UFOPOP 4

The fourth contest opened the second cycle with mostly brand new countries. The theme was east. For the first time, a country that’s not an actual country appeared: Middle East. Other firsts were one country (Japan) getting both of its entries in the first round’s top 3 and Ukraine’s Ani Lorak appearing as the first (international final) Eurovision artist.

Info

Date 2012-09-29
Winner Japan
New countries 4
Languages total 6
Local language entries 7
Jurors 12

Results

# Country Artist Song Final Round 1
1 Austria Imperio Nostra Culpa 12
2 Middle East Hisham Abbas Habibi Dah 8
3 Japan Ayumi Hamasaki Free & Easy 3
4 Ukraine Ani Lorak Solntse 2 5
5 Thailand Dance Army Kong Pun Thao Fai 10
6 Germany Groove Coverage Angeline 11
7 Austria Christian Petru Funkelnde Sterne 7
8 Middle East Nancy Ajram Mashy Haddy 3 2
9 Japan Aya Hirano God Knows… 1 1
10 Ukraine Kamaliya Rising Up 9
11 Thailand Tata Young Sexy, Naughty, Bitchy 6
12 Germany ATC Maybe 4