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escgo!* in Malmö

*In 2013, we covered the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö under our old name “esc-chat.com”.

The on-location team consisted of
Martin, Felix and Danny.

Editorial – esc-chat.com says “thank you”!

Another Eurovision Song Contest is over! Every year since Oslo 2010, we have been covering the event on location - but for the first time, Malmö saw us doing so with three editors being accredited. This gave us possibilities we never had before. We used them to offer...

read more

The grey day after

22:19 (Felix) I am one of the last people left in Malmö, with the others from our team at esc-chat.com having already safely landed in their home countries. What's left to say? In my opinion, Denmark is a very well deserved winner. It's that one song that north and...

read more

“Only Teardrops”: Denmark wins ESC 2013

Emmelie de Forest from Denmark has won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Only Teardrops". In total, she collected 281 points, ahead of Azerbaijan (2nd, 234 points) and Ukraine (3rd, 214 points). ChatVote favourite Norway ("I Feed You My Love") ended up...

read more

It’s Eurovision Day!

14:18 (Felix) Happy Eurovision! The most important day in the year has arrived, and for many of us it begins quite late, as last night's party at the Euro Fan Café ended quite late as well. We have spent 2 great weeks in Malmö that are now slowly coming to an end, so...

read more

Tuesday Show – Special Edition

We're back with a special edition of the Tuesday Show, just for this very special ESC 2013 final day! Noel, Martin and Felix found a quiet couch in Hotel Mercure and express their view on the ESC 2013 final. Anything but neutral and objective.    

read more

Live Blog – First Dress Rehearsal of the FINAL!

Hello! Danny here to blog the first dress rehearsal of the final! This is the first time we will see the songs in the running order so we will get a feel of how everything is fitting together, and hopefully will give us an idea of the ones to look out for! Stay tuned...

read more

The day before the final: qualifier and draw thoughts

Felix (13:30) Good morning Europe! Another sunny day arrived in Malmö, and while my roommate just crawled out of bed, I'm sitting here thinking about the semi-final results and the reactions they caused, if "caused" is the correct word there. First things first, how...

read more

Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Semi-final 2

Good evening Europe! At 21:00 CET, the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 will see its second semi-final. You are also welcome to join our chat for discussing the show with other fans! This page will get automatically refreshed every 30 seconds, so you don't have to reload...

read more

Fan Café shines as second semi approaches

Martin (13:40) The Euro Fan Café had already established itself as a fixed part of the Eurovision 2013 party scene, but it's really starting to come into its own now that non-accredited fans are flooding into Malmö for the shows themselves. Every friendship group...

read more

Live Blog – First Dress Rehearsal of Semi-Final Two

Welcome to esc-chat.com's live blog from the first dress rehearsal of the second semi-final for ESC 2013! Martin here, taking over from Felix at the keyboard after a mad run from Hyllie station! The show has just begun on the  big screens, and the intro this time...

read more

Wednesday: Semi 1 hangover as a new day begins

Martin (12:20) The day after a Eurovision semi-final is always an interesting time. Hangovers are nursed, and not only literally - although while we're on the subject, we did have a very late night in the Euro Fan Cafe enjoying the Macedonian/Bulgarian party and the...

read more

Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Semi-final 1

Good evening Europe! For the first time ever, we are live-commentating on a Eurovision show. At 21:00 CET, the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 kicks off with the first semi-final! You are also welcome to join our chat for discussing the show with other fans! This page...

read more

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Live Blogs from the Press Centre

Live Blog – First Dress Rehearsal of the FINAL!

Hello! Danny here to blog the first dress rehearsal of the final! This is the first time we will see the songs in the running order so we will get a feel of how everything is fitting together, and hopefully will give us an idea of the ones to look out for! Stay tuned...

Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Semi-final 2

Good evening Europe! At 21:00 CET, the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 will see its second semi-final. You are also welcome to join our chat for discussing the show with other fans! This page will get automatically refreshed every 30 seconds, so you don't have to reload...

Live Blog – First Dress Rehearsal of Semi-Final Two

Welcome to esc-chat.com's live blog from the first dress rehearsal of the second semi-final for ESC 2013! Martin here, taking over from Felix at the keyboard after a mad run from Hyllie station! The show has just begun on the  big screens, and the intro this time...

Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Semi-final 1

Good evening Europe! For the first time ever, we are live-commentating on a Eurovision show. At 21:00 CET, the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 kicks off with the first semi-final! You are also welcome to join our chat for discussing the show with other fans! This page...

Live Blog – First Dress Rehearsal of Semi-Final One

Welcome to esc-chat.com's live blog from the first dress rehearsal of the first semi final for ESC 2013! Danny will be blogging here from the press centre, and you can follow Martin's tweets from the arena here. Hello everyone! I'm sitting here in the press centre...

Live Rehearsals – Day 7!

Good morning everybody! It's the last day of the first week of rehearsals for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, and having seen all 33 of the semi-finalists put through their paces over the last six days, it's finally time for the "big 5" - Spain, France, Germany, the...

Live Rehearsals – Day 6!

Hello! We're back in the Press Centre for the second day ready for the second rehearsals of the second semi-final. Myself (Danny) and Martin will be taking turns during the day to give our esteemed opinions on the performances with me taking the first part, while...

Live Rehearsals – Day 5!

SLOVENIA First to take the stage with their second rehearsal is Hannah from Slovenia who has swapped with Austria. There's a few technical issues with the video and sound links - the feed is coming on the main screen but there's no sound, and  but there are smaller...

Live Rehearsals – Day 4!

There are some sore heads around the press area on our fourth and final day here in the EuroClub cinema, with the party having gone on rather late last night. It's quite strange coming to "work" in a place where one was dancing to "Bombo" just a few hours previously....

Live Rehearsals – Day 3!

EuroClub Slagthuset calling! It's the third morning of rehearsals for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, the coffee is hot, the Latvian boys are glittery and things are about to get moving on stage and on screen, so let's see what Wednesday brings... LATVIA It says a...

Live Rehearsals – Day 2!

Welcome back to Slagthuset, the home of EuroClub and, until the press centre opens on Friday, the location from which the gathered fan press is reporting on the first rehearsals for this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The viewing room is still in a cinema, but a much...

Live Rehearsals – Day 1!

A few teething problems on the first day of the Eurovision rehearsals - surely not?! Wireless access in the EuroClub is intermittent, with the support staff handing out temporary dongles to those afflicted by problems, and the viewing  room for the rehearsals is a...

ESC 2013 News and Home Blogs

Editorial – esc-chat.com says “thank you”!

Another Eurovision Song Contest is over! Every year since Oslo 2010, we have been covering the event on location - but for the first time, Malmö saw us doing so with three editors being accredited. This gave us possibilities we never had before. We used them to offer...

“Only Teardrops”: Denmark wins ESC 2013

Emmelie de Forest from Denmark has won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Only Teardrops". In total, she collected 281 points, ahead of Azerbaijan (2nd, 234 points) and Ukraine (3rd, 214 points). ChatVote favourite Norway ("I Feed You My Love") ended up...

The day before the final: qualifier and draw thoughts

Felix (13:30) Good morning Europe! Another sunny day arrived in Malmö, and while my roommate just crawled out of bed, I'm sitting here thinking about the semi-final results and the reactions they caused, if "caused" is the correct word there. First things first, how...

Expert predictions before semi-final 1

A couple of hours before semi-final 1 starts, we took the time in the press centre to collect a few opinions and predictions from friends and experts from other media.

esc-chat.com in Malmö 2013

For the 4th consecutive year, esc-chat.com is covering the Eurovision Song Contest on-site, and for the first time ever we can do this with our complete editor team! We are offering you news, blogging, rehearsal reviews, interviews and a lot more. Here’s the updating...

Things to do in and around Malmö

With some of us having only a few days left for packing and preparing for Malmö, we'd like to give you some touristy tips about what you could do if you want to escape from the press centre or your hotel room! You might want to see... ...in Malmö: Turning Torso...

esc-chat.com gets ready for Malmö!

After Oslo, Düsseldorf and Baku, we are now getting ready to cover the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö! For the first time, our on-location team will consist of more than one person: Martin, Felix and Danny will deliver you news, rehearsal liveblogs, photos,...

Our Song Reviews 2013

ESC 2013 line-up check: The southern countries

In the last episode of our introduction series, we're talking about the songs from Southern Europe (excluding the countries that we previously already covered in our Big 5 and ex-Yugoslavia articles). Looking back This is probably the most heterogenous constellation...

ESC 2013 line-up check: The ex-USSR nations

Our line-up check series is nearing its conclusion, and this time it's the turn of the countries of the former USSR - with the exception of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, who came under the microscope as part of our "Eastern EU" article. Looking back With the eastern...

ESC 2013 line-up check: The “pre-1970” nations

Our line-up check series has already taken a look at the songs from the Big 5, the Nordic countries, the former Yugoslavia and the Eastern EU nations. This week, Martin turns his attention to a category we've called “pre-1970”: five countries that have been part of...

ESC 2013 line-up check: The Eastern EU countries

We have already introduced the songs from the Big 5, the Nordic Countries and the former Yugoslavia. This week, Felix is giving his first verdict on a group we are describing as the the "Eastern EU" countries: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary and Romania. In case...

ESC 2013 line-up check: The Nordic countries

In our series introducing the entries from different groups of participating countries, we've already talked about the Big 5 and the former Yugoslavia. This time, Felix takes a closer look at the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Looking...

ESC 2013 line-up check: The former Yugoslavia

Following last week's article on the Big 5, esc-chat.com's series introducing and giving a verdict on the ESC 2013 entries continues with the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Martin takes a look at the prospects for Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia and...

ESC 2013 line-up check: The Big 5

It's hard to divide ESC countries in groups, let alone groups of the same size, but we've done it anyway. In the first edition of esc-chat.com's new series introducing and giving a verdict on the ESC 2013 entries, Editor-in-Chief Felix takes a look at the Big 5:...

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Songs

Semi-final 1

Country Artist Song
Austria Natália Kelly Shine
Estonia Birgit Et uus saks alguse
Slovenia Hannah Straight Into Love
Croatia Klapa s Mora Mižerja
Denmark Emmelie de Forest Only Teardrops
Russia Dina Garipova What If
Ukraine Zlata Ognevich Gravity
Netherlands Anouk Birds
Montenegro Who See Igranka
Lithuania Andrius Pojavis Something
Belarus Alyona Lanskaya Solayoh
Moldova Aliona Moon O mie
Ireland Ryan Dolan Only Love Survives
Cyprus Despina Olympiou An me thimasai
Belgium Roberto Bellarosa Love Kills
Serbia Moje 3 Ljubav je svuda

 

Semi-final 2

Country Artist Song
Latvia PeR Here We Go
San Marino Valentina Monetta Crisalide (Vola)
Macedonia Esma & Lozano Pred da se razdeni
Azerbaijan Farid Mammadov Hold Me
Finland Krista Siegfrids Marry Me
Malta Gianluca Tomorrow
Bulgaria Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov Samo shampioni
Iceland Eythor Ingi Ég á líf
Greece Koza Mostra feat. Agathon Iakovidis Alcohol Is Free
Israel Moran Mazor Rak Bishvilo
Armenia Dorians Lonely Planet
Hungary ByeAlex Kedvesem
Norway Margaret Berger I Feed You My Love
Albania Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko Identitet
Georgia Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani Waterfall
Switzerland Takasa You and Me
Romania Cezar It’s My Life

 

Big Five + Host Country

 

Country Artist Song
France Amandine Bourgeois L’enfer et moi
Spain ESDM Contigo hasta el final
Germany Cascada Glorious
United Kingdom Bonnie Tyler Believe in Me
Sweden Robin Stjernberg You
Italy Marco Mengoni L’essenziale

Malmö Blog

The grey day after

22:19 (Felix) I am one of the last people left in Malmö, with the others from our team at esc-chat.com having already safely landed in their home countries. What's left to say? In my opinion, Denmark is a very well deserved winner. It's that one song that north and...

read more

It’s Eurovision Day!

14:18 (Felix) Happy Eurovision! The most important day in the year has arrived, and for many of us it begins quite late, as last night's party at the Euro Fan Café ended quite late as well. We have spent 2 great weeks in Malmö that are now slowly coming to an end, so...

read more

Tuesday Show – Special Edition

We're back with a special edition of the Tuesday Show, just for this very special ESC 2013 final day! Noel, Martin and Felix found a quiet couch in Hotel Mercure and express their view on the ESC 2013 final. Anything but neutral and objective.    

read more

Fan Café shines as second semi approaches

Martin (13:40) The Euro Fan Café had already established itself as a fixed part of the Eurovision 2013 party scene, but it's really starting to come into its own now that non-accredited fans are flooding into Malmö for the shows themselves. Every friendship group...

read more

Wednesday: Semi 1 hangover as a new day begins

Martin (12:20) The day after a Eurovision semi-final is always an interesting time. Hangovers are nursed, and not only literally - although while we're on the subject, we did have a very late night in the Euro Fan Cafe enjoying the Macedonian/Bulgarian party and the...

read more

Party mood continues on semi-final day

Following a posh reception hosted by Germany in the afternoon, last night saw the second "big" delegation party of the season as Israel invited the accredited press, fans, members of the local Israeli community and tons of this year's artists to the Glasklart venue in...

read more

Final week starts in sunny Malmö

10:59 (Felix) Good morning from sunny Malmö! Whereas last week was quite exhausting, with a lot of stuff to work on, the final week has arrived - and we all know that it's the more relaxed one during the day, and the more party-loaded one in the nights! Speaking of...

read more

Sunday: Party hangovers and “big five” rehearsals

Martin (9:40) Last night, EuroClub played host to the Belarusian party, and I think it's fair to say that there are a few sore and regretful heads around the press centre this morning. It was in many ways the first "real" party of the ESC fortnight, with all due...

read more

Middle weekend in Malmö gets underway

Martin (11:10) Morning all! It's the middle weekend of the Eurovision fortnight, and as is traditional, things are starting to hot up all over the city. More and more fans - especially those who are "just" coming for the shows, rather than sitting in a daylight-free...

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Opening day of the press centre

Danny (11.15) And a very good morning to you all! The sun may not be shining as much here today in Malmö as it has been the past few days, but you can definitely tell that Eurovision fever is rising more and more as we get ever closer to the big event! Today saw the...

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Impressions from rehearsal days 3 and 4

9 May 2013 | We asked some friends and colleagues about their opinions on yesterday’s and today's rehearsals, and also show some impressions from the Meet & Greets with the 2013 Eurovision artists.

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Collective Headache Day

FelixK (10:28) It's a holi-holiday, and we all have a headache. Last night's party at Euroclub was quite... different. Judged by friends' comments about their own state of wellbeing (or not), it might have been a buzzing, heavy party, but was it? Euroclub 2013 is...

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*In 2013, we covered the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö under our old name “esc-chat.com”.

The on-location team consisted of
Martin, Felix and Danny.

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Review of Rehearsal Day 2 (Video)

8 May 2013 | we asked some friends and colleagues about their opinions on yesterday's rehearsal, and also show some impressions from the Meet & Greets. https://youtu.be/99s60-Zosy0

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EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2013

2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2021

escgo!* in Malmö

*In 2013, we covered the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö under our old name “esc-chat.com”.

The on-location team consisted of
Martin, Felix and Danny.

Editorial – esc-chat.com says “thank you”!

Another Eurovision Song Contest is over! Every year since Oslo 2010, we have been covering the event on location - but for the first time, Malmö saw us doing so with three editors being accredited. This gave us possibilities we never had before. We used them to offer...

The grey day after

22:19 (Felix) I am one of the last people left in Malmö, with the others from our team at esc-chat.com having already safely landed in their home countries. What's left to say? In my opinion, Denmark is a very well deserved winner. It's that one song that north and...

“Only Teardrops”: Denmark wins ESC 2013

Emmelie de Forest from Denmark has won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Only Teardrops". In total, she collected 281 points, ahead of Azerbaijan (2nd, 234 points) and Ukraine (3rd, 214 points). ChatVote favourite Norway ("I Feed You My Love") ended up...

It’s Eurovision Day!

14:18 (Felix) Happy Eurovision! The most important day in the year has arrived, and for many of us it begins quite late, as last night's party at the Euro Fan Café ended quite late as well. We have spent 2 great weeks in Malmö that are now slowly coming to an end, so...

Tuesday Show – Special Edition

We're back with a special edition of the Tuesday Show, just for this very special ESC 2013 final day! Noel, Martin and Felix found a quiet couch in Hotel Mercure and express their view on the ESC 2013 final. Anything but neutral and objective.    

Live Blog – First Dress Rehearsal of the FINAL!

Hello! Danny here to blog the first dress rehearsal of the final! This is the first time we will see the songs in the running order so we will get a feel of how everything is fitting together, and hopefully will give us an idea of the ones to look out for! Stay tuned...

The day before the final: qualifier and draw thoughts

Felix (13:30) Good morning Europe! Another sunny day arrived in Malmö, and while my roommate just crawled out of bed, I'm sitting here thinking about the semi-final results and the reactions they caused, if "caused" is the correct word there. First things first, how...

Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Semi-final 2

Good evening Europe! At 21:00 CET, the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 will see its second semi-final. You are also welcome to join our chat for discussing the show with other fans! This page will get automatically refreshed every 30 seconds, so you don't have to reload...

Fan Café shines as second semi approaches

Martin (13:40) The Euro Fan Café had already established itself as a fixed part of the Eurovision 2013 party scene, but it's really starting to come into its own now that non-accredited fans are flooding into Malmö for the shows themselves. Every friendship group...

Live Blog – First Dress Rehearsal of Semi-Final Two

Welcome to esc-chat.com's live blog from the first dress rehearsal of the second semi-final for ESC 2013! Martin here, taking over from Felix at the keyboard after a mad run from Hyllie station! The show has just begun on the  big screens, and the intro this time...

Wednesday: Semi 1 hangover as a new day begins

Martin (12:20) The day after a Eurovision semi-final is always an interesting time. Hangovers are nursed, and not only literally - although while we're on the subject, we did have a very late night in the Euro Fan Cafe enjoying the Macedonian/Bulgarian party and the...

Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Semi-final 1

Good evening Europe! For the first time ever, we are live-commentating on a Eurovision show. At 21:00 CET, the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 kicks off with the first semi-final! You are also welcome to join our chat for discussing the show with other fans! This page...

Expert predictions before semi-final 1

A couple of hours before semi-final 1 starts, we took the time in the press centre to collect a few opinions and predictions from friends and experts from other media.

Party mood continues on semi-final day

Following a posh reception hosted by Germany in the afternoon, last night saw the second "big" delegation party of the season as Israel invited the accredited press, fans, members of the local Israeli community and tons of this year's artists to the Glasklart venue in...

Live Blog – First Dress Rehearsal of Semi-Final One

Welcome to esc-chat.com's live blog from the first dress rehearsal of the first semi final for ESC 2013! Danny will be blogging here from the press centre, and you can follow Martin's tweets from the arena here. Hello everyone! I'm sitting here in the press centre...

Final week starts in sunny Malmö

10:59 (Felix) Good morning from sunny Malmö! Whereas last week was quite exhausting, with a lot of stuff to work on, the final week has arrived - and we all know that it's the more relaxed one during the day, and the more party-loaded one in the nights! Speaking of...

Live Rehearsals – Day 7!

Good morning everybody! It's the last day of the first week of rehearsals for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, and having seen all 33 of the semi-finalists put through their paces over the last six days, it's finally time for the "big 5" - Spain, France, Germany, the...

Sunday: Party hangovers and “big five” rehearsals

Martin (9:40) Last night, EuroClub played host to the Belarusian party, and I think it's fair to say that there are a few sore and regretful heads around the press centre this morning. It was in many ways the first "real" party of the ESC fortnight, with all due...