Apr 17

Ireland

Gayest Entry award goes to Ireland for sending jedward for the 2nd year running. I guess their 8th place performance last year are giving the Irish a hope they might do better with a little revamp. Normally a 2nd attempt usually doesn’t work out very well, but this one might just work. The song is soooo much better than lipstick and actually has a catchy beat to it. It’s very europop which usually does amazingly well in this competition. I think they’ll definitely hit the finals again, but with heightened competition this year we’ll see how they place in the finals.

Performer: Jedward
Song title: Waterline
Song writer(s): Nick Jarl & Sharon Vaughn
Song composer(s): Nick Jarl & Sharon Vaughn

Flood gates, can’t wait
Here she comes, shut’em fast
Better shut’em fast
Too late, swept away
Feel the rush, after the fact

Coming up beneath me
Never been in love so deeply before

I am close to the waterline
I thought that I’d been over my head
For the last time
I’m so close to the waterline
And the way I’m loving her now
I know this is bound to go down as the big one.

Whistle blast, lights flash
Throw a rope! grab a hold
Feel the undertow
She laughs, waves crash
What’s the use I can’t let her go

Coming up beneath me
Never been in love so
Deeply before

I am close to the waterline
I thought that I’d been over my head
For the last time
I’m so close to the waterline
And the way I’m loving her now
I know this is bound to go down as the big one.

Flood gates, can’t wait
Here she comes, shut’em fast
Better shut’em fast
Too late, swept away
Feel the rush…

I am close to the waterline
And the way I’m loving her now
I know this is bound to go down as the one!

I am close to the waterline
I thought that I’d been over my head
For the last time
I’m so close to the waterline
And the way I’m loving her now
I know this is bound to go down as the big one.

Apr 16

Greece

Greece wins the hot award! The boys were cute and those shoes girl! I loved them =) The music sounds like a good chunk of previous entries from Greece. They usually do very well, so I expect them to show up at least in the finals. And depending on the hottness of the guys, Eleftheria actually has a decent chance of hitting top 10. Now I’m off to get some Aphrodisiac boys.

Performer: Eleftheria Eleftheriou
Song title: Aphrodisiac
Song writer(s): Dimitri Stassos, Mikaela Stenström, Dajana Lööf
Song composer(s): Dimitri Stassos, Mikaela Stenström, Dajana Lööf

I gotta say
what´s on my mind
when I´m with you
I feel alright

You call me baby
we spend the night
I´m so addicted
I feel alive

Over and over I´m falling

You make me dance dance like a maniac
You make me want your aphrodisiac

I think about you all the time
I just can´t get you of my mind
You drive me crazy, you drive me wild
You´re so addictive, there´s no way out

Over and over I´m falling

You make me dance dance like a maniac
You make me want your aphrodisiac

I’m craving for your touch
I want it way too much
I’m craving for your touch
too much
your touch
too much

Over and over I´m falling

You make me dance dance like a maniac
You make me want your aphrodisiac

Apr 15

Cyprus

Cyprus gives us a lot of love with “La La Love”! They also get the honor of having ‘the performer that looks like Anne Hathaway’ award. It also reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, the one that Tim Burton made. I think this entry woun’t do to good mainly because it has such stronger competition. I really like the song, but something about it just doesn’t stick. It could be the whole production value or something. I’m hoping it is better on stage. We’ll find out soon I guess.

Performer: Ivi Adamou
Song title: La La Love
Song writer(s): Alex Papaconstantinou, Bjorn Djupström, Alexandra Zakka & Viktor Svensson
Song composer(s): Alex Papaconstantinou, Bjorn Djupström, Alexandra Zakka & Viktor Svensson

Vers 1:
Love the way you fill me up with life
Baby we can break the speed of light
Nothing to fear
When you are near
Just give me more oh oh

Reaching for the sky im aiming high
Close my eyes and then its almost like we fly
Up in the air
Lets take it there
Never let go oh oh

Ref:
Oh oh oh
Feel the energy
Bettwen you and me
Baby Its so right
Oh oh oh
I feel the energy
Just taking over me, over me
How I’ve been waiting for this
(lalalalalalalala)Love
How I’ ve been waiting for this
(lalalalalalalala)Love

Vers 2:
Paris to LA over the night
All around the world just you and I
Nothing to fear
When you are near
Were on a roll oh oh
And We do it again
No stop no end
Out of control

Apr 14

Albania

Today we celebrate the saddest song of the competition. Albania sends us Rona Nishliu who has a very nice voice. She has a very emotional voice that reminds me of Adele, but lacking the belting of emotion that Adele is so fond of. I really like Rona’s song and in the tough times happening in some countries this song might pick up quite a few votes.

Performer: Rona Nishliu
Song title: Suus
Song writer(s): Rona Nishliu
Song composer(s): Florent Boshnjaku

SuuS

Hmm, in this world,
Where love does not exist anymore
Time has no time for us
No-o
No-o-o-o-o……..
Time has no time for us.

I land my plane
On lightless runway of your soul
Elbow their way through today
Those who yesterday couldn’t live
But yesterdays have no significance
From the turbulent seas were swallowed up
Hmmm, tomorrows won’t bring anything
Besides hopeless hope and insanity

Chorus:
So just let me cry…cry…cry…
‘cause this is what I do best now!-
‘cause this is what I do best now.

Apr 13

San Marino

The company I work for just released our new website (bright.com) and since it’s a social way of doing job search I decided to talk about San Marino’s entry today. It’s all about the social network baby!

Personally I think the song is kinda cute. It definitely does not compete very well in the 1st semi-final, but I like the concept. The talk of cyber sex scares me, but to each their own!

Apr 12

Austria

Today’s theme is ‘worst entry of the year’. This year the honor goes to Austria! Watch as Austrian’s try to do some sort of hip-hop/rap combo thing, and girls in neon lycra do nothing but shake their butts. But that makes sense for a song all about butts!

Although I would say they will not proceed, they are so bad it is hilarious and thus might just go ahead and do well in the semi-finals, but in the more ‘serious’ finale, they will definitely place near last.

Apr 12

Get Ready Europe!

Get ready Europe! Eurovision begins in only 40 days and I’m sure Baku has some crazy surprises for us this year. Stay tuned for updates as to what is happening and our daily country of the day!