Uffffhhh, what a night! Another amazing show from Copenhagen is over. And as a result we now now all the 26 candidates of the grand final on Saturday! Next to the Big Five and host country Denmark as well as the ten countries that qualified in semi-final 1 on Tuesday, Austria, Belarus, Finland, Greece, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, and Switzerland have also made it.
The ladies where too aggressive
It’s not quite a surprise that Lithuania, Israel, and Macedonia didn’t make it through the semi-final as all their performances where surrounded by a pretty aggressive atmosphere. It’s understandable that the audience didn’t want to go to the sky with Tijana, pay attention to Vilija or even beat from the same heart as Mei Finegold. Besides them, Georgia and Ireland didn’t get enough votes to go to the final. While The Shin & Mariko looked and sounded like a bunch of Hippies on stage that brought their sky diver, Kasey Smith appeared more as a Persian goddess to which the celtic background dancers in the background didn’t quite fit.
The Wiener Wurst Won Us All Over
Most of tonight’s act deserved to go to the final: First of all, Carl Espen from Norway who’s performance was so emotional that you couldn’t help but fall in love with him. One of the greatest voices of the ESC 2014 is owned by Conchita Wurst who really did rise like a phoenix tonight. Dressed in gold with fire behind her she swept the audience off their feet. Even host Lise Rønne was head over heels and already presented the idea to record an album together: “The Wiener Takes It All” it should be called. Conchita seems to be on a good way to really do take it all. Another great performance came from Malta who convince with an authentic performance and a catchy song. One act that probably didn’t convince with its song is Poland. The Slavic Girls had other argument that they showed upfront – everything their mothers gave them. It’s questionable, though, why the audience voted for Slovenia. Maybe they were hypnotised by the moving circles on the stage’s floor. Not very hypnotising but rather creepy was the Romanian performance. Probably the “loving” hug, one second on the circular piano and the mainstream music made people vote for Paula Seling & OVI. Creepy was also Sebalter’s permanent grinning which just can’t be natural. The Swiss song however is cool and catchy. Cool were also the suits from Belarus. Teo’s song though wasn’t the best cheesecake one could have. With a mixture of wannabe gangsta hip-hop, Balkan beat an a trampoline, Greece won over the audience. The Finish band Softengine on the contrary rocked the Eurovision stage – despite their young age they did a good job.
They Come From A Land Down Under
A special surprise was the participation of Australia. As huge Eurovision fans they finally got to take part themselves and send us singer Jessica Mauboy who spread the “Sea of Flags” all over the world. The crazy Aussis even stayed awake at 6:23 a.m. to be part of this live. Another lovely surprise was the Eurovision dance of visitor’s from all over Europe – from kindergarden age to amazing 86 years! Except for a snake man who looked like he broke all his bones, the show was very cute to view. Besides some weird Eurovision records like the most licks – Johnny Logan, but who wants to know that, seriously?! – the second semi-final was just as entertaining as the first one and raises the anticipation for the grand final even higher!