I also think that the Common Linnets would have had an incredible huge hit if they had won Eurovision. Conchita's performance was incredible and the Bond-esque track's very entertaining but I think that the Dutch entry is more like an Evergreen. It still gets played on German radio weekly. I'm sure that it won't be forgotten.
When it comes to the Norwegian preselection, I fully agree but the Norwegian entry could've been better. His voice was so shakey and the staging looked cheesy as fu*k. They destroyed their winning chances.
It's funny that you say the UK entry has been the best one for a while since I consider their entries from 2009 to 2013 to be better (Molly was ok, though).
It's also nice to see San Marino (finally they made it to the finals!), Italy, Spain, Finland, Iceland in your Top 10!
Slovenia seems to be one of the most underrated countries in Eurovision (together with Croatia and maybe Czech Republic)
It's great to read that you like the Azerbaijani entry. If you ask me, it's simply brilliant. What a quality entry!
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A rare thing for us that our #1s do match. nice top 10
Thanks! - Yeah, it was great to share the same #1 with you. WE WERE SO CLOSE in 2014
Wow! That's interesting that you have you very own software! And it's tracking back to 2000? That's incredible! I would have loved to have the same system!
It's a pity that you didn't enjoy 2014 that much. Personally, I think it was a great year again.
I'm glad to see Slovenia, Sweden and the Netherlands in your Top 3. All three entries are part of my Top 10 as well.
When it comes to Russia, I thought that it was too basic to qualify. If it hadn't represented Russia but, let's say, Slovenia or Switzerland, it wouldn't have qualified. It's catchy, though.
Ireland and Portugal got a bit robbed (even though I was not a huge fan of both entries), I would have loved to see them in the final.
Yeeeeeeeeeeees! Finally, someone is appreciating the killer, should-have-won Polish entry!
Amazing Top 4! Love all songs!
France is meh, though
Ignore my comment about France when I was replying to Leychen's top 10
Your Top 10 is so Eurovision-esque again! I love it. You have a nice mixed bag and a lot of uptempo entries!
It's crazy you've become such a stan! Hopefully, Marco appreciates having a huge fan of his music in Germany!
Have already commented on the Italian entry from 2013.. but I just have to say it again: Marco is amazing! I love his voice, his physique, his tracks and "L'essenziale" just felt right. Like a timeless classic!
WOW! I completely forgot about the theme song! Even though I consider "Rainmaker" to be uneventful and generic, I have to say that Emmelie nailed it with the performance. That was simply stunning and innovative! What a performance!
Actually, I have never thought about having a theme song again. It just feels strange to not treat it as a tradition now since you mentioned it.
I'm glad that you share your #1 with the public/jury again!
Sweden, Hungary, the Netherlands.. all of them had been part of the real final Top 5 as well. It seems that you have to be very happy about the results! Your taste in music matches the European one.
Poor Elaiza, though. They had a nice concept but failed miserably. I disliked the track when I heard it for the very first time and they I saw them live at the preselection. Sadly, they haven't improved their performance until Copenhagen. It looked so freaking amateur-ish, like a school band performing at a "Bierzelt".
That being sad, it's a pity that a German entry which had been highly supported by our public and our radio stations failed in Eurovision, though.
Nice to see Spain & Norway
Great Top 10. There's no song I dislike! - It's also great to see The Common Linnets on top!
It still amazes me to read that you've become a "full-fledged Eurovision fan"! I love it that you're part of the community and watching one edition of Eurovision live with you someday is one of my private goals
I'd be happy for you to encounter the vibe of the Eurovision fever which is clearly circulating around several places in Europe/Australia on the day of the final!
Conchita really turned you into a fan! That's pretty awesome!
I also like to see Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary, Russia, Italy, UK, Finland, Switzerland in your Top 10!
No worres! Take your time, mate!
I can't believe you really insulted 2013 to be "bland". Apart from very few entries I dislike, I think it was brilliant!
I have no clue why Emmelie & Loreen didn't continue being successful. Both ladies clearly had the biggest potential of all last Eurovision winners to get a decent career in Europe. They clearly struggled with some label issues and finding a way to promote and release a proper second single in other markets. WHAT A WASTE!
I can't believe you stanned for Serbia. That's so effing random!
Cascada really deserved to be #11 to #16 but I really think that the song was too similar to "Euphoria" + Her performance was a mess + Vocally, she had seen better days. She even was off-key. So in the end, the rank wasn't THAT surprising. Still underrated, though.
Romania & Bulgaria were part of my personal "hate club". Both entries are so freaking annoying.
Lovely, to see San Marino being a bit successful in your ranking!
Russia was indeed very bland, not authentic at all and utterly generic. It's outrageous that it went Top 5.
Russia's clearly very successful in Eurovision and they always try their best and invest much to get a great result but 90% of their entries are manufactured formulaic pop tracks which would have flopped in Russia if it hadn't been for Eurovision. I don't mind countries trying new things and delivering perfect performances but I honestly hope to see a TRUE RUSSIAN ENTRY in an upcoming Eurovision edition. They have such a very unique and interesting music scene but they still submit bland ballads to Eurovision (2013-2015).
The Swiss guy was hot? - So many (gay) Eurovision fans said it back then.. I could only shake my head. I don't think he's attractive at all... and I seriously think that most Eurovision fans kept saying that he's hot to themselves until they've finally believed it. 2013 was a horrible year anyway... apart from Farid (which most gays thought he was 'too short'), there was no eye candy in the contest. No pretty gurls.
2014 was indeed a great year! What a great comeback for the Netherlands. Anouk has already been glorious but the Common Linnets were absolutely outstanding. I wanted them to win
Nice to see Sweden, Armenia, Norway, Hungary, Spain, Austria and even little San Marino on your list! Great bunch of songs!
I have no clue why the official Eurovision channel uploaded the entries in such a bad quality. It's not the case with the other years, though.
Thanks for sharing the right link for semi 1!
WHAT?! 2014 wasn't bad either! Maybe your taste has changed a bit?
The energy was really intense in the arena when Conchita hasn't been mentioned as a qualifier until the very last opportunity.
I'm glad to see Austria, Sweden, Italy, The Netherlands, Slovenia (criminally underrated) and Norway on your list.
Personally, I think that Ukraine (as well as Russia) was overrated but I loved wheel on stage, haha.
No one expected Azerbaijan to fail. Personally, it was a funny moment to see Greece and Azerbaijan being BEHIND Germany in the end (even though Germany already didn't get a great rank) but in my opinion, Azerbaijan didn't deserve it. It was a classy, timeless entry with exceptionally brilliant and deep lyrics. Beautiful arrangement and a link to Azerbaijani traditional music. I'm glad juries put her #8.
The German performance was indeed far from being professional. They looked like amateurs.