The Eurovision Song Contest 2013 is the 58th annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest is currently taking place in Malmö, Sweden
Qualified contestants are:
01 France French Amandine Bourgeois "L'enfer et moi" Hell and me
02 Lithuania English Andrius Pojavis "Something" —
03 Moldova Romanian Aliona Moon "O mie" A thousand
04 Finland English Krista Siegfrids "Marry Me" —
05 Spain Spanish ESDM "Contigo hasta el final" With you until the end
06 Belgium English Roberto Bellarosa "Love Kills" —
07 Estonia Estonian Birgit "Et uus saaks alguse" So there can be a new beginning
08 Belarus English Alyona Lanskaya "Solayoh" —
09 Malta English Gianluca "Tomorrow" —
10 Russia English Dina Garipova "What If" —
11 Germany English Cascada "Glorious" —
12 Armenia English Dorians "Lonely Planet" —
13 Netherlands English Anouk "Birds" —
14 Romania English Cezar "It's My Life" —
15 United Kingdom English Bonnie Tyler "Believe in Me" —
16 Sweden English Robin Stjernberg "You" —
17 Hungary Hungarian ByeAlex "Kedvesem" (Zoohacker Remix) My darling
18 Denmark English Emmelie de Forest "Only Teardrops" —
19 Iceland Icelandic Eythor Ingi "Ég á líf" I am alive
20 Azerbaijan English Farid Mammadov "Hold Me" —
21 Greece Greek1 Koza Mostra feat. Agathon Iakovidis "Alcohol Is Free" —
22 Ukraine English Zlata Ognevich "Gravity" —
23 Italy Italian Marco Mengoni "L'essenziale" The essential
24 Norway English Margaret Berger "I Feed You My Love" —
25 Georgia English Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani "Waterfall" —
26 Ireland English Ryan Dolan "Only Love Survives" —
Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5480 posts, RR: 34 Reply 1, posted (6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1778 times:
I reckon Denmark will walk it. Ireland will do well for a change, and could even be a winner if Denmark don't make it. We're certainly going for the gay vote this year with the half-naked drummers in leather trousers. Norway will do well to, and is also a possible winner.
Mortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3435 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1773 times:
Personally I don't understand why Denmark is so populare ... Sorry to my Danish friends ... But I don't see anything special about it. It's too regulare. We've heard and seen it all before ... On the other hand, Norway's song might just be too unusual piece for the contest. Not really alot of tradition of electronica Music in that competition ...
For sure. One of the strongest entries we've had for a while IMHO. Maybe Europe hasn't forgiven us for Dustin . . . or Jedward.
You really never know what way the voting will go. I wouldn't have rated Ukraine, but then I only heard it a couple of times. Some nice talent in the show for once: the Azeri lead singer, the bearded guitarist from Armenia, and there were a couple of handsome bearded guys in the Greek entry, but then you don't have to throw a stone far to hit a bit of talent in Greece!
Petra was superb! Loved her humour, and she carried the whole show off with fantastic confidence and professionalism. Loved the interval act where she sang the song sending-up Sweden. The Swedes add that nice zany touch, and don't take the contest too seriously. Surprising, really, considering that they practically own the contest at this stage.
Carrément! I thought that Petra was amazing. It was so refreshing to see just one presenter instead of the usual awkward duo, plus her "half-time" routine was brilliant. I can't say I was overly impressed with any of the music (but that's Eurovision for you!) It was also kind of refreshing to see a lack of political voting this year.
I secretly hope, though, that the UK has the balls to withdraw next year - I know that the big 5: UK, France, Germany; Spain, and Italy contribute the most money and are automatically qualified. I just don't see the point of spending BBC licence payers' money to help stage something we have no hope of winning.