It’s Europe’s favourite retro watch-a-long show. And on Saturday, #EurovisionAgain returned for its October 2021 edition. This time, Eurovision 2012 was the classic song contest of choice.

The original competition held in Baku saw Sweden come out on top.

As with every #EurovisionAgain, today’s fans watching online were able to vote for their favourites…and the winner was exactly the same – Sweden’s Loreen with “Euphoria”.

Loreen wins #EurovisionAgain 2012

Listed below are the results for #EurovisionAgain 2012. The rankings are based on the votes of all those who decided to vote for their favourites while rewatching the Eurovision 2012 grand final on Saturday 16 October.

In brackets, we’ve included the differences between the new fan vote and the original result from nine years ago.

#EurovisionAgain 2012 results

  1. Sweden: Loreen – “Euphoria” (=)
  2. Spain: Pastora Soler – “Quédate conmigo (Stay With Me)” (+8)
  3. Cyprus: Ivi Adamou – “La La Love” (+13)
  4. Italy: Nina Zilli – “L’amore è femmina (Out of Love)” (+5)
  5. Serbia: Željko Joksimović – “Nije ljubav stvar” (-2)
  6. North Macedonia: Kaliopi – “Crno i belo” (+7)
  7. Iceland: Greta Salóme and Jónsi – “Never Forget” (+13)
  8. Azerbaijan: Sabina Babayeva – “When the Music Dies” (-4)
  9. Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki – “Party For Everybody (-7)
  10. Albania: Rona Nishliu – “Suus” (-5)
  11. Estonia: Ott Lepland – “Kuula” (-5)
  12. Turkey: Can Bonomo – “Love Me Back” (-5)
  13. Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou – “Aphrodisiac” (+4)
  14. Ireland: Jedward – “Waterline” (+5)
  15. Germany: Roman Lob – “Standing Still” (-7)
  16. France: Anggun – “Echo (You and I)” (+6)
  17. Ukraine: Gaitana – “Be My Guest” (-2)
  18. = Romania: Mandinga – “Zaleilah” (-6)
  19. = Moldova: Pasha Parfeny – “Lăutar” (-7)
  20. Norway: Tooji – “Stay” (+6)
  21. Denmark: Soluna Samay – “Should’ve Known Better” (+2)
  22. Bosnia & Herzegovina: Maya Star – “Korake ti znam” (-4)
  23. Hungary: Compact Disco – “Sound of Our Hearts” (+1)
  24. Lithuania: Donny Montell – “Love Is Blind” (-10)
  25. Malta: Kurt Calleja – “This Is the Night” (-4)
  26. United Kingdom: Engelbert Humperdinck – “Love Will Set You Free” (-1)

Watch Eurovision 2012 online

#EurovisionAgain may be over for this month, but the Eurovision 2012 grand final remains online. You can watch the full show on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

From 2004, the EBU took over ownership rights of each contest. Hence, the uploads of contests from 2004 onwards have remained online permanently.

#EurovisionAgain is scheduled to return on Saturday 20 November at 21:00 CEST for another rewatch of a classic song contest.

What is #EurovisionAgain?

Throughout the first 15 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the #EurovisionAgain team organised mass sync viewings of classic contests on Saturday evenings. The EBU soon came on board and began publishing previously unavailable shows on its YouTube channel.

The rewatches have since switched to monthly affairs, now taking place on the third Saturday of each month.

As well as organising rewatches, the #EurovisionAgain team also added a fundraising element for various LGBTQ+ charities.

For further details about the rewatches, check out the #EurovisionAgain Twitter page.

Do you agree that Loreen deserved to win the Eurovision 2012 rewatch? Which year do you hope #EurovisionAgain travels to next time? Let us know in the comments.

Read more #EurovisionAgain news here

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lasse braun
lasse braun
1 month ago

hmmm
nobody for soluna samays song (danmark)?
aged well!

Princess peregrine
Princess peregrine
1 month ago
Reply to  lasse braun

One of my favorites that year. Never understood why it did so poorly.

Brian
Brian
1 month ago

From 2004, the EBU took over ownership rights of each contest. Hence, the uploads of contests from 2004 onwards have remained online permanently.” Unfortunately the 2018 is not available outside Europe on YouTube 🙁

Romania Eurovision 2021
Romania Eurovision 2021
1 month ago

Wtf is wrong with eurovision fans?

Luc
Luc
1 month ago

I think it was too soon to do an EA for the 2012 edition. However, I think – and it’s safe to assume many agree with me, Euphoria was the deserving winner. Personally, I love that song and still listen to it occasionally

jercle02
jercle02
1 month ago

One of the most-requested years for EA I think, so about time they got around to it.

Europe really got swept up in the Russian Grannies hype, didn’t it? I think the position they got in this weekend is about right.

Hopefully the last edition of EA next month will be great one, I hope for 1977, 1979 or 1996 (the latter with the original scoreboard.)

I’m really hoping next year they will be brave enough to show a black-and-white edition.

Last edited 1 month ago by jercle02
nycforever
nycforever
1 month ago

Eurovision 2012 was the worst edition of 2010s and I think even in the 21st century. Aside of the terrible production, the quality of songs that year was really so-so. Glad to see Italy, Spain and Cyprus so high here. They were criminally underrated. Along with Sweden they’re my Top 4.

Maya G
Maya G
1 month ago

My faves songs from 2012: Hungary, North Macedonia and Serbia.
Sweden is a very worthy winner but Euphoria just isn’t my thing personally.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I would never watch the whole 2012 show again, hosts were terrible and the camera shots were not good (never showed the whole arena and the Azeri fans in the back, as if they wanted to hide something…)

Anyway, results were ok but North Macedonia was overrated.

Cyprus, Spain, Italy were criminally underrated by the televoting in 2012 and i am happy to see them so high now!

Ukraine should have been lower, same for Turkey’s cringy staging.

Ray
Ray
1 month ago

I absolutely hate watching Eurovision 2012 because it just feels like a big Trivago advertisement. Presenters were worst of the decade and the human rights as well as political concerns around the contest made it hard to enjoy.

jercle02
jercle02
1 month ago
Reply to  Ray

Worst presenters of the decade, and if it wasn’t for Natasha and Soren and their stupid rhyming, I’d say they were the worst of the century (so far.)

hhhhurricane
hhhhurricane
1 month ago

Spain 2012 is the most overrated esc song of the decade, there i said it

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  hhhhurricane

Azerbaijan 2013 says ”hi”!

Ray
Ray
1 month ago
Reply to  hhhhurricane

Azerbaijan 2011 is the most overrated one, that medicore mess even won it’s year.

jercle02
jercle02
1 month ago
Reply to  Ray

Most Azerbaijan entries were massively overrated and overmarked, until the rules on jury transparency changed, and their results mysteriously dropped off…

Aeria
Aeria
1 month ago

Lithuania super robbed ;(

Ziv
Ziv
1 month ago

Wow…with such a huge amount of votes, the two neighbors, Romania and Moldova, got the same points. What a big coincidence.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

I don’t know if wiwibloggs will cover this as an update to Melodifestivalen 2022 plan, but I just discovered on another Eurovision news site that the Andra Chansen round has been scrapped for 2022. Instead, it will be another semi final where all the 3rd and 4th places will be organized into two groups and the top two songs from each group will progress to the final, instead of four head-to-head duels.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

That’s still Andra Chansen, just a different way of doing it. It’s been changed before.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

It may be a different format, but why scrap the name if it’s just basically another chance around for 3rd and 4th placers?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Well I spoke too soon. Wiwiblogs just posted article on the change

Erik
Erik
1 month ago

Oh, that hurt for our Russian grandmothers. Joke acts should still have a place in the competition and it’s lovely they got second during that time. It clearly isn’t that wanted anymore. I wonder how their 2020 entry would have placed based on this.

PP77
PP77
1 month ago

Euphoria, good song but for me , most overrated song in ESC history. in this voting overrated Cyprus, good song with no powerfull singer ( without backing vocals song would be disaster on stage) , underrated Lithuania both in ESC and this voting( i like more his song from 2012 , 2016 is overrated in ESC with points).
My TOP 5 from that year
1.Spain
2.Azerbaijan
3.Sweden
4.Albania
5.Italy
than Moldova, Cyprus,Serbia…

Luc
Luc
1 month ago
Reply to  PP77

I don’t think Euphoria is overrated. I mean, I agree that it isn’t perfect and has this cringy and out of place rhyme (the “an everlasting piece of art” one), but the song’s a bop and it’s one of the best eurodance songs ever

Last edited 1 month ago by Luc
Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

Special mention to Israel, I loved that entry but they didn’t qualify. My winner is Moldova. My second is Italy. My third is the UK – the song is actually very good, and what a gentleman, he got up in the green room when the green room host interviewed him. North Macedonia and Spain had excellent vocals with songs to match. The Ukraine staging was very good. Germany had a very good entry, exceptionally so. Hungary was so good. The only entry I didn’t like was France.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

Yeah yeah of course whatever France send you would say the same, only France, always France so forget France, your blatant biased opinions and hatred here each time are useless. The proof your pathetic hatred against Barbara didn’t work this year, nice try, Next.

Last edited 1 month ago by Esc addict
Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

Now I know from who come my downvotes lol from this ridiculous Keiino stan, poor Keiino, poor Norway you don’t deserve that and this kind of eurofans.

Last edited 1 month ago by Esc addict
Nate
Nate
1 month ago

Ofc Sweden had to win it, but I’m glad some justice was done to the other countries (specially Spain and North Macedonia)

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Wow! Top5 is amazing, I just wished Hungary would get top20 and I’m kinda sad for Engelbert… Anyway, it was nice to have a recent #EurovisionAgain this time!

fionn
fionn
1 month ago

no no no no where is albania no no no

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

2012 is a first ESC which I watched as a fan beforehand, knowing all of the songs. Musically, it was the one that re-ignited the competition as a whole. After lackluster 2011, this year ampted things up, and Euphoria’s win sealed the deal.

I’ll just look past the undeserving NQs of Portugal and Slovenia, and concentrate on the songs actually in the finals (comment below):

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

SWEDEN – I understood why it won back then, and I understand now. It’s not my personal winner, but it is definitely among the top five songs here. The performance is especially captivating. SPAIN – Amazing power-ballad, one of my top favorites! I am happy how it stood the test of time. This was perhaps the last time that “telenovela entry style” actually hit the perfect spot. The lightning cannot hit multiple times in the same period. CYPRUS – It’s an okay party song, but I am honestly perplexed that it went so well with the voters. When it comes… Read more »

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Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

ESTONIA – I always liked it, but I overlooked it back in 2012. It has grew on me since. What a voice! TURKEY – A nice song with a good result. I have no idea why Turkey withdrew the next year. I hope they come back. GREECE – A fun party anthem done right. While this style has been overused by Greece / Cyprus throughout the 00s, this is a good song in its own right. I’d replace the placements of Cyprus and Greece on this list. IRELAND – While it has a good hook, calling this a great entry… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Colin
Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

MOLDOVA – A fan-favorite I find quite median. I love Aliona and Pasha’s song O Mie from 2013, though! NORWAY – People say that this shouldn’t have finished last. I agree. I wouldn’t let it past the semi. DENMARK – It has that typically Danish relaxing quality, but it works for me here. It’s not a song with winning vibes, but it’s really nice. BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Talking about underrated… This is probably among top 3 songs ever sent by them, and I would certainly put it in top 10. Emotional lyrics are so well intertwined with fragile, yet… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

2011 was good, apart from how it ended. Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Germany probably being the best. Lena should have won twice in a row. A lot of others to enjoy too, try it again.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Not saying that 2011 didn’t have any good songs. It’s just that I think it had *quite less of them* in comparison with neighboring 2010 and 2012, or any subsequent year. I am a big fan of Slovenia, Finland, Italy, and yes, Germany too. Lena could have easily won two years in a row. 🙂 But again, the number of extremely weak songs is extensive. Usually, I think that about 5-10 songs are weak per year, but in 2011, I have staggering 15 songs rated as under average, 10 of which as *very bad*, and that’s being generous. Of course,… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

I suppose everybody’s different. I’m judging by the final – I have mostly forgotten the non-qualifiers, except for Norway and Bulgaria. Also Croatia, unfortunately. I would say at least twenty of the finalists are very enjoyable, if for different reasons.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Oh, yes, Finland… I loved that. Peter was a Greta Thunberg before Greta Thunberg.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I’ll give them that – in 2011 the finalists were mostly really well chosen (sadly looking at 2016/17). Apart from Bulgaria, San Marino, Latvia, and maybe Norway, everything that stayed in the semi, should have stayed in the semi. I absolutely detest our song from 2011, but some others, like Malta and Portugal, really give it a run for its title. The low in 2011 was *really low*. Judging by the final itself, it was rather decent, although not equally filled with really strong entries as most subsequent finals have been. 🙂

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Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago

This just became boring.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Off topic but Terence James (french NF this year), Amalya (Destination Eurovision The Divaz 2019) are qualified for the final of the Voice All Stars, Emmy Liyanna (Destination Eurovision) was eliminated against Gjons Tears the last week unfortunately and Gjons Tears was eliminated this week. I hope Terence, Amalya or MB14 to win this, especially MB14 and I’d love to see them in Eurovision….

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I thought it was interesting because a little bit esc related, my mistake…

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Will a song overpass Euphoria in the heart of the eurofans one day? The time will say but for the moment I can’t see that….

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Lol! Downvote me more but who has won here again, who is reigning since 10 years in the esc250, who is still charting in many countries 10 years later? Not my fault the facts are the facts, nobody has overpassed that yet.

Last edited 1 month ago by Esc addict
Leo
Leo
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I wouldn’t be surprised if Maneskin take the 250 this year.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo

Not sure of that… we will see

Last edited 1 month ago by Esc addict
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo

Oh, I think Måneskin will definitely make the top 250 List for sure, but I don’t know if they’ll top Euphoria yet.

Luc
Luc
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo

While I like Måneskin, I prefer Euphoria over ZeB

Shannon
Shannon
1 month ago

It’s still surprising that EBU allowed Azerbaijan’s postcard to be Garabagh, I mean ?ctimai could’ve taken the high road and just have something less controversial for their postcard.
Great songs, but it’s just an awful year for so many reasons.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Shannon

What’s Garabagh and why is it controversial?

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Shannon

Prolly they HAD to use it. Their artist was from there too IIRC. Also, the territory was internationally recognized as part of the host country, so EBU not allowing them to use it would have been very super controversial.

Ray
Ray
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

EBU might have allowed it, but Ictimai could’ve just had something else chosen as a postcard, like Shannon said taking the high road would have been better.

Friedenau
Friedenau
1 month ago

Yess! Euphoria is unbeatable. But finally some justice for Pastora Soler. Her 10th place was criminal. 2012 is my favourite year of this century. I much prefer these results than the actual results. In fact, in my mind, these are the real results.

Una
Una
1 month ago

I *loved* Moldova and Hungary 2012 however, the one song from 2012 that I listen to this day is “Crno i belo”.

Germany and Romania would round my top 5 for Rob was gorgeous and the song was very pleasant albeit very middle-road. I liked Romania for the original delivery but the song was very basic and the Spanish accent just awful. To add, the singer was styled very similar to the Azeri girl from 2009. How silly.

Hector
Hector
1 month ago

Such an amazing year that was. Sweden, Cyprus, Spain, North Macedonia, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Finland … Full of great entries! Personally here Germany, Denmark and B&H were quite underrated but seeing Spain and Cyprus up there is so satisfying as well

sam
sam
1 month ago

my winner of 2012 is bosnia & herzegovina but i know no one else shares that opinion

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago
Reply to  sam

I share that EXACT opinion. o.O

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

Real results were better imo.

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I don’t know, at least the grannies dropped a couple of places. 😉 But so did Albania and Estonia. And the party crowd inexplicably still loves La La Love, some things just never change. I’d say both scoreboards have their ups and downs.

Rashad
Rashad
1 month ago

Finally we got to the biggest Eurovision ever! It’s been noted as the best for years, although the eventual winner certainly did say a lot of hateful things during her visit to Baku, but I guess some people have never heard of good manners…

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

I’m sorry they picked this year. 2012 was the worst Eurovision ever. Four hours of Aliyev propaganda, exactly what they wanted when they joined the EBU in 2008 – and it only took them four years to get it. Even the message from Anke Engelke during the voting seems sad now… a decade later and nothing has changed.

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Musically it was pretty solid, though.
And if you let dictatorships participate, you have to factor in the possibility that they might win.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

I don’t believe they actually won, but yes.

Jercle11
Jercle11
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

The presenters were the worst of the decade, obviously got the job for being friendly to the regime. Especially Nargiz, who had all the charm and charisma of a cardboard cut-out.

Helena
Helena
1 month ago

Finally justice for Cyprus

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I’m from Spain and I never relate to Pastora and Quedate conmigo tbh. Never get the love.
Albania or Estonia had stronger ballads and performance easily imo.
Yet the fandom always go crazy for Spain 2012. Televote didn’t tho.

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Classic Spanish power ballad performed by an equally powerful belter of a singer.

People either love it or they don’t and that’s fine. There’s never a song for everybody, only a party.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  James

Quedate Conmigo is not what I would call classic Spanish power ballad if I’m honest.
It wasn’t even writen in and by Spanish by at first.
I don’t get that feel. Pastora has other songs like ” La Mala Costumbre” that are more like that. At least for me.

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Lyrically, it flows better in Castilian than if Pastora made the mistake of using the alternate English version instead.

And it’s a collaboration between songwriter and artist. If the chemistry isn’t there, then the disconnect would be more obvious to see and hear to even casual listeners/viewers.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t get another 20th century Eurovision contest, but maybe that will be next month if it’s taking a while to negotiate the rights from another broadcaster.

Jercle11
Jercle11
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I think it was good it was a 21st century contest. It’s important EA moves around the decades. The last 2010s contest was 2014 in June 2020, and the last 21st century contest was 2005 in September 2020, so a contest from this century was well overdue.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Serbia, Albania, Estonia and Germany all underrated here.
Glad they got what they really deserve in the real contest.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Kaliopi was the best thing in this voting

Aplk
Aplk
1 month ago

Crno i belo is so good, glad it got a better result here

Conan Lau
Conan Lau
1 month ago

Yes, my 4 favourites from 2012, are the Eurovision Again Top 4, just in a different order, my rank would go 1. Spain, 2. Italy, 3. Cyprus & 4. Sweden