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EUROVISION 2017: Semi final 1!

Sweden "I can't go on": Honestly? Meh. Looks like an ad for a suit company.
Georgia "Keep the faith": wtf is she wearing.
Australia "Don't come easy": Is he twelve? He looks twelve. Oh hey he's Aboriginal, that's cool! I'm dubious about the staging (giant pictures of his own face, really?), but the song's pretty nice.
Albania "World": I like the clock motif 'For the life of me I refuse to be anything but free' nice
Belgium "City lights": She is also twelve :|a LOVE her voice! The song/orchestration and staging are both very bare in the best possible way and I love it.
Montenegro "Space": He has hella long hair. wtf is that camera work
Finland "Black bird": Meh.
Azerbaijan "Skeletons": I understand nothing about this.
Portugal "Amar pelos dois": He's the only one to sing in his country's language? Sad. Nice song, though.
Greece "This is love": She does look a lot like Nolwenn Leroy! Such weird staging, omg. Love is two half-naked dudes making a heart.
Poland "Flashlight": 'shadows in love' sounds like a story prompt
Moldova "Sunstroke Project": World's most famous saxophonist! I like it -- and the black and white colour scheme -- but I feel like I've heard it somewhere before.
Iceland "Paper": The 'most gay-friendly' of tonight's candidates apparently.
Czech Republic "My turn": I like her voice.
Cyprus "Gravity": It grew on me.
Armenia "Fly with me": The stage is on fire!
Slovenia "On my way": Bleh.
Latvia "Line": I greatly dislike her hair.

Verka retrospective: I like.
New Jamala song: Actual chills.

Finalists: Sweden, Australia, Belgium, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Moldova, Cyprus, Armenia
Sounds good.

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Date: 2017-05-10 09:43 pm (UTC)
schneefink: River walking among trees, from "Safe" (Default)
From: [personal profile] schneefink
It's already Eurovision time again?! I completely missed that.

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Date: 2017-05-10 10:39 pm (UTC)
yhlee: Alto clef and whole note (middle C). (alto clef)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
THANK YOU FOR THIS I have ordered the CDs. :D

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Date: 2017-05-11 02:46 pm (UTC)
dolorosa_12: (sister finland)
From: [personal profile] dolorosa_12
I see we continue our tradition of having wildly different opinions of most of the Eurovision songs!

I agree with you that Sweden and Slovenia were terrible, but most of the songs you disliked were my favourites (I loved the WTFery of Montenegro, Azerbaijan, Latvia and Moldova, and although ballads are not my favourite, I appreciated that at least the Finnish singer could actually sing, as a lot of Eurovision contestants who attempt ballads are terrible, off-key singers). I hated the Portuguese entry, although, like you, I appreciated that he sang in his country's language. My partner's favourite is the Belgian entry, and I liked it a lot too.

As an Australian, I appreciate Australia's commitment to not sending the stereotypical blonde, tanned sporty white people who most of the world associates with Australia -- all Australian entrants so far have been non-white, and long may that continue. This year's song is...not good, however.

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