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YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« on: March 14, 2012, 11:30:29 PM »
Here's the thread to post your rankings

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 12:43:42 AM »
Here we go:

36. Netherlands
35. Portugal
34. Romania
33. Albania
32. Norway
31. Ireland
30. Moldova
29. Georgia
28. Cyprus
27. Greece
26. Russia
25. Belarus
24. France
23. Denmark
22. Malta
21. Italy
20. Lithuania
19. Ukraine
18. Germany
17. Estonia
16. Switzerland
15. Spain
14. Croatia
13. Iceland
12. Slovakia
11. Slovenia
10. Finland
09. Turkey
08. Bulgaria
07. Austria
06. Latvia
05. Serbia
04. Israel
03. Hungary
02. Macedonia
01. Sweden

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 03:20:20 AM »
so far I have this:

01 Albania
02 Israel
03 Iceland
04 Turkey
05 Serbia
06 Finland
07 Italy
08 Sweden
09 Estonia
10 Netherlands
11 Germany
12 Belarus
13 Denmark
14 Macedonia
15 Lithuania
16 Hungary
17 Slovakia
18 Slovenia
19 Switzerland
20 Croatia
21 Spain
22 Latvia
23 France
24 Portugal
25 Austria
26 Norway
27 Bulgaria
28 Ireland
29 Russia
30 Ukraine
31 Romania
32 Moldova
33 Malta
34 Cyprus
35 Greece
36 Georgia

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 12:06:04 AM »
Following the addition of 3 more songs (and more 4 new versions who did not reflect the songs position), my list changed a bit, and now it is going like this:

39. San Marino
38. Netherlands
37. Portugal
36. Romania
35. Albania
34. Norway
33. Ireland
32. Moldova
31. Georgia
30. Cyprus
29. Greece
28. Russia
27. Lithuania
26. Belarus
25. France
24. Malta
23. Ukraine
22. Denmark
21. Italy
20. Germany
19. Estonia
18. Slovakia
17. Switzerland
16. Croatia
15. Iceland
14. Spain
13. Slovenia
12. Finland
11. Turkey
10. Bulgaria
09. Austria
08. Latvia
07. Serbia
06. Israel
05. Montenegro
04. Bosnia & Herzeovina
03. Hungary
02. Macedonia
01. Sweden

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 07:46:40 PM »
WITH ALL 42 SONGS (and the recent new versions of Albania, Belarus, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary...)

This is my ranking, which will be changed only after the live performances in Baku:
01 Albania
02 Israel
03 Bosnia & Herzegovina
04 Iceland
05 Turkey
06 Serbia
07 Finland
08 Italy
09 Sweden
10 Estonia
11 Netherlands
12 Germany
13 Denmark
14 Switzerland
15 Macedonia
16 United-Kingdom
17 Hungary
18 Belarus
19 Lithuania
20 Slovakia
21 Slovenia
22 Croatia
23 Spain
24 Latvia
25 France
26 Portugal
27 Moldova
28 Azerbaijan
29 Austria
30 Norway
31 Belgium
32 Bulgaria
33 Montenegro
34 Ireland
35 Russia
36 Ukraine
37 Romania
38 San Marino
39 Malta
40 Cyprus
41 Greece
42 Georgia

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 11:49:43 PM »
I'm not posting my rankings until May....keep you all in suspense :)

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 03:16:50 AM »
With (almost) all songs are known, more songs added and several songs had changes, also several changes in my list as well. however when everything will be completely known, hopefully next week i'll make some vid and post it here :)

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 01:13:13 AM »
Since it seems that the Sanmarinese drama is (kinda) over now I can post my first full ranking of the year. As I usually do, up until this moment I heard each one of the entries only once (and in live performance if available), so this ranking is solely based on the first impressions. There will definitely be some drastic changes during the weeks to come and honestly I'm dying to listen to some of the songs once more.

Based on first impressions only my top five seem quite confident at this point and any of them could potentially take over the lead, which means no runaway winner for me like France 2011.

Again speaking only by the first impressions I think this has turned out to be a decent ESC year and could be my favorite one from this decade so far. Having said that there are at least two candidates to be the worst entry of the decade.

So here we go:

1.   Serbia
2.   Spain
3.   Albania
4.   Portugal
5.   Slovenia
6.   Israel
7.   Iceland
8.   United Kingdom
9.   Bosnia-Herzegovina
10.   Turkey
11.   Croatia
12.   Italy
13.   Sweden
14.   Estonia
15.   Finland
16.   Macedonia
17.   Netherlands
18.   Germany
19.   Denmark
20.   Azerbaijan
21.   Greece
22.   Ukraine
23.   Belgium
24.   France
25.   Lithuania
26.   Slovakia
27.   Moldova
28.   Romania
29.   Hungary
30.   Russia
31.   Latvia
32.   Norway
33.   Belarus
34.   Malta
35.   Montenegro
36.   Bulgaria
37.   Cyprus
38.   Switzerland
39.   Ireland
40.   Austria
41.   San Marino
42.   Georgia
 

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DANIJEL'S RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2012, 04:09:48 PM »

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2012, 05:04:07 PM »
Thank you Danijel!  :) You have done great job!  :goodjob: It is always so funny and interesting to see your rankings, because mostly they differ so much from everyone else's rankings.  ;) But, as I said in ETC results, I can expect whatever from you.  :laugh:

There are 2 songs in your bottom 10 which I like (very) much, Moldova and Portugal, and on the other hand, you know what I think about Sweden.  :P

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2012, 09:36:41 PM »
Thank you for the Top 42. I really love to watch else people Top's especially in this year :D
We have same number 1 ^^

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2012, 07:36:42 PM »
My Ranking

01 Albania
02 Israel
03 Bosnia & Herzegovina
04 Iceland
05 Turkey
06 Serbia
07 Finland
08 Italy
09 Estonia
10 Sweden
11 Netherlands
12 Germany
13 Denmark
14 Switzerland
15 Macedonia
16 United-Kingdom
17 Hungary
18 Belarus
19 Spain
20 Croatia
21 Lithuania
22 Slovakia
23 Slovenia
24 France
25 Latvia
26 Portugal
27 Azerbaijan
28 Belgium
29 Moldova
30 Austria
31 Norway
32 Bulgaria
33 Ireland
34 Montenegro
35 Russia
36 Ukraine
37 Romania
38 Malta
39 San Marino
40 Cyprus
41 Greece
42 Georgia

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2012, 07:54:35 PM »
It was interesting to see your ranking list, Morgan. In some cases we have the same opinion, but also in very many cases they differ (as always). I try to do my full ranking list during the becoming weekend.  ;)

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2012, 03:35:50 PM »
1. Sweden
2. Montenegro
3. Cyprus
4. Russia
5. Ukraine
6. Romania
7. Bulgaria
8. Greece
9. Albania
10. Italy

11. Norway
12. Serbia
13. Austria
14. Finland
15. Turkey
16. San Marino
17. Bosnia & Herzegovina
18. Macedonia
19. Belarus
20. France

21. Hungary
22. Slovenia
23. Georgia
24. Israel
25. Ireland
26. Denmark
27. Moldova
28. Latvia
29. The Netherlands
30. Switzerland

31. Belgium
32. Croatia
33. Estonia
34. Azerbaijan
35. Malta
36. Iceland
37. Germany
38. Spain
39. United Kingdom
40. Slovakia

41. Portugal
42. Lithuania

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2012, 02:29:41 AM »
There's a few performances I want to watch again before posting my final ranking.  My top 5 are clear....and my bottom 5 are clear....it's in the middle where it all gets a bit hazy :D

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2012, 12:33:48 AM »
OK let's start with my bottom 12 entries


42. Montenegro - Rambo Amadeus - Euro-neuro

Is this even a song?  It barely has a tune, then get some sweaty looking freak to talk random rhyming words a lot of which are utterly nonsensical over the top.  Combine it with a complete random mess of a performance going on behind him and hey presto we have the worst song and performance of 2012 by quite a distance.  Complete and utter rubbish

41. Slovakia - Max Jason Mai - Don't Close Your Eyes

Take a rock tune....remove any semblance of a melody and get a random bloke to shout and scream incomprehensible lyrics over the top of them.  I love rock music....when it's good...but this is FAR from being good.

40. Austria - Trakshittaz - Woki mit deim popo

Not a lot to say about this other than it is utter nonsense.  On first listen (when it was chosen) I thought it was quite catchy...but when watching it in the Semi I could barely remember the tune (such as it was)

39. Greece - Eletheria Eleftheriou - Aphrodisiac

Totally formulaic from Greece.  The song was so similar to every song we've heard from Greece between 2004 and 2009 (with the exception of 2006).  However what let this down totally was the performance which was utterly inept and amongst the very worst of the whole contest.

38. Russia - Buranovskayie Babushki - Party For Everybody

At this point we must remember that this is (or at least SHOULD be) a SONG contest.  There is no doubt that this song finished so high because of WHO sang it and not because of any qualities the song may have (which to be honest are very limited).  Vocally they were terrible.

37. Norway - Tooji - Stay

The only thing this song has going for it is that Tooji was cute.  Vocally he was weak and the song was poor (a second rate Popular....and we know what I thought of that one!!!!).  Quite how this qualified is beyond me.

36. Georgia - Anri Jokharadze - I'm A Joker

The first time that Georgia have sent a male vocalist...and it was a complete disaster.   The song - whilst improved from the NF - is rubbish and the performance was confusing and utterly irrelevant.

35. San Marino - Valentina Monetta - The Social Network Song (Uh Oh Oh)

It's catchy....but boy is it rubbish.  Valentina gave a very confident performance though and looked to be having fun...but shame about the song really

34. Ireland - Jedward - Waterline

I still find them irritating beyond belief but was pleased that they didn't have a totally madcap performance as it wouldn't have suited the song.  However the song was lame and forgettable and vocally they were below average...though the waterfall was a nice touch

33. Croatia - Nina Badric - Nebo

No matter how many times I listen to this song I completely forget it 2 seconds after it's finished.  Even when watching it I have trouble finding a tune in it.  The performance was competent I suppose if somewhat uninspiring.

32. Cyprus - Ivi Adamou - La la love

Totally formulaic from Greece.  The song was so similar to every song we've heard from Greece between 2004 and 2009 (with the exception of 2006)....oh wait a minute it's Cyprus not Greece.  Only reason this one is higher is that the choreography was a little less chaotic and the vocal was slightly better.

31. Denmark - Soluna Samay - Should've Known Better

Still don't get why so many fans loved this song.  Utterly ordinary IMHO.  The performance in the semi was better than in the final but neither were very convincing.

So there you have it.  In my top 30 are...in alphabetical order

Albania
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Netherlands
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2012, 03:28:30 AM »
I've also just finished finalizing my ultimate ranking for 2012. I'll start posting them after you're finished Ian.

In the Bottom 12 we have 8 entries in common. While I can more or less understand the other three I think you're a bit too harsh on Croatia. However still none of my Top 10 is out and the lowest from my list yet to appear is #36. So my Bottom 6 are already out there.  8)

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2012, 03:32:25 PM »
I've also just finished doing mine and I'll do it laters, when the split results are out so that I can make propoer analysis...

In the Bottom 12 we have 9 entries in common, so 1 more than with Rapsodia. Two of the other three are 30th and 27th and the last one is in my top 20 but not top 10! And my Bottom 7 is already out there :p

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2012, 07:19:49 PM »
Next 10 songs will be revealed later tonight :)

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2012, 12:14:10 AM »
OK so we move onto the top 30 with positions 21-30

30. Bulgaria - Sofi Marinova - Love Unlimited

The tune isn't bad and the fact that she got up there on her own with no dancers was brave....but ultimately futile.  The fact it was multi-lingual wasn't a good choice either IMO.  She was also rather shouty at times

29. Ukraine - Gaitana - Be My Guest

Not a lot to chose between this and Sofi's song.  I personally found both of them very shouty - particularly in the final in Gaitana's case.

28. Israel - Izabo - Time

It's a very messy song - but parts of it were quite interesting (for want of a better word).  Can't quite make a full decision whether I like the song or not - which is frustrating.  The chick on the keyboards was hilarious though

27. Turkey - Can Bonomo - Love Me Back

Same deal here.  The song is odd - somewhat catchy but other times it seems messy.  The performance was decent enough but the gimmick was the highlight of it as vocally he wasn't the strongest

26. Bosnia & Herzegovina - Maya Sar - Korake ti znam

No doubt she is a great performer and she sang very well but the song lacked a little ooomph.  I personally think it needed a bit more of a crescendo towards the later part of the song.

25. Latvia - Anmary - Beautiful Song

Bit of a guilty pleasure as a song (it's much higher in the CD version chart) but the performance really didn't help it in the slightest.  Vocally she was better than in the NF but still not good enough

24. Belgium - Iris - Would You

Nice pleasant song - but as with Maya Sar's song it lacked ooomph which would have made it more acceptable to my tastes.   Iris put in a good performance - but it wasn't exceptional and I feel she was overshadowed by Pernilla singing after her

23. Switzerland - Sinplus - Unbreakable

The way he sang "wildest" irritated me but otherwise it was a decent enough rock track that was overall performed quite well

22. France - Anggun - Echo (You And I)

Vocally a good performance but again a song lacking a vital ingredient to make it stand out.  Not sure what that ingredient was but it was definitely missing

21. Sweden - Loreen - Euphoria

I've never been a fan of the song - even from the time it was chosen.  A lot of fans have said it was Loreen that made the song - but nothing in her performance or demeanour convinced me otherwise.  It was always going to win - but for me it's nothing more than a mid-table song sung (or rather mumbled in a lot of places) by a Kate Bush wannabe.

So we have the following countries in the top 20 (In alphabetical order)

Albania
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Lithuania
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Netherlands
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
United Kingdom

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2012, 12:24:53 AM »
14 songs in common in top 20, and my 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 25th are also in your top 20, so yeah, we VERY MUCH agree this year!

only ONE i strongly disagree with, but WHICH one is that?

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2012, 12:28:09 AM »
Unusual that we agree so much this year - considering how much we disagreed in the past few years.  Not sure if it's one that's gone (Bosnia & Herzegovina) or one that's to come (Malta) that you disagree with strongly :scratch:

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2012, 12:42:25 AM »
what i meant is that on your 20 songs, as I said 18 are in my top 25 and now that i look at it, 19 are in my top 26! 14 in top 10 and my 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th and 26th

so only one in your top 20 is VERY LOW in my list and is the one we disagree MOST on! Which? as for the 6 in my top 20 that miss yours, 5 are in your top 30 so I'm fine, and the only one in your bottom 12 that is in my top 20 is 15th, so it's fine by me

i think we can objectively mostly agree on songs, even if the subjective, taste and opinion come to bring differences here and there, and on which song is first, the fact that you, and i, and rapsodia, tend to agree proves that there is just pure common sense ;)

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2012, 12:44:02 AM »
14 in common in Top 20's. Also my #21 and #22. Malta is the lowest ranked one in my own list.

But we have only 2 in common between 20 and 30.

And first two casualties from my Top 10 as well. By the way I was expecting Sweden to be much lower in your list. I thought Loreen was to you what Lena had been to me two years ago but my case was much worse apparently. She was #32 out of 39 in my list that year.

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Re: YOUR RANKING OF THE SONGS 2012
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2012, 01:50:23 AM »
I'm assuming Malta is the lowest one in both cases.

With Loreen - I think if I'd done the ranking another day she would have been lower.   The ranking between 14 and 34 are all pretty interchangeable really - as I'm a fan of none of them but don't actively dislike any of them either :shrug:.   Perhaps Malta will be in that lot....perhaps it won't.

One very noticeable and entirely unsurprising thing to notice is the plethora of ballads I have in my top 20 - 14 of the top 20 are ballads...which is typical of me.   It will become clear when I continue my review as to why I have some ranked higher than others.

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