Europe Has Voted: Emmelie de Forest from Denmark is the Winner of the 2013 ESC
More than 100 million television viewers tuned in the two Semi and Grand Finals of the Contest, which was transmitted live over the EUROVISION and EURORADIO networks via EBU Member SVT.
The result bestows hosting rights to next year's event to EBU Member TV2, Denmark.
EBU Executive Supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, said the production had exceeded expectations.
"The EBU would like to thank everyone at SVT for their extraordinary effort in staging this year’s Song Contest. All three shows set new standards for TV entertainment worldwide. Our congratulations go to Denmark and to all the delegations that participated in the 58th edition of Europe’s favourite TV show."
This year, viewers were able to vote via a dedicated app, made available for iOS and Android users. A further highlight is the app's second-screen functionality, which offered viewers live updates during the shows about thecontestants, their songs, opening and interval acts, as well as the results.
In addition, professional juries from each of those countries also have a 50 per cent state in the outcome. The professional juries each comprise six representatives.
About the winner:
Emmelie de Forest from the town of Mariager in northern Denmark, began singing professionally at the age of 14. Her winning entry, 'Only Teardrops' was composed by Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen, Thomas Stengaard. The lyrics were written by Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen and Thomas Stengaard.
The complete list of 39 competitors in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest:
Albania (RTSH), Austria (ORF), Armenia (AMPTV), Azerbaijan (Ictimai TV), Belarus (BTRC), Belgium (RTBF), Bulgaria (BNT), Croatia (HRT), Cyprus (CyBC), Denmark (DR), Estonia (ERR), Finland (YLE), France (France3), Georgia (GPB), Germany (NDR), Greece (ERT), Hungary (MTV), Iceland (RÚV), Ireland (RTÉ), Israel (IBA), Italy (RAI), Latvia (LTV), Lithuania (LRT), FYR Macedonia (MKRTV), Malta (PBS), Moldova (TRM), Montenegro (RTCG), the Netherlands (TROS), Norway (NRK), Romania (TVR), Russia (C1R), San Marino (SMTV), Serbia (RTS), Slovenia (RTVSLO), Spain (TVE), Sweden (SVT), Switzerland (SRG SSR), Ukraine (NTU) and United Kingdom (BBC).
About the Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition for Members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which are the public broadcasters in their respective countries. The first contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1956. Since then, the contest has become a true European tradition.
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