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Eurovision 2014 - 06/08/10 May 2014

Copenhagen - Denmark - DR - Stage design released .. Video here. (March 2013)

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DE
deejay
Minimalist staging concentrates the viewer's attention on the song - if the song's good and the viewer's paid attention to it, it'll stick in the memory and will get votes from the televote. And if the song's good it'll also get votes from the jury. Simples (in theory!). This year Conchita's song isn't at all bad (I don't agree it wouldn't have done well without the gimmick - I'm pretty sure it would have been on the left-hand side of the board) and had relatively simple staging: no dance routine, no hamster wheels or butter churning, just charismatic performance with superb lighting and visuals. And the song wasn't bad. IMO a worthy winner, though I loved the Dutch song too (and last year's entry from The Netherlands).

As for schlager, IMO Sweden are still the king of that and Melodifestivalen still routinely has at least two or three classic schlager songs in the final. I always enjoy them, they always leave me smiling. Here's a couple from this year's Melodifestivalen, which aren't quite schlager, but are what we might consider 'classic eurovision'. They both made the final but were ultimately beaten by Sanna Nielsen (also a great song btw, with minimalist staging).


TT
Tumble Tower
AxG posted:
Sorty to be pedantic but EDF's second song was called "Rainmaker"

Thank you for reading my review of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Grand Final. I've since looked at the ESC 2014 CD album sleeve, the bonus track on CD 2 is indeed officially titled "Rainmaker". I've corrected that in my blog report.


Now that Austria have won this year's Eurovision Song Contest, I've posted some interesting statistics arising from this on my blog. Please click the following link:
Eurovision Song Contest Statistics 2014

If you want to look at specific sections, click one of the following links:
Fourteen Years Of Different Winners
Gaps Between Wins
Years Taken To First Win Eurovision Song Contest
Still Waiting For A First Win
When Will They Win Again?
How Many Wins?
GO
gottago
Big chart success for Eurovision in the UK this week. No less than 13 songs from the contest in the top 100 with 4 in the top 40 and the Common Linnets album debuting at 40.

Nicked from Official Charts Company...

9 CALM AFTER THE STORM COMMON LINNETS THE NETHERLANDS
17 RISE LIKE A PHOENIX CONCHITA WURST AUSTRIA
23 CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE MOLLY UK
40 UNDO SANNA NIELSEN SWEDEN
46 CLICHE LOVE SONG BASIM DENMARK
70 NO PREJUDICE POLLAPONK ICELAND
73 RAINMAKER EMMELIE DE FOREST DENMARK
82 COMING HOME FIRELIGHT MALTA
85 HUNTER OF STARS SEBALTER SWITZERLAND
88 NOT ALONE ARAM MP3 ARMENIA
89 MOUSTACHE TWIN TWIN FRANCE
93 SOMETHING BETTER SOFTENGINE FINLAND
97 SILENT STORM CARL ESPEN NORWAY
BR
Brekkie
And yet despite topping the public vote Poland doesn't appear Wink
NG
noggin Founding member
And Twin Twin get into the charts even though they came last in the contest...

(Interesting that if you ignore the UK entry, the top 3 are in the top 3 - though not in the same order)
RS
Rob_Schneider
Interesting also that yet again, the winner outperforms the UK entry on the charts, which has happened at least every year since 2010 IIRC.
RS
Rob_Schneider
And yet despite topping the public vote Poland doesn't appear Wink

these Polish immigrants are bloody good at this torrenting lark...
TT
Tumble Tower
I've compiled updated league tables of each country's performance in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest from 1956 to 2014.  They are all available on my blog by clicking the following link.
Nemesis Nick's Blog: Eurovision Song Contest League Tables 2014

There are actually three tables.

Table 1: Most Top Ten Places
Each country has been awarded 12 points for each time it's won, 10 points for each time it has finished 2nd, 8 points for each 3rd place,  down to 1 point for each time it's come 10th.

Table 2: Average By Grand Final Appearance
As above but the totals have been divided by the number of times the country has appeared in the grand final (N.B. Grand final means the single show that happened 1956 to 2003, and the grand final from 2004 onwards).  This excludes years from 2004 to present in which a country entered a semi-final but failed to reach the grand final.

Table 3: Average By Years Entered
As above but the totals have been divided by the number of times the country has entered, including years since 2004 when a country failed to qualify from the semi-final it participated in.

Feel free to comment on these league tables here

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