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2014 Eurovision Song Contest

Updated on September 17, 2016
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Eurovision Song Contest 2014

The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest was staged in Copenhagen, Denmark following the victory by Danish singer Emmelie de Forest with the song Only Teardrops at the 58th Contest in Sweden.

37 countries across Europe confirmed their participation at the 2014 competition (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Serbia having all withdrawn, while Poland and Portugal returned).

The semifinals took place on May 6 and 8, while the grand final was presented on the evening of May 10.

Here is the information about the 2014 Contest.


Welcome to Eurovision 2014
Welcome to Eurovision 2014

Denmark's Winning 2013 Eurovision Song: Only Teardrops: Emmelie de Forest

Why was the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 held in Copenhagen?

Under the rules of the European Broadcasting Union, the winning country from the previous year hosts the current year's event.

In 2013, Emmelie de Forest won the Contest with the song Only Teardrops and thus the competition came to Denmark in 2014.

Here is a reminder of the winning song from 2013.

A Guide to Eurovision

The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2014
The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2014

The current edition of this book includes details of every Eurovision Song Contest from 1956 to 2014. Find out all about the performers, composers and writers, along with statistics on voting patterns for each country. Also gives an analysis of the best and worst countries and much more.

 
 B&W Hallerne, Copenhagen: Venue for Eurovision 2014
B&W Hallerne, Copenhagen: Venue for Eurovision 2014

Image by Albin Olsson (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Eurovision 2014
Eurovision 2014

The 2014 Eurovision CD, featuring all 37 entries performed at the Contest.

 

Eurovision 2014: The Participants

Revealed by The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), here is the final list of nations which participated at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.

The following countries were represented in the two Semi-Finals which took place on the 6th and 8th of May:

Albania; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Belgium; Estonia; Finland; FYR Macedonia; Georgia; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Latvia; Lithuania; Malta; Moldova; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russia; San Marino; Slovenia; Sweden; Switzerland and Ukraine.

France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom - known as the Big Five - automatically qualified for the Final, as did the previous year's winner, Denmark.

Semi-Final 1: May 6, 2014

Result: Semi-Final 1: Top 10 Qualify For Final

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. The Netherlands
Calm After the Storm
The Common Linnets
150
2. Sweden
Undo
Sanna Nielsen
131
3. Hungary
Running
András Kállay-Saunders
127
4. Armenia
Not Alone
Aram MP3
121
5. Ukraine
Tick-Tock
Mariya Yaremchuk
118
6. Russia
Shine
Tolmachevy Sisters
63
7. Montenegro
Moj svijet (My World)
Sergej Ćetković
63
8. Iceland
No Prejudice
Pollapönk
61
9. Azerbaijan
Start A Fire
Dilara Kazimova
57
10. San Marino
Maybe
Valentina Monetta
40
11. Portugal
Quero ser tua (I Want to Be Yours)
Suzy
39
12. Estonia
Amazing
Tanja
36
13. Latvia
Cake to Bake
Aarzemnieki
33
14. Belgium
Mother
Axel Hirsoux
28
15. Albania
One Night's Anger
Hersi
22
16. Moldova
Wild Soul
Cristina Scarlat
13
Denmark, France and Spain also voted in this semi-final

Calm After the Storm: The Netherlands: Winner Semi-Final 1

Semi-Final 2: May 8, 2014

Result: Semi-Final 2: Top 10 Qualify For Final

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Austria
Rise Like A Phoenix
Conchita Wurst
169
2. Romania
Miracle
Paula Seling & Ovi
125
3. Finland
Something Better
Softengine
97
4. Switzerland
Hunter of Stars
Sebalter
92
5. Belarus
Cheesecake
Teo
87
6. Norway
Silent Storm
Cal Espen
77
7. Greece
Rise Up
Freaky Fortune ft. RiskyKidd
74
8. Poland
My Słowianie/We Are Slavic
Donatan & Cleo
70
9. Malta
Coming Home
Firelight
63
10. Slovenia
Round and Round
Tinkara Kovač
52
11. Lithuania
Attention
Vilija
36
12. Ireland
Heartbeat
Can-Linn ft. Kasey Smith
35
13. Macedonia
To the Sky
Tijana
33
14. Israel
Same Heart
Mei Finegold
19
15. Georgia
Three Minutes to Earth
The Shin and Mariko
15
Germany, Italy and the UK also voted in this semi-final

Rise Like A Phoenix: Winner Semi-Final 2

Final: May 10, 2014

Conchita Wurst: Winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest for Austria
Conchita Wurst: Winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest for Austria

Above image by Albin Olsson (cropped version of File:ESC2014 - Austria 02.jpg) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Eurovision CD in the UK

If you're searching for a complete collection of all of the entries at the 59th Eurovision Song Contest, then this is the one for you.

All 37 songs from the nations taking part are included along with a rather nice bonus track from the 2013 winner Emmelie de Forest.

As usual with Eurovision there is an eclectic mix of tracks, some good and some a little bizarre.

I think 2014 will be remembered for a plethora of ballads and possibly a drag queen with a beard!

Available in both CD and download formats.

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Copenhagen: CHECK UK PRICE

Result: The Final

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Austria
Rise Like A Phoenix
Conchita Wurst
290
2. The Netherlands
Calm After the Storm
The Common Linnets
238
3. Sweden
Undo
Sanna Nielsen
218
4. Armenia
Not Alone
Aram MP3
174
5. Hungary
Running
András Kállay-Saunders
143
6. Ukraine
Tick-Tock
Mariya Yaremchuk
113
7. Russia
Shine
The Tolmachevy Sisters
89
8. Norway
Silent Storm
Carl Espen
88
9. Denmark
Cliché Love Song
Basim
74
10. Spain
Dancing in the Rain
Ruth Lorenzo
74
11. Finland
Something Better
Softengine
72
12. Romania
Miracle
Paula Seling & Ovi
72
13. Switzerland
Hunter of Stars
Sebalter
64
14. Poland
My Słowianie/We Are Slavic
Donatan & Cleo
62
15. Iceland
No Prejudice
Pollapönk
58
16. Belarus
Cheesecake
Teo
43
17. The United Kingdom
Children of the Universe
Molly
40
18. Germany
Is It Right?
Elaiza
39
19. Montenegro
Moj svijet (My World)
Sergej Ćetković
37
20. Greece
Rise Up
Freaky Fortune ft. RiskyKidd
35
21. Italy
La mia città
Emma
33
22. Azerbaijan
Start A Fire
Dilara Kazimova
33
23. Malta
Coming Home
Firelight
32
24. San Marino
Maybe
Valentina Monetta
14
25. Slovenia
Round and Round
Tinkara Kovač
9
26. France
Moustache
TWIN TWIN
2
Italy, Spain, France, Germany, United Kingdom and Denmark automatically qualified for the Final

Rise Like A Phoenix: Austria: Winner 2014

Calm After the Storm: The Netherlands: Runner-Up

Undo: Sweden: Third Place

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    • TonyPayne profile image

      Tony Payne 

      4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      A strange mix as always. This is the first time I have ever listened to the songs before the actual contest. On first listen I would say the UK is in with a chance, but the one I think might win is Romania. Of course the Ukraine might just get a sympathy vote from the rest of the Eastern Bloc.

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