Young Italian singer Vincenzo Cantiello won the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest held this evening in Malta with a powerful rendition of his song Tu Primo Grande Amore. Bulgaria came second and the third place was awarded to Armenia.
Mariam Kakhelishvili won a lot of hearts and respect when she represented Georgia at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Now Mariam is participating in X Factor Georgia and she is currently receiving rave reviews for her performances and is tipped to do very well in the competition.
The second semi-final took place this evening in Copenhagen with the last ten nations being selected to go through to Saturday's final. It was a fabulous show which, besides featuring the fifteen participant acts, included a guest performance from Australia during the interval act.
This evening, the final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will be complete as ten more spots will be filled. Half of this evening's result has been decided already as the juries were voting during the second dress rehearsal last night.
Feeling buoyed after only getting two wrong on Tuesday, I’m back for another go at predicting who will qualify from the second semi-final. OK, with only 15 songs competing, I’m guaranteed to be 50% correct, but let’s see if I can predict all 10.
Tomorrow evening the final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will be complete as ten more spots will be filled. Half of tomorrow's result was decided already tonight as the juries were voting in this second dress rehearsal.
Following last night's fantastic show fifteen acts went on stage for their first dress rehearsal aiming in fine tuning their performance in time for tomorrow's semi-final that will round up the finalists to twenty-six. As expected, excitement was on the rise as the press and fans were able to watch a full run through of the second semi-final.
The Shin and Mariko performed their second rehearsal of Three Minutes To Earth for Georgia. This unusual song was well performed by the band with the guest vocals of Mariko. What will Europe make of this song and performance?
The Georgian representatives this year are Mariko & The Shin. Mariko Ebralidze plays with different jazz bands of her native country, whereas the musical influences of group The Shin are largely traditional. The Georgian entry, Three Minutes to Earth, is one of the distinctive entries this year in terms of its unusual musical structure and lyrics.