Yet again, Eurovision proved to be wild, weird and wonderful. Performances included a giant protecting a singer, a man doing interpretive dance in a box, glitter, sopranos, over the top costumes and lots more.
All 26 countries have now performed their songs and it’s time for the votes to be tallied. Who will get douze points and will anyone have the misfortune of getting nil point?
Just in case you missed it, and while we wait for the votes to come in, here are my top 5 performances of the night.
1. Greece – Alcohol is Free.
Loved this performance and the fact that it was one of the few countries to sing some of the song in it’s own language. If Greece wins, could you imagine the big party in 2014?! Free alcohol and lots of dance – OPA!
2. Denmark – Only Teardrops
Emmelie de Forrest has such a haunting/enchanting voice and love the actual tune. This voice and pop tune should not work but it does and the result is a catchy song that could turn Emmelie into a world wide star!
3. Ireland – Only Love Survives
This is Ireland’s best Eurovision entry in a while. Great song and loved the staging – from the celtic background to the fabulous bodhran players. I’d be very surprised if this doesn’t make the top 5!
4. Italy – L’Essenziale
This was very simple but very beautiful. From Marco Mengoni himself, to the way he sang the song.
5. Romania – It’s My Life
This isn’t getting a mention because it was a fab song, this gets a mention for the strangest performance of the night. Words do not do this justice, you just have to check this out for yourself.
In under an hour’s time the 2013 Eurovision winner will be announced.