What a night! Austria won the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Conchita Wurst took over Emmelie de Forrest’s leadership and made it happen that for the first time since 1966, Austria is selected to host the contest. Though Conchita was definitely one of the favorites this year, it wasn’t sure at all who’s gonna win in the end. The decision was thrilling until quite far in the end of the show. Here are some of the show’s highlights:
Dancing, jumping – and yeah, also some singing
The show itself was pure entertainment – mostly due to the wonderful Danish presenters. With the opening act, when all the candidates went on stage, there was a lot of confetti thrown around in the hall, and luckily noone has to clean that because the old wharf building is not gonna be used afterwards again. Then the acts began. First of all Ukraine made a lot of use tfe the wind machine and brought her hamster with her again. As if this couldn’t have been worse enough as an opening, Belarus followed. Teo and his cheesecake guys shoud have attended ESC dance school before going on stage. This is also a good suggestion for the Romanian artists who’s choreography couldn’t have been any more unnatural. It really is a miracle that they made it to place 12. While the German performance was very authentic and the French one pink and jumpy, Italy came along with a female Caesar who presented her underpants for most of Europe. With the Slovenian entry the background singers got to the point concerning their role at the Eurovision Song Contest by singing “What are we doing? … Can you believe it?” next to her Beauty And The Beast-cast Tinkara. Ruth Lorenzo probably caught a cold today standing (and not really dancing) in the rain all that time. The very last entry of the night was done by another golden girl, Molly, who did a pretty good job and still only made it to place 17.
A sursprise for the commentators – Oh shit!
After all the contestants had done their job it was time to – for the first time in Eurovision history – thank the commentators from all the participating countries! In order to do that properly, their was confetti spread all over the BBC booth and then a row of fireworks spread right in front of all of them. German commentatr Peter Urban’s comment to that: “Oh shit! Die wollen uns umbringen!” To calm them down again they could enjoy a special version of Ode to Joy who’s floating singers on the top of white ladders wearing white suits were a little creepy, though. After that, the incredibly funny 12 Points Song was presented – unfortunately the hosts didn’t perform it live which would have been even funnier. Then the Maltese Junior ESC winner sang something and Lise Rønne took a private tour with the candidates – she served English breakfast to Firelight, Molly’s favorite cake and food from Twin Twin’s favorite French restaurant. As one of the candidates I would wonder how they found out about all that personal stuff…
Just before the presentation of the voting results, Emmelie de Forrest went on stage – without shoes, naturally.With the Rainmaker song, all the candidates joined her and the dancers finally made use of the water ditch that surrounds the stage and went for a swim. Then came the moment, we’ve all been waiting for – Europe announced their voting results. For a long time, the leading positions were pretty close to each other, but soon it became clear that the rising phoenix Conchita Wurst was gonna make it. She really took over the golden wings and flew all over Europe!
Fun Fact: Did you notice the resemblance between Ilse from The Common Linnets and Duffy? Wonder what she’s doing by now, haven’t heard from her in quite a while!