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Eurovision 1968 Voting Part 2/2
Eurovision 1968 Voting Part 2/2
8 лет назад
The second part of the voting for the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest, presented by Katie Boyle in London, UK. And just when it looked like Cliff would easily sail ...
Eurovision 1962 - United Kingdom
Eurovision 1962 - United Kingdom
10 лет назад
Ronnie Carroll performing "Ring-A-Ding Girl", the UK entry at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest. The second entry that year with a nonsensical title (along with ...
Eurovision 1962 - Yugoslavia
Eurovision 1962 - Yugoslavia
10 лет назад
Lola Novaković performing "Ne Pali Svetla u Sumrak" ("Don't Turn the Lights on at Twilight"), the Yugoslav entry at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest.
Eurovision 1962 - Switzerland
Eurovision 1962 - Switzerland
10 лет назад
Jean Philippe performing "Le Retour" ("The Return"), the Swiss entry at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest. Jean Philippe's second appearance at the contest ...
Eurovision 1962 - Norway
Eurovision 1962 - Norway
10 лет назад
Inger Jacobsen performing "Kom Sol, Kom Regn" ("Come Sun, Come Rain" - hope this is right, Lars :-)), the Norwegian entry at the 1962 Eurovision Song ...
Eurovision 1962 - France
Eurovision 1962 - France
10 лет назад
Isabelle Aubret performing "Un Premier Amour" ("A First Love"), the French entry at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest. France's 3rd win in 5 years may sound ...
Eurovision 1962 - Netherlands
Eurovision 1962 - Netherlands
10 лет назад
De Spelbrekers performing "Katinka", the Dutch entry at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest. The fourth song that year to score the dreaded "nul points" (along ...
Eurovision 1962 - Germany
Eurovision 1962 - Germany
10 лет назад
Conny (or Cornelia) Froebess performing "Zwei Kleine Italiener" ("Two Little Italians"), the German entry at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest. One of the most ...
Eurovision 1962 - Sweden
Eurovision 1962 - Sweden
10 лет назад
Inger Berggren performing "Sol och Vår" ("Sun and Spring"), the Swedish entry at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest. After four old-fashioned ballads in a row ...
Eurovision 1962 - Austria
Eurovision 1962 - Austria
10 лет назад
Eleonore Schwarz performing "Nur in der Wiener Luft" ("Only in the Air of Vienna"), the Austrian entry at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest. The third of the year's ...
Eurovision 1962 - Spain
Eurovision 1962 - Spain
10 лет назад
Victor Balaguer performing "Llámame" ("Call Me"), the Spanish entry at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest. Spain's second entry had the misfortune of becoming ...
Eurovision 1962 - Belgium
Eurovision 1962 - Belgium
10 лет назад
Fud Leclerc performing "Ton Nom" ("Your Name"), the Belgian entry at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest. Fud's 4th appearance at the contest (weren't there any ...
Eurovision 1962 - Finland
Eurovision 1962 - Finland
10 лет назад
Marion Rung performing "Tipi-Tii" ("Chirpy-Chirp"), the Finnish entry at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest. A silly but immensely catchy little song, this is ...
Eurovision 1983 - Netherlands
Eurovision 1983 - Netherlands
10 лет назад
Bernadette performing "Sing Me a Song", the Dutch entry at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest. Undoubtedly one of the highlights of a very strong year, a truly ...
Eurovision 1983 - Norway
Eurovision 1983 - Norway
10 лет назад
Jahn Teigen (with significant help from wife Anita Skorgan) performing "Do-Re-Mi", the Norwegian entry at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest. Five years after ...
Eurovision 1972 - Netherlands
Eurovision 1972 - Netherlands
10 лет назад
Sandra and Andres performing "Als't Om de Liefde Gaat" ("When It's All About Love"), the Dutch entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. I realize I'm probably ...
Eurovision 1972 - Luxembourg
Eurovision 1972 - Luxembourg
10 лет назад
Vicky Leandros performing "Après Toi" ("After You"), Luxembourg's entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. Well, what can I say about such a classic?
Eurovision 1972 - Belgium
Eurovision 1972 - Belgium
10 лет назад
Serge & Christine Ghisoland performing "A la Folie Ou Pas Du Tout" ("Madly Or Not At All"), the Belgian entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. Just after ...
Eurovision 1972 - Sweden
Eurovision 1972 - Sweden
10 лет назад
Family Four performing "Härliga Sommardag" ("Lovely Summer's Day"), the Swedish entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. At their second consecutive ...
Eurovision 1972 - Italy
Eurovision 1972 - Italy
10 лет назад
Nicola di Bari performing "I Giorni dell' Arcoballeno" ("The Days of the Rainbow"), the Italian entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. I know that, um, certain ...
Eurovision 1972 - Finland
Eurovision 1972 - Finland
10 лет назад
Päivi Paunu & Kim Floor performing "Muistathan" ("Do You Remember"), the Finnish entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. Another male/female duet in a ...
Eurovision 1972 - Malta
Eurovision 1972 - Malta
10 лет назад
Helen & Joseph (full names Helen Micallef and Joseph Cutajar) performing "L-imħabba", the Maltese entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. Kind of a goofy ...
Eurovision 1972 - Switzerland
Eurovision 1972 - Switzerland
10 лет назад
Véronique Müller performing "C'est la Chanson de Mon Amour" ("It's the Song of My Love"), the Swiss entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. Another song ...
Eurovision 1972 - Portugal
Eurovision 1972 - Portugal
10 лет назад
Carlos Mendes performing "A Festa da Vida" ("The Party of Life"), the Portuguese entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. One of my biggest favorites from ...
Eurovision 1972 - Norway
Eurovision 1972 - Norway
10 лет назад
Grethe & Benny (full names Grethe Kausland & Benny Borg) performing "Småting" ("Small Things"), the Norwegian entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest.
Eurovision 1972 - United Kingdom
Eurovision 1972 - United Kingdom
10 лет назад
The New Seekers performing "Beg, Steal or Borrow", the UK entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. One of the most popular pop bands at the time - having, ...
Eurovision 1972 - Spain
Eurovision 1972 - Spain
10 лет назад
Jaime Morey performing "Amanece" ("It's Dawning"), the Spanish entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. Not a bad song, but a quite old-fashioned one, IMO ...
Eurovision 1972 - Ireland
Eurovision 1972 - Ireland
10 лет назад
Sandie Jones performing "Ceol an Ghrá" ("The Music of Love"), the Irish entry at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. Ireland's one and only attempt to send a ...
Eurovision 1972 - France
Eurovision 1972 - France
10 лет назад
Betty Mars performing "Comé-Comédie", the French entry at the Eurovision Song Contest. It's quite obvious that the French went for an Edith Piaf fascimile here, ...
Eurovision 1972 - Germany
Eurovision 1972 - Germany
10 лет назад
Mary Roos performing "Nur die Liebe Läßt uns Leben" ("Only Love Lets Us Live"), the German entry at the Eurovision Song Contest. A strong start to an even ...
Eurovision 1979 - Austria
Eurovision 1979 - Austria
10 лет назад
Christina Simon performing "Heute in Jerusalem" ("Today in Jerusalem"), the Austrian entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. A seemingly little-loved entry, ...
Eurovision 1979 - United Kingdom
Eurovision 1979 - United Kingdom
10 лет назад
Black Lace (of later "Agadoo" fame) performing "Mary Ann", the UK entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. Glam-rock Eurovision style! A nice, if a bit too ...
Eurovision 1979 - Norway
Eurovision 1979 - Norway
10 лет назад
For ESCsince1968, this is Anita Skorgan performing "Oliver", the Norwegian entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. The 2nd of Anita's 3 appearances at the ...
Eurovision 1979 - Sweden
Eurovision 1979 - Sweden
10 лет назад
Ted Gärdestad performing "Sattelit", the Swedish entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. A former teen idol in Sweden and a frequent collaborator of Abba, ...
Eurovision 1979 - Netherlands
Eurovision 1979 - Netherlands
10 лет назад
Xandra performing "Colorado", the Dutch entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. For her 3rd appearance at the contest, after 1972 and 1976, former ...
Eurovision 1979 - Luxembourg
Eurovision 1979 - Luxembourg
10 лет назад
Jeane Manson performing "J'ai Déjà Vu Ça Dans Tes Yeux" ("I've Already Seen This In Your Eyes"), Luxembourg's entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest.
Eurovision 1979 - Belgium
Eurovision 1979 - Belgium
10 лет назад
Micha Marah performing "Hey Nana", the Belgian entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. A truly nice and catchy disco-pop tune from Belgium, with a relaxed ...
Eurovision 1979 - France
Eurovision 1979 - France
10 лет назад
Anne-Marie David performing "Je Suis l'Enfant-Soleil", the French entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. Quite simply one of my all-time favorites from the ...
Eurovision 1979 - Switzerland
Eurovision 1979 - Switzerland
10 лет назад
Peter, Sue & Marc together with Pfuri, Gorps & Kniri performing "Trödler & Co" ("Dawdler & Co."), the Swiss entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. In the 3rd ...
Eurovision 1979 - Greece
Eurovision 1979 - Greece
10 лет назад
Elpida performing "Socrates", the Greek entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. Despite being such a bombastic song and performance that it occasionally ...
Eurovision 1979 - Monaco
Eurovision 1979 - Monaco
10 лет назад
Laurent Vaguener performing "Notre Vie C'est la Musique", Monaco's entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. A series of great - and greatly successful ...
Eurovision 1979 - Finland
Eurovision 1979 - Finland
10 лет назад
Katri Helena performing "Katson Sineen Taivaan" ("I'm Looking at the Blue Sky"), the Finnish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest. One of the most beloved ...
Eurovision 1979 - Ireland
Eurovision 1979 - Ireland
10 лет назад
Cahal Dunne performing "Happy Man", the Irish entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. Despite its cheeriness and its optimism, kind of a "meh" tune and ...
Eurovision 1972 - Austria
Eurovision 1972 - Austria
10 лет назад
Taking a break from uploading the videos from the 1979 contest - and as a special present to setheurovision94 - here's the Milestones performing "Falter im ...
Eurovision 1979 - Denmark
Eurovision 1979 - Denmark
10 лет назад
Tommy Seebach performing "Disco Tango", the Danish entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. Making the first of his three appearances at the contest (his ...
Eurovision 1979 - Italy
Eurovision 1979 - Italy
10 лет назад
Matia Bazar performing "Raggio di Luna" ("Moon Beam"), the Italian entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. One of Italy's most popular pop/rock bands ...
Eurovision 1979 - Portugal
Eurovision 1979 - Portugal
10 лет назад
Manuela Bravo performing "Sobe, Sobe, Balão Sobe" ("Rise, Rise, Balloon Rise"), the Portuguese entry at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. A strong start to a ...
Eurovision 1969 - Sweden
Eurovision 1969 - Sweden
10 лет назад
Tommy Körberg performing "Judy, Min Vän" ("Judy, My Friend"), the Swedish entry at the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest. A true veteran of the Swedish ...
Eurovision 1969 - Monaco
Eurovision 1969 - Monaco
10 лет назад
Jean Jacques performing "Maman, Maman", Monaco's entry at the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest. Despite being the youngest-ever ESC contestant - only 12 at ...
Eurovision 1974 - Portugal
Eurovision 1974 - Portugal
10 лет назад
Paulo de Carvalho performing "E Depois de Adeus" ("And After Goodbye"), the Portuguese entry at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. One of Portugal's most ...
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 3 года назад
will you ever return?
BurritoMagnifico
BurritoMagnifico - 3 года назад
nice playlists
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 4 года назад
Happy New Year - maybe one day you will return to us
Mangoteppe
Mangoteppe - 4 года назад
Best of luck for tonight, Tasos! I'm not surprised if you're in the top 5 when the voting's over, and Greece is certainly one of my favorites :) Have fun!
Mangoteppe
Mangoteppe - 4 года назад
Wish you all of the best for tonight, Tasos! I think Seth's thoughts on your entry is exactly the same as mine, and I would be surprised if you don't qualify :)
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 4 года назад
Figures that you're missing when I have good things about the Greek entry to say for the first time in a long time. In any case, a very catchy pop song, sort of the Greek answer to LMFAO (music-wise, not humour)? And you know me, I'm always honest, and this is a definite improvement on the awful "Alcohol is Free". Can't wait to see how it goes on stage. And oh yes, I'm going to Denmark this week to be there and witness it all live. I wish both our countries luck (though yours realistically more than mine).
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 4 года назад
Is there anypoint in trying to make contact with u?
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 4 года назад
very strange why u are not responding to any of us
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 4 года назад
hey asshole! its Eurovision season ! get ur Greek butt on here or Im coming to get you!
Jinky Jay
Jinky Jay - 4 года назад
Where are the Irish Brigade, who are No 24 in the UK chart
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 4 года назад
well a big fat raspberry for not keeping in touch with ur ESC friends :p
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Did I not send you season's greetings? I'm so sorry. Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 5 лет назад
bELATED SEASONS GREETINGS! Happiest New Year to ya!
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Καλά Χριστούγεννα, Tasos :)
Mangoteppe
Mangoteppe - 5 лет назад
Merry Christmas, Tasos! :)
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
It seems that in its new DT/NERIT guise Greece will appear in ESC 2014. Im sure that will give you some extra cheer. And although you may actually now be physically nearer to my part of the world you are absent. However, in your absence nonetheless, season greetings :) tá Nollaig Shona Dhuit!
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Baltimore tv series - 5 лет назад
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MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 5 лет назад
speak Judas - no doubt you are out partying with your "faux" friends & spending EURO (prob UK) tax payers money fartpants
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
Gudde mettig, wann ech glift, wei goe dat mat dir?
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 5 лет назад
Judas, is one in Luxembourg ?
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
I don't blame you for wanting to get out of the country. I just learned today about Operation Zeus and it disgusts me. It's just a step away from what the Nazis did. How can such a thing be happening in the 21st century?
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 5 лет назад
Hurrah! No more Greek entries ! woohoo Laughing aside ........(lol) isn't it ironic that you work for the establishment that had a hand in Greece's woe ? (Seth - more fitting for something in USA ??? eh? ) btw - THERE is a profile I see ESC lewis UK or something similar - he/she is from Scotland too - THIS is NOT me! His/her taste is shite. And their views are far too considered & mainstream to be me (fart)
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
You have every right to be furious about the closing of ERT, I was really taken aback when I heard that on the news. And the circumstances you described around its closing also frighten me. Sad that such a backhanded move (more fitting for something in Russia or the USA) would happen in the birthplace of democracy. I hope this can be sorted soon, and not just so you don't miss out on next year's Eurovision.
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
It's also the way that it is done, as a matter of imperial decree and at the behest of people who neither know nor care what the consequences are on a whole society. Once tried the political elites having experienced the thrill of exercising such power will only want to apply and try it again somewhere else and so they will yet again come after others of us. Not only is it not democratic it is the sinister pursuit of people for reasons of power intoxication dressed up in dubious economic thinking.
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
I can well imagine. Of course, in the articles and comments that I have read 'they' say that ERT was too top heavy in personnel - that about 90% were in unproductive jobs, wastefully consuming money that Greece doesnt have, that politicians to win and keep votes placed people in jobs that really served no function. Maybe that or some of it is true, but it still doesnt negate that simply to dismiss people is nothing but sheer devastation, and for many reasons.
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
ERT no more :( a Greece without a national tv channel, how will life be?
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 5 лет назад
I cant really be bothered analysing the ESC anymore - the very few original entries, the complete obviousness of the top 10, the "bent-as-bent can be" voting.............it just bores me now And probably the worst..............another shitty, shitty , shitty winner The winning song is just crap - it wouldn't chart in 1998 never mind now. I'm with the UK on this one.............as some operatic duo once said "time to say goodbye"
Mangoteppe
Mangoteppe - 5 лет назад
And I don't really get the hype for San Marino, for me it's just a mediocre ballad which suddenly turns into bland eurodisco at the end, of course, it had a good message and was well performed, but that's it for me. SF2 was just bizarre, and the even more bizarre split results shows that, so yeah :)
Mangoteppe
Mangoteppe - 5 лет назад
And when it comes to the semifinals, I think it just went the way I wanted. Of course, I would've liked to see Austria and Slovenia in the final, but Austria's performance just didn't grip me that much and Slovenia's was sadly just a disaster. How Armenia, Lithuania and Belarus qualified is beyond me, but this happens every year, so yeah. I was kinda saddened by the interval act in second SF; I'd expected something more than this Darin-guy (I've never heard of him) and Agnes, which had like one hit in 2010, when they said some of the most popular artists in Sweden at the moment would perform. Like, what about Kent, Veronica Maggio, Håkan Hellström or Robyn, which is huge in both Sweden and Norway. Oh well, I guess they weren't pop enough for the average ESC-fan.
Mangoteppe
Mangoteppe - 5 лет назад
I think the results from the voting turned out really well, and I'm really satisfied overall. Of course, I find Azerbaijan, Russia, Greece (Sorry Tasos, but Balkan ska isn't my cup of tea), Romania (I kinda see its appeal though, it's just so strange and silly it had to get some votes), Belarus, Armenia & even Lithuania was overrated, but there always someone. Almost a scandal that Sweden, Finland and Ireland didn't do better (and the split results doesn't make anything clearer when it comes to Ireland). Btw, I seem to be the only who really enjoy the Finnish entry? An ironic and really catchy tune, well performed and with a matching choreography, though it's a little too obvious ripoff of "Hot'n Cold" by Katy Perry. I also love the link to the debates concerning same-sex marriage in France, the UK and of course, Finland, it deserved far better than 24th, imo.
Mangoteppe
Mangoteppe - 5 лет назад
And when we speak of Denmark, I'm delighted they won, because it simply had winner written all over it; wonderful performance, a really catchy refrain and good lyrics too! Certainly a standout, even more than our entry. I'm really proud of our entry and Margaret was flawless on stage, and despite it being on a completely different level then the other entries, I think it lacks something compared to for an example Denmark; a good refrain that really sticks on your brain. I'm anyways really happy with our 4th place - top 5-placings isn't something we get everyday!
Mangoteppe
Mangoteppe - 5 лет назад
Okay, I've been busy doing nothing lately, sorry for that, so now, almost two weeks after the contest, here's my opinions (though I mostly agree with your comments)! Sweden did a great production this year, simply their best! Great stage, postcards, host, and of course, humor! The Norway-jokes were hilarious, the Lynda Woodruff-sketches were wonderful, and the same goes for the interval act (At times I was like "is this actually allowed?!?", especially in the green room with Eric Saade) - a wonderful twist from usual "look at our fantastic country, we're so proud"-theme (see: Azerbaijan). As Tasos said: not epic, but enjoyable (particularly that Carola-part)! I completely agree with Seth about the production of the voting, I'd expect better from our neighbors and it didn't get as excited as I hoped for, eventhough the EBU is organizing it to be as exciting as possible - it was clear rather early that Denmark would be a runaway winner for me.
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
Tasos, that comment was meant for the Icelander. I shall alert him to it.
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
The figures released by the EBU are a little meaningless as they do not really tell you how any one country arrived at its vote allocation and that is what is pissing so many people off. The peculiar thing is Iceland was designated 8th with both juries & televoters but yet got enough marks to finish 6th. In the final you 17th & 12th respectively for your 17th place. Yet Belarus was 22nd & 13th, but manage to finish 1 place about you in the vote. It makes no sense without further detail.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Wow, that's quite eye-opening. Thank you, because I had a hard time making sense of those numbers myself. Since you're so good at this, could you tell me how Iceland fared in the televote vs the jury vote? I guess this confirms my theory as to why we have the combined result, because on their own they're quite bizarre. Surprising to hear that Switzerland and Montenegro did so well with the televote. And yeah, I don't understand either how a song can finish last in both rankings yet finish above a song that should've finished around 18th in a logic situation. Weird.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
I guess we can forget about seeing the split results, since the EBU decided the logical thing to do was not show us how the final results stood jury and televote, but to give us the averages instead of points. That is useless to even mathematicians.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
I've recently rediscovered Albania's song, "Identitet". When I was listening to it now on my 2CD album, I was stunned, because I was like, "Oh yeah, that song," with that gripping chorus. Yet in the contest week, it completely slipped my mind. Btw, some of my countrymen have been very annoyed that Denmark only gave us one point, whereas I got over it the instant the voting was over. So they didn't like your song as much as they liked 9 others, but people's arguments have been "they're our neighbours, so they should give us points!", which to me is exactly the attitude we've been trying to fight.
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
Ive put some thoughts on the songs on Lewis' page.
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 5 лет назад
PS the UK will always remain the number 1 music nation in Europe - regardless of the ESC Not azer - j , not Ukraine (even though they nicked our initials) not even Ireland or even (laughs) Greece You know we rule :P up yer bum lol
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 5 лет назад
And you Euro-experts like to try and bring info that no other has to prove your "worthiness" but we all know Im the expert ( think 1996 - I was the one to tell you of the pre-qualifying contest, think 1978 & the info behind the UK entry, etc etc) So here goes!..................... Guess who was asked to represent the UK in 1983 ? They declined because they were too busy - their song was number one all over Europe & the world. And had an album to promote. the answer ?......................................................Bonnie Tyler!
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 5 лет назад
-ve's (cont) Non-sensical decision to name the winner when they did. The voting results are getting tedious, 39 countries are too much. The winner - who would buy this crap? The butterfly flags were wonderful , the hosts were quirky & funny (most of the time) The Olympic walk on - was a failure (what were they thinking).
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 5 лет назад
-ve's The usual over-rated high placings for Azer & Greece, Ireland LAST place!!!! Don't think so In general .the contest lacked any excitement - after the 1st semi I had high hopes but after a poor 2nd semi - it remained almost a non -event
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 5 лет назад
:P Another year - another shitty winner Another year - another over-rated Greek entry Another year - another shitty UK entry ( who couldn't perform LIVE !!!! really shite) Seriously , seriously have to rethink watching this contest +ve's Iceland - lovely lovely song & he gave a far better perf in the final (he oversang in the semi) Ukraine - a great bit of eye candy Hungary - nice to see a totally different song get points Norway - WAY AHEAD of the rest Netherlands - this song has grown on me, so much Great stage - the half video/half lighting background worked so well
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
I just checked our semi's result closer. We only got points from 8 countries, but four of these were 10 points and two of them 12 points! (The other two were 1 point and 7 points) That's awesome. It's pretty unanimous that Eyþór did Iceland proud with his performance, and I love that we came that far with a song in our obscure little language (hey, we finished higher than Armenia, so that's gotta count for something!)
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
But like you, I guess we should've seen Denmark's victory coming, and indeed when they started getting 12s from the Balkans, I also suspected that they had this in the bag. But in our little Eurovision get-together, we were equally expecting Norway to win, and it annoyed us that they slipped out of contention so quickly after a great start. Because really, "I Feed You My Love" stands to becoming one of my biggest favourites in recent years, and that performance was just wonderful. A more than deserved turnaround for Norway. Btw, as I watched it, I guess that you thought that last night's interval act was rather underwhelming too, was I right? It was humorous and clever, but I wanted something more epic.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Since we're talking about disappointments, I thought Robin Stjärnberg performed "You" beautifully for Sweden (it was stronger than his winning performance in Melodifestivalen), and it really deserved much higher than 14th. Btw, reread what you wrote, one of YOUR best entries of recent years, and I still must disagree, 'cause I think "OPA" was more impressive and charming.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Considering the performance, I thought Bonnie did okay. Her faltering voice did also set off my red alarm but her considerable years of stage presence did allow her to roll with it, and her walking into the audience was one of the best uses of the ramp this year. By the way, and I kind of had a feeling but now I know for certain, poor, poor Latvia. While "Here We Go" was as incidental a song as possible, it's still sad that their crowd-raising performance (and that stage dive) did absolutely nothing for them, as they finished last in semi 2 - that's the fifth year in a row Latvia have been in the bottom-2 in their semi, only one of which wasn't the very bottom.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Fascinating, thanks for that. I also love that Armenia did pretty badly (they finished one place below us!), so it seems, for better or for worse, diaspora doesn't rule the voting like it did in the mid-late noughties. "Alcohol is Free" one of the best entries of recent years? Yeah, I will pretend like I didn't hear that. But I love that we came 6th in semi 2, where Malta also did inexplicably well - I get that Gianluca might have appealed to many ladies, but the juries clearly must've liked it too and that baffles me. I would've chucked Malta and Italy out of the top-10 in favour of France and Moldova. Amandine really performed the pants off "L'enfer et moi" and her failure was one of last night's crushing disappointments for me, I thought the juries at least would like her more. But I guess this contest more than any proves that Eurovision is a surprise waiting to happen.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
One more, I promise! Glad that Russia didn't come through as many had predicted. Btw, since Denmark has emerged as the winners (and quite deservedly), I will hereby throw my hat in the ring and say that I fully intend to go to the live show next year. It's even more of an option for me, and is the shortest distance between two contests ever, amirite? So yeah, consider that a decision on my part. The signs are all pointing that way, next year I'm gonna go see the contest live for the first time.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
As you can imagine, I'm very happy with Ukraine's 3rd place (I didn't dare expect a placing that high for them). I just wish the voting had been a bit more open. We were very happy when we got 8 points from Germany! That's just the thing, while the voting wasn't more open, it was still wackily unpredictable, and I love that Iceland gave points to most of my faves. Sorry, but Greece really didn't deserve to finish as high as 6th. Thank goodness there was no synth music droning on in the background like last year.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Overall pleased with Iceland, Eyþór performed much stronger here than in the semi. We were annoyed that practically all of Scandinavia snubbed us, even Denmark. But Anouk was very popular in all the Nordic countries, speaking of which, her 9th place was more than deserved. But Moldova or Sweden should rather have finished in Malta's place. Don't quite get what Europe saw in Italy's rather forgettable ballad either. Oh, and poor Seamus. I never liked the song, and I'm afraid maybe that sentiment was reflected on the scoreboard, but come on! Lithuania should've been last. So while I love that all my top favourites finished in the top-10 (three of them in the top-5!), there was a lot of unexpected weirdness about this voting that makes me thing if what you told me about how the votes were counted played a part.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Btw, wasn't the way the voting was directed a bit dodgy? When Sweden's votes were revealed, the computer graphics were ages behind, there was even a shot of the audience, and in another case we saw that Belgium had got 12 points from the Netherlands before the spokesperson even said it, or before the scoreboard showed it! And revealing the winner before the entire voting is over is just not on, no matter how long it takes to get the artist to the stage.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
A contest to talk about, that's for sure! I am very satisfied with the winner, though I am a bit jaded that the voting wasn't more exciting, since Denmark took the lead fairly early on and never lost it, even though Ukraine and Azerbaijan threatened them. I am thrilled that Norway did so well, but I'd much rather have them finish 2nd than Azerbaijan, which to me is just another formulaic pop ballad. My biggest consternation; why, oh WHY, was MALTA such a big hit that they came EIGHT with "Tomorrow"?
Mangoteppe
Mangoteppe - 5 лет назад
Again, thank you so much for all the kind words! We've been incredible lucky with the draw, and I'm feeling rather confident for tonight, though I think anything could happen. Good luck to you, and enjoy the show! :)
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Well, I'm off, so have a great time tonight and enjoy this special evening. Here's to an enjoyable and exciting contest!
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
As always enjoy all that is Eurovision. I wish the very best to Greece, you;ve got a very good draw which if that matters will help you. It's not my type of song but I recognize it brings a lot of energy to the show which will appeal to lots of voters. What you say about the voting is correct which I think will make it very open this year. And I guess you will have to polish up your Vicky Leandros impersonations - nod, nod, nudge, nudge, wink, wink :)
Sean L
Sean L - 5 лет назад
Ill just add my two cents to this year(sry Ive been uber busy) I hope either Denmark,Norway or Germany win(with San Marino out :( ) I'm still peeved about the 2nd semifinal results. Songs like Romania and Hungary getting in over Israel and SMR was mind boggling. I hope for a great night of Eurovision!
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
I had to read that a couple of times, but what you said about how the jury and televotes are combined really excites me! I think that's a perfect way to balance out the two, and is really a much better way of doing it (after all, Moldova got 12 points from the UK televote in 2011 while Switzerland got it from the jury, and neither got anything from the other vote, and yet they got 8 and 10 points respectively). It's how the votes really should be meshed together, if you ask me, and yeah, I can also see the prospect of this creating a truly unpredictable voting. A thriller at long last (even though 2011 kind was one)? I hope! Thanks for telling me.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
No, no, Norway, Sweden and DENMARK, not Finland! I must have touches of dyslexia. :P
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Am I to take it that you are moving to Luxembourg? That is some big news, congratulations! Moving to a new country is a life-changing experience in more ways than change of scenery (moving to Denmark changed my life for the better). Wonderful news, I wish you all the best! I'm afraid I'm drawing a blank at who your employer is, care to fill in that blank for me? Oh, and on the subject of Moldova, I guess it's the same as with Finland. Because in the Nordic countries, Finland and Iceland aren't considered part of Scandinavia - that's only Norway, Sweden and Finland because of their richly interwoven history (and their names, if you break the word Scandinavia down and use your imagination). All five of us, however, consider each other Nordic countries and generally have good relations with each other.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
("Tonight's line-up is LIKE"? I guess this teaches me not to type less than an hour after waking up - of course I meant "up") Well, tonight will be the total opposite of the past four Eurovision evenings for me, because I will actually be at a party at my uncle's. What do you think of Turkey not broadcasting because of Krista's female kiss? I think that's really unfair on Eurovision fans there, because this means Turkey will be forbidden from participating next year too, right? Let's not let such news spoil our evening for us. Btw, only you and Romania from the Balkans? What are Moldova, from China?!
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Well, tonight's line-up is like. To my delight, most of my favourites are among the final 8 on stage, Ukraine no. 22 and Norway no. 24. We are then no. 19, right after Denmark. Seamus ought to be happy that Ryan gets to conclude the line-up. I think Bonnie Tyler's unlucky to be sandwiched between such "memorable" entries as Romania and Sweden, but then again it might help her lovely ballad to stand out. What do you think of France opening the show? I think Amandine will set things off with a bang, really excited to see her performance after everything you've said about her.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
And to conclude, and you're gonna turn from me when I say this but - I really liked the Swiss song, and can't see why you dislike it so. The chorus is very gripping, and I think it's overall a sweet song that I would've definitely wanted to see instead of Malta or Armenia.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
But I was very impressed with Eyþór's performance, and I think it was daring how dared to be more quiet at the start of the song before rising and giving it his all in the climax. So yeah, I'm happy - we got through with a song in Icelandic! Though not my favourite song, I'm also happy for Finland, she was so sweet tonight and I thought her kiss at the end was an unexpected, heartwarming touch. I think we can all look forward to an exciting evening on Saturday!
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Woohoo! All of us are in! And also all of the Nordics, for the first time since 2009. I'm ecstatic as I'm sure you can imagine. Like you advised, I was ready for everything, and I was thrilled when we got through (and right after Norway too! - speaking of which, Margaret was fantastic tonight). I wasn't that taken with Hungary's performance but I'm glad he got through and maybe can give a stronger performance on Saturday. And now you got to feel how I felt for three straight years (oh, in one of them, you were also drawn last) :P)
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
Did you have to hold your breath and chew your nails for a while? Congrats :)
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
As one ESC fan and friend to another may I wish an evening of great enjoyment. As its your turn to have the anxious wait may I wish best of luck to you and Greece and Im sure we shall be meeting in the final so to speak. Continuing from your comment on Seth's page and my recent response I shall have to admit to being decidedly bland then (I can hear Lewis' laughter) as I muxh prefer SF1 songs to 2. I find it hard to get 7 songs to vote for in this SF. But are here to enjoy :)
Mangoteppe
Mangoteppe - 5 лет назад
Thanks for the greetings, and I must say I'm pretty certain that you'll get through tonight. Even though I'm not that much of a fan of you entry, it's a better one than the previous one! I think we're more than capable to host another ESC, but time will show. I share your enthusiasm of our entry though, and I can't wait to see Margaret on stage tonight - fingers crossed indeed!
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
I continue to find it amusing how different an opinion we have on each semi's strength. Semi 1 was the one I was more nervous about, believe it or not, because most of my favourites were in that and I recognized that some had to not make it (but at least I only lament Croatia and Serbia). But yeah, semi 2 is way tougher to predict. I'm happy that Eyþór is getting such great responses, but I'm gonna do like him and keep my feet on the ground. I will indeed keep my fingers crossed for Norway (that, along with Ukraine, is the song I'm most excited about seeing on stage) as well as San Marino (I really think they deserve to qualify with that wonderful ballad). Can't see why you hate Switzerland myself, nothing about it inspires hate in me, and the chorus is indeed quite catchy, so they could surprise.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Now that the first semi has come and gone, I'm officially ready for the second. I'm happy to report that Eyþór got a great response for his performance in the jury semi. And, which ought to make both of us happy, when Norway's song had been performed, the reaction was set to bring the roof down. Very excited about tomorrow. :)
MrEurocat
MrEurocat - 5 лет назад
I LUV U x
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
While I wait for your reply, let me delve a bit deeper. After everything you said about Ukraine, I was delighted with the performance, and even the biggest man in Ukraine didn't feel as much of a gimmick as I feared. Oh no, the stage just felt like a meadow and it was very tastefully set up. More importantly, Zlata Ognevich sang to perfection. Emmelie de Forrest really charmed me, and I think it's great that they kept to the same style of look they had in the Danish NF. Annouk was so charming, just standing there on that antestage with the audience all around her, singing. I don't think we even saw the stage that much.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Beyond doubt the best produced Swedish contest yet. And overall, I'm on cloud-nine with tonight's results. Denmark and Ukraine, very happy about those. But there were the wtf moments with Belarus (!) and Lithuania (!!) progressing. In what universe were people voting for those? I really lament the far superior ex-Yugoslav offerings from Croatia and especially Serbia. But the real highlight... the NETHERLANDS in the last envelope! That couldn't have been a better climax if a troupe of Hollywood scriptwriters had written it, I'm so happy!
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
An hour to go already. Time sure seems to have flown, right? Well, I think we'll both send positive vibes Ireland's (and Seamus's) way, as well as towards our favourites. I can tell you that countries I really want to see pop up in the envelopes are: Ukraine, Denmark, Croatia, Serbia, Netherlands, Moldova, Ireland and even Belgium (depending on the performance). I left out two because I know that Russia will qualify, and there's always at least one surprise package. Enjoy the show!
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Thanks for that account, my friend. But I remember that you said that about Denmark's rehearsals in 2010 and look what became of that. After all, rehearsals are rehearsals, but I'm honestly a bit curious to see how Ukraine's act could be more extravagant than the video for "Gravity". I found it amusing that in Eyþór first rehearsal, there were cardboard cutouts of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis in the seats (this is what he said) while press and fans watched from screens. I think that's the signs that show when you have slipped under the radar. But yeah, good luck to our favourites tomorrow, and even though our Eurovision family does seem a bit smaller than usual, let's enjoy ourselves, eh?
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
Thank you for your lovely comments, and to reciprocate, may you enjoy the contest as much as ever, and very best wishes to Greece, I think you will easily qualify for Saturday and no doubt do well there. 'Let the Games begin' to use the famous phrase, with an air of friendly rivalry. Ive been trying to locate Lewis, but he seems to be absent, I dont know if you have heard from him. As for Jonathan, I dont know what has become of him, but I do miss his presence at this time. Anyway, shared analysis after the show tomorrow :)
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Also, our Eurovision entrant Eyþór Ingi arrived to perform - I kid you not - "Hard Rock Hallelujah" and "In My Dreams". And you would not believe the voice that guy has on him, it's downright unreal. There will not be a false note from him in Malmö, you can take my word for it. This was indeed his final public appearance before flying to Sweden on Tuesday. All in all, a great evening, and I look forward to the first contest in 4 years that I get to watch with other people.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
I had a fantastic evening to lead me into Eurovision season; a concert in Reykjavík called the History of Eurovision. It's a concert of Eurovision songs performed by Eurovision entrants Euroband and Selma, who now is very much a part of it. They all sung the pants off of many hits, many winners but also more obscure stuff like "Neka mi ne svane". The place went crazy during the Icelandic entry medley, and Selma gave Celine Dion a run for her money with a performance of "Ne partez pas sans moi".
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Aw, good to hear that. I was mainly trying to break the silence. I'm glad that the songs I think highest of this year all seem to well-thought of (unlike last year where I loved Izabo and that sentiment was not universally shared, shall we say), and I agree. Winning contention now is as much about attention as everything, so yes, I'm gonna stick my neck out too and say that the winner will be either Norway, Ukraine, Russia (even though I would not be happy about it) or Denmark.
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
And to the automatic finalists: Sweden and that type of song I dont get. Im glad you like France, I agree with your analysis. Germany is ESC by numbers (seen it all before sort of thing) but will probably do well. I like Spain but I know Im in a minority. The UK could be described as bland, but this is a bland year, and the tune gets inside your head and grows. It will do well. And I dont get why Italy doesnt appeal to you (strange) I think it is easily one of the best songs and will do well. And thanks for the positive comments on Ireland.
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
Again we may reasonably agree on what we would like to see qualify from SF2, my preferences being: S.M. Nor, Hung, Azer, Georg, Ice, Malta, Bulg, Swit & Alb or FYR Mac. thing is apart from the first two I believe there are better songs in SF1
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
To SF2: Norway did start as my fav, but has faded somewhat and I am not over ennamoured by the lyrics. San Marino has been amongst my favs from the start, but again after I heard it on a good sound system it went right to the top in my estimation. I cant become as enthused by Hungary as you, but still one of the better in the SF. Finland & Romania - awful. Iceland just too old-fashioned, could be from any contest in the 70s. The Isreali woman is scary and the song sounds so limited. Macedonia not bad until the woman joins in and ruins it. I think the Greek song is far more interesting that the ESC by numbers of many of your recent entries, but it's not my type of music, but it will qualify easily.
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
Denmark, I believe is trying to be all things to all men, I can see its appeal, but I think that is what might kill it off. Yes it will do very well, but not as sure a bookies favourite as many imagine. My ideal SF 10 qualifiers in order not totally different to yours: Neth, Russia, Cyprus, Croatia, Slovenia, Ireland, Estonia, Austria, Moldova, Denmark.
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
I know the dangers facing Croatia and that it might not appeal to the average televoter, but I think there are enough of the rest of us to give it a good result and it is good quality. Austria had been one of my favs, but when I heard her sing on good surround sound her sing was less than impressive. I know what you say Estonia lacks, but it is still one of the more likeable ones. I share similar thoughts on Moldova
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
Tasos, I have now been able to digest your extensive speculation on ESC 2013. There is much where I agree with and even where we differ on the appeal of songs we may agree on what as likely will become of them in the contest. So some comments on what you've said, but understand that I am ignoring songs (generally) that I dont think much of. Commencing with SF1: Im glad Birds impresses you and that you agree with its haunting ballad appeal, and no doubt Anouk's appeal which, in context of this year's contest, carries the song out of the mere ordinary. I understand your points about Cyprus & Slovenia and the latter is ESC by numbers, but amongst the uptempo songs it most appeals to me. I think that you are right about the Russian song appealing because it is not the usual Russian fare, but she sings the song so well and that adds to its attraction. .
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
I hope you're not offended by what I said about the Greek song. I'm just only a fan of ska in particular circumstances (such as early No Doubt), and yeah, the song doesn't do much for me. Anyway, currently, in Iceland there's a weekly show where they look at all the Eurovision songs, very briefly (about a minute max from every song, sth I find quite unfair on many of them). One watch was enough for me, because I can't stand the on-hand Eurovision "expert", who has dreadful taste in music (he has Russia down for winner and sees nothing in Ukraine - but in his defense he also thinks Denmark are a strong contneder). I hope your internet troubles will soon be over, because as the contest draws near, I expect exchange of opinions. :)
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
The more I hear the Russian song, the less I'm able to stand it. I'm very worried that some people have it down for winner, it's so by-the-numbers you could paint it.
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
exhaustive isnt an understatement. I was agog at the number of posts and then realised that it was basically one per song. There is much in which we would be in agreement. And I shall return to all that over time. You were like someone on speed ploughing through all these entries. I dont know how you did it.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
As you can see, we see eye to eye on many things (Norway, Hungary, San Marino), not at all on others (Ukraine, Greece, which semi is the stronger one). In any case, this is in my ears shaping up to be a much stronger year (and a much more open game!) than last year. I will definitely be looking out for the CD album when it's released.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
How to say this nicely (and you know I try to be as honest as I can)... I just can't stand the Greek song. There, I said it. Maybe it's because it's so Greek that to my foreign ears its charm just doesn't register, but mostly, it's true, that ludicrous chorus ruins the little charm it has for me. Sorry. To stifle the floodgates for some counter-arguments by Lewis, I don't quite agree on your theory of Italy's spotless track record (I don't find their '77 or the overrated '80 efforts anything to shout about), but they do still have perhaps the most consistent catalogue of high quality in the contest's history. Like you, I'll reserve my judgements on "L'essenziale". Spain... I can't even remember a note; after all the talk of an experienced band flying the flag for them, I am quite disappointed. The UK... when will the BBC realize that it's a SONG contest, not just a singer contest?
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
In retrospect, S1 is the far stronger one. It's semi 2 that I find harder to rate, with only a few stand-outs. S2: Latvia almost made me facepalm, it's like they're not even trying anymore. The song kind of ponders along with the singer vaguely trying to make it interesting. One of the weakest openers ever. Which can only be good news for San Marino, which is indeed a fabulous Italian ballad (I had no idea that Ralph Siegel also composed "Crisalide"!). Glad you think highly of our song, and especially that we agree on that adorable Hungarian song. I don't quite hate the Swiss song as much as you do, I just find it terribly forgettable. And as for Romania, didn't they learn anything from Bulgaria in 2009?
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Fascinating account on your perspective of each song so far, and even more so how much we disagree. Perhaps you misunderstood me because I in no way consider myself a fan of the Russian song - in fact, in retrospect I find it safe and dull. Ukraine's is definitely better, a very powerful melody with a fantastic chorus, still my joint-favourite along with Norway. Moldova is one I had neglected to mention, and I disagree with you in that I think it's a quite wonderful ballad that I wouldn't be surprised getting Moldova's best ever result. Slovenia and Cyprus have kind of faded away for me in favour of Serbia. Ireland, sorry, does nothing at all for me - Ukraine definitely will qualify, I can't see Estonia doing so, sadly.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Now for the bad. The worst song this year is Finland's. Terribly generic song that sounds like a Miley Cyrus hit, awful theme and some asinine lyrics ("I'm your slave and you're my master", are they serious?!!). Romania comes close (I don't know about you but I just don't see the appeal of male soprano). But there are no other songs this year that I downright hate. Overall, 2013 is gonna be a good year, but apart from some exceptions (such as Norway), it could definitely be the year of Eastern Europe.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
(Only two more, I promise!) Semi 2 is so weak, I only could find seven songs I was in any way enthused over, first and foremost Norway. San Marino is also a real surprise, and I quite understand why Seamus is taken with it; a grand Italian ballad (nice breakdown) that is far more memorable than the Italian entry, and it's good to see the same performer two years in a row and trying her hands at something more dignifying. I'd keep an eye out for Hungary's sweet little love song (in Hungarian!). As for the qualifiers, in retrospect, Sweden made the right choice by picking "You". Of the rest, only France impresses me at all (I'm envious that you have songs in this reign on your radio in Greece!).
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
As for the rest, most of this year's best songs are in semi 1. My biggest surprise was Ukraine, which I absolutely ADORE -- a gorgeous electronica track on a quite different level from Norway's; "Gravity" is truly mesmerizing! So is, btw, "Birds," which I also find a stunning, gripping ballad. I'm just worried that even that quality might get lost in the mix, because Semi 1 is full of attention-grabbers. Russia's is not a ballad I am taken with (very X-Factor), but they have a memorable chorus. Ex-Yugoslavia is impressing me all-around. Croatia's Klapa s Mora have a wonderful ballad, Slovenia have a great techno song (this truly is the year of dubstep) and (to my surprise) Montenegro pull off an entertaining electro-dance number.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
After listening to all 39 songs in a row, Norway stands out for me as the most gripping song. It only sounds better now than when I first heard it, and I really hope it will win the contest. A gorgeous slice of electropop indeed, sounding almost like a James Bond/Tron hybrid theme song with its steady, thunderous rhythm, and a singer who knows how to pull off a live performance (unlike Norway's last two artists).
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Well, I've listened to all 39 songs. Time for my impression (take note, this is gonna be long). My initial impression on 2013 has vanished. On the contrary, instead of the just-okay majority of 2012, 2013 has some real blacks and whites. And as a Western European, I have to admit that Eastern Europe is particularly strong this year. Most of my faves this year are from Eastern Europe.
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
Very glad to hear from you again, my friend, and you've given me a ton of homework to do. With your little internet connection, you've still listened to all the songs, so what's my excuse? Before I delve in, I have to say that I love how much all-around the Norwegian song - still my favourite - is getting, so you can imagine how glad I feel that you think of it as a potential winner.
ESCsince1968
ESCsince1968 - 5 лет назад
:)
setheurovision94
setheurovision94 - 5 лет назад
I just heard that our entry will be sung in... ICELANDIC! That'll be the first time Icelandic will be heard on a Eurovision stage since 1997. I have to say, I like that choice, because it might help the song keep a certain charm to foreign ears.