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Eurovision 2013: Five More from the Second Semi-Final

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.

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Eurovision 2012 Is Coming

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.

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Eurovision 2009: Semi-Final 1 – Results

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…

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Eurovision 2009: Scandinavia


Finland – “Lose Control” by Waldo’s People

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