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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.
Yes, it’s that time of year again, time for the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Today, I’m giving you a peek at the first four entries from the first semi-final on May 22, 2012.
Competing for Montenegro: “Euro Neuro” by Rambo Amadeus
For Iceland: “Never Forget” by Greta Salome & Jonsi
Greece: “Aphrodisiac” by Eleftheria Eleftheriou
And Latvia: “Beautiful Song” by Anmany
Greece is always a fierce competitor in Eurovision, and it looks like this year is no exception. Latvia’s song is growing on me, mostly because it’s about Eurovision. There are many more to come. We’ll see what happens.
The voting is over and the results are in. While waiting we got to see a mad Russian stage extravaganza featuring a military band and a bad lipsync performance from T.A.T.U. – well, I suppose it could have been worse.
Here are the results:
Turkey, Sweden, Israel, Portugal, Malta, Finland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Romania, Armenia and Iceland.
I got a few right…