| The Origin Song Contest 01|
|Semi Final 1 date||25 February 2017|
|Semi Final 2 date||04 March 2017|
|Final date||15 April 2017|
|Venue|| Tauron Arena|
|Presenters|| Paulina Sykut-Jeżyna|
|Broadcaster||TVP (Telewisja Polska)|
|Opening act|| Semi Final 1: "Tu" performed by Ewa Farna|
Semi Final 2: Cleo performing a medley of songs
Grand Final: "Flashlight" performed by Kasia Moś
|Interval act|| Semi Final 1: "W stronę słońca" and "Zatrzymaj się" performed by Ewelina Lisowska|
Semi Final 2: "Lean On" and "President" performed by Agata Dziarmagowska
Grand Final: "Kiedy tylko spojrzę" performed by Sylwia Grzeszczak and Sound'n'Grace and "Naucz Mnie" performed by Sarsa
|System|| Semi Finals: Countries award 12,10,8-1 points to their ten favourite songs and deduct 1, 2 and 3 points from their three least favourite songs.|
Final: Countries award 12,10,8-1 points to their ten favourite songs and deduct 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 points from their five least favourite songs.
|The Origin Song Contest|
The Origin Song Contest 01, often referred to as TOSC 01, was the first edition of The Origin Song Contest. It was held in Kraków, Poland. It was the first time Poland hosted the contest. TVP selected the Tauron Arena as venue for the edition, whilst Paulina Sykut-Jeżyna and Anna Popek were chosen as hosts.
Thirty three countries participated in the contest. All the countries were making their debut.
The winner of the edition was Finland with the song "Elefantin Paino" performed by Ellinoora. The song scored 130 points, only one more than the runner up, Sweden. Ukraine finished in third place with 127 points, whilst Monaco, the Netherlands and Norway completed the top six of the edition. The host country, Poland, came 9th.
For more information, see Kraków.
Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. The city has grown from a Stone Age settlement to Poland's second most important city. It began as a hamlet on Wawel Hill and was already being reported as a busy trading centre of Slavonic Europe in 965. With the establishment of new universities and cultural venues at the emergence of the Second Polish Republic in 1918 and throughout the 20th century, Kraków reaffirmed its role as a major national academic and artistic centre. It is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. The city has a population of approximately 760,000, with approximately 8 million additional people living within a 100 km radius of its main square.
The host city was revealed to be Kraków on 21st January 2017.
|Gdańsk-Sopot||Ergo Arena||15,000||The boundary between Gdańsk and Sopot runs through the arena.|
|Kraków||Tauron Arena||18,000||Hosted the 2016 European League of Legends Championship Finals and the 2016 European Men's Handball Championship.|
|Warsaw||Torwar Hall||8,000||Home of the hockey team UHKS Mazowsze.|
|Wrocław||Centennial Hall||10,000||Was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Originally had the world's largest pipe organ.|
Semi Final Allocation Draw
As there were two semi finals, countries were allocated into these by geographical location to ensure fairness. The draw took place on Saturday 4th February at the Cloth Hall in Kraków.
The countries were split into pots and allocated into both their semi final and the half of that semi final they will perform in. The final running order was then decided based on smaller groups rather than all of the participating countries.
Albania, Belgium, Romania and Serbia were drawn as wildcards and were able to choose their semi final starting positions. This was the only time wildcards were used and they were phased out for the grand final and subsequent editions.
The six pots were the following:
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3|
|Pot 4||Pot 5||Pot 6|
Running Order Draw
A draw took place to decide the running order starting positions of all of the semi finalists. In addition, the starting position of host country Poland was allocated as second position. The draw took place on Friday 10th February, at the Cloth Hall, just like the allocation draw.
Previews and Betting Odds
The entries from each participating country were previewed in short recaps called Previews. The countries were divided into the previews based on when they revealed their entry: the first countries to reveal their entries were in the first preview. Broadcasters can rank each entry in the recap.
Betting odds were based around the average rank of a country in the recap. The betting odds represented the chances of each country to win the contest. The first placed country in the betting odds was Finland with odds of 1.43, followed by the United Kingdom and the Netherlands with odds of 2.33 and 2.57 respectively. The three countries lowest in the betting odds were Hungary, Lithuania and Portugal with odds of 5.00, 5.57 and 5.98 respectively.
Out of these, the bottom three countries all failed to qualify for the Grand Final. The betting odds successfully predicted Finland as winner, however runner up United Kingdom ended up significantly lower, in twelfth place.
The positions of Finland, Poland and Italy were successfully predicted. The countries with the largest difference were Luxembourg, who finished fourteen places lower, and Sweden, who finished fourteen higher.
Semi Final 1
Sixteen countries participated in the first semi final. Poland voted in this semi final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.
|02||Norway||Anna of the North||"The Dreamer"||4||78|
|03||Latvia||Marta Grigale||"Bez 5 Minūtēm"||16||11|
|04||Russia||SAHA||"Vsego lish' tri slova"||8||62|
|05||Netherlands||Sharon Doorson||"How You Like It"||1||103|
|06||Estonia||Liis Lemsalu||"Breaking the Rules"||7||72|
|08||Greece||Katerina Stikoudi||"I Like The Way"||10||47|
|09||Monaco||Tal||"Des fleurs et des flammes"||2||90|
|10 ||Lithuania||Monika Linkytė||"Krentu žemyn"||14||20|
|11||San Marino||Moseek||"Tina (We Are Gold People)"||3||80|
|12||Switzerland||Bastian Baker||"We Are The Ones"||15||15|
|13||Bosnia-Herzegovina||Pamela Ramljak||"Ispod kože"||11||36|
|15||Denmark||HEDEGAARD feat. Stine Bramsen||"Keep Dreaming"||6||74|
Semi Final 2
Sixteen countries participated in the second semi final. Poland voted in this semi final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.
|01||Romania||KARMEN||"You Got It"||10||41|
|02||Ireland||Walking On Cars||"Catch Me If You Can"||7||62|
|03||United Kingdom||Black Honey||"Hello Today"||4||86|
|04||Czech Republic||Light & Love||"Under the Low Sun"||9||43|
|05||Portugal||Raquel Tavares||"Meu Amor de Longe"||16||2|
|06||Spain||Pablo López||"Hijos del Verbo Amar"||12||35|
|07||France||Zayra||"Trop c'est trop"||3||96|
|08||Sweden||LÉON||"Tired of Talking"||2||97|
|09||Luxembourg||2 Fabiola feat. Loredana||"She's After My Piano"||8||56|
|10||Hungary||Rúsza Magdolna||"Érj Hozzám"||11||36|
|11||Ukraine||Ani Lorak||"Uhodi Po-Angliyski"||5||83|
|14||Moldova||Nicoleta Nuca||"Când Pleci"||6||72|
|16||Serbia||Jelena Tomašević||"Da mi je da mi se vrati"||13||27|
Twenty-one countries participated in the grand final: the host country, Poland, and ten qualifiers from each semi final. All participating countries this edition voted. Finland was the winner with 130 points, one more than runner up Sweden, and three more than third placed Ukraine
| Semi-final 1|
split positive/negative results
|No.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|4||Netherlands||Belgium, Greece, Italy, Lithuania|
|3||San Marino||Denmark, Poland, Switzerland|
|1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bulgaria|
|Russia||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Due to disputes with a record label running since January, it was not until 29th April 2017 that the official albums were released for the edition. In addition to the official two-disc CD set, an electronic version was available for users of iTunes and Spotify.
Belgian entry change
It was originally announced that Belgium would be represented by Emma Bale with the song "Worth It" after the song won the Belgian national final, Origin Eurosong. However, after it was revealed that the entry was unable to participate in the contest, on 17 February 2017 it was announced Bazart would represent the country with "Goud" instead.
Semi Final 1 technical difficulties
During the live show of the first semi final, there were technical issues before and during Lithuania's performance. Therefore, Monika Linkytė was allowed to perform "Krentu žemyn" after all the other countries had performed.