LIVE FROM VIENNA: EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2015 GRAND FINAL
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – It’s the time of the year we’ve all been waiting for, the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest, live from Stadthalle in Vienna. After two exciting semi-finals, 27 countries are going to fight on stage tonight in order to succeed to the Queen of Eurovision, Conchita! About 10,000 spectators will attend the show, while nearly 200 million viewers are expected to watch it live in more than 45 countries. Once again the winner will be decided by a 50/50 combination of jury vote and televote in each of the 40 participants. ENJOY THE SHOW WITH US!
Pros: quite an original tune, good musical arrangements, great voice, simple though classy staging
Cons: being first in the line-up!
Pros: emotional performance, a true « chanson », beautiful staging especially the peace army, a true performer
Cons: far too soon in the running order to be remembered, a bit too classical for 2015
Pros: first up tempo song of the night, extremely contagious, professional but fun performance
Cons: can sound like a joke entry to some ears
Pros: soooo classy performance (even tears!), nice retro sound, nice staging, great lyrics and
Cons: once again, should have been sung later in the evening, some may think this lacks a climax
Pros: very original, first electro-charleston at Eurovision, contagious
Cons: quite messy performance (too many things and gimmicks on stage), rather repetitive
Pros: nice staging, great voices for a nice ensemble,
Cons: too much of an anthem, a bit too ceremonial, sounds like a track from a musical
Pros: lovely, cheerful, colourful performance, the kiss obviously
Cons: a bit childish maybe?
Pros: the incredible voice, the energy, the climax, Bojana’s charisma, the key change… this entry will be remembered
Cons: to similar to hera Björk, a typical Eurodance act, the staging is difficult to get, the Barbara Dex award to come?
Pros: very classy, especially after Serbia, very emotional, simplicity and nice voices for an astounding duo
Cons: a bit long before it reaches a climax maybe
Pros: pure Swedish perfection (staging, performance….), the singer’s charisma and look, a staging to be remembered
Cons: a not so original tune. can Sweden be too perfect? A bit mechanical…
Pros: A simple and really aesthetic background, a moving performance from a singer alone on stage, the black and white start (a classy touch), quiet entry after the Swedish typhoon
Cons: a very slow entry without a climax, a bit boring?
Pros: an up tempo track, good contagious vibes on stage, a real showman, nice “Stevie Wonder” voice
Cons: not such a nice staging, it’s Australia, and some may not vote for a non-European entrant
Pros: very modern and original, a great voice and a mature performance, simple but effective staging, nice choreography
Cons: a bit weird for Eurovision-schlager addicts
Pros: nice melody and nice voices, they are home
Cons: nothing to stand out, except a burning piano…
Pros: great great voice and performance, efficient and beautiful staging,
Cons: a not very original ballad, a bit too “Sanna Nielsen” in the staging, a lot of drama in the performance
Pros: the only “Balkan ballad” of the evening, can count on its Balkan neighbours, well-built entry
Cons: very montenegrin, may not reach a continental audience
Pros: quite groovy and sexy, nice staging for a modern entry, powerful voice
Cons: is Lena back?
Cons: a bit too pink, too romantic, too sweet, the song itself has nothing special, the archive picture (I still don’t see the need)
Pros: sooooo original, and what a PERFORMANCE! beautiful staging
Cons: the lack of melody at some points?
Pros: nice message in this song, flawless and moving performance, nice melody
Cons: nothing makes this stand out really
Pros: great memorable and powerful ct, the dress, the staging and the dancer
Cons: Edurne is not that great when she’s dancing on her own
Pros: nice melody and nice message, effective background
Cons: did this is over the border between sweet and boring?
Pros: tremendous charisma here, originality, powerful performance, nice staging
Cons: very very dark
Pros: really nice powerful voice, pleasant song
Cons: a weird and too dark staging, a bit over acting at some points, lots of drama
Pros: perfect performance, from A to Z, it’s nice, well performed, and it’s an incredible anthem!
Cons: a new version of Russia 2013? Half way through a Disney soundtrack and an Olympic official song… so a bit outdated for some people, and it’s Russia, not eurofans’ favourite country…
Pros: original, great placing in the running order, incredible voices and melody, cute entrants, classy staging, astounding track…
Cons: do I have to write anything?
THAT’S IT FOLKS: IT HAS TO BE ITALY WINNING THE ENTIRE THING, BUT WE WILL SEE. IT’S UP TO YOU – STAY TUNED FOR THE NEW POST WITH THE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT, THE RESULTS AND MANY MANY MORE