|Wikipedia: Eurovision Song Contest 2015|
Here are the next ten songs, in the release order:
Boggie - Wars For Nothing: The lyrics have a nice message sure, but these kind of lyrics just do not strike me nowdays. More like they kind of annoy me... Maybe I have become cynical or something. She does sing well and I like her voice, but the overall sound just remains too bland. Towards the end, it gets a bit better, but it does not help to save it from being soporific. 4/10.
Edurne - Amanecer: I somewhat recently blogged about Spanish music and featured Edurne mentioning she was my favourite Spanish singer. Coincidentally about a week later it was announced that she was the Spanish representative. I had very high hopes for this song, but unfortunately it is not as good as I hoped. I still like this very much. The music especially I find amazing. The chorus just lacks something and it is left a bit bland and hard to remember. With more catchier chorus, this would get full points from me, but now just 9/10, which is also great.
Maria Elena Kiriakou - One Last Breath: Zzzzz... I am not a fan of ballads, but I would like one if there was something special in it. This is just a regular ballad without anything special in it. There is so many other songs like this. 2/10 because it is not horrible, just incredibly boring and uncreative.
Ann Sophie - Black Smoke: These type of songs are that kind of that I either like it or hate it. This is sort of a dual case. The song is actually catchy and I like the music. But I do not like her voice; I find it annoying. But I notice that it annoys me less now than when the song was chosen, so maybe I am getting use to her singing. My rating has risen since the song was chose and I am giving this 6/10 already. Maybe this is a grower and with few more listens I start to like this even more?
Electro Velvet - Still In Love With You: I have noticed this song is getting a lot of hate in the Eurovision community. But I personally really like this. Maybe this is just my kind of humour? I find this song funny without being too ridiculous. I always love these kind of lyrics that have more of a story than just general blah blah blah. The music is catchy. Only minuses are the weird skiddy-beep-bop-doo part and the fact that I sometimes can not make clear what the woman sings. 9/10.
Leonor Andrade - Há Um Mar Que Nos Separa: Yet again a generic ballad. I do not remember this song afterwards. There are few things I like about the music, but they are not any special. She has a nice voice so it is a shame the song is so unremarkable. 5/10 for the few things I like in this song.
Voltaj - De La Capăt: I like the singer's voice a lot (it reminds me of someone, but I can not think of who...). The music is great too and I like especially the chorus. I actually get slight goosebumps from this. Still the song lacks something, but I can not get a hold of what that something is exactly. 8/10.
Monika Kuszyńska - In The Name Of Love: This is within the better kind of ballads. Maybe it is mostly thanks to her voice. Honestly I can not make clear of most she sings, but I still find this song touching. The music is a bit above average, but her voice really makes this better. It is not incredibly special, but a lot better than average ballads. 7/10.
Marta Jandová & Václav Noid Bárta - Hope Never Dies: I lose my interest very early on. It is just yet another generic (rock) ballad. I find it uninteresting and there is nothing special. In some parts it even sounds messy. And I personally do not like their voices, which makes this hard to listen for me. 1/10.
Loïc Nottet - Rhythm Inside: I do not usually like this kind of music and I do not like this either. The music is annoying and his voice is not much better either. Some parts are very highly annoying. I kind of like the chorus, but that is the only sort of plus I can find. I am pondering between 2 and 3, but I think I will go with 3/10 since at least this is not boring.
And here is my top10 so far:
2. United Kingdom
Overall impression so far:
There is just so many ballads, that I can not even tell them apart anymore. This contest is seriously getting to be a snoozefest... I know ballads had success last year, but I find it stupid to choose ballads because of that: The winner is usually different than the previous year's winner. I think all these ballads will destroy each other and the non-ballads will stand out. I am still hoping for something incredible since so far I do not have an ultimate favourite, let alone two, like previous years.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 semi-finals will take place in 19 May and 21 May, and the final in 23 May.
[I usually do not want to write negative things about songs, but reviewing Eurovision songs sorta requires that. I still try to keep my comments fairly nice. These are just my opinions and I am not a professional: I am just a major consumer of music and a long-term fan of Eurovision Song Contest.]