Rise Up (Freaky Fortune song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Greece "Rise Up"
ESC2014 - Greece 12.jpg
Freaky Fortune and RiskyKidd performing the song on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Eurovision Song Contest 2014 entry
Country Greece
Artist(s) Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd
Language English
Composer(s) Freaky Fortune
Lyricist(s) Freaky Fortune, RiskyKidd
Finals performance
Semi-final result 7th
Semi-final points 74
Final result 20th
Final points 35
Appearance chronology
◄ "Alcohol Is Free" (2013)   
Freaky Fortune and RiskyKidd presenting their song.

"Rise Up" is a song by Greek duo Freaky Fortune featuring rapper RiskyKidd. It was chosen to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received mixed to positive reviews. Daily Mirror entertainment writer Carl Greenwood gave the song 1 star out of 5 and said, "Rise Up is the sort of song that gets stuck in your head."[2] Jess Denham of The Independent, "Rise Up" has a definite holiday vibe to it, just in time for the start of summer."[3]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 11 March 2014 Freaky Fortune and RiskyKidd participates to the Greek national final of Eurovision Song Contest 2014. After performing the song under number two at the national final, it gets the 36.83% of votes and becomes the Greek entry in the 2014 Eurovision.

At the Eurovision Song Contest they performed 13th in the second semi-final on 8 May 2014. The song qualified from the second semi-final and competed in the final on 10 May 2014. In the final at the end of the voting, it had received 35 votes, placing on 20th place in a field of 26 songs. It was, along with 1998, the worst placing ever for Greece.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Rise Up"   3:04
2. "Rise Up" (Jazz Version) 3:20

Credits and personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Greece (Billboard)[4] 4
Sweden (Digilistan)[5] 32
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 67
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 73
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 93
UK Singles Chart (Official Chart Company)[9] 110

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Alcohol Is Free"
Greek entry for the Eurovision Song Contest
2014
Succeeded by