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Germany: Cascada – Glorious

[badlist] Dated arrangement Typical ‘fan wank’ song, will perform strongly in the polls, but fail to pick up top points To date, press has been negative [/badlist] After weeks of build-up, the German public chose to send Cascada to Malmö with …

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Slovenia: Hannah Mancini – Straight Into Love

[badlist] Song isn’t up to Eurovision standards Slovenia will struggle to win over juries Weaker of upbeat entries in semi-1 [/badlist] Today, RTVSLO presented their entry to Eurovision 2013.  Straight into Love by Hannah Mancini is an electronic, dub-step song …

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Cyprus: Despina Olympiou – An Me Thimase

[badlist] Not many friends to call upon for support Song isn’t exciting and weaker than other songs in the same genre Jury support will be limited. [/badlist] Cyprus broadcaster, CyBC officially presented Despina Olympiou’s love song for Malmö, called An …

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Finland: Krista Siegrids – Marry Me

[badlist] Upbeat songs tend to fail, despite apparent poll support The chorus can be misheard as ‘I f**k you!’ Choreography will be dramatically altered for Malmö [/badlist] Krista Siegfrids, ESCtips’ first ever interviewee, has been selected to represent Finland at this year’s …

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Norway: Margaret Berger – I Feed You My Love

[badlist] We still haven’t heard a fully live performance without playback assistance Backing vocals will sound very different in Malmö Will struggle with an early draw, as it doesn’t possess as big a climax as other market leaders. [/badlist] The bookies …

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Malta: Gianluca Bezzina – Tomorrow

[badlist] Malta low on friends in semi Bezzina needs choreographing for Malmö [/badlist] The semi-final was a trek I didn’t wish to embark on, but the final surprisingly delivered a victory for Gianluca Bezzina over hot favourite Kevin borg. The first time …

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Iceland: Eyþór – Ég á líf

[badlist] Dated and lacking a big moment Eyþór’s image doesn’t match the song Can’t compete with stronger songs of this genre [/badlist] In one of the weakest Icelandic finals in recent time, Ég á líf, by Eyþór was chosen to …

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Denmark: Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops

[badlist] Scandinavian bloc vote is split May struggle to look fresh in Malmö [/badlist] After a spellbinding Dansk Melodi Grand Prix show, the Danish public chose Emmelie de Forest with Only Teardrops to represent Denmark in Malmo. Make no mistake, Only Teardrops …

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Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich – Gravity

The Ukraine has just released the new version of Gravity, their updated and more refined challenger for Eurovision 2013! This is a challenger! Gravity has a wonderfully uplifting arrangement, influenced by 90s pop-ballads with those orchestral stabs and loud reverb …

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