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Eurovision 2010 News: No more “Dancing Queen” for Sweden. Second semi-final’s fierce competition leaves Sweden in shock. The smiles and performances may still be there, but the battle to win the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest has escalated. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia, Ireland, Israel, Romania, Turkey and the Ukraine are all through to Saturday’s final, and will join the other 15.

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Eurovision 2010 News: No more “Dancing Queen” for Sweden

Published on Friday, 28th May, 2010 at 11:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Ramona Tancau and Alexandra Spinu   .
Last Updated on 28th May 2010 at 15:08.

Second semi-final’s fierce competition leaves Sweden in shock.

Anna Bergendahl, second semi-final
Anna Bergendahl, second semi-final
Photo: Giel Domen (EBU)


The smiles and performances may still be there, but the battle to win the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest has escalated.

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia, Ireland, Israel, Romania, Turkey and the Ukraine are all through to Saturday’s final, and will join the other 15.

With 25 songs ranging from pop-folk to rock, spiced up with Eurovision newcomers wanting to become famous internationally, as well as veterans like Ireland’s, last night’s vibrant show gave the public and TV viewers something to enjoy.

But the real shock of the evening came backstage. For the first time in Eurovision history, Sweden crashed out of the competition, leaving both artist Anna Bergendahl and the nation stunned.

Swedish Radio’s Annike Jankell told NRK the country is in mourning, and blames Europe for having bad taste in music.

“This is a disaster, historically, it’s never happened before. We’ve felt sort of self-confident ever since ABBA won in 1974 and lived on it, even though we’ve put some catastrophic years behind us. We believed in Anna, there’s national grieving. Plus, Anna can sing. It’s clear there are very many in this competition who can’t. They’ve just got tits and ass,” she says.



Published on Friday, 28th May, 2010 at 11:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Ramona Tancau and Alexandra Spinu   .
Last updated on 28th May 2010 at 15:08.

This post has the following tags: eurovision, song, contest, oslo, anna, bergendahl, telenor, arena, nrk, svt, sweden, radio.





  
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