Eurovision is back for another year, this time live from Copenhagen after Denmark took home the prize thanks to Emmelie de Forest's "Only Teardrops". We are already down to 26 acts and in tonight's show, one of them will be named the winner. Who'll it be?

Highlights after the jump ....

You can find all the performances HERE


26. France - TWIN TWIN - "Moustache"

So bad it's good? Not the case. This is just atrocious. A lyrical mess, a dreadful performer, there's not a single redeemable quality about it. That's probably why it only got 2 points.

25. Slovenia - Tinkara Kovač - "Round and Round" 

24. San Marino - Valentina Monetta - "Maybe (Forse)"

This is her thrid try at Eurovision, the first one, in case you don't remember, being the atrocious Facebook song. Now she's back with a more age appropriate material, a very pretty, sorta cheesy, song. I guess making it to the finale is a dream come true for her but I beleive she expected to rank so low. She definitely deserved better though it

23. Malta - Firelight - "Coming Home"
22. Azerbaijan - Dilara Kazimova - "Start a Fire"
21. Italy - Emma - "La mia città"

 Emma is one of my favourites but unfortunately, she failed to deliver vocally. I always appreciate Italy because it sticks to it's language. This was one of the better songs but with only one performance to wow the audience, Emma's far from flawless vocals didn't help it. Props to her physical delivery though, she really gave it her all.

20. Greece - Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd - "Rise Up"
19. Montenegro - Sergej Ćetković - "Moj svijet" (Мој свијет)  

18. Germany - Elaiza - "Is It Right"

 One of the most interesting performances this year, not only tematically but vocally. Elaiza's got a surprising bluesy sound, not at all what I was expecting. The song feels a little niche, I'm not entirely sure it has broad appeal. I enjoyed it however.

17. United Kingdom - Molly - "Children of the Universe"

 This is probably the best song the UK has selected since I've been watching this show. Molly's voice has such an interesting raspy quality and while the song is somewhat corny, I could listen to her voice all day, albeit with better material.


16. Belarus - Teo - "Cheesecake"
15. Iceland - Pollapönk - "No Prejudice"
14. Poland - Donatan & Cleo - "My Słowianie - We Are Slavic"
13. Switzerland - Sebalter - "Hunter of Stars" 

12. Romania - Paula Seling & Ovi - "Miracle" 

11. Finland - Softengine - "Something Better"

10. Spain - Ruth Lorenzo - "Dancing in the Rain"

 A very pretty song which gave Spain a respectable place. I liked the fact it had some parts in Spanish and as expected, Ruth's performance was outstanding. The problem is the song wasn't that memorable, it's a cute ballad but it leaves a lot to be desired, at least up until the very end where Ruth keeps it up a notch with insane big notes.

 9. Denmark - Basim - "Cliché Love Song"

This song ain't as bad as everyone has been saying. Yeah, it's cheesy and cliched but I think that's what it's supposed to be. Basim's vocals were surprisingly great here and despite some annoying qualities, this is a mighty catchy tune.

8. Norway - Carl Espen - "Silent Storm"
7. Russia - Tolmachevy Sisters - "Shine"

6. Ukraine - Mariya Yaremchuk - "Tick-Tock"  

5. Hungary - András Kállay-Saunders - "Running"

4. Armenia - Aram MP3 - "Not Alone"

3. Sweden - Sanna Nielsen - "Undo"

2. Netherlands - The Common Linnets - "Calm After the Storm"
This song gets better with each listen and apparently, that's what Europe thought as well, granting them 238 points for a second place. In all honesty, the song should have won and I was rooting for them up to the very end. I guess it's beauty came from it's simplicity and the amazing chemsittry between the two of them.

1. Austria - Conchita Wurst - "Rise Like a Phoenix"
I'm surprised Austria managed to win. The song isn't that great, as I've said before, it feels like a discarded Bond theme, and the singer is talented enough but not the best vocalist there is. The Netherlands, Sweden, Armenia all had better songs yet Conchita was able to snag the crown out of their hands. It seems to me there are ultirior motives behind this win, as if Europe was trying to prove a point. This is a song contest and the best song should have won. This ain't it.

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