Eurovision Song Contest 1994

Here are my choices for best songs at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Dublin, Ireland on April 30. Except for the winning entry from Ireland, I had not heard any of these songs until now. My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 France “Je suis un vrai garçon”, NinaContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1994”

My choices for Eurovision 2015

It’s difficult to compare songs. If one song has a catchy tune but insipid words, while another has profound lyrics and a boring melody, which one is better? If a great song is sung poorly or a mediocre song has some amazing arrangements, which one is better? My mood can even affect the comparison: oneContinue reading “My choices for Eurovision 2015”

A Dal 2015 (Hungarian selection for Eurovision 2015)

What are the odds of two young women with similar names, singing songs built around acoustic guitar arrangements with lyrics pleading for peace, entering Hungary’s A Dal contest to choose a song for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest? But that is exactly what has happened with Boggie’s “Wars for Nothing” and Bogi’s “World of Violence”. Continue reading “A Dal 2015 (Hungarian selection for Eurovision 2015)”

Eurovision Song Contest 1998

Here are my choices for best songs at the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest. Except for the winning entry from Israel, I had not heard any of these songs until now. My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Netherlands “Hemel en aarde”, Edsilia 4 2 Macedonia “Ne zori, zoro”, Vlado Janevski 19 3 HungaryContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1998”

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Final

Here it is, everyone–my top ten choices for best songs from Eurovision Song Contest 2014! Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Hungary “Running”, András Kállay-Saunders 5 2 Netherlands “Calm After the Storm”, The Common Linnets 2 3 Austria “Rise Like a Phoenix“, Conchita Wurst 1 4 Sweden “Undo”, Sanna Nielsen 3 5 SwitzerlandContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Final”

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Semifinal 1

Here are my choices for best songs from the first semifinal of Eurovision Song Contest 2014: Rank Country Title, Artist 1 Hungary “Running”, András Kállay-Saunders 2 Portugal “Quero Ser Tua”, Suzy 3 Iceland “No Prejudice”, Pollapönk 4 Netherlands “Calm After the Storm”, The Common Linnets 5 Albania “One Night’s Anger”, Hersi