Ofcourse there are some countries who pay much of money to be not in any semi final … cause they just sponsor the complete show. To be honest, I am so happy that the Netherlands is not doing that .. can you imagine we would sponsor a show with many bad performing live acts? Yeah indeed! We have enough shows in tv like The Voice Of Holland, Idols, Holland’s Got Talent and many others. So .. let us stay in the semi -finals and it’s oke for me! Or was just the sound technician sleeping most of the time in the semi-finals? Who knows ;).
Also this year we made it to the finals as a small country. Guess some ears are working when they are voting. Thank you Europe! But ofcourse there is still too much trash tonight in the finals. Anyway .. you already know what I think about most of the songs tonight (Semi-Final 1 + Semi-Final 2 ).. but not what I think about the big 5 + Ukraine! So here we goooooooo:
01 Ukraine O.Torvald – Time
After winning the 2016th edition of the Eurovision with a really terrible song .. they thought in Ukraine they could do it better. Ofcourse this song is still not amazing .. it’s not worth a top 10 position because of the vocals .. but it’s not killing my ears like last year.
02 Italy Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma
I was a big fan of Italian languaged songs when I was a kid. Laura Pausini .. oh my .. I have been singing so many of her songs and not knowing what she was singing. Francesco Gabbani gives me the same feeling. If his LIVE performance stays as good as this one: https://youtu.be/xmpc3fcrNJQ … I think he will end up in top 15 for sure. The official version has got a nice video by the way: https://youtu.be/-OnRxfhbHB4
03 U.K. Lucie Jones – Never Give Up On You
Hello Lucie! Your song sounds like a known song too. But I forgive you. You sing OK in this live video ( https://youtu.be/NkNQIShMZfY ) even though I think you will sing out of tune live at the ESC finals. Please don’t try to shout and sing! Your official video sounds much better ( https://youtu.be/ac5xNUfzCY4 ) .. so please sing like they let you sing with the computer improvements oke? You can do it! Are there good CLUB remixes available?
04 Spain Manel Navarro – Do It For Your Lover
If Manel is singing like this for his lover ( https://youtu.be/SwS45HBhzTs ) .. I think he will have more than 1 lover. What a happy song. I think all the chicks will walk around him and want him!
I wish this will be top 5 (or for sure top 10!!) … this can be a SUMMER HIT !!! Official video: https://youtu.be/Gb2eaC0yiwU
05 Germany Levina – Perfect Life
I thought it was forbidden to steal songs at the Eurovision? The melody is directly stolen from David Guetta feat Sia – Titanium ( https://youtu.be/JRfuAukYTKg ) … which idiot at the Eurovision did not hear this? Come on .. this is not allowed! The live version is not bad: https://youtu.be/dpESkcTVdkk … and also the official one is nice: https://youtu.be/y7pUKkSrXFY . But follow the rules!!!
06 France Alma – Requiem
HELLO ALMA !!!!! It’s that I am already taken .. but I think Alma is the most beautiful woman of the complete Eurovision 2017 !!! 12 points from the Netherlands! And the song is live ( https://youtu.be/XgpskxGmn5w ) also amazing! Also the official video is cool: https://youtu.be/Koi36aeRv7I !! Top 5 for me! Even though it sounds a bit like Ace Of Base.
07 Russia Julia Samoylova – Flame Is Burning
The country which is NOT allowed because the singer has been in a region what Ukraine wants … but what Russia claims to own. I am so happy that they say in the opening ceremony “The songcontest which brings countries together” .. cause that’s exactly what they DON’T do.
Julia is not the best singer .. but at least she is not singing out of tune like many other participants. Check her live video here: https://youtu.be/Qu5kSWkZqOI
But still .. we can all agree that the song by Russia in 2016 should have been the winner right? Sergey had the best song and the best credits to be played worldwide on radio and TV. https://youtu.be/gHgxi57Um0w
I think the organization should look more to the commercial side of the event .. letting a terrible song win .. or letting a song win which will NEVER get much airplay worldwide, or even “Europeanwide” is not smart.
Anyway .. don’t forget to vote THE NETHERLANDS tonight!!! O’G3NE has to win! Thank you!
Tonight’s BINGO card is also something you really need ofcourse:
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