Eurovision 2021 live-on-tape the finalists - Our rankings
This morning we watched the broadcast of the 'Eurovision Song Celebration - Live-on-Tape - Part 2 - The Finalists'.
25 of the acts who performed in the Eurovision Grand Final had their 'live-on-tape' shown.
The United Kingdom was the only nation not to participate in this show.
The show was once again hosted by Finland's Krista Siegfrids who represented the nation at Eurovision 2013 with 'Marry Me'.
You can watch the full show here, but scroll down for our rankings!
A few dedicated members of the Aussievision team woke up for another early 5:00am start to check out the show and vote for our favourites.
And the results are in:
Albania, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Iceland, Israel, Malta, Netherlands, San Marino and Spain all received 0 points
16th: Sweden - Tusse - 'Voices' - 3 points
15th: Moldova - Natalia Gordienko - 'Sugar' - 5 points
14th: Germany - Jendrik - 'I Don't Feel Hate' - 6 points
13th: Greece - Stefania - 'Last Dance' - 7 points
12th: Cyprus - Elena Tsagrinou - ‘El diablo’ - 7 points
11th: Finland - Blind Channel - 'Dark Side' - 8 points
10th: Portugal - The Black Mamba - 'Love Is on My Side' - 10 points
9th: Serbia - Hurricane - 'Loco Loco' - 14 points
8th: Bulgaria - VICTORIA - ‘Growing Up Is Getting Old’ - 16 points
7th: Switzerland - Gjon’s Tears - ‘Tout l’Univers’ - 18 points
6th: Russia - Manizha - 'Russian Woman' - 19 points
5th Norway - TIX - 'Fallen Angel' - 20 points
4th: France - Barbara Pravi - 'Voilà' - 25 points
3rd: Lithuania - The Roop - 'Discoteque' - 28 points
The Roop from Lithuania, as always, delivered one of the most polished and slick live-on-tape performances.
2nd: Italy - Måneskin - 'Zitti E Buoni' - 51 points
Most of the team acknowledged that Italy would have still won based on their live-on-tape. They captured that live concert feel.
1st: Ukraine - Go_A - 'SHUM' - 53 points
Ukraine was our favourite, their staging concept on par with their staging in Rotterdam, but the smaller stage environment made the performance even better and Go_A would have achieved a better result at the contest with this live-on-tape performance. They made the raft really look like they were travelling time/the universe.
Other notable mentions
The biggest glow up of the show from most contributors was Serbia! Hurricane threw the kitchen sink at this live-on-tape, including some crazy wind machines. Their dedication really lifted their live-to-tape performance.
A few of the contributors also felt that Germany's performance came together a lot more better with their live-on-tape.