It’s Andrew James Main here and in the build up towards Copenhagen I am going to publish my
Eurovision Countdown of all of the songs.
There will be 6 parts in all and the first part takes us through from position 37 to 32.
This is something that I do every year and post to my Facebook wall so that some of my friends
can saviour some of the delights and some of the horrors that we have to look forward to come May.
In all honesty this year is a fairly level playing field with no runaway stand out favourites and no absolute horrors.
But someone has to come in at number 37 so let us begin.
MY EUROVISION COUNTDOWN NO.37
There has to be someone at the bottom of the pile of countries going to Eurovision in Copenhagen in May.
This distinguished(!) honour falls to Georgia and the song Three Minutes To Earth performed by The Shin and Mariko.
It is not because the song is the most dreadful by any means, in fact its merely the least likeable as there are
no dreadful songs this year as all have their merits, to a fashion. This one is basically weird and sounds like
I should be tripping on something while listening to it. As its Georgia it will not actually finish last as it will pick
up reasonable Eastern votes but whether we see it in the Final?
MY EUROVISION COUNTDOWN NO.36
MY EUROVISION COUNTDOWN NO.35
MY EUROVISION COUNTDOWN NO.34
Moving on in my countdown for Copenhagen we all love a trier and there is no doubt in my mind
we have a top one here. San Marino are sending Valentina Monetta for the third year in a row with
the song Maybe. Will Valentina manage to qualify for the Grand Final 3rd time lucky? Based on the song
I don’t think so, I find it a bit dated and would not be out of place as the theme tune to a 1970’s Bond movie.
The other day we saw it drawn into position 12 in the first Semi Final and comes on after 2 other
more memorable ballads. I fear it will get lost despite the late place and Valentina may go home
disappointed once again.
MY EUROVISION COUNTDOWN NO.33
Next up in my countdown is Belarus who chose their entry quite early in the National Final season.
Teo will go to Copenhagen and will offer up some ‘Cheesecake’ for us to saviour. Now I love cheesecake
and in true Golden Girls fashion would eat it all day all night. But I find his offering just a little bit too cheesy.
It is fairly modern in a Robin Thicke kind of way so not too bad I suppose, I just find it does not have quite
the right hook and catchiness to do really well and think it may be a borderline qualifier.
EUROVISION COUNTDOWN NO.32