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Eurovision Song Contest 2014: Semi-final running order announced

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 ©  EBU

Today EBU and the 2014 host broadcaster, DR, announced the running order for the two semi-finals that will take place on the 6th and 8th of May. Armenia opens semi-final 1, while Malta will have the honour of kicking the second one off. Hungary and Romania closes each of their semi-finals.

'Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show': Greece sends Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd to Copenhagen

Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd_ Eurosong 2014 winners ©  MADTVGREECE youtube channel

'Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show' was not just intended as another national final, but also as a celebration of Greece's 40th anniversary in the Eurovision Song Contest. The event culminated with Freaky Fortune feat. RiksyKidd getting the ticket to represent their country at the 59th Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurosong 2014 – a MAD show: Get to know the participants

DO NOT PUBLISH - Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show_line-up © gossip-tv.gr

Many hurdles had to be overcome for the Greek national final to go ahead. Nevertheless, 'Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show' is here! As the four acts are putting the final touches to the presentation of their entries, you can now get to know the participating artists a little better before tonight's show.

Greece: 'Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show' entries presented

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The four songs of Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show, the Greek selection for the 59th Eurovision Song Contest, were presented earlier today. A hip hop track, a pop duet, a ballad and song with folk Balcan influences will compete for the chance to represent Greece in Copenhagen this May.

Greek national final to be held on the 11th of March

Ilias Kozas_Eurovision 2013 press conference © facebook.com/ilias.kozas

It has been rumoured for some time that the date of the Greek selection for Eurovision 2014 had moved to 11th March. Despite no official announcement on the website of the Greek national broadcaster, TV listings sent to the press include an entry for the Greek national final on Tuesday 11th March at 21:00 local time (20:00 CET).

Greece: reported line-up for 'Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show'

Greek final 2014 line up © wiwibloggs.com

It appears that the Greek national will go ahead after all. According to the latest reports, the event will be called 'Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show' and four acts were leaked as its line-up. After fears to the contrary, Greek participation in Eurovision 2014 now looks secure!

Greek national final on 4th March?

Greek final 2013_presenters © MADTVGREECE

The way things are at the moment, it seems that Tuesday 4th March appears to be the provisional date for the Greek national final. However, according to reports today, Greek participation in the 59th Eurovision Song Contest remains anything but secure; this is because a proper replacement for former state broadcaster ERT is still not in place.

Eurovision 2014: Allocation draw result

Tine Gøtzsche and Ulla Essendrop ©  DR

Today the traditional allocation draw was held in order to determine which countries will compete in which semi-final. In other words: It is time to start analysing and guessing on who will in the end qualify for the final and who might not make it.

Eurovision 2014: Allocation draw on Monday the 20th

Allocation draw for Eurovision 2014 announced

On Monday, the 20th of January the allocation draw for Eurovision 2014 will take place. A live broadcast will happen directly from Copenhagen's town hall. Six pots for the two semi-finals have been announced.

Eurovision 2014 to have 36 or 37 participating countries

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 ©  EBU

Would Greece be in or out? That was one of the questions that got answered today when the list of participating countries for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest was announced. And yes, Greece is among the minimum 36 countries we shall see in Copenhagen in May. 

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