38TH – GREECE, ARGO, “UTOPIAN LAND”
(16th, DNQ, 44 points)
This is bad, I’m sorry. Unless you are Sertab Erener or Stereo Mike, rapping should never be done at Eurovision. At least we got to hear a somewhat obscure dialect (Pontic Greek) in the song.
37TH – ALBANIA, ENEDA TARIFA, “FAIRYTALE”
(16th, DNQ, 45 points)
Albania, oh Albania. Where did you go wrong? The Albanian version of Fairytale, “Përrallë”, sounded perfect. The English version, while musically the same, has horrible lyrics, just horrible ones. I mean, “That’s why I love you, oh-oh, *pause* that’s why I love you”. While I’m not calling for La Source or Uma Flor de Verde Pinho level lyrics, couldn’t the Albanian team at least come up with something better then that?
36TH – IRELAND, NICKY BYRNE, “SUNLIGHT”
(15th, DNQ, 46 points)
This is bad. And meh.
35TH – FINLAND, SANDHJA, “SING IT AWAY”
(15th, DNQ, 51 points)
This is bad. And meh. Also, Sandhja was off like heck in Stockholm. What happened?
34TH – ICELAND, GRETA SALOME, “HEAR THEM CALLING”
(14th, DNQ, 51 points)
The first fanwank entry to fall. While I personally think it’s better then her 2012 entry, I’m still incredibly ambivalent to this. The projection effects were cool though I guess.
33RD- SLOVENIA, MANUELLA, “BLUE AND RED”
(14th, DNQ, 57 points)
Taylor Swift , I don’t care if things are blue or if things are red. What I do care about is the staging. Who the heck approved this?
ManuElla looked and sang rather well. Same for backing singers. What I do get is why is there a random acrobat onstage? Why does the screens behind ManuElla look like they’re more appropriate for some horror movie and not some bland Slovenian country song? And why is there pyros at the end?
I only did this much entries so I could get to the next one, my first actual favorite DNQ…..