I really must say, I liked a lot of songs this year (which is very aberrant to me). It was the Eurovision of insane energy, immense emotions and some of big, bigger, may I say, the biggest quiffs I have ever seen.
Please: This is not a ranking list or a professional and serious review. I’m not in that position. They’re just a few of my absurd considerations about the show me, Ben & Jerry were watching at. Here we go:
For Belgium: Laura Tesoro
„What’s the pressure“ (Listen to the beginning part of the song… Reminded me to „Another One Bites the dust“ by the Queen)
Old-School up-Tempo Funk but in a modern act.
The Brussels sprout with italian roots is very refreshing and one can hear and see she obviously like Bruno Mars very much.
For the Czech Republic: Gabriela Gunčíková
Possesses an amazing vocal range. Inspiring song. Delicate.
Our Elsa from „Frozen“ is very graceful but actually dressed like a table napkin with an cauliflower-necklace.
For The Netherlands: Douwe Bob
„Slow Down“ (why should I, Bob?)
Zack Efron moved to Amsterdam? When was that?
Country style. Contemporary sound. Smooth voice. *wink, wink*
For Azerbaijan: Samra
Powerful groove and catchy chorus. Dramatic break-up story, but it’s not a ballad.
Her face: very kardashianish. Her perform: quite inspired by Beyoncé. She has a golden tracksuit and mic. She definitely could be the next Bond-girl.
For Hungary: Freddie
Now, I definitely want to live in Hungary! Sexy guy in a thermal vest (with a poor cut)
A song about inner struggles. Outstanding voice. I very appreciated the raucous sound. But this whistle-choir, Freddie… No go!
Favorite feature: the tambourin man! 🙂
For Italy: Francesca Michielin
„Nessun grado di separazione“ (No degree of separation)
Scratchy but soften voice and song (in original language).
She is a bit too excited this little Snow White with the tree-dress.
For Israel: Hovi Star
„Made of stars“ (oh, thanks…)
Amazing singer, vigorous voice. Hypnotizing. Remembers me a bit to an anthem and to Conchitas little brother.
What a quiff… By the way, he is the hairstylist.
For Bulgary: Poli Genova
„If love was a crime“ (I would have been in jail for a few years at least)
Very nineties. Cool song. Love the passion and the energy.
Flown in from Gundam, I think, since she is wearing a retroreflector something. Oh, and I definitely want those earrings (not).
For Sweden: Frans
„If I were sorry“ (no false hopes: at the end he is not sorry, no)
This very shy version of Jack Dawson from Titanic has a fragile voice.
Natural, cute boy. He makes me smile. Nice rhythm.
For Germany: Jamie-Lee
„Ghost“ (where… where?)
Cosplay-time: Looks like she has jumped out of an anime.
Pop-Ballad. Fascinating artist. Relaxing voice.
For France: Amir
„J’ai cherché“ (I’ve been looking for) (for me? Please say yes!)
Joyful. Modern voice meets catchy tune, ergo: an absolute triumph.
Très charmant! An expressive young man. Just one thing to your hair: wrong softener, Amir! 🙂
For Poland: Michal Szpak
„Color of your life“
An explosion of energy especially in the chorus. Terrific.
The impenetrable captain Hook has a powerful voice.
Will he ever find Neverland?
For Australia: Dami Im
„Sound of silence“
Amazing vocals; big voice for such a tiny australian manga girl.
Kinda (too) elaborate costumes… It’s not a dress, it’s a galaxy!
Wicked stage design.
For Ciprus: Minus one
OMG: Rock-ish energy. Sympathetic squad.
Completely mad guys and the craziest one dyed his beard in turquoise (good choice dude, fits with the stage lights)
For Serbia: Zaa Sanja Vucic
Dramatic rock ballad and an intense interpretation. And she was almost moved to tears.
Didn’t get this dress, but her necklace emitted its own light.
For Lithuania: Donny Motell
„I’ve been waiting for this night“ (Okay then, it’s your turn and the stage is yours!)
… Yeah, he did rock it, regardless the straitjacket he is wearing.
Modern and strong voice.
A Lithuanian Justin Bieber with an eighties-quiff.
For Croatia: Nina Kraljić
„Lighthouse“ (obviously she dedicated that song to the Jehovah’s Witnesses)
Unique interpretation, though her voice has a similar timbre as Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries).
May I say, she looks like a manic samurai?! lol
For Russia: Sergej Lazarev
„You’re the only one“ (They all say so)
The black Icarus.
Nice voice, catchy song… But I admit, that I really focussed on that amazing show. I honestly didn’t get how he was climbing this steps popping out of the wall…
For Spain: Barei
„Say yay!“ (YAY)
An up tempo, feel-good song.
Spanish effervescence and emotional vibes.
For Letland: Justs
„Heartbeat“ (… a song for cardiologist (lol))
Prince charming in a cool rock format.
For Ukraine: Jamala
Soul voice, very mystical. Complicated vocal technics.
A intense, suffering song dedicated to her grandmother.
For Malta: Ira Losco
„Walk on water“ (I can’t, I’m not Jesus)
You can dance your socks off to it.
The LGBTI-rights advocate is clearly expecting. Anyway, that doesn’t prevent her from wearing a breathtaking dress.
For Georgia: Nike Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz
A rock-bomb with their very own special and creative style.
Unfortunately, a genre which is usually not very considered in this sphere.
Oh, and the bass player bear a resemblance to Oasis frontman, Liam Gallagher.
For Austria: Zoé
„Loin d’ici“ (Far from here)
Aaawww… A french-speaking Empress Sissi.
A quiet, sweet song full of positive vibes.
Amazing stage setting that takes the audience on a journey in a colorful fantasy world.
Good and sweet like a Sacher cake.
For United Kingdom: Joe and Jake
„You’re not alone“ (Trust me, we all are)
Catchy modern pop style.
In 2015 they both participated in the fourth series of The Voice UK and became a duo after the show ended. Vocally the boys are sounding great.
One of the composers is Matt Schwartz (who wrote for many big stars, such as Robbie Williams)
For Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan
„LoveWave“ (don’t drown 😉
Whispery at the beginning turn into a powerful lovesong.
Great show, nice voice, but in one or two cases fails to reach high pitches comfortably. Anyway, I don’t think people noticed that; people remained certainly blinded by the beauty of this armenian catwoman with the most perfect cheekbones I ever seen.
Congrats to the Ukraine. Very well done!