COPENHAGEN 2014 LIVE: EUROVISION FINAL
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Welcome to the grand final of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest which take place at B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen, Denmark. 26 countries will participate tonight and 37 will cast their votes.
The opening of the show is impressive with a video from last year’s Eurovision edition with quotes in various languages leading to Emmelie’s trophy carry-away towards Copenhagen in a James Bond style showing the highlights of Copenhagen like the Opera House, Tivoli etc. The parade of flags and artists is faster this year and the hosts welcome us to the final. Let the show begin and may the best song win! Good luck everybody!
Ukraine: Tick-Tock sung by Mariya Yaremchuk: There is big support for Ukraine in the arena and the press center. The political situation will lead Ukraine to the top of the scoreboard and I am almost sure it will be the only Eastern country in the Top 5 this year. Mariya gives an amazing performance anyway and she is hot like hell!
Belarus: Cheesecake sung by Teo: although it’s not a winning song we can all feel the confidence and the powerful vocal – free of mistakes – vocal performance of Teo. I love the ending of the song when Teo smashes the camera.
Azerbaijan: Start A Fire sung by Dilara Kazimova: a great vocal performance and a great artistic presentation with the acrobatic female dancers. The draw though might not help Azerbaijan especially after the “shadowed” comments over the voting last year. Dilara though is simply amazing on stage judging voice, outfit and confidence.
Iceland: No Prejudice sung by Pollapönk: interesting tune from Iceland. originally I didn’t like it at all but it was a sure qualifier when saw the first rehearsals. The band is deliver their ska song in a descent way and they create a nie North-Western European sentiment of party and it will score well from those countries!
Norway: Silent Storm sung by Carl Espen: Carl has a great voice and a a sentimental one. Dramatic atmosphere is created in the arena with the mobile flash lights tuned on. It could score high but maybe a second top five for Norway in a row couldn’t happen tonight. Though the audience love it in the arena.
Romania: Miracle sung by Paula Selling and OVI: one more powerful performance and they really deserve to comeback with this song this year. They will not win but for sure they are amazing the two of them together on stage.
Armenia: Not Alone sung by Aram MP3: I have goosebumps with this one.A pure movie soundtrack and an outstanding performance by a special person. The arena goes frantic with Aram and he should win tonight!
Montenegro: Moj Svijet sung by Sergej Ćetković: outstanding vocal performance. This is the best song for Montenegro ever for me. Sergej is a true star on stage although I find pointless the female act with the roller-skaters. The music travels your soul throughout lots of sentiment like love, separation, loneliness, bitterness etc.
Poland: My Slowianie sung by Donatan and Cleo: ok you can have your own orgasm now! Even gay boys like the boobies! 12 points from us!
Greece: Rise Up sung by Freaky Fortune feat. Riskykidd: I think most agree here that it’s THE BEST GREEK entry since Helena Paparizou! With little help from all of you ATHENS 2015 is still a dream ready to come true. EUROPE vote wisely! PERFECT performance and camera work and audience shake the entire B&W Hallerne. WELL DONE boys
Austria: Rise Like A Phoenix sung by Conchita Wurst: OK we just saw the winning performance of #Eurovision 2014. Amazing vocal performance and tremendous reaction in the arena and press center. Ladies and gentlemen prepare and book hotels for Vienna next year!
BREAKING NEWS: ODDSCHECKER JUST CHANGED HOT FAVOURITE FOR THE FINAL FROM SWEDEN TO AUSTRIA!!!!
Germany: Is It Right? sung by Elaiza: After three powerful songs we have the German act who has an averagely good song and no one understand the use of streamers. Nice effort, to be fair, but it’s not a song for Eurovision but for a Bavarian beerfest!
Sweden: Undo sung by Sanna Nielsen: after the first break of the night Sanna Nielsen gives indeed an amazing performance on stage which looks perfect for her. The Miley Cirus copycat song seems it might work well for her but still have the little devil inside me saying that she might the 2014 Kate Ryan.
France: Moustache sung by Twin Twin: a true party in the arena and a true festivalic atmosphere. OK they will not win but for sure they made all Europe dance
Russia: Shine sung by Tolmachevy Sisters: big booing in the arena as in the flag parade before and after the performance. OK I disagree with Putin and Russia but the twins shouldn’t pay for it. A mystic fairytale is taking place in an impressive stage presentation with the twins playing a mirror game. Will they shine in to – internationally negative – darkness? Interesting to see OGAE Belarus guys at press center booing Russia! Would love to see Lukashenko’s reaction!
Italy: La Mia Città sung by Emma: The song is interesting and it’s impressive to see a rock female artist on stage, agressive and confident but the outfit? Too much for nothing and definitely kitsch! In any case a good Italian entry but not a winning one!
Slovenia: Round And Round sung by Tinkara Kovač: when it comes to this song I bring back memories from media and press members laughing with this entry before the semifinal saying “it will never go through” and now they praise the song. In any case, it’s a good tune but not the best in its semifinal to go through. Slovenia could do better and this will not do much tonight in the scoreboard.
Finland: Something Better sung by Softengine: A song that originally hated and ignored and ultimately loved. Pure concert performance and a great camera work for Finland, well done Softengine!
Spain: Dancing In The Rain sung by Ruth Lorenzo: thisone came 2nd (very closely to Austria) in our Europrediction. Yes it’s true Ruth Lorenzo can finally be the entrant who makes all Spanish and Catalan nations happy and proud. She delivers the song perfectly, the arena goes frantic and Spain can do the MIRACLE!
Switzerland: Hunter Of Stars sung by Sebalter: the sexy Swiss singer with the best smile in Eurovision 2014 gives a happy performance and Switzerland might score high tonight! Watch it out
Hungary: Running sung by András Kállay-Saunders: this guy can bring us to Budapest. Everyone’s and my personal, darkhorse of Eurovision 2014. For the first time a hunk, with messge song can actually work for that country. Oh and I would love to go to the beautiful Budapest!
Malta:Coming Home sung by Firelight: It’s an interesting song, not the one I would choose for Malta (but anyway I am not Maltese to have a say on that) but after seen all the impressive performances, seeing this might not mean anything. Firelight are doing the best they can and defend their song with confidence and good vocals, but… nothing more!
Denmark: Cliche Love Song sung by Basim: it’s the host country and it can actually WIN. But Denmark doesn’t deserve to win – their logistics to press and media are unforgivably bad! Basim though makes everyone dancing in the arena and at the press center. His scuba di bi da is brainwashing you all over. Ladies and gentlemen the HOST COUNTRY!
Netherlands: Calm After The Storm sung by The Common Linnets: first the press conference and then the hostess (!) announces The Netherlands as next act. Well the interesting is that I personally think this is not a song for Eurovision but fans and bookies totally disagree. It’s a hot favourite for some! We’ll see! Remember though in 2001 contest 2nd place was for Denmark with a country song as well! Huge applause in the arena and press center!!!
San Marino: Maybe (Forse) sung by Valentina Monetta: Maybe she will end up last (I hope) but too much drama and too much facial reaction from Valentina is something I really dislike. Anyway she delivers the song as good as she can and Ralph Siegel is for the first time on stage with her. It’s San – Valentina – Marino entry!
United Kingdom: Children Of The Universe sung by Molly: Last but not least the United Kingdom who’s a darkhorse since they released their entry. I disagree with the kitsch outfit but Molly can bring the contest back to the UK. Copenhagen today was full of Brits coming the very last minute to support the potential winner. It can happen you know!!!