As expected by the polls, Denmark wins the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

Although many speculated that Denmark would win by one of the largest margins ever, perhaps even betting the Norway 2009 record for most points earned, Denmark was in the lead for most of the voting.

 

Some other items of interest with tonight’s finish:

Azerbaijan continues its top-5 streak by finishing 2nd.

Azerbaijan had 10 12-points whereas Denmark received 8 12-points.

Ukraine, Norway, Greece return to form after last year’s low placings by finishing 3rd, 4th, and 6th.  Ukraine had 5 12-points; Norway have 3 12-points; Greece had 2 12-points.

Russia comes in at 5th.  Russia had 2 12-points.

Malta last finished in the Top 10 in 2005.  Tonight, they returned to the top 10 by finishing 8th.

After returning to the finals for the first time since 2004, the Netherlands finishes 9th.

Hungary also last finished in the Top 10 in 2007.  Tonight ByeAlex finished 10th.

Also making a strong return to the finals is Belgium which finished a respectable 12th.  A nice showing for a song that many speculated would not even qualify to the  finals.  They even got 12-points from the Netherlands

Favorites Georgia and Germany flopped and finished 15th and 21st.

Ireland sang last, and finished last.

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4 Comments

  1. rajo

    May 19, 2013 at 00:41

    Congrats Denmark for a deserved victory on homesoil.

    But overall, this was the WORST Eurovision EVER… Sweden what have you done? the whole show was a disgrace!

  2. Zack

    May 19, 2013 at 00:45

    @Rajo, oh the shade of it all 🙂

  3. Sebastien

    May 19, 2013 at 21:51

    Rajo, you’re kinda right (apart from Lynda Woodruff & the dancing meatballs). Changes for next year:
    Larger venue & stage
    Bigger Budget
    Better Interval Acts
    Big 6 countries perform in semis but are not voted on
    Don’t announce winner before all votes are in.

  4. rajo

    May 20, 2013 at 01:25

    Lynda was kinda funny, but Swedish people didn’t deserve to get ridiculed. But even more, she subtly blamed Azerbaijan and other host countries for presenting themselves in glory by presenting Sweden is a cold and frustrated country…. I don’t approve of this sniffiness.

    Also, Lynda is no international celebrity. I think Sweden has bigger acts offer than her, who is just a domestic star, for the interval act. The rest of the interval act was just “Wtf is going here?” for me…. that was a show of Swedish identity but a show of the lack of Swedish identity. And that’s just sad.

    Petra Mede wasn’t the best host and a male counterpart could have helped her. Even the Azeri couple last year was more charming than her inspite of their bad English. She so can’t compare to Anke and Stefan!

    The small venue was unnecessary given that Sweden is capital country of Eurovision and celebrates the biggest national finals. It looks stupid on Sweden. The green room looked so 90s and retro compared what we already had in recent years. The scoreboard didn’t evolve in three years in a row….

    There was absolutely no improvement and no moving forward with the song contest. Nothing new, just a bunch of old stuff and downsizing. I don’t blame the songs, I blame the host for a less than mediocre entertainment.

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