Eurovision 2017 preview: FYR Macedonia, Malta & Romania!

Posted: 09/04/2017 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!

 FYR MACEDONIA

The Song: Electro pop, yay! Loving the verses and the bridge – the chorus could have been a little more exciting, but I’ll allow it. A nice song to strut along to in my living room. Or elsewhere, for that matter.

Standout lyric:I let the pavement be my catwalk”  I know the feeling, darling.

The Voice: Will she be able to give it some welly, or will she prove as flat as the chorus of her song?

The Performance: Will this be as cool as it wants to be? (Side note: HATE the preview video.)

In one line: Strutalicious.
PERSONAL TOTAL:
PREDICTION: I’m getting the distinct feeling that this is my yearly “OMG I love this” song that completely bombs live (see: Slovenia 2013 & Israel 2014 ao.). So I’m gonna go with my gut and say this is a NON QUALIFIER. #sadface

MALTA

The Song: This is so cheesy I could die. Chaumes or Herve: they’ve got a really strong smell as well. But at least they taste good. The way the “climbing all the walls” goes, really reminds me of parts of Pocahontas’ “Colors of the wind”, by the way.

Standout lyric:Of a true acrobat for love ”  Eum…sure. Whatever.

The Voice: This is the kind of Mariah Diva use of voice that really doesn’t fall within my taste parameters. I can hear she can sing, but she just tries too hard for me.

The Performance: Full on Ballad, I presume. Somebody bring me some wine to survive this cheesefest!

In one line: Oh, suffocate already.
PERSONAL TOTAL:
PREDICTION: It’s a rare occasion when Malta doesn’t make the final. And it would be quite ironic to have Claudia not survive the semi, when she’s finally made it to Eurovision. I’m gonna decide at the end of this semi (there I go again…). Borderliner.

ROMANIA

The Song: You have got to be fucking joking.

Standout lyric:Sing it up, sing it baby”  And isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

The Voice: Off-key rapper? Check. Girl making funny noises? Check. Both crumble when they have to actually sing? Check. Eye roll? Check.

The Performance: I suppose they won’t change much from the NF performance. Ilinca has a very natural stage presence, which helps this atrocity A LOT. What doesn’t hurt either, is Alex. Come to Dimi.

In one line: High on hill was a lonely entry – lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo.
PERSONAL TOTAL:
PREDICTION: This’ll either be last or QUALIFY. I’m going for the latter. Against my will.

CURRENT RESULTS

– Belgium, Portugal, Armenia
– Sweden, Finland, Azerbaijan, Iceland, FYR Macedonia
– Montenegro, Poland, Latvia, Serbia
– Georgia, Australia, Albania, Czechia, Cyprus, Austria
– Greece, Moldova, Slovenia, Malta, Romania
– Russia

Tomorrow: Netherlands, Hungary & Denmark!

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