In my last post I started writing about my opinion about the songs and was side tracked by my purse gone missing. As I will have time on my flight I will continue my review now.
I will bore you by giving you my opinion on each and every single entry by running order.
Sweden. Robin was not my first choice during the national selection, however, I really like the song. Perfect to start of the ESC 2017. It is a good song to dance to and even if his freaking beautiful sign means asshole in some countries I think he will be top 5. I mean we CANNOT have Sweden win AGAIN!!
Georgia. Keep the faith is an okay song. I do not fast forward when it comes on but I don't see it qualifying.
Australia. I still don't understand why they are still taking part but as they are, the song is cute and I like it but I would not vote for it. I believe the bookies have it in top10.
Albania. World or originally bote is also good and her sound great but I would not have it qualify necessarily though.
Belgium. The last few years Belgium has always provided really good songs and maybe it is time for them to win. Now, I love the studio version of this song. Blanche's voice is awesome. Unfortunately, during the rehearsals she has shown to be nervous and this could ruin her top10 position in the final. Hope she gets it under control. The live show can be very nerve-wrecking. I was just a volunteer and I cried when Ireland qualified in 2011.
Montenegro: don't laugh but I like the song and his braided hair is too funny. The lyrics are just ridiculous at times. Overall not sure about qualifying.
Finland. I want Norma to qualify. Blackbird is so wonderfully moody. Nothing more to say.
Azerbaijan. Not a fan of skeletons. It is okay and I liked the choreography as it reminds me of the Russian entry last year but taken the piss with it. But I don't want this to qualify either.
Portugal. No. 9 and the first song not in English. In fact I believe it is the only non English song in the first semi. For that I give the song credit. However I do not understand why this is top 5 for bookies. I really don't like this and I would be surprised if the audience will call for him- but the jury is probably liking it.
Greece. I don't even remember this song. And I have not seen the rehearsal so I am not going to say anything about Demy.
Poland. Once again a nice song but not something I would desperately need to have in the final (I am sorry petzi, Poland had better songs) however, I won't be angry if they qualify.
Moldova. I think this is the fist song out of the first semi that I love, love, love to go to the final. Though I have listened to it so many times I am close to having heard it too many times but: hey, mama!!!!
Iceland. Svala is great. I want her to qualify. I think it is a shame that Iceland chose the English version of the song though.
Czech Republic. When I listen to the song I think: yeah this is nice enough and afterward I have already forgotten about it.
Cyprus. Somebody on YouTube made a joke that he is like an embarrassing dad at the party but I like the song. Probably because it has some rocky elements.
Armenia. Fly with me is cool. I don't listen to it that often but whenever I hear it I really like it.
Slovenia. Alright, he has a good voice but come on, I don't like the song. Maybe the emotion during the live show will win me over.
Latvia. This song I like again, but this could have difficulties with the esc audience
To summarize, in an ideal world I would want Sweden, Belgium, Montenegro, Finland, Moldova, Iceland, Armenia and Latvia to qualify. As you can see I do not even have a top10 to qualify...
Serbia. With this song the 2nd semi starts with a song at this stage I do not have to see going through.
Austria. I love you Austria but this song is so boring. Nathan is good but I am missing something. I am sorry.
Macedonia. Not much to say about this. I like it I guess. But don't care if it qualifies or not.
Malta. Now breathlessly is breathtaking. Qualification accepted.
Romania. yodel it might be stupid but I think it is funny and I wouldn't be upset about hearing it in the final.
Netherlands. Looooove og3ne. Harmonies and a beautiful song. Looooove!
Hungary. Now, I have heard some bad reviews about this but I love the ethnic sound of this song and I am always happy when it comes on on my iPod.
Denmark. I think it is the weakest entry from the Nordic region. Not a qualifier for me.
Ireland. Oh Ireland! Why does everyone hate this song. I remember my first time listening to it but I have listened to it a thousand times and I just love it. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE qualify.
San Marino. I have a feeling Ralf Siegel will never stop until he actually drops. And I do not like the song. Next.
Croatia. I like it and I hate it. Let's move on I don't wanna go into detail ;)
Norway. Okay maybe Denmark is not the worst Nordic entry. I think I liked grab the moment at first. Oh, maybe I like it again listened to it live.
Switzerland. Everyone who read my blog knows I dislike Apollo. And I still don't like it. But whenever I listen to it I sing along and weirdly enough I like it as long as it is on. Just to dislike it afterwards. I know I'm a weirdo.
Belarus. I used to loooove this song. And I still like it and want it to qualify but I think I'm oversaturated with this song.
Bulgaria. This does not even get close to poli even if people seam to like it. And he is to big of a competition for Brendan. Have to dislike this. But it is no2 for the bookies :'(
Lithuania. Don't like it. Not my cup of tea.
Estonia. I really get a good feeling every time this song is on.... Lost in Verona!!!
Israel. Yeah, again not angry if it goes either way I'm afraid.
Again I cannot find 10 songs I want to go through. I want Ireland! Netherlands, Hungary, Belarus and Estonia.
For the big 5:
Ukraine can stay at home. Dislike.
France is great! I wanna hear more of that.
Italy overrated but good. Seriously the only reason this Wilson is because there is no AMAZING song this year.
Germany Song sucks- sorry but true! I actually hit skip every time. But i like her voice. Hopefully she won't strain her voice before the final to have a good performance.
Spain is okay but not the best song ever.
U.K. I really like, very emotional. Will it do well in the competition? Probably not. Unfortunately.
By the way below you see what I am wearing today. Rather boring but a beautiful reminder of the past. Building bridges.
There you have it. My opinion. Remember it is just the opinion of one very opinionated person. Don't sweat it ;)
By the way, I arrived in Munich. Rather sad, my first time in Munich and all I get to see is the airport. But a pretty nice airport.
Omg. Now I feel really bad. I am on the same flight as levina. Even worse, when I went to the toilet she was there getting changed and I addressed her like this: I know it is highly inappropriate, however I just want to say good luck, I will be in the arena too.... She said thanks and continued changing and I left. Because of the situation I did not ask for a picture ;) Now she is sitting in 10F and I am in 12A. I am like a stalker. I feel bad because I don't like her song. I think for that reason alone I will not become a complete creep and report on every move she makes. Will it be too creepy if I try for a selfie at the airport? It's ESC and I am an ESC fan after all. I should have worn the German shirt :D
Arrived in Kiev. I did not get that picture because the delegation was stuck at the pass control for too long. And what happened in Kiev will not stay in Kiev but I will write about tomorrow. But here are some pictures already...
Good night (yes I am ahead of time;)
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