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: 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
Eurovision 2013 entries
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Semi-Final One – 14 May 2013
Semi-Final Two – 16 May 2013
Grand Final – 18 May 2013
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.