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Moldova: Pasha Parfeny – Lautar

From what was a substandard Moldovan selection, we have been left with Pasha Parfeny performing the song ‘Lautar’. We will no doubt get an avalanche of spam from various citizens of Moldova professing this to be an epoch defining song …

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Portugal: Filipa Sousa – Vida Minha

Last night, Filipa Sousa was chosen as Portugal’s candidate for Eurovision 2012 in Baku. To start, I’ll begin by pointing out that Portugal already had a hard task ahead of them to qualify from semi final two. That task hasn’t …

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Sweden: Loreen – Euphoria

Loreen predictably stormed to victory tonight and will now represent Sweden at Eurovision in May. We see no need in harping on about the style and subtle elegance of this song, the quality speaks for itself. This is the outright …

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Serbia: Zeljko Joksimovic – Synonym

After a full-length concert, Zeljko finally presented his song for Eurovision – well he actually presented two. Zeljko’s voice is the main reason to love this song. The clarity and earthy tone make this a pleasure whatever language he eventually …

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Romania: Mandinga – Zaleilah

Mandinga will be representing Romania at Eurovision with Zaleilah – yet another upbeat tune to join the what is a crowded genre in Baku. Bagpipes and Romania are not two words usually found together in the same sentence. Mandinga seem …

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Armenia Withdraws from Baku

Armenian Public Television has officially informed the EBU of their withdrawal from the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. With the tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan still raw, Armenia had concerns about the security in Baku.  Those concerns have forced this decision from the …

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Estonia: Ott Lepland – Kuula

Estonia predictably sent Ott Lepland to Eurovision with the song Kuula. It’s certainly one of the better emotional songs so far this year. There is real emotion on display here, which gives the song and performance integrity. It should claw …

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Spain: Pastora Soler – Quédate Conmigo

[youtube id=”eJBh_fUBreA” width=”600″ height=”350″] Last night, Spain selected Quédate Conmigo for singer Pastora Soler. Apart from the big fortissimo part at 2:18, I was very indifferent this song. It’s lacking power during the verses and it’s difficult to spot any …

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