April 2012 archive

Apr 30

Youtube Roundup

Last time we did this was roughly a week ago. Let’s see if the trends have changed since then! 1st Semi-Final Country Views Last week’s views Percent increase Montenegro 366,399 307,972 19.0% Iceland 262,661 215,630 21.8% Greece 366,420 310,124 18.2% Latvia 159,734 132,271 20.8% Albania 295,747 264,438 11.8% Romania 356,882 294,453 21.2% Switzerland 89,200 72,448 …

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Apr 30

Croatia

This year Croatia sends us the powerful singer Nina Badrić. We’ll start off by handing Nina the naked man award! When watching the video associated with this song you will quickly notice that most of the song has half naked men randomly falling with nothing by a bed sheet around their groins. Oh how I …

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Apr 29

Serbia

Today’s award is given to Mr. Joksimović and shall be known as the fake award. Watch how Željko smirks the whole time pleading with the audience, “come back home with me.” He seems to be a player of sorts and has an aura that he can get any woman in the room. If this song …

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Apr 28

Bulgaria

Bulgaria seems to be pushing against racism this year with their song ‘Love Unlimited’. For a song that talks about loving no matter the race Bulgaria wins the equality award! The song preaches not having any boundaries when it comes to love which is very amazing. Although she doesn’t reference same-sex love as well she …

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Apr 27

Bosnia & Herzegovina

And the shortest song lyrics award goes to… Bosnia & Herzegovina! B&H tries to use each word sparingly and with a ton of emotion. No wonder they chose an amazing singer like Maya to sing this song. Her voice is very powerful and brings the necessary emotion to the song. Although I don’t personally feel …

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Apr 26

Belarus

Belarus this year gets the motorcycle gang award. The band looks like they just got out of a motorcycle bar and decided to just randomly start singing. And just like any random group of bikers singing, they don’t perform really well. The don’t bring me anything to make me smile or anything. I quickly got …

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Apr 25

Switzerland

Switzerland definitely gets the hope award. Not only is this song about hope, but they also need a lot of hope to win. They have the lowest number of youtube views which sucks completely and also the song itself is very boring. There is nothing unique in it that makes me want to keep it …

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Apr 24

Turkey

Today commemorates the day of rememberance of the Armenian Genocide. Since Armenia decided to be xenophobic and chose not to participate this year, I am going to give Turkey the honor. I might not like that the government of Turkey consistently refutes the Armenian genocide, but that does not stop me from having Turkish friends. …

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Apr 23

Youtube Roundup

A good indicator of which song the general public likes is by seeing which songs are watched the most often on youtube. Although this is not 100% accurate as it will only show the global count and not country by country like the voting system, you can kind of predict what will happen. If one …

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Apr 23

Romania

Romania definitely wins the outfit change award! The number of outfits that Mandinga has are just amazing. I counted at least 8 outfits in her song! I love that Mandinga has all the time in the world to change outfits left and right. This song is so upbeat and happy you can’t help but smile …

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