəm" 9 47
09 Flag of Monaco Monaco Alizée "Blonde" 4 68

Semi-final 1

Twenty-one countries participated in the first semi-final. Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Kingdom also voted in this semi-final. The ten highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Monaco Monaco Alizée "Blonde" 17 39
02 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland TinkaBelle "Follow Your Heart" 10 62
03 Flag of Malta Malta Ira Losco "The Way It's Meant to Be" 3 109
04 Flag of Ireland Ireland Ryan Dolan "Start Again" 6 81
05 Flag of Georgia Georgia Diana Gurtskaya "Radi Schast'ya" 21 16
06 Flag of Belgium Belgium Katerine "Enjoy the Day" 20 20
07 Flag of San Marino San Marino Angel "Last Breath" 19 21
08 Flag of Serbia Serbia Jovana Nikolic "Moli, Moli" 13 57
09 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Dinara Sultan "Naydi menya" 12 58
10 Flag of Latvia Latvia Katrine Lukins "You Are the Reason" 7 79
11 Flag of Turkey Turkey Aynur Aydin "DNA" 15 47
12 Flag of Estonia Estonia Janna "Sä et ole hullu" 11 59
13 Flag of Norway Norway Julie Bergan "Younger" 2 112
14 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Nathalie "Vivo sospesa" 9 72
15 Flag of Romania Romania Grasu XXL feat. Ami "Deja vu" 18 31
16 Flag of Portugal Portugal Kika & John Mamann "Love Life" 8 77
17 Flag of Austria Austria Sellyy "Alles Schläft" 14 53
18 Flag of Poland Poland Margaret "Tell Me How Are Ya" 16 44
19 Flag of Hungary Hungary Joni "Waterfall" 1 112
20 Flag of Greece Greece Eleni Foureira "Anemos Agapis" 4 96
21 Flag of Denmark Denmark Nabiha "Bang that Drum" 5 89

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. France, the Netherlands and Ukraine also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Andorra Andorra La Quinta Estación & Marc Anthony "Recuérdame" 9 67
02 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Sidney Samson & Eva Simons "Celebrate the Rain" 10 67
03 Flag of Israel Israel Meital Dohan feat. Sean Kingston "On Ya" 20 0
04 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Celeste Buckingham "Nobody Knows" 14 61
05 Flag of Croatia Croatia Mladen Burnać & Arsen Dedić "Jer ti ljubiš drugoga" 16 50
06 Flag of Germany Germany Unheilig "Als wär's das erste Mal" 15 52
07 Flag of Spain Spain David Bisbal "Silencio" 2 108
08 Flag of Algeria Algeria Tiwa Savage "Olorun mi" 12 65
09 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Oonagh "Orome" 4 102
10 Flag of Italy Italy Fanya "Fermi noi" 1 125
11 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Therése Neaimé "Sold to Perfection" 11 66
12 Flag of Sweden Sweden Ulrika "Animal" 5 88
13 Flag of Moldova Moldova Angelika Vee feat. Jérémy Amelin "Oh, Oh" 8 70
14 Flag of Russia Russia Nyusha "Naedine" 3 104
15 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Nina Zizic "Zabranjujem" 13 63
16 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Maria Ilieva "I Like" 17 47
17 Flag of Iceland Iceland Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir "Lífið kviknar á ný" 7 74
18 Flag of Finland Finland Jannika B "Seuraavaan elämään" 6 76
19 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Neringa Šiaudikytė "Nepalik" 18 33
20 Flag of Morocco Morocco Laila Ghofran "Feha Eh" 19 16

Final

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Nathalie "Vivo sospesa" 17 84
02 Flag of Moldova Moldova Angelika Vee feat. Jérémy Amelin "Oh, Oh" 20 73
03 Flag of Portugal Portugal Kika & John Mamann "Love Life" 16 84
04 Flag of Italy Italy Fanya "Fermi noi" 9 129
05 Flag of Ireland Ireland Ryan Dolan "Start Again" 18 82
06 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Sidney Samson & Eva Simons "Celebrate the Rain" 22 60
07 Flag of Sweden Sweden Ulrika "Animal" 3 163
08 Flag of Malta Malta Ira Losco "The Way It's Meant to Be" 8 133
09 Flag of Finland Finland Jannika B "Seuraavaan elämään" 19 75
10 Flag of Spain Spain David Bisbal "Silencio" 21 61
11 Flag of Andorra Andorra La Quinta Estación & Marc Anthony "Recuérdame" 14 88
12 Flag of Denmark Denmark Nabiha "Bang that Drum" 12 107
13 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Lauren Aquilina "Lovers or Liars" 10 123
14 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Lisa Lois "The Devil In Love" 23 59
15 Flag of Hungary Hungary Joni "Waterfall" 6 144
16 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland TinkaBelle "Follow Your Heart" 25 41
17 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Vera Brezhneva "Dobroe utro" 2 173
18 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Oonagh "Orome" 4 159
19 Flag of Norway Norway Julie Bergan "Younger" 1 187
20 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Pamela Ramljak "Kad Je Dosta, Dosta Je" 11 118
21 Flag of Iceland Iceland Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir "Lífið kviknar á ný" 24 57
22 Flag of France France Leila & Charlie Brown "Presque arrivés" 15 86
23 Flag of Russia Russia Nyusha "Naedine" 7 136
24 Flag of Greece Greece Eleni Foureira "Anemos Agapis" 5 158
25 Flag of Latvia Latvia Katrine Lukins "You Are the Reason" 13 88

Voting grids

Pre-qualification round

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Norway Norway 109 Flag of Hungary Hungary 134
2 Flag of Malta Malta 105 Flag of Greece Greece 111
3 Flag of Denmark Denmark 96 Flag of Norway Norway 111
4 Flag of Greece Greece 80 Flag of Malta Malta 104
5 Flag of Portugal Portugal 75 Flag of Latvia Latvia 85
6 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 75 Flag of Ireland Ireland 83
7 Flag of Ireland Ireland 74 Flag of Portugal Portugal 75
8 Flag of Latvia Latvia 74 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 71
9 Flag of Hungary Hungary 73 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 65
10 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 64 Flag of Austria Austria 65
11 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 64 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 64
12 Flag of Monaco Monaco 62 Flag of Denmark Denmark 62
13 Flag of Estonia Estonia 60 Flag of Estonia Estonia 56
14 Flag of Turkey Turkey 57 Flag of Serbia Serbia 52
15 Flag of Serbia Serbia 52 Flag of Poland Poland 48
16 Flag of Austria Austria 50 Flag of Romania Romania 35
17 Flag of San Marino San Marino 40 Flag of Turkey Turkey 34
18 Flag of Belgium Belgium 37 Flag of Georgia Georgia 29
19 Flag of Poland Poland 34 Flag of Monaco Monaco 22
20 Flag of Georgia Georgia 27 Flag of San Marino San Marino 16
21 Flag of Romania Romania 26 Flag of Belgium Belgium 12
Voting results
Total Score NMonaco NSwitzerland NMalta NIreland NGeorgia NBelgium NSanMarino NSerbia NKazakhstan NLatvia NTurkey NEstonia NNorway NTunisia NRomania NPortugal NAustria NPoland NHungary NGreece NDenmark NBosniaHerzegovina NUnitedKingdom
Monaco 39 3 2 2 4 7 4 10 1 2 1 3
Switzerland 62 4 1 8 4 1 8 12 5 8 1 6 4
Malta 109 2 2 7 1 8 8 10 3 2 12 4 8 5 12 7 6 3 8
Ireland 81 6 7 7 2 10 7 7 6 12 2 10 5
Georgia 16 8 1 6 1
Belgium 20 10 4 3 2 1
San Marino 21 1 1 4 4 6 3 2
Serbia 57 6 7 10 1 4 12 6 6 4 1
Kazakhstan 58 6 12 3 10 5 2 2 3 3 10 2
Latvia 79 5 4 12 5 7 5 12 12 3 3 1 10
Turkey 47 3 5 4 2 7 2 3 7 7 2 5
Estonia 59 10 3 1 3 8 7 4 4 5 7 7
Norway 112 3 8 10 7 4 12 7 1 8 8 2 10 8 12 12
Tunisia 72 1 10 6 3 4 1 3 12 8 12 4 8
Romania 31 8 5 1 5 4 4 4
Portugal 77 7 12 5 6 7 12 6 5 7 5 5
Austria 53 2 12 5 6 5 1 10 12
Poland 44 3 6 3 6 8 8 1 7 2
Hungary 112 8 10 4 12 10 12 6 6 8 6 4 3 10 7 1 2 3
Greece 96 5 2 6 2 10 12 3 10 6 10 8 5 8 2 7
Denmark 89 12 8 1 5 10 5 12 10 4 10 6 6

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 Latvia Latvia Estonia, Malta, Norway
Flag of Norway Norway Denmark, Latvia, United Kingdom
2 Flag of Denmark Denmark Monaco, Romania
Flag of Hungary Hungary Ireland, San Marino
Flag of Malta Malta Hungary, Tunisia
Flag of Portugal Portugal Serbia, Switzerland
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Austria, Greece
1 Flag of Austria Austria Belgium
Flag of Greece Greece Turkey
Flag of Ireland Ireland Poland
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Georgia
Flag of Serbia Serbia Portugal
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Kazakhstan

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Russia Russia 112 Flag of Italy Italy 159
2 Flag of Spain Spain 103 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 114
3 Flag of Sweden Sweden 101 Flag of Spain Spain 107
4 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 100 Flag of Andorra Andorra 98
5 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 89 Flag of Finland Finland 92
6 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 85 Flag of Iceland Iceland 90
7 Flag of Moldova Moldova 83 Flag of Algeria Algeria 86
8 Flag of Italy Italy 76 Flag of Croatia Croatia 73
9 Flag of Iceland Iceland 73 Flag of Sweden Sweden 70
10 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 68 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 70
11 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 66 Flag of Russia Russia 61
12 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 64 Flag of Germany Germany 57
13 Flag of Finland Finland 64 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 53
14 Flag of Germany Germany 48 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 49
15 Flag of Andorra Andorra 46 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 41
16 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 46 Flag of Moldova Moldova 37
17 Flag of Algeria Algeria 43 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 30
18 Flag of Croatia Croatia 25 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 29
19 Flag of Morocco Morocco 24 Flag of Morocco Morocco 18
20 Flag of Israel Israel 18 Flag of Israel Israel 0
Voting results
Total Score NAndorra NLuxembourg NIsrael NSlovakia NCroatia NGermany NSpain NAlgeria NLiechtenstein NItaly NLebanon NSweden NMoldova NRussia NMontenegro NBulgaria NIceland NFinland NLithuania NMorocco NFrance NNetherlands NUkraine
Andorra 67 4 12 6 4 6 2 7 5 2 1 6 12
Luxembourg 67 3 2 6 4 12 10 8 5 6 1 10
Israel 0
Slovakia 61 8 6 7 6 8 5 5 4 1 2 4 2 3
Croatia 50 6 2 6 12 10 12 2
Germany 52 10 2 1 7 6 4 10 8 2 2
Spain 108 7 5 4 5 10 7 12 7 10 1 7 10 8 8 6
Algeria 65 8 2 10 12 1 8 4 3 6 8 3
Liechtenstein 102 3 3 2 8 10 8 12 3 10 7 2 8 7 5 2 12
Italy 125 12 5 6 12 12 3 5 3 3 3 12 6 5 4 8 7 12 6 1
Lebanon 66 8 12 10 1 8 10 5 5 6 1
Sweden 88 4 7 10 4 3 7 3 8 1 1 3 8 7 10 7 5
Moldova 70 10 3 1 10 10 5 3 7 6 3 5 7
Russia 104 6 12 7 8 12 10 4 6 6 1 12 12 5 3
Montenegro 63 2 6 7 1 5 1 5 12 10 4 10
Bulgaria 47 1 8 4 1 2 2 7 10 3 2 7
Iceland 74 5 2 5 5 4 5 12 4 4 3 7 3 3 4 8
Finland 76 1 1 3 7 7 8 1 8 1 8 10 12 4 4 1
Lithuania 33 5 2 4 2 12 2 1 5
Morocco 16 4 6 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
5 Flag of Italy Italy Andorra, Croatia, France, Germany, Moldova
4 Flag of Russia Russia Algeria, Finland, Lithuania, Luxembourg
2 Flag of Andorra Andorra Israel, Ukraine
Flag of Croatia Croatia Montenegro, Morocco
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Netherlands, Spain
1 Flag of Algeria Algeria Liechtenstein
Flag of Finland Finland Iceland
Flag of Iceland Iceland Lebanon
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Slovakia
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Bulgaria
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Sweden
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Russia
Flag of Spain Spain Italy

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Norway Norway 203 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 192
2 Flag of Sweden Sweden 197 Flag of Italy Italy 171
3 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 182 Flag of Greece Greece 157
4 Flag of Russia Russia 143 Flag of Hungary Hungary 140
5 Flag of Denmark Denmark 142 Flag of Norway Norway 137
6 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 138 Flag of Malta Malta 137
7 Flag of Greece Greece 137 Flag of United Kingdom UK 135
8 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 125 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 126
9 Flag of Malta Malta 121 Flag of Sweden Sweden 123
10 Flag of Hungary Hungary 118 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 120
11 Flag of Italy Italy 106 Flag of Finland Finland 116
12 Flag of Latvia Latvia 98 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 111
13 Flag of United Kingdom UK 92 Flag of Russia Russia 107
14 Flag of Moldova Moldova 90 Flag of Andorra Andorra 103
15 Flag of France France 87 Flag of Ireland Ireland 92
16 Flag of Spain Spain 85 Flag of Portugal Portugal 92
17 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 84 Flag of Denmark Denmark 85
18 Flag of Portugal Portugal 83 Flag of Latvia Latvia 84
19 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 77 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 82
20 Flag of Ireland Ireland 76 Flag of France France 80
21 Flag of Andorra Andorra 72 Flag of Spain Spain 76
22 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 58 Flag of Iceland Iceland 68
23 Flag of Finland Finland 57 Flag of Moldova Moldova 57
24 Flag of Iceland Iceland 57 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 49
25 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 40 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 28
Voting results
Total Score NTunisia NMoldova NPortugal NItaly NIreland NLuxembourg NSweden NMalta NFinland NSpain NAndorra NDenmark NUnitedKingdom NNetherlands NHungary NSwitzerland NUkraine NNorway NLiechtenstein NBosniaHerzegovina NIceland NFrance NRussia NGreece NLatvia NMonaco NGeorgia NBelgium NSanMarino NSerbia NKazakhstan NTurkey NEstonia NRomania NAustria NPoland NIsrael NSlovakia NCroatia NGermany NAlgeria NLebanon NMontenegro NBulgaria NLithuania NMorocco
Tunisia 84 2 1 3 10 6 8 7 7 3 3 12 1 7 2 12
Moldova 73 4 4 5 7 3 4 5 3 12 4 3 3 10 6
Portugal 84 3 3 7 4 7 10 8 3 10 2 4 1 3 1 6 10 2
Italy 129 4 10 2 3 4 10 12 7 3 7 2 12 1 7 10 1 4 5 1 6 7 6 5
Ireland 82 7 1 6 8 7 8 5 4 6 6 3 4 6 6 2 3
Luxembourg 60 2 10 2 2 5 2 12 3 2 10 5 5
Sweden 163 12 8 3 5 2 2 1 10 5 4 6 8 7 10 8 2 3 7 10 8 7 12 5 6 4 8
Malta 133 8 5 10 6 3 5 1 12 8 1 6 10 8 8 4 7 8 5 8 5 4 1
Finland 75 1 3 2 7 3 7 7 12 6 7 7 4 6 3
Spain 61 3 12 4 1 8 1 1 1 5 6 6 12 1
Andorra 88 4 6 5 1 12 4 2 3 4 7 12 10 8 10
Denmark 107 2 7 2 5 6 7 5 4 5 2 7 5 8 12 5 7 7 7 4
UK 123 6 6 8 8 2 7 3 4 10 12 1 5 12 7 10 1 4 7 2 8
Netherlands 59 7 5 4 6 3 5 6 1 3 4 6 5 1 3
Hungary 144 6 12 8 2 10 12 3 10 5 7 3 12 7 8 3 4 2 7 1 2 5 10 5
Switzerland 41 7 6 7 1 3 4 2 2 4 1 4
Ukraine 173 12 5 7 12 5 12 12 1 12 5 10 6 3 10 6 2 2 6 2 2 6 10 10 7 1 7
Norway 187 12 4 4 7 6 8 12 2 6 2 6 3 10 12 12 5 3 12 4 10 12 2 8 10 12 3
Liechtenstein 159 10 8 10 10 1 1 3 10 4 1 8 10 10 4 12 1 5 8 5 2 7 10 2 3 6 8
B&H 118 4 1 5 2 8 2 5 6 3 2 8 10 12 10 3 8 3 3 1 12 10
Iceland 57 1 1 10 7 1 1 1 8 2 4 12 2 7
France 86 8 5 8 5 3 10 5 6 1 5 8 8 6 6 2
Russia 136 12 6 8 3 12 4 3 4 8 2 1 8 5 4 6 5 4 5 12 4 8 12
Greece 158 5 1 12 6 10 8 10 6 4 6 8 10 4 2 7 8 2 8 12 10 10 5 4
Latvia 88 12 1 6 2 12 7 6 4 1 12 8 12 1 3 1
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
7 Flag of Norway Norway Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, United Kingdom
5 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia
4 Flag of Latvia Latvia Estonia, Germany, Malta, Norway
Flag of Russia Russia Denmark, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco
3 Flag of Hungary Hungary Ireland, San Marino, Switzerland
2 Flag of Andorra Andorra Israel, Ukraine
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H Bulgaria, Serbia
Flag of Greece Greece Italy, Turkey
Flag of Italy Italy Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Spain Spain Croatia, Finland
Flag of Sweden Sweden Portugal, Russia
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Algeria, Austria
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Belgium, France
1 Flag of Denmark Denmark Romania
Flag of Finland Finland Iceland
Flag of Iceland Iceland Lebanon
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Monaco
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Russia
Flag of Malta Malta Hungary
Flag of Moldova Moldova Greece

Other awards

North Vision Awards

After being renewed in the seventh edition, the awards were held for the second time in a row. The nominees were revealed on 11 June 2014 and the voting started on 12 June 2014. The winners were revealed on 19 June 2014.

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The first OGAN Second Chance Contest took place for this edition and was hosted by OGAN Sweden. The OGAN clubs of each country could submit one of their national selection entries to compete in the contest with some rules applying for the entries. Norway won the contest with Adelén and her song "Always On My Mind".

Incidents

Rejected Liechtensteinerin entry

On 15 April 2014, it was announced that Claudia Schanza would represent the country with "Ha Ha". However, it was later announced that she had been rejected by the Liechtensteinerin broadcaster.

Montenegrin entry disqualification

On 17 April 2014, Montenegro revealed their entry for the edition. However, the NBU Council declined the entry, as the singers weren't Montenegrin themselves.

Participation of artists in multiple selections

There were two instances where singers appeared in the national selections of more than one country; Joni was in the national selection for both Hungary and Sweden while Lauren Aquilina was in the national selection for both Malta and the United Kingdom.

Disqualification of four countries

It was revealed by the NBU Council during the voting period of the second semi-final that the following countries had very suspicious voting patterns, and it was decided that they would all be disqualified from the next edition and that their votes in the second semi-final (bar Georgia which participated in the first semi-final) and the final would be done by four selected associate broadcasters:

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. Fifty-one countries confirmed their participation in the edition. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

Active NBU members

  • Flag of Cyprus Cyprus: On March 2 Cyprus withdrew due to cuts in their budget in the last month. The broadcaster stated that they would concentrate on other projects. A return has not been ruled out.
  • Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic: Although the country was disqualified from the competition due to failing in the pre-qualification round for the eighth edition, Česka televize broadcasted all three shows.
  • Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia: The head of delegation has not issued a response in regard to a participation.
  • Flag of Slovenia Slovenia: RTVSLO announced the country's withdrawal on March 2, 2014 due to financial issues. However, it was also reported that the country will return in the 9th edition.

NBU non-members

  • Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands: The country made a second attempt on participating in the contest. On 22 April 2014, it was announced that the country was accepted in the NBU and would be able to participate from the ninth edition and onwards.
  • Flag of Greenland Greenland: In late April 2014, the country made a second attempt on participating. However, the application is still to be accepted or declined.

Associate NBU members

  • Flag of Canada Canada: CBC announced that this is the first edition in which Canada will become involved in the contest, including broadcasting of the semi-finals and hosting polls for the growing population of Canadian NorthFans. The final was not broadcasted, however, due to lack of interest.

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of Liechtenstein Claudia Schanza
  2. Flag of Bulgaria Divna
    (Bulgarian representative in the eleventh edition)
  3. Flag of Algeria Souad Massi
  4. Flag of Greece Helena Paparizou
    (Swedish representative in the ninth edition)
  5. Flag of Portugal Joana Teles
  6. Flag of Switzerland Seven
  7. Flag of Finland Sofia Sida
  8. Flag of Israel Ofer Nachshon
  9. Flag of Germany Helene Fischer
  10. Flag of Serbia Marina Visković
    (Serbian representative in the ninth edition)
  11. Flag of Ireland Dara Ó Briain
  12. Flag of Morocco Houda Saad
  13. Flag of Sweden Kristoffer Rahbek
  14. Flag of Georgia Katie Melua
  15. Flag of Montenegro Sergej Ćetković
  16. Flag of Slovakia Miro Jaroš
  17. Flag of Tunisia Zaher Zogati
  18. Flag of Kazakhstan Dilnaz Ahkmadieva
    (Kazakh representative in the tenth edition)
  19. Flag of Andorra Beatriz Villar
  20. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Anabela Atijas
    (Bosnian representative in the first edition)

  1. Flag of Denmark Natasha Thomas
  2. Flag of San Marino Valentina Monetta
    (Sammarinese representative in the sixth edition)
  3. Flag of Ukraine neAngely
    (Ukrainian representatives in the seventh edition)
  4. Flag of Romania Paula Seling
  5. Flag of Spain Sergio Ramos
  6. Flag of Latvia Samanta Tīna
    (Latvian representative in the third, fourth and seventh edition)
  7. Flag of Norway Cir.Cuz
    (Norwegian representatives in the sixth edition)
  8. Flag of Hungary Éva Novodomszky & Gábor Gundel Takács
  9. Flag of Belgium Andrei Lugovski
  10. Flag of United Kingdom Leona Lewis
  11. Flag of Turkey Tuğba Ekinci
  12. Flag of Moldova Katy Rain

  1. Flag of France Jenn Ayache
  2. Flag of Iceland Steindinn Okkar
  3. Flag of Poland Maciej Sieradzky
  4. Flag of Lithuania Liepa Mondeikaitė
  5. Flag of Austria Kati Bellowitsch
  6. Flag of Monaco Benjamin Biolay
    (Monégasque representative in the fifth edition)
  7. Flag of Russia Yulia Alipova
  8. Flag of Italy Raffaella Carrà
  9. Flag of Lebanon Aline Lahoud
    (Lebanese representative in the seventh edition)
  10. Flag of Estonia Indrek Vaheoja
  11. Flag of Luxembourg Kari Peters
  12. Flag of Malta De Bee
  13. Flag of Netherlands Roel van Velzen
  14. Flag of Croatia Franka Batelić
    (Croatian representative in the fourth edition)

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