ESC 2015: My opinion about the 1st Semi-Final



Yesterday was such a great start for the ESC 2015 week: from that tremendous opening act (Conchita Wurst snatching everyone’s weaves by singing “Rise like a pheonix” and presenting at the same time) to the aesthically beautiful graphics (quite different from the previous two years) , from the clever postcards (with the classical music giving a special touch with the modern imagery) were really effective to the marvelous stage – and also a special mention to the unusual interval act in which three animals were wandering around Vienna with portable video cameras…. In a way, ORF is really doing a great job for this year’s edition thus far

There were a few minor issues, eventhough not too troublesome: eventhough the presenters were much better than those from the last year, they were simply overshadowed by Conchita – she really is a true entertainer. And the qualifiers announcement felt unusually rushed, perhaps because the show was almost on the verge of being overrun (I wonder if the same thing will happen again this Thursday)

From my predicition, I got 7 out of 10 (like the last two years), missing Albania, Hungary and Serbia (I had Belarus, Denmark and Moldova). On my overall top-10 for this edition, my top-2 consisted of songs from this semi – a pity Denmark (my 2nd) didn’t do it… but I’m tremendously happy to see Estonia, my personal favourite, qualifiying for the final. The rest of the qualifiers ranged from great to nice – Serbia, in particular, did have a performance that took it to a higher level. Also: thank God, Moldova didn’t qualify for the final (I really feared that would happen due to its utterly over-the-top performance – too much to bear for me)

Like last year, the draw will only be revealed just after the end of the 2nd Semi-Final… so, we’ll just have to wait until then

Meanwhile, here’s the Semi-Final 1 qualifiers’ press conference (as shown on

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


Posted on 20 de May de 2015, in Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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