2017 Reviews

Albania, Austria and Belarus

AlbaniaWorld by Lindita

Thank you Albania! Thank you for sending Lindita to Eurovision. Gone are the wailing flutes and fiddly Çiftelijas! Instead, Lindita belts out a Bond-esque number with the obligatory key change. And boy, can she hold a note! The song is dull, but with the right stage show, Lindita might find herself in the top half at the end of the evening!

Review by Mariella Herberstein


AustriaRunning On Air by Nathan Trent

Back in 2014, Conchita was Rising Like a Phoenix, while young Nathan here is Running On Air! Both are sporting exceptionally groomed facial hair (Conchita’s is clearly better!). Still, Nathan seems like a nice lad, and he does a good job with this happy, toe tapping number! Definitely the finals for me!

Review by Mariella Herberstein


BelarusStory of My Life by Naviband

Life is super happy in Belarus! You get to wear embroidered linen shirts, run through forests and exclaim: hey, hey, heyaheyahey! And why are young Artem and Ksenia so happy? It is Belarus’s 800thbirthday – what better way to celebrate than Eurovision? Maybe deliriously happy is not your thing, but I like it and predict the finals for Belarus.

Review by Mariella Herberstein

Hello Kiev!

Dear Eurovisionaries!

Welcome to the 2017 Eurovision lunacy. Last year, Ukraine won Eurovision glory for the second time in history. Back in 2004 Russlana won with the excellent ‘Wild Dances’. Sadly, last year’s ‘1944’ by Jamala was not so excellent, but still won and we are going to Kiev!!!!

So, what is there to know about Kiev? The chickens are delicious and there is no shortage of controversy – back in February, the Eurovision organising team threatened to quit and in April Russia withdrew in protests from the competition! I can just tell – Eurovision 2017 will be exceptional!

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