Tuesday 14 May 2013 — Saturday 18 May 2013
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2013 will be the 58th annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden, following Loreen's win in the 2012 Contest with the song "Euphoria". This is the fifth time that Sweden will host the Contest, the last time being in 2000. Sveriges Television (SVT) chose Malmö Arena as the venue following the consideration of several venues within Sweden. The dates set for the two semi-finals are 14 May and 16 May 2013, with the final taking place on the evening of 18 May 2013. There will be one host for this contest which was announced on 28 January as comedian Petra Mede. Thirty-nine countries will participate, including Armenia, who were last represented in 2011. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Slovakia and Turkey have announced their withdrawal from the 2013 Contest. The design of the contest is built around the theme "We are one" – highlighting equality and unity of all the participating countries alongside the cultural diversity and influence of each participant.