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EUROVISION 2013: The chosen songs so far…

Belarus

Chose on: 7th December 2012 7th March 2013
Alyona Lanskaya - Rhythm of Love Solayoh

*”Rythym Of Love” was originally picked by the public in December but “Solayoh” has been internally picked by BRTV

Switzerland

Chose on: 15th December 2012
Heilsarmee Tasaka - You & Me

*The group had to change their name as Heilsarmee was a part of the Salvation Army which broke EBU rules

Belgium

Chose on: 16th December 2012
Roberto Bellarosa - Love Kills

Lithuania

Chose on: 20th December 2012
Andrius Pojavis - Something

Albania

Chose on: 22nd December 2012
Bledar Sejko & Adrian Lulgjuraj - Identitet

Ukraine

Chose on: 23rd December 2012
Zlata Ognevich - Gravity

Denmark

Chose on: 24th January 2013
Emmelie De Forest - Only Teardrops

Iceland

Chose on: 2nd February 2013
Eyþór - Ég á líf

Malta

Chose on: 2nd February 2013
Gianluca Bezzina - Tomorrow

Norway

Chose on: 9th February 2013
Margaret Berger - I Feed You My Love

Finland

Chose on: 9th February 2013
Krista Segfrid - Marry Me

Slovenia

Revealed on: 14th February 2013
Hannah - Straight Into Love

Cyprus

Revealed on: 14th February 2013
Despina Olympiou - An Me Thimase

Germany

Chose on: 14th February 2013
Cascada - Glorious

Austria

Chose on: 15th February 2013
Natalia Kelly - Shine

Latvia

Chose on: 16th February 2013
PeR - Here We Go

Greece

Chose on: 18th February 2013 
Koza Mostra Ft. Agathonas - Alcohol is Free

Ireland

Chose on: 22nd February 2013
Ryan Dolan - Only Love Survives

Russia

Revealed on: 24th February 2013 
Dina Garipova - What If

Spain

Chose on: 26th February 2013 
El Sueno De Morfeo - Contigo Hasta el Final

Georgia

Revealed on: 26th February 2013 
Sophie and Nodi - Waterfall

Croatia

Revealed on: 26th February 2013 
Klapa S Mora- Mižerja

Armenia

Chose on: 2nd March 2013 
Gor Sujyan and The Dorians- Lonely Planet

Hungary

Chose on: 2nd March 2013
Bye Alex- Kedvesem

Estonia

Chose on: 2nd March 2013
Birgit Õigemeel- Et Uus Saaks Alguse

Bulgaria

Chose on: 3rd March 2013
Elitsa and Stoyan - Kismet Samo Shampioni

*On March 11th, BRT announced that the duo would sing Samo Shampioni (which came 2nd) instead

Serbia

Chose on: 3rd March 2013
Moje 3 - Ljubav je svuda

United Kingdom

Revealed on: 7th March 2013
Bonny Tyler - Believe In Me

Israel

Chose on: 7th March 2013
Moran Mazor - Rak Bishvilo

Sweden

Chose on: 9th March 2013
Robin Stjernberg - You

Romania

Chose on: 9th March 2013
Cezar - It’s My Life

The Netherlands

Revealed on: 11th March 2013
Anouk - Birds

France

Revealed on: 13th March 2013
Amandine Bourgeois - L’enfer et moi

Montenegro

Revealed on: 14th March 2013
Who See - Igranka

San Marino

Revealed on: 15th March 2013
Valentina Monetta - Crisalide

FYR Macedonia

Revealed on: 15th March 2013
Esma and Vlatko - Pred Da Se Razdeni

Moldova

Chose on: 16th March 2013
Aliona Moon - A Million

Italy

Revealed on: 18th March 2013
Marco Mengoni - L’essenziale

REVEALED: The Jury and Public Results Split

Today, we finally learned how the votes for The Eurovision Song Contest were split. The EBU announced the points each country was given from the Jury and the Public televote - these were published on the official Eurovision website.

First, a recap of last year

When John and Edward performed “Lipstick" in Dusseldorf for the 2011 contest it was the Jury that preferred the duo to the public. The jury gave "Lipstick" 119 points where the Public gave it 101 points (okay, it wasn’t much difference).

So what about this year?

As we know, the twins and their song “Waterline" finished the contest in 19th place after receiving 46 points from the Public and Jury combined but it wasn’t known if the twins had gained more favour with the Public, or like last year… the Jury.

Turns out it was…. the public

Clicking here will lead you to the full list of scores but it’s a bit of a mess so I singled out Ireland’s votes here:

Basically, if you look at the table showing the Grand Final results… If, like 5 years ago it was only down to the public to decide then “Waterline” would have finished in 10th Place in the competition. 

The Jury however, didn’t like it at all. If only their votes counted then the boys would have finished 25th out of 26 acts. Only the UK’s Englebert Humperdinck received less points from the jury.

Here’s some other interesting stuff the results revealed:

  • As expected, the Jury didn’t like Russia as much as the public did. However, they did get way more points from them than Ireland did. Personally, I think this proves just how bad Jury taste was.
  • Lithuania, Iceland and Norway were the only countries the Jury and Public agreed on.
  • Cyprus and Greece had two very similar songs with two very similar acts and performances. The Jury preferred Ivi Adamou where the public preferred Eleftheria.
  • The Jury and Public also agreed on the last placings in both Semi Finals where Slovakia and Austria finished.
  • France did apalling in the televote. No one voted for Anggun. Nil Points.

* I’d like to point out to you that in the list that I linked earlier, Ireland are down as being in 20th place. This is not true, they finished 19th. Iceland tied with them with 46pts but as Ireland received points from more countries, they placed higher. In that list they’ve put them in alphabetical order.

VIDEO: Highlights - Jedward in Baku (Eurovision 2012)

HIGHLIGHTS: Jedward in Baku (Eurovision 2012) by @jadehill2001 

Eurovision 2012 Songs on iTunes

Jedward’s Waterline is available in Ireland now and world wide on 9th April 2012

The official CD will be released in May but if you’re not wanting to buy the whole thing and only like a song or two then some are on iTunes now… I’ve searched for them all and here is what I was able to find:

NOTE: These were all found on the UK iTunes. I can only assume the ones I found are available worldwide. Some other songs I wasn’t able to find might be available in your home country though.

Austria Trackshittaz - Woki Mit Deim Popo

Bosnia & Herzegovina Maya Sar - Korake Ti Znam

Bulgaria Sofi Marinova - Love Unlimited

Croatia Nina Badric - Nebo

Cyprus Ivi Adamou - La La Love

Denmark Soluna Samay - Should’ve Known Better

Estonia Ott Lepland - Kuula

Finland Pernilla Karlsson - När jag blundar

France Anggun - Echo (You & I)

Germany Roman Lob - Standing Still

Hungary Compact Disco - Sound of Our Hearts

Iceland Greta and Jonsi - Never Forget

Ireland Jedward - Waterline 

Netherlands Joan Franka - You & Me

Norway Tooji - Stay

Portugal Filipa Sousa - Vida Minha (Track #12)

Romania Mandinga - Zaleilah

San Marino Valentino Monetta - Facebook Uh Oh Oh

Sweden Loreen - Euphoria

Spain Pastora Soler - Quédate Conmigo (Track #1)

FAN VIDEO: Jedward Light Your Fire Eurovision 2012 by @Ed_witha_Zzz from the UK @planetjedward

John and Edward in Romania

On the 10th March 2012, Romania became Jedified… Joining Anggun and Hotel FM, John and Edward performed on the National Final “Selectia Nationala”.

Check out the video’s below to see them being interviewed and performing on the show.

Jedward being interviewed before performing (via @JedwardGenius)

Jedward performing their 2012 entry “Waterline” (Via @JedwardGenius)

Jedward sound check

The male Romanian presenter LOVED the twins as you can see when he’s introducing them. Let’s hope the rest of Romania did because Romania will also perform in the 1st Semi Final and can therefore vote too.

Earlier today the twins tweeted that they would be returning to Sweden and then heading, for the first time, to Denmark. What they’ll be doing there remains to be seen so watch this space.

Travelling to Baku, Azerbaijan for Eurovision

Now that John and Edward have SUCEEDED in becoming Ireland’s representative for Eurovision 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan that some of you may be thinking about attending.

This will be Azerbaijan’s first time hosting the event and their approach to organising the contest is very different to what we’ve seen before. There’s much more to think about when travelling to Azerbaijan than say, Italy (which was very nearly the case) so here’s some information to help you:

Visas

You cannot enter Azerbaijan without getting a visa. These will be about €60. The Azeri Government has agreed that as long as you have a Eurovision ticket, you can get these upon arrival at any airport (although we think you can still get them in advance too). Check the visa requirements here so you have everything you need. Your passport must have at least 3 months left on it. Visa information can be found here.

Tickets

Tickets for Eurovision finals go on sale on Tuesday 28th February. No further details have been released yet. Last year prices final ranged from €89 to €189, took about 5 hours to get and then sold out fast. Semi-final tickets did not sell out and cost €29 - €119 but each year every country is different dependant on local prices.

There is also a jury final (final dress rehearsal) that may be on sale. Apart from this jury final you CANNOT get tickets to any other rehearsals. The arena this year is MUCH smaller and should sell out fast for all events. All will be sold online. Keep checking Eurovision.tv and Eurovision.az for news.

Hotels

The Azeri Government have block booked ALL hotels as there are not enough in Baku. You are currently not able to book any. These will be released on a certain date and are expected to sell out fast. Before the Azeri Government closed and cancelled existing bookings, hotels were costing about €300 per person per night!

They say that a variety of hotels will be made available in different classes and price ranges. The hotel site is here, and we think online booking will open up on the 1st of March and close on the 10th of April.

Flights

Baku is serviced by several airlines: Aeroflot, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Aerosvit, Turkish Airlines, and British Airways. Cheapest flights from London or Dublin to Baku, which take about 10 hours, are currently about €570.

Eurovision Timetable

If it runs like last year and the year before, looking at Ireland’s place in the draw, the following timetable may be about right, but all rehearsals have yet to be confirmed:

13 May - Rehearsals start
14 May - First rehearsal for Semifinal1
17 & 18 May - Second rehearsal for Semifinal 1
19 May - Opening Ceremony Red Carpet event / Mayor’s Reception
21 May - Dress rehearsals 1 & 2 for Semifinal1
22 May - Dress rehearsal 3 and First Semi-Final
- IRELAND
24 May - Second Semi-Final
25 May - Dress rehearsals 1 & 2, & Jury Final
26 May - Dress rehearsal 3 & Grand Final

So there you go… and maybe The Eurovision Song Contest 2013 will be in Dublin.

FAN VIDEO: Good Luck Jedward….

Here is the “Good Luck” video for John and Edward who will be competing in Eurosong for a second time tomorrow (24th Feb)

Thanks to all of the Jedward fans who submitted a picture into this project. Let’s RT it to @planetjedward so they can see the messages fans have provided

FLASHMOB: Grand Canal, Dublin (12th Feb)

John and Edward performed at Dublin’s Grand Canal on Sunday 12th Feb and fans took it upon themselves to do something special as promotion for “Waterline”… This is what they got up to…

Flashmob: The Making Of…

Flashmob: Outtakes

Flashmob: A Practice runthrough

Flashmob: The official Video