We’ll Take Third

Well, Our Guys were Magnificent!  I couldn’t be more proud!  They were in a group of winners who are amazingly talented.  Here are the top five:

1. Sweden
2. Russia
3. ITALY
4. Belgium
5. Australia

More on this later.  Too exhausted to write.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who just started breathing.

~Marie

UPDATED: Il Volo Professional ~~ Eurovision: Finale Night with Letter to The Guys

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Hey!

I’m going to try to keep up with the news as it comes in tonight.  Usually with blogs, you read from the bottom up, but I’m going to do it backward.  I’m starting with the question: “Who Is The Next Winner?” as posed by Eurovision, and will end with Il Volo’s final standing…believing with my heart that I already know what it will be.  :D

Have fun!

 

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@ilvolo won the Marcel Bezençon as most voted by press room #escita #ilvolo #GrandeAmore #ITA #eurovision

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#Repost from @babsvitali with @ig_saveapp. Noi siamo pronti!!!! We're ready!!! 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🎼🎤🎤🎤

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Odds on favorite throughout this process, Sweden, performing now.

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Up to number 20 now.  I’ve been having computer issues…sorry.   If you are tweeting, hashtag #ITA with your tweets.  They are being counted!

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Gian is missing his mum and Erny…

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@MTorped: È' ora….. http://t.co/vCe13zXaHQ

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Two performances before theirs, Italy has dropped to third in the Oddschecker betting grid.

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Il VOLO TO PERFORM NEXT!!!!!!

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Crowd starts to cheer from the first note…they are into it!

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Time for voting at home…

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I think The Guys are happy with their performance!  ;)

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Voting is closing…in 10 secs…

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It’s time to announce the winner…

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12 points to Italy from Malta

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12 points from Greece

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12 points from Romania

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12 points from Albania

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8 points from Azerbaijan

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8 points from Latvia

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Italy currently in 3rd place.

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8 points from Belgium

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Italy remains in 3rd place

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8 points from Sweden

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8 points from Australia

1/2 way through, Italy remains in third place

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12 points from Spain

10 points from Austria

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8 points from Slovenia

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8 points from UK

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Italy remains in third place.  Breaks 200 points.

10 countries remain

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12 points from Israel

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12 points from Russia

10 points from San Mareno

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12 points from Cyprus

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Sweden announced as the winner.  No one else can catch up.

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12 points from Portugal

8 points from Georgia.

 

Il Volo finishes in 3rd place with 292 points.

 

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Piero, Ignazio, and Gianluca ~~

We said all along that win or lose, you guys had our love, devotion and unwavering support.  While the result is not what we had hoped for, we love you even more — if that is even possible.  You came, you saw, and you held the audience in the palms of your hands while staying true to yourselves in your characters and your music, and those are the marks of true champions.  I’ve no doubt that participating in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest will add to your careers in amazing ways — ways we can only begin to imagine. 

We wish you every success in Europe, Boys, but hurry back to the US where nothing but our “Grande Amore” is waiting for you!

Love,

Kelly and all The Flight Crew

Il Volo Professional ~~ Eurovision: Leading Up To the Final Days

 

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Hi, Everyone!

I know we’re all getting ready for Il Volo’s performance tonight, but since the will be singing last, I hope this will give you something to focus on while we wait.

Tonight will be EPIC — win or lose.  The crowd already loves them; how can they not?  It will be an honor to be able to be a part of this with you guys tonight.

Much love to you, and of course —

LOVE TO PIERO, IGNAZIO AND GIANLUCA!!  YOU ARE GONNA KILL IT!

~~ Kelly

 

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Eurovision Daily Day 5; May 21,2015 ~~ All About Il Volo

Il Volo Links and News; May 22, 2015 ~~ All About Il Volo

 

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Eurovision Daily Day 6; May 22, 2015 ~~ All About Il Volo

Il Volo First Eurovision Dress Rehearsal; May 22, 2015 ~~ All About Il Volo

 

#Repost from @eurovision with @ig_saveapp. Breathtaking performance by Italy! #Eurovision

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Il Volo Second Dress Rehearsal/Jury Rehearsal ~~ All About Il Volo

 

#Repost from @ercogino with @ig_saveapp. #ITA #ilvolo #eurovision #vote

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Il Volo Third Eurovision Press Conference ~~ All About Il Volo

 

 

 

Il Volo Interviews and Videos ~ Eurovision May 22, 2015 ~~ All About Il Volo

 

 

Il Volo Professional ~~ Eurovision Details

 

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It’s all things Eurovision for the next little while!  Thanks to Gina and Mary (who Marie has already told you is good at snooping out the latest stuff…), they are helping me keep up.  Let me say right now how much I’m going to appreciate them.  They are able to do what I wish I could do: watch the updates on this competition full time.  :)  So ladies, know how much I appreciate your work on this!

To refresh all of our memories on the rules and give you as many tools as possible — to date — to keep up, read on!

~~ Kelly

 

Countdown Clock/Red Carpet on YouTube ~~ Thanks, Marie!

You will actually have to follow this link to YouTube, as it contains content from the EBU.  We respectfully put it here to make their YouTube presentation easy for you to find.  :)

From Eurovision.tv, here is an information sheet about the Opening Ceremony.  It is in pdf format, so you will need an Adobe Reader or similar product to view it:

http://www.eurovision.tv/upload/press-downloads/2015/SC15_Opening_Ceremony_Info_Sheet_Journalisten.pdf

 

 

Il Volo’s Schedule ~~ Rock Me Il Volo; Thanks, Gina!

 

Watch on WebTV ~~ Thanks, Mary!

Mary has provided this link from the Eurovision Website, and believes you should be able to watch a lot of the goings on from various online devices.  She’s also provided the correct, real time in Vienna so you can work out the time difference for yourself.

 

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rule_book1The Rules ~~ Eurovision.tv; Thanks, Gina!

How do national selections work?
The national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest are being organized by the participating national public broadcasters.
Traditionally, in March, participating broadcasters have to come up with their entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.
The EBU, main organizer of the Eurovision Song Contest, is not involved with the national selections. The EBU only requires the national selections to be fair and transparent.
When?
The national selections start already very soon after the previous Eurovision Song Contest. To get a full overview and put the dates down in your calendar, see the timetable in our calendar!
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The Voting Rules 
Viewers in the countries of the Participating Broadcasters are invited to vote for their favorite songs (without the possibility of voting for the song representing their own country) by means of televoting. In addition, in each participating country, there is a National Jury.

With respect to the televoting, the song which has received the highest number of votes shall be ranked first, the song which has received the second highest number of votes shall be ranked second and so on until the last song.

With respect to the National Jury voting, the jury members shall rank first their favorite song, second, their second favorite song, third, their third favorite song, and so on until their least favorite song, which shall be ranked last.
The rankings of the televoting and the jury will then, in each of the participating countries, used to calculate the average rank of each song. This combined ranking will then be transformed to the well-known and popular “Eurovision system”, with the top-ranked song getting 12 points, the second-highest ranked song 10 points, and the remaining spots, from 8 points to 1 point, given to the songs ranked 3 to 10.
Voting in the Semi-Finals 
Viewers at home and professional juries each determine half of the outcome of the two Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest. In each Semi-Final, 10 contestants qualify for the Final.
Viewers in all countries that are taking part in that particular Semi-Final are invited to vote via the official app, telephone and/or SMS. The voting window opens after the last song has been performed, and ends 15 minutes later. Televoters determine 50% of the outcome;
Professional juries in all countries that are taking part in or were allocate to that particular Semi-Final are required to vote. They also determine 50% of the outcome. The jury, which consists of five members (including a chairperson), is the same jury that will vote in the Final;
The EBU’s voting partner, digame mobile GmbH (digame), will determine the national result by merging these two ranked lists, and will award 12 points to the country with the best combined rank of the jury and the televoting, then 10 points to country with the second-best combined rank, etc. The country ranked 10th in the combined ranking receives 1 point;
Since traditionally only 12, 10 and 8-1 points are being given, countries ranked outside of the top-10 do not receive points. Also, televoters and juries cannot vote for the country they represent;
If there is a tie between two or more songs in the combined ranking between televotes and the jury, the song that obtains a better ranking from the televote will prevail over the other;
Based on the combined full ranking of all songs of televoting and jury voting, each country will distribute 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points;
The viewers from the host country, Italy, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and France will also vote (as determined by draw);
The ten qualified countries will be announced at the end of each Semi-Final in the order decided by the Excecutive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest. This order does not reflect the actual ranking on the score board;
The full score board will be made available shortly after the Final on Eurovision.tv, to keep the excitement until the end of the Final.
Voting in the Final 
In all participating countries, the televoting and jury voting result in two ranked lists of all songs;
Televoters can vote via the official app, telephone and/or SMS. The voting window opens after the last song has been performed, and ends 15 minutes later. These votes determine 50% of the outcome and are gathered by the EBU’s voting partner, digame;
Professional juries are also required to vote. They determine 50% of the outcome. The jury, which consists of five members (including a chairperson) is the same jury that voted in one of the Semi-Finals. They will watch live and rank all songs based on the second Dress Rehearsal, the so called Jury Final;
The EBU’s voting partner, digame, will determine the national result by merging these two ranked lists, and will award 12 points to the country with the best combined rank of the jury and the televoting, then 10 points to country with the second-best combined rank, etc. The country ranked 10th in the combined ranking receives 1 point;
Since traditionally only 12, 10 and 8-1 points are being given, countries ranked outside of the top-10 do not receive points. Also, televoters and juries cannot vote for the country they represent;
If there is a tie between two or more songs in the combined ranking between televotes and the jury, the song that obtains a better ranking from the televote will prevail over the other;
Based on the combined full ranking of all songs of televoting and jury voting, each country will distribute 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points; The combined results of jury voting and televoting will be presented on air during the Final by spokespersons in all participating countries. As usual, the points 1 to 7 will appear on screen. The spokesperson will then reveal 8, 10 and 12 points.
The full result, including the televoting and the jury result in every participating country will be published on Eurovision.tv after the Grand Finale.

Jury voting 
The rules for the juries are as follows:
The jury voting is always monitored by an independent notary in each country;
The EBU’s voting observer, PwC, has the right to send an additional independent observer to the jury session;
The jury consists of a variety of members in terms of age, gender, and background;
All jury members must be citizens of the country they are representing;
None of the jury members must be connected to any of the participating songs/artists in such a way that they cannot vote independently. The participating broadcasters must send a letter of compliance with the voting instructions together with signed declarations by each jury member stating that they will vote independently;
The names of the jury members must be revealed by the relevant participating broadcasters during the Final;
Each jury member of each national jury must rank all songs in the show;
The combined rank of each country’s jury members determines the jury result of that particular country;
By judging each song each jury member will focus on the vocal capacity of the artist(s), the performance on stage, the composition and originality of the song, and the overall impression by the act.
To increase diversity, music industry professionals can only take a seat in a national jury if they have not been in the jury during one of the previous two editions of the contest.
Jury member selection criteria
All jury members are music professionals. They are being asked to judge:
vocal capacity 
the performance on stage 
the composition and originality of the song 
the overall impression by the act 
The EBU looks into each jury member together with Digame and PwC, to assure they meet the requirements to take seat in a national jury.
The following criteria is applied in the selection of the jury members:
Members shall not have been part of a National Jury the preceding two years.
Members of the National Juries must be music industry professionals
There shall be a balance among the members of each National Jury to ensure sufficient representativeness in terms of gender, age and background.
All members of the National Juries shall be citizens of the country they represent.
No member of a National Jury shall be connected in any way with any of the participating songs entered and/or artists performing in the Eurovision Song Contest in such a way that they cannot vote in complete independence and impartiality
Judges signed a declaration stating they will vote independently. 
About the televoting system 
The Germany-based company, digame mobile GmbH, has been the EBU’s long-term voting partner since 2004. The company gathers all televotes and jury votes in all countries and is being closely monitored by two independent PwC observers. Its systems are build to handle all incoming votes according to the Rules of the Eurovision Song Contest, and can detect and exclude systematic bulk votes (also referred to as ‘power-voting’).

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How to take part?

Have you ever wanted to take part in the world’s biggest entertainment event – the Eurovision Song Contest? Here you can find out exactly how to pursue that dream!
The basics
First of all, all the entries and singers are picked by the Participating Broadcasters. These are the Members of the EBU that take part in the Eurovision Song Contest. Why? Because at the Eurovision Song Contest, not countries but broadcasters take part in. For example, in the UK this is the BBC, in Germany it’s NDR, in Sweden it is SVT and so on.
The organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest cannot pick any entries but only make sure all entries and performances are according to the Rules. This all means that you need to contact the broadcasters if you want to have information on how to take part in the contest.
IMPORTANT: Contact List of the Heads of Delegations at the Broadcasters (PDF).
How do they pick the entries?
Each Participating Broadcaster has a right to choose their entry in the format they choose. This means that in some cases, the entries are picked internally, in some the artist or the song are picked by the broadcaster while the public in that country decided on the eventual representative.
In the majority of the cases, though, both the song and the performers are picked for a show called a national selection. There, the decision is usually up to the viewers and/or a jury.
It is important to also know that only some broadcasters accept foreign authors.
IMPORTANT: Follow the dates in each of the countries through their websites or any other communication channels. Also, you can often get the deadlines and conditions right here, on Eurovision.tv.
How do I contact them?
You can contact the Heads of Delegations – the people responsible at the broadcaster’s side for the Eurovision Song Contest – for information on their selection method.
IMPORTANT: Contact List of the Heads of Delegations at the Broadcasters (PDF).
Can you help?
As said before, the organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest do not choose any of the entries. We urge you to contact the delegations.
What basic rules does my entry have to follow?
As is the case at every contest, there are rules to be followed. The Eurovision Song Contest is not an exception in this. If you want to find out more about the rules, please check it on our Rules page.

Using material
VIDEOS: All media is welcome to embed videos from the official YouTube channel. You are allowed to use up to 30 seconds of each video and a total of 2 minutes in your own video reports.
PHOTOS: You can also use the Press Photos in your publications. Please credit EUROVISION/EBU and the photographer.
News access
Any broadcaster which does not hold any audiovisual media rights shall be granted, upon request to the EBU, except where national law or regulation provides otherwise, a total of two minutes’ news access from each of the three Shows, free of charge for use in regularly- scheduled general news bulletins broadcast within 24 hours of the Semi-Finals and the Final respectively.
LOGO & THEME ART
The usage of the logo and the theme art of the Eurovision Song Contest is allowed for the EBU, the Participating Broadcasters and the Sponsors. Media can use them only for media reporting purposes. No commercial use is allowed.
Code of Conduct
By using your accreditation at the Eurovision Song Contest, you accept the terms laid out in the Code of Conduct.
Wireless equipment at the venue
Please understand that all use of any wireless equipment is unfortunately strictly forbidden at the venue and may result in a loss of accreditation rights.
YOU CAN FIND ALL THE INFORMATION ON Eurovision .tv

Meet & Greet Gina

Good idea from Gina:

Every six months I rearrange my living room in order to clean under the furniture and while doing this unexciting task and listening to the boys I thought you might have a “Meet & Greet” for our group. Line up a picture of the boys and everyone that wishes to share some of their life can pretend as if they are talking to one of the boys and telling him her/his story. Everyone tell us much as they are comfortable with. JUST AN IDEA.
If you wish to post my e-mail as a starter it is OK. I am sure not everyone is as nuts as I am. Gina

Sure they are Gina. Tell it to one of the Guys.

aaaaaGianluca stop making faces. Ignazio quit frowning. Piero, put the phone down and listen!  Behave Guys .  Here’s your chance to…

Meet & Greet Gina

Since I am becoming an e-mail pest I want to introduce myself. Jana said she was a history buff so I thought I’d share some of mine. I keep mentioning Lithuania and Europe. I was 9 when we left Lithuania and lived in Salzburg till the end of the war. After the war all displaced persons where scooped up and put in the DP camps. I went to a Lithuanian school and we did folk dancing and other activities. Later when we came to the States most of the emigrants seemed to congregate in large cities and had their own churches, social clubs, social activities and sport activities. We traveled to other cities and met the other Lithuanians and had concerts and athletic competitions. I was 25 before I left Cleveland and completely immersed into the American life. Before we lived a “double life” of going to American schools or work and then spending the rest of the time in our own circle. In a moment of insanity I joined the Marine Corp after my first marriage went south. I was not made to be a Marine. I made it thru Officer’s Training by shear will and support of one of the officers who kept telling me not to quit. After my tour I transferred into the US Army. Marine Corps in early 60’s did not have many opportunities for women. Shorty after I was stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, I met my husband, married, adopted two children (babies) and had a surprise pregnancy. In 1966 women could not have dependents under 18 or be pregnant and stay in. I had to resign my commission. A few year later things changed and today women have children and stay in. My son and youngest daughter are eight months apart. My husband retired in 1979 and we came to his home Texas. Now old age has arrived and as I said Il Volo and their travels brought me back to so many memories. I have some small and faded memories of Vienna and wish I could be there during Eurovision to see the boys.

Gina Italy my picturesPictures-
The dancing was the DP Camp in Schwabisch Gmund in 1949 (now a US Army Base). The one with people standing at a RR Station is in Ludwigsburg, Germany 1950 (I am the one with the grey jacket and dorky socks and shoes). Before you could emigrate you had to go to a central camp and pass a physical etc. There was a big business in selling healthy lungs. You could not go if you had TB. We took a train to the ship we sailed on the Gen. Sturgis. The Lady Marine trying to look efficient.
Gina

Eurovision Grand Finale

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Grand Final

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Representing country
Performer(s)
Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)
01 Slovenia

Flag of SloveniaRTVSLO
Maraaya

Here For You

02 France

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Lisa Angell

N’oubliez Pas

03 Israel

Flag of IsraelIBA
Nadav Guedj

Golden Boy

04 Estonia

Flag of EstoniaERR
Elina Born & Stig Rästa

Goodbye To Yesterday

05 United Kingdom

Flag of United KingdomBBC
Electro Velvet

Still In Love With You

06 Armenia

Flag of ArmeniaAMPTV
Genealogy

Face The Shadow

07 Lithuania

Flag of LithuaniaLRT
Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila

This Time

08 Serbia

Flag of SerbiaRTS
Bojana Stamenov

Beauty Never Lies

09 Norway

Flag of NorwayNRK
Mørland & Debrah Scarlett

A Monster Like Me

10 Sweden

Flag of SwedenSVT
Måns Zelmerlöw

Heroes

11 Cyprus

Flag of CyprusCyBC
John Karayiannis

One Thing I Should Have Done

12 Australia

Flag of AustraliaSBS
Guy Sebastian

Tonight Again

13 Belgium

Flag of BelgiumRTBF
Loïc Nottet

Rhythm Inside

14 Austria

Flag of AustriaORF
The Makemakes

I Am Yours

15 Greece

Flag of GreeceERT
Maria Elena Kyriakou

One Last Breath

16 Montenegro

Flag of MontenegroRTCG
Knez

Adio

17 Germany

Flag of GermanyNDR
Ann Sophie

Black Smoke

18 Poland

Flag of PolandTVP
Monika Kuszyńska

In The Name Of Love

19 Latvia

Flag of LatviaLTV
Aminata

Love Injected

20 Romania

Flag of RomaniaTVR
Voltaj

De La Capat/ All Over Again

21 Spain

Flag of SpainTVE
Edurne

Amanecer

22 Hungary

Flag of HungaryMTV
Boggie

Wars For Nothing

23 Georgia

Flag of GeorgiaGPB
Nina Sublatti

Warrior

24 Azerbaijan

Flag of Azerbaijanİctimai
Elnur Huseynov

Hour Of The Wolf

25 Russia

Flag of RussiaC1R
Polina Gagarina

A Million Voices

26 Albania

Flag of AlbaniaRTSH
Elhaida Dani

I’m Alive

27 Italy

Flag of ItalyRAI
Il Volo

Grande Amore

Check out also…

Voting in 2015

In addition to the participants of the respective Semi-Finals, the votes of the pre-qualified Finalists count as follows:

First Semi-Final

Second Semi-Final

Grand Final

All participating countries’ votes count in the Grand Final.

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Il Volo Professional ~~ Eurovision: A Formally Informal Performance, 2nd Rehearsal and Press Conference

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OK.  So I was working on a piece about how even though it seems like The Guys might be resting, they really aren’t, but maybe that’s my life.  I’m not sure where the last 24 hours went!  Anyway, we’re on to the second rehearsal, and I’ll get back to the other piece…sometime….

In the meantime, enjoy snippets from the day.  I was working on this post last night when not as many pictures were available, so keep coming back.  I’ll be adding to this as I find more things.

~~Kelly  

 

 

Eurovillage Performance

 

Second Rehearsal

Il Volo 2nd Rehearsal Eurovision Song Contest 2015  ~~ All About Il Volo

 

Eurovision Song Contest

 

Second Rehearsal At Eurovision Photo Album ~~ Credit: Andres Putting (EBU); All Things Il Volo

 

 

 Intresting Things

As usual, our friends, All About Il Volo, have put together a comprehensive list of things to see…which includes a play list of videos that might interest you.  Thanks, Marie for the tip. 

Il Volo Links and News For May 20, 2015 ~~ All About Il Volo   

 

Helpful Hints from Mary

Watching_TV1How to Watch
Explicit instructions:

Youtube: Google (or whatever your search is) “Youtube Live” – You can do this on a computer, iPad or whatever you use to access Youtube. You should see a list of choices. I clicked the one at the top of the screen titled LIVE-YOUTUBE. Then in the search area at the top of the screen type: 2015 Eurovision Song Contest: Semi-Final 1. You will then see under Featured Live Events a small screen for 2015 Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Click that screen and a larger screen will appear which will become active at 22:00 hours (or here in Naples 3:00 pm – 43 minutes from now.)

(Editor’s note: I was delayed in reading this e-mail, so the specific Semi-Final she is speaking of is past.  I imagine you can follow the same instructions for the current day’s events.)

For Web TV: This can only be viewed on a computer. Google Eurovision.tv – when it opens go up to the upper left of screen and click menu. When that opens look down to the left under for the heading NEWS. Look below and click Web TV. When that open go to the right and you will see LIVE NOW and 2015 Eurovision Song Contest – Semi Final 1. A screen on the left will open and ask you to install some kind of app. Do not do that, but instead click NO THANKS. Screen opens and you will be able to view Eurovision 2015 live. You can follow this procedure for Semi Final 2 and most importantly Eurovision Finals on May 23.

The Jury Is In  ClipArt_judges_10

I think we all want to vet this year’s judges.  Have a look to see if you “approve.”       ;)

 

Exclusive: Here Are This Year’s National Juries ~~ eurovision.tv

First Semi-final Results

Can’t wait until Thursdays 2nd Semi-final round and our Guys take the stage!  Update: guys don’t take the stage.  Darn! You can watch it tomorrow at 3 pm EDT.  Use either the link to Eurovision below or, like I did, just go to YouTube and put in “Eurovision streaming live.”  

In the meantime, here’s how yesterday’s first round went. ~Marie

a semi final

We have our first ten finalists Through to the Grand Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

Semi-Final One Winners on stage

Semi-Final One Winners on stage Thomas Hanses (EBU)
  • Albania

  • Armenia

  • Russia

  • Romania

  • Hungary

  • Greece

  • Estonia

  • Georgia

  • Serbia

  • Belgium

The ten winners will shortly have a press conference where they will also draw their position to be in either the first or second half of the Grand Final.

For more of the story click here ⇒http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=87we_have_our_first_ten_finalists&utm_source=Eurovision+Song+Contest&utm_campaign=be17374375-Semi-Final