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Jukica
3rd May 2013, 18:05
Make sure to check this link all the time as we will continue to update it all day long

LIVE: Semi Final 1 – Day 2 COVERAGE | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/live-semi-final-1-day-2-coverage/)




Schedule for first rehearsals:
http://oi42.tinypic.com/18g9zp.jpg
(times are in CEST [CET summer] time zone)

All first rehearsals are closed for the accredited press and fans, but can be followed at the Euroclub.

Please don't forget to check this thread and 1st post because it will be updated with rehearsals YT links and polls (Which rehearsal was the best for each day) every day. :D

http://www.queenslandrail.com.au/AboutUs/CustomerCharter/PublishingImages/time_icon-40x40.jpg Time zones:
18:00 Sydney
16:00 Novosibirsk
13:00 Baku
12:00 Moscow, Tbilisi, Yerevan
11:00 Athens, Bucharest, Bratislava, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kyiv, Jerusalem
10:00 Malmö, Beograd, Berlin, Budapest, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Rome
09:00 Dublin, Lisbon, London
08:00 Reykjavik
05:00 Rio de Janeiro
04:00 New York, Toronto
01:00 LA



DAY 1:
1. Austria (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvJSeS9J6P0) | 15.49% (5.)
2. Estonia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQUgNjaoAQQ) | 11.27 % (7.)
3. Slovenia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=814QQ9e8DA0) | 14.08 % (6.)
4. Croatia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJivYUvK_TM) | 16.90 % (4.)
5. Denmark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_KdoWrL2Iw) | 21.13 % (2.)
6. Russia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIlnzYavdHY) | 11.27 % (7.)
7. Ukraine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYBuUmAzwZY) | 21.13 % (2.)
8. The Netherlands (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXPhDUnameA) | 46.48 % (1.)

Matt
5th May 2013, 18:58
We're in Malmo, coverage will start tomorrow :D

ESC United has arrived in Malmo | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/esc-united-has-arrived-in-malmo/)

Smudy
5th May 2013, 19:26
God, tomorrow! We are there already!

Jim
5th May 2013, 22:28
We're in Malmo, coverage will start tomorrow :D

ESC United has arrived in Malmo | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/esc-united-has-arrived-in-malmo/)

You're in Malmo, in ESC period and I think that you will have a great time and of course I wish you that too! I feel a little .... jealous of you now! Have a great time! :)

Simon87
5th May 2013, 22:44
There is a little error Belgium is before Serbia not Lithuania

SRBIJA
5th May 2013, 23:03
God, tomorrow! We are there already!

This xheat

GermanBango
5th May 2013, 23:35
My favourite 2 weeks of the year are finally here :)
oh it's a ryhme :D

Matt
6th May 2013, 07:51
Yawn........woke up at 6 AM and now getting ready for the day. The first rehearsals is at 10:00 CST so we'll be at the Euroclub prior to that.

Franco
6th May 2013, 10:40
20 minutes to the beginning...
But the most awaited rehearsal will be this afternoon, with Anouk: we know absolutely nothing about her kind of performance.

Matt
6th May 2013, 11:20
Make sure to check this link all the time as we will continue to update it all day long

LIVE: Semi Final 1 – Day 1 COVERAGE | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/live-semi-final-1-day-1-coverage/)

Odalis
6th May 2013, 11:50
Thank you so much! I cannot wait to read your impressions on other contestants' rehearsals that we are not able to see unfortunately xheat

Nikoreindeer1973
6th May 2013, 11:53
It's the final countdown

Matt
6th May 2013, 11:56
Austria and Estonia (still rehearsing) added

94ayd
6th May 2013, 11:59
Meh, so these first 4 days are sort of a waste of time. It is interesting, however, how close will we be able to imagine what the performances actually look like. ;)

Matt
6th May 2013, 12:37
Slovenia is rehearsing: Check here LIVE: Semi Final 1 – Day 1 COVERAGE | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/live-semi-final-1-day-1-coverage/)

94ayd
6th May 2013, 12:51
At least eurovision.tv is uploading small bits of the performances on stage. :)

bashers
6th May 2013, 16:32
Austria sounded great! Russian backing singers need to up their game, definite tuning issues. Why are they stood behind lights? I know they're backing singers but thats just harsh!

Synergise
6th May 2013, 16:33
Lots of excellent vocals in this half of the semi final!

EscTurkey
6th May 2013, 16:40
Austria sounded great! Russian backing singers need to up their game, definite tuning issues. Why are they stood behind lights? I know they're backing singers but thats just harsh!

From the coverage in the homepage:
''The big finish comes as anticipated with the backup singers coming from the back and moving in front to form a line with Dina.''

Nothing's as harsh as Dana International's performance in 1998, 3 slim girls singing together and a fat woman on her own. :D :D

dezbee2008
6th May 2013, 16:52
Just got up. I've only seen a bit of Austria so far, though.



Meh, so these first 4 days are sort of a waste of time.


True, but it's nice to know we are getting updates.

EDIT: Just seen them all except Denmark and the Netherlands.

SiXo
6th May 2013, 17:56
I think Slovenia takes the cake for best rehearsal! I was just blown away by dress, Hanna's voice and the dance!!

RomanFromRussia
6th May 2013, 18:03
Russia has the best rehearsal today IMHO. There's a harmony of song and performance.
Ukraine today is runner up. Why is Ukraine not first today even if her vocals is the best today? The answer is - GIANT! He is out of place in this performance
Third is Croatia. For me it's a dark horse of this semifinal. Good vocals, good clothes song is meh.
Fourth place for me today is the Netherlands. Good vocals, but her performance has nothing special to be memorable, it's too minimalistic in my opinion
The Fifth for me is Estonia. Birgit has great voice, minimalistic performance, and one of the most forgettable songs in ESC 2013.
The Sixth for me is Denmark. The worst vocal today, but the song and her charisma will help her reach the final, and maybe win the whole contest
Seventh place today - Slovenia. Tasteless performance, good vocal, so-so song. Only vocal will save her from the bottom-3 of semifinal

Smudy
6th May 2013, 19:00
I don't know what that was with Denmark. But i don't want to judge it yet, since the camera appeared to be more far away than with the entries so far or is it just me? :D

EscTurkey
6th May 2013, 19:30
See the dislike bars

Ell/Nikki's first rehearsal (impression) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mc_kqAwMJY)

Sweden First Rehearsal - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mJJ1fTr2WQ)

This explains everything.
COPENHAGEN 2014!

busybee
6th May 2013, 20:24
See the dislike bars

Ell/Nikki's first rehearsal (impression) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mc_kqAwMJY)

Sweden First Rehearsal - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mJJ1fTr2WQ)

This explains everything.
COPENHAGEN 2014!

Exactly :)

QwaarJet
6th May 2013, 20:29
So here is my ranking from the videos and everything I've read.

1. Netherlands - Great vocals, anthemic performance and good use of the projector.
2. Croatia - Faultless vocals, and a minimalist performance. This was borderline before, now It's an almost sure qualifier.
3. Denmark - Solid vocals, very little changed from DMGP. It was pretty much perfect before. Got the biggest reaction from the press.
4. Estonia - Everything presented tastefully, great vocals but the song is just dull.
5. Ukraine - Expectedly good vocals, but everything on stage was a mess. The giant was tragically bad.
6. Austria - Doesn't do enough on stage, vocals are OK.
7. Russia - Someone seems to have borrowed Cyprus 2011's white orbs. Cheesy, solid vocals but as with Ukraine it doesn't work on stage.
8. Slovenia - Utter crap. It's focusing heavily on the visuals to take away from the hopeless vocals. Needs a LOT of work.

dezbee2008
6th May 2013, 20:43
I think the best performance today goes to the Netherlands, with Slovenia, Denmark, Austria, and Ukraine tailing behind.

I actually like the clothes on the Croatian guys.

Russia and Estonia were meh, especially Russia...

Smudy
6th May 2013, 20:44
Croatia had the best vocal performance, telling from those snippets. Netherlands, Ukraine were also very nice performed. The rest was about at the same level.

Terence
6th May 2013, 22:01
Oh no, I can take anything Ukraine placed on stage in the past but that giant??? Although I will judge it fully when I see the whole product!!

Great job from Russia & the Netherlands.

escYOUnited
7th May 2013, 02:39
From one fan to another: Zack’s recap of Day 1 rehearsals | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/from-one-fan-to-another-zacks-recap-of-day-1-rehearsals/)

daniels1000
7th May 2013, 02:43
The poll about your favourite rehearsals has been added xcheer

itola
7th May 2013, 08:49
voted

Mykola
7th May 2013, 09:11
I dont understand, how you can judge from these appearances 1m 30sek, of them, 25 seconds is very poor quality of the song......

Matt
7th May 2013, 11:40
Follow our live updated for Day 2 of rehearsals

LIVE: Semi Final 1 – Day 2 COVERAGE | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/live-semi-final-1-day-2-coverage/)

SpZ
7th May 2013, 11:44
Why are the poll results hidden?

Matt
7th May 2013, 11:56
Fixed

94ayd
7th May 2013, 12:48
For me, it's ::ee. Those few seconds really worked magic for me. I used to have that song at 24th but not it's almost made my top 10. :D

demonl
7th May 2013, 14:07
The staging will look so much better with all the camera angles and cuts that happens, watching it from a single distant camera and all the staging looks pretty meh (although weak audio recordings does affect this too).

Matt
7th May 2013, 14:22
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mFe0YrrfJIc

Terence
7th May 2013, 14:42
Russia was great for me although those backing vocalists need to be shifted!!! The Netherlands was professional too!

Steffan
7th May 2013, 17:35
Are there any streams this year? I know there were before...

SiXo
7th May 2013, 17:40
Moldova was by far the best for me today! I loved eveything.

Leona
7th May 2013, 18:01
I hate the backround in Ireland!

QwaarJet
7th May 2013, 18:53
Are there any streams this year? I know there were before...

EscXtra are streaming, but they suddenly aren't allowed to broadcast the music audio.

katapult
7th May 2013, 22:10
I hate the backround in Ireland!

Yes, it doesn't fit this song at all. (What was that supposed to be? A reference to Celtic heritage? Ok ok, but: It still doesn't fit this song!)

escYOUnited
7th May 2013, 22:25
We were able to briefly talk to all 8 acts that rehearsed today, we'll be back tomorrow with more interviews

Rehearals – Day 2 Interviews | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/rehearals-day-2-interviews/)

daniels1000
8th May 2013, 00:21
DAY 1 RESULTS:
1. Austria (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvJSeS9J6P0) | 15.49% (5.)
2. Estonia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQUgNjaoAQQ) | 11.27 % (7.)
3. Slovenia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=814QQ9e8DA0) | 14.08 % (6.)
4. Croatia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJivYUvK_TM) | 16.90 % (4.)
5. Denmark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_KdoWrL2Iw) | 21.13 % (2.)
6. Russia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIlnzYavdHY) | 11.27 % (7.)
7. Ukraine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYBuUmAzwZY) | 21.13 % (2.)
8. The Netherlands (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXPhDUnameA) | 46.48 % (1.)

Matt
8th May 2013, 01:15
From one fan to another: Zack’s recap of Day 2 rehearsals | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/from-one-fan-to-another-zacks-recap-of-day-2-rehearsals/)

CypriotGirl
8th May 2013, 01:35
I wasn't impressed by any of today's rehearsals.


Montenegro - awful
Belgium - bad
Belarus - kitch as hell
Moldova - overall good but I hate that fire effects, totally a copy of Azeri's performance last year
Ireland - horrible
Cyprus - decent, nice dress, vocally good but overdid it in the end as we can hear
Lithuania - good, I dislike this one less after watching that. He was vocally powerful and the back vocals worked very well, that's what was missing from the song so far.
Serbia - same with above, I still don't like the song but the rehearsal was nice, and the clothes are (after first shock) cute.



I voted for the ones in bold.

Terence
8th May 2013, 09:26
Moldova by far... you know how much I think the song is overrated and all, but that was one great rehearsal!

Serbia is good too but those outfits need to go. NOW.

itola
8th May 2013, 09:35
Voted.

Hayato
8th May 2013, 13:28
Moldova by far... you know how much I think the song is overrated and all, but that was one great rehearsal!

Serbia is good too but those outfits need to go. NOW.

Overrated? Where? Certainly not on this forum!

Moldova was easily the best.

94ayd
8th May 2013, 14:05
This time I do agree with the masses - ::md totally blew my mind! :D

Terence
8th May 2013, 15:22
Overrated? Where? Certainly not on this forum!

Moldova was easily the best.

It just couldn't leave Big Brother + it has its fairly big share of fans!!!

Hayato
8th May 2013, 15:36
It just couldn't leave Big Brother + it has its fairly big share of fans!!!

It should have won that game!

SRBIJA
8th May 2013, 17:47
Moldova totally left me speechless. xheart

kengaIME
8th May 2013, 19:17
voted :D

bashers
8th May 2013, 22:31
Netherlands sounded good but I still feels it's too haunting. Belgium sounded good, seem to be underrated in my opinion! Belarus: wasn't expecting such a good performance in the snippet given. Montenegro: Rapping is shocking. Igranka pulls the song up to modern charts! Ireland - really starting to enjoy this song now. Those dancers are HOT!! Cyprus i'm a little disappointed with. Moldova - wow! Why have I not noticed this as much before? I love her voice and the performance is different! Lithuania - Next! Serbia - vocals are fantastic but performance needs more!

Simon87
10th May 2013, 15:33
This poll should have been closed yesterday :confused:

Matt
10th May 2013, 19:10
Make sure to check out our Live coverage of the second rehearsal where all 16 Semi Final are performing

LIVE: Semi Final 1 (http://www.escunited.com/home/live-semi-final-1-day-5-coverage/)

Centrix
10th May 2013, 22:56
I'm so happy that you like a song in my language. Congrats Moldova, I am sure that all Romanians will vote for this beautiful song. You can not stay indifferent at a song like this especially if you are Romanian. I hope Moldova will be top 5.

bashers
11th May 2013, 17:38
Moldova smashed it! What a dark horse!

Jukica
11th May 2013, 19:50
Just a quick update - I'll update the first post with the rest of rehearsal dates later today or tomorrow :D

AAore
12th May 2013, 12:21
Wow. Romania is great this year!!

Matt
12th May 2013, 16:06
Press voting updated scoreboard

http://www.escunited.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/DSC00758.jpg

cassio
12th May 2013, 17:36
Press voting updated scoreboard




Thanks Matt

It looks like a tight run If I'm reading the voting's correct

SF 1

Denmark 137
Russia 132
Netherlands 115
Ireland 112
Ukraine 107
Belarus 107
Moldova 101
Austria 86
Belgium 85
Serbia 84
------------
Montenegro 83


SF 2
Norway 133
Azerbaijan 131
Greece 123
San Marino 114
Georgia 113
Finland 109
Iceland 98
Israel 91
Hungary 84
Malta 83
------------
Macedonia 71

Vittra
12th May 2013, 18:47
Late to the party, but here goes:

1st rehearsal:
Austria: Good voice, boring performance (looks stiff), ok song. I like the colors.
Estonia: Another bland song and boring performance.
Slovenia: The performance was better than the previous two. I like that they seem to be moving around on stage and that Hannah is interacting with the dancers.
Croatia: I love the colors and lightning here! This is the first time I hear this song and I quite like it. I'm not sure I like the way they are interacting with each other on stage. It looks fake.
Denmark: I hate orange :lol: . Ugh, I hate it when the singer(s) don't move around on stage. She needs to work the camera more! She looked uninterested.
Russia: This left me with absolutely no impressions. Are those things on stage balloons or light bulbs?
Ukraine: Lovely colors. Love the dress. That's about it.
The Netherlands: Zzzzzzz. Good voice, but Zzzzzz. How did this get 46% of the votes?!

Montenegro: Haha, what?
Belgium: Average ESC-performance. Didn't really stand out in any way.
Belarus: Yay, prop! Did I mention that I hate orange? Because I do.
Moldova: Wow, that's more like it! This is a ballad I can enjoy. Interesting show, nice backdrop and I love the colors and lightning.
Ireland: I hate the backdrop. It looks like Ryan is having fun on stage and the song makes me smile. Love the dancers ;) .
Cyprus: Oh no, another ballad where pretty much nothing happens on stage.
Lithuania: Purple is my favourite color :D .
Serbia: Alright.

My top 3:
1. Moldova
2. Denmark
3. Croatia

Will make it to the final: ::dk ::ie ::md ::hr ::nl ::ua ::sl ::rs ::be ::at

To the artists: Interact with the camera! Don't just stand there! I based my comments on the first rehearsal so the final performance might look different (I hope so).

SpZ
12th May 2013, 19:35
Press voting updated scoreboard

http://www.escunited.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/DSC00758.jpg

Didn't the press like Montenegro after the rehearsals?

This poll here is kinda dated too.

cassio
12th May 2013, 21:18
Didn't the press like Montenegro after the rehearsals?

This poll here is kinda dated too.

I think you are mixing some polls together, the rehearsals finished yesterday for sf1 and sf2 the scoreboard will not be updated more today they are at the opening ceremony it is only the press who can vote

Matt
14th May 2013, 17:55
Semi Final 1 tonight. Here are the ESC United's predictions. Share you owns right here

TONIGHT: First Semi Final – Review & Predictions | escunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/tonight-first-semi-final-review-predictions/)

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 17:58
when are we going to get "semi 1" thread here? :mrgreen:

SiXo
14th May 2013, 18:51
when are we going to get "semi 1" thread here? :mrgreen:

Just came to say the same thing

ParadiseES
14th May 2013, 20:08
A poll has been added to vote for the countries you predict to make it to the final. Vote! :)

Stargazer
14th May 2013, 20:43
Yeah is this going to be the official chat thread for the semi, or is there going to be another one? :)

Synergise
14th May 2013, 20:50
I've voted for:
Austria, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Montenegro, Belarus, Moldova, Ireland and Serbia. A few I'm not sure of, opinion will probably change with performances tonight.

Vittra
14th May 2013, 21:01
I voted for Denmark, Ireland, Moldova, Croatia, Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Belgium and Austria. I replaced Slovenia with Russia because there's no way Russia wont qualify. I like Slovenia more, though.

CPV4931
14th May 2013, 21:17
voted for Estonia, Slovenia, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Moldova, Ireland, Cyprus, Serbia

Terence
14th May 2013, 21:19
Voted:

Austria
Croatia
Denmark
Russia
Ukraine

The Netherlands
Belarus
Moldova
Ireland
Serbia

Terence
14th May 2013, 21:20
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1367/iphoneaprilumejju201302.jpg
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1367/iphoneaprilumejju201302.jpg

House is ready :D

dezbee2008
14th May 2013, 21:26
I voted:

::dk::ua::me::rs::ru::nl::md::hr::by::ie

Minimunt
14th May 2013, 21:32
Don't think the netherlands will pass trough the semi-finals , unfortunately ;(!

cassio
14th May 2013, 21:33
on SVT Play - Sveriges Television (http://www.svtplay.se) Linda Martin Ireland performs Euforia ala Mexican xrofl

blein
14th May 2013, 21:34
Are there any live stream links?

cassio
14th May 2013, 21:37
Are there any live stream links?

Backstage:

Eurovision Song Contest - Studio Eurovision, semifinal 1 och Eurovision backstage | SVT Play (http://www.svtplay.se/video/1210196/studio-eurovision-semifinal-1-och-eurovision-backstage)


Main programe

2013 Eurovision Song Contest (Semi-Final 1) | Web TV | Eurovision Song Contest - Malmö 2013 (http://www.eurovision.tv/page/webtv?program=83873)

Mozz
14th May 2013, 21:40
Voted.


::dk
::ua
::nl
::at
::ru
::md
::by
::rs
::ie
::ee

blein
14th May 2013, 21:40
Thank You Cassio
Voted for ::at::dk::ru::ua::nl::me::by::ie::rs::md

SiXo
14th May 2013, 21:58
2 min left!! :D :D

Stargazer
14th May 2013, 22:00
Whoohooo!!! xcheer

Hope you'll enjoy the show from Sweden! :D

NemesisNick
14th May 2013, 22:01
Well the first semi-final is just starting. Based on listenin to the ESC 2013 CD, here are my personal preferences:
Definitely want to qualify: Austria Belgium Belarus Denmark Croatia Netherlands Russia
Wouldn't mind qualifying: Cyprus Ireland Serbia Slovenia
Prefer not to qualify:Estonia Lithuania Moldova Ukraine
Definitely don't want to qualify: Montenegro

This may well change after tonight's live performance.

Margerita86
14th May 2013, 22:01
Ah yes, I'm back and just in time for the first semi.

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:03
No distinct semi final thread? Are all the mods watching TV?

Minimunt
14th May 2013, 22:04
Whoaah!, that opening :rolleyes:

Vittra
14th May 2013, 22:05
I love this version of Euphoria.

But the Melodifestival-version was even better.

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:06
Great intro... I don't understand why it doesn't open the finals instead... :?

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:06
I know they're only kids, but there is absolutely no synchronization among the kids doing the make-believe singning.

Synergise
14th May 2013, 22:07
BEST OPENING EVER.

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:08
Gah. Petra Meade's accent. So... gah.

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:09
In fact one host alone is enough Petra ! :D

Stargazer
14th May 2013, 22:09
Stage looks sooo amazing on TV!! xcheer

moop
14th May 2013, 22:09
so we gonna highjack this thread for the night ? seems strange that theres not an semi final comment thread

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:11
Natalia, may you shine brilliantly tonight. ;)

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:11
Those postcards are great ! :)

Go natalia ! :)

Jukica
14th May 2013, 22:11
This is semi 1 thread :D great start btw, can't wait for the songs

Smudy
14th May 2013, 22:12
Well, fans are cheering for this there....not. :(

moop
14th May 2013, 22:12
This is semi 1 thread :D great start btw, can't wait for the songs

thanks for the clarification :) everyone have an awesome time and i hope your faves go through :)

blein
14th May 2013, 22:12
ARE there any other streams? svt lags

Margerita86
14th May 2013, 22:13
Austria : She sings well but both the song and stage show lacks bite.

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:13
I like the new video segments. More intimate and personal than tourism-promoting post cards.

Austria: Mediocre song, good voice, horrible outfit, "meh" stage show (which is to say none). Possible qualifier. Reserving judgment.

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:13
This is semi 1 thread :D great start btw, can't wait for the songs


juki could u pls change the first post? xbow
or at least make it so that it doesn't stay in every page :D

Vittra
14th May 2013, 22:14
The stage looks GREAT!

As for Austria... Not a fan. Nothing special :/ 2/5

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:14
ok, austria xbow
not bad, decent vocals, but something is missing...it was a bit "sterile" xhmm

SilentDawn
14th May 2013, 22:14
I was not that impressed with Austria tbh... But she does have beautiful eyes.

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:15
A great but not impressive performance from Natalia. Probably it will not be enough... :(

Stargazer
14th May 2013, 22:15
Go Estonia! xcheer

Synergise
14th May 2013, 22:15
Austria lacking oomph...

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:15
Birgit is the nicest ! :)

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:15
black and white, huh? interesting xthink

Jukica
14th May 2013, 22:16
juki could u pls change the first post? xbow
or at least make it so that it doesn't stay in every page :D

Done :D

Austria was ok, I like the song :D I think that it will maybe qualify

SiXo
14th May 2013, 22:16
I can't at Turkey flags! :D :D

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:17
Done :D

Austria was ok, I like the song :D I think that it will maybe qualify
ty xkiss

Smudy
14th May 2013, 22:17
Estonia already better than Austria IMO.

as78
14th May 2013, 22:17
Birgit xlove xheart

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:18
Birgit has a very conventional Eurovision ballad, but performs it well and with charme.

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:18
The graphic featuring the name of the song + composers + writers and the butterflies is amazing, especially the transitions. Very slick production. Very weird that we're allowing black and white now, but then again, Loreen got slow-motion.

Austria: Mediocre song, good voice, horrible outfit, "meh" stage show (which is to say none). Possible qualifier. Reserving judgment.
Estonia: Like Austria, only with better clothes and at least an attempt at a stage show. Feel good. Will probably qualify.

Vittra
14th May 2013, 22:18
Anyone know if the semi is sold out today? Looks empty in the back...

Estonia: What is she wearing?? I don't like song at all. Ballads almost never impress me in the ESC.

Austria: 2/5
Estonia: 1/5

Margerita86
14th May 2013, 22:18
Estonia : Sweet girl, sweet song and good vocals. But will Europe like it?

SilentDawn
14th May 2013, 22:18
I liked the black/white stuff... I am wondering what the hell she is wearing... and it was okay... bit bland.

moop
14th May 2013, 22:18
the song is actually pretty cute think it might go through and i really like that shes singing in her native language

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:18
estonia...ok song (but just ok), it wasn't wow but it was decent. better atmosphere than austria xshrug

cassio
14th May 2013, 22:19
A great but not impressive performance from Natalia. Probably it will not be enough... :(

She was very nervous

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:19
Oh my God ! OUTSTANDING BREATH-TAKING performance from Birgit ! She really deserves it !
She's so beautiful she seems unreal !
Shame on Sweden who put Estonia on 2nd place ! :twisted: Birgit is the GREATEST !
Can you imagine the vibes her little baby had tonight ! :)

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:20
Ooops, Hannah has vocal problems. Too bad.

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:20
She was very nervous

I noticed it from the voice, but audience who discover her won't notice it ! :)

SilentDawn
14th May 2013, 22:21
This is so off-key, it hurts my ears... Also, the dancers are way too distracting

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:21
Kylie Mancini ! :lol:

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:21
slovenia...i'm not a fan of that song, sorry.

still, it's just me xshrug

susanhm
14th May 2013, 22:22
Slovenia bad voice. Sorry, but it doesn't sound good. The song is ok however.

Margerita86
14th May 2013, 22:22
Slovenia : Vocals are strained and very bad and she sounds like she isn't connecting to the song at all, which is a shame since the stage show is fine and song is so-so. The song deserves more than what she is bringing.

Vittra
14th May 2013, 22:22
Slovenia: Sounds terrible :/ Song would be ok otherwise.

Austria: 2/5
Estonia: 1/5
Slovenia: 2/5

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:22
it's off-key but she's WONDERFUL !!!
Hannah, I love you ! xrose !!! :)

Jukica
14th May 2013, 22:23
Estonia was nice, Slovenia not the best voice :/

TheLordMarbury
14th May 2013, 22:23
So far Estonia is the best, IMO. The only good thing I have to say about the Slovenian entry is that at least the stage looked great during it, but otherwise... :?

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:23
Can you imagine the vibes her little baby had tonight ! :)
With that mother, the experience tonight and the love of millions of people focussed on it this baby is bound to become a great musician. :lol:

Stargazer
14th May 2013, 22:23
YAYY Croatia!! xcheer

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:23
As for me :
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Synergise
14th May 2013, 22:23
I don't care that she's off. Performance wise, for me, she nailed it. I want to see this through, but those vocals would have hurt her chances...

cassio
14th May 2013, 22:23
Slovenia somehow annoys me ...simply awful, well she sings well

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:24
Austria: Mediocre song, good voice, horrible outfit, "meh" stage show (which is to say none). Possible qualifier. Reserving judgment.
Estonia: Like Austria, only with better clothes and at least an attempt at a stage show. Feel good. Will probably qualify.
Slovenia: Tonight's first song with an actual stage show. Pretty good one, too. Competent vocals, OK song, good stage show. Bonus points for the Swedish. *QUALIFIER*

Smudy
14th May 2013, 22:24
Oh yes, this is good.

blein
14th May 2013, 22:25
Croatia > not my cup at all, i want to sleep.

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:25
Croatia better than I anticipated. Maybe they make the cut?!

SilentDawn
14th May 2013, 22:25
Not my cup of tea, but this is well sung and for me this may advance.

cassio
14th May 2013, 22:25
Typical balkan music remind me of a tape I brought from street musicals in Skopje back in the 80's

Terence
14th May 2013, 22:26
Estonia!!!! The best so far!!!

Vittra
14th May 2013, 22:26
I really like this :D Boring stageact, otherwise good.

Austria: 2/5
Estonia: 1/5
Slovenia: 2/5
Croatia: 4/5

susanhm
14th May 2013, 22:26
DENMARK!!!!!!

Margerita86
14th May 2013, 22:26
Croatia : Oooh my favorite tonight. Sounds fabulous, the stage show is fine and I like their costumes as well.

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:27
i'm happy.

and it's been a while since i was happy xbow

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:27
Austria: Mediocre song, good voice, horrible outfit, "meh" stage show (which is to say none). Possible qualifier. Reserving judgment.
Estonia: Like Austria, only with better clothes and at least an attempt at a stage show. Feel good. Will probably qualify.
Slovenia: Tonight's first song with an actual stage show. Pretty good one, too. Competent vocals, OK song, good stage show. Bonus points for the Swedish. *QUALIFIER*
Croatia: They've kept the worst part of their performance in the national final: Mostly singing to each other and looking into the crowd instead of trying to connect to the TV audience. This will cost them. It's all very wholesome, beautiful and melodic, but also very detached. I don't think they'll qualify as of right now.

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:27
I like the song, but after Hannah and before Denmark, it's rather anticlimactic and sorryly rather forgettable...

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Jukica
14th May 2013, 22:27
Klapa songs are not my cup of tea, but they sang it great :D

Terence
14th May 2013, 22:29
Emmelie's vocals aren't 100%?!

SilentDawn
14th May 2013, 22:29
She looks like a fairy.. but the first I thought was like: WOW she looks like Shakira!

Nice song though!

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:29
Emmelie seems to be a little nervous, but the final is not in jeopardy.

moop
14th May 2013, 22:30
denmark is pretty underwhelming dont gety the fuzz over this one

blein
14th May 2013, 22:30
Denmark, one of my favorite since danish selection, only teadrops(will vote for in in finale)

Vittra
14th May 2013, 22:30
Denmark is good. Not a winner in my book (no one is this year...), but very good.

PS. I hate orange.

Austria: 2/5
Estonia: 1/5
Slovenia: 2/5
Croatia: 4/5
Denmark: 4/5

Terence
14th May 2013, 22:30
So far Estonia and Denmark are safely in!!

Imlate
14th May 2013, 22:31
Shakira!

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:31
denmark definitely is a candidate for a win (even tho i still doubt it somehow xhmm)

looks excellent, vocals were decent, maybe more power in that voice would be good but overall it works :D

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:31
Austria: Mediocre song, good voice, horrible outfit, "meh" stage show (which is to say none). Possible qualifier. Reserving judgment.
Estonia: Like Austria, only with better clothes and at least an attempt at a stage show. Feel good. Will probably qualify.
Slovenia: Tonight's first song with an actual stage show. Pretty good one, too. Competent vocals, OK song, good stage show. Bonus points for the Swedish. *QUALIFIER*
Croatia: They've kept the worst part of their performance in the national final: Mostly singing to each other and looking into the crowd instead of trying to connect to the TV audience. This will cost them. It's all very wholesome, beautiful and melodic, but also very detached. I don't think they'll qualify as of right now.
Denmark: She smiles too much when singing a song that's pretty depressing. Overall, very competent. I still don't want it to win. But it'll do very, very well. *QUALIFIER*

Margerita86
14th May 2013, 22:31
Denmark : Wonderful performance by Emmelie tonight, she can definitely pull off making through to the final.

Smudy
14th May 2013, 22:31
That was pretty underwhelming from Denmark.

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:31
I really don't like it. I find it extremely repetitive. I have the feeling that she says "Only teardrops" almost a 1000 times in the song, but we have to admit that this was very solid and the best performance so far. Emmelie has revealed herself tonight, though Malmö stage looked crappy compared to DMGP one...

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TheLordMarbury
14th May 2013, 22:32
"Don't complain, it's even more expensive in Norway" :lol:

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:32
Don't complain, it's even more expensive in Norway ! :lol:

Oh time for cheeeeese ! :lol:

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:32
Shakira!
Exactly what I thought the first time I heard her sing that song.

Stargazer
14th May 2013, 22:33
"Don't complain, it's even more expensive in Norway!" xrofl awesome!

SilentDawn
14th May 2013, 22:34
This. Must. Advance.

She can sing, I like this, this is pretty <3

Synergise
14th May 2013, 22:34
Denmark very good, but I was having some sound difficulties at the beginning. At first I thought she was off, but it was just my computer being weird.

moop
14th May 2013, 22:34
denmark definitely is a candidate for a win (even tho i still doubt it somehow xhmm)

looks excellent, vocals were decent, maybe more power in that voice would be good but overall it works :D

its the freaking flute :mad: cant stand it

blein
14th May 2013, 22:35
Russia, rly good and strong voice

Jukica
14th May 2013, 22:35
Denmark is a sure qualifier :D + she sang it nice

Russia is a sure qualifier as well, great singing

Terence
14th May 2013, 22:36
Bloooody adverts.... Russia started halfway through!!!

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:36
Ok, the lyrics are forgetable, but Dina has a great voice and great stage presence. I'd like her to pass.

Vittra
14th May 2013, 22:36
Where have I heard this before? It sounds really familiar.

Austria: 2/5
Estonia: 1/5
Slovenia: 2/5
Croatia: 4/5
Denmark: 4/5
Russia: 1.5/5

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:36
russia...
i really don't like her dress :?
staging is deja vu from 2011 cyprus (was it 2011? xhmm)

anyways, the song is ok and anyways, it's russia, it will go in the finals :lol:

Margerita86
14th May 2013, 22:36
Russia : She sings really wonderfully, cute dress as well. But the song and the stage show is such a big stale cheese parade that it is totally off-putting.

Smudy
14th May 2013, 22:36
Damn, Dina, what a performance!

cassio
14th May 2013, 22:36
Russian: typical Swedish pop, Shes a wonderful singer I just wish I didn't had the video in my head

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:37
The bracelet thing is not impressive and song boring... Yet a good performance by Dina who remains great !
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LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:37
its the freaking flute :mad: cant stand it
i complained about the flute few days ago, i also had enough of that in esc :lol:

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:37
Nice Norway-joke from Petra. She's doing well so far, horrible accent aside.

Austria: Mediocre song, good voice, horrible outfit, "meh" stage show (which is to say none). Possible qualifier. Reserving judgment.
Estonia: Like Austria, only with better clothes and at least an attempt at a stage show. Feel good. Will probably qualify.
Slovenia: Tonight's first song with an actual stage show. Pretty good one, too. Competent vocals, OK song, good stage show. Bonus points for the Swedish. *QUALIFIER*
Croatia: They've kept the worst part of their performance in the national final: Mostly singing to each other and looking into the crowd instead of trying to connect to the TV audience. This will cost them. It's all very wholesome, beautiful and melodic, but also very detached. I don't think they'll qualify as of right now.
Denmark: She smiles too much when singing a song that's pretty depressing. Overall, very competent. I still don't want it to win. But it'll do very, very well. *QUALIFIER*
Russia: A pretty powerful performance, even if I still hate the song. The gimmick with the bracelets was nice. *QUALIFIER*

The Giant feat. Zlata is up next. Come on, deliver!

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:39
WoW She's so beautiful !!!! xlove

cassio
14th May 2013, 22:39
Ukraine very well performance sure qullifyer

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:39
Oh dear, if the Ukrainian creative art director had even half of Zlata's talent. this could end up in a 400 points victory ... :?

SilentDawn
14th May 2013, 22:40
What the hell was this? A screamfest?

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:40
zlata is soo pretty xheart

the staging is nice, she is beautiful, singing is great but i don't feel anything about this song xshrug

still, it will be in finals, not much doubt about that :D

Terence
14th May 2013, 22:40
Zlata... amazing :D

Margerita86
14th May 2013, 22:41
Ukraine : Her vocals were awsome, but I feel like it should been mixed higher to get a better effect. The stage show is lacking and the song would have been better in the original version.

Jukica
14th May 2013, 22:41
Ukraine sure qualifier as well, great voice :D

as78
14th May 2013, 22:41
Zlata was great xheart

cassio
14th May 2013, 22:41
Anuk.....xheart

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:41
Anouk, keep your eyes open please.

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:41
Austria: Mediocre song, good voice, horrible outfit, "meh" stage show (which is to say none). Possible qualifier. Reserving judgment.
Estonia: Like Austria, only with better clothes and at least an attempt at a stage show. Feel good. Will probably qualify.
Slovenia: Tonight's first song with an actual stage show. Pretty good one, too. Competent vocals, OK song, good stage show. Bonus points for the Swedish. *QUALIFIER*
Croatia: They've kept the worst part of their performance in the national final: Mostly singing to each other and looking into the crowd instead of trying to connect to the TV audience. This will cost them. It's all very wholesome, beautiful and melodic, but also very detached. I don't think they'll qualify as of right now.
Denmark: She smiles too much when singing a song that's pretty depressing. Overall, very competent. I still don't want it to win. But it'll do very, very well. *QUALIFIER*
Russia: A pretty powerful performance, even if I still hate the song. The gimmick with the bracelets was nice. *QUALIFIER*
Ukraine: Too many sweeping shots. Way too many. Good performance, but underwhelming. I think they've shot themselves in the foot with the stage show. I won't win, which is a shame. *QUALIFIER*

une
14th May 2013, 22:42
Ukraine, definitely the best.....I had some doubts, but she really belted it out, well done!

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:42
Great voxals, great charisma but weak song and concept. The only surprise is the giant and it comes undone. Afterwards, it's lost in the woods...

Yeah Anouk is a warrior !!! xlove

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moop
14th May 2013, 22:42
ukranian song was quite annoying tbh

Imlate
14th May 2013, 22:43
anouuuuuk!

Jaykay
14th May 2013, 22:43
Anouk makes me almost cry, beautiful. My winner so far!

Stargazer
14th May 2013, 22:43
Anouk looks and sounds great, but I really hate the song. :? Dull melody and chord progression.

Smudy
14th May 2013, 22:43
Hmmm, i think, this might fail, people might get sick of ballads by now.

Terence
14th May 2013, 22:43
Our commentators advised us to go and make a coffee during the Dutch song as it's boring... shoot
them!!!!

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:43
ok, netherlands...best so far for me.
i didn't see it coming tbh :lol:

her singing is great, the atmosphere is there, everything works.

moop
14th May 2013, 22:43
anouks voice is pretty awesome but the scene production is terrible

SilentDawn
14th May 2013, 22:44
Still no fan of the song... But it'll be stuck in my head again.

Margerita86
14th May 2013, 22:44
Netherlands : The song is ok, but Netherlands are up their usual tricks with totally forgetting to make the stage show appealing.

Imlate
14th May 2013, 22:44
wonderful anouk!

Jukica
14th May 2013, 22:44
Netherlands - great performance, the song is not one of my faves, but I hope that Netherlands will finally qualify again :D

Stargazer
14th May 2013, 22:45
Our commentators advised us to go and make a coffee during the Dutch song as it's boring... shoot
them!!!!
LoL I agree with them, it IS boring! :lol:

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:45
Austria: Mediocre song, good voice, horrible outfit, "meh" stage show (which is to say none). Possible qualifier. Reserving judgment.
Estonia: Like Austria, only with better clothes and at least an attempt at a stage show. Feel good. Will probably qualify.
Slovenia: Tonight's first song with an actual stage show. Pretty good one, too. Competent vocals, OK song, good stage show. Bonus points for the Swedish. *QUALIFIER*
Croatia: They've kept the worst part of their performance in the national final: Mostly singing to each other and looking into the crowd instead of trying to connect to the TV audience. This will cost them. It's all very wholesome, beautiful and melodic, but also very detached. I don't think they'll qualify as of right now.
Denmark: She smiles too much when singing a song that's pretty depressing. Overall, very competent. I still don't want it to win. But it'll do very, very well. *QUALIFIER*
Russia: A pretty powerful performance, even if I still hate the song. The gimmick with the bracelets was nice. *QUALIFIER*
Ukraine: Too many sweeping shots. Way too many. Good performance, but underwhelming. I think they've shot themselves in the foot with the stage show. I won't win, which is a shame. *QUALIFIER*
Netherlands: Good voice (duh), pretty good song, but too much of a high-brow feel over it all. She doesn't keep her eyes open or try to engage the TV audience. The song is also a bit too "real music" for Eurovision. Her chances of qualifying are a bit shaky. *QUALIFIER (maybe)*

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:45
WoW ! It was great !!! Anouk, you're the best ! xlove

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SilentDawn
14th May 2013, 22:45
What. Is. This?

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:45
anouks voice is pretty awesome but the scene production is terrible
I agree. The song is outstanding. the voice was 99%, but the visuals just don't fit. Minor disappointment, but she'll qualify.

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:46
Netherlands : The song is ok, but Netherlands are up their usual tricks with totally forgetting to make the stage show appealing.
Last time they tried to create a stage show, we got "Sha-La-Lie". So... the lesser evil is to prefer.

Terence
14th May 2013, 22:46
Come on... give the Dutch a chance this year!

Montenegro is still messy for me

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:47
oh My God ! This is beyond AWESOMENESS !!!!

NINA ZIZIC !!!! xlove

gmc
14th May 2013, 22:47
ahaha Montenegro, this is great :D

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:47
Sic tacuisses, Montenegro ...

Stargazer
14th May 2013, 22:48
Montenegro is the worst entry of this year, probably one of the worst in the history of the contest. I wouldn't call this music, it's just random noise. :?

moop
14th May 2013, 22:48
this is bloody brilliant best so far!!x12sxbb

LakZaNokte
14th May 2013, 22:48
montenegro deserves to qualify.
it's interesting, refreshing, different.

cassio
14th May 2013, 22:48
Montenegro.... zap....mute......... zap Yes its over

Terence
14th May 2013, 22:48
Not ruling Montenegro out...

Vittra
14th May 2013, 22:48
Wouldn't be surprised if Montenegro qualify. It's fun to watch...

Austria: 2/5
Estonia: 1/5
Slovenia: 2/5
Croatia: 4/5
Denmark: 4/5
Russia: 1.5/5
Ukraine: 3/5
Netherlands: 2.5/5
Montenegro: 2.5/5

FallenAngelII
14th May 2013, 22:49
Austria: Mediocre song, good voice, horrible outfit, "meh" stage show (which is to say none). Possible qualifier. Reserving judgment.
Estonia: Like Austria, only with better clothes and at least an attempt at a stage show. Feel good. Will probably qualify.
Slovenia: Tonight's first song with an actual stage show. Pretty good one, too. Competent vocals, OK song, good stage show. Bonus points for the Swedish. *QUALIFIER*
Croatia: They've kept the worst part of their performance in the national final: Mostly singing to each other and looking into the crowd instead of trying to connect to the TV audience. This will cost them. It's all very wholesome, beautiful and melodic, but also very detached. I don't think they'll qualify as of right now.
Denmark: She smiles too much when singing a song that's pretty depressing. Overall, very competent. I still don't want it to win. But it'll do very, very well. *QUALIFIER*
Russia: A pretty powerful performance, even if I still hate the song. The gimmick with the bracelets was nice. *QUALIFIER*
Ukraine: Too many sweeping shots. Way too many. Good performance, but underwhelming. I think they've shot themselves in the foot with the stage show. I won't win, which is a shame. *QUALIFIER*
Netherlands: Good voice (duh), pretty good song, but too much of a high-brow feel over it all. She doesn't keep her eyes open or try to engage the TV audience. The song is also a bit too "real music" for Eurovision. Her chances of qualifying are a bit shaky. *QUALIFIER (maybe)*
Montenegro: From high-brow to low-brow. Please, Eurovision Goddesses, don't allow this entry to qualify. The girl is great, though, even if her singing voice is pretty whiny. SVT's feed randomly started lagging a lot during their performance and I'm not even mad.

gmc
14th May 2013, 22:49
Go Lithuania

cassio
14th May 2013, 22:49
OMG Dell me its not drue........ zap....... mute

blein
14th May 2013, 22:49
can someone share some live streams other than svt ?

as78
14th May 2013, 22:49
Montenegro - definetely the worst.

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:49
Vodim te nananana FINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL !!!!!!!!!!

HAS to qualify !!!!

Go GO ::me !

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Margerita86
14th May 2013, 22:49
Montenegro : This song is horryfyingly awsome. The video was plain bad but both the show and the song has what most songs tonight lack, intensity, spark and spice. You either hate it or love it.

Musicosity
14th May 2013, 22:49
This is going fast. We're already past half-time.

toinou03
14th May 2013, 22:49
can someone share some live streams other than svt ?

2013 Eurovision Song Contest (Semi-Final 1) | Web TV | Eurovision Song Contest - Malmö 2013 (http://www.eurovision.tv/page/webtv?program=83873)

moop
14th May 2013, 22:50
thats was pure awesomeness epic badassery!!

VikingTiger
14th May 2013, 22:51
Yes!!!! Montenegro worked GREAT on stage!!! I am sure they will qualify!

cassio
14th May 2013, 22:51
Wouldn't be surprised if Montenegro qualify. It's fun to watch...

Austria: 2/5
Estonia: 1/5
Slovenia: 2/5
Croatia: 4/5
Denmark: 4/5
Russia: 1.5/5
Ukraine: 3/5
Netherlands: 2.5/5
Montenegro: 2.5/5

What does this 2.5/5 mean???

SiXo
14th May 2013, 22:51
So far so good. Montengero was great (loved the camera work).

Imlate
14th May 2013, 22:51
This is my fave tonight!

Nike
14th May 2013, 22:51
I loved Slovenia, Ukraine and Netherlands. Denmark was good even if I really don't understand the hype around it.