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Eurovision 2017 – Second Semifinal (Quick Note)

The opening

Out of nowhere one of the hosts gets a flute and other other an accordeon. It is hard to top Sweden when they have presented such great musical numbers the last two times they hosted the Eurovision . So, to start the second semifinal with a compilation of some of the past Eurovision hits, but with Ukrainian instruments and dance moves. Beautiful start. These are some of the moments where you can see all the people involved in this event and how much the care about the details. Personally this begging got me thrillied ’cause the play my favortite song and the one that got me involve in this, Fairytale by Alexander Rybak, Norway winner of 2008.


After that amazing start let me five you the highlights


Romania – Pelasurable exccentricity

The name of the song is “Yodel it”, and it is a rap. Guess what? A ras never won. But I guess, that is not the point. This song is a compilation of so many sounds. It’s is one of those things that you can’t either love or hate, it just gets you a smile out. Listen by yourself! If you it got you a smile and rise your eyebrows in amazement, then you are feeling exactly the same as me. But, 12 points for Romania

Croatia

Opera and pop, this is usually a nice combination, but all sang by the same person….. ehh.. changing back and forth from deep and high pitch voice. I get that he guy has a talent, but people should understand that it is not a talent show and it is show that is solely at trial here.


Bulgaria
Sometimes it is the show and sometimes it is the eccentricity that get them tot he final, but in this case, it was a good song. As it should always be, eh!


Here are the other countries

1. Serbia – She has got a hot dancer with her, maybe she will deserve some points because of that.

2. Austria – Awwwww.. Cute. He young red headed Shia Lebouf

3. F.Y.R. Macedonia – Alright, very energetic, but she should learn some better dance moves.

4. Malta – Years back they used to have better song that were nice to listen and catchy… but it appears that last year failure was not a one time thing.

5. Romania

6. The Netherlands – destiny’s child?

7. Hungary – One of those classics that just want to show some folklore. But that is not enough, they gotta mix it with rap. Why?

8. Denmark – ok, nothing special.

9. Ireland – She has a hot air ballo… sorry I mean He has a hot air balloon… but it feels like he is the missing member of a 90′ boy band.

10. San Marino – Finally something nice.

11. Croatia

12. Norway- Disco time???

13. Switzerland – Pink and Yellow, pink and yellow… She might get to the final, but not win.

14. Belarus – folklore, folklore, and more folklore in white.

15. Bulgaria

16. Lithuania – I can only see more 90’s style. Am I watching the right show?

17. Estonia – Love her voice, hate his. Please, go get lost in Verona.

18. Israel – I still wonder why you guys are in the Eurovision. But with hot guys like this I feel alive.


This is the list of the contestant that passed and will be in the final

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Eurovision 2017 – First Semifinal (Quick Note)

Even when it starts at 3 am in Taiwan, it is a show that I love to watch.

The Hosts

This year it is being hosted by Ukraine. Some years the hosts are really lame and they make the show terrible. Sweden has had the best hosts I have seen, but these Ukrainian guys aren’t falling behind. Nice, charming and witty.

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Kinda hot, if you ask me. I wonder if they are straight.


Highlights

Sweden!

So they decided to start the show with this absolutely outstanding handsome guy! Mans did a great Job two years ago, but I would not mind going back to Sweden AGAIN for him.

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Montenegro

A highlight? Yes! Not because he was good, but because he was a living braid helicopter, look at him! Then you wonder why the Eurovision is eccentric!

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Portugal

What a lovely song! Sweet, calm and it sounds so romantic. I am pretty sure he will not win, but it would be lovely if he does!

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The Other Songs

  1. Sweden
  2. Georgia – Beautiful voice, nice dress.
  3. Australia – His voice is too mature for his young face. I hated his background. Next time Aussies.
  4. Albania – Nothing special
  5. Belgium – I am surprised by her deep voice. Not my favourite, but the song is not bad.
  6. Montenegro
  7. Finland – it’s ok. Nothing more to say
  8. Azerbaijan – Not very good. I remember this country as having nice, well polished songs with classy performance. I think they are absobing the eccentricity from other. I, personally don’t see them in the final. But maybe if they buy it, of course.
  9. Portugal
  10. Greece – Nothing special
  11. Poland – Ehm… next.
  12. Moldova – They make think of Ed Sheeran… but, don’t misunderstand me, no nobody compares to Ed’s talent
  13. Iceland – a cape???
  14. Czech Republic – soft song, that is it.
  15. Cyprus – I actually enjoy this song. Very nice and the guy is good looking. Hope he makes it to the final.
  16. Armenia – Interesting hue
  17. Slovenia – Doesn’t he look like Robbie Williams?
  18. Latvia – Why??? are you the Miley Cyrus of Europe?
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Slovenia’s Robbie William

 

And if you are curious about Latvia

 

AN UPDATE

The countries that made it to the final are (in the order they were announced):

  • Moldova: Hey Mamma by Sunstroke Project
  • Azerbaijan: Skeletons by Dihaj
  • Greece: This Is Love by Demy
  • Sweden: I Can’t Go On by Robin Bengtsson
  • Portugal: Amar Pelos Dois by Salvador Sobral
  • Poland: Flashlight by Kasia Moś
  • Armenia: Fly With Me by Artsvik
  • Australia: Don’t Come Easy by Isaiah
  • Cyprus: Gravity by Hovig
  • Belgium: City Lights by Blanche

Ok, with Armenia, Greece and Poland, I  think they were just filling the remaining space. As these songs were not special at all.

I am also pretty sure Azerbaijan and Australia, pay quite a lot of money for this event, so even though they are not in the Big Ones, they always make to the Final.

Moldova, wasn’t a complete disaster. So altogether with Cyprus and Belgium, they are fairly in this list. Hope they do good in the final. and by this I mean I hope they do not end up last. I simply do not see them winning.

Sweden and Portugal. As you read before, they are some of my favorites. It would be very hard for me to have to chose between these two countries, but although the Swedish is hot, I think the Portugal guy has more talent.

As he did not needed much in his performance to make the audience vote for him. He did not even had to sing in English. His inicial introduction was so cute and not show off as others. It was only him in libraries and reading in the tram. He looks like a nice, well-hearted guy, with not only sweet voice but knowledgeable brain.

12 points for Portugal.


I hope you liked this quick note on the Eurovision.

I have watched the Eurovision for 8 years. Yes, sometimes it is disappointing to see get too political. But every year the show is espectacular, they put a lot of effort in the details and many of the performances are high quality. The songs feel fresh from what there is always on the radio. It can be quite weird sometimes, but it is entertaining. In short words, I love the Eurovision.

I will post again for the second semifinal and the final

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