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*In 2012, we covered the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku under our old name “esc-chat.com”.

On-location coverage was provided by Danny.

Eurovision 2012 – Our voting analysis

So a few weeks have passed since Sweden won the 57th Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Euphoria", and Loreen has gone on to enjoy a big pan-European hit with the track - something that can only be seen as great news for ESC generally. While we're waiting for the...

read more

Eurovision in Baku: Our Final Few Days

Hello again! Apologies for the delay in this post, we didn't have much time in Baku on the last few days to write an article as things were manic with blogging the first dress rehearsal of the final as well as various other things - Baku certainly came alive on the...

read more

Euphoria: Sweden wins ESC 2012

Congratulations to Sweden! Europe went euphoric as Loreen won the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. She got a total of 372 points, 365 more than the other extreme of the scoreboard - which was occupied by Norway. The winner's closest neighbour and its...

read more

ESC Final: Our editors’ prediction

The Eurovision final 2012 is just around the corner, so us three editors came together to make one final prediction each - a top ten and a bottom three. At the end of the article we'll take a look at our consensus as usual. We did pretty well in the semi-finals, with...

read more

Happy Eurovision Day!

If we put all the highest holidays and birthdays together, we still don't reach the importance that Eurovision Day has, do we? And now, the biggest day of the year has arrived once again. In about 12 hours, we will know where to book our flights to next year. We will...

read more

Eurovision in Baku: Our Wednesday and Thursday

Hello from Bakooo! We didn't manage to blog yesterday about Wednesday as we had a bit of a lie in on Thursday. Wednesday was spent in the Press Centre watching the first dress rehearsal of the second semi-final, which you can read again here. We then went to EuroClub...

read more

First Dress Rehearsal FINAL – LIVE!

Hello all! Welcome to the LIVE blog of the first dress rehearsal of the GRAND FINAL! Stay tuned to this page for all the goss on what's happening in the Crystal Hall! Since I've already blogged the semis, I will only comment on changes or how I feel the song fits in...

read more

Semi-final 2: Qualifiers and final draw!

Tonight saw the second semi-final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was arguably a harder semi to call than the first one, resulting in a few fairly major casualties - most notably, the feared Balkan domination failed to materialise, with...

read more

Today: Semi-Final 2 – Our prediction

Tonight, the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be held! Once again, 18 entries will compete for the privilege of ending up in one of the 10 envelopes for the final. As in semi 1, nine envelopes will be digital (as they have been in recent...

read more

1st Dress Rehearsal semi 2 – LIVE!

Hello and welcome to the press centre for the first dress rehearsal of the second semi-final for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest! The show begins at 15:00 CET, also join the chat for our Live-Chat, where we can comment directly from the press centre. 18:03 And we're...

read more

Eurovision in Baku: Our Tuesday

Salam again dear readers from Baku, where we've managed to drag ourselves to the Press Centre for the EBU press conference this afternoon despite not getting back to the apartment until 7am - that's the perils of the show starting at midnight for you! We had a rather...

read more

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Live Blogs from the Press Centre

First Dress Rehearsal FINAL – LIVE!

Hello all! Welcome to the LIVE blog of the first dress rehearsal of the GRAND FINAL! Stay tuned to this page for all the goss on what's happening in the Crystal Hall! Since I've already blogged the semis, I will only comment on changes or how I feel the song fits in...

1st Dress Rehearsal semi 2 – LIVE!

Hello and welcome to the press centre for the first dress rehearsal of the second semi-final for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest! The show begins at 15:00 CET, also join the chat for our Live-Chat, where we can comment directly from the press centre. 18:03 And we're...

1st Dress Rehearsal semi 1 – LIVE!

Hello and welcome to the press centre for the first dress rehearsal of the first semi-final for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest! The show begins at 15:00 CET, also join the chat for our Live-Chat, where we can comment directly from the press centre. 18:08 We're LIVE...

Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Songs

Semi-final 1

Country Artist Song
Montenegro Rambo Amadeus Euro Neuro
Iceland Greta Salóme and Jónsi Never Forget
Greece Eleftheria Eleftheriou Aphrodisiac
Latvia Anmary Beautiful Song
Albania Rona Nishliu Suus
Romania Mandinga Zaleilah
Switzerland Sinplus Unbreakable
Belgium Iris Would You?
Finland Pernilla Karlsson När jag blundar
Israel Izabo Time
San Marino Valentina Monetta The Social Network Song (Oh Oh – Uh – Oh Oh)
Cyprus Ivi Adamou La La Love
Denmark Soluna Samay Should’ve Known Better
Russia Buranovskiye Babushki Party for Everybody
Hungary Compact Disco Sound of Our Hearts
Austria Trackshittaz Woki mit deim Popo
Moldova Pasha Parfeny Lăutar
Ireland Jedward Waterline

 

Semi-final 2

Country Artist Song
Serbia Željko Joksimović Nije ljubav stvar
Macedonia Kaliopi Crno i belo
Netherlands Joan Franka You and Me
Malta Kurt Calleja This Is the Night
Belarus Litesound We Are The Heroes
Portugal Filipa Sousa Vida minha
Ukraine Gaitana Be My Guest
Bulgaria Sofi Marinova Love Unlimited
Slovenia Eva Boto Verjamem
Croatia Nina Badrić Nebo
Sweden Loreen Euphoria
Georgia Anri Jokhadze I’m a Joker
Turkey Can Bonomo Love Me Back
Estonia Ott Lepland Kuula
Slovakia Max Jason Mai Don’t Close Your Eyes
Norway Tooji Stay
Bosnia and Herzegovina Maya Sar Korake ti znam
Lithuania Donny Montell Love Is Blind

 

Big Five + Host Country

 

Country Artist Song
United Kingdom Engelbert Humperdinck Love Will Set You Free
France Anggun Echo (You and I)
Italy Nina Zilli L’amore è femmina (Out of Love)
Azerbaijan Sabina Babayeva When the Music Dies
Spain Pastora Soler Quédate conmigo (Stay With Me)
Germany Roman Lob Standing Still

Baku Blog

Eurovision in Baku: Our Final Few Days

Hello again! Apologies for the delay in this post, we didn't have much time in Baku on the last few days to write an article as things were manic with blogging the first dress rehearsal of the final as well as various other things - Baku certainly came alive on the...

read more

Eurovision in Baku: Our Wednesday and Thursday

Hello from Bakooo! We didn't manage to blog yesterday about Wednesday as we had a bit of a lie in on Thursday. Wednesday was spent in the Press Centre watching the first dress rehearsal of the second semi-final, which you can read again here. We then went to EuroClub...

read more

Eurovision in Baku: Our Tuesday

Salam again dear readers from Baku, where we've managed to drag ourselves to the Press Centre for the EBU press conference this afternoon despite not getting back to the apartment until 7am - that's the perils of the show starting at midnight for you! We had a rather...

read more

Eurovision in Baku: Our Monday

Yesterday saw the first 2 dress rehearsals of semi final one, and esc-chat.com were in the Press Centre blogging live for you! If you missed that, you can still catch the article here. Overall, despite a few technical hitches the rehearsal went well, and the stage...

read more

Eurovision in Baku: Our Sunday

We're now LIVE in the Press Centre waiting for the first dress rehearsal to start, but before we do, we'd better tell you about yesterday's goings on here in Baku! We arrived in the Press Centre yesterday in time to see the second dress rehearsals of the Big 5 plus...

read more

Eurovision in Baku: Our Saturday

Salam! We've arrived in the Press Centre a little later than we'd planed (blame the free alcohol at the Welcome Party last night) but we are in time to see the Big 5 plus Azerbaijan do their second dress rehearsal. We're particuarly looking forward to seeing France...

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Interview: Eva Boto speaks to esc-chat.com!

We were lucky to interview the absolutely lovely Eva Boto from Slovenia earlier this afternoon after her second rehearsal today, for the first EVER interview esc-chat.com have ever done! She has become a bit of a favourite of ours so we were really pleased to sit down...

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Eurovision in Baku: Our Friday

Hello again peeps! Another day dawns in Baku and the Eurofun begins again. Friday was esc-chat.com's first proper day in Baku and we were up early to get to the press centre to catch some of the rehearsals! We managed to see the run throughs of quite a few songs, and...

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Eurovision in Baku: Our Thursday

17:26 So as you have seen, I've finally arrived in sunny Baku! I landed yesterday at 3.30pm from Dubai on a flight where apart from an Australian girl who was also here for Eurovision, I was the only non Azeri on the flight! but didn't get to my accommodation until...

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*In 2012, we covered the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku under our old name “esc-chat.com”.

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Eurovision 2012 – Our voting analysis

So a few weeks have passed since Sweden won the 57th Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Euphoria", and Loreen has gone on to enjoy a big pan-European hit with the track - something that can only be seen as great news for ESC generally. While we're waiting for the...

Euphoria: Sweden wins ESC 2012

Congratulations to Sweden! Europe went euphoric as Loreen won the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. She got a total of 372 points, 365 more than the other extreme of the scoreboard - which was occupied by Norway. The winner's closest neighbour and its...

ESC Final: Our editors’ prediction

The Eurovision final 2012 is just around the corner, so us three editors came together to make one final prediction each - a top ten and a bottom three. At the end of the article we'll take a look at our consensus as usual. We did pretty well in the semi-finals, with...

Happy Eurovision Day!

If we put all the highest holidays and birthdays together, we still don't reach the importance that Eurovision Day has, do we? And now, the biggest day of the year has arrived once again. In about 12 hours, we will know where to book our flights to next year. We will...

Should’ve Had A Flutter, or: Our guide to betting on ESC 2012

The betting market for the Eurovision Song Contest is big business. Whereas 10 or 20 years ago, it was really only the physical betting shops in the UK and Ireland that took much of an interest in our favourite music competition, nowadays there are literally dozens of...

Semi-final 2: Qualifiers and final draw!

Tonight saw the second semi-final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was arguably a harder semi to call than the first one, resulting in a few fairly major casualties - most notably, the feared Balkan domination failed to materialise, with...

Today: Semi-Final 2 – Our prediction

Tonight, the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be held! Once again, 18 entries will compete for the privilege of ending up in one of the 10 envelopes for the final. As in semi 1, nine envelopes will be digital (as they have been in recent...

Semi-final 1: Qualifiers and final draw!

Tonight saw the first semi-final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. There were arguably no great surprises among the qualifiers, with Hungary and Albania representing perhaps the closest thing to a bookmakers' nightmare. Meanwhile, the EBU...

Today: Semi-Final 1 – Our prediction

Tonight, the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be held! 18 entries will compete for the privilege of ending up in one of the 10 envelopes for the final. As we learned yesterday, 9 envelopes will be digital (as they  have been in recent years),...

Rehearsals Day 8

Can you believe we're here already? It hardly feels like a moment since Rambo Amadeus christened the Baku stage with a massive cardboard donkey last weekend, and now we've reached the end of the technical rehearsals for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. At a personal...

Rehearsals Day 7

So we got to the end of the first week, and today saw a few highlights: The Big 5 + the host country were rehearsing for the first time, and thanks to our editor Danny, we had our first ever interview on esc-chat.com - in which the Slovenian entrant Eva Boto spoke...

Rehearsals Day 6

How is it day 6 already? Anyway, it's been the first day for esc-chat.com in Baku, meaning, our new editor Danny began his work in the press centre today. He also started his daily diary blog. He will have a new post for each day, which will get updated every now and...

Rehearsals Day 5

Day 5 in Baku, and today saw the start of what you might call the "hard work" phase of the rehearsal fortnight. If the first rehearsals are all about getting the initial camerawork and technicalities right, and the dress rehearsals are there for fine-tuning, then it's...

Semi Final 2 Thoughts from Dubai!

Hello again peeps! I’m heading off to Baku tomorrow morning, (yay!) but before I do, here’s my rundown of the first rehearsals from Semi Final 2, and my predictions for who will qualify. These are based on one watch only, and as before, are subject to drastic changes!...

Rehearsals Day 4

Day 4 in Baku, and today's rehearsal schedule included easily the most hotly-awaited performance from the runaway favourite with fans and bookmakers alike. But more about Donny Montell later. First, we take a look at the nine songs that preceded his appearance on the...

Rehearsals Day 3

Good evening! Today has seen the third sequence of rehearsals this year, including surprises and disappointments. After Martin's efforts yesterday, it's my turn again to review the videos of the day and give my comments, based on my personal opinion. Two things have...

Semi Final 1 Thoughts from Dubai!

Before I arrive in Baku, I’ve done a quick detour to Dubai to visit my friend Michael, who will be accompanying me to Azerbaijan later this week. Since it’s 42 degrees outside at the moment, I thought I’d come in to cool for a bit, and what better way to pass the time...

Rehearsals Day 2

Evening all! It's my turn to take the reins and comment on today's rehearsals for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. It was another interesting day in Baku; indeed, one might suggest that the second half of the first semi-final is the most exciting stretch of songs we...

esc-chat.com in Baku 2012

For the third consecutive year, esc-chat.com is providing live on-site coverage from the Eurovision Song Contest! In the first week, we will be tweeting our comments about the rehearsals and have a daily review on them online in the evenings, judged by videos. Our...

Rehearsals Day 1

The first ESC 2012 week has finally arrived in Baku! Today, the press centre at the Crystal Hall opened, and the first rehearsals and press conferences took place. esc-chat.com will do coverage from Baku from Friday on (as reported earlier). This week, Martin and...

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escgo!* in Baku

*In 2012, we covered the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku under our old name “esc-chat.com”.

On-location coverage was provided by Danny.

Eurovision 2012 – Our voting analysis

So a few weeks have passed since Sweden won the 57th Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Euphoria", and Loreen has gone on to enjoy a big pan-European hit with the track - something that can only be seen as great news for ESC generally. While we're waiting for the...

Eurovision in Baku: Our Final Few Days

Hello again! Apologies for the delay in this post, we didn't have much time in Baku on the last few days to write an article as things were manic with blogging the first dress rehearsal of the final as well as various other things - Baku certainly came alive on the...

Euphoria: Sweden wins ESC 2012

Congratulations to Sweden! Europe went euphoric as Loreen won the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. She got a total of 372 points, 365 more than the other extreme of the scoreboard - which was occupied by Norway. The winner's closest neighbour and its...

ESC Final: Our editors’ prediction

The Eurovision final 2012 is just around the corner, so us three editors came together to make one final prediction each - a top ten and a bottom three. At the end of the article we'll take a look at our consensus as usual. We did pretty well in the semi-finals, with...

Happy Eurovision Day!

If we put all the highest holidays and birthdays together, we still don't reach the importance that Eurovision Day has, do we? And now, the biggest day of the year has arrived once again. In about 12 hours, we will know where to book our flights to next year. We will...

Should’ve Had A Flutter, or: Our guide to betting on ESC 2012

The betting market for the Eurovision Song Contest is big business. Whereas 10 or 20 years ago, it was really only the physical betting shops in the UK and Ireland that took much of an interest in our favourite music competition, nowadays there are literally dozens of...

Eurovision in Baku: Our Wednesday and Thursday

Hello from Bakooo! We didn't manage to blog yesterday about Wednesday as we had a bit of a lie in on Thursday. Wednesday was spent in the Press Centre watching the first dress rehearsal of the second semi-final, which you can read again here. We then went to EuroClub...

First Dress Rehearsal FINAL – LIVE!

Hello all! Welcome to the LIVE blog of the first dress rehearsal of the GRAND FINAL! Stay tuned to this page for all the goss on what's happening in the Crystal Hall! Since I've already blogged the semis, I will only comment on changes or how I feel the song fits in...

Semi-final 2: Qualifiers and final draw!

Tonight saw the second semi-final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was arguably a harder semi to call than the first one, resulting in a few fairly major casualties - most notably, the feared Balkan domination failed to materialise, with...

Today: Semi-Final 2 – Our prediction

Tonight, the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be held! Once again, 18 entries will compete for the privilege of ending up in one of the 10 envelopes for the final. As in semi 1, nine envelopes will be digital (as they have been in recent...

1st Dress Rehearsal semi 2 – LIVE!

Hello and welcome to the press centre for the first dress rehearsal of the second semi-final for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest! The show begins at 15:00 CET, also join the chat for our Live-Chat, where we can comment directly from the press centre. 18:03 And we're...

Eurovision in Baku: Our Tuesday

Salam again dear readers from Baku, where we've managed to drag ourselves to the Press Centre for the EBU press conference this afternoon despite not getting back to the apartment until 7am - that's the perils of the show starting at midnight for you! We had a rather...

Semi-final 1: Qualifiers and final draw!

Tonight saw the first semi-final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. There were arguably no great surprises among the qualifiers, with Hungary and Albania representing perhaps the closest thing to a bookmakers' nightmare. Meanwhile, the EBU...

Eurovision in Baku: Our Monday

Yesterday saw the first 2 dress rehearsals of semi final one, and esc-chat.com were in the Press Centre blogging live for you! If you missed that, you can still catch the article here. Overall, despite a few technical hitches the rehearsal went well, and the stage...

Today: Semi-Final 1 – Our prediction

Tonight, the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be held! 18 entries will compete for the privilege of ending up in one of the 10 envelopes for the final. As we learned yesterday, 9 envelopes will be digital (as they  have been in recent years),...

1st Dress Rehearsal semi 1 – LIVE!

Hello and welcome to the press centre for the first dress rehearsal of the first semi-final for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest! The show begins at 15:00 CET, also join the chat for our Live-Chat, where we can comment directly from the press centre. 18:08 We're LIVE...

Eurovision in Baku: Our Sunday

We're now LIVE in the Press Centre waiting for the first dress rehearsal to start, but before we do, we'd better tell you about yesterday's goings on here in Baku! We arrived in the Press Centre yesterday in time to see the second dress rehearsals of the Big 5 plus...

Rehearsals Day 8

Can you believe we're here already? It hardly feels like a moment since Rambo Amadeus christened the Baku stage with a massive cardboard donkey last weekend, and now we've reached the end of the technical rehearsals for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. At a personal...

Eurovision in Baku: Our Saturday

Salam! We've arrived in the Press Centre a little later than we'd planed (blame the free alcohol at the Welcome Party last night) but we are in time to see the Big 5 plus Azerbaijan do their second dress rehearsal. We're particuarly looking forward to seeing France...

Rehearsals Day 7

So we got to the end of the first week, and today saw a few highlights: The Big 5 + the host country were rehearsing for the first time, and thanks to our editor Danny, we had our first ever interview on esc-chat.com - in which the Slovenian entrant Eva Boto spoke...