Will You Still Love These Songs Tomorrow?
It's still Easter here but in Europe it's April 1, so I'll make a disclaimer: this is not an April Fool's joke, these is really the next-to-bottom part of my Eurovision ranking.
Gianluca Bezzina - "Tomorrow"
Reaction: This song gets points for relatively unique lyrics in this area (about an unlucky in love nerd), even though they're annoying to actually listen to. Also, this song is way too reminiscent of "Hey Soul Sister" and that's just unforgiveable.
Best Part: Chorus, which doesn't suffer from the above as much
Andrius Pojavis - "Something"
Reaction: This has aspirations of being arena rock, but it's too amateurish to be good. The verses are weak, but the chorus is somewhat catchy.
Best Part: the line about his shoes having names
Despina Olympiou - "An Me Thimase"
Reaction: Sure, she has a lovely voice, but this song is just boring. The verses are completely unmemorable, and the "thimaseeeeeeee" in the chorus is like a yawn. However, it can sound lovely if you're about to fall asleep.
Best Part: I can't find a "best part", but the "thimaseeeee" is at least memorable
Dorians - "Lonely Planet"
Reaction: This is a calm rock song with a nice message. It's kind of catchy but it's just uninteresting enough that it's sleepy and even boring.
Best Part: Guitar solo
Alyona Lanskaya - "Solayoh"
Reaction: This is actually kind of fun, an inoffensive Eurovision ethnic-dance song. However, it adds nothing special or particularly memorable. Is it better than any of the crop that took over 2005 (it's reminiscent of "Tomorrow I Go")? Is it better than any that were performed since? Not really.
Best Part: First verse, before it gets boring
Was that too mean? I hope not. Next week, it's songs 26-30, where I'll get ever nicer.