NORWAY: JOWST – Grab The Moment (4/10)

Norway have been a bit poor recently in Eurovision and I don’t think this year is much of an improvement either. The stage performance is static and lacklustre. This will need to be vastly improved for the Eurovision stage. The chorus is uplifting and catchy. This slightly reminds of of Australia’s entry in 2015 but… Continue reading NORWAY: JOWST – Grab The Moment (4/10)

ARMENIA: Artsvik – Fly With Me (7/10)

Wow this is different and I can’t figure out if I like it or not but it is quite addictive. This is very Armenian like. This reminds me of the Azerbaijan entry in 2014 especially at the start. What I like about this song is that it builds and builds and builds and keeps you… Continue reading ARMENIA: Artsvik – Fly With Me (7/10)

CZECH REPUBLIC: Martina Barta – My Turn (2/10)

I absolutely loved the brilliant “I Stand” last year. Gabriela gave us a great performance, a great voice and great staging and I was so disappointed to see this placing so low. If Gabriela could not score highly then Martina has no chance at all! My Turn is uninspiring and boring to not sound too… Continue reading CZECH REPUBLIC: Martina Barta – My Turn (2/10)

FYR MACEDONIA: Jana – Dance Alone (6/10)

When you first hear this you do not expect this to come from FYR Macedonia, this sounds more like a song that a country like Germany or Belgium would send. The country failed to qualify the past two years and I really liked the 2015 entry. This year FYR Macedonia brings us a very fresh… Continue reading FYR MACEDONIA: Jana – Dance Alone (6/10)

RUSSIA: Julia Smaylova – Flame is Burning (6/10)

Now this is nice and it is captivating to see Julia sing this song and you can’t help but feel slightly emotional when watching this. The chorus is strong and catchy and Julia should gain a lot of support across Europe. Saying that, this has got to be one of the weakest entries for Russia… Continue reading RUSSIA: Julia Smaylova – Flame is Burning (6/10)

AZERBAIJAN: Dihaj – Skeleton (6.5/10)

Once again Azerbaijan brings us a more than any old mediocre song. Skeleton is fresh and unique, the chorus build nicely. Dihaj herself brings her own style to the competition. However, there is something missing and I fear this will lose some of its oomph in the live performance. This should be a qualifier but… Continue reading AZERBAIJAN: Dihaj – Skeleton (6.5/10)

MONTENEGRO: Slavko Kalezic – Space (6.5/10)

Montenegro brings the camp to Eurovision this year! The crowd are going to absolutely love this and I’m sure this will be a big crowd pleaser in the semi final. This is actually quite good and decent, it is a feel good, dancy sound track. Montenegro have cleverly combined an ethnic sound with modern day… Continue reading MONTENEGRO: Slavko Kalezic – Space (6.5/10)