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 – Netherlands

 

Welcome to part 14 in our 39 part breakdown of the Eurovision Song Contest! Today’s breakdown takes us to Amsterdam, where in addition to some the best molly money can buy, you can apparently find country music. The Common Linnets are in it to win it, but do they have the muster to get it done?

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Artist: The Common Linnets

Track: “Calm Before the Storm”

Analysis: Okay, quick one minute rant. Why…the fuck…are you doing country music…at friggin Eurovision? I mean, if this were the AMAs or some shit, you’d be straight, but good God, the whole point of this is to be able to win, go on tour where everyone and their mothers will put a sweet vocal house or vocal trance beat on your shit and make you lots of money. When the hell has country music ever benefited from techno? Cotton Eye Joe notwithstanding.

Now that I have that out of my system, let me start by saying that I am not a country fan (thank you Captain Obvious). With that said, Nashville should be proud, a little jealous and maybe a little concerned since The Common Linnets are doing it better than everyone else I’ve heard in a minute. The voices are gold, the melody is nice and mellow. It’s sippin whiskey outside on a sunny day with your dog Blue at the fishin’ hole music if I’ve ever heard it.

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.