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Old 13-02-2013, 23:40
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Semifinal 2

Denmark
I'm liking this.

Austria
This isn't bad, its an OK fun entry.

Scotland
Wanted to like this but I'm just not feeling it.

Ireland
Its a bit generic but I like it anyway.

Andorra
Not feeling this one

Georgia
Awful and I expected nothing more.

Latvia
This is good.

Finland
Annoying

Croatia
I'ts not bad really.

Czech Republic
See above

Slovenia
This was in my short list last time but I did choose her, I like it though.

Switzerland
Liking this but not as much as I thought I would when it started.

Netherlands
Another good entry.

Cyprus
I couldn't get into this.

Germany
This is quite emotional, I like it. He reminds me if some one though I can't quite put my finger on it.

Luxembourg
This is what's needed a song that makes you want to dance, its gets a tad repetitive in parts but it can be forgiven, getting a 90's vibe from this.

Spain
This isn't bad

France
This isn't bad.

Hungary
This is OK, Decent end to the playlist
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Old 13-02-2013, 23:52
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loving sweden, it's like a Lana Del Ray clone.
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Old 14-02-2013, 16:23
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loving sweden, it's like a Lana Del Ray clone.
How is that a good thing?
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Old 14-02-2013, 16:28
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Is it just me, or does Melissa Tkautz look like a less draggy version of Isis Gee?
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Old 14-02-2013, 17:42
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Triple post but sod it.

A few thoughts on semi 2: Incredibly strong heat for a start. Only 8 songs qualifying is going to be brutal.

I haven't heard any of the songs from semi 3 yet but I'm pretty sure Germany will be winning the final. And I know it's a random draw but Germany followed by Luxembourg tells a really nice story lyrically I think.

Finnish may as well be a made up language, let's face it. Maija Vikkumaa is such a fab name.

Latvia need to send something like this to real eurovision, it might get them above bottom 3 in the semi for once. Same for the Netherlands actually, although their recent record isn't quite as dismal.

That mini clash at the end of the draw between Luxembourg and France doesn't leave AnnaGrace looking too healthy as far as I'm concerned. Spain benefits hugely being sandwiched between then.

Anyway, the 8 songs I'd like to see through:

Andorra
Czech Republic
Denmark
France
Germany
Hungary
Netherlands
Spain

I'd be happy with all but a handful of them qualifying though. This semi really is that strong.
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Old 14-02-2013, 17:57
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Going by the reviews my first song is doomed.
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Old 14-02-2013, 18:00
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ok i usually don't like the favourite entry but Germany is bloody good
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Old 14-02-2013, 20:37
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Thanks to all those who voted for Morocco! I thought it was a good find for Morocco; pity
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Old 14-02-2013, 21:23
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Reminder for SF2:
[LIST=1][*]Denmark - Lukas Graham - Better Than Yourself [*]Austria - Melissa Tkautz - Glamorous Life [*]Scotland - Sandi Thom - Flesh and Blood[*]Ireland - The Saturdays - What About Us [*]Andorra - La Musicalite - Última noche en la tierra[*]Georgia - Valeriy Meladze & Anastasia Prikhodko - Byezotvyetno[*]Latvia - Jasie Kruz - It's Over[*]Finland - Maija Vilkkumaa - Lottovoitto[*]Croatia - Severina - Uzbuna[*]Czech Republic - Lisa Miskovsky - Got A Friend[*]Slovenia - Nina Pušlar - Odhajam z vetrom [*]Switzerland - Kat Graham - Wanna Say[*]Netherlands - Mattanja Joy Bradley - Beautiful Imperfections [*]Cyprus - Anna Vissi - Protimo[*]Germany - Michael Schulte - You Said You'd Grow Old With Me [*]Luxembourg - AnnaGrace - Ready To Fall In Love [*]Spain - Russian Red - Everyday Everynight[*]France - Matthew Raymond Barker - Trash (tout le monde jump sur le bar)[*]Hungary - Tóth Gabi - Elég volt

Playlist[/LIST]
Vote in the usual Eurovision fashion, and voting closes on the 16th February 2013.
^ Make a note of that date everyone I've sent PMs to, that is correct, and the 15th is not.
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Old 14-02-2013, 22:07
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No problem. More time for my final playthrough now..
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Old 15-02-2013, 00:42
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Semi Final Two Review
Denmark: This is amazing. It starts off a bit slow but by the chorus and second verse I'm a massive fan. I love his voice, it's really strong and I hope the early draw doesn't hinder it! 9/10
Austria: Oh dear. Not a fan of this sort of song anyway, but it's spectacularly weak. 3/10
Scotland: I've always been a fan of Sandi Thom, she's got some brilliant songs! This isn't brilliant, but it's not bad either. Just good. 6/10
Ireland: Not really a fan of the newer Saturdays songs. Loved some of their first hits but not a big fan of this. I can never get over how beautiful Molly is, though!! 5/10
Andorra: This has a lot of potential to be great, but it falls short and ends up a bit of a trainwreck if i'm being painfully honest. Might struggle to stand out in this heat. 4/10
Georgia: Georgia is always a difficult country, but I don't believe that this could be the best song out there for the country at the moment. It's not bad but there's something dark and scary about it. The female parts are substantially better than the males, too. 5/10
Latvia: Oh wow, I didn't expect this from Latvia!! This is probably one of my favourites so far in the contest, a really great song! 9/10
Finland: I don't know whether it's just because it is following Latvia, but there's something about this that makes me not a fan. It's not bad, but it hasn't got much going for it either! 4/10
Croatia: I had this song down for Croatia, which means it passes a certain level and honestly I'm actually liking it more with each listen. It's got the ethno-pop vibe and it's cute. Good song. 6/10
Czech Republic: Oh, this is great. I love the feel to the song and her voice is great. The chilling verses then the cool, almost uplifting, chorus. Good song for la Republic of Czech! 8/10
Slovenia: This is a cute little ballad. It doesn't stand out, after arun of 3 very good songs beforehand, but still good. It won't be missing out on my points, at least. 6.5/10
Switzerland: This is nowhere near as good as Kat Graham's previous entry in this contest. Not necessarily bad but not great either. Very middle of the road for me personally. 5.5/10
Netherlands: There's something about this that really irks me, perhaps the country feel to it, but at the same time there's something that makes me want to keep listening which is good for a song in this contest. I'll probably end up re-listening in the next 24 hours, haha. 6.5/10
Cyprus: I have a softspot for Anna, I don't even know why. But I like this song, it's really good. I thought Slovenia was a good ballad but I think that this trumps it, even without a video, well done. 7/10
Germany: Upon first listen after seeing it's being called the 'favourite' I was looking forward to hating it because normally I hate the 'favourites' (when they aren't my songs. ) but this time I actually really liked it! That being said, Denmark is so much better in the male vocalist department, so I don't think it's going to win. Perhaps i'll be wrong! 8/10
Luxembourg: Typical europop song with a competent female singer who can belt over a strong electronic beat. Very generic, but it's okay. 6/10
Spain: Yay this is good. I love Russian Red and I love this song! The perfect cure to the hangover those generic europop songs give me! 8.5/10
France: Better than Luxembourg in the generic europop song division. It's good but nothing outstanding like it seems to be talked about. Middle of the road, maybe just a small advantage over other middle of the road entries. 6.5/10
Hungary: Something about this is awesome. It reminds me of that Serbian song from real Eurovision 2 years ago (I think?). Nice song, with a nice voice singing. Good end! 7.5/10

Ideal 8 qualifiers ordered alphabetically:
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Hungary
Latvia
Slovenia
Spain


Not quite as strong as SF1 as a whole but some very standout songs in the mix. I think the first 4/5 qualification spots are pretty solid, but the other 3/4 are pretty up for grabs!
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Old 15-02-2013, 03:03
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Reviews for SF2:

Denmark - It's quite interesting with the whole Beethoven thing. It misses a video to totally bring it to life, but not bad.

Austria - Tkautz part 1. Quite surprised she's 39. Song's fairly good, the best singer to come out of Home and Away since Dannii?

Scotland - Ah starting with the Martin Luther King speech, the old Jay Khan tactic. I think Sandi Thom was one of the first few artists we had when Scotland were first brought in, another that's not bad.

Ireland - Not sure how this will be received but it is a good song. The best so far for me.

Andorra - I like this, very different sort of song from Spain, good choice.

Georgia - Well I like Valeriy Meladze and I like Anastasia Prikhodko, but which one is better? There's only one way to find out... A surprise in some ways this has not been picked earlier for Georgia, I'd forgotten about it, it's a good song, I really like it.

Latvia - Very good song for Latvia, this will be in the final I'd expect. I think we'll be seeing a lot more of her in the future.

Finland - Finland have struggled a bit recently after a good run, this isn't bad. Without speaking the language I'm going to assume the song's about the day winning the lottery caused her house to fly.

Croatia - This is nice and upbeat, like it, good Balkan sound, pretty catchy, although someone should tell her she's 40.

Czech Republic - It's a good choice, there aren't a lot of options in the Czech Republic. Might have a chance of getting through.

Slovenia - Wasn't really a fan of Nina Puslar's last song, this is a lot different, it's inoffensive but maybe doesn't stand out enough.

Switzerland - I wasn't sure whether bringing Kat Graham back was a great idea, but then I heard the song. It's really good.

Netherlands - I really like this too, nice find.

Cyprus - Not totally feeling this one.

Germany - It's nice, he's got a bit of an Embrace sound to him, it's not really got the sort of memorable chorus that tends to draw me back to songs but it seems it will do well.

Luxembourg - As an actual song it's a bit thin, but good tempo.

Spain - Russian Red have been entered before and I never really got them then either tbh.

France - Just love this, been listening to it for ages. Great from the very start.

Hungary - I imagine this is what Ola would look like if he was Hungarian and female. Like this, great tempo and the chorus was really starting to grow on me by the end.


My preferred 8 to qualify:

Andorra
Georgia
Latvia
Czech Republic
Switzerland
Netherlands
France
Hungary


I think we're up to 10 former DSFE artists in Eurovision this year now after Cascada qualifying, I still think Pyromania might possibly be the best of all the songs I've sent to this, hope they do well in Malmo.
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Old 15-02-2013, 14:25
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I know it's a bit late but here's my non-qualifier votes for SF1:

4 - Azerbaijan
2 - Northern Ireland
1 - Tunisia
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Old 15-02-2013, 14:44
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Think my song is going out unfortunately.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:21
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Semifinal 3

Belarus
Not really getting this one.

Poland
This one either

Sardinia
This is better, but its lacking something.

Israel
Enjoyed this but its gets a bit repetitive.

Macedonia
this is quite good

Slovakia
This was just too weird for me.

Turkey
Too Miley Cyrus/Taylor Swift like.

Greece
This is good, I'm liking this.

Lithuania
Another one I'm liking.

Norway
Liking this, really glad this was changed.

Algeria
Too generic next

Malta
This woman gets around Austria and now Malta, prefer Austria.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Will be hard to live up to the last Bosnian song, this isn't bad though the video is filth.

Sweden
Too depressing for me.

Portugal
Its pleasant though I don't get it.

Ukraine
Its lively, actually enjoyed this.

Moldova
This isn't so bad.

Belgium
I didn't like this at first but its grown on me a bit.
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Old 15-02-2013, 22:31
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I thought the results were today

Happy they weren't as I would've been DQ'ed
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Old 16-02-2013, 11:47
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Oh did we have results?
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Old 16-02-2013, 12:31
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A bit late but my votes for the non-qualifiers of SF1

5 - San Marino
4 - Azerbaijan
2 - Estonia
1 - Northern Ireland
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Old 16-02-2013, 12:41
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SF 2 review

Denmark - Not really feeling this one, just doesn't do it for me.

Austria - This is good, lacks something to make it a wow song but still a strong entry.

Scotland - Found this to be a bit boring to be honest, never really got going.

Ireland - It's a good song, but not a patch of their early stuff.

Andorra - I like this very much, a nice little pop-rock entry.

Georgia - Bit repeatative, but a nice surprise for them.

Latvia - I like this one a lot, a very good simple pop song.

Finland - Wasn't too sure at the start but it grew on me by the end.

Croatia - Not as good as her eurovision entry, but still a good song which I enjoyed.

Czech Republic - This was a strong ballad which I enjoyed listening too.

Slovenia - After the previous entry this was just a tad forgetful sadly.

Switzerland - I liked this a lot, very good to sing-a-long too.

Netherlands - Another good entry here as well, liked this one too.

Cyprus - Wasn't too keen on this one, it was nice, but nothing more for me.

Germany - Another strong ballad, very simple and it stands out compared to some of the overproduced stuff.

Luxembourg - Didn't really like this one at all to be honest, suffers from being after Germany.

Spain - I found this to be too nice and twee, not really my cup of tea.

France - Loved this, a very strong song will be getting high points from me.

Hungary - I rated this one highly too. Very good pop-rock number again.

So my 8 to qualify are:

Andorra
Latvia
Czech Republic
Switzerland
Netherlands
Germany
France
Hungary
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Old 16-02-2013, 12:45
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Just over 6 hours for 4 people to submit their SF2 points.
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Old 16-02-2013, 13:22
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It's crazy how much better sf2 is than the other two

Shame some of those songs are gonna miss out
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:07
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Bottom 5 for me

Austria
Cyprus
Hungary
Slovenia
Spain
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:14
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i won't be around for results as i have to work some stupid Valentines Disco tonight - eurghhh

song 2 looks as though it should be going through so lets hope for another set of double finalists
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:17
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Bottom 5 for me

Austria
Cyprus
Hungary
Slovenia
Spain
Need to focus on your top 8
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:19
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Down to the final person to vote.
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