It’s Andrew James Main here again 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 third part takes us through from position 24 to 19. 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. So continuing on from Part 2 which was published last week we start at position 24.
MY EUROVISION COUNTDOWN NO.24
Next up in my countdown is a country that has come up in my ratings since it was first chosen.
Switzerland chose Sebalter with Hunter of Stars. It is catchy and has a gimmick with the whistling
and fiddle, he is absolutely charming in his performance of the song. Some of the lyrics are a bit
clumsy or at least that is what come across to me. But overall it has a nice feel to it and is in a similar
vein to the song from Malta, so will they both qualify? Possibly yes but if one failed I think it would be
MY EUROVISION COUNTDOWN NO.23
a good strong voice which will help this and I think a slick makeover in the performance for Copenhagen
MY EUROVISION COUNTDOWN NO.22
Donaton & Cleo owianie which will be in a mix of Polish and English in Copenhagen.
will work in Copenhagen is still to be seen but I believe they are scouting around Europe just now heavily
MY EUROVISION COUNTDOWN NO.21
Just missing out on a top 20 spot in my countdown this year is a country returning to Eurovision after a year out.
Portugal have chosen a song that many consider to be extremely dated and out of synch with any form of
modern music. However it is uptempo in a year many songs are not. It reminds me of the Lambada and find it
unexplainably catchy and makes me smile. The live version of the song sung by Suzy in Amsterdam was
certainly capable and she proves she is certainly a good singer. Quero Ser Tua is a song that splits the fans,
its either a love or hate relationship. Whether it qualifies I am uncertain of, it could be touch and go.
MY EUROVISION COUNTDOWN NO.20
Moving into my top 20 songs in this year’s contest to be held in Copenhagen in May and we look at Slovenia.
Tinkara Kovac sings Spet/Round and Round a song with a mixture of both English and Slovenian.
This has a certain charm about it which I cannot quite pinpoint. It is mildly catchy and has a bit of a folk/ethnic
element to it as well. The flute plays a prominent role in the song as wellas having a certain rock/electro vibe
to it, overall I find it very pleasant and really hope it makes it through to the Final.
EUROVISION COUNTDOWN NO.19
We have some returning artists gracing us with their presence in the next song in my countdown to
Copenhagen. Ovi and Paula Seling return for Romania with the song Miracle. Now this is a catchy pop
tune there is no doubt and both are proven accomplished singer, especially Paula with her high sweeping
vocal range. I feel the song has been written deliberately so Paula can sweep through the top of her
range, it is almost like their version of the standard guitar solo some songs seem to have. Its bold and
daring but Paula almost never fails to hit those notes.They also have great chemistry together but I feel
this song will not quite achieve the same dizzy heights they got to the last time they were at Eurovision.
A sure fire qualifier though.
So I will be back next week with part 4 of the countdown from 18-13.
Do you agree or disagree strongly with any of my position’s or comments then let us know?