I think the Grand Finals' songs are great...but I think not all songs addictive to me. :p
But don't worry, if you can't wait to the Latvian National Final at Saturday next week (February 18th, 2012), here is the great news! The Grand Finals Running Order of Eirodziesma 2012 is announced! Here is it:
Hello guys! I think you guys excited for the Grand Finals of Eurovision Memories 12 that will take place in Malmö, Sweden. Yeah...this is the last episode of the first season of this contest. Don't be disappointed first, because this contest will be back in the future with the second season there!
BUT, before we start the second season, the Grand Finalists' of Malmö 12 will compete each other for the top place. This will be another exciting moment, because we will find out the winner! Many countries have great songs, amazing songs, until the song that make us addicted to! Wow, wow, wow....almost can't believe that! :)
The Grand Finals will take place at our chat here at 20:00 CET tonight. Will Sweden break a record to win for second consecutive time (and it will results a record, maybe?!)...or...will there a surprise? Because the Grand Finals' sounds tight, let we hope the best. Good luck, Grand Finalists! Wish you guys all the best and luck! ;) (tatasport)
Well, this time EM travelled up to North to Malmo, Sweden. A record number of 35 countries are participating with the newcomers Luxembourg and Belgium, without any country withdrawing, but with a disqualification: Russia.
Because of the great number of participations, there were 2 semi-finals. Sweden, Norway and France are already in the final because they were the top3 last edition.
In the first semi-final we had 16 countries:
1.Iceland Hera Björk - "My heart"
2.Croatia Massimo - "Iz jednog pogleda"
3.Serbia Funky G - "Tequila"
4.United Kingdom McFly - "The Heart Never Lies"
5.Finland Hanna Pakarinen - "Go Go"
6.Monaco MylèneFarmer - "Lonely Lisa"
7.Estonia Kerli - "Army of Love"
8.Greece Shaya - "Lene"
9.Latvia Lauris Reiniks - "Sunrise"
10.Armenia Silva Hakobyan - "Sasna Par"
11.Turkey Murat Boz - "Özledim"
12.Cyprus Nikki Ponte - " I don't wanna dance alone"
13.Italy Eros Ramazzotti & Cher - "Piu che puoi"
14.Moldova Florin Chilian - "Zece" (poll qualifier)
15.Azerbaijan Səbinə Babayeva - "Röya Kimi"
16.Albania Alban Skenderaj Feat. Miriam Cani - "Somebody Hurts"
In the second semi-final we had another 16 countries:
1.Denmark Aya - "Best Thing I Got"
2.Ukraine Nikita - "2012"
3.Spain Fangoria - "Bailando"
4.Lithuania Simona Milinytė - "One of a Kind"
5.Slovakia Peter Bič Project - "Hey Now"
6.Russia МакSим - "Осколки"
7.Belgium Milk inc. - "Shadow"
8.Romania Raluka - "Out Of Your Business"
9.Bulgaria Andrea & Costi - "Neblagodaren"
10.Luxembourg Nolwenn Leroy - "La Jument de Michao"
11.Netherlands Caro Emerald - "A Night Like This"
12.Israel Shiri Maimon - "Le'an Shelo Telchi"
13.Portugal Vânia Fernandes - "Tudo me Dobra Pena" (poll qualifier)
14.Ireland Imelda May - 'Mayhem' (poll qualifier)
15.Germany Glasperlenspiel - "Echt"
16. Poland Video - "Bella"
(In red, the countries that qualified by the voting; in blue, the countries that passed the Second Chance Vote)
Now, my opinions of the musics by order of presentation in the final.
1.Italy Eros Ramazzotti & Cher - "Piu che puoi"
Italy sends two great voices from modern music together: a sign that they really want to win for the 3rd time! Besides some parts where Cher's voice fails, the song it's very good and it can get a good place in the votings.
2.Romania Raluka - "Out Of Your Business"
Trying to win for the second time, Romania sends an actual disco theme, but personnaly, it won't go too further in the scoreboard.
3.Iceland Hera Björk - "My heart"
Iceland puts hope in his 2010 Eurovision representant, Hera Bjork, with a song that can be enough rated to a top 10.
4.France Edith Piaf - "La vie en rose"
In EM11, Edith Piáf brought a 3rd place for France. Now, she's trying to get an even better score with "La Vie En Rose". Not better that "Non, Je ne Regrette Rien", but it will get a top 5 place.
5.Sweden Loreen - "Sober"
Trying to win for the second time in a row, Sweden plays at home with a disco song, very different from last edition. A top 10 is guarenteed, in my opinion.
6.Israel Shiri Maimon - "Le'an Shelo Telchi"
Israel, like Iceland, appeals to eurovision participate Shiri Maimon (2005). Israel comes back to EM with a good song, but not more than 5th place.
7.Finland Hanna Pakarinen - "Go Go"
After the last place at home, Finland changes completely and send a rock-type song with a simply chorus: GO GO! Top 10, maybe.
8.Denmark Aya - "Best Thing I Got"
Denmark goes for English and for an ex-Dansk Melodi Prix participant. Aya comes with an up-tempo song which can bring a top 10 position.
9.Monaco MylèneFarmer - "Lonely Lisa"
Monaco, just like Finland, changes completely his choices and goes for a disco-type song. In my opinion, it won't be very rated.
10.Belgium Milk inc. - "Shadow"
As a newcomer, Belgium should impress, and it does, but not too much. It chose a type of song that is already common but, it must get many points.
11.Germany Glasperlenspiel - "Echt"
Germany still continues in disco themes, but it got better from last edition. "Echt" should get sufficient points for a top10.
12.Turkey Murat Boz - "Özledim"
Turkey, this edition, brought a slower music that in EM11. It would be a point, but, personally, the lyrics don't go well with the music. So, it wouldn't get many points.
13.Moldova Florin Chilian - "Zece"
Moldova goes right to the top5 this edition. A wonderful choice! It differs from the other countries by going classic.
14.Norway Reidun Sæther - "High On Love"
Norway show us an MGP Norway participant with a vibrating song, that should captivate the juries.
15.Ireland Imelda May - 'Mayhem'
Ireland stays different with a catchy song, with an well chosen voice. Top 10, in my opinion.
16.Netherlands Caro Emerald - "A Night Like This"
Same type of Ireland, but slower, which give an advantage to Netherlands. Wonderful song, it can be the 1st winner for the Netherlands.
17.Portugal Vânia Fernandes - "Tudo me Dobra Pena"
Last edition, tried to follow the music tendencies, but it gone bad. This edition, it switched and brought Vânia Fernandes (2008 ESC representant) with a classic song with something that makes it different. It would get some points, at least, for the top10.
18.United Kingdom McFly - "The Heart Never Lies"
Classic British Song: United Kingdom goes for a typical recipe to try to win for the 2nd time. McFly will surely fly to a top10.
19.Luxembourg Nolwenn Leroy - "La Jument de Michao"
A newcomer must impress, and Luxembourg does it very well! A easy-to-memorise song, with a great rytmic. Shoul Luxembourg got their 1st winner in their 1st appearance?
20.Albania Alban Skenderaj Feat. Miriam Cani - "Somebody Hurts"
An amazing duo, an amazing melody, what can we ask more? Too bad doesn't have a real videoclip, but it's the song that matters. I'm looking foward to see a top 5 to this song.
So, that's what I have to say: Good luck to all participants and hope to see all 35 in EM13