Category Archives: georgia
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.
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.