Eurovision Song Contest 2013 culminates in Malmö!

Eurovision 2013 final

Picture: Dennis Stachel

The 2013 Eurovision season comes to an end late tonight when Malmö Arena hosts the big final featuring 26 songs. Over 60 million people are watching Sweden tonight and after tonight we know who wins the 58th edition of Eurovision Song Contest. Can one of the pre-favorites reach the victory or will we get a surprise winner?

The running order was determined by the producers after each country were drawn into the first or second half of the show. In tonight’s show all the 39 countries can vote. The three-hour long show can be watched online through for example SVT webcast at 21:00 CET.

  1. France: Amandine Bourgeois – L’enfer et moi
  2. Lithuania: Andrius Pojavis – Something
  3. Moldova: Aliona Moon – O mie
  4. Finland: Krista Siegfrids – Marry Me
  5. Spain: ESDM – Contigo hasta el final
  6. Belgium: Roberto Bellarosa – Love Kills
  7. Estonia: Birgit – Et uus saaks alguse
  8. Belarus: Alyona Lanskaya – Solayoh
  9. Malta: Gianluca – Tomorrow
  10. Russia: Dina Garipova – What If
  11. Germany: Cascada – Glorious
  12. Armenia: Dorians – Lonely Planet
  13. Netherlands: Anouk – Birds
  14. Romania: Cezar – It’s My Life
  15. United Kingdom: Bonnie Tyler – Believe In Me
  16. Sweden: Robin Stjernberg – You
  17. Hungary: ByeAlex – Kedvesem
  18. Denmark: Emmelie de Forest – Only Teardrops
  19. Iceland: Eythor Ingi – Ég á líf
  20. Azerbaijan: Farid Mammadov – Hold Me
  21. Greece: Koza Mostra feat. Agathon Iakovidis – Alcohol Is Free
  22. Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich – Gravity
  23. Italy: Marco Mengoni – L’essenziale
  24. Norway: Margaret Berger – I Feed You My Love
  25. Georgia: Nodi & Sophie – Waterfall
  26. Ireland: Ryan Dolan – Only Love Survives

Opening and interval acts

Football player Zlatan Ibrahimović, the pride of Malmö, will open the grand final with a video greeting in which he welcomes us to his hometown. After that, the show starts in Malmö Arena where we’ll get to hear ‘We Write The Story’, written by ABBA’s Benny and Björn together with Avicii. Meanwhile, all the 26 participants walk on a bridge above the audience to the stage.

Loreen performs a medley of her new single ‘We Got The Power’, ‘My Heart Is Refusing Me’ and ‘Euphoria’ between the recaps. When the voting is over, the interval act begins. The interval act is a cabaret where also the hostess Petra Mede sings, we’ll also get to see dancing meatballs, a Midsummer pole, a woman in milk and two men kissing. Also the schlager queen Carola will be seen.

Print out scorecards

We have prepared a scorecard for tonight’s show. You can give points from 1 to 10 (or whatever you prefer) according to the visual performance, vocals and the song itself. Then count the points together and surprise, surprise, you’ll find out which countries are your and your fellow viewers’ favorites.

You can download and print out the scorecard here.



One response to “Eurovision Song Contest 2013 culminates in Malmö!

  1. Hi everyone!

    YYYYIIIIPPPPIIIIEEEE! Tonight is finally the night: the grand final of the 58th Eurovision Song Contest 2013 live from Malmö!

    If it’s up to me, the scoreboard may look like this tonight:

    01. Ukraine
    02. Azerbaijan
    03. Russia
    04. Georgia
    05. Moldova
    06. Iceland
    07. Belarus
    08. Estonia
    09. Netherlands
    10. United Kingdom
    11. Italy
    12. Romania
    13. Germany
    14. Finland
    15. Malta
    16. Belgium
    17. Sweden
    18. Ireland
    19. Denmark
    20. Spain
    21. Armenia
    22. Norway
    23. Lithuania
    24. France
    25. Greece
    26. Hungary

    In this final, I will vote for Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Iceland, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

    Of course I wish all participants the best of luck, but a victory for France, Greece or Hungary would disappoint me deeply.

    I also think it’s still a pity that the songs of Israel, Croatia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, FYR Macedonia and Switzerland didn’t qualify to the final! :( Imo, some of these countries deserved a place in the final more than the entries from Armenia, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania and Norway. But unfortunately I can’t change that. And next year there is another year and therefore new opportunities.

    For your information my top 39 of the Eurovision Song Contest Malmö 2013:

    39. Montenegro
    38. Hungary
    37. Greece
    36. France
    35. Latvia
    34. Bulgaria
    33. Albania
    32. Lithuania
    31. Norway
    30. Armenia
    29. Spain
    28. Austria
    27. Cyprus
    26. Denmark
    25. Ireland
    24. Slovenia
    23. Sweden
    22. Belgium
    21. Malta
    20. Finland
    19. Germany
    18. Croatia
    17. Romania
    16. FYR Macedonia
    15. Italy
    14. United Kingdom
    13. Netherlands
    12. Estonia
    11. San Marino
    10. Switzerland
    09. Belarus
    08. Serbia
    07. Israel
    06. Iceland
    05. Moldova
    04. Georgia
    03. Russia
    02. Azerbaijan
    01. Ukraine

    Lots of luck to all participants! Do your best and enjoy your moment on stage! Winning is always (a little bit) important, but especially to prove yourself. Don’t forget that all of you are actually already a winner because you have won the right to represent your country at the biggest, most acclaimed, most popular music festival in the world! May the best win! And eventually quality always comes floating to the surface, isn’ it?!

    I’d like to wish everyone who will be watching and will be listening all over the world, lots of listening and viewing pleasure tonight! Enjoy the show, the spectacle, the atmosphere, the magic …!

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