Eurovision Song Contest

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  1. Karin Schill

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    Okay I watched the first semi and these ones were my three favorite songs:



    Went to the finale.



    Didn't go to the finale.



    Didn't go to the finale.
     
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  2. Alexis

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    Both last years and this years entries sound like very dull plodding generic-ness. I think that's kind of true of a lot of pop now though. There seems to be a big influence from that tropical bouncy plonky plonky sound. Yawn.... Songs that are well written and arranged are fee and far between now. There seems to be a whole lot of melody missing from a lot of pop now. It's either sing-speaking or a full on assault of noise. Choruses are so often just one line repeated now. The craft of song writing seems to have regressed for the most part. Everything is so samey and generic.

    Nothing will ever come close to the likes of ABBA and the perfect production, arrangements and vocals. Music just doesn't seem to be about that now.
     
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  3. Willie Oleson

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    I think the song from Iceland is OK in the ballad genre, but Cesar is a potential winner! Handsome guy, pleasant voice, great outfit and a very catchy song!
     
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  4. Willie Oleson

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    What's that stupid Toy song? It's Barby Girl meets The Outhere Brothers, in other words: a very bad 90s song. Away with it!
     
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  5. Willie Oleson

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    FOREVER is good, a bit old-school "Julio Iglesias" but that's OK for Eurovision.

    Next!
     
  6. Willie Oleson

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    LA FORZA (aka FROZEN, The opera). A gorgeous voice, obviously, I don't dislike it but it's not quintessential Eurovision.
     
  7. Willie Oleson

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    WHEN WE'RE A-HA-AHAA AAAAAAAAALD

    Goodbye! Next!
     
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  8. Willie Oleson

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    X MY HEART

    Random, run-of-the-mill. Oh yes, she's going to win.
     
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  9. Willie Oleson

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    Croatia's FRANKA is gorgeous! She could be the new Amanda Lear!
    Sorry I forgot to listen to the song. Next!
     
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  10. Willie Oleson

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    FUEGO, love that outfit, she should give to Monica Colby. Hi hi hi, here's the glamour polizei!
     
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  11. Willie Oleson

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    TOGETHER, from Ireland. Hey, I know that country!
    I think it wants to be happy and sad at the same time. Snowflakes! I love snow and I feel I'm being manipulated.
    Overall, it's a bit nondescript.
     
  12. Willie Oleson

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    MONSTERS, Finland. Oh I don't like her voice at all, and the lyrics sound stupid the way they are sung in such crescendo. Zero points.
     
  13. Willie Oleson

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    LIE TO ME, I always expect the worst from the Czech Republic, maybe it's their "middle finger" attitude.
    I wouldn't say this is a great ESC song but I kinda enjoyed it, there's something creative about it.
     
  14. Willie Oleson

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    THAT'S HOW YOU WRITE A SONG sounds like Mark Owen produced by Pharrell Williams. This is going to be a hit anyway.
     
  15. Willie Oleson

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    DANCE YOU OFF from Sweden, a nice breezy summer choon, 1970s soulful falsetto etcetera but not extremely memorable.
     
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  16. Willie Oleson

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    The Australians know they have to come up with something good, and they certainly did!
    That tribal drum thing is a little too 2013 for my taste, but oh well. Definitely a top 5 win for WE GOT LOVE.
     
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    I usually raise the bar for France and Luxembourg since they have the advantage of the French language and that's why I either love or hate their songs.
    Now I really love MERCY, but but but...it's a little confusing. Because mercy sounds like merci. Was there really no other word available, I find this a little frustrating.
     
  18. Willie Oleson

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    TU CANCION, from Spain. This is like the Disney version of TITANIC. Not my favourite but I think it has the Eurovision factor.
     
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    YOU LET ME WALK ALONE from Germany, good voice, good production - but I've been listening to this sound for 10 years now and I'm kinda OVER it.
    The Spotifiers are going to love it, let that be a consolation.
     
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    GOODBYE from Romania, sorry but this kind of stadium rock ballads is just not my cup of tea, therefore it's hard for me to say whether it's good or bad. And I don't want to waste my time trying to figure it out. Toodeloo!
     
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