So back to the 2020 countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine and United Kingdom.
And okay I will focus on the once in bold before I wrap this blog series up and end it on Saturday with the 2020 Eurovision, the Eurovision the EBU cancelled.
As always when Eurovision is on the agenda outside the fan world the question “why is Australia allowed at Eurovision Song Contest, it’s not Europe” The same for Israel. So now I answer this once this year, The Eurovision is not Europe, to enter the contest you need to be a member of the EBU, a Broadcasting Union. So all the EBU members can enter the Eurovision Song Contest and one of them is Australia.
Australia is not old in Contest and a perfect example that in my most played list it’s not necessarily the best song that turns out to be most played.
- “we got love” Jessica Mauboy
- “Tonight again” Guy Sebastian
- “Sound of silence” Dami Im
Croatia rules the Eurovision in the 80s and 90s, entry after entry, from good to best and then from 2000 they have not kept this level every year. Yes the above is my taste only, it never happened IRL.
- “Marija Magdalena” Doris Dragovich
- “Neka mi ne svane” Danijela
- “Nostalgia” Magazin and Lidija
Another country not at their best later years, and the last three once even going totally generic and presented mass produced dance shit going from often really good ethnic songs. It’s a pity…
- “Stronger every minute” Lisa Andreas
- “Mana mou” Hara and Andreas Konstantinou
- “Anthropos ki ego” Evridiki
Greece is one of the countries throwing themselves between different genres, so never know what they will send, pop, rock, ethnic or American ballads… Actually fun, not always good, but fun.
- “I would die for you” Antique
- “Miazoume” Takis Biniaris
- “Mathema Solfege” Pascalis, Robert, Mariana and Bessy
“Why is Israel in the Eurovision, it’s not Europe” – see Australia above. Israel is one of the power countries in Eurovision, often go to the finals and have also managed to win with one of the worst songs in history ever entered the Eurovision, Netta with “Toy”. I was so sure the juries would have stopped Netta from winning, cause that year they for sure did not secure the quality of music. The reason why the juries are there.
- “Diva” Dana International
- “Natati la halay” Poogy
- “Halleluja” Gali Atari and Milk and honey
Ah my lovely Malta, a country I have a special relation too since the first time I put my feet on the rocky grounds of this island nation. In Eurovision they struggle and want to win so bad we all can feel it. It looks, in discussions on line, that Malta is one of the countries that might have had a chance 2020, but we all know what happened with 2020.
- “Tomorrow” Gianluca
- “The one that I love” Chiara
- “Desire” Claudette Pace
Another country I find it hard to fast come up with a song title when asked but also a country I often rule for in Eurovision. They have a good track record looking at my taste only.
- “Life” Tose Proeski
- “Fred da se razdeni” Esma and Lozano
- “100% te ljubam” XXL
A European micro state not giving up as many of the others, Kudos San Marino, kudos. The smaller nations is needed in Eurovision and they often enters with fun songs. And believe me, San Marino have had their share of strange songs and I find it lovely.
- “Crisakide” Valentina Monetta
- “Say Na Na Na” Serhat
- “The social network song” Valentina Monetta
Again a country managed to win with a shit song in original (but the dance remix is actually very good). But they throw in Balkan ballad after Balkan ballad into the Eurovision Song Contest and most of them is boring way beyond what we I can stand. But it works, the other former Yugoslav countries keep them up and the 12s rain over them from the Balkan countries. Let us say that why do the Eurovision fans put exchange of 12s between Cyprus and Greece down but not often react on the exchange of votes in the Balkans?
- “Caroban” Nina
- “Shoe” Marko Kon and Milaan
- “Nije Ljubav stvar” Zeljko Joksimovic
One of the ex Yugoslav countries I actually like more in Eurovision, they have tried everything from really serious to Opera and not often send something really bad. I hope they will get it 100% right soon. Slovenia is one country I really want to see win soon.
- “Heavy weather” Rebeka Dremelj
- “Energy” Nusa Derenda
- “Cvet z juga” Alenka Gotar
So that was todays blog post on my most played Eurovision songs and I will wrap it up tomorrow with the Big 5 and some other not yet featured in this blog series.