UPDATES ON SWEDEN, FINLAND, LATVIA
RIGA, LATVIA – Latvian national broadcaster announced today that the country will accept international votes through web voting this year although their national final is made totally of Latvian artists and authors. You can vote for the songs for Eurovision 2014 here and you can listen to the songs here.
MALMÖ, SWEDEN – The second rehearsal (dress rehearsal) with audience took place tonight in Malmoe. While first semifinal betting odds are unchanged it was clear that Helena Paparizou and Linus Svenning were the best. On the other hand YOHIO’s entry left bitter feelings to almost all international fans as his entry doesn’t seem to be appealing enough. Tonight we also saw the dress of Eurovision 2005 winner, Helena Paparizou, which is black with a see-through ending!
HELSINKI, FINLAND – Mikko Pohjola isn’t just a pretty face. He’s a talented singer and WiwiBloggs readers’ favourite to win the final of #umk14 in Finland. Over the past five days y’all have cast a total of 637 votes for your favourite contestants in Finland. Mr Pohjola won the poll with more than 21% of all votes. We know he has won fans for his dashing good looks, but we’re also fairly certain he won the poll because of his strong song. “Sängyn Reunalla” (On the edge of the bed) may only last three minutes, but it takes us on a real journey. It carries a lot of emotion and you don’t have to speak Finnish to understand that. Mikko also placed first with the Wiwi Jury, our in-house panel of music unprofessionals.