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| The Origin Song Contest 02|
|Semi Final 1 date||2017|
|Semi Final 2 date||2017|
|Venue|| Metro Areena|
|Opening act||Semi Final 1: "No Fear" performed by Saara Aalto|
|Interval act||Semi Final 1: "Blackbird" performed by Norma John|
|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|
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The Origin Song Contest 02, often referred to as The Origin 02, or TOSC 02, is the second edition of The Origin Song Contest. It was held in Espoo, Finland, after their victory at The Origin Song Contest 01 with the song "Elefantin Paino" by Ellinoora. It was the first time Finland has hosted the contest.
For more information, see Espoo.
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. The population of the city was 269,802 as of 1 January 2016. It is part of the Finnish Capital Region, and most of its population lives in the inner urban core of the Helsinki metropolitan area, along with the cities of Helsinki, Vantaa, and Kauniainen. Espoo shares its eastern border with Helsinki and Vantaa, while enclosing Kauniainen. The city is on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, in the region of Uusimaa.
The host city was revealed to be Espoo on 13th May 2017.
|Espoo||Metro Areena||8,500||Primarily used for ice hockey games and home to the Espoo Blues, but can be used for concerts and other events.|
|Helsinki||Hartwall Arena||15,000||The largest indoor arena in Finland. Home venue of the ice hockey team Jokerit.|
|Turku||Gatorade Center||11,800||Mainly used for ice hockey but is frequently used for concerts. Home to the team TPS.|
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 3rd June at the Radisson Blu hotel in Espoo.
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 be decided based on smaller groups rather than all of the participating countries to reduce the chance of similar countries performing together.
Previews and Betting Odds
The entries from each participating country were previewed in short recaps called Previews. The countries will be 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.
Semi Final 1
|03||San Marino||Giò Sada||"Il rimpianto di te"|
|04||Bosnia-Herzegovina||Anabela feat. Boban Rajović||"Preventiva"|
|05||Moldova||Sons of Maria feat. Angelika Vee||"Sweet Madness"|
|06||Portugal||Mia Rose feat. Salvador Seixas||"Tudo para Dar"|
|07||Czech Republic||Trick or Threat feat. Elis Mraz||"Reason"|
|08||Faroe Islands||Bára Silvansdóttir||"Hvør ert tú"|
|09||France||Léa Paci||"Adolescente Pirate"|
|10||Serbia||Milica Pavlović||"La Fiesta"|
|11||United Kingdom||Izzy Bizu||"Give Me Love"|
|12||Slovenia||Manche, Rale and Dinna||"Drive By"|
|14||Croatia||Lana Jurčević||"Neke se noći ne spavaju"|
Semi Final 2
|02||Belarus||IOWA||"Moi stikhi, tvoya gitara"|
|07||Estonia||I Wear* Experiment||"Deepfreeze"|
|08||Belgium||Henri PFR feat. Raphaella||"Until the End"|
|10||Albania||Stanaj||"Ain't Love Strange"|
|11||Slovakia||King Shaolin||"Money in My Soul"|
|14||Switzerland||Nuela Charles||"Crumbling Down"|
|15||Spain||Heren||"Here & Now"|
|Bosnia-Herzegovina||Anabela feat. Boban Rajović||"Preventiva"|
|Faroe Islands||Bára Silvansdóttir||"Hvør ert tú"|
|France||Léa Paci||"Adolescente Pirate"|
|Norway||Anna of the North||"Oslo"|
|Portugal||Mia Rose feat. Salvador Seixas||"Tudo para Dar"|
|United Kingdom||Izzy Bizu||"Give Me Love|
|Croatia||Lana Jurčević||"Neke se noći ne spavaju"|
|Czech Republic||Trick or Threat feat. Elis Mraz||"Reason"|
|Monaco||Anggun||"Face au vent"|
|Serbia||Milica Pavlović||"La Fiesta"|
|Sweden||Niello feat. Janice||"Vinden"|
- Ireland: On 21st April 2017, it was announced the group Picture This would represent Ireland with the song "Take My Hand". However, on 28th April, RTÉ announced Ireland would withdraw to focus on other projects within the broadcaster.
- Lithuania: On 10th May 2017, LRT announced that Lithuania would not be present at the edition, due to a lack of time and interest. A return in a future edition has not been ruled out.
- Luxembourg: On 29th May, the OBU announced that RTL did not submit a song to represent the country. Therefore, Luxembourg was forced to withdraw.
Ukrainian participation doubts
On 12 March 2017 it was announced Ukraine would withdraw from the contest this edition, over an alleged dispute with the OBU regarding a potential entry for the contest. However, on 21 March it was announced by both the OBU and broadcaster NTU that an agreement had been reached and Ukraine would be present at the contest.