2017 may, for many, not be a vintage year for Eurovision. The contest itself was plagued by it’s many struggles to put on the show in Ukraine. The national broadcaster’s reluctant attitude to provide fans with the answer to which city will host the contest, their employees walking out on the job in early 2017 and the disruption caused by Russia’s non participation.
It is now time to turn my attention to the ‘Big 5’ and host country entries. I will review each song along with how I think they will do on May 13th. France Alma- “Requiem” France are continuing to make ground in Eurovision again after last year’s top 10 finish in Stockholm. Alma brings with her a very Parisien styloe song, with elements of classic … Continue reading Reviews: ‘Big 5’ and Host Country
Welcome back to my Eurovision reviews. This time I will look at the 18 entries in the second semi-final and predict which songs will make the Grand Final. Austria Nathan Trent- “Running on Air” A previous X Factor contestant, albeit a piece of history the artist would rather not remember, Nathan Trent was internally selected by ORF as the Austrian representative for 2017. After … Continue reading Reviews: Semi Final 2, who will qualify?
This is the first of 3 articles reviewing both Semi Finals, the “Big 5” and Host country entries. I have scored each of the songs as a personal indicator and given my prediction as to whether I think they will qualify. My predictions will not always correspond with my score, but rather how successful I think they will be in the contest. DQ- Definite Qualifier BQ- Borderline Qualifier … Continue reading Reviews: Semi Final 1, who will qualify?
Kiev 2017 will see me travel to my first ever live Eurovision final, excitement is building as it is now less than 4 weeks until this year’s competition. I had been thinking of watching some of my most favourite contests, and then thought ‘why don’t I share them with everyone else!’ Therefore, the following 10 contests are what I think Eurovision is all about and … Continue reading 10 contests to watch before Eurovision 2017
Melodi Grand Prix 2017 After last year’s disappointing non-qualification Norway are back to hopefully restore some order to Norwegian participation at Eurovision. A country that has reached the highest heights and the lowest depths are hoping they can hike to the top again in 2017. Let’s see if that is possible. Ulrikke- “Places” This has a very Zara Larsson vibe to it, which instantly gives … Continue reading Are Norway ready to shoot it out of the park?
Eurovizijos 2017 Lithuania have been continuing to increase their success in the contest after two consecutive qualifications and a top 10 finish last year. After the longest national final of the season, will they continue that trend and find a song that can crack the top 5 or even win? Let’s find out. Paula- “Let U Go” The Lithuanian Ariana Grande. Paula looks and … Continue reading At last, Lithuania
Songvakeppnin 2017 Iceland have had varied degrees of success in Eurovision, from being a Runner up to finish near the bottom of a Semi Final. This year sees Iceland’s 30th participation and still the only Northern European country never to win the contest. Will this be an anniversary year to remember for the Island Nation? Let’s find out. Aron Hannes Emilsson- “Tonight” This … Continue reading Iceland is looking for a Pearl in their 30th year!
Melodifestivalen 2017 This Saturday sees the last weekend of the National Final season and four countries have selection shows coming to an end. One of those selections is arguably the most popular of all, Melodifestivalen. Sweden’s national final brings in big names not only Swedish but further afield in a chance to represent the country on the Eurovision stage. We have seen some big names … Continue reading A celebration of Swedish song!
Selecția Națională 2017 After the drama of last year in which Romania were disqualified after choosing their entry has ow been put behind us all. On Sunday 5th one act hopes the will fly the flag of Romania in Kyiv and bring back the trophy for the first time. Let us see if we have a potential winner of Eurovision here. Ana-Maria Mirica- “Spune-mi tu” … Continue reading Back in the fold: Romania is ready to choose