The men competing to win Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model understand pain. They’ve pulled muscles in our gym and fallen flat on their faces while doing push-ups. But the biggest hurt comes when they find out that our readers just aren’t that into them. The first elimination of Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model 2014 begins now.

Twenty-five mostly attractive men stand before me. But I only have 22 photos in my hands. These photoes represent the 22 of you who are still in the running to become Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model. Those of you whose name I do not call must immediately return to the apartment, pack up your protein powder and go home.

Since March 29 our readers have cast a total of 9,274 votes for the man they think has the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to succeed as an international superstar after the Eurovision glory fades. The man finishing in first place this week has already won critical acclaim for his song. But now he’s winning fans for his edgy style and versatile looks. It’s no wonder that he has earned a total of 2,109 votes or around 23% of all those cast.

He rocked a tuxedo during a New Year’s gala in Yerevan. And he worked a futuristic black leather outfit from The Matrix in Amsterdam. He’s singing “Not Alone” and he’ll never be alone with all the fans he has on our web site. He is yummy and he is from Yerevan. He is Armenia’s Aram Mp3.

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Congratulations, Aram. You’re still in the running to become Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model.

The man finishing in second place led our poll for the first two weeks, and only recently fell behind Aram Mp3. He currently has 1,426 votes, or around 15%.

As we learned during our interview at Eurovision in Concert, he has several tattoos on his left arm. They make an impression, but not as much as his face. He puts the Freaky in Freaky Fortune. He is Greece’s Nikolas Raptakis.

Greece, Nikolas Raptakis, 1

 Congratulations, Nikolas. You’re still in the running to become Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model.

The man finishing in third place has earned 943 votes, or around 10%. He’s also Nikolas’ partner in crime. He’s got a more exotic look and proves that you don’t have to be super tall to be super desired. He’s singing “Rise Up” and he’s certainly getting a rise out of his fans. He is Greece’s Theofilos Pouzbouris.

Congratulations, Nikolas. You’re still in the running to become Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model.

Greece, Theofilos Pouzbouris, 1

The man finishing in fourth place this week has earned 836 votes or around 9% of all those cast. He’s of Greek-Jamaican descent and is bringing some major flavour to Eurovision. He knows how to rap, but he also knows how to work his fierce looks. He is an Adonis with an urban edge. He is Greece’s Riskykidd!

Greece, Riskykidd, 1

Congratulations, Riskykidd. You’re still in the running to become Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model.

The man finishing in fifth place has earned 823 votes or approximately 9%. He keeps his beard trim and his body trimmer. He stepped into our lives in 2010, and like a fine wine he is getting better with time. He is the Body from Bucharest. He is Romania’s Ovi!

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Congratulations, Ovi. You’re still in the running to become Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model.

Would Sebalter, András, Topi, Lorent, Teo, Waylon, the Men of Shin, the Men of Softengine, Richard, Basim, Sergej, and Patrick please step forward.

The 11 of you have finished in sixth through 17th place. None of you managed to earn more than 667 votes. Couldn’t you have asked your Twitter followers to vote? Couldn’t you have asked your extended family to show you some love? This week all of you are safe—but that’s a word we loathe in this contest. Bring the drama or we’ll ask you to exit the stage.

6. Switzerland’s Sebalter: 667 votes, 7.19%
7. Hungary’s András Kállay-Saunders: 484 votes, 5.22%
8. Finland’s Topi Latukka: 289 votes, 3.12%
9. France’s Lorent Ardouvin: 242 votes, 2.61%
10. Belarus’ Teo: 206 votes, 2.22%
11. The Netherlands’ Waylon: 203 votes, 2.19%
12. Georgia’s Men of the Shin: 166 votes, 1.79%
13. Finland’s Men of Softengine: 137 votes, 1.48%
14. Malta’s Richard Edwards Micallef: 137 votes, 1.48%
15. Denmark’s Basim: 124 votes, 1.34%
16. Montenegro’s Sergej Cetkovic: 98 votes, 1.06%
17. France’s Patrick Biyik: 79 votes, 0.85%

Congratulations. All y’all are still in the running to become Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model.

Would Carl, Jöran, François, Donatan, Axel, Pollapönk, Raitis and Guntis please step forward. The eight of you are the bottom of the barrell. I’ve seen the eight of you eating chocolate bars rather than lean protein, and caught you watching old Eurovision finals on YouTube rather than hitting the gym.

Carl: You seem to have taken the silent in “Silent Storm” to heart. You’re not bringing all of yourself to your photos, and at times I see you hiding your tattoos. Show out or you’ll be shown up.

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Jöran: You’re one of the nicest competitors at Eurovision this year. But I’m worried about your weight loss. You’ve been working so hard that you’re a shadow of your old self. Bulk up or you may have to ship out…

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François: Your twin Laurent may be the lead vocalist of Twin Twin, but you don’t have to play second fiddle. Step out of your brother’s shadow, or you’ll never shine.

France, François Ardouvin, 1

Donatan: Your competitors understand that it’s important to smile with your eyes. But you always have on shades, which means you’re always going to frown. Take off the shades or you’ll see your way out of this competition.

Poland, Donatan, 2

Axel: You’re representing the plus-size category with immense dignity. But sometimes we feel that you don’t believe in yourself. You don’t have to be stick thin to come out on top. But you do you have to believe in yourself. Supersize your confidence, or your chances of making the final will get really slim really fast.

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Men of Pollapönk: You bring immense color to the contest, and I’m not only talking about those rainbow coloured suits. But the four of you are almost too cohesive and connected. I don’t know any of your names, and I think of you as a group rather than four people. Show some individuality or remain lost in the crowd.

Iceland, Men of Pollapönk, 2

Raitis: At various points on the Eurovision campaign trail you have sported some fierce dreadlocks. You bring originality and flair and a major love of patterns and prints. But the judges feel like you’re holding back. We want to shake you and let all of your creativity and personality ooze out all over us. Reveal yourself or be relieved from this competition.

Latvia, Raitis Vilumovs, 1

Guntis: You have real sax appeal and a quiet strength. But to be a Top Model you need to get loud. You’re a singer. Use that voice or disappear into silence.

Latvia, Guntis Veilands, 2

If I had my way I’d send all of you home. But our readers have convinced us to give some of you a second chance.

So who stays? Carl, Jöran, François, Donatan, and Axel—congratulations. All y’all are still in the running to become Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model.

Pollapönk, Raitis and Guntis, please return to the loft, pack up your belongings and leave. If you take any of our chicken you’ll hear from our lawyers.

The semi-finals of Eurovision’s Next Top Model end on April 27. Be sure to vote before it’s too late!

Eurovision’s Next Top Model: First Elimination Results

  1. Armenia’s Aram Mp3: 2,109 votes, 22.74%
  2. Greece’s Nikolas Raptakis: 1,426 votes, 15.38%
  3. Greece’s Theofilos Pouzbouris: 943 votes, 10.17%
  4. Greece’s Riskykidd: 836 votes, 9.01%
  5. Romania’s Ovi: 823 votes, 8.87%
  6. Switzerland’s Sebalter: 667 votes, 7.19%
  7. Hungary’s András Kállay-Saunders: 484 votes, 5.22%
  8. Finland’s Topi Latukka: 289 votes, 3.12%
  9. France’s Lorent Ardouvin: 242 votes, 2.61%
  10. Belarus’ Teo: 206 votes, 2.22%
  11. The Netherlands’ Waylon: 203 votes, 2.19%
  12. Georgia’s Men of the Shin: 166 votes, 1.79%
  13. Finland’s Men of Softengine: 137 votes, 1.48%
  14. Malta’s Richard Edwards Micallef: 137 votes, 1.48%
  15. Denmark’s Basim: 124 votes, 1.34%
  16. Montenegro’s Sergej Cetkovic: 98 votes, 1.06%
  17. France’s Patrick Biyik: 79 votes, 0.85%
  18. Norway’s Carl Espen: 63 votes, 0.68%
  19. Latvia’s Jöran Steinhauer: 53 votes, 0.57%
  20. France’s François Ardouvin: 49 votes, 0.53%
  21. Poland’s Donatan: 45 votes, 0.49%
  22. Belgium’s Axel Hirsoux: 34 votes, 0.37%
  23. Iceland’s Men of Pollapönk: 23 votes, 0.25%
  24. Latvia’s Raitis Vilumovs: 21 votes, 0.23%
  25. Latvia’s Guntis Veilands: 17 votes, 0.18%

Willy Lee Adams contributed this report from London. You can keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Scar
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Scar

Eh..well none of this year’s male singers are anywhere near as good-looking as Mengoni(Italy 2013) or Farid(2013). I guess it makes sense that Freaky Fortune duo and Risky Kidd topped the polls since they’re one of the younger lads out of the bunch. LOL these Armenians are going nuts online. Great to see they’re spirits for Eurovision are high and they’ve been humble as well (even giving points to their ‘rival’ Azerbaijan at the OGAE).

ESCaddict
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ESCaddict

No!!!!!! My bearded beauties have been eliminated. How could this happen to the DILF super group? I will be moving my vote to the next tier with Nikolas, Carl & Teo. Aram could get a vote out of me if he covered his face with a beard; a big one would be necessary in his case.

Reality
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Reality

Aram is not the handsome one, but for sure he’s one of the best dressed one.

Charles
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Charles

@Robyn: You also forget that you are the one to choose to either focusing more on listening than focusing on the visuals happening … it only relies on what is important to you. If you dwell on visuals you will following everybody’s ass trail and just ignore the music being performed, there true reason why the contest was made. Despite being televised, I’m sorry people need to learn to “listen” again and stop being so shallowly distracted by what they see. Think about that for a minute ..

Wergie
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Wergie

Common, Aram isn’t ugly at all.. but yes, he isn’t the handsome one. This poll actually make no sense since the fanboys/girls of certain countries always vote for their own ‘beauties’. Greek Nikolas and Swiss Sebalter are imo the most handsome of all.

Reality
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Reality

Greek guys or Greek gods? All of those 3 deserve the title of “All Handsome-nessss!” Not Aram! Please!
I love love love Aram’s song but his looks, no no way!

Reality
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Reality

Hilarious. hilarious. hilarious
Seriously, all Armenian friends, with all do respect… Do you really think Aram is anywhere near being handsome?
It’s so funny when we think about it, though. It’s like all Armenians United and voted for Aram just to piss the hell out of everyone.
Lol. Ha ha ha lmao!
It’s like they don’t give a damn what anyone thinks…. They are determined to vote and screw everything. Way to go!
Go Armenians, please continue voting. It’s fun to see how others react.

Robyn
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Robyn

Charles: are you forgetting that Eurovision is and always has been a televised event? It’s not just about the song – the visuals play a huge part too. But regardless of that, ENTM is a bit of fun to keep us busy until May. I don’t think any of the eliminated contestants are going to be crying in their cornflakes. Not all of us around here are gay guys. Some of us just appreciate a handsome face!

Daria Kinzer
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Daria Kinzer

Hey, Wiwibloggs readers! Please check out this new comic show about me! It’s called “Da Dria Kiznr Show” and features some other ex-Eurovision starts! It’s some kind of Eurovision spin-off of “The Nekci Menij Show”. It would be a big honour for me if you dedicated an article to this show! Enjoy! 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3ouvGdjoss

With love, your Daria Kinzer! <3

Fatima
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Fatima

Can runners be added to this field ? Because I would like to see Vilija Mata?i?nait?’s co-dancer in contention.

Charles
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Charles

This is as shallow as the Barbara dex award. What is the point of judging these guys by their looks and creating expectations of how they should present themselves physically? Showing more tattoos? For heaven’s sake these guys are SINGERS and they are competing on a MUSIC competition … Jesus … You all sound like teenage girls screaming for One Direction for no reason whatsoever. So disappointing to see these sort of things. I understand this is classic gay cliché to judge everybody by their looks … but come on … when will some people stop being 16 years old… Read more »

Timo
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Timo

Aram looks like the dude I see lurking at little children at the playground. Are his fans that obsessed with hoarding votes for everything?

Robyn
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Robyn

Ovi and Aram? Either there’s some patriotic bloc voting happening or Wiwi regulars are major DILF fans.

vangelis vt
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vangelis vt

Fans of Armenia, please stop spoiling this poll too. Ok, so you want to convince us that your song is going to win. Now you want to convince us that Aram is handsome too?

Please, we have eyes!

Thiefo
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Thiefo

Yes Leon, all this is just for fun obviously, but is still a little annoying to notice some suspicious numbers, it takes away some of that fun.

But anyway, I would love to see Sebalter way higher, he’s so cute! Also Kallay-Saunders and his big mouth (and arms) ;P From the greek guys, Nikolas is so damn cute as well.

Padraig Muldoon
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Ovi and Aram Need To Go! Greece, France, Finland, Switzerland and Hungary for the win!

Leon
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Leon

OMG people are so annoying. This is all for fun. This is not gonna determine the winner. The second guy should win though! Also, is that his natural hair color? I doubt.

Tonje Sivertsen
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Tonje Sivertsen

My vote goes to our very own Carl Espen; the honest, nice, handsome and quiet “boy next door”, whom I was so lucky to meet last Saturday. My cup of tea!

Lalala
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Lalala

Seriously, Aram?ARE YOU GUYS CRAZY?Do you think that Aram is handsome?You’ve got no sense of style-_-

Gerard P
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Gerard P

Greece should finish #1, #2 and #3 here. But I realise this is only the semi-finals and there is a long way to go 🙂

Dhani
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this competition is ridiculous

Mateusz
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Mateusz

Oh c’mon, I love the Armenian song, it’s in my top 5 but he’s damn ugly!!

Pixy
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Pixy

@Dar yes, the Armenians were in dormancy for the last 5 years and now they obviously awake and juggling everything they see)) Idiot 🙁

BIONDA
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BIONDA

GREEK GUYS ARE REALLY HOT!!!!
RISE UP INDEED!

Dar
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Wow the Armenians even rigged this vote .. Desperate !!!