With one space left in the final, the cameras were focussed on Sweden’s Anna Bergenthal, and Denmark’s Chanee and N’evergreen. The scores will be revealed on Monday, but with the final place being awarded to the Danish duet singing a song that had been rejected by the Swedish broadcaster two years ago, you have to feel some sympathy for Bergenthal. Fair play to Denmark, as the couple finally found the spark of performance that has been lacking in this Schlager pop number that throws everything including the kitchen sink at the key change. Which looks to have been successful.
A Eurovision final without Sweden is going to be a strange place, up till now they’ve been there every year they’ve entered, but it’s a welcome return to Cyprus for the Saturday night show as Jon Lilygreen and the Islanders proved a popular qualifier. The fact that Jon is welsh, and the backing band includes Scots and Irish musicians might give the BBC some food for thought when the Cypriot result is compared to the UK’s Josh Dubovie.
Still, it should mean we get one tradition back, namely the annual exchange of twelve points between Greece and Cyprus!
Yes!! After five years of absence at the Eurovision Song Contest ,Cyprus passed to the grand final.Watched by an audience of 18,000 in the Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, and more than 120 million TV viewers in front of their TV sets in no less than 45 countries, the Final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest will be held tonight, starting at 21:00 CET (22:00 EET).
For the first time ever in a Eurovision Song Contest Final, you will be able to cast your vote right from the beginning of the show by SMS or phone in all 39 participating countries. The televote will account for 50% of each national vote, with the remaining 50% being determined by 5-member expert juries in each participating country. The combined vote of each nation will be transformed to the Eurovision scheme, with 12 points to the first placed entry, 10 to the second placed one, and then from 8 down to 1 point from the 3rd to the 10th place, and then they will be announced live on air by spokespersons from each country.
If you are not situated in one of the 45 countries where the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest is broadcast live, you can watch the show here, on ESCTV player.
Now, if you ask me which country I'll vote tonight, of course it'll be Greece!!! I can't vote my own country, but even if I could I'd give 12 points to OPA! This said, I also hope Cyprus will be in the first ten out of twenty-five.Jon Lillygreen from Wales, UK and The Islanders, will sing for Cyprus "Life Looks Better In Spring" My ... top ten exit poll! 1. Armenia 2. Greece 3. Ireland 4. Iceland 5. Georgia 6. Turkey 7. Azerbaijan 8. Germany 9. Cyprus 10. Israel