Some say that real men don’t cry. But the men competing to win Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model 2014 sure do. In recent weeks they have poured blood, sweat and plenty of tears into our competition—the world’s premier online modeling contest for the men competing at the Eurovision Song Contest. They’ve strained muscles working out. They’ve had to eat lean protein and vegetables instead of cheesecake. And they’ve had to drink water instead of alcohol. For seven of our men the pain is about to get a lot worse. The second elimination of Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model begins now.

Twenty-two mostly attractive men stand before me, but I only have 15 photos in my hands. These photos represent the 15 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 House of Wiwi, pack up your protein powder, and go home.

Our readers have cast a total of 10,665 votes in the semi-finals. The man finishing in first place earned a staggering 2,176 of them, or more than one in every five. Given all of your support he’s definitely “Not Alone”. He’s the singing comedian from Yerevan. He is Armenia’s Aram Mp3.

Armenia, Aram Mp3, 2

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

The contestants finishing in second and third place are quite the duo. They recently charmed you with their stunning acoustic medley of Eurovision winners. We know they sing together, but now we also know that they can pose in delicious promotional photographs together, too. Each of them has earned more than 1,000 votes, suggesting that they are each poised to win in the finals. These gentlemen are gentle and they are definitely men. They are two-thirds of Greece’s Freaky Fortune!

Freaky Fortune

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

The man finishing in fourth place definitely translates across borders. He’s a Romanian who lives in Norway. He melds Eastern fire with Scandinavian charm. He may be singing “Miracle” but his appearance in the Top 5 isn’t miraculous. It’s just a reflection of his beauty. He is the Romeo from Romania. He is Ovi!

Ovi Jacobsen1

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

In fifth place is a London-born rapper of Jamaican descent. You’re Jamaican’ me crazy with your heat. You are Greece’s Riskykidd!

Greece, Riskykidd, 3

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

I’m exhausted and my mouth is sore from all this talking. I’d like Sebalter, Andras, Topi, Lorent, Teo, Waylon, the men of Shin, Richard, the Men of Softengine and Basim to step forward.

The 10 of you have made it to the finals and you’ll have a second chance to up your game. All votes will be re-set to zero and you’ll start off on even footing with the front-runners. Good thing. The 10 of you are relying on your looks. That isn’t enough. To be a Top Male Model you also need to use your personality and charm. In this competition you need to bring the fire—or you’ll get burned.

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

6. Switzerland’s Sebalter: 840 votes, 7.88%
7. Hungary’s András Kállay-Saunders: 572 votes, 5.36%
8. Finland’s Topi Latukka: 339 votes, 3.18%
9. France’s Lorent Ardouvin: 288 votes, 2.7%
10. Belarus’ Teo: 259 votes, 2.43%
11. The Netherlands’ Waylon: 233 votes, 2.18%
12. Georgia’s Men of the Shin: 209 votes, 1.96%
13. Malta’s Richard Edwards Micallef: 164 votes, 1.54%
14. Finland’s Men of Softengine: 159 votes, 1.49%
15. Denmark’s Basim: 144 votes, 1.35%

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

Would Sergej, Patrick, Carl, Joran, Francois, Donatan, and Axel please step forward.

I have one photo in my hands. This photo represents the one of you who is still in the running to become Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model. I will only call one name. Those of you whose names I do not call out must immediately return to the loft, pack up your gym kit, and go home.

The public has placed the seven of you in the bottom, but the final decision is mine to make.

Sergej: You are the tallest man in this contest. You cast a huge shadow with your voice, but you’re less willing to let it all hang out when it comes to your body. We cannot find a single shirtless photo of you on the Internet. Building a bit of mystery can be a good thing. But it’s also important to give a little if you want to gain a lot…

Patrick: At Eurovision in Concert you charmed us with your dance skills, your personality, and your sexy French accent. You make so many of our readers say Oo la la! But so does your band’s lead singer Lorent, who has finished ahead of you here. Do you always want to be a backing vocalist? Or are you ready to take centre stage?

Carl: You come from the frigid North, but you are a warm soul. You show us vulnerability in your number “Silent Storm”. And yet I feel that posing for photos doesn’t stir your passion. Your focus on music is admirable. But does it come at the expense of your modeling?

Joran: Being a Top Male Model requires a focus on health and fitness. Your competitors stick to a low-carb diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. That doesn’t mean they don’t treat themselves. After lunch today I saw Freaky Fortune eating Greek yogurt with honey and banana, and I saw Aram Mp3 sipping on an acai berry super smoothie, which is rich in antixidants. Yet you only eat cake. Honey cake, chocolate cake, red velvet cake. We know your song is all about a sugary treat. But when the song stops, you just keep gorging…

Francois: Your twin Lorent has made it through with the public vote. Yet you find yourself all the way in 20th position. It’s not that our readers don’t love you. It’s that they think Lorent wants it more. I know that Lorent may have hogged the oxygen when you were both in your mom’s womb. Don’t let him steal the air now…

Donatan: Throughout your song “We are Slavs”, Cleo talks about her “hot Slavic blood.” Yet you always seem so sedate we can’t help but think your blood is a bit cooler. Being mellow is great. But as a Top Male model you’ve got to bring vigor and attitude. If you always chill out, you may get frozen out of this contest…

Axel: You make your curves work for you. In your official music video for Mother, you look fantastic in your tuxedo. But something isn’t connecting with our readers and you only have 41 votes. The problem isn’t your look. The problem is your attitude. Crank up the enthusiasm, or your audience will get bored….

So who stays?

We’ve thought about this long and hard, and we’ve decided to keep Sergej. In a recent interview we learned that you’re tan, tolerant and oh-so-tall. We like the height and we hope you will scale the heights with your song.

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

The finals of Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model will begin on Tuesday 29 April. All votes will be re-set to zero and the voting will start anew. See you soon….

Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model Semi-Final Results

1. Armenia’s Aram Mp3: 2,176 votes, 20.4%
2. Greece’s Nikolas Raptakis: 1,650 votes, 15.47%
3. Greece’s Theofilos Pouzbouris: 1,089 votes, 10.21%
4. Romania’s Ovi: 1,005 votes, 9.42%
5. Greece’s Riskykidd: 946 votes, 8.87%
6. Switzerland’s Sebalter: 840 votes, 7.88%
7. Hungary’s András Kállay-Saunders: 572 votes, 5.36%
8. Finland’s Topi Latukka: 339 votes, 3.18%
9. France’s Lorent Ardouvin: 288 votes, 2.7%
10. Belarus’ Teo: 259 votes, 2.43%
11. The Netherlands’ Waylon: 233 votes, 2.18%
12. Georgia’s Men of the Shin: 209 votes, 1.96%
13. Malta’s Richard Edwards Micallef: 164 votes, 1.54%
14. Finland’s Men of Softengine: 159 votes, 1.49%
15. Denmark’s Basim: 144 votes, 1.35%
16. Montenegro’s Sergej Cetkovic: 117 votes, 1.1% [Saved by the jury]
17. France’s Patrick Biyik: 93 votes, 0.87% [Eliminated]
18. Norway’s Carl Espen: 80 votes, 0.75% [Eliminated]
19. Latvia’s Jöran Steinhauer: 68 votes, 0.64% [Eliminated]
20. France’s François Ardouvin: 58 votes, 0.54% [Eliminated]
21. Poland’s Donatan: 57 votes, 0.53% [Eliminated]
22. Belgium’s Axel Hirsoux: 41 votes, 0.38% [Eliminated]
23. Iceland’s Men of Pollapönk: 29 votes, 0.27% [Eliminated]
24. Latvia’s Raitis Vilumovs: 28 votes, 0.26% [Eliminated]
25. Latvia’s Guntis Veilands: 21 votes, 0.2% [Eliminated]

You can see the results of previous contests by visiting the Eurovision’s Next Top Model Hall of Fame. You can also 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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Tziki
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Tziki

Aram MP3 has the most votes? I’m sorry, but he always looks like he hasn’t slept in weeks.

Zack Fisher
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Zack Fisher

Hahaha Aram is loking good 😀 modell 2014 🙂 Go armenia

cheesecake
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cheesecake

Well, at least when it comes to the performer’s appearance we’re in the top 10. Better than nothing.
Greetings from Switzerland

Armenian guy
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Armenian guy

@Marcelo N Okay same to you!Good luck!

Robyn
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Robyn

I was browsing the #eurovision tag on Tumblr. The one thing that kept coming up was posts from girls (and a few guys) saying how cute Sebalter is. He is the cute boy of 2014!

John Masters
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John Masters

ARAM is so ugly ,would prefer Sebalter or the Greek guys

daniel
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daniel

you are joking! the armenian is ugly.

Charles
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Charles

The Greek singer reminds me too much of that disilutional fame seeker gay porn actor-wannabe Chris Crooker and that is not flattering at all .. hopefully his spirit and character belong to way better place. But I know … “nobody has sex with nobody’s personality” … so they say! And by they way … why questioning someone’s lack of modelling craft when clearly that is NOT what that someone wants or even cares about? Poor Carl … he does not fit into this shallow aspect of Eurovision’s fan department. Just leave him be, don’t look at him just listen instead.

Marcelo N
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@ Armenian guy – Most definitely! Atthe end of the day, there are many more things than trolling that count. Luckily AND unluckily. I won’t touch on the genocide, for I am partial (I am in favour of acknowledging it internationally).
Have a good day, and PEACE!!

Ranting Ruby
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Ranting Ruby

Ah, wiwi, you make my day! Love your commentary!

Fatima
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Fatima

Point taken Willy Lee Adams, but might you consider adding extra people to the field as they are noticed on site ? I am sure there are plenty of dancers and backing singers who might make the grade. Like Nedjim Mahtallah did in 2010. Perhaps another category is needed.

MF
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MF

Agree with Elmo!

Elmo
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Elmo

Aram and Ovi?? ahaAHhahahahahahahahahhaha

GAYescfan
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GAYescfan

I wish to suck Theofilos’ dick 😛 i have voted for him 😛

Woz
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Woz

OK, this wasn’t a year of hunks. OK, Aram is not the hottest. But seriously… Ovi?

Fatima
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Fatima

“Finland’s Men of Softengine” all have to share a place, while the three Greeks all get individual positions. That’s not fair.

Ryanireland
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Ryanireland

Lol I see the Armenians have rigged this one as well. Of please Aram a model lol what a joke, he’s handsome but no model

GRAHAM
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GRAHAM

Seen Ovi up close. Not a good looking guy at all.

marinek
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marinek

ARAM IS HANDSOME??? WAY!
GIVE ME PLEASE THE GREEK GUYS IMMEDIATELY!URGENT!

Marcelo N
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@ Armenian guy – Of course! It only continues to amaze me how much time some people have in their hands. I mean, I follow the ESC (and most of what surrounds it, namely NFs, run-ups, etc.) as one of the highlights of the year as regards entertainment. But when it comes to other stuff, especially serious matters, you know, I try to invest time more seriously. Anyway, I will keep trying my best not to get the wrong impression of Armenians (or any ethnic/national group for that matter), hard as it may be judging from what one reads all… Read more »

Fatima
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Fatima

sam said: “Am I missing something?? Aram is really not in the slightest bit attractive……baffled to say the very least.”

Sam, that’s what I think about the song too.

Matt
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Matt

mmmmmm Nikola… :** A very good target for one night’s sex 😛 😀 well, Aram MP3 is just handsome, but not sexy 😛

Armenian guy
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Armenian guy

@Marcelo N I hope you understood that he is a troll ; ) and probably not even from Armenia .But whatever ..

Guys let one of these guys from Greece win.Otherwise some girls will have a heart attack ; ) It’s cool that y’all are united but stop voting seriously .

Jasmin
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Jasmin

Thank you for this Eurovision modeling contest!!! I love it sooooo much. 🙂 🙂 It’s so so great. I wonder how you come up with all these funny comments.

Theodora
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Theodora

Well even if Aram is my personal winner of Eurovision 2014, but i think he’s not the hottest guy of this year’s contest. Aram can win the “most stylish or best fashioned singer” categories 😉 In this category it’s defintly the Greek lead singer <3 That guy is such sexy ass 😀

Marcelo N
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@ Anton – Your ludicrous votes (Kim Kardashian, really? sooo ESC) equal to me saying that the best teacher is my friend L. Karamanian, just because she is of Armenian descent. I wish people would be sensible… but that I guess is too much asking.

sam
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sam

Am I missing something?? Aram is really not in the slightest bit attractive……baffled to say the very least.

PecheMelba113
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PecheMelba113

TEO <3

LoLilly
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LoLilly

Ha ha ha,
This is too funny! ARAM A TOP MODEL? Maybe a best dressed one but definitely not a top model!
But I have to say, I love when Armenians unite. Go Araaaaaam! Anyway….

Anton
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Anton

The best male model is Aram mp3
the best female model is Kim Kardashian
Armenia wins 2015!