Apr 09 2012
It’s that time of year again! Hmm, now should I write something about every single entry, or just narrow it down to how I’d vote… I’ll narrow it down., makes for a tidier page and means less work for me! \o/
Having listened to all the entries on glorious YouTube (Official Eurovision Channel Playlist) here’s my favourites this year (predictions and misc stuff to follow at the bottom of this post below the wall of videos):
1 point (ok, so I couldn’t narrow it down entirely, so here’s 4 songs on joint 1 point from me!):
Switzerland – If only because it’s seemingly been spammed everywhere the past month.
Belarus – Ok so it’s obviously awful, but it’s still reasonable! And kudos to whatever those outfits are!
Moldova – Upbeat, happy!
Serbia – Reminds me of something that wouldn’t be out of place in Final Fantasy X, nice orchestra work.
Latvia – Vaguely good song, video is naff though.
Spain – Powerful and well sung.
Norway – Upbeat, would be much better without the misc dubstep buzzing, but still, worthy of 4 points from me!
Can’t deny it’s well sung.
Romania – Happy, upbeat, joy, and that combination of instruments makes me smile.
Malta – Feels like a kinda retro Eurovision song. Malta deserve to do well one year!
Sweden – This seems to be the favourite to win. It’s a rather good dance track, but potentially forgettable, 8 points, not 12 from me.
Ireland – Ahh come on, you’ve gotta admit it makes you smile right? (If not then you sir are a miser.)
Cyprus – This almost contains all my requirements for a perfect song; synth, la la la’s… just needed a key change and it would have been perfect! (somehow I think she probably can’t sing it well live though )
As for who I think will win, I reckon it’s probably gotta be Sweden (unless those Russian grannies with that horrid song win, in which case SHAME ON YOU EUROPE!! >_> …but it’s more likely than I’d like to think). UK should have a top 5 finish with Humperdink though, probably won’t win.
Before I finish, I’ve gotta mention a couple of songs that didn’t make it past their national selections. This should have won the Swedish selection lol, the guy is hilarious:
Likewise these Latvian guys were also funny, if only for the trollface medallion (first appears at 2:13) and their taking the piss out of everything and using bits of previous Eurovision songs/lyrics of anything/everything.