So we have now completed both semi finals. Overall the shows have been good. The hosting is no way to the standard we saw from Manz and Petra last year. Semi final 1 result was as expected, I guess the biggest shock was Finland not getting through. Serbia and FYR Macedonia’s failure to progress was… Continue reading Pre final review
Rock, proper rock, rock in a way which I am not a fan. Time for this year’s host entry! This has got to be the weakest Ukraine entry we have had in recent years! Saying that, these kind of rock songs do seem to fair well in Eurovision. I do like the props and costuming.… Continue reading UKRAINE: O.Torvald – Time (2/10)
Oh dear France, after last years fantastic song from Amir we have this…. This song can only get worse with a live performance. There is very little going for this to achieve any kind of scores in May. The chorus is repetitive in a rather annoying manner. Alma joins the growing list of solo female… Continue reading FRANCE: Alma – Requiem (4/10)
Time for Georgia. Georgia are hit and miss for me. One year we have something decent, one year we get something poor. Last years rock number was awful and I have no idea how it qualified last year. On first listen, I actually thought keep the faith was strong and powerful. However, it does begin… Continue reading GEORGIA: Tako – Keep the faith (6/10)
I bloody love this!!! What a nice surprise from Belarus!! Belarus are one of my least favourite countries in Eurovision. The only notable entry for me was in 2017 with Work Your Magic. However, this has got to be my favourite ever Belarusian entry !! I love the Celtic flavour, the drums, and the feel… Continue reading Belarus: Naviband – Historyja majho zyccia (8.5/10)
In tradition, Albania gets us underway for the 2017 season. Albania were my favourite country in 2015 with “I’m Alive”. This year’s entry is definitely a slow builder. I believe this does have huge potential. As it stands a lot of work will need to be done for this to be a qualifier. Lindita has… Continue reading Albania: lindita Halimi – BOTE (5/10)
I am going to kick-start the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest campaign slightly earlier than usual! We will be going back to Kyiv in 2017. I will remember the 2005 contest as my first ever memorable Eurovision experience and the 2005 contest still goes down as my favourite ever. Jamala has brought Eurovision back to Ukraine.… Continue reading Launch of Eurovision 2017!