Eurovision 2013

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Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest expressing her victory in 2013 Eurovision Song Contest [Source: http://www.smh.com.au ]

The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual singing competition held among many of the active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries’ songs to determine the most popular song in the competition. The contest has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956 and is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and 600 million internationally, Eurovision has also been broadcast outside Europe to such places as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela despite the fact that they do not compete. [Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest]

The performance was watched by an estimated international audience of 120 million this year. Here are some pics from the event.

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Full results for 2013:

  1. Denmark: Emmelie de Forest, Only Teardrops – 281 points
  2. Azerbaijan: Farid Mammadov, Hold Me – 234 points
  3. Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich, Gravity – 214 points
  4. Norway: Margaret Berger, I Feed You My Love – 191 points
  5. Russia: Dina Garipova, What If – 174 points
  6. Greece: Koza Mostra feat. Agathon Iakovidis, Alcohol Is Free – 152 points
  7. Italy: Marco Mengoni, L’Essenziale – 126 points
  8. Malta: Gianluca, Tomorrow – 120 points
  9. Netherlands: Anouk, Birds – 114 points
  10. Hungary: ByeAlex, Kedvesem – 84 points
  11. Moldova: Aliona Moon, O mie – 71 points
  12. Belgium: Roberto Bellarosa, Love Kills – 71 points
  13. Romania: Cezar, It’s My Life – 65 points
  14. Sweden: Robin Stjernberg, You – 62 points
  15. Georgia: Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani, Waterfall – 50 points
  16. Belarus: Alyona Lanskaya, Solayoh – 48 points
  17. Iceland: Eythor Ingi, Eg a lif – 47 points
  18. Armenia: Dorians, Lonely Planet – 41 points
  19. UK: Bonnie Tyler, Believe In Me – 23 points
  20. Estonia: Birgit, Et uus saaks alguse – 19 points
  21. Germany: Cascada, Glorious – 18 points
  22. Lithuania: Andrius Pojavis, Something – 17 points
  23. France: Amandine Bourgeois, L’enfer et moi – 14 points
  24. Finland: Krista Siegfrids, Marry Me – 13 points
  25. Spain: ESDM, Contigo hasta el final – 8 points
  26. Ireland: Ryan Dolan, Only Love Survives – 5 points

Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/eurovision-2013-results-bonnie-tyler-1897827

Link to the site for Eurovision: http://www.eurovision.tv/page/timeline
 
 
 
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14 comments on “Eurovision 2013

    • true..I loved the whole contest theme and enjoyed the performances so much..it’s one of my fav after ‘So you think you can dance’ as dancing shows are my first choice 🙂 Thanks for commenting here my dear friend..have a lovely day ahead!

  1. Not a fan as quite often not the best act wins. The voting is highly influenced by culturalism, nationalism and regionalism. Neighbouring countries giving each top scores. Only heard ssnippets this year, but liked the Netherlands. The artist is actually a well-established multiple award winning rock singer. Check out her breakthrough single from about 15 years ago to give uou an idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRJGucNE27k

    • wow…this singer is so much talented..not sure how I missed the performance on TV for this one…but loved it really 🙂 Thanks a lot for sharing dear…also I think I like it because of the theme it provides and the spirit of participation that brings so many countries together in a creative way..

  2. Eurovision has come a long way from when I used to watch it in the early 90’s. I remember when the germination of Riverdance came from the song contest. Now, it’s such a great spectacle. Looks incredible, really!

    • Wow…so lovely to hear from you here…I have never really known this for that long ..just recently since I have started travelling I guess I have been much more interested to learn and know more about different festivals and contests like this..and you know what I am loving it now 🙂

    • Hehehe..I totally understand that 😉 And I just love the way people get excited about the whole theme of this and feel so patriotic during this event really 🙂

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