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First semifinal results

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 14, 2019 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

One month ago our readers predicted 6 of the semifinalists! The first semifinal was held today with big surprises among the finalists, specially when some of the let's say big contenders for qualification ended out.

These are the finalists and the part of the show where they will perform:


1st part of the show (1 to 13)

  • Greece
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • San Marino
  • Slovenia

2nd part of the show (14 to 26)

  • Belarus
  • Serbia
  • Estonia
  • Australia
  • Iceland

photo: Andres Putting

Shalom Europe

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 14, 2019 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Tel Aviv breathes in these days the Eurovision spirit . Being a coast town facing the sea it features an extensive boardwalk with many beaches. It is walking all these footwear that we can see the amount of beach supports with flags of the various countries and with full of Eurovision symbols. At the end of this boardwalk is where you will find the EuroVillage, itself inserted on the beach.

I can therefore conclude that here in Televive, the Eurovision spirit is largely facing the beach. Places where you can easily find European fans and local people to provide information about the city and its country Israel.

The Eurovision spirit is felt everywhere and the excitement is felt in the air for the semifinal of this night where anything can happen.


Nuno Pires 


The first semifinal is tonight

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 13, 2019 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

This evening will finally be held the first semi-final of Eurovision 2019!

Yesterday we were in the jury rehearsal, in an arena mainly filled by Israelites, and the competition is more and more close. The arena is considerably smaller than in previous years but on television it will work due to the depth effect created by the stage!

It will certainly be a great show!

Countries competing tonight are:

  1. Cyprus - Tamta with Replay
  2. Montenegro - D mol with Heaven
  3. Finland - Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman with Look Away
  4. Poland - Tulia with Fire of Love (Pali się;)
  5. Slovenia - Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl with Sebi
  6. Czech Republic - Lake Malawi with Friend Of A Friend
  7. Hungry - Joci Pápa with Az Én Apám
  8. Belarus - ZENA with Like It
  9. Serbia - Nevene Božović with Kruna
  10. Belgium - Eliot with Wake Up
  11. Georgia - Oto Nemsadze with Keep On Going
  12. Australia - Kate Miller-Heidke with Zero Gravity
  13. Iceland - Hatari with Hatrið mun sigra
  14. Estonia - Victor Crone with Storm
  15. Portugal - Conan Osiris with Telemóveis
  16. Greece - Katerine Duska with Better Love
  17. San Marino - Serhat with Say Na Na Na

France, Spain and Israel are also able to vote!


The orange Carpet is today! Met Gala vs. ESC outfits

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 12, 2019 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (3)

The official opening of Eurovision will happen today with the Orange Carpet (last year in Lisbon it was Blue) at Habima Square in Tel Aviv, where this year's artists will parade and many Met Gala style outfits will circulate. 


The Met Gala happened last week in New York and of course, it was spoken by the outfits the American stars used. The Met Gala 2019 theme was "Camp: Notes on Fashion." Like it or not, galas like this will be immortalized in photos that show eccentricity, power and creativity.



And here in Europe, at the most Camp Show of the Year, Eurovision, fans are the most critical! In fact, there is even a website that awards the prize "Barbara Dex Award" where the worst dressed Eurovision is awarded. This week, fans become fashion and creativity critics where sometimes they do not let people's creativity fly. What is different is often called horrible what is most appealing is sometimes ridiculed.


Yes, in this Eurovision where a woman with a beard is idolized and where it is appealed to difference and respect sometimes fans are the most cruel. Complicated this way of thinking and understanding the others! Everything is relative but let's remember the concept of Eurovision - Peace and Tolerance. Stop a bit to think, how would you go to Eurovision if you had to draw attention and to appeal to the vote in this increasingly visual event? Nobody is forced to like the way others dress but please, respect!

 

Happy Eurovision to all! Enjoy Eurovision!

ESC pictures: eurovision.tv (Thomas Hanses / Andres Putting)

Met Gala picture: REUTERS / EPA

Rehearsals: second round for semifinalists 2 (LIVE) II

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 11, 2019 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Rehearsals continues in Tel Aviv with the second part of the semifinal 2.


Croatia (MAYBE)

Golden angels falling coming out of the thunder... Good vocals and it might work very well on TV.  Since the best ballads are in this semifinal it might be tough but Roko is doing a great job.


Malta (YES)

Lots of color and a nice but simple choreography. Malta may prove to be the biggest surprise of the year with a commercial pop radio theme and an effective singer.


Lithuania (NO)

Simple staging with the singer standing and singing well. The song has a nice melody but not that effective to be in the TOP 10 of this semifinal.


Russia (YES)

Mirrors or LEDS touching perfection. Sergey at his best. Perfect harmony between the images and the vocal effects. TOP 5 in the final for sure.


Albania (MAYBE)

Another perfect song with a great interpretation. Albania manages to ally itself with ethnic elements and once again prove that the songs in their languages ​​are richer and more interesting. This song can only be lost due to the Tel Aviv stage and the fact that there are more ballads in this semifinal.


Norway (MAYBE)


This is the typical song from which we would only wait to see what we saw. The song is one of many that have already been heard in Eurovision and the performance is not much different. Thanks to the neighbors who are all in this semifinal, can pass, but attention, if the jury is critical may fall in their rankings.


Netherlands (YES)

After all the numbers trying to get attention, comes the Salvador Sobral effect - simple makes it better. A tune that many have accused of having a base similar to a One Republic song playing with lights and a Duncan sitting at a piano. Possibly he will be the winner of this edition.


North Macedonia (YES)

Brilliant presentation from Tamara. No words to describe it! Amazing!


Azerbaijan (YES)

 

Very good performance especially vocally. It is undoubtedly one of the great favorites.


photo: Andres Putting