Monday, May 21, 2012
The Final Six Entries in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest
These are the five nations who are always in the Finals, plus last year's winner and this year's host, Azerbaijan.
United Kingdom: "Love Will Set You Free" by Engelbert Humperdinck
The UK always tries to make an effort, like trying to get Morrissey, or getting Andrew Lloyd Webber to write the song. This year they got decades past pop idol Humperdinck. It's just not enough, UK…
France: "Echo (You and I)" by Anggun
Speaking of trying to win, every once in a while France decides they'd like to win and actually enters something catchy and modern. This is one of those years. Another one that's growing on me.
Italy: "L'Amore È Femmina (Out Of Love)" by Nina Zilli
I think this one has a real chance of winning. Dancey, jazzy and fun.
Azerbaijan: "When the Music Dies" by Sabina Babayeva
Another power ballad, but a strong one and a real contender for the win.
Spain: "Quédate Conmigo (Stay With Me)" by Pastora Soler
You'll have to click the link above to see the Spain video, embedding forbidden by YouTube. It has no chance to win though in my opinion, but then again, just my opinion...
Germany: "Standing Still" by Roman Lob
Europe aside, I think this could be a hit here. I like it a lot, one of my favorites, and another strong contender for the win.
The Grand Final for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest takes place on May 26th in Baku, Azerbaijan.