Eurovision 2015 – Semi Final 2: Thoughts

Ok, let’s do it. Lot’s of great songs in the Semi-Final 2. I woke up at 4:45am feeling like my eyes were going to fall out of my head, but whatever- totally worth it. Also, how pretty was Conchita Wurst last night?! The black bob really suits her and her outfit was literally amazeballs. I also got out my Swedish flag because clearly Sweden is going to win this year, am I RIGHT?!

Anyway, here are my thoughts on the Semi Final 2 contestants:

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1. Lithuania
Monika Linkytė & Vaidas Baumila – This Time

So there’s like, an abundance of duets this year (something to do with Netherlands almost winning last year with a duet). I kinda like this one though- it’s really happy and cheerful. Lots of ‘looooove’ (literally). It was a great song to open up the night and Monika and Vaidas are very camera-friendly and good-looking people… but um, that kiss though? I lol’d.

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2. Ireland
Molly Sterling – Playing With Numbers

Ireland needs to send Jedward to Eurovision. Jedward needs to make a return. Eurovision is fun when Jedward’s around. Molly did a great job and has a nice voice, but the song just doesn’t mesh well amongst the Eurovision atmosphere.

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3. San Marino
Michele Perniola & Anita Simoncini

Lol who put these kids on stage. This ain’t Junior Eurovision. The boy reminds me of Nick Jonas, only more awkward. Or maybe a mixture of all the Jonas Brother’s together?

San Marino

Well, I feel sorry for them- they were just so out of their depth in this competition

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4. Montenegro
Knez – Adio

I like songs that are sung in a national language. The beginning of the song was a big bore-fest, but it really picked up towards the second half and finished strong. I also really enjoyed the dancing- brings me back to early 00’s Eurovision.

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5. Malta
Amber – Warrior

Um, isn’t there already a song called ‘Warrior’ this year? Looks like there’s only room for one warrior, and it wasn’t this one. (It was Georgia, btw).

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6. Norway
Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – A Monster Like Me

Love it. Have always love Norway’s entries, although I still prefer Carl Espen and his ‘Silent Storm’ last year. Still, this is a great song and they performed it well without any need for wind machines or cannon balls. One of my favourites for sure.

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7. Portugal
Leonor Andrade – Há um mar que nos separa

I have a soft spot for this song- again because its’s sung in it’s national language. Leonor kinda reminds me of a young Demi Lovato. She’s really pretty. Shame she didn’t make it into the finals.

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8. Czech Republic
Marta Jandová & Václav Noid Bárta – Hope Never Dies

The only thing I can remember about this performance is the epic shoe throw. I’m actually pretty sad that this song didn’t qualify for the finals. It’s the first time since 2009 that Czech Republic has been on the contest and they didn’t even make it! Awww.

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9. Israel
Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy

For some reason this song really reminds me of Australia’s entry- with the slow acoustic start and then BAM- party music. I like the Arabic feel of the song during the chorus. Wait- is it an Arabic feel? I’m not knowledgeable in the area of Arabic things. But whatever, I like the Eastern-ish beats, but that’s about it really.

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10. Latvia
Animata – Love Injected

Interesting and unique song. When I think of Latvia, I think of 2005 and Walters and Kazha’s entry- their song has been one of my all time favourites. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since then lolwut. I was 12 years old when I first started watching Eurovision. Crazy.

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11. Azerbaijan
Elnur Hüseynov – Hour of the Wolf

I don’t care if Azerbaijan is using Eurovision as a platform to spread their political propaganda. All I care about is that I adore this song. Elnur was a bit pitchy and the song won’t win, but it’s one of my all-time favourite Eurovision songs. I’ve added it to my Eurovision playlist.

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12. Iceland
Maria Ólafs – Unbroken

She must have been nervous- the vocals were all over the place but I genuinely do like the song and I thought the staging was magical, what with the Northern Lights and all. Looks like Norway and Sweden will have to shoulder the responsibility of representing the Nordic countries this year!

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13. Sweden
Måns Zermelöw – Heroes

Lol. I don’t even know what to say. So I know that Sweden is the favourite to win this year (and also a lot of people think that the song is overrated blah blah blah), and though personally it’s not my number 1 choice… I have to say, Måns really pulled off the performance. It was absolutely FLAWLESS and captivating. I mean, yeah, it was a complete copy and paste of his Melodifestivalen performance, but it was just such a STRONG performance and Måns completely oozes confidence. He’s pretty good looking too, I suppose. To be honest, I’m just a bit bitter because I really wanted Jon Henrik Fjällgren to represent Sweden this year.

Will Sweden win? They seem really over-powered in the Eurovision Song Contest- always sending out stellar performances… I had doubts that Sweden could pull it off and win, but since seeing Måns perform… I’ve felt a lot more certain that they will. If they don’t, it’s because people are sick of Sweden winning. That’s all.

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14. Switzerland
Mélanie René – Time To Shine

Oh, my poor Switzerland didn’t even qualify. It was an OK song. The costume change was pretty sweet.

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15. Cyprus
John Karayiannis – One Thing I Should Have Done

Sorry, didn’t pay much attention to this one- was still on a high after watching Sweden’s performance.

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16. Slovenia
Maraaya – Here For You

Love the air violin. Still on a high after watching Sweden’s performance.

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17. Poland
Monika Kuszyńska – In the Name of Love

At this point I’ve just given up watching all the other performances. Sweden, man.

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WELL. That’s it. Semi Final 2 is over. GUYS, THE FINAL IS SO SOON. It’s happening SO FAST I can’t even deal. Who will win?! I don’t even care who wins, I just love everything.

Here’s my Eurovision playlist of all my favourite songs (Ok, not all, it’s hard to find them all on Spotify):

And also if you haven’t watched it, 5 Reasons Why I Love Eurovision:

SEE YOU FOR THE FINALS!