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Re: Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #150 on: August 30, 2008, 09:20:46 PM »
08. HUNGARY - CSEZY - CANDLELIGHT





As most people who know me know I love piano-ballads.  This song captivated me in Hungarian, lost a little when translated into English and finally lost a little bit more once the little bit was (unnecessarily added) in Hungarian.  Her performance lacked the emotion I would have wanted for the song...but last place was really really harsh IMO.


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Re: Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #151 on: August 30, 2008, 09:27:18 PM »
07. THE NETHERLANDS - HIND - YOUR HEART BELONGS TO ME





Probably the most surprising entry in my top 10 considering the reaction this song got from most fans when it was revealed.  I've always liked it.  I love the beat with the Eastern influences and her voice is actually very good.  The performance in the semi was excellent and deserved more IMO.  I don't think she was helped by the draw following the well-fancied (and diaspora backed) Sirusho onto stage and being followed by the hard-rock kings from Finland.  Still really enjoy listening to the song though :)


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Re: Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #152 on: August 30, 2008, 09:45:00 PM »
06. ROMANIA - NICO & VLAD MIRITA - PE-O MARGINE DE LUME





Also well known with me is my indifference to the Italian language in song.  Unlike French, which always sounds wonderful to me, Italian has to have emotion attached to it for it to work for me.  In this song the emotion is clear.  A beautiful love story sung by 2 fabulous voices.  Performance wise in the Semi my only criticism is that when Nico came in the backing singers were a touch too loud.  In the Final I don't think Nico was quite as confident as she had been in the Semi - but being drawn first could explain that.  Still it's a stunning song and their voices just work so beautifully together.


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Re: Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #153 on: August 30, 2008, 09:50:56 PM »
So the top 5 are







You all know what's gonna be #1 - but what about 2-5? - Any you're surprised to see there.

The 1-5 will be revealed on Wednesday when I return to work.


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« Reply #154 on: August 31, 2008, 11:44:03 AM »
Niko's comments

Poland: I agree with Ian, that the song was pleasant to listen even if I did not understand most of it what she was singing.  :-[ The dress made her look anorectic. The thing which I did not like in this song was, that it was too American. This song was underrated - there were very many worse songs, but still, it was not in my top 20 either.

Turkey: Best Turkish song for a very long time!  :goodjob1: I really love this song, and it should have been in top 3. I usually don't like rock too much, but this Turkish rock song was fabulous - so original, mystical, interesting and hypnotizing. There are also 2 other  Turkish song in 00's which I like very much: "Süper Star" by Sibel Tüzün and Sevgiliye Son by Sedat Yüce.   :) Generally speaking, Turkey is one of my favorite ESC countries.  :goodjob1:

Slovenia: Excuse me Ian, but what is this crap doing so high up  in your results?  :-\ This song was one of those ESC songs which made me feel ill. This is such a typical schlager of its own kind, that the composer should have been imprisoned for composing this. :irked: Where Turkey is one of my favorite countries in ESC, Slovenia is one of those countries which is nearly always outside my top 15. I still think, that the best Slovenian ESC entry ever was its brilliant debut, Tih deževen dan, in 1993 - a great, lovely, intimate song, which was criminally underrated.

Hungary: Hungary becoming last one in semi-final 2 and San Marino becoming last one in semi-final 1 are good examples of it, how most of the televoters have no kind of trained taste in music. How can anyone be serious and say that this was the worst song in sf 2? If there is someone who is saying that, I recommend him/her to visit an ear specialist as soon as possible. This song is really beautiful and touching, a pearl in the midst of many craps. This song should certainly have belonged to top 10! But why did she sing it in English in stead of Hungarian? Ian's comment on the lack of emotion in the performance is very true. I think the reason for that was that she had to concentrate on remembering the lyrics in English.

The Netherlands: This was perhaps the only "happy popsong" which I liked this year. Not in  my top 10, but quite near to it, I guess. Compared to last year's "On Top Of The World" by Edsilia, this song was lame - but compared with other Dutch songs from 00's this was the best one.

Romania: As a student of classical singing, I must say that Nico and (especially) Vlad had the best and most trained voices in ESC 2008. It was really wonderful to listen their voices, because both of them were singing so well, they had the right breathing technics and both of them formed their voices in midriff or stomache (I am not sure how do you call it in English). (Here I must say that the weakest singing technic had Dima Bilan, who is always singing from his throat - a thing, which usually beginners and not trained people do.) It was really pleasant to listen Nico and Vlad singing - thank you Romania for quality song!  :goodjob1:

   

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Re: Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #155 on: September 01, 2008, 03:03:51 PM »
Im pretty shocked by laka being so high in your list. I thought you'd hate that song for some reason :lol:

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Re: Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #156 on: October 12, 2008, 11:57:22 PM »
Sorry for the delay here but I've had a few problems recently.

So how does this ranking finish?

Well I won't bother with a huge amount of description - just the ranks

5th - Albania
4th - Bosnia & Herzegovina
3rd - Norway
2nd - Iceland
1st - Portugal

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Re: Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #157 on: October 18, 2008, 12:25:28 AM »
Im so shocked Portugal is first... id never have expected that  ;D

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Re: Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #158 on: December 03, 2008, 11:18:32 PM »
Which Songs We Hear So Many Months After ESC 2008...??

Israel - Turkey(have it as tone for my mobile... :-[) - Serbia
i hear others too but mostly those 3  :goodjob1:

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Re: Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #159 on: December 05, 2008, 12:04:03 AM »
I listen to my top 4 quite a lot.  Have them all on my Mobile and on my MP3 player :)

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Re: 2008 - Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #160 on: January 11, 2009, 07:09:10 PM »
sorry i missed the reviews of your own list ijm123.. but well i can't really comment more than i have done already ;)

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« Reply #161 on: January 19, 2009, 05:18:29 PM »
My top 10 of all countries

1.Russia - Dima Bilan"Believe"
2.Switzerland - Paolo Meneguzzi"Era stupendo"
3.Armenia - Sirusho"qele,qele"
4.Ukraine - Ani Lorak"Shady lady"
5.Belarus - Ruslan Alehno"Hasta la vista"
6.Norway - Maria Haukas Storeng"Hold on be strong"
7.Serbia - Jelena Tomasevic"Oro"
8.Azerbaijan - Elnur and Samir"Day after day"
9.Turkey - Mor ve Ötesi"Deli"
10.Macedonia - Tamara, Vrčak and Adrijan"Let me love you"

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Re: Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #162 on: January 20, 2009, 09:41:31 AM »


Bulgaria:  There is something really funny in this song, but generally speaking I don't like this kinds of songs at all. Especially the very beginning I find disgusting.  :-[ This song belongs to cathegory were legs are more important than the song.

:O The start is the best bit! The main bit I like. Gosh xD
I'm going to do reviews too, they are interesting to read guys thanks.

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« Reply #163 on: January 20, 2009, 10:15:35 AM »
Semi-Final 2 Review Part 2

11. CROATIA - ROMANCA - KRALJEVI ULICE & 75 CENTS

What a load of rubbish :doh:.  Dreadful song with no appeal outside the Balkans at all.  Croatia used to be a great ESC country but their last few entries have been dire.  Chances of qualifying - 5%


I disagree, I'm in Australia and I really liked Croatia :P It got a tad boring but I like it :)

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Re: 2008 - Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #164 on: January 20, 2009, 12:29:56 PM »
Here are my rankings, that took ages. Some are a bit in accurate but, it's ok :)


1. Israel - Boaz Mauda - The Fire In Your Eyes – I think this was underrated, I love the language, there is a bit that is a bit too “pop-ish” but mainly, I just love everything about this song. Although, I agree about the shirt, it’s bad :P


2. Latvia - Pirates Of The Sea - Wolves Of The Sea – This is ridiculously catchy, and although kind of like a slutty version of the Wiggles or something, I really enjoyed it :D Although, it does depend on my mood, it gives me a headache sometimes, but it’s great to sing and dance with, very uplifting. 12th is much higher than I’d have guessed, but good.


3. Georgia - Diana Gurtskaya - Peace Will Come – I don’t know why I like this so much, but I really got into it on the night/s, her voice didn’t seem very strong, but perhaps.. I don’t know. The costume change was clever too. 11th place is slightly underrated.


4. Greece - Kalomoira - Secret Combination – This song is so catchy, and Kalomoira has stage presence. Not the best live vocals, and very slutty, but I liked the costume even so :P The main reason this is #4 is, catchiness, and I like her smile, :P


5. Ukraine - Ani Lorak - Shady Lady – Of course Ukraine and Greece get ranked together for me! Both catchy, both good performances. Ani’s was much better than Kalomoira’s, and she put much more into it, and also looked like a hooker (I don’t think Ani is pretty like most people think), but yes, great song, deserved place :D (what’s with Ukraine’s 2nd places lately! Tha, but yes, great song, deserved place :D (what’s with Ukraine’s 2nd places lately! That’s 3 in 2 years!)


6. Bosnia & Herzegovina - Laka – Pokusaj – It’s a bit boring to listen to on mp3, but live it’s brilliant and creative.


7. Armenia - Sirusho - Qele Qele – Again catchy, though not so much as Ani/Kalomoira. She was a bit lacking in (well vocals), but also.. energy.. kind of, hard to explain. Look at how Ani sweats/pants after her song.


8. Iceland - Euroband - This Is My Life – Obviously not original but so catchy, and so energetically performed. This one gave me a headache at first, but now I love it, at times. The lady could have changed her look I’d say, too much “chubby hooker” going on.


9. Sweden - Charlotte Perrelli – Hero – Will I get yelled at for this then? :D Haha, well, this was my first ESC ever, and I like this better than her 1999 one, it’s catchy, she looked like an alien though. Not the best, but, it’s 9th, for some reason. XD


10. Bulgaria - Deep Zone & Balthazar Bulgaria – Mainly the start makes me love it, so catchy, I have a weakness for catchy techno stuff. I can’t remember the song at all, I don’t think it was thattttt good :P Great performance though, this was ROBBED!

11. Azerbaijan - Elnur & Samir - Day After Day – Everyone hates it but I liked it! It was creative, and the start was cool. It was very, “Jesus christ superstar” like. A bit tacky looking the costumes though. At least they actually got the entry in, unlike their jesc >:C

12. Turkey - Mor Ve Otesi – Deli – Kind of the same as Azerbaijan, a really good performance, and it wasn’t in English! I enjoyed this, though it took time to grow on me. The guy is very scary looking.

13. Netherlands - Hind - Your Heart Belongs To Me – unlucky 13 for sure! How could some crap like Poland qualify when this doesn’t! Good song, catchy, not so much as my upper rankings, but still!

14. Czech Republic - Tereza Kerndlova - Have Some Fun – I can’t remember it live (I had surgery to remove a tumour about 5 days before the ESC, so my memory is hazy, and the semis got deleted from the recorder, so I just have final, hence my top 10 being mainly finalists, I’ve watched esc 5 times now :D) so you guys say it was bad, but I like the studio? Well, it’s a catchy song!! Underrated. Like, a bit cheap/nothing song, but whatever.

15. UK - Andy Abraham – Even If – Brilliant final performance! Full of energy, grossly underrated. This is so not my style, but I liked it!

16. Finland - Terasbetoni - Missa Miehet Ratsastaa – Something about this appeals, more than Lordi.. no idea what it is, but I enjoyed these guys. (their hair on the other hand, not my thing :P)

17. Ireland - Dustin The Turkey - Irelande Douze Pointe – I get sick of it, but it’s clever and catchy-ish.

18. Croatia - Kraljevi Ulice & 75 Cents – Romanca – I considered ranking this higher, but it gets kind of boring after a while. I loved the old-fashioned-ness of it, and it reminded me of France… definitely a worthy entry and qualifier. No idea how it got through though (in 4th!)

19. Albania - Olta Boka - Zemren E Lame Peng – I hated it at first, and it wasn’t exactly energetic, but I find it strangely appealing now. And her name, love it, don’t care what it means in certain other languages :P Her stage colours I loved also, like Andy Abraham’s.

20. Serbia - Jelena Tomašević – Oro – It’s a.. nice song.. different..I don’t know, I liked it, despite it’s utter and complete lack of catchiness.

21. Cyprus - Evdokia Kadi - Femme Fatale – I just watched it on youtube to remind myself, this should be higher in my rankings, I really liked this! 15th in semi 2 my ass!

22. Belgium - Ishtar - O Julissi – Cool stage and dress, but, I have gone off this, but, it’s not so bad, quite cool.

23. San Marino - Miodio – Complice – I did hatehatehate this, but now I like it! I just… totally forgot about it during ESC (so to me, = hate, well, I got bad impression from the reprise I saw before ESC), but it seems so good now. Maybe just not my rhythm.

24. Denmark - Simon Mathew - All Night Long – Well performed, kind of good looking guy haha, just, it kept me awake, all night long….. (literally)…TOO catchy? In a bad way :P

25. Russia - Dima Bilan – Believe – He feels himself on stage. He has some random-ass ice skater. He is uppppppp himself. However, it is not such a bad song, I had it higher before he won (as you do :D).. vocally though, pssh.

26. Belarus - Ruslan Alenho - Hasta La Vista – It’s kind of… ew.. but kind of, catchy?

27. Estonia - Kreisiraado - Leto Svet – It’s more that the others are bad, than this is good… I have things against slow songs, so this gets up there.

28. Slovenia - Rebeka Dremelj - Vrag Naj Vzame – don’t remember this… oh I see.. not that bad… bit messy.. I REMEMBER… HOT dress colours! :D

29. Malta - Morena – Vodka – It’s like.. Carravaggio was cool. Anyway, everything was good about this, except, the song itself, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzz.

30. Switzerland - Paolo Meneguzzi - Era Stupendo – boring but, gosh, the bottom ones suck.

31. Moldova - Geta Burlacu - A Century Of Love – This is kind of pretty, I like it more than portugal. Teddy bear? I don’t like her voice muc

32. Norway - Maria Haukaas Storeng - Hold On Be Strong – She looked ugly/cheap but I guess the songs ok, way too highly ranked.

33. Andorra - Gisela - Casanova – Nice hair hehehehe :D This just doesn’t do catchy for me. FAIL! Just, what is this, what is the point, besides the outfit!

34. Hungary - Csezy - Candlelight – Weak voice? Way too, nice dinner at a fancy restaurant song for me. Could do well in a Disney movie, seriously.

35. France - Sébastien Tellier – Divine – I hated this kind of, but, it can grow on me.

36. Spain - Rodolfo Chikilicuatre - Baila el Chiki-chiki – at least it’s catchy? Horrible however.

37. Romania - Nico & Vlad - Pe-o Margine De Lume – well I mean, five times and I can almost never sit through this song, it makes me boreddddddddddd, but it was well performed…

38. Macedonia - Tamara, Vrcak & Adrijan - Let Me Love You – Can’t remember this AT ALL, and can’t waste more bandwidth checking :P I think I might be underrating it here though.

39. Lithuania - Jeronimas Milius - Nomads In The Night  - Same as Macedonia. I remember it was bad though.

40. Portugal - Vania Fernandes - Senhora Do Mar (Negras Aguas) – So low due to it’s massive popularity which I don’t comprehend at all. The women looks more annoying than Rosie O Donnel, she isn’t that great a singer, the song obviously SUCKS….

41. Montenegro - Stefan Filipovic - Zauvijek Volim Te  - Can’t get into this, though my friend loves it.

42. Poland - Isis Gee - For Life – 1800 hooker anyone? YUCK

43. Germany - No Angels – Disappear – The song is no where near this bad, however, vocally, yuck, presentation, yuck. A horror.
 

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Re: 2008 - Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #165 on: January 20, 2009, 11:33:16 PM »
lol now i would quite entirely disagree, that's what id usually call "an awful list" (Latvia, Greece, Ukraine :doh:)

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Re: 2008 - Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #166 on: January 21, 2009, 03:26:19 AM »
lol now i would quite entirely disagree, that's what id usually call "an awful list" (Latvia, Greece, Ukraine :doh:)

Hahaha yeah, I read all the reviews in here, so I thought it would be unpopular :D

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Re: 2008 - Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #167 on: January 23, 2009, 10:06:58 PM »
well well well
I'm glad people are still around reading my reviews :goodjob1: 8)

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Re: 2008 - Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #168 on: January 26, 2009, 11:50:47 AM »
Oh yes, they're very interesting ;)

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Re: 2008 - Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #169 on: January 27, 2009, 01:09:38 AM »
thx! I tried to make them long and interesting, filled with honesty, personal thought, humbleness, wit and simplicity. I only managed to be like "Blah" to what i hated and go like "Ok now we're talking" to what I liked :-[

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« Reply #170 on: January 27, 2009, 02:54:38 PM »
thx! I tried to make them long and interesting, filled with honesty, personal thought, humbleness, wit and simplicity. I only managed to be like "Blah" to what i hated and go like "Ok now we're talking" to what I liked :-[

nah you guys inspired me to make my own list, you did good reviews :P  :grouphug:

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Re: 2008 - Your Review Of The Songs
« Reply #171 on: January 28, 2009, 05:58:46 PM »