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  • Review Second Semi-Final Eurovison Song Contest 2010

    Mag 30 2010, 13:52

    Introduction:

    Well i was expecting more from this second semi final cause the one from last tuesday was a bit boring and dull. And i did get more tonight, the show was better and there where a lot of "carolawindmachine" moments lol, love those a lot! About the performances, there where good ones and bad ones, below you'll see my thoughts of the second semi final:

    01. Lithuania : InCulto - Eastern European Funk:

    This is definately not my cup of tea, 4 guys singing, well singing, that's a discussable point maybe but the song was horrible and the performance, well let's just say, i don't wanna see 4 "men" in glitter underwear lol, they showed that when they pull their pants off, i was shocked, not a good sight!
    My rating: 4
    My prediction: Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final (thank god!)

    02. Armenia : Eva Rivas - Apricot Stone:

    First good song from this evening, performance was good, with a very long singer, guess she got a lot of votes from men who liked her well, two things lol. She sang it good and one of my favourites as well.
    My rating: 8
    My prediction: Qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    03. Israel : Harel Skaat - Milim:

    Well one of the most beautiful ballads from this year in my opinion, the song is absolutely great and definately a final place worthy. Harel sang it good, but it seems like this wasn't his best performance, he sang it better before! Overall, it was good enough for me and it helps also maybe that he's soo cute!
    My rating: 9
    My prediction: Qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    04. Denmark : Chanée & N'evergreen - In A Moment Like This:

    One of my favourite songs as well from this evening, it reminded me of some older songs which i couldn't think of before, but now i know it, they said it on the show, Tina Turner's Simpy the best and The Police's Every breath you take. Nevertheless, it's a really good song and the perfornamce was good!
    My rating: 9
    My prediction: Qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    05. Switzerland : Michael von der Heide - Il Pleat De L'or

    This song is decent, pretty good disco sound and he performed it good, though i like it i don't think it will make it to the final, there are too many great songs in this second semi!
    My rating: 7
    My prediction: Don't qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    06. Sweden : Anna Bergendahl - This is my life:

    Well well well, Sweden, my usually all time favourite on Eurovision, but not this year, i followed Melodifestivalen earlier and saw how Anna won, i already thought then, this is the biggest mistake they can make and indeed Sweden didn't make it to the final which hasn't happened since 1976, so i think this must come hard in Sweden! Besides that, i really think she sings like a goat!
    My rating: 3
    My prediction Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    07. Azerbaijan : Safura - Drip Drop:

    Again one of my favourite songs from this evening, Safura is still young but has a really good song and her performance, well it wasn't that good tonight but i give her the benefit of the doubt!
    My rating: 7
    My prediction: Qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    08. Ukraine : Alyosha - Sweet People:

    Ukraine, well after the soap they had finally chosing Alyosha, i think this is bad, really bad, where are those really good catchy songs they had the past years (remember Shady Lady from Ani Lorak?) This song is depressing, not worthy to go to the final and that girl, well i guess she was either stoned or drunk!
    My rating: 3
    My prediction: Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final (which shocked me!)

    09. Netherlands : Sieneke - Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie):

    Mmm our own pride lol, really hate the song and i really feel sorry for that sweet girl, sending her with such a bad bad song, what where they thinking! Though i kinda beginning to like the song now, it's just not worth to go to the final. I hope they learned their lesson now, that keep sending this kind of trash won't get us into the final at all, never ever, and it has been years now!
    My rating: 3
    My prediction: Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    10. Romania : Paula Seling & Ovi - Playing with fire:

    This is definately one of my favourite songs this year, it's catchy and a damn good pop song. I also like the double piano thing at their performance, makes it some kind of a duell thing! The performance was super good and what a great voice Paula has, amazing!
    My rating: 9
    My prediction: Definately qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    11. Slovenia : Ansambel Zlindra & Kalamari - Narodnozabavni rock:

    Definately not my cup of tea this song, so i won't say much about it either!
    My rating: 3
    My prediction: Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    12. Ireland : Niamh Kavanagh - It's for you:

    Mm well ballad time again, lot of ballads this year, makes you wonder! This one is much too classic, i wouldn't vote on it and i wouldn't send it to the final either. But then it happens always that it goes to the final, weird!
    My rating: 6
    My prediction: Don't qualify for the final
    End of the Evenign: Qualified for the final

    13. Bulgaria : Miro - Angel Si Ti:

    Also one of my favourites, great song and he sang it very good, loved his performance as well, maybe cause of the hot half naked dancers too! But cause of the too many great songs in this semi, i wouldn't gave him a final place unfortunately!
    My rating: 9
    My prediction: Don't qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    14. Cyprus : Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders - Life Looks Better In Spring:

    Didn't like this song at all, it's too dull and boring maybe!
    My rating: 4
    My prediction: Don't qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final (again i was shocked!)

    15. Croatia : Feminnem - Lako je sve:

    One of the less ballads i really liked this year, all girl group sang it good and i loved their performance, they should've easily make it to the final, i was shocked that they didn't make it...!
    My rating: 9
    My prediction: Definately qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    16. Georgia : Sopho Nizharadze - Shine:

    Titanic part 2 i call this song, such a sweet, maybe TOO sweet ballad, though she sang it ok, i don't give her a final place, in the end she got that still lol!
    My rating: 6
    My prediction: Don't qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    17. Turkey : maNga - We could be the same:

    Don't like this song at all, maybe to rocky for me or so!
    My rating: 4
    My prediction: Don't qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    So overall, this second semif final was way better then the first one, loved a lot of performances and most of my favourites went on to the final!


  • Review First Semi-Final Eurovison Song Contest 2010

    Mag 29 2010, 18:42

    Introduction:

    Well the first semi final of this years ESC, waited all year for it and heard some songs already before, my predicion was that this first semi would be boring, it came out as boring but that doesn't mean nothing was good, i liked some songs and performances! Below you can see my thoughts and predictions:

    1. Moldova : Sunstroke Project and Olia Tira - Run Away:

    First performance of this evening and it starts really good, i already liked the song but i was afraid the live performance would kill it, cause i saw previous live performances from them and those weren't that good, well i can say this performance was good, the singing was great and they did a good show.
    My rating: 9
    My prediction: Qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    2. Russia : Peter Nalitch & Friends - Lost and Forgotten:

    Well Russia, after last years awfull performance (didn't like that song at all) they come again this year with something really bad, didn't like the singer, the song and the performance. And in the end it did qualify for the final, which i never expected to happen!
    My rating: 3
    My prediction: Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    3. Estonia : Malcolm Lincoln And Manpower 4 - Siren:

    Well this is a song you have to understand i guess, it's good in a way, he sang it good as well and that's really it basically.
    My rating: 6
    My prediction: Not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    4. Slovakia : Kristina - Horehronie:

    This song i really liked before already, the performance was really good and so was her singing. So i was really surprised this didn't make it to the final...!
    My rating: 8
    My prediction: Qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    5. Finland : Kuunkuiskaajat - Työlki ellää:

    Didn't like this at all, the song is weird and they did some kind of Abba performance on stage.
    My rating: 4
    My prediction: Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    6. Latvia : Aisha - What For:

    This really surprised me, in a bad way lol, her performance was horrible, she really killed this really good song, she can't sing and that's a big shame cause the song itself sounds soooo good. It reminded me of Tereza Kerndlova from a couple of years ago, good song but she killed it with her bad performance. Shame!
    My rating: 5
    My prediction: Qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    7. Serbia : Milan Stanković - Ovo Je Balkan:

    Mmm well what shall i say about this, it's definately not my type of music, typical balkan folklore music, with a singer, well he looks like a girl, calls himself mr gaga so need i say more! I was surprised that it went on to the final!
    My rating: 5
    My prediction: Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    8. Bosnia and Herzegovina : Vukašin Brajić - Thunder And Lihgtning

    This performance suprised me, it was one of the few songs that i didn't hear yet and i must say it's good, he gave a good show and his performance was one of the better once this evening!
    My rating: 7
    My prediction: Qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    9. Poland : Marcin Mroziński - Legenda:

    Well this performance was horrible, not only cause of the singer couldn't sing, but i guess they tried to masque that with some kind of theatre play on stage, don't know what it was but not good at all!
    My rating: 4
    My prediction: Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    10. Belgium : Tom Dice - Me And My Guitar:

    I don't know what to say about this song, i really don't like it, it's too boring and lame maybe for me. And i didn't expect that it would make it to the final!
    My rating: 4
    My prediction: Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    11. Malta : Thea Garrett - My Dream:

    This is such a good song, typical Eurovision ballad which should make it to the final easily. Her performance was good, though i didn't like the thing with her dress, there was a person behind her who had wings, so it looked like she was an angel or so, it was weird and it wasn't that neccesary!
    My rating: 7
    My prediction: Qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    12. Albania : Juliana Pasha - It's All About You:

    This was one of my favourites from this final, really love the beat of it and she sings it good, even live, which i was afraid for that she couldn't! She did a good performance!
    My rating: 8
    My prediction: Qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    13. Greece : Giorgos Alkaios And Friends - Opa:

    Usually i like the Greek entries on Eurovision, but this year it's horrible, maybe cause it's a typical greek song?? don't know, but i don't like it and the performance wasn't that good either!
    My rating: 4
    My prediction: Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    14. Portugal : Filipa Azevedo - Há dias assim:

    When i first heard this song tonight i immediately had to think of disney lol, it's such a typical disney balled, don't know why but i had that feeling. The song and performance where good but i didn't expect that it would go to the final!
    My rating: 7
    My prediction: Not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    15. Macedonia : Gjoko Taneski, Billy Zver and Pejcin - Jas ja imam silata

    Horrible song and horrible performance, wanna forget this so fast!
    My rating: 3
    My prediction: Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Didn't qualify for the final

    16. Belarus : 3+2 Feat Robert Wells - Butterflies:

    Didn't like this at all, the song is so boring and the performance was so hilarious, when there came butterfly wings behind the singers! Weird performance and even weirder it went on to the final!
    My rating: 3
    My prediction: Definately not qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    17. Iceland : Hera Björk - Je ne sais quoi:

    And here's my definate favourite of the evening, she already performed as backing vocal at previous eurovisions but this year Hera tries it on her own. The song is fantastic, my favourite kind of musis and she did a great performance!
    My rating: 9
    My prediction: Definately qualify for the final
    End of the Evening: Qualified for the final

    So overall this is really the weakest semi final from this year but still i had a great evening watching it. I did predict some acts good, but was shocked by some who went to the final. So you can see it's hard to predict something like Eurovision, polls can't be trusted cause people vote in their own way, so it seems after tonight!

  • My Music Favourites 2010 (week 14)

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    THE INTRO


    * So the third week of Melodifestivalen and this week we had again Alcazar, the song is decent, not as good as last year but it's ok, so maybe a winner! Here's this weeks list:

    THE LIST


    1. --- 01 Lady GaGa - Telephone (Feat. Beyonce)
    2. --- 01 Eric Saade – Manboy
    3. 02 05 A1 - Don’t Wanna Lose You Again
    4. 01 07 Sugababes - Wear My Kiss
    5. 03 12 Jason Derulo - In My Head
    6. 04 06 Ray & Anita - In Da Name Of Love
    7. 05 06 Gabriella Cilmi - On A Mission
    8. 11 02 Ola Svensson - Unstoppable (The Return Of Natalie)
    9. 09 03 Diana Vickers – Once
    10.12 03 Hera Bjork - Je Ne Sais Quoi
    11.10 03 Linda Pritchard - You're Making me Hot-hot-hot
    12.06 04 Dj Bobo – Superstar
    13.07 04 Star Pilots - I'm Alive
    14.08 04 Play – Famous
    15.13 05 JLS - One Shot
    16.19 02 Jedward - Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)
    17.20 02 Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
    18.--- 01 Hanna Lindblad - Manipulated
    19.--- 01 Sanna Nielsen - Devotion
    20.14 05 Goldfrapp – Rocket
    21.15 03 Timbaland - If We Ever Meet Again (Feat. Katy Perry)
    22.16 08 Simon Curtis – Diablo
    23.17 07 Lifehouse - Halfway Gone
    24.18 07 Keri Hilson - I Like
    25.21 06 Jose Galisteo - Beautiful Life
    26.22 03 Mira Craig - I'll Take You High
    27.23 04 Leighton Meester - Your Love's A Drug
    28.24 04 Shontelle – Impossible
    29.25 18 Lady GaGa - Bad Romance
    30.26 13 A1 - Take You Home

    ~ Out this week:

    27.13 Timbaland - Morning After Dark (Feat. Nelly Furtado & SoShy)
    28.12 Jennifer Lopez - Louboutins
    29.11 Lasgo - Over You
    30.05 Three 6 Mafia - Feel It (Feat. Tiesto, Flo Rida And Sean Kingston)

    * So Lady GaGa with Beyonce got the top spot this week, right before Eric Saade, i love both songs but Telephone just a bit more. We'll see who's the strongest next week!

    THE HÓTNESS SECTION


    ~ Hót Possible New Entries For THE LIST:

    * Alcazar - Headlines
    * Elin Lanto - Doctor Doctor
    * Cascada - Pyromania
    * Linda Bengtzing & Velvet - Victorious
    * James Morrison - Get To You
    * Elin Lanto - Love Made Me Stupid
    * Gathania - Spinning
    * Kat DeLuna - Push Push
    * Morandi - Colors

    * So not much new songs this week, we'll see what happens!

    ~ Hót new song of the week:

    ~ Alcazar - Headlines

    * Loving the new song from Alcazar, but it's not as good as last years MF song, hopefully they will get far with it!