Here are my short comments on the songs that were eliminated:
Belarus: I dont know what to say about this entry, i dont dislike it but i kinda ignore it, the performance was ok but not enough to get in the final.
Portugal: I thought the juries were going to save her and maybe they voted for her but i guess she didnt get so many votes with the televote. She is a very good singer but the song was too forgettable.
Croatia: I kinda like the song but the performance wasnt good, this song didnt need dancers or all that stuff she had but there is no doubt that she is a good artist.
Georgia: Ohh this was one of the worst songs this year and im happy that its out.
Slovakia: I liked the performance, he got energy on stage and he looked HOT, the juries rehearsal wasnt good and i think that killed his chances but i wish all the best in his career.
Now the ones i really liked but unfortunately didnt qualify
Bulgaria: I really like the song and it got so many negative comments during all the rehearsal weeks that i was getting in the "hate this song mood" but when i watched her performance my Sofi love came back, she was enjoying every second of that stage and song and that made me enjoy it too, she looked really strong on that huge stage alone so good job Sofi.
Slovenia: This is one of my favorite songs of this year and i dont get why she didnt get in the final, the only think i didnt like about the performance were the backing vocal girls choreography but Eva was great and she really did a fantastic job and she should be very proud of herself.
The Netherlands: Im very sad and mad, this totally deserved the final, she looked beautiful and the performance was really good and cute but the most important thing is that this is a fantastic song and i still dont get why this is not in the final. Its a shame that people or juries vote for countries or vocal performances over songs and i understand that the juries should vote for a mix of everything but no matter how good a singer is, if the song is crap nothing will make it better and this song was great. I wish all the best to the sweet and talented Joan! Thanks for this lovely song and performance and no matter the result, im sure a lot of people are going to remember this song cause its one of the best songs of this year. Well done JOAN FRANKA!
Now here is my top 10 of tonights finalists:
10.Lithuania: Donny Montell - Love is blind
He is a great singer and im happy for him but this song is really lame and i dont know how it got into the final.
9.Malta: Kurt Calleja - This is the night
Another case of good singer/bad song, im sorry but this is another unfair finalist in my opinion.
8.Bosnia & Herzegovina: Maya Sar - Korake ti znam
I kinda like this performance and im sure the juries loved but the song is a bit boring and there were better in the semifinal.
7.Ukraine: Gaitana - Be my guest
I love Gaitana and she was one of my favorites in this semifinal but i didnt love the performance, i hope she can do it better in the final.
6.Estonia: Ott Lepland - Kuula
He is amazing and i really like the song but i dont know whats happening with him and his need to show how good singer he is doing long notes every second of the song, i think the song was really beautiful the way it was and this live eurovision version is too much for me.
5.Serbia: Zeljko Joksimovic - Nije ljubav stvar
Its good to see him again on the eurovision stag, i remember how much i hated him in 2004 cause he was the biggest competition to Ruslana and it was my 2nd eurovision so i was really in the love & hate years, now i like Lane moje and his song of this year, theres nothing bad to say about this and he got a great position in the final can he be the winner? hmm i hope no, too meh for me this year.
4.Norway: Tooji - Stay
All i can say about this is that it was a good performance and i love Tooji, he is fierce!
3. Turkey: Can Bonomo - Love me back
Nice song with a cool performance and a kinda weird singer, i like this, it looked really well on the screen and it was almost like the host entry, even if i like this i dont want it to win, is not good enough to take the 1st place but still im sure we will see him in the top 5.
2.FYR Macedonia: Kaliopi - Crno i belo
WOHOO! im so happy!! Kaliopi is not only a great singer but a lovely person. She did an amazing performance and i loved her part in the press conference. Bravo Kaliopi!! Good luck in the final!
1.Sweden: Loreen - Euphoria
You cant imagine how happy i am right now and i think i dont need to say anything, just watch that performance and then you maybe get to feel all the emotions that this song and Loreen has. Thanks to all the people who voted and suported Loreen, im sure this must be really hard for her but i hope she is enjoying everything. Thank you Loreen for this everlasting piece of art and if you are in europe dont forget to vote on saturday for song number 17!
Photos: Elke Roels (EBU)
Andres Putting (EBU)
Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Now that we got our 26 finalists, lets see the running order for the final:
1.United Kingdom - Engelbert Humperdinck
2.Hungary - Compact Disco
3.Albania - Rona Nishliu
4.Lithuania - Donny Montell
5.Bosnia & Herzegovina - Maya Sar
6.Russia - Buranovskiye Babushki
7.Iceland - Gréta Salóme & Jónsi
8.Cyprus - Ivi Adamou
9.France - Anggun
10.Italy - Nina Zilli
11.Estonia - Ott Lepland
12.Norway - Tooji
13.Azerbaijan - Sabina Babayeva
14.Romania - Mandinga
15.Denmark - Soluna Samay
16.Greece - Eleftheria Eleftheriou
17.Sweden - Loreen
18.Turkey - Can Bonomo
19.Spain - Pastora Soler
20.Germany - Roman Lob
21.Malta - Kurt Calleja
22.FYR Macedonia - Kaliopi
23.Ireland - Jedward
24.Serbia - Zeljko Joksimovic
25.Ukraine - Gaitana
26.Moldova - Pasha Parfeny