Three more songs have joined the 2018 Eurovision field—two from national selections and one from… just showing up? San Marino has a business proposition for you while Israel poses a challenge to the concept of live vocals. Plus, we get ready for the onslaught of Stupor Saturday. Get excited! [Read more…]
Will we go 10-for-10 in our guesses for who will qualify out of the first Eurovision semi-final? After much number-crunching, YouTube watching, head scratching, and consensus building, we have finally compiled our data and have made our prediction for which ten acts we think will advance out of the first semi-final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The 10 acts that we think will advance, presented in alphabetical order, are: Armenia Australia Azerbaijan Belgium Finland Greece Latvia Moldova Portugal Sweden Let’s talk about our confidence levels, shall we? Azerbaijan, Belgium, Portugal, and Sweden are the acts in which we are most confident, as they have all appeared in the top 10 of every single metric we have measured in this process. Armenia, Australia, Greece, and Moldova we also feel pretty confident about. Each had one metric that fell out of the top 10, but have otherwise strong records. Australia is the iffiest of the group, as Isaiah’s rehearsal footage was his low-scoring metric, which may indicate a slide in popularity. Moldova has been just making it into the top 10 of most rankings, though one of our gut predictions has “Hey Mamma” as 14th. The two acts that are gambles on […] [Read more…]
Eduard Romanyuta wants our love, but does Moldova want to make it the Eurovision finals this year?
It may be “Time” for Belarus to make a move in the Eurovision Song Contest, as the track by Uzari and Maimuna may be the country’s strongest entry ever.
Eduard Romanyuta keeps Moldova’s hilarious and bizarre Eurovision streak alive.
It wouldn’t be the Eurovision Song Contest without an über Power Ballad. “Undo” by Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen takes on the challenge, but is it a shoo-in for the final?
Belgium’s Axel Hirsoux sings the hell out of “Mother” but a good song does not necessarily equal a good entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Rainbows! Togetherness! Outer Space! The only thing The Shin and Mariko’s Eurovision entry for Georgia doesn’t have is cohesion.
Moldova taps into dubstep and overwrought lyrics with its Eurovision Song Contest entry “Wild Soul” by Cristina Scarlat. Will Europe respond to this style the way it did in 2013?
Maybe San Marino will finally make it to the Eurovision Song Contest final with “Maybe” by Valentina Monetta. For the third time to be a charm, it may require some errors from ESC heavyweights.