Eurovision 2013 – My Favourite Performances of the Night

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.

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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