Good evening! Bon soir! Guten Abend! Welcome to the Persephone ESC Live Blog. I have my red wine and big night is about to begin! If you don’t have a TV or if the ESC is not shown in your country, you can join me at the live stream here: http://www.eurovision.tv/esctv.
Here are the countries of the Grand Final one more time:
2. Bosnia & Herzegovina
Who’s your favourite?
21:02 Geez. I actually have goose bumps. Huh?
21:05 Oh dear. What are they doing?
21:07 Anke Engelke and Stefan Raab are actually really famous comediens in Germany. And Stefan Raab discovered Lena. I think he even wrote the song her winning song last year. Oh yeah, and he once was in the contest with the song ‘Wadde hadde du de da’.
21:08 Actually, not too bad of a start, is it? Looks like they’re having fun in DÃ¼sseldorf.
21: 10 Btw, I really love the stage they built. That huge screen in the back is AMAZING!
21:11 Oh, and if you still need a score card, you can get one here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/eurovision/pdfs/party/11_scorecard_final.pdf
21:13 What is it with the beating up jokes?? I really don’t get that.
21:15 Well, first song! The song about a little boy, who wants to safe the world. Hmmmmmm. I actually don’t really like it. Nope, it does not warm my ice cold heart.
21:17 But I still like the song from Bosnia & Herzegovina. I don’t know why. But I just really like it. I mean, the name Dino Merlin alone ia kinda cool.
21:19 But…is she really playing the piano? Is there any chance that she actually hits the right tones??
21:21 Merlin is a huge star in the Balkan region, so he”l probably get plenty of votes.
21:22 Here we are. The Danes! The singer really looks like Damon Albarn, doesn’t he?
21:24 I can’t believe that he doesn’t fall! Song is ok, maybe a little boring? But gets stuck…after the smi-final I caught myself humming it all the time.
21:25 This is very dramatic. But she can sing. Not everybody in this contest can.
21:29 It was VERY Eurovision-ish, right?
21:30 So, the 36-year old mum of two singing “What about my life? What about my dreams?”
21:32 Background singers can be so off sometimes.
21:34 Jedward. Still don’t know what to think about them. But I bet you that they’ll get LOADS of points.
21:36 If I was 16 I’d have a huge crush on them. Now I think that they’re kind of adorable.
21:37 Sweden. I really don’t like Sweden this year. Ugh. Horrible.
21:40 Maybe I’m just too old to like it?
21:42 Next up: A little bit of Glee?
21:44 It’s not horrible. Just not my cup of tea, I guess. I see her getting quite a bit of points.
21:45 Oh dear. Greece. REALLY not my cup of tea. Quite bad, in my opinion.
21:47 I mean, what is this??
21:50 The guy who wrote the Russian song, has also written some hits for Lady Gaga.
21:53 It’s ok, I guess. Not amazing but not all that horrible either. He’s talking too much.
21:55 Big drama from France. His voice sounds a little off?
21:56 Ah, getting better.
21:57 Not much of an entertainer, though.
21:58 Italy. I really like the song. It’s nothing new. Nothing crazy special. But I like it. It has a nice and easy feeling to it.
22:01 I hate these interviews.
22:04 I mean, the Swiss song sounds happy and all. But…a little boring?
22:06 I know! No good Eurovision-chorus in this song!
22:08 Blue and their comeback. What do we think? Are boybands still a thing?
22:10 This doesn’t sound very good. Somehow really off?
22:11 See, I promised you funny hats!
22:13 Actually, they’re kinda cool.
22:15 And here’s Lena with her funny accent.
22:18 Not bad, not bad.
22:19 Yup, still like that smile. I admit it. (he’s an English guy normally singing in a Romanian Pink Floyd tribute band, if I remember correctly).
22:21 The pants are still HORRIBLE!!
22:23 The Austrian Mariah Carey is next!
22:25 Huh, better should charge my dead mobile so that I can vote later!
22:27 The next one has gotten a lot of praise in the media.
22:30 Wasn’t all that bad, was it?
22:32 BORING. Forgettable.
22:37 Tragic story behind the Icelandic song – the actual singer died in January and so his friends are singing it for him.
22:40 So. Spain. Hmmmm.
22:42 Actually, her voice is quite nice. With a good song she could have something really good.
22:44 Ukraine up next. And I really don’t like the song. No, no, no, no.
22:49 The cute Serbian song! VERY retro. But cute.
22:50 The German paper I read really doesn’t like it.
22:54 Georgia. Sounds like from 10 years ago, no?
22:55 They originally had another singer – but she got kicked out, because they were worried that she might not be good enough.
22:57 So, we made it. Heard all the songs. Who’s your favourite?
23:01 Well, I’ve actually voted for Moldova. Just because of the hats. Hmm, who else?
23:05 Have they always done two quick run-downs of all the songs? Seems a liiiittle over the top.
23:07 And another???
23:09 So, I voted for Moldova, Serbia, Germany, Italy and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
23:10 I’ve never claimed to have a good taste.
23:14 I did NOT expect that.
23:16 I mean, yeah, he’s famous and all. But. Could they not have found something ‘better’?
23:24 No more Green Room interviews, please. Ugh.
23:25 What ARE they doing?? Seriously don’t get their humor.
23:26 THE POINTS!!!
23:28 Greece?!?! The 12 are OK.
23:29 GREECE??!?!?! and Blue???
23:30 Good god. Sweden. Uh, hey, Denmark.
23:32 The funny hats! And Blue again. Hey, no 0 points this year!
23:33 Of course. As always.
23:35 Oh well. Ok.
23:35 That was different.
23:36 The Scandinavians are voting!
23:38 I expected more points for Jedward. Many more points!
23:40 The audience is horrible. What is it with the booing? Seriously.
23:40 An Iclandic hippie. Who would have thought?
23:41 The Swede is first so far. I’m a little worried.
23:42 I didn’t expect anything else from the UK.
23:45 She’s SOOO slow? WTF?!
23:46 He is wearing an Eric Saade T-Shirt. OMG.
23:48 This points stuff really is a little painful, isn’t it?
23:49 I HATE THAT THE AUDIENCE IS BOOING SOME OF THE VOTES!!!
23:50 What is it with Greece? Did I miss something? Wasn’t that a pretty bad song?
23:52 And it’s only about half of the votes. This will take ages.
00:00 Is it called “ghost hour” in English?
00:01 Oh. Spain got 12 points.
00:03 I don’t think that anybody expected this so far fairly good result for Germany.
00:05 Maybe the Swede won’t win after all?
00:08 Oh, what a surprise :P.
00:09 Ok, I really don’t get why Ukraine, Sweden and Greece are getting so many points.
00:13 Do you think that Denmark got 12 points from Ireland because of the Danish singer’s hair?
00:14 I mean, it’s very Jedward-like.
00:18 Azerbaijan is winning! Wow!
00:19 French guy almost looks pissed off.
00:21 You know what? I’m ok with that. I’d been pissed off, if Greece had won. I can live with Azerbaijan.
00:23 But there are definitly countries that I preferred. A lot. But yeah. Better than Greece and Ukraine.
00:27 Well, that was it. Lot’s of strangeness and an unexpected winner. Thanks for joining me and have a great Sunday! And maybe next year I’ll be live blogging the ESC, when its broadcasted from Azerbaijan.