Eurovision Song Contest: Copenhagen 2014 – Selection Show

Over the last 37 days, I have broken down each Eurovsion entry and have given general impressions of how each will do. Today, we get specific as I break down my number one, two, three spot and Dark Horse picks.. The winner needs no explanation, of course. The Number two pick is my second choice. It does not necessarily mean that it is a second place song, it could even be up for the win. Lastly, the Dark Horse pick is the track that has no chance in Hell at winning, but I really like it, and hope it wins. More often than not, it’s a cheesy as hell song. Sometimes it’s just a track that’s real good, but not what people are listening to at the moment. So without further ado, here are my picks for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest!

WINNER: Hungary András Kállay-Saunders – “Running”

This track has it all: great vocals, meaningful lyrics, kickass DnB beat, this is prime for club play and radio play. Easily my favorite in the field.

NUMBER 2 PICK: Sweden Sanna Nielsen – “Undo”

This track is just what I would have assumed if I were looking for some future sounding pop ballad.

THREE SPOT: F.Y.E. Macedonia Tijana – “To the Sky”

 

The only reason why this track is at the three spot is because I don’t think Macedonia has the cash to host. All things considered, I would have to put this in a tie with Sweden.

DARK HORSE: San Marino Valentina Monetta – “Maybe (Forse)”

I’m not sure what it is about this song, but something tell me this track will surprise people….if Ms. Monetta would kindly please not eff it up.

 

 

 

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Eurovision Song Contest: Copenhagen 2014 – Macedonia

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This is part…God, what are we up to now? 27  of our 39 part run up to the Eurovision Song Contest. Skopje is one of the last places on Earth one would remember existed, but will their entry to the Contest will definitely make you remember the name, and possibly host it? Let’s take a look!

Artist: Tijana

Song: “To the Sky”

Analysis: Well, it’s definitely a pop song, and it’s actually pretty well done. Tijana has a pretty good, albeit low, range, and has good command of it. The melody is quite catchy for a pop-techno track. There’s not that many lyrics, that is to say there’s a verse and then the chorus is repeated fifty-seven times, but that’s okay in this case, she’s doing more than enough to look beyond that issue. Whether or not she can do it for real, live, we’ll see.

Verdict: Definitely makes the finals. Definitely makes a good run, the question is how high? I can make a pretty good argument for the win. I don’t think it will since there are a few tracks that are better in my opinion, but she’s definitely top ten, maybe even top five.