March 23, 2018 at 4:56 am #1202518038
The ESC has evolved over the years from being corny and camp into a premier music contest ..check out the entries from FRANCE, ITALY, GREECE, ISRAEL, GERMANY, ESTONIA, BELGIUM, FINLAND, UKRAINE and SWITSZERLAND
My predictions for the winners ………
FRANCE…. a mid tempo electro-pop chanson by a very French duo that has a major political advantage over its competitors as it’s about the migrant crises here in Europe; it’s called ”Merci” and is a sentimental story of a baby born to migrants while crossing the dangerous Med ..it has a haunting, catchy beat that’s sure to strike a chord and chime with the zeitgeist ! WINNER ALERT ! 20-1 odds
GREECE …Epic and atmospheric ; both eerie, dark and dripping with nostalgia for a bygone era ; it evokes the glories of Classical Greece ,nay resurrects the ancient dead, to rendezvous with the present in ecstasy …with drums, flutes and shrieking horns it’s simply transcendent and epic ! COULD WIN 25-1 odds
ESTONIA ….Italian opera ; truly atmospheric …a deserving possible winner ! 6-1 odds
BELGIUM … smooth James Bond themed music from a great Belgium female singer …fantastic sound that’s sure to place in the top four ! 10-1 oddsMarch 23, 2018 at 9:46 am #1202518212
Israel, Hungary, Finland and Spain are the best.March 23, 2018 at 12:12 pm #1202518293
Israel, Hungary, Finland and Spain are the best.
ISRAEL aint winning that’s for sure , but Netta will get the idiot vote
HUNGARY …Head banging heavy metal from around 1983…like Austin Powers, they’re around 30 years too late
FINLAND …not bad for generic pop
SPAIN …..mawkish, sentimental and syrupy ”a la ” Donny and Marie Osmond ..that’s only going to win if all the voters are teenagers !March 24, 2018 at 7:12 am #1202518501
I feel pretty confident to rank my top 30 of them and my grades
7)San Marino: 10/10
20)The United Kingdom: 9/10
23)Czech Republic: 9/10
The rest I didn’t like but if any of them are in the finals and the live performances are awesome then I might lessen my hate towards them but I despised Russia’s the most.
March 24, 2018 at 10:59 am #1202518560
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by vinny.
Italy isn’t going to win even though it does have a powerful Anti Jihadist political message…the song is just not very good and Meta and Moro are fortunate in not getting disqualified for lifting the chorus from a previous song of theirs back in 2016; its not plagiarism, but it does contravene the spirit of Eurovision, a sense of fair play and sets a bad precedent ….Meta and Moro are a pair of artful dodgers who look like a duo of scruffy migrants straight off the boat from AlbaniaMarch 24, 2018 at 12:57 pm #1202518595
Sometimes the best song doesn’t win …check this out; haunting duet and great staging from Estonia !
Elina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye To Yesterday (Estonia) – LIVE at Eurovision 2015 Grand Final//YOUTUBE
Or check out this whimsical fairy story ballad from the Balkans…
Hari Mata Hari – Lejla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 2006 Eurovision Song Contest//YOUTUBE
Surely two of the most beautiful songs that never won !
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by alaska789.