Not Letting Me Down
I was much happier with the Eurovision song selection results this week than last week.
Belarus changed their performer to Litesound, a much better choice assuming “We are the heroes” is the song.
Turkey presented their song, “Love Me Back”. I’m not impressed with it, and it isn’t even as good as last year’s non-qualifier.
Ireland chose to send Jedward to Baku for the second time in a row with “Waterline.” It’s not as good as “Lipstick” but it was the best in their national final and Jedward are always entertaining.
Austria had a similar situation, sending “Woki mit deim popo”. It’s not as good as “Oida Taunz” but it was the best in their national final and Trackshittaz are always entertaining.
Finland chose “När Jag Blundar”, in Swedish, for their entry. It’s a nice ballad and an interesting choice of language.
The Netherlands chose “You and Me,” a not very impressing country song.
Slovenia picked “Verjamem,” which is pretty much “Molitva 2”, which is a good thing.
Three other countries had semifinals. Estonia had their second semifinal. I’m happy with the qualification of “City lights” but not as much with the other qualifiers. Lithuania had its fourth semifinal and I am pleased with the qualifiers, especially “Home” and “One of a Kind”.
Sweden had their fourth and final semifinal. I'm happy with the final qualifiers, but I wish "The girl" made it to the second chance round instead of "Don't let me down."