|Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 19, 2019 at 1:45 PM|
Another Eurovision has come to an end! The long awaited victory of the Netherlands, a country that has made big bets over the last few years, was a well deserved victory for a simple song and a beautiful interpretation of Duncan Laurence. The Netherlands thus become one of the countries with the most victories.
But what were the highlights of the Eurovision night?
The performance of Madonna that was much anticipated by the fans seems not to have been liked by all. The demeanor characterized the performance of the Queen of Pop.
The subliminal protests of the dancers of Madonna were also much talked about in the social networks, while showing a flag of Palestine next to one of Israel.
But the biggest protest was from the singers from Iceland who showed the flag of Palestine. Nothing that surprises the spectators but that was worth much displeasure in the arena.
Putting Foureira, Conchita, Mans and Verka to sing songs of each other was the highlight of the night, but for those who do not follow Eurovision and the life of their icons, it was a normal moment.
About the results, the victory in the televoting of Norway that led to the victory of the Netherlands that neither was the favorite of the public nor the jury.
San Marino and Northern Macedonia have achieved their highest rating ever. In the first ten surprises were nil. The top bottom was the one we expected, again with three of the Big 5 and the host to suffer the usual humiliation. France and Italy escaped one more time.
The new form of voting was strange and must have been confusing to less attentive viewers. EBU, remember that not all people are eurofans.
The production of the show was bad! Still image plans or filming ladders showed some lack of experience as it has not been seen for a long time in a show as scheduled as Eurovision. The Netherlands will do better! Let's wait for 2020!
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Madonna, Verka Serduchka, Mans, Conchita and many more will perform at the grand final of Eurovision but the most important is the contest itself. Are you ready?
This is the song that Madonna will premiere at ESC 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhY9J6yYSgU
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final running order
After each Semi-Final, each qualifying act drew in which half of the Grand Final they would perform. As the host country, Israel already drew its exact starting position (14) during the Heads of Delegation meeting in March.
This is the running order for Saturday's Grand Final:
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One month ago our readers predicted 7 of the semifinalists! The first semifinal was held today with not much surprises among the finalists. In fact, it was all very predicatble in a much better semifinal than the first one specially the sound and the production. Even being better, lights were not the best thing specially in the performances of Malta and Switzerland where the face of the artists were totally coloured from the lights and the so aclaimed by fans LED's!
These are the finalists:
North Macedonia - Tamara Todevska with Proud - 1st part
The Netherlands - Duncan Laurence with Arcade - 1st part
Albania - Jonida Maliqi with Ktheju tokës - 1st part
Sweden - John Lundvik with Too Late For Love - 1st part
Russia - Sergey Lazarev with Scream - 1st part
Azerbaijan - Chingiz with Truth - 2nd part
Denmark - Leonora with Love Is Forever - 1st part
Norway - KEiiNO with Spirit In The Sky- 2nd part
Switzerland - Luca Hänni with She Got Me- 2nd part
Malta - Michela with Chameleon- 2nd part
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With Netta's victory at the ESC in Lisbon it began the possibility that anyone could dream of winning both in the competition and in life, regardless of their physical and mental characteristics.
The slogan is Dare to dream and we all have the chance to Dare to Dream. Eurovision is a song contest that promotes inclusion. This year's dream involves the inclusion of people with reduced physical and psychological abilities. Tel Aviv 2019 promotes inclusion both inside and outside the arena and to the world.
There is a large reserved area for viewers in wheelchairs during the shows and special seats for people with disabilities. In a small arena, with about a third of the capacity of the Lisbon arena, this is certainly an image of inclusion.
But the real mark is the performance of a band of 8 elements with physical disabilities, SHALVA BAND, whose two blind interpreters had a performance that contagious the whole arena during the rehearsals. Shalva Band will play in the interval act of the second semifinal today. Dare to dream everyday.
Paulo Costa e Silva
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 15, 2019 at 5:40 PM||comments ()|
After big surprises in the first semifinal, much more are waited for the second! Are you ready to feel your heartbeat?
The countries competing in the second Semi-Final are:
EBU stated "How do juries decide? The juries decide their points based on 4 key elements: Vocal capacity of the singer; Performance on stage; Composition and originality of the song;Overall impression of the act." So it will be very interesting to know how the juries had read these instructions next saturday, after the final.
Who will reach the final? Dare to Dream!
Photo: Thomas Hanses (eurovision.tv)