…and by this post, we end our live blog…
stay tuned as tomorrow we will kick off live with the latest news from delegations and backstage from the Eurovision bubble…
Goodnight all, Goodmorning Australia!
The mock voting which is actually an attribution of points to all countries had a fake winner, Norway for the jury and Norway by the public. The overall mock winner is Norway.
Albania – Andri Xhahu
Austria – Philipp Hansa
Azerbaijan – Ell & Nikki
Belgium – Danira Boukhriss
Croatia – Ivan Dorian Molnar
Cyprus – Loukas Hamatsos
Czech Republic – Taťána Kuchařová
Denmark – Tina Müller
Estonia – Sissi
Finland – Katri Norrlin
France – Carla
Georgia – Oto Nemsadze
Germany – Barbara Schöneberger
Greece – Manolis Gkinis
Iceland – Hannes Óli Ágústsson
Ireland – Ryan O’Shaughnessy
Israel – Lucy Ayoub
Italy – Carolina Di Domenico
Latvia – Aminata Savadogo
Lithuania – Andrius Mamontovas
Malta – Stephanie Spiteri
Moldova – Epic Sax Guy
Netherlands – Romy Monteiro
North Macedonia – Vane Markoski
Norway – Silje Skjemstad Cruz
Poland – Ida Nowakowska
Portugal – Elisa
Romania – Cătălina Ponor
Russia – Polina Gagarina
San Marino – Monica Fabbri
Serbia – Dragana Kosjerina
Slovenia – Lorella Flego
Spain – Nieves Álvarez
Sweden – Carola
Switzerland – Angélique Beldner
Ukraine – Tayanna
United Kingdom – Amanda Holden
CAST YOUR VOTES 🗳
Following the Duncan Laurence performance with two songs, the voting lines will close at this timeframe. Hopefully, we will begin with the jury voting first. A special countdown formed by dancers is presented.
THE ROOFTOP PARTY
Wonderful Eurovision winner song remixes starting with Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden 2015), using the same animation we saw with the kid and the balloon back in Vienna. Next is TEACH-IN, the 1975 Dutch winners who are aged a lot but no one really cares as their song is one of the Eurovision fandom beloved tunes. Sandra Kim applied with a fake age in Eurovision 1986, she won it and since then she became Belgium’s sweetheart, a title which continues up to today! One of the 1969 winners, Lenny Kuhr is next still without her original guitar (long story which you can read here) is next. Let’s go to Greece now, as Helena Paparizou is playing her Lyra-act just like she did in Kyiv back in 2005 when she gave to her homeland the very first Eurovision (and the only one to date). Finally, Lordi present their 2006 Eurovision winner entry and the rooftop gets on fire with their act and pyros!
WHAT WE SAW NEXT
- The first recap of the participating entries
- Duncan Laurence will perform two songs before one of the most popular DJs in the world, Afrojack, together with Glennis Grace, Wulf and a classical orchestra consisting of young talent take part in the act “Music Binds Us”.
- The hosts announce 75 million calps vai EUROVISION APP in the two semi-finals
- A shorter recap of the 26 participating entries follows.
- By the way, in both recaps (for the jury voting) the Moldovan clip is with the awful struggle! #Doomed
- Inside the arena, our friends report Ukraine had the top audience reaction after the shot country, The Netherlands, which is the natural thing to do, anyway…
- Nikki Tutorial is presenting now tips for the spokespersons and how the participants can stay alert.
- A video with the work behind building the entire production is aired now.
- The next video is that with Edsilia meeting on a car ride with various Eurovision winners in the past year while preparing for Eurovision 2020.
- The next video is about the history of Eurovision with footage and explaining info of how the contest transformed from 1956 to date.
- A last short recap of the participating entries is aired now…
THE ORDER OR VOTING COUNTRIES
Israel, Poland, San Marino, Albania, Malta, Estonia, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Norway, Spain, Austria, United Kingdom, Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Latvia, Ireland, Moldova, Serbia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Belgium, a short break and then Germany, Australia, Finland, Portugal, Ukraine, Iceland, Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Lithuania, Denmark, Russia, France, Sweden, The Netherlands.
🇸🇪 Sweden / Tusse – Voices: No surprise as Sweden gets once again an amazing running order spot. Tusse was the big revelation back in Melodifestivalen with almost everyone predicting his Eurovision win. Now, he will struggle big time to convince juries and the public to get him in the top ten (in the best scenario). But, if you see his performance, you cannot see anything but perfection, to be honest. It’s just like Greece. Good entry, good presentation but it’s not their year! Especially presented between the top favourite (Italy) and the Twitter viral San Marino…
🇸🇲San Marino / Senhit – Adrenalina: Out of the blue, Senhit gets FLO RIDA prestige (no matter how to-date he is as an artist and in terms of popularity in Europe) but Senhit will finally give SAN MARINO the boost in the scoreboard they wanted so many years (with all this trash we have heard in the past).
🇳🇱 The Netherlands / Jeangu Macrooy – Birth of a New Age: It’s the shot country, the arena goes crazy with this one, but we all suspect its scoreboard fate. Nevertheless, Jeangu and his twin brother are truly enjoying this performance, making the Dutch proud…
🇮🇹 Italy / Måneskin – Zitti E Buoni: Ladies and gentlemen, let’s cheer Damiano and Måneskin in their amazing alternative rock performance, true fashion icons, a sexy leader singer and hmmm… I can start saying it… the 2021 Eurovision winners (?)
One more short break and ready to move on…
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan / Efendi – Mata Hari: From true music (France) to the ethnic kitsch of Efendi, a song that seems to have bipolar nature as it tries to be CLEOPATRA (2020) and MATA HARI (2021) at the same time. In the semi-finals, it was effective and provocative enough to intrigue the viewers. Now, after listening to masterpieces before, this one sounds poor. But Efendi will be comforted as she will pass through TIX who’s next on stage. Coincidence or a diabolic choice by the producers of the show?
🇳🇴 Norway / TIX – Fallen Angel: When you have double things in the contest (Italy and Finland) there can be one winner and both acts will not score well. This is the case with Norway, the demonic and angelic performance of which definitely shadows the Cypriot LADY GAGA copycat and will definitely score better, especially appearing at #22. Vocally the performance is what the song needs, TIX is in his own world and no one minds that…
🇺🇦 Ukraine / Go_A – Shum: And then we have this act, which by its sound and performance overshadows any previous entries. A unique and original ethnic tune with a complete modern electro-pop taste that you cannot ignore. Are we going back to Ukraine in 2022? No, definitely not, but this can score big time, somehow… After all, mama-Russia needs a lesson (?)…
🇫🇷 France / Barbara Pravi – Voilà: From an amazing ethnic tune to a superb retro performance of our 2021 Edith Piaf. Barbara Pravi, with origins from Serbia, and composer of the JESC winner song, is gonna give a hell of a fight to bring the trophy to Paris, marking the only country hosting both ESC and JESC at the same season-year. Lovers of French movies, French music and the French language will definitely vote it – at least 20 times each… You all nice that with a big light in the back and some graphics on the floor, Barbara actually cancels the entire huge stage…
🇧🇬 Bulgaria / Victoria – Growing Up is Getting Old: From hardcore to softness with Victoria’s dad story in the epicentre of the performance. Sentimental enough with an epic stage presentation but will it make Europe vote for it? After all, if you exclude the cinematic presentation on TV, the song is nothing special as a tune…
🇱🇹 Lithuania / The Roop – Discoteque: Disco time and fingers pointing to E-uro V-sion word.. People love it. People can actually vote for it, after all, #18 is a good one for a trophy!
One more break with Edsilia speaking from the booths. Specifically, she is in the Danish and Russian booth tonight…
🇲🇩 Moldova / Natalia Gordienko – SUGAR: Will she finally give the high note and make daddy-Philip proud? A powerful act with maybe a bad structure of having a music chorus instead of a performing one. The high note COMPLETELY KILLED I thought someone actually killed the singer on stage… But still the betting odds predict Natalia for the 22nd position of the final. A complete disaster performance for Natalia and the Kontopoulos and Kirkorov project…
🇩🇪 Germany / Jendrik – I Don’t Feel Hate: This simple, ordinary and not in the spotlight entry, comes after the cat struggle and gives the competition a positive, optimistic and dance feeling to a viewer like me. Somehow this can score something but overall all Germany needs is to rank above #24 to have a recent record on the scoreboard.
🇫🇮 Finland / Blind Channel – Dark Side: So after the implied middle finger of Germany we proceed to the red-painted middle finger… Whoever gets it, gets it! A true metal song, this is the genre of the song anyway which will definitely be compared with Italy’s alternative rock entry and we will see who’s the winner! (Although come on, we all know the answer). The arena goes frantic with this one, as they all dance to it and cheers with huge applause and voices.