Tonight is the night. The 57th Eurovision final starts at, 24.00 local Baku time. 21.00 CET.
didn't make it to the final for the 8th time in a row, which must be some sort of record.
We're used to it, sad, but we'll be having big fun anyway.
It's done, What's Another Year and all that. I'll leave most of the pre-contest text here, with the additions from the day after below
Eurocovers favorites Bulgaria
and the Trackshittaz
from Austria were killed of in the semi's, eternal shame on Europe for that.
Eurocovers loves Euphoria
, The Sound Of Our Hearts
and Love Is Blind
very much, but good luck to everyone of course.
And special congrats to Malta's Kurt Calleja
for being so lovely and fun and making it to the final and to Albania's Rona
for being such a stunning singer.
And final break a leg to wonderful legend Engelbert Humperdinck
who has the ghastly task to open the contest, but can take a nap during the other performances.
Oh and Jedward
are probably the nicest blokes in the world.
If you're not in Eurovision TV world you can follow the show here:
now the adress for re-watching!)
- also have a second screen
If you want to have a quick info-check of all entries from the final check them out at The Baku Collection:
Some Eurocovers posts feature: Anggun
(France), Engelbert Humperdinck
, Soluna Samay
And already some of the 2012 entries have been covered. Find out more here at Eurocovers
And this is what happened:
- Wins Eurovision 2012: Euphoria!
International hit, cds out now, remixes,
Acoustic and Dansband Schlager coverversions
- Runner Up: Baku Babushka's win second semi
, 10! Party versions of For Everybody released
place for Željko Joksimović Nije Ljubav Stvar,
Download Spanish, Symphonic and new Trubači version
- 4th: Sabina Babayeva
, remixes, New ethnic version, Remix competition winner, new Jazz version
- Best ever result for Albania: Rona Nishliu
, New Suus
, English version
- 6th: Ott Lepland
English, Spanish and Russian versions, cdsingle
- 7th: Can Bonomo
Loves Us Back, promo update
Roman Lob cds, new website, album out now
Nina Zilli, L'Amore È Femmina
(Out Of Love
Pastora Soler, digital EP, Quedate Conmigo.
stunning coverversion, best result since 2004.
11 to 26:
- Pasha Parfeny,
Trumpet out for the girls
cds, pick up Club De Mandinga
CD with Libertatea mag, tracklist CD
- Kaliopi Crno i Belo,
download Russian version
- Well Donny! Love Is Blind,
Another version (French) and debut album tracklist, updates.
Be her guest to download, Special edition album details
- La La Love
for Ivi Adamou
, Euro Edition CD, remix, Kids: books are important
- Eleftheria Eleftheriou
Aphrodisiac promo and cdsingle info.
- Maya Sar Korake Ti Znam.
Italian, English versions, promo update
II cdsingle, Water
line, Young Love
- Greta and Jónsi
digital EP release
- What A (semi) Night for Kurt Calleja,
cdsingle and new mixes
- Anggun updates, cds
, duet versions
- Soluna Samay
, Around the world, Best Of the old stuff release
- Compact Disco
, 10 versions of SOOH
United Kingdom -
Engelbert Humperdinck, cdsingle Out Now!
, Autobiography: What's in a name?
- Tooji wins battle with Sofi but tails at ESC final , Acoustic version released, coverversion, updates
Stranded in the 2nd semi:
- Sofi Marinova just misses the final, download song, promo updates
- Nina Badric Nebo
remixes, cdsingle, Remix competition
- Festival da Canção, CD! digital single for Filipa Sousa, promo
- Anri Joxadze, no final for The Joker
- Joan packs her feather, Dreamcatcher! #1 hit, promo updates
- Litesound Heroes go home empty handed. Listen to new version and remixes.
- Eva Boto. EMA CD, versions update, cdsingle
- Miro Šmajda a.k.a. Max Jason Mai to Baku
, Don't Close Your Eyes
Stranded in the 1st semi
, CD info, Sinplus
, 7th Heaven remix, 11th in semi
- UMK CD out now, Pernilla
back to the handball competition
to Baku, versions update, Album details, Time to go
- Valentina Monetta
Stock Exchange, 17 versions and counting, Social Network Song and the F-word
Montenegro Rambo Amadeus Not Last!
' Brain Awareness, download
- New Beautiful Song
, cdsingle promo updates
' Would You
cdsingle and album Seventeen
- Trackshittaz backside closes rear, cds out now, listen to the remixes
And some other bits and pieces
- Check out all details on Azerbaijan's first 4 Eurovision entries, versions and releases.