Eurovision 2017 preview: Albania, Belgium & Montenegro

Posted: 03/04/2017 in Eurovision 2017

All of this year’s songs have been selected, the running order has been decided: let’s get this show on the road!  I’ll be reviewing all of this year’s participants three by three in running order. Lord, gimme strength… Let the Hunger Games…eum…fun begin!


The Song: Eum, didn’t we hear this two songs ago? Another one Big on Drama, my oh my. But then again, what was I expecting from Albania? LOVING the orchestra in the third act of the song. But THOSE LYRICS!

Standout lyric:It don’t make sense, what’s happening” Exactly.

The Voice: And THAT VOICE. If Georgia was flirting with going overboard, this one is already drowning as if there was no door in the vicinity with room enough for two people (#moveoverRose). All a bit too much for my taste.

The Performance: I kinda hope she’ll spice it up Aurela Gace style. Wait, that one didn’t qualify, did it. But I still love it nonetheless. Something with power to balance out Lindita’s vocals would be great.

In one line: *puts earplugs in*
PREDICTION: I don’t think so. In this semi, this is more of an obvious NON QUALIFIER, I’m afraid.


The Song: BAM. I mean: for years I’ve been waiting for our country to deliver something stunning, and now RTBF manages to pick two stellar entries back-to-back. This is very non-Eurovision, which makes me love it even more than I already do because of its amazingly bewildering and nicely balanced, cool atmosphere.

Standout lyric:Are you ready to take my hand?” Understated, yet beautiful.

The Voice: Blanche’s low register is slightly weird but very intriguing. Her switch to falsetto is stunning and most welcome – kinda love that she drops again for the final chorus. Curious to hear this live, especially with the backing that accompanies Blanche for a large part of the song.

The Performance: Something along the video would be nice, with some lighting effects that are as understated as the song itself. And fingers crossed that Blanche will radiate a bit more than in that video, where she has about as much charm as a wet mop.

In one line: Proud!
PREDICTION: I’m hardly the one to be playing the patriot, but I get the feeling this will do VERY well. Secretly hoping for a top three, or why not the gold? Never in a million years did I think I’d say that in my lifetime. Obvious QUALIFIER, I’d say.


The Song: Ow Montenegro, you almost never disappoint. It makes absolutely no sense, and that’s exactly what it wants to do. Discolicious.

Standout lyric:Come into me from within ” Eum, come again?

The Voice: Well, it’s Deen all over again, no?

The Performance: Deen and Conchita have made a proverbial baby, haven’t they? I just hope he doesn’t feel the need to flash his torso like he does in the video. Not that’s not pleasing on the eye, on the contrary, but I get enough of those self absorbed queens on my Grindr #thanksbutnothanks

In one line: Even better after a bit of space cake.
PREDICTION: It won’t, will it? I don’t think so. NON QUALIFIER it is. But I won’t complain in the least if it does make the final.


– Belgium
– Sweden
– Montenegro
– Georgia, Australia, Albania

Tomorrow: Finland, Azerbaijan & Portugal!

  1. togravus says:

    Good to read you again, Dimi. 🙂

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