May 25, 2012

Eurovision Song Contest 2012 - Grand Final


The results of the second semi-final are now in so, coupled with the winners of the first semi-final, here is the line up for the not-so-grand final on Saturday.

I've highlighted the ones I like in red. We will see if I managed to predict the top four.

01United KingdomEngelbert HumperdinckLove Will Set You Free
02HungaryCompact DiscoSound Of Our Hearts
03AlbaniaRona Nishliu Suus
04LithuaniaDonny MontellLove Is Blind
05Bosnia & HerzegovinaMaya SarKorake Ti Znam
06RussiaBuranovskiye BabushkiParty For Everybody
07IcelandGreta Salóme & JónsiNever Forget
08CyprusIvi AdamouLa La Love
09FranceAnggunEcho (You And I)
10ItalyNina ZillL'Amore È Femmina (Out Of Love)
11EstoniaOtt LeplandKuula
12NorwayToojiStay
13AzerbaijanSabina BabayevaWhen The Music Dies
14RomaniaMandingaZaleilah
15DenmarkSoluna SamayShould've Known Better
16GreeceEleftheria EleftheriouAphrodisiac
17SwedenLoreenEuphoria
18TurkeyCan BonomoLove Me Back
19SpainPastora SolerQuédate Conmigo (Stay With Me)
20GermanyRoman LobStanding Still
21MaltaKurt CallejaThis Is The Night
22F.Y.R. MacedoniaKaliopiCrno I Belo
23IrelandJedwardWaterline
24SerbiaŽeljko JoksimovićNije Ljubav Stvar
25UkraineGaitanaBe My Guest
26MoldovaPasha ParfenyLăutar

Unfortunately, the results of the Eurovision Song Contest are never based on the quality of the music. It will be the usual shenanigans with all the European countries voting for their political allies and neighbours so absolutely anything could happen.

The Grand Final starts on Saturday, May 26th at 8pm (GMT) and ends around 11.15pm. If you don't have access to the BBC, you can watch the whole thing live online at the Eurovision website (presumably by using the Octoshape plugin yet again) or on the official YouTube channel later on.

Of course, if you have no desire to make this your appointment television for the weekend, you can always watch the playlist of all 42 contestants (below) and save yourself from having to listen to Graham Norton babbling and cackling.



They didn't think it through really, did they? Now that we all have the internet, there's no reason to watch what was once Europe's most highly viewed show on TV ever again.

Who do you think will win? More to the point, do you even care?

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