Eurovision Song Contest Wrap-Up

So, first, sorry for the delay, I have had some major crap go down that did not allow me to post this when I wanted (the reason for that will be made very evident on Friday when I post my 100th [100TH!!!] post).

With that said, let’s look at the top 5 songs from the show along with what I believed the verdict would be:

 

WINNER: Conchita Wurst – “Rise Like a Phoenix” (Austria)

 

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Verdict: It’s a hard call, but I think this may be the one song that probably deserves to get in, but doesn’t because it’s not poppy enough. Actually, it’s more like the song feels too dated for the times

2ND PLACE: The Common Linnetts – “Calm Before the Storm” (The Netherlands)

 

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Verdict: This is another tricky one because it’s not going to necessarily be done on the merits. They’ll clear the semis, no problem. While I don’t believe country music is as huge worldwide as it is here, I don’t see why they don’t make the finals purely on quality. I wonder if the fact that it’s country music they’re selling hurts their chances, and I don’t know if the youth set connects to them easily, so I don’t think they win, but they may make a good push.

3RD PLACE: Sanna Nielsen – “Undo” (Sweden)

 

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Verdict: Sanna’ll make the finals relatively easily. If she stabilizes that one word, she will be a major threat. She should make top ten, even make a good push for five. As it stands she’s hovering around the three spot in my book.

4TH PLACE – Aram MP3 – “Not Alone” (Armenia)

 

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Verdict: Since Aram Mp3 has talent, he’ll make the finals relatively easily. I don’t think he’ll win in the finals, but I have a feeling he’ll pop relatively high. He may make top ten, even

5TH PLACE – Andras Kallay-Saunders – “Running” (Hungary)

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Verdict: He’s in the finals, guaranteed. If Kállay-Saunders can pull this off live, and they keep the DnB beats on it, then he’s got a real good shot to bring Budapest a show. This is probably going to end up being my either number one or number two pick right here especially since this was my personal pick when the songs were just starting to get released.

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Eurovision Song Contest: Copenhagen 2014 – Armenia

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Part 2 of our 39 part run up to the start of the Eurovision Song Contest takes us to Armenia to look at Aram Mp3’s chances at bringing the Contest to sunny Yerevan

Artist: Aram Mp3

Song: “Not Alone”

Analysis: When I set up the draft of this post, Aram Mp3 had not announced the track he was using, but even then I decided he was a pretty good singer based on the live performances I saw on Youtube. I’ve seen comparisons with JT (that’s Justin Timberlake for those who fell off the back of a turnip truck), and they aren’t unfounded…

…but then I found the video for the song. Now, first of all, there’s only one video for this song, and it’s the official music video, so no, I do not have him singing *this* song live, which could be a problem. It’s a slow, fairly depressing song, which generally doesn’t work, but for someone with talent, it could work. Aram Mp3 (and what the hell is up with the name?) has the chops to make it work…if it had stayed depressing. Near the end, he takes the song into a hard right turn to wtf…as he proceeds to go dubstep (dare I say grime, even) on the track. Why in God’s name would you do that, son?

Verdict: Since Aram Mp3 has talent, he’ll make the finals relatively easily. I don’t think he’ll win in the finals, but I have a feeling he’ll pop relatively high. He may make top ten, even