Reviews: ‘Big 5’ and Host Country

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

Reviews: Semi Final 2, who will qualify?

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?

Reviews: Semi Final 1, 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?

10 contests to watch before Eurovision 2017

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

Are Norway ready to shoot it out of the park?

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?

Iceland is looking for a Pearl in their 30th year!

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!

A celebration of Swedish song!

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!

Back in the fold: Romania is ready to choose

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

Fado? Oh woah! Portugal returns.

Festival da Cancao   Portugal return to the contest after a one year absence.  In the two years since they were last at the contest they have undergone some changes in the selection process to choose their Eurovision entry.  As was tradition in the fifty-three-year-old contest, the competing songs where all sung in Portuguese.  That was until this year when they amended the rules to … Continue reading Fado? Oh woah! Portugal returns.