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Pre-Qualification Round 2
Trust Your Feelings
PQR 2 Logo
Dates
Final 29 August 2014
Host
Venue TUI Arena
Hannover,Niedersachsen, Germany
Presenter(s) Monika Gruber
Participants
Entries 9
Voting
System Each country awarded:
12, 10, 8-3 points (participants)
12, 10, 8-2 points (non-participants)
Qualifiers 3
Pre-Qualification Round
◄ 1 Eurovision Heart 3 ►

Pre-Qualification Round 2 (abbreviated PQR2), is a pre-event held for the tenth edition of the North Vision Song Contest. Nine countries are participating and three of them will qualify to the semi finals of the edition. Germany was chosen as the host country and the venue was the TUI Arena in Hannover, Niedersachsen.

Location

For further information see Hanover

Hanover or Hannover, on the River Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg (later described as the Elector of Hanover). At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the Electorate was enlarged to become the capital of the Kingdom of Hanover. Hanover is located 177 miles (285 km) west of Berlin, 94 miles (151 km) south of Hamburg, 392 miles (631 km) north of Munich, and 85 miles (137 km) east of Osnabrück.

From 1868 to 1946 Hanover was the capital of the Prussian Province of Hanover and also of the Hanover administrative region until that was abolished in 2005. It is now the capital of the Land of Lower Saxony. Since 2001 it is part of the Hanover district (Region Hannover), which is a municipal body made up from the former district (Landkreis Hannover) and city of Hanover (note: although both Region and Landkreis are translated as district they are not the same).

Bidding phase

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

The hosting submissions for the pre-qualification round started on 23 August and ended one day later, on 24 August. Eight countries applied to host the event, more than the last event. Applicant of the previous event, Hungary, applied once again with the Budapest National Theater. Returning country, Morocco, applied to host the event with the Salle Ibn Yassine as the venue. Andorra also applied to host the event and submitted the Poliesportiu d'Andorra as the venue. Another previous applicant, Slovakia, decided to join the bidding phase with the Steel Aréna located in Košice. Germany decided to submit the TUI Arena in Hanover while Tunisia joined the phase with the El Menzah Sports Palace. Latvia applied with Palladium Riga as the venue while the last country, San Marino, decided to apply with Stadio Olimpico.

The host was selected through a poll. After three days of voting, Germany was selected as the host of the event with 30 out of the 123 votes.

Country (City) Venue Capacity
Flag of Andorra Andorra (Andorra la Vella) Poliesportiu d'Andorra 1,784
Flag of Germany Germany (Hanover) TUI Arena 4,000
Flag of Hungary Hungary (Budapest) Budapest National Theater 619
Flag of Latvia Latvia (Riga) Palladium Riga 2,000
Flag of Morocco Morocco (Rabat) Salle Ibn Yassine 5,000
Flag of San Marino San Marino (Serravalle) Stadio Olimpico 500
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia (Košice) Steel Aréna 8,378
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia (Tunis) El Menzah Sports Palace 4,500

Format

The second pre-qualification round had the same format as in the first edition; the five countries that ended in the bottom of the two semi-finals had to compete in the event. However, as Spain withdrew due to being part of the PQR, there will be only nine countries competing. Unlike the last edition, the qualifiers will be only three, making it a total of twenty countries in each of the semi-finals of the North Vision Song Contest 10. Promoting her new single, Emmelie de Forest performed "Drunk Tonight" at the event.

Results

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania NOTA "Mano Dainoje" 1 73
02 Flag of Israel Israel Chen Aharoni "Crazy" 3 67
03 Flag of Malta Malta Claudia Faniello "One Fine Day" 7 56
04 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Lara Fabian & Mustafa Ceceli "Make Me Yours Tonight" 6 57
05 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Armin Muzaferija "S Tobom Bez Tebe" 8 56
06 Flag of Ireland Ireland Phildel feat. Sleepthief "Dust and Cloud" 2 71
07 Flag of Monaco Monaco C2C feat. D. Martin "Happy" 9 48
08 Flag of Poland Poland Grzegorz Hyży "Wstaje" 5 58
09 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Zhana Bergendorff "Samuray" 4 66

Voting grid

Voting results
Total Score NLithuania NIsrael NMalta NLuxembourg NBosniaHerzegovina NIreland NMonaco NPoland NBulgaria NRestoftheWorld
Lithuania 73 12 8 3 10 7 5 4 12 12
Israel 67 10 3 6 7 8 3 12 8 10
Malta 56 3 3 8 4 12 6 6 10 4
Luxembourg 57 4 6 4 5 6 8 10 7 7
B&H 56 5 7 5 7 3 12 8 6 3
Ireland 71 12 8 12 4 8 10 7 4 6
Monaco 48 7 10 6 10 3 4 3 3 2
Poland 58 8 4 7 5 12 5 7 5 5
Bulgaria 66 6 5 10 12 6 10 4 5 8

See also

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