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Greece goes through to the Eurovision finals, Bulgaria does not

17 May 2013 / 01:05:48  GRReporter
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Greece has beaten some of its rivals and qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Alcohol is free." Along with it, Romania, Armenia, Finland, Azerbaijan, Malta, Hungary, Georgia, Iceland and Norway have emerged successful from the second semi-final. Bulgaria failed to impress the European audience and this time Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankulov with their song "Only champions" were eliminated from the race.

Humour instead of sharp criticism prevailed in the comments of Eurovision fans on Twitter. The message of Coza Mostra’s song "Alcohol is free" did not mislead anyone who knows the Mediterranean country well, which was clearly demonstrated by the responses on the web.

A girl from the country of ouzo wrote in the social media:

Another user also shared his thoughts on the topic:


Some of the fans of the international music contest remained sober-minded to the last moment,


The Balkan performances at the second semi-final of this year's Eurovision left viewers from across the world with mixed feelings. The Bulgarian song, which is a combination of modern beats and traditional folk sounds and a lot of drums was a formula already tested in 2007, but this time it has not yielded the desired result.

  - a Twitter user judged in the middle of the performance. The ranking showed that the majority of viewers were of this opinion too.

A Greek TV host also stated that Elitsa’s biggest competitor was she herself with her performance in 2007. However, the stage presence of Elitsa and her voice had strongly impressed part of the audience, which supported her and a fan wrote:

There were comments on other Balkan performers in social media too. The combination of Lozano’ pop singing and Esma’s gypsy rhythms triggered a series of responses, but one of the funniest was:


This post most clearly expresses the impression that the two artists had found themselves on the same stage, singing two separate songs instead of a duet.

The rock song from the depths of the 1980s performed by Albania’s representatives with burning guitars and backcombed hair, made a fan of Eurovision write,

We could not but mention the Romanian participation in the contest, which, despite its controversial nature (appearance and falsetto voice), has reached the finals. Some of us would call it Dubster Dracula, but that sounds about right as well:


Most positive was the impression left by the Norwegian performer Margaret Berger and the song "I feel you my love". It looks and sounds like one of the favourites for the first place of this year’s Eurovision. It is not excluded that Eurovision 2014 may take place somewhere in Scandinavia again.

Tags: MusicEurovision 2013GreeceBulgariaDracula
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