Overview: Summing up a busy Eurovision Saturday
After the first of four triple Saturdays, we now know what four more songs for Copenhagen sound like!
Last night, three countries had their national finals, two were supposed to have their semi-finals, and one presented their song.
Ruth Lorenzo wins in Spain, after a tie!
It got as close as it could in Spain, when Brequette scored the top points from the jury and Ruth Lorenzo scored the top points from the viewers. This created a tie, but in the end, the public rules. Ruth will sing “Dancing in the Rain” in Copenhagen.
Cake to Bake is the 2014 Latvian song
Yes, another cake song. After Belarus couldn’t overcome their cheesecake cravings and sent Teo to Copenhagen, Latvia decided to send the group Aarzemnieki with the song “Cake to Bake.”
András Kállay-Saunders wins in Hungary!
With the song “Running,” Hungarian-American András Kállay-Saunders won A Dal 2014 and the ticket to Copenhagen.
Tijana Dapčević presents the Macedonian song!
The Macedonian song was presented by Tijana Dapčević in both English as “To The Sky” and Macedonian as “Tamu Kaj Sto Pripagam.”
Sparkly mirrors win big in Sweden
The fourth and last semi-final of Melodifestivalen aired in Sweden, with eight artists competing for two spots in the final. The lucky entries were schlager-disco power group Alcazar, who descended onto the stage in a giant discoball, and Anton Ewald, dressed in a mirror-clad jacket.
Ukrainian revolution delays Lithuanian song selection
While the Eurovision universe had plenty going on, this Saturday saw historic events unfold in Ukraine, with the disappearance of the president and the release of Yulia Tymoshenko. The Lithuanian national broadcaster LRT decided to clear the schedule for the events, postponing the semi-final that was supposed to have selected the song for Copenhagen. The show airs tonight instead.