Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Eurovision Song Contest 2014 logo
Semi-final 1 date May 6, 2014
Semi-final 2 date May 8, 2014
Final date May 10, 2014
Venue B&W Hallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark
Presenter(s) Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel, Pilou Asbæk
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Executive producer Pernille Gaardbo
Host broadcaster Danmarks Radio (DR)
Opening act Semi-final 1: "Only Teardrops" performed by Choir of Europe and Emmelie de Forest.
Semi-final 2: Performance based on "Jalousie 'Tango Tzigane'" composed by Jacob Gade
Interval act Semi-final 1: "The Ugly Duckling" (musical pieces by Bent Fabric interpreted by Mike Sheridan)
Semi-final 2: Australian presentation featuring Jessica Mauboy performing "Sea of Flags"
Final: "Rainmaker" performed by Emmelie de Forest and the 26 finalists

There was a cancelled interval act: Trip To The Future.

Number of entries 37
Debuting countries none
Returning countries Poland, Portugal
Withdrawing countries Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Serbia
Voting system Each country awarded 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs.
Winning song Flag of Austria.svg Austria
"Rise Like A Phoenix" by Conchita Wurst
The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place at the B&W Hallerne, in Copenhagen, Denmark, following Emmelie de Forest's win in the 2013 contest with the song "Only Teardrops". The shows were presented by Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel and Pilou Asbæk. For the first in the history of the contest, the trio of presenters will comprise of two men and one woman. This will be the third time that Denmark will host the contest, the last time being in 2001.

The theme for 2014's Eurovision Song Contest is #JoinUs and is hosted by Danish national broadcaster, Danmarks Radio (DR).

Thirty-seven countries participated; this includes the return of Poland after a two-year absence and Portugal after a one-year absence. Overall, there were two fewer countries competing compared to the previous year, making thirty-seven participants, the smallest number since 2006. Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Serbia announced their withdrawal from the 2014 Contest. San Marino and Montenegro both qualified for the final for the first time. The winner was Conchita Wurst with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix", written by Charley Mason, Joey Patulka, Ali Zuckowski, and Julian Maas for Austria. This was Austria's first win in the competition since 1966. Jokes made about Wurst had sparked controversy, whilst Russia were booed several times during the contest. The Netherlands and Sweden finished second and third respectively with the former achieving their best result since their victory in the 1975 Contest. Of the "Big Five", only Ruth Lorenzo of Spain achieved a place in the top ten.

A new record of 195 million viewers for the Eurovision Song Contest was reported. The official compilation album of the 2014 Contest was released by Universal Music Group on 14 April 2014, and featured all 37 songs from the contest, including the official #JoinUs theme performed during the interval act of the grand final. The host broadcaster, DR, and the EBU won the International TV Award at the Ondas Awards for their production of the contest.

Representatives (by ranking)Edit

Country in gold is the winning entry, the country in silver is the host country, the countries in dark goldenrod are the "Big 5" countries which are rewarded with automatic spots in the finals, and the countries in paris daisy color are the countries who made into the semi-finals but not in the grand finals in the contest.

Ranking Country EBU Member station Artist Song
01 Austria Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) Conchita Wurst "Rise Like A Phoenix"
02 Netherlands AVROTROS The Common Linnets "Calm After The Storm"
03 Sweden Sveriges Television (SVT) Sanna Nielsen "Undo"
04 Armenia Public Television of Armenia (AMPTV) Aram MP3 "Not Alone"
05 Hungary

Magyar Televízió (MTV)

András Kállay-Saunders "Running"
06 Ukraine Natsionalna Telekompaniya Ukrayiny (NTU) Mariya Yaremchuk "Tick-Tock"
07 Russia Russia-1 (RTR) Tolmachevy Sisters "Shine"
08 Norway Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) Carl Espen "Silent Storm"
09 Denmark Danmarks Radio (DR) Basim "Cliche Love Song"
10 Spain Televisión Española (TVE) Ruth Lorenzo "Dancing in the Rain"
11 Finland Yleisradio (YLE) Softengine "Something Better"
12 Romania Televiziunea Română (TVR) Paula Seling & OVI "Miracle"
13 Switzerland SRG SSR Sebalter "Hunter Of Stars"
14 Poland Telewizja Polska (TVP) Donatan & Cleo "My Słowianie - We Are Slavic"
15 Iceland Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) Pollapönk "No Prejudice"
16 Belarus Belarusian Television and Radio Company (BTRC) Teo "Cheesecake"
17 United Kingdom British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Molly "Children of the Universe"
18 Germany Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) Elaiza "Is it right"
19 Montenegro Radio i Televizija Crne Gore (RTCG) Sergej Ćetković "Moj Svijet"
20 Greece New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television (NERIT) Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd "Rise Up"
21 Italy Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) Emma "La Mia Città"
22 Azerbaijan İctimai Television (İTV) Dilara Kazimova "Start A Fire"
23 Malta Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) Firelight "Coming Home"
24 San Marino Radiotelevisione della Repubblica di San Marino (SMRTV) Valentina Monetta "Maybe (Forse)"
25 Slovenia Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVSLO) Tinkara Kovač "Round and round "
26 France France 3 TWIN TWIN "Moustache"
- Macedonia Macedonian Radio Television (MRT) Tijana "To the Sky"
- Ireland Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) Can-Linn feat. Kasey Smith "Heartbeat"
- Lithuania Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) Vilija "Attention"
- Georgia Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) The Shin and Mariko "Three Minutes to Earth"
- Israel Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Mei Finegold "Same Heart"
- Portugal Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) Suzy "Quero ser tua"
- Moldova TeleRadio-Moldova (TRM) Cristina Scarlat "Wild Soul"
- Belgium Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (VRT) Axel Hirsoux "Mother"
- Albania Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) Hersi "One Night's Anger"
- Estonia Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) Tanja "Amazing"
- Latvia Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) Aarzemnieki "Cake to Bake"


These are the different TV and radio networks that broadcasted the contest. Countries in blue are non-participating countries.

Country TV Networks Radio Networks Commentators Shows Spokesperson


RTSH Muzike

Radio Tirana

Andri Xhahu

all shows Andri Xhahu
Armenia Armenia-1 Erik Antaranyan, Anna Avanesyan semi-finals Anna Avanesyan
Tigran Danielyan, Arevik Udumyan finals
Australia SBS One Julia Zemiro, Sam Pang all shows N/A
Austria ORF eins Andi Knoll all shows Kati Bellowitsch
Azerbaijan Ictimai Television İTV Radio Konul Arifgizi all shows Sabina Babayeva



Evgeny Perlin all shows Alyona Lanskaya
Belgium (Dutch) Een Radio 2 Peter Van de Viere, Eva Daeleman all shows Angelique Vlieghe
Belgium (French) La Une Jean Louis Lahaye, Maureen Louys
VivaCité Olivier Gilain finals
Canada OUTtv Adam Rollins, Tommy D. broadcast the three shows between 20–22 June 2014 N/A
Croatia HRT1 Aleksandar Kostadinov finals N/A
Cyprus RIK 1 Melina Karageorgiou all shows N/A
Denmark DR1 Ole Tøpholm finals Sofie Lassen-Kahlke
DR1 (semi-finals) DR P4 Anders Bisgaard
DR3 Peter Falktoft, Esben Bjerre Hansen
DR Ramasjang sign language performers
Estonia ETV Marko Reikop all shows Lauri Pihlap
Raadio 2 Mart Juur, Andrus Kivirähk first semi-finals, grand finals
Faroe Islands Kringvarp Føroya TBA all shows N/A
Finland (Finnish)


YLE Radio Suomi

Jorma Hietamäki, Sanna Pirkkalainen

all shows Redrama
Finland (Swedish) YLE Radio Vega Eva Frantz, Johan Lindroos

France Ô

Audrey Chauveau, Bruno Berberes first semi-finals Elodie Suigo
France 3 Cyril Féraud, Natasha St-Pier grand finals
Georgia GPB First Channel Lado Tatishvili, Tamuna Museridze all shows Sophie Gelovani, Nodi Tatishvili



Das Erste

Peter Urban

all shows


grand finals

Helene Fischer



Maria Kozakou all shows Andrianna Maggania
Giorgos Kapoutzidis grand finals
Hungary M1 Gábor Gundel Takács all shows Éva Novodomszky


Ras 2 Felix Berggson all shows Benedict Valsson



Marty Whelan

semi finals

grand finals

Nicky Byrne
RTE Radio 1 Shay Byrne, Zbyszek Zalinski

second semi-finals

grand finals

Israel Channel 1 Hebrew/Arabic subtitles all shows Ofer Nachson
88 FM Kobi Menora, Yuval Caspin

Rai 4

Marco Ardemagni, Filippo Solibello semi-finals Linus
Rai 2 Linus and Nicola Savino grand finals
Kazakhstan Khabar Diana Snegina, Kaldybek Zhaysanbay all shows N/A
Latvia LTV1 Valters Frīdenbergs, Kārlis Būmeisters all shows Ralfs Eilands


LRT Radijas Darius Užkuraitis all shows Ignas Krupavičius



Radio Skopje Karolina Petkovska all shows Marko Mark
Malta TVM Carlo Borg Bonaci all shows Valentina Rossi

Moldova 1

Radio Moldova Daniela Babici all shows Olivia Furtuna
Montenegro TVCG1 Dražen Bauković, Tamara Ivanković all shows Tijana Mišković

Radio Crne Gore

Radio 98

Sonja Savović, Sanja Pejović
New Zealand BBC UKTV TBA all shows N/A

Nederland 1


Cornals Maas, Jan Smit all shows Tim Douwsma
Norway NRK1 Olav Viksmo Slettan all shows Margrethe Røed
NRK3 Ronny Brede Aase, Silje Reiten Nordnes, Line Elvsåshagen grand finals


TVP Polonia

Arthur Orzech all shows Paulina Chylewska
TVP Rozrywka

second semi-finals

grand finals

Portugal RTP1 Sónia Araújo all shows Joana Teles




Bogdan Stănescu all shows Sonia Argint-Ionescu
Russia Russia-1 Olga Shelest, Dmitriy Guberniev all shows Alsou
San Marino

SMtv San Marino

Radio San Marino

Lia Fiorio, Gigi Restivo

all shows Michele Perniola
SMtv Web TV John Kennedy O'Connor, Jamarie Milkovic




Silvana Grujić all shows N/A
Dragan Ilić finals
Slovenia RTV SLO2 Andrej Hofer semi finals Ula Furlan


TV Maribor

grand finals

Radio Val 202

Radio Maribor

second semi-finals and grand finals

La 2

José María Íñigo first semi-finals Carolina Casado
La 1 finals
Cadena COPE Paco González (and Tiempo de juego team)
Ona FM - SER Catalunya Sergi Mas
Sweden SVT1 Malin Olsson, Edward af Sillén all shows Alcazar
SR P4 Carolina Norén, Ronnie Ritterland all shows
Switzerland (German)

SRF zwei


Sven Epiney


grand finals

Kurt Aeschbacher
Switzerland (Italian)



Sandy Altermatt, Alessandro Bertoglio

second semi-finals

grand finals

Switzerland (French)

RTS Deux


Jean-Marc Richard, Valérie Ogier

second semi-finals

grand finals

Ukraine First National Timur Miroshnychenko all shows Zlata Ognevich
NRCU Olena Zilinchenko
United Kingdom BBC Three Scott Mills, Laura Whitmore semi-finals Scott Mills
BBC One Graham Norton grand finals
BBC Radio 2 Eurovision Ana Matronic second semi-finals
BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce grand finals

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