Etikettarkiv: Lithuania

2nd day of fake Eurovision week

The following countries was supposed to compete this year.

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 as promised today we work through the most played entries from the Nordic countries and the Baltic countries.

Denmark

Denmark is one of the countries in the modern contest that send songs you usually can hear they are from Denmark, but over all there best years was the 80s and 90s. So what songs have been on my playlist the last years.

  1. “Disco Tango” Tommy Seebach
  2. “New tomorrow” A friend in London
  3. “Vi maler byen röd” Birthe Kjaer
Tommy Seebach “Disco Tango”

Estonia

So, from Denmark we leave for Estonia who entered the Eurovision with two really good songs their first two years and from then it is ups and downs from one of the countries I visited the most, beautiful Tallinn.

  1. “Kaelakee hääl” Maarja Liis Ilus and Ivo Linna
  2. “Verona” Koit Toome and Laura
  3. “Goodbye to yesterday” Elina Born and Stig Rästa
“Kaelakee hääl” Marja Liis Ilus and Ivo Linna

Finland

Poor Finland, the record until their win was not the best in Eurovision, but they have had so many good songs both sent to Eurovision and in their own selection. 2020 not an exception. They had “Cicciolina” Erika Vikman in their selection and it did not win. The strange thing that ever happened, anywhere.

  1. “Bye Bye Baby” CatCat
  2. “Anna rakkaudelle tilaisuus” Seija Simola
  3. “Fantasiaa” Amii Aspelund
CatCat “Bye Bye Baby”

Iceland

Iceland have never been a huge favorite for me in Eurovision, but they have some really good songs as well and it’s one of the countries worth a win, and it might have happened this year since Iceland was a huge favorite of winning.

  1. “Minn hinsti dans” Paul Oscar
  2. “Heaven” Jonsi
  3. “All out of luck” Selma
Paul Oscar “Minn hinsti dans”

Latvia

Another of the three Baltic once in the Eurovision Song Contest, like Estonia with a win but at least Latvia won with a good song (even if it might not have aged well), something we never can blame Estonias win to be.

  1. “What for?” Aisha
  2. “I wanna” Marie N
  3. “Cake to bake” Aarzemnieki
Aisha “What for?”

Lithuania

Last of the Baltic countries is Lithuania, also a huge favorite to win 2020… Yes, the cancelled one. Lithuania is the only Baltic country still waiting for their first win. So this might have been their chance. But let us forget it for a while and check out the most played Lithuanian entries.

  1. “Little by little” Laura and the lovers
  2. “On fire” The Roop (2020 entry)
  3. “What happened to your love” Linas and Simona
Laura and the lovers “Little by little”

Norway

As a Swede I can say it… Our nice neighbours, we give them points and they give us points, thank you, mange talk! Also a lot of great songs coming from Norway, just show the three most played once. But it is the deal.

  1. “Hold on be strong” Maria Haukaas Storeng
  2. “Lenge leve livet” Dollie de luxe
  3. “Alle mine tankar” Silje Vige
Maria Haukaas Storeng “Hold on be strong”

Sverige Sweden Suéde

Let’s go then, the three most played Swedish entries. It’s not often Sweden ends up sending my selection number one so the Swedish final entries actually not often played that much. But here they are.

  1. “If I were sorry” Frans
  2. “Det gör ont” Lena Philipsson
  3. “Take me to your heaven” Charlotte Perrelli
Frans “If I were sorry”

So that was the final one today, more most played tomorrow and remember this is the most played songs, not necessarily the same as the best once.

Björn

So let’s speak about Lithuania

But first the photo, just to be a bit patriotic, a photo taken outside the Embassy yesterday when I picked up my new Passport. Three krones, feel almost at home.

But Lithuania. I have now watched the performance from their Selection to Eurovision and listen to the downloaded Mp3 on iTunes and still… It is hard to defend yourself against this song.

It has a hook, a great singer, a hot singer as well as a dance. Who can resist a song with an dance you and your friends can dance all day long. At least until you get tiered of it. This is my only fear at the moment, that I will be tiered of it before the Eurovision in May.

If you missed it? Please take a look and do not forget the song is 3 minutes long so you can watch it all and learn how to do the “On fire” dance.

HERE IS THE LINK

Björn

How is it even possible?

The third, out of four, Melodifestivalen semifinals took place yesterday and to be honest… The selection of song yesterday didn’t do much to increase the hope of a Swedish victory in Eurovision 2020.

So it was surprising to find a natural winner among the 7 songs yesterday, and a disaster to realize the Swedes not voting for it. But let’s go down to business.

Mariette “Shout it out” – I do not like to be mean based on peoples look so I will do my best to not go there. But if you followed my old blog at Gylleneskor.com you know that I can’t stand her since her time in Swedish Idol. So I was happy no notice that this year she entered Melodifestivalen with a impossible song, so bad it’s a joke. And her styling, worst than ever before. Just let us stop here for now.

Albin Johnsén “Livet börjar nu” – Actually not so bad, reminds me a bit of the genre where Lasse Lindh once occupied some space. But it was clear to not make it through to the final. But at then end of 2020 I think I might have listen to it more than average Melodifestivalen songs.

Drängarna “Piga och dräng” – I had some hopes for this one, like a party song in a really Swedish way. Rednex in Swedish kind of genre but I ended up disappointed. And for heavens sake what did the dancers do there? Not many hours put into creating a show.

Amanda Aasa “Late” – I can’t say a lot about “Late”, but I could not hear what she was singing. And now listening to the mp3 this song fall flat in my book. Not bad, not good, just not interesting enough.

Anis Don Demina “Vem e som oss” – Again a song I can´t be to mean about but for sure not lift it up to something it’s not. Not awful not good but a good energy party starter. Wish Samir & Victor was back and had made this into their style, might have worked better.

Faith Kakembo “Crying rivers” – And there it was, the 100% sure Eurovision winner. Different from what Sweden usually sends to Eurovision, great voice fantastic simple act and just amazing. A winner in all, and Swedes voted her off. Not been this upset since Jenny Silver and Andreas Lundsted failed with “Something in your eyes” and “Aldrig, Aldrig”.

Mohombi “Winners” – I like Mohombi, have always liked Mohombi and last year I was so disappointed until his French version of his entry 2019 was released. And this year, the song is better than in 2019 but not as good as many of his own songs before he decided to enter Melodifestivalen until he wins. I still think he should go for representing France not Sweden. Last year this leaked nudes spiced the final up a bit, let’s see what will happen this year…

And then the result, I will never ever get it how people could vore for Mariettes song this year. Previous years I understood the appeal to her entries, but this year its only bad. Very bad. Then not even send Faith to the 2nd chance contest and let people whom did not understand the song the first time get it the second time is shameful.

But, there are still hopes for Eurovision, cause out of nowhere Lithuania will send a song that’s really hard to resist. It has a amazing looking singer, good lyrics, a dance and a melody impossible to forget. So I won’t be surprised, based on the countries choices so far, if we will be in Lithuania 2021.

Björn