The annnual Eurovision Song Contest took place on Saturday 18th May 2013 from Malmo Sweden. It was intoduced by comedienne Petra Mede and started with a flag ceremony to prolong the agony..erm I mean give it a bit of grandeur, meanwhile masochists (and those with a red button) could also sing along. This year went from the almost good to the ridiculous – The French entrant looked like Courtney Love. Meanwhile Lithuanian entrant Andrius Pojavis looked like he forgot to shave – Scruffy devil. Moldovan entrant Aliona Moon looks like she is being burnt at the stake, and sounded like it too. Finland’s entry was a catchy number which caused controversy because two girls kiss at the end. Spain’s song was called With you until the end, (which is more than you can say about me watching Eurovision.) Roberto Bellarosa was the youngst competitor this year and his song is quite catchy. Birgit from Estonia meanwhile sung a ballad and Belarussian Alyona Lanskaya’s song Soleyo reminds me of kiss kiss by Holly Valance. The song Tomorrow by Gianluca from Malta sounds quite folky, while Russia’s song had quite an upeat message, Germany’s entry was a bit of upbeat Eurohouse courtesy of Cascada while Armenia’s song Lonely Planet was a power ballad.
Anouk from the Netherlands was next singing A really boring song entitled Birds, while Romanian Cezar was hilarious for all the wrong reasons and sounded like he was in pain, Bonnie Tyler was up next singing her power ballad Believe in Me (which probably won’t win). Then Sweden were next singing an upbeat numbercalled You, while Hungary’s entrant performed an upbeat folky number, Denmark’s entrant by Emilie de Forest was next with a very catchy song called Only Teardrops. Iceland’s song was a ballad whose title translates as I have life, Azerbaijan’s entrant was an emotional power ballad which started off with a chap in a clear perspex box while Greece’s song was an enthusiastic traditional souunding Greek song called Alcahol is Free. Ukraine was another slice of Euro House while Italy’s song was another ballad although singer Marco Mengoni looked very smart, Norway were up next with a dramatic sounding song called I feed you my love, which reminded me of t.A.T.u while Georgia’s song Waterfall was another power ballad which started quietly before getting more dramatic. Last but not least was Ireland’s entrant which was another .upbeat pop song with flourishes of Irish Folk Music occasionally.
- France: Amandine Bourgeois – L’enfer Et Moi
- Lithuania: Andrius Pojavis – Something
- Moldova: Aliona Moon – O Mie
- Finland: Krista Siegfrids – Marry Me6
- Spain ESDM – Contigo Hasta El Final (With You Until The End)
- Belgium: Roberto Bellarosa – Love Kills
- Estonia: Birgit – Et Uus Saaks Alguse
- Belarus: Alyona Lanskaya – Solayoh
- Malta: Gianluca – Tomorrow
- Russia: Dina Garipova – What If
- Germany: Cascada – Glorious
- Armenia: Dorians – Lonely Planet
- The Netherlands: Anouk – Birds
- Romania: Cezar – It’s My Life
- United Kingdom: Bonnie Tyler – Believe In Me
- Sweden: Robin Stjernberg – You
- Hungary: ByeAlex – Kedvesem (Zoohacker Remix)
- Denmark: Emmelie de Forest – Only Teardrops
- Iceland: Eythor Ingi – Ég Á Líf
- Azerbaijan: Farid Mammadov – Hold Me
- Greece: Koza Mostra feat. Agathon Iakovidis – Alcohol Is Free
- Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich – Gravity
- Italy: Marco Mengoni – L’Essenziale
- Norway: Margaret Berger – I Feed You My Love
- Georgia: Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani – Waterfall
- Ireland: Ryan Dolan – Only Love Survives
Danish singer Emmelie de Forest won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with her song Only Teardrops.The blonde, who sang in English, was crowned this year’s winner following the lengthy spectacle in Malmo, Sweden. She was accompanied by drummers for her winning song, she finished 7 points ahead of second place, Azerbaijan’s Farid Mammadov.In third place was Ukraine’s Zlata Ognevich with Gravity while Greece;s Koza Mostra feat. Agathon Iakovidis’s Alcohol Is Free ended up in sixth place. The UK’s entry Bonnie Tyler ended up in a disappointing 19th place and Ryan Dolan finished in last place. As always, politics and neighborliness proved to be a dominating factor for many of the votes.
Welsh singer Bonnie, who scored huge hits in the 1980s with Total Eclipse Of The Heart and Holding Out For A Hero, was the 15th act to perform on the night, which saw 26 acts take to the stage.Although she didn’t received many points, she did received a rapturous reception from the audience and ended up in 19th place, compared to last year’s 25th place. Bonnie’s placing comes after veteran singer Engelbert Humperdinck finished second last for the UK at last year’s ceremony. .One of the entries making waves on social networking site was Finland’s Krista Siegfrids who’ protested against a ban on gay marriage with her track Marry Me and in a bid to make a statement about her country’s ban on gay marriage, Krista shared a kiss with a blonde female at the climax of her song.Romania entry Cezar put on quite a flamboyant performance of his track It’s My Life.Wearing a bizarre, black outfit, he sang in an incredibly high falsetto while dancers moved around him dressed in nude underwear.Opening the show: France’s Amandine Bourgeois was first to perform, followed by Lithuania’s Andrius Pojavis while Belarus singer Alyona Lanskaya jumped out of a giant disco ball before bursting into song.