Emotional scenes after the 2012 live shows
The Eurovision Song Contest can be a rollercoaster of emotions for the artists taking part. From the thrill of qualifying for the Final, to the dejection of failing to make the last 26. At Eurovision.tv this year in Baku, we tried to capture the feelings backstage directly after each live show.
First Semi-Final Reactions
The First Semi-Final of Europe's Favourite TV Show took place on Tuesday 22nd May. Eighteen countries took part, but only ten of them advanced. You can see the full results and scoreboard for the First Semi-Final here. Check out our film below where you can see what the ten qualifiers had to say, just minutes after they learned the news that they had reached the Final.
1st Semi Final winners interviews (2012 Eurovision Song Contest)
Second Semi-Final Emotions
On Thursday 24th May, the Second Semi-Final was held at the Crystal Hall in Baku. Again, it was ten countries from eighteen who advanced. There was drama however, as both Norway and Bulgaria tied for the tenth and last qualification spot for the Final. They were separated by a countback system where Norway progressed as more countries had voted for them than Bulgaria. Check out the full results and scoreboard for the Second Semi-Final here.
Have a look at our video below to see what all of the ten qualifiers had to say directly after they came off stage having made it to the Final.
2nd Semi Final winners interviews (2012 Eurovision Song Contest)
Grand Final Euphoric scenes
The Final of Europe's Favourite TV Show, on Saturday 26th May was won of course by Loreen from Sweden as she romped home to victory with Euphoria. You can find the full scoreboard and information page for the Grand Final here.
It was a runaway victory for Sweden in the end, and Loreen spoke to Eurovision.tv on the stage after her victory. You can also hear what the runners up from Russia, Buranovskiye Babushki and third placed Željko Joksimović of Serbia had to say as they left the stage in our video below.