Despite the absence of Israel and San Marino, I enjoyed the final. The biggest surprise was that the two songs I detested the most in the semifinals–Lithuania and Ukraine–weren’t so bad the second time I heard them. In fact, I put Ukraine into my top five! Compared to previous years, while this year didn’t have any real turkeys, there weren’t any songs that really made me say “WOW! That’s amazing!” I hope there is more variety next year. Here are my top five choices, in order:
|My Rank||Contest Rank||Country||Title, Artist|
|1||9||The Netherlands||“Birds”, Anouk|
|2||24||Finland||“Marry Me”, Krista Siegfrids|
|3||1||Denmark||“Only Teardrops”, Emmilie de Forest|
|4||3||Ukraine||“Gravity”, Zlata Ognevich|
|5||12||Belgium||“Love Kills”, Roberto Bellarosa|
See you next year in Denmark!