Eurovision 2018

Eurovision 2018
Lisbon, Portugaleurovision logo 2018

THE YEAR OF NO GREAT BREAK THROUGHS
or
THE YEAR OF BLACK, WHITE AND METALLIC GREY
or
THE YEAR THAT PANTS OUTNUMBER DRESSES*

Where’s the passion? Where’s the guts? And really: All Aboard!? That means there’s a TRAIN COMING, peoples! Nothing to do with the ocean.

THE OFFICIAL TOP THREE
Israel
Cyprus
Austria

MY TOP THREE
Denmark
Czech Republic
Italy

DENMARK. RASMUSSEN. HIGHER GROUND.
Anthemic. Powerful. And a KEY CHANGE. Could have done with a bit more of the Ruslana-Wild-Dances-type-choreography but mesmerising anyway. And beautifully crafted lyrics and imagery.  Freeze the arrow in the air, boys!denmark 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC. MIKOLAS JOSEPH.
LIE TO ME.
Exuberant. Cheeky. Fun. Was there a camel in his backpack?

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ITALY. NON ME AVETE FATTO NIENTE. ERMAL META & FABRIZIO MORO.
Honest, earnest with a driving melody. Go Ermal & Fabrizio.

italy 2018

Special mention to:

MOLDOVA.  MY LUCKY DAY. DoReDoS.
moldova 2018.pngHow can you not love this song? Saucy. Upbeat. And choreographed to perfection! So clever.

 serbia 2018

SERBIA. NOVA DECA. SANJA ILIC & BALKANIKA.
Hey, the drums don’t work! Almost brilliant but not quite. Dramatic traditional flavour.

FRANCE. MERCY, MADAME MONSIEUR.
Exquisite. france 2018

FINLAND. MONSTERS. SAARA AALTO.
Polished and powerful and catchy. Great performance, Saara! finland 2018

* What does this mean for Eurovision? Not sure.

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