“Rock and roll never diesOr, rock and roll will never die. “This was the message the Italian band used Glam rock Manskin was reacting on stage to Saturday’s win. When conquering TV, noisyShut up and goodThe favoritism of the entries from Switzerland and France was toppled by a professional jury.
It is also the first time since 2010 that a country has existed.Your palm“ The festival is winning, in an exciting close final where the final classification is left to be decided until the last minute.
But if Italy and France were highlighted at the top of the table, the remaining four songs automatically qualified for the final (because they belong to Your palm Or the host country) at the opposite end, Occupies the last four places, With an emphasis on music from the UK, which didn’t get any points from the jury or TV.
Before tonight’s victory, Italy won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 and 1990. This Saturday, the country reached first place with a total of 524 points. In recent days, bookmakers have already put Italian music high on their favorites to win.
Immediately after that, France ranked second on the topic “there he is“, With Barbara Braffy’s interpretation (499 points), a topic that has also been cited as one of this year’s favorite topics. And in third place is Switzerland, with the topic.”All the universeThat got 432 points.
Daði og Gagnamagnið from Iceland came fourth with the song. ”10 years(378 points) and Ukraine came in fifth place withMoreFrom Go_A (364 points), Finland has reached sixth place with music.The dark sideFrom the blind channels (301 points).
“I break”Destiny (Malta) ranked seventh with 255 points, followed by it DiscothequeFrom the Roop group, which represented Lithuania (in eighth place with 220 points).
Russia with music ‘Russian woman’From Manisha he was ninth (204 points) and Greece 170 points “The last dance”By Stefania. Bulgaria ranked 11th in this regard “Maturity gets older”, Played by Victoria.
Portuguese band The Black Mamba reached 12th place Put with a subject “Love is on my sideFor the first time, Portugal competed with a song that was sung entirely in English. The song was composed by Tatanka, the singer of this band that was formed in 2010.
12º – Portugal – “Love is in my side” (The Black Mamba)
The result achieved on Saturday was one of the best in the history of the Portuguese participation, as it collected a total of 153 points.
Last Thursday, Black Mamba secured the pass to the final by being among the top ten most voted songs in the second semi-final.
Although far from the beat’s favorite songs, Portugal’s song caught the attention of Europe, reaching eighth in the bookmakers after Thursday’s performance.
Also, in order to take advantage of all the enthusiasm that arose around the event, the Portuguese band released a new single these days, “Crazy nand“, Whose video was recorded at the hotel they were in for the past few weeks in Rotterdam.
Portugal participated in the competition for the first time in 1964, after winning for the first and only time in 2017 under the slogan ”Love for the twoPerformed by Salvador Sobral and composed by Louisa Sobral.
Even in 12th place, the Black Mamba Group won the second best Portuguese result ever, bypassing the points scored by Lucia Muniz in 1996, under the slogan “My heart has no color” (96 points).
The Eurovision Pandemic
Due to the epidemiological situation, all 39 countries competing in the semi-finals and finals recorded their performances in order to ensure participation in the event, in case it is not possible to go on stage or travel to Rotterdam at the time of the festival.
In the first semi-finals, Australia – which had participated in the festival since 2015 and ended up ineligible for the final – participated in a pre-scored performance, as the delegation was unable to travel to the Netherlands.
In the second semi-final, Daði og Gagnamagnið, from Iceland, did not bring their music live, as one of the band members tested positive for Covid-19, but managed to qualify and participate in this final as well by recording a rehearsal.
Who also tested positive for Covid-19 was Duncan Laurence, from the Netherlands. Winner of the previous edition of the Eurovision Festival 2019 under the slogan “Passage‘, He was not physically in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, to pass testimonial to this year’s winners.
It should be noted that in 2020, for the first time since the creation of the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1964, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) canceled the competition that was supposed to take place in May last year, considering that all conditions were not. He met due to the epidemic situation.
This year, despite the pandemic, the semi-final and final matches drew an audience to watch it live, with 3,500 tickets sold per show.