Thursday, October 30, 2014

Eurovision Gala Night 2014: INÊS PINTO won the Song Contest


Last Saturday this years Eurovision Gala Night took place in Luxemburg in Mondorf-les-Bains, arranged by OGAE Luxembourg. Besides three Eurovision Song Contest Winner (Linda Martin, Alexander Rybak & Loreen) there was a big fan Song Contest where people from around Europe performed their Eurovision songs in front of the audience and a international jury. The quality from the 16 singers was very high and the audience enjoyed them very much.

Hosts of this years 7th edition were Mireille Meyer (radio host from Luxembourgs Hit Radio Eldorado) and Eric Le Man (OGAE Luxembourg).

Mireille Meyer & Eric Le Man (Hosts)

These were the 'Song Contest' participants:

YOHAN DAWSON - Love Is Blind
PAULA REIS - It’s for you

THIERRY MERSCH - Fairytale

KEVIN HEINEN - Me & My Guitar

MELANIE DELGADO - Satellite

TANIA DE ALMEIDA - Euphoria 

EMILIE DUVAL - Ne partez pas sans moi

ANNA LEOCI - Volare

INES PINTO - Senhora do mar


STEVEN PITMAN - What's Another Year

SARI KOLKKA - Viulu-ukko

TIFFANY FONSECA LIMA - Is It True

NICOLAS DELPIERRE - It's My Life

SARAH CARTY - Love Shine A Light

JANE MARY MATHEW - Rise Like A Phoenix

MIRKO BULJAN - Era stupendo 
After all participants performed it was time for the voting. International jury members from 16 countries gave their typical Eurovision voting points (from 1 - 8, 10 & 12 points) and the final points came from the audience.

International Jury from 16 countries
Mireille Meyer with boxes from all participants
After a break the hosts surprised the audience with a performance from Marion Welter. She represented Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest 1992 with her song 'Sou fräi' (So Free).

Mireille, Marion Welter & Eric

Marion Welter (Luxembourg, ESC 1992)
Of course, last year winner from the 'Fan Song Contest' shouldn't be missed. Nadine Rodrigues performed her winning song 'Moving On'.

Nadine Rodrigues - Moving On (Winner 2013)
After the performances from Alexander Rybak (ESC Winner 2009), Linda Martin (ESC Winner 1992) and Loreen (ESC Winner 2012) it was time to announce this years 'Song Contest' winner. Maggy Nagel, Minster of Culture from Luxembourg, announced the winner...

Maggy Nagel (Minister of Culture, Luxembourg) and Eric
It was not really a surprise as Maggy Nagel said '..and the Winner of this years Song Contest ist Ines Pinto'. Under a big applause Ines returned to stage and got the trophy from last years winner Nadine Rodrigues.

Ines Pinto (Winner 2014)

Ines Pinto & Nadine Rodrigues
After her winners performance she enjoyed the rest of the evening with the Eurovision fans and with her family...

Ines Pinto with her family
Here you can see her performing 'Senhora do mar':


More about the event and impressions from the Eurovision acts are coming soon.. stay tuned!