May 11, 2014

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 - Second semi final

Australians LOVE the Eurovision Song Contest. This year, we even performed at it...which induced a multitude of cultural cringes.

As I don't have a television this year, I have been watching online, which means I miss out on the fun of chatting with others about the slightly delayed broadcast on SBS. Listening to Eurovision is not the same as watching it SBS. Get your act together for next year: live visual broadcast with Sam and Julia commentary please!

My pick to win this year's contest is Conchita. Some ask "Is it a man in a dress or a woman with a beard?" I don't really care, I just know this Austrian contestant is Eurovision's Shirley Bassey and her song could easily become a Bond theme.


Kudos to Poland for lifting the profile of their country's ... assets. This was the most tweeted about performance after Conchita's. Seems a lot of men really like watching women churn butter. Not sure why...


Here's the line-up for the finals today:

1. Ukraine: Tick-Tock sung by Mariya Yaremchuk
2. Belarus: Cheesecake sung by Teo
3. Azerbaijan: Start A Fire sung by Dilara Kazimova
4. Iceland: No Prejudice sung by Pollapönk
5. Norway: Silent Storm sung by Carl Espen
6. Romania: Miracle sung by Paula Selling and OVI
7. Armenia: Not Alone sung by Aram MP3
8. Montenegro: Moj Svijet sung by Sergej Ćetković
9. Poland: My Slowianie sung by Donatan and Cleo
10. Greece: Rise Up sung by Freaky Fortune feat. Riskykidd
11. Austria: Rise Like A Phoenix sung by Conchita Wurst
12. Germany: Is It Right? sung by Elaiza
13. Sweden: Undo sung by Sanna Nielsen
14. France: Moustache sung by Twin Twin
15. Russia: Shine sung by Tolmachevy Sisters
16. Italy: La Mia Città sung by Emma
17. Slovenia: Round And Round sung by Tinkara Kovač
18. Finland: Something Better sung by Softengine
19. Spain: Dancing In The Rain sung by Ruth Lorenzo
20. Switzerland: Hunter Of Stars sung by Sebalter
21. Hungary: Running sung by András Kállay-Saunders
22. Malta:Coming Home sung by Firelight
23. Denmark: Cliche Love Song sung by Basim
24. Netherlands: Calm After The Storm sung by The Common Linnets
25. San Marino: Maybe (Forse) sung by Valentina Monetta
26. United Kingdom: Children Of The Universe sung by Molly


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Who's your pick to win?