Category Archives: hungary
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.
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.