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Eurovision Song Contest 2014
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 6 May 2014
Semi-final 2 date 8 May 2014
Final date 10 May 2014
Host
Venue B&W Hallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark
Presenter(s) Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel, and Pilou Asbæk
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Host broadcaster Denmark, eurovision DR
Participants
Number of entries 37
Returning countries Flag of Poland Poland
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Withdrawing countries Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Croatia Croatia
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of Serbia Serbia
Voting
Voting system Countries vote 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points with a 50/50 jury and televote combination
Winner Flag of Austria Austria
"Rise Like a Phoenix" by Conchita Wurst
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, following Emmelie de Forest's win in the 2013 contest with the song "Only Teardrops". This was the third time that Denmark hosted the contest, the last time being in 2001. Denmark was also the first country to win twice in the new millennium, and the second country after Sweden to host the contest twice in the new millennium.

Thirty-seven countries competed in the contest. The preliminary dates set for the two semi-finals were 6 May and 8 May 2014, with the final planned for the evening of 10 May 2014.

Three cities and four arenas placed bids to hold the contest. Copenhagen's B&W Hallerne and a large tent of the grounds of DR Byen, Herning's Jyske Bank Boxen, and Horsens' Fængslet (which is a prison). On September 2, 2013 it was revealed that B&W Hallerne was chosen to host the contest.

Location

Bidding Phase

Copenhagen's B&W Hallerne and a large tent of the grounds of DR Byen, Herning's Jyske Bank Boxen, and Horsens' Fængslet (which is a prison) all have placed bids to host the contest. The deadline for bigs was on June 19, 2013. On September 2, 2013 it was revealed that B&W Hallerne was chosen to host the contest.

City Venue Capacity Notes
Aalborg Gigantium 8,500 Hosted Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2006, 2010 and 2012. Withdrew on 17 June 2013.
Copenhagen A large tent on the grounds of DR Byen 10-15,000
B&W Hallerne 10,000
Parken Stadium 50,000 Hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2001. Withdrew on 28 June 2013.
Fredericia MesseC 8,000 Withdrew on 26 June 2013.
Herning Jyske Bank Boxen 15,000 Hosted the final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2013
Horsens Fængslet 13,000

Participants

Semi-final 1

Spain, France, and Denmark voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01 Flag of Armenia Armenia English Aram MP3 "Not Alone" 4 121
02 Flag of Latvia Latvia English, Latvian Aarzemnieki "Cake to Bake" 13 33
03 Flag of Estonia Estonia English Tanja "Amazing" 12 36
04 Flag of Sweden Sweden English Sanna Nielsen "Undo" 2 131
05 Flag of Iceland Iceland English Pollapönk "No Prejudice" 8 61
06 Flag of Albania Albania English Hersi "One Night's Anger" 15 22
07 Flag of Russia.svg Russia English Tolmachevy Sisters "Shine" 6 63
08 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan English Dilara Kazimova "Start a Fire" 9 57
09 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine English Mariya Yaremchuk "Tick-Tock" 5 118
10 Flag of Belgium Belgium English Axel Hirsoux "Mother" 14 28
11 Flag of Moldova Moldova English Cristina Scarlat "Wild Soul" 16 13
12 Flag of San Marino San Marino English Valentina Monetta "Maybe" 10 40
13 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal Portuguese Suzy "Quero Ser Tua" I want to be yours 11 39
14 Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands English The Common Linnets "Calm After the Storm" 1 150
15 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Montenegrin Sergej Ćetković "Moj svijet" (Мој свијет) My world 7 63
16 Flag of Hungary Hungary English András Kállay-Saunders "Running" 3 127

Semi-final 2

Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01 Flag of Malta Malta English Firelight "Coming Home" 9 63
02 Flag of Israel Israel English, Hebrew Mei Finegold "Same Heart" 14 19
03 Flag of Norway Norway English Carl Espen "Silent Storm" 6 77
04 Flag of Georgia Georgia English The Shin and Mariko "Three Minutes to Earth" 15 15
05 Flag of Poland Poland Polish, English Donatan & Cleo "My Słowianie - We Are Slavic" Us Slavs - We Are Slavic 8 70
06 Flag of Austria Austria English Conchita Wurst "Rise Like a Phoenix" 1 169
07 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania English Vilija "Attention" 11 36
08 Flag of Finland Finland English Softengine "Something Better" 3 97
09 Flag of Ireland Ireland English Can-Linn feat. Kasey Smith "Heartbeat" 12 35
10 Flag of Belarus Belarus English Teo "Cheesecake" 5 87
11 Flag of Macedonia F.Y.R. Macedonia English Tijana "To the Sky" 13 33
12 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland English Sebalter "Hunter of Stars" 4 92
13 Flag of Greece Greece English Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd "Rise Up" 7 74
14 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia English, Slovene Tinkara Kovač "Round and Round" 10 52
15 Flag of Romania Romania English Paula Seling & Ovi "Miracle" 2 125


Final

Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine English Mariya Yaremchuk "Tick-Tock" 6 113
02 Flag of Belarus Belarus English Teo "Cheesecake" 16 43
03 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan English Dilara Kazimova "Start a Fire" 22 33
04 Flag of Iceland Iceland English Pollapönk "No Prejudice" 15 58
05 Flag of Norway Norway English Carl Espen "Silent Storm" 8 88
06 Flag of Romania Romania English Paula Seling & Ovi "Miracle" 12 72
07 Flag of Armenia Armenia English Aram MP3 "Not Alone" 4 174
08 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Montenegrin Sergej Ćetković "Moj svijet" (Мој свијет) My world 19 37
09 Flag of Poland Poland Polish, English Donatan & Cleo "My Słowianie – We Are Slavic" Us Slavs – We Are Slavic 14 62
10 Flag of Greece Greece English Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd "Rise Up" 20 35
11 Flag of Austria Austria English Conchita Wurst "Rise Like a Phoenix" 1 290
12 Flag of Germany Germany English Elaiza "Is It Right" 18 39
13 Flag of Sweden Sweden English Sanna Nielsen "Undo" 3 218
14 France France French TWIN TWIN "Moustache" 26 2
15 Flag of Russia.svg Russia English The Tolmachevy Sisters "Shine" 7 89
16 Flag of Italy Italy Italian Emma "La mia città" My city 21 33
17 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia English, Slovene Tinkara Kovač "Round and Round" 25 9
18 Flag of Finland Finland English Softengine "Something Better" 11 72
19 Flag of Spain.svg Spain English, Spanish Ruth Lorenzo "Dancing in the Rain" 17 40
20 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland English Sebalter "Hunter of Stars" 13 64
21 Flag of Hungary Hungary English András Kállay-Saunders "Running" 5 143
22 Flag of Malta Malta English Firelight "Coming Home" 23 32
23 Denmark, eurovision Denmark English Basim "Cliché Love Song" 9 74
24 Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands English The Common Linnets "Calm After the Storm" 2 238
25 Flag of San Marino San Marino English Valentina Monetta "Maybe" 24 14
26 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom English Molly "Children of the Universe" 10 72

Other Countries

  • Flag of Andorra Andorra – The Andorran broadcaster has informed esctoday.com that due to financial reasons and a tight budget the broadcaster has decided not to participate at the Eurovision Song Contest. Hence we will not see Andorra return to Eurovision next year.
  • Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina - Despite the Bosnian broadcaster Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT) initially stating their intention to participate in the contest, on 18 December 2013 it was announced that they would not be taking part due to a lack of sponsorship.
  • Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria – Though at first BNT announced its participation, later on 22 November 2013, BNT announced its withdrawal, due to budget cuts and financial reasons.
  • Flag of Croatia Croatia – Croatian broadcaster Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) announced on 19 September 2013 that they are withdrawing from the 2014 contest, citing the European financial crisis, as well as a string of poor results between 2010 and 2013 influencing their decision to take a year break. The last time Croatia qualified for the grand final was in 2009.
  • Flag of Cyprus Cyprus – Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) has withdrawn from 2014 citing public indifference and the economic crisis for not taking part.
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic – The Czech broadcaster Česká televize (ČT) commented on their Facebook page that they have no plans on returning to the contest.
  • Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein – 1 Fürstentum Liechtenstein Television (1FLTV) previously sought government subsidies to support membership in the EBU. The broadcaster originally intended to participate in 2013, however it has yet to join the EBU which is a requirement for entering the contest. On 10 September 2013, 1FLTV informed and confirmed to Esctoday.com that Liechtenstein wound not be participating in Copenhagen; stating that the broadcaster has no plans to join the EBU at the moment.
  • Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg – The chief executive officer of RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg, Alain Berwick, stated that Luxembourg would not return to the contest, citing the potential financial burden of hosting the contest and a lack of public interest as reasons for this decision.
  • Flag of Monaco Monaco – The Monegasque broadcaster Télé Monte Carlo (TMC) has informed Esctoday.com that Monaco would not be returning to the contest in 2014.
  • Flag of Morocco Morocco – On 11 September 2013, Moroccan broadcaster Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT) informed and confirmed to Esctoday.com that they have not rule out the possibility of making a comeback in the near future, but currently have no plans to make their return at the 2014 contest.
  • Flag of Serbia Serbia – On November 22, 2013 Serbia announces its withdrawal, due to financial reasons.
  • Flag of Slovakia Slovakia – Participation in the 2014 contest was denied by the official Twitter feed for the Slovakian broadcaster Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (RTVS), when they were asked by ESC Club Slovakia on September 1st whether they would be taking part in the 2014 contest.
  • Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey – On 14 September 2013, the general director of Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), İbrahim Şahin, stated that there are no plans to return to the contest under the current conditions. Dissatisfaction with the introduction of a mixed jury/televote voting system and the current status of the "Big Five" were once again cited as reasons for this decision.


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