The Eurovision semi-finals are finished, over and done. Here is the list of qualifiers for tonight’s grand finals..
Here are some highlights from the last two night’s shenanigans…
Semi-Final 1 was a bit of a ballad-a-thon, which is always a bit disappointing. There were some highlights though. Montenegro didn’t let me down. Space suits and plastic wings, because after all, it’s Eurovision!
Unfortunately they didn’t make the finals. For shame!
Another highlight was the entry from Moldova. If you watch this girl’s sparkly dress, there’s a surprise at the end (hint – she’s channeling Daryl Hannah)
But my pick of semi-final 1 is of course the wonderful Emmelie De Forest with ‘Only Teardrops’. She is my pick for the winner this year. The song is epic, she is gorgeous, bring it home Denmark!!
I’ll dry your tear drops!
Semi-Final 2 was where Eurovision came in to it’s own this year. Within the first three songs we had what was arguably the first stage dive in Eurovision history, a keytar, and a giant, red, yodelling woman, all to a techno beat!
now we’re talking! Fancy a bit of yodeling?
Yes, my very red friend, sing it to me!
The biggest hightlight for me was Krista from Finland. If you recall my previous Eurovision recaps, I had Krista down for best accent fail. As it turns out, she is better than I thought. In a dramatic ending to what started out as a slap in the face for the feminist movement, Krista advocates for same-sex marriage and kisses a girl on stage. It’s a pretty lame kiss, but we’ll let her have it. I may just be voting Finland tonight instead of Denmark. The jury is still out
Go Krista! (and for the record she’s singing “for you”, just wanted to clear that up!)
Another highlight from Semi-final 2 was Cezar from Romania with ‘It’s My Life’. The genre has been lovingly labelled ‘Popera’. Just to clarify, he does want to paint his world in poo, and if you watch, here’s another tribute to Darryl Hannah (evidently dress extensions are a thing this year)
And guess what? He made it through to the finals! But you knew that from studying the table at the top of this post right?
The final highlight for the night came from Albania in the form of ejaculating guitars
Because every guitar is better with sparkles!
I am pumped for tonight’s finals. I can’t decide whether to swoosh my pom poms for Krista or Emmelie, but either way, poms poms will be a-swooshing! Follow me on twitter to catch me tweeting stuff (@skweego). Have a great night!