The running order for the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 is all set. You might ask yourself what the creators of the show were thinking when deciding who’s gonna perform when. Aspecially when you look at the two starting entries – Ukraine and Belarus. On the one hand, their songs are vivid and able to get the audience in the mood for the show easily. But on the other hand, if you look at it in a musical kind of way, those two entries are by far not one of the best – so maybe they were put first so that the audience can forget about them quickly.
Diversified running order
In general, there is a good mixture of styles of music throughout the running order of the final. Ballads and more upbeat song alternate quite steadily. In the end, though, there are gonna be a lot of “folk songs” – Switzerland, Malta, the Netherlands – almost directly follow each other. This might become a little monotonous for the viewer.
Big Five and Denmark on stage for rehearsals
All the finalists had another rehearsals before the grand show. There were also the Big Five and Denmark included. Basím and his dancing crew seem to have stolen the Belarusan suits for their performance and some dance moves as well. Ruth Lorenzo counts on her voice and the power of her ballad and performs without an excessive show and dance choreography – just as the other ballad queens in the final from Austria, Azerbaijan, and Sweden do. Italy and the United Kingdom, however, present pop/rock songs do have a little more action on stage. Let’s just hope the action is not gonna take over and they won’t get as aggressive as the ladies that had to leave us in the semi-finals already. The German girls from Elaiza do not seem to have any anger issues whatsoever and are gonna show us an authentic and positive performance on stage. Very positive appear also the guys from TwinTwin to be. They jump across the stage and spread good mood – even without the moustache.