Melodifestivalen 2018 – REVIEWS AND PREDICTIONS

Ah, finally, it’s time to review all of the songs that made it to the Melodifestivalen final. As most Eurovision fans are aware, Sweden are an absolute powerhouse in this competition, but I don’t think I’m the only one who’s finding this a very weak year. Anyway, onto the songs!

Méndez – Everyday:
I should absolutely hate this. I should despise it, because I usually hate Spanish pop, but I think I like it. Though the song is very similar to a mashup of Despacito (urgh) and Faded by Alan Walker, the music is well produced, modern and enjoyable. My only concern is Mendez, having heard his live performances I can tell you he’s not the best of performers. He rarely hits his own notes, has a tendency to forget his own words, and generally looks depressed and miserable onstage, so if he’s improved on this, it could make or break the performance.
Prediction: 5th

Renaida – All The Feels:
I think this was the first entry in Melfest I listened to, when the snippets were released. It left a good impression anyway. Renaida, originally from Tanzania, has the voice that reminds you of exactly that, pouring soul into the song. The whole ‘All The Feels’ theme is not what I expected it to be, less ‘Feels’ by Calvin Harris and more sexual adventure. From the vibraphone touches and the bass drop, this song is a good shot, but second in the running order will kill this.
Prediction: 8th

Martin Almgren – A Bitter Lullaby
This is different, but I love it. Martin is a charismatic and likeable performer, and brings character to this performance. A lovely little folk pop song enhanced brilliantly by Martin’s powerful deep voice, this is a very well done attempt, and at first I dismissed this and thought it’d be confined to Andra Chansen at best, but after a few listens I was delighted it went Direkt Til Final. With a good live performance, this could pull off a key sweep with the juries.
Prediction: 4th

John Lundvik – My Turn
Well apparently, John Legend has moved to Sweden and made a few changes to his surname. Honestly, this is a sweet little song, but it was John’s live performance and vocals that saved the song in the semi final. The song in itself is nothing too special, and brings nothing special to the table, other than being another male ballad. I would have much rathered if Sigrid qualified from this semi with her more upbeat number than this.
Prediction: 10th

Jessica Andersson – Party Voice
You go girl! Jessica Andersson is a Melfest veteran, and even at the age of 44 she’s as good as ever, with this party anthem. Party Voice is brilliantly arranged and catchy, reminding you of the kind of chart topper you’d get back in 2010 – usually this isn’t a good thing, but this is pretty good. My main concern is Jessica’s onstage outfit – I mean come on, surely you can pull off something more dangerous than a Spandex suit from head to toe.
Prediction: 6th

LIAMOO – Last Breath
The ante-post favourite before the songs were released, I’m not sold on this. The song itself seems more kids motivational music than an actual Melfest song. I don’t find his rapping in any way enjoyable, and even his singing parts are nothing too special. And the lyrics are rather cringe worthy, with a non fitting chorus to top it off. Altogether, this would be one of the biggest disappointments of Melodifestivalen for me.
Prediction: 9th

Samir and Viktor – Shuffla
After Groupie and Bada Nakna, my initial reaction to Samir and Viktor returning to Melfest was, ‘Oh, not these two again!’, but with this song they’ve changed my mind. This is a good song you can dance to, it’s incredibly catchy and very well produced. It does the chorus superbly, all the way up to the chorus, and then the cherry on top of this song is the sax solo. Samir and Viktor are very engaging performers, though they have a tendency to miss notes, and they’ll bring this performance to life in the final. I’d love to see this do well, but the juries will likely kill it.
Prediction: 2nd

Mariette – For You
Sadly, Samir and Viktor seem to be stuck in the middle of a disappointment sandwich. I was expecting something purer and less risky, like A Million Years, but Mariette underwhelmed me slightly with this. But altogether, it ain’t half bad. The block synthesisers in the background are rather enjoyable, and the vocal effects in the chorus are a great touch. Altogether, I was slightly underwhelmed. But it’s not bad I guess.
Prediction: 7th

Felix Sandman – Every Single Day
And onto the shock of the year. I expected a catchy pop number a la Gotta Thing About You, but I got better. I absolutely love this. Felix, with a voice like Zayn Malik, pours emotion into this broken hearted ballad. The instrumental in this is gentle and sweet, but sends shivers down my spine, and by the time the instrumental before the final chorus kicks in, I’m holding back tears. If Sweden picked this, I’d be a very happy man, and the juries could be what saves this, if Felix has recovered from his cold.
Prediction: 1st

Margaret – In My Cabana
Ew. No thanks, no thanks. This song is not what I expected. I was expecting another latch onto Spanish pop – but clearly Poland doesn’t do pop well. Uhhh. It’s awfully disappointing at the first chorus, when we’re expecting a climax or a bass drop or something, all you get is the words ‘Oh boy, oh boy.’ Margaret offering to dance with you in her cabana may be a tempting offer for some, but I’m gonna pass on it.
Prediction: 11th

Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off
The penultimate song (and the last serious entry, you could say,) has been given a fantastic place in the running order, and is in the frame to win. Seamlessly produced and catchy, it does the Swedish pop vibe brilliantly. The bassline and Benjamin’s falsetto vocals remind you of a Charlie Puth song. He utilises LEDs quite a lot in his performance, but in Lisbon I doubt he’d be able to replicate this, little do the Swedes know. Anyway, a good song.
Prediction: 3rd

Rolandz – Fuldans
Sweden, why? You could’ve given someone serious the last spot in the running order, and you gave the ROLANDZ the spot! Jesus. Rolandz bring a bit of fun to the competition with this absolute mad entry, but musically and in general, this is a joke entry and nothing more, and I’m expecting it to do an Owe Thornqvist, and be ruined by the juries but not flop completely in the televote.
Prediction: 12th

PREDICTIONS (partially what I want to happen, partially what I think will happen)
1. Felix Sandman – Every Single Day
2. Samir and Viktor – Shuffla
3. Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off
4. Martin Almgren – A Bitter Lullaby
5. Mendez – Everyday
6. Jessica Andersson – Party Voice
7. Mariette – For You
8. Renaida – All The Feels
9. LIAMOO – Last Breath
10. John Lundvik – My Turn
11. Margaret – In My Cabana
12. Rolandz – Fuldans

Anyway, I think this’ll be my last of the National Final song reviews for quite a while, so thanks to all you guys for all the support on my reviews. It really means a lot, and to get 600 visitors on your blog in the first month is a great achievement for me. You guys rock!

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EMA 2018 – REVIEWS AND PREDICTIONS

And for my fourth post in four days, I’ll review one of my personal least favourite selections, EMA of Slovenia. This year, all the songs had to be sung in Slovenian in the semi, so I’ll be listening to all of them in their native language, which stops me from awarding them any points based on using their native language. Anyway, onwards!

Lea Sirk – Hvala ne
A funky entry this, I know from my basic Slavic vocabulary that ‘hvala ne’ means no thanks. And this, though produced seamlessly, misses a lot in the instrumental, and at times completely loses all instrumentals and drums, but for the most part doesn’t have them. But Lea is a very charismatic performer and the staging is engaging, so this could spring a surprise or two. (Another thing I noticed is that this song is saddled with first in the running order, after performing last in the semi. This has also happened in Eurovision the past 2 years. Coinkydink? Think not.)
Prediction: 4th

Indigo – Vesna
Ah, the most forgotten colour of the rainbow has decided to send a song to EMA this year? This is a strange little entry with its crystal synths and rock guitars. I like the feel of this, it’s got a kind of synth-pop sound to it, and in English it would be radio friendly enough. Mid table contender, nonetheless.
Prediction: 5th

Ina Shai – V Nebo
What does the single letter V before a word mean? I need to brush up on my Balkan vocabulary. But anyway onto the actual entry, this is a nice one. Ina sings with passion and emotion, but the buildup is a little bit slow and it takes nearly a minute and a half for the song to really kick on, and even then it presents nothing new as a passionate ballad sung by a woman.
Prediction: 6th

BQL – Ptica
Last year’s robbed group, Bichael (yes I pronounce it like that) have returned to EMA, with glow up guitars to boot. This is one of the favourites, but I honestly don’t find it enjoyable at all. There’s nothing particularly great about it at all, and the fact that they have the glow up guitars on stage takes away more from the act than it gives to it. Nevertheless, the televoters will save this, I’m sure.
Prediction: 2nd

Marina Martensson – Blizu
This Tamara lookalike (in hair only) with a very un-Slovenian name has come to EMA with a midtempo piano based ballad. This is a bit boring to be fair. There’s nothing about this that actually stands out, they bring nothing to the table that would do well at Eurovision. A contender for last place honestly.
Prediction: 8th

Lara Kadis – Zdaj sem tu
An ethnically fused, clicking pop ballad, this is rather enjoyable to listen to. Bringing traditional instruments like the violin at the start in, and blending them in with the nearly industrial percussion is a supremely smooth combination. By the time we get to the end, she’s belting it out, and it sounds fantastic. She sings very well live, which is a cherry on top of this great entry. Even the key change at the end doesn’t change my mind. My one concern is the costume, it doesn’t suit at all. But this is one of my favourites.
Prediction: 1st

Proper – Ukraden Cvet
As this starts, I prefer myself for yet another piano ballad. But thankfully it’s not just that. It’s a reasonably well put together ethnic rock ballad. There’s a lot of ethnically fused stuff in Slovenia isn’t there? Well anyway, this progresses a bit slowly, and doesn’t really draw me in, but the lead singer’s vocals make up for this. This would go nowhere at Eurovision, but I like it.
Prediction: 7th

Nuska Drascek – Ne zapusti me zdaj
And onto our final entry. This starts off rather promising, with some dirty piano minors in there. And as it goes on, the beat gets louder and more instruments are added, and by the time we get to the chorus it’s a toe tapping clapping beat. The key change skips a key and bothers me a lot, but this is a funky little entry, and with its running order it’d be no surprise to me for it to finish near enough the top.
Prediction: 3rd

PREDICTIONS:
1. Lara Kadis – Zdaj sem tu
2. BQL – Ptica
3. Nuska Drascek – Ne zapusti me zdaj
4. Lea Sirk – Hvala ne
5. Indigo – Vesna
6. Ina Shai – V Nebo
7. Proper – Ukraden Cvet
8. Marina Martensson – Blizu

In conclusion, I’d like to see Lara Kadis take the Slovenian ticket for Lisbon. But what do you think, my dear reader? Who do YOU think should be sent? Let me know in the comments!

Vidbir 2018 – REVIEWS AND PREDICTIONS

Third post in three days, I’m getting good at this! Anyway hello everyone and welcome to yet another set of reviews and predictions for the 2018 Vidbir final. Now, in the past, Ukraine have produced some excellent Eurovision songs, and in years like 2013 and 2014, they sent brilliantly produced pop entries, but it was with a completely different style that they sent in 2016 and pulled off one of the biggest Eurovision shocks since Ell and Nikki, with Jamala’s passion fuelled ballad of her ancestors having been oppressed by the Russians. Anyway, having seen some excellent reviews of some of the Ukrainian songs, I looked forward to doing this review a lot. Plus, there’s only 6 songs, which makes it quicker for me!

Kadnay – Beat Of The Universe
We start this song with the sound of what sounds like a car skidding down a road. And though the drums in the song are an excellent addition, this feels a bit empty. It throws in a lot of parts from a lot of different genres at different times, but maintains a feeling of a remixed James Bond theme song, with the funky drums and the excellent orchestral bursts in the chorus. This is pretty good, and would probably be my winner in a selection like the Moldovan one, but in this field it doesn’t seem as strong.
Prediction: 3rd

Tayanna – Lelya
And then, one of the most hyped entries of the entire contest, and of the national final season in general. Having already racked up an impressive 860k views on YouTube, a lot of hype is building about this. This song starts off with a toe tapping beat, complete with metallic instrumentals to ‘keep it real’. The chorus keeps this up and the beat keeps on kicking, the buildup and descent from the chorus are brilliantly done too. I can see this clearly isn’t just hyped because of her fame, and deserves to do well on its own merits. Props to her for singing in Ukrainian, but the key change at the end is a bit bothersome. Other than that, a great entry.
Prediction: 1st

The Erised – Heroes
Fun fact: Erised backwards is Desire. And this rock song, taking the name of the 2015 winner of the contest, starts with a marching beat, complete with marching drums. I’d prefer if the chorus was a little bit less minimal, with the synths coming in at at the start instead of regularly. Not a bad shot, this.
Prediction: 5th

Laud – Waiting
A more mainstream entry than the rest of the entries in this contest. It goes on like any other pop song, and I can’t point anything special out about this honestly. Rather average honestly. Though I like the electric guitars in the background.
Prediction: 6th

Vilna – Forest Song
Another song which I’d heard a lot of hype about, this has a really atmospheric feel to it. It reminds me quite a bit of a better produced Kulm from the Eesti Laul final, and that’s not just because of the ‘hella-hella-hella-hay’ in the song. I can’t say I’m that much of a fan of the style of the song, but for the style, it deserves its plaudits.
Prediction: 4th

Mélovin – Under The Ladder
After last year’s entry, which deserved to win this NF honestly, I had high hopes for Mélovin and with this pop rock entry, bordering into synth pop at times I wasn’t disappointed. This could be a real crowd pleaser, and with a good performance could do fantastic, which I’m sure Melovin will provide as he is a fantastic performer. I especially like the beat, it’s got a lovely feel to it. It’s this or Tayanna for Lisbon!
Prediction: 2nd

PREDICTION:
Well, it was tough to decide the winner between Mélovin and Tayanna. But though I prefer Mélovin’s song, I don’t think Ukraine will, so I’ve gone for Tayanna.
1. Tayanna – Lelya
2. Mélovin – Under The Ladder
3. Kadnay – Beat Of The Universe
4. Vilna – Forest Song
5. The Erised – Heroes
6. Laud – Waiting

Anyway, that’s another set of reviews done. There are 2 shows on Saturday I haven’t reviewed yet, and 2 on Sunday, so I’ll do my best to fit whatever I can in. Most likely, you can expect reviews from EMA or O Melodie Pentru Europa next.

Unser Lied fur Lissabon – REVIEWS AND PREDICTIONS

2 posts in two days? Wow, I’m becoming prolific. Anyway, the other night, the German candidate songs for Unser Lied fur Lissabon were released, albeit on iTunes New Zealand. However, I managed to source YouTube and Vimeo versions of the songs, bar one, so I could review them. I had heard they would be good and save Germany from a 4th consecutive bottom 2 placement, so I had high hopes going into this.

Ivy Quainoo – House On Fire
This starts off with crystal synths and piano, and Ivy’s vocals, smooth yet so dark, suit the song fantastically. Then the drums kick in, and the song is emphasised even further, and the song gets better. Honestly, this is already better than any of the past Unser Song entries of the past 2 years, and I’m delighted. This has fantastic possibility for staging and if performed well could do great.
Prediction: 1st

Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone
With a great head of ginger hair, Michael doesn’t look like his voice, which reminds me a lot of a more soulful Charlie Puth, and Michael has a lovely little ballad to sing along with. He sings the song with emotion and that shines through in this well orchestrated song. If I was this guy’s mom, who this song seems to be dedicated to, I’d be very proud.
Prediction: 2nd

Nadia Todua – My Own Way
Nadia cuts into this song with her sharp and nearly nasal voice, which she cuts the words up with. The instrumental is pretty nice, but I don’t like the lyrics so much. I feel like the ‘I’m done with life, I’m going into music’ has already been done to death, and Tom Dice did this better.
Prediction: 3rd

Ryk – You And I
This was the song I struggled to find the most, as it took a very long time to source a YouTube video, but eventually I got it. A soft little ballad, but it’s a bit minimalistic for my taste. The vocals play the biggest part in making the song enjoyable, rather than the restless and repeatedly changing melody. Not really sold on this.
Prediction: 5th

Voxxclub – I Mog Di So
Over time I’ve come to find, in every national final there’s the token national language entry and the novelty entry. This does both. I’m not sure what language this is, probably some sort of regional dialect, and fairs to them for singing in it, but the song itself, though upbeat and funky, is a bit meh honestly. This would do a Pollaponk if it was picked.
Prediction: 6th

Xavier Darcy – Jonah
I couldn’t find an entire clip for this song. But the clip I did hear was grating country music, with Xavier shouting the lyrics nearly. Country music, as regular readers know, has never been my cup of tea, but I must say he has a fantastic voice.
Prediction: 4th

PREDICTION:
1. Ivy Quainoo – House On Fire
2. Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone
3. Nadia Todua – My Own Way
4. Xavier Darcy – Jonah
5. Ryk – You And I
6. Voxxclub – I Mog Di So

In conclusion, I think Ivy Quainoo would be the best choice to represent Germany, and could definitely save them from another year of disappointment.

But what do you think, friendly reader? Who should be picked? Let me know in the comments. In the meanwhile, you can all take your guesses as to which final I’ll review next!

A Dal 2018 – Reviews and Prediction (Well, sort of)

And after a brief period of inactivity, the blog is back with another review. It’s coming up to Super Saturday soon, when there will be 5 national finals finishing on one night, and we’ll get 5 new songs. So I said I’d jump right in and review the A Dal finalists, as one of our readers requested. Hungary in general is a favourite of mine in Eurovision, and apart from a few minor disappointments (hi 2013) they usually stick around my top 15, so I was looking forward to reviewing these.

AWS – Viszlat Nyar
This starts off with a screaming guitar line, which sounds almost exaggerated, and then takes us into a brief halt, before they bring in more guitars and a man screaming very loud. I will never understand how the Hungarians love their heavy metal this much, I don’t find this at all enjoyable. But then again, metal just isn’t my genre.

Gergely Danielfy – Azt mondtad
A folk song? I don’t know. The guitar is a nice touch, and Gergely has a voice quite like Chris Martin from Coldplay at times, whose voice I love. But this song doesn’t really go anywhere. It just gets a bit louder in the middle, and fluctuates between quiet and loud during this. It’s okay, I guess.

Biga – Good Vibez
I go into this expecting a slice of tropical pop, but I get another guitar pop song. Not bad honestly, the strums on the electric strings are a bonus. It’s nice and funky, but I can’t see it winning. Hopefully it doesn’t flop though.

Leander Kills – Nem Zsol Harang
Will this be another heavy metal song a la Viszlat Nyar, I wonder as I click this? Fun fact: it is! But it starts off gentle and then without warning kicks back into heavy metal. It does it a bit less screechy and loud than Viszlat Nyar but this song is less nem szol harang and more haranguing my ears.

Tamas Horvath – Meggyfa
I was trying to find this for a good five minutes before I discovered it was actually named ‘sour cherry tree’. In the video he carries an electric guitar, so I brace myself for a blast of heavy metal. But what I get is a nice little bouncy funk song. This Freddie lookalike is bringing some lovely sounding music here, with jaw harps and all. It reminds me of Ramallah Tel Aviv by Balkan Beat Box, which I love.

Viktor Kiraly – Budapest Girl
This feels like a typical ‘foreigner visits country, falls in love with place and girl, cries about it’ song, you’d think it was a singer from London instead of an actual Hungarian girl. I don’t like this a lot, it seems a bit cliched honestly. And the lyrics are pure cringe.

Yesyes – I Let You Run Away
I think we have our winner. Having heard the first draft of this song, with MC Fantom, I wasn’t sure what else to expect from this. But I can tell you I was delighted, it starts off symphonic with the violins, before it builds into the chorus which becomes a bass drop but they’ve changed the instrumental a good bit to incorporate an accordion. A bit disappointing, as I loved the old instrumental, but thankfully they return in the last chorus. Nevertheless, the song itself is absolutely superb. This should win in my eyes.

Zsolt Süle – Zöld a május
And then our last song. Another acoustic guitar. What is it with Hungary and either having heavy metal or a man with an acoustic guitar? Only Yesyes seems to break this trend. But this has some strange melodies to it. I enjoy it, but it’s not brilliant.

CONCLUSION:
I’m not gonna try predict the top 8, as it’s simply too difficult, but I’ll predict the winner, I think Yesyes with I Let You Run Away will win the Hungarian ticket to Lisbon, and hopefully I’ll be proved right.

Danish Melodi Grand Prix 2018 – REVIEWS AND PREDICTIONS

Welcome once again to another post. This is a rather late blog, since the final starts in a few hours, but today I shall be reviewing the Danish efforts in DMGP 2018. Now, I found that the Danish selection was very strong before, up til about 2015, when things started going downhill. However, I’m hoping the 2018 entries will change my mind. Anyway, let’s get on with the reviews.

Ditte Marie – Riot
Having taken a break for 6 years, after sending Overflow in DMGP 2012 (deserved better), Ditte has returned with a very well produced pop entry. And glory glory, I think we have our winner already! It starts off minimalistic, but unlike Starlight, it breaks into a pumping chorus, which takes the song even higher. I adore this, honestly. Denmark, you may have cocked up on the running order, but fix your mistakes and pick this!
Prediction: 1st

Anna Ritsmar – Starlight
This is giving me serious Alan Walker vibes, without any of the hard drops. This is rather well produced, and Anna’s vocals are smooth. I like this. The main issue is that this doesn’t break into anything particularly heavy, and even the tropical pop chorus seems small and inoffensive. But I can’t say I dislike it. But why is Denmark pitching their best entries in so early in the running order!
Prediction: 3rd

Rasmussen – Higher Ground
This is the favourite apparently. I don’t see why at all, I really don’t enjoy this at all. It sounds so much more like a battle scene song than a Eurovision entry, and I could see this getting dropped in the semi. Denmark, what do you see in this? The keychange at the end doesn’t help this either. Overrated, to be honest.
Prediction: 5th

Sannie – Boys on Girls
I disliked Saturday Night whenever I heard it. (Very unpopular opinion, don’t flay me.) But I was hoping for a funky kinda pop entry from Sannie this time. But what did I get? A terribly outdated attempt. The ‘boys on girls, girls on boys, etc etc’ chorus is dreadful. This song just makes me cringe the whole way throughout. DENMARK, DO NOT. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS.
Prediction: 8th

Sandra – Angels to my Battlefield
Before the songs were released this was the favourite, but it’s absolutely rocketed in the odds since. What does ‘send your angels to my battlefield’ mean? I don’t know. The song in itself seems average and boring honestly. Nothing much to remark on at all. NEXT.
Prediction: 9th

Lasse Meling – Unfound
This is a big guilty pleasure for me. I know it’s a literal carbon copy of your average Shawn Mendes song, but I love it. The funky guitar lines add so much to this. The buildup is perfect, and the chorus is the perfect intensity for this song. Altogether I must say this is one of the better entries in this selection. I’d say a lot of people will dislike this, but I’m not one of them. I’d love to see this get top 3.
Prediction: 2nd

CARLSEN – Standing Up For Love
I remember when this song won DMGP in 2016, why is it back already? Why are there so many O’G3NEalikes popping up nowadays? The lyrics are bleh and the instrumental is nothing special. It plods along with cliches and then – KEY CHANGE! Is this the soundtrack to hell? I really feel like CARLSEN owe S Club 7 a lot of royalties for the amount of inspiration they took from it. Or for soullessly ripping it off. Whichever, take your pick.
Prediction: 10th

KARUI – Signals
I’m really confused by 15 seconds in. A lot of randomly placed sound effects and a spam bass line with some piano bumps in there. This seems to be the Intoxicating Caramel of this selection, except only slightly better produced, and it’s the instrumental that confuses me in this. I don’t really like it.
Prediction: 7th

Rikke Ganer-Tolsøe – Holder fast i ingenting
The token Danish language entry. I love that word, ‘ingenting’. It rolls off the tongue so easily. Anyway, onto the song. I’m not sure what genre of pop this, is but I like it. The blaring synths in this add a lot, with a strangely dark feel not changed even by the higher plucks. No winner by any shot, but a decent entry in all honesty.
Prediction: 4th

Albin Fredy – Music for the Road
Ahh, the token country music entry. Begins with the typical ‘rolling stone’ cliche, and though the instrumental is bearable, this is a bit of a cliche. This is really unauthentic country music, and the lyrics have been done over and over. It seems nearly a mockery when the pop chorus comes in and pumps. If you’re gonna do country pop, do it well. It must also be mentioned that the chorus is a carbon copy of Alvaro Soler’s smash hit Sofia.
Prediction: 6th

PREDICTION:
1. Ditte Marie – Riot
2. Lasse Meling – Unfound
3. Anna Ritsmar – Starlight
4. Rikke Ganer-Tolsøe – Holder fast i ingenting
5. Rasmussen – Higher Ground
6. Albin Fredy – Music For The Road
7. KARUI – Signals
8. Sannie – Boys on Girls
9. Sandra – Angels to my Battlefield
10. Carlsen – Standing up for Love

To conclude, this is a very very bleh selection, but there is some gems hidden beneath the trash. And the best of them is the show starter, Riot by Ditte Marie. I’m not predicting that Eurovision will be going to Denmark any time soon though.

I was going to do the Sanremo reviews, but since there’s no elimination it’d take a helluva lot of work. And I’m tired. So expect another post sometime soon, the big Saturday is coming up soon, when there’s at least 10 NFs on!