Det blev ingen Eurovisionsvinst

 

 

Saara Aalto blev näst sist i Eurovisionsfinalen vilket var en alldeles för dålig placering för en sångare av hennes kapacitet!

Hon gjorde allt rätt men tyvärr kan det vara så enkelt att Finland måste topprestera i flera år i rad framöver för att Eurovisionspubliken ska få upp ögonen för tävlanden från Finland.

År av rättvisemärkta finska artister i form av rent ut sagt konstiga typer och tävlingsbidrag har lämnat spår efter sig. Det går inte att år efter år skicka sneda och vinda artister tillsammans med den ena kassa låten efter den andra till en tävling där allt handlar om yta och perfektionism och sedan skicka ett proffs som Saara Aalto till tävlingen och naivt tro att allt är glömt och förlåtet.

Nej Finland, ni är fortfarande kusinen från landet i Eurovisionssammanhang. Tvätta bort gödsellukten från kroppen och fortsätt nu att  ta tävlingen på a l l v a r  så kan ni börja prata med de stora grabbarna om några år. Kanske resulterar det i att till och med den mest arrogante Expressenskribenten slutar att skriva bittra påståenden om finska artister och att den av Aftonbladet utsände ställer relevanta frågor i presskonferensen istället för tjuvnyp. Han behöver inte bli lika inställsam som han är mot de svenska artisterna med det går att bete sig proffsigt också.

 

 

Saara Aalto lyckades ändå att skrapa ihop 23 av folkets röster vilket var något fler än vad Benjamin Ingrosso fick med sina 21. Från att legat tvåa efter juryrösterna så halkade han ner till sjunde plats och skulle utan juryrösterna varit på 23 plats av 26 möjliga efter folkets röster. Det är vad Europa tyckte om Benjamins låt . För att komma ihåg så består varje jurygrupp av bara fem personer. HÄR finns alla officiella röstningsresultat .

Nästa års tävling avgörs i Israel. Hmm.. Hoppas att Iran har slutat med att skjuta missiler mot Israel till dess annars blir tävlingen lite väl spännande .

This is Saara Aalto – Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Saara Aalto from runner up in X-Factor UK 2016 to Eurovision Song Contest 2018

 

X-Factor UK 2016

After her performances in the semi finals, bookies made her the new favorite to win the series, overtaking Matt Terry who had been the favorite from the beginning of the live shows.

She reached the finals along with Terry and boy band 5 After Midnight. She safely made it through to the second night of the final along with Terry and eventually finished as runner-up with only 8% separating the two finalists.

Voting statistics published after show revealed that she had topped the vote on the first night of the final, marking the first time in the show’s history that a competitor had topped the vote on the first night of the final but failed to go on to win the series.

 

 Interview with Saara Aalto before 1st Semi-final in ESC 2018.

The song Monsters is about bullying and how she decided the get rid of those bullying monsters and no more be afraid .

She is proud to have become an ambassador for the Princess Diana Awards anti-bullying campaign.

She wrote the lyrics and music to Monsters last year in London with Joy and Linnea Deb from Sweden  and Ki Fitzgerald from UK.

Saara Aalto – Monsters – Finland – LIVE – First Semi-Final – Eurovision 2018

The Running Order in Grand-final ESC 2018

01. Ukraine
02. Spain
03. Slovenia
04. Lithuania
05. Austria
06. Estonia
07. Norway
08. Portugal
09. United Kingdom
10. Serbia
11. Germany
12. Albania
13. France
14. Czech Republic
15. Denmark
16. Australia
17. FINLAND
18. Bulgaria
19. Moldova
20. Sweden
21. Hungary
22. Israel
23. The Netherlands
24. Ireland
25. Cyprus
26. Italy

 

De svenska jurymedlemmarna i ESC 2018

De svenska jurymedlemmarna i ESC 2018

Årets svenska juryröster i Eurovision Song Contest 2018 delas ut av en jurygrupp bestående av  fem personer som alla är aktiva inom svenskt musikliv.

 

Robert Sehlberg Juryns ordförande Head of Music, MTG Radio

 

Mariette Hansson Artist

 

Josefin Glenmark Singer and songwriter

 

Arantxa Álvarez Host, singer and radioDJ

 

Hamed Pirouzpanah K-one Composer and Producer

 

De svenska rösterna lämnas av Felix Sandman

Eurovision Craziest Outfits

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 – Second Semi-final – Benjamin Ingrosso

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Second Semi-Final 10 May 2018 Tune in live at 21:00 CEST

Benjamin Ingrosso will represent Sweden in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Dance You Off’.

Voting in the Semi-Finals

You can only vote in the Semi-Final your country takes part in. Viewers in Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal can also vote in the first Semi-Final. Viewers in France, Germany and Italy can also vote in the second Semi-Final.

After all songs have been performed, you can vote for your favourites for ±15 minutes. You can vote by telephone and SMS through the numbers shown on your screen, and via the official app. Rates and legal terms will be shown on screen.

You can vote up to 20 times, but you cannot vote for the country you are voting from.
Televotes make up 50% of the result, the other 50% are being determined by a professional jury in each participating country.
Vote through the official app

The official Eurovision Song Contest app is your ultimate second screen tool during the live shows, available for your iOS, Android and Windows device. You’ll get live information about the participants, shortlist your favourites and vote.

After voting you get a special video message from your favourite contestant. The app also features the latest news, videos and backstage photo galleries, selfie filters and easy access to the songs.

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The expert jurors

Juries determine 50% of the result. Curious who they are?
Dance You Off
Performed by Benjamin Ingrosso
Written by MAG, Louis Schoorl, K Nita, Benjamin Ingrosso
Composed by MAG, Louis Schoorl, K Nita, Benjamin Ingrosso

 

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 – First Semi-final – Saara Aalto


First Semi-Final 8 May 2018 Tune in live at 21:00 CEST

Saara Aalto will represent Finland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Monsters’.

 

Voting in the Semi-Finals

You can only vote in the Semi-Final your country takes part in. Viewers in Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal can also vote in the first Semi-Final. Viewers in France, Germany and Italy can also vote in the second Semi-Final.

After all songs have been performed, you can vote for your favourites for ±15 minutes. You can vote by telephone and SMS through the numbers shown on your screen, and via the official app. Rates and legal terms will be shown on screen.

You can vote up to 20 times, but you cannot vote for the country you are voting from.
Televotes make up 50% of the result, the other 50% are being determined by a professional jury in each participating country.

 Vote through the official app

The official Eurovision Song Contest app is your ultimate second screen tool during the live shows, available for your iOS, Android and Windows device. You’ll get live information about the participants, shortlist your favourites and vote.

After voting you get a special video message from your favourite contestant. The app also features the latest news, videos and backstage photo galleries, selfie filters and easy access to the songs.

Download for Android
Download for iOS
Download for Windows Phone

The expert jurors

Juries determine 50% of the result. Curious who they are?

 

Monsters
Performed by Saara Aalto
Written by Saara Aalto, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Ki Fitzgerald
Composed by Saara Aalto, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Ki Fitzgerald

Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon 2018 – The Nordic Countries

These are the Nordic entries at European Song Contest in Lisbon 2018

 

First Semi-Final

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018, 21:00 CEST

 

Ari Ólafsson will represent Iceland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Our Choice’.

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Saara Aalto will represent Finland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Monsters’.

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Second Semi-Final

Thursday, 10 May, 2018, 21:00 CEST

 

Alexander Rybak will represent Norway in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘That’s How You Write A Song’.


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Rasmussen will represent Denmark at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Higher Ground’.

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Benjamin Ingrosso will represent Sweden in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Dance You Off’.

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Grand Final

Saturday, 12 May, 2018, 21:00 CEST