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Eurovision 2013 – Five from the First Semi-Final

Austria – “Shine!” by Natália Kelly


“Shine!” has a slow build, but it’s got more energy than the usual Eurovision entry. I like this one, and in a year with so many beautiful and sexy women competing, Natália Kelly is no slouch.

Belarus – “Solayoh” by Alyona Lanskaya


Go, Belarus, pretty girls, drums, and dancing is what Eurovision is all about. Another strong entry – what did I say about this being a good year?

Belgium – “Love Kills” by Roberto


Not a happy song, but the music is upbeat, and he’s cute.

Croatia – “Mižerja” by Klapa s Mora

Sort of a man band as opposed to a boy band. Zzzzz…

Cyprus – “An Me Thimase” by Despina Olympiou


I was surprised to see Cyprus competing this year, considering that nation’s financial problems. Most likely, if they win, they would not be able to host the following year. Although, it’s just another Eurovision ballad with little to differentiate it from the rest – I don’t think they have to worry about winning…

You can see all the Eurovision entries for 2013 here.

The Last Five Entries to the First Eurovision Semi-Final 2012

Russia: “Party for Everybody” by Buranovskiye Babushki

Hungary: “Sound of Our Hearts” by Compact Disco

Austria: “Woki Mit Deim Popo” by Trackshittaz

Moldova: “Lautar” by Pasha Parfeny

Ireland: “Waterline” by Jedward

Poor Ireland. Why they are not always a part of the Final is beyond me. They always try so hard, and they are the only country to win twice with the same performer. Unfortunately, they went with Jedward again this year. Sigh. Better luck next year, I guess.

I have to admit, Austria is kinda catchy though. We’ll see. The First Semi-Finals take place on May 22nd, in Baku, Azerbaijan.