Recap: 6 names added to Copenhagen this weekend
It was a very busy weekend in the Eurovision world, starting Friday with the Irish selection, and concluding Sunday with the second semi-final of the Belgian Eurosong.
We now know six more names that will compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, in Copenhagen, Denmark!
Ireland kicked off the weekend, with the Late Late Show being used as the Eurovision selection again. Can-Linn feat. Kasey ended up as the winner with the song “Heartbeat.”
Twelve artists competed in Romania, including the 2010 representatives Paula Seling and Ovi. The duo did it again and their song “Miracle” will defend the Romanian colors in Copenhagen!
In the final of Eesti Laul 2014, the jury favored the Super Hot Cosmos Blues Band, but with the help of the Estonian audience, Tanja and her acrobatic song “Amazing” won the right to represent Estonia!
The Lithuanian song “Attention” was selected last week and now was the time to select the performer. In the end, Vilija Matačiūnaitė and her version of “Attention” won the show!
The French public was given a choice in the Eurovision representative for the first time since 2007, and after a month of voting, and with 50 % jury vote, Twin Twin and the song “Moustache” will represent France in Copenhagen!
With the final of Böyük Səhnə, Azerbaijan chose Dilara Kazimova to represent the nation in Copenhagen! The song has yet to be confirmed.
Two semi-final shows also continued. Saturday was the second chance show in Sweden, and Sunday the second Belgian semi-final aired.
Everyone were biting their nails waiting to see if 2005 Eurovision winner Helena Paparizou would make it to the Swedish final in Stockholm next week, competing for the last to slots. And she made it, along with Linus Svenning! The show was also visited by Eurovision winners Emmelie de Forest and Åsa Jinder.
Four artists competed for two spots in the Belgian final, which was visited by the 2006 Belgian representative Kate Ryan who sang her song “Je T’Adore.”