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The Origin Song Contest 02
Find the Light
02 theme art
Dates
Semi Final 1 date 17 June 2017
Semi Final 2 date 24 June 2017
Final date 5 August 2017
Host
Venue Metro Areena
Espoo, Finland
Presenter Jaana Pelkonen
Broadcaster Yle
Opening act Semi Final 1: "No Fear" performed by Saara Aalto
Semi Final 2: "On it Goes" performed by Mikael Saari
Grand Final: "Elefantin Paino" performed by Ellinoora
Interval act Semi Final 1: "Blackbird" performed by Norma John
Semi Final 2: "Something Better" performed by Softengine
Grand Final: "Circle of Light" performed by Emma and "Chandelier" performed by Saara Aalto
Participants
Entries 35
Debuting Flag of Andorra Andorra
Flag of Belarus Belarus
Flag of Croatia Croatia
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Withdrawing Flag of Ireland Ireland
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Voting
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.
Winner Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
"Crumbling Down"
The Origin Song Contest
◄ 01 TOSC logo 03 ►

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. Yle selected the Metro Areena in Espoo as the venue for the edition, whilst Jaana Pelkonen was selected as host.

Thirty five countries participated. Ireland, Lithuania and Luxembourg withdrew from the edition, while Andorra, Belarus, Croatia, the Faroe Islands and Slovenia made their debut.

Switzerland won the edition with the song "Crumbling Down" performed by Nuela Charles, scoring 133 points, 17 more than the runner-up, the Czech Republic. By tie-break, the Netherlands finished third and Russia fourth both with 107 points, whilst Sweden and the United Kingdom rounded off the top 6. The Netherlands were the best scoring pre-qualifier, coming third.

Location

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.

Bidding Phase

Three Finnish cities applied to host the contest. These were Espoo with the Metro Areena, Helsinki with the Hartwall Arena and Turku with the Gatorade Center.

The host city was revealed to be Espoo on 13th May 2017.

City Venue Capacity Notes
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.

Participants

Thirty-five countries participated, representing an increase of two compared to the previous edition. As it was the second edition, there were no returning countries. However, this edition was the debut of Andorra, Belarus, Croatia, the Faroe Islands and Slovenia.

Three countries withdrew from the edition. Ireland withdrew despite confirming in order to focus on other projects, whilst Lithuania withdrew due to a lack of time and interest and Luxembourg did not submit an entry in time.

Returning artists

Anna of the North returned to represent Norway at the edition with the song "Oslo", having represented the country at the first edition with the song "The Dreamer", achieving sixth place. This edition, she placed eighth with 87 points.

Format

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 decided based on smaller groups rather than all of the participating countries to reduce the chance of similar countries performing together.

The six pots were the following:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Running Order

This edition the running order for both the semi finals and the final was produced by the OBU, in order to prevent similar songs performing together.

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 country's average rank in its preview. The betting odds represented the chance a country had to win the contest. Switzerland came first in the betting odds with odds of 2.70, followed by Norway and Poland with 2.74 and 2.76 respectively. The lowest countries in the betting odds were Croatia, San Marino and Belarus with odds of 4.95, 5.10 and 5.22

Out of these, San Marino and Belarus both failed to qualify, however Croatia did qualify, placing seventeenth. The betting odds successfully predicted the winner once again, with the runners up placing eighth and twelfth. The positions of France and Monaco were also predicted correctly. Out of the finalists, the countries which had the most significant difference were Albania who placed fourteen places lower, and Serbia who placed thirteen higher. The non-qualifier with highest odds was Iceland who were third in their semi final and sixth overall.

Results

Semi Final 1

Fourteen countries participated in the first semi final. Monaco, the Netherlands and Sweden voted in this semi final. The highlighted countries qualified to the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Greece Greece Josephine "Cocktail" 12 45
02 Flag of Hungary Hungary Honeybeast "Így játszom" 10 55
03 Flag of San Marino San Marino Giò Sada "Il rimpianto di te" 14 13
04 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Anabela feat. Boban Rajović "Preventiva" 8 58
05 Flag of Moldova Moldova Sons of Maria feat. Angelika Vee "Sweet Madness" 11 50
06 Flag of Portugal Portugal Mia Rose feat. Salvador Seixas "Tudo para Dar" 6 64
07 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Trick or Threat feat. Elis Mraz "Reason" 3 86
08 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Bára Silvansdóttir "Hvør ert tú" 5 57
09 Flag of France France Léa Paci "Adolescente Pirate" 2 103
10 Flag of Serbia Serbia Milica Pavlović "La Fiesta" 9 56
11 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Izzy Bizu "Give Me Love" 1 107
12 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Manche, Rale and Dinna "Drive By" 13 35
13 Flag of Latvia Latvia Adriana Miglāne "Forget" 4 80
14 Flag of Croatia Croatia Lana Jurčević "Neke se noći ne spavaju" 7 64

Semi Final 2

Fifteen countries participated in the second semi final. Finland, Norway and Ukraine voted in this semi final. The highlighted countries qualified to the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Russia Russia Gulnaz Battalova "Miras" 6 76
02 Flag of Belarus Belarus IOWA "Moi stikhi, tvoya gitara" 12 34
03 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria ALISIA "Ti li" 10 52
04 Flag of Denmark Denmark Alex Vargas "Inclosure" 7 69
05 Flag of Poland Poland Lanberry "Zagadka" 5 82
06 Flag of Andorra Andorra Lucía Gil "Dragonfly" 9 60
07 Flag of Estonia Estonia I Wear* Experiment "Deepfreeze" 15 12
08 Flag of Belgium Belgium Henri PFR feat. Raphaella "Until the End" 8 66
09 Flag of Iceland Iceland Vök "Waiting" 11 52
10 Flag of Albania Albania Stanaj "Ain't Love Strange" 4 84
11 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia King Shaolin "Money in My Soul" 13 30
12 Flag of Romania Romania AMI "Mă omoară" 14 22
13 Flag of Italy Italy Rose Villain "Geisha" 2 95
14 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Nuela Charles "Crumbling Down" 1 113
15 Flag of Spain Spain Heren "Here & Now" 3 89

Grand Final

Twenty six countries participated in the grand final, made up of the twenty semi final qualifiers and the six countries who scored highest last edition. Switzerland was the winner with 133 points, 17 more than runners-up the Czech Republic.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Tayanna "Greshu" 21 28
02 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria ALISIA "Ti li" 23 20
03 Flag of Portugal Portugal Mia Rose feat. Salvador Seixas "Tudo para Dar" 26 4
04 Flag of Russia Russia Gulnaz Battalova "Miras" 4 107
05 Flag of France France Léa Paci "Adolescente Pirate" 7 87
06 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Anabela feat. Boban Rajović "Preventiva" 24 14
07 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Bára Silvansdóttir "Hvør ert tú" 13 52
08 Flag of Latvia Latvia Adriana Miglāne "Forget" 9 67
09 Flag of Norway Norway Anna of the North "Oslo" 8 87
10 Flag of Belgium Belgium Henri PFR feat. Raphaella "Until the End" 16 41
11 Flag of Poland Poland Lanberry "Zagadka" 12 52
12 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Izzy Bizu "Give Me Love" 6 95
13 Flag of Andorra Andorra Lucía Gil "Dragonfly" 15 44
14 Flag of Hungary Hungary Honeybeast "Így játszom" 20 29
15 Flag of Finland Finland Nelli Matula "Lemmikki" 19 30
16 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands RONDÉ "Naturally" 3 107
17 Flag of Serbia Serbia Milica Pavlović "La Fiesta" 10 65
18 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Nuela Charles "Crumbling Down" 1 133
19 Flag of Spain Spain Heren "Here & Now" 14 52
20 Flag of Denmark Denmark Alex Vargas "Inclosure" 18 38
21 Flag of Monaco Monaco Anggun "Face au vent" 25 13
22 Flag of Albania Albania Stanaj "Ain't Love Strange" 22 26
23 Flag of Italy Italy Rose Villain "Geisha" 11 59
24 Flag of Croatia Croatia Lana Jurčević "Neke se noći ne spavaju" 17 39
25 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Trick or Threat feat. Elis Mraz "Reason" 2 116
26 Flag of Sweden Sweden Niello feat. Janice "Vinden" 5 100

Voting Grids

Semi Final 1

Semi-final 1
split positive/negative results
Place Positive Points Negative Points
1 Flag of France France 107 Flag of United Kingdom UK 0
2 Flag of United Kingdom UK 107 Flag of Croatia Croatia 2
3 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Rep. 89 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Rep. 3
4 Flag of Latvia Latvia 88 Flag of France France 4
5 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 73 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 5
6 Flag of Portugal Portugal 69 Flag of Portugal Portugal 5
7 Flag of Serbia Serbia 68 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 6
8 Flag of Croatia Croatia 66 Flag of Moldova Moldova 6
9 Flag of Hungary Hungary 64 Flag of Latvia Latvia 8
10 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 63 Flag of Greece Greece 9
11 Flag of Moldova Moldova 56 Flag of Hungary Hungary 9
12 Flag of Greece Greece 54 Flag of Serbia Serbia 12
13 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 50 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 15
14 Flag of San Marino San Marino 31 Flag of San Marino San Marino 18

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 France Hungary, Monaco, Netherlands, San Marino
United Kingdom Croatia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Sweden
2 Czech Republic Faroe Islands, United Kingdom
Faroe Islands France, Latvia
Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Slovenia
Latvia Moldova

Semi Final 2

Semi-final 2
split positive/negative results
Place Positive Points Negative Points
1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 114 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 1
2 Flag of Italy Italy 98 Flag of Albania Albania 2
3 Flag of Poland Poland 94 Flag of Russia Russia 2
4 Flag of Spain Spain 92 Flag of Italy Italy 3
5 Flag of Albania Albania 86 Flag of Spain Spain 3
6 Flag of Russia Russia 78 Flag of Belgium Belgium 5
7 Flag of Denmark Denmark 75 Flag of Denmark Denmark 6
8 Flag of Belgium Belgium 71 Flag of Andorra Andorra 7
9 Flag of Andorra Andorra 67 Flag of Iceland Iceland 9
10 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 63 Flag of Romania Romania 9
11 Flag of Iceland Iceland 61 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 11
12 Flag of Belarus Belarus 47 Flag of Estonia Estonia 12
13 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 42 Flag of Poland Poland 12
14 Flag of Romania Romania 31 Flag of Belarus Belarus 13
15 Flag of Estonia Estonia 24 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 13

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Poland Bulgaria, Norway, Romania
Spain Andorra, Belgium, Poland
2 Belgium Italy, Spain
Italy Estonia, Russia
Switzerland Albania, Slovakia
1 Andorra Denmark
Belarus Ukraine
Bulgaria Iceland
Iceland Finland
Russia Belarus
Slovakia Switzerland

Grand Final

Grand Final
split positive/negative results
Place Positive Points Negative Points
1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 137 Flag of Sweden Sweden 4
2 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Rep. 132 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 4
3 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 128 Flag of United Kingdom UK 5
4 Flag of Russia Russia 124 Flag of Spain Spain 8
5 Flag of France France 104 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 9
6 Flag of Sweden Sweden 104 Flag of Croatia Croatia 11
7 Flag of United Kingdom UK 100 Flag of Norway Norway 11
8 Flag of Norway Norway 98 Flag of Albania Albania 14
9 Flag of Poland Poland 94 Flag of Belgium Belgium 14
10 Flag of Serbia Serbia 94 Flag of Andorra Andorra 15
11 Flag of Italy Italy 88 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Rep. 16
12 Flag of Latvia Latvia 85 Flag of France France 17
13 Flag of Finland Finland 68 Flag of Russia Russia 17
14 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 61 Flag of Latvia Latvia 18
15 Flag of Denmark Denmark 60 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 19
16 Flag of Spain Spain 60 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 21
17 Flag of Andorra Andorra 59 Flag of Denmark Denmark 22
18 Flag of Hungary Hungary 56 Flag of Monaco Monaco 25
19 Flag of Belgium Belgium 55 Flag of Hungary Hungary 27
20 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 54 Flag of Italy Italy 29
21 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 51 Flag of Serbia Serbia 29
22 Flag of Croatia Croatia 50 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 31
23 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 47 Flag of Finland Finland 38
24 Flag of Portugal Portugal 43 Flag of Portugal Portugal 39
25 Flag of Albania Albania 40 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 40
26 Flag of Monaco Monaco 38 Flag of Poland Poland 42

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Russia Andorra, Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia
5 Netherlands Finland, Monaco, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland
4 Czech Republic France, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom
3 Switzerland Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Slovakia
2 Bulgaria Greece, Iceland
Finland Albania, Romania
Italy Netherlands, Ukraine
Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy
Sweden Hungary, Norway
1 Andorra Denmark
Denmark San Marino
Faroe Islands Latvia
Latvia Estonia
Norway Moldova
Spain Belgium
United Kingdom Portugal

Other Countries

  • Flag of Ireland 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.
  • Flag of Lithuania 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.
  • Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg: On 29th May, the OBU announced that RTL did not submit a song to represent the country. Therefore, Luxembourg was forced to withdraw.

Incidents

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.

TOSC logo The Origin Song Contest 02
Countries
Final UkraineBulgariaPortugalRussiaFranceBosnia and HerzegovinaFaroe IslandsLatviaNorwayBelgiumPolandUnited KingdomAndorraHungaryFinlandNetherlandsSerbiaSwitzerlandSpainDenmarkMonacoAlbaniaItalyCroatiaCzech RepublicSweden
Semi Final 1 GreeceSan MarinoMoldovaSlovenia
Semi Final 2 BelarusEstoniaIcelandSloveniaRomania
Artists
Final TayannaALISIAMia Rose feat. Salvador SeixasGulnaz BattalovaLéa PaciAnabela feat Boban RajovićBára SilvansdóttirAdriana MiglāneAnna of the NorthHenri PFR feat. RaphaellaLanberryIzzy BizuLucía GilHoneybeastNelli MatulaRONDÉMilica PavlovićNuela CharlesHerenAlex VargasAnggunStanajRose VillainLana JurčevićTrick or Threat feat. Elis MrazNiello feat. Janice
Semi Final 1 JosephineGiò SadaSons of Maria feat. Angelika VeeManche, Rale and DinnaPamela Ramljak
Semi Final 2 IOWAI Wear* ExperimentVökKind ShaolinAMI
Songs
Final "Greshu" • "Ti li" • "Tudo para Dar" • "Miras" • "Adolescente Pirate" • "Preventiva" • "Hvør ert tú" • "Forget" • "Oslo" • "Until the End" • "Zagadka" • "Give Me Love" • "Dragonfly" • "Így játszom" • "Lemmikki" • "Naturally" • "La Fiesta" • "Crumbling Down" • "Here & Now" • "Inclosure" • "Face au vent • "Ain't Love Strange" • "Geisha" • "Neke se noći ne spavaju" • "Reason" • "Vinden"
Semi Final 1 "Cocktail" • "Il rimpianto di te" • "Sweet Madness" • "Drive By"
Semi Final 2 "Moi stikhi, tvoya gitara" • "Deepfreeze" • "Waiting" • "Money in My Soul" • "Mă omoară"

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