April 2015 archive

Apr 30

Portugal

Up next we talk about Portugal! Unfortunately, Portugal has a record of being one of the worst countries in Eurovision history. Although it has appeared 47 times in the competition their best result was 6th place in 1996. Since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, Portugal has only qualified for the finals 3 times (2008 …

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Apr 30

Moldova

Moldova is next in our line-up for the 1st semi-finals. Although Moldova has been in the competition since 2005 they have only gotten top 10 twice; 10th place in 2007 and 6th place in 2005. Although the country usually qualifies, it seems to have difficulty getting over the hurdle of that 10th place spot. In …

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Apr 29

San Marino

Up next is San Marino! Each year San Marino does a little bit better than the year before. Since their return in 2011 each year they have increased their placement by at least one place each year. For three years running Valentina Monetta had been the representative and each time she did even better than …

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Apr 29

Romania

Up next in the first semi-final is Romania! As most people know Romania is usually one of my favourite Eurovision entries. Since their first song I saw, Liubi liubi I love you, I fell in love with this country. And they have never disappointed. In 2010 they received 3rd place with their phenomenal song Playing with Fire …

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Apr 28

Slovenia

Up next in the second semi-finals is Slovenia! Slovenia unfortunately doesn’t have the best reputation in Eurovision. The best result it has ever gotten was 7th place, back in 2001. In fact two years ago they got last place, in the semi-final! Although, continually getting bad scores has not stopped Slovenia yet. They are back …

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Apr 28

Russia

This year Russia is in the first semi-final! Russia has had a historically good Eurovision run. Although they have wone only once in 2008, they have been top 3 six times in its 18 year history at Eurovision. Most have stated that political voting has helped Russia get to the top 3 spots more times …

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Apr 26

Sweden

Up next in our look at the second semi-final is Sweden! Sweden has had one of the best histories in Eurovision history. Not only have they won Eurovision 5 times, but their previous winners have gone to know amazing worldwide success, most notably Abba in 1974 and Loreen in 2012. So it’s no wonder that …

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Apr 26

Serbia

We welcome back Serbia in this year’s 1st semi-final! After not being around last year they are coming back strongly with an attempt at winning the competition as they did in their debut year of 2007. And this year they’re sending a talent similar to Marija Šerifović. Serbia has had a turbulent history in Eurovision history. …

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Apr 25

Switzerland

Next up in our survey of the second semi-final is Switzerland! Having not won since 1988 Switzerland seems to always like to have weird songs. Do you remember Vampires are alive? But last year Switzerland seems to have actually tried to win the competition by sending Sebalter. They ended up getting 13th place, but they’re hoping …

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Apr 25

The Netherlands

Our first entry is The Netherlands! After having no wins since 1975, The Netherlands gave a good strong effort last year with the group The Common Linnets which ended up being one of the crowd favourites in the run up to the actual competition. Whatever the Netherlands did last year turned out to work greatly in …

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