Category Archives: croatia
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.
Ukraine: “Be My Guest” by Gaitana
I’m digging the 1990s power dance diva thing, but how did she get the X-Men as background dancers?
Bulgaria: “Love Unlimited” by Sofi Marinova
More disco, but a decent little dance tune. I like the music video portion, but the stage show is boring. I have to wonder what the real performance will look like.
Slovenia: “Verjamem” by Eva Boto
Another power ballad reminiscent of Serbia’s entry in 2007, boring, but it could win.
Croatia: “Nebo” by Nana Badric
Like Bulgaria, great video, but what will it look like on stage?
Sweden: “Euphoria” by Loreen
Slow build, powerful voice, but turns frequently into house music. Could be a contender.
Georgia: “I’m a Joker” by Anri Jokhadze
Guilty pleasure here, it is sooo Eurovision. Where else in the world could you rhyme ‘joker’ with ‘rocker’ and do your worst Taco imitation at the same time? I love it.
The Second Semi-Final takes place on May 24th in Baku.