Austria va găzdui ediția viitoare a Eurovisionului, după ce aseară Conchita Wurst – aka Tom Neuwirth – a câștigat concursul cu piesa „Rise Like A Phoenix” (290 de puncte). Austria nu a mai câștigat Eurovision Song Contest din 1967.
România s-a clasat pe locul 10 cu 72 de puncte, la egalitate cu Finlanda.
Iată punctele primite de noi:
Azerbaijan 6 pct
Malta 8 pct
Macedonia 4 pct
Belarus 1 pct
Israel 8 pct
Portugal 1 pct
Norway 4 pct
Moldova 12 pct
Ireland 2 pct
Austria 8 pct
Spain 8 pct
Belgium 5 pct
Italy 5 pct
1) Austria: Conchita Wurst, Rise Like a Phoenix – 290 points
2) The Netherlands: The Common Linnets, Calm After The Storm – 238 points
3) Sweden: Sanna Nielsen, Undo – 218 points
4) Armenia: Aram MP3, Not Alone – 174 points
5) Hungary: Andras Kallay-Saunders, Running – 143 points
6) Ukraine: Mariya Yaremchuk, Tick – Tock – 113 points
7) Russia: Tolmachevy Sisters, Shine – 89 points
8) Norway: Carl Espen, Silent Storm – 88 points
9) Denmark: Basim, Cliche Love Song – 74 points
9) Spain: Ruth Lorenzo, Dancing In the Rain – 74 points
10) Finland: Softengine, Something Better – 72 points
10) Romania: Paula Seling & OVI, Miracle – 72 points
11) Switzerland: Sebalter, Hunter Of Stars – 64 points
12) Poland: Donatan & Cleo, My Slowianie – We Are Slavic – 62 points
13) Iceland: Pollaponk, No Prejudice – 58 points
14) Belarus: Teo, Cheesecake – 43 points
15) United Kingdom: Molly Smitten-Downes, Children of the Universe – 40 points
16) Germany: Elaiza, Is it Right – 39 points
17) Montenegro: Sergej Cetkovic, Moj Svijet – 37 points
18) Greece: Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd, Rise Up – 35 points
19) Italy: Emma, La Mia Citta – 33 points
19) Azerbaijan: Dilara Kazimova, Start a Fire – 33 points
20) Malta: Firelight, Coming Home – 32 points
21) San Marino: Valentina Monetta, Maybe (Forse) – 14 points
22) Slovenia: Tinkara Kovac – 9 points
23) France: TWIN TWIN, Moustache – 2 points
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REZULTATELE DIN PRIMA SEMI-FINALĂ:
REZULTATELE DIN A DOUA SEMI-FINALĂ (România a fost pe locul 2 cu 125 puncte):
Mai jos puteți citi primele comentarii apărute în presa britanică:
În momentul în care România a anunțat punctele: Romania! Land of inexplicably illuminated EVERYTHING! Hungary are now winning. Was that the song about child abuse? Europe, what is it with you?
Despre prestația lui Molly:
Finally, it’s us! And this year we’re not coming in the form of Englebert Humperdinck or Bonnie Tyler! We’re young! We’re fresh! We’re… we’re sort of a little bit generic and probably won’t do especially well at Eurovision as a result. But we’re performing last, so at least people will actually remember that we’re in Eurovision this year, right? That’s how it works, isn’t it? Right?
Time for ROMANIA to make a flag with some explosives next to a lake. So far, all of these videos have looked like Match.com adverts. Not a compliment, by the way. Oh, how fantastic. A boy/girl duet. And, in true Eurovision tradition, there is almost zero chemistry between them. More importantly, though, what are they singing about? Something’s a miracle, but I don’t think they’ve said what yet. Maybe they’re talking about how the male singer has managed to balance a thimbleful of hair on top of his head like that. That seems vaguely miraculous, doesn’t it?
This performance is also notable for a man playing a piano that loops around him in a giant circle. It strikes me that if another entry had rotated the piano by just five degrees, this song would turn into a hilarious off-key Les Dawson parody of itself. But nobody did. This is why I should do Eurovision next year.
The Guardian acordă un spațiu important acestui festival. Stuart Heritage a comentat câteva dintre piesele din concurs, împărțindu-le pe categorii:
The notable outliers:
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Tot în The Guardian a fost publicat și un ghid al neinițiatului în tainele Eurovision. Iată un scurt citat:
To an outsider, Eurovision’s mix of Spanish power ballads, Montenegrin rap, Serbian turbo-folk and Romanian opera (to name just a few genres you may see in any given year) may seem inscrutable. But therein lies its curious genius. For almost 60 years, the contest has celebrated continental culture in all its glorious diversity, as well as proving a launchpad for talents as diverse as Abba, Celine Dion and Serge Gainsbourg.
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Un alt articol interesant publicat în The Guardian, se numește How to learn to love Eurovision: laugh at foreigners, unite, laugh some more. Aici sunt analizate, printre altele, textele pieselor din acest an:
They found out that this bias tends to be positive, and that countries tend to favour contestants with which they have strong cultural, geographic, historical or migration-based links.
Cyprus is the most loyal and least fair country.
They have given their maximum points to Greece on 11 occasions out of 12. Cyprus is also Greece’s favourite, but the Greek are less loyal, having given them full marks only 6 out of a possible 13 times.
Tiny Andorra are also very likely to give maximum points to Spain: they’ve done that 5 out of 6 times. These two countries form what is known as the „Pyrenean Axis”. Unfortunately Andorra’s affection for Spain isn’t reciprocated: the Spanish have never given them 12 points.
Countries in the „Balkan Bloc” tend to have very cozy relationships.
Moldova give neighbouring Romania maximum points 75% of the time: they have given them 12 points on six out of eight occasions. Romania have reciprocated – giving them 7 out of 13 possible maximums.
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