Malmö 2013

2013 was a big year for Eurovision. Hot off the commercial success of 2012’s winner “Euphoria” by Loreen, all eyes were on Sweden to put on an unforgettable show. I was there all the way, reviewing the selection process, the entries and eventually the three big shows. A full catalogue of my blog posts on the event is down below!

Eurovision 2013 Malmö logo banner

Early News

Eurovision 2013: Venue announced – It’s Malmö!
Eurovision 2013: 6 months to Malmö
Eurovision 2013: Who’s coming to Malmö?
Eurovision 2013: You win some, you lose some
Eurovision 2013: Semi-final draws, logo and slogan revealed!
Eurovision 2013: Host revealed!
Eurovision 2013: Semi-final running orders revealed
Eurovision 2013: The Men of Malmö
Eurovision 2013: The Men of Malmö – Part 2
Eurovision 2013: 1 week to go!
Eurovision 2013: Bloc-voting and the Balkan Blackout
Life after Malmö

Pre-selection national finals

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine

Melodifestivalen – Swedish pre-selection

Heat 1: Karlskrona
Heat 2: Gothenburg
Heat 3: Skellefteå
Heat 4: Malmö
Andra Chansen: Karlstad
Final: Stockholm
Live in Malmö: Eddie Razaz, Stockholm Syndrome, Pay-TV

Eurovision 2013 entries

Click the hearts for reviews

Semi-Final One – 14 May 2013

Eurovision 2013: Semi-final 1 preview
Eurovision 2013: Semi-final 1 results – Live from Malmö
Semi-Final Scores Revealed
Jury & Televote split revealed & examined
Austria eurovision heartRoad to Baku 2012: Ott Lepland - "Kuula" (Estonia)Slovenia Eurovision HeartCroatia Eurovision HeartDenmark Eurovision HeartRussia Eurovision heartUkraine Eurovision heartNetherlands Eurovision HeartMontenegro Eurovision HeartLithuania Eurovision HeartBelarus Eurovision HeartMoldova Eurovision HeartIreland Eurovision HeartCyprus eurovision heartBelgium Eurovision heartSerbia Eurovision heart

Semi-Final Two – 16 May 2013

Eurovision 2013: Semi-final 2 preview
Eurovision 2013: Semi-final 2 results – Live from Malmö
Semi-Final Scores Revealed
Jury & Televote split revealed & examined
Latvia Eurovision HeartSan Marino Eurovision HeartFYR Macedonia Eurovision FlagAzerbaijan eurovision heartFinland Eurovision HeartMalta Eurovision HeartBulgaria Eurovision HeartIceland Eurovision HeartGreece Eurovision HeartIsrael eurovision heartArmenia Eurovision HeartHungary Eurovision HeartNorway Eurovision HeartAlbania Eurovision HeartGeorgia Eurovision HeartSwitzerland Eurovision HeartRomania Eurovision Heart

Grand Final – 18 May 2013

Eurovision 2013: Grand Final running order
Eurovision 2013: Great Danish Victory & Final Results
Jury & Televote split revealed & examined

26 nations made it to the final, ten from each semi-final, the host nation Sweden, and the “Big Five” nations who automatically qualify by virtue of being the biggest contributors to the European Broadcasting Union.

Germany Eurovision HeartFrance Eurovision FlagItaly Eurovison heartSpain Eurovision FlagUnited Kingdom eurovision heartSweden Eurovision Heart

And finally… my countdown of 2013’s entries

#39 – #31, #30 – #21, #20-11, #10-6 and the Top 5

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