Category Archives: fyr macedonia
FYR Macedonia – “Pred Da Se Razdeni” by Esma & Lozano
Translated, it’s a song of hope (“If I Could Change the World”) and those kinds of things always do well in Eurovision. Plus it’s got a beat you can dance to, and seriously this one grows on me each time I hear it.
Georgia – “Waterfall” by Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani
I usually like Georgia’s entries, but this slow motion love ballad barely kept my attention for three minutes. Zzzzzzzz…
Greece – “Alcohol Is Free” by Koza Mostra, featuring Agathon Iakovidis
Greece usually hits the contest with an upbeat dance club number, but this year they went with something a bit different. What at first seems like a very traditional old country song turns fun and madcap very quickly. The title is “Alcohol Is Free,” you get the picture. I like this one a lot. It won’t win, but I hope it gets to the finals.
Hungary – “Kedvesem (Zoohacker Remix)” by ByeAlex
More catchy pop fun that grows on me with each listen, slowly becoming a favorite, but again, I don’t think it will win.
Iceland – “Eg A Lif” by Eythor Ingi
Yet another European lesson in just because you look metal, it doesn’t mean you are metal.
The second Semi-Final will take place on the 16th of May.
Serbia: “Nije Ljubav Stvar” by Željko Joksimović
F.Y.R. Macedonia: “Crno I Belo” by Kaliopi
The Netherlands: “You and Me” by Joan Franka
I’m really not sure what American Indian feather headdress symbolizes in The Netherlands, but Joan Franka is certainly a frontrunner in my mind.
Malta: “This Is the Night” by Kurt Calleja
This kinda reminds me of bad 1990s disco, and I kept expecting to get Rick-rolled. It’s catchy though, and very Eurovision.
Belarus: “We Are the Heroes” by Litesound
Ditto. Pretty too, just not sure about the Power Rangers costumes.
Portugal: “Vida Minha” by Filipa Sousa
The Second Semi-Final takes place on May 24th in Baku.