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Best Semifinalists: Eurovision Song Contest 2004!

Hello readers! This is the first stage of the Best Semifinalists Contest! During this week the readers of this site and the juries will be voting in order to determine the best semifinalist entry of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest!

Today the voting for the semifinal of this stage will begin, only 5 of the 12 semifinalists will move on to our final. In the poll you will vote for your favorite 2 songs, the ones with the most votes will proceed to our final! So let’s start!

Israel:

In 2004 Israel sent the singer David D’Or with the song Leha’amin (To Believe) David finished in 11th place, only few points more and he would have made it to the grand final, here is his performance in the 2004 Semifinal, decide if he deserves or not to move on to our final:

Estonia:

“Tii” (“Road” or “Path”) was the entry of Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed by Neiokõsõ. It was composed by Priit Pajusaar and Glen Pilvre, and the lyrics, written in the Võro language, spoken in South-Eastern Estonia, were written by Aapo Ilves. Tii, with 57 points tied with Israel’s Leha’amin. Here is their performance at the semifinal:

Denmark:

“Shame on You” was the Danish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English by Thomas Thordarsson.
The song was performed in Danish at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2004, titled “Sig det’ løgn” (“Say it’s a lie”). Here is his performance:

Finland:

“Takes 2 To Tango” was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English by Jari Sillanpää. The song was composed by Mika Toivanen, and Sillanpää wrote the lyrics himself. Here is his performance:

Portugal:

“Foi magia” (“It was magic”) was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in Portuguese by Sofia Vitória.
The song is an up-tempo number, with Vitória singing about how she felt when she first saw her lover, a feeling she describes as “magic” and otherwise impossible to explain. Here is her performance:

Lithuania:

Lithuania sent for the 2004 contest Linas and Simona with “What’s Happened to Your Love?”. The song is an up-tempo duet in which the singers take the role of lovers asking each other where the romance has gone in their lives. As part of this, they recall their first words to each other and other key events of their relationship. Here is their performance:

Latvia:

“Dziesma par laimi” (“A song about happiness”) was the Latvian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in Latvian by Fomins & Kleins. The song is a rock-influenced track, with the singer telling his lover that “when there is nothing else, I think that I still have a song I can sing to you” and explaining that the song in question is one about happiness in the world. Here is their performance:

Andorra:

“Jugarem a estimar-nos” (“We’ll be playing at loving each other”) by Marta Roure, was the debut entry for Andorra in the Eurovision Song Contest being performed in the semi-final of the 2004 contest. The song is in Catalan, the first time this language was performed in the contest. Here is her performance

Monaco:

“Notre planète” (“Our planet”) was the Monegasque entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in French by French singer Maryon. The song marked Monaco’s return to the Contest, after a twenty-five year long absence. The song is an environmentally-themed track with a moderately up-tempo feel. Maryon sings about the need to take care of the natural beauty of the earth, in order to make sure that an earthly paradise can be constructed. Here is her performance:

Belarus:

“My Galileo” was the first entry by Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest, performed at the 2004 Contest in English by Aleksandra and Konstantin. As this was Belarus’ debut entry, it was performed in the semi-final of that Contest. The song is performed in English (believe it or not). Here is their performance:

Slovenia:

“Stay Forever” was the Slovene entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, sung by the duo Platin and performed in English. Here is their performance:

Switzerland:

“Celebrate” was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English by Piero Esteriore & The MusicStars. The song was the first one to have nul points on a semifinal. Here is their performance:

Now, time to vote! Remember, vote for your two favorite songs, tell your friends! See you on Wednesday with the results!

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11 comments on “Best Semifinalists: Eurovision Song Contest 2004!

  1. I voted for Monaco. 🙂

    1. MONACO
    2. Switzerland
    3. Portugal
    4. Lithuania
    5. Andorra
    6. Finland
    7. Slovenia
    8. Latvia
    9. Belarus
    10. Estonia
    11. Israel
    12. Denmark

  2. Here are my top 10:

    12 Portugal
    10 Latvia
    8 Lithuania
    7 Andorra
    6 Denmark
    5 Belarus
    4 Monaco
    3 Israel
    2 Finland
    1 Estonia

    Yay, transparency! The EBU should do the same! LOL

  3. I suppose it would be wrong not to reveal mine then.

    12 pts: Belarus
    10 pts: Estonia
    8 pts: Andorra
    7 pts: Denmark
    6 pts: Finland
    5 pts: Monaco
    4 pts: Latvia
    3 pts: Lithuania
    2 pts: Portugal
    1 pt: Slovenia

    (I didn’t save my votes, so I may have mixed up my 4-1 points a little bit…)

  4. 12 – Andorra
    10 – Denmark
    8 – Latvia
    7 – Portugal
    6 – Finland
    5 – Monaco
    4 – Israel
    3 – Estonia
    2 – Lithuania
    1 – Slovenia

    That completes the jury voting! 😉

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