I haven't heard EVERY song, yet, but here comes my yearly preview of this traditional contest. I've given up on the whole voting crap, as it's all politics and an Eastern European country will win. However, it's a great moment to listen to some great songs.
Last year was a fiasco and the song that was by far the best was beaten in the semi-final. That was Monaco's song, and I expect similar things this year.
Nonetheless, here it goes in alphapetical order:
Not a very good song at all, but not the worst out there. I don't like it whatsoever, and don't expect anything to happen with it.
More or less the same as above. A bit better, but quite a poor song.
One advice; listen to the song more than once! It's very catchy and I am starting to like it more and more. It contains joddling and a sort of 50's music. Will either flop big or win. The chorus is not actually the best part of this song.
Last year, I was probably one of the few who was fond of My Galileo. Belarus has a more normal song this year, but not at all inspiring or anything special with it. Sorta soothing music, but it lacks so much.
A soothing ballad, that also takes a turn to faster. I don't hate it nor love it. Belgium usually have crap, but this is rather good. Could be that last years French song with Monaco has caught my ears from now on.
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Will get a twelve from Sweden by far. Not only because of the amount of imigrants we have, but that this is a typical Swedish song. The song is almost even better in Bosnian than in English, which is the language they will perform with. One of the most catchiest chorus that enters.
A ballad, but nooooooo!!!! Don't completely suck, but too much soul and jazz for my taste.
As far as I can remember, Crotia has only had one good song in history. It was their debut year 1993, when Put had a brilliant song.
This Croatia song is so and so. Nothing special whatsoever. Won't make it far.
Nah, I get the feeling I've heard the song before. Mixes oriental with pop and it's just not working.
Thank you Denmark!!!!! People, don't get fooled by the start of the song and go to the toilet or something. The chorus is THE strongest in the entire contest and the song is equally good in both languages. This is Olsen Brothers class, and the cool sound will sadly fail completely. Denmark is emerging as one of the strongest countries year after year.
Teenage pop and therefore you'd think it would be my favorute. Well, I don't hate it. I could sing to this when I'm drunk, but it won't make it in this contest. Too repetitive.
Seems to wanna copy Ireland or something. As usual (sadly) Finland in the ESC is one of the weakest countries. This is a ballad for once, but it's still quite weak.
Not yet heard it
Nah, I simply don't like it.
Sounds like TATU in the beginning, and then 4 none Blondes. It's an okay song, but it's suited for movies and not this sort of competition.
Will be represented by a gorgeous Swede, and she was a part of the group Antique. I had really expected better, but it's not strong at all. It doesn't suck either.
No, this one sucks big time.
Would win if it was an Eastern European song. The song is ridiculously strong and good, and together with Denmark my favourite. Performed by Selma who the year 99 had the best song, but Sweden's crap song won that year. This song though has it all. Mysterious and catchy.
Is this really Ireland? Traditionally they only bring ballads, and when they change, they bring this?! The song is amateurish and extremely weak.
Sounds like a typical French ballad to me. Perfectly okay and you can listen to it. Not too fond of it though.
Sounds similar to Austria's song last year, I think. A ballad and it's okay. Very nice and soothing. Then it takes a turn to the faster and the song is even better. I don't know, I will probably like this song even more the more I hear it.
A BIG favourite in my eyes to be able to win the whole thing. Contains some rock, and it would be a shocker if this song isn't among the top five.
Was last year a target of the ridiculous voting, and was never a threat in the final. This year they have a ballad and a much worse song. Though, the old Malta style (which this is) has worked better. Sounds like a Disney song though, which is a good thing.
Inspired by Athena from Turkey last year. This version is much worse though. Extremely weak song.
A French ballad, which is of no surprise. Like previously said, Monaco last year was BRILLIANT. This year it's just nice. I like the background music once again from Monaco, but this lacks any sort of creativity to mix vocals with music.
Not bad at all, Whitney Houston. It's a typical Whitney song and her voice is more or less identical. A strong song that could go very far.
Their song is a huge hit in Norway, and it's a rock-group. Will certainly not succeed in this contest, but even I quite like the song. Expect my family to like it a lot though.
As per usual they bring the biggest crap. They only sing la la la during the whole song.
Not heard yet
This song is going to win. It's an Eastern European song, and MUCH better than Ukraine from last year. It's a Eurotechno song, with a fantastic voice and music. I'd be very surprised if this won't win. The long break without any lyrics could be a problem perhaps.
An okay song, nothing more nothing less. Too repetive though.
Serbia & Montenegro
Last year they had by far the worst song, and ended up second. This song is almost equally as bad, but I expect politics to play its part once again.
Haven't heard yet
The start is the Ketchup Song which immediately puts you off. They think it might work though, and who knows? Don't like this song at all.
My home-country and as usually, I'm dissappointed with our song. We might have a chance, because the guy is extremely popular among women (Joke can confirm this), and has charisma. The song however is very weak. Though, Sweden has a habit of ending up on a high position.
Another favourite. Not like Switzerland at all, and they almost sound Eastern European. Warning for this song to be able to win.
The hosts usually comes with ridiculous songs in order to not be hosts two years in a row, since it would be too expensive. The pattern continues with this ridiculous song.
Not English whatsoever, and very bad. Leave this genre for the Eastern European countries, please!
That's all! Who´ll win? ROMANIA!