Eurovision Song Contest 2014

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Eurovision Song Contest 2014
#JoinUs
Eurovision Song Contest 2014 logo.svg
Dates
Semi-final 16 May 2014 (2014-05-06)
Semi-final 28 May 2014 (2014-05-08)
Final10 May 2014 (2014-05-10)
Host
Venue B&W Hallerne
Copenhagen, Denmark
Presenter(s)
Directed byPer Zachariassen
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand [1]
Executive producerPernille Gaardbo
Host broadcaster Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR)
Opening act
Interval act
  • Semi-final 1: "The Ugly Duckling" (musical pieces by Bent Fabric interpreted by Mike Sheridan) [2] [4]
  • Semi-final 2: Australian presentation featuring Jessica Mauboy performing "Sea of Flags" [5]
  • Eurovision Dance. A group of talented dancers from all over Europe aged from 8 to 86 perform
  • Final: Act by Momoland: "Ode to Joy" (performed by Annika Aakjær, Bjørn Fjæstad, Martin Greis, Elen Lura Haakesen, Louise Hart, Claus Hempler, Boi Holm, Christian Hougaard, Jimmy Jørgensen and Mark Linn) [6]
  • "12 Point Song" performed by the hosts
  • "Only Teardrops" and "Rainmaker" performed by Emmelie de Forest and the 26 finalists [7]
  • There was a cancelled interval act: Trip to the Future. [8]
Website eurovision.tv/event/copenhagen-2014 OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Participants
Number of entries37
Debuting countriesNone
Returning countries
Non-returning countries
  • ESC 2014 Map.svg     Participating countries     Did not qualify from the semi final     Countries that participated in the past but not in 2014
Vote
Voting systemEach country awarded 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs.
Nul points None
Winning song
2013  Eurovision Song Contest  2015

The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, following the country's victory at the 2013 contest with the song "Only Teardrops" by Emmelie de Forest. It was the third time Denmark had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1964 and 2001. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), the contest was held at B&W Hallerne [9] and consisted of two semi-finals on 6 and 8 May, and the final on 10 May 2014. [10] The three live shows were presented by Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel and Pilou Asbæk. [11]

Contents

Thirty-seven countries participated in the contest; this included the return of Poland and Portugal after absences of two years and one year respectively. 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 non-participation.

The winner was Austria with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix", performed by Conchita Wurst and written by Charley Mason, Joey Patulka, Ali Zuckowski, and Julian Maas. [12] This was Austria's second victory in the contest, following their win in 1966. It was the longest gap between victories for any country - 48 years. The Netherlands, Sweden, Armenia and Hungary rounded out the top five. The Netherlands achieved their best result since their victory in 1975, while Hungary achieved their best result since their 4th place in 1994. Also, Armenia equalled their best result from 2008. Of the "Big Five" countries only Spain achieved a place in the top ten, while France finished in last place for the first time in their Eurovision history. Azerbaijan achieved their worst result to date, finishing 22nd. San Marino and Montenegro both qualified for the final for the first time.

A new record of 195 million viewers for the contest was reported. [1]

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 final. The host broadcaster, DR, and the EBU won the International TV Award at the Ondas Awards for their production of the contest. The show organisers from Copenhagen all in all spent 112 million Danish kroner on the contest; three times more than what was expected and were furthermore highly accused of cases of nepotism within the organisation. [13]

Location

B&W Hallerne, Copenhagen - host venue of the 2014 contest. B&W Hallerne 2014-04-27 4.jpg
B&W Hallerne, Copenhagen – host venue of the 2014 contest.

The contest was held at the former shipyard Refshaleøen, in the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen, with the social networking hashtag "#JoinUs" as the motto. The location had been refurbished to accommodate the event, with the surrounding area transformed into "Eurovision Island"—an Olympic Park-inspired complex housing the event venue, press centre, and other amenities. [9]

The mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, declared in late August that the city would contribute to the budget with 40 million (Danish Kroner) (5.36 million). He also announced that the aim was to make the Eurovision 2014 into the greenest contest to date since Copenhagen had been elected European Green Capital for 2014. [14]

Bidding phase

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Parken Stadium, which hosted Eurovision in 2001.

Five cities had been considered as host city of the contest, including Herning and Copenhagen, both favourites to be the next host. [15] The Parken Stadium, located in Copenhagen, which hosted the 2001 contest and Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, which hosted the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2013 final, were the first venues to join the bidding phase. [16] Later, Fredericia and Aalborg entered the phase with the Messe C and Gigantium venues, respectively. [17] [18] The fifth city to join the phase was Horsens, with the venue being the courtyard of the former Horsens State Prison. In the event that Horsens had been chosen to host the contest, the courtyard would have been covered by a permanent glass roof. [19] [20] The contest was provisionally set to take place on 13, 15 and 17 May 2014, however, the dates were later brought forward a week in order to accommodate the candidate cities. [10]

On 17 June 2013, the municipality executive of Aalborg decided not to bid for hosting the contest due to the city's lack of sufficient hotel capacity. While DR required the host city to have at least 3,000 hotel rooms, the city of Aalborg had only 1,600 hotel rooms, more than half of which had been booked for other events taking place at the same time as the Eurovision Song Contest. [21] [22] On 18 June 2013, DR announced that formal bids on hosting the contest had been received by the municipalities of Copenhagen, Herning and Horsens, and that the Municipality of Fredericia had confirmed its intention to place a formal bid, too. [23]

On 19 June 2013, the deadline for placing bids on hosting the contest, [22] it was reported that Wonderful Copenhagen, the official convention, event and visitors bureau of the Greater Copenhagen area, had proposed three venues in its bid on hosting the contest: The Parken Stadium, a large tent on the grounds of DR Byen and the B&W Hallerne. [24] [25] On 25 June 2013, the Municipality of Fredericia announced that the Triangle Region had withdrawn its bid on hosting the contest, due to the lack of a suitable venue. DR required the hosting venue to have no pillars blocking any views and an interior height of at least 16 metres. However, no venues in the region met those requirements and, therefore, Fredericia was no longer in the running for becoming host city of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. [26] On 28 June 2013, Anders Hørsholt, CEO of Parken Sport & Entertainment, stated that the Parken Stadium was no longer in the running for hosting the contest due to several football matches having already been scheduled to take place at the stadium in the weeks leading up to the contest. [27]

On 2 September 2013, the Danish broadcaster DR announced that it had chosen Copenhagen as the host city for the 2014 contest, with B&W Hallerne chosen as the host venue.

Denmark adm location map.svg
Locations of the candidate cities: the chosen host city is marked in blue, while the eliminated cities are marked in red.

Key Dagger-14-plain.png  Host venue

CityVenueNotes
Aalborg Gigantium Hosted Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2006, 2010 and 2012. Withdrew on 17 June 2013. [28]
Copenhagen A large tent on the grounds of DR Byen
B&W Hallerne Dagger-14-plain.png [29]
Parken Stadium Hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2001. Withdrew on 28 June 2013. [27]
Fredericia Messe CWithdrew on 26 June 2013. [30]
Herning Jyske Bank Boxen Hosted the final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2013
Horsens Fængslet

Other sites

Location map Denmark Copenhagen.png
Blue pog.svg
EuroClub
Location of host venue (red) and other contest-related sites and events (blue)

The Eurovision Village was the official Eurovision Song Contest fan and sponsors' area during the events week. There it was possible to watch performances by local artists, as well as the live shows broadcast from the main venue. Located at the Nytorv Square, it was open from 4 to 11 May 2014. [31]

The EuroClub was the venue for the official after-parties and private performances by contest participants. Unlike the Eurovision Village, access to the EuroClub was restricted to accredited fans, delegates, and press. It was located at VEGA CPH Music Club. [32]

The "Red Carpet" event, where the contestants and their delegations are presented before the accredited press and fans, took place at Copenhagen City Hall on 4 May 2014 at 17:00 CET, followed by the Opening Ceremony. [33]

Format

Nikolaj Koppel, Lise Ronne and Pilou Asbaek, the presenters of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 ESC2014 hosts 01 (crop).jpg
Nikolaj Koppel, Lise Rønne and Pilou Asbæk, the presenters of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Stage design of the contest ESC 2014 CPH Stage (Jury final).jpg
Stage design of the contest

The competition consisted of two semi-finals and a final, a format which has been in use since 2008. The ten countries with the highest scores in each semi-final qualified to the final where they joined the host nation Denmark and the five main sponsoring nations (known as the Big Five): France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Each participating country had their own national jury, which consisted of five professional members of the music industry. Each member of a respective nation's jury was required to rank every song, except that of their own country. The voting results from each member of a particular nation's jury were combined to produce an overall ranking from first to last place. Likewise, the televoting results were also interpreted as a full ranking, taking into account the full televoting result rather than just the top ten. The combination of the jury's full ranking and the televote's full ranking produced an overall ranking of all competing entries. The song which scored the highest overall rank received 12 points, while the tenth-best ranked song received 1-point. [34] In the event of a televoting (insufficient number of votes/technical issues) or jury failure (technical issue/breach of rules), only a jury/televoting was used by each country. [35] [36]

On 20 September 2013, the EBU released the official rules for the 2014 contest, which introduced rule changes regarding the jury voting. [37] The rules aimed at providing more transparency regarding each five member national jury by releasing the names of all jurors on 1 May 2014 prior to the start of the contest and providing each juror's full ranking results after the conclusion of the contest. In addition, jury members on a particular nation's jury can only serve as a juror if they have not already participated as such in one of the preceding two contest editions. [38]

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 20 January 2014 at the Copenhagen City Hall. [39] Prior to the allocation draw, on 24 November 2013 it was announced that Norway and Sweden would perform in different semi-finals in order to maximise the availability of tickets for visitors from both countries. A draw at the EBU headquarters determined that Sweden would perform in the first semi-final, while Norway would perform in the second semi-final. [40] The EBU also allocated Israel to the second semi-final after a request from the delegation in order to avoid complications with its Independence Day coinciding with the date of the first semi-final. [41] The remaining participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom), were split into six pots, based on voting patterns from the previous ten years. [42]

The pots were calculated by the televoting partner Digame and were as follows: [43]

Pot 1Pot 2Pot 3Pot 4Pot 5Pot 6

Running order

As in 2013, the host broadcaster DR and their producers determined the running order for each show with only the starting position of the host nation being determined by draw. [44] A draw which took place during the heads of delegation meeting on 17 March 2014 in Copenhagen determined that Denmark would perform 23rd in the final. [45] On 24 March 2014, the running order for the two semi-finals was released. [46] Prior to the creation of the running order for the final, an allocation draw was held during the semi-final winners press conferences following the conclusion of each semi-final and during the individual press conferences on 6 May 2014 for the Big Five (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom). The draw determined whether the country would perform in the first or second half of the final. The producers published the final running order shortly before 02:00 CEST on 9 May 2014. Ukraine were chosen to perform first, whilst the United Kingdom were chosen to perform last. [47]

Crimea

The contest was held in the immediate aftermath of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and Russia's military intervention in Crimea, in which Ukraine's Crimea was annexed by Russia. Votes cast through Ukrainian telecom providers which service Crimea were counted towards Ukraine's votes. [48]

Graphic design

The stage during the jury rehearsal of the first semi-final ESC 2014 Copenhagen semi 1 jury.JPG
The stage during the jury rehearsal of the first semi-final

The graphic design of the contest was revealed by the EBU on 18 December 2013. The theme art comprises a blue and purple diamond, within it the generic Eurovision Song Contest logo featuring the Danish flag as well as the hashtag and slogan "#JoinUs" at the centre of the diamond. [49]

The postcards used to introduce a country and their participants were shot in their respective countries and featured the artists using unique ways to create their country's flag, e.g. the postcard for the United Kingdom features Molly creating the Union Flag from AEC Routemaster buses, Royal Mail vans, and people wearing blue raincoats along with strips of red and white paper, and the postcard for Denmark featuring Basim and his singers using old furniture and red and white paint to paint the Danish flag. [50] The postcards then ended with the act taking a picture on a camera or phone and a close up of the resulting artwork was shown onscreen. The flag created by the artist(s) is then captured into a diamond and it transitions to the official flag. It then swirls round for the before-hand details of the artist/composer. For example, the entry for San Marino features the painting of the flag that Valentina Monetta (the artist) created, transitioning into the official flag for San Marino. [51]

National host broadcaster

Pernille Gaardbo was appointed by DR's Director General, Maria Rørbye Rønn, as the Executive Producer for the contest, three-days after Denmark's victory at the 2013 contest. [52] Maria Rørbye Rønn stated in an interview that "By choosing Pernille Gaardbo, we have a person who has all the necessary leadership skills, which are essential in order to run a project of this magnitude, and the technical insight for such a large TV-production, which the Eurovision Song Contest is". [52] Gaardbo has worked for the host broadcaster for 17 years, 12 of which was in the role of supervisor of the DR Medieservice. [52]

Danish Royal Family members Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the final as invited guests of the host broadcaster DR. [53] [54] In March 2014, the host broadcaster DR invited Jessica Mauboy to perform during the interval act of the second semifinal on 8 May 2014, part of DR's recognition of Australia's loyalty to the Eurovision Song Contest. [55] Mauboy performed the song "Sea of Flags" during the interval act. [5]

Participating countries

Countries in the first semi-final
Countries also voting in the first semi-final
Countries in the second semi-final
Countries also voting in the second semi-final ESC 2014 Semi-Finals.svg
  Countries in the first semi-final
  Countries also voting in the first semi-final
  Countries in the second semi-final
  Countries also voting in the second semi-final

Thirty-seven countries participated in the 2014 Contest. Poland and Portugal both returned to the contest, having last participated in 2011 and 2012 respectively. [56] [57] However, Bulgaria broadcaster Bulgarian National Television (BNT), [58] Croatia broadcaster Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT), [59] Cyprus broadcaster Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) [60] and Serbia broadcaster Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) [61] did not participate in the 2014 contest.

Other absent countries that had previously participated were Andorra, [62] Bosnia and Herzegovina, [63] Czech Republic, [64] Luxembourg, [65] Monaco, [66] Morocco, [67] Slovakia [68] and Turkey. [69]

Returning artists

Valentina Monetta represented San Marino for a third and final consecutive year, having previously represented the microstate at the 2012 and 2013 contests. [70] This makes Monetta the fourth main singer to compete in three consecutive contests (and the only one of amongst them never to win in one of these occasions), following Lys Assia and Corry Brokken, who both competed in the 1956, 1957 and 1958 contests, and Udo Jürgens, who competed in 1964, 1965 and 1966.

Paula Seling and Ovi returned as a duo, having previously represented Romania in 2010. [71]

The Tolmachevy Sisters, who represented Russia, previously participated in and won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006.

Macedonian backing vocalist Tamara Todevska previously represented Macedonia in 2008. [72] She would later represent Macedonia again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

Martina Majerle, who represented Slovenia in 2009 and provided backing vocals numerous times for Croatia (2003), Montenegro (2008) and Slovenia (2007, 2011, 2012), returned as a backing vocalist for Montenegro. [73]

Semi-final 1

Spain, France, and Denmark voted in this semi-final. [74]

Draw [46] Country [43] ArtistSongLanguagePlace [75] Points
01Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Aram MP3 "Not Alone" English 4121
02Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Aarzemnieki "Cake to Bake"English [lower-alpha 1] 1333
03Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Tanja "Amazing"English1236
04Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Sanna Nielsen "Undo"English2131
05Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Pollapönk "No Prejudice"English861
06Flag of Albania.svg  Albania Hersi "One Night's Anger"English1522
07Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Tolmachevy Sisters "Shine"English663
08Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Dilara Kazimova "Start a Fire"English957
09Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Mariya Yaremchuk "Tick-Tock"English5118
10Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Axel Hirsoux "Mother"English1428
11Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova Cristina Scarlat "Wild Soul"English1613
12Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino Valentina Monetta "Maybe"English1040
13Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Suzy "Quero ser tua" Portuguese 1139
14Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands The Common Linnets "Calm After the Storm"English1150
15Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Sergej Ćetković "Moj svijet" (Мој свијет) Montenegrin 763
16Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary András Kállay-Saunders "Running"English3127

Semi-final 2

Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final. [74]

Draw [46] Country [43] ArtistSongLanguagePlace [76] Points
01Flag of Malta.svg  Malta Firelight "Coming Home"English963
02Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Mei Finegold "Same Heart"English, Hebrew 1419
03Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Carl Espen "Silent Storm"English677
04Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia The Shin and Mariko "Three Minutes to Earth"English1515
05Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Donatan & Cleo "My Słowianie – We Are Slavic" Polish, English870
06Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Conchita Wurst "Rise Like a Phoenix"English1169
07Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Vilija "Attention"English1136
08Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Softengine "Something Better"English397
09Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Can-Linn feat. Kasey Smith "Heartbeat"English1235
10Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Teo "Cheesecake"English587
11Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia Tijana "To the Sky"English1333
12Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Sebalter "Hunter of Stars"English492
13Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd "Rise Up"English774
14Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Tinkara Kovač "Round and Round"English, Slovene 1052
15Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Paula Seling & Ovi "Miracle"English2125

Final

As in the 2013 contest, the winner was announced as soon as it was mathematically impossible to catch up. In this case, the winner had been determined by the 34th vote out of the 37, which came from Ukraine.

Draw [47] Country [43] ArtistSongLanguagePlace [77] Points
01Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Mariya Yaremchuk "Tick-Tock"English6113
02Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Teo "Cheesecake"English1643
03Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Dilara Kazimova "Start a Fire"English2233
04Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Pollapönk "No Prejudice"English1558
05Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Carl Espen "Silent Storm"English888
06Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Paula Seling & Ovi "Miracle"English1272
07Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Aram MP3 "Not Alone"English4174
08Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Sergej Ćetković "Moj svijet" (Мој свијет)Montenegrin1937
09Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Donatan & Cleo "My Słowianie – We Are Slavic"Polish, English1462
10Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd "Rise Up"English2035
11Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Conchita Wurst "Rise Like a Phoenix"English1290
12Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Elaiza "Is It Right"English1839
13Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Sanna Nielsen "Undo"English3218
14Flag of France.svg  France TWIN TWIN "Moustache" French [lower-alpha 2] 262
15Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Tolmachevy Sisters "Shine"English789
16Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Emma "La mia città" Italian [lower-alpha 3] 2133
17Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Tinkara Kovač "Round and Round"English, Slovene259
18Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Softengine "Something Better"English1172
19Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Ruth Lorenzo "Dancing in the Rain"English, Spanish 1074
20Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Sebalter "Hunter of Stars"English1364
21Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary András Kállay-Saunders "Running"English5143
22Flag of Malta.svg  Malta Firelight "Coming Home"English2332
23Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Basim "Cliché Love Song"English974
24Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands The Common Linnets "Calm After the Storm"English2238
25Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino Valentina Monetta "Maybe"English2414
26Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Molly "Children of the Universe"English1740

Scoreboard

Full results including televoting and results from the individual jury members were released shortly after the final. [78]

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1 voting results [79] [80]
Voting procedure used:
  50% jury and televote
  100% jury vote
Total score
Armenia
Latvia
Estonia
Sweden
Iceland
Albania
Russia
Azerbaijan
Ukraine
Belgium
Moldova
San Marino
Portugal
Netherlands
Montenegro
Hungary
Denmark
France
Spain
Contestants
Armenia1216583512123104121085126
Latvia33616752321
Estonia3651055542
Sweden13148710661081038851010612
Iceland61527347176883
Albania22251122
Russia63741221061125454
Azerbaijan5724171056624712
Ukraine11812710673712784758375
Belgium2864471321
Moldova134126
San Marino4021348364171
Portugal3934116323358
Netherlands15010121212122237102121211212107
Montenegro638312521566474
Hungary12713810810888124810106310

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semifinal:

N.ContestantNation(s) giving 12 points
8Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia, Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary, Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland, Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino, Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
4Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Flag of France.svg  France, Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands, Flag of Russia.svg  Russia, Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia, Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan
1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Flag of Albania.svg  Albania
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium

Below is a summary of the split number one selection, by respectively each country's jury and televoters in the first semi final. Countries which gave the maximum 12 points apiece from both the professional jury and televoting to the specified entrant are marked in bold.

Albania, Montenegro, San Marino and Moldova used juries due to an inability to provide televoting results. [80]

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2 voting results [81] [82]
Voting procedure used:
  50% jury and televote
  100% jury vote
Total score
Malta
Israel
Norway
Georgia
Poland
Austria
Lithuania
Finland
Ireland
Belarus
Macedonia
Switzerland
Greece
Slovenia
Romania
Germany
Italy
United Kingdom
Contestants
Malta63284115341253357
Israel19325612
Norway7775658108427447
Georgia1526511
Poland7014724210333512104
Austria169101081010101212761212101241212
Lithuania3657256110
Finland97312188510108425588
Ireland3541354712125
Belarus876711271012712868
Macedonia333221110122
Switzerland92551267863158101033
Greece748663134412437661
Slovenia5284437326672
Romania125121210612267887107846

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semifinal:

N.ContestantNation(s) giving 12 points
7Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Flag of Finland.svg  Finland, Flag of Greece.svg  Greece, Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland, Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, Flag of Romania.svg  Romania, Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland, Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
3Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, Flag of Israel.svg  Israel, Flag of Malta.svg  Malta
2Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia, Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
1Flag of Malta.svg  Malta Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus

Below is a summary of the split number one selection, by respectively each country's jury and televoters in the second semi-final. Countries which gave the maximum 12 points apiece from both the professional jury and televoting to the specified entrant are marked in bold.

Georgia and Macedonia used juries due to either technical issues with the televoting or an insufficient number of votes cast during the televote period. [82]

Final

Final voting results [83] [84]
Voting procedure used:
  50% jury and televote
  100% jury vote
  100% televoting
Total score
Azerbaijan
Greece
Poland
Albania
San Marino
Denmark
Montenegro
Romania
Russia
Netherlands
Malta
France
United Kingdom
Latvia
Armenia
Iceland
Macedonia
Sweden
Belarus
Germany
Israel
Portugal
Norway
Estonia
Hungary
Moldova
Ireland
Finland
Lithuania
Austria
Spain
Belgium
Italy
Ukraine
Switzerland
Georgia
Slovenia
Contestants
Ukraine1131055177785821025564106
Belarus43711281536
Azerbaijan331210317
Iceland588516744265217
Norway88376110225134533778155
Romania7268418141228855
Armenia174716210787612102851066457341241012
Montenegro37612127
Poland622145352710232871
Greece354241276234
Austria2901125828512101012610312712121041071212101212128121012
Germany3984265752
Sweden218247101231228747871088108641076101012628
France211
Russia89121052106123218648
Italy3310612122
Slovenia981
Finland723342635647664364
Spain74212565421452642284
Switzerland64410563315371523213
Hungary1438687312106416107576741572731
Malta32514510331
Denmark74614133188851613636
Netherlands2388122103388124127102121012121210812107841010
San Marino1433341
United Kingdom40574438513

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the Grand Final:

N.ContestantNation(s) giving 12 points
13Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium, Flag of Finland.svg  Finland, Flag of Greece.svg  Greece, Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland, Flag of Israel.svg  Israel, Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands, Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia, Flag of Spain.svg  Spain, Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden, Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland, Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
8Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia, Flag of Germany.svg  Germany, Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary, Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland, Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, Flag of Norway.svg  Norway, Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
3Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, Flag of France.svg  France, Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, Flag of Romania.svg  Romania, Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia, Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan, Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
1Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Malta.svg  Malta
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Albania.svg  Albania
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro

Below is a summary of the split number one selection, by respectively each country's jury and televoters in the Grand Final. [84] Countries which gave the maximum 12 points apiece from both the professional jury and televoting to the specified entrant are marked in bold.

Other countries

For a country to be eligible for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, it needs to be an active member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). [85] The EBU issued an invitation of participation for the 2014 Contest to all 56 active members. [85] Thirty-seven countries confirmed their participation. [43] Lebanon, Tunisia, and five other EBU members, however, did not publish their reasons for declining, whilst the following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below. [43]

Active EBU members

Require active EBU membership

Broadcasters, commentators and spokespersons

It was reported by the EBU that the 2014 Contest was viewed by a worldwide television audience of a record breaking 195 million viewers. [1]

Spokespersons

The order in which each country announced their votes was determined in a draw following the jury results from the final dress rehearsal. An algorithm implemented by NRK, based on jury vote, was used to generate as much suspense as possible. The spokespersons are shown alongside each country. [98]

  1. Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan   Sabina Babayeva (Azerbaijani representative in 2012)
  2. Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  Andrianna Maggania
  3. Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  Paulina Chylewska
  4. Flag of Albania.svg  Albania   Andri Xhahu
  5. Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino   Michele Perniola (Sammarinese representative in Junior Eurovision 2013 and 2015)
  6. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  Sofie Lassen-Kahlke
  7. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro  Tijana Mišković
  8. Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  Sonia Argint-Ionescu
  9. Flag of Russia.svg  Russia   Alsou (Russian representative in 2000; co-host of the 2009 contest final)
  10. Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands   Tim Douwsma
  11. Flag of Malta.svg  Malta  Valentina Rossi
  12. Flag of France.svg  France  Elodie Suigo
  13. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom   Scott Mills
  14. Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia   Ralfs Eilands (Latvian representative in 2013 as part of PeR)
  15. Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia  Anna Avanesyan
  16. Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland  Benedict Valsson
  17. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia  Marko Mark
  18. Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden   Alcazar
  19. Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus   Alyona Lanskaya (Belarusian representative in 2013)
  20. Flag of Germany.svg  Germany   Helene Fischer
  21. Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  Ofer Nachson
  22. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  Joana Teles
  23. Flag of Norway.svg  Norway   Margrethe Røed
  24. Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia   Lauri Pihlap (Winner of the 2001 contest as part of 2XL)
  25. Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary   Éva Novodomszky
  26. Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova  Olivia Furtuna
  27. Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland   Nicky Byrne (Irish representative in 2016)
  28. Flag of Finland.svg  Finland   Redrama
  29. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  Ignas Krupavičius
  30. Flag of Austria.svg  Austria   Kati Bellowitsch
  31. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  Carolina Casado
  32. Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  Angelique Vlieghe
  33. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy   Linus
  34. Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine   Zlata Ognevich (Ukrainian representative in 2013; co-host of Junior Eurovision 2013)
  35. Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland  Kurt Aeschbacher
  36. Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia   Sophie Gelovani and Nodi Tatishvili (Georgian representatives in 2013)
  37. Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  Ula Furlan

Broadcasters and commentators

Most countries sent commentators to Copenhagen or commentated from their own country, in order to add insight to the participants and, if necessary, the provision of voting information.