Vienna 2015

10 out of 20 qualify to the second Eurochallenge

After an almost three-hours run, the first Eurochallenge of the Eurovision Song Project has just concluded and the ten acts that made it to the second Eurochallenge are known.
During the first Eurochallenge, the artists that qualified from the six auditions performed their national selection songs in full. After all the artists performed, the jury voted for their top 10 favorite songs by awarding 12 to their first favorite, 10 to their second favorite, 8 to their third favorite and then 7 to 1 for the rest of their top 10. The jury, as in the auditions, consisted of Despina Olympiou (2013), Alex Panayi (1995 & 2000), Elena Patroklou (1991) and Tasos Tryfonos with Christer Bjorkman and Dimitris Kontopoulos joining.
Below, the artists and their song titles are listed in order of appearance. Qualifiers are marked in bold.

  1. Emily Charalambous – “Right In”
  2. Doody – “Magic”
  3. Nearchos Evangelou feat. Charis Savva – “Deila Den Agapo”
  4. Christos Rialas – “Meine”
  5. Maria Maskofian & Christiana Hadjioardanous – “Sailing Ships Pirates And Dragons”
  6. Minus One – “Shine”
  7. Giannis Karagiannis – “One Thing I Should Have Done”
  8. Apollonia – “Don’t Give Up On Me (Just Yet)”
  9. Maria Evangelou – “Still”
  10. Eleni Irakleous – “Dawn”
  11. Yuri Melikov – “Victorious”
  12. Hovig – “Stone In a River”
  13. Panagiotis Koufogiannis – “Without Your Love”
  14. Valence – “Scared”
  15. Kyriakos Georgiou – “Shake Dat”
  16. Charalambos “Luna” Iosif – “I Wanna Dance (I Say Tempo)”
  17. Ioanna Protopapa – “Beat of My Heart”
  18. Christina Tselepou – “In These Arms”
  19. Eva Diva – “Come and Fight for Freedom”
  20. Pieros Kiezou – “Said It All Before”

The second Eurochallenge will be broadcast on 23 January 2015 where six of the ten acts will qualify to the grand final scheduled to take place on 1 February 2015. Right after the second Eurochallenge is over, the televoting for the final will kick-off.

Dimitris Ioannou

I'm Dimitris, from Cyprus. Eurovision has been a big part of my life for so long now. My first memories of the contest go back to 2005, which was a special year as Greece had won with Helena Paparizou. But 2009 was truly the first year I became a die-hard Eurofan, which is why that year holds a special place in my heart.

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