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Eurovision 2014: Semi-Final 1 RESULTS

Well, what do I know, eh? What a crazy night!! Well, a crazy morning for me, it’s a lovely Spring morning in Japan, and I’ve just been watching the show via a rather buggy connection on SVT’s playback service. At least it was up (no thanks, iPlayer…). So let’s take this one stage at a time.

For reviews of ALL the competing entries in the 2014 contest, as well as coverage of all the national finals and all sorts of other news, please visit my Copenhagen 2014 Hub by clicking the link, or the “Copenhagen 2014″ menu on the top banner, or the “#Joinus” crystal on the left-hand bar.

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Eurovision 2014: Semi-Final 1 Preview

Wow, it’s come quickly hasn’t it? Only one day from now, the first 16 will take to the stage of the B&W Hallerne in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. But only ten will make it to next Saturday’s Grand Final – who is going to make it?

For reviews of ALL the competing entries in the 2014 contest, as well as coverage of all the national finals and all sorts of other news, please visit my Copenhagen 2014 Hub by clicking the link, or the “Copenhagen 2014″ menu on the top banner, or the “#Joinus” crystal on the left-hand bar.

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Road to Copenhagen 2014: Cristina Scarlet – “Wild Soul” (Moldova)

Right, not many left to go now, as we approach the first semi-final on 6 May. Continuing on our trip through this year’s 37 entries, we reach a nation that is still waiting for its big breakthrough, despite decent results up to now.

MoldovaDebuting in 2005, Moldova have yet to improve on its debut 6th place finish, though despite having only two top 10 finishes to its name so far they are a decent bet for qualification, with 7 qualifiers out of 8 attempts. Many of their songs have ended up firmly mid-table, including 11th place finishes in 2011 and 2012.

Their national final (O Melodie Pentru Europa) was a mixed selection (as most are), and the victor was Moldovan-born Cristina Scarlet with the dark and dubsteppy “Wild Soul”. I can normally depend on Moldova to bring something unusual but somehow appealing to the masses. This year I’m a little less sure about their entry. Continue reading

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Chișinău calling – Moldova’s 2014 Eurovision pre-selection (O Melodie Pentru Europa)

Apologies – I accidentally posted this unfinished yesterday, all sorted now!

The last big national final of the season, you can always count on Eastern Europe to come up with a giant grand final. I have a feeling this might be pretty hard going, but the end is in sight; only Belgium left to write about.

MoldovaSo Moldova. Looking at their short Eurovision history, they’re actually pretty solid, with only two songs I’d say I wasn’t very keen on (2006 & 2008). They’ve yet to follow up their 2005 debut with another top 10 finish, despite two cruel 11th places in 2012 & 2013, but one of these days I’m sure they will manage it.

O Melodie Pentru Europa started only four days before the final, but in that time two semi-finals of 12 songs were sent through to the 16-strong final. A 50/50 jury/televote decided the winner, representing Moldova in May’s Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.

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