06
Feb
09

Eurovision previews

It’s that time of the year when the different European countries are busy selecting their entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. Some countries have already selected their represntative so I just had a listen via YouTube to them. Here are a couple of my picks.

Finland have become a serious contender in recent years and this year are sending a really good dance song called Lose Control by the group Waldo’s People. This is my favourite so far:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybbNQnSPseA

France are putting up one of their more well known singers, Patricia Kaas. The song has that typical Parisian cabaret sound which I love and is called Et s’il fallait le faire (And if it had to be done):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYY5PJLiT5Q

16 year old Kejsi Tola is representing Albania with this dancefloor stomper with an exotic feel, Më merr në ëndërr (Take me in your dreams). Kejsi will be performing this in English for the actual contest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGU30s9f86E

I really like Slovenia’s entry which is a bit unusual since the group is a string quartet who take the lead in the song. The vocals don’t even start until well after a minute into the song. The group is Quartissimo and the vocalist is Martina Majerle. I like the simple but effective stage presentation too. The song is called Love Symphony:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_oEngkLnXg

Those are my four favourites out of the fifteen songs confirmed so far.

Sweden starts Melodifestivalen tomorrow, a six week competition to choose their entry and I will be following it each week. Hopefully I’ll have some comments to make this weekend on the first semi-final.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Eurovision previews”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Archives

Categories


%d bloggers like this: