The Eurovision Song Contest is about a month away!! Oh boy! It's nearly that time of year again. When I have to justify to a bored and incredulous life-partner why I think the ESC is awesome because he thinks it is crap. He has no taste. He would rather look at a documentary on Land Rovers. There's no accounting for taste. Which probably explains most of the winning songs. O ho ho ho o ho etc. (I think of that laugh as being in the style of Esmeraud from Sailor Moon R laughing theatrically and covering her face with her ostrich feather fan. With cake crumbs on her face. And then she destroys Tokyo. But I digress.)
Song review time! part 1! In roughly alphabetical order.
Zemren E Lame Peng - Olta Boka. (Semi Final 2-drawn 6.)
Apparantly Olta has berated RTSH (the Albanian tv channel) for not funding any promotion of her song! Makes you think that RTSH would have some trouble financing the contest if Albania were to win. Well as stories go it's not quite up to the usual alledged plaigerism scandals of which there are usually one or two every year but it's all we have so far!
It's quite a nice song actually. Mid tempo ballad. Quite a nice catchy chorus. Heartfelt vocals. Very typical Albanian entry. But none the worse for it. Might do better than most people expect. I'm surprised this one hasn't been mentioned more often. There are much worse songs in the contest this year that have had much more attention. A dark horse. Could do well or sink without trace.
Casanova-Gisela (SF1,drawn 12.)
Very catchy. Very typical ESC fare. I suspect that it may not stand out among the many similar songs. That would be a shame because it is quite good. However its lack of originality may well count against it. It all depends on the performance on the night. (or if Gisela is lucky, the nights!) A charismatic performance and on-key vocals will make all the difference. A nervous, off-key performance will most probably doom it. Andorra really do deserve to qualify for the final for the first time and this is their catchiest entry yet.
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