The end has come. On Saturday evening, Eurovision fans settled down for the last edition of #EurovisionAgain… for now. This time, they were rewatching the grand final of Eurovision 2014.

And while all the performances remained the exact same, viewers voted afresh. But the winner remained unchanged — Austria’s Conchita Wurst with “Rise Like A Phoenix”.

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Conchita Wurst wins #EurovisionAgain 2014

Listed below are the results for #EurovisionAgain 2014. The rankings are based on the votes of more than 3,000 people who decided to vote for their favourites while rewatching the Eurovision 2014 grand final on Saturday 27 June.

In brackets, we’ve included the differences between the new fan vote and the original result from six years ago.

#EurovisionAgain 2014 results

  1. Austria: Conchita Wurst “Rise Like a Phoenix” (=)
  2. Sweden: Sanna Nielsen “Undo” (+1)
  3. Netherlands: The Common Linnets “Calm After the Storm” (-1)
  4. Spain: Ruth Lorenzo “Dancing in the Rain” (+6)
  5. United Kingdom: Molly “Children of the Universe” (+12)
  6. Norway: Carl Espen “Silent Storm” (+2)
  7. Ukraine: Mariya Yaremchuk “Tick-Tock” (-1)
  8. Finland: Softengine “Something Better” (+3)
  9. Iceland: Pollapönk “No Prejudice” (+6)
  10. Switzerland: Sebalter “Hunter of Stars” (+3)
  11. Romania: Paula Seling & Ovi “Miracle” (+1)
  12. Hungary: András Kállay-Saunders “Running” (-7)
  13. Poland: Donatan & Cleo “My Słowianie – We Are Slavic” (+1)
  14. France: TWIN TWIN “Moustache” French (+12)
  15. Armenia: Aram MP3 “Not Alone” English (-11)
  16. Greece: Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd “Rise Up” (+4)
  17. Denmark: Basim “Cliché Love Song” (-8)
  18. Italy: Emma “La mia città” (+3)
  19. Malta: Firelight “Coming Home” (+4)
  20. Slovenia: Tinkara Kovač “Round and Round” (+5)
  21. Montenegro: Sergej Ćetković “Moj svijet” (-2)
  22. San Marino: Valentina Monetta “Maybe” (+2)
  23. Russia: Tolmachevy Sisters “Shine” (-16)
  24. Azerbaijan: Dilara Kazimova “Start a Fire” (-2)
  25. Germany: Elaiza “Is It Right” (-7)
  26. Belarus: Teo “Cheesecake” (-10)

Watch Eurovision 2014 online

#EurovisionAgain may be over for now, but the Eurovision 2014 grand final remains online. You can watch the full show on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

The weekly editions of #EurovisionAgain have finished. However, the rewatches will continue.

#EurovisionAgain will now switch to a monthly schedule, broadcasting a vintage contest on the third Saturday of each month. Therefore, #EurovisionAgain will be back on 18 July at 21:00 CEST.

What is #EurovisionAgain

For the past several weeks, since the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold, the Eurovision Again team has been organising mass rewatchings of classic contests on Saturday evenings. The EBU soon came on board and began publishing previously unavailable entire show uploads on its YouTube channel.

As well as organising rewatches, the Eurovision Again team has also added a fundraising element for various LGBT+ charities. Details can be found here.

What do you think? Did Conchita deserve to win the rewatch? Has “Rise Like A Phoenix” aged well? Let us know in the comments.

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JDS
JDS
9 days ago

If I recall correctly, neither Austria nor Netherlands were considered favourites for the win in the weeks leading up to the contest. Austria only seemed to gain a buzz on Conchita’s arrival in Copenhagen, and Netherlands during their semi-final. Is my memory correct?

stommie
stommie
9 days ago
Reply to  JDS

You are right. Armenia and Sweden were the favourites in the weeks/months before the contest. The Netherlands were considered a borderline qualifier.

JDS
JDS
9 days ago
Reply to  stommie

I do vaguely recall Netherlands being considered a potential NQ.

Whisker
Whisker
9 days ago
Reply to  JDS

Me too!

IHPIESC
IHPIESC
10 days ago

I am still waiting for more 1990s contests 🙂 for example 1994 1996

Sara
Sara
10 days ago

2014 is still one of my favourites of the last decade.

Last edited 10 days ago by Sara
oscillate
oscillate
10 days ago

Happy to see UK, Iceland and Switzerland in the top 10. I don’t really get until now why Romania was ranked so high.

I do not agree how people treated the Russian entry. It must have been traumatic for the two girls to be booed in public.

Pontus
Pontus
10 days ago

Grow up. Only reason Russia is low is that fans blame them for russias anti gay laws. News flash: its not the twins who wrote them. Fans are the most unfair voters. Its a good song. Fans booed them in Denmark, REALLY shameful

Colin
Colin
10 days ago
Reply to  Pontus

The song is fairly average IMHO, but the sisters have good vocals and the staging team made a really good job with that scale and sun. So, that puts is a bit above average overall. Still, I *really* disapprove of the booing they’ve received. They were girls of merely 16 years old and they seemed happy to be there. There was no reason in treating them with anything except kindness.

Last edited 10 days ago by Colin
Jonas
Jonas
10 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I agree completely. They also mistreated Polina the next year. A handsome Sergey somehow changed things…

JDS
JDS
10 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Well on Twitter last night, there was a lot of criticism of Aram MP3 for his homophobic views (rightly so). Yet, no-one seems bothered by Carola. I don’t get it.

Jonas
Jonas
9 days ago
Reply to  JDS

Carola made one public homophobic remark in 2001. She has apologized and reformed, exactly what I would want a homophobe to do. The gay people she has worked with have defended her, said she treated them very well and has become friends with them. I am a huge Carola fan, so it suits me to believe this, true…but I do.

Jonas
Jonas
9 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Anyway, that’s kind of a different topic than the original comment. The booing audience of 2014 & 2015 weren’t against one particular homophobe, but the policies of a nation. Which, incidentally, probably only helped Vladimir Putin – he loves to portray the West as against Russia, it makes his supporters even more loyal to him and gains him new ones. All they saw was people booing Russia, they had no clue as to why.

Jofty
Jofty
9 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I attended the contest in Oslo 2010. Yes, I booed when Russia came on because I thought the song should not have made final, not as a display of pink solidarity.

Jonas
Jonas
9 days ago
Reply to  Jofty

Well…the homophobic laws in question had not even been introduced back then. That’s why the first mass boo-ing happened in 2014. Your boos were bad too, though. Unsporting. You don’t boo a song or act just because you don’t like it.

Jofty
Jofty
9 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

OK Jonas, but as you say yourself the boo-ing mysteriously stopped at the appearance of Sergey. There is more to it than not liking the act cue the example of United Kingdom in 1984.

Jofty
Jofty
9 days ago
Reply to  JDS

True, but I don’t think any of us will be breaking down Aram MP3 (bedroom) door anytime soon

Marionette
Marionette
10 days ago

What I love about ESC 2014 is the resurgence of the underdogs and that Eurovision can be any country’s game with the right song. Austria and Netherlands were among the most bruised and battered until then, but since then, we were fascinated by the results of Belgium 2015-17, Estonia & Latvia 2015, Portugal 2017, Bulgaria 2016/17, Moldova 2017/18, Cyprus 2019, Czechia 2018 and so. Austria even won a third slate in 2018, the only other country that managed to do so is Sweden (2012 double win, 2015 jury). I mean, Eurovision got a lot more interesting after 2014.. Before that… Read more »

Erin
Erin
10 days ago

It’s great to see Finland in top 10. It’s was their best entry in the decade. It was amazing! I also love Topi Latukka’s (lead singer) new Finnish songs.

Jose
Jose
10 days ago

The production of this show was mind-blowing. Denmark did a great job and has outshone the edition in Malmö. I believe that Sweden delivered a great show in 2016, thanks to the incredible effort that the Danish organisers put. In terms of songs, it’s far from being my favorite, but I have to say that the top5 was fair – and I was really happy when Hungary reached top5, because ‘Running’ is incredible (and I wasn’t counting on its success). Spain and UK deserved better results and Israel should have been in the final, instead of Belarus or Iceland (two… Read more »

Kim
Kim
10 days ago

Really strong entry from the UK. I don’t understand when they send strong entries like this they get roughly the same result as the weaker songs, that is bottom quarter. No wonder there’s no desire to send high quality songs.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
10 days ago

The quality of the songs is amazing in 2014. Austria, The Netherlands, UK, Spain (queen), Italy (sorry for the staging), Switzerland, Ukraine… I would even say, though Conchita is a deserving Queen, she should have won in 2013 to not “overshadow” this excellent class (whereas 2013 remains my favorite winner of the past decade, the overall year was a lot more boring than 2014). I would even say, this is the start of the “2010s trinity”: 2014, 2015 and 2016 all had impressive stages and top-quality-entries.

Marionette
Marionette
10 days ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

For me, it started in 2013 with the great songs:

Norway, Iceland, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Montenegro, San Marino, Malta, Hungary, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, United Kingdom, Israel outnumber the class of 2014 in terms of quality, which consists of Austria, Netherlands, Hungary, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Armenia and Greece

Ashton
Ashton
10 days ago

My top 26 in the Final: 26. Iceland: I get that people might find this cute and it has a good message, but it is so incredibly annoying that I can’t deal with it. 25. San Marino: The fact that this qualified and Crisalide didn’t is so confusing to me. A dated mess with strangely alluring but weird staging. To this I say, maybe not. 24. Poland: While this is 100% iconic, Cleo’s voice is painful-sounding to my ears and the song is a complete mess. But it is indubitably iconic, so that counts for something. It’s a shame, too,… Read more »

IHPIESC
IHPIESC
10 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Sztorm isn’t from 2018/2019?

Ashton
Ashton
9 days ago
Reply to  IHPIESC

Maybe, idk when Sztorm was made. But it was never entered into Eurovision.

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
10 days ago

One of my very favourite years.
The staging is just spectacular! I wish I had been there.
I’ve always wanted to know, what happened to the B&W hall? Was there a bit of controversy afterwards? I read they had to rip away all the improvements and it’s deralict again. Is this true?

Unlucky that the Copenhagen Arena hadn’t been built yet. And the show could have gone to boring Herning!

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
10 days ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

It apears that right now B&W hall is owned by a company called Urban Ranger Camp (URC for short) who use it as a venue for a high ropes course. I’ve seen it two years ago on my trip to Scandinavia (it’s actually not too far from the Copenhagen Opera House) and it looked pretty much the same as in 2014, except that now there’s a giant picture of a wolf on one of the walls instead of the Eurovision 2014 logo.

Last edited 10 days ago by Skiwalko
HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
10 days ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

I’ve never been to Denmark (want to), I’d be intrigued to see the halls. I think they are visable (from a distance) from the Little Mermaid statue?

https://urbanrangercamp.dk/en/about-urc/bw/
Doesn’t mention Eurovision here, I suppose that’s not relevent for them.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
10 days ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

They are! The Little Mermaid statue is situated on the opposite bank of the canal, so you can see them in the distance. Copenhagen is a beautiful city, I strongly recommend visiting it.

Ieva
Ieva
10 days ago

“Undo” is overrated.

TheDr Mistery
TheDr Mistery
10 days ago
Reply to  Ieva

Absolutely. I liked Sanna Nielsen’s other MF songs more but for me she’s a very limited singer which especially showed here.

Jonas
Jonas
10 days ago
Reply to  TheDr Mistery

Hm, Undo may be over-rated, but Sanna? No. She’s the one who brought this song its success.

Pontus
Pontus
10 days ago
Reply to  Ieva

NO

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
10 days ago

I like seeing Children of the Universe gaining so many positions. I think it was terribly underrated back in the day.

oscillate
oscillate
10 days ago

I agree. It was one of the best entries from the UK in recent years. Sadly, the staging was a bit mediocre

Whisker
Whisker
10 days ago

This is one of the editions I enjoyed the most! I loved the postcard concept! The hosts were OK. My ranking is: 26. Italy: delicious tray with fresh basil, mozzarella and tomatoes and that’s it. The performance didn’t do it for me at all, it looked like some basic festival performance and not a TV-show performance. I enjoy a lot the studio version, but this one, NO. Festival performance, bad vocal, bad outfits, bad stage movement. 25. Poland: I don’t enjoy the genre. I don’t put it last because of the shock value of those super attractive women. 24. Spain:… Read more »

Lejlita
Lejlita
10 days ago

OKAY, how did I not notice that Norway SLAYED in 2014 before last night. It really is a strong song. I guess the running order did screw it back then

Colin
Colin
10 days ago

My dilemma was always between Norway and Netherlands. Both songs are powerful and emotional masterpieces. Sweden had an outstanding song too. Hungary’s Running has one of the best messages in recent years. Montenegro is underrated here. Moj svijet was amazing! I also really loved light-hearted songs of Switzerland, France and Iceland. The Polish performance was iconic! I get why Austria won (congrats again) and it’s certainly a good song and performance, I just have some songs ahead on my personal list. Also very good – UK, Slovenia, Finland, Armenia (very unique). On the other end, this was probably the weakest… Read more »

Last edited 10 days ago by Colin
Una
Una
10 days ago

Songs I liked that year and that I still listen to: Ireland, Israel (sadly they stayed in their semi), Italy, Slovenia, the Netherlands. I just *loved* Tinkara’s performance.
I used to like a lot and still listen to from time to time: Ukraine, San Marino.
Song that were OK: Russia, Romania, Hungary.
Did not like Sweden 2014 before. Now I do thanks to Roxen’s version.

Una
Una
10 days ago

I saw this one live. I can still remember my dilemma regarding the winner: the Netherlands or Austria. I kept changing my mind minute to minute. Never had this dilemma before or after 2014. I call both my winners from 2014 favouring slightly the Netherlands. Everything was perfect about that song and performance. Iconic act in the best sense of the word.
The only thing I got on the plus side about Austria was the boldness of the presentation and message considering the p-o-l-i-t-i-c-a-l implications.

Robert
Robert
10 days ago

The UK seem to be doing a lot better in the Eurovision Again series ? in my mind if there was 1 song to overtake Phoenix is should have been Calm after the Storm but happy with the result..

Tibor
Tibor
10 days ago

I am at peace with the 2014 contest. Musically, it’s one of the more interesting years, and I only had one major casualty from my personal top 10 in the semis, and that’s the controversial “Attention” from Lithuania (which finished 11th in its semi, but it wasn’t that close). I’m not too keen on the winner, it’s a rather conventional song, well executed, but ultimately a performance piece that doesn’t do much for me in the studio cut. Other than that, three of my personal top 10 songs finished top 5, that’s not too bad. For me personally, 2014 is… Read more »

Ieva
Ieva
10 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

Same for me with Azerbaijan.

Colin
Colin
10 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

I agree about France. Surprisingly, I also agree about Azerbaijan. It’s a song I didn’t care much about back then, but when re-listening and ratings songs again recently, it just entered my top 20. It’s a really tender, slow-burning song. I am interested in your thoughts on Lithuania. Unfortunately, I don’t share your sentiments here, as this was one of my least favorite songs that year, next to North Macedonia and Belgium. I found it too frenetic and annoying. I’m glad it has it’s fans. My favorite among NQs was Israel.

Last edited 10 days ago by Colin
Tibor
Tibor
10 days ago
Reply to  Colin

For me it was always more surprising that people didn’t really like “Start a fire”, although I do understand that there are issues with her vocal performance which is, objectively speaking, not convincing, there’s not much to argue about. But the song itself is really beautiful. As for “Attention”, it’s more my usual brand, more electronic, a little eclectic drum’n’base adjacent tune that’s well sung (I think that Vilija has a very soulful, resonating voice). It reminds me a little bit of bands like Kosheen. What I never liked was the dancing, especially during the pre-chorus, but as you know,… Read more »

Colin
Colin
10 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

I guess that issue with Start a Fire was that it was too slow for your average ESC fan. Actually, the same was said for now iconic Calm After the Storm before people saw it performed on stage. A lot of people are all for ”bops” and a song which doesn’t explode in first twenty seconds is ”boring”. I enjoyed Azerbaijan’s serene vibe. I don’t even find her live that bad. Sure, she lacked some power, but it wasn’t weak to the point of distraction. Attention’s staging was very bad (and a deserved Barbara Dex award), but I feel like… Read more »

Last edited 10 days ago by Colin
Tibor
Tibor
9 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I don’t know, of course there are a lot of fans that dismiss every slower song as boring, but I don’t really pay attention to that, because in the end ballads don’t do more badly than bops, that’s just some fantasy not rooted in reality. But in Dilara’s case, the song actually didn’t do that well, and the only explanation I have for that are the dodgy vocals (her technique really isn’t good and she tries too hard at moments when she should just be a little more quiet and subdued). And I agree that 2014 wasn’t a bad year… Read more »

Colin
Colin
7 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

I’m answering it so late I’ll get if you don’t see the answer. However, I thought of another possible reason why Start a Fire had a lukewarm welcome in the ESC community. As I said, it’s a really slow-building song (which can be beautiful, but some ESC fans can be a bit impatient), which came just when the Azerbaijani winning streak was in full swing. They won in 2011 (with a pretty solid song, but it was not as good as most other winners, as the whole year was somewhat lower in quality), got a good placing with their host… Read more »

T.J.
T.J.
10 days ago

Conchita remains the Queen of Eurovision. And nobody else can be.

deni_Al
deni_Al
10 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

Verka

Pontus
Pontus
10 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

why is only the dragqueen the only queen for you. Celine Dion, Carola, Charlotte perelli,Sertab etc, Conchita is not the best by far

T.J.
T.J.
9 days ago
Reply to  Pontus

Because she is the only one. Simple as that.

Jofty
Jofty
8 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

Mary Spiteri, Selma and Ira Losco – all robbed of victory

Joe
Joe
10 days ago

2014! Good year overall, well-hosted with a great stage and great interval acts (“Rainmaker” is an all-time great Eurovision moment, and I love the Eurovision Museum). I’ll try and do a quick ranking. 37) Moldova – Nothing really to say about this song. Moldova are usually so good at staging and everything about the song and staging just fell flat. 36) Greece – Like musical Cool Whip: airy, substance-free, hypothetically enjoyable but doesn’t actually add anything to your experience. 35) Lithuania – Very frenetic. Like the dancer, though. 34) Belgium – Overwrought and overdone. 33) Estonia – Eh. 32) Belarus… Read more »

Joe
Joe
10 days ago
Reply to  Joe

*everything about this song [“Moj svijet”] works, is how I intended to finish that sentence before I forgot.

Joe
Joe
10 days ago
Reply to  Joe

Also the fan re-ranking is garbage except for the four songs they added to the top ten that missed it before.

Jofty
Jofty
10 days ago
Reply to  Joe

Totally agree, lovely song sensitively delivered. Probably superior to Adio which I also liked. Sadly the formula stopped working for Vanya in 2018.

Jofty
Jofty
10 days ago
Reply to  Joe

Yes, 12 points to the Lithuanian dancer. Sorry for me UK was an average track at best and the singer behaving like a sulky teenager hardly helped.

Last edited 10 days ago by Jofty
Kredential
Kredential
10 days ago

I really liked the song at the time but I’m not surprised Armenia tanked, the dubstep sound has aged horribly.

All my favourites had poor live vocals (Italy & Azerbaijan) so I didn’t expect too much from them but The Netherlands really should have won this. Sweden sent a fantastic song in 2014 too.

JDS
JDS
10 days ago
Reply to  Kredential

I remember he (Armenia) was the hot favourite to win, it was in no way a done deal Austria would win. He flopped quite badly in the end, probably not helped by his homophobic views.

Stephanie
Stephanie
11 days ago

Very hardly to understand! Okay Conchita Wurst can sing and the song wasn’t that bad at all but… better than The Commom Linnits…. NO WAY!!!I’m sorry! No on the contrary… they reward The Netherlands by dropping them one place down in favor of boring Sweden… Unbelievable!!!

JDS
JDS
10 days ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Netherlands was a far superior song, but the way I see it is – Netherlands SHOULD have won, but Conchita HAD to win, if that makes sense?

Disappointing that Netherlands dropped a position in EA, but as I keep saying, the voting for EA is very predictable and a diva or a ‘banger’ is going to sweep the board.

Una
Una
9 days ago
Reply to  JDS

Very well said. ” Netherlands SHOULD have won, but Conchita HAD to win”. Makes perfect sense to me.

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
11 days ago

Oh, so #EurovisionAgain will continue but as a monthly event instead of weekly. Sounds like they do want to stream past contests pre-2004, but right negotiations might take some time, hence the change of schedule. I’ll look forward to July 18th.

Ashton
Ashton
11 days ago

FINALLY JUSTICE FOR FRANCE. Moustache was and is a bop, period.

Colin
Colin
10 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Well, it’s my 10th. I always thought this was a really well done comedic song.

Ashton
Ashton
10 days ago
Reply to  Colin

it was my 11th, as you can see in my comment above. honestly wish it was appreciated more.

PP77
PP77
11 days ago

My TOP 10
1.Austria
2.Ukraine
3.The Netherlands
4.Spain
5.San Marino
6.United Kingdom
7.Sweden
8.Romania
9.Montenegro
10.Poland

Deserved to go to final Israel,Ireland,Lithuania instead Malta,Belarus and Slovenia from 2nd semi,Estonia instead Azerbaijan from I st semi.

Jofty
Jofty
10 days ago
Reply to  PP77

Still stunned that Slovenia made the final

Ashton
Ashton
9 days ago
Reply to  Jofty

How? The song is amazing and was a deserved qualifier.

Jofty
Jofty
9 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Hi Ashton, personal taste I guess? And people (not fans) with whom I watched show sort of wondered how it had qualified for final!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
11 days ago

France above Armenia…
I say it every week, I am thankful that actual Eurovision results aren’t entirely the product of the taste of western ESC fans.

Esc addict
Esc addict
11 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Twin Twin didn’t deserved the last place that’s all. And what about the product of the taste of western eurofans? No need to oppose people, Eurovision is made to unite Europe and you are here with your western taste and eastern as if one was better than the other…..but with this state of mind, you’re out guy. Sorry.

Last edited 11 days ago by Esc addict
Esc addict
Esc addict
9 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Good to see my comment downvoted here…. it shows the very good spirit of some readers here, and proves that some fans doesn’t fit at all the Esc spirit….

Milan
Milan
9 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Oh so when you get minuses it proves your point?

Alex
Alex
11 days ago

predictable of them to choose 2014 as it’s a pride week and Conchita won. Danes did a FANTASTIC job hosting the show. My most favourite stage ever. Very nice hosts (although a bit annoying to be biased in favor of Conchita and calling her queen of Austria), audience and songs in general. The Top 3 was very strong. I also liked Emmelie’s performance with Rainmaker, very memorable. Moving forward, i’d like to see Eurovision 2005 and 2006. I think they have been overlooked for some reason and i cannot find them uploaded by the Eurovision channel. It would be cute… Read more »

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
11 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Eurovision 2006 has been already covered in the second episode. I believe that was before Rob Holley began a collaboration with the EBU and that’s the reason why it wasn’t uploaded to YouTube.

JDS
JDS
10 days ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

I think an “official” upload of 2006 is coming to YouTube shortly.

Tom
Tom
11 days ago

Uk at the TOP 5 what a surprise!
The 80% of the voters are from the UK lmao

JDS
JDS
11 days ago
Reply to  Tom

I didn’t take part this week but while Molly was definitely robbed in 2014, she wasn’t THAT robbed. Not a top 5 finisher. 7-10 place makes sense.

mad-professor
mad-professor
10 days ago
Reply to  Tom

Molly was top 5 in the OGAE poll for 2014.

Jofty
Jofty
10 days ago
Reply to  Tom

If they re-run 2019 Bigger Than Us might win!!

Jan Neisius
Jan Neisius
11 days ago

Why are they doing the latest contests? Especially those which are already available at their channel… ):

JDS
JDS
11 days ago
Reply to  Jan Neisius

Rights mainly. The EBU doesn’t own rights to pre-2004 contests so they need the original host broadcaster to open their archives. Also the quality of older contests isn’t great and would need a lot of work to bring up to modern standards.

And also (and this is more a personal view), most Euro fan taking part want bops and bangers and a party and would have a conniption if 1971 (for example) was chosen. I think a lot of them don’t even consider Eurovision existed pre-2003 (bar ABBA and Celine). It’s not really a history lesson (unfortunately).

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
11 days ago

The result the UK should of had in 2014, if the BBC didn’t abandon her with staging

Alex
Alex
11 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

The BBC didn’t abandon Molly. They fully supported the entry that year. Actually, i think they actually made an effort in 2014 (and 2017). It just did not click with the viewers despite the good running order. I think the issue might have been the outfit or/and the ‘cold’ attitude of Molly on stage. But really, i don’t think any of these factors played a role, because the song was catchy, Molly sang well and the staging was impressive. I am very disappointed at how it did with juries and televoting. It’s one of the mysteries to be honest.

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
10 days ago
Reply to  Alex

I was so so pleased when Molly was chosen, a big step in the right direction. I felt winning potential, but on the night something didn’t quite click for me. I feel the audience at home and in the arena were exhusded from the big show and had already decided on a favourite to vote for.
I do wish the UK had stuck with BBC Introducing since however. Give under the radar bands a chance to shine and help change perceptions