Category Archives: Russia

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Russia made Conchita win

 Russia was boycotted by most Western European juries. In the name of peace, though, Ukraine and Russia gave points to each other. And Austria’s victory was produced by Russia in…

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Semi Final 1 Prediction

Tonight’s semifinal will be the most unsurprising ever. All of the songs are possible qualifiers, and I won’t be surprised by any country’s exit. Armenia and Sweden are according to…

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Russia 2014: Shine – Review

  Song: Shine Performer: Tomalchevy Sisters A radio friendly pop song with cliché lyrics, which might come off as even more cliché due to the current political situation in Europe….

Farid Mammadov, Azarbaijan 2013 (Screenshot, NRK)

Voting confusion in the ESC Final

After the Eurovision final, the split jury / televote has been revealed in some countries, and this has lead to a roar of disapproval for the current jury system. In…

Emmelie de Forest, Denmark, Eurovision Winner 2013 (Screenshot, NRK)

Western Europe took Eurovision back

With Denmark’s and Emmelie de Forest’s win in Malmö last Saturday, Western Europe finally took Eurovision back from the grip of the Soviet Union. Except for the somewhat extraordinary victory…

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3-4 possible winners

  39 competing countries have become only 26. The level of the final is better than for a long time – although the final has a far better second half…

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First semifinal: All favourites through to the final

  So far, so good. All the favourites for this year’s Eurovision trophy went through from Semi Final one. SVT made a magnificent show, and Petra Mede will definitely be…

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First semifinal: Who will proceed to the final?

  Tomorrow is the first of this year’s semifinals. Tonight is the jury semi final, where 50% of the result is decided, and tomorrow is the televised show where the…

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Bookmaker Analyzis: 1 week before the final

As we enter the Eurovision week, what does the bookmakers tell us? Usually the bookies are right about the winners – the bookmaker favourites won seven out of the ten…

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Russia 2013: What if – Review

  Song: What if Performer: Dina Garipova Big powerballads who call for peace have been heard before on the Eurovision stage. And this song brings nothing new. «What if» has…