Some shook what their mamma gave ’em. Others used expensive special affects. Several danced in the rain. But financially-challenged Greece only needed three handsome faces to win our Best music video of 2014 poll. In your face, the rest of Europe!
There is a saying in Romania that goes something like this: “When two are fighting, the third one wins”. This is what happened with our poll as well. In the comments section, the Azeris threw it down with the Armenians. Spanish fans argued with the Romanians. Gays claimed that fierce Mei from Israel should win, while straights said that Poland’s breast-filled video takes the cake. Meanwhile, Greek fans stayed (mostly) silent and kept pushing that vote button. In the end, the sexy guys of Freaky Fortune (Nikolas Raptakis and Theofilos Pouzbouris) and Riskykidd took the lead and ended up on top. “Rise Up” they did, indeed!

Second place belongs to Romania. Paula Seling and Ovi received government support for the video and it shows. They filled a cabin with water, then grass, and added butterflies and sparkles to maximize the magical effect of “Miracle”. In the end, what looked like a hell hole is now a corner of paradise. Two dancers complete the Adam and Eve impression.

Ruth Lorenzo from Spain is sitting (or rather, dancing) pretty in third place with her sexy partner Giuseppe DiBella. They are literally “Dancing in the Rain” and they look gorgeous doing it. Moreover, Ruth lost her voice for a little while after trying to sing underwater as well – this shows dedication, y’all!

Armenia’s Aram Mp3 also had a rain-filled video for his song “Not Alone”. In it, two lovers quarrel in the car. They part, and the girl cries while guy appears to be furious with himself for losing his beloved. But all’s well when it ends well, with unquestionably the most cinematic kiss of this Eurovision season. Meanwhile, Aram is brilliantly filmed singing his great song very passionately. Fourth place for his video.

Poland’s Donatan and Cleo brought major sex appeal and cleavage to their video, and this clearly brought them a lot of votes. However, the song “My Slowianie – We Are Slavic” is not about breasts and sexy looks, but a clever deconstruction of stereotypes about Slavic people. We get it and their fans got it too, bringing the video to fifth place.

These are the complete results of the poll. An impressive 20,182 votes were cast. Thank you for voting en masse for your favourite music video!

Best music video of Eurovision 2014

1. Greece: Freaky Fortune feat. Riskykidd – “Rise Up” 13.61% (2,746 votes)

2. Romania: Paula Seling & Ovi – “Miracle” 10.57% (2,133 votes)

3. Spain: Ruth Lorenzo – “Dancing in the Rain” 10.29% (2,077 votes)

4. Armenia: Aram Mp3 – “Not Alone” 10.12% (2,042 votes)

5. Poland: Donatan and Cleo – “My Slowianie – We Are Slavic” 9.21% (1,859 votes)

6. United Kingdom: Molly – “Children of the Universe” 8.53% (1,722 votes)

7. Israel: Mei Finegold – “Same Heart” 8.24% (1,664 votes)

8. Hungary: András Kállay-Saunders – “Running” 8.08% (1,630 votes)

9. Ukraine: Maria Yaremchuk – “Tick-Tock” 7.04% (1,420 votes)

10. The Netherlands: The Common Linnets – “Calm After the Storm” 1.1% (223 votes)

11. Albania: Hersi Matmuja – “One Night’s Anger” 1.1% (222 votes)

12. Sweden: Sanna Nielsen – “Undo” 1.04% (209 votes)

13. Montenegro: Sergej Cetkovic – “Moj svijet” 1.01% (203 votes)

14. Azerbaijan: Dilara – “Start a Fire” 0.98% (197 votes)

15. Italy: Emma Marrone – “La mia citta” 0.79% (160 votes)

16. Malta: Firelight – “Coming Home” 0.79% (160 votes)

17. Switzerland: Sebalter – “Hunter of Stars” 0.71% (143 votes)

18. Slovenia: Tinkara Kovach – “Spet/Round and Round” 0.7% (141 votes)

19. Ireland: Can-linn feat. Kasey Smith – “Heartbeat” 0.67% (136 votes)

20. Belarus: TEO – “Cheesecake” 0.65% (132 votes)

21. Austria: Conchita Wurst – “Rise like a Phoenix” 0.63% (128 votes)

22. France: Twin Twin – “Moustache” 0.62% (125 votes)

23. Macedonia: Tijana Dapcevic – “To the Sky” 0.54% (109 votes)

24. San Marino: Valentina Monetta – “Maybe” 0.51% (103 votes)

25. Estonia: Tanja – “Amazing” 0.49% (99 votes)

26. Moldova: Cristina Scarlat – “Wild Soul” 0.39% (78 votes)

27. Iceland: Pollapönk – “No prejudice” 0.35% (70 votes)

28. Norway: Carl Espen – “Silent Storm” 0.32% (65 votes)

29. Finland: Softengine – “Something Better” 0.23% (47 votes)

30. Belgium: Axel Hirsoux – “Mother” 0.2% (40 votes)

31. Latvia: Aarzemnieki – “Cake to Bake” 0.17% (34 votes)

32. Russia: The Tolmachevy Twins – “Shine” 0.16% (33 votes)

33. Georgia: The Shin and Mariko – “Three Minutes to Earth” 0% (32 votes)

Please note that not all the participating countries had official videos, like Denmark’s Basim for instance, who used his National Final video for promoting his song. Consequently, these countries were not eligible for our poll. Also, Germany released their official music video after our poll was created. Thank you for understanding.

What do you think about the results? Are you surprised that the low-budget video of “Rise Up” won? Or do you think that sometimes less is more? Sound off below!

Bogdan Honciuc is a Romania-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @stingovision. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Maria
Maria
7 years ago

i’m sick and tired of ballads every year in eurovision. ”rise up” was the best song in this competition. besides, all of you dance in clubs with this kind of songs, so don’t be such a hypocrites!!!

SteliosN
SteliosN
7 years ago

@SwitzStars
Greece is the most successfull country in ESC since the creation of Semi-finals. Russia is the most successfull country of the last 10 years in general. Also, Azerbaijan is pretty strong but it joined the ESC in 2008 so you can’t really make the comparison

SwitzStars
SwitzStars
7 years ago

All greeks need is some hotties and an average song and boom everyone goes crazy! Is Greece the most powerful country in ESC? Or Russia?

BIONDA
BIONDA
7 years ago

well done pretty guys!For the victory of ESC 2014!

Evridiki
Evridiki
7 years ago

WHAT??! O.o

Martin
Martin
7 years ago

Aram mp3 not alone – the best !

SUNAR
7 years ago

I am agree !Azeris stop fighting . Stop your Poor comments from your ILL-MANNERED people, This is musical contest! Good LUck YOU singers.

Austria-Conchita
Austria-Conchita
7 years ago

GREECE WAS SURELY VERY BAD YESTERDAY…BUT IF THE GUYS HAVE NOT GOT SUCH A BIG STREESS, I BELIEVE THAT – RELAXINGLY – HAVE A PLACE ON THE FIRST 6 PLACES…

12 point to greece from me!!!!! go greece!!!!!

Erica
Erica
7 years ago

Go Greece!!!!RISE UP EUROPE!!!!!!Yesterday you were AMAZING!!!The most energetic song and performance!!!!Good luck for tomorrow RISE UP!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

Med
Med
7 years ago

You got to be kidding be. Hahah…

ho
ho
7 years ago

i think this year must win spain, spain deserve it please vote them, and if spain not win, i think some people think is the best song and the best of this year contest, wiht this im happy i will vote spain

Thiefo
7 years ago

Well certainly people voted for the song, rather than the video in the case of Greece, because for as much as I like the song, the video is nothing special.

Interesting to notice the great difference between #10 and #9, The Netherlands only got 223 votes while Ukraine got 1,420, number were pretty consistent in the top 9 and then went down drastically from #10 downwards. What?